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Major News and Events of 11 September 2015

What Happened on 11 September 2015

Sonam Chugh wins in Karnataka Golf Festival

Sonam Chugh, winner of the 2015 World Corpoprate Golf Challenge in Portugal, raised local cheers when she returned with 37 Stableford points to win in 0-5 handicap category on day two of the seventh Toyota Karnataka Golf Festival at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) course. Chugh, a five-handicapper, said: "Every victory is special and so is this one. Now that I have the experience of winning abroad, I am keeping my fingers crossed for booking a slot for the World Golfers Championship and making everyone proud." Source: IANS

AAP MLA detained during DUSU polls

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Sanjeev Jha and two of his party supporters were on Friday detained during Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls, police said. Sanjeev Jha, who is the MLA from Burari constituency in north Delhi, was detained along with the party supporters Aashish Tyagi and Neeraj Pathak around 12.20 p.m. Police said that the legislator and his associates were detained for a few minutes for breach of code of conduct as they were wandering near Ramjas College while voting was going on. Source: IANS

Swati loses in quarters at archery Worlds

Indian archer Swati Dudhwal lost to Ana Cristina Juarez of Mexico in the quarter-finals of the fourth leg of the archery World Cup.Dudhwal lost her battle with the Mexican in the compound women's individual category with the score reading 136-139. In the same event, Jayalakshmi Sarikonda failed to get past her third round opponent -- Paige Pearce of USA who pocketed the match 142-138. Source: IANS

Gionee invests $50 mn to contract manufacture handsets

Chinese handset-maker Gionee said that it is investing $50 million to contract manufacture handsets in association with Taiwan-based electronics assembly manufacturer Foxconn and Noida-based electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider Dixon. "Gionee will be investing 50 million US$ in the next three years on manufacturing in India. While Foxconn will make Gionee handsets out of Andhra Pradesh, Dixon will use its Delhi-based facility to manufacture Gionee phones," the company said. Source: IANS

Modi expresses regret over Chandigarh shutdown; orders probe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed regret over the inconvenience caused to people after his four-hour visit to Chandigarh led to the closure of schools and Chandigarh’s main cremation ground, besides causing traffic snarls that paralysed the city."An inquiry will be held and responsibility will be fixed for the inconvenience caused to the people of Chandigarh," Modi tweeted.“The inconvenience caused to citizens in Chandigarh, especially shutting of schools due to my visit is regretted. It was totally avoidable,” added Modi. Source:IANS

Odisha government failed to accelerate development: Rahul

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has asked state party leaders to raise issues affecting the common man in Odisha as the Naveen Patnaik government had "failed to accelerate development in various sectors". "Naveen Patnaik-ji has left a huge gap in terms of development index in the state. I told the Congress leaders to raise the issues of hospitals, health care, education and irrigation in the state," Rahul told the media after a meeting of the Odisha Congress. Source: IANS

Intex Technologies launches new LED TV

Domestic electronics company Intex Technologies has launched its LED-5010 full HD television for Rs.39,990. "The new TV is equipped with what Intex calls the Eye Safe T-Matrixe technology that removes undue lag and balances every feature smartly that makes television viewing seamless," the company said in a release. "Its faster response time of just 9 milliseconds keeps blurry image at bay while ensuring that the picture clarity remains intact," the release said. Source: IANS

Six Indians killed in Yemen aerial bombardment, one missing: MEA

India said that six Indians had died following aerial bombardment of their boats off Yemen coast while one Indian was unaccounted for. In a statement, external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the bodies of six of the missing persons aboard two boats were recovered on Thursday and brought to the military hospital in Djibouti. He said that the two boats, 'Mustafa' and 'Asmar', carrying a total of 21 Indian nationals came under aerial attack on September 8. Following the incident, 14 nationals were rescued while seven were initially reported missing. Source: IANS

100 MSMEs to participate in CeBIT India expo

About 100 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will participate in the second CeBIT India expo to showcase their products and solutions here October 29-31. "As the MSME segment is poised to play a major role in the economy, its development is key to meet financial inclusion and create jobs in urban and rural areas across the country," CeBIT organiser Hannover Fairs India managing director Mehul Lanvers-Shah said in a statement. Source: IANS

Shami, Jadeja in preparatory camp for Proteas series

Bengal pacer Mohammed Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will fancy their chances of staging a comeback to the Indian squad after being included in the preparatory camp for the upcoming home series against South Africa which gets underway next month.Shami has been battling injury problems since the World Cup in Australia earlier this year, where he played a crucial role in India's run to the semi-finals, picking up 17 wickets in seven matches at an average of 17.29. Source: IANS

Four killed in ongoing Kashmir gunfight

At least two militants and two army soldiers were killed in a gunfight between the security forces and separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. "An encounter started at Laribal Rajwar (Handwara) forest area in Kupwara district between troops of 21 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and militants during the night. Source: IANS

Modi to address rally in UP

Prime minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a public rally in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. After a brief stopover in Saharanpur, he will fly to neighbouring Uttarakhand, where he would call on his ailing guru Swami Dayanand Giri at Shishamjhadi in Rishikesh. He will then fly to Chandigarh where he has engagements, an official said. The officials said that all security and other arrangements have been completed. Source: IANS

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