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BSY ʻfansʼ cancel massive rally in city Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Former chief minister B S Yeddyuyrappa’s followers, including ministers and MLAs, had cancelled their decision to hold a massive public rally in the city . The supporters, who had grouped under the Yeddyurappa Abh i m a n ig a l a Sangha (Fans’ Association), wanted to hold a massive public rally at the National College Grounds at Basavanagudi on November 20 to felicitate B S Yeddyurappa Yeddyurappa in honour of his walking out of jail on Monday. But housing minister V Somanna and other ministers convinced them to call it off. Yeddyurappa had been at the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail for 24 days for his alleged involvement in illegal land denotification cases. Even on the day of his release, massive celebrations had broken out outside the jail. Yesterday too, Yeddyurappa had gone in a massive motorcade to meet Siddaganga Math seer Shivakumara Swamy in Tumkur.

Rehman: Kasab is a terrorist hang him Islamabad: AAddu, Maldives: Pakistan Interior M i n i s t e r Rehman Malik, on Thursday, said that Ajmal Amir Kasab, who has been sentenced to death for the 2008 Mumbai attack, should be hanged. Speaking to Indian journalists on the sidelines of the SAARC summit here, Malik said, “Kasab is a terAjmal Kasab rorist. He is a non-state actor. He should go to gallows.” Importantly, immediately after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Malik had denied that Kasab even existed only to later, in January 2009, he acknowledged that he is a Pakistani but with a rider that he was a ‘non-state’ actor. With regards to how Pakistan intends to move forward on ensuring that Kasab pays for his crime, Malik said that Islamabad was awaiting a visit of the Judicial Commission to India to get some evidence. “Once that Commission will go to India, its findings are important for the judicial process in Pakistan. When the findings are there, they will be covering all the legal sides. Then there will be some judicially-satisfactory statement,” he pointed out. Asked about Pakistan removing Jamat-udDawa from the terror list, Malik said, "Information is not evidence and there is need for concrete legal evidence for keeping them in the terror list". On the release of JuD founder Hafiz Saeed, he said, "He was bailed out by the highest court of Pakistan and the government can't do anything about it". He reiterated Pakistan's stand that it was not aware of Osama bin Laden's presence in the country. He said bin Laden was trained by intelligence agencies like CIA and ISI and he knew how to hide.

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Ramulu to begin campaign for by‑poll today Bangalore Beat Bureau

elected representatives from Bellary: Former minister B Sriramulu, the region who has decided to contest the Bellary Ru- would support ral by-poll as an independent, today met Sriramulu. “He his close associates to chalk out a plan for decided to quit ent. the BJP as he BJP sources told Bangalore Beat that Yed- the poll campaigning. He has decided to start canvassing for was hurt by the dyurappa has taken it upon himself to campaign for the election at the Sriramulu the November 30 by-poll from today itself. attitude of BJP stronghold. The election is now being seen He would go to individual houses in the leaders. When as the contest between Sriramulu and the saf- constituency and request for votes, his he was going through tough fron party, while the former minister himself aides said. At the same time, a large number of times, BJP leadhas said his enemy No. 1 would be the ConB Sriramulu people continued to visit Sriramulu after ers did not show gress candidate. Yeddyurappa, who is known for his pow- he took a politically significant decision any concern towards him. That has hurt ers to pull crowds and to win elections, would of veering away from the BJP yesterday. him a lot.” The contest will be most watched as the “He was worked ground up in this conhope to change the equations and to retain BJP now has to take on its former leader stituency and we are sure of his victory. the seat for the BJP. Ashok Kumar confirmed that he got a and a known strongman in the region. It is known that he has risen from poverphone call from the party leaders to file the Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa ty and has done a lot of work for the connomination papers. “We both have worked has taken it upon himself to head cam- stituency,” she said. Shanta said it is left to the BJP to take hard for the welfare of the party across the paigning in the region. Even in the Koppal by-election about a decision on expelling her from the parstate. We are sure to gain mileage out of our a month-and-a-half ago, Yeddyurappa ty for working in favour of Sriramulu. “We nation papers for the election, scheduled to experience,” he added. for November 30. The BJP is also in a piquant situation as it had worked hard for the victory of Kara- will wait and watch what their next move Eshwarappa, Kattar and another minister does not have an office in Bellary now. Sri- di Sanganna. He had then to prove his will be.” Balachandra Jarkiholi continued consulta- ramulu yesterday completely took over the prowess as he had stepped down as chief Asked whether Sriramulu would contions at the party office in Malleswaram, office from where the party was functioning. minister. sider returning to the BJP fold after the Bellary BJP MP J Shanta said most of the election, she said, “It is too early.” while the remaining leaders sat for another Party said the building belonged to Sriramulu round of meeting at Krishna. and former minister and mining baron Gali The election would be an acid test for the Janardhana Reddy, who has been lodged at BJP, which had tried hard to convince former Chanchalaguda Central Jail in Hyderabad for minister and mining baron Sriramulu to ei- his alleged involvement in illegal mining. ther contest himself or to nominate someone The by-election here was necessitated else. But he threw a surprise yesterday by an- after Sriramulu resigned from the MLA’s post nouncing the candidature as an independ- last month.

Choice between Ashok, Nagendra as official candidate Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The BJP has asked two of its leaders to file nomination papers for the Bellary Rural by-election, which is generating a lot of heat with the local strongman B Sriramulu deciding to contest as an independent. BJP state president K S Eshwarappa today asked BJP ST Morcha state president Ashok Kumar and Morcha national general secretary Nagendra as discussions were still going on to whom to choose between the two. The two leaders were scheduled to file the papers by evening today. The last date for filing nomination papers for the by-election is tomorrow. The decision was taken after a high-level meeting at chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda’s official residence Krishna this morning. The meeting was attended by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, rural development and panchayat raj minister Jagadish Shettar, Eshwarappa, ministers Umesh Katti and Basavaraj Bommai and area MLA Anand Singh. The meeting, though seemed inconclusive, Eshwarappa sent oral confirmation to the two leaders to file their nominations. Once the party decides to give B form, which will indicate one of them as the official party candidate, the other will withdraw the nomi-

Organic farming fair opens

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Reddy gets spl JD(S) will cell, television

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Chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda inaugurates a stall at the Bio Fach Fair, an organic farming initiative, at the Bangalore Palace Grounds this morning. The fair will be on till Saturday.

Hyderabad: Former minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy last night got the status of an A1 inmate at the Chanchalaguda Central Jail, where he has been lodged under judicial custody for his alleged involvement in illegal mining. With this, Reddy has got a separate cell Bangalore Beat Bureau with an attached bathroom. He has also been provided with a television and Bangalore: The JD(S) has decided not to field any newspapers. candidate for the Bellary Rural by-election. It is learnt that he watched the develThe party today announced that it has considered opments in Karnataka politics from his the by-election irrelevant and cell. Yesterday was a big day for his facunnecessary and thought it tion as his friend and long-time business not fit to contest from there, associate B Sriramulu decide to contest said JD(S) state president H D the Bellary Rural by-election as an indeKumaraswamy heret today. pendent, instead of going back to the BJP. But political observers said With the A1 status, Reddy can also get the decision was in fact an exfood from home and can get himself tension of support to former checked for health at any time he desires. BJP leader B Sriramulu, who He has also been provided with a cot has decided to contest as an and a comfortable bed. independent. The political The Central Bureau of Investigation grapevine has been abuzz special court yesterday accepted Reddy’s for the past couple of months that Sriramulu would join Kumaraswamy the JD(S). JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda had earlier said that the by-election is being forced on the people.

Always believed Gilani is man of peace, says PM after meet Addu (Maldives): After a meeting that lasted nearly an hour in the Maldives, the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan said that dialogue between their countries is progressing smoothly. "We have wasted a lot of time in acrimonious debate, we will write a new chapter," said Dr Manmohan Singh. Dr Singh and his counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani are attending the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit. They met in a beach cottage at the Shangrila resort - their second meeting this year since Dr Singh invited Mr Gilani to India to watch the World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan. "We had a very good meeting.

We are moving in a positive direction ahead," said Gilani. He was complimented generously by Dr Singh, who said he has always believed Mr Gilani is "a man of peace...and that belief has been strengthened in the last three years." He said he hopes that as dialogue continues, he hopes that all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan will be "discussed with sincerity." It was at another SAARC session in 2010 that the two leaders resolved that it was time to resume the dialogue that had ended after Pakistani terrorists assaulted Mumbai with an unprecedented attack, killing 166 people. Mr Singh and Mr Gilani shared a much-headlined walk

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together in Bhutan – "the Thimpu Thaw" has been followed up with talks between the foreign ministers of both countries. Members of the Indian and Pakistani delegations have been mingling socially with each other in the Maldives, sharing breakfast tables, and engaging in easy talks — a sign of the new cordial atmosphere. Singh has stressed in today's meeting that it is imperative that Pakistan take action against those who helped plan and execute 26/11. Seven of them, including Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, who is a senior leader of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, are in jail. India has expressed its frustration in the past with the slow trial.

The meeting came days after "positive indicators" from Pakistan like releasing an Indian military helicopter which had strayed into its airspace and grant of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India - a move that will boost trade across the border. "We want tomorrow to lead today rather than yesterday to define today and tomorrow," Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar had said on Wednesday, setting the tone for the meeting. India's foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai said the two Prime Ministers want the liberalised visa regime which is being negotiated by the two neighbouring countries to be introduced soon.

Gali Janardhana Reddy plea and granted him the special status. The CBI arrested Reddy from his residence in Bellary on September and the CBI court has repeatedly denied him bail. The Andhra Pradesh government had handed over the illegal mining case to the CBI in 2009 when K Rosaiah was the chief minister.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bhavan to celebrate anniversary from Nov 12 Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The Bharatiyva Vidya Bhavan is celebrating its 43 anniversary from Saturday till November 27. The celebrations will be in memory of former Bhavan president Mattur Krishnamurthy, who passed away recently. On the occasion, the 22 edition of Mahtma Gandhi’s works – Gandh Kriti Sanchaya – is being released. It was dream of Mattur Krishnamurthy to bring out 100 volumes of Gandhi’s works. The edition will be released by Mahatma’s granddaughter Sumitra Gandhi Kulkarni. The celebrations will be inaugurated by Kannada and culture department commissioner Manu Baligar. After the inauguration, 10 translators will be honoured on the occasion, said Bhavan director H N Suresh said. Governor H R Bhardwaj will release English and Kannada CDs of Gandhi’s preachings.

Ayurveda camp Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The Krishnarajendra Wadiyar Ayurveda Hospital will provide free consultation for back pain and other ailments from today till November 15. The camp will be held from 9 am till 1 pm. Contact: Indian Institute of Ayurveda, Medicine and Research, Jayamahal Road, J C Nagar. Phone: 23530013.

Major inter‑school soccer competition to kick off Bangalore: An inter-school under-16 football competition, Parikrma Champions League, is kicking off in the city on Tuesday. The five-day tournament brings together the city’s top 14 teams and two out station teams in a U-16 boys’ tournament on astro-turf. Parikrma Champions League, presented by Menzies Aviation in association with the Karnataka State Football Association, will see the best players fight it out for the Equality Cup. The Equality Cup was unveiled by former Indian Olympian Ashwini Nachappa, Parikrma Humanity Foundation founder-CEO Shukla Bose and Karnataka State Football Association president A R Khaleel. Nachappa said, “This is an excellent opportunity for young talent to emerge and a great opportunity for schools to recognise talent and encourage the sport. Schools have shown great interest in being part of the tournament. We need to get children from the schools to come and watch the matches.” Parikrma, a non-profit organisation, provides English language education for underserved children. Parikrma manages four centres for learning and a junior college for 1,300 children from the slums of the city. Bose said, “We have spent the past two years planning for the Parikrma Champions League. It’s a tournament like no other

and I am sure it will set the benchmark for future school tournaments. Our aim is to give children from the poorest background an opportunity to showcase their talent, be noticed and stand shoulder to shoulder with the best.” The Parikrma® Champions League will be a full-ranking tournament. After the group matches between four groups of four teams each, the top eight teams will battle it out for the Equality Cup, while the bottom eight will play for the plate section. Outstanding performances will be rewarded with exciting individual prizes. The ‘most involved school’ will win prize for the team that plays in the true spirit of the game and brings most supporters. The school will win a five-day all-expense paid trip for three to Seattle and VIP passes to watch a Seattle Sounders FC game. There will be competitions for spectators where one could win merchandise from various teams in the English Premier League. Craig Smyth, president and managing director of Menzies Aviation Plc., said, “Ten of our leaders will accompany me in Bangalore for 10 days to help Parikrma run the tournament.” The tournament will be inaugurated by Governor H R Bhardwaj. The final will be played on November 19. Indian football star Baichung Bhutia will give away prizes to the winners.

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Movie Listings KANNADA

MADHUVE MANE (U) Ganesh, Avinash, Shraddha Arya Adarsha (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Balaji (Tavarekere) (10 am, 1, 5, 8 pm) Eshwari (11.15 am, 2.30, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Cinepolis (3.55 pm, 5.40, 7.20, 9.20 pm) Fame (Lido) (10.25 am, 3.35 pm) Fame (Whitefield) (3.45 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (12 pm, 7.15 pm) Gopalan (Mysore Road) (10.15 am, 1.15, 3.50 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (1 pm, 3.45 pm) Goverdhan (11.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9 pm) HMT Cinemas (10.30 am, 1.30 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (7.10 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (1.30 pm, 4 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (12.50 pm, 6.20 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.45 am, 7, 9.35 pm) Kapali (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Maruthi (11 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Navrang (10.15 am, 1.15, 4.15, 7.15 pm) Prasanna (10.15 am)

BODYGUARD (U) Daisy Shah, Jaggesh, Spoorthi Cinepolis (1.10 pm, 6.35 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar)

(12.15 pm, 7 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (1.15 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10.10 am, 6.45 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.10 am, 3.45, 6.25 pm) Nandini (11 am, 2, 5, 8 pm) PVR Cinemas (10 am, 2.40, 7.20 pm) Rajarajeshwari (Mallathahalli) (1.30 pm, 4.30, 7.15, 9.30 pm) Srinivasa (Gowdanapalya) (11 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Siddheshwara (11.00 am,2.30 pm) Triveni (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Veeresh (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Venkateshwara (Avalahalli) (11.15 am, 2.30, 6, 9 pm)

KAANCHAANA (U) Ragini Dwivedi, Diganth Anupama (10.30, 1.30, 4.30, 7.10 pm) Siddhalingeshwara (11, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Vinayaka (Mysore Road) (10.30 am,1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm)

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)

Former Indian OlympianAshwini Nachappa unveils the Equality Cup, which will be lifted by the winners of the inter-school under-16 football competition, Parikrma Champions League.

10‑day Vayu Sainik camp ends in city


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

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

THE RUM DIARY (U/A) Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart Inox (Magrath Road) (10.15 am, 1.30, 4.45, 8 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10 am, 9.45 pm)

DOLPHIN TALE (U) Cinemax (10 am, 8 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.20 am, 2.55, 7.25 pm)

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

Kannada Vatal Paksha president Vatal Nagaraj offers floral tributes to Mysore Tiger Tipu Sultan in Bangalore today. He urged the state and central governments to declare November 10 as a public holiday to pay respecs to the king who was the first to fight British.

BEd exam postponed Bangalore: The Karnataka State Open University Bangalore centre has postponed the 2011-12 BEd exams to Nov 27. The exam will take place at centres already notified. Contact: The Karnataka State Open University, Bangalore regional centre, No. 61, 5 main road, 5 cross, Chamrajpet. Phone: 26603664.

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Air Commodore S S Deshpande, deputy director general of NCC, shows aircraft models to governor H R Bhardwaj at the concluding ceremony of Vayu Sainik camp. Bangalore: A 10-day all-India Vayu Sainik Camp, organised by the NCC Directorate of Karnataka and Goa, concluded here yesterday. Over 600 NCC cadets, both boys and girls from all over the country, participated in a series of professional competitions held at the camp, which started from October 31 at the Jakkur Air Field. Governor H R Bhardwaj was the chief guest. In his address, the governor said the armed forces are the backbone of our country. He asked the cadets to join the defence services and civil aviation industry. He felt that the Indian Air Force and

before Saturday. They Bangalore: The Canara Bank should have Rural Women Self-Employment passed at Training Centre has organised a least seventh free, month-long training prostandard. gramme in sewing and preparing They should readymade clothes. also appear The training programme will for direct interview on Saturday. begin on November 15 and free Contact: director, Canara Bank accommodation will be provided Rural Women Self-Employment to participants, said a press re- Training Centre, Harohalli, Bangalore: The Kanyakumari lease from the centre. Those in Kanakapura taluk, Bangalore Vidya Samsthe has organised a the age group of 18-35 can apply Rural district, or call: 27562260. training programme for those who are appearing for the preliminary exams of Karnataka Administrative Services. Several experts will train students. Backward classes and rural candiTrain No. Train Name Station Arrival B’lore Departure B’lore dates will be given free training on a priority basis. A talk from 638 ERS SBC SPL Ernakulam Jn 0430 000 experts has been organised for 637 SBC ERS SPL Bangalore City 000 1715 the candidates on Saturday. In6228 BANGALORE EXP Shimoga Town 0430 000 terested can call 9880214083. 6227 SHIMOGA EXP Bangalore City 000 2330

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the Indian aviation industry have a great role to play in our national development and the air wing of the NCC will be a significant contributor. The governor said he too was an NCC cadet. The air wing cadets were exposed to making static and flying aircraft models, both control line and remote-controlled ones. They were trained in para-sailing, gliding and flying the microlite aircraft, and were given training in skeet shooting as well. The cadets from different states competed for the 'best cadet' in different disciplines. During the camp, the cadets also got experience sorties on an Indian Air

Force aircraft. The cadets visited HAL, and other important institutes of the IAF. Air Vice Marshal GP Singh, additional director-general, NCC, Air Commodore S S Deshpande, deputy director general, NCC Directorate of Karnataka and Goa, Col Aloke Guha, NCC group commander, and other senior NCC Officers present. Bhardwaj also gave away the medals to the winners in various competitions held during the camp. Maharashtra NCC directorate won the overall championship trophy and Karnataka and Goa NCC directorate won the second place.


Free training programme Bangalore: The Dr Reddy’s Foundation is offering a three-day free training programme to disabled, unemployed boys and girls. Training will be for BPO, ATIS (typing course) and basic computer. Contact: Mewa Degree College, No. 128, 38 cross, East End main road, 9th block, Jayanagar. Call: 8095658333.

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(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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Thursday, November 10, 2011

3 specialitst docs give new lease of life to 83‑year‑old



Eating out

Bengaluru Habba: Mela in the Mall, Mantri Square, 1 pm

Lebanese Food Festival at Mynt: Mynt, at The Taj West End, presents the flavours of Lebanon, courtesy of visiting chef Simon Chakour. On offer are dishes typical of the region.

Cultural Indiranagar Welfare Association: Musical concert by Shanti Rao, Krishnamurthy Achar, C Anand, Parimala Sabhangana, Raghavendra Temple, Indira Nagar, 5.30 pm. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan: Folk songs by Ravi Garwale, Indian Institute of World Culture, BP Wadia Road, Basavanagudi, 6 pm.

Religious Gita Gnana Yagna: Bhagvad Gita – 18th chapter, Sree Kanyakaparmeshwari temple, Ravishankar Hall, 8th cross, Malleswaram, 6.45 pm. Vishwa Jagriti Mission Trust: Amrit Gyan Varsha, Acharya Sadguru Sudhanshuji Maharaj to participate, Mud Ground, Near Hockey Stadium, Shanti Nagar, 5.30 pm.

The Grand Indian Lunch Buffet : Turquoise, experience the Grand Indian Lunch buffet consisting of over 35 dishes every weekday with around 5 starters, 4 vegetarian gravies, 2 non vegetarian gravies , 7 desserts and lots more. Lunch Buffet: Applewood, a Global and Indian lunch buf-

fet, which includes soups, starters, main course and desserts, priced at Rs. 299 plus taxes per head. ... Rajasthani Food Festival: Umerkot presents a Rajasthani Food Festival. The special menu, designed by chef Sanjay Tyagi, showcases dishes that trace their roots back to the Vaishnav, Jain, Rajput, Marwari communities, and some have Mughal influence as well.

Bangalore: Fortis Hospitals Bangalore performed a unique combined surgery on an 83-year-old man who was suffering from severe heart disease for the past four years and was diagnosed of bladder cancer recently. S R Subhramaniam, ex-president and managing director of Larsen & Tourbo, had a history of severe aortic stenosis problem. He was advised to undergo a surgery, but was avoiding it for four years. Recently, Subhramaniam had difficulty in urnitating and passed blood when he put pressure to pass urine. “The day I had this complication, I was rushed to the hospital and was prescribed to undergo cystoscopy test. This test allows the doctors to check inside the bladder. The result showed that I was suffering from bladder cancer. The specialists immediately asked me to undergo a bladder resection (removal of my bladder) surgery followed by creation of new bladder using a part of my small intestine, a process called Neobladder,” he said. “Though we advised Subhramaniam for an immediate bladder reconstructive surgery, another major issue we faced was his heart condition which itself required a surgery. On one hand, operating on the bladder cancer alone may have put the patient at the risk of heart failure due to the narrowed aortic valve, while on the other, operating on aortic valve would have postponed the cancer surgery on the bladder which could result in him bleeding from the urinary bladder in addition to spreading of cancer cells. Solving the two problems separately would not have been safe,” said Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy, consultant urologist & transplant surgeon, Fortis Hospitals. The doctors decided to operate upon Subhramaniam in a combined specialty approach to treat both the heart and bladder cancer at the same time. The team of Dr. Rehan Syed, consultant cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr Keshavamurthy, consultant urologist and transplant surgeon, Dr Aashish Shah, consultant GI surgeon, and Dr Murali Chakravarthy, consultant anaesthesiologist prepared a set of strategies. The

Twin surgeries

• An 83-year-old man with a histroy of cardiac problem passes blood in urine • After check, it was diagnosed that the patient was suffering from bladder cancer • A combined team approach was planned to treat bladder cancer by creating a new bladder using patients’ own intestine and also treating the complex heart disease at the same time • The team performed the complicated surgery for six hours. The patient has recovered and resumed his normal lifestyle

Patient S R Subhramaniam poses with Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy, consultant urologist and transplant surgeon, Fortis Hospitals, and Dr Rehan Syed, consultant cardio-thoracic surgeon, who conducted twin complicated surgeries on him at a press conference.

external collection device for urine. This would be in the form of a special plastic pouch fixed to the lower abdomen by a sticker. This would require specialists then moved ahead with the surgeries are done in a single sitting.” the tubes that connect the kidneys and changing every few days or weeks when combined surgery starting with the carExplaining the surgical procedure, the bladder, and the urethra. The kid- loose. Besides, bathing or any waterdiac procedure in the first half and the Dr Keshavmurthy said, “The human neys drain into the neobladder and based activities would be impossible bladder reconstructive surgery later. bladder has two basic functions: a reser- urine drains from the neobladder out to prevent the sticker from falling off. After six hours of operation, an aortic voir to store urine, and secondly, squeez- of the body through the urethra.” Women would sometimes feel socially valve replacement surgery with radical ing automatically to empty the urine. Neobladder is actually a bag-like uncomfortable with this external apbladder resection and reconstruction Since Subhramaniam had cancer of structure constructed using the patient’s pliance. On the other hand, a person with ileal neobladder was performed the bladder, we had to remove his blad- own intestine, and functions like a uri- with a neobladder would look and funcand the patient was cured of both the der and create a new bladder in a nary reservoir. However, it lacks con- tion completely normally. Besides, the ailments. process called ileal neobladder. We tracting ability, and therefore the patient savings on the cost of buying these exDr Rehan Syed said, “It was fairly first removed the cancerous bladder has to tighten his tummy muscles to pensive imported pouches is enormous. challenging as he needed a minimal- (cystectomy) and then constructed a squeeze and empty the neobladder. Dr. Keshavmurthy says that with age access valve replacement procedure new bladder from a section of the pa- Some patients would be given a thin comes the risk of bladder cancer, so and usually the first few hours are tient's small intestine. The neobladder lubricated tube to empty the reservoir one has to be careful and early detection critical and the bladder cancer was re- is positioned in roughly the same loca- via the urinary passage. makes the treatment more beneficial. sected during that time. This to my tion as the original bladder. The Traditionally, after removal of the The risk of bladder cancer striking men knowledge a first time that such major neobladder is attached to the ureters, bladder, patients would be given an and women is 1:1.

Organic farming policy soon Series of chain to give boost to sector: CM snatchings back to haunt city

Bangalore Beat Bureau

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The Grand Trunk Road: Lido (In Ista Hotel), a trip down the Grand Trunk Road, through its kitchens. The chefs rustle up specialities from Kabul to Kolkata. Loy Krathong: Rim Naam (In The Oberoi), on the occasion the Loy Krathong, the Thai festival of lights, Rim Naam serves delicacies such as white fungus with shrimps and steamed fish on banana leaf. Loi Krathong: Zen (in The Leela Palace Kempinski), a special buffet to celebrate Loi Krathong, the Thai festival of lights, priced at Rs 2150.

Bangalore: “The organic farming related trade fair, Bio Fach India, would be the right step towards popularising organic farming,” said chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda while inaugurating the three-day fair at Bangalore Palace Grounds today. The fair is aimed at “agriculture self-sufficiency attained by using agro-chemical fertilisers has caused a lot of damage to the ecological system and water, and led to soil erosion and loss of fertility, he said. The fair has jointly been organised by the Nurnberg Messe in cooperation with the state department of agriculture and the International Competence Centre for Organic Farming (ICCOA). The chief minister said that the use of chemical fertilisers also increased the financial burden on farmers which can be avoided by switching to organic farming. “The organic farming movement in the state has shown that sustainable agriculture can be had through organic farming,” he added. “The area under organic farming in the state is 70,000 hectares and lakhs of farmers have benefited from this agriculture policy,” he said. The previous B S Yeddyurappa government had allocated Rs 2 crore for organic farming. But next year it would be increased to Rs 200 crore, he said. “An organic farming policy would be

Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Three cases of chai snatching have been reported in the city since last night. In the first case, a woman had stepped out to visit a shop was robbed of her chain at JP Nagar third stage last night. Sujata was returning home from a shop around 8.15 pm when two persons on a motorbike came from behind and snatched her 30 gm gold chain attached worth over Rs 75,000. Two persons who approached a woman on the pretext of asking for address snatched a woman’s chain at Cole’s Park in Frazer Town last night. The two thieves, riding a moped, approached Devi Lakshman and took away her 20 gm gold chain worth over Rs 50,000. Chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda and his wife Daty inaugurate the Karnataka Planters’ Association meet in Bangalore today formulated so that latest technologies and resources would be made available to farmers. This will in turn help more farmers to take up organic farming,” he added. He said the state government will hold the Global Agricultural Investors’ Meet on December 1 and 2. He invited the delegates at the Bio Fach Fair to take part in the meet. Ecobuddy Exports India, Geo Fresh Organics, Spices Board of

India, Morakka Organic, Biocart India Pvt Ltd, and from Germany leaders in organic industry like Schnitzer, Barnhouse Naturprodukt, Rapunzel Naturukost, , Westform, Beutsaftkeller, Azafron Innovacion and others have put up stalls at the fair. Agriculture minister Umesh Katti, horticulture minister M Ravindranath, BJP MP D B Chandre Gowda, agriculture department principal secretary Vandita Sharma, department director

Sarvesh and others took part in the inaugural function. Bio Fach is an international trade fair, organised by the German commerce ministry, every year. It has been organised in Japan, the US, China and now India. Bio Fach has been organising such fairs in Mumbai and Bangalore. The last time Bio Fach organised the trade fair in the city was in 2005. Last time, it went by the name “India Organic Trade Fair”.

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Bangalore: Two persons who were defaming and spreading canards over the internet against a witness in a court case have been arrested by the city police. Of the two arrested K N Jagadish, a resident of Kodigehalli, Sahakara Nagar, is the accused in the accused. The other accused is his brother Madhukumar. The police have recovered a laptop, pendrives and hard disc, used in the crime, from them. The BBMP had filed a complaint with the Kodigehalli police against Jagadish that he obstructed the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike workers and had abused officials. The police had filed a chargesheet before the court and the trial was going

blog and email to defame the corporator and arrested them under IT Act. The cybercrime police, who investigated the case, found out that Jagadish had taken the broadband connection in his brother’s name. Madhukumar was arrested for allowing Jagadish to use the connection to spread defamatory messages. The two were produced before the magistrate on Tuesday. The police said there have been 13 cases against Jagadish since 2002 at Yelahanka, Vidyaranyapura, Hebbal, Sanjayanagar, Kodigehalli and Navi Mumbai Narola police stations. Some of these cases are before on. case witness and area corporator courts. But the two accused had made Ashwath Narayana. The police The police have also prepared baseless allegations against the said that they had used their a rowdy-sheet against him.

A woman, who was riding her moped, was accosted by a criminal and robbed of her gold chain at HRBR Layout last night. Husna and her sister in law were riding the moped when they were stopped by the criminal in front of JSS School. He threatened them with a knife and took away 30 gm gold chain worth over Rs 75,000.

Kuvempu Utsava in Jan Bangalore: Abu Dhabi Kannada Sangha and Kuvempu Kalaniketana Sangha have organised Kuvempu Kala Utsava and second Vishwa Kannada Sammelana on January 27 of next year. Chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda, Union corporate affairs minister Veerappa Moily, ministers R Ashok, Shobha Karandlaje, V Somanna, Murugesh Nirani, M P Renukacharya and Ramadass are taking part, said

Kannada Sangha chairman D Prakash in a press statement. Kuvempu Vishwa Manava International Award and Kuvempu Vishwa Kannada International award will be presented. Interested should send in their entries to D Prakash, No. 24, Kuvempu Mane, 9th Main Road, Shivanagar, Rajajinagar, Bangalore – 10, by November 30. For more information contact: 9880988298 or 9448025130.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fighting polls won't end graft: Anna to Chavan

Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra): If the Congress guns are out in full force, 74-year-old Anna Hazare is not backing off either. In a direct message to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who suggested that the Gandhian contest elections, Anna has countered, "You have contested elections, how much have you done to stop corruption?" And then, in a wider message for Mr Chavan's party, the Congress, the Gandhian activist smirked, "We talk of ending corruption...In 64 years not a single law against corruption has been passed." Anna's remarks seemed to be a veiled response to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's speech that was read out at a rally in Uttarakhand on Wednesday. Gandhi's speech made heavy references to corruption and took on Anna Hazare directly when she said, "There is a lot of talk about corruption these days. No doubt corruption is prevalent in society in some form of the other. An atmosphere needs to be created against it. Corruption will not go by merely making speeches, by pointing a finger at others. Everyone needs to look within...You cannot eradicate corruption like this, that one thinks corruption by us is a holy affair while that by others amounts to corruption. This is what is happening these days." She also wondered why all

the hue and cry over the Lokpal Bill. Underscoring that the historic Right to Information Act which has helped unearth numerous cases of graft, was championed by her, she said, "All know that the Prime Minister and our party has said again and again that we are in favour of an effective and strong Lokpal Bill. The bill will be presented in Parliament and we will implement it." Yesterday too, Chavan had suggested Hazare contest elections, something Congress leaders have said before and Anna Hazare has soundly rejected. Anna said in response, "The CM has said that Anna should take part in elections. So that means whoever fights corruption should take part in elections...So that means the entire population of 120 crore should take part in elections. What kind of democracy is this? In a democracy everybody has the right to speak. It's a constitutional right. You have fought elections, have you out the breaks on corruption?" Anna and his team have warned that they will campaign in states like Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, which are headed for elections, if a stringent Lokpal Bill is not passed in the Winter Session of Parliament. The Bill provides for an ombudsman agency which will be empowered to tackle cases of graft among government servants.

Kiran Bedi asks Sonia for strong Lokpal New Delhi: Team Anna member Kiran Bedi reacted to UPA Chief Sonia Gandhi's comments on corruption and exhorted Gandhi to bring about a strong Lokpal Bill in the Winter Session. Gandhi's speech was read out to at public at a rally in Chamoli after she cancelled her public appearance. In the speech she said corruption cannot be fought by speeches alone. Bedi reacted to the comment and tweeted, "Mrs Gandhi is RT. Only speeches and assurances will not reduce corruption. She can thru winter session. She is Leader of Ruling Party!"

Gandhi also said in t h e speech that the PM and the government w e r e committed to bringing the Lokpal Bill and she couldn't understand why Team Anna was making all the noise. Gandhi also mentioned that it was the Congress that actually empowered citizens with the RTI Law.

Missing midwife: CBI questions former minister Jaipur: Former Rajasthan Minister Mahipal Maderna is being questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation over his alleged involvement in the sensational Bhanwari Devi case. The ex-minister is a key accused in the case, which has come as a huge embarrassment for chief minister Ashok Gehlot. He is being questioned at the Circuit House in Jodhpur, where the CBI team investigating the case is camping. With his government under fire for the disappearance of Bhanwari Devi, a midwife and nurse, Mr Gehlot had sacked Mr Maderna from his cabinet on October 16. Maderna, the water resources minister, has been accused of kidnapping and murdering Bhanwari Devi. The 36-year-old auxiliary nurse midwife went missing

near Jodhpur on September 1. Her husband, Amarchand Nat had alleged that she was abducted at the behest of Mr Maderna and his associates. The minister allegedly had an affair with Bhanwari Devi, proof of which was contained in a CD that showed him caught in a compromising position with her. Maderna had refuted all the charges levelled against him. But with the Rajasthan High Court making some sharp observations over the shoddy probe into the case and political pressure mounting, the Chief Minister was finally forced to sack Mr Maderna. Three persons who had allegedly lured the nurse out of the house have been arrested. They have told the CBI that they handed Bhanwari Devi over to another gang, police said.

Obama to meet PM in Bali on Nov 18

Washington: President Barack Obama will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Bali on November 18 on the sidelines of the East Asia summit, a top White House presidential aide said today. The two leaders who are meeting for the first time in about a year, are expected to review the progress of the bilateral ties since Obama’s visit to India last November; besides discussing a wide range of issues including Afghanistan, economic ties and security relationship, the official said. “India, of course, as a rapidly growing economy, as a strong democracy and as an important security partner and counter-terrorism partner in South Asia, is a very important relationship to the United States,” Ben Rhodes, the Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, told reporters during an off camera briefing at the White House. “He (Obama) and Prime Minister Singh have not had the chance to meet

in some time. “They’ll have the ability to discuss regional developments, to discuss Afghanistan, to discuss our deepening economic and commercial ties with India, as well as to discuss the East Asia Summit,” Rhodes said. Observing that the Obama Administration values its relationship with India, the White House official said the country plays an important role in the Asia Pacific region. Rhodes said the US “has been an anchor of security in Asia-Pacific since World War II, essentially.” The Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications said the “core of that is our alliances with Australia, Korea, Japan and several other countries,” but “from the beginning of this administration (it has) engaged the emerging powers in Asia-Pacific, China and India, Indonesia and others, as well as engaged regional institutions like APEC and the East Asia Summit that the president will be participating

in”. Briefing reporters on Obama’s longtrip to the region that would take him to Australia and Indonesia, Rhodes said India would also figure when the US President addresses the Australian Parliament. “This will really be the anchor speech by the President in his first term on how the US sees the Asia-Pacific, the efforts that we’ve taken, again, within the region over the course of the last three years to strengthen our core alliances, to engage emerging powers like China and India and others, and to engage Asian regional institutions, like APEC and the East Asia Summit, he said. “I think he’ll focus on the economic agenda in the Asia-Pacific and the enormous potential of deepening economic ties. He’ll focus on the security agenda, including the US posture in the region going forward, our defense posture, as well as our alliance and political relationships,” Rhodes said.

Mirchiʼs Irked at Jagan, MLAs trial begins India retain may re‑join Congress today squad for London: The trial of Iqbal Mirchi, the brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, begins in London today. He is charged with threatening to kill his associate, Nadeem Kader, who they say called off the marriage between his daughter and Mirchi’s son. Mirchi was arrested in London on October 13. He was granted bail by a court in London on October 18. He was reportedly released shortly after getting bail. After his arrest, he had been remanded to judicial custody till October 20. It is still unclear why his bail hearing was pre-poned. He has been living in a sixbedroom mansion in London for more than 20 years now. The Scotland Yard deeply investigated Mirchi between 1995 and 1999 when the Red Corner Notice against him was at its peak. That investigation, however, did not yield much. India plans to seek Mirchi’s extradition and says he handles Dawood Ibrahim’s narcotics trade which pumps money into the underworld don’s terror activities. He is also accused in a few extortion cases and nabbing him could give investigators greater insight on Dawood’s operations. However, sources say that with no new evidence against Mirchi, "His start chances of him being extradited has been ter- remain slim. rific. But what I do not want to see with Ashwin is what happened with Sri Lanka mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis. When Mendis came on Hubli: A 13-year-old boy died to the scene he was unplayable and four others sustained burns but later everybody learnt what in a fire accident at Nagashetty he does. So that is where Ashwin Koppa here today. The police needs to change his tactics and said a kerosene lamp kept in the house had fallen down triggering develop more," he said. The 45-year-old also felt that off a fire. The deceased has been idenhaving proved his worth with his guile and variations, the offie tified as Asoni Gosane. The four is expected to seal a berth for injured are being treated at KIMS himself for the upcoming Aus- hospital. tralia tour. "I am sure after this performance he will be selected for the Australia tour," Akram said.

Hyderabad: Several rebel Congress MLAs who had joined the YSR Congress led by Jaganmohan Reddy are considering returning to the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh, according to political observers. Growing buzz in the political circles is that majority of the 26 Congress MLAs, who had shifted their loyalty to YSR Congress are now retracting. State unit Congress president Botsa Satyanarayana and government whip Kondru Murali Mohan have indicated that many of the "rebel" legislators have sent feelers about their inclination to return to the party fold. What is prompting the MLAs, who gravitated to Jagan two

be backing him, Jagan reportedly spoke harshly and even suggested that those "who are finding it uneasy here" might go back to the Congress. The son of late chief minister YSR Rajasekhara Reddy particularly spit fire on a legislator from Telangana and a couple of other leaders, leaving other MLAs red-faced. According to political observers, another factor in favour Jagan Mohan Reddy of Congress is that the TRS' plan months back, to do a rethink on of "attracting" some more Contheir decision is the "cold-shoul- gress and TDP MLAs into its fold der" given to them by the Kadapa under 'Operation Akarsh' has MP, political observers say. hit a roadblock amid indications Two days ago at a meeting that the Central government may with the MLAs and some senior soon announce its decision on leaders, who were supposed to the separate statehood issue.

ED summons Jagan Reddy

Akram full of praise for terrific Ashwin

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday issued summons to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in connection with forex exchange and money-laundering case against him. Last week the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had questioned Jagan about his connection with the Reddy-owned Obulapuram Mining Corporation. The clearance for mining leases to OMC was given during the tenure of Rajasekhara Reddy as Chief Minister. CBI had earlier questioned the then cabinet colleagues of late Rajasekhara Reddy in connection with the mining scam as it found that mining leases for OMC were cleared in an unusual haste, sources said. Kadapa MP Jagan is also facing allegations of amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income as well as alleged dilution of stake of Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructural Corporation which is having a joint venture with Emaar for the development of township on the outskirts of Hyderabad. The CBI registered a case against Jagan on the direction of Andhra Pradesh High Court.

New Delhi: New Delhi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram praised Indian offspinner R Ashwin for his excellent Test debut against the West Indies, in which he finished with a nine-wicket haul, but warned him against becoming complacent. "What I like about Ashwin is that he is not scared of flighting the ball, not just in Tests, but in T20s and ODI cricket too. He has got the variety, he has the carrom ball, the quicker one and an easy action," Akram said. “Ashwin is young and his height allows him to get extra bounce. He bowled excellently in the second innings." With a nine-wicket haul, including six in the second innings, Ashwin became only the third cricketer to get a Man-of-theMatch award on debut. Akram, however, said the youngster must guard against complacency.

Fire kills 13‑yr‑old boy

Over 100 Kingfisher pilots quit after trouble New Delhi: Over 100 Kingfisher pilots have submitted their resignations, sources said on Thursday. It is reported that the reason behind the mass resignation is because employees are yet to get their salary for the month of October. The cash-strapped airline cancelled almost 80 flights saying it had to drop flights as the company were trying to reconfigure

its aircraft. Chaos followed after passengers complained that they were not intimated about the Kingfisher cancellations. Many inconvenienced passengers had to rebook themselves on other airlines paying a premium of up to 20 per cent. Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday issued a notice to

Kingfisher under rule 140 (a) of the aircraft rules for not taking prior approval before cancelling flights. Many Oil companies, like HPCL, IOC and BPCL, have put Kingfisher on cash-and-carry basis as the airline owes them almost Rs 200 crore in dues. Kingfisher has suffered a loss of Rs 1027 crore in 2010-11 and has a debt of over Rs 7057 crore.

Woman, daughter kill selves

Kanakapura: A woman and her daughter committed suicide after they could not repay loans at Satanur village of Kanakapura hobli this morning. Renuka (37) and her daughter Deepika (14) were found hanging from a tree within their house courtyard. They had closed the door from inside and the neighbours and police had to break open the door to gain entry. The police said Renuka, a coolie, had taken some loans and the lenders had been harassing them. Deepika was studying in the 9th standard.

Kanimozhi takes to meditation in jail

New Delhi: Denied bail in the 2G case, DMK MP Kanimozhi, who is lodged in Tihar prison since May, is now taking meditation lessons on the jail premises. On November 3, the 43-year-old Rajya Sabha MP, who is the daughter of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, had wept and hugged her mother Rajathi Ammal minutes after special CBI court rejected her bail plea in the 2G case. According to jail officials, Kanimozhi "is doing sadhana, engaging herself in

introspection, spiritual empowerment and dhyan" as part of the meditation lessons. These lessons are being imparted by Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, the biggest NGO within the Tihar Jail complex engaged in rehabilitation and reformation programme inside the jail premises. "Kanimozhi has participated in one of the activities - spiritual empowerment - conducted for correction and reformation of inmates inside the prison premises," a jail official said.

The DMK lawmaker is lodged in Jail No 6 since May 20. Some of the positive work done by the NGO towards inmates involves spiritual empowerment for correction and reformation, positive engagements in cricket and music, drug abuse prevention and livelihood programmes. Kanimozhi had moved the Delhi High Court after a special court in New Delhi denied her bail on November 3. The high court on Thursday sought CBI's response on her pleas.

second Test

New Delhi: India's selectors have retained the 15-man squad from the first Test against West Indies for the second match, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Harbhajan Singh was again ignored following the excellent work done by spinners Pragyan Ojha and R Ashwin, who shared 16 wickets in India's six-wicket win at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Harbhajan, 30, had been dropped from the ODI team last month and his axing from the Test side following a poor run of form – he managed only two wickets in 69.4 overs against England at an average of 143.50 and economy-rate of 4.11 – was not surprising. Harbhajan's case for a recall was further dampened when he failed to take a wicket while leading his state Punjab in their opening match of the current Ranji Trophy season, against Uttar Pradesh in Mohali. Ojha, back in the Test team after a year's absence, excelled in his role as leader of the spin attack taking six wickets in West Indies' first innings. However, it was debutant Ashwin who stole the show with nine wickets, including six in the second innings as India roared back into the contest. His efforts deservedly earned him the Man-of-theMatch award. Asked after the victory as to whether he felt Harbhajan had a chance of being recalled for the remaining two Tests, India’s captain MS Dhoni had said: "Let's see. Ojha did well and Ashwin was Man of the Match in his debut match." Yuvraj Singh, making a comeback after a lengthy injury layoff, was retained in the squad despite managing scores of 23 and 18 at the Kotla. Suresh Raina,

M S Dhoni who scored an unbeaten double-century for UP in their draw with Punjab, was overlooked as was Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who recently returned from a five-month absence for an injury sustained during the fourth season of the IPL. The two batsmen are the frontrunners for a spot in the Test middle order after Yuvraj and Virat Kohli, already in the squad. The squad has eight specialist batsmen, three spinners and three fast bowlers, with Dhoni the lone wicketkeeper. India won the first of the threematch series at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday. The second Test begins in Kolkata from November 14. India squad: M S Dhoni (capt/wk), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Virat Kohli, Varun Aaron, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Sharma.

Sammy: Have to score against spinners New Delhi: West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said his batsmen have to find a way to score against Indian spinners for the team to have any chance of doing well in the ongoing three-Test series, the first of which the visitors lost in four days. Indian spinners R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha shared 16 wickets between them while conceding 237 runs in the match and Sammy said his side will have to play the slow bowlers better. "220-odd runs and 16 wickets (by Indian spinners). We need to find a way to score against spin," Sammy said at the post-match press conference after the five-wicket loss. "Attacking against the spinners could be an option like Shiv (Chanderpaul) showed. When the spinners operate, we went into a shell and we could have been more positive," he said. Despite the loss, Sammy said his side had played some good cricket though they could have done better in the second innings. "It is difficult to beat India in home conditions. But we played some good cricket though we could have batted better in second innings. Had we scored 250-

plus in the second innings, India would have to chase 350-plus and the game would have been different," he said. "Sachin (Tendulkar) and VVS Laxman took the game away from us. We could not have done anything different," he said. Asked about the plan to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar, who again missed out on the opportunity to score his 100th international ton, as he was out LBW to Devendra Bishoo for 76, Sammy said he advised the bowler on how to go about it. "I told him to bowl round the wicket and on the rough but he told me let him bowl two balls over the wicket and he got Sachin's wicket from one such delivery."The visiting captain said he was not worried by the form of Ravi Rampaul who took just two wickets in the match."Ravi has been playing for a long time and he is a true fighter. I am not worried about his form. Someday somebody can have an off day," he said. Sammy said opening batsman Adrian Barath and pacer Kemar Roach could have a look-in for the second Test starting in Kolkata on November 14.

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Bangalore Beat 10.11.2011  
Bangalore Beat 10.11.2011  

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