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What Happened on 10 September 2013


Death toll reaches 32 in Muzaffarnagar violence

 

The death toll in the communal violence that started in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh over the weekend has now reached 32 as 2 more bodies were recovered today. It was generally peaceful today in the region barring some isolated incidents. It all started when people started pelting stones at a bus which had onboard people on their way to a "mahapanchayat". This was where the seniors of the two religious groups were to meet to come out with an amicable solution to dissipate the tension which was there since three youth were killed on Aug 27 when they were stalking a girl. Security was heightened on trains headed for western Uttar Pradesh and others which pass through the area stone pelting at trains happened in Shamli on Monday evening. GRP is on alert to offer security and there has been additional deployment of forces in the violence hit area. Doors and windows of the trains are shut when they cross this region. In Muzaffarnagar curfew is still there. All forms of mass meetings have been banned by the state home department..

Four accused in the Delhi gang rape case convicted

Four accused in the Delhi gang rape case were today convicted of charges of gang rape and murder among other charges by a Delhi fast track court. Six men had gang raped and brutally assaulted 23 year old physiotherapy intern on December 16. She succumbed to grave injuries on December 29 at a hospital in Singapore.

Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna declared the four accused guilty and the charges imposed on them among others were:

  • Gang rape
  • Murder
  • Attempt to murder (victim’s male friend was brutally attacked as well)
  • Unusual offences,
  • Destroying the evidence
  • Dacoity

The accused were presented in the court. Their sentence will be announced tomorrow. One of the six person charged with the heinous crime was found dead in his cell while the juvenile who was the most brutal of all has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment. In this case the charge sheet was filed on January 3, trial began on February 5. 85 witnesses were produced by the prosecution and 17 by defence.

Kareena Kapoor wants to be on cover even when she is 60

Kareena Kapoor has donned the cover of the Filmfare magazines as many as 20 times, and she has grabbed six Filmfare awards. But she wants more and stated that her association can never have enough of the brand Filmfare. She is on the cover of the recent edition as well. She said all the actors want to be on its cover and get as many awards as possible and so does she and would love to be there on the cover even when she is 60 years old. Her next release is Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, under Karan Johar’s production.

IPL to move to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh next year?

 

It is time for Indian Premier League to move again out of the country that is what it seems with the Lok Sabha Elections in the offing next year the same time. Incidentally earlier too in 2009 IPL had moved to South Africa for the same reason. This time it may go to Sri Lanka or Bangladesh, or both the countries will host the event. Though the election dates are still not out it seems that would overlap with the IPL as it is hosted in April and May. As of now it is being thought that some matches may be played here in India and other matches elsewhere.

Sensex gains 702 points highest since 2009

BSE Sensex soared to 702.29 points or around 4% on Tuesday. Since 2009 this has been the biggest gain on a single day. This rise was spurred by blue chips, as the apprehensions for a US attack on Syria has been averted. Also the fact that rupee has been strong has renewed the hopes of foreign funds inflow. ITC grabbed a profit of 6.3% HDFC Ltd that of 6.1%. NSE Nifty with 50 scrips soared 216.35 points or 3.8% highest since July 25. Whereas BSE Sensex had a 3.7 % gain which was highest end since July 24. This was the fourth session of gain in a row after the FII injected around INR 20 billion or 306.26 million USD of cash shares in the earlier three sessions.

Free SMS service for news and happenings by All India Radio

All India Radio has unveiled a free SMS service which updates the subscribers with the important news and happenings. Information and Broadcasting Minister, Manish Tewari, launched this along with the Bharat Nirman online portal. Interestingly the pilot project was launched 6 months back and since there was huge response so it has been launched on a wide scale. There are 2 lakh subscribers as of now and it is being hoped that will reach 5 lakh subscribers soon. What is the important factor here is that AIR can get information from far flung places and efforts are on to bring in the news from the northeast as well. Those who want to subscribe to the services will need to send an SMS or text message 'AIRNEWS their name to 08082080820 or give a missed call to the specified number. They will get then news headlines and a brief update related to public utility schemes of the government.




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