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Vol. 1, Issue 363 n Thursday n October 13, 2011
Evening daily Will BSY find place in Advani rath? Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Will senior BJP leader L K Advani give space to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who had to quit his post on charges of corruption on his rath during the Jan Chetan Yatra when it passes through the state? Advani’s yatra is being touted as an anti-corruption movement. The question had the state BJP leadership, B S Yeddyurappa which is coordinating the state leg of the yatra, in a tight spot. Addressing a press conference to announce the yatra itinerary in the state, BJP state spokesman and MLA C T Ravi said, “You have to wait and see till the yatra reaches the state. But he will be part of the yatra. There is no doubt that Yeddyurappa is the unquestionable leader of the L K Advani state BJP.” Questions were also raised about the Advani’s decision to make MP and BJP national general secretary H N Ananth Kumar part of the yatra through its entire journey across the country. Ananth Kumar has been accused of involvement in multi-crore Hudco scandal. Ravi said, “Those are mere allegations. The Centre has not even filed an FIR in the case.” But he had to keep quiet when media men pointed out that a case was already going on in the court. State convener for the yatra, Naveen Kumar Katil, and Ravi said, “The yatra will enter the state through Kasargod on October 30. The same day evening at 6, a public meeting will be held at National College Grounds at Basavanagudi in Bangalore.” The next day it will move towards Mangalore. It will pass through Mulki, Yajamadi, Udupi, Knudapura, Baindoor, Bhatkal before reaching Honnavar, where a public meeting will be held. On November 1, a media conference will be held at Gokarna. From Gokarna it will reach Karwar and enter Goa. The yatra will pass through the state for three days, they added.
Terrorist plot foiled in Delhi
New Delhi: A suspected terror plot has been foiled in Ambala with the recovery of over 5-kg explosives and detonators from a car parked outside Cantonment railway station in the city, police said. A National Security Guard (NSG) team has reached the site. The explosives have been sent for forensic test. After a tip-off, a joint police team found the explosives from a car parked outside the railway station last night.
Vijayalakshmi meets prosecutor Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Vijayalakshmi, who had filed a case of battery against her husband and Kannada film actor Darshan, today met public prosecutor and received some tips on how to conduct herself before the judge at the Karnataka High Court, which was to hear a bail petition of the actor today. Vijayalakshmi, who has filed a case of assault against her and their son, spent some time with public prosecutor Chandramouli. The actor spent 29 days in Parappana Agrahara central jail after his wife filed a case under arms act against him.
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MANE WAS SHOT
Three venues before state for Jaya trial
Consensus over Bullet fired from behind points to friendly fire; autopsy Parappana Agrahara
report out; ADGP Bipin may submit observationst today Manjunath Sharma Bangalore Beat Bureau
who was conducting the inquiry with the 11 other police officers, is also likely to sending the express report toBangalore: The post-mortem report day. During inquiries with locals in of Mahadeva Mane, a member of and around Savanalu, the police the state’s Anti-Naxal Force who found that there was no presence of was killed during a combing operaNaxals in the area during the incition at Belthangadi taluk early this dent. They have also come to the conweek, points to a possibility of a poclusion that Savanalu is at least 15-20 lice bullet killing him. km from the area where Naxals move The post-mortem states that Mane around regularly. was shot point blank and in the During the combing operation back. Since the shot has been fired around Savanalu, the police found Bipin Gopalakrishna has come biscuit packets, rechargeable torchfrom the back, the suspicion is that body. We have not come to any conit could have been from the firearm clusion as the bullet was not found in back with the report and is likely to es, rope, machetes, mineral water, of another police officer. his body,” he told Bangalore Beat. submit it to DG and IGP Neelam leather bags and others. They have Internal security ADGP Bipin As Mane may not have worn a bul- Achuta Rao today. He was conduct- concluded that these are not proof Gopalakrishna, who headed an in- let-proof jacket, the bullet has passed ing the probe at the spot of the inci- enough to say that the Naxals had quiry committee that probed the through his body easily. Mane died dent, Savanalu. camped there. The police were told by At the same time, Mangalore su- the locals that Naxals don’t carry botkilling, refused to confirm the theo- of excessive bleeding, the postry. “There is no bullet in Mane’s mortem report adds. perintendent of police Shivakumar, tled water.
Bangalore police commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji inspects goods recovered by the central police in Bangalore today. The police claimed to have solved 100 cases by arresting 65 accused and recovered Rs 1.75 crore worth of properties.
Bangalore: The state government is thinking of various venues and possibilities to conduct the trial of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who has to appear before court in Bangalore in disproportionate assets case on October 20. The state is making elaborate arrangements as Jayalalithaa has to be provided Z category security. The thinking within the judiciary and the police department is that the best option could be the Parappana Agrahara central Bangalore Beat Bureau prison, where either a special judge can record her statement or Amritsar: Six Karnataka legislators had a conduct video-conferencing from miraculous escape when the jail premises. The other optheir flight developed a tions are a vacant house in technical snag before the Judicial Layout and the takeoff from here this Jakkur Flying Club. But the last morning. two options may not be feasible The six legislators, who as the state government either had arrived here for an eshas to move furniture or has to timation committee meetbuy them for recording of Jaying, were to leave for New alalithaa’s statement only for a Delhi in the morning via day. The judiciary too is not keen Jet Airways flight 8040. as the two destinations are too far But before the takeoff, B N Vijaya Kumar from the heart of the city. the pilots noticed techThere seems to be a consensus nical problems and all passengers were made on these three places. But the to get down. government also considered Bala The six legislators who were in the flight were: Brooie Government Guesthouse Jayanagar MLA B N Vijay Kumar, Tiptur MLA near Raj Bhavan. But again inNagesh B C, Gundalpet MLA Mahadev Prasad vesting for the furniture stopped H S, Kushtagi MLA Amregouda Linganagouda the authorities from going ahead Bayyapur, Hubli rural MLA Veerabhadrappa and with it. The other is the Judicial Hunagund MLA Doddanagouda G Patil. Academy on Race Course road. The problem with the plane was detected on But the traffic police did not weltime and the passengers on board had a lucky come the idea as they would escape from tragedy. have to stop the traffic for the mo-
Snag in flight, 6 MLAs from state escape
Good Samaritan rushes injured boy, dies at hospital Manjunath Sharma Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: A Good Samaritan, who had tried to help a youngster who had suffered a fall and sustained injuries, fell dead at the doctor’s clinic where the latter was being treated in the city today. This morning, Manish (21), an errand boy, was asked to clean the terrace of a private business establishment at Kalasipalya. As the rain water had clogged on the terrace, Azafal asked Manish to climb on top of the second floor and to clear the drains. As he was cleaning it, Manish slipped and fell to the ground. Shekar (32), who fills water at the establishment, immediately rushed Manish in an autorickshaw to a private clinic nearby. As the doctors were treating the youngster, Shekar complained of giddiness. The doctor told him to sit on the sofa at the reception. After the treatment, Manish was found to be out of danger and he walked out of the treatment room along with the doctor. When they reached the reception, they found Shekar lying down, seemingly sleeping.
They called him out, but there was no reply. When they tried to wake him up, they realised that he was dead sitting at the same spot. Manish called up Azafal, who asked him to rush the body back. Kalasipalya po-
Manjunath Sharma Bangalore Beat Bureau
lice too were informed and they shifted the body to the Victoria Hospital for postmortem. Shekar was married and had two children, the police said.
torcade to pass during the peak hours around 10 am. The government may also give the option of recording the statement at the City Civil Court complex on either a Sunday or a second Saturday when courts would be closed. On such a day, there will be no crowd. Earlier, the same complex as venue had been shot down as on any given working day there are huge crowds, posing a threat to the AIADMK leader. The complex could be vacated the by 5 pm the previous day and handed over to the police for sanitisation. There is also a thinking of conducting the trial at the judges’ quarters at the National Games Village complex at Koramangala. But from all quarters, Parappana Agrahara is being welcomed as the ideal venue. The traffic police too are OK with it as it is not too much of a problem controlling the traffic in those parts. Even if Jayalalithaa starts from Koramangala during the peak hours, she can reach the central prison within an hour. A high-level meeting has been convened this evening and on the table will be the three options. The meeting will be attended by deputy commissioner of police (central), home secretary, public works department secretary, registrar of civil court complex and registrar of the high court. The meeting will narrow down the options to the three and send them to the Tamil Nadu government through the protocol department of the Karnataka government.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Kaspersky out with solution for firms Bangalore: Kaspersky Lab has released Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows and Kaspersky Security Center. The new endpoint protection solution and comprehensive management console are designed to keep businesses safe from emerging threats. “With this new release, we deliver an endpoint protection platform that consists of integrated security modules. We have merged real-time, cloud-assisted protection with endpoint protection, and have created a security center that will help companies protect themselves against emerging IT threats, including targeted attacks,” said Petr Merkulov, chief product officer of Kaspersky Lab. Deep anti-malware protection, based on Kaspersky Lab’s strong expertise and balanced global footprint, is supplemented with a broad set of IT security features, including application control, web filtering, and device control. The solution has been tested by AV-Test.org, an independent research centre. A total of seven corporate security solutions from different vendors were evaluated in the testing, and Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 for Windows was awarded the highest number of points. Specifically, Kaspersky Lab’s corporate solution successfully detected 100% of widespread malware samples, blocked all zero-day malware attacks, and returned the best result in the detection and removal of active malware from an infected machine.
Expo by business women Bangalore: FKCCI is organising a two-day exhibition-cum-sale by women entrepreneurs on October 14 and 15 on FKCCI premises, KG Road, from 10 am to 5 pm. The exhibits include diwali lamps, gift Items, candles, pottery, art works, craft items, fashion accessories, homemade condiments etc. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Sarojini Bharadhwaja, chairperson, Karnataka State Women Development Corporation, on tomorrow at 10 am in the FKCCI Cabinet Hall.
Implement RTI in full: Federation
RBI must hold back rate
Expodent from tomorrow Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The National Dental Industry and Marketing Organisation is holding Expodent, an exhibition of dentistry and related products in the city tomorrow and Saturday. The exhibition will focus on the latest developments in treatment, the industry, new equipment and cure for serious dental health issues. Over 350 companies will take part in the expo, said president Dr B Subhashchandra Shetty.
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hike for growth: FKCCI
Bangalore: Confirming economic slowdown, the slow industrial growth (4.1%) continued in August 2011 as well, after a 21-month low of 3.3 per cent in July 2011. It is also a worrying factor that the manufacturing sector is continuing to grow at a far lower growth of 4.5% in August. Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry is seriously disturbed over continued low industry growth. Because of this slowdown, FKCCI agrees with the economists’ assessment that the Indian econ-
omy’ growth will narrow down to about 7.5% this fiscal. Another worrying factor is substantial decline in coal production. It is reported that the power ministry has estimated that the country has lost 4 billion units (bu) of power generation between April and September 2011-12 due to a severe dip in coal supply from Coal India and its arms. The low power availability is also crippling the industry, both nationally and in the state, badly and is telling on its operative costs and returns.
In view of this grim scenario, FKCCI strongly urges the Reserve Bank of India to take a pause at the interest rate hike in its ensuing review in the last week of October. FKCCI, while welcoming the RBI decision to extend interest subvention of 2% on rupee export credit with effect from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012 to handicrafts, handlooms, carpet and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), wants it to be extended to as many exporting sectors as possible.
Plan must to tackle AEG opens calamities: IISc prof plant in city
Bangalore: The country has to plan preparedness to reduce the risk of huge losses during earthquakes. Earthquake is not a disaster but only a hazard. A wellplanned disaster management programme will reduce the loss of life and property, said T G Sitharam, professor department of civil engineering, IISc, while inaugurating a three-day training programme on capacity building of architects and engineers in earthquake-risk reduction in University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering. Bangalore University vicechancellor N Prabhu Dev said there is a huge loss of lives because of disasters like floods, tsunamis and earthquakes. Technology should be developed so that we can give warning well in advance and minimise the loss of lives. UVCE principal Venugopal K R said the Japanese model of disaster management should be adopted in the country. He emphasised that the Japanese could come to terms within a week of the disastrous tsunami in their Country. They could lay the roads within three days. Though, they continuously live with the risk of earthquakes and violent volcanoes, they are confident of overcoming such calamities. When the whole world was anx-
Bangalore University vice-chancellor N Prabhu Dev and T G Sitharam, professor department of civil engineering, IISc, inaugurate a three-day training programme on capacity building of architects and engineers in earthquake-risk reduction in University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering. ious about the nuclear leak into the sea, they were confidently executing their plan with ease. Japan was destroyed in the two World Wars, still it grew as a strong industrial leader. Their products are acclaimed world wide, it may be Sony, Mitubushi, Toshiba or Akai. The post-graduate earthquake engineering course at UVCE is only second in the country and aims to train
and build enough infrastructure and capacity to tackle earthquakes in the country. V Devaraju and L Govindaraju presented details of the threeday training programme on capacity building of architects and engineers in earthquake risk reduction. Chairman H N Ramesh welcomed the gathering and Jayaramappa proposed the vote of thanks.
Bangalore: AEG Power Solutions, manufacturer of power electronic systems and solutions for industrial power supplies and renewable energies, inaugurated its power electronic factory in the city. AEG PS will produce two solar inverter series PV250 and PV500 at the factory. The facility has a capacity to manufacture products generating 400 mw per year with approximately 150 employees. In the new plant, the next stage of completion foresees the production of uninterruptable power supplies (UPSs). “India invests high amounts of money in solar energy and is one of the most important markets for AEG PS. With a local production, we strengthen our customer relationship in focusing on the specific demands,” said Horst J. Kayser, chief executive officer of AEG Power Solutions. Since 2008, the Indian government follows a National Action Plan on Climate Change, where the extension of solar energy plays a key role. Photovoltaic fields, solar power plants and rooftop installations should generate 1,000 mw of power by 2013. Besides this, it is planned to produce further 200 mw by solar systems, which are not connected to the public power network. Under the plan, the use of solarpowered equipment and applications would be made compul-
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Horst J Kayser, chief executive officer of AEG Power Solutions, announces setting up of a factory in Bangalore. sory in all government buildings, as well as hospitals and hotels. Kayser and Tarun Kapoor, joint secretary, Union ministry of new and renewable energy, and N S Prasanna Kumar, managing director, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd, were present at the inauguration
TCS ranked 3rd in financial tech
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RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES “3D” PVR Cinemas (10 pm)
KUNG FU PANDA 2 “3D” Cinepolis (5.05 pm)
HINDI FORCE (U/A) Genelia D’Souza, John Abraham
Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The Right To Information Act should be implemented fully. Otherwise, an agitation will be held, the Federation of RTI Activists and Forums has warned. Though RTI came into force six years ago, many of the provisions have not been implemented. It specifies that government officials have to provide information within 30 days, but they are still not following the rules, said Federation president J S D Phani. The government should appoint someone with the knowledge of RTI and related issues as information commissioners, he demanded.
Anuradha Vikranth and Drishti Art Centre present the Sundara Vishwam, a dance ballet, celebrating the ‘Circle of Life’ on Saturday at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. The performance is part of Drishti’s annual dance festival for its students. It is performed by over 100 students of Drishti Art Centre.
ata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has been ranked third in the FinTech 100, an annual international listing of the top vertical technology vendors that derive more than one-third of their revenue from financial services industry as named by American Banker, Bank Technology News and IDC Financial Insights. For the fourth consecutive year, TCS has been ranked among the top 10 in the FinTech100. Nearly 45% of TCS’ revenue came from banking, financial services and insurance during 2010-11.TCS has moved one spot up from last year. The FinTech 100 ranking is categorised
and evaluated based on calendar year revenues and the percentage of revenue attributed to financial services. “TCS’ continued improvement and recognition is a reflection of our customers’ confidence,” said N Ganapathy Subramaniam, president, TCS financial solutions. “As the industry navigates through these challenging economic conditions, TCS remains committed to providing best-inclass services and technology to the financial services industry.”
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Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill Apsara (5.30 pm, 8.30 pm) Cinemax (12.15 pm, 5, 10 pm) Cinepolis (10 am, 12.05, 3.15, 9.45 pm) Everest (11.30 am, 2.30 pm) Fame (Lido) (10.25 am, 1, 6.50, 9.30 pm) Fame (Shankarnag) (3.20 pm) Fame (Value Mall) (10 am, 2.55, 4.55, 9.40 pm) Fun Cinemas (11 am, 4.30, 9.45 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 10 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Mysore Road) (10.10 am, 9.15 pm)
Nagar) (10 am, 4.10, 7.35, 9.45 pm) HMT Cinemas (Jalahalli) (1.30 pm, 7.15 pm) Innovative Multiplex (12 pm, 5, 10 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (10.35 am, 4, 6.45, 9.30 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10 am, 3.55, 6.40, 9.25 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.05 am, 12.55, 3.45, 6.35, 9.25 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.05 am, 12.40, 6.15, 9.30 pm) Narendra (KG Halli) PVR Cinemas (10.20 am, 1.05, 1.15, 3.30, 7.15, 9.20, 9.25 pm) Rex (1.30 pm, 4 pm) Vaibhav (Sanjay Nagar). Gopalan Cinemas (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (12.30 pm, 10 pm) Innovative Multiplex (10.10 am, 12.20, 7.45 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (1.20 pm, 3.45, 9.30 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10 am, 3.50, 9.15 pm) HUM TUM SHABANA (U/A) Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba Abhinay (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Anand (12 pm) Apsara (10.45 am, 1.45 pm) Cauvery (2.30 pm, 9.30 pm).
TAMIL Inox (Malleswaram) (6.35 pm) Lavanya (10.30 am, 1.30 pm) Sribalaji (Vannarpet) (10.45 am, 1.45 pm) Vaishnavi (11.15 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Vinayaka (Mysore Road) (10.30 am,1.30 pm)
MURAN (U) Cheran, Prasanna, Nikitha Ajantha (4.30 pm, 7.30 pm) Balaji (Tavarekere) (10 am, 1, 5, 8 pm) Cinemax (3.45 pm) Cinepolis (12.35 pm, 3.45, 6.25 pm) Fame (Lido) (1.05 pm) Fun Cinemas (4.25 pm) Gopalan (Bannerghatta Road) (1.10 pm, 4 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (1.15 pm, 5.05 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (3.45 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (6.40 pm)
Vishal, Sameera Reddy Amruth (10.30am, 2.15, 5.15, 8.15 pm) Ajantha (10.30 am, 1.30 pm) Aruna (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Cinepolis (10.30 am, 12.30, 9.05 pm) Fame (Lido) (12.15 pm, 7.10 pm) HMT Cinemas (Jalahalli) (4.15 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (7 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10.30 am, 6.30 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (1.05 pm, 9.20 pm) Keshava (11 am, 2.15, 5.30, 8.30 pm) Lavanya (4.30 pm, 7.30 pm) Mahadeshwara (11.15 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Maheshwari (Jayanagar) (10.15 am,1.15, 5.15, 8.15 pm) Natraj (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.45, 7.45 pm) Poornima (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Pushpanjali (BN Pura) (2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm).
Thursday, October 13, 2011
CITY EVENTS General Caritas India: Valedictory ceremony of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations, governor H R Bhardwaj, Archbishop Dr Bernard Moras, Karnataka Women’s Commission Chairperson Manjula C to participate, St John’s Medical College auditorium, 4 pm. Volvo Buses: Celebrating a decade, chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda and president and CEO Volvo Buss Corporation Sweden Hakan Karlsson to participate, MLR Convention Centre, Whitefield, 6.45 pm. AEG Power Solutions: New factory inauguration, ministry of new and renewable energy joint secretary Tarun Kapoor and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd MD N S Prasanna Kumar to participate, factory premises, No 85,
Kaniminike village, Kengeri hobli, Bangalore South taluk, 3:30pm.
Cultural Karnataka Nataka Academy: Monthly play – “Naralu” directed by Bharani, Ravindra Kalashretra, 6.30 pm. The Indian Institute of World Culture: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation present flute recital by V Vamshidar – Mysore, No 6, Shri BP Wadia Road, 6.15 pm. Kannada Yuvajana Sangha: Discussion on Pampa’s literature, Kannada Yuvajana Sangha auditorium, Hombegowda Nagara, 6 pm. Penguin Books India: Uncommon Ground – Dialogues between business and social leaders by Rohini Nilekani, Ball Room, The Taj West End, 25, Race Course Road, 7:30 pm.
Shopping DCalvin Klein Fall 2011: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Calvin Klein Jeans, The Forum Value Mall, Whitefield. CK One Jeanswear presents a new range suited for the urban explorer, while the men's range has bold prints and neon colours, across all its outlets. The Great Forum Shopping Festival: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Forum Mall, Koramangala. A month-long shopping festival that has great discounts and prizes worth Rs 50 crore for shoppers. Adding to the festivities are dance troupes from all over the country and
Mexican Fiesta: Noon to 11:30 p.m. Sports Bar and Lounge, Le Meridien, No 28, Sankey Road, High GroundsA special menu, which pairs Mexican cuisine with beverages. Combos include Tequila with Tacos and Beer with Burittos. Lunch Buffet @ Applewood: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Applewood, No 760, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar A Global and Indian lunch buffet, which includes soups, starters, main course and desserts, priced at Rs. 299 plus taxes per head. New Italian Menu @ Mocha: 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Mocha, Lavelle Road, Mocha has introduced a new Italian menu, which pays homage to the vibrant flavours and hearty dishes of the country. On offer are dishes like Bruschette Di Pomodoro e Basilico, Peperoncino Della Cucina Messicana, Risotto alla Milanese and Fet-
tucine con Pollo. New Vegetarian Menu at Nando’s: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Nando's , No 1/A, Church Street, Nando’s gives vegetarians a reason to smile with a meat free menu. On it are grilled burgers and wraps, and specialities like the Veg Espetada, Veg Platter, and Roasted Veg Meal.
Where is our Rs 20, ask 2 rail travellers
Claim Indian Railways not giving full refund of cancelled tickets L Raghunanda Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Some railway passengers in the city have a curious grievance that they want addressed. Two individuals claim that the railway booking office is not refunding the correct amount of money on cancelled tickets. Sharanappa, a wholesale grocery dealer from Yadgir district, told Bangalore Beat: “I wanted to travel in Udyan express, from Bangalore city railway station back to my hometown of Yadgir on the July 31 evening. My ticket was booked for the morning train. The previous evening I decided to cancel my ticket. The cost of the ticket is Rs 270 and I should have received a refund of Rs 250. But I was given only Rs 230. When I and others in the queue asked the person at the counter he didn’t give us a satisfactory response.” Tapan Mukherji, a garment factory worker from Kolkata also had a similar tale to tell. “I had booked a ticket on Guwahati Express on July 26 for Rs 508. My ticket was confirmed. My jour-
ney was to be on July 31. However, due to my wife’s ill-health, I decided to cancel my ticket. I was supposed to get a refund of Rs 468, but got only Rs 448. When I asked the person at the booking
counter I didn’t get a proper response. Also language was a problem.” These two individuals approached Bangalore Beat of their own accord as they did not know of any other way of
Cabinet may extend services of 5 oﬃcers
Chocofest: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Baskin Robbins, No 218, New BEL Road, Chocolate lovers are treated to a host of indulgent flavours like choco chips mousse, chocolate ice cream, three cheers chocolate, malted choco fudge, world class chocolate, mint milk chocolate chips and more. There's also an offer where patrons can take home a family pack on the purchase of a party pack of any of the chocolate flavors
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Exhibition Photos for Rato @ Tasveer: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tasveer, No 26/1, Kasturba Cross Road, Photos for Rato is a collection of twenty rare photographs by Nicholas Vreeland, taken during the 26 years he has been a Rato monk. They provide a glimpse into daily life in a monastery, which only an insider could have experienced. Painting exhibition: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kynkyny Art, No 148 Embassy Square, Infantry Road, Kynkyny Art presents an exhibition of paintings by Yuvan Bothi Sathuvar and Dhrubajyothi Baral.
evening trains and men more than women are victimised. Also people who belong to economically weaker sections and who are not well educated become a target. The Bangalore Beat team got in touch with Y N Babu, deputy manager receipts commercial section, who was in charge of ticket refunds. “South Western Railways is known for fair practice in issuing of tickets, and such irregularities are not found and certainly have not come to the notice of any of the railway officials.” “However as per ticketing and refunding rules, in case of reserved tickets and confirmed tickets that are cancelled, you will be refunded by deducting Rs 40 from the original ticket price. “In case of non-confirmed tickets, that is, tickets booked some hours before the departure of train, the deduction will be Rs 20 from original redressing their grievances. Soon other ticket price, so why is all this fuss being people also came forward to say they caused by passengers, there has not had also come across such problems. been a single case that has come to my An individual who did not wish to be notice” said Babu. named said that people who travel by
Mayor Sharadamma and BBMP commissioner Siddaiah take part in a tree plantation programme at Lakkasandra this morning. Deputy mayor S Harish, area MLA Ramalinga Reddy and others were present at the function.
excise minister Renukacharya of producing wine from beetroot may also get the cabinet nod. It Bangalore: The state cabinet, will be part of a new wine policy which is meeting today, may apthat has been formulated by the prove the continuation of services excise ministry. of five KAS officers who have The group of ministers would retired. approve allotment of five acre Four of these Karnataka Adland to Parimala Nagappa, ministrative Service officers are ment minister C M Udasi, and whose husband and former minwith various ministries, while Hiremaniavar, who is with social ister H Nagappa was killed by one is a special officer to Kar- welfare minister A forest brigand Veerappan in nataka’s representative in New Narayanaswamy, are the officers 2002. The allotment is likely to Delhi Dhananjay Kumar. who are likely to get the wind- happen in and around KumbalA V Prasanna, who is the per- fall. agodu on the outskirts of Bansonal secretary of higher eduThe cabinet is also likely to galore. During the regime of forcation minister Dr V S Acharya, approve a floriculture university mer chief minister S M Krishna, H M Kempe Gowda, who is with that is likely to be set up near the government had promised home and transport minister R Kolar. Allocation for the univer- a 10-acre land to the widow. But Ashok, Mendonca Antony, who sity has already been made in after the BJP government came is with Dhananjay Kumar at Kar- the budget. to power, it has been pared down nataka Bhavan in New Delhi, M The cabinet will also approve by half. R Hegde, who was the state elec- drinking water projects for in Sources told Bangalore Beat tion commissioner and then legal and around Hosakote in Banga- that it was not clear whether the advisor to the governor, S F Yo- lore Rural district. It is likely to land would be donated to her gappanavar, who was special allocate Rs 10 crore for the proj- or a nominal cost would be reofficer to public works depart- ects. The much-fancied idea of covered from Parimala.
`1.75 cr property found, 100 cases solved in city
Nirantara @ Galleryske: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Galleryske, No 2, Berlie Street, Langford Town
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live music performances. Wrangler’s Autumn/Winter Collection: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wrangler, No 777, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. The collection depicts the character that denim acquires after enduring an adrenaline fueled road trip and shows the relationship it shares with its wearer. Swarovski Charm Collection: 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Swarovski, 1st Floor, Monarch Plaza, Brigade Road. Symbolic, quirky, feminine or offbeat, the charm collection allows wearers to express their per-
Galleryske presents 'Nirantara' by Srinivasa Prasad. The artist employs materials that highlight the organic growth cycle of life, death and continuation. Next In Line: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gallery Blue Spade, The Chancery, 10/6 Lavelle Road, This exhibition features work by 13 women artists such as Sonia Jose, Dimple B Shah, Pooja Iranna, Proyanka Govil, Ritu Kamath, Shivani Aggarwal and others. Fiesta of Art: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gallery Third Eye, No A1 Epsilon Office Block, Yemalur
Bangalore police commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji inspects goods recovered by the central police in Bangalore today.
Justice Hegde: Only cure for disease of corruption is jail Bangalore Beat Bureau
sonalities through miniature works of art. Samriddhi Offer: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gitanjali, No 3049, 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar Gitanjali offers discounts of up to 20% on its Diya range of jewellery.
Main Road, Yemalur An exhibition of paintings by Ashok Kumar G Hiremath and Swapan Sarkar.
Chinmaya Mission: Discourse on Bhaja Govindam by Sujay Chaitanya, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, 15th Main, 4th Block, Koramangala, 6.30 pm.
Bangalore: The Bangalore central police division have arrested 65 accused and recovered properties worth over Rs 1.75 crore from them. At a property parade today, the police displayed the properties recovered from the accused. With the arrests, the police claimed to have solved 100 cases of theft, dacoity and robbery in different places of the city. The police have recovered gold, jewellery and other ornaments, 40 motorbikes, 20 cards and other valuables from these accused. The property parade was inspected by city police commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji, additional commissioner of police (law and order) T Sunil Kumar, central deputy commissioner of police Ramesh and other police officers.
Mysore: the department of studies in economics and cooperation, Mysore university had organised an interaction with former Lokayuktha N Santhosh Hegde. Speaking on corruption, Hegde said “Transparency is everything. India is ranked 87th in the world corruption index. When I assumed the post of Lokyuktha, it was 84th. Corruption is not a new concept; it was there before any of us were born. But it is on the increase now. Earlier there was a saying that five fingers were enough to stop corruption but now, you need five fingers to point out the clean people. Earlier corruption was in terms of two zeros, like 100s or 500s, now it’s in terms of fifteen zeroes. There is no limit to corruption. Public needs to wonder, what will be the future if this level of corruption continues. Politicians say India has seen a lot of development, where is this development? There is no de-
Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde.
velopment in the rural areas. We have to take administration to the villages. Panchayat raj was good concept for this. But now there is corruption even there. Every year the government gives 4-5 crores to each village but where is that money? “In my five years of experience as the Lokayuktha I have seen corruption everywhere. Even in things like pensions for old people, handicapped people and widows. We are forgetting human values. This is a disease called ‘greed over need’. The only cure for it is to go to jail. Ambition I fine within limits, but if it crosses the limit then this treatment is needed. People have developed aversions like, if they go to a government hospital, they will not come back. Doctors need to be honest and straightforward. Everywhere corruption is increasing. We should think about this.” Hedge also released a book ‘removal of corruption by human beings’ by Dr R Balasubramaniam.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Youth Cong polls on in full swing
Haveri: The police today provided tight security for voters in the Youth Congress presidential poll in the district. There was even a small scuffle between two groups during the voting in Hanagal town. Today the second round of voting takes place for the post of KPYCC president. Counting will be on Oct 15 and the winner will be announced the same day. The candidate who gets the second highest number of votes will be the vice-president and the next highest will be general secretary of the youth congress.
Blow for Uphaar victims, SC lowers compensation
New Delhi: In a major relief for Ansal Theatre and Clubotels Ltd in the 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy in New Delhi, the Supreme Court on Thursday reduced the compensation payable to the family of those killed in the tragedy. The apex court reduced the compensation for persons above 20 years who died in the tragedy from Rs 18 lakh to Rs 10 lakh and that for people below 20
years has been reduced from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh. Ansal Theatre and Clubotels Ltd, which owned the Uphaar theatre, will pay 85 per cent of the the compensation while the remaining 15 per cent will have to be paid by the Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB). However, the court also observed that the Ansals and the DVB are liable for the Uphaar tragedy, and not the Municipal
Coprporation of Delhi and the licencing authority. The decision comes more than 14 years after the inferno snuffed out 59 lives and injured 103 others. The Association of Victims of Uphaar Fire Tragedy (AVUT) had sought a civil compensation from Ansal Theatre and Clubotels Ltd. and the Delhi government alleged 'negligence' on their part led to the fire in the cinema hall.
The verdict of this case came on April 24, 2003, and the Delhi High Court found owners of the Uphaar cinema, MCD, DVB and the licensing authority 'guilty of negligence', and awarded Rs 25 crore civil compensation to the relatives of victims, which included Rs 15 lakh each to the relatives of the victims, less than 20 years at the time of the tragedy and a sum of Rs 18 lakh each to those, above 20 years.
PM race: Uma Bhushan attack: Tejinder Bagga and Vishnu Gupta arrested backs Advani
New Delhi: On the third day of the LK Advani's Jan Chetna Yatra, BJP senior leader Uma Bharti on Thursday added fuel to the discussions over the party's prime ministerial candidature in the next Lok Sabha elections, supporting the veteran yatri's name for the race. Bharti pitched for Advani as the BJP's Prime Ministrial man while supporting Advani's anticorruption yatra. Addressing a rally at Varanasi, she said, "Those who have started the yatra from Varanasi, have gone on to become the become the Prime Minister of India." The former MP CM who in the past has slammed Advani for his remark on Jinnah, was of all-praise for the 83-yr-old Advani. Uma Bharti was recently reindcuted into the BJP with an eye on UP polls. As his Jan Chetna Yatra entered third day on Thursday, Advani had to face protests against his proposed rally in Varanasi.
Congress workers shouted Anti-Advani slogans wirth hoardings in their hands. The police personnel deployed to check the crowd escorted the protesters into a bus. Advani is expected to proceed towards Mathura later in the day where BJP senior leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley are expected to flag off the Mathura segment of the yatra. With this, Advani will wrap up the Uttar Pradesh leg of Jan Chetna Yatra against corruption. He is expected to enter Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district later this evening.
Going back in time
New Delhi: Two of the three men who attacked senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Wednesday inside his chamber have been arrested by the Delhi Police. Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga and Vishnu Gupta, the two men who had been absconding after attacking Bhushan, were arrested by the Delhi Police on Thursday from a house where they were hiding. The duo, who apparently belong to a little known outfit called the Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena, has been brought to the Tilak Marg police station. Both have been booked for trespass, criminal assault and criminal conspiracy. Earlier they had said that they would court arrest in Patiala House Court at 11.30 am. However, the police arrested them before they could reach the court. Soon after Bhushan was attacked Bagga claimed responsibility for the incident. He also claimed that he had attacked
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Hurriyat Leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani and activist Arundhati Roy for their remarks on Kashmir. The third person who attacked Prashant Bhushan Inder Verma was arrested on Wednesday itself. Verma claims that he is the president of a right wing group called Sri Ram Sena. Bhushan, a close aide of anticorruption crusader Anna Hazare, was beaten up by three people inside his chamber in the Supreme Court on Wednesday because of his comments on the removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the Kashmir Valley. The trio barged into Bhushan's chamber on Wednesday afternoon claiming that they had an appointment with him and brutally assaulted him. The attackers pulled the lawyer out of the chair, slapped, dragged and repeatedly punched him. Even after Bhushan fell down the attackers kept on hitting him with their legs. Bhushan's shirt
was torn and his spectacles fell why we attacked him." This was not the only act of when he was roughed up. Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena. Bagga claimed that he had attacked Attacker distances Hurriyat Leader Syed Ali Shah himself from BJP Gilani and activist Arundhati New Delhi: Tejinder Singh Bag- Roy in the past. ga, one of the three men who He denied any connection attacked senior lawyer Prashant with BJP, saying he was with the Bhushan, says he does not regret party two years ago and now his act and denies any link with have no connection with it. the RSS and BJP. "I have no links with the BJP Just before going to Patiala now. I used to be their member House court to surrender, he once upon a time. I don't deny I said," We did this because have posters of BJP leaders in Prashant Bhushan said there my house. But they were put up should be a referendum on Kash- a year back," he said. mir. I don't think Bhushan deOn why he is going to surrenserved any other treatment." der, he candidly said, "We have "Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena broken the law. We accept it. So, is an organisation which we are going to surrender." also does social work. We always His father Preet Pal Singh condemn anti-national state- has condemned his son's act, ments. Anyone who makes state- saying,"What he did was ments like these will be attacked wrong. I don't support his action. by us," he said. I have noticed this in past that When asked if this act was on whenver someone has spoken anyone's behest, he said, "It was against Kashmir he has reacted solely our own decision. We did- this way." n't like his statements and that's
Guv accepts Upa Lokayuktaʼs resignation Bangalore Beat Bureau
HBCS. Gururajan bought a site in judicial layout in 2001 and Bangalore: Governor H R gave an affidavit at the time statBharadwaj has accepted the res- ing that he does not own any ignation of Upa Lokayukta R Gu- other land. However, Gururajan rurajan. In a sudden move yes- already owned a flat in terday, Gururajan tendered his Malleswaram at the time. He resignation from the post of Upa also constructed a house in the Lokayuktha to the city citing Chitrapura housing co-operative poor health. Sources believe how- society. ever that that is not the real reaA person who owns a son. Gururajan was unavailable site/flat/house in Bangalore is for comment. not allowed to buy a site from Gururajan took up the position any other house building co-opof Upa Lokayukta just two erative society. This affair coming months back, but became em- to light has left Gururajan red in broiled in a property scam in the face.
BSY: Power problems will soon be over Bangalore Beat Bureau
Shimoga: The central government has agreed to supply sufficient coal to the state, said former chief minister B S Yedyurappa here today. Addressing the media during the inauguration of a new and improved KSRTC bus terminus at Shimoga, Yedyurappa said, “The power crisis in the state is due to shortage of coal. This problem will be solved in two days when we get a supply of coal from the central government.” “Not just Karnataka, but many other states too are facing severe
Maruti strike declared illegal New Delhi: The strike at the Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant entered its seventh day on Thursday with it being declared illegal by the Haryana Labour Department the police and the administration. The protesting workers told to evacuate the plant's premises immediately. In support of the striking workers, different trade unions have pledged to hold a meeting outside the Manesar plant. Meanwhile, the Haryana Labour Department has initiated the process to cancel the registration of union at the Manesar plant, along with those at Suzuki Powertrain and Suzuki Motorcycle. When contacted, a Labour Department official said, "The workers have not replied to the notice
issued against them for the violation of settlement agreement signed on October 1 and hence a prosecution will be filed against them in the court." Since the strike has been declared illegal, the police has been given the power to evict the workers from the factory, he added. Workers at MSI's Manesar plant went on stay-in strike on October 7 afternoon completely affecting production at the plant, demanding reinstatement of over 1,000 casual workers and 44 permanent employees, who were suspended during the standoff that started on August 29. Simultaneously, workers at SPIL and SMIPL have gone on strike in support of their colleagues at MSI Manesar plant.
Explosive was for Delhi: Police Protesters distribute kerosene lamps to households while demonstrating against load shedding at Mysore today. The state has been facing a severe power shortage.
Govt mooting Rajyotsava awards for lens men
New Delhi: The Delhi police today revealed that the explosives found in an abandoned car in Ambala was meant for banned terror outfit Babbar Khalsa International and was to be used in Delhi. As per the Delhi Police, central intelligence agencies had provided the input that a module of the Lashkar-e-Toiba was active in J&K. Then on October 12, a specific input was passed on about a consignment of explosives being sent from J&K for use in Delhi. A possible terror attack was foiled just days before the Diwali
festival with the recovery of over 5-kg explosives and detonators from a car parked outside the Ambala Cantt Railway Station, police said on Thursday. Haryana Police sources said two newspapers with Jammu dateline and empty sweet box from a shop in Jammu was found in the car. Acting on a tip-off, a joint police team of Delhi and Haryana found the explosives in a blue Indica car parked outside the railway station on Wednesday night. "Five detonators, two timer devices, five kg explosives in two
packets and two batteries were seized from the car lying parked outside the railway station," Haryana's Director General of Police, Ranjiv Dalal, who along with senior officials of Haryana Police rushed to the spot, said. Bomb disposal squads were summoned from Madhuban and other neighbouring places. A box of sweets was found lying in the car, which showed that it was purchased from Jammu's Bari Brahmna area besides two newspapers from Jammu and Kashmir. The car was bearing a fake Haryana registration number
and police suspect that it was a stolen one. When asked if the intended target of the terror plot could have been Delhi, Dalal said, "Senior officers from various investigating and security agencies are here. We are probing every angle". As the cantonment area is also located in Ambala, police would also be probing if the target could have been a military installation in the region. The explosives have been sent for forensic test and a team of National Security Guard (NSG) from Delhi has reached the spot.
It's cut‑throat business: Bopara A
Law and parliamentary affairs minister Suresh Kumar and renowned filmmaker M S Sathy inaugurate Chaaya Vishishta –Masters and Fellows, a photography exhibition from different photographers, at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath this morning.
Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: “Photographers in the state should have an academy and I will talk to chief minister to set up one such academy,” said law and parliamentary affairs minister Suresh Kumar here this morning, while inaugurating a Chaaya Vishishta –Masters and Fellows, a photography exhibition from different photographers, at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath this morning. The neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have such academies, he said. “Photographers make obscure concepts real. They also capture
the present for use by the future generations,” he said. The exhibition with 150 photographs will be on from October 13 to October 17. It has works of some of the state’s best photographers. M Y Ghorpade, T N A Perumul, B Srinivas, M N Jayakumar, H V Praveen Kumar, R Dev, C Ramachandra Rao, S Nagaraj, S Thippeswamy, H Satish, Dr G Thomas, C Rajagopal, B N S Deo were among the photographers who have put up their works. Animals, birds, domestic life, dawn and dusk are the concepts on display here. Suresh Kumar said, “The gov-
ernment is thinking of recognising the works of photographers by giving them rajyotsava awards from next year.” The exhibition has been organised by Prakruthi Creations and showcases works of those who have spent most parts of their life clicking photographs. The exhibition also aims at creating awareness about different species that are on the verge extinction and the necessity of protecting our environment, said K Soumya, coordinator, Prakruthi Creations. Renowned filmmaker M S Sathyu too took part in the inauguration.
fter a couple of important innings for England during their home ODI series against India, Ravi Boparastarted the tour of India with a score of 73 against Hyderabad, which was crucial to the England XI winning the game. However, Bopara, who has been in and out of the England side during his career, is not taking anything for granted. "It's a cut-throat business," he said. "You've just got to keep playing well whenever things are in your favour, and make sure you nail it." England dominated India at home, winning the Test series 4-0 and the five-match ODI series 3-0, but the challenge for them will be to adapt to conditions in the subcontinent, where they struggled during the World Cup. Bopara said singles would be important since sometimes it was difficult to go through with your shots on Indian pitches. "You've always got to look for boundaries; you've got to keep hitting the ball very hard. But it is a lot more difficult in India because you do know that if the pitch is not playing quite right you can't go through with all
Bopara recently put in a surprising performance with the ball, taking 4 for 10 to help England beat West Indies in a Twenty20 international at The Oval. He said he expected his bowling to be called upon against India as well. "I think it's important for me to get my bowling right on this tour. At some stage my bowling is going to be called upon and I'm going to have to do a good job because, as we know, this Indian side have a very, very good batting line-up; they are playing in their own conditions too." He said he hoped to kick on from the positive start to the your shots. There is the worry first 15 overs before Bopara and tour. of chipping it to the infield. Chris Woakes took them to a Meanwhile, wicketkeeper"You've got to have that in score of 219. "It was a little bit of batsman Craig Kieswetter is set mind. You don't then hit the ball a difficult pitch, especially up to join England at practice for quite as hard or freely as you front," Bopara said. "With the the first time on October 10, after would like to. On those sorts of new ball, it was quite tough. But Somerset were eliminated from pitches, the singles do become once the ball got older, it got the Champions League T20 at very important - you don't want better. the semi-final stage. to be tied up with too many dot "It was hard to get the ball Kisewetter suffered a bruised balls and put yourself under away, and quite a soft outfield. arm during the semi-final against pressure, and have to look for a It was one of those where we Mumbai Indians, when he was big shot on a pitch that is not thought we should be scoring a struck by a smash down the quite suited to the batters." lot quicker, but in reality I ground from his batting partner England's batsmen had a thought 240 would have been a Jos Buttler. tough time of it against Hyder- good score, and as it proved 220 England will assess the injury abad, losing four wickets in the was a good score." as soon as possible.
power crisis. We are not ready to blame anyone. Opposition parties should not make baseless allegations against the government. “Instead they should cooperate with the government to overcome the crisis.” Yedyurappa said.
Sensex listless; ICICI, SBI move up
Mumbai: Indian equity benchmarks were moving around key psychological levels - Nifty was hovering around 5100 and Sensex 17000 level. Banks, technology, realty, ADAG and select metal stocks were supporting the market while FMCG, power, healthcare, auto and capital goods stocks were on sellers' radar. The 50-share NSE Nifty fell 21 points to 5,078 and the 30-share BSE Sensex declined 69 points to 16,889. The roller-coaster ride for the markets may continue, says Rakesh Arora of Macquarie. "Globally, the European issue is likely to remain in a limbo till the meeting on November 4. Thus domestic issues will take centre stage. We are not expecting positive newsflow from earnings and the next Policy meet, hence recommend selling on rallies," he reasoned. Among largecaps, ITC, L&T, Bharti Airtel, M&M, Tata Motors, HUL, ONGC, NTPC, Maruti, Tata Power, Jaiprakash Associates, Coal India and JSPL lost 1-2 per cent. HDFC and Hero Motocorp fell 0.6 per cent. However, buying continued in ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, SBI, TCS, Tata Steel, Sterlite and DLF, which gained 1-2 per cent. Infosys and BHEL rose 0.4 per cent each. Market breadth was in favour of advances; about 818 shares were on buyers' radar while 553 shares were under pressure.
Stir against N‑plant intensiﬁes in TN Chennai: The protests against the Kudankulum nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu have intensified with the villagers blocking all entry points to the project on Thursday. Around 700 of the 1000 scientists and engineers could not report for work at the Kudankulam nuclear plant, which is in the Tirunelveli district of the state, after the protesters blocked roads and stopped them from proceeding to the plant. Around 5000 of the 6000 contract workers could not reach the plant site. More than 100 villagers are on on indefinite fast while another 1000 are on relay hunger strike near the nuclear plant site. They are demanding the nuclear power project should be scrapped. The protests have intensified just a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wrote a second letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa seeking the state's help in continuing the work at the power plant.
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