Top News Headlines of 08 August 2013

Breaking news of 08 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Nearly 35 kg of heroin, worth around Rs.175 crore in the international market, was seized Wednesday from a smuggler in Punjab’s border Tarn Taran district.
  • Over 1.23 crore tax payers have filed their income tax returns online till Aug 5 in the current financial year, registering a rise of 68.3 percent year-on-year, government data showed Wednesday.
  • Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid makes match-fixing and spot-fixing a criminal offence as only a strong law will serve as a huge deterrent to potential fixers.
  • Football mad Abdul Basit, 15, dreamt of becoming Pakistan’s Lionel Messi but his ambitions died in a bomb attack that killed him and up to seven others at a four-a-side match in Karachi.
  • Andy Murray shook off some early rust to beat Marcel Granollers 6-4 7-6(2) in his first match since winning Wimbledon and Rafael Nadal blazed past Canadian wildcard Jesse Levine in the second round of the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.
  • Three judges in Shanghai will be expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and another put on probation, authorities said on Wednesday, days after accusations that they used prostitutes emerged online.
  • A suicide bomber targeted the funeral of a slain police officer in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan on Thursday, killing 18 people, including a Deputy Inspector General of Police.
  • Iran has constructed a rocket-launching site that could be used for testing ballistic missiles, a report from a military intelligence publication said on Thursday.
  • Indians chasing the American dream have reason to cheer. In 2012, as many as 35,472 Indians with H1B visas got green cards, up from 6,000 in 2011 accounting for more than 50% of all green cards issued to H1B holders for all countries in the year.
  • Tata Motors  net profit fell 23% to Rs 1,726 crore in the three months ended June 30 from Rs 2,245 crore a year earlier, Tata Motors said in a filing to the BSE.
  • Ranbaxy recorded a net loss of Rs 524 crore in the second quarter ended June this year, dented by forex loss, rupee depreciation and goodwill impairment in its operations in France.
  • The rupee hit an all time closing low on Wednesday, ending the day at 61.30 down 49 paise from its previous close of 60.81. The local unit weakened upon expectations that the US Federal Reserve would gradually withdraw its stimulus funds from the money market.
  • A few months after the launch of the LG Optimus L7 II Dual, it appears that LG has now launched the single SIM variant of the phone, the Optimus L7 II P713, at a price of Rs. 13,789.
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