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Evening daily Forgive me, Darshan tells fans Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: “I beg for forgiveness from the people of Karnataka and my fans,” said actor Darshan today. The actor was yesterday released from the Parappana Agrahara central prison, where he spent 29 days for allegedly battering his wife. Darshan, who was released on conditional bail, met his fans near his house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar and greeted them this morning. “I have committed a mistake by assaulting my wife. Now I have realised my sin. I beg my fans to forgive me. In future, I will look after my wife Vijayalakshmi very well and live happily,” he said. “I could witness the love and affection of my fans today. I am fortunate to be alive to see this. Only dead personalities are shown such affection,” he added. Hundreds of fans had gathered outside his house this morning. With such great numbers surging forward, the compound wall of his house collapsed, injuring three persons. After meeting his fans, Darshan left with his close family to pray before Goddess Chamundeshwari on top of Chamundi Hills in Mysore.

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SODHI: GUV ʻThere are many other retd SC judges for Lokayukta postʼ Bangalore Beat Bureau

Bangalore: If the state government is thinking of bringing Supreme Court Justice (retd) N K Sodhi as Lokayukta to the state, then it is total non-application of mind on their part, criticised governor H R Bhardwaj here this morning. “The government has so many choices. They can look at many Supreme Court judges who have remitted office,” Bhardwaj, who himself was an advocate of repute, said. “I have been hearing the names of Justice Bannurmath (former Kerala High Court judge) and Justice Sodhi being floated around for the post of Lokayukta. But I don’t have any pending files regarding the issue before me,” he said. “When Justice Shivaraj Patil was appointed the Lokayukta, I cleared the file within five hours. I know Justice Patil for the last many years. He is an honourable man. After allega-

Governor H R Bhardwaj meets a patient at the casualty, trauma and cancer care centre that he inaugurated at the Command Hospital in the city this morning. Today is 79th Air Force day.

tions surfaced, he voluntarily chose to quit his post,” he said. Justice Patil had to resign after allegations surfaced over his and his wife’s ownership of residential sites in the city. Media reports said that Justice Patil’s wife had wrongly mentioned in an application for a housing cooperative society that she did not any land in the city previously. On allegations of forest minister C P Yogeshwar’s involvement in the Megacity project scam, he said, “I’ve already informed chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda about it. It is now left to the government and the CM to take action. It is the prerogative of the chief minister, who he includes and excludes from the cabinet.” “Beyond administering oath of office to ministers, I am helpless. I am no Basavanna (14th century reformer) to clean up society. It is my duty to defend law and order and people of the state,” he said. Continued on page 4

CM writes to Centre on coal supplies Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The state government has written a letter to the central government, requesting for state’s quota of coal supplies for continued production of electricity as the state is facing severe power shortage, said chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda today. Talking to reporters at his official residence Krishna, he said, “The state is facing a severe shortage of coal which is affecting the generation of electricity. Power generation of at the Raichur Thermal Power Station has been cut down due to paucity of raw material.” “We have spoken many times to officials and ministries concerned at the central government, but it has been in vain. Today again I am going to write a letter to the Prime Minister regarding coal supplies. I will wait for the reply and then decide on the next course of action,” he said. He said former minister B Sriramulu, who resigned from MLA’s post, would withdraw his

Sadananda Gowda resignation in two days. “I am confident,” he added. He was reacting to questions about Bellary MLA’s meeting with him regarding development works in the district. Siraguppa MLA Somalingappa, Kudligi MLA B Nagendra, Kampli MLA T Suresh Babu were in the delegation that met the chief minister on Bellary development works.

Shobha: Team 3 RTPS units stop power production led by CM to go to Delhi

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Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: All is not well within the BJP, said former saffron party president B B Shivappa here today. Addressing the media at the Bangalore Press Club, he said, “Today’s BJP leaders have been neglecting RSS while organising the party. They have deviated from the party philosophy. The party got 110 seats and with the help of independents secured the simple majority. Despite that the leadership indulged in Operation Lotus, to grab leaders from other parties. This is totally against parliamentary democracy.” “A leader in the BJP is using the party and MLAs for his own ends. Despite knowing about it, the party high command has kept quiet. Nobody is above the party. Everyone should abide by party by-laws and go with the party,” said Shivappa, obliquely referring to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa. “Due to bad attitude and non-cooperation of the government, former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde put in his resignation before his term. He agreed to withdraw the resignation only after some central BJP leaders convinced him. Because of this one incident, the image of the party came down. Some leaders, to save their chair, misused the office of the Speaker. This is not good for democracy. Today, the new entrants to the BJP do not know the discipline and philosophy of the BJP. Because of this, the party has suffered a lot of damage. The state cabinet also has many tainted ministers. They should be removed immediately,” said members of the BJP Senior Leaders’ Forum, of which Shivappa was a part. “There is still time to stem the rot. Otherwise there will be severe damage to the the party in future,” they cautioned. RSS leader Ram Bhakt, Govindappa and Vinay Chandar were present at the press meet.

Bounty hunters held near Kolar Bangalore Beat Bureau Kolar: Five persons who came here in search of treasure were handed over to the police last night. The incident took place at Gaviappa Hills in Andra Halli of Vemagal taluk. The culprits came to the hill top last night and started digging looking for treasure. The villagers who saw them going up the hill in the evening followed them. When they started digging behind the temple, they were caught and handed over to the police.

Jnanpith award winner Chandrashekar Kambar pays respects to Pejawar Math seer Vishweshwara Teertha Swamiji at Jnanajyothi auditorium in the city today. Kambar was feliciated by Bangalore University. (Report on P 4)

Bangalore: A delegation led by chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda will meet central ministers on coal supplies to the state which has severely affected production of power in the state, said energy minister Shobha KarandBangalore Beat Bureau plies have been stopped. Chief laje here today. She held a high-level meeting minister D V Sadananda Gowda Raichur: Paucity of coal sup- has written a letter to the central with officials of the energy deplies has severely affected the government requesting it to re- partment to find a solution to the power generation at the Raichur lease the state’s quota of coal sup- crippling power shortages in the Thermal Power Station. state. The meeting was held at plies. Today, power generation on About a week ago, coal sup- Shakti Bhavan on Race Course units 2, 4 and 8 were halted due plies had been held up due to road. to lack of coal supplies. Unit 3 has strike in Andhra Pradesh over the The delegation would meet already been halted for mainte- Telengana issue. The chief min- the union minister concerned in nance, said RTPS officials. ister alleged the central govern- New Delhi and submit a memoThe state has been facing a se- ment has stopped supplies to randum demanding the state’s vere power shortage as coal sup- the state. quota of coal, she said.

Apartment owners donʼt have details of murder suspect Manjunath Sharma Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Owners of flats at Polo Garden Apartments in Seshadripuram, where bank staffer Anasuya was murdered inside a lift yesterday, had not kept details of the main accused and security guard at the apartments, Ashraf, police sources have revealed. Apartment owners did not even have Ashraf’s address in Assam, where he hails from, the sources said. Top police officials have been asking apartment and independent house owners to collect details of their housemaids and other support staff, like photographs and address, and submit the to the police. Some of the residents of the apartment yesterday afternoon saw the security guard running away from the scene of the crime. The police are now on the lookout for the guard, who was working with Polo Garden for the last eight years. He first came to the apartment as security guard through a security agency. But soon, he quit and was hired by the apartment owners directly. Over the last eight years, he had quit several times, but only to come back.

Police search the premises of Polo Garden apartments at Seshadripuram. Sources said Ashraf was in good terms with Anusuya and many other apartment owners, as he was trusted by them. Anusuya’s neighbours said the mild-mannered woman had even helped Ashraf open an account with her branch of State Bank of Mysore where she was a cashier.

Ashraf had claimed that he was not married. But the police suspect that theory as he would often go back to his native place. The police also denied that it was a murder for gain as only a small gold chain with a pendant, worth hardly Rs 12,000, has been snatched from Anusuya. Continued on page 3

The central government is sending coal to Andhra Pradesh, but meting out step-motherly treatment to Karnataka, she said. The state government has been facing coal shortage for the last one month. Power generation has been affected due to this. Power generation has been reduced as there I no supply of coal. The demand has far outstripped the supply, she said.


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Sri Sri: Aim to take Ayurveda to rural masses Bangalore: “A society’s health is indicated by the number of empty beds in the hospital. The last decade has seen a paradigm shift in the health of people. In our Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital, we have adopted the modern research with an ancient soul. Our aim is to take this system of medicine to the rural population,” said Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar as he addressed a gathering at the Art of Living International Centre yesterday on ‘Ayurveda – An ancient treasure for global health’. The talk followed the inauguration of The Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research Hospital by Sri Sri in the presence of medical education minister S A Ramadass former Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president R V Deshpande; Central Council of Indian Medicine president Raghunanda Sharma, VCP Cancer Research Institute founder Balendu Prakash; actress Jayanthi, Iskcon director Tiru Swamiji and senior Ayurveda physician Suresh Chaturvedi took part in the function. Ramadass said, “The next decade belongs to Ayurveda. We see people from other countries coming to India to learn this ancient science. “Research scholars of Ayurveda and naturopathy should win the Nobel and I hope that this institute becomes a pioneer in this direction.” The new facility is an ISO9001-2008 certified hospital that provides free consultation, has six specialty clinics, offers more than 100 Ayurveda treatments and unique projects on different specialties of Ayurveda and offers Yoga consultation. The Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science & Research was established in 2004-2005.

Orientation day for PG students at MVJCE Bangalore: The Orientation day for post-graduation students of MVJ College of Engineering was held over the last weekend at MVJCE. More than 200 students took admission in six different branches of engineering and MBA courses. 108 students joined the MTech courses under various stream of engineering, including computer science and engineering, aeronautical engineering, chemical engineering, structural engineering, thermal power and engineering, digital electronics and communication engineering and over 120 students took admission in MBA courses. Chaitanya Kumar M V, special officer, VTU Bangalore, said that the objective of students after they complete their PG courses should be to become an entrepreneur and provide jobs to the unemployed. Dr K S Badrinarayan, MVJCE principal, emphasised the need for students to be more creative and hardworking during PG courses as the amount of dedication required is much more than during the graduation courses.

ʻBhoodanaʼ screening tomorrow Bangalore: K V Subbana Aptha Samuha and Kannada information department have organised Screening of Kannada feature film "Bhoodaana" at 3.30 pm tomorrow at K V Subbanna Aaptha Rangamandira. The movie is being screened just after the birth anniversary of the movie’s director G V Iyer. The star cast includes Dr. Rajkumar, Kalyan Kumar, Uday Kumar, Leelavathi. The auditorium is situated at Teachers' Colony 1st stage, near Dayananda Sagar College, opposite Vasudha Bhavan, Kumarswamy Layout. The screening will be followed by discussion with the cast and crew members. For details, contact B R Gopinath on 9242523523.

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FKCCI: Bill to punish officials for delayed service welcome Bangalore: FKCCI has welcomed the proposed bill by the state government to punish government officials if the services are not delivered on time. This was long overdue and the decision of is a welcome measure, said Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry president J R Bangera. This will minimise corruption, particularly in the lower rungs of the ladder, and help the public get efficient services. If the officer responsible fails to provide the service in time he’ll have to pay a fine of Rs 500 per day to a maximum of Rs 5,000. This legislation comes at a time when social activist Anna Hazare is demanding a citizen’s charter for all government departments that imposes penalty for delayed services. The public on a day-to-day basis finds problems in getting birth certificates, death certificates, caste and domicile certificates. Added to this are the constant woes of getting water and power con-

nections, driving licence, ration cards among others. These are critical for the common man for his living. Such a citizen friendly act is already in place in Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi. This will improve accountability and rid our system of irregularities. The inclusion of departments, like revenue, food and civil supplies, transport, APMC marketing and taxes is a welcome move. The objective is to improve the quality of public service. This will also ensure commitment of departments to standard, quality and time frame of service delivery, grievance redressal mechanism, transparency and accountability. E-governance is very important in today’s age and time. This will not only eradicate the huge paper work in government offices, but also ensure transparency and eradicate corruption. The concept of e-governance has to be taken to its logical conclusion he added.

Bangalore: The annual Ranga Shankara Theatre Fest will be held between October 15 and October 23. Six plays, street plays by colleges, two films, a theatre and arts appreciation course, and an exhibition of political cartoons are part of the festival. Festival director Prakash Belawadi and Ranga Shankara creative director Arundhati Nag unveiled the fest. Belawadi said, “It is a festival for the young – for the way they are, the way it was, the way it ought to be.” Tickets will be on sale from Oct 12 at Ranga Shankara, and from tomorrow on indianstage.in and bookmyshow.com. In a tribute to Badal Sircar, the festival features his famous “Teesveen Shatabdi”, a play based on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the continued effect it has on humankind. Theatre stalwarts like Tom Alter and Sudeep Pandey feature in this presentation by Rangshila Theatre Group of Mumbai. Three new plays are a part of the fare: S Surendranath of Sanket has written and directed “Nammoora Benkibaakaru”in Kannada, Anmol Vellani has directed Slawomir Mrozek’s “Tango” for Centre for Film and Drama in English and Ninasam’s Tirugata opens the festival on Oct 15 with Vivek Shanbhag’s “Kantu”. Ramu Ramanathan’s “Com-

rade Kumbhakarna” by National School of Drama repertory is directed by young director Mohit Takalkar of Pune. The play aims to demonstrate the political shortcomings and self-delusions of the state. “Krishna Sandhana” in the interesting “Taala Maddale” form is presented by SA Mudra Foundation of Bangalore. This year’s theatre and arts appreciation course, facilitated by Sadanand Menon, will have the legendary Dhrupad singer Ramakant Gundecha, Kudiyattam exponent Margi Madhu, painter-sculptor Balan Nambiar and art historian Sunil Kothari share their journeys with registered participants. Registrations for the course are open at Ranga Shankara. Political cartoons from the Indian Institute of Cartoonists will be on display on the ground floor of Ranga Shankara during the Fest. The cartoons have been selected from the early period of Shankar's Weekly. The exhibition has been curated by V.G. Narendra, member of the Indian Institute of Cartoonists. National College, Basavanagudi; PESIT; JSS Academy of Technical Education and BMS College of Engineering have been selected to create street plays on politics. The plays will be staged around the city and also at Ranga Shankara during the Fest. The tickets have been priced at Rs 100.

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Bangalore: With the onset of annual festive season, swanky malls and shopping complexes in the city are expecting an increase of about 75 percent in the visitor footfall as retailers along with the consumer durable firms are offering a bevy of attractive incentives like discounts, free gifts and interest-free finance options to rev up sales and perk up consumer confidence, according to a just concluded survey by apex industry body Assocham. “Malls in the city are likely to spend over Rs 120 crore on decoration, including contemporary lighting and promotional campaigns, during the festive season that started in the last week of September and will continue till early November,” said D S Rawat, secretary-general, Assocham, releasing the findings of the survey. “Retailers and consumer durable goods’ makers are expecting an increase of about 45 to 60 percent in the sales during the period,” he said. The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India interacted with about 250 leasing managers, representatives of malls’ management, strategist, marketers and supervisors in the city to gauge their mood and preparation to engage and attract consumers during the traditional festival season. Majority of respondents reckoned that skyrocketing inflation, coupled with ever-rising fuel prices, interest rates and inflation, had shaken the buyers’ confidence and they witnessed

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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)

LOKAVE HELIDA MAATHIDU Ravi Teja, Anitha Kailash (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Ranganath (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Vishal (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm)

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KALLA MALLA SULLA (U) Bharathi (11 am, 2.30, 6, 9.15 pm) Gopal (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (6.30 pm) Krishna (KR Puram) (10.30 am, 2, 8 pm) Prasanna (10.30 am,1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Siddheshwwara (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Triveni (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Uma (1 pm, 4, 7 pm)

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a dip in the footfall by about 20 percent during the first two quarters of financial year 2011-12. Most retailers and consumer durable goods makers said they are gung-ho about brisk business during the third quarter and thus increased their overall marketing budget by about 30 percent for this period alone. Almost all the respondents said they have outlined marketing strategies and innovative promotional activities and offering value-added services to draw crowds and spur sales conversions during the upcoming festive season. These activities will continue till early January. Promotional activities by malls involve product launches by celebrities, food festival, mehndi and tattoo workshops by professional artists, cooking competition for women shoppers, exhibitions, gaming contests, tasks for kids, youngsters among

other fun activities and sponsoring gift vouchers, gift items like apparels, artificial jewellery, accessories and cosmetics for those who win contests, highlights the Assocham survey. Majority of respondents said they have stepped up security systems and deployed additional personnel, installed metal detectors and CCTV surveillance systems across their malls to manage anticipated heavy footfalls and avoid any untoward incident. Assocham suggests frisking, monitoring CCTV camera footage and deployment of paramilitary personnel, commandos, antisabotage teams and rapid action forces to maintain vigil and put up barricades for thorough checking of the vehicles at heritage sites, vital installations, major markets, airports, railway stations, parking lots and iconic buildings in the city.

DRIVE (U/A) 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-

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)

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES “3D” PVR Cinemas (10 pm)

KUNG FU PANDA 2 “3D” Cinepolis (5.05 pm)

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

Paradigm shift in IAF: Air Marshal Bangalore: Indian Air Force enters the 79th year of its history. During this period the Air Force has been the lynchpin of India’s defence. At the time of its inception in 1932, the role of the Air Force was restricted to providing tactical support to the Army, while the strategic role of bombing and providing was retained with the Royal Air Force Squadrons in India, says Air Marshal D Kukreja, air officer commanding-in-chief, training command, Bangalore. The past 79 years have witnessed the Indian Air Force trans-

form from a fledgling companion to the Royal Air Force to a modern, first rate, professional force, with rich tradition and legacy. The IAF today is poised on the path of modernization and is transforming itself into a potent strategic force, with full spectrum capability. With the induction of state-of-the art platforms, equipment and weapons, we are witnessing a paradigm shift in our operational philosophy. While change is the hallmark of growth and progress, the biggest challenge facing us in the coming years is to manage this fast-paced

change effectively, without compromising on our high operational standards. The new stateof-art systems would lead to a major upgradation of our combat potential, he said. The future is certainly challenging, yet it would provide enormous potential for growth. In times ahead, the IAF would be simultaneously operating old, as well as newly-inducted air craft and equipment. Operations across such a broad spectrum inventory would constantly test our skills, our ingenuity and our ability to innovate.

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DIWALI: MALLS EXPECT

Annual Ranga Shankara Theatre Fest director Prakash Belawadi and Ranga Shankara creative director Arundhati Nag unveil the fest in the city yesterday.

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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)

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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).


CITY 3

Saturday, October 8, 2011

CITY EVENTS Windsor Square, Golf Course Road. 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.

General BMS College of Engineering: National-Level CoA-NIASA Awards 2011: Trustee BMS Education Trust Dayananda Pai participates, auditorium, BMS College of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi, 6 pm Azim Premji University: Talk on development between Cliche and Creativity, by anthropologist Shiv Visvanathan, National Gallery of Modern Art, Manekyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road, 5 pm.

Hyderabadi Food Festival: Noon to 11:30 pm, Khayal, The Chancery, Lavelle Road. 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. New Italian Menu @ Mocha: 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 pm, Mocha, Lavelle Road. Mocha has introduced a new Italian menu, which pays homage to the vibrant flavours and hearty dishes of the country. On offer are dishes like Bruschette Di Pomodoro e Basilico, Peperoncino Della Cucina Messicana, Risotto alla Milanese and Fet-

Giving cancer patients dignified life in last stages Today is World Hospice Day that focuses on palliative care for patients L Raghunanda Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Today is Word Palliative Day today. October 8 is celebrated as the day for providing relief from pain to cancer and other patients. The tradition of celebrating the day was started last year to focus on the importance of this form of treatment. The day is all the more important with the increasing number of cancer cases across the world. The theme of this year’s World Palliative Day is: “Voices for the Hospice 2011”. For Bangaloreans, the World Hospice Day or World Palliative Day and its celebration is significant for two respects. A recent population-based cancer registry data of the Indian Council of

Medical Research (ICMR) shows that the city has 113 male and 139 female cancer patients per 1,00,000. This makes it the top city in the country to have the largest number of cancer sufferers. The data is in comparison with Chennai, which has 115 males and 121 females, while Mumbai has 99 and 110 respectively. Thiruvananthapuram district stands close to the city’s statistics with 121 male and 108 female cancer patients. World over, several programmes are lined up for the day. Bangalore Beat got in touch with oncologist Dr P P Bapsy of Apollo Hospital. “World Palliative Day is important in respect to cancer patients whose numbers run into lakhs. Overall, the number of cancer patients in the country is high. Majority of male patients suffer

Inaugurating works

Cultural

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Nadaranjani Sangeetha Sabha: Vocal concert by Ranjani Hebbar and others, Dharani Mahila Sangha premises, Behind Post Office, Basaveshwaranagar, 5.30 pm

Nightlife

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha: Vocal by R Vedavalli, Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL II Stage, 5.30 pm Gallery Rasa: Exhibition of miniature paintings by Mahavir Swami from Bikaner, Art Gallery, 1st Floor, ‘B’ Muniningappa Arcade, 3rd Main, 7th Cross, Chamarajapet, 5.30 pm Sawanna Books: Launch of the book ‘On Cloud 9’ by Suresh Padmanabhan, Reliance TimeOut, Royal Meenakshi Mall, Bannerghatta Road, 6.30 pm

Religious Indian Institute of World Culture: Devotional songs by Priyanka Nishith Jois, at No 6, B P Wadia Road, 6.15 pm Sri Prasanna Veeranjaneya Trust: Vocal by Maithili Anan-

Theatre Hamlet The Clown Prince: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Also at 3:30. Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar. A comic adaptation of Hamlet by actor-director Rajat Kapoor. The play shows Shakespeare's classic through the eyes of a clown. Kaifi Aur Main — Saga of a Poet: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Good Shepherd auditorium, No 25, Museum Road. Kaifi Aur Main is a celebration of Urdu poet and film lyricist Kaifi Azmi's life and works, seen through the eyes of his wife, theatre and film actress, Shaukat Kaifi, and brought to life by their daughter Shabana Azmi and son-in-law Javed Akhtar.

Eating out Breakfast at Midnight @ Cubbon Pavilion: Midnight till 2:30 am. Cubbon Pavilion, ITC Gardenia, No 1, Residency Road. Indian signatures, breakfast classics, and desserts come together to create a buffet that starts when the clock strikes midnight. Mexican Fiesta: Noon to 11:30 p.m. Sports Bar and Lounge, Le Meridien. A special menu, which pairs Mexican cuisine with beverages. Combos include Tequila with Tacos and Beer with Burittos. Chinese Food Festival: 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The Raj Pavilion, ITC Windsor, No 25

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Ash Roy (Jalebee Cartel) and DJ Clement Live: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Ice, Vivanta by Taj - MG Road. House with Mumbai's DJ Clement, along with Jalebee Cartel's percussionist Ash Roy at Ice.

Shopping Calvin Klein Fall 2011: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Calvin Klein Jeans, The Forum Value Mall, 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.

The Great Forum Shopping Festival: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Forum Mall, No 21, Hosur Road, Koramangala. A monthlong shopping festival that has great discounts and prizes worth Rs 50 crore for shoppers. Adding to the festivities are dance troupes from all over the country and live music performances.

Exhibitions Nirantara @ Galleryske: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Galleryske, Berlie Street, Langford Town. Galleryske presents 'Nirantara' by Srinivasa Prasad. The artist employs materials that highlight the organic growth cycle of life, death and continuation. Next In Line: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gallery Blue Spade, The Chancery, 10/6 Lavelle Road, This exhibition features work by 13 women artists such as Sonia Jose, Dimple B Shah, Pooja Iranna, Proyanka Govil, Ritu Kamath, Shivani Aggarwal and others. Fiesta of Art: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gallery Third Eye, No A1 Epsilon Office Block, Yemalur Main Road, Yemalur An exhibition of paintings by Ashok Kumar G Hiremath and Swapan Sarkar. Group Show @ Renaissance: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Renaissance Gallerie, No 13 Westminster, Cunningham Road. An exhibition of paintings by Anup Gomay, Anvesh P, Ramesh Nambiar, Sneha Nadig Yadav, N Swetha, and photographs by Piyush Goswami at Renaissance.

Elder falls victim to drop trick, loses `40K Bangalore Beat Bureau

Saturday Sundowners @ Highland Nectar: 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Highland Nectar, ITC Gardenia, 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.

Asphalting and concrete drain work of Amarjyothi Slum road was inaugurated by Domlur corporator Geetha Sreenivas Reddy today.

Shobha misfit as energy minister, says Motamma Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Shobha Karandlaje has failed to handle the energy portfolio effectively, alleged opposition leader in the council Motamma today. “The energy minister is busy making money every day and she is becoming richer. Shobha has time and money to buy 161 acres of land in Kodagu, but no time to manage the affairs of the crucial ministry,” she alleged. “The BJP government has not generated a single unit of power

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from stomach cancer. Among women, it is cervical and breast cancer. Our hospital receives a large number of these categories of patients. We also get patients suffering from head and neck cancers,” he said. “Terminally ill patients are sent to hospice centres as no treatment is possible for such patients,” he said. Asked how palliative care is administered to patients, Dr Bapsy said, “It can be done either through the control treatment, where preferably a patient’s pain is relived by pain relieving techniques available by surgery, chemotheraphy and healing the wounds. With very little time left for these patients, the only thing that can be done is to care for them well and engaging them in spiritual and psychological treatment.”

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till today. The government has failed to supply power continuously to the people since they came to power in 2008. Karandlaje is unfit to handle the portfolio, while other BJP ministers are busy in minting money. They don’t have any concern for the people of the state,” she said. “Today, BJP minister are eating from gold plates. They are indulging in petty politics and are blaming the central government for all their ills. Instead of that, they should focus on governing the state and development works,” she said.

Bangalore: Another person fell victim fell to the drop trick by a cabby in the city last night. Chandrashekar, who had returned from Harihara, was waiting for a bus near a petrol bunk on Tumkur road around 11.30 pm. A cab driver, who pulled up next to him, offered to drop Chandrashekar to his house at Malleswaram. The 65-year-old unsuspecting Chandrashekar climbed into the car. After travelling some distance, the cab driver and few others who were in the car beat up Chandrashekar and snatched Rs 40,000 cash and his mobile phone. They threw him out of the car and fled away, Chandrashekar said in a police complaint.

No details of suspect Continued from page 1 The police have rounded up all acquaintances of Ashraf and are interrogating them. Some of them were staying at Peenya Dasarahalli. Others, who were said to be close to Ashraf and were staying at Marathahalli, have gone missing. The neighbours said they were at their residence till day before yesterday. The police have also launched a manhunt for them. The police said Marathahalli relatives were instrumental in getting Ashraf a job and helping him move to Bangalore eight years ago.

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Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: ‘Colours of Silence’, a painting exhibition by physically challenged artist R Venkatesh, was inaugurated today by urban affairs minister Suresh Kumar at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath today. R Venkatesh, who is hearing impaired since birth, was born in Mysore in 1940. He took up painting when he was just 14 and over the years mastered the art. His disability has not come in his way while competing with others. He has experimented with the art and has developed a style of his own. Most of paintings depict rustic life of society, temple towns of not just Karnataka, but also some of the famous temple towns of the country, like Kashi, Kedarnath and Badrinath. He has painted Subramanya temple in Dakshina Kannada district, Hampi in Bellary, Belur and Halebidu. His paintings also has ‘nature’ and ‘natural elements’ as theme. The forests and waterfalls of the state have been painted with great accuracy. The world famous Jog Falls is one of them. Venkatesh was presented the R Madhyama Vedhike award in 2008, Mysore Dasara Exhibition Award in 2005. He has also won Dasara awards in 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1992, 1995, and 1996. His paintings have been displayed at an international arts exhibition in Austria in 1995 and Karnataka Lalitha Kala Academy, Bangalore, in 1978, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996. More than 50 paintings are on display at the CKP and the exhibition will be on till October 11. Suresh Kumar said, “It is great to see Shankar’ works, which express his clarity of thought. Though he is physically challenged, he has outclassed everyone with his paintings. His disability has not hindered the quality of his paintings. Some of his paintings are much more than one can see of that place. They are more than photographs and make you feel you are in that place.” Venkatesh, through an interpreter, said, “From the very beginning, since my childhood, I had great interest in nature. I was a great traveller. I used to see the life of the rural people and temple towns. I used to sit in these temples and paint for hours. Animal life, be it domestic or wild, the birds and the nature inspire me.”

Speech impaired artist R Venkatesh explains his works to urban affairs minister Suresh Kumar at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath today. The show, Colours of Silence, is on till October 11.

No cutouts, banners till Metro launch

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sioner Siddaiah has warned serious action against those who Bangalore: 'Namma Metro', in put up illegal advertisement all probability, will be launched hoardings, buntings and flex on October 20. While Bangalore- banners, conveying best wishes ans wait for the big day, the and birthday wishes. He has also Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara banned all cutouts on the way. Palike has not left any stone un"The rule will be in force from turned for the big show. today till October 21. If any illegal The palike has filled all pot- banner or hoarding is found at holes along roads connecting to any place in the city, they will Metro stations. be removed immediately and seAs many central ministers and rious action will be taken against other dignitaries are expected those who put them up,” Siddafor the launch, BBMP commis- iah said in a press release.

Ad firms owe `2.45 cr to BBMP Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Three advertising firms have to pay Rs 2.45 crore as tax to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike. The Karnataka High Court, which was hearing cases related to the tax payments, has asked the railway department, in whose jurisdiction the ad space was taken to freeze all hoardings for which tenders have been called for. The railway department calls for tenders for advertisement hoardings once every five years. Companies which take the space should pay advertisement tax to the Palike. But advertisement firms Laksya Media, Avinash Ads and Diamond Publicity have failed to pay the taxes and approached the court. From December 1, 2007 till December 1, 2010, these companies had withheld payments of Rs 4,05,39,999 to the palike. The firms manage to pay

Rs 1,59,45,172 and the remaining Rs 2,45,94,827 is yet to be paid. The high court on October 4 had ordered (WP No. 37828/2011) the railway department to freeze the hoardings. In another case, Laksya Media, which owes Rs 92,77,222 to the palike, had moved to High Court. The court directed the company to pay the amount to the palike, said the deputy commissioner (advertisements) in a press release.


NEWS 4

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Actor seeks forgiveness

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AP may be slapped with Presidentʼs rule New Delhi: The ongoing agitation for a separate state of Telangana in Andhra Pradesh may force the Central Government to impose President’s Rule in the Congress-ruled state. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Central Government is looking into the option of imposing President’s Rule in Andhra Pradesh to tide over the crisis. However, sources also added that the imposition of President’s Rule in a state has to be ratified by Parliament and the Opposition may shoot it down with its combined numbers. There is tremendous pressure on the Congress to commit to the formation of Telangana state by dividing Andhra Pradesh from both within the party as well as from the Opposition. But the party feels that creation of a separate state of Telangana may be difficult at the moment so the option of President’s Rule is being considered. The final call on the issue will be taken by the Congress Core Committee chaired by party President Sonia Gandhi. Congress’ Andhra Pradesh in-charge Ghu-

Actor Darshan, who was released from the Parappana Agrahara central prison yesterday, greets his fans in front of his house at Rajarajeshwari Nagar this morning. The actor spent 29 days in judicial custody for allegedly beating up his wife Vijayalakshmi. He asked for forgiveness from his fans and the people of Karnataka.

Actor Darshan inquires about the health of one of his fans, after a compound wall collapsed in front of his house this morning. Three persons were injured in the incident.

BU felicitates Kambar

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lam Nabi Azad, however, denied that the Centre was considering the option of President’s Rule. “This is a process of wider consultations and consultations will continue. Where does the question of President’s Rule arise?” said Azad. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju said, “We are apprehensive about agitation. Investments are not possible in this atmosphere and we are trying to resolve the issue in an amicable manner.” Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, Governor ESL Narasimhan are in New Delhi to discuss the issue with the Centre and the Congress High Command. Narasimhan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday morning and discussed the law and order situation in Telangana, where the agitation seeking statehood for the region entered its 26th day on Saturday. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was also present during the NarasimhanSingh meeting.

Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana, too, has been called to New Delhi for a discussion with the party top leadership on the contentious statehood issue. All the Andhra ministers have also been called to New Delhi and will meet Mukharjee individually. Congress MPs of the Telangana region who had tendered their resignations earlier have threatened to step up their agitation. “If the police suppression and oppression continues, we are going to take a very tough action on this front. We are considering to once again submit our resignations and press for acceptance of our resignations. And go on a fast,” said Congress MP G Vivek. Mukherjee had met the Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi and Azad on how best to handle the agitation on Friday Normal life in the region has been crippled following the agitation for a separate state of Telangana. The agitation has left all 10 districts of the Telengana region, including state capital Hyderabad, paralysed.

Cong to Anna: stay away from politics New Delhi: The Congress party today asked social activist Anna Hazare to stay away from politics. “Anna should stay away from politics. Politics is our job. He must stick to social work. Let us do our job,” senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid said in Nagpur. The Congress seems to be in damage-control mode following Anna Hazare’s call to not vote for the party in the upcoming by-elections in Hisar, Haryana. Maharashtra Congress chief Manickrao Thakre on Saturday arrived in Gandhian’s hometown Ralegaon Siddhi to speak to him on the issue. Sources said that Thakre will be meeting Anna and is likely to speak with him about his campigan against the party. This after, Anna Hazare issued a video appeal to the people of Hisar to not vote for the Congress in the upcoming by-polls on October 13. “We have appealed to people in this polls. Congress should be defeated as it has failed to bring Jan Lokpal Bill,” he said in the ten-minute CD named ‘The Government of the Corrupt’. From Saturday, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia will be in Hisar campaigning against the government. Arvind Kejriwal has also appealed to the people of Haryana not to vote for Congress party. “Congress should be taught a lesson,” he said. Kiran Bedi will also join the campaign later.

Members of the Mysore Welfare Committee for All Communities today protest against fourfold increase in water tariffs in the city that has been brought into effect recenty in Mysore.

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stages instead of doing it at one go. Mysore was brought under Jn-Nurm project six years ago,” Mysore: Members of the Mysore Welfare Committee they said. for All Communities today protested against fourDevelopment works in the city have come to a fold increase in water tariffs in the city that has standstill. The Vani Vilas water works department been brought into effect recenty. spent Rs 320 crore for taking care of its staff, but Over 60 members from the committee and the has put all water supply related project on the public sat on a protest at Gandhi Square, de- backburner. manding immediate withdrawal of steep increase Department officials have not helped, they alin the water tariffs. leged. “The water works department has not held This steep increase has not helped the common any consultations with either Mysore City Corpo- man at all, who is already burdened with high inChennai: The directorate of vig- ration officials or the general public before effecting flation. “Mysore district in-charge and medical ilance and anti corruption today tariff hike. The increase goes against the grain of education minister S A Ramadass was busy posing conducted searches at the resi- Jn-Nurm project. Jn-Nurm norms have been com- for photographs during Dasara festival. He has dence of DMK leader and former pletely flouted. The quantum of increase in the not bothered to hear the grievances of the people minister Suresh Rajan in tariff is unfair. The officials could have done it in and find solution,” they added. Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts on charges of possessing disproportionate assets. Six places in Kanyakumari district and one in Tirunelveli came under the vigilance scanner this morning, sources said. Rajan, who held the registration and tourism portfolio, is the sixth former DMK minister Bangalore University vice-chancellor N Prabhudev honours Jnanpith against whom action has been award winner Chandrashekar Kambar at Samskruti Chintana at Jnanajyothi taken by the Jayalalithaa govauditorium today. Contined from page 1 ernment. “Two political parties apSrinagar: The mysterious death proached me and complained of National Conference worker against Yogeshwar. The allegaHaji Yusuf continues to cause tions against the minister have trouble for Jammu and Kashmir come to my notice,” he said. chief minister Omar Abdullah. “Yogeshwar too came and met me. I told him about the allegato stop them. The Sri Lankan has the po- The opposition is now accusing tions. He is not my choice, but tential to derail any batting line-up and his father Union minister Farooq that of the chief minister. Why Mumbai will count on him to take quick Abdullah of selling ministries and assembly tickets. should I oppose any young man wickets. A key witness in the NC workbecoming a minister? The Union Both Somerset and the Mumbai Indians ministry of corporate affairs is have had a frustrating past few years er’s death case Salem Reshi has looking into the issue,” he said. having come to the final stages of the said, “When Omar told him to Earlier he inaugurated the catournament only to return empty handed. give back money to Mohammad sualty, trauma and cancer centre The Mumbai Indians failed in the knock- Yusuf, he insisted he will speak at the Command Hospital on the out stages of the Indian Premier League to Farooq Abdullah. There are occasion of 79 Air Force Day. He in the last 2 years while Somerset too price tags, Rs 40-50 lakh for MLA Farooq Abdullah also interacted with patients at failed to grab their chances five times in and Rs 1 crore for a minister.” Salam Reshi’s allegations the hospital. the last 6 years; finishing second on all 5 occasions. Having come this far, both point to alleged political corrup- ordinary worker. He was their teams will be equally determined to not tion at the highest level. Farooq right hand man, and it is through Abdullah’s purported close as- him many things were done,” let the chance slip by again. sociation with the slain NC work- Baig said. Teams: against Cape Cobras, but he add balance would not want to leave it to luck to Mumbai Indians (From): Harbhajan er could well open him to further Though Farooq Abdullah to the team with his ability to be effective decide their fate against Somerset who Singh(c), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kieron Pol- scrutiny. scoffs at the allegation, senior PDP leader Muzzafar Baig said, NC leaders insist the union min- Kishtwar (J&K): The family of with the bat, ball or on the field. have impressed one and all with clinical lard, Suryakumar Yadav, Aiden Blizzard, For Somerset, skipper Alfonso Thomas performances with both bat and ball. James Franklin, Lasith Malinga, Ambati “Omar Abdullah in a statement ister is not dodging an investi- Kashmiri medical student Wasim Akram Malik, who has been arand Roelof wan der Merwe have been in Somerset have been one of the most Rayudu(w), Tirumalsetti Suman, Abu admits that these people said gation. great form. The latter has been key to under-rated teams thus far, but have used Nechim, Andrew Symonds, Rajagopal that we had paid money as party In New Delhi, the opposition rested in the September 7 Delhi their title charge contributing heavily that to their advantage upstaging some Sathish, Dilhara Fernando, Sarul Kan- funds and that it was given to BJP demanded that Omar come High Court blast case, claims Farooq Abdullah.” with both bat and ball. Murali Kartik too highly fancied teams on their way to the war clean while the Congress is that he is innocent. Wasim’s famThough Omar Abdullah has watching from a distance un- ily members say that he volunhas been a vital cog in Somerset’s engine semi finals. Somerset (From): Alfonso Thomas(c), bringing in invaluable experience of playOne of the reasons for Somerset’s suc- Alex Barrow, Jos Buttler, Nick Compton, said Haji was just any other work- willing to take stand for now. A tarily appeared before the police ing on sub-continent tracks to help his cess has been their superb batting per- Adam Dibble, George Dockrell, Lewis er, the opposition and Haji’s fam- judicial inquiry is likely to throw and the National Investigation team out. formance at the top of the order, but Gregory, James Hildreth, Chris Jones, Mu- ily claim he enjoyed a close rap- light on the circumstances that Agency (NIA). “I was informed Mumbai’s performance so far has bor- their biggest test will come in the form of rali Kartik, Craig Kieswetter(w), Steve port with the senior Abdullah led to Haji’s death. Moreover, it by the NIA that Wasim is required dered on ridiculous for a champion side Lasith Malinga. Van der Merwe, Craig Kirby, Steve Snell, Arul Suppiah, Peter for 40 years. is also expected to uncover the for questioning (in connection “He used to travel with them murky gratification deals in the with the Delhi High Court blast but have somehow held on to sneak Kieswetter and Peter Trego have been in Trego, Roelof van der Merwe case),” he said. in his chopper, he was not an ruling National Conference. through at the end. The side from India fantastic form and it will be upto Malinga Match starts at 8 pm.

Bangalore: Jnanpith award winner Chandrashekar Kambar was today felicitated by Samskruti Chintana or culture session, organised by Bangalore University. On the sixth edition of the chintana, university vice-chancellor N Prabhudev felicitated Kambar at a function held at Jnanajyothi auditorium. Chintana is being organised every year by the University. It is an art, literary and cultural extravaganza. Every year, a prominent person is felicitated on the occasion. Kambar, for a short while, worked as Kannada professor at the university. “He is one of the finest Kannada lecturers,” Prabhudev said. “It is fortunate for all of us to have literary giant of this stature standing among a pantheon of literary greats, like Kuvempu, Ananthamurthy, Dara Bendre. Kambar’s works, be it plays, poems or prose, depict the folk culture, the oppression the minorities, colonialism and exploitation,” he said. Udupi Pejawar Math seer Vishwesha Teertha Swamiji, Kannada Books Authority president Siddalingiaha, Rajyotsava award winner Jaraganahalli Shivashankar and university registrar (evaluation) Prof Chandrashekar were present.

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Mumbai hope for finals date with RCB Chennai: Mumbai Indians, face off against the English Friends Provident T20 Championship finalists Somerset. Mumbai have been severely weakened with a host of regular players, Sachin Tendulkar, Munaf Patel and Rohit Sharma amongst others missing while Somerset are without their regular skipper Marcus Trescothick. The winner of the game will play Bangalore who pipped New South Wales on their way to the final with an incredible chase. The Mumbai Indians have played their last 2 games on the slow pitch at the M A Chidambaram stadium and they would have acclimatized themselves to the conditions while this will be Somerset’s first match at the stadium. Somerset have played all their games at either Hyderabad or Bangalore and will need to adapt quickly or else will find themselves boarding a plane back home. Mumbai have had to rely heavily on their foreign players especially after losing many domestic players to injury, but the form of Andrew Symonds and Kieron Pollard will be a concern for the Harbhajan Singh led side. Symonds has been a failure with the bat on numerous occasion in the tournament and Mumbai will be desperate for the Australian to get back to form and add steel to the vulnerable middle order. Pollard has failed to light up the tournament barring his half century

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Bangalore Beat 08.10.2011