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Major News and Events of 22 April 2013

What Happened on 22 April 2013


Delhi child rape: Second accused in transit remand

The second accused in the Delhi minor rape case has been arrested from the Badhaiya area in Lakhisarai district, Bihar.

The Delhi Police got a three-day transit remand for Pradeep Ram, aged between 20 to 25 years. Pradeep was arrested by the Delhi police with the help of the special task force. He was produced in the court of the chief judicial magistrate in Lakhisarai and was being taken to Patna amid tight security from where he will be taken to Delhi.

The prime accused Manoj Kumar had blamed Pradeep for the brutality on the girl. Manoj also confided that he met Pradeep on a train and they became friends. That day they were drinking and hit upon an idea to find a girl when they saw the 5 year old.

Protests continued in Delhi over the incident. Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters protested outside Delhi Police headquarters and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where the small girl is hospitalised. Members of the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) geared up to march towards parliament asking for amendments to the anti-rape law. Several women's groups and student organisations were jointly organizing a protest at Jantar Mantar.

SC asks for response from Sahara on SEBI's plea

The Supreme Court Monday asked Sahara chief Subrata Roy and two directors of the group's two real estate companies to submit reply to market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India's (SEBI) plea asking them to be put under civil detention.

SEBI has put charges on them of failing to carry out the apex court's direction to refund Rs. 24,000 crore to investors, which was collected optionally under fully convertible debenture, and sought civil detention for them.

The apex court bench led by Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan also asked for response on SEBI's plea seeking direction that they be ordered to deposit their passports to the secretary general of the Supreme Court. May 2 has been set aside for the listing of the matter, the apex court has asked Subrata Roy and the two directors to file their reply to SEBI's plea by April 29.

Thomas, Uber Cup Finals to be held in India

India will be hosting badminton's two premier events, the Thomas Cup and the Uber Cup finals, later this year for the first time. 

Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta stated it was a matter of pride that these events will be held in the country. The Thomas Cup (Men's World Team Championships) was first hosted in 1948-49 while the Uber Cup (Women's World Team Championships) came up in 1956-57. 

The Thomas Cup happens every three years and it was Badminton World Federation's (BWF) first major international tournament. The Uber Cup Finals have been held along with the men's competition since 1984 with both being hosted biennially since then.

'Shootout At Wadala' gets 'A' certificate

The Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) has given clearance to crime thriller Shootout At Wadala (SAW) with an 'A' certificate and there are no visual cuts though some of the dialogues spoken by John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee and Tusshar Kapoor need to be cleaned up. Director Sanjay Gupta is fine with the changes.

The movie an adaptation of Hussain Zaidi's Dongri to Dubai is about a real incident. It is regarding the Mumbai police's first official encounter, in which gangster Manya Surve was shot down.

Some of the scenes which got the censor's axe includes a whole sequence where debutant Siddharth Kapoor talks about the relevance of an Hindi expletive with his friends, a sequence where a policeman tells Abraham that it is not his fault but his mother's fault that he has turned into a person like this. Some other sequences include reference to the Taj Mahal and Shah Jehan and mention of Subhas Chandra Bose by Bajpayee. The "le legi" in Sunny Leone's controversial and popular item song "Laila teri le legi" has also been asked by the Board to be replaced with "loot legi" in certain portions.

Samsung Galaxy S4 to launch in India on 26 April.

Samsung Galaxy S4 will be launched in India on 26 April. Media invites for the event, which will take place in Delhi, are already being sent now. News is in that it will be available for less than Rs. 40,000 making it cheaper than HTC One which was launched in this month for Rs 42,900.

Galaxy S4 has 2 GB RAM, a full HD AMOLED display with a five-inch screen and a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch and screen resolution 1920×1080 pixels.The phone has 32 and 64 GB versions with a microSD card slot expandable up to 64GB. Other features include a removable 2600 mAh battery, eight sensors, like the normal acceleromter, a digital compass, a gyrometer, etc.

It also includes the IR Gesture sensor or the infrared LED for remote control functions that allows users to turn their smartphone into a remote for their TV and a sensor for temperature and humidity control.