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Major News and Events of 28 August 2013

What Happened on 28 August 2013

Two buildings collapse in Vadodara, 7 dead


Seven people were dead after two seven-storey buildings collapsed in Atladara area in Vadodara, Gujarat. The incident happened early in morning and the people were caught unaware as they were sleeping. Three people are injured and as many as 30-35 persons are still trapped in the rubble. Eight people have been rescued. The rescue operation is on and two cabinet rank ministers are supervising it. The buildings which were residential ones collapsed within an interval of 20 minutes. One had 12 families residing in it while the other was vacant. Evacuation of the second building was done as soon as the first building collapsed. These were made 12 years back by Baroda Development Authority.

Updates about Mumbai gang rape

The Mumbai gang rape survivor who was raped by five men on Thursday was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The statement though was made today of her discharge to maintain her privacy. On the other hand there are some sticky issues emerging in the probe of the rape. Firstly, one of the accused has been found to be minor. Earlier his grandmother had submitted details which specified he was 16 years of age but the police was not ready to believe and said he was 19 years of age. But a municipal corporation record states he was born in 1997. Also the officers looking into the investigation had disclosed his identity which is against the norms. Then one of the accused is believed to be an informer of the police. The accused were taken to the spot by the police so that they can enact the crime scene.

Rupee and Sensex shoots down, gold moves up


The rupee plummeted to a record low in 18 years and was 68.82 against the dollar. The market mood was that of apprehensions over subsidy burden due to the food security bill as well as concerns related to probable US strike against Syria. Sensex zoomed down by 519 points in the intra-day trade after there was constant pressure to sell spurred rupee decline and foreign fund outflow. Though the market caught its breath and ended 0.16 per cent or 28.07 points higher at 17,996.15. Rupee seems to be on a slider rushing down like never before as it dipped 3.13% after the session started at 67.06. It has seen 8% decline in the week and 19% dip compared to last year. Amid all this gold prices soared to a record high of Rs. 34,500 per ten gram.

Sehwag raring to return


Virender Sehwag is all ready to return to the Indian Test team and is toiling hard for that. Sehwag is now at Chennai practicing at the famous MRF Pace Foundation. He is there to hone his skills. Considering the fact that India will be going to South Africa in the later part of this year, Sehwag has an eye on that as it is going to be a tough tour for him. As a matter of fact Glenn McGrath, is the main coach at the MRF Pace Foundation. Sehwag and Gambhir’s slot in the Test team was snatched by Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay. Vijay did well against Australia, Dhawan got a chance to play only one game.

Kajol to return with home production


Kajol will be back in a leading role with a project by Ajay Devgn's production company. In fact as informed the actor will be working in a couple of projects of the same company though she did not divulge any details stating it was too early to comment. Kajol who has given super hit movies like 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', 'Gupt', 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai','Dushman', 'My Name Is Khan', ‘Fanaa’ took a break from full-time acting in 2001 after she got married to Devgn. She returned with 'Fanaa'. Noted for her spontaneous acting, viewers eagerly await the return of their favorite actor.

Delete your social footprints with ease now


Now a user can delete his social footprints everywhere from the web right from retailer database to social media sites. The site developed by Robb Lewis and designed by Ed Poole will present to the users a list of URLs specifying links to pages from where they want their details to be deleted. This site was launched on 19th August having 16 services in its directory right from Facebook, Dropbox, Foursquare and Feedly. All the sites are ranked based on the difficulty level they present in deleting the account. People look forward to this site when there are fears of security and privacy issue.

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