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Major News and Events of 10 August 2013

What Happened on 10 August 2013


Fake documents used for acquisition of land by Vadra: Khemka

 

Ashok Khemka, the senior IAS officer of Haryana has informed the state government that Robert Vadra made false documents and carried on a series of false transactions in the name of sale of land of 3.5 acre area to DLF for Rs. 58 crore. A 100-page report, furnished in May to the state government, specifies Mr Vadra utilized false registration documents for the land in Gurgaon in Shikohpur village. Also Vadra's company, Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited, did not pay Rs. 7.5 crore as was specified in the land registration certificate. Khemka had an eminent position in the Haryana's Land Records department till last year. He was transferred when he rejected Vadra's deal with DLF and announced a probe to find out if property belonging to Vadra were land sold at large discounts. Incidentally his transfer came three days after he ordered the inquiry. Vadra as per allegations had got favorable deals from the Haryana government. Khemka's report state that the Haryana government in haste assigned the commercial colony license to Mr Vadra.

Curfew continues in Kishtwar, two dead in clashes

Indefinite curfew reached the second day in Jammu’s Kishtwar town where casualty reached two in communal clashes. One of the person’s body who was allegedly set on fire was discovered from Chowgam ground on Friday night. As many as 60 people have been injured. Apart from that another person died of injuries in the hospital. The people who have been injured out of them two are in critical condition. The clashes started on Eid day,and army was called when police was unable to control the situation. Army also did a flag march on Friday at 730pm. In the arson as many as 80 shops, an oil tanker, petrol pump, police vehicles, fire fighting vehicles among others were set ablaze. The state government has declared an ex-gratia relief of Rs.5 lakh for the family of the dead.

Ratnakar Bank to acquire units of RBS

Ratnakar Bank has acquired units of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) that is its Indian retail business. This is subject to approval by the regulatory authorities. With this Ratnakar Bank will have ownership over business banking, mortgage business as well as credit cards of RBS in India. This is going to enhance the base of deposits both current and savings of Ratnakar Bank. The Ratnakar bank will also absorb the employees of RBS. There are 1.2 lakh customer and RBS will be duly informing them of the change and process to follow. RBS will though have a retail presence in 10 places namely Kolkata, Delhi,Gurgaon, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Noida, Hyderabad, Vadodara and Pune. In no way this deal will impact the corporate and institutional business or the personal banking businesses of RBS in India.

No Aishwarya in "Ram Leela": Bhansali

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has put curtains to all the rumors of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan doing an item song in “Ram Leela’. Bhansali stated that earlier it was said Sonakshi Sinha will do the song, then Madhuri’s name came up and now Aishwarya. All these are rumors with not an iota of truth in them. Aishwarya has earlier done “Devdas” and “Guzaaraish” with Bhansali and people were eager to see the much missed actor on the screen but it seems the wait would be longer as she is more engrossed at the moment to give quality time to her daughter rather than doing item numbers for films.

PV Sindhu first women to reach semis in BWF

 

PV Sindhu has written her name in the history books when she became the first Indian woman singles player who will get a medal at the World Badminton Championships. Sindhu has reached the semis of Badminton World Federation Championship even though Saina Nehwal has left in the quarterfinal stage. In the semifinals she will face Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon. Now she will match Prakash Padukone's achievement (1983) of grabbing a singles bronze. This will be country’s second successive medal at the BWF which is held twice a year. Earlier Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won bronze in women's doubles in 2011.This was the first time 10th seed Sindhu was playing in the World Championships, she won the match 21-18 21-16 win against 6th seed, Shixian Wang of China, who was also a former World No.1.

Malware found in 25000 Android devices

Dr Web, security software developer it has discovered malware on Google Play, the app store of Google for Android devices. The malware is said to delete the account of the subscribers by sending SMS and has affected 11,000 to 25,000 devices. These devices have Android.SmsSend Trojans installed on them which sends SMS to the accounts and adversely affects it. What is more they are in garb of audio and video players from a developer in Vietnam, AppStoreJsc. These apps have an APK file which does the damage.