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Major News and Events of 05 December 2012

What Happened on 05 December 2012

Subhash Chandra moves anticipatory bail

Zee group chairman Subhash Chandra on Wednesday pleaded for anticipatory bail before a Delhi court, just days after he gave an assurance to the police of getting into investigation regarding an alleged extortion bid by his channel's two editors.Advocate Vijay Aggarwal, informed that Chandra and the Zee group's managing director Puneet Goenka had moved the court for an anticipatory bail.Chandra had stated he would join probe within 96 hours.

All-party meeting on Telangana Dec 28

The government has called an all-party meeting on Dec 28 in its initiative to find a solution to the demand for demarcating a separate state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh.All political parties from Andhra Pradesh are expected to participate in the meeting. Madhu Gaud Yaskhi, Congress MP from Nizamabad stated that the parties like the Telugu Desam Party and the YSR Congress Party, need to come clear with their stand on the issue of statehood of Telangana at the meeting. All-party meetings have been convened on issue of carving out a separate state earlier as well.The MPs within the Congress are divided some are pushing for statehood while many of its leaders from the other two parts of Andhra Pradesh are against the move.

UPA-II wins FDI vote with support from rivals SP, BSP

The government cruised through a strong opposition onslaught and won the vote in the Lok Sabha on foreign investment in multi-brand retail - with support from the BSP and the SP. They seem to have bailed out the UPA-II for their own political compulsions.The government also won another motion on amendments to the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).BJP and CPI-M had moved the motion on the government's decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, which would allow global supermarket chains to set up shop in India. Trinamool Congress moved the motion opposing amendments to FEMA. The government won the vote but this is evident that the BSP and the SP played a strategic move to ensure that the government sailed through the challenges.

Floodlights used in Test at Eden for first time

In 78 years for the first time the floodlights were switched on at the Eden Gardens on day one of the India-England match. For the last eight overs of the day's play to due poor daylight floodlights were used.India was 251/6 in their first innings, with M.S. Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin at crease.The lights were on in the 83rd over, and the play continued for 40 minutes after that. The first test played at Eden was between India and England in 1934.

Shekhar Kapur, Rahman come up with social media platform

Shekhar Kapur and A.R. Rahman have released a social media platform Qyuki. It will reveal the creative ability of Indians in the domains of animation, films, short stories, music and photography.The platform will engage in crowd-sourcing to create a story, animation or even create and distribute music. Shekhar Kapur said that,"With Qyuki, we are creating a platform where it doesn't matter where you come from, but what matters most in your creativity. It is a domain, where people can collaborate with like-minded people and showcase their creativity. Through this we will see new 'Shekhar Kapurs' and 'A.R. Rahmans' coming out of it."

Notice to government, Google on anti-Islam film

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sent notices to the central government and Google India on a petition that sought that the videos of the controversial anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" be scrapped off from various sites, including YouTube. Notices were also issued to the commissioner of police as well as the ministries of information and broadcasting, home, corporate affairs, external affairs and minority affairs. The court has asked the central government to come up with a permanent solution and posted the matter for Jan 23.The petition was filed by Maulana Mahmood Asad Madani, general secretary of the Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind (JUIH), seeking for the removal of the 13-minute clip from YouTube and other sites. The petition alleged that the movie was made in the US and the filmmaker was supported by anti-Islam groups.Delhi Police counsel Najmi Waziri informed the court that police could not remove the video.

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