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Major News and Events of 02 November 2015

What Happened on 02 November 2015

CID probe against Duncan's chairman over closed Bengal tea estates

The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has initiated investigation against Duncan Group of Industries chairman G.P. Goenka and his son over non-payment of wages to workers of their tea estate inNorth Bengal. The move comes in the wake of nearly a dozen alleged malnutrition deaths at the company’s Bagrakote Tea Estate in Jalpaiguri. Inspector General (II) CID Vineet Kumar Goyal said that dues to the workers, including certain allowances and wages, have not been paid for the past few months. Source: IANS


MP government denies that minister kicked child

A day after a video clip showing a child being kicked away allegedly by Madhya Pradesh husbandry minister went viral on social media, the government on Monday questioned its veracity and denied the allegation. “No such incident took place. Still Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will talk to the minister,” said government spokesperson Narottam Mishra about the incident of Panna district allegedly related to minister Kusum Mehdele. Bharatiya Janata Party state spokesperson, Hitesh Vajpayee, said that the video clip needs to be investigated. Source: IANS

Syndicate Bank ex-CMD, others appear before court in bribery case

Syndicate Bank’s sacked chairman-cum-managing director S.K. Jain, vice chairman of Bhushan Steel Ltd., Neeraj Singhal, and others on Monday appeared before the court in pursuance of summons against them in connection with a 2014 corruption case. Along with Jain and Singhal, middleman Vineet Godha, Puneet Godha, Vijay Pahuja and Pankaj Kumar Tiwari appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge Gurdeep Singh. Jain has been charged with receiving a bribe of Rs 50 lakh through conduits and abusing his official position to enhance the credit limits of some companies in violation of the laid-down procedures. Source: IANS


Vidya Stokes named Hockey India life president

Hockey India (HI) nominated former president Vidya Stokes as the life president in its just-concluded fifth Congress inDelhion Monday. Stokes, who currently serves as the Irrigation and Public Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh, was nominated for the post in accordance to the rule 5.14 of the HI constitution, according to a release. The life president is an honorary post and will not have any powers and will be of an advisory nature. Stokes’ contribution to Indian hockey is known to be phenomenal. Source: IANS



IPL has helped me a lot: Dhoni

India’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped him and several other cricketers a lot, allowing them to come together and break the ice irrespective of their nationalities. He said that IPL helped him to know the culture of players from other countries, especially off the field. The wicketkeeper-batsman added that because of IPL, sledging has been reduced to “friendly banter” in today’s game. Source: IANS

Shiv Sena victorious in Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation polls
The Shiv Sena has registered a splendid victory Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) polls. According to media reports, Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena bagged 52 seats, while the BJP got 42 seats in the 122-member KDMC. AIMIM, which is led by Asaduddin Owaisi managed to open its account, while BSP, independents and others bagged 9 seats. 
Sensex sheds 74 points in early trade

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 74.15 points or 0.28 percent down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 13.85 points or 0.17 percent down at 8,051.95 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,641.69 points, was trading at 26,582.68 points (at 9.23 a.m.) in the early session, down 74.15 points or 0.28 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,656.83 points. The Sensex touched a high of 26,824.30 points and a low of 26,580.53 points in the trade so far. Source: IANS


Google 'doodles' mathematician George Boole

Internet search giant Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to noted mathematician George Boole on his 200th birth anniversary. George Boole was an English mathematician, logician and philosopher whose legacy of Boolean logic is credited with laying the foundations for the information age. He worked in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic and is best known as the author of The Laws of Thought which contains Boolean algebra. Boole died of pneumonia in 1864, when he was 49 years old, after he walked two miles through cold and rain and then lectured wearing his wet clothes. Source: IANS

Meghalaya CM seeks Rajnath's intervention on empowering tribals

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Sunday met union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought his intervention on the two bills passed by two autonomous councils in the state to empower traditional institutions. Governor V. Shanmuganathan had referred the Khasi Hills Autonomous District (Village Administration) Bill, 2014 and the Jaintia Autonomous District Council (Establishment of Elaka and Village Election, Appointment, Powers, Functions and Jurisdiction of Dolloi/Sirdar and Waheh Shnong) Bill, 2015 to the Union home ministry for constitutional validity, following the Meghalaya High Court order curtailing the powers of the traditional institutions in issuing certificates to people unless empowered by law. He also sought Singh’s intervention on the need to examine quickly the two bills and to convey the home ministry’s views to the governor in order to enable him to take an early decision. Source: IANS

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