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Major News and Events of 12 November 2013

What Happened on 12 November 2013


Delhi experiences four tremors

Delhi experienced four tremors which were of minor intensity in a time span of four hours. No casualty or damage was reported. The tremors were in the range of 2.5 to 3.3 on the Richter scale; this was conveyed by R.S. Dattatreya, director of the department of seismology at the Indian Meteorological Department. The epicenter was located in Delhi and its neighboring areas. The four tremors continued for 3-4 minutes.

The 1st tremor which measured 3.1 on the Richter scale happened at 12:40 am. The 2nd one measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale was at 1:41 a.m. At 1:55am the 3rd one occurred and the last tremor which was 2.5 on the Richter scale took place at 3.40 a.m. This caused panic among the residents who ran out of their houses into the open. Delhi and the NCR is in the very sensitive Seismic Zone 4.In this zone Delhi, Indo-Gangetic basin, Jammu and Kashmir, Koyna in Maharashtra also fall.

Maoists attack on BSF vehicles, two troopers and the vehicle driver killed

 

Maoists attacked a BSF vehicle in the forests of Bastar in Chhattisgarh. This resulted in the death of two troopers and the vehicle driver in the ambush in the Sukma district. The BSF troopers were returning after the first phase of elections to the assembly in Chattisgarh was peacefully completed. The Maoists had boycotted this election. Improvised Explosive Devise or IED was used for the blast which occurred either on the bridge or close by in place which is 380 km from Raipur. Further details of the blast are still pending. Maoists have created a stronghold in Bastar for three decades. Second phase of elections are scheduled onNovember 19.

FIR to be registered by the police or they will face action: SC

The Supreme Court has stated that it is compulsory that the police to files an FIR when a person complains for a cognizable offence registration. Failing to do so will invite action against the police officer. The apex court bench which was headed by the Chief Justice Sathasivam said on the compulsory registration of FIR for offences which are cognizable that entail to punishment of 3 years or more when a person is convicted and a person can be arrested without a warrant by an investigating officer.But if in the complaint the cognizable offence is not disclosed then the investigating officer can do initial inquiry to find out whether it is a cognizable offence or not though the enquiry should be done within a week. These can be cases such as medical negligence, matrimonial disputes, offences which are commercial in nature. The court further specified that these were just an illustration and not an exhaustive list of which of the offences may require preliminary inquiry to determine the cognizable nature. If after the inquiry it is found that it does not amount to a cognizable offence then a closure report will be given to the first informant within 7 days. The court passed this order after three judges bench in 2012 referred a matter related to kidnapping of a minor girl in UP. The girl’s mother had appealed to the court that the local police refused to lodge the FIR.

Rs1958 crore of assistance by Japan to India

Japan will be providing Rs 1,958 crore (30.7 billion yen) to India for the purpose of campus development at IIT Hyderabad and also for promoting investment in Tamil Nadu. Formalities for this were done by Rajesh Khullar, who is the joint secretary in the finance ministry, and ambassador of Japan to India, Takeshi Yagi. At the IIT Hyderabad in the 2nd phase of campus development Rs 1129 crore will be utilized. Rs 829 crore by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will go to Tamil Nadu Investment Promotion Programme. This programme aims to better the investment environment in Tamil Nadu by doing away with the deterrents for foreign investors. Infrastructure development in the factories and industrial zones of Chennai will be one of the components of this programme. In these zones the international manufacturers have their factories.

Krrish 3 the fastest movie to make Rs 200 crore

It’s only ten days and Krrish 3 has grossed Rs.200 crore and has become the fastest film to get into this club. It reached the Rs. 100 crore in 4 days and it has now reached the 200 crore club in 10 days after it earned Rs.16.35 crore on Sunday. Till now the total earnings are Rs.211.73 crore in India. With this the movie edged past Chennai Express which earned Rs 200 crore in 15 days and is now the 2nd after Chennai Express as far as total earnings are concerned. The movie was made on a budget of Rs 100-150 crore and was released in 3500 screens.

Idea Cellular reduces data tariff rate

Mobile internet is popular like never before and the service providers are vying with each other to bring out most attractive packages for its consumers. Idea Cellular has reduced the 2G data tariffs by almost 90% in India and slashed the 3G tariffs by 33% for the next six months effective from November 15. The new and the existing customers of the Idea Cellular both prepaid and postpaid will be eligible for this. In 10 Idea circles people can use 3G and 2G at the same rate. The user base in 22 of its circles is of 33 million. Earlier Vodafone had reduced the rates by 80% and Airtel slashed in Punjab and Haryana by 90%. 3G users in 10 circles will be able to save up till 30%. The company has 3G spectrum in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, UP West and East,Maharashtra and Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Haryana, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.




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