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4 workers injured in Jigani fire Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: A massive fire broke out at an industrial unit a the Jigani Industrial Estate in Anekal taluk this morning. Four persons were injured and goods worth lakhs of rupees were gutted. The incident took place at Vidya Herbal Industry at the industrial estate in Anekal taluk. Five fire engines were still fighting fire at the industrial unit at the time of going to press. The fire broke out when a boiler exploded in the industrial unit. Fire soon spread to other parts of the plant. Products worth lakhs of rupees were gutted. The injured were shifted to a government hospital.

Lorry knocks student to death Bangalore Beat Bureau

Bangalore: A college student died on the spot when a lorry hit her moped at Yelahanka this morning. Pooja Gaonkar (20), a student at Mount Carmel College, was riding her moped to the college when a sand-laden lorry hit her from behind and killed her instantly. The lorry was trying to overtake another vehicle when it knocked her down. Pooja fell from the moped and her head hit the road hard. The incident took place right in front of the police station in the area. The police arrested the lorry driver and seized the vehicle. The body has been shifted to a government hospital for post-mortem.

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Somanna CORPORATOR slippered

BUTCHERED Criminals kill S Nataraj at busy Malleswaram

Bangalore: A Congress corporator was done to death by a group of unknown persons at the busy Malleswaram Circle in broad daylight today. Corporator S Nataraj, S Nataraj who was representing ward No. 94, Gandhinagar, was attacked with machetes and long knives even as he was standing and talking to his friend next to the road. Eyewitnesses said the attackers came on a motorbike, pulled out the deadly weapons, chased the people’s representatives and butchered the corporator to death. Soon after the crime they fled the spot. Nataraj was immediately shifted to

professions which are normally associated with crime. In a seemingly retaliatory attack, some followers of Nataraj assaulted one Rajesh from a nearby area. The police said Rajesh could be an extortionist. The relatives claimed that Nataraj received calls demanding Rs 2 crore. The reason to seek money was not known. They said Rajesh had made a similar call to another corporator. City police commissioner Jyothiprakash Mirji, additional commissoner of police (law and order)T Sunil Kumar, DCP H S Revanna, and other top police officials were at the spot. A search for the culprits was ordered immediately. Police officers inspect the spot at Malleswaram where corporaor S Nataraj was said to be a close asNataraj was attacked this morning. sociate of former chief minister Gundu Rao family. Congress leader DiKC General Hospital. But as his con- long knife and slippers worn by the nesh Gundurao said, “I have known dition was very serious he was rushed attackers from the spot. him since 1975. We literally grew up to Mallige Hospital, where he The police were clueless as to the together. I cannot believe that such a breathed his last. motive behind the murder with rela- fate has befallen him. He was a deThe body was later shifted to Vic- tives of the deceased maintaining that cent and honourable man.” he was not involved in rowdy activitoria Hospital for post-mortem. Soon after the word spread, huge The police recovered a machete, a ties or real estate business, the two crowds gathered at Victoria Hospital.

Meeting of Cong minds

Gangadhar Pujar

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Framework for vocational training

All-India Congress Committee general secretary and MP Oscar Fernandes, state Congress president G Parameshwara and former MP H T Sangliana at a meeting to decide the preparations for the assembly elections, at the KPCC office today.

JD(S) workers protesting against Shobha caned

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Bangalore: The youth have to be given vocational training as just a degree is not enough to get them jobs. The government is thinking of including vocational courses in the regular curriculum, said primary and secondary education minister Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri here this morning. He was attending a one-day brainstorming session on the National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF). Page 3

Taseerʼs killer gets death Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court today handed down death sentence to the police guard who assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer for calling for changes in the country’s controversial blasphemy law. Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the policeman who gunned down Taseer outside a restaurant in the heart of Islamabad on January 4, was awarded two death sentences on two counts of murder and terrorism by Judge Parvez Ali Shah during in-camera proceedings at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, state-run PTV reported. Page 4

The workers alleged that local corporator Gayathri, who represents the JD(S), was not invited Bangalore: The police resorted to a mild lath- to the function. They pointed out that the coricharge and chased away JD(S) workers, who porator’s name was not printed even on the inwere trying to disrupt a function being attend- vitation card. ed by energy minister SHobha Karandlaje. Karandlaje did not pay heed to their protests The incident occurred at Dodda Bidarakallu, and inaugurated the PHC. which is Karandlaje’s constituency. The minisThe JD(S) workers continued to protest and ter had arrived in the area to inaugurate at pub- shout slogans. lic health centre when JD(S) workers protested. The police lathicharged them and arrested The JD(S) workers waved black flags and tried them for disrupting the function. The area was to prevent Karandlaje from inaugurating the tense for a while, but the police brought it unPHC. der control.

agreed to their plea and said the arguments on their bail applications can be heard on October 17 as it may frame charges against the accused by that time. “I want to complete the process of framing of charges in the case by October 15. Fix the bail pleas of these two (Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar) for Oc-

Ahmedabad: A day after Sanjeev Bhatt was arrested, the suspended Gujarat IPS officer’s wife on Saturday wrote a letter to Gujarat’s Director General of Police (DGP) Chitranjan Singh and Ahmedabad police commissioner Sudhir Sinha, saying there is a threat to her husband’s life. In the letter, Bhatt’s wife Shweta also asked her husband shouldn’t be interrogated at night and demanded to know why he was shifted to the Crime Branch. Shweta also told the television channel Times Now that neither she nor Bhatt’s lawyer

Pak erring by backing terror: Hillary Washington: Stating that Pakistan has used terror groups in Kashmir against India, the US has cautioned Islamabad that it is making “a serious, grievous, strategic error” by supporting these outfits. Pakistan believes that it can keep a “wild animal in the backyard” and it will only go after its neighbour, secretary of state Hillary Clinton said. But, there are too many stories where that doesn’t turn out like that, she said. Page 4

tober 17,” the judge said. Senior advocates Sushil Kumar and Altaf Ahmed, appearing for Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar, apprised the judge that they are bound to obey the order of the apex court which, while dismissing their bail pleas on June 20, had said that such applications could be taken up only af-

BJP worker Prasad, who attacked housing minister V Somanna, being led away by the police at Vidhana Soudha this morning.

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him and beat the minister with slippers. Somanna, who was Bangalore: Housing minister V slightly injured, got himself treatSomanna was today attacked by ed at Mallya Hospital. a BJP worker in his chamber at Prasad, hailing from northhigh-security Vidhana Soudha. ern parts of the state, is said to be The attacker, identified as from Hebbal in the city. At the Prasad, barged into the minister’s time of the attack, he was heard chambers on the third floor Vid- accusing the minister of not dohana Soudha, despite Somanna’s ing justice to him. personal guards trying to prevent Continued on page 4

Sanjeev Bhattʼs life under threat: Wife

Kaniʼs bail plea hearing deferred New Delhi: A Delhi court today deferred the arguments on the bail applications of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, accused in the 2G spectrum case, on their plea that they may be heard after the judge frames charges in the case. Special CBI Judge O P Saini

Gangadhar Pujar

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Sick dog bites six in Hassan Hassan: A sick dog bit six persons at a village in this district this morning. The incident took place at Teranya village of Holenarasipura taluk in the district. The dog charged into houses and bit the people who were inside. The victims have sustained serious injuries and were treated at the government hospital.

BJP worker attacks minister at Soudha

ter charges are framed in the case. “The order of the Supreme Court was made on the bail pleas of Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar and we are bound to obey it,” senior counsel Ahmed said. The court also deferred the arguments on the bail pleas of five other accused by October 3. Continued on page 3

were being allowed to meet him. Bhatt had accused Gujarat chief ministerNarendra Modi of complicity in 2002 post-Godhra riots. Bhatt was arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by a junior officer KD Pant. Pant alleged that Bhatt had forced him to back his allegations on record against Narendra Modi. The Narendra Modi government had ordered the suspension of the Inspector General-rank police officer in August this year on the grounds that his conduct was unbecoming of an IPS officer. Sanjeev Bhatt


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lokayukta FIR against Gowdaʼs son

Bangalore: Lokayukta police yesterday filed a first information report against H D Balakrishna Gowda, eldest son of former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, on various allegations against him. Lokayukta ADGP J V Gaonkar stated this to reporters here. S N Balakrishna,retired assistant manager of Visveswarayya Iron and Steel in his September 22 complaint, had charged Balakrishna Gowda with possessing Rs 70 crore wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income at the time of his retirement from government service, currently valued at Rs 500 crore. He had sought a direction to take action against Balakrishna Gowda under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Earlier, Lokayukta Special Court Judge N K Sudhindra Rao had directed Lokayukta police to investigate the complaint and file a report by October 10. PTI

Bagga is new INS president Bangalore: Ashish Bagga of India Today was today elected president of The Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2011-12 at its 72nd annual general meeting here. He succeeds Kundan R Vyas of the Janmabhoomi Group. K N Tilak Kumar (Prajavani) was elected deputy president, Ravindra Kumar (The Statesman) vice-president and Rakesh Sharma (Aaj Samaj) honorary treasurer. V Shankaran is the secretary general of the Society. Other INS executive committee members are: B S Adityan (Vaarantari Rani), L Adimoolam (Health and The Antiseptic), Girish Agarwal (Dainik Bhaskar, Bhopal), Samahit Bal (Pragativadi), K Balaji (The Hindu Weekly), P V Chandran (Grihalakshmi), V K Chopra (Dainik Asam), Devendra Darda (Lokmat Times), Jagjit Singh Dardi (Charhdikala Daily), Ravindra Dhariwal (Navbharat Times), Mahendra Mohan Gupta (Dainik Jagran). Pradeep Gupta (Dataquest), Sanjay Gupta (Dainik Jagran, Varanasi), Shailesh Gupta (MidDay), Shekhar Gupta (Loksatta, Mumbai), Sanjay Hazari (The Tribune), Mohit Jain (Economic Times), R Lakshmipathy (Dinamalar), Rajul Maheshwari (Amar Ujala), Jayant Mammen Mathew (Malayala Manorama), Vilas A Marathe (Dainik Hindusthan, Amravati), R Naresh Mohan (Sunday Statesman), Abhijit Pratap Pawar (Gomantak, Goa), Maheshwer Peri (Outlook), R M R Ramesh (Dinakaran), K Raja Prasad Reddy (Sakshi, Visakhapatnam), Somesh Sharma (Rashtradoot Saptahik) are other INS members. Others are Manoj Kumar Sonthalia (The New Indian Express), Akila Urankar (Business Standard), Kiran B Vadodaria (Sambhaav Metro), M Venkatesh (Hindustan Times), Vijay Darda (Lokmat), Vijay Kumar Chopra (Punjabi Kesari, Jalandhar), Pratap G Pawar (Sakal), Abhay Chhajlani (Nai Dunia), M P Veerendrakumar (Mathrubhumi), Jacob Mathew (Vanitha), Bahubali S Shah (Gujarat Samachar), Hormusji N Cama (Bombay Samachar Weekly), T Venkttaram Reddy (Deccan Chronicle), Kundan R Vyas (Vyapar, Mumbai). PTI

HCL inks deal with CAST Bangalore: IT services firm HCL Technologies (HCL) today announced a partnership with CAST, a software analysis and measurement company, to further strengthen its Software Assessment Services ‘ASSESSSMART’. “We are confident that CAST suite of tools will augment our capabilities to deliver quality and cost-effectiveness of application development and maintenance initiatives to our customers,” HCL senior corporate vice-president Rajiv Sodhi said . The CAST AIP along with HCL’s own proprietary IPs in this space will ensure a substantially reduced risk of high impact business disruptions. PTI

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Assocham: New mining policy will burden firms Bangalore: The government’s proposal to impose 26 percent tax on profits from coal mining and 100 percent royalty on other minerals will make the Indian mining and mineral based industry as the most heavily taxed in the world and make it globally uncompetitive, industry body Assocham said yesterday. Instead of 100 percent royalty contribution, mining companies may be required to make a one-time upfront payment of 26 percent of the market value of land at the time of grant of mining lease, said the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Alternatively, an amount less than 10 percent of the royalty by a mining lease holder and a matching contribution by the state government may be considered. When these funds are utilised, the percentage of royalty required to be paid may be increased, it said. The royalty proposal will lead to an annual revenue loss of Rs 6,000 crore to the government on account of various taxes like income tax, dividend distribution tax, dividend and disinvestment collections, said D S Rawat, secretary-general of Assocham. Besides, the valuation loss of public sector companies like CIL, MOIL, SAIL, MNDC, NALCO and others could be Rs

75,000 crore. Similarly, the valuation loss of private companies like Hindalco, Balco, Sesa Goa, JSW and others is estimated at Rs 25,000 crore. The current effective taxation in Aus-

Eldersʼ day celebrated

tralia is 39 percent, Congo 36 percent, Russia 35 percent, China 32 percent and Chile 28 percent. In India, it will be more than 60 percent in case of coal and 55 percent in case

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Former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde at a function to celebrate the World Elders’ Day at Basavanagudi this morning. Dhamasthala Surendra Kumar and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board chairman A S Sadashivaiah take part.

Bosch shuts city plant after labour union stir New Delhi: Auto components major Bosch Ltd said it has shut the Bangalore plant, following a tool down strike by workers since Wednesday. In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange, it said union and workmen of the company’s Bangalore plant have commenced a tool down strike from September 28, without giving any prior notice to management. “In view of the Union’s illegal and unjustified strike, the management of the company has decided to shut down plant operations for workmen wef (with effect from) September 29, 2011,” it said. Efforts are at hand to resolve the matter and restore normalcy at the earliest possible date, the filing added.

In a statement on its website, the company said the workers are against the management’s decision to outsource “certain non-core manufacturing and support processes for cost rationalisation and competitive product pricing”. “This decision has been taken after monthly meetings with its labour union. Though the original plan would have resulted in the re-deployment of about 140 workers, it has been now scaled down due to the current slowdown in the economy.” So far this year, only about 40 workers have been re-deployed. Despite deliberations on the topic, the union has decided to protest the initiative without any advance notice through a tool down strike, it said.

Workers could not be reached for comments. As per the company, the Bangalore plant employs about 2,500 unionised workmen. Bosch has been facing labour issues over the past one year at its different factories. On March 8 last year, the company had declared a lockout at the Naganathapura plant, on the outskirts of the city following a strike. The lockout was lifted a week later. A settlement to formalise modernisation, automation, ancillarisation and outsourcing etc. was first signed between Bosch management and the union way back in October 14, 1992. In the past, nearly 1,000 workmen have been re-trained and re-deployed within the city plant over the years. PTI

of iron ore. “To make dividend payout of 10 percent to the government and shareholders, and further paying out 26 percent of profit or 100 percent royalty will be disastrous. It will seriously impact employable funds and consequently the growth of mining companies,” said Rawat. As the industry passes on additional burden to consumers, the prices of power, steel and other commodities will increase and fuel inflation further. An annual payment of Rs 15,000 crore (outgo on account of the MMDR Act) is proposed to be used exclusively for a small number of affected persons. This will create pockets of superrich in mining areas, leading to a huge disparity and dissatisfaction among the rest. People will start migrating to these areas and in a similar fashion land owners of other industrial projects can demand an identical structure for parting with land, said Assocham. The draft amendment has not defined the mechanism for compensating ‘impacted communities’ and this issue is likely to be contentious. A bulk of funds could be unutilised while the industry starves for investments and the government loses tax revenues.

Biggest essay contest for kids to begin soon Bangalore: The Tata group announces the launch of the sixth edition of Tata Building India School Essay Competition for schoolchildren, a nationallevel contest in eight languages that is expected to attract over two million students from 5,500 schools across 150 cities. The languages include English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada and Oriya. The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Clean and Green Nation’. Started in 2006 as an Englishlanguage essay competition, it is being organised every year to encourage young minds to think about issues connected with nation building. The English edition of the competition is planned to reach 1.2 million students from 2,000+ English-medium schools spread across 54cities. Hindi essay competition will be held in Hindi medium schools of 27 cities in north and central India, while other six language competitions will be conducted in separate language medium schools in 1214 cities each in relevant States. The major cities include Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Indore, Goa, Nagpur, Bhopal, Vadodara, Nasik, Jabalpur, Raipur (Durg), Hyderabad, Bangalore, Hubli, Manipal, Coimbatore, Chennai, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada, Madurai, Vizag, Pondicherry, Kozhikode (Calicut), Delhi, Jaipur, Shimla, Lucknow, NCR – Gurgaon /Faridabad, Ludhiana, Allahabad, Jammu, Udaipur, Varanasi, Amritsar, Ajmer, Kanpur, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Darjeeling, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Guwahati, Siliguri / Durgapur, Ranchi, Cuttack, Shillong, Gangtok, Dhanbad, Rourkela and Agartala / Itanagar. Atul Agrawal, vice-president, corporate affairs, Tata Services,

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SAARATHEE Darshan, Deepa Adarsha (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Eshwari (9.15 pm) HMT Cinemas (Jalahalli) (10.45 am) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (1 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (10 am, 6.30 pm) Goverdhan (11.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (12.30 pm, 3.15, 8.50 pm) Mohan (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Nartaki (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Navrang (10.15 am, 1.15, 4.15, 7.15, 10 pm)

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Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks Inox (Magrath Road) (12.40 pm, 7.25 pm) PVR Cinemas (10 am, 2, 6, 7.25, 10 pm) JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN (U/A) Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike Cinepolis (10 am, 3.05, 7.40 pm) Fame (Lido) (2.50 pm) Fame (Value Mall) (2.45 pm, 7.40 pm) Fun Cinemas (1.15 pm, 6.50 pm) Inox (Jayana-

said, “The competition is a unique initiative that encourages students to pen down their thoughts on how would they like to see India of tomorrow. The overwhelming response over the years has encouraged us to continuously expand this initiative pan-India across multiple languages and help instill positive values of nation building among young minds”. The competition will be a twophase activity in the participating schools. The first phase consists of the screening of an inspirational film as stimulus for the young minds, to get them thinking and to bring a greater focus to the subject. Followed by the screening, students will be asked to write an essay on the given topic of nation building. The 2011-12 competition is starting from Mumbai and then moving on to other cities. The essays by the students are screened at 3 levels.


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gar) (1.35 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (4 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10 am, 2.45, 5.05, 10 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.10 am, 2.40 pm) Pushpanjali (11 am, 2.15, 6, 9.15 pm) PVR Cinemas (12 pm, 4, 10 pm) Santosh (2 pm, 6, 9 pm)


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HINDI FORCE (U/A) Genelia D’Souza, John Abraham

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Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill Apsara (5.30 pm, 8.30 pm) Cinemax (12.15 pm, 5, 10 pm) Cinepolis (10 am, 12.05, 3.15, 9.45 pm) Everest (11.30 am, 2.30 pm) Fame (Lido) (10.25 am, 1, 6.50, 9.30 pm) Fame (Shankarnag) (3.20 pm) Fame (Value Mall) (10 am, 2.55, 4.55, 9.40 pm) Fun Cinemas (11 am, 4.30, 9.45 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 10 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Mysore Road) (10.10 am, 9.15 pm)

Nagar) (10 am, 4.10, 7.35, 9.45 pm) HMT Cinemas (Jalahalli) (1.30 pm, 7.15 pm) Innovative Multiplex (12 pm, 5, 10 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (10.35 am, 4, 6.45, 9.30 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10 am, 3.55, 6.40, 9.25 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.05 am, 12.55, 3.45, 6.35, 9.25 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.05 am, 12.40, 6.15, 9.30 pm) Narendra (KG Halli) PVR Cinemas (10.20 am, 1.05, 1.15, 3.30, 7.15, 9.20, 9.25 pm) Rex (1.30 pm, 4 pm) Vaibhav (Sanjay Nagar). Gopalan Cinemas (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (12.30 pm, 10 pm) Innovative Multiplex (10.10 am, 12.20, 7.45 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (1.20 pm, 3.45, 9.30 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10 am, 3.50, 9.15 pm) HUM TUM SHABANA (U/A) Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba Abhinay (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Anand (12 pm) Apsara (10.45 am, 1.45 pm) Cauvery (2.30 pm, 9.30 pm).

TAMIL Inox (Malleswaram) (6.35 pm) Lavanya (10.30 am, 1.30 pm) Sribalaji (Vannarpet) (10.45 am, 1.45 pm) Vaishnavi (11.15 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Vinayaka (Mysore Road) (10.30 am,1.30 pm)


MURAN (U) Cheran, Prasanna, Nikitha Ajantha (4.30 pm, 7.30 pm) Balaji (Tavarekere) (10 am, 1, 5, 8 pm) Cinemax (3.45 pm) Cinepolis (12.35 pm, 3.45, 6.25 pm) Fame (Lido) (1.05 pm) Fun Cinemas (4.25 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (1.10 pm, 4 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (1.15 pm, 5.05 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (3.45 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (6.40 pm)

Vishal, Sameera Reddy Amruth (10.30am, 2.15, 5.15, 8.15 pm) Ajantha (10.30 am, 1.30 pm) Aruna (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Cinepolis (10.30 am, 12.30, 9.05 pm) Fame (Lido) (12.15 pm, 7.10 pm) HMT Cinemas (Jalahalli) (4.15 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (7 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10.30 am, 6.30 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (1.05 pm, 9.20 pm) Keshava (11 am, 2.15, 5.30, 8.30 pm) Lavanya (4.30 pm, 7.30 pm) Mahadeshwara (11.15 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Maheshwari (Jayanagar) (10.15 am,1.15, 5.15, 8.15 pm) Natraj (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.45, 7.45 pm) Poornima (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Pushpanjali (BN Pura) (2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm).


Saturday, October 1, 2011

CITY EVENTS General British Library: Lecture on Wildlife Photography by T N A Perumal, Wild Life Photographer, British Library, 23,Kasturba Road Cross, 6 pm. Lions Club International and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board: Seminar on Environment and Pollution Control, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, 8th Block, 1st Main Road, Jayanagar, 3.30 pm. Pant on Fire:  8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Jagriti, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield An evening of comedy with funnyman Sorabh Pant.

Cultural Bharatiya Saamagaana Sabha: Musical tribute to Pt Bhimsen Joshi,Hindustani flute by Master Akash, 5pm; vocal by Bombay Jayashri, Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, 6.30 pm. Shivaram Dasara Vedike: Nagehabba by mimicry Dayananda and team, Government Primary School playground, JC Nagar, 6 pm. Rastrothan Sahitya Parishat and Sahitya Sindu Prakashan: Book release, Prof G Venkatasubbaiah participates, Keshavshilpa auditorium, K G Nagar, 6.30 pm. Department of Kannada and Culture: Chiguru, cultural programme by Master Shashank Puranik, Chandan Ruthiraj and Pavitra H R, Kannada Bhavan, Nayan Auditorium, JC Road, 3 pm. Bangalore International Centre: Sitar Sandhya, a performance by Sanjeev Korti accompanied by Rahul Pophali on Tabla, Auditorium, Bangalore International Centre, TERI complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage, 6.30 pm. Rangotsava: Mathu-Manthana, Srishti Ventures Auditorium, EAT Road, Basavanagudi, 4.30 pm. Suchitra Film Society: Sahitya Sanje, a lecture on Shivaram Karanth by S R Vijayshankar, B V Karanth Road, BSK Stage II, 5.30 pm.

Religious Balehonnur Shrimad Rambhapuri Jagadguru Sharannavaratri Dasara Mahotsava: Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, ministers Govind Karajol, Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, C P Yogeeshwara, MLC M V Rajashekharan, MP G S Basavaraju and Janardhan Swamy, several pontiffs participate, Sriram Mandir playground, Rajajinagar, 6.30 pm. Sri Sringeri Shankar Mutt: Concert by Suchetana Rangaswamy and team as part of Sharannavaratri, Shankar Mutt, Shankarapuram, 7 pm. Brahmana Sabha: Sharannavaratri programme, Haridasa Namana from Anuradha Prakash, Gayatri Mandir, Kengeri New Town, 6 pm. Haridas Seva Samithi: Discourse on Sri Srinivas Kalyan by Dr Vyasanakere Prabhanjanachar, Sriram Mandir, East Park, near post office, 6.30 pm. Ambabhavani Temple Trust: Sharannavaratri religious rituals, Ambabhavani area, Telecom Layout, Pipeline Road, Vijaynagar Main Road, 5.30 pm. Sri Kalyana Venkateshwara Temple: Concert by Girijaseshu and team, temple premises, Dr M S Ramaiah Road, Gokul, 6.30 pm. Amba Bhavani Temple: Kollur Mukambika Alankar, devotional songs by Navasuma Mahila Mandali, Bhavani Nagar, Gavipuram, 6.30 pm

Theatre Narasimha Yuddam: 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. K H Kala Soudha, Ramanjaneya Temple Compound, Hanumanthnagar. A take on prevalent political scenarios, and a love story at the same time.

Music Something Relevant and Guests Live: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.CounterCulture, 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Mumbai band Something Relevant performs a classic blend of jazz, funk, blues, reggae, rock, pop, and soul live. Musicians from the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music share the stage with the band as well.

Eating out

Power Lunch: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. City Bar Karaoke + Grill, UB City, No 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Now be connected even during the quick business lunch. Free wi-fi access while you fill up in the middle of the day. Delectable starters with a variety of veg/ non veg main course options along with draught beer. Mexican Fiesta: Noon to 11:30 p.m. Sports Bar and Lounge, Le Meridien, No 28, Sankey Road, High GroundsA special menu, which pairs Mexican cuisine with beverages. Combos include Tequila with Tacos and Beer with Burittos. Navrathri Special: 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.Southindies, No 840/A, 100 Feet Road, IndiranagarSouthindies’ special menu is designed to recreate the authenticity of traditional Navrathri fare. All the dishes have been prepared without onions or garlic. Special Vrat Thali: Noon to 11 p.m. Mast Kalandar, Anjaneya Complex, Old Airport Road, Kodihalli Mast Kalandar offers the traditional Navratra Thali, prepared as per traditional norms for the vrat (fasting) season. The thali is available across all the outlets. Chinese Food Festival: 7.30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The Raj Pavilion, ITC Windsor, No 25 Windsor Square, Golf Course Road, High Grounds The Raj Pavilion, at ITC Windsor, is hosting a Chinese food festival. On the menu are dishes like the classic Peking Duck, Lamb Shank Tian Fu Style, Sichuan Traditional Mapo Tofu, and Cantonese Roasted Chicken. The buffet is priced at Rs 1350 plus taxes. Vietnamese Food Festival at Sheraton: Noon to 11:30 p.m. Feast, Sheraton Bangalore At Brigade Gateway, 26/1, Dr Rajkumar Road, MalleswaramRajajinagar Feast hosts a Vietnamese food festival with special menu that features the traditional delicacies of the country. The meal is priced at Rs 850 per person for lunch and Rs 950 per person for dinner.

Attaining nirvana; living on air & light Around 40,000 followers worldwide for Breaherism L Raghunanda Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: There is hardly anyone who believes that life can exist without consuming any of food. For any living being, food is essential to generate energy and function normally. But Breatherism has dispelled that very basic notion of life and is out to prove that life forms can exist without taking food or water. There have been innumerable narrated incidents of yogis living for hundreds of years without consuming food or water and keeping themselves going through the power of meditation. The modern version of it is Breatherism, whose followers believe in living life without digging into the resources of Mother Earth, however little it is. There is a growing tribe of spiritualists who have been adherents of Breaherism. There are around 40,000 Breatherists worldwide and they are influenced by mystic saints like Prahlad Jani, who has astounded scientists by living without food or water for the last many decades. Born Chunriwala Mataji on August 13, 1929 in Charada of Mehsana district of Gujarat, Jani claims to have lived without food and water since 1940. He says the Goddess Amba sustains him. Bangalore Beat got in touch with Breatherist Jasmuheen, an Australian by birth, who has

The accused, who collapsed unconscious at a police station being treated at the private hospital. Jasmuheen, a Breatharian been going around the world spreading the message of this unique path to spirituality. She is in the city to take part in the 4th International Spiritual Congress. Greatly influence by Breatherism, she has been living only on air and sun light. She says there are enough sources of energy surrounding a person’s living space. “Breaherism is equated with spirituality, but it is higher. For centuries, saints and monks were initiated into it and it is moreover an Indian in essence.” Narrating about the Breaterism and how she was influenced, she said, “It is more to do with deep meditation. It is not easy

Saturday Sundowners @ Highland Nectar: 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Highland Nectar, ITC Gardenia, No 1, Residency Road Saturday Sundowners features ‘Twist’, a trio with an eclectic music style that includes reggae, classic rock and pop. A special offer of ‘more for less’ where every drink gets patrons the second on the house (on select brands) through the evening.

Saturday Fiesta with DJ Imdad: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Pebble, No 3 Palace Ground, Ramana Mahashi Road, Sadashivanagar DJ Imdad spinning commercial house this Saturday at Pebble. The Electroverts and DJ Anjan Z: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sutra, The Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa Road, High Grounds EDM with The Electroverts. Opening set by DJ Anjan Z.

Shopping Colors by Lifestyle: Lifestyle, Mantri Square, No 1, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram An annual cosmetics fest that promises a plethora of offers. Experts like Ojas Rajani and other celebrity make-up artists add to the experience. Calvin Klein Fall 2011: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Calvin Klein Jeans, The Forum Value Mall, No 62, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield CK One Jeanswear presents a new range suited for the urban explorer, while the men’s range has bold prints and neon colours, across all its outlets.

for every person to observe. It is deep down spirituality and meditation at highest level.” “Worldliness has not taught anything, but spirituality has certainly taught us. I was born in 1957. Since I was 16, I have been experimenting with Breatherism. Gurus like Mahatma Pada and Mahatma Guru Charanand, who were touring the US, greatly influenced me. I was staying in the US with my mother at that time.” There is no scientific basis for Breatherism. The answer has to be found in spirituality. To equate one’s religion with spirituality is completely wrong, she said. On the differences between

Oriental and Occidental spiritual streams, she said, “Yes. Probably Breatherism is Oriental contribution. But now Occidental people too are catching up and or cashing in on it more.” “Religion is certainly a factor for the materialistic society. Religion has been the trigger for a number of conflicts you see in society nowadays. Seek divine essence which is resting in atma or soul. With Breatherism, you are not taxing the society or Mother Earth, which has bountiful resources. But these resources may some day be depleted. But why give chance to that. Bretaherism is the answer to that.”

Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: A 24-year-old unknown male fell unconscious in a station after he was taken there for interrogation in relation to a theft case in the city on Thursday night. The incident occurred at the Cottonpet police station. The police immediately rushed him to a private hospital and from there to the Victoria Hospital. The doctors suspected that it could be a case of poisoning as he was frothing at the mouth when he fell unconscious. Since he had not regained consciousness, he was shifted to Nimhans for further treatment. The police revealed that he is accused of stabbing Faizal alias Faslu, a resident of Vinayak Lay-

out adjacent to Mysore road. Recently, Faizal was waiting for an autorickshaw, when a stranger approached him on the pretext of asking for an address. He then threatened Faizal with a knife and forced him to hand over cash and his mobile phone. The culprit also stabbed Faizal and ran away with Rs 500 cash. Passers-by chased him and caught him. They later handed him over to the custody of Hoysala police, the patrol force. According to the police report, the accused was handed over to the police around 9.30 pm. As he was being interrogated he collapsed. The police shifted him to a private hospital and from there to Vic toria Hospital with ventilator support.

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Octo-Blast with DJ Supreeth: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Fusion Lounge, Embassy Golf Links Business Park, Pyramid Food Court, Intermediate Ring Road, Behind Maruti Info Tech, Koramangala House, hip-hop & trance with DJ Supreeth this Sat at Fusion Lounge.

Prahlad Jani has lived without food and water since 1940.

Care for grandparents: Adopt principles of 121‑yr‑old granddad Gandhi: Guv to netas

Hyderabadi Food Festival: Noon to 11:30 p.m. Khayal, The Chancery, 10/6 Lavelle Road, Khayal, at The Chancery, celebrates the 400-year-old culinary history of Hyderabad with a special food festival. On the menu are several types of kebabs, biryani and dessert. Meals are priced at Rs 599 with two lagers per head during lunch, and Rs 699 with four drinks of choice for dinner.

The 70s Disco Party: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Ice, Vivanta by Taj - MG Road, No 41/3, MG Road, Classic disco, rap and pop tunes with DJ Vanshi. The night also features a retro flea market, vintage cars and a photo booth.

Theft accused collapses at city police station

Minsiter for child and women welfare C C Patil and 121-year-old Pandit Sudhakar Chaturvedi inaugurate World Elders’ Day celebrations at Ravindra Kalakshetra today.

Bangalore: The disabilities and senior citizens empowerment department today celebrated the World Elders’ Day at Ravindra Kalakshetra today. The department honoured a Vedic expert, former teacher and 121-year-old Pandit Sudhakar Chaturvedi on the occasion. Chaturvedi said, “It is by the grace of god that I have been living this long. I am still interested in serving the state and the country. “Born in 1897, I have met Mahatma Gandhi, went to jail while fighting for Independence. I would like to tell the youth that they should take care of their your parents and grandparents. Age makes things difficult for the elderly.” Table tennis player from Udupi B V Krishnamurthy, musician Sailappa Malleshappa Ramani from Gadag, social worker Hari Krsihna Punaruru from Mangalore and educationist Thimappa Angadi Yeallaki Gowda were felicitated on the occasion. Minsiter for child and women welfare C C Patil, department secretary Ramesh B Zalki and DSCED V A Machenakoor took part.

Senior journalist Patil Puttappa, governor H R Bhardwaj and JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy release a book on Mahatma Gandhi, Mohana Taranga, at  Gandhi Bhavan this morning.

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welfare of the people. For 15-20 hours a day. I work for 18 hours Bangalore: There is no hope for a day. The elected representatives the country and democracy if it should address the grievances forgets the principles of Mahatma of the people and get them sucGandhi, said governor H R Bhard- cour. They should not forget their waj here today. duties and responsibilities when Addressing a gathering while they are in power,” he advised. launching a book on Gandhi, “I am writing a book on Pandit Mohana Tarang, at Gandhi Bha- Jawaharlal Nehru, which reveals van, he said, “Today’s elected a lot of truths. It will tell you representatives should adopt the why Gandhiji selected Nehru for ideology of the Mahatma and the Prime Minister’s post when serve the society.” there were a lot of other leaders “I appeal to all the elected in the race,” he said. representatives to work for the “Gandhiji was a pure soul.

One should adopt his mantra of peace, harmony, simplicity and honesty,” he said. During the programme, rare photographs of Gandhiji were shown. There is also an exhibition of khadi, which will be offered on discount beginning tomorrow, the Gandhi Jayanti day. JD(S) state president and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, litterateur Patil Putta and former minister H K Patil were present.

New framework to lead youth 1 dies as lorry towards employment: Kageri hits divider Bangalore Beat Bureau

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modalities for such courses. Youth keep searching for jobs Bangalore: The youth have to but fail to land any as they are be given vocational training as not trained in vocational courses. just a degree is not enough to The worst sufferers are those get them jobs. The government who pursue humanities.” is thinking of including vocaNVEQF is the brainchild of tional courses in the regular cur- Union human resource develriculum, said primary and sec- opment minister Kapil Sibal. He ondary education minister had called for a meeting recently Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri here and education minister from all this morning. states were invited. The meeting Attending a one-day brain- discussed the framework and storming session on the National way forward for the project, he Vocational Education Qualifica- said. tion Framework (NVEQF), he “The meeting concluded that said, “We have been thinking it is right to introduce NVEQF for a long time to work out the under the regular education

framework where student who are studying ninth standard under state syllabus should be prescribed vocational education part of the learning and training. This will be continued under different stages till higher education. The body overseeing the implantation of NVEQF will be headed by Vishnukanth S. Chatpalli,” he said. The NVEQF would decide on the way forward for including such courses in the regular curriculum. Today’s session would discuss ways to implement the framework in the state. It was the first of the many

Tavarekere hobli at Hoskote taluk. The lorry was loaded with such sessions planned in the fu- Hoskote: One person died and granite and was passing through ture, organised by the Sarva three others were injured when the National Highway 4 when Shiksha Abhiyan and primary the lorry they were travelling in the accident took place. The lorry and secondary education min- hit a road divider this morning. was carrying 12 persons. The incident took place in The injured were shifted to M istry. The brainstorming session had front of Volvo factory in V Jairam Hospital near Hoskote. NVEQF representatives from Union education and human resources ministries. The framework would be implemented for the first time in Haryana on November 1 on a pilot basis. G .Kumar Naik, secretary, primary and secondary education, and Vishnukanth S Chatpalli, chairman, NVEQF, state committee, were present.

Kani has to spend more time in jail Continued from page 1 The court fixed for October 3 the bail pleas of A Raja’s former private secretary R K Chandolia, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal and director of Cineyug Films Karim Morani. Counsel for Shahid Balwa and others pressed that the bail plea of their clients should be heard on Monday, saying the apex court had passed that order on the bail pleas of Kanimozhi and

Sharad Kumar and not on their clients’ applications. Counsels Sushil Kumar and Aftab Ahmed said the court may hear on Monday the bail pleas of five other accused. “You (court) can segregate us from them (other accused) and can take their bail pleas on Monday. We will argue on Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar’s bail on October 17,” the defence counsel said. The CBI, however, had yesterday opposed the bail pleas of the seven accused in the case on the ground that as per the

Supreme Court order, their bail pleas could be entertained only after the framing of charges. The daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi is lodge in Tihar Jail since May 20 for her alleged role in the 2G scam. Kanimozhi along with Sharad Kumar had moved court for bail for the second time on September 16. Opposing the plea of Kanimozhi, the agency in its reply had said that she was the “active brain” behind the operations of Kalaignar TV in which she also held 20 per cent stakes.

Initially, she was also a director of the channel and had a role in “re-appointment” of A Raja as Telecom Minister. “Kanimozhi was a stakeholder of Kalaignar TV Pvt Ltd to the tune of 20 per cent equity and was an active brain behind its operations. She was also widely covered by Kalaignar Seithigal (News) Channel,” CBI said. CBI, which opposed the plea of six others, however, said the “court may take an appropriate view as per law” while considering the health condition of Karim Morani. PTI


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Somanna slippered Continued from page 1 Somanna had just then attended a meeting with officials at the committee room, which is situated right next to his chambers, when the attack occurred. Prasad, wearing a white shirt and black pant, was sitting among the visitors. When the minister came into his chambers, Prasad tried to get inside along with him. Security guards tried to stop him. But before anyone could realise he was inside the chamber, beating up Somanna with slippers. He pulled out a knife from inside his pant pocket, but threw it down without causing any harm to Somanna. The visitors, personal staff and minister’s guard overpowered Prasad and handed him over to Vidhana Soudha police. Deputy commissioner of police Lakshman Singh interrogated him. Prasad revealed that he was a BJP worker for the last 15 years and he had a grouse that the party had not done enough for him. None had been able to establish the connection between Prasad and Somanna or whether they had any business relationship.

School van runs over child Bangalore Beat Bureau Kollegal: A nursery student died on the spot when a school van ran over her this morning. The deceased, Keerthana (6), was studying at Priyadarshini Vidya Kendra. The van had stopped for students to get down. But before all of them alighted, the driver moved the vehicle killing the child. Ramapura police arrested the driver and seized the vehicle.

Malegaon blasts accused move court Mumbai: Nine persons arrested for the bomb blasts in Maharashtra’s Malegaon town in 2006 today moved a special court here seeking bail. In the bail application filed before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Court, the accused said the case is now being handled by National Investigation Agency (NIA), which has concluded brain mapping and polygraph tests on them, but did not find anything incriminating. “There is a change in circumstance as the NIA has taken over the case and the agency has not found anything incriminating in the scientific tests. The defence lawyers were also present during the tests,” said defence lawyer Khalid Azmi. The bail application would be heard on October 31. In August, the accused had given consent for the tests after the NIA filed an application in the court, saying it wants to conduct scientific tests on the accused as part of the probe. The tests were concluded last week. Maharashtra ATS, which had probed the case initially had arrested nine persons - Salman Farsi, Shabir Ahmed, Noorulhuda Doha, Rais Ahmed, Mohammed Ali, Asif Khan, Javed Sheikh, Farooque Ansari and Abrar Ahmed - for their alleged involvement in the multiple blasts in the minority-dominated powerloom town in Nashik district.

Pak erring by backing anti‑India units: Hillary Washington: Stating that Pakistan has used terror groups in Kashmir against India, the US has cautioned Islamabad that it is making “a serious, grievous, strategic error” by supporting these outfits. Pakistan believes that it can keep a “wild animal in the backyard” and it will only go after its neighbour, secretary of state Hillary Clinton said. But, there are too many stories where that doesn’t turn out like that, she said. “We are pressing and pushing on every lever that we have in the relationship, and we have to be effective in trying to achieve our strategic goal, which is to prevent any attacks against us emanating from Pakistan, as well as to try to help stabilise Pakistan against this internal threat, and to create the best possible circumstances for Afghanistan to be able to have control over its own future,” Clinton said. “Those are all extremely difficult and we are learning it, each piece of that, every single day,” she said in response to a question after she delivered her remarks at the “Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series” here. Clinton said Pakistani people are trying to navigate through a very difficult security

Taseerʼs assassin gets death sentence Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court today handed down death sentence to the police guard who assassinated Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer for calling for changes in the country’s controversial blasphemy law. Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the policeman who gunned down Taseer outside a restaurant in the heart of Islamabad on January 4, was awarded two death sentences on two counts of murder and terrorism by Judge Parvez Ali Shah during in-camera proceedings at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, state-run PTV reported. Qadri had confessed to killing Taseer shortly after the crime. He subsequently confessed to the crime on two more occasions ? when a magistrate recorded his confessional statement and when he was given a questionnaire by the anti-terrorism court judge. Special security arrangements were put in place at Adiala Jail before today’s proceedings. Roads leading to the prison were closed to the public and private vehicles, and a large police contingent was deployed in

of terrorism that had been better organised and directed because of al-Qaeda, which brought a lot more funding into the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan and much more of a sense of mission, because (Osama) bin Laden and those who worked with him had a very highly developed idea about how to inflict damage on the United States and others,” Clinton said. So, one of the US’ first rounds of discussions with the Pakistanis was how it was not in their interest to permit terrorists to take over territory, something they thought would appease them, which obviously did not and could not, she said. “So they began moving troops off their Indian border. They began going after the Pakistani Taliban.” “So I think it’s important that we appreciate their perspective about where we both are right now. That in no way excuses the fact that they are making a serious, grievous, strategic error supporting these groups, because you think that you can keep a wild animal in the backyard and it will only go after your neighbour? We have too many stories where that doesn’t turn out like that,” Clinton said. PTI

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New Delhi: Sulking BJP leader Ramesh Pokhriyal today turned up at the party National Executive meet on its concluding day besides firebrand Hindutva leader Uma Bharti. Pokhriyal, along with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and former Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa, was among the three prominent leaders who kept away from the conclave yesterday. However, the former Uttarakhand Chief Minister fell in line after the Central leadership’s directives and participated in the meet today. While Pokhriyal and Yeddyurappa are unhappy over their removal due to charges of corruption against their government, Modi has kept away due to a growing rift with senior BJP leader L K Advani over the latter’s proposed yatra. Modi, who fancies himself as a contender for the post of BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, sees Advani’s yatra as an attempt to throw his hat in the ring. Uma Bharti, who returned to the BJP a few months ago and has been asked to rejuvenate the

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crime, Qadri had contended that he killed Taseer as he was a ‘murtad’ or apostate and had allegedly committed blasphemy by seeking changes in the blasphemy law. During the trial, witnesses testified that Qadri had specifically asked his superiors to include him in Taseer’s security detail on the day of the assassination. Qadri’s trial was held up for several weeks as no prosecutor was willing to take on the case. During initial court appearances, Qadri was championed by lawyers and madrassa students, who haled him as a “hero” and showered rose petals on him. Taseer, one of the most liberal Salman Taseer leaders of the ruling Pakistan the area. People’s Party, had angered IsA high alert was sounded in lamic hardliners when he called the jail to thwart any untoward for changes in the blasphemy incidents, officials said. law and championed the cause Dozens of Qadri’s supporters, of a Christian woman sentenced carrying banners and posters to death for allegedly insulting with the policeman’s photo- the Prophet Mohammed. graph, gathered outside the jail Nearly two months after and shouted slogans. Taseer’s killing, Minority Affairs It could not immediately be Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, another ascertained whether Qadri vocal critic of the blasphemy planned to appeal the death sen- law, was gunned down by the tence. Taliban near his residence in IsDespite confessing to the lamabad. PTI

Sao Paulo (Brazil): World Champion Viswanathan Anand bounced back as he jumped to joint second spot at the end of the fourth round after outplaying Francisco Vallejo Pons of Spain in the fourth Bilbao Final Masters here. The lone rest day in the Brazilian leg gave enough time to Anand to recover from an unexpected loss in the third round against Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine. Although Anand’s opponent Vallejo was near to a draw, the Indian’s skills proved far superior. Meanwhile, Ivanchuk took another giant leap forward by de-

Indian team for 15 years. He bowled really well in the World Cup. His batting too is an asset. “I just hope this axing is a wake-up call for him and I am sure he is going to return. I have full faith in him, both as a cricketer and as a fighter,” said the former Pakistan skipper. . Akram said India will benefit greatly from Harbhajan’s experience when they tour Australia later this year. “He would need to continually play cricket in order to make it to the big series against Australia. Currently he is excelling in his role as leader of a depleted Mumbai Indians team. “He will surely derive a lot of confidence from their performance. He should play a couple of games in Ranji Trophy as well. I expect him to make a comeback very soon,” said Akram. India will field a depleted bowling attack with Praveen Kumar being the most experienced pacer among the younger lot. PTI

feating Levon Aronian of Armenia. With his third victory on the trot in the category-22 super tournament being played under a soccer-like scoring system, the 42-year old Ivanchuk (10 points) stretched his lead to a huge 5 points over nearest rivals Anand and Aronian. The other game of the day between world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Hikaru Nakamura of United States ended in a draw, leaving the latter at fourth spot with four points, while Carlsen and Vallejo Pons share the last spot on three points apiece. After losing the previous game,

Anand spent the off-day having Japanese lunch and a walk in the park as he prepared himself for a comeback, which many pundits had predicted. Vallejo Pons is the lowest ranked player in the tournament and his lone victory against Carlsen had come from a much worse position. Anand went for symmetrical set-up in the English opening and Vallejo showed some courage earlier on by looking forward to complications. However, the world champion went for an early trade of queens that gave the indication that a long battle was well on cards.

party in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, also attended the National Executive Meet. “There is an opportunity for the party to come to power in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. We will work together to achieve this,” Bharti told reporters at the Meet. She evaded a question on who should be the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, saying corruption is the main issue. Bharti’s return to the party was opposed by several top leaders both from the Centre as well as in her home state Madhya Pradesh. They fear their career prospects will be jeopardised by her presence in the BJP. She told reporters here that her main concern was the BJP’s performance in Uttar Pradesh. “Corruption and Law and Order are the major issues in UP. We are working towards coming to power in the state,” she said. Bharti refused to comment on IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s arrest by Gujarat police. Sanjay Joshi, former General Secretary (Organisation) of the BJP and a known Modi detractor, was also present today. PTI

Wouldʼve been killed if Iʼd not fled: Baba Hardoi (UP): Yoga guru Ramdev has said that had he not fled from the Ramlila ground in Delhi during the police crackdown in the wee hours on June 5, he too would have met the same fate as Rajbala. In reply to a question from one of his followers here last night, Ramdev claimed he would have been killed had he not fled from the Ramlila maidan. “I would not have been here among you had I not fled that day,” he said. Ramdev is currently undertaking a ‘Swabhiman Yatra’ and is touring various districts of UP. The yoga guru was agitating against corruption with thousands of his followers at the Ramlila ground in June when police had allegedly lathicharged on the gathering. A 51-year-old woman, Rajbala, was seriously injured and succumbed in a Delhi hospital earlier this month. Meanwhile, state unit president of Samajwadi Party Akhilesh Yadav visited Ramdev at the house of one of his followers here late last night. Yadav is undertaking a ‘Kranti Rath Yatra’ and was in neighbouring Shahjahanpur district from where he made an unscheduled visit to Ramdev. Ramdev and Yadav held talks for about 15 minutes, sources said. PTI

Anand bounces back in Final Masters

Akram: Bhajji did not deserve axe New Delhi: Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram is surprised that off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been left out of the Indian team for the ODIs against England as he feels the veteran tweaker does not deserve to be dropped despite being out of form. “It is definitely a surprise for me that he is not in the team. He was expected to be fresh and eager to do well. I am all for youngsters but Harbhajan is only 31. He does not deserve this after just two or three bad series,” Akram said. The off-spinner, who is currently leading the Mumbai Indians in Champions League Twenty20, missed a major part of the England tour due to a abdominal injury. The feisty bowler has taken just 17 wickets in 17 ODIs this year at a less than impressive average of 41.29. But Akram feels that Harbhajan has a lot more to offer. “Experience matters a lot. He has been a good servant to the

their fight against terrorism deep concerns about the relationship with India, about what happens in Afghanistan after US and coalition troops draw down, what happens in the greater region that could destabilise them further,” she said. Referring to the support US provided to these insurgent groups during the fight against the Russians in Afghanistan, Clinton said when she meets Pakistani officials, they rightly say, “You’re the ones who told us to cooperate with these people. You’re the ones who funded them. “You’re the ones who equipped them. You’re the ones who used them to bring down the Soviet Union by driving them out of Afghanistan. And we are now both in a situation that is highly complex and difficult to extricate ourselves from.” That is how they see it, she noted. “They also have used groups in the past to support their ongoing conflict with India over Kashmir. And when I became Secretary of State, they were trying to Hillary Clinton basically appease the Pakistani Taliban who were attacking them. So they were environment. trying to draw a distinction between the “And I like to remind myself and my good terrorists and the bad terrorists, becolleagues of that because they have a cause we had funded the good terrorists great stake in trying to end terrorism together.” against themselves, but they bring to “So they were dealing with this network

Sulking Pokhriyal attends BJP meet, Uma too present

Kerala total banking state

Relatives, supporters and well-wishers of S Nataraj, who was murdered at Malleswaram, grieve at Victoria Hospital today. The corporator was butchered by some criminals who came in a van.

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has been declared as the first ‘total banking state’ in India successfully completing the campaign for total finanical inclusion plan (FIP) ensuring banking facility to all families. The declaration was made as every household in all the 14 districts in the state having at least one bank account and the facility for need-based credit. The “State Level Bankers’ Committee” ,a joint forum of major banks operating in the state, with the support of state government had been working for the last four years to bring banking services to all quarters.

Mumbai Indians look to seal semis berth

Chennai: The in-form Mumbai Indians will be looking to seal a semifinal spot when they take on New South Wales Blues in their final group match of the Champions League Twenty20 here tomorrow. Sitting at the top of the table with 5 points, Mumbai Indians’ bid to enter into the semifinals last night itself got derailed as the match against South African side, Cape Cobras, was abandoned due to heavy rains. Mumbai are followed by Cobras in the list with three points, while defending champions Chennai Super Kings are on two. And although NSW also have two points but CSK are placed above them by the virtue of a better run-rate. Caribbean side – Trinidad and Tobago – are languishing at the bottom of the table with no points after narrow defeats in their first two games. While Mumbai and Cobras have only one group match left, the other teams have two more and almost everyone in the group is with a chance to make it to the last four. With only one win from three matches so far, the Australian outfit NSW face the prospect of elimination if they lose tomorrow’s tie against Mumbai. Mumbai, meanwhile, have done very put their injury nightmare behind. They well in the tournament so far, having had as many as six Indian players, in-

cluding their captain Sachin Tendrils, out due to injury before the start of the

series. Although, Mumbai struggled with their batting initially, but a commanding performance in yesterday’s group match against Cape Cobras, where they piled on 176 for five in 20 overs before rain washed it away, shows that their batting unit has finally found its feet in the competition. Right after MI narrowly defeated Trinidad & Tobago by one wicket, captain Harbhajan Singh had warned his side that unless they improved their batting performance, they would soon be bundled out of the tournament. Yesterday’s performance proved that his call to arms had not gone in vain, with Kieron Pollard and little known Sahul Kanwar setting the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore alight with their strokeplay. NSW’s pace bowlers may be spared a similar treatment tomorrow on the newly relaid Chennai pitch, which is a lot slower than it used to be and the ball does not come on as readily to the bat. However, the pitch has aided spin. Simon Katich’s spinners – Steve O’Keefe and Steven Smith – have impressed in their outings here, with O’Keefe in particular succeeding in restricting Trinidad & Tobago to just 15 runs in the Super Over to help NSW register victory. Besides spinners, Katich will also

hope that to his fast bowling department, which includes upcoming pacers Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and veteran Stuark Clark, check the threat of Pollard and Co. As far as batting is concerned, NSW’s focus will be on getting their middle order to fire as they have failed in two matches in a row to build on good starts by their openers, Shane Watson and David Warner. Katich, Ben Rohrer, Daniel Smith and Steven Smith have contributed just over a 100 runs to the total in NSW’s two matches so far, while Watson and Warner have provided starts in excess of 40 runs in each match. Allrounder Moises Henriques has been only other player, besides the openers to have contributed substantially with the bat. Mumbai Indians: Harbhajan Singh (c), Abu Nechim, Aiden Blizzard, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dilhara Fernando, James Franklin, Davy Jacobs, Sarul Kanwar, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Rajagopal Sathish, T Suman, Andrew Symonds. New South Wales: Simon Katich (C),Stuart Clark, Pat Cummins, Nathan Hauritz, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Phillip Hughes, Nic Maddinson, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Rohrer, Daniel Smith, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner and Shane Watson. PTI

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Bangalore Beat 01.10.2011  
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