Top News Headlines of 08 October 2013

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  • The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination 2014 will be held from March 10 to 22, a press release issued by the Pareeksha Bhavan announcing this academic year’s timetable said.
  • The government on Monday decided to convert 45 autonomous colleges into universities by spending around Rs 2,500 crore on them over the next three years.
  • Newly re-crowned world No.1 Rafael Nadal can smash the record for Masters titles claimed in a year in Shanghai this week, as his great rival Roger Federer fights to save his season.
  • The proposed life ban on Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta, it appears, has already begun. Despite constituting a new three-member committee to issue a fresh show-cause notice to the feisty Hyderabadi and giving her another chance to explain.
  • Government Chawfianga Middle School of Mizoram edged out NCC (NER) by an injury time goal to enter the final of the U-14 category of the 54th Subroto Cup here on Monday.
  • Karan Thapar, the well-known television journalist, has won the International Press Institute (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism. In a press release, IPI’s India Chapter said that a jury chaired by former Chief Justice A.S.
  • ONGC received the prestigious P L Roy CSR Award on ‘International Day of Older Persons’ on October 1, 2013, for its continuous support to the elderly through its CSR initiative ‘Varishthajana Swasthya Sewa Abhiyan’ in association with Help Age India.
  • Two Americans and a German-American won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for illuminating how tiny bubbles inside cells shuttle key substances around like a vast and highly efficient fleet of vans, delivering the right cargo to the right place at the right time.
  • As many as 30 fishermen, including 27 from Tamil Nadu, were arrested by the authorities in Qatar for straying into their waters from Ajman in the UAE on September 30.
  • The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence busted a gold smuggling racket at Chennai airport on Sunday and seized gold biscuits worth Rs 9.5 crore hidden in a toilet on a flight from Dubai.
  • Actor Anjum Nayar has been arrested for threatening and abusing policemen who came to her house in suburban Andheri for allegedly playing loud music late on Sunday night.
  • Outraged over the death of a former employee of B R Ambedkar College,Pavitra Bhardwaj, on Monday morning, teachers, students and the non-teaching staff joined the ongoing protest at the college demanding justice for the deceased.
  • Alarmed by the nature of intrusion into the Keran sector of J&K, India on Monday asked Pakistan to maintain the “sanctity of the Line of Control” (LoC) if it wanted an upswing in bilateral ties, even as the Army is now trying to flush out the remaining of the 35-40 militants and suspected Pakistani “special troops” who intruded into the area on September 24.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday questioned BJP’s general secretary Ram Lal amid allegations that he and a few others had met in 2012 to discuss ways to weaken the agency’s case against former Gujarat state home minister Amit Shah in the December 2006 Tulsi Prajapati fake encounter case.
  • The anti-corruption branch of the directorate of vigilance has registered a case against former Congress chief ministers Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane, former mines minister Somnath Zuwarkar and influential mine owner Prafful Hede and six others in connection with illegal mining in Goa.
  • Vast swathes of southern India across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka stared at dark days and huge industrial losses as the southern power grid creaked on Monday with workers at generating units shutting down thermal plants.
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya, 57, has become the first woman to head the country’s largest bank, State Bank of India.
  • Pakistan army Chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani (61) is likely to be appointed as the country’s national security adviser after he steps down at the end of his three-year extension next month.
  • The city’s largest municipal hospital, Hindu Rao, has suspended all routine surgeries till further notice in order to accommodate patients of the mosquito-borne disease.
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