Top News Headlines of 27 April 2014

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  • Chikkarangappa S (69-65-67-72) of Bangalore lifted the Surya Nepal Masters 2014 trophy after defeating Kolkata’s Shankar Das (67-70-68-68) in a playoff at the Gokarna Forest Golf Resort in Kathmandu.
  • The Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday registered an FIR against yoga guru Baba Ramdev for violating the poll code with his remark on Friday that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi goes to houses of Dalits for honeymoon and picnic.
  • Marvan Atapattu has been named Sri Lanka’s interim head coach, following the resignation of Paul Farbrace earlier this week. Ruwan Kalpage, Sri Lanka’s fielding coach and former offspinner, has been appointed his assistant.
  • The special police unit for women and children has drawn up a list of top 20 police stations which had registered maximum number of missing children cases in Delhi last year. As many as 2,363 such cases were filed in these stations alone, with Ranholla police station recording the highest number with 199 cases.
  • Kings XI Punjab maintained their unbeaten run in IPL 7 by defending a small total of 132-9 to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 23 runs at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Chasing a modest target of 133, KKR’s big guns failed to fire being bowled out for 109 with 10 balls remaining.
  • Three militants holed up in a house were killed by security forces in Kashmirs Shopian district as the overnight encounter in which a Major and a jawan lost their lives ended around 9.15 am on Saturday morning.
  • Former foreign minister and opposition member Abdullah Abdullah is in the lead so far, the country’s independent election commission said Saturday at a press conference in Kabul. He has 44.5 percent of the vote in the Afghan presidential election.
  • The England Cricket Board (ECB) announced that former county player Mick Newell is set to become an England selector following Ashley Giles’ decision to step down from the four-man panel.
  • Two-time defending champion Maria Sharapovacruised past Sara Errani 6-1,6-2 on Saturday to reach her third straight Porsche Grand Prix final. Sharapova dominated the 59-minute semifinal and will play either Jelena Jankovic or Ana Ivanovic in the final.
  • The US built Twitter-like social media programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, like one in Cuba, that were aimed at encouraging open political discussion.
  • Two Indian-American doctors among six persons have been charged by federal regulator in an insider trading scheme where they reaped nearly $300,000 from confidential information.
  • A move by health authorities in the Chinese city of Xian to allow the sale of condoms in middle schools to combat HIV/AIDS has sparked concerns among parents about teenage sex. China reported 482 HIV/AIDS cases in 2008 involving people in that age group, but the number rose to 1,387 in 2012.
  • Japan’s Kei Nishikori reached his second ATP final of theseason with a 6-2,6-4 win over Latvian Ernests Gulbis at the Barcelona Open on Saturday.
  • Grandmaster B Adhiban clinched a silver medal and also a berth at the next years World Chess Cup after a hard-fought draw with Yu Yangyi of China in the final round of the Asian Continental Chess Championship.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a humiliating six wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Twenty20 League match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Saturday. Veteran spinner Pravin Tambe (4-20) along with Australian pacer Kane Richardson (2-18) were the wreckers-in-chief as RCB were bowled out for a dismal 70 runs in 15 overs.
  • A portion of women’s ward at a hospital collapsed in Bhopal on Friday evening injuring 14 people, including patients, who were trapped under the debris but there was no report of any death so far.
  • Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who won the Polly Umrigar Trophy best player award in 2012-13 season, has been recommended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the prestigious Arjuna Award this year.
  • South Korea’s prime minister announced his resignation Sunday morning, taking responsibility for the slow initial response to a ferry’s sinking that has left nearly 200 dead with scores more still missing.
  • At least 36 people have been killed in a fire at a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Moscow that housed as many as 41 people, including medical staff. A nurse and two patients were the only survivors.
  • The Delhi High Court on Thursday rejected a plea of Delhi University students’ asking it to vacate the order on a photocopy shop in the north campus, restraining it on selling of photocopies of certain text books of international publishing houses.
  • Former Minister and Telangana Nagara Samithi chief Nagam Janardhan Reddy met BJP national president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Thursday amidst speculation that he would be joining the BJP soon.
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