Top News Headlines of 26 February 2014


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  • A flagship scheme of the former AAP government provision of up to 20kl of free water a month to each family with a metered connection lapses from April 1.
  • The Maharashtra government on Tuesday faced flak from the Bombay High Court for showing extra diligence in granting frequent parole to Sanjay Dutt.
  • Delhi Police has filed an FIR against Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat under sections of molestation and criminal intimidation on a woman’s complaint. The incident took place last September.
  • BJP president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday sought to bridge a trust deficit between his party and Muslims by saying that he was ready to apologize for any mistakes committed by the party in the past and urged the community to give the saffron outfit at least one chance.
  • Mentored by leaders of the Left and regional parties, a non-Congress and non-BJP front took shape on Tuesday but was immediately hit by controversy as two of its 11 constituents Biju Janata Dal and Asom Gana Parishad were conspicuously absent.
  • The Ambani brothers on Tuesday issued simultaneous statements denying all allegations levelled by Arvind Kejriwal against RIL, its chairman Mukesh Ambani and his younger brother Anil Ambani.
  • The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) of Britain has approached the CBI to verify allegations that two Indians were bribed 3 million by a private company to bag a Delhi Metro contract.
  • Aam Aadmi Party has once again demanded answers from BJP on the imposition of Presidents rule in Delhi. AAP has also challenged the Centre’s decision in the Supreme Court where the matter is pending.
  • Former chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday moved the Delhi high court contesting the AAP government’s decision to support a trial court order to lodge an FIR against her in a graft case.
  • New toll rates at the Kherki Dhaula plaza on the Gurgaon expressway came into effect on Tuesday midnight. The revision was necessitated by the removal of the toll plaza at Sirhaul last week. Cars will now have to pay Rs 56 for a trip across the toll plaza.
  • The vice-chancellor of Delhi Technological University (DTU), P B Sharma, has been sent on leave pending inquiry into charges of corruption against him.
  • Four Indian universities, including the IITs at Delhi and Mumbai, are among the global top 50 in at least one of the 30 disciplines covered under the QS World University Rankings by Subject. IIT-Delhi achieved the country’s highest position, ranking 42nd in electrical engineering.
  • Former RAW chief Sanjeev Tripathi on Tuesday joined BJP ahead of the polls, following in the footsteps of several retired bureaucrats and diplomats finding a career in politics.
  • In fresh trouble for LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan at a time when he is making a crucial decision over his allies for the Lok Sabha elections, the CBI has decided to call him for questioning, perhaps as early as next week.
  • One person was killed and 18 others injured when two communities clashed over construction of a platform at a religious place in UPs Azamgarh district on Monday night.
  • The NIA on Tuesday arrested two more suspects, including one Anil Pandey from UP,for providing explosives for the Patna blasts during Modi’s rally last year. Pandey was held with Mohammed Raju from Manda near Mirzapur.
  • Vinegar may soon be used to cure Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB).The active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, can effectively kill mycobacteria even in the most virulent form of MDR TB an international team of researchers from Venezuela, France, and the US have found.
  • US engineers have developed the world’s fastest car with a top speed of an incredible 435 kilometres per hour. US firm Hennesseys Venom GT set the new record for the fastest car in the world during a test run at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
  • Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed 43 people in an attack on secondary school students as they slept in the latest school massacre to hit Nigeria’s troubled northeast.
  • Li Guixin has become the first person in China to sue the government for failing to curb air pollution, a state-run newspaper reported on Tuesday.
  • Actor-director Harold Ramis, best known for starring in cult comedies like Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day with Bill Murray, has died at the age of 69.
  • A chief prosecutor’s office on Tuesday initiated a probe into audio recordings purportedly of Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordering his son to dispose of vast amounts of cash amid a graft probe.
  • Paceman Lasith Malinga’s brilliant five-wicket haul under pressure and opener Lahiru Thirimannes second ODI century helped Sri Lanka script a thrilling 12-run win over Pakistan in a nail-biting opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament.
  • Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi progressed to the doubles quarterfinals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships after overcoming qualifiers Nikolay Davydenko and Victor Hanescu 6-1, 5-7, 10-8 here on Tuesday.
  • Northern Railway today launched a round-the-clock security helpline number, 1322, with an aim to provide speedy assistance to passengers in the event of thefts, harassment, pick pocketing or other criminal incidents on rail premises.
  • Sita Soren, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator and daughter-in-law of party chief Shibu Soren, surrendered in CBI court in RS polls misconduct case.
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Top News Headlines of 26 February 2014
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