Top News Headlines of 09 October 2013

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  • Private equity giant Apax Partners has acquired GlobalLogic, an IT outsourcing firm founded by four IITians, for $420 million (Rs 2,578 crore), making it the biggest India exit deal for a clutch of venture capitalists this year.
  • Acting on a diktat from the finance ministry, public sector banks are moving to lower interest rates for consumer durables and automobiles in an attempt to push sales during the festival season.
  • Researchers are developing a wireless music player that fits the ear like earbuds and can be controlled by biting. The music player Split eliminates headphone cords and the need for a pocket to keep the music player.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday permitted BCCI president-elect N Srinivasan to assume charge as Board president after ordering an independent probe into the IPL betting and fixing allegations by a panel headed by former Delhi High Court judge Mukul Mudgal.
  • Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain have won the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics for the discovery of the so-called “God particle.”
  • The union cabinet Tuesday approved the development of a national highway between between Gadu and Dwarka in Gujarat at an estimated cost of Rs.1,756.36 crore.
  • The Allahabad high court has banned with immediate effect the immersion of idols in the Ganga and Yamuna at Allahabad. While the order is applicable to Vijaya Dashmi on October 14 this year, the court has directed the state government to ensure its implementation across UP from next year.
  • Drawing the curtains on the gruesome murder of Naina Sahni whose body was stuffed into a restaurant oven (tandoor) 18 years ago, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held former Delhi Youth Congress president Sushil Sharma guilty but commuted his death sentence to life imprisonment.
  • The Supreme Court directed the government on Tuesday to provide three per cent reservation for the dis abled in Central, state government and PSU jobs in three months.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar seeking the reports of polygraph, narco-analysis and brain-mapping test conducted on their three helpers who were the initial accused in the murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi.
  • Cooking gas cylinder price is likely to go up by Rs 3.50, with the oil ministry looking at increasing dealer commission to Rs 40.71 per cylinder from Rs 37.25 as per an accepted formula.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to close investigations into the alleged corruption case against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati.
  • The union cabinet on Tuesday approved the National Identification Authority of India Bill that will give statutory status to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
  • Former India medium pacer Venkatesh Prasad is among the eight short-listed aspirants who could take over as head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, a top SLC official said on Tuesday.
  • Gus Poyet has been appointed Sunderland manager on a two-year-contract, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.
  • Turkey has lifted a decades-old ban on head scarves for female workers in state offices, ending a longstanding restriction that has polarized Turkish society. The change went into effect Tuesday.
  • European lawmakers approved sweeping new regulations governing the multibillion-dollar tobacco market on Tuesday, including bigger warnings on cigarette packs and a ban on menthol and other flavourings in a bid to further curb smoking.
  • The world’s oldest-known movie theater, which screened pioneering films by the Lumiere brothers in 1899, reopens Wednesday after a 23-year break caused by financial troubles.
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Top News Headlines of 09 October 2013
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