Top News Headlines of 18 October 2013

Breaking news of 18 October 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Axis Bank, the third-largest private sector lender, on Thursday said profit rose 21% to Rs 1,362 crore in the September quarter after healthy growth in net interest margin and one-time income of Rs 280 crore.
  • Pakistan survived top order batting jitters on Thursday to notch a rare seven-wicket victory over top-ranked South Africa with more than a day to spare in the first test.
  • India’s leading cueist Aditya Mehta continued his dream run in the Indian Open as he rewrote history by entering the semi-final of a major ranking event, defeating compatriot Pankaj Advani 4-3, Thursday.
  • Ten people including three police commandos were killed today in two separate attacks by Maoists in Maharashtra and Bihar.
  • Internal migrants in India are expected to touch 400 million in the 2011 census, over half the global figure of 740 million and almost twice as many as China’s estimated 221 million.
  • Congress has rejected suggestions made by the Election Commission (EC) to bring transparency and accountability regarding donations received by political parties.
  • Five civilians, including three minors, were injured when Pakistani troops on Thursday fired at Indian posts in Akhnoor sector, about 35 km from Jammu, along the international border. This was the eighth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in four days.
  • Supreme Court on Thursday sought investigation into the alleged irregularities in the functioning of Directorate General of Hydrocarbon, which looks after management of oil and natural gas resources, implementation of New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) and production sharing contracts.
  • The Cabinet cleared the proposal on Thursday for construction of a 15-km tunnel at Zojila pass in Ladakh region. The project envisages construction of an all-weather road involving Rs 9,090 crore investments to ensure undisrupted round the-year connectivity between Ladakh and Srinagar.
  • After the controversy over Robert Vadra’s land deals, whistle blower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has cried foul yet again after the Haryana government gave a go ahead to file another chargesheet against him.
  • BJP MLA Kunwar Bhartendu Singh was arrested on Thursday for allegedly fanning the riots in western UP, which killed 62 people last month.
  • The CBI arrested BJP MLA and former minister Anand Singh from Bangalore airport on Thursday. The agency was looking for him for his alleged role in illegal export of iron ore from Belikeri port in Karnataka.
  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad and 26 other convicted in the multi-crore fodder scam moved the Jharkhand high court against the CBI courts judgment on Thursday.
  • The police arrested former CEO and managing director of the National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) Anjani Sinha in a cheating case on Thursday. The police will produce him before a court on Friday and seek his custody.
  • Formor England wicket keeper Paul Downton has been reportedly named as the ‘s (ECB) managing director, replacing Hugh Morris.
  • Rajeev Chopra, CEO and managing director of Philips India, is being elevated as global head of the Philips Consumer Luminaire business group, in another instance of an Indian executive being handed a plum global role.
  • The US Senate has confirmed Indian-American woman administrator Nisha Desai Biswal as the assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, making her the first person from the community to hold the top diplomatic position.
  • Goa’s first Lokayukta Justice B. Sudarshan Reddy has resigned citing “personal reasons”, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Thursday. He resigned citing personal reasons.
  • The Maldives returns to the polls on Saturday for another presidential election after a top court annulled last months results, deepening concern about political stability in the young democracy.
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Top News Headlines of 18 October 2013
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