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Major News and Events of 09 April 2013

What Happened on 09 April 2013

Center biased against non-Congress states: Modi

Narendra Modi accused the UPA government of discrimination against non-Congress ruled states. He said they were doing this in defiance of the constitution and voice should be raised on this. He further added this was destroying the dreams of states like West Bengal. He said that the fact that people have elected them does not give them the power  to discriminate. Modi also brought in reference the relations between the NDA government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the Left Front government in West Bengal between 1998 and 2004. He stated that even though here there was a Communist government and at Delhi, there was the Vajpayee government "there was no complaint of discrimination from Bengal". He was addressing a meeting organised by the MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Bharat Chamber of Commerce. He also stated that national integrity was being threatened with this bias by the central government. He said, "When states do well, the (central) government comes forward to take credit. But if anything goes wrong, the onus is on the state government. They must learn to take the entire country along."

All-party meeting on land takeover bill April 18

There was no consensus on the all-party meeting on the land acquisition bill on Tuesday that prompted the government to schedule another meeting on April 18.Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath stated that all parties has been were asked to provide their suggestions by April 15 which would be circulated on April 16, ahead of the next meeting. The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011, aims to look into the issue industry faces in acquisition of land for setting up projects.The bill ensures land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement of the displaced people and it is proposed to replace the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.Nath informed that the parties mainly wanted the bill to be passed at the earliest but they had some suggestions. The bill would provide a fair compensation to land owners in both rural and urban areas with the specification that consent of 80 percent of the people for acquiring land for private industry was required.

30 Tihar Jail inmates got selected in placement drive

30 inmates of the Tihar Jail got selected by 15 companies in the fourth campus placement drive organized by jail authorities on Tuesday.They were interviewed by companies at Tihar's Jail No.3. The 30 inmates with good character, who will get release in the next six months, were recruited by 15 companies after they met certain criteria specified by these companies. 30 companies were supposed to visit Tihar Jail but only 15 companies came. The jobs offered included  sales executives, data entry operators and marketing executives. Akshay Chauhan, 35, and Sushil Gupta, in his late 30s, two convicts got selected with an offer of Rs.3 lakh and Rs.2.40 lakh per annum respectively by Ariz Media Pvt. Ltd. Tihar Jail had created a record in 2012 when 142 inmates got selected by companies, with three of them bagging a package of Rs.3.60 lakh per annum each.The campus recruitment process at the Tihar Jail was initiated by the former jail superintendent M.K. Dwivedi and it was launched in February 2010 as part of a rehabilitation programme for prisoners after their release.Tihar Jail has more than 12,000 prisoners of various categories.

Animated Tendulkar in 'Master Blasters'

Sachin Tendulkar will now be seen in  an animated avatar."Master Blasters" is a 3D action, comedy and adventure TV animation series. Here, the animated Sachin is appointed by the Programme for International Training of Cricket Heroes (PITCH) to lead a cricket camp and train 12 young cricketers from around the world. He has the company of a dog too. There there is another cricket camp led by an animated version of cricketer Peter Taylor, who will be competing with Sachin's team members. Sachin is happy with this and stated that the world of animation always fascinated him, and the production team should see to it that some human values and learnings are conveyed along with the entertainment. 

Lata Mangeshkar thinks she no longer fits in Indian cinema

Lata Mangeshkar feels she is no fits in the film industry now. Even after recording songs for more than 1,000 films in 36 languages in a seven decades career, she now feels out of place. She stated that the cinema has changed much, and she has no qualms about it and does not blame anyone. If she tried singing now she won't be able to render a beautiful song. She was at an event organised to announce the recipients of Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards. Lata had sung classical to romantic numbers to ghazals to bhajans, that is in a variety of genres.

FIRs will be registered online in Haryana

There will be online registration of first information reports (FIRs) against power thefts in Haryana, an officer of the state's power utilities informed about this on Tuesday. This would be done for prompt registration of FIRs against cases of theft of electricity. The vigilance directorate of the Haryana Power Utilities initiated the online system for submitting complaints under the Criminal Investigation Management System (CIMS).  Devender Singh, chairman and managing director of Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam stated that the officials have been asked to lodge FIRs against power theft through the online system within 24 hours of the time theft was detected.

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