BangaloreBeat Vol. 1, Issue 315 n Friday n July 8, 2011
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BJP GIVES GITA SHOCK Asks schools to teach Bhagawad Gita for one hour everyday Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The state government could be stirring a communal pot with its new order to make it mandatory to teach Bhagawad Gita at all schools for one hour a day. In a circular, the government has said the students between fifth and eighth standards should be taught Bhagawad Gita at all primary and secondary education schools. A similar plan was being put forth four years ago during the BJP-JD(S) coalition government. But it did not come into force. Primary and secondary education minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri refused to accept that it is a government-backed programme. “It is a private initiative, and the government has only given an approval for it.” “Some math seers approached the government and requested us to allow them to teach Gita at all primary and secondary schools. We have asked all schools to do
that. If anyone tries to stall it, the government will take severe action against them,” he said. “We allowed it as there was a representation from math heads. If a similar request comes from other communities we will consider them too. We don’t mind asking schools to teach either Bible or Quran every day,” he tried
Obamaʼs father wanted to put his son up for adoption: Book
Boston: US President Barack Obama’s father had intended to put his unborn son up for adoption as the senior Obama tried to appease US immigration officials who raised concerns about him having two wives as well as his “playboy ways”, a new book has revealed. Details about Obama senior have emerged in a book by Boston Globe reporter Sally Jacobs. Titled ‘The Other Barack, The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama’s Father,’ the biography is slated for release next week. FULL REPORT ON PAGE 4
Rain, bad light stall Indiaʼs reply on day 2 Roseau (Dominica): Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh achieved his 400th Test wicket while Ishant Sharma grabbed a five-for as India bundled out West Indies for 204 before rain and bad light stalled the visitors’ reply on day 2 of the third and final match here. At stumps, India were eight for no loss, with Abhinav Mukund and Murali Vijay batting on six and one, respectively. India now trail by 196 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the first innings. Only 49.2 overs were bowled on the second day, leading to a loss of a total of ninety-seven overs in the last two days. FULL REPORT ON PAGE 4
NEVERTHELESS, they fight for a cause
CMʼs special puja at Chamundi
But the move is sure to draw the ire of minority communities across the state. Some of them said it is not the job of the government to promote a religious agenda. It could be a government run by the BJP, but it should not put forth the ideas of the party in running the government they felt.
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Kannada ﬁlm personalities raided in city Bangalore Beat Bureau
Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and medical education and Mysore in-charge minister S A Ramadass offer prayers to the presiding deity on top of Chamundi Hills in Mysore on the auspicious occasion of Ashada Friday today. A large number of devotees also offered pujas on top of the hill today.
Bangalore: The income tax department today carried out massive raids against film personalities in different parts of the city. Department officials raided the residences and offices of producer K Manju, telefilm director and actor Sihi Kahi Chandru, film distributor Basha, music director Guru Kiran. The residence of Manju is in Jayanagar, Chandru’s residence in JP Nagar and Kiran’s in Chandra Layout. The officials seized all their documents and pored over them to get details on any tax evasion or accounting anomalies. The officials did not reveal as to what they are looking for and seized all the documents. The raids were still going on at the time of going to the press.
BSY, Gowda one‑on‑one today Bangalore Beat Bureau
Bangalore: Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda are scheduled to have a one-on-one this evening to discuss issues related development of Hassan district. Gowda will meet Yeddyurappa at the latter’s official residence at 5.30 pm. Yeddyurappa invited Gowda to discuss Hassan-related issues, officials in the government said. Recently, Gowda had sat on a fast to put forth his demand for better development of his parliamentary constituency. Gowda had alleged that the BJP govern-
ment had been discriminating against the constituencies that have been won by opposition party leaders. He had said development activities had completely stopped in the last three years since the BJP government came to power. Gowda has fixed a deadline to the chief minister to take up development works in his home constituency. Gowda has 12 demands for the BJP government, including Rs 100 crore grants for Hassan zilla panchayat, 350 more beds to the Hassan district hospital, commencement of works for Hassan medical and engineering colleges, etc.
PROPERTIES WORTH OVER
`1.86 CR RECOVERED Bangalore Beat Bureau
A campaign involving more than six lakh students across the state on the inclusion of the disabled in the mainstream kicked off today. The drive, over the next three weeks, will highlight the difficulties faced by the differently abled and invites suggestions on how to be “inclusive” Page 5...
to justify. There were voices opposing and supporting the move by the government. Kannada litterateur M Chidananda Murthy said, “There is nothing wrong in teaching Gita to schoolchildren. More than being a religious text, it is a philosophical tome. Why should anyone oppose it?”
Bangalore: Properties worth over Rs 1.86 crore that were recovered by the South division police were put on display in the city today. Different police stations in the division arrested 106 accused in cases of theft, robbery, dacoity, chain snatching and mugging. The seized properties were put on display at the Jayanagar police station grounds. DCP Sonia Narang inspected the property parade. In all, 150 two-wheelers, eight autorickshaws, five cars, one tipper lorry, one Maruti van, one lorry and 35 gas cylinders and gold and silver ornaments worth lakhs of rupees were put on display.
Joint commissioner of police (crime) Alok Kumar and DCP south Sonia Narang inspect the property parade at Jayanagar police station today.
Donʼt open vault at temple: SC New Delhi: The Supreme Court today restrained the seven-member committee from opening vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, which according to various estimates contains wealth worth over Rs 1 lakh crore. A bench of justices R V Raveendran and A K Patnaik asked the petitioner Raja Marthanda Varma, erstwhile Prince of Travancore, and the Kerala government to come out with appropriate suggestions for ensuring sanctity and security of the ancient temple which has come to the limelight following discovery of the huge wealth. The apex court while restraining the opening of vault (B) and also the vault (A) posted the matter for further hearing on next Thursday. During the arguments, senior counsel K K Venogopal, appearing for the erstwhile prince, clarified that the temple was a public property and no member of the royal family claims any ownership or right over the huge property. “The royal family is not claiming any ownership. It is a public temple. It is not claiming any ownership of property. No part of it belongs to any member of
the family. The property belongs to Lord Padmanabhaswamy,” he told the bench. The royal family which is the trustee of the temple has challenged the Kerala government’s decision to take over the administration of the temple which was earlier upheld by the Kerala High Court. During today’s arguments, the bench observed that utmost security should be ensured in and around the temple in view of the discovery of the huge wealth. Emphasising on security measures, the bench observed, “Instead of having their eyes on the deity or sanctum sanctorum, the eyes of many people will now be on these kallara (vaults).” PTI
High Court blasts home secy for not arresting Reddy Serves notices on DGP, state govt Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court took the state government to task for not taking action against tourism minister Janardhana Reddy and not arresting him despite several nonbailable warrants issued against him. A division bench, hearing a public interest litigation on the issue today, served notices on the home secretary, the government and the director general of police. The bench said the Sandur court has issued 35 NBWs against Reddy, but no arrest has been made so far. It rejected an affidavit filed by the secretary and said the government has to go into the issue and submit it a report within the next six weeks. The PIL has been filed by advocate G R Mohan. The high court questioned how could the warrants be not served on a state minister, who attended cabinet meetings regularly and came to Bangalore often.
“He has a house in Bellary and a prominent public figure. How can he not be reached by the police?” it questioned. “The whole state and country have seen his presence in numerous functions. How can you say he is not available?” it asked. In the affidavit, the secretary stated that one assistant commissioner of police, two sub-inspectors and six police constables had been placed under suspension for failing to deliver the warrant. But the court said, “These are lower level officials. How could they be responsible for it? It has to happen at the top level, including the director general of police”, and ordered issuance of notices against the three. The court said, “There is no difference between individuals in law. All are equal, be it a minister or a common man.” When the secretary offered to submit the affidavit again, the bench rejected and said a detailed investigation report should be filed before it in the next six weeks.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Bangaloreanʼs hand in
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South Sudan constitution
s South Sudan celebrates its formal birth as Africa’s newest nation tomorrow, its constitution, in the process of being drafted, will have a Bangalorean’s hand in it. “South Sudan has watched the political and constitutional developments in India with great interest and believe that there is a lot that a country like South Sudan can gain from that experience,” said Sandeep Shastri, pro vice-chancellor at Jain University who is helping draft the statute of the country. “South Sudan is looking at the experience of democracies like India,” Shastri said. An international consultant with the Forum of Federations, a Canada-based think-tank, Shastri is the only Indian involved with public debates being held across South Sudan, a country of over eight million people, in the run-up to framing the
Puttappa hospitalised Bangalore: Veteran journalist Patil Puttappa has undegone surgery for prostrate gland in a hospital here and has been recovering, a doctor attending on him said. Puttappa (92), who has also been spearheading a movement for correcting regional imbalance in the backward North Karnataka districts, underwent the surgery at the state run Institutue of Nephro and Urology three days ago. “He is recovering. He will be shifted to ward in another two days” Dr G K Venkaesh, Director of the Hospital said. PTI
constitution. Interestingly, India’s first election commissioner Sukumar Sen conducted elections in undivided Sudan nearly 60 years ago. The Republic of South Sudan that came into being after residents of the land-locked territory voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to secede from the rest of Sudan, will officially celebrate the founding of the nation tomorrow in its capital Juba as Africa’s 54th nation. Vice-President Hamid Ansari will represent India at the celebrations. Shastri said he had an intensive dialogue with political parties, including the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), the ruling party in South Sudan, on the federal process and underlined that federalism could be a solution to challenges faced by multi-ethnic, multi-religious, plural so-
cieties. Shastri, whose interest in Sudan was kindled way back when he struck friendship with Sudanese while studying in Afghanistan in the seventies, said the powers-that-be in South Sudan were looking at the Indian constitution and the Indian experience, with a special focus on federalism. “Like the Indian Constitution, the interim constitution does not refer to the country as federal even though (like in India) all the features of a typical federal system are enshrined in the constitutional document,” he said. He pointed out to an intense debate in South Sudan on a feature of their interim constitution which permits the president to dismiss the state governments, which is very much similar to Article 356 in the Indian constitution. With capacity building a major thrust of India’s
Africa policy, Shastri plans to host a two-year MA in public administration to officials from African countries at Jain University, a deemed university. “Bureaucrats, civil society activists and young politicians are enthusiastic of looking to countries like India as they believe that experience of societies like India would be very useful to them,” he said. Some sceptics have voiced doubts that given formidable developmental challenges, South Sudan, whose territory is roughly the size of France but lacks in roads and basic infrastructure, may not survive for long as an independent nation. But such cynicism is not for Shastri. “I would prefer to be an `incorrigible optimist` on this point and believe that South Sudan has a great future as a nation,” he said. IANS
Hyundai felicitates cricketers
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Bangalore: Indian fast bowling trio of Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra and S Sreesanth was today felicitated by Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) for winning the cricket World Cup after 28 years. The three cricketers were presented the recently launched ‘Fluidic Verna’ cars. HMIL had announced that if Indian team could win the 2011 World Cup then the members will be felicitated with the All New Hyundai Verna cars. “It gives us immense pleasure to present the members of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 winning team with the All New Verna, that bears Hyundai’s new fluidic design philosophy and offers best-in-class design, quality and technology,” Arvind Saxena, Director- Sales and Marketing, HMIL, said. PTI
Bangalore: Trikon – The War Within, a dance-theatre production by Mudrika Foundation for Indian Performing Arts, Bangalore, and Shrutilaya Dance School, Singapore, will be staged at 7 pm today at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. This version of Mahabharata is a unique presentation of an age-old story, retold in an engrossing and seamless reverie of dance and drama. The show was first staged in Singapore in January.
Tiger Air to reaunch service
Bangalore: Tiger Airways today announced that from October 31, it would re-launch a direct service between Singapore and Bangalore. “Given its potential as a destination that attracts both business travel and leisure, we are pleased to resume our services to this city,” said Stewart Adams, Managing Director of Tiger Airways Singapore, in a statement. Bangalore is the fourth destination in Tiger’s India “paw print”, following Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirapalli. The service would be launched with four flights a week - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. PTI
dance. In the city, the dance drama will be staging 50 artistes – dancers, theatre actors, musicians and light technicians, both from India and Singapore. Mudrika director Minal Prabhu said, “It is an exciting opportunity to be associated with this unique production as choreographer. Earlier, with ‘Moksha Mudra’, we had experimented with the blending of two forms of dance – bharatanatyam and modern contemporary dance. This time, we have tried fusing two Scripted by Sunita Sharma, the mix of Indian dance styles, choreographed different art forms – theatre and production presents three strong female by Minal Prabhu of Mudrika Foundation, dance which involved long sessions with protagonists in the narrative, the righteous and Gayatri Sriram of Shrutilaya, and the- musicians for composing the music, grueling Gandhari, the implacable Kunti and the atrical direction by Shalaka Ranadive, the rehearsals with theatre artists and tempestuous Draupadi. Various flashpoints dance drama showcases the epic in a new dancers from and in two countries. The exin the epic are attributed directly or indirectly perspective combining English theatre tech- perience has been both challenging and to the actions of the three queens. Using a niques with live music and Indian classical satisfying.”
Forms for legal training
Bangalore: The backward classes and minorities welfare department will train different law graduates from the two categories in legal administration. Those with earnings of less than Rs 15,000 per annum and under 30 years can apply. The candidates will be given an assistance of Rs 1,000 per month. Interested can contact the backward classes and minorities welfare department, Bangalore Urban district, first floor, Podium Block, Visvesvaraya Towers.
KANNADA POLICE STORY 3 (U/A) Sudeep Bhumika (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Balaji (Tavarekre) (11 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Gopal (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10.25 am, 3.50, 8.45 pm) Krishna (KR Puram) (11 am, 2, 6, 9 pm) Kamakya (10.45 am, 1.45, 5.45, 8.45 pm) Nandini (11 am, 2, 5, 8 pm) Nalanda (11 am, 2, 5.30, 8.30 pm) Siddheshwara (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Srilakshmi (Rammorthinagar) (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Vaishnavi (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Vijayalakshmi (Garudacharpalya) (11 am, 2.30 pm) Veeresh (10.15 am,1.15 pm) Vajreshwari (11 am, 2.30, 6, 9.15 pm)
SHRIMATHI (A) Upendra, Priyanka Upendra Adarsh (11.30 am, 2.30, 6, 9 pm) Bharathi (11 am, 2.30, 6, 9.15 pm) Eshwari (11.00 am) Inox (Malleswaram) (12.35 pm, 6 pm) Manasa (11.30 am) Mohan (11 am, 2.30, 6, 9.15 pm) Nartaki (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Navrang (Rajajinagar) (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Parimala (11.30 am, 2.30, 5.45, 8.45 pm) Prasanna (10.15 am, 1.15, 4.15, 7.15 pm) Rajarajeshwari (11
am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Srinvasa (Gowdanapalya) (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Uma (10.15 am, 1, 4, 7 pm) Veerabhadreshwara (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm)
9 TO 12 (U) Kishore Kumar, Smitha PVR Cinemas (12.40 pm, 5.20 pm) Tribhuvan (10.30 am,1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm)
CHENNAMMA IPS Ayesha Ganesh (11 am, 2, 6, 9 pm) Menaka (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Maruthi (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Siddhalingeshwara (11 am, 2.30, 6, 9.15 pm) Ullas (10.45 am, 1.45, 5.45, 8.45 pm)
KIRATAKA (U/A) Yash, Oviya Helen, T S Nagabharana Goverdhan (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Kapali (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm)
DHAN DHANA DHAN (U) Prem Kumar, Sharmila Mandre Banashankari (Hongasandra) (11 am, 2.15, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Gurusidheshwara (11 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm)
ENGLISH Shia LaBeouf, Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley “3D” Cinemax (2.15 pm, 7.15, 10 pm) Fame Lido (10.15 am, 3.25, 6.20, 9.15 pm) Fame (Shankarnag) (11 am, 6.45 pm) Fun Cinemas (12.45 pm, 3.50, 6.55, 10 pm pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 4.30, 7.15, 10 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Mysore Road) (11 am, 1.45, 9.30 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (12.35 pm, 6, 9.10 pm)
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LARRY CROWNE (U/A) Tom Hanks, Julia Robert Fame Lido (12.35 pm, 7.35 pm) Fun Cinemas (10 am, 2.20, 7.20 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (12.40 pm, 5.20, 10 pm) Inox (Mall-eswaram) (12 pm, 5, 10 pm) TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (U/A)
Owen Wilson, Michael Caine “3D” Fame Lido (1.10 pm) Fame (Shankarnag) (1.20 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Bannerghatta Road) (12.45 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (6.55 pm) “2D” Fame Forum Value Mall (12.45 pm, 4.40 pm) PVR Cinemas (10 am, 4.55 pm)
X-MEN - FIRST CLASS (U/A) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Bill Milner Cinemax (12 pm, 10 pm) Cinepolis (12.45 pm, 6 pm) Innovative Multiplex (12.45 pm, 10 pm).
HINDI MURDER 2 (A) Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez
De‑regulate sugar industry: ISMA Training for
Bangalore: The apex organisation of sugar mills, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), has asked the government to lift stock holding limit on sugar traders and permit immediate export of another 10 lakh tonne to prevent any crisis. Demanding de-regulation of the industry, ISMA president Narendra Murkumbi said the industry has had a surplus sugar production and is burdened with unprecedented stocks. Most of the mills neither have adequate storage capacities nor cash flows to manage the surplus inventories, which may trigger distress sale, he said. Currently, the value of stock balance with sugar mills is approximately Rs
Meeting of ex‑naval personnel Bangalore: Principal director of naval ex-servicemen commander MVS Kumar will visit the city on July 18. Arrangement for an interaction with ex-naval personnel has been made at the directorate, dept. of sainik welfare and resettlement, FD, Marshall K M Cariappa Bhavan, Cariappa Road. All ex-naval personnel and dependents have been asked to take part from 9.30 am, a press release said.
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30,000 crore. Despite the recent permission to export five lakh tonnes of sugar, the opening balance for 2011-12, would be about 60 lakh tonnes, which is about 10 lakh tonnes more than the normative three month consumption opening balance for the next year. Considering a surplus production this year, and likely high sugar production next year, there is a need to immediately reduce sugar stocks held by sugar mills and permit export of additional 10 lakh tonnes, by removal of stock holding limit on traders, he said. He added that with improving international sugar prices and low domestic ex-mill prices, it would be prudent to
permit export of maximum possible quantities of sugar immediately (July to September) to enable the stakeholders to gain. Murkumbi further warned of a crisis if such export was not permitted. Due to surplus sugar in the country and continuance of stock-holding limit on traders, the ex-mill sugar prices are below the cost of production. Such a situation would adversely impact the paying capacity of sugar mills to farmers. With surplus sugar production next year and lack of opportunities to export sugar, the mills would no longer be in a position to pay farmers, he said. PTI
distance education Bangalore: The Bangalore College and Research Centre is providing training for those students who have taken distance education courses offered by Bangalore University. Training will be given in BA, BCom, PGDP, PGDBM from BU and BCom and BSC from Kuvempu University. You can contact the Bangalore College and Research Centres at Mathikere, Yelahanka, Jalahalli Cross, KR Puram and Hanumanthnagar or call 9916372961.
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CHILLAR PARTY (U) Irrfan Khan, Divvji Handa, Vedant Desai Cinemax (1.15 pm, 6.15 pm) Cinepolis (10 am, 1, 4.55 pm) Fun Cinemas (12.30 pm) Fame Forum Value Mall (10 am, 2, 6.50 pm) Fame Lido (10.45 am, 6.30 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 2, 7.10 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Mysore Road) (10, 2.25, 6 pm) Innovative Multiplex (10.15 am, 12.30, 7.45 pm) Inox (Jaynagar) (10.25 am, 6.30 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (10.15 am, 2, 7 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10 am, 2.45, 7.25 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (10 am, 2.55, 7.35 pm) PVR Cinemas (12.30 pm, 7.30 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Bannerghatta Road) (10 am, 2, 7.10 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Mysore Road) (10, 2.25, 6 pm)
BBUDDAH HOGA TERA BAAP (U/A) Amitabh Bachchan, Prakash Raj, Hema Malini
Fame Lido (10 am, 2.35, 5, 9.35 pm) Fame (Shankarnag) (2 pm) Fun Cinemas (10.10 am, 4.30, 7.30 pm) HMT Cinemas (Jalahalli) (10.45 am, 9.45 pm) Manasa ( 2.30 am, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Navrang (10 pm) Rex (9.50 pm) Veeresh (10 pm) Vaibhav (2.30 pm, 6.30, 9.30 pm) Aruna (11 am, 2.30, 6, 9.30 pm) Cinemax (2.45 pm) Cinepolis (2.50, 7.40, 9.45 pm) Fame Forum Value Mall (12.55 pm) Fame Lido (10.10 am, 12.25, 2.40, 5, 9.50 pm) Fun Cinemas (11 am, 3, 9.20 pm) Innovative Multiplex (5.45 pm) Inox (Jaynagar) (1 pm) Inox (JP Nagar) (9.50 pm) Inox (Magrath Road) (10 am, 12.20, 2.40, 5, 7.25, 9.50 pm) Inox (Malleswaram) (5.20 pm) Parimala (11.30 am, 2.30, 5.45, 8.45 pm) PVR Cinemas (10.10 am, 5.10 pm) Shobha (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) Vision Cinemas (2.45 pm, 7 pm)
DELHI BELLY (A) Imran, Shehnaz Treasurywala Cinemax (10.15 am, 12.30, 3, 7, 10 pm) Cinepolis (12.45 pm, 3.30, 10 pm) Everest (11.30 am, 4.30 pm) Eshwari (11.15 am, 2.30, 6.15, 9.15 pm) Fame Forum Value Mall (10.15 am, 12.30, 2.45, 5, 7.15, 9.30 pm) Fame Lido (10.05 pm, 1.15, 3.20, 5.30, 7.40, 9.50 pm).
TELUGU Murali (Gokula) (11 am, 2.30pm) Renukaprasanna (11am,2.30pm) Radhakrishna (RT Nagar) (2.30 pm, 6.15, 9.30 pm Tulasi (Marathahalli) (11.30 am, 2.30pm) Venkateshwara (KR Puram) (6.30, 9.30 pm) VIRODHI (A)
Chandrodaya (4.30 pm, 9.30 pm) Murali (Gokula) ( 6,30, 9.30 pm) Renukaprasanna (6, 9.15 pm) Tulasi (Marathahalli) (11.30 am, 2.30, 6.30, 9.30 pm)
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Anupama (10.30 am, 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 pm) BABLOO (U/A)
Manotej, Aditi Sharma Chandrodaya (11.30 am, 2.30pm)
Siddharth, Nitya Menon Cinemax (1 pm, 1.30, 6.25, 6.30 pm) Cinepolis (10 am, 2.40 pm) Fun Cinemas (4.25 pm) Gopalan Cinemas (Bannerghatta Road).
Friday, July 8, 2011
CITY EVENTS General Public Relation Council of India: Daughter’s day - talk on ‘Stop Female Foeticide! Protect Rights of Girl Child, by Dr Priti Venkatesh, Mangala Sridhar, Chairperson Karnataka Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation and former minister Rani Satish to participate, Chancery Hall, Hotel Atria 4 pm.
Cultural Institute of Social Sciences: Release of book undermining local democracy Parallel governance in contemporary South asia, panel discussion on parastatals and panchayats in karnataka, by former ministers B K Chandrashekar, Leeladevi R Prasad, KERC Chairman M R Srinivasamurthy participate, British Council Library, Kasturba Road, 4 pm. Department of Kannada and Culture: Bharatanatya by N G Nananya, Yavanika, Nrupathunga Road, 6.30 pm. Ajitkumar Smaraka Samskritika Vedike: Presentation of Ajitkumar Memorial Award to Leela Ramanathan and others, Justice M N Venkatachalaiah and Minister Suresh Kumar to participate, Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road, 6.30 pm. Percussive Arts Centre: Thalava-dyotsava 2011, veena by Suma Sudhindra, Gayana Samaj, K R Road. 6.30 pm. Bangalore International Centre: Vocal by Vrinda Acharya, Auditorium, TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage, 6.30 pm. Karnataka Chalanchitra Academi: Programme in memory of Lingadevaru Halemane, SCM House, near Priyadarshini Chitramandira, 4.30 pm
Religious Karnataka Government Secretariat Club: Discourse on Natakadinda Shikshana by Subraya Shetty, club premises, Cubbon Park, 6 pm. The Indian Institute of World Culture: Talk on Rabindranath Tagore by Shudra Srinivas, 6, B P Wadia Road Basavanagudi, 6.15 pm. Sri Ramakrishna Seva Trust: Discourse on Bhagawad Geeta by Abhaya Chaitanya, SBI Community Centre, 57, Sneha Sadana, SBI Officers Colony Basaveshwaranagar, 6.30 pm Lakshmi Kali Trust: Chanting of vedas by devotees, temple premises, Kaliamman Temple Street, Halasuru Market, 4 pm.
Music In the mood for music: Jagriti Varthur Road, Ramagondanahalli, Whitefield, July 8, 8 pm Sulaiman Jamal on harmonica, Sam Rajkumar on keyboard, Imran Jamal on percussion, Divyanka doing the vocals, Bharat on guitar and Tommy 'Guitar Boogie' Smith from Australia on lead guitar will enthral the audience with show tunes. Funky evening: Opus, 4 Palace Cross Road, Sankey Road, Vasanth Nagar July 8, 7 pm French guitarist Titi Robin will entertain music lovers with gypsy, oriental and Arabian music. Music of the world: Bflat, 100 Feet Road, Indira Nagar, July 9, 8.30 pm Tarun Balani Collective, a group of artists and musicians comprising Bruno Raberg on bass. Bolava vitthal: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, July 14, 6 pm Singers Rahul Deshpande, Devaki Pandit and Jayateeth Mevundi will pay tribute to legendary vocalist, the late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. Classical concert: Bangalore Gayana Samaja, KR Road, Basavanagudi, July 10, 6 pm Nithyashri Mahadevan, an eminent Carnatic musician and playback singer, will entertain the audience. Naadbrahma: Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, July 10, 5 pm. A classical vocal duet by Anurita Rai and Anuratn Rai.
Art Picture perfect: Homai Vyarawalla, A Retrospective, National Gallery of Modern Art, 49, Palace Road, 10 am to 5 pm The exhibition showcases photographs taken by Homai Vyarawalla, the first woman photojournalist of independent India and captures the years before and after India gained independence. A glass apart: Glassics Fusione
Art, Pratima’s Art Gallery, 104, Andrews Building, MG Road, Till July 13, 11 am to 8 pm The exhibition aims to present a concept in glass fusion used as a connotation of art.
BBMP receives Nagar
Ratna Award from Prez
Draw!: Cartoon exhibition, Indian Institute of Cartoonists, 1, Midford House, Midford Garden, Off MG Road, Till July 23, 11 am to 7 pm American artist Melvin Mathew is showcasing his cartoons in a bid to expose the art of cartooning to a wider audience and to highlight the talents in the Gulf region. Build up: Aakar, Magnitude Art Gallery, 140/13, 27th Cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Till July 31, 10 am to 8 pm Aakar is an exhibition showcasing original paintings based on architectural wonders. These works provide an aesthetic continuum that extends from early civilizatios to the present day. All for art: Tete-a-tete, Apparao Galleries, Ground Floor, The Presidency, 82, St Marks Road, Till July 31, 12.30 pm to 7 pm This exhibition comprises works from artists spanning three generations. It includes sculptures by Muralidharam, Shipra Bhattacharya, Laxma Goud, Anjolie Ela Menon. Group up: Cultural Connections, Gallery Third Eye, Yemalur Main Road, Till July 31, 10 am to 6 pm. Gallery Third Eye presents a group show of paintings by established and upcoming artists.
Nightlife Sound of silence: Pebble, Princess No. 3, Ramanamaharishi Road, Bellary Road, Palace Grounds, Sadashivnagar, July 8, 6 pm to 11.30 pm Goa’s headphone parties are back in town, with Justin Mason, Vachan and Kay Mikado.
A campaign to bring the disabled into the mainstream in educational institutions was inaugurated at Kamalabai school in the city today. More than six lakh children across the state will be part of the campaign.
Aknisree Karthik Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: You may criticise the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) all you want, but our city corporation has been has been selected by the AllIndia Institute of Local Self-Government to receive the ‘Nagar Ratna Award’ at a function in Mumbai this afternoon. The institute has selected the BBMP under the individual category. “We were selected for this award in an individual category. This was for the better implementation of our projects and based on overall performance”
said, Ram Prasad, chief finance officer, JNNURM, to Bangalore Beat. The first citizen of the country President Pratibha Patil will confer the award to BBMP. Mayor Sharadamma and deputy mayor S Harish are already in Mumbai to receive the prestigious award. The All India Institute of Local Self-Government, established in 1926, is a premier autonomous training and research institute in the country. AIILSG desires to recognise such municipal corporations that have responded to the needs of time and have come up with the out-of-the-box ideas to deliver beyond what is expected out of
them under the extant laws. The best municipal corporations are being conferred the “Nagar Ratna Award” for 20102011. The award carries a trophy and a cash prize. The AIILSG committee inspected Solid Waste Management project, implementation of e-governance projects and other schemes in all the 65 Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) cities. The award winners were decided by an evaluation committee which was chaired by a retired Supreme Court judge. The committee also had urban experts, professionals and some senior bureaucrats.
Turn up the heat!: The Zuri, Whitefield, July 9, 6 pm. Entry shuts at 10 pm It’s party nonstop as DJ Ma Faiza brings down the house with some electronic dance music. 08066657272
Massive drive for inclusion of disabled launched Bangalore Beat Bureau Bangalore: A massive campaign termed Nevertheless for including the disabled in the mainstream was launched across the state today. The launch in the city was held at Kamalabai school off Queen’s Road in the city this morning. More than six lakh children across the state and scores of volunteers, NGOs and corporate houses would be part of the campaign that is being promoted by Fourth Wave Foundation in association with the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan of the state government. Launching the campaign, commissioner for disabilities K V Rajanna said, “This campaign will help bring down inequalities among other and disabled students. Such drives will in fact help increase the number of footfalls into schools. This will go a
long way in ensuring education for all.” The campaign will ask students between the fifth and eighth standards to depict their feelings about the including the disabled in the mainstream. They will put down their ideas in an art form in A4 sized sheets, which will be collected by volunteers across the state. Many corporate houses have come forward to digitize these images and convert the best of them as wallpapers. The campaign is to grab the attention of the government and force it to pass inclusive policies. This is also to highlight the plight of the disabled without facilities for them in public transport, public places etc. Taking part in the inauguration, school teachers Revanna and Mallikarjun said, “When we don’t discriminate on the basis of caste, creed or colour, why
should disability be any different? We have removed all those differences now, and we should do the same with the disabled. The disabled children too should study with other children. This will bring down their inferiority complex, if any, and will allow them to mingle in the society easily.” Mahalakshmi, eighth standard student, said, “We will not look at the disabled students differently. I don’t think we will have any problem in playing with them, talking to them or interacting with them. We will put down our thoughts on the policy of inclusion through our drawings.” Another eighth standard student Sai Krishna said, “We have learnt from so many movies that we should not discriminate against the disabled. We don’t have any problem in including them in our school activities.” Gangadhar Pujar
Smashing Saturday: D3, CK27, 60, Laskar, Hosur Road, Adugodi signal, July 9, 8 pm to 11.30 pm. Rock and roll to hot numbers of Lady Gaga and Kesha with DJ Mark. 9742480718 Party hard: Lounge 579, 218, Sunshine Complex, HRBR Layout, 3rd Block, Kammanahalli Main Road, Kalyan Nagar, Banaswadi Jive on Wicked Wednesdays with DJ Prashanth playing the best and latest of hip-hop. 8971717771 Swing to item numbers: IBar, The Park, July 8 It’s the war of item bombs as DJ Hussain pits Sheila, Munni, Jalebi Bai against Tai Tai phish, I Hate you and Bbuddha for a night of complete mayhem. 25594666
Rev P Surya Prakash (retired), president of United Theological College (UTC), Roshan Baig, MLA, Rev J R John Samuel Raj, principal of the college, and post master general of Karnataka circle Yashodara Menon release a commemorative stamp today.
Veerashaiva dictionary released
Stamp on theological college released
Saturday night fever: i-Bar, The Park, July 9 Get ready for an acoustic high, as Pearl and Nikhil Chinapa come together at i-Bar. 25594666.
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Exhibitions Photographs by Homai Vyarawalla: Friday, July 8th, 2011. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. National Gallery of Modern Art, No 49 Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road, The National Gallery of Modern art is hosting an exhibition of iconic photographs taken by Homai Vyarawalla, India's first woman photojournalist, who started working in the 1930s and was instrumental in tracing the lives and work of political leaders through her lens. Negotiated Positions @ Gallery Blue Spade: Friday, July 8th, 2011. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gallery Blue Spade, The Chancery, 10/6 Lavelle Road, An exhibition of contemporary art by Babu Eshwar Prasad, V G Venugopal, Sunoj D, Suchender P, Gurusidappa G E, Murali Cheeroth, Chandra Bhattacharjee, Prasanta Sahu, Farhad Hussain and Rajiba Lochan Pani. Group Show @ Sumukha: Friday, July 8th, 2011. 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gallery Sumukha, No 24/10, BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden An exhibition of sculptures, paintings and photographs by ten talented artists. Cultural Connections: Friday, July 8th, 2011. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gallerie Third Eye, No A1 Epsilon Office Block, Yemalur Main Road, Yemalur An exhibition of contemporary Indian paintings by Parmesh D Jolad and Sudeep Mukerjee, curated by Jasmine Khanna. The Art Mix @ Caperberry: Friday, July 8th, 2011. 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Caperberry, No 48/1 Ground Floor, The Estate, Dickenson Road, Caperberry and Art Chutney.
Kannada and culture minister Govinda Karajola and Suttur Math seer Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji release a Veerashiva heritage dictionary at JSS Mahavidyalaya in Bangalore today. Karnataka Sanskrit University vice-chancellor Prof Mallepuram G Venkatesh looks on.
Bangalore: A commemorative stamp to celebrate the 101st year of United Theological College (UTC) of Bangalore was released in the city today. Releasing the stamp, chief post master general of Karnataka circle Yashodara Menon said, “UTC holds the distinction of being one of the foremost colleges in the country which has been imparting education for over a century. It is not just about religion, but is also involved in dissemination of knowledge.” The stamp is of Rs 5 denomination and carries the façade of the college. Rev P Surya Prakash (retired), president of United Theological College (UTC), Roshan Baig, MLA, and Rev J R John Samuel Raj, principal of the college, and students were present on the occasion.
Weʼll help organise next GIM better, says BCIC
Bangalore: The Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce has been chosen as the partner organisation by the state government to stage its second edition of Global Investors’ Meet planned for next year. "We have been chosen as partner for the next GIM by the state government. We will work with the government in making the event successful and bring in more investors to the event," BCIC president Vindo Nowal said. Nowal, the director and CEO of Jindal Steel Works, said Karnataka is at the cusp of opportunities to grow and attract more investments in the wake of conducive atmosphere it has. He wanted government to identify barren land and evolve
a mechanism for hassle-free land acquisition for industries. Nowal said BCIC would hold a dialogue with the government on offering a package of incentives for investors setting up industries in other parts of the state. He said the government should learn from the mistakes committed in the last year’s GIM and correct them. The BCIC would help the government in organising it much more effectively next year. On the acquisition of land for industries, he said the government should constitute nodal agencies with concerned officials to resolve problems. “Farmers should be happy to hand over the lands and should gain by the process. For this,
the government should identify only barren lands and hand them over to industries,” he said. The country should move into GST regime and promote more steel industries, he suggested. On Bangalore Metro rail, he said, “It is better if it is finished early. People are waiting eagerly for it and this would bring down congestion Bangalore roads to a large extent.” The newly elected team of BCIC told reporters that India would become the third largest economy after the US and China by 2020. The country is fourth largest manufacturer of automobiles and second largest in lifts. These opportunities should be grabbed with both hands, otherwise they
would go to Brazil and Korea. Nowal said except Tata Steel and SAIL, none of the other steel companies in the country are competitive. He said the mining policy has to be tweaked and the taxes reduced. With the present high taxes, miners hardly gained. The government should aim to attract industries at the taluk level. A lot of people are migrating from villages to urban areas, creating pressure on cities. With taluk level industries, they can stay nearer home and work in these units, he added. He said law and order in India is good as compared to the situation in other countries. The government should make use of it to attract industries.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Train, air traﬃc disrupted due to heavy rains in Mumbai
Mumbai: Heavy rains continued to lash several parts of the metropolis for the second consecutive day today, disrupting rail and air traffic, causing inconvenience to a lot of commuters. According to Met department here, Colaba recorded 162.8 mm of rainfall and Santacruz received 116 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am yesterday to 8.30 am today. Train services on Central railways are running late by at least 15 minutes, while traffic on Western line is late by five-ten minutes, officials said. Road traffic was slow but there were no snarls on any of the arterial routes. However, air traffic was disrupted for a while this morning on account of the incessant rains. “Due to sudden drop in visibility of 300 mtrs all flight operations were suspended at the international airport here between 1000 to 1017 hours. But now it’s all normal,” a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) spokperson said. Complaints of water logging were reported from areas like Vileparle, Borivali, Kandivali, Malad, Andheri, Malad, Dharavi and few other areas. No incidents of house and wall collapse were reported, officials said. But over ten incidents of tree collapse were reported. The weather bureau forecasts, intermittent rain or showers would occur in parts of city and suburbs. Heavy to heavy rains would occur in some areas. PTI
Davy case: India may
make fresh move
Chief justice of Karnataka High Court J S Khehar Singh, who is also the patron in chief of legal services committee, and Justice N K Patil, who is the chairman of the committee, resolve cases at a Lok Adalat on the high court premises recently. It was the first time that the chief justice took part in the proceedings.
CJ SURPRISES ALL, SITS IN LOK ADALAT Manjunath Sharma Bangalore Beat Bureau
Bangalore: There was a surprise waiting for all those who took part in the Lok Adalat on Wednesday. Chief justice of the Karnataka High Court J S Khehar Singh, who is also the patron in chief of high court legal services committee, attended the proceedings and swiftly gave judgments. This is the first time that the Chief Justice has taken part in the Lok Adalat proceedings. He was accompanied by Karnataka High Court Judge N K Patil, who is also chairman of the legal services committee. They had lined up 50 cases related insurance and claims. 45 of those cases were settled. The cases were related to General Insurance Company and United Insurance Company. They had come from different
most 21 months and had to sell the provisional store, which was his sole source of income. A married man with two children, Rao suffered financially as his immobility closed avenues of income. At the Lok Adalat he presented a doctor’s certificate Lok Adalat settles to prove that he is handicapped. insurance cases in a jiffy The insurance company representatives An accident victim, who had not been said that he was a handicap because of given the full insurance after meeting with the negligence of doctors and they had alan accident four years ago, returned home ready paid Rs 90,000 to cover his medical a happy man after the Lok Adalat at the expenses, said his lawyer Mallaiah. The Karnataka High Court settled his case in total insurance is for Rs 3 lakh and the the presence of the state-run insurance company cannot pay more than they already company. shelled out. Chief justice of Karnataka High Mahadeva Rao met with an accident in Court J S Khehar Singh, who is also the 2007 when a lorry hit him while riding a patron in chief of legal services committee, moped. He was badly injured in the leg and Justice N K Patil, who is the chairman and had to be operated upon at Sanjay of the committee, told both parties to settle Gandhi Hospital. the case and asked the insurance company But after the surgery, Rao could not to pay Rs 1.1 lakh. The compromise was bend his knees. He was bedridden for al- acceptable to both parties. part s of the state. The insurance companies have been given six weeks time to deposit the amounts with the committee within six weeks.
New Delhi: The government may make a fresh diplomatic move with Denmark after it refused to file an appeal in its Supreme Court for the extradition of Kim Davy, an accused in the Purulia arms drop case, to India. The CBI is also mulling other options to bring Davy to trial, including through video conferencing, after weighing other legal options. Jorgen Steen Sorensen, Denmark’s Director, Prosecution, also acknowledged that a case against Davy has been made. “...both the District Court and the High Court agreed for example, that the evidentiary basis for extradition is sufficient, that the double criminality requirement of the Extradition Act is satisfied and that the case is not time barred,” Sorensen said in a statement last night. In a separate statement, the Danish Foreign Ministry asked India to “appreciate” the Danish judiciary. Official sources here said a diplomatic contact with the Danish Government was necessary to impress upon the fact that Davy alias Niels Holck had admitted before a Danish court about his involvement in the Purulia arms drop case. The sources said post-9/11 attacks, Denmark had amended its Constitution thereby agreeing to extradite any person involved in any act of terror. The arms dropping was aimed at fomenting terror activities mainly in Purulia in West Bengal, they said. India’s hopes of extraditing Davy were dashed last night when the Director of Public Prosecutions said that the Prosecution Service will not to seek permission to bring the question of extradition of Davy to India before the Supreme Court. Sorensen said he fully understands the attention which this case has attracted in Denmark as well as in India. Sorensen said: “The Eastern High Court has, without any dissent, however, reached the same conclusion as the District Court and the High Court’s ruling is based on a specific assessment of all the circumstances of the case, including the current conditions in India. “Against this background I do not find that the questions involved in this case are of a nature that will justify an application for permission to bring it before the Supreme Court.” In April 2010, the Danish Ministry of Justice
had decided that Davy had to be extradited to India for prosecution for offences committed in 1995, involving an arms drop and participation in a conspiracy to wage war against the country. This decision was brought before the District Court of Hillerod according to the rules of the Extradition Act. In November 2010, the District Court ruled that this decision could not be upheld. On June 30, 2011, the Eastern High Court affirmed the District Court’s decision. Both the courts, while rejecting that plea, had said, however, on the basis of a specific assessment of the conditions under which Davy may be expected to be detained after prospective extradition to India, that there is a real risk that he will be exposed to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in India. India had lodged a strong protest with Denmark over the remarks made by the Danish court and the External Affairs Ministry summoned the Charge d’Affaires on Monday and conveyed in no uncertain terms that such remarks about India’s human rights records and prison conditions were unacceptable. Home minister P Chidambaram also termed the Danish High Court’s observation as “disappointing” and rejected the argument that prisoners are subjected to torture here. However, in the statement, the Danish Foreign Ministry asked India to respect the verdict of Danish courts. The statement said the Danish minister of justice decided that Niels Holck (Davy) could be extradited to India for the purpose of prosecution.
Obamaʼs father wanted to put Canara Bank opens his son up for adoption: Book 14 branches in TN
Boston: US President Barack Obama’s father had intended to put his unborn son up for adoption as the senior Obama tried to appease US immigration officials who raised concerns about him having two wives as well as his “playboy ways”, a new book has revealed. Details about Obama senior have emerged in a book by Boston Globe reporter Sally Jacobs. Titled ‘The Other Barack, The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama’s Father,’ the biography is slated for release next week. “In the spring of 1961, President Obama’s father revealed a plan for his unborn son that might have changed the course of American political history,” Jacobs said in an article in the Boston Globe. The elder Obama, who was at the time a sophomore at the University of Hawaii, had come under scrutiny by federal immigration officials who were concerned that he had more than one wife. When questioned by the school’s foreign student adviser, the 24-year-old Obama insisted that he had divorced his wife in his native Kenya. Although his new wife, Ann Dunham,
was five months pregnant with their child ‘Barack Obama II’, Obama declared that they intended to put their child up for adoption. “Subject (Obama senior) got his USC (United States citizen) wife ‘Hapai’ (Hawaiian for pregnant) and although they were married they do not live together and Miss Dunham is making arrangements with the Salvation Army to give the baby away,” according to a memo describing the conversation with Obama senior written by Lyle Dahling, an administrator in the Honolulu office of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service. The Salvation Army had operated nearly a dozen residential maternity homes
Leading by example
throughout the US and made arrangements for adoption through local agencies. Dunham, who died in 1995, was 18 years old when she gave birth to Barack Obama. While neither Obama nor his wife put their baby up for adoption, it is unclear whether the young couple actually considered such a step, or the elder Obama made the story up in order to appease immigration officials who at the time were considering his request for an extension of his stay in the United States, Jacobs said. “But his statement provides a unique glimpse into the relationship between the president’s parents and the fragility
of his connection to the father whom he would little know,” Jacobs added. At the time that he made his statement about adoption in spring 1961, Obama was in the midst of applying for an extension of his stay in the United States. He had two children in Kenya and was facing severe financial problems. “Obama would have wanted to present a case that would impress immigration authorities. A bigamist with a mixed-race baby, if that is how authorities chose to see him, was not likely to be the strongest of candidates.” University of Hawaii and federal immigration authorities were already alarmed about Obama’s relationships with women and also had doubts about his marital status. When he married Dunham in February 1961, school administrators began to probe his status in earnest, Jacobs said. According to Dahling’s memo, “... (Obama) has been running around with several girls since he first arrived here and last summer (he was) cautioned about his playboy ways. (Obama) replied that he would ‘try’ to stay away from the girls.” PTI
Bangalore: Canara Bank as part of its national campaign under financial inclusion opened 14 branches in Tamil Nadu recently. The branches were inaugurated by bank’s executive director Archana S Bhargava. The branches opened are spread across 12 districts in Tamil Nadu. With this, the total number of branches has gone up to 3286, of which 834 are rural branches. On the first day of operation, the branches could open more than 1,000 accounts and netted a deposit of more than Rs 1 crore each and microfinance loans were distributed. Canara Bank has opened 19 microfinance branches, has 3.51 lakh self help groups, 3.21 lakh credit linked, and has issued 33 lakh Kisan Credit Cards. The Bank has over Rs 70,000 crore under priority sector lending, of which, Rs 30,000 crore in agriculture. Canara Bank plans another 100 branches by March 2012.
Canara Bank executive director Archana S Bhargava inaugurates Sadurangapatnam branch in Tamil Nadu.
India rejects PCBʼs proposal
Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ijaz Butt had suggested that Pakistan would go and play in India in a bid to resume bilateral cricketing ties but want a share of the revenues from the series, a proposal that India has straightaway rejected. “We told them we are ready to play in India but we should have media rights and it could be a 50-50 affair. But they didn’t accept the proposal,” Butt said.
Butt, in a television interview Thursday night, said that the PCB had also suggested to the BCCI to split the revenues for scheduled series in March-April 2012 so that Pakistan could make some financial gains. India had called off a scheduled future tour program to Pakistan in early 2009 due to the Mumbai terror attacks and this led to the PCB losing anticipated revenues.
Butt said PCB had suggested splitting series or sharing revenues to not only get some compensation for the cancelled series but to also push forward resumption of bilateral ties with India. He admitted that playing India meant a financial boost for Pakistan. “Compared to what we earn when we play any other top country we earn many times more if we play India,” he said. Butt said after the World Cup semifinal
in Mohali even Pakistan’s Prime Minister had advised that we should go and play in India if necessary but also suggested to the Indians to come and play a few games in Pakistan. “But what they say is basically a onesided affair,” he added. Butt also explained that the PCB only wrote to the Sri Lankan board to send its team to Pakistan for the scheduled series later this year. PTI
RAIN AND BAD LIGHT STALL
Jayanagara MLA B N Vijayakumar (left) inaugurates a BangaloreOne Centre at JP Nagar third phase this morning. The MLA sat at he centre and received cheques and bills from the customers in a unique inauguration.
ʻMore jobs for Kannadigasʼ
Members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike protest demanding jobs for Kannadigas at all levels in the state. They wanted Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd to reserve 677 jobs at all the HAL units in the city.
INDIAʼS REPLY ON DAY 2
Roseau (Dominica): Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh achieved his 400th Test wicket while Ishant Sharma grabbed a five-for as India bundled out West Indies for 204 before rain and bad light stalled the visitors’ reply on day 2 of the third and final match here. At stumps, India were eight for no loss, with Abhinav Mukund and Murali Vijay batting on six and one, respectively. India now trail by 196 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the first innings. Only 49.2 overs were bowled on the second day, leading to a loss of a total of ninety-seven overs in the last two days. Even as the officials seemed optimistic despite a sharp shower interrupting play in the post-tea session, the light was deemed too poor for umpires to resume play. The poor weather apart, the facilities at the Windsor Park could be termed primitive as carts were used to scoop the water from the covers. The drainage facility is quite good but
it proved to be of little use as water from cover-sheets took a long time to be removed. Earlier, Harbhajan became the third Indian and 11th overall to reach the landmark, while Ishant continued from where he had left off on day 1, as the duo hastened the West Indies’ collapse. Just as the West Indian innings folded up, a slight drizzle again brought the covers on, and an early tea was taken. West Indies were in the middle of a revival of sorts when the gritty Harbhajan claimed two quick wickets. Though Harbhajan achieved a milestone, the wrecker in chief was once again Ishant, who claimed five for 77 in yet another inspirational display of fast bowling. Resuming at an overnight 75 for three, West Indies lost two of their most experienced batsmen in a rain-curtailed opening session. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (23) and Marlon Samuels (9) fell to Munaf Patel and Praveen Kumar even as Darren Bravo (50) and Calrton Baugh (60) stood firm.
But the hosts, 128 for five at lunch, began the afternoon session with a flurry of shots, to entertain the sparse crowd. Baugh was the aggressor as he flexed his arms to good effect, and no less than 37 runs came from the first four overs. Baugh survived a caught-behind appeal off Munaf Patel but then decided to cut loose, crashing Ishant for three fours in one over. He first produced a back cut, steered the next one over slips, and then crashed one past the extra cover boundary. He didn’t hold himself back against Munaf either, managing two fours past the slip cordons. Meanwhile Bravo, unbeaten on 41 at break, completed his half century when he flicked Ishant to square leg for a single. Bravo, though, departed to Ishant in dramatic fashion after he had put on 59 runs for the sixth wicket with Baugh. In a tense Sharma over, he first edged a delivery to slips, where Rahul Dravid caught it, but promptly indicated he wasn’t sure if he had caught cleanly.
The replays proved that Dravid hadn’t caught it cleanly but Bravo made little use of it, departing in the same over when he inside edged a catch to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Bravo made 50 from 134 balls with eight fours and this was his second successive fifty against the tourists after his match-saving 73 not out at Kensington Oval last week. Baugh then found an unlikely support in Darren Sammy as the two added 41 runs for the seventh wicket. Sammy, as he had indicated before the start of the match, looked to play down the ground before hitting Ishant for a huge six. But Harbhajan ended Sammy’s innings, having him caught at forward shortleg for 20 and later, clean bowled Baugh (60) for his 400th wicket. Baugh played only 79 balls during his knock and hit six fours and a six. This is Harbhajan’s 96th Test and he follows Anil Kumble (619) and Kapil Dev (434) in the exclusive club of 400-wicket takers for India. PTI
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t is a campaign of a humongous scale, engaging six lakh school and college students along with corporate employees, managements and local communities. The goal is to create awareness and sensitise people about inclusion of persons with disability in their immediate environments. The campaign, termed ‘Never-the-less’, ran across 6,000 government, aided and private schools in urban and rural Bangalore, Dharwad, Gadag and Haveri today. It is the initiative of Fourth Wave Foundation in partnership with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Over 200 colleges across Bangalore will conduct the campaign on July 15. The programme kicked off with art activity involving students across the state. Those between fifth and eighth standards were asked to depict ‘inclusion’ and ‘diversity’ and interaction with persons with disabilities. The art work, a sketch, painting etc, on an A4 sheet. The physical art works would be collected and displayed in Bangalore. Some of the companies have also come forward to digitize these works and put them on the web. The campaign is also supported by the department for the empowerment of the differently abled and senior citizens; Christ University; office of the state commissioner for persons with disabilities; Bangalore University; Nasscom and is driven by over 1,500 volunteers, supported by 50 NGOs. Diana Vincent Joseph, director of Fourthwave Foundation, said: “A small change of perception can make a big difference in the life of persons with special needs and disabilities. If we could walk hand-in-hand, provide the same opportunities and conveniences, it can make life less of a battle and more of a healthy challenge for all. In addition to physical infrastructure for the disabled, the cornerstone of this idea is for inclusion of you and me. It is up to us to open our minds to people with disability and understand them for what they are. Never-the-less is a movement to make us look beyond their disability and the see them for what they are capable of.” The campaign on Saturday will involve volutneers giving away handouts to people at public places, like railway stations, bus-stands and malls. These handouts contain information on how to include disabled in the mainstreatm. The handouts and posters will ask people to take part in an SMS campaign by sending in their suggestion on inclusion of the disabled. “More than 800 volunteers will join the movement tomorrow. These volunteers have been made to go through an orientation course about a week ago. Some of the volunteers from corporate houses were taken through the steps over mail, as it was impossible to gather up all those working professionals and ask them to be physically present for the orientation programme,” she said. Mphasis, IBM and other corporate houses, through Nasscom, have extended their help for the programme. Over the next three weeks, volunteers will conduct programmes stressing the necessity of bringing the disabled to the mainstream. At Christ Collge, one of the prominent promoters of the campaign, students will hold activities that highlight the difficulties
Eating less salt wonʼt prevent strokes, heart attacks
London: There’s bad news for those who have cut back on salt due to health concerns. A study says eating less salt will not stave off heart attacks, strokes or early death. Research involving nearly 6,500 people concluded that there was “no strong evidence” that lowering levels of salt in the diet reduced the risk of heart disease or premature death. These findings contradict all official recommendations and medical profession urging the public to reduce the amount of salt they consume, reports the journal Cochrane Review. In fact, it found that cutting back on salt actually raises the likelihood of death in some patients with heart problems, according to the Daily Mail. Researchers from Exeter University say that the benefits of cutting back on salt may have been “overestimated”. They looked at seven published studies involving 6,489 people. Some had high blood pressure, others had normal blood pressure and they had all been put on salt-reduction diets. But the authors found that there was no evidence that cutting down reduced deaths or heart disease in either group. And they found that patients with heart failure who cut back on salt were actually at higher risk of death – possibly because the change in diet is such a shock to the body. Lead researcher Rod Taylor, from Exeter, said: “Perhaps surprisingly, we didn’t find any statistically significant reduction in death or cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes.” IANS
Casting vote causes stress hormone levels to shoot up
Washington: Voting in elections is stressful, even to a point of causing hormonal changes among voters. The level of cortisol – a hormone released when a person is under pressure and which helps the body cope with threats – immediately prior to casting a vote was significantly higher than when the same individuals were in non-voting conditions. “It is important to understand that emotions can affect biological processes, which in turn can influence our decision-making processes,” said Israel Waismel-Manor of the School of Political Science, University of Haifa, who led the study. The main hormone is cortisol, also known as the “stress hormone”. The present study set out to determine whether voting in elections is a stressful experience, the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology reports. The survey was conducted on the day of Israel’s 2009 national elections. One hundred and thirteen voters just about to enter the ballot booth were asked to provide a saliva sample to be examined for cortisol levels, according to a Haifa statement. The results show that the level of cortisol in individuals immediately before voting was almost three times higher than in the following day. The study also found that voters who said they would vote for a party which polls predicted will lose seats, had higher levels of cortisol than those who intended to vote for a party which polls predicted were to gain seats. IANS
A campaign involving more than six lakh students across the state on the inclusion of the disabled in the mainstream kicked off today. The drive, over the next three weeks, will highlight the difficulties faced by the differently abled and invites suggestions on how to be “inclusive”
A college student addresses a session as Fourth Wave Foundation director Diana Joseph, second from left, looks on. The foundation has been working on the inclusion of the disabled in the mainstream and has started a massive campaign across the state today. faced by the disabled. Some of the students would be made to sit on the wheelchair atnd asked to maneuvre it, others would be blindfolded and asked to read texts through braille. The campaign covering Banga-
lore Urban and Rural areas would be held on July 15. Diana Vincent Joseph said it is also an opportunity for many corporate houses, schools, colleges and other institutions to
come forward and present as to how they have adopted inclusive policies within their organisations. The campaign, culiminating in a half day Conference of various stakeholders on
July 22 at Christ University will showcase individual and institutional success stories and set a five year agenda to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream society.
Broader faces likely to cheat Want a baby? Take for financial gain, says study care of your gums
Washington: A man’s face might hint if he is bad to the bone, as a new study has found that people with wider faces tend to be more devious and more willing to cheat. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the US found that men with broader faces were approximately three times as likely to lie in negotiations than their narrower-faced peers to gain more financial benefit. For their study, the researchers carried out several experiments to analyse if men’s facial structure has anything to do with their personality traits, LiveScience reported. In one experiment, the researchers measured the facial width-to-height ratio of 192 students, 115 of whom were men, and randomly assigned them to play either buyers or sellers role in negotiations over emails as part of a classroom exercise. It was found men with broader faces were approximately three times as likely to lie in the negotiation than narrower-faced men. Facial width was not linked to either deception or trustworthiness in women. In another experiment, the researchers analysed how willing volunteers were to cheat. They had 103 students, 50 of whom were men, and asked them to roll a pair of dice to see how many times they would be entered into a lottery. All the participants had the chance to lie about their dice roll to increase their chances of winning. Men with broader faces overstated their dice rolls by an estimated 18.6 per cent, while narrow-faced men overstat-
ed their rolls by less than 2 per cent, Michael Haselhuhn, who led the research, said. “We demonstrate that men with wider faces feel more powerful, and these feelings of power lead directly to less ethical behaviour, including lying and cheating. Perhaps some men truly are bad to the bone,” he said. However, the researchers cautioned the public not to take their findings to extremes. “While our findings provide compelling evidence that men’s facial structure is a reliable physical cue of the likelihood of engaging in ethically questionable behaviour, we stress that it is but
one of many factors that affect unethical judgement and action,” Haselhuhn said. The researchers also noted that men with broad faces are not all bad. “In other research, we have found that the facial structure of Fortune 500 CEOs predicts firm financial performance, such that CEOs with relatively wider faces achieve greater financial success for their firm,” Haselhuhn noted. “We believe that men’s facial structure should be used as one important cue in detecting liars and cheaters, but caution should be taken in automatically labelling relatively wide-faced men as bad seeds.” PTI
Washington: Want to be a mother? Then be sure that your oral hygiene is well maintained, as for the first time scientists have found that women with gum disease take an average of two months longer to conceive. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a chronic infectious illness that occurs when the bacteria in one’s mouth creates inflammation around a tooth and can spread into the circulatory system. Previous studies have linked gum disease with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, respiratory and kidney disease, and problems in pregnancy such as miscarriage and premature birth. This is the first time, researcher from the University of Western Australia have found that gum disease affects the time it takes women to become pregnant, LiveScience reported. For their study, the researchers monitored a group of 3,416 pregnant women and analysed their pregnancy planning and outcome information. The findings, presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, showed that women with gum disease took an average of just over seven months to become pregnant, which was two months longer than the average of five months it took women without gum disease to conceive. The researchers also found that non-Caucasian women with gum disease were more likely to take more than a year to become pregnant compared to those without gum disease. This may be because the non-Caucasian women appeared to have a higher level of inflammatory response to gum disease, said Roger Hart, who led the study. “Our data suggest that the presence of periodontal disease is a modifiable risk factor,
which can increase a woman’s time to conception, particularly for non-Caucasians. “It exerts a negative influence on fertility that is of the same order of magnitude as obesity.” The researchers recommend that women who are planning to becoming pregnant should consult with their dentist to make sure that they do not have any gum disease. PTI
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Pak govt may have OKed journoʼs murder: Mullen
Washington: The abduction and the a s k e d subsequent murder of noted Pakistani about what journalist, Syed Saleem Shahzad might reports he have been approved by the Pakistan was refergovernment, a top US military leader ring it. “I said yesterday. “It’s been reported rehave not cently and I haven’t seen anything that seen anywould disabuse that report,” Admiral thing to Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chief of d i s ab u s e Staff, told reporters in response to a the report question during a luncheon with the that the Pentagon Press Association. governAt the same time, the top Pentagon ment knew official noted that he hasn’t seen any about this. concrete evidence in this regard either But I can’t, of the Pakistan government or that of would not the Inter Services Intelligence, as rebe able to Mike Mullen ported by The New York Times recently. walk in “The reports that he was killed and that here is there were government officials who the string of the evidence that I have to had sanctioned that,” Mullen said when conform it,” Mullen said.
A competitor takes part at the dwarf schnauzer breed dog contest present their animal, during the World Dog Show, in Villepeinte, north of Paris.
Libya rebels battle in plains south of Tripoli Gualish (Libya): Rebels battling Muammar Gaddafi pressed ahead today with day two of a NATO-backed offensive after seizing a desert hamlet south of Tripoli and reported gains in their push along the coast from the east. Reinforced with weapons from a French arms drop and backed by NATO-led air strikes aimed at destroying Gaddafi’s frontline armour, they attacked regime forces in the plains southwest of the capital. The area targeted by that offensive is seen as strategic as it also features the garrison city of Gharyan, a government stronghold in the Nafusa mountains. In Washington, the US House of Representatives debating an annual Pentagon spending bill voted 225-201 today to forbid the Pentagon from providing military equipment, training, advice or support to the Libyan rebels. An AFP correspondent embedded with the rebels reported intense exchanges of artillery, mortar and cannon fire aroundGualish on Wednesday. NATO listed seven targets where Gaddafi’s military equipment had been attacked, including eight armoured vehicles and military refuelling equipment near the eastern oil town of Brega. An anti-aircraft gun was also destroyed near Gharyan. Eight armed vehicles were also hit in the Zlitan area. AFP
Syrians flee, Friday rallies reject dialogue
Damascus: Hundreds of people have fled Syria’s central city of Hama, fearing a military crackdown ahead of Friday demonstrations under the banner of “no to dialogue” with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, activists said. The US ambassador to Damascus was in Hama today to express “our deep support for the right of the Syrian people to assemble peacefully,” State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said in Washington. A senior US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Ambassador Robert Ford visited the tense city “to make contact” with opposition leaders. Syrian authorities have been trying to quell protests in Hama, traditionally a centre of opposition to central government, and had positioned tanks on the main entrances to the city except in the north. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that about 100 families – or 1,000 people in total – had left Hama, where it said Syrian troops had killed 23 civilians since Tuesday. The crowds leaving Hama were headed for Salamiyah, some 30 km (18 miles) to the southeast. Ammar Qorabi, head of the National Organisation for Human Rights, said on Wednesday there had been a worsening of the security situation with the “pursuit of search operations, assassinations and arrests in this city.” Hama has been a symbol of opposition since the 1982 crackdown on a revolt by the banned Muslim Brotherhood against then-president Hafez al-Assad, father of the present leader, in which some 20,000 people were killed. AFP
Russia plans to send Olympic torch into space Durban: Russia is planning to send the Olympic flame into space ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, the deputy prime minister said here. Alexander Zhukov said at an International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in South Africa Thursday that Russia aims to be the first country to take the flame into space as part of the longest-ever Olympic torch relay, Xinhua reported. Zhukov said Sochi organisers also plan to take the torch to the top of Russia’s highest mountain and the bottom of the world’s deepest lake. The Olympic flame would go on a 120day, 28,000-km journey with 14,000 torch bearers in the leadup to the Sochi games.
S Sudan to become new nation amid war worries
Juba (Sudan): The people of South Sudan finally get their own country on Saturday, an emotional independence celebration few thought possible during a half century of civil wars and oppression that left more than 2 million dead. Military parades and celebrations will burst forth tomorrow in front of dozens of visiting world leaders. But when that party ends, South Sudan must face grim realities: It will be one of the most underdeveloped countries on the planet, only 15 per cent of its citizens can read and fears of renewed conflict abound. South Sudan’s successful independence drive was made possible by a 2005 peace deal between Sudan’s north and south.
However, Mullen said he has not seen any evidence of ISI’s involvement in it. “I haven’t seen anything that conforms that (ISI was responsible for the killing of the Pakistani journalist,” Mullen said in response to a question about the recently published New York Times report in this regard. “I am hugely concerned about obviously his death. His isn’t the first. For, whatever reason it has been used as a method historically. There are others certainly claims historically. I have seen Pakistani officials – I just gave them a room – who deny it,” he said. “Certainly from my perspective, it’s something we all need to pay our attention to including the Pakistanis. It’s not a way to move ahead. It’s a way to continue to quite frankly spiral in the wrong direction,” Mullen said. PTI
No worries over Pak nukes, says Mullen
Washington: Dismissing concerns about the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, a top Pentagon official has said that he is confident that these weapons of mass destruction are safe and Islamabad has taken adequate steps in this regard in recent years. “I’m as comfortable as I can be that they have taken significant steps, including steps in recent years to improve the security with respect to their nuclear weapons,” Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. At the same time he conceded that there are limits to what he know and to what anybody outside Pakistan knows. “But I know that they have invested a great deal, improved their procedures and they take it very seriously,” he said. “There have been investments made by our governments in improving security, not through the department of defense, but through the department of energy to improve security through the last several years,” he said.
Ex‑editor may be held over phone hacking London: A former editor of the News of the World is currently facing arrest over charges of phone hacking, even as reports emerged that Sunday’s edition would be the last of the 168year-old paper. Andy Coulson, 43, has been asked to present himself at a police station in Central London. He could also face a perjury ¬investigation over his testimony during the trial of a Scottish MP who was jailed for lying in a defamation case against the News of the World, the Daily Mirror reported. Coulson is also expected to be quizzed by police over claims that journalists under his watch made secret payments to police officers. Sources said another former senior journalist will also be arrested. Coulson quit the daily in January 2007 just weeks before royal editor Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were jailed for phone hacking. The News of the World or-
dered Mulcaire to hack into voicemail messages left on a mobile phone belonging to a murdered teenager, Milly Dowler, in 2002, the Guardian reported. Mulcaire may also have targeted relatives of British servicemen killed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch bought the newspaper in 1969 and made his foray into British journalism. His son James told the 200 British staff that Sunday’s edition of the paper, which sells 2.6 million copies a week, would be its last. “The good things the News of the World does... have been sullied by behaviour that was wrong. Indeed, if recent allegations are true, it was inhuman and has no place in our company,” James Murdoch was quoted as saying by the Guardian. “The News of the World is in the business of holding others to account. But it failed when it came to itself,” he said. IANS
New York jihadist faces life term New York: A US-born jihadi, who wanted to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, was convicted here Wednesday. Betim Kaziu (23), a Brooklyn man, was convicted by a federal jury for trying to join Islamic militant groups and plotting to provide them material support to attack US forces abroad. Like Pakistani-born Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad who was jailed for life, Kazia
also faces life behind bars when the court sentences him in autumn. During his two-week trial, the jury found Kaziu guilty of plotting to commit murder in a foreign country and provide material support to terrorists. Kaziu showed no emotion after the verdict even as one of his sisters began to cry. Instead, he smiled and waved while being escorted out of the courtroom by US Marshals, according to
the New York Post. He was convicted after his former friend and fellow jihadi Sulejmah Hadzovic turned witness against him and testified about Kaziu’s avowed radicalism. Kaziu, who was radicalized by the al-Qaeda propaganda on the Internet, went to Cairo in February 2009 to try to join AlShabbab and then traveled to Kosovo where he was arrested and handed over to the FBI. IANS
Natural vitamin E protects App Store croses brain cells after stroke 15b downloads
A calf, used as a game to amuse revelers, jumps to the arena after the running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain.
Tool to detect contaminants in cow, human milk
London: Scientists have developed a method that helps in simultaneous detection of 20 kinds of contaminants in milk from humans, cows and goats. These three kinds of samples showed that they all contain antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, antiseptics, lipid regulators, beta-blockers and hormones, although the largest number of drugs was found in whole cow milk. The method was developed by researchers at the universities of Jaen and Cordoba in Spain and the Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Morocco. “We used this methodology to analyse 20 samples of cows’ milk, goats’ milk and breast milk from human volunteers,” said Evaristo Ballesteros, researcher at the University of Jaen, the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports. “We found that the drug content differs according to the type of milk,” said Ballesteros, who also led the study, according to a Jaen statement. Human milk too contained anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen and naproxen), as well as the antiseptic triclosan and some hormones. The scientists believe the new methodology will help provide a more effective way of determining the presence of these kinds of contaminants in milk or other products. IANS
New York: In another milestone for the world’s top technology company, Apple has announced that its App Store has crossed 15 billion downloaded apps. App Store now offers more than 425,000 apps and there are over 200 million iPhone, iPad and iPod users in over 90 countries, according to Apple. In a statement, the Cupertino-based tech giant said, “Over 15 billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store by the more than 200 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide. The App Store offers more than 425,000 apps and developers have created an incredible array of over 100,000 native iPad apps.’’
Over 100,000 apps have been developed specifically for the larger screen of iPad. Apple said it has paid over $2.5 billion till now to app developers who get 70 percent of all revenue generated by the sale of apps. Apple’s apps come in 20 broad categories, including games, business, news, education, sports, health, reference and travel. Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said, “In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen. IANS
Washington: A natural form of Vitamin E called alpha-tocotrienol can activate mechanisms that clear toxins from nerve cells, preventing their death following a stroke. This process is one of three identified so far that this form of Vitamin E uses to protect brain cells after a stroke. It might be more potent than othter drugs targeting single mechanisms for preventing stroke damage. Ohio State University researchers previously reported that the alpha-tocotrienol protects the brain, post stroke, by blocking an enzyme from releasing toxic fatty acids and inhibiting gene activity that can lead to neuron (nerve cell) death, according to a university statement. Its symptoms are sudden, caused by an abrupt interruption of blood flow to the brain. The
Alpha-tocopherol is the most common form of vitamin E, found abundantly in palm oil, vitamin supplements and fortified foods. Alpha-tocotrienol from palm oil has up to 60 times the antioxidant activity as alpha-tocopherol. IANS
Fish oﬀer clues on How hot was earth 50m deadly liver cancer London: The commonest type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is a leading cause of deaths related to the disease worldwide. Researchers have now used fish to collect new information that might help diagnose and treat it. Although there are several treatment options available, they are largely unsuccessful because the disease is so poorly understood. Clinical studies of patients with HCC, combined with studies using mice and other animal models, have provided some clues but many questions about how to diagnose and treat this deadly form of cancer remain. Zhiyuan Gong and Serguei Parinov from the National University of Singapore decided to pursue these questions using ze-
brafish as a model system, reports the journal Disease Models and Mechanisms. Their study uncovers new information that might help diagnose and treat HCC in humans, and shows that zebrafish are a
powerful and cost-effective model to study liver cancer, according to a National University statement. Previous work indicated that cancer cells from patients with HCC always have abnormally high activation of a cellular pathway called Ras. However, whether and how the Ras pathway actually causes liver cancer was not clear. To focus in on this issue, Gong and Parinov created genetically engineered zebrafish to express a cancer-causing form of Ras (krasV12) in the liver. Fish having the highest expression of krasV12 died rapidly of malignant liver cancer (mostly within 30 days), whereas fish with lower krasV12 expression survived longer and did not develop full-blown disease. IANS
Beneﬁts of drinking outweigh ﬂip side Washington: Some people continue to drink heavily as they perceive positive effects like better conversational and joke-telling abilities, improved sex and more energy to stay up late partying – despite experiencing hangovers and fights. “This suggests why some people can experience a lot of bad consequences of drinking but not change their behaviour,” said Kevin King, coauthor and University of Washington assistant professor of psychology. “People think, ‘It’s not going to happen to me’ or ‘I’ll never drink that much again’. They do not seem to associate their own heavy drinking with negative consequences,” he said. Nearly 500 college students completed an online survey measuring their drinking habits during the previous year, the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviours reports. The survey assessed how often the
process only takes a few seconds to shut down the affected brain part. Symptoms include weakness or numbness of the face, arm and or leg on one side of body, inability to speak, write or grasp spoken language, double vision and unusually severe headache.
participants had experienced 35 different negative consequences of drinking, such as blackouts, fights, hangovers, missed classes and work, and lost or stolen belongings, according to a University of Washington statement. It also gauged 14 positive effects of drinking, including better conversational and joke-telling abilities, improved sexual encounters and more energy to stay up late partying and dancing. Researchers measured the participants’ beliefs about how likely all these drinking consequences would happen again and how positive or negative they were. “It’s as though they think that the good effects of drinking keep getting better and more likely to happen again,” said Diane Logan, clinical psychology graduate student, who led the study. IANS
Washington: A much clearer picture of the Earth’s temperature nearly 50 million years ago, when Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrations were higher than current levels, has emerged. A new study by researchers from Syracuse and Yale Universities may shed light on what to expect in the future if CO2 levels keep rising. “The early Eocene Epoch (50 million years ago) was about as warm as the Earth has been over the past 65 million years, since the extinction of the dinosaurs,” says Linda Ivany, associate professor of earth sciences at Syracuse University, who led the study, reports the journal Geology. “There were crocodiles above the Arctic Circle and palm trees in Alaska. The questions we are trying to answer are how much warmer was it at different latitudes and how can that information be used to project future temperatures based on what we know about CO2 levels,” she
said. Previous studies have suggested that the polar regions (high-latitude areas) during the Eocene were very hot - greater than 30 degrees centigrade (86 degrees Fahrenheit), according to a Syracuse statement. However, because the sun’s rays are strongest at the Earth’s equator, tropical and subtropical areas (lower latitude) will always be at least as warm as polar areas, if not hotter. Until now, temperature data for subtropical regions were limited. The Syracuse and Yale research team found that average Eocene water temperature along the subtropical US Gulf Coast hovered around 27 degrees centigrade (80 degrees Fahrenheit), slightly cooler than earlier studies predicted. The new results indicate that the polar and sub-polar regions, while still very warm, could not have been quite as hot as previously suggested. IANS
Friday, July 8, 2011
Children are scared of me: Emma Watson
Despite three failed marriages, actress Kim Cattrall says she has not given up on the institution and hopes to tie the knot again. “It hasn’t put me off at all. In face, my attitude is I’m quite hopeful. I think I’m in a really good place and I hope I’ll meet someone who’s in a good place too. Who knows what will happen?” she told Stylist magazine. The “Sex and the City” star admits her career can be “lonely”. So she has learned to use her free time to keep herself busy and stop missing her loved ones when she is away from home, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “I have learned that acting is your craft but you also need to have a life. You need to recognise that three months on location in the middle of nowhere, far from your family, is very uprooting and that you need to have hobbies and surround yourself with people who support you because it can be a very lonely lifestyle,” she said.
ctress Emma Watson says that little children sometimes get scared of her as they think that she has the powers of her “Harry Potter” alter-ego and is going to cast a spell on them. Watson is seen as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” franchise since the age of 10 and in the film she often uses her quick wit and encyclopedic knowledge to help her close friend. “Some little children are sometimes scared of me because they think I can do a spell, and that I really am magic in real life. And I’ve always found that really funny, and I try and kind of say, ‘I won’t do anything to you. It’s OK’,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted the 21-year-old as saying. “Sometimes you can’t convince them, because they believe in it. They really believe in it. They really think that I’m Hermione in real life, which I love. It’s funny,” she added.
KIM CATTRALL HOPES TO GET MARRIED AGAIN
roubled rocker Pete Doherty, who was jailed for cocaine possession, has been released after serving just over a month of a sixmonth sentence. He was sentenced to six months in jail May 20. Though he was not expected to serve his full sentence, his release still comes a month earlier than had been predicted, reports contactmusic.com. “On this bright sunny morning Peter was released from prison and thanks everyone for their valued support whilst inside,” read a statement posted on his Albion Rooms website. Doherty’s manager Adrian Hunter later used the pseudonym “Babybear” to post thank you messages on the French Dog Blues website. “Peter has been released as was reported there hours ago. Long day folks but a happy one. Many good things done. All’s good and peace and quiet shall now ensue. A bit of ‘bedding in’ and reflection is on the cards and so much the better,” wrote the manager. Despite being released, the singer could face jail again soon on charges of burglary after being accused of breaking into a record shop in Germany and stealing a guitar.
ctress Reese Witherspoon put her new, bold stomach tattoo on show during an outing to a beach in Malibu. Witherspoon got herself inked across her stomach, and revealed the tattoo as she wore a white bikini and denim shirt, reports contactmusic.com. The 35-year-old was at the beach with new husband Jim Toth and her two children, Ava, 11, and Deacon, seven. She was spotted playing with her kids on the beach. The actress earlier had a small blue tattoo on her left hip.
Witherspoon S shows oﬀ stomach tattoo
Peter Andre doesnʼt have time to date
inger Peter Andre says he is not looking to get into any relationship anytime soon because he does not have time to date. After separating from model Katie Price, the singer last dated model Elen Rivas, but their relationship broke down in April due to their hectic careers. “Why should someone put up
icole Scherzinger, who replaced Cheryl Cole on the US version of “The X Factor”, has praised the singer and says she can relate to her. “She’s lovely. We really relate - we both find it very hard to say, ‘No’ to the contestants; we both go at it from the same place; we both give heartfelt and constructive criticism,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted Scherzinger as saying. The 33-year-old recently said that she was delighted to be made a judge on the show because it meant she had more of a voice, and claimed Cole left the show “for herself”. “I have no idea. I think she made the decision ultimately for herself. I heard that maybe Girls Aloud are going back on tour,” she said.
Cheryl Cole is lovely: Nicole Scherzinger
with only seeing me on my terms? Any girl I see now, I can’t see it developing into a relationship. How can it?” he told new! magazine. “I don’t know where I’m at personally at the moment. (I’d like a girlfriend) but it’s not practical. I think I’d be asking too much from someone,” he added.
Pete Doherty released from jail
Cherylʼs puts £10m worth of demands
inger Cheryl Cole has listed demands that her former husband, soccer ace Ashley, has agreed to fulfill for them to reunite. The demands include a new house and a dream honeymoon that could cost him close to 10 million pounds, but Ashley has agreed. The former “X Factor” judge insisted for a lavish new family home, a hi-tech customised recording studio, a pad in Los Angeles, a top secret wedding ceremony abroad as well as a luxurious honeymoon, reports thesun.co.uk. The conditions are apart from a demand of a ring that must be more expensive than her previous two rings which cost 150,000 pounds and 160,000 pounds respectively. The 30-year-old soccer ace must also let his mother-in-law move back in with them if he wants to reunite with Cheryl. A confidante of the footballer said Cheryl made it clear the list was “not open for negotiation or compromise”. “If Cheryl is to face public scrutiny over taking Ashley back she wants to know he is prepared to put his money where his mouth is. Ash has got no choice - he may have got Cheryl back but it comes at a significant price,” said the friend. Ashley, 30, has already had properties scouted in Los Angeles, and he has also looked at holiday homes in Dubai to share once they marry again.
Friday, July 8, 2011
elhi Belly has rocked the box office and an overwhelmed Aamir Khan, the producer of the adult comedy, gives maximum credit to writer Akshat Verma and director Abhinay Deo for delivering such an entertaining film. Aamir enjoyed the public reaction in person by sneaking into different theatres in the city. “Well, I am very happy to see that people are loving this film so much. I am going from theatre to theatre to see public reaction. It’s amazing to see houseful audiences laughing, whistling in the halls,” Aamir told reporters at the success bash here Wednesday night. “The work that Akshat, Abhinay has done is praise worthy and the actors too pulled off their vision very well. I am thankful to them for giving such a wonderful film,” he added. If the film is produced by Aamir, the youthcentric bold drama stars his nephew Imran in the lead role along with Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor. Made at a budget of Rs.25 crore the film triumphed in the opening weekend by grossing over Rs.26 crore. At the bash, Aamir walked up to every table and introduced all crewmembers and thanked them personally for making the film so successful. Buoyed by the success of “Delhi Belly”, Aamir now wants to experiment with more unique ideas. “I have always experiment with films so whenever I venture for films I make sure I don’t repeat myself. Every time I want to challenge myself doing unique films,” said the 46year-old filmmaker who produced films like “Peepli Live”, “Dhobi Ghat”, “Taare Zameen Par”, “Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na” and “Lagaan”. The invitees at the party were friends and families of Aamir as well as the crew members of the film.
scar winner Natalie Portman and her fiance Benjamin Millepied have reportedly decided to call their son Alef. Contactmusic.com reports that the couple have named their first child, born last month, after the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet. They have decided that their son will adopt both their last names, with the surname Portman-Millepied.
AAMIR THANKS AKSHAT, Abhinay for ʻDelhi Bellyʼ success
irector Prem Soni says that by the time the shooting of “Ishq In Paris” starts, lead actress Preity Zinta would have got her French absolutely right. He also says that in spite of the costs involved, there was no other city he would have shot the film in. “Ishq In Paris”, an Indo-French project, is Preity’s first production venture and she plays a half-Indian half-French girl who falls in love in one of the most expensive cities in the world to shoot in. “From the start, we were very sure that Preity would get her French absolutely right with the correct accent and pronunciation. We did not want to dub her French dialogues. By the time we start shooting, I am dead sure Preity will know as much French as any native and speak the language fluently enough to pass off as a Frenchwoman,” said Soni. He thinks there’s something distinctly French about Preity’s looks and added: “So many people have commented on how French she looks. I couldn’t have cast anyone else in the role.” So expensive is Paris to shoot in that Sanjay Gadhvi had to shelve his Katrina Kaif-Imran Khan romance “7 Days In Paris” due to the costs involved. “I’m aware of this. But for ‘Ishq In Paris’, it was always Paris or nothing. I couldn’t locate this love story anywhere else. I started writing the script two years ago. From the start I was sure it had to be Paris or nothing,” says the director who spent his formative years in Spain. Though the director doesn’t want to reveal this, there will apparently be two different versions of the film – one for the Indian and the other for the international market.
WINFREY TO TEACH
ormer talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is now set to teach students of her school, which she established in South Africa. Winfrey opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls in Henley on Klip, south of Johannesburg, in 2007, and she will teach a lesson titled “It’s Life 101”. “(Teaching) should be
fun since I love to teach. And they’re like sponges. Like 12th graders everywhere, this first class is both anxious and excited about going to college,” contactmusic.com quoted her as saying. “Most will be the first in their family. So it’s a very big deal for them, and they’re feeling the pressure,” she added.
Portman, Benjamin name their son Alef
ctor Johnny Depp, who was keen to play other characters, is reportedly in talks to star in the fifth instalment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. According to The Wrap, the Oscar-nominated star is “close to signing a deal” for the movie which would be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer again. Screenwriter Terry Rossio scripted part five even before “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” hit the theatres, reports aceshowbiz.com. It was reported that Depp wanted a break from the Captain Jack Sparrow role so that he has time to play other characters. He had asked movie bosses to slow down the pace and give a space in between the fourth and fifth. While first movie titled “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” came out in 2003, the fourth in the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” recently hit the screens.
Depp in ʻPirates of the Caribbean 5ʼ?
Preity brushing up French for ʻIshq In Parisʼ: Director
inger Taylor Swift, who cancelled a show in Kentucky last week, has postponed three more concerts as she is suffering from bronchitis. The concerts were scheduled to take place in North Carolina and Georgia, reports contactmu-
sic.com. “It breaks my heart to miss out on this weekend’s shows with my friends in Charlotte and Atlanta. I would never cancel if I thought I was physically able to perform these shows. I am so sorry to the fans, but I look forward to seeing you
when we come back through your towns, which we will do,” said Swift in a press statement. This was the first time that the 21-year-old has ever been forced to cancel a show due to ill health. Swift hopes to resume her tour in Montreal July 14.
ormer couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Beil is reportedly giving their relationship another chance. “Timberlake, 30, and Biel, 29, are quietly seeing each other again”, usmagazine.com quoted a source as saying. “They have been talking the whole time and decided to give it another shot. Jessica really wanted to get back together with him and Justin realized single life is not what it’s cracked up to be,” the source added. But another insider said reconciliation won’t be easy, adding, “they’re just spending time together and taking things slowly”.
Timberlake, Beil giving their love second chance
Taylor Swift postpones shows
Bangalore Beat Evening Newspaper - 08.07.2011