Top News Headlines of 25 February 2014


Breaking news of 25 February 2014. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • World No.1 Rafael Nadal shrugged off the injury concerns that wrecked his Australian Open bid as he dismantled Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 7-6 to win the Rio Open on Sunday.
  • China has rejected a US move to appoint a state department official as a coordinator for Tibet.
  • Amid the ongoing Indo-US trade spat, the Centre has advised deputy US Trade Representative (USTR) Wendy Cutler to defer her planned trip to India next month in view of the flux as well as the poll related commitment of ministers and fiscal-end duties of government officials.
  • In the fifth such incident in less than six months, 38 minors escaped from the juvenile correctional home in Kingsway Camp, north Delhi, after going on a rampage on Monday.
  • The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centres response to Aam Aadmi Partys petition challenging imposition of Presidents rule in Delhi.
  • In a major blow to RJD chief Lalu Prasad and a setback to Congresss plans to revive its fortunes in Bihar, 13 of RJDs 22 MLAs split from the party and were recognized as a separate group in the assembly on Monday.
  • Indian colts salvaged some pride as they comfortably beat their Sri Lankan counterparts by 76 runs in a fifth-place semifinal playoff match at the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Monday.
  • SpiceJet announced a two-day sale on tickets for travel between April 1 and June 30.  The cheapest Delhi-Mumbai return ticket in April and May will be about Rs 7,800 and in June about Rs 6,600. The cheapest one-way Delhi-Mumbai ticket for this week starts around Rs 7,000.
  • Failing to track down and tranquilize a leopard that has mauled five people in the last 24 hours, the district administration on Monday shut down all schools and colleges. Private business establishments also downed shutters.
  • Oil Miinister M Veerappa Moily has told PM Manmohan Singh that Reliance Industries contract for KG-D 6 gas fields cannot be terminated pending arbitration on the issue of output lagging targets.
  • Women travelling on the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) flyway can now dial 9717443040 in case of an emergency. The DND has launched this new toll-free, round-the-clock helpline to make the high-speed corridor safer for women.
  • Croatia’s Marin Cilic defeated former champion Kevin Anderson of South Africa in three sets on Sunday to win the ATP Delray Beach Open and notch his second title in three weeks.
  • Delhi Police has filed a supplementary chargesheet before a trial court against Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Asadullah Akhtar for allegedly setting up an illegal arms factory in the capital.
  • A former top officer of the UP police force, C L Wasan, shot himself in the head with his licensed revolver on Monday morning. Police said the 1962 IPS officer took the step as he was suffering from acute back pain.
  • Central Bank of India has been awarded the first prize for implementation of Official Language Policy of Government of India in Mumbai Metro area for the year 2013.
  • After Anna Hazare, it is now the turn of the Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari to endorse Mamata Banerjee as a future PM, saying, She would make a better PM for secular India than others.
  • At least 10 people were injured when militants triggered two blasts in Assams Kamrup district on Monday evening, a day ahead of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhis scheduled visit to the state.
  • The Tamil Nadu police are believed to be the first force in the country to use an unmanned aerial vehicle in a murder investigation.
  • Seven militants were gunned in an encounter with the army in Kupwara district of north Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, giving forces the biggest success against ultras this year.
  • Two IM operatives, who procured explosives for the October 27 Patna blasts and sheltered its key accused Haidar Ali, were on Monday arrested by the NIA from UPs Mirzapur.
  • After nailing Pakistan on Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found forensic evidence that operatives of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) received instructions on terror attacks from the mentors across the border.
  • Zafar Gohar and Amad Butt put on 63 runs for the unfinished eighth wicket as Pakistan defeated England by three wickets in a low scoring but nerve-racking thriller to reach its fifth U19 World Cup final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday.
  • Two more Gujarat Congress MLAs on Monday resigned from the party and extended their support to BJP, taking the number of Congress MLAs who have quit to join the saffron party in the last one month to five.
  • A tiny fragment of zircon extracted from a remote rock outcrop in Australia has now been designated the oldest piece of Earth ever found.
  • An Indian-American scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a cheap, simple, paper test that can detect cancer, circumventing expensive approaches such as mammograms and colonoscopy.
  • Pakistans interior minister on Monday invited the Taliban to play a cricket match in a bid to revive a stalled peace process but the militant group rejected the offer within hours.
  • The world’s oldest Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer died in London on Sunday. She was 110.
  • Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, defying international pressure and criticism.
  • Honda Motor Co. (7267), Japan’s third-largest automaker, named Issao Mizoguchi as an operating officer. Mizoguchi, a senior vice president at Honda’s South American business, was among executive changes announced by the Tokyo-based carmaker today.
  • The benchmark BSE sensex on Monday rose by 111 points to end at one month high of 20,811.4 on buying in capital goods, banking,pharma and auto stocks on signs of continued capital inflows, though global trends were weak.
  • Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown has been cleared to resume her career by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), her American-based lawyer Howard Jacobs said on Monday.
  • West Indies cricketers Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Shemaine Campbell have been named Guyana’s 2013 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year by a National Sports Commission panel.
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