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Vol. 1, Issue 363 n Monday n October 17, 2011
Evening daily HDK couple hearing postponed to Oct 19 Bangalore Beat Bureau
Bangalore: The High court of Karnataka postponed the case of H D Kumaraswamy and his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy to October 19. Former chief minister HDK and his wife who is an MLA from Madhugiri constituency have filed a writ petition in high court seeking to quash Lokayuktha proceedings against them. When the case came up this morning, the high court postponed it October 19. Kumaraswamy and his wife are facing cases in the Jantakal mining company and Vishwabharathi house building cooperative cases in which the former CM had helped both these companies by violating norms when he was chief minister. A case was filed against them by advocate B S Vinod Kumar stating that HDK misused his position and his powers when he was CM. There are also allegations that the Kumaraswamy family received a site from the Vishwabharathi house building society which was initially registered in Anitha Kumaraswamy’s name. The site was then returned, taken back and re-registered in the name of Kumaraswamy’s mother in law.
GP member, ex‑prez held for woman oﬃcerʼs suicide Bangalore Beat Bureau Gulbarga: A gram panchayat official, an exgram panchayat president and a present member were arrested today for sexually harassing and pushing a gram panchayat official to suicide. Mandakini (23), the Sannur gram panchayat development officer, hanged herself at her house last night and left a suicide note alleging sexual harassment by the three men. In a joint operation, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar and University police arrested former gram panchayat president Basavarj Hakki, Youth Congress leader and panchayat member Jagadish Patil and bill collector Vasudev Jadav. The police said they arrested the trio after obtaining proof of their sexual harassment against Mandakini. The police said Mandakini was even beaten up recently and her body injury marks. They pointed fingers at the three accused for assault against the woman officer. It is said that Mandakini has mentioned in her suicide note the harassment she had to go through at the hands of these men, who pestered her for sexual favours. But she refused. Depressed over the developments she committed suicide last night.
Bonded laborers rescued Bangalore Beat Bureau Mangalore: 18 bonded laborers were rescued by the revenue department and labor department officials jointly, this morning. The laborers were working in a private company at Kenjaru, Joekatte village near Bajpe airport in Mangalore taluk. The rescued workers are natives of West Bengal where they were working for Rs. 70 per week. The officials received information today about these peoples’ plight and raided the company and rescued the captive workers. A case has been registered against contractor Sanjay Singh in Bajpe police station.
Ujjaini Math Seer falls ill Bangalore Beat Bureau Bellary: Ujjaini mutt seer was brought back from Delhi to Bellary in a special flight. Mavula Sidda Deshakendra Shivacharya, seer of Ujjani mutt in Kottur was hospitalized in Indraprastha hospital in Delhi due to ill health. The swamiji’s condition worsened as he wasn’t responding to treatment. The administrators decided to bring him back to the mutt and treat him there. Ujjani mutt is one of the pancha peethas of the Veerashiva community. Pancha Patadhipathi were the founders of Lingayath dharma and community.
Sanjeev Bhatt gets bail P 4
Farmers protest Formula 1 P4
HC to hear BSYʼs
Dumped lover knifes girl, kills her boyfriend Bangalore Beat Bureau
Bangalore: A triangular love story claimed the life of a youngster Bangalore Beat Bureau counsel filed an exemption petition, at HSR Layout in the city this pleading that Yeddyurappa could morning. Bangalore: The Karnataka High Kaushik (24), a resident of not climb the steps leading up to the Court today posted the hearing of bail court to attend the hearing. But Jus- HSR Layout, and Aparna were application of former chief minister tice Sudheendra Rao rejected the happy lovers till Ravi Rana Singh, B S Yeddyurappa to tomorrow. petition, saying it was a day of orders a former boyfriend of Aparna, The BJP strongman has also filed and it did not matter whether an ac- could not stomach that she was an objection petition to the conduct cused was present in the court or not. going around with Kaushik. of judicial proceedings at the The police said that Aparna He issued a non-bailable warrant Lokayukta special court that sent against Yeddyurappa, as he was ab- was going around with Rana him to jail in illegal land denotificasent, and sent Krishnaiah Shetty for Singh. But later, she moved away tion cases on Saturday. from him to start a relationship judicial custody. The court also posted former minAfter a four-hour drama, Yeddyu- with Kasuhik, a city-based youngister and Malur MLA Krishnaiah rappa appeared before the Lokayuk- ster. Shetty’s bail petition to tomorrow. Rana Singh to take revenge ta special judge around 4.45 pm on Shetty too has been sent to judicial Saturday. He was then sent to judicial custody and is lodged at the Parapcustody and lodged at the central jail. pana Agrahara Central Jail. The PCR 2 and 3 cases related to alYeddyurappa, who complained leged illegal land denotification and of chest pain, stress, mental agony, have been filed by advocate Sirajin vomiting sensation and other illBasha, who had obtained approval nesses, was shifted from the jail to for prosecution of Yeddyurappa who Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology. was then the chief minister. Filing the petition before the high Yeddyurappa’s sons B Y Bangalore Beat Bureau court, Yeddyurappa’s counsel Ravi B court by Justice N K Sudheendra against Yeddyurappa are a political Raghavendra and B Y Vijayendra Naik said that his client has been suf- Rao. “The Lokayukta court has not conspiracy to dethrone the BJP gov- and his son-in-law Sohan Kumar fering from diabetes, hypertension, taken up the cases properly. No ernment in the state. His political ri- are among the 27 accused in the two Hyderabad: Former minister and mining severe back pain and other diseases, proper judicial process has been fol- vals within and outside the party cases. The other accused have been baron and needs immediate medical care. lowed while issuing summonses to have hatched a conspiracy against granted bail with the condition that Gali JaYeddyurappa should be granted in- the accused in the illegal land deno- Yeddyurappa, he said. they have to submit detailed acnardterim bail for further treatment, he tification cases. These cases have The former chief minister did not count transactions of their company h a n a pleaded. not been verified properly,” he has appear before the Lokayukta special Davalagiri Properties over the last Reddy He also raised objections to the ju- petitioned. court on Saturday morning, as he was three years. The report has to be has to dicial proceedings at the special Naik has said that the cases filed suffering from a severe back pain. His submitted to the court within a week. spend Deepavali too S Radhakrishna behind bars. C B I special Janardhana Reddy j u d g e court Nagamurthi Sharma, who heard his bail petition today, extended the judicial custody till October
against his ex-lover and her boyfriend, entered Kaushik’s house at HSR Layout this morning and attacked them with a knife. Kaushik too fought back injuring Rana Singh. Kaushik’s neighbours, alerted by the shouts, entered the house. But by then, all the three were lying in pools of blood. All of them were rushed to a nearby hospital. Kaushik was declared brought dead, while Aparna and Rana Singh, who have sustained serious injuries, are being treated at the hospital. The HSR Layout Police have registered a case.
Reddyʼs custody extended till Oct 31
ʻLifeu Ishteneʼ faces trouble
Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The hit movie Lifeu Ishtene is facing problems on the censor front now, days after the movie was released. The Censor Board has now filed a complaint against director Pawan Kumar and distributor. The case has been filed under Censor Acts of 13 and 14 for having changed the climax of the film without taking permission from the Board. Pawan Kumar, who has admitted violating the rules, had sent an apology to the board. But the censor board has filed a complaint keeping the apology letter as proof. According to Censor Board officer Nagaraj, any scenes edited or deleted should be informed to the board before shown to the audience.
Anna eﬀect? Cong third in Hisar poll Hisar: Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress( Bhajan Lal) won the Hisar Lok Sabha by-elections defeating his nearest rival Ajay Singh Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal by 6323 votes. Bishnoi was also supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Full report on page 4
31. Reddy, who has been accused of illegal mining activities through his Obulapuram Mining Company in Anantapur district along the Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh border, was arrested from his residence at Bellary on September 5. Central Bureau of Investigation sleuths raided Reddy and shifted him to Chanchalaguda jail on September 5. OMC managing director Srinivasa Reddy too was arrested that day. The Andhra Pradesh government had handed over illegal mining cases to the CBI in 2009 when K Rosaiah was the chief minister. The case was handed over to the CBI after protests from opposition parties.
Wall Street protests go global; riots in Rome
Home minister R Ashok initiates development works at Yediyur today. Different works at Rs 1.79 crore were inaugurated by the minister
Court: Katta to bear cancer treatment expenses Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The Lokayukta special court today gave some relief to former IT-BT minister Katta Subramanya Naidu, who has been in judicial custody for KIADB land scam and is being treated at Victoria Hospital for a series of illnesses, to go ahead with his treatment for cancer. The court also rejected the bail applications of all the accused, including Katta’s son and Vasanthnagar corporator Jagadish Naidu and Itasca company managing director S V Srinivas Rao. The court has permitted Katta to get treated in any super-speciality hospital, but within the country. He has to be accompanied by the police at all times, even during treatment. Lokayutka special judge N K Sudheendra Rao said that the cost of treatment has to be borne by the former minister or his family.
The Lokayukta police arrested Katta Subramanya Naidu for his alleged involvement in Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board land scam. The police have alleged that the misused his powers as a minister and grabbed lands. He was sent to judicial custody on August 8. After few days, he was shifted to Victoria Hospital as he was suffering from a series of illnesses and has been there for more than a month now. Doctors submitted a report, stating that the ex-minister was suffering from cancer. It was stated that he also got stem cell treatment in London in 2008. The Lokayukta special court told Victoria Hospital superintendent B G Tilak to get Katta Naidu tested from a specialist and to submit a report. The director of Kidwai institute, which is a specialised cancer, submitted a detailed report on Katta’s cancer and what treatment could be given to him.
Rome: Anti-greed protesters rallied globally on Saturday, denouncing bankers and politicians over the international economic crisis, with violence rocking Rome where cars were torched and bank windows smashed. Galvanized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, protests began in New Zealand, touched parts of Asia, spread to Europe, and resumed at their starting
point in New York with 5,000 marchers decrying corporate greed and economic inequality. After weeks of intense media coverage, U.S. protests have still been smaller than G20 meetings or political conventions have yielded in recent years. Such events often draw tens of thousands of demonstrators. Continued on page 3
Monday, October 16, 2011
7‑month theatre fest to start from Dec Bangalore Beat Bureau
Bangalore: A festival of English plays will be held for seven months at the Bangalore Palace Grounds from December. Except in April, the festival will be held till June. The festival will be held on the premises of The Jagruti at the Palace Grounds, said Jagruti founder Arundhati. Girish Karnad’s “The Dreams of Tipu Sultan” will be part of the fest that will also see Jagruti productions “Lysiestrata” and “A Twist of Lime”. “Shipwrecked” from The Raag from the US and the UK-based Aksar’s Touring Company‘s “The Golden Dragon” and “The Interview” will be part of the festival. In a month, a single play will be staged for 18 days. The shows will be held from 8 pm every day, she said. Lysietstrata will be staged from December 2 to 18, The Golden Dragon from January 13 till 19, The Interview from February 9 to 25, The Dreams of Tipu Sultan from March 9 to 25, A Twist of Lime from May 4 to 20 and Shipwrecked from June 1 to 17. In the intervening days, seminars, talks and other theatrerelated workshops would be held on the premises of Jagruti. Renowned actors, directors and other professionals from across the country and world would conduct the workshops. The entry fee for Tuesdays and Wednesdays (for all six plays) is Rs 2,500, for Friday and Saturday Rs 4,200 and for two shows on Sundays Rs 3,500, she said. For individual plays on these days, the entry fee would be Rs 500, Rs 850 and Rs 700, she added. For information, contact: 78294 50191.
Vocational training interview on Oct 22 Bangalore Beat Bureau
Bangalore: RUDSETI has been conducting DTH/TV and DVD repair training for unemployed youngsters from Ramanagara and Tumkur districts. The vocational training course will be held for 30 days. Interested can take part in walk-in interviews at RUDSETI office in the city at 10.30 am on October 22. Free food, lodging facilities will be provided during the course of the training, said a press release from the institute. For more information, contact the director, RUDSETI, Arishina Kunte post, Nelamangala taluk, Bangalore Rural district or call: 080-27728166, 9060186109.
Initiative to promote reading Bangalore: An initiative to promote the reading habit among schoolchildren has been organised by the Karnataka Knowledge Commission and Indira Priyadarshini Children’s Library at Cubbon Park. The one-day programme will also have entertainment sections. It will be held till January and schools can make use of the programme, stated a press release Call: 08022374427.
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eco‑friendly: Assocham Bangalore: A large number of domestic companies are opting for eco-friendly packaging with many consumers shifting to sustainable and green packaging amid rising environmental concerns, according to a recent study by apex industry body Assocham. The sustainable packaging sector is growing at a faster pace of about 25 percent per year compared to the overall packaging industry which is growing at about 20 percent annually, according to a study on Domestic Green Packaging Industry prepared by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). “Flexible packaging market in India is currently worth about Rs 14,000 crore and likely to reach Rs 22,950 crore by 2015,” said Assocham secretary-general D S Rawat, releasing the findings of the study. “Packaging adds to the product value and preserves its quality, be it food or non-food articles, electronic goods, machinery and
plenty of other products,” said Rawat. Consumer behaviour has a huge impact on the packaging industry as consumers today focus on greater value for money in their purchases. Companies are laying more emphasis on green packaging. Assocham interacted with about 200 representatives including the chairmen, managing directors, CEOs and directors of food and beverage companies, consumer packaged goods, shopkeepers, wholesalers and retailers in the city, to ascertain the impact and advantages of sustainable packaging on highly fragmented Indian packaging industry. Nearly 40 percent of manufacturers said they are increasingly adopting renewable packaging technologies, environmentally friendly light materials and cost-effective methods that lead to reduced fuel and water consumption, decreased costs and increased consumer awareness which in turn leads to increased
sales. Rising environmental concerns about carbon emissions, dearth of natural resources together with increased health awareness and waste reduction targets are cer-
tain key growth drivers of green packaging innovations in India, highlights the Assocham survey. About 55 percent of respondents said they are gradually reducing usage of non-decomposable plastic bags and seeking support of local gro-
spondents said they have started using bio-degradable materials like sugarcane and bioplastics, and laying emphasis on upgraded packaging material for all products. About 25 percent of respondents said that they are working towards developing newer technologies based on the properties of plastic for increased revenue growth as its a significant constituent for packaging. Growing middle class with increased purchasing power, liberalisation, globalisation and an organised retail sector are growth c e r y catalysts of Indian packaging s t o r e s , industry, points out the Asv e g e t a b l e socham study. Assocham lauds and fruit ven- the recent eco-friendly move of dors, hawkers to Delhi government to impose a promote usage of pa- blanket ban on usage and manper bags. ufacturing of plastic bags with According to Assocham, stringent action against the vioabout half of total demand lators and demands imposition for paper is consumed by the of the ban across the country to packaging industry. inculcate eco-friendly practice Nearly 35 percent of the re- among Indian consumers.
Art gallery offers piece Artistes honoured for their long of rail history to visitors Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: An exhibition of paintings, photos and artefacts chronicling South Western Railways is on at the City Central Railway Station. A renovated Rail Gallery that houses paintings, photos and rail artefacts was inaugurated recently. The show has been put up under the theme “Support and Appreciation for Art and Railways” or SAFAR. SAFAR is a movement launched by the South Western Railways’ Bangalore division as “part of continuing aim to promote art and bring it close to people”
Against the backdrop of the myriad sights and sounds, flavours and colours of a railway station, one can see the confluence of eminent artists expressing themselves on canvas in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life at these stations The paintings on display here were done during an artist camp held by South Western Railway on March 26 this year. The walls have been decorated with Worli paintings. Leading artists like Chandranath Acharya, M V G Andani, S G Vasudev and M B Patil. The show also has artefacts used by the Railways in the past, such as weighing machine manufac-
tured by Avery Makers of the UK, a chair made especially for disabled persons at Bangarpet and used in Bangalore Cantonment railway station, ticket card dating machine, model of earliest steam locomotive, calling bell used by staff station master to summon staff, lamps used to convey signals between driver guard, and station master, gate signals lamps etc. Some rare photographs, including Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to the Mysore railway station in 1940, the city central railway station when it was inaugurated in 1965 and the Cantonment station in 1864, too are on display.
PARAMATHMA (U) Puneeth, Aindrita Ray, Deepa Sannidhi, Ramya Barna Cauvery (11.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Ganesh (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Goverdhan (11.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (10 am, 12.50, 3.40, 6.30, 9.20 pm) Lakshmi (BTM Layout) (10 am, 1, 5, 8 pm) Lakshmi (Tavarekere) (10 am, 1.30, 5, 8.30 pm) Manasa (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Navrang (10.15 am, 1.15, 4.15, 7.15, 10 pm) Srinivasa (Gowdanapalya) (11 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Siddheshwwara (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Uma (1 pm, 4, 7 pm) Vajreshwari (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30pm) Vijayalakshmi (Garudacharpalya) (11 am, 2.30 pm) Veeresh (10.30 am,1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Venkateshwara (Avalahalli) (11.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9 pm)
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MARYADE RAMANNA (U/A) Komal Kumar, Nisha Anupama (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Siddalingeshwara (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Uma (10.15 am ) Vaibav (11 am, 2.30 pm)
KALLA MALLA SULLA (U) Ravichandran, Ramesh Aravind, Vijay Raghavendra Bharathi (11 am, 2.30, 6, 9.15 pm) Gopal (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (3.40 pm) Krishna Triveni (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm)
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THREE MUSKETEERS (U/A) Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson Inox (Jayanagar) (10.30 am, 3, 5.15, 9.45 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10 am, 2.40, 5, 9.45 pm) Rex (1.15, 5.30, 9.45 pm) Tribhuvan (10.15 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Veeresh (10.20 am, 1.20, 4.20, 7.20, 10 pm )
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REAL STEEL (U/A) Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo Inox (Magrath Road) (12.15 pm, 7.15 pm) Vinayaka (DG Halli) (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm)
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HINDI The Bangalore Club for Kathakali donates Rs 20,000 to Nagalingaiah Vastradmath for treatment as he has been recuperating after an accident.
Expo of diyas till Oct 27 Bangalore: An exhibition of colourful diyas on the occasion of approaching Deepavali festival has been organised at Varna Terracotta and Handicrafts of India at Malleswaram till October 27. The exhibition cum sale will be held from 11 am till 9 pm. Decorative terracotta lamps in different sizes, colours and designs will be on display at the exhibition in Malleswaram. Lamps created by artists from Jodhpur, Panipat, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh will be on display. Contact: 9900108575.
Jnanpith award winner Chandrashekar Kambar is being felicitated at his residence today.
Bangalore: A romantic musical evening by renowned playback singer Madhu Balakrishnan and troupe was organised by the Bangalore Club for Kathakali & the Arts, a not-for-profit organisation, at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall recently. The evening was inaugurated with lighting of the lamp by Infosys executive co-chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan. The other guests of honour were Mantri Developers’ marketing director Snehal Mantri and former minister Rani Satish. Madhu started the two-hourlong evening with a popular Kannada song from the movie ‘Thavarige Baa Thangi’. It was followed by several super-hit Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi numbers. BCKA is a charitable trust and tries to help artistes, young and
old, through monetary contributions as well as giving them a platform to perform. Two eminent artistes M Thimmiah and Nagalingaiah Vastradmath were felicitated and handed over a cheque of Rs 20,000 each. Thimmiah, who is 82 years old, is a well-known Yakshagana artiste who has dedicated his life to the art from. He founded ‘Bhagwati Yakshagana troupe’ and organised a number shows for over three decades. Nagalingaiah is a well-known Hindustani vocalist and TV artist. He has been teaching Hindustani music to several students. Recently, he met with an accident and has been facing some challenges in life. BCKA helped Nagalingiah with the amount towards his medical expenditure.
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RASCALS (U/A) Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Kangna Ranaut Abhinay (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Anand (3.30 pm, 7, 10 pm) Apsara (10.45 am, 1.45 pm) Everest (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm)
Fame (Lido) (10.50 am, 1.30, 4.10, 6.50, 9.30 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (10.20 am) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.05 am, 7.15 pm) Navrang (10 pm) Pushpanjali (Sultanpalya) (11 am, 2.15, 6, 9.15 pm) Rex (1.30 pm, 9.55 pm) Veeresh (10 pm) Vision Cinemas (10 am, 12.15, 2.45, 5, 7.30, 9.45 pm)
FORCE (U/A) Genelia D’Souza, John Abraham Bhumika (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (7.15 pm) Narendra (KG Halli) (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.10 am, 1.15, 9.20 pm)
SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER (A) Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill Vaibhav (11 am, 2 pm) Vinayaka (DJ Halli) (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm)
MAUSAM (U/A) Shahid Kapur, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher Laxmi (5 pm, 8 pm)
TELUGU Krishna (Bommanahalli) (11.15 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Pushpanjali (BN Pura) (6 pm, 9.30 pm) Radhakrishna (11.15 am) Rajarajeshwari (Mallathahalli) (1.30 pm, 4.30, 7.15, 9.30 pm) Rex (10.30 am, 3.55, 6.55 pm) Tirumala (10 am, 1.45, 5.30, 8.45 pm) Urvashi (10.45 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Sangeet (11.30 am, 2.45, 6.15, 9.30 pm) Vaibhav (Sanjay Nagar) (10.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Vaishnavi (11.15 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm)
MADATHA KAAJA (U/A) Allari Naresh, Sneha Ullal Prakash (10 am, 2.30, 6,30, 9.30 pm)
OOSARAVELLI (U/A) Tamanaah, Shaam, Prakash Eshwari (11.15 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (12.55 pm) Kapali (10.15 am, 1.15, 4.15, 7.15 pm)
Mahesh Babu, Samantha Inox (Jayanagar) (6.15 pm) Mukunda (11 am, 2, 5.30, 8.30 pm) Murali (Gokula) (11.30 am, 2.30 pm) Pallavi (10 am, 1.15, 4.30, 7.45 pm) Radhakrishna (11.15 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Renukaprasanna (10.30 am, 1.30, 5.30, 8.30 pm) Venkateshwara (KR Puram) (6 pm, 9.30 pm)
Monday, October 17, 2011
CITY EVENTS General
Rotary club: ‘The pride of workmanship award’ conferred on four most deserving sanitary workers, BWSSB chairman P B Ramamurthy to participate. At Rotary house of friendship, Lavelle road. 7.30 PM Commerce and industries department: Kalakruthi utsava 2011, Safina plaza. 5 PM Natya Saraswathi Shantala Kannada Kalasangha: 23rd Pancharathrigala Rangotsava Kirunatakotsava, Nayana Rangamandira, Kannada bhavan, JC road. 5 PM Meditation and study circlediscourse: on shwethashwatharopanishad by Dr A Ramaswamy Iyengar, SSMRV PU college, 26th main, 4th T block, Jayanagar. 6.30PM Chinmaya mission: Bhaja Govindam by Sujay Chaitanya, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, 15th main, 4th block, Koramangala. 6.30PM
Theatre Alliance francaise: ‘Hello Tagore’ is a stage performance involving songs, choreographed dance movements, play acting, audio visuals and narration. An anchor takes the audience through dramatized real-life situations. Conceptualized and scripted by Ranjon Ghoshal. Thimmaiah road, Vasanthnagar. 7.30 PM.
Music Bangalore Gayana Samaja43rd annual music conference: junior concert, featuring Tanmayee Krishnamurthy doing vocals, Apoorva Krishna on violin and Akshay Anand on mrudanga. KR road, Basavangudi. 6 PM
Calvin Klein Fall 2011: 17th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Calvin Klein Jeans, The Forum Value Mall, No 62, Whitefield Main Road, 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: 17th, 2011. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Forum Mall, No 21, Hosur Road, , Koramangala A month-long shopping festival that has great discounts and prizes worth 50 crores for shoppers. Adding to the festivities are dance troupes from all over the country and live music performances. Wrangler’s Autumn Winter Collection: 17th, 2011. 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.
Nokia to pre‑load host of apps in handsets sold from month‑end L Raghunanda Bangalore Beat Bureau
language interfaces and as per the taste and specifics of Indian mobile users,” he said. Bangalore: The advent of smartphones The priority is for the local lanhas given way to a host of applications, guage. or apps, that entertain and inform users. If someone is buying a Nokia Nokia, which seems to be losing the phone in Russia or Korea would have race to other smartphones makers like interfaces working in those lanSamsung and Apple over the last few guages, he specified. months, has decided to brace for the The applications that will be precompetition and will load all its phones loaded into Nokia handsets are: n Walletx 1.0.4 by Sinew Software that will be sold from October end with Systems: Walltex stores all kind of a host of applications. Development of apps has spun off a personal and sensitive information separate industry with telecom com- from bank, credit cards, various lopanies, like Twist Mobile, Hungama, gins, IDs and medical prescriptions Synqua, Migital, Indiagames, Sinew, in one place. It provides a user-friendly interface Nextwave, Archmobile, Techtree IT, Spicelabs and Impetus, developing with high security. n Mind It by Impetus: Mind It is games and other applications for mobile a utility app that modulates and regusers. “We want to give great many appli- ulates human speech and tone. The cations in our mobile handsets. These app monitors your speech volume app pre-loaded phones will be available level or amplitude while on a call, this October. Many of these applications and alerts you if too loud, by vibrating have been developed by engineers and the device. This way, slowly the user develops developers in India,” said Jasmeet Gandhi, head of services, marketing, Nokia the habit of speaking in an accurate pitch. Mind It considers the environIndia. “These handsets will be made avail- mental noise and judges the threshold able, not just in India, but across the of your voice and prompts you to check world. These handsets will have different yourself while speaking.
Mexican Fiesta: 17th, 2011. noon to 11:30 p.m. Sports Bar and Lounge, Le Meridien, No 28, Sankey Road, High Grounds A special menu, which pairs Mexican cuisine with beverages. Combos include Tequila with Tacos and Beer with Burittos.
to Sandalwood: Vijay
Samriddhi Offer : 17th, 2011. 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.
Lunch Buffet @ Applewood: 17th, 2011. 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: 17th, 2011. 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 Fettucine con Pollo. New Vegetarian Menu at Nando’s: 17th, 2011. 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.
Bangalore: Tamil super star Vijay, who was in the city to promote to his movie Velayudham last night, said the Kannada film industry should not consider movies from other language films as a threat and competition. His fans went crazy seeing the actor and the police had to resort to a mild lathicharge to disperse the crowds last night. Vijay, who has a huge fan following in the city too, said, “I am sure that if Kannada films are released in Tamil Nadu, people will watch it.” He said, “I don’t know much about the Kannada film industry, but I know a lot of people from the here.” The actor, who had arrived with Velayudham director K Manju in the city, told media persons, “I don’t mind working in a Kannada film if the script is good.” It was the first time that Vijay had come to the city to promote his film. He has taken distribution of the film along with the director.
Chocofest: 17th, 2011. 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. Festive Sweets @ Caramel: 17th, 2011. 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Caramel, Vivanta by Taj Whitefield, ITPB, Near Big Bazaar, Whitefield Caramel welcomes this festive season with a choice of hampers of chocolates and Indian sweets. Prices start from Rs 1250.
Nirantara @ Galleryske: 17th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Galleryske, No 2, Berlie Street, Langford Town Galleryske presents 'Nirantara' by Srinivasa Prasad. The artist employs materials that highlight the organic growth cycle of life, death and continuation. Painting Exhibition: 17th, 2011. 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.
Tamil actor Vijay waves to waiting fans in the city last night.
Vijay and director of ‘Velayudham’ K Manju in the city
Fantastic Friday with DJ Arin: 17th, 2011. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Lounge 579, No 218 Sunshine Complex, HRBR 3rd Block , Kammanahalli Main Road, Kalyannagar DJ Arin spinning house this Friday at Lounge579. Desi Night with DJ Hussain: 17th, 2011. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. i-Bar, The Park, No 14/7, MG Road, Desi tracks with DJ Hussain this Friday at i-Bar.
Bangalore: “The state government will call the state legislative session at the prescribed time,” said chief minister Sadananda Gowda. Gowda was listening to public grievances at Janatha Darshan at his official residence Krishna. Gowda said, “Opposition party leaders don’t speak during the session. They only make protests and ‘dharnas’ inside the House. They speak only in the streets and in public. I appeal to the opposition parties to take part actively in the coming session and participate very constructively in building the state.” “The opposition parties have been making allegations against the ruling party but it is baseless. Whenever the ruling party makes a mistake, the opposition parties should give a chance for us to rectify it. Simply making allegations is not the solution.” The chief minister added. The CM also spoke about his plans for the future of Bangalore city, saying “The state government will concentrate more on health related issues. Day by day more people are migrating to Bangalore city in search of jobs. They are very keen to live and work here. The population of
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Karaoke Night with KJ Val: 17th, 2011. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Xtreme Sports Bar, 4th Floor, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar Test those vocal chords at karaoke night with KJ Val.
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Police resort to mild lathicharge to disperse fans of actor Vijay in the city last night.
ʻQuality low in Wall Street stir goes global our industryʼ Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The country has been exporting granite and leather to other countries, but the products have not met the consumer expectations, criticised R M Vasugam, chairman, board of governors, National Design and Research Forum, here today. Inaugurating a celebration to mark the World Standards Day, he said, “But most of the products have been meeting the standards set by the industry. For example, when we are riding a motorbike, we are confident that the braking system, the tyres and other vital parts of the vehicle would work fine. “This is because industries have been maintaining the standards.” There have been high levels
Sadananda Gowda the city is increasing constantly. The city is getting congested due to this. Vehicular smoke, traffic, pollution etc is spoiling the health of the people here. “The government will give more preference to health-related issues. Better treatment will be provided in all government hospitals to the poor who are victims of many of these diseases.”
Heads of various maths visit BSY in hospital
Fiesta of Art: 17th, 2011. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gallery Third Eye, No A-1 Epsilon Office Block, Yemalur Main Road, Yemalur An exhibition of paintings by Ashok Kumar G Hiremath and Swapan Sarkar.
Kroaknight with Sheridan and Carlton: 17th, 2011. 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Opus In The Creek, No 2 Doddanekkundi Industrial Area, Whitefield Road, Mahadevapura Sing along with Sheridan and Carlton all night. Request for your favourite songs and bring alive the star in you.
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The Swadeshi Store's Annual Sale: 17th, 2011. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Swadeshi Store, No 31 Towards Dairy Circle, Hosur Main Road, Krishnanagar Indutrial Layout Up to 50% off on the entire range of handcrafted cotton home furnishings and accessories.
Next In Line: 17th, 2011. 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.
preventing them to reach your food. The only way to keep the game going is to smash them before they reach the other end. n Catapult Mania by Twist Mobile: Catapult Mania is a game with a colourchanging environment. You can change the colours of the entire game through the camera. n Bowling Wizards by Nextwave Mulitmedia: The strategy game with intriguing puzzles offers a combination of rich graphics and engaging user play. You have to knock down all the pines using Bowlaids in the wizard land where, the bowling alley is not quite straight, the path is zigzag, curved and more. Complex game play and imaginative story telling makes this game a must-try. n Ship Defender by Arch Mobile: Ship Defender is an action-packed game with a realistic gaming experience and stunning graphics. You have to exhibit marksmanship and defeat sea pirates at different decks of the cruise to save besieged cruisers. n Kiddo Stories by Spice Labs: Some well-known and great stories for kids will be on your phone. Aided by graphics, sound, music and animation for narration makes Kiddo Stories a fun.
Other language Health of cityʼs movies not threat people has to be
Swarovski Charm Collection: 17th, 2011. 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Swarovski, 1st Floor, Monarch Plaza, Brigade Road, Symbolic, quirky, feminine or offbeat, the charm collection allows wearers to express their personalities through miniature works of art.
Breakfast at Midnight @ Cubbon Pavilion: 17th, 2011. to 2:30 a.m. Cubbon Pavilion, ITC Gardenia, No 1, Residency Road Indian signatures, breakfast classics, and desserts come together to create a buffet that starts when the clock strikes midnight.
n Monster Truck Dash by India Games: One of the best arcade games
on mobile, ‘Monster Truck Dash' the 2D mobile game tosses you right into a high powered Monster Truck. Here, you drive through some nasty bumpy courses which require both aggression and perfect handling. n TT Gully Cricket by TechTree IT: The Street Cricket is the half-pitch avatar of the game on non-touch devices. Special features include three different levels, sound effects and daynight game play mode. n Sanjeev Kapoor Recipes by Hungama: It offers various recipes of famous chef Sanjeev Kapoor. It allows you to search for veg/non-veg recipes, classify them into favorites, rate a particular recipe and post it on your Facebook profile. n Draw War by Synqua Games: Draw Draw Banga Bang is a comical fast-paced game involving Vikings, Treasure and cannon. You need to ‘Draw' those Vikings off with a simple line draw mechanism and save the treasure. You can use your cannon to fire away at their battleships. n Bug Smasher Pro by Migital: This simple game requires you to stay alert and smash every bug in your way while
of expectation from consumers and they have to be met by the industry. He was talking at a seminar on “International Standards -- Creating Confidence Globally” in the city today. At the same time, he also said, “It is impossible to achieve zero failure. Some slip in the quality control is possible.” He said the Bureau of Indian Standards laboratory in the city has been catering to chemical, pesticide, cement, bulb, domestic pressure cooker and other industries. The lab recently procured equipment to check solar flat plat collectors, he added. The National Design and Research Forum has been involved with the quality checks for the buildings constructed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
Continued from page 1 The demonstrations by the disaffected coincided with the Group of 20 meeting in Paris, where finance ministers and central bankers from major economies were holding talks on the debt and deficit crises afflicting many Western countries. The Occupy Wall Street movement has gathered steam for a month, culminating with the global day of action. It remains unclear what momentum the movement, which has been driven by social media, has beyond Saturday. While most rallies were relatively small and barely held up traffic, the Rome event drew tens of thousands of people and snaked through the city center for kilometres.
Hundreds of hooded, masked demonstrators rampaged in some of the worst violence seen in the Italian capital in years, setting cars ablaze, breaking bank and shop windows and destroying traffic lights and signposts. Police fired volleys of tear gas and used water cannon to try to disperse militant protesters who were hurling rocks, bottles and fireworks, but clashes went on into the evening. Smoke bombs set off by protesters cast a pall over a sea of red flags and banners bearing slogans denouncing economic policies the protesters say are hurting the poor. The violence sent many peaceful demonstrators and local residents near the Colosseum and St John's Basilica running into hotels and churches for safety.
after Yedyurappa’s state of health. The former chief minister is Bangalore: Veeerasomeshwara admitted in ward number 304 swamiji of Ambapuri matha, of Jayadeva institute of cardioBalehonnur along with fifteen vascular sciences and research. other swamijis visited beleaHe was also visited by BJP guered ex- chief minister B S state president K S Eshwarappa Yedyurappa in hospital today. and ministers like V Somanna, Yedyurappa, claiming chest S A Ramdas, legislators B P Harpain, nausea, high blood pres- ish, D N Jeevaraj, Belur Gopalkrsure and various other ailments ishna and Nandish Reddy. had got himself admitted to hosYedyurappa was arrested day pital, hours after being lodged before yesterday in regard to the in Parappana Agrahara central illegal mining scam, due to which jail. he had earlier resigned from the The swamijis came to inquire post of chief minister.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Woman chopped to death Bangalore Beat Bureau
Uma, a resident of Nalkudre village, was brutally done to Davanagere: A man chopped death by her relative Omkarappa. his woman relative to death over Uma’s neighbours said a family dispute at Channagiri Omakarappa had brought an altaluk of this district this morn- liance for Uma, but she refused. ing. Omkarappa, who could not bear
the shame, attacked her with deadly weapons at her house this morning. Additional superintendent of police S P Anupama Agarwal visited the spot and conducted preliminary investigations.
Judiciary very active in state: Pejawar seer
19‑yr‑old girl hangs self in Mysore
Bangalore Beat Bureau Udupi: The judicial system in Karnataka is very active, sending shivers down the spines of corrupt politicians, said Udupi Pejawar Math seer Vishvesha Theertha Swamiji here today. The judiciary has upheld the values of law and cornered the corrupt politicians, he opined. Asked about BJP senior leader L K Advani’s rathyatra coming to the state, the seer said, “It is no crime for the rathyatra to come to the state. I believe that Advani too is against corruption. The rathayatra is against corruption and has spoken out against it several times.”
“Advani condemned activities of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa when allegations of corruption surfaced against the state leader. Advani was instrumental in getting Yeddyurappa to resign from the chief minister’s post for his alleged involvement in illegal mining activities and indictment by the Lokayukta report,” the seer said. “The BJP should take a final decision against Yeddyurappa after the courts decide cases against him. Going to the jail does not mean that Yeddyurappa is guilty. The cases are still allegations. The courts will decide and rule on them,” he said.
Bangalore Beat Bureau Mysore: A 19-year-old girl, who was admitted to hospital after a suicide attempt last evening, died here this morning. Divyarani from Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh was studying here in the first year BSc at Regional Institute of Education. Last evening, she was found hanging in her room at Ganga hostel on the RIE campus. The Jayalakshmipuram police, who have registered case, said the exact reason behind the suicide could not be ascertained. But she was quite anxious about the exams in the near future, they added.
Bishnoi wins Hisar by‑poll Hisar: Kuldeep Bishnoi of the Haryana Janhit Congress( Bhajan Lal) won the Hisar Lok Sabha by-elections defeating his nearest rival Ajay Singh Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal by 6323 votes. Bishnoi was also supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Congress candidate Jai Prakash came a distant third despite his party being in power in the state. Kuldeep Bishnoi, who stood at 355941 votes, defeated Ajay Chautala, who got 349618 votes and Jai Prakash, who got 149785 votes. Even though the main battle was between Bishnoi and Chautala; Anna Hazare call to not vote in favour of the Congress candidate had given the by-election an interesting twist. Bishnoi, however, declined to credit Team Anna for his win and instead said that Anna Hazare should have targeted all corrupt parties and not just the Congress.
Following Team Anna's antiCongress campaign the seat had become a prestige issue for the party even though during the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, too, the party had finished third. Bishnoi's father and former Congress leader Bhajan Lal had won the seat in 2009 after forming his own outfit. The by-elections were held after Lal died.
SSIs need more power, says minister Bangalore Beat Bureau
“Today lakhs of people both in urban and rural areas are deBangalore: “A separate feeder pendent on small scale industries is required to transmit power to for their livelihood. Due to the small scale industries,” said shortage of power many are facsmall-scale industries minister ing problems.” Gowda added. Raju Gowda today. The small scale industries will Speaking to the media at Vid- hold a separate meeting on Ochana Soudha, Gowda said, “Due tober 26th at Chickamagalur to to the problems of power supply discuss developing SSIs in rural many small scale industries are areas also. If the SSIs are set up facing problems. The production in rural areas, a lot of employhas reduced and the growth in ment can be given to the rural this section has gradually come people and the areas can be deAnna Hazare down. The KPTCL has to supply veloped and mass migration to power to these industries in a cities can be avoided. “The SSI ment and the CBI on a plea by separate feeder. In this regard I department is committed to the petitioner Supreme Court advo- will write a letter to every member improvement and setting up of cate ML Sharma. and the concerned officials to small scale industries in rural The petition alleges that take up the issue.” areas.” Raju Gowda said. New Delhi: The Supreme Court Anna's NGO did not keep achas issued a notice to Anna Haz- counts, from 1995 to 2003, of are on a public interest litigation funds given to it by the Mahaseeking a CBI probe into the al- rashtra government and the CenHyderabad: Pro-Telangana to resume their duties for the legation of mismanagement of tre. funds by Anna's NGO Hind The NGO has already admitted groups today called for a bandh sake of their students, but will Swaraj Trust. as much before the PB Sawant across Andhra Pradesh to put continue to support the cause. The court has also issued no- Commission that had investigat- pressure on the Centre. But pro- Over 15,000 private schools in Telangana teachers have decided the region have remained shut. tices to the Maharashtra govern- ed complaints against it.
Notice to Anna on fund handling
Teachers want to resume duties
Sanjeev Bhatt gets bail after 18 days Ahmedabad: Suspended Gujarat IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt was on Monday granted bail by a court. The officer, who took on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, was granted the bail after 18 days. Bhatt walked out of the Sabarmati jail just hours after the court granted the bail to him. Speaking to mediapersons, Bhatt said that he was happy that the rule of law had prevailed, adding that it was a victory for the victims of Gujarat riots. When asked about his experience inside the jail for 18 days, Bhatt said, "It was like a sabbatical for me." Later, addressing a press conference at his residence, Bhatt said, "Justice should be delivered. People who are victim of state violence should get justice." In a reference to his opponents, he further said, "I am not afraid of any one. Let them do what they can." Sessions Judge V K Vyas granted the bail on the condition that
Priests pour water, milk, turmeric water and sandalwood paste over the 18-foot of Gomata at Gomatagiri in Beddaduru of Bilikere hobli in Hunsur taluk of Mysore district. The celebration is part of Mahamastakabhisheka.
hours. The wife of the suspended officer, Shweta Bhatt, had said, "I am relieved. I just want to see him today." Bhatt was arrested on charges of forcing his subordinate, K D Pant, to file a false affidavit against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, implicating him in the 2002 riots. Bhatt was lodged in the Sabarmati jail. His arrest was made on an affidavit by Pant, alleging that he was forced to stand as an alibi for the incidents that happened on the night on February 27, 2002 at the CM's residence, a day before the communal flare Sanjeev Bhatt up in Gujarat. Bhatt had, however, refused Bhatt would cooperate with the to comment on it saying, "I caninvestigation and would remain not say anything right now as I present when called for. am in police custody. It is not Reacting to the development, the right time. If I want I can Bhatt's lawyer IH Saiyed had say lot of things but would not termed it as a great relief, ex- like to comment. It is now for pressing hope the officer would media to decide what is right be out of the jail in a couple of and what is wrong."
All sporting bodies will be under RTI: Maken New Delhi: Sports minister Ajay Maken unveiled his new revised Sports Bill today. Hinting at the BCCI's opposition to it, Maken said that the Bill will enhance greater transparency in the functioning of sports federations. He added that sporting bodies which do not want to come under the RTI raise suspicion. "We strongly feel the functioning of the sports federations should be transparent. If they oppose it then there is something wrong," Maken said. Maken also said that all sport-
ing bodies will be in the ambit of the RTI with an exclusion clause provided to protect certain information. He said that unlike other countries, the news of Indian sportspersons' medical health and fitness is in the public domain which is a disadvantage to the players. Since the BCCI has come under NADA, Maken said the Sports Bill will allow the BCCI to follow the same policy that is followed internationally. "Another aspect is that our
players medical health or state of fitness is in public domain which isn't there in other countries. This will be a disadvantage to our players," said Maken. Questioning the age and norms tenure, Maken said, "We have age and tenure norms as we said earlier. It is something which forms a part of universal rules of good governance. When 70 years is the age norm for International Olympic Council, their office bearers can't be more than that so why should our office bearers be more than 70?"
Maruti's plant resumes partial production New Delhi: The strike at Maruti Suzuki India's (MSI) Manesar plant entered its 11th day on Monday, with workers protesting outside the factory premises, but the company said it has resumed partial production at the plant. The company also said production at its main plant at Gurgaon has been resumed after a
two-day closure last week due to component supply constraints from Suzuki Powertrain. In the meantime, the Haryana Labour Department has called for a meeting today of the management and striking workers of MSI, SPIL and Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) to find a solution.
"Production has started in a limited way at the company s plant in Manesar. To start with, the weld shop has been made operational," a company spokesperson said. The company resumed operations at Manesar with some of the trained workers from among those who have refused to join the strike, he added.
Farmers threaten to disrupt Formula One race Greater Noida: A fortnight before the first ever Formula One race in India, the farmers who lost their land to the project are up in arms. They held a Mahapanchayat on Sunday and issued an open letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, threatening to disrupt the F1 race if their demands were not met. The Budh International Project, one of the world's most challenging motor sports tracks, has been built at the cost of $400 million. However, the locals are unhappy with the same. "The land was taken for industries but no industry has been made," said a farmer. "A lot of people are yet to receive their
compensations," said another villager. According to some other villager, the road to the girls’ school has also been blocked by the track and now they have to travel 9 km to go to school everyday. In the Mahapanchayat held on Sunday, the message that came across was that the farmers had more participation in the land. Farmers who have lost land have threatened to stop the F1 race if their claims are not heeded. The villagers demand that the compensation be at par with that given to farmers in Patwari village and industries be set up on the acquired land. They are also concerned about job prospects in the upcoming projects and the reopening of roads blocked due to
construction work. According to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority officials, the land was acquired under emergency clause for Special Development Zone and not industries. Therefore, promoters Jaypee are obligated to use 35 per cent of the total area for sporting infrastructure. Jaypee group claims villagers would benefit. "The Budh circuit is build on a land which we have acquired from the villagers and the way we are developing will benefit the villagers as well," said Jaypee VP Cobcom. However, villagers are not satisfied with the trickle down theory. They want a concrete solution ahead of F1's gala opening.
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