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What Happened on 01 September 2012


Special team to investigate Karnataka terror suspects' links
The Karnataka crime branch has formed a special team to investigate the terror links of a dozen youths arrested this week and to reveal their plans to carry deadly attacks in the state with support from LeT and HuJi, the banned outfits. This was stated by the Bangalore Police Commissioner Jyotiprakash Mirji to the media. 11 terror suspects were arrested by the crime branch and besides arms and ammunition, jehadi literature, two maps of Chennai and India, a map of Iran, Urdu newspaper cuttings and religious books were also seized from them in Bangalore and Hubli. This was announced after the families of the accused protested against the dramatic arrest. 
Sonia reaches out to Sushma to end parliament logjam
Congress president Sonia Gandhi got in touch with BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in an effort to find out a solution to the logjam in parliament over the coal blocks allocation issue as per the sources in BJP.  Parliament has not been able to function for the past two weeks as the BJP is not allowing the proceedings after its demand for PM’s resignation has not been met. BJP has also asked for cancellation of coal blocks licences after the CAG report stated that the private players gained as much as Rs.1.85 lakh crore from the allocation made by the UPA government. The government has dismissed both the demands.  As both the sides are firm on their demands it appears Parliament won’t be able to function before the monsoon session ends on September 7.
Vipul Mehta from Punjab wins 'Indian Idol 6'
It was a tough decision to make while selecting the Indian Idol winner. Among the three finalists, who hailed from Punjab, it was Vipul Mehta from Amritsar, who got the "Indian Idol 6" title at a dazzling grand finale. He got a cash prize of Rs.50 lakh from Sony channel, a Nissan Micra car, a Suzuki Hayate bike, Rs. 3 lakh from Max Life Insurance as well as a contract to record his own music album. Kareena Kapoor along with filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar announced the name of the winner.
Lower sales in the auto industry in August
There were lower sales in the auto industry in August owing to number of factors like production losses at Maruti Suzuki, high interest rates and rising fuel prices. The lockout at Manesar affected the passenger car market leader Maruti which reported a major slump in August sales that is 40 percent lower. Only 54,415 units were sold last month compared to 91,442 units sold in August 2011. On the other hand the automobile major Hyundai Motor recorded an increase of 5.9 percent in its domestic sales for the month under review at 28,257 units over 26,677 units for the same month in 2011.
Saha Institute will take up boson naming case with CERN
The Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP) would take up the case of sub-atomic particle boson, derived from the Indian scientist  Satyendra Nath Bose’s name, spelt in lower case, with European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) chief Rolf-Dieter Heuer. Heur will be on a two day visit to Kolkata from September 3 to speak at the international science conference organized by the Centre for Natural Sciences and Philosophy and the Critical Issues Forum. Higgs boson which is considered to be a key to cosmic puzzle, is named after British physicist Peter Higgs and Satyendra Nath Bose, who did revolutionary work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s. Bose with the use of mathematics explained the behavioral pattern of bosons - one of the two families of fundamental particles that constitute the universe.
India vs. New Zealand, Second Test, Day Two
In the second test match between India and New Zealand, the latter hopes to utilize the second new ball to contain the home team. The Kiwi seamer Tim Southee, who took the five Indian wickets, stated that his team was not able to capitalize on the early advantage when they had India 80 for four. The reason was that ball became softer and the wicket got easy. The Kiwis intend to turn things around with the second new ball.New Zealand team was all out for 365 runs in 90.1 overs.  India at stumps was five wickets down for 283 runs in 78 overs.



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