Major News and Events of 06 April 2013
What Happened on 06 April 2013
26 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy
Kerala consumes alcohol worth Rs.8,841 crore
Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by nine runs
'Ek Thi Daayan' in rough patch
Telecom companies asked to stop 3G roaming services
The police took into custody the two developers of the seven floor building which collapsed and killed 72 people. The rescue operation continued for more than 42 hours. The two developers Jamil Quraishi and Salim Shaikh were arrested by the police. They have been booked under the charges of culpable homicide. Qureshi was arrested in Uttar Pradesh and Shaikh in Thane while another builder, Adnan Shaikh is yet to be arrested. The disaster management team recovered 72 bodies and rescued 62 people from the rubble of Lucky Compound in Shilphata area on the outskirts of Thane city, which collapsed around 6.30 p.m. on Thursday. The unauthorised building was constructed without the relevant permissions and certificates. As per the local disaster management officials the dead included 33 men, 22 women and 17 children. Among the 62 injured, 36 were admitted to hospitals in Thane, Kalwa and Mumbra. The critically injured have been moved to JJ and Sion Hospitals in Mumbai.
The Srilankan navy on Saturday arrested 26 Indian fishermen who had ventured in Sri Lankan waters, as informed by a navy spokesman. The Indians were on five trawlers when they were found and arrested for illegally making an entry into Sri Lankans waters. As informed by Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya the Indian fishermen will be brought to Kayts islands in the north.Fishermen from both countries often venture unknowingly into each other's territory as both countries are separated by a small strip of sea. Last month, Colombo set free a group of Indian fishermen captured for poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
Liquor sales in Kerala was at staggering Rs 8,841 crore for fiscal 2012-13, highest till now. These figures were given by the state-owned Kerala State Beverages Corporation (KSBC) that is the sole wholesaler of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and beer. The figures reveal that the overall sales jumped from Rs.7,860 crore in 2011-12 to a record Rs.8,841 crore in the last fiscal (2012-13). The state government got taxes worth Rs.7,251 crore much above Rs.6,352 crore. 708 bar hotels and 383 state-owned retail outlets sale liquor in the state. 2.44 crore cases of IMFL were sold during the last financial year up from 2.41 crore cases. A new record was set in beer when the sales crossed one crore cases to reach 1.02 crore cases, up from 0.98 crore cases in fiscal 2011-12. What is interesting is that rum is the all time favorite here recording for more than 55 percent of liquor sold, next is brandy, with close to 40 percent share. Vodka accounts for four percent. Gin, whiskey and wine together were just one percent.
Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings by nine runs in the Indian Premier League at chennai on Saturday. In resonse Mumbai's 148 for six, the hosts could only score 139 for nine.Kieron Pollard was the top scorer for Mumbai with 57 while Dhoni's 55 off 26 balls were wasted.
Ekta Kapoor who has done huge promotions for her upcoming supernatural thriller ‘Ek Thi Daayan’ was called upon by the National Commission for Women for featuring women in regressive roles in the movie. The NCW acting on the complaint of Ipsita Roy Chakraverti asked EKTA to appear before the commission on April 9. Ipsita has taken offence with the way witches are allegedly shown in the film. NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma expressed her displeasure with the movie promos. She said they seemed to promote witchcraft. She did not feel it right to educate the youngster on something that is not considered right by the society. Ipsita Roy Chakraverti - a Wiccan by practice and based in India - had got in touch with the President's office with the complaint against Balaji Telefilms and the producers of 'Ek Thi Daayan'. This issue was then referred to the National Commission for Women. As per Ipsita, the sketch appearing in the trailer of the film also portrays women in bad taste.
Science and Technology
Vodafone and Idea have been directed by the Department of Telecommunications to stop 3G roaming services within three days in circles where they don’t possess licenses. Airtel has been given 24 hours time to stop the services.On Thursday High court vacated its stay order that withheld the government from carrying on its order asking these companies to stop 3G services.Vodafone and Idea also will have to pay a penalty of Rs 550 crore and Rs 300 crore respectively. The government in 2011 had declared 3G roaming agreements as illegal. The Supreme Court will hear Bharti Airtel’s petition on the issue on April 8. The High Court vacated the stay order services acting on RCom’s plea which stated that its business was hampered due to Airtel’s 3G roaming services.Earlier RCom was part of the group of five telecom companies which have appealed to the government for allowing 3G roaming so that a favorable decision can be received from the government. RCom has specified that it has paid thousands of crores for the 3G spectrum and Bharti is utilizing the same for free in as many as seven circles. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have got into mutual agreement with each other for providing 3G services utilizing each other's airwaves, had won licenses for 13, 9 and 11 circles, respectively in 2010. In December 2011 the government announced that the 3G roaming pacts were 'illegal' and then show-cause notices were sent to these operators for stopping the 3G services.