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30th September:
• A special CBI court at Ranchi convicted former Bihar Chief Minster and RJD leader Lalu Prasad and 44 others including former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra in the in the multi-crore fodder scam case.
• Ranjan Mathai appointed as India's High Commissioner to United Kingdom.

29th September:
• Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif in New York.
• Kenya's Wilson Kipsang break the marathon world record in Berlin with 2hrs 3 mins and 23 seconds.
• N. Srinivasan re-elected as BCCI president for the third term.
• Ranjib Biswal named as new IPL chairman.

28th September:
• At Least 31 people killed in a Building Collapse in the dockyard area in the south of Mumbai.
• United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on a resolution to destroy Syria's chemicals weapons stockpile.
• Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association chief Rajeev Shukla, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Ravi Savant and Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) secretary Sneh Bansal will the three new vice-presidents of the BCCI.
• Miss Philippines Megan Young crowned as Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.

27th September:
• The Land Acquisition Bill, passed by Parliament during the Monsoon Session to replace a 119-year-old legislation, became a law with President Pranab Mukherjee giving assent to it today.
• Chandigarh-born legal luminary Sri Srinivasan became the first Indian American to be sworn in as judge of the US Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit.
• World Tourism Day observed today.
• Anna Hazare presented with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity by University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law.
• The Supreme court said that the voters have right to reject all candidates contesting the election.
• Google completes 15 years of its existence.
• Tiger Woods was named on Friday as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a record 11th time.
• India beat China in the 8th Asia Cup Women hockey tournament at Kuala Lumpur to win the Bronze.

26th September:
• Six people including four policemen were killed in a suicide strike on the police station in Hiranagar while four army personnel including a Lieutenant Colonel died at Samba camp. All three terrorists killed after gunbattle.
• CBI summons Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal in Coal scam.
25th September:
• Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for the US for the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and meeting with President Barack Obama.
• RBI banned zero per cent interest rate scheme for purchase of consumer goods through credit cards.The central bank has also said that no additional charges can be levied on payment through debit cards.
• Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) bans former IPL chief Lalit Modi for life after its disciplinary committee found him guilty of "various acts of indiscipline and misconduct".
• The Union Government announced constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission to revise salary and pension for about 80 lakh staff and pensioners.

24th September:
• An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan’s Balochistan area killing at least 30 people.
• An Ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification was approved by the Union Cabinet.

23rd September:
• A court in Egypt has banned "all activities" of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country.
• YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy has been granted bail after 14 months by a special CBI court in Hyderabad in the disproportionate assets case.

22nd September:
• 59 people have been killed in an attack by the al Shabaab group at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
• At least 70 people died in suicide bombing attack outside a church in Peshawar, Pakistan.
• The Uttar Pradesh government revoked the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.
• Tamil National Alliance (TNA) wins 30 of the 38 seats in the election held at Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Election held after 25 years in this former war zone.
• Indian cricketer Virat Kohli was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Border Security Force (BSF).

21st September:
• Gyan Correa's Gujarati film 'The Good Road' nominated to represent India in the Best Foreign Film category at next year's Oscars.
• Pakistan released former Afghan Taliban deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar for peace efforts in Afganistan.

20th September:
• UP BJP MLA Suresh Rana arrested for alleged role in Muzaffarnagar riots.
• RBI hiking the short-term policy rate by 0.25 per cent which may increase EMIs for home and auto loans in the medium term.
• The Central Bureau of Investigation today officially closed its investigation into a corruption case against Mulayam Singh Yadav citing lack of evidence.

19th September:
• Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines decided to set up a new world-class joint venture airline based in India.
• Mohammedan Sporting wins Durand Cup Football tournament after defeating ONGC 2-1 in the final in New Delhi.

18th September:
• Indian wrestler Bajrang wins the bronze medal in the 60kg freestyle category in the World Championship.
• Sunrisers Hyderabad enters the main round of CLT20 after two consecutive victory in the qualifying round match.

17th September:
• 13 dead include the gunman who was killed after an encounter with security in shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
• China started flight operations at the world's highest civilian airport in Sichuan.
• Pakistani education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and American singer, human rights activist Harry Belafonte named as joint recipients of Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2013.
• Amit Kumar Dahiya wins silver medal at World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
• Iran lifts ban on Facebook and Twitter after four years.
• Government raises import duty on gold jewellery to 15%.
• Australia wins the 5 match series by 2-1 against England.

16th September:
• Inflation in August rises to 6.1 per cent in food prices.
• Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi visit riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.
• Nina Davuluri wins the 2014 Miss America pageant and becoming the first Indian-American to wear the crown.

15th September:
• India successfully test-fired Agni-V missile with range of about 5,000 km for second time from an island of Odisha.

14th September:
• US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced a deal on a framework to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, after talks in Switzerland.
• Tripura ahead of Kerala to achieve top position in literacy chart in India with 94.65 percent.

13th September:
• The four accused men for raping and murdering a girl in New Delhi on 16th December, 2012 were sentenced to death by a Delhi court under Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna.
• Narendra Modi appointed BJP's PM candidate for 2014 polls.
• Rajasthan Royals cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan have been banned for life, Amit Singh for five years and Siddharth Trivedi for one year by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their involvement in the spot fixing scandal during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
• Ray Dolby, Founder and Director Emeritus of Dolby Laboratories died in San Francisco, age 80. He suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and acute leukemia.

12th September:
• Thomas Bach of Germany elected as the 9th President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in place of Jacques Rogge.
• India Denies Visa to Pakistani team Faisalabad Wolves for the Champions League T20.

11th September:
• India lost to Afghanistan 0-2 in the final of the 2013 SAFF Championship at the Dasrath stadium in Kathmandu.
• Prayers resume at Kedarnath Temple after 86 days of calamity hit Uttarakhand in June this year.

10th September:
• Syria has accepted a Russian proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for dismantling.
• India's launch preparations for the Rs 450 crore Mars orbiter mission passed the successful thermo-vacuum test of the spacecraft with its payloads.
• Rafael Nadal wins US Open title and 13th Grand Slam crown as he beat Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final.

9th September:
• Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated across India.
• Toll now 31 dead in Muzaffarnagar communal riots.
• Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek win US Open men's doubles title after defeating second seeded Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares pair 6-1, 6-3. Leander Paes becomes the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title. This is his 14th title.
• Serena Williams wins 17th grand slam title with US Open victory over Victoria Azarenka by 7-5, 6-7, 6-1.
• Ryan Campbell of Australia at the age of 19 became the youngest person to fly a single engine aircraft around the globe.

8th September:
• Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari steps down as Pak President after successfully completing his five-year term, paving the way for Mamnoon Hussain to take over.
• Liberal leader Tony Abbott will be the next prime minister of Australia after his party wins 88 seats to Labor's 57 in the 150-seat parliament.
• International Literacy Day celebrated.
• Wrestling included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games after it defeated baseball/softball and squash for a spot in the competition.

7th September:
• Zubin Mehta performs his concert in Shalimar Bagh, Kashmir despite threats.
• Tokyo will host the 2020 summer Olympics after beating Istanbul in a head-to-head voting by the International Olympic Committee.

6th September:
• The Rajya Sabha today passed the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill.
• The International Olympic Committee has asked the Indian Olympic Association to sack "charge-framed" officials through constitutional amendments by October 31 and conduct fresh elections by December 15 to return to the Olympic fold.
• Leander Paes with Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic reached the men’s doubles finals of the US Open.
• Egypt government has dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood as a registered non-governmental organization.
• National pentathlon championship starts in Goa.

5th September:
• Teacher’s Day Celebrated across India on the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
• The monsoon session of Parliament has been extended by a day till September 7.
• Air India hikes fares by up to 25 per cent on all domestic routes.
• Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead outside her house in Afghanistan.
• President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Deepak Sandhu as the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission.
• Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) informed that the number of telephone subscribers in India reach to 903.09 million at the end of June 2013.
• The United Nations first International Day of Charity held as a marked in honour of Mother Teresa.

4th September:
• The Pension fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2013 has been passed in the Lok Sabha. The Bill will open the doors for foreign investment in pension funds.
• Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in St Petersburg for 8th G20 summit.
• Raghuram Rajan took over as the 23rd RBI governor of RBI.

3rd September:
• Microsoft to acquire Nokia's Devices & Services business in 5.44 billion euros deal.
• Gary Kirsten joins IPL giants Delhi Daredevils as head coach.

2nd September:
• Food Security Bill passed by Rajya Sabha.
• Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde inform that the cabinet resolution on Telangana will take place within 20 days.
• Gujarat-based Adani group fined Rs. 200 cr for environmental damage.
• Gareth Bale included in the Real Madrid team after completing his record-breaking move from Tottenham for record 132m dollar.

1st September:
• South Korea defeats India by 4-3 in the finals to win 9th Asia Cup Hockey Tournament.
• Bhuvana Kalva won 2013 ITF Women's Tennis Tournament defeating sixth-seeded Akari Inoue of Japan 6-4, 7-5 in the final of the tournament.





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