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Major News and Events of 02 June 2013

What Happened on 02 June 2013

Cabinet reshuffle will happen on June 15

A Cabinet reshuffle is in the offing to elect ministers to fill in the positions. In fact, the ministers who are holding double portfolios will be now be given a single portfolio.

The Prime Minister had stated on Friday about the shuffle to happen. This is going to be the last reshuffle in the cabinet before the election in 2014 and will take place on June 15.

The ministers thus elected will have time to answer questions in parliament. Congress had a tough time when it lost its ally DMK over the Sri Lankans' Tamil issue leading to the resignations of the five ministers. Thereafter, the law and the railway ministers resigned last month over issues of impropriety. 

Congress to begin Parivartan Yatra in Chattisgarh

Congress will resume the Parivartan Yatra which was stopped abruptly by the Naxal terror attack killing 28 people in the process. The yatra will begin from the spot where the ambush happened in Sukma District and the dates for the same will be out soon.

Tributes will be paid to Congress leader and Salwa Judum founder, Mahendra Karma, Nand Kumar Patel, the state Congress chief and his son Dinesh, Uday Mudliyar, who was a former legislator, on June 6-7.

The convoy was enroute to Keslur in Bastar when it was attacked. 

8000 laptops to be given to students in Ghaziabad

8,000 laptops will be given to the students in Ghaziabad by UP Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav on Monday. The project cost is around Rs.3,750 crore.

This was informed by Santosh Yadav, Ghaziabad Development Authority chairman, and the same will be launched on Monday. Besides this, 12 other schemes will be launched which includes option for 5,000 houses for low-income group.

The laptops are being distributed as the Samajwadi Party had pledged during election. This includes the inauguration of an elevated road stretching from Uttar Pradesh Gate to Northern Peripheral Expressway.

Srinivasan steps aside, Jagmohan Dalmiya steps in for a while

Amid much drama, the emergency meeting of the BCCI culminated in the stepping aside and not stepping down of the BCCI President N. Srinivasan.

Another development which created quite a flutter was that Jagmohan Dalmiya has been asked to act as an interim president, who gets into the scene after a break of almost six and a half years. The emergency meeting had some discontented members as well who are not too pleased with the decision as they contested there was no such clause as interim president in the constitution of the board. This is also being viewed as Srinivasan's victory who was stating from the beginning that no one had challenged him. 

No credit to Kashmir in 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani': Omar

Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is not happy with the fact that in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, the locales which were shot in Gulmarg have been attributed to Manali.

He even tweeted asking whether any credit has been given to the state in the movie's end or the beginning and told the people that those who wanted to make a trip of Manali after watching the movie should know that excluding the temple and Span resort all the scenes are that of Gulmarg.

The CM had even met the team when they were shooting in Gulmarg. 

Icebreaker for Rs 800 crores to carry out experiments in polar regions

India will be getting an icebreaker for a staggering amount of Rs. 800 crore or $144 million to explore the polar zones for scientific and business purposes. 

The Ministry of Earth Sciences has given a proposal to the government and this may get a nod by 2013 end. The icebreaker can slice through ice of 1.5 m thickness and has a number of laboratories which will enable carrying out experiments in Arctic and in Antarctic regions. Further, it will be customized for India. The aim is to use the ship throughout the year both in North Pole and South Pole. Scientists can carry out experiments to see how salinity varies or temperature changes in the oceans. 

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