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Major News and Events of 30 May 2014

What Happened on 30 May 2014


UP reels under power crisis

Power shortage in UP has snowballed into a major issue with the angry residents coming out on streets in protest, as per media reports. This has become a concerning issue for the ruling Samajwadi Party government, which is reeling under the recent poll debacle. The Akhilesh Yadav government has been able to prove very little as far as frequent power outages are concerned. People are even facing power shortage of up to 16 hours a day.

Explosion in Leh kills one, injures four

In Leh town, an explosion killed a person and injured four. This happened when labourers were collecting scrap from the army’s firing range, as per media reports. In a similar fashion earlier this month, a boy and his sister were injured when an explosive device went off. The boy’s legs had to be amputated because of the explosion.

Immediate action on Badaun gang rape: Akhilesh

The Badaun gang rape and hanging of two Dalit girls in UP has sparked a major row with Mayawati demanding for the President’s rule in the state and the CM Akhilesh Yadav taking a strict note of the situation. As per media reports, Akhilesh termed the incident as unfortunate and asked the police to arrest all those who were involved, and also assured to set-up a fast-track court for the trial of the accused.

No school lessons on his life: PM

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his life story should not be included in the school curriculum, as it was reported earlier by media that some schools wanted to include the lessons on his life. Modi stated that stories of living individuals should not be included in the books and that there were many stories of leaders, which the children can read and be inspired from.

Sensex closes trade in red

The Sensex closed in red today, dipping down by 0.15% or 36.17 points. Again heavy selling, especially in oil and gas, bank and consumer durables, was the reason for the downward slide. The BSE Sensex ended at 24197.98 points. The wider Nifty too closed trade at 7225 points or 0.15% down.

Highway app to help travellers in West Bengal

Now the travellers arriving in Bengal will get all the requisite information with just a few clicks, thanks to the mobile app, which furnishes information like traffic conditions and the availability of other facilities along the way. As per media reports, this has become possible with the GIS data models of all the state highways, which has been created by West Bengal Highway Development Corporation.