Top News Headlines of 30 April 2014


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  • The Centre has disclosed to the Supreme Court names of all 26 Indian account holders in Liechtensteins LGT Bank.It made public names of only 18 people against whom an I-T probe has been completed.
  • The discovery of liquor during Tuesdays surprise on-board checks has reportedly led DGCA to ground two private jets owned by Bajaj Group and Bangalore realty giant Sobha Puravankara.
  • In a major relief to Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular, Telecom tribunal TDSAT has upheld their plea to provide 3G intra-circle roaming (ICR) services, while also quashing the cumulative penalty of Rs 1,200 crore imposed on them by Department of Telecom (DoT).
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday won the South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s mayoral election by just one vote, a margin made possible by the absence of two Congress MPs and the fall in support for the saffron party.
  • BJPs Khushi Ram became the South Delhi Corporation mayor by just one vote on Tuesday as two Congress MPs Sandeep Dikshit and Parvez Hashmididnt turn up to vote.
  • More than 50 abortions take place in Delhis public hospitals daily with 88,188 medical terminations of pregnancy carried out between 2008-09 and 2011-12, an RTI data has revealed.
  • Intelligence agencies and TN cops reportedly busted a terror network in Chennai with the arrest of a suspected ISI agent from Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
  • Country’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel today reported 89 per cent rise in the fourth- quarter consolidated net profit at Rs 962 crore on higher revenue from data business and rise in mobile services rates.
  • Rajasthan Royals held their nerves in extreme pressure situation to pip Kolkata Knight Riders in a nail-biting Super Over finish in a fifth round encounter of the Indian Premier League here on Tuesday. It is the first match in the tournament that went to the wire with both main innings and the Super Over scores ending in a tie. Rajasthan Royals were adjudged winners as they hit 18 fours and a six across two innings compared to KKR’s nine fours and three sixes.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday brushed aside fresh attempts by BCCI to bring its president N Srinivasan back into play in the boards affairs except the IPL chapter and said the charges against him were not as simple as they appear.
  • A minor fire broke out at the Prime Ministers Office in South Block on Tuesday morning.It gutted some documents, but no official record was damaged,an official clarified.
  • India-born Rajeev Suri has been appointed CEO of the $18-billion Nokia the second Indian to be made head of a major global technology company in less than three months. Satya Nadella was elevated as CEO of Microsoft in February.
  • Former western naval commander Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, who took voluntary retirement last week after being superseded for the post of chief of naval staff, suffered a heart attack and has been hospitalised in Mumbai.
  • Former Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Norman Anil Kumar Browne has been appointed India’s next Ambassador to Norway. He had served as IAF chief between July 31, 2011 and December 31, 2013.
  • Government today appointed CISF chief Arvind Ranjan as the caretaker Director General of border guarding force Sashastra Seema Bal. Arvind Rajan, IPS (KL-77), presently DG CISF will hold the additional charge of the post of Director General SSB from May 1.
  • The ceasefire agreement between Naga insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) and the government has been extended for one more year beginning Tuesday.
  • At least three persons, including two children, were killed on Tuesday and five others were seriously injured when slabs of six floors of multi-storey residential building Kaniya Palace collapsed.
  • About 17% of the nearly 1,300 candidates who face the electoral test on Wednesday in the seventh phase of the general elections have criminal charges pending against them. The badlands of Bihar has the highest number of candidates one in three facing criminal cases.
  • Telangana, set to come into existence on June 2, will witness its first assembly elections on Wednesday with 2.81 crore voters casting their ballots. A total of 1,699 candidates are in the fray.
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won the ‘National Intellectual Property (IP) Award 2014’ for being the ‘top Indian public limited company in patents’. The award was received by B. Prasada Rao, CMD, BHEL, from Amitabh Kant, Secretary, DIPP, govt. of India.
  • London has become the world’s first city to have its own web domain suffix and the city recorded a mad rush on Tuesday with more than 50,000 business houses expressing interest. The new domain for London launched on Tuesday marking the first time that businesses, organizations and individuals can apply for a web address ending as an alternati ve
  • Gunmen stormed Libya’s parliament on Tuesday and opened fire, forcing lawmakers to abandon a vote on the next prime minister. Parliament spokesman Omar Hmeidan said several people were wounded in the shooting by the gunmen, who were linked to one of the defeated candidates for prime minister.
  • A package handler with an assault rifle and bullets strapped across his chest like Rambo opened fire on Tuesday morning at a FedEx station outside Atlanta,wounding at least six people, three critically.
  • Denmark’s Noma restaurant on Monday reclaimed the title of world’s best restaurant, becoming a four-time winner having lost the title last year to Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca.
  • A law allowing men in Kenya to marry as many women as they want has been signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta, despite criticism from women’s groups.
  • The Madras high court on Tuesday quashed the Rs 2,400 crore value added tax imposed on mobile handset maker Nokia, but directed it to deposit Rs 240 crore with the state commercial taxes department.
  • Dabur on Tuesday reported 17.3% increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 235.3 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31 on account of strong performance in the FMCG segment.
  • Churchill Brothers forward Balwant Singh and Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood were adjudged the Best Indian Player and Best Coach respectively in the sixth edition of Football Players’ Association of India Awards here on Tuesday.Olympian PK Banerjee won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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