Top News Headlines of 26 October 2013

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

  • ICICI Bank, India’s biggest private sector lender, on Thursday reported a 20% rise in its net profit to Rs 2,352 crore for the quarter ended September (Q2FY14) on the back of strong growth in revenues from the consumer loans segment, mainly home and car loans.
  • The economic offenses wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police questioned Jignesh Shah, promoter of the Financial Technologies Ltd (FTL), for seven hours on his role in the Rs 5,600 crore National Spot Exchange (NSEL) scam on Friday.
  • Li Na swept injured Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 6-1 to become the first Chinese to enter the semi- final of the WTA Championships on Friday.
  • Malaika Goel fetched India’s second gold in the Asian shooting championships in Tehran as she won the 10m pistol youth women’s event on Friday.
  • The Delhi High Court today declined to grant stay on ongoing inquiry proceedings by a committee set up by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) against ace shuttler Jwala Gutta for alleged indiscipline.
  • Eighteen-year-old Indian-American Emily Shah has won Miss New Jersey USA 2014 title, following in the footsteps of Nina Davuluri, who was crowned Miss America recently.
  • Heavy rains continued to lash several parts of Andhra Pradesh for the fifth day in a row on Friday, taking the death toll to 26 while throwing life out of gear, flooding low-lying areas and disrupting road and rail traffic.
  • Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said he had asked his Delhi counterpart Sheila Dikshit a few days ago to send a team to Nashik to procure onions directly from the market and transport them to the national capital.
  • A senior bureaucrat and his wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their house in Hazrat Nizamuddin area of south-east Delhi Friday evening.
  • An FIR was on Friday filed against liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines on a criminal complaint by Bangalore International Airport Limited for non-payment of user development fees and passenger service fees to it.
  • Augusto Odone, a former World Bank economist, defied skeptical scientists to invent a treatment to try to save the life of his little boy, wasting away from a neurological disease, and to give hope to other children afflicted with the same genetic defect.
  • The city government and police were today directed by the Delhi High Court to respond to Aam Aadmi Party’s plea challenging the move of removing its posters from houses of people willing to put them up on their property.
  • Political parties and candidates will now have to account for money spent on the use of social media for their poll campaigns.
  • The Jharkhand High Court on Friday has granted a provisional bail to the former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra, convicted in fodder scam.
  • Almost 40 days after a complaint of rape was registered against Babu Lal Nagar by a 35-year-old married woman, the CBI on Friday arrested the man who was forced to resign as state minister over the allegations.
  • West Bengal School Service Commission chairman Chittaranjan Mandal finally gave in after showing defiance for the last few days against pressure to resign.
  • At least five protesters were killed and over 300 injured as workers of the main opposition BNP on Friday clashed with security forces during rallies across Bangladesh demanding a neutral caretaker government to oversee the next general election.
  • A Chinese court rejected fallen politician Bo Xilai’s appeal against his corruption conviction and confirmed his life sentence Friday, as authorities looked to draw a line under a damaging scandal.
  • The operator of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said on Saturday there was no damage or spike in radiation levels at the station after a large earthquake struck in the ocean east of Japan, triggering a small tsunami.
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