Major News and Events of 05 January 2013
What Happened on 05 January 2013
Gang-rape:Delhi Police clarifies position
UCO Bank asks for Rs.800 crore capital to fuel growth
Kapil Dev feels Indian team has lost focus
Salman pitches for Tabu and Naseer in 'Radhe'
India will make world's largest solar telescope
An army officer entered the sprawling bungalow of former army chief Gen V.K. Singh on Saturday illegally. He also fiddled with the communication equipment as specified by his counsel Vishwajeet Singh. The army stated that there was a communication gap. Major R. Vikram of 1 Signals unit in uniform, illegally got into the residence of Gen Singh and took away some cards from the telephone exchange from the room, that is utilized for security surveillance of the house. Vishwajeet Singh termed this as a case of criminal tresspass. Army in response to this said that it was due to communication gap. Major Vikram was not obstructed from entering the house by the staff on duty as he was in uniform but they later on questioned him for his suspicious moves. Army spokesman Col Jagdeep Dahiya stated to media: "A communications team was dispatched to remove the official telephone (at Gen Singh's residence) which had been there for a stipulated period. The team should have given prior intimation of its visit. They have been asked to return. The activity will be done again after proper intimation."
The Delhi Police today made its stand clear after it was accused by the dead gang-raped woman's male friend of casually handling the situation. The 28-year-old male friend of the gang-raped victim had given an interview to Zee News on Friday that the police took time to take his seriously injured friend to hospital as they discussed among themselves over jurisdictional area, the precious time thus lost in rushing her to hospital might have proved crucial in saving her. Delhi Police said their Police Control Room (PCR) vans received the first call at 10.21 p.m. about a couple lying on the road in a pool of blood. Then two rescue vans rushed to the spot within minutes and took the victims to hospital. The total time within which this was done was 33 minutes after receiving the first distress call. Delhi Police Joint Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Vivek Gogia stated that the victims were taken to the hospital in a PCR van in 16 minutes. The woman's friend had also alleged that that no one, including the police came forward to provide them any clothes as they lay naked and bloodied on the road. The police to this said that they had arranged a bedsheet for them from a nearby hotel. Gogia also dismissed any argument over jurisdiction among PCR vans as they were directly under the control room and not under any police station. The injured were taken to Safdarjung Hospital as in such cases the injured are taken to a designated government hospital for medico-legal examination. The brother of the dead woman also specified that his sister would have probably lived if medical care was given to her without losing time.
State-run UCO Bank has asked for infusion of Rs.800 crore capital from the central government to boost its growth requirements and strengthen capital adequacy ratio as per a top bank official. The city-based bank in Kolkata had already acquired a capital of Rs.1,000 crore by way of Tier-II bonds till now during the current financial year. With the Rs.800 crore capital infusion the bank will keep its tier I capital ratio above 8 percent. The capital adequacy ratio was at 12.27 percent at the end of September this year.
Former India captain Kapil Dev stated that Dhoni and some other players have lost their focus after the 2011 World Cup victory and the players' self-interest comes ahead of the team. In the past 12 months India had a disastrous performance. Kapil believes that team spirit is missing in the Indian team. He said the players had their personal coaches, doctors and trainers, there was no team feeling. He also pointed out the fact that players after completing their bowling want to field at fine leg. If win has to come then the team has to perform as a unit. Kapil also spoke about the coach Duncan Fletcher and said, "There is a misconception about the word 'coach'. It is all about man management. For me the coach is the person who taught me the game. Only your team mates can tell you where you are going wrong." Kapil is also of the opinion that foreign coaches will find it difficult to succeed in the sub-continent because of the communication problem.
Salman Khan asked his brother Sohail Khan to cast talented actors Tabu and Naseeruddin Shah in ‘Radhe’ which is the Hindi remake of Murugadoss’s ‘Stalin’. Salman will have an image makeover in this movie as he will play an intense role of a good Samaritan. Sohail informed that the actors are yet to give their approval but Salman has spoken to them. Salman has the feeling that the acclaimed actors could give the film a touch of class. If all goes well then Salman, Tabu and Naseer will share same screen space for the first time.
Science and Technology
India may be building the world's largest solar telescope on the foothills of the Himalayas in Ladakh by year-end to analyze the basic processes taking place on the Sun. The 2-metre class, state-of-the-art National Large Solar Telescope (NLST), built by Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), will enable the Indian scientists to initiate advanced research for studying the Sun's atmosphere. The project with all the details has been submitted to the union government and the construction of telescope will begin by end of this year and likely to be completed by 2017. The project is worth Rs.150 crore (around $31 million) project will be one of the few telescopes in the world which can do both day and night time astronomy. The microscopic structure of the Sun can be studied through this telescope and specific observations can be derived from it which was not done before. Particles, which are within 50 km on the Sun can be studied through the telescope.