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Vol. 1, Issue 363 nFriday n November 25, 2011

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Belgaum issue: Kannada bodies threaten bandh Bangalore Beat Bureau

Bangalore: Kannada organisations have given threatened to enforce a Karantaka bandh if the government does not move and supersede the Belgaum Municipal Corporation. The organisations have set a one-week deadline for the government to act and pass the order. The government has already issued notices to the mayor and deputy mayor of the corporation for not taking part in the Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations on November 1 and not approving a proposal to honour Jnanpith award winner Chandrashekar Kambar, who is from the city. The Belgaum Corporation is run by the Maharashtra Ekikarana Samiti, which has been demanding that Belgaum be part of Maharashtra.

Thackeray is like a wild animal: Patil Puttappa Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Shiva Sena chief Bal Thackeray is like a wild animal, said senior journalist and litterateur Patil Puttappa, while reacting to Thackeray’s editorial in the Sena mouthpiece that Maharashtrians should break the back of Jnanpith award winner Chandrashekar Kambar. Puttappa today said, “Thackeray does not know anything about Karnataka and Kannada. The people here are known for their culture, tradition, custom and language. They have not harmed anyone from other states who speak other languages. Kannadigas are very friendly and live in a brotherly atmosphere with the neighbouring states. But Thackeray is inciting hate among the people along the border areas. As a responsible senior citizen, he should not make provocative statements which may lead to clashes.” “Belgaum corporators, who have been representing the Maharashtra Ekikarana Samiti (MES), do not have any sense. They should not pay heed to the words of Bal Thackeray as he has been behaving like a wild animal without any sense of responsibility,” he said. The government should take action against those who have been disturbing peace in Belgaum. We affirm that Belgaum belongs to Karnataka and is an integral part of the state, he added.

2G: Kanimozhi unlikely to get bail today New Delhi: DMK MP Kanimozhi is unlikely to get bail on Friday in 2G spectrum allocation scam case. The Delhi High Court, which is hearing Kanimozhi's bail application, may not pass an order on it on Friday. The judge has suggested that he will not be guided solely by the Supreme Court's grant of bail to the 5 corporate executives earlier this week. Justice VK Shali observed "Are you (the accused) trying to submit that because the SC has granted bail to 5 corporates, for every one else it's a walkover? And that the HC doesn't have to consider anything else? The accused cannot cite the bail granted to 5 corporate executives by the Supreme Court to argue that everyone else can get a walkover in the case, the court said. Former telecom secretary Sidharth Behura's lawyer Aman Lekhi protested against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) decision to oppose Behura's bail and not oppose the bail pleas of Kanimozhi, Sharath Kumar, Karim Morani, Asif Balwa and Rajeev Agarwal. Kanimozhi had sought an early listing of her bail hearing after the apex court granted bail to Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra, Swan's Vinod Goenka and 3 Reliance ADAG officials on Tuesday.

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... But Ashwin SACHIN MISSES gets his first century


Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar's failure to make his 100th international century left crores of fans across the country deeply deflated today, with supporters leaving the stadium in their droves after his dismissal for 94. Sachin, resuming at overnight 67, came out aggressively and looked set to achieve the impending milestone. He struck three fours and a six to quickly reach the nervous nineties. But the ton eluded him as he was out to fast bowler Ravi Rampaul, caught in the second slip by West Indies captain Darren Sammy. A hush descended over the stadium as Tendulkar walked off the field looking at the sky. The Mumbaikar has gone without a century for the last eight months. Tendulkar hit his 99th century in the World Cup league game against South Africa in Nagpur in March. Since then the cricketing fraternity and his fans have been eagerly waiting for him to score a ton. There was a huge crowd at the stadium today with hordes of people turning out to see their hometown hero reach the feat. Tendulkar had got a lifeline when he was on 58 yesterday, dropped by wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh off leg-spinner DevendraBishoo. In contrast to the previous three days,

Mumbai: Ravichandran Ashwin (103) became the first Indian after 44 years to have scored a century and taken five wickets in a single match. His sublime effort helped India register 482 all out against West Indies as tea break was taken. West Indies would come out to bat with a lead of 108 runs and more than a day’s play left. Ishant Sharma (5) and Varun Aaron (4) could not provide apt support and went back to the pavilion in quick time. The penultimate wicket fell with 463 runs on the board, making the task even tougher for Ashwin. Prior to that, Virat Kohli could not carry the momentum and was caught by Fidel Edwards off Bishoo’s bowling at a score of 52 runs. The duo of Kohli and Ashwin had slammed quick fifties and averted an embarrassing follow-on, forging a handy partnership to steady the Indian innings. The pair took the total past the 400-run mark as the belter of a Wankhede pitch offered no assistance to the bowlers. India had gone into lunch after a disastrous morning session that saw Sachin Tendulkar getting out in nervous nineties alongside the collapse of the middle order. The scorecard read 376/6 at the juncture as Kohli and Ashwin tried to inch towards the mammoth WI total. Skipper MS Dhoni was claimed by Darren Sammy as the team needed 60 more runs to avoid follow-on with the scorecard reading 331/6. Prior to this, it was the biggest heartbreak for millions across the globe as Tendulkar got out at the cusp of an immortal century, claimed by Ravi Rampaul at a Bangalore Beat Bureau score of 94 runs. The crowds went into a state of unbeBangalore: The city police today lievable shock at the fall while Rampaul shot at and injured a rowdy-sheeter took off on a run. It was a sharp catch at in an encounter at Banaswadi early 2nd slip as Tendulkar went hard at the this morning. The police chased rowdy-sheeter Syed Rahil, who was wanted in more than 25 criminal cases across the city. The police said that they got specific information about the movement of Syed on Outer Ring Road. They accosted him and asked him to surrender. But Syed refused to, pulled out a Hyderabad: They had not seen him for long knife and tried to attack the po- over three decades but top Maoist leader lice team. The police, in a bid to pro- Kishenji's family members have appealed tect themselves, shot two rounds to the government to hand over his body to see him for the last time and perform and he was injured in the leg. Syed collapsed on the spot and his last rites. Kishenji's mother Madhuwas immediately rushed to Bowring ramma broke down after she was inHospital where he is being treated. formed that her son was gunned down in The doctors attending on him said West Bengal. She was shocked to learn that he fell to police bullets. that his condition is serious. The police team was led by Banaswadi inspector K G Rangappa and KadagondanaHalliinspector Siddappa. The police said that Syed is a drug addict, who would attack lonely persons with his long knife and would rob them.

string of stylish boundaries, late arrivals clutching tickets ran frantically towards the ground, desperate not to miss the occasion. It was an anti-climactic session for the sellout crowd at the Wankhede Stadium. West Indies began the day well with Ravi Rampaul starting with a bouncer to Tendulkar and Fidel Edwards striking with his first delivery of the day, getting VVS Laxman to edge to gully. It was all about Tendulkar for the next half an hour though, as he galloped to the nineties. The classic straight drive, an effortless punch past cover, an audacious upper cut over third man for six all suggested Tendulkar was in top form, turning the Wankhede into a buzzing cauldron of noise. Ravi Rampaul switched the mute-button on though, by getting a short-of-length ball to jump at Tendulkar, who top-edged it to Darren Sammy at second slip. The crowd was at its most dejected then, and their mood didn't improve when MS when crowds were thin on the ground, sup- Dhoni was bowled by Sammy soon after. porters flocked to the Wankhede Stadium to With only the inexperienced ViratKohli and see if the master batsman could build on his the bowlers to come, and India needing 60 overnight 67 not out and achieve the un- more to force West Indies to bat again, the folprecedented landmark.As Tendulkar pushed low-on looked a distinct possibility. on with confidence into the nineties with a Continued on page 3

Agri GIM will be held on Dec 1, 2 Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The Global Agricultural Commercial and Food Processing Meet, touted as the agricultural Global Investors’ Meet, will be held in the city on December 1 and 2, said chief minister D V SadanandaGowda here this morning. The chief minister, who held a meeting with agriculture minister UmeshKatti, chief secretary S V Ranganath, agriculture departmet principal secretary and other top officials this morning, announced that the Agri GIM follows the “grand success” of the Global Investors’ Meet held last year. The Agri GIM will be held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre at Madhawara on Tumkur road. The government is expecting over Rs 60,000 crore into the agri and food processing sectors during the GIM. Through the Agri GIM, farmers in the state will come to know about the latest technologies and marketing contacts,from across the globe. The aim of this GIM is to make the agri sector sophisticated and to implement the latest technologies in the agriculture sector. The agro industries will create an increased demand for crops grown by our farmers, the chief minister said. “The government does not have any initiative to sell farmers’ land to these multinational companies. This is a bad impression being created by

Rowdy shot, hurt in city

Kishenjiʼs kin wants body for last rites

Sadananda Gowda those with vested interests. Farmers should not pay heed to these statements. The government is committed to protect the interest of state’s farmers,” he said.

BJP will hold Op Lotus

across country: KSE Bangalore Beat Bureau

fuller delivery and the edge travelled to Sammy who reverse cupped it well. Tendulkar looked up at the sky and then at the toe end of his bat before slowly trudging off. Just before the fifth wicket, a soft dismissal was in store for VVS Laxman (32) as he was out on the first ball that he faced. The stadium was abuzz with the one thing on Friday, Sachin Tendulkar. The name figured in talks around India and the globe for one simple thing- a never before thought feat of a hundred international centuries. However, it was not to be and the world waits longer to see the feat culminate. The penultimate day started with India trailing by 309 runs and Dhoni’s apprehensions were compounded with the middle order collapse.

accept the ideology of the BJP. The Operation Lotus will be a Bellary: The BhartiyaJanata Par- continuous process. We welcome ty will conduct Operation Lotus anyone in any corner of the counacross the country, said state try,” he said. party president K S Eshwarappa Asked about the continuation here today. of him as president of the party, Eshwarappa, who is cam- he said, “I am a sincere and paigning for the Bellary Rural by- humble worker of the party. election for the last one week, Whatever the party decides, I was confident that the BJP would am ready to follow that.” win the by-election. The BJP has “The BJP gave everything to fielded GaadiLingappa to contest Reddy brothers, including B Sriagainst party deserter and former ramulu, but he misused the trust minister B Sriramulu. and ditched the party. The by-poll “The doors of the BJP will al- is taking place because of that. ways be open for leaders coming The voters of Bellary will teach from other parties. They have to him a fit lesson,” he said.

A pall of gloom descended on Kishenji's house in Pedapalli in Karimnagar district of Telangana region as relatives and friends rushed to console his family Thursday night after news came that he was killed in the forests of West Bengal. Kishenji (55) was killed yesterday by forces during a gun battle in Burishol forest in West Midnapore district. Continued on page 3


Friday, November 25, 2011

Army to recruit havildars

Bangalore: Applications are invited from male candidates from Karnataka, Kerala and Union Territories of Lakshwadeepand Mahe for recruitment as surveyor automated cartographer in the army as havildar in the Corps of Engineers. Candidates must be in the age group of 20-25 years, should meet the required medical standards and should be graduates (BA/B Sc). Physical standard for the post is:height 166 cms and above, chest 77 cm and weight 50 kg. Last date for receipt of applications at the recruiting office concerned is December 24. For application form and other details please contact Headquarters Recruiting Zone, 148 Field Marshal KM Cariappa Road, Bangalore, call 080-41232202 or Army Recruiting Office, Belgaum08312465550, Mangalore 08242458376, Calicut 0495-2383953and Thiruvananthapuram 04712351762 or log on to trade.

Gujarat holds road show Bangalore: Gujarat Tourism yesterday organised a road show in the city, showcasing the exotic month-long‘RannUtsav’ in Kutch, Gujarat. Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd managing director Sanjay Kaulinteracted with travel and tourism stakeholders of the city. He said Gujarat is being promoted as a complete family destination, which offers mega-events like ‘Navratri’ or ‘Wildlife at Gir Sanctuary’ or the ‘exotic Kutch’ or ‘the exquisite handicrafts’. The most important worry for any tourist is the safety aspect and there is not much concern those visiting Gujarat as it is known for its hospitable and warm hearted people, he added. The major festivals of Gujarat are:

part in the four-day conference.

Para Gliding Festival (December 25 to 31) Saputara is densely wooded hill station located in Dangsdistrict of Southern Gujarat. Lying on Sahyadari ranges, Saputara is situated at an altitude of more than 1,000 metre. A Para Gliding Festival is being organised here from December 2531. Attractions of the festival are paragliding, paraplane/paramotor, para sailing, water sports, artificial rock climbing,etc.

International Kite Festival (January 10- 15, 2012)

The RannUtsav (Dec 9 to January 15)

CMR school celebrating annual day

The festival is held on February 14 to coincide with the festival of Uttarayan. The people in the state celebrate Uttarayan and shut all business for three to four Global Bird Watcher's days. People of all ages gather on the meet 2011 (Jan 19-22) terraces or the roof and engage in kite The second Global Bird Watcher's Con- flying. ference is being held at Ahmedabad in The sky will be dotted with thousands 2012. The first one was organized at the of kites. Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary at Jamnagar Gujarat Tourism organises an Internadistrict in the Gulf of Kutch. tional Kite Festival every year. This festival The conference will cover films on wet- attracts international kite flyers and local lands of Gujarat, interactive sessions by champions as well, who demonstrate birdwatchers, group discussion and pre- their skills in flying exotic kites. Visitors sentations on birds by reputed ornithol- have come from Japan, Italy, the UK, ogists. Canada, Brazil, Indonesia, Australia, the Internationally and nationally recog- USA, Malaysia, Singapore, France, China, nised ornithologists are expected to take and many more.

FDI in retail to trigger efficiency: Assocham

HAL holds Kannada meet

and refrigerated trucks to service the front-end businesses.” India’s overall retail sector is expected to rise to $833 billion by 2013 and to $1.3 trillion by 2018, at a compounded annual growth rate of 10 percent. In the country with high growth rates, consumer spending has risen sharply as the youth population (more than 33 percent below the age of 15 years) has seen a significant increase in its disposable income, said Rawat. Also organised retail, which is pegged at $8.14 billion, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 40 percent to touch $107 billion by 2013. The organised retail sector currently accounts for around 5 percent of

Joint commissioner of police B N S Reddy won three trophies at the 12th All-India Lawn Tenis Police Championship – 2011 which concluded on Tuesday in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Reddy, partnering with Ashish Kapoor of Punjab, won the All-India Police Doubles Championship, defeating Vikram Dev Singh (BSF) and Dr. Nag (BSF) 6-4, 6-4. In the Veteran doubles, Reddy partnering with K V Gagandeep of Karnataka defeated O P Dixit and Sukhraj Singh of Madhya Pradesh 7-5, 7-5. In the Singles event, Reddy was runner-up, losing to O P Dixit 4-6, 5-7.

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Bangalore: Industry body Assochamappreciated the cabinet approval for the companies bill, saying it will promote greater shareholder democracy and stricter corporate governance norms. “The proposed law seeks to update the company law in line with the best global practices,” said DSRawat, secretary-general of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). “The bill proposes to introduce the concept of class-action suits for the first time in the country. This will empower investors to sue a company for oppression and mismanagementand claim damages,” he said. The bill proposes that companies should earmark 2 percent of the average profit of the preceding three years for corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, and make a disclosure to shareholders about the policy adopted in the process. Rawat said the industry should be allowed to monitor imple-

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

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

mentation of CSR themselves without government intervention.“There is growing awareness among Indian corporates to adopt social, environmental and economic responsibilities.” Among other things, it also proposes to tighten the laws for raising money from the public. The bill also seeks to prohibit insider trading by company directors or key managerial personnel by treating such activities as a criminal offence.

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

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

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

ENGLISH (Malleswaram) (2.55 pm, 10 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.30 am, 3, 7.35 pm)


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

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

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

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

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

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


Mass marriage Bangalore: The Banashankari Mass Marriage Forum has organised a free mass marriage ceremony at the Banashankari temple on February 2. Interested brides and grooms from Bangalore Urban and Rural areas can take part in the ceremony. The forum will give mangalasutra, clothes, toe ring, headgear and others to the brides and grooms, said corporator A H Basavaraju. The ceremony is being held for the last 11 years. The interested can submit their applications before January 15 to The Banashankari Mass Marriage Forum, Banashankari Layout, 7th Main, Bhavani Nagar, Banashankari 2nd stage. Call: 26717527.

the Indian retail market and is all set to witness maximum number of large format malls and branded retail stores in south India followed by north, west and the east in the next two years. Lifestyle apparel along with food and grocery will lead organised retailing in India, he said. The next phase of growth is expected to come from rural markets with rural India accounting for almost half of the domestic retail market. Rural India is set to witness an economic boom with per capita income having grown by 50 percent over the past ten years, mainly on account of rising commodity prices and improved productivity.

With companies bill, shareholders to have better say: Assocham

Winning it all

KAS exam training Bangalore: The VokkaligaraSangha and Negila Yogi Social Service Trust hasinvited applications for preliminary training for Karnataka Public Services Commission exams. Experts will provide information on nine subjects, including general science, science, technology, history, Constitution, geography, aptitude and environment. An entrance test for the training classes will be held on Sunday at 10 am at Negila Yogi Social Service Trust, Kims College, SrigandhaKavalu, Outer Ring Road. Call: 9880214083.


to attract state tourists

TCGLorganises the Utsav every year. Tented accommodation – air-conditioned Kutch is one of the most ecologically and non-AC – at Dhorodo near white and ethnically diverse district of the state. Rann is provided for tourists. During winter, a month-long extravaganza Rannsafari, Kutch Carnival, cultural with traditional flavour of the area – programmes, visit to a typical Kutchi vilRannUtsav – is hosted. lage and adventure sports are part of the The RannUtsav takes tourists around package. the natural wonders of the district and The three-night-four-day package costs introduces one to the cultural and ethnical per person Rs9500 for AC accommodation flavour of the Kutchi people. and Rs8,000 for non-AC tents and twoFolk music and dance performances night-three-day package is priced at Bangalore: CMR National Public are organized under moonlight,and Rs7,000for AC and Rs6,000 for non-AC. School is hosting the annual day is considered the highlight of the Thepackages cover all meals, sightseeing, programme of the secondary utsav. drop-off facilities, etc. school with the theme,“Adventures in the Boulevard of Magic” today at CMR National Public School, HRBR Layout from 5.30 pm. The function will be presided over by Tristha Ramamurthy, vice-president, CMR Group of Bangalore: Industry body Assochamsaid share of retail trade in the GDP is likely Institutions and director, Ekya foreign investments in the India retail to reach 22 percent this year,” said AsSchools, and K C Ramamurthy, sector will inject competition and effi- sochamsecretary-general DSRawat. “Inchairman of CMR Group of In- ciencies, create lakhs of new jobs across dian consumer market is likely to grow stitutions. DGP ARInfant will be the country and reduce considerable dif- four times by 2025 and rank as the fifth the chief guest. Tristha Rama- ference in farm gate prices, wholesale largest globally, surpassing that of Germurthy will address the gather- prices and retail prices. many.” With the second-largest population in ing. Over 760 students of secThe agriculture sector needs to find ondary school will put up a pro- the world growing annually at an average ways to reduce wastage from farm programme revolving around the of 1 percent, coupled with rising income duction and improve efficiency of its levels, the country’s retail sector is set to highly-fragmented food supply chain. theme of reading books. ride on a consumption wave that contin- More than 30 percent of agricultural proues to be one of the most significant duce is spoilt before it ever reaches concomponents of GDP, said the Associated sumers, he said. Chambers of Commerce and Industry of “FDI in multi-brand retail sector will India. bring in huge investments in the expensive “Up from 8-10 percent in 2007, the cold chain infrastructure like warehousing Bangalore: The HAL Central Kannada Sangha recently held the eighth HAL Kannada SahityaSammelana. Litterateur Hi Chi Shantaviraiahpresided, while Pampa award winner ChandrashekarPatil inaugurated the sammelana. Patil said that HAL has more non-Kannadiga employees. He commended the efforts of the sangha in organising the sammelana. Shantaviraiah said it is a matter of prestige that the eighth HAL sahityasammelana is happening at a time when Karnataka has been honoured with the eighth Jnanpith award.

Movie Listings

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)


Friday, November 25, 2011

Manipal Hosp conducts


General Vijaya Evening PU College: Kannada Rajyotsava-2011, journalist Nagesh Hegde to attend, Prof Narayana Rao Auditorium, Jayanagar, 4th Block, 6 pm. Commercial Tax Department Employees’ Association: Talent Awards-2011 and fruit and vegetable exhibition, Department building, 1st Main Road, Gandhinagar, 5.30 pm.

Cultural HAL Central Kannada Sangha: Eighth Kannada Sahithya Sammelana, Prof Chandrashekhar Patil, Prof H C Shanthaveeraiah, Richard Louis participate, HMA Auditorium, Near HAL Hospital, 3.30 pm. Magnitude Gallery: Exhibition of paintings on the theme ‘Just Reflections’, 140/13, 27th Cross, 13th Main, 3rd Block, Jayanagar. Kannada Sangharsha Samithi: ‘Rajyotsava Kavi Goshti’, poet Markandapuram Srinivas presides, Kuvempu auditorium, 2nd Floor, Kannada Sahitya Parishath, Pampa Mahakavi Road, Chamarajpet, 6 pm. Reserve Bank Kannada Sangha: Karnataka Rajyotsava and 42nd annual function, RBI Regional governor Uma Shankar, actor Ananth Nag and playwright V Ramamurthy to participate, Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road, 5.25 pm. Sambhrama: ‘Karthika Rangotsava’ inauguration by Kannada Books Authority Chairman Siddalingaiah, writer S G Siddaramaiah, Seva Sadan, 14th Cross Road, Malleswaram, 6 pm. KPTCL: Kannada Rajyotsava, M Chidananda Murthy to participate, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, 3.30 pm.

Religious Chinmaya Mission: Bhagwad Gita discourse by Swami Gahanananda, Jayarama Seva Mandali, 8th Block, Jayanagar, 6.30 pm.

Music Dr Nithyashree Mahadevan Live: 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. A night of Carnatic music with Dr Nithyashree Mahadevan. Performances by Nithya Shikaripur & Party (Hindustani) and and flautist Master S Akash precede the event. Dubstep & Drum 'n' Bass Nites: 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Bacchus. DJ Vachan treats the crowd to dubstep and D'n'B .

Eating out The Grand Indian Lunch Buffet: Noon to 3 p.m. Turquoise, Koramangala. The Grand Indian Lunch buffet with over 35 dishes with around 5 starters, 4 vegetarian gravies, 2 non vegetarian gravies , 7 desserts and lots more. Lunch Buffet: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Applewood. A Global and Indian lunch buffet, which includes soups, starters, main course and desserts, priced at Rs. 299 plus taxes per head. Mediterranean Set Lunch: Noon to 3:30 p.m at Fireflies, Lavelle Road. A set lunch of soups, salads, appetisers, main course and dessert. The two course meal is priced at Rs 299, and the three course meal at Rs 399. New Soups and Starters: Till 11 p.m. The Tasty Tangles, UB City, introduces new soups and vegetarian starters. Guests can expect picks like Wonton Noodle Soup, Spinach and Sweet Corn Soup, and Seafood Cilantro Broth, as well as Sweet

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and Sour Crispy Vegetables and Spicy Lemongrass Paneer Cakes. Kebab and Wine Pairings: Till 11 p.m. Jashn Restaurant, Le Meridien. Kebabs to be paired with Four Seasons wine. Salmon Tikka paired with Four seasons Chenin Blanc, and mushrooms and broccoli for the vegetarians. Loi Krathong Festival: Till 11:30 pm Benjarong, Ulsoor Road, HalasuruBenjarong celebrates the Thai festival of lights with Thai delicacies. Jashn-e-Lahore: Till 11:30 p.m. Great Kabab Factory, Mantri Square, celebrates the kababs of Lahore with a series of signature menus, titled Jashn-eLahore. Russian Food Festival: Till 11:30 p.m. Touche, Indiranagar, celebrates Russian fare with a menu that showcases characteristic dishes, such as Borsct, Okroshka, Kubasa and Blini. Masala Klub: Till 11:30 p.m. Masala Klub, The Taj West End, introduces a new menu that highlights the cuisine in and around Amritsar, Jammu, and Srinagar. New additions to the menu include Nadru aur Channe ki Tikki, Khade Masale ka Murgh, Kalimirch aur Currypatte ka Jhinga, Teenmirch Paneer, and Rabri Gulkand ki Chakki.

Night life Live night with David James: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Banana Beach Bar, Koramangala. David James performs reggae and retro at Banana Beach Bar. Ladies Night: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The Beach, Indiranagar. DJ Deepak plays house at The Beach. Unlimited drinks for the girls till 10:30 pm. Karoake Wednesday: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Love Shack, Amarjyoti HBBCS Layout, Koramangala. Martin Dsouza spins. Girls get two drinks free, while guys pay Rs 1,000. Retro Night at Retro Price: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. i-Bar. DJ Vicky spins retro hits this Wednesday. Drinks at 50% off. Ladies Night with DJ Rohit: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Cirrus, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. House with DJ Rohit. Ladies drink for free till 10:00 pm. Wow Diva's Night: 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. F Bar & Kitchen, No 18, Ali Askar Road, Cunningham Road. A night dedicated to the ladies, who get free cocktails while DJ Ivan spins the best tracks from around the world on LED screens. Ladies Rock: 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe. Customised cocktails, music and

tons of games.

Comedy LOL: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Urban Solace - Cafe for the Soul, 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.

Bangalore: Manipal Hospital has conducted 60 robotic surgeries since the advanced equipment arrived at the hospital six months ago. The hospital, which has set up Manipal Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery in in association with the US-based Vattikuti Foundation, has conducted an average of 10 surgeries per month. Patients have been opting for robotic surgeries as they ensure shorter hospital stay, lesser pain, less risk of infection and lesser blood loss in addition to fewer transfusions, lesser scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return to normal daily activities, said hospital director Dr H Sudarshan Ballal. In the last six months, surgeries related to kidney, women-specific conditions and cancer have been conducted. Robotic surgeries are not mandatory and are left to the choice of the patient, he added. The biggest USP of this method of surgery is effortless maneuvering and brilliant visualisation. Surgical robots hold significant promise and have already proven to be of great value, particularly in areas inaccessible to con-

ventional laparoscopic procedures. The Vattikuti Foundation has been conducting a special medical tour across various cities in India including Bangalore. A team of doctors, led by Dr Mani Menon, would perform robotic surgeries. Surgical robots are gradually making inroads into the Indian operation theatre. It is a new and exciting emerging technology that is taking the surgical profession by storm. It is an established practice abroad which is now slowly gaining momentum in our country. Robot assisted surgery is performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System the most innovative, minimally invasive surgical platform in the world that is already making waves. It has proven to have various advantages over the conventional methods of surgery. The process has greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, improved dexterity, enhanced visualization and improved access for the surgeon. The Vattikuti Foundation was founded by Raj and Padma Vattikuti in 1997. The Foundation serves both the local community in Southeast Michigan as well as causes in India and other parts of the world.

Kishenjiʼs mom to move court over his killing New Delhi: The mother of Kishenji, the Maoist Who was killed on Thursday by joint forces in the outskirts of Jhargram, will file a petition in Calcutta High Court, demanding a judicial inquiry into the killing. The Magisterial inquest of the body has been conducted. Sources said that Kishenji's mother will file a plea demanding a

judicial inquiry into the killing. Kishenji's body will be sent to Jhargram for a post-mortem. The Maoist movement has been dealt a body blow after top naxal leader Kishenji was killed in a gunbattle on Thursday. His body was reportedly found inside the Jhargram forests in West Midnapore, West Bengal. Security forces say 2 loaded

AK-47 rifles were found next to the body, one of which is believed to have belonged to Kishenji. The other reportedly belongs to Suchitra Mahato, who is believed to have been injured in the encounter. Security forces are set to launch combing operations to find more of the injured and those killed in the encounter.

Fire creates flutter at Chennai airport

Chennai: Two separate incidents of fire created a flutter at the airport here today. A parked car that is used to ferry airline staff suddenly went up in flames, triggering panic. However, Fire and Rescue Services personnel extinguished the flames before it consumed the entire vehicle, airport sources said. An over-heated battery is suspected to have caused the fire.In the other incident, a neon name-board of a private hotel near the international terminal mayya and he picked him for caught fire due to a suspected short circuit. PWG state secretary post. A master strategist, Kishenji was believed to be the mastermind behind Seetaramayya's dramatic escape from Osmania Hospital in Hyderabad in 1984. In 1986, on the direction of the party leadership he moved to Chhattisgarh and continued Continued from page 1 to strengthen the outfit in various states. He played a key role in the merger of PWG with Maoist All the hoopla may have been Communist Centre (MCC) to form around Tendulkar, but it was a the Communist Party of India- far more important day for Kohli, who finally got the chance to Maoist (CPI-Maoist). He rose to become the polit- show his credentials for the No. buro member of CPI-Maoist and 6 spot. He responded well, with was in charge of the outfit in an array of wristy flicks guiding West Bengal. He was the third India ever closer to the crucial key leader after Ganapathy and 391 mark. Kohli was helped by Sambala Kishore and was car- another youngster, R Ashwin, rying a reward of Rs.19 lakh on who struck plenty of crisp boundaries early on to ease India's worhis head. His younger brother Venu- ries. The pair added 45 to take gopala Rao is central committee India close to avoiding the folmember and is believed to be low-on, but they need to put on active in the Andhra-Orissa bor- more to erase West Indies' hopes of sneaking a win. der area.

Kin want Kishenjiʼs body Continued from page 1 Kishenji's mother Madhuramma broke down after she was informed that her son was gunned down in West Bengal. She was shocked to learn that he fell to police bullets. A pall of gloom descended on Kishenji's house in Pedapalli in Karimnagar district of Telangana region as relatives and friends rushed to console his family Thursday night after news came that he was killed in the forests of West Bengal. Fifty-five-year-old Kishenji was killed Thursday by security forces during a gun battle in Burishol forest in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said. Family members said Madhuramma collapsed and was inconsolable as she had not seen her son ever since he went underground while doing his degree. The second son of M. Venkataiah and Madhuramma, Kishenji,

whose real name was Mallojula Koteswara Rao, did his graduation in science from a college in Karimnagar town. While studying law at Osmania University, he joined Radical Students Union in 1974. Four years later, he went into hiding. "He never came back home and was not in contact with us. Our request to the government is to hand over his body to us so that we can see him for the last time and perform last rites according to our traditions," said Kishenji's elder brother Anjaneyulu. Revolutionary poet P. Varvara Rao, who too broke down on learning about the death, recalled that Kishenji joined the movement at a young age as he wanted to fight for the rights of the oppressed. Born on Oct 10, 1953, in a Brahmin family, Kishenji's organisational skills impressed People's War Group (PWG) founder Kondapalli Seetara-

Sachin misses his ton of tons

Parliament flays assault on Pawar New Delhi: Parliament today strongly condemned the assault on Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at a public function in New Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said the House strongly condemns the unfortunate incident of assault on the Agriculture Minister. The House "expresses its unequivocal disapproval of taking recourse to violent and

undemocratic means to express disagreement," she said. Before the Lok Sabha met for the day, several members went across to Pawar, who was seated in his allotted seat in the first row, as a gesture. Rajya Sabha too condemned the assault on Pawar. When the House met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari made a mention of the incident

that took place yesterday barely a few kilometers away from Parliament. "I’m sure the whole House will join me in condemning the assault" on Pawar, he said as members thumped their desks in show of support," he said. The union minister was yesterday slapped by a man at the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) centre in New Delhi.

The incident occurred while he was leaving the premises after attending a literary function. The attacker, identified as Harvinder Singh, reportedly blamed Pawar for rising prices of essential commodities. "This is my answer to corrupt politicians," shouted the attacker as he took out his kirpan (small knife) and threatened to kill politicians.

Jarasandha is all about a don Bangalore: Director Shashank always makes news with his films, whether it is MogginnaManasau or his next Jarasandha. The film, which carries the tagline ‘A story never told’, is supposed to be based on the life of an underworld don, who traces his

origins to Mangalore. Though Shashank is not revealing much about the film, sources say the film has been shot extensively in Mangalore where the don lived. The film released today is about the Don, who controls the underworld activities here

Shopping High on Heels: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mochi, Commercial Street. A collection of stilettos, wedges and pumps in the colours of the season. Bangalore Book Festival 2011: Till 8 p.m. Palace Grounds, Jayamahal Road. 398 stalls with close to a million books, spread over more than 2.5 lakh sq. ft. The Great Garuda Shopping Fest: Till 10 p.m. Garuda Mall, Magrath Road. A shopping festival with special discounts, decorations, and games for shoppers.

Doctors conduct a surgery with the help of robots at Manipal Hospital.

Stills from Kannada movie Jarasanda

in liaison with the Mumbai mafia. When MogginnaManasu got an A certificate, Shashank fought the issue at the tribunal court, Delhi, and got an U/A certificate for the film. But he's silent with Jarasandha getting an 'A' certificate.

Woman journo held for J Deyʼs murder Mumbai: A woman journalist working for an English newspaper was arrested today in connection with the murder of crime journalist Jyotirmoy Dey. The scribe has been identified as Jigna Vora. She works with the Asian Age as Special Correspondent. Dey was shot dead near his home in suburban Powai on June 11 this year. As per the Mumbai police, Jigna was part of the conspiracy to eliminate Dey. She is believed to be the one who passed on information like the number of Dey’s bike and address of his Powai residence to the Chhota Rajan gang. Previously, she had worked with the Mumbai Mirror, between 2005 and 2007, and possibly met Dey there. Investigations by the Mumbai police had found that the sharpshooters who killed the Mid-Day journalist were members of the Chhota Rajan gang.

The arrested accused are Rohee Thangappan Joseph alias Satish Kalya, Abhijit Shinde, Arun Dake, Sachin Gaikwad, Anil Waghmode, Nilesh Shendge, Mangesh Agawane, Vinod Asrani, Paulson Joseph and Deepak Sisodia.

Womanʼs chain snatched Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: A woman, who was returning home from a local private clinic, was robbed of her chain at Mathikerelast night. The victim Rukmini, who had gone to her brother’s house, fell ill and had gone to the clinic along with her sister-in-law. They were returning home through Kamraja road around 9.45 pm when a man walking from the opposite direction snatched her gold chain and fled. Rukmini and her sister-inlaw raised an alarm and the chain snatcher fled through Fruit Street. The chain weighed around 40 gm and is worth over Rs 1 lakh.

House burgled A house was burgled and valu-

ables stolen at Jannasandraon Sarjapur road last night. Lakshminarayana has complained that he found out about the burglary when he returned home from work around 10.30 last night. The burglars have broken open the front door to gain entry and taken away jewellery from the bureau. He said that since his wife is in Chennai, he did not know the exact worth of stolen valuables.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Kishenjiʼs death big loss, movement will continue: Varavara Kolkata: Describing the death of top Maoist leader Kishenji as a ''big loss'' for the left wing rebels, Maoist ideologue P VarvaraRao said the movement will not be affected as the deceased had nurtured leaders to take his place. "It's a big loss as he was one of the leaders who built the movement, working from the grassroots level," Raosaid from Andhra Pradesh. "But the movement will not be affected as he had been building up his comrades to be the future leaders and after him one of them will take his place," he added. "Kishenji was a great leader and a strategist and also had literary skills. He could connect to the masses well. Along with his brother he attracted hundreds of people to the movement," Rao said. "He also shared good relations with the media. Though his lead-

movement." "Decades after the Naxal movement in Bengal, it was Kishenji who brought back the Left (rebel) movement in the state," Rao said. Kishenji was also responsible for the unity of the revolutionary parties and the formation of the Communist Party of IndiaMaoists (CPI-Maoists), he said. About the peace initiatives by ership abilities will be missed, the West Bengal government, he the movement will go on," said said: "The Maoists are always the Maoist ideologue, who was for talks, provided the governconsidered by Kishenji as his ment withdraws the joint forces idol. from Junglemahal." He credited Kishenji for build"Kishenji's death will in no ing the rebel movement in West way affect the intention of the Bengal. Maoists for peace talks. They are "After working closely with always there for peace." his comrades in Andhra Pradesh, He also ruled out any retaliahe moved to Bengal in 1990. tory move by the rebels to avenge Since then he had been building the death of their leader. "Maoists the movement there. After do not retaliate. Their form of Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand retaliation is resistance. Resisthe proved that Bengal too can ance against atrocities and misbe an important centre for the governance."

Uproar in Parliament

over FDI in retail

New Delhi: Government decision to allow FDI in retail saw uproar in both Houses of Parliament, with ruling UPA ally Trinamool Congress leading the charge and the entire opposition joining them. Soon after Speaker Meira Kumar condemned the attack on Agriculture Minister SharadPawar, Trinamool Congress members rushed near the Well of the LokSabha demanding cancellation of the decision of the Union Cabinet to allow 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail and 100 per cent FDI in single-brand retail. Members of CPI(M), CPI and BJP were seen in the aisles raising slogans against the government's decision and trying to unfurl banners demanding roll-back of the Cabinet decision taken last night. Some members from Kerala were seen waving copies of Malayalam newspapers carrying a report on Tamil Nadu government's decision to ban a movie that depicts of a dam burst. In the melee, Congress members from Telangana were also seen rushing to the

Well with placards demanding carving out a separate state from Andhra Pradesh. As noisy scenes continued, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon. Similar scenes were witnessed in the RajyaSabha where the entire Opposition created ruckus on the issue of FDI in retail soon after Chairman Hamid Ansari condemned the assault on Pawar.Leader of the Opposition ArunJaitley rose to make a statement but could not speak in the din. AIADMK members showed a vernacular newspaper that reported on the movie 'Dam 999', that the party alleges has shown the Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala that feeds Tamil Nadu. Ansari asked members not to show newspapers and repeatedly requested for order in the House so that Jaitley could speak. "How do I call anybody (to speak), if this (pandemonium) is going on," he told S SAhluwalia (BJP), who kept pointing that Jaitley wanted to make a statement. He then adjounred the House till noon.

HC notice to CBI on Sukh Ram plea New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought CBI's response on former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram's appeal challenging his conviction and sentencing by a trial court for taking bribe to award a contract to a telecom firm in 1996. The court also sought 86-year-old Sukh Ram's medical report on his plea for suspension of sentence on health grounds and old age. Justice Suresh Kait issued notice to CBI and sought its response by November 28. Appearing for Sukh Ram, senior counsel Arvind Nigam argued that trial court has convicted his client merely on the basis of "speculation". Sukh Ram, who had held the Telecom

portfolio in P V Narasimha Rao's cabinet, was convicted on November 17 in a cable contract case. He was handed out five years jail term by Special CBI judge R P Pandey on November 19 and sent to jail. Referring to the trial court's judgement in which the judge had relied on circumstantial evidence, the counsel stated that the court had ignored the fact that CBI had failed to seize the envelope in which the money was kept. He argued that despite some prosecution witnesses not supporting the CBI's claim that six bundles of Rs 500 denomination (Rs three lakh) along with a visiting card was kept in the en-

Meghalaya rebel chief nabbed in Bʼdesh: Police Shillong: In a major setback to the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), its top leader Champion R Sangma has been detained in Bangladesh and is likely to be handed over to India soon, a police official on Thursday. Champion, who claims to be fighting for a separate Garoland, has been camping in Bangladesh for several months in search of support. "We have confirmed from the central intelligence agencies that Champion has been arrested from Mymensingh district (Bangladesh) by Royal Action Bangladesh (RAB) commandos," a top Meghalaya police official, who did not wish to be named. He said the rebel leader will be handed over to India soon. However, an Indian home ministry official said that New Delhi does not have any official confirmation of Champion's detention. "We are yet to get any official confirmation," Shambhu Singh, joint secretary (Northeast) in the union home ministry. Champion, a former deputy superintendent of police, deserted the Meghalaya Police and floated the GNLA due to alleged harassment by his seniors. The outfit which has also forged an alliance with the Bangladesh-based rebel group, A'chik Special Dragon Party has unleashed a reign of terror in the three impoverished districts of Garo Hills in the western part

of Meghalaya. Meghalaya shares a 443-km border with Bangladesh, part of which is porous, hilly and unfenced and prone to frequent infiltration. It has forged an operational alliance with the United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). Both the Assam-based rebel groups have transformed the GNLA into a violent group with access to sophisticated arms and ammunitions. Over 20 people, including security personnel, have been killed in the Garo Hills in the last one year by GNLA rebels. On Monday evening, four police personnel and a civilian were killed and two policemen were critically injured by the rebels at Nengpatchi in East Garo Hills district. On Monday, heavily armed GNLA rebels abducted Block Development Officer (BDO) PK Boro and two traders Dulal Modak and Rokybul Haque from two areas of Meghalaya's West Garo Hills district. The whereabouts are still unknown. Boro was abducted at gunpoint from his official chamber in Dadenggre while the traders were kidnapped from Kalchengpara weekly market. The GNLA has over 100 rebels, including a few women cadres, operating in the three impoverished districts. The outfit has procured a cache of HK53 rifles and explosives to add to their arsenal.

velope, the trial judge held Sukh Ram guilty. "The entire claim of CBI about the money and the visiting card contained in the envelope was bogus. Neither the currency nor the envelope was produced before the trial court," Nigam submitted. The lawyer also argued for suspension of Sukh Ram's sentence and his immediate release on bail on health grounds. Claiming that Sukh Ram is on regular insulin as per the doctor's advice, the counsel said that the trial court has ignored the medical documents furnished to him while awarding the sentence to the accused.

Plot to kill Trinidad & Tobago PM uncovered Port of Spain: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar said Thursday that a plot to assassinate her and senior members of her cabinet has been uncovered, and it was ''an evil, devious act of treason''. She said the introduction of a state of emergency Aug 21 has forced criminal elements in Trinidad and Tobago to seek reprisals, reported "I am advised by the law enforcement authorities that they have, through their intelligence resources, uncovered an assassination plot against members of my government and myself," Bissessar said. Police Commissioner Wayne Gibbs said at least a dozen people have been detained for questioning in connection with the plot. Gibbs confirmed that among those detained were former members of the protective services. “I am going to be very brief in saying that with the information and intelligence we have received, we have put plans in place to counter what we know and we have worked again very hard to ensure the safety of everyone in Trinidad and Tobago,” he told reporters. Bissessar said while she intends to keep her public engagements, her concerns were for the “safety and prosperity of the people of Trinidad and Tobago”. "I am very grateful to...the law enforcement (officials) who have uncovered such a plot. As a result of their vigilance they have thwarted what was an evil devious act of treason.”

PM will meet airlines chiefs on aviation mess New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called a meeting of the chiefs of domestic airlines on Saturday with a focus on the financial health of the aviation sector. Kingfisher's Vijay Mallya, Jet Airways' Naresh Goyal and Rahul Bhatia of Indigo Airlines are expected to attend the meet. This comes in the wake of the financial crisis at Kingfisher Airlines. The government has so far said that no proposal to allow FDI in Aviation is being considered for now. This time of meeting happened before also. In 2009, all the airlines chiefs went to meet the PM. This meeting was called by

Manmohan Singh

the aviation minister. The chief demands at this point would be to lower the sales tax on aviation, which is very high in India. Now, it is anywhere between 22-33 per cent. Because of that the aviation turbine fuel becomes very expensive. In other countries, the aviation turbine fuel costs to about 20 per cent of its overall operating cost. In India, it goes up to 40 per cent. This time the most important issue is allowing foreign airlines to invest. 49 per cent FDI is already allowed. Now will the government allow foreign airlines to invest? That will be key decision.

Mumbai seems ready to deal with terror attacks Mumbai: Three years after terrorists struck the city leaving 166 dead, India's financial capital seems better prepared to deal with such attacks having set up an elite commando unit and plans to fit transponders in boats of fishermen to detect suspicious movement. The state government has fulfilled "majority of the recommendations" of the Ram Pradhan committee instituted after the 26/11 attacks to suggest measures on how to improve the security system in the state, Maharashtra's Additional Chief Secretary (Home) U C Sarangi said.

"On the lines of the NSG, we have set up a 350 strong elite commando unit called Force one which is well equipped with the latest weapons and trained by Army and foreign experts. Every year, Rs 17 crore is being spent on this unit," he said. As part of security measure to protect shores of Mumbai, Maharashtra Government plans to fit transponders in the boats of fishermen along the coast. However, some problem areas still remain.Maharashtra's AntiTerrorism Squad ATS is grappling with a severe manpower crunch with 283 posts of the total 732

lying vacant, two-and-a-half years after the panel, set up to probe state police's response to the Mumbai attacks recommended streamlining the force. Of the sanctioned strength of 732 personnel for the ATS, which was formed in 2004 to counter terrorism and probe terror cases, 283 posts or 38.66% of the required manpower are lying vacant as on Sept 1, sources said. Ahead of the 26/11 anniversary, there is no specific threat or input from intelligence agencies but there is always a chance that terror outfits could resort to a "symbolic strike".

Get gorilla off your back: Ravi to Sachin Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar last hit a century in any form of the game on March 12, 2011 in Nagpur against South Africa in the World Cup. Eight months since, the wait for the landmark 100th ton is still on. "He should quickly get the monkey off his back," said former India player Sanjay Manjerakar, who is commentating on the Test series between India and the West Indies. "It will be good for the team if he plays in the ODI series against West Indies and scores a century because we need a confident Tendulkar for the Australia tour," he said while talking to compatriot Ravi Shastri at the other end. "The monkey has grown into a gorilla now," Shastri retorted in a lighter vein. "Yes, Sachin will need to get rid of it before he heads for the all important series Down Under. He should atleast play in the first three ODIs and complete the milestone." Tendulkar will have the chance to

accomplish the feat at home, before the Australia tour, if he chooses to play against West Indies in the One day series. India will play West Indies in five ODIs, starting Nov 29 at Cuttack. The batting maestro came as close to the milestone as he ever has, reaching 94 on the fourth day of the third and final Test against West Indies at the Wankhede Friday. However he once again succumbed to the nervous nineties, getting out to Ravi Rampaul edging the ball to second slip Darren Sammy. After his 99th century, Tendulkar played in four ODIs in World Cup. He has not played an ODI since the World Cup final against Sri Lanka in Mumbai. He pulled out of the ODI series in the away tours of the West Indies and England. He played four Tests in England and three against the West Indies at home. He is without a century in 12 Test innings. He came close in the Oval Test match, scoring 91.

14‑day judicial custody for Pawar attacker New Delhi/ Mumbai: Harvinder Singh, who slapped union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, was today sent to 14 days judicial custody by a Patiala House court. Metropolitan Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur passed the order saying Singh be kept in judicial custory till Dec 9. Outraged by the assault on their party chief, workers of Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) attempted to attack Singh as he came out of the courtroom. The workers protested the attack on Pawar and raised slogans supporting him. Pawar was yesterday slapped by Singh, who was angry over rising prices and corruption at a public function at the NDMC centre in the heart of the city. Dressed in a blue striped T-shirt, the turbaned Sikh unleashed a small kirpan as security guards tried to pin him down. Singh was arrested immediately and later charged with various offences, including assaulting a public servant, criminal intimidation and attempt to commit suicide. Immediately after he slapped Pawar last evening, Harvinder was taken to Barakhamba Road police station for interrogation. The Delhi police booked him under Section 323 (Causing hurt), 353 (Attack on public servant) and 506 (Criminal intimidation). In Maharashtra, angry over the attack on their party chief, National Congress Party (NCP) workers have called for a bandh in Pune, Sangli and Beed. Protesters were held in many parts of the state after reports trickled in about the attack on the Maratha strongman. Demonstrations were held in parts of Mumbai, NCP workers forced shop-owners to down their shutters in Sion, Dadar, Worli, and Kandivali areas among others. Suburban rail services were also disrupted for a few minutes after party workers squatted on the tracks at Masjid Bunder and Kurla stations. Protests were held in other parts of the state like Nashik, Kolhapur, Latur. In Delhi, as the Parliament is in session, NCP MPs may raise the issue in the house. Harvinder Singh is from Rohini in Delhi and is the son of a transporter. He was reportedly upset with Pawar over the persistent rise in essential commodities and growing corruption in the country. Pawar (71), who went to a literary function at a public auditorium on Parliament Street, was caught unawares when he was slapped by Harvinder Singh, who had assaulted former Tele-

Sharad Pawar com Minister Sukh Ram outside a court on Saturday last after he was sentenced in a corruption case. he NCP veteran and one of the seniormost politicians in the country, who has very little security, lost his balance for a moment but regained composure after the assault, moved towards the exit of the auditorium and got into his waiting car. A news agency quoted police sources said that during interrogation, Harvinder Singh reportedly claimed that actually he wanted to target Mukherjee but gave up the idea because of his age.

NCP workers protest Hazare's remark Ralegan Siddhi: Angry over Anna Hazare's statement on the attack on Union Minister Sharad Pawar, NCP supporters today staged a protest at the Gandhian's native village in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district. Several slogan-shouting workers of Pawar's party reached the Yadav Baba temple, once the abode of Hazare, and demanded that the anti-graft campaigner apologise for his remark made yesterday after a youth slapped the NCP supremo to protest corruption and price rise. As the protest continued, a number of villagers, including some women, arrived on the scene and halted the march of NCP supporters. A police contingent present for providing security to Hazare intervened to calm frayed tempers. Later, the NCP supporters sat on a dharna outside the temple.Hazare's aide Suresh Pathare, criticised the NCP workers for their demonstration terming it as "nautanki".

Dhoni likely to be rested for ODIs Mumbai: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is likely to given a much-needed break by the national selectors for the five-match ODI series against West Indies starting in Cuttack on Tuesday. The selectors will finalise the squad for the first "two or three" ODIs on Friday. They are likely to name. openerGautamGambhir as the captain. When Dhoni was rested last year, Gambhir led India to a 5-0 whitewash in the ODI series against New Zealand.As a result, Parthiv Patel, who impressed during the ODI series in England, is expected

to be the glovesman in the side. There is uncertainty over Sachin Tendulkar's availability for the ODIs. Tendulkaris all but certain to opt out. If Dhoni and Tendulkar are rested, then they will join the likes of VVS Laxman and leave for Australia earlier than the team's scheduled departure on December 12. A group of seniors is expected to reach Australia a few days in advance for preparation. Left-handed batsman GautamGambhir endorsed the idea mooted by the BCCI.

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