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- Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), India’s biggest consumer goods company, reported a 13% rise in net profit, beating street estimates, during the three months ended 30 September, the company said on Saturday.
- Scientists have designed a novel super-capacitor that could help develop cell phones that recharge themselves in seconds and work for weeks.
- Delhi’s Rashid Khan defeated rookie Angad Cheema of Panchkula in a playoff to win the BILT Open 2013 at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort in Greater Noida. Rashid and Angad headed for the playoff after ending the regulation 72 holes with identical totals of 16-under-272.
- Pakistan cricket authorities have banned five women cricketers for falsely accusing their male officials of sexual harassment after an investigation ruled they lied about the allegations.
- South Africa’s cricketers kept intact their seven-year unbeaten away record with an innings and 92-run win over Pakistan in the second and final Test in Dubai on Saturday, squaring the series 1-1.
- The Indian Premier League (IPL) is back to being an eight-team affair. The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has decided to terminate its agreement with the Sahara Pune Warriors franchise on account of the latter failing to provide the necessary bank guarantee as directed by the Bombay High Court early this year.
- Ten students of a football team of Delhi Public School (DPS), RK Puram, were injured, one of them seriously, when a group of unidentified youths allegedly attacked them on the premises of DPS Panipat, in Samalkha, on Thursday night.
- At least six persons were killed in heavy rains in West Bengal today with normal life thrown out of gear in the metropolis and adjacent districts, even as the weatherman predicted it would continue till midday tomorrow.
- Gujarat’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has declined significantly falling to 38 in 2012 from 57 in 2003 a drop of 33.3% better than the 30% decline at the national level.
- IMR is defined as deaths of infants below one year of age per 1,000 live births.
Patna recorded the highest unemployment rate among males in 2009-10 in cities with more than one million population, while Bhopal witnessed the sharpest decline, a government survey showed.
- BJP may comeout with its first list of candidates for the assembly polls before Diwali. Nitin Gadkari, its poll in-charge in Delhi, is expected to finalize and release the list during his next visit to the capital around October 28.
- A trial court on Saturday said “prima facie, a case of defamation is made out” against Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly using foul and filthy language against chief minister Sheila Dikshit.
- Three Pakistani smugglers, carrying 24 kg of heroin worth Rs 120 crore in the international market, were shot dead by BSF on the Indo-Pak border as they were trying to sneak into Indian territory.
- In a major blow to the BJP ahead of the assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla, a BJP national vice president, has announced her resignation from the party alleging that the party is under the grip of power politics.
- The worst-ever storm in 26 years, reminiscent of the one that ravaged Britain in 1987 leaving behind a trail of destruction, may hit half of the United Kingdom on Monday.
- Forecasters are increasingly-confident that a hurricane packed with wind speeds nearing 100mph will hit Britain on Monday morning.
- BNP Chief Khaleda Zia on Saturday turned down Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s invitation for talks on Sunday to defuse a crisis over the upcoming general election but said she was open to dialogue after an opposition sponsored 60-hour nationwide shutdown.
- Iran hanged 16 rebels of an unspecified armed group on Saturday in retaliation for the death of 14 border guards in clashes near the frontier with Pakistan.