Top News Headlines of 26 March 2014

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  • Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, today announced that it has been awarded the 2013 Ian Kiernan Award for Corporate Social Responsibility by the Australian Human Resources Institute.
  • Legendary actor Nanda who is best known for films like Hum Dono (1961), Teen Deviyan and Kanoon (1960), passed away on Tuesday morning, following a heart attack. She was 75.
  • Six months after he gave the slip to intelligence agencies in Mangalore, Indian Mujahideen chief Tehsin Akhtar was arrested by Delhi Police special cell on Tuesday.
  • Congress is fielding senior leader and AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat after withdrawing its original candidate Narendra Ravat.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday lashed out at N Srinivasan for continuing as president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • The Congress central election committee sprung a surprise on Tuesday by announcing the candidature of former chief minister Ashok Chavan for Nanded parliamentary constituency in Maharashtra.
  • Students seeking admission in Delhi University this year may have to restrict their applications to 10 colleges and six courses. They may not be permitted to change colleges more than once either.
  • The CBI has questioned Himachal chief minister Virbhadra Singh in connection with allegations that as Union minister, he received payoffs of Rs 2.8 crore from a Mumbai steel company. CBI sources said Singh was summoned to Delhi and questioned at CBIs guesthouse.
  • Consumer electronics and home appliances brand, Videocon recently appointed Sanjeev Bakshi as the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the company.
  • A Double-Decker bus plunged into a ravine in Tak province on Monday night, killing 29 passengers and injuring 23 others. Most of them were elderly people.
  • Delhi University is going to start a helpline soon so that students can register their grievances. The helpline 1065 is meant for students to register complaints in case teachers are not attending classes or there are some problems in the colleges.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation has questioned Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh in connection with its probe on allegations that he received payoffs of Rs 2.8 crore from a Mumbai-based steel company.
  • Approximately five million government employees will be provided email IDs by the government for mandatory use in official communications and use of internet services of external service providers will be prohibited.
  • The Life-Time Achievement Award was conferred on eminent photographer Rajesh Bedi (above), regarded as one of the finest photographers of Indian wildlife.
  • The Obama administration is preparing to unveil a legislative proposal for a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agencys (NSA) once-secret bulk phone records programme.
  • The University of Brighton in England has announced that it will offer a postgraduate course in viticulture and oenology, capitalizing on the nations sparkling-wine industry.
  • The rupee gained 31 paise to close at 60.48 against the dollar up from its previous close of 60.79 on the back of strong dollar inflows from foreign institutional investors.
  • The Sahara group on Tuesday filed a new payment plan proposing to give market regulator Sebi Rs 2,500 crore within three days of the Supreme Court approving the proposal and promising to pay the remaining Rs 17,500 crore in installments by March 31 next year.
  • Jet Airways acting CEO Ravishankar Gopalakrishnan has resigned from the post, spending just over two months in the job. He was made CEO in mid-January when Gary Kenneth Toomey quit from the position.
  • Sebi slapped a fine of Rs 42.5 crore on 21 entities, including companies and brokers, for manipulative share trading on the listing day of Bharatiya Global Infomedia (BGIL).
  • Sistema Shyam Tele services on Monday reported narrowing of loss at Rs 445 crore in the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2013. The company posted loss of Rs 778.7 crore in the same period a year ago.
  • South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was fined 40 per cent of his match fee while his teammates copped a 20 per cent fine each for maintaining a slow over-rate during their World Twenty20 match against New Zealand on Monday.
  • New South Wales on Tuesday won their first Sheffield Shield crown since 2008 with Steve Smith hitting an unbeaten century as the match against Western Australia finished in stalemate.
  • Bayern Munich winger Julian Green has been given permission by soccer’s world governing body to switch allegiances from Germany to the United States, American officials announced on Monday.
  • Opener Dwayne Smith and leg spinner Samuel Badree starred as the defending champion West Indies beat Bangladesh by 73 runs Tuesday to remain in contention for the World Twenty20 semifinals.
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