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Major News and Events of 12 January 2013

What Happened on 12 January 2013


Hockey India League receives twin blows

Delhi Waveriders' legendary Dutch drag-flicker Taeke Taekema was ruled out of the Hockey India League (HIL) with a back injury.He was bought for Rs.13.6 lakh by the Delhi-franchise for the league starting January 14. Ajitpal Singh, the chief adviser of Delhi Waveriders termed it was a big loss but there were enough replacements. He also said it was a big loss for the team as Taekema is one of the best penalty corner specialists in the world. But Ajitpal Singh stated that the team is a balanced side and so his absence won't matter much. Regarding the Pakistani players Mohammad Rizwan Sr and Mohammad Rizwan Jr, Ajitpal, the franchise will follow wait-and-watch policy as the news came in that the nine Pakistani players have been called to the Indian High Commission in Pakistan. Visas for the nine Pakistani players has been deferred after there was killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani armed forces.

SRK feels India should take tough stand against the killings of the Indian soldier

Responding to the reports about the barbaric killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistani troops at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir actor Shah Rukh Khan stated that he was sad about this and India should take a tough stand. He said, "Things like country, politics, sports, war, border should be kept different... (he recalled that his earlier remarks on sports had raised a controversy) In a country so volatile, where the youth demand a hard stand... which is a good thing in a democracy. I don't want to participate in anything of which we both don't have knowledge. I think you and I should be looking at methods to end this strife at the border." He also said that he was watching TV, where people were saying "haan sabak sikha denge" (let's teach them a lesson). That he said was totally wrong. It was tragic that soldiers died for unnecessary reasons and that we should take hard stand.

Now Panasonic offers a tablet with a 20 inch screen

CES 2013 buzzword has been the 4K resolution (four times HD). There are not only 4K TVs and cameras, now there is a 4K tablet. Panasonic’s tablet has a 4K display. It is a 20-inch device and the surprising fact is that it is still called a tablet. The display is positioned for the photographers, designers and architects. This is why a stylus is also provided with the tablet. Though portability is a factor but it is much smaller than Lenovo’s 27-inch Table PC.