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Major News and Events of 10 January 2013

What Happened on 10 January 2013

Bomb implanted by the Maoists inside dead CRPF trooper's stomach

Maoists implanted a bomb in the stomach of a dead CRPF trooper which was defused after doctors while doing an autopsy raised an alarm. In an ambush, eleven Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed by Maoists in Latehar district, 110 km from Ranchi. Four bodies were recovered on Wednesday. As per the police this is the first time that a bomb has been implanted in. The x-ray reports showed a container connected with the cut mark on the stomach. The bomb was defused and blasted off by the bomb squad after it was removed from the body. It weighed around two kg. 

No 7 percent inflation if diesel prices go up: Rangarajan

The country's headline inflation may not reach the expected seven percent-mark by this financial year end if the central government continues the process of  increasing administered prices of diesel as per C. Rangarajan, the chairman of Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council. The WPI inflation came down to 7.2 percent in November this year from 10.9 percent in April 2010. The central government's measure to hike administered prices of fuel, mainly diesel, might provide hindrance to moderation of inflation in the short run. The Kelkar Committee, appointed by the central government to specify a road map for fiscal consolidation, has earlier prescribed for immediate hike in fuel prices and complete deregulation of diesel prices. The government had hiked diesel prices by Rs.5 per litre in September last year.

Kashyap at career-best ranking of 11

London Olympics quarterfinalist Parupalli Kashyap set a new career high as he reached the rank of World No.11 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings which was released on Thursday. Kashyap, who was earlier ranked as career-best 14th after winning the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow in December. This time he jumped another three places in the men's singles rankings. He said he aimed to be in top 10 by 2013 and he has inched closer to that. Kashyap also said that he expected a jump in rankings.

Shah Rukh works for 28 hours non-stop

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has proved his dedication again and this time he has worked for 28 hours at a stretch without taking a break. The actor, the brand ambassador of Hyundai, did shooting for an advertisement for the car brand and then rehearsed for his performance for the forthcoming Colors Screen Awards which he practiced till early morning. After this he discussed for three hours about strategies for the release of his production venture "Chennai Express".

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 in market tomorrow

Nokia has released its flagship devices, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, in India. The Lumia 920 comes at a price of Rs 38,199 while the Lumia 820 will cost Rs 27,559, These will be available from tomorrow at the stores. The Lumia 620 was also showcased at the Mumbai launch, however the device will be in the market in February. Features of the Nokia Lumia 920 include a curved 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ screen, a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU with 1 GB RAM, 32 GB disk space and 7 GB storage in the cloud with SkyDrive. A bigger 2,000mAh battery which you can use for 10 hours with 3G. The Lumia 920 has NFC, integrated wireless charging, 8.7 megapixel rear PureView camera with HD video. It also comes with a “Super Sensitive Touch,” which lets users handle their smartphone even if they wear gloves.

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