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Major News and Events of 01 July 2014

What Happened on 01 July 2014


WB Chief Minister keeps mum on Tapas Paul's rape comments

MP and actor-turned-politician Tapas Paul’s remark on rape has started a nationwide outrage. But West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declined to comment on it. She asked journalists to approach Trinamool national general secretary Mukul Roy as he had already made a statement regarding the entire issue.Royhad said the Trinamool chief is pained after hearing the remarks of Paul.

Bail granted to Tarun Tejpal in sexual assault case

Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal has been granted bail by the Supreme Court after a bench of Justice H.L.Dattu and Justice S.A. Bobde went through all the facts and circumstances of the case, as per media reports. Tejpal was arrested in a sexual assault case in Goa last November. The court, however, asked Tejpal not to use his liberty to obstruct the case. Also, the court has taken the decision to complete the trial in eight months, Tejpal has been ordered to surrender his passport to the trial court. He must take prior permission in case of his failure to be present before the court.

Indian Football team starts preparations for Asian Games

The Indian football team has started its preparation, under national coach Wim Koevermans, for the Asian Games which are going to be played from September 19 to October 4, 2014. In the two and a half months preparatory process, the team will also go for a tour to Europe and the Far East in mid-August. Indian football team will play friendly matches against various clubs in those countries, as per media reports.

Thanks to BHEL, Chhabra thermal plant now has capacity of 1,000 MW

The state run BHEL has commissioned a 250 MW thermal unit at Chhabra plant. This is the fourth thermal unit at the Chhabra plant which now has the total capacity of 1,000 MW, as per media reports. As per the contract BHEL was responsible for designing, engineering, manufacturing, supplying, erecting and commissioning of steam turbine generators, steam generators and associated auxiliaries. The Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited had placed an order worth Rs 990 crore to set up two units of 250 MW each at the Chhabra thermal plant. 

PM congratulates the CAs on Chartered Accountants Day

Prime Minster Narendra Modi, in a tweet, congratulated the chartered accountants of the country and said that they have a vital role to play in the progress of the nation. 1st  July is regarded as the Chartered Accountants Day as on the same day in 1949 the Constituent Assembly passed the Chartered Accountants Act. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) also observes the same day as its foundation day.

Congress fields candidate for Telangana legislative council

There is no chance of unanimous selection of the chairman of Telangana legislative council as the Congress party has fielded Farooq Hussain against the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi's Swami Goud. In the 35-member council, 15 belong to TRS. The ruling party is confident of winning the elections with a support from Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and Progressive Democratic Front (PDF) which have two and one member each in the council. On the other hand, the Congress has requested Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to disqualify its five members who recently joined TRS. The party urged him to postpone the elections pending the decision.