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IN BRIEF Czech paraglider rescued from Himachal hills Shimla, Oct 11 (IANS): A 27-year-old Czech woman paraglider, who was reported missing in the hills of Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Lahaul valley, was rescued Tuesday evening, police said. She was stranded on an isolated hill above Yacha village Monday afternoon. It took five hours to rescue the foreigner as the spot where she was stranded was 4,000 metres above the village.

Patna, Oct 11 (IANS) Calling for a "brighter India" free of corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Tuesday rolled out his sixth road campaign, the Jan Chetna Yatra, that will take him through 100 districts in 38 days - and hopefully for him closer towards power in the next general election. Hoping to tap the discontent over corruption and the Manmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, the 83-year-old Advani after much debate and controversy started his

Omar meets Chidambaram on revoking AFSPA New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS): Ahead of the report of the central interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir, state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday met Home Minister P. Chidambaram here and discussed issues related to revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFPSA) from some parts of the state. Sources said that repeal of Disturbed Areas Act (DDA) from parts of the state was also discussed at the meeting. They said that if an area is removed from the list under the DAA, the AFPSA is not applicable to it. Three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir - noted journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, academician Radha Kumar and former information commissioner M.M.

Jan Chetna Yatra or public awareness rally, from Sitab Diara, the birthplace of socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan. From then on to Chapra, where it was formally launched by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of the Janata DalUnited (JD-U) - the BJP's key, rulling ally - Advani went to Patna, where 84 arches were set up to denote each year of his life. Advani addressed a rally in Patna late Tuesday where he said his party will force the government to bring back illegal money stashed abroad.

Sushma Swaraj, Jaitley suffer dehydration Patna, Oct 11 (IANS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley suffered dehydration and were rushed to a medical centre Tuesday evening minutes before they entered Patna, along with party stalwart L.K. Advani on his Jan Chetna Yatra, said a party worker. Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, and Jaitley, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, were taken ill around 7.30 p.m. when Advani's yatra was approaching the Gandhi Setu in Patna. Ansari are expected to submit their report Wednesday when their term of appointment expires. The team of interlocutors was appointed Oct 13 last year, when the Kashmir situation had turned grim following street protests and the killing of more than 100 youth in violence and firing by security forces.



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New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS): Ahead of the Hisar parliamentary bypoll Oct 13, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday assured Anna Hazare on the proposed anti-graft Lokpal bill even as the Congress attacked the activist over his "links" with the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. "As you know, we are committed to a strong Lokpal bill. And we hope that we will be successful in our endeavour in the near future," Manmohan Singh said in his letter to Hazare that was written on Monday but released Tuesday. In his letter, written in Hindi, the prime minister said that his government was working on an "exhaustive agenda to fight corruption and improve governance". "Our government is also considering several proposals regarding electoral reforms. Among the suggestions that are being considered is the right to reject which you have also mentioned," he added. Taking on Anna Hazare ahead of the Hisar parliamentary bypoll, however, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh Tuesday

asked the activist to ponder over his association with "Congress opponents" and see who was benefitting from this. Team Anna hit back, saying their movement should not be held responsible if it benefits the opposition. In an open letter to Hazare, the Congress leader said: "You are surrounded by people opposed to the Congress ideology." "Be it Shanti Bhushan, his son Prashant or your associate Arvind Kejriwal... they have all been Congress opponents... are busy pursuing their political ends and are exploiting your clean image," Digvijay Singh said in his letter released to the media Tuesday. Kejriwal reacted by saying "our movement should not be held responsible if in any way it benefits the opposition". "We are fighting for systemic changes. We are not campaigning for anyone or asking voters to vote for a particular candidate. We are not responsible if opposition is benefited. It is the Congress which is responsible for this," Kejriwal told reporters in Hisar that goes to poll Thursday.

Congress core group discusses Telangana New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Congress core group met here Tuesday evening to discuss political developments, including the volatile situation in agitation-hit Telangana region, party sources said, adding that more consultations will be held before a decision on the vexed issue. The meet-

ing, held at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence, was attended by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P.Chidambaram and Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is in charge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh.

Bhopal, Oct 11 (IANS) :The Bhopal bandh called Tuesday by five organizations for the first time in their fight for justice since 27 years of the gas tragedy got good response as most of the shops remained closed and vehicles did not ply on the roads, said agitators. The survivors are demanding that the state and central government present the correct figure before the Supreme Court which has to hear a curative petition on the compensation to gas victims. The bandh is supported by the Congress party and several trade union organizations.

Tribals are victims of state apathy, says Ramesh

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Calling for a two-track approach to deal with left-wing extremism, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday that there was need to recognise tribals as victims of state apathy and Maoist agenda while dealing firmly with the ultras’ leadership. Delivering the Sardar Patel Memorial lecture here, Ramesh said called for expanded role of elected local representatives in the development activities in Maoist affected areas. “What is clear is that we need a two-track approach--one that deals with the leadership of the Naxals (Maoist), who wish to overthrow the Indian state and the other, which focuses on the concerns of the people they pretend/claim to serve. There is clearly a need to recognise tribal populations as victims--first of state apathy and discrimination and then of the Naxal agenda,” Ramesh said.


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in continuous violation of the right to education of lakhs of children in the capital. Pleading that the government should be directed to issue the notification within a decided time period, petitioner's counsel Ashok Agarwal said: "The government has failed to frame rules under the RTE Act, which came into force in 2009, and as a result children are deprived of the benefits under the act." The petitioner said that the government had framed the draft rules as early as June 24, 2010, but till now these have not been notified.

Woman drugged and raped

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman was allegedly drugged and raped by four youths, including an acquaintance, who assured her of providing a better job, police said on Tuesday. The victim is a housemaid and has five children. She is a native of Uttar Pradesh and lives in south

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Delhi's Jamia Nagar. According to police, the accused had offered her a soft drink laced with sedative which made her unconscious and then the four took turns to rape her on Monday. "The accused are absconding," said a police official.

Monday evening. "Neeraj, alongwith his friends, was going in his Accent car when a Honda City coming from the opposite side hit their car from the front," a police officer said.

Young wife found hanging

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Two Delhi University students were killed and one was injured when they fell from a tractor while returning home from their college, police said on Tuesday. While Preeti Sharma and Anjali Jha, both aged 19 and residents of Uttam Nagar in west Delhi, were killed, Deepika, 18, resident of Sagarpur in the area, was criticaly injured.

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman was found hanging from the ceiling in her home in east Delhi, police said on Tuesday. Ram Sakhi was found by her husband when he returned to their rented home at Karawal Nagar area around 7.30 a.m. after working the night shift at an almond warehouse. Ram Sakhi also worked at the same warehouse.

Road rage: Three held for firing at motorist

RSS a school of patriotism, says BJP

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Three men, all in their 20s, have been arrested for shooting at a motorist after their cars collided here, police said on Tuesday. Manjeet, Sudhir and Ajay were arrested for firing at Neeraj in Kanjhawala area of north Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday slammed Congress leader Digvijay Singh for raising questions on the credibility of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and said the Sangh was a "school of patriotism".

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) There is a strong possibility that Delhi's potable water has got contaminated with toxic dyes after the immersion of idols on Durga Puja last week and earlier during the Ganesh festival. "Many idols are immersed upstream in the Wazirabad area, from where Delhi gets its drinking water supply, and water treatment plants are not efficient enough to treat dyes and other chemicals," Ravi Aggarwal of NGO Toxics Link told IANS. According to environmentalists, the immersion guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in June 2010 are openly flouted by puja committees. To make matters worse, there is nobody to check it. According to the CPCB, after immersions, they collect water sam-

BJP leader's sister drugged, left to die by kin New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The 60-year-old sister of Delhi BJP leader Harsh Vardhan was given around 70 sleeping pills and dumped to die near the AIIMS mortuary by her daughter-in-law, police said on Tuesday. Reena Singhal, 28, of Anand Vihar in east Delhi, was arrested on Saturday for drugging Asha Singhal with a view to kill her and grab her property, police said. Reena procured sleep inducing drug Libotryp and mixed around 70 tablets in milk, which she gave it to her mother-in-law Aug 24 at around 11 a.m., a police officer said. Unknown to Reena, an AIIMS mortuary employee saw the unconscious woman and had her admitted in the hospital. Police got the breakthrough when a tailor in Reena's eighbourhood revealed that the unconscious mother-in-law was put in a car by none other than the daughter-in-law. Faced with the statement, Reena eventually confessed to the crime, police said.






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In Your City New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) An NGO has moved to Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Delhi government to frame rules to provide free and compulsory education to children in the national capital under the right to education (RTE) act. Petitioner NGO Social Jurist filed the public interest litigation on Monday, stating that the Delhi government did not seem to be serious about making and notifying rules as required under Section 38 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. This had resulted


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ples to study the impact. "We will be collecting samples from the Yamuna and the results will be declared," CPCB chairman S.P. Gautam said. Aggarwal believes that all these chemicals having arsenic, cadmium and lead, get mixed in potable water and can be harmful even in

dilution. Besides, these chemicals reduce the dissolved oxygen level in the river, affecting aquatic life. "I have been visiting banks of the Yamuna during the last one week to gauge the situation and it is totally filthy and littered with leftovers of festivities," Aggarwal said.



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Putin calls for closer economic ties with China Beijing, Oct 12 (IANS): Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Tuesday gave a call for closer economic ties with China, saying the two countries share a lot of common interests, Xinhua reported. Putin is undertaking a two-day visit to China for the 16th regular meeting between the two countries’ prime ministers. Putin said the cooperation between China and Russia is “comprehensive and diversified”, involving energy, finance, technology and machinery.

A supercar that crashed seconds into test drive London, Oct 11 (IANS): A car costing 170,000 pounds was a wreck barely seconds into its test drive after it smashed into a barrier in Britain. The McLaren supercar had just left the factory when the driver lost control and collided with a barrier before hitting another vehicle and then careering into bushes, reported The Sun. The supercar driver was extricated from the mangled remains and taken to hospital.

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Pakistan offers Afghanistan intelligence in Rabbani’s killing Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday offered intelligence sharing to Afghanistan for its investigation into the assassination of the former Peace Council chief Burhanuddin Rabbani. Afghanistan’s Interior Minister Bismellah Muhammadi and the country’s intelligence agencies have claimed that the assassination plot was prepared in the Pakistani southwestern city of Quetta by Afghan Taliban. They also alleged that Pakistani spy agency had helped in the plan, which was strongly dismissed by the Pakistani government.

London, Oct 11 (IANS): Love of coffee could also get you hooked on drugs -- so beware, warn scientists Those who respond well to caffeine, found in energy drinks too, often enjoyed the effects of amphetamines and cocaine, especially in high doses, says a new study. Not everyone who enjoys caffeine will abuse cocaine, they added, but the stimulating effects of these drugs make them particularly vulnerable, the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence reports.

like to remind the distinguished representative of Pakistan that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India,” he said during the debate Monday. “The Indian constitution guarantees the fundamental rights to all its citizens. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have expressed their free will by participating in free and fair elections held at regular intervals,” Ravindra said. Earlier, raising New Delhi’s hackles, Tahir Hussain Andrabi, counsellor at Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to

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an increasingly important player in ongoing efforts to evolve an inclusive regional architecture in Asia. Scaling up economic, energy and strategic ties with the these Southeast Asian countries is high on New Delhi’s agenda as more countries in the region look to it to balance what is widely seen as China’s increased assertiveness in the region. Both countries are experiencing strains in their ties with China.

United Nations, Oct 11 (IANS): India has rebuffed as “unwarranted and irrelevant” a Pakistani attempt to raise the Kashmir issue during a debate in the Special Political and Decolonization Committee of the United Nations. The Pakistani reference to “the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (that) is unwarranted and completely irrelevant to the work of this Committee,” Indian representative R. Ravindra, first secretary at India’s UN mission, said exercising his right of reply. “I would

Washington, Oct 12 (IANS): US President Barack Obama Tuesday called Saudi Ambassador to the US in the wake of two men accused of trying to assassinate him, the White House said. In his call to Ambassador Adel alJubeir, Obama said that the US believes this plot to be a “flagrant violation” of US and international law,

reiterating the US commitment to meet its responsibilities to ensure the security of diplomats serving in the country, said the White House. Obama underscored the close partnership between the US and Saudi Arabia, said the statement. Two men were charged by the US Justice Department earlier the day for their alleged participation in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US with explosives. The two men are Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old naturalised US citizen holding both Iranian and US passports, and Gholam Shakuri, another Iranian. Both were charged with conspiracy to murder a foreign official, and conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, among others, the Justice said in a statement. Meanwhile, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman rejected the US accusations, terming them as “incorrect” and “prefabricated scenario,” the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

the UN, sought a United Nations-led plebiscite to determine the will of the Kashmiri people saying Jammu and Kashmir has never been an “integral part” of India. “Jammu and Kashmir is neither an integral part of India, nor has it ever been so,” he said. He also said that Pakistan was committed to finding a peaceful resolution to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, which would lead to “durable peace and stability” in South Asia.

NATO task force frees Italian ship seized by pirates

Rome, Oct 11 (IANS): The Italian ship seized by a group of Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden was freed on Tuesday in a blitz action carried out by a NATO task force, according to an Italian foreign ministry statement. Six of the ship's 23 crew members were Indians. The operation forced the 11 armed pirates on board to surrender, liberating the 23 crew members of the "Montecristo", reported Xinhua.

Over 100 Occupy Boston protesters arrested in US

Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) More than 100 “Occupy Boston” protesters were arrested in the US city of Boston early Tuesday, the movement’s organizers said. Early Tuesday morning, hundreds of police “in full riot gear brutally attacked” protesters who gathered on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, arresting more than 100 people, the “Occupy Boston” said in a statement posted on its website, reported Xinhua. Police “made no distinction between protesters, medics, or legal observers,” it added. Protesters of the “Occupy Boston,” an offshoot of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, have set up tents in Dewey Square Park in downtown Boston for weeks and tried on Monday to expand to a larger section of the nearby Rose Kennedy Greenway. The “Occupy Wall Street” movement appeared to be gaining steam as it en-


World New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) India is set to give a major impetus to its Look East policy when it hosts the leaders of Vietnam and Myanmar this week amid their straining ties with China. Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang arrived in India Tuesday on a three-day visit. This is followed by Myanmar’s President U. Thein Sein who arrives today. The two leaders are here ahead of the 18-nation East Asia Summit in Bali next month. India is becoming

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tered the fourth week. Starting in New York and spreading almost daily, the protests have reached more than 100 major US cities. Earlier Monday, an estimated 10,000 union members, students, veterans, and others marched

from the Boston Common to Dewey Square, and then to the North Washington Bridge to demand economic reform on Wall Street and the end of special interest influence in Washington, the Occupy Boston said.


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Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS): In a bid to fulfill her pre-poll promise of turning Darjeeling in northern West Bengal into Switzerland, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced a host of tourism and economic projects for the hilly region. “Darjeeling will be Switzerland and everybody’s dreamland. The master plan for tourism development is underway, and once completed and implemented, the region will turn into Switzerland,” Banerjee said at a government programme here while announcing the ‘Destination Darjeeling’ project. “Under the project, from installing street lamps and signages on

roads, to sanitary development and garbage disposal, all will be done to make the city better. Eco-tourism policy for Darjeeling is ready. The funds have been sanctioned,” she said. Banerjee also unveiled six railway projects, including a modern printing press and basic training centre at the neighbouring hill town Kurseong, a filter manufacturing plant and a multi-functional complex building at Siliguri in the plains. A tourist information centre (TIC) will be set up in the picturesque Mall, the tourist hub of Darjeeling town. A number of other projects including a research centre and a Rs. 28 crore parking lot are underway as well.

Reliance Communications said in a message to its users.

IN BRIEF BlackBerry services affected again New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS): Millions of BlackBerry users across India, Middle East, Africa and Europe faced another cut-off from online services Tuesday, just a few hours after the Canadian cell phone makers claimed it had fixed the problem. “BlackBerry services have been affected due to an unplanned international outage at RIM. Inconvenience is regretted,” one of the leading Indian telecom service provider

HAL director Baldev Singh commits suicide Bangalore, Oct 11 (IANS): Squadron Leader (retd) Baldev Singh, director for corporate planning and marketing at state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) committed suicide at Nandi Hills, about 50 km from Bangalore, police said Tuesday. The 58-year-old Baldev Singh “was found hanging by a tree around noon by passersby near Mirza Circle on way to Nandi Hills and alerted us,” Chickballapur Rural Deputy Superintendent of Police S. Chelvaraj told IANS.

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS): Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Tuesday met industry leaders and assured them the government would address their concerns, especially related to foreign trade.”Cost of credit, interest subvention, availability of dollar credit in view of the currency volatility... these are issues which have been discussed,” Sharma told reporters after the meeting of the Board of Trade. Sharma said he has already raised the issue with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and appropriate action was expected soon. The meeting took place just a couple of days before the announcement of the annual supplement to the trade policy.

The minister said diversification has helped boost the growth of exports in recent years. “We added 41 new markets for incentives in Africa, Latin America, Oceania and Central Asia. Labour intensive industry received our special attention as we recognized the need of protecting the interests of millions of people engaged in textiles, leather and gems and jewelry with fluctuating global demand,” he said. Leading industrialists including CII RAVEENDRAN / AFP

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President B Muthuraman, Apollo Tyres Chairman Onkar Kunwar, ITC head Y.C. Deveshwar and TVS Motors’ Venu Srinivasan, and the heads of various export promotion bodies attended the meeting. The board stressed the need to meaningfully engage with China, which has emerged as India’s largest trading partner, with twoway trade touching $60 billion last year. However, the balance of trade is heavily in favor of China, with the deficit rising to $20 billion.

Pakistan hints at transit trade rights to India Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS): Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Makhdoom Amin Fahim Tuesday hinted at granting transit trade rights to India to transport goods to Afghanistan. Fahim told reporters in Lahore that the issue will be discussed in a meeting of the commerce secretaries of India and Pakistan in New Delhi next month, reported Xinhua. Pakistan has allowed Afghanistan to deliver its items at Wa-

gha, the lone formal land border point between Pakistan and India. The commerce secretary-level talks would be discussing the issue of granting a Pakistani trade corridor to India for exports to Afghanistan and important decisions could be taken after the meeting, Fahim said. Under the new Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade Agreement signed earlier this year, Afghanistan can transport its

Unitech moves company law board against Telenor

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS): Unitech, the Indian partner of mobile services firm Telenor, Tuesday said it has filed a petition before the Company Law Board (CLB) to restrain the Norwegian firm from going ahead with a $1.7 billion rights issue, and accused it of mismanaging the telecom entity’s funds. Unitech said Telenor had refused to raise debt through other means even though the State Bank of India had agreed last November to give it long-term debt of about Rs.9,000 crore ($1.8 billion). The Indian firm also added that the mobile firm did not require fresh funds at this moment for its operations. Telenor, however, refuted these claims. “There was an unsuccessful attempt earlier to block the rights issue through a legal process that went up to the Supreme Court of India. As we

have done earlier, we will present the facts in this new legal initiative taken by Unitech Ltd.,” said a statement from Telenor. “The simple case here is that the Uninor board, having followed prescribed processes, has asked its owners to invest more in the company in the absence of bank loans. We continue to urge Unitech to join us in meeting this shared responsibility towards the company,” the Norwegian company added. Unitech’s managing director Sanjay Chandra is among the 14 people charged by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the 2G spectrum and telecom licensing scandal. “Uninor has already emerged as the most successful new operator in India by far and Telenor Group will not allow any of this to disrupt its continued progress,” said Telenor.

‘India Show’ to be held in Toronto

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS): Over 150 Indian engineering companies are likely to participate in the ‘India Show’ to be held in Toronto Oct 1720, officials said Tuesday. It will be the biggest show of Indian engineering companies in Canada and a major effort to promote “Brand India” in the North American continent. “The show is the latest in a series of events that have been organized across the globe to promote Brand India,” said Engineering Export Promotion Coun-

cil (EEPC) Chairman Aman Chadda. The major companies that are likely to participate at the show include Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Heavy Engineering Corporation, Bajaj International and Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles. The show will be organized by EEPC India, ministry of commerce and in¬dustry, the government of India and India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) with support from the Indian high commission in Ottawa and the Canadian high commission in New Delhi

goods to India via Pakistani land route in their own trucks. However, India is not permitted to send its goods to Afghanistan through Pakistan’s land route. Fahim visited India last month for talks with his Indian counterpart Anand Sharma and both agreed to issue multiple-entry visas valid for a year to their businessmen to boost commerce.

Maruti strike continues for fifth day, production hit New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS): A strike at the country’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant continued for the fifth day Tuesday as a stand-off between striking workers and the management continued to affect output. “The situation has been the same as yesterday. There has been absolutely no production even today at Manesar. The strike continues,” a company official told IANS. Workers at the Manesar plant went on strike Friday demanding reinstatement of 44 suspended co-workers, who were not taken back after an earlier 33-day impasse with the management ended Oct 1. Of the 2,000 workers who went on strike on Oct 7 including all categories like regular, contractual, apprentices and trainees, 500 later chose not to continue. On Sunday, Maruti Suzuki had dismissed 10 workers, terminated five trainees and suspended 10 employees for having indulged in violence at the Manesar factory premises. “The labor problem at Maruti’s plant has severely impacted ancillary units and vendors which are supplying auto parts to the company,” said Gurgaon Udyog Association, president, Parveen Yadav.



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ple. Either way, it seemed interesting y name is Jagnoor. I am a 2011 enough for me to apply. Teach For India fellow and the I was lucky enough to get selected, class teacher of 40 boys in Grade 2 in but it was after that when TFI really MCD Chattarpur. It has been about hooked me. I started attending ses5 months since I began this amazing sions, visited classrooms and began experience of becoming a teacher, an to understand the model. The kind experience that teaches me someof support I got was amazing. I realthing new and challenges me in new ized that sometimes one just has to ways every day. My Teach For India do what one wants. I did not want to (TFI) story however, began about 2 look back years later as a frustrated years ago. old man saying, "Man I wish I had That was the time when I was done that." Here I had the chance. working for an investment bank with So this May, about 300 similar stosome brilliant people and could afries met for an intensive 5 week trainford all the luxuries that I wanted. It ing program in Pune. It was here that was cool to say TGIF, and every conI started to see the numbers come versation would have someone say, "I together and meet people from difhate Mondays". It was also the time ferent spheres determined to make when I was asking myself, what was it a difference. There was a perpetual that I really wanted to do? Was I goair of happiness and hope, a bubble ing to go through the prime years of where one kept discussing ideas long my life waiting for Fridays? Looking into the night, finding solutions for forward 10 years was scarier. What things considered so trivial like “how was the impact I was going to have? to teach counting better”. The philosopher in me said that I had But still, I had never taught a class. to find work that I could involve mySo a little more than 3 months ago, self in 24/7, while the realist said that I walked in nervously, in front of an it doesn't work that way, and I would eager audience whose future I had the grow to love my job. responsibility to shape. And within This was also the time I first the first 2 minutes all the anxiety heard about Teach For India. Back vanished. The children take a hold of in college, during those all night you. There were more pressing probdiscussions where a group of enlems to address; like the best progineering students would have the cedure to minimize time spent in solution to every problem plaguing toilet breaks, or how to teach in Engthe country, education was an ever lish to students who barely know the present theme. Well, here seemed to alphabet. Time flies by. They keep dobe a group who was doing something ing small things that keep making me about it, instead of just talking like laugh and motivate me through the I was. But was teaching my passion? day. It is tiring and it involves hard So once again, the realist intervened, work. But every day when they back and to be sure, I started volunteering. just to talk to me, or when I am walkAnd that is when I realized that there ing with them and see them try their are a few things more rewarding that best, it makes me want to work even teaching kids. They are always happy harder. I still shout a lot, I struggle to to see you, always smiling, honest, teach to get 40 boys to listen to me for and innocent and have tonnes of potential waiting to even 5 minutes, be unlocked. I but that only was starting to makes me Teach For India provides a two look forward come up with year Fellowship program that to Saturday novel, more places promising college gradumornings. The interest ing ates and young professionals in realist was still ways of gainlow-income schools to teach fullskeptical of ing their attime. The organization's mission making such a tention. is to build the movement of leadmove. So I deAnd then ers who will eliminate inequity in cided to speak you finally see education. to a number the results. To know more about Teach For Inof TFI fellows. You hear stodia, please visit: Without fail, ries of the they all said alumni and only positive you underthings about stand the imtheir time at TFI. pact. You begin This was new. I thought to myself, to dream of how diverse people will either this movement is amazing or come together, each one a piece of a Teach for India is brainwashing peopuzzle together forming a whole.

India against corruption Travelling from Kanpur to Delhi after my Dussehra vacation, I had to wait for my train at Kanpur Central. I saw a train ticket examiner (TTE) checking tickets at the exit gates of the station. He didn’t check all the passengers, only picking them out at random. All of a sudden he came across someone who had a ticket for himself but didn't have one for his young son. The TTE scolded the man and talked about rules and regulations and then went on to tell him about the penalty for being caught without a ticket. Though sorry for the passenger, I felt happy that the TTE was doing his duty. That was until the passenger took out a 50 rupee note from his pocket and slipped it into the official’s hand and the matter was settled then and there. Finally on the train on my way to Delhi and I see yet another TTE receiving money for giving a seat to a passenger who was on waiting list, but hadn’t been confirmed. I don’t blame the officials alone for these petty crimes, but every citizen who engages in this corruption. This is an appeal to everyone to start fighting against this menace instead of succumbing to it.


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Start Your Day Early

Want to be productive at work? Then start your day early. You are probably thinking, “I do not have enough rest, how can I afford to wake up early?” I had the same thoughts before. After a while you will realize you cannot be productive unless you rise early. Time is finite. Each of us has only 24 hours. Each of us has finite energy. How well you balance both will be how productive you can be, at work or at home.

1. Rest Early, Rise Early

You want to be productive? Rise early, read more books, have more energy, be more focused and set standards for others to catch up. It’s as simple as that.

2. Limit Internet Use

The other big distraction that can make you sleep late is the internet. Probably because you will be checking your emails, updating your blog, Facebook, watching Youtube, etc. Try limiting the use of it at home, or switch it to the morning session. Nowadays, I check all my personal emails early in the morning. When I get into work, I find myself less tempted to check personal emails and such.

3. Know Your Priorities

Really, it is all about the choice you make and the priorities you have. If you know it is competitive out there in the corporate world, how can you be a better worker than the person who is also aiming for the position above you? How can you do more whether to impress or to get the relevant person’s attention?

I have 3 young kids and my own business to run. Trying to balance how much work I put into my business, how much time I spend with my family and yet have time for my hobbies is all about how I can be productive with my time. You want to be productive at work or at home? Here's what you should do.

4. Is It Always Fun, Fun, Fun? People who oppose to rising early typically have these excuses. I need personal time. I need to catch up with my friends; I need to know what is going on in the world. But really, most of these are just excuses for having some fun. Not that there is anything wrong with it. I am not saying giving it up. I am saying, there is a proper time and place for everything. Each activity has a price tag on it. Do one and you can’t do the other. The choice is yours. Whether it is catching up with friends till late night or falling behind in your work.

5. Cut Off Television

I used to tell myself, I need the break. So, when the kids sleep I turn on the cable and watch whatever programs that catches my fancy. Often, I find myself not watching, just channel surfing. And I don't end up watching a full program. I decided one day to just give up on TV as it makes me sleep late and wake up tired. If you want to be productive, cut off TV. You are better off reading a book. Without TV, I have managed to finish many books which I have bought but never read.

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You have a right to change your mind. Information that may have come to light in could result in a change of tactics or tweak to a plan but don’t see this as a setback now. As tempting as it may even be to throw in the proverbial towel, you have a chance to set something straight or put it back on track. This will require change and adjustment but bring optimism where it’s currently lacking.

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Oscar Wilde once said ‘nothing is more aggravating than calmness’. Most living things on this planet need, and often thrive, on routine. We know where we stand with what is predictable. We feel comfortable where there’s monotony. However, somewhere in your world, a certain ongoing process has become unimaginative, restrictive and tedious. A tiny bit of chaos will bring much needed excitement and optimism to an area it’s needed within.

‘Now that we found love, what are we going to do with it?’ So sang Jamaican rapper Heavy D many years ago. An opportunity to re-commence dialogue with a certain person will soon present itself. You can embark upon a strong, loving relationship with someone now, despite your reasons for being hesitant or cautious. Taking things slowly and rebuilding trust will do much to bring you and someone together, if that is what you both want.




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What isn’t making sense? Who isn’t making sense? Why are you grappling with annoying, senseless issues now? Why is that – ok, enough questions. I suspect you’re creating quite a list yourself where demands on your patience are concerned. What isn’t making sense will become clearer soon. An opportunity to for you to provide the ‘voice of reason’ where a sensitive matter is concerned is coming.

What about you? Has an unseen, supreme force deliberately overlooked you when distributing happiness and luck? It might be easy to look around your world and believe that others are benefiting from fortuitous situations whilst you are made to keep your nose to a tedious grindstone. Very shortly, you will have something to smile about. This will then become something to be extremely glad for.

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Saheliyon ki Bari

The City Palace is the largest of its kind in Rajasthan and consists of a dazzling combination of palaces, pavilions, terraces, courtyards, hanging gardens and more, all splendidly ornamented- many of the chambers embellished with art inspired by the Mughal style of decoration. A large portion of the City Palace is today a museum, home to a fine collection of art and artefacts related to the royal family of Udaipur.

Udaipur is known to many as the `City of Lakes’, and its lakes are truly beautiful- a welcome and very refreshing change from the arid sands of the rest of Rajasthan. The main lake of Udaipur is Lake Pichola, which is fringed by bathing ghats, temples, havelies, gardens and palaces. On Lake Pichola are two islands- Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas- both of which can be visited as part of a boat ride across the shimmering waters of the lake. Boats depart at regular intervals from Bansi Ghat (also known as the City Palace Jetty). Udaipur’s two other lakes are Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar. The latter is an artificial lake, created in 1678 by Maharana Fateh Singh; in the centre of the lake lies a picturesque garden island known as Nehru Park.

Literally the `Garden of the Maids of Honour’, the Saheliyon ki Bari is the foremost of Udaipur’s many beautiful gardens. It is a modest sized but pretty ornamental garden with five fountains, four pools of water and a series of elegantly carved pavilions, and ornate elephants. Named for the royal ladies, who came here for a stroll and a change of atmosphere, the garden is even today a beautifully quiet and relaxing place to wander around in, to relax or to take photographs of lotus pools and pavilions.

Jagdish Mandir

Constructed in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, the Jagdish Mandir lies in close proximity to the main entrance of the City Palace. The largest temple in Udaipur, the Jagdish Mandir enshrines a black stone statue of Lord Vishnu, known here as Jagannath, the lord of the universe. The temple’s exterior is of polished local stone, its main entrance being through a series of steps leading up between two large statues of caparisoned elephants crafted from white marble. The Jagdish Mandir’s most outstanding feature is its beautiful ornamentation- its walls are decorated with delicate carvings that have been likened to those of the famous temples at Khajuraho.

UDAIPUR Udaipur, the `City of Dawn’ seems many worlds away from the golden sand dunes and desert land that epitomise Rajasthan. A city of shimmering lakes, of elegant palaces built of white marble, of flowerfilled gardens and gurgling fountains and of a tradition of regal living that takes some beating: Udaipur is exquisite, alluring and very easy to fall in love with. There is much to see and do round Udaipur.

Travel Folio: Best time Udaipur is best visited in the months between October and March as this is when the weather is conducive for sightseeing forays.


Traditional handicrafts, block printed textiles, embroidered bags and silver jewellery is what Udaipur is known for. The main shopping area runs from City Palace to Jagdish Temple Street and to the Clock Tower. For beaded bags and jewellery head to Chandpole Road and if you are looking for basic handicrafts try the Govt run Rajasthali.


Dal Batti Choorma, Gatte ki Sabzi and Lal Maas are the must-eats in Udaipur. For vegetarian fare stop by at the Jaiwana Rooftop Restaurant and for authentic Rajasthani cuisine try Ambrai at Hanuman Ghat.

Get there Direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai operate to

Udaipur. Train connections from the metro cities are limited, but there is an overnight train from Jaipur. It is also very convenient to drive or take a bus to Udaipur from anywhere within Rajasthan.

Stay There are a number of mid-priced heritage hotels

–some palaces converted into hotels and they recreate the grandeur of the days of the maharaja. For a truly luxurious stay there is the famed Lake Palace or Oberoi Udai Vilas.

Jag Mandir

Also known as the Lake Garden Palace, Jag Mandir stands on an island in Lake Pichola, surrounded by a vast courtyard paved with tiles of black and white stone, adjoining which is the Garden Courtyard, an expanse of elegantly landscaped rose gardens around which are scattered flowering trees and carefully maintained flowerbeds. The Gul Mahal building was where the Mughal the emperor Shahjahan stayed with his family while in rebellion against his father Jahangir. Other than the Gul Mahal, the most striking feature of Jag Mandir are eight almost life-size statues of elephants carved from white marble, which stand as if guarding the main boat ramp and entrance.

The Pichhwai paintings of Nathdwara

48 km north of Udaipur lies the village of Nathdwara, famous for its temple to Lord Krishna, a shrine that is much revered by the many thousands of devotees who visit it each year. But the Shrinathji Temple is not Nathdwara’s only claim to fame; this otherwise obscure village is also home to one of Rajasthan’s most beautiful forms of art, that of pichhwai painting. Pichhwai is inextricably tied up with the village’s guardian deity, for this form of art always depicts Krishna himself, in his different forms and moods. Pichhwai paintings are cloth paintings- vividly coloured, with bold lines and intricate details. They were traditionally used only to be hung on temple walls, as a backdrop for the idol enshrined at the temple; with changing times, however, smaller versions of pichhwai are also being created for homes. Paintings are readily available in both Nathdwara as well as in Udaipur itself, and for those who would like to buy one, here’s a tip: remember that a genuine pichhwai always features a cow in the picture!

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erns Patterns, Patteverywhere! There are

various patterned scarves that are available; however you should only keep one or two of these types as they could restrict your choice of clothing. Wearing a patterned or embroidered scarf with printed clothes may end up looking a little tacky. It can be a pretty difficult task to pull off both together, so make sure the statement you’re making is either the scarf or the top. A plain shirt with a printed scarf or vice-versa will make all the difference. So don’t make it so busy!

For a business related event, silk scarves are the way to go. Team up a formal dress with a pretty green or pink scarf (depending on what color your dress is!) and it will make you look formal as well as sassy. Don’t be afraid of going in for wild colors like Purple, orange and fuchsia as they will liven up your entire look.

What to look for When you are buying a scarf, make sure that you can see yourself wearing it with at least two outfits, single colored scarves look good with prints and multicolored scarves look good with plains. If you’re going in for a designer brand like Louis Vuitton or Burberry then pick one with vibrant colors that you can match with several outfits. If you want to make some jaws drop then go in for a scarf that matches your skin tone, hair or eye color.


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A look at why scarves are a must-have! Scarves are the must-have stylish fashion ornament for the fall and winter seasons. They are usually wrapped around the neck so they’re the perfect fit for your wardrobe! Not only will they keep you warm and snug, they will also ooze style.

Beware the Beady eyed Beaded scarves tend to use a variety of materials like plastic, metallic and glass. Patterns are created using these beads to make a beautiful and classy scarf. While it may look amazing, you will have to treat it with utmost care. If you don’t, then all it takes is for one to slip and the rest will follow.

The Cla ssic Loo k Men might be more interested in plain plaid or woolen scarves with mild colors and nothing too jarring. Wearing a scarf with a formal to wear t-shirt is fast becoming a trend among men these days.

Which way is the best way? While dressing, decide the ways you can wear the scarf, wearing the same scarf in different ways will give an effective get up. The texture of the scarf also makes a difference while you wrap it around your neck, so bear that in mind before you make your purchase. One of the ways would be to wear it like a tie around your neck with one (or both) ends hanging down the front. Another way is to wrap the scarf a couple times around your neck and tie their ends into a knot on either side. Or you could even use the scarf like a bandana or a head band to keep the hair off your face. Whichever way makes you feel most comfortable and confident is the one to choose! Nandita Shamlal (


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Pictures are very effective. If you want your career to take off, if would be appropriate to hang pictures or posters that feature a balloon rising in the air , or a flock of birds flying or even a aircraft or a rocket speeding up.

Hanging a mirror in the east or south – east of your home will generate more uplifting and positive chi energy, which is helpful for improving your job prospects .

ns: Suggestio This Feng Shui cure and protection will improve your success, wealth and prosperity luck and enhance your opportunities in life. By sleeping with your head pointing at your personal Seng Chi (Success) Direction and can work miracles. The position of both your desk and chair are vital. A most common mistake is to place a desk, up against a wall with layer of shelves towering above, heavily laden with books, magazines and important papers. This is a Feng Shui Nightmare! From this perspective you are likely to feel trapped, overburdened and uninspired.


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Polish your Career Luck

Good Feng Shui makes it much easier to live and work in harmony with everyone else. This makes your career path so much smoother. Feng Shui helps in increase the odds in your favor, some of these cures, protection, and remedies will improve your career luck and enhance your work life. Feng Shui helps in accomplish your career goals in different ways. As and when you design your space according to the principles of Feng Shui, you create and use intentions – stating what you want to accomplish by making some of the following changes.

Place the customer’s chair so that he sits with the door to his back. His chair should be slightly lower than yours so that he will look up to you.

Water feature near the main door or in the southeast area will activate the prosperity area of you house /workplace and brings more opportunity and satisfaction in your life. Arrange the spout of the fountain, that the water is pouring into the house .

Make sure that you have a desk that is strong, stable and clutter free, both on the surface and within the drawers. Also make sure that the chair you use is stable and gives your back good support. Daylight from the window can be very uplifting and inspiring but try to avoid positioning your desk so that you are looking directly out of the window.

Hang metal wind chime outside the front door to help control movement within your career. When hung with this particular intention, chime will ring a breath of fresh air into your job search .

Images of stability, such as mountainous landscape at your back and images of moving water such as lakes, streams and oceans can help bring you inspiration if placed in the front.

It is better to be slightly more Yang when looking for a job because this type of energy encourages you to feel confident and assertive. Potential employers are more likely to view people with Yang energy as being alert, decisive and focused. Absorbing more Chi energy of the east will also be useful when you start job – hunting because this particular type of energy helps you to feel enthusiastic and positive.

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Pakistan hockey chief says keen on bilateral ties with India Karachi, Oct 11 (IANS): The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) says it is keen on reviving active hockey ties with India and it is working at all levels to see the two countries start playing bilaterally again. PHF president Qasim Zia said on Tuesday that PHF was trying its best to resurrect bilateral hockey ties between the two countries in a bid to uplift standard of hockey in the region.

Zia also said the federation was planning to start indoor hockey from next year so that the players could practice during the off season. He said hockey in Pakistan was on the right track and it would soon regain its lost status. On the inclusion of senior players in the team for the London Olympics, Zia said ample opportunities would be given to every player to get into the team irrespective of the age.


London, Oct 11 (IANS): A mysterious Indian contact offered Pakistan cricket agent Mazhar Majeed $1.2 million to arrange for Pakistan to throw a Test match against England, a court in London heard on Tuesday. Majeed, 36, was secretly recorded by undercover reporter of the now defunct The News of the World, Mazher Mahmood, discussing to lose last summer's game at the Oval with a shadowy contact in India, London's Southwark Crown Court was told. Majeed called his Indian contact on the morning of August 21 last year, the final day of the Oval Test, in the presence of Mahmood, the Daily Mail reported. He allegedly claimed it was "not a problem" to fix the match result and referred to the number of players working with him, saying: "Boss, you know how many I've got; you know that they do it." After the call, Majeed told the journalist: "There's big, big money in results, I tell you, you can see that." However, Pakistan had beaten England by four wickets to secure a memorable Test victory at the Oval in south London that day.




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New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS): Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh have rubbished the claims of Pakistani cricket agent Mazhar Majeed, who is being tried for spot-fixing charges at a London court, that he had access to these two Indian cricketers. The tape of Majeed bragging to the undercover reporter, Mazhar Mahmood of the now defunct tabloid News of the World, was played in the London court where he said he "had access to Harbhajan and Yuvraj".

The tape was played during the fourth day of the trial of former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pacer Mohammad Asif, who are alleged to have bowled predetermined no-balls for cash. Both Harbhajan and Yuvraj denied knowing Majeed. "Who is he (Majeed)? Such remarks are nothing but rubbish. We will bring to the notice of the BCCI, who will take necessary course of action against this fellow," Harbhajan said from Nagpur, where he is play-

ing in the Challenge series. Yuvraj echoed similar sentiments. Majeed told Mahmood that he had several Pakistan players under his control, including Salman Butt, brothers Kamran and Umar Akmal, and Shoaib Malik and "had access" to other star cricketers like Chris Gayle, Brett Lee, and Ricky Ponting. He also accused the Australian players of being the "biggest" matchfixers in the world cricket. Cricket Australia dismissed the claims as "outlandish".

ICC goes along with Indian board, DRS is not mandatory Dubai, Oct 11 (IANS): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to do away with the mandatory use of the Umpires Decision Review System (DRS) and has gone back to the position existing before June, that is to leave it to the boards involved in a series. The ICC Executive Board, at its meeting here on Monday, also approved the new qualification system to fill the places from the Associates and Affiliates for the 2015 World Cup to be played in Australia-New Zealand. Among other key decisions taken at the meeting, presided over by its president Sharad Pawar, the ICC

has agreed to make the findings of the independent governance review panel public, and it is also in favor of a Test Championship in 2013. As for replacing the Champions Trophy, the ICC said it realizes the significant commercial challenge. "It clarified that without the support and consent of the ICC's broadcast partner, ESPN Star Sports, the financial implications on the Members and the development of the game would be significant." On the DRS, the Board reversed the decision it took at the annual conference in Hong Kong in June when it came to an agreement with the member boards on the use of

technology. The Hot Spot was made mandatory subject to availability, but the use of ball-tracking was left to the playing boards to decide. The ICC has been forced to fall in line with the Indian Board's view after the technology goof-ups during India's tour of England in the summer. The Indian Board was highly critical of the Hot Spot which was responsible for Rahul Dravid being given out more than once wrongly. However, the DRS would still be used in all ICC global events and the Board stated that it supports the use of technology and would continue to work on its development.

Yuki Bhambri

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS): Rutuja Bhosale produced a power-packed performance to shock top-seed Prerna Bhambri 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 and enter the second round of Fenesta National Tennis Championship at the DLTA complex on Tuesday. The 15-year-old Pune girl dished out stunning angles and fluent ground strokes to get past Prerna, to whom she had lost in straight sets in their first meeting at the same venue

in June. She, however, was a transformed player this day and matched Prerna stroke by stroke to go up a set. The 18-year-old Prerna, however, stepped up her game in the second and soon it was a set all. The Delhi girl was then quick to move up 3-1 in the decider before being broken back. A stream of errors allowed Rutuja to inflict another break in the ninth game, only to drop her serve immediately, when she was serving for the match. A beaming Rutuja, who is coached by former Davis Cupper and Arjuna Awardee Sandip Kirtane at Pune's Deccan Gymkhana, admitted working on her game after losing to Prerna in the quarterfinals of ITF women's tournament in June. Prerna's cousin Yuki, however had to face no such hiccups and breezed into the men's singles second round with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Vivek Shokeen. Second-seeded Yuki, who is returning from a knee injury, said he is fit and raring to do well at the tournament. In the other men's singles matches, top seed Vishnu Vardhan had to dig deep to overcome 1999 champion Sunil Sipaeya 7-6(3), 6-3. He next plays qualifier Ronak Manuja. In the women's singles first round, veteran Rushmi Chakravarty hardly broke sweat in dismissing Delhi girl Vaniya Dangwal 6-1, 6-0. Comeback girl Isha Lakhani too had it easy as she packed off Aishwarya Aggarwal 6-0, 6-1.

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New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) :The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday signed a two-year deal with Dutch coach Rob Baan as the new technical director. Baan, who has earlier worked with the Australian Football Federation, would be responsible for drafting an Indian football master plan. Baan, 68, has an experience of four decades with stints with the Dutch FA, Feyenoord Rotterdam, ADO Den Haag and the UAE. He was an assistant manager of the Netherlands national team for five years and at PSV Eindhoven for three years. AIFF president Praful Patel hoped Baan's appointment will take Indian foot-

Vani takes first round lead at Usha Western India Ladies Open Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Vani Kapoor continued her rich form with a opening round 75 that gave her the lead at the end of the first day of the Usha Western India Ladies Open amateur golf tournament at the BPGC on Tuesday. But the surprise of the day was Gursimar Badwal, who carded 76 and occupied the second place, one shot ahead of Gurbani Singh, who is making a charge on the IGU's Ladies Tour Order of Merit. Raksha Phadke and Amrita Anand were tied for fourth place with 78 each, while Aditi Ashok, expected to challenge Vani for the honours started off badly with a 79, the same as Mehar Atwal, Vidushi Sinha and Amandeep Drall.

ball to new heights. "This is definitely the most important initiative undertaken by the AIFF jointly with FIFA and OSF for grass root and youth development of Indian Football. I am confident that the appointment of the Technical Director along with establishing Regional and Elite Academies will go a long way in taking Indian Football to a new level," Patel said in a statement. AIFF general-secretary Kushal Das called it a step in the right direction. "It is fantastic that AIFF has given me the chance to use my year-long expertise in India. With its dazzling 1.2 billion people, rich history and culture India is a sleeping giant," Baam said.

Former English goalie Woods hired to coach US national team

Washington, Oct 11 (IANS): Former English national team goalkeeper Chris Woods has been appointed the goalkeeping coach of the United States' national team. Woods will take the American posting while continuing his coaching role with Everton as manager David Moyes had permitted. He has been with the Toffees as the goaltending coach for 13 years. The 51-year-old was recruited by new U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann who talked to Everton before bringing in Woods. Everton's goalkeeper is Tim Howard who is also a member of the American team.

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London, Oct 11 (IANS): Kate Moss thinks her daughter Lila Grace is prudish when it comes to make-up. The 37-year-old supermodel feels her nine-year-old daughter tells her to remove make-up as she prefers to see a freshfaced, natural mummy, reports "I always take my make-up off, because otherwise my daughter will come in and say, 'Mummy, tut-tut'. She doesn't like it. She likes the freshfaced, natural mummy, when I've got my hair in a bun and no make-up on," she said. "Lila is quite prudish. She'll only wear a little bit of lip gloss or something. But she is into nail art. I think Lila is beautiful; she's so innocent and has that fresh face. She's gorgeous, but obviously she is my daughter," she added.

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London, Oct 11 (IANS): Emma Watson's former boyfriend Francis Boulle ended their relationship as he thought she was too famous. The "Harry Potter" actress briefly dated Boulle, who now stars in British reality TV show "Made In Chelsea". The actor said he called time on the romance because he didn't want to just be known as someone else's boyfriend. "We had a bit of a thing a while back but I have always been an ambitious person and I want to achieve my own notoriety for what I've done," Boulle told Heat magazine. "That's why I chose not to pursue it any longer, because I didn't want to be the boyfriend of some child actress," he added.


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Brad Pitt's movie set raided

Budapest, Oct 11 (IANS): The Hungarian police raided the set of Brad Pitt's upcoming zombie movie "World War Z" and seized 85 weapons from a warehouse. According to the police personnel, the seizure included automatic weapons such as AK-47s and sniper rifles equipped with live ammunition. "The 85 weapons were seized in Budapest at a warehouse because they were not fully inoperable as they were supposed to be," quoted Hungarian authorities as saying. A publicist for the film said: "We are working with the authorities to resolve the matter and have no further comment at this time." "World War Z" is scheduled to be released in 2012.


London, Oct 10 (IANS): Actress Emma Stone, who is reportedly dating her "Spider-Man" co-star Andrew Garfield, says she would never bare all for a movie because her father would "kill" her if she displayed skin. "My dad would kill me if I posed naked. He wouldn't speak to me again and I really love my dad, so that's always something that makes me a little nervous," quoted her as saying. Despite their reservations about nudity in films, Emma admits her parents always encouraged her to fulfill her dreams. "They are the coolest parents in the world. They taught us responsibility and the need to own up to our actions and that honesty really is the only policy." "My parents always made me feel as though I could do anything - not in a cheerleading, 'You're the greatest!' kind of way; it was more, 'You're going to have to work hard, but we'll support you however we can'. Just to have that kind of backing was incredible," she said.



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Still many things I should be doing: Amitabh

Gary Barlow hates holidays

London, Oct 11 (IANS): Singer Gary Barlow says he hates taking time off from his career. The 40-year-old singer, who has three children -- 11-yearold Daniel, eight-year-old Emily and two-year-old Daisy -- with wife Dawn, hates having nothing to do, reports "I'm not a good time-off

Maker and my parents for giving me that. Beyond that I find it unworthy of biographical documentation." Asked whether he had any unfulfilled desires or anything that he would like to do, he said: “I hope there are unfulfilled desires within me but to say what they shall be is difficult to put a finger on. I can tell you what is important for me today, not what has been important for me in this past year. That I shall not be able to remember. And that is how I would like it to be.�And what did the actor wish on his birthday? "I wish another day to pass in peace! One of the best ways to bring in birthdays is to be working at what you need to be working on ... I work because I need to ... love !!" he wrote on his Twitter page.


Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS): Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 69 on Tuesday and is the busiest entertainer in the country, says there are still many things that cross his mind which he feels he should be doing. "There are many things that cross my mind which I feel I should also be doing. Someday perhaps I shall find time for them too," Amitabh told IANS in an interview. Asked whether the excitement of becoming a grandfather has sunk in yet, he quipped: "Yes, long ago." Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan are expecting their first child soon. The megastar also said he finds his life unworthy of biographical documentation by him. "My life has been blessed and I am ever grateful to the

person. I'm awful on holiday. It comes from having that period where I didn't work. That really was the worst bit," he told Observer magazine. "It wasn't not being famous any more or even not being a recording artist. It was having nobody who needed me, no phones ringing, nothing to do. Because I'm still too young to do nothing," he added.

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