Top News Headlines of 29 April 2014


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  • Luis Suárez has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year for 2013-14, becoming the first non-European to win the award, after an excellent season for Liverpool.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of Red Fort terror attack convict Mohd Arif alias Ashfaq after he pleaded that his execution would amount to double punishment as he had already been imprisoned for more than 13 years, equivalent to a life term.
  • The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Monday put on hold the appointment of a CBI special director for the next government, but cleared the way for the appointment of a DIG and five SPs.
  • Shane Jurgensen has quit as Bangladesh head coach after a string of poor performances by the team sparked severe criticism from the country’s cricket board. He would leave his post after Bangladesh’s limited-overs series against India, scheduled to be held in June.
  • The chief electoral officer on Monday Okayed the Delhi governments decision to make helmets mandatory for women in the capital. Over 50 women pillion riders were killed in road accidents in the city last year.
  • After Haryanas Satrol khaps decision to allow inter-caste marriages, the Sangwan khap of Bhiwani district has given a green signal to such alliances besides contemplating granting permission for inter-religion weddings.
  • An Egyptian judge sentenced to death the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi on Monday.
  • Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Simon and his wife, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, have been arrested in Connecticut on domestic violence charges, local police said on Monday.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday gave 24 hours to the lieutenant governor of Delhi to consider accommodating interstate transfer students in nursery classes of private schools by allowing them to increase intake by five-six seats each.
  • The CBSEs decision to give only one day to students to challenge the answer keys of JEE (main) and also demand Rs 1,000 for each question challenged has raised questions about the procedure.
  • Rahul Patel of Delhi won two Under-15 titles in the Isdrael Open Youth Badminton Championship in Tel Aviv on Saturday.
  • Virender Sehwag (32) and David Miller (26) played useful knocks to help Kings XI Punjab register fifth straight victory in IPL 7 after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets.
  • A European Union ban on import of Indian mangoes, including the famed Alphonsos, from May 1 and a resultant glut in supply is pushing down prices in the Indian market much to the delight of domestic consumers.
  • Yoga guru Ramdev sank deeper into trouble after he was booked under the under the stringent SC/ST Act for his comment that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has picnic and honeymoon in Dalit homes.
  • Punjab revenue minister Bikram Majithia has been declared a Tankhaiya (apostate ) by one of the most sacred of Sikh shrines for distorting a hymn while seeking victory for BJPs Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley.
  • Environment activist Ramesh Agrawal who has taken on powerful mining companies against land grabbing in Chhattisgarh has won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize that honours grassroots environmentalists around the world for their achievements.
  • A Bokaro court on Monday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of BJPs Nawada candidate Giriraj Singh in connection with his controversial remark that Modis detractors will have to leave for Pakistan after the BJP comes to power.
  • Chris Gayle became the first batsman in the history of T20 cricket to score 6000 runs when Royal Challengers Bangalore played Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on Monday. Gayle was bowled by Kings XI pacer Sandeep Sharma after a seven-ball 20 to take his run aggregate to 6012.
  • Britain’s celebrity publicist was found guilty on Monday of eight charges of indecently assaulting teenagers over nearly 20 years from 1966,the latest in a string of celebrities to face historic sex charges.
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron has asked the country to conduct the worlds biggest poppy planting drive to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. Cameron launched the Royal British Legion Centenary campaign with schoolchildren at Number 10 Downing Street garden.
  • Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Monday that he will run for re-election on June 3 which is expected to secure him a third term despite a three-year civil war stemming from protests against his rule.
  • US drugmaker Pfizer is working on its next move in a potential $100 billion battle for Britains AstraZeneca after having two bids rejected,as deal-making grips the healthcare industry.
  • Amid a sluggish FMCG market growth with consumers cutting back on discretionary spends, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) beat forecast to deliver an 11% growth in net profit at Rs 872 crore in the fourth quarter ended March 31,2014,on a 9% growth in sales at Rs 6,936 crore.
  • A healthy jump in call and data volumes and over 8% growth in average revenue per user (ARPU) helped telecom operator Idea Cellular to clock a robust 91% jump in net profit to Rs 589.8 crore in the March quarter of the last fiscal.
  • Anirban Lahiris Indonesian Masters victory on Sunday has done wonders for the Bangalore golfer. The win not only helped him take the No.1 position in Asia,but also helped him clinch a career-high rank of 67 in the world.
  • Former forward Ryan Tandy, who was banned for life from Australia’s National Rugby League on match-fixing charges, has been found dead from a drug overdose on Monday. Tandy,32, was found at his parents’ home in Sydney.
  • South Korean Judo coach Kwang Sun Yoo will train the Indian judokas for the upcoming Glasgow Coomonwealth Games and the Asian Games in Incheon, which will be held later this year.
  • Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 6-2 to win the Barcelona Open on Sunday for his first career title on clay.
  • Television actor Rakesh Diwana, who played the role of Kumbhkarna in popular serial ‘Ramayana’ telecast in 2008-09, died here today. He was 48. He had developed complications following a weight loss surgery he underwent at a hospital here four days back.
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