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2 The accused Sanjay Singh (arrested), Saket Sharma (arrested) and Sanjay Sharma (absconding)

The victims of the scam protesting outside Kasturba Marg Police Station

wo men, nabbed on July 22 on charges of cheating people in a multicrore finance scam with national repercussions, have been handed over by the Kasturba Marg police to the Economic offences Wing (EOW) and have been remanded to police custody till August 12. The accused, Saket Sharma and Sanjiv Kumar Singh, were arrested on charges of collecting lakhs of rupees in advance by promising people Continued on pg 2 «


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ast Friday (August 2), which was the final day of the monsoon session, a certain bill was put up on agenda. Being the last day,

the agenda was packed with calling attention motions, debates, various official bills and non-official business. All eyes were set on the Adarsh Report. In this melee, the bill was sanctioned within

MLAs sneak in and pass Rs.40,000 monthly pension bill!

minutes without debate. In less than two minutes, Maharashtra’s MLAs had voted in a massive pension hike for themselves.

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Do you think the state government’s decision to hike legislators’ pension from Rs.15,000 per month to Rs.40,000 Vijay Kaminwar Social worker After becoming a legislator, people become so affluent that they don’t need to have a pension. Besides, they get lot of perks too.

Chitra Lele Assist. Prof, Political Science The amount is reasonable as per price hikes. But a pension should be given to those who retire from active politics and work for Siddharth Kumar Financial expert Normally, pensions are for people who spend their lives in service of the nation. After a five year term, legislators don’t retire from politics but are given an assignment Gajanan Pattewar Entrepreneur We should not assume that all legislators are corrupt. If there is a provision of pension to assure them for the rest of their lives, they will try to be more honest

Azad Shrivastav | ADC

‘Malnourished’ fellows from our party, sir! They are waiting for the ‘additional foodstuff’ of cabinet posts.

that they would get them loans through different national and international agencies. Subsequently the case was handed over to the EOW when it was realized that the scam had nation wide ramifications. Five others, including two foreigners, are still at large. The absconding accused are: Sanjay Bhardwaj (also known as Sanjay Sharma), Raj Kothari, Mittal, David Welham and Christopher. David and Christopher are said to be foreigners, whereas Mittal is an NRI. .DCP Pravinkumar Patil (Zone XII) told ADC that they have confiscated some documents and data from the accused. Since cases against them have also been registered with different police stations, the matter has been handed over to the EOW, he said. On Saturday some of the victims of the scam gathered outside Kasturba Marg police station and demanded that the main kingpin, Sanjay Sharma be nabbed immediately and the property of M/s Delta Finlease Private Limited, located at Metro Mall, Borivali East, be seized. As of now the office of Delta remains locked but it has not been sealed by the police. According to the data collected, the list of those who have been duped is long and includes: Musa Lakdawala, Byculla, Mumbai (Rs 50 lakh), Mohammed Shams, Dahisar, Mumbai (Rs 32 lakh), B.K.Avhad, Chairman, HR & UB Infra Projects Private Limited, Lower Parel, Mumbai (Rs 28 lakh), Subhash Palshetkar, Chairman, Sai Abhishek Group of Companies, Mira Road (Rs 36 lakh) and D.D.Pawar, Director, Pawar Builders, Pune (Rs 29 lakh). The matter came to the fore when one of the victims, Musa Lakadawala, filed an FIR (203/2013) with Kasturba Marg Police on July18, once he realized that there were no signs of him getting a loan of Rs 20 crore which he had sought from Delta Finlease. For this he had paid Rs 49 lakh by way of

Closed office of Delta Finlease at Goregon cash (Rs 7 lakh) and the rest by cheques and bank guarantees last May. He had also pledged the original documents of 7 flats (worth Rs 35 crore) belonging to him and his brothers as collateral security. No sooner had he lodged the FIR,

loan applied for. Musa then filed another complaint with the Byculla Police station. Meanwhile, a team of the Kasturba Marg police led by DCP Patil, comprising Sr PIs Bharat Varleker, PIs Laxman Chavan, Sudhir


than he began receiving threats on his mobile phone and also through emails purportedly sent in the name of Credit Finance Co. Ltd, Bangkok. Delta Finlease also allegedly threatened him that all the flats pledged by him would be taken over without him getting the

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Sankhe, API.Raorane and Head Constable Vikrant Kanade worked relentlessly and arrested the accused within a record time. They were guided by Additional CP Sunil Pavaskar. The accused were operating from their office, Delta Finlease

Pvt. Ltd at Metro Mall Borivali (East). Earlier they were functioning from Goregaon (East). Before that they were operating in the name of Fiscal Development from Dahisar (East). They had also claimed to have sister concerns, Credit Finance Corporation Co. Ltd, and Global Fiscal Corporation Co. Ltd in Bangkok (Thailand). Besides, they had also claimed that they had agents in UAE and UK and other states in India, the complainant Musa Lakadawla said, adding that the accused have been operating in Mumbai, Pune, Gujarat , Delhi, UP, MP and Haryana. Their offices were well-furnished and maintained to impress loan seekers. The staff of the Delta Finlease & Credit Finance always carried bags with airport tags to further impress visitors. The accused are allegedly experts in fabricating documents, making false ID cards etc. The usual contact strategy was through newspaper advertisements and social networking sites. Those who responded were usually builders, small film makers and traders. They used to collect 2 to 3 percent of the loan amount applied for as legal charges and also collected additional charges for translating documents into Thai! These, they claimed, would be submitted in Bangkok. They also used to obtain signatures on blank agreements, Lakadawala alleged. They used to implicate their clients in false cases if they pressed for the refund of the amounts they had paid in advance. The offence has been registered against all the accused under various sections of IPC; cheating, forgery, unlawful business practice, breach of trust, money laundering (hawala), harassment, and using abusive and vulgar language. As the news of their arrest spread throughout India, many affected people have began filing FIRs in different police stations. One of the victims, D.D.Pawar, has lodged a FIR with Mundhwa police in Pune.


Senior BJP leader Kirit Somaiya addresses a press conference at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh on the Rs.8,000-crore Vayda Bazaar Scam of NSEL Commodity Exchange, on Monday. Somaiya has written to the PM and requested steps to protect money of small farmers and investors. He demanded criminal action against the perpetrators of the crime.

Dashrath Pawar Student A pension hike from Rs.15,000 to Rs.40,000 is more than reasonable. Besides, they are already entitled for free travel by ST, railway, free calling Readers wishing to participate in ‘Opinions’ may send us their name, day-time telephone number with a passport-size photograph to Your Subject line must be: opinion


Building's height can be equal in all sides, otherwise South and Western sides should not be taller in height as compared to East and North. by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119,

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The heights and the depths

The road that Dashrath Manjhi cut through a hill single-handedly in Gaya district of Bihar over a period of 22 years and (inset) the man himself.

VERY few of the reading public have not read about Dashrath Manjhi, Gaya district’s Mountain Man, not because he was as big as a mountain but because he moved one in memory of his wife. Thousands of articles were written about his inspirational life but of course, the last to respond were the people who should have been doing the work he did. This was actually cutting a road through a hill to reduce the distance between Gahlour village, where he lived in Gaya district, to the nearest town. He did it all on his own, the highest form of shramdaan, and it took him 22 years. By the time he finished, he had a cutting that was 360 feet long and 30 feet wide. Apparently it is still not metalled. He did all this in the memory of his wife Falguni who died because he could not reach a doctor in time. And his work has reduced the

distance between Atri and Wazirganj blocks in Gaya from 75 km to 1 km. He finally died in Delhi in 2007, but not before he was felicitated by the chief minister. We think he would have preferred to dsee the road properly tarred and surfaced in his life time. But this is not the whole story, fascinating though it is. Film maker Ketan Mehta has now made a movie on Dashrath. Aotly it is titled Manjhi – the Mountain Man, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte in the leading roles. It was ready last year in October, when up popped a man who claimed that Dashrath Manjhi had actually given him the rights to his whole life as he lay on his death bed – in Patna. So Ketan Mehta could not screen the film he had made. Now the Patna civil court has dismissed the petition, asking for the stay and passed a verdict in

favour of the release. So we can expect to see the movie very soon. What the lwayers proved was that on the day mentioned by the claimant to Manjhi’s life story, Dashrath was not even there in Patna. For his film, Mehta did the shooting in actual locations in Bihar. TRelieved he is about the case, but also very indignant about the fact that someone thought he could claim to have the rights to tell the man’s ;life story. It has been widely quoted, and if Dashrath is a “discovery’ of anyone, it is of former minister in the Rajiv Gandhi cabinet Arun Singh. We remember a news magazine breaking the story as part of its Heroes project in the 1990s. Dashrath finished the road in 1988, having started the work in 1967, that is how long it took to reach the public. But having read about it, we never forgot it. What is mind-boggling is how invariably the most majestic acts of humanity usually have a companion piece detailing the lowest forms of human life, like the man who tried to make a fast buck out of a great subject. That, we are afraid, is the paradox that is India.

Hiroshima day

IT should be a festive day today at Azad Maidan, as 1,000 NSS volunteers gather with placards and banners to send home the message that there should be no more Hiroshimas ever. Nor is there a soul who would fail to concur with the sentiment that seeks to work for peace and a nuclear-free world. It is just that we think everyone should be a part of it, so please head for Azad Maidan at around 3.30 pm and help swell the numbers.

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For last few days, a housing society on Nausher Bharucha Road (old Sleater Road) in the heart of the island city, has been receiving a bunch of unexpected visitors. Wild squirrels frolicking around in the rains, creating a racket with their constant chirruping. Not that anybody is complaining. Residents are amused that in this most crowded area just outside Grant Road station, this rare wild life is there for everybody to enjoy. Here is one member of the bunch perched on top of a few stacked bamboos. Incidentally, Sleater Road is one of the unique stretches of roads in the island city boasting of huge, shady trees, some of which are more than half a century old.

You go, girl!

WE may not be fans of Shobhaa De’s writing but we are certainly following her on Twitter now, ever since she made such a feisty and spirited comeback to the thuggish —PTI

I-DAY PARADE: In the run-up to Independence Day, a reminder of our children, who still believe in spite of the fact that they are the very segment that has been so neglected by nation and state.

threats of Nitesh Rane of Swabhimaan Sanghatana in response to her light-hearted tweet about the idea of Mumbai seceding from Maharashtra. Wonder if anyone remembers that Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray once mooted the idea of permits to Mumbai for outsiders, and late last year, the Governor of Delhi suggested the same thing for Delhi, a suggestion which was shot down by chief minister Sheila Dixit. But no-one suggested that the governor come out on the street and say the same thing if he dared, or that he would lose whatever “shoba” he had “forever”. That’s the trouble with social media. It lets in any and everybody. We think young Mr Rane should focus a bit on the fact that he now has to deal with the CBI Court’s rejection of the closure report filed by the CBI in the matter of the complaint of one Chintu Shaikh who has alleged that he was fired upon by the politician in Worli in 2010. As for the harpies who congregated beneath her building to “protest” her tweet, we would suggest that at least they spell the lady’s name write. An evident believer in the power of numerology, probably it was seeing her name on banners spelt ‘Shoba Dey’ that upset her more than the racket. All the more reason to be glad she came out of her corner swinging to such good effect.







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%&'()**+,--.-   THANKSGIVING Novena prayer to St. Jude. O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition, in return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Mary’s and Glory be. St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. (Publication must be promised). C-12104 May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world. Sacred Heart of Jesus thy kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the helpless pray for us. Say this prayer for nine times nine days. Your prayer will be answered by the eighth day. Publication must be promised. C-12105


I have changed my name from Laxman Krishna Khule to Avinash Krishna Khule as per Maha. Gazette No. X-12633. C-12108 I have changed my name from Hiroobai Vikyomal Mulani to Deepika Narendra Kumar Balwani as per Affidavit dated 23-07-2013. C-12191

CLASSIFIEDS We, Mr. Bhagirathi Nityanand Sahoo & Mrs. Sushila Bhagirathi Sahoo, have changed our minor son’s name from Anil Bhagirathi Sahoo to Anilkumar Bhagirathi Sahoo as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/08/13. C-12195 I, Mina Kumari Jayantilal Jain, have changed my name to Meena Bharat Jain as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/08/13. C-12196 I, Fayyaz Kasim Nadkar, have changed my name to Faiyaz Kasim Nadkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/08/13. C-12197 I, Twinkle Bharat Mehta, have changed my name to Twinkle Bharat Jain as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/08/13. C-12198 I, Trinkle Bharat Mehta, have changed my name to Twinkle Bharat Jain as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/08/13. C-12199 I, Bharat Kundanmal Mehta, have changed my name to Bharat Kunarmal Jain as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/08/13. C-12200 I, Meena Bharat Mehta, have changed my name to Meena Bharat Jain as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/08/13. C-12201 I, Mr. Rajesh Jayantilal Shah, have changed my name to Mr. Rajeshchandra Jayantilal Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/08/13. C-12202 I, Ramakrishnan Swaminathan, have changed my name to Swaminathan Ramakrishnan as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/08/13. C-12203 I, Ramakrishnan Swaminathan, have changed my name to Janaki Ramakrishnan as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/08/13. C-12204 I, Jyotsnaben Virendra Mehta, have changed my name to Jyotsna Virendra Mehta as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/08/13. C-12205 I, Dineshkumar Meghraj Gandhi, have changed my name to Dinesh Meghraj Gandhi as per deed poll Affidavit dated 03/08/13. C-12206

I have changed my old name Pari Rajesh Parikh to new name Farheen Ashraf Mansuri as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. X34146 dated on 05-08-2013. C-12211 I have changed my name from Suku Kumar to K. Subhash Kumar as per Affidavit dated 02.08.2013. C-12212 I have changed my name from Angadkumar Prakash Gupta to Angad Prakash Gupta as per deed poll Affidavit. C-12213 I have changed my name from Rasik Devjibhai Patel, to ‘Rasiklal Devjibhai Dalsania’ as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (U-50067) dated 31/01/2013. C-12214 I have changed my name from Kushal Rasik Patel, to ‘Kushal Rasiklal Dalsania’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-42597)dated 03/01/2013. C-12215 I, Kalpesh Hasmukh Shah have changed my Daughter’s name from Kiara Kshitij Shah, to ‘Kiara Kalpesh Shah’ as per Maharashtra Govt.Gazette No. (U-22588) dated 25/07/2013. C-12216 I have changed my name from Mumtaz Begum Umar, to ‘Mumtaz Begum Abdul Gani’ per Affidavit dated 05/08/2013. C-12217 I have changed my name from Gopannita Dasaratha Bhuyan, to ‘Gopannita Tridipta Mohanty’ per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (U-19634) dated 11/07/2013. C-12218 I have changed my name from Rajesh Satyanarayan Goyal, to ‘Rashi Amit Bansal’ per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-19739) dated11/07/2013. C-12219 I have changed my name from Josephalinto Anthony K., to Joseph Anthony Karukuttikaran per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (U-15160) dated 20/06/2013. C-12220 I have changed my name from Theresa Costa Fernandes, to ‘Pooja Pragnesh Trivedi’ per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-17467) dated18/09/2008. C-12221

I have changed my name from Zahina Khatoon Mohd Usman to Zahina Khatoon Mohd Usman Shaikh as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (U-56871). C-12192

I, Sonwane Nitin Kachru, have changed my name to Nitin Kacharu Sonawane as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/08/13. C-12207

I have changed my name from Jai Prakash K. Raju, to ‘Jai Prakash K. Jaju’ per Affidavit No. HM 710322 dated 05/08/13. C-12222

I have changed my name from Amarjit Lalji Gupta to Amarjeet Lalji Gupta as per Affidavit for deed poll dated 03-08-2013. C-12193

I, Lokesh Lalit(Jain) Jagawat, have changed my name to Lokesh Lalit Jagawat as per deed poll Affidavit dated 02/08/13. C-12208

I, Rakhi Raj have changed my Son’s name from Sanjay Premkumar Raj, to ‘Sanjay Rakhi Raj’ per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-20180) dated 11/07/2013. C-12223

I, Sureshbhai Pranlal Khandhar, have changed my name to Suryakant Pranlal Khandar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 02/08/13. C-12194

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I have changed my name from Rajshri Ramchandra Pitnaik to Madhavi Madhav Shinde (According deed poll Affidavit dated 5/8/2013). C-12209

I have changed my name from Arshad Fakruddin, to ‘Arshad Fakruddin Sayed’ per Affidavit dated 18/07/2013. C-12224

MUMBAI | TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013 We, (1) Kausar Saifuddin Barisadriwala & (2)Sakina Kausar Barisadriwala, have changed our minor son’s name from Saleh Kausar Barisadriwala to Swaleh Kausar Barisadriwala as per deed poll Affidavit Dtd.05/08/2013. C-12225 I have changed my name from Kausar Saifuddin Sadriwala to Kausar Saifuddin Barisadriwala as per deed poll Affidavit Dtd.05/08/2013. C-12226 I have changed my from Nullwala Khairoon Asif to Unwala Khairoon Asif as per Affidavit. C-12227 I have changed my name from Salim Zakaria Sabunwala to Salim Zakaria Sabuwala as per Affidavit dated:06/08/2013. C-12228 I have changed my name from Mohamed Salim Zakaria Saboowala to Salim Zakaria Sabuwala as per Affidavit dated:06/08/2013. C-12229 I have changed my name from Shanaz Ismail Allimiya to Shahnaz Bashiruddin Shaikh as per Affidavit dated:06/08/2013. C-12230 I have changed my name from Abdulla Ejazulla Farooqui to Abdullah Ejajullah Farooqui as per Affidavit. C-12231 I have changed my name from Ejazulla Jafferulla Khan to Ejajullah Zakaullah Farooqui as per Affidavit. C-12232 I have changed my name from Abdur Razzaque Abdul Jabbar to Abdul Razzaque Abdul Jabbar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-12233 I have changed my name from Rubina Abdul Gaffar Shaikh to Rubina Bano Abdul Gaffar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-12234 I have changed my name from Shamim Abdul Razzaque Shaikh to Shamim Bano Abdul Razzaque Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-12235 I have changed my name from Deepak Murlidhar Sonavne to Deepak Murlidhar Sonawane as per Affidavit. C-12236 I have changed my name from Suryawanshi Kirti Baban to Sonawane Jyoti Deepak as per Affidavit. C-12237 I have changed my name from Kalpeshkumar Patel to Kalpesh Patel as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05th August 2013. C-12238 I have changed my name from Ketankumar Vyas to Ketan Vyas as per Affidavit dated 05th August 2013. C-12239 I have changed my name from Ritaben Shivprasad Raval to Rita Ketan Vyas as per Affidavit dated 05th August 2013. C-12240

I have changed my name from Manisha Kisan Sawant to Varsha Uday Pawar as per Affidavit dated 05-08-2013. C-12241

I have changed my name from Sunitabahen Mahadevbhai Shedage to Sunita Sukhdev Ghadage as per Affidavit. C-12258

I have changed my name from Sunilkumar Khandawala to Sunil Khandawala as per Affidavit dated 05-08-2013. C-12242

I have changed my name from Sheetal Jairam Haryan to Sheetal Jayram Haryan as per Affidavit. C-12259

I have changed my name from Hemalata Shridhar Shinde to Amruta Anandkumar Desai as per Affidavit dated 05-08-2013. C-12243

I have changed my name from Jairam Balu Haryan to Jayram Balu Haryan as per Affidavit. C-12260

I have changed my name from Nitinkumar Master to Nitin Master as per Affidavit dated 05th August 2013. C-12244 I have changed my name from Anamika Sahdeo Khamkar to Neha Shashikant Sawant as per Affidavit. C-12245 I have changed my name from Shahin to Shahin Banu Mohamed Aslam Momin as per Affidavit. C-12246 I have changed my name from Mohamad Aslam to Mohamed Aslam Mohamed Husain Momin as per Affidavit. C-12247 We, Mr. Mohamed Aslam Mohamed Husain Momin and Mrs.Shahin Banu Mohamed Aslam Momin, have changed our child’s name from Nabila Mohamad Aslam to Nabila Mohamed Aslam Momin as per Affidavit. C-12248 I have changed my name from Leela Vishnu Mulik to Malti Madhukar Mane as per Affidavit. C-12249

I have changed my name from Saif Ali Barkat Ali to Khan Saif Ali Barkat Ali as per Affidavit. C-12261 I have changed my name from Sangeetadevi Randhir Singh to Sangeeta Dharmendra Singh as per Affidavit. C-12262 I have changed my name from Pradeep Kumar Dube to Pradeep Kumar Dubey as per Affidavit. C-12263 I have changed my name from Rajendra Prasad Dube to Rajendra Prasad Dubey as per Affidavit. C-12264 I have changed my name from Urmila Dube to Urmila Dubey as per Affidavit. C-12265 I have changed my name from Abhayrajsinh to Abhayraj Hira Singh as per Affidavit. C-12266 I have changed my name from Jyotsna Murlidharrao Rane to Sanjivani Ashok Bhosekar as per Affidavit. C-12267

I have changed my name from Mohammad Amjad Niyazi to Amjad Niyazi as per Affidavit. C-12250

I have changed my name from Aniruddha Pralhadrao Darudkar to Annirudh Pralhadrao Darudkar as per Affidavit. C-12268

I have changed my name from Niketa Shailesh Shah to Nikita Shailesh Shah as per Affidavit. C-12251

I have changed my name from Jayashree Sawant to Jayashree Rane as per Affidavit. C-12269

I have changed my name from Khairulnnisa to Khairunnisha Faiyaz as per Affidavit. C-12252

I have changed my name from Shrawan Jawandhiya to Shrawan Jawandhia as per Affidavit. C-12270

I have changed my name from Riyaz Ahmed Faiyaz Khan to Riyaz Faiyaz Khan as per Affidavit. C-12253

I have changed my name from Gudda Singh to Jainandra Singh as per Affidavit. C-12271

I have changed my name from Narendrakumar Nathmal Jain to Narendra Nathmal Jain as per Affidavit. C-12254

I have changed my name from Devassy Chacko to Chacko Devassy Attokkaran as per Affidavit. C-12272

I have changed my name from Anandram Gujarathi to Ramesh Gujarathi as per Affidavit. C-12255

I have changed my name from Khalil Ahmed Rafiq Shaikh to Khalil Rafiq Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-12273

I have changed my name from Rajendra Yashwant Parab to Rajesh Yashwant Parab as per Affidavit. C-12256 I have changed my name from Uttam Jain to Uttamchand Jain as per Affidavit. C-12257

I have changed my name from Mohammad Sufiyan Mobeen Ahmed to Mohammad Sufiyan Mobeen Ahmed Ansari as per Affidavit. C-12274

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Got the slippery fellow! Oil attack accused caught while trying to sneak into Ulhasnagar court

fred burn injuries. He remained at large inspite of the intensive search operations launched by the police to trace and apprehend him. However, on Monday, he appeared in the court premises with his lawyer to request for jail custody. The Central police in Ulhasnagar arrested him and requested for By Kaptan Mali his custody, reasoning that they needed to bsconding acused Ajit Talreja, wanted in investigate more in the case and the judge the oil attack case attempted to surren- provided them his custody. According to the police, after throwing der unnoticed before the Ulhasnagar court on Monday by wearing a turban. However, hot oil on Neetu, Talreja wrote a letter to his he was identified by alert cops while enter- parents saying that he would be ending his ing the court premises and was caught and life after destroying Neetu's life. He later vishanded over to the local police by the court. ited several parts of Maharashtra and also Talreja had thrown hot oil on the face of landed up in Haridwar. He will be produced before the court on his ex-girlfriend Neetu Jaisinghani while she was in a clinic before fleeing from the Tuesday where the police will seek further spot. In the attack, Neetu's friend also suf- custody.

Upset over slow investigations, family moves High Court seeking CBI probe; promised compensation too has not been given

By Shwetha Kannan


he family of Preeti Rathi (24) who was attacked with acid by an unknown assailant on May 2, 2013 at Bandra Terminus and succumbed to her injuries on June 1, 2013, filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court yesterday (August 5, 2013) as they feel that it is only the court that can get the CBI investigations started in their deceased daughter’s case. “We have been waiting for the CBI probe to begin since a long time but nothing has happened. We are tired of waiting and so we decided to take legal help. We consulted a lawyer and he advised us to file a writ petition in the Bombay High Court. We had to do this. It is only the court

Acid attack victim Preeti Rathi that can help us now,” said Preeti’s father Amar Singh Rathi. Amar Singh Rathi who was in Mumbai on August 5, 2013, is yet to receive the compensation amount of

two lakhs that he is entitled to. “We are yet to receive the compensation too. But that can be taken care off later. We will get it soon. What is of importance for us is the CBI probe. That needs to begin at the earliest,” said Rathi. Rathi’s lawyer, advocate Gautam Pyarelal, said, “The Rathis got in touch with me five days ago. We have filed a writ petition under article 226 (under this article the family can file a writ petition in the Bombay High Court despite the being residents of Delhi). The family wasn’t happy with the progress of the investigations of their daughter’s case and had demanded a CBI probe. So to get that probe started, we have filed a writ petition.”

The gift of life By A Staff Reporter


t is a new life for me and the best gift my husband has given me,” said 34-year-old Sandhya Prasad, who recently underwent a kidney transplant at Fortis hospital in Mulund. After having undergone dialysis for eight months and suffering the pain that accompanies it, Sandhya today is leading a pain free and normal life thanks to her husband Dr. Roymon T. Christuraj who donated his kidney to her. “In February last year, there was a swelling on my eyelid. As the ophthalmologist ruled out an eye problem, I was tested for levels of electrolytes and creatinine level based on the advice of my family doctor. While my electrolytes were normal, my creatinine levels were high. When even after a month of medication I did not show any improvement, I consulted Dr. Haresh Dodeja at Fortis Hospital in Mulund. After a bout of pneumonia and tuberculosis in September, I was put on dialysis,” said Sandhya. After undergoing dialysis for eight months which affecting Sandhya’s quality of life, when the doctor suggested a kidney transplant, the couple decided to go for it, and Sandhya’s husband was the first to come forward for the donation. On May 10 this year Sandhya underwent a successful kidney transplant and today is more energetic than ever before. “Life is a gift and what is better



construction site of Samarpan Complex when n a tragic incident, a 5- he accidentally slipped year-old boy drowned in into an uncovered water the water storage tank of tank and drowned. “We have registered a an under-construction building in Nalasopara on case of accidental death and are investigating Monday. According to the police, whether there was any the incident has been re- negligence on the part of ported from the Alkapuri the builder or the site suarea of Nalasopara (East). pervisor,” said an investiThe boy, identified as Jeetu gating officer of the Kumar was playing at the Nalasopara police station.


Falling on deaf ears By Khushboo Panjabi


Sandhya Prasad with her husband than sharing this gift? Organ donation, more so, cadaver organ donation is the best thing to do. It is the greatest joy to be able to share your life with someone,” said Dr. Christuraj. According to Dr. Haresh Dodeja, consulting nephrologist and transplant physician at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, there need to be more wide scale awareness campaigns about organ donations. “Due to a lack of awareness, when our social workers approach a grieving family to talk about organ donation, it is considered as selling an idea at an inappropriate time. This makes our job difficult as the family isn’t able to take a decision. People need to be educated about cadaver organ donation since organ donation is the need of the hour as it can save so many lives,” said Dr. Dodeja.


inancial irregularities within the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) are quite obviously a matter of concern. However, chief auditor Vitthal Sude admits that various departments of the civic body have failed to reply to the objections raised in the audit despite sending reminders. “Regular reminders have been sent to the various departments whose audit reports were returned by the standing committee and a reply was been sought. Six letters have been sent to the heads of these various departments, but till date, none have reverted to the queries.” The compliance and objections to be raised have been sent to the municipal commissioner. M. K. Madhvi, corporator, Nationalist Congress Party, says, “For the past one year we have been returning reports to various departments for a clarification. Sampat Shewale, who was the former chairman of the Standing Committee, had directed all the departments to reply to the objections after which the report would come before the committee within three months. The chief auditors of the civic body, however, state that there is no cooperation in matters relating to the compliance of reports, which should be dealt with strictly.”



WORLD ZOROASTRIAN CONGRESS MuMbai 27th to 30th December 2013



IMPORTANT NEWS!! We have received a number of requests from our Community members in India and overseas to extend the Early Bird Offer for the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress, as for various reasons, including some difficulty with the online registration, they need more time to register. The Organising Committee has decided to heed these appeals and has accordingly extended the early bird date till August 16, 2013. This extension of date also applies to the Special Youth Discount for those under 25 years of age. We are also pleased to inform you that the registration till date has exceeded our initial expectations and we would request those who wish to register to do so at the earliest, as we have a ceiling beyond which we will not be able to register any further delegates. Organising Committee 10th World Zoroastrian Congress

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Asifali Husen Kachchhi to Asifa Abdul Sattar Murid as per Affidavit. C-12275 I have changed my name from Subhashchandra Moreshwar Gadre to Subhash Moreshwar Gadre as per Affidavit. C-12276 I have changed my name from Nilima Yashwant Joshi to Varsha Sharadchandra Vaidya as per Affidavit. C-12277 I have changed my name from Doodhnath to Doodhnath Kori as per Affidavit . C-12278 I have changed my name from Kishorekumar Dhanrajmal Nichlani to Kishore Dhanrajmal Nichlani as per Affidavit. C-12279 I have changed my name from Amar Bhojraj Sachdev to Amarlal Bhojraj Sachdev as per Affidavit. C-12280 I have changed my name from Nuruddin Ishaque Antuley to Nooruddin Ishaque Antulay as per Affidavit. C-12281 I have changed my name from Dattaram Tukaram Toraskar to Dattatray Tukaram Toraskar as per Maha. Govt Gazatte No. (X20092) dated Feb. 18, 1999. C-12282 I have changed my name from Faimida Nizamuddin Choudhary to Famida Nizamuddin Choudhary as per Affidavit. C-12283 I have changed my name from Lakshmi Mohan to Lakshmi Mohan Menon as per Affidavit. C-12284 I have changed my name from Sambhajirao Raghunath Deshmukh to Sambhaji Raghunath Deshmukh as per Affidavit. C-12285 I have changed my name from Sairabanu Ali Ahmed to Saira Ali Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit. C-12286 I have changed my name from Shah Afzal to Mohd Afzal Ansari as per Affidavit. C-12287 I have changed my name from Moiz Abdulla Bhai Chatriwala to Moiz Abdulla Bhai Chhatriwala as per Affidavit. C-12288 I have changed my name from Fau Devi Kesaji Malvi to Fau Otermal Parmar as per Affidavit. C-12289 I have changed my name from Margaret Lin alias Shen Lino to Margaret Lin as per Affidavit. C-12290 I have changed my name from Amit Ashok Ghosh to Amitkumar Ashok Ghosh as per Affidavit. C-12291 I have changed my name from Ashoke Ghosh to Ashok Ghosh as per Affidavit. C-12292

CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Tanusree Ashok Ghosh to Tanushi Ashok Ghosh as per Affidavit. C-12293

I have changed my name from Ligoury Xavier Quadros to Ligory Xavier Quadros as per Affidavit. C-12311

I have changed my name from Sadhu Limbaji Kasabe to Sadhu Limbaji Kasbe as per Affidavit. C-12294

I have changed my name from Jigarkumar Mansukhlal Patel to Jigar Mansukhlal Patel as per Affidavit. C-12312

I have changed my name from Mayur Sadhu Kasabe to Mayur Sadhu Kasbe as per Affidavit. C-12295 I have changed my name from Ashok Kumar Mukundsingh Sisodia to Ashok Mukundsingh Sisodia as per Affidavit. C-12296 I, Harshadevsinh Jhala, have changed my son's name from Sahilrajsinh Harshadevsinh Jhala to Shailrajsinh Harshadevsinh Jhala as per Affidavit. C-12297 I have changed my name from Priya Udupa Koteshwar to Priya Talithaya as per Affidavit. C-12298 I have changed my name from Harshwardhan Gurung to Harshvardhan Gurung as per Affidavit. C-12299 I have changed my name from T.Ganaesan to Ganesan Thiyagarajan as per Affidavit. C-12300 I have changed my name from Md Abdulla Bhaiji to Abdulla Bhaiji as per Affidavit. C-12301 I have changed my name from Mohammed Shoaib Mohammed Akram Khan to Mohammed Shoaib Akram Khan as per Affidavit. C-12302 I have changed my name from Allabux Badsha Saheb Bijapur to Firoz Badsha Saheb Bijapur as per Affidavit. C-12303 I have changed my name from Mahendrakumar Hasmukhbhai Soni to Mahendra Harsukhlal Soni as per Affidavit. C-12304 I have changed my name from Hasmukhbhai Soni to Harsukhlal Soni as per Affidavit. C-12305 I have changed my name from Sharifa Bi Ismail Rawoot to Sharifa Firoz Sarkhot as per Affidavit. C-12306 I have changed my name from Premi Dada Naik to Prema Narayan Patil as per Affidavit. C-12307 I have changed my name from Sukhadev Chatrulal Darveshi to Sukdeo Chatrulal Darveshi as per Affidavit. C-12308 I have changed my name from Sarojini Mahabaleshrao to Saroja Jaya Shetty as per Affidavit. C-12309 I have changed my name from Nancy Ligoury Quadros to Nancy Ligory Quadros as per Affidavit. C-12310

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I have changed my name from Firoz Yusuf Londiya to Feroz Yusuf Londiya as per Affidavit. C-12313 I have changed my name from Mr. Jeeva Babu to Mr. Jeevanandan Babu Naidu as per Affidavit. C-12314 I have changed my name from Mr. Trisit Kumar Ghosh to Mr. Trisit Ghosh as per Affidavit. C-12315 I have changed my name from Harischandra Bapuji Paradkar to Harishchandra Bapuji Paradkar as per Affidavit. C-12316 I have changed my name from Kadeer Khan to Kadir Munna Khan as per Affidavit. C-12317 I have changed my name from Bux Irfan Panjatan to Baksh Irfan Panjetan as per Affidavit. C-12318 I have changed my name from Panjatan Ajagar Husain Bux to Panjetan Ajagar Husain Baksh as per Affidavit. C-12319 I have changed my name from Jaffery Mohammad Qamrain to Shaikh Mohammed Qamrain as per Affidavit. C-12320


I, Pari Rajesh Parikh, changed my religion Hindu to Muslim (after marriage) as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. X-34145, dated on 05-08-2013. C-12210


PUBLIC NOTICE I Mr. Santosh Haribhav Jadhav hereby declare that I have lost original Registered Agreement dtd. 02-07-2009 Registration No. 5771 / 2009, & Police N.C. No. 375 / 2013 That the agreement for sale was of my land premises bearing survey no. 31, Hissa No. 0, of village - Kohli, Tal. Vasai. sd/-

Mr. Santosh H. Jadhav

Public Notice

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that I MISS. SHAHEEN ABDUL RAZAK ANSARI, am residing at Flat No. 02 'C Wing, Gr Floor, Rizwan Apartment, Aqsa Masjid Road, Bandivali Jogeshwari West, Mumbai- 40102, I say that the said Flat stands in the name of my deceased mother namely Asgari Begum Abdul Razak, who expired on 03/07/13. Now i hereby intend to transfer the said Flat in my name as per nomination, if any person/s society, body, financial institution, bank having any claim of whatsoever nature, either through share, lease, lien , seal, mortgage, sale, conveyance, partition, partnership, assignment, appointment, gift, will, declaration, lis-pendese, trust, hypothecation, leave & licence, encumbrance or by way of inheritance, heritage or otherwise, etc. has any objection, they may furnish the objection within 15 days to the undersigned Society's Office, after issue of this notice, along with all supporting documents/ evidence. After lapse of 15 days of notice period, it will be presumed that there is no objection by any person/s, society, body, financial institution, bank in respect of the above said flat, or any part, thereof, and/or any objection raised after 15 days, will be treated as null and void, and it will be dealt as abandoned. Incase of any claim, please communicate back to the society off, address:- Rizwan Apartment, Aqsa Masjid Road, Bandivali, opp 24 Carat Jogeshwari West, Mumbai- 400102. . Place: MUMBAI Date: 06/08/2013

A state legislator will now get an amount of Rs.40,000 per month as pension after his term expires, according to the bill, up from Rs.25,000 per month. The bill also states that this amount will be paid to the families of deceased members of the state legislature. The only opposition was from the Finance Department and this was ignored even by the state Cabinet! Since it was an all party affair in the House, the bill got a nod within minutes. A total of 822 former members of the State Assembly and the State Council and 750 dependant family members of deceased legislators will be benefited by this new decision. This will put a burden of Rs.30 crore annually on the state. Maharashtra will be the first state to sanction this hefty amount as pension to its formers legislators, a sum that is almost double the pension of a Member of Parliament (MP), who gets Rs.20,000 per month. The bill has created a flutter in the corridors of the Mantralaya. At present, the state is reeling under a debt of Rs.4,000 crore. Earlier, only former legislators were entitled to pension. The neighboring state of Gujarat does not have any such scheme of pension for its former legislators. Other states which give pension to former MLAs and family pension to their kin are: Haryana (Rs.13,750+DA), Madhya Pradesh (Rs.7,000+300), Chhatisgarh (Rs.16,000) along with Rs.1, 000 as family pension, Tamil Nadu (Rs.12,000) of which 50 per cent is paid as family pension, Himachal Pradesh (Rs.18,000) of which 50 per cent is paid as family pension, Rajasthan (Rs.7,500) along with Rs.2,500 as family pension and Karnataka (Rs.26,000) of which 50 per cent is paid as family pension. In Maharashtra, by contrast, the remuneration is princely!

TODAY Indian Merchants’ Chamber: Interactive Meeting with Dr. Rajiv B. Lall, Executive Chairman, IDFC, on the recent ‘RBI's Quaterly Monetary Policy Review’, Babubhai Chinai Committee Room, 2nd floor, IMC, Churchgate, 5.15 p.m. BARC & The Press Club, Mumbai: Media Seminar on ‘Radiation & Quality of Human Life’ to showcase the achievements made by BARC in R&D (Life Sciences). Top BARC scientists to address, Press Club, 2 p.m. McGraw Hill Education, British Council and the Association of British Scholars, Mumbai: Book launch ‘Bosses Of The Wild’ by Manjiri Gokhale Joshi. Foreword by K.V. Kamath, Chairman, ICICI Bank. Chief guest: Dr Kiran Bedi. Four Seasons, British Council, 901, Indiabulls Centre, Tower 1, Lower Parel, 6.30 p.m.

Maid who made clean sweep, held

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31 year-old house maid has been arrested by the Kandivli Police station for allegedly stealing jewelry and cash worth over Rs seven lakhs from her employer’s house to repay the debt of her own home loan. The arrested woman has been identified as Renuka Rane. She stayed along with her family in Nalasopara, from where she was nabbed

soon after the case was registered by her employer. According to the police, the complainant Malati Shah (46) stayed alone in Seeta Sadan building, Sai Baba Nagar, Kandivli (west). She has a daughter who studies in Singapore. Rane began to work for her from June 26, on recommendation from a previous maid. The accused made a duplicate key of the cupboard and stole valuables while Shah was away from the house. On Renuka Rane being escorted by a lady constable at the Kandivli Police Station.

Sena corporator Manoj Haldankar arrested

Pic: Sumesh Rajan

Murder suspect and Sena man, Manoj Haldankar being led away.

By Khushboo Panjabi


joint team of Rabale Police and Navi Mumbai Crime Branch arrested corporator Manoj Haldankar, Shiv Sainik Pramod Deshmukh and another person on July 21, over suspicion of their involvement in the murder of Tryambak Khairnar, also known as Chotu Mali, who was an activist of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).


t the court hearing in Navi Mumbai yesterday, Sena members said, “This is a trick in order to trap our people.” Mali was attacked outside Mamta Bar around 9.30 PM on July 20 when he stepped out to attend a call. Three assailants fired three rounds on him and fled the spot in a Mahindra Scorpio. Mali succumbed to injuries in a few hours after the attack. Haldankar is currently under police custody.

Man gets advance bail in sexual abuse case


he Bombay High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a man, who has been accused by his wife of sexually abusing their two children. Granting anticipatory bail in the sum of Rs 15,000, Justice Sadhana Jadhav, last week, directed that accused shall not make any contact with the children, or tamper with the evidence otherwise, and shall report at the police station every Sunday till the charge sheet is filed. The accused is facing a case against Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and Indian Penal Code. The judge held that there was nothing on record to show that the accused had any contact with his children after November 14, 2012, when the Protection of Chil-

dren Act came into force, as he had left the family since mid-December, 2012 and in between, he had hardly stayed at home. The wife's complaint is based on statements of the children who alleged that they were sexually abused. However, the husband's lawyer argued that children had been made scapegoats to satisfy the wife's personal vendetta. The wife's lawyer alleged that the accused had taken photographs of the children to use them for pornographic purpose, but the court observed that there was nothing on record to suggest commission of offence. The couple married in 2002 and had two children. The son is at present 9 years old, and the daughter 6 years old.

spector of Kandivli police station, said, “The accused Renuka Rane stole Rs 6,50,000 cash and jewelry worth Rs. 50,000 from the Shah’s flat. Rane confessed her crime during interrogation and said she wanted to repay her home loan through this theft.” As of now, Rane is in police custody and all the stolen goods have been recovered. However, her husband’s role in the crime is also being investigated.

60,000 more cops!

By A Staff Reporter


aharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, on Monday, provided major relief to the understaffed and overworked Maharashtra Police by announcing that the cabinet had taken the decision to increase the sanctioned strength of the State Police force by 60,000. The CM along with the Home Minister R R Patil and State Director General of Police, Sanjeev Dayal, had come together for the launch of a book named “Crime in Maharashtra 2012.” The book, which has been compiled by the State Crime Records Bureau, CID, Pune, includes detailed information of the crime scenario across the state. The book would be released every year with updated detailed information, said the state police chief. In his short speech, Chavan said, “The decision of adding 60,000 posts of police across Maharashtra has been sanctioned in the cabinet, and will be fulfilled soon. Rising crime against women this year, increasing number of chain snatching incidents, and a repeat of acid attacks, is a worry-

July 30, she stopped coming to work without informing Shah. Recently, when Shah checked her cupboard, she found the Rs 50,000 in cash was missing, but because she was not sure she had not spent it, she said nothing immediately. However, when the maid went missing, she got suspicious, checked her cupboard and found that jewelry was missing. That is when she lodged the complaint with the police. Hareshwar Pimple, senior in-

CM hopes this number would be sufficient to tackle the increase in chain snatching, acid attacks and other crimes against women Azad Shrivastav | ADC

By Zuber Ansari


The Maharashtra Police on Monday released the Special Yearly Report on ‘Crime in Maharashtra 2012’ which was attended by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, Home Minister R.R. Patil, State Home Minister Satej Patil and DG (Maharashtra Police) Sanjeev Dayal at the DG State Headquarters. ing factor for all of us, which will be dealt with strictly.” The chief minister also assured that his government is trying its best to get the CCTV surveillance as soon as possible. DGP Sanjeev Dayal said, “Increasing the number of convictions are our top priority and we are working hard on it to achieve the maximum number of convictions. The

rate of conviction in past two years had considerable increase”. According to the state police chief, more number of forensic labs and more number of cyber cells are required in order to control the crime across the state." Moreover, Home Minister R R Patil said, “Those officers must be felicitated who had detected the cases in which

the accused are convicted and we will stop promotion of those officer’s who fail to detect cases”. According to the State Crime Records Bureau, in 2012 alone, chain snatchers have robbed gold ornaments collectively worth Rs 20 crore across the state. “This is a rising menace and curbing it is our top priority”, added Patil.



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Western Railway is going ahead with its plans to install escalators at several stations

three-four lakh commuters every day. “The escalator at Vile Parle is being manned by two railway staffers for reasons of safety. Senior citizens and children and all those commuters who are not comfortable using escalators are helped so that no commuter faces any injury,” said Nitin David.

By Kainaz Choksey


estern Railway commuters will enjoy more comfort now as a project for the construction of 9 new escalators has been sanctioned in this financial year. 2 new escalators are to come up at Mumbai Central, 2 at Bandra Terminus, one each at stations like Lower Parel, Mira Road, Bhayandar, Nalasopara and Virar. According to Nitin David, Public Relations Officer, Western Railway, “The con-

struction of new escalators at these railway stations has been sanctioned. The tendering process is on and the escalators will be in place and operating by next year for the public.” The construction of escalators at stations like Andheri, Dadar and Borivli is already under process. According to Nitin David, “The escalators

will be thrown open to the public by the end of this year itself.” Last Thursday, an escalator facility was thrown open to commuters at Vile Parle station, making it the first station on the Western Railway (WR) and the second on the city's suburban system to have this facility. Vile Parle station sees a footfall of Vishwanath Salian | ADC

SNAG HITS WR: Commuters on the Western Railway (WR) had a harrowing time on Monday morning during the peak hours after a power failure between Borivli-Kandivli delayed trains for more than 30 minutes.



entral Railway has decided to run four special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Madgaon. *01001 Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1.00 hrs on Friday 9.8.2013 (night of 8/9.8.2013 Thursday/Friday) and will reach Madgaon at 14.10 hrs same day. *01002 Special will leave Madgaon at 14.40 hrs on Friday 9.8.2013 and will reach Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 4.10 hrs next day. *01005/01006 LOKMANYA TILAK TERMINUS – MADGAON SPECIALS *01005 Spl will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1.00 hrs on Thursday 15.8.2013 (night of 14/15.8.2013Wednesday/Thursday) and will reach Madgaon at 14.10 hrs same day. *01006 Special will leave Madgaon at 14.40 hrs on Thursday 15.8.2013 and will reach Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 4.10 hrs next day. Halts for both the special trains at Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Sawantwadi Road, Pernem, Thivim and Karmali.


A SURE STEP TOWARDS UNINTERRUPTED WATER SUPPLY MBMC gears up to overhaul its water distribution system

on a joint basis for both the civic bodies. “While this multi-crore project will take a couple of years for completion, the supply will be augmented by 30 MLD in the next few By Suresh Golani months,” said Mendonca, he Mira-Bhayandar re- adding that the tender gion can hope to get un- process to set up a pumping interrupted water supply by station at Saaket, equipped the first half of 2014, as the with the latest Various Freadministration has chalked quency Drive technology at out elaborate plans on the an estimated cost of 3.19 water-front, including the crore, has been approved to ambitious 218 MLD (million this effect. Throwing light on litres per day) ‘Surya Project’. the Surya Water Supply ProjAs an immediate relief, the ect, Mayor Catlin Pereira municipal corporation is said, “Although the MMRDA augmenting supply by 30 will execute the work of liftMLD from the MIDC quota. ing water and channelising


Mayor Catlin Pereira, NCP legislator Gilbert Mendonca and party members NCP legislator Gilbert Mendonca gave this information in an interaction with the media in the presence of Thane MP Sanjeev Naik and Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) Mayor Catlin Pereira. The twin-city will receive 218 MLD of water along with the VasaiVirar civic body (185 MLD), including an exclusive quota reserved for the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA), which plans to commission the Rs.933.88 crore water supply project

it to the doorstep of the twin-city, the MBMC will need an additional Rs.449.97 crore to overhaul the city’s internal water distribution system. Thankfully for us, the State and Central Government agencies have given a nod to extending financial assistance for the completion of this project.” As against the requirement of 150 MLD, the MiraBhayandar area, which sprawls across 79.4 sq km and has a populace of more than 8.14 lakh, receives 116 MLD of water at present. Sushil Kadam | ADC

No. ACD/194/Exp. of 3-8-2013


The Municipal Commissioner for Brihanmumbai invites sealed tender for the following works from the eligible bidder’s returnable on the due date mentioned in the Tender Notice. SN Name of the work

Tender No.



“Erection of water proof shamiyana with furniture for Hon’ble M.C., Mayor, MCGM staff at Girgaon Chowpatty & other sites for Ganpati Immersion-2013”


Supply of Speed Motor boats & 30H.P. 7100019856 out boat engines with necessary accessories for pontoons, on hire basis for arrangements under Ganpati Immersion programme at Girgaon Chowpatty in ‘D’ Ward. Due on: 12-8-2013 Interested eligible bidder may obtain further information at MCGM website: or from the office of Assistant Commissioner, ‘D’ Ward Expenditure Department. Sd/Assistant Commissioner, D-Ward PRO/551/ADV/2013 Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment

MAKING LIFE BRIGHTER… Actor Aamir Khan with Adi Godrej, chairman, Godrej Group. Close to 500 employees of the Godrej Group participated in a rendezvous with Aamir that was hosted by Parmesh Shahani, Head, Godrej India Culture Lab on Monday. The 40-minute session, brought to light some engaging discussions on Brighter Ideas, Innovation and Sustainability as the Godrej Group kickstarted the master brand campaign: ‘Ideas That Make Life Brighter’ in March 2013.

Only Modi’s Gujaratis Afternoon Despatch & Courier



Narayan Rane defends son over tweet on Gujarati community; BJP plans agitation By Prashant Hamine


pparently ticked off by the party leadership over his son Nitesh’s controversial tweet, allegedly aimed at the Gujarati community in Mumbai, father and Minister for Industries Narayan Rane, sought to defend his son and accused the media of blowing the issue out of context. Speaking to newspersons here yesterday, Rane senior clarified that his son’s tweet was not aimed at the Gujarati or Jain community, but added that the remarks were aimed at all those who praised Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, where he asked them to pack their bags and head for the neighbouring state. The BJP has been quick to lash out at the Rane, with the leader of opposition in legislative council, Vinod Tawde, remarking, “If Rane says those who support Modi should go to Gujarat, then should we say those supporting Soniaji should go to Italy? Political leaders should speak in a matured way.” The latter has further tweeted on Au-

Commenting upon Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and MNS president Raj Thackeray heaping praise on Modi, Rane again sarcastically remarked that if the two were so much in awe of Gujarat then why were they going on vacation abroad rather than going to Gujarat.

gust 4, “few years back BJPs Kirit Somaiya filed a affidavit in High Court askin not to make marathi a compulsory language in BMC schools! Communal? Also few years back BJP MLA Lodha asked the High Court to declare south Mumbai a VEGETERIAN zone! Communal n Food discrimination? Although both the cases were dismissed by the Honourable High Court!!” Ever since the controversy has blown over Nitesh Rane too has clarified that his tweet was not aimed at the Gujarati community but against those who praised Modi. The minister argued that in terms of industrial development and investment, Maharashtra was way ahead of Gujarat. Commenting upon the tweet further, Rane stated that such praise of Gujarat hurts the Maharashtra pride. Replying to queries over NCP’s Minister for Home R R Patil assuring probe into the tweet of his son, Rane, in a sarcastic tone remarked that since the issues of terrorism and others were over now, the minister can probe whatever he wants to.



MU make its students wait more than 6 months for the declaration of corrected results.

By Yatin Ingle


hile Mumbai University (MU) has trying its best to declare the final year results in time; it has ended up creating a record of delaying the revaluation of students by more than six months. Though MU was late in declaring the revaluated marks by two months, this time it has taken almost half a year, making students lose out on employment as well as admission to post graduate courses. As the final admission dates of regular post graduation courses have already passed, students will now have to wait for another year to join a course. According to the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994, a varsity should declare results within 45 days from the day of commencement of examinations; whereas according to the rules of MU, the revaluation results should be declared within 45 days of the submission of results to the examination department.

Congress versus Sena Straight contest for the Aurangabad-Jalna Legislative Council seat on Aug 19 By Prashant Hamine


he elections to the Aurangabad-Jalna Local Authorities constituency seat in the Legislative Council to be held on August 19 will be a straight contest between the Congress and the Shiv Sena. After the expiry of the deadline for withdrawal of candidature the only two candidates remaining in the

fray are sitting Sena MLC Kishanchand Tanwani and Subhash Zambad of the Congress. The election has been necessitated because of the term of membership of sitting Shiv Sena MLC Kishanchand Tanwani ends on August 29 next month. In the 2007 polls, Zambad then had contested as an NCP backed Independent candidate then polling just 137

votes. Despite the cross-voting and the BJP declaring its support to Zambad, Tanwani then defeated official Congress nominee Abdul Sattar Abdul Naqvi by a margin of 32 votes. Tanwani then had sprung a surprise on the BJPNCP combine by polling 238 votes in a triangular contest. As per the election programme announced by EC the polling will be held on Au-

gust 19 and counting of votes will be held on August 21. The current electoral college comprises of 471 corporators drawn from two municipal corporations, two Zilla parishads, five municipal councils and five panchayat samitis. As per the latest partywise strength in the civic bodies in these two districts the contest this time promises to be a keenly fought one.

Did this EOW man cheat?

Judgement on Aug 11 in case of IPS officer who got marks for a law exam he never attended By Philip Varghese


ore than a year after a petition was filed in the Bombay High Court which alleged that IPS officer K.L. Bishnoi did not appear in person for his practical examination in the LLB course four years ago, and yet managed to get marks for the same, the Bombay High Court on Monday reserved its order in the matter on a plea by a former vice principal of Siddharth Law College demanding CBI probe. The petitioner, Chitra Salunkhe, who was the examiner for the practical examination, had filed the petition seeking action against Bishnoi as well as

officials of Siddharth Law College and the Mumbai University. She alleged that on March 12, 2005, she was examiner for the practicals. There was a typed list of 15 students, and Bishnoi’s name was added to it later which was handwritten. Since Bishnoi did not turn up for the examination which was to start at 8.30 am, she marked him absent. But later she was shocked to find out that he had been allotted marks for it. When she asked the college principal about this, she was told that Bishnoi, then working with Economic Offences Wing, had taken the examination before the scheduled time, as he wanted to go to the police station later. But Salunkhe alleged that there was no attendance signature against his roll number on the list. Petition also alleged that Bishnoi had not taken Home Department's permission for taking the exam. Despite the

complaint, the college and the university did not investigate the matter, she alleged. Salunkhe alleged that the report filed by the then Maharashtra DGP K. Subramaniam, who had conducted an inquiry against seven senior police officers, including ATS chief Rakesh Maria, for allegedly shielding Bishnoi, was an eyewash and demanded investigation by CBI, saying that inquiry by an independent agency would serve the ends of justice. “We don’t think that the probe by the police will be fair as it against their own colleague. If not CBI, then the probe should be handed over to the state CID,” Salunkhe’s advocate Manjula Rao argued. Based on this, division bench of justices S. C. Dharmadhikari and S. B. Shukre told the court that even the CBI draws its local staff of officials from police. After hearing both sides, the bench reserved the order until August 7.

A student, who did not wish to be named says, “I had an ATKT (Allowed to Keep Terms), in the fifth semester in my Bachelors of Law which I had sent in for revaluation in the varsity. I have completed my final semester whose results have already been declared, but I am still waiting for the revaluation results of the fifth semester. Since my revaluation results are not out, as per the rules, my overall result has been kept on hold. I have already lost out on job opportunities and if at all my marks remain the same, the only option I have is to appear next year.” Last year even after taking two extra months to declaration the revaluation results, the university made several errors in the marking system due to which students had to apply for a revaluation yet again. When the ADC spoke to Dr. Padma Deshmukh, Controller of Examinations, she said, “It’s true that it is taking long for the revaluation results to be declared, but they will be out soon. Students should not worry as the varsity its trying its best to declare the results as soon as possible.”

The Consulates of various Islamic countries and eminent Muslim personalities attended the Iftaar party organised by Indo Arab Society, at Islam Gymkhana, recently. Society President Z.A. Bandookwala welcomed the guests. Seen in the picture are: Society’s General Secretary Mohib Nasir alongwith ex-High Court Judge Shafi Parkar, MP Husain Dalwai is also seen breaking the fast.


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Ponder awhile... “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.” — Harvey Fierstein

No justice to Durga? he Centre has written three letters to T the Uttar Pradesh government asking for information with regard to various happenings that led to the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakthi Nagpal. Following Sonia Gandhi’s letter to the chief minister asking him to take steps that would get justice for Durga, the Centre must have called for proper procedure in dealing with the case. What Durga got was a suspension order without any inquiry. The Centre’s intervention appears to have only toughened the stand of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Durga has been chargesheeted: The chargesheet said that Durga’s action has been without vision and indicated poor administrative ability, and there was no complaint from villagers about the construction of a wall around the masjid on government land. It further said without any complaint about the wall but Durga abolished it and she did not follow any existing procedure. Finally the chargesheet accused her of causing communal concern in the village. It looks like the Centre is not likely to take any effective stand to get justice for the IAS officers. It is expecting support to the food bill from the Samajwadi Party. It cannot get the bill passed if Mulayam Singh Yadav decides not to cooperate with it. According to reports, the party has already sent a message to the Centre in this regard. The government is convinced that Durga has only done her duty and the charges made against her are only a pack of lies, but the fact that it cannot get the Food Bill passed in Parliament without the support of the Samajwadi Party may prevent it from taking any effective action and do justice to Durga.



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t was heartening to watch debates on poverty on national television channels, particularly the English ones. Elitist in approach, they seldom deliberate privations of the common man. Likewise, the English press is reluctant to carry news or write-ups on poverty because it has come to believe that its well-to-do readers do not want to know about the extent of poverty at the breakfast table. The Hindi and other language papers are more sensitive. This is probably the difference between India and Bharat. Yet the nation cannot run away from the fact that roughly 65 per cent of Indians are poor, 35 per cent of them destitute. After projecting the Planning Commission’s criteria for expenditure is Rs.24 in villages and Rs.33 in urban areas, the government has realised that the amount is too paltry to convince even the most gullible. Now the average has been placed around Rs 50. This sum is also too meager. Yet some leading Congressmen have tried to trivialise poverty by proclaiming that one can have a full, hearty meal for Rs.5 at Delhi and Rs.12 at Mumbai. According to the Planning Commission, seldom right, poverty has been reduced to 22 per cent. The Commission, a creature of the ruling Congress, gives credit for this to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government.


in order but he has been a failure. The growth rate in the last two years is less than the proverbial Hindu growth rate of 3.5 to 4 per cent, although the overall average in the last decade is 5.5 per cent, reportedly next to China, the leader in the world. Manmohan Singh has turned out to be more of a politician than an economist. This is proved by the fact that he has managed to be the Prime Minister for nearly a decade. India’s poor performance is not due to the global factors, ascribed by pro-establishment economists, but because of poor governance. The fact is that we are spending more than we are earning. The government has doubled it in the last 10 years. Inflation has been galloping upward. Printing of currency notes, if at all a short-term relief, is not a solution. The paucity of funds is sought to be met with panicky measures. Take the concessions offered to foreign investors, 49 per cent in insurance and oil and gas. The measures have been compared to opening the floodgates. Instead of self-suffi-

Most members of Parliament and state legislatures live in their make-believe world and continue to delude themselves. It is well known that they get subsidised food and many other things. The central hall of Parliament where the MPs congregate to rub shoulders with the obliging journalists has a canteen which is run by the Railways and sells food at a ridiculously small price.

Unable to stem the rot

The welfare schemes, started with good intention, are starving for funds. The Congressrun government has an eye on the next elections. For unpredictable gains, the Congress has put the entire economic system at stake. The opposition parties may be shrill in their criticism, but they are right in stating that Manmohan Singh’s rule has been fraught with mismanagement, corruption and a few belated steps to stem the rot. The economic situation has been going from bad to worse. India is a non-sympathetic society. Over the years, it has deteriorated in values. There is not a semblance of idealism, much less movement, to lift the lower half to lead a viable living. Poverty, unemployment and malnutrition, all signs of a decaying society, are visible on an increasing scale. The bureaucracy has been reduced to an authority merely affixing seal, from of being the steel frame that it was till the beginning of seventies. Planning Commission’s Deputy Chairman Once in a while a courageous official like Montek Singh Ahluwalia says that the reducDurga Shakti Nagpal appears on the scene to tion of poverty during the BJP-led coalition evoke optimism. Her attack on the mining of was 0.8 per cent while it is going down by 2.5 sand mafia in UP was applauded. But then per cent annually since the Congress state chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav, was intakeover. Assuming that the reduction to 22 fluenced by politicians and she was susper cent is correct, still one out of every five pended. Some of these politicians are the Kuldip Nayar Indians is poor. This is a dismal record in the owners of trucks she impounded while carrylast six and a half decades after Independing sand illegally from Yamuna and Hindon ence. If you were to add dimensions, other ciency, the cardinal principal after independ- river banks. Had the two main political parthan food, you end up comparing India with ence, the foreign investment has become the ties, the Congress and the BJP, been together mantra. Then foreign investment was wel- in backing measures against corruption in backward countries in Africa. The Congress has been ruling at least for 50 come in technical or such fields in which we administration, the situation would have years and it is the most to blame for the mess had no know-how. Now any field or method been different. in which the country is today. Poverty and ed- is good enough as long as it attracts foreign Probably a mid-term poll could have given ucation, both neglected by the British, should investors. Still they want more concessions. a fresh start to the country. The new governBureaucrats, more than politicians, must ment would have had at least a five-year have been on top of the party’s agenda. An undertaking given during the independence share the responsibility. They too, like the tenure to formulate policies for that period. struggle on social justice remains on paper. Prime Minister have followed the World Bank It would have renewed trust which is badly So do the provisions on equal opportunities advice to convert India into a crony capital- needed for investment from within and from ist state. America has not helped a bit despite abroad. Even now Manmohan Singh should in the constitution. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, an emi- high-ranking people from the US visiting the go back to the people. His remaining 10 nent economist, was expected to bring things country every other day. months in office are a lame duck rule.

One out of five Indians is poor


They bombed Hiroshima today… O

n August 6, 1945, the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians. While Japan was still trying to comprehend this devastation three days later, the United States struck again, this time, on Nagasaki. At 8:15 a.m. (local time), the door of the Enola Gay (a B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft) sprang open and dropped‘Little Boy.’The bomb exploded 1,900 feet above the city. Captain Robert Lewis, the co-pilot, stated, "Where we had seen a clear city two minutes before, we could no longer see the city. We could see smoke and fires creeping up the sides of the mountains." Two-thirds of Hiroshima was destroyed. Within three miles of the explosion, 60,000 of the 90,000 buildings were demolished. Clay roof tiles had melted together. Shadows had imprinted on buildings and other hard surfaces. Metal and stone had melted. Staff Sergeant George Caron, the tail gunner, described what he saw: "The mushroom cloud itself was a spectacular sight, a bub-

bling mass of purple-gray smoke and you could see it had a red core in it and everything was burning inside. . . . It looked like lava or molasses covering a whole city. . . ." The cloud is estimated to have reached a height of 40,000 feet. Unlike many other bombing raids, the goal for this raid had not been a military installation but rather an entire city. The atomic bomb that exploded over Hiroshima killed civilian women and children in addi-

MATTER & SPIRIT tion to soldiers. Hiroshima's population had been estimated at 350,000; approximately 70,000 died immediately from the explosion and another 70,000 died from radiation within five years. This is what Albert Einstein had to say: "Today, the physicists who participate in watching the most formidable and dangerous weapon of all time... cannot desist from warning and warning again: we cannot and should not slacken in our efforts to make the

nations of the world and especially their governments aware of the unspeakable disaster they are certain to provoke unless they change their attitude towards each other and towards the task of shaping the future. We helped in creating this new weapon in order to prevent the enemies of mankind from achieving it ahead of us. Which, given the mentality of the Nazis, would have meant inconceivable destruction, and the enslavement of the rest of the world... "Large parts of the world are faced with starvation, while others are living in abundance. The nations were promised liberation and justice, but we have witnessed and are witnessing, even now, the sad spectacle of liberating armies firing into populations who want their independence and social equality, and supporting in those countries by force of arms, such parties and personalities as appear to be most suited to serve vested interests. Territorial questions and arguments of power, obsolete though they are, still prevail over the essential demands of common welfare and justice."

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Why has Parvez Rasool been left out? VIRAT Kohli showed a hint of growing up when he dropped himself down the order to allow Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik a hit in the fifth and final ODI and became the second youngest captain, after Zimbabwe’s Prosper Utseya against Kenya in 2009, to win a bilateral series by a 5-0 margin. This was India’s first ODI clean sweep outside the sub-continent and while Kohli can be proud of this show, in reality beating the babes is not an issue even for our side. Selectors, however, made a blunder by not blending youth with experience to build a side for the 2015 World Cup. Subramaniam Badrinath, who faced the likes of Dayle Steyn successfully, was not considered even this time. In the past however, when Sachin was not around, Badrinath was an automatic choice to replace him has now been dropped like a hot potato. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada

Women’s empowerment? THIS refers to your editorial ‘A cover up operation by Akhilesh fails’ (Aug 5). It is really unfortunate that the UP government has issued a charge sheet against Durga Shakti, thus ignoring all demands for fair treatment. The futility of being an IAS officer is clearly evident because

BAD DEED: He punished the brave officer who dared to attack the sand mafia. their position depends on the whims of their political bosses, and if they do not toe the line, they suffer. All talk about women empowerment by our politicians is a sham, because when it comes to their interests they treat women worse than their servants. Akhilesh Yadav has brought dishonour to his position by siding with the sand mafia, rather than standing tall with the upright officer. The Central government must intervene to correct the situation. The UP government has set a dangerous precedent and needs to be put in its place by the vigilant media and public so that this does not happen to any other honest officer in the future. — Ashok Goswami, Mumbai


THIS is with reference to your edit, ‘A cover-up operation by Akhilesh fails’ (Aug 5) which is an accurate objective assessment of the sordid state of affairs prevailing in the chief minister’s style of governance. The midnight drama of opening the office and having a suspension



DROPPED: God knows why this excellent cricketer has been dumped! 

bounds and is now the first Indian since 1996 to head the ICC bowling ODI rankings. However, one was surprised that Jammu & Kashmir player Parvez Rasool was not given a single game, when it was a great opportunity to groom youngsters from smaller states based on the strength of the opposition. Why then was he selected if there was no intention to put him on the team? India has ample talent when it comes to cricket across the country and youngsters need to be given opportunities against weak cricketing nations for international exposure. Our cricket board should be run by former cricketing greats like Kapil Dev, Gavaskar and Bedi who know what is good for our side and to build teams in the future.

INDIA white washed Zimbabwe with ease, and the 5-0 drubbing received by the hosts at the hand of — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon their opponents was expected. Ravindra Jadeja improved his    bowling skills with leaps and IT is wrong on the part of the Inorder issued immediately shows the eagerness with which they wanted to get rid of the honest IAS officer. And to add to it, she has been charge-sheeted and asked to reply within a fortnight. Such unsavoury incidents happen only because people who go through tough all-India competitive examinations like the IAS and successfully and take up government jobs have to be at the mercy of politicians, most of whom are just tenth class pass or at best a singledegree holders. A proper set-up would have been to make our officers answerable only to their immediate bosses and not to ministers. No action should have been taken against Durga without the concurrence of the District Magistrate. It will be in the fitness of things if the CM revokes her suspension order and creates a climate conducive for her to discharge her duties the way she has been doing. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane


THE Congress is looking to the JD(U) for its support to get the Food Bill passed in the monsoon session of the Parliament. This is being viewed as a precautionary measure in the light of the defiance shown by the SP in the Durga Shakti case. Nitish Kumar would be glad to oblige, but of course, with a price tag attached – special status for Bihar and a couple of plum posts in the Union cabinet for his trusted aides. At least they can enjoy power for the remaining term of the present day Lok Sabha. — Arun Malankar, Kalina

Sense of humour missing DR. SUBRAMANYAN seems to be unduly upset about ‘Caricaturing Southies’ (August 3). Let me assure him that no one takes such ridiculously exaggerated representations of different communities or individuals seriously. This is a form of humour meant to be taken in a lighter vein, and not LETTER OF critically analysed. In THE DAY fact, every community has been caricaturised, as Deepa Gahlot has rightly pointed out in “Aiyyo

Raama” (ADC, Aug. 2). The Parsis have been depicted in a highly comic manner and I, being a Parsi, have always enjoyed these. Caricatures are always meant to amuse. TV programs like Cyrus Broacha’s ‘The Week that wasn’t’ are highly enjoyable, replete with caricatures. Yet, it is sad to see that such popular, light-hearted comedies have to start with a disclaimer. Where’s our sense of humour? — Dr. Neville S. Bengali, Cooperage

Make politicians accountable IT is reported that all political parties have flocked together to ‘ex-

dian Team think tank to play all but one player in the squad of— Jammu & Kashmir’s Parvez Rasool—during the ODI tour of Zimbabwe where India won 5-0. For reasons best known to the management, they tried out everyone except Rasool, which is dirty politics and has disappointed millions of cricket fans. I am of the opinion that team should have rested Jadeja and Raina for Rasool and Rahane because there is no point leading 4-0 and not giving every member of the touring team a chance to play at least once by reshuffling the deck. It is high time the team management stops playing dirty politics with upcoming players, something I hold Captain Kohli and Coach Fletcher fully responsible for. It is hoped that selectors will select him again for India, rather than throw him out without any reason which has been done in the past.

people should strongly voice their objection to this unfair attempt to hoodwink the people so that the strict compliance of the RTI Act by political parties becomes an essential and inevitable pre-requisite to qualify to be eligible to contest the elections. The voting public should also be able to access the politicians’ details to assess their credibility and that of the party prior to the elections. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

Hockey in the limelight IT is nice to read and know that hockey is doing well on the international scene. By winning the bronze medal for the first time in the Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup in Germany, our Indian ladies have made the country proud.

— Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

clude’ themselves from the recent CIC Order making it mandatory for them to be covered by the RTI Act. This deliberate refusal to be accountable is outrageous since it is the people who vote for them that have a right to know their activities, particularly their financial dealings and accounts. It shows that they care two hoots for the public and would like to keep them in the dark forever. If they had nothing to hide they would subject themselves to the RTI Act to prove that they are clean enough to serve the interests of the public as a whole. The public forum comprising well-meaning and the discerning

FANTABULOUS! The bronze in the Junior Hockey World Cup has made India proud One does hope that they get all the financial and technical support they desperately need from the centre and corporate bodies to improve themselves further. Congrats to the team and other officials. This is just the beginning. Strive and achieve the best. — Mahesh Nair, Mumbai

Bollywood da Kohinoor: Vrajendra Gaur FAMOUS script writer and lyricist Vrajendra Gaur’s death anniversary will be observed on 7th August. Thanks to the ADC for the article on this prodigious talent in the August 2 issue, “ Vrajendra Gaur: A Kohinoor among Writers”. Gaur was an excellent writer who worked in close association with eminent film directors like Bimal Roy, Gyan Mukherjee, V.Shantaram, Shakti Samanta,Pramod Chakravorty, and many more. His friendship with Dev Anand was well known in the film industry. He even wrote several films for Dev Anand like: ‘Baat Ek Raat Ki’, ‘Manzil’, ‘Jaali Note’, ‘Baarish’, ‘Teen Deviyaan’, ‘Warrant’, ‘Mahal’, ‘Duniya’, ‘Pyar Mohabbat’ and more as well as the lyrics for ‘Zalzala’. In the 1950s Gaur had also directed a hit film called ‘Kasturi’ but he surprisingly never directed a film again and went back to writing. Gaur won several awards during his long and illustrious career including two Filmfare awards. — Santosh Patwardhan, Bandra


AUGUST 7 is the noted story, screenplay, and dialogue writer Vrajendra Gaur’s death anniver-

Gaur to write for films after listening to one of his radio plays ‘Dhai Lakh’. The result was the super hit Motilal starrer ‘Sawan’. Gaur’s presence, as a sought after screenplay and dialogue writer, was matchless. In the 35 years that he was associated with the film industry, he wrote films like Bimal Roy’s ‘Parineeta’, ‘Sangram’, ‘China Town’ among others. The lack of genuinely gifted writers like Gaur is a great loss to the Hindi film industry. GENIUS: Gaur won several awards during his long and illustrious career, including two Filmfare awards. sary. I have followed his career closely as I was his assistant for a number of years. Though Gaur wrote more than 75 films, he actually started writing at the age of fifteen. He wrote several plays, stories and books like ‘Calcutta ka Qatleaam’ and ‘Parole Par’ – both banned by the British Government in power at the time, for their anti-British sentiments – ‘Manzil’, ‘Jagte Raho’, ‘Sindoor Ki Laaj’, ‘Aadhi Raat ka Suraj’ and more. It was actor Motilal who urged

— Ajay Rajput, Santacruz


1980 was a black year in the annals of the Hindi film industry. On three consecutive Thursdays beginning July 24, the film industry lost three great personalities to the cruel hands of death. On July 24, the great Bengali actor Uttam Kumar passed away followed by Mohd. Rafi on July 31 and lastly the famous script writer Vrajendra Gaur died on August 7. Rafi, Gaur and Kumar were 55 years old at the time of their untimely demise. These three talented personalities will always be remembered as the pillars of Bollywood for their contribution to Indian cinema. — Saira Akhtar, Mahim


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PRACTICE SESSION: Members of the Ramchandra Krida Mandal form a pyramid while practicing for the forthcoming Dahi Handi festival which will be celebrated on August 29, at Lower Parel, on Monday.

Shinde to be discharged in 3 days H

ome Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, operated upon for a lung ailment in a Mumbai hospital, is responding to treatment well and is likely to be discharged in three days. Shinde, 72, who underwent the surgery in Breach Candy

hospital on Sunday, should be discharged in three days. President Pranab Mukherjee, VP Hamid Ansari, PM Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Speaker Meira Kumar and CM Prithviraj Chavan called up to enquire about his health, reports PTI.

e-TENDER NOTICE The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai invites e-Tenders for various works from the government registered contractors, who are also registered as ‘MCGM Vendor’; Bidder should also give Rs. 1 lack performance guarantee for the details of 8 number of Tenders of estimated amount Rs. 4774077.45 respective tender documents and process of e-Tendering, please visit Sd/Public Relations Officer PRO/561/ADV/2013 Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment

NAG PANCHAMI: A young artist sitting in his verandah, gives final touches to an idol of the snake god, ahead of the festival of Nag Panchmi which will be celebrated on Sunday, August 11, at Lalbaug, on Monday.

Mumbai’s enriching potholes By A Staff Reporter


he Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has spent an estimated Rs.12,000 crore of public money on the repair, strengthening and construction of the roads in the city in the last ten years. However, the city continues to be taken for a very bumpy ride. After spending crore of rupees on the road, nothing has changed except the income of road contractors and certain engineers in the road department. Even the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan confirmed in the state assembly that civic engineers and contractors have colluded in and are responsible for the fate of city. Every monsoon, there are

reports of fatal road accidents, miscarriages and back injuries due to travelling even short distances on Mumbai’s roads. Nowr has spending huge amounts of money had any tangible effect on the quality of the roads. Every year, the civic body has been making a budget

provision of Rs.1,000 crore plus in the annual fiscal, saying that since Mumbai is the commercial capital of the country with VVIPs like Presidents and PMs of various countries coming here, the roads need to be kept in good repair. However, say corporators,

the only development seen is in the bank accounts of road engineers and contractors. There are only five major contractors who bid for the road contractors in the BMC. They make a cartel and consensually get the contracts. The roads department is one of the two most lucrative engineering departments in the BMC with people openly saying that one must pay to be posted here! MNS councillor Sandeep Deshpande said, “Over the years, contractors, engineers in the roads department and certain councillors have been become affluent from the public money meant for the development of the roads. It is not going to change until civic engineers do their jobs honestly. They understand only MNS style lessons.”

Major blow: No bid for MTHL project I

n a major blow to attempts of Maharashtra government to improve infrastructure in the metropolis, none of the five shortlisted firms put in tender for the ambitious Mumbai TransHarbour Link (MTHL) project, the bids for which opened on Monday. "We did not receive any bid from the private sector for the MTHL project," MMRDA Additional Metropolitan Commissioner Ashwini Bhide told PTI. On July 31, one of the five shortlisted companies, IRB Infrastructure, had said it would not bid for MTHL. IRB Infra had tied up with Hyundai Engineering for the sea bridge. The other four shortlisted consortia were Cintra-SomaSrei, Gammon Infrastructure Projects-OHL ConcessionsGS Engineering, GMR Infrastructure-L&T-Samsung C&T Corpn and Tata Realty and

Infrastructure-Autostrade Indian Infrastructure Development-Vinci Concessions Development. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is the implementing agency for the Rs 9,630-crore project, which seeks to connect Sewri in the northeastern fringe of the island city with Nhava on the mainland. It is to be developed on built-operatetransfer basis. "We had provided all necessary assistance to mitigate all the risks for the private sector. Right from clearances to assuring financial assistance, we had addressed most of their problems. Yet we did not get any response," Bhide said. After repeated failures, MMRDA had extended the deadline for shortlisted consortia to submit bids to July 5 which was again put off to August 5 from original date of

May 24, 2013 after the bidders sought additional time. Bhide said the Government had also approached the Centre for making changes in the model document of the project on certain terms and conditions to address some of the issues faced by the private sector. To address some of its financial risks, Union Finance Ministry, in January this year, sanctioned viability gap funding to the tune of Rs 1,920 crore for the project. Besides, the empowered committee of the department of economic affairs had approved 10 per cent shortfall loan to the MTHL concessionaire. "The decision on shortfall loan was taken to make the project financially viable. This would ensure the bankers' debt service obligations are met with, should the projected traffic on the link

falls below its 80 per cent mark," Bhide said. Once completed, about 60,000 vehicles were expected to use the 22km sea bridge daily. Bhide said to further mitigate financial risk of the concessionaire, the State Government had proposed to take over the revenue risk. It was also ready to compensate the operator in case of toll collection falling below projection. "We expected that these initiatives would encourage more developers to bid for the project. However, we have not been able to get any bidder." "They never questioned the viability of the project. But we believe they had some issues with raising debt and are worried about negative cash flow in the first five to seven years of operations due to uncertainty over traffic flow," the MMRDA official said.


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pg 20 We tell you how inversion therapy can help your back problems

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ow often while watching a movie or a game of football or tennis have you thought, ‘Oh, I wish I had a body like him/her!’ With the perfectly sculpted bodies that most celebrities have these days, we are sure that must have happened a number of times. So, what do you do to get a body like a star? You work out like a celebrity. But, you’ll need a good does of determination and the willingness to push yourself. We get Dr. Ajish Abraham, an occupational therapist and lecturer at Gold’s Gym’s fitness institute as well as Dr. A. Arun Kumar, fitness head at Snap Fitness, to give us a few workouts that will help you get an A-listers body. Keep in mind that most of these exercises (which involve weights or dumbells) can be dangerous, so always have a trainer by your side while performing them.

STAR STRUCK Celebrities have bodies that often seem unattainable. Don’t think you can get washboard abs like Farhan Akhtar, muscular legs like Rafael Nadal or a pert derriere like J.Lo? We think you can! Rhea Dhanbhoora & Dev Goswami help you get started with a few exercises that tone, trim and sculpt

get JenniFer lopez’s Behind Jennifer Lopez has one of the most coveted derriéres in Hollywood. The star never misses a day of her intense workout and uses squats and lunges to stay in shape. Here are a few ways you can get a toned behind like Jenny from the Block.

twisted lunge

Hold a medicine ball (with or without weights) in front of your body. l Step forward 1 ½ steps, with one leg forward till your front thigh is parallel to the floor. l Twist your torso to face your moving hip and place the ball at an angle, upwards and perpendicular to your spine. l Reverse, step back to the starting position and repeat with the other leg. l Repeating will cause extension and external rotation of your hip and will give your butt muscles the exercise they need. l

squats with weights

Position the barbell on the rack slightly lower than your shoulder height. l Place it on the back of your shoulder, just above your neck. l Keep your heels below the bar block and dismount bar from rack. l Descend until your thighs are parallel to the floor. l Extend your knees and hips until your legs are straight. l Return and repeat. l

Butt like Channing tatum Channing Tatum owes his fit posterior to exercises such as sit ups, jump rope, box jumps and lunges. Compared to others, this is the easiest workout to do. However, it doesn’t make it is any less intense. Celebrity trainer Vinod Channa gives us these exercises:

Freestyle squats

Jumping squats



Stand with your legs shoulderwidth apart and your feet pointing slightly outwards. l Hold your arms straight out, parallel to the floor. l Lower yourself till your thighs are parallel to the ground. Hold the position for a few seconds. l Get back to the starting position. Repeat 8-12 times.

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leGs like RAfAel nAdAl Considering Rafael Nadal is an athlete getting legs like his will need intense exercises. Dr. Ajish says, “The workout should be a combination of strength and speed.” The exercises he does — running and working out on a vibrating platform — might not be feasible for most of us, but you can include these in your workout:

ARms like hRiThik RoshAn

>> Nadal works out on a vibrating platform to get his perfectly sculpted legs

One look at Hrithik Roshan’s arms and you’ll know why he is called a Greek God. His workout involves a lot of CrossFit training with cardio as well as weight training. This is what you can do to get arms like his:

Close grip pull-ups

Stand beneath a pull-up bar and hold it with your fists next to each other (a closed grip). l Pull yourself up until your chin reaches the bar. l Slowly let your body down and repeat without letting your body touch the ground. l For added resistance and intensity, add ankle weights (only do so after you have sufficiently mastered the exercise). l

lateral shuffle

You will need an agility ladder for this; floors with clearly demarcated tiles might work too. l Stand laterally at the start of the ladder. Your lead foot is the one that is right next to the ladder, the other is your trail leg. l Move your lead foot into the first square. Bring your trail leg into the first square and move your lead leg to the next square. l Repeat till the end of the ladder, with your back straight and knees slightly bent. Move as fast as you can. l

Close grip push-ups

Get into a push-up position with your legs shoulder width apart. Your hands should be next to each other, with just a couple of inches of space in between. l Keep your spine straight and lower your body bringing your chest close to the floor. l Go back to the starting position and repeat. l

stiff leg deadlift

Stand with your legs shoulder width apart and hold a barbell in front of you with a dead grip (so that the knuckles are facing you). l Push your hips out, keep your back straight and bend slightly till the barbell is at the halfway point of your thighs — this is your starting position. l Push your hips out further so that you bend down till the barbell goes below your knees. l Come back up to the starting position and repeat. l

ARms like miChelle obAmA

Pins like shilPA sheTTy We can’t all be as tall as the leggy lass, but there’s no harm trying to ape those gorgeous pins. She loves yoga, but that doesn’t mean she skips the gym. Her workouts include a lot of squats and exercises that focus on her lower body. Here’s how you can get started:

Jump lunges

Stand with both your feet together. l Jump in the air and at the same time, step forward with one leg. l Land with your leg extended and jump l

again, moving your other leg forward. l Repeat for around 10-12 steps.

warrior pose l

Stand with your legs together and

lunge by moving your left leg forward till your thigh is parallel to the ground. l Bring both your arms up. l Hold the position for about one minute and repeat with the other leg.

Abs like fARhAn AkhTAR You might or might not have liked Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, but there is one aspect that we know you’ll agree on. Farhan Akhtar’s body in the movie is awe-inspiring. To get that body, he ran every day and did a 45-minute ab workout every alternate day. Vinod Channa gives us this workout that will get you abs like his:

lying down crunches

With arms like Michelle’s, it’s no wonder she steals the spotlight from her President husband every time she waves at a crowd. She focuses on health and fitness and her workout plan includes lunges, bench presses, rows, hip raises and even cardio and kickboxing — a lot of strength training exercises. We don’t expect you to be able to do it all, but here are a few exercises to start with:

incline arm curl

Sit back at a 40-60° incline on a bench. With arms hanging down straight, position two dumbbells with your palms facing forward in a supine position. l With elbows back to your sides, raise one dumbbell and rotate your forearm until it is vertical and the palm faces your shoulder. l Lower to original position and repeat with the other arm. l Continue to alternate between sides. l l

Lie down on the floor with your knees bent at a 45° angle. You can place your fingertips on your head for support. l Keep your back straight and bring your head towards your knees — do not use your hands to pull your head forward. l Lower your back slowly to the starting position, ensuring that your feet don’t leave the ground. l Do three sets of 15-20 reps. l l

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Get into a standard push-up position. Lower both your forearms till they are flat on the floor and your elbows are bent at 90°. l Ensure that your back is straight — this is your plank position. l Hold for 30 seconds and repeat. l l

Abs like Gwen sTefAni We’d like to think that Gwen Stefani’s body is the result of all that jumping around on stage. But, balancing kids, a career and maintaining a body has to be hard, especially since both trainers believe that such abs are terribly hard to achieve.

Twisting crunch

Cable arm curl

Lie down on the mat and bend your hip and knees to 90°. Keep your hands behind your head. l Twist and crunch at your torso and try to touch your elbow to your opposite knee. l

Reverse crunches

Lie supine on a bench or on the floor and keep your hands besides your body, or hold a corner of the bench. l Lift your legs to keep them perpendicular to your body. l Lift your legs towards the ceiling to lift hips off the floor. l Return till your hips are resting fully on the floor and repeat. l

Hold a low pulley cable bar with a shoulder width supine grip, standing close to the pulley. l Keep your elbows to one side and raise the bar towards your shoulder until your forearms are vertical. l Lower until your arms are fully extended but do not lock. l When your elbows are fully flexed, they should only travel forward slightly, allowing your forearms to be no more than vertical to allow for a relative release of tension in your muscles between repetitions. l Repeat for 6-8 reps and do around 2-3 sets. l


>> Our experts tell us that getting a body like Gwen Stefani will be quite a task


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Cleansing’s dirty secret Celebrities swear by them and everyone wants to try them. But, Tejasvi Desai tells you why cleanse diets are best avoided

>> Eating right, exercising and having a positive mental attitude is what works best for your body

Dangerous Celeb Diets the Master Cleanse Celeb fans: Beyoncé, Ashton Kutcher & Pink The Master Cleanse, famously used by Beyoncé to shed weight for the movie Dreamgirls, is a liquid fast of mainly lemonade made with maple syrup and cayenne pepper. This is nothing more than a 10-day liquid starvation diet. 48-Hour Detox Diet Celeb fans: Anne Hathaway The 48-Hour Detox Diet is a packaged version of The Master Cleanse, but with this regimen you subject your body to severe deprivation for just 48 hours instead of 10 days.


leansing diets and detox plans have been in the spotlight thanks to celebrities who follow these strict regimens to lose weight quickly. Detox and cleansing programs promise everything from weight loss to improving your skin and detoxification. A cleanse diet basically means drinking juice — a lot of juice and nothing else. This pushes everything else out of your system. Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralising toxins through your colon and liver. If you feel “congested” with too much food or the wrong kind of it, you may want to detoxify, but read on to find out why a cleanse diet is not the best way to do so:

MisleaDing “HigH” There’s something glamorous about following an extreme cleanse that your favourite celebrity loves. Even the word “cleanse” is part of the appeal. But, such regimens starve you of nutrients. During starvation, once the initial hunger pangs pass, you might experience feelings of well-being and euphoria. This euphoria is like a natural anesthetic that protects you from the pain of a starving body. But, your body needs real nutrients and whole foods in order to survive and thrive.

any weigHt loss is sHort-liveD Cleansing to lose weight is essentially crash dieting. Of course you’ll lose weight if you consume few or no calories, but it can

« KNOW MORE: ARTIFICIAL ESSENCES & YOUR HEALTH Are the essences in your food causing health problems? Tejasvi Desai tells you what you can do about it Artificial extracts, essences and flavours are prepared by bringing various synthetic flavouring agents into solution with alcohol, glycerol or propylene glycol to formulate an extract, essence or flavour with the likeness of the flavour of the fruit, spirit or liqueur for which it is named. These preparations cover a wide range of flavours including vanilla, lemon, lime, banana, cherry, butterscotch, brandy and rum.

size Matters

All food consists of natural chemicals. For example, an apple contains over 1,000 natural flavouring chemicals, some of which are known to cause health problems for some people in large doses. Chemically, there isn’t much difference between the list of chemicals in a real strawberry or in artificial strawberry flavour. It’s the size of the dose that matters. While few of us are affected by the food chemicals in one strawberry, when consumers (especially children) consume concentrated doses of some of the chemicals above and particularly if they consume them several times daily in different foods, they can be affected in a variety of ways. The effects can bring about a change in behaviour too.


Artificial essences sometimes induce headaches or migraines, rashes, stomach aches, bloating, constipation, bedwetting, asthma, frequent coughs and colds, a stuffy or runny nose, ear infections, joint pain and swelling of the joints. Changes in behaviour become apparent such as sleep disturbance, night terrors, restless legs, being easily distracted or bored, being demanding or irritable (touchy or easily annoyed, losing temper, throwing tantrums), oppositional defiance, temper outbursts, defying rules and periods of either anxiety or unhappiness.


Effects of food additives are difficult to source, largely due to the time delay before they become obvious as reactions can occur up to three days later. It is possible to avoid them by avoiding highly processed foods. Stick with the doses provided in nature; you can add fresh strawberries to plain yoghurt or choose products with low or no flavours. Organic products are the safest. If you’re sensitive to the smallest amounts of food chemicals — including those in unprocessed natural foods, you should avoid higher salicylate fruit flavours such as oranges.

potentially put your health at risk. Rapid weight loss rebounds quickly, so you’ll regain the weight as soon as you go back to eating normally.

your boDy Detoxes naturally Your kidneys and liver are constantly eliminating toxins and waste products. Your body’s natural detoxifying capacity can get overwhelmed by extreme or rare situations — for example, long-term exposure to toxins such as mercury. But, in such cases you would need a doctor’s help, not a special smoothie.

state of Ketosis Ketosis means your body has no carbohydrates to burn for energy, so it has to burn stored fat or whatever else is available. You feel bad and even smell bad. That's what makes you feel like hell during a (water-only) fast. Juice diets as opposed to water only or lemon juice only diets do prevent your body from going into this state but should still be avoided for long durations.

fasting May DaMage your organs You should always check with your doctor before trying a cleanse diet. But, doing your own healthy detox is guaranteed to work without any scary consequences: resolve to making great food choices. You’ll look and feel great and also lose weight.

« CELEB FITNESS TIP: AAMIR ALI Actor Aamir Ali, currently seen in daily soap Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga, shares his fitness and diet mantra with Rohit Pramar

How do you stay fit? By eating a lot and then burning it up. I love playing sports and that helps me burn calories. What’s an ideal workout for you? My ideal workout is playing sports. What’s your diet like? Breakfast includes nuts, aloe vera juice and coconut water. Lunch consists of rice with vegetables or chicken/mutton/fish. For dinner, I eat chapattis with vegetables or chicken/mutton/fish. I’ve started including vegetarian dishes more often. Is there anything you avoid eating? Samosas and onion bhajiyas during the monsoon — I control myself because once I start, I can’t stop. Who are the fittest actors and actresses according to you? Hugh Jackman is old but he has maintained himself well. Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu — all of them are really fit. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given? Never take anything that will abuse your body. In the long run, whatever said and done, it affects you. What’s in your workout bag right now? Shoes, gloves, a bottle of water, deodorant and a mouth-freshener.



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1. Do you drink at least around 8-10 glasses of water every day? a. Yes. b. No.

>> Prescribed medication and drinking lots of water can allow kidney stones to pass out through your body

2. Is the colour of your urine usually light yellow or clear like water? a. Yes. b. No.

Kidney stones are painful and cause you discomfort while you perform your daily tasks. Thankfully, your diet and lifestyle can indicate whether you’re at a risk, says Dev Goswami. Take this quiz to find out

3. Regardless of whether the dish was prepared with enough salt or not, do you still add extra salt while eating? a. No. b. Yes.


hough suffering from kidney stones is a condition that arises out of several factors that you cannot control, (such as a family history of the condition, age and gender), it’s still a disease that is largely affected by the choices you make with regards to your lifestyle and diet. So, you can prevent the condition if you take appropriate steps. Make this quiz your first step to find out whether you’re at risk of suffering from kidney stones and if you need to take preventive measures.


Alcohol Alcohol not only harms your liver it also causes brain fog — a feeling of mental confusion that impacts your ability to think clearly. High alcohol intake impacts the balance of the brain and could cause you to forget common names or certain events. Fortunately, these symptoms are reversible provided you stop consuming alcohol or limit your intake.

2 fried food Most processed foods contain chemicals, dyes, additives, artificial flavours and preservatives that affect behaviour and cognitive functioning causing hyperactivity, both in children and adults. Fried or processed foods slowly destroy the nerve cells located in the brain. However, some oils are more dangerous than others — sunflower oil is considered to be among the most toxic ones.

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4. Do you have a BMI that is above normal? (more than 25.0) a. No. b. Yes.


6. Do you have a family history of kidney stones? a. No. b. Yes. 7. Would you say that you are relatively stress-free? a. Yes. b. No. 8. Do you work out every day for at least 30 minutes? a. Yes. b. No. 9. Is animal protein an important part of your diet? a. No. b. Yes.


low cArbohydrAte diets Ditching carbohydrates can sap brainpower and energy. When we eliminate carbohydrates, there’s a gradual dip in cognitive skills, particularly memory-related ones. So, avoid diets that eliminate or severely restrict them and instead choose healthy options such as whole grain pastas and breads, brown rice and quinoa.

sAlty foods Salty foods affect your blood pressure and are very hard on your heart. Foods that contain high amounts of salt (sodium) can also impair your ability to think. Excessive consumption of salty foods has been shown to have the same effects as drugs, as they cause harsh withdrawal symptoms and increased cravings.

Mostly As You don’t need to worry much as your diet and lifestyle doesn’t point to you developing kidney stones. However, there is a catch here — if you answered ‘b’ to questions 5 and 6, you need to be aware that those are major risk factors for kidney stones. As long as you continue your current healthy lifestyle, you have nothing to fear. You should still read the tips in our box as they might help you. For those who answered ‘a’ to those two questions as well, you don’t need to worry.

>> Certain food can affect your cognitive functions and damage your brain


avoid kidney stones As we mentioned earlier, kidney stones are a pretty painful condition, so preventing them is quite important, especially if you’re already at risk of suffering from it. These tips will help you:

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Processed or Pre-cooked food Just like fried food, processed or pre-cooked food also impacts your central nervous system and increases your risk of developing a degenerative brain disorder, such as Alzheimer’s, as you grow older.

water is one of the biggest causes of kidney stones. Not drinking enough water means that your urine is more concentrated and thus there is a higher chance of kidney stones forming. Ensure that you drink around 8-10 glasses of water each day.

Processed Proteins Meat is the richest source of high-quality protein, but avoid processed protein such as hot dogs, salami and sausages. Unlike natural proteins that help your body insulate the nervous system, processed proteins do the opposite. Opt for tuna, salmon, dairy, walnuts and seeds as these are natural, high-quality sources of protein.

AlkAline Juices: Mix fluids such as

nicotine Nicotine is not really a food product but it restricts blood flow to your brain, along with glucose and oxygen. It causes premature ageing, bad breath, poses an increased risk of lung cancer and affects the production and function of neurotransmitters by tightening the capillaries — the tiny blood vessels that play a pivotal role when it comes to your brain function.

ArtificiAl sweeteners When we try to lose weight, we think that simply replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners will do the trick. It is true that artificial sweeteners contain fewer calories, but they can actually do more harm than good. If used for an extended period of time, artificial sweeteners can cause brain damage and interfere with your cognitive capacity, especially if consumed in large quantities.

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Junk food Junk food can alter the chemicals in your brain, leading to symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. Foods that are high in fat also trigger symptoms similar to the signs of withdrawal. These foods affect the production of dopamine, an important chemical that promotes happiness and an overall feeling of well-being. Dopamine also supports cognitive learning, alertness, motivation and memory functions.




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Mostly bs We have some bad news for you. You’re certainly at risk of suffering from kidney stones. Not only do you have uncontrollable risk factors, such as family history and previous diseases, but your lifestyle is adding to that. You need to bring about immediate changes in your diet and lifestyle if you want to keep kidney stones at bay. Read our tips to ensure that you don’t end up suffering from the condition.

drink wAter: Not drinking enough


sugAr & sugAr Products Sugar and sugar products make you dull if consumed in excess. They are not only bad for your waistline but for your brain function as well. Longterm consumption can create neurological problems and interfere with your memory. Sugar can also interfere with your ability to learn, so avoid pre-baked goods, corn syrup and products that are high in fructose.

5. Have you ever suffered from chronic diarrhea? a. No. b. Yes.

lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to your everyday beverages — these are known to have an alkaline effect that will help block the formation of kidney stones.

Avoid sAlt: You don’t need to banish

salt from your diet altogether, but you certainly need to stop adding it to each and every dish that you eat. Salt increases the amount of calcium in your urine — calcium, which eventually crystalise into kidney stones.

keeP Protein in check: Protein,

especially meat protein, has been connected to the formation of kidney stones. At the same time, there is not conclusive proof to show that just restricting the intake of protein can prevent kidney stones. The best bet here is to keep your protein intake in check and to follow a low-sodium diet.

heAlthy lifestyle: When it comes

to your lifestyle, stress and exercise both play an important role with regards to kidney stones. It is important that you follow stress-management techniques and maintain a physically active lifestyle to ensure that you are not at risk of suffering from kidney stones.

visit A nutritionist: Sodium can be

found in a variety of foods, including green vegetables that are actually healthy for us. So, do not go around making up your own diet as you could end up cutting out important foods. Instead, visit a nutritionist or a diet expert who can draw up a personalised diet plan that ensures that you do not miss out on important foods.

Do they hide their plates? Do your colleagues avoid eating with you? It might be because you have bad food sharing etiquette, says Priyanka Singh Do you taste other people’s food before they offer you? a. Yes. b. No. Do you open their food parcels? a. Yes. b. No. Do you order salad and then swipe the other person’s French fries?

a. Yes. b. No. When they say a bite, do you end up taking several? a. Yes. b. No. When you share the dip with others, are you unable to control your dip-to-chip ratio? a. Yes. b. No.

Mostly As Are people still your friends? Do they hide their plates when they see you? If not, then you’re very lucky because we wouldn’t share with you. You must never taste other people’s food before they have tasted it. You want to taste someone’s food and the person isn’t offering? Ask them. Also, eat what you have ordered and when someone says ‘Want a bite?’ restrict yourself to just one. And remember, it’s called dip for a reason. Mostly bs People will be more than happy to share their food with you because you have all the necessary food sharing etiquette that is required. Stick to it and if you see someone who reminds you of a person straight out of Mostly As, take him or her to a corner and tell them what they’re doing wrong instead of shunning them.


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SOURSOP JUICE There’s a new health drink in the market that promises to fight against a number of problems and help maintain your health. Dev Goswami finds out more about it

>> It’s best if you asked a trainer to tell you more about foam roller workouts. But, if you want a head start, we give you a few exercises and tips

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SVA India has introduced a new health drink that is made from the soursop fruit. The juice uses 30% concentrate of soursop and 2% concentrate of its leaves and promises to help with and prevent a number of common health conditions that are prevalent today. The fruit has sedative properties, is rich in fibre, has anti-diabetic properties and also has high amounts of vitamin C, making it beneficial for a range of health conditions.

The healTh benefiTs

SVA India’s website lists a number of research and studies that have been carried out on the benefits of the various minerals, vitamins and nutrients that are found in soursop and its leaves. The juice, which has a flavour similar to a combination of strawberry and pineapple, can help prevent anemia, promote a good night’s sleep and also fight constipation. Further, it can also help against colds, fever and migraines as it is rich in vitamin C, which is known for its immunity boosting powers. Other ways the juice can benefit you is by fighting hypertension, relieving pain and inflammation, regulating blood pressure and fighting urinary tract infections. Another study which has been investigating soursop’s beneficial effects with regard to cancer since 1970s has found that the fruit has annonaceous acetogenins, which can stop the development of damaged cells before they become cancerous.

experT speak

Doctors and experts are recommending the juice to help with health conditions and maintain good health. Dr. Suvarana Pathak, a dietician and nutritionist at Nanavati Hospital, checked out the composition of the juice and tells us, “After going through the composition of soursop juice we are recommending it to patients depending on their requirement.” Another nutritionist, Hajiya Jummai from the Wuse General Hospital adds, “Soursop is known for its vitamin C content and can help decrease the amount of harmful bacteria in the urinary tract. I would also advise soursop for regular maintenance of health.” price `70 (200ml) Where, online health stores, chemists and pharmacists.

>> Soursop has the unique ability to help a vast range of health conditions


YOUR WAY FIT Forget the exercise ball and resistance band. The foam roller is quickly becoming the latest fitness tool, says Rhea Dhanbhoora


magine rolling your way to looser, fitter muscles. We’re not kidding! A technique called foam rolling (also known as SMR or self-myofascial release) that was only used by athletes in the past, is quickly becoming a good way to restrain overactive muscles and loosen up tight muscles. It is now used by everyone and it’s a great way to keep your muscles healthy. It’s best to consult your trainer before beginning any new exercise, but just to keep you informed, we tell you more about it:

upper back roll Lie on your back on the floor and place the roller beneath your neck, near your l

hamstring roll Sit on the roller with your arms stretched and place them on the floor behind you. Make sure the roller is under your hamstrings. l Roll backwards and forwards from the hamstrings to your knees. l Do this for 30 seconds. l If you are injured or need to loosen up your hamstring muscles, you can increase pressure by stacking one leg on top of the other. l

beginner’s misTake As a beginner, you could get injured if you don’t perform these exercises properly. While using a foam roller seems easy, a rookie mistake that’s made too often is rolling too fast. You’re supposed to roll only one muscle at a time instead of trying to get to all at the same time. Not only will you be at more risk of injury, you also won’t get the benefits of foam rolling, so you’ll end up just rolling around on a cylindrical object for no good reason.

Tips & Tricks

Quick exercises Want to start foam rolling but don’t have a clue how to? If you want to get a head start before talking to your trainer, here are a few simple exercises that you can try out:

in the air. Use your shoulders, hips and core muscles to control your movements and maintain balance. Do not use your hands to pull up your torso as you could end up hurting your back. l Roll the roller between your hips and knees. While rolling, stop the roller at the sore points of your body. Pause for a few seconds and then continue rolling.

shoulder blades. l Place your hands behind your head and roll back and forth for 30 seconds. l The roller should only roll from your shoulder blades to the middle of your back.

Thigh roll Lie face down with your thighs on top of the roller and wrists under your shoulders. l Contract your abs and lift your torso up l

Want to get it right? Here are a few tips and tricks on making the most of your foam rolling exercise: l Remember to spend extra time on any knots or stiff areas that you have. l If you’re rolling to heal an injured area, roll it two or three times a day. If however, you’re just rolling to prevent injuries, you can roll two to three times a week instead of every day. l Joints are the most injury prone areas. Make sure you don’t roll directly over any of the joints or very bony areas of your body to avoid injury. l Stretch your muscles after you finish the exercises, just so you stay limber and don’t roll for more than sixty seconds at a time over one area.



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An Indian company recently introduced inversion tables, which are used to relieve back pain. Priyanka Singh finds out if it’s the right option for you


t wouldn’t be news if we said that backaches were the most common form of body pain, second only to headaches. Lower back pain in particular, has become a chronic problem with all age groups and the number of youngsters suffering from it has increased alarmingly. Quite obviously, the treatments for curing back problems have also been on the rise. One of the remedies that has recently made an entry into the Indian market is inversion therapy. We tell you more about how it can help you manage back pain.

What is inversion therapy? Inversion therapy means that your body is suspended upside down or at an inverted angle (60°). Medical studies have shown that even while lying down, there is residual pressure inside your spinal discs which is equal to 25% of the pressure present when you’re standing. Inversion is a passive fitness activity that uses gravity and your body weight to create natural traction, elongating your body to decompress the weight-bearing joints, in order to stretch and relax your muscles. With 60° of inversion, this pressure becomes zero or near zero and provides maximum relief to your spinal discs on an ongoing basis, if done regularly. This can be done either by hanging by your feet or with the help of inversion tables.

inversion tables in india While inversion therapy is popular worldwide, it has only recently been introduced in India by a company focused on relieving back-related problems — Backproof. The company has brought down The Contour L5, NXT-S and DFM (Decompression and Functional Movement table), which are a range of inversion tables developed for specific back ailments. According to Arvind Agarwal, founder of Backproof,

this five minute long, daily procedure ensures that your body gets long lasting relief by naturally aligning your spine and in the process, relieving pinched nerves. Arvind, who himself had a chronic back problem, shares his experience with this therapy. He says, “Due to my own history of back pain and after trying a lot of alternate treatments, inversion therapy has offered me the most number of benefits in helping my backrelated problems. The inversion table is also very effective for problems such as sciatica, osteoarthritis, posture correction, scoliosis, stress management, spondylosis and varicose veins.”

types of inversion tables We tell you more about the inversion tables introduced by Backproof: Contour l5: This is a top of the line, inversion table. The ergonomic Flex-Technology bed and Deluxe EZ-Reach Ankle System relieves one from joint and back pain. Just a few minutes a day on this can naturally stretch your back and spine to help relieve back pain, improve joint health and increase flexibility, plus build and tone muscles with inverted exercises. nXt-s: This inversion table is also meant for joint and back pain relief, through precision balancing, patented stretch grips and an innovative bed design and point pressure accommodates that decompression accessories. It improves the health of your spine and joints, increases flexibility and builds strength with inverted exercises. the dfM: These tables provide progressive decompression, helping reduce nerve pressure and hydrate discs for the natural relief of back pain and restoration of functional movement. This is specially designed for use by medical professionals.

health risks Inversion therapy will not cure your back pain and it only helps if you do it regularly. Also, it is not safe for everyone. Inversion therapy involves hanging upside down; this slows down your heartbeat and increases your blood pressure when you remain inverted for more than a few minutes. Even the pressure within your eyeballs jumps drastically. For these reasons, you should not try inversion therapy if you have high blood pressure, heart disease or glaucoma. However, if you don’t have these problems, then inversion therapy might help you a great deal.

>> Regular inversion therapy can’t completely cure back problems but may help lessen your pain

« KNOW MORE: KEEPING MILDEW AWAY The monsoon’s moisture brings with it a host of domestic problems, including dreaded mildew. Rhea Dhanbhoora helps you tackle it Have you recently noticed a thin layer filmed over the items in your home? Whether it’s black or white and caused by mold or fungi, mildew can threaten the cleanest, most well kept spaces. And it’s all due to a little thing called humidity, something that we Mumbaikars know more than enough about. But, you don’t have to live with it. Here are a few ways to get rid of this problem:

keeping it at bay

There are a few basic ways to prevent mildew from entering your home: keep it clean: It’s important to practice daily home hygiene. Keep everything clean; remember that mildew will strike if you leave even a little corner with dirt or grime — and it will spread from there. Whether it’s your walls, upholstery, windows or clothes — keep everything as clean as possible.

keep it dry: Whether it’s books, papers and clothes or nooks and crannies in your home, keeping things dry (especially during the monsoon) is one of the best ways to keep mildew away. get circulation: If your house has proper vents and gets good circulation, there is a higher chance that you’ll be able to scare off the mildew. dehumidify: Apart from keeping spaces and things dry, you also need to keep the air dry. If you don’t want to use an air conditioner all the time, you should invest in a dehumidifier to prevent mildew formation.

Cleaning it

Apart from preventing mildew from entering your house at all, what do you do when it has already invaded your space? Take a look: bleach it off: Mix three parts water with one

>> Prevent mildew from taking over your home during the monsoon by practicing good home hygiene

part bleach to scrub off the mildew. Avoid using readymade mildew removing solutions because they often have a lot of harmful chemicals. go extreme: If the mildew has been there for so long that it’s no longer a small issue, you’ll have to scrape it off with a sharp edged tool and reseal the area. If it’s inside your walls, you might need to avail of professional help. go natural: If you’ve got mildew on your clothes, you can moisten it with salt mixed with lemon juice. Keep it out in the sun to dry and rinse thoroughly to get it out. heat it up: Mildew is tough to get out of wood and if it’s very badly damaged, it would serve well to get rid of the piece altogether. You could try scrubbing it off with disinfectants or by removing the varnish and replacing it after it’s cleaned. Wood, leather and even upholstery needs a lot of heat to get rid of the dampness that causes mildew.


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>> Some vegetable and fruit peels can be great for your skin. We tell you which ones you can use

Wait! Before you throw out that orange peel, read this article because Priyanka Singh tells you about the benefits vegetable and fruit peels for your skin


e don’t think twice before throwing away vegetable and fruit peels. While most are useless, there are a few that are treasure troves for healthy skin. Whether you’re grinding and consuming them, using them as face pack, or just rubbing the peel directly on your face, there’s so much you can do with peels. Take a look as we tell you how to make the most of the peel.

Orange Peel Orange peel has several benefits. Take some orange peel and let it dry. Grind the dried peel into powder and store it in an air tight bottle. Take one spoon of orange peel powder, one spoon of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric powder and one spoon each of milk and rose water. Mix all the ingredients to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck for 20-30 minutes and then rinse it off with normal water. It helps tighten your skin and improves your complexion. You can apply this pack once a week.

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quality base coat, good nail paint free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl phthalate (DBP), a high quality top coat and condition them often with cuticle oil. dear Barbara, I have dark skin on my elbows and knees and it is really embarrassing, especially when I want to wear shorts or dresses. I apply a good sunscreen daily, but it seems to be making no difference to the colour of my skin. Why does this happen and how can I lighten those areas? — kalashree tanna, dadar dear kalashree Dark knees and elbows occur when that part of the skin is used often and therefore, suffers from dry skin

aPPle Peel Make a paste of dried apple peel powder. Rub this paste on your face, hands and feet. Wash off after 20 minutes. It will remove a tan and leave you with smooth skin. It also has oxygen properties which have rejuvenating effects on your skin.

POtatO Peel Potato peel is perfect for oily skin. You can also rub potato peels on your hands and feet. It removes dead skin cells from your skin and will help your skin glow without developing too much oil on your face.

BOttle gOurd Peel To get a natural glow, you can also rub the peel of bottle gourd on your face. It also provides your skin with a cooling sensation.

Grind some dried lemon and orange peel and mix this with rose water. Apply this face pack for 20-25 minutes and rinse it off with normal water. It is an effective pack for removing marks and blemishes from your face.

POmegranate Peel Pomegranate peel makes for a great homemade scrub. You can add 1/2 spoon of dried pomegranate peel powder to any pack and use it as your body scrub. Even dried pomegranate peel can be mixed with lemon or rose water and used as a face pack. It helps reduce acne and removes black heads and white heads.

>> Powdered orange peel can tighten your skin naturally

PaPaya Peel Take some dried papaya peel and powder it. Add two to three drops of glycerine and a spoon of rose water to

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dear Barbara, I love wearing nail polish, but I have read about the problems it may cause. How often should I give my nails a break, if at all required and can I wear nail polish every day if I use good quality products? — meena aiyer, Versova dear meena, Every body part needs a break and even though your nails are essentially dead, they need to breathe. Skip painting your nails at least one day every week and when you take breaks, let your fingers enjoy a hot oil or lotion bath. Problems occur when you don’t condition your skin and nails enough or use bad quality products. Even if you use good quality products, ensure that you use a high

one spoon of papaya peel powder to make a paste. Apply this face mask on your face and neck and let it stay on for 20-25 minutes before rinsing it off. It is a natural moisturiser and is perfect to use during the cooler months.

and friction. Take a slice of lemon and rub it on the dark spots. Leave the lemon juice on your skin for 15 minutes and then gently dab the area to remove it. This will help lighten the skin and eliminate dead skin cells. Healthy cells will then be able to grow. You can also massage mustard oil into your skin and leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water. Mustard oil will work to bring back your natural skin colour with its anti-bacterial properties. The nutrients it provides will eliminate dead skin cells.

>> Fed up of dark elbows and knees? Try massaging them with mustard oil

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Uproar in LS over Telangana, Bodoland issues

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EW DELHI: Lok Sabha witnessed slogan shouting by members against the proposal to form Telangana and demand for Bodoland during Question Hour on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament on Monday. Soon after new members took oath and obituary references were made, TDP members and Congress MPs opposed to Telangana walked into the Well and shouted slogans. TDP members, who were also protesting against TRS Chief K Chandrasekar Rao's remarks that officials who hail from Seemandhra but are working in Telangana region will have to go back,

were heard shouting "We want justice". Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh opposing Telangana walked into the Well to press for their demand. They carried placards which said, "We want justice for Seemandhra area" and "We want united Andhra Pradesh". At one point, TDP member N. Sivaprasad walked up to one of the protestors from the Congress with a threatening gesture but was stopped by his party colleagues. Bodoland People's Front (BPF) member S.K. Bwiswmuthiary walked into the Well with a banner that read: “Bodoland MPs strongly stand for a separate state of CALM BEFORE THE STORM: The Lok Sabha in progress at New Delhi, on the first day of the monsoon session on Monday. Bodoland”.

Centre in touch with UP on IAS officer’s suspension issue: PM N

EW DELHI: As the UP government charge sheeted IAS officer Durga Sakhti Nagpal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said the Centre is in touch with the state authorities on the issue and that laid down rules will be followed. “We are in touch with the state government to find out the full details of the issue," he told reDurga Nagpal porters outside Parliament House ahead of the start of the Monsoon Session. He also said the the laid down rules to deal with such cases will be followed. "There are rules laid down and the rules will be followed,” he said. The Centre had on Sunday asked the UP government to immediately give a report on the suspension of Nagpal, who had cracked down on sand mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar area. Minister of State for Personnel V. Narayanasamy said this is the third such letter sent to the state government so far after the 2010-batch IAS

officer was suspended on July 27. The Centre's fresh reminder came in the backdrop of Sonia Gandhi, who is Chairperson of National Advisory Council (NAC), writing a letter to the Prime Minister, saying that Nagpal should not be “unfairly treated”. “We must ensure that the officer is not unfairly treated,” Gandhi had said in her letter to Singh, who holds the charge of Personnel Ministry. The UP government yesterday served a charge sheet to the IAS officer. Nagpal, the 28-year-old SDM of Gautam Budh Nagar, who led the crackdown on sand mining mafia in her district, was suspended on July 27 ostensibly for ordering demolition of a wall of a under-construction mosque allegedly without following the due process. Nagpal belonged to the UP cadre. Sources said that the charge sheet, which is believed to be running into 10 pages, was prepared based on a report of Commissioner (Meerut Division). It is being reported that the officer has got 15 days to respond to the charge sheet.

Salem’s extradition to India still valid: SC


EW DELHI: Gangster Abu Salem will continue to face trial in various cases in India, including the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, with the Supreme Court today turning down his plea for quashing all Abu Salem proceedings after Portugal's apex court terminated his extradition to India. The Supreme Court held that the verdict of Portugal court is "not binding" on courts here and Salem's extradition to India is still "valid in the eyes of law". A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, however, allowed CBI to drop additional charges slapped on Salem under TADA and Explosive Substances Act after his extradition. Salem had sought closure of trial against him in various courts here after the Portugal Supreme Court upheld the order of a lower court there, terminating his extradition for "violation" of deportation rules by Indian authorities.



Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath tried to pacify the members but could not be heard in the din. Speaker Meira Kumar asked the agitating members to go back to their seats but her request went unheeded. Earlier, when the House met for the day, new members - Prabhunath Singh (RJD), Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary (BJP), Vithalbhai H Radadiya (BJP), Partibha Singh (Cong) and Prasun Banerjee (TMC) - took oath. Prabhunath Singh demanded Bhojpuri be included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution to give it an official status, but the Speaker asked him to take oath in Hindi.


PM appeals to Oppn

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today appealed to the Opposition to cooperate in smooth functioning of Parliament and said government is willing to discuss all issues during the Monsoon Session. "We have wasted a lot of time in the last two-three sessions and hope this is not repeated in this session," Singh told reporters outside Parliament. “Govt is willing to discuss all issues on the floor of the House”, he said while urging the Opposition to ensure that the session is truly productive and constructive with solid results.

Dec 16 gangrape: Verdict on juvenile deferred to Aug 19 N

EW DELHI: The judgement in the December 16 gangrape case involving a minor was today deferred till August 19 by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) pursuant to a direction of the Supreme Court. The JJB presided over by Principal Magistrate Geetanjali Goel postponed the verdict for August 19 considering the fact that the Supreme Court has asked it not to pronounce its order till it decides a petition concerning the interpretation of the term "juvenile", police sources said. They said the board also posted for August 19 its order on sentence against the juvenile in a case in which he was earlier convicted for robbing a carpenter onboard the bus before allegedly assaulting the girl and her friend on the night of December 16, last year. The JJB's order was put off in the light of the plea of Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy for a fresh interpretation of the term 'juvenile' which he raised in the wake of the December 16 incident in which the 23-year-old was brutally

gangraped and assaulted in a moving bus in south Delhi. She died in a Singapore hospital on December 29 leading to slapping of charge of murder against the juvenile and other co-accused. The apex court had on July 31 asked Swamy to inform the JJB not to pronounce its verdict on the alleged role of the minor in the December 16 gangrape and murder case, till it decides the PIL. Swamy's plea will come up for hearing before the apex court on August 14. He has sought that the "mental and intellectual maturity" should be considered instead of age limit of 18 years for such offenders while fixing their culpability and contended that his plea would become infructuous if the JJB went ahead with pronouncement of its verdict. The inquiry against juvenile in the gangrape and robbery case had concluded on July 5 and the board had reserved its judgement for July 11. Since then, the Board's verdict has been deferred thrice, once on July 11, then on July 25 and today (August 5).


WAH, KYA SCENE HAI! A scene at Hari Singh High Street on Monday as normal life returns to Srinagar after four days of curfew and strikes following the Ramban firing incident.


GIVE US OUR RIGHTS: Students hold placards and shout slogans during a Chakka Jaam protest to press for reservation in Uttar Pradesh Public Service Comission in Allahabad, on Saturday.


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“It was expected that the complete phasing out of the negative list before the end of 2012 would complete the transition to MFN status to India by Pakistan. But this deadline of MFN status has not been adhered to by Pakistan.“

Minister of State for Commerce and Industry D Purandeswari

BUSINESS BRIEFS NSEL Constitutes Committee To Resolve Crisis

Markets Flat

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Tuesday (August 6, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose marginally on Monday (August 05, 2013) a net 7.50 points (0.13%) and closed at the 5685 point level. The market opened up at the 5682 points level. It then declined sharply into the red and registered the day’s low at the 5661 points level at 9.19 a.m. The index then rose and turned into a range bound movement until 10.36 a.m. It then rose sharply into the green and registered the day’s high at the 5721 points level at 10.49 a.m. It then declined and turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty witnessed a volatile session and moved in a range of 60 points. Sentiment was mixed and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 31 were gainers, 18 were losers and 1 remained unchanged. Some buying was witnessed in banking, IT, FMCG, technology and realty stocks, while substantial selling was witnessed in capital goods and power stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) decreased 15.44%. This change is substantial and indicates a less than full participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was neutral. Amongst all the traded stocks, 636 were gainers, 692 were losers and 55 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has declined in the over-sold zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator has dropped below the slow D line (negative and a sell signal). RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 30 level and is now rising (positive if it continues).

MACD Indicator: The MACD is below zero and is declining (negative if it continues). It is below its 9-day Average (negative).

The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a weak market but with a neutral bias. Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5636 points level. The next support is at the 5578 points level.

Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance is at the 5951 points level. The next resistance is at the 6108 points level.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 5689 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5658. Support (2) = 5630. Resistance (1) = 5717. Resistance (2) = 5749. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a doji pattern. This indicates indecisiveness amongst investors. The next candle formation will confirm whether the bias is towards the buy or sell side of the market. However, the index is below the 5, 15, 25 and 200 day’s moving averages, while the 5, 15 and 25 day’s moving averages are declining. Further, the velocity parameters too are negatively trended. Both these indicate a negative bias and the possi bili ty of a dec line unfoldi ng. Investors are advised to avoid buying at present levels.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is below the –DI line but both lines are converging (positive if it continues). The ADX is rising while the Market Index is flat. No signal here.

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is below its 5-day average (at 5717) Negative. Is below its 15-day average (at 5887) Negative. Is below its 25-day average (at 5884) Negative. Is below its 200-day average (at 5854) Negative. Overall Market Strength/Weakness:

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.

The National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL), which faces a risk of default after suspending trade, has said it has formed an independent committee to advise and monitor settlement of trade amounting to about Rs 5,500 crore. NSEL will come out with the settlement plan by August 14, Jignesh Shah, Chairman and Managing Director of Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL), one of the promoters of NSEL, told reporters. The exchange has been in a crisis after it suspended trade in most contracts on July 31. The decision to set up the committee was taken after a joint meeting of the regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC) and NSEL with investors yesterday.

Tata Chemicals Q1 Net Profit Down by 30%

Tata Chemicals today reported 30% decline in consolidated net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, to Rs 75.21 crore mainly due to higher expenses. The company, part of Tata Group, had posted a net profit of Rs 107.59 crore in the year-ago period. Total income, however, increased by 7% to Rs 3,331.65 crore in the first quarter of this fiscal from Rs 3,111.85 crore in the corresponding period of the last fiscal.

Probing 154 Companies For Financial Frauds

The government is looking into complaints of financial frauds against 154 companies including those connected with Saradha Group and Rose Valley Group, Parliament was informed yesterday. “Complaints have been received against 154 companies/ organisations during the last three years,” Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot said.

India Has Trade Deficit With 80 Countries

India had trade deficit with as many as 80 countries, including China, Australia and Iraq, in 2012-13, Parliament was informed yesterday. “India has a trade deficit with 80 countries in 2012-13. Top ten countries are China, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Venezuela, Nigeria, Australia, and Indonesia,” Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said.

Fertiliser Plants To Get First Priority Over Domestic Gas

Over USD 21 billion powers plants being stranded for want of fuel notwithstanding, fertiliser plants are likely to be first claimant on any incremental gas output as producing urea from imported gas is unsustainable. No fertiliser plant in the world is run entire on imported LNG (gas turned into liquid for ease of shipping) due to high cost of production, industry sources said.

India Inc Garner Rs 2 lakh Crore In 6 Months

Fund-raising by India Inc through private placement of debt securities jumped by over 40% to cross the Rs 2 lakh crore mark in the first six months of the calendar year. In debt private placements, firms issue debt securities or bonds to institutional investors to raise capital. According to latest data available with market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), Indian firms garnered a total of Rs 35,214 crore from the debt on a private placement basis route in June, higher than Rs 33,759 crore garnered in May.

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Angel Broking calls a ‘Buy’ on Ceat CMP: Rs. 117

Target Rs. 170

Prabhudas Lilladher calls a ‘Buy’ on Union Bank Of India CMP: Rs. 120

Target Rs. 155

ICICI Securities calls a ‘Buy’ on PVR CMP: Rs. 352

Target Rs. 405

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RBI May Set Up Separate Committee To Look Into New Bank Applications RESULTS

FDI into India rises 24% to USD 3.95 bn in April-May.  TCS hires 174 college grads in US.  Textiles export growth flat at $7.8 bn in Apr-Jun qtr.  BHEL shares plunge nearly 20% on poor Q1 results.  India, US complete 3 rounds of negotiations for BIT.  58 SEZ developers surrender projects till July 31.  NTC garners Rs 6,154 cr through sale of surplus land.

start once the internal scrutiny is over,� he added. The Reserve Bank of India has reseparate committee may be set ceived around 26 applications which up to look into the application include the likes of L&T, the Tata process for setting up of new group, Reliance Capital, Aditya Birla Nuvo, Bajaj Finserv, Videocon, IDFC, banks in the country. On the sidelines of FICCI’s Finan- Muthoot Finance, and realty develcial Inclusion Workshop on ‘Sustain- oper Indiabulls. Sinha explained that financial Inable Financial Inclusion: Need for Governance, Regulation and Capac- clusion, in India, will have to be a ity Building’, Anand Sinha, the bank led model. “As they alone can deputy governor of the Reserve Bank provide all possible services under of India hinted that a separate com- one roof,� he said. He further added mittee is likely to be formed to look that regulation has always been seen into the process of granting banking as constraining factor and by definilicenses to the corporate entities who tion it should be. However, in terms of Micro finance have applied. “We have started the work. It is Institutions (MFI), RBI has made a quite an extensive work because now sincere to accommodate MFI so that we are looking at corporate groups. they can revive and gather strength. The work load is quite heavy on that He noted that it is indeed good news sense. The committees work would that data for this year shows this re-

By Mayura Shanbaug


Religare Lowers Growth Forecast By A Business Reporter




Y14 is unlikely to see a sharp revival, as recent events have diminished chances further, says Religare Research. It has therefore revised its FY14 GDP growth estimates from 5.3 % downwards to 4.5%, and also lowered its FY15 estimates from 6.0% to 5.3%. According to it “The INR’s free fall and the central bank’s debatable response have put paid to the thesis of easier cost of funds in the economy in FY14, pointing to a protracted revival, stretching well into FY15. Saying that the worst is yet to come, Religare believes that “the domestic macro has changed substantially since Jan’13, but only for the worse. While WPI inflation has been comfortable for some time now (CPI remains sticky on food), growth has been severely hit thanks to slowing investments and lately a weakening INR.� It goes on to say “Leading indicators of Industrial growth, viz. PMI, IIP, eight-core, are all pointing to a prolonged slowdown, fuelled by weakening domestic demand, worsening export growth and declining investments. As such, we downgrade our FY14 estimate for Industrial growth (contributes 27.5% to GDP) to 1.3%, the lowest in 22 years, from 3.0% earlier, with a pick-up expected in FY15 to 3.1%, but more so towards the second half. However it believes that Agriculture growth is the only silver lining, saying “Amidst a sustained slowdown in the Industrial and Services sectors, the only silver lining is a better-thanexpected Southwest monsoon thus far, which bodes well for agriculture production and growth. With a sharp rise in sowing and acreages in FY14, we expect Agriculture growth to pick up to 3.2% for the fiscal vs. our previous estimate of 2.3%, with FY15 growth expectations a little lower at 2.5%�.

vival. “Financial inclusion has two sides the human side and the economic side. The human side is to ensure that all citizens should have access to basic financial services. From the economic side, these services should be offered in a cost effective manner and that the key to reducing costs is technology,� he said. He informed that once the wholly owned subsidiary model for foreign banks comes into existence, foreign banks will be at par with all other banks in India, in terms of branch expansion and therefore ease in meeting the priority sector lending requirements too.

Choose Balanced Funds In Volatile Markets By A Business Reporter


ndia’s fixed income markets were impacted, in the recent weeks, by the series of liquidity tightening measures by the Reserve Bank of India to strengthen the Rupee. With debt markets turning volatile after a steady run over the past year, investors are in a dilemma over their allocation in key asset classes, viz., equity and debt. “Balanced Mutual Funds offer a simple solution to this dilemma as they invest 65-80% into equity and the balance in debt instruments. Equity has the potential to deliver superior long term returns while debt provides stability to the portfolio. This diversification protects the portfolio from downside risks if either equity or debt enters a bearish phase� says a just released Crisil Research study. The study reveals that balanced funds (measured by the CRISIL – AMFI Balanced Fund Performance Index) have outperformed the CNX Nifty (equity markets) across 3, 5, 7 and 10 year timeframes. Balanced funds also witnessed lower capital erosion when equity markets declined and enabled investors to capitalize from gains in equity markets by delivering returns higher or similar to those of the CNX Nifty (equity markets). Balanced funds were also less volatile (a measure of risk) with 17% annualised volatility over a 5-year period compared to almost 25% for the CNX Nifty. It is important for investors to look at an asset allocation approach; however the way it is executed is also equally important. Investors often tend to re-allocate assets based on market sentiments which may not be in their best interest. In comparison, balanced funds follow a well-defined asset alloca-

tion approach that offers a higher degree of protection on the downside but preserves much of the upside thereby serving investors well. The latest CRISIL Mutual Fund Ranking released for June 2013 reveals that UTI Mutual Fund led the tally of top ranked funds for the quarter with nine funds under CRISIL Mutual Fund Rank 1; Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund followed with six top ranked funds and IDFC Mutual Fund with five top ranked funds. The latest CRISIL Mutual Fund Ranking covers over 90% of the industry’s average assets under management (AUM) of the open ended schemes as of June 2013.

Workplace Biases Still Exists Delhi seems to be practicing discrimination rampantly. The other two cities are Pune and Chennai at 85% and 78% respectively. By A Business Reporter


ndia Inc, “mainly in the top 8 cities, is yet to adopt the concept of equal opportunity in its true sense� says a study Bias@Workplace released by staffing solutions company, TeamLease. The study finds that while the Indian workplace is largely accommodating, discriminations still do exist on various grounds, especially while hiring. According to the report, 5 out of 10 employees have experienced one or the other kind of discrimination, indicating the strong prevalence of discriminatory practices while recruiting and at work. However, the situation is not all gloomy though because discriminations on the basis of caste and religion have become almost obsolete. But, prejudices based on qualification, gender and age in that order seem to be the most commonly practiced biases. Discrimination at workplace based on qualification goes as high as 50%. Another interesting revelation is the higher percentages (54%) of younger generation between 21 to 35 years who are reported to have experienced discrimination as compared to employees above 50 years. This may be contrary to popular belief; but it seems that the older you grow, less to 35 years who are reported to have experienced discrimination as compared to employees above 50 years. Another interesting revelation is the higher percentages (54%) of younger generation between 21 to 35 years who are reported to have experienced discrimination as compared to employees above 50 years. This may be contrary to popular belief; but it seems that the older you grow, less and

castes have ceased to be common occurrences, India Inc still has a long way to go before the work environment becomes truly bias free. Underlying preferential treatment is still witnessed in varying circumstances, debilitating the growth of the work force, especially women. It is very important for companies to have a clear policy on discrimination with proper enforcement; else productivity will be adversely affected.� The TeamLease study further reveals that pregnant women or women with young children are at a relative disadvantage, both during the recruitment process as well as vying for opportunities at the workplace. While the percentage for this is not high, it is only desirable that the discrimination is completely eradicated from the system. The study also goes on to say that, although not significantly, but good looks are considered an added advantage in some metros like Pune and Mumbai. From a geographical perspective, Delhi seems to be practicing discrimination rampantly. The other two cities where discrimination is perceived to be practiced are Pune and Chennai at 85% and 78% respectively. The survey, conducted by Market Search IPL for TeamLease, covered 800 companies across the top eight cities in India - New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad. The respondents’ profile ranged between the age group of 21 to above 60 years with 70% from 21-35 years of age. From a profile perspective 59% of the respondents were from the junior level, 26% from middle management and 15% from the senior level.

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 In the aftermath of the death of Alan’s father, the wolfpack decide to take Alan to get treated for his mental issues. But things start to go wrong on the way to the hospital as the wolfpack is assaulted and Doug is kidnapped. Now they must find Mr. Chow again in order to surrender him to the gangster who kidnapped Doug in order to save him. HBO, 11.4 0 p.m .



 Hanuman’s Samawartan sanskar is done as all the devtas watch from heaven. Hanuman is offered new clothes and shoes. Matang rishi tells Hanuman that after this sanskar, his parents have accepted him as their son. Sahara One, 8.30 p.m .



 In tonight’s episode we will see, Bani prays for Parmeet’s wellbeing. On the other hand, Bua sets the first test of the akhand paath for Rajji. Rajji finds herself struggling with her test. Colors, 10.30 p.m.


 Malik has an epiphany upon returning to his hometown of Richmond. Tasha is reunited with Pookie (a man from her past), who helps her reconnect with her mother. Big CBS Love, 8.30 p.m .


 Extreme angler Jeremy Wade uncovers the world’s largest, strangest and most dangerous fish in RIVER MONSTERS. Animal Pl anet, 8 p.m.


 Paul and Jimmy defy death capturing alligators. Paul is known for his commanding personality and unmatched skill capturing any-sized gator underwater with his bare hands. And Jimmy has been gator wrestling since he was 11 years old, giving him the ability to stay quick on his feet and handle dangerous reptiles

Jai Jai Jai Bajrangbali, Sahara One, 8.30 p.m.

with ease. In the second season of GATOR BOYS, Paul and Jimmy are fishes out of water - taking up residence at Gulf Coast Gator Ranch in Moss Point, Mississippi. The guys quickly learn that Mississippi gators won’t be showing them any Southern hospitality - the reptiles are bigger and meaner, which means the captures are even wilder. Di scover y Channel, 10 p.m .


 MONSTER INSIDE ME explores the illnesses caused by parasitic infection. Follow biologist Dan Riskin who explains how and why each parasite finds its host. Di scover y Science, 11 p.m.



 Bella and Edward are to marry. Jacob becomes upset when he learns that Bella is planning to consummate the marriage on her honeymoon. The wedding over, Bella and Edward spend their honeymoon on the Cullen’s idyllic private island. But, to their dismay, they discover that Bella is pregnant. The fetus is growing at an accelerated rate and everyone fears for Bella’s safety. Will she go ahead with her pregnancy, whatever the cost? The Quileutes close in as the unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks. Starring Taylor Lautner, Gil Birmingham, Kristen Stewart. Star M ovi es, 9 p.m.


 The magic monkey Hanuman finds the abducted Sita languishing in Lanka, prisoner of the besotted king Ravana, where she is tormented by Demons yet remains chaste and pure. Hanuman hears her tales of woe and undying devotion to Rama, as well as her threats of suicide if she remains unrescued. Before carrying Sita’s message back to Rama, Hanuman is “captured” by demons who set his tail on fire, only to fall victim to their own joke as Hanuman proceeds to use his tail as a torch to set their city afire. Confirming Sita is safe, Hanuman subsequently flies over the ocean to Rama, who swoons at his tale. Filmy, 9 p.m.  In order to get rain for the arid region in Rajasthan, India, two royal families, from Mirtagarh and Surjangarh, have come together with their warriors, and fought with each other annually, with the winner getting the honor to sacrifice a baby buffalo. When England returned Jaswant Singh comes home with his caucasian wife, he is appalled at the slaughter and warlike con-


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ditions. But fate binds him that he is also to continue the family tradition, and as a result his wife leaves him. Years later, children from both these royal families return from England, and are friends with each other. Vinay is friendly with Vikram, and wants to wed Neelima. Will these young people succeed in stopping this bloodshed, and put an end to this rivalry, or will they also be fated to continue this deadly tradition. CVO, 9 p.m .


 Wilee is one of 1,500 bike couriers in Manhattan who rides on the edge by having a bike with no brakes. On this day, Wilee has a delivery that is so valuable that a corrupt NYC Detective, who needs the money, begins to chase Wilee throughout the city to get it before the envelope is delivered. Pi x, 9 p.m.


 Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of raping a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. Zee Stu dio, 8.20 p.m.


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 AthiliSathiBabu (Ravi Teja) is a small-time thief and crook who is crazy about acts of daredevilry. He falls in love with Neeraja (AnushkaShetty). One day, he gets the shock of his life when a young girl turns up and claims him to be her father. After recovering from the stunning blow, he slowly starts to find out the truth behind the claim. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of Police Officer Vikram Singh Rathod (Ravi Teja). He is on the run from the notorious Chambal dacoits. He hides himself in Hyderabad. But after getting hit in the head and getting stabbed a couple of times, Rathod dies in front of SathiBabu.SathiBabu now goes to the Chambal valley and settles the score on behalf of the dead Rathod. Max, 9 p.m.


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 The completed diary set of her father inspires ‘Emily’ a long series of flashbacks to how it all started for most main characters, just like when Nolan made her read them after Amanda Clark’s juvenile release. It includes the early Grayson intrigues, also with Frank, Linda and Mason, the eliminated of Roger Halsted, who could have saved David Clark, and the porters boys’ youth while father Carl lived and sold out to Nolan’s company to hide their mother’s shameless disinterest. Star Worl d, 9 p.m .


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Flautist Gupta enthrals music lovers


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By Amarendra Dhaneshwar


unilkant Gupta, a leading flautist of the country, currently heads the music department of the Films Division. Bansuri players like Vijay Raghav Rao and Raghunath Seth have headed this department earlier. The mantle has now fallen on Gupta who has been a devoted pupil of Seth. This speaks of the trust that he enjoys, thanks to his innate qualities as a musician. Gupta, who hails from Lucknow, has trained under various noted musicians at the Bhatkhande College of Music which is now recognised as a university. Gupta has also trained under revered musicologists such as S C R Bhatt, Govindrao Natu and others. He has absorbed rich vocal music and knows compositions by heart thus enriching his capabilities as a musician. He was featured in an evening concert by the Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre on the death anniversary of musicologist K G Ginde. Gupta has experimented with the instrument in order to make it more amenable to music. Most bansuri players do not explore the entire range of the lower octave or mandra saptak as it is called. Gupta has designed a special set of bansuris to overcome this difficulty. He can easily play the ‘shuddha’ note M of


An NCPA–Jazz Addicts Presentation, Swing & Bebop Jazz Music Concert at Tata Theatre, is to be held on August 9 at 7.00 pm. This is a first attempt to feature this genre of jazz. The artists performing are Benny Soans (drums), Carl Clements (tenor sax), Woody (alto sax), Hideaki Tokunaga (guitar), D Wood (bass) and Jarry Singla (piano). Swing has inspired jive dancing and dominated the realm of popular music for decades. Bebop is a challenging form as it eggs the soloist to improvise on up-tempo themes. Created by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, bebop or bop requires polished skills and virtuosity from its performers, thus rewarding the audience.


the lower octave. He owns a self-designed long bansuri on which he can play the notes in the ati mandra octave. He played the Megh raga in the evening concert and could easily touch the note komal nishad or 'n' during the alap stage, receiving a thunderous applause from the audience. He also played the raga Maru Bihag in a very pleasing manner. It was a memorable flute recital for the listeners. Amit Choubey, who accompanied him on the tabla, was also a pleasure to listen to. He is a pupil of Alla Rakha Khan and Yogesh Samsi. Nupur Kashid, a young and aspiring singer and a pupil of Madhukar Joshi, sang the raga Marwa

and Miyan Ki Malhar in a fairly competent way too. The Sharada Sangeet Vidyalaya, which recently celebrated Guru Poornima, saw veteran singers like Murli Manohar Shukla and Neela Bhagwat preside over the function at which prizes were distributed to students who passed the exams held by the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Divya Nadkarni, a student of music and a lecturer in English literature at the Ruia College, played the raga Jog at the ceremony. She is a student of the famous violinist Manaskumar and is shaping up as a violinist. Other students too performed to the best of their respective capabilities.

The first look of Kalyan and Rupali Guha’s ‘Narbachi Wadi’, based on the Bengali classic ‘Sajjano Baggan’ written by Manoj Mitra, was recently revealed at a suburban studio. The film, with a backdrop of farm workers in Kokan, is directed by Aditya Sarpotdar and stars Dilip Prabhavalkar, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi, Bhau Kadam, Kamlakar Satpute, Vikas Kadam, Kishori Shahane among others. The film is cinematographed by Rahul Jadhav and its lyrics are given by Guru Thakur. The film’s music is done by Mangesh Dhakde.


Purushaangik: a thrilling dance recital! By Vijay Shanker


ccomplished Bharata Natyam exponent Nilesh Singha and Kathak exponent Ayan Mukherjee jointly presented a unique programme - Purushaangik - that exposed the masculine style of dancing in their respective dance styles. The programme was held at the mini P.L. Deshpande auditorium and was appreciated for its concept and structural quality of presentation in both the styles. Bharata Natyam enjoys international recognition, thanks to the pioneering efforts of renowned exponents like Dr Rukmani Devi Arundale and Balasaraswati. Today, one can see Bharata Natyam being practiced in cities like London, New York and Paris among others. While this form of dance is extremely popular in southern India, Kathak is popular in northern India. Although Bharata Natyam is being performed extensively these days, rarely does one see a Kathak performance in the southern part of India, although the trend is fast changing. It was interesting to see the dancers Nilesh and Ayan open a dialogue with the audience emphasising the significance of both the styles. These dance

By Sandeep Hattangadi


rabho Shivaji Raja is an animated historical drama based on the life and times of the legendary Maratha warrior – Chhatrapathi Shivaji Raje. The film is an ode to the King, who took on the Mughals and freed his land from their tyrannical rule of more than 350 years through his military genius. History remembers him not only for his heroism but also for his sense of justice and equality towards his subjects, irrespective of their class or religion. Narrated by senior actor Sachin Khedekar, this

forms are technically completely different and have their unique charm and dignity and hence neither presides over the other. These are like two beautiful flowers, each with its own beauty and artistic quality. The programme commenced with invocations at 'asta-disha', followed by Nartana Ganapati that portrays the power and glory of the elephantheaded God known as the remover of all obstacles and evil, performed bril-

liantly by Nilesh Singha. Ayan Mukherjee, a disciple of Sandip Mullick, performed Damru Baje, introducing the king of dance ‘Nataraja’ followed by Tal Dhamar in 14 beats, while Ayan created a fine impression with his command over technique and footwork. The audience was wonderstruck to see him appear with a beard. Ayan has a striking personality and hence the beard should have rather been discarded. While performing the Mahadeva Shiv Shambo in Revathi ragam, Nilesh incorporated two episodes - Ravana trying to lift Mount Kailash and the flow of Ganga with the untiring efforts of Sage Bhagirath. Nilesh is a powerful performer who displayed command not only in the intricate movements but also in maintaining the dramatic quality of the performance. After the Sargam Malkauns and Bageshri Tarana by Ayan, Nilesh performed the Thillana which was followed by the grand finale of the evening ‘Purushaangik’, performed by both Nilesh and Ayan with fine control over their movements and a wonderful synchronisation. This number also included the episode of Kamadeva being reduced to ashes owing to the Lord’s fury.

Superb animation film! 100 minute cinemascope animation film captures all the important landmarks in Shivaji’s life – from his birth, the Mughal period, influences, declaration of Swarajya, big battles and finally his coronation. The film also comprises songs by leading singers like Shankar Mahadevan and Swapnil Bandodkar. The film’s screenplay is a result of a deep research by senior historians like Shri Babasaheb Purandare and

Neenad Bedekar. The story, script and the screenplay is all based on a research on the available documents, letters, bakhar (scripts written on Shivaji in the 16th century) and have been put together by Neenad Bedekar, who has been closely associated with studying the story of this great Maratha leader. Babasaheb Purandare has also scrutinised the script, thus ensuring the authenticity of the movie. The character of Shivaji was based on one original sketch by a Dutch artist, which was certified by Sadashivbhau Sathe, a famous sculptor.

The first look and music launch of producer Shivkumar Lad’s ‘Sarpanch Bhagirath’, directed by Ramdas Futane, was held at a suburban five star recently. Riteish Deshmukh was the chief guest for the occasion. The film stars Upendra Limaye, Veena Jamkar, Kishor Kadam etc. and the music given by Sambhaji Bhagat is on the Universal Label. Sambhaji has also composed the lyrics along with Prakash Ghodke.


The success of Nanubhai Jaisinghani’s ‘Duniyadari’ released by Zee Talkies has surpassed all recent hits of the year and is running in more than 710 theatres. The film is directed by cinematographer Sanjay Jadhav and has surpassed all Hindi films released recently and is one of the biggest Marathi hits ever.


L.V. Shinde Group of Companies is all set to enter the Marathi film industry under the banner of Supreme Motion Pictures Pvt. Ltd, launched at J.W. Marriott hotel, Juhu, in the presence of wellknown actor, director, producer and writer Mahesh Manjrekar and national award winner, director Sujay Dahake who has recently directed ‘Ajoba’. Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Yashpal Sharma, Om Bhutkar, Rushikesh Joshi, Neha Mahajan, Shashank Shende, Anita Date and Anuya Kalaskar will be seen in the upcoming movie ‘Ajoba’.


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Each colour in our code represents a letter. When you have cracked the code you will be able to make up seven words. The clue to first word is given to help you get started.

Keen to see flat opposite (5) Kind of gamble is without point (7) Wipes off money in bad scare (6) City of sliced bread even in poetry (8) It's troublesome in hollows for these bridge-builders (8) Cried "Are covered by a gun" (6) Friend has an attempt but it's insignificant (6) The hairdresser's exchange (6) Mother prepares the table for Asians (6) They are empowered to go over our heads (8) People making a noise when taking stock? (8) Better deal arranged by the man (6) Get a big break in the arts (7) Apparently these teams aren't the tops ! (5)


Treat all - an error, this - as music (10) Against poetry do I hear ? (6) Don't like, but look after (4) Pal teased about crazy snack food (6,7) Not much of a press, perhaps (6) It may be raised to show surprise (7) They have moving roles on stage


The Clue: Junkie







MATH PYRAMID 601 (5-8) 12 Later chasing minors (10) 14 In regard to deference (7) 16 This emperor sounds like a

usurper (6) 19 Again, work up in the matter of a muddle (6) 21 Up-market transport (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Across: 1 Achilles heels, 8 Roads, 9 Clambered, 11 Cynic, 12 Third-rate, 15 Ewers, 16 Ignoramus, 17 Extractor, 18 Sudan, 19 Strainers, 23 Inset, 24 Violinist, 25 Maori, 26 Animal spirits. Down: 2 Chain letter, 3 Insects, 4 Licit, 5 Stationer, 6 Embed, 7 Cricketers, 10 Eft, 13 Armed escort, 14 Eisenstein, 16 In the till, 18 Slimmer, 20 Tri, 21 Idiom, 22 Sit up.



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The goal of Math Pyramid is to fill the given pyramid with numbers such that the following three rules are satisfied. 1. A cell value must be sum or difference of the two cells below 2. A row cannot have duplicate numbers 3. A number cannot be less than 1 or more than the grid size



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7 Two-__ __: fast break (2,3)

8 _ __ is known by its fruit (1,4)

9 Scoundrel (5) DOWN:

1 Lots of fish (5) 2 Poem part (5)

3 Hebrew lyres (5)

4 Indian princess (5) 5 Iron product (5)


The goal of Hidato is to fill the grid with consecutive numbers that connect horizontally, vertically, or diagonally from first to the last number in the grid. The first and last numbers of a puzzle and a some other numbers are already filled in. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION


Place numbers into the puzzle cells in such a way that each row and column contains each of the digits from 1 up to the size of the puzzle (4,5 or 6). Like a Sudoku puzzle, no number is repeated in any row or column. Each bold-outlined group of cells contains a hint consisting of a number and one of the mathematical symbols + x - /. The number is the result of applying the mathematical operation represented by the symbol to the digits contained within the domain. The solution to each puzzle is arrived at logically and is unique. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

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BIRTHDAY FORECAST: There could be some changes that make your life easier this year. A change of house is also indicated, may lead you to take a major decision. Business people will expand their existing activities by opening an additional or a branch office. You will find yourself in demand both at work as well as at home. Domestic affairs will be satisfactory. Students will do well in written tests and interviews. BABIES BORN TODAY: The baby will have a well-proportioned body, moderate to tall, pleasant face and good hair. The child will be Amicable, Submissive, sincere affectionate but moody. After basic education a career in any creative or artistic field is indicated. Fond of traveling will be multi-faceted and well read. Will nurture and care for loved ones. They can look forward to a fortunate happy life. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Diplomacy and poise are essential if you expect to get along with others. A confrontation at this juncture will only act as a setback. This is the time to improve relationship and consolidate your position. You need to earn all the goodwill that you can muster. A chance meeting with someone could lead to romance. If committed elsewhere in marriage or love, mention it. You will win a good friend.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): You could get a bit carried away when spending money on home improvements or making an important investment. However there will soon be some extra money coming in that will help to ease your financial situation. Make no further investments in business or in securities. At a social gathering you will be very much in demand. Happiness in the family set-up is assured. Your beloved will be great support.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): All your efforts put into a certain venture fail to bring any results. Seek help of someone, even if it means sharing your profits. There is no shortcut to success. You will have to work hard and pursue your goal with a single-minded dedication. You will have the help and support of others. An improvement in your love life makes you happy and secure. However, you need to reassure your mate by being demonstrative.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You will see gradual support coming, which should help to spur you on. The stand that you have taken at work or in your career is about to be vindicated. You have worked hard so it is crucial to maintain the same momentum to see your plans through. Love life is sparkling with excitement. Hectic social activity and the arrival of a loved one will be a pleasant surprise.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Helplessness and a vacuum feel claustrophobic. Do not sit around and mope, it is totally uncharacteristic of you. A walk in the outdoors should cheer you up and put things in the right perspective in your mind. You will get a chance to push things through that are close to your heart. Your preoccupation with your own problems affects your personal relationship. Perhaps you should share your problems to ease the burden.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): You get an opportunity to make substantial gains through commission or trading. It is a good day to handle financial matters and settle your accounts. You will be entertaining family and friends. A long distance call on phone may bring in pleasant news. Most things in your life seem to be moving ahead happily. You will be feeling happy with your circumstances and relationships.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Urgent matters you want to discuss will have to be postponed. In business attend to regular and routine activities and do not introduce any change or a new procedure. Keep away from gambling, races or speculation. Some unexpected money for work done earlier may come as a pleasant surprise. A new association may have some romantic undertones. You would be better off avoiding an emotional involvement right now.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You will receive wide acclaim and honor for your work. Purchase of a vehicle or property will be beneficial. Those who are keen on higher studies abroad will be making plans to leave. A family gathering to celebrate a happy occasion is likely. Perhaps there will be an addition to the family. At a social get-together you will be very much in demand. Those participating in sports or out-door events will do well.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Watch out for attempts at deception. You cannot completely trust people working around you. Someone may spread rumors which could hurt. The employed should not resign under pressure of oppressive situation created by others in the work environment. You feel lost and forsaken. In love you may feel neglected and unloved. Someone may spread rumors which could hurt. Have faith and wait for your time to come.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Uncertainties prevent you from taking any decision. But continue to put in efforts which will bring monetary rewards at a later stage. You will have work against all kinds of odds to maintain your current relationship. Do not make drastic decisions you may regret later. Try to be understanding of others responsibilities.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You may have to put up with opposition mainly due to the manner in which you conduct your affairs. You will be able to resolve issues after sitting down and having polite discussion and without having nasty arguments. Additional expenses on developing a property are also indicated. A controversy involving you is distressing. Keep calm and stay out of arguments. Sincerity will see you through this rough patch.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Be careful while dealing in money matters to avoid any chance of being cheated or duped. Change in family business is likely. You are depending too much on friends for emotional support and they can take advantage. Work on finding the strength within yourself.




ACROSS: 3 Akbar's grandfather (5) 8 Staff again (5) 10 Disprove (5) 11 Adult males (3) 12 9/11 mastermind (5) 13 Medieval weapon (4-3) 15 Florida city (5) 18 Long narrow strip of metal or wood fixed to boot for use on snow (3) 19 Maker or seller of knives, forks etc (6) 21 Cotton fabric (7) 22 Water (4) 23 Oxidize (4) 24 Defrauded, deprived or robbed, in a way ? (7) 26 Free from confinement (6) 29 Bond creator Fleming (3) 31 Conductor Zubin (5) 32 Stenographers carry it to take a dictation (7) 34 Negatively charged ion (5) 35 Alcoholic drink (3) 36 Corporation (5) 37 Potato pancake (5) 38 Multiples of 100,000 in our country, especially rupees (5) DOWN: 1 Discharge from forces (5) 2 Children's film My friend ____ (7) 4 Polygonal church recess (4) 5 Knights wore this when they went into battle (6) 6 Be affected (5) 7 Cunning (5) 9 Actor Gibson (3) 12 Combine with oxygen (7) 14 Alias, in short (3) 16 Audibly (5) 17 Ms Irani of Bollywood (5) 19 Dead and putrefying flesh (7) 20 Item of information (5) 21 Region of Gujarat famous for its desert and business community (5)


SUDOKU 1919 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.


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Today’s clue: A equals D

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

23 Shyam ___ : film director beyond compare? (7) 24 Its capital is Kampala (6) 25 Butter slab ? (3) 27 Emperor of Ethiopia (5)

28 In the least (2,3) 30 Heavyweight armoured-cars ? (5) 32 Snack (4) 33 Hole dug to obtain gravel, coal etc (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD Across: 4 Soothe, 7 Homebrew, 8 Ad-libs, 10 Globe, 13 Trio, 14 Sine, 15 Lima, 16 Vow, 17 Gael, 19 Drib, 21 Lightyear, 23 Xena, 24 Iamb, 26 Pam, 27 Tank, 29 Blog, 32 Thug, 33 Piety, 34 Linear, 35 Impounds, 36 Frolic. Down: 1 Thugs, 2 Ambon, 3 Able, 4 Swarm, 5 Oslo, 6 Hobnob, 9 Diadem, 11 Liv, 12 Begin, 13 Tilting, 15 Leh, 16 Vir, 18 Agatha, 20 Rabbi, 21 Lem, 22 Yak, 23 Xavier, 25 Dot, 28 Auric, 30 Leant, 31 Gypsy, 32 Tell, 33 Plow.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1738 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: Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well

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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: 20 average; 22 good; 24 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: gait, gaiter, gasser, gate, gear, girt, gist, grass, GRASSIEST, grate, great, grist, grit, rage, sage, stag, stage, stager, tiger, tigress




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UANGZHOU, CHINA: Shuttler Ajay Jayaram notched up a stunning victory over higherranked Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong in the men's singles competition to start India's campaign at the 2013 BWF World Championships on a positive note here. The 25-year-old Indian, ranked 24th, mixed attack with defence and played a patient game to beat world number 12 Wong 22-20 1721 21-15 in a 64-minute duel. He will next take on Pablo Abian of Spain in the second round. "It was a good match. I knew it won't be easy and I had to give everything. I tried to be patient as the shuttles were slow," Ajay said. The Chennai-born shuttler played a dominating game and didn't allow Wong to get near him, racing away to 20-16 at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium. However, Wong was not ready to let it go so easily as he clawed back but Ajay had the last laugh. "I started off well and

maintained a good lead throughout the first game. I committed a few errors at 20-16 which helped him to draw level at 20-20. But I am happy I could squeeze past him with a couple

of tight points," Ajay said. However, in the second game, Ajay let go a 13-8 lead to allow Wong forge a comeback into the contest. "In the second game, I was 13-8 up but he started playing more rallies and I lost my patience.

Ajay Jayaram stunned Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong 22-20 17-21 21-15.

‘I’m a cricketer, not a terrorist’

Ajit Chandila


EW DELHI: Claiming innocence, tainted Rajasthan Royals spinner Ajit Chandila has said that the Delhi Police's proposed move to slap the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) charges against him is completely unfair as he is a "cricketer and not a terrorist". Chandila, who was granted an interim bail for two days (from August 3 to 5) to participate in the last rites of his elder brother, was optimistic that he will come out clean of the spot-fixing charges levelled against him. "I dreamt of becoming a good cricketer, and to an extent I achieved that. But a tragedy struck and my dreams were shattered. People have seen my performance in last two seasons of the IPL. I am clean and I trust the judiciary,"

I eventually lost my lead at 17. I was struggling with my fitness as I had recovered from viral fever a week back," he said. Ajay learnt from his mistakes and tried to cut down on errors in the decider. He gathered a good lead and didn't let it go to eventually emerge victories. "I dug in deep in the final game, keeping the shuttle in play without conceding too many errors. I'm very happy

Chandila told 'Zee News' after coming out on interim bail. Chandila said his family and he were in a state of shock after learning that the MCOCA might be levelled against him. "My family and I are in a state of shock that such charges are being levelled against me. I am a cricketer not a terrorist," he said. "My family has suffered a lot, and my brother was hospitalised the day I was arrested. But I have the support of my family. And soon, people will know the truth. I am innocent. I will make a comeback soon. I have no clue about the spot-fixing controversy. I have never been approached by anybody. I am absolutely unaware of this," Chandila added. The lanky off-spinner from

Haryana defended his lavish lifestyle, saying IPL offers a cricketer enough money to live like that. "IPL offers so much money that there is no need to do any wrong thing to earn money. As far as my lifestyle is concerned, everybody wants to wear good clothes, shades, etc. There is nothing wrong in wearing expensive things. So, if I had been spending on myself, it is my personal choice and nobody should be concerned about that," Chandila said. Besides Chandila, two other Rajasthan Royals cricketers -- S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan -were also arrested by Delhi Police during this year's IPL for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing. While Sreesanth and Chavan are out on bail, Chandila is still in jail.


with my performance today. I fought hard both mentally and physically. I need to play with the same focus and composure in the next round as well," he said. However, India's doubles and mixed doubles pairs had a bad day in office as they failed to cross the first hurdle. While the combinations of Aparna Balan and Arun Vishnu lost to Chinese Taipei's Min Chun Liao and Hsiao Huan Chen 15-21 17-21 in the mixed doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and Tarun Kona suffered a 18-21 21-12 19-21 defeat to Japan's Hirokatsu Hashimoto and Miyuki Maeda in the opening round. In the women's doubles, Aparna and Siki Reddy N too lost in the opening round, going down to England's Lauren Smith and Gabrielle White 15-21 17-21 in 34 minutes. Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu will start their campaign in the women's singles today as they got a bye in the first round.

Credibility of the game is important: Dravid N

EW DELHI: Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid expressed anguish over the recent IPL spot-fixing scandal and its fallout, saying that restoring the credibility of the game was of utmost importance failing which cricketers may lose respect of their fans. BCCI has been faced with a serious credibility crisis ever since the spot-fixing and betting scandal broke out in the sixth edition of the IPL. The whole issue led to N Srinivasan stepping aside as BCCI President and even the Bombay High Court declared that the two-member panel, constituted to probe the scandal, was "illegal and unconstitutional". "Things like this don't help, when we are on the front pages of the newspapers and not on the back," Dravid told ESPN Cricinfo. "There are so many fans and so many people who care deeply about this game and it is because of these fans that we are who we are as cricketers. Administrators are there because of the fans and the cricketers to run this game, so credibility of a game, or a board, or even a government for that matter, is important irrespective of what you do. If you are in public life it is important," he said.

BCCI President N Srinivasan got mired in the controversy when his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan faced betting charges along with Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra. Three players from Rajasthan Royals, led by Dravid, were arrested on charges of spot-fixing and the former skipper said such episodes were not good for the image of the players.

England retain Ashes as third Test ends in draw


ANCHESTER: England retained the Ashes on Monday after rain forced a draw on the final day of the third Test against Australia at Old Trafford. The holders keep the urn in the event of a

drawn series and England lead Australia 2-0 with two matches left to play. England finished at 3 for 37, with Joe Root unbeaten on 13 and Ian Bell 4 not out, 294 runs short of Australia’s target.


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UANGZHOU, CHINA: Shuttler Ajay Jayaram notched up a stunning victory over higherranked Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong in the men's singles competition to start India's campaign at the 2013 BWF World Championships on a positive note here. The 25-year-old Indian, ranked 24th, mixed attack with defence and played a patient game to beat world number 12 Wong 22-20 1721 21-15 in a 64-minute duel. He will next take on Pablo Abian of Spain in the second round. "It was a good match. I knew it won't be easy and I had to give everything. I tried to be patient as the shuttles were slow," Ajay said. The Chennai-born shuttler played a dominating game and didn't allow Wong to get near him, racing away to 20-16 at the Tianhe Indoor Stadium. However, Wong was not ready to let it go so easily as he clawed back but Ajay had the last laugh. "I started off well and

maintained a good lead throughout the first game. I committed a few errors at 20-16 which helped him to draw level at 20-20. But I am happy I could squeeze past him with a couple

of tight points," Ajay said. However, in the second game, Ajay let go a 13-8 lead to allow Wong forge a comeback into the contest. "In the second game, I was 13-8 up but he started playing more rallies and I lost my patience.

Ajay Jayaram stunned Wing Ki Wong of Hong Kong 22-20 17-21 21-15.

‘I’m a cricketer, not a terrorist’

Ajit Chandila


EW DELHI: Claiming innocence, tainted Rajasthan Royals spinner Ajit Chandila has said that the Delhi Police's proposed move to slap the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) charges against him is completely unfair as he is a "cricketer and not a terrorist". Chandila, who was granted an interim bail for two days (from August 3 to 5) to participate in the last rites of his elder brother, was optimistic that he will come out clean of the spot-fixing charges levelled against him. "I dreamt of becoming a good cricketer, and to an extent I achieved that. But a tragedy struck and my dreams were shattered. People have seen my performance in last two seasons of the IPL. I am clean and I trust the judiciary,"

I eventually lost my lead at 17. I was struggling with my fitness as I had recovered from viral fever a week back," he said. Ajay learnt from his mistakes and tried to cut down on errors in the decider. He gathered a good lead and didn't let it go to eventually emerge victories. "I dug in deep in the final game, keeping the shuttle in play without conceding too many errors. I'm very happy

Chandila told 'Zee News' after coming out on interim bail. Chandila said his family and he were in a state of shock after learning that the MCOCA might be levelled against him. "My family and I are in a state of shock that such charges are being levelled against me. I am a cricketer not a terrorist," he said. "My family has suffered a lot, and my brother was hospitalised the day I was arrested. But I have the support of my family. And soon, people will know the truth. I am innocent. I will make a comeback soon. I have no clue about the spot-fixing controversy. I have never been approached by anybody. I am absolutely unaware of this," Chandila added. The lanky off-spinner from

Haryana defended his lavish lifestyle, saying IPL offers a cricketer enough money to live like that. "IPL offers so much money that there is no need to do any wrong thing to earn money. As far as my lifestyle is concerned, everybody wants to wear good clothes, shades, etc. There is nothing wrong in wearing expensive things. So, if I had been spending on myself, it is my personal choice and nobody should be concerned about that," Chandila said. Besides Chandila, two other Rajasthan Royals cricketers -- S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan -were also arrested by Delhi Police during this year's IPL for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing. While Sreesanth and Chavan are out on bail, Chandila is still in jail.


with my performance today. I fought hard both mentally and physically. I need to play with the same focus and composure in the next round as well," he said. However, India's doubles and mixed doubles pairs had a bad day in office as they failed to cross the first hurdle. While the combinations of Aparna Balan and Arun Vishnu lost to Chinese Taipei's Min Chun Liao and Hsiao Huan Chen 15-21 17-21 in the mixed doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and Tarun Kona suffered a 18-21 21-12 19-21 defeat to Japan's Hirokatsu Hashimoto and Miyuki Maeda in the opening round. In the women's doubles, Aparna and Siki Reddy N too lost in the opening round, going down to England's Lauren Smith and Gabrielle White 15-21 17-21 in 34 minutes. Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu will start their campaign in the women's singles today as they got a bye in the first round.

Credibility of the game is important: Dravid N

EW DELHI: Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid expressed anguish over the recent IPL spot-fixing scandal and its fallout, saying that restoring the credibility of the game was of utmost importance failing which cricketers may lose respect of their fans. BCCI has been faced with a serious credibility crisis ever since the spot-fixing and betting scandal broke out in the sixth edition of the IPL. The whole issue led to N Srinivasan stepping aside as BCCI President and even the Bombay High Court declared that the two-member panel, constituted to probe the scandal, was "illegal and unconstitutional". "Things like this don't help, when we are on the front pages of the newspapers and not on the back," Dravid told ESPN Cricinfo. "There are so many fans and so many people who care deeply about this game and it is because of these fans that we are who we are as cricketers. Administrators are there because of the fans and the cricketers to run this game, so credibility of a game, or a board, or even a government for that matter, is important irrespective of what you do. If you are in public life it is important," he said.

BCCI President N Srinivasan got mired in the controversy when his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan faced betting charges along with Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra. Three players from Rajasthan Royals, led by Dravid, were arrested on charges of spot-fixing and the former skipper said such episodes were not good for the image of the players.

England retain Ashes as third Test ends in draw


ANCHESTER: England retained the Ashes on Monday after rain forced a draw on the final day of the third Test against Australia at Old Trafford. The holders keep the urn in the event of a

drawn series and England lead Australia 2-0 with two matches left to play. England finished at 3 for 37, with Joe Root unbeaten on 13 and Ian Bell 4 not out, 294 runs short of Australia’s target.




IN BRIEF Thakur strikes a dozen

MUMBAI: It may be an unusual sighting for a team to score a dozen in a football match but Thakur Vidyamandir, Kandivali managed to do as they humbled a lacklustre Smt. V.D. Gardi, Mulund 12 goals to none in the onesided contest during the boys under 16 third division match held at the MSSA Castrol Schools Sports Centre, Azad Maidan on Monday. Shaunak Shinde scored a hat-trick while Bhavesh Pattdar and Arbaaz Shaikh settled for a brace. In the other match of the third division, St Andrews, Bandra managed to strike three blows against brittle Parle Tilak’s defence in the course of which Azfar Noorani scored twice. Results: At Azad Maidan: B-16-III-A: St. Pius X (Mulund) (1) (Tristian Fernandes 1) Beat G.D. Somani (Cuffe Parade) (1) (Nay Sanghvi 1); Thakur Vidyamandir (Kandivali) (12) (Shaunak Shinde 3, Bhavesh Pattdar 2, Arbaaz Shaikh 2, Rishik Mishra 1, Danesh A. 1, Aman Jha 1, Darsh Shetty 1) Beat Smt. V.D. Gardi (Mulund) (0). B-16-II-B: Lilavatibai Podar (SC) failed to turn up for their match against Colaba Municipal (0). B-16-III-F: St. Andrew’s (Bandra) (3) (Azfar Noorani 2, Sheldon Barrid 1) Beat Parle Tilak Eng. (Vile Parle) (0). B-16-II-D: Manckji Cooper (Juhu) failed to turn up for their match against St. Xavier’s (Fort) B-16-III-D: Gopal Sharma (Powai) failed to turn up for their match against Activity Peddar Road. Venue: St. Xavier’s Ground (Parel) B-16-III-F: Sacred Heart (SC) (5) (Prajwal Nair 2, Desmon D’ Souza 1, Xavier D’Souza 1, Aakshay Dube 1) Beat Learners Academy (Bandra) (0). B-16-III-G: St. Mary’s (Dahisar) (1) (Sagar Soni 1) Beat St. Francis D’Assisi ‘B’ (Borivali) (0). B-16-III-G: Our Lady of Health (Sahar) failed to turn up for their match against Victoria H.S. (Mahim). B-16-II-D: Don Bosco (Borivali) (5) (Melburn Vaz 2, Wayne Trinidade 2, Aaron Alex 1) Beat Dhirubhai Ambani (BKC) (0).

Pune FC bring on striker Raúl Fabiani for the season ahead

MUMBAI: Pune Football Club signed Equatorial Guinea international and former Villareal CF ‘B’ striker Raúl Iván Fabiani Bosio for this season. Twenty-nine-yearold Raúl becomes Pune FC’s fifth signing in this window and joins playmaker Douhou Pierre as the second player on the foreign quota. He also becomes the first European player to sign for Pune FC. Spanish-born Raúl joins Pune FC after a successful season with Valenciabased club Huracán CF in the Segunda Division-B (Third Division) during which he guided them to the play-offs final only to lose out on promotion on away goals. Standing at 6 foot and 6 inches high, Raúl interestingly, is the tallest striker ever to be signed by the club since promotion to the I-League in 2009-10.

Barcode blank South Mumbai 3-0

MUMBAI: Barcode FC had things much their own way as they blanked South Mumbai United 3-0 in a Third Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2013-14, at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Monday. Dictating terms from the start Barcode enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 half-time lead. Kiran Diwedi, Umang Gandhi and Mukesh Kanojia scored a goal each for the winners. Earlier, FC Chincholi also enjoyed quite an easy outing as they romped to a fluent 2-0 win against Galasticos SC in another match of the same division. M. Fernandes and Siddharth Suvarna struck a goal each to complete their win. Results: at St. Xavier’s ground, Parel –Div-III: FC Chincholi 2 (M. Fernandes, Siddharth Suvarna) beat Galasticos SC 0; Barcode FC 3 beat South Mumbai United 0; Sagar Mitra Mandal ‘A’ 2 (E. Gulshan, Tejas Rohit) beat Anjuman Islam 0.

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UMBAI: Backing the upcoming IPL-style football league, Trevor Morgan, who has taken over as head of the IMG-Reliance League’s onemonth training camp here, said if the tournament makes even 50 per cent of the impact as its T20 cricket counterpart does, then it would benefit the game. “The IPL has taken Indian cricket to another level and that has gone down right through the system. If (this) league has half that effect on the game of football in India then it would be great,” Morgan told reporters today after taking over the reins of the camp that started last Friday. Critics, especially I-League clubs, have slammed the new format and said it would not benefit Indian football, but Morgan, former coach of East Bengal, said the crowd would like to see international players participating in the tournament.

“You can’t run a programme down even before the season has started. The plans that IMG have are fantastic, the people (players) they want to try to bring in and to spread the game right across India. To get a chance to see players we only saw on television would be a great opportunity for all football fans across India,” he said. Asked if the I-League would be

affected because of the new tournament, the Perth-based Englishman said, “Nobody is going to know that until it actually happens. It could be the best thing that could happen to the I-League, it may not (also), who knows. But it (IMG-Reliance tournament) certainly is a great concept and it is fantastic. Only time will tell if it is going to be successful.”

Teen girls rule pool buoyed by Phelps woman to reach this landmark,” said Franklin, who won five golds at the London Olympics and set the 200m backstroke record. The 18-year-old American won six of the eight events she entered in the stand-out performance in Barcelona while Ledecky of the USA and Lithuania’s Meilutyte, who are both sixteen, finished with two world records each. A total of five world records were broken in Barcelona — all by women. Meilutyte took both the 50m and 100m breaststroke ARCELONA: Missy Franklin 4x200m freestyle finals, then yes- records, while Ledecky shaved nearly six seconds off the 1500m claimed a historic six gold at terday’s 4x100m medley. It made her the first woman to record, then lowered the 800m swimming world championships while Ruta Meilutyte win six titles at the world cham- mark on Saturday while Denand Katie Ledecky each broke pionships, her haul matching mark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen, 24 two world records as teenage Ian Thorpe of Australia at the also set a new 200m breaststroke girls ruled the pool in Barcelona. 2001 world championships in record. Ledecky said Phelps’ mark can US starlet Franklin earned her Fukuoka, Japan. It’s a mark six in the 100 and 200m back- which has only been bettered by still be felt on the sport, 12 stroke finals, the 200m freestyle, Michael Phelps’ seven gold at months after the swim legend walked away after last year’s plus she picked up relay gold Melbourne in 2007. “It is an honour to be the first Olympics. medals in the 4x100m and


Theresians shock All Stars

Chadha wins two close contests to enter final


UMBAI: Theresians Sports Club rallied to score an upset 2-1 win over fancied All Stars FC in a Premier Division match of the 10th Bandra West Football League 2013 conducted by the BWFA (Bandra West Football Association) and played at the Dr. Norman Lewis Supari Talao Municipal grounds, Bandra (West). Showing signs of improvement with every outing, Theresians got both their goals through the hard-working efforts of Zico Pereira, while All Stars had opened the scoring through Sajid Sayed. In another close encounter, Athletico Bandra recorded an identical 2-1 victory against Bandra FC. Garfield Pereira and Jonathan Pereira were on target for the victors and Gavin Fernandes got the lone goal for the losers.


UMBAI: Maharashtra state junior and sub- junior champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha edged out Asian 6-Red bronze winner Laxman Rawat 4-3 to enter the final of the Malabar Hill Club-BSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 3. Chadha, who survived anxious moments before ousting former junior national champion Zubin Leninwala 3-2 in the quarter-final earlier in the day, prevailed over Rawat 5310, 75-61, 17-54, 28-60, 56-15, 18-73, 72-37 in the semis held this afternoon. Rawat, who had fired an unfinished break of 113 on his way to overcoming

Aashit Pandya 3-1 in the quarter-final, could not reproduce the same form against Chadha. Chadha is to meet Aditya Agrawal of Indian Snooker Academy in the final today. Agrawal ousted Anurag Giri of Madhya Pradesh 4-1 in the other semi-final. The winner came through 68-21, 72(50)-67, 34-51, 69-29, 75(62)-49. Results (Quarter-finals): Laxman Rawat bt Aashit Pandya 76(45)-17, 16-72, 121(113unf)9, 78-25; Aditya Agrawal bt Pranit Ramchandani 63-21, 5112, 67-12; Ishpreet Singh Chadha bt Zubin Leninwala 64-54, 19-59, 74(73)-1, 29-73, 66-45.

Cricketer and Member of Parliament Sachin Tendulkar arrives at Parliament House on the opening day of monsoon session in New Delhi on Monday.

Tendulkar cynosure of all eyes in Rajya Sabha


EW DELHI: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar was the cynosure of all eyes in Rajya Sabha today on the first day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament. Wearing a blue striped shirt and black trousers, Tendulkar walked in with Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla well before the House was called to order. Tendulkar, who was nominated as a Rajya Sabha member in April last year along with Bollywood actor Rekha and businesswoman Anu Aga, shook hands with some MPs before taking his seat. He was soon engrossed in animated discussion with noted lyricist Javed Akhtar, sitting next to him. All the while, his wife Anjali watched from the visitors’ gallery. Tendulkar thumped the desk when Chairman Hamid Ansari congratulated the Indian cricket team for winning the Champions Trophy. When the House was adjourned for 10 minutes following disruptions, some MPs walked up to him to shake hands. Tendulkar went up to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and shook hands with him.

Kirol Village Boys champs


UMBAI: Kirol Village Boys overcame Uncle’s KitchenKalina Village Boys 3-1 via the tiebreaker in an exciting final of the Dev Friends Sports Club organised seven-a-side football tournament, played at the Colgate Palmolive ground, Bandra (East). After the scores were tied goalless at the end of regulation period, the Kirol outfit showed better nerves in the crucial penalty shootout scoring through Sajjad Alam, Monish Bhamre and Ashirwad Hegde, while the Kalina side could only convert one through Sheldon Sharma. Earlier in the semi-finals, Kirol sidelined Fatima SC by an identical 3-1 margin also via the tiebreaker and Kalina Village Boy’s, sponsored by Uncle’s Kitchen, tamed Air India Under-19 by a comfortable 2-0 margin.


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ONDON: Manchester United have rejected a second offer from rivals Chelsea for unsettled forward Wayne Rooney, the Premier League champions said on Monday. Chelsea tabled an improved bid for Rooney, having had an initial cash offer rebuffed last month. "A bid was received yesterday and immediately rejected," a United spokesperson told the BBC. "Our position remains that he is not for sale." England striker Rooney has been reported to be 'angry and confused' with his situation at United. He was upset at comments by new manager David Moyes that suggested he was a backup to Premier League top scorer Robin van Persie, and has been the subject of transfer speculation since retired


Salgaocar FC signs Darryl Duffy

PANAJI: Salgaocar football club has signed up striker Darryl Duffy of Scotland after a successful trial, making him the third foreigner to join the club for the 2013-14 season. Top scorer for Cheltenham Town for 2011-12 season, Duffy started his career for Rangers and has played for major sides such as Hull City and Swansea City. Duffy, who has been training with Salgaocar for a week, said, "The coach is doing a lot of things for us, inculcating good sleeping patterns, eating habits. The training system is mostly the same. The players are a friendly bunch, they're really nice and I'm looking forward to playing with them." Salgaoar FC's General Secretary Raj Gomes said the Scot is an experienced striker, who has played for top clubs. Rhys Mascarenhas, Duffy's manager, said, "Salgaocar were looking for a good striker. With his experience, I'm sure Darryl will play an important role in the first team this season.

Somdev zooms up to 115 in latest singles rankings

manager Alex Ferguson said at the end of last season that the 27-year-old had asked to leave the club. Rooney joined United for 27 million pounds in August 2004 and has made 402 appearances for the club, scoring 197 goals and winning five league titles and the Champions League. He has two years left of a contract that earns him a basic salary of some 250,000 pounds a week. Rooney left the club's recent pre-season tour of the Far East with a hamstring injury, hours after arriving in Bangkok.

Ronaldo dismisses Mourinho jibe ahead of friendly Cristiano Ronaldo and his former boss Jose Mourinho.


ONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo spiced up the forthcoming friendly between Real Madrid and Chelsea when he took a swipe at his former boss Jose Mourinho, who moved from the Bernabeu to Stamford Bridge in June. The Portuguese former World Player of the Year was responding to comments Mourinho made in an interview over the weekend, taken as a slight towards the forward in the Spanish media. Mourinho said that aged 30, he had trained 'the true Ronaldo, not the other one, Ronaldo the Brazilian' in his time as assistant at Barcelona. "Some things in life are not worth commenting on and this is one more for obvious reasons,"

Nabi left out of India’s football friendly against Tajikistan

NEW DELHI: Key midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi and goalkeeper Subrata Paul were today left out of a 20-member Indian football squad announced for the away international friendly match against Tajikistan to be played on August 14. Nabi, who reported for the IMGReliance camp in Mumbai on August 2 for a pre-season camp for the IPL-style football tournament early next year, was

the surprise omission from the squad. Asked about Nabi's omission, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said he was not in a position to give reason. "The national coach would tell the reason," he told PTI. AIFF Director of National Teams, Subhankar Mukherjee said Nabi was not fit. "Nabi is not fit," Mukherjee said when asked if there was any specific reason for Nabi to be left out. Tajikistan are presently ranked 106th in the FIFA Rankings while India are at 146th. The international friendly will be

played at Khujand. The Indian squad leaves for Tajikistan from here on August 9. The Squad: Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh, Sandip Nandy, Subhasish Roychowdhury. Defenders: Denzil Franco, Nirmal Chettri, Arnab Mondal, Gouramangi Singh, Raju Gaikwad, Gurjinder Kumar. Midfielders: Mehtab Hossain, Lalrindika Ralte, Arata Izumi, Lenny Rodriguez, Jewel Raja Shaikh, Francis Fernandes, Shylo Malsawmtluanga, Clifford Miranda. Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Robin Singh, Dawson Fernandes.


Ronaldo told a news conference in Los Angeles, where Real are on a pre-season promotional tour. "I prefer to remember the good things from coaches. I don't spit on the plate from which I eat and I don't speak about people who say bad things about me. "We are going to face Chelsea, not their coach. It is another warm-up game and we hope to win it so we can start La Liga in the best manner possible." Real have won all their pre-season warm up games to date under new coach Carlo Ancelotti and take on Chelsea on Wednesday, with Ronaldo having played in a newer more advanced striker role on the pitch. "The coach has different strategies and different positions for everyone," the 28-year-old said. "It is good for me to try and play in different positions and I am comfortable with it. We'll see where I end up playing during the season." Two of the hottest topics surrounding Real in the run up to the start of the new campaign are the club's multi-million euro interest in signing Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale and talks over a contract extension for Ronaldo. "It's not my place to talk about new players," Ronaldo said when asked about Bale, who according to media reports could eclipse Ronaldo's world record transfer fee of $125 million if the move went ahead.

NEW DELHI: Somdev Devvarman jumped 14 places to 115 in the latest ATP singles rankings, courtesy his pre-quarterfinal appearance at the Citi Open. Somdev had lost to American John Isner in the round of 16 at the Washington ATP 500 event, last week, earning 55 ranking points. In the doubles, Rohan Bopanna maintained his third rank. Mahesh Bhupathi's position was unchanged at number seven while Leander Paes lost a place to be 10th. Left-hander Divij Sharan slid to 72, having lost four positions while his partner Purav Raja gained two places to be 86th on the list. In the women's rankings, Sania Mirza was static at 19th in the doubles chart.

India goes down to Iran in Asian Men’s Basketball Championship

MANILA: India lost to title-favourites Iran 58102 in the second round of the 27th Asian Men's Basketball Championship. Iran maintained their dominance right through the four quarters, winning 25–12, 26–10, 27–17, 24–19 in the opening match of the second round at Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay. Five Iran players, led by Hamed Afagh's 16, scored in double figures. Samad Nikkhah Bahrami and Hamed Haddadi notched 15 and 12 points respectively.

Railways announces Rs 5 lakh reward for para-athlete Jhajharia

NEW DELHI: Devendra Jhajharia, the first differently-abled Indian to win a gold at the Para Athletics World Championships, will be handed a special cash reward of Rs five lakh by the Railways for his feat in the recentlyheld sixth edition of the event in Lyon, France. Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge announced the special reward for Jhajharia while declaring open the 79th Railways Athletics Championships here. Jhajharia, an Office Superintendent working at Southeast Central Railway Zone headquarters in Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), had won gold in javelin throw in F-46 category -- meant for one-armed athletes -- on July 21 in the sixth Para-Athletics World Championships.


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