Top News Headlines of 14 September 2013

Breaking news of 14 September 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Eight-time world champion Pankaj Advani staved off a stiff challenge from Rupesh Shah before prevailing 3-2 in the decider to win the PSPB Snooker and Billiards Championship on Friday.
  • Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq stood firm as his side lost five wickets chasing victory on the fourth day of the second Test against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Friday. Set 264 to win, Pakistan were 158 for five at the close of play.
  • Pakistan Twenty20 club champions Faisalabad Wolves have been granted visas to play the Champions League T20 in India. The Pakistanis will play their first match in the qualifiers against Otago Volts on September 17 in Mohali.
  • Rajasthan Royals cricketers Shantakumaran Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan have been banned for life, Amit Singh for five years and Siddharth Trivedi for one year by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday.
  • Dengue cases in Odisha rose to 3,490 since June after 77 more people tested positive on Thursday for the mosquito borne virus.
  • Ravneet Garg, the chief judicial magistrate of Gurgaon, who is under CBI investigation on the charge of murdering his wife nearly two months ago, was transferred out of the district on Thursday.
  • Iran has ordered the release of 19 Indian fishermen, including 16 from Tamil Nadu, who were jailed in December last year for straying into Iranian waters.
  • Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare today said he will start a ‘satyagraha’ in New Delhi on the first day of winter session, for the passage of Jan Lokpal Bill in Parliament.
  • At least nine migrant labourers from Assam were killed and 11 injured when suspected militants triggered a powerful IED blast at Khoyathong in the heart of Imphal on Friday evening. Five of the injured were in a critical condition.
  • A young chartered accountant (CA) student from Hyderabad has allegedly hacked into the e-filing of the income tax returns account of industrialist Anil Ambani, with an intention to know his income and tax amount paid over a period of time.
  • Petrol prices have been hiked by Rs 1.63 per litre, the seventh increase since June, on rising oil rates and falling rupee. The increase excludes local sales tax or VAT and will be effective Friday midnight.
  • Four men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old physiotherapist in Delhi last year were sentenced to death on Friday after public calls for them to be hanged.
  • Ray Dolby, the American audio pioneer and inventor of surround sound, has died at the age of 80. Dolby, who founded his namesake company in 1965, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and was recently diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
  • England cricketer Simon Jones has reportedly quit first-class and One-day cricket to focus on T20 games around the world. The Welsh fast bowler, who was a part of the successful 2005 England Ashes side.
  • The government on Friday asked Satnam Singh, whose term as Power Finance Corporation CMD had come to an end on July 31, to hand over charge to M K Goel, director in the public sector company.
  • Pakistan’s powerful army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani’s term coming to an end in November, names of top generals who are likely to succeed him are being discussed in the political circles and in the corridors of power.
  • India’s envoy to China Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has been appointed as the next Ambassador to the US and his position in Beijing will be taken by Ashok K Kantha.
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday chose to ignore L K Advanis tenacious resistance and declared Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
  • A bomb hidden inside an air conditioner exploded Friday at a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad, the deadliest in a series of attacks in Iraq that killed 33 people.
  • Thirty-seven people were killed when a fire swept through an aged psychiatric hospital in northwest Russia in the early hours today, the latest tragedy to hit the country’s mental health institutions.
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