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Major News and Events of 10 June 2013

What Happened on 10 June 2013

Prakash Jha to use social media for the promo of "Satyagraha"

Filmmaker Prakash Jha would be utilizing social media to promote his upcoming movie Satyagraha. He wants to use social media as this was the platform which has been used to express discontent against the system by the people. The movie is based on middle class protest against a system which was corrupt.

In the movie, Amitabh Bachchan (the protagonist) is believed to portray the role based on that of Anna Hazare, while Kareena Kapoor essays the role of a reporter. Ajay Devgn and Arjun Rampal will also have stellar roles in the film that releases on August 23. Jha said that social media cannot be ignored as public protest in the recent times has been through the same.

Audi computer mouse unveiled

Audi, the luxury car manufacturer, unveiled a wireless computer mouse. The mouse is shaped in the form of an Audi vehicle and is available at all Audi authorized dealers in India. The mouse has wireless connection. The Audi computer mouse can be used both in PC or Mac and is priced at INR 5,599 and is available in grey color with USB interface (1.1 or 2.0).

Raj Kundra suspended till enquiry done

The BCCI has suspended Raj Kundra from indulging in any cricketing activity. This would be till the enquiry is completed. The Rajasthan Royals co-owner had admitted he was involved in betting for his own team as per the Delhi police and his passport was seized.

His counsel Majeed Memon termed the BCCI’s decision as hasty and irresponsible. He stated that Raj Kundra could have been called and questioned and then a show cause notice should have been issued. He also stated that the suspension order will be challenged and that the police did not have ample evidence to prove the charges.

L&T consortium gets Rs 6,699.50-cr project

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) along with Sojitz Corp, the Japanese group, has got a contract of Rs 6,699.50 crore from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation.The contract has been received in the railways business.

This would entail to creation of 626 km of double track corridors in three states stretching from Rewari to Iqbalgarh that is from in Haryana to Gujarat crossing through Rajasthan. This is the component of the western corridor of 1,490 km length which has been proposed from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, that is from Delhi to Mumbai. The project will require four years to complete.

In UP, hiked power tariff to begin from Monday

The increased power tariff came into effect in Uttar Pradesh today. It had been announced on May 31.

As per the tariff the domestic users will pay 35% extra while the rural sector will have to shell out 45%. The bills will have old power tariff till June 9.

This new rate will be effective on the 7th day after the notification was published. The government is not willing to rollback the hike heeding to the demands. It was decided the new tariff will roll on from Monday. The hike confirmation was given by the Director (Commercial) of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited gave the confirmation of the hike, and he further informed that all the formalities have been done for the roll on from Monday as in the updates needed in the billing software have been done and the recent tariff plan has been loaded there.

Advani resigns from major posts in the BJP

L.K. Advani has resigned from the posts of national executive, the parliamentary board and the election committee in the party specifying the reason that the leaders were more concerned with their personal priorities.

His anger was expressed in the letter written to the BJP President, Rajnath Singh. This happened a day after BJP elevated Narendra Modi. The letter sent though does not mention Modi but the language makes it amply clear that Advani’s resignation is connected to that.

Advani has stated in the letter that he had been observing the developments in the party and has found it difficult to be in sync with the way the party was functioning. He even said that he did not find the party the same as it was founded. Their ideal was to serve the people but now it is more of personal priorities.

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