Top News Headlines of 20 October 2013

Breaking news of 20 October 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • At a time when landlines are falling into disuse,a cab operator has bought a fancy BSNL landline number at Rs 33.93 lakh at an auction in Chennai.
  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) may end up appointing former Australian captain Greg Chappell as its new chief coach.
  • Disgraced Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir is set to have his five-year ban for spot-fixing reviewed by the International Cricket Council. The ICC Board has confirmed it would look into the 21-year-old’s suspension ‘in due course’ following its final board meeting of the year in London at the weekend.
  • Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s blistering unbeaten 139 went in vain as Australia came from behind to pull off a sensational four-wicket victory over India in the third cricket one-dayer to take a 2-1 lead in the seven match series here today.
  • Four contract killers who have committed more than 25 murders in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand were arrested on Saturday. They have been identified as Rashid alias Lambu, Danish, Nawaab and Danish alias Sajid.
  • India International Centre has organized an art festival bringing art lovers a wide range of experiences from around the world. The annual event started on October 17 and will go on till October 24.
  • One glaring sign of India being an illiberal democracy is its prohibition on private FM and community radio stations from broadcasting their own news and current affairs programmes.
  • The service tax department has said that Pakistani singer Adnan Sami evaded tax that has led to a scrutiny by the department. Commissioner of service tax R Sekar confirmed that a probe was on.
  • A Pakistani national was detained along the India-Pakistan border in Samba districts Ramgarh sector near Jammu on Saturday, hours after another intruder was shot dead a few kilometers away amid ceasefire violations in the area for the third day.
  • The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police on Saturday launched an investigation into a complaint of cheating filed by Bollywood actor Akshaye Khanna against a firm.
  • Representative C. W. Bill Young, Florida’s longest-serving member of Congress and a Republican hawk on military spending during his 43 years in Washington. He was 82.
  • The Supreme Court order directing a CBI probe into possible criminality indicated in corporate lobbyist Niira Radia’s intercepted telephone calls will lead the agency to look into some of the high-value deals linked to big corporate houses headed by Mukesh Amabani, Anil Ambani and the Tatas.
  • The Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday ended its silence on the latest and possibly most explosive development in Coalgate by acknowledging that Manmohan Singh put his stamp of approval on the allocation of a coal block to top industrialist Kumar Birla’s Hindalco.
  • BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday launched his UP campaign by blasting Congress, while promising to boost growth and employment.
  • A week after being re-inducted in the Akhilesh Yadav’s Council of Ministers, controversial independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya has been given the charge of Food and Civil Supplies department.
  • The Multi Commodity Exchange of India said on Saturday its managing director and chief executive officer, Shreekant Javalgekar, had submitted his resignation from the company, in which Financial Technologies holds a 26 percent stake.
  • A Milan court on Saturday ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should be barred from holding public office for two years following a conviction for tax fraud.
  • The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic to calm passengers as it sank sold at auction for £900,000 ($1.45 million, 1.06 million euros) on Saturday, a world record fee for memorabilia from the doomed liner.
  • Maldives police forced a halt to a presidential election on Saturday, in what supporters of the leading candidate said looked like a new coup as they started a sit down protest that blocked parts of the capital.
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Top News Headlines of 20 October 2013
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