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Major News and Events of 15 November 2013

What Happened on 15 November 2013

Train accident at Nasik


A train accident in Maharashtra led to death of four persons and left 50 injured. The Nizamuddin (Delhi)-Ernakulam Mangala Express met with an accident when it derailed. This happened at 6:30 am in the dangerous ghat area of Nashik falling in between Ghoti and Igatpuri stations along the Central Railway route. The four bogies of the train were found lying on the adjoining tracks. The rail movement in the Mumbai-Nashik route has been completely blocked in the process. The injured passengers have been admitted in the hospital in Ghoti as well as in the private hospitals in Igatpuri. At present it appears that multiple fractures on the track may be the reason for the derailment. The train was said to be travelling at the speed of about 100 kmph. Railway Commissioner for Safety will be conducting an investigation to look into the cause of the accident.

SBI to raise Rs 5000 crore by sale of bonds


State Bank of India will be generating Rs. 5,000 crore through bonds by the end of this financial year (FY14). SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya though specified that the exact amount is yet to be decided but it would be around Rs. 5,000 crore. The country’s biggest lender intends to raise more than Rs. 9,000 crore in tier-I capital utilizing the mode of standardized institutional placement to boost its capital. Government will also inject Rs. 2,000 crore by allotting shared based on preference. The SBI will be lending to all the sectors but at the same time will also be focusing on increasing the retail book.

Sachin gets out at 74, India 495 runs all out, West Indies 43 for 3


A golden era of cricket possibly came to an end today after Sachin Tendulkar walked to the pavilion, making 74 runs off 118 balls in which he smashed twelve 4s. For 24 years he had engaged the millions with his play, the cricketer got a standing ovation when he was walking back to the pavilion. Many wished they could see him again walk to the crease.

India made 495 runs in the first innings with centuries scored by Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma. West Indies lost three wickets for 43 and were trailing by 270 runs at stumps. Chris Gayle at 6 was at the crease and the match ended with Darren Bravo declared out.

Salt sold at Rs 150 per kg due to rumor of salt crisis


There is a new trend where the essential items go missing from the market or their prices shoot up and then panic buying and hoarding starts. The households were reeling under onion crisis when temporary potato shortage happened in West Bengal and now it is salt. In Bihar the essential commodity is being sold at Rs 150 per kg. The rumour of shortage of salt has created panic and people were standing in queue to get hold of salt. In Bihar 9 persons have been arrested who were spreading the rumour about salt crisis. Salt is generally sold at Rs 8-16 per kg. From Bihar the panic buying is now being followed in West Bengal and Meghalaya as well. This has compounded already strained relation between JD-U and BJP as Bihar’s food minister has blamed the BJP for spreading rumour of this artificial crisis. Police were shocked to know salt was being sold at Rs 50-Rs 150 per kg in anticipation of shortage.

Seven transmitting stations along Indian coast to be set up


The Indian shipping ministry will be setting advanced transmitting stations seven in number to relay information pertaining to weather, safety, rescue, etc. and the range will be till 250 nautical miles.The Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL) which looks into the technology part of the Indian shipping ministry will be handling this project. The project which encompasses the entire coastline is worth Rs. 20 crore and will be effective by December 2014. In Tamil Nadu two transmitting stations will be set up. A Vessel Traffic System (VTS) worth Rs.182 crore has also been incorporated in the Gulf of Kutch. This spans for 800 km and is at 22 points. In fact the VTS is world’s largest and offers service to 6 ports and 10 more ports can be incorporated in this.

Very less promotion for Dhoom 3


Aamir Khan has always been involved in the promotions of his movies. But this time when his Dhoom 3 is about to hit the theaters on December 20, there is no news what he is going to do. Aamir said this time the policy to be followed is 'less is more'. So YRF’s action thriller will not be taking the small screen route for promotions as is done by most of the films these days. Aamir said the director Aditya Chopra is very much confident of the movie and he is also happy with the way it has turned up and would not be looking into any such kind of promotions. Aamir will be seen enacting the role of the villain and Katrina pairs opposite him.

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