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Major News and Events of 12 April 2013

What Happened on 12 April 2013


SC dismisses 1993 blast convict Bhullar's mercy plea

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea by 1993 Delhi bomb blast accused Devender Pal Singh Bhullar who challenged the rejection of his mercy plea by the president. An apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice S.J. Mukhopadyay stated that the petitioner was unsuccessful to make a case for commuting death sentence to life imprisonment, on grounds of the delay in president's decision on his mercy plea.Capital punishment was given to Bhullar for the 1993 blast at the Youth Congress office in Delhi which killed nine people. The attack was aimed at the then Youth Congress leader M.S. Bitta. Bhullar had filed a mercy petition on January 14, 2003, which was dismissed by the president on May 25, 2011.

Delhi slum fire: Two children dead

Two children died, and five people were injured as a major fire broke out in a huge slum cluster in west Delhi's Narela area on Friday afternoon. In fact four firemen also got minor injuries when an angry mob attacked them.The children who died of burns were Sartaj and Manish, both aged around five.All the injured that includes a 30-year-old woman and a 67-year-old man were taken to the Maharishi Valmiki Hospital, now they are said to be out of danger. The injured persons names are Mohammed Bhoora, Kalawati, t Devi Lal, Mohammed Hasan and Omprakash. A mob armed with stones and sticks attacked fire officials Sandeep, Sukhdev, Rakesh and Jaswant as there was delay in the rescue operation and also vandalised a fire tender. The fire occurred at around 1.35 p.m. in a house at the jhuggi-jhompri colony of Narela and spread in the entire area that housed over 500 shanties.Twenty fire tenders were pressed into service, and it could be controlled only after 4.15 p.m.A case of negligence was registered. The reason of the fire is yet to be known.

Consumer price inflation increased to 10.39 percent

India's consumer price-based inflation stayed at double-digit for the fourth consecutive month in March, spurred by a sharp increase in the prices of protein-based products like pulses, egg, fish and meat as well as vegetables and edible oil. The consumer price-based inflation was at 10.39 percent in March, as compared to 10.91 percent in the previous month. Also this is the sixth consecutive month of increase in the retail inflation analyzed in terms of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The retail inflation was 9.90 percent in November and reached double digits in December when it was registered at 10.56 percent.As per the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), retail inflation was at 10.38 percent for urban areas in March as compared to 10.84 percent in the previous month. The CPI for rural areas was at 10.33 percent in the month under review from 11.01 percent in the previous month.As for the protein-based products, pulses got dearer by 11.38 percent during the month under review. Egg, fish and meat became costlier by 14.36 percent. Vegetables prices increased by 12.16 percent. Cereal prices rose by 17.55 percent year-on-year in March and oil and fats became dearer by 11.72 percent.

Dadasaheb Phalke award for Pran

Pran Krishan Sikand - or Pran as he is popularly known will be awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke award this year. He turned 93 in February this year. In a career of six decades and 400 films he was noted as an arch villain of Bollywood and showed his versatility when he also did roles of a hero and character artist. He was known as a bad guy in a series of films including hits like "Madhumati", "Ziddi" and "Ram Aur Shyam". He was very popular as loveable Mangal Chacha in "Upkar",  as the street-smart fraud in "Victoria No.203", and a kind Pathan in "Zanjeer".

Depressed at not playing regularly in Portugal: Chettri

India football captain Sunil Chettri Friday was not happy with the fact that he was not getting enough chances of playing with Sporting Lisbon B team. That was the reason he returned home on a loan deal with I-League favourites Churchill Brothers. He came back home after spending merely 46 minutes on field with the B team in the Liga de Honra, second division league, during his eight-month-long stay with the Portuguese club. He said it did not reflect well considering the fact that he was a national captain. He said the  first team's players, who were out of form or returned from an injury, got preference since they had to get back to form. He on the other hand was training hard for five days but on the sixth day he had to miss the match.Chettri had a three-year contract which he signed in July last year to be with the Lisbon club till June 2014. Chettri stated he would assess the deal once the I-League completed.

Now you can plan your digital afterlife

Now Google has solution for what happens to a user's data if the person passes away. The user can assign the digital data to another person or opt for deletion of the data. The feature allows users to specify to Google what to do with their Gmail messages and data from several other Google services if the account becomes inactive for any reason. The Inactive Account Manager will give you option to set the limit to have your data deleted - after three, six, nine or 12 months of inactivity - so that your privacy and security is not hampered. Gmail and Google Plus, other services covered include YouTube, Picasa and Blogger. Google Inc stated it will first issue a warning to the users through a secondary email address or a provided phone number before taking any action. The Inactive Account Manager is there in Google account settings.