Top News Headlines of 25 October 2013

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

  • After two failed attempts over a decade back, Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines (SIA) will finally be together in the cockpit of a start-up airline in India by early next year.
  • The foreign investment promotion board (FIPB) on Thursday cleared their $100-million initial investment proposal for a full service airline.
  • Idea Cellular on Thursday reported 86.5% rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 448 crore for the quarter to September, driven by robust data and voice revenues.
  • Iron ore producer NMDC Ltd on Thursday reported a 21% dip in net profit in the July-September quarter at Rs 1,318 crore on lower sales realization due to subdued prices of the raw material even as sales volumes rose.
  • Australia opener David Warner seems assured of selection for Australia in next month’s first Ashes Test against England after smashing a record score of 197, his third century in four matches lifting NSW into the final of the one-day Ryobi Cup.
  • Graeme Smith smashed a double century and AB de Villiers hit a robust hundred to guide South Africa to an imperious position in the must-win second cricket Test against Pakistan here today.
  • Lalit Modi’s lawyer and the president of Sri Ganga nagar District Cricket Association, Mehmood Abdi, has given a written police complaint in Mumbai seeking criminal case be registered against BCCI chief N Srinivasan and some office bearers of TV broadcasters MSM/Sony.
  • Mominul Haque scored an unbeaten century and put on a record partnership with Tamim Iqbal as Bangladesh fought their way back into the second Test against New Zealand on Thursday. The hosts reached 269-3 in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day.
  • Udayan Bhakar shocked second seed Alex Solanki in straight sets to enter the semifinals of the under-16 boys’ category at the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship on Thursday.
  • Roger Federer stormed back after a slow start to turn the tables on Denis Istomin for a 4-6,6-3,6-2 second round win at the Swiss Indoors on Wednesday.
  • Irked at the way the Pune police bungled a case where a woman was set ablaze, the Bombay high court, in an extraordinary measure, has banned the investigation officer from being assigned to probe any case that deals with crimes against women.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Mubarak Gul on Thursday issued a notice to former Army chief Gen VK Singh to explain his position on his allegation of pay-off to a minister in the state.
  • Former coal secretary P C Parakh, now booked by CBI in the Coalgate scam, was locked in a bitter feud with his minister Shibu Soren in 2005, during which the IAS officer said the coal mafia was actually within the coal ministry.
  • The doctors at Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital went on strike on Thursday to protest manhandling of a senior colleague by the relatives of a patient.
  • One of the most wanted criminals of the capital, Neetu Dabodia, was killed along with two of his associates while a Delhi Police officer was injured in a shootout in south Delhi late on Thursday.
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday awarded a record Rs 5.96 crore compensation, which with interest will exceed Rs 11 crore, for medical negligence to Kunal Saha,a US-based NRI doctor.
  • The Pakistan Marine Security Agency seized nine boats with 40 fishermen who were fishing in international waters off the Gujarat coast. The seizure happened on Wednesday.
  • William H. Sullivan, a veteran diplomat who oversaw the “secret war” in Laos, aided in negotiations to end U.S. military involvement in Vietnam and was the last American ambassador to Iran, has died. He was 90.
  • Legendary playback singer Manna Dey died at a city hospital early on Thursday morning, after prolonged illness. He was 90.
  • Press Council of India (PCI) Chief Markandey Katju on Thursday said that the Indian judiciary was more activist than its counterpart in the US and cautioned that judicial activism should not be used frequently.
  • Wipro veteran Anand Sankaran has joined Dell Services as president and global head of its infrastructure and cloud computing business. Suresh Vaswani, head of the services business of the $57-billion Dell.
  • US President Barack Obama questioned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over Islamabad’s dodgy approach to terrorism, particularly the 26/11 Mumbai attack, during their one-on-one meeting in the White House on Wednesday.
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