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Vol. 1, Issue 354 n Tuesday n September 6, 2011
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Railway safety team inspects Followers of Janardhana Reddy go on rampage Namma Metro S Radhakrishna
Bangalore Beat Bureau Bellary: Followers of former minister and Bellary strongman Gali Janardhana Reddy enforced a bandh on this mining town and went on the rampage today following yesterday’s early morning arrest of their leader by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The mining baron was sent to 14-day judicial custody by the CBI special court for his alleged involvement in illegal mining last evening. He is now spending time at the Chanchalaguda prison in Hyderabad. The CBI has been pursuing the illegal mining case against Reddy brothers after the Andhra Pradesh government handed it over to the investigating agency during the tenure of former chief minister Rosaiah. The entire Bellary district wore a deserted look due to the bandh. Followers of Janardhana Reddy went around Kampli, Bellary town, Siriguppa and other places in the district, and forced business establishments to down their shutters. Schools and colleges were closed. One of the followers Sunkappa (45) poured kerosene over himself and tried to set himself on fire at Royal Cirle in the heart of the city in the morning. The police, however, rushed to the spot and prevented him from immolating self. Large groups went around the town, shouting slogans against the central UPA government and CBIU. They alleged that the CBI acted at the behest of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and arrested Reddy. The agitators set fire to tyres on the main roads passing through at Royal Circle, Cowl Bazaar, Durgamba Devi temple circle.
They threw stones at shops that had been kept open and shut them forcibly. They also attacked government offices and damaged windowpanes, furniture and other office accessories. At the deputy commissioner’s office, they damaged four laptops, smashed furniture and cut telephone wires. They also ran riot at the assistant commissioner’s, road transport, forest department, labour department, revenue department and tahsildar’s offices. They also threw stones at Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation and a private bus from the neighbouring state. They damaged several petrol bunks in the district. The protesters carried huge cutouts of Janardhana Reddy and former MLA B Sriramulu and held a protest at Sanganakallu circle. The state-run transport department cancelled all services, fearing damage to vehicles. There was no movement of private vehicles too throughout the district. Commuters faced severe problems and had to walk long distances to reach their destinations. The KSRTC bus-stands at Kampli, Siriguppa and Bellary town were empty without buses and passengers. Deputy commissioner Amla Aditya Biswas said the district administration has taken all measures to control the situation, but the crowds were too large to handle. “As a precautionary measure, we had declared holiday to schools and colleges,” he added. Eight contingents of Karnataka State Reserve Police and 10 contingents of the District Armed Reserve Police were stationed
Cabinet meet on Thursday
Bangalore: The state cabinet will meet at 4 pm on Thursday to discuss crucial developments in the state over the last few days. This is the third cabinet meeting since D V Sadananda Gowda took over as chief minister. This could also be crucial as the government has been wracked by several developments, including the arrest of former minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and resignation of his aide B Sriramulu from MLA’s post. Opposition parties have been demanding an emergency legislature session to discuss the Lokayukta report on illegal mining and handing over of the inquiry to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The cabinet would discuss these issues at tomorrow’s meeting.
Essar pays hafta to Maoists: Wiki Washington: The Ruias-led Essar Group, which has mining interests in Chhattisgarh, pays protection money to Maoists to safeguard its operations in the state, a leaked US diplomatic cable said. “A senior representative from Essar, a major industrial company Julian Assange with large mining and steel-related facilities in Chhattisgarh, told Congenoff (Consul General Office) that the company pays the Maoists ‘a significant amount’ not to harm or interfere with their operations,” a cable dated January 11, 2010, originating from the US consulate in Mumbai and released by WikiLeaks stated. Page 4
Reddy says no to lunch, eats only fruits Bangalore Beat Bureau Hyderabad: Mining baron and former minister G Janardhana Reddy, who was sent to judicial custody yesterday after his arrest by the CBI, is being treated as a common prisoner at Chanchalaguda prison here. Reddy, who has been given the prisoner number 697, has been lodged in ‘C’ type cell, along with 17 other inmates. Last night, Reddy slept on a mat provided by the jail authorities and refused to have dinner. He ate biscuits brought from home. This morning, he looked Members of different organisations hold a dharna, hailing the arrest of former minister and visibly upset and consumed mining baron G Janardhana Reddy, in front of Townhall today. The CBI arrested Reddy in an khichdi made at the jail kitchen. early morning swoop at his Bellary residence yestrday for his alleged involvement in illegal He wanted English newspapers from jail authorities, which was mining in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. refused as the jail has a policy of supplying only Telugu newspapers to inmates. all around the district. on December 7, 2009, following NO ROLE OF CONG, “The ‘C’ type cell has one black Extra police force had also intense pressure from Telugu DeSAY LEADERS and white TV. The inmates are been sourced from the neigh- sam Party president ChanBangalore: The state Congress served 600 gm of rice and dal and bouring districts, said superin- drababu Naidu. tendent of police Chandra GupThen chief minister Rosaiah, does not have any role to play in 250 gm of cooked vegetables,” ta. who is now Tamil Nadu governor, the arrest of former minister and said jail superintendent Keshava The bandh was called by the handed over the case to the CBI. mining baron G Janardhana Red- Naidu. However, Naidu refused district unit of the BJP which By then, the Reddy brothers ob- dy, said Congress state president to eat lunch at the jail and had saw thousands come out in tained a stay against CBI inves- G Parameshwara here this morn- fruits brought by his friend Raprotest. tigation from the Andhra Pradesh ing. The bandh in Bellary district machandra Reddy. is sponsored by the BJP, alleged Obulapuram Mining Company The CBI arrested Janardhana High Court. Reddy for his alleged involveRecently, the CBI approached former Congress state president managing director Srinivas Reddy, who too was arrested by the ment in illegal mining in Anan- the Supreme Court and got the R V Deshpande here today. He said BJP leaders are making CBI yesterday, has been lodged tapur district of Andhra Pradesh. stay vacated recently, and startThe Andhra government handed ed acting against the mining baseless allegations against Con- with Janardhana Reddy in the gress president Sonia Gandhi. same cell. over the probe into illegal mining barons after that.
DVS, BSY meet Gadkari in Nagpur Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: I will go before the Lokayukta special court tomorrow, said former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa here today. He is facing charges of illegal land denotification at the court. Before emplaning to Nagpur to meet BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, he said, “I will not skip court tomorrow. I will be back in the city from Nagpur by evening and will go to the court tomorrow.” Gadkari had summoned Yeddyurappa, chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda and party state president K S Eshwarappa to Nagpur to discuss the fallout of former minister B Sriramulu’s resignation from the MLA post and the arrest of mining baron and ex-minister B Janardhana Reddy by the CBI. But Eshwarappa has not gone as he is down with fever. Gowda left to Nagpur from Hubli, where
Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: Top railway officials from Nagpur and Kolkata arrived in the city today to check the operation and safety aspects of the Metro Rail. The top-level team had five members from the Railway Safety Commission which checked Reach I of the Metro train between Byappanahalli and MG Road. The test is crucial for the commercial run of the Metro train which has missed several deadlines over the last year. The team would conduct checks on the safety and security aspects of the rail network that aims to reduce traffic congestion on busy city roads by a huge margin. The Metro train has to complete 2,500 km before the commission gives approval for the commercial run. Sources in the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd told Bangalore Beat that the train till now has completed around 1,800 km of trial run.
The safety commission tea and the entire BMRCL staff are now struggling hard to meet the unofficial September 15 deadline to complete the process. The Metro train was supposed to run on November 10 last year as per the schedule, but did not, as the Railway Safety Commission was yet to give the green signal. B S Yeddyurappa, when he was chief minister, announced that the operation would begin on Ugadi day in April. Again, the deadline was missed. During a recent visit to New Delhi, chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda had requested railway minister Dinesh Trivedi to clear all the pending formalities and to allow the train to run at least by September 15. Over the next few days, the safety team would check all the parameters and give a report. Based on that, the Railway Safety Commission would decide on clearing the train for commercial run, which would satisfy the long-cherished dream of Bangaloreans.
Railways may hike passenger fares New Delhi: Railways is exploring the possibility of increasing passenger fares to tide over its fihe had arrived yesterday. The top seems to be running out, sources They were accompanied by BJP nancial problems and improve national general secretary, Karnata- safety-related infrastructure. leaders may discuss the options be- within the party said. The move comes in the backfore the party which has suffered two Gowda and Yeddyurrappa held ka in-charge, Dharmendra Pradhan, setbacks in two days. talks with Nitin Gadkari at his resi- RSS joint organising secretary drop of persistent demands from The party may now decide to con- dence in Nagpur. V Satish and organising secretary the Planning Commission and railway unions for a revision in vince Sriramulu to take back his resThey flew here by a special flight Santosh. ignation. and then drove straight to Gadkari's Gadkari, who was in Delhi earlier, fares which have not been They will return to Bangalore this residence in Mahal in eastern parts of arrived at Nagpur this morning by a touched for over eight years now. Recently a Parliamentary panevening and would start damage-con- the city to hold a closed-door meet- service flight and held talks with el had suggested a hike in fares to trol measure immediately as time ing. them for quite some time. offset the inflationary trend while CAG had stressed on rationalisation of fares to improve its finances. "Nothing has been finalised yet and it is just a thinking," railway minister Dinesh Trivedi said. Asked what would be the quantum of hike and the time by which it would be done, Trivedi said, "No decision has been taken to this effect." D V Sadananda Gowda
B S Yeddyurappa
BSY, Sonia, Rahul, Obama pics found at Maoist camp Raipur: US President Barack Obama, President Pratibha Patil, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul... amongst the several leaders whose photographs were found in a deserted Maoist camp in Chhattisgarh, police officials said today. The photographs, also including those of chief minister Raman Singh and some ministers, were found pasted at a camp in a jungle area in Raipur district that was deserted by Maoists after a fierce 15-minute gun battle, officials at the police headquarters sad. "The Maoists deserted the camp af-
ter a brief and intense battle. We found some explosive material, Maoist literature, huge medicines and pictures pasted on paper sheets," an official said. He added that the pictures were probably just
used by Maoist leaders to introduce new recruits to top leaders of the state, country and the world. The camp was based in Nawagarh area, about 150 km from Raipur. The area comes in the same region where Maoists killed nine policemen, including an additional superintendent of police rank official, in late May. Others in the picture gallery included home minister P Chidambaram, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, Bharatiya Janata Party's Uma Bharti and even tennis player Sania Mirza.
Earlier, he had said, "It (revision of fares) would be thought of without affecting the general class which is used by poor people whose affordability has to be taken into consideration." Sources said the hike could be linked with the fuel prices including diesel and electricity cost which accounts for close to 18 per cent of its annual expenditure. The proposal to align the freight and passenger fare with market prices was, in fact, made by the Railway Minister at the full Planning Commission meeting last month which was presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He is believed to have proposed more dynamic freight and passenger fare aligned with market prices during the full Planning Commission meeting. PTI
HDK couple's bail plea adjourned for tomorrow Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court today adjourned to tomorrow petitions filed by former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his MLA-wife Anita seeking
anticipatory bail in connection with the summons issued against them by Special Lokayukta court in two alleged corruption cases. FULL REPORT ON PAGE 3...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Spl trains to clear Onam rush
Bangalore: South Western Railway will run the following Special Trains to clear extra rush in view of Onam festival: Train No.06537 Yeshvanthpur - Kochuveli Garib Rath Express Special will leave Yeshvanthpur at 16.45 hrs on Sep 6, 2011 and arrive at Kochuveli at 11.10 hrs the next day. In the return direction, Train No. 06538 Kochuveli Yeshvanthpur Garib Rath Express Special will leave Kochuveli at 14.00 hrs on Sep 7 and arrive at Yeshvanthpur at 08.10 hrs the next day, a South Western Railway release said. Train No.06541 Bangalore City - Kochuveli Express Special will leave Bangalore City at 18.50 hrs on Sep 7 and arrive at Kochuveli at 12.00 hrs the next day. In the return direction, Train No. 06542 Kochuveli - Bangalore City Express Special will leave Kochuveli at 14.00 hrs on Sep 11 and arrive at Bangalore City at 07.40 hrs the next day. PTI
IT hiring down 49% in
Wipro trust, Harvard launch programme
New Delhi: Recruitment by Indian IT companies witnessed a slowdown in the month of August, owing to the crisis in the US and Europe region, but the overall hiring mood in the country is upbeat, says a survey. It might take 2-3 months for recruitment activities in the IT sector to gain momentum, according to recruitment tendering platform MyHiringClub.com, which said hiring activity saw a 49% drop in the IT and ITes sectors in August vis-a-vis the previous month. The US accounts for almost 60 percent of the revenues of the $60 billion Indian IT industry. In contrast, other industries such as FMCG, banking, telecom and automobiles saw 14% more recruitment in August, compared to July. “This data shows the strong impact of the US and Euro crisis in Indian IT sector hiring. We had seen the overall hiring trend
was healthy in the previous month, except the IT and ITeS sectors,” MyHiringClub.com CEO Rajesh Kumar said. “When discussed with some employers, they indicated it will take 2-3 more months for hiring from these sectors,” he added. A city-wise analysis shows that most cities experienced a lull in hiring activity in the IT and ITes sectors in August, 2011. The IT hub of Bangalore saw a 29 percent decline in hiring visa-vis the previous month. Among the metros, the Delhi/NCR region saw a 19 percent drop in hiring in August compared to the preceding month, while Chennai witnessed a fall of 15 percent. Mumbai and Hyderabad saw a drop of 13 percent and 8 percent, respectively, in August. The survey was conducted among 353 employers, including 127 employers from the IT and ITeS sectors. PTI
cers from urban development, IT-BT, e-governance, directorate of municipal administration and rural development and panchayati departments, he said. In 2013, elections will be held to 209 urban local bodies, which includes seven corporations namely Mysore, Bellary, HubliDharwad, Belgaum, Mangalore, Gulbarga and Davangere, Chikkamath said. Chikkamath said online voting would considerably increase voters participation, especially among urban populace. He said the final figure of ward-wise census population was likely to be published by Director General of Census of India in August or September next year. “This information will become handy in enumerating voters in urban area,” he said. PTI
he occurrence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children with symptoms of absentmindedness and being abnormally active is on a rise in the cities and has been found more in boys than in girls, a study claims. The study showed that ADHD prevalence rate has increased among boys to 11 per cent from six per cent while among girls it rose to 5.5 per cent from two per cent over the past six years among children of age three to 17 years. The survey was conducted by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India in 10 major cities namely DelhiNCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Lucknow. “We interacted with around 1,000 school teachers and doctors. Teachers said that in every single class they have one to three children who are diagnosed with ADHD. 46 per cent of doc-
tors or health care providers found that children at the age of four are more prone to this disease,” Dr B K Rao, chairman, Assocham Health Council, said. “Prevalence of children diagnosed with ADHD has gone up from four per cent to 11 per cent in the past six years. More boys are affected by ADHD than girls,”
Teachers who taught physically challenged children were felicitated by the Dr S R Chandrashekar Institute of Speech and Hearing on the occasion of Teachers’ Day yesterday in Bangalore yesterday. S Kumudavalli, G Purushottam, Pratibha Karanth and P S Maiya were felicitated. Institute director S R Chandrashekar, speech and hearing department head B S Premalatha, technical director M N Nagaraj and principal Madhuri Gore were present.
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problems like lying, stealing, stubbornness and demanding behaviour. However, these children are very high on energy and good at multi-tasking, Rao said. The disorder develops in early childhood and can continue till adulthood if left untreated or unattended. “There are a number of factors that may contribute to ADHD. The disorder is highly heritable and genetics are a factor in about 75 per cent of ADHD cases. The environmental factors including alcohol and tobacco smoke and exposure during pregnancy and exposure to lead in very early life, complications during pregnancy and birth including prehe said. mature birth might also play a Titled ‘Rising numbers of role,” he said. ADHD kids in metropolitan cities’ “There is a strong need for this study was conducted be- parental care and peer effect tween the year 2005 to the year should not drive the parents to 2011. Kids diagnosed with ADHD expect extraordinary behaviour have difficulty in making and from their kids. This creates inmaintaining friendships and also feriority complex from a very have conflictual relations with young age which also contributes their parents due to behavioural to ADHD,” Rao said. PTI
Ujjivan Fin wins Tata Crucible quiz
Felicitating special teachers
Bangalore: Mission10X, a notfor-profit trust created by Wipro Ltd, has launched Advanced Academic Leadership Workshop in collaboration with Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP). The aim of this programme is to facilitate principals of engineering colleges to enhance their leadership skills and develop
them as institution builders who can make a significant difference to all the stakeholders in engineering education, Wipro said in a statement. It is designed as three progressive levels of workshops, and includes instructor-led training as well as e-learning. During this process of leadership development, principals would enhance their capabilities in strategic thinking, vision building, skills and competency development, the company said. HBSP is a not-for-profit subsidiary of Harvard University and works on extending the reach of Harvard Business School, serving as a bridge between academia and organisations.
Aug amid US, Europe crisis
Plans to hold Hyperactivity disorder in online urban children on rise in cities body polls T Bangalore: State election commissioner C R Chikkamath has said the commission plans to hold online urban local bodies elections in Karnataka in 2013 on a trial basis. “We have been inspired by Gujarat and Maharashtra to hold online urban local bodies elections,” he said speaking at the MoU signing ceremony between Election Commission and Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy. Chikkamath said online voting was implemented in the recently held Gandhinagar local body polls in Gujarat, and Maharashtra was gearing up to hold online elections in 2012. “We have constituted a panel to examine the integrity of Gujarat and Maharashtra patterns to put them in use in Karnataka,” he said. The panel will comprise offi-
Bangalore: Aditya Mohan and Alagarsamy from Ujjivan Financial Services won the Tata Crucible Business Quiz 2011- the eighth edition of India’s largest business quiz at St. John’s auditorium recently. The duo outperformed their competitors and walked away with a cash prize of Rs 75,000. More than 106 teams participated in the Bangalore regional round. The runners up Prasad Shetty and Shambhu Shankar from Kotak Life Insurance were awarded cash prize of Rs 35,000. The regional champions will now battle it with 18 other Non Tata Track regional winners from 18 cities at the National Finals scheduled in first week of October. Distributing the prizes, Sanjiv Sarin, regional president, South
Asia region, Tata Global Beverages, said, “Everybody has the power of knowledge. The important thing is to use that knowledge at right time, when you are under pressure to perform and there are expectations from you.” Ajay Mohan and Algarsamy said, “Considering this is the first time we are participating in this event, it is really satisfying to emerge winners among seasoned teams like Oracle India and Kotak Life Insurance.” The quiz kicked off its first regional round at Kochi on July 22. From Bangalore, the quiz will now travel to Chennai (Sept 10), Pune (Sept 17), Mumbai (Sept 18), Ahmedabad (Sept 19), Panjim (Sept 22), Lucknow (Sept 24), Delhi (Sept 25) and Chandigarh (Sept 26).
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Apsara (11.30 am, 2.30, 5.45, 8.45 pm) Cinemax (1.30, 4.15, 7, 9.50 pm) Cinepolis (12.10 pm, 12.30, 2.40, 4, 5.10, 6.30, 7, 7.40, 9, 9.30, 10 pm) Cauvery (11.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Everest (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Fame (Lido) (12.50 pm, 3.40, 5.40, 6.30, 8.30, 9.20 pm) Fame (Shankarnag) (12.55 pm, 3.45, 6.35, 9.25 pm) Fame (Value Mall) (10 am, 10.30, 12.30, 1.05, 2.30, 3.25, 3.50, 5.15, 6,6.35, 8, 8.35, 9.20 pm) Fun Cinemas (10 am, 11, 12.55 pm, 2.15, 3.50, 4.35, 5.30, 6.50, 8.30, 9.50 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Ban-
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Inox (Malleswaram) (10 am, 12.45 pm, 3.35, 5.35, 6.25 pm) Kapali (10.30 am, 1.30 pm) Lakshmi (Gottigere) (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Lakshmi (Rammorthinagar) (11.15 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Mohan (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Navrang (1.15 pm, 4.15, 7.15 pm) Pushpanjali (Sultanpalya) (11 am, 2.15, 6, 9.15 pm) Santhosh (1.30 pm, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Srinvasa (Gowdanapalya) (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Tirumala (10 am, 1.45, 5.30, 8.45 pm) Vaishnavi (11.15 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Veerabhadreshwara (10.45 am, 1.45, 4.45, 7.45 pm) Veeresh (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Venkatesh (Avalahalli) (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Venkateshwara (Konappana Agrahara) (11 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm)
Humaima Malick, Atif Aslam, Iman Ali Cinepolis (10.20 am, 4.10, 9.30 pm) Cinemax Fame (Lido) (7.05 pm) Fame (Value Mall) (2.10 pm, 7.05 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Bannerghatta Road) (2.30 pm) Inox (Jaynagar) (2.15 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (12.40 pm, 9.15 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (3.15 pm, 9.15 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (11.55 am, 5.10 pm) THAT GIRL IN YELLOW BOOTS (A) Kalki Koechlin, Naseeruddin Shah
nerghatta Road) (10 am, 1.15, 4.45, 7.15, 9.30 pm) Inox (Jaynagar) (10.15 am, 1, 3.45, 6.30, 8.30, 9.20 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10 am, 12.15 pm, 1.05, 3, 3.50, 5.45, 6.35, 8.30 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10.01 am, 11.30 am, 12.50 pm, 1.35, 2.20, 3.40, 4.20, 5.10 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.01 am, 12, 12.50, 2.35, 2.50, 3.40, 6.30, 8 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.15 am, 10.40 am, 1, 3.45, 6.30, 6.40, 9.15, 9.20 pm) Rex (11.30 am, 2, 4.30, 7.10, 9.45 pm) Srinivasa (SG Palya) (11.15 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Urvashi (11 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm).
Fame (Value Mall) (10 am, 12.05, 5, 10 pm) Inox (Jayanagar) (10 am, 6.20 pm) Inox (J.P.Nagar) (10 am, 4.05 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10 am, 1.05, 9.55 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.45 am, 9.50 pm) STAND BY (U) Siddharth Kher, Adinath Kothare
Abhinay (10.30 am, 1.30 pm) Innovative Multiplex (2.30 pm) Inox (J.P.Nagar) (10.10 am) Gopalan Cinemas (Mysore Road) (2.45 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Rajarajeshwari Nagar) (7 pm) Vaibhav (Sanjaynagar) (11.30 am, 2.30 pm)
TAMIL 1.45, 5.15, 8.15 pm) Cinepolis (10 am, 11.30, 1, 1.10, 3., 3.50, 6, 9, 9.55 pm) Fame (Lido) (2.30 pm, 5.45, 9 pm) Fame (Value Mall) (11.45 am, 2.50, 5.55, 9 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Bannerghatta Road) (10.45 am, 11.45, 6.15, 9.45 pm)Inox (Jayanagar) (11 am, 5.15 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (11.15 am, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Inox (Malleshwaram) (11.15 am, 2.30, 5.45, 9 pm) Nataraj (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.45, 7.45 pm) Poornima (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Pushpanjali (BN Pura) (11.15 am, 2.45, 6.15, 9.30 pm) PVR Cinemas (1.20 pm)
MAASI (U) MANKATHA (U/A) Ajith, Arjun, Trisha, Lakshmi Rai Ajantha (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Balaji (Vannarpet) (10.30 am,
Arjun, Archana Siddalingeshwara (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Vaibhavi (11.15 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
CITY EVENTS General
The Indian Institute of World Culture: Talk by Prof K Rajagopalachar on ‘Teachers through the ages’, The Indian Institute of World Culture, 6, BP Wadia road, 6.15 pm. Karnataka Nataka Academy: Release of book ‘The Dramatic History of the World’, Kannada Bhavan, Nayana Auditorium, J C Road. Karnataka Haridasa Scientific Research Centre: Sri Jagannath Dasa’s Aradhana Mahotsav, inaugural address by Ranganath Bharadwaj, Centre premises, Vijayanagar, 5.30 pm. Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry: Inauguration of workshop on ‘Importance and benefits of compliance under labour laws’, by Umashankar, Commissioner of Labour, Cabinet Hall, FKCCI, 10.30 am. Al-Ameen Educational Society: Founders Day celebration, Siddalinga Swami of Siddaganga Mutt to participate, Alameen Campus, behind AlAmeen Towers, Hosur Road, 7 pm. Life Insurance Corporation of India: Formation of human chain by the staff of LIC, Oriental Building, Anil Kumble Circle, MG Road, 5.30 pm. Nirman Shelters: ‘Nage Mallige’ by Gana Vinodini, Nisarga extension area, BGAnekal Road, 6 pm.
Cultural Ranga Shankara: Kannada play ‘Miss Sadarame’, by Samashti, directed by K V Subbanna, Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th cross, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase, 7.30 pm. Vidyaranya Yuvaka Sangh: Music concert by Saleem-Sulaiman, PES College ground, Basavanagudi, 7 pm.
Religious Akhila Bharatha Madhwa Maha Mandala Publication Trust: Palimaru Mutt pontiff Vidyadheesha Theertha will release book ‘Sarva Moola Grantha Brahma Sutra’ by Ananda Theertha, Poornaprajna Vidyapeetha, Katriguppe Main Road, Trust premises, 6.30 pm. Chakreshwari Mahila Samaj: Discourse on ‘Uttama Sathyadharma’ by Jwalini Mahaveer, Adinath Digambar Jina Mandir, South End Circle, Jayanagar, 2.30 pm. Dhyana Mattu Vyasanga Vrutta: Lectures on ‘Shadarshanagalu’ by Dr Sriram Bhat, SSMRV PU College, Jayanagar T Block, 6.30 pm
Music Annie and Michael Devine Live: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Take 5, No 54 MSK Plaza, Defence Colony, 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar A night of jazz, blues and easy listening with Annie and Michael Devine performing classic tunes from years gone by.
Eating Out Power Lunch: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. City Bar Karaoke + Grill, UB City., No 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Now be connected even during the quick business lunch. Free wi-fi access while you fill up in the middle of the day. Delectable starters with a variety of veg/ non veg main course options along with draught beer. Weekday Lunch Buffet @ ManU: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. noon to 3 p.m. Manchester United Restaurant Bar, The Manchester United Restaurant and Bar launches a weekday lunch buffet priced at Rs 350 plus taxes right from starters to desserts. Tapas at Caperberry: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Caperberry, No 48/1 Ground Floor, The Estate, Dickenson Road, Caperberry is hosting a special promotion that revolves around tapas, to offer regulars something new and popularise this integral aspect of Spanish culture in the city. On offer are tapas like Cherry tomatoes, blue cheese and mixed herb tartlets, Chicken croquetas, and Crabmeat, avocado and coriander stuffed mini brioche. Mexican Festival at Hard Rock Café: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, No 40, St Marks Road, Hard Rock Café's special Mexican menu features dishes like the Legendary Beef & Smoky Bean Burger, Grilled Bahama Mama
Chicken Tender Burrito served with spicy fries, Albequerque Cottage Cheese and Vegetable Burrito, Spicy American corn and Danish Mozzarella Samoset and desserts such as the Black & White. Also on offer is a wide range of special cocktails, flair bartending and Latin dancers. Mexican Festival at Hard Rock Café: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Hard Rock Cafe, No 40, St Marks Road, Hard Rock Café's special Mexican menu features dishes like the Legendary Beef & Smoky Bean Burger, Grilled Bahama Mama Chicken Tender Burrito served with spicy fries, Albequerque Cottage Cheese and Vegetable Burrito, Spicy American corn and Danish Mozzarella Samoset and desserts such as the Black & White. Also on offer is a wide range of special cocktails, flair bartending and Latin dancers.
BBMP organises free tuitions for students Aknisree Karthik Bangalore Beat Bureau
BBMP pre-university colleges saw a 4 percent leap in the results this year as compared to 2009Bangalore: BBMP schools are 10 results in. 12 students passed aiming to catch up with private with distinction, while 484 seeducational institutions in the cured first class. city that supposedly have better While that itself was a big facilities as compared to these achievement, the BBMP standing palike-run schools. committee on education is aim-
ing up to achieve 65-70% results this year. The BBMP has 33 schools and seven colleges under its care. Standing committee chairman Ramesh Raju told Bangalore Beat: “Last year, our students achieved 57% results. We will surely reach new heights this year as we are conducting
Shahi Dastarkhwan at Barbeque Nation: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Barbeque Nation, No 67 3rd Phase, 15th Cross, 6th B Main, JP Nagar The festival includes a range of starters made with age-old recipes, as well as dishes like the traditional Gushtaba, Sultani Murg, Tabq Maas and Dhingri E Khaas and Dahi ke Sholey. Chocoholic Festival at City Bar: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. City Bar Karaoke + Grill, UB City., No 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Featured on the menu are sweet treats like pastries, tarts, flavoured chocolates, and pudding.
Fall Winter 2011 Collection: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Esprit, No 10 Ananda Bhavan, Vittal Mallya Road, Stripes, florals, wool, tweed, retro and preppy come together in Esprit’s new Fall Winter 2011 Collection. OWW Sale: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. One Wit Wonders, No 32 ACR Towers, Residency Road, Flat 50% off on selected products at One Wit Wonders. Lustrous Moon Collection: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Collage, No 21/1, Wood Street, Ashoknagar The Lustrous Moon Collection by Bharathi Raviprakash pays homage to the glow of the moon. The collection includes gold jewellery with pearls in colours of golden, black and chocolate, and diamonds as well. Sale @ 100ft Boutique: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 100ft, No 777/I HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar Up to 50% off on products ranging from home furnishings, clothing and accessories to gift items.
Exhibitions The Eye of Graciela Iturbide: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tasveer, No 26/1, Kasturba Cross Road, A collection of black and white pictures shot by Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide, in locales across the world. Now and Tomorrow: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kynkyny Art, No 148 Embassy Square, Infantry Road, An exhibition by eleven emerging artists, which travels into contemporary territory and throws up a commentary on the rapidly changing, continually shifting here and now of modern India. Unfolding Of The Self: 6th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Galerie De'Arts, Barton Centre, 11th Floor, MG Road, A ten year retrospective by artist Shan Re, featuring rare and unseen works from 2001 to 2011. Showers Of Tranquility: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gallerie Third Eye, No A-1 Epsilon Office Block, Yemalur Main Road.
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can receive rain water from nearby areas. This will check flooding Bangalore: Bruhat Bangalore of the low-lying areas. The lakes Mahanagara Palike Commission- will be surveyed across the length er Siddaiah along with other of- and breadth and would be ficials inspected the Kempabudi fenced,” Siddaiah said. and Karithimanahalli lakes yesHe inspected the desilting terday. works at the Vruhsabavati canal “Five acres of land surround- next to the famous Gali Anjaneya ing Kempabudi lake has not been Temple on Mysore road. “There developed for the last many is a need to take up desilting acyears. Different varieties of tivity to control the fury caused saplings will be grown here and by rains. Also desilting works will be developed as a park. Both would be extended wherever Kempabui and Karithimanahalli needed across the city,” he lakes will be developed which added.
ICT will help students adjourned for tomorrow access material: Acharya Bangalore Beat Bureau
Open Mic Night @ Kyra: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Kyra Theatre, No 2001 Kattima Center, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar The Open Mic Night aims to bring out new talent - whether it's music, stand up comedy, poetry or dance.
Kempabudi lake to be developed
HDK coupleʼs bail plea
Funky Tuesdays with DJs Prashant and Darsh: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Coco Bongo, 4th Floor, Commercial Complex, National Games Village, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala DJs Prashant and Darsh spinning hip hop & RnB this Tuesday at Coco Bongo. There's a 1+1 offer on drinks all night.
regular special classes to both SSLC and PUC students every Saturday between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm. Students for free coaching will be selected by their own teachers on the basis of their performance in regular tests every month.” “Every Monday and Tuesday, tests will be conducted and test papers will be evaluated on Wednesday and Thursday. The results will be given to the students and parent-teacher meetings will be held where the progresses of students is discussed. On Saturday, members from the standing committee will meet to chalk out our future programmes,” he added. The palike is organising coaching classes for all subjects free of cost and also provides snacks to the students. The standing committee is all set to run these coaching classes with some selection-grade faculty as they can fine tune the students in all manners to face their board exams and that will commence from October. The BBMP has taken the steps as SSLC results witnessed a huge dip to 33% from the regular 50% which it used to maintain in the SSLC board exams.
Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court today adjourned to tomorrow petitions filed by former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and his MLA-wife Anita seeking anticipatory bail in connection with the summons issued against them by Special Lokayukta court in two alleged corruption cases. Judge L Narayana Swamy issued notice to Lokayukta police on the petitions. "I can't pass any order without hearing the prosecution", the Judge responded as the counsel for the couple submitted that there is a likelihood of Ku-
maraswamy, a Lok Sabha member and JDS state unit President, being issued arrest warrant when he appears before the Special Lokayukta Court tomorrow. "I will hear this (the petitions) at 10.30 tomorrow morning," the Judge said. A private complaint had accused Kumaraswamy of corruption charges in bulk allotment to a housing society and granting permission to a mining company during his tenure as Chief Minister. The Special Lokayukta Court had last week refused to grant
the couple anticipatory bail. Special Lokayukta court Judge N K Sudhindra Rao yesterday ordered that the couple must be present during the next hearing tomorrow. They had given exemption from personal appearance during the last hearing on August 30 on health grounds. The couple skipped the court again yesterday with their counsel citing the same reasons, and the Judge again granted the exemption petition but said they must be appear tomorrow without fail. PTI
Bangalore: A one-day seminar to discuss various aspects of information and communication technology was held in the city today. Inaugurating the seminar, higher education minister V S Acharya said, “Imparting education in the present and future rests on broad usage of information technology. Knowledge needs dissemination and dispersion, and this can happen with the use of IT.” The seminar would give a good insight into the advances made in information and communication technology and how students can make use of available resources that already exists under various repositories created by their respective institutions. A student could be in any part of the country, be it a village or a town, he would be able to get educated through proper use of information and communication technology, he said. “India is already into digital revolution. Here is a great opportunity for all of us to make use of it. The teaching fraternity, students and like-minded people should get the best out of these knowledge resources disseminated with the help of technology,” he added. The seminar discussed issues concerning the expansion and
Just a bill canʼt wipe out corruption: Sri Sri
New Delhi: The complete eradication of corruption needs transformation from within society and a legislative measure alone cannot do the job, says spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who played an active role in the recent standoff between the government and civil society leader Anna Hazare. The movement against corruption, triggered by Hazare’s 12-day fast in New Delhi for a stronger Lokpal bill, was a wakeup call for all political parties that they cannot take things for granted and “need to act quickly on issues concerning the common man”, the founder of Art of Living (AOL), said. Asked why AOL was so actively involved in the movement, Sri Sri said succinctly: “Common sense”. His opinion on the way the government handled the issue was equally forthright and brief – “bad advisors”. Sri Sri responded to questions related to various aspects of the ongoing movement against corruption in an exclusive interview with IANS through email. What role did Art of Living (AOL) play in the recent crusade against corruption when Anna Hazare sat on fast and the nation witnessed a historic movement against corruption? (Arvind Kejriwal, a member of Anna Hazare’s core team has put it on record that you yourself and the AOL volunteers played an important role in this movement). Could you please elaborate on this? The Art of Living is always in the forefront of any social cause – this being a biggest cause. Of
dled this issue? Bad advisors. What is your opinion about reaction of various political parties regarding this movement? It is a wake-up call for all political parties that they cannot take things for granted. They need to act quickly on issues concerning the common man. Do you think our political class is really serious in handling the issue of corruption? Do you think that parliament would actually enact strong Lokpal legislation meeting the conditions outlined by Anna Hazare and India Against Corruption? How much time could it take in your opinion for parliament to pass such a bill? I do not form opinions. There are good people in all parties and there are good people everywhere. I only wish that they all come together, hasten the process and take our country forward. Just a bill alone is not enough to wipe out corruption. It has to be a transformation from within society. Q: The aim of AOL is to build a divine society (Divya Samaj Nirman). Do you see this movement against corruption as another step towards achieving this goal? What else needs to be done at course, our volunteers had a lot a sense of belongingness with the grassroots level to move closof enthusiasm in participating the whole world. Corruption be- er to this goal? gins where the belongingness and organising. A: The Art of Living is engaged What would be the role of ends. more in building a positive mindWhat was the reason for ac- set rather than a negative, agiAOL in any such movement in India Against Corruption in fu- tive involvement of AOL in this tated mindset. ture? Will AOL actively partici- movement? Of course, agitation does help pate in it? Common sense. to break a system but positive The role of The Art of Living What is your opinion about pro-activity can help in sustained is to create awareness and bring the way the government han- development. IANS
Minister for higher education V S Acharya, Karnataka State Higher Education Council vice-chairman S C Sharma and council executive executive director Kaveriappa inaugurate a one-day seminar on the use of informaton and communication technolgy for students’ benefit, in the city. inclusion of a large number of students into the mainstream with the use of information and communication technologies. This would bring quality education to students, expedite creation of high-speed knowledge network and provide distance learning through webbased instruments. This would lead to studentcentred learning, where students can take control of their learning experiences. It will also increase the reach of quality material to students across the country, especially in
the rural parts. Modern technologies would lead to interactive learning experiences where students can access information through videos, podcasts, and a variety of interactive media, which create a more engaging learning experience for students. Y N Srikant and Jayant Haritsa of the Indian Institute of Science, Anil Kumar from Future Group and Ramakanth from RV College of Engineering delivered lectures. Karnataka State Higher Education Council vice-chairman S C Sharma was present.
Govt employees protest
Members of the State Government Employees Federation protest demanding interim relief and scrapping of the new provident fund policy, in front of the Multi-Utility Building in the city today.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Essar pays protection money to Maoists: Wiki Washington: The Ruias-led Essar Group, which has mining interests in Chhattisgarh, pays protection money to Maoists to safeguard its operations in the state, a leaked US diplomatic cable said. “A senior representative from Essar, a major industrial company with large mining and steel-related facilities in Chhattisgarh, told Congenoff (Consul General Office) that the company pays the Maoists ‘a significant amount’ not to harm or interfere with their operations,” a cable dated January 11, 2010, originating from the US consulate in Mumbai and released by WikiLeaks stated. “When the Maoists occasionally break this agreement and damage Essar property or threaten personnel, Essar sets different Maoist groups against each other to suppress the situation,” it said. The cable said the Maoists pose a real threat to development
and security in the region and efforts to bring these areas back into the orbit of the government is warranted. As the government prepared to initiate action against the Naxals in Chhattisgarh, the US consulate, based on the trip of its officials to the region, said that the potential for human rights abuses by the security forces in the state is high. The cable “All the key ingredients are there: the state police are preventing any oversight from civil society groups; the central government has surged large numbers of paramilitary forces unfamiliar with the language, communities, and terrain of the region; state authorities have given a free hand to security forces, who are suspicious that politically-organized tribals may be Maoist sympathisers. “The Maoists and tribals are virtually indistinguishable to outsiders, making it extremely
Maya rubbishes US cables, calls Assange mad Lucknow: Calling WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “mad”, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati Tuesday rubbished US embassy cables leaked by the online whistleblower that said she had sent a special jet to Mumbai to bring in her favourite sandals. “These reports are baselesss,” Mayawati told reporters here. She said Assange should be sent to a mental asylum. The cables that portray her as a dictator, she said, were a ploy by some vested interests to malign her image and that of her party. “They are playing into the
hands of opposition parties,” she said. Confidential US embassy cables leaked by WikiLeaks project Mayawati as a dictator who had food tasters to sample her meals and “a security entourage to rival a head of state”. A cable in October 2008 entitled “Mayawati: Portrait of a Lady” describes how she once dispatched a plane to fetch her favourite sandals from Mumbai. “When she needed new sandals, her private jet flew empty to Mumbai to retrieve her preferred brand,” the cable said. IANS
Front tyres of AI plane burst, no casualties
Panaji: The front tyres of a Chennai-bound Air India flight burst after landing at Goa’s Dabolim airport this morning. All 105 passengers were safe, officials said. Airport officials said flight AI
976, flying from Kuwait to Chennai via Goa, met with the accident around 8.30 am. The aircraft was still on the runway. Air India officials were making alternative arrangements for passengers.
It is the year of forests
difficult to separate friend from foe; state efforts to recruit tribals as special police officers has stoked intra-tribal conflict, raising civilian casualties; and the Maoists for their part, have proven willing to use opportunistic brutality on civilians and security forces alike, provoking even more cycles of violence.” According to the cable, Himanshu Kumar, director of Vanvasi Chetena Ashram, an NGO implementing various foreign-funded projects for social development in Bastar - one of which is with UNICEF for primary education in Internally Displaced Persons camps - told Congenoff that actions by the State Police and the “Salwa Judum” over the past five years to clear tribals from their homes and move them into camps has fueled the sense that the government plans to allocate these lands for mining and industrial projects. PTI
MiG‑21 crashes, pilot ejects safely Chandigarh: A MiG-21 ‘Bison’ fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force today crashed near Shambu in Punjab’s Patiala district even as the pilot bailed out safely. The plane had taken off from Ambala on a routine training sortie and crashed at 1047 hrs, an IAF spokesman said in Delhi. According to preliminary information it crashed in the fields close to Shambu, about 30 kms from here, Patiala’s Senior Superintendent of Police, G S Gill told PTI over phone. Manjit Singh, Station House Officer of Shambu Police Station, said the pilot of the aircraft had ejected out before it crashed in paddy fields. He said police and fire brigade personnel have rushed to the accident site. A court of inquiry has been ordered into the mishap. PTI
After initial no‑show, Amar Singh appears in court
New Delhi: Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, who cited health reasons to not appear in a Delhi court Tuesday morning for alleged involvement in the 2008 cash for votes scam, later came after his medical report was sought. Singh’s counsel said in the morning they had moved an application to exempt him from appearing before the court since he was unwell. “Amar Singh is notwell and is confined to bed. The doctor has advised him not to move around. That’s why we have moved an application that he will not be able to appear in the court today,” his lawyer told reporters outside the Tis Hazari court premises. “He is not avoiding the court appearance and will appear when the court decides the next date of hearing,” he added. The application stated that Amar Singh had undergone a kidney transplantation some years ago and needed to visit the hospital regularly. He also suffered from high blood pressure. In response, Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal asked his counsel to submit the medical report of his health, mentioning the specific date on which his kidney was transplanted and on
DMK Separatist shutdown ex‑leaderʼs hits life in J&K towns kin in custody
Tiruchirappalli: Former DMK minister K N Nehru’s brother, who was detained at Kochi airport by immigation officials when he was on his way to fly to Dubai yesterday, has been remanded to judicial custody here. K N Ramajayam, against whom a look out notice had been issued by Tamil Nadu police in connection with a land grab case, was produced before judicial magistrate number four Pushparani, who remanded him to 15 days judicial custody, police sources said. Ramajayam, who was brought here from Kochi yesterday by a police team, has been taken to Palayamkottai prison in Tirunelveli district, police sources said. Ramajayam is an accused, along with 10 others including Nehru, in an alleged land grab case where 13,290 sqft of land in Tiruchirappalli was forcibly obtained for construction of DMK party office. Nehru, a loyalist of DMK Treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi’s son, M K Stalin, was arrested on August 25 in connection with the same case in Tamil Nadu. IANS
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Srinagar: Life across Srinagar and other towns of the Kashmir Valley was affected today in response to a shutdown call by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, who was placed under house arrest. Geelani, who heads the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference, has called for the protest to mount pressure on the state government to release arrested youth and political prisoners. “Nobody has been released despite the chief minister’s statement that all arrested stone pelters would be released before Eid-ul-Fitr. It has turned out to be yet another joke on the people,” Geelani told reporters on phone from his Hyderpora residence where authorities Tuesday placed him under house arrest. Shops, public transport and other business establishments were closed in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital as well as in towns like Baramulla, Sopore, Ganderbal, Badgam, Bandipora and Kupwara. Though police did not impose restrictions anywhere in the city, there was heavy deployment of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in
violence prone areas of old Srinagar city to maintain law and order. “No restrictions of any sort have been imposed anywhere in the city. We are ensuring that miscreants and antisocial elements are prevented from creating a law and order situation,” a senior police officer said here. A three-day pen down strike by the state government employees also started here Wednesday. The employees are demanding payment of arrears as per the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission, regularisation of daily wagers and ad hoc employees besides enhancement of the retirement age from the existing 58 to 60 years. An official statement issued here two days back had accused Geelani for making inflammatory speeches. “One man cannot be allowed to hold peace hostage as has been proved by Syed Ali Geelani himself. He makes speeches those incite the youth to violence and then blames the security forces for their arrest,” said a police official. IANS
how many occasions he had visited the doctor. “Submit your specific medical report mentioning all the dates by 12.30 p.m. today (Tuesday),” Sehgal said. Singh came to the court after that. Amar Singh and three others were to appear before a trial court here Tuesday after the Delhi Police filed a charge sheet in the corruption scam. The judge had Aug 25 issued summons to Amar Singh, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs Fagan Singh Kulaste and Mahavir Bhagora, and Sudheendra Kulkarni, a former associate of BJP leader L.K. Advani. “The charge sheet is based on weak circumstantial evidence,”
Amar Singh’s lawyer said. Kulaste and Bhagora appeared before the court and moved a bail application. Amar Singh’s former aide Sanjeev Saxena and middleman Suhail Hindustani both are in judicial custody and appeared before the court. On the other hand, counsel defending Kulkarni submitted before the court that his client was unable to appear because he was in the US. “My client (Kulkarni) left for the US before the Delhi Police filed the charge sheet in the case. Therefore, I need two weeks’ time on behalf of my client to call him before the court,” his counsel said. On July 22, 2008, three BJP MPs waved wads of currency notes in the Lok Sabha ahead of a trust vote, alleging they were given the money to vote in favour of the Manmohan Singh government. The charge sheet alleged that during investigation “sufficient evidence” came on record that on the morning of July 22, 2008, Amar Singh “hatched a criminal conspiracy with his secretary Sanjeev Saxena to deliver cash of Rs.1 crore as illegal gratification”. IANS
Blind protest for BSY
Visually impaired persons sit on a dharna in support of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa near Mahatma Gandhi statue at Anand Rao Circle this morning.
PM leaves on Newly‑formed council to
2 day visit to Bʼdesh run Sevagram Ashram
Doctors and students of JSS College of Physiotherapy hold a rally to observe the International Year of Forests at Mysore this morning.
4 people killed in gas tanker blast Dhule (Maharashtra): At least four people were killed and 15 others were injured when a gas tanker exploded before plunging into a river near here in Maharashtra, authorities said today. The accident happened last night near Pimpalner, 85 km from here. Relief work is in full swing, said Dhule District Collector Prakash Mahajan. "Efforts are under way to shift metal cutters and retrieve the tanker from the river," he told reporters. The tanker was carrying a consignment of liquefied petroleum gas from Gujarat to Nashik when it hit an electric pole on the bridge over Panzara river, skidded and burst into flames. It later plunged into the river. The flames engulfed several other vehicles, including a truck, a private car and two autorickshaws in the vicinity. According to local police, since
several people are reportedly missing and believed to have been washed away in the river water, the deaths could go up. Though there is no official confirmation, the burning tanker has reportedly damaged the river bridge. The blaze has been doused and efforts are on to ascertain the identity of the victims and trace out others who may have been trapped under the wreckage, said police. Villagers who provided the first relief stoned the authorities' vehicles for over an hour's delay in reaching the scene of the accident. PTI
RS adjourned over Gujarat Lokayukta row New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was again adjourned today as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to raise the issue of the Gujarat governor appointing Lokayukta without consulting the Narendra Modi-led government. The BJP members took up the issue as soon as the house met for question hour. They trooped close to Chairman Hamid Ansari’s podium, forcing him to adjourn the house till 12 noon. Proceedings in the upper house were stalled Monday and last week Friday as well on the issue. The BJP, which is the ruling party in Gujarat, has been upset over the appointment of the Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal, bypassing the state government, and has kicked up a row over it. Beniwal appointed retired high court judge, Justice R.A. Mehta, as the state Lokayukta, bypassing the state government.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today left on a twoday visit to Bangladesh that is expected to put the bumpy bilateral ties in a new trajectory through signing of deals in a range of sectors including extradition of sentenced persons, connectivity, power, exchange of enclaves and border management. However, the visit has been clouded by the uncertainty over the signing of an accord on sharing of waters of Teesta River following strong reservations expressed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who pulled out of the visit. Diplomatic sources said the two countries are also considering signing of a long-term framework agreement for forging close bilateral relations. Bangladesh and India had signed a 25-year Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Peace on March 19, 1972. The two govern-
ments, however, declined to renegotiate or renew the treaty when it expired in 1997. The framework of agreement, the sources said, will provide a structure, and identify priorities of the relationship. Singh had, in a statement on the eve of his departure for Dhaka, outlined his agenda in Bangladesh-- security, boundary issues, water resources, power connectivity, improvement of border infrastructure, trade facilitation and economic cooperation?and said efforts would be made to sustain and build upon the “positive momentum”. During his visit, Singh will hold talks with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, call on President Zillur Rahman and hold meetings with opposition leaders Begum Khaleda Zia and Jatiya Party chief Hussain Muhammed Ershad, the former military dictator. PTI
Nagpur: The Sarva Seva Sangh (SSS), an all-India apex body of Gandhian institutions, has set up a governing council to look after the day-to-day management of the historic Sevagram Ashram in Wardha district, set up by Mahatma Gandhi. The newly appointed council would help the Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan Trust, presently managing the affairs of the ashram, in administration and official work. The decision to this effect was taken recently in the presence of SSS chairperson Radha Bhatt and other senior officials. Sevagram is a small village, located about 8 km from Wardha. Mahatma Gandhi had arrived here in June 1936 and stayed till 1946 along with his wife Kasturba, where he set up the ashram. In first week of August, reports about SSS’ move to take over the affairs of the ashram has emerged, following a slew of controversies. The ashram was recently in news for the reported theft of
Gandhiji’s pair of spectacles. However, even though it was stolen in last November, the trust officials had allegedly kept the issue under wraps for about six months to avoid embarrassment. However, the theft finally came to light in June. Sources close to the ashram said that the newly-appointed five-member council comprises Bharat Mahoday, Ashok Bang, Kanakmal Gandhi, Ranjit Desai and Vibha Gupta. All of them are from Wardha. Mahoday was also on the panel set up by SSS to review the ashram affairs after the theft of spectacles. However, some other officebearers of SSS said, “The procedure is quite long and our meetings are still continuing. So the names of the council members can not be revealed. Deliberations are still underway to finalise names of the council members.” A report submitted by the Mahoday-led panel had reportedly recommended setting up of a governing council for the ashram.
Radha Bhatt had also justified the decision to appoint a governing council stating that the ashram was in a sorry state and the theft of Gandhiji’s spectacles, was one of the examples of mismanagement. Sevagram Ashram Pratishthan Trust president Madhao Gadkari said that the newly-appointed council would help him in the administration of the ashram. “The council members will work in tandem with the trust members,” he said. He added that the SSS had been entrusted with powers to select the Trust president as per the constitution. Sources said a decision to appoint a council was taken at SSS’ recent meeting in Uttar Pradesh and renowned Gandhian Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari was requested to head it. In the same meeting, SSS members reportedly sought Gadkari’s resignation for his alleged failure in apprising them about the stolen Gandhi spectacles.
JPC probing 2G scam gets
time till budget session New Delhi: Unable to complete its task within an allocated period, the Joint Parliamentary Committee looking into the 2G spectrum scam today got extension till the Budget Session next year. The term of the Committee headed by P C Chacko was to expire during the Monsoon session scheduled to conclude on September 8. Chacko moved a motion in the Lok Sabha today seeking extension for presentation of the report till the last day of the next Budget session. The motion was adopted by voice vote.
The 30-member committee has so far heard only officials of Enforcement Directorate, CBI and some former Telecom Secretaries. It is yet to hear other former Telecom Secretaries, former Chairmen of TRAI, former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee and former Telecom Ministers. The JPC, consisting of 20 members from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha, was constituted on March 4 to examine matters relating to allocation and pricing of telecom licences and spectrum between 1998 and 2009. The government had agreed to constitute the JPC after per-
sisting demands by the opposi- Special CBI Judge O P Saini seektion which had led to washout ing direction to the investigating agency to file the TRAI report, of the winter session. which has said there was no loss to the exchequer in allocaAll 2G accused tion of 2G spectrum. seek TRAI report The report has also recomNew Delhi: A Delhi court today mended against both auctioning sought CBI’s stand on a plea by of radio waves and revising entry all 17 accused in the 2G spectrum fee for telecom firms. case, including former telecom The Comptroller and Auditor minister A Raja and DMK MP General had assessed a “preKanimozhi, for making the TRAI sumptive loss” of Rs 1.76 lakh report a part of the court’s crore to the state exchequer, records. while the CBI, during its probe All the accused, including the into the 2G scam, had pegged three telecom firms and their the loss at Rs 30,9884 crore. promoters, proprietors and top Seeking its stand on the scam executives, moved the court of accused plea, Special Judge Saini
issued notice to the CBI and fixed September 9 for arguments on their plea. Appearing for Raja, senior counsel Ramesh Gupta sought the court’s direction to the CBI to bring the latest TRAI report on court’s record. So did Swan telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa’s counsel Vijay Aggarwal. In an application, he told the court, “The CBI has no scientific or technical expertise to determine the loss. In fact, CBI has itself made an admission in the charge sheet that the TRAI report is awaited for calculating the quantum of loss.” .
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