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Major News and Events of 07 November 2013

What Happened on 07 November 2013

Domestic Help Murder Case: BSP MP and his wife sent to 5 days of police custody


Dhananjay Singh, the BSP MP and Jagriti Singh, his wife were sent to 5 days of police custody by a Patiala House Court in Delhi in connection with the murder of a domestic help, Rakhi at their house. There are charges of attempt to murder of another help who is a minor at their house on them. They had also illegally confined them. Dhananjay has the charges of helping his wife as well as for destructing the evidence. Besides these, there are charges of employing a minor for labour under Juvenile Justice Act.

There were two defence counsels for the couple. His wife was alleged to have beaten another domestic help Meena and the three domestic helps also had to undergo the torture of being burnt with hot iron rods. Prosecution had requested for 7 days of police custody for the couple as the police needed to procure more evidence like the hot iron which was used for the torture as well as the camera’s video footage. Time was also needed to find out the details of the agencies who offered the services of the domestic helps. The MP’s counsel stated that his client was in the process of divorce with his wife and and had in fact submitted the camera footage to the police. This claim was rejected as it was stated that those footage were tampered and only some were given to the police.

Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi hold rallies in Chattisgarh


Congress President and Narendra Modi both are on tour of Chattisgarh. While addressing the rally, Sonia Gandhi stated that Raman Singh government did little for addressing the situation of terrorism in the state when the Maoists hit a Congress convoy in Bastar. She also said that the people from the state had to migrate to other states as not much was being done in the field of development. She also asked the people to vote for Congress which believed in uniting people and doing good for the poor in the society.

On the other hand Narendra Modi hit at Nitish Kumar. He indirectly hinted at him as an arrogant minister who cared less for the security of the people in times of crisis and compared him to Raman Singh who was sensitive towards the protection of his people when Maoists carried an attack. Rahul Gandhi was also not spared and was termed a shehzada and the UPA government was termed as Delhi Sultanate.

Before the two rallies were held the security agencies discovered 3 powerful IEDs in Bastar’s Sukma and Narayanpur districts which were defused by them.

Sachin gets out at 10, Rohit Sharma strike a ton in his debut


Rohit Sharma who made a test debut struck a ton in his very 1st test. This saved India from collapse as five wickets have fallen for 83 runs but India was 354 for six at stumps on the 2nd day of the 1st cricket Test against the West Indies at the Eden Gardens. At crease Rohit was 127 not out and Ravichandran Ashwin at 92. They had a partnership of 198 runs for the 7th wicket and still have saved their wickets. India is now ahead by 120 runs in reply to 234 made by the West Indies in the first innings. Sachin was out at 10 and it was then Rohit Sharma came at the crease. Rohit also put a partnership of 73 runs with MS Dhoni.

India 6th in billionaire population


As per the World Billionaire Census 2013 billionaires in India form the 6th largest group in the world. In India the trend which is totally unique from that found elsewhere in the world is the fact that the Indian billionaires stay rooted to their home ground. That is their primary business is always in the home city. 95% of the billionaires here are based in the place where they have grown up. This is totally reverse in case of world where only 23% of the billionaires are there in their home city or have the primary business there. Indian billionaires don’t have exclusive educational qualifications and some even have not completed college education. Here in the country there are in all 103 billionaires and there has been a slump of 5.5% in this category population and there has been a dip in the total billionaire wealth by $10 billion since last year. Mumbai figures among the top 5 billionaire cities in the world and is the only Indian city in the top 10. Only 3% of the billionaire are women.

Crown of Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 studded with glass and not gems


Srishti Rana, named Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 had returned home with joy in her heart, but a shock of different kind was waiting for her. When she came to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, after being adjudged the winner at the beauty contest at Busan, South Korea, she was detained by the custom officials. The reason was she had a jewel studded crown with her without the requisite clearance for it. As per the Indian law, even a crown which has been won at the beauty pageant attracts customs duty. The custom officials asked Shristi to pay the duty and for that valuation was done of the crown. Now comes the interesting part which is it was found that the gems in the crown were actually glass, and it was a fake crown. Srishti left without paying any duty but she must not have been happy with this development.

Sony India launches portable charger at Rs 1590


Sony India has come up with a USB portable charger, Sony CP-V3 with a price tag of Rs. 1,590. This can charge the smartphone anywhere. The charger has a 2,800 mAh battery and is compatible Xperia, Handycam, Cyber-shot and most of the smartphones. The emergency charger comes in red, purple, blue, black, and white colours. This is again chargeable with a computer’s USB port in 6 hours and with AC-USB adapter in around 3.5 hours but the adapter has to be bought separately. The charger is said to withhold 90% of its initial capacity at 1,000 charges.

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