Major News and Events of 27 December 2012
What Happened on 27 December 2012
Bengal CPI-M leader passes indecent remarks against Mamata, apologises
PM asks Planning Commission to submit urgent report on fuel shortage for power
Nine cement plants are on forest land in Meghalaya
Hockey India inducts Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd.
'Dabangg 2' collects Rs.100.78 crore in first week
Kerala at top position surpasses Taj Mahal in Google search trends
The gang-rape victim who had suffered grievous injuries and was admitted to Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on Thursday is now in "an extremely critical condition". In India she had three abdominal surgeries, and had a cardiac arrest in India.She is under the care of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who are doing everything possible to stabilize her condition."The woman went there with her parents and a team of doctors from India, along with Yatin Gupta, head of the critical care unit at Delhi's Safdarjung hospital, where she was undergoing treatment since Dec 16.
Senior CPI-M leader and former West Bengal Minister Anisur Rahman got embroiled in a political on controversy Thursday for passing indecent comments against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He apologized in the evening but the Trinamool Congress submitted a privilege notice to Speaker Biman Banerjee. While addressing the party's peasants wing Krishak Sabha in North Dinajpur's Itahar, Rahman mocked Banerjee government's decision to pay compensation to the victims of crimes against women like rape and trafficking. He said on Dec 25,"We have told the chief minister in the assembly that the government will pay money to compensate rape victims. What is your fee? If you are raped, what will be your fee?" Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee stated that Rahman's comments have humiliated not only the woman chief minister, but the woman community as a whole. Chatterjee also stated that he has given a notice of breach of privilege, along with the video footage and newspaper clippings of Rahman's speech, to the speaker.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked the Planning Commission to prepare an urgent review of fuel shortages in the power plants and compile a report in three weeks. Several chief ministers have specified about the problem of fuel shortage affecting power plants. The report would be submitted within three weeks to the Prime Minister. He has asked all chief ministers to write to the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission providing details of Plants facing the issue. The coal shortage is a major hurdle for the thermal power sector, for which an additional generation capacity of about 88,000 MW has been projected in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17).
Nine cement plants in Meghalaya are being run on forest land, report by a team appointed on Supreme Court's directions said here on Thursday.The Joint Inspection Team (JIT) has discovered that nine cement plants in Meghalaya are being run on forest land. This survey was done on the directions of the Supreme Court. About 50 percent of the surveyed land under the plants in the Jaintia Hills district was categorized as forest. The surveyed 2,150 hectare of land have 838 hectares of forest, 1,254 non-forest and 58 unresolved land. Adhunik Cement, Amrit Cement Industries, Cement Manufacturing Company, Cosmos Cement, Green Valley Industries, Goldstone Cement, Hills Cement, JUD Cements and Meghalaya Cement are the nine plants.
Hockey India (HI) inducted Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd. as an associate member making the count of associate members to six along with 30 affiliated members and two other state Olympic association members.As HI secretary general Narinder Batra stated: "Mumbai was always an important centre from hockey prospective and has produced so many players at national and international levels, now they are included as our Associate Member so we will work together for the development of the game at all levels" Now as an associate member of HI, MHA Ltd can take part in all the national championships.
"Dabangg", "Bodyguard" and "Ek Tha Tiger" the success story for the actor Salman Khan continues and this time it is Dabangg 2 in six days of its release. The movie has entered in the Rs.100 crore-club with revenue amounting to Rs.100.78 crore. The movie made under Arbaaz Khan Productions, has been written by Dilip Shukla and is Arbaaz's first film as a director. The film released in over 3,500 screens across India Dec 21. It has been a lucky year for Salman. "Dabangg 2" achieved this feat though it was a non-holiday release. The film got a opening collection of Rs.21.10 crore and grossed Rs.65.16 crore during the first three days.
Science and Technology
Kerala has surpassed Taj Mahal to top the Google's search trends for travel destinations in the country for 2012. Munnar, the popular hill station is also on the list of Top 10 Indian destinations on Google's Zeitgeist site, which compiles search trends from around the world. Kerala is at number one and the Taj Mahal at number two, the Wagah Border (Punjab) is at third position followed by Vaishno Devi and Amarnath (both in Jammu and Kashmir). Kashmir is at number six on the list of Top ten travel destinations under the Google search trends for 2012. In the search trends for the travel category for this year, Munnar was at ninth position, followed by the Gateway of India (Mumbai).