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Major News and Events of 04 January 2015

What Happened on 04 January 2015

Wrongdoers won't be spared – BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a direct attack on the Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra said that anybody who did wrong wont be spared. The comments came after the cancellation of the mutation of the land by the Rajasthan Government. The land was purchased by Skylight Hospitality Private Limited, firm of Robert Vadra in Bikaner. Congress leader Archana Sharma said that this is a political gimmick and investigations must be carried out against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Dhoni's retirement gives an edge to Australia

The announcement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement definitely gave an added advantage to Australia to prepare for the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday. Australian opener David Warner praised Dhoni and called him a very knowledgeable player as he knows a lot about Cricket. Commenting on Virat Kohli he said that he is a very good cricketer and has a long career ahead.

Air India Delhi-Kabul flight under hijacking threat

Air India's Kolkata-based booking office received a call claiming that Air India's Delhi-Kabul flight will be hijacked. Owing to this Delhi as well as all the prominent airports in India have been put on major alert. As per airport official anti-hijacking measures have been carried out and anti-sabotage checks of flights have been taken. Approximately two months back a senior Airports Authority of India (Kolkata) official had received a call claiming that Mumbai-Kochi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai flight of Air India would be targeted..

Eid Milad Un-Nabi celebrated with fervor

Eid Milad Un-Nabi was celebrated with fervor across India. After mass prayers at mosques, Muslims took part in procession and greeted each other. The festival is celebrated on the 12th day of Rabi-ul-Awwal. Eid Milad marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad.

Eunuch Madhu Kinnar wins Mayor's election in Chhattisgarh

By winning the Mayor's election in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh Municipal Corporation, a eunuch today created a history. Independent candidate Madhu Kinnar belonging to Dalit community defeated the BJP's Mahaveer Guruji and won the Mayoral election by 4,537 votes. Madhu whose real name is Naresh Chauhan said that he entered into this field because of public support. Congress fielded Jethuram Manhar and said that it is not Madhu's win but BJP's loss.

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