Top News Headlines of 25 August 2013

Breaking news of 25 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Gold staged a smart rally and hit a nine-month high at the domestic bullion market on Saturday on strong buying from stockists amid jewellery and investment demand in the backdrop of surge in global commodity market.
  • Pacer Ishwar Pandey and off-spinner Parvez Rasool picked up two wickets each but unbeaten half-centuries by Wayne Parnell and Simon Harmer bailed out South Africa A from a precarious situation against India A on the first day of the second first-class match at the LC de Villiers Oval here Saturday.
  • India was off to a flying start in the 9th Asia Cup with an emphatic 8-0 win over Oman in their Pool B match. India blanked minnows Oman 8-0 to start their 9th Asia Cup hockey championship campaign on a perfect note at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh on Saturday.
  • After Krishna Poonia’s outrage at being ignored for the Khel Ratna award, boxer Paramjeet Samota has gone a step further over being snubbed for the Arjuna award by filing a case against the sports ministry in the Delhi high court.
  • PV Sindhu of Awadhe Warriors stamped her class over experienced Tine Baun of Mumbai Masters in a three-game thriller in the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) here on Saturday.
  • Australia’s hopes of forcing a consolation win in their Ashes finale against England were left hanging by a thread after rain washed out the whole of the fourth day’s play at The Oval on Saturday.
  • Pakistan held Zimbabwe to 160 for six off their 20 overs in the second Twenty20 match in Harare on Saturday to clinch the two match series 2-0.
  • The Mumbai police on Saturday arrested two more of the five men accused of raping a photojournalist in the Shakti Mills compound at Mahalaxmi. They are Vijay Mohan Jadhav, 18, and Siraj Khan, 25, say police sources.
  • Subdivisional officer (SDO) of Ranchi has imposed Section 144 of IPC on Singpur village in Dhurwa from 4am to 10pm on Sunday after lakhs of Sarna religion followers have threatened to bring down the controversial statue of Virgin Mary in a tribal avatar at a Roman catholic church in the hamlet.
  • Pakistan Saturday released 337 Indian prisoners, most of them fishermen, as a goodwill gesture. All the freed Indian prisoners had completed their jail terms and were handed over to Indian officials at Wagah border.
  • In a crackdown on VHP on the eve of its controversial yatra, 339 people including a BJP MLA have been taken into custody or placed under house arrest by the UP government, even as the outfit on Saturday vowed to go ahead with the march defying a ban.
  • The gang rape of the Mumbai photo journalist may have shaken the nation’s conscience once again, but the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has an even more horrifying statistic to share—every 20 minutes, a woman is raped somewhere in India.
  • Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Abdul Karim Tunda, who is admitted at AIIMS here, underwent a surgery on Sunday to implant a pacemaker in his heart.
  • The Supreme Court stayed a move by the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to fill vacant general category seats in MBBS courses in Delhi and the other six AIIMS that became operational this year in Bhopal, Patna, Jodhpur, Rishikesh, Raipur and Bhubaneswar with reserved category candidates.
  • Noted industrialist and founder of Kalyani Group of Companies, Neelkanth A Kalyani, died at his residence here late on Saturday night. He was 87.
  • Justice RC Gandhi, a retired judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, will head the one-man Commission of Inquiry to probe the incidents of violence and arson that had rocked Kishtwar on August 9.
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