Top News Headlines of 28 February 2014


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  • The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance got a shot in the arm Thursday as Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janashakti Party returned to the grouping after more than a decade, becoming the BJP’s first new ally ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
  • Taiwan-based HTC Corp.’s flagship device, the HTC One, was named Tuesday the “Best Smartphone of the Year” by GSM Association (GSMA) -a top award in the global mobile communications industry.
  • The CBI has recovered documents from the premises of Delhi-based real estate company PACL and its sister firm PGF, showing that they allegedly used a Ponzi scheme to cheat nearly five crore investors of Rs 45,000 crore.
  • The cash strapped government has decided against selling its stake in two strategic companies L&T and ITC which can help the government mop up close to Rs 38,000 crore.
  • The world’s largest digital marketplace eBay Inc is leading a $134-million (Rs 830 crore) investment in Snapdeal in a deal that suggests investor appetite for the potential winners in Indian e-commerce remains intact.
  • The Union home ministry on Wednesday set up an expert committee to examine the viability of carving out a Bodo state out of Assam. The panel will be headed by former Union home secretary G K Pillai.
  • Sahara group chief Subrata Roy on Thursday apologized unconditionally to the Supreme Court, explained the emotional reasons for his absence on Wednesday and sought recall of the arrest warrant.
  • Successful candidates in this years nursery admissions in the city, who did not claim to be interstate transfer cases, will get to keep their seats while a big window of opportunity has opened for others who did not get through to schools of their choice.
  • BJPs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday urged Indian business not to fear global challenges and vowed to smash the web of complex rules with an overhaul of the governance structure.
  • A soldier on Thursday killed five of his colleagues in their sleep before turning the gun on himself in the second incident of fragging in Jammu & Kashmir in four months.
  • A week after stopping the release of three convicts immediately after their death penalties were commuted to life terms in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu government not to free four other life convicts in the same case.
  • The country’s largest prison, has actually been convicted of a crime. In other words, 75% of Tihar prisoners are under trials, which is way higher than the average of 65% in jails across the country.
  • Ajay Maken is once again Congresss candidate for New Delhi seat. This after no one showed interest in the seat despite Rahul Gandhi promoting a US style primaries system.
  • Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will have to stop conducting courses that integrate the regular syllabus and coaching for competitive exams like the Joint Entrance Examination for admission to the IITs.
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayees niece Karuna Shukla joined Congress on Thursday and said BJP had been hijacked by a group of leaders after the former prime ministers exit from the political scene.
  • JD(U) threw out its sulking Rajya Sabha member Shivanand Tiwari on Thursday along with four other MPs, with Tiwari snapping back at CM Nitish Kumar, likening him to the eccentric medieval age sultan Mohammed bin Tughlaq, remembered for his bizarre diktats.
  • Bringing to an end her uneasy political relationship with TRS boss K Chandrasekhar Rao, the partys Medak MP and former film actor Vijayashanti on Thursday joined Congress in the presence of party president Sonia Gandhi.
  • At least six labourers were killed and another 20 injured in an explosion that ripped through a fireworks factory in Maharashtra’s Raigad district.
  • Former DG of Central Industrial Security Force, Rajiv Ranjan Verma, has joined Central Vigilance Commission as a vigilance commissioner.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday announced its second list of 30 candidates who will be pitted against Union ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde, Praful Patel and Farooq Abdullah, leader of opposition Sushma Swaraj, Congress MPs Deepender Singh Hooda and Navin Jindal among others.
  • The country’s first Post Office Savings Bank ATM was inaugurated at the head post office in Chennai by finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday.
  • Britain proposed new regulations on Thursday that would make it the first country in the world to offer three-parent fertility treatments to families who want to avoid passing on incurable diseases to their children.
  • Nationals from 16 small island nations in the Caribbean and the Pacific regions, the United Arab Emirates, Peru and Colombia will now be able to come to the Schengen area of the EU without a visa.
  • Umar Akmal notched up a breezy century under pressure before the bowlers came to the party and guided Pakistan to a bonus-point 72-run victory over Afghanistan in the Asia Cup here on Friday.
  • India maintained their supremacy in the SAARC golf championship by beating Bangladesh 2-1 in the final in Kolkata on Thursday.
  • At least 18 people were injured, five of them critically, after clash between two groups in Darrang district of Assam on Thursday.
  • Bangalore golfer Sharmila Nicollet registered her first victory of the season in the fourth leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club on Thursday.
  • Arvind Bhat continued his impressive run to enter the men’s singles quarterfinals of the German Open Grand Prix Gold after a 21-14,21-12 win over Daren Liew of Malaysia on Thursday.
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