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Monthly News March 2014

Search for lost Malaysian jet shifts sig...

Search for lost Malaysian jet shifts significantly after new lead

Sydney / Perth – An international air and sea taskforce hunting for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was redirected on Friday to an area 1,100 km (685 miles) north of where they have been searching for more than a week, after Australian authorities received new radar... read more »

Bombay HC quashes Shinde’s caste c...

Bombay HC quashes Shinde’s caste certificate, orders fresh scrutiny

The Bombay High Court has quashed Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s Caste Validity Certificate which was issued to him five years ago. A fresh scrutiny committee has been directed to verify Mr Shinde’s caste claim and submit its report within two months. “We direct the... read more »

India successfully tests Prithvi II miss...

India successfully tests Prithvi II missile

India on Friday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from a military base in Odisha, a senior official said. The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore... read more »

SC makes Gavaskar BCCI’s interim p...

SC makes Gavaskar BCCI’s interim president

Without expressing any opinion on the merits of the allegations against the BCCI president N. Srinivasan, the Supreme Court on Friday appointed renowned cricketer and former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar as the board’s interim president to discharge functions of IPL 2014 matches until its... read more »

WTO asks India to remove raw sugar export subsidy

A few WTO members, including Australia, have asked India to remove immediately the export subsidy of Rs.3,300 a tonne on raw sugar, saying it distorts the global trade. This demand was... read more »

Facebook to acquire virtual reality firm Oculus for $2b

Nearly a month after announcing $19 billion acquisition of instant messaging firm WhatsApp, Facebook said it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire virtual reality technology... read more »

19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return from India

50 fishermen injured in Sri Lankan Navy attack

Fifty fishermen from this coastal town were injured when Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked them with stones and bottles after firing in the air early on Thursday morning off... read more »

Ready to take action against those named in IPL report: BCCI tells SC

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday gave its proposal before the Supreme Court in the Indian Premier League betting and spot-fixing case saying it is ready to take... read more »

Bad weather suspends Flight MH370 search operations again

The search for wreckage from Flight MH370 was called off Thursday for the second time this week as the weather worsened in the Indian Ocean with planes and ships ordered out of the... read more »