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Major News and Events of 07 July 2013

What Happened on 07 July 2013

Unique number for complaints for the taxpayers

Taxpayers for their complaints pertaining to I-T refunds and tax computations will now have a unique acknowledgement number to assure them that within two months their complaint will be resolved.

This number will be different from the unique numbers given to the taxpayers like TAN, PAN and UTN. This new facility will be operative with immediate effect by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). This process was announced on July 5 after the Delhi High Court’s orders to fine tune the processes.

The taxpayers should also be intimated when his complaint is resolved. In case of e-filing of tax returns a similar process will be followed.

Nine blasts at Bodh Gaya

Early morning on Sunday, nine blasts in quick succession rocked Bodhgaya in Bihar.

The low intensity blasts which were synchronized took place between 530-600 am at Mahabodhi temple, where pilgrims even from Sri Lanka, China, Japan and other South Asian countries come every year. The NIA has started its investigation.

Four bomb blasts took place inside the temple complex, three in the monastery which is close by and another near the Buddha statue. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, in New Delhi, said four of nine bombs went off in the temple complex, three in a monastery nearby, one near the statue of the Buddha, and one more around a tourist bus. Following these blasts, the security of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader was beefed up.

The monastery and the Buddha statue were not damaged and there was no damage to the sanctum sanctorum. Two monks were injured in the blast.

Bad weather hampers relief work, shortage of food in the villages and for the officials at Uttarakhand

Heavy rains in the past two days hampered relief operations in Uttarakhand. Now choppers which can be used in inclement weather have been requested by the state government so that it can supply food and other materials to areas in Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi and Chamoli.

The road network is severely damaged and so no supplies can be provided through that. In the meanwhile, villages are now facing a food shortage. A meeting of the officials to decide into how these choppers can be used was called during the day. Moreover, air dropping is not an option as the weather is bad. The lifeline of the villagers are only the resources received from the camps of ITBP and SSP.

400 people are still stuck up at villages which are near the borders of Nepal and China and here the roads and pedestrian bridge has been washed away by the floods. The team which is responsible for extrication of the bodies from the debris and their cremation at Kedarnath is also not able to operate for bad weather and the fact that there is no heavy equipment that can be used to move the debris.

What has added to the problem is the fact that now there is shortage of food even for the officials who are engaged in the relief work at higher altitudes and some have fallen sick.

Dhoni celebrates 32nd birthday

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Indian captain, celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sunday. Down with a hamstring injury he is not able to play in the tri-series.

He is the only skipper to have led his team to victory in three ICC championships- 2011 World Cup, World Twenty20 in 2007 and now the Champions Trophy in 2013.

Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Jharkhand’s capital on July 7, 1981 and hails from Lvali in the Almora District of Uttarakhand. He is not only the most successful captain of India but has an impressive record. 77 Tests, 4209 runs with a statistic of 39.70 and in ODI he has an average of 51.13 with 7313 runs in 225 matches.

Ultra high definition televisions at Rs 17-27 lakhs

Sony, Samsung and LG are now gearing up to explore the market for ultra high definition television. These may cost anywhere around Rs 17-27 lakhs with a screen size of 84 and 85 inches. The companies are hopeful of creating a niche in the market and thus generate revenues from that. With the demand for big screen above 55 inches coming up HD is not suitable for picture clarity and so it needs better or UHD technology and it is believed that the market is ready to accept such high-end products.

Hrithik Roshan's brain surgery is successful

Hrithik Roshan had a brain surgery which was successful as informed by his father Rakesh Roshan. Hrithik had received a blow during the shooting of Bang Bang and a clot had formed in his head which led to headaches.

The surgery was for the removal of the clot and it was performed at the Hinduja Hospital. He will be released in 2 days. The neuro-surgery was for 50 minutes and it was over by 3pm.

Hrithik had communicated to his fans about the surgery through Facebook.

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