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Petrol prices may change every 15 days: BPCL

Mumbai: In a new development, oil distribution company BPCL has suggested that petrol prices are likely to change again over the next few days. According to the company, a regular fortnightly revision is likely to happen in petrol prices. It has further said that rupee depreciation and crude prices would be reflected in petrol in the next fortnight. This comes a day after petrol prices were slashed by Rs 1.85 per litre, which was the first cut in the last 33 months. Reacting to the cut, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas RPN Singh had said, "Crude oil have come down by $4 and we have passed it on to consumers. Petrol prices are deregulated."

Defiling: Bandh in Madikeri Bangalore Beat Bureau Madikeri: Madikeri shut down completely today in protest against the desecration of Gen Kariappa’s statue in the town yesterday. Shops and other establishments shut shop voluntarily to condemn the incident that has angered the entire Kodava community. Yesterday, the statue of Gen Kariappa in the heart of the city was found with footwear in its left hand. Protesters took out a march through the town and shouted slogans against the incident. They demanded that the police arrest the culprits and bring them to book immediately. Similar protests were also seen in Mysore. Members of the Kodava Samaj took out a march through the main roads of the city amid slogan shouting. They also carried banners condemning the desecration. Mysore MP H Vishwanath, who extended support to the protest by participating in the march, said the police should trace the culprits and arrest them immediately. “It is a huge disgrace. It is like shaming ourselves with such acts,” he added.

AUTO FARES TO Ash gives COME DOWN? birth to baby girl LPG prices cut by `1.45; to cost `44.62/kg in city Bangalore Beat Bureau

Bangalore: Bangaloreans who regularly use autorickshaws can heave a sigh of relief now. In a move that could bring down the auto fares, the central government today reduced the prices of auto LPG by more than a rupee. This is the second piece of good news in two days, which follows reduction in petrol prices by more than Rs 2 yesterday. The price of auto liquid petroleum gas, or LPG, which is used by all autorickshaws in the city, has been reduced by Rs 1.45 per kilogram. With this, the price of 1 kg of LPG has come down from Rs 46.07 to Rs 44.62 per kg. The prices are effective from midnight last night. Autorickshaw drivers had till recently been demanding a rise in the meter fares as the last increase in price had not been accounted for. They had taken out protests, held demonstrations and submitted memorandums to the deputy commissioner demanding a hike in the fares. But with today’s reduction,

the fares could actually come down. The price of LPG is linked to petrol and since the price of the fuel came down yesterday, it was but natural that the LPG price too is reduced by the staterun fuel supply companies, industry observers said. Yesterday, the price of petrol

came down from Rs 76.79 to Rs 74.36, a reduction of Rs 2.43, in Bangalore. The Union government applied pressure on government-run fuel retailers to pass on the benefits of fall in international crude oil prices to the customers. The price reduction was the first in the last 33

Protest against ʻLokayukta‑baitersʼ

Gangadhar Pujar

Melbourne: The United States seems to have influenced Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's U-turn on uranium exports to India, as the Obama administration viewed the long-standing ban was a roadblock to greater engagement between Washington and New Delhi. "Gillard's decision to open the door to uranium exports to India came after talks with the Obama administration, which viewed the ban as a roadblock to greater engagement between Washington and New Delhi," The Australian newspaper claimed. Full report on page 4

London: The organisers of the 2012 London Olympics have defended their sponsorship deal with Dow Chemicals despite protests from Indian Olympians and campaign groups over the company's link to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. Appearing before the culture, media and sport select committee of the British parliament, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog) Chairman Sebastian Coe said the deal with Dow to fund and construct the fabric wrap around the Olympic Stadium in east London was on. Full report on page 4

Manu Sharma gets 5‑day respite New Delhi: Manu Sharma, currently serving a life sentence for murdering model Jessica Lall, will leave jail for a few days later this month. The Delhi High court has granted him permission to attend his brother's wedding. It warned him not to repeat an earlier performance where he was seen at a Delhi nightclub while on parole. Mr Sharma can leave jail from November 21 to 25.

months, which have seen the price of essential fuel only going northward. With this, the government that had been facing intense criticism from its ruling party partner Trinamool Congress and the people can take the sting out of the criticism.

HC stays case against Balakrishne Bangalore Beat Bureau

Oz does U‑turn on uranium

Olympics panel backs Dow

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Members of the Youth Congress wear masks of chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda, former chief miniser D V Sadananda Gowda, JD(S) national president H D Deve Gowda and JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy in the city today. They were protesting against the alleged ploy of these leaders to see the end of corruption watchdog, the Lokayukta.

Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court today stayed for eight weeks proceedings against H D Balakrisne Gowda, son of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, in the disproportionate assets cases. A single judge bench of B V Pinto heard the petition filed by Balakrishne Gowda against a complaint filed by former Visvesvaray Iron and Steel Ltd Balakrishna. The court also ordered that notices be served against the complainant and Lokayukta police. Balakrishna had complained before the Lokayuta special court that Balakrishne Gowda, a retired KAS officer, had amassed wealth of over Rs 500 crore, which is higher than his known sources of income. In earlier rulings, the high court has specified that stay cannot be ordered in cases related to prevention of corruption act. Balakrishne Gowda had filed a criminal case against the proceedings in the case before the Lokayukta special court. Arguing for Gowda, advocate Uday Holla said that it is an old case and that a case has already been booked. He argued that it was a political gimmick which is being played by Deve Gowda’s detractors.

Sex workersʼ fight Nirani case leads to murder put off to Bangalore Beat Bureau

Bangalore: A fight between two sex workers turned deadly for one of their boyfriends in the city recently. The police arrested Tommy alias Jagga (30), a resident of Domlur, and five others for killing Chandru. The police stated that Chandru was running a prostitution ring and was in regular touch with a sex worker Lakshmi. Similarly, Tommy too run flesh trade and was close to another sex worker Gayatri. Recently, Lakshmi and Gayatri fought over some issue. When his girlfriend complained to him, Chandru called up Tommy on his mobile phone and threatened him with dire consequences. An enraged Tommy ganged up with four

of his associates and killed Chandru at BTM Layout. Chandru’s friend Vijay Kumar, who too was with him at the time of the attack, escaped with injuries. Vijay Kumar filed a police complaint about the murderous assault, which was investigated by the City Crime Branch police. Apart from Tommy, the police have also arrested Venkatesh alias Tarakari (25), Ramkumar alias Kumar (19), Kullegowda (31) and Manjunath alias Manja (28).

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Bangalore: The Lokayukta special court has put off hearing in the case of alleged illegal land denotification against major and medium industries minister Murugesh Nirani to December 12. The court acceding to the Lokayukta police request gave them more time to investigate the case. Full report on page 3

Mumbai: Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former Miss World and her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan. The delivery took place at the Seven Hills Hospital in Marol, Mumbai. A proud grandfather, Amitabh tweeted on Wednesday morning, "T 561 - I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl !!" Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai had married on April 20, 2007 as per Hindu customs. The much publicised wedding had taken place in a private ceremony at 'Prateeksha', the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai. Twitter has been the speculation ground for the Bachchan baby since long. There have been speculations on the exact date of delivery and the gender of the baby. An irritated Amitabh Bachchan had even hit back after the interest shown by the media and people by tweeting, "Getting congratulatory messages on Aishwarya delivering a boy !!! Guess they know more than even she does !! False and incorrect news." Even celebrities did not lag behind in expressing interest about the baby. Renowned novelist Tasleema Nasreen had tweeted that "I love Aishwarya Rai. But when I said 'I wish she would give birth to a baby girl', people asked me, Why do you hate Aishwarya?"

Actress Aishwarya Rai with her actor-husband Abhishek Bachchan. A set of guidelines, issued purportedly by the Broadcast Editors Association, recently surfaced prompting senior Bachchan to deny having tried to influence the coverage of the high profile birth. The much awaited birth of the year has made the child a celebrity in her/his own way. It will be interesting to see how the Bachchan family will guard the baby from being exposed to the limelight even before it reaches a certain age. Continued on page 3

BSY gets bail in two other cases Bangalore Beat Bureau

son-in-law Sohan Kumar. The judge also took an undertaking Bangalore: Former chief minister B S from the accused, stating that they would Yeddyurappa got further legal relief with not tamper with evidence, would not try the Karnataka High Court today granting to contact the witnesses and not go out of him bail in two other cases of alleged il- the country without permission from the legal land denotification. Lokayukta special court, before which the With this, the BJP strongman has got cases are behind heard. bail in four of the five cases against him. This is a new development in the state Justice Billappa, while granting him bail, judiciary as only recently. Only recently, ordered him to furnish a bond of Rs 2 lakh the Supreme Court had ordered that such and sureties. undertakings would be necessary before The judge also granted bail to his sons accused are granted bail. B Y Raghavendra and B Y Vijendra and his Continued on page 3


Wednesday, November 16, 2011


n the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says, “You cannot get into yoga (union with the Self) unless you drop the desires in you”. So the question is how to drop the desires. Meditation is the art of letting go of your desires. Life teaches you the art of letting go in every event. What is that you are looking for? I will give you an example. Have you seen dogs biting bones? You know why they bite bones? Biting and biting that hard bone makes wound inside their mouth. Its own blood comes out and the dog feels that the bone is very tasty! After a while its whole mouth is soared. Poor dog has spent the whole time chewing the bone getting nothing out of it! Any joy you experience in life is from the depth of your self when you let go all that you hold on to and settle down being centered in that space. That is called meditation. Actually, meditation is not an act; it is the art of doing nothing! The rest in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have because

in meditation you transcend all desires. This brings such coolness to the brain and it is like servicing or overhauling the whole body-mind complex. We look at everything but we do not look at our own faculties. Life has many faculties – body, breath, etc. Are you aware of your body? You become aware of your body only when it aches. Just as a child throws tantrums when it is not given attention, your body throws tantrums when you don’t attend to it. If you attend to your body constantly, it won’t throw tantrums. And attending to the body is not just about food and exercise; it is taking your attention to each part of your body and loving it consciously. Your body is the closest thing to you; it is the first layer of existence. The second faculty is breath. What makes the skin different from leather? It is the breath. Even shoes have some value. But your body, when it is not breathing, has no value. Our first act, when we came to the world, was to breathe in and the last act will be to

Brainstorming over journalism


By Sri Sri Ravishankar

Air chief to visit city tomorrow

S Radhakrishna

Bangalore: Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne, chief of air staff, Indian Air Force, will be in the city tomorrow and Friday. This is his maiden visit to the city after taking over as chief of air staff. During his visit, he will address station commanders of various units of training command tomorrow and will be the chief guest at the 51st ISAM (Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine) conference at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine on Friday. The aim of the station commander’s conference is to interact with commanders and discuss various issues and aspects related to training, administration and maintenance. The focus will be on reviewing training needs to meet the challenges of new acquisition of aircraft and weapon systems, and also to sensitise the commanders about cyber security, internal and external security issues. The conference would also focus on enhancement of human resources management, so that an air warrior would be able to seamlessly integrate into the operational environment of the future, with requisite professional capabilities and skills. The chief of air staff will be accompanied by his wife, president of the Air Force Wives’ Welfare Association. She will pay a visit to Umeed Asha Kiran School for the differently-abled children and discuss various welfare measures being undertaken in training command.

Editor Du Gu Lakshmana, senior journalist Khadri Achutan, former director of Doordarshan G M Shirahatti, a news television channel representative K H Saitri and Karnataka Madhyama Academy chairman D P Parameshwara take part in a seminar on “Media as means of communication to the public’ on the National Journalism Day at Badai House in Bangalore today.

Leading Taiwan textile firms in city for fair Bangalore: The annual Taiwan Textile Fair 2011 is on in the city. The fair that is ending today aimed at opening new business avenues for the textile and garment industry. The textile and garment industry in the state, especially Bangalore, has had a strong garment export focus. Around 15,000 garment units of different sizes are concentrated in and around the city with an annual turnover exceeding Rs 4,500 crore. Many well-known multinational brands have chosen the state to set up their global sourcing centres, such as Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Marks & Spencer, Gap, H&M, Mothercare etc. Jennifer Liu, project manager, Taiwan Textile Federation, said, “The Taiwan Textile Fair 2011 will act as a business matchmaking meeting and give opportunities to the Taiwan textile industry to expose their business concepts and services to the Indian marketers, business buyers, partners, distribution channels and key decision makers. Every year, we come down to meet big format retailers, leading domestic brands and exporters. This year, we plan to make new ties and long association with the some of the best in Indian textile industry.” The creativity and functionality of Taiwanese textile products have long been recognised by international designers, brands, importers and retailers in all major importing countries. These products are in perfect synergy with the Indian exporters’ increasing requirements for worldclass fabrics, yarns and trimmings. Powering India's garment manufacturing and exports through a wide variety of innovative offerings, these leading companies from Taiwan will not only exhibit their cutting edge and contemporary products,

People visit the Taiwan Textile Fair at The Oberoi hotel in the city. but also establish long-term business associations and tie-ups in the field of textiles. Organised by the Taiwan Textile Federation in conjunction with Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan and managed by the Worldex Group, the fair is supported by the leading textile associations of India, like the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI). The fair has showcased a variety of products ranging from knitted fabrics (jacquard, lace, mesh, jersey), sporting socks, functional socks, stockings, tights, panty hose, gloves, tapes, cotton grey fabrics, cotton yarn, children wear, high performance woven fabrics for casual sports, functional fabrics for outdoor & sportswear, woven fabrics for casual & city wear, poly yarn dyed, nylon yarn dyed, zipper, slider, zipper making machine to interlinings.

Free training programme Bangalore: The Canara Bank Institute of Information Technology has organised a free, three-month training programme in DTP and networking. The candidates should have passed at least SSLC or PUC. Preference will be given to graduates, diploma and ITI passouts. The family income should not exceed Rs 50,000 per annum. Interested must appear for the selection exam at 10 am on November 23. For more information, contact: The Canara Bank Institute of Information Technology, third floor, Chitrapura Bhavan, 8th main road, 15th cross, Malleswaram or call: 23440036.

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breathe out. But we ignore this primordial function of our life. The third faculty that we possess is our mind. This is the faculty through which we perceive and yet this is the faculty that we know the least about. The next faculty is intellect. Even as you are reading now, your intellect is saying something. It is passing some sort of judgment, it is accepting or rejecting what is written, questioning my words. All this comes with intellect. The fifth faculty, which is our memory, functions in a very funny manner; if you receive ten compliments from someone and one criticism, it is that one criticism that will cling to your memory. Basically, memory feeds on interest. It retains only those situations and subjects in which it feels interest; if you enjoy astronomy, your memory will also treasure it. Then there is ego. When you are happy, something in you expands. That something is ego. Ego brings happiness; it brings creativity, shyness,

grief. If you are shy and timid, it is because of your ego; joy and pride are also due to ego; behind every fear, there is ego. We know very little about the function of ego. Knowledge of your ego can strengthen you; it will eliminate your vulnerability. The next faculty is something that does not have tangible boundaries. Sometimes when you are relaxed or you are in love, you feel a sense of wonder, that there is something more mysterious in life than we are aware. That something is the self, the consciousness, the atma. You may hardly notice it, but those few seconds give you so much peace and tranquility. Preserving those moments will enrich your life. Meditation is letting go of anger from the past, the events of the past and all the planning for the future. Planning can hold you back from diving deep into yourself. Meditation is accepting this moment and living every moment totally with depth. The more you have learnt to let go, the happier and freer you are.

Krishna: We must interact with Rim nations on energy Bangalore: India needs to have interactions with the Indian Ocean Rim countries in areas of energy, where rising costs of conventional resources has become a cause for worry, said external affairs minister on the concluding day of the 11th council of ministers’ meeting of Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC). “There is a need for cooperation at regional and sub-regional between the IOR countries. There is a greater interaction on climate change, trade and commerce, fisheries, piracy and tourism between member countries,” he said. He emphasised the need for setting up of more disaster management agencies on the lines of an early warning system set up for tsunamis. The governments need to explore the possibility of collaborative approach in the academia, he added. On the concerns raised by several Rim countries on violation of international maritime borders that has been affecting respective economies and the problem of human trafficking, Krishna said that India has been talking to these countries and trying to arrive at a solution. “This meeting will also discuss piracy that has been bothering everyone. It will arrive at a consensus and form a policy that

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ious senior management executives and production/safety heads took part in the seminar. M S Mahadev, senior assistant director of factories, said, “Workplace safety concept involves creating a safe working atmosphere, and securing and safeguarding the lives of the employees. Workplace safety, especially in the manufacturing sector, is of prime importance since it involves risks that could be fatal. No matter what job you

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

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S M Krishna will be taken to other international organisations which are working on similar lines,” he said. “Officials will discuss ways to simplify procedures for utilisation of the special fund, which has been an effective instrument to finance projects and studies of common interest. India will provide additional $1 million to the fund,” he said. India, which took over the chairmanship of IOR-ARC from Yemen this year, will hold the post till next year, when Australia will take over the chair. The next IOR-ARC would be held in Perth, Australia.

pick, safety is one of the primary expectations that you seek while you are at work. Workplace safety ensures that an employee can feel secure about undertaking his routine tasks with complete determination and confidence.” The safety awareness campaign was largely targeted at the operations managers/factory owners of each of the manufacturing companies across Peenya Industrial Area as well as the workers at those plants.




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3M holds safety drive for plant managers at Peenya Bangalore: The 3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety (OH&ES), a division of multi-national company 3M, recently conducted a unique seminar on safety for plant managers, educating them about the need to have and use safety equipment at their factories. It also stressed on the need for employees to realise the importance of their lives by taking preventive steps and implementing safety measures at work. Var-

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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)

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

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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)


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 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Vijay (11.15 am, 2.30, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Vision Cinemas (10 am, 1, 4, 7 pm)


Wednesday, November 16, 2011



OF ORGANIC FARMING L Raghunanda Bangalore Beat Bureau

General Sahitya Suggi: Release of anthology of poems penned by Doddarangegowda, Justice A J Sadashiva to take part, Voice of the Age, Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Chamarajpet, 5 pm. Karnataka Janashakthi: Discussion on closure of government schools, Kuvempu Auditorium, Kannada Sahitya Parishat, 4 pm. South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring: Free human rights counselling and legal advice for victims of human rights violation, I/F Anjanappa Complex, 35, Hennur Main Road, Lingarajapuram, St Thomas Town, 3.30 pm. All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha: Felicitation of toppers in SSLC and PU exams, Minister for Co-operation Lakshman Savadi to take part, Hangal Sri Kumaraswamy Auditorium (ground floor), “Veerashaiva-Lingayat” Bhavan, No 17/4, Bellary Road, Sadashivanagar, 4 pm.

Cultural The Indian Institute of World Culture: Talk on “Mind – House and Book” by Dr S M Shivappa, No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi, 6 pm. BuJazzO Live: Chowdiah Memorial Hall. BuJazzO (Bundesjazzorchester), Germany’s Youth Jazz Orchestra, performs live. The band is accompanied by legendary Indian percussionist T A S Mani, and vocalist R A Ramamani. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An Arrangement of Shoes: Ranga Shankara. The play chronicles the lives of a family against the backdrop of the history of modern India, and the Gulf War. The play is structured as a non-linear narrative, weaving together flashbacks, intercuts and close-ups. The same performer portrays all the roles in the play. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Kala Nadam: ADA Rangamandira. A festival of classical dance and music, featuring performances by K Murali Mohan, Priyadarshini Smita Srinivasan, Tandava, Arif and many more. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Eating out The Grand Indian Lunch Buffet: at Turquoise. Experience the grand Indian lunch buffet consisting of over 35 dishes with around 5 starters, 4 vegetarian gravies, 2 non vegetarian gravies , 7 desserts and lots more. Lunch Buffet: At Applewood, Koramangala. A global and Indian lunch buffet, which includes soups, starters, main course and desserts, priced at Rs. 299 plus taxes per head. Strawberry Promotion: Sugar & Spice, Vivanta by Taj — MG

Road. A new menu to celebrate the strawberry season. Goodies on offer include strawberry tuxedoes, artisan chocolates with strawberry fillings and mascarpone and strawberry cakes. The Grand Trunk Road:  Lido, Ista Hotel. A trip down the Grand Trunk Road, through its kitchens. The chefs rustle up specialities from Kabul to Kolkata. Mediterranean Set Lunch: Fireflies, Lavelle Road. A set lunch consisting of soups, salads, appetisers, main course and dessert. The two course meal is priced at Rs 299, and the three course meal is priced at Rs 399. Rajasthani Thaat at Raj Pavillion: The Raj Pavilion, ITC Windsor. A festival featuring regional delicacies from Rajasthan. The dinner buffet is priced at Rs 1350 plus taxes. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

New Soups and Starters at Tasty Tangles: The Tasty Tangles, UB City. The Tasty Tangles introduces new soups and vegetarian starters on its menu. Guests can expect picks like Wonton Noodle Soup, Spinach and Sweet Corn Soup, and Seafood Cilantro Broth, as well as Sweet and Sour Crispy Vegetables and Spicy Lemongrass Paneer Cakes. Kebab and Wine Pairings: Jashn , Le Meridien, No 28, Sankey Road, High Grounds Exotic kebabs paired with Four Seasons wine. What's on offer includes Salmon Tikka paired with Four seasons Chenin Blanc, and mushrooms and broccoli for the vegetarians. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Germany has been organising the world’s biggest organic trade fair under Bio-Fach. It has grabbed the attention Bangalore: Germany is far ahead as of the world to promote its own organic compared to other countries in the farming industry. world in organic farming. The DeutschTo overcome any eventuality of nonland woke up more than three decades availability of organic raw material for ago to the necessity of shifting to envi- its own industry, Germany is partnering ronmentally friendly ways and took to with various stakeholders connected organic farming. The government sup- with the organic industry – farming ported the initiative and pushed organic community, suppliers etc. – in countries farming hard. like India, Australia, China and Japan. “Germans are constantly innovating “This will help sustenance of its ortechnology available to deliver ganic industry, which in the beginning processed organic food products. After was backed by the government. But organic foods are collected, they are henceforth, the sustenance of organic turned into products. The technology industry will rest on the private players is difficult to develop, but Germany is who will have to take the initiative to striving hard,” said Andreas N Meyer retain the prime position of Germany,” of Vivani, the German company that he said. On the necessity to adopt of manufactures organic chocolate prod- organic farming, he said, “If one is ucts. worried about climate change, ecolog-

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ical imbalance, soil infertility and other issues concerning environment then sustainable agriculture or organic farming methods have to be followed.” is the mantra to be followed then there is very much need to adopt organic farming”. He said that such introspection has been made not just by Germany, but by the entire European Union, which has formed an agriculture policy of 2001, he said. Though Germany took a lead in organic farming three decades ago, the total area under organic farming is only 5 percent of the total agricultural area. Consumers of organic food are 25 percent of the population, while the largest consumers are in Berlin, he added. “The largest area under organic farming is in Brandenberg and Bavaria region of Germany” he said.

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Nightlife Dubstep & Drum 'n' Bass Nites: Bacchus, F&B Excellency, . DJ Vachan treats the crowd to dubstep and D'n'B. 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Live night with David James: Banana Beach Bar, Canara Bank Road, Koramangala. David James performs reggae and retro at Banana Beach Bar. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Ladies Night with DJ Deepak: The Beach, Indiranagar 100 Ft Road. DJ Deepak plays house. Unlimited drinks for girls till 10:30 pm. Karoake with Martin Dsouza: Love Shack, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road. Karaoke with Martin Dsouza at Love Shack. Girls get two drinks free while guys pay Rs. 1000. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Retro Night at Retro Price: iBar, The Park. DJ Vicky spins retro hits. Drinks at 50% off. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Members of the Trade Union Coordination Centre protest against industries around the city giving off days to their workers not on Sundays. The protest was held in the city.

Reduce donation burden

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Ladies Night: Cirrus, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. House with DJ Rohit. Ladies drink for free till 10:00 pm. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Wow Diva's Night: F Bar & Kitchen, Ali Askar Road, Cunningham Road. A night dedicated to women, who get free cocktails, while DJ Ivan spins the best tracks from around the world. 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Shopping High on Heels by Mochi: At Mochi, Commercial Street. A collection of stilettos, wedges and pumps in the colours of

the season.

Exhibition The Keyboard of Small Things: Gallery Sumukha, Wilson Garden. An exhibition of paintings by Mukesh Sharma at Gallery Sumukha. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Recollections Reconnections: Kynkyny Art, Infantry Rd. ‘Recollections Reconnections’, an exhibition of copper reliefs by SG Vasudev. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Harmony with Art: Gallery Third Eye, Yemalur Main Road, Yemalur. An exhibition of works by artists RD Roy and Satish Biradhar. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Depths of Field: Apparao Galleries, The Presidency, St Marks Road. 'Depths of Field', an exhibition of glass sculpture and installation works by Anjali Srinivasan. 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Kumar was on Wednesday arrested in a land grabbing case. Ritheesh, elected to Lok Sabha from Ramanathapuram, was arrested following a complaint from Samikannu of Pappangudi village in Kancheepuram district, police source in land grabbing cell said. In his complaint, Samikannu alleged that his 1.47 acres of land was grabbed by Ritheesh using forged documents. Ritheesh, a first time MP, is a party strongman in Ramanathapuram. After coming to power in May, the Tamil Nadu government has launched a crackdown on land grabbing, putting several DMK leaders, including some MLAs and former ministers, in jail. The DMK has alleged that the government's action smacks of political vendetta.

Nirani case hearing put off to Dec 12 Bangalore Beat Bureau

be interrogated and documents collected. BangaThe Lokayukta police have allore: The ready gathered 5,000 pages of Lokayuk- documents related to the case, ta special which pertains to alleged allotcourt has ment of land to dubious comput off panies, said Pramod Chandra, hearing advocate for the Loakyukta. in the The police said that they have case of al- written to the registrar of comleged ille- panies to find out whether the gal land firms that received the alleged Murugesh Nirani denotifi- largesse from the minister were c a t i o n registered. Documents have been against major and medium in- collected from the commerce dustries minister Murugesh Ni- and industry ministry, Karnataka rani to December 12. Industrial Area Development The court acceding to the Board, Udyog Mitra and other Lokayukta police request gave related agencies. them more time to investigate Industrialist Alam Pasha has the case. filed a private complaint before The police said they needed the Lokayukta special court that at least two to three months’ Nirani had allegedly granted time as some persons were to lands to fake companies.

Cabbie, friends Ash gives birth rob two to baby girl Bangalore Beat Bureau

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Ladies Rock: Hard Rock Cafe. Customised cocktails, music and tons of games for the women at Hard Rock Cafe. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. LOL@Urban Solace: Urban Solace, Annaswamy Mudaliar road, Ulsoor Lake. A stand up comedy and open mic night that features guest comedians and a platform for the audience to show off their entertaining skills. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

DMK MP held in land grabbing case Chennai: DMK MP JK Ritheesh

Members of the Karnataka Parents’ Awareness Forum protest against high donation at educational institutions, in the city today. They said the institutions were indulging in daylight robbery.

Bangalore: Two persons, who took a drop in a cab, were robbed of cash and valuables at Deepanjali Nagar in the city last night. Devaraj and his friend Siddesh were waiting for a bus near Deepanjali bus-stand to go to their house when a cab pulled up in front of them. The two took the offer made by the cab driver to drop them. The cab had two other persons. After a little distance, the three others threatened the two friends with knives and robbed them of Rs 3,500 cash and a mobile phone.

Janaagraha distributes EPICs to Shantinagar constituency voters Bangalore: Area Voter Mitras, mobilised and trained by Janaagraha, and booth level officers distributed 4,780 electoral photoidentity cards recently at the Domlur ward of Shanthinagar assembly constituency. Janaagraha’s Bangalore Electoral Systems Transformation campaign and the Election Commission of India had taken up the pilot project in the constituency to clean up the voter list and to bring nearly 100% accuracy. Over the next few weeks, over 28,000 new EPICs will be distributed ward wise comprising new additions, corrections and transpositions in the constituency. Of the 28,000 EPICs, over 4,780 are being distributed in the Domlur ward in the next few days. The BEST campaign was launched on July 23, 2010 after an MoU was signed between Janaagraha and the Election Commission of India. During the first part of the first phase, Janaagraha trained and mobilised 851 Area Voter Mitras (AVMs) from each lane of the constituency, representing all the 186 polling booths. These AVMs visited each household in the constituency and submitted about 44,128 applications to the ECI through Janaagraha. Out of 44,128 applications, 20,491 were for the addition, 10,373 were for deletion, 8,820 were for correction and 4,534 were for transpositions – people who have shifted within theconstituency. Maj Gen (Retd) K RPrasad, coordinator, Jaagte Raho campaign, said, “This may be a small step for us, but a giant step for cleaning up of electoral rolls and we are part of a history being made. This was a pilot project which was given to us by ECI and we have proved that with the right effort and dedication, it can be done.” Manoharan V, an AVM for the last two years, said, “It was quite a difficult process when we started. Most people were not co-

Area Voter Mitras, mobilised by Janaagraha, distribute electoral photo-identity cards to voters in the Shantinagar assembly constituency. operative and looked at us with suspicion. It was only those people who were educated and knew the importance of EPICs who welcomed and appreciated our efforts. It was only later when the awareness spread about Janaagraha’s efforts in cleaning up the voter list that others relented. People now visit our houses personally and give us details.” Anita, a 42-year-old housewife who got her voter ID card by an AVM, said, “For the last couple of years, I have been trying to get my EPIC. I had submitted my form

directly to the office. It was difficult and time consuming for us to do regular followups. However, a couple of months ago, our area AVM came to our house and collected all the documents from me. Today I am happy that through their efforts, I have got my Voter ID card.” Chetan, another resident from Domlur ward said, “It feels good that I have got my EPIC, because of the efforts of our AVM. The hard work that these AVM’s have done will not go in vain. Today I am pledging that in every election I will go out and vote.”

The western world has seen many celebrity children such as David Beckham's son Brooklyn or Brangelina's twins in recent times where the paparazzi have hounded every step of the child and its parents. The twitterazzi swooped down upon the news from the moment Bachchan broke the news on Twitter. A tweet confirming the pregnancy of a leading actress in the industry, perhaps for the first time in cinematic history, made front page news in major national dailies. As the sun sets on the era of star kids, celebrity babies usher in a trend imported from Hollywood show business. As Bollywood's first family, the Bachchans have always been in the limelight, be it the intense coverage of the Abhi-Ash wedding or Senior B's illness. As a celeb baby, every moment of its life is going to be of interest, the pregnancy photos, the delivery date, the first baby photos might go to the highest bidder as is the Hollywood trend, the baby's name will have the nation thinking and whether the new born will get the father's height and gait or the mother's looks. And post that, every action, every decision made by the celeb par-

ents for the baby will be news. Tremendous pressure on a newborn isn't it? The celeb baby phenomenon has just come in to Bollywood. Abhishek and Shweta had star parents as well, as did Esha Deol. But their birth and childhood was never half as high profile. In the recent past, Ajay Devgan and Kajol's children and Twinkle and Akshay Kumar's son – has been in the news only when spotted with their star-parents. They aren't stars yet. The AbhiAsh child will come in to an industry that worships the parents and the grandparents.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Jois: Press has to play a constructive role

Gangadhar Pujar

Oz U‑turn on uranium under US prod: Media

Melbourne: The United States seems to have influenced Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's U-turn on uranium exports to India, as the Obama administration viewed the long-standing ban was a roadblock to greater engagement between Washington and New Delhi. "Gillard's decision to open the door to uranium exports to India came after talks with the Obama administration, which viewed the ban as a roadblock to greater engagement between Washington and New Delhi," The Australian newspaper claimed. The Prime Minister yesterday signalled she would use the Labour party's national conference next month to reverse a ban on exporting uranium to India, a nonRajya Sabha member Rama Jois inaugurates a conference on “Judiciary, Media and Public signatory of the Nuclear non-Proliferation Accountability’’after inaugurating the National Press Day function here today. Treaty. "There's nothing to be read into it, Bangalore Beat Bureau newspaper report where it had land denotification scandals in coming as it does the day before President been mentioned about a lower the state, he added. (Barack) Obama's visit, other than it Bangalore: Media should play caste boy raping another lower A conference on “Judiciary, suited me as the day to make the anits role without fear or favour in caste girl. Media and Public Accountabili- nouncement," she said, adding "So it's giving right information and “News should be weighed and ty,’’ was organised on the Na- my decision, my announcement and it news. While nowhere in the Con- seen in context before being pre- tional Press Day today. was made because of my logistics as stitution has a mention been sented. They should give news Experts from the media and made about the press, but it in the interest of the public. Re- judiciary delivered lectures and comes under Article 19 (1) A of cently, there were reports of some discussed issues concerning the the Constitution that speaks media persons taking money not media and the judiciary. about freedom of expression, to air an expose. Sometimes, K Satyanarayana, former edisaid Rajya Sabha member Rama some journalists have favoured tor of Kannada Prabha, P RaJois, inaugurating the National the whims and fancies of a ruling makrishna Upadhyaya, chief edPress Day here today. party. If journalists indulge in itor, Deccan Herald, S Shantaram “The media has a bigger role such activities, you would lose of Kannada Prabha, Linganahalli to play, especially when the three credibility in the eyes of the pub- Sureshchandra of Vijaya Karwings of the Constitution –leg- lic,” he said. nataka, H R Ranganath, formerly islature, executive and judiciary He mentioned the role of me- with a television news channel, – have faltered. dia in exposing scams which H N Suresh, director, Bharatiya “The media highlights issues have come to light, starting from Vidya Bhawan, S N Subbarao, concerning the nation then. But 2G spectrum allocation, Adarsh Principal HB College and M Jathe media should not exaggerate and Commonwealth Games scan- yaram Adiga, director Media Inor colour news as it could allow dals. dia wing of Bharatiya Vidya divisive interests to grow. He Media was also responsible Bhawan, were present at the cited the example of a recent for exposing the alleged illegal seminar.

Stephen Smith is expected to visit India early next month to boost bilateral defence co-operation. The Obama administration has been pursuing a closer partnership with India and considers Australia an integral part of its strategy, the paper said. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said early this month that the US-Australian alliance had been transformed from "an Asia-Pacific alliance to an Indo-Pacific alliance". The paper said the US has reconfigured its military commands so that the US Pacific Command embraces responsibility not only for the Pacific but for India and the Indian Ocean. This is in line with sustained argument from Australian officials and ministers today is the appropriate day." over many months urging the Americans The paper said it was understood that to consider the Pacific and Indian oceans Australian and US officials have been as a single unified theatre of operations, involved in intense strategic discussions it said, adding in response, the Americans about India and the Indian Ocean for have urged deeper engagement with several months. India for Australia but this required the Foreign minister Kevin Rudd has been end of the ban on uranium exports. in India this week for a meeting on Indian Discussions have taken place in several Ocean co-operation and Defence Minister forums, including the AUSMIN ministerial

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Indiaʼs border plans will go nowhere: China daily New Delhi: India’s plans to recruit 100,000 soldiers over the next five years and deploy them on the Indo-China border to strengthen its defence mechanism has clearly annoyed China, which says New Delhi’s troop buildup will go nowhere. As per a report published in a leading Chinese daily, the Communist state thinks that India’s military buildup will only aggravate tensions between the two countries. The reaction from the Chinese side came nearly two weeks after the Defense Ministry here approved a USD 13 billion military modernisation plan. Against the backdrop of Chinese military buildup along the international border, the Army recently proposed an increase in its strength by around one lakh and raising a new mountain strike corps along with other new formations in the Northeast. “We have proposed to increase our strength by another 90,000 to one lakh troops and that has been cleared by the Defence Ministry. The proposal is at present awaiting clearance from the Finance Ministry,” Army sources said. Army's present strength is more than 11 lakh troops including over 35,000 officers. As per reports, the increase in the number of troops will be done in a phased manner over a period of more than five to six years. Asked about the expansion plan, minister of state for defence M M Pallam Raju had said, “We are keen on securing borders and we will take steps to do so. Wherever we feel there is a threat, adequate measures will be taken.” When quizzed about reports that China could do a Kargil on India, he said, “There is nothing to be particularly alarmed about the Chinese border.” He said this while talking to reporters at a function in Manekshaw Centre recently.

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BSY gets bail in 2 other cases Continued from page 1 The judge said that the private complainant in the case, advocate Sirajin Basha, has provided all the documents related to the case before the court. It would be difficult now for the accused to destroy the evidence that has already been submitted, the court added. On the argument of Basha’s lawyers that the accused are powerful and could influence the case, the judge said that they have been asked not to contact the witnesses and not tamper with the evidence. The accused held a powerful post and continues to be a prominent political personality and he would not indulge in such activity, he observed. The judge told the accused that they should not go out of the country and if a need arose, they should approach the Lokayukta special court for permission. They should also appear before the court during the trial. Only in case of a pressing engagement or a justifiable reason, they could exempt themselves from the proceedings. But they have to file the plea before the Lokayukta court, the judge said. He warned that Basha and

B S Yeddyurappa the Lokayukta police could seek cancellation of bail any time, if the accused are found to be violating the conditions set for bail. The high court has already granted bail to Yeddyurappa in PCR 2 and 3 cases. The former chief minister, who was sent to judicial custody by the Lokayukta special court, walked out after spending 24 days in jail. The high court, which also heard Yeddyurappa’s bail application in PCR 5 case, put off the hearing to Friday. Legal experts said that orders in other four cases could have bearing on this case too.

Rahul rally: FIR against four Congress leaders Allahabad: The Allahabad police on Tuesday registered an FIR against Union ministers Jitin Prasada and RPN Singh and CLP leader in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Pramod Tiwari in connection with the scuffle with Samajwadi Party youth wing supporters at the venue of Rahul Gandhi's rally

in Phulpur. The FIR, which also named Congress MLC Naseen, was lodged on a complaint by Abhishek Yadav, one of the four SP youth wing supporters who alleged he had been thrashed by SPG personnel and the Congress leaders at the venue of Rahul Gandhi's rally on Monday.

Salumarada Thimmakka plants a sapling while taking part in a meeting of residential site holders at Dayananda Nagar in Bangalore today.

US court upholds eviction of Wall Street protesters New York: Upholding the eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti park, ground zero of the movement, a New York Supreme Court has said authorities can stop demonstrators from returning to the site of the protests with their tents. The ruling came hours after at least 200 protesters at the park in Lower Manhattan were arrested in police raid yesterday, ending the two-month long encampment. A federal judge ruled in favour of the city saying authorities can stop demonstrators from returning to the site. Justice Michael Stallman of state Supreme Court ruled late yesterday against the protesters saying they could go into Zuccotti Park but without their tents and sleeping bags. In the four-page ruling Stallman said the protesters "have not demonstrated that they have a First Amendment right to remain in Zuccotti Park, along with their tents, structures, generators and other installations" to the exclusion of the landlord or "others who might wish to use the space safely." The judge said that the city could block protesters from returning to the park and set up overnight encampments there, upholding a move by New York

seemed that for West Indies. From the moment Ojha pitched the first ball of the morning in front of leg and missed off, you knew from the evidence from Pragyan Ojha Delhi that the batsmen would struggle. In his third over of the day, Ojha delivered the simple one-two of a big turner followed by the arm ball. Edwards neither read the arm ball nor came forward, and even though it was a marginal lbw, Edwards' being caught on the crease did him no favours. Chanderpaul showed more intent, sweeping the second ball he faced for four. Ojha didn't bowl the next over.

City and the landlord of the privately owned plaza. New York Mayor Micheal Bloomberg had justified the raid saying "unfortunately" the park was becoming a place where people came not to protest, but to break laws and harm others and the occupation was posing a "health and fire safety hazard to the protesters and to the surrounding community." Sheryl Neufeld, a lawyer for the city, said the tents and other structures like generators as well as concerns about sanitation and waste, made the encampment a fire and safety hazard. She said the tightness of the encampment would make evacuation difficult in case of a fire. The city late in the evening reopened the park allowing a single file of people to walk in. About 200 people were arrested in the raid and charged with disorderly conduct and with resisting arrest. The tents and sleeping bags that were strewn across the park were hauled away to a city garage facility. At least four journalists, who followed the protesters to a nearby protest site were also led out in handcuffs, including a reporter and photographer for The Associated Press and a reporter from The Daily News.

Smitha's bro drags 'Dirty Pic' to court

Hyderabad: The makers of Vidya Balan starrer ‘The Dirty Picture’ have been dragged to the Andhra Pradesh High Court by the brother of south Indian actress Silk Smitha. Smitha's brother Naga Vara Prasad filed a writ petition in the High Court, alleging character assassination of her sister, and saying that the family was not contacted by the filmmakers. According to the petition, Prasad got to know that a film was being made on his sister through television and newspapers, with the title 'The Dirty Picture'. The writ petition has been filed after issuing two legal notices to Balaji Telefilms, the producers of the film. As the filmmakers failed to reply to the notices, Prasad decided to move the High Court over the issue. Silk Smitha's brother files a writ petition in the High Court, alleging character assassination of her sister.

Gehlot drops 5 ministers Olympics organisers back sponsors Dow from new cabinet Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's clean-up drive has cost five ministers their place in his team. After getting all 27 ministers — 16 of cabinet rank and 11 junior ministers - to resign yesterday, Gehlot has regrouped, dropping five ministers, picking six new ones and promoting one to cabinet rank. The new ministry will be sworn in tomorrow afternoon. The ministers who have been dropped are Golma Devi (minister for khadi and village industries), Ram Lal Jat (minister for forest and environment), Bharosi Lal Jatav (minister for agriculture, animal Husbandry & fisheries), Pramod Jain 'Bhaya' (minister for PWD, science & technology) and Master Bhanwar Lal (minister for labour and employment,

primary education, secondary education). The new faces inducted are Virender Beniwal, Amin Pathan, Dayaram Parmar, Manju Meghwal, Naseem Akhtar and Vinod Choudhary. Gehlot has also announced seven new Parliamentary Secretaries. Gehlot's brief from the Congress leadership Delhi was clear — to win back Rajasthan by presenting a cleaner face. The CM has been left redfaced a number of times in the recent past with scandals involving his ministers surfacing with alarming regularity. Heading the list of scandals that has undermined the credibility of his government is the disappearance of a nurse named Bhanwari Devi in September. Two Congress leaders — one of them a former minister — have

acknowledged to the CBI that they had affairs with her. Mahipal Maderna, who was a minister till last month, was allegedly filmed with Bhanwari Devi; a CD was circulated when she went missing from her home near Jodhpur. Bhanwari Devi was a Dalit; Maderna is a towering leader of the Jat community. That could have prompted the Chief Minister's visit to a hospital in Jodhpur, where Mr Maderna is being treated for the high blood pressure he reported during his interrogation by the CBI. Other ministers have been entangled in murky affairs — Ram Lal Jat, who has been dropped in the shake-up, was linked to a woman who committed suicide. Babu Lal Nagar has been accused of corruption in the Food and Civil Supplies ministry.

Ojha claims 4, pushes West Indies to follow‑on Kolkata: West Indies imploded in a fashion not entirely unexpected to get bowled out before lunch and last only 48 overs; Devendra Bishoo alone bowled 45 when India batted. In the followon, though, Adrian Barath and Kirk Edwards finally showed intent against spin and put together West Indies' first half-century stand of the match. They were still a long way from safety, but the partnership at least arrested a slide during which West Indies have lost 26 wickets for 400 runs. Spinners were the usual suspects in the morning, but Umesh Yadav struck too, removing the two batsmen who got involved in any sort of partnership, Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels. The innings' duration was always going to be determined by how long Shivnarine Chanderpaul stayed at the wicket: MS Dhoni replaced the successful Pragyan Ojha for the sole purpose of bowling to Chanderpaul, and was immediately rewarded. In their current form, that

meetings and the joint working party formed by the US and Australia to feed into the US Global Force Posture Review, due to report soon. This is expected to encompass both the greater US presence in northern Australia, to be announced in Darwin tomorrow, and a higher US priority for the Indian Ocean. Gillard yesterday said selling uranium to India would boost the economy, create more jobs and strengthen ties with the world's largest democracy as it attempted to meet its target of supplying 40 per cent of its electricity through nuclear generation by 2050. She also pointed to the US-India civil nuclear agreement of 2008, which lifted the "de facto international ban" on the sale of uranium to India. "Given that change in diplomatic circumstances around the world, for us to refuse to budge is all pain and no gain. And I believe our national platform should recognise that reality," she said. However, Gillard ruled out any move to embrace nuclear power.

And it took the replacement Ashwin three balls to trap the big fish in front. Chanderpaul always leaves the lbw open by shuffling across, and it is a huge credit to how he keeps scoring and rarely gets hit on the pad. This time, though, he missed an offbreak that didn't turn as much as it held its line. Caught inside the crease, Chanderpaul provided the umpire no dilemma. Bravo and Samuels batted positively, doubling the score from 46 for 4 before Bravo played a lazy shot: a push at a ball just outside off, without getting close to the line of the ball. Yadav took the inside edge, and Bravo's stumps were now only semi-furnished. A peach spread-eagled Samuels' woodwork soon. This one shaped like it would swing in, pitched short of a length, hit the seam and then held its line. India were into the tail now, with fewer than 100 on the board. Darren Sammy hit Ojha for a six but

Ojha responded with another flighted delivery. The extra bounce on that took Sammy's edge on the cut. Quick singles have hardly been the thought on the minds of West Indies' batsman, but for some reason Kemar Roach was caught backing up too far to replicate the Gautam Gambhir dismissal from Delhi. Just in case we didn't notice this was some kind of a repeat of a show seen sometime earlier; Carlton Baugh fell lbw trying a big sweep off a full Ojha delivery.Fidel Edwards swung a few before the end, but all it did was deny India their biggest lead in Test cricket, which continues to be the 492-run difference they managed against Bangladesh in 2007. The openers upheld the spirit of swinging, but more judiciously. Barath was clear in his mind. When he went after width, he did so hard, and resisted pushing defensively outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite, though, pushed half-heartedly, giving Yadav his third wicket of the day. Edwards' arrival brought in

Ojha, but this time Edwards was quick to come forward in defence, and also drove at overpitched deliveries. Barath welcomed Ojha with two fours in his first over, and then Edwards hit his fifth over for a four and a six. Like any self-respecting captain, Dhoni immediately spread the field, never mind the huge lead in hand. At one point West Indies batted with five fielders on the boundary, and kept picking the easy single. When Dhoni brought the mid-on for Yuvraj Singh, Barath immediately lofted him over that fielder to reach 49. He spent six balls on that score, and then could easily push one to deep point for the single that would bring up his fifty. Once the batsmen had pushed the fields back, the only moment of strife arrived when Ashwin beat Barath with a carrom ball. Turned out he had beaten the umpire too, who didn't rule Barath out even though he looked adjacent.

London: The organisers of the 2012 London Olympics have defended their sponsorship deal with Dow Chemicals despite protests from Indian Olympians and campaign groups over the company's link to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. Appearing before the culture, media and sport select committee of the British parliament, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog) chairman Sebastian Coe said the deal with Dow to fund and construct the fabric wrap around the Olympic Stadium in east London was on. He said he had met concerned politicians including Indian-origin Keith Vaz and Tessa Jowell, the shadow Olympics minister who is on the London 2012 board, the Guardian reported. The issue has been taken up by several rights groups campaigning for justice for the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy in India, who protest the fact that

the company that took over Union Carbide, has not paid compensation to victims. Indian Hockey Olympians Vasudevan Baskaran and Charles Cornelius had yesterday voiced their protest against Dow Chemical Company being a sponsor of the London Olympics and questioned why the Indian Olympic Association has not yet taken up the issue. A renewed effort was launched by MPs, Indian athletes and other groups aimed at convincing Locog to reverse its decision on Dow. The campaign is being coordinated by MP Barry Gardiner, chair of the Labour Friends of India group, the paper said. Responding to suggestions that the Games could face a boycott from Indian athletes over the issue, Coe insisted he had not heard anything to that effect from the Indian Olympic Committee, with which he had been in dialogue, it said.

Bullet hit White House: Intel Washington: The Secret Service says a bullet hit an exterior window of the White House and was stopped by ballistic glass. An additional round of ammunition was also found on the exterior of the White House. The bullets were found on Tuesday. The discovery follows reports of gunfire near the White House on Friday. Witnesses heard shots and saw two speeding vehicles in the area. An AK-47 rifle was also recovered. The Secret Service says it has

not conclusively connected Friday's incident with the bullets found on the White House grounds. U.S. Park Police have an arrest warrant out for Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, who is believed to be connected to the earlier incident.

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