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Major News and Events of 20 April 2013

What Happened on 20 April 2013

Child rape case: Accused held, child would need reconstructive surgery

The five-year-old rape victim who was brutally raped and tortured and has been undergoing treatment at AIIMS is said to have suffered severe injuries in her private parts.

The doctors stated she would need reconstructive surgery though she was stable and talking. She has been kept under close observation and is on intravenous fluids and antibiotics.The doctors also added that she did not require intensive care now and was kept in the emergency section of the pediatrics department.

A team of eight doctors are attending to her and a detailed examination has been done on her. The doctors said they would not keep her in hospital for long. The rape accused has been arrested from Muzaffarpur district in Bihar.

Home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had assured of a thorough investigation in the case. BJP leader Sushma Swaraj stated that the rapists of such a young girl shows mental sickness and that the accused should be given shock treatment by hanging.

Protests continued outside the Delhi Police Headquarters. 

13-year-old gang-raped by eight men in Delhi

Eight men allegedly gang raped a 13-year-old girl, four of whom were known to her. The incident happened as the capital experienced an outrage over the horrific rape of a five-year-old girl. Three of the accused have been arrested.

The girl and her 12-year-old brother were abducted by two men whom they knew on March 15th from outside their house in the Farsh Bazar area in east Delhi. They were taken to Loni in the city suburbs where the girl was gang-raped by the eight men.

Deepak (21), Ranjeet (20) and Sohan Lal (24) were arrested on Saturday, after a medical examination of the victim on April 15th. The girl is being treated at the Hedgewar Hospital in east Delhi. The police said that her father did not file a rape compliant but a missing complaint instead. The girl’s family, meanwhile, alleged that the police refused to register their complaint. They then approached the local court on April 9th which directed the police to lodge a rape case.

393 rapes have taken place in Delhi in the first three months of the year.

Reliance Globalcom all set to be sold for $1.2 billion

The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group stated that a consortium headed by Samena Capital was in advanced talks to acquire its international communications arm, Reliance Gobalcom. As per sources, the deal is worth $1.2 billion.

The completion is stipulated around May-end 2013. Though there is no certainty yet that the transaction will be completed or if an announcement to this effect will be made in due course.

Apart from Samena Capital, the consortium also has private equity funds such as Providence and Carlyle.

With a presence across 230 countries, Reliance Globalcom offers communications services to telecom and related service providers, enterprises and consumers in the world. Earlier known as Flag Telecom, the company has the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning 65,000 km. This is linked with Reliance Communications' over 190,000 km of optic fiber to link 40 key markets in India, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the U.S.

Samena Capital was set up in 2008 and currently has an equity capital of $80 million. The total capital commitments are in more than $700 million.

It was an RCB and CSK day at IPL 6

Chris Gayle (49 not out, 44b, 4x4, 1x6) steered Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) out of a mini-collapse as the hosts beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets for their fifth win in seven matches and edged to the top of the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) table on Saturday.

RR who batted first after losing the toss fumbled against some tight bowling and were out for 117 in the last over. RCB were 64 for three but Gayle and Saurabh Tiwary (25 not out) compiled 59 runs for the unfinished fourth wicket. RCB thus maintained their unbeaten streak at home this season, and acquired 10 points. This is the same as Sunrisers Hyderabad who were  second due to an inferior run-rate while RR stayed at eight points, finishing at the fourth spot behind Chennai Super Kings on NRR count. 

On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja with his all-round performance led Chennai Super Kings to a four-wicket win over defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders. He, with a figure of 3-20 and a heroic and unconquered 36 in 14 balls, got over the Knights' modest 119/9 with five balls to spare.

My brothers very happy about 'Aashiqui 2': Aditya Roy Kapoor

Actor Aditya Roy Kapoor's brothers Siddharth and Kunal are thrilled about Aashiqui 2, his first film as lead actor.

The actor said that his elder brothers quickly checked YouTube when the movie's promo was released. Siddharth Roy Kapur is Managing Director, Studios, Disney UTV while Kunal had acted in Nautanki Saala.

Aditya said he enjoyed shooting for the movie outdoors in Goa, South Africa and Mumbai. Aashiqui 2 will release on April 26 and has Shraddha Kapoor as the female lead.

HTC Desire L launched

HTC released another mid-range smartphone in the form of HTC Desire L. Phone features include dimensions of 128 x 66.9 x 8.9mm, a 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display with 480x800 pixels resolution, 118-grams weight, 1GHz dual-core processor along with 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal expandable storage.

There was no information available regarding the version of Andriod on board. HTC will be adding its own Sense skin on top. The phone has an 1800mAh battery, a 5-megapixel auto focus rear camera with BSI sensor and LED flash that is capable of recording videos in 720p. HTC is yet to reveal whether this phone will be available in markets apart from Taiwan as well as its cost.

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