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Major News and Events of 03 November 2013

What Happened on 03 November 2013

Congress list of candidates for Rajasthan polls


Krishna Poonia, gold medal winner in Commonwealth Games, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his 18 ministerial fellows and 29 sitting MLAs are in the first list of 63 Congress candidates for the December 1 Assembly elections in Rajasthan. The list has been released by the All India Congress Committee in New Delhi last night. Poonia will contest poll from the Sadulpur (Rajgarh) Assembly constituency. Along with his previous ministers and MLAs, party has four new faces Urmila Jogi, Chatribai Sahariya, Mahant Nirmal Das and Bhanwar Singh Bhat. From the Srimadhopur segment, Assembly speaker Dipendra Singh Shekhawat has been renominated. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will contest from Sardarpura (Jodhpur) and Jahida Khan, parliamentary secretary from Kama.

Train ran over the passengers and killed eight in Andhra Pradesh


About eight people got killed and eight others are injured as a train ran over them. The tragedy happened at Gotlam station located 10 km away from Vizianagaram, in eastern Andhra Pradesh. As per the sources the misfortune occurred because of rumours of fire in a few of the coaches of train. Hearing this people pulled the chain to stop the train and started getting out of the train at Gotlam station. As the people were getting down from the train in panic, the Rayagada-Vijayawada passenger train coming from the opposite direction ran over them killing at least eight people and injuring eight other. As per the sources the Gotlam station is located at a curve and train from other side may not be visible to the passengers and also the driver may not have seen the crowd and led to this tragedy. Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy expressed his deep condolence. He asked to provide the best medical treatment for the injured. As per railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge this incident is the most terrible one.

Source: NDTV

25-yr-old Jessop on the brink of shutdown


Labour trouble may lead to the closure of Dum Dum factory. The Pawan Kumar Ruia of Jessop & Co, a heavy engineering firm in his letter to the Mamata Banerjee government sought permission for closing down the Dum Dum factory. Letter has been written on November 1 to the labour department for the permanent closure of the Dum Dum factory. Copy of this letter has also been sent to the chief minister.

This decision of closing down the factory has been taken when the labour department refused the decision of the management to remove 50% of the present work force at Dum Dum. Company officials also told the government that law and order was getting worse inside the factory premises. A company official said that the decision has been taken because of two reasons – first the falling productivity, second rising wage bills.

Wage bill for a month is Rs 2 crore for around 600 workers. In addition to this, frequent thefts in the factory are also a reason behind it. Labour minister Purnendu Bose got surprised over the entire matter and said that when talks to sort out everything was going on then why the company is taking this decision. He will take the matter after joining the office on Monday. The labour minister also said that company is not in a good condition. Anticipating the condition of the company, labour minister has asked the company to formulate a comprehensive turnaround plan in July.

In the last week of September company’s officials came to meet him to submit a proposal of shedding the present workforce and stop dearness allowance. But he said that such a plan cannot be accepted by the government. Bose asked the company to provide some positive proposal within a week and that they should come to him after getting the required approval of the board.

Good start for Samvat 2070 session


It was the first trading session of Samvat 2070 and it concluded on a positive note on Sunday. In this the BSE sensex and the NSE Nifty settled at new all-time closing high of 21,239.36 and 6,317.35, respectively. But on the other hand the BSE sensex closed down with a fall of 0.12 per cent. The Bombay Stock Exchange gained and regained string position at 21,278.08. Though the Nifty was at all-time closing high (6,317.35) but it was not able to cross its all-time intra-day high of 6,357.10 which it achieved on January 1, 2008. There was no trading today like a normal day but 75-minute 'muhurat' trading session was allowed on the stock markets. The stock market will resume its normal work on Tuesday as it will remain closed tomorrow because of 'Balipratipada'.

Virat Kohli is number-one ODI batsman


Virat Kohli showcased superb batting against Australia and became the number one batsman in One-day cricket. He scored 344 runs in the series. Kohli scored 61 runs in Pune, 100 not out in Jaipur, 68 runs in Mohali, 115 not out in Nagpur and 0 in Bengaluru. This score gave him 38 rating points because of which he is now three places up in the ICC ranking table for ODI batsmen. It is for the first time in his career that he has reached at the number-one spot.

After Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli is the third Indian batsman to hold the number-one batting rank in ODI cricket. Tendulkar reached at number one position in February 1996 and took over this position from Brian Lara. Dhoni reached at the top position in April 2006 after taking position of Ricky Ponting. Also Shikhar Dhawan has climbed up and reached the top 20 for the first time in his career. Whereas Rohit Sharma is now at 15th position. He is the fifth batsman in India to be ranked inside the top 20. Other batsmen with him are Kohli (first), MS Dhoni (sixth), Dhawan (11th) and Suresh Raina (19th). With the 3-2 series win, India is again at the top of the ODI Team Ranking whereas Australia is holding the second position in the same.

Reshma, a legendary Pakistani folk singer passed away


Reshma, a renowned folk singer died in Lahore on Sunday morning due to throat cancer. She was in coma for over a month’s period and suffering from throat cancer that was diagnosed in 1980s. Reshma was born in 1947 in Bikaner and later moved to Karachi after partition. Her signing was noticed at Shahbaz Qalander's shrine when she was just 12 years old by a television and radio producer. He then arranged for her to record a folka song “Laal Meri” that became an immediate hit. Since then there was no looking back and she then sang many songs both for Pakistani and Indian films. "Dama Dam Mast Kalandar", "Hai O Rabba nahion lagda dil mera", "Sun charkhe di mithi mithi cook mahiya meinu yaad aunda" are few of her popular songs.

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