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Major News and Events of 23 October 2015

What Happened on 23 October 2015

Tata Motors takes on competition in South with exclusive bus dealership

As one of the strategies to garner higher market share in the bus segment in the south and to take on Ashok Leyland Ltd, commercial vehicle major Tata Motors Ltd on Friday came out with BusZone, an exclusive dealership for buses. "The needs of a bus customer are entirely different from that of a truck buyer. In order to cater to the bus customer in an exclusive manner we have launched the BusZone," executive director, commercial vehicle business unit, Ravi Pisharody, told reporters. Source: IANS

Rail Neer racket: Three accused remanded in judicial custody

A special court sent to 14 days' judicial custody two railways officials and a businessman, arrested in connection with the supply of inferior-quality packaged drinking water in premium trains. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Vinod Kumar remanded railways officers Sandeep Silas and M.S. Chalia and businessman Sharan Bihari Agarwal to judicial custody after police said they were not required for further custodial interrogation. Source: IANS

PM lays foundation stone for mobile manufacturing facility

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for a dedicated mobile handset and electronics manufacturing facility in Tirupati. Accompanied by Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and central minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, Modi laid the foundation stone for Shri Venkateswara Mobile & Electronics Manufacturing Hub. Source: IANS

CIL/SECL brought in as official partner for HWL Final

Hockey India announced that it has secured an official partner in Coal India Limited (CIL)/South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) for the eight-nation Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be held in Raipur from November 27 to December 6. At the Raipur International Hockey Stadium, alongwith India, Argentina, Britain, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Germany and the Netherlands will vie for top honours at the event organised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Source: IANS

11 children among 13 killed in Uttar Pradesh mishap

Thirteen people, including 11 children, were killed and 17 went missing when their tractor-trolley overturned, throwing them into a deep water body in Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh, police said. A police official told IANS that the victims, hailing from Jahanbaria, had gone to the Rapti river to immerse a Durga idol when the accident occurred near the Dahalwa canal in Bargadahi village. The tractor driver apparently lost control of the vehicle while trying to negotiate a sharp turn on a steep climb. Source: IANS

Sahitya Akademi condemns killing of writers

The Sahitya Akademi condemned the killing of writers and urged those writers who had returned their awards in protest against its silence to take them back. The appeal followed a meeting of the Akademi's Executive Board, Krishnaswamy Nachimuthu, an Akademi member and a Tamil scholar, told the media. Source: IANS

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya booked for molestation

The police have booked Bollywood playback singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya on charges of allegedly abusing and molesting a woman at a Durga Puja event late on Thursday night, an officer said. The incident happened during a live performance by singer Kailash Kher as part of the Lokhandwala Durga Puja Mandal, of which Bhattacharya is one of the prime movers. Despite repeated attempts, the singer could not be contacted for his version of the incident. Source: IANS

Former JD-U minister joins BJP in Bihar

A rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and former minister joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the third phase of the Bihar assembly elections. Bhim Singh, a self proclaimed socialist, joined the BJP in the presence of state BJP president Mangal Pandey at the party office. Singh, who was a member of the Bihar Legislative Council, said: "Nitish Kumar has become arrogant and this forced me to join the BJP." Source: IANS

Trend Micro acquires HP TippingPoint

Security software company Trend Micro International has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HP TippingPoint, a provider of next-generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS) and related network security solutions for $300 million. The acquisition will position Trend Micro as the go-to enterprise security provider of dynamic threat defence solutions spanning endpoints, network, data centre and the cloud, the company said in a release. Source: IANS

One should be careful while making statement: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh said ministers and leaders should be "extra careful" while making any statement on any sensitive issue, ensuring whatever they are saying is not "misinterpreted". "We can't get away by saying that (our) statement was misinterpreted. We need to be extra careful while putting forth our views," the home minister told media persons when asked about union minister V.K. Singh's use of an analogy of a dog while talking about death of two Dalit children in an arson attack in Haryana. Source: IANS

Mayawati slams Khattar over Dalit attacks

BSP chief Mayawati accused the Haryana government and its Chief Minister M.L. Khattar of being insensitive to the attacks on Dalits. She referred to the torching of a Dalit home in Faridabad in Haryana in which two children died as "shameful", and said the state government was trying to protect the killers. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister told the media that Khattar had failed to curb the feudal mindset in the state and to protect the Dalits and weaker sections of the society. Source: IANS

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