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Major News and Events of 27 March 2014

What Happened on 27 March 2014

Commotion at Modi's rally in Patna

At Narendra Modi’s rally in Patna, Bihar chaos ruled before he was about to address the rally. This led the police to initiate a mild lathicharge. The chaos happened when the crowd became impatient and broke through the wooden barricades. They also got in the media zone and were running here and there as well as throwing slippers at the policemen who tried to control them. The rally ensued after there was appeal from the BJP leaders to maintain peace. Modi had earlier attended rally at Sasaram where Meira Kumar, the Lok Sabha speaker is contesting and also in Jharkhand’s Gumla. Security was beefed up when ahead of the rallies Maoists blasted two mobile towers in two different areas in Gaya. This was just before Modi’s rallies when 100 Maoists assembled and carried on the bomb attack at Manjhauli and Dumaria Bazar villages.

Plane carrying Haryana governor crashes, no casualty

The plane carrying Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia and nine others crashed as soon as it took off but the governor was saved miraculously. The moment the plane took off, it came down and a fire was visible in it. The aircraft had heavy damages. The governor, his wide, secretary, two associates, doctor, two attendants and pilots were rescued from the plane and were taken to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. He was released after a medical examination. The aircraft was headed towards Delhi. When it was 15-20 feet in air it turned to the left and crashed. The Director General Civil Aviation has initiated an inquiry in the accident.

Tainted candidates fielded in UP

In Uttar Pradesh five candidates, who have charges on them for Muzaffarnagar riots will be standing for the Lok Sabha elections. Among those nominated from BJP are Bhartendu Singh who will contest from Bijnore, Sanjeev Baliyan standing from Muzaffarnagar and Hukum Singh who will contest from Kairana constituency. Kadir Rana of BSP will be fighting from Muzaffarnagar, Choudhary Rakesh Tikait of RLD will be contesting from Amroha. All of them have charges of making provocative speeches which spurred communal tension. Apart from this there are 4 candidates as per EC from Kairana constituency and 3 from Muzaffarnagar with various cases on them. There are two cases on Hukum Singh, one on Kunwar Hassan, two cases each on Kartar Singh Bhadana and Nahid Hasan. 5 cases which includes the Muzaffarnagar riots case is on Kadir Rana. Similarly two cases were registered against Virender Singh of SP and Sanjeev Baliyan.

Sensex posts a record close


Market was in an enthusiastic mood today. Nifty ended at 6642, rising up by 40.35 points. The Sensex increased by 119.07 points and ended at 22214.37. The market was flat when it opened but Nifty stuck to 6600 points. Today’s major gainers were the state run lenders with SBI and PNB soaring up on hopes of relaxation in RBI’s monetary policy. This was the record high for the Sensex and the major profit was reaped by Bharti Airtel in the market today. SBI rode on the enhanced recommendation of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. 1668 shares shot up, 1105 shares dipped, and 158 shares remained the same. Main gainers in Sensex were: SBI, Bharti Airtel, GAIL, Hero Motocorp and NTPC. The ones who lost were: Dr Reddy's Labs, Sesa Sterlite, Sun Pharma, Tata Motors and Infosys.

Gavaskar to be the interim chief of BCCI, CSK and RR restricted from playing the IPL


Supreme Court has suggested that legendary batsman, Sunil Gavaskar should be made the interim president of BCCI in place of N. Srinivasan. It also stated that Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings which were entangled in the spot fixing scandal should be restricted from playing the IPL which starts from April 16. The court had earlier asked Srinivasan to step down as the president of BCCI so that a fair and free probe can be held. The report submitted to the apex court specifies that Gurunath Meiyappan who is the son-in-law of Srinivasan may be involved in illegal betting. Srinivasan viewed as a powerful figure in world of cricket will be heading the International Cricket Council from July.

Preparations on for ISRO's 2nd navigational satellite launch

ISRO is making preparations for the launch of the rocket and the second navigational satellite, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1B (IRNSS-1B), to be launched on April 4 at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. It is Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1B (IRNSS-1B), which uses the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). ISRO informed that the rocket and the satellite are now integrated and the complete vehicle tests are now being done. On March 28 there will be a launch rehearsal and the countdown starts on April 2 which will be for 53 hours. The IRNSS-1B satellite weighing 1432 kg will be blasted in space at 5:14 pm on April 4. It will be included in the Indian regional navigational system which has seven satellites. It provides the precise locational information within the country and 1500 km in the country’s radius.

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