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Major News and Events of 06 August 2014

What Happened on 06 August 2014


SC agrees to hear plea over gurudwaras in Haryana

The Supreme Court has agreed to examine the constitutional validity of Haryana Sikh Gurudwara (Management) Act, 2014. It will hear the petition on Thursday and seek to quash the committee as it interferes with the religious affairs of the Sikhs. The bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha has agreed to hear the issue. Harsh Salve, senior counsel, told the court that the situation is serious as the Sikhs from Punjab and Haryana are competing to take control and charge of the gurudwaras in the state.

60,000 people return home in Bihar as flood threat abates

More than 60,000 people have returned to their homes after the flood threat has subsided. They were evacuated last week due to a flood threat in the Kosi river of Bihar. According to an official of the state disaster management department, Anirudh Kumar, the state government has asked the people to return to their homes. He also added that there were around 6000-7000 people who lived in the relief camps in Madhepur, Supaul and Saharsa districts of Kosi region.

Rs. 11,200cr share buyback received by Infosys after ex-CFOs demand

T. V. Mohandas Pai, D. N. Prahlad and V. Balakrishnan, former top executive of Infosys have asked the firm to buyback its shares amounting to Rs. 11,200 crore, stating that it could help the firm to check the imbalance of information among the investors and management. The executives have written a letter to the board of the company emphasising on the need to declare the buyback programme which will show confidence between the business model and the management.

The Dhoti Bill introduced in Tamil Nadu assembly

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa introduced the Dhoti Bill today in the Tamil Nadu assembly. Jaya had earlier assured legislation against the “sartorial despotism” after a club in Chennai refused entry to a judge because he was wearing a dhoti. According to the Bill, a person will be sent to jail for a year with a fine of Rs. 25,000 if he bars people to enter clubs if they are wearing dhotis. However, the Bill is expected to face hurdles to become a law in the state. 

Website to be launched for doctors to communicate in Bengali

A website will be launched on 16 August to reduce the barriers of language in West Bengal which create hindrance to the doctors to communicate the medical terminology and explain diagnosis to the patients in Bengali language. The site www.bangla.net.in will be used as a tool for doctors who belong to other states and work in Bengal. This tool will help them improve their basic knowledge and serve the patients efficiently.

Congress seeks discussion on communal violence, Lok Sabha adjourned

The Lok Sabha witnessed screaming scenes as the Opposition led by Congress created a rumpus while demanding for a debate over the incidents of communal riots in Uttar Pradesh and the current UPSC row. The Congress MPs led by Rahul Gandhi raised slogans demanding introduction of bill against communal riots. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that his party members are not allowed to speak in the Parliament and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha favours the ruling party.

    

Smita Talwalkar, the Marathi Actress Dies

Veteran actress-director of Marathi cinema Smita Talwalkar, has died of cancer last night in Mumbai. She was a winner of two National Film Awards for films Kalat Nakalat and Tithe Mee as producer. She was also one of the directors of major chain of health clubs in India, Talwalkars. She was a producer of six movies and 25 television soaps and ran an acting school,Asmita Chitra Academy.

Air India to bring back stranded Indians from Libya

Air India has deployed a special airplane to Tunisia to bring back stranded Indians in Libya. As per reports, a Boeing 777LR, Flight AI-161 which has a capacity of 238 has left for Djerba. It is expected that the flight will return to New Delhi from Djerba at around 1 am on Thursday. This is the second rescue operation carried out by the airlines. India is sending such special flights to Iraq and Libya on regular basis.

Pran, the creator of Chacha Chaudhary dies

Creator of the iconic comic character Chacha Chaudhary, Prem Kumar Sharma died at the age of 75. He was suffering from cancer and died at 9.30 pm last night. He had created popular comic characters like Sabu, Billoo, Pinki, Shrimatiji and Chacha Chaudhary. His cremation will be done at 2.30 pm today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned his death saying that he was a versatile cartoonist who had given a smile on the faces of people with his work.

SAP Labs India gets a new MD

Dilip Kumar Khandelwal has been appointed as the new Managing Director of SAP Labs India, which is German company's third-largest R&D center worldwide. The ex-MD, Anirban Dey resigned in June citing personal reasons. The company has issued a release saying Khandelwal has been associated with the company for last 13 years and will take up the new charge along with his present role of Senior Vice President and Head of Suite Engineering at SAP.