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Major News and Events of 05 July 2012

What Happened on 05 July 2012

Nokia Lumia 900, Lumia 610 to be launched in India

Nokia India is poised to launch two new Windows Phones , the Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 in India. The “Dark Knight Rises” edition Nokia 900 comes with ringtones, special wallpapers and limited edition Batman or Bane character images.

Lumia 900 configurations include Mango the Window OS, 1.4 GHz processor, 8 MP rear camera plus 16 GB of internal memory coupled with 4.3-inch AMOLED display.While the Nokia Lumia 610 has a 3.7-inch display, an 800MHz processor, a 5MP camera and 8GB of internal storage.

Bol Bachchan game Angry Devgn gets popular

On similar lines of the popular Angry Birds game, director Rohit Shettyhas launched an online game application called AngryDevgn for his movieBol Bachchan. In this game the lead actor Ajay Devgan is shown in an animated version throwing mace at other actors.

This game has become instant hit and is being played both on Google Chrome and Facebook. The creative team of the movie has designed this game. Rohit Shetty said social mediaadvertisingplays a big role in promoting movie these days.

Dravid's success was not enjoyed by all in the team: Greg

Former Indian coach Greg Chappell is in a fresh controversy with his book on Rahul Dravid. In his book he says that if the batting great would have received the same amount of support which he gave to other skippers he would have been the most successful captain. 

He mentions that Dravid's success was not enjoyed by the team and there were people who seemed to work against him. 

Chappell mentions in his book how Dravid led India to consecutive nine wins in ODIs and achieved world record of 17 wins in a row while batting second. 

Chappell's book Rahul Dravid - Timeless Steel was launched on July 4. 



Chhattisgarh encounter genuine: Chidambaram

Union Home minister P Chidambaram confirmed that the anti-Maoist operation at Dantewada in Chhattisgarh on June 27-28 was genuine. He also added that he was sorry if this led to killing of any innocent person. 

Chidamabarm also stated that the government had names of 16 to 17 people of which 3 to 4 had previous criminal records and had connection with left wing extremism. These facts confirmed that it was a genuine encounter and he was surprised why it was being termed as a fake one. The forces suffered casualities first then they retaliated.


FBI report confirms bones collected from canal are of Bhanwari Devi

The CBI submitted  FBI report in the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate in Jodhpur which confirms that the bones collected from a canal in a rural area were that of Bhanwari Devi, government nurse who was abducted and murdered. 

CBI lawyer S.S. Yadav specified this evidence is crucial to the case. The bones were collected when it was suspected that the nurse was burnt and her charred remains were dumped in the canal. This was submitted to FBI for further examination with touch DNA technology. 

Bhanwari Devi was kidnapped on September 1 by three men and murdered allegedly on the direction of ex-Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna and Congress legislator Malkhan Singh Bishnoi. She was allegedly blackmailing them on the basis of CDs which showed the ministers in a compromising position with her. 

Sensex up by 76 points to a three month high

The positive trend was there in the stock market for the third consecutive day as the Sensex rose to 76 points or 0.43 per cent  to close at 17,538.67. This was the highest in three months. 

FMCG, banking and capital goods scrips gained in the day. Out of the 21 gainers in the 30-share index were Cipla, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors and ITC. 

The BSE benchmark index though opened on a higher point but soon slumped to the day's low of 17,423.45 due to rupee falling below 55-level a US dollar.

The 50-share National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 24.75 points or 0.47 per cent to 5,327.30.

Kingfisher gets time, Vijay Mallya's villa to be sold

Kingfisher Airlines has got some more time to come up with a plan for its turnaround. Its bankers will be selling off its two properties to recover a small percentage of what the airlines is supposed to pay them. 

The airlines' domestic market share dipped from second to last when most of its fleet was grounded. It was in debt of $1.4 billion at the end of March. Its loans were declared in default by most of its banks, majority of which are state-run. 

The lenders were thinking of options  to recover their money. The airlines had already got a warning from the government that its flying licence will be canceled in the absence of adherence to safety norms, which included financial viability.



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