Major News and Events of 04 October 2015
What Happened on 04 October 2015
BJP Leader's son Detained for Inciting Mob leading to Dadri Killing
India-Israel to Sign MoUs on Energy, Water, and Education during President Pranab Mukherjee's Visit
DRDO inaugurated Research Centre at 17,600 Feet Height
Shashank Manohar today formally sworn in as BCCI President
CPIM GS Condemns attack on 20 Journalists during WB Civic Polls, Asks for Fresh Polls
A report published by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) pointed out that 30 per cent (174 candidates) of the total number of 583 candidates, who will test their lucks on October 12 during first phase of Bihar Assembly election from 49 assembly seats have criminal records against them. In fact, 130 candidates have serious criminal cases against them including murder, kidnapping, rape, creating communal disharmony, and many more. 14 out of 27 BJP candidates, 8 out of 13 LJP candidates, 11 out of 24 JDU candidates, 8 out of 17 RJD candidates, and 6 out of 8 Congress candidates have criminal cases against them.
Two main accused of Dadri killing (of a 52 year old person named Mohammad Akhlaque Saifi) by an agitated mob, on the rumor of beef eating, have been arrested by UP Police today from a bus stop. Both the persons detained are Vishal and Shivam. Vishal has been identified as son of Sanjay Rana, a local BJP leader. Though BJP’s State unit distanced themselves from the detained local BJP leader and his son, BJP MLA Sangeet Som accused the ruling Samajwadi Party of appeasing the minority by framing ‘innocent’ people. Report says the victim’s family told police about the possible role of Vishal and Shivam in inciting mob.
President of India Pranab Mukherjee is all set to visit Israel later this month and reports say he is going to ink 3 MoUs on Energy, Water, and Education. The visit will be “landmark” as neither any President nor Prime Minister of India has ever visited the Jewish nation before. Though India recognized Israel back in 1950, the full diplomatic relations were established only in 1992. This will be the first time ever the two countries will sign 3 significant MoUs during Indian President’s state visit as all other business deals including buying of Israeli weaponry, unmanned aerial vehicles, missiles, and agriculture took place behind the curtains.
Science and Technology
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has inaugurated its Extreme Altitude Research Centre at Jammu and Kashmir’s Changla, which is located 17,600 feet above sea level. With this inauguration, the concerned centre has become the highest terrestrial Research and Development centre of the world. Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) established this centre. S Christopher, Chief of DRDO, while inaugurating the center, said that it will be mainly used for R&D for bio-medical sciences, agriculture, food, plant genetic resource conservation for long period of time, and many more so that they can help Indian soldiers working in high-altitude cold deserts.
Mr. Clean Shashank Manohar has been formally sworn in as the new BCCI President after sudden death of Jagmohan Dalmiya last month. The 58-year-old lawyer from Nagpur said, just after his appointment as BCCI chief, his first priority will be to clean board 's image for restoring faith of the cricket lovers. Manohar also assured to do everything possible to address all the pertaining issues. These issues include prevention of on-field corruption, get accounts of member associations in order, put financial records of Indian Cricket Board in public domain, develop women's cricket, conduct World T20 2016 in best possible manner, and many more.
Sitaram Yechury, the General Secretary of CPIM, called yesterday’s violence ridden municipal elections (especially in Bidhannagar and Asansol) in West Bengal "cold blooded murder of democracy" and asked for repoll of the civic poll, monitored by central forces, for restoring rule of law as well as democracy in West Bengal. Per last reports, 20 reporters/camerapersons from different news agencies and channels were beaten up and pushed out of election booths (which were allegedly captured by ruling TMC’s goons). S R Upadhaya, State Election Commissioner, said that his department has received many complaints of malpractices, rigging, and violence from both Bidhanngar and Asansol.