Top News Headlines of 05 November 2013

Breaking news of 05 November 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • BlackBerry Ltd abandoned on Monday its plan to sell itself and said its CEO is stepping down, sparking a 16 per cent dive in its share price and raising fears the struggling smartphone maker is running out of options.
  • US software giant Microsoft has developed a new cost-effective sign language translator that converts signs into spoken and written language and vice versa.
  • India’s space ambition will make another giant leap at 2.38pm on Tuesday mangalvaar, the day of planet Mars. The country’s first mission to the red planet will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Shiv Kapur became the first Indian winner of the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final as he soared to a four-shot victory which earned a return to the European Tour on a day of high drama in the race for graduation to the top tier.
  • Yuki Bhambri on Monday won his first ATP Challenger level singles title of the season and second of his career after humbling top seed American Bradely Klahn in the rain-hit summit clash of the Traralgon event in Australia.
  • The Indian women’s hockey team registered their second consecutive win in the third Asian Champions Trophy to book their berth for the final after beating Malaysia 5-1 here Monday.
  • Italy won a fourth Fed Cup title with a whitewash 4-0 victory over Russia on Sunday as No. 7-ranked Sara Errani cruised past Alisa Kleybanova before Flavia Pennetta and Karin Knapp won the dead doubles rubber.
  • Sebastian Vettel won the floodlit Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by a massive margin on Sunday to chalk up his seventh successive victory and equal the longest winning streak in Formula One’s modern era.
  • Assams Goalpara district came under indefinite night curfew on Monday after suspected Garo militants shot dead at least seven people and injured 15 others at Gendamari village along Assam-Meghalaya border late on Sunday.
  • The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Jharkhand police on Monday recovered nine high-intensity bombs from a lodge at Hindpidih, in the heart of the city, while searching for an accused in the Patna serial blasts case.
  • The Election Commission (EC) has granted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi time until November 8 to respond to its notice over his controversial poll speeches in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
  • A former Congress MLA has been arrested along with his wife, son and daughter after his daughter-in-law, who was eight-month pregnant, was recently found hanging at their home in northwest Delhi.
  • Serving time for the multi-crore fodder scam, RJD president Lalu Prasad earns Rs 14 a day for gardening and is apparently happy with tending lawns, flower beds and vegetable patches at the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Hotwar.
  • The Centre has rushed to tighten security around Gujarat CM Narendra Modi following an intelligence alert by the IB about an ISI plot to use Khalistani terrorists to eliminate BJPs PM candidate. On October 27, Modi’s rally was targeted by Indian Mujahideen, a terror outfit nurtured by Pakistan’s spy agency.
  • Indian cricket team’s physical trainer Ramji Srinivasan, who served the national side for five long years, has resigned from his post citing family problems. Sudarshan, who was with the National Cricket Academy (NCA) headquarters in Bangalore, has replaced Ramji.
  • Three people died and scores of others were injured Monday as protesters set off homemade bombs and torched cars during an opposition strike demanding that Bangladeshs government step aside ahead of January elections.
  • The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has reportedly appointed Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani as the organizations new chief.
  • A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to ex-President Pervez Musharraf in a case related to the killing of a cleric and his mother following a military raid on Islamabad’s Lal Masjid in 2007.
  • Britain has decided to abandon its plan to impose a 3,000 immigration bond on visitors from high-risk countries in Africa and Asia.
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