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Major News and Events of 15 June 2013

What Happened on 15 June 2013


India defeat Pakistan by 8 wickets

India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in the Champions trophy. Winning the toss India elected to bat and bundled Pakistan for  165 runs. As per the Duck and Lewis Method India's target as revised to 168 runs but then rains interrupted the play and it was finally a 22-over game with 102 required to win which India won comfortably. India having won the Group B match had this match only to sustain the momentum. The match was a one-sided one with the tilt of course in India's direction. 

Saina fails to reach the finals of Indonesia Open

Saina Nehwal was not able to reach the finals at the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton. This would have been her 5th appearance at the finals. She was defeated by her arch-rival Juliane Schenk of Germany in a match which continued for 51 minutes. Saina, the world no. 2, went down 21-12, 13-21 and 14-21 to the 4th seed Juliane at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Indonesia.

BJP and JD-U headed for a split

The relation between BJP and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was strained when the BJP announced that Nitish should resign if Bihar's ruling coalition breaks down. It is being said that people elected the NDA as the government in 2010 so technically NItish should not be continuing as a chief minister if BJP and JD-U separated and look for fresh elections.

On the other hand, JD-U has been stating that it is being forced to withdraw from the alliance as BJP is not clarifying Modi’s role. Modi was also termed as an arrogant leader who does not have the capability to lead everyone together. The NCP has stated it would welcome JD(U)'s separation from BJP and would be happy if it joined the secular forces.

Bangalore second in crime cases in the country

Bangalore cannot be viewed as a cool city given the crime rate in the city. The report formulated by National Crime Records Bureau states it holds the second position in the cities which are prone to crime. In fact, it has the highest number of robbery and dacoity cases and is second in the list of cases registered for rape murder and kidnapping.

Bangalore saw 670 robberies last year that was more than Delhi’s 522 cases and experienced 37 dacoity cases. 266 murders happened in Bangalore whereas in Delhi it was 408. As many as 532 cases of kidnapping were registered compared to Delhi’s 3,274.

The city police though states it is the safest city to reside in India. It has explanations that snatching cases have been registered as robbery, missing children cases were reported as kidnapping cases to escalate the situation. Regarding the murder cases, there were many incidents which included dowry deaths and killing for personal revenge. All said and done, these statistics are going to tarnish the image of the city.

3 years needed to bring Infosys on track: Narayana Murthy

Narayana Murthy has stated that at least three years will be needed to bring Infosys on track even though there will be a fully dedicated and quality team to deal with the reconstruction of the company.

He also said that some tough decisions have to be taken in the process, which is going to be painful. Infosys will be opting for outsourced projects which are revenue grossing.

Infosys has been having a tough time in the past two years when TCS and HCL Technologies captured the market shares and its clients were slashing their expenditure. A salary increase has been announced for those employees who fit the bill.

"Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani" to be promoted in Russia

As Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani has reached the Rs 100 crore club and is grossing revenue in Russia, Ranbir Kapoor will be visiting the country to target the overseas promotion and market the film there.

The actor will be there for three days. Ayan Mukherjee has directed YJHD. For Ranbir, visiting Russia is special as his grandfather’s movies like Awara, Mera Naam Joker, Shree 420 all were very popular there and people viewed his movies as a source of hope.

Last telegram to be sent on July 15

The last telegram will be sent on July 15 thus ending the telegraph service which spanned for 160 years.

It started in 1850 when telegram was sent between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour. 6,400km of telegraph lines connected Calcutta, Peshawar, Mumbai, Chennai, Ooty and Bangalore by November 1853.

The reason for stopping this service is that now telegram is very rarely used as emails and SMS have taken over. The rates of telegram were modified after 60 years in 2011— from 3 per 50 words to 27 per 50 words.