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Major News and Events of 02 September 2012

What Happened on 02 September 2012


Violence in Delhi leads to one dead, many injured

A mob went violent at Delhi when two men, who were stopped by the police for not wearing helmets were injured. This left one person dead and many injured. A police booth, DTC bus and many vehicles in Mayur Vihar phase-III were set on fire as stated by the police and witnesses. Police refused to accept that the man was killed in police firing but the residents of the area confirmed that. The two men were asked to stop for not wearing helmets, they fled after that. A witness stated that the traffic officer threw a stick at them which after hitting them made them fall on the road.After this incident around 20 companies (1,600 men) of Delhi Armed Police have been positioned in and around the Mayur Vihar area and roads to the area have been blocked by police. There are pickets at every 500 metres. 

643 cases of dengue in West Bengal, 80% in Kolkata

There has been 643 confirmed dengue cases in West Bengal with 80 percent of the patients in Kolkata and its adjoining North 24 Parganas district as per the state health department. Three lives were lost because of this disease. It was in second week of August that the epidemic first struck here. There are two categories of dengue prone area, category A and B based on the intensity of the disease in the area. Kolkata is under category A and areas of Howrah, Siliguri and Asansol are under category B. There is already a war of words between Congress and Trinamool on this issue with the Congress specifying government is not doing much and suppressing the figures and the government denying this vehemently. 

 
Weak demand affects business confidence: FICCI

Weak demand and slow economic growth has hampered business confidence in India,this was indicated by a survey conducted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). In the FICCI's quarterly Business Confidence Survey for April-June 2012, 73 percent of the companies reported weak demand as a constraint during the first quarter of the current financial year. This figure was 57 percent in the last survey and 56 percent last year. Economic slowdown has now adversely affected employment prospects and it has turned negative. 

Indian trade promotion office starts in Cambodia

The office of the Indian Chamber of Commerce was officially opened in Phnom Penh on Sunday, September 2 to boost economic, trade and investment ties between India and Cambodia. This office would represent Indian business organisations and individuals for business facilitation, regulatory exchange and promotion of India-Cambodia economic and bilateral relations and would also provide guidance for Indian investments in Cambodia. 

India lift Nehru Cup for third time in thrilling way

India made history on Sunday by winning the Nehru Cup football title for the third consecutive time when it defeated a higher ranked Cameroon (2-2) 5-4 via the penalty shootout at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh, Denzil Franco, Mehtab Hossain and Clifford Miranda all scored from the spot while Thierry Makon hit the right-post to give India the thrilling win.Central defender Gourmangi Singh thrilled the 12,000 strong crowd when he beat in the 19th minute, the off-side trap to head in a Clifford Miranda free-kick. The Cameroon defence left much to be desired as the two Indian players were left free and further its goalkeeper Ngome Lawrence had to be substituted after he collided with Gourmangi.

Madhuri makes her second comeback with 'Gulab Gang', shooting to start in October

Actress Madhuri Dixit in her second comeback in Bollywood will be seen in Anubhav Sinha's first outing as a producer with "Gulab Gang". The film will be on floors next month and Madhuri is excited about the project as she thinks it has something from everyone right from acting, dancing, song, and action sequences.She also stated that the film will release in March next month. Madhuri was last seen in 'Aaja Nachle' in 2007 after which she took a break and shifted to Denver, US. She returned and was first seen judging season dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5". She is also acting in Vishal Bhardwaj's "Dedh Ishqiya", a sequel to 2010 hit "Ishqiya".

Samsung launches Phablet, Galaxy Note 2
Samsung  announced Galaxy Note 2, a tablet-smartphone hybrid which succeeds popular Galaxy Note. It has a screen size of 5.5-inches.This device is known as 'phablet' because it can function as a tablet as well as a phone. The features include a quad-core processor running at 1.6Ghz, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32 GB storage with support for SD card, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, a 8MP rear camera, a 1.9MP front camera and a 3100 mAh battery. The device will be available in India in few months. 



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