Major News and Events of 12 September 2013
What Happened on 12 September 2013
Kolkata school girl dies two weeks after she was ragged
Petrol price may come down by Rs. 1.50/litre but diesel and LPG prices may increase
Kashyap rises to 13th spot, Saina and Sindhu remain at 4th and 10th spots
Salman states he would beat Shah Rukh's record
BlackBerry 9720 in India
A notice has been issued by the Supreme Court to the centre and the Uttar Pradesh government. There were two petitions one submitted by the Supreme Court Bar Association and another by Mohammad Haroon and eight residents of Muzaffarnagar. These seek a CBI investigation into the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar that led to a loss of 38 lives and also ask for immediate relief to the people in the town. The Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam issued notice on these petitions and it was stated that the court will not comment on the plea which asked for directing the central government to exercise its responsibility under Article 355 of the Constitution. The center and the state government were also asked to provide information to the court about the measures taken to help the people who were stranded in Muzaffarnagar without food and water. The court also demanded details about whether relief camps have been started and psychological help was provided to the victims.
In a school in Dum Dum, Kolkata an 11 year old girl died after a ragging incident where the seniors have locked her in the school toilet for hours after she was unable to pay Rs 100 demanded by them. The girl slipped into depression after this incident,and a psychiatrist was consulted who gave her an injection. After that she got unconscious and was admitted to the hospital where she died. The school’s principal has stated that she was not aware of the incident or else would have found out who did the ragging. Angry protests ensued after the girl’s death where students’ parents got into the school and damaged its property and demanded action against the school authorities. Complaint has been lodged by the girl’s parents against the senior students and school authorities.
Petrol prices may be slashed by Rs. 1 to 1.50 per litre in the next week riding on reduced international oil rates and rupee gaining. Though hike for one time in diesel and LPG rates as well may be in the offing. It has been stated that due to increased burden of subsidy this rise was inevitable which has increased to Rs. 20,000 crore in the past two months due to declining value of the rupee that made imports expensive. It had an impact on the fiscal deficit which cannot be stretched further so the increase in diesel and LPG prices may be there as further increase in the deficit may lead to rupee’s decline which would mean decline in credit ratings as well. It was also stated that the increase beyond 50 paise will be done only after considering all the factors. Petrol prices will be reduced either on 15th September or 16th September. All this information was provided by Oil Secretary Vivek Rae.
Parupalli Kashyap climbed a position to be the 13th spot of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings which was declared on Thursday. Apart from him the other shuttlers in the male category who are in top 25 are R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, at No.20 which he maintained, and Ajay Jayaram, improved his position by one slot to 23. Saina Nehwal remains at No.4 and P.V. Sindhu who grabbed a bronze at the World Championship maintained her No.10 position. In the doubles that of men’s, women’s and mixed no Indian is there in the top 25. Parupalli Kashyap holds the top rank in men’s single players in India. Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia remained at number one spot in the men’s singles while China’s Li Xuerui was numero uno in the women’s singles category. China’s Li Xuerui holds the number one spot in the women’s singles category.
Their hug created such a flutter but it seems the story has died down. The rivalry or cold war between the two Khans, Shah Rukh and Salman is for keeps it seems. Salman Khan has stated that his next movie will beat the records of Chennai Express. He was stating this at the press conference of Bigg Boss Season 7. He even added that he hugged Shah Rukh during Ramadan as it was a pious month and everyone should do the same. In fact, Salman also said that he would welcome Shah Rukh in his show if he wanted to promote his movie through it.
Science and Technology
BlackBerry has unveiled social BlackBerry 9720 in India, coming with a price tag of Rs 15,990. The phone has the BlackBerry keyboard, 2.8 inches touchscreen as well as a trackpad. The smartphone has BlackBerry 7.1 OS packed with features like swiping to unlock, accessing the camera from the lock screen. It also has BBM key and BBM voice, social apps and the main thing is that BlackBerry Balance technology lets you segregate work and personal stuff. The recent version of BBM can be downloaded from BlackBerry World storefront. The phone will most probably be available from 14th September.