Top News Headlines of 02 October 2013

Breaking news of 02 October 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Indians have now bought another iconic building in Britain, popularly called the Dracula’s Den. UK’s most renowned Oakley Court a gothic heritage country house in Windsor, which has been used to film ‘Dracula’ and ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ has been sold off to the Indian conglomerate Sahara Group.
  • The Delhi government on Tuesday announced a plan to bring in up to 90 per cent reservation for students from Delhi in state government-funded colleges under Delhi University.
  • The new Bentley super-premium sedan Flying Spur was launched in India today with a price tag of Rs. 3.1 crore. The new Flying Spur, powered by a 6 litre petrol engine, is faster and more powerful than its predecessor.
  • Scientists have generated a X-ray beam with a diameter of barely 5 nanometres, which is ten thousand times thinner than a human hair at the X-ray light source PETRA III, at DESY.
  • Though Rafael Nadal is most probably going to end this week as World No.1, the Spaniard refused to comment on his chances to regain his No.1 rank post the China Open.
  • An unbeaten 109 by Vijay Zol almost sealed a sensational victory for India before they fell short by just one run against arch-rivals Pakistan in a nerve-wrecking match of the Under-19 Asia Cup cricket tournament here today.
  • Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the one-day tour of India this month due to a chronic back injury in order to get fit for the home Ashes series against England, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday.
  • Rajasthan Royals were made to fight hard, but they eventually ensured that Rahul Dravid’s “No.1 scenario” came to pass with a four-wicket win against Otago Volts at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Tuesday.
  • Convicted and sentenced to 42 months in jail for illegal possession of arms, actor Sanjay Dutt today left Pune’s Yerawada jail after being granted parole for two weeks in order to receive medical treatment.
  • The Gorakhpur railway station is all set to a make a new record of having the world’s longest platform. After the completion of the Yard remodeling work in progress there, the platform number 1 and 2 of the station will become the world’s longest platforms with the length of 1,366.3 meters with ramp and 1,355.3 meters without ramp.
  • In a setback to counter-terror operations, seven hardcore terror suspects and operatives of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) cut open the iron bars of Khandwa jails bathroom window and broke free after stabbing two security guards on Tuesday.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday sent a criminal contempt of court notice to former Army chief General V K Singh for his remarks against the court on the issue of his age.
  • Crime Branch of India has lodged a formal case against former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran in an investigation involving the diversion of hundreds of phone lines from his Chennai residence to his brother’s Sun Group, the second case it is pursuing against the one-time DMK heavyweight.
  • Congresss Rajya Sabha MP Rasheed Masood looks set to beat Lalu Prasad to the dubious distinction of becoming the first convicted lawmaker to lose his Parliament seat.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday ruled out resigning in the wake of Rahul Gandhi rubbishing the Cabinet decision to promulgate an ordinance protecting convicted lawmakers even as he seemed to disapprove of the manner in which the Congress vice-president vent his anger.
  • A Bangladesh court on Tuesday sentenced to death a top opposition MP for genocide, the first lawmaker to be convicted of war crimes during the 1971 war of independence.
  • The US government has begun a partial shutdown after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a new budget. The Republican-led House of Representatives insisted on delaying President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform dubbed Obama care as a condition for passing a bill.
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