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Major News and Events of 07 October 2012

What Happened on 07 October 2012

Vadra levels the allegations as derogatory and meant to malign his family

Robert Vadra has stated that the accusations of him getting unjustified favors from DLF are absolutely baseless and slanderous and are supposed to give a bad name to his family. Meanwhile Arvind Kejriwal has stated that Vadra is yet to answer queries regarding his connections with the company. Congress has been targeting Kejriwal and other members of India Against Corruption accusing them of bringing disrepute to the whole system and wanting cheap fame. BJP, meanwhile, has stated that instead of doing this they should clarify the whole situation through proper procedures. Vadra has stated that he abides by the laws, especially in his business transactions and has been in the industry for the past 21 years.

On Sunday Vadra thanked people for showing concern for him on his Facebook page stating that he had coped with the loss of his near and dear ones and was thus capable of handling all the negativity being directed towards him. Kejriwal though has been persistent in demanding answers to what he feels are specific queries from Vadra and also dismissed DLF’s answers as being far from the truth. DLF, on its part, has asked for answers from IAC and it is expected answers will be provided by October 8.

Woman beaten to death in Kashmir, 3 cops held
Four individuals, including three police officers, have been arrested in Anantnag district in Kashmir on October 7 for supposedly beating a woman dead while conducting a police search for smuggled drugs. Police has revealed that one among the arrested is the son-in-law of the deceased and after the autopsy report comes further investigation will be done in the case.
The deceased, named Mukhti was 65 year old and her death saw a protest demonstration at Ahlaan Gadool village in Kokarnag, Anantnag on October 5. Her family members said that she was beaten up mercilessly and had complained of chest pain before her death. The villagers also stated that the police had raided her home on the basis of supposedly false information provided by the son-in-law who operates as a police informer.
Akai attempts to make 43 percent growth in sales in India
Akai is aiming to take its India sales figure to INR 250 crore, a growth of 43 percent in the 2012-13 fiscal with some new and innovative products for the Indian market. The organization has in the first week of October 2012 come up with a smart box powered by android that can change any television to a smart television. It is priced at INR 6590.
The Managing Director of Akai, Pranay Dhabhai, has stated that the instrument is going to change the very way television is viewed in the country as customers can upgrade their televisions to high definition ones without changing the sets themselves. Akai has also come up with a 29 inch television during August 2012, which is supposed to help increase the company’s sales as well.
Seafood exports go down by 30%
With regards to exports of marine products India achieved an unprecedented figure of 3.5 billion dollars in 2011-12 but so far till August 2012 there has been a reduction of 30 percent in seafood exports. Industry officials say that recession in Europe and the US, the major export markets for these products, is the basic reason in this regard.
A leading seafood exporter has informed the media that the prospects of seafood exports in India do not look too well if there is no sudden change in the economic condition of these countries. The markets are weaker than before and sales have decreased as well. In the coming months fresh orders are supposed to be placed for the Christmas season but if they are not too satisfactory then things can get a bit dicey for the seafood sector and it might also be difficult to match up to last year’s achievements.
Maken announces introduction of National Physical Fitness Programme

The Union Sports Minister, Ajay Maken, has stated that the Indian government will soon be launching the National Physical Fitness Programme (NPFP), which will be conducted on an all India level. It is supposed to be like Sports and Physical Aptitude Test (SPAT), which has been started by Haryana in 2011.

Maken has stated that the program has met with the approval of the Planning Commission and will be included in the 12th Five Year Plan. He has praised the way athletes and sportsperson from Haryana have performed at major events like the Olympics, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games. He has further stated that if other states could replicate Haryana’s methods India will be among the top teams at the global events.

Big Boss 6 springs a surprise or two

The 6th season of popular reality TV show Big Boss, hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, promises something different with a never before seen mix of contestants like an unconventional hairstylist, some social activists, and a divorced celebrity couple among others. Navjot Singh Sidhu, former cricketer turned politician and commentator, was the first entrant followed by south Indian heroin Sana Khan and Vrajesh Hirji. They were followed by Sampat Pal, who heads an activist group for women named Gulabi Gang.

Aseem Trivedi, a cartoonist recently in news for his anti corruption work and television actresses Aashka Goradia, Sayantani Ghosh and Urvashi Dholakia entered the Big Boss house next. They are joined by Dinesh Yadav, a Bhojpuri actor, Sapna Bhavnani, a celebrity hairstylist and actors Rajeev Paul and Delnaz Paul who are now divorced. Also on the show will be Karishma Kotak and Niketan Madhok, well known models. Rounding off the cast is Kashif Qureshi, a martial artist from Hyderabad who is the non celebrity in the show.

India takes an initiative to help bring light in Pakistan villages
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has established a couple of power micro grids at a village named Chak 313 in Sahiwal Pakistan. The chief of TERI, RK Pachauri, has stated that a couple of desktops and extra solar water heaters will be provided to Gah village in Sahiwal. This is a part of a program named Lighting a Million Lives that has already given electricity to more than 380 thousand families in rural India.
Pachauri has stated that at present Pakistan is in a critical position regarding energy shortage. The estimated expenditure for these projects has been INR 100 thousand as per Pachauri but he also stated that when viewed in the context of warmth and goodwill being created in Pakistan because of these projects the cost did not amount to much.

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