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Major News and Events of 06 March 2014

What Happened on 06 March 2014


Arrested AAP supporters get bail

Delhi Police registered an FIR at Parliament Street Police Station on Wednesday against fourteen AAP supporters who were then arrested for creating quarrel outside the headquarters of the BJP between the supporters of the two parties. This incident injured 28 people including 10 BJP and 13 AAP supporters. Delhi Court has now granted bail to these fourteen supporters. Name of Ashutosh and Shazia Ilmi were among the AAP protestors whose names were included in the FIR. According to the sources charges registered against them were not allowing police servant to perform his duty, rioting and damaging public property. Initially 33 people were kept in custody by the police but later on 14 were arrested and others were set free. Police has even called the protest by the AAP supporters entirely illegal as they have not taken prior permission for the same. Not only this but police has also made the video of the entre event and as per police more arrests are possible. The clashes happened between the AAP supporters and the BJP activists outside the BJP headquarters in Lucknow and Delhi. This occurred soon after the incidence at Gujarat in which Arvind Kejriwal’s car was damaged. Arvind Kejriwal however favored the AAP supporters and said that they were attacked by the BJP activists. He apologized for some AAP workers for pelting stones. He added that his entourage in Gujarat was attacked by the BJP workers who broke glass panes of his car. 

Case against sixty Kashmiri students for cheering for Pakistan Cricket team

They supported Pakistan cricket team in a match against India and now facing the trouble. Near about 60 Kashmiri students supported Pakistan cricket team in the Asia Cup played against India and were expelled for three days from the hostel at Swami Vivekananda Subharti University, Meerut. The entire matter was taken up by the district authorities who ordered a magisterial inquiry. Speaking on the incident, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah criticized the action against the students. He said that this is an “unacceptably harsh punishment” which will mess up their future. He said that he will talk to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav on this matter to drop the charges. The whole incident occurred on Sunday when these 60 Kashmiri students cheered for Pakistan Cricket team playing against India in the Asia Cup. The complaint was submitted by the University Chancellor PK Garg and police has booked the students under section 124 A (sedition), 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups) and 427 (mischief) of IPC. According to the Additional District Magistrate (Meerut) Satish Kumar Dubey, a magisterial inquiry has been ordered by District Magistrate Pankaj Yadav and the case has been given to Additional City Magistrate Rambharta Tewari.

Nokia is likely to launch Android smartphones in India

Nokia on March 10 is going to announce the official launch of its Android smartphone in India at a media event. The Nokia X will be available from March 15 at the cost of Rs 8,500. The last month at the Mobile World Congress Nokia has already announced its three smartphones in X series including X, X+ and XL. Nokia X and X+ have a big screen of four inch (800x480 pixel resolution) whereas the screen size of Nokia XL is five inch. Nokia X has 512MB of RAM whereas for XL it is 768MB. Both the smartphones have an inbuilt storage capacity of 4GB. User can use additional micro SD card to increase the capacity to 32GB. But if you are looking for a better camera in phone then you will be disappointed as the smartphone has 3-megapixel camera and no front facing camera. Battery backup is good with 1500 mAH battery and talk time of about 13 hours on 2G. Outlook, Skype and OneDrive are the other features available to the users in Nokia’s Android smartphones in X series.

Bureaucratic hurdles and issues related to taxes not allowing Formula One in the country

Jaypee Sports International Ltd. (JPSI) the organisers of the Formula One race in India are positive that F1 race will happen in India in 2015 but Bernie from Formula One has made it clear that the race will not occur in India the next year. Bureaucratic obstacles are not allowing the Formula One Race to enter into the country in 2014 but officially some logistic reasons are given for the same. It was quoted that India won’t be the choice for the next year’s race and it may come in 2016 if the bureaucracy with the tax position and the common finance of the country will change. (JPSI) CEO and MD Sameer Gaur said that they will put all sorts of efforts to get back the race. They will talk to the Formula One Management to sort out the things. For the race five years contract was signed by the organizers at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida and the first race took place in October 2011. Bernie added that teams had to put great efforts to get equipments in India for the race in 2011 because of bureaucratic hurdles and issues related to taxes. For Indian government Formula One is not a sport.

Ashok Parnami is a new president of Rajasthan BJP

MLA from Adarsh Nagar assembly constituency Ashok Parnami took the charge as Rajasthan BJP president. The charge was given to him by Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje. She gave the command to Parnami in a function organized at the office of the party. In his speech Parnami showed confidence that BJP would take all 25 seats under the able leadership of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Vasundhra Raje also showed confidence in Parnami and his work. She said that he has the abilities and influence on the workers at village as well as booth level. Raje further added that the present president would definitely demonstrate his determination in the coming Lok Sabha elections. Apart from Vasundhra Raje there were many senior leaders and party workers to congratulate and greet him.

Deliberate delay in OBC reservation by Punjab government led by SAD-BJP - Amarinder Singh

All India Jat Maha Sabha President Amarinder Singh criticized the Punjab government of the SAD-BJP for intentionally delaying the matter of declaring Jats and Jat Sikhs as backward classes. He promised to present the clear picture of the government in the Lok Sabha elections.  Amarinder Singh also blamed the government for announcing the Jats as BC just a day before the announcement of the elections. He said that state government has done this in hurry but the matter cannot be notified. He said that in spite of his writings to the Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal the government overlooked the issue. Declaring Jat Sinkhs BC in the state list would make them eligible for the central OBC list. He said that if the government would have taken this decision earlier then the Jat Sikhs would have reap the benefits of the central services. He openly blamed Badal for the unnecessary delay. In the nine states of India, Jats have been granted the status of Other Backward Class (OBC) by the Union Cabinet. Those people can avail the benefits like quota in the central government jobs and education institutions.