Major News and Events of 10 October 2014
What Happened on 10 October 2014
Rajnath Singh said BJP-Shiv Sena Split Wouldn't have Happned if Bal Thackeray was Still Alive
HudHud to hit Andhra-Odisha Coastal Belt in 24 Hours
Badaun Rape and Murder Case Gets Murkier
Microsoft CEO Apologies for his Remarks on Women
On Social Media Sentiment Metrics Snapdeal overtakes Flipkart
On Transfer Pricing Tax Case Bombay High Court delivers Verdict in Favour of Vodafone
2 License Approvals on Transfer of Technology
Rajeev Shukla Remains in the Advisory Board of Hero Hockey India League
Firing from Pakistan Declined Sharply
Sunanda Pushkar's Death Caused Due to Poisoning
Burdwan Blast - Terror Case Handed Over to NIA
While answering Annual Leadership Summit of the US-India Business Council, officials of the US government have said that there is no doubt that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the USA is a huge success. However, this success will bear fruit only when policies creating conducive environment for investments are implemented in India.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has stirred hornest’s nest before the October 15 Maharashtra assembly election by saying that split between BJP and Shiv Sena wouldn’t have happened if Balasaheb Thackeray was alive. He indirectly blamed the current leadership of Uddhav Thackeray for the split of 25 years long alliance. He also said that Maharashtra needs grand change of guard in the assembly.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that his government is monitoring progression of HudHud cyclonic storm closely and alerted that it is expected to hit coastal belt of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in the coming 24 hours. He also spoke to the Chief Ministers of Orissa, Telengana, and Andhra Pradesh and took stock of the situation along with respective states’ preparedness.
Infamous Badaun rape and murder case that stirred the conscience of average India in the past is becoming murkier. Parents of the deceased sisters have admitted before CBI officials that they had falsely alleged against 5 people, who were earlier arrested. Now, CBI has started investigation on the reasons why Baburam alias Nazru, the main witness and uncle of the deceased girls, made up the false story.
Satya Nadella, the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, found himself in a soup as negative reactions poured in through Twitter regarding one of his comments where he said that women employees who don’t ask for a raise from their employers would be duly recognised for their good work in the long run. He made this comment with Microsoft board member and President of Harvey Mudd College, Maria M. Klawe,Phoenix’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Microsoft CEO has apologised for his comment.
A social media analysis report (TeamPumpkin report) suggests that on the day of Flipkart’s Big Billion Day Sale events, Snapdeal got more positive mentions across popular social media platforms than Flipkart. On the same day of Flipkart’s mega sale offer, Snapdeal also offered great offers. The report says that the marketing approach of Snapdeal was more subtle.
Vodafone got relief from paying taxes in a transfer pricing case from Bombay High Court. The honourable court observed that it is quite logical that there will be no payment of taxes in case of zero income. This verdict is a set back for income tax authorities because they were eyeing to collect taxes amounting to Rs 3,200 crore from outsourcing unit of Vodafone in Pune.
Science and Technology
The US in an unprecedented move not only allocated US$ 20 million for Indo-US strategic partnership but also approved two licenses on technology transfer to India that were earlier stalled due to various reasons. A top Pentagon official made this announcement at US-India Business Council. It needs special mention that the decision on approval was done before Narendra Modi's US visit.
Rajeev Shukla, BCCI official and Former Union Minister, will remain as Hero Hockey India League's member in advisory board. Shukla is Indian Premier League’s Chairman too. From January 22, Hero Hockey India League will start.
After strong reaction from Indian side, unprovoked firing and shelling by Pakistan Rangers along 200 kms of international borders declined sharply. It is reported that from retaliatory firing of Indian forces, around twenty thousand people near Pakistan borders were displaced. This week 8 people were killed and more than sixty Indians injured from Pakistani shelling and firing. Analysts believe Pakistan did this to raise Kashmir issue to international platform.
Probe team of All India Institute of Medical Sciences has claimed that from Sunanda Pushkar’s, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife, dead body traces of poison were found. Doctors of AIIMS are referring this report to reaffirm their report, given just after Pushkar’s unnatural death. However, Delhi Police still regards this case inconclusive.
IED Blast in West Bengal’s Burdwan district has been handed over to National Investigation Agency as reports surfaced that WB Police had destroyed related evidences to the case. K N Tripathi, West Bengal Governor, has said that he is now quite confident that the central agency will be able to unravel the truth. Official sources said that international ramifications of the case prompted centre to hand it over to the central agency from CID.