Top News Headlines of 26 December 2013

Breaking news of 26 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Mohammad Hafeez led Pakistan to a robust eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka by smashing a third century of the series in the fourth one-day international on Wednesday, giving his side an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the series.
  • Deepika Kumari marched into history by winning her sixth consecutive title at the 34th National Archery Championships at JRD Tata Stadium here on Wednesday.
  • The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has banned six states, including Delhi and Haryana, for fielding over aged athletes while slapping two year suspension on 14 other athletes for doping.
  • South Africa’s Jacques Kallis, the greatest all-rounder of his era, will retire from test and first-class cricket after the Boxing Day match against India in Durban, the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday.
  • Three Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were arrested on Wednesday after police launched a massive hunt following intelligence inputs about their presence in the city and Budgam district in central Kashmir.
  • A village council in Bihar has banned the use of mobile phones by unmarried girls, said a council member on Wednesday. The decision was taken on Tuesday evening at a meeting of Somgarh panchayat (council) in West Champaran district.
  • Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday promised to provide 700 litres of free water to each household within 24 hours of taking oath along with his cabinet ministers on 28 December 2013.
  • HDFC Bank, India’s second largest private sector lender, on Tuesday promoted Paresh Sukthankar as its deputy managing director. The decision was taken by HDFC Bank’s board, which met on Tuesday.
  • Smugglers built a 40m long underground tunnel from the Chinese city of Shenzhen to Hong Kong without being discovered by the patrolling authorities.
  • Controversial Pakistani actress Veena Malik on Wednesday tied the knot with a businessman in Dubai. The 29-year-old actress, best known in India for her stint on the fourth season of reality show ‘Bigg Boss’, and businessman Asad Bashir Khan Khattak were married in a court in Dubai.
  • Three top Turkish ministers resigned on Wednesday over a high-level graft probe, with one of them calling on the prime minister to step down in a major escalation of the biggest scandal to hit the government in years.
  • Bomb attacks at Christmas that targeted Christian areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have left at least 37 people dead.
  • A British man has become the world’s longest surviving heart transplant patient after undergoing the life-saving operation 31 years ago. John McCafferty, 71, has surpassed the previous Guinness World Record of 30 years, 11 months and 10 days set by Tony Huesman.
  • A Bahrainian envoy in Mumbai has been booked for allegedly molesting the woman manager of his housing society but not arrested due to the diplomatic immunity he enjoys.
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