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Major News and Events of 09 September 2012

What Happened on 09 September 2012

Pakistan visit fruitful: Krishna

Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna termed his three days Pakistan visit as "fruitful" At the Allama Iqbal International Airport for a day-long visit to Lahore, Krishna told the media that pacts on visa liberalization and cultural promotion has been signed with Pakistan, which would help promote bilateral ties. He further stated that the talks between the leaders of the two countries would be fruitful as India wanted peaceful relations with Pakistan as it would ensure the prosperity of the region. In Lahore, Krishna met Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif as well as Punjab Governor Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa. Shahbaz Sharif stated India and Pakistan should have a dialogue on all pending issues. They also talked about measures to promote trade through the Atari-Wagah land border. Krishna arrived in Lahore from Islamabad where he met his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar on Saturday, September 9. He returned to India on Sunday evening.

Thackeray says Sushma Swaraj is the right choice for PM's post

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has stated that the BJP leader Sushma Swaraj is best suited to becoming the next prime minister. BJP played down his remarks and specified that this decision will be taken at the right time. Thackeray said there is a long queue for the post of prime minister and she is deserving, intelligent and can be the perfect choice for prime minister. His comments imply that his party would not favor Modi as NDA's prime ministerial candidate. In BJP party circles Modi is along with Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and party chief Nitin Gadkari are viewed as potential prime ministerial candidates and even Lal Krishna Advani thinks he is not totally out of the race.

Verghese Kurien, the architect of milk revolution passes away

Verghese Kurien, who was instrumental in bringing out milk revolution in the country, passed away on Sunday in a hospital in Nadiad after a prolonged illness. He was 91 years of age and was ailing with kidney problems for quite some time. He passed away around 2 a.m. on Sunday, September 9.He had served as head of both - National Dairy Development Board and the Gujarat Co-Operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) - for many decades. He was the person who transformed the neighborhood 'doodhwala' (milkman) into a key player in the country's struggle for economic development right at the grassroots level. He laid the foundation of democratic enterprises at the remote villages and hamlets and people voluntarily participated in it. Kurien was known as the architect of India's White Revolution, which led to India being the world's largest milk producer. This was in the 1970s at a time when food security was the critical issue.

First ever decline in mobile subscriptions show uncertainty in telecom industry

There has been a decline in the number of mobile subscribers which imply uncertainty in the telecom market. That the government needs to come up with a concrete policy to address the issue is evident. As per the data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the country faced its first ever decline in number of telecom subscriber base from 965.52 million in June 944.81 million in July.This has happened mainly due to few operators like STel and Etisalat going out of business. A number of customers have also unsubscribed from Uninor which may be losing all its licences following Supreme Court's order.

'Barfi' to release on September 14

Barfi, the movie directed by Anurag Basu, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz, Akash Khurana and Sumona Chakravarti, is the talk of the town and is slated for release on September 14. The movie is the story about Murphy (Ranbir Kapoor)who is fondly nicknamed Barfi. The movie depicts a series of events which tell about selfless love and happiness in the smallest things of life.

14 Pakistanis among 80 overseas players in Hockey India League auction

The much experienced Sohail Abbas is among 14 Pakistan hockey stars who have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League scheduled from Jan 5 to Feb 3 next year. Abbas is one of the world's best drag-flick exponents, and has a record of scoring the maximum number of international goals in the history of hockey that is 349 goals. The 14 players also include 19 year old forward, Ali Shan.80 overseas players will be present at the HIL Players Auction to be held next month.

India's second moon mission will be dependant on Russia: ISRO chief

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Radhakrishnan chief said that the India’s second moon mission will be dependant on Russia's decision after its failed inter-planetary mission with China. He also specified that India was not in the race with China to Mars. For Chandrayaan-2, Russia will be providing the lander and India will build the lunar orbiter and rover. Russia will be coming up with a decision after their review.The Chandrayaan 2 is scheduled for 2014 with India's heavier rocket -- Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).

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