Top News Headlines of 29 December 2013

Breaking news of 29 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Jacques Kallis inched closer to scoring a century in his final Test after guiding South Africa to 299 for five before rain and bad light brought a premature end to the third day of the second Test against India on Saturday.
  • Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta benefitted from the late arrival of Gerogia`s Baadur Jobava to win the Al-Ain Classic International Open Chess tournament that concluded here at the UAE university.
  • Bangalore-based Anirban Lahiri registered an impressive four-shot victory over his good friend and ‘host’ Rahul Gangjee to take top honours at the Rs 1.35 crore McLeod Russel Tour Championship at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here today.
  • Australia moved within 201 runs of victory in the fourth Ashes Test with all 10 wickets in hand after routing England’s second innings for 179 to wrest back the momentum on a roller-coaster fourth day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.
  • Duchess of Cambridge has bagged the title for ‘best beauty icon’ for the third year running. Duchess Kate has been consistently hitting the headlines with her stylish appearance.
  • Country singer Taylor Swift has been named the most charitable celebrity of the year. In a list complied, the 24-year-old singer topped the poll for being one of the most charitable stars in the industry.
  • The Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited has decided to put on hold the Rs 5.50 per kg increase in the price of CNG. The state gas distributor had announced the price hike on Friday.
  • An Indian journalist, arrested in Sri Lanka while filming military installations in a former LTTE stronghold without media credentials. Thamil Prabakaran, a 24-year-old Tamil Nadu resident, was deported this evening.
  • Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh, best known for his memorable performances in films like ‘Garm Hava’, ‘Shatranj Ke Khiladi’, ‘Chashme Buddoor’, ‘Umrao Jaan’ and ‘Bazaar’, died after suffering a heart attack in Dubai.
  • The Iraqi army has begun moving tanks and security personnel into western al-Anbar province to stop anti-government protests, after Iraqi security forces arrested Ahmed al-Alwani, a prominent Iraqi MP, during a raid on his home in Ramadi.
  • Parents should be banned from smacking their children, according to the Children’s Commissioner for England. Unless it is outlawed, pets and adults continue to receive better protection from the law.
  • Chinese lawmakers on Saturday approved the move to ease controversial one-child policy and abolish notorious labour camps, which allow detention of petty offenders without a trial. The revised policy would allow couples, where either parent has no siblings, to have two children.
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Top News Headlines of 29 December 2013
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