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Major News and Events of 12 July 2013

What Happened on 12 July 2013


Girl gang-raped, set on fire by 6 in Etawah

A young girl was gang-raped and then set on fire by six men in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. This is the home town of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The girl who hails from Jesarmau village is now fighting life’s battle life at a hospital at Saifai as she has 90% burns. The girl has given statement to the police that her lover along with other five men raped her and then kerosene was poured on her and she was set ablaze.

The police are trying to capture the offenders. The girl was supposed to marry her lover but it was not possible when money was put as a precondition for the wedding. Then relation between the two families was strained. The girl wanted to resolve the tension and so had called the man to sort out things but he along with his friends raped her.

NDMA to give status report of the rescue operation in Uttarakhand

The apex court bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik asked NDMA to submit an affidavit of the status of the rescue operation in Uttarakhand in two weeks. The state government apprised the court that evacuation of the stranded pilgrims in different parts of the state has been completed.

On July 26, the matter will be heard again. The court responded to the PIL by lawyer Ajay Bansal, where Supreme Court's intervention was requested for directing the centre and the state government for rescue operation of the stranded people in the flood-hit zones in Uttarakhand. Supreme Court had earlier asked the authorities to rescue the people, ensure food and drinking water for them and also to press in enough helicopters for rescue operations.

India lifts the Celkon Cup

India, which started the tri-series with two consecutive defeats, finally brought the Celkon Cup home. India defeated Sri Lanka by only a wicket to be winners at the tri-nation series cricket final which was held at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain.

India winning the toss elected to field and Sri Lanka batting first could only compile for 201 in 48.5 overs and were bowled out. India made 203 for nine in 49.4 overs with skipper Dhoni leading his team to victory by playing a match-winning innings. He remained not out at 45. He got good support from Rohit Sharma, who struck five fours and a six, in his solid knock of 58 off 89 balls. Then there was Raina who made 32 off 27 balls.

In first quarter Infosys posts 3.7% growth

Infosys led by Narayana Murthy has registered a 3.7% increase in net profit for the April-June quarter as against that recorded in the same period a year ago. Net profit of Infosys was Rs 2,374 crore compared to Rs 2,289 crore last year.

The consolidated revenue was Rs 11,267 crore that was 17.2% growth on yearly basis whereas growth on quarterly basis was 7.8%. The company has announced hike in compensation which will result in reduction in margins in the next quarters. Since Murthy was welcomed back in the firm in June, this is the first time the earnings report has come. Earlier, the company had posted less profits and toned down growth in the company.

Hrithik discharged from the hospital

Hrithik Roshan was discharged from the Hinduja Hospital. He had a brain surgery which was to remove a clot. His father, Rakesh Roshan, was there with him when he came out. The actor has been advised complete rest for one month.

Hrithik stated he was fine as he posed for the cameras outside the hospital. He had the surgery on Sunday. Hrithik experienced a head injury during the shooting of Bang Bang in Bangkok. Many celebrities visited the actor when he was in the hospital.

Tripura to have an IIT

Now Tripura will have an IIT which will be established at a cost of Rs.128 crore next year. This would be initiate development in the domestic IT market.

The institute will be come up in Bodhjungnagar which is the biggest industrial hub in North East India. This is at a distance of 25 km from Agartala. This is the first time North East will have an IIT which will be functional in 2014-15 academic year. ONGC, NEEPCO and another private organization will also partner for this.