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By Philip Varghese


wo weeks after the Bombay High Court asked the state government to inform whether it would table the Adarsh report in the winter session of the legislature to be held this month in Nagpur, the court again directed the same question to state government after it informed the court that it was not mandatory on the part of the government to table the enquiry commission report. This comes after Yogesh Sagar, a BJP MLA from Kandivli, and former MLA Atul Shah, had filed a petition in the court on November 11. Sagar and Shah argued in their petition that the government was shielding the ac-

Too many controversies surround the Adarsh CHS, starting from the very ground its stands upon. cused in the Adarsh housing society scam by not tabling the findings of retired Justice J.A. Patil Commission. The commission had submitted

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its report to the state government on April 18. The state government had constituted this commission in January 2011 to inquire

into two points. The first was whether the land where the society stands belongs to the Ministry of Defence, and the second was whether politicians and bureaucrats had flouted rules while granting permission to the society. The commission in its interim report had ruled that the land belonged to the state and was not reserved for anybody. The petition had stated, “This court may be pleased to issue a writ of an appropriate nature, including the Writ of Mandamus and/or a direction or an order, directing the respondent – state government, to table the Commission of Enquiry Report concerning Adarsh CHS Ltd, Continued on pg 12 «

WHERE’S THE FILE? Somaiya questions CM over file regarding allotment of land worth `100 crore to film education society going missing

By Prashant Hamine


Cheer up! The voters haven’t totally rejected you. Though you lost the election, you have successfully retained your deposit.

enior BJP leader Dr. Kirit Somaiya yesterday questioned Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over the missing files related to what he called illegal allotment of plots worth Rs. 100 crore of land in Andheri to BAG Films Education Society belonging to Congress union minister Rajiv Shukla. Speaking to newspersons here at the state party office, he wanted to know whether the file pertaining to the controversial land allotment was lost in the

Dr. Kirit Somaiya Mantralaya fire, or was deliberately misplaced. Somaiya later on handed over the same file documents

sourced by him through RTI to the Chief Minister’s Office. Terming the land allotment as a second Adarsh scam, he said that the allotment to BAG Film Education Society was approved without any proper documentation. Somaiya sought to remind Chavan of his claim that all the files that were lost in the Mantralaya fire have been reconstructed and restored. He said that upon his inquiry with the Revenue Department, each of the officials Continued on pg 12 «

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DUPING VIA LCs Conmen dupe Ratnakar Bank of `15 crore by using fake documents

By Neel Shah


ith the arrest of three accused in a cheating and forgery case, the Mumbai police has exposed a well organised racket in which the accused, by presenting three forged Letters of Credit (LC), duped The Ratnakar Bank to the tune of nearly Rs.15 crore. Police personnel from MRA Marg police station arrested Shwetal Sakaria, Managing Director of Arihant Chemicals and Resins (I) Pvt Ltd, his partner Ahilesh Shah, along with their aide Himanshu Bhatt. Shwetal’s wife Khushi, father Bhupendra and mother Aruna are yet to be arrested in connection with the case, said the police. According to the police, Shwetal formed a dummy company called Mahavir Enterprises, and his aide Bhatt approached Ratnakar

Shwetal Sakaria, the main accused in the forged LC racket Bank. Subsequently, Bhatt presented the three LCs – made in the name of HDFC Bank – on behalf of Shwetal to the bank and procured nearly Rs.15 crore from them. When the bank approached HDFC bank to encash the LCs after the credit period was over, they were shocked to learn that all the LCs were forged and did not Continued on pg 12 «


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‘The issue is so grave that we need a separate law for it. It is only when a separate law is made that women will feel comfortable talking about it.’ By Shwetha Kannan


arriage is the price men pay for sex, and sex is the price women pay for marriage.” This dialogue by Amitabh Bachchan in the movie ‘Cheeni Kum’ seems to have gone to the heads of men as they feel that after marriage the lady doesn’t have the right to say “no” to sex. The concept of marital rape might not go down well with many as it makes one wonder how can a sexual relation between a man and his wife be termed as ‘rape’, but cases of marital rape are being reported at NGOs in the city The phenomenon of forcing one’s wife to have sex is called marital rape i.e rape within marriage and though this isn’t recognised by the anti-rape laws in Section 375 (there is an exception that says: ‘Sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife, the wife


nother lady (40), shared an ordeal where her husband used to harass her in a way that is unheard of. While forcing her to have sex was routine for him, there were days when he used to arouse her and then refuse to have intercourse leaving the lady insulted. Another woman (35), was forced to see pornographic movies by her husband and then made to perform those sexual acts. While the 40-year-old lady is still living with her husband and putting up with torture (the sexual violence has reduced a bit, she said) as she has nowhere to go, the 35-year-old lady has been staying with her mother for a year now, along with her three daughters as she refused accept her husband’s demands. “I couldn’t leave my daughters with my husband after one of them complained of being touched inappropriately by him twice,” said the lady. In all the three cases, the women didn’t speak about the real issue of marital rape to any of their family members or friends. Why? Hasina Khan, a woman activist from Mumbai said, “The subject of marital rape is never discussed anywhere by anybody because this concept is not accepted by the society as well as the State. Also, the institution of marriage has been given so much importance that it is revered by women. Women are made to feel guilty when they oppose against the wrongdoings within a marriage. It was after several efforts that women have now started standing up against domestic violence. The presence of a law against domestic violence has given them a chance to talk about it. And now, the same holds true for marital rape. Unless a law is made to address the issue of marital rape, nothing much can be

done to stop it from happening. It is about making the State aware of this problem.” The recommendations made by a three member committee which was constituted on December 22, 2012 and headed by Justice J.S. Verma, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, along with its recommendations for amendments in criminal laws to provide for quicker trial and enhanced punishment for criminals accused of committing sexual assault against women, touched upon the issue of marital rape too. It was recommended that the exception to marital rape should be removed and that marriage should not be considered as an irrevocable consent to sexual acts.


Therefore, with regard to an inquiry about whether the complainant consented to the sexual activity, the relationship between the victim and the accused should not be relevant. But unfortunately, it was not included in the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013. Speaking her mind on the committee’s recommendations, Khan said: “I strongly feel that these recommendations should be accepted and implemented so that women feel more secure talking about marital rape.” She further went on to say, “Section 498 A that talks about domestic violence and Prevention of Domestic Violence Act does cover violence within marriage but none of them talk about marital rape. And in my opinion, this issue is so grave that we need a separate law for it. It is only when a separate law is made that women will feel comfortable talking about it. I know, that in a so-

ciety like ours where women are conditioned to put up with all atrocities in a marriage and keep quiet, filing a criminal case against one’s husband might be difficult but that doesn’t mean that the State does not make a law against it. Giving the option of filing cases under section 498 A and Prevention of Domestic Violence Act only is like wanting the women to keep mum about the issue of marital rape. Having said this, I also feel that along with giving women an option of filing a criminal case of marital rape, the law should be made such that the woman seeking justice under this act should be given social security and other relevant assurances of being able to lead a normal and respectable life in society.” Adv. Sajan Oommen, president of The Family Court Bar Association had some strong views and opinions on this issue. This is what he had to say: “Our lawmakers enacted several laws for the protection of women from any kind of violence or abuse. But where is the implementation? There is section 376 (Rape), section 498A (harassment and demand of dowry), sections from 312 to 314 (causing miscarriage) and section 377 (unnatural offence) of the Indian Penal Code. There is also the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (Domestic Violence Act) having various provisions to protect the women from any kind of violence or abuse. Under the Domestic Violence Act, there is requirement of Protection Officers. But even after eight years of enactment, there is hardly an appointment of protection officers. These laws are of no use unless implemented properly. Also, non application of mind by the law enactors is evident is several Acts. For

instance, domestic violence among the spouses is a part of their matrimonial disputes or problems. Also, instead of bringing all the matrimonial causes under one roof by giving jurisdiction to one court, the Domestic Violence Act is adjudicated in Magistrates Courts while other matrimonial causes are adjudicated in Family Court. Women are made to run from one court to the other and from one police station to the other.” According to Oommen, the law enactors and law enforcers never thought of measures for speedy disposal and effective adjudication of disputes and that in India the casual approach of the law enforcing authorities and the Judiciary in respect of the offences of violence against women encourages more violence. Stating an example, he said, “The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 mandates the speedy redressal of disputes. But there are matters pending for years together for even interim relief. Even after disposal of the matters in the Magistrate Courts, the parties are languishing in Appeal Courts. The humiliation and harassment in the court corridors is another ordeal for women.” He further went on to say, “We don’t need hundreds of laws. We need only one law but that has to be effectively and speedily enforced. We need to educate the public. There has to be sufficient sexual education in schools. Women too need to understand the importance of sex in matrimonial life. But in no terms can marital rape be tolerated. Women cannot be treated as commodities. They need to be respected and their decisions and feelings need to be valued and appreciated.”

not being under 15 years of age, is not rape’), there are people who have gone through this ordeal. The ADC brings you a first person account of one such lady from Mumbai who was a victim of marital rape and now, is in the process of leaving her husband. Speaking to the ADC this 29year-old mother of a seven-yearold child said: “I feel that I am out of hell now. I feel better. I feel free.” Identities of the victims are kept confidential.

Here is her story: “I got married in 2006. It was an arranged marriage. I was 21 years old and unaware of what sex was all about. It was my husband who made me understand. In a year we had a baby girl. Things were fine till then. In 2007, I started pursuing studies after 12th and used to be busy. I was also doing tiffin business for money, as my husband hardly earned anything. So at the end of the day I used to be really tired. But my husband would refuse to understand and would demand sex. Even during my menses, he used to force me to have sex. Mai apni majboori (menses) batati thi phir bhi nahi maante the. Mai kitna roti thi, chilaati thi par koi faayda nahi. Bachi ke saamne maar peet bhi hoti thi.” Finally, in June 2013, this lady decided to call off her marriage as she just couldn’t take it any more. “For five years, I put up with all sorts of violence and assault just for the sake of my daughter. I didn’t want her to be sandwiched between the proceedings for separation. I didn’t want her to be making a choice between her mother and her father. But then when things got out of hand, I had to walk out of the marriage,” she said. Today, this lady is pursuing her final year in Arts stream and also appearing for the Teacher Eligibility Test. She stays alone in the city and is working hard to be able to meet both ends. Currently, her daughter is with her husband as right now, she isn’t financially stable enough to support her daughter and herself. “Main ek baar settle ho jaun toh apni bachi ko court ke through le aaungi apne paas. Main dobara shaadi nahi karungi. Darr lagta hai. Aur meri bachi ka kya hoga? Shaadi ke baad agar mere pati ne usse pyar nahi kiya toh? Mai apni bachi ko akele sambhalungi. Use education dungi.”

Tomorrow: Same sex rape, where a 24-year-old boy who was raped by nine men around seven months ago in Mumbai.

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Fireworks at Atlantis, The Palm Grand Opening 2008

Fireworks at Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai

Fireworks at The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai 2008

On December 31, it might be a very good idea to head for Dubai of all places, where the skyline and the coast itself promises to be the The The stage is already set for the greatest fireworks show on earth. The December 31 festivities in Dubai will centre around the iconic landmarks of the city including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, The Palm Jumeirah and Atlantis the Palm. Since its opening in 2010, the celebrations at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, have been shown around the world and this year will be no different, with the images joined by those of a spectacular show which will use the coastline of Dubai as the stage for a display which will begin shortly before midnight and last for more than 20 minutes. It’s all part of the new sense of accomplishment that has accompanied Dubai’s recent World Expo 2020 win and the country’s commemoration of its 42nd National Day anniversary. The show will start with an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest

What a show it’s going to be!

Fireworks Display’, a six-minute display choreographed across the whole of The Palm Jumeirah and the islands of The World. This will cover a distance of over 99.4 km of seafront and feature 450,000 colourful fireworks and a series of scenes designed exclusively for the show and set to a musical soundtrack designed for the event. It will be visible from vantage points across Dubai, there will be parties at all the hotels on The Palm Jumeirah and everyone will be doing stuff to commemorate their involvement in the world record attempt. Nor is this all. As the six-minute world-record attempt concludes, a 15-minute display covering a one kilometre stretch of the Jumeirah beach will commence, with the Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Hotel as the stunning backdrop. While the world record attempt is taking place, in Downtown Dubai residents and visitors will be able

to enjoy fireworks cascading down Burj Khalifa. The best locations to enjoy the fireworks include Burj Park, an island overlooking Burj Khalifa, set on Burj Lake or the Waterfront Promenade lining The Dubai Mall; Burj Plaza; the 3.5km Emaar Boulevard; and other areas in Downtown Dubai. So you can go to Dubai for the New Year, or you can stay in Mumbai, bringing in New Year at home or in a hotel where you will have to stay the night, because we all know that trying to use the roads after that is tantamount to asking to have your bottom pinched.

sightings at Powai where the sprawling IIT in Mumbai has its campus. This is a virtual certainty and not surprising, because the campus is contiguous to and practically running on to land that borders the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SNGP). Cats moving across no man’s land into academic territory is understandable and we have heard plenty of stories of students on their bicycles, moving from one hostel block meeting up suddenly and upsettingly with the four-footed predators who must be as surprised as them. As one of the former students of IIT Powai revealed to us, this one particular hostel is at the very edge of the campus close to the Powai lake. At night time and if you were lucky or unlucky you could have a chance encounter with the wildlife that cohabits there.

Scarily funny

It would be funny if it were not scary. Our brainy students from IIT Powai who are completely unafraid (we think) of all things academic, are as scared of the large cats roaming their campus – the spotted variety that once made extremely expensive fur coats for the rich and famous. There have always been leopard

Cats on campus.

Nor are leopards the only form of wildlife strolling around in search of higher education. Students have had the wits scared out of them when at night they sat on the staircase thoroughly engrossed in their books, only to find the hairy arm of a monkey coming around their shoulder and two glowing eyes trying to figure out what you were up to. And then shooting out of sight when shrieks invariably broke out, for these bookish types are not necessarily very brave! Even now, monkeys are known to open doors or enter through windows and go away with loot both edible and inedible. As for crocodiles and even snakes, they have been known to come around. The IIT campus is not just a breeding ground for ideas and fine minds, but also a breeding ground – period!

04 THANKSGIVING Thank you St. Jude for the favours granted. Amen C-25821 Thank you St. Jude for helping mother in time of need. Renu C-25822 Thank you St. Jude for keeping father well and independant. Renu C-25823 Thank you St. Jude for keeping brother good to parents. Renu C-25824 Thank you St. Jude for protecting parents home. Renu C-25825 O Holy Spirit, You who makes me see everything and shows me the way to reach my ideals. You who gives me the divine gift to forgive and forget all that has been done to me and who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue want to thank you for everything and affirm once more that I would never want to be seperated from you no matter how great the material desires may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your Perpetual Glory Amen. Praise and Thank You God Almighty Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ and Blessed Holy Spirit. Amen. Sorry for the delay. Yours, Xavier D’souza C-25826 Thanks for Favours Granted St. Jude. Mushkil Aasan Karna Behram Yazad and Sai Baba. C-25827


I, Sejal Dinesh Salvi have changed my Religion from Hinduism to Islam as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-37054) Dated: 05/09/2013. C-25846


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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Mr. Sandeep Yashpal Khosla,Son Late Smt.Darshana Devi Khosla has applied for transfer of shop No. 246,ROYAL TRADING TOWER NEAR RATAN CINEMA,SALABAT PURA SURAT- 395003 as her heir. Thus Notice is hereby given that if anyone has any legal and valid claim and/or objection to the above transfer you may send your written objection within 7 days from today, failing which the shop shall be duly transferred in the name of Mr.Sandeep Yashpal Khosla. (Partner) Royal Enterprises 3rd Flr.,Meghratna complex,Near State Bank,Nanpura, Surat-395001.Gujarat


NOTICE is hereby given that the Share Certificate No. 29 for 5 Ordinary Shares bearing Distinctive Nos. 141 to 145 of Shakti Sadan “C' Co -operative Housing Society Limited standing in the name of Smt. Lilavati A Tanna have been reported lost / stolen and that an application for issue of duplicate certificate in respect thereof has been made to Shakti Sadan “C' Co - operative Housing Society Limited 163-A, Lamington Road; Mumbai 400007 to whom objection, if any, against issuance of such Duplicate Share Certificate should be made within 15 days from the date of publication of this notice. Share certificate is neither mortgaged nor any loan taken against the flat. .

MUMBAI | TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 I have changed my name from Mohd. Hamja Yusuf Julaha, to ‘Mohd. Hamza Mohd. Yusuf Ansari’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-47516) Dated: 17/10/2013. C-25835 I have changed my name from Sonal Gaya Prasad Kumari, to Sonal Vivek Kumar Shrivastava as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X- 30312) Dated: 15/08/2013. C-25836 I have changed my name from Vivek Harinandan Shrivastava Kumar, to ‘Vivek Kumar Harinandan Shrivastava’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-30313) Dated: 15/08/2013. C-25837

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Mr. Khiladi Hubal Nirmal is the owner of Shop NO. 4, on the Ground Floor, “A” wing, Lodha Park, R.N.P. Park, Bhayandar (E), Dist. Thane -401105. The original Agreement executed on 31st August 1991 between M/s. Shree Dinesh Construction Co., with Mr. Khiladi Hubal Nirmal has been lost/Misplaced. All the persons, government authorities, banks, financial institution, Etc. are hereby requested to intimate to my client i.e. Mr. Khiladi Hubal Nirmal or to me as their counsel about any claim whatsoever regarding the agreement within 14 days from this notice, otherwise it will be treated that nothing objections or claim is their over it. R. J. Mishra Advocate High Court B/108, Bhaidaya Nagar “B” Bldg., Navghar Road, Bhayandar (E), Dist. Thane-401105.

I have changed my name from Tayarkhan Ahmadkhan, to ‘Tahirkhan Ahmadkhan Sane’ as per Affidavit Dated: 09/12/2013. C-25838

CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Rizwan S/o. Abdul Rehaman Jodhatar and Jubeda Abdul Rehaman Jodhatar to Rizwan S/o. Abdul Rehman Jodhatar and Zubeda Abdul Rehman Jodhatar Vide Affidavit dated 7th December, 2013. C-25733


Notice is hereby given that Smt. Rosline Jose Moolenkoden is the owner of Gala No. 4, on Ground Floor, Ajanta Ind. Situated at Doshi Udyog Nagar, Bhayandar (E), Dist. Thane-401105. The original Agreement executed on 31st July 1984 between M/s. Samir Construction Co., (Builder/Vendor) with Mr. M.L. Jose Prop. of M/s. Ajanta Industries has been lost/ Misplaced. All the persons, government authorities, banks, financial institution, Etc. are hereby requested to intimate to my client i.e. Smt. Rosline Jose Moolenkoden or to me as their counsel about any claim whatsoever regarding the agreement within 14 days from this notice, otherwise it will be treated that nothing objections or claim is their over it. R. J. Mishra Advocate High Court B/108, Bhaidaya Nagar “B” Bldg., Navghar Road, Bhayandar (E), Dist. Thane-4011

PUBLIC NOTICE We, Sameeksha Amit Prakash and Amit Prakash Generaly Annuonce that we both jointly are buying a flat number 904, ‘B’ Wing, Type E 9, Building No. 07, Unique Heights co-op. Housing Society, Poonam Garden, Mira Road, (East) Dist-Thane , registration number7544/2009, Thane-10, Dated 29/09/2009 we are buying this flat with still parking-49. Flat owner is sejal utkarsh jani and utkarsh anant jani. Flat area is 566.50 square feet. The owner’s heir or any relatives have any objection for this flat purchase. May concert our lawyer Adv G. C. Tiwari, M. M. Court, Andheri, Mumbai. His mobile number is 9321132932 within 15 days.

I have changed my name from M. Raj Maria to M. Maria Selva Raj as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. U-1907 dated 2404-2013. C-25828 I, Ajita, have changed my name to Ajitha Srinivasan Kombath as per Affidavit dated 04-122013. C-25829 I, Mr. Shrinivasan, have changed my name to Srinivasan Kochuraman Kombath as per Affidavit dated 04-12-2013. C-25830 I have changed my name from Shyam Narayan Sabhapati Shahu to Shyam Sabhapati Shahu as per Gazette No. X25808. C-25831

I have changed my name from Sejal Dinesh Salvi, to ‘Fizza Fahmi’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-37055) Dated: 05/09/2013. C-25839 I have changed my name from Humera Naeem Asar, to ‘Humera Naeem Rehman’ as per Affidavit Dated: 09/12/2013. C-25840 I have changed my name from Abdul Razak Abdul Kadar Boxwala, to ‘Abdulrazzak Abdulkadar Raichur’ as per Affidavit Dated: 10/12/2013. C-25841 I have changed my name from Danish Rafik Fansopkar, to ‘Danish Rafik Fansufkar’ as per Affidavit Dated: 10/12/2013. C-25842 I have changed my name from Mohd Naseem, to ‘Mohd Naseem Shaikh’ as per Affidavit Dated: 10/12/2013. C-25843 I have changed my name from Shahnawaz Mukttyar Husen Shaikh, to ‘Shahnawaz Mukhtiyar Naik’ as per Affidavit Dated: 10/12/2013. C-25844 I have changed my name from Abdul Hamid, to ‘Abdul Hamid Ansari’ as per Affidavit Dated: 10/12/2013. C-25845

I, Makwana Laxmiben Manilal, change my name to Saira Khan Vide Affidavit dated 07-12-2013. C-25832

I have changed my name from Firoz Ahmad Khan to Ozair Ahmad Khan as per Govt. of Maharashtra Gazette No (X- 8528). C-25847

I have changed my old name from Ankita Sunil Kasliwal to Ankita Sunil Jain as per Affidavit No. KD - 806257 dated : 07/12/2013. C-25833

I have changed my name from Madanlal Kapoorchand Prajapati to Madanraj Kapooraram Prajapati as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No (X-10434). C-25848

I have changed my old name from Sunil Jaykumar Kasliwal to Sunil Jaykumar Jain as per Affidavit No. KD - 806315 dated : 07/12/2013. C-25834

I have changed my name from Mohammad Hidayatullah to Mohammad Hidayatullah Khan as per Affidavit. C-25849

I have changed my name from Bharat Hira Rathod to Muhammed Abdulla Kapadia as per Affidavit. C-25850 I have changed my name from Hira Haza Rathod to Abdulla Haji Kapadia as per Affidavit. C-25851 I have changed my name from Mangoo Hira Rathod to Ameena Abdulla Kapadia as per Affidavit. C-25852 I have changed my name from Parag Nandakumar Mahajan to Parag Mahajan as per Gazette No(U-24801). C-25853 I have changed my name from Aparna Parag Mahajan to Aparnaa Mahajann as per Gazette No(U-21823). C-25854 I Parag Mahajan changed my minor son name from Devavarman Parag Mahajanto Abhishek Mahajan as per Gazette No(U-21824). C-25855 I have changed my name from Mohammed Yusuf Ishaque Shaikh to Mohammed Yusuf Ishaque Momin as per Gazette No(X-23774). C-25856 I have changed my name from Sugno. A. Jhurani to Sugnomal. A. Jhurani as per Affidavit dated 18th Nov, 2013. C-25857 I have changed my name from “Kumar Brajesh Rajpal” to “Brijesh Rajpal” as per Affidavit dated 07th December, 2013. C-25858 I have changed my name from “Brijeshkumar Rajpal” to “Brijesh Rajpal” as per Affidavit dated 07th December, 2013. C-25859 I have changed my name from “Premlata Brijesh Rajpal Alias Naik” to “Premlata Brijesh Rajpal” as per Affidavit dated 07th December, 2013. C-25860

I have changed my name from “Jeyaben Devji Jethwa” to “Jayaben Devji Jethwa” as per Affidavit dated 15th October, 2013. C-25866 I have changed my name from “Ruchika Ashok Jain” to “Bhumika Vaibhav Sanghvi” as per Affidavit dated 02nd September, 2013. C-25867 I have changed my name from “Rinki Shah” to “Rinki Raichura” as per Affidavit dated 02nd September, 2013. C-25868 I have changed my name from “Kalpana Shah” to “Kalpana Raichura” as per Affidavit dated 02nd September, 2013. C-25869 I have changed my name from “Bhartiben Chudasama” to “Bharti Chudasama” as per Affidavit dated 02nd September, 2013. C-25870 I have changed my name from Prashantkumar Chudasama to “Prashant Chudasama” as per Affidavit dated 02nd September, 2013. C-25871 I have changed my name from Asma Nisar Ahmed Shaikh to Aasma Rafat Nisar Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-25872 I have changed my name from Shabbir Nazarhusain Khambaty to Shabbir Nazarhusain Khambati as per Affidavit. C-25873 I have changed my name from Khairunnissa Abdul Kader to Khairunisa Abdul Kader Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-25874 I have changed my name from Ilyas to Mohammed Ilyas Ansari as per Affidavit. C-25875 I have changed my name from Shaheen Parveen to Shaheen Mohammed Ilyas Ansari as per Affidavit. C-25876

I have changed my name from “Khaja Khateebuddin” to “Khaja Khateebuddin Syed” as per Affidavit dated 09th December, 2013. C-25861

I have changed my name from Shahin Ansari to Shaheen Mohammed Ilyas Ansari as per Affidavit. C-25877

I have changed my name from “Nikita Bohra” to “Nikita Jain” as per Affidavit dated 09th December, 2013. C-25862

I have changed my name from Jamnaben Jethabhai Patel to Jaya Vithalbhai Patel as per Affidavit. C-25878

I have changed my name from “Salman” to “Mohammed Salman Shaikh” as per Affidavit dated 09th December, 2013. C-25863

I have changed my name from Vijaykumar Hanumant Shinde to Vijay Hanumant Shinde as per Affidavit. C-25879

I have changed my name from “Vikas Kumar Tiwari” to “Vikas Lalbahadur Tiwari” as per Affidavit dated 29th November, 2013. C-25864

I have changed my name from Khushboo Khemka to Khushboo Dalmia as per Affidavit. C-25880

I have changed my name from “Mansukh Balubhai Chitroda” to Mansukh Balubhai Parmar as per Affidavit dated 15th October, 2013. C-25865

I have changed my name from Avadhesh Kumar Shatrughan Prasad to Avadhesh Shatrughan Prasad as per Affidavit. C-25881

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All the Rajini fans…

By Shwetha Kannan

ple. With social networking sites being counted as one of tatistics say that 60 per the effective means of comcent of Traumatic Brain munication, students from Injuries (TBI) in the Whistling Wood International country are caused due to have come up with a page on road traffic accidents, and Facebook that talks about the that by the year 2015, the pro- need to adhere to road safety jected hospitalisations in the norms and spread awareness country would be 3.5 million. about the issue. The idea is Speaking of Mumbai, there the brainchild of the students have 17,512 road accidents of Business Administration of this year, where till Septem- the institution. ber, 379 people have died, Aditi Bhalla (18) from 1559 suffered serious injuries, Whistling Wood Interna14,501 suffered minor in- tional, who was instrumental juries and 1346 had slight in- in making this page, said, juries. No wonder our state “Statistics say that it is the


Members of the Rajinikanth Fans’ Welfare Association donated funds to the Mayor’s Fund, yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

favourite hero. South India would celen the occasion of fa- brate the 64th birthday of mous South Indian Rajinikanth on December actor Rajinikanth’s birthday, 12. On this occasion, the his fans donated Rs.25,000 Rajinikanth Fans’ Welfare to the Mayor’s Fund at the Association came forward Mayor’s bungalow on Mon- and contributed for the day. Mayor Sunil Prabhu Mayor’s Fund which is used said that this was the first to pay medical bills of untime that some fans had do- derprivileged people. nated for the Mayor’s Fund Anubali Ravi, a member out of respect to their of the Rajinikanth Fans’


Welfare Association said, “We had some funds and thought of giving them for a social cause on the occasion of Rajinikanth’s birthday. We learned about the Mayor’s Fund and thus we donated it”. Prabhu said, “From years, I have been fascinated with Rajinikanth’s struggle and dedication. Today, his fans also followed him”. SAFETY FIRST: A screen shot of the Facebook page ‘HEADS we win’ started by the Business Administration students of Whistling Woods International to raise awareness about road safety norms.


tops the country in road traffic accidents. It is also seen that the people who are involved in such accidents and either lose their lives or are disabled, are men in the age group of 15 to 40 years – the productive age group of the country. The need of the hour therefore is to create awareness of the importance of road safety through a medium that appeal to peo-

younger population that is being affected by TBI due to road accidents. So we thought of using a medium that appeals the most to them. That is why we chose Facebook and Twitter to spread the word. Almost everybody is on Facebook and Twitter these days, and the message spreads faster through these networking sites. And as expected, the re-


HEADS, in HEADS WE Win, stands for Wear a 'H'elmet Be an 'E'ffective Bystander and help accident victims Be an 'A'lert Pedestrian and avoid distractions such as texting, listening to music, talking on the cell phone Be a Responsible 'D'river Be aware of 'S'peed limits On December 11, a public awareness program on head injury by the Neurological Society of India, that is hosted by the Bombay Neurosciences Association in partnership with the Indian Head Injury Foundation is being held at the NCPA. This will see various stakeholders like doctors, the police etc, coming together and thinking of ways to prevent TBI due to road accidents and create awareness about the importance of adhering to road safety rules.

sponse has been quite good. People are talking about it.” Called HEADS We Win, this page was launched in midNovember this year. With a cover photograph of its supporter Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar saying, “Life is uncertain, just like cricket. Sometimes when you are well settled in, that's when you lose a wicket,” last seen, it already had 563 'Likes' and was being talked about mostly by people in the age group of 18 to 24.

Sushil Kadam | ADC

Fun, frolic and national duty

Students and professor of Anjuman-I-Islam's College of Hotel & Tourism Management showing their poster made for ‘Voter Registration Awareness Programme.’

By A Staff Reporter

with the State Election Commission to register students njuman-I-Islam's college in the voters' list for them to of Hotel & Tourism Man- be able to vote in the upcomagement planned 'Voter Reg- ing elections of Lok Sabha istration Awareness and state assembly. Any stuProgramme' during the an- dent or parent visiting the nual MAGN (Engrossed) MAGN at Anjuman-I-Islam's inter-college festival on De- college can register his name cember 13 and 14 to create in the voters' list. awareness about the imporPrincipal of Anjuman-Itance of voting. Islam's college, Rukshana BilThe college teamed up limoria said, “MAGN is all


GRACE & SPLENDOUR… President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter, Kathak dancer Sharmistha Mukherjee, performs during the Taranginee Arts Swar Naad event, in the city on Monday.

about creativity, innovation and new ideas. This event was organised by the college students to showcase their talent and entrepreneurship skills along with their management skills”. Dilip Jadhav, a student of the college said, “Besides fun and food in our annual cultural programme, we thought of creating awareness about voting – a national duty”.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Maizbee Saghir Hasan Syed to Maheejbeen Begum Saghir Hasan Syed as per Affidavit. C-25882 I have changed my name from Sanjay Ratnoji Gawade to Sanjay Ratnoji Gawde as per Affidavit. C-25883 I have changed my name from Abdul Razzak Abdul Rehman to Abdul Razzak Abdul Rehman Ghori as per Affidavit. C-25884 I have changed my name from Mr. Mohammed Yaket to Mr. Mohammed Yaket Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-25885 I have changed my name from Chintu Kisan Taide to Chintu Krishna Tayade as per Affidavit. C-25886

CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Bhageshwari Pribhdas Lalwani to Renu Haresh Budhrani as per Affidavit. C-25933

I have changed my name from Neema Bharatkumar Jain to Nirmala Bharatkumar Jain as per Affidavit. C-25900

I have changed my name from Mohd Jabbar Mohd Husain to Abdul Jabbar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-25917

I have changed my name from Mrs. Sarune Sumitra to Mrs. Sarline Sumitra as per Affidavit. C-25934

I have changed my name from Manda Pandurang Ramane to Raziya Kasam Baig as per Affidavit. C-25951

I have changed my name from N N Ramakrishnan to Ramkrishnan Narayanaswamy Nammara as per Affidavit. C-25901

I have changed my name from MohammadHanif Mohammad Ismail to Ansari Mohammad Haneef Mohammad Ismail as per Affidavit. C-25918

I have changed my name from Anjali Keshav Prasad Shrivastav to Anjali Keshav Prasad Srivastava as per Affidavit. C-25935

I have changed my name from Mohamed Yasin Sulim Miyan Shaikh to Mohammed Yasin Salim Miya as per Affidavit dated 09/12/2013. C-25952

I have changed my name from Aavinash Radhakirshnan Narang to Aavinash Radhakirshna Narang as per Affidavit. C-25936

I have changed my name from Balkabai Lala Zende to Balka Shivaji Kadam as per Affidavit. C-25953

I have changed my name from Shekhar Ganapati Pujari to Shekaar Ganapati Poojari as per Affidavit. C-25902 I have changed my name from Ravi Menon to Ravikumar Narayan Menon as per Affidavit. C-25903 I have changed name Dinesh to Dinesh Jagdish Chaudhary as per Affidavit. C-25904

I have changed my name from Mohammad Yunus Jan Mohammad to Mohammad Yunus Jan Mohammad Momin as per Affidavit. C-25919 I have changed my name from Ravi Agarwal to Ravikumar Agarwal as per Affidavit. C-25920

I have changed my name from Alok Kumar Kailashnath Jaiswal to Alok Kailashnath Jaiswal as per Affidavit. C-25937

I have changed my name from Manjunath Shukraj to Manjunath Shukraj Gowda as per Affidavit. C-25921

I have changed my name from Dsouza Maurice Trason Joseph to Maurice Dsouza as per Affidavit. C-25938

I have changed my name from Miss.Janabai Onkar Firake to Mrs.Sulochana Eknath Ingale as per Affidavit. C-25922

I have changed my name from Shreekant Laxman Vishwasrao to Shrikant Laxman Vishwasrao as per Affidavit. C-25939

I have changed my name from Saibi K Mani to Saibi Jonathan as per Affidavit. C-25888

I have changed my name from Sukhi Devi Jagdish Chaudhary to Sukhi Jagdish Chaudhary as per Affidavit. C-25906

I have changed my name from Hiral Chandrakant Dave to Hiral Dilipkumar Tanna as per Affidavit. C-25889

I have changed my name from Poonam Rajendra Kulkarni to Poonam Uday Deshpande as per Affidavit. C-25907

I have changed my name from Ajeet Kumar to Ajitkumar Vishwakarma as per Affidavit. C-25890

I have changed my name from Shahab Afzal Ahemed Choudhary to Shahab Afzal Ahmed Choudhary as per Affidavit. C-25908

I have changed my name from Manikutty Variam Anilkumar to Anilkumar Warrier as per Affidavit. C-25925

I have changed my name from Rahul Dinkerrao Shinde to Rahul Dinker Shinde as per Affidavit. C-25909

I have changed my name from Vinit Jerath to Vineet Vijaykumar Jerath as per Affidavit. C-25926

I have changed my name from Khadija Khatun Abdul Hassan Shaikh to Mansi Ankush More as per Affidavit. C-25910

I have changed my name from Ms.Artiben Bharatkumar Parmar to Mrs.Arti Rajesh as per Affidavit. C-25927

I have change my name from Sarguroh Hawabi Abdul Gafoor to Sarguroh Hawwa Abdul Gafoor as per Affidavit. C-25911

I have changed my name from Thadatedil Santa Kumari to Santha Madhavan as per Affidavit. C-25928

I have changed my name from Nilofar Jainuddin Sayyed to Nilofer Sarfaraj Pawaskar as per Affidavit. C-25893 I have changed my name from Nasir Shah to Mohammed Nasir Shah as per Affidavit. C-25894

I have changed my name from Jalpa Dhaval Bhatt to Jalpa Devendra Thaker as per Affidavit. C-25923 I have changed my name from Manav Dhaval Bhatt to Manav Jalpa Thaker as per Affidavit. C-25924

I have changed my name from Bano Shah to Bano Khatoon Shah as per Affidavit. C-25895

I have change my name from Sayed Sarabeigum Dilkush to Sayed Sara Dilkhush as per Affidavit. C-25912

I have changed my name from Dhannu Ramchandra Navandikar to Dhanashree Suresh Shinde as per Affidavit. C-25896

I have changed my name from Sunila Achut Badkar to Sujata Divakar Kothare as per Affidavit. C-25913

I have changed my name from Prafulkumar Maganlal Makwana to Praful Maganlal Makwana as per Affidavit.

I have changed my name from Mr. Umer Umar Malpora to Mr Umer Umar Malpara as per Affidavit. C-25914

I have changed my name from Almasbanu Bagban to Almas Bagban as per Affidavit. C-25931

I have changed my name from Buran Nayum Shaikh to Burhan Nayum Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-25915

I have changed my name from Anwar Mohammad Baksh Ansari to Anwar Hussain Mohammad Baksh Ansari as per Affidavit Dated 07-12-2013. C-25932

C-25897 I have changed my name from Jagrutiben Sharadbhai Patel to Jagrutisharad Patel as per Affidavit. C-25898

I have changed my name from Kailash Kumar Mishra to Kailash Mishra as per Affidavit. C-25950

I have changed my name from Mohd Asgar Mohd Ismail Ansari to Asghar Mohd Ismail Ansari as per Affidavit. C-25916

I have changed my name from Jagdishkumar Jivraj Chaudhary to Jagdish Jivraj Chaudhary as per Affidavit. C-25905

I have changed my name from Miss. Geetha T.V. to Mrs. Geeta Cilex as per Affidavit. C-25892


I have changed my name from Sharadbhai Vithalbhai Patel to Sharad Vithalbhai Patel as per Affidavit. C-25899

I have changed my name from Kisan Dhaulath Taide to Krishna Dhaulath Tayade as per Affidavit. C-25887

I have changed my name from Sumatidevi to Kusum Vishwakarma as per Affidavit. C-25891

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I have changed my name from Veronica Marcelin Pharel to Veronica Marshal Fereira as per Affidavit. C-25929 I have changed my name from Marcelin Francis Pharel to Marshal Francis Fereira as per Affidavit. C-25930

I have changed my name from Srichand Kishinchand to Srichand Kishinchand Jagiasi as per Affidavit. C-25940 I have changed my name from Nisha Srichand to Nisha Srichand Jagiasi as per Affidavit. C-25941

I have changed my name from anilaben mansukhlal shah to bhavana bhupendra mehta as per Affidavit. C-25954 I have changed my name from Hanumant Laxman Goske to Hanumantu Lakamayya Gosake as per Affidavit. C-25955 I have changed my name from Balaji Hanumat Goske to Balaji Hanumantu Gosake as per Affidavit. C-25956 I have changed my name from Ramesh Sambhajirao Desai to Ramesh Sambhaji Desai as per Affidavit. C-25957 I have changed my name from Chandan Rajendra Gond to Chandan Kumar Rajendra Gond as per Affidavit. C-25958

I Mrs. Shailaja Mahendra Thaker have changed my name to Mrs. Shailja Mahendra Thaker as per deedpoll affidavit dated : 09/12/13. C-25966 I Mehaboob Hasan have changed my name to Mehboob Hasan Malik as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25967 I Kuldeep Jain Nirbhaylal have changed my name to Kuldeep Nirbhaylal Sanghvi as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25968 I Jayant Kumar Devraj Bhai Bhalodiya have changed my name to Jayantbhai Devrajbhai Patel as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25969 I Sarojbahen Maganlal Bavariya have changed my name to Sarojben Jayantbhai Patel as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25970 I Patel Bhavnabahen Narsinhbhai have changed my name to Bhavna Kirtibhai Patel as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25971 I Abeda Bi Ali Mohd. have changed my name to Abeda Abdul Rajak Advani as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25972 I Faridabi Pashah have changed my name to Farida Iqbal Shaikh as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25973 I Safiya Rabbul Shaikh have changed my name to Shareefa Rabbul Shaikh as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25974

I have changed my name from Deepak Srichand to Deepak Srichand Jagiasi as per Affidavit. C-25942

I have changed my name from Manojkumar Ramkumar Gautam to Manojkumar Ramkumar Singh as per Affidavit. C-25959

I Nilam Tukaram Kerkar have changed my name to Darshana Uday Morajkar as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25975

I have changed my name from Vidya Sham to Vidhya Shyamlal Purswani as per Affidavit. C-25943

I have changed my name from Shri Sakir Khan to Mohammed Sakir Khan as per Affidavit. C-25960

I Amit Kumar Sunil Singh have changed my name to Amit Sunil Singh as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25976

I have changed my name from Dinesh Sham to Dinesh Shyamlal Purswani as per Affidavit. C-25944

I have changed my name from Sarwar Husain Abdul Sattar to Sarwar Abdul Sattar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-25961

I have changed my name from Sham to Shyamlal Motiram Purswani as per Affidavit. C-25945

I Jyotibahen Vandravandas Makwana have changed my name to Jyoti Hitesh Darji as per deedpoll affidavit dated : 09/12/13. C-25962

I have changed my name from Mahamad Rizwan to Mohammed Rizwan Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-25946 I have changed my name from Mahamad Usman to Mohammed Usman Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-25947

I Kalpana Vitthal Kerekar have changed my name to Sneha Mangesh Matkar as per deedpoll affidavit dated : 09/12/13. C-25963

I have changed my name from Vijayshankar Talu Kandu to Vijayshankar Talu Gupta as per Affidavit. C-25948

I Monica Tukaram Rane have changed my name to Veena Vipul Mahadeshwar as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No X-54270 dated : 20/12/2012. C-25964

I have changed my name from Bundaprasad Vijayshankar Kandu to Bundaprasad Vijayshankar Gupta as per Affidavit. C-25949

I Surekha Baburao Kadam have changed my name to Shital Subhash Kolge as per deedpoll Affidavit dated : 09/12/13. C-25965

I Mohammad Haroon have changed my name to Mohammad Haroon Ansari as per deedpoll affidavit. C-25977 I Mr. Mahendrakumar Manuprasad Thaker have changed my name to Mr. Mahendra Manuprasad Thaker as per deedpoll affidavit dated : 09/12/13. C-25978 I Kachhia Vasantkumar Nandlal have changed my name to Kachhia Vasant Nandlal as per deedpoll affidavit dated: 21/11/13. C-25979 I Mary Agnes Chettiar have changed my name to Agnes Mary Chettiar as per deedpoll affidavit dated : 09/12/13. C-25980 I Mrs. Hamid Zarinabhai Bahadurali have changed my name to Mrs. Hamid Jarinabai Bahadurali as per deedpoll affidavit dated : 09/12/13. C-25981

Hotelier beaten up by 3 men over minor tiff

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Woman steps in later, says the hotelier had molested her

By Zuber Ansari


minor tiff inside a hotel led to the owner being beaten up by three men. However, in a twist, a woman stepped forward after the arrest of the accused by the Bangur Nagar police, and claimed that the hotel owner had molested her. The police have now also booked the hotel owner and will arrest him as soon as he is discharged. According to the Bangur Nagar police, the three men accompanied by a woman went to Picasso Restaurant at Link Road in Goregaon (West) at 12.30 am on Monday. After 20 minutes, the police received a call from the manager of the hotel who stated that the owner had been grievously injured in a fight. The police reached the spot and sent the owner –

By Zuber Ansari


ahindra Yadav was a regular milkman who delivered milk to various homes in housing societies in Santacruz East. The Vakola police recently discovered that Yadav used to also commit burglaries at many of the homes while delivering milk. He got caught when he went to the Gujra auto garage to deliver milk, and when he found that the garage watchman, Sanjay Gaikwad, had gone out to have cup of tea from a nearby tea stall, he removed Rs.7,000 from the pocket of Gaikwad’s clothes and fled from the spot. Police Sub Inspector (PSI) Sachin Patil from Vakola po-

went out of control, the manager called up the police. “We arrested the three men for causing grievous hurt under Section 325 and 504 of the IPC,” said PSI Shivaji Todkar, from Bangur Nagar police station. The police officers, however, added that the three were brought to the police station when the woman accompanying the men alleged that Nadar had touched her inappropriately while he was The Picasso Restaurant in Goregaon where the incident occurred. passing by, after which the men with her got irked and identified as Shiva Nadar (52) In his complaint, the man- beat him up. “Based on the – to the Shatabdi Hospital, as ager told the police that the complaint of the woman we he was injured in one eye. three men and the woman have booked Nadar for outThe police then registered were standing at the hotel raging the modesty of a a complaint against the three when Nadar passed by. The woman under section 504 (a) men identified as Don Erik men suddenly began abusing of the IPC,” said Todkar. Lobo (40), Conrad Serrao (37) Nadar as he accidentally The police are now investiand Clayton Almeida (24) all pushed one of them. In spite gating the case to find out the residents of Malad (West), on of apologising, the men exact reason behind the fight the complaint of the manager began hitting Nadar and between the three men and and the victim. abusing him. When the fight Nadar.


Fake number plates being sold in Navi Mumbai By Khushboo Panjabi

allotted to selected people”. A week ago, Dhaygude number of shops in Navi had asked the vehicle ownMumbai have been sell- ers not to buy number ing fake number plates to plates that have an IND vehicle owners despite the hologram because those deputy Regional Transport have been restricted to be Office (RTO) in Vashi asking allotted to the Prime Ministhem to stop doing so. ter, President and the Chief The fake number plates Minister among others. are sold for Rs.500-600. The RTO had announced Sanjay Dhaygude, Deputy in July that the number RTO, Vashi said, “The RTO plates from 2014 have to be inspectors are permitted to put with Radio Frequency raid shops that illegally sell Identification (RFID) tags such plates. The tendering embedded in them. The disprocess has been started by cussion over this is still in the state for the manufac- process. ture of high-security number plates which will be


Milking of another kind lice station said, “The modus operandi of the accused was to quickly steal valuables lying within easy reach inside the homes where he delivered milk.” When Gaikwad came to know that Rs.7,000 which he had to deposit in the Hyper City Mall where he used to work as a part time delivery boy, went missing from his pocket, he informed Surender Singh Gujra, the owner of garage. Surender Singh checked the footage of the CCTV installed inside the garage and

noticed Yadav removing the come to know only after money from Gaikwad’s checking the whole garage. Gaikwad said that earlier too, pocket. They immediately informed the Vakola police and many residents from housing got him arrested within a few societies had been complainhours from his residence ing about mobiles being stolen from their homes and it is now near the Niron Hospital. “After getting a complaint, suspected that Yadav could be we rushed to the accused’s the person and police have to interrogate house at Santacruz and ar- decided rested him from there. A sec- him regarding his probable tion of robbery has been involvement in other robregistered against him,” said beries too. PSI Patil. Surender Singh suspects that the accused might have stolen something from his garage, but said he would Vishwanath Salian | ADC

RESCUED… Raju Koli, an animal lover, rescued a rat snake (known as dhaman locally), which had entered a storeroom in Malwani police station, Malad on Monday.

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MBMC lady clerk Crackdown continues gutkha worth Rs.1.70 lakh seized in Uttan lands in ACB net


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complainant, Advocate Madhumati Kabra, for handing over a marriage certificate. As 30-year-old lady clerk at- per the complaint filed by tached to the local ward Kabra, she had completed all office (No.6) in the Mira the formalities with the Bhayandar Municipal Corpo- MBMC to officially register the ration (MBMC) was arrested marriage of one of her clients by officials of the Anti-Corrup- on November 27. However, tion Bureau (ACB) on Monday when she went to collect the evening after she was caught marriage certificate on behalf red-handed while accepting a of her client on December 5, bribe to hand over a marriage the on-duty clerk Alka Patil decertificate. manded Rs.1,500 which acAccording to the police, the cording to her was an accused clerk who has been instruction passed on to her identified as Alka Patil, de- by “saaheb”. manded Rs.1,500 from the Kabra then registered a formal complaint with the Thane ACB who laid a trap at the ward office in Mira Road.


By Suresh Golani

By Suresh Golani



ontinuing its crackdown against the illegal trade of banned tobacco products, officers of the Thane (Rural) police, in a joint operation with officials from the Food and Drug Department of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) seized gutkha worth more than Rs.1.70 lakh from a tenement in Uttan, late on Sunday night. One person has been arrested in connection with the case. According to the police, following a tip-off about a huge consignment of banned

Sagar-2000, Vimal, Miraj and Tulsi. The estimated value of the seized consignment, which is said to be more than Rs. 1.70 lakh, was meant for distribution in and around the twin-city. The police have arrested a person identified as Surendra Rampalat Chaurasiya (35) in this connection. A case under Sections 488, 272, 273 and 328 of Officials display the seized contraband of gutkha in Uttan. the Indian Penal Code and under the relevant regulagutkha and other tobacco dra Yadav Chawl on Sunday tions of the Food Safety and products being stocked in night and confiscated a con- Standards (Prohibition and Uttan, a joint team led by As- signment comprising thou- Restrictions on Sales) Regulasistant Police Inspector, P.B. sands of sachets of gutkha, tions, 2011, has been regisMuthhe and MBMC Food In- pan-masala and scented to- tered at the Uttan (Coastal) spector, Manek Jadhav, bacco of various brands in- police station. Further invesraided a tenement in Suren- cluding Goa 1000, V-1, tigations are on.

Break-in captured on CCTV cameras

Forest Conservator does his job

By Suresh Golani

By Edrich Miranda.



tudents of the Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA) in Mira Road will not be able to work on computers, at least for the next few days, the reason being that burglars broke into the institute located in Shanti Nagar and walked away with seven computers on Sunday. However, the entire act has been captured by a network of CCTV cameras installed in the training center. Three people broke into the center at about 4 pm on Sunday and decamped with seven computers, a camera and Rs. 14,000 cash. Being a holiday, the theft was de-

tected by the institute staffers on Monday morning. A complaint in this regard has been registered by ZICA-Center Director, Ranjan Shetty at the Mira Road police station. “We are scanning the footage captured by CCTV cameras to get some lead into the case,”

confirmed an investigating officer. The day-light break-in in a commercial establishment located in the busy market area of Mira Road has raised a serious question about the efficiency of the Thane (Rural) police.


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This is to inform to public in general by this notice that Mr. Ulhas Harihar Nagvekar owner of Flat No. 401, 4th Floor, Ekvira Prasad Building, L.T. Road, M.G. Road, Goregaon (W), Mumbai-400 062 bearing CTS Nos. 99,99 (1&2), survey No. 134 (part), situate at Village Pahadi Goregaon, Taluka Goregaon, died on 02-092013 at Mumbai without making any will and his surviving legal heirs namely 1) Mrs. Arundhati Ulahas Nagvekar (wife of the deceased) and 2) Mrs. Madhuri Nilesh Malekar (Married Daughter of the deceased) have applied for transfer of flat to their name as his only legal heirs and successors. We hereby invites claims and objections from the heir/s or other claimants or objector/s for transfer of interest of the deceased in the said flat within a period of 15 days from the publication to this notice, with copies of such documents and other proofs in support of his/her/their claims/ objections for transfer of interest of the deceased member in the said flat. Anybody having any kind of claim, share, demand, right, title, interest by way of legal heir, lien, charge, mortgage, gift, sale or any other nature whatsoever may inform the undersigned within 15 days of publication of this notice failing which the transfer proceedings will be completed without any further reference. Sd/Nazma Khan, Advocate & Notary, 32, Ground floor, Kedy Shopping Co-op. Soc. Ltd. 233/234 Bellasis Road, Nagpada, Mumbai-400 008.

complaint to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Nagpur) by the editor of a Vasai based newspaper was promptly taken cognizance of with a directive to his subordinates at Vasai to file a report and take action. The complaint states that Survey No. 26, Valiv Village, located between Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Tungareshwar wildlife area, was earlier designated as a ‘reserved forest’, with a specific order stating “Non-forest activities prohibited”. However, a building material supplier and transport contractor, Sebastian Gonsalves, allegedly in connivance with Revati Gaikar, Sub-Divisional Officer (S.D.O.) exploited natural resources from fifty acres of land, while Gaikar wrongly informed her superiors that the classification of the area being a reserved forest was wrong. The report was then presented to the Additional Divisional Commissioner of Konkan, who permitted the declassification of the hills. Gonsalves also took a letter from Dr. P.N.Munde, the then director of Borivli National Park, to prove that the hill was not a reserved forest.

PUBLIC NOTICE I, Anil Kumar Shambu Sharma, age 31 yrs, hereby residing at Opp. Piramal Company, Buvapada, Ambernath (W), declare that my ‘C’ Form No. MH090624926 dt. 15th September 2009 Amrutlal Naresh Kumar of Gandhidham Amt. 3162777/assessed by Ishwar Timber Mart, Ambernath, has been lost on 15-10-2009 if any one found requesting to please contact on above address or Mobile No. 9322005949. — Anil Kumar Shambu Sharma

ATC beefs up security for Modi’s rally in Mumbai

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ATC begins patrolling areas surrounding MMRDA ground in BKC which is the venue for the upcoming rally

By Zuber Ansari

Kurla Complex (BKC). The ATC branches of Kheronsidering the security wadi, BKC, Vakola, Nirmal of Gujarat Chief Minis- Nagar and Kurla have kept an ter and BJP’s Prime eye on criminals with having Ministerial candidate Naren- a connection with any terror dra Modi, the Anti-Terrorism outfits. Cell (ATC) of Mumbai Police The ATC has started pahas begun its operation in trolling the areas and have highly populated areas near been trying to find sleeper Modi’s rally venue in Bandra cells of terrorist groups like


Indian Mujahideen (IM), Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and other such groups. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone VIII, Namdev Chavan said, “Yes, it is true that our security will be tightened during Modi’s visit, but the ATC work is routine”. While Anti-Terrorism

NCP chief takes a dig at Congress By Suyash Padate


he Congress, which is at receiving end from all four sides after its debacle in the four states, was yesterday blasted by its own alliance partner NCP. Sharad Pawar said that the Assembly poll results in four states indicate that people want strong leaders. Though Pawar has not taken names, his salvo is directed towards Congress president Sonia Gandhi, second in line Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. He also called upon the Congress and other allies to ponder over the outcome which is being seen as a reflection of anger against the UPA government at the Centre.Pawar said, “Congress has suffered a jolt in the polls.

Sharad Pawar

Everybody, including Congress and us, will have to think about this situation seriously. The new generation had a big role in this electoral defeat and their anger has been reflected through the ballot”. While emphasising on the importance of strong leaders, who can take quick decisions, the NCP chief said, “A ruler must be strong and one who ensures effective measures and also have the capacity to implement the decisions taken. People don’t like weak

rulers. Other forces raise their heads if this doesn’t happen”. “In this context, the example of Indira Gandhi can be given. She used to implement decisions with force. That is why, during her tenure, this jhola class (people with NGO background), which offers free advice, were not there. The jholawalla gang is putting forth new unrealistic ideas, which are having an impact on media and some people in the government”, Pawar pointed out. “In Delhi, the youth became restless after the Nirbhaya gang-rape case and sided with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in a big way”, Pawar added. Pawar’s statement has virtually created flutter in the Congress circle. So far, no congressman has reacted to his statement.

‘Centre rejected officers’ names for gallantry awards’ By A Staff Reporter


he Government of Maharashtra on Monday told the Bombay High Court that though a proposal had been sent to the Centre for presenting gallantry awards to police officials and members of bomb disposal squads for fighting terrorists during the 26/11 attacks, it had rejected the names. The state government had recommended the name of Police Inspector Steven Mathews Anthony for the police medal for gallantry, be-

sides 18 others of the Bomb Disposal Squad. However, the Centre did not consider them, reports PTI. This was revealed in a letter written by G.C. Yadav, Under Secretary to the Union Government in the Ministry of Home Affairs, to the state Home Ministry on November 12, 2013. A copy of this letter was placed by Government Pleader Aruna Pai before a bench headed by Justice P V Hardas, which adjourned for two weeks a PIL filed by Ketan Tirodkar demanding 'Ashok Chakra' and gallantry

awards for all the officers who fought with terrorists during the terror attacks. The court had on last occasion asked the state to inform about the steps taken to honour officials who showed bravery during the Mumbai attacks on November 26, 2008. The letter written by the Centre said though the state had recommended names of police and bomb disposal squad officers for gallantry awards, they were not considered. However, no reason was assigned why they were not considered.

Squad Chief Rakesh Maria said that not only the ATC and ATS will deployed at the venue of ‘sModi rally, but many other departments of Mumbai Police will be there too for security reasons. Sources from the ATC cell Zone VIII revealed that they have been keeping a close eye on the activities of suspicious

persons in areas like Bharat Nagar, Bandra Behram Pada, Kurla and some parts of Kalina. Indian Mujahideen Chief operative Yasin Bhatkal has visited Mumbai several times after the blasts in Mumbai and in his confession to Delhi Police, Bhatkal had revealed that many IM sleeper cells

are active in Mumbai. On October 27, serial blasts took place during the Narendra Modi’s ‘hunkar rally’ in Patna, wherein six people were killed and 83 others were seriously injured. Lakhs of peoples are expected to visit the rally in Mumbai to be held on December 22 at the MMRDA ground in BKC.


High fives to electorates

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Ponder awhile... “Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.” — Robert Kennedy

UPA forgot: ‘It could not fool people all the time’! T

HE Congress party leaders are trying their best to make out that the total failure in state elections does not reflect the corrupt, incompetent image of the UPA government. Scam after scam has erupted during the Congress rule and each time the government resorted to cover-up operations. What the government refused to see was people’s growing resentment over the continuing corrupt performance. And the UPA government kept on giving unconvincing explanations for the lack of growth. It brought in excuses regarding global happenings. And it always used ‘percentages’ to explain its failures and prove it has managed to keep floating. How it arrived at percentages in performance is not known. It was clear that it was fooling people but it forgot that it could not fool the people all the time. The poor, corrupt performance of the Centre has affected, in a big way, voting patterns across the states: It has led to the collapse of the Congress. The scenario was the worst in Rajasthan where the BJP got threefourth majority. Vasundhara Raje had a walk-over. In Madhya Pradesh, the BJP won by twothirds majority. And in Chhattisgarh too, where the BJP faced some stiff opposition, the Congress was defeated. In Delhi state, the Congress performance reflects clearly the failure of the party: It got eight seats and its chief minister Sheila Dikshit who stood against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal was defeated by a huge margin of votes. There was no attempt by the AAP to do any poll-related jugglery and deceive people. It touched on local issues: price rise – a subject which has become a stark reality. The Congress does not want to admit it but BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s aggressive poll campaign had a lot to do with its rout in four states. Rahul Gandhi who was conducting the poll campaign of the Congress evidently did not make any impression on the voters.



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HE elections for state legislatures in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Delhi have indicated the mood of people. Many questions have come to the fore. The political parties face the challenge of finding an answer before the parliamentary polls next year. Two trends have emerged, one plus and the other minus, from these elections. The positive aspect is that more voters have come to the polling booths than ever before, nearly 75 per cent exercising their franchise. If spelled out, it means that people have expressed their ever-increasing faith in the ballot box, an essential ingredient of democratic governance. The negative side is the mudslinging. I have watched campaigns of all elections since Independence. There were fierce contests, particularly from the late sixties. Yet none, neither an individual nor a political party, ever hit below the belt.


That the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has forced his candidature on the moderate Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is understandable. But why people like Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, who are considered left of the BJP ideology, are sharing the rostrum with Modi? L.K. Advani, who has mellowed over the years, has made it clear through his attitude that he is distant from Modi and the communal politics he represents. The BJP has hit itself on the foot. The party has been expanding its base by diluting its anti-Muslim stance. By honouring at Agra two BJP members of legislative assembly during the election campaign, the party’s base has got shrunk. The voters have seen through the smokescreen it had created. Both the MLAs were charged with the participation in the anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat in 2002 and

Semi-final contest At best, a remark like the one by Dr Ram Manohar Lohia, a socialist leader, was that Mrs Indira Gandhi, his strong opponent, was a goongi gudiya (a silent doll). There was no malice. Indulging in personal abusive remark was not considered ethical. Since then the thin line between what is moral and immoral has got erased. And it has become free for all. The current state elections are considered a semi-final contest. I shudder to imagine how low would the level of the final, the Lok Sabha elections in May 2014, go to. Political parties have to agree upon a code so that the polls are not reduced to street brawls and the candidates do not behave like the urchins. I think that the Election Commission has been too complacent and too accommodative. I have seen reports of giving warnings and asking for explanations from erring candidates. But no action has been forthcoming so far. I get the feeling that the two have come to develop a cozy relationship, the anti-thesis of independent elections. I do not doubt the veracity of elections. Yet the means are not less important than the end. My greatest concern is over the attempt to polarize the society. Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi may not have played the Hindu card directly. But all his speeches underline the notion of Hindu nationalism, an anti-thesis of pluralism which is the ethos of our country.


NE may try to see from the point of view of another as well as from one’s own, and so give freedom of thought to everybody because one demands it oneself; one may try to appreciate what is good in another, and overlook what one considers bad. It somebody behaves selfishly towards one, one may take it naturally, because it is human nature to be selfish, one should take oneself to task and try to improve. There is not anything one should not be ready to tolerate, and there is nobody whom one should not forgive. Never doubt those whom you trust; never hate those whom you love; never cast down those whom you once raise in your estimation. Wish to make friends with everyone you meet; make an effort to gain the friendship of those you find difficult; become indifferent to them only of you cannot succeed in your effort. Never wish to break the friendship once made. If any one causes harm, one should try to think it is because one has deserved it in some way, or else it is that the one who harms knows no better. Remember that every soul that raises its head in life gets much opposition from the world. It has been so with all the prophets, saints and sages, so one cannot expect to be exempt. In this is the law of nature, and also God’s plan working and preparing something desirable. No one is either higher or lower than oneself. In all sources that fulfill one’s need, one may see one source, God, the only source; and in admiring and in bowing

BETWEEN THE LINES Kuldip Nayar were let off by the court due to lack of concrete evidence. Their communal antecedents have only been confirmed. The results for the legislature in the five states will have no bearing on the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. They do not indicate that the parliamentary elections will go the same way. The voters are sick and tired of non-governance by the Congress government at the centre. They are also horrified over the scams running into thousands of crores. The price rise is also a factor against the Congress. Therefore, the vote cast in favour of the BJP is a negative one. There are still no all India alternatives to the Congress and the BJP, however distasteful to most voters. Yet the most disconcerting thing that has assumed dangerous proportion is the role of money. It has been always there, but has beaten this time all the previous records.

Life in This World before and in loving anyone, one may consider one is doing it to God. In sorrow one may look to God, and in joy one may thank Him. One does not bemoan the past, nor worry about the future; one tries only to make the best of today. One should know no failure, for even in a fall there is a stepping-stone to rise; but to the Sufi the rise and fall mater little. One does not repent for what one has

MATTER & SPIRIT done, since one thinks, says, and does what one means. One does not fear the consequences of performing one’s wish in life, for what will be, will be.

Vocation Every being has a definite vocation, and his vocation is the light, which illuminates his life. The man who disregards his vocation is a lamp unlit. He who sincerely seeks his real purpose in life is himself sought by that purpose. As he concentrates on that search a light begins to clear his confusion, call it revelation, all it inspiration. It is mistrust that misleads. Sincerity leads straight to the goal. Each one has his circle of influence, large or

There were 6,454 candidates in fray in the five states. Madhya Pradesh had the highest number of candidates — 2,586 for 321 seats, followed by Rajasthan with 2,087 for the 200 seats. There was a drop in Chhattisgarh — 843 contestants for 91 seats, 142 for 40 seats in Mizoram and a whopping figure of 796 for Delhi’s 70 seats. The expenditure runs into thousands of crores.

Cost per LS seat The various studies show that the cost per Lok Sabha seat is around Rs.10 crore. Seven to eight assembly constituencies constitute a Lok Sabha seat and the expense works out to Rs.1.25 crore per assembly constituency. But it is said that the minimum expenditure on an assembly seat is at least Rs. 2 crore. Adding these figures, the total expenditure by the candidates comes to Rs.13,908 crore. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) explains: “We do not want to put all the eggs in one basket.” The campaign of Modi, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, is reportedly financed by the corporate sector. The party cadres are said to be happy for getting the money. The meeting of captains of industry at Ahmedabad last year to support the candidature of Modi for prime ministership emphasizes their preference for him because his speeches indicate how they would have a free hand if he came to power. They should have reconsidered their stand after the surveillance by the government’s security forces, including the anti-terrorist force, of a girl he had taken ‘fancy’ to in 2004. It was not protection but a close check on whom she met or where she went. The state’s inquiry committee is a farce. There should be a judicial probe. The surveillance is linked with Modi or, probably elections, in Gujarat. The overall picture may not be affected very much. Yet what it suggests is that electoral reforms are essential for free and independent polls. There have been many committees which have proposed reforms. I recall Gandhian leader Jayaprakash Narayan making several recommendations. In fact, even the Janata Party, his creation, did not implement any one of them because Prime Minister Morarji Desai had different ideas. His personal integrity was beyond doubt, but he could not lessen the role of money in elections. That continues to affect the independence and fairness of elections even today. small; within his sphere so many souls and minds are involved; with his rise, they rise; with his fall, they fall. The size of a man’s sphere corresponds with the extent of his sympathy, or we may say, with the size of his heart. His sympathy holds his sphere together. As his heart grows, his sphere grows; as his sympathy is withdrawn or lessened, so his sphere breaks up and scatters. If he harms those who live and move within his sphere, those dependent upon him or upon his affection, he of necessity harms himself. His house or his palace or his cottage, his satisfaction or his disgust in his environment is the creation of his own thought. Acting upon his thoughts, and also part of his own thoughts, are the thoughts of those near to him; others depress him and destroy him, or they encourage and support him, in proportion as he repels those around him by his coldness, or attracts them by his sympathy. Each individual composes the music of his life. It he injures another, he brings disharmony. When his sphere is disturbed, he is disturbed himself, and there is a discord in the melody of his life. If he can quicken the feeling of another to joy or to gratitude, by that much he adds to his own life. Whether conscious of it or not, his thought is affected for the better by the joy or gratitude of another, and his power an vitality increase thereby, and the music of his life grows more in harmony. — Hazrat Inayat Khan

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‘Sweep’ing votes IF there is any clear winner in the recent assembly elections to four major states in the heartland of our country, it is the Election Commission which did a magnificent job quietly of ensuring that the elections were held without the usual incidents of booth-capturing, intimidation of the voters, gunwielding – even in the trouble-torn Chhattisgarh. It deserves kudos for the same. However, at the same time, it is very necessary for the Commission to arm itself with adequate punitive powers beyond issuing mere notices to erring parties and persons. Otherwise the results have to be taken with a pinch of salt as in Delhi where liquor bottles, free-food coupons and money were shown to be distributed liberally for several days before the polls. The ‘common man’s’ party got away with charges of excessive poll expenditure, accepting cash from all and sundry and more damagingly, the BJP’s PM-designate made a direct attack on the election symbol of the Congress which would seem to have had a great impact on the elections but still he was allowed to wriggle out of his offensive remark with a cockend-bull story. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane

THE Congress party has suffered a humiliating defeat in Delhi. It is reduced to eight seats in the house of 70. Its best interest now lies in convincing the Aam Aadmi Party to form a government in Delhi pledging an unconditional support from outside – a mute and unflinching support for five years with full freedom to the AAP to carry out its programme. The Aam Aadmi Party also should be pragmatic and give up its obstinacy of not accepting any support because here without compromising on any of its principle. Kejriwal should not forget that his MLAs will be happier sitting on the treasury benches and his party will be more effective in carrying out its programme. From Congress’s point of view, it is best not to

PAROLE OR PARDON? Sanjay Dutt’s parole for the second time has angered people and triggered another antiCongress wave across the nation.

Sanjay Dutt parole

let BJP use Delhi assembly as a The anti-Congress wave was so launching pad for the Parliament. piping hot to decimate Congress in — Dr. Mukhir Amir Ali, Santacruz Delhi but the anti-Congress votes were split among the opposition    parties and the main opposition Imagine a politician on a vote gath- party BJP has hence suffered and ering visit to a poor neighbour- made to struggle to hold on to the hood. He meets many people and magic figure of simple majority. If each person has a different de- there had been polarisation bemand. “We need schools”, “We tween BJP and Congress (like in the need roads”, “We need trains”, “We year 1977 between Congress and need hospitals” the Janata Dal) the BJP would have The politician realises that agree- easily walked over the Congress. It ing to every demand would be cat- is pertinent to make a mention that astrophic, so he builds neither a Sheila Dixit had done well to school nor a hospital. He builds a change the face of Congress to give mosque instead, and happily it a new, modern and dynamic upcashes in on the votes of the Mus- lift. Her exit is more due to the deslims. He builds a temple instead, picable governance of the central and happily cashes in on the votes government and the Congress is of the Hindus. This is how they said to have left Sheila Dixit all have been fooling us for decades, alone to defend her fortunes inbut we refuse to learn. stead of providing support in full — Altaf H Ladiwala, Bandra steam. 

THE results of the four state assemblies’ elections indicate very clearly that the exit polls as well as the presence of mammoth crowds in Narendra Modi’s rallies were 100 per cent genuine. The people have no more trust in the pseudo secular Congress, the ‘national’ party also notorious for encouraging the daily spiralling food inflation and corruption indirectly for raising its deposits in foreign banks in trillions, and completely disabled to control cross-border terrorism because of its undesired ‘soft’ treatment for unknown reasons. People were, and are fed up all these facts. This is just a trailer of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. People have much more trust in BJP under the visionary statesman Narendra Modi’s leadership with vibrant plans to develop entire India in the coming years.

— T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

THE results of the mini general election results, that of Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh assembly polls, have proved that Indian voters have indeed come of age and become more intelligent. An Indian voter cannot be taken for granted. No amount of antics, promises, or false propaganda and allegations will deter the voters from making a right choice when it comes to exericising their franchise. The Congress has been routed and severely snubbed and thrown out in Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Congress has lost very heavily as far as the number of seats was concerned in the three major states. They have come down drastically while the BJP has gained a lot. The AAP, being a new political — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali party launched just a few months ago in Delhi by Arvind Kejriwal,    has made a very solid, stunning THE poll outcome of the four and strong debut by winning about states is decisive only in two states 24 seats. A fantastic performance! – MP and Rajasthan – in favour of It remains, however, to be seen the BJP but not decisive in the how far the NAMO brand had other two of Delhi and Chattisgarh. helped the BJP to win in MP, Ragovernment is sick. It is trying to pamper a terrorist? It’s unLETTER OF believable. THE DAY Sonia Gandhi, I’m sorry your days are numbered politically. Come on! Please don’t play with the emotions of the people. More than 250 people died in the 1993 riots and this so-called actor was involved if not directly but indirectly in the blasts as significant consignment was hidden in his residence. It’s a different fact that what has been disclosed in the court is one AK-47 and one single bomb. Had he informed the police, the blasts would have not taken place in the first place.

IT is very heartening to know that the Archaeological Survey of India SANJAY Dutt receives second parole (ASI) took over the renovation work in two months. Are you kidding us of our great revolutionary freedom Congress government? That too be- fighter Vasudev B. Phadke who led cause his wife is sick! She was spot- an armed struggle against the ted partying recently. The fact is our British Rule in India. We should pre-

jasthan and Delhi.

Prevention better than cure

BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) expected victory in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and defeat in Chhatisgarh and Delhi assembly poll shows that people have voted against the Congress Party due to price rise, corruption and various scams. I strongly feel that the rise of Aam Admi Party (AAP) in Delhi assembly poll is commendable and cannot be underestimated in future elections. On the other hand, both the BJP and Congress Party are not favourites to win majority in the 2014 general elections and have to take support from regional parties who are rising at an alarming rate and are making wave in every state. The result of recently concluded assembly elections in four states is a warning to Congress and BJP who cannot take people for granted and dictate their own terms and conditions. The urgent need of the hour is that all the political parties irrespective of their status must come forward to control the rising prices and other illegal activities for the benefit of the people.

HEARTY congratulations to BJP for a comprehensible win in three of the four states. This is the first time in 15 years of Delhi Government that Congress is been pushed back with huge numbers where AAP came as a bombshell and a potential indisputable exertion towards forming leadership in more than 20 seats in the state. BJP rules the roost anyway. It was the sweat endeavour of BJP leader Narendra Modi, campaigning luminously in all locations along with his party members serving them to pull off an astonishing triumph. It’s time now for the BJP to fulfill the obligations they had mentioned in their manifesto. Can they work on Lokpal too? Congratulations to the voters in these states for their smart and attempted move to bring in the government which they feel will work wonders for them. Congratulations to Arvind Kejriwal for the lead against Congress (if not victory), coming from nowhere and picking up so many seats and creating history in politics.

— Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

— Mansoor Umer Darvesh, Jogeshwari

— S. Krishna Kumar, Dombivli

Tarun Tejpal. Publicity of punishment, hanging, new rules have not mitigated sex crimes or rape. People are angry and justified when they ask for death penalty or severe punishment on such depraved culprits, but death or severe punishment cannot be a severe deterrent and not a solution for rapists. Even if the culprit is given death penalty the chapter is closed and gives relief and satisfaction to general public but it will not have any affect or deter would be culprits as chapter is closed without any ado. Prevention is better than cure. The rapists do not fear law or police. Social awareness can be created by social media, print, electronic media, producers — Probir Kumar Bose, New Panvel and directors of movies and soap opera can contribute a lot to the society and can help if women are not depicted as sex symbols. They As reported, it is indeed very shock- should be portrayed in a very reing and disturbing to know about spectable and dignified way as they the alarming rise in sex crimes. reach out to a lot of people today. Even educated and qualified people Even today it is a pleasure to watch indulge in sex-crimes and rapes like old movies of Raj Kapoor, V. Shan-

serve their memories. A 1500 sq. mt. property of a revolutionary is in a poor condition and his home is totally neglected by the authorities. The ASI took over the property almost 11 years ago and no action has been taken by them. We should appreciate Sanjay Patil, Joint Director of ASI for taking an initiative to renovate the freedom fighter’s home and send a proposal for the same to the government. The government has approved Rs.1.73 crore for the beautification of his home. This is a great job done by the ASI and every one should support the renovation. It is my humble request to the ASI — Chandrakant Kotian, Vikhroli to find out other heritage sites which are yet unnoticed and neglected.

Well done ASI!

H’AAP’Y ELECTIONS: While the BJP has done well in Delhi, the Aam Admi Party led by Arvind Kejriwal has created history by defeating the Congress in the national capital despite being a newly launched party.

taram and Bimal Roy where women were presented in a very dignified and respectable way. — S.P. Sharma, Mumbai

Communal Violence Bill THE Communal Violence Bill, in its original form, had stipulated that the responsibility for any future riot would solely lie with the majority community. And here comes the real hitch. If a Shia-Sunni riot erupts, or clashes take place between the Savarnas and Dalits, or other sectarian violence, who among them would be classified as the majority? Above all, what would be the case if disturbances take place in Mallapuram (Kerala), an officially declared Muslim majority district? Further, in the event of a communal riot breaking out in Jammu & Kashmir, who would be treated as the majority and minority? Or, in keeping with the Nehrus pet theory of Special Status, the law would not be made applicable to J&K? — Arun Malankar, Santacruz

Anna cries betrayal on eve of fast


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By A Staff Reporter

cially on account of uncontrolled corruption, non-pasccusing Congress of sage of Janlokpal Bill and ‘betrayal’ on the eve of basic issues affecting the his indefinite fast over common man," Hazare told Janlokpal, Anna Hazare on PTI. Monday said time has come "The people have given a for the UPA government to mature reaction for strengthdeliver on its promise or quit. ening the democratic He castigated the UPA gov- process. Congress betrayed ernment for continued delay the people who responded in passage of the Janlokpal appropriately," he said. Bill, pending in the Rajya "The Centre lacks the will Sabha, saying it was unbri- to end corruption and time dled corruption that proved has come for it to act on its Congress' undoing in Assem- commitment or leave," he bly elections in four states. said. "The results of four AssemWhen Prime Minister Manbly polls have shown that mohan Singh can pledge to people are angry with the get the communal violence present ruling alliance bill passed in Parliament, headed by Congress, espe- why can't he do the same for The UPA govt should deliver on its promise or quit: Anna Hazare


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(From Left): Theatre director and actress Avaan Patel, Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Chief Rakesh Maria, theatre personality Sabira Merchant, artists Baby John Parkal, artist Kavita Shivdasani, artist Lalita Gonugunte at the launch an art collection and book – ‘Surrealist – a collection of short stories and verse inspired by art from behind bars’ at the Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery. Art from Behind Bars is an initiative of Kavita Shivdasani to promote the artistic talent of those serving time in prison, and the aim is to provide a platform to the ignored section of society to showcase and explore their creativity.

Man gets 10yrs jail for attacking woman By A Staff Reporter


sessions court on Monday sentenced a 34-yearold man, who had attacked a female student, mistaking her as his own wife near Dadar railway station last year. According to the prosecution, the accused, Vijay Sanglekar, had attacked the woman as he was enraged with his wife for filing a divorce case, reports PTI. Filing a case of harassment against Sanglekar and his family for demanding dowry, his wife had their house in Sindhudurg district last year. She also filed a divorce petition, which had enraged Sanglekar. She then came to stay with her parents in Nalasopara in Thane district. In December 2012, he ar-

rived in Mumbai as he came to know that his wife had taken up a job at a private firm. "Sanglekar came to know that his wife was doing a job. So he came to Mumbai with an intention to attack her as he knew that she got off at Dadar,” a source said. On December 17 last year, armed with a sickle, the accused came to Dadar station to kill his wife. However, he mistook the 25-year-old student of chartered accountancy student Sonal Lapadia as his wife and attacked her on her face, neck and hands. During the court trial, public prosecutor Shankar Yerende examined around 10 witnesses, including Sonal, Sanglekar's wife and medical experts to prove his case. Judge U.B. Hejib convicted Sanglekar to 10 years of imprisonment.

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and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 120 B belong to HDFC. (Punishment of criminal conTalking to the ADC, Addl. spiracy) and 34 (Acts done by CP (South Region) Krishna several persons in futherance Prakash said, “More arrests are yet to take place and we have reason to believe that letter of credit (LC) is a there is a deep-rooted nexus document that a fibetween the accused and the nancial institution or simfinancial institution.” ilar party issues to a seller On November 27, a case of goods or services. It was registered at MRA Marg means the issuer will pay police station and the police, the seller for goods or on November 30, arrested services that the latter deShwetal. The latter’s interrolivers to a third party gation led to the arrest of his buyer. The issuer then partner Shah and aide Bhatt. seeks a reimbursement During investigations, pofrom the buyer or from the lice learnt that Shah and buyer’s bank. Bhatt are professional conmen who were already arrested earlier in other cases of common intention) of the by the CBI. The accused have IPC. been arrested and booked Meanwhile, the police are under Sections 465 (Punish- also hunting for the rest of ment for forgery), 467 the accused and investigators (Forgery of valuable security, strongly believe that a few will, etc.), 468 (Forgery for people from the financial inpurpose of cheating), 471 stitution are involved in the (Using as genuine a forged racket. document), 420 (Cheating

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the much-delayed anti-graft law, he had said earlier. Recalling his earlier fast in Delhi for anti-graft watchdog, Hazare said, "Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter saying that Government is ready to bring Janlokpal Bill and said please end your fast. I trusted her and ended my fast. "I didn't know that this UPA government will betray the public and me," he said. Lamenting that despite a written assurance the Government had not enacted the law even after a lapse of two years, Hazare said when people came out on the streets and his hunger strike was underway, the Janlokpal Bill was passed in one day in Lok Sabha. After that, the bill went to the Standing Committee, then to the Rajya Sabha and to a Select Committee, he said. "I will sit on hunger strike from Tuesday and continue my fast till the passage of the Janlokpal Bill in Parliament," he said. "This bill came to Rajya Sabha after being passed everywhere and only discussions on it were left. It has now been over a year and the bill is just lying in the Rajya Sabha and there are 71 Congress MPs there. The bill is still stuck there," Hazare said. He said he got several letters from the Government that the bill will be brought in the winter session of Parliament in 2012.

Later, he got another communication, saying the bill will come in the Budget session and then a promise was made that it will figure in the Monsoon session. "The Monsoon session has also gone by. And that is why, we are left with no other option. That is why from tomorrow I will fast at Ralegan Siddhi," he said. "Our fight will continue for the right to reject, right to recall and for the creation of a corruption-free India," he said. He also slammed Opposition parties for not pursuing the cause of Janlokpal Bill effectively. While congratulating Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party on the success in their maiden tryst with electoral politics in Delhi Assembly polls, Hazare maintained his stand of not supporting any political party including AAP. Hazare acknowledged AAP's efforts in bringing about a change in the country's political culture and appreciated Kejriwal's stand of rejecting opportunistic politics by deciding to play the role of a constructive opposition. Maintaining that he was not averse to receiving support of political parties including AAP in his campaign for Janlokpal, Hazare, however, made it clear he would not share a platform with political leaders.

‘Are you tabling commission report this winter, or not?’ Continued from pg 1 « Mumbai, before both the Houses of the State Legislature forthwith.” While hearing the petition on Monday, Government pleader G. W. Mattos replied on a judgement passed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court and argued that the petition should be dismissed on the ground that under section 3(4) of the Commission of Inquiry Act, it is not mandatory on the state government to table the report. “Preparing an action taken report is a stupendous job, will take a lot of time and it is not mandatory on the part of the government to table the

enquiry commission report. So this petition should be dismissed,” Mattos told the court. Reacting to this, the division bench comprising of Justice V. M. Kanade and Justice M. S. Sonak, said that the petition is maintainable, however, the state government should first inform whether or not it plans to table the report this winter session. “The issue of whether it is mandatory or not to table the commission report can be considered later. The government should inform about this tomorrow,” the bench observed.

WHERE’S THE FILE? Continued from pg 1 « gave different replies ranging from that ‘the file could not be traced,’ ‘that it had been lost’ or ‘that it had been burnt.’ Somaiya stated that the land allotment was meant for constructing a school. However, the trust set up by Shukla had plans for con-

struction of a seven-star Club House meant for Squash, Swimming and Tennis courts. He demanded that the government take prompt action against the Mumbai Suburban District Collector for failure of ‘application of mind’ as mandated in a recent Supreme Court verdict. Meanwhile, Shukla has already denied the charges.


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pg 19 From symptoms to post-cure care, we tell you all you need to know about dengue

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BaBy Blues

Postpartum depression, colloquially known as the baby blues, affects 5-20% of new mothers. Rhea Dhanbhoora & Priyanka Singh help you stay informed by telling you what it is, how to recognise the signs and how you can suffer from it even as a new dad “I felt as if I had jumped out of an airplane with no parachute and all I could do was wait for rock bottom to arrive — but it never did. I just kept falling.”


hat’s a line from a heartfelt, informative article by a woman named Elizabeth Reinke, which was published in the Huffington Post last month. Reading the article, about the mum-of-one’s struggle with postpartum depression made us realise that there isn’t enough knowledge or support for this form of depression for new mothers. So, we spoke to a number of experts in the city and asked them to tell us what postpartum depression is, why some women don’t realise they have it and how to deal with it.


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gynecologist from Kohinoor Hospital, tells us that not all new mothers feel inexplicable joy when they see their newborn. “Many new mothers experience the baby blues after childbirth, which commonly include mood swings and crying spells that fade quickly. Some new mothers experience a more severe, long-lasting form of depression known as postpartum depression. Rarely, an extreme form of postpartum depression known as postpartum psychosis develops after childbirth,” she explains. According to program director of Profert IVF Fertility Clinic, Dr. Jaydeep Tank, around 5-20% women suffer from this type of depression. If you feel a little blue after your delivery, there’s no need to panic immediately, because this usually lasts for a few months and around 60% (not to be confused with mothers who end up suffering from the condition) of all new mothers will experience it. If it does last longer however, you should Continued on pg 14 «

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contact your doctor and talk to someone about how you’re feeling. Too many new mothers suffer in silence, which leads to more severe problems later on.

Around 3-10% of men experience depression during the antenatal and postnatal period. People think that men experience it as a result of, or in conjunction with, their partner’s depression, but

Why yOu may nOt see it Apart from the fact that not all new mothers are looking for symptoms of depression after they give birth, there are a number of reasons why most women don’t even realise when they are suffering from postpartum depression. As Dr. Vinay Mundra, consultant psychiatrist at P. D. Hinduja Hospital tells us, the symptoms are not widely understood or spoken about, so it’s often hard to pinpoint them. Often, we label it as weakness or the aftereffects of a particularly stressful delivery. There’s also another side to why women don’t see the symptoms and we spoke to Dr. Shweta Upadhaya, consultant gynecologist at Sai Snehdeep Hospital, to find out more about it. She explained that several women assume its normal to feel like this when coping with a baby. “They worry about what other people will think and feel ashamed to admit that they’re not enjoying motherhood. Some women believe that having post-natal depression makes them bad parents,” she says. It’s important, she tells us, to realise that while as women we can hide our personal feelings and care for the baby perfectly, internal misery is hard to deal with after a point. Even if everyone around you thinks you’re fine, if you don’t feel okay, there’s absolutely no shame in asking for help, so don’t shy away from talking about it.

men can experience this independently. Although PPD in mothers is the strongest predictor of partners having it too, it doesn’t always happen this way. Depression in new fathers has been found to begin before the birth of their child, with minimal recovery by the end of the first year. There’s also evidence that men’s depression increases between six weeks and six months after childbirth. A study found that three out of 10 men were depressed at six weeks and that their depression got worse during the next six months. There is also evidence that anxiety might be a problem for some men during the antenatal and postnatal period. New fathers don’t see a doctor or talk about it, which is why problems are often picked up in women and not men.

A lack of love for your child. Hopelessness and suicidal thoughts. l Lack of confidence in handling or taking care of your child. l l

cOPinG With it Several women who have dealt with this problem have come out later saying that they wish they had not kept it under wraps when they first realised what was happening. So, even if you have a tiny inkling that you don’t feel your best, talk to someone about it. Coping with postpartum depression is hard, but not impossible and as Dr. Dimple says the first step is identifying and accepting that you suffer from the condition. You should also inform your gynecologist if you have had any previous history with depression or if you’ve been depressed during your pregnancy. Once you’ve recognised the signs, don’t hesitate to seek help. “Counselling helps with mild cases. In severe cases, anti-depressants need to be prescribed. The medications are mild and can often be given with breastfeeding. Other factors such as nutrition, diet, sleep and reducing external stress factors, need to be also looked into,” says Dr. Jaydeep. That’s why, the best way to deal with this is to talk about it.

lOOKinG in frOm the Outside So, you haven’t had a baby, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know everything you need to know about this form of depression. After all, you could be family or friends of a new mother who doesn’t know what she’s suffering from — if you can identify it, you can help her cope. Recognising the signs and symptoms of postpartum depression in a new mother is important, because as friends and family, you will be able to identify a change in her personality that a new mother may not see. Dr. Vinay stresses that it’s extremely important for you, as members of her support system, to help her feel secure, settled and let her know that she has someone to talk to if she needs to. You need to make sure that she has the help she needs, even if she doesn’t recognise the need or refuses it (as some women with severe depression might). “Though most women will get better without any treatment within three to six months, treatment is important to reduce suffering. Partners, family and friends can help a lot by spending time with a new mother; they can support and encourage her. They can help her with the practical things. Talking to a trained counsellor or therapist can help a lot too,” adds Dr. Shweta.

>> If you’re still feeling disconnected and depressed months after your delivery, don’t hesitate to talk to someone about it

siGns & symPtOms As a new mother, you’re going to go through several ups and downs and mood swings. After all, your hormones have undergone a big turnaround and you’re still dealing with the effects of all the changes in your body, along with taking care of your baby. While all that is normal, it can take a grave turn when you find it difficult to bond with your baby and can’t tell anyone about it. Dr. Dimple says, “Some women suffer from insomnia, show signs of irritability and anger and in extreme cases, even have suicidal thoughts and lose sexual interest. She may also withdraw from family and friends and not cooperate with taking care of the baby and herself.” All of this is coupled with feelings of shame and guilt, stopping you from talking about it. But, it’s very important to recognise the signs early. Dr. Vinay tells us what symptoms to watch out for: Loss of sleep. Inability to eat. l Exhaustion and fatigue. l Emotional symptoms. l Emotional sadness. l l

celebrity sufferers Postpartum depression can strike anyone and even if you’ve had a child before, it can hit you on your second delivery. Sometimes, it doesn’t even show up in the initial months, so you don’t realise till your baby is around 6-months-old. Even world famous celebrities have suffered from it. These celebrity moms had no qualms about sharing motherhood’s notso-flattering side with the world. Here is what they had to say about experiencing this depression.

Kendra Wilkinson: “It got pretty bad, (but) not to the point where I would harm my family. I was a great mom and did what I needed to but I was definitely very depressed. (Motherhood is) a big change in life and it happened overnight.”

>> Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the celebrities who suffered from postpartum depression

Gwyneth Paltrow: “I couldn’t connect with my son the way that I had with my daughter and I couldn’t understand why. I couldn’t connect to anyone. I felt like a zombie. I felt very detached. I just didn’t know what was wrong

with me. My husband actually said, ‘Something’s wrong. I think you have postnatal depression.’” marie Osmond: “When I had postpartum, I remember vividly driving that car and thinking … how people would be better off without me,” she told Oprah Winfrey. “I really believed that.” courteney cox: “I went through a really hard time — not right after the baby, but when she turned six months,” she told USA Today, admitting to having had suicidal

thoughts. “I couldn’t sleep. My heart was racing. And I got really depressed. I went to the doctor and found out my hormones had been pummeled.” melissa rycroft: “I was just going through the motions and I just couldn’t figure out why if I had everything in the world to be happy and thankful for, I just couldn’t feel happy,” she told Celebrity Baby Scoop. “The doctor actually said that was classic postpartum depression but we just don’t hear about it.”

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                           >>Infamous for being horrifyingly bitter, you may want to consider assaulting your tastebuds with papaya leaf juice to help with a bout of dengue


ith the city in the grips of dengue, a condition which doesn’t have any specific medication that can cure it as yet, you would be forgiven if you’re running scared of contracting this mosquito-borne illness. With there being no medicinal way out to treat this condition, many people are now turning to a traditional remedy — papaya leaves. We find out whether this treatment really does help with dengue and if it is worth affronting your taste buds (note: the juice tastes horrendous!) or not.

        With the popularity of papaya leaf juice steadily rising in order to help with dengue, there have been a many studies done to find out whether there’s any truth in this traditional treatment. One such study was conducted by the Indian Institute of Forest Management on five patients suffering from dengue, to find out the effects (if any) of the juice. The study found that the platelet count in all five patients increased within a day of consuming the bitter green juice. Furthermore, the patients’ overall health also saw an improvement. Another study, conducted on mice in Malaysia, also observed that feeding them papaya leaf extracts resulted in an increased platelet count. Yet another study, published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical

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Biomedicine, reported that administering papaya leaf juice to a 45-year-old patient suffering from dengue saw the patient’s platelet and white blood cell counts return to normal within four days.


While studies do seem to indicate that papaya leaf juice does have the health benefits of helping dengue, what do experts in our city have to say? Miral Sheth, consulting dietician from Kohinoor Hospital, says, “Papaya leaf juice works as an antioxidant as it helps increase the thrombotytes of the blood. This may lead to a rise in the blood platelet count.� Miral says she would recommend 25ml of the juice, twice a day. Nutritionist at Gold’s Gym, Rakhee Todankar agrees saying, “Papaya leaves are known to be packed with enzymes which normalise platelet count, improve clotting, liver function and repair the damage to the liver, helping you recover from the disease.� However, Miral also points out that papaya juice alone cannot treat dengue. She adds, “A patient needs to increase his/her intake of fluids such as juices, coconut water, along with limited solid food and prescribed medication.� Rakhee on the other hand, believes that there isn’t sufficient evidence available on the topic. She recommends visiting a doctor, who can then guide you accordingly.

DR SHOAIB F PADARIA. MD DM(Card), Interventional Cardiologist And Endovascular Specialist

Preventing Gangrene And Amputation ! the only treatment is cutting of the affected Save Legs-Save Life ofpartGangrene, of the leg Amputation. Kanubhai Patel who has been a smoker for the last 30 years started getting pain in the his left leg on walking about 200 meters, and he had to stop for a few minutes to rest before he could walk again. He noticed that the skin around his left ankle was getting darker, and his foot was cold all the time. Soon the severity of the pain increased to such an extent that he could not sleep at night. He finally consulted a doctor, who performed tests which revealed that almost all the blood vessels in the left leg below his knees were blocked. The vessels were very tiny, and surgery was not possible. He was advised urgent amputation of the left leg below the knee to relieve the pain and to prevent the onset of gangrene. Mr. More, an obese 54 year old bank employee is a diabetic since last 14 years. His blood sugar has never been under control, and he often neglects to take his medicines. One month ago he suddenly developed severe pain, swelling and redness in the right leg and foot, along with fever. He was diagnosed to have Gangrene of the toes of the foot “Cellulitis� which is an infection of the skin often seen in diabetic patients. In spite of medicines, he developed gradually blackening of the great toe of the right foot, which became extremely painful. Medical tests revealed that he had developed severe blockages in the main artery of the right leg in the thigh, and that he would need amputation of the great toe and even more of the limb if required. Both Mr Patel and Mr More suffer from a medical condition called Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease (PAOD). This is a fairly common condition, which affects millions of people worldwide, and is responsible for thousands of amputations of limbs every year. Luckily, both Mr Patel and Mr More were evaluated at the Peripheral Vascular Clinic and underwent immediate non surgical treatment using balloon Angioplasty and stent placement in their blocked arteries. Major amputation was avoided in both the patients. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease is the narrowing of the blood vessels called arteries, which supply fresh blood carrying oxygen to the legs. The narrowing occurs due to the gradual accumulation of fatty material in the arteries the common causes are diabetes, tobacco intake, high cholesterol levels, and old age. Due to the decreased blood supply, the muscles of the legs start paining during walking or climbing stairs this is called “Claudication� or “Angina of the Legs�. In severe cases, the tissues of the legs will get permanently damaged, leading to Gangrene. In the majority of cases

PAOD can be easily diagnosed. The pulse in the legs is either weak or absent. A simple test which accurately demonstrates the blockages is a Sonography test called “ Arterial Color Doppler test�. This test not only shows the level of blocks, but also the severity of block. Depending on the results of this test, the specialist will decide whether the patient can be treated by medicines, or will need advanced methods of management. In the past the only treatment available for blockages of the legs was Vascular Surgery wherein a surgeon would perform a surgical Bypass of the blockage using an artificial graft or a vein of the leg. However, with modern technology, this condition can be treated successfully without surgery. Interventional treatment, using balloon angioplasty and the use of stents, is now the most common method used to treat the blocks in the arteries of the legs. Dr Padaria, Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist has been treating patients using these techniques since 1991, and has performed countless such procedures in patients suffering from Gangrene. Along with Interventional After Amputation of the toes procedures, doctors also advice the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment in patients suffering from severe blockages of the arteries in the legs, especially in those with impending gangrene. The patients are placed in a special chamber, during which the entire body is exposed to pure oxygen delivered at high pressures. This treatment leads to a high concentration of oxygen in the patient's blood, which is then delivered to the damaged tissues, helping in accelerating the healing process. Treatment is usually delivered for about one hour daily, and can be done on an OPD basis. Jaslok Hospital is the first Private hospital in Mumbai which has made this unique treatment available to its patients, and in the last 5 years hundreds of patients have been successfully treated. Hyperbaric oxygen is especially useful in patients with diabetic foot, diabetic ulcers, early gangrene and cellulitis. In summary, if you suffer from symptoms of pain in the legs on walking, and are diabetic, smoker, tobacco user, or have heart disease or high cholesterol, do consult a doctor. Let him examine the pulses of your legs. If they are weak, you may be advised further tests which will accurately tell you whether you suffer from Peripheral arterial olcclusive disease. Prevention is always better than cure and Amputation is to be avoided at all costs. Dr. Shoaib Padaria. President, Venous Association of India .Vice President, Asian Venous Forum Council Member, International Union of Phlebology.

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>> If, like this poor pooch, you feel that the party season isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, you may have seasonal stress

Advertisements would like us to think that ’tis the season to be jolly… but are you feeling stressed, tired and cranky instead? Rhea Dhanbhoora suggests you take this quiz and find out if festive season is unsettling you...


ou have to buy gift wrapping paper, clean your house, buy new outfits for all those parties you’ve been invited to and plan the most epic party of the year — and it’s driving you nuts! Instead of fighting with everyone around you, tearing your hair out and suffering from stress headaches, take this quiz and read our ways to deal with seasonal stress below. Do you suffer from constant headaches during the festive season? a) It happens every year during festive season. b) Occasionally, but I think it’s the weather. c) Not unless I’m unwell.


tAke youR vItAMINs Pop a vitamin C tablet daily. Since it’s water soluble, it’s absorbed by your body immediately. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system and is known to help increase your platelet count. You can continue to take this vitamin even after you’ve recovered.

Whenever you enter a dusty place, do your eyes become watery and start itching? a. Yes. b. No. Do you develop a runny, itchy and stuffy nose when you are in a dusty area? a. Yes. b. No. While dusting your house, do you sneeze often?

When in a dusty area, do you feel that your throat is congested? a. Yes. b. No. Do you suffer from headaches whenever you’re in a dusty area? a. Yes. b. No.

Mostly As You are definitely suffering from a dust allergy. Experiencing a runny, itchy and stuffy nose, eye irritation, sneezing, throat congestion, difficulty breathing and developing a headache right after being exposed to dust are all signs of a dust allergy. In extreme cases, a dust allergy can leave you with an asthma problem or eczema, which is an inflammatory skin disease. The best strategy is to reduce your exposure to dust. Large numbers of dust mites can gather in mattresses, bedding and upholstered furniture. Start in the bedroom, where you probably spend the most time. Wear a mask while cleaning. In extreme cases, you might need to consult your doctor.

IRoN FIst If you’re also suffering from anemia, a dropping platelet count can be dangerous. To boost your intake of iron and to feel better, include iron rich foods such as spinach, liver and guava into your diet.

Mostly Bs Since you don’t experience any of the symptoms that have been mentioned in the quiz, you are out of the line of fire and aren’t suffering from a dust allergy. This might also be because you don’t spend too much time in and around dusty areas and keep your home dust-free.

veggIe good IdeA Carrots, beets and celery are known for their platelet increasing properties. However, to get the maximum benefits, it’s best to eat them raw. If you’ve got dengue, you might not be able too eat them as they are, so it’s okay to juice the veggies or add them to a soup.

3 go gARlIc! Garlic has a host of health benefits — even for those who do not have a low platelet count. Make sure you cook foods using garlic or add it to soup.



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sAy yes to oMegA-3 Even though you may feel nauseous thanks to dengue, you should try to eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as eggs, tuna and wild salmon. This acid can boost your immune system and increase your platelet level.


do Not exeRt When your platelets are low, you are at risk of bleeding excessively. So, avoid contact sports and doing any activities which might result in you getting cut or hurt.

FResh & tAsty If you’ve got a low platelet level, make sure you consume foods that are rich in vitamin C. These include lemons, oranges, strawberries and kiwi. For a dengue patient, it helps to make a juice as they are usually too weak to eat the entire fruit.

Rest It out Your body needs rest to function properly. So, make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Dengue can really knock you out so an additional nap can also help make you feel better and help your body increase its platelet levels.

Mostly Bs You love planning for the festivities and while they do stress you out a little (who wouldn’t be stressed with the amount they have to do to get everything in order!), you’re mostly doing fine. Just remember not to let high expectations ruin things for you. Let things run smoothly and make the most of anything that seems to go wrong. Mostly cs Congratulations, you haven’t fallen prey to the evil seasonal stress that inflicts most people planning for festive season. Either you just don’t care, or you’re living it up exactly the way you’re supposed to this time of year. Enjoy yourself — but remember not to end up being totally uncaring because it is the season of giving. And, a little planning never hurt anyone!

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ant to have a happy, peaceful and joyous end to the year instead of putting yourself through so much stress and worry? Here’s how to get rid of the seasonal stress you’re going through: Plan in advance: You won’t be able to enjoy the festive season if you’re so caught up planning and organising it, because you’ll just end up tired and stressed out. Start planning right now for your year end festivities and do things bit by bit every day instead of all at once during the week that they’re due.


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A normal platelet amount is from 150,000 to 450,000 units per cubic millimeter of blood. But, this can go dangerously low if you’re down with dengue. Glynda Alves tells you how to boost your platelets

Do you suddenly feel sick, tired and cranky a lot? a) Yes, I hope I’m not falling ill, there’s so much to do. b) Only when something doesn’t go according to plan. c) It’s the festive season! Why would I be cranky?

Are you running around for last minute gifts?


a. Yes. b. No.

Do you get into fights with your family and partner because they don’t do what you want? a) No one understands how important this time of year is. b) I let them do their own thing, but it can get frustrating. c) I don’t plan things.

Are you already stressing about looking your best for the season? a) I have to get a hair cut, buy a new outfit; my skin isn’t behaving well… b) I’m a little worried about looking my best. c) I look great!

skIp cold wAteR Switch to warm water if your platelet count is low. Cold water slows down your digestive tract and hinders your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Blood cells are made of water and protein so if you drink more water, you’ll naturally help your body produce more blood cells.

The reason behind your runny nose might not be the fluctuating weather but an underlying dust allergy. This quiz by Priyanka Singh will help you find out if you suffer from one

a) I should have planned earlier. b) I shop well in advance. c) I don’t give presents.

Are you worried about attending all the parties you’ve been invited to? a) I don’t know how to fit everything in! b) I’m trying to decide which ones to skip. c) I only plan to attend a few.

Mostly As You tell yourself that this is the best time of year, but you put yourself under so much stress trying to get everything right, that it actually turns out being the worst time of year for your health. You have to learn to loosen up and let go a little bit, or you won’t have any fun at the end of the day.

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got dengue, you need to 10 Ifstayyou’ve away from caffeine for some

time. This means no coffee, tea or cola. These drinks can cause your platelets to drop even further because caffeine can hamper platelet production.

Have realistic expectations: Need to make 20 Christmas baskets for family and friends and then plan three parties? Don’t do it! Give yourself a little break by having more realistic expectations of the season or enlisting a little help from your family and friends. Budget everything: Spending too much money may make you feel good in the moment (several studies show that buying things for other people makes you happy) but looking at your empty bank account in January won’t give you the same good feeling. Budget things properly so that you don’t have to deal with the stress of rejected cards and empty wallets. Get enough sleep: This is the most important factor. It will help you look your best and feel your best — as well as give you a little downtime in between all the running around and planning. Exercise: This is a season when you’ll feel most tempted to give up your exercise regime, but it’s the one time of year when it’s most important to keep it going. Exercise is a great stress buster and can actually help you get rid of some of the stress you’re feeling. Make lists: Even Santa makes a list! Don’t commit everything to memory or you’ll end up driving yourself up the wall, going back and forth because you’ve forgotten things. Keep lists of everything you need to do and tick things off when they’re completed to avoid any confusion.

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On what? Hangover cures, of course! Since the party season is here, it’s likely that you’ll wake up hungover on at least one day. Dev Goswami tells you what you need in your hangover kit

>> The next time you have a hangover, avoid drinking any more alcohol and try sipping on a Virgin Mary instead


n December 15, women across all the major metropolises in the country will join hands in order to raise awareness about breast cancer, by collectively doing something that helps to prevent this disease. In India, where over one lakh women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer by 2015, there is a tremendous need to educate people and spread awareness about the causes and prevention of this much-neglected condition. According to the Population Based Cancer Registry Report 2010, in that year itself, 90,659 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2015, the number will rise to 106,214 and in 2020 an estimated 123,634 women will be afflicted by the condition. Bringing awareness and prevention together is Pinkathon, India’s first ever multi-city, 10km run for women. The focus of the international running event is to encourage women’s health and fitness and create much-needed awareness about breast cancer. Not many of us know that running is one of the top 10 ways to help prevent breast cancer, not only promoting well-being but also raising immunity levels and


>> Deveika Bhojwani (far right) and Bipasha Basu at the launch of Pinkathon 2013 improving health to help fight several lifethreatening medical conditions. Bispasha Basu is leading the run this year too and registrations have started for the event, which is scheduled to take place on December 15. The event has been supported by HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG), India’s leading specialist in cancer care to gain their expertise, Women’s Cancer Initiative (WCI) led by Deveika Bhojwani as well as the Tata Memorial Hospital for the unique initiative. Over 3,000 women are expected to participate in the run this weekend. All proceeds from the sponsorship and donations received will be used only for the expenses incurred in organising and marketing the event and by the WCI in its fight against breast cancer.

hile you’re deciding on what events and parties to RSVP to on Facebook, have you given a thought about the after-effects of those parties you’ll be attending? We bet you haven’t. Yes, you’ve read up on how to prevent hangovers, but sometimes you won’t realise that you went overboard till the next day, when you wake up with a headache and cotton-mouth. That’s why, it’s prudent to stock up on a few items that will help you deal with your hangover without doing your body any harm. We tell you what should be on your antihangover shopping list.

Apples And orAnges Touted for its cold-fighting powers, vitamin C also helps fight hangovers. Oranges, as is well known, are super-rich in this vitamin. A glass of orange juice is the drink you should begin your day with. Apples too have vitamin C as well as high water content, giving your body some much-needed hydration.

oh honey That may be a line reserved for the bedroom! But the real deal is great for a hangover. It has fructose which helps your body digest any leftover alcohol from the

night before. It also increases your lowered blood sugar levels. How should you have it? Mix a tablespoon of honey with boiling water and add lemon juice (for vitamin C). If you are extremely nauseous, boil ginger before adding honey to the mixture. Ginger will help ease your nausea.

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sodium, but the combined effect of rehydration and an electrolyte-level boost will really help your hangover.

ButterMilk You won’t find many studies talking about buttermilk and its potential to ease hangovers. But, trust us, try it once and you’ll be swearing by this tip. The delicious, tart flavour is exactly what your parched mouth needs, while the potassium in this beverage will help your headache. Buttermilk also coats your stomach lining, helping you with the horrendous acidity that comes along with a hangover.

Virgin is the important word here. Don’t even think about fighting fire with fire. Consuming alcohol to deal with a hangover will just make things worse. Instead, mix tomato juice with a bit of salt (skip the Tabasco as your digestive system might not respond to it well). The tomato, like honey, has fructose, which helps digest alcohol; Blt while the salt will regularise your body’s sodium levels, which drop because of all Okay, we know that this doesn’t technically the heavy drinking. fall into the category of foods that don’t harm you (especially for those who are watching their weight) and also isn’t not just Any wAter something you can ‘stock’ up on. But, the Yes, you’re probably aware that drinking benefits are so good, that we just had to water is important. But, when it comes to mention it. It is scientifically proven that a hangovers, what is more important is to BLT sandwich, with its carbohydrates replenish your body’s electrolyte levels. (bread) and protein (bacon) will give your The loss of electrolytes, such as potassium body much-needed amino acids. These and sodium, is what causes fatigue and acids further go on to top up your brain’s headaches. You can replenish them with neurotransmitters, which have been lost coconut water. It is not extremely rich in due to the heavy drinking.


Dissecting Dengue Afternoon Despatch & Courier


With 32,000 cases of dengue reported two months ago, dengue has become a real problem. From early symptoms to after care and the reason behind the rising numbers, Priyanka Singh tells you all


his September, according to the count of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme officials, 32,000 cases of dengue and 100 related deaths were reported. The year was not even close to culmination then and right now, you would be right to presume that the numbers have gone up. Dengue, if detected in its early stages, can be treated easily. However, because the symptoms are so generic and similar to the flu, many people do not report it until the disease has ingrained itself deeply into your system. We tell you about the common and not so common symptoms of the disease, post-illness care and try to find out why is there such a drastic increase in the cases of dengue.

>> A high fever accompanied by severe body pain is one of the early signs of dengue

dangerously low blood pressure. The critical stage can lead to the following: l Fluid accumulation in the chest and abdominal cavity. l Organ dysfunction and severe bleeding, typically from the gastrointestinal tract. l Respiratory distress, rapid breathing, fatigue and restlessness. l Severe abdominal pain. l Persistent vomiting or blood in vomit.

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The major precaution post recovery would be to ensure that the patient stays protected from mosquitoes. Sharing another important aspect of the disease, Dr. Yogesh tells us, “The dengue virus is a circulating virus. It has four types and symptoms even if a patient has been cured from one type Dr. Yogesh Velaskar, from Hinduja Healthcare of dengue, he/she will still be vulnerable to the Surgical in Khar, tells us that the typical other three types.” So, it is necessary to take all symptoms of dengue are sudden fever without the following preventive measures: cough or cold and acute pain in the body. The l Stay away from heavily populated areas. l Use mosquito repellents, even when indoors. l When outdoors, wear long-sleeved shirts and EffEcts on your mEntal hEalth long pants tucked into socks. While dengue affects you physically, it impacts your l When indoors, use air conditioning. mental health as well. In fact, health ministry officials l Make sure windows and doors are free of holes. are of the opinion that mental counselling should be l Use mosquito nets. mandatorily incorporated in the dengue treatment in Dr. Sandeep further adds, “Dengue is a viral all hospitals. Below are some of the mental conditions infection for which no anti-viral is available, so that arise because of dengue: your body has to be strengthened to fight it by l Thanatophobia: The fear of being dead or dying developing strong immunity.” l Insect phobia l Panic attacks Why thE risE in casEs? l Anxiety and related symptoms l Depression According to Dr. Yogesh, dengue has become rampant due to people overlooking their fever is generally accompanied by pain in the personal and surrounding hygiene, increase in bones, at the back of your eyes and muscle and construction sites, improper water storage joint pain. He further adds, “You’ll also notice practices and inadequate waste management. loss of appetite and taste, the appearance of While all of these problems can seldom be small raised spots on the chest along with solved on an individual level, you can at least try nausea and vomiting.” to reduce the mosquito population around you. Dr. Sandeep Sonawane, from Sai Snehdeep Get rid of sources of stagnant water, regularly Hospital, adds that you might develop a rash on change the water in pets’ water dishes, do not your body and/or observe bleeding from the keep the waste bin in the open and discard the nose, while urinating or from your gums. garbage every day. If someone in your home gets dengue fever, be vigilant about efforts to protect yourself and critical stagE symptoms other family members from mosquitoes. When dengue advances into the critical stage, it Mosquitoes that bite the patient can spread the can result in bleeding, low levels of platelets or infection to others in your home.

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“I was recently diagnosed with dengue and luckily, I caught it early. The first symptoms I experienced were the sudden onset of fever, pain behind the eyes and muscle weakness. I immediately did a blood test which revealed I had the dreaded dengue. I then suffered from high fever, joint pain and a terrible rash that feels as if your legs are on fire! Also, not many people are aware of this, but dengue can take a toll on your mental health. This was scary because it is not widely known and I didn’t know why I felt this way. I suffered from anxiety, panic attacks and depression. If you experience any of the early symptoms, get yourself checked immediately.” — Glynda Alves (28), Bandra resident

« Know more: natural mosquito repellents Want to stay safe from mosquitoes without coming in contact with possibly dangerous chemicals? Dev Goswami tells you about natural herbs and leaves that will keep the pesky pests away In Mumbai, mosquitoes are the bane of many. From gardens and parks to the al-fresco seating of a café and even your home, they are everywhere! Staying away from them is one of the best ways to prevent dengue and malaria. But, how do you do that? We give you a few natural mosquito-repellent options:

better than that of a mosquito coil. All you need to do is burn a few neem leaves and let the fumes spread in a particular area. The fumes will keep the mosquito away. A neat BBQ party trick — throw a handful of neem leaves into the BBQ pit and say goodbye to mosquito bites.

Grind a few garlic pieces in the mixer. Mix the garlic juice along with the tiny pieces of garlic in water and store it in a spray bottle. Using a large amount of water will ensure that you don’t go around smelling like garlic. But, if the smell does bother you, just add a drop of any essence of your choice.

neem: This is one of the most common and easily available leaf that will help keep mosquitoes away. While they can’t be termed pleasant smelling, their odour is definitely

garlic: Yes, we know that you don’t want to be caught with garlic on your breath. So, we aren’t going to tell you to eat it. What you can do instead is make a mosquito repelling spray.

lavender: The essential oil of lavender is known to work well to keep mosquitoes away. Get your hands on the essential oil, mix it with almond and coconut oil and apply it on your

skin before you go out. An added benefit of this mixture is that your skin will be moisturised — something which is much needed during winter. lemon grass: No need to eat it, apply it or spray it. All you need to do is to plant lemon grass in a pot and keep in your windows or the balcony. Lemon grass contains citronella oil which has a strong scent which will keep the mosquitoes away. A good idea would be to have such plants in your building compound.


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dear barbara, My teeth have been yellow ever since I was a child. I don’t smoke or drink coffee, have a healthy diet and brush and floss regularly. I even get my teeth cleaned professionally. But, they never look as pearly white as compared to the smiles I see in magazines and on television. I don’t smile widely and even mumble because I’m ashamed of my teeth. What should I do? — Jasdeep singh, mahim dear Jasdeep, No one has pure white teeth, so don’t use television and media as your basis for comparison. Dentists do have teeth whitening procedures that can help. Although yellow teeth are usually a sign of a bad diet or poor dental hygiene, if you’ve always had teeth like this, it could be due to genetic factors or ill-formed enamel. Visit your dentist to see if there are any other underlying reasons. Apart from flossing and brushing regularly (but not too hard, you don’t want to strip off the remnant enamel), you can opt for bleaching and whitening treatments.

>> You can choose dental implants over dentures, which in many ways are just like your natural teeth

With several misconceptions shrouding dental implants, Shirley Mistry tells you all you need to know before you skip dentures and opt for dental implants instead


>> Dilated or broken capillaries can make the skin around your nose red dear barbara, The skin around my nose is always red. At first, I thought it was because I was suffering from cold, but even now that I’m completely fine, the skin is always red. Even if I use concealer and foundation, it always looks slightly darker than the rest of my skin. What can I do about it? — riya shah, navi mumbai dear riya, The skin around your nose is very delicate, so it could get red because of too much sun or even spicy food. Some people have combination skin with redness and a little flaking, but it can also be caused by oil absorbing products. The skin around your nose is drier, so these products tend to seep down and get trapped there, drying it out and reddening it further. If you use acne products, don’t use them on that area and remember to be very gentle while cleansing. It could also be caused by dilated or broken capillaries near that area, for which there are several treatments available. You should consult a dermatologist though because sometimes it may be a sign of a skin condition.

hile dentures have been a life saver for many, dental implants take technology a notch higher. Although dentures are not permanent, implants are. Also, they are easier to maintain as compared to dentures. Dentures definitely cost less, but in the long run, dental implants work out to be much more economical as their maintenance costs are actually lower. With the basics out of the way, read on as we deal with some common concerns regarding dental implants.

Who is eligible? To put it simply, anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction is eligible to undergo the procedure required to insert dental implants. However, to find out if implants will suit your needs and what type of implants to opt for, visit your dentist for a thorough examination. Also, in rare cases, some medical conditions don’t comply with implants, so check with your doctor before you choose them. Another major factor that determines feasibility is the amount and location of bone available.

What is the procedure? For the placement of a dental implant, the dentist will insert a titanium screw in your jaw bone and then create a mould which is then sent to a lab. The lab produces a permanent prosthetic tooth

that is later attached to the screw. This is why implants are more stable as compared to dentures. Depending on the type, dentures stay attached with dental adhesive, suction from the upper palate or via clips that attach themselves to your neighbouring teeth. Depending on the complexity and number of implants being placed, the procedure can take anywhere between 30 minutes to a few hours. The entire placement process takes a considerable amount of time. First, the patient needs between six to 12 weeks to heal, so that the screw can bond with the jawbone. After this, the crown is attached to the screw. Finally, the permanent crown goes on top, completing the procedure.

is the procedure painful? Anesthesia during the procedure and medication to relieve the pain postoperation takes care of the discomfort. But, it will take four or five days before you feel better. However, this is a general estimate and depending on individual cases and your body’s ability to cope and recover, the time frame will vary.

hoW do i take care of my implants? Here is the good part. Unlike dentures, implants are a substitute for natural

teeth in every sense. So, take care of them just as you would take care of your natural teeth. Brush and floss well and make sure you visit your dentist regularly. Post the insertion of the implants, the dentist will give you a schedule for follow-up visits to ensure nothing is amiss. Make sure you don’t miss an appointment.

can any dentist give me implants? Technically, yes. Any qualified dentist procedures the perform can needed for dental implants. However, we suggest you do your own research before picking a doctor, as many of them may not have much experience in performing the procedure, even though they know what needs to be done in theory.

is this an experimental procedure? Most certainly not. Dental implants are a more recent procedure as compared to dentures; however, there are years of proper research, studies and technology to back it. Given the current state of advanced technology employed during the treatment, it is in no way experimental. While no one can predict a 100% success rate as far as medical procedures are concerned, dental implants do have a rather high success rate.

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Strong anti-Cong mood in Assembly elections

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ATNA/MUMBAI: Non-BJP Opposition parties and NDA ally Shiv Sena on Monday said a ‘strong’ anti-Congress mood was reflected in the outcome of the recent Assembly polls even as former saffron ally JD(U) rubbished the ‘Modi factor’ in BJP winning three of the four states. JD(U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the same time said people will prefer a third party if there is an alterative to Congress and BJP and pointed to the spectacular showing of the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly elections. Kumar while agreeing that the result of the assembly polls in four states was ‘anti-Congress’ said there is no reason for BJP to ‘jump in joy’ which was evident in its ‘below par’ performance in Delhi. Shiv Sena hailed the win of its ally BJP in three states and said it is a step towards ‘revolution’ and also praised AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for his party’s stunning debut. Taking a dig at the Congress, which got a drubbing in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, the Sena in an editorial in

party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said the results showed how weak the base of the Congress has become. The CPI(M) politburo said BJP was the beneficiary of the “strong anti-Congress mood” barring in Delhi where the AAP emerged as a “credible alternative”. CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury was of the view that people were angry with the policies of the Congress and in search of an alternative. “There is no doubt that the results in Assembly elections in four states are anti-Congress. But there is no reason for BJP to jump in joy,” Kumar told PTI in Patna. “There is no wave in favour of BJP... The results show that BJP performance will be dismal in the Lok Sabha elections.” “The gamble BJP took (by appointing Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate) has doomed it ... Delhi is the test case of this,” Kumar who led JD(U) to sever ties with BJP after 17 years over the elevation of Modi said. Referring to poll results in Delhi, he said it threw up a ‘below par’ performance by BJP when they should have easily gained two-third majority in the event of rout of Congress.

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SEASON OF HOMECOMING… Migratory seagulls flock at the Ranmal Lake in Jamnagar on Monday.

No celebrations on Sonia b’day N

EW DELHI: As Congress President Sonia Gandhi turned 67 on Monday, the usually buzzing party office on Akbar Road and her 10 Janpath Road residence bore a deserted look with hardly any kind of celebrations that are seen every year. The area outside the party office and her residence had more mediapersons and policemen than visitors and supporters. On Sunday, the party said that Gandhi will not be celebrating her birthday in view of the demise of Nelson Mandela. The country is observing a five-day state mourn-

ing since Friday as a mark of respect to the late South African leader. Party sources insisted that the decision was not linked to the assembly election results. Brijalal Thakur (51), a Badarpur resident, who has been selling accessories like Congress flags, badges, scarfs, muffler, diaries and directories outside the party office and Gandhi’s residence, however, held the party’s defeat as reason for non-celebrations and his low business. Until noon, he said he was able to sell only two directories, of which one was of Congress while

other was a government directory. “There were no people today. The place is usually buzzing on Sonia Gandhi’s birthday, but today it is deserted. Party haar gayi na, iskeliye (the party’s defeat is the reason),” Thakur said. Even Durga Prasad (40), a resident of Khajuri and a self-confessed die-hard Congress supporter who has been selling party accessories outside its office for his livelihood since 2001 said, “Whenever, the party does good, we are able to sell off things, but if results are like yesterdays then we have a bad day.”

TRIBUTES…. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh writes his message in the condolence book to pay tribute to the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, at the South African High Commission in New Delhi on Monday.

SC issues notice to Subrata Roy on contempt petition N

EW DELHI: In fresh trouble for Sahara group chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Monday asked why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him for allegedly interfering in 2G scam probe. Issuing notice to him on a contempt petition by an Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) Investigating Officer in the the multi-crore scam, the apex court held that the plea was maintainable. Roy is already facing the heat for not refunding investors money as directed by the apex court in a separate case and has been barred from leaving the country. A bench of justices G.S. Singhvi and K.S. Radhakrishnan also issued notices to two journalists working with Sahara Group — Upendra Rai and Subodh Jain — who had allegedly threatened and blackmailed

the officer, PTI reports. The court said that allegation of the officer Rajeshwar Singh is of “very serious nature” and rejected the contention of Roy and his employees that the contempt plea is not maintainable as it was not filed without the consent of the Attorney General. It said that jurisdiction of the Supreme Court under the Constitution is independent of the Contempt of Courts Act and its powers cannot be “denuded, restricted or limited” by the Act. “We are, therefore, of the view that the petition filed under the above mentioned provisions is perfectly maintainable and this Court has got a constitutional obligation to examine the truth of the allegations as to whether the respondents are attempting to derail the investigation which is being monitored by this Court.

OH GOD, GIVE ME SPACE… ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan during his pilgrimage to Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala Sannidhanam.


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TOP VIEW The rupee is now at its real value.

Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Karvy Stock Broking calls a ‘Buy’ on Tata Motors CMP: Rs. 393

Nifty At New High

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Tuesday (December 10, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose substantially on Monday (December 09, 2013) a net 104 points (1.66%) and closed at the 6363 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 6415 points level and that level itself was also the high of the session. The index then declined and turned into a range bound movement until 11.00 a.m. It then declined further and registered the day’s low at the 6345 points level at 11.13 a.m. The index then rose and turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty remained above its previous close throughout the session, moved in a range of 70 points and closed above the psychologically important 6350 points level. Sentiment was extremely bullish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 40 were gainers, 9 were losers and 1 remained unchanged. All the sectoral indices barring consumer durables closed in the green. Substantial buying was seen in capital goods, banking and realty stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 16.60%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was neural. Amongst all the traded stocks, 681 were gainers, 721 were losers and 64 remained unchanged. Slow Stocha stic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen in the over-bought zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator has risen above the slow D line (positive and a buy signal).

RSI Indicator: The RSI rose and crossed above the 60 level and is now rising (positive if it continues).

MACD Indicator: The MACD is above zero and is rising (positive if it continues). It is above its 9-day Average (positive).

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line and both lines are diverging (positive if it continues). The ADX is rising while the Market Index is rising, which indicates that the present up trend is increasing in strength.

a positive bias.

Suppor t Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5921 points level. The next support is at the 5834 points level.

Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance at the 6357 points level was crossed above yesterday. The next resistance is at the 6424 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 = 6375 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6334. Support (2) = 6304. Resistance (1) = 6404. Resistance (2) = 6445. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index after having formed a white body candle has formed a black body candle as the index opened at its peak and closed at a lower level. The index is above its 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the four averages are rising. Further, the index has crossed above a major resistance level at the 6357 points level, but not decisively. Moreover, the 15 days moving average has crossed above the 25 days moving average and now all the four averages are positively trended. The velocity parameters continue to remain positively trended. All these indicate a positive bias and the possibility of a further up move unfolding. Investors are advised to hold long positions.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6245) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 6151) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6148) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 5877) Positive. All the four averages are positively trended. Positive.

Overall Market Strength/Weakness: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a strong market with

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Target Rs. 462

Tata Motors -owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced that it would set up its first manufacturing unit in Brazil with an investment of up to GBP 240 mn over FY15-FY20. It will initially employ 400 people and plans an annual production capacity of 24,000 vehicles. Management plans to bring new vehicles with some local features for Brazil through local manufacturing plant. Construction of the manufacturing facility will commence in mid-2014 and the first vehicles are expected to come off the assembly line in 2016, subject to the final approval of the plans from the Brazilian federal government under its Inovar-auto Programme. JLR has a presence in the Brazilian market for more than 20 years, with a national sales company in Sao Paulo. There are currently 35 dealers across Brazil. In first 10 months of CY13, JLR’s sales volume increased over 40% YoY to 9,549 units in Brazil. The best-selling models in the country include Range Rover Evoque, Freelander and Discovery. As per UK Car Registration data for Nov’13, JLR reported a decline of 0.6% YoY and 1.8% MoM to 4,823 units in UK market. Jaguar fell by 5% YoY (Up 7.7% MoM), while Land Rover grew 0.6% YoY (down 4% MoM). On the Other hand, Audi reported growth of 17% YoY, BMW grew 6.2% YoY and MercedesBenz’s growth of 18% YoY for the month were ahead of JLR’s growth. Overall industry wide car registration grew by 7% YoY & 1.4% MoM to ~159,381 units in Nov’13. Moreover, within car industry, luxury segment (taking sum of key luxury car makers given in table) grew 11.2% YoY and flat MoM to 33,230 units in the month. Our View: JLR is in the process of expanding geographical reach along with launch of new products at regular interval. JLR’s planned expansion into Brazil is the next major step in the company’s strategy to increase its global manufacturing footprint, post Company formed a JV in China for its local manufacturing. Company took the initiative of establishing local manufacturing units due to higher taxes on imported car by local government in these countries. We believe that these initiatives would aid Company’s volumes as well as margins going forward. We reiterate our “BUY” recommendation on Tata Motors with TP of Rs 462 per share.

Nomura calls a ‘Buy’ on ITC CMP: Rs. 313

Target Rs. 392

ITC’s 1QFY14 numbers were 2.4% below our estimates at the PAT level, but the company delivered solid performance on two key parameters. First, cigarette business EBIT grew by 18% y-y with margins up 590 bps y-y. Second, FMCG business delivered 18.4% y-y revenue growth, which indicates continued momentum across the business, although there was some slowdown visible in personal products. Overall, we believe ITC remains on track to deliver high-teens EBIT growth in the cigarette business. ITC’s cigarettes business has delivered consistent 18-20% EBIT growth over the past six years, despite rising taxes, tightening taxation and rising competition. We attribute the EBIT growth to price inelasticity of cigarettes, strong brand recall and ITC’s unmatched distribution network. We believe ITC’s unmatchable strength in the core cigarettes business combined with its ability to quickly scale up new businesses like food and soaps make the stock a compelling long-term idea. We reaffirm our ‘Buy’ rating and raise our TP to Rs 392, implying 17% upside potential from current levels. ITC currently trades at 24.7x FY15F P/E (EPS: Rs 13.6), and despite its brand strength and consistent earnings, it trades at an 8-9% discount to the sector. We maintain ITC as our preferred pick in the consumer space. Volume growth should be in line with our and consensus expectations at ~1 per cent, but additional pricing taken in August is likely to help the company report more improvement in margins for the rest of FY14F. This is a key positive and one that should ensure the company is able to deliver mid-teens EBIT growth in the cigarette business this year. We see limited downside risks to our earnings number for this year and the company remains our top pick in the sector among large caps. The stock trades at a P/E multiple of 25.3x on FY15F earnings of Rs 13.57, which is significantly cheaper than HUL at a P/E of 34.8x on FY15F EPS of Rs 18.44 and also some of the other mid-cap consumer names. Valuations: Our target price is Rs 392. We value the company using a sumof-the-parts valuation methodology. We value the core cigarettes business at Rs 282 a share based on a P/E multiple of 26x on on FY15E earnings. Other SoTP valuations: Hotels business at 22x, which gives a value of Rs 5 a share; the Paper Business EV/EBIT of 8x, which gives a value of Rs 13 a share; New Ventures at 4x sales, which gives a value of Rs 71 a share; the Agri Business at 1x sales, which gives a value of Rs 8 a share; and the Cash and Liquid assets of Rs 13 a share.

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Proposal To Classify Banks As Systemically Important Is Credit Positive, Says Moody’s

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By A Business Reporter


ast Monday, the Reserve Bank of India released a discussion paper outlining potential criteria to identify domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs) that would be required to hold additional loss absorbency buffers beyond the minimum capital ratios required for all Indian banks. If the proposals are implemented, they would be credit positive for banks identified as DSIBs because these banks would be required to have capital buffers that exceed what they would have had otherwise, says Moody’s in a just released report. According to it, based on the criteria contained in the proposal, we consider the country’s largest public - sector bank by assets, State Bank of India (Baa3 stable, D+/ba1 negative 5 ), and the largest private - sector bank by assets, ICICI Bank Limited (Baa3 stable, D+/baa 3 stable), clear candidates to receive the D - SIB designation. Other public - sector banks likely to receive the D - SIB designation are Bank of Baroda (Baa3 stable, D/ba2 negative), Punjab National Bank (Baa3 stable, D /ba3 stable), Bank of India (Baa3 stable, D/ba2 negative) and Canara

Bank (Baa3 stable, D/ba2 negative). Among private - sector banks, we expect HDFC Bank Limited (Baa3 stable, D+/baa3 stable) and Axis Bank Ltd. (Baa3 stable, D+/baa3 stable) to receive the D - SIB designation. The discussion paper requests comments from banks, other institutions and the public by 31 December. The RBI will finalize the criteria and begin classifying banks as D - SIBs starting in August 2015, with additional surcharges applying to the banks starting 1 April 2016. All banks with assets (including off balance - sheet assets) of at least 2% of GDP will be part of the initial sample of banks for computation of systemic importance (see Exhibit 1). In addition, the five largest foreign banks, which would fall below the 2% limit, would also be part of the initial sample. Banks in the initial sample would need to submit additional data to the RBI to determine if they are to be classified as D - SIBs. Based on quantitative rankings and qualitative assessments, the RBI would then place each D - SIB into one of five buckets (mostly in line with the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s guidelines) that would indicate the bank’s relative systemic

importance. The proposed criteria in the discussion paper include size, interconnectedness, substitutability, and complexity, with size weighted 40% and other criteria weighted 20% in the overall score of importance. From there, banks would be required to hold additional common equity Tier 1 (CET1) of 0.2% 1.0% of risk - weighted assets (RWA). Initially, the RBI will also ensure that no ban k falls into the bucket requiring 1% of additional CET1, meaning an additional requirement of 0.8% would be the highest. This would incentivize D - SIBs in the second highest bucket not to increase their systemic importance. In case a bank falls into the highest bucket, the RBI would add another category with higher capital surcharges. Additional capital would be particularly beneficial for the public sector banks because their Tier 1 ratios were 7.7% - 10.1% as of March, which is low compared with larger private - sector banks, whose Tier 1 ratios were 11.1% - 12.8% as of March 2013. To meet the additional capital requirements, we expect public - sector banks designated as D - SIBs to rely on a combination of government capital injections and external capital raising.

HSBC Sees Fiscal Deficit Breaching 5% Mark In FY14 By A Business Reporter


oreign lender HSBC today said the Government’s fiscal deficit target of 4.8% for FY14 is likely to be breached as the revenue growth has slowed, while expenditure has gone up in the first half of the fiscal. Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been repeatedly stressing he will meet the fiscal deficit target of 4.8% of the GDP in this fiscal, but HSBC said the spending- revenue gap may overshoot to 5.1%. “The Finance Minister has put a

line in the sand when it comes to deficit and he last year delivered on his promises. We, therefore, believe the deficit will end up quite close to the target, but slightly higher at 5.1% of the GDP,� it said in a note here. The Minister had set 19.3% revenue growth this fiscal, but it has been only a little over 14% as of November. “Delivering fiscal tightening will be a challenge,� it said, adding the Government will have to compress the expenditure harder to meet the fiscal deficit target. Last fiscal, Chidambaram was

able to better the fiscal gap target on the back of massive expenditure cuts. He has repeatedly stressed that he will not breach the red line of 4.8% target for this fiscal and said his Ministry has front-loaded expenditure in the initial part of FY14. The Government was forced to act on the fiscal deficit target because of the pressure from the rating agencies who had threatened to downgrade India’s sovereign rating to junk status because of the fiscal slippage and other reasons.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Infosys Launches TradeEdge Platform

Infosys yesterday announced the launch of TradeEdge, an insights-driven sales platform, which would provide visibility to global brands across the demand chain from distributors to consumers. “It (TradeEdge) will provide brands one of the most affordable ways to expand reach in the emerging markets,� Infosys Chairman N R Narayana Murthy told reporters here.

Santos Pulls Out Of Indian Oil And Gas Blocks

Australia’s Santos wants to exit its two oil and gas exploration block in Bay of Bengal due to delays in getting approvals to start work. Santos, Australia’s third-largest oil and gas producer, was in February 2007 awarded two blocks south-east of Kolkata, has written to the government saying it has not been able to carry out exploration in the area because of defence restrictions and maritime boundary dispute with Bangladesh.

FinMin Reviews Actions Taken Against NSEL

The government yesterday reviewed actions being taken by various regulators and enforcement agencies in the Rs 5,600 crore National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) payment crisis. “We had a review meeting on NSEL. Concerned regulators are taking action,� Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram told reporters here. NSEL is facing problem of settling Rs 5,600 crore dues to 13,000 investors after it suspended trade on July 31 on government directions.

Government Prepares Draft Policy On Surplus Coal

The government has prepared a draft policy on utilisation of surplus coal from captive mines and is awaiting comments from various departments. “Government has formulated a draft policy on usage of surplus coal, including middlings, rejects, etc, which has been circulated to various ministries/ departments for obtaining their comments,� Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakash Babu Patil said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

Fund Raising Via Debt Placement Hits 4-Month Low

Fund raising by India Inc through private placement of debt securities or bonds fell to a four-month low of over Rs 11,000 crore in November. According to the data available with the market regulator Sebi, companies garnered a total of Rs 11,175 crore from debt on a private placement basis through 92 issues.

India Imported 8,041 Tonnes Of Onion In Sept-Nov

India imported more than 8,041 tonnes of onions during the period between September 1 and November 13 to contain the rise in the vegetable’s prices, Parliament was informed yesterday. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Food Minister K V Thomas said 8,041 tonnes of onion were imported during September 1 and November 13 from China, Egypt, Pakistan and Thailand.

WDM Witnesses Trade Worth Rs 3,145.75 Cr On NSE

The Wholesale Debt Market segment of the National Stock Exchange yesterday witnessed a total turnover of Rs 3,145.75 crore in 63 trades. Top securities traded at the WDM were: The 364-days Treasury bills (issue no. 271114), Government securities maturing in CG2023 and the 91-days Treasury bills (issue no.060314), the NSE release said.

JustDial Launches Search Plus Engine By Dominic Rebello



ustdial recently launched the search plus engine, which enables local merchants to sell online various branded goods such as mobile phones, camera, etc. These goods will also be sold by neighborhood stores participating through the platform. One can search for a product and browse through a list of vendors in their surroundings along with their offer price. Justdial in now the enabler of such transactions. The site allows the users to sort these results based on location, distance, user ratings and price. One can then click on the ‘Buy Now’ button on their preferred product listing, provide the delivery address, enter the code sent by Justdial to their mobile phone and make the payment and the product will be delivered at their doorstep. It currently offers payment options like credit and debit cards, netbanking,

and cash on delivery. Justdial will shortly add a ‘Trust Factors’ tab to these listings to aid the purchase decision and add credibility. The trust factor tab will include the year of establishment, a JD verified stamp, the overall ratings of the vendor and even ratings from one’s friends. Besides this, the site has also introduced new services like flower delivery, doctor appointment, laundry pickup, grocery shopping and pharmacy supplies among others. While the flower delivery has been provided a separate section on the site, all the other services has been integrated to the respective vendor listings on the site which appears when users searches for a specific category. For instance, the grocery shopping option appears when users search for grocery shops on Justdial, following which they can browse through the products offered by the vendor and place their order.

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 After a party, David Hargrove gives a ride home to his colleagues Emily Brandt and Corey Thompson. Corey decides to have dinner and they go to an isolated ATM. Soon they are threatened by an unknown man and they become trapped in the ATM trying to survive. HBO, 9 p.m.



 In tonight’s episode, we will see, Sanchi reveals that she is aware of the medicines Anandi has been indirectly trying to feed her and snaps at her in a disrespectful manner. At the same time, Shiv enters and warns Sanchi to tone down her language as she speaks rudely to him as well. Further, Sanchi’s gets even more arrogant and back answers Shiv. Anandi is unable to tolerate Sanchi’s behavior and gives her a piece of her mind. Colors, 8 p.m.  Shruti who has taken a firm decision to prove herself as the adarsh bahu of her new Sasural tries her best to win her saas Prabha n family’s heart. With a husband as supportive and as loving as Sanjay, will Shruti be able to win her mother-in-law’s love? Zee TV, 10 p.m.


 When Ratan and Ranvi are stunned to hear that Surjeet has manipulated Ranvi into signing the wrong papers. They are now falling short of 5 lakh ro get their land back from Surjeet. What will they do now? Star Plus, 10.30 p.m.


 It’s a struggle to survive in the animal kingdom in a kill or be killed mantra on a daily basis. KILLING FOR A LIVING documents the different yet lethal techniques used to stay alive, by animals, which work in well-organized groups or as “loners” which use camouflage and surprise tactics. Animal Planet, 7 p.m.


 Discovery Science in one of its fascinating series presents, STRANGEST WEATHER ON EARTH, which explores a range of fas-

Balika Vadhu, Colors, 8 p.m.

cinating weather events. Meet the eyewitnesses caught up in extraordinary events and discover the science behind these bizarre phenomena. Discovery Science, 9 p.m.


 The two families each obtain invitations to join a country club. The Weavers attempt dissuade their neighbors from joining by explaining to them about the exclusivity of membership. The discussion focuses on different social classes of humans and the Zabvronians’ “equality” standards. Each family agrees the discrimination is wrong and neither join—until Marty later informs Debbie that he wants to join. Star World, 8 p.m.


 While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry, and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show. Starring Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso, Star Movies, 9 p.m .


 Farmer Hoggett wins a runt piglet at a local fair and young Babe, as the piglet decides to call himself, befriends and learns about all the other creatures on the farm. He becomes special friends with one of the sheepdogs, Fly. With Fly’s help, and Farmer Hoggett’s intuition, Babe embarks on a career in sheepherding with some surprising and spectacular results. Zee Studio, 10.30 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.


 Set on the backdrop of US, Vishwas (Naga Chaitanya) is a fearless guy who just passes out of college. He has an elder brother Rajeev (Sri Ram) and sister-in-law Preethi (Sameeksha). Vishwas’s life takes a turn when he chances upon Priya (Kajal) and it is love at first sight for him. Meanwhile, two dons (Rahul Dev, Kelly Dorjee) run international prostitution rings and keep selling girls. A chance incident gets Vishwas to tangle with the bad guys.


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 Vicky Kapoor, the only son of multi-millionaire industrialist, Amarnath, grows up to be an alcoholic, a spolit brat with a good heart. Amarnath has detached himself completely from Vicky’s life, and provides him money in lieu of affection and care, leaving this to be taken care of by Munshi Phoolchand. Vicky is very resentful of being ignored by his dad in this manner, and leaves no stone unturned to mock and belittle him at every available opportunity. Amarnath hopes to get his son married, but Vicky loves Meena, the daughter of a poor blind man, which is not acceptable to Amarnath. One day, Amarnath decides he has had enough and decides to turn Vicky out of his house. He has him sign waivers, and asks him to get out, which Vicky happily does. While Vicky is relieved of being freed from his dad’s control, the question remains that with no skills at making a living, how is Vicky to survive in a cold-hearted world? Zee Cinema, 9 p.m.


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The Three Stooges, Star Movies, 9 p.m.

From then on, they are out to kill him. On the other hand, Priya’s marriage gets settled with another person. How does Vishwas handle both the problems? Is he successful? What has Rajeev got to do with the incidents? M ax, 9 p.m.


 The Angels—Natalie, Dylan, and Alex are back again but this time they’re preparing for a strike without even warning as they go undercover to retrieve two missing silver bands. These are no ordinary rings. They contain valuable encrypted information that reveal the new identities of every person in the Federal Witness Protection Program. When witnesses start turning up dead, only the Angels, using their expertise as masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts can stop the perpetrator, a mysterious “fallen” Angel. Aided by their trusty colleague, Jimmy Bosley, the Angels’ adventure begins at a remote Mongolian outpost and ends only after Dylan is forced to face a dark secret from her past — a secret that puts the lives of her two best friends in danger. Pix, 9 p.m


 While on the way to the airport, Mala, who Jignesh Patel believes is going to be his future girlfriend, must listen to the romantic overtures of a group who are obsessed with the popular number 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' from the movie 'Aa Gale Lag Jaa'. The story is about Jai Singh Rathore and Aditi Wadia, two friends who are so close that the Wadias decide to get them married. But both disagree, and decide to seek soul mates for each other. With Aditi's help, Jai meets Meghna, and both fall in love with each other. Jai is introduced to her parents, who also approve of him. Aditi's is then introduced to Sushant Modi, who instantly finds approval, even with her reclusive brother, Amit. Mala anxiously awaits the climax as the story unfolds with many twists and turns. B4U, 9 p.m.



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Taarak FIR Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyar Taarak Mehta… Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyar Baal Veer Taarak Chidiya Ghar Jeanie Aur Juju Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir FIR Taarak Mehta

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Top Hooker History of the World Man vs Wild Toughest Driving Tests Forbidden


How It’s Made Storm Chasers Future Weapons Deconstructed How It’s Made Best of Dis Science Antariksh How It’s Made Strangest Weather On Earth 9.30 Mean Machines 10.00 Future Weapons 11.00 Best of Disc Science


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Dexter Castle The Neighbors Two And A Half Men Masterchief Australia Castle Koffee with Karan The Neighbors Two And A Half Men Masterchief Australia How I Met Your Mother 2 Broke Girls Castle


The Lying Game Ellen Degeneres Show Just For Laughs The Lying Game EllenDegeneres Shows The Big Bang Theory Malibu Country Lost The Laying Game Poirot


Britain’s Next Top Model NCIS Maximum Exposure The X Factor 90210 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Maximum Exposure Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals Rules of Engagement 90210 BNTM NCIS


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Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki Bani Iahq da Kalma Comedy Nights with Kapil Sanskaar: Dharohar Apnon Ki Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala Bigg Boss Saath 7 Uttaran Bani – Ishq da Kalma Balika Vadhu


P.M 2.00 Firangi Bahu 2.30 Aakhir Bhau Bhi…. 3.00 Dushman Duniya Ka: Film, Jeetendra, Sumalatha 6.00 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi… 6.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 7.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai 7.30 Firangi Bahu 8.00 Haunted Nights: Kaun Hai Who?


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News in Marathi Ek Divas Celebrity Sobat Daivacha Ha Khel Nirala Mazi Maye Bheti Lagi Jiva Sansar Maza Wegala News in Marathi Aatmabhang Mala Bhetleli Mansa Krishi Darshan Amachi Mati Amachi Mase Patla Tar Ghya News in Marathi Vidhimandal Samalochan Antakshari The News Parliament News


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Back To The Future Part I For The Love of the Game Assault On Precinct 13 Back To The Future Part II Babe Assault On Precinct 13


The Tower Hot Ice West Is West Hotel Transylvania Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle The Tuxedo

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P.M. 12.00 Holi Aayi Re: Shatrughan Sinha, Mala Sinha 3.00 Page 3: Konkana Sen 6.00 Mangal Pandey-The Rising: Amir Khan, Rani M 9.00 Hanuman: Animation A.M. 9.00 Astiva: Tabu, Sachin Khedekar


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Afternoon Despatch & Courier


By Amarendra Dhaneshwar


aints and holy men have always looked upon music as the right medium for spreading their message of universal love and brotherhood. Saints like Mirabai, Soordas,Thyagraja and Ramdas used music as their medium of communication, as did Sufi saints like Nizamuddin Auliya and Baba Farid. Kabir, Nanak and saints from the19th century like Ramakrishna Paramhans and his disciple Swami Vivevekanand were also deep into music. In factVivekanand, as musicologist Dr. Ashok Ranade described him, was a product of the ‘Indo Persian Culture’ and was a well trained dhrupad singer. His 150th birth anniversary was observed last year. Fittingly enough, an interfaith dialogue was organised recently at the Bhaidas Hall in Vile Parle (West) which was attended by scholars of

all faiths and included a productive interaction. As a part of this conference, a series of musical performances was organised. Famous singer Padma Talwalkar who skilfully blends Jaipur, Kirana and strands of Gwalior gharana in her music performed at the event. Talwalkar has trained under famous musicians like Moghubai Kurdikar, Nivruttibuwa Sarnaik and Gajananrao Joshi. Nityanand Haldipur, who plays the bansuri in the authentic Pannalal

Ghosh style, also performed with quiet dignity. It was Pannalal Ghosh who brought the bansuri – which was essentially a pastoral instrument – into the arena of classical concert music. Jayteerth Mevundi, the popular Kirana vocalist who reflects the style of the great Bhimsen Joshi, sang the raga ‘Shudhkalyan’ with artistry. Brijnarayan, one of our finest sarod players also played at this festival, accompanied on the tabla by Nayan Ghosh – one of the most accomplished musicians of the country. The festival ended with a tabla jugalbandi by father-son duo Nayan and Ishan Ghosh. Ishan is barely 13 years old and plays with rare maturity and virtuosity and both engaged in a display of percussion fireworks. The Sangeet Natak Academy awards were recently announced. Among the recipients areVeena Sahasrbuddhe, Aruna Sairam and Dhruba Ghosh. Sahasrabuddhe dominated the concert scene in the 90s while Sairam has emerged as one of the most popular voices of Carnatic music. Her jugalbandi with Gwalior gharana singer Neela Bhagwat have left a lasting impression. Dhruba Ghosh, the sarangi maestro, has done the country proud by winning a Grammy Award last year.

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By Sandeep Hattangadi

oday’s generation has become so addicted to mobile phones, the Internet and social media like Facebook and Twitter that they don’t seem to have time to interact with their own family. While technology has been useful in enabling people to communicate across borders and to interact with people all over the world, there is a lack of warmth in these interactions as compared to personal ones. The older generation that cannot adjust to this change keeps cribbing about it. The film ‘Thoda Tuza Thoda Maza’, made by producer director Anil Kakade, has tried to lessen the distance between the two generations and has portrayed the changing culture of the youth. While interacting with the young generation, parents experience a generation gap so often, but instead of being stubborn about one’s own views, if both can understand each others’ viewpoints, it will certainly help to decrease the distance. There are three generations in the film with noted actor Vikram Gokhale playing the role of the grandfather, Ajinkya Deo playing the father and Nikhil Kakade playing the son. Every father tends to forget how he and his own father could not get along when he was young, and expects his son to follow the values and guidelines set by him. The patriarch Vikram Gokhale in the film has a very close bond with his town, culture and tradition. His son Ramesh, who has been bought up with the same values, has similar expectations from his son Sameer.

t was amazing to watch teenaged dancers performing varied classical dances with a lot of devotion, involvement and enthusiasm at the first Brahma Naad Dance Competition, organised by the Brahma Naad Arts Academy, in collaboration with Rachana Sansad at their auditorium in Prabhadevi, last Sunday. This programme is the first of its kind and has been organised by renowned Bharata Natyam exponent Guru Deepak Mazumdar and his talented disciple Rupak Mehta. The judges were Kathak exponent Padma Sharma, Bharata Natyam exponent Nalini Raghu, and Guru Deepak Mazumdar. Incidentally, both prize winners in the junior and the senior category were Kuchipudi dancers. The judgement was purely on the quality of performance with no discrimination against any particular style. Both the Kuchipudi dancers Shweta Nayak – in the senior category – and Rakshita Thavri performed Balagopala Tarangam, an extract from Narayana Tirtha’s Krishna Leela Tarangam, vividly describing the ‘Charitram’ and the pranks of little Lord Krishna. The dancers performed with precision while maintaining the elegance and the technical quality of the Kuchipudi style. Shweta revealed better command over rhythmic patterns while dancing on the rim of the brass plate as compared to Rakshita. While most of the dancers performed well, it was not easy for the judges to pick up the best winners. Bharata Natyam and Kathak dancers bagged some

prizes too. Both Mohiniattam and Odissi had only single entries, but their performances were also pleasing Teenaged Kuchipudi dancer Rakshita Thavri bagged the first prize in the junior category of the classical dance competition which included different styles like Bharata Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak and Mohiniattam. The other prize winners in the juniors include Savani Mohite, Esha and Priyanjali Rao. The first prize in the senior category went to Sweta Nayak while other prize winners included Vani Nedungadi, Ragini Nagar, Nayantara from Singapore and the only male dancer Kadam Parikh. Anand Satchinandan, another male dancer who participated in the festival, is a disciple of renowned Bharata Natyam exponent Guru V,P,Dhananyan. Although he was technically perfect, he exceeded the time limit and the erratic stopping of the music was distracting. This programme is the first in the series to promote classical arts and to encourage young talent.

NEWS IN BRIEF ‘Sangharsh’ unveiled

R. VIRAJ directed ‘Sangharsh’ was released for the first time in a hotel in Thane recently in the presence of film stars Rajesh Shringarpure, Madhavi Nimkar, Arun Nalawde, Prajakta Mali, Vilas Ujawnnea and Sushant Shelar. The music is by Nishikant Sadafule and Bapi-Tutul, while the film is produced under the banner of Vigyan Siddhi Films.

Mohini Attam festival

KERALA Sangeet Natak Akademi and Guru Lata Surendra’s Anjali Bharata Natyam Research Trust has organised an exclusive Mohini Attam festival at the Mysore Association auditorium for three days, commencing on December 13. The leading dancers who will be performing include Dr. Deepti Omcherry, Ayswaria Wariar and Vinita Nedungadi. The organiser, Guru Lata Surendra, is also the winner of the prestigious Kalashree Award, given by Kerala Sangeet Natak Akademi to outstanding dancers. It is a noble gesture on her part to organise this unique festival in Mumbai. Admission is free and all art lovers are welcome.

‘TP’ to release on Jan 3

ESSELVISIONS and Producer-director Ravi Jadhav’s unique love story ‘TP’ is all set to release on January 3. The film – a musical love story – stars Prathamesh Parab, Ketaki Mategavkar, Bhalchandra Kadam, Meghna Erande, Supriya Pathare, Uday Sabnis, Bhushan Pradhan, Vaibhav Mengle and Urmilla Kanetkar. The music is by ChinarMahesh.

Ustads and Pandits in action

KALASANGAM will hold a unique programme of classical music entitled ‘Summit with Maestros’ at Shanmukhananda Hall, King’s Circle on Friday, December 13 at 6.30 pm. Dr. Umayalpuram Sivaraman, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Pt. Bhawani Shankar as well as three rhythm and percussion masters, will present an ensemble. Ustad Rashid Khan and Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan will also present a jugalbandi.

Angarki release on Dec 13

IDEAL Entertainments and producer Avinashraje Mohite’s ‘Angarki’ is all set to release on December 13. Starring Makarand Anaspure and Tejaswini Pandit in stellar roles, the film has been directed by Chandrakant Dudhgavkar. The film is about a Sanskrit scholar who comes to Mumbai to do his Ph.D and how a fateful meeting with a Muslim girl changes his life. The film also stars Avtar Gill, Swapnil Rajshekhar, Sharad Ponkshe, Dr.Vilas Ujawne and Vilas Rakte. The music is by Harshit Abhiraj.


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ACROSS: 7 Key substitute (8) 9 A body of examiners taken into ship (6) 10 You and Eve (6,6) 11 A small insect with eastern relative (6) 13 A fast riser, perhaps, but only for a second (6-2) 14 Indifference caused by losing one's ship? (13) 17 Cupid's a strange figure to engrave in a trophy (5,3) 19 Platforms for speakers or star turns (6) 20 He has his ups and downs in the big building (4,8) 22 Fellow embraced by one French female is ruined (6) 23 Troubled, rest quietly on a donkey but it's an intrusion (8)

DOWN: 1 Hide German song: Travel Up and Down (3,5) 2 Slides down the slope, wanting kiss, in a spin (4) 3 Put out, perhaps by a revolutionary acknowledgement of a hit (6) 4 In the end he turned two pages and came on it (8) 5 Clearly the speaker doesn't suffer from it (10) 6 Decorative room changed with a little bit of luck (6) 8 Rum perhaps but relatively agreeable person? (7,6) 12 State of distress - one could get it on a cliff (10) 15 Did something about putting a note on record, as is customary

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. The Clue: Part of a meal?









MATH PYRAMID 670 right way (6) 19 Was a traitor turning over a seaman to Senator Kennedy? (6) 21 Censures strikes (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 6 Fella, 7 Trotter, 9 Seethings, 10 X-ray, 11 Athena, 12 Immerses, 13 Close quarters, 16 Foolscap, 18 Peddle, 21 Octa, 22 Air pocket, 23 Ensigns, 24 Dates. DOWN: 1 California, 2 Chapbook, 3 Dryads, 4 Baited, 5 Uncle sam, 6 Lima bean, 7 Aslant, 8 Wire, 14 Cartoonist, 16 Enrolled, 17 Talk shop, 18 Agitated, 20 Tidier, 21 Wait up, 22 Cedric, 23 Mesh


ACROSS: 1 Aperture (4) 5 Alley (4) 6 Bed sheets (5) 7 Aspirations (5) 8 Circular figures (5) 9 Or ___, unspecific threat (4) 10 Turned red perhaps, (4)




(8) 16 New York City's bizarre curse, say (8) 18 How one gets a sling pointed the


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



DOWN: 1 ___ disc : painful back condition (7) 2 Alley divisions (5) 3 In binary, two of these make zero (4) 4 ___ Little Indians (3) 6 At large (5) 7 ___ cow! (4) 8 Calculator display (3)

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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MOON : Moon enters Pisces at 7.55 a.m. TITHI : Durgashtami NAKSHATRA : Purvbabhadrapad RASHI : Meen (Pisces) D.Ch.Z. LUCKY COLOUR : Grey and Yellow LUCKY NUMBER : 4

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: New deals signed will bring monetary gains. You will be redecorating your home and also investing in landed estate or property. You will be going on a long vacation in the company of your beloved. Do not take too much stress or you will feel exhausted. Otherwise your health will be generally good.

BABIES BORN TODAY: Will be good looking, well built, with attractive lips, eyes, healthy and long lived. Will like good food, especially well presented. Honest, sincere with good leadership qualities. Humane and kind but discerning about whom to extend help. Good business acumen, a career in banking, government or even a creative field in the media will lead to gains. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): You will have an unexpected windfall. Remember to put the money in savings rather than spend it on pleasure as you are going to require the money for a contingency later. Matters at home need your attention perhaps a family member wants your help. Take care of your own health.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Keep yourself occupied with routine work activities for you will benefit through your current job or enterprise. Home and family life is happy and an elder or a parent who was not keeping good health will now recover. The married will share perfect understanding and manage to steal a few moments together despite an extremely crowded schedule.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You discover that you have to put in more money and efforts in the current task to make it viable and profitable. However, you must take personal interest in giving it the final shape for others may not be well equipped to handle it as efficiently. A hectic and tiring schedule takes its toll on plans for the evening.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Your monetary position will be strengthened. Travel for a long distance journey is likely or there could be some favorable news from overseas. Several barriers in an association will be overcome and this will lead to trust and better understanding of each other. Look forward to a quiet evening with your beloved just enjoying the good things of life together.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You will be full of enthusiasm and will be able to handle every task efficiently. You will be giving finishing touches to your current task, which will lead to some monetary gains. The money you receive now can be gainfully invested in fresh ventures. Your mate or beloved will be a great source of strength and succor.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Make every effort to advance your present position. Push ahead in your work by completing the assigned task on schedule. If you follow a well thought-out course of action, you can achieve the results you want. Those who have been traveling will be returning to home and family.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): New work proposals will come your way. Take expert opinion before any commitment. Sales transactions will go through smoothly and you are likely to gain. Investments in some land or property are indicated. There is a going to be a new romantic interest in your life.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You will strike a good bargain getting you immediate benefits. Concentrate on your routine work, which is now, poised for a major growth. Personal relationships are disappointing. Don’t let it bother you. You can’t please everybody. At times you can feel alone and forsaken.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Expansion of work and fresh activities leads to gain. Those in creative or artistic fields will do very well. Some of you will be commended for your efforts. Better prospects for work and career are indicated. An important meeting scheduled for today will be a success. You will make good contacts. Get through to those who are important to you and show how much you care.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): You will have to work in co-operation with others to make any headway in your career. Partnerships and joint efforts will do well. Caution is advised in your dealings with strangers. Someone is trying to get the better of you and know more about your personal life.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): All is not lost, you are may be feeling low today accept your limitations but think about what is in your favor and pursue your goals. You will have all the help that you need. Try to be patient with people who care for you and be just concerned about the way you are today. Relationships could suffer if you let minor irritants upset you.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): You will do well at work and monetary gains are indicated. Perhaps you may be cited for an honor for a recent achievement. Those who have been unwell will make a quick recovery. A happy occasion will be celebrated in the family. This maybe something, you have been really looking forward to. You shine out at a social gathering as a charming attractive person. A meeting with a new friend has the makings of a torrid romance.



QUICK CROSSWORD 4838 ACROSS: 1 Bollywood's ____ Dutta (4) 4 A word which describes an action "braved" anagram (6) 8 ___ and Garba : folk dances from Gujarat? (3) 10 __ __ example : e.g.? (2,2) 13 Exhaust pipe (8) 14 Groups of words without finite verbs forming parts of sentences? (7) 15 Intoxicated (6) 17 Wrist ornaments (9) 21 If at first you don't succeed, ___, ____ again.... (same word)? (3) 22 Spanish gold (3) 23 Military inits., 1946-92 (3) 26 City in Uttar Pradesh (9) 27 Search for a word in the dictionary, perhaps? (4,2) 28 Hose supporters (7) 32 Pleasure sailing (8) 34 Plant seed, meat substitute (4) 35 Be inquisitive and nosy (3) 36 Soviet newspaper (6) 37 A prefix meaning "against" (4) DOWN: 1 ___ frog: game in which one jumps over others? (4) 2 Animal noise (4) 3 Catherine's pet name? (4) 5 Triangle alluvial tracts at river`s mouth (6) 6 Record label inits. (3) 7 Familiarity _____ contempt, it's said? (6) 9 Elite military force (3) 11 It is worn mostly by a man (5) 12 ___ Sinatra : Frank's daughter? (5) 15 "Oats" anagram for a type of portico? (4) 16 Applaud (4) 18 Jason's ship (4) 19 ____ lines : railway or telegraph line that diverges from main line and joins it again? (4) 20 Blunder, make a mistake (3) 23 Mug ___ : identifying photographs of a


SUDOKU 2024 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: M equals H

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

suspect or criminal? (5) 24 Indian spicy food preparation (5) 25 (Equipment) misbehave (4,2) 26 Removed or destroyed the internal fittings of a building, etc. (6)

28 Gross Natl. Prod. (3) 29 Taj Mahal locale (4) 30 English batsman ___ Morgan (4) 31 Japanese rice drink (4) 33 Afternoon refresher of local origin? (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Dispur, 7 Adhesive, 8 Sear, 10 Aflame, 11 Plasma, 14 Asp, 16 Extol, 17 Hate, 19 Baste, 21 Kudos, 22 Panel, 23 Thaw, 26 Cabin, 28 Vie, 29 Aligns, 30 Silica, 31 Hair, 32 Anecdote, 33 Dagger. DOWN: 1 Detach, 2 Please, 3 Rare, 4 Pellets, 5 First, 6 Feral, 8 Slat, 9 Amp, 12 Axe, 13 Mocha, 15 Cadet, 18 Appal, 19 Bun, 20 Sol, 21 Kannada, 22 Pig, 23 Tiling, 24 Heir, 25 Weaver, 26 Cabal, 27 Bidet, 28 Via, 30 Shed.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1843 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: Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better

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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: 25 average; 27 good; 29 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: dent, desist, diet, dint, dissent, DISSIDENT, distend, edit, inset, insist, insisted, nest, sent, site, sited, stein, tend, tide, tided, tidied, tidiness, tied, tine, tined.






Atul Maru (Chairman, National Sports Club of India), Frank Brandon (Head of South African Gojukai), Kyoshi Shahi Vispy B Kapadia (President & Founder, All India Gojukai Karate-Do), Viresh S Mathur ( Chairman – Organizing Committee, 6th Karate-Do Gojukai World Championship & Congress), Suprakash Mukhopadhyay (Chairman, Tata Sports Club) and Kamlesh Talreja (Joint Secretary, National Sports Club of India)


Club of India (NSCI), Mumbai. Every four years, I.K.G.A. member countries come together in goodwill and competition for the I.K.G.A. World Championships. This year, A.I.G.K, the Indian chapter of I.K.G.A., under the leadership of Kyoshi Vispy Kapadia, will for the first time host the prestigious event in India. The championship was earlier held in Chiba Port Arena (1993), Brazil (1997), Australia (2001), Holland (2005) and South Africa (2009). This is the first-ever world championship of any style of karate to be hosted in Azad Shrivastav | ADC

UMBAI: All India Gojukai Karate-Do (A.I.G.K.) and the Tata group will together present the 6th Karate- Do Gojukai World Championship & Congress 2013 in association with the International Karate-do Gojukai Association (I.K.G.A). The karate world championship, which is taking place for the first time in India, will host almost 1,000 participants from 32 countries from across the globe. It will be held from December 11 –15, 2013 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, National Sports

India and Saiko Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi, the world-renowned global head of IKGA, will be the supreme head of this championship. At the briefing, Kyoshi Vispy Kapadia, President & Founder, All India Goju-kai KarateDo, said, “In our endeavour to promote the sport of karate in India, we proudly present the 6th World Karate-Do Gojukai Championship on our home turf. The championship has received excellent response from internationally ranked players and promises to showcase top-level competition in

the true spirit of the sport.” This year, the world championship will witness contestants from countries like Japan, South Africa, the USA and Eastern Asian nations, among others. Contestants will compete for winning positions in gripping knock-out sessions spread across the five days of the championship. The championship will host bouts under three categories kata, kumite and bunkei-kata kumite, to be performed both solo and in pairs-of-two under the appended categories.

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YDERABAD: Having overcome a shoulder injury, India’s top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman today said he was working hard to remain strong and break into top 60 in the near future. “I have had a good 2013. Coming back from 600 to inside the top 100. So, now, I feel like there is a good chance for me to build and get back inside the top 75 and top 60 hopefully,” Somdev, whose career best ranking has been 62, told PTI here. Somdev, along with other top players like Rohan Bopanna, is currently training at the Sania Mirza Tennis Academy on the outskirts of the city. One of his greatest achievements so far has been on the ATP World tour when he reached the finals of the Chennai Open in 2009. Asked when a similar performance could be expected from him



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Ronak sets the pool alight

MUMBAI: Six-year-old Ronak Sawant of Our Lady of Salvation School, Dadar set the only meet record of the opening day while bagging three gold, a silver and the individual championship in a spectacular effort, in the 36th Bombay YMCA Inter School & Junior College Aquatic Championship at the YMCA Swimming Pool, Mumbai Central. True to his name, Ronak, the son of a traffic policeman, set the pool alight as he set a new meet record in the boys under-7 25 freestyle with a stunning 16.65 seconds that shattered the 2003 mark of 17.32 set by Karan Jaising of Bombay Scottish, Mahim. Worli lad Ronak was in devastating form and added the 25m backstroke and breaststroke gold while leaving formidable Vibgyor High duo and arch-rivals Spandan Yeole and Ethan Sequeira trailing by a long way in a riveting battle for supremacy amongst the trio. Ronak, who emulated his effort of last year when as a five-year-old he burst into the limelight with the individual championship in the YMCA Inter Club, was the toast of the day but tears rolled down when he missed the fourth gold after finishing second in the 25m butterfly.

Akut, Dethan bag doubles title

MUMBAI: Swapnil Akut and Abhishek Dethan won the men’s doubles title in the inaugural Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana Open Tennis tournament organized at the WCG hard courts crushing veterans Bhushan Akut and Ajay Lakhotia 6-2 6-2. Youngsters Swapnil and Abhishek dominated right from the start of the match with their attacking tennis. The duo displayed exceptional agility and fitness enthralling the audience. Bhushan and Ajay after winning the championship in another category, had to play back to back matches and that took a toll on their play as they were simply outplayed by their opponents in straight sets.

again, Somdev said, “Hopefully, this year (this season). You never know. All I can do, or for that matter any player can, is really work hard, try his best. Sometimes results come and sometimes they don’t come. So, I think all you have to do is work hard and try to improve, put in a good effort and then let whatever happens, happen.”

Pakistan clinch last-ball win over Afghanistan

S VIEWING GAIL FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE: International wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle with woman wrestler Gail Kim at a promotional event in Mumbai on Monday.

HARJAH (UAE): Pakistan overcame stiff resistance from minnows Afghanistan to win the first-ever Twenty20 international between the two countries by six wickets in Sharjah on Sunday. Chasing a challenging 138-run target, Pakistan were held to the final over of the match and won on a wide off the last delivery of the

match. Skipper Mohammad Hafeez kept his cool to finish with a 37-ball 42 not out as Pakistan needed six off the final over bowled by Dawlat Zadran and one off the last delivery. Hafeez hit two boundaries and a six during his knock and avoided any major hiccup against a fighting Afghan team.

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IN BRIEF Sports Minister happy with IOA’s constitution amendment

NEW DELHI: Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh today expressed satisfaction over IOA’s decision to bar chargeframed individuals from contesting its elections by bringing in a constitutional amendment. Facing derecognition from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the IOA amended its constitution at its Special General Body meeting here on Sunday. A press release by the ministry stated that, Jitendra Singh had led a government delegation to the IOC headquarters in Lausanne earlier this year to ensure that conditions are created for ending the suspension of IOA at the earliest.

Tuffey promises to cooperate with ICC in fixing probe

WELLINGTON: After expressing shock at his name cropping up in a match-fixing inquiry, former New Zealand cricketer Daryl Tuffey has now promised to “cooperate” in the ICC investigations but insisted that he was not the probe’s focus. Tuffey’s name came up in media reports last week as one of three former New Zealand internationals — along with Chris Cairns and Lou Vincent — linked to the inquiry. Tuffey, who took 187 wickets in an 11-year international career, said he would cooperate in the ICC probe. “Mr Tuffey does not believe he is the focus of this investigation. He intends to fully cooperate with the ICC and provide them with any relevant information in his possession,” Tuffey’s lawyers said in a statement here.

ITPA not competing with AITA: Jaideep Mukherjee

HYDERABAD: Asserting that the Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA) was not in competition with the AITA, its president Jaideep Mukherjee today said the body only aims at helping out players and the game at large. “We exist to help the All India Tennis Association (AITA) out. We are not going to interfere in the selection matters and all that. That is up to the selection committee. If they ask for our help, we are always there,” Mukherjee told PTI here. “Being tennis players and ex-players, we know what is happening, we will always be there. So, this is a group working for the interest of the tennis players. Not in any selection matters, that is the prerogative of the All India Tennis Association (AITA),” he added

Wrestlers strike gold at Commonwealth Championships

NEW DELHI: The Indian men’s Greco Roman wrestling team notched up a rich haul of seven gold, five silver and two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Championships held in Johannesburg from December 5 to 7. The women’s team ended runner-up in the event by winning two gold, four silver & five bronze. Earlier, the freestyle men’s team won the champions trophy with seven gold, four silver and three bronze medals.


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Malaysia finish on top of Pool D, New Zealand finish 2nd


EW DELHI: With their backs to the wall, hosts India have no other option but to win in a tricky encounter against Korea in their do-or-die final Pool C match to progress to the quarterfinals of the Hero Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup here tomorrow. After a 2-3 defeat against formidable Netherlands in their tournament opener, India kept themselves in the hunt for the knock-out stage by eking out a hard-fought 32 win over Canada in their next match at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium. But India cannot afford either a loss or a draw against Korea in their final pool match to secure their quarterfinal berth. Both India and Korea are on three points each from two outings but Korea have a better goal difference and a draw would be enough for them to pip the home team and go forward. With two wins out of as many games, Netherlands have already qualified for the quarterfinals from Pool C. The Manpreet Singh-led Indian outfit has some thinking to do ahead of the crucial match as less formidable Canada made it toil hard for the 3-2 win which came in the dying stages of the match, courtesy a penalty corner conversion by Gurjinder Singh. Against Canada, India were by far the better side on display but missed chances were the order of the day for the hosts as they ended up making life difficult for themselves. India’s chief coach Greg Clark too admitted that his wards need to be more accurate against a dangerous opponent like Korea. “We really got good chances in the last matches. We created fairly good chances and would like to stick with the same in future matches,” he said. “I have full confidence that the boys will do well in the next match against Korea like they


EW DELHI: An impressive Malaysia scored two goals on either side of the break to shut the door on England with a 4-2 win in their last league encounter at the Hero Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, here today. The win also enabled Malaysians to finish on top of Group D followed by New Zealand who beat South Africa by a solitary goal. In the Malaysia versus England encounter, Mohd Bin Hashim (15th minute) converted a penalty corner to put Malaysia ahead before Firhan Ashari scored a field goal. Luke Taylor then converted a set piece in the 31st minute to pull one back for England as Malaysia went into the breather with a 2-1 lead. After the cross over, Malaysia scored two field goals through Muhammad Bin Baharom (44th) and skipper Fitri Saari (57th) to extend their lead to 4-1. Meanwhile in the second match of Pool D today, New Zealand rode on a penalty corner conversion in the 44th minute from Kane Russell to beat South Africa by a 1-0 margin in the must-win match and progress to the quarterfinals of the mega-event. The Black Sticks in all likelihood will play Netherlands in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

did in the last match against Canada. Statistically we did lot of right movements like circle entry and created a lot of chances in the opposite end of the field,” Clark said. “The Koreans are a good side; they have consistently performed well in the tournament. The match will be difficult but we have confidence in ourselves. Our performance has constantly improved. But we got to be more accurate in our next encounters.” Fully aware of the task at hand, Clark said that his wards will give their best in the must-

win match tomorrow. Eve though India boast of a strong forwardline in Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Malak Singh and Talwinder Singh, they are yet to fire in the tournament. The mid-field, however, is in the safe hands of skipper Manpreet Singh. But it is the backline which would be a cause of concern for the hosts as they conceded soft goals in their first two matches against Netherlands and Canada.

Owens’ 1936 Olympic gold fetches USD 1.4 million L

OS ANGELES: An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold at auction for USD 1,466,574, the highest price ever paid for a piece of Olympic memorabilia. SCP Auctions based in Laguna Niguel, California, said the price for the medal in the auction that concluded on Sunday surpassed that of a silver cup won by the winner of the first modern-day Olympic marathon in 1896 that sold for USD 865,000 in April 2012 and the highest price paid for a US Olympic item — the “Miracle on Ice” hockey jersey worn by team captain Mike Eruzione - that sold for USD 657,250 in February of 2013. The auction, including more than 1,000 sports memorabilia items, brought in a total of nearly USD 4.5 million. With Germany’s Adolph Hitler using the Olympics as a backdrop for notions of an Aryan master race, US legend Owens famously showed the power of a black athlete by capturing gold in the 100 and 200 meters, the long jump and the 4x100m relay. The medal sold in the auction was not identifiable to a specific event but was given to famed dance and movie star Bill “Bojangles” Robinson by Owens after Robinson helped Owens find work in the years after his epic Olympic victories.

Jesse Owens makes a winning salute and (left) the prized Olympic gold medal.

The estate of Robinson’s late widow, Elaine Plaines-Robinson, put the medal up for auction. The auction house said the buyer of the medal wished to remain anonymous at this time. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the medal will be donated to the Jesse Owens Foundation.

Other top lots included Jackie Robinson’s game-used bats from his historic 1949 National League Most Valuable Player season and the 1955 World Series that sold for $183,500 and USD 128,617, respectively; and a Jackie Robinson single-signed baseball attracted a record sum of $104,765. A Muhammad Ali v Jimmy Young fight-worn robe fetched $60,667 in the auction and a 1960s Wilt Chamberlain Los Angeles Lakers game-worn road jersey went for the same price. Ali wore the robe before defending his world title in the fight. “We are honored to have handled what we consider to be among the most inspiring sports artifacts ever offered at auction,” said SCP Auction Vice President Dan Imler. “The worldwide attention garnered by the auction of Jesse Owens 1936 Gold Medal and the extraordinary auction result proves that Owens’ triumphant legacy continues to endure.” Other lots included Major League Baseball great Goose Gossage’s collection of personal memorabilia, which garnered more than $365,000 including $66,734 for his 1978 New York Yankees World Series Champions Ring and $41,372 for his 2008 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ring.



Afternoon Despatch & Courier



HENNAI: Star India Pvt. Ltd. Was today awarded the team sponsorship rights of the Indian team for a period of three years after Sahara’s bid was declared ineligible by the BCCI here. “Star India Pvt Ltd have been awarded the Team Sponsorship Rights covering BCCI Events, ICC Events and ACC Events, for the period 1st January 2014 to 31st March 2017,” BCCI Secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement after a meeting of Board’s Marketing Committee here. “Rights include the right to be

called the ‘Official Team Sponsor’ and to display a commercial logo on the team clothing of the Sr. Men’s Cricket Team, the U-19 Men’s Cricket Team, the Men’s A-Team and the Women’s Team.” The Indian team would have been without a sponsor after this month as Sahara had pulled the plug on its deal a few months ago owing to a financial dispute with the BCCI. Although the BCCI release did not specify the amount, it is learnt that Star will shell out Rs 1.92 crore per match organised by the Board.

Middle-order not performing to potential: Mahendra Singh Dhoni Dhoni said he was surprised that Indian batsmen could take advantage of a flat track. “The wicket was on the flatter side and there wasn’t much for the fast bowlers in it, so I am disappointed with the batting. The kind of shots we played, well, few of them were on. But the shot execution was not great to some extent, as they went to the fielders,” he said. Dhoni though expressed his pleasure about the bowlers’ performance. “Compared to the last game, our bowling did a fantastic job especially in the middle orders. Spinners By Chetan Narula bowled well and so did the fast bowlers when they came back on, in URBAN: India skipper Mahen- the latter stages of the South African dra Singh Dhoni says an under- innings. I am happy with the bowlers’ performing middle-order was one performance because 280 runs on of the main reasons for his team’s this pitch was a decent score.” pathetic show against South Africa, South Africa were put into bat by where the home fast bowlers have Dhoni and while his bowlers evenruled the roost. tually finished on top, early on they After being reduced to 34 for four, were once again defied by Quinton India were bowled out for 146 in de Kock and Hashim Amla, with the 35.1 overs, chasing 281 runs in the opening duo putting up 194 runs second One-dayer. No batsman for the first wicket and smacking a crossed the 40-run mark. In the last hundred each in doing so. few series our middle order, to some “They have done really well for extent, was a bit of a bother. In this South Africa. They did so in the last series we lost the top three quite series as well (versus Pakistan). The early and our middle order was ex- way they were batting in the first 20 posed. So if you assess, then that’s overs, I thought this may be another maybe why we haven’t been able to 300-plus run chase but we came perform to our potential,” he said. back into the game.

“The tender document, which was available from 11th November 2013, was picked up by 7 prospective bidders. Bids were accepted until 3:00 pm on 9th December 2013, at which time the bids were opened and evaluated. Two bidders – Star India Pvt Ltd and Sahara India Financial Corporation – were in the fray. Sahara’s bid was found to be ineligible,” Patel said. Sahara, however, claimed that they were disqualified because of the dispute with the Board regarding the IPL franchise and the entire bidding process was “stage-managed”.

“If there is a dispute why did they not disqualify us from the very beginning. It’s very clear that the entire thing was a stage-managed show,” Sahara’s Corporate Communications Head Abhijit Sarkar alleged. He said that Sahara was the biggest bidder but the Board did not give them the rights out of vengeance. It is learnt that Sahara had bid Rs 2.35 crore per BCCI match and Rs 91 lakh for ICC games. The total amount bid by them stood at Rs 252 crore in contrast to Rs 203 crore bid by Star.

Thumping victory leaves Aussies on brink of Ashes



DELAIDE: Australia wrapped up a comprehensive 218-run victory over England on Monday to take a 2-0 series lead, leaving them on the brink of reclaiming the Ashes from their fierce rivals. The home team claimed the four remaining wickets in just under an hour on the final morning in Adelaide and are now just one victory away from winning back the famous urn after three consecutive series defeats. It was a second emphatic defeat for England after they lost the first

Test in Brisbane by 381 runs and the tourists must regroup before the third match of the series, which starts in Perth on Friday. England have only won once in 12 Tests on the traditionally pacy WACA pitch. “I think that something that is most pleasing is we are finally getting some results,” said Australian skipper Michael Clarke. But he added: “I think we have to be realistic. That’s our second Test win in the past 12 months — certainly not a record we’re proud of. “There’s a lot of work for us to do to get back to being the number one team in the world and that’s our goal.” England captain Alastair Cook admitted his side lost the game on the first day when they were guilty of several dropped catches, allowing Australia to pile up an imposing 570 for nine declared. “On that first day we had an opportunity to a put a bit of pressure on Australia. We let a few chances go, and they really made us pay for that,” he said. Cook said England’s first innings total of 172 was not good enough. “You don’t get too many chances on good wickets and we had the opportunity then and we didn’t take it. I thought that was the main difference. Australia took their chances very well,” he said.


Mumbai eke out a draw against Jharkhand


UMBAI: Having conceded the vital first innings lead to minnows Jharkhand, champions Mumbai had no other option but to fight for a draw which they did successfully after surviving anxious moments in their Ranji Trophy Group A game here today. Placed at the bottom of table Jharkhand, overnight 176 for five in the second innings after taking a first innings lead of 86, delayed the declaration as they wanted Ishant Jaggi to complete his century after he was unbeaten on 51 on the third evening yesterday. The visitors finally declared at 278 for seven, Jaggi’s contribution being 103 not out in 217 minutes, 41 minutes to lunch, but this delay calling off their their innings robbed Jharkhand bowlers of some valuable time with Mumbai needing a stiff target of 365 in 64 overs for a win. When stumps were drawn finally, Mumbai had lost five of their top-order batsmen with 115 runs on board. At a point in time the hosts were in deep trouble at 78 for five in the 44th over. The extra pace of Varun Aaron, who grabbed four wickets in Mumbai’s first innings, once again did the early damage. The pacer sent back seasoned Wasim Jaffer (10) cheaply for the second time in the match and Sidesh Lad (4) to reduce the hosts to 28 for three after Shiv Shankar Rao trapped Sushant Marathe leg before as the opener made a pair of ducks. Mumbai batsmen then fought with their backs to the wall with Aditya Tare (36) once again showing good application. Tare added 39 runs with Hiken Shah (21 not out in 166 minutes) and denied Jharkhand a wicket for 18 overs as left-arm spinner Shah and Suryakumar Yadav (31 not out) kept the rival bowlers at bay till play was called off after the eighth mandatory over. Brief scores: Jharkhand: 351 and 278 for 7 (Bhavik Thakker 39, R Nemat 32, S Tiwary 38, I Jaggi not out 103; Javed Khan 2 for 48, V Dabholkar 2 for 113, A Nayar 2 for 39) drew with Mumbai 265 and 115 for 5 (A Tare 36, H Shah 21 not out, S Yadav 31 not out; V Aaron 2 for 29, S Nadeem 2 for 23 ).

India to bid for 2015 and 2016 Club World Cup football: AIFF N

EW DELHI: Buoyed after the country was awarded the 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup’S hosting rights, the All India Football Federation is set to bid for the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Club World Championships. AIFF President Praful Patel told a press conference here today that India has already communicated to the world football governing body FIFA its expression of interest to host the Club World Championships in 2015 and 2016. FIFA awards Club World Championships to a host country for two

consecutive years and Morocco will host the event this and next year. “We have officially put our request for 2015 and 2016 Club World Cup. We have made official communication to FIFA. I am going to meet FIFA officials in Switzerland next month to pursue India’s case to host the prestigious tournament,” Patel said at a press conference called to officially announce India’s successful bid to host the Under-17 World Cup in 2017. India was on Thursday awarded the right to host the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.

“We have been awarded the 2017 Under-17 World Cup and if we get to host the Club World Championships in 2015 and 2016, then I feel it will be a completely paradigm shift in Indian football,” he said. “Moreover, it will be good to hold a FIFA tournament of the scale of a Club World Championship before the Under-17 World Cup in 2017,” he added. If India gets the hosting rights of the Club World Championships, ILeague champion team will also take part in the tournament. “FIFA Executive Board will decide

on the host country for the 2015 and 2016 Club World Championships in the middle of next year. We have to ensure that we have a good bid. I feel we have a good case.” Unlike the 24-nation Under-17 FIFA World Cup which will need at least six stadiums, the Club World Championships will require only a couple of venues as only eight matches will be played on knockout basis among seven teams. Since its inception in 2000, Japan has hosted the Club World Championship six times including the last edition.


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