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Major News and Events of 11 January 2016

What Happened on 11 January 2016

IPL 2016: Pune ropes in Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming, a former New Zealand skipper, was hired as the chief coach of the new Pune franchise of the IPL Twenty20 cricket tournament. The ex-coach of Chennai Super Kings is all set to renew his outstanding partnership with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was chosen for the team in the December draft. It may be recalled that the duo has led the Chennai team to two IPL victories and two Champions League T20 trophies. 

More International Projects for Nimrat

Actor Nimrat Kaur, who played an intelligence agent in the fourth season of the TV series homeland, is eyeing more international roles. She has garnered quite a lot of appreciation for her debut on American television. However, the actor refused to divulge her future plans. She only said that she was reading stuff related to an international assignment.

Sensex drops by 200 points

Though Indian markets witnessed weak trade during noon, it managed to trade off the day’s lows. The Sensex fell 165 points and stood at 24,768. This was recorded after it dropped 300 points in early morning trade after the Chinese shares faced a downturn. The Nifty, on the other hand, traded at 7550, 60 points lower than the normal. 

Woman 'molested' onboard Indigo Flight

A woman travelling to Delhi from Kolkata accused a fellow passenger of molesting her. The man has been arrested. Both the passengers who were onboard an Indigo flight are residents ofDelhi, said sources. According to eye witnesses, boarding was still underway when suddenly the woman, who was already seated, started shouting for help and accused the man sitting beside her of molestation. Both passengers were deboarded and the plane took off on schedule. 

BJP Leaders detained in Malda

Days after the violence in Malda’s Kaliachak, 3 BJP Parliamentarians - who were sent to the site to take a stock of the situation and check the veracity of facts – were detained by police early on Monday. B.D. Ram, S.S. Ahluwalia and Bhupendra Yadav was sent by party chief Amit Shah on a ‘fact-finding’ mission, but could not proceed to the site of violence as prohibitory orders are in effect in Kaliachak town. They will be sent back to Kolkata by the next train.

India-Japan Coast Guard Exercise on Jan 15

Come January 15 and a combined coast guard exercise will be held in Chennai. The sea exercise between the two nations has been organized to strengthen ties and improve the joint operating procedures between the Indian and Japanese coast guards. According to sources, ‘Echigo’ – a Japan Coast Guard ship – will be in Chennai from 11-16 January and the highlight of the event would be a staged hijacking of a vessel and its subsequent rescue by coast guards of both countries.  

IT youths make free Wi-Fi available in 3 Bhopal villages

The three villages of Bavadikeda Jagir, Shivnathpura and Devria in Bhopal are enjoying the benefits of free Wi-Fi, courtesy a master plan by four IT professionals from Madhya Pradesh. The youths have spent nearly Rs 2 lakhs from their own account to provide the facility in the hamlets. The success is for everyone to see as more than 100 mobile users, some youths with laptops and a Bank of India kiosk are using this uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection. 

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