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BMC PROMISES BETTER ROADS BY MAY 20 Allocates Rs.6 crore for preventive maintenance of major roads and Rs.2 crore for minor ones

By Philip Varghese


ore than a month after the Bombay High Court directed Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) and Additional Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to submit reports on the progress made towards easing traffic woes and maintenance of roads across the city, the BMC on Thursday informed the court that all the work of roads in the city and suburbs will be completed by May 20. This response by the BMC comes as the division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M.S. Sanklecha was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Bombay Bar Association seeking strict implementation of traffic rules and regulations and proper maintenance of

roads.In the earlier hearing on February 27, the bench had directed the Joint Commissioner to study the problems and submit a report indicating the progress made by the traffic police towards the issue. It had also asked the Additional Municipal Commissioner S.V.R. Srinivas to submit a report by April 7 stating the progress the civic body has made since April last year on road repairs and maintenance. While hearing the petition on Thursday, the BMC submitted a report by Srinivas which stated that Rs.6 crore worth tenders and work orders for preventive maintenance work have been issued for major roads and Rs.2 crore for minor and arterial roads. “156 locations in western suburbs, 63 in eastern suburbs and 179 locations in the city have been identified for

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pre-monsoon repair. The work has started and will be completed by May 20. The civic body has taken up work orders worth Rs.2,700 crore for concretisation of roads,” said the report. Based on these submissions, the bench accepted the report and posted the petition for further hearing in June. In the earlier hearing, the court was also informed by state government advocate A.S. Saluja that digitisation of data concerning registration number of vehicles post-2006 was completed except for information regarding autorickshaws, taxis, trucks and tempos, which are yet to be collected. That process would be completed by May this year. “Earlier, there were 99 CCTV cameras across the city. An additional 118 cameras

Maharashtra votes: Vidarbha records 62.36% By Prashant Hamine


No, not your ‘popularity’... that indicates your political ‘nuisance value’!

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espite the searing heatwave across the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in theVidarbha region, the overall voting percentage at the end of polling yesterday evening was pegged at 62.36 per cent. Lok Sabha constituencies of Akola, Amravati (SC), Wardha, Ramtek (SC), Bhandara-Gondiya, Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST), Chandrapur and Yavatmal-Washim recorded voting percentage in excess of 60 per cent. Barring a failed attempt by Naxals to snatch Electronic Voting Machines

(EVM) in Gardewada village of Ettappali tehsil in Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST) constituency, the polling was peaceful. In 2009, the average polling percentage in these 10 constituencies was 56.07 percent. The slight increase in voter percentage this time around means that the verdict on May 16 could well go either way. For the BJP which was expecting a heavy polling percentage, the news of lower turnout does not augur well. Sources in the Election Continued on pg 9 «

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Attacker arrested Man who attacked girl over one-sided love affair is nabbed from Nalasopara By Suresh Golani

girl in Bhayandar (East), he was arrested by the Navghar wo days after over-ob- police late on Wednesday sessed stalker, Zubin night. It may be recalled that Cooper (25), launched a vioContinued on pg 8 « lent attack on a 24-year-old


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AAP releases city manifesto with high hopes

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Do you think the BMC will be able to complete pothole repair work by May 20 as assured to the Bombay High Court? Rachna Kuradia Social Media Executive I do not think so as we have never seen a pothole free city...and at this point of time it is difficult to comment on.

Meghna Kuradia Student Pothole free city would be a dream come true as throughout the year we have some or the other roads dug up somewhere or the other.

Pratik More Actor Yes, I think that the BMC would complete its work and would let us Mumbaikars have a pothole free road before the monsoon hits up. Dhanesh Kandhari Choreographer No, I can never imagine the city without potholes, no matter if the BMC is able to complete the target or not, the potholes will be noticed again. Farhan Fayyaz Sheikh Choreographer Yes, the BMC will keep us happy this year and it will be a different experience for all of us.

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TODAY Governor visits Lifeline Express: Governor K. Sankaranarayanan will visit Impact India’s Lifeline Express, the world's first hospital train on Platform 10 at CST at 12 noon. Lifeline Express has so far served 9 lakh disabled people in rural India, free of charge. NCPA: English play 'Tattoo', directed by Sohaila Kapur at Experimental Theatre, 7 p.m. Indian Physics Association: Presentation function of IPA awards 2012 at Multipurpose Hall, BARC Training School Hostel, Anushaktinagar, 2 p.m. Punjabi Cultural Heritage Board: Governor K. Sankaranarayanan will be the chief guest for the Baisakhi celebration. Punjabi actorsinger Gippy Grewal to perform, stand-up comedy by Sunil Grover (Gutthi). Actors Sonu Sood, Kapil Sharma and Mahie Gill to receive 'Punjabi Icon Awards' at Shanmukhnanda Auditorium, Kings Circle, Friday 7 p.m. The Fine Arts Society: 'Naadkotsavam 2014', 3 Dhuruvangal by The Fine Arts Society at Sivaswamy Auditorium, Chembur, 7.15 p.m. NCPA: NCPA Umang, Hindustani music recital, Mahima Upadhyay (Pakhwaj) and Milan Upadhyay (Dhrupad) at Little Theatre, Nariman Point, 6.30 p.m. ART & EXHIBITIONS Nehru Centre AC Gallery: Exhibition of sculptures by C.P. Choudhary and paintings by Sheetal Choudhary, Sharmistha Chawat and Sudhir Choudhary at Nehru Centre, till April 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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By Avinash Lohana and Naintara Rana


am Aadmi Party's candidates for Mumbai, Medha Patkar, Phiroze Palkhivala, Meera Sanyal, Satish Jain, Mayank Gandhi, Sundar Balakrishnan released their manifesto at the Press Club on Thursday. They spoke of infrastructural reforms in great detail and elaborated on the citizencentric philosophy of their party. Patkar expressed her hope to create a “slum-free city, which will function on sustainable development.” She also spoke of putting an end to water smuggling, as the AAP has done in Delhi and beginning a dialogue on waste management–which she criticised the ruling party of ignoring. The manifesto includes increasing train compartments to prevent overcrowding on local trains and advocates the use of renewable energy sources in each household. Sanyal spoke of how this is the people's “last opportunity to reclaim

AAP candidates (from left) Phiroze Palkhivala, Satish Jain, Medha Patkar, Mayank Gandhi, Meera Sanyal and Sundar Balakrishnan displaying the party’s manifesto. land (such as old warehouses),” that menting the existing rule that allowill be used by the AAP for infra- cates 10% of hospital bedding for the structural purposes and will in turn, poor and ensuring that each neighcreate jobs. She also spoke of creat- bourhood has one hospital, at the ing open spaces that can be used for least. recreational activities. Jain suggested vocational trainThe candidates spoke of imple- ing, better organised municipal

schools and improving the standards of Mumbai University.The philosophy of the AAP, explained Satish Jain and Medha Patkar, is the “decentralisation of power,” and bringing back the system of citizen representatives. Jain said, “We are committed to being accountable to the people and we will provide accounts of every paisa that we use.” Patkar laughingly said, “Logon ko lagi hai brashtachar ki maar, ab ki baar humaara sarkar.” She pointed out that the campaigning limit of 70 crores had been crossed by rival parties Congress and BJP and added, “We don't believe in hi-fi, expensive campaigning.” The candidates spoke of their party as one that believes in politics without dynasty. Towards the end of the press conference, a man who had been standing behind us gestured, “Have you read Arvind Kejriwal's book 'Swaraj'? You will find all this information and more. It's very thin also. Won't take time to read...”

Don’t let Parkinson’s bring you down 65-year-old Shail Pandey was diagnosed with Parkinson’s more than 15 years ago. But that hasn’t stopped her from indulging in her many passions: cooking, talking non-stop and painting. This grandma has an important life-lesson to teach us all By Shwetha Kannan


oes being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease (PD) mean living a life that lacks quality and independence? No. With willpower and the urge to lead a happy life, PD does not have to be a hurdle in the way of leading a good life. And Shail Pandey, a 65-year-old grandmother, is a living example of this fact. Shail, who has been living with PD for the past sixteen years, is as independent as the rest of us. Looking at Shail would not give anybody the idea that she is a PD patient. Her well-maintained brightly painted nails, well-kept hair and cute dressing sense makes her as adorable as any grandmother. It's only when she speaks that her slur gives up her condition. But she couldn't care less because she loves talking. Cooking and reading magazines are also activities that she enjoys. But painting is her ultimate passion. It is a means of getting away from pain and symptoms of PD. “When I paint, I forget everything. It not only keeps me busy but makes me feel special. I love the colours and designs,” said Shail, the walls of whose two-bedroom-hall-kitchen flat at Wadala is decorated with her own paintings. Shail who was diagnosed with

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A RIOT OF COLOURS: Shail Pandey with her art work at her house in Wadala. PD in 1998. She lost her ability to write and stand without losing balance, developed severe dystonia and a slur in her speech. Her symptoms progressed with time, but she took in stride. “When I heard I had PD I said, 'so what?' I knew there is no cure for this disease and so now the needful has to be done and that is what I did and am still doing. And that is

household chores. My son, at times, asks me to rest but then I can not rest for long. I need to be on my toes all the time,” said Shail. While medicines, a Deep Brain Stimulation implant and her will to have have a happy life have given Shail an almost normal life, being a part of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS) has also played an im-

WORLD PARKINSON’S DAY why I am the way I am today. Ready to socialise, take part in social events, make friends and live life to the fullest,” said Shail. She loves cooking. She has a maid to help her around the house, but she still does the cooking. “Trying out new recipes is very exciting. I love talking to people. My speech has now become very bad but still people listen to me. They talk to me. They are my friends,” said this lady with a smile. Shail who walks with the help of a walker is still physically active. She admits that she can't sit in one place doing nothing for a long time. “I have a need to be physically active so keep myself engaged in

portant role in bettering her quality of life. “I was amongst the first few people to have joined PDMDS. It has been a great journey with them. All the exercises and the group activities that we do is helpful. And it is fun-filled too. Health-wise as well a quality-wise, my life has improved since I joined PDMDS,” said Shail. She dreams of having an exhibition of her paintings some day. “I want to hold a nice exhibition and give the proceedings to PDMDS,” said Shail, and with a cheeky smile, added, “Provided they are sold.” Helpline number: To get in touch

PDMDS is a first-of-its-kind community care-based model with the aim to improve care and treatment of people living with Parkinson’s and its spectrum disorders, to disseminate knowledge amongst the medical community, public, patients and caretakers. The PDMDS was founded in 2005 by Dr. B.S Singhal a well-known neurologist in the city. With 12 centres across the city, it has around 1,000 patients under its care.

Prevalence of PD: Speaking numbers, Dr. Maria Barretto, CEO, PDMDS said, “Globally, one per cent of all the people above the age of sixty have PD. In India, there are more than nine crore people above the age of 65 so more than nine lakh people have PD in India.” Going by the global average, when around seven per cent of Maharashtra's population of 11.23 crore are senior citizens (around 78 lakhs), then 78,000 people in the state have PD. “Every year we add around 100 to 150 new people to our groups. Doctors too refer patients to us as they have realised that along with medical help, these people need support and care. Previously, the referrals used to be 10 per cent of our new entrants. But now, with an increase in awareness, 60 per cent of new cases are referrals from doctors and the remaining 40 per cent are referrals from patients themselves and the spread of word through our awareness programs,” said Dr. Barretto.

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Kishore Kuvavala with 85-year-old Vasudev Acharya

CLICKED: All the senior citizens lined up for a photoshoot at the Gateway of India.

other friends in the sea off the Gateway of India. She got breathless as she spoke of the fun they had all along. eventy-year-old Rani Samet It was an evening filled with fun, was “excited all day long,” on excitement and a lot of activities for Wednesday before embarking around 90-odd senior citizens who on the ‘Seniors Cruise’ as a part of partook in the cruise. An integral the Corporate Social Responsibility part of JNPT’s CSR activity, the (CSR) activity undertaken by Jawa- cruise was convened by Priyadarharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) shani Laughter Club International which completed its 25 years. And, Chairman Kishore Kuvavala, espeRani wasn’t disappointed. As she cially for the senior citizens who grappled her way back to land after were taken for a trip around the the two hours and 45 minutes Arabian Sea in a launch especially ‘cruise’ she went on with several hired for them. “I haven’t had this much fun in a very long time”, quipped 64-year-

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The seniors out at sea.

old Anju Shroff who couldn’t stop gushing about the trip once she landed. “We sang and danced, even played games and had lots of fun throughout the trip”, she said. The idea of organising an evening on the sea for seniors was primarily Kishore Kuvavala’s brainchild. “I, with a few of Laughter Club members, approached morning walkers here in South Mumbai to get them to come with us and enjoy an evening on the sea”, he recalled talking about how it all began. Then, Kuvavala approached Shipping Minster Milind Deora who got the necessary permissions for the cruise cleared.

This cruise was, incidentally, the seventh in a row of similar events organised for the senior citizens. “It was on November 24 last year when we went on the first trip with 80-90 senior citizens. It was a colossal hit back then. Everyone enjoyed immensely and we were keen on repeating it over and over again. The idea was to include a different set of seniors with each trip so that more and more seniors can partake in the joys of a field trip at sea”, Kuvavala said. The event primarily for senior citizens had been organised with extreme care. Every precaution was taken by the JNPT, which ensured

that a medical staff stayed on board throughout the trip and the cruise itself remained fully equipped with crisis medication at all times, should there be an emergency. Why, there was an oxygen cylinder too on the cruise. Among the seniors were 85-yearold Vasudev Acharaya and 82-yearold Shushila Chawla, the oldest yet the most spirited of the lot. And, there was an Indian-American retired psychiatrist, Cham Rao, in the city on a vacation who participated too.

Kuvavala with 82-year-old Sushila Chawla


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I have changed my name from Sunil Chauhan to Sunil Kumar Chauhan as per Affidavit dated 03/03/2014. C-1700

I have changed my name from Saroj Hasmukh Vora to Sarojben Hasmukh Vora as per Affidavit dated 10.03.2014. C-1715

I Nilavati Devi Bisht have changed my name to Nilavati Devi Bariyal as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 09/04/14. C-1731

I have changed my name from Arpana Sunil Chauhan to Arpana Sunil Kumar Chauhan as per Affidavit dated 20/03/2014. C-1701

I have changed my name from Roshani Jayantilal Vohera to Roshni Mittal Vora as per Affidavit dated 10.03.2014. C-1716

I Dharam Singh Bisht have changed my name to Dharam Singh Bariyal as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 09/04/14. C-1732

I have changed my name from “Ata Ashad Mohammad” to “Mohammad Ata Asad Ajmeri” as per Affidavit dated 18th March’ 2014. C-1717

I Hira Singh Bisht have changed my name to Hira Singh Bariyal as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 09/04/14. C-1733

I have changed my name from Mr. Aslam Abdul Gaphur to Mr. Aslam Ali Abdul Gaphur Shah as per Affidavit for deed poll dated 10-04-2014. C-1702

THANKSGIVING Thank you St. Jude for favour’s granted. I.M.I. C-1688


I have changed my name from Shaikh Farid Shaikh Salim Beldar to Shaikh Farid Shaikh Salim as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. U-68800. C-1689 I have changed my name from Ashish Kumar Shriprakash Pandey to Ashish Prakash Pandey as per Affidavit. C-1690 I, Narender Shreechand Israney hereby change my name to Naren Shreechand Israney Vide Maha. Govt. Gazette No. X-33597. C-1691 I, Rajlaxmi Anupchand Gupta, hereby change my name to Neha Naren Israney Vide Maha. Govt. Gazette No. X-33598. C-1692

I have changed my name from Vijayshree Pravinchand Ukey to Vidya Shailesh Dhevade as per Affidavit No: KL 415832. C-1703 I have changed my name from Roomana Khatoon Anis Khan to Rumanabegam Anis Khan as per Gazette No: (U-65381). C-1704 I have changed my name from Samiksha Ashok Dhar, to ‘Zara Zaid Pinzara’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-75420) Dated: 20/03/2014. C-1705 I have changed my name from Ajitkumar Vinodlal Shah, to ‘Mr. Ajit Vinodlal Shah’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 02/04/2014. C-1706 I have changed my name from Mohammed Shahid Mohammed Zakaria Momin Ansar, to ‘Mohammed Shahid Mohammed Zakaria Ansari’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 07/04/2014.

I have changed my name from “Anie Vattakkattu Daniel” to “Asha Rajendran Nair” as per Affidavit dated 2nd April’ 2014. C-1718 I have changed my name from “Faraha Sultan Ansari” to “Farah Mohammad Ata Ajmeri” as per Affidavit dated 02nd April’ 2014. C-1719 I have changed my name from “Pritam Dineshkumar Fagnia” to “Pritam Dineshkumar Fagania” as per Affidavit dated 10th April’ 2014. C-1720 I Amita Ramesh Patel have changed my name to Amita Divyash Jogani as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 08/04/14. C-1721 I Amita R D Ramesh Dudhat have changed my name to Amita Divyash Jogani as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 08/04/14. C-1722


I Amita Ramesh Dudhat have changed my name to Amita Ramesh Patel as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 08/04/14. C-1723

I have changed my name from Raghavendra Venkatesh Gulur to Gulur Raghavendra Venkatesh as per Affidavit dated 3/4/2014. C-1708

I Ms. Hemlatta Gangji Shethia have changed my name to Smt. Hemlata Navin Gala as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 02/04/14. C-1724


I have changed my name from Swaraj Rajendra Thakare to Swaraj Rajendra Thakare as per Affidavit dated 25 Mar 2014. C-1709

I Mahajan Sundar Ram have changed my name to Mahajan Munnar Chauhan as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 09/04/14. C-1725

I have changed my name from Syed Intezar Hussain Rizvi to Intezar Haider Rizvi as per Affidavit dated 09/04/2014. C-1695

I have changed my name from Kirti Rajendra to Kirti Rajendra Thakare as per affidavit dated 25 Mar 2014. C-1710

I Anika Chirawawala have changed my name to Anika Manish Chirawawala as per Maha. Government Gazette No. U-174 dated : 03/04/14. C-1726

I have changed my name from Hafiz Chauhan to Hafizur Rehman Chauhan as per Affidavit dated 09/04/2014.

I have changed my name from Rajendra Vishwanth to Rajendra Vishwanth Thakare as per Affidavit dated 25th March, 2014. C-1711

I Azim Rashid Mollick have changed my name to Azim Mallick as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/04/14. C-1727

I have changed my name from Prateel Poonamchand Kumat to Naman Poonamchand Kumat as per Affidavit dated 10-04-2014. C-1693 I have changed my name from Yogesh Kumar Kantilal Patel to Yogesh Kantilal Patel as per Affidavit dated 09/04/2014.



I have changed my name from Hafizur Rehman Somanali Munshi to Hafizur Rehman Chauhan as per Affidavit dated 09/04/2014. C-1697

I have changed my name from Peer Mohammed Abdul Khalique to Peer Mohammed Abdul Khalique Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-1712

I have changed my name from Ashok P. Shah to Ashok Pukhraj Jain as per Affidavit dated 25/03/2014. C-1698

I have changed my name from Tukaram Govind More to Prakash Govind More as per Affidavit. C-1713

I have changed my name from Neha Rafiq Sayed to Neeha Rafiq Sishodia as per Affidavit dated 25/03/2014. C-1699

I have changed my name from Savla Ashwin Popatlal to Sawla Ashwin Popatlal as per Affidavit. C-1714

I Reghunadha Pai have changed my name to Reghunath Pai as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/04/14. C-1728

I Mathilda Lawrence have changed my name to Anushka Aashish Sawant as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/04/14. C-1734 I V Gnana Prakash have changed my name to Gnana Prakash as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/04/14. C-1735 I Rakhee Kishor Manik have changed my name to Rakhi Samir Shah as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1736 I Dilipkumar Maruti Shinde have changed my name to Dilip Maruti Shinde as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1737 I Alvarino Succour Baptist Diogo Fernandes @ Alvarino Succor Diago Fernandes have changed my name to Alvarino Diogo Fernandes as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1738 I Gouri Babar have changed my name to Gauri Shantaram Babar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1739 I Diago Fernandes have changed my name to Diogo Fernandes as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1740 We Mr. Mitul Naranji Limbani & Mrs. Heena Mitul Limbani have changed our minor daughter’s name from Yashica Mitul Limbani to Yashika Mitul Limbani as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1741 We Mr. Ranjitsingh Mohansingh Bhamrah & Mrs. Paramjitkaur Ranjitsingh Bhamrah have changed our minor daughter’s name from Gurjitkour Ranjit to Gurjitkaur Ranjitsingh Bhamrah as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1742 I Pargatsingh Ranjit have changed my name to Pargatsingh Ranjitsingh Bhamrah as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1743

I Rupadevi Divakar Shaw have changed my name to Rukwadevi Divakar Shaw as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 10/04/14. C-1729

I Ranjit Mohansingh have changed my name to Ranjitsingh Mohansingh Bhamrah as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1744

I Sagar Purshotama Shetty have changed my name to Mr. Sagar Purshotam Shetty as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/04/14. C-1730

I Paramjitkaur Ranjit have changed my name to Paramjitkaur Ranjitsingh Bhamrah as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1745

I Paramjeetkaur Ranjit have changed my name to Paramjitkaur Ranjitsingh Bhamrah as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1746 I Ranjitsingh Mohansingh have changed my name to Ranjitsingh Mohansingh Bhamrah as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1747 I Paramjitkaur Ranjitsingh have changed my name to Paramjitkaur Ranjitsingh Bhamrah as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1748 I Mrs. Thohidh Bano have changed my name to Mrs. Tohid Bano Siddiqui as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1749 I Mr. Mohammed Akbar Nisar Ahmed have changed my name to Mr. Mohammed Akbar Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1750 I Miss. Reenaben Pravinchandra Soni have changed my name to Mrs. Reema Rupesh Lodhia as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1751 I Mr. Tek Bahadoor Kalusingh Thapa have changed my name to Mr. Tek Bahadur Kalu Singh as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1752 I Mr. Rajendrabhai Shah have changed my name to Mr. Rajendra Shah as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1753 I Km. Rachana Pal have changed my name to Sriram Rachana Rao as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1754 I Resham Preva have changed my name to Resham W/o Suresh Parewa as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1755 I Taruna Kumar Behera have changed my name to Tarun Kumar Behera as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1756 I Chandreshkumar Bhavanbhai Dihora have changed my name to Chandresh Bhavanbhai Dihora as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1757 We Mr. Anil Patel & Mrs.Varsha Anil Patel have changed our minor daughter’s name from Jinal Anilbhai to Jinal Anil Patel as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1758 I Kazi Sanjida Shaheen Khalid Habib have changed my name to Qazi Sanjeeda Khalid Habib as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1759 I Kazi Khaklid Habib Hamiduddin Ahmed have changed my name to Qazi Khaklid Habib Hamiduddin Ahmed as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1760

We Mr. Khalid Qazi & Mrs. Sanjeeda Khalid Qazi have changed our minor son’s name from Saad Khalid Kazi to Saad Khalid Qazi as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1761 I Khalid Habibuddin Kazi have changed my name to Khalid Habibuddin Qazi as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1762 I Sanjeeda Khalid Kazi have changed my name to Sanjeeda Khalid Qazi as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1763 I Yafta Mohomed Aslam Sayyad have changed my name to Yafta Mohmad Aslam Saiyad as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-1764 I have changed my name from Javid Jamalluddin Shaikh to Javed Jamaluddin Shaikh as per Affidavit dated : 04th April, 2014. C-1765 I have changed my name from Raziya Javid Shaikh to Razia Javed Shaikh as per Affidavit dated : 04th April, 2014. C-1766 I have changed my name from Vanita Satishkumar Chellani to Vanita Satishkumar Chelani as per Affidavit dated on 14/3/2014. C-1767 We Mr Satishkumar Chelani And Mrs.Vanita Satishkumar Chelani have changed our minor daughter’s name from Simran Satishkumar Chellani to Simran Satishkumar Chelani as per Affidavit dated on 14/03/2014. C-1768 I have changed my name from Mohammed Yusuf to Yusuf Ikbal Ahamed as per Affidavit. C-1769 I have changed my name from Dipasri Som to Dipasree Som as per Affidavit. C-1770 I have changed my name from Anusri Som to Anusree Som as per Affidavit. C-1771 I have changed my name from Manoj Sharma to Manoj Kumar Kamlesh Sharma as per Affidavit. C-1772 I have changed my name from Palikonda Anitha Reddy to Anitha Ramalinga Reddy as per Affidavit. C-1773 I have changed my name from Palikonda Veena Kumari Reddy to Veena Ramalinga Reddy as per Affidavit. C-1774 I have changed my name from Subrao Jyoti Vinod to Jyoti Vinod Vaknalli as per Affidavit. C-1775 I have changed my name from Vilas Ramu Patel to Vilas Ramu Dhodi as per Affidavit dated: 10/04/2014. C-1776

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Movie resembles our case: Talwars tell HC

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Now Sharad Rao threatens another BEST flash strike

Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have sought a stay on the release of the movie 'Rahasya' claiming that the movie includes distorted facts surrounding their daughter Arushi's murder

By Philip Varghese

had opposed the release of the movie saying that it was lmost a month after the based on “distorted facts surproducer and director rounding the gruesome murof 'Rahasya', a movie der of their daughter and allegedly based on the portrays the petitioners and Aarushi murder case, told the their daughter in a bad light Bombay High Court that they and casts a slur on their repuwould arrange a special tation.” The CBFC, which screening for a family mem- cleared the movie with a U/A ber of the Talwars, the dentist certificate in January, told the couple Nupur and Rajesh Tal- court that the movie was not war on Thursday refuted based on the Aarushi murder. claims made by the Central The producer-director ManBoard of Film Certification ish Gupta had then agreed to (CBFC) that the film has no allow a screening for a memresemblance to the Aarushi ber of the family, which was murder case. screened last month. Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, Based on this, during the who have been convicted by hearing of the petition on a sessions court in November Thursday, Talwars said that last year and sentenced to life after watching the movie it is imprisonment for the murder to be concluded that the of their daughter Aarushi, CBFC has made false claims


that the film has no similarity to the case and has sought a stay on its release till their appeal is heard and decided by the Allahabad High Court. This was informed to the court by advocate Anushak Davar, representing Talwars to the division bench of Justice V.M. Kanade and Justice A.K. Menon that there are glaring similarities between the movie’s story and the Aarushi case. “The censor board has only spoken about the dissimilarities between the two. But there are over 100 similarities which they have not bothered to put on affidavit. Except for a few scenes in the end of the movie, the story is the same as the murder incident of Aarushi. So we seek a

stay on the release of the movie pending our hearing of the appeal before the Allahabad High Court. The appeal and their bail plea is posted for hearing on April 17. We are not seeking a complete ban on the movie’s release but only till the appeal is heard and decided”, the lawyer told the bench. Based on this, the bench has posted the petition for further hearing on April 17. Aarushi and their house help Hemraj were found murdered at the Talwars' residence in Noida in 2008. A sessions court convicted the dentist couple for their daughter's murder. The Talwars' appeal is pending before the Delhi High Court.

Vehicle towing rates to increase from May 1 By Zuber Ansari


ome May 1st and the traffic police will charge more for towing vehicles, in Mumbai city as per the new rates issued by Mumbai traffic police department, from

the decision to hike towing charges. As per the new charges, if traffic cops tow away your two-wheeler, you have to pay Rs.180 instead of the earlier Rs.100. For car/ jeep you have to pay Rs.360 instead of

Type of Vehicles Two-wheelers

Car, Jeep

Motor taxi

Auto rickshaw

Tempo 407

Heavy vehicles

Old Charges (Rs) 100






that the value of Rs.100 then is Rs.180 today indicating the upswing in inflation and hence the need to hike the charges, Khalid said. After recommendation

New Charges (Rs) 180






from RBI we have increased the prices, Khalid said, but when asked him about whether the behaviour of the towing staff will improve, he refused to comment.

Fire and smoke on board Deccan Exp sparks panic By a staff reporter

Maharashtra Day onwards. The rates have been revised almost after ten years, since 2004. The traffic police has decided to increase the charges after considering rising inflation from 2004-05 till date. According to traffic police department sources, prices of vehicles, their maintenance, petrol as well as the salary of the staff have risen and hence

Rs.300 earlier. Talking to the ADC, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Quisar Khalid said, to revise the rates, we set up a committee and after studying the issue it recommended the hike in the charges. We enquired with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) what is the value of Rs.100 in 20042005 as on date. They said

officials guessed that it came from the wheel as moke was detected from jammed wheels create a the wheel of Deccan Ex- spark. press mail on Thursday A Railway official said, morning at Badlapur sta- “All passengers are safe. tion. No casualty was re- The train was halted for 14 ported in the accident. The minutes from 8.40 am to reason behind the fire is yet 8.54 am at Badlapur stato be ascertained and an in- tion. After inspection, the quiry has been appointed. train was allowed to move Passengers on board towards its destination. It 11007 Deccan Express Mail did not affect on-going panicked as they couldn't traffic of local or main line find out where the smoke trains as it was a down was emerging from. Some train and going to Pune”.


By Vishnudas Sheshrao


rihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Workers Union secretary Sharad Rao has threatened of another flash strike by BEST drivers and conductors union this weekend if the BEST administration tries to implement the new Canadian duty roster in Goregaon and Malvani bus depots. The state government and the BEST administration is all set to apply Maharashtra Essential Service Maintenance Act (MESMA) against BEST bus drivers and conductors in case they go on flash strike and inconvenience the public. Talking to media persons, Rao said, “The BEST administration has violated the trust. In the meeting with Chief Secretary it was decided that new roster will come into force with mutual understanding, after one month. However, we learn that the BEST administration is applying new roater

Sharad Rao forcibly.” He added, “The union is going to approach the High Court to bring a solution to the issue. Meanwhile, if the BEST administration forces the new roaster, BEST conductors and drivers will protest it in their own way.” On April 1, 2014, suddenly all 1,300 bus drivers and 1,300 conductors went on a flash strike to protest against the BEST administration's decision to apply Canadian duty roster. It caused lot of inconvenience to people, particularly students appearing for exams. The High Court took cognizance over the issue. The strike continued on April 2 too. The strike was subsequently called of after the intervention of state Chief Secretary J.S. Saharia.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Sampatlal Jain to Sampatlal Bhavarlal Hiran as per Affidavit C-1777 I have changed my name from Lavjibhai Devdasbhai Patel to Lavjibhai Devdasbhai Pansuriya as per Affidavit. C-1778 I have changed my name from Nasruddin Khan to Nasiruddin Khan as per Affidavit. C-1779 I have changed my name from Hisamuddin Khan to Hissamuddin Khan as per Affidavit. C-1780 I have changed my name from Abbas Ali Kurban Husain to Abbas Kurban Hussain Patanwala as per Affidavit. C-1781 I have changed my name from Christopher Kadam to Christopher Leonard Kadam as per Affidavit. C-1782 I have changed my name from Azar to Azhar Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-1783 I have changed my name from Mohammed Rafik Shaikh to Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-1784 I have changed my name from Mohammed Zahir Shaikh to Zaheer Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-1785 I have changed my name from Mohamed Rafique Shaikh to Mohammed Rafiq Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-1786 I have changed my name from Mohamed Shakeel Ali Mohamed to Shakil Ali Mohammad Chunawala as per Affidavit. C-1787 I have changed my name from Rama to Bayani Ramadevi Narasimha Reddy as per Affidavit. C-1788 I have changed my name from Narasimha Reddy to Bayani Narasimha Reddy as per Affidavit. C-1789 I have changed my name from Surinder Singh to Surinder Singh Sandhu as per Affidavit. C-1790 I have changed my name from Karanbir Singh Surinder Singh to Karanbir Singh Surinder Singh Sandhu as per Affidavit. C-1791 I have changed my name from Arnab Kumar Maity to Arnab Maity as per Affidavit. C-1792 We Mr. Sunil Ramchand Teckwani and Mrs. Asmita Sunil Teckwani change our minor child name from Aanchal Sunil Tekwani to Aanchal Sunil Teckwani as per Affidavit. C-1793

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I have changed my name from Baby Jharna to Jharna Kishanchand Mankani as per Affidavit. C-1810

I have changed my name from Usha Krishnaraya Bhat to Padmavati Hareshwar Kamath as per Affidavit. C-1828

I have changed my name from Saba Ahamad Rais to Saba Rais Mohammed Shah as per Affidavit. C-1844

I have changed my name from Roopa Sona Banerjee to Roopa Mohua Banerjee as per Affidavit. C-1859

I have changed my name from Basantlal Ramprasad Kanojiya to Vasant Ramprasad Kanojiya as per Affidavit. C-1811

We Mr. Abid Sharfuddin Faquih and Mrs.Farah Abid Faquih have change our child name from "Areej" to "Areej Abid Faquih" as per Affidavit.

I have changed my name from Mohamed Amin to Mohammed Amin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-1860

I have changed my name from Shakam Madan Jaiswal to Rajani Madan Jaiswal as per Affidavit. C-1812


We Mr. Sanjay Manu Sachdev and Mrs. Aditi Sanjay Sachdev have changed our minor son name from Punit Sanjay Sachdev to Puneet Sanjay Sachdev as per Affidavit. C-1845

We Mr. Abid Sharfuddin Faquih and Mrs.Farah Abid Faquih have change our child name from "Alaa" to "Ala Abid Faquih" as per Affidavit.

I have changed my name from Pravin Mafatlal Vanigota to Praveen Mafatlal Vanigotta as per Affidavit. C-1846


We Mr. Praveen Mafatlal Vanigotta and Mrs. Reena Praveen Vanigotta have changed our minor son name from Riyansh Pravin Vanigota to Riyansh Praveen Vanigotta as per Affidavit. C-1847

I have changed my name from Shreedhar Nair to Shreedhran Nair as per Affidavit. C-1813 I have changed my name from Damodhar Baburao Kale to Damodar Baburao Kale as per Affidavit. C-1814 I have changed my name from Mukeshbhai Natvarlal Shah to Mukesh Natvarlal Shah as per Affidavit. C-1815 I have changed name from Jafar Ali to Mohammad Jafar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-1816 I have changed my name from Hiteshkumar Devaraj Dubariya to Hitesh Devaraj Dubariya as per Affidavit. C-1817 I have changed my name from Sankaranarayanan Gopal to Sankaranarayanan Gopal Yadav as per Affidavit. C-1818 I have changed my name from Rehman Mohamed Shaik to Abdul Rehman Abdul Dange as per Affidavit. C-1819 I have changed my name from Venkitachalam N.V to Krishnan Nurani Viswanathan as per Affidavit. C-1820 I have changed my name from Anantray Prabhudas Parekh to Anantrai Prabhudas Parekh as per Affidavit. C-1821 I have changed my name from Sarojben Anantrai Parekh to Saroj Anantrai Parekh as per Affidavit. C-1822 I have changed my name from Md Mustak Ansari to Mustak Ansari as per Affidavit. C-1823 I have changed my name from Mohanlal Chopada to Mohanlal Chopra as per Affidavit . C-1824

We Mr. Abid Sharfuddin Faquih And Mrs.Farah Abid Faquih have change our child name from "Abdul Rahman" to "Abdul Rahman Abid Faquih" as per Affidavit. C-1831 I have changed my name from Irfan Husain Mohammed Husain , Irfan Mohammed Husain Choudhari to Irfan Husain Mohammed Husain Chaudhary as per Affidavit. C-1832

We Mr. Praveen Mafatlal Vanigotta and Mrs. Reena Praveen Vanigotta have changed our minor daughter name from Archi Praveen Vanigota to Archi Praveen Vanigotta as per Affidavit. C-1848

I have changed my name from Farzana Khatoon D/o Hasim Ali to Farzana Irfan Husain Chaudhary as per Affidavit. C-1833

I have changed my name from Kavita Habib Farooqui to Fauzeya Habib Farooqui as per Affidavit. C-1849

I have changed my name from Mohd Ajaj Shah , Ajaj Kayyum Shah to Mohammad Ajaj Kayyum Shah as per Affidavit.

We Mr. Habib Farooqui and Mrs. Fauzeya Habib Farooqui have changed our minor son name from Yash Farooqui to Dayaan Habib Farooqui as per Affidavit. C-1850

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We Mr. Habib Farooqui and Mrs. Fauzeya Habib Farooqui have changed our minor son name from Krish Habib Farooqui to Raiyan Habib Farooqui as per Affidavit. C-1851 I have changed my name from Kavita Thakur to Fauzeya Habib Farooqui as per Affidavit C-1852 I have changed my name from Khulodi Rashid Shaikh to Khulodi Shaikh as per Affidavit C-1853 We Mr. Rashid Habib Shaikh and Mrs. Khulodi Shaikh have changed our child’s name from Arafaat Rashid Shaikh to Arafaat Tabrez Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-1854 We Mr. Rashid Shaikh and Mrs. Khulodi Shaikh have changed our child’s name from Adnan Rashid Shaikh to Adnan Tabrez Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-1855 I have changed my name from Siddika Sabitali to Siddiqua Zafarul Hasan Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-1856

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I have changed my name from Tinkoo Anil Sarkar to Tinku Anil Sarkar as per Affidavit. C-1808

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Man blackmails girl after filming rape, then kidnaps and robs her

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By Zuber Ansari


he Charkop police are on the look out for a 27-year-old man accused of raping a 23-year old woman. The man, identified as Hurain Qureshi, allegedly made pictures and videos of the girl on his cell phone while raping the girl. The police and the victim are concerned about the pictures and videos being leaked. According to the charkop police , “Qureshi who is a resident of Malvani, was working as a real estate agent. He managed to befriend the victim through her friend. They exchanged phone numbers and started messaging each other.” According to the police, their story goes back two years:In January 2012, Qureshi drove by their college in a Scor-

pio and offered to drop both the girls to their homes. He dropped the friend first. Instead of dropping the victim, he took her to his building and asked her to come to place on the pretext of needing Hurain Qureshi, her to get some things. the accused rapist As soon as she entered his house, Qureshi locked the door behind him. He allegedly raped her and took the pictures and videos on his cell phone.After the rape, Qureshi threatened to make the pictures and videos public if she told anyone. Fearing this, the girl didn't tell anyone about the incident. Meanwhile Qureshi tried to meet her several times

Gangster held with revolver, choppers in Kashimira By Suresh Golani


ontinuing its crackdown against anti-social elements in the Thane (rural) region, a Local Crime Branch (LCB) team led by Police Inspector Kishore Khairnar apprehended a hardcore criminal from Kashimira, late on Wednesday evening. Acting on information about the presence of notorious goon Sandip Pal Singh (24) in the Dachkulpada slum settlement in Kashimira, the LCB team laid a trap and arrested him from a tenement late on Wednesday evening. The LCB team included API Sachin Gavas and police personnel H. Khutale, Machindra Pandit, M. Shaikh, Surve and Shinde. “Singh was found to be in possession of a countrymade revolver and two choppers”, confirmed Khairnar, who said that his team was in the process of verifying the antecedents of Singh who has

Arnala PSI Katkar caught taking bribe By Zuber Ansari


leuths from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday arrested Police Sub Inspector (PSI) of the Arnala Sagri Police station in Virar accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh from a lady complainant to help her husband get bail in a cheating case which he is investigating. PSI Hemantkumar Shamrao Katkar and Anil Jagannath Suvarna who was playing mediator between the two parties have been arrested. According to ACB sources, a few days ago PSI Katkar had arrested a man under various sections of the IPC including 420 (Cheating). As the inves-

but she always ignored him.Two years later, in January this year, Qureshi blackmailed her into meeting him one last time and promised to delete the footage if she did. The victim met him and asked him to delete the pictures and videos. But Qureshi insisted that she sit in his car and talk to him. When she got him, he kidnapped her and drove to Goa where he had already booked a lodge. He raped her, robbed her money and debit card, and dropped her back home.She then changed her college and city of residence. Fearing the evidence that he had of the encounter, she revealed everything to her parents. Her parents lodged a complaint against Qureshi at the Charkop police station. The police are now searching for Qureshi.

tigating officer of the case, PSI Katkar allegedly demanded Rs.3 lakh from the wife of the accused man to help him to get bail easily. After seeing the bad condition of her husband in police custody, the lady approached PSI Katkar and asked him to help. He said he would help only if she paid Rs.3 lakh. The PSI allegedly asked that lady to deliver the cash to Anil Suvarna, The lady claimed that Katkar called her many times demanding money. Fed up with the repeated demands, she filed a complaint with the ACB. Sources at the ACB further revealed that Katkar and Anil Suvarna were caught inside the police station accepting the bribe.


PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with the provision under section 8(3) (a) of the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection & Preservation of Trees Act 1975 (As modified upto 9th June, 2004), all concerned are hereby informed that proposals have been received by the Tree Authority for granting permission for removal of trees. Sr. No.

Site address

Sr. Number of tree/trees proposed to be removed as marked on tree at site

Reason for removal of tree/trees


Pali Hill Navroze Premises C.H.S., C.T.S. No. C/1344, Opp. Narang House, Nargis Datt Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai.

1 to 6, 9, to 19, 20(Dead) = 18 Trees

Coming in the proposed construction work.


M/s. Reliance Infrastructure, C.T.S. No. 34, E.P. 61, T.P.S.-V, Prabhat Colony, Near H/East Ward Office Bldg., Santacruz (East), Mumbai.

28 = 1 tree

Coming in the proposed to Road Construction work.


Redevelopment of MIG group IV, C.H.S. C.T.S. No. 648, 648/1 to 6 near MHADA Office, Gandhinagar, Bandra (E), Mumbai.

5, 5A, 7 to 9, 9A, 9B to 9F, 10, 12 to 14, 14A, 15, 15A, 16A, 17, 18, 18A, 19 to 21, 21A to 21B, 22 to 25, 25A, 26, 27, 27A, 27B, 28, 29, 29A, 30, 30A, 31 to 33, 33A, 33B, 34 to 37, 37B, 37C, 38 to 41, 43, 47A, 50, 50A 51, 51A, 51B, 52, 53, 53A, 53B, 54 to 63, 63A, 64, 64A, 64B, 64C, 67, 67A, 69, 70, 72 to 74, 74A, 74B, 75, 89A, 89B, 89C, 89D, 102, 103, 107 to 109, 112 to 115, 115A, 116, 122 to 125, 125A, 126, 126A, 127 to 139, 139A, 139B, 139C, 140, 141, 144, 144A, 145, 145A, 146, 146A, 146A, 146C, 146D, 147 to 149, 151 to 175, 175A, 175B, 175C, 179 to 181, 188, 191 to 194, 194A, 194A, 194C, 195, 199A, 200, 204 to 207, 209, 210, 213=194 Trees

Coming in the proposed to basement construction work.


Veer Hanuman SRA C.H.S. Ltd., C.T.S. No. 539 -C/1, Village Chakala, Sahar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai.

1, 3 = 2 (Trees)

Coming in the proposed to construction work.


Sagbhag Sneh Sagar SRA C.H.S. Ltd., C.T.S. No. 706, 706/1 to 1, Village Marol, AndheriKurla Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai.

4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 19, 20 to 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46 = 32 Trees

Coming in the proposed to construction work.


New Technical SRA C.H.S. & Emanuel 3 to 9, 12 to 28, 33, 34, 34A, 37, 39, Lelewadi C.H.S. C.T.S. No. 10, 10/11, 11/1 to 42, 43, 44 = 32 Trees 3, 12, 13, 28, 29, 31, 32, 32/(1 to 4), 33, 34, 35, 35/1 to 3, 36, 36/1 to 4, 37, 37/1, 38, 39, 39/1,to 7,40 41A(Pt), 41B/1, 41B/2,42,42/1 to 2, 43, 43/1, 44, 45 Village Bapnala, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East, Mumbai.

Coming in the Proposed to construction work.


C.T.S. No. 1648, 1648/1 to 4, 1649, 1649/1 to 15 Opp. Times Square, Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai.

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 = 12 Trees

Coming in the proposed to construction work.


Balgandharva Rangmandir, Jn. of 24th & 32nd Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai.

21 = 1 Tree

Coming in the Entry/Exit to basement parking.


Indian Institute of packaging, Plot No. E/2, Marol Ind. Area, Near Reliance Energy Office, Andheri (E), Mumbai.

5, 6, 8 to 16, 19, 20, 43(dead), 72, 73, 84, 111 to 121, 128, 129, 136 to 152 = 47 Trees

Coming in the proposed to construction work.

The seized weapons. been remanded to police custody. As a part of their pre-poll preparedness operation, the LCB wing, on the directions of Thane (rural) Rajesh Pradhan, has not only intensified vigil but has also activated its informer network in the region which has led to several arrests in the last couple of weeks.



Objection or suggestions for aforesaid proposals, if any, are invited within 7 days from the date of publicity of this advertisement.

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‘It’s safe to take up the Chardham Yatra’ Says Secretary of Uttarakhand Tourism, as he highlights the recovery of the area post last year's

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floods and assures tourists of a better Uttarakhand

Temples, many of them ancient, abound along the river banks.

By Mrinalini Khattar


fter last year's Uttarakhad disaster, Umakant Panwar, Secretary of Tourism with the Government of Uttarakhand on Thursday announced that they were open for business on schedule this year. “Uttarakhand is ready to welcome you, especially the 'Chardhaam Yatra'. Yamunotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Hemkund officially open on May 2, 3, 4 and 25 respectively”, he said at a press conference organised by the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board. In a previous statement, Vijay Bahuguna, Uttarakhand Chief Minister had admitted that the floods of 2013 had set them back by three years. Panwar had added that the setback was also in terms of the undue negative publicity it had garnered. “Only 20 per cent of the state was actually hit by floods. Places such as Haridwar, Mussoorie, IN THE COURT OF THE Ist JUNIOR CIVIL JUDGE,R.R. DISTRICT AT L.B. NAGAR, Hyderabad O.S. No. 12 of 2014 Between: M. Vidyanath Reddy ....PLAINTIFF AND Janaki Ram, and another ....Defendents To, G. Janaki Ram, S/o G. Rameshwar Rao, R/o 16, Walchand Terraces, 79, J. Dadaji Road,Bombay-34. …(Defendant NO.1) Please take notice that the above suit filed by the above named Plaintiff against you and another for Rectification and correction of Sy.No’s, the said suit is posted on dt. 23.4.2014 at 10.30 A.M, for your appearance, you may appear either in person or through Advocate in the above suit on the above Court and above said date and time, failing which, the Hon’ble Court will decide the matter on exparte . H.Venugopal Advocate H.No.1-8-700/44,Padma Colony Nallakunta,Hyderabad

Nainital, Almora, Ranikhet, Rishikesh saw only heavy rainfall last year”, he said yesterday. The damages were mostly confined to the Kedarnath valley, which have been tended to now, the Board assured us. Although the length of the trek will be the same, the trek will be slightly more difficult now. There will be halts at Bhimtal, Gaurikund and Himchuli with overnight boarding. Panwar admitted that one of the reasons why last year's disaster took so many lives was because of overcrowding. The main concern now is matching the load carrying capacity with the influx. “We have put a limit on that.

Places like Kedarnath can only have 500 people staying overnight”. Dehradun now has seven flights moving in and out every day which has further connectivity through helicopters. Around 29 helipads are being constructed. The government has also announced some tax relief to kick-start the economy mainly from the business operators' point of view. VAT has taken a plunge from 13.5 to 14 per cent. Local transport has been provided tax relief for two years. Panwar also added that the Biometric Registration System, which will operate on the lines of the Aadhaar card, will take account of the user's

number of visitors. Certain value-added services have also been promised to be introduced by June-July this year. These will include proposing a particular application that will sense the user's location, give hourly traffic and weather forecasts etc. Not many difficult questions were asked as the Board seemed pretty confident about their figures and had pictures to show the improvement even in the worsthit areas. “There is a strong sense of resilience and revival. We will build it back finger print, phone numbers better and even more beautiand other details to keep a ful”, said Panwar in his bid to track of who is going where. restore and build public conIt will also give an idea of the fidence.

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decision on the proposal. The corporation has also been have been placed. Our pro- asked to indicate by when imposal for a control room is provement and strengthening pending with BMC,” said of roads in the city will be Saluja. The court directed the completed. BMC to consider and make a

Cost-cutting in road maintenance


By Khushboo Panjabi

DC in its report on March 25, had highlighted that the BMC had floated tenders for pre-monsoon road maintenance work which will cost almost 50 per cent less than it usually does. The city has been categorised into seven zones for pothole repairs. S.V.R. Srinivas, Additional Municipal Commissioner said, “After examining the past work, we will work out a plan to carry out the pothole repair work in a better way and it is expected that the expenses will be reduced.” “Categorisation of the wards and the roads was done last year for the repair work. We need to see how it works out during the monsoon”, he added. The contractors have

Attacker arrested

already been decided and the work will commence in a month's time. Hindustan Colas Limited, Shaunak Infrastructure, Wonder Technologies, Summer Infrastructure, and JV of Atasha Ashirwad Builders and STG Infrastructure Pvt Ltd. are some of them. The authority has estimated a budget of Rs.24 crore for the pre-monsoon road maintenance work. Interestingly past records show that the civic body has cut costs on the repair work as compared to the earlier years. Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

Actual expenses Rs.32.09 crore Rs.49.33 crore Rs.59.35 crore Rs.65.13 crore Rs.56 crore Rs.57 crore Rs.28 crore

Fortunately for the girl, her neighbour Robin Karkee (14) rushed to her rescue and put Continued from pg 1 « up a brave fight with the assailant, who fled the spot, but Zubin had attacked and only after repeatedly stabbing slashed the girl in the com- Robin in the abdomen. pound of Sonam Krishna “Following a tip-off, we arApartments in the New rested Zubin from NalaGolden Nest area of Bhayan- sopara. He has confessed to dar (East) on Monday the crime and has been evening. booked under section 326 of A resident of Nalasopara, the IPC. He was produced Zubin was known to the girl before the District Sessions for the past two years and had Court, Thane which rebeen pressurising her to manded him to police cusmarry him. Angry over her re- tody till April 15,” confirmed fusal, Zubin had assaulted the investigating officer API victim with a sharp object. Kadam.

Maharashtra votes: Vidarbha records 62.36%

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Commission of India while speaking to ADC disclosed that Naxals opened fire on the polling party in Gardewada village in Gadchiroli-Chimur constituency after polling was over and the polling party was on its way to the base camp in Gadchiroli. Besides this voters in Morgan village in Buldhana constituency boycotted the elections in protest over poor roads and long hours of power blackouts. Notable among those who cast their ballot included the world's shortest 23-year-old girl Jyoti Amge in Nagpur. In all, 193 candidates are in the fray in the 10 constituencies. The key contests here are: sitting BJP MP Sanjay Dhotre (BJP) and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar (BBM) in Akola, former actor Navneet Kaur Rana (NCP) and sitting Shiv Sena MP Anandrao Adsul in Amravati (SC), sit-



Voting Percentage


Buldhana Akola Amravati (SC) Wardha Ramtek (SC) Nagpur Bhandara-Gondiya Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST) Chandrapur Yavatmal-Washim

April 10, 2014

58.66 65.00 65.00 61.00 62.00 59.00 65.00 65.00 63.00 60.00

Total Voting Percentage 62.36


61.72 49.91 51.45 54.60 50.88 43.44 71.11 65.14 58.48 54.06 56.07


COMING OF AGE... Jyoti Amge, 20, a first time voter, gets her finger marked with indelible ink inside a polling station in Nagpur on Thursday. ting Congress MP and union minister Mukul Wasnik and Krupal Tumane (Sena) in Ramtek (SC). In Nagpur it is a triangular contest between sitting Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar,

former BJP president Nitin Gadkari and AAPs Anjali Damania. In Bhandara-Gondiya it is a straight contest between NCP's sitting MP and Union Minister Praful Patel and sit-

ting BJP MLA Nana Patole. In Chandrapur sitting BJP MP Hansraj Ahir faces a straight contest with sitting MLA and Congress minister in state government Sanjay Deotale.

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Khushwant Singh, a tribute according to the journalism he stirred

Afternoon Despatch & Courier



Ponder awhile… “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

A large number of criminals in Lok Sabha poll fray I

t is estimated that half the number of candidates who are contesting in the Lok Sabha elections are criminals. They are involved in crimes like murder, extortion, rape and assault. In one poll segment, the number of candidates with criminal charges against them is as much as 70 per cent. It is being said that democracy has been firmly established in our country and all citizens have equal rights. The pertinent question is whether a person who has killed or raped must also be given a chance to sit in the Lok Sabha. There has been angry voices against the practice of giving tickets to criminals, but nothing has changed, most of the members of parliament are themselves against putting any ban on participation of criminals in Lok Sabha elections. The court itself has taken note of the disturbing situation and has at last said that those MPs charged with crime and convicted should not sit in the House. Following this verdict by the court, Laloo Prasad Yadav had to make his exit from the Lok Sabha. All party leaders however do not want any ban to be put on criminals even if charges are framed against them. It looks like these criminals have a lot of muscle and money power which helps in winning elections. The criterion appears to be the extent of capacity of a candidate to enlist voter support. The poll managers want results. They do not bother how the criminals get support of people. In some regions, it is a fact that criminals are very popular. They have money power which attracts voters. Muscle power – force – also works. No wonder the repeated attempts by activists and some clean politicians to keep elections out of the reach of criminals have not succeeded. What is a matter for concern is that in this Lok Sabha elections, a large number of criminals might be elected. Since all political parties are totally against imposing a ban, there is little chance of ever having a clean Lok Sabha.


he late Khushwant Singh who passed away on March 20 received due recognition in the English media such as no other in his profession has ever received in the past. 'The Telegraph' (March 21) noted that he was its “oldest columnist” right from the year of its birth. It said: “His sense of mischief and his playfulness often deflected attention from the more serious side of India's most famous sardarji. His outward iconoclasm notwithstanding he remained immersed in the more profound and philosophical traditions of the religion of his forefathers... the jokes he cracked, often aimed at the Sikhs, will not live after him, but his books will.” Noting that “he could have been a victim of the anti-Sikh pogrom of 1985 but was saved by friends” the paper said that “his self-fashioned cynicism and cultivated malice had not allowed the iron to enter his soul” and “the imp in him never grew old till God's clock struck twelve.”



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Shobha De in language and style that the Sardar would have adored. Bedi thought that the Sardar's 'A History of the Sikhs' “is a book that would be difficult to surpass for its amazing depth and prodigious understanding by future generations.” Bedi also praised 'A Train To Pakistan' as a harrowing account in English of a British-ordered slapdash sundering that separated a closeknit people and turned them into savage beasts.” Bedi concluded by saying that “the Sardar's story is India's story”. Kishwar Desai was even more laudatory. She said that “for many of us writers and journalists he was an amazing mentor and he wore his achievements very lightly, ever happy to just shoot the breeze with us. “Kishwar,” said Mr. Singh, “always had good advice to give and was never judgmental.” She re-

Wishing him well, wherever he is 'Deccan Herald', (March 22) in the south said Khushwant Singh “had all the contradictions of human beings.” It said, “He wrote history dispassionately but infused passion and imagination in its retelling in fiction. He was a champion of freedom and liberal values but supported their suppression once in his life. He held strong views but was never afraid to change them. He was an agnostic but held religious literature in high esteem. He claimed he had malice towards one and all but was never malicious in the vile way. Even those whom he scorned loved reading him. He boasted and exaggerated but was also humble and real about himself.” 'Business Line' (March 21) carried a rich tribute to Singh by Urvashi Butalia, editor, publisher and director of Zubaan. She referred to several books Singh had written starting with the two-volume history of Sikhs, maintaining that “written with a journalist's pen and a historian's eye this is a history that does any bookshelf it graced, proud”. “Perhaps” wrote Butalia, “the most fitting tribute to this giant of the journalistic and literary world in India would be to raise a glass to him and wish him well wherever he is now.” 'The Economic Times' (March 21) devoted almost an entire page to eulogise Mr. Singh. It carried three articles one by Rakesh Bedi, another by Kishwar Desai and a third by

MEDIAWATCH M.V. Kamath ferred to “his mother's dying desire for a drop of whiskey, to his political mistakes and personal infidelities–he was brutally transparent–but always with a smile.” As Kishwar saw it, Khushwant “lived life to its fullest measure.” Shobha De considered Singh as “A Very Nice Man to Know”. Summarising Khushwant's life in all its manifold ways, De said “behind the facade of a drunken profligate, a reckless philanderer...was a diligent wordsmith who never skipped a deadline, a disciplined writer who put pen to paper every single day, a voracious reader with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, an incurable romantic who could recite exquisite Urdu verse...” 'The Times of India' (March 21) carried a glowing tribute to Mr. Singh by one of his early staffers, Bachi Karkaria. She said “it must be mayhem up there in heaven (with) the houris all-a-tremble awaiting the arrival of India's self-anointed 'Dirtiest Old Man' ”

The three jewels, ratnatraya, of Jainism S



ome people, men and women, were inspired to give up all possessions and become monks and nuns. Others were unable to go that far but followed Mahavira's teachings without giving up their homes and families and work. Mahavira taught a scientific explanation of the nature and meaning of life and a guide as to how we should behave to draw this real nature and meaning into our own life. We must start with three things. First, we must have RIGHT FAITH , we must believe in truth. Second, we must have the RIGHT KNOWLEDGE, we must study to understand what life is all about. Third, we must follow RIGHT CONDUCT, the conduct which our faith and knowledge show us to be correct. These are the 'three jewels', ratnatraya, of Jainism. RIGHT FAITH is perhaps the hardest of all. Nobody can tell us what we can believe, but we can look at the message of Mahavira and believe that he really did know what he was

talking about and that his message makes sense. Mahavira's message contains the basis of RIGHT KNOWLEDGE. Life is a puzzle. Where did we come from before birth? Where do we go after death? Nobody's life is completely and totally happy, but why do some people have lives of great misery and others have much joy? Mahavira teaches us that this is not the result of the whims of some distant god. No, each one of us is what we have made our-

MATTER & SPIRIT selves by our actions in this life and in previous lives. Every individual (and not only humans, but animals and plants) is basically a pure spirit or soul (jiva is the Jain word for it) which is capable of complete knowledge and complete freedom. But by our actions and thoughts we have, as it were, covered this pure spirit with the gross material of karma which obscures our knowledge and limits our

and “a battalion of long dead men sharpening their sabres to attack the dastardly fellow who wrote such nasty obituaries.” “Death itself,” Karkaria wrote, “might be in a quandary, not knowing whether to hang its head in shame or smile in benign satisfaction. And yet,” she added “in all these things there is a contradiction.” Praising him for standing by trainees, Karkaria said Khushwant “most typically exposed gasbags and self-styled godmen” and “the more sacred a cow, the more gleefully he slaughtered it.” She who worked for Singh praised him as “one of India's most-acclaimed novelists, a world authority on Sikhs, an encyclopedia on trees and birds and the most successful editor of his times.”

The king of journalism M.J. Akbar also writing for the same paper, said Khushwant was never a journalist's journalist, but was “an author's journalist. He brought the narrative sweep of an artistic temperament to periodical writing.” Continuing, he said, “If fiction is about contemporary life then journalism is about temporary realities. Khushwant Singh traversed the distance without a hiccup because he laughed at the thought of being trapped in any ivory tower...he preferred ideas to any ideology. He was, in a sense, profoundly non-ideological. He thought the Left which was the intellectual fashion of the age, was inherently antagonistic to individual liberty which he prized above everything else, because of its doctrinaire traps. He saw doctrine as a casket, fit for a graveyard.” And then we have Gargi Gupta who practically summed up Khushwant's entire life by saying: “To national debate he brought in a robust contrarian view, which will be missed. Secular to the core, a non-believer to the depth of his heart, he was often ahead of his times. In an age when religious fundamentalism seemed a threat he was a beacon of hope. It is that beacon that has dimmed for ever.” To sum it all up, wrote Vikram Seth: “One feels he is still around”. David Davidar said something more, “When they made him, they broke the mould and I am sure I will never meet his like again...he will be sorely missed.” And to that one might add another tribute, this one from Geeta Doctor, who, writing in The Hindu said, “In the once and forever glory days of journalism there will only be one king and that man is now dead.” freedom and ties us down to one life after another. Although we may have a lot of happiness in life we also, all of us, have a great deal of unhappiness. We want to know the way in which we can get rid of the restrictions of karma and gain the state of complete knowledge and glorious freedom which is known as moksa or nirvana. Although this may be a very long, very slow process for most of us, over countless lives, Mahavira teaches us how to make a start in freeing ourselves from the restrictions and miseries of karma. So we come to RIGHT CONDUCT. Strength of passions is the worst thing, passions of violence and desire and possession. The most important principle which runs through the whole of Mahavira's attitude of life is ahimsa. This is usually translated as 'non-violence', but it goes beyond that and really means the greatest possible kindness to all living things. This is the first and fundamental rule which we should try to follow, to get rid of violence in all our actions and even in our thoughts. Yes, in our thoughts as well, for violent thoughts can be potentially as harmful as violent deeds. – Mahavira

Afternoon Despatch & Courier


Was the slap stage-managed? ARVIND Kejriwal was slapped yet again and this time by his own supporter, which gives rise to suspicion that the whole thing could be stage managed for garnering sympathy just a couple of days before elections in Delhi. Also Kejriwal meets the person who slapped him under camera glare and every ill will is forgotten. While all forms of violence needs to be condemned in the strongest possible ways, politicians too should not dramatise events for publicity. People have high hopes on Arvind because they identify him as being noncorrupt and honest. But people expect governance from elected leaders and Kejriwal let down his followers by giving up power in Delhi only to concentrate on the national elections. Accountability to voters is the key and one hopes that Kejriwal would not commit the Delhi mistake of running away from power ever again. People today feel saddened and let down which is the reason for Kejriwal's declining popularity after he became a hero overnight. Our country though needs honest politicians like Kejriwal and thus one hopes that he is given another chance by the voters to prove his loyalty to them.

TACTICS? Kejriwal has been slapped by an aam aadmi yet again, in complete public view during one of his rallies.

days of non performance "earned" him a slap, one can imagine what a 2190 days (six years) of BJP government and 3,560 days of Congress government at the Centre deserves for their non performance? One is not taking into account the lethargic state governments. The theory of the act being stage managed does not hold water because why would somebody target himself to highlight his so called    — Chandramohan, Ghatkopar "mismanagement". Or are people THIS refers to the editorial 'AAP seriously disappointed with him    chief attacked by an aam aadmi' perceiving to be the man who (ADC, Apr. 9). Reportedly this is KEJRIWAL was slapped by an auto could really deliver? If so then oththe fifth time, in the last few days, rickshaw driver yesterday for al- ers are already assumed to be fake that Arvind Kejriwal has been leged non-fulfilment of promises politicians who can get elected (by slapped in public. Interestingly, all that he had made when forming default) but cannot be trusted. — Abdul Monim, Vashi those so called 'slaps' have been the government in Delhi. If his 49 manner for more than a decade. The Congress party as a whole stands shaken by the sheer proven ability of Modi. People at large all over the country are fondly, eagerly and anxiously looking forward to end this Congress regime and make Modi the PM and quite sanguine that the country will have the benefit of his skills towards development, contain inflation and defend our sacred borders. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

SP and Congress

Dawn of development MODI filed his nomination as a BJP candidate from Vadodara and was accompanied by a tea vendor and a member of Gaekwad royal family. This signifies his humility by according respect to a person who is doing a job which he was doing earlier for a living. Modi has shown 'reverence' to the Royal family as he was born in Bhavnagar in Saurashtra said to have been under the then Gaekwad kingdom. He is the clear winner from Vadodara and Varanasi and the immediate next PM. It is heartwarming to note that Modi has come the hard way, from a tea vendor to this level where he is today. He has endured all the testing circumstances and proved his ability in developing Gujarat in a unique

Auto mela at Kandivali

any other poltical parties which are nothing but bogus and misleading THERE is always a mela of autos at with false promises as the parties the Kandivli station (W) haphaz- forget the voters as well as their ardly parked here. It seems that the promises after coming to power. concerned authorities are blind to People should not bother about the this problem of people of Kandivli manifestos of the parties and vote (W). There is no queue system nor consciously to those candidates any rules are followed by the auto who believe in action and work for drivers, since they know too well people's welfare rather than talking that they are absolutely safe. This is only on the paper without any acthe second time I am writing about tion. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai this. It is also very difficult to even walk here as there is hardly any space for pedestrians. Inspite of knowing this, the traffic authorities THIS is in response to the open letter by J. Dias of Christian Secular do not take any positive steps. Once in a blue moon, if a cop Forum to its Dalit flock to vote for does visit the area, hardly any dif- secular parties (ADC, Mar. 7). Has Christianity in India failed to preference is noticed in the situation. I hope that the traffic police take vent cancer of caste afflicting its notice of this and take stern action laity? Further isn't it sad to find that 60 years of secular dispensation has against the auto drivers. — Perin Akolawala, Mumbai failed to improve the the lot of Dalit Christians. If Dias had his headquarters in Delhi, Madam Sonia would have approached him also IN their all-out efforts to pin down just as she called upon Imam the BJP at any cost, the Congress Bukhari. seems to have chanced upon a During British rule many Dalits "golden opportunity" in the Amit converted to Christianity due to Shah case. However, in a hurry to folly of upper caste Hindus, but gain an upper hand over the Saffron their social status did not improve. Party, the Congress appears to be If Dias seeks to improve the social going overboard. By attacking Amit respectability or acceptability of Shah from all the fronts, the party Dalit Christians, the reservations would be unwittingly making a mar- won't help. If economic improvetyr out of him. He can very well grab ment is desired, then why only for a lot of media attention and portray poor Christians and Muslims? Why himself as a victim who is being not for poor Hindus? Is that secuhounded by the secular lobby for no larism? Virendra Kapoor has exfault of his. Such an eventuality will posed the hollowness of secularism prove to be counter-productive and of secular parties. (same date) Dias will, on the contrary, affect the must have read that. If more and chances of the Congress itself. more groups are brought under — Arun Malankar, Santacruz fixed overall quota for reservations, there will be fights between its present beneficiaries.

Really secular?

nothing more than mild taps, on the cheeks. This gives strong credence to the theory that the whole exercise is being stage-managed by the Aam Aadmi Party; to be in the news and also to gain sympathy for Kejriwal and his party. Notwithstanding the fact that we Indians are an emotional lot, we are not fools not to see through the silly game of AAP. The electorate — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon will surely give a fitting reply to AAP, for such misadventures.

HOPEFUL: Thousands of voters across the country are viewing Modi as their saviour from corruption and misgovernance, and are looking forward to an NDA government led by him.



ON one hand, Rahul Gandhi alleges that BJP ‘divides’ the nationals into Hindus and Muslims. But shockingly, Congress’ probable post election ally party SP’s Azam Khan says that the Kargil war was won because of the Muslim jawans, and not Hindu jawans. People may hope that Congress will be sufficiently cautious in the matter of joining its ‘hand’ with such divisive party, SP any time in future, just for the ‘chair.’ Rahul also seems to have forgotten conveniently that his own grandma and former Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi had started to divide Indians into Hindus and Muslims, obviously for ‘chair’ since 1969, continued by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi till date, followed by Congress’ similar vote greedy allies like NCP, RJD, SP, BSP and few other parties. On the other hand, the Congress-appointed Union steel minister Beniprasad Verma addresses Narendra Modi as a goon, and Rajnath Singh as Modi’s slave. But Verma forgot very conveniently that there are many goons in his

‘Golden opportunity’

Vote consciously

THE manifesto by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2014 general elections is nothing but waste own party Congress, and the Con- of time and money as it is a copygress-men and women are slaves of paste of the Congress party's manithe ‘mother-son’ duo since long, till festo with various promises which already exist. I strongly feel that the date. — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali BJP's manifesto will not be implemented as they are not going to get the majority by reaching the halfway mark of the 272+ seats and will "ELECTIONS are coming. Universal have to compromise or surrender peace is declared, and the foxes before their allies by preparing the have a sincere interest in prolong- manifesto of the NDA. It is high ing the lives of the poultry", so said time that the people of India should George Elliot under 'Ponder Awhile' not trust the manifestos of BJP and (ADC, Mar. 8). How true and appropriate! Indeed, everyone is trying hard for their personal gains via the elections and as such trying very hard lest the fish escapes the net! And, indeed unless the 'poultry' is IT is heartening to note that we protected, how the hyenas and the still have good Samaritans like foxes and the vultures and rattle the Bhayandar braveheart, Robin snakes would survive without Krishna Karkee who would rush 'meat' or 'moolah'? All are eagerly to the help of a girl in distress unwaiting in great anticipation for the mindful of the risk he was putting great happening - this forthcoming himself to. No praise will be too elections! — P. Chakravorty, Fort high for his act of selfless bravery and the MBMC municipal commissioner and his deputy have done well to have appreciated his IN the media and electoral brawl on courage and felicitated him secularism, minority votes, etc peo('Brave heart felicitated, ADC, ple seem to have forgotten the most Apr. 10). In these bad, days when secular leader of the Congress. Uncrimes against women are so fortunately his death changed the rampant, we need more men like course of Indian history. Many HinRobin to give our womenfolk a dus and even members of the RSS sense of security. The girl's parand BJP shed copious tears on his ents and relatives have to arrange death and the minority heaved a to send the girl for work along sigh of relief. He was so secular that with other girls and not alone eshe would have put the RSS and BJP pecially when the accused has to shame making them look like boy been reportedly stalking her for scouts. The secular leader – Sanjay some time. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane Gandhi.

Ponder awhile!

— A.K.R. Hemmady, Virar

Poor PM! APROPOS 'Why is PM not in poll fray?' (ADC, Apr. 7), the analysis by this edit piece is thread bare in respect of the reasons which stood in the way to PM's actively participating in the current Lok Sabha election for the Congress party and at the same time it graphically exposes the PM indicating his degree of leniency to let go the colossal corrupt ministers like DMK's A Raja, Kanimozi and others. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai

A good Samaritan!

Secular Congress leader

— T.R. Ramaswami, Kandivali

WELL DONE! Robin Krishna Karkee, who saved his female neighbour from a jilted lover's attack, is an example of immense bravery, and deserves accolades.



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EW DELHI: SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday drew flak from political parties and women and social activists for questioning capital punishment to rapists and saying “boys commit mistakes” for which they should not be hanged. Hours after his highly controversial comments, Congress slammed Yadav saying these were ‘unfortunate’. “It is unfortunate that any leader makes such a statement regarding a crime like rape. Such statements encourage persons involved in such crimes,” Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza told PTI. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said the comment smacked of Yadav playing ‘minority politics’ in the backdrop of recent Muzaffarnagar riots in which many women were allegedly raped. “Mulayam Singh Yadav must have thought of playing minority politics in Nirbhaya case also,” he said, adding there was no law which provides for death sentence to juveniles and under the Juvenile Act, they are released in three years for these offences. Addressing an election


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rally in Moradabad, Yadav had also said that after the Nirbhaya incident, people have started to get worried. Social activist Kiran Bedi said, “These statements call for total boycott of such a political leader. People should be asked to vote out such people completely.” “That is exactly the reason when such people in power do not deliver and society as a whole feels insecure. This statement is against the society and it is spreading lawlessness,” she said. Noted activist on women issues Ranjana Kumari demanded Yadav’s arrest in the light of these remarks. “Women of the country should not vote for his party whether it is in UP or somewhere else and he should be boycotted as a politician because he not only made these comments but also worked to stop women’s reservation bill,” she said. She said the EC should take cognisance of it and an FIR must be lodged against him for making such a statement as “calling rape a small mistake is directly encouraging rape.”




EW DELHI: High voter turnout was recorded in the 91 constituencies in 14 states and Union Territories which went to polls in the third and substantial phase of Lok Sabha elections, with Chandigarh witnessing the highest percentage of 74. Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Bihar witnessed naxal related violence which left 2 CRP jawans and one state police personnel dead. The voter turnout this time was substantially higher over the last Lok Sabha elections in all the constituencies. Muzaffarnagar and Shamli in Uttar Pradesh, which witnessed communal riots in August last year, recorded ‘above average’ voter turnout of 67.78 per cent and 70.85 per cent, respectively, Deputy EC Vinod Zutshi told PTI. The 10 seats of Uttar Pradesh, which went to polls on Thursday, reported a record turnout of 65 per cent as compared to 51.30 per cent recorded in the last LS polls. The turnout in Delhi was 64 per cent, up by 12 per cent as against 2009 elections. Chandigarh constituency recorded the highest turnout

Voters showing their voter ID cards as they wait to cast their votes for Lok Sabha elections at a polling station in Nagpur on Thursday. of 74 per cent, against 64 per recorded 73.4 per cent voter cent in 2009 polls. turnout, up from 73.2 per Kerala, which went to polls cent last time. in single phase yesterday, Chhattisgarh’s Bastar seat 74pc turn out in Kerala Over 73 pc cast vote in Haryana; 72 in Chandigarh Over 60 per cent polling in UP 75.8pc voting during repolling in six booths in Assam 66.29 per cent in Jammu 67.78pc voting in Muzaffarnagar, 70.85pc in Shamli in UP  MP sees 55.98 per cent voter turnout  Maharashtra 54.13 per cent: EC  52pc voting in Bastar      

witnessed the lowest voter turnout among the 91 seats of 51.4 per cent. But it was higher as compared to 47.33 per cent recorded in the last LS polls. EC maintained that the turnout could be ‘much higher’ in all the seats as final reports were yet to come in with voting still on after the stipulated hours in various areas. In Odisha, Maoists snatched EVMs and took away the battery of one voting machine.

Near Agrawal Hall, Manpada Road, Dombivali (E),Tal. Kalyan, Dist-Thane.






Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 28/04/2014 at 12.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: G.B Patharli, Tal. Kalyan,Dist- Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 483 12 2 (pt) — (Sq Mtr)

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 28/04/2014 at 12.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Juni Dombivali, Tal. Kalyan,Dist- Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 298.00 29/1 Pt. 1 (pt) — (Sq Mtr)

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 28/04/2014 at 12.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Juni Dombivali, Tal. Kalyan, Dist-Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 860 32, (old) 52 4 (A) — (Sq Mtr)

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 08/04/2014

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 08/04/2014

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 08/04/2014


(Nitin Kale) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies Thane.

Juni Dombivali, Shatri Nagar, Dombivali (W),Tal. Kalyan, Dist- Thane.

(Nitin Kale) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies Thane.

Sakaran Nagar, Dombivali (E),Tal. Kalyan, Dist-Thane.

(Nitin Kale) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies Thane.




Opp. Railway Stn. Achole Road, Nalasopara (E),Tal. Vasai, Dist-Thane.

Hans Nagar, Behind S.T. Workshop, Thane (W),Tal.DistThane.400601




Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 28/04/2014 at 2.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Achole, Nalasopara (E),Tal. Vasai, Dist- Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 334.23 (old) 398, (New) 97 11 A (pt) 6 (Sq Mtr)

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 28/04/2014 at 11.00.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Thane (w), Tal.Dist- Thane.

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 28/04/2014 at 12.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Navghar, Vasai (w),Tal. Vasai, Dist- Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. srly. Plot No. Area 1336.25 16, 16, 13 4(pt),4(pt),3 (pt) 3&5 (Sq Mtr)

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 08/04/2014

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 08/04/2014

(Nitin Kale) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies Thane.

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Hissa No. T.P. No. 1

Plot No. 447

Area 1917.26 (Sq Mtr)

(Nitin Kale) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies Thane.

Ambadi Road, Vasai (w),Tal. Vasai,Dist-Thane.

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 08/04/2014

(Nitin Kale) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies Thane.

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With online streaming options, premier channels on our set top boxes and new shows that air in tune with the rest of the world, this is turning out to be quite the year for a couch potato in India. If you want to spend the weekend curled up with a good show to watch but don’t know where to start, the 48Hours Team helps out with some great options and tell you what shows you should be watching

The besT shows on TV Since you don't have to wait for seasons to change and shows to get cancelled before they air on Indian television any more, take a look at some of the shows that you can now watch at almost the same time as the rest of the world. And don't worry — we're not giving out any spoilers, so even if you haven't watched them from the beginning, it's not too late to start!

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>> Modern Family is a mustModern Family: This watch comedy show has swept up Golden Globes and Emmy's for years, for good reason. If you're tired of waiting for seasons to end before you can watch this dysfunctional family at its comic best, our options on the next page will help you out. With a sexy Sofia Vergara as a linguistically challenged stepmum and Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet adding comic effect, this mocumentary is one to watch. Big Bang Theory: If you don't already know about The Big Bang Theory, we suggest you get watching, as soon as possible. The show follows the lives of some very geeky scientists and an extremely good looking neighbour. Find out what everyone's favourite quirky genius — Sheldon (Jim Parsons in a stellar performance) has up his sleeve and watch the rest of the cast in a series of antics. Two and a Half Men: If you're still watching Two and a Half Men with Charlie Sheen, you're not really in tune with the times. Now starring Ashton Kutcher, the show is still a hoot, although critics have had mixed opinions. Find out for yourself by catching the latest episodes.

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American Idol: Fans of the singing show will be pleased to find out that one of America's first singing competitions is now being aired almost in tune with the US air dates. Now in it's 13th season and with Harry Connick Jr., Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez as judges, watch Ryan Seacrest deliver his witty comments while the contestants fight to become the best singer in America. The Voice: If you're tired of American Idol and prefer a format where the voice is all that really matters, this aptly titled show is for you. With Shakira, Maroon 5's Adam Levine, country star Blake Shelton and Usher as the judges

along with host Carson Daily, this show — with its blind auditions, knockout rounds and superstar guest appearances is easy to find on Indian television.

>> You can watch The Voice on AXN

Suits: What do you get when you team someone with an eidetic memory with the ‘best closer in New York City’? A show that's full of lawyers, corruption, Harvard references and, well... a lot of suits, as the title suggests. This drama, filled with witty one-liners and its fare share of tearjerking scenes, is currently in its third season and you can finally watch it on Indian television. Veep: We all know that the political systems in any country are far from perfect. But, an inept Vice President (VP, where Veep comes from) in the form of a brilliantly comic JuliaLouis Dreyfus (of Seinfield stardom) and an invisible, but continued on pg 14 «


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equally inept President, put the American political system in a whole new light. This hilarious comedy is definitely worth a watch.

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Air Crash Investigation: Also known as Mayday, Air Emergency and Air Disasters (depending on what country is airing it) this documentary programme is about — you guessed it — air crashes, hijackings, bombings and other disasters. Don't watch this if you need a pick-me-up, but it's an interesting, informative show to catch. Mega Factories: This is also known as Ultimate Factories and since its a National Geographic show, it's very easy to catch on television. Watch behind-the-scenes footage of factories, machinery and manpower.

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House of Cards: This White House drama combines conspiracy, corruption and Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright playing the strangest power couple you've ever seen. This show beats

everything else out of the water. Game of Thrones: Blood, gore and a lot of fantasy — the Song of Ice and Fire books were always popular, so when HBO decided to make them into a hard-hitting, fast-paced television show where no one is safe, it’s no surprise it became a show you cannot skip watching. Revenge: American primetime television loves this show and if you're the sort of person who likes a heady dose of family drama (think of it as an English version of a saas-bahu show) with a good dose of revenge thrown in, 27-year-old Emily VanCamp will thrill you through her journey to avenge her wrongfully jailed and subsequently killed father.

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True Detective: Technically, since this show just about wrapped up, we shouldn't be putting it on a list of currently airing shows. However, the American crime drama show, starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as two of the best homicide detectives on television is worth watching if you haven't already. So, use your weekend to binge-watch all 8 episodes of the show. White Collar: We love, love, love Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and after you watch this show, you will too. The conartist who works mostly for the good guys is a great watch. Castle: A writer, a detective, a few laughs and a lot of bad guys is what makes Castle an entertaining show.

It's not just premium channels that will give you access to all the latest TV shows. Other TV channels too have a number of new shows on air. While there might not be several options, something is better than nothing. Check them out: aXN: The Voice is one of the best reality singing shows out there and AXN ensures that Indian audiences don’t miss out on the fun. The episodes are broadcast on the first weekend after they are aired in the USA. Comedy Central: The concept of a channel devoted to comedy is a great one, but the programming hasn’t been the best. However, they have been responsible for bringing the comicdrama Suits to India. In the past they have done it a few weeks after the series’ finale in the US and with the second-half of the third season on air in the US right now, it shouldn’t be long before the channel brings the show back to our screens. Zee Cafe: Zee Cafe is our favourite from the non-premium channels. They currently have the latest episodes of shows such as The Big Bang Theory (pictured) and American Idol that are a few days after they do in the USA. The channel was also the first one to bring Netflix's successful show House of Cards to Indian telly sets.

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Simpsons: One of the longest running animated shows in history, the Simpsons seem like they're not giving up on air time any time soon. Watch Homer, Marge, Maggie, Lisa and Bart up to their usual antics in Springfield — on your television or by streaming it online.

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latest seasons and episodes of some of the most popular shows in the USA. We quite like the shows that they have on Now that you've heard all about the great shows that are on offer. Find out more by visiting their website, air right now, we're sure you're itching to find out exactly where you can watch them. Read on as we tell you about what they have on offer: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Castle, Criminal Minds, Modern Family, New Girl, Person of Interest, your options: Revenge, The Simpsons, Two & A Half Men, White Collar.


If you've heard of Netflix, understanding BoxTV will become simpler. It is a website where, for a subscription fee (they also have some films for free), you can get access to English and Hindi films as well as TV shows. When it comes to English TV shows, the website is more of a documentary lover's paradise, but they also have a few popular shows. The best part is that you'll have access to all the previous episodes and seasons, which allows you to binge-watch. The only drawback is that you'll need an unlimited internet plan with very good bandwidth. As far as the subscription rates go, they have a large variety of offers — trial plans of `20, `49, `99 and `150 for one day, three days, a week and a fortnight respectively, as well as subscriptions for `199, `499, `799 and `1,499 for a month, three months, half a year and a year. what they have on offer: Scrubs, Lost, Grey's Anatomy, The Tudors, Desperate Housewives, Banged Up Abroad, Air Crash Investigation, Mega Factories, Mega Structures.

hbo defiNed HBO Defined is a premium, ad-free channel with some good films on its schedule. However, it is also the channel that will be showing the latest season of the award-winning Game of Thrones. The much-awaited season 4 premiered at the start of this week and HBO Defined is bringing it to India on April 13 at 9pm. They will also be airing the third season of the critically-acclaimed comedy Veep, from April 13 onwards at 8pm. The channel is available on all major DTH providers and costs `990 a year. what they have on offer: Game of Thrones, Veep.

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We love the concept of HBO On Demand, available only on Tata Sky. It is similar to BoxTV, except it doesn't involve an expensive internet connection. The idea is simple – subscribers of HBO Defined and HBO Hits will get access to HBO On Demand, which gives you the ability to pick and choose what you want to watch, when you want to watch it. The service is barely a few weeks old and it already has all the episodes of two of the most acclaimed shows by HBO. Paolo Agostinelli, chief content and business development officer, Tata Sky, says, “Apart from bringing entertainment to their homes, our subscribers can now enjoy the programmes showcased on HBO premium channels at any time that is convenient to them.” Apart from the shows already available, Star world premiere This recently launched, high-definition channel, is a the channel will be adding new HBO series and films on a premium channel that will give you access to all the latest monthly basis. international TV shows for just `60 a month. It is available on what they have on offer: Game of Thrones, True Detective all major DTH operators and you can look forward to the and Banshee

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Investigations and have recently started watching the series on BoxTV. I find the website easy to navigate and extremely We spoke to a few people in Mumbai to find out where affordable. Plus, there is no denying the added convenience of watching shows at your own time and pace. they watch all the latest TV shows: Apart from this one, I also stumbled upon Dekh Bhai Dekh, a series from the ’90s that I loved.” on my phone — Faranaaz Karbhari, lawyer, Napeansea Road “I am a fan of Tata Sky's mobile TV service. Because of my job, I am not always home to be able to watch TV shows. But, I use the app to watch the shows on-the-go. I am a big on Star world premiere fan of The Voice on AXN and for quite some time now I have “I love Star World Premiere HD. I found out about the been watching it on my phone. I hope they come out with channel through newspaper advertisements and subscribed to it in the very first week. It used to be quite more channels for the mobile service.” — Apramey Ramnath, marketing professional, Andheri annoying that instead of the latest seasons, I had to watch constant reruns of the shows I loved. But, I now watch all my favourite shows at home and because my DTH service on boxtV “I've always heard good things about the show Air Crash has a recording feature, I can be assured that even if I am

So what if you miSSed out! If you sulked all throughout dinner just because you knew you were missing out on the next episode of your favourite TV show, maybe it’s time for you to read this section. There are a few ways you can catch up on shows that you have missed out on. Read on to find out what they are: tata Sky+ hd: If you've got this set-top box, you're going to enjoy getting out of the house a lot more! The set-top box lets you record tv shows, which means you can go out, or finish all your work before you settle down in front of the TV to watch your favourite show uninterrupted. They also have a mobile application that lets you give out commands to record the show. As if this wasn't enough, their Catch-up TV feature allows you to watch up to five-day-old episodes of your favourite shows if you prefer a TV show marathon instead of watching an episode a day. tV tuner Cards: If you are more tech-savvy and like to watch your favourite shows as you make your way through an inbox flooded with email, get yourself a TV tuner card. Not only is it easy to use, you can also pause, rewind and record programmes. hit the internet: Speaking of tech-savvy, Indian shows are uploading their content online as well. Star TV and Colours both upload episodes of all their shows online almost as soon as they air on television, whereas channels such as Star World have a website and a Youtube channel where you will find complete episodes, behind-the-scenes snippets as well as extra footage.

not at home, I won't miss the latest episode of my favourite shows. Some of the shows that I like watching include Modern Family, Criminal Minds, White Collar and Game of Thrones.” — Hemanshu Tandon, student, Khar On BoxTV “I recently found out about BoxTV and have been using it for the past month. At first, I tried their three-day pack which cost around `50, I think. Now, I have a monthly subscription. The best part about BoxTV is that I can bingewatch the TV shows and that I don't have to ensure that I am free at a particular time to watch a show. I've always wanted to watch The Lost and that's what I am currently watching.” — Shravan Borana, student, CST


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Dev Goswami tells you why you should look forward to the latest edition of Citibank Restaurant Week


itibank Restaurant Week India is back and this time, it is being held for 10 days! Reservations will be starting today for Citibank card holders, while general reservations will start from April 13. You can look forward to a three-course set menu, which will allow you to experience and enjoy food like you never have before. There are several restaurants participating in the event, including Botticino, Dakshin, Ellipsis, Hakkasan, India Jones, Indigo, Koh, Ming Yang, Olive Bar & Kitchen, Pan Asian, San Qi, Two One Two, Vetro, Yauatcha and Ziya. While these restaurants have participated in the restaurant week before, there are also a few that will be showcasing the best dishes from their menus for the first time at this event. These include Asilo, Mekong, Nido, Peshawri and Soma. The week gives you a rare chance to enjoy some of the best culinary experiences that Mumbai has to offer, at a price that won't break the bank. Lunches during the week will be priced at `1,050 per head, while dinner is priced at `1,350 per head. Visit their website to find out more about the restaurants and book your spot. When April 18-27 Contact

>> Feast at restaurants such as Mekong (picture) Ellipsis, San Qi and Two One Two at the Citibank Restaurant Week

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ction Breaks Silence, founded by UK-based Debi Stevens, is a not for profit company working to help underprivileged girls and women. In association with the NGO Vidya, they will be conducting two workshops in the city on personal safety and self-defence, designed to better equip girls to protect and ultimately empower themselves in their daily lives. This workshop will be led by a highly trained team of men and women from the UK, assisted by trainee self-defence instructors from CSK Kalari from Bangalore, Marari Beach Resort from Kerala and The Red Brigade from Lucknow. The workshops are aimed at underprivileged teenage girls who are concerned about their welfare and safety and will provide them with practical solutions to address these fears. The workshop is open to all for a minimal fee. Physical self-defence skills will be taught in realistic scenarios, providing the girls with useful techniques as well as a sense of empowerment. These workshops will be conducted at two municipal schools in Mumbai. Debi tells us, “So far, Action Breaks Silence has taught over 5,000 girls and women in India for free. To make this sustainable, we are also training local instructors. We empower women and girls through the tool of selfdefence and teach women that they are born with a selfdefence system.” When April 7 and 11 Where Vile Parle East Municipal School, Dixit Road, Opp. Sathaye College, Vile Parle (E) & Kawalemath Banganga Municipal School, Doongersey Road, Walkeshwar Contact 9821556023 / 9870721936


issing flight MH370 has generated lots of attention and even stirred up some conspiracy theories. However, Discovery — the channel known for its investigative documentaries — is aiming to sort through the melee and will explore some of the key questions surrounding the disappearance of the jet. The hour-long documentary will turn to industry experts to understand the evidence, accounting for how it is possible to lose an airliner and come up with possible solutions to prevent something like this from happening again. Flight 370: The Missing Links will focus on seven links: airport security, air traffic control, on-board communication systems, mechanical failures, tracking, international cooperation and the black box. Talking about the show, Tom Gorham, executive producer for Discovery Networks International, says, “The mystery of flight MH370 serves as a tragic reminder that technology is indeed fallible. With the help of seasoned aviation, tracking and satellite industry experts, Flight 370: The Missing Links explores the events which have unfolded, focusing on just how this could have happened, and examining the inherent flaws in the eco-system of modern international travel.” When April 21, 9pm Where Discovery Channel

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his weekend you can get your fill of music at the gig at, Li Bai, at the Palladium Hotel. They will be hosting two back to back nights of crazy music. DJ Jay Weather will entertain you with music ranging from house and electro to progressive beats at the FunkShui Friday. It gets better on Saturday, when Madoc, a popular EDM artist, will play tracks with percussionist Jonqui matching his beats. Jonqui is a graduate in tabla, a student of Ustad Allarakha and is one of the best club percussionists in India. He has performed all over world, so make sure you don’t miss the show this Saturday. When April 11 and 12 Where Li Bai, Level 37, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel Contact 261628000

« gig guiDE: DJ TigErskiN aT ThE WhiTE oWL Head to The White Owl this weekend where Dj Tigerskin, also known as Dub Taylor (from Berlin, brought down by Regenerate), will be playing deep house. Supported by two other renowned DJ’s — Quiver and Orbs & Zen, the night is sure to be entertaining. Dub Taylor has been quite the rage, having found success through heavyweight tracks such as Phonique and songs featured on labels such as Dessous, Suol, Mood Music, Dirt Crew Rec, Rotary Cocktail and his very own — Organic Domain Imprint. His tracks have also been a part of albums such as Steve Bugs Bugnology, Slams Sci Fi Hi Fi 5 and Ministry of Sound's Clubbers Guide to Berlin. This is an event to watch out for! When April 12 Where The White Owl Brewery & Bistro, One Indiabulls Center, Lobby Level, Tower 2-B, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel Contact 24210231




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FOOD serafina’s a-la-CarTe lunCh menu

aroma 6

An art exhibition with paintings by modern contemporary artists from different parts of India and countries such as Sweden and Dubai is being held in the city today. This unique exhibition will display paintings at affordable prices. The paintings, created using oil, acrylic, mixed media, water colours and pastels on canvas and paper, feature landscapes and the beauty of nature, along with realistic, figurative and abstract works. "Aroma 6 is an endeavour to bring aspring artists under one roof and provide them with national exposure. We are working to establish Aroma as a national platform to promote new talent," says Pravash Chatterjee, curator and marketing chief of Aroma 6. Participating artists include Ambereen Dharamsey, Anupa Bhambhaney, Ayushi Jain, Katarina Norling and Meha Goenka. When Today Where P. L. Deshpande Art Gallery (Ravindra Natya Mandir), Sayani Road, Prabhadevi Contact 9819705237

arT WiTh a hearT

Art gives back to society in more ways than one, as Gallery 7 joins hands with the Cuddles Foundation. It has generously curated 103 paintings for the Cuddles Foundation Annual Fundraiser, in an exhibition titled Meher Art with a Heart. The exhibition includes works by India’s foremost modern and contemporary artists and will be available at dramatically reduced prices in support of this noble cause. Nicholai Sachdev, owner of Gallery 7 tells us, "This exhibit is very special to us as we know that we are contributing towards saving the lives of low income children who suffer from cancer. So, artwork by maestros in contemporary and modern Indian art have been priced way below market prices to ensure that the works are sold and more importantly, so that children in need are helped through this initiative." The prominent artists whose work will be on sale include M.F. Husain, Akbar Padamsee and S.H. Raza. On every acquisition of a painting, a large portion of the proceeds will go to the Cuddles Foundation. When Up to April 15 Where G3, Ground Floor, Oricon House, 12/14 Rampart Row, K. Dubash Road, Kala Ghoda Contact 22183996/22189520


CeleBraTe Baisakhi aT WesTin

What better way to celebrate Baisakhi than with good food? Head to Westin, where they have introduced a special Baisakhi food festival, packed with authentic delights. Executive chef Ajay Chopra, Westin Mumbai Garden City says, "We invite guests to indulge this season with a specially crafted menu to celebrate the harvest festival with Oye Vaisakhi. Through this event, which glorifies fertility and prosperity, the hotel hopes to host an array of authentic dishes that are sure to tantalise your taste buds." When Up to April 20 Where Westin Garden City, International Business Park, Yashodham, Goregaon (E) Contact 2267361830

Grueling work hours and manic deadline crunches often seem more bearable to a gastronomically satiated soul. And a lengthy shopping session or a get-together for your next kitty party can be made more exciting with some pizza and pasta thrown in. Serafina introduces a special weekday lunch menu, featuring a selection of salads, soups, bruschetta, pastas, focaccia and pizzas. "This lunch menu gives you a taste of New York on a smaller scale. We are presenting a menu that has been specially crafted by chefs from New York,'' says Harjeet Singh, general manager, Global Kitchens. With summer knocking on your door, there’s no better way to quell your hunger than by gorging on some traditional Northern Italian fare, known to be both light and healthy. The buffet costs `600 plus taxes. When Ongoing, from 12pm to 4pm Where Serafina, Level 3 Palladium, Lower Parel Contact 240237711/ 240237714

Brain freeZe aT Café Coffee Day

India’s leading café chain, Café Coffee Day (CCD), has launched a range of slurpable slushes this summer that promise to be refreshing. Aptly called Brain Freeze, the new range will help you beat the heat. Keeping with the demand for cold beverages, CCD’s range of slushes are a combination of crushed ice and cooling flavours that are delicious, colourful and fun. K Ramakrishnan, president of marketing, CCD says, “With the rising temperatures, there is a need for a refreshing thirst-quencher. Brain Freeze is our latest offering this season, which is a blend of cooling flavours in a tall glass of crushed ice. Nothing screams summertime like a slush." It is available in four refreshing flavours — Green Apple Meltdown, Cool Blue, Iced Eskimo and Berry Burg. Where Café Coffee Day outlets across the city


7 Deals aT ouT of The Blue shop Till you Drop aT sounia Gohil

Designer Sounia Gohil is holding a summer sale at her store in Khar, where you can look forward to discounts starting from 40% off. Sounia tells us, “The collection we have on sale this season is summerbased and features attire in bright colours. From saris and lehengas to resort wear and bridal wear, the ensembles have designs that are trending this season.” The sale will be ending soon, so hurry!” When Up to April 12 Where Joy Villa, Ground Floor, 19th Road, Khar Danda Road, Khar (W) Contact 65342562

summer BaGs By TanGerine Colours of life

Women and bags are spiritually connected. So, Tangerine Colors of life has introduced a collection of trendy and stylish handbags for women. Rajiv Merchant, cofounder and CEO, Tangerine says, "We are very happy to introduce a new collection of bags for our label. I am excited to see the response we receive from our clients for our newly launched bags." The designs are based on eight woven themes, that in turn are designed around eight different colour stories and cater to the needs and the style of the modern woman. Where

Travel in fashion

Holii has introduced a brand new collection of travel bags that will add a fashionable touch to your summer travels. The new collection features Topaz, a trolley bag that is available in a bright red. If you want a more earthy colour, opt for Nadira, which features paisley embossed leather. Rashi Aggrawal, product designer from Holii tells us, “Holii’s colourful summer travel bags stand out from the monotone travel bags. Made in full leather, the bags provide ample space to pack in all your essentials in its multiple compartments and zip pockets.” The bags are priced from `8,795 onwards. Where

happy hours aT naTure's Co.

Bars and restaurants aren’t the only places where you can enjoy happy hours. Gourmet store Nature's Co. has introduced an offer where you can get a flat 35% off on all The Nature's Co. products between 12pm and 5pm. The founder of Nature's Co., Natasha Shah, tells us, “Don't let the scorching heat dull your sparkle. Splurge on our vast range of bath and body products this summer that are filled with the goodness of watermelon, mango, cucumber, aloe vera and tangerine.” When Ongoing Where The Nature's Co. outlets in Palladium, Malad and Ghatkopar Contact

Out of the Blue Khar is a great place to head all through the week as they have an enticing offer on drinks every evening. Mondays are Open the Bottle Nights (wine at featured prices); Tuesdays are Beer Nights (special offers on Indian and international beers); Wednesdays are Cocktail Nights (cocktails at featured prices); Thursdays are Chivas Nights (straight drinks and cocktails at featured prices); Fridays are Open the Bar Nights (weekly specials available at featured prices); Saturdays are Twisted Margaritas (margaritas at featured prices) and Sundays are for Sensational Sangrias (Sangrias at featured prices). Speaking about the offer, sales and marketing manager, Sidharth Jain says, "We bring you the perfect way to beat the heat, with deals that are dedicated to beverages! Experience a daily special on a variety of drinks that include wine, beer, whiskey, cocktails, margaritas and sangrias that you shouldn’t miss out on. Fridays are even better, as all the weekly specials are clubbed to make it one awesome day!" When Ongoing Where Out of the Blue, Le Sutra Hotel, 14 Union Park, Khar (W) Contact 9324839393

TrenD fesT aT lakmé GoreGaon

hiGh Tea aT niDo

Nido will be organising a high tea every evening. You can look forward to an array of coffee along with Chef Vicky Ratnani's menu, that includes finger sandwiches, tea cakes and scones. Chef Vicky tells us, “High tea, which is an experience by itself, is not offered by any stand-alone restaurant in the suburbs except in the lobbies of 5 star hotels. At Nido, we have a fabulous setting to serve tea and scones. The finger sandwiches are also to die for.” The high tea is priced from `700 onwards. When Ongoing, from 4-7pm Where 21, Union Park, Khar (W) Contact 67706336

Lakmé has launched a new salon in Goregaon and to mark the occasion, they have introduced Trend Fest — where you can go and treat yourself to some of the hottest trends seen at the recently concluded Lakmé Fashion Week. You can opt for fishtail braids, geometric nail art or a half moon manicure. Men can choose from a messy, just-outof-bed look or a Pompadour look. Pushkaraj Shenai, CEO, Lakmé says, "The Trend Fest is all about extending the experience of the latest runway trends to our customers and offering them exclusive backstage expertise from Lakmé Fashion Week. This April, every time a customer avails any service at the salon, we are set to delight them with our runway trends to get them absolutely ramp ready.” When Ongoing Where Lakmé Salon, 1st floor, DB House, Yashodham, Gen A.K Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E) Contact 40232588


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« store review: sukho thai’s suMMer scrub anD fenny g & frienDs

Mango Mania >> From the comfy chair and dim lighting, to the relaxing music in the background, the ambiance at Sukho Thai adds to the experience


arch madness and heatrelated tantrums usually define my summer, so finding a way to relax is at the top of

my agenda. Understandably, this is the best time to visit a spa, especially when the spa in question is Bandra's foot spa champion, Sukho Thai. Not

Mango Therapy (70-minutes if you're running short on time, though I suggest you get the full experience) — their seasonal scrub offering for the summer. But, I was speculative about how much value-for-money I'd be getting, with the treatment’s `2,790 price tag. Sukho Thai has never been cheap, but when you say mango scrub and that amount together, you tend to choke up a little. The one issue I usually have at spas that have the open-chair format of Sukho Thai rather than exclusive rooms, is that as good as your therapy may be, boorish customers can ruin it for you, which is something the spa can do very little to control. As luck would have it, I was treated to some loud noises, a few cellphone pings and some incessant chatter from the back rooms, but thankfully, the disturbances passed and I could settle in for the treatment, which may not have exceeded, but definitely matched expectations. The scrub in question includes 30 minutes of exfoliation, with a scrub that smelt only very faintly of mango — and more like a mango sweet than fresh mangoes. Barring a few extremely ticklish moments near my toes and the occasional lack of water (but not enough to chaff my skin) the scrub was well applied, leaving my legs feeling soft and fresh. This was usually one to disappoint, I wasn't followed by one of the best foot particularly worried about the massages I've had the pleasure of quality of treatment when I visited to experiencing, keeping in tune with try the pampering, 90-minute Sukho Thai's reputation. Followed by

Designed for fun Where Shree Siddhivinayak Plaza, Plot B 31, Off New Link Road, Andheri (W) Contact 7738123494


Sukho Thai’s new mango therapy will leave your skin surprisingly soft. But, is it just a glorified exfoliation treatment or is it really worth heading over to the spa for? Rhea Dhanbhoora finds out

estled in one corner of a quiet lane in Andheri, sits Fenny G & Friends, a unique lifestyle store. From products such as distinctive dinner sets to card holders that are anything but run-off-the-mill, it has everything in store, literally. Another thing that sets this store apart, is that the alternative retail space morphs into The Little Door, your friendly neighbourhood Mediterranean bar, that transforms into an airy café during the day. Fenny G & Friends at The Little Door is a fluid, well-curated space, with never-seen before décor, uber fashion and exciting gourmet food, all blended together into a bundle of memorable experiences. As you walk into the store at The Little Door, you expect to be greeted by music and a large crowd, but instead you meet serene calmness and a relaxing vibe. Fenny Ganatra, also known as Fenny G, has travelled around the world to promote her début product, Bounce — a new age chair with a comfortable seating experience. On her travels, she came across innovative products that were on par with her design principles.

the traditional 15 minutes devoted to your back and neck and you're left cooler, calmer and much more relaxed than when you walked in. Service at the spa is great, the therapists are warm and friendly and they will ensure that you're comfortably reclining in the big armchairs before your therapy begins. They also give you enough time to enjoy the delicious tea and bowl of fruits that you’re served after it’s done. Cooling scrubs and massages are very often cooling only when you're at the spa. But, as I stepped out onto the sultry roads, my legs were not only ridiculously soft (the softness as well as the glow lasted for three days, which left me very impressed), they were also incredibly cool. The massage oil left a peppermint fresh feeling on my legs, so much so that they remained oblivious to the pollution as well as the summer heat. It's safe to say that Sukho Thai left my skin relaxed, smooth and glowing for days, so I was more than a little satisfied. A little more mango in the scrub that would have left a heady mango scent lingering on my skin would have made this treatment more worthy. The price tag will still leave you wondering whether to opt for the treatment or not, so it won’t become your go-to summer massage. But, if you want to treat yourself to a guilty indulgence, this is the place you should visit. Where Sukho Thai, Turner Road, Bandra (W) Contact

Take a trip to newly opened Fenny G & Friends to find out how to jazz up your daily life. Radhika R. introduces the store and helps you pick from their fun artefacts complete with plates, soup bowls and This incepted the idea of making these spoons, the roof of the palace serving as products available in India, which led to the first ever Fenny G & Friends store, which now covers for the bowls. The bubble designed Seletti glasses are stands for a unique design experience that another example of the light, delicate designs. blends into the social fabric of the city. These borosilicate glasses are known for their Fenny G & Friends houses specially handpicked brands from across the globe such as resistance to thermal shock and can hold up in extreme temperatures whether you serve Fenny G (India), Flux (Netherlands), Seletti chilled or hot beverages. Giving the store a (Italy), LEFF Amsterdam (Netherlands), Zisiska (Netherlands), Day Craft (HongKong), dose of fashion is the summer collection from fashion designer duo Shraddha (Nigam) and Mayank & Shraddha (India), Batle Studio Mayank (Anand) with resort wear and cutting (San Francisco),, Organic edge textures and fabrics. coffee (India), Radhikas Fine Tea, (India), After a fun-filled shopping experience, your Bean Therapy, Chocolates (India) and food fix is filled with options too. Their day Good Juicery. A few useful day-to-day products have been menu is filled with fruity choices. The designed with a twist, including the Flux chair Watermelon & Feta Salad (`237) is a dish that stands out. Their breakfast menu has a (`7,000). This origami inspired chair weighs just 5kg and can be folded into an extremely variety of egg options such as Raw Mango Baked Eggs (`257) and Poached Eggs thin package. Available in a variety of (`257). Apart from daytime nibbles, their colours, this chair can be used in gardens, homes and even in office spaces. The Seletti menu also has pizzas, burgers and wholesome meals. dinner set (`4,672) is also quick to catch Overall, it’s great to walk into a place that your eye. These sets come in the shape of promises you relaxation and lets you unwind different palaces and each has a winding after a fulfilling shopping experience. story to tell. This visionary concept comes


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crowd pleasers N Where G Block, Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E) Meal for two `2,000 Alcohol served Yes, Pint starts at `200 Contact 26567000

estled in Bandra-Kurla Complex, Café Infinito houses a small outdoor eating section as well as a much larger indoor area, replete with a bar, a projector and spaced out seating. As we settled into our booth, the warm lighting and cosy wooden seating (always a plus point) did a good job of making the space feel more leisurely in comparison to many other restaurants that urge you to eat and leave in a hurry. We started off with a Chocolate Coffee Frappe (`200) and a Monsoon Malabar Mild Coffee (`150). Both the beverages were delicious. For starters, we tried the Basil Gnocchi with Harrisa Fondue (`275), the Jalapeno and Cheese Poppers (`200) and the Balti Spiced Chicken Skewers with Homemade Aioli (`300). The gnocchi was excellent and the harissa spiked fondue accompanied it well. The jalapeno and cheese poppers were great too, as they were the right consistency and had just the right amount of spice — enough to make you want to reach out for another one, but not spicy enough to

>> The Chorizo ravioli was an absolute treat

Delightfully Flavoured Where Union Park, 14, 13th Road, Khar (W) Alcohol served Yes Meal for two 5,000 Contact 243408229

>> Olive’s new menu includes dishes such as Pan Seared Sea Bass (top), Roasted Pumpkin and Green Beans salad (right) and the Chocolate Fondant

Otto Infinito recently relaunched itself as Café Infinito. Shirley Mistry paid them a visit to see if they have upped the game with their menu as well


make your eyes water. However, the balti spiced chicken skewers were just average, as no particular flavour stood out to make it a memorable dish. We also tried the Chorizo Ravioli with Honey & Chilli emulsion and Aubergine Capanota (`250), as well as the Stuffed Chilli with Mozzarella, Parmesan & Lime Rind (`175). Although they used pepperoni slices instead of chorizo, the ricotta cheese stuffing (the pepperoni slice is the casing) and pepperoni were a great combination. Minimally spiced with a herb and honey drizzle, this was the appetiser we polished off the fastest. But, the aubergine capanota was missing! The stuffed chillies however, aren't for the faint-hearted. They pack a solid punch and even though they are stuffed with cheese, the spice quotient isn't mellow. We also tried the Downtowner Pizza (`650), which came loaded with pepperoni, chicken sausages, mushrooms and onions. The crust seemed a little soggy, but the filling more than made up for it. The tomato base (something I find that very few places get right) was just right — neither too sour, nor too sweet. Since we had enjoyed the basil gnocchi starter so much, we couldn't help but order the Homemade Patata Gnocchi with Lamb Ragout (`475). However, this one was a let down. The lamb ragout was just about average but the preparation fell flat, largely because of the lack of textures, making it a rather pasty dish. For dessert we tried the Tres Lesches (`225) and the Crème Brûlée (`225). The coconut based Tres Lesches was delicious, moist and creamy. The only gripe we had with it was that it was a tad too sweet. The crème brûlée on the other hand was perfect. Right from the consistency to the sweetness, there was nothing we could find fault with. Packed with vanilla seeds and accompanied by an equally delicious almond biscotti, we devoured spoon after spoon even though we were absolutely stuffed! If you haven't already gotten the drift, Café Infinito is definitely worth visiting, both for the food and the ambience. With pricing that is affordable and justifies the quality of food, Café Infinito is a great option if you're looking to eat out.

Radhika R. samples Olive’s new menu and tells you whether the food is as finely flavoured as promised

alking into The Olive Bar & Kitchen makes you feel like nothing has changed. Over the years, Olive has blossomed into more than a restaurant and is a melting pot where life imitates art and often, the other way around. Displaying a gastronomic pedigree, The Olive Bar & Kitchen dazzles its patrons with fresh, local ingredients, skillfully cooked in the new Mediterranean style. Olive recently launched its new, luxurious set menu, conjured up by Chef Sujan S. The friendly, talented chef is not only proud of his recipes but has much to say about each ingredient he uses while cooking the dish. His food philosophy stems from a childhood that was deeply entrenched in the love of food with fresh, seasonal produce from mushrooms in the winter to honey in the summer, a variety of poultry and hand churned butter available in his backyard. The set menu assures not to disappoint. It is loaded with gourmet ingredients such as romanesco and kumquat jam. The soups and salads have excellent vegetarian options such as the Roasted Pumpkin & Green Beans (`450) and Marinated Beetroot salad (`450). We were pleased to find that pumpkin and beetroot could be flavoured to suit our tastes. Another preparation that stood out was the Gazpacho Salad (`400). This is a fresh tomato salad, made with six different types of tomatoes and topped with chilled Gazpacho soup. The frozen mozzarella is the star ingredient and melts on your tongue. For non-vegetarians, the Tuna Nicoise (`600) is an excellent salad, made with locally sourced quail eggs and seared tuna. Skip the small plate starters and pizzas as they

bring nothing new to the table. But, jump straight to the meals and you are bound to get your appetite back. Once again, there were plenty of options for vegetarians. Fettucini Primavera (`650) made with handmade fettucini, pesto, seasonal vegetables and pine nuts makes for a light summer dish. For meat lovers, the Slow Cooked Pork Belly (`1,050) is a must-have. The pork belly is marinated for 24-hours and roasted for six hours to get perfectly crispy skin. The Pan Seared Sea Bass (`1,550), served with a shrimp oil infused butter and a locally sourced romanesco was also delicious. To end our meal on a sweet note, the chef brought us the Warm Banana & Walnut Cake (`400) and the Tiramisu (`400). The wholesome meal left us with a smile on our face.

WhAt’s Cooking? B’lue launches a new flavour

Popular non-alcoholic beverage, B’lue, has introduced a brand new flavour. The Zesty Orange Lime is now a part of their lineup, which already includes Green Apple, Peach and Guava. We tried the new drink and while we were excited about, it disappoints slightly. We felt that it was a bit on the sweeter side and tasted too much like a popular childhood drink. That being said, it certainly refreshes you and is a good alternative to fizzy drinks on hot days when plain water just won’t do. priCe `32 Where Retail stores across the city



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Getting there Any of the numerous overnight buses from Delhi to Manali will take you to Bhuntar, the last major stop before Kasol, for approximately `1,000. From there, a taxi ride (approximately `1,200) or one of the frequently-plying, well-maintained local buses (`20) will get you to Kasol in a little over an hour.

Parvati’s song K

asol is the most notorious of all settlements in Parvati Valley, something that owes far more to the beauty of the towering hills that encircle it (some snow-clad, some pine-green) and the marvellous River Parvati that flows through it, than most people will credit them for. When we reached the taxi station in Kasol, we were greeted by signboards painted in English and Hebrew, advertising small cafés and hotels. They serve the standard dishes targeted at European tourists, such as bagels, waffles, Nutella pancakes and pasta, as well as several Israeli dishes, including the popular pita bread with hummus. The food is usually very good, but service can be abysmal. Kasol attracts the bulk of its visitors from April to September and many cafés remain closed during the winter. We visited in February, so tourists were few and far between and the scenery was more white than green, especially higher up the mountains. The thirty-minute walk from Kasol to a small village called Chalal, was our unexpected reward for the long hours of travel we had endured. We embarked on a casual hike over long, rickety bridges, through quiet, chilly woods of pine, with the Parvati roaring past... it was perfect. I couldn’t stop smiling as I passed horses grazing among the trees. We were privy to clear weather, which allowed us to fully appreciate our surroundings. The wild, rushing current made for a lovely soundtrack and

Stray from the tried and tested destinations in Himachal Pradesh and allow Parvati Valley to woo you with its splendid peaks, charming locals and majestic, river-worn valleys, says Rahul Sawn

accompanied us throughout, even when the trees hid the river from sight. Using your earphones on that walk would be a crime beyond punishment. Even if we hadn’t been stopping every two steps to take photographs, catching up with our smiling porters was impossible; strong and sure-footed that their lives in the mountains had made them. We were lucky enough to find a very likeable man (known as Guruji by some in Chalal) who agreed to lend us his brightly painted cottage for three days. If you’re on a budget and want a more rustic atmosphere during your stay, skip the hotels in Kasol and ask the locals for help with a homestay, or a basic guesthouse. But, even if you prefer to shell out for a room with the comforts of modern heating and room service, there’s no dearth of options. Charging up to `9,000 a room during peak season, the Himalayan Village offers the most luxurious experience and spectacular view in town. At approximately `2,500, Parvati Kuteer and Sandhya Guest House are great as more balanced options. Chalal is filled with tiny cottages and hospitable villagers. The many cafés here, including the Shiva Garden Café and Freedom Café, serve great Western and Indian dishes just like their Kasol counterparts and play Psytrance music all day. When you’re seated at one of these cafés, snowcapped mountains, coniferous forests, and tiny, terraced fields fill your view. Coupled with the omnipresent rumble of the river nearby, it creates a deeply satisfying ambience. The best parts of my day were spent walking around Chalal and down the rough trails to the rock-strewn, pebbled banks of the river. Sitting atop a large rock, feet dangling above water that rushed by just a few feet below, trying in vain to do justice to the marvelous panorama of green and white hills and the cloudy blue sky reflected in the river with my photographs… the experience was almost therapeutic. We moved on to Tosh, a picturesque little village of stilted huts and cottages on slopes overlooking the

Tosh Nallah, that flows through the valley before joining the Parvati River. It can be reached via road, after the snow clears up in March, but the more popular way to reach it is via a 2-hour trek of medium difficulty from Kasol. Kheer Ganga is a much harder, 6-7 hour affair, with the promise of high-altitude hotsprings and the best view in Parvati Valley at the end of it. The few accommodations available at the top are partial to foreigners, so be sure to book ahead. Our next stop was Barshaini, a small village that's an hour’s drive up bumpy ghats in a taxi from Kasol. We twisted in our seats throughout the journey for a better look at the white peaks surrounding us. We were on our way to Tosh, but the taxi driver was unwilling to continue beyond Barshaini, anticipating harsh weather and un-motorable roads. So, we left the taxi behind and walked towards Pulga Dam. It began to snow and we surrendered to the thrilled, childish wonder common among those unfamiliar with an experience like this. With the dreamy spread of whitewashed mountains and valleys before us and snowflakes swirling all around, it was hard to be disappointed. Parvati Valley will exceed your expectations, regardless of your preferences; its adventurous treks, delicious food, helpful locals, secret parties among the pines, lazy riverside walks, quaint villages and sheer, undeniable beauty all add up to make it an unbeatable experience.

>> Instead of staying at an expensive hotel, try to get in touch with locals for an affordable, beautiful homestay like this one near the Parvati river

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 The polar ice caps have melted, and the earth is covered by water. The remaining people travel the seas, in search of survival. Several different societies exist. The Mariner falls from his customary and solitary existence into having to care for a woman and a young girl while being pursued by the evil forces of the Deacon. Star Mov ies, 9 p.m.



 Bollywood has seen an influx of new talent in recent times.Alia Bhatt’s debut in Student of the Year and Arjun Kapoor’sin Ishaq zaade were amongst those that were much appreciated. Having added a lot more feathers to their hat, the two have now paired up for Abhishek Varman’s 2 States – an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling book. Watch the duo talk candidly with Anupama Chopra about their chemistry, the movie this Sunday. Star World, 8.30 p.m.


 Tonight, through the marriage ceremony one will come to know that the final couple is the old age home owner and Barkat. Zain and Aaliya will witness Mir Khan forcing Barkat to say “Qabool Hain” to the old age home owner. At this point, Osman will enter with Suraiya and save Barkat. The reunion of Barkat with her family ensues and Mir khan gets caught. Colors, 9 p.m.


 Tanya discovers Paakhi’s video recording and goes after with full vengeance. She calls Paakhi to the balcony and attempts to kill her. Anshuman, arrives at home, to see Paakhi falling off the balcony. What will be Paakhi’s fate? Life Ok, 9.30 p.m.


 From elusive Himalayan snow leopards to the Indian Ocean’s magnificent coral reefs, the series takes viewers on a remarkable journey across the subcontinent. Presented and narrated by Valmik Thapar, LAND OF THE TIGER offers viewers unique glimpses of Indian wildlife, including a jackal nipping at the heels of a sloth bear, a tiger stalking a monkey, flying lizards, swimming elephants, walking fish, singing apes and even dancing spiders. Anim al Planet, 8 p.m .


 In his most exotic and extreme adventure yet, Simon Reeve travels around the edge of the beautiful Indian Ocean. The extraordinary adventure takes Simon to 16 countries, as he braves the horrors of frontline conflict in Mogadishu in Somalia and visits the beautiful Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles. On his


The Front Row with Anupama Chopra, Star World, 8.30 p.m.

journey Simon travels by boat, car, train and plane. He encounters pirates, dives with sharks, patrols with Dutch Special Forces, goes underwater spear-fishing, dines in an underwater restaurant, stumbles into a seedy drug-den, visits a 5-star seaside palace housing thousands of refugees, meets a Yorkshireman on his Seychelles island paradise and has close encounters with the amazing wildlife of the Indian Ocean. Discover y, 9 p.m.


 No weapon is more feared, or more misunderstood, than the Assault Rifle. And no assault rifle has proved more successful, or more lethal, than the Soviet AK-47. Host Willis tracks the history of some of this revolutionary firearm and unveils some great weapons in TRIGGERS WEAPONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. D iscovery Science, 10 p.m .


 Zor and Amrit and Anand find Ishan and Zor talks to Ishan that he really loves him and tells him about all his childhood memories. Ishan becomes emotional. Amrit tells Ishan that Zor has given him the right to give agni to his last rites. Ishan is stunned. Amrit tells Ishan the truth and everything that how his father ditched her and how zor supported and accepted her. Ishan realizes his miatke and hugs Zor. Star Plu s, 8 p.m.


 Aashiqui 2 movie is a musical love story of Rahul Jaykar a famous, successful and self-destructive singer played by Aditya Roy Kapoor and ArohiShirke an aspiring female singer played by Shraddha Kapoor. The leads after a series of coincidental meetings, finally starts dating. Believing in her talent, Rahul gives her a helping hand and her career begins to eclipse his. Arohi is ambitious to become a star. Rahul’s career is his defense against a self-destructive part of himself that has led him into outrageous bursts of drunkenness, drugs, love affairs, fights and adventures that have made him a legend. His career is also what gives him his sense of who he is. Max, 9 p.m.


 After gaining experience with the football club Newcastle United, Santiago Munez (Becker) gets a huge break when he’s transferred to Real Madrid. Zee Studio, 7.45 p.m .


 Once again we’re plunged into the world of sword fights and “savvy” pirates. Captain Jack Sparrow is reminded he owes a debt to Davy Jones, who captains the flying Dutchman, a ghostly ship, with a crew from hell. Facing the “locker” Jack must find the heart of Davy Jones but to save himself he must get the help of quickwitted Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan. If that’s not complicated enough, Will and Elizabeth are sentenced to hang, unless will can get Lord Cutler Beckett Jack’s compass, HBO, 10.45 p.m.


P.M. 2.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 2.30 Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon.. 3.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha… 3.30 Diya Aur Bati Hum 4.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 4.30 Saraswatichandra 5.00 Ek Veer Ki ArdaasVeera 5.30 Ye Hai Mohabbatein 6.00 Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon-Ek Baar Phir 6.30 Ek Ghar Banaunga 7.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 7.30 Saraswati Chandra 8.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 8.30 Mahabharat 9.00 Diya Aur Bati Hum 9.30 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain 10.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai…. 10.30 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas – Veera 11.00 Ye Hai Mohabbatein P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 8.30

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The Blue Lagoon, Pix, 9 p.m.


 Indian Army Sepoy Tarun Chauhan is assigned to proceed to Northeastern part of India that has been rocked by riots and violence with orders to report to his superior, Havaldar Mohammed Ali. Once there, he comes to know that things can be quiet for weeks, following by sporadic violence, and casualties on both sides. His group also comes under attack by vicious terrorists, who like to cut an ear from a dead body, then leave the body as bait, in order to kill anyone who comes to the rescue. This is where Tarun makes his first kill. Then they are instructed to proceed to Bengal in order to counter Naxalities, where Tarun gets to see action almost immediately. Then war breaks out between India and Pakistan and their group is asked to travel to Kargil and guard a bridge. Star Gold, 10.25 p.m.


 Bombay-based Rohit is the only son of multi-millionaire widow of Shankar Dayal Walia. She would like to get him married, but Rohit is more interested in alcohol, dancing courtesans, and late nights out with his friends. Disappointed, his mom talks to him and asserts that he look after the family business and get married. This talk has considerable effect on Rohit and he decides to assist his mom run the business, so for starters he goes to picturesque Pallampur to supervise and assess the situation. Once there he meets with a stunningly beautiful young woman, Tania, the niece of Dr. Lall Jaiswal, and both fall in love with each other. CVO, 9 p.m .


5.30 Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya 6.00 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 6.30 Pavitra Rishta 7.00 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 7.30 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 8.00 Jodha Akbar 8.30 Do dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 9.00 Pavitra Rishta. 9.30 Qubool Hai 10.00 Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya 10.30 Doli Armaano Ki 11.00 Jodha Akbar


P.M. 2.00 Best of Savdhaan India 6.30 Naadan Parinde Ghar Aa Ja 7.00 Kaisa Yeh Iahq Hai-


P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee 2.30 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshta 3.00 Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 3.30 Juluni Yeti Reshimgathi 4.00 Asmita 4.30 Shri Va Sau Pakke Shejari 5.00 Javai Vikat Ghene Aahe 5.30 Honar Soon Me Hya Gharachi 6.00 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat 6.30 Home Minister 7.00 Tu Tithe Mee 7.30 Javai Vikat Ghene Aahe

6.00 Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible 7.00 Mythbusters 8.00 How It’s Made 9.00 Secrets of The Earth 10.00 Triggers 11.00 Heavy Metal Task Force


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Miguel’s Feasts Hidden Cities Extreme Ancient Aliens Baggage Battles Dynamo: Magician Impossible Ice Road Truckers Pawn Stars Kings of Restoration Stan Lee’s Superhumans Extreme Trains Pawn Stars King of Restoration Surviving Evil

Arrow II The Killing New Girl Two and A Half Men Boston Legal The Killing Koffee with Karan New Girl The Front Row with Anupama Chopra Boston Legal Crazy Ones Rising Hope The Killing



Don No 1: Film Dhoom 2: Film CID Aadlat Encounter CID Crime Patrol: Dastak


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Beinteha, Colors, 9 p.m.

Ajab Sa Risk Hai Gustakh Dil Devo Ke Dev Mahadev Ek Boond Ishq Naadan Parinde Ghar Aa Ja 9.30 Tumhari Paakhi 10.00 Welcome 2: Baazi Mehmaan Nawaazi Ki 10.30 Savdhaan India 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00

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Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Rangrasiya Beintehaa Madhubala Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki Bani – Ishq da Kalma Comedy Nights with Kapil Sanskaar: Dharohar Apnon Ki Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Beintehaa Rangrasiya Uttaran Balika Vadhu


Taarak Mehta.. FIR Pritam Pyare Aur Who Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah… Pritam Pyare Aur Who Baal Veer Taarak Chidiya Ghar Jeannie Aur Juhu Lapataganj-ek Baar Phir FIR Taarak Mehta

Encounter, Sony TV, 9 p.m.

8.00 Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 8.30 Juluni Yeti Reshimgathi 9.00 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshta 9.30 Asmita 10.00 Shri Va Sau Pakke Shejari 10.30 Julun Yeti Reshimgathi 11.00 Honar Soon Mee Hya Gharachi


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Deadly 60 Nature’s Microwrolds Untamed and Uncut Inside Life AP Safari River Monsters Land of the Tiger Deadly 60 Untamed and Uncut Be the Creature


Dual Survival Man Vs Wild What Happened Next How Do They Do It? Survive That! Africa Food Factory What Happened Next Magic of Science Indian Ocean With Simon Reeve 10.00 Survive That! 11.00 My Shocking Story P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.50 5.15


Secrets of the Earth How It’s Made Mythbusters Tech Toys 360 How It’s Made


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P.M. 2.00 Aaswad 2.30 News in Marathi 3.00 Mitra Yala Jeevan Ase Naav 3.30 Chimni Pankhara 4.00 Ashi Hi Dharma Kanya 4.30 Kalpataru 5.00 Political Party Telecast for Loksabha Election 2014 5.30 Krishi Darshan 6.00 Swastha Bharat 6.30 News in Marathi 7.00 Janadesh 7.30 Saraswatichandra 8.00 Janadesh 2014 News Special


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10.30 Raat Saddhe Dus 11.00 Khel Samachar

Brain Games Man vs Monster Mumbai Mega Flood Deadly Jaws Street Genius The Indestructibles Most Amazing Moments Brain Game Deadly Jaws Street Genius Super Cars Week Banged Up Abroad


P.M. 2.00 ICC World T20 2014: final SL vs India 3.00 Playlist 4.30 T20 Triumphs 5.00 ICC World T20 14 h/ls Final SL vs India 6.00 Playlist 6.30 Jai Ho 7.00 Star Power 7.30 BPL Goals of the Month 8.00 ICC World T20 14 h/ls Final SL vs India 9.00 BPL Heroes 9.30 Jai Ho 10.00 ICC World T20 14 h/ls 11.00 Star Power


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DDII (Metro Channel) Samachar News Sports News News Samachar The News Samachar Business Wrap Metro Scan Samachar Janadesh 2014 News News Night Wide Angle

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8.30 Pavitra Bandhan 9.00 Dil Jo Kah Na Saka 9.30 ISHAQZAADE: Film

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Football Today Liga Bbva 13/14 Superstar BPL h/ls 2 Wheels The Football Review Barclays Premier League 13/14 Liga Bbva 13/14 Match Pack PI Netbusters The Football Review total Italian Football 13/14 Superstar BPL highlights Football Today


P.M. 2.00 ICC Cricket 360 2.30 Eng Tour of WI 14 h/ls 2nd ODI 3.30 Aus Tour of SA 14 h/ls 5.00 Ram Slam T20 Challenge 14 h/ls 6.30 Cricket Classics: Ind vs ZM Nov 98 7.30 Great Centuries: De Kock 8.00 Eng Tour of WI 14 highlights 10.30 India Tour of SL 12 h/ls 5th ODI


The Mummy Bridget Jones Diary Bolt Fast and Furious Waterworld The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

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The Hunger Games Saving General Yang I am Legend Insidious Paranormal Activity 4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

A.M. 7.45 I Am Legend 9.45 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

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P.M. 2.00 The Secret Life of the American Teenager 3.00 American Idol 4.00 America Funniest Home Videos 5.00 Just for Laughs 6.00 The Secret Life of the American Teenager 7.00 Pretty Little Liars 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 8.30 Two and a Half Men 9.00 American Idol 10.00 The Secret Life of the American Teenager 11.00 The Big Bang Theory P.M. 12.00 2.00 6.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00

 On a journey to San Francisco, Richard, his father and cousin Emmeline find themselves on a ship about to explode. Rushed to a lifeboat with Paddy Button, the two children escape while their father (and uncle) are on another lifeboat. In the chaos following, the lifeboats are separated. Paddy, Richard and Emmeline find themselves with no food and no water stuck in the middle of nowhere. After some time, the three come across an uncharted paradise, where Paddy quickly teaches the children fishing, hunting and building. After maybe a month or two, Paddy gets very drunk off a barrel of rum found on the island when they first arrive, and drowns in the middle of the night. Emmeline and Richard, now alone and very scared, move location and rebuild their island home. Many years later, the two young teenagers have developed a very real home. Pix, 9 p.m.





Fright Night Definitely Maybe Mission To Mars Goal II: Living The Dream Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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Gomaal 3 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Makkhi Tango Charlie


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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, HBO, 10.45 p.m.



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P.M. 2.00 Ek Anadi Duja Khiladi: Vijaykanth 5.30 Rivaaj: Sanjeev Kumar 9.00 Inteha Pyar Ki: Rishi Kapoor A..M. 9.30 Teesri Ankh: Dharmendra


Bewafaa Preetam Atishbaz Gayab

Main Hoon Yoddha


P.M. 12.00 Mera Gaon Mera Desh: Dharmendra 3.00 Shaurya: Rahul Bose 6.00 Hote Hote Pyaar Ho Gaya: Jackie Shroff 9.00 Old is Gold: Kader Khan

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P.M. 2.00 Taani: Arun Nalawade 4.30 One Room Kitchen: Bharat Jadhav 7.00 Master Eka Master: Ashok Saraf 9.30 Zhakaas 2013

Damini: Lightning

P.M. 1.00 Sooryavansham: Amitabh Bachchan 5.30 BhootNath: Amitabh 9.00 Aashiqui 2: Aditya Rao Kapoor A.M. 7.00 Aamdani Attanni Kharcha Rupaiya: Govinda 10.30 Ek Tha Tiger: Salman Khan

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Goal II: Living The Dream, Zee Studio, 7.45 p.m. Krishna II 10.30 Chhota Bheem Aur Hanuman P.M. 12.00 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 A.M. 8.00 11.00

DISNEY CHANNEL Doraemon Art Attack Phineas and Ferb Gravityy Falls Doraemon New Doraemon Cars


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Afternoon Despatch & Courier




We are coming out with guidelines on crowd-funding soon, because we want to encourage young entrepreneurs to raise capital. Our aim is to help young people raise capital very smoothly.

SEBI Chairman U.K. Sinha

MFs See Redemption Of Rs 1.09 Lakh Cr In March


Markets Close Flat

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

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose marginally on Thursday (April 10, 2014) a net 0.20 points and closed flat at the 6796 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 6803 points level. It then turned into a range bound movement until 11.35 a.m. The index then rose sharply into the green and registered the day’s high at the 6819 points level at 11.57 a.m. It then declined and then turned into a range bound movement until 3.15 p.m. The market then declined sharply into the red and registered the day’s low at the 6777 points level at 3.29 p.m. and then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty witnessed a volatile session and moved in a range of 42 points. Sentiment was mixed and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 23 were gainers, 26 were losers and 1 remained unchanged. Substantial buying was seen in power, capital goods and realty stocks, while selling was witnessed in healthcare, IT, technology, FMCG and consumer durables stocks.. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 20.05%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors. Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst all the traded stocks, 885 were gainers, 677 were losers and 37 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen in the over-bought zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is above the slow D line (positive if it continues).

RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 60 level and is now turned flat (positive if it rises). MACD Indicator: The MACD is above zero and is rising (positive if it continues). It is above its 9-day Average (positive).

Overall Market Strength/Weakness: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a strong market but with a neutral bias. Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 6446 points level. The next support is at the 6338 points level.

Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance is at the 6809 points level. The next resistance is at the 6874 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 = 6798 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6776. Support (2) = 6756. Resistance (1) = 6818. Resistance (2) = 6839. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a doji pattern. This indicates indecisiveness amongst investors. The next candle formation will confirm whether the bias is towards the buy or sell side of the market. However, the index is above its 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the four averages are rising and also positively trended. Further, the velocity parameters too indicate strength. Both 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

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line but both lines are converging (negative if it continues). The ADX is flat while the Market Index is flat. No signal here. MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6743) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 6666) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6600) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 6073) Positive. All the four averages are positively trended. Positive.

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

utual funds witnessed huge redemption of Rs 1.09 lakh crore by investors in March, making it the highest monthly outflow in three years. According to the data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) today, liquid or money market witnessed significant outflows, although income funds and non-gold ETFs (Exchange Traded Fund) saw some inflows. The net redemption of Rs 1,08,951 crore in the last month of FY14 is the highest monthly outflow since March 2011, when mutual funds had witnessed redemption to the tune of Rs 1.27 lakh crore. Market participants said the redemption was mainly on account of large investments being pulled out by banks in the last month of a financial year while preelections ouflow could also have been a reason. In terms of category, liquid or money market witnessed the highest outflow of Rs 1.17 lakh crore in March. Besides, equity fund saw outflow worth Rs 2,102 crore and Gold ETFs witnessed a pull out of Rs 149 crore. On the other hand, income fund saw investment to the tune of Rs 7,838 crore, while non-gold ETFs witnessed infusion valued at Rs 3,087 crore. This outflow has pulled down the average AUM (Asset Under Management) of the country's 44 fund houses to Rs 8.25 lakh crore at the end of March 31, 2014 from Rs 8.76 lakh crore in the previous threemonth period. Earlier, some mutual funds had come under scanner of the capital markets watchdog Sebi and industry's front-line regulator AMFI for allegedly window-dressing their fiscal-end assets base through illicit trade. To ring-fence their AUM from such redemption pressure, some mutual funds tend to park their assets with large investors to meet their redemptions and buy them back in April.

NEW FUND OFFERS HSBC MF India Launches ‘Managed Solutions’ Fund HSBC Mutual Fund, India has launched an open ended fund of funds scheme 'HSBC Managed Solutions', which will invest into various asset classes including domestic and foreign equity, long and short-term debt and gold. As per the fund house, the new scheme is based on the principle of active asset allocation in which investments are managed dynamically across asset classes and rebalanced regularly to ensure optimal allocation for risk profiles. The new fund offer, which opened on April 8, will close for subscription on April 23, 2014, a company release said. "HSBC Managed Solutions allows people who do not have the time and expertise to manage their own portfolios to benefit from flexible asset allocation executed by our global teams in a disciplined, risk-aware and cost effective approach, with the goal of capturing long-term growth," Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Global Asset Management, India, Puneet Chaddha said. The fund house also said that the new scheme is tailored to fit risk profiles of a broad range of investors and is available in growth, moderate and conservative options.

Motilal Oswal Launches Open-Ended Equity Scheme Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund has launched a new open-ended diversified equity scheme - Most Focused Multicap 35 Fund. The new scheme seeks to achieve long-term capital appreciation by primarily investing in a maximum of 35 equity and equity-related instruments across sectors and market capitalisation levels, a company release said. The new fund offer, which opened for subscription from April 7, will close on April 17, 2014. The scheme will allocate a minimum of 65 % to equities and a maximum of 35 % in debt or money market instruments. It may also invest in foreign securities up to 10 % of total net assets, the company said. "In the long run, we have always seen alternating cycles of out-performance between large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap stocks."From that perspective, this new scheme becomes an ideal core holding proposition in an investor's equity portfolio allocation," said Aashish Somiyaa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Motilal Oswal AMC.

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS ICICI Securities calls a ‘Buy’ on Mahindra CIE Automotive CMP: Rs. 115

Target: Rs. 130

Kotak Securities calls a ‘Buy’ on Britannia Ind. CMP: Rs. 875

Target: Rs. 1050

Afternoon Despatch & Courier

Indirect Tax Revenue Target Missed By ` 17,648 Cr





Sebi to issue guidelines soon for crowd-funding  RBI asks banks to draw up policy for property deals abroad  Gold rallies on robust demand, silver also surges  Solar energy sector sees $7 bn corporate funding in Q1 2014  Adani group stocks on a roll: Adani Enterprises surges 23%  iGate Q1 Net declines 9% to USD 31.6 mn  M&S group Q4 sales up 1.9%.

By A Business reporter

"I think reasons are also there. The growth in manufacturing sector he government is likely to and other sectors have not been miss its revised indirect tax good. That has already been in parevenue target by about Rs pers so inspite of that we have done 17,648 crore in the 2013-14 fiscal the best we could do," she added. year due to the economic slowAs per revised estimate, during down, a senior government official 2013-14, the government had prohas said. posed to collect Rs 5,19,770 crore. "Provisional indirect tax collec- As per the Budget Estimate, it was tions show that the department Rs 5,65,252 crore. will miss revised estimate of indirect On Parthasarathi Shome headed tax collection target by about Rs Tax Administration Reform Com17,648 crore," Central Board of Ex- mission (TARC) proposal of amalcise and Customs (CBEC) chairper- gamation of Direct Tax and Indirect son J M Shanti Sundaram told Tax Departments, Sundaram said: CNBC-TV18. "Any suggestion by TARC, which


would impact the structure of the collecting agencies, the two departments (CBDT and CBEC), I think, are need to be viewed with little care and would in fact be beyond the mandate of TARC itself." TARC set up by the Finance Ministry to suggest measures to prevent economic offenses among other things is looking into amalgamation of Direct Tax and Indirect Tax Departments. The TARC was given the tenure of 18 months time to give its final report which will go to the next government for follow up action. It is likely submit its first report by May end.

Polls Fuelling Growth In Tourism By A Business Reporter

which are political hubs and places where major rallies have been he country's tourism industry is scheduled. Flight bookings for witnessing a boom thanks to the Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Gujarat ongoing Lok Sabha polls, which and other high profile constituenhave fuelled interest in foreign visi- cies are up 15 % in the past two tors to throng the nation to witness weeks, most online tour operators electioneering in the world's largest polled by the survey said. Moreover, democracy, according to an As- there is an increase of over 15-20 % socham study. During the election in rail bookings in the Delhi, Lucperiod (April-May), there is likely to know, Varanasi and about 10 % inbe an upsurge of 10 to 15 % in crease in the Lucknow-Ayodhya tourists visiting India from the US, route, the survey said. UK, UAE, France and Singapore, A large number of coaches, cars, among others, besides over 62 rise and taxis are being booked for travel in domestic tourists, who are travel- to Varanasi from Delhi and nearby ling for electioneering, the study towns. The high-profile contests in found. Uttar Pradesh, especially in Varanasi Online travel portals have noticed and Lucknow, have come as a boon a rise in bookings to destinations for travel agents, it said. The indus-


try chamber surveyed nearly 500 tour operators from different cities and found that there is an increase in tourism business to the extent of 20 %, mainly because of the Lok Sabha election 2014. Many tour operators are offering the "election tourism package" which includes visit to public rallies, poll campaigns, meeting party leaders and Election Commission officers, the study said. Owing to increase in tourists, the polls have also given tremendous boost to the hospitality industry like budget hotels, dhabas and guesthouses, besides transport sector by rise in hiring of taxis, buses, three-wheelers and railways, the study said.

Wonderla Holidays IPO Opens On April 21 By Dominic Rebello


onderla Holidays, a Bangalore-based company, plans to tap the capital market to raise about Rs 190 crore through an initial public offering (IPO). The issue will open on April 21 and close on April 23. The price band for the offering has been fixed between Rs 115 and Rs 125 per share. The company will issue 1.45 cr shares of face value Rs 10 each. The IPO will result in dilution of 25.66% of the paid up equity share capital of the company. Wonderla Holidays runs two amusement parks and one resort. The amusement parks are in Kochi and Bangalore. The company is raising the capital to build a new amusement park in Hyderabad. The project cost of the new project is Rs 250 cr. The company has acquired 49.57 acres of land for this amusement park and also all the required permissions for the same. If everything goes as planned the Hyderabad amusement park will be operational by FY16, said Nandakumar T, Vice President – Finance, Wonderla Holidays Limited

BUSINESS BRIEFS New Govt To Decide On FDI Relaxation In Construction, Rlys

The Commerce and Industry Ministry's proposal to relax foreign direct investment policy in construction and railways will be decided by the new government as the Election Commission is yet to respond on the two matters. "It looks like, that now both the proposals will be considered by the new government only," official sources said.

Sebi Clamping Down On Illegal Money Pooling Schemes

Capital markets watchdog Sebi is in process of cracking its whip soon on various illicit money-pooling schemes in West Bengal, which has already seen regulatory actions against some entities linked to Saradha and Rose Valley groups. According to sources, those currently under scanner also include entities directly or indirectly linked to Saradha and Rose Valley groups, along with some other entities.

Govt Receives 36 Applications For 3 Coal Mines

The government has so far received 36 applications from companies, including Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Tata Steel, in response to the notice inviting applications for allotment of three coal blocks on tariff-based bidding. "So far the Coal Ministry has received 36 applications from companies like JSPL and Tata Steel," a source said, adding that the bids are invited by the government till May.

Zicom Introduces Hybrid Mini Digital Video Recorder

Zicom Electronic Security Systems, has launched the Intelligent Hybrid Mini ‘Digital Video Recorder’ (DVR) with the unique capability of connecting IP as well as Analogue Cameras. This compact ‘Hybrid Mini DVR’ is specifically designed to cater to the new demands of facilitating use of both IP and Analogue in the same premise without much hassle of integration or increased investment. The new series DVR features a new ARM 9 RISC processor that offers saving in chip with higher capability that enables greater flexibility.

CG To Supply ZIV Substation Automation Systems

CG’s Automation Business Unit has bagged a deal from Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) to supply six Substation Automation Systems (SAS) in Jharkhand, India. The SAS, which will be jointly managed with CG’s Engineering Projects Division, India, is intended to help monitor and improve PGCIL’s transmission capacity across the state. The deal involves supplying six 220/132/33 kV ZIV 61850 SAS to Govindpur, Manoharpur, Jaduguda, Dalbhumgarh, Jamtara, and Rourkela in Jharkhand, India.

SBI Hits Global Debt Markets, To Raise Up To $1 Bn

The nation's largest lender State Bank of India has hit the overseas bond market with a dual tranche benchmark issue of 5-year and 10-year maturity to raise up to USD 1-billion. According to one of the merchant bankers working on the issue, SBI yesterday launched the roadshow in major global financial centres.

Piramal To Divest 11% Stake In Vodafone India

Piramal Enterprises yesterday said it will sell its 11 per cent stake in Vodafone India to the UK based telecom giant for Rs 8,900 crore. The company has agreed to divest its entire equity stake, comprising 45,425,328 shares (11 per cent), in Vodafone India Ltd to Prime Metals, an indirect subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc, for a total consideration of Rs 8,900 crore, Piramal Enterprises said in a statement. The company has valued the shares of Vodafone India Ltd at Rs 1,960 per share, it added.

Trading In Corporate Bonds Near `10 Lakh Cr Level Arun K Chittilappilly (MD), George Joseph (Chairman) and Kochouseph Chittilappilly (Vice Chairman) at the press conference. “With a price band fixed between Rs 115 to Rs 125, we aim to raise capital from the market for our upcoming project Wonderla Hyderabad which is expected to be fully functional in FY 2017,” said Arun Chittilapilly, MD, Wonderla Holidays. “We are in the business for the last 14 years without any unfortunate accidents or events under our name. We focus on the hygiene and safety factors. Every ride goes through a regular check list. Also we are the only amusement park in India who also manufactures our own rides. We also have tie ups with international companies,” he added

“Wonderla Kochi has recorded footfalls of around 23 lakhs in FY 2013 and 17 lakhs in the nine month period. So, the property has seen a decilne in the footfall this year which is true, however, the reason behind it isnt that it has reached a saturation point. It is mainly due to do the excessive monsoons Kerala has seen this year.” said Nandakumar T, Vice President – Finance, Wonderla Holidays, when asked whether the Kochi amsusement park has reached a saturation point. Edelweiss and ICICI Securities are the book running lead managers to the IPO.

Trading in corporate bonds at the country's capital markets moved closer to the Rs 10 lakh crore level in the just ended 2013-14 fiscal. According to the latest Sebi data, trading in bonds worth a total of Rs 9.70 lakh crore was reported on the NSE, BSE and the Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association of India (FIMMDA) in 2013-14. This amount is 31.4 per cent higher than Rs 7.38 lakh crore recorded in the fiscal 2012-13.

Ramco Systems Plans To Raise `123 Crore From Rights Issue

IT services company Ramco Systems yesterday said it aims to raise over Rs 123 crore by offering shares to existing investors. The company will offer about 79.58 lakh shares through the rights issue in a ratio of one equity share for every two held as of the record date of April 23. Each share with a face value of Rs 10 will be offered at Rs 155, Ramco said in a filing to the BSE. The rights issue will open on May 5 and close on May 19. The issue closing date may be extended provided the offer period does not exceed 30 days, it said. The Chennai-based company is increasing focus on enterprise cloud platform, products and services as well as increasing its marketing presence globally. Shares of Ramco Systems closed at Rs 190.10 on the BSE, down 3.13 per cent. — Business Desk with inputs from PTI



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We know J. Brandon Hill from his noted roles in films like ‘Bunty aur Babli’, ‘Raaz 2’, ‘Dum Maaro Dum’, ‘Double Dhamaal’ and the soonto-be released ‘Yaariyan’ and ‘Gang of Ghosts’. Television has not eluded him. We remember his role as the evil Lt. Governor of Punjab Richard Williams in ‘Mohe Rang De’. His newest film ‘The Dark Secrets of Tonhi’ is about to release and he’s getting chatty about it. By Sandeep Hattangadi

Tell us about your role in 'The Dark Secrets of Tonhi'. I play the lead role in the film, Dr. Kenneth Joyce. He is an American doctor who works for a doctors without borders type of organization. He comes to Chhattisgarh, where kids are mysteriously dying, to find out why. What he discovers puts him in conflict with some of the locals. How was your experience shooting this film? It was great fun and interesting. We had a great unit. The director Henry Shiraz is a talented guy.

Tell us something about your forthcoming films. One is 'Gang of Ghosts', directed

by Satish Kaushik which just released and another is 'The Dark Secrets of Tonhi' releasing this Friday. Shortly after that, I don’t know the date of release, is 'Lokmanya', a Marathi film directed by Om Raut. I am presently shooting 'Phantom', directed by Kabir Khan and 'Vagator Mixer' directed by Suneil Anand.

Which roles have given you the most satisfaction? They all have in some way, as they taught me something about my new craft as a film actor. But to be honest I am still waiting for a really great character to play.

Tell us about your experiences in the Indian entertainment industry? It has been great. I was a theatre actor in New York and only started doing film here. The transition from stage to screen has been more challenging than the transition from New York to Bombay.

I have worked very hard on ‘Revolver Rani’: Sai Kabir a bit unusual, he said “We chose the title 'Revolver Rani' as it’s not only catchy but it also reflects the essence of the movie.” He grinned and continued, “We didn’t want to name the project keeping the core essence of the movie aside.” “The taste of movie goers has changed and they now want to watch subject-oriented movies, the credit for which should go to directors like Tighmanshu Dhulia, Anurag Kashyap and Anurag Basu as they have tried to uplift the standard of Hindi films. Earlier too there were legendary directors like Guru Dutt, Raj Kapoor, Bimal Roy, etc. who were known for their subjectoriented movies,” said Kabir . It was in the 80’s and 90’s where some loud and violent movies with very thin story lines were being made and the standard of the industry took a nosedive. But things are now coming on track and with this positive change more film makers are coming out with unique stories, bringing about a change for the By Rajesh V. Gaur & Suneel V. Gaur better in films made in Bollywood. Talking about the younger genere're eagerly awaiting Bolly- ation taking an active interest in wood's 'Revolver Rani' which film-making, Kabir says its great to will hit theatres soon. Fresh from see the new generation getting inthe success of ‘Queen’, the film star clined towards the technical aspects Kangana Ranawat will be seen in a of film-making. Earlier it was only pivotal role. the acting genre which was most The film is a masala packed en- popular among the new entrants in tertainer which has it all–action, the industry. There is cutthroat satire and masti–which is sure to at- competition in the industry and to tract the masses. Directed by Sai survive here one has to be very talKabir, the film is set in hinterland ented and extremely focused” India with Kangana playing the role And his expectations from Reof a hardcore criminal. This will be volver Rani..? “I have worked very director Sai Kabir’s first film to hit hard on Revolver Rani. I am now the marquee. waiting for the verdict of our janta When we mentioned to Sai Kabir janardhan (cinegoers),” finishes Sai that the title of the movie sounded Kabir with a smile.


You have worked in television as well? What do you prefer, film or TV? To me a camera is a camera and where the pictures end up doesn’t affect my work. I have to say that playing the main villain in the television serial 'Mohe Rang De' for the entire length of the serial was fun because it was a bit like theatre. I

had the opportunity to work with the same people over a long period of time and so developed a rhythm and a shared style of working that can only come with time. Your favourite Hindi and Hollywood actors and directors? Let me say here that I have never acted in Hollywood or even have been there, so any directors I like, I do strictly as a fan. Some of my favorites are Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen and Spike Lee. I am sure there are others, but they have slipped my mind. As for Indian film makers (I say Indian because I have acted in Bengali, Marathi and Malayalam films as well) I like any director who is smart enough to work with me. Very succinctly put Brandon!

By Chaitanya Padukone


ontrasting light and shadow, close-ups and long-shots, the luminous beam of skylight and dazzling back-light are attributes of the iconic images created by the legendary Phalke awardee cinematographer V.K. Murthy who passed away recently. Over a decade ago, this film-correspondent had the honour to chat with Murthy at the MAMI Film-Fest. Soft-spoken and modest he shared with me the “secret” behind his wizardry. “Being a perfectionist, I took extra time for lighting, for which, some actors and producers were unhappy. Fortunately directors like Guru Dutt-saab patiently waited till I was fully satisfied. Film footage is like permanent poetry in motion. The fluent flow of film

V.K. Murthy said B/W footage the true test of photogenic beauty frames should fascinate you like a soul-stirring melody played on a violin,”declared Murthy, who incidentally was a trained violinist. “Although today we excel in hitech colour film, the true test of photogenic beauty is observed in black and white frames,” he insisted. Producer Devi ‘Masoom’ Dutt

(the legendary Guru Dutt’s younger brother) recalls, “As part of my training, I was sent by my brother to imbibe elementary gyaan in movie photography from Murthy-saab. Although genius, Murthy was sometimes panned, for taking ‘longer time’ to shoot. But there were times when he was superfast’.

“The entire song ‘Thandi Hawa Kaali Ghata' from 'Mr.& Mrs. ‘55' was shot by him in just one day, in daylight at a poolside with Madhubala and chorus dancers, without even taking a ‘lunch-break,” recalls Devi Dutt as he makes a saluting gesture to the “eyes” of Guru Dutt, the late V.K. Murthy.

I can still play the angry man: Amitabh Bachchan can still do it”, says megastar acterisation, what the director or the “I Amitabh Bachchan on playing story demands from you,” Bachchan an “angry young man” that pitch- told PTI in an interview. forked him to stardom in the '70s. "With time you have to change. You don't have the same temperament that you had when you were in school or college. And I guess the roles that come your way are also like this. That is not to say that it is lost. If there is anger to be depicted in a film, I can still do it. It depends on char-

The 71-year-old has had a varied and impressive career in films, playing roles of a father seeking justice for son in 'Viruddh', teacher of a blinddeaf-mute girl in 'Black', a self-obsessed chef in 'Cheeni Kum', a man in love with a much younger girl in 'Nishabd' or a child suffering from progeria in 'Paa'. Bachchan feels fortunate to be considered more than just a serviceable senior character actor and be given the opportunity to experiment.

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he second quarter of the year started with a successful Main Tera Hero, which established Varun Dhawan’s career. This week’s Bhootnath Returns, with its topical theme, fits in well with election time. Schools and colleges hot vacation time, which is when producers line up films. This year too IPL matches are expected to affect business, but that never stopped anybody from releasing their films. Next week’s 2 States based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling book about a Punjabi guy trying to woo a Tamilian girl rides on Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor’s current popularity, Akshay Kumar with Sonakshi Sinha in Holiday—A Soldier is Never Off Duty and added to that is Bhagat’s success with the youth; the a long time—Kaanchi has prospects of this film look everything that can be expromising. pected from a Ghai film, but Kangana Ranaut’s Queen whether he can speak to a new triumph is quickly followed up generation of moviegoers will by Revolver Rani,in which she be decided by the fate of this plays a headstrong politician. film. Some of the goodwill from her Rajeev Khandelwal returns earlier hit is bound to benefit with a detective thriller called this film. Samrat & Co, and the promos Subhash Ghai, who has had look good. For those looking a run of bad luck at the box-offor fresh faces, there’s fice comes up with a film after Heropanti in which Tiger Deepa Gahlot


Police trace man who defamed Aamir Khan


ne of the most popular leading ladies in BTown, Deepika Padukone is as demure and pretty as they come. But the ‘Chennai Express‘ hottie is enjoying fighting like a superhero in her upcoming magnum opus ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ opposite Rajinikanth. Says the actor, “I come from a family where sports is a must. Doing my own stunts onscreen is a dream for me.” Her 10-minute action sequence in ‘Kochadaiiyaan‘ has

amir Khan recently became a target on the web when malicious rumours about the actor raising funds for the Islamic community were spread on social networking sites. And now, the police has traced the source of it - a man residing in Kozhikode, Kerala and are currently interrogating the suspect. Police also claims that the accused is a former government official who was posting bogus rumours, defaming the image of the actor. Aamir was alleged of promoting the charity Humanity Trust in his popular social show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ which was supposedly an organisation involved in the works for construction of mosques and welfare of the Muslim youth. However defying the rumours, Aamir revealed that the trust which ‘Satyamev Jayate’ was associated with in Season 1 is Humanity Trust, Hansakpur, West Bengal which is run by localities Dr Ajoy Mistry and his mother Subhasini Mistry.


areena Kapoor Khan is livid at rumors that she is doing a sizzling item number in south sensation Suriya‘s next film titled ‘Anjaan’. A few days ago, the internet was buzzing with this news which Kareena vehemently denies. The viral story even had the film’s director Linguswamy being quoted as saying that this would be Kareena’s entry into Tamil cinema. Reacting sharply to the rumours, the actress says, “I haven’t signed any such film. I don’t even know who Suriya and Linguswamy are. I have no interest in acting in non-Hindi films whether it is down South or in Hollywood.” She goes on to say that she was even offered Bengali scripts by the late Rituparno Ghosh but she turned them down. Although she refutes any interest in doing item songs in any language, she has done a guest appearance dance number in the movie ‘Gabbar‘. Says Kareena, “The song in ‘Gabbar’ is a guest appearance and a romantic number which I did for my friend Shabina Khan, who is the film’s co-producer.”

been done by Peter Hein, who did the stunts for Rajinikanth’s ‘Robot‘. K Murli Manohar, the co-producer of the film describes her stunts as “Never before seen action by any female star from any part of the world- on par with Uma Thurman‘s ‘Kill Bill’ and Angelina Jolie‘s ‘Tomb Raider‘. This is a very different role for the actress to essay and a very challenging one as well, so the former badminton pro’s athletic background must have definitely made the stunts easier.

Alia says no to nudity


Shatrughan to get special award in IIFA 2014 ctor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha is all set to be honoured for his ‘outstanding contribution to Indian cinema’ at the upcoming International Indian Film Acacdemy (IIFA) awards this year at Tampa Bay, Florida. The 67-year-old veteran actor, who was last seen in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rakta Charitra’, will be awarded for

Shroff makes his debut, reprising dad Jackie’s role from the old Ghai hit Hero. For audiences looking for offbeat options, there’re Citylighyts, Hawa Hawaai and Fugly. And of course, there are the big-budget, star-studded films too—AG Murugadoss’s Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha starrer Holiday— A Soldier is Never Off Duty, Sajid Khan’s Saif Ali Khan-Ritiesh Deshmukh comedy Humshakals and Mohit Suri’s Siddharth Malhotra-Shraddha Kapoor starrer, Ek Villain. To round up the oddities each season are films titled Lucky Kabootar, Mastram, Purani Jeans, Koyelaanchal and Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi (whatever that means). There should be something for every taste, and since the year started on an optimistic note, the industry seems upbeat. As for the audience, by expecting and patronising good films, they are raising the bar for film producers. The results are showing up slow and steady.

Kareena denies doing item number

Deepika performs her own superhero stunts





his illustrious career in the Hindi films for over 45 years. “It has truly been a long but fulfilling journey in the movie business and I thank IIFA for commemorating my eventful career with this prestigious award. The honour humbles me, makes me feel loved by a country where cinema is the ultimate equaliser of the masses,” Sinha said.

lia Bhatt donned a bikini in her first movie, and is currently in the news for her sizzling love scenes in ‘2 States’ with co-star Arjun Kapoor. However the young actress has put her foot down for nude scenes. She believes that even though wearing a bikini is bold it is done tastefully and aesthetically. She also defends the intimate scenes in ‘2 States’ by saying that the script required that level on intimacy onscreen, as they had to show a young and modern couple in love. She says that the movie has been shot in order to cater even to the family and conservative minded audiences. She however says that doing nude scenes onscreen is a big no-no considering the fact that she wouldn’t get approval from her family and she is herself pretty uncomfortable in doing so.

Hrithik chooses Ashutosh’s film A

fter Aamir Khan walked out of Excel Entertainment’s upcoming sci-fi, it was reported that Hrithik Roshan has been roped in to play the lead role in the movie however, it now seems that Hrithik too is planning to walk out of the film. The reason behind Hrithik’s exit is that he has already given the dates that makers of the time travel drama were asking to Gowariker‘s upcoming period film ‘Mohenjo Daro‘. And as he could do only one out of the two, he opted to work with Gowariker.


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ACROSS: 1 Attach movie camera to part of body (5,4,3,3) 9 You wrong your little one, by living in isolation (7) 10 A fiend guilty of using some black magic on Victoria Station (7) 11 Rustic he-dog ? (5) 12 Newspapers, for example, enter into dubious act of appeasement (9) 13 Helen’s not distorted by this wrestling stratagem (3,6) 15 Paint solvent as acquired in an erratic spurt (5) 16 Dancing not having started to provide a source of perfume (5) 18 Lover in the morning or at beginning of October (9) 20 Nick chanced on a use of the skin (9) 23 Hills, for example, may be one among many (5) 24 Cow catcher needs spirit undiluted (4,3) 25 Lots are found at it, though it has rising prices (7) 26 Nine were slightly drunk? (3,4,3,5) DOWN: 1 Try to help if you have vision and ability? (3,4,3,3,2) 2 Devour fricassee, the East still remaining unpaid beyond the required date (7) 3 The ordinary character interests reformers (9) 4 Tears in the eyes, perhaps, produced by rum he ordered (5) 5 A comedian may come from the country (9) 6 When Nancy needs it, the hair-dye is in these (5) 7 More than one lock? (7) 8 Tactless way to test the bathwater (3,4,4,2,2) 14 Captive with black eye going round


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: Mutilate or Disfigure



to find the proprietor of the vessel (9) 15 Oh! To cheat badly might cause complaint (9) 17 Back skill in competition when there's a struggle to get on (3,4)

19 Established bachelor needs helping out (7) 21 Some native general back in the desert (5) 22 Porthos was heroic, to some extent - inclined to swagger? (5)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 St Andrew’s Cross, 9 Each other, 10 Inept, 11 Dines, 12 Lancaster, 13 Restored, 14 Wheeze, 17 Copper, 19 Pollutes, 22 View-point, 24 Wiper, 25 Roues, 26 Twenty-one, 27 Leading-strings. DOWN: 1 Speedy recovery, 2 Ascends, 3 Drop scone, 4 Ethelred, 5 Sprung, 6 Raisa, 7 Sceptre, 8 Starter's orders, 15 Hold water, 16 Poitiers, 18 Prelude, 20 Typhoon, 21 Wilton, 23 Posed.


ACROSS: 1. Alphabet run 4. Red Book, author 5. Fishing vessels 7. Ques. chaser 8. Builders' offices 10. Kyushu mountain 11. Author Fleming


MATH PYRAMID 738 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. Accumulate 2. Baseball equipment 3. Greek island 5. Solti's stick 6. "The loneliest number" 8. Shirdi Ke __ Baba 9. Happiness __ __ Warm Puppy (2,1)


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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Leo Kamda Ekadashi Magha Sinh (Leo) M.T. Grey and Red 1

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: If you are working towards financial independence, you

are sure to achieve your objectives. Creative interests and artistic aspirations are fulfilled and you will get wide recognition. Those completing their education will get favorable offers of work from institutions of repute. Happiness in love is assured.

BABIES BORN TODAY: Attractive, soft spoken, medium height, healthy and long-

lived. Will have fine hair and soft skin. Respectful, helpful culturally aware, will also value tradition. Will make a good advisor or administrator.






ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Your will be Made aware of some information which could go against you, but with right advice your may be saved from an embarrassing situation. At an outing or get-together you may come across another person who shares your interests. The possibilities are phenomenal but take one day at a time.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Favorable trends continue in matters concerning work and finance. Gains and acclaim are seen in creative work. Employed get more responsibility with due compensation. Success in written tests and interviews is assured for students and employment-seekers. You have a good day as far as personal life and extracurricular activities are concerned. The day will end on a romantic note.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You may be given a large amount of money as an advance payment. Even though your financial position is strong, extra money will help to put a key plan into action. Overseas influences are strong and will lead to gain. A change of location is indicated for some. Meetings will be successful. In love matters come to a head but this time you will have all the right answers and win the day and the affections of your mate

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You will discuss expansion plans but resolve disputes, if any, amicably. Keep your mind open to suggestions and new offers. You can look forward to gains through your work. Those of you who are in fields of communications or media will be in the limelight. Emotionally you will be feeling much more positive and secure. It will be the charms of your beloved, which keep your spirits high.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You may have to attend to several issues at work today that will keep you on your toes throughout. Financial gains are indicated. A new contract will be signed shortly. Do not plan for the long term as this contract could be short termed and work out more profitable in the long run. Talking about how much you care is not going to be enough. You will have to be more explicit. If you are feeling misunderstood and unloved a friend will be a good support.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): An agreement can easily be arrived at provided you shed your rigidity and be in a positive frame of mind. It will prove to be of mutual interest and both will benefit by it. Business will be normal but if you watch out and explore new sources it will develop much faster. You are now keen to improve your life style and reach a higher standard of living, which will require close co-operation of your mate who has a better idea of fun.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Money due to you that you had almost given up on is recovered, enabling you to repay your loans and manage other expenses. You will make rapid progress in your work sphere. Aim for higher profits and long range benefits, for you are poised for success. There will be distances between you and your beloved, real or imagined but they will be there. You will have to find away to be together.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You could get a large amount of money as an advance payment. Even though your financial position is strong, this money will be of great help. This could be the beginning of a really stable phase for you but you will have to maintain the pace of work activities. You have always nurtured friendships with love and care. If you are in love you can safely make commitment to the one you love.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Banking on a single project could result in a loss or you could block your money indefinitely. Large investments should be made in different projects. Those in entertainment or show business will make huge profit through some quick transaction, which may require substantial investment. There will be distances between you and you’re beloved, real or imagined but they will be there. You will have to find a solution.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): You could be under heavy pressure at work. Refuse fresh offers until pending matters are successfully and quickly concluded in your favor. You will soon receive substantial profit for your efforts. Your accomplishments will be greatly lauded. Your priorities could be about work but your mate or beloved may not agree. Either find the time or face an irate mate.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You will be in the mood to take a few chances today. If you are positive and confident about your aims and aspirations do not hesitate to take risks. A good business proposal is worth considering. If you expect much from your beloved in a love affair you have to first learn to give. A happy relationship is a two-way fare.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): If you strongly feel for a certain plan of action for investment then follow it through and do not get put off by self appointed advisers who do not understand what you are up to. You will succeed provided you proceed step by step and not go overboard in your enthusiasm. In a love relationship follow your gut feelings and things will work out. Watch out for misunderstandings which happen needlessly.



QUICK CROSSWORD 4940 ACROSS: 1 Device for moving fluids (4) 4 Die, especially suddenly (3,3) 8 Fabulous, in short or colloquially? (3) 10 Kind of tinned meat (4) 13 Steep in a marinade (8) 14 Raises one's hand as a mark of respect? (7) 15 Questioning, inquiring or inviting (6) 17 Republic in N Central America (9) 21 Foreman foe (3) 22 Before, poetically (3) 23 Fitting, or suitable (3) 26 Island now known as Lakshadweep (9) 27 Up to __ __ : up to mischief, in a way? (2,4) 28 Thing that levels (7) 32 For the greatest or furthest degree; totally? (2,3,3) 34 Appointment to meet one's girl friend, perhaps (4) 35 Speed meas. (3) 36 Sprinkles a liquid preparation, especially pesticides on plans (6) 37 Consider, judge or view (4)

DOWN: 1 Owl's love, in a Lear poem (4) 2 Lunch, supper or dinner? (4) 3 Titled lady (4) 5 East Indian state (6) 6 Another word for 'eggs' (3) 7 Provide with feathers (6) 9 History or psychology students? (3) 11 ___ New Guinea: island north of Australia? (5) 12 Prefix multiple; two or more (5) 15 ___ Stewart : Former England wicket keeper batsman? (4) 16 A body of warriors - "Pi Mi" anagram? (4) 18 Shake or break follower (4) 19 "Made" a change to get a Honeyed drink? (4) 20 Curve - "car" anagram? (3) 23 Increased or supplemented, in a way? (5) 24 Entertainment unit - the idiot box (2,3) 25 Blends, bonds or coalesces together (6)


SUDOKU 2126 Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.


Difficulty Level: 


Today’s clue: X equals T

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

26 Beautiful change for "Volley"? (6) 28 Hit hard or thrash (3) 29 A fair or exposition, in short? (4) 30 Load cargo (4)

31 Widen - "mare" anagram? (4) 33 A thick, black sticky liquid used to bind stones together on the surface of a road (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Ganges, 7 Desolate, 8 Anna, 10 Lubeck, 11 Office, 14 Bro, 16 Emend, 17 Plea, 19 Hoses, 21 Jerks, 22 Maria, 23 Olaf, 26 Usual, 28 Cru, 29 Syzygy, 30 Taking, 31 Urns, 32 Rhetoric, 33 Keypad. DOWN: 1 Gallop, 2 Genera, 3 S Dak, 4 Toffees, 5 Satie, 6 Sewed, 8 Abbe, 9 NCO, 12 FMS, 13 Cnida, 15 Torii, 18 Lousy, 19 Her, 20 Ska, 21 Jalgaon, 22 May, 23 Orkney, 24 Luis, 25 Fogged, 26 Usury, 27 Uzbek, 28 Car, 30 Tuck.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1945 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: We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.

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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: 12 average; 14 good; 16 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: adze, daze, laze, lazed, penalize, PENALIZED, zeal.





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INGAPORE: Teen sensation P V Sindhu entered the quarter-finals with a victory in women's singles but it was young Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who created a flutter at the USD 300,000 Singapore Super Series, with a stunning win over world number 10 Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam here today. Another Indian youngster, Sai Praneeth B, also made the last eight stage by registering a straight-game win over Zi Liang Derek Wong of Singapore. The 18-year-old Sindhu, who won the Malaysia Open and Macau Open last year besides the prestigious World Championship bronze, prevailed over Japan's Shizuka Uchida 21-17 17-21 2116 in a women's singles match. The Indian will next take on World No. 3 Yihan Wang tomorrow. After three first-round exits in the All England, Swiss Open and India Super Series, Srikanth finally found his form back as he notched up an upset 18-21 21-15 21-8 win over the World Championships bronze medallist. Thailand Open champion, Srikanth, who was the finalist at the India Grand Prix Gold earlier this year, will next take on Hong Kong's Yun Hu in the quarterfinals tomorrow. The Indian has a 1-0 record against Hu, having beaten him at the Maybank Malaysia Open early in the season. World number 50 Sai Praneeth gave a good account of himself as he managed to prevail over his opponent from Singapore, ranked 43rd, 24-22 21-19 in a match that lasted 39 minutes. He will be up against world no. 7 Chinese Du Pengyu in the quarterfinals.

ing 21-23 17-21 to Gideon Markus Fernaldi and Rizki Amelia Pradipta of Indonesia in the mixed doubles event. In the women's singles competition, Sindhu was 11-10 ahead at the first interval and seh kept the pressure on the world num-

P V Sindhu and (right) Sai Praneeth B made progress. Du Pengyu, earlier today, had posted a hard-fought win over India's H S Prannoy 21-17 18-21 21-12 in an hour and six-minute battle. Meanwhile, it was also curtains for P C Thulasi, who lost to world number two Chinese Yihan Wang 19-21 7-21 in 35 minutes in a second round women's singles

Bishnoi powers Rajasthan to thrilling win over Kerala


UMBAI: Led by skipper Rajesh Bishnoi’s blistering 75 off 36 balls, Rajasthan rallied brilliantly from a difficult situation to beat Kerala by three wickets with a ball to spare for their second straight victory in the Syed Mushtaq Ali All India T20 Group B game today. In another Group B game at the Wankhede Stadium, Delhi scored their first victory in three matches when they thrashed a lacklustre Bengal by seven wickets, thus inflicting the third straight defeat on the eastern side. Chasing a huge target of 173, Rajasthan started poorly at the Sharad Pawar indoor academy ground in Bandra Kurla Complex with four batsmen back in the hut with only 49 on the board in the eighth over. Bishnoi, who was dropped on nine in the 10th over, capitalised on the reprieve and forged a 47-

run stand with Naresh Gehlot and a 32-ball 70-run partnership with Divya Pratap Singh. The Rajasthan captain struck five fours and six sixes in his whirlwind knock before being dismissed by a freak run out in the last ball of the penultimate over. Gehlot made 42 off 37 balls (5x4,1x6) while Divya Pratap Singh made an unbeaten 18-ball 27 (3x4). Vinod Kumar picked up two wickets for 35 runs, while Manukrishnan, Basil Thampi and Rakesh KJ bagged a wicket each. Earlier, asked to bat, Kerala, who defeated Delhi in their opening game, scored the runs briskly and posted 172 for three with openers V A Jagadeesh and Rakesh adding 40 runs for the first wicket. Jagadeesh made a 19-ball 15, while Rakesh scored 16 off 21 balls and both struck two fours each.

match. In the men's doubles competition, Alwin Franchis and Arun Vishnu were humbled by the top seeded Indonesian combo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 21-17 24-22. Another Indian pair of Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan, too, failed to cross the second round hurdle, as they went down fight-

ber 113 Shizuka even after the break, moving from 14-10 to 1914 to pocket the game. In the second game, Uchida turned the tables after an early fight to lead 11-8, but Sindhu clawed back at 13-13. The Japanese, however, was not yet done as she again drew parity at 16-16 and reeled off four points to take the match to the decider. In the decider, Sindhu led 15-11 midway. But Uchida brought down the lead to 16-18 before Sindhu marched away with the remaining three points to seal the issue.

Disgruntled Verma writes to ICC on Srini N

EW DELHI: After threatening to file a contempt petition in the Supreme Court, unrecognised Bihar Cricket Association secretary Aditya Verma today wrote to ICC President Alan Isaac, pleading with him to stop sidelined BCCI chief N Srinivasan from attending the governing body's Executive Board meeting in Dubai. Quoting the Supreme Court order which has forced Srinivasan to step aside as BCCI President due to the ongoing investigations in the IPL betting scandal, Verma said the ICC should also shun the Chennai strong-man. "I would request you to take cognisance of the Hon'ble Supreme Court's order as well as the ICC Constitution and Code of Ethics and disallow Mr Srinivasan from participating in ICC meeting," Aditya Verma said in his letter. "I invite your attention to Clause 2.1 of ICC's code of ethics which states that 'Directors shall not engage in any conduct that in any way denigrates the ICC or


IN BRIEF Sanga, Mahela made correct decision to retire: Ranatunga

COLOMBO: It triggered quite a furore in Sri Lankan cricket but the country’s first World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has backed Mahela Jayawrdene and Kumar Sangakkara’s decision to call it quits from Twenty20 Internationals, saying the duo’s timing was correct. The Jayawardene and Sangakkara were criticised by Sri Lanka Cricket for not taking the body in confidence before announcing their retirement at the end of the ICC World Twenty20, which Sri Lanka won by beating India in the final. In response, the two players, at a press conference held immediately after their return on Tuesday, blamed the SLC Secretary (Nishantha Ranatunga) and CEO (Ashley de Silva) for demoralising them ahead of the tournament in Bangladesh. But Ranatunga felt the retirement was timed to perfection. “The cricketers are the ones who know better than anyone, when the right time is to go. In the past we’ve seen that T20 is a young man’s game. I’m sure they’ve made the correct decision,” Ranatunga told ‘Inside Sports’ magazine.

India gain seven places to 145th in latest FIFA rankings

NEW DELHI: Indian football team jumped seven places to 145th, the highest since August last, in the latest FIFA rankings released today. India gained six cumulative points (144 in total) over the past month to rise to 145th from 152nd, despite not playing any international match during the period. The national team became the second highest gainer among Asian countries after Vietnam, which jumped nine places to be at 116th. India had occupied 145th in August last. The highest ranking in recent times was the 143rd in March last. India also gained three places among Asian countries to be at 25th spot from 28th last month. Afghanistan jumped five places to be at their all time high of 122nd, the highest among South Asian countries. India are second in the South Asian region. Iran lead the Asian ranking at 47th overall while Spain continued to be at the top of the world.

RCF, AI play out fighting 1-1 draw

harms its public image and clause 4.11 (F) of the ICC's constitution, by which an ICC director can be removed as a member of the Executive Board on any one of the following grounds: "(1) he is guilty of any dishonesty, gross misconduct or wilful neglect of duty (whether by act or omission); or (2) in the reasonable opinion of the Executive Board, he commits (whether by act or omission) any act which brings or would tend to bring the Council into disrepute; or (3) he conducts himself in a manner materially adverse to the interests of the Council," he added quoting the ICC code of ethics.

MUMBAI: Former champions Air India played out a fighting 1-1 draw with Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) in an Elite Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League, played at the Goan Sports Association ground, Cross Maidan, on Thursdayevening. Okorogor Praise was on target for Air India while Sagar Chile netted for RCF. The match was a physical affair as both teams tried to gain the upper hand and dictate terms as a result referee Richard Dixon flashed the yellow card eight times, four to each team. Air India against the run of play snatched the lead when Nigerian recruit Praise found the net in the 15th minute. However, their joy was short-lived as the plucky RCF attackers regrouped and went all out in search of a goal. Five minutes later, they managed to restore parity through their hard-working and consistent goal-scorer Sagar Chile. In a Super Division match played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel, Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana got the better of Intellenet FC by a narrow 1-0 margin. Jills George scored the all-important winning goal.



EW DELHI: Seeking to revolutionise football in the country, organisers of the much-anticipated Indian Super League will unveil the eight franchises on Sunday, with cricket legends, Bollywood stars and a host of corporates in the fray to own teams. Organised by IMG Reliance in association with Star India, the league has the backing of All India Football Federation (AIFF), and is likely to see big names such as ex-Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke, former Argentina forward Hernan Crespo and England's Michael Owen. PTI has learnt that bidders include "Two Indian cricket legends, five Bollywood celebrities, three I-League clubs and five corporate entities". "It remains to be seen who would ultimately be awarded the franchises," a source close to the league said. This is being seen as an unrivalled football championship in the country once called 'sleeping giant' by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, and it aims to foster local talent by featuring international stars. Anticipation around the ISL seemed to have been building with the organisers receiving positive response from more than 30 interested parties to its 'Invitation To Bid' tender notice. The bids closed on March 27. It is learnt that around 18 to 20 bidders have put in their money on ISL either through forming a consortium or individually. This is for the first time that a fran-

Foreign stars like Hernan Crespo, (below) Dwight Yorke and (right) Michael Owen are likely to be on display in the ISL

ham – who are reportedly in the fray - are known for their love for the game and their association with certain top international clubs," a source said. The nine cities in the reckoning are Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune, out of which eight will be shortlisted.

chise property in sports in India has elicit such a response from the business as well as sports and Bollywood community. IPL, in the year 2007, had 11 bids out of which eight won the franchises. Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, who is reported to have bid with a consortium having Atletico Madrid in it, has already upped the competition among bidders. "It would come as a no surprise if one hears similar high- profile international clubs coming over to India as technical partners to the rest of franchises. Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abra-

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Pistorius admits ‘no reason’ to fire fatal shots


RETORIA: Under pummelling crossexamination, Oscar Pistorius admitted today that he had "no reason" to fire the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp, as prosecutors began to zero in on apparent inconsistencies in key parts of his account. During the second day of gruelling questioning, prosecutor Gerrie Nel began to pick at Pistorius's explanation of why he fired four times through his toilet door on Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius has been charged with murdering his 29-year-old model girlfriend and faces a life sentence if convicted. The Olympian has said he fired the shots accidentally and did not mean to kill anyone. He testified that he feared someone was coming through the toilet door and that his life was in danger. This seemingly contradictory account was probed at length by Nel, who drew a concession from Pistorius that the shots should not have been fired at all. "We know for a fact there were no intruders in your house that night, we know for a fact there was no ladder against the wall," Nel said. "We know for a fact that you had no reason to shoot, objectively speaking." Pistorius responded: "That's correct my lady."

Kerala football fans want Sachin to bid for Kochi in ISL N

EW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar has mesmerised millions of cricket fans during his 24-yearlong illustrious international career and the Indian batting legend has now become the source of hope for some young sports enthusiasts, this time from football, in Kerala. A group of 16 young football fans, under the banner of World Malayalee Football Fans Association, has begun a social media campaign in favour of Tendulkar bidding for Kochi franchise in the Indian Super League football tournament, scheduled to be held in September-October. Reports have been doing the rounds that Tendulkar may bid for the Kochi team, one of the likely franchises of the much-anticipated ISL, an IPL-style football league to be organised by IMG-Reliance. Rijni John, a telecommunication professional from a town near Kasaragod and the brain behind the campaign, said Tendulkar could be the godsend for the revival of football in Kerala if he happens to buy a Kochi-based team in the ISL. "We have been praying that the God of cricket himself gets involved in the ISL. We read news re-

eight-franchise tournament are likely to be announced in a few days. The facebook page 'Sachin Irro Sachin For Kerala Campaign' says the initiative is 'an online promotion to show support for Sachin Tendulkar's bid for Kerala team in the upcoming Indian Super League'. "I started the facebook page on April 3 to drum up support among football fans for Tendulkar's bid for Kochi franchise in ISL. Since then around 600 football fans and corporate groups have joined our group," said the 30-year-old John, a B Tech degree holder. John said if Tendulkar gets involved in Kochi franchise, it will do wonders for the revival of football in Kerala, once a nursery of Indian football and provider of several national team players, including the legendary I M Vijayan. ports that Tendulkar may bid for "A Kochi-based team in the ISL Kochi franchise in ISL (along with with Tendulkar brand in it will do PVP Ventures). We don't know the wonders at a higher level of footexact position but we are hoping ball in Kerala. But more important that he actually buys the franchise. aspect will be his involvement at That will be the godsend for the re- the grassroot level," said John who vival of football in Kerala," John works as Lead Engineer Managed told PTI over phone from Kerala. Services Operations at the BangaThe deadline for buying "invita- lore office of Paris-based global tion to bid" tenders had expired on telecommunications equipment March 27 and bid winners for the company, Alcatel Lucent.

Learnt team-work, patience from working in film: Vijender N

EW DELHI: All set to make a transition from the boxing ring to the silver screen, star Indian pugilist Vijender Singh says the tryst with movies has helped him realise the importance of team work after carving his identity in an individual sport. India's first Olympics and World Championships medallist, Vijender is set to foray into Bollywood with 'Fugly', a social thriller backed by Superstar Akshay Kumar. "Being part of a film for the first time, I realised the importance of team work because my sport is essentially an individual sport in

which the onus is completely on me. So, it was a good experience to work in a team and learn to be patient," Vijender said."Boxing is all about being aggressive and maintaining a tempo while you are in the ring but in film-making I realised how important it was to take a step back and be patient. In final analysis, both boxing and doing films are equally tough," added the former world number one. The trailer of 'Fugly' was recently released amid much fanfare and by the look of it, the film comes across as a comic thriller. of 4 carefree friends.



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By A Sports Reporter

[Kolkata franchise], Dr. Rana Kapoor, Founder, UMBAI: Actor Abhishek Managing Director & CEO ofYes Bachchan joined the Bank [Delhi franchise] among othranks of leading players to ers. The Mumbai franchise was own a kabaddi franchise in the bought by Ronnie Screwvala, Anand Mahindra promoted Pro CEO UTV for an undisKabaddi League, which is closed amount. slated to commence from However, in a welJuly 26 this year. Bachchan come move for is the sole owner of the this sport which Jaipur franchis. has always been The eight city franchise on the fringes, already has buyers of the the winners will likes of Uday Kotak, MD, take home Rs. Kotak Mahindra Bank 50 lakhs making [Pune franchise], it the biggest Kishore Biyani, CEO Future Group



Uday Kotak, Pune MD, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Dr. Rana Kapoor, Delhi Founder, MD & CEO, Yes Bank

Abhishek Bachchan, Actor, Jaipur Kishore Biyani, Kolkata CEO Future Group

Core Green Group [Based in Vizag Hyderabad]

prize money for this sport. The selection process for the league will mostly take place in Bangalore on the lines of the Indian Premier League which will feature over 100 players out of which approximately 72 will be Indian including those from the junior category and over 24 will be international players hailing from countries like Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Canada and Afghanistan among others. The team will get Rs. 72 lakhs to spend on their buys, which would have a cap of three overseas players. Speaking at the announcement of his maiden foray into active sports, Abhishek said he made up his mind to buy a franchise as the sport was taken for granted and since it is an indigenous sport to India, it should be promoted. “My tryst with the sport was restricted only with my father. I used to play with him. As a kid, I was first introduced to this sport by my father when I saw his movie, ‘Ganga Ki Saugandh’. This sport doesn’t need investment unlike cricket and football , you just need to draw a line to measure the area and start playing. It appealed to the patriot in me,” said Abhishek. While prominent centres like Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been left out, Bachchan said the sole reason for them to miss the bus was the lack of quality of indoor stadiums, which was required for the league. “We couldn’t find quality stadiums over there which didn't meet the specifications,” he added.

ICC Board paves way for Associates to earn Test status D

UBAI: The ICC today paved the way for Associate Members to earn Test status by introducing the 'ICC Test Challenge' which will take place every four years between lowest ranked Test team and winner of ICC InterContinental Cup. The decision, taken at the ICC's Executive Board meeting, will effectively mean that one among Bangladesh and Zimbabwe --the two lowest-ranked Test teams in ICC rankings will have to fight it out with the likes of The Netherlands, Ireland or UAE for Test status. "The ICC Board approved the introduction of an ICC Test Challenge which will take place every four years between the lowest ranked Test team and the winner of the ICC Intercontinental Cup," a media release issued by ICC said. "The proposal is that the 10th ranked side on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings on 31 December 2017, or at the conclusion of any series in progress at that time, will play two five-day matches at home and two fiveday matches away against the winner of the upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup, with the inaugural Challenge scheduled to take place during 2018," it said. In the next eight years, two ICC Intercontinental Cup tournaments are planned with the first to run from 2015 to 2017 and the second to be held between 2019 and 2021. The second ICC Test

Kenyan players celebrate a win. Challenge is scheduled for 2022. "The ICC Test Challenge now opens the door for Associate Members to play Test cricket and in doing so gives even greater context to the ICC Intercontinental Cup which will now be a pathway to Test cricket," ICC Chief Executive David Richardson was quoted as saying by the release. At the meeting, the board members followed up on the resolutions passed at the ICC Board Meeting in Singapore on February 8, 2014. "The ICC Board members agreed on a long-term work plan to support the implementation of those resolutions which do not require constitutional change," the release stated. At the same time the ICC Board authorised the drawing up of the

necessary constitutional amendments which will be placed before the Full Council at the ICC Annual Conference to be held in Melbourne at the end of June. One of the cornerstones of the new financial model is an extended Future Tours Programme (FTP) which will now run until 2023. Richardson on his part said,"The FTP is a very important piece of work as it gives Members long-term certainty in relation to both their playing schedule and financial planning. "Significant progress has been made but there is still work to be done to develop a balanced calendar of tours and finalise these agreements." The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) also came in for lot of

praise for a very successful organization of the recently concluded ICC World T20. "The ICC Board thanked the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for the successful staging of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 and praised the Bangladesh government, security agencies and the general public for their contributions and support." ICC President Alan Isaac said:"The ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 was an extremely successful event which was thoroughly enjoyed by the players, officials, spectators and media. A lot of credit must be given to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the ICC team for putting up a memorable show." At the same time the ICC Board authorised the drawing up of the necessary constitutional amendments which will be placed before the Full Council at the ICC Annual Conference to be held in Melbourne at the end of June. One of the cornerstones of the new financial model is an extended Future Tours Programme (FTP) which will now run until 2023. Richardson on his part said,"The FTP is a very important piece of work as it gives Members long-term certainty in relation to both their playing schedule and financial planning. Significant progress has been made but there is still work to be done to develop a balanced calendar of tours and finalise these agreements."


Atletico stun Barcelona, holders Bayern progress


ARIS: Atletico Madrid’s resurgence continued just a year after they were forced to sell leading scorer Radamel Falcao to reduce their huge debts as they eliminated Barcelona to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 40 years. A goal by Koke — who has been with the club since he was eight years old saw them deservedly beat Barcelona 10 last night and progress 2-1 on aggregate and perhaps also register a changing of the guard at the top of Spanish and European football. Bayern Munich bidding to become the first team to successfully defend their title also reached the last four beating Manchester United 3-1, to go through 4-2 on aggregate. They join United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea who beat Paris Saint Germain on Tuesday and Atletico’s city rivals Real, victors over last season’s beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund, in Friday’s draw. Atletico who last beat Barcelona four years ago came roaring out of the blocks and got the only goal of the game through Koke, his first in this season’s tournament, in the fifth minute. Atletico, who are also top of La Liga in a three way battle with Barca and Real, could have been 3-0 up after fifteen minutes as former Barcelona striker David Villa hit the woodwork on two occasions. Barcelona were largely contained by Atletico and star player Lionel Messi had an especially torrid night as he failed to score against Atletico for the sixth successive game. For Atletico coach Diego Simeone who last year was forced to sell Falcao for 60 million euros ($83 million) when their debt was officially estimated at 170 million euros but some experts said it was up to 300 million euro it was another significant victory. “We maintain the same humility. We understand that the other teams (in the semi-finals) have been there far more than Atletico Madrid,” said the 43-year-old, who was a bundle of energy on the touchline urging the crowd to raise the noise level and continually making the sign of the cross. “We are there 40 years later and we believe in what we are doing.” It is the second time that Atletico and Real have reached the semi-finals of European club football’s most prestigious tournament in the same season — 1959 being the previous occasion, and is is only the fourth time clubs from the same city have reached the last four. AC Milan and Inter Milan in 2003 and London duo Arsenal and Chelsea in 2009 being the others. For 22year-old Koke, who made his senior debut aged just 17, it was an especially emotional night. “The team were spectacular in this game,” said Koke. “This team has no limits and we must keep on making the fans dream.” Defeat will heap the pressure on Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino, but Simeone’s compatriot was not focussing on that.


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