Bangalore Beat 08.11.2011
Vol. 1, Issue 363 n Tuesday n November 8, 2011 BangaloreBeat No. of pages: 4 n Price: ` 2 Evening daily 16 killed in Haridwar stampede New Delhi: At least 16 people have been reportedly killed and 10 others injured in a stampede on Tuesday at Gayatri Sangh in Haridwar. According to reports, tens of thousands of people had gathered for the centenary celebrations of religious Guru Pandit Sriram Sharma. The centenary celebrations began on Monday and are on till the November 11. The stampede broke out when a large number of followers tried to enter the gate of the Shantikunj Ashram to take part in a 'yagya', reports said. Security arrangements are largely handled by Gayatri Pariwar activists, reports said. The victims were removed from the site to ambulances by volunteers of Gayatri Parivar, which had organised a five-day event aimed at propagating Gayatri Mantra -- one of the foremost chants in Hinduism - beginning Sunday. Some of the injured limped as they tried to walk. Others were carried on stretchers. Many others looked frightened after escaping the trauma. The celebrations were to go on for five days from November 7-11. More than 50 lakh people were expected for the celebrations. Spiritual guru Pandit Sriram Sharma, founded the Gayatri Pariwar, was born in 1911. Among those set to attend were the chief ministers of Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare and the Dalai Lama. SC rap to Swami Agnivesh P 3 Sachin completes 15K runs P4 BSY TO WALK OUT FREE HC grants bail in 2nd case, makes strong observations against lower court order Bangalore Beat Bureau Kalam skips visit to Kundapura nuke plant site Bangalore Beat Bureau Kundapura (Chitradurga): Former President A P J Abdul Kalam kept his counsel on the nuclear power plant coming up here and spoke to a group of teachers without broaching the subject. The villagers too, who have been protesting against the plant, said they would not hold any agitation as a respect to Kalam. The nuclear power plant is coming up in the village and the government has already proposed to acquire 9,000 acres of land for the project, which is being opposed by the villagers. Earlier, a programme had been scheduled for his visit to the power plant, but was cancelled on the pretext that Kalam had four engagements in Bangalore and would get late for them. Only on Sunday, Kalam visited the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu and had appreciated the safety measures taken up by the plant. Though he gave a 10-point solution to resolve the deadlock between the plant managers and villagers, he refused to negotiate with the protesters. Bangalore: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will appear before a Bangalore court on November 22 in connection with a disproportionate assets case against her. The AIADMK chief had attended two days of court hearings in the same court last month. On October 21, the court had adjourned the hearing in the case to November 8, as recording of Jayalalithaa's statement on 1,000-odd questions framed in the case remained inconclusive. The chief minister then filed an appeal in the Supreme Court asking to be excused from the hearing. She said she did not want to inconvenience the people of Bangalore and sought permission to answer questions in writing. The top court turned down her appeal, but said she should be given a date of her choice. Jayalalithaa did not appear in court today. Instead, she moved an application seeking postponement of the hearing. Her close aide, Sasikala, who has also been named in the case, attended the proceedings. Jayalalithaa was forced to attend two days of court hearings in Bangalore last month, after the Supreme Court over-ruled her concerns about her security. Around 1500 policemen, National Security Guard (NSG) commandos and a convoy of 20 cars escorted the Chief Minister along a 60-km route from the HAL airport to Bangalore's Central Prison. The trial court had framed 1,339 questions for Jayalalithaa. She had replied to 567 questions on her last appearances before the court on October 20 and 21. Supreme Court judges have said that the Bangalore court must finish its questioning of the chief minister at her next appearance. Jaya to attend hearing on Nov 22 Bangalore: Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa got relief at last. After the Karnataka High Court today granted him conditional bail in the PCR 3 case related to alleged illegal land denotification at Agara, allowing him to get out of the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail after 24 days. Yeddyurappa obtained bail in PCR 2 on November 3. Advocate Sirajin Basha has filed five cases of alleged illegal land denotification by Yeddyurappa when he was the chief minister. Basha had obtained permission from governor H R Bhardwaj to prosecute the then chief minister and filed cases before the Lokayukta special court. The court, taking prima facie evidence, had ordered judicial custody for Yeddyurappa and former minister Ess Enn Krishnaiah Shetty, who too got bail in the case today. A single-judge high court bench of Justice B V Pinto ordered both the BJP men to provide bonds of Rs 5 lakh each and to provide two sureties. While granting bail, Justice Pinto asked Basha's made some strong observations against the Lokayutka special court. He said it is against law to consider the evidence filed in a private complaint and to send the accused to judicial custody. In a short hearing, the judge asked Basha's they would not tamper with the evidence and influence the witnesses. He also cautioned the advocates of the two not indulge in such activities while being large on bail. He also asked the two to appear before the Lokayukta special court whenever summoned. The judge said that the lower court observation that the accused would tamper with the evidence was imaginary and not based on reality. "Denotification in itself is not an offence. The accused had powers to do that. But the case need not be argued on that basis at this stage," the judge said. The judge observed that in criminal jurisprudence, it is not right to send the accused to judicial custody based on a private complaint. "It is against the law and it is not a BSYeddyurappa good development Basha's lawyers said that they would aplawyers not to argue and told them that proach the Supreme Court soon after they get would grant bail to Yeddyurappa and Shet- the copy of the high court order, and seek ty on technical grounds as Basha's advocates cancellation of the interim bail granted to had not mentioned all the documents in the Yeddyurappa and Shetty. sworn statement made before the court. Yeddyurappa's lawyers immediately apWhile the judge said it was necessary to men- plied for the copy of the order which they tion all the documents, Basha's counsel ar- took to the Lokayukta special court, where gued that it was understood that the docu- a release order for the two BJP leaders was ments would be part of the statement. given. Yeddyurappa's counsel Sandeep Patil He said that since the accused do not have said the court took cognisance of the bail peany precedent of criminal activity, he was tition and questioned Basha's lawyers about granting them bail with the confidence that some missing documents. A PJAbdul Kalam That could be the reason for Kalam skipping the plant visit here. He spoke to over 400 teachers and students at the Challakere Science Centre and was at his best interacting with the students. Sriramulu: Will contest bypoll Bangalore Beat Bureau Hyderabad: Former minister B Sriramulu today said he would contest the Bellary Rural by-election, but did not reveal whether he would be an independent candidate or would contest from the BJP. Before meeting his mentor and former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy at Chanchalaguda Central Jail, he said outside that he would seek the guidance of Reddy before taking his decisions. There has been an intense speculation over who would be the BJP candidate from the seat vacated by Sriramulu last month. BJP observers had gone to Bellary two days ago and tried to convince Sriramulu to contest the election from the BJP ticket, or to field anyone close to him and not be a rebel. But they had to return empty handed. This morning, BJP state president K S BSriramulu Eshwarappa said that the party election committee would meet tomorrow to de- morrow," he added. cide the candidate for the Bellary Rural byThere was also speculation doing the polls. "It may or may not be Sriramulu. rounds that the BJP is now looking for an The decision would be made known to- alternative candidate. Going to jail for rising prices Gangadhar Pujar DVS: BSY will not hinder governance Bangalore Beat Bureau New Delhi: Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa will not adversely affect the functioning of the government. Instead he will be helpful, said chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda here this morning. Emerging out of meeting with BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, he said, "We need the advice of Yeddyurappa. DVSadananda Gowda During his nearly three years of ruling, Yeddyurappa has introduced popular programmes. We are looking forward to his release. Our governance will be strengthened with his release." The Karnataka High Court today granted bail to Yeddyurappa in a private complaint, allowing his release from the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail, where he has been in judicial custody for the last 24 days. Zawahiri set up Osama: Book Washington: Eager to become the leader of al Qaeda, the then number two Aymen Zawahiri set up Osama bin Laden by repeatedly sending a courier to his hiding place in Abbottabad who had been interrogated by the CIA, a new book by a former SEAL has claimed. "Despite knowing that this operative was blown, Zawahiri used Abu Ahmed al Kuwaiti to make repeated trips to Bin Laden's compound," says the book 'Seal Target Geronimo' written by a former SEAL, Chuck Pfarrer. "Based on this accumulation of information, one can draw conclusion that it was Zawahiri who led the US to bin Laden's hiding place in Abbottabad, accomplishing this through a complex and persistent series of lapses in security," he said. "Some of these slips were subtle and some of them were so obvious that they were laughable," Pfarrer wrote in his book, which also claims that Zawahiri even tried to get the Russians kill bin Laden and he also wrongly diagnosed Bin Laden. Page 4 Members of CITU and other trade unions court arrest protesting against rise in prices of essential commodities and disinvestment policies of the government at SBMCircle in Bangalore today. (Another photo, report on page 3) MJs doc guilty of manslaughter Los Angeles: Michael Jackson's personal doctor was found guilty yesterday of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's drug-related death in 2009 but may not spend much time in jail. Dr. Conrad Murray, 58, was led away in handcuffs after the jury in Los Angeles reached a unanimous verdict. Dozens of fans outside the court erupted in cheers and some burst into tears. "Justice was served. Michael is with us," said Jackson's brother Jermaine. Murray faces up to four years behind bars when he is sentenced on November 29 but may spend only months in Los Angeles' overcrowded cells. Murray pleaded not guilty to giving the "Thriller" singer a fatal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol -- normally used in surgery -- that was ruled the main cause of his death at the age of 50. Prosecutors argued Murray was grossly negligent in administering the propofol to help Jackson sleep. Defense lawyers claimed Jackson delivered the fatal dose to himself. The judge ordered Murray, who had been free on bail for two years, held in custody until his sentencing. The doctor did not testify at the six-week trial and looked impassive as the guilty verdict was announced in the packed courtroom. Jackson's mother Katherine and sister Rebbie cried silently at the result. Other family members in court included his siblings La Toya and Randy, along with his father Joe. "I am," Katherine Jackson said when reporters asked if she was pleased with the verdict. Jackson was found lifeless at his Los Angeles mansion on June 25, 2009, about three weeks before he was due to begin a series of concerts in London aimed at returning him to the limelight after the humiliation of his 2005 trial and acquittal on child molestation allegations. Murray admitted giving Jackson a small dose of propofol to help him sleep. But his lawyers argued the singer was dependent on the drug and likely gave himself an extra, fatal dose -- and swallowed a handful of sedatives -- without Murray knowing. Murray's lawyer J. Michael Flanagan was asked by reporters if he was disappointed and he replied: "Of course." Prosecutors said Murray was negligent for administering the drug in a home setting, failing to monitor Jackson, delaying a call to emergency services and failing to tell medical personnel he gave the singer propofol. Tuesday, November 8, 2011 CITY 2 Encourage artists, says music director Bangalore: Artists should be recognised and encouraged everywhere, said music director Srinath said here. He was inaugurating a free karaoke singing training programme, organised by Devajnana Lalita Kala Academy, here recently. Many artists veer away from their profession due to lack of opportunities. It is commendable that the academy has organised a free training programme to promote arts among the people, he added. Film director Prakash Awaradi said he would give a chance to academy students in his forthcoming movie for children. Actor Vijay Kumar said it was commendable that Kannada is being promoted through such programmes. When the trend is to charge for everything, it is encouraging that the academy has been offering a training programme free of cost, he added. More than 20 students took part in the training programme. Organic foods at your doorstep at a click Bangalore: Moraraka Organic, an organic farming company, has announced the launch of its online shopping website downtoearthorganic.com that offers organic food products to consumers at the click of a mouse . With this, Morarka Organic, which had been a player in the back end for over 18 years, would enter the retail market with its brand name Down to Earth. The orders placed through the website will be executed by Morarka Organic at the consumers door-step in the country and select countries abroad. While this initiative is expected to provide direct linkages to the thousands of certified organic producers, it will also enable quality conscious consumers to access the very best quality of food deserved by them at reasonable prices. Mukesh Gupta, director (operations) of Jaipur-based Morarka Organic Food Pvt. Ltd, said, "The online shopping experience on downtoearthorganic.com is expected to be India's answer to the global organic revolution. It is dedicated to bringing people back to the organic way of life. Down to Earth will continue to expand its large range of food products � cereals, pulses, spices, condiments, masala mixes, fruits, vegetables, oils, dairy products, ready-to-eat snacks, by adding various kinds of bakery products." Keeping the growing demand for organic products in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, Morarka Organic is signing new business agreements to expand both its frontend and backend Movie Listings KANNADA MADHUVE MANE (U) Ganesh, Avinash, Shraddha Arya Adarsha (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Balaji (Tavarekere) (10 am, 1, 5, 8 pm) Eshwari (11.15 am, 2.30, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Cinepolis (3.55 pm, 5.40, 7.20, 9.20 pm) Fame (Lido) (10.25 am, 3.35 pm) Fame (Whitefield) (3.45 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (12 pm, 7.15 pm) Gopalan (Mysore Road) (10.15 am, 1.15, 3.50 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (1 pm, 3.45 pm) Goverdhan (11.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9 pm) HMT Cinemas (10.30 am, 1.30 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (7.10 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (1.30 pm, 4 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (12.50 pm, 6.20 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.45 am, 7, 9.35 pm) Kapali (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Maruthi (11 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Navrang (10.15 am, 1.15, 4.15, 7.15 pm) Prasanna (10.15 am) (12.15 pm, 7 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (1.15 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10.10 am, 6.45 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.10 am, 3.45, 6.25 pm) Nandini (11 am, 2, 5, 8 pm) PVR Cinemas (10 am, 2.40, 7.20 pm) Rajarajeshwari (Mallathahalli) (1.30 pm, 4.30, 7.15, 9.30 pm) Srinivasa (Gowdanapalya) (11 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Siddheshwara (11.00 am,2.30 pm) Triveni (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Veeresh (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Venkateshwara (Avalahalli) (11.15 am, 2.30, 6, 9 pm) KAANCHAANA (U) Ragini Dwivedi, Diganth Anupama (10.30, 1.30, 4.30, 7.10 pm) Siddhalingeshwara (11, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Vinayaka (Mysore Road) (10.30 am,1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Spinal cord patients welcome govt move Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Patients affected with spinal cord injuries have welcomed the state health and family welfare department decision to provide some relief to them. The department has ordered that these patients should be provided with medical beds, wheelchairs and antibiotics. The patients can avail of the facility by producing medical certificates at primary health centres, taluk and district government hospitals and under the NHRM programme, the patients' association has said. For more information, contact: Karnataka State Spinal Cord Patients' Association, 7th Cross, 5th Main Road, Chamrajpet or call: 9845603719. Workers sort products offered by Morarka Organic operations. "The awareness about the health benefits of organic products in the farming is higher in the southern states where the literacy levels are higher," said Mukesh Gupta . Backed by the technological expertise of the Morarka foundation , a non-profit trust Morarka Orgaincs is focussing on ensuring quality products. All Down to Earth products undergo the strictest quality standard checks and are certified by the stringent certification agencies in the world. Down To Earth is certified by OneCert Asia Agri. Certification Pvt. Ltd. (a subsidiary of One Cert Inc. USA) as per NOP (USDA), NPOP (India) and EU standards for organic certification. Gupta said, "Down To Earth is the first `truly organic' store chain where each product that is stocked and sold is 100 percent certified organic, as per the standards applicable in USA and Europe." Morarka products are available at Indiranagar in the city. They are also available at major supermarkets, modern trade outlets and standalone organic stores in the country. NAANALLA (U/A) Tarun, Shubha Poonja, Ananth Nag, Rangayana Raghu, Ramesh Bhat Savitha (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) BODYGUARD (U) Daisy Shah, Jaggesh, Spoorthi Cinepolis (1.10 pm, 6.35 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) ENGLISH (Malleswaram) (2.55 pm, 10 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.30 am, 3, 7.35 pm) TOWER HEIST (A) Admissions open for diploma in embedded systems Venkatesh Prasad, CEO, RVVLSI. DEMS is a three-month fulltime programme. The eligibility is BE, BTech, MTech with 60 percent average from electronics, computer science and all the other related branches, including masters in computer applications. The course began yesterday and will go on till February next year. The study modules include systems development; programming in C/C++; designing microcontroller based systems; embedded OS & RTOS; device drivers; internet protocol networking & applications (data/voice/video) and project work. "There are several finishing schools specialising in semiconductor-related programmes. The key differentiators between them and the RV-VLSI are what we teach; how we teach; and who teaches. DEMS offers the latest industry knowledge to engineers through experts with more than two decades," Prasad added. Engineering students in their eighth semester can better understand theoretical knowledge delivered in colleges, through practically experiencing it at RVVLSI. It starts with a pre-project training in January of every year (generally of 100 hours duration), and students will begin executing project from February till Aprilend (about 180hours duration). "Students will interact with industry-experienced faculty and work on industry relevant projects to gain hands on skills and experience on tools and practices as seen in the industry," Prasad said. The eligibility is final year BE, from electronics and communication, telecommunication and computer sciences. The programme will begin in January 2012 and will end by May second week next year. Admissions have begun for BE projects with a maximum intake of 200 students. RV-VLSI is a new concept in VLSI training. Managed exclusively by professionals from the industry, it incorporates innovative teaching methods to enhance the employabilityof new college graduates and IT/BPO engineers seeking a career change. RV-VLSI offers a variety of post-graduate diploma programmes in VLSI and embedded systems (PG diploma), shortterm VLSI certificate courses and a range of corporate training programscovering the following domains: VLSI front-end design, VLSI back-end or physical design, FPGA design methodologies, full custom design methodologies and EmbeddedSystems. For more information call Puneeth on 95387 15733 or 08040788574, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rv-vlsi.com. Dalits protest S Radhakrishna Bangalore: The RV-VLSI, a premier research and training center and a unit of the Rashtriya Shikshana Samithi Trust, has commenced admissions for diploma in embedded systems (DEMS) as well as BE projects for eighth semester students, studying engineering courses. While classes for the first batch of DEMS will commence in November first week, the BE projects will start from January 2012. Every year, tens of thousands of engineering graduates enter the job market with little or no exposure to technology. Consequently, a significant number move towards IT services companies. Plenty of jobs in the Bangalore Beat Bureau product firms, especially those into VLSI and embedded systems Bangalore: Nearly 75 teams took design remain vacant. part in a quiz programme or"The DEMS is the flagship emganised by the Aparna Group bedded systems programme for on the occasion of Kannada Ra- engineering graduates looking jyotsava. for dream jobs in embedded sysThe teams that had passed tems, with placement assistance. through the written test were The DEMS will prepare the BE made to take part in the quiz. graduates to find core jobs in The four finalists were asked 10 product companies," said S round of questions. Kannada books were given away for every right answer. Meenakshi Krishna Byregowda was the chief guest. IN TIME (U/A) Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried Cinemax (2.15 pm, 7.30 pm) Cinepolis (10 am, 2, 7.10, 10 pm) Fame (Lido) (3.20 pm, 7.45 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (12 pm, 6, 8 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (5, 10 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (2.40 pm, 9.30 pm) Inox Cinemax (1.15 pm, 10 pm) Cinepolis (12.10 pm, 5.15 pm) Fame (Lido) (1.10 pm, 5.35, 10 pm) Fame (Whitefield) (10.15 am, 3.30, 5.40, 7.50, 10 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 2 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (10.30 am, 6.50 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (4.25 pm, 9.45 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.05 am, 4.55 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (12.55 pm, 7.55 pm) THE RUM DIARY (U/A) Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart Inox (Magrath Road) (10.15 am, 1.30, 4.45, 8 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10 am, 9.45 pm) DOLPHIN TALE (U) Cinemax (10 am, 8 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.20 am, 2.55, 7.25 pm) Kannada quiz contest held HINDI LOOT (U/A) Hansika Motwani, Govinda, Mahaakashay Chakroborty Members of the Dalit Sangarsha Samiti protest alleged transfer of lands from Dalits to the BBMP in front of Town Hall in the city today. Rally for Kannada S Radhakrishna Special training Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The Noble Institute For Competitive Exams has organised free training for KAS preliminary examination on November 13. The training will be for 30 days and participating candidates will be given study material. For information, contact, Noble Institute For Competitive Exams, o. 482, G K Arcade, in front of Beml complex, Rajarajeshwarinagar, or visit www.nobleias.com or call: 8762411712. Cinemax (11 am, 5.45 pm) Cinepolis (11 am, 3.20, 7.10 pm) Fame (Lido) (1.10 pm, 9.30 pm) Fame (Whitefield) (10 am, 9.50 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (4 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (9.50 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (9.50 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.15 am, 3.45, 9.15 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.15 am, 1.20, 6.45 pm) Vision Cinemas (4 pm, 9.45 pm) 9.30 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (11.15 am, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (11.15 am, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Lakshmi (BTM Layout) (10 am, 11.15, 5.15, 8.30 pm) Lakshmi (Gottigere) (10 am, 1, 5, 8 pm) Lakshmi (Taverekere) (10 am, 1, 5, 8 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.20 am, 3.40, 9 pm) Rex (10.15 am, 1.10, 4.05, 7, 9.50 pm) Vaibhav (Sanjay Nagar) (11.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Veeresh (10.30 am) Vision Cinemas (10 am, 1, 7, 9.45 pm) Urvasi (10.45 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Fame (Lido) (10.05 am) Fame (Whitefield) (10.15 am, 10.55, 12.25, 1.30, 2.25, 4.45, 5.40, 8, 8.55 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Mysore Road) (10 am, 7, 9.45 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (10.25 am, 12.40, 3.45, 9 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10.15 am, 12.55, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.15 am, 1.30, 4.45, 8 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (12.55 pm, 5, 6.40 pm) PVR Cinemas (1.20 pm, 2, 3.25, 4.40, 5.20, 8. 8.40, 8.50 pm) MILEY NAA MILEY HUM (U/A) Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi Apsara (11.30 am, 2.30 pm) Bhumika (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Cinemax (3.30 pm) Cinepolis (1 pm, 10 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 5.15 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (10 am, 3 pm) PVR Cinemas (12.40 pm) Members of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike take out a rally demanding that the Belgaum be dissolved immediately for anti-state activities of its mayor and deputy mayor. The KRS members later submitted a memorandum addressed to chief minister DVSadananda Gowda. RA.ONE (U/A) Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor `3D' Abhinay (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Anand (10 am, 1, 4, 7 pm) Cinepolis (10 am, 11, 1, 4, 7, 10 pm) Cinemax (10 am, 1, 4, 7, 10 pm) Everest (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.15, 9.30 pm) Fame (Lido) (11.15 am, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Fame (Shankarnag) (11.15 am, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 1, 10 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (10 am, 9.40 pm) HMT Cinemas (4 pm, 7, TRAIN SCHEDULE Train No. Anniversary celebrations Bangalore: The South Realtors' Association has organised its anniversary celebrations at Manandi auditorium in Jayanagar fifth block at 5 pm tomorrow. Realty workers have been conducting their business with selfrespect and have banded together under the association. It has been one year since the realtors association has registered itself with the government and we are celebrating the occasion, said association secretary Umesh. 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Paradise Regained: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kynkyny Art, No 148 Embassy Square, Infantry Road, Kynkyny Art presents `Paradise Regained', a show depicting the natural world in its many shapes, forms, colours and patterns. The paintings tell stories of indigenous ecosystems and familiar landscapes. Nostalgia Upfront and Personal: Friday, November 4th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crimson Art Gallery, Hatworks Boulevard, No 32, Cunningham Road, Vasanthnagar Crimson presents Nostalgia Upfront CITY EVENTS General BIISc and Bosch: Inauguration of Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, by former president APJ Abdul Kalam, Golden Jubilee Seminar Hall, ECE Department, IISc, 4 pm. Inauguration of Centre of Excellence in High Speed Aerodynamics: by former president APJ Abdul Kalam, Department of Aerospace, IISc, 3.45 pm. Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry: Trade Meet, Mara Pandiyan, Chairman Mormugao Port trust participate, Hotel Didnt discuss politics with BSY during my jail visit: KS Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: "I only inquired about Yeddyurappa's health, the facilities and other personal issues with him when I met him at the jail yesterday. We did not discuss any political issue, nor did we have any fight over the candidate for the Bellary Rural by-election," said BJP state president K S Eshwarappa here this morning. Addressing the media at the BJP office Jagannath Bhava at Malleswram after the Karnataka High Court granted bail to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa allowing him to get out of prison after his 24-day stay, Eshwarappa said, "Everyone is happy that Yeddyurappa is getting out. I am sure there will be celebrations across the state." He said, "Yeddyurappa has been our leader and will remain our leader. He has seen I and other party workers grow over the last 30 years. I was happy after meeting him yesterday, and I am happier that he is being released today." Eshwarappa, who seemed irritated with the media for its reportage on his visit to the jail, had a word of advice. "You should not indulge in such gimmicks. The media should report events as it is and should not create mischief. I don't have any right to control the media. They have all the right to report whatever they want. But my only request is that they do so judiciously." To a question whether the BJP would face the next general elections and other polls under the leadership of Yeddyurappa, he said, "The BJP central leadership has said that the state unit would contest all elections under the combined leadership. Yeddyurappa too will be part of that combined leadership." He said that Yeddyurappa will fight the cases legally and come out victorious. On the Bellary Rural by-election scheduled for November 30, he said that the party election committee is meeting tomorrow and will decide on the candidate. "I cannot say whether (former minister) or not B Sriramulu would be the candidate for the by-election. I am also part of that committee and we will take the decision tomorrow." Major and medium industries minister Murugesh Nirani, referring to Yeddyurappa's case, said that people should not use the legal system for political gains. A private complaint has caused immense mental trauma and pain to Yeddyurappa. "The former chief minister has been responsible for taking the state through the progressive mode. We are sure that once he gets out of jail, he will work for the development of the state." S Radhakrishna Lalit Ashok, 7 pm. Sri Vidya Mandira Educational Institutions: Annual Day celebrations 2011-12, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, 6 pm. and Personal, an art exhibition featuring artists such as like Gopal Adivrekar, Yusuf Arakkal, Azis TM, Badrinarayan and NS Bendre, among others. Solo Show @ Renaissance: Friday, November 4th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Renaissance Gallerie, No 13 Westminster, Cunningham Road, An exhibition of paintings by Gayatri Shantaram from Paris at Renaissance. The Keyboard of Small Things: Friday, November 4th, 2011. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gallery Sumukha, No 24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden An exhibition of paintings by Mukesh Sharma at Gallery Sumukha. Cultural Army Public School: Cultural Bonanza `Karnataka Vaibhava' and annual prize distribution, RSI multi purpose hall, Maj Gen A K Pradhan SM, GCC K&K Sub Area to participate, 6 pm. MS Ramesh Mitra Koota: Staging of devotional play `Bedara Kannappa,' Nayana Tanga Mandira, Kannada Bhavana, JC Road, 6 pm. BJP state president K SEshwarappa addresses the media at the BJPheadquarters Jagannath Bhavan in the city today. Bail no proof BSY is innocent: Cong Datta: BSY can Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Bail to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa does not mean that he has been exonerated in these cases, nor does it prove his innocence, said Congress state president G Parameshwara here this morning. The Karnataka High Court today granted bail to Yeddyurappa and former minister and Malur MLA Es Enn Krishnaiah Shetty in alleged land grabbing cases, allowing them to get out of the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail, where they have been in judicial custody for the last 24 days. Parameshwara said, "We are sure that he will be punished when the trial in the cases get over. He has taken decisions against law while he was in power." Conditional bail to Yeddyurappa is being questioned in the Supreme Court now. "If BJP workers are celebrating his release, it only proves that they are ignorant of processes of law. They should know that it is only a temporary relief and he has to prove himself innocent in other cases of alleged illegal land denotification too. If the Supreme Court passes an order against the high court ruling then Yeddyurappa has to go back to jail." He said that it is not a victory for law. Victory will be when Yeddyurappa is punished by the courts, he opined. tamper with cases now Religious Devagiri Sri Guru Seva Art Going back in time: Upfront GParameshwara Raghavendra: Sad, appaji had to spend Diwali in jail Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: "We were sad that our father had to spend time in jail during this Deepavali. He had celebrated the festival with the family last year," said former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa's son and Shimoga MP B Y Raghavendra today. He was reacting to the Karnataka High Court today granting bail to Yeddyurappa in PCR 3 case filed by advocate Sirajin Basha, alleging illegal land denotification in Agara on the outskirts of the city. Yeddyurappa was lodged in the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail under judicial custody ordered by the Lokayukta special court. "We are happy that he is getting out of jail. We expect him to get out by 4 pm," he said. "We thank the people of the state for keeping faith in him and praying for his release. Bail is proof that the god is with us." Gangadhar Pujar Unscrupulous elements filed cases against BSY: Renuka YSVDatta Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa is a leader, powerful enough to pull strings from within the jail. There is a possibility that he could influence witnesses and tamper with evidence in legal cases against him, said JD(S) spokesman Y S V Datta here today. "But at the same time, the Karnataka High Court has taken a decision and granted bail to him in a private complaint. We will respect the ruling of the court. But at the same time, the observation that he did not have any criminal precedent and would not tamper with evidence may not be right. There is a feeling among the people that he is powerful enough to do anything in this state," he said. "Even from the jail, Yeddyurappa was trying to decide who the Lokayukta should be and had almost got his wish pushed through. If he could wield such influence over the government, it is sure that he would exhibit his power in other spheres on society too," he said. "He has only gotten out of jail BYRaghavendra Samithi: Talk on `Yaksha Prashma' by Ananthacharya, 24th Main, Banashankari II Stage, 6:30 pm. Geetha Gnana Yagna: Discourse on Bhagwad Gita 18th Chapter, by Sree Swami Abhaya Chaitanya, Sree Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple, RP Ravishankar Hall, 8th Cross, Malleshwaram, 6:45 pm & Personal, Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road, till November 5, 11 am to 7 pm On the occasion of Crimson's 22nd anniversary, the gallery presents an exhibition of works that have been displayed at Crimson over the course of two decades of its existence. Art Classes: AKR School of Art, RMV, 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar, Vidyaranyapura and Jayanagar Founded by Ashok Kumar R, the institute conducts art classes for all age groups above the age of six in sketching, oil, watercolour, acrylic, portraits, charcoal, calligraphy and Mysore and Tanjore style painting. 9844141967, Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Some unscrupulous elements have filed cases against former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and forced him to spend time in jail, said excise minister Renukacharya here today. The Karnataka High Court today granted bail to Yeddyurappa in PCR 3 case of alleged illegal land denotification, allowing him to get out jail. Renukacharya, who organised celebrations in front of Yeddyurappa's Race Course residence, said, "Yeddyurappa has been a tall leader in the state. He is not in the habit of celebrating anything. For the last 40 years, ever since he has entered politics, he has been working for the welfare of the party, state and people." "We are sure that Yeddyurappa will fight out the cases legally and come out innocent," he added. Members of trade unions court arrest as they protest against increase in prices of essential commodities and disinvestment near SBMCirlce in Bangalore this morning. Shopping Swarovski Charm Collection: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Swarovski, 1st Floor, Monarch Plaza, Brigade Road, Symbolic, quirky, feminine or offbeat, the charm collection allows wearers to express their per- through conditional bail. It does not mean that he has been exonerated. There are many other cases he hast to face. These cases contain solid evidence of his wrongdoing while being in power," he added. Advocate Sirajin Basha had been fighting the case at an individual capacity without any political affiliations. He will now be forced to go to the Supreme Court to question the high court ruling and granting of bail to Yeddyurappa, he said.' The political fallout of the ruling too will be significant. A section within the BJP has declared that Yeddyurappa is their undisputed leader. Neither L K Advani nor any other national party representative is bigger than Yeddyurappa for them. Now three factions, two others led by Ananth Kumar and Eshwarappa, would fight among themselves. The day is not too far when the differences within the ruling party will spill out, also affecting the governance in the state. There has also been speculation that Yeddyurappa has been demanding the party president's post, he added. CITU protests rise in price, disinvestment sonalities through miniature works of art. Woman robbed of her chain Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: A woman was robbed of her gold chain at Srinivas Nagar this morning. R Parimala, a housewife, was returning home after buying milk when two persons on a scooter snatched 15 gm gold chain from her neck. The incident occurred around 5.30 am. Exhibitions The Sartorial World @ Apparao: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Apparao Galleries, No 82 The Presidency, St Marks Road, Apparao hosts 'The Sartorial World', a cross disciplinary art show exploring the body as a museum. The ritual of adornment is highlighted through cultural vestiges, artifacts, ancient objects and Bond over Buddha: Buddha the Enlightenment, Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishat, Kumara Krupa Road, till November 6, 10.30 am to 7.30 pm Gansh P. Doddamani's paintings of the Buddha reflect how the spirit of his teachings are alive. Paris, je t'aime: Solo show, Renaissance Gallerie, 104,West Minster, 13, Cunningham Road, till November 7, 11 am to 7 pm Renaissance Gallerie presents a solo show featuring the works of Paris-based artist Gayatri Shantaram. State CITU secretary H V Ananth Subbarao said, "The UPA Bangalore: Central Indian Trade government is not pro-welfare, Union (CITU) workers today but pro-capitalist. Despite calls protested in front of SBM Circle, by people's organisation, trade demanding a reduction in rising unions and opposition parties, prices of essential commodities the government went ahead with and also a change in the gov- petrol price hike." ernment's approach to privatising "The government has also public sector industries. gone ahead with privatisation The CITU took a decision to raising Rs 40,000 crore. It has hold a nationwide protest and failed to properly implement jail bharo agitation throughout labour laws, not provided social the country today. The union security measures and no perhas threatened to continue the manency of jobs. Though a law strike unless its five demands has been passed to provide graare met by the government. tuity, pension and provident fund Members of the Bharat to workers in the unorganised Mazadoor Sang, All-India Trade sector, nothing has been done," Union and Hindustan Mazdoor he said. Sangh extended support to the The CITU is demanding that protest. the UPA government at the Centre Bangalore Beat Bureau and the BJP government in the state to not go ahead and bring permanent jobs under the contract system. They should also extend all benefits available to permanent workers to contract employees too, he added. An amendment should be brought in the minimum wages act to fix the basic minimum salary at Rs 10000 per month. Removal of ceiling for payment of PF bonus and increase in the amount of gratuity, pension, compulsory registration of all trade unions within 45 days and ratification of decision of 87th and 98th conventions of International Labour Organsiation (ILO) are some of the other demands of CITU. Ayurveda camp Bangalore: People Trust Village Welfare Help Centre has organised a free Ayurveda health camp on its premise on YelahankaDodballapur main road between 10 am and noon on November 26. For more information contact: People's Trust health centre, Sriramanahalli, Yelahanka-Dodballapur main road, or call: 9341305265. Tuesday, November 8, 2011 NEWS 4 Islamabad: Four Hindu doctors have been gunned down in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, sparking fears and panic among the minority community. The doctors were gunned down yesterday at their clinic in Chak town close to Shikarpur. Dr Ramesh Kumar, a former member of provincial assembly and chief patron of Pakistan Hindu Council, confirmed that Dr Ashok, Dr Naresh, Dr Ajeet and Dr Satia Paul were killed by armed assailants while working in their clinic. "This is not the first time such an incident has taken place where members of our community have been targeted. What is of concern is that the law enforcement agencies tend to support the criminals involved in such acts," Dr Kumar said. 4 Hindus gunned down in Pakistan SC to Agnivesh: Public figures Zawahiri set must watch what they say up Osama, New Delhi: The Supreme Court made strong remarks against social activist Swami Agnivesh for his reported remarks on the Amarnath Yatra. The two judges hearing the case, that asks for criminal proceedings against Swami Agnivesh, said, "You cannot take sentiments of the people for granted." They also warned that "A person in public life should weigh words ten times before he speaks" and added that if the activist had made the remark attributed to him, he "cannot go scot free.' The case will be heard next on Monday. For thousands of Hindus, this pilgrimage is a revered ritual. They trek to a shrine of Lord Shiva located at an altitude of about 13,000 feet in a cave in Jammu and Kashmir, 140 km from Srinagar. Inside the main Amarnath cave lies an ice stalagmite worshipped as the Shiva Linga. Swami Agnivesh, during a trip to Jammu in May, had allegedly said the Amarnath Yatra is " a religious deception." He said that he "does not understand why people go for such yatras" and had termed the "Shivlingam" that forms inside the Amarnath cave shrine a geographical phenomenon. The apex court bench said that at this stage, there is no need to interfere as investigation is going on but adjourned the matter when former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, appearing for Agnivesh, pleaded for a week's time to file an affidavit before it. Subramanium contended that the statement was distorted and Agnivesh had immediately clarified it. It was not meant to hurt people's sentiments, he pleaded. "The statement was made in the context of arrangements made for the pilgrims. The intention was certainly not to hurt," he said. says book Dhoni was my goto man in team: Chappell Melbourne: He had a bitter stint as India's cricket coach but the one player for whom Greg Chappell has only admiration is current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the Australian feels he broke down a "hierarchical" system in the team by becoming the voice of young players Chappell, whose two year stint from 2005 to 2007 was marred by several controversies including the infamous public spat with the then skipper Sourav Ganguly, recalls how Dhoni rose in stature in the side. Writing in his autobiography 'Fierce Focus', Chappell said such was hierarchy in the team that youngsters were petrified of speaking before a senior such as Sachin Tendulkar in the team meetings. "The real ray of hope for Indian team was Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of the most impressive young cricketers I'd ever worked with. He was smart, and able to read the game as perceptively as the best leaders," Chappell wrote. "If I wanted to know what was going on in the middle, Dhoni became my go to man. He would eventually breakdown one of the biggest problems in the India teams," he added, referring to the young players' reluctance to express themselves. "...the youngster would say, 'I can't speak before so-and-so. If I speak up before a senior player, they will hold it against me forever.' Some were petrified, flat out refusing to say a word in a meeting before, say, Tendulkar had spoken. It was so hierarchical, it made Australian teams look like commune," he wrote. Chappell said he began to separate team meetings into three groups -- senior, intermediate and junior -- so that he could hear their thoughts, which were later broken down by Dhoni as he gained in confidence and asserted his leadership. Dhoni made his Test debut after Chappell took over as coach. Recalling his tumultuous sting with India, Chappell said at times he had to deal with mood swings, fluctuating commitment to fitness and senior players' unwillingness to get out and mix with the local culture and enjoy tours. Chappell also delved on his stormy relationship with Ganguly. Speaking about the unhappy relationship, Chappell said although Ganguly's support was one reason why he got the job with the Indian team but it turned bitter when the then skipper started expecting him to be his saviour. "His idea was probably 'you scratch my back, I scratch yours'," Chappell wrote. "He expected I would be so grateful to him for getting me the job that I'd become his henchman in his battle to remain captain. I, on the other hand, took on a job with the primary responsibility to Indian cricket and the Indian people. "There were a billion of them and only one of Sourav. I wanted to help India become the best cricket team in the world," he said. "If that means eventually they could only become that team without Sourav, then so be it," Chappell said, adding that on field, "there was no bigger panicker than Sourav." He described Ganguly as a player "caught with self-doubt and his own struggle to survive". "Sourav had great batting and leadership talent, but never realised his potential because he was consumed by what he saw as the threats around him," he wrote. Chappell claimed that when he was asked to frankly give his views to the BCCI on the team's future, he told the Board president Ranbir Singh Mahendra that "I couldn't see this team winning the 2007 World Cup, but regeneration was possible if it started with Sourav permanently handing the captaincy to Rahul." "I thought once Sourav is no longer in charge, his batting would improve and his followers might be brought into line and made better contributors to the team," Chappell wrote. "Sourav was reappointed for the coming tour of Zimbabwe, after which he sent me a very hurt text message asking why I wasn't backing his captaincy," he said. Chappell said he had no bitterness for Ganguly at that time. "I did like Sourav," he wrote. Chappell blamed Ganguly's attitude problem to the cultural upbringing, which he said was common in India. "I felt strongly that if he gave up the captaincy, he could find a way to batting greatness. He didn't want a coach, or an agent of change. He wanted a political ally," Chappell said. On the team's trip to Zimbabwe, Chappell described how the daily results affected the moods of players and accused Ganguly of confusing them with constant changes. "When I sat down and talked with him about it, he would agree to everything I asked, but then go his own way. Some other senior players were similarly expert at Gandhian passive resistance: saying 'Yes yes yes' before doing the exact opposite. Each time he agreed, then didn't do it," he wrote. "In a warm up for the Tests, against Zimbabwe-A at Mutare, Sourav went missing for the toss so I went out to do his duty for him. I lost. When he learnt what I'd done, he seemed more vexed that I'd lost than that the coach had had to do the captain's job," he said. During the match, Chappell also accused Ganguly of faking an injury and walking off after four overs. "He was retiring hurt, yet he appeared to have no injury. I suggested he go for an MRI scan, but he declined. I'd seen a lot of excuses over my years from guys who didn't want to bat in difficult conditions, but normally they were more subtle than this," he wrote. "He, in my view, was simply frightened of a failure before the test series," he said. Chappell recalled that when that when he inquired about Ganguly's actions from some of his teammates, they said it had been going on for some years. "...joking that he had a miracle doctor in Kolkata, because his serious injuries always cleared up when he went home." Chappell revealed that during the 2006 South African series, Ganguly sent him a text message saying he felt like his 'son' and would do anything to come back into the team. "As I wasn't a selector, that wasn't my decision, but it turned out that a deal had been done among the panel and he was picked as the 'all-rounder' for the Test series against Sri Lanka," he wrote. Chappell said he feared that Ganguly's reinstatement would destabilise the new captain Rahul Dravid and jeopardise the improvement that the team had made. "Sure enough, the very complicated ducks and drakes being played among the politicians and administrators resulted in Sourav's reinstatement as a player for our tour to Pakistan," he wrote. Revanna celebrates bday Gandhinagara Karnataka Rakshana Vedike president K C Murthy and others wish former minister H M Revanna on his 63th birthday at Mahalaxmi Layout today. Student falls to death from balcony Mumbai: A 23-year-old woman fell off the balcony of her 11th floor flat at Vaibhav building in Gamdevi early on Monday. Sharmi Doshi, a law student, was reportedly talking on her cellphone the mobile phone with a friend around 4 am when she lost balance and fell to her death. The watchman at the building heard a thud and found Doshi lying in a pool of blood, said the police. He informed Doshi's parents who rushed her to hospital where she was declared dead before admission. Said an officer attached to the Gamdevi police station, The Gamdevi police conducted a panchnama of the spot. "Prima facie, it is a case of accidental death. However, it is unclear why she was on the balcony talking on the phone at such an odd hour." Senior inspector S W Diwadkar of Gamdevi police said the postmortem showed that it was an accidental fall. Court rejects Salems plea, trial to go on Mumbai: A TADA court has rejected underworld don Abu Salem's application to stop the trial against him in view of the termination of extradition order passed by Portugal's Lisbon High Court in September. While rejecting Salem's application the court said that there was no degree of finality in the termination of extradition order of the Lisbon High Court as the Government of India had challenged that order in the Supreme Court of Portugal. Ordering that the trial would continue the court observed that till the time a finality was reached it would not be suitable to halt the trial at this stage. Salem's lawyers had filed an application for halting the trial against him after the Lisbon court's termination of extradition order in September for alleged breach of extradition terms. Salem had claimed in his application that the trial against him in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case cannot go on after the Portuguese court order. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in reply to the application had said that until and unless the Supreme Court of India or the government of India pass an order to halt the trial the prosecution can't be halted, as the Lisbon court has no jurisdiction over the TADA court. Salem, a key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, was extradited to India on November 11, 2005, after a legal process in Portugal that lasted for three years. He has been accused in nine cases related to extortion, kidnapping and murder and is facing trial in all of them. Washington: Eager to become the leader of al Qaeda, the then number two Aymen Zawahiri set up Osama bin Laden by repeatedly sending a courier to his hiding place in Abbottabad who had been interrogated by the CIA, a new book by a former SEAL has claimed. "Despite knowing that this operative was blown, Zawahiri used Abu Ahmed al Kuwaiti to make repeated trips to Bin Laden's compound," says the book 'Seal Target Geronimo' written by a former SEAL, Chuck Pfarrer. "Based on this accumulation of information, one can draw conclusion that it was Zawahiri who led the US to bin Laden's hiding place in Abbottabad, accomplishing this through a complex and persistent series of lapses in security," he said. "Some of these slips were subtle and some of them were so obvious that they were laughable," Pfarrer wrote in his book, which also claims that Zawahiri even tried to get the Russians kill bin Laden and he also wrongly diagnosed Bin Laden. "Zawahiri tried to get the Russians to kill Bin Laden; they did not. He hoped that Addison's disease would take him, but it did not. Now Zawahiri played is final card -- he deliberately used a blown courier to communicate with Osama, and the inevitable happened. The Americans found him," Pfarrer wrote in his 225-page book published by the New York-based St Martin's Press. He said that for 30 years, Zawahiri had been willing to use violence to bring about his idea of Islamic government. Now, the Muslim faithful were throwing off the chains of dictatorship and calling out not for sharia law but for democracy, the book said. "Zawahiri had worn himself out trying to get Osama to escalate his attacks against the West. Repeated plans to smuggle chemical weapons into the US had come to naught and now Zawahiri had had enough. By late in 2009, he had determined to wrest control of al Qaeda from Bin Laden," the book says. "Zawahiri had several advantages over his boss. Besides an innate viciousness, Zawahiri could speak and read English. He was an avid consumer of American news about al Qaeda. Moving between his own 1stprovided safe houses, Zawahiri had his messages delivered in Abu Ahmed al Kuwaiti's fantastically painted four wheel-drive truck. The vehicle and its frequent destination soon attracted the attention of American intel- alZawahiri ligence," Pfarrer wrote. "During the Afghan war, Zawahiri had continually urged Osama forward into combat. As his personal physician from 1984 to 2003, Zawahiri examined and treated Osama frequently. Zawahiri was a trained physician who studied at one of the finest universities in the Middle East. Yet he failed to diagnose Osama's obvious symptoms of back pain, low blood pressure, and fainting spells," he said. "All of these, and a telltale craving for table salt led to a diagnosis that was obvious, yet Zawahiri never mentioned it to Osama and withheld from him the easy-to-acquire medication that would have held his disease in check," the former SEALs wrote in his latest book. Referring to the documents and materials obtained from the Abbottabad compound, Pfarrer says that Osama bin Laden, himself did not like Zawahiri and was planning to exclude him from the new leadership structure of the terrorist outfit that he was making. "SEALs would carry away five hundred data systems, hard drives, computers, laptops, monitors, notebooks written in Arabic and English, papers, financial records, and wire diagrams of a new al Qaeda that Osama was planning one that did not include Zawahiri," Pfarrer said. "Osama had watched the news, too. He had considered now that Egypt had its revolution, Zawahiri's principal qualification for being in the ranks of al Qaeda's leadership was gone. Bin Laden did not want attacks carried out against Egypt, and documents show that Zawahiri was planning a spectacular bombing in Tahrir Square," he said. "Ironically, intel analysts reading through Bin Laden's papers would discover that Osama was planning a full break with Zawahiri. That move came too late to prevent Zawahiri from moving against him," Pfarrer wrote. Sachin gets 15K Test cricket runs New Delhi: While the driving a Devendra world is busy waiting Bishoo delivery to extra for Sachin Tendulkar cover and taking a sinto slam his 100th ingle to take his score to ternational hundred, 28 off 76 balls. the master blaster Sachin got to the achieved another landmark in his 182nd Test mark today. Sachin and 300th inning. He completed 15,000 runs is the highest run getter in Test cricket during in Tests as well as ODI his knock in India's cricket and the man second inning on Day behind him in the Test Sachin 3 of the first Test list is the batsman who against the West Indies at the was at the crease when the maesFeroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. tro reached the milestone -- Sachin achieved the feat after Rahul Dravid. RajaPC notes to reach Swamy New Delhi: A special CBI court on Tuesday deferred its hearing on Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy's plea to make home minister P Chidambaram a co-accused in the 2G case. The court has asked the CBI to make available to the complainant a file apparently conversation between Chidambaram and 2G accused former communications minister A Raja. Special CBI judge O P Saini adjourned the hearing on the plea till Dec 3 after Swamy said that his application seeking a CBI probe against the minister is pending before the apex court. Swamy informed the court that the CBI should be directed to produce the file containing the signature and endorsement of Chidambaram, a former finance minister, which proves his complicity in the 2G scam. "The file contains a conversation between Raja and Chidambaram during the allotment of spectrum at each and every stage," Swamy said. On Swamy's bail application, the judge said: "After hearing the complainant I am satisfied that a copy for the aforesaid file would facilitate the prosecution of the complainant's case." Accordingly, CBI is directed to supply a photocopy of the file to the complainant at the earliest, said Saini while adjourning Swamy's plea to make Chidambaram a co-accused in the spectrum case. Swamy had said the court should bring on record purported "new facts" that Chidambaram and former communications minister Raja had a "role" in deciding 2G spectrum entry fee. "The fact that the above named two ministers together decided that the prices of spectrum and entry fee should be lumped together at the 2001 level and decided against the market price of 2007-08 period for the entry fee, is confirmed by the speech of the prime minister in the Rajya Sabha Feb 24, 2011," Swamy had said. Warne to make T20 comeback Melbourne: Spin legend Shane Warne said Tuesday he was still a matchwinner as he announced his return to cricket, confirming he will play in Australia's new Twenty20 Big Bash League with the Melbourne Stars. The 42-year-old had apparently ended his stellar cricket career at the Indian Premier League in May, but said recently he had never felt fitter and speculation was rife he would return to the Twenty20 format. In confirming he had signed with the Melbourne team, the leg spinner said he still had confidence in the abilities which had made him a superstar. "I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think I could be pulling my weight, being able to go out there and change the course of a game," Warne told reporters. "It has got nothing to do with money. If it was something to do with money, I would be still playing in the IPL." Warne hasn't played Test cricket since helping Australia to a 5-0 Ashes whitewash over England in January 2007 but he led the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) until earlier this year. He said part of his desire to return was that he wanted his three children to be able to see him at work and it hopefully (including a semi-final and final) without a sense of confidence in my ability that I can actually go out there and make a difference." The leg spinner said he was injuryfree and he did not rule out possibly extending his contract with the Melbourne side if the 2011-2012 season went well. "I'm a young 42 at the moment, so I'll see how it goes this year," he said. "This is something fresh, this is something new and we're all learning straight away. Let's see how it goes this year and we'll take it from there." Rated one of five cricketers of the 20th century by Wisden, Warne will play his first game in the revamped Twenty20 competition against the Sydney Thunder at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 17. Cricket Australia has said the former Test world record-holder's participation in the domestic Twenty20 league would be a shot in the arm for the new competition which replaces a state-based tournament. Several overseas players have signed up with the eight franchises that will contest the BBL, including South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs, Paul Collingwood of England, and Pakistan's Shahid Afridi. was an "added bonus" his fiancee Liz Hurley would be there too. "My kids who are 14, 12 and 10 can't really remember dad playing cricket that much," he told a press conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). "For my kids and Elizabeth to come out and see me playing cricket here at the MCG will be pretty special." The flamboyant personality has also undergone a dramatic weight drop in recent months, shedding about 12 kilo- grams since dating Hurley, and said he was confident he could handle the workload. "I'm in such good shape at the moment," Warne said. "I wouldn't be going into this and playing all nine games Printed and published by B M Arun Kumar vide RNI Registration No. KARENG/2010/33126. Published by SAM Global Media, # 37, 1 Floor, 2nd Main, N. R. Colony, Bangalore - 560 019. Editor: B M Arun Kumar Printed at Lavanya Mudrana, #19, 15th Cross, Thyaarajanagar, Bangalore � 560 028. All rights reserved. Reproduction or translation in any language in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for the return of unsolicited material or for material lost or damaged in transit. All disputes are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of competent courts and forums in Bangalore only.