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Major News and Events of 10 October 2013

What Happened on 10 October 2013


Telangana protests continue, power employees call off strike

The Telangana protests continue but there is a respite that is the Seemandhra electricity employees considering the cyclone threat over the state. NDMA or the National Disaster Management Authority appealed to the power employees to call off the strike.At the same time the police have taken preventive custody of YSR Congress Party chief Jaganmohan Reddy. He was admitted to the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences after that as he was on a five-day fast. Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has given assurance that the Group of Ministers will be presenting the report soon on Telangana. In Vizianagaram town curfew was relaxed for two hours as the situation is gradually turning to normal. On the other hand Digvijaya Singh, Congress general secretary has stated that Congress will not retract on its decision to form Telangana.

Cyclone 'Phailin' advancing towards Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

The deep depression which had formed over east central Bay of Bengal has now transformed into a storm. Cyclone 'Phailin' was to make an impact on Saturday near Gopalpur in Odisha and in north Andhra Pradesh, changed into a severe cyclonic storm and has taken a northwest route lying about 800 km away from Paradip in Odisha. As per the IMD the storm which is positioned 900 km from Visakhapatnam, will develop into a very severe cyclonic storm in a day. It would hit in the evening of October 12, 2013 near Gopalpur in Odisha and the area lying amid Kalingapatnam and Paradip. Tomorrow morning, winds with a speed of 45-55 kmph to 65 kmph are expected to Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh. Wind speed will increase to 175-185 kmph.

Delhi High Court asks BAI to allow Jwala to play

The Delhi high court has directed the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to let Jwala Gutta, India's leading doubles player to play in the tournaments like Denmark Open until and unless the order is not passed by the disciplinary committee. Jwala had appealed in the high court against the life ban on her recommended by the disciplinary committee of the BAI. Detailed order over this will be passed in the later part of the day. Jwala in her petition had stated that BAI’s order violated the principles of justice and had not given her an opportunity to be heard. On the other hand senior advocate Shanti Bhushan, who represents BAI, stated that the decision was right.

Sachin Tendulkar announces his retirement

Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement. In a press statement done through BCCI Tendulkar specified the 200th Test will be his last one. The 200th test may be held in Mumbai against the West Indies, next month. This announcement has ended all the speculations which were there regarding his retirement. Tendulkar had retired from ODIs in December 2012. What worked against him was the fact that his form was not supporting him as he scored a ton in January 2011. Tendulkar has scored 51 Test centuries till now. In 198 Test matches, he compiled 15837 runs at an average of 53.86. He scored 67 fifties and an unbeaten 248 against Bangladesh in Dhaka in December 2004 was his best score. Sachin stated all his life he had been playing cricket and it is hard to think of his days without the game.

Galaxy Round-World's first curved smartphone by Samsung

Samsung launched the first curved screen for a smartphone, Galaxy Round which has a flexible 5.7” HD display. Samsung by unveiling this beat its rival LG which on 7 October 2013 had stated it would begin the mass production of world's first flexible OLED panel. Both the companies have launched the curved television earlier only. Other features of the phone are much the same like Samsung Note like Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage which is expandable, 13MP camera primary camera and a 2MP front camera to name among others.

"Sholay" to release in 3D

“Sholay” the classic Bollywood movie of 1975 will now be released in 3D version. It was earlier scheduled to be released on Amitabh Bachchan's birthday this Friday, but will hit theaters in January 2014 as a "four-week window" was required for the film. Jayantilal Gada is presenting the movie. Three years have been spent on the 3D project. The four weeks are required as the makers don’t want to hurry up things considering the fact it is not a new movie. Ramesh Sippy directed "Sholay", which turned into an iconic film in Indian cinema. The cast included Dharmendra, Amitabh, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Sanjeev Kumar,Jaya Bhaduri and Asrani.