Top News Headlines of 09 December 2013

Breaking news of 09 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • A 1,400-year-old Buddhist temple, built during the Northern Qi Dynasty, has been discovered in north China’s Shanxi Province, which archeologists say may help shed light on the early Buddha carvings.
  • Batting prodigy Quinton de Kock hit his second successive century to set up a convincing, series-clinching 134-run win for South Africa in the second one-day international against India at Kingsmead on Monday (AEDT).
  • Australia moved within four wickets of victory in the second Ashes Test and a 2-0 series lead after ending Joe Root’s defiant innings late Sunday and exposing the England tailenders to the new ball before stumps on the penultimate evening.
  • Australia and France made the quarterfinals of the Hero FIH Junior Men’s World Cup after registering contrasting victories in their respective Pool B matches on Sunday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.
  • The Bombay high court has issued notices to actor Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri on a petition filed by a social activist, challenging a magistrate’s order refusing her application for documents pertaining to the couple’s child born through surrogacy.
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan who led his BJP to a third straight victory in Madhya Pradesh, returned the compliment as he predicted the party’s victory in next year’s national election “under Mr Modi’s leadership.”
  • Delhi’s chief minister for 15 years, resigned Sunday after the Congress was routed in assembly elections, with she herself set to lose to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal.
  • Of the 67 women candidates who contested elections for the National Assembly general elections, only three, all from Aam Aadmi Party could win their way to the national capital’s Vidhan sabha.
  • A case has been registered against the husband of a Samajwadi Party MP and ten others for allegedly trying to grab a plot of land in Agra.
  • The All India Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) candidate P. Saroja on Sunday won the Yercaud by-election, securing 1,42, 771 votes. Her immediate rival V. Maran of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam secured 64,655 votes.
  • Vasundhara Raje-led Bharatiya Janata Party stormed to power with three-fourth majority in Rajasthan. Raje who was the Chief Minister between 2003 to 2008 has given most of the credit to the party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for her victory.
  • A t least 11 explosions tore through predominantly Shia Muslim areas in and around Baghdad on Sunday, hitting crowded market places, commercial districts and a car repair shop in bombings that killed at least 39 people.
  • Nearly 400 people were killed in the last three days’ violence in Bangui, according to the French embassy in the Central African Republic’s capital.
  • China on Sunday announced a ban on the serving of shark fin and bird’s nest soup at official banquets, as part of a sweeping government crackdown on corruption and excessive spending.
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