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Major News and Events of 09 December 2012

What Happened on 09 December 2012

Pakistan troops open fire at Indian posts in Kashmir

Pakistani army opened fire at Krishna Ghati sector 250 km from Jammu in the mountainous district of Poonch using light machine guns, rockets and small arms. The Indian Army informed that the firing started at 11 pm on Saturday and continued till 7 am on Sunday. It was an attempt to cover up for the infiltration of terrorists who wanted to cross the LoC and get into Jammu and Kashmir. Though the Indian Army prevented this with a measured response and controlled the firing, search was on whether any terrorist was able to sneak in through the border or not.In another incident, a soldier was injured in a landmine blast while patrolling near the Salotri post in Krishna Ghati sector.The army termed it as a stray landmine but people in Mendhar town stated that these landmines were planted by "Pakistani agents" to cause harm to the Indian Army.

Zee chief questioned for second day

Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra faced questions for the second consecutive day.He has stated that he would sue Jindal Group for defamation as it had alleged an extortion bid of Rs.100-crore by two journalists of the channel.He along with his son and Zee Group managing director Puneet Goenka came to the Delhi Police Crime Branch office for the questioning session. Goenka was permitted to leave after 15 minutes of questioning. Chandra's questioning session extended for six hours and ended around 8 p.m. Chandra had also alleged that the Jindal Group was offering Rs.25 crore and he got aware of the incident five days after the first information report (FIR) got registered by Jindal," he claimed.The complaint by Jindal was filed on Oct 2.

Zaheer, Yuvraj, Harbhajan dropped for fourth Test

The selectors on Friday dropped senior players Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh from the team after the debacle at Eden Gardens where the home side suffered a seven-wicket loss to England. Parwinder Awana, Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja have been roped in as replacements for the fourth and final Test beginning in Nagpur on Dec 13.Sandeep Patil-led selection committee was expected to come up with strong decisions as India is down 1-2 in the four-match series. And some strict decisions were taken without going to the extent of dropping Sachin Tendulkar.

Deadlock continues over stalled Infosys project in Bengal

IT bellwether Infosys has hinted there was no immediate solution to the deadlock over its stalled project in West Bengal. The IT major said that it was waiting for the response of the Mamata Benerjee government on according SEZ status or offering similar benefits to its proposed Rajarhat project.The project has faced a stumbling block because the Trinamool Congress government has refused to grant special economic zone (SEZ) status to it. The government though promised that similar benefits may be provided but is yet to get back on this situation. Infosys has paid Rs.75 crore for 50 acres of land at the satellite township of Rajarhat.

Mary Kom says if she acts in any movie that will flop

London Olympics bronze medalist M.C. Mary Kom jokingly said that if she acts in the movie on her life, the movie was sure to flop.Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's biographical film on Mary Kom narrates her struggle to the top. Actor Priyanka Chopra will be in the lead role.Mary Kom said she was very happy and excited about the film. She thinks it was a dream come true as she never imagined a movie would be made on her. She also met Priyanka a couple of days back in Mumbai to discuss the movie.

Now you can buy Audi at Indore

Automobile lovers of Indore are in for a pleasant surprise as their dream of owning an Audi will come true now. The German premium car manufacturer has announced that it aims to get into pre-owned car market in Indore and other cities. From the next financial year the facilities will be available at eight dealership outlets. And cities like Indore and Bhopal will be included later.Audi has the plus program which ensures same luxury buying experience to new car and used car customers.The programme includes more than 110 checkpoints so that every minute detail of the car and purchase can be looked into.

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