Top News Headlines of 03 October 2013

Breaking news of 03 October 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday slashed India’s economic growth forecast to for the current financial year to 4.7% from 6%.
  • Facebook clearly has some Google envy. Yet after Facebook’s latest search additions to its website, Google probably has some Facebook envy, too. In a blog post on the company’s website on Monday.
  • India’s Sania Mirza and Cara Black of Zimbabwe ousted Czech Lucie Safarova and Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-2 to move into the quarterfinals of the China Open on Wednesday.
  • Zaheer Khan got his name in the wickets column but it was a patient 82 by opener Kraigg Brathwaite that helped West Indies A reach a decent 283 for six in 90 overs after opting to bat in the second unofficial four day ‘Test’ on Wednesday.
  • Riding on skipper Rohit Sharma’s blistering half-century, Mumbai Indians cruised into the Champions League Twenty20 semifinals with a crushing six-wicket victory over Perth Scorchers in their must-win final group match on Wednesday.
  • An impressive all-round show by Lendl Simmons (2/10 & 63) helped Trinidad dislodge Chennai as Group B leaders to enter the Champions League Twenty20 semifinals. With Trinidad’s crushing 8-wicket victory over the Super Kings.
  • Gujarat government on Wednesday released 285 prisoners from various state jails on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, according to an official press statement in Ahmedabad.
  • A massive road accident involving a cargo truck and two minivans in northeast India has left 28 people dead, including 13 children. Another 20 people have been injured in the mishap.
  • Their make-up not only fooled men waiting for transport but also the police. When caught, cops had a tough time establishing their identity and gender. Police have busted a gang of robbers who dressed as women and robbed people after offering them a lift in their car.
  • India’s most wanted Dawood Ibrahim’s henchman Chhota Shakeel has threatened Bollywood singer-turned-actor Sonu Niigaam to sign for a particular Dubai-based company for event management.
  • The Army was locked in a major gun battle on Wednesday with about 30-40 terrorists and suspected Pakistan Army Special Forces holed up in the Keran sector after a massive infiltration attempt from across the LoC into Jammu & Kashmir.
  • As part of a series of customer empowering initiatives, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is set to commence the sale of five-kg gas cylinders at market-linked prices through selected petrol pumps in major cities on Saturday.
  • Former chief minister Ashok Chavan, ex-deputy CM Vijaysinh Mohite Patil, Congress leader Rohidas Patil and family members of former president Pratibha Patil are among those whose special security covers have been reduced or withdrawn as per the recommendations of the government’s threat perception committee.
  • Fissures appeared in the nine-month-old Congress government in Himachal Pradesh with the resignation of a chief parliamentary secretary Wednesday over the allocation of work to him, party leaders said.
  • Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United Wednesday suspended two of its MPs for six years for anti-party activities. Purnmasi Ram from Gopalganj and Jai Narayan Nishad from Muzaffarpur were suspended from party.
  • A federal review board comprising two judges of the Supreme Court has ordered release of four Indian prisoners, who have been languishing in different Pakistani jails on the charges of ‘illegal stay’.
  • Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday after Silvio Berlusconi, facing revolt in his own party, backtracked on threats to bring down the government.
  • Germany and the United Kingdom have become the first countries to issue advisories for travellers to the United States, warning of possible delays at immigration and tourist sites as the U.S. government remains partially shut due to a budget impasse.
  • A church bus overturned Wednesday after it blew a tire and crossed the median on a Tennessee interstate, crashing into a tractor-trailer and an SUV and killing at least 8.
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