Top News Headlines of 21 October 2013

Breaking news of 21 October 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The domestic aviation sector continued on the growth path with air passenger numbers rising by over 13 percent in September.
  • India’s much-anticipated tour of South Africa is all set to go ahead in December with BCCI President N Srinivasan and his CSA counterpart Chris Nenzani agreeing “in principle” for the series during discussions on the sidelines of the ICC Board meeting.
  • Indian paddler Sagarika Mukherjee came close to breaching the China wall before finishing as runners-up in the Junior Girls singles competition of the USD 8,000 Reliance India Junior and Cadet Open here today.
  • Former English Premier League superstars like Thierry Henry, Michael Owen, Dwight Yorke, Fredrik Ljungberg, Robert Pires, Louis Saha and Hernan Crespo could soon be playing in your neighbourhood.
  • Tanvi Lad reached her first international final when she notched up a thrilling three-game victory over seventh seed Yuka Kusunose of Japan in the women’s singles semifinal of the Swiss International Challenge badminton tournament in Yverdon-Ies-Bains, Switzerland on Sunday.
  • Eight suspected Pakistani nationals, with some of them involved in terror activities, were detained by security forces in Maharajganj when they allegedly tried to cross the Indo-Nepal border, official sources said on Sunday.
  • Four labourers died when the cable of a pulley broke at the 1980MW power plant being set up by Vedanta Inc, a subsidiary of Sterlite Energy, in Mansa on Saturday.
  • Reeling under financial stress, railways has urged the finance ministry to increase its share from the Central Road Fund so that it can plough the additional funds into efforts to eliminate level crossings that account for 40% of rail accidents and 60% of all deaths due to rail mishaps, besides delaying trains.
  • Environmental activist Sunita Narain was hit by a car while cycling to Lodi Gardens from Green Park at 6am on Sunday.
  • The Punjab police booked nine people, including a Haryana police DSP, an SHO, on Saturday for abetting the suicide of a scribe eight months after his death.
  • India seems all set to acquire a second nuclear powered submarine on lease from Russia, at a cost of about $1.5 billion, to bolster its aging underwater combat arm that took a major hit with the sinking of a conventional submarine in Mumbai in August.
  • The BJP central leadership will decide in a parliamentary board meeting this week on whom to name as the party’s chief ministerial candidate in Delhi or whether to go without a nominee to the polls.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs strong defence of the allocation of Talabira II coal block to Hindalco has created uncertainty about the fate of CBIs investigation into the matter, with many feeling that it may turn out to be still-born. Sources in the agency acknowledged that with the PM owning up the controversial.
  • RJD president and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad, sentenced to five years in jail in a fodder scam case, faces security threats as he leads a life of comfort as a prisoner.
  • A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with 1.5 metric tons of explosives killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens in the Syrian city of Hama on Sunday.
  • Madam Jovanka Broz, the widow of former Yugoslav dictator Josip Broz Tito, has died. She was 89.
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