Top News Headlines of 25 September 2013

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

  • Having learnt a lesson from the coal scam, the government has decided to auction coal blocks instead of allotting them to chosen companies, as was the practice earlier.
  • India defeated hosts Malaysia 2-0 to qualify for the semifinals of the eighth women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament on Tuesday.
  • Oil major ONGC won the men’s team championships while BPCL bagged the women’s and veterans team championships in the 35th Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) Inter Unit Badminton Tournament at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.
  • Two teenaged female wrestlers have accused the wrestling coach at the Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Gandhinagar campus of demanding sexual favours.
  • Thisara Perera slammed a quickfire unbeaten half-century to help Sunrisers Hyderabad trump Trinidad and Tobago by four wickets in their Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2013 match at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali.
  • Titans kept alive their hopes of a semi-final berth as they successfully defended a small total to beat Brisbane Heats by four runs in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday.
  • At least 177 students of a school at Chilika-Nuapada in Puri district fell ill on Tuesday after taking vitamin tablets supplied by the state government as part of a nutrition programme, prompting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to order a probe.
  • The Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed the BCCI to hold its Special General Meeting (SGM) to consider the disciplinary committees report on former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi for alleged financial irregularities in IPL.
  • The Crime Branch of India on Tuesday questioned former Gujarat minister of state for home Prafull Patel for over two hours in connection with the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
  • BJP MLA Sangeet Som, who was arrested for alleged involvement in fake video uploading case and making provocative speeches, was on Tuesday booked under the stringent National Security Act (NSA).
  • The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared an ordinance to neutralize the Supreme Courts order mandating immediate disqualification of MPs and members of state legislatures convicted for offences carrying a sentence of two years or more.
  • A.V.S. Ramesh Chandra, the current deputy chief of mission in the Indian embassy in Ankara, has been appointed as the next high commissioner to Uganda, it was announced Tuesday.
  • Former England batsman Owais Shah announced his retirement from first-class cricket on Tuesday.
  • Pakistan’s field hockey head coach Akhtar Rasool resigned from his post Tuesday after the national team failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup.
  • At least 17 people were killed and 20 wounded in bombings and shootings in Iraq Tuesday. Iraqi army forces backed by helicopters clashed with an Al Qaeda militant hideout in the Himreen mountain range.
  • A powerful earthquake hit a remote, impoverished part of western Pakistan today, killing at least 45 people and destroying scores of mud houses in a thinly populated area.
  • The United States and Iran are renewing direct diplomatic contact after nearly 35 years. Responding to Iranian overtures, President on Tuesday asked his secretary of state John Kerry to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
  • Nearly 20 children of Gujarati families settled in Nairobi are reported missing in the terrorist siege of Westgate Mall which was ended by Kenyan forces on Tuesday, the fourth day of the stand-off.
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Top News Headlines of 25 September 2013
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