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bhullarThe Supreme Court on Monday commuted the death sentence of 1993 Delhi bomb blast case convict and Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to life term on the ground of delay in deciding his mercy plea and his medical condition.

 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expelled senior leader Jaswant Singh for six years late on Saturday nightjaswant singh after he did not budge from his stand to contest as an independent candidate from Barmer in Rajasthan.

earth hour 2014Millions of people worldwide switched of their lights during the Earth Hour, between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm local time, as part of an annual global environmental campaign to raise awareness about energy use and conservation.

 

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Saturday created history by becoming the first batsman tomcCullum cross 2,000-run mark in Twenty20 Internationals. McCullum achieved the feat during the ICC World T20 2014 match against the Netherlands at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.

The Supreme Court on Friday removed N. Srinivasan as BCCI chief and asked Sunil Gavaskar to take charge as an interim president for the duration of IPL 7.

India was today officially declared ‘Polio Free’ by the World Health Organization. India is one of the 11 countries in the South Eastpolio Asian region which have been certified as being free of the wild polio virus. The Union Health Minister; Ghulam Nabi Azad received the official certificate at a function here.

India abstained from voting on Thursday in the US-sponsored resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which seeks to authorize the body to set up an “independent international inquiry” in Sri Lanka to probe into human rights violations during Sri Lankan civil war against LTTE in 2009.

As Sahara group chief Subrata Roy’s stay in Tihar Jail continued, the Supreme Court on Thursday appeared unrelenting saying subrotothat its order sending him and two company directors to custody is not a punishment and that the matter of contempt will be dealt with separately.

dmkFormer union minister and expelled DMK leader, MK Alagiri has accused his younger brother of having threatened party chief and their father M Karunanidhi with a knife to expel him from the party.

 

Sri Lanka shot out the Netherlands for just 39 runs, the lowest ever Twenty20 International total, before winning the Super 10 lankamatch in the World Twenty20 by nine wickets, in Chittagong.

cakraLate Air Craftsman Murali Kannan, who died during a rescue operation in Assam, has been honoured with the posthumous conferment of the Shaurya Chakra. The gallantry award was received by his mother D. Rajalakshmi from President Pranab Mukherjee at the Defence Investiture Ceremony that was held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

India started their 2014 ICC World Twenty20 campaign against Pakistan with a 7-wicket in Mirpur on Friday. Catch all the kohlihighlights from the match, as it happened.

khushwant_singhKhushwant Singh, a force in India’s literary world for more than 60 years, has died at his New Delhi home, his daughter said. He was 99.

India has allowed five domestic private sector banks to import gold, in what industry officials say could be golda significant step towards easing of tough curbs on the metal imposed last year to cut the country’s trade deficit.

South AfricaSouth Africa won its maiden ICC U19 Cricket World Cup title when it defeated two-time former champion Pakistan by six wickets in front of Star Sports cameras at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The Bill to carve out Telangana on Saturday received the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee who also signed the proclamation to impose central rule in Andhra Pradesh.

12 Years a Slave has won the best picture Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards, defeating a nine-strong field that included Gravity, 12 YEARS A SLAVEThe Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle for the headline prize at this year’s ceremony. 12 Years a Slave becomes the first film from a black director to take the best picture Oscar.

South Africa's captain Smith runs after a ball after he failed to make a catch during the third day of their test cricket match against Australia in CenturionGraeme Smith, one of the most dogged batsmen of his generation, stunned South Africa on Monday by announcing he will retire from international cricket at the end of the ongoing third test against Australia at Newlands.

Malaysia’s Premier Najib Razak today spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking India’s help in the massive search for the Malaysian jet that went missing with 239 people aboard over a week ago.

Infosys co-founder and face of UPA government’s flagship ‘Aadhar’ programmer, Nandan Nilekani resigned as the Chairman ofNandan_Nilekani Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), three days after joining Congress.

iplUnited Arab Emirates will stage the initial phase of the IPL while Bangladesh was kept on standby for some of the matches by the BCCI, ending weeks of speculation over the venues of the high-profile event which was on Wednesday scheduled from April 16 to June 1.

International Women’s Day 2014 is being celebrated around the world on 8 March. The days, whichinternational-womens-day-2014 commemorates achievements in women’s rights, is an occasion to call for further change, according to the United Nations.

Supreme Court rejects the Sahara Group’s proposal to pay the entire amount to SEBI in cash installments of Rs.2, 500 crore each at regular intervals of three months.

Elections for the 16th Lok Sabha elections will be held in nine phases, the highest so far, between April 7 and May 12 and involve an electorate of 81.4 crore, the Election Commission announced.

Bill GatesBill Gates was back on top as the world’s richest person on Forbes’ 28th annual ranking of the world’s billionaires after a four-year hiatus; Gates has topped the list for 15 of the last 20 years. With a net worth of $76 billion, up from $67 billion in 2013, the technology guru moved up on the list by one slot this year.

Sri Lanka regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over Pakistan, riding on Lasith lanka-asiaMalinga’s five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thrimanne’s fluent century

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