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Major News and Events of 06 October 2013

What Happened on 06 October 2013


Lalu won't be able to appeal due to Durga Puja Holidays

 

Lalu Prasad Yadav won't be be able to appeal in the higher court as Jharkhand High Court has declared holidays for Durga Puja and would reopen on October 16. Lalu is in judicial custody now and his counsel stated they got the 640 pages judgment on Thursday evening and this had no time to prepare the appeal. Another appeal for his bail application will also be submitted. His counsel is confident that Lalu will be able to get bail.Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra is admitted to Rajendra Institute of Medical Science. He was admitted after 4 years jail term was announced for him by the court. He was earlier suffered brain stroke and was undergoing treatment at Medanta. There are talks of a medical board to be formed to decide whether he can be shifted to Birsa Munda Central Jail or taken to another hospital for better treatment. 

Reports of infiltration baseless: Pakistan's High Commissioner, Salman Bashir

Salman Bashir,Pakistan's High Commissioner to India has termed the reports by media about the infiltration and incursion along the LoC as baseless. He also stated that media was unnecessarily creating sensationalism and that was not the way it is done in a civilized society but the two neighbors should enter into a dialogue and try to resolve the concerns of each other. He also said Pakistan was willing for talks on all the sensitive issue and wanted peace along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. He stated that Indian media was over emphasizing on the Karen sector. He also asked then from where did the terrorists who targeted the Pakistani army, the ISI and the civilians got funds? Bashir added there were concerns at both the sides and the best way is to enter into a dialogue and sort it out. Bashir is on a two day tour to India and has come to Hyderabad.

Air India won't be privatized: Ajit Singh

Air India won’t be privatized but will have to perform to sustain this was stated by Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh. He did a U turn from the statement he made on Saturday when he had specified that privatization was one of the options as the Rs. 32,000-crore bailout for the carrier in the present economic situation seemed unsustainable. But now he has said this bailout government will do but after this no money will be given and Air India will have to look for itself. Complacency in no way can be allowed as there was a tough competition from new airlines. The management and the employees have to do well to sustain the airlines. The minister changed his stance amid pressure from the Opposition parties as it was said he was selling a public asset without introducing a civil aviation policy.

Mumbai Indians lift the CLT20 title

 

Two legends in cricket, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid came for last time face to face in the Champions League Twenty20 in a match which was played between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. The match was won by Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs at the finals of the Champions League Twenty20 title. Given a score of 203 to make by the Mumbai Indians, Royals could make only 169 in 18.5 overs. Mumbai Indians had won the CLT20 in 2011 as well.Mumbai Indians reached one of the two finals of the Champions League Twenty20 when they toppled Trinidad and Tobago in the semifinal played at Ferozeshah Kotla. Mumbai Indians chased the target of 154 and reached it at the fall of 4 wickets and with five balls to spare. The highlight of the match was of course the 90 runs partnership between Sachin Tendulkar who made 35 and Dwayne Smith who scored 59 runs. Tendulkar was in his elements and the packed stadium erupted when he reached 50000 runs in all the forms of the game as he made 26. He hereby became the first Asian cricketer to do so and is the 16th batsman to do so worldwide. Trinidad and Tobago made 153 runs in 20 overs.

Shah Rukh Khan's speech copied from J K Rowling's speech

Shah Rukh Khan would not have liked this day to come but it has. He spoke at AIMA or theAll India Management Association in September about his early days of struggle and what lessons it provided him. Nothing wrong in that, but only the fact that his speech had words taken from JK Rowling's, the British author’s speech which she delivered in 2008 at Harvard. There were portions lifted from that speech and this was brought to notice by a Social Media Consultant based at Bangalore in her blog. The speech had one or two words tweaked and the entire sentences were copied. As per some media reports Shah Rukh Khan had at the onset of the speech stated that it was a recycled speech and he used it often. There are no reports though that he gave credit to anyone though his digital strategist has said it was done. 

Disastrous effect will be there if earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale hits the Himalayan belt

 

The National Disaster Management Authority has issued a statement where it has specified that as many as 8 lakh people will die if an earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale occurred in the states between Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh. This zone is highly active seismic belt. In 53 years that is from 1897-1950 four major earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale hit this region which were Shillong in 1897, Kangra in 1905, Bihar-Nepal in 1934 and Assam in 1950. There was no earthquake of that high intensity after that but studies point out enough tension has built up to cause a magnitude of 8 or larger earthquakes in this stretch. No one can say when this will occur and at which place but disaster preparedness is needed. Keeping this in mind NDMA has launched a project in which scientifically developed earthquake scene is launched and its impact and analysis is thereby studied.