Major News and Events of 19 September 2013
What Happened on 19 September 2013
Children trained to plant bombs by the Maoist guerrillas
Sensex sees a gain of 684.48 points
Sindhu out of Japan Open
Salman Khan to be on sets of Koffee with Karan
BBM for Android and iOS to launch this weekend
Babu Lal Nagar, Minister of State for Dairy and Rural Industries in Rajasthan stepped down two days later after a woman complained against him and charged him of raping her. An FIR was submitted at the Sodala police station was filed against Nagar. Nagar stated that he was resigning on moral grounds and has submitted his resignation letter to the chief minister. He also added that his resignation would ensure a fair and free investigation in the case. He dismissed the charges and specified that his name has been used with an ulterior motive as a part of a conspiracy. He said his house was full of people on 11th September, the day when the woman has said he raped her. The 35 year old woman had first approached the court which directed the police to file her complaint.
Maoist guerrillas are actively engaged in spreading terror in the most viscous way and so they have now engaged in providing training to children in Jharkhand. They teach the kids how to plant bombs. A 10 year old boy, Pardeshi Lohra died while learning how to plant the bombs. He was part of the eight children group who were kidnapped by the Maoists for the training. Out of these some children were able to escape. As per a police officer engaged in anti-Maoist operations forming an army of children was not something which had not happened before as far as Maoists in Jharkhand are concerned. Earlier the children were used for gathering information regarding the movement of the police which has now changed in utilizing them for planting bombs. This has acted as a deterrent and many children are now not going to schools out of fear of getting abducted by the Maoists. 18 out of 24 of districts in Jharkhand are Maoist infested.
The Sensex ended with a gain of 684.48 points and closed at 20,647. This was spurred by gains in banking stocks when markets got into the buoyant mood with the declaration of no cut in its asset-buying programme by the US. NSE ended 4.1% higher which was its highest since May 22, 2013, while the BSE increased by 3.9%, reaching the highest since November 11, 2010. In the intraday trade Sensex increased to a high of 20,739.69 points and a low of 20,347.30 points. The bank index in NSE got a gain of 7.2% riding on expectation of some relaxation by the RBI in its policy review on Friday. ICICI Bank Ltd got a gain of 6.5%, HDFC Bank Ltd 5.7% while the Yes Bank Ltd secured 23.2%. There were more reasons to be happy today with the rupee reaching its highest in a month at 61.70 to a dollar.
Japan Open proved today to be disappointing for Sindhu. With her poor performance she was beaten in straight games in flat 32 minutes crashing all her hopes. She lost to Akane Yamaguchi 21-6, 21-17 who went ahead to the quarterfinals of the women’s singles. Jayaram faced a tough battle in men’s singles against Japan’s Yuichi Ikeda but went on to win three games in a match which prolonged for 55 minute. The match which Jayaram won 21-13, 11-21, 21-18 was his first against Ikeda. K. Srikanth won over local Kazuteru Kozai 21-12, 21-16 in half an hour. He also played against Kozai for the very first time and will now face World No.5 Kenichi Tago seeded 7th in their first encounter. Prannoy who had got a silver at the Youth Olympics beat World No.6 Jan O Jorgensen in three difficult games and in 53 minutes won the match 21-14, 13-21, 21-17. India had to face disappointment in men's doubles too when Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy, were defeated by Zihan Qiu and Xiaolong Liu of China.
Karan Johar will not call his close friend Shah Rukh Khan in his show Koffee with Karan but arch rival Salman Khan will be the guest. What is interesting enough is that the show will kick start in December 2013 but the speculations have started from now. The popular talk show has seen celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee among others baring their hearts. Salman Khan and Karan Johar met on the sets of Jhalak Dikhla Ja where Karan invited him though people would have wanted Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan coming together.
Science and Technology
The BBM for Android will be released on September 21 for Android and September 22 for iOS. BBM for Android devices will be there for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean platforms while for iPhones it can be downloaded on iOS 6 and iOS 7. It is yet not clear whether BlackBerry was waiting for iOS to release. It is to be noted here that there was a lot of hype surrounding the launch date, and they were close by a day as predicted. What still remains to be seen whether this gets popularity on other devices.