Top News Headlines of 01 September 2013

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  • The Petroleum Ministry has set the stage for a Rs 4-5 per litre hike in diesel rates after the monsoon session of Parliament concludes next week while outlining measures to effect a $20 billion saving in India’s oil import bill.
  • It was end of US Open 2013 campaign for Somdev Devvarman and Mahesh Bhupathi after they lost their respective hard-fought matches even as Rohan Bopanna had a mixed day. Somdev, who had qualified for the singles main draw, battled hard for two hours 40 minutes before losing 6-7 (8), 4-6 5-7 to Italian 20th seed Andreas Seppi.
  • Defending champion Kush Kumar defeated his training partner Deepak Mishra to lift the under 19 boys title while Lakshya Ragavendra claimed the girls’ crown at the 5th Indian Junior Squash Championship on Saturday.
  • Indian men’s team’s fine run in Sepaktakraw World Super Series came to an end today as they lost to Malaysia in the semifinals here. The home side were beaten 15-13, 8-15, 6-15, 3-15 at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex but still will walk away with a bronze.
  • Captain Misbah-ul-Haq led from the front with a half century and two brilliant run outs as Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 108 runs in the final one-day international to clinch the series 2-1.
  • The Hyderabad Hotshots won the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton league (IBL) 2013 played at Sardar Patel Stadium, Mumbai by defeating Awadhe Warriors in the finals. Saina Nehwal helped Hyderabad hotshots on level terms after defeating PV Sindhu. Ajay Jayaram defeated Gurusai Dutt 10-21, 21-17, 11-7 in the third tie to secure the Men’s singles title of IBL 2013.
  • Eminent zoologist Basanta Kumar Behura was conferred with the prestigious state-level Kalinga Samman-2012 by Kalinga Foundation Trust for his contribution to the popularisation of science. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik handed over the award to him Saturday evening.
  • Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden,who exposed the most extensive US global surveillance operations, has been awarded this years German Whistleblower Prize worth $3,900 in absentia.
  • Asaram Bapu, accused of sexually assaulting a minor, who was was arrested by the Jodhpur police from Indore has landed at the Jodhpur airport. He is likely to be produced in court.
  • The CBI Saturday filed a charge sheet against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and controversial arms agent Abhishek Verma for allegedly forging a letter to the prime minister in 2009 on the letterhead of then minister Ajay Maken for easing of business visa norms.
  • At least 43 students on Saturday taken ill after consuming midday meal at a primary school at Aska in Ganjam district, about 45-km from Berhampur.
  • Indian Mujahideen (IM) mastermind Yasin Bhatkal has told his interrogators that he had trained with Pakistan’s ISI for two months in 2006. Sources privy to his disclosures told TOI that Yasin spoke of his training by the ISI in covert operations, terror recruitment and use of explosives.
  • Reflecting the nationwide sentiment against corruption,the Central Vigilance Commission saw a staggering 113% jump in the number of graft-related complaints it received in 2012 compared to 2011.
  • The preliminary verdict on the Delhi gang rape case came on Saturday, in which the Juvenile Justice Board has sentenced the juvenile to three years’ stay in a reform home who was involved in the gang rape and murder of the paramedical 23-year-old student in a moving bus on Dec. 16, 2012.
  • The auto rickshaw union has threatened to go on strike, for a hike in fare and route enhancement, besides thirteen other demands. On Saturday, a section of the auto unions under Omprakash Gujjar, the president of Gautam Budh Nagar Auto Rickshaw Union, said that autos would not ply on September 2 and 3.
  • Managing Director of Net4 India Ltd Jasjit Singh Sawhney, who has been held for not depositing service tax, was granted conditional bail up to September 3 by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Patiala House Court today on payment of Rs 25 lakh. He was arrested by officers of Delhi Service tax yesterday.
  • YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy’s fast ended on the seventh day after doctors at the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) forcibly administered him IV fluids on Saturday.
  • A trial court on Saturday ordered registration of an FIR against Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit for allegedly misusing government funds for an advertisement campaign ahead of the 2008 assembly elections.
  • A Supreme Court Justice will officiate a same-sex wedding this weekend, making her the first member of America’s highest court to do so.
  • A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit at a cold storage facility in Shanghai on Saturday has killed 15 people and injured 26 others, local authorities said.
  • Violence returned to Egypt as supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi clashed with local residents during mass protests through Cairo on Friday.
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