Default [Q] Status Bar Autohides

Hi

I am using Temasek V21, CynogenMod Android 4.4.2 on Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Since i upgraded to v21 the status bar auto hides. I was using Apex Launcher and checked that the notification is set to be displayed indeed.

One confusing usage of terminology indeed is that Apex calls it notification bar and Temasek calls it status bar.

I have even uninstalled Apex Launcher since. Wiped cache and Dalvik Cache, currently using the launcher that came with the build, but to no avail

How to make the bar stay on top??

Any help is welcome

Regards

Anuj

PS Hope I am posting in the right section, wouldnt want to flout any forum rules. They wouldnt let me post on the original Temasek thread as it is for developers only!