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Vol. 1, Issue 363 n Wednesday n November 9, 2011

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Evening daily

Give prominent post to BSY: Nirani P 3

Ties better with Pak: Krishna P4

SRIRAMULU IS DERANGED MAN INDEPENDENT JUMPS OFF BJP searches for candidate for Bellary by‑poll Bangalore Beat Bureau Bellary: Former minister and mining baron B Sriramulu finally drew curtains on intense speculation over his contesting from the Bellary Rural by-election, scheduled for November 30. He declared in the presence of most of the elected representatives from the Bellary region that he would contest the polls as an independent. The BJP had till the yesterday was hoping to convince Sriramulu, who resigned as party MLA last month, to make him contest from the party ticket. But that was not to be. The indications were clear from the morning when the entire BJP office in this mining town was stripped of any affiliations with the saffron party and banners put up hailing Sriramulu. On the banner was written Swambhimani Sriramulu which means Self-respecting Sriramulu. His followers even flew a flag with the similar theme in front of the office after bringing down the BJP flag. At a later press conference, the former health minister said that he was hurt by the attitude of the BJP leaders and was not willing to tolerate any attempt at diminishing his self-respect. “I have not lived my life without compromises. I have been hurt by the BJP at-

I told the party leaders that I am not involved in illegal mining and I had the documents to prove my version. The party would not listen. But I don’t want to pass comments against any BJP leaders or anyone else. I don’t want to betray their trust.” He said that he met Reddy at the Chanchalaguda Central jail in Hyderabad yesterday and discussed with him about the next political move. The decision to contest as an independent was taken after that, he added. He later went on a huge procession to the assistant commissioner’s office where he filed his nomination papers for the by-poll. Sriramulu said that he is not a person to lie low. “I will not surrender to anyone. For the last 25 years I have been in politics and I have only two gods before me now – one is legal god and the other people god. But time has come for me to move on.” Most of the elected representatives, including Raichur MP Sanna Phakirappa, the Bellary city municipal corporation members and others, threw their weight behind B Sriramulu Sriramulu. But Phakirappa was non-committal when asked whether he would quit the titude towards me and Reddys. The party BJP and join forces with the former minister. leaders did not try to console us when cas- Phakirappa said that the decision would be es of illegal mining were heaped against us. taken at a later date.

31 out of 73 accused convicted in riots case

Mehsana: A special court in Gujarat has convicted 31 people out of 73 accused in one of the nine Gujarat riots cases of 2002. The special fasttrack court in Mehsana delivered the judgement on Wednesday in the Sardarpura riot case in which 33 people were burnt alive in Sadarpura March 1, 2002 during the communal violence that broke out after the Sabarmati Express train burning incident at Godhra. The charges against those convicted included murder, attempt to murder, arson, rioting, criminal conspiracy among others. But the court also acquitted 42 people accused of being involved in the case. The quantum of sentence will be announced later. There were some district-level Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders among the 73 people arrested in connection with the case. Sadarpura is one of nine Gujarat riots cases handed over to Special Investigation Team (SIT). The carnage is also the first post-Godhra train burning case which was being handeled by the SIT in which convictions have taken place. A mob had burnt a house of one Ibrahim Sheikh of Sardarpura village in Vijapur taluka where many people were hiding after riots broke out in the village on night of February 28, 2002. In the arson 33 persons including 20 women were charred to death inside the house. In all 76 accused were arrested out of whom two died during the pendency of trial, while one was juvenile, against whom trial was on in juvenile court. The court had framed charges against 73 accused in June 2009 and initiated trial in the case. The prosecution alleged that the attack on minority community was pre-planned and the conspiracy was hatched by some local leader after the S6 coach of Sabarmati Express train was set on fire on February 27, 2002, near Godhra railway station in which 59 people were killed. The prosecution had further submitted that weapons were distributed by the accused in the run-up to the incident. The accused had claimed that they were being falsely implicated and the violence was perpetrated by people who had come from outside. YB Sheikh, the advocate representing the riot victims, has submitted that over 80 witnesses who were also victims of the violence, had named the accused while giving statement to the police and and also correctly identified the accused in court during trial. In all 112 witnesses were examined out of the 157 named in the chargesheet during trial including 20 doctors, 17 inquest witnesses, 40 riot victims, 20 police and 15 others

CITY BUILDING Unrequited love said to be the reason

Gangadhar Pujar

I was in jail for no reason: BSY

Bangalore: Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who got out of jail yesterday after the Karnataka High Court granted him conditional bail, said that he was put in jail for no reason and he had done nothing wrong. The BJP strongman said that he will come out free of all the five cases of alleged illegal land denotification cases filed against him. Advocate Sirajin Basha has filed five cases against Yeddyurappa before the Lokayukta special court alleging denotification of lands when he was in power. On his future plans, he said that he had learnt a lot in the 24-day stay in the Parappana Agrahara Jail. “I have been a politician for the last 40 years and now I will be careful.” The former chief minister said that he will campaign for the Bellary Rural byelection, where voting will be held on November 30.

Jaffer, who is said to be suffering from a mental illness, jumps off the Museum Building on Museum road in Bangalore this morning. He suffered serious injuries on the face and torso. He has been admitted to Mallya Hospital and is said to be out of danger.

Bangalore Beat Bureau

lookers. He did not listen to shouts of people for him to come down. But that did not seem Bangalore: A mentally unsound man jumped to have any effect on him. B S Yeddyurappa He jumped when a policeman, who had off a five-storeyed building on Museum Road, but luckily survived the fall with mul- reached the top of the building, was about to “But I don’t want to blame anyone fo tiple injuries on his face, chest and torso in rescue him. Jaffer ran a little distance and then flung himself straight onto the ground. the travails I faced. I think my time was the city today. The man identified as Jaffer from Austin His face and chest hit the ground with a not right and I had to suffer all these unsavoury incidents. I have complete faith Town kept the bystanders hooked for almost crunching sound. He did survive the fall, but in the judiciary and I know that the God one and a half hours with various antics. He was heavily bleeding from his face and will protect me. I have been blessed by the walked up and down the Museum Building chest. A waiting Hoysala police patrol vehipeople of the state. They will know the where he was perched. Dangled his leg cle which had arrived on the spot rushed him down the building, did a jig, waved to the on- to Mallya Hospital. The doctors attending on truth in the coming days,” he added.

Laxman, Sachin ensure victory

New Delhi: VVS Laxman (58 not out) steered India to a comfortable five-wicket victory over West Indies on the fourth day of the first Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. India created history at Kotla by defeating West Indies for the first time on the ground. India registered their 16th Test win under MS Dhoni's captainship in 32 matches. India raced through the longish home stretch of 124 runs to register their first win in seven Tests. Anchoring the chase was Sachin Tendulkar, who overtook Rahul Dravid as the leading run-getter in chases, and rushing through it was VVS Laxman, who calmed any nerves there might have been after Dravid's wicket early in the day. Along the way Laxman crossed 1000 runs in chases, including an eighth score of fifty or more. This was also the third time since last summer that Laxman was in the middle at the successful completion of a 200-plus chase. Debutant spinner R Ashwin, who claimed nine wickets in the match, was declared man of the match. From the moment Darren Sammy slipped down leg twice in the first over of the day, going for eight runs, West Indies began losing whatever little grip they had on the match. Fidel Edwards rejuvenated them momentarily with a reversing inswinger to send Dravid back, but Laxman announced his ar-

would remain. However, the last two of those 11 boundaries were hit by Tendulkar in one Ravi Rampaul over, a flick to square leg, and a push - a mere push - through point. Tendulkar now needed 41 out of the remaining 66 runs, and with the game relatively secure Laxman eased up a bit. Tendulkar kept picking the boundaries, and Laxman singles, until the equation came down to 24 out of 43 runs required. Then Tendulkar went to pull a Devendra Bishoo googly, and was deceived by the low bounce. Rod Tucker made another V V S Laxman correct lbw call in what has been a good rival with two leg-glanced boundaries. Fore- match for him. warned of the reverse, Laxman played late, Along with Tendulkar went any thoughts without much back lift, and kept the accu- of extending the first session to get a result rate ones from Edwards out. before the lunch break. Laxman and Yuvraj Helping India was the fact that Edwards, Singh didn't want to do anything stupid. and West Indies as a bowling unit, didn't Sammy removed Yuvraj with a shooter have the control needed to exercise the per- when the scores were level, he nearly got MS fect mix of offence and defence required in Dhoni with another grubber next ball, but defending mid-range totals. Laxman con- that could only delay India's third-highest tinued to ease India's way through the successful chase. West Indies were left with chase, and when he punched and flicked Ed- memories of the Jamaica Test earlier this year, wards for two boundaries in the 56th over, when they had caught India cold but failed India reached 200 and the contest was all but to convert it into a Test win. over. In the first hour of play India smashed India 209 (Sehwag 55, Dravid 54, Sammy 56 runs, including 11 fours. The possibility of 3-35) and 276 for 5 (Tendulkar 76, Laxman Tendulkar's 100th international hundred - 58*, Sehwag 55) beat West Indies 304 (Chanovernight he needed 67 out of the 124 India derpaul 118, Brathwaite 63, Ojha 6-72) and required - was a little thought in the corner 180 (Chanderpaul 47, Sammy 42, Ashwin 6of the mind, and that is where it seemed it 47) by five wickets.

him said he was out of danger. Some of his relatives who had arrived on the spot said Jaffer had been mentally ill for the last three years. They ascribed it to his unrequited love affair. They said Jaffer was a good student, studying engineering. But he did not complete the course and dropped out in the third year. They said he was in love with a girl from Frazer Town. Jaffer was difficult to control at home too. He would run away frequently and would not listen to his parents, they added.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011


The dynamics of how events happen is a big mystery. Only one who is 100 percent in doing can recognise the happening. The healthiest way to apply this knowledge is to see the whole past as happening and the present as doing. If you see the past as doing, then ego and regret come along. And when you see the present as happening, laziness and unawareness set in. Let the happening be for the past and the doing for the present. And the future is a mix of both. The wise will see the doing in happening and the happening in doing simultaneously. One who does a lot of work will never say he did a lot. If someone says he did a lot of work, it that means he can do more. He has not done enough. Work does not tire you as much as the “doership” does. All actions happen through consciousness. The world moves because of consciousness. Consciousness expresses the three shaktis ¬– gyan shak-

Master Control to be opened Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The Master Control Facility of the state Natural Disaster Centre will be inaugurated by chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda at Yelahanka on November 11. The inauguration will take place at Attoor Layout near Jalahalli Cross. The Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Development Corporation has built the Master Control Facility building. The facility would predict natural disasters accurately and help citizens to be prepared. MLA S R Vishwanath and mayor Sharadamma will take part.

ti, ichcha shakti and kriya shakti. Knowledge, action and desire. If these shaktis are aligned, life becomes very smooth. If not, life is in doldrums. It will be very foolish to desire something that is not aligned with knowledge — like having a desire to own a house on the moon. When there is lack of knowledge, you get stuck in the desire. Sometimes you have some knowledge, but you don’t act on it. Then also you become miserable. Many a time you say that you will do certain things or that you want to do certain things, yet you never do it. You just keep postponing something that you know is very good. The desire to do is there and you also know that it is good for you, but still you don’t do it. This is lack of kriya shakti. Ichcha shakti is desire, gyana shakti is the power of knowledge and kriya shakti is the power to act. Some people have lots of kriya shakti, but lack gyana shakti. They have the power to

Bangalore: The stretch between Sakaleshpur and Mangalore or Shiradi Ghat along the National Highway 48 has to be strengthened on the lines of Golden Quadrilateral Triangle. This is very essential to develop the hinterland for Mangalore Port. All National Highways have to be made pot-hole and road humps free and have to be maintained regularly, said FKCCI president J R Bangera. Mangalore is the only major port in the state and importers/exporters are dependent on this port. Connectivity to the port is inaccessible due to the bad conditions of Shiradi Ghat road. The road witnesses heavy truck movement which has caused a severe damage to the road. This condition of the road leads to heavy maintenance expenditure on vehicles, be it

Bangalore: Upadhyay Deen Dayal Disabled Organisation has organised a free check-up camp for differently abled persons here on November 13. The organisation will also distribute free prosthetics and other aids to the differently abled. Interested can apply. The applicants should attach a photograph and income certificate. For more information, contact: Ranjitha, Vishnu Priya Trust, F 104, Brigade Apartment, Malleswaram East, Gateway, Dr Rajkumar road, Bangalore – 55, or call: 90359 99189.

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passengers cars, trucks or buses, particularly present day new generation vehicles, the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry said. The bad road condition has not only affected goods movement, but also passenger traffic, as a large number of tourists use the stretch to visit pilgrimage centres in the coastal region. It is posing a serious threat for the safety of both passengers and vehicles, particularly during nights and rains. It is high time that the state government takes note of the bad conditions of the state highway and Shiradi Ghat road and takes up the strengthening at an early date, which would boost the economic development of the region, the press note said. Considering the economic importance of the road and safety

The road is used for goods movement for NMPT and tourists visiting important shrines. The stretch between Mani and Sampaje along the state highway, a stretch of 40 km, is not motorable due to potholes. This causes a severe loss of revenue to Dakshina Kannada district, especially in tourism, trade and industry. There is an urgent need for strengthening Mysore-Mangalore highway via Madikeri, as it also serves as an alternative route between Bangalore and of passengers and vehicles, this Mangalore. The government road has to be strengthened on should fix a time frame for widena war footing. “I urge Union ing of the road between Mani to minister for surface transport to Sampaje and see to it that further undertake the strengthening of losses to trade, industry and NH-48 immediately,” he said. tourism is reduced. The state highway connecting For the economic growth of Mysore and Mangalore plays an the state, development of infraimportant role in the economic structure is important. The state development of the two regions. lacks in infrastructure in tier-II

cities and the facilities are abysmally inadequate. “We cannot afford to turn a blind eye towards infrastructure development. Already, the state is far behind Delhi and Mumbai in terms of development of infrastructure. Roads are the gateway for not only the state but also the nation’s economic development and prosperity,” he added. The lacklustre response of the state government towards infrastructure development will be to its own peril. This is particularly apparent in view of the Global Investors’ Meet, which will be held in June 2012. Foreign Investors would invest in the state only if there are good infrastructure facilities. The woefully inadequate infrastructure facilities in the state will act as disincentive for investors in the state, he added.

MVJ College of Engg organises seminar on renewable energy

Rural developmen and panchayat raj mininster Jagadish Shettar and former ministers P G R Sindhya, R V Deshpande, P S Rane and S R More, Rajya Sabha member Anil Lad were felicitated by the Kannada Maratha Kshatriya Sabha at Maratha Hostel today.

Bangalore Beat Bureau

By Sri Sri Ravishankar

three dominates at a time. When desire dominates, awareness of the Self will be at its lowest. That’s why all the philosophers around the world have always advocated renunciation and dropping of desires. When you are in a state of awareness, happiness dawns and when desire dominates, stress and sorrow take over. When actions dominate, restlessness follows. When your actions and desires are aligned to the Divine or to the welfare of society, then the consciousness is automatically elevated and the knowledge of the Self dawns. There is a Big Mind and a Small Mind. Sometimes the Big Mind wins over the Small Mind and sometimes it is the other way around. When the Small Mind wins over, it is misery and when the Big Mind wins, it is joy. Small Mind promises joy and leaves your hand empty. Big Mind may bring resistance in the beginning but fills you with joy.

Repair Shiradi Ghat stretch for growth: FKCCI

Felicitating him

Free health camp


act, but there is no knowledge of what to do. When this happens, people become restless – the kriya shakti doesn’t allow them to be quiet. And on the other end of the scale, there are people who are not so active – lack of kriya shakti. Such people will simply sit quiet but their minds will go on working. Then there are people who lack ichcha shakti. In them, there is no strong desire. They do something for sometime and do something else two minutes later. They lack the desire to complete the action and their minds keep changing. Lethargy is manifestation of lack of ichcha shakti. Some people will have a lot of knowledge, but no desire to share with others. They have lots of gyana shakti, but no ichcha shakti. A perfect balance of these shaktis is very rare. Desire, awareness of the Self and action all are manifestation of the same energy that is you. One of these

Bangalore: The mechanical department of MVJ College of Engineering organised a seminar and exhibition on “Awareness of non-conventional and renewable energy sources for clean and sustainability development” at the college recently. More than 500 students of different branches of engineering attended the seminar and exhibition held at the college. H Naganagouda, assistant general manager, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. and director for National Training Centre for Solar Technology, was the chief guest. In his inaugural address, Naganagouda said, “The current conventional energy sources will deplete in a span of a decade. There is an urgent need to evolve techniques to adopt the nonconventional energy sources.” He also highlighted the present status and potential of power scenario in the state and overall country and the measures adopted by the Govt. of India to promote these non-conventional energy techniques. MVJCE principal Dr K S Badrinarayan said, “In the next semester, a 15-day programme will be organised by the Karnataka renewable energy department for MVJCE students on how to

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NAANALLA (U/A) Tarun, Shubha Poonja, Ananth Nag, Rangayana Raghu, Ramesh Bhat Savitha (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm)

ENGLISH (Malleswaram) (2.55 pm, 10 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.30 am, 3, 7.35 pm)


IN TIME (U/A) Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried Cinemax (2.15 pm, 7.30 pm) Cinepolis (10 am, 2, 7.10, 10 pm) Fame (Lido) (3.20 pm, 7.45 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (12 pm, 6, 8 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (5, 10 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (2.40 pm, 9.30 pm) Inox

Cinemax (1.15 pm, 10 pm) Cinepolis (12.10 pm, 5.15 pm) Fame (Lido) (1.10 pm, 5.35, 10 pm) Fame (Whitefield) (10.15 am, 3.30, 5.40, 7.50, 10 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 2 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (10.30 am, 6.50 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (4.25 pm, 9.45 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.05 am, 4.55 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (12.55 pm, 7.55 pm)

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HINDI LOOT (U/A) Hansika Motwani, Govinda, Mahaakashay Chakroborty

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Company representatives explain various solar products at MVJ College of Engineering durin a seminar and exhibition on renewable energy sources. install solar power turbine starting from design till installation.” There was also an exhibition, which showcased solar energy products displayed by leading solar energy companies to help students understand the practical

application of renewable energy. The senior management of these companies delivered technical lectures stressing the importance of future research in this field to overcome the energy crisis in the country.

Companies like Sun Solar Systems, AVI Solar Energy Pvt Ltd, Ronds Solar, Deepa Solar Lightings and Auctus technology ltd demonstrated the latest technology developments and research activities.


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Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi Apsara (11.30 am, 2.30 pm) Bhumika (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Cinemax (3.30 pm) Cinepolis (1 pm, 10 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 5.15 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (10 am, 3 pm) PVR Cinemas (12.40 pm)

RA.ONE (U/A) Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor ‘3D’ Abhinay (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Anand (10 am, 1, 4, 7 pm) Cinepolis (10 am, 11, 1, 4, 7, 10 pm) Cinemax (10 am, 1, 4, 7, 10 pm) Everest (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.15, 9.30 pm) Fame (Lido) (11.15 am, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Fame (Shankarnag) (11.15 am, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 1, 10 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (10 am, 9.40 pm) HMT Cinemas (4 pm, 7,

(Jayanagar) (9.50 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (9.50 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.15 am, 3.45, 9.15 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.15 am, 1.20, 6.45 pm) Vision Cinemas (4 pm, 9.45 pm) 9.30 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (11.15 am, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (11.15 am, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Lakshmi (BTM Layout) (10 am, 11.15, 5.15, 8.30 pm) Lakshmi (Gottigere) (10 am, 1, 5, 8 pm) Lakshmi (Taverekere) (10 am, 1, 5, 8 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.20 am, 3.40, 9 pm) Rex (10.15 am, 1.10, 4.05, 7, 9.50 pm) Vaibhav (Sanjay Nagar) (11.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Veeresh (10.30 am) Vision Cinemas (10 am, 1, 7, 9.45 pm) Urvasi (10.45 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Fame (Lido) (10.05 am) Fame (Whitefield) (10.15 am, 10.55, 12.25, 1.30, 2.25, 4.45, 5.40, 8, 8.55 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Mysore Road) (10 am, 7, 9.45 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (10.25 am, 12.40, 3.45, 9 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10.15 am, 12.55, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.15 am, 1.30, 4.45, 8 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (12.55 pm, 5, 6.40 pm) PVR Cinemas (1.20 pm, 2, 3.25, 4.40, 5.20, 8. 8.40, 8.50 pm)


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CITY EVENTS General Harper Collins Publishers India: Launch of ‘The book of Answers’ by C Y Gopinath, Reliance Time Out, No 74, Prestige Feroze Building, Cunningham Road, 6.30 pm. State Bank of India: Celebration of Kannada Rajyothsava, Poet Lakshminarayana to participate, Sir M Visvesvaraya Auditorium, Head Office, KG Road, 4.30 pm.

Cultural Nadasurabhi Cultural Association: Annual music festival,

to 7 p.m. Kynkyny Art, No 148 Embassy Square, Infantry Road, Kynkyny Art presents ‘Paradise Regained’, a show depicting the natural world in its many shapes, forms, colours and patterns. The paintings tell stories of indigenous ecosystems and familiar landscapes. Nostalgia Upfront and Personal: Friday, November 4th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crimson Art Gallery, Hatworks Boulevard, No 32, Cunningham Road, Vasanthnagar Crimson presents Nostalgia Upfront and Personal, an art exhibition featuring artists such as like Gopal Adivrekar, Yusuf

Nirani: BSY must be given prominent party position Bangalore Beat Bureau

post as chief minister, Yeddyurappa had asked the party high command to Bangalore: Now that former chief min- give him the party chief’s post, but his ister and BJP strongman B S Yeddyu- demand was rejected. rappa is out of jail, there have been The party was of the opinion calls to give him a prominent position that those named in the illegal in the party. mining report submitted by the former His trusted lieutenant and major in- Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde should dustries minister Murugesh Nirani today not hold any position of influence in said that a “prominent position” for the party. Yeddyurappa would be good for the Nirani said Yeddyurappa had good party. This could mean even the party organisational skills which will be adpresident’s post which is now being vantageous for the party. held by K S Eshwarappa. “Our leader will win the legal battles Even at the time of relinquishing his and emerge victorious,” he said.

Major and medium indutries minister Murugesh Nirani talks to the media after meeting former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa today.

Joy of cycling

presentation of Sangeetha Surabhi award to MS Gopalakrishnan, Carnatic vocalist Neela Ramagopal to participate, Main Auditorium, St John’s Medical College campus, Opposite Bangalore Development Authority Complex, 100 ft Road, Koramangala, 6 pm. Devagiri Sri Venkateshawara Trust: Felicitation to Chandrashekar Kambara, singer Shimoga Subbanna to participate, Temple premises, Banashankari II Stage, 6 pm.

Religious Gita Gnana Yagna: Discourse on ‘Bhagwad Gita,’ by Swami Abhaya Chaitanya, Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple, R P Ravinshankar Hall, 8th Cross, Malleswaram, 6.45 pm. Bharatha Bharathi Sangeetha

S Radhakrishna

Arakkal, Azis TM, Badrinarayan and NS Bendre, among others.

The Keyboard of Small Things: Friday, November 4th, 2011. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gallery Sumukha, No 24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden An exhibition of paintings by Mukesh Sharma at Gallery Sumukha.

Art Going back in time: Upfront & Personal, Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road, till November 5,

Jayanagar MLA B N Vijay Kumar flags off projects to convert roads in Jayanagar to be bicycle friendly in the city today. Corporator Ramachandra and others are also seen.

Coffee production robust this year, says Board chief Bangalore Beat Bureau

11 am to 7 pm On the occasion of Crimson's 22nd anniversary, the gallery presents an exhibition of works that have been displayed at Crimson over the course of two decades of its existence.


Art Classes: AKR School of Art, RMV, 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar, Vidyaranyapura and Jayanagar Founded by Ashok Kumar R, the institute conducts art classes for all age groups above the age of six in sketching, oil, watercolour, acrylic, portraits, charcoal, calligraphy and Mysore and Tanjore style painting. 9844141967,

Swarovski Charm Collection: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Swarovski, 1st Floor, Monarch Plaza, Brigade Road, Symbolic, quirky, feminine or offbeat, the charm collection allows wearers to express their personalities through miniature works of art.

Bangalore: There would be good coffee production with favourable rain this year. “The post blossom production coffee this year, according our estimate, would be around 3,22,250 metric tonnes,” said Jawaid Akthar, chairman of the Coffee Board, Bangalore “With good rain, the target we had set for last year – 3.22 lakh metric tonnes (MT) – would be reached,” he added. On the record export last year, he said, “Last year, we exported 2,90,394 MT of coffee. This year too, coffee-growers are happy as they have got two successive good years. Growers can rest easy that they will get good procurement prices this year too.” On the global scenario, he said that there a shortfall of 3 percent this year from other coffee-producing countries like Brazil, Columbia and Indonesia. There has been a production setback in those countries, which should increase the demand for Indian coffee, he said. He said that there has been an increase in consumption of coffee in many countries of the world, including those areas where coffee is grown. In China

Additional secretary in the union ministry of commerce and industry Vijayalaxmi Joshi, Jawaid Akhtar, chairman, Coffee Board, Bangalore and Sahadev Balakrishna, KPA chairman, at one-day seminar in the city today. and South Korea too, the consumption has gone up, he added. He said many planters had expressed displeasure that they could not reap coffee on time because of shortage of labour force. He was inaugurating a conference organised by the United Planters’ Association of South

India (UPASI) with the Karnataka Planters Association (KPA). KPA chairman Sahadev Balakrishna and UPASI president D Hegde were present. Sunalini Menon, CEO, Coffee Labs Pvt Ltd, Bangalroe, C L N Rao, head of agronomy department, Netafim, India, Christine

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The Sartorial World @ Apparao: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Apparao Galleries, No 82 The Presidency, St Marks Road, Apparao hosts 'The Sartorial World', a cross disciplinary art show exploring the body as a museum. The ritual of adornment is highlighted through cultural vestiges, artifacts, ancient objects and modern art. Paradise Regained: 10 a.m.

Bond over Buddha: Buddha the Enlightenment, Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishat, Kumara Krupa Road, till November 6, 10.30 am to 7.30 pm Gansh P. Doddamani's paintings of the Buddha reflect how the spirit of his teachings are alive. Paris, je t'aime: Solo show, Renaissance Gallerie, 104,West Minster, 13, Cunningham Road, till November 7, 11 am to 7 pm Renaissance Gallerie presents a solo show featuring the works of Paris-based artist Gayatri Shantaram.

Bangalore: The movement of Scouts and Guides should find a place in state textbooks which can help youngsters develop leadership skills, said Tushar Girinath, commissioner for public instruction and state project director for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan. School students can also learn how to face challenges and find solutions to difficulties, he said during the Foundation Day and Flag Day celebration of the Bharat Scouts and Guides here yesterday. Student can be taught how to protect the nation. The country is all set to overtake China in population in the coming years. It is now necessary to inculcate leadership qualities among the youth, he added. He said the Scouts and Guides is a growing movement whose membership has crossed 48 lakh this year. The state has 2.7 lakh

Bangalore: Former minister B Sriramulu has written a threepage resignation letter to BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, explaining to him the reasons for his quitting the saffron party. He has stated in the letter that he was working for the party for the last 14 years, but the developments over the last few days had saddened him. None of the leaders from the party had respected the contributions made by him. “There were some leaders from the party in the state who had laughed at the travails I and (former minister) Gali Janardhana Reddy went through. There was no truth in the allegations made against me,” he said. He was referring to the illegal mining report by former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde. “I worked hard for the growth of the party. We have built the party where it was non-existent, but our contributions were recognised. I and Reddy have worked hard to get the party come to power in the state,” he added. Sriramulu has asked Gadkari to relieve him of the primary mebership of the party. He has also attached 10 pages of documents along with the letter. “Some of the party workers

B Sriramulu had tried to say that we were trying to blackmail the party, which hurt us a lot,” he said. “I became lonely and suffered a lot after my friend and mentor Reddy was sent to jail. There has been a conspiracy to defame within the party,” he added. “I am proud that I have worked for the welfare of the people,” he said. A copy of the resignation letter has also been sent to party state president K S Eshwarappa.

Ramulu will have to go out now: KS Bangalore Beat Bureau

F Jamal, vice-president, Tata Coffee Ltd attended the one-day seminar. A series of papers on coffee estate branding, micro lots of coffee, drip-irrigation in coffee plantation and others related to the industry were presented at the seminar.

Scouts must be in textbooks: SSA chief


Ramulu writes three‑page quit letter to Gadkari Bangalore Beat Bureau

Solo Show @ Renaissance: Friday, November 4th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Renaissance Gallerie, No 13 Westminster, Cunningham Road, An exhibition of paintings by Gayatri Shantaram from Paris at Renaissance.

Seva Prathisthana: Singing of Purandara Dasa compositions by Harichandana and party, Indian Institute of World Culture, No 6, B P Wadia Road, 6 pm

Yeddyurappa, who had been in judicial custody for 24 days, came out of the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail yesterday after the Karnataka High Court granted him conditional bail in PCR 3 case filed by advocate Sirajin Basha alleging illegal land denotification in Agara area on the outskirts of the city. But this is not the end of legal battle for Yeddyurappa as he has to face, in all, five cases of land denotification filed by Basha. The Lokayukta special court had sent Yeddyurappa to the custody.

Students from various schools across the city take part in the Foundation Day of the Bharat Scouts and Guides.

members. They will work towards strengthening society and for the welfare of all sections. Director of the youth services and sports V Chandrashekar said the Scouts and Guides movement would instil a sense of discipline among youngsters. The main objective of the movement should be to unite the nation and Scouts and Guides should be an example to others. The Foundation Day was inaugurated by state Scouts and Guides chief commissioner Kondajji D Shanmukhappa. State commissioner D S Lucas too took part. Over the next few days, Scouts and Guides students will distribute flags at Rs 2 per flag. In all, over 10,000 students from different schools will be part of the drive. Over 500 students from different schools took part in the Foundation Day celebrations at the Scouts and Guides southern zone headquarters in the city.

Bangalore: “Sriramulu would be evicted from the party the moment he files the nomination papers for the Bellary Rural byelection as an independent candidate,” said BJP state president K S Eshwarappa here today. “It is not only against Sriramulu, the party would have taken the same decision whoever the concerned person would have been. This is not what the party at the state has decided, but it is the policy of the party across the country,” he said. Eshwarappa lamented that the Sriramulu kept the cards close to his chest and did not reveal his game plan till this morning and deciding to quit the saffron party and to contest the by-poll on his own. “We wanted Sriramulu to contest the

K S Eshwarappa election and we tried to convince him, but we could not. Also, he was not clear about his intentions and we could not decide. We will finalise the party candidate for the by-poll now,” he said.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Govt to cut prices of petrol by Nov 16 New Delhi: Petrol prices may fall by next week. RS Butola, the Chairman of Indian Oil Company (IOC), India's largest fuel retailer says that oil companies will cut petrol prices by November 16 as long as the global trend of falling gasoline prices continues. Butola says that oil companies are committed to passing on any benefit from lower prices to consumers, even though oil marketing companies have already incurred a loss of around Rs. 2,500 crore on the sale of petrol this year. The IOC chairman said global gasoline prices were down from $125 to $115 per barrel and there wasn't much volatility in the rupee anymore. But as the politics of coalition played out, with the Trinamool Congress threatening to pull out of the UPA government if there was one more hike in prices of fuel products, Mr Butola also made clear that the state-owned oil companies had no directive from the government that there should be no more petrol price hikes. The decision to increase petrol prices by Rs. 1.82 a litre last week provoked a confrontation with Mamata Banerjee, who is the biggest partner in the union government after the Congress. Ms Banerjee said her party was not consulted before the price hike. Her MPs met with the Prime Minister last evening to demand better coordination within the UPA. They say the Prime Minister saw their point of view. The immediate crisis seemed to have been averted. The MPs did not furnish resignation letters and did not discuss a price rollback at the meeting with the Prime Minister. But in Delhi and in Kolkata, the Trinamool said that it would pull out of the government or its ministers would resign if there was another hike in fuel prices.

Bhupen Hazarika's last rites performed

Guwahati: The mortal remains of cultural icon Bhupen Hazarika were on Wednesday consigned to flames by his son Tez Bhupen Hazarika after full state honours were accorded to him at the Gauhati University campus where thousands had turned up for his final rites. Tez lit the pyre at 10:20am after performing the rituals associated with the last rites while the singer's companion of nearly 40 years Kalpana Lajmi sobbed and prayed with folded hands. The last post was sounded and a 21-gun salute was given to the legend before his body was lifted to the pyre. Hazarika's body draped in the traditional gamosa reached the campus at around 10am from historic Judges Field and final tributes were paid by Assam governor J B Patnaik and chief minister Tarun Gogoi. Wreaths were placed by Union DONER minister Paban Singh Ghatowar on behalf of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh on behalf of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and by BJP leader in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj. After the last respects were paid, the body was taken out of the casket and transferred to a bamboo bier and his son and nephews carried him on his final journey to the sandalwood pyre. About 70 kg of sandalwood collected from the University Botanical Garden has been used for the pyre. After lighting the pyre, Tez knelt and bowed to the people with folded hands thanking them for their love and respect for his father. Chief minister Tarun Gogoi also placed a sandalwood on the pyre.

Trust deficit with Pak 'shrinking': Krishna Onboard Special Aircraft: Striking a positive note ahead of the Indo-Pak Prime Ministerial meeting, India has said that trust deficit with its neighbour was "shrinking" and there was a very positive atmosphere. Talking to reporters on his way to Maldives to attend the SAARC Summit, external affairs minister S M Krishna said he is optimistic about the movement during the meeting as the "trust level has gone up between the two countries". Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani will meet in Maldives on Thursday ahead of the inauguration of the summit of SAARC nations and are expected to review the progress in bilateral ties. Krishna, who will also be part of the

Kani will spend Nov in jail New Delhi: Kanimozhi, the young Rajya Sabha MP, whose request for bail was turned down recently, will stay in jail till December. She was arrested on May 20 and will go on trial on Friday for her alleged role in the telecom scam. Judge OP Saini, who is handling the trial for the telecom scam, said that her lawyers had erred in suggesting that as a woman, she was entitled legally to leniency - they had cited a section of the law that allows for bail for women, under 16s and sick people. Judge Saini stressed that Kanimozhi's background does not make her an average woman prisoner. So her lawyers appealed against his verdict in the Delhi High Court. The CBI had told Judge Saini that it does not oppose bail for Kanimozhi and five others who are in prison for the telecom scam. The High Court has asked the CBI to explain its stand by December. While the investigating agency is likely to repeat that it does not object to her leaving prison, the next date of hearing - December 1 - means Kanimozhi will remain at Delhi's Tihar Jail. Kanimozhi's father, M Karunanidhi, is the head of the DMK; the southern party is a senior member of the UPA coali-

tion at the Centre. She has been accused of helping former Telecom minister A Raja accept a 214-crore kickback from a company who was allegedly shown undue favour by him. Like Kainmozhi, Mr Raja is from the DMK and is in jail. Her lawyers have repeatedly said that while she was politically close to Mr Raja, she did not benefit in any way from his alleged manipulation of policy to benefit firms he has been accused of criminally conspiring with. The CBI has said that Mr Raja's swindle cost the country 30,000 crores. The premise of the scam is that he gave out-of-turn licences and spectrum to companies for a pittance.

bilateral, said the "trust deficit with Pakistanis shrinking" and there was "a very positive atmosphere". While the heads of governments of the eight SAARC nations - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - will hold summit talks here, all eyes are on the Singh-Gilani meeting that comes against the backdrop of positive developments, including Pakistan's decision on granting the MFN trade status to India. He also said that it was "necessary for Pakistan to work out a joint strategy with India in order to fight terror". When asked specifically about the existence of terror training camps in Pak- Washington: A big asteroid istan, the minister said Pakistan has to made its closest fly-by of Earth in 200 years on Tuesday, but take action against them. there was never a chance of a crash landing as it zipped past our planet, NASA said. Astronomers around the world aimed their telescopes to catch a glimpse of the 2005 YU55 asteroid, which is the size of an aircraft carrier but was not visible to the naked eye when it passed by at its closest point at 2328 GMT. "This is going to be really hard to see. This is 100 times more he said. "There was nothing much for the batsmen as dim than what the human eye well as bowlers. Batsmen will have to work hard can see. You need a good telefor runs while bowlers will have to be patient scope," NASA spokeswoman Veronica McGregor said before and bowl at right areas consistently. It's different from earlier tracks in only way the fly-by. The near-spherical asteroid, that there was a bit of grass. On the third day you can see grass roots and it showed that the track 1,300 feet (400 meters) in diameter, often travels in the vicinity would not break down," said Dhoni. Dhoni praised his young bowlers for their good of Earth, Mars and Venus, but show in the match, besides the efforts of Virender NASA said this fly-by was the Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Tendulkar and VVS Lax- closest the asteroid had come to Earth in at least 200 years. man. Other asteroids of this size "Despite the difficult pitch, the bowlers took their opportunities. Pragyan Ojha did well and pass by Earth frequently, though Ravichandran Ashwin got nine wickets on his the last such event happened in debut. Umesh Yadav improved in the second in- 1976 and the next will not take nings though he has a tendency to bowl a fraction place until 2028, when an asterof short deleveries. He will learn as he plays more oid called 2001 WN5 will skim about halfway between the Moon games. "Ashwin won match of match in his debut. He and Earth. NASA said at the point of closhad the variations and flighted the ball well. He est approach Tuesday, the 2005 used his carrom ball and top-spinners well." "Sehwag and Gambhir gave a good start in the YU55 asteroid "was no closer first innings and did the same in the second in- than 201,700 miles (324,600 kilonings. The middle order played well in the second meters), as measured from the center of Earth" -- roughly .85 innings and we won," he said. Asked specifically about Umesh Yadav, Dhoni times the distance of the Moon said, "He clocked above 135km per hour consis- to the Earth. The space rock drew closest tently and its good to have a bowler of that speed. He will learn more as he plays more international to earth at 3:28 pm (2328 GMT), when it soared by some 350 miles cricket." (560 km) southwest of Guatemala City, over the Pacific, said DC Agle, a spokesman at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The asteroid "is one of the potentially hazardous asteroids that make close approaches from time to time because their orbits

Dhoni not satisfied despite a comfy win New Delhi: It was not a perfect start to series despite a comprehensive victory in the first Test, according to Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who said the triumph could have been more satisfying had his batsmen shown more application in the first innings. Dhoni savoured the win but said had they batted well in the first innings, he would have said without any hestitation that it was a perfect start to the series against West Indies. All India could manage was just 209 in the first innings and consequently conceded a 95run lead but came from behind to win the match with almost one-and-a-half day to spare. "If we had the first innings lead it would have been a perfect start to the series. We did not do well in the first innings. If our batsmen see how they were out in the first innings they would think that they should not have been out and done much better. “Considering the difficult pitch, a bit of application from the batsmen should have helped," Dhoni said at the post-match press conference. Dhoni also insisted that the much-criticised Kotla pitch was not a bad one but a surface "difficult in its own way". "Venue-wise, historically Kotla has been a difficult track but I don't think it was a bad wicket. It's a typical Kotla track which favours spin more. It's slow and low and difficult to score. It's difficult in its own way. I hope Kolkata will be different,"

UN reports Iran work Modi pitches for 'specific' to nuke arms

China investments Beijing: On a goodwill visit to China, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today made a strong pitch for Chinese investments, asserting that his state, which is the "growth engine" of India with the best infrastructure, offers excellent returns for foreign investments. Modi, who is on his fourth visit here, struck an emotional chord while addressing a wellattended China-India business get-together, stating that he found "abundant love and affection" during his trips to China, whose people have a special place in his heart. "China and its people have a special place in my heart. I admire their hard working, disciplined and resilient nature and above all, their sense of history. Our cultural bonds are very strong and deep-rooted. Over the years, our relations have further strengthened. We are committed to making them still better, fruitful and productive," Modi said. "I have seen growing interest among Chinese companies to work in Gujarat. We wholeheartedly welcome them. My personal visit is to reinforce that process," he said.

I'm a real desi boy: Akshay He is a hardcore commercial actor and, as a producer too, he has produced potboilers, but Akshay Kumar says given a chance he would love to experiment. He also reveals that he will always be a 'desi' boy, be it preferring Hindi to English or eating paranthas at home. "I want to produce commercial films. But if I get a good script, I would love to make a National Award-winning movie," Akshay, 44, who has spent two decades in Bollywood, said. The actor is all set to put a lid on 2011 with "Desi Boyz". Releasing Nov 25, the film will see him teaming up with John Abraham as a co-star. Directed by


Rohit Dhawan, the son of director David Dhawan, "Desi Boyz" also has Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh in the female leads. Akshay, a Punjabi who has spent many years in Delhi, says he has always been a "desi" at heart and his recent decision of communicating in Hindi shouldn't be taken as a marketing gimmick. "I’ve always tried to speak in Hindi. It is because in real life I am a real 'desi' boy. All my life I have believed that the day should start with touching the feet of my parents, that home cooked food is always better than outside food. I have always preferred ghar ka parantha to anything from outside," he said.

Modi also announced plans to open a Mandarin school to promote learning of Chinese language in Gujarat. "To give a big boost to the economic interaction, we must emphasise on cultural exchange. I am keen to start a Mandarin language school. We also have a number of Buddhist places which can be the driver of cultural exchange. You may be happy to know that Gujarat has already emerged as a great tourist destination in the Asian region," he said. About 80 Chinese companies took part in the "Business and Investment Opportunities in State of Gujarat", jointly held by embassy of India here along with the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME). Coinciding with his visit, official figures released today said the Chinese investments abroad have gone up by USD 67.8 billion this year, registering a 21.7 per cent increase compared to 2009. More than $300 billion was invested abroad by 2010, making China the 5th-largest foreign investor in the world.

Large asteroid makes rare fly‑by of Earth

Vienna: The UN atomic agency said for the first time on Tuesday that Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose is the development of nuclear arms, an assessment that draws on 1,000 pages of intelligence and nearly a decade of research. The report by the International Atomic Energy Agency is its most unequivocal yet suggesting that Iran is using the cover of a peaceful nuclear program to produce atomic weaponry. Based on years of trying to probe Tehran's secretive activities, its release will stoke debate on whether it's time to jettison failed diplomatic efforts to end Iran's nuclear defiance and replace them with force. The 13-page annex to the IAEA's regularly scheduled report on Iran included evidence that suggests the Islamic republic is working on the clandestine procurement of equipment and designs to make nuclear arms. "While some of the activities identified in the annex have civilian as well as military applications, others are specific to nuclear weapons," the report said. Among these were indications that Iran has conducted high explosives testing and detonator development to set off a nuclear charge, as well as computer modeling of a core of a nuclear warhead. The report also cited preparatory work for a nuclear weapons test, and development of a nuclear payload for Iran's Shahab 3 intermediate range missile — a weapon that can reach Israel. In Washington, officials said the report confirms US suspicions about the military nature of Iran's program, and the Obama administration was readying a range of sanctions and other measures against Iran should the Islamic republic fail to answer questions raised about its ambitions. Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said there was a government directive not to comment until Israel has studied the findings in depth.

But before the report's release, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned of a possible Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear program. "We continue to recommend to our friends in the world and to ourselves, not to take any option off the table," he told Israel radio. That phrase is often used by Israeli politicians to mean a military assault. Israeli leaders have engaged in increased saber rattling recently, suggesting that an attack was likely a more effective way to stop Iran's nuclear program than continued diplomacy. Iran is under U.N. sanctions for refusing to stop uranium enrichment – which can produce both nuclear fuel and fissile warhead material – and other suspected activities that the international community fears could be used to make atomic arms. But Iran dismisses such allegations and says its activities are meant to be used only for energy or research. Iran's official IRNA news agency dismissed the U.N. findings, accusing IAEA chief Yukiya Amano of including "worthless comments and pictures provided by the intelligence services." In Vienna, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's chief IAEA delegate, called the report "unbalanced, unprofessional and prepared with political motivation and political pressure by the United States." In Moscow, Russia's Foreign Ministry said it would not comment until it had time to study the report carefully. Some of the information was new - including evidence of a large metal chamber at a military site for nuclear-related explosives testing. Iran contemptuously dismissed that, saying they were merely metal toilet stalls. The bulk of the information, however, was a compilation of alleged findings that have already been partially revealed by the agency. It was meant to connect the dots between procurement, draftboard planning and testing, all supervised by the military under the guise of civilian organizations.

either approach or intersect the orbit of the Earth," said Robert McMillan, an associate research scientist at the University of Arizona. McMillan discovered the asteroid in 2005 as part of the university's Spacewatch Project, a solar system-scanning group of scientists near Tucson, Arizona. However, astronomers knew from analyzing the trajectory of the asteroid that it would not hit Earth this time. The asteroid's next closest pass is set to take place in 2094, at a distance of 167,000 miles, according to forecasts. "The observations will give us a piece of the puzzle, one we don't get many chances to see," said Don Yeomans of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "At one time, we thought these were the asteroids that delivered carbon and other elements to the early Earth, so they are pretty important." NASA said the Arecibo Planetary Radar Facility in Puerto Rico tracked the asteroid as it closed in. Astronomers at the Clay Center Observatory in Brookline, Massachusetts also trained their 25inch (64-centimeter) telescope to track the asteroid and capture images of it. NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, California grabbed radar images of the asteroid looking like a large gray egg, which were posted on NASA's website late on Monday. While the charcoal-colored asteroid's visit saw eager scientists striving for a closer look, most people on Earth probably did not notice it. "The gravitational influence of the asteroid will have no detectable effect on Earth, including tides and tectonic plates," NASA said.

Nitish begins 'seva yatra' Patna: The season of yatras continues. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who had flagged off LK Advani's journey recently, has embarked on a yatra of his own. His is called the "seva yatra" and he is touring all the districts of his state, starting today. The yatra begins from West Champaran. The symbolism will be lost on none — it was here that Mahatma Gandhi launched the civil disobedience movement. The ambitious yatra will see Mr Kumar, viewed by many as a Prime Ministerial aspirant as early as in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, tour his state in phases. The chief minister has said that he will use the yatra, expected to last over 100 days, to review the state's development and inform people about the government's initiatives in tackling corruption. All preparations for the multi-phase yatra are in place. The chief minister, who met top district officials a few days ago, will spend three days in each of the state's 38 districts. His phased journey will end in March. Rural Bihar would have little

cause to complain, with roads which had fallen into neglect for many years have been repaired for the chief minister's journey. The district administrations have also begun a crackdown against criminals and are busy fine-tuning the welfare schemes that the chief minister is likely to review. The chief minister and other leaders of the JD (U)-BJP alliance say the yatra is meant to take stock of the success of Bihar's governance model. The NDA clearly believes in the power of the yatra as a political tool. BJP veteran L K Advani continues with his 'Jan Chetna Yatra' against corruption; he had kicked off his campaign from Chhapra in Bihar last month, with Kumar by his side. This will be Mr Kumar's sixth yatra in the last six years, and his fifth after taking over as Chief Minister. In January 2009, his "vikas yatra" or "march for development" saw him spending the night in different villages to collect feedback on public projects.

Ashwin savours dream debut ahead of wedding New Delhi: He could not have asked for a better debut as R Ashwin became only the third cricketer ever to get a Man of the Match in his first Test itself and as he prepares to get married in a few days, the off-spinner wondered if the nine-wicket haul against the West Indies is a wedding gift. Ashwin scalped nine wickets, including six in the second innings, in the opening Test, which India won by five wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Set to enter wedlock on November 13, Ashwin said he did not expect a debut so good. "It's a pleasing effort. I expected to get a few wickets but not so many. I don't know if it's gift for me and my wife before the marriage but it is a very happy feeling to go into my wedding with such a performance," Ashwin said at the post-match presentation ceremony. The Chennai bowler said pressure

maintained by his fellow spinner Pragyan Ojha from the other end helped him take wickets. "It helped that Ojha was bowling so many maidens from the other end. The batsmen did not have the fear of being caught at bat-pad, which is not the best thing for spinners. "The only thing was the variation in bounce, if you were slower through the air, you would be slower off the pitch. So I bowled a bit quicker in the second innings," he said. India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the wicket was tough to negotiate especially when India trailed by 95 runs in the first innings and lauded each and every player for contributing in the come-from-behind victory. "That was a big lead, We all felt we did not bat the way we should in the first innings but it was not like panic. We said we will have to make it up. Ojha bowled well in

the first innings, Ashwin has got a few variations and he was supported by the other bowlers. "We got a good start in both innings, and the middle order did well in the second. It was not an easy wicket to score, you had to be aware of the ball that kept low," Dhoni said. West Indies skipper Darren Sammy drew some positives from the defeat and believed that they can win matches in the remainder of the series. "When you play against a top team, you want to create the opportunity to win, we did that in the first innings but did not bat well in the second and that cost us. The pitch played much better on the third and fourth days. "We want improvement, we have to look to create opportunities and hopefully cash in. We believe we can win matches here," Sammy said. The next match begins in Kolkata from November 14.

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