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Major News and Events of 14 May 2014

What Happened on 14 May 2014

Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag to be the next Indian Army Chief

Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag has been declared by the government as the next Indian Army Chief. Presently the position is held by Gen. Bikram Singh, who will retire on 31 July. Lt. Gen. Suhag was commissioned on 16 June 1974, and has a long career of 40 years in which he has held many prestigious positions. His name was decided in the last cabinet meeting of the Congress-led UPA government.

8.2 million votes to be counted in Delhi

7,000 security personnel will secure the seven counting centres in Delhi, where the counting of 8.2 million votes will begin. Paramilitary staff will guard the centres from inside, whereas Delhi Police will protect these from outside. Delhi voted on 10 April to decide the fate of about 150 candidates contesting for the Lok Sabha elections. 10,000 officials have been deployed to count the votes. Electronic gadgets and telephones are strictly prohibited inside the counting centres. The counting centres also have a separate media room.  

2-6 crore illegal Bangladeshi migrants live in India

India has the largest population of illegal Bangladeshi migrants. Rough estimates suggest the number of such migrants to be between 2 to 6 crore. While launching his book Bangladeshi Migrants - A threat to India, former Border Security Force (BSF) Additional Director General, P K Mishra said, that most of the Bangladeshi migrants live in Bihar, and in Pari Pura, Srinagar in a Bangladeshi migrant village. 25% of the things distributed under the Public Distribution Scheme, go to Bangladeshi migrants, as per media reports.

RCB wins IPL match against DD

Yuvraj Singh’s 68 off 29 balls, including 9 sixes and one four, helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the game against the Delhi Daredevils. The 16-run victory in the IPL-7 is the fourth success of Royal Challengers in 10 matches. With this victory, RCB is now at eight points. Delhi is still at the bottom of the list, by losing eight matches out of 10.

Capital goods sector undergoes downfall

Capital goods stocks fell, giving a break to the three-day winning line, yesterday. Metal and Consumer Durable sector witnessed a great  buying but, on the other hand capital goods and auto sectors were under the burden of decline in sale. 23,964.67 were the highest, and 23,795.16 were the lowest points touched by the Sensex. Consumer durable goods gained 61.26 points, whereas the S&P BSE metal index gained 146.12 points.

Counting centres in Meghalya to be under CCTV surveillance

Meghalaya has voted for two Lok Sabha constituencies on 9 April, and the counting will take place under strict CCTV surveillance. As per media reports, more than 69% electorate cast their votes through 2,581 electronic voting machines (EVM). The decision to use CCTV cameras has been taken by the election officials for the smooth counting of votes. Since 9 April, the EVMs have been kept under tight security.

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