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Major News and Events of 26 April 2014

What Happened on 26 April 2014


Five polling stations in UP to undergo repolling

Five polling booths of Firozabad and Etawah Lok Sabha constituencies will go for repolling. The decision has been taken by the Election Commission after receiving the complaints of booth capturing and threats. To ensure the same, observers were sent by the Election Commission to these constituencies. They have confirmed illegal polling at booth number 160, 161 and polling booth in Sirsaganj legislative assembly of Firozabad in their report. Name of booth no. 10, 14 in Dibiyapur assembly has also been suggested for repolling. As per the media report dates of repolling are expected soon.

IIFA for the first time in Tampa

For the first time the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards is going to be held in Tampa, Florida. Earlier, Singapore, Bankok and Amsterdam were the preferred destinations for IIFA. Apart from Bollywood celebrities, many Indian-Americans and some non-Indians are expected to come. As per media report the destination has been picked up because of large number of Indian-American communities at that place. Cost of the ticket range from few hundred to thousand dollars. It is expected that more than 20,000 people will attend the event whereas hundreds of millions will watch the event on television.

Bangalore based VST Tillers Tractors Ltd to make mini tractors

Rs.70-crore plant of VST Tillers Tractors Ltd has been commissioned to manufacture mini tractors. Located in Sipcot industrial complex in Hosur near Bangalore, Karnataka the plant has the capacity to  manufacture 36,000 mini tractors in a year for small farmers all across the country. For technical assistance, the company has collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan as per media report. These small sized tractors can be used for different farming operations such as cultivation, puddling operation, dry tilling etc and best suited for small and marginal farmers because of multi-functionality and moderate prize.

Coming soon a 100 seat medical college in Mizoram

The Northeastern state of India, Mizoram is soon going to have its first medical college. A memorandum of understanding has been signed by the Mizoram government with the union health ministry to set up a 100 seat medical college in the state.  As per media report it is Rs 45 crore project which will include building a medical college and upgrading the existing Mizoram civil hospital. Government is also putting efforts to set up a tertiary cancer care centre in Zemabawk.

A poll official suspended and other four probed in Odisha

A poll official Ganeswar Jena in Odisha's Kendrapada district has been suspended for helping the voters to press specific button. A TV footage showed an alleged support by a person to a voter. The footage goes viral on Twitter and Facebook and came into notice. It showed a man going along with woman into the enclosure of the Electronic Voting Machine and helping her to press a particular button. Jena who is a school teacher is now under suspension and probe has started against him. As per media report, four other polling official in the same booth are also being probed and a criminal case has been lodged against all the five officials.

FIR against Baba Ramdev

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has been booked for making comments against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. An FIR has been lodged against him for his comments. On Friday Baba Ramdev had said that Rahul Gandhi goes to Dalit’s house for honeymoon and picnic. He also added that had he married to a dalit girl he would have become the prime minister. As per media report many leaders have criticized his comments. On the other hand Baba Ramdev has said that his words have been twisted for creating bewilderment.




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