Top News Headlines of 29 March 2014


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  • Sunil Gavaskar appointed as interim chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in place of N Srinivasan during upcoming IPL 7 but allowed Chennai Superkings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) to play in the tournament.
  • The cost of buying the mandatory motor third-party liability insurance will rise from April 1. With increase bring around 20% for small cars and 10% for two-wheelers.
  • The rupee finally breached the 60 level against the dollar to close at an eight month high of 59.89- 43 paise stronger than its previous close.
  • A recently acquired C-130J transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in the Chambal region on Friday at 11am, killing all five personnel on board.
  • Imran Masood, the Congress candidate from Saharanpur (UP), sparked off outrage on Friday after he was caught on camera saying the would cut BJP’s PM nominee Narendra Modi into pieces if he tried to turn UP into Gujarat.
  • Rakhi Sawant on Friday bid farewell to the industry and launched her political career by establishing Rashtriya Aam Party. She will file her nomination from Mumbai Northwest on Saturday, hoping to receive the green chilli symbol that resembles her persona.
  • Former champions India became the first team to qualify for the World Twenty20 semi-finals after beating Bangladesh by eight wickets in their Group 2 Super 10 match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Friday.
  • Government has appointed eighteen senior Income Tax department officers to the rank of principal chief commissioners in the top pay scale of Rs 80,000 per month, bringing them on par with top secretaries and DGPs.
  • Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat will be arrested in connection with a Rs35,000 crore mining scam in the state,BJP vice president Wilfred Misquita said on Friday.
  • The study of data from parts of North America and Europe where smoking bans have been introduced also showed a 10% fall in hospital attendance for childhood asthma attacks.
  • European Space Agencys (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft has caught a first glimpse of its destination comet since waking up from deep-space hibernation on January 20.
  • US Air Force has fired nine top commanders in the wake of a major scandal involving systemic cheating on proficiency tests by officers in the US nuclear missile programme as early as 2011.
  • At least 44,000 primary school children were found to have accessed pornographic website in one month alone, with one in 35 of six to 11 year-olds in the UK going online. Further, 2 lakh under-16 children had accessed an adult website from a computer.
  • IFCI has raised Rs 310 crore through tax-free bonds as part of its efforts to mobilize low-cost funds. The issue size was Rs 215 crore, with a green shoe option of an equal amount.
  • The Tamil Nadu government, which has slapped Rs 2,400 crore commercial tax demand on Nokia India, has justified the notices saying the mobile handset giant did not furnish documents to establish exports.
  • World No.1 Rafa Nadal took another step towards a first Miami title by out-slugging big-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic 4-6 6-2 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Sony Open.
  • Sourabh Varma stormed into the semifinals in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton at Pasir Gudang on Friday. Eighth seeded Varma upset Chinese Taipei’s third seed Tien Chen Chou by 22-20, 18-21, 21-15.
  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday released its 12th list of candidates for 35 Lok Sabha seats across six states. In Gujarat, the party has fielded Jayantilal Jethalal Mevada from Ahmedabad West, while former BJP leader Kanubhai Kalasariya will contest from Bhavnagar.
  • Rakhi Sawant on Friday bid farewell to the industry and launched her political career by establishing Rashtriya Aam Party. She will file her nomination from Mumbai Northwest on Saturday, hoping to receive the green chilli symbol that resembles her persona.
  • The West Indies defeated Australia by six wickets in their Group 2 match of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Friday.
  • Unknown gunmen on Friday opened fire at the car of a prominent Pakistani television anchor Raza Rumi known for his outspoken views against the Taliban, killing his driver and injuring his bodyguard.
  • Sri Lanka’s president on Friday ordered the release of Indian fishermen detained for poaching after New Delhi surprisingly refused to back a US-led censure motion against Colombo at the UN’s top rights body.
  • Bharti Airtel said on Friday that one of its promoter group entity Bharti Telecom has bought 57.14 lakh shares of the company for Rs 171.92 crore through various market transactions.
  • Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni, who is currently leading the national squad in the Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh, has offered to step down as Chennai Super Kings captain and vice-president of India Cements Limited.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 27 March 2014 certified India as a Polio Free country. This action of WHO made India one of the 11 countries of South-East Region to be free from polio virus.
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