Top News Headlines of 28 August 2013

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  • A small bunch of mutual fund investors who had put their money in Indian funds which, in turn, invested in equity schemes in the US also stand to reap rich dividends with yearly returns of over 37%.
  • Gold prices Tuesday hit a record high of Rs.32,585 per 10 grams at the domestic bullion market as frenzied stockists and investors bought up the precious metal amidst supply constraints as no imports have taken place since July when the government hiked duty.
  • Banks have revised their interest rates upwards on short term deposits (15 days to 180 days) from 25 basis points (bps) to 275 bps (100 bps equals 1%). Private sector lender Karur Vysya Bank hiked its short-term deposit rates by 25 bps to 50 bps a few days ago for deposits in the one to two-year bracket.
  • Scientists have developed a novel patch with tiny, biodegradable needles that can penetrate the skin and accurately diagnose tuberculosis.
  • Hosts Malaysia recovered from a two-goal deficit to beat a fighting Japan 4-2 while Pakistan mauled debutant’s Chinese Taipei 13-0 in final round matches of Pool A at the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament on Tuesday.
  • US sprinter Justin Gatlin overcame the rain and a challenge by Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade to win the 100m at the Gugl Games on Monday.
  • Zimbabwe recorded their first win over Pakistan for 15 years as they cruised to a seven-wicket victory in the opening one-day international at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.
  • South Africa A defeated India A by 121 runs at the L.C. de Villiers Oval here Tuesday to level the two-match four-day Test series1-1. Chasing a target of 304, India A resumed the day at 3/0 in their second innings but could only manage 185 before being bowled out by the hosts.
  • P R Sreejesh produced a brilliant display under the bar as two-time champions India stunned title holders South Korea 2-0 in a Pool B match to breeze into the semifinals of the Asia Cup hockey tournament.
  • Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, an outspoken proponent of girls’ education who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year, has been awarded a top Dutch children’s honor for her activism.
  • There was good news for nearly 2.5 lakh contractual teachers in Bihar with the state cabinet Tuesday approving a salary hike of Rs.3,000 per month from September for them.
  • Diesel prices may be increased by at least Rs. 3 a litre after the monsoon session of Parliament ends next week, as the depreciating rupee threatens to widen the government’s fuel subsidy bill.
  • The fourth edition of the Times Raasrang World Flute Festival, organized by the Times of India in partnership with Raasrang is scheduled to be held from August 28 to 30.
  • Four personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) were killed on the spot and three injured in a landmine blast by Maoists in Koraput district of south Odisha on Tuesday morning.
  • Residents of Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad have been reeling under daily power outages ranging from six to 18 hours for the past several days, which have disrupted life and commerce in these cities and led to cases of violence against discom staff in some areas.
  • A notice has been sent to AsaramBapu, asking the spiritual guru to appear before the police for questioning in connection with a sexual assault case registered against him by a 16-year-old girl a week ago.
  • At least nine Rajya Sabha members have been found to have submitted inflated flight tickets over the last few months in the widening racket of government employees and MPs indulging in fraud to claim leave travel concession.
  • Iran’s first foreign ministry spokeswoman and female ambassador will be appointed soon. Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi in making the announcement at a weekly press conference said the next spokesperson of his ministry will be female and will be introduced by next week.
  • Former media advisor to the prime minister and information commissioner Deepak Sandhu has been appointed the chief information commissioner. He will succeed Satyananda Mishra.
  • India on Tuesday summoned the Iranian Ambassador here to lodge a strong protest over the detention of its oil tanker over last 16 days and sought an “unconditional” release of the vessel.
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