Major News and Events of 25 October 2013
What Happened on 25 October 2013
Muslim clerics upset with Rahul Gandhi's statement on youths being in contact with ISI
Onions at Rs 36 per kg in West Bengal
Delhi HC refuses to stay inquiry against Jwala Gutta
Manna Dey's daughter alleges WB government did not help in bad times
BlackBerry Z30 launched at Rs. 39,990
The Supreme Court gave notice to the center and the state government at Tamil Nadu government regarding a petition which asked for protection to the Tamil fishermen who were arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy. The Supreme Court Bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi stated that the fishermen were not only arrested, but their boats were also damaged. The notice is returnable in 4 weeks. CJ Sathasivam expressed court’s pleasure that all the Tamil Nadu MPs were united on this issue. It was MPs belonging to DMK and AIADMK who had filed the petition. The court also stated that the issue cannot be resolved either in a political way or through diplomatic procedure. The Sri Lankan navy keeps on arresting fishermen on regular basis in the narrow sea between India and Sri Lanka.
Muslim clerics are upset with Rahul Gandhi’s statement. The Congress Vice President had stated at an election rally in Indore on Thursday that a number of Muslim youth in Muzaffarnagar were in contact with ISI the Pakistan's intelligence agency as riots and killings had adverse effects on them. In the Muzaffarnagar riots, 62 were killed and 43,000 rendered homeless. Rahul had said the youth being in touch with the ISI was very unfortunate. To this an eminent Shia cleric Maulana Saif Abbas Naqvi has reacted and said that this projected the Muslim community in bad light and also gave air to the communal fire. It was targeted against millions of Muslim who were peace loving and patriots. He also specified that Rahul Gandhi was indulging in politics whereas he should have showed compassion to the riots victims. Maulana Abul Irfan Miyan Farangi Mahali, Shahar Qazi, asked for an unconditional apology from the Congress Vice President.
Prices of onions may have touched Rs100 per kg at Delhi, but the West Bengal government is all set to control the spiraling price of the essential vegetable. 40 stores have been set up which will sell onions at Rs.36 per kg. The Agriculture Marketing Minister, Arup Roy specified this has been done keeping in mind the common man’s needs and how he has to make the both ends meet. This initiative also aims at regularizing the prices. Hopes are pinned over the fresh produce to come in November which will bring down the prices. The fair price shops sell chicken, fish, vegetables and other products when their prices spike up in the market. The special task force in the state will closely monitor the price behavior.
The Delhi High Court has rejected Jwala Gutta’s plea on staying the inquiry procedure by a three member committee of BAI. This is regarding the incident where Jwala allegedly influenced other players of Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats in the IBL in August. BAI had imposed a life ban on Jwala bit that was stayed by the Delhi Hogh Court and BAI was directed to allow her to play matches. After that Jwala played at the Denmark Tournament and the recent French Open. Jwala had been given two weeks to respond to the show cause notice. The court has said there was no reason to pass another order and if she finds any irregularity in the inquiry she can reach out to the court.
Manna Dey’s daughter has alleged that the West Bengal government did not come forward when they needed help. Her cousin took Rs 12 lakh of cash and Rs 15 lakh worth of jewellery from the legendary singer’s bank locker. This money was very much required for Manna Dey’s treatment at Narayana Hrudalaya Hospital. On the other hand Mamata Banerjee has said that arrest of her cousin could not have been ordered without evidence. She dismissed the fact that West Bengal government did not show the respect the playback singer deserved as she said she had met him at Bangalore and had asked him to come to Kolkata. She also said they have requested Dey’s family about keeping the mortal remains of the singer in Kolkata which the family did not agree to.
Science and Technology
BlackBerry has now unveiled BlackBerry Z30, a premium smartphone on Thursday in India. What is more is that to capture the attention of the customers, the phone has been priced at the lower end in the slab, i.e., Rs 39,990. Also the company has assured that the customers will always get the service come what may be the situation in future. The device targeted at urban youth comes packed with:
- 1.7GHz processor
- 5” Super Amoled display
- 2GB RAM
- 8-megapixel primary camera
- 2 megapixel front camera
- 2800mAH battery
- BB10 OS, version 10.2
- Four microphones and host of other features