Top News Headlines of 27 March 2014


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  • N Srinivasan is looking set to stretch it to the last over. Belying expectations that he would step down as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president on Wednesday after the Supreme Courts scathing comments the previous day, Srinivasan did not budge.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday said Sahara group chief Subrata Roy could walk out of Tihar Jail on bail the moment he pays Rs 10,000 crore, half in cash to be deposited in court and the rest in bank guarantee with market regulator Sebi, as part payment of the Rs 20,000 crore due to investors.
  • Even as a communal versus secular battle promises to remain the main motif of the 2014 election, Congress has sought to counter criticism that it presided over a slowing economy by balancing its welfare instincts with an outreach to business.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday indicted the Akhilesh Yadav government and said the states lethargy in reacting to the volatile ground situation led to full-pitched communal rioting in Uttar Pradesh Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts in which 59 people were killed last September.
  • Virender Sehwag hit a 97-ball 109 to lead Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to a comfortable six-wicket win over Durham in a champion county first-class match in Abu Dhabi.
  • Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title in record time by beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday thanks to goals from Toni Kroos,Mario Goetze and Franck Ribery with seven games left in the campaign.
  • Barely a month after Facebook spent $19 billion on WhatsApp, the company on Wednesday announced that it was buying Oculus VR, a firm that was working on a virtual reality headset for video gamers, for around $2 billion.
  • Central government employees will soon be denied access to social networking sites on computers in offices, the Centre informed the Delhi high court on Wednesday.
  • Britain on Wednesday announced that from March 31, the Home Office will be extending its passport passback service to all 12 visa application centers in India.
  • The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is facing fresh trouble with Enforcement Directorate (ED) registering a case of money laundering against former state minister Laxmikant Sharma and 27 others in connection with the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam.
  • The BSF on Wednesday seized seven kg of heroin valued at Rs 35 crore, an automatic imported pistol,a magazine and five rounds of ammunition from smugglers in Punjab’s Amritsar sector.
  • Over Rs 80 crore has been seized in cash so far by Election Commission appointed teams, with Andhra Pradesh topping the list. According to official data prepared on Wednesday.
  • Researchers from Britain’s University of Manchester and Diamond Light have created for the first time brightest light ever imagined in the entire universe.
  • Kolkata has emerged as the world’s seventh riskiest city the only entry from India when it comes to being under threat from all types of natural disasters.
  • A Turkish court on Wednesday overturned the governments Twitter ban imposed after audio recordings spread via the social media site implicated PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a corruption scandal.
  • Two CNN journalists were arrested for trying to sneak past the security at the World Trade Center in New York City on Tuesday in an attempt to report on recent security lapses at the site.
  • Reliance Industries on Wednesday won two offshore exploration blocks in Myanmar, a development company sources said indicated a renewed overseas focus as its domestic exploration business continued to face rough weather over performance of showcase KG-D 6 field and pricing of gas.
  • United Spirits McDowells No.1 has become the world’s second largest spirits trademark by retail value, dislodging Smirnoff vodka from that spot. The 54-year-old trademark crossed $3.6 billion in retail sales in the last calendar year.
  • West Indies Shane Shillingford has been allowed by the ICC to resume bowling in international cricket after undergoing remedial work,but the off-spinner has been told that he cant bowl his doosra.
  • Harry Kewell, Australia’s first world-class footballer, will end his roller-coaster 18-year career when the A-League season ends next month.
  • Hockey India on Wednesday announced the appointment of Olympian and former India captain Jude Felix as coach of the senior men’s national hockey team.
  • The four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has been crowned world sportsman of the year at the 2014 Laureus World Sport Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Kings XI Punjab appointed former Hyderabad Ranji left-arm spinner R Sridhar as their fielding coach. Sridhar has played 22 years of top flight cricket for Hyderabad.
  • Rihanna will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 2 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
  • Ukrainian women organized a sex strike against Russian men after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. The organizers even set up a Facebook page for their “Don’t Give It to a Russian” campaign.
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