Top News Headlines of 31 March 2014

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  • Actress Suchitra Sen, who passed away in January, has been posthumously given a lifetime achievement award at the inaugural edition of Filmfare Awards East. The award was accepted by her granddaughters Raima and Riya Sen at a glittering ceremony last night.
  • BJP on Sunday received a jolt after its former Member of Parliament Subhash Deshmukh resigned from the party. Subhash Deshmukh is a heavyweight leader of Western Maharashtra who became popular after defeating Ujwala Shinde, wife of Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde from the Solapur Lok Sabha constituency.
  • India beat Australia by 73 runs in their World Twenty20 super 10 Group Two match at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.
  • Serena Williams has defeated Li Na 7-5 6-1 to win a record seventh title at the Miami Masters after a slow start against the second seed from China.
  • Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least 90 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) from family members and associates of retired domestic security czar Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of Chinas biggest corruption scandal in more than six decades.
  • Egypt’s election commission said the first round of voting for the country’s new president will be held on May 26 and 27, with results expected in early June.
  • Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf is likely to seek lifting a travel ban on him as his elderly mother has been admitted in a hospital in Sharjah.
  • Non-banking finance company IFCI Ltd agreed to buy IDBI Banks 19% stake in Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd (SHCIL), the country’s top custodial and depository service provider, for Rs 340 crore and help ease the pressure on the Mumbai-based lenders bottom-line.
  • Riding on the back of successful launches like the Amaze compact sedan and the new City, Honda Cars India is all set to emerge as the third biggest passenger vehicle company in India alongside SUV major M&M this March.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur smashed a strokeful 77 before her bowling colleagues produced a clinical display as India crushed Bangladesh by 79 runs in their group league match to record their first win in the Women’s World Twenty20 match here on Sunday.
  • Four IIT-Delhi final-year students, who were on a road trip to west Rajasthan to celebrate their placements, were killed and two other students injured when the Innova they were travelling in overturned near Jaisalmer on Sunday morning.
  • BJPs prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday criticized the Congress for giving a Lok Sabha ticket to Ashok Chavan, who quit as Maharashtra chief minister in November 2010 after his name surfaced in the Adarsh housing scam,and swore action against him within a year of the BJP assuming office at the Centre.
  • English Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix, the second race of the 2014 Formula One season, Sunday, while Spanish Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso finished in fourth place.
  • India registered their fourth straight victory as they thrashed Australia by 73 runs in a Group 2 league match of the ICC World Twenty20, here today.
  • Conservative MP Mark Menzies has quit his post as a ministerial aide after newspapers reported allegations by a Brazilian male escort. He resigned as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to International Development Minister Alan Duncan after an investigation by the Sunday Mirror.
  • Actors Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha were announced the worst actors of 2013 at the Golden Kela Awards held here on March 29.
  • Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former MLA Jyothi Reddy on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. Ms. Reddy, who was the former Sate JD(S) Mahila Morcha president, joined the BJP in the presence of the former Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok.
  • North Korean giant Samsung Mobiles have decided to launch their new flagship product, Samsung Galaxy S5 on the 11th of April, 2014 in India. With a price tag of 53,000 (approximately), the S5 promises to be one the best phones available in the India market.
  • The former Odisha Law and Urban Development Minister, Raghunath Mohanty, and his wife Pritilata Mohanty, both of whom are accused in a dowry torture case filed by their daughter-in-law, were arrested from the Shalimar area in Howrah district of West Bengal.
  • Chandrashekar Patil, Kannada writer, has officially joined the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP), led by the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa.
  • Talented opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a brilliant hundred as Pakistan predictably crushed hosts Bangladesh by 50 runs in a Group 2 league encounter of the ICC World T20 to keep their semi—final hopes alive here today.
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