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A Bloomberg News survey of 171 economists from 139 companies across 52 countries has confidently predicted that the host country Brazil would win the ‘2014 FIFA World Cup’. Financial giants Goldman Sachs, PwC, Danske Bank and Unicredit also predict Brazil. But there are some dissidents! By Deepak Sahijwala


he football frenzy begins tomorrow. And the question is: who will lift the golden trophy, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium on July 13. And while sports enthusiasts and professionals, including speculators make predictions , this time an odd group has got into the play. Economists and analysts, who would otherwise be analyzing equities and currencies to pick winners, have now got into predicting which country will pick the cup. With their fancy statistical models, number crunching and magical black-boxes, they have come to some equally fancy predictions. For example a Bloomberg News survey of 171 economists from 139 companies across 52 countries has confidently predicted that the host country Brazil would beat Germany to win the 2014 World Cup, eclipsing Germany and Argentina as the top choice . The survey also expects the Brazilian team to score the maximum number of goals, outperforming Argentina and defending champions Spain. The predictions for winner in the Bloomberg Survey centered almost exclusively on Brazil, Germany, Argentina and Spain. Of the 171 responses,

only six economists diverged from that trend, with three choosing Portugal, two backing Italy and one Uruguay. However, going against the consensus, Deutsche Bank AG analysts Bilal Hafeez and Henrik Gullberg said in a report that England is their pick. The bank's foreign exchange analysts have developed a computer model that has picked England to be the winner while disparaging other forecasts as off-targets. '“England are among the best teams according to our static model,” the analysts said in a report, obtained by The Guardian. However, the model, also seems to have hedged its bet by arguing that the tournament could just as well go Brazil's way. Economists at Goldman Sachs disagree with the Deutsche Bank analysts and foresee Brazil beating Argentina 3-1 in the final, while predicting that England will finish a lowly third in Group D. Then there are number-crunchers from Danske Bank and Unicredit who also predict Brazil will beat Argentina in the final. Similarly, PwC has also made Brazil the front runner followed by Spain, Argentina and Germany. A month from now, we will know whether the economists scored over experts in the beautiful game. So will the economists prove right this time ? July 13 will tell.

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More awareness needed about Emergency No.108

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With the terrorist attack on Pakistan's Karachi airport, do you think Indian airports are safe? Mohit Lala Estate Agent Yes. At any given point of time, Indian airports are very well secured as compared to the airports in Pakistan.

Amol Kale Hotel Owner No. Airports in several cities of India are vulnerable with regard to the security aspects and major terrorist strikes can take place anytime. Shivraj Nevrekar Cinematographer Yes. After 26/11, security at airports, boarders as well as in public transport areas has increased.

Shivshankar Dey MBA Student Might be. Considering the increased security and new rules to secure various areas. But there are loopholes too. Darshan Panchal Engineering Student Yes. India is far better in terms of security than Pakistan and securing airports has always been a priority for the govts at the Centre as well as the state.

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By A Staff Reporter


t looks like more awareness needs to be created among people about the purpose of the emergency services number – 108. From January 2014, when this number was launched, till May, this helpline number has received close to nine lakh calls out of which only around 30,000 calls were regarding genuine cases while the rest were inquiry calls as well as blank/prank calls. Of the genuine calls too, not all fit the bill for cases to be attended on the 108 helpline. Speaking about this scenario, Nyaneshwar Shelke, chief operat-

ing officer, Maharashtra Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) said, “Yes, at times we do get calls that are not real cases of emergency from a doctor’s point of view. For instance, a chest pain might be because of acidity which is not an emergency but it can also be a case of heart attack which is a case of dire emergency. But for a common man, any case of chest pain looks like an emergency. So right now, we are operating on the basis of people’s needs. We don’t decide whether it is an emergency or not when we get a call. We first attend to the call and then we decide if the case warranted 108 services.”

When asked for figures for such  Calls received from January cases, Shelke said, “Right now we to May: 8,95,116 don’t have figures for this but yes,  Genuine calls: 26,855 such cases do come to us.”  Out of the genuine calls, one Does this mean that more awareper cent calls were for cardiac ness needs to be created about the cases, road accidents acpurpose of 108? counted for 17 per cent, calls “Awareness through putting up for pregnancy related issues posters and distributing leaflets at accounted for 24.4 per cent hospitals are being done. Information sheets about 108 as well as and 57.8 per cent were attribother helplines are also available uted to miscellaneous that but there needs to be wider publiccomprise cases like snake ity. Also, this helpline is just four bites, suicide, etc. months old and it will take time for its use to be known to people. people can effectively use these But yes, more can definitely be helplines and not misuse them,” done on the awareness front so that said Shelke.

Govt to review RGJAY norms By Prashant Hamine

Still a distant dream

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he state government will convene a meeting of its Health department officials to review the implementation of the Administrative and Medical rules related to the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Yojana (RGJAY). This was stated by Minister of State for Public Health Fouzia Khan in the legislative council yesterday while replying to supplementary queries raised over a calling attention notice moved by Amarsingh Pandit (NCP) and others. The minister admitted that there were some teething problems being

The RGJAY scheme to provide low-cost medical facilities to the poor sections of society has largely failed in the Naxal-affected districts of Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gondiya, Gadchiroli and Nandurbar, discovers Vishnudas Sheshrao


reatment becomes a farfetched and almost unattainable dream for the people falling under the government's Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana (RGJAY) scheme when even the registration for treatment happens to be an impossibly tedious process. The state government's ambitious online health scheme, set up to deliver medical care to deprived classes, is not working out. The rea-

Padmakar Valvi, Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare.

encountered in the implementation of the scheme ever since it was extended to the rest of the 27 districts in the state. The minister informed the house that the government has suspended 18 hospitals, de-empanelled 13 other hospitals and taken action against some hospitals for creating problems for patients from economically weaker sections of the society covered under the scheme. Khan stated that private hospitals like Wockhardt are now conducting bypass surgeries under RGJAY for Rs.1.30 lakh. Besides, the government has also been able to reduce the cost of Stents from Rs.65,000 to Rs.23,735. Khan added that so far 2.22 lakh cases have been dealt with under the scheme, expen-


sons are simple: Several districts do not have high band frequency Internet Irregular supply of electricity Six months after the scheme was launched, registration in the Naxalaffected districts of Bhandara, Gondiya, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli and Nandurbar has not yet touched the 1,000 mark. However, there are many patients who would make for eligible beneficiaries, who are struggling with life-threatening health problems, but are undergoing and paying for their medical treatment at private hospitals. Only 582 patients have been registered till May end as beneficiaries

from Nandurbar district. However, in the adjoining Dhule district, 7,680 patients were registered and authorised and cleared for free surgeries. Similarly, Bhandara district has registered only 788 patients while the neighbouring Nagpur registered 3,073 in the same time span. Gondiya has registered 551 patients, Chandrapur 951 patients and Gadchiroli 642 patients till the end of May. In other districts though, the number of patients registered under this scheme has run into many thousands. Padmakar Valvi (Minister of Sports and Youth Welfare) said “The registration is going in Nandurbar district, however, the number may be low as compare to other districts. In my opinion, other small surgeries should be added in RGJAY so it will be more helpful for poor people.” One of the main reasons for low registration in these district is the difficulty of reaching out to people living in remote areas. The district co-ordinator admitted that the scheme is yet to reach scores of villages. Months after the health scheme started, several districts did not have computers, Internet connection and electricity supply. When they got the computers and Internet connectivity, they did not get decent places to set up RGJAY centres. Consequently, registration for RGJAY could not work out. The scheme is thus struggling in these districts. Local authorities, as well as senior officers in the state, were not eager to implement the health scheme in these districts. Every district has one district co-ordinator for RGJAY as per the list published on the official website. However, in Naxal affected regions, one co-ordinator has to handle two districts. Local authorities demanded that these districts should have two coordinators per district as virtual and physical communication is very difficult here. People are illiterate and they cannot read pamphlets in-

170 students will have to wait for another year


tudents between the age group of 6 and 13 are finding it difficult to register under this scheme as their names are not updated on ration cards. Earlier these students were treated under some other scheme. Headmasters of schools used to refer students with health problems to the district civic hospital where they were treated free of cost. However, now students are also covered under RGJAY for which they have to submit a long list of documents. An estimated 170 students are deprived of free medical treatment in these five districts simply because their name is not on the ration cards and their age is above six years. According to




By a staff reporter

Great! Now we needn’t pay the toll while travelling on this road.


officials, they have to wait till the next fiscal year for free medication.

No Naxal threat


he fear of Naxal violence is a presumed reason behind the low registration rate. However, no Naxal violence has been reported as far as doctors and para-medical staff are concerned. A district co-ordinator, who does not wish to be named, said, “When we ask civic hospital staffers for transportation of patients, they are reluctant. Though there is no casualty of doctors so far, the mines on roads do not distinguish between an ambulance and a police jeep.

be done soon. When contacted, Pande, on Thursday evening was admitted in a private hospital as the intensity of his pain was unbearable. He said, “Every time they give me free medicine and a promise of surgery. I have completed my documentation and am waiting for the surgery. After a long wait, now I have come to a private hospital.” Chaya Patel, a resident of Nandurbar district, is one of the very few fortunate patients who was been operated under the RGJAY. She was being operated on Thursday in a private hospital, the bill for which will be paid by an insurance company on behalf of RGJAY. Chaya's husband said, “It was not that easy as you think. Last year, we four brothers got divided. Consequently, my name was deleted from the ration card. Initially, they told me that my wife cannot be a beneficiary for free medical scheme.” He added, “I made several rounds to the tehsil office to get a new card with old notes and entry dates. Fi-

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Scope for discrimination

List of patients is growing

Problems right from the start Within six months of this scheme being kick-started, several private hospitals which were enlisted as participants lost interest and are reluctant to conduct health camps and surgeries, as the insurance companies did not pay their bills for as long as four months after submission, which otherwise should have been done within 14 working days. Even further, the state government-owned district civil hospital and rural hospital authorities are not interested in this scheme. The original scheme, named Arogya Shri and initiated in Andhra Pradesh, gave incentives to doctors of civic hospitals for carrying out surgeries under the scheme. However, the Maharashtra government made no provision of any incentives for government doctors carrying out extra duties under RGJAY apart from their routine work. Consequently, organizing health camps, which is first step of this scheme, is doing well only on paper.

On July 12, 2012, the state government initiated this scheme on a pilot basis in eight districts – Amravati, Dhule, Nanded, Gadchiroli, Mumbai and Mumbai suburbs, Raigad and Solapur. But it actually started only by November 2013, strategically just six months before the general parliamentary elections and exactly one year before the state assembly elections, with an aim to gain political mileage from the lower class whose income is below Rs.1 lakh per year. However, it did not take off as intended due to multiple reasons, including no incentive at government hospitals for doing the extra work and carrying out long and complicated surgeries, unattractive payment packages for surgery, unreasonable delays in payments from insurance companies, too many documents to be produced from the hospitals and the impractical attitude of senior state government officers sitting in their airconditioned offices in the state capital, Mumbai.

Copied Andhra Pradesh scheme but not its success he Maharashtra government had initiated this scheme along the lines of that of the Andhra Pradesh government after watching the rising popularity of the then AP Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy who had started a unique scheme – Aarogyasri – to provide free medication to poor people who cannot afford costly surgeries. The state government had started the RGJAY in November 2013, strategically just six months before the general Parliamentary

forming them about the scheme. In border areas, gypsy communities do not understand Marathi, Hindi or English. They have got their own dialect. It takes considerable time to convince them to come in for medical treatments. A Chief Civil Surgeon attached to these hospitals said, “The patient first has to be diagnosed for one of the 971 diseases covered by the RGJAY. However, our problems is that we don't have diagnostic facilities here.” He added, “The patients have to go to Nagpur to get diagnostic tests done. If he is found positive in the

elections and one year before the state assembly elections, with an aim to gain mileage from the economically backward classes having income below Rs.1 lakh per year. In Andhra Pradesh, this scheme was trouble-free with a total health cover of Rs.2 lakh per family covering 938 medical surgeries and treatments. Against this, in Maharashtra, the health cover was reduced to Rs.1.5 lakh and the number of diseases covered are 971.

Chaya K Patel, lucky beneficiary of RGJAY.

nally, it worked out.” Some private hospitals are pertests, then the patient has fulfilled forming small surgeries as their just one of the conditions men- package is lucrative and it has low tioned in the long list which in- risk. However, there is hardly any cludes at least half a dozen private hospital carrying out comdocuments. Under normal circum- plex heart surgeries. stances, no one is ready to go for it. Consequently, registration is very low.” Jitendra Pande (43), who works Pre-auth Treated with unaided private schools in District Gondiya, was diagnosed with a 788 717 heart problem last year. Since No- Bhandara 551 492 vember 2013, he has regularly been Gondiya 865 going to the district office of RGJAY Chandrapur 951 642 619 at the district head quarters. Every Gadchiroli 534 time, he has been given some med- Nandurbar 582 icine and told that his surgery will

Medical treatments performed

diture of Rs.581 crore has been incurred and 80 per cent of the bills have been paid. Raising a supplementary query, Ashish Shelar (BJP) argued that only 10 to 15 lakh health cards have been distributed to the beneficiaries under the scheme. Khan, however, contended that more than 50 lakh health cards have been


Rs.333 per family per year against an insurance cover of Rs.1.50 lakh to bag this tender, not realizing that it was under quoted and meant huge outgoing expense. Now this company has hired foreign returned post-graduate doctors as executive doctors to cross check the insurance claims.Every application that does not qualify on some technical ground or the other, saves National Insurance Company up to Rs.1.50 lakh.

According to the Health Department’s reports, an estimated 6,791 patients who were identified as authentic beneficiaries of the RGJAY scheme could not get their surgeries done due to multiple reasons, including reluctance on the part of private and government hospitals. Many patients have therefore been waiting for months for their turn for medical surgery at the few empaneled hospitals designated by the state government and incorporated under this scheme. However, the waiting list figures provided by the state health department is just the tip of iceberg as many tens of thousand of patients across the state have been making the rounds of district civil hospitals to enroll their names or to the tehsil offices to make corrections in ration cards and arranging of other documents. These patients are struggling at various levels of the scrutiny process and the state has no data on it.

Poll strategy?



The state government’s ambitious ‘cashless’ health scheme, the Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana (RGJAY) to develop a healthcare system along the lines of United States, (as the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister late YSR Reddy also did) is struggling to survive, and so are thousands of patients who otherwise cannot afford complicated life-saving surgeries, discovers Vishnudas Sheshrao

Sumit (6 years and three months old) a cardiac patient, son of Nilesh Kadam, resident of Wada in Satara district. His diagnostic tests had been done four months ago and he needs cardiac surgery. For the last five months, his father has been making the rounds of the local tehsil office and the RGJAY office to make the correct documentation. His application was not accepted because the local tehsildar wrote the date under his signature. RGJAY officials rejected the application stating that the date in the ration card should have been written at the top right hand corner of the page. clude every family member's name, or not renewed at all. On several occasions, insurance and consequently, medical treatment is denied to authentic beneficiaries only because the name of the patient was not visible enough or there was no date visible on the ration card, there was a difference in name or the spelling or ration card is not stamped and signed by issuing authority.

These executive doctors, as third party auditors on behalf of the insurance company, have been denying claims on smallest of the small grounds like – concerned doctor did not hang stethoscope around his neck in the photograph, no video clip of the operation, no post surgery X-ray with visible stitches, or photograph of the doctor or hospital authorities giving bus fare to home destination in cash to the patient not attached in the file. Private and government hospitals, where the core competency is to be in surgeries and medicine have had to open computer room and photo studios in hospitals to make documents for the insurance files. In one case, the claim file was simply returned to the hospital as it did not have a photo of the medicine which was injected into the patient before the heart-related operation. After four days, hospital managed to send the file back along with photo of the wrapper of relevant injected medicine. Again, the file was returned by the insurance company with the remark that the bar code on the wrapper of the medicine was not visible. In the meanwhile, the cleaning staff at the hospital had thrown away the wrapper with the garbage. The file is still making its rounds.

Large unpaid bills Deputy Chief Executive Officer of RGJAY, Ajay Gulhane, admitted to delays in the payment of bills by the insurance company. He said, “As per the rule, the payment of medical treatment should be done within 14 working days. However, this is not being followed, so naturally some hospitals are not happy with it.” In Solapur district, Zilla Parishad officials said that bills from two hospital amounting to Rs.90 lakh each are pending and bills totalling Rs.1 crore from the Barshi Cancer Hospital’s are pending with insurance company. He said, “Even hospitals need to pay the bills of medical experts, mediacl and administrative staff, monthly outgoings.”

Hospitals too feeling discriminated against

Besides payment issues, hospitals are complaining of inequality in payment slabs. For the same type of surgery, different hospital are paid different packages. The state has classified hospitals into five categories, A, B, C, D, and E (not applicable or empanelled). This classification is done on the basis of infrastructure available at hospitals. For a particular surgery, an A category hospital gets Rs.100 whereas a B category gets Rs.90, a C category gets Rs.80 and a D category hospital gets Rs.70. Therefore hospitals which fall under the B, C Those who are issued with ration card after April 2013 are not and D categories, and their number is large, are not willing to eligible for RGJAY, despite falling within the specified income work under the RGJAY scheme. group, as the state government had paid insurance premium Consequently, many hospitals have stopped conducting to the insurance company on the data of ration card available health camps and are reluctant to carry surgeries due to payas on April 1, 2013. ment delays and discrimination. However, because of this, it According to officials, the state paid the premium for 29 is the patients who continue to suffer and are forced to take million families of the state at Rs.333 per family per year. rounds of various hospitals in the hope that the RGJAY will Every family would get cover of Rs.1.50 lakh and the facility give them a new lease of life. This scheme is being popularised and promoted as ‘cashless will be applicable only with empanelled hospitals. There are medication’ in the slogans, announcing that the insurance total 475 empanelled hospitals (400 private and 75 governcompany will pay for bed charges, nursing and boarding, sur- ment hospitals) across the state. geons, anesthetists, medicals practitioners, consultants fees, total patients who were identified as authenticate blood, oxygen, OT charges, cost of surgical appliance, medbeneficiary of this scheme are waiting for their turn for operation, ical and drugs, X-ray, food and one time transport fare from among them are: home to hospitals as per tariff of State Transport (ST) Corpo- Some of the surgeries like hernia, vaginal or abdominal hysration. However, several diagnostic tests have not been in- terectomy, appendectomy, cholecystectomy, and discectomy patients awaiting urgent cardiac and cardiothoracic surgery cluded in the package and that is creating confusion between are conducted only at government hospitals. Consequently, the hospitals and the patients, with complaints and counter patients in remote area of Gadchiroli or Dhule have to travel patients of cardiology are waiting for tests and evaluation all the way to either Nagpur or to Mumbai which is not feasicomplaints being filed. ble for them. Some of these surgeries which are life-saving patients for treatment of genitourinary system and need to be carried out on an emergency basis become even more complicated due to long waiting list at the hospiIn about 45 days, this scheme will celebrate its second an- tals and the travel to big cities where food and accommodapatients for general surgery niversary. However, the state could not issue the much-touted tion become unaffordable. patients for neurology complaints Health Card to more than 35 to 40 per cent of the people who qualify for the scheme. Even these were issued in Mumbai patients for neurosurgery and have still to cover the rest of Maharashtra. Even though the Ration card is declared as an option to the Health Card, The National Insurance Company, which is entrusted with the problems arise when the Ration card is not updated to in- the insurance of this scheme, ambitiously quoted a premium

Flawed eligibility criteria

Good scheme if correctly implemented


Not viable for some

Report card

Overambitious and impractical scheme?

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given to the beneficiaries. She added that more ailments have been added to the RGJAY list. The minister added that the government now has asked the district collectors to send the monthly report on issuing of health cards. Pre-authentication of cases under RGJAY is being done within 24 hours.

Rains delayed, mercury touches 38

umbai has to wait unusually longer for monsoon this year as it has been delayed and weaker due to depression in the Arabian Sea in the proximity of Oman and its cascading effects, Regional Meteorological Center officials (RMC) said. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, monsoon will reach Goa and coastal region of Maharashtra in 23 days. Again it will take two more days to reach Mumbai. Meanwhile, Mumbaikars have to bear heavy humidity, heat and sweating, till monsoon arrives. According to IMD, temperature at Colaba was recorded 34.4 degrees celsius maximum and 28 de- An ongoing football match is stopped due to a sudden vortex, at the Oval Maidan.

grees celsius minimum on Tuesday. Temperature had increased by average 2 degrees celsius in Colaba as compared to that of Monday. Similarily, Santacruz recorded maximum temperature of 38 degrees celsius and minimum temperature of 30 degrees celsius. Santacruz also recorded increase in maximum temperature by 3 degrees celsius. Earlier in May, during the formation of monsoon stream in Bay of Bengal, a low pressure belt had developed there which absorbed moisture from the monsoon clouds. Consequently, main stream of monsoon coming from Bay of Bengal became weak. RMC Director V.K. Rajeev said, “Monsoon has reached Goa.”

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Apart from textbooks, there are also the Digests to make study easier.



There are spectacularly colourful raincoats to suit all sizes and budgets.

These little ones stand lost and engrossed before a range of school bags.



t is that time of the year when parents head to bookstores and to all those shops selling uniforms and raincoats, and schoolbags and water bottles. Azad Shrivastav caught Mums and Dads, with their kids in tow, as they all went about from outlet to outlet in Dadar, equipping their children for the year in class, being choosy and particular as only parents can. By agreement, some stores are providing readymade uniforms for schools in the vicinity, making life much easier for all. The variety this year of raincoats, bags and water bottles have kids really spoiled for choice, as these pics clearly reveal.

Readymade uniforms of schools in the vicinity are on display at most shops this year

A mother and father inspecting the range of geometry boxes.

The array of colourful water bottles has this little girl in awe.

A couple of school kids and their parents are just delighted with their new uniforms.

Making the final transactions for her baby is this satisfied mom.


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I have changed my name from Himmatlal Parmar to “Himat Parmar� as per Affidavit dated 19th May’ 2014. C-9988

I have changed my name from “Sonalben Gandhi� to “Sonal Gandhi� as per Affidavit dated 19th May’ 2014. C-9990

I have changed my name from Mohd Javed to Javed Mansuri by deed poll Affidavit. C-10006

I have changed my name from “Mahadev Raghunath Kamble� to “Mahadev Raghunath Wagholikar� as per Affidavit dated 13th May’ 2014. C-9991

I have changed my name from Lubna Zahir Ahmed to Lubna Zaheer Ahmed Ansari by deed poll Affidavit. C-10007

I have changed my name from “Zainul Aabedin Amir Saheb Saiyed� to “Zainuddin Amir Sayyed� as per Affidavit dated 10th June’ 2014. C-9992 I have changed my name from “Severine Santane Dsliva � to “Saherin Anthony Dsouza� as per Affidavit dated 23rd May’ 2014. C-9993 I have changed my name from Vanessa Peter D'souza to Zahra Afzal Khan as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No.(U-36396). C-9994


I have changed my name from Anwar Shaikh to Anwarhussain Shaikh as per deedpoll Affidavit dated 9th June 2014. C-9996

I have changed my name from Mohd Rayees Mohd Sajid, to ‘Mr. Mohammed Rais Sajid Merchant’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 05/06/2014. C-9965

I have changed my name from Najma Bi Abdul Ghani to Najma Abdul Ghani as per Affidavit dated 09-06-2014. C-9950

I have changed my name from Badshah Mastan Shaikh, to ‘Anis Mastan Qureshi’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 10/06/2014. C-9966

I have changed my name from “Y Padmavathi� to “Padma Bhagwati Yanala� as per Affidavit dated 10th June’ 2014. C-9981


C-10004 I have changed my name from Nilofar Mohd Javed to Nilofar Javed Mansuri by deed poll Affidavit. C-10005

I have changed my name from Noorunisa Shaikh to Noorunissa Shaikh as per deedpoll Affidavit dated 9th June 2014. C-9995

I have changed my name from “Y Bhagavathi Reddy� to “Bhagwati Gopal Yanala� as per Affidavit dated 10th June 2014.

I have changed my name from Izhar Husain Ansar Husain to Izhar Husain Ansar Husain Shaikh by deed poll Affidavit.

I have changed my name from Sneha to “Sneha Upadhyay� as per Affidavit dated 19th May’ 2014. C-9989

I have changed my name from “Y Naresh Reddy� to “Naresh Bhagwati Yanala� as per Affidavit dated 10th June’ 2014.

I Mrs. Duraiya Enayatali Beguwala have changed the name of my minor daughter from Mariya Krishna Pai to Mariya Beguwala (Gazette No. U-32502 dated;Nov.8 -14, 2012). C-9949

I have changed my name from Aarti Shewakram Nagdev to Ritu Monish Chandwani as per Maharashtra Gazette No. (U8169). C-10000

I have changed my name from Mohamad Shadik Gulamnabi Solanki to Mohammed Sadik Gulamnabi Solanki as per the Affidavit dated 7th June 2014. C-9997

I have changed my name from Shaibag Khan to Shabaz Khan as per Affidavit C-10015 I have changed my name from Parveez Khan to Parvez Khan as per Affidavit C-10016 I have changed my name from Khajamiya Gulam Husen to Khajamiya Gulam Husen Qureshi as per Affidavit C-10017 I have changed my name from Sufiyan Shaikh to Sufiyan Qureshi as per Affidavit C-10018 I have changed my name from Khwajamiya Gulam Husain Shaikh to Khajamiya Gulam Husain Qureshi as per Affidavit C-10019 I have changed my name from Amina Banu Shaikh to Amina Qureshi as per Affidavit C-10020 I have changed my name from Suma Mogebettu to Suma Prasad Shetty as per Affidavit C-10021 I have changed my name from Ananya Saheta to Ananya Arora as per Affidavit C-10022 I have changed my name from Pinky Saheta to Pinky Dhananjay Arora as per Affidavit C-10023 I have changed my name from Gulam Hussain Kamber Latifi to Gulam Hussain Kamber Latify as per Affidavit C-10024 I have changed my name from Nitin Shashikant Todkari to Vinit Shashikant Todkari as per Affidavit C-10025 I have changed my name from Gulshan Behal to Sushma R Khanna as per Affidavit C-10026

I have changed my name from Junaith Zaheer Ahmed Ansari to Juned Zaheer Ahmed Ansari by deed poll Affidavit. C-10008

I have changed my name from Sanju Suresh Bovalekar to Sanju Suresh Bovlekar as per Affidavit C-10027

I Sabreen Javed Sayad have changed my name to Sabreen Javed Sayed vide Affidavit dated 7 June 2014. C-10009

I have changed my name from Uttam Jain to Uttamchand Shanklesha as per Affidavit C-10028

I have changed my name from Firoz Ahmed Mushtaque Ahmed to Firoz Ahmed Mushtaque Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit C-10010 I have changed my name from Abdul Gani to Abdul Gani Shaikh as per Affidavit C-10011 I have changed my name from Mohamad Noor Ahmed to Abdul Sattar Shaikh as per Affidavit C-10012 I have changed my name from Khalik Ahmad Ansari to Khalique Ahmed Ansari as per Affidavit C-10013 I have changed my name from Fehmida Khalique Ahmed to Fehmida Khatun Khalique Ahmed Ansari as per Affidavit C-10014

I have changed my name from Aeysha Anwar Khan to Ayesha Anwar Khan as per Affidavit C-10029 I have changed my name from Mohamed Husen Ibrahim Memon to Mohamed Husen Ibrahim Bambote as per Affidavit C-10030 I have changed my name from Imtiyaz Abdul Rehman to Motiwala Imtiyaz Abdul Rehman as per Affidavit C-10031 I have changed my name from Rajendra Kumar Sarjudas to Rajendra Sarju Gomes as per Affidavit C-10032 I have changed my name from Mr. Malavikaveettil Rohan to Mr. Rohan Raghavan Nair as per Deedpoll Affidavit C-10033

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Govt to set up police checkposts along state coastline By Prashant Hamine


he state government will set up police check posts in phases at prominent beaches along the 720 km coastline of the state, said Minister for Home R.R. Patil in the legislative council yesterday while replying to supplementary queries raised on a starred question by Prakash Binsale (NCP) and others. Replying to queries, the Minister for Home stated that the government will seek information on technology and infrastructure related to safety and security of tourists on beaches around the world. He stated that often due to monetary constraints and other demands on the department, such beach safety norms cannot be implemented. Patil said that even the Tourism department is unable to allocate funds for such projects given its other priorities. Intervening in the debate, Minister for Tourism Chhagan Bhujbal stated that the Tourism department has

been asked to study the aspect of beach security in other countries like setting up watch towers, deploying ambulances, installing loudspeakers, life guards and other facilities. An agency is already working in the tourism sector of the neighbouring state of Goa. Patil stated that since 2003, 122 people have lost their lives at beaches and tourist spots along the coast line of Raigad district. He said that the issue requires co-ordination and allocation of financial resources from the Home, Tourism and Rural Development Departments. Patil added that the the government has deployed rescue boats and life guards at popular beaches along the Raigad coastline. Intervening in the debate, Jayant Patil (PWPI) stated that the tourist footfalls on four major beaches like Alibaug, Nagaon, Borli, Kashid, Murud-Janjira, Dive-Agar and Harihareshwar has increased from 400 tourists to 2,000 tourists daily.

Modernising the police syllabus, finally! CITY


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By Prashant Hamine


he state government will set up a high level committee in cyber crime, wireless communication and modern crime to draw up a syllabus and to impart modern policing techniques to its recruits. This was stated by Minister for Home R.R. Patil yesterday in the Legislative Council while replying to supplementary questions on a starred question raised by Vijay Girkar (BJP) and others. Replying to the supplementary queries, the Patil said that the committee would take into account the change in policing techniques in the other countries, provide in-house training and recognises the need to amend certain provisions in the law. Patil added that the government also needs to amend the recruitment rules as now even candidates with engineering degree and diplomas are applying for police constable vacancies. He said that the government

Police job aspirants at the Naigaon police grounds. Patil stated that as of now gives priority to recruitment of skilled manpower when it there are 1,396 vacancies in comes to technical posts as in the state wireless communicase of Economic Offences cation department. He deWing, Cyber Cell and added nied that 98 personnel from that space for such highly the police wireless departqualified people shall be cre- ment had quit due to fatigue ated in the police force. and workload. The Minister

for Home stated that employees have left for better paid jobs in multinational companies. He further added that the recruitment process shall start and the vacancies shall be filled up in the next two months.

Government not to withdraw Facebook cases By Prashant Hamine


he state government will not withdraw cases lodged against those indulging in rioting, sharing or liking defamatory posts in social media platforms like Facebook related to deities, Shivaji Maharaj, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, late Bal Thackeray and others. The government will also undertake publicity campaign in order

to spread awareness amongst the people with the help of voluntary organisations and political parties. This was stated in the legislative council yesterday by Minister for Home R.R. Patil over a rule 289 motion sought to be moved by Diwakar Raote and Ramdas Kadam (Shiv Sena). Council chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh however disallowed the opposition demand to

set aside the business agenda before the house for the rest of the day and hold debate on the motion. Making a statement, the Minister for Home stated that in all 298 cases have been registered across the state over defamatory content posted on social media sites like Facebook on May 31 and June 8. In all public property worth Rs.3.45 crore was damaged and destroyed

Hospitalised bikers booked By Zuber Ansari


n FIR has been registered against the three teenagers who were recklessly riding their bike around the BKC police station and lost control, raming into the divider while they attempted to turn at the comple. It is suspected that they were racing with other bikers, and have been booked for rash driving and endangerment. Two of the boys are in a serious condition. According to the police, Siddhesh Mahadik was riding the bike at the time of the accident and Adnan Ali, and P. Tejas were riding pillion. They

are all aged between 18–20 years. Siddesh is being treated at the civic-run Bhabha Hospital while Tejas and Adnan who are in a serious condition were admitted to two different private hospials. The police suspect that there was a race the night of the accident, because every Monday and Saturday night, the police have been keeping a close watch on bikers racing from Kala Nagar Junction to Kurla. At the time of the accident, it was about 11.40 pm and the roads were empty. The police said, “Siddhesh was riding the bike at high speed while Tejas and Adnan were pillion riders. While tak-

ing a turn near the National Stock Exchange, Siddesh lost control and dashed into a divider." The trio was rushed to nearby hospitals, said the police. “The three have been booked under IPC 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. Eyewitnesses who took them to Bhabha Hospital told the police that after the accident, the trio were went unconscious, their heads and chests were bleeding. They suspect Siddhesh has lost both his legs.

in the rioting that took place on the two days. He added that now anti-social elements are misusing these social media platforms with a view to provoke the people and create instability. Patil further added that the police with the help of NASSCOM has set up cyber cells to monitor the internet at Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Navi Mumbai. More such cells are being set up at Nagpur, Aurangabad

and Nashik. Patil stated that the state government on its own does not have powers to seek Internet Protocol (IP) addresses as the servers are located in the USA. He added that the state has sought the help of the Computer Emergency Response Team of the centre which so far has blocked such defamatory content on the social media platforms. He urged the people not to share,

forward or like such defamatory content received by them on their mobile phones or social media platforms. Patil added that the people on the contrary should forward the same to the police. The Minister for Home disclosed that the government is seeking the help of local experts and if need be will also seek help of foreign experts and is in touch with the central government over the issue.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Mr. Raghavan Edavalath to Mr. Raghavan Kelu Nair as per Deedpoll Affidavit C-10034 I have changed my name from Jasu Ramesh to Jijabai Ramesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-10035 I have changed my name from Kusum Ramesh to Kusum Ramesh Patel to Zarine Abdul Zahid Siddiqui as per Affidavit. C-10036 I have changed my name from Kirit Laxmichand Shah to Kirti Laxmichand Shah as per Affidavit C-10037 I have changed my name from Kiritkumar Laxmichand Shah to Kirti Laxmichand Shah as per Affidavit C-10038 I have changed my name from Nayana Ramniklal Pandya to Nayna Shravankumar Singh as per Affidavit C-10039 We Munir Ali Shaikh and Mariyambi Shaikh our minor daughters name from Kahnkasha Banu Munees Ali Shaikh to Kahkasha Munir Ali Shaikh as per Affidavit C-10040 I have changed my name from Silvi Muthu to Siluvai Muthu as per Affidavit C-10041 I have changed my name from K. Akash to Akash Rajan Nair as per Affidavit C-10042 I have changed my name from Preti Paramjit Singh to Preeti Kaur Paramjeet Singh Arora as per Affidavit C-10043 I have changed my name from Pramod Kumar Jajoo to Pramod Jajoo as per Affidavit C-10044 I have changed my name from Mohammad Mustafa Rahemani to Abdul Mustafa Rehmani as per Affidavit C-10045 I have changed my name from Susan Hubert Michael to Susan Fernandes as per Affidavit C-10046 I have changed my name from Ashok Kumar Tripathi to Ashok Radheshyam Tiwari as per Affidavit C-10047 I have changed my name from Radheshyam Tripathi to Radheshyam Tiwari as per Affidavit C-10048 I have changed my name from Inder Dalamal Narsinghani to Inder Dhalamal Narsinghani as per Affidavit C-10049 We have changed our minor child name from Shayan Salman Pathan to Shayan Ayub Kodare as per Affidavit C-10050 I have changed my name from Kumari Mausami Ramnaresh Singh to Mausami Ramnaresh Singh as per Affidavit C-10051

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CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Damji Govindbhai Gala to Damji Govindji Gala as per Affidavit C-10052 I have changed name from Minaben to Meena Bhupesh Pandya as per Affidavit C-10053 I have changed my name from Bhupeshbhai Manishankar Pandya to Bhupesh Manishanker Pandya as per Affidavit C-10054 I have changed my name from Syman Francis Montero to Simon Francis Monteiro as per Affidavit C-10055 I have changed my name from Anitha Malavikaveettil to Anitha Raghavan Nair as per Affidavit C-10056 I have changed my name from Velentina Joseph Dsouza & Velenteena Joseph Dsouza to Manasi Prakash Bhosale as per Affidavit C-10057 I have changed my name from Mohammed Faisal Khanan Jaffar Shaikh & Mohmmed Faisal Shaikh to Mohd Faisal Jafar Khan as per Affidavit C-10058 I have changed my name from Khanan Jaffar Shaikh to Mohammed Jafar Khan as per Affidavit C-10059 I have changed my name from Mahejabin Khanan Shaikh & Mahejabin Shaikh to Mehajabi Jafar Khan as per Affidavit C-10060 I have changed my name from Sy. Jamila to Jamila Begum Sayyed as per Affidavit C-10061 I have changed my name from Azad Devi Madanlal Jain to Azad Devi Madanlal Jain Soni as per Affidavit C-10062 I have changed my name from Madanlal Roshanlal Jain to Madanlal Roshanlal Jain Soni as per Affidavit C-10063 I have changed my name from Dhavalkumar Himmatbhai Savani to Dhaval Himmatbhai Savani as per Affidavit C-10064 I have changed my name from Mohamed Faruq Memon to Faruk Memon as per Affidavit C-10065 I have changed my name from Madhuri Ramesh Mayekar to Nisha Naresh Shipurkar as per Affidavit dated: 10/06/2014 C-10066 I have changed my name from Saesta Usman Ali Shaikh to Shahista Mohammed Mustak Shaikh as Per Affidavit dated: 10/06/2014 C-10067 I have changed my name from Ayodhya Singh to Ayodhya Chauhan as per Affidavit C-10068 I have changed my name from Jaspal Gill to Jaspal Singh Gill as per Affidavit C-10069


I have changed my name from Dulal Mandal to Dulal Kumar Mandal as per Affidavit C-10070 I have changed my name from Ali Broachwala to Aliasgar Qutbuddin Broachwala as per Affidavit C-10071

I have changed my name from Laxmibai Navinchandra Soni to Laxmi Navinchandra Soni as per Affidavit. C-10087

I Philomin Molly Quadros have changed my name to Molly Joseph Quadros as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10106

I have changed my name from Laxmiben Hirji Rambhia to Laxmi Navinchandra Soni as per Affidavit. C-10088

I Kalpana Surendra Jain have changed my name to Kalpana Surendra Chandaliya as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 07/05/14 C-10107

I have changed my name from Bishnu Das Rana Das to Vishnu Rana Das as per Affidavit C-10072

I have changed my name from Vijay Sunder Hegade to Vijay Sunder Hegde as per Affidavit. C-10089

I have changed my name from Mrs. Khurshid Banu Mohammed Shafi Shaikh to Mrs. Khurshid Mohammed Shafi Shaikh as per Affidavit

I have changed my name from Anurag Devanand to Anurag Devanand Sughandhi as per Affidavit. C-10090

C-10073 I have changed my name from Mrs. Khurshid Banoo Mohammed Shafi to Mrs. Khurshid Mohammed Shafi Shaikh as per Affidavit C-10074 I have changed my name from Mr. Mehbubbhai S.Mecnojia to Mr.Mehmood Meknogia as per Deedpool Affidavit C-10075 I have changed my name from Mrs.Shakila Mecnojia to Mrs. Shakila Mehmood Meknogia as per Deedpoll Affidavit C-10076 I have changed my name from Yasmeen Shaikh to Yasmeen Rehmatali Sayyed as per deed pool Affidavit C-10077 I Ms. Yasmeen Sayyed have changed my son name from Zaid Shaikh to Zaid Yasmeen Sayyed as per deed poll Affidavit C-10078 I have changed my name from Mohd Hamza Shaikh to Mohammed Hamza Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-10079 I have changed my name from Mohd. Owais Shaikh to Mohammed Owais Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-10080

I Mr. Jagdish Narsinhdas Bhatia have changed my name to Mr. Jagdish Narsinhdas Bathia as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10125

I have changed my name from Lassi Ridhi Suresh to Nanjani Ridhi Suresh as per Affidavit. C-10091

I Sandipkumar Pravinbhai Raiyani Have changed my name to Sandip Pravinbhai Raiyani as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No. X84675 dated: 27/03/14 C-10109

I Mr. Arbind Kumar Nirala have changed my name to Mr. Arvind Kumar Nirala as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10126

I have changed my name from Ansari Nisar Ahemed to Ansari Mohammad Ishaq as per Affidavit. C-10092

I Ashokkumar Ramkedar Kanojiya have changed my name to Ashok Ramkedar Kanojiya as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/06/14

I have changed my name from Chawla Dhriti Mahesh to Chawla Bharti Mahesh as per Affidavit. C-10093 I have changed my name from Mr. Mohammad Azam Zeyauddin to Mr. Mohammad Azam Zeyauddin Shaikh as per Affidavit C-10094

C-10110 I Mr. Sanjay Dilip Devrukhakar have changed my name to Mr. Sanjay Dilip Devrukhkar as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/06/2014 C-10111 I Mr. Dilip Waman Devrukhakar have changed my name to Mr. Dilip Waman Devrukhkar as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/06/14

I Rohitkumar Ramkhilavan have changed my name to Rohit Ramkhilavan Prajapati as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10129

I have changed my name from Miss. Bhaiji Munisa Begum Abdul Latif to Mrs. Munisa Ibrahim Idrusi as per Affidavit C-10096

I Mrs. Sunita Dilip Devrukhakar have changed my name to Mrs. Sunita Dilip Devrukhkar as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/06/14

I Tanmay Manoj have changed my name to Tanmay Manoj Sharma as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10131

I have changed my name from Mr. Shaikh Khalid Ahmed Shaikh Mohiuddin to Mr. Khalid Ahmed Mohiuddin Shaikh as per Affidavit C-10097


I have changed my name from Aiyyaz Mehboob Qureshi to Aiyaz Mehboob Qureshi as per Affidavit C-10098

I Anaruli Shaikh have changed my name to Anarul Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10114 I Dattatray Gite have changed my name to Dattu Gite as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10115

I have changed my name from Mohammadgous Shaikh to Shabuddin Shaikh as per Affidavit C-10100 I have changed my name from Jamir Ahmed Khan to Zamir Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit C-10101

I Vinod Kumar Fojdar @ Vinod Kumar have changed my name to Vinod Fojdar Patwa as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10118

I have changed my name from Sandip Sadashiv Joshi to Sandeep Sadashiv Joshi as per Affidavit C-10102

I Mithalal Jaiswal have changed my name to Mithailal Jaiswal as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10119

I have changed my name from Surjeet Manojit Chakrawarti to Surjeet Montu Chakraborty as per Affidavit C-10084

I have changed my name from Ashwini Kumar Narbheram Thakar to Ashwinkumar Narbheram Thakar as per Affidavit C-10103

I Sailesh Shankarlal Katira have changed my name to Shailesh Shankarlal Katira as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10120

I have changed my name from Banashree Manjit Chakraborty to Banashree Manojit Chakraborty as per Affidavit C-10085

I Dimple Dalwani have changed my name to Mrs. Deepti Sharma as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/06/14 C-10104

I have changed my name from Cherylann Pascal Noronha to Cherylann Kestar Cardozo as per Affidavit C-10086

I Sunita Janardan Mulay have changed my name to Rohini Vidyadhar Gokhale as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/06/14 C-10105

I have changed my name from Debshri Monto Chakravarty to Debushri Montu Chakraborty as per Affidavit C-10083

I Mohammad Ayub Mohammad Kabir Sheikh have changed my name to Ayub Mohammad Kabir Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10128


I Bhikchand Suwalal Lodha have changed my name to Nandlal Suwalal Lodha as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10117


I Mr. Vijay Kumar Jayantilal Parekh have changed my name to Mr. Vijay Jayantilal Parekh as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10127

I Mohammad Akram have changed my name to Mohammad Akram Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10130

I have changed my name from Sain Waseem Md Arif to Mr. Wasim Mohd Arif Sain as per Affidavit C-10095

I Ramesh Ambayagar Padachi have changed my name to Ramesh Ambayagar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10116

I have changed my name from Shaukatali Gulamabbas Chhatrani to Shaukatali Gulamabbas Chatrani as per Affidavit C-10082

I Mrs. Mehrunissa Riyaz Bijle have changed my name to Mrs. Meherunnisa Riyaz Bijle as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10124

I Surendra Rajmalji Jain have changed my name to Surendra Rajmalji Chandaliya as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 07/05/14 C-10108

I have changed my name from Ameen Shaikh to Amin Shaikh as per Affidavit C-10099

I Mariyam Abdul Aziz Lakdawala have changed my son name from Mohomed Mustafa Abdul Aziz Lakdawala to Mohammed Mustafa Abdul Aziz Lakdawala as per Affidavit Dt. 04-06-2014.

I Rajeshkumar Sundarlal Mehta have changed my name to Rajesh Sundarlal Mehta as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 09/06/14 C-10123

I Jayantbhai Devraj Maru have changed my name to Jayant Devraj Maru as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10121 I Pritiben Bhupendralal Mithaiwala have changed my name to Priti Bhupendralal Mithaiwala as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 09/06/14 C-10122

I Manoj have changed my name to Manoj Sharma as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10132 I Suman have changed my name to Suman Sharma as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10133 I Desai Mayankumar Kanakrai have changed my name to Desai Mayank Kanakrai as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/06/14 C-10134 I Jayaben Vasant Chheda have changed my name to Jaya Vasant Chheda as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10135 I Dodia Vimlesh Mansukhlal have changed my name to Dodhia Vimlesh Mansukhlal as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10136 I Rajendra Kumar Maganlal Simalkar have changed my name to Rajendra Maganlal Simalkar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-10137 I Sonal Bhandawat Agarwal have changed my name to Sonal Bhandawat as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/06/14 C-10138 I Thakur Rani Virendra Singh have changed my name to Rani Virendra Singh as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 10/06/14 C-10139 I Ajit Pratap Shridhar Singh have changed my name to Ajit Shridhar Singh as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 10/06/14 C-10140

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Campa deadline: Only 72 hours! By Khushboo Panjabi


he Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday evening served notices to the residents of Campa Cola Compound's illegal flats to hand over their keys to the civic body by June 12 or face “legal action”. In the notice served, the civic administration said, “As the period granted by the Supreme Court has already expired, you are hereby once again called upon to quit and vacate the premises in your

occupation/possession along with your belongings within 72 hours and deliver peaceful possession to BMC in order (that it may) carry out the directions of Supreme Court.” The letter further directed the residents saying, “The keys would be collected between 10.30 am and 5 pm from June 10 to June 12 in the office of Assistant Engineer, G Ward. In the event of the failure to hand over the keys along with physical possession, further legal action will be taken against you.”

Penalise builder, BMC officials: Raj Thackeray

Soon after Lata Mangeshkar's tweet on Monday, MNS chief Raj Thackeray has also come forward to support the residents of Worli's Campa Cola Compound. Thackaray said action should also be taken against the BMC officials and builder before evicting the residents and razing the illegally constructed floors. Mangeshkar on Monday tweeted, “I want to say only one thing to the Maharashtra government with regards the Campa Cola Compound. If the homes of these residents are razed, thousands of people will be rendered homeless, that includes children and senior citizens.” Mangeshkar said that the residents should not be penalised for the wrong committed by the builders. The singer too has a flat on the 18th floor of the Esha Ekta Apartments – part of the Campa Cola Society – which is currently occupied by her nephew, Adinath, son of music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar.

Panvel MLA against Kharghar toll By Khushboo Panjabi


anvel MLA Prashant Thakur has taken a firm stand against the toll plaza which is likely to come up at the Kamothe-Kharghar junction in Navi Mumbai. Thakur has written a letter to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, seeking reconsideration of the proposed toll plaza. A copy of the letter has also been sent to state PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal and PWD's minister of state Ranjit Kamble.Prashant Thakur said, “The toll plaza at

the Kharghar junction, which is going to set up to recover the Rs.1,220-crore expenditure incurred for highway widening and concretisation project by the PWD, will cause great problem to the residents of Kalamboli, Kharghar and Kamothe.” He added, “The citizens also have to pay the Vashi toll. Not everyone can afford to pay so many tolls.” Thakur added, “If the proposal is not scrapped, we will protest against it on a large scale.”

Last date for correction has passed CITY


Saboo Siddik College students have computer engineering papers evaluated for 25 marks instead of 50, but state board says it cannot correct error this year

By Yatin Ingle


hile the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) had declared the results of polytechnic fraternity in time, it has failed to cross check the awarding of marks thoroughly. In one case, around 50 students from M.H. Saboo Siddik College of Polytechnic and Engineering had to suffer as they have been given wrong marks. A professor who had conducted the exams for around 50 students evaluated their papers for 25 marks in the final year of Diploma in Computer Engineering (DCE). The subject actually carried 50 marks. Despite the mistake, the results were declared and students

have nearly lost 10 per cent in their results due to this goof up. A student, on condition of anonymity told the ADC: “We were shocked to notice that we were evaluated for lesser marks which has affected out overall performance. The MSBTE should immediately address this mistake and save us from getting lesser marks.” The students reported the matter to their college principal. The principal then asked the concerned faculty for clarification. Though the college issued a letter to the MSBTE for the change in marks, no action has been taken yet by the department. The MSBTE claims that the last date for change and correction of marks has

already passed and now the students can only change the marks next year. This has affected the careers and scores of the students. The Prahar Students Organization is now pursuing the matter. Manoj Tekade, President. Prahar Students Organization said, “The MSBTE has not taken any action on this major goof up. It has been more than four months but the marks have remained unchanged. How can the department declare results with such mistakes? And now it is prolonging the process to change the marks. The MSBTE should work on this issue immediately and save the careers of the students!” Vinod Mohitkar, Secretary, MSBTE, was not available for comment.



N OT I C E PUBLIC NOTICE 1. Description of property Taluka Vasai and District Thane sub class and Sub-Registrar, Thane, situated and lying and being at Village Nilemore and within limit of Group Gram panchayat of Nilemore Anchole, Nilemore Panchal Nagar Co-op Hsg Soc., Description of Flat No. 8, Ground Floor Nalasopara, Dist Thane. Survey No.

Hiss No.


46,60,61,63 (part) and 64


34.58 sq. mtrs.

2. As described above property agreement for sale dated 12.06.1983 executed between Leela Vinod Panchal "the Builder" therein and Mrs. Shakuntala Chandrakant Karande "the Purchaser" therein, has purchased the above property. 3. My clients SMT. MANISHA MANOHAR POTDAR & SHRI GAJANAN MANOHAR POTDAR has purchased the above property and has lost the original chain of document i.e. Agreement for Sale dated 12.06.1983 executed between Leela Vinod Panchal "the Builder" therein and Mrs. Shakuntala Chandrakant Karande "the Purchaser" therein. 4. My client has also logged police complaint in Malad (W) Police Station having complaint No. 1354/14 dated 21.04.2014. My client has not misused or mortagaged the said Agreement for any kind of loan purpose. Advocate Dharmersh S. Jain A/401, Gokul Building Goraswadi Malad (W) Mumbai – 400 064 Mob. 9820567878

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice hereby given that my client proposing to purchase and acquire from Mr. Ajit Bhalchandra Surve, Mr. Kishor Bhalchandra Surve and Mr. Vishwajeet Bhalchandra Surve a Non-agricultural plot of land and R. C. C. constructed house having No. 1674 constructed thereon Plot No. 43, Gut No. 142, Survey No. 50, Hissa No. 2 having area 363.58 sq. mtrs. situated at Village Vangni, Tal. Ambernath, Dist. Thane. Any person/s having any right, title, benefit, interest, claim or demand of any nature whatsoever in respect of the said plot and/or the house constructed thereon by way of sell, exchange, mortgage, lien, charge, inheritance, gift, maintenance, heirship, easement, Trust, tenancy, sub-tenancy, Leave and License, occupation, possession, family arrangement/ settlement, contracts/ agreements or otherwise of whatsoever nature are hereby require to make the same known in writing along with documentary evidence in respect of such claim if any to the undersigned at the address mentioned below within 14 days from the date hereby failing which such right, title, benefit, interest, claim and/or demand if any shall deem to have been waived and my client shall proceed and acquire the property by entering into Agreement for Sale and Conveyance and/or such other incidental documents. Schedule of property All that piece and parcel of land bearing Non-agricultural Plot No. 43, Gut No. 142, Survey No. 50, Hissa No. 2, area 363.58 sq. mtrs. along with constructed R. C. C. house having No. 1674 situated at Village Vangni, Tal. Ambernath, Dist. Thane within the limits of Grampanchayat, Vangni. Adv. Vishal K. Patil Patil & Associates, Ground Floor, Retibhavan Bldg. No. 2, M. G. Road, Dombivli West, Dist. Thane, Pincode 421202.

PUBLIC NOTICE Shrimati Prabha Bal Mulay, a member of the New Jawahar Cooperative Housing Society Ltd., having address at Balaji Palace, Dindayal Cross Road, Vishnu Nagar, Dombivli (West) and holding Flat No. B/202 in the building of the society died on 25th February, 2009 without making any nomination. The society hereby invites claims or objections from the heir or heirs or other claimant or claimants/ objector or objectors to the transfer of the said shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/ property of the society within a period of 15 days from the publication of this notice, with copies of such documents and other proofs in support of her claims/ objections for transfer of shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/ property of the society. If no claims/ objections are received within the period prescribed above, the society, shall be free to deal with the shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/ property of the society in such manner as is provided under the bye-laws of the society. The claims/ objections if any, received by the society for transfer of shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/ property of the society shall be dealt within the manner provided under the bye-laws of the society. A copy of the registered bye-laws of the society is available for inspection by the claimants/ objectors in the office of the society and with the Secretary of the society will be available between 10 a.m. to 12 noon from the date of publication of the notice till the date of expiry of its period. For and on behalf of The New Jawahar Co-op. Housing Society Ltd. Hon. Secretary, Balaji Palace, Dindayal Cross Road, Dombivli (West) Place: Dombivli Date: 11-6-14

Bike-borne assailants shoot shop owner

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Three assailants on a bike shot dead a toddyshop owner from a close range; property dispute suspected to be the reason PUBLIC NOTICE

Take Notice of Public at large t h a t m y c l i e n t M r. S h a k i l A h m e d M o h d . M o b i n Chaudhary is absolute owner of immoveable property bearing plot of land area admn. 10 ½ Guntha's and structures nos. 1308 &1308/1, standing on New Survey No. 11 ( O l d S u r v e y N o . 1 7 7 ) lying and being situated at – Vill./Mouje – Bhatpada, Talathi. / Saja-Chandansar, Taluka – Va s a i , V i r a r ( E ) , D i s t . Thane – 401 303 and as a plaintiff he has already filed Regular Civil Suit No. 794/2012 pending in the nd Court of Hon'ble 2 JT. Civil J u d g e ( J . D . ) Va s a i , D i s t . Thane for Declaration, Possession, Injunction & Compensation against the Defendants / Criminal Trespassers / illegal e n c r o a c h e r s n a m e l y ( 1 ) M r. Ay u b B a l l a u c h ( 2 ) M r. M o h d . Zakir Ayub Ballauch (3) Mr. Nasir Ayub Ballauch (4) Mr. Mohd. Haddish Khan (5) Mr. Jagprasad R.Prajapati (6) Mr. Gangaram R. Prajapati & ( 7 ) M r. M a n i k c h a n d K a n o j i y a , all residing at – Virar (E), Dist. – Thane and my client also filed Criminal case No. 236/2012 against the above named accused persons in the c o u r t o f H o n ' b l e J . M . F. C . Va s a i , D i s t . – T h a n e a n d consequently as per the order of the Court U/s.156 (3) of Cr. P.C. in the said criminal case, the Virar Police Station l o d g e d F. I . R . N o . 3 5 7 / 2 0 1 2 against the above named accused persons and the criminal case is also pending in the Vasai Court. Since the Hon'ble 2 nd Jt., C.J.J.D. Vasai Shri A.H. Baig on 04/09/2012 allowed ad – interim injuction application Exh. – 5 in favour of my client and both the abovesaid cases are pending in the Court and therefore, the public at large is/are hereby intimated / informed not to do any deal / transaction of any nature from the above named persons or any persons claiming through them in respect of abovesaid immovable property owned by my client failing which the said concerned persons shall alone responsible for his/their loss & damages without any liability & responsibility of my client and any such deal / transaction of any nature shall be treated as illegal /unlawful and same shall be the breach of the Order of Court / Contempt of Court and the responsible persons shall be liable for punishment and c o m p e n s a t i o n a s p e r l a w. M.M. TIWARI Advocate (Regd. Roll No.MAH/5653/ 2009) Off.: Room No. 001, Gr.Floor,Anand Palace, C o u r t N a k a / Te m b h i N a k a , Thane (W) – 400 601. M o b . N o . : 9699097383/022-25475527 8080218283/8080418282

By Zuber Ansari


n a firing incident, three assailants on a bike shot dead a toddy-shop owner from a close range pistol, while he was returning home on his scooter with his son riding pillion in the Malwani area of Malad (W) on Tuesday.Even as the motive behind the horrific murder which has sent shock waves in the local area is unclear, the police suspects property and professional rivalry as the motive.The deceased, Shekhar Aadwala (40), had a property dispute over his shop with his elder brother and used to take up BMC contracts as well. He was a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena

(MNS) worker, the police added.Aadwala is a resident of Malwani and was on his scooter with his Shekhar 16-year-old son Aadwala in Jankalyan nagar, when the assailants came on a bike from behind him and shot a single round at his head and sped away.Aadwala has a toddy shop in Gorai area over which he had earlier fought with his elder brother, Laxman. Two months ago, over the same issue, three persons in Kandivali (E) assaulted Aadwala with a weapon.He had registered an FIR against the trio at the Samta Nagar

police station for grievously assaulting him with a weapon under section 326 IPC. All the three were arrested and the police suspect that they might be behind the murder.The son of the victim has also told the cops that his father took small construction contracts from the BMC. The police are also probing a professional dispute angle that could have led to contract killing.“The murderers can be apprehended only after the motive becomes clear. There are CCTV cameras in the area but none of them cover the road. His son is in a state of shock. We will record his statements and try to prepare sketches,” said assistant commissioner of police Ramesh Lohakare.

Fallen tree delays CR

Azad Shrivastav | ADC


Notice is hereby given that the Share Certificate No. 15 for 5 Ordinary Shares bearing distinctive nos. 71 to 75 of The Ghatkopar Suryakiran Co-op Housing Soc Ltd standing in the name of Mr. Sudhakar Amkush Kadam have been reported lost / misplaced and that an application for issue of duplicate certificate in respect thereof has been made to the society at Plot No. 27, Opp North Mumbai High School, Rifle Range Road, Jagdusha Ngr, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai - 400086 to whom objection if any, against issuance of such Duplicate Share Certificate should be made (in written) within 15 days from the date of publication of this notice. Share Certificate is not mortgaged or any loan taken against the flat. If no claim / objection is received during this period the society shall be free to issue duplicate share certificate. . For & On Behalf of The Ghatkopar SuryaKiran Co-op Hou Soc Ltd Sd/Date :11/06/2014 (Hon Secretary) Place : Mumbai

By Vishnudas Sheshrao

the fast lines of Dadar station. Fast line services were delayed housands of passengers by 15 to 20 minutes and were were stranded on the sta- diverted to slow lines between tions along the Central Rail- Parel and Sion stations. Railway line as 30 train services way officials attribute the tree were terminated after a tree fall to heavy winds and vortex. fell on the over head equip- The Railway Protection Force ment (OHE) of the fast lines at (RPF) evacuated the passenDadar. This happened during gers and the local fire brigade the peak hours yesterday. was also rushed to the scene. At around 5.50 pm, a tree fell The branches and debris were from the Railway Colony on to quickly cleared and by late the OHE on platfrom 5 and 6, evening everything was clear.



Shri Tej Pal Singh a member of Sweet Home Co-Op Housing Society Ltd. (Regn.MUM/WKE/HSG/TC//15837/ 2013) Plot No. 286/ Sweet Home, Shere-E-Punjab Society, Andheri(E), Mumbai-93 and owner of Flat No. 104 at 1st floor in said society building, died on 22.01.2014 without making any nomination. Smt. Poonam Singh her daughter-in-law has claimed membership of the society, share certificates and property rights of said Flat No. 104 at 1st floor in said society on the basis of a Will executed by Late Shri Tej Pal Singh. The Society hereby invites claims/objections from the heir or heirs or other claiments objections to the transfer of shares and interest of the deceases member in the capital/ property of the society within a period of 15 days from the publication of this notice with all necessary documents and proof. If no claim/objections are received within period prescribed above, the society shall be free to deal in such manner as is provided under bye-laws of the society. For Sweet Home Co-Op. Housing Society Ltd. Sd/- Hon. Secretary Date:-11/06/2014

FIR against 9 cops

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HC directs DGP, Crime Branch to probe the death of Agnelo Valdaris in police custody and to register an FIR against nine cops of the Wadala GRP

By Philip Varghese

Leonard and three other persons who were also arrested in this case. The petition sought compensation of Rs.1 crore for the deceased and Rs.50 lakh for each of the three others who were allegedly sexually abused in custody. The three petitioners are Sufiyan Mohammed Khan, Mohammed Irfan Hajan and Arbaz Shamim Khan. Leonard's advocate Yug Choudhary refuted all allegations made by the police that the boys had committed theft and said that the police was responsible for Agnelo's custodial death. “In fact, we would like to make the submissions that the four boys were picked up by the Wadala GRP from their residence on April 15 and April 16. They were taken to the police station where they were allegedly beaten and questioned about the gold chain and a ring suspected to


ore than a month after a 25-year-old student, Agnelo Valdaris, died in the custody of the Wadala Government Railway Police (GRP), the Bombay High Court took serious note of the case and directed the Mumbai Crime Branch to register an FIR against nine policemen for their alleged role in the death and for the sexual abuse of three others in a robbery case. The custodial death case had made headlines after Agnelo, a suspect in a theft case, was being taken by Wadala GRP personnel for a medical examination on April 18 when, according to the GRP, he allegedly attempted to flee from their custody and made a dash across the tracks. The GRP says he was hit by an oncoming train and died. His father Leonard Xavier Valdaris had claimed that Ag-

The deceased, Agnelo Valdaris. nelo was illegally detained for two days and tortured in custody. Leonard claims to have seen bandages on his son's wrist when he visited him in the lockup on April 17.Constables Ravindra Mane and Suresh Mane were found guilty in an internal inquiry and were suspended for 'negligence'. A separate investigation by the state CID is still underway. A petition was filed by

be stolen by them. There should be a CBI inquiry into the matter,” Choudhary told the court. However, the division bench of Justices V.M. Kanade and P.D. Kode did not allow the transfer to the CBI for now. Instead, the court asked the Director General of Police (DGP) to personally monitor the probe and placed the matter for further hearing on June 13. “The Maharashtra government and other respondents should hand over the postmortem report of 24-year-old victim, Agnelo Valdaris. We also direct that medical reports of the victim and the hospital register should be handed over to the deceased victim's father. This is a serious crime and hence we ask the Crime Branch to register an FIR immediately against the nine accused cops,” the bench directed.

Road naming trumps road safety? By Khushboo Panjabi


Azad Shrivastav | ADC

umbaikars are getting more and more agitated with the condition of the city's roads and its caretakers. According to an RTI document obtained by Praja Foundation, road-related complaints have increased by 41.1 per cent to more than 40 thousand, according to an

The representatives are elected to communicate the grievances of their constituents to the MCGM administration and ensure that the complaints are addressed. Yet, year after year, renaming of roads seems to be the uppermost agenda in the arsenal to tackle civic problems of their constituents.” There are seven councillors

potholes, which in turn has led to registration of complaints that were not being captured before, mostly due to lack of an updated complaint redressal system. Complaints on 'roads' have increased by 41.1 per cent last year as compared to the previous year.” It was found that the corporation managed to close only 44 per cent of almost 66 thousand complaints in received in 2013. The civic ad-

RTI document obtained by Praja Foundation. The document reveals that 227 municipal councillors elected in 2012 were busy 'renaming roads/chowks' with maximum number of questions asked on the matter. Nitai Mehta, founder and trustee of Praja Foundation, said, “For the last four-odd years, since we have releasing reports on civic issues, the plethora of problems faced by the citykars, the maximum number of questions asked by the councillors is always on the renaming of the roads.

who have not asked a single question for two years (March '12 – December '13) since they were elected: Anita Yadav (INC), Faiyaz Khan (INC), Lalita Annamalai (IND), Shweta Rane (SS), Jyotsna Parmar (SP), Ujjwala Modak (BJP) and Vishwas Shinde (SS). Explaining the increased in the complaints related to the roads, Milind Mhaske, project director at Praja foundation, explained, “There has been an increase of 10.3 per cent primarily because of an advanced system to track

CM to help transit camp tenants By Prashant Hamine

T Nitai Mehta and Milind Mhaske of Praja Foundation at a press meet.

ministration has failed to answer 34 per cent point of order questions asked by councillors. Of the 988 questions asked by the councillors last year, 752 (76 per cent) were point of orders. The civic body answered 496 (66 per cent) and 256 (34 per cent) are pending. Drainage complaints decreased by 21.5 per cent and complaints related to water supply decreased by 2.3 per cent.

he state government will soon consider rehabilitating transit camp tenants who have been occupying 56 transit camps for several years now. This was stated by Minister of State for Housing Sachin Ahir in the Legislative Council yesterday while replying to supplementary queries raised on a calling attention notice moved by Leader of Opposition Vinod Tawde. He added that the government will sympathetically consider giving ownership rights to those tenants who have been living in these transit camps and those who have bought ownership rights from tenants living in the dilapidated buildings. Raising supplementary queries on his original notice, Tawde stated that the tenants in these 56 transit camps

across the metropolis are categorised in three groups: Those who have been living in transit camps for years, after vacating their flats in cessed buildings Those who have bought over the original rights from the previous occupants Those who have forged documents or have forcibly occupied the transit camps of the Mumbai Repair Board. He added that if the government can regularise slums up to 2000 and regularise construction under 'cluster' development, then why can't the government relieve the tenants who have been living in these transit camps for years now. Ahir added that his department, in consultation with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, will take a policy decision on illegal encroachment of transit camp accommodation.

09 CITY Briefcase with cash and revolver stolen Police sense something fishy as the businessman had negligently left the briefcase containing his licensed weapon on the back seat of his car By Neel Shah


he Mumbai police on Monday registered a case of theft against an unidentified person who stole a businessman's suitcase, in which a revolver and live rounds were kept along with cash and other materials. The police are contemplating to lodge a case of negligence against the businessman, identified as Umesh Mahadik (42), as he did not take proper care of his licensed weapon. Subsequently, the police would also request the concerned authority in the police force to cancel the businessman's arms license for negligence, informed sources in the police. According to the police, on Monday evening, the businessman had parked his car below his building situated in Mulund (W). At around 7 pm, an unidentified person broke the rear window glass of the car and fled away with the briefcase, which was kept on the car's back seat. Inside the briefcase, was a point 32 bore revolver and five live rounds worth Rs.1.5 lakh, a set of documents related to the businessman's

property and business, cash of Rs.10, 000 and a Blackberry mobile phone worth Rs.10, 000, the police informed. The Mulund police have lodged a case under relevant sections of theft under the IPC but strongly feel that there's something more than what meets the eye. The police suspect something fishy in the case. While talking to the ADC, Fulsingh Pawar, senior inspector of Mulund police station, said, “We are probing the case and are looking into all possible angles whether in support of the complainant or against him.”

Department: Chief Engineer (Mechanical & Electrical) No. E.E. MECH/EI/1129/MAINT OF 09-06-2014

e-TENDER NOTICE The Municipal Commissioner of M.C.G.M. invites e-tenders for the following work returnable on the due date.

MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF GREATER MUMBAI Chief Engineer (Mechanical & Electrical)’s Department

Department Sub Department Bid Number Subject

Ch.Eng.(M&E) Dy.Ch.Eng.(M&E)City 7100029197 Work of LAN wiring for SAP connectivity, supply and installation of necessary hardware for SAP system at M.C. Audit Deptt. in F/South ward. 11-06-14 at 10.30 a.m.

Bid Start Date & time Bid End Date 24-06-14 at 4.00 p.m. & time Website Contact Officer Name Shri. S.B. Gaikwad Landline No. 022-23076397 Mobile No. 9869284735 Email Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information regarding tender & eligibility criteria at MCGM website or from the office of Executive Engineer, Mechanical (Electrical Installation) Maintenance, Municipal Workshop, 103, R.S. Nimkar Marg, Byculla, Mumbai-400 008. Sd/PRO/195/ADV/2014

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Save Water! Avoid Misuse of Water


Not one wrong step yet

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Ponder awhile… "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is." — Yogi Berra

Can SP chief recover lost ground? U

TTAR Pradesh is being seen by people elsewhere in the country as a state where there is neither law nor order. The worst, most gruesome rape cases have taken place in that state. Two girls – just 12 and 14 – were gang-raped and hung from a tree. After a gang rape, a girl was killed by forcing acid down her throat. Another hapless victim was set on fire. The United Nations, the United States and many leaders of the world were horrified by the brutality of the crime. Rape cases do occur around the world, but the victims are not hung alive from a tree. What is most shocking is the reaction of the government. While Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said “Boys will be boys,” others said that there is nothing much to be worried about since rape occurs all over the country. What however appears to have upset the chief minister was the total rout of the SP candidates in the Lok Sabha elections: The BJP got 72 seats. There are 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh. Evidently totally upset, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is transferring surprisingly and dismissing secretaries, police officials and others whom he thinks have been responsible for the Lok Sabha poll rout. Akhilesh cannot be unaware now that the mood of the people is against his party. If an assembly election is held now, chances are the Samajwadi Party and also Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will be defeated. There are clear signs the BJP is returning to power in Uttar Pradesh. It is a fact that rape cases occur all over the country. What is a different in Uttar Pradesh is that those in power are justifying them. They are defending the police who are not conducting investigations properly and who are not promptly registering an FIR. It will take them a long time to make amends. It is also possible that things have gone too far and for Akhilesh, any chance of recovering is remote.



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HE reactions to Narendra Modi’s first two weeks in office are quite amusing. At one of the spectrum is erstwhile critic, Congress MP and spokesperson Shashi Tharoor who was embarrassingly effusive in a blog he wrote for Huffington Post in praise of the new PM. At the other end is his colleague Mani Shankar Aiyar who derided Tharoor as a chameleon for changing his colours so quickly. Immature, Aiyar scoffed in a TV debate as he declined to acknowledge even the outreach to SAARC leaders at the swearing in ceremony which he derided as a circus. And then there are senior commentators and sundry analysts who sound bemused because Modi hasn’t sprouted horns and a tail after assuming office. Instead, has gone about his business much like any PM would after securing an impressive mandate in an election fought on the twin issues of governance and development. There is no question that Modi has stumped his critics. He came in with the promise of change but he’s ensured that change will not come at the cost of continuity. And he’s made a determined effort to send out reassuring signals that he intends to preserve and strengthen existing institutions, not usher in a saffron revolution. Like Rajiv Gandhi, who was the last PM to win a massive mandate, Modi’s motto seems to be: change with continuity. Look at some of the steps he has taken in the past fortnight. He extended the tenure of the cabinet secretary, Ajit Seth, by six months to give himself time to settle in and familiarise himself with systems and processes. He has not gone in for a large-scale reshuffle of secretaries. In fact, he has gone out of his way to meet senior officers and assure them of full backing and support provided they deliver on efficiency, speed and honesty. He quickly scotched attempts by some of his ministers to rechristen government schemes named after members of the NehruGandhi family. No populism please, he ordered. He has let it be known that he doesn’t intend to do away with UPA flagship schemes like MGNREGA. He will only streamline them for better delivery to intended beneficiaries.


He has acknowledged Mahatma Gandhi on several occasions, even starting his first day in office with an offering of rose petals in front of Gandhi’s portrait. The President’s address to the Parliament, which is prepared by the government, hints at honouring the Father of the Nation in the run up to his 150th birth centenary in 2019. He even paid his respects on Twitter to Jawaharlal Nehru, a bug bear for the RSS, on his death anniversary. Those who cannot see Modi as anything but the man behind the Gujarat holocaust of 2002 fear that he is playing an artful game of deception to lull the nation into a false sense of security before he unleashes the full force of his divisive agenda. Perhaps it’s time to brush away the cobwebs and review old prej-

POWER TALK Arati R. Jerath udices. So far, Modi has done nothing to suggest that he has a hidden plan to turn India into the Sangh parivar’s dream Hindu rashtra. On the contrary, he has moved cautiously, not one step out of line, not one wrong word or statement. He has signalled that he intends to make a success of the incredible mandate he has won. The only disturbing note is his silence on issues of social conflict, whether it was the Badaun rapes or the ghastly lynching of a Muslim techie in Pune. Modi will have to take a position on these sensitive issues, even if it brings him into conflict with the RSS line, if he wants to be remembered by history as the man who brought change without upsetting

the national consensus on social progress.

Jaitley makes the move


OW that Arun Jaitley is a senior cabinet minister, he has decided to overturn his self-imposed rule of shunning residence in a Lutyens Delhi bungalow. The finance-cumdefence minister will soon shift out of his south Delhi house into a sprawling colonial building in the heart of the Capital’s most elite area. Apparently, he has to make the move on grounds of security. He has been told that as a high profile member of the Modi government, his threat perception is risky and he cannot be given the security he needs in a congested south Delhi colony. Interestingly, a Lutyens bungalow was allotted to Jaitley several years ago as an MP but he never lived in it. The house was given to the BJP which used it as a chummery for its bachelor party office bearers and senior leaders. Jaitley will have to return this bungalow to the official pool so that he can be given a residence befitting his status as the most important minister in Modi’s government.

Missed it


planeload of senior politicians and journalists missed out on Chandrababu Naidu’s mammoth swearing-in ceremony at a public ground between Guntur and Vijayawada because they were caught in an awful traffic jam after they landed. The bus that was supposed to ferry them from the airport at Vijaywada to the swearing-in venue got trapped in a massive snarl of slow moving vehicles, all trying to make in time for the function. None succeeded. Apart from the journos, politicos like AUDF chief Maulana Badruddin Ajmal and AGP leader Prafula Mahanta’s personal representative sweated in the bus for more than three hours. After a harrowing time on the roads, they were forced to turn back without attending the ceremony. The plane finally dropped them back in Delhi in the wee hours of the morning. It wasn’t quite the joyous occasion they had hoped to celebrate.

Be simple in manner and slow of speech C

ONFUCIUS taught that people should have compassion for one another, and to avoid treating others in ways that they themselves would not wish to be treated: “What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others.” In order to be compassionate, people should avoid self-aggrandizement and be “simple in manner and slow of speech.” They should practice altruism and self restraint. Confucius taught that the key to achieving proper self-mastery was adherence to correct ritual. In Confucius' teachings, ritual encompassed both quasi religious practices as veneration of dead ancestors, as well as the broader concept of etiquette and correct social interaction. Confucius taught that there were mutual obligations arising between members of social relationships, for example as between husband and wife, parents and children, older brother and younger brother, and so on. Adherence to the proper conduct expected between members of these groupings would guarantee an harmonious relationship between them and also serve as the foundation of a just and stable society. Although the subordinate members of a relationship (children to their parents, wives to their husbands) were required to be obedient, their obedience was not absolute and depended upon the superior member of the relationship (parent, husband for example) acting in accordance with his own obligations. Confucius's teachings strongly emphasised

the importance of following ritual. He said: "Look at nothing in defiance of ritual, listen to nothing in defiance of ritual, speak of nothing in defiance of ritual, never stir hand or foot in defiance of ritual." Within society, Confucius prescribed the following main ceremonies or rituals: Capping (a joyous occasion when a son achieved manhood on his twentieth birthday - analogous to a Bar Mitzvah), marriage, mourning rites, sacrifices, feasts and interviews. These ceremonies were quite complex and highly ritualised. While to Westerners the emphasis on ritual may seem stultifying and oppressive, it must

MATTER & SPIRIT be remembered that the guiding principal in Confucius's social teachings is that people should follow the Five Virtues and love one another and treat each other with kindness, which is a concept shared by all great religions and humanistic philosophies. Much of Confucius's teachings focused on the art of governance and how a ruler should act. Unlike Machiavelli, who expounded a concept of amoral statecraft in which he counseled the ruler on how to appear just in order to gain the trust of the people, while at the same time engaging in oppression and stratagems, Confucius advocated for true justice and compassion on the part of the ruler

and the ruled. Only by being a just ruler would the ruler enjoy the Mandate of Heaven and continue to have the right to rule. As with his social teachings, Confucius believed that the key to good governance lay in each man carrying out his duties as prescribed by his position within the hierarchy. He stated: “Good government consists in the ruler being a ruler, the minister being a minister, the father being a father, and the son being a son.” It was essential that the ruler possess virtue. Virtue would enable the ruler to retain the supreme position. “He who governs by means of his virtue is, to use an analogy, like the pole-star: it remains in its place while all the lesser stars do homage to it.” Remarkably, given the violent nature of his times, Confucius believed that rulers should not have to resort to force or the threat of punishment to maintain power. He stated: "Your job is to govern, not to kill" As in the case of social relationships such as those between parents and children, husbands and wives, Confucius believed that the rulers should observe proper ritual in order to maintain their position and right to rule. These rituals included giving proper sacrifices to the ancestors at the ancestral temples, the exchange of gifts between members of the nobility which bound them together in a web of obligation and indebtedness, and acts of etiquette and decorum such as bowing. — Confucius

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Metro gives city transport a rosy hue

the PMO, he appears to have competition commences in Brazil. statured nurturing a grudge against These protests will sully Brazil’s repthe Party leadership. He seems to utation as an excellent host for the have taken up the “cudgels” on be- most prestigious global football half of the senior partymen, who ac- event. — Rajendra K. Aneja,Wadala cording to him, were not been given their “due respect” by the top brass. — Jorhat Singh, Kandivli

Friction over techie’s murder WHEN the governments in power at the State and the Central level happen to be belonging to parties practicing diametrically opposite ideologies, a friction of sort becomes inevitable. The latest example in the case is the murder of a techie in Pune. Whereas the “secular” govt of Cong-NCP in Maharashtra treats it as a law and order problem, the Centre, ruled by the Saffron Party, considers it as a “communal” riot issue. In the process, let us hope that the truth will be out and the real culprits would be nabbed soon.

Rlys should end this menace WE have seen lots of stickers and letters pasted in locals, both Western Railway as well as Central Railway. We know that if railway police determine they can find these people. Sometimes so many posters and stickers are stuck on compartment walls and roofs that makes the compartments dirty and ugly. Now see here a new advertisement with a 'new' spelling of OPPORTUNITY.

— Arun Malankar, Santacruz

HEARTENING PROSPECT: The metro has come as a boon to Mumbaikars who used to commute arduously through bad roads and snarling traffic daily. Now time and costs, both have been reduced. APROPOS 'A Metro for Mumbai at last' (ADC, Jun 9), it is indeed a hugely heartening news especially for those living along (GhatkoparAndheri-Versova) this route who were otherwise commuting daily undertaking an arduous travel involving so many traffic hurdles like the bad roads, constant snarling traffic along with the pedestrians covering a part of the road in view of non-availability of appropriate sidewalks, et al. Although this metro project had many a number of hiccups comprising of late start, administrative hassles ending with cost and time overrun. However Mumbaikars finally are certainly happy to have this facility which would considerably reduce travel time and costs. Strict discipline needs to be maintained by the metro authorities right from the beginning to make this rapid transit system

President Pranab Mukherjee

It was not Pranab’s call THIS refers to the report 'President outlines vision of Modi government' (ADC, Jun 10). Is it not odd that the honourable President of the

India's first metropolis, but its citizens are definitely second class.    We should hang our heads in THIS has reference to your front shame. — Firoze Hirjikaka, Colaba page story 'A Metro for Mumbai at last (ADC, Jun 9). Amid all the    euphoria about the new metro, it would do well to observe that AS compared to the mono-rail, Mumbaikars have already failed a the metro has attracted much crucial test. Even after several more attention as well as instant months of operation, the metros public support too. This is underand stations in Delhi, Kolkata and standable, considering the fact Bangalore have remained reason- that the metros 11 km run goes ably clean and well maintained; through a thickly populated route; the main reason being that those whereas the mono operates on a citizens take pride in their modern shorter distance and caters to comparatively less crowded areas form of transport. They have strictly followed the from Chembur to Wadala. But the rule about food and drink not popularity of mono will certainly being permitted on board the pick up and the service will defitrains. However, on the first day it- nitely become viable once its unself, Mumbaikars have created a completed portion, scheduled to mess, with the compartments and terminate at the heart of the Island stations littered with food wrap- City area of Jacob Circle, is thrown pers, spilled drinks and ice cream. open to the commuters. — Arun Malankar, Santacruz Mumbai may consider itself as to work unhindered.

— Bikram Banerjea, via e-mail

country, Pranab Mukherjee, who is a non-party dignitary at the moment, was made to read out to both the houses of LETTER OF parliament a draft vision THE DAY of the government prepared by the PMO to which he has not contributed anything of his own and with which he may not be in full agreement? It would have been more appropriate if he had been given the option to give advice to the parliamentarians how to conduct the business of the houses and the major problems plaguing the country at present, even if it meant breaking the tradition? The government's agenda needs to be spelt out by the head of the government.

gram to offer to the public except their decades old anti-Hindutva rhetoric. — Vineet Phadtare, Borivli

Dismissal of UP govt

THE 'dismissal' of the Uttar Pradesh government by the Central government brooks no further delay as the 'criminals' are continuously on the rampage at their own free will uninterrupted as the so-called law & order system seems to have totally collapsed and non-existent aggravated with the seeming refusal on the part of the Yadavs viz., CM and his notorious father to condemn serious crimes such as rapes, murder — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane and loot and take stringent action to bring the culprits to book. These two Yadavs should be banned from public life for the rest of their life. THE Maratha strong man does not — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai seem to have learnt any lessons from the crushing defeat his party and the Congress suffered at the hands of the BJP in the Lok Sabha A top Bollywood hero of yesterpolls. He is still clinging to the oft- years, after getting elected to the repeated secular slogan about the Lok Sabha in the recent polls as a danger posed by the Hindu Right- BJP candidate, was expecting a ists groups. This also shows that the ministerial birth for himself. Howsecular brigade has no other pro- ever, since he did not get a call from

Pawar singing old song

Disgruntled leader

QUOTE: "While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” — Leonardo da Vinci

THE brutal killing of young techie Mohsin Mohamed Sadique Shaikh by extremist Hindus in Pune over the social media messages they found to be objectionable is shocking and most disgraceful. But not surprising perhaps. The intolerance in which such hate crimes thrive Shaikh was picked on because he looked Muslim has been created ironically by the law itself, in the form of the draconian Section 66A of the Information Technology Act which in effect criminalises free speech over the internet. I strongly feel that in this case the fast-track court should be set up to try Shaikh's killers and exemplary punishment must be given to the guilty. Moreover why is PM Narendra Modi is silent on this communal killing? — Bhagwan Thadani, via e-mail

Protests in Brazil THIS has reference to the report that many local groups are protesting against the expenditure to host the World Cup in Brazil. The Sao Paulo Metro staff also struck work just days before the World Cup FIFA

Illegal stickers in trains Hope concerned authorities take strict action against these unauthorised stickers in train compartments. — Yogesh R. Bhavsar, Dahisar

Mass media a boon BACHELOR of Mass Media or BMM is a three year full time degree programme includes six semesters. BMM is considered as one of the most sought after course. This degree programme prepares the students in carving a career in various sectors of the media. This course has been introduced to offer students a concrete ground for developing good communication skills. Further, the course also nurtures the creative skills of the students. Bachelor of Mass Media provides the students with a perfect blend of theoretical programme and practical applications. — S. Abhisheck Subramaniam, Sion

Sharapova dominated French scene FRENCH open Women's singles Champion Maria Sharapova once considered herself as a cow on rice while playing on clay courts now wins the game, set, match and the Championship in style. Maria Sharapova had given warning that she was ready for a three hour French Open final and she was true to her word, stopping the clock at three hours two minutes to lift the trophy. She came, saw and conquered the Rolland Garros tennis court with big serves, clever court play and deft placements in a match lasting more than three hours. After her three previous rounds also went to three sets, it seemed almost inevitable that she would go the distance, especially as wily Romanian Simona Halep was well capable of making the Russian run as they traded baseline shots. For Sharapova it was her fifth Grand Slam and the second French Cup after her win in the year 2012. — Jayanthy S. Maniam, Sion

CHAMPION SMILE: Maria Sharapova silenced her critics by winning the French Open Women's trophy on a clay court defeating Simona Halep after three gruelling sets.

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Promoted APIs unhappy

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Promotional transfers of the APIs have put them in trouble as their children’s school admissions are likely to be affected due to the relocation to other cities

children. The State Director General has issued an promotional transfer order By Zuber Ansari of around 85 APIs across the state including Nagpur, Nashik, Gadchihe promotional transfers of 85 roli etc. on May 29 and as per this Assistant Police Inspectors order, all the promotional officers (APIs) of the Mumbai Police have to join duty as soon as they are have not come as a good news since relived from their current postings. Even 12 days after the promothe officers are worried that their transfers to various parts of the state tional transfer order was sent, the will affect the schooling of their APIs are still continuing with their


Water scarcity hits Mira-Bhayandar Shiv Sena legislator seeks 100 MLD water from Barvi dam By Suresh Golani


hile the ambitious 218 million litre per day (MLD), Surya Water Project remains only on paper for the past couple of years, Shiv Sena legislator Pratap Sarnaik has now moved the legislative assembly seeking reservation of 100 MLD water from the Barvi dam in Badlapur. “Compared to the total water requirement of around 150 MLD per day, civic authorities manage to supply only about 116 MLD, restricting the frequency of water once in 40 to 48 hours. “The twincity is already facing an acute scarcity of water and with the frequency of water supply burgeoning

the demand will only increase in coming years. We will probably need somewhere in the vicinity of 221 MLD and 432 MLD water in the year 2021 and 2041 respectively. It is high time we chalk out an elaborate plan,” said Sarnaik. Unlike other civic bodies, the MBMC had no self-sustained water supply. Unfortunately for residents of Mira Bhayandar, the much hyped 933 crore Surya water supply project mooted in 2011 still remains on paper. Moreover the project faces various hurdles including environmental clearance issues, private land acquisition and last but not the least financial restraints as the project is yet to get an official nod from the JNNURM authorities.


current postings. One such API told the ADC, “Around 27 APIs out of the 85 were transferred out of Mumbai but are waiting to join the new police station. The class II and III staff laziness is the main reason for not releasing promotional transferred APIs.” The class II and III clerical staff are not completing the files of APIs, due to which this problem has

arisen. After promotion, our salaries are bound to rise but we will not get the increased salaries till we report to the transferred police station,”the officer added. Another officer said, “APIs who were transferred within Mumbai do not have to worry but what about our children? If we do not reach the next place at the right time, who will take care of our wards' admissions?”

Mumbai Police spokesperson Dr. Mahesh Patil said, “ Due to the late release of promotional transfers, APIs will have to face problems. I checked details regarding the transfer and promotion of APIs from Class III department and they said that they are verifying all the documents, and caste certificates of APIs who were promoted. They will be relieved in two days if all the formalities are completed.”

Health hazard!

Garbage fire, caused by scorching summer heat raises smoke-filled stink in Uttan

By Suresh Golani


lready battling the stinking smell emanating from the careless dumping of garbage near the Solid Waste Management Plant, thick clouds of smoke coming out of blazing garbage mounds has spelt more trouble for people residing in the coastal villages of Uttan near Bhayandar. Less than five years after the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) won accolades for being the first civic body in the state to successfully initiate a garbage recycling project in 2008, the plant located at Dhavgi village in Uttan near Bhayandar, has ceased its recycling operations since October, 2013. However, unmindful of its ill effects on the environment and subsequent health hazard, contractors deputed by the health department have been disposing off tonnes of garbage on the hillocks near the process plant.

Reacting to the scorching summer heat the accumulated garbage which apparently starts emitting methane, triggered a massive fire on Tuesday morning. Even though fire brigade personnel struggled hard to quell the raging fire, smoke has engulfed the entire region including Uttan, Tarodi, Dhavgi, Dongri and Anand Nagar areas, causing severe irritation to the eyes and throat and also breathing problems particularly for the aged

and children, besides those suffering from respiratory diseases. Run by a private agency, the plant which is equipped to handle 300 to 350 tonnes of waste to segregate it and produce bio manure has now exceeded its capacity. After the abrupt closure of the process plant, the MBMC is seeking new avenues to get rid of an average of 425 metric tonnes of garbage generated by the twin-city everyday.

HC to hear all pleas confirming death sentence to ex-ST driver Santosh Mane had mowed down 9 persons in a fit of reckless driving on Pune roads in January, 2012 By a staff reporter


ombay High Court on Tuesday said it would from June 25 hear on a day-to-day basis the petitions related to the confirmation of death sentence awarded to Santosh Mane, a former ST driver who mowed down nine persons in a fit of reckless driving on Pune roads in January, 2012.

Every death sentence passed by trial courts has to be confirmed by High Court. High Court would be simultaneously hearing Mane's appeal against his conviction by the trial court.A division bench of Justices V.M. Kanade and Pramod Kode yesterday asked defence lawyers whether Mane had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the

incident to which defence lawyer Jaideep Mane replied that the appellant was being treated for a psychological problem at the time.However, the prosecutor pointed out that the last time Mane was treated for the problem was in 2010, two years prior to the crime.In September, 2013, High Court had set aside the death penalty awarded to Mane, noting

that the trial court had not heard him fully conscious of the conseon the point of sentence. The court quences.On January 25, 2012, Mane remanded the matter back to the trial hijacked a state transport bus from court, asking it to hear Mane on this Swargate depot in Pune city and point.The trial court subsequently went berserk as he drove it around, once again awarded him the death mowing down whoever came in his sentence. It reasoned that the crime path. By the time police chased him was of the "rarest of the rare" cate- down and stopped him, he had left gory as Mane had killed people by nine people dead and 37 others inrunning them over with an ST bus, jured.

HC judge refuses to hear petition in Chavan’s case By A Staff Reporter


Bombay High Court judge on Tuesday recused herself from hearing a revision petition filed by the CBI against an order of a lower court which had declined to end criminal prosecution of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Housing Society scam case. “Not before me,” said Justice Revati Mohite-Dhere when the petition came up before her, without

assigning any reason for not hearing it. The matter would now be heard by another bench, said High Court sources. A special CBI court had earlier turned down the investigating agency’s plea to drop Chavan’s name from the First Information Report (FIR) in the case. The CBI had filed the application after Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranayanan refused sanction to prosecute Chavan on the ground of inadequate evidence. Chavan had to step down as the Chief Minister after

the scam came to light in 2010. The CBI had charge-sheeted Chavan in 2012, accusing him of granting Adarsh housing society various concessions in return for flats for his relatives. He was alleged to have approved additional floor space index for the highrise in upscale Colaba in south Mumbai and, as Revenue Minister, allowed civilians to be included as members of the housing society meant for Kargil war widows and defence personnel.

THE SCIENCE EQUATION pg18 Know more about the field of Public Relations

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pg 19 Swim your way to success


With SSC results e admissions awaited and collegstudents are to begin later, on which contemplating up to academic stream choose, Nivedita cience the S Dargalkar profileus make a wellStream to help yormed info choice



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D.G. Ruparel College, Matunga St. Xavier’s College, Dhobi Talao Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga Elphinstone College Mithibai College Wilson College Sophia College K.C. College, Churchgate Jai Hind College, Churchgate Sathaye College, Vile Parle National College, Bandra St. Andrew’s College, Bandra K.J. Somaiya College, Vidyavihar SIES College, Sion

Science is a sophisticated and complex stream and requires excellent logical reasoning, scientific temper and critical thinking ability. The major subjects that are offered in the Science stream are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Mathematics, Biotechnology, and Computer Science. Students who want to study engineering have to choose Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and those who want to study medical sciences have to choose Biology as their main subject. A student has to take at least six subjects including English. “The Science stream opens up career options in engineering, medical sciences, pure sciences and research facilities,” says Suchitra Surve, Director, Growth Centre. Students who have an interest in Biology and are looking forward to a career in the medical field, can opt for courses like:  MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery  BDS (Bachelor of Dental surgery)  BAMS or Bachelor of Ayurveda medicine and surgery,  Optometrists  Dental Surgeon  Pharmacists  Nursing For those who have an inclination towards Maths, Physics and Chemistry can get into the Engineering line. Many different choices are available in this field too like:  Mechanical  Civil Continued on pg 14 «



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« STUDY IN INDIA Suchitra Surve

Director, Growth Centre, is a Post Graduate in Business Administration and has specialised in HR, and also holds a Post Graduation Diploma in Career Counselling


I am in the third year BCA. What are the career options after BCA? —Shweta Parikh There are options such as MCA, MScIT/Computer Science, MBA–Systems, which are related to your basic educational background. IT certifications from Sun, Microsoft, Cisco and so on can be thought of. If you intend to change your field, then mass media, hospitality, law, banking and insurance are some of the other options where you can pursue post graduate courses. You could also think of joining the defence or civil services, or take up a government job. Identify your ultimate career goal and then opt for a course or employment in the related field. I have completed my graduation in maths. I currently take home tuitions. I know I don’t want to be a teacher, but I’m still confused about what to do. —Veena Iyer


The equation of Science

Aeronautical Bio-Medical, Information Technology  Marine  Electronics and telecommunication Nevertheless, medical and engineering is by far the most widely sought after career option by Science students. However, it is not that Science has only these two career options that promise a great future. The below listed courses can also be done apart from medical and engineering and they have great career prospects too. 


B.Sc in Forensic Sciences Diploma in Forensic Sciences (Ballistics and Finger Prints) B.Sc in Life Science, Chemistry, Forensic Science Diploma in Forensic Science (Cyber Crimes) Diploma in Forensic Science (Computer Forensics) Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science for Police personnel


B.Science (Hons) in Zoology B.Sc in Zoology and Animal Biotechnology B.Sc in Aquaculture (Fishery Microbiology) B.Sc in Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology B.Sc in Zoology


I would like to become a celebrity manager. Is there a special course in Mumbai? Or should I simply take a management course? —Neeta Dubey ‘Celebrity manager’ is a designation and not a qualification. In order to become a celebrity manager, one can opt for courses in image management, public relations, marketing management and work on the PR profile of a celebrity. Eventually, with work experience, you become a celebrity manager. If you have any queries for this column, contact us on

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Pure mathematical research leads to areas like algebraic geometry, number theory, topology, commutative algebra, etc. If you don’t want to explore the research opportunities, MBA (finance/risk and insurance management) can be considered as something that is in sync with your specialisation. Actuarial sciences is also one of the promising fields provided one has the inclination towards numbers as well as a strong analytical ability. With the emergence of new interdisciplinary professions like bioinformatics, geoinformatics, mathematical biology, in which mathematics has ample opportunities to play the central role. Some other options will be banks, financial institutes, stock market, investment planning, treasury management, equity research, market research, teaching, population studies, psephology, information technology & so on.


B.E. in Biotechnology B.Tech (Industrial Biotechnology) Diploma in Biotechnology B.Science in Biotechnology B.Sc in Biotechnology and Bio-informatics


B.Sc (Agriculture Mktg and Business Management) B.Sc (Bio-chem and Agricultural Chemistry) B.Sc in Crop Physiology B.Sc in Entomology B.Sc (Hons) in Agriculture B.Sc in Agriculture B.Science in Agricultural Eco and Farm management B.Sc in Agricultural Statistics B.Sc in Agronomy B.Sc in Agricultural Meteorology B.Sc in Agricultural Biotechnology


B.Sc (Hons) Geology PG Diploma in Geology (Ground water) PG Diploma in Environmental Geology PG Diploma in Engineering Geology B.Science in Geology


Diploma in Fabrication Tech and Erection Eng B.E. in Textile Technology Diploma in Textile Tech Diploma in Textile Eng B.E. in Man Made Fiber Technology B.E. in Textile Chemistry


Diploma in Clinical Microbiology Diploma in Clinical Pathology B.Science in Microbiology Diploma in Industrial Microbiology B.Science (Hons) in Microbiology


B.Sc in Food Processing and Technology B.Sc in Food Storage, Preservation and Food Technology B.Sc in Food Technology (Bio-Chemical Engineering) Diploma in Fish Processing Technology Diploma in Sugar Technology B.Sc in Food Preservation and Processing B.Sc in Food Processing


Bachelors of Architecture (B.Arch). If you are interested in scientific research in a laboratory setup, the field of Science offers ample opportunities to conduct experiments in labs and help you grow as a scientist. Thus, the sky is the limit for career options arising from the science stream. Basic academic skills and attributes Each stream demands specific academic skills and attributes and it is important for students to thoroughly self-analyse their aptitude and temperament before opting for any one of these. “Science stream is best suited for students with an intellectual bent of mind, scientific temper and inquiring and problem-solving skills,” says Surve. “Students with readiness to understand concepts and thereby work out solutions can aptly choose the Science stream,” Surve adds. Thus, if you are interested in learning about the secrets behind natural phenomena, then Science is the right field for you. If you like to troubleshoot, and find solutions to technical problems, then this would definitely be an interesting stream for you to study. However, a lot of students wanting to choose this stream have this one strong notion in mind – choosing the Science stream means all work and no play during college life. For such students, Surve has a sound advice. “If you are opting for the Science stream, you will have to learn how to manage your time and set priorities,” Surve says. “You will have to learn to keep your larger career goal in mind and work towards it. You will have to learn to be patient and not complain about your study hours. This way the time you spend while studying will be nothing but an investment towards your own better future,” concludes Surve.

Can you tell me about Industrial Engineering I have a 1,900 in my SAT and I plan to take a gap year to boost my application. What are the considerations for a successful gap year? —Vishal A major factor in college admission criteria is your academic performance from grade 9 through 12. So if you’ve been slacking on your academics through high school, your gap year resume pumping activities won’t be enough to get you into a better college. However, if you’ve been consistent in your academics, done few extra-curricular activities and want to pursue those activities intensely during your gap year, it may boost your chance of getting into a better college. Your interest in community involvement must be shown in your high school activities. However, if you take a gap year to simply add activities to fill your resume, you won’t be adding much value to your college applications because colleges prefer students who have been consistent with their activities.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. What are my job prospects? —Bhairavi Industrial Engineering has many job prospects which cuts across many industries. Most undergraduate industrial engineers are hired as process improvement engineers in manufacturing companies (ex. Cummins, L&T). More lucrative job opportu-


is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics


nities can be found in supply chain roles in e-commerce companies (ex. Flipkart, Amazon) and logistics companies (ex. DHL, Fedex). There are very few jobs offered to undergraduates (without experience) by management consulting companies which are the most lucrative and hence most competitive.

What does a liberal arts programme entail? I want to study Liberal arts in India. What are my options after I finish Class 12? —Kairav A number of colleges in India are providing students the option to study Liberal arts as it provides a strong, well-rounded foundation to pursue a range of different subjects before deciding upon a ‘major’. The major is a student’s area of specialisation and the field in which he or she will earn a bachelor’s degree. A liberal arts programme does not only include fine arts or performing arts, but a host of various options including mathematics and statistics, computer science, and others. Students generally choose a major and minor course in their second year and the programme is generally offered as a 4year degree. The Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts in Pune offers students the opportunity to study a Bachelor of Arts (liberal arts degree) and a Bachelor of Science (liberal arts degree) programme over 8 semesters. Flames University, also in Pune, awards a BA (includes subjects like Economics, Psychology, Literary & Cultural Studies, International Studies, Math) BBA (includes subjects like Finance, Marketing,etc) degree and a diploma in liberal education after completing their programme. The liberal arts program at Ashoka University, and PDPU (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University) in Gujarat are also well-reputed.

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'Because I Said So'

Director: Michael Lehmann Starring: Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore

Pledging to plant saplings




yan International Group of Institutions celebrated World Environment Day by planting saplings at its Cambridge School. Dr. A.F. Pinto, a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award (2010) for his contribution in the field of environment conservation and protection, led the students in planting saplings in the school premises.


ecause I Said So' is a fun romantic comedy starring singer Mandy Moore in the lead. Released in 2007, this is a feel good chick flick focusing on the conflict that arises when Diane Keaton, who plays Mandy's mother,

« HAPPENING SHAPPENING Many students from various Ryan group schools in Mumbai gathered at the school and pledged to take Dr. Pinto’s Green Mission forward by planting over 100 saplings. Addressing the students, Dr. A.F. Pinto, Chairman of the Ryan Group, said, “It is our constant endeavour to work towards environment protection and we have set up various environmental clubs in our schools to ensure that all our students participate in environmental awareness activities. In the last three decades, our students have planted more than a million saplings across the country.”

MOVIE REVIEW Gayatri Sahasrabuddhe

puts out a personal advertisement looking for a match for her. Moore, who is unaware of her mother's meddling, finds herself caught between two wonderful men, with her mother constantly coaxing her towards choosing the more settled one. This movie is fun, has a great star cast in Keaton and Moore and lots of eye-candy in the male leads. All in all, this one's got heart, a good star cast and a sweet story to tell.

Fat Man’s Cafe


ocated in a quiet street across Lilavati hospital, Fat Man's Cafe is a new addition to Bandra's never ending list of eateries. As you enter, the quirky quotes and combinations of blue, green and yellow hues heighten your expectations for an exciting meal. Serving continental food, the cafe fails to excite on the food front. The menu ranges from the usual

FOOD REVIEW Junisha Dama cafe fare to pastas and semi-gourmet meals. The menu is disappointing as far as individuality is concerned and does not shift from the commonly popular dishes that cafes are putting out these days. We tried the bacon wrapped prawns which was a surprising

treat. Cooked lightly and seasoned perfectly, the prawns and bacon thankfully retained their juiciness and flavour. From the list of mains, we ordered the fresh rolled gnocchi

with basil-pesto dressing. Despite the slightly overpowering flavour of pine nuts, the pesto sauce was light, although the gnocchi was made to perfection. The cafe's signature dish, chicken roulade stuffed with spinach and feta, served with sun-dried tomato risotto and grilled veggies failed to make a mark. The chicken roulade lacked the punch to be the hero of the dish and the sun-dried tomato risotto could have been more tangy. The true hit was the dessert, the orange cream cheese pastry is not the quintessential dessert you expect. With the tang and zest of orange and flavoursome cream cheese, this bitter-sweet dessert deserved a big bite. The two-week old Fat Man's cafe sure faces some teething problems in service; the menu could use some uniqueness and excitement. The cafe also has a breakfast menu which they serve till 4 pm. If you are ever in Bandra, the cafe deserves a try at least for the desserts and appetizers. Price for 2: Rs.800


The DoorBot wireless doorbell By Chandragupta Amritkar


ow nice would it be if you can answer your doorbell from a wireless device, say your smart phone. Well, DoorBot wireless doorbell does exactly this. DoorBot is a sleek, simple and powerful wireless doorbell that streams live video of a home’s front doorstep directly to a smartphone or tablet. It connects to your home Wi-Fi network. Other devices on the network can be used to view a live video of who’s at the door. With the included app (for iPhone, iPad, or Android), you can see, hear, and speak to visitors even from

afar — and even when it’s dark outside. Many times you miss an important delivery from FedEx, DHL because you are not at home or in the bathroom. You can also attach it to a wired doorbell, which will still ring if your Wi-Fi network goes down. It will run for over a year before needing to be recharged. A drawback intended to preserve long battery life is that DoorBot is inactive until someone rings the bell so it doesn’t let you view your doorstep if no one has pushed the doorbell. This wireless doorbell is priced at $199.



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MET Institute of Software Development and Research is hosting an ‘Industry Preparatory Workshop’. The workshop aims to reach out to every IT graduate aspiring to make an entry into the booming IT industry. Experienced software consultants will highlight emerging trends in the IT industry. The two-day seminar will focus on the application of latest technologies such as the .NET 4.5 Framework, WCF, WPF and Silverlight. These technologies will assist fresh IT graduates to build software applications. What is unique about this workshop is that on successful completion of the workshop candidates will be awarded with a ‘Certification of Participation’. Only those candidates who have appeared or cleared their TY B.Sc., B.E. (Computers), BCA or B.Sc. (IT) can attend the workshop. Date: June 27 and 28 Time: 10 am onwards Venue: Mumbai Educational Trust, Bhujbal Knowledge Centre, Bandra Reclamation (W), Mumbai – 50. For free enrollment please contact (022) 26440096/57 or Toll Free: 1800 22 0234 | SMS ‘MET IPW’ to 9227666690 or e-mail:


BNHS has announced its new initiative ‘Right to Environment Education’ (RTEE) wherein free educational day tours will be conducted at its Conservation Education Centre (CEC) at Goregaon for all underprivileged groups of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane. This is a year-long initiative which aims to reach out to municipal schools (including regional language schools), government-aided schools/colleges supporting lower-income groups, slum communities and housing societies from lower-income groups. The half-day programme includes a nature trail inside the BNHS Nature Reserve at Goregaon and Audio Visual show. Medium of instruction: Marathi and Hindi For details contact: Amandeep Giran on 9594929107 or


Institute of Digital Marketing (IDM), Mumbai and Mumbai Educational Trust (MET) has organised a first of its kind nationwide online contest for digital marketing called, DigiMET. The online contest will be open from April 1 to July 31. Students from all streams of education in the age group of 15-24 years can apply for this online contest for free. A unique and exciting opportunity for students to exhibit their talents in seven distinctive categories like Mobile App, Web App, Video Making, Creative Design or Homepage, Business Plan, Paper Presentation, Humor stories, Cartoons and Jokes. For more details about these categories log on to ‘DigiMET’ is open for students at an all India level. Students and those with the most excellent submissions of projects could win exciting prices up to one lakh. The online contest offers a total prize money worth Rs.17,75,000. The winners would be felicitated in a grand event in Mumbai and their work would be showcased to the world at large. ‘DigiMET’ would be open for a period of three months with allotted dates for the beginning and completion of the contest.



TEACHING “The feeling that you can somehow make a difference in the lives of impressionable children is just great,” says Roseanne Lobo, Assistant Teacher, Children’s Academy


did my BA, ECCEd and BEd. I am an exstudent of Sophia College. While in my 2nd year of degree college, as part of my psychology project, we had to complete a three-month internship teaching in a government school. It was a lot of fun as we got to interact with the students and have the experience of being a teacher. Since Teacher's Day was around the corner, we also trained the students to perform songs and dances for their teachers. It was due to this experience, that I really felt this was my career path. The feeling that you can somehow make a difference in the lives of impressionable children is great. I also come from a long line of teachers in my family, so I guess teaching is in my blood. However, I was not fully convinced as yet that this was what I really wanted to do, so I also spent a year teaching Sunday School to the first and second-graders in our parish. That really conMy advice for those who want to get into this profession is: 1) Learn to speak fluent English; it’s a prerequisite in all schools. 2) Take up teaching only if you’re willing to be dedicated and not for the sake of the money 3) You have to be tech-savvy and willing to learn and grow all the time. 4) Most importantly, become a teacher only if you love children and have a passion for teaching, that too only if you’re able to put the needs of the children above your own because you will be dealing with young impressionable minds. firmed to me that teaching was something I wanted to pursue and make into a career. I love little children. The fact that I could somehow make a difference in their lives was an added bonus. I liked the fact that I would be in charge of moulding the children’s minds and, more importantly, their personalities. Our country needs smart, caring and emphatic individuals, and through this job, I would have the opportunity to play a part in building these little minds. It is my way of giving back to my country. My education has definitely helped me in this decision. I owe a lot to my grandmother who was a retired teacher from the railways; to my school teachers and professors who moulded me into the person I am today. Without the presence of good teachers as role models in my life I would definitely not have chosen this career path. I trained at St. Xaviers Institute of Education. We had a five day week; wherein we had to prepare and teach model lesson plans in the college and, thereafter, we did

internships in schools. My training involved a lot of creative work in arts and craft for my ECCEd as that dealt with teaching pre-school and primary school children. Important days and festivals in the college, Independence and Republic Day, Teacher’s Day, Sports Day and Cultural Day were all held. The planning and participation of each student was required in all these events. It was definitely a learning experience as you get to try new things, explore your abilities and excel in things you are good at. It makes you an all-rounder which is an important aspect of teaching when dealing with young minds. Today I am a first grade class teacher in

Children’s Academy at the Thakur Complex (Kandivli) branch. I teach English, Maths, Science and EVS. This past year, I was also first grade singing teacher. Training students for annual days, cultural events, competitions and sports days are also part of my job profile. Since I did a diploma in both ECCEd and BEd, the investment was around Rs. 40,000 per course for a year, excluding extra materials needed especially during the ECCEd course. The amount one can earn depends on the school, one's own qualification and type of boards. Private schools may pay a starting salary

of anywhere between Rs.12,000–20,000 a month, especially if the school is an ICSE, IB or CBSE board. SSC board schools may pay less. Then again, it depends on whether one is teaching the primary or secondary sections. Secondary section teachers do get a higher salary. I have heard Government schools pay well but as I have never worked in one, I can’t comment for sure. A teaching diploma takes a year to complete after which you can get a job in the school of your choice. An ECCEd diploma can be done after higher secondary. For BEd, one needs to be a graduate. With experience, you become more of a


professional. Salaries depend on the schools and type of board patterns and your own qualifications. A good private school may offer up to Rs.25,000–30,000 a month, but again it differs from school to school. The biggest advantage of being a teacher is getting to interact with children on a daily basis. Aside from that the knowledge gained on a dayto-day basis, workshops are held at school for teachers as we have to be many steps ahead of the students; The students are extremely knowledgeable and exposed to a lot of information. Training students for activities and having the opportunity to watch them grow into mature young adults

gives me great satisfaction as a teacher. A teacher is privy to whatever happens at home and gets to share in the student’s joys and sorrows, thereby enabling one to guide and counsel them effectively. One of the main difficulties is dealing with stressed out parents. The workload of a teacher is very demanding. We have to bring our A game to play 24x7. People are under the impression that teachers have a very cushy job; I beg to differ as most of our holidays and spare time is spent in school work. I love my work. I’m in this line for a purpose. Let me see where it takes me. As told to Monarose Sheila Pereira

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Says Shubhra Bhardwaj, who specialises in promoting Indian classical and heritage folk dances and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Ferriswheel Entertainment. She has been instrumental in the production and execution of various national and international events like the Commonwealth Games 2010, World Cup Kabaddi 2013, Punjab and more. She shares her insights on Public Relations and its growing demands with Junisha Dama


rate, fashion, hospitality, digital and more.

ith the communications industry booming in India and an increasing need to communicate with audiences and consumers, Public Relations (PR) has taken a new shape and is the need of the hour. A PR professional is required to constantly display faith in the brand and promote it ardently. The basic need from a PR professional is to strategise and plan communications for a brand; and can be often referred to as a media spe- << Shubhra cialist. Bhardwaj SCOPE Communication is the lifeline of today’s fast-paced generation and thus, brands and organisations find a constant need to make their presence felt by communicating. “In the last 10 years, the service industry has been on the rise, especially the entertainment industry which has led to the industry getting more structure and getting organised. Thus the need for PR has come in,” says Shubhra Bhardwaj. The need for precisely schooled and trained persons is heightened in the communication age as brands are constantly on the lookout to be heard. With digital PR becoming increasingly prevalent, the platform and scope to communicate with a larger audience has widened. Stressing on the wide reach and need for digital PR, Bhardwaj says, “People are constantly on their mobile phones, or in some way connected to the internet. In today’s day and age, if you launch a website and don’t have a mobile site, there is a high risk that the number of viewers that could be reached narrows down.

With a mobile site, everyone will view your site and get to know your product.” SKILLS People willing to work in this field, must possess a skill for writing and talking; the ability to communicate is a core requirement. Apart from that, a professional must also have certain other qualities that Bhardwaj lists.  Extreme confidence: It is a necessity to possess extreme levels of confidence; it also helps to remain cool in times of crisis.  Consistency: The field requires a consistent approach toward communicating the brand with a consistent enthusiasm.

DIFFERENT FROM ADVERTISING Advertising is a way of communication; however it only pushes the brand to make it visible. PR however, sets a foot apart, it takes a step ahead to build a human connect with the brand; it outlines the background and history of the brand and attempts at building a bond with the consumer. In other words, it poses as a medium between the brand and the consumer. STEPS TO SUCCESS The perfect way to step up the ladder of success is to have a great understanding of what your client needs. It is important that the agency does not position the client in a negative light. Thus it becomes important to be sensitive to the organisation or the brand they represent. 

Foresightedness: PR involves several ups and downs, a skill of foresightedness becomes essential so as to plan and remain prepared with several tactics to sail smoothly through any struggle. Tackling skills: Tackling crisis is an everyday activity for PR. Persons with a taste for challenging situations can work wonders in this profession. It is vital to plan and strategise every crisis that you think might occur. Counselling and convincing: The skill to convince can be valuable. If a situation arises where a brand must take certain risks to remain visible in the consumer’s eye, a PR professional comes in handy to convince the brand to

ELIGIBILITY A degree in mass communication or a background in media studies is beneficial. There are several private institutions that offer diploma courses in PR. A journalism background also helps, as you get to JOB PROFILE A normal day in the life of a PR pro- experience both worlds of commufessional includes writing press nication. releases, planning and organising press conferences and other events JOB OPPORTUNITIES or programmes that help the There are several PR agencies that organisation or brand connect to require a fresh force with the the audiences. booming necessity for this service. It is essential to represent the It is a fabulous time to be in the client at community events as well, field of public relations. With the so as to give the brand added visi- digital revolution in motion, the bility. This field also demands mak- platform for communication has ing presentations and pitching widened and the requirement of ideas to clients. PR has several confident and skilled professionals branches – entertainment, corpo- has heightened. do so. It is also a plus if the professional can counsel the client to tackle crisis in a particular way.

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eritTrac has announced its partnership with Proxor (a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff ) to launch India's first standardised certification of software development ability. Developed from years of research at Carnegie Mellon University, this certification could soon be the benchmark for all aspiring software developers. For a company involved in software development, this will provide a reliable means of benchmarking software development capability within the company as well as setting the bar for aspirants wanting to join them. The issue of skill shortage in India’s IT sector (among the largest in the world) is a well-documented one. The irony of the situation is that there are so many more people

who could be employed by the ever increasing demand for the right skills in the IT sector, if the candidates had the ability to develop software. To overcome this gap, plenty of training service providers have been established. But most, if not all, focus on providing programming language expertise rather than assess and train ability to develop software at a conceptual level. The clear need of the hour is to assess ability to code and work on interventions accordingly. To achieve this, gaps in ability have to be identified accurately using a standardised assessment process. This is where Proxor comes in. With this partnership, MeritTrac will offer companies and colleges

Proxor’s Authentic Examinations – starting with the flagship product, the 'Software Developer Examination'. This is an authentic examination of software development capability, requiring examinees to demonstrate, in a proctored environment, the skills that are needed on the job. Proxor test-takers are tested and graded based on their ability to actually write software to an internationally acceptable standard. The Authentic Examinations will be available for individuals from July 2014. The certification is expected to enhance the likelihood of candidates in getting jobs in the IT industry as they will prove to be readily deployable in billable projects.


ake Profit, which conceived a host of courses for different sections of people, plans to hold a national-level CPIRF (Certified Professional in Regular Finance) awareness test in July this year. You need not be a financial wizard to take this test which enables the participant to display his or her prowess in the stock market, finance, banking and other related fields. The test is open to all Indians aged 17 and above. No criterion is laid on educational qualification. Those intending to crack this novel financial iteracy test will have to register their names at the website. In a short span of time, Make Profit Learning Centre has

churned out hundreds of students till date and several of them are making a decent earning. The curriculum for the courses offered by MPLC encompasses various facets of stock trading. MPLC designed courses offers many benefits to the students. There is no bar on age or education. Once you complete the course, you can jump headlong into the stock market as a trainee. After you have gained experience, you can get involved in four main careers pertaining to stock exchange proceedings depending on your interest: You can be the market makers (freelance); the stockbroker; investment analysts etc.


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Sheffield Hallam University, has announced the extension of its deadline for Indian students to apply for one of the Transform Together scholarships and the GREAT scholarships until July 31, 2014. High-achieving students can still apply for one of the competitive Transform Together scholarships to begin a full-time course in September 2014. Scholarship winners for postgraduate courses receive a 100 per cent tuition fee discount. Successful applicants to undergraduate courses receive a 50 per cent tuition fee discount for each year of study. As a part of the GREAT campaign from the British Council, the University is offering scholarships to six Indian students for M.Sc. Sports Business Management. Under this scholarship, each student will be awarded a scholarship worth £3,750 to study M.Sc. Sports Business Management. To apply for a scholarship, students must first apply for a course and receive an offer from the University. The application form for the September 2014 scholarships can be downloaded from Sheffield Hallam’s website - or in person from the regional office in New Delhi. For more information about Sheffield Hallam University and applying for scholarships, contact Sheffield Hallam’s New Delhi office by emailing or call +91 (0)11 23706239-41.

Swimming for a living Programme Director and Head Coach at The Club, Anand M. Pardeshi tells us how a water-based career like swim-coaching will keep you fitter than most


n today’s world, a swimming instructor is not only one who teaches swimming but also gives his pupil confidence to float in water, to love and befriend the water. It is not only sufficient to be a coach who trains individuals to flap their hands and legs in water, rather one who imparts the right blend of other aspects of swimming like sports psychology, importance of fitness, anatomical knowledge, etc. To widen the scope of instruction, a trainer must be a very good swimmer who has taken part in numerous competitions and has attended various courses. In this field, experience is must. The trainer must be able to recognise water phobia and must know the right way to handle it, and this is where aqua aerobics comes in. Aqua aerobics removes all fear of water, as in this course one learns how to play with water and draw heavily from the natural healing and relaxing powers of water. I have been in the field of swimming since the last 26 years, having started way back in 1987. I was a good swimmer from the beginning (short and long distance swimming). My coach, B.M. Jadhav, saw the potential in me and advised me to take up swimming as a profession. I polished my skills by attending Coaches’ Clinic and improved greatly under the guidance of one of India’s senior most coach Sandeep Divgikar. I have also read many books on swimming like ‘The Science Of Swimming’ by James E. Counsilman, as numerous other articles and watched videos relating to the latest

The Newcastle University’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) is offering undergraduate scholarships worth £3000/year to international students. Conditions for awarding scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to those who are considered to be Overseas Students for fee paying purposes and who meet the conditions of our offer for a place on one of the courses in the School of EEE and choosng this course as their UCAS first choice. Continuation of the scholarship in subsequent years will be conditional on achieving satisfactory performance, i.e. not less than a 55 per cent average in the previous year. The overseas scholarship will be used each year to reduce the University fees which are payable on registration. This scholarship is not available to those applicants applying for the Foundation year or who are fully sponsored by a company or government. For more information, please contact: Student Wellbeing Service, Newcastle University, UK, Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5537/8107,Email: uk or enquire online: For further details, please visit:


The Indian Institute of Packaging, a fully autonomous institute under the Ministry of Packaging, has announced 19th June 2014 as the date to conduct the entrance exam for its prestigious two year full time PG Diploma in Packaging. To be eligible for the entrance exam, one has to be a Graduate in Science (12+3 years degree – entire 5 years in science only), with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology (any one as main subject) or Agriculture/ Food Science or Engineering or Technology with minimum second class. The application needs to be submitted on or before 12th June, 2014 along with attested copies of mark sheets and other credentials. For more details, kindly contact: Indian Institute of Packaging – Mumbai Office – 02228219803;

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swimming techniques and styles. Sports Authority of India conducts a one-year degree course after which one may start coaching. Besides this, The Swimming Federation of India conducts a coaches clinic during national level events every year. A certificate of this holds great importance if one is looking to make a career out of swimming. I attended a course named Aqua Aerobic International Certificate Course for aqua aerobics, in Singapore in 2012. This course rewards one with a certificate that is recognised worldwide. Life saving and first aid courses are amongst the other important courses for aspiring instructors. With extreme urbanisation rapidly changing the face of our city, high-rises have been designed with all the possible recreational facilities, a swimming pool being one of them. Thus it is very easy to find a job as a part-time or full-time swimming trainer. Also due to increased number of sports clubs, gymkhanas and leisure centres, swim coaches have a wide range of options to choose from. One may opt for personal or group coaching at these locations. Moreover, finding a job like this is even more in vogue because of people’s awareness of sports and swimming being the best form of exercise, is greatly recommended by doctors too. The income may range from 10K to 50K a month, depending on the place one works and the quality one delivers. Instructors may

be required to work for 6 to 8 hours in the day, irrespective of the season. This is a career that keeps you fit and energetic. Good contacts are created and one earns a great amount of respect in the industry. It is also unlike routine jobs or the typical nine-to-five duty. One gets to interact and study the mindset of people of various age groups (3.5 to 80 years), gender and class. On the other hand, the drawbacks of this profession are that as a swim coach one has to be present at the pool 24x7 without excuses, of health especially. There is no day off. If one invests full time in this career it may affect family life too because of the nature of the job that requires swim coaches to be present even more on holidays and summer vacations. This career demands long hours of commitment and perseverance. It just does not work with a casual approach. Punctuality and results matter a lot. When opting for this career one needs to judge his own abilities whether he/she can teach and handle newcomers besides excelling in competitive coaching. Teaching very young, slow learners and physically challenged is a tough job and one must be patient. Teaching elder people above the age of 45–50 poses the greatest challenge to instructors. Their age, their gender and especially their health problems have to be constantly kept in mind. Special attention must be paid to their body posture during the exercises. People with severe knee problems and joint pains may join the aqua aerobics course, but an instructor conducting the workout session must keep in mind the health problems of each individual. It is extremely unnecessary to give them rigorous training only to produce good results. On the contrary, more focus should be paid on reducing their pain. I would always want many more people to opt for this career because it is definitely one form of social work as well. By doing this, we urge people to be fit, thereby ensuring a fitter nation. If many people come into this field, it will be inspirational for many more individuals of all ages to join and develop a healthier lifestyle. A career in swimming is very good at present as it promises a good income and a respectable position, although it demands a lot of hard work and dedication.


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There’s a vast range of options available in the market when it comes to mobile phones. We asked youngsters which one they’ve got on their wish list. Out of the current phones, there is no doubt that I would choose the Nexus 5. It has the latest android operating system and being Google’s, it is user friendly. The functionality of the phone is brilliant and it has numerous functions. I love that it has an HD screen, and that gives the user a chance to watch HD films, videos and play HD games. The camera is also of very good quality and that is a necessity. In my opinion, with so many functions to offer, the phone is worth the price. —Prerit Gomes BMS Student I would definitely buy a Samsung Note III. It has a 5.5 inch screen, and very good internal memory. It has a very good RAM, which is something no other phone offers. A 13megapixel camera, LED flash light, are very good essentials for a phone camera. The best part is, it was launched along with the gear while with other phones you have to buy the gear separately. You can view HD videos and play HD games. Although it is a little expensive for me as I am a student, it’s still worth the price. —Arnold Aaron IHM Student

I would pick the Nexus 5. It has a sleek appearance and the latest Android version. It has great camera quality, and HD screen. I’m sure it is user friendly as well and has some exciting features. What I love about it is that in terms of functionality, it is better than an iPhone as it gives you Bluetooth and will not have compatibility issues. The price range is flexible and gives you the option of buying it as per your requirement of 16GB or 32GB. Google as a brand has excellent market value, so you know that it isn’t a risk to buy a Google phone. — Pooja Barge BMM Student


Hormaz Fatakia, MET college

famous cartoon character had an equally famous one-liner, “Who knows what the future holds?” This is an old saying, but the credit goes to that character since I heard it from him. We are no one to predict the future. However, apart from the tons of astrologers that we have at every nook and corner in our country, one man had the audacity to predict the future. The said person was Harry Baweja, who launched his son Harman in a disastrous flick which we all (do not) remember as ‘Love Story 2050’. If that is the kind of future we should expect to have, than we rather stay in the present and never move forward. But since time cannot be stopped, I came up with a better alternative to the Sci-fi flick. Also, we tone down the time span to ten years. The flick is known as ‘India – 2024!’ It was predicted that India would be a ‘Superpower’ by the year 2020. So by 2024, it should be a bigger super power. There will be certain things that will be trending in the year 2024. Let us have a look at some of them: Petrol would be kept in museums: When we were in school, we used to travel in petrol powered buses. Ten years down the line, when our kids return from school, they will tell us, “We saw a petrol can at the museum today!” It is certain that, by 2024, petrol would certainly be out of the common man’s reach and that only the Ambanis and Adanis can afford it. For all you know, it may also be available on loans in banks at exorbitant interest rates, just the way a luxury commodity is treated in a developed superpower. L.K. Advani would still aspire to be PM: The grand old man of Indian politics would be at the ripe old age of 96 then, but would still have his PM ambitions intact. Just like Pranab Mukherjee is considered to be the best PM India never had, Advani’s case is that of Perennial ‘PM in Waiting’ whose waiting list ticket never received a confirmed status. He would express his aspirations on Twitter as well when our country goes to polls that year. PM

INDIA - 2024 Narendra Modi would even retweet this but with a silent grin under his moustache. Salman Khan films run to packed houses: Just like it is very difficult to change an Indian mindset, similarly there are three things in India that will never change; our addiction to food, our obsession with customs and traditions and our love for rubbish and irrelevant films starring Salman Khan. Christmas in 2024 will see a 60year-old Salman doing gravity defying stunts in ‘Dabbang 15’ and romancing Shahrukh Khan’s daughter Suhana in the film that will end up grossing Rs.1000

crore at the Box Office. The advent of 10D films: We are used to watching movies in 3D, but 10 years down the line we might get to see some path-breaking 10D films. We may get to see a re-released version of the classic ‘Titanic’ in a 10D version, in which the iceberg will hit our feet as well when it hits the ship. As we wear 3D glasses now, we may get to wear 10D masks then. Vegetables at Rs.1000/kg: It maybe a subject of breaking news now, but 10 years down the line, veggies selling at Rs. 1000/kg will be a usual run-of the mill story. Onions at this rate would be categorised as cheap. There was a time when people cried while they chopped onions, now their dam of tears would burst even upon hearing the name of this bulb. More than protecting their cash, people would pay attention to protect their onions in 2024! The trend of Bicycles: Like I earlier mentioned about the exclusivity of petrol a decade later, bicycles would be back for good and would be there to stay! The exercise would help people remain healthy and we shall have a more prosperous and healthy India!

India in 2024 presents a funny picture, but as it is said, “who knows what the future holds!”




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NEWS IN BRIEF PM’s 2-day Bhutan visit on June 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit from June 15 to Bhutan, his first destination abroad after assuming office. Modi will be travelling to Bhutan and will hold talks on key bilateral and regional issues with the leadership of the Himalayan nation. After Bhutan, Modi will be travelling to Japan in July. The Prime Minister is also likely to travel to Brazil to participate in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in mid-July.


HRISSUR: The principal of a magazine, its Principal M.N. Krishgovernment polytechnic in nan Kutty, staff editor Gopi and the Kerala and four students were owner of a printing press for ofamong seven people booked by po- fences under Indian Penal Code lice on Tuesday over putting a pho- (IPC) including concealing design tograph of Prime Minister Narendra to commit offence, wantonly giving Modi in their campus magazine provocation, punishment for under a list of 'negative faces' that defamation and printing matter also included Adolf Hitler, George known to be defamatory. The polyW. Bush and Osama bin Laden. technic is located in Kuzhoor. Cases had been registered against The campus magazine for 2013four students, associated with the 14 was released on June 4 and one

Five envoys present credentials to President

Envoys of five nations, including New Zealand and Bulgaria, on Tuesday presented their credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Those who presented their credentials are High Commissioner of New Zealand Grahame Morton, Bulgarian Ambassador Petko Doykov, Ambassador of Costa Rica Ubaldo Garcia Ruiz, Macedonian Ambassador Toni Atanasovski and the Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic Samargiul Adamkulova.

Govt mulls 54 new ITBP border posts in Arunachal

In a major step to fortify defences along the China border, over 50 new border posts are being planned for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force in Arunachal Pradesh. Official sources said a proposal for creating 54 modern posts for the ITBP is under consideration of the Union Home Ministry after the border guarding force recently submitted a proposal in this regard.

P.K. Mishra appointed Addl Principal Secy to Modi

Former Agriculture Secretary P.K. Mishra has been appointed Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The appointment of Mishra, a 1972batch retired IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, will be co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister or till further orders, according to an official release issued by the Ministry of Personnel on Tuesday.

The magazine was brought out by a team of campus editors of the institution, whose student union is stated to be controlled by a pro-Left campus outfit. The polytechnic authorities hinted that the magazine would be withdrawn as it has sparked a controversy. Local BJP workers staged a protest and burnt copies of the controversial magazine. Pics: PTI

5 labourers killed, 6 injured in Surat flyover collapse S

URAT: Five labourers were killed on Tuesday and six others injured when a portion of an underconstruction flyover collapsed in Parle point area of the city, a senior official said. "Five labourers died when a part of an under construction fly-over collapsed in Surat's Parle point area this morning," Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) chief M.K. Das said. There may be some persons trapped in the debris, but authorities are uncertain about their number, he told PTI.

Ministers told to submit property details by July-end

All ministers in the Narendra Modi government will have to submit details of their assets, liabilities and business interests to the Prime Minister within two months. They have also been directed to sever all connections, short of divesting themselves of ownership, with the conduct and management of any business in which they had interests before being appointed minister. This was stated in the Code of Conduct for Ministers re-issued by the Home Ministry after the new government took charge.

of its pages titled 'negative faces' featured a photograph of Modi. Others figuring in the collage included sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, LTTE supremo V. Prabhakaran, Adolf Hitler, Al-Qaeda chief Laden and former US President George W Bush, police told PTI. They said the case was booked on a complaint by a social worker Subash.

An under-construction flyover collapses at Athwalines in Surat on Tuesday.

The mishap occurred this morning when the labourers were shifting the columns of the bridge during which a portion of the flyover fell on them, he said. The collapsed flyover was a part of the city's cable-wire bridge connecting Parle point area to Adajan near Tapi river, Das said. The deceased have been identified as Naresh Jagannath (35), Rajendrasingh Sanichar (30), Kharidnar Singh (30), Uditkumar Phooleswar Ram (20) and Videshi Singh (26). "We have ordered to file an FIR in this tragedy, while an expert committee has also been formed to inquire into the issue," Das said. "We have announced Rs.2 lakh ex-gratia for the families of the persons who lost their lives, Rs.1 lakh for those who sustained permanent disability in this incident and Rs.50,000 for the others injured has also been announced," Das added. The 'Adajan-Parle point linking' flyover was being constructed for last two years. The deceased were yet to be identified, said Dr R.D. Burman, the medical officer of casualty ward of Surat Civil Hospital. "One labourer died on the spot, while four others died during treatment. None of them are identified yet," he said. Six labourers, who sustained injuries, have been admitted in Surat Civil Hospital, he added.

2 Russians killed, one missing as vehicle plunges into river D

EHRADUN: Two Russian nationals were killed and one was missing while nine of their compatriots were injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling from Gangotri to Uttarkashi plunged into Bhagirathi river on Tuesday. The mishap occurred at Bhagori village in Uttarkashi district on Rishikesh-Gangotri National Highway yesterday afternoon, the Station House Officer of Maneri police station, who was at the site, told PTI. The tempo fell into Bhagirathi, a tributary of the Ganga, as its driver, an Indian from Rishikesh,

lost control of the vehicle, he said. Bodies of two Russians, one of them a woman, have been recovered while one of the passengers was missing, the official said. Among the nine injured Russian nationals, eight were women. The driver of the tempo was also injured. The injured were brought in a chopper to Jollygrant hospital in Dehradun where the condition of six of them was stated to be critical. Senior officials were on the spot and search was on to trace the missing Russian, he said. Uttarkashi is 200 km from Dehradun, capital of Uttarakhand.


OH, IT’S RAINING... Women, holding umbrellas, walk in heavy rains in Kozhikode on Tuesday.

CBI to probe Badaun case and Munde’s death N

EW DELHI: CBI will soon take over probe in the Badaun rape-and-murder case as the agency on Tuesday received a request from Uttar Pradesh government in this regard and is waiting for a formal notification from Department of Personnel and Training. Highly placed sources said CBI has expressed its willingness to take over the probe in the alleged rape and murder of two teenaged girls in Badaun which triggered a nation-wide outtrage. The sources said the matter will now go to DoPT which will issue a formal notification in this regard, after which CBI will take over the cases registered by Uttar Pradesh police and start its inquiry. They said the case will be probed by the unit based here to avoid any allegation of favours and pressures from local administeration. The police had registered a case against seven accused, of whom five-- three brothers Pappu Yadav, Awadhesh Yadav and Urvesh Yadav and constables Chhatrapal Yadav and Sarvesh Yadav---have been arrested in the case. The two teenaged girls, who were cousins aged 14 and 15

years, were allegedly gangraped and murdered with their bodies found hanging from a mango tree, a day after they went missing on May 27, in a village in Ushait area in Badaun. In a fresh twist to case, Uttar Pradesh DGP AL Banerjee had recently claimed that according to available inputs rape of one of the victims was not confirmed and property could be one of the motives.

To probe Munde’s death The agency is all set to take over the probe into the death of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident in New Delhi. CBI sources said Home Ministry has recommended handing over the case to the agency and CBI has given consent to take over the probe. The matter will now be sent to Department of Personnel and Training, under the Prime Minister's Office, which will issue a formal notification after which CBI will take over the FIR registered by Delhi Police in this connection.The Delhi Police had registered a case against 32year old driver Gurvinder Singh whose car hit Munde's vehicle resulting in fatal injuries.


Afternoon Despatch & Courier




The global economy is turning the corner on the Great Recession, and overall prospects are improving. Economic activity is gaining momentum, and despite a bumpy start earlier in the year, we expect an expansion of 3.6 % in 2014 and 3.9 % in 2015. Advanced economies are finally strengthening, with growth expected to be about 2.3 % this year, even though their recovery remains uneven. Emerging market and developing economies will continue to provide the bulk of global growth, albeit at a slower pace than before. We still expect them to grow at a healthy clip of 5 % this year and 5.4 % next year.

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NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Wednesday (June 11, 2014) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello


The Nifty rose marginally on Tuesday (June 10, 2014) a net 1.80 points (0.02%) and closed at the 7656 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 7679 points level. It then rose further and registered the day’s high at the 7683 points level at 9.16 a.m. The index then declined sharply into the red and registered the day’s low at the 7579 points level at 9.42 a.m. It then rose steadily throughout the session and closed the day on a flat note. The Nifty witnessed a choppy session and moved in a range of 104 points. Sentiment was mixed and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 22 were gainers, while 28 stocks closed in the red. Substantial buying was witnessed in consumer durables, IT and technology stocks, while substantial selling was seen in realty and PSU stocks.

Overall Market Strength/Weakness: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a strong market but with a neutral bias. Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 7043 points level. The next support is at the 6846 points level.

Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance is at the 7730 points level. The next resistance is at the 7896 points level.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Pivot point = 7640 (This is the level where the trend is likely Volume: to change during intra-day). Volume (Qty shares) decreased 13.62%. This change is Support (1) = 7596. moderate and indicates a moderate participation by Support (2) = 7536. Resistance (1) = 7700. investors. Resistance (2) = 7744. Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: all the traded stocks, 834 were gainers, 778 were losers On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has and 27 remained unchanged. formed a hammer, (reflected by it small body and long Slow Stochastic Indicator: lower tail - A long lower tail indicates that the Bears The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen in the over-bought controlled the ball for part of the session, but lost zone. control by the end and the Bulls made an impressive The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is above the comeback) This is positive. slow D line (positive if it continues). Further, the index in above its 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the four averages are rising RSI Indicator: and also positively trended. Moreover, the velocity The RSI is above the 80 level and is now turned flat parameters too indicate strength. All these indicate a (positive if it rises). positive bias and the possibility of an up move unfolding. Investors are advised to hold long positions. MACD Indicator: Work with strict stop losses on all positions The MACD is above zero and is rising (positive if it continues). It is above its 9-day Average (positive). ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line but both lines are converging (negative if it continues). The ADX is rising while the Market Index is flat. No signal here. Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 7554) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 7394) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 7247) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 6322) Positive. All the four averages are positively trended. Positive.

Disclaimer: Investment recommendations made in ‘ADC’ are for information purposes only and derived from sources that are deemed to be reliable but their accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. ‘ADC’ or the analyst/writer does not accept any liability for the use of this column for the buying or selling of securities. Readers of this newspaper who buy or sell securities based on the information in this newspaper are solely responsible for their actions. ‘ADC’ and/or its affiliates and/or employees and/or the author, his company or his acquaintances may have interests/ positions, financial or otherwise in the securities mentioned in this newspaper.

Easing norms, the government has said an independent director’s previous tenure would not be counted towards the ten-year period limit, as mandated under the new companies law, provided that the individual is appointed afresh before March 2015. The move comes after various stakeholders had sought clarifications on several aspects of the Companies Act, 2013, including those related to appointment and qualification of independent directors. Under the new Act, an independent director can have a maximum of two tenures of five consecutive years (a total of ten years), with a cooling off period of three years.

Govt Bonds Worth Rs 7,152 Cr To Be Auctioned Today

The National Stock Exchange (NSE) will auction today government debt securities worth Rs 7,152 crore (USD 1.2 billion) for overseas investors, whose total investment has crossed 90 per cent of permitted limit. At the same time, NSE in a circular also asked foreign investors not to increase their positions in interest rate futures (IRF) market as such exposure has also crossed the permitted levels. A similar circular was released by BSE as well. These decisions come amid a strong surge in overseas investors interest in Indian bond market.

IMG To Meet Today To Review BGs Of 61 Coal Blocks

The meeting of inter-ministerial group on coal blocks to look into the issue of bank guarantees related to 61 mines allocated to firms such as ArcelorMittal, Tata Steel and JSPL has been postponed from yesterday to today. “The meeting which was to be held on June 10...Is now rescheduled, to be held on June 11...To consider the issue of Bank Guarantee in respect of the coal blocks which were reviewed in 24th IMG (Inter-Ministerial Group) meeting,” the Coal Ministry said in the meeting notice.

Bankers Pitch For A National Asset Management Co

Concerned over rising bad loans, heads of banks and financial institutions yesterday suggested creation of National Asset Management Company which could act as a nodal agency to deal with the problem. “There were some suggestions on setting up of National Asset Management Company,” Financial Services Secretary G S Sandhu said after the pre-budget meeting with heads of banks and financial institutions with the Finance Minister here. It will take over large non-performing assets of banks and help in revive companies ridden with bad debts.

Idea, IOC Tie Up To Service 82 Mn LPG Customers

Idea Cellular and IOC have entered into a partnership that will allow over 82 million LPG consumers of Indane to book LPG 24x7 on mobile phones and get delivery status updates via IVR and SMS. As part of the agreement, that is valid for two years, Idea will extend its ‘smart gas solution’ service to enable end-to-end automation on refill delivery process of IOC.

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Withdraws Proposed IPO

Emcure Pharmaceuticals has withdrawn its proposed initial public offer, which was looking to raise up to Rs 500 crore, making it fourth withdrawal this year. The Pune-based pharma company had filed draft offer documents with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) for the proposed IPO in June last year. The proposed issue comprised of fresh issue of up to Rs 300 crore and an offer for sale of up to 25,13,057 equity share.


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Gas Price Hike To Balance Reforms Along With Interest Of The Poor



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By A Business Reporter


s government mulls over the impending natural gas price hike, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan yesterday said a right decision will be taken at the right time by balancing the urgency of reforms with the interest of the poor. "We are examining all aspects of the issue. We are deeply into it. A right decision will be taken at the right time," he said. Refusing to speculate on the timing or what the decision will be, Pradhan said that bringing back the "derailed" economy on track is the top most priority of the Narendra Modi government and it will do whatever it takes for bring back the momentum. He said the government wants to stabilise the economy which had been made "bankrupt" by the previous UPA government. "The first task is to stabilise the econ-

omy." The NDA government, Pradhan said, is for reforms as also protecting the interest of the poor. "Economic reforms are not antipoor. Economic reforms are infact pro-poor. We need to strike a balance between the two and we will do it. I do not want to say anything more than this right now," he added. The first increase in natural gas prices in four years was to be originally effective from April 1. However, before a new rate could be unveiled, the general elections were announced and its implementation got deferred. Last week, a top oil ministry official said a decision on the issue will be taken before July 1. The ministry had on April 21 told Reliance Industries, which was made to sell natural gas from its eastern offshore KG-D6 fields at the old rate of USD 4.2 per million British thermal unit even after its term had expired, that a new rate would be

announced by July 1. The ministry will announce a new rate once its gets clarity on implementation of the Rangarajan formula, which would double the gas price, from the top. Pradhan refused to say if his ministry will go to the Cabinet again for a review or approval of the Rangarajan formula which was approved by the previous UPA government. The ministry is expected to make a presentation on the issues pertaining to the oil and gas sector to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in next few days and a clear direction on how to proceed on gas pricing will emerge after that. If the Prime Minister gives a go ahead for announcing a new rate as per the Rangarajan formula approved by the previous government in December last year, an announcement will be made forthwith. However, if it is felt that the formula suggested needs some adjustment or the government needs to take

steps to protect interests of users in power and fertiliser sectors, then consultations at the level of Cabinet may happen. Before being voted to power, the BJP had stated that it would like to review the formula if it comes to power. Rangarajan panel had suggested pricing of all domestically produced natural gas at an average of the prices of imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) into India and the weighted average of gas prices in North America, Europe and Japan. The price formula was to be effective on April 1, 2014 for a period of five years, with the price being revised quarterly using the approved formula. The price for each quarter will be calculated based on the 12month trailing average price with a lag of one quarter (i.e. Price for April to June 2014 will be calculated based on the averages for the 12 months ended December 31, 2013).

E-series Investors Redeem 85.5kg Gold, Rs 140 Cr Cash From NSEL By A Business Reporter


ommodity markets regulator FMC yesterday said some of the e-series gold investors at crisis-hit spot exchange NSEL have recovered 85.5 kg of physical gold and about Rs 140 crore in cash from the troubled bourse. National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL), a subsidiary of Jignesh Shah-led Financial Technologies India Ltd, is grappling with a payment crisis for settling dues worth Rs 5,500-crore after it suspended trading activities in July last year following a government directive. To help 33,000 investors redeem

metals worth Rs 525 crore stuck in eseries contracts, FMC had asked NSEL to begin rematerialisation of its e-series gold contracts from April 12 and financial close out of these contracts from May 6. In a statement, Forward Markets Commission (FMC) said: "As a part of the re-materialization/financial closure of e-series contracts at NSEL, 85.5 kg of gold has been released on rematerisalisation to about 500 investors of E-Gold and approximately Rs 140 crore have been distributed in financial closure to over 23000 investors of E-Gold at NSEL." Rematerialisation is the process

Cost Of Doing Business In India Needs To Be Reduced By A Business Reporter




here is a need to reduce the cost of doing business in the country to revive the investment cycle, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. "The Finance Minister stressed upon the need to improve the business climate and reducing the cost of doing business as important means for revival of the investment cycle," an official statement said yesterday. He also emphasised on the need for coordinated approach by all sector regulators to achieve financial stability. "He referred to the high political expectations from the new government and the opportunity now available for resolving longpending problems facing the economy," the statement said. Jaitley was speaking at the meeting of the Financial Sector Development Council on Saturday. It was attended by financial sector regulators including the Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan and Sebi Chief U K Sinha. The minister also cautioned

against slackening the vigil in the area of fiscal consolidation. Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram briefed the council on the macro-economic situation and improvement in twin deficits. "However, there is a long way to go in terms of reviving economic growth, controlling inflation especially food inflation, keeping deficit under control, addressing infrastructure bottlenecks," Mayaram said. He added that there is a need to continue to be in a state of preparedness for managing external sector vulnerabilities. Economic growth slowed to 4.7% in 2013-14 and retail inflation stood at a 3-year high of 8.59% in April. The current account deficit (CAD), which is the difference between inflow and outflow of foreign funds, dropped to 1.7% of GDP in 2013-14 from 4.7% in 2012-13. The financial sector regulators at the meeting presented their suggestions on the forthcoming Budget 2014-15, as also their ideas on next generation financial reforms.

by which a client can get his electronic holdings converted into physical form. On performance of the overall commodity futures market during April-May of this fiscal, FMC said that the turnover at 15

commodity bourses fell by over 66 per cent to Rs 9.52 lakh crore from Rs 28.16 lakh crore in the year-ago. The turnover fell across all commodities from agriculture, bullion, metals to energy items, it added.

Government Can Cut Subsidy Bill By 1% By A Business Reporter


he government can cut down its subsidy bill by up to 1 per cent of the GDP without causing much pain to people, Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Ila Patnaik said yesterday. "I don't think it is (fiscal consolidation) that hard, because when you look at many of the schemes, you have the spending, you have the leakages," Patnaik said at a book launch at a Ficci event. "You have subsidies...Many of which are distortionary, many of which are not well targeted. If there is a political will then one can easily cut down (subsidy) by 1 per cent of GDP without actually bringing a lot of pain to people," she added. However, she said, fiscal consolidation is a difficult task on the face of an economic slowdown and high inflation, yet it is not hard to carry out. Patnaik was of the view that emerging economies witness a growth cycle which still needs to be understood in the Indian policy making. Contributing a chapter in the book titled 'Getting India Bank on Tracks: An Action Agenda for Reforms', Patnaik said that macroeconomic and financial stability in India is suspect, as the institutional machinery for macroeconomics and finance in India is grossly out of touch with the requirements of today's economy.

Expedite IT Refunds, Says Ficci "Such a passbook would lend credit worthiness to the taxpayer and banks will also willingly lend, if the ndustry body Ficci has asked Finance Minister tax payer wishes to borrow to meet his or her tax liaArun Jaitley to expedite IT refunds by making the bilities," Ficci Chairman of National Committee on process taxpayer-friendly through issuance of an on- Transport Infrastructure K K Kapila said in a letter to line passbook linked with the permanent account Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Refund of income number (PAN) in which refunds are credited as dues tax is a part of the working capital for any business for each financial year. The passbook could also be entity, particularly consultants, whose main used by the tax payer for payment of advance tax for assets are in the nature of recoverables from clients, the subsequent year, it said. Ficci said.

By A Business Reporter






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swish set sauntered into THE Gallery 7 at the preview of Salamat Husain’s photography show


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chatter at the Harman Kardon launch at Four Seasons. Getting into the groove of the night were the likes of Jacqueline Fernandez, Harman Baweja, Mugdha Godse, Sonu Sood, Randeep Hooda, Aftab Shivdasani, Deepti Gujral, Candice Pinto, Hemangi Parte, Asif Azim, Shamita Shetty, Vivek Oberoi, Shreya Saran, Monali Thakur, Shibani Dandekar, Arjan Bajwa, Narayani Shastri, Ken Ghosh and Arzoo Govitrikar.

‘25 Kilos’ presented by the art gallery and the Turkish Consulate. It was time for wines and hors d’oeuvres among guests like Nisha Jamvwal, Ashvin Gidwani, Reshma Bombaywala, Rouble Nagi, Manju Bhende, Farid Currim, Dalip Tahil, Bina Aziz and Bharti Jaffrey. And Turkish Consul General Ceylan Erisen seemed pleased with the images of her beautiful home country.


brand showcased its limited-edition exquisite fusion jewellery collection ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ and also a sensational clothing line by Manali Jagtap. It was time for the ‘Bold to Wear Gold’ fashion show that was keenly watched by Hrishitta Bhatt, Lucky Morani, Gautam Gulati, Pragati Mehra, Nataliya Kozhenova, Sahila Chadha, Vinit Kakkar, Aditya Singh Rajput and Rashmi Pitre.


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raise funds for cancer patients. Rekha and Y K Sapru, Madhoo Sharma, Tara Sharma, Priya Dutt, Shobhaa De, Varsha Usgaonkar, Rashmi Uday Singh, Samir Mondal, Bina Aziz, Brinda Chudasama, Charan Sharma, Lalitha Lajmi and Kalpana Lajmi were all there to soak in the images at this exhibition curated by Piali Syam.



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fashion LUXURY house Dvar was the happy venue for the

preview of an exclusive collection by Anju Modi. What you witnessed was a beautiful display of the bridal couture and prêt collection. The evening, hosted by Vijayta Gandhi and Parth Sanghavi of Dvar, also featured Sitara, a sparkling collection of uncut Marcellus Baptista diamond jewellery by Sabina Singh and Zeba Kohli. Present on preview evening were Sonal Chauhan, Gaurav Chopra and Zarine Khan besides the designers.



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1. Traitor(5)

4.Loud weeper (6) 7.Unclear (7)

11.Final notice (4)

16. Guru——- - religious leader (5) 17.Correcting an error (7) 18.Vast (7)

19.Pre-Christian priest (5) 20.Flower part (6) 21.Edge (5)

22.Afghan city (5) 25.Silencer (7)

26.Instrument (4)

27.Carpet slipper (5) 28.Relax (5)

32.Hindu official(5) 34.Kind of dog (3)

35.Person above 18 years(5)

CROSSWORD NO 195 Nita Jaggi 43.It leads to the house (8)

44.Disabled (8)

45.Armenian capital (6)

48.Strong plate on knight(5) 49.Figure of speech(6)

50.Lowly job (6)

51.African nation (5) 53.Jesus——- (6)

54.Act of wiping (8) 55.Major event(8)

58.Egypt neighbour (5)

59.It is blue in colour (3)

60.Not aunty (5) 67.Mock (5)

15.Delight (7)

46.Small bag (7)

65.Antagonist (8)

52.Small car (5)

69.Novice (7)

68.Muslim prayer (5)


72.Wise (7)

23.Clever (5)

2.Scalp trouble (8)

29.Swallows (5)

56.Robust (3)

4.Make cake (4)

31.Success (7)

61.Laughing gull (8)

70.Small plant (4) 76.Watercraft (5) 77.Anxiety (5) 78. Silent (6)

79.Contact (5)

82.Put together (7)

83.Russian czar (7) 84.Korean city (5) 85.Clues (4)

86.Green stone (7)


88.Stample (5)

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5.Formal approval (7)

47.Ban from exam (9)

24.Persuade (9)

30.Take off (3)


33.Awfully (9)

6.Benevolent spirit (8)

36.Nutritionist (9)

9.Mean person (7)

38.Chomolungma alias (7)

8.Antelope (8)

10.Transform (6)

12.Salad vegetable (8)

13.Honda rival (6)

14.Evening hour (5)

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37.Not secondary (7)

39.———-Wordsworth (7) 40.Branch off (7) 41.Command (7) 42.Clear (7)


DOWN 1. V A M P 2. X A N T H U R A 3. N O V E M B E R .............

62.Airport section (7)

63.Scottish castle (8) 64.Prison term(8)

66.Lullaby (8)

71.Dear person (7) 73.Gold coin (6) 74.Wriggle (6)

75.Egyptians embalm them (5) 80.Hero (4)

81.Hairless (4)

Solution (GIGANTIKA No. 194)

ACROSS: 1.Perks 4.Wander 7.Malaise 11.Abut 16. Verse 17.Manhunt 18.Gypsies 19.Snack 20.Snatch 21.Noise 22.Fable 25.Skeptic 26.Lair 27.Asked 28.Hobby 32.Gomti 34.Pay 35.Scour 43.Auckland 44.Election 45.Butler 48.Awful 49.Ironic 50.Second 51.Cache 53.Poland 54.Espousal 55.Annamese 58.Tokyo 59.Sun 60.Merit 67.Groan 68.Ebony 70.Tiff 72.Alfalfa 76.Hosts 77.Congo 78.Eleven 79.Put Up 82.Divulge 83.Karachi 84.Glint 85.Sure 86.Tragedy 87.Frigga 88.Nyala. DOWN: 1.Pull 2.Revenues 3.Suricate 4.Weep 5.Nominal 6.Einstein 8.Astonish 9.Anguine 10.Sapper 12.Bushbaby 13.Titter 14.Bushy 15.Bigfoot 23.Ashur 24.Echolalia 29.Babel 30.Gum 31.Blarney 33.Tediously 36.Chocolate 37.Buffalo 38.Skyline 39.Benison 40.Steeple 41.Outcome 42.Glucose 46.Vampire 47.Identical 52.Pseud 56.Pot 57.Cheat 61.Crusader 62.Passive 63.Unlocked 64.Silencer 65.Effusion 66.Alouatta 69.Banteng 71.Fleming 73.Shunts 74.Scalar 75.Zebra 80.Agha 81.Kala.

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Moon in Libra till 10.43 a.m. 13th Jyesht Shuklapaksha Vishakha Tula (Libra) R.T. Golden Yellow 3

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: Hard work put in during the previous year now pays off rich rewards. Major changes in your work set up are indicated almost immediately. You will improve your financial position by setting up an additional source of income. If you have wanted to shift residence, you will move into a new home this year. Romance and adventure thrills the young and the eligible are assured a fortunate alliance by the end of the year. BABIES BORN TODAY: Will be physically attractive, kind gentle, loving, healthy and long-lived. Full of vigor, vitality and will also be intelligent. Academically qualified, will be able to express eloquently both in spoken and written word. Will be responsible, unconventional and upholder of truth. A career in the media or communication would be most rewarding. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): You will develop an idea that has been on your mind of late. Monetary help and support is forthcoming from well wishers. At work you will win the support of colleagues and associates with your convincing ways. You are assured that future developments will be in your favor.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Regular work will bring the normal level of profits but you are likely to get sudden money. You increasingly feel that you can put your savings to more profitable use. This is a mistake. Let your money rest in fixed deposits. At home a pleasant feeling prevails.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): A profitable day is indicated. You need to put in all efforts to remain ahead in your work and business. You will benefit by working in co-operation with others. At times you may feel partners are not doing enough in terms of money and efforts put in. Avoid changes right now. Love life is happy and gratifying.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Stay focused and plan for your immediate needs and work towards achieving it. Hard work and perseverance will certainly get rewarded. Put behind the unpleasant events of the past and look forward to a nice day. Genuine appreciation and understanding will come your way.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Job seekers will get exciting offers. You can look forward to change in your environment.. Those in creative field or dealing with sales and marketing are bound to do well. Moments with your beloved will be few. Other issues like entertaining someone from out of town could keep you busy.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): A minor setback in work is foreseen. It is not an unmanageable situation, but you should try to stop the downward trend at once. Avoid making any major decisions right now. Keep a low profile and stay out of discussions of any kind. Try to avoid stress and have an early night.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): You will do well at work and monetary gains are indicated. Perhaps you may be cited for an honor for a recent achievement. Those who have been unwell will make a quick recovery. A happy occasion will be celebrated in the family. This maybe something, you have been really looking forward to. You shine out at a social gathering as a charming attractive person. A meeting with a new friend has the makings of a torrid romance.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Work on new initiatives and ideas to give your approach on the way you work a totally new and fresh feel. It is a gamble worth taking. In the evening you may want to share a few quiet moments and discuss your plans with your beloved or mate. An investment for the family is indicated. In the evening you may want to share a few quiet moments and discuss your plans with your beloved or mate about the future.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): To meet the challenge you will have to be ready to bring about some radical changes in the way you do things to get where you want to be. In the evening others may feel that you are not being too social. You may just be tired and wanting to call it a day early.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Apart from a slight progress in work you have not achieved much in terms of a real breakthrough. But you are moving in the right direction. Love life is exciting and those desirous of settling down in matrimony are likely to get a good marriage proposal and get engaged soon.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Work seems to be in control and you can concentrate on other areas of your life. You will be entertaining friends and relatives. Try to keep a check on the undercurrents of tension. Keep a low profile and avoid getting embroiled in any family arguments, or gossip, in your own interest.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Before accepting the new job offer consider it from various aspects to find out whether it is as good as it seems. Share some of your doubts with your beloved or a close friend who may help come up with original and practical solution. Meetings and outings will be enjoyable.




ACROSS: 1 ___ Pooja : Dashara in Kolkata (5) 6 Sordid, disreputable or unattractive? (5) 9 Jaundice in livestock (7) 10 Those feeling remorseful or those who are regretting? (5) 11 A furred, web-footed mammal, very fond of fish ! (5) 12 Remus for one, Sam for another? (5) 13 Giving a hollow beating to, in a way? (7) 15 A tailor's measure (3) 17 "i.e. so " different for a French river? (4) 18 Insect (6) 19 The fold or depression between belly and thighs (5) 20 Yell, belly laugh (6) 22 Like _ __ of bricks (1,3) 24 Male sheep (3) 25 Female or boy singer of highest range (7) 26 Glowing (5) 27 __ from the blue (5) 28 Otherwise (5) 29 Bollywood's Manisha ____ (7) 30 ___ havoc on : harass the enemy or take revenge from the enemy, in a way? (5) 31 In a state of agreement? (2,3)

DOWN: 2 Classic 1896 Alfred Jarry play (6) 3 Move in circle or spiral (6) 4 Roman bronze - "sea" change? (3) 5 Loud, resonant sound (5) 6 Tumid (7) 7 City in NE Italy famous for its ancient Roman ruins (4) 8 A breakfast dish (6) 12 Render harmless, demilitarise (5) 13 Perch for a bird (5)


SUDOKU 2178 Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.


Difficulty Level: 


Today’s clue: J equals O

The Cryptoquip is a substitution cipher in which one letter stands for another.

14 Take arrogantly, without any right or authority (5) 15 Lloyd Webber musical (5) 16 Extensive grassy plain of S. America (5) 18 She has lost her husband? (5) 19 Capital of Sikkim (7)

21 Hinder (6) 22 Palestinian leader (6) 23 Give ___ ___ : give for temporary use? (2,4) 25 Feeling sympathy (5) 26 Playback singer Yagnik (4) 28 ___ Arun : playback singer? (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 3 Oriya, 8 Clack, 10 Astro, 11 Err, 12 Bumps, 13 Caramel, 15 Pasta, 18 Wat, 19 Hemmed, 21 Plywood, 22 Upas, 23 Flue, 24 General, 26 Ossian, 29 OEM, 31 Feign, 32 Audited, 34 Egest, 35 Nit, 36 Brute, 37 Repel, 38 Ascot. DOWN: 1 Pleat, 2 Scrawls, 4 Raul, 5 Yapped, 6 Assam, 7 Wrote, 9 Arr, 12 Between, 14 May, 16 Smell, 17 Adeem, 19 Hole out, 20 Out of, 21 Parsi, 23 Famines, 24 Ganges, 25 Red, 27 Serry, 28 I get a, 30 Feted, 32 As to, 33 Tip.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1997 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 18 average; 20 good; 22 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: coif, confer, confrere, conifer, enforce, enforcer, fence, fencer, fern, ferric, fierce, fiercer, fine, finer, fire, foci, force, fore, free, freer, infer, reef, refer, refine, refiner, REINFORCE, rife.





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UMBAI: GM Pantsulaia Levan of Georgia retained his crown by finishing at the top of the leader-board with an overall tally of eight points at the end of the 10th and final round of the LIC 7th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournamen at the Thakur College. Meanwhile there was cheer for India as IM Himanshu Sharma earned the first of the three GM Norms, required to graduate into a Grandmaster. Sharma along with four other players – GM Aleksandrov Aleksej of Belarus, GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil of Georgia, GM Amonatov Farrukh of Tajikistan and Russian GM Ovetchkin Roman all ended up with 7.5 points each. The Indian was placed third behind Aleksej on the basis of the Buchholz (tie-breaker) score. Mikheil, Farrukh and Roman grabbed the next three places. The last and final round witnessed a spate of draws with Levan (ELO 2577), who started with a full point lead play out a safe draw with Tajik-

Achievers Academy, KRC bag titles

MUMBAI: Andheri’s Achievers TT Academy and KRC won the third and second division titles on the final day of the Catapult Sports– Khar Gymkhana MSDTTA Inter-Club table tennis league, hosted by Khar Gymkhana. While Achievers achieved their goal by beating Powai’s P3 Sports Academy 3-1, KRC had to fight back after trailing 1-2 to to turn the tables on Gomantak ‘B’ for a 3-2 victory.For Achievers Academy, Shyam Purohit played a stellar role, winning both his singles with aplomb,

ours with Mikheil (ELO 2632) and Aleksej split a point with Roman in another stalemate. Earlier in the ninth round, Levan without taking undue risks against countryman GM Gangunashvili Merab (ELO 2562) played a quick draw in just 15 moves, while Aleksej was engaged in a long battle with Sharma before they settled for a draw after 66 moves. Meanwhile, WGM Bhakti Kulkarni claimed an IM norm in the tournament as she held GM Harutjunyan Gevorg (ELO 2434) for a draw with black pieces. This was her second IM Norm with the first one earned during the Highland Open tournament in Czech Rupublic in 2013. Final standings: 1. GM Pantsulaia Levan (GEO, 8 points), 2. GM Aleksandrov Aleksej Chief Guest, Jairaj Pathak, former Mumbai Municipal Commissioner presents the winning (BLR, 7.5), 3. IM Himanshu Sharma (IND, 7.5), trophy and a cheque of Rs 3 lakh to GM Pantsulaia Levan of Georgia who emerged 4. GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil (GEO, 7.5), 5. champion of the LIC 7th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournament. Amonatov Farrukh (TJK, 7.5), 6. GM Ovetchkin Roman (RUS, 7.5), 7. GM Harutjunyan Gevorg istan’s Amonatov Farrukh (ELO 2609) position. On the second board, (ARM, 7), 8. GM Paichadze Luka (GEO, 7), 9. on the top board. The half point from Sharma (ELO 2372) playing with IM Gagare Shardul (IND, 7), 10. GM the tie ensured Levan clinch the top black pieces did well to share hon- Gagunashvili Merab (GEO, 7).

Fr. Agnel Red emerge champions M

UMBAI: Fr. Agnel Red continued their splendid winning streak to emerge champions of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) organised Women’s Football League – 2014. The formidable Fr. Agnel Red comprising of highly experienced players faced little opposition from their second string side, Fr. Agnel Red, coasting to a facile 3-0 victory in the final, played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel. Fr. Agnel Red had to wait till the 32nd minute to open the scoring when livewire Laura Estibeiro struck. There was no respite lead, before consistent goal scorer for Fr. Agnel Blue as six minutes later Blanca Barretto fired home the third Pooja M hit the target to double the in the 41st minute.

Earlier in the third place encounter, S.P. Academy rallied to overcome Sea View SC by a 3-1 margin.

29 India to play South Korea for ninth position


HE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS): India will be seeking to overcome Asian champions South Korea in the play-off for the ninth position in the ongoing men's hockey World Cup here, after they failed to improve upon their eighth-place finish in the last (2010) edition at New Delhi. South Korea finished fifth in Group B after suffering a 1-6 loss against 2012 Olympic champions Germany in their last league match here. The Koreans suffered four defeats and managed to earn just one point from a draw with South Africa, who finished at the bottom of the pool. After losing their first two matches by conceding late goals, India were relegated to the fifth position in Group A. The Indians managed just one victory and a draw in five outings. England, to whom India conceded a 69thminute match-winner after squandering several chances at the other end, have progressed to the semifinals after registering 32 win over Belgium last night. India will seek to avenge their loss to the Koreans in the Asia Cup final, and ensure that they slip just one spot from the 2010 World Cup. Like India, the Koreans too suffered from conceding late goals in their preliminary league outings. Bracing up for the encounter against South Korea, India's chief coach Terry Walsh said the boys need to learn from each outing and need to look forward to the next game. The coach said India need to work on penalty corners, both in creating more set pieces as well as in executing them.

Watch Srinath, Narredu, Chouhan By Shalivahana


here are eight races today and the first starts at 2 p.m. most of the riders today are apprentices or those who do not have many winners to a credit. The seasoned top riders are Srinath, Suraj Narredu, P.S. Chouhan


1. The Ranibennur Plate 1200 M 2 P. M. 1. Archer 60. 5 Md. Sameer 2. Its My Party 59. 5 Irvan Singh 3. Atom Bomb 59 Mohd. Asif 4. Lake Of Magic 58. 5 Ajeet Kumar 5. Samajdaar 58. 5 A. Vishwanath 6. Brigade's Paradise 58 J. Paswan 7. Peppr 57 H. G. Rathod 8. Shining Fame 57.5 Saddam Hussain 9. Let Me Fly 56.5 Arman Khan 10. Bigstorm 55 M.J. Gautamrajurs 11. Demand Draft 55 K. Anil 12. Montag 55 Mohit Singh Win: Demand Draft, Let Me Fly 2. The Harangi Dam Plate - Div. Ii 1100 M 2.30 P.M. 1. The Back Bencher 56 Ajeet

Kumar 2. Country's Beauty 54. 5 Shobhan Babu 3. Divine Love 54. 5 N. Ravinder Singh 4. Fantasy Living 54. 5 Nassar Alam 5. Felicissimus 54. 5 Mohit Singh 6. First Light 54. 5 Irvan Singh 7. Jota 54. 5 P. S. Chouhan

4. The Somwarpet Plate - Div. II 1400 M 3.30 P. M. 1. Precious Replica 60.5 Y. S. Srinath 2. Neron 58.5 P. Kiran Rai 3. Sunny Seven 57. 5 M. Madhu Babu 4. Class Above 56 Vijay Kumar 5. Pepper King 56 P. S. Chouhan


8. Kallistrate 54. 5 Arshad Alam 9. New Sunrise 54. 5 A. Vishwanath 10. Welcome Again 54. 5 K. Anil Win: Jota, New Sunrise

3. The Aristocrat Plate 1600 M 3.00 P. M. 1. All For Cash 62. 5 Y. S. Srinath 2. Chronicle 60.5 R. Ravi 3. Ice Splendour 58 S. Mubarak 4. Supreme 56.5 Suraj Narredu 5. Always On Top 55.5 A. Vishwanath 6. Mother Ewa 54 Shiva Kumar 7. Brillante 53. 5 V. R. Jagdeesh 8. Defining Moment 51. 5 Keanen G. Steyn Win: Supreme, All For Cash

6. London Eye 55 N. Tauseef Ahmed 7. Stride To Success 55 Anil Baandal 8. Delta Delight 54 N. Ravinder Singh 9. Napolean Dynamite 53 Nirmal Jodha 10. The Alchemist 53 S. Sreekant 11. Friends Forever 51. 5 Ajeet Kumar Win: Pepper King, Precious Replica 5. The Takshashila Plate 1200 M 4 P. M. 1. Historica 62. 5 Y. S. Srinath 2. Virtuoso 59. 5 Mohit Singh 3. Haute Ecole 58 K. Anil 4. Queens Colour 56 H. G. Rathod 5. Miss International 55. 5 A.

Vishwanath 6. Aerial Acrobat 55 P. S. Chouhan 7. Best Move 53 Ajeet Kumar 8. Shades Of Scarlet 52.5 Anil Baandal 9. Take Off 52.5 Withdrawn 10. Perfect Speed 51. 5 Nassar Alam 11. Jazzbythebay 50. 5 M. Suresh Win: Aerial Acrobat, Miss International

6. The H. R. C. Trophy 1400 M 4.30 P. M. 1. Bold Police 65. 5 A. Vishwanath 2. Crrisp 64 Saddam Hussain 3. Color Me 58 Ajeet Kumar 4. Spark Of Beauty 57. 5 J. H. Christopher 5. Yamas 57.5 Himanshu 6. Spaniard 57 J. Paswan 7. Demanding Format 56 Keanen G. Steyn 8. Sofast 55. 5 Y. S. Srinath 9. Sand Dune 55 Md. Sameer 10. Al Attaturk 54 M. J. Gautamrajurs 11. Lad Lady 53. 5 N. Ravinder Singh 12. Carisa 51. 5 V. R. Jagdeesh Win: Demanding Format

7. The Somwarpet Plate - Div. I 1400 M 5 P.M. 1. Indian 62.5 R. Ravi 2. Ayman 61.5 D. Gnaneshwar 3. Chandini 61 N. Ravinder Singh 4. Grand Success 60. 5 Vijay Kumar 5. Gran Turismo 60 P. S. Chouhan 6. Greenbro 60 M. Madhu Babu 7. Society Music 60 Y. S. Srinath 8. Thrillseeker 59 P. Kiran Rai 9. Hard To Pin Down 58. 5 N. Tauseef Ahmed 10. Mountain Glory 56. 5 V. R. Jagdeesh Win: Thrillseeker, Gran Turismo

8. The Harangi Dam Plate - Div. I 1100 M 5.30 P.M. 1. Ayahuasca 56 P. S. Chouhan 2. Come On Gingin 56 S. Sreekant 3. Fellowship 56 N. Ravinder Singh 4. Star Fox 56 Y. S. Srinath 5. Zoyaan 56 S. R. Santosh Kumar 6. Always United 54. 5 S. Mubarak 7. Azale 54. 5 P. Uday Kiran 8. Beautiful Effect 54. 5 Shivnath Paswan 9. Catchy Charger 54. 5 Mohit Singh 10. Vroom Vroom 54. 5 Arshad Alam Win: Star Fox, Ayahuasca


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England manager Roy Hodgson.


avid Beckham has called on England manager Roy Hodgson to unleash his squad's emerging talent at the World Cup. Hodgson has selected several highly-rated youngsters including Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw for the tournament. Despite their lack of international experience, the former England captain believes that Hodgson shouldn't be afraid to throw them into the team. Liverpool winger Sterling, 19, Everton midfielder Barkley, 20, and Southampton left-back Shaw, 18, have just 12 caps between them. Beckham himself burst onto the global stage as a 23-year-old at the 1998 World Cup in France, scoring on his first


start in the competition against Colombia. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is convinced England would benefit if Hodgson was to put his faith in a new generation of exciting talent. Beckham said: "People talked about how we've got young players going out to a World Cup, to one of the biggest competitions in the world, and are young players up for it? I've no doubt they're up for it. These players play in the biggest leagues in the world. They play against some of the best players, some of the biggest players, so without a doubt, it doesn't matter how young they are, it doesn't matter what age they are. "They're prepared, they're

Midfielder Ross Barkley believes England have to be positive in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup and is hopeful he can realise "every kid's dream" by facing some of the best players on the planet. "It's very important when you go into a tournament, to set the tone in the first game," he said. "You have got to start with a good result, go into the game prepared and looking to win the game. With all the big-name players it's going to be a big test playing against Uruguay but if we get a good result against Italy we can take confidence into the second game. We need to be positive throughout the group stage."

Blatter takes aim at FIFA â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;destroyersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;


ready for it. You can see the good thing about having young players go into a competition is the fact that they're not scared. Young players are not scared to go out there and perform and play for themselves and play for the team, and so they'll be ready." England have been drawn in a tough group featuring Italy, their opening opponents on Saturday, Copa America champions Uruguay and Costa Rica. But Beckham, who won 115 caps and played in three World Cups, is upbeat about England's chances in Brazil. "Yeah (I'm) very optimistic," the 39-year-old said. "Obviously I've been to a few myself and I know that going into a World Cup - I always believe going into any World Cup or any

big competition that I used to go in as a player - that you can go all the way, and our players will be doing exactly the same." Beckham also offered his opinion on England striker, Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United forward has failed to score in eight previous appearances in the competition, but Beckham is confident his old England team-mate will rise to the occasion this time. "Wayne proves himself every time that he steps out on to a football field," Beckham added."At the end of the day Man United might not have had a great season but he has had a great season. He performed well in almost every game and every time he puts an England shirt on you know it means something to him."

We have to attack Brazil police, military take to the field for WC Italy: Ross Barkley R IO DE JANEIRO: A crowd of about 200 soccer fans awaited the Dutch national team on Monday outside its temporary home at the Caesar Park hotel, a 23-story tower along Rio de Janeiro's spectacular beachfront. But their orange jerseys, placards and party hats weren't the only thing odd at an entrance normally frequented by business executives and high-end tourists. How about the 18 Brazilian soldiers, in helmets and flak jackets, wielding clubs, stun guns, pistols, and rifles? Or the helicopter patrolling above the famous Ipanema beach and the Navy patrol boat cutting through whitecap waves just offshore? "Whoa!" said Bjorn Koerselman, a 42-year-old Dutch airline executive. "They are really taking security seriously." In a country that has long wobbled between order and chaos, that's exactly the sort of reaction leaders hope to elicit during the World Cup soccer tournament that kicks off on Thursday in Sao Paulo and proceeds across 11 other Brazilian cities for the fol-


SAO PAULO: World football chief Sepp Blatter blasted critics trying to "destroy" FIFA as he launched a staunch defence of his scandal-tainted organisation. Blatter, 78, who is poised to announce his candidacy for a fifth term as president of football's global governing body, launched a strong defence of his term during addresses to Asian and African officials. Speaking to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) gathered in Sao Paulo ahead of FIFA's 64th Congress, Blatter branded his critics "destroyers". "Show unity and confirm this unity, it's the best way to reply to all the destructors in the world," Blatter said. "They want to destroy, not the game, but they want to destroy the institution, because our institution is too strong," he added. Blatter said FIFA was "so strong we are sure they'll not destroy it." Blatter's rallying cry comes as FIFA faces mounting pressure over its 2010 decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Spanish star Rodriguez leads Google searches for youngsters

NEW DELHI: Rising Spanish star Jese Rodriguez has emerged as the most popular young football star on Google among those who would make their debut in the FIFA World Cup which gets underway in Brazil on Thursday. Rodriguez was the third highest goal scorer for his team in the U-20 World Cup tournament in Turkey and was also awarded with the bronze boot. Interestingly, while the seasoned stars ruled the online buzz, the young rising stars of football are also making an impact. Thibaut Courtois from Belgium stands second on search popularity, Google said in a statement. At the age of 21, he is regarded as one of the finest goal-keepers. Isco, the young soccer star from Spain, stood third.

Vidal doubtful for Chile opener

lowing month. After years of construction delays, alleged corruption, infrastructure shortfalls and bickering with FIFA, soccer's governing body, Brazil hopes the Cup at the very least will be safe for the 2 million people expected to travel to games, outdoor viewings and other related spectacles. Around 100,000 police officers are patrolling host cities, and President Dilma Rousseff has deployed 57,000 soldiers, sailors and

other troops, coordinated jointly at command centers in each host city, in what is the largest mobilization by Brazilian forces in recent history. The government is investing about $850 million in overall security, which covers everything from protecting the 32 teams to containing possible street protests against the World Cup to airspace surveillance, be it with radar and air traffic systems or the constant flights of helicopters now buzzing host cities.

Key midfielder Arturo Vidal remains an injury doubt for Chile ahead of their FIFA World Cup opener against Australia on 13 June in Cuiaba. The Juventus deadball specialist again did not train with his team-mates at their base in Belo Horizonte on Monday. Vidal, 28, has been struggling with inflammation in his knee since undergoing an operation on 7 May due to a meniscus problem. He made a surprise comeback in last Wednesday's 2-0 friendly victory over Northern Ireland, playing 15 minutes, but has not since been able to train with his team-mates. Tests carried out on Saturday revealed he had inflammation under his right kneecap. Vidal trained apart with some light jogging during the 15 minutes Chile's training session was open to the media, before kicking a ball.


Algeria want to make history: Islam Slimani


rising name in European club football, Algeria's Islam Slimani could be a stand-out figure up front for his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and the Sporting Lisbon star says that he and his teammates are looking to leave a mark in Brazil. “Algeria has never got past the first round, so that's our goal,” he told “We are flying to Brazil with ambitions. It will be our fourth appearance at the finals. We all know about the victory against [West] Germany in 1982 with the likes of [Rabah] Madjer, [Salah] Assad or [Lakhdar] Belloumi. We all want to leave a trace in the history of Algerian football and follow in their footsteps.” Slimani, who will turn 26 during the finals, can look back at his first season in European football with some pride. Having signed for Sporting Lisbon in August last year from Algerian club CR Belouizdad, Slimani took a few weeks to break into the Sporting line-up, but once he managed to do that, there was no stopping him. After being used mainly as a substitute and scoring a number of goals from the bench, Slimani made the most of an opportunity that presented itself earlier this year as he was given a starting role in the team. He scored in four consecutive games in March, including a winner against Porto that helped Lisbon finish above the reigning champions. Slimani ended the season tied for the second most goals on the team, finding the net eight times in 26 appearances - 16 of which were from the bench. Sporting ended the season in second place behind Benfica, and the club's success has meant that many eyes have been focused on the talented attacking player. “This season, I discovered European football. I am happy with my first season during which I scored decisive goals. Sporting is a great team, and we managed to qualify for the next [UEFA] Champions League.” But Slimani has put any thought of participating in that tournament aside for the moment as he is concentrating solely on his contribution to the showpiece event of world football: the FIFA World Cup. The north Africans have been paired into Group H with Russia, Korea Republic and Belgium, whom many have earmarked as a dark horse in the competition. The 25-year-old said thatLes Fennecs would not be scared of their opponents.


ordan Ayew scored three goals and Asamoah Gyan netted another on Monday in his return to the starting line-up as Ghana blanked South Korea 4-0 in a FIFA World Cup warm-up match. Ayew opened the scoring in the 11th minute, followed with

another goal in the 53rd minute and completed the hat-trick in the 89th minute. Gyan, the former Sunderland striker, scored in the 44th minute. He had been among reserves earlier in Ghana's World Cup tune-ups but was among 10 players moved into the starting

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line-up for the Black Stars. Ghana will open World Cup Group G play on 16 June against USA. The Black Stars knocked the Americans out of the World Cup in the Round of 16 in 2010 at South Africa and with a groupstage victory over them in 2006 at Germany.

Alonso unsure of Spain future X

abi Alonso insists he has still not decided whether the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be his final outing for Spain. The 32-year-old is gearing up for his sixth major international tournament, having won the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championships in 2008 and 2012. The Real Madrid midfielder was forced to miss last summer's Confederations Cup with a hip injury but recovered to play a key role in



Just two men have won the FIFA World Cup as both player and coach, Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.

Zagallo won the Trophy twice during his playing career, in 1958 and 1962, and was then in charge of the Brazil team that recaptured the title at Mexico 1970. Beckenbauer's triumphs came in 1974 and 1990 respectively, and he was also a losing finalist in 1966 as a player and 1986 as a coach.

his side's capture of the UEFA Champions League trophy last season.Hinting that he could prolong his international career beyond Brazil as long as he remains fit, Alonso told Spanish radio station Cope: "I haven't decided whether I will quit Spain [after the World Cup]. I'm really focused on the World Cup and it depends how I feel after the tournament, I'll decide then. If my body responds and I feel as though I want to continue, then I'll continue." Alonso also credited former boss Jose Mourinho with making Real competitive again in Europe after six years of disappointing campaigns, but insisted the current Chelsea manager's achievements in his three year tenure at the Bernabeu were not good

enough. Mourinho guided Madrid to the semi-finals of the Champions League in each of his three seasons in charge of the club, but never reached the final, while his successor Carlo Ancelotti presided over the team capturing a tenth European Cup in his first season with Real. "Mourinho had an important impact because after so many years of Madrid getting knocked out at the last 16, reasserting the team's place was important, but evidently no-one can be happy with that because that was not the objective," said Alonso. The former Liverpool man missed out on Real's 4-1 win over neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final due to suspension.


Jordan Ayew scored three goals for Ghana in the practice match against South Korea.

Ghana will also face Germany in Portugal in other Group G matches at Brazil. Korea Republic will try to bounce back from the drubbing in Brazil, with a Group H opener 17 June against Russia. The Koreans will also meet Algeria and Belgium in first-round matches.

Keane eager to face Ronaldo

Robbie Keane admits he and his Republic of Ireland teammates are desperate for Cristiano Ronaldo to line up

against them. Ireland end their summer programme with a tough test against the FIFA World Cup™bound Portugal on Tuesday amid speculation that the Real Madrid superstar will return from injury at some point of time in the game at the Metlife Stadium.

Goal-line technology in the spotlight at Maracana G

oal-line technology (GLT) was on show at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro as FIFA and GoalControl GmbH held a media event to demonstrate how the technology works. Members of the media from around the world had an opportunity to see the GoalControl-4D technology in action, including wearing the referee watch to receive the indication of “Goal” or “No Goal”, which is immediately cameras located around the confirmed within one second as pitch, with seven cameras fopart of the requirements of the cussing on each goalmouth. International Football Associa- Using a special detection softtion Board (The IFAB) who ap- ware, the ball is filtered out from proved the principle of GLT in the image sequences and its realJuly 2012. time position is automatically The GoalControl-4D system is calculated as X, Y and Z coordiequipped with 14 high-speed nates as well as speed, making it

4D. If the ball has fully crossed the goal-line, the central processing unit automatically sends an encrypted radio signal to the referee’s watch in less than one second indicating a goal by means of vibration and a visual signal. The GLT media event followed on from the referees training session on Saturday, 7 June, also at the Maracana, which FIFA organises to ensure that all match officials are comfortable with the technology and to explain the pre-match procedure in more detail. The general functionality and accuracy of the system and in particular the mandatory referee check were important parts of this training.

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