Top News Headlines of 01 October 2013

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  • India’s current account deficit was narrower than expected at $21.8 billion, or 4.9 per cent of gross domestic product, in the June quarter, data released on Monday showed.
  • Darren Bravo and Evin Lewis starred for Trinidad and Tobago as they defeated Titans by six runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 at the Sardar Patel stadium in Motera.
  • Yuvraj Singh has made an expected return to the 15-member Indian squad for the only T20 and the first three ODIs of the seven-match series against Australia. Yuvraj last played an ODI for India on January 27 against England at Dharamsala and was dropped subsequently due to a poor run of form and a lack of fitness.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday did not lift its order restraining N Srinivasan from taking charge as BCCI president, observing there was “something seriously wrong with the apex cricket body which has lost its credibility”.
  • The Uttarakhand government has pushed back the resumption of the Kedarnath Yatra by four days to time it with the start of the Navratri period. The yatra will now resume on October 5.
  • Dengue cases in the national capital Delhi have reached up to 2,124 on Monday. Earlier, it was marked at 1,729 on Thursday.
  • State oil companies have cut petrol prices by Rs 3.66 to Rs 72.40 per litre in New Delhi but raised diesel rates by 56 paise per litre from Tuesday, both excluding state taxes.
  • Spiritualist and pioneer of the Vipassana meditation in India, SN Goenka, 90, died late Sunday night at his residence in Mumbai due to old age, an aide said here on Monday.
  • Congress on Monday suspended ex-Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar, accused of raping a 35-year-old woman. Nagar resigned as the minister for dairy, khadi and rural industries after the woman lodged an FIR against him alleging he raped and assaulted her at his official bungalow on September 11.
  • The Meerut police on Monday lodged cases against 3,605 people including BJP MLA Sangeet Singh Som’s wife and brothers for violating prohibitory orders and organizing panchayat in Khera village under Sardhana area on Sunday, which led to clashes between villagers and police, leaving over 20 people injured.
  • The Allahabad high court on Monday stayed the transfer of some constables from Muzaffarnagar district following the communal riots earlier this month and issued notice to senior minister Azam Khan at whose behest, the petitioners said, the orders were issued.
  • Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde has written to all states and UTs to ensure that no innocent Muslim youth is wrongfully detained in the name of terror, sparking off outrage in BJP over his anti-secular and divisive move.
  • Lalu Prasad, the maverick Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo and former Bihar chief minister, and 44 others has been convicted by a special Central Bureau of India court in Ranchi in one of the cases RC 20 A/96 of the multi-crore fodder scam on Monday.
  • Mahesh Kumar Jain has joined Indian Bank as Executive Director. Prior to this, he was General Manager at Syndicate Bank’s largest Regional Office, Mumbai.
  • Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has signed a three-year deal with Galatasaray to replace Fatih Terim who was sacked as coach last week.
  • To improve its credibility after the recent IPL spot-fixing controversy, the Board for Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formed a new committee that will be headed by an ex-IPS officer. The committee will be headed by Amitabh Choudhary, former additional DG of police, Jharkhand.
  • Car bombs killed at least 54 people in mostly Shi’ite Muslim areas of Baghdad on Monday as suspected Sunni Muslim militants pursued a campaign to plunge Iraq back into sectarian strife.
  • Turkey will lift the ban on the wearing of headscarves in public institutions and will introduce education in Kurdish in private schools as part of a series of democratic reforms revealed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan today as reported by daily Hurriyet online.
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