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March 4, 2014: The day in news

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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2014 10:15 PM IST

News happened as you were on the go. News is happening even as you read this. Here is how we ensure you don't miss anything. Visit HT — your one-stop destination for the day’s wrap-up of news.

SC extends Subrata Roy's custody, sends him to Tihar Jail
The Supreme Court jailed the head of Sahara business group on Tuesday after he apologised to the judges for failing to show up for a hearing over repaying Rs 22,500 crore to small investors. Roy, who was remanded in custody for a week, said he was sorry for not personally attending a hearing last week, which had prompted the frustrated top court to order his arrest over the 18-month old case.

LS election schedule to be announced on Wednesday
The Election Commission is likely to announce Lok Sabha poll schedule on Wednesday. The code of conduct will come into force with the poll watchdog's announcement. More than 814 million people are eligible to vote in the elections – 97 million more than in 2009, which was a five-phase poll.

No need for military action against Ukraine for now: Putin
Tensions over Ukraine eased on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was no need "for now" to send forces to the neighbouring state. He ordered Russian armed forces to pull back from Ukraine's border. "As for the use of armed forces, there is no such need for now," Putin said.

Jaya may not have it all her way in TN: survey
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa hinted at her prime ministerial ambitions a week ago, but a poll survey conducted in February suggests her AIADMK may not be able to sweep the Lok Sabha polls in the state to put her in a position of absolute strength nationally. The AIADMK-Left alliance may get between 14 and 20 seats in the state, according to a CNN-IBN/IBN7 – CSDS election tracker. Tamil Nadu has 39 seats and Puducherry 1.

25 die 'unattended' in Kanpur hospital as junior doctors' stir enters Day 4 in Uttar Pradesh
As many as 25 patients have allegedly died in 72 hours since Saturday due to lack of medical attention at the Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) Hospital in Kanpur, where a strike by junior doctors has spread across the rest of Uttar Pradesh. The strike began following a police lathicharge on resident doctors and students of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial (GSVM) Medical College — near LLR Hospital — after they clashed with Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki on February 28.

Kejriwal: Government is not short of money, it's just short of intent
Facebook users engaged in a live discussion on Tuesday with Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and posed questions directly to him through the launch of an initiative, 'Facebook Talks Live', by the social networking website. Journalist Madhu Trehan is moderating the session by asking questions on behalf of Facebook users, which is being live-streamed on the website besides being broadcasted on NDTV.

Gopal Kanda granted bail in Geetika Sharma suicide case
Former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, an accused in airhostess Geetika Sharma suicide case, was on Tuesday granted bail by a local court, which restrained him from leaving Delhi. Additional sessions judge Yashwant Kumar allowed the bail plea of Kanda while directing him to furnish a personal bond of Rs. 5 lakh with two sureties of the like amount.

Fixed deposits interest rates offered by post offices hiked by 0.2%
A day ahead of Lok Sabha election dates announcement, the government on Tuesday decided to hike interest rates on fixed deposit (FD) schemes offered by post offices by up to 0.2%. The interest rate on popular PPF (public provident fund) has, however, been kept unchanged at 8.7%.

Jiah Khan case: Rabia alleges Sooraj Pancholi trying to kill her, Aditya livid
Actor Jiah Khan's mother Rabia's lawyer claims that they have "recorded conversations of the witnesses" and the result indicates that it was not a case of "suicide". Rabia moved the Bombay high court once again on Saturday alleging that Jiah was murdered and had not committed suicide. She wanted a Special Investigating Team to probe the case. Meanwhile, the Panchoolis are furious after Rabia recently said that she had heard Sooraj Pancholi was trying to kill her.

Singapore world's costliest city, Mumbai at the bottom: survey
The soaring cost of cars and utilities as well as a strong currency have made Singapore the world's most expensive city, toppling Tokyo from the top spot, according to a survey Tuesday. Tokyo's weakening yen saw it slide to sixth place, the position previously occupied by Singapore, in the 2014 Worldwide Cost of Living survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

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