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Modi, Mukesh Ambani most searched personalities in 2014: Yahoo

Monday, Dec 8, 2014,22:22 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Bengaluru | Prime Minister Narendra Modi and industrialist Mukesh Ambani feature amongst the most searched personalities online this year, according to search engine Yahoo. According to the seventh edition of Yahoo India’s ‘Year in Review’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the list of ‘High and Mighty? the Political Top 10′ in 2014, followed by his aides Arun Jaitley (Finance and I&B Minister) and BJP President Amit Shah.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav have also been named in the list. The review is based on users’ daily search habits and an editorial selection of what they read, recommended and shared most on Yahoo in India. The slew of reforms and Modi’s efforts to improve diplomatic ties were of ongoing interest to Yahoo users. ‘Make in India’ made it to the top of the list of Biggest Financial Events of the Year, Yahoo said.
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani made a second appearance at the No 1 spot as the nation’s most influential people, followed by Tata Group boss Cyrus Mistry and Gautam Adani, Chief of Adani Group of Industries. This year’s top finance newsmakers include Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Infosys CEO and MD Vishal Sikka, Flipkarts Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal and Snapdeals Rohit Bansal. Two highprofile deaths in the corporate world the mysterious plane crash of French oil major Total’s CEO Christophe de Margerie’s in Moscow and the death of Tata Motors’ MD Karl Slym in Bangkok were among other top searches in this category.
Sachin Tendulkar, with his much talked about autobiography, topped the cricketers of the year list, followed by Phil Hughes, MS Dhoni and N Srinivasan. Sunny Leone was the mostsearched celebrity for the third year in a row, along with names like Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan and John Abraham. In the tech category, Yahoo users searched for Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4, Microsoft XBox One, Amazon Kindle Fire, Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
Most popular cars in terms of online search were Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Ciaz and Diesel powered Honda City.
Difficult to accept there is no conflict of interest: SC to Srinivasan New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) It is very difficult to accept N Srinivasan’s plea that there is no conflict of interest arising out of owning IPL team CSK and heading the BCCI, the Supreme Court today observed while putting some searching questions to him on the issue. A bench headed by Justice T S Thakur said that conflict of interest is equal to bias and even though actual bias may not be in the case but even likelihood of bias is important. It said purity of cricket has to be maintained and all persons at the helm of its affairs should be above suspicion. Taking all circumstances in account, it is very difficult to accept your contention that there is no conflict of interest. You being MD of India Cements, India Cements owning CSK, an official of CSK involved in betting and you heading the BCCI, the bench, also comprising Justice F M I Kalifulla, told Srinivasan’s lawyer Kapil Sibal. Sibal, however, submitted that by that standard, conflict of interest is prevalent in every sphere of activities and noted that Hockey Federation and FIFA allow it. The bench proposed that action on the basis of Justice Mudgal report should be taken by the Board which will be constituted after the election. It, however, asked who should be allowed to fight for BCCi elections. BCCI must be free from any blemish if we allow it to decide, it said, adding, Who should be allowed to contest?. Can a person indicted by the Committee be allowed to contest the elections?. The bench said that the cricket administrator should be above board and above all the allegations in order to decide the action to be taken on the basis of findings of the report. We are not saying that there is a fraud in getting franchise but once you become a team owner then your interest in team and as a cricket administrator pull you in opposite directions, the bench told Srinivasan. You are a contractor(being CSK owner) and also head of a contracting party(BCCI), it said. The bench said that the issue has to be seen from the perspective of people for whom cricket is a passion and religion.