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Sonia not neglecting state leaders, says Siddu Bangalore Beat Bureau Hubli: Congress president Sonia Gandhi is not ignoring state party leaders, said opposition leader in the assembly Siddaramaiah here this morning. Siddaramaiah said he could not meet Sonia while he was in New Delhi for the last three days as the party president was down with fever. “It should not be construed as neglect of party leaders,” he added. Siddaramaiah rushed to New Delhi on Tuesday evening after he was summoned by Sonia Gandhi. Despite waiting for more than three days he could not meet her. Sonia had also cancelled her visit to Orissa two days ago.

Rs 1.15 cr property recovered Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The Bangalore Rural police have recovered Rs 1.15 crore worth of properties and arrested 169 persons. At a property parade today, the police said they have solved 61 cases of theft, robbery and other crimes. The police have recovered 1.63 kg of gold ornaments, 5.38 kg of silver articles and Rs 7.21 lakh cash. The police have also recovered 11 four-wheelers, 25 two-wheelers, one autorickshaw, three laptops and nine mobile phones.

RAMULU MEN MAY ROCK GOVT D L Harish Bangalore Beat Bureau

ramulu’s sister and Bellary MP J Shanta, Kampli MLA T H Suresh Babu, who is Ramulu’s brother-in-law, Raichur MP Sanna Bangalore: The Sriramulu storm might ulPhakeerappa, who too is related to the Beltimately claim the first BJP government in the lary strongman, and Kudligi MLA Nagendra. South. If the indications are anything to go At the same time, there are differences by, the former minister contesting the Bellary within the BJP over campaigning for the ofRural by-election as an independent could ficial candidate. Former chief minister B S rock the government if he asks all his supYeddyurappa was conspicuous by his abporters and elected representatives from sence at Bellary yesterday when Lingappa the BJP and representing the Bellary region was filing nomination papers. His supportto quit the party. ers in the area too chose to stay away. ParBut the consolation for the BJP governty state president K S Eshwarappa has said ment is that the countdown might begin only he would seek an explanation from them after the by-election to the Bellary Rural asonce the election gets over. sembly constituency on November 30. The Yeddyurappa cancelled his visit to Vaishcounting will take place on December 3. no Devi yesterday. Despite the cancellaThere are 17 BJP MLAs from Gadag, tion, he chose to stay in Bangalore. Party B Sriramulu Raichur, Bellary and Chitardurga districts sources said he has decided to distance who have put their force behind B Sriramuhimself from the poll tamasha for now. lu, who has come out of the BJP saying his strength could come down to 103, falling far But for the BJP, winning the constituenself-respect was dented by saffron party short of the half-way mark of 113. cy has become a prestige issue. It has to senior leaders. Sources in the Sriramulu The indications are already clearly visible, now prove that it can win the election in camp said that all these MLAs could resign many party elected representatives refused the stronghold of Sriramulu and his en masse once the by-election is over. to be part of the team that went with the of- mentor Gali Janardhana Reddy, a former The Bharatiya Janata Party has 120 MLAs ficial candidate Gaadi Lingappa while he filed minister and mining baron who is in jail for now. Of them one is a Speaker, who cannot his nomination papers yesterday. his involvement in alleged illegal mining opvote in case of a trust vote. If the 17 MLAs They have openly revolted against the erations. choose to part ways with the party, the state BJP. Some of those prominent are SriContinued on page 3

100 years of Kodava Samaj

Gangadhar Pujar

New Delhi: As the UPA government is under attack for the fourth petrol hike this year and is struggling hard to bring down the prices, sources have told NDTV that there will not be any hike in the prices of diesel in the near future. Top government sources say that it's a politically difficult situation as several states are going to polls in the coming year. And hike in diesel prices usually pushes up the prices of food items particularly the vegetables and fruits because the transportation costs go up. 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. There has been a 40 per cent hike in petrol prices in the last one year.

New Delhi: Aircel India has just announced on its official Facebook page that it will be bring the iPhone 4S to India. While the company did not reveal any details about an official launch date, but our sources point towards a November 25th launch. According to BGR India the iPhone 4S the 16GB variant will retail as close to Rs 40,000. The top of the line 64GB variant will most likely cross the Rs 50,000 mark. Previously, Aircel had released the iPhone 4 in May after the phone had already been available internationally for almost a year. The iPhone 4S features a dual-core processor, a 8 megapixel camera and also a revolutionary artificial intelligence based personal assistant called Siri which works via voice recognition.

Shootout near White House, AK47 recovered

17 MLAs could put their force behind ex‑minister, resign en masse once Bellary Rural poll is over

No hike in prices of diesel soon

iPhone 4S may be launched on Nov 25

Fedex gets 800th win P4

Women delegates from the Kodava community take part in the centenary celebrations of Kodava Samaj at the Bangalore Palace grounds in Bangalore today. Governor H R Bhardwaj inaugurated the function.

Top Lokayukta cop shifted to sabotage BSY probe: Hegde

called-in sick. Kingfisher says flights had to be cancelled because of route rationalisation and due to the airline's efforts at improving productivity. In a statement, the airlines said, "As per the revised schedule, it will offer 300 daily flights connecting 54 cities as compared to its previous schedule of 340 flights." "Kingfisher has been in business for six years and it will continue to be around. There is no doubt in our mind as a management team or Dr Mallya as a merous flight cancellations in the promoter of the airline about past few days. Over the last four the credibility or the future of the days, it has grounded more than airline," Kingfisher's CEO Sanjay 120 flights. On Friday, at least 40 Aggarwal said. flights were cancelled and scores Sources say the airline has of pilots and other ground-staff sought Finance Ministry's help

on its loans. But the airline maintains it hasn't asked for a government bailout; it says it has asked banks to increase limits in order to meet escalating operations costs. Civil aviation minister Vayalar Ravi said on Friday that "There is no package and government of India has no plans for a package. He (Vijay Mallya) did not ask for a package. But this is one of the major airlines and the government did not want to see it close down. I hope the banks will come forward. We will talk to them." He said he might speak to banks for the airlines and added that he had spoken to finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and Oil Minister Jaipal Reddy after Mallya spoke to him.

the White House at the time. Obama is currently in California on his way to Hawaii to attend the APEC Summit there. As a precautionary measure, a few streets, in particular Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th streets, near the White House have been shut down. According to reports, a police chase followed after the firing. Officials pointed out that there was no evidence that the shots were fired at the White House. The suspect, it is believed, was last seen running across Roosevelt Bridge in Washington DC.

After confusion, Lingappaʼs papers accepted Bangalore Beat Bureau

Bellary: The Bellary Rural by-poll returning officer today accepted the candidature of official BJP candidate Gaadi Lingappa after some initial confusion. The confusion was created when supBangalore: Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N porters of independent candidate and forSantosh Hegde has hit mer minister B Sriramulu raised objection out at the state govsaying that Lingappa had not cancelled ernment for transferhis contractor’s licence before filing his ring Lokayukta official nomination papers. Jeevan Kumar V The election rules states that the canGaonkar, alleging that didates should not hold any trade liit was an attempt to cences at the time of contesting for the "sabotage" the probe elections. against former Chief Sriramulu’s lawyers submitted a petiMinister BS Yeddyution to the election officer that Lingappa rappa and his family. was violating the norms and his candiyesterday, the state dature has to be cancelled. But the regovernment transturning officer accepted the papers. ferred Gaonkar, who Lingappa had taken some works on was serving as Addicontract from the railways and is also a Justice Santosh Hegde tional Director General contractor who ran a sand business. of Police, Karnataka Lokayukta, and brought in Satyanarayana Rao HN, Additional DGP, Crimes & Technical Services, Bangalore, in his place. Hegde said the Lokayukta police was conducting investigation against "quite big and powerful people". Continued on page 4

Is it our duty to fly loss‑making routes? Tweets Vijay Mallya New Delhi: Hours after the government made it clear that a debt recast like was done for Air India was not possible for Kingfisher, the airline's owner and liquor baron Vijay Mallya tweeted, "Is it Kingfisher's duty to fly on loss-making routes when state governments tax heavily? Or should we be financially prudent and fly profitably?" In another post that came in minutes after the first one, Mallya seemed unhappy over the taxes. "Every government has gone out of the way to support airlines and connectivity. In India, airlines are over-taxed and over-charged. Wonder why?" he said in the tweet. Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines has been in the news for nu-

Washington: There was security breach in Washington DC when shots were fired near the White House sending the state into panic, sources said on Saturday. Secret Service officers said they saw two cars fleeing at high speed. One of the cars, a Honda, was eventually found abandoned. An AK 47 was found in it. A suspect was also spotted running away - he or she remains at large. No injury has been reported from the incident so far. US President Barack Obama was not in

14 contestants have filed 20 nomination papers for the by-election that will be held on November 30. The counting will be on December 3. Tomorrow is the last day for withdrawing nomination papers. The by-election here has been necessitated with the resignation of Sriramulu as the MLA from the constituency.


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Toll‑free No.s for police plaints Bangalore Beat Bureau

Bangalore: To allow people to file complaints and get help from the police, toll-free numbers – 18004250100 and 155365 – have been started. The calls will be received at the control room situated at the DG&IGP’s office on Nrupathunga road. Free calls can be made from anywhere in the state and the country from BSNL and any other phone connections. The information about the caller would be kept a secret. The staff at the control room will note down complaints and pass them on to respective police stations, a press note stated.

New schedules from KSRTC

AIIMS to take a leaf

Bangalore: The famed All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has decided to follow the model adopted at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences & Research in the city. A team headed AIIMS medical superintendent Dr D K Sharma visited Jyadeva Institute recently and studied the working methods adopted here. Jayadeva doctors have been providing healthcare to patients without leading to any conflicts, which is commendable, the visiting team felt. Giving information to the AIIMS team, Jayadeva Institute director Dr C N Manjunathan said, “Last year, 19,000 people were treated as inpatients. Of them, 13,000 were treated at discounted rates, while angioplasty and bypass surgeries were conducted on a 1,000 patients free of cost.” He said, “This could be the only health institute in the country that has been collecting feedback from the patients. Teams from the institute have also been visiting homes of these patients after treatment and gathering feedback. We collect information

on the quality of nursing care and the behaviour of the hospital staff during their stay at the hospital. We collect feedback from 300 patients every month.”

He said, “Normally, in other organisations there is a vacancy of 30-40 percent. But at our institute, we have created enough posts allowing greater chances

Bangalore Beat Bureau

ISRO is getting ready to launch Radar Imaging Satellite (RI-sat) that will function in all seasons, said Prof Satish Dhawan Chair professor Dr K N Shankar. It is an integrated satellite and contains a special design. Earlier satellites used to function only when there is sun light, but the RI-Sat will have microwave load and can function through all seasons and during day and night, he said. The satellite will be launched in January, he added.

3‑D photo workshop Bangalore Beat Bureau

Bangalore: The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has organised a 3-D photography workshop from November 27. The workshop will help in learning the new dimensions of photography, a Bhavan press release said. The last date for admission is November 25. Interested can call: 95353225446.

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Bangalore: As expected, industrial production growth in the country continues to be on a downslide. The latest data on index of industrial production for September indicates that the industrial production registered a two-year low of 1.9%. Mining has registered a significant decline (-5.6%) in this month. FKCCI is worried with the continued decline in industrial production over the past three months. It feels that this is mainly due to the RBI’s restrictive monetary policy of increasingly continuously. The high interest rates are contributing to significant financial cost increase on the supply side and high interest costs on loans to consumers on the demand side. The high cost on loans to consumers has reflected in the continuous fall in the sale of passenger cars from

Bangalore: The first Ekya School in the city, a joint venture of CMR Group of Institutions and National Public Schools, celebrated its first annual day yesterday. The theme of the annual day was “Incredible India.” Folk dances, Rabindra Sangeet and yoga performances formed part of the celebrations. Students also performed bhangra, koli dance, garba, fashion show. The function was attended by K E Radhakrishna, founder of Samudra Foundation and advisor to Bangalore North Education Society, Tristha Ramamurthy, director of Ekya School, and Sabitha Ramamurthy, president of CMR Group.

gory director – health & wellness, Britannia Industries Ltd, said, “Our vulnerability to modern day ailments, like diabetes, is constantly on the rise, due to various factors led by poor lifestyle choices. This makes it imperative for everyone to opt for regular health check-ups, to detect early warning signs of diseases that can be cured if identified on time & administered the appropriate treatment.” Diabetes is growing at an alarming rate across the globe

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July 2011 onwards. Adding fuel to this is the continued double-digit inflation. FKCCI appeals to the government and RBI to take necessary corrective steps immediately to arrest this slide.

The admission fee for BA and B.Com courses is Rs 3600 under Bangalore: The Karnataka Rule 1 and Rs 3,100 under Rule State Open University has invited 2. For MA and M.Com courses, applications for BA, the fee is Rs 5,100 under Rule 1 B.Com, M.Com, M.Sc, diploma and Rs 4,100 Rule 2. and other courses and has anThe filled application forms nounced the last date for sub- should be submitted at respective mitting the forms. university regional centres. The For BA and B.Com courses, candidates will be given study the last date for submitting ap- material and identity card on plications with a fine of Rs 200 the spot, a university press reis November 24 and with Rs 400 lease stated. fine, December 9. For more information, contact: M.Com and MA courses the Bangalore Regional Central Oflast date with a fine of Rs 200 is fice, No. 61, 5th Main road, 5th November 23 and with a fine of Cross, Chamrajpet, Bangalore – Rs 400, December 12. 18 or call: 08026606860.

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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)

TOWER HEIST (A) 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

TRAIN SCHEDULE Train No.

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)

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

Bangalore Beat Bureau

(it affects 3-4 % of the world population) and specifically so in our country. India is the diabetes capital of the world with the highest number of diabetics (around 40 million people). A high percentage of individuals living with this disease are not even aware of the fact that they are suffering from the condition. Regular health check-ups are an ideal way to ensure one is updated about the changes in one’s body and the impending risks from various critical diseases.

MADHUVE MANE (U)

IN TIME (U/A)

Admission for varsity courses

Britannia offers 1m health check‑ups Bangalore: Britannia NutriChoice, along with Thyrocare, is offering one million health check-ups across the country over three months from this month till January. The programme aims to increase awareness about diabetes and to inspire people to take the first step towards managing diabetes. Visit http://www.ihealthu. com/checkdiabetes for information and to get a 50% discount on an exclusive check-up. Anuradha Narasimhan, cate-

of promotion for our staff. This has reduced, almost eliminated, disagreements and clashes among our staff.” The hospital has also reno-

vated its food court allowing seating capacity for more than 250 people at a time. Preparation of food is monitored by food experts. Tasty treats are being provided to patients and their relatives at affordable prices, he added. “We are also starting a separate library for patients and their relatives. The library with over 5000 books will be inaugurated on Thursday,” he said. The AIIMS team studied and appreciated the basic infrastructure, working style, patient care and the steps taken to motivate the staff. It also decided to adopt similar methods of functioning at the premier institute in New Delhi. “There is a lot of allocated funds that has been lying unutilised at AIIMS. We will discuss new measures with the administrative committee and try to bring in reforms. Essentials for the hospital would be purchased on the model adopted at the Jayadeva Institute,” Dr Sharma said. Prominent among the AIIMS team were Dr Sanjay Arya and Dr Parameshwara Kumar.

Dip in industrial production worries FKCCI

Bangalore Beat Bureau

ISRO to launch new satellite

KANNADA

out of Jayadeva book

Ekya school celebration

Bangalore: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has announced new Karnataka Vaibhava services to Shimoga, Kanchipuram and Mysore. Along with the present services, the new schedules commenced from yesterday, KSRTC press release stated. The schedule for BangaloreMysore route: departure 7 am and 3 pm and arrives at Mysore at 10 am and 6 pm. From Mysore the service leaves at 10.30 am and 6.30 pm and arrives in Bangalore at 1.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Bangalore-Shimoga schedule: departure from Bangalore at 10.45 pm, 11.19 pm, 8.30 am and 11 am. The bus arrives in Shimoga at 5.15 am, 5.50 am, 3 pm and 5.30 pm. From Shimoga, the service leaves at 8.30 am, 10 am, 10 pm and 10.35 pm. They arrive in Bangalore at 3 pm, 4.30 pm, 4.30 am and 5.05 am. Bangalore -Kanchipuram schedule: departure from Bangalore at 12 noon and arrival at Kanchipuram at 7.30 pm. The bus leaves Kanchipuram at 11 pm and arrives in Bangalore at 4.15 am. Tickets can be reserved 30 days in advance. For more information, call: 7760990562/7760990561 and 08022870099. E-ticket and for payments, you can log on to www.ksrtc.in.

Movie Listings

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

Cinemax (11 am, 5.45 pm) Cinepolis (11 am, 3.20, 7.10 pm) Fame (Lido) (1.10 pm, 9.30 pm) Fame (Whitefield) (10 am, 9.50 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (4 pm) Inox

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

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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7AUM ARIVU (U/A) Suriya, Shruthi Hassan Ajantha (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Amruth (10.30 am, 2, 5, 8 pm) Cinemax (12 pm, 3.15, 6.30, 9.45 pm) Cinepolis (10.10 am, 1.10, 2.15, 4.10, 7.10, 10 pm) Fame (Lido) (10.45 am, 2.05, 5.25, 8.45 pm) Fame (Whitefield) (10.15 am, 1.40, 5.05, 8.30 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (4 pm, 7, 10 pm) Gopalan (Mysore Road) (1 pm, 4, 6.45, 10 pm) Gopalan (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (10.10 am, 6.30, 10 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (1.40 pm, 5.05, 8.30 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10.15 am, 1.40, 5.05, 8.30 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.45 am, 2.05, 5.25, 8.45 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.30 am, 1.55, 5.20, 8.45 pm) Maheshwari (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Pushpanjali (BN Pura) (6, 9pm) Pallavi (10 am,

1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.40 am, 10.45, 2, 5.20, 5.30, 8.40, 8.45 pm) Sampige (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Vinayaka (Sultan Palya) (11.15 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm)

VELAYUDHAM (U/A) Vijay, Genelia, Hansika Cinepolis (10 am, 4.10, 9.40 pm) Fame (Lido) (6.20 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (3.30 pm) Lavanya (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Mahadeshwara (11.15 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Natraj (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.45, 7.45 pm) Prithvi (11 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Poornima (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Pushpanjali (BN Pura) (11 am, 2.30 pm) Pushpanjali (Sultanpalya) (10.45 am, 2.15, 6, 9.15 pm) PVR Cinemas (2 pm, 3.40, 9 pm) Srinivasa (SG Palya) (10 am, 1, 5, 8 pm) Vaibhavi (11.30


CITY 3

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Coffee planters may get good prices this year

CITY EVENTS

General

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.

Shortage in global market could help, says Coffee Board chief L Raghunanda Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Except some parts of coffee-growing regions in the state, where the production has been affected due to rain, the general output of the bean is good this season, said Jawaid Akhtar, chairman, Coffee Board India. “The post-monsoon estimation of crop, capturing the impact of monsoon rain, is under progress. Once it is completed, the Coffee Board will have a complete picture of and can think of damage-control measures. We cannot make any flimsy assumptions as of now,” he said. On the scenario in the global market, he said Indian growers can expect good price this year. This is because coffee production in South American countries, like Brazil, Columbia and Costa Rica, has been affected with the crop failing due to rain and snow. But he warned that the global market cannot be predicted. Sometimes, the prices won’t move up. The positive prediction is that there will be a deficit of coffee as compared to the demand in the global market. While coffee production across the globe is going up by 1 percent per annum, the demand is increasing by 2 percent. “But if we have to maintain the share of exports and sustain domestic market requirements, we need increase production by about 5 percent per annum, which is a big challenge. Producers worldwide have started taking better care of their crops, increasing the chances of overall production by 201213. Added to this, 2012-13 will be year for the Brazil crop with estimations of

ed Planters Association of South India (UPASI) and Karnataka Planters’ Association (KPA), have approached the government. The government was ready to freeze loans and also share the bailout burden. It has already pumped in Rs 450 crore towards bailing out the planters. Banks too have pitched in by extending loans of 150 crore. Over 1,20,000 coffee planters have benefited by debt-relief package and resurgence measure taken by the government and the board.” On the board’s move to address shortage of labour which has been affecting all levels of planters, he said, “Coffee plantations can’t go without labour. But look at countries like Brazil, Costa Rica, Columbia etc., which have larger areas under coffee cultivation. They are not facing such severe problem of labour as they have opted for mechanisation. “They have been conducting research and coming out with machines for most of the work, reducing dependence on manual labour. There are a lot of machines which can take up spraying work and removing weed. There are machines for even drying. Now, soon after the cherry is picked, it can be all-time record crop of about 60 million is that one should be cautious in gauging 31,50,090 MT and Ethiopia 30,22,385 pulped and put to dryer. Dryers have bags. Vietnam is also expected to deliver the market.” MT. come as a great boon to majority of Asked about the progress the board planters as during rainy season you a bumper crop of about 20 million bags. The scenario is rosy this year as the Columbia, which had been reeling demand for coffee is more. The pro- has made in fulfilling the demands cannot dry coffee in the yard. The maunder crop setbacks for the past three duction target needs to be enhanced. made by coffee-growers on freezing chine costs Rs 4 lakh and every grower years, may also recover by cropping The exports, till September, has been their loans as many of them have turned should install them.” season next year. In India, we are ex- 60,09,017 metric tonnes. Export from defaulters, Akhtar was quick to react. The government and the board have pected to get 30 million bags (each bag Brazil is 3,42,89,152 MT, Vietnam “The board has made a lot of progress. been helping planters with procurement with 60 kg) and produce a high crop. 1,68,50,000 MT, Columbia 80,64,439 Many small and large growers have of machines. For those planters with This may take us to the surplus levels. MT, Indonesia 5,487,357 MT, Honduras benefited by freezing of loans since less than 20 acres of land, the governOn the market scenario, he said, “My 38,66,002 MT, Guatemala 36,53, 933 2004. Representatives from the board ment is giving a subsidy of 50 percent feeling, which is shared by other experts, MT, Peru 35,56,338 MT, Uganda and planters associations, like the Unit- for purchasing machinery, he added.

Guarding the people

S Radhakrishna

Op Lotus forced 19 by‑polls on state

Members of the Home Guards hold a demonstration during the National Calamity Reduction Day and Rally at the Bangalore Home Guards premises in the city today.

Music Junkyard Groove Live @ HRC: Hard Rock Cafe, 08:30 pm 4124-2222. Champagne Showers: Hiphop with DJs Prashanth & Sash at Blue Waves, 8 pm. Ladies drink for free till 10 pm. Retro Thursdays @ City Bar: City Bar Karaoke + Grill (In UB City) , 07:00 pm, 42773636, features original videos of yesteryears topped off with DJ Praful's twist to the music.

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.

Chirstmas is here!

Bangalore Beat Bureau Gangadhar Pujar

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.

Women wear Santa Clause caps on the first day of the Community Service of Bangalore charitable exhibition on Bangalore Palace Grounds. More than 50 stalls have come up and the proceeds from the sale would be given to the SCB, which will in turn donate it to other not-for-profit organisations. The stalls offer various Christmas related goods.

Bangalore: The state has faced 21 by-elections since the BJP government came to power in 2008. Of them, only two are for genuine reasons as the two sitting MLAs passed away. Rest of them have been forced because of the Operation Lotus by the ruling party, which had the habit of poaching legislators from other parties. Operation Lotus gave the majority to the ruling party, but lost a lot of political mileage among the public. Even the Bellary Rural by-election is because former minister B Sriramulu chose to quit the party and win back the seat as an independent. Of the two “genuine” cases, the by-poll in Chitradurga South constituency was held because of the death of sitting MLA Chandrashekar Patil Revur, while in Kadur it was held after the demise of K M Krishnamurthy.

Kodavas known for their valour, discipline: Guv Bangalore Beat Bureau

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Exhibition Lafz: Words: The Art Corridor at The Taj West End presents 'Lafz::Words', an exhibition of works of contemporary art by leading and upcoming artists from across India....

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foster the community’s interest. He requested and obtained perBangalore: Kodavas are known mission from then Mysore mafor their valour and discipline, haraja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar. and have made name in services The samaj got land during the sports, academics and other artenure of then chief miniter Guneas of importance, said governor du Rao. The Samaj now has its H R Bhardwaj inaugurating the own office and a spacious build100-year celebrations of Kodava ing at Vasanthnagar in BangaSamaj at Bangalore Palace lore. Cultural programmes and Grounds today. Governor H R Bhardwaj inaugurates the centenary celebra- marriages are held there throughBhardwaj said he came to out the year. tions of Kodava Samaj at Bangalore Palace grounds today. know about the late General Ichettira Prema Cariappa, viceThimmaiah, the much feted chief word with the government to and commissioners should do chairperson, Central Social Welof service staff, when he was at extend benefits to them,” he something to improve their con- fare Board; Avaremadanda K Shimla. “I was studying in school added. “Kodavas are a beautiful dition. They should be accom- Monapppa, managing director, then. We were all very proud of people who have come from a modates in the forested areas Hutti Gold Mines; Muruvanda K him. Soon after I was made the beautiful land.” they have been living in as they Aiyappa, deputy commissioner governor of Karnataka, I paid a He said during his visit to Ko- are not harming the environ- , Bangalore Urban district; Brig visit to Madikeri to meet some dadu district, he interacted with ment,” he said. Kodandera Arjun Muthanna of The Kodava Samaj was started Karnataka State Counter Terror of his relatives. But I could not.” some tribals who have been liv“Kodavas are in the forefront ing under pitiable condition. in 1911 by Field Marshal General Response Team, and others were in many fields. I will put in a “The government, forest officers M C Kariappa, who wanted to present at the function.

Ramulu men may rock govt Continued from page 1 The BJP made it a show of strength yesterday at Bellary with chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda, Eshwarappa, ministers Jagadish Shettar and Govind Karajol, and senior leader Prahlad Joshi accompanying the official candidate to the by-poll returning officer’s office. Sadananda Gowda decided to leave quite late after he came to know that Yeddyurappa would not be part of the team. He cancelled all his engagements in Bangalore and took a helicopter to Bellary. Gaadi Ningappa’s choice too came with great difficulty as Eshwarappa wanted BJP ST Morcha national secretary Nagendra, while Yeddyurappa supporting the candidature of BJP state ST Morcha president Ashok Kumar. The two filed the nomination papers, but now have to withdraw as the B form is denied to either of them. The decision was taken after local BJP leaders advised Eshwarappa and Yeddyurappa not to support candidates who are not from Bellary. Nagendra is from Bangalore, while Ashok Kumar is from Gowribidanur.

The Bellary leaders said any outsider would not be able to convince the voters as the problems here are unique. Lingappa was chosen as he has been the party district president and has moved with Sriramulu quite closely. The thought was that Lingappa would be the best person to take advantage of Sriramulu’s follies, if any. Eshwarappa is planning to take action against all those who have thrown their weight behind Sriramulu, but has decided to wait till the election. He fears that any move could adversely affect the prospects of the party candidate. Poll observers say that they would rather put their money behind Congress candidate Ramprasad, who could be the unlikely winner in the fight between the official and rebel BJP sections in Bellary Rural constituency. During the last assembly election, Ramprasad lost to Sriramulu by a margin of over 25,000 votes. He will campaign on the planks of large scale illegla mining in the area by Sriramulu and Janardhana Reddy, corruption cases against BJP ministers and “inaction” of the BJP government on development.

CSB expo for charity Bangalore: The Community Service of Bangalore (CSB) today began an exhibition to sell good to raise revenues for their charitable initiatives. The exhibition, being held at Eden Gardens at Bangalore Palace Grounds, is on till Christmas. The exhibition is being held since 1998. Clothes, toys, food

items, cosmetics and other goods are being sold at the exhibition. Anyone who is above 18 years can put up a stall, and the exhibition has 50 stalls as of now. The proceedings from the exhibition are donate to CSB, which in turn will donate it to organisations.


NEWS 4

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Maya takes on Rahul ahead of poll New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Saturday lashed out at the Congress ahead of the UP assembly elections. The UP Chief Minister slammed the Congress's latest tactic of sprawling solo posters of Rahul Gandhi being used across the state. Mayawati called it a mere histrionics and said that Gandhi should concentrate on Centre's actions. Taking a no holds barred swipe at the Congress General Secretary, Mayawati said he should stop his antics in the state. Mayawati said the Congress General Secretary should also help on the issue of inflation and rising petrol prices which were posing immense hardships to the people in UP. "As an MP from the state he should exert pressure on the union government for releasing funds for the welfare works and projects for Uttar Pradesh," she said. Speaking at a function to dedicate UP Viklang Uddhar Shakuntala Misra University on the outskirts of the state capital in Lucknow, she also questioned Rahul's "silence" on "attacks and harassment" on the people from Uttar Pradesh when they go to Congress ruled states like Maharashtra and Delhi in search of livelihood. She also said that Gandhi does not get angry at his party ruled government in Haryana when Dalits are "uprooted" there. Taking potshots at the Congress for stating that there was

Rahul Gandhi 'jungle raj' in UP, she referred to various incidents taking place in the earlier Congress governments of the state saying at that time it was regarded the rule of law. On charges of corruption against her government, the chief minister said that Congress has had a "long history of corruption" and it is unbecoming of them to comment on our government. Addressing a press conference, Mayawati said, "About the UP government, Rahul is directing his anger towards the state government. He should rather aim it towards Congress-led government at the Centre. Rahul should make efforts to bring down the price of petrol and other commodities which are affecting the common man. It surprises me that Rahul Gandhi is not very keen on solving such issues."

Sorry for not informing DGCA: Kingfisher CEO

New Delhi: Ailing Kingfisher Airlines CEO Sanjay Agarwal put up a brave front on Friday and while speaking exclusively to Network 18 defended the flight cancellations as part of strategy. Agarwal said, "Cancellation of flights was a well thought, pre-determined plan. Cancelled flights on non-profitable routes and for reconfiguration of seats." Agarwal said that they had first planned to cancel flights for a shorter duration so thought need not be required to notify the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). "We apologise to DGCA for not keeping them in loop, " added the CEO. Nine more flights were cancelled in Mumbai and 40 flights withdrawn from all over the country on Saturday. DGCA on Friday said Kingfisher Air-

lines have assured it that at any given point of time not more than three of their aircraft would be out of use and maintained the government is keeping an eye on whether airlines were using their slots. Pointing out that Kingfisher Airlines has sent a reply explaining why its aircraft were not flying, DGCA head Bharat Bhushan said the airline has given reconfiguration of the planes as the reason. The ground staff have not been paid for three months. With his cash-strapped airline hitting a air pocket, Kingfisher chief Vijay Mallya tweeted on the crisis. He said, "Is it Kingfishers duty 2 fly on lossmaking routes when State Governments ernment has gone out of the way to tax heavily? Or should we be financially support airlines and connectivity. In prudent and fly profitably? Every Gov- India airlines are over taxed and over

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Channels get notice for Bhanwari CD New Delhi:  The government has taken serious note of the telecast of a CD purportedly showing nurse Bhanwari Devi and former Rajasthan minister Mahipal Maderna in a compromising position and issued show cause notices to two news channels. Official sources said that the notices have been sent to news channels P7 and Sahara Samay who have been directed not to repeat the telecast of the same. The charges against the two channels are with regard to showing content which is against good taste and decency, not suitable for unrestricted public ex-

hibition, obscene and not meant for viewing by children. The two channels have been given time till 4 pm on November 14 to showcause why action has not not be taken against them. They can also present their case to an inter-ministerial committee at 4 pm on November 14 if they want. "It has come to the notice of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting that two television channels namely, P7 News and Sahara Samay, have shown a programme allegedly involving Ms Banwari Devi," the sources said last night.

Turkish forces shoot hijacker Ankara: A senior official says Turkish commandos stormed the hijacked ferry and shot the lone hijacker. Habib Soluk, undersecretary of the transport ministry, says none of the 18 passengers or crew members were hurt during the raid. Soluk told state-run TRT television that security forces were trying to verify whether or not the hijacker possessed a bomb, as he claimed. TRT said the hijacker was

dead. It says some people jumped into the sea during the raid. The ferry was anchored just off the coast of the town of Silivri, on Istanbul's outskirts. Coast guard boats and a helicopter were chasing the ferry since it was hijacked on Friday evening after it set sail from the northwestern port of Izmit. Authorities said a suspected Kurdish rebel hijacker, claiming to possess a bomb, had commandeered the ship.

Students pose with certificates after attending a free music camp organised by the Swara Sinchana Kala Balaga, supported by Adamya Chetana Trust, in Bangalore today.

No wedding bells yet, says Bebo Mumbai: Recently crowned Nawab of Pataudi Saif Ali Khan might have been earnestly wanting to get married to his ladylove Kareena Kapoor, but the pretty lass is in no hurry to tie the nuptial. alking to a daily, Bebo said, “Wrong! It`s great that people have set my wedding date, have designed my wedding dress and planned my honeymoon without me being aware of it! It`s flattering, but no, I`m not getting married, yet!” The Kapoor girl, who is on a career high at the moment, has big projects in her kitty opposite and is in no mood for a ‘big fat wedding’. Talking about her relationship with Saif, the girl said, “Saif and I are happily in love and happy with each other; we are taking our time. And I assure you, nothing - absolutely nothing - is fixed as yet: no marriage date, no marriage dress, nothing!” Showing least inclination to get hitched with her beau Saif, Kareena spoke more about her upcoming film ‘Agent Vinod’.

War of words between Kiran Bedi, Kejriwal New Delhi: Another rift has hit Team Anna – this time involving key members Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi. A day after Kejriwal disapproved of Bedi's overcharging her hosts by inflating travel bills saying she was wrong in doing so, the former cop hit back at the social activist saying he would not have made such a comment if he had comprehended the issue fully. "The only problem is that he didn't understand the issue fully... If he had more understanding of the issue, then his answer would have been different," Bedi said Asked about the controversy over Bedi's flying economy class and charging her host-organisers for business class tickets, Kejriwal had yesterday said that "she should not have done it. She has said it will not happen again. I would not have done what Kiran Bedi did".

charged. Wonder why?" The stocks of the airline plunged to an all-time low to 19.1 per cent in early

ISI will be under me if I'm PM, says Imran Islamabad: Pakistani opposition leader and Tehreek e Insaaf chief Imran Khan said he will rein in the Pakistani Army and the ISI if he becomes Prime Minister. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, Imran said that if and when he becomes Prime Minister then everything that happens in the country will be his responsibility and hence, the Army will be under him. "Unless I can implement my agenda, which means that I take responsibility of everything that happens in Pakistan, it means that the Army is under me," he said. On being asked if he will have the courage and strength to challenge General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the core commanders, Imran said that if he is the Prime Minister then the Army and the ISI will be under him, which means that the ISI will not be able do anything with out reporting to him. Imran maintained that he has never been controlled by anyone, so if he becomes the leader of Pakistan then he will be boss. He said, "I have never ever ever been controlled by anyone, I will be the leader."

Hegde: Gaonkar looked positive

Continued from page 1 The conduct of Gaonkar "looked positive" going by newspaper reports and "whatever he submitted to the Special Lokayukta Court". "That has created a lot of anger in the political administration," the former Supreme Court judge said. Without naming Yeddyurap pa, who he indicted in his illegal mining report, Hegde said, "Some people ultimately got bail and they came out but inquiry against them and their family and former colleagues is continuing". Hegde also claimed that some newspapers have reported that the Chief Secretary had objected Kiran Bedi to Rao's name and questioned the "sudden transfer without However, he said she had only there being a Lokayukta, without committed a "technical irregu- his opinion". The post is vacant larity" and was not a personal right now. beneficiary of the money. Bedi "All this leads to one and only had yesterday posted on Twitter conclusion that this was done that "Arvind has informed me for collateral purpose...to sabothat it's a spin for a purpose". tage the investigation", he said.

Federer pockets 800th career win Paris: Tennis icon Roger Federer won the 800th match of his storied career on Friday with a 6-3, 7-5 defeat of Argentine Juan Monaco to set up a semifinal at the Paris Masters with Tomas Berdych. The Swiss holder of a record 16 Grand Slam titles, who lifted his 68th trophy last weekend in Basel, claimed both his first and his most recent wins in France, scoring his first ATP success in September, 1998, in Toulouse over Frenchman Guillaume Raoux. Federer ended after just under 90 minutes against Monaco with his seventh ace, lifting his record to 57-12 on the season. He is the seventh man in tennis history to break the 800-win barrier. He has also won his last 62 matches against players ranked outside the Top 20 as he beat number 34 Monaco. Federer said: "It's nice. It's a lot of matches, a lot of tennis I've played, I know that. But I know there are many other players that have played more tennis than I have. "It's just another win, but it's a special

one nevertheless, because 800 is definitely a big number." Earlier Berdych outlasted second seed Andy Murray in a marathon battle of missed opportunities 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4. Federer admitted their semi-final could keep fans on the edges of their seats. "I like to take it to Tomas, as well, and he does the same thing. So I think on an indoor court which we both like, it could be really quite spectacular, I think," added the Swiss. The frustrated Murray ended with a forehand wide on a second match point for fifth seed Berdych, who qualified into the field for the year-end World Tour Finals starting a week from Sunday in London. The struggle lasted for nearly threeand-a-quarter hours, with Murray missing on 15 of 17 break point chances and Berdych managing to break only twice from 14 opportunities. "At this stage of the season, and how I have been feeling this week, it's tiring," said Murray, whose 18-match win streak,

which included three Asian titles, was ended. "At the end I was just fighting. I wasn't hitting the ball unbelievable. I was just fighting, making a lot of balls." Murray will head home to London to prepare for the eight-man season wrap-up without having ever reached a semi at the Bercy arena. "I got good practice going into London, but I'll need to work on a few things. I was moving much better than I did in my first match by the end of this one. "I was really unhappy with the way I hit my backhand today, which is normally my most solid shot, so that's something I'll look to work on." Berdych now stands 3-1 over Murray in their series, winning their last three dating to 2006 and including a victory last year at Roland Garros. "It was really one of the best threeset matches I played, with the quality," said the Czech. "This kind of match cannot happen with just one player, Andy played a good game, as well.

"I'm the happier one today. I love going to the court to try to play matches like that. It's the best feeling." Off court, top seed Novak Djokovic pulled out to hand Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga a walkover into the last four due to a shoulder injury. The Serb world number one said his shoulder had worsened after his 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over compatriot Viktor Troicki on Thursday. "I have pushed myself to the limit by playing, and after the match yesterday my shoulder got worse," Djokovic announced on his official website. ATP officials said Friday Djokovic flew directly to his Monte Carlo base to begin treatment by the same specialists who somehow got him fit for a Paris start after re-injuring the shoulder in last weekend's Basel semifinal loss to Kei Nishikori. With players for the eightman World Tour Finals due in London on Thursday, the timetable gives Djokovic at least six treatment days. Tsonga next plays American John Isner who ousted fourth seeded Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

trading on the Bombay Stock Exchange to a record low before recovering to 9.45 per cent. Kingfisher needs over Rs 1000 crore in working capital loans to tide over its current crisis. Oil companies to whom Kingfisher owes over Rs 200 crore have already threatened to stop supplies, and airports too could follow. Reaching out to the Aviation Ministry was the last resort. With employees also agitated over delayed salaries, troubles are far from over for the airline that once flew the good times. And it is not just Kingfisher Airlines in trouble. Even Jet Airways has flown into bad weather, posting a net loss of Rs 714 crore for the quarter ending in September.

Singh 1st foreign leader to address Maldives House Male: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Saturday accorded the "unique" honour of being the first foreign dignitary to address the multi-party 'People's Majlis', Maldives' Parliament, after it came into being in 2009. Singh read out his speech outlining the "time-tested" relationship India had with this picturesque island nation as all the 75 MPs of the Majlis listened in rapt attention. On his first visit to Maldives as the prime minister, Singh said it was an "unforgettable journey" to the country for him which he will cherish. "I am overwhelmed by the breathtaking beauty and serenity" of this country, he said. Majlis Speaker Abdullah Shahid welcomed him saying that his country has lot to learn from India, a leading economic giant and the largest democracy in the world. Singh acknowledged that it was a unique honour for him to address the Majlis.

Dr Manmohan Singh "I am truly honoured by this gesture accorded to me and my country," he said. The prime minister also conveyed belated greetings to the people of Maldives on their Republic Day, which was celebrated on Friday. Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur and Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed's wife Laila Ali Abdullah were present at the Majlis during the address.

2nd Test: India look to wrap it up with spin Kolkata: A buoyant India will hope to dominate the West Indies again with spin as they bid to secure a series-clinching win in the second Test starting at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday. The latest spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha shared 16 wickets to help India cruise to a fivewicket victory in the opening contest of the three-match series in New Delhi on Wednesday. Left-arm spinner Ojha had a sixwicket haul in the first innings and debutant off-spinner Ashwin also took six in the second innings on a low, slow turning track to trouble the West Indies batsmen. The duo's success came at the right time for India, who had been looking for match-winning spinners after the retirement of Anil Kumble in 2008 and Harbhajan Singh's recent slump in form. Ashwin, who replaced Harbhajan, did not let the selectors down with match figures of 9128, the second-best haul by an Indian debutant after leg-spinner Narendra Hirwani's 16-136 against the West Indies in 1988. Ashwin, who is getting married on Sunday, was lauded by the legendary Indian off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna for his disciplined performance which earned him the man-of-thematch award. "I am impressed with the way Ashwin bowled in the first Test," said Prasanna. "His line and length was impeccable, his basics were right and he used his height well to generate spin." The Eden Gardens wicket has traditionally helped spin and it is unlikely to be any different this time, leaving the tourists with a tough task if they are to bounce back in the series. India also batted well in the second innings in New Delhi when they comfortably chased a challenging 276-run target on the difficult pitch. Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar, who is on the verge of an unprecedented 100th international century, showed the way with a solid 76 before V V S Laxman completed the win with an unbeaten half-century. Opener Virender Sehwag provided brisk starts with Gautam

Gambhir in both the innings with a pair of half-centuries, while veteran Rahul Dravid cracked a fighting 54 in the first innings. The West Indies had seized the early advantage when they bowled India out for 209 after posting 304 in the first innings, but failed to capitalise on it and crashed to 180 in the second innings. Shivnarine Chanderpaul offered the main resistance, scoring 118 and 47 in the match. West Indies skipper Darren Sammy conceded his batsmen needed to solve the Indian spin puzzle soon to stay alive in the series. "We need to find a way to score against spin. Attacking against the spinners could be an option like Chanderpaul showed in both the innings," he said. "We could have been more positive without being reckless. That is something we can look at for the second Test. We will work hard at the nets to get it right. "We were ahead for a portion of the match and we should have maintained that advantage. In many ways we see this as an opportunity missed as we let India back into the match and they took it away from us," said Sammy. West Indies seamers Sammy and Fidel Edwards, and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo impressed in the last Test, but they will need to keep constant pressure on the formidable Indian batting line-up. The squads: India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Venkatsai Laxman, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Rahul Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron. West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Fidel Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Kieran Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Shane Shillingford.

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Bangalore Beat 12.11.2011