Top News Headlines of 12 September 2013

Breaking news of 12 September 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • People belonging to weaker sections in the country can also open zero balance accounts in foreign banks such as HSBC, Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank and avail free ATM-cum-debit card facility.
  • A few months ago when phone analysts started talking about a ‘cheap iPhone’, there was an indication that Apple would finally launch an affordable iPhone for price-sensitive markets in countries like China and India.
  • Australian scientists have developed the world’s smallest hand-held microscope, which is capable of detecting cancer cells often missed by surgeons during operations to remove breast cancer tumours.
  • Ashes-Winning former England bowler Matthew Hoggard is to retire from first-class cricket at the end of the current English season.
  • Younis Khan (52) carried on from where he left off in the first Test as he played another solid innings for Pakistan on the second day of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Wednesday.
  • Italy and the Netherlands became the first European teams to qualify for the 2014 World Cup but Germany’s passage to the finals in Brazil was delayed despite also winning on Tuesday.
  • India has refused visa to Pakistani team, Faisalabad Wolves, to participate in Champions League Twenty20 tournament scheduled to begin from September 17 in view of abundance precaution.
  • At least 16 children fell ill after consuming midday meal at a school in Nasihpur village of a district in Uttar Pradesh. The children at Lal Bahadur Shastri higher secondary school complained of vomiting and stomach ache after eating ‘tehri'(a dish comprising rice and potato).
  • A whopping 1,121 rape cases were registered in the city in the first eight months of this year, the highest in the last 13 years.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to produce minutes of every screening committee meeting for allocation of coal blocks since 1993 and wanted to be apprised about the mode, manner and procedure of such allocations in the absence of competitive bidding.
  • Supreme Court of India Wednesday refused to accept the bail plea of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala who along with his son was convicted in connection with the teachers’ recruitment scam in the state.
  • For the dead in the desert town of Jaisalmer, their caste tag lives on. A government agency for urban affairs in the western Rajasthan district has sanctioned separate and clearly marked cremation grounds for different castes and communities.
  • The SPs Muslim face Azam Khan skipped the two-day national executive here on Wednesday. Some claimed he was unwell. Others said he was upset over Akhilesh Yadavs handling of the communal riots.
  • L.K. Advani on Wednesday appeared to be a stumbling block for the BJP in finalising the name of Narendra Modi as its Prime Ministerial candidate and hectic efforts were underway to convince him to give up his opposition.
  • Backward Classes leader and the former Minister A. Krishnappa has been elected as the new president of the State unit of the Janata Dal (Secular).
  • US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American Puneet Talwar as assistant secretary of state for political military affairs, a top diplomatic post.
  • Britain’s deputy speaker of of the House of Commons has resigned from office after being charged with offences including sexual assault, indecent assault and rape of seven men.
  • Four more people were detained in Afghanistan Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in the killing of Indian author Sushmita Banerjee in Paktika province last week.
  • At least six soldiers have been killed in a double suicide bomb attack in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula. Another 10 soldiers and seven civilians were wounded by the blasts outside the military intelligence headquarters in Rafah and at a nearby checkpoint.
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