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Major News and Events of 05 September 2012

What Happened on 05 September 2012


Azim Premji Foundation re-launches teachers portal

Azim Premji Foundation celebrated Teachers Day by launching "a new and significantly improved version" of the 'Teachers of India' portal. This portal teachersindia.org is a free and open platform for teachers across the country to enhance their professional capabilities and acquire quality teaching aids and digital resources. It was originally developed in collaboration with the National Knowledge Commission. The portal aims to support the 5.5 million practicing government school teachers of India.

I can't wait to step on the field: Yuvraj Singh

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh,who recovered from cancer, is eager to step on the field for the two Twenty20s against New Zealand scheduled for September 8 and 11. He will make his comeback to the international cricket with the two Twenty20s after surviving cancer which will also prove to be a fitness test for him ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka from September 18. He said he had been preparing for past two months in the National academy and also played a couple of matches with the team in the last four days.

Who'll wear white chiffon sari in Yash Chopra's next

In Yash Chopra's movies we have always seen the lead female actors draping chiffon saris. But since his unnamed directorial venture features two leading ladies - Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, the question remains,who will drape the six-yard wonder? Earlier Rekha flaunted a white saree in 1981 film "Silsila", while Sridevi wore it in "Chandni". The filmmaker is yet to decide on this for his new movie. As per the sources Katrina plays Shah Rukh's ladylove, while Anushka's character is more of a tomboy in the movie.

Work on controversial n-power in Haryana plant to start onThursday

Work would start on the first phase of a controversial nuclear power plant in Haryana's Fatehabad district on September 6. Topographic survey andsoil studies would be done at village Gorakhpur under the supervision of district administration officers and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) as well as the village farmers. The NPICL will submit the report on the studies tothe district authorities by Sep 25 to facilitate compensation to farmers.

Lifetime plans will be operational till telecom permit allows

Lifetime mobile tariff plans will be provided by telecom operators as long as they are permitted to provide such service under the licence, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora stated on Wednesday, September 5. Any plan which is beyond six months period will be in vogue till the time period the operator is allowed to provide such telecom service under the current licence or renewed licence. The service providers cannot change tariff which can bedisadvantageous to the consumers during the validity period promised in the plan as per theguidelines issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to protect the interest of lifetime plan consumers.

Quota bill introduced, parliament paralyzed over coal blocks

Parliament's proceedings were stalled for the 11th day as the BJP continued its protest over the allocation of coal blocks. The government introduced a bill on quotas in promotions for Dalits and tribals, which led to a tussle between the SP and the BSP.The promotion quota bill, which got its approval from the cabinet on September4 was introduced in the upper house by Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Naryanasamy, amid loud protests by the Samajwadi Party (SP) members. BJP said the bill was hurriedly introduced to divert focus from coal blocks allocation andthe government had no intention of getting it passed.

36 dead and 75 injured as firecracker factory catches fire

At least 36 people lost their lives and more than 75 injured when a powerful explosion in one of the biggest fireworks factories in Tamil Nadu led to a major fire on Wednesday, September 5. More than 40 of the 48 sheds in the fireworks unit in Sivakasi were reduced to rubble. The fireworks manufacturing unit is at a distance of 480 km from Chennai. The incident happened ataround 12.30 p.m. There was a huge stock of raw materials and firecrackers which were being prepared for the upcoming festival season. The death toll may increase as those admitted in the hospital are in critical conditions. The exact number ofcausalitiescan also be known once the rubble has been cleared. Villages rushed to take the injured to the hospital in their arms and in cloth sheets as there were no stretchers. Thirteen fire tenders and more than 25 ambulances were pressed into service. Thick smoke obstructed the rescue operations.




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