Top News Headlines of 28 March 2014
- India on Thursday abstained from voting on a US-sponsored resolution on human rights in Sri Lanka.
- CBI on Thursday chargesheeted Congress MP Vijay Darda, his son Devendra, Manoj Jayaswal of Nagpur-based Abhijeet Group and his company AMR Iron and Steel Pvt. Ltd.
- Haryana governor Jagannath Pahadia and nine other flyers had a lucky escape when a state government aircraft caught fire and crash-landed on the runaway at Chandigarh airport on Thursday. No one was injured.
- India has cautioned Switzerland of approaching multilateral bodies if information regarding Indian taxpayers parking unaccounted income and assets in Swiss banks is not shared.
- The Supreme Court suggested the appointment of cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief and suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals from this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. It asked BCCI to respond to its suggestions by Friday.
- BJP is considering a suggestion to field former Madhya Pradesh CM Uma Bharti and TV actor and Rajya Sabha MP Smriti Irani against Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli and Amethi respectively.
- The Indian Institutes of Technology retain the top slot in terms of filing patents, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh is ranked second, ahead of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
- Two youths of Pakistani origin with links to Indian Mujahideen were arrested by the anti-terror squad of UP Police in Gorakhpur late on Wednesday night.
- Union minister Jairam Ramesh slammed the Election Commission for holding up new gas prices that were to be implemented from April 1, saying the decision was taken nearly a year ago.
- Former CPM MP and Haldla strongman Lakshman Seth was expelled from the party on Thursday, less than 24 hours after the three times MP praised Mamata Banerjee’s courage and accused his party leadership of hatching a conspiracy to throw him out.
- The Ropar Police booked well-known crusader Dinesh Chadha, also a district lawyer for attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy following a complaint made by one Amarjit Singh on Wednesday.
- CBI on Thursday did not name former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in the benami property related to purchase of flat in the Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai.
- A new study has found that teenagers can be persuaded to cut back on consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks with a little help from peers.
- Scientists of University of Twente developed a new system that makes it possible to scan traffic on the internet for illegal photographs. The system can, for example, help trace child pornography on the internet without infringing on the privacy of internet users.
- Five Indian’s Amartya Sen, Kaushik Basu, Partha Dasgupta, Raghuram Rajan and Arundhati Roy are in the running for the title of the world’s most important thinker 2014.
- Turkish authorities were moving to block access to YouTube on Thursday following similar action against Twitter, the country’s state-run news agency said.
- Iwao Hakamada, 78 to be the world’s longest-serving death row inmate walked free from jail on Thursday after 48 years in solitary confinement, in a rare about face for Japan’s rigid justice system.
- Susan Xiao-Ping Sus, the founder of California-based Tri Valley University in the US, who destroyed the academic careers of several hundred Indian students, has been convicted on 31 counts including visa fraud by a federal grand jury.
- An Indian MBA student Gopal Rao at the University of Cambridge has won the first Twitter competition floated by Britain’s foreign office.
- The chief judge conducting Pervez Musharrafs treason trial on Thursday refused himself after repeatedly being accused of bias against the ex-Pakistani dictator.
- The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has fined Google Rs 1 crore for failure to comply with the directions given by the director general (DG) seeking information and documents.
- India clinched the 3rd South Asian Handball Championship title after defeating Pakistan 36-31 in the summit clash.
- Novak Djokovic eliminated defending champ Andy Murray in straight sets while fifth seed Roger Federer was sent crashing out of the ATP Tour’s Miami Masters tournament in the quarter finals on Wednesday.
- World No.2 Li Na powered her way past 11th seed Caroline Wozniacki 7-5,7-5 and into the semifinals, setting up another rematch of the Australian Open final against Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova.
- The list of probables to get the Congress ticket to contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi has now narrowed down to former party MP Rajesh Mishra, MLA Ajay Rai and senior party leader Digvijaya Singh.
- As the trial in the 2G scam reaches a crucial stage after the examination of prosecution evidence, all the 17 accused, including former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and top corporate honchos, will now have to answer over 1,700 questions posed by a special CBI court during the hearing.
- Telugu actor Pavan Kalyan’s Jana Sena Party will not contest elections this time. Pavan Kalyan says: The reason is that we have been divided into two states.
- Former Aam Aadmi Party MLA and the party’s first rebel Vinod Kumar Binny has declared his intention of contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi, against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and BJPs Narendra Modi.
- The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court it has no problem with commutation of death sentence of Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to life term after the courts recent verdict that delay in deciding mercy pleas can be a ground for such relief.
- Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has invited rebel BJP leader Jaswant Singh to join his party. I invite him to join SP. Doors of my party are open for him, Khan said.
- Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was conferred India’s Global Icon of the Year award at the NRI of the Year awards. The 71-year-old, who has been ruling the film industry for over four decades now, dedicated the award to the younger generation of actors in the film industry.
- Children in a Japanese city are banned from using their mobile phones after 9pm in a bid to fight cyber bullying. From April 13,000 school children, aged between six and 15, living in Kariya city, Aiichi prefecture will not be allowed to use their phones in the evening.
- Delhi government has issued a notice to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal asking him to pay a rent of Rs 85,000 per month for the flat in which he had been staying in for over a month even after resigning from the chief minister’s post.
- Alex Hales became the first Englishman to score a Twenty20 International century England ran down Sri Lanka by six wickets with four balls to spare in another gripping World Twenty20 match on Thursday.
- South Africa edged out the Netherlands by six runs in their group one super-10 stage match of the World Twenty20 in Chittagong on Thursday.
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