Top News Headlines of 28 April 2014


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  • The CBI brass is reportedly not in favour of filing a chargesheet in the Aircel-Maxis probe against former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran with the available evidence and the absence of a reply from Malaysia.
  • Dwayne Smith continued his red-hot form as he notched 46-ball 66 to help Chennai Super Kings chase down 146-run target against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 7 match.
  • Gold seizures rose the most in recent history in the 2013-14 fiscal up from a mere Rs 100 crore-worth in 2012-13 to Rs 565 crore.Sources said the value of gold actually smuggled could be over 10-20 times this amount.
  • Chelsea outplayed Liverpool 2-0 in their EPL tie on Sunday, dealing a blow to the latters hopes of winning their first title in 24 years.
  • Just three days ahead of elections in Srinagar- Budgam constituency, militants triggered two bomb blasts near the venue of National Conferences public rallies in downtown Khanyar and Magam in Budgam district on Sunday, with the second explosion leaving 17 people wounded.
  • Serving a jail term once for defaulting on alimony is not an excuse for avoiding further payment of spousal maintenance, the high court of Kerala has held. The court made the ruling while considering a revision petition by C Ali,currently lodged at the central prison in Kannur.
  • DMK on Sunday suspended 10 loyalists of former Union minister M K Alagiri for attending an election campaign meeting of MDMK leader Vaiko in Madurai.
  • The Gujarat state Election Commission has made 1,86, 460 preventive arrests so far under CrPC to instill a sense of safety among voters and organize free and fair polls in Gujarat.
  • Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha was on Sunday sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. 64-year-old Justice Lodha took over from Justice (retd) P Sathasivam who stepped down on Saturday after nine months as the head of the judiciary.
  • Veteran Congress party leader, former Deputy Speaker and Cabinet minister, Professor Darbari Lal today joined BJP.  He said Congress has lost its colour and the country now needs Modi.
  • Astronomers have discovered the coldest star of its kind as frosty as Earths North Pole just 7.2 light years away. Using Nasas Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Spitzer Space Telescopes, a Pennsylvania State University astronomer spotted the brown dwarf a dim, star-like body.
  • India is hopping mad.Please get out of the places you have occupied, was the American message to Pakistan in the wake of the Kargil War in 1999,the countrys then envoy to the US,Riaz Khokhar said on Sunday.
  • Chinese authorities have ordered video streaming websites in the country to stop showing four popular American TV shows, including The Big Bang Theory and The Good Wife, representatives from two sites said on Sunday.
  • The worlds oldest man, Arturo Licata, has died in Italy at the age of 111,just days before celebrating his 112th birthday, Guinness World Records said.
  • Rashad Harden, a footwork pioneer who performed as DJ Rashad, was found dead in Chicago over the weekend of an apparent drug overdose on Sunday. He was 34.
  • Five-time world champion Lin Dan earned a hard-fought title in the mens singles at the Badminton Asia Championships in South Korea on Sunday. The Chinese defeated Sho Sasaki of Japan 14-21,21-9,21-15 in 66 minutes in Gimcheon.
  • Once known as the biggest gateway for flow of funds into India, Mauritius has slipped to the second place after the US in terms of quantum of money being brought in by overseas investors into Indian markets.
  • After supermarket giant Walmart, it is online retail major Amazon which appears to be lobbying hard with the US lawmakers to seek their support for facilitating its foreign direct investment in India.
  • Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has joined Indian Premier League (IPL) outfit Mumbai Indians in an advisory role.
  • BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel faced a major setback in his home association on Sunday when the managing committee of Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) decided to remove him from the panel.
  • Maria Sharapova won her third consecutive Porsche Grand Prix title on Sunday by coming from behind to defeat Ana Ivanovic 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Sharapova won her first tournament of the year and clinched the 30th title of her career.
  • Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov won his second ATP title of the year on Sunday when he defeated Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7/5),6-1 in the final of the Bucharest Open.
  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri won his fourth Asian Tour title and first outside India with a spectacular eagle putt on the last hole to win the $750,000 Indonesian Masters here Sunday.
  • Actor George Clooney is engaged to a British human rights lawyer who has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former Ukraine prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko. Amal Alamuddin, 36, a London-based barrister, was born in Beirut and is fluent in French and Arabic.
  • Yoga guru Baba Ramdev today faced more heat following his controversial “honeymoon” remark against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, with authorities banning all his meetings in Lucknow till May 16, when results of the general election will be announced.
  • The Home Ministry has given its nod to a draft bill that envisages to check spot-fixing and illegal betting in sporting events, and mulls a maximum of five years’ imprisonment for such crimes.
  • India successfully test-fired an anti-ballistic missile on Sunday capable of intercepting targets outside the earth’s atmosphere, a major step in development of a missile defence system that is available to only a handful of nations.
  • The special cell has busted a city-based drug syndicate with the arrest of five people and seizure of heroin worth Rs 65 crore. Police said 72-year-old Ram Avatar was running the racket as a family business since 1980 and has been arrested several times.
  • Major Anup Joseph Manjali was on Saturday awarded the second-highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee here for killing three foreign militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Anil Goswami, Secretary in the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry, has been appointed Union Home Secretary, official sources said here on Friday. He is the first Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS officer to be appointed to the top post in North Block.
  • Murali Vijay slammed 40 off 34 balls as Delhi Daredevils easily overhauled Mumbai Indians’ score of 125 with an over to spare, during their IPL 7 Twenty20 match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday.
  • The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) conferred its lifetime achievement award on Jai Chandiram, former Deputy Director General of Doordarshan.
  • A second FIR has been filed against Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh by employees of a closed Bengali daily owned by the Saradha Group for non-payment of salaries and Mr. Ghosh offered to resign from the Rajya Sabha probe shows his complicity in the chit fund scam.
  • At least 20 persons were killed and around 25 injured when a tractor they were travelling in met with an accident in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district of south Odisha on Friday.
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