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Disabled man held for coercing minors into prostitution after luring them with promises of a good life and raping them

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he Vakola police are claiming to have busted a human trafficking racket with the arrest of a 49year-old disabled man from his residence at Gajdharband locality in Santacruz (W). The man was allegedly luring minor girls on the promise of providing them with a good lifestyle and was then pushing them into prostitution. He was reportedly running his racket from localities in Kandivli, Vakola, Santacruz and Virar. Around 10 girls have gone missing from the Vakola police station jurisdiction in the last six month and the police are still busy with the investigations in these cases. In a recent incident, a 16 year-old girl went missing on July 7 after she left her home to collect her SSC result from the Public High School in Vakola. When she did not return even on the next day, her parents filed a missing complaint at the local police station. The police report that the girl was lured into a life of prostitution by the man. According to Police Sub Inspector and investigation officer in the case, Kisan Mane,

The accused, Nandlal Patil (in checked shirt) with police constable Bhoite. “We have arrested Nandlal Patil under section 366A of the IPC (procreation of minor girl). It is too early to say anything more in this case, but we are searching other people too in this case.� The mother of the victim has alleged that Patil and his

accomplice, Nisha, were the masterminds. She said Nisha knew her daughter very well and also stayed over at their home for a week after she was thrown out of her own house because of her bad character. Continued on pg 8 ÂŤ

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oliticians, mainly the tainted ones, are up in arms against the Supreme Court’s decision upholding disqualification of convicted MPs, MLAs from the date of their conviction. While politicians argue that this is encroaching into their constitutional space, legal eagles have applauded the move. The separate judgment has definitely set up a clash between the judiciary, constitutional experts and politicians. After the justices A.K. Patnaik and S.J. Mukhopadhaya

delivered the blow to tainted lawmakers, politicians like Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav lashed out at the apex court asking it not to meddle in politics. However, noted jurist and MP Ram Jethmalani, has welcomed the SC verdict arguing that politicians will have to accept the apex court verdict, while the BJP national spokesperson Prakash Javadekar called upon the government to hold a serious debate on electoral reforms. As reported earlier, the political class reacted sharply, Continued on pg 8 ÂŤ

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Do you think the civic authorities are lacking in ability to hande water logging in the city? Nawab Malik State NCP spokesperson We cannot blame the BMC for 100 per cent carelessness, but in most of the situations they fail to handle the situation.

Afzal Hussain PR Executive It is well-known that whenever there are heavy rains in Mumbai, the carelessness of the BMC authorities can witnessed easily. Parveen Qureshi Homemaker Yes. I stay in Kalina and during heavy rains our locality got flooded with water again, but no BMC workers were seen. We remember July 26. Tahir Beig Journalist No. the BMC and its staff are not showing any carelessness during rains. They cannot do anything because Mumbai is an overcrowded city. Rizwan Ansari Businessman Yes. The BMC has completely failed in handling water logging this year. We have to approach the authorities with complaints but response is poor.

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At Kalachowkie

By Vishnudas Sheshrao

and Harbour lines and several trains are running late. On Western line, suburban services have been suspended between Nalasopara and Virar, sources said. Weatherman has forecast frequent spells of rain or showers over the next 48 hours. While Mumbai city received 36.5 mm of rain, suburbs recorded 59.2 mm of rain till 2.30 pm. Heavy rains in parts of Gujarat, bordering Maharashtra, have resulted in disruption of railway traffic between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

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our people died in different accidents across the city after heavy rains paralysed the city roads and air traffic on Friday. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), initially redfaced after the city suffered from water logging, got a reason to smile when the Tulsi Dam started overflowing. According to metrological reports, from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. Colaba recorded 47 mm rainfall and Santacruz recorded 102 mm rainfall. According to the IMD forecast, the city will experience heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. Students were seen making their way to school through thigh deep waters. The BMC has been spending hundreds of crores annually on their nullah cleaning projects. Several councillors objected to the amount of money that was spent on these projects and even criticised the lack of development in these projects. All of those criticisms withered away when a mere 80mm of rainfall for ten hours brought the city to a standstill. Even civic officials admitted that at least 24 different places, including Hindmata, Hindu Colony, King Circle, Mukhyadyapak Nullah and Dharamvir Raje Marg, had waterlogging for several hours. The BMC had installed dewatering pumps but to no avail. In the Eastern suburbs LBS Marg, Bhoir Nagar, Vikroli Link Road and Vashi Naka suffered from water logging. Similarly in the western suburbs, Milan subway, Dindoshi, Tiwari Chawl in Goregaon, Lokhandwala circle, Talao Road in Kandivli and Air India building’s main gate at Santa Cruz also faced water logging. Due to water logging at Hindmata, King’s Circle, Elphinstone Road and Bhandup traffic was diverted from other substitutes. Sim-

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ilarly, rail tracks of suburban trains were submerged in water thus forcing slow trains to be tracked onto fast lines. According to civic reports around 38 trees fell down in various parts of the city. However, 21 of these fell in the island city. The city’s lifeline, the suburban railways was in disarray with water overtopping the tracks at several places on the Western, Central and Harbour lines, railway sources said. Tracks have been flooded at several places including Chinchpokli, Vikroli, Sion and Masjid on Central

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Tulsi started overflowing Tulsi, one of the small lakes supplying potable water to the city has started overflowing from yesterday from 11.00 a.m. onwards. Last year, this lake was started overflowing on September 4. According to Hydraulic Engineer reports, the total water stock in all reservoirs that supply drinking water to city was recorded 7,69,836 million litre (ML) which is more than 60 per cent of total annual requirement of the city. Every year, the city needs estimated 12.5 ML water to meet its both ends of year.

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Over 48 hours of heavy rainfall created several problems for people across the city and distant suburbs

Nalasopara station

Railway tracks at Nalasopara flooded

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uburban train services were in disarray on the Vasai-Virar section of the Western Railway, as severe water logging was reported on the railway tracks at Nalasopara railway station. Railway personnel were seen trying to flush out the water from the tracks. Even as services stared limping back to normalcy after 3 pm, trains continued Bhayandar

The submerged Medha Bridge

Submerged bridge cuts off 5,000 people from the city By Suresh Golani

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s many as five villages and 17 hamlets in Vasai have lost contact with the outside world after the only Medha Bridge, the only road over-bridge connect-

ing Virar and Vrajeshwari, was left submerged under water due to heavy rains which continued to lash the region since Thursday night. The affected villages of Medha, Ambode, Bhinar, Vadhar and Kalbhon, as well as the hamlets Mira Road

of Lendipada, Sakhaar, Bhogad, Palat, Baraf, Geti and Dongri have no alternate road to establish communication. The district administration was still to extend a helping hand to the 5,000 stranded residents till reports last came in.

Arterial Roads in MiraBhayandar waterlogged

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t was the same old story in the MiraBhayandar region as the heavy downpour resulted in water-logging in several parts of the twin-city including, Kanakia Complex, Ramdev Park, Naya Nagar, Lodha Complex, Munshi Compound in Mira Road as well as Bakery Lane and Govind Nagar areas in Bhayandar (West). While electric supply to several buildings situated in low lying areas was disrupted, an electric short circuit was reported from Silver Park. There were also reports of the walls of two tenements in Mahajanwadi having collapsed. However, no one was injured. The disaster management cell of the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) and Fire Brigade, received calls with information of dug-up roads posing threats to pedestrians and several trees that had been uprooted due to strong winds.

running late by 30 to 40 minutes. Heavy rains in parts of Gujarat, bordering Maharashtra, resulted in disruption of railway services between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Despite being a working day on Friday, trains and platforms were mostly empty as people chose to stay indoors heeding the warning issued by authorities.


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I Prakash Bhogilal Parmar have changed my name to Prakash Bhogilal Darji as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 11/07/13 C-10124

We have changed my minor son's name from Vishal Chetan Patel to Vishal Chetan Tulsi Thakur as per Gazette No. (U-17694). C-10138

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We Mr. Prakash Bhogilal Darji & Mrs. Urvashi Prakash Darji have changed our minor son’s name from Shubham Prakash Parmar to Shubham Prakash Darji as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 11/07/13 C-10125

I have changed my name from Pranab Kumar Utpal and Pranav Utpal Rajendra Poddar to Pranav Rajendra Poddar as per Affidavit No 32AA 376638. C-10139

I have changed my name from Hajira Rehman Sayed to Hajra Khan as per Affidavit dated 11th July, 2013. C-10155

I Wiske J. Castelino have changed my name to Melwyn J. Castelino as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 09/07/13 C-10126

I have changed my name from Amar Kumar Bhagatkar to Amar Bhagatkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 8 July 2013. C-10141

I Mr. Kapoor Bherumal Mehta have changed my name to Mr. Kapoorchand Bherumal Mehta as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 12/07/13 C-10127 I Madhurika Tuljaram Vyas have changed my name to Madhu Bharat Joshi as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 12/07/13 C-10128 I Maaninder Singh Paramjit Singh Panesar have changed my name to Maninder Singh Paramjit Singh Panesar as per deed poll Affidavit Dated : 12/07/13 C-10129 I have changed my name from Suguna Muthu Rangan to Suguna Naveenkumar Shetty as per Affidavit dated 12/7/2013. C-10130 I have changed my name from Beena Suresh Parmar to Shivani Sujit Sawant as per Affidavit dated 12/7/2013 C-10131 I have changed my name from Palanivel Arundiyar to Naveen Kumar Shetty as per Affidavit No.HP 488365. C-10132

I have changed my name from Sushilchand Sharma to Sushil Sharma as per Affidavit. C-10120

I have changed my name from Angelica Christine Aranha to Christine Renjal as per Affidavit No. HK 456390. C-10133

I have changed my name from Marolya Hardikkumar Narottambhai to Hardik Narottam Marolia as per Affidavit. C-10140

I have changed my name from Jasal Shirish Purohit to Jesal Shirish Purohit as per Affidavit dated 27/02/2013. C-10134

I have changed my name from Bobby Santhana Krishnan, to ‘Juliet Jons Raj’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 16085) Dated: 27/06/2013. C-10121

I Anandraj Ramaswamy Balasubramanian have changed my minor son's name from Shabarinadan to Sabari Anandraj as per Affidavit No. HK 045348. C-10135

I Rekhaben Pravin Shah have changed my name to Rekha Pravin Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 10/07/13 C-10122

I Jyoti Roshan Mathias have changed my minor daughter's name from Rashel Mathias to Rachel Mathias as per Affidavit No HK 045347. C-10136

I Urvashi Prakash Parmar have changed my name to Urvashi Prakash Darji as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 11/07/13 C-10123

I Naveen Kumar Shetty have changed my minor son's name from P. Sagar to Sagar Naveen Kumar Shetty as per Affidavit No.HP 488366. C-10137

I have changed my name from Kiran Kumar Bhagatkar to Kiran Bhagatkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 8 July 2013. C-10142 I have changed my name from Arun Kumar Bhagatkar to Arun Bhagatkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 8 July 2013. C-10143 I have changed my name from Nagda Neeta Devchand to Rambhia Neeta Rajesh as per Affidavit. C-10144 I have changed my name from Chavan Manish Babulal to Chauhan Manish Babubhai as per Affidavit. C-10145 I have changed my name from Chavan Babulal Nanji to Chauhan Babubhai Nanji as per Affidavit. C-10146 I have changed my name from Chavan Kanta Babulal to Chauhan Kanta Babubhai as per Affidavit. C-10147

I have changed my name from Sandhyarani Ojha to Sadhyarani Moharana as per Affidavit dated 31st May, 2013. C-10156 I have changed my name from Ashok Moharana to Ashok Kumar Moharana as per Affidavit dated 31st May, 2013. C-10157 I have changed my name from Reeta Kumari to Rita Kumari as per Affidavit dated 11th July, 2013. C-10158 I have changed my name from Rakhee Inder Kaserwal to Rakhi Inder Kaserwal as per Affidavit dated 12th July, 2013. C-10159 I have changed my name from Manoj Kumar Gaur to Manoj Kumar Gaund as per Affidavit . C-10160 I have changed my name from Deepak Shantilal Parikh to Deepakraj Parikh as per Affidavit. C-10161 I have changed my name from Vinod Kumar Deviprasad Maithania to Vinod Deviprasad Maithania as per Affidavit. C-10162

I have changed my name from Kantilal to Kantilal Sohanlal Rathore as per Affidavit. C-10169 I have changed my name from Pushpa Devi to Pushpa Kantilal Rathore as per Affidavit. C-10170 I have changed my name from Baby Kumari to Kusum Prabhunath Prasad as per Affidavit. C-10171 I have changed my name from Narsaram Ganeshram to Narsaram Ganesharam Borana as per Affidavit. C-10172 I have changed my name from Ganeshram Ghanchi to Ganesharam Vanaji Borana as per affidavit. C-10173 I have changed my name from Dhapu Ganeshram Ghanchi to Dhapu Ganesharam Borana as per Affidavit. C-10174 I have changed my name from Nirajkumar Jagpati Yadav to Niraj Jagpati Yadav as per Affidavit. C-10175 I have changed my name from Dipakbhai Mohanbhai Vaghasia to Deepak Mohanbhai Vaghasiya as per Affidavit. C-10176 I have changed my name from Chetnabahen Vrajlalbhai Nakrani to Chetna Deepak Vaghasiya as per Affidavit. C-10177 I have changed my name from Deepakkumar Mohanbhai Vaghasiya to Deepak Mohanbhai Vaghasiya as per Affidavit. C-10178

I have changed my name from Sadhana Balaram Gupta to Sadhna Vinod Maithania as per Affidavit. C-10163

I have changed my name from Chetnaben to Chetna Deepak Vaghasiya as per Affidavit. C-10179

I have changed my name from Rajendrakumar Siddeshwar to Rajendra Siddeshwar Lodhi as per Affidavit. C-10164

I have changed my name from Deepakbhai Mohanbhai Vaghasiya to Deepak Mohanbhai Vaghasiya as per Affidavit. C-10180

I have changed my name from Shah Neeta Devchand to Rambhia Neeta Rajesh as per Affidavit. C-10150

I have changed my name from Esupkhan Mohmmedkhan Pathan to Eusupkhan Mohmmedkhan Pathan as per Affidavit. C-10165

I have changed my name from Laxmi Govindaraj to Laxmi Govind Punjabi as per Affidavit. C-10181

I have changed my name from Chavhan Kanta Babulal to Chauhan Kanta Babubhai as per Affidavit. C-10151

I have changed my name from Hannan Huseni Khokhawala to Hozefa Huseni Khokhawala as per Affidavit. C-10166

I have changed my name from Chavhan Babulal Nanji to Chauhan Babubhai Nanji as per Affidavit. C-10152

I have changed my name from Sabana Moharamali Shaikh to Shabana Moharamali Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-10167

I have changed my name from Shafiqur Rehman to Shafiqur Rehman Abdul Qadir Ansari as per deed poll Affidavit. C-10153

I have changed my name from Anil Kumar to Anil Kantilal Rathoe as per affidavit. C-10168

I have changed my name from Solanki Kanta Punjabhai to Chauhan Kanta Babubhai as per Affidavit. C-10148 I have changed my name from Chavhan Divya Babulal to Chauhan Divya Babubhai as per Affidavit. C-10149

I have changed my name from Govindaraj to Govind Punjabi per Affidavit. C-10182 I have changed my name from Vandhana Govindaraj to Vandhana Govind Punjabi as per Affidavit. C-10183 I have changed my name from Madan Bansal to Madanmohan Bansal as per Affidavit. C-10184

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lmost a month after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Bombay High Court seeking direction to the state government to withdraw Geography text books in which Sindh has been replaced in the national anthem with Sindhu, the court on Friday asked the state government if it knows India’s national anthem. The PIL filed by Mulund resident Dakshata Shet, through her advocate Sandesh Sawant, has sought the withdrawal of Class X and XII textbooks in which the word ‘Sindh’ has been replaced by ‘Sindhu’. The division bench of Justices D. Y. Chandrachud and S. C. Gupte issued a notice to the state government and the Principal Secretary of the Home Department, and asked them to file their affidavit by August 2. “Does the state government not know

our national anthem? You cannot start changing words in the national anthem. What do you propose to do?” Justice Chandrachud asked the state government. To this, the Additional Government Pleader, Abhinan-

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ruled that the national anthem should not be amended even if geographical changes take place in India. “These rulings are specifically in relation to the word Sindh,” the petition adds. Observing that they find no reason to defile the original script sung since December 27, 1911 by Rabindranath Tagore, a division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Roshan Dalvi on October 7, 2011 had dismissed with costs, a PIL by retired professor Shreekant Malushte seeking replacement of the word Sindh with Sindhu. Malushte contended that Sindh, which is now a part of Pakistan should be replaced with Sindhu, a river in northern India. He said despite Sindh dan Vagyani said that nearly seven lakh text books have being replaced by the word been printed, and the gov- Sindhu in January 1950 by the ernment would soon decide government, “the national anthem continues to be sung on the issue. In her petition, Shet said and broadcast in a wrong the Supreme Court, as well as manner by using incorrect the Bombay High Court, have words.”

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eteran actor Pran, who made a mark for himself portraying strong negative and supporting roles, passed away at the age of 93 on Friday evening after a prolonged illness. The actor passed away at the Lilavati hospital, where he was undergoing treatment. According to reports, the last rites of the actor will be conducted at 12 noon at the Shivaji Park crematorium on Saturday. Pran has been known for remarkable roles in Bollywood hits like Zanjeer, Don, Amar Akbar Anthony, among hundreds of others.


06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Kavitaben Kiran Panchal to Kavita Kiran Jilka as per affidavit. C-10185 I have changed my name from Harshedkumar Chandulal Shah to Harshad Chandulal Shah as per Affidavit. C-10186 I have changed my name from Kiran Panchal to Kiran Jilka as per Affidavit. C-10187 I have changed my name from Ramesh Dhiman to Ramesh Kumar Dhiman as per Affidavit. C-10188 I have changed my name from Ishrat Jahan Abdul Khalique to Ishrat Jahan Kamal Ahmed Qureshi as per Affidavit dated on 12/07/2013. C-10189 I have changed my name from Prakashchandra Balubhai Shah to Prakash Balubhai Shah as per Affidavit. C-10190 I have changed my name from Amina Omer Petkar to Amina Umar Petkar as per Affidavit. C-10191 I have changed my name from Omer Ibrahim Petkar to Umar Ibrahim Petkar as per Affidavit. C-10192 I have changed my name from Omer Ibrahim Petker to Umar Ibrahim Petkar as per Affidavit. C-10193 I have changed my name from Amina Omer Petker to Amina Umar Petkar as per Affidavit. C-10194 I have changed my name from Krishan Kant Tailor to Krishan Kant Verma as per Affidavit. C-10195 I have changed my name from Khismatrao Ramakant Pandurang to Khismatrao Ramesh Pandurang as per Affidavit. C-10196 I have changed my name from Chanchaldevi Balakram Bhatt to Chanchal Balakram Bhatt as per Affidavit. C-10197 I have changed my name from Jaggi Manjeet Ravinderpal Singh to Jaggi Manjitkaur Ravinderpal Singh as per Affidavit. C-10198 I have changed my name from Gandhi Roopal Mayank to Gandhi Rupal Mayank as per Affidavit. C-10199 I have changed my name from Vinodkumar Meherchand Marwah to Vinod Meherchand Marwah as per Affidavit. C-10200 I have changed my name from Vandanabahen Sureshbhai Suru to Vandana Jigar Jagada as per Affidavit dated: 13 July 2013. C-10201

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Encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma wore a guardedly smiling face on Friday after being acquitted in the case.

Convicted Senior Inspector Pradeep Suryavanshi along with his daughter outside the Sessions Court on Friday after the sentencing.

Advocate Ramprasad Gupta, Lakhan Bhaiya’s brother along with his lawyers who fought the case until the last.

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ishment should be avoided since the conviction of the accused in based on circumstantial evidence. “We will be approaching the higher court against the acquittal of Sharma and also demanding death penalty to the policemen,” said Ramprasad Gupta, Lakhan Bhaiya’s brother. A police team had picked up Lakhan Bhaiya from Vashi in Navi Mumbai on suspicion that he was the member of Chhota Rajan gang on November 11, 2006. The police had also picked up Anil Bheda, his associate along

Lakhan bhaiya on last Friday by sessions judge V.D. Jadhe Sessions Court in hwar. Encounter specialist South Mumbai on Fri- Pradeep Sharma, who has day awarded life im- more than 100 encounters on prisonment to 13 policemen his name, was one of the 22 along with eight others, who accused in the case. However, were convicted in the 2006 he turned out to be the only fake encounter case of Ram accused to be acquitted of all Narayan Gupta alias Lakhan the charges. Bhaiya, an alleged aide of unThe prosecution had derworld don Chhota Rajan. sought death penalty for all While senior Inspector the policemen and including Pradeep Suryavanshi, Tanaji two others. They had argued Desai and Dilip Palande were that the all of them had convicted for murder, others played active role in the were convicted for aiding and killing. The defense, however, abetting the encounter of argued that the capital pun-

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with him. Lakhan Bhaiya was killed on the same day in an encounter near Nana-Nani Park in Versova area of suburban Mumbai. Lakhan Bhaiya’s brother and lawyer, Ramprasad Gupta approached different authorities in the case and it was only after that the Bombay High Court ordered a magisterial inquiry in this case in 2008. The inquiry report submitted to the High Court in August 2009 stated that Lakhan Bhaiya was killed in cold blood from pointblank range.

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Constable Narayan Jyotiba Chougle filling potholes.

otorists and pedestrians on the busy Sativali Road Junction in Vasai, were in store for a pleasant surprise on Wednesday morning, when they spotted an uniformed traffic personnel on duty, single-handedly filling potholes in the middle of the road. The incident took place after the Vasai-Virar Municpal Corporation (VVMC) turned a blind eye each time the cop – Narayan Jyotiba Chougle (45) – a head constable attached to the Traffic Di-

vision of the Thane (Rural) Police, tried to draw their attention to the problem. Motorists and people from the area appreciated Chougle’s gesture and chided the VVMC and local elected representatives for neglecting their duty and ignoring the bad state of the roads. “The road has developed huge potholes which have led to a frequent break down of vehicles and subsequent traffic snarls, with the rains adding to the woes. We too are responsible citizens and empathise with motorists,” said Chougle.


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‘Black Mask Day’ for MARD doctors

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ver 1,500 doctors, nursing students and interns from the BMCrun Sion, KEM and Nair hospitals observed ‘Black Mask Day’ yesterday at their respective colleges, as a mark of protest against the lack of proper living and working conditions of resident doc-

tors at government hospitals in the city. This protest was also a part of the commemoration week observed in memory of Dr. Samidha Khandare from Sion Hospital, who recently succumbed to multi-drug resistant TB. “Our basic demands for leading a healthy life have to be fulfilled. We don’t want more doctors succumbing to

TB. TB deaths are avoidable and measures have to be taken to make sure that they are avoided,” said Dr. Santosh Wakchaure, President, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD). Two days ago, one more doctor from Nair hospital was diagnosed with TB and is currently undergoing treatment at the same hospital. Azad Shrivastav | ADC

Resident doctors and hospital staffers observed ‘Black Mask Day’ yesterday.

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THE UNCOMMON COMMON MAN… Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal with his supporters during the protest ‘Shihashan khali karo aam aadmi aa rha hai’ (‘Vacate the chair, the common man is on the way’ a slogan which was aimed at alarming corrupt political leaders) at the Azad Maidan, on Friday. Continued from pg 1 « She further alleged that Nisha had manipulated her daughter’s mind and had lured her into prostitution. Sources from the Vakola police station revealed that Patil took advantage of those girls who had problems with their families and were having a desire to earn quick money. He always targeted

Twisted Rascal such girls, usually from poor families, and after winning their confidence, pushed them into prostitution after raping them first. “We have taken two women into custody and have detained 12 minors in

this connection. It is suspected that more persons may be involved in this racket. On Friday, Patil was produced before the court which remanded him to police custody until July 16,” added Mane.

Judicio-politico crisis emerging? Continued from pg 1 « arguing about the supremacy of the Parliament or the legislature to make laws. However, according to State Legislature Secretary Anant Kalse, under the Constitution, the Supreme Court or the High Court can strike down any law enacted by Parliament or the State Legislature if it abridges the rights conferred by Articles 13(2) (Fundamental Rights), 14 (Equality before Law), 19 (Freedom of Speech) and 21 (Personal Liberty). The SC verdict in the Lily Thomas, Lok Prahari and others versus the Union of

India case rests on the premise of Article 14. Whereas, Section 8(4) of the RP Act, 1951, allowed lawmakers disqualified by lower courts in poll related offences to continue to remain elected representatives pending their appeal in higher courts. The SC in the Lily Thomas case has already struck down the said section. The SC, in two separate judgments yesterday in the matters of Basant Kumar Chaudhary and Chief Election Commissioner versus Jan Chaukidar (Peoples Watch) and others, has upheld the Patna High Court

judgment that interprets Section 62(5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 that seeks to debar convicts lodged in jail from voting. The judgment further adds that such convicts under the same Section 62 shall not be allowed to vote if he or she is disqualified in Section 16 of the RP Act. Such a person’s name has to be deleted from the voters’ list. The SC, in its verdict, has already debarred lawmakers who have served two years of jail term from contesting elections but the provision does not apply to persons under preventive detention.


Crime Branch begins probe in Charu Deshpande suicide case

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tate Home Minister R.R. Patil has ordered Mumbai Crime Branch chief Himanshu Roy to probe the alleged suicide of Tata Steel’s former head of corporate communications, following which the officer’s team has begun a parallel investigation into the case. Charudatta Deshpande, Tata Steel’s 57-year-old former chief of Corporate Communications, was found hanging at his Vasai home on June 28. No suicide note was found. His friends and former colleagues alleged that he had been harassed. A case has been registered at Vasai police station and the police are already probing the matter. “I have received orders from the Home Minister, following which a parallel investigation is being done by my team. I am personally looking into the case,” Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy told PTI, yesterday. One of the crime branch teams today visited Vasai police station to meet the investigating officers there and collected the case documents, police said. The crime branch is also going through the technical

data such as phone calls and emails received by Deshpande, days before he ended his life. “There were allegations that Deshpande committed suicide following harassment by the employees of Tata Steel, where he had worked. We will look into that angle. If required, a team would be sent to Jamshedpur for the purpose of probe,” said another crime branch official. A delegation of the Mumbai Press Club, that included senior journalists Kumar Ketkar, Ayaz Memon and Charles Assisi, had met Patil on Thursday and demanded an inquiry into Deshpande’s death. The delegation said the case should not be closed as

an ‘accidental death’ incident but must be probed deeply as there were “sufficient prima facie evidence that he had been threatened by various Tata Steel officials and had been kept under house arrest in the days prior to the incident”. A written letter was also handed over to the Minister. The delegation also demanded that the investigation be moved out from Vasai police station to a more competent agency like the Detection of Crime Branch or the state Criminal Investigation Department. Reacting to the public outcry and the journalists’ demand, the Home Minister told the Press Club delegation that he had entrusted the investigation to Deputy Superintendent of Police (Thane-Rural) C. Devraj under the supervision of Roy. “The minister said the precise contours of the investigation would emerge in three or four days and he invited Press Club officials to monitor the progress,” said a statement issued by the Press Club. A parallel departmental inquiry has been ordered by Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry into the circumstances leading to Charu’s death.

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After slaving for a paltry Rs.23 per day for five years, MBMC link workers will get a daily honorarium of Rs.117 (approx) By Suresh Golani

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hanks to the efforts of Congress leader Prabhat Patil (Tai), 130 health workers attached to the health department of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), who have been slaving away for a measly monthly honorarium of Rs.700 (Rs.23 per day) for more than five years, have a reason to rejoice. They will finally getRs 3,500 per month. Patil, who is a senior Congress corporator and former Leader-of-House, tabled a proposal under rule “J” of the MBMC Bye Laws, which was unanimously approved in July’s monthly general body meet. The health department of the MBMC, had retained 130 women as link workers on a contractual basis at a monthly honorarium of Rs.500, under the government-funded Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) programme, an ambitious scheme aimed to reduce the rate of infant and maternal mortality, and to improve the total fertility rate.

They got a pittance even though they did a very important service. However, from the time they joined duty in 2007, there had been only one pay hike of just Rs.200 and that too, three years ago in 2010. “With the rise in the cost of living, is it possible for these link workers to survive on a paltry Rs.23 per day?” rued a visibly upset Patil, who appealed to all members across party lines to take a humanitarian approach towards the issue. “Last year, I had moved a call to attention motion in this context, but the administration expressed helplessness citing budgetary restraints. However, this year, I was better prepared,” said Patil. Apart

from providing assistance to women in pre and post pregnancy care, link workers also perform most of the important tasks such as conducting door-to-door survey for mosquitoes, distributing medicines for vector-borne diseases, keeping a tab on fever cases, giving timely polio doses and taking care of new-borns in their locality. “Our monthly remuneration was far less than the daily wages under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the minimum wages fixed for unskilled labourers,“said one of the link workers. Azad Shrivastav | ADC

MERC raps TPC for insufficient power consumers; TPC claims otherwise By Prashant Hamine

switch-over of low-end power consumers from RInfra he Maharashtra Electric- within a year, to ensure parity ity Regulatory Commis- in the consumer mix of both sion (MERC) yesterday the power utilities in Mumrapped Tata Power Company bai, since RInfra had more of - Distribution (TPC-D) for a low-end consumer base. not shifting sufficient low- The MERC then directed the end power consumers to its TPC-D to show the progress it side from Reliance Infrastruc- had made in the switch-over ture (RInfra) from August of low-end consumers from 2012 to August 2013. How- RInfra. The MERC observed that ever, the TPC-D in a statement has contended there has been a negligible that it has added more than network addition of low-end 85,000 consumers consum- consumers by TPC in the Vrindavan, ing less than 300 units within Trombay, Mankhurd-Chembur, Arogya a year. The MERC had directed Nidhi, Malad BMC Lagoon, the TPC-D to ensure the and Vasantotsav clusters,

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while the percentage is low in other clusters across the city. TPC-D’s readiness to meet its Universal Service Obligation (USO) needs to be investigated further in view of the network data submitted by the TPC-D in 11 clusters. According to a statement issued by the TPC-D yesterday, over 85,000 consumers using less than 300 units have switched to TPC-D since August 2012 resulting in an addition of around 8,000 to 9,000 consumers per month. The growth rate has doubled from 4,000 to 5,000 consumers per month as compared to August last year.

LIKE TREES, THEIR LIVES ARE IN DANGER… The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had entrusted the job of trimming and cutting of trees to private contractors. However, these contractors have hired unemployed and needy people for the task without any safety gear. Earlier, horticulture staff of the civic body used to trim branches of trees. They have BEST-bus mounted cranes to climb on to and cut branches. However, private labourers have no such privileges and instead, have to climb on to the trees. Labourers were seen perched high up on the trees, cutting away branches without any safety harness. None had shoes, hand gloves or rain coats. In all, the BMC had put a condition of safety and security of labourers employed by private contractors, but hardly any contractors follow this condition and even the BMC is not bothered about labourers risking their lives.

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N the first month of the monsoon itself, a large number of people have become victims of water-borne diseases. Cholera - a dangerous disease - has hospitalised 12 victims. Other diseases like gastroenteritis, jaundice have been reported from the city and suburbs. In the next three months of the monsoon, a large number of citizens are likely to be affected. The reason for the outbreak of the diseases has been traced to contaminated water supplied by the BMC which has the familiar argument: The pipes supplying water to the city were laid years ago and until they are replaced, there is danger of leaks and contamination of water. The levels and the extent of contamination is a matter for grave concern. The state public health laboratory tested 5,177 samples from Mumbai and found 1,356 were contaminated. Not all people in Mumbai drink boiled or filtered water. They drink water straight from the tap. It can be seen from this that a large number of people are falling a prey to water-borne diseases. The citizens evidently cannot expect any help from the municipality. It has only a long-term solution to the problem: All old pipelines in the water supply network have to be replaced. This cannot be done in a day and it will take years to do the work. It is a desperate, frustrating situation. It looks like 26 per cent of people in Mumbai who drink tap water can get water-borne diseases. And cholera, a deadly disease, is infectious and the possibility of an epidemic breaking out cannot be ruled out.

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the oil-rich West Asia. It is also an economic and strategic necessity of the US ‘military-industrial complex’ to promote the concept and practice of a global war on terrorism, as it promote social solidarity. Galloping inflation and burgeoning unem- comes handy to interfere with the regimes in ployment are inevitable consequences of the the third world and provides a strong stimupolicy of “reforms” set in motion two decades lus to the US economy, particularly after the ago. They have made the life of working peo- end of the cold war era. The Islamophobia ple increasingly intolerable. The ruling systematically generated by US-Israel comclasses have been the greatest beneficiaries of bine has its willing takers in the retrograde the dispensation of “reforms”. Their only Hindutva politics. The revival of majoritarian worry is that the bubble of unprecedented communalism poses a serious challenge to prosperity that they have enjoyed so far is the integrity of polity. This challenge has to somehow made to survive. To that end, they be met frontally and unambiguously. First would not mind sacrificing all policy space and foremost this requires that we as a counand tying the economic destiny of the coun- try disengage ourselves from the strategic obtry to the goals and requirements of the jective of US-Israel combine. global capital. They are not only blind to the misery of the masses; they are also blind to the burgeoning crisis that is engulfing the core of global capital. Adivasis too are getting alienated fast. It is true that they have borne disproportionate burden of the development process ever since independence. However, in the era of economic reforms, they are being dispossessed of their livelihood, their habitat and their very life on a scale which has had no parallel before. Consequently, there has been a strong reaction. In some places their discontent has taken the form of challenging the Indian State. This has provided an excuse to the ruling class to treat the discontent as “threat to national security” and use its armed might to eliminate the challenge. Neither the armed challenge to the Indian State nor the armed might of the ruling class conS.P. Shukla stitute the answer to the deep alienation of What is needed is a complete break with the Adivasis. What is needed is a decisive Simultaneously, creation of suitable avenues for absorption of surplus labour re- the policies of “reforms” and adoption of a break from the present path of growth purleased as a result of pooling of land will have new path of people-centric development . At sued by the ruling classes which has posed a to be organized. Such avenues can be created the core of such path will be a radical resolu- threat to the survival of Adivasis with dignity through co-operativising both the procure- tion of the question of land and peasantry. in their traditional habitat. Dalits continue to suffer atrocities, ment of inputs and processing of output. Restoration of peoples’ sovereignty over natClearly, this would require a fundamental ural resources will be the guiding principle. discrimination, insecurity and denial of redirection of the present mode of industrial- Enhancement of livelihoods , protection of access to life of dignity, despite the isation which is geared to global competitive- environment, assurance of a decent living Constitutional dispensation and various ness. Instead the new mode will be yoked to standard and a life with dignity for all will enabling laws and measures. The most backward sections of other backward classes productive use of released surplus labour. It constitute immediate imperatives. On the political side, there are four main too suffer exclusion and deprivation. It is will be part of a wider vision of social solidarconcerns of the people. They revolve around necessary to carve out a sub-regime of reserity. Closely related is the question of water, for- the central concern : The idea of India which vations for most backward classes. The poliest and mineral resources. Present policies inspired the long freedom struggle is under cies of reforms, however, are increasingly making measures such as reservations in have resulted in large scale displacement of serious threat. The latent or patent communalism prac- public sector jobs less and less meaningful. people dependent for their livelihood on Even so, the upwardly mobile sections forests, mineral bearing lands and rivers, ticed by the ruling classes has resulted in a ponds and coastal waters. The policies un- deep sense of insecurity and alienation spawned by the reforms are clamouring for abashedly promote such displacement, on among the Muslims. The last two decades ending reservations in government jobs as the one hand, and, on the other, encourage have witnessed steep deterioration in the well as in educational institutions. loot of such natural resources which belong communal situation. Political opportunism The writer is IAS (Retd), former Finance to people. The market is allowed to determine practised by the mainstream political parties the dynamics. Simultaneous initiatives will is certainly responsible. However, there is Secretary, Government of India, and former Member, Planning Commission; have to be taken in these areas to restore peo- other, more fundamental reason. US-Israel Chairman and Managing Trustee, ples’ sovereignty over these resources and combine has conveniently created and susCentre for Policy Analysis promote policies which will enhance liveli- tained the bogey of Islamic terrorism on a hood creation, conserve environment and global scale to mask its imperialist designs on  To be continued next Saturday

HAT is needed is a National Land Use Policy which is people-centric, scientific, environment friendly, livelihood enhancing. Enough data and analyses are already available which should make it possible to delineate such a policy for different agro-climatic zones in the country. We need to set up a high level Commission whose task will be to lay down such policy norms. The whole question of land acquisition will fall in its place, once such norms are set and appropriate policies are adopted on land use. One pre-condition for the success of such an approach is that there must be an immediate moratorium on transfer of agricultural land to non-agricultural purposes either through the mechanism of land acquisition law or through the market process. Simultaneously equitable redistribution of land must be brought back on the political agenda, particularly in regions where large scale absentee landlordism prevails under one pretext or the other and where huge land holdings are owned by the corporates for plantation or similar purposes. But redistribution though necessary is not enough. It is essential to find an institutional solution to the problem of fragmentation of landholdings which was always there but which has now acquired a crisis proportion. Pooling of land is the only lasting solution. A massive mobilization in favour of cooperative farming is necessary.

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E fool ourselves thinking we are a democracy! Just because we have elections every four or five years, just because we fill Parliament with elected representatives we feel we are a democracy. But we are not, because in a democracy, elected Parliament and the Courts are well balanced. In our country there is no balance at all. We have a constitution; we have laws, sluggish, slow and sleeping! We have elections on time, but justice in courts takes a decade or two. Which mean the only law of this land is the law of might. Numbers win: Majority opinion whether it is right or wrong takes precedence over whether the opinion is based on truth. There is no attempt whatsoever to rectify this imbalance because the wily politician knows if there are more courtrooms, and more judges, then the law is strengthened and his power diminishes. In our country this imbalance has been carried out so subtly that when we hear that a case takes

We Are Not A Democracy..!

have nothing to fear till the judgement day. What happens before the judgement? Witnesses are bought. Many turn hostile. Quite twenty years to be settled we think mistak- a few die and finally in frustration, even if we enly we have too many cases in our country. have right on our side we move towards a Wrong. It is not too many cases but too ‘compromise’ or an ‘out of court settlement’ which is generally a victory of the one with few judges. We do not need Anna Hazares trying to go more muscle! I was listening to a friend of mine telling on fasts to weed out corruption, we need me yesterday of how a real estate broker, broke in and occupied his empty house in the suburbs. “After the fifth year Bob,” he told me, “I realized I would win the case after my death, Robert Clements so I paid him twenty lakhs to get out!” It was a sad story but the story of thouyou and me insisting that the party which comes to power next starts seeing to it that sands in our country. Let the new government promise us more thousands and thousands of courts come into being. As soon as this happens corrup- courts. Let that be part of their manifesto. tion will start disappearing as cases will be Just as the press took many years to become resolved immediately and people will be a free press in India, we need to free the Law afraid to break the law, especially politicians. and our Constitution. Till then we are fools to call ourselves a Today the rich and powerful are not afraid to break the law, because they know they democracy..! — bobsbanter@gmail.com

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Dirty politicking follows Bodh Gaya blasts! THE terror attack on the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya town of Bihar has uncovered the lack of security arrangements at holy places in India. That the blasts took place in spite of security alerts to the state government, highlights how serious our government is towards the common man’s security. Had they acted on the warnings, the blasts could have been forestalled. It is disgraceful that the temple of Lord Buddha, who spread the message of peace all over the world, was attacked by terrorists. The responsibility of shielding the temple lies with the state government that failed, desolately, to check it. The issue is serious and the Centre and state governments should take steps so that such incidents are not repeated. Following the blasts, politicians were at it again—indulging in blame game and playing politics over the attack to gain obvious political mileage with an eye on the 2014 elections. — K.V. Raman, Malad







They’re not feathered pests... ‘BIRD-BRAINED logic’ (ADC, July 8), reveals a very awkward and ridiculous initiative in the felling of trees in the Aarey milk colony by the poultry authority. Their view that these trees facilitate the nesting of crows and other migratory birds and thereby spread the avian virus has not yet been scientifi-

ALL Congressmen, including the Prime Minister and the Party chief, have strongly condemned the recent bomb blasts at the Bodh Gaya temple. The main question, therefore, that begs for an answer is: “Apart from issuing strong denunciation of the terrorist act and reiteration of their firm resolve of not tolerating any such attacks in future, what option have they got? Is the ‘secular’ UPA II govt, going to order air strikes by the IAF against the terrorist camps in the PoK, the nerve centre of all the extremists’ attacks on India?” — Jorhat Singh, Kandivli







IT is not at all surprising to know that the origin of the terror tweets in the Bodh Gaya bomb blasts case was traced to Pakistan. That the theocratic nation is the nerve centre of worldwide state-sponsored terrorism, heavily funded by the petro-dollar rich Gulfbased Muslim countries, is an established fact. The entire international community is well immediately known doctors to whom I feel particularly indebted to oncologist Dr. Vijay Haribhakti (featured in your edition of June 3) who treated my wife for cancer some years ago, Dr (Ms.) Motashaw, Dr, (Gynaec) Mrs. Jahagirdar, late Dr. Tibrewala (Dhvannantoryawardee), late Dr. Praful Patel (eye specialist), late Dr. Dharadhar (Dental Surgeon), late Dr. M.V. Mantri (Dental Surgeon). I also fondly recall the memories of paediatrician, late Dr. N.D. Kanchan who treated my wife in her childhood and later on our own children. Indeed, they have particularly etched in our hearts, rather many a heart in our area with indelible ink! Incidentally and secondarily, I also pay my humble tributes to the doctors and surgeons of the Army Command Hospital at INHS Asvini at Colaba. — Purna Chakravorty, Mumbai

THERE’S A LIMIT: The milk colony, which is the green lung of our metro, will be destroyed if the poultry authority does not stop rampant felling of trees in the area.

No foreign coaches, please

IT is not advisable to take up a coaching assignment in India by foreign coaches in any discipline. They all had bitter experiences only cally proved. Until and unless there in the past one decade or so. Reis evidence that these trees are har- cently, Michael Nobbs was sacked bouring these ‘feathered pests’, they as coach of the hockey team and he should be saved with immediate ef- is the fourth foreign coach to be fect. More than 300 trees are natu- axed in recent years. As the coach of rally uprooted with the onset of the Indian hockey was sacked as the monsoon. If this initiative by the au- team performed badly and IHF thorities continues, the green lung could not take the debacle lightly. of Mumbai will cease to exist in One can take the horse to the water no time. The BMC should arrange to but it is up to the horse to drink engage horticulturists, water from the pond. The coach can botanists and ornithologists to dis- give guidance to the players to play cuss the issue immediately, or this according to a plan but when the will end up being seriously detri- players failed to execute the plan in mental to the safety of this the field of play, the coach need not be sacked for no mistake of his. But city against the fury of nature. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai Indian sports bodies could not face defeat and the target, thus, is the team coach.

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— Calicut Krishnan Ramani, Mumbai

ON Doctor’s Day (celebrated in India on the July 1). which is just past, I wish to pay my humble tributes to the doctor’s fraternity the YOU know you are from Mumbai world over! I would call to mind my when...

This is aamchi Mumbai!

tors like Hrithik, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh etc. are known to put their lives in danger doing dangerous scene and often getting injured during shoots. Film makers should use camera tricks and technology in dangerous action scenes whenever there is a dangerous action scene to be shot rather than risking actors big or small. Wishing Hrithik recovers soon from his surgery. — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon

Disgusting war of words

LACKADAISICAL APPROACH: Had the Bihar government acted on the security alerts immediately, the blasts would never have taken place in this holy town. aware of this situation; with the United States of America being the sole notable exception. The western super power still believes in the sincerity of the Islamic country in fighting terrorism. Hence it continues to heavily arm Pakistan with shiploads of sophisticated lethal weapons. Meanwhile, I would like to also

point out that unnecessary fuss is being created over the naming of the Eastern Freeway in Mumbai. The only name that the “secular” Cong-NCP govt will readily agree and promptly implement is: Rajiv Gandhi Freeway. MNS, Shiv Sena or the RPI will have no option but to keep quite.

IN recent years, I have become totally fed up with the war of words frequently breaking out between the Congress and the BJP. Be it a social, economic, international, terrorism, religion, legal, scams, riots, natural calamities and what not. The columns of newspapers and screen space of the electronic media, gets occupied with the acrimonious spat among the “secular” and the “communal” elements (politicos). I seriously wish that there should now be a mid-term poll for the Lok Sabha wherein either the UPA 2 or the NDA, suffers a rout. It is the only way this drab and nauseating phenomenon will end. — Vineet Phadtare, Borivali

PM’s wrong priorities

PEOPLE facing sky-rocketing prices of the vegetables all across the nation since the past more than three months are shocked to note that  You say ‘Town’, and expect every- a blood clot during shoot LETTER OF their Economist Prime Minister has one to know that it means south of last month doing one of THE DAY invited the nation’s big and small inChurchgate dustrialists to solve the problem of his trademark stunts.  You run to catch the 4th seat in a Movies may be fun watching on low GDP. Why is he more interested train screen but a lot of efforts & acci- in raising the industrial growth than  Your door has more than two dents happen during their making in reducing the prices of the most locks as producers & directors push ac- essential commodity--vegetables- The most frequently used part of tors & stuntmen to do daring scenes needed daily? — Hansraj Bhatt, Mumbai your car is the horn so that they look real on screen. Ac You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression  You call an 8’x10’ clustered room, a hall  You think of Chowpatty and Juhu beaches as ‘nature’ I WELCOME the decision of the  You take fashion seriously Maharashtra government to sell  You have 14 different menus of vegetables to common people on ‘Free Home Deliveries’ next to your ‘no profit, no loss’ basis as the telephone rising prices have reached the  You take a taxi to get to your saturating point and people are health club to exercise — Altaf H. Ladiwala, Bandra already struggling for survival. It is glad to read that the govt has at last realised the problems of the people due to rising vegetable IT is indeed a sorry state of affairs in prices and is forced to take Jammu and Kashmir. Youth do not strong action to make sure that have jobs or education. Instead, the supply is adequate and the they resort to protests and try to retailers should not loot the aam show their strength in a wrong aadmi. It has been observed that SAVIOUR: The Maharashtra govt. has manner. In the past, we have seen govt has failed to control the riscome to the rescue of the already students and other youngsters ing prices of vegetables and has burdened aam aadmi by arranging to throwing stones at Army and the been blaming drought condisell vegetables at controlled, affordable local police under some pretext. Intions in the state which is nothrates. stead of wasting their talent by ing but bogus and rubbish as throwing stones at the security they should have taken the acforces they should take part in tion at an earlier stage by making hike the prices at will because they are there only to make profsports activities and hone their arrangement for support/ relief its and nothing else is of concern skills thereby. This will enable them to struggling farmers so that the to them. This year the monsoon in bringing a gold medal for the middleman and transporters do has been good so far and the country in games outside and in not take undue advantage. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai yield of vegetables in the fields India. It is time to bring peace in the has not been adversely affected, valley so that tourists will resume    yet our retailers are quoting visiting this hotspot without fear of prices of most of the vegetables being killed in encounters or being THE government’s initiative in the range of Rs.60 to Rs.80 per abducted by the terrorists for ranto sell vegetables at 30 per cent kg. It is good that the governsom or for some political favours. — Subbu Cee Kay, Vashi cheaper rates than the market ment is paying for the transprice through 10 of its newly set portation charges from the up outlets all over the city is Agricultural Produce Market laudable and the housewives are Committee at Vashi. This is an IT is nice to learn that the brain suralready making a beeline to these excellent move and the governgery on Hrithik Roshan has been outlets. This is the only way to ment should continue this on a successful & the actor is on the path see that the households are not permanent basis for the benefit to recovery. Hrithik is one of India’s fleeced by the retailers who alof the aam aadmi. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane finest actors & it is really unfortuways create artificial scarcity and nate that the action hero sustained — Arun Malankar, Santa Cruz

State govt. has done well

Making J&K a tourist spot

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PTI

Modi kicks up political storm over 2002 riots

RAMADAN FESTIVITIES… Vendors selling dry fruits at the Jama Masjid in New Delhi. (Right) Children offer namaz at Khwaja Ismail Chisti Dargah on the first Friday of holy month of Ramadan in Mirzapur on Friday.

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HMEDABAD: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday kicked up a political storm by saying he had done “absolutely the right thing” during the 2002 riots and describing himself as a “Hindu nationalist”. Modi came under sharp attack from the Congress, Samajwadi Party, CPI(M), CPI and JD(U) for his remarks in an interview to Reuters during which he said he had not done anything wrong with regard to the riots. An SIT set up by the Supreme Court had given him a “thoroughly clean chit”, he said. The Gujarat strongman’s comment, when asked if he regretted the riots, that even if a “puppy comes under the wheel” of a car, one felt sad, drew particularly sharp condemnation with SP accusing him of comparing Muslims to dogs. Congress and SP demanded immediate apology to the nation from him, says a PTI report. Slamming Modi, Congress

said the remarks reflected his ‘perverse mindset’ and were “totally against the idea of India”. “Thousands of people lost their lives in the 2002 riots and in this backdrop the anology used by Narendra Modi needs to be strongly condemned. There is no place for such a comparison in civilised India,” said Ajay Maken, AICC Communications Department head, in a reference to the ‘puppy’ remark. Samajwadi Party spokesman Kamal Farooqui said, “It is a very sad, very humiliating and very disturbing statement... What does he (Modi) think, that Muslims are worse than even puppies? He does not have a heart for them. He should feel sorry... He should apologise,” Farooqui said. “He (Modi) should be ashamed for using such a language,” the SP leader said, adding, “the earlier he apologises, the better it will be. Oth-

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi erwise, there will be dangerous consequences.” Congress leader and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Modi was “gradually becoming his own worst enemy”. He said if Modi feels he is “misinterpreted”, he should talk less. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman defended Modi,

saying his comments had been ‘misinterpreted’ completely, resulting in a “controversy where it does not exist”. In the rare interview, Modi was asked if it was frustrating when many people define him by 2002. He responded by saying that he would feel guilty if he had done something wrong. “Frustration comes when you think ‘I got caught. I was stealing and I got caught.’ That’s not my case.” To a question whether he had done the right thing in 2002, he said, “Absolutely. However much brainpower the Supreme Being has given us, however much experience I’ve got, and whatever I had available in that situation and this is what the SIT had investigated.” Asked if he regretted what had happened, Modi said the Supreme Court had created a Special Investigating Team which in its report had given him a “thoroughly clean chit, a thoroughly clean chit”.

‘I am a Hindu nationalist, born Hindu’

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ujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has described himself as a “Hindu nationalist” because he was a born Hindu. “I am nationalist. I’m patriotic. Nothing is wrong. I am born Hindu. Nothing is wrong. So I’m a Hindu nationalist. So yes, you can say I’m a Hindu nationalist because I’m a born Hindu,” he told Reuters. The Gujarat strongman was asked as to who was the “real Modi” — Hindu nationalist or a pro-business Chief Minister? “As far as progressive, development, workaholic, whatever they say, this is what they are saying. So there’s no contradiction between the two. It’s one and the same image,” he said.

Sena backs Modi for ‘Hindu’ remark

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hiv Sena on Friday came out in strong support of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying it believes that the nation’s leadership should be in the hands of a Hindutva leader. “We welcome Modi’s stand. It was our strong belief from the time of Balasaheb Thackarey that the nation’s leadership should be in the hands of a Hindutva leader. Modi’s stand will benefit NDA,” party spokesperson Sanjay Raut, MP, said.

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EW DELHI: Notwithstanding China’s sensitivities, Vietnam on Friday pitched for India’s greater presence in South East Asia politically and economically. Welcoming India’s commitment and engagement with ASEAN, Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said “we all want to see more of India’s presence in Southeast Asia, not only politically, but also economi-

cally.” “India”, he said, “has a formidable presence in the Indo-Pacific by virtue of its size, its economy and its willingess to assume a greater role on the world stage”. Addressing a gathering at leading think-tank Indian Council of World Affairs, Binh Minh referred to territorial disputes between China and a number of countries straddling South China Sea and East China Sea and stressed

on freedom of navigation in the area which Beijing views as its own backyard, reports PTI. Binh Minh welcomed India’s stand opposing use of force to settle territorial disputes in the region and said East China sea, with its natural resources like oil and fisheries, is of “utmost importance” to “global commons” as is the sovereignty of countries in the region. With a more active India in

cooperation with ASEAN, “we can dream of a vast Indo-Pacific with strong linkages, efficient connectivity and after all, with shared prosperity and peace”, he said. He said India’s ‘Look East’ policy has played a constructive role in ASEAN though security initiatives and economic cooperation and expressed the desire to work closely with it in tapping potentials between ASEAN and India.

BOMBAY BHELPURI, DELHI CHAAT ANYBODY? A vendor walks along a road near India Gate during rains, in New Delhi, on Friday.


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Let’s dance

was all very joyful at the Arts in Motion presentation of IT Dance with Joy ’13 at St. Andrew’s

auditorium. Dancing their way into your heart were the Dharavi Girls, part of the Sneha Foundation, who performed at this annual dance extravaganza spearheaded by Aanchal Gupta. Enjoying the show were Salome Roy Kapur, Varuna Jani, Kamlesh Hemdev, Rajesh Khera, Amy Billimoria, Kavitta Verma, Tanya Mallik, Vivek Mishra and Taufiq Qureshi.

NISHA KOTHARI

Flair in the air

SALOME ROY KAPUR & AANCHAL GUPTA MUGDHA GODSE, ANCHAL KUMAR & CANDICE PINTO

The right fit

Wedding wows

and fit was Ayushmann Khurrana who unveiled FUNNY the cover of Men’s Health. Yes, the ‘sperm

Mumbai models were missing in action here, but then they were living OUR it up at the wedding of their model pal Anchal

donor’ actor was there at the Orchid, revealing the stunning cover shoot for India’s largest selling men’s lifestyle magazine’s July issue, complete with gymhoned chest and toned physique. You heard that this is no photoshop, but that he does have six-pack abs. And you also learnt that he makes his debut as a columnist with the monthly ‘Ask Ayushmann Anything.’

Kumar with Anupam Mittal of shaadi.com fame. The action was at Fairmont Jaipur with four days of festivities that included a sit-down dinner, mehendi ceremony, pool party, engagement party, sangeet and the grand wedding night. Family and friends were all there including Manish Malhotra, Wendell Rodricks, Rocky S and all those assorted models. SONI GUPTA & KAVITTA VERMA

FASHION

passion washed over you at the Tassel Fashion & Lifestyle Awards 2013 in collaboration with Gitanjali Jewels at St. Andrew’s auditorium. Pria Kataria Puri, Rajat Tangri, Swapnil Shinde and Megan Ryley judged the INIFD Andheri students. On the ramp were Nisha Kothari and Shefali Zariwala as also Neha Hinge and Tarun Virwani who were promoting their film ‘Luv U Soniyo.’ And Remo Fernandes and Shibani Kashyap on song added to the action.

Marcellus Baptista

SHRIYA SEKHSARIA & POOJA BATRA

More than one

wafted in the air as Leadstart Publishing and Crossword hosted the launch of ‘One’ written WORDS by Shriya Sekhsaria. Seen at the Kemps Corner bookstore were

renowned singer and music director Vishal Dadlani, actor and film producer Gulshan Gover, former Miss India and actor Pooja Batra and soulful singer Akriti Kakkar who all shared their views on sustenance and that they were privileged to see the budding youngster step out into the literary world. AYUSHMANN KHURANNA

AKRITI KAKKAR

MEGAN RYLEY


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POLICE DIAL 100

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 Inspector Surjan Singh Sekhawat is put on the case of film actor Armaan Kapoor who has driven his car off the embankment and subsequently drowned in the sea. The circumstances surrounding the car accident do not fit with suicide, nor is there any evidence of foul play. Meanwhile, Surjan’s wife Roshni is grappling with her grief over the death of the couple’s young son, Karan. To avoid his difficult home life, Surjan focuses on solving Armaan’s mysterious death. He begins investigating in the nearby red-light district and meets Rosie, an alluring prostitute, who may hold the answer to the mystery. Max, 9 p.m.  Raj and Priya are newly married. Priya is heavy with children, but due to unexpected circumstances, she loses her child and is unable to conceive again. Enter Madhoo, a prostitute who is willing to become surrogate mother for the couple. Their relationship becomes entangled with love triangle when Madhoo falls in love with Raj. Filmy, 9 p.m.

OYE LUCKY! LUCKY OYE

 Inspired by the incredible true story of Lucky Singh, an extremely charismatic and fearless confidence man and thief who socialized with the rich, famous and influential of Delhi society and then proceeded to rob them blind. He was the bête noire of the police and had stolen millions by the time he was caught. A modern day Robin Hood with a twist, he robbed both the rich and the poor without prejudice. Nothing was too big nor was anything too insignificant to escape his attention. The film opens with his trial and charts his rise from the projects of crime ridden suburban Delhi to the very heart of the corridors of power. Along the way he makes lifelong friends, falls in love an manages to outwit the entire law and order machinery. B4U, 9 p.m .  In a dystopian future, the totalitarian nation of Panem is divided between 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal retribution for a past rebellion, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors while the citizens of Panem are required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers

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to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. HBO, 9 p.m.

IRON MAN

 Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Pix, 9 p.m.

COLD CREEK MANOR

 Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their dream house soon becomes a living nightmare when the previous owner (Dorff) shows up, and a series of terrifying incidents lead them on a spine-tingling search for clues to the estate’s dark and lurid past. Zee Studio, 9 p.m .

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JACK REACHER Rs. 599/Cast: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

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HE thoughts that come to mind while watching Bhaag Milkha Bhaag are unconnected to the film. India is so short of heroes—sports heroes in particular—that Milkha Singh who won his medals (no Olympic gold, alas) over half a century ago, can be the subject of a grand biopic. Imagine if China or Russia started making biopics of their star atheletes, the world would be swamped by similar-looking films. There is something common on all strive-to-win films—the protagonist’s dedication, superhuman will and so on. That by itself is not all that interesting to watch, so Milkha has to be given a dramatic back story, which involves the Partition. Sadly, so many years (and several Partition carnage films) later, there’s not much juice to be extracted there. But to link this to Milkha Singh’s loss at the 1960 Rome Olympics, is stretching it a bit too much. Not to undermine Milkha Singh’s achievements, especially when sports heroes (barring cricket stars) are not exactly lionised in the country, but his success had no long-lasting impact in Indian sports; the state of athletics is still pathetic, and India’s medal tally still shockingly low. Still, it is commendable that after all these years, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra chose to honour an almostforgotten hero, even if that means

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him. Mehra uses flashbacks within flashbacks as Milkha’s first coach (Pavan Malhotra) narrates his story to the delegation sent to bring the recalcitrant hero from Chandigarh to Delhi. The actor playing a young Milkha is bright, and Divya Dutta as Milkha Singh’s sister a scene stealer, but it is Farhan Akhtar who is outstanding, training body and mind to become the character, moving easily from innocently charming lad (the way he woos village belle with buckets of water) to runner whipping himself to win. If India’s sports establishment was so caring and the athletes so driven, the medal tally in the international arena would have Deepa Gahlot been much higher. Perhaps this film serves a kick in the shin to wake up Breeds being the objects of his af- everybody who needs to be inspired fection). So overdone is the film, to chase excellence. As entertainthat you agree with the saying about ment it is wanting in many areas, it’s inordinate running time being the truth being stranger than fiction. After all the suffering borne while least of its problems. A more ruthtraining, and the truly excruciating less editing and excising the forced scene of Milkha Singh running with song-and-dance numbers might legs wounded, the bandages unrav- have helped. Finally, you emerge from the elling in slow motion, Mehra keeps going back to his Partition time moviehall with Binod Pradhan’s cintrauma, which brings the films ematography and Farhan Akhtar’s weak conflict over Milkha refusing matchless performance, that will to go to Pakistan and Pandit Nehru give many a star a run at the awards (Dalip Tahil) himself persuading next year. piling on the melodrama sky high, and meandering over episodes that had no real bearing on his life. Not to mention the tepid romances (Sonam Kapoor and Rebecca

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Apocalypse averted again Pacific Rim

Director: Guillermo del Toro Cast: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins Jr. and others Rating: 

HE film is based on One Shot the ninth book of British author Lee Child. Jack Reacher is an amazing crime-thriller with stunning action sequences, but the best scene that should send a chill down your spine is the opening scene of a sniper on an elevated parking lot taking aim at innocent bystanders across a riverbank. Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher, a US Army military investigator who is called into Pittsburgh to look at a serial killing by a former Army sniper James Barr (Joseph Sikora). Barr is accused of killing five innocent people outside a park in downtown Pittsburgh. While the police interrogate Barr to find out the truth, Barr writes down three words on a sheet of paper...‘Get Jack Reacher’. Reacher, who knows Barr’s history, makes contact with lead detective (David Oyelowo) and District Attorney Rodin (Richard Jenkins) to help put Barr behind bars. But Reacher is prevented from working on his own and finding the truth by the suspect’s defence lawyer Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike) who isn’t convinced her client is guilty. She hires Jack to check the forensics, despite her District Attorney father’s warning to her that the case

will mess her career. Reacher agrees to help Helen on the condition that she agrees to meet with the families of the victims who perished in the shootout and get more details. Reacher takes on the job, amid danger to his life. He becomes the target of many small time gang lords. The action sequences between him and the gangsters are something to watch out for. While gathering evidence, Reacher stumbles onto criminal mastermind ‘The Zec’ (Werner Herzog) and his sharp-shooting henchman (Jai Courtney). Put the puzzle on the murders together alongside Reacher who gives you the clues. Cruise gives an impressive performance and his swift moves and fighting skills are a treat to watch. Bonus features include a short show reel on the making of the movie. — Verus Ferreira

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OLLYWOOD’S obsession with end-of-the-world scenarios continues, along with its search for heroes who will save humankind in the nick of time. Obviously there are audiences left for this kind of film so studios keep churning them out. Even a filmmaker like Guillermo del Toro could not resist the temptation to make a big 3D blockbuster, and he is probably the reason why many who are fed-up of big, splashy CGI movies might attemptPacific Rim, to see what the Pan’s Labyrinth director can bring to the table. At a time close enough from the present to cause nightmares, the the Kaiju— angry, ugly, reptilian monsters— rose from the sea and

totalled several cities. They were halted by gigantic manned robots called Jaegers. But they come back and so it’s a big, noisy humans vs critters battle, which progresses exactly as you’d expect it to. It’s meant to provide enough bang for the moviegoer’s buck, and that it does. Each Jaeger is controlled from inside its massive metal body, by two humans and in an early battle, Raleigh (Charlie Hunnam) lost his brother Yancy. A few years later, Raleigh is asked by Pan Pacific Defense Corps commander Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), to return to his old Jaeger, Gipsy Danger, with a new co-pilot, Mako Mori (Rinko

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Redvpt directives aim to ensure transparency

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EXPERT SPEAK Gajanan Khergamker

is a media-legal consultant on Housing, Intellectual Property, Medico-legal, RTI and Consumer Law issues

REDEVELOP OR BE DOOMED IT is but inevitable! For the city to progress, it had to embrace redevelopment in a comprehensive way. It’s only change that’s constant in a city’s growth. According to the New Bye-laws of Cooperative Housing Societies, a structural audit is to be conducted by architects on the panel of the municipal corporation for societies situated in municipal limits. In other cases, structural audit have to be carried out by government-approved architects. For buildings between 15 years and 30 years of age, a structural audit has to be done once in five years whereas for buildings above 30 years old, a structural audit has to be done once in three years. With most of the residential structures in the Western suburb being old and needing regular audits and repairs at fixed intervals, it makes best sense to opt for redevelopment and procure a new structure that won’t need major repairs for a long time to come. Also, older buildings were designed with archaic construction norms and hence unable to tackle new climatic situations in contrast to new buildings which are constructed on the basis of state-of-the-art models capable of withstands harsh geographic conditions. In contrast to old buildings where members have to pool in funds to undertake major repairs off and on, members opting for redevelopment, not just get benefits in terms of money but also get additional area for their existing homes at no extra cost. Where structural stability is concerned, the steel inside concrete beams and columns start corroding after 15-20 years. The corroded steel simply cannot be treated in repairs and needs to be replaced. In case of redevelopment, as the buildings are new, such issues just do not arise. In the case of redevelopment, society members not just get a brand new building; they also get monetary benefits and top-up areas to their flats that would otherwise have cost a fortune. The advantages accrued include brand new flats that are free of cost thus indirectly fetching an earning for members. Popular fears of being left homeless during the period are tackled by the inherent provision of alternative accommodation during the course of construction after the demolition of the buildings. Needless to say, the new structures will all be earthquake resistant and designed to take care of additional wind load too. In order to provide the green patch so essential to homes today, a lot of redeveloped structures opt for landscaping in order to meet requirement of a myriad range of residents. The landscaping may include a children park, jogging tracks and silent zones for the elderly. The effort will be to improve the living standards of members. In keeping with neoteric demands, a club, a sports room, swimming pool and other recreational facility could be provided to the residents in the redeveloped project. To meet the new changes in demands, the brand new structures will be tailor-made to suit the modern living. New buildings will be created with state-of-the-art looks that indirectly boost the realty prospects. As opposed to crammed entrances littered with illicit shops and thelas that may have accumulated over the years, new redeveloped structures will be constructed with beautiful lush entrances. Queries may be mailed to gajanan@draftcraft.in

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edevelopment has two sides to it. With every benefit, as is the case, there’s an associated ill. For one, the issue of redevelopment, however enticing, is closely accompanied with rancor and acrimony directed usually towards the Managing Committee members who are perceived as enjoying ‘special favours,’ with the developer in question. Also, in the absence of a crystal-clear lottery system in processes or equalitarian benefit distribution, there’s the certainty of chaos. So, in order to ensure transparency among cooperative housing societies undertaking redevelopment projects, the Maharashtra Cooperative Department, with a view to ensure transparency in societies seeking to undertake redevelopment projects, issued guidelines for societies to follow under section 79 (A) of the Maharashtra Cooperatives Act 1960. These issued by a committee comprising the co-operatives commissioner and CIDCO chairman. Among the features, the most important being that a redevelopment scheme would be approved by the general body only if three-fourths of the society members were present at the meeting. The Registrar will need to attend a general body meeting which will approve the bid of the successful bidder in a proceeding which will have to be video-recorded. Also, once the agreement is accepted in terms of area and corpus fund, it cannot be revised. A bank guarantee to the tune of 20 per cent of the total project cost will have to be provided by the successful bidder to demonstrate his financial strength and proof that he will not abandon the project midway. In respect of most of the Co-operative Housing Societies, the nature of complaints relating to redevelopment that the Maharashtra Cooperatives Department included:

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Redevelopment has two sides to it. With every benefit, as is the case, there’s an associated ill.

expressed the opinion that it is essential to frame regulations for redevelopment of buildings of Co-operative Housing Societies after consultation with all the constituents in the field of Co-operative Housing. The government hence issued the directive under Section 79(A) of Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act, 1960. It was termed as ‘Directive for Redevelopment of Building of Co-operative Housing Society’. For one, not less than ¼ members of the Society the building of which is to be redeveloped should submit a requisition to Secretary on the Managing Committee 1. Resistance in taking members in con- elected as per provisions of Bye-Laws fidence in the process of redevelopment. and lawfully formed along with their 2. Absence of transparency during the scheme and suggestions for redevelopment of the Society’s building for contender process. 3. The arbitrary appointment of con- vening Special General Body Meeting to finalise the policy on redevelopment of tractors. 4.Violation of the provisions of Co-oper- the building. On receipt of an application, the ative Act, Rules and Bye-Laws. 5. Lack of order in the works of the Managing Committee should take a note thereof within 8 days and secretary of the Architect and Project Consultant. 6. Failure to plan the Redevelopment society should convene General Body Meeting of all the members of the socieProject Report. 7. Failure to adopt proper procedure in ty, Agenda of the Meeting should be furnished to each member 14 days prior to finalising tenders. 8. No similarity in agreements with the day of meeting and acknowledgement thereof should be kept on record of Developers. the society. Before convening the said meeting, So, in the absence of a concrete policy with regards to the above issues, Co- Society should obtain list of Architects / operation Commissioner and Registrar, Project Management Consultants on the Co-operative Societies,Maharashtra panel of Government / Local Authority State, Pune had appointed a Study Group and obtain quotations from minimum under the Chairmanship of Joint five experienced and expert persons for Registrar, Co-operative Societies preparing project report for redevelop(CIDCO) to study the complaints ment work of the building and one received at various levels and for consul- expert person from among them will tations with all constituents working in be selected in the Special General the relevant fields. The Study Group has Body Meeting.

At the said Special General Body Meeting: 1. A preliminary decision by taking into consideration demand of the members for redevelopment of society’s building and suggestions received in respect of the same should be taken. 2. Expert and experienced Architect / Project Management Consultant on the panel of the Government / Local Authority for work of redevelopment of the building should be finalised. Also, items of work to be done by them and terms and conditions of work too should be finalised. 3. An outline of the programme for redevelopment of the building should be submitted 3. Written suggestions from members relating to redevelopment of the building should be accepted. Members of the cooperative housing society will be entitled to submit in writing to the committee, eight days prior to the meeting their realistic scheme, suggestions and recommendations for redevelopment of the building in the name of experienced and expert Architect / Project Management Consultant known to them. However, that Architect / Project Management Consultant should submit a letter that he is desirous of doing work of redevelopment. 4. The quorum for the Special General Body Meeting convened for redevelopment of building of the Co-operative Housing Society will be ¾ of the total members of the society. If quorum is not formed, meeting will be adjourned for eight days and if there is no quorum for the adjourned meeting, it will be deemed that members are not interested in redevelopment of the building and meeting will be cancelled.

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SAMURAI SUDOKU 266 MUMBAI | SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013

Each Samurai Sudoku puzzle consists of 5 overlapping “classic” 9x9 Sudoku sub-puzzles. Each 9x9 sub-puzzle must be solved according to the rules of Sudoku: each row, column and 3x3 box must contain all digits from 1 to 9 therefore, digits cannot be repeated. Each Samurai Sudoku puzzle has one solution only.

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A normal set of dominoes — that is, one instance of every (unordered) pair of numbers from 0 to 6 — has been arranged irregularly into a rectangle; then the number in each square has been writen down and the dominoes themselves removed. Your task is to reconstruct the pattern by arranging the set of dominoes to match the provided array of numbers. Please note that each domino is a unique one and occurs only once in each puzzle.

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CODE WORDS 149

In each puzzle every letter of the alphabet has been replaced by a number; the same number represents the same letter throughout the puzzle. To start you off, we give you three letters and the numbers which have replaced them. When you’ve filled in these letters throughout the puzzle you’ll have enough clues to start guessing words and discovering other letters. To help you keep track, as you find a letter, slot it into the grid provided and cross it off the list. To help you keep track, as you find a letter, slot it into the grid provided and cross it off the list.

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HITORI 266

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SOLUTION TO DOMINOES 118 SOLUTION TO HITORI 118 265 Across: 1 Cactus, 2265 Asia, 6 Umbrella, 8 Leaf, 9 Basket, 12 Opener, 13 Pan, 14 Ball, 15 Eagle. Down: 1 Cage, 3 Mango, 4 Gloves, 5 Wallet, 7 Rose, 10 Sandals, 11 Tablets.

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SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S PICTURE CROSSWORD

ACROSS: 3 Jeans, 7 Pistol, 8 Toy, 9 Matchbox, 12 Magnet, 13 Watermelon, 15 Walnut. DOWN: 1 Racquet, 2 Headphone, 4 Sun, 5 Foot, 6 Plywood, 8 Tractor, 10 Highway, 11 Globe, 14 Robin.

SOLUTION TO CODE WORDS 148

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WORD PUZZLE 266

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ACROSS: 1 Lynx (6) 7 Portion of a mountain range (6) 13 Speech hesitations (3) 16 Glacial period (6) 17 Bony (6) 18 Animal house (3) 19 The first Indian American space woman (7,6) 21 Wyandot weapon (3) 22 Those women: Fr. (5) 23 Nav. readings (4) 24 A question of place (5) 26 Smidgen (3) 27 Put the bite on (3) 29 Compass pt. (3) 31 Perfect ten spinner Jim (5) 32 Thought (6) 35 Vinegar (5) 37 Occupied (4) 39 Variable (12) 44 Secretary's memoranda (5) 46 Nigerian tribesman (3) 47 Opposite of sings. (3) 48 ___ culpa (through my fault) (3) 49 Gingham for one (5) 50 Encyc. book (3) 52 Like part of a lung (5) 54 Intention (3) 55 Local mango (3) 58 Badminton stroke (3) 60 Surrender (5) 61 After the witching hour (12) 65 Weaver's reed, thread count (4) 66 Sun: prefix (5) 67 Old Testament judge (6) 69 Cloth worn around the neck (5) 72 _ ___ Mine : Beatles' tune (1,2) 74 Bulk food drawer (3) 75 Devotee: suffix (3) 78 Type of butter (5) 79 Ruler part (4) 81 Birdie __ __ little longer: Tennyson (5) 83 Suffix with "boy" or "girl" (3) 84 Indian PM from Nov. 90 to Mar. 91 (13) 88 Residence to a Cockney (3) 89 Text mistakes (6) 90 Like instantly (6) 91 French pronoun (3)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

92 Spread out for battle (6) 93 Open spaces in a forest (6)

DOWN: 1 Cycled (5) 2 Florida city (5) 3 Woodstock wear (11) 4 Cloak (4) 5 Andre of tennis (6) 6 Lacrosse team (3) 7 Moccasins, in short (4) 8 Cigar ends (5) 9 Perennial Presidential candidate (7) 10 Suture (3) 11 "Tutor" or "manor" ending (3) 12 Without a mistake (10) 13 Language spoken in Tashkent (5) 14 Filmic 007 (5) 15 Farmer (5) 20 Upward path (6) 25 Sentry's demand (4) 28 System file extension (3) 30 Mere indication (4) 33 Frost or Burns (4) 34 Seventh-century date (4) 36 ____ vous plait (3) 37 Open as a bottle (5) 38 Jonas E. Salk's target (5)

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ACRO STIX

40 Convex mouldings (5) 41 Ornamented, elaborated with additions (11) 42 Author ___ Donald Walsch (5) 43 Behind time; slow (5) 45 Abashed, sheepish (10) 51 Certain records (4) 53 Belgian-French river (4) 56 Be less than 100% (3) 57 Year of fourth voyage of Columbus (4) 59 "B" in BARC? (6) 62 ----w, pitch (4) 63 Supposed (7) 64 Three Mile Island, abbr. (3) 68 Illusory (6) 69 Descendant; shoot or twig (5) 70 Kramer (5) 71 Dull throbs (5) 73 Put an __ __ (terminate) (3,2) 76 Haryana for one, Punjab for another (5) 77 Poi roots (5) 80 Supercomputer pioneer Seymour (4) 82 One-horse carriage of India (4) 85 Otto's realm: abbr. (3) 86 Torn Paper artist (3) 87 Letters on some silver (3)

LAST WEEK’S WINNER

SAGAR CHEMBURKAR, 226/B, Chowkalshi Building, Topiwala Wadi, V.P. Road, Mumbai-400 004. Note: Please collect your letter from Afternoon Office.

Fit the letters each column into the boxes directly above them in order to form words. The order in which the letters are to be placed is to be decided by you. Each letter is to be used once. When completed you will find a quotation about the theme given.

Today’s Theme: QUEEN’S ENGLISH

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION: "I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son."

3 LETTER ACT ANT EAT ELF GIP LAW NAE RAG RAW SEN TWO YES 4 LETTER ACNE AEON AGES AMYL ANTE BATT BEAU CODE DEAR

ENOL GENE GOOD IBEX IDES INFO IOTA LEGS MATE MEEK NEAR NEBS NOBS OVEN PRAM ROAD ROCS SLIP TA-TA TOGA TUNE TWEE TYKE ULNA

TETRA VEX

UNIT UVEA WHAM

5 LETTER AT BAY COLIC CUFFS CYNIC DANCE DOUBT EDGER EKING HOO-HA LINUM METES NAVVY OFFAL OFTEN OMEGA RAITA SEVER SLEPT STENO

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UNDUE WINCH X-RAYS 6 LETTER FAR-OUT HAYING IBIDEM MASTIC RITUAL SEA-AIR 7 LETTER AT STAKE CHATEAU RIOT ACT RUSSIAN 8 LETTER INTAGLIO LEVITATE

TetraVex is a challenging brain teaser. The object of the game is to fill the grid with the tiles so that the patterns on the adjacent edges of each tile match, much like aligning domino tiles. The object of the game is to place all the tiles in the grid so that the figures on the adjacent edges of each tile match. You can place any tile anywhere in the grid, but you cannot place a tile in the grid if its edges do not match all of its neighbors. Find a digit that occurs only once on a given puzzle. You know that this digit must lie along the outer edge of the grid, since there are no other tiles that can match it. You can simplify solving by cutting out the nine squares and juggling them in the grid.


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TODAY’S FORECAST

JAGJIT UPPAL

WIZARD OF ID PARKER & HART

B.C. JOHNNY HART

BEAU PEEP THE ADVENTURES OF LEGIONNAIRE BEAU PEEP

FRED BASSET ALEX GRAHAM

PHANTOM LEE FALK

MODESTY BLAISE PETER O’DONNELL

MOON ITHI NAKSHATRA RASHI LUCKY COLOUR LUCKY NUMBER

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Leo 5th Ashadh Shuklapaksha Purvaphalguni Sinh[Leo]M.T. Variegated and Light Brown 3

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: A profitable period ahead. Work target is achieved after persistent efforts and struggle. You will increase your profits by bringing about certain radical changes in your work strategy. Students are advised to put in extra effort in order to make the grade. Home and personal relationships will cause anxiety. The married will go through periods of tension and occasional separation. Your health will be fine. BABIES BORN TODAY: Well built, attractive, independent, healthy and long-lived. Well educated, honest self-confident, influential and powerful. A career in administration, government or independent industry or business is best suited. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Your travel for work is favorable. An earlier project brings monetary rewards and praise. A major breakthrough in your work and career is foreseen. Apply your mind with complete attention to grab the opportunity that comes along. A busy schedule disturbs family life. You will get an opportunity to do things you enjoy. New situations could bring into your life a person that becomes a good friend.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Heavy expenses are likely. You have to seek loan or withdraw from your savings. You will overcome your problems. An important task you were supposed to do this afternoon will slip your mind leading to some kind of an emergency towards the evening. You will be torn between work responsibility and your promise for an evening meeting with your beloved. Help from the unexpected is likely.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Conditions are favorable to send in fresh business proposals or quotations today. You are bound to receive a good response. You are going to be at your creative best. If you work out your plans with this new approach success is bound to come your way. At meetings and gatherings you will be the centre of attraction. If you feel drawn to someone and you are single follow your heart.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Your plans for today get upset because of a late appointment. You may have to cancel a few activities planned for the day. Avoid meeting people who do not have anything good to say about anyone. There could also be a bit of a financial crunch, which will be overcome soon. You are expecting too much out of a relationship without making an effort. Some action or an element of surprise will spice things up.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You could be under heavy strain and feel helpless in such situations, knowing that these problems might have been inadvertently created by you. However, you are advised to take stock of everything and think calmly about a solution. Just relax matters will automatically resolve themselves. You may have got carried away and indulged in some mild flirting. Try to set the record straight with your friend before it’s too late.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): All business problems will be sorted out and cleared for steady progress. You will be able to accomplish all you desire limited only by your own aspirations. If you have been thinking of a new project now is the right time to begin when finance ceases to be a problem If you do any entertaining, make it entirely spontaneous. An initiative taken by you today may indicate a new alliance in the near future.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): You will feel quite relaxed and satisfied with your progress in business or career. Enjoy respite from a busy schedule rather than make plans for further growth. You are passing through a beneficial phase where good opportunities just fall into your lap and yield gains without pains. You are normally free and easy going with colleagues and associates that you know well. But do maintain a distance for safety sake.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You will find yourself making good progress in all that you plan for today. Family members will also be supportive and helpful. If you are thinking of buying property this is the right time to invest your money. You share a beautiful relationship with your mate or beloved. Take care that no outsider disturbs the harmony of your love affair.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): You will have peoplereactingfavorablytoyourabilityto takerisksinbusinessandevenconsider financing your new project. Whereas your overbearing attitude may put off some which should not deter you from your goal. Socially, you have a busy time when you will be meetingalotofpeople.Youwillberomanticallyinclined so do ignore someone who is really interestedinyou.Findoutwhyyouarescared of a commitment or being tied down.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Try to do one thing at a time to get best results. Consolidate recent gains and try to strengthen your position at work. Those waiting for news from overseas will get favorable response. Employment-seekers will get a temporary job offer, which should be accepted. You may now realize the futility of long-standing personal association. A parting of ways cannot be ruled out. Keep a check on your health.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): A hectic and tension filled day. Try to keep your expenses low. However do not resort to short cuts where your work or money is concerned. You just need to manage your work load more efficiently. Try to be cool with those around you especially in a troubled situation. You will be yearning for something different. You may want a short break to a nearby resort and get in tune with nature and your love life.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): The way you deal with people will help you to overcome delays and snags at work. This applies to personal relationships too. Balance your work activities and social obligations. Do not overdo things today for you could end up with a minor health problem. It is unfortunate that your mate or beloved may have lined up something special for you this evening and you will be in no mood for lighter moments.


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SUDOKU 1899

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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.

___ Chandra Chatterji : creator of Vande Mataram? (6) __ Francisco : the Golden Bridge city ? (3) "Hans" becomes a beau ! (4) Mild oath (4) Scattering seeds etc. for planting (6) Increases at an accelerating rate (9) ___ off: calm down (4) Printing measures (3) Thaws (5) A Room With __ (Forster novel) (5) Master of Business Administration, in short ? (3) Know the __ and outs of : know thoroughly (3) City on the Aire (5) Took long strides (5) Rep. of Korea (3) Breathe deeply (4) Features of a given region (9) Sea between Greece and Turkey (6) Dracula creator Stoker (4) An oven for firing ceramics (4) Septic discharge (3) Fruity smelling organic compounds (6)

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

Difficulty Level 

CRYPTOQUIP

3 4

5 6 7 12 14 18 19 20

Fundamental principles (6) John ____ : 1967 tennis champion from Australia (8) Locals or small bars (4) Small generator of electric current (7) Exhibitions or spectacles (5) Ms Dhupia of Bollywood (4) Summons up one's strength (7) On-Board Maintenance Sys. (3) ___ to : result in ? (4) Competes (4) Native (8) Shooting stars (7)

21 Founder of Servants of India Society in 1905 (7) 24 ___ sided : not balanced ? (3) 25 Uses one's little gray cells, in a way ?

(6) 26 Positions, standings or stations ? (5) 29 "Forrest __" (4) 30 What the Japanese spend ? (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD Across: 1 Tola, 4 Sprout, 8 Jam, 10 Egan, 13 Fountain, 14 Aldente, 15 Mitten, 17 Interpret, 21 Nov, 22 Oat, 23 Abu, 26 Great dane, 27 Upbeat, 28 Applied, 32 Exchange, 34 Ecru, 35 Eat, 36 Alleys, 37 Odds. Down: 1 Thea, 2 Load, 3 Daft, 5 Pundit, 6 Osa, 7 Toning, 9 Moe, 11 Glenn, 12 Negev, 15 Meta, 16 Tuba, 18 Tomb, 19 Port, 20 Rae, 23 Adele, 24 Under, 25 Eureka, 26 Galaxy, 28 Age, 29 Pean, 30 Iced, 31 Dubs, 33 Ccl.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1718 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

Today’s clue: W equals G

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

DOWN: 1 2

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

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Yesterday’s solution: Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh

Afternoon WORD MINE

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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: 08 average; 09 good; 11 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: amok, make, mask, monk, oaken, peak, poke, sake, sank, smoke, snake, sneak, soak, spank, speak, spoke, spoken, SPOKESMAN

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Had been best 2 months of cricket. Going back with 2 trophies.Thankyou everyone for your love and support. Shikhar Dhawan

Wonderful victory yesterday ..Flying home with Two trophys ,we r champions...... Jai hind. Ravindra Jadeja

Phew! What a win. Heroic once again by @msdhoni. Coming home with two trophies!!!! Suresh Raina

Extremely happy for being awarded man of the series for the first time. Thankyou everyone for your love and support. Had been best 2 months of cricket. Going back with 2 trophies. Great team effort. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

What a win!!What composure from the man!!!That was the perfect finish,to what's been a great 2 months. Ravichandran Ashwin

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is hugged by teammate Ishant Sharma after he hit a six to beat Sri Lanka by one wicket in the final match of the Tri-Nation series in Port-of-Spain. Dhoni was calculative and waited till the end before launching that one final assault which left the Lankans shell-shocked as the islanders had fancied their chances after Rangana Herath's four-wicket burst on a pitch that was not conducive for strokeplay. While Dhoni played the matchwinning knock, Rohit Sharma, who hit five fours and a six, top-scored for India with 58 off 89 balls. Raina contributed 32 off 27 balls. In pursuit of what seemed like a modest target, India lost Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli early to

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ORT OF SPAIN: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave ample proof of being a class finisher as he held his nerve to steer India to yet another title triumph with a nail-biting one-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the Tri-nation ODI series final here.

The Indians first bundled out Sri Lanka for 201 and then overcame some anxious moments before Dhoni (45 off 52 balls) took the team home with just two balls to spare in a dramatic title clash here. Needing 15 from the last over in their chase of 202, Dhoni, returning to the team after recuperating from a hamstring injury, smashed Shaminda Eranga for two sixes and a boundary in just four balls to finish off the game in style at the Queen's Park Oval. The result also meant that the Champions Trophy winners' recent run of success in the 50-over format continued. As the captain slammed Eranga over extra cover for the winning shot, the Indian crowd erupted in joy and the jubilant players ran down the pitch to flank the man of the moment, who remained unbeaten. Coming in at the fall of Suresh Raina's wicket with India in a spot of bother at 145 for five in the 35th over, Dhoni added important runs with the lower order and in the process hit five fours and two sixes.

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Eranga. Sharma found an ally in Dinesh Karthik with whom he added 50 runs for the third wicket before the wicketkeeper-batsman was dismissed for 23. Sharma then forged a 62-run stand in eight overs with Raina to consolidate India's position. Sensing the need to bid time in the middle, Sharma and Raina played sensible cricket before the Mumbaikar was done in by a Herath ball that kept low before hitting the stumps. This was Herath's second wicket, after he sent back Karthik who was caught by Mahela Jayawar-

dene at slip. After that Sri Lanka pulled things back by dismissing Sharma. Raina followed suit to leave the game evenly poised. Desperate to put India under more pressure, Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara appealed against Dhoni for what they felt was obstruction of field while running for a single. Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 201 all out in 48.5 overs [Kumar Sangakkara 71, Lahiru Thirimanne 46, Ravindra Jadeja 4/23] lost to India 203/9 in 49.4 overs [Rohit Sharma 58, MS Dhoni not out 45, Rangana Herath 4/20] by one wicket.

I am blessed with good cricketing sense: Dhoni

PORT OF SPAIN: He has made a habit of coming good when the chips are down and Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his excellent finishing skills have a lot to do with the good cricketing sense he is "blessed" with. Dhoni's 52ball 45 proved to be decisive as India lifted the ODI tri-nation series trophy after beating Sri Lanka by one wicket in a thrilling final. "I think I am blessed with a bit of good cricketing sense. I knew I could get 15 runs off the last over, I'm happy that it worked," said the beaming captain, who returned to the team after recuperating from the hamstring injury which kept him out for most part of the series. Dhoni said he preferred to use a heavy bat in the final over of the title clash against Sri Lanka as it was "perfect for slogging". Of the 45 unbeaten runs that Dhoni scored, 16 came in the last over during India's chase of 202. "I went with a heavy bat, the weight was perfect for slogging," the Man of the Match said at the presentation ceremony. After bowling out Sri Lanka for 201, India rode on Dhoni and Rohit Sharma's half century to chase down the target with two balls to spare at the Queen's Park Oval. "15 players have been very good on the field and that is a good sign," he added. "The opposition bowler (Shaminda Eranga) was not the most experienced in that last over unlike (Lasith) Malinga, so I thought I would take my chances." Dhoni and Virat Kohli, who led the team in three matches in Dhoni's absence, jointly accepted the winners trophy after the presenter had forgotten about it. Player of the series was Bhuvneshwar Kumar while Rohit Sharma was awarded the Most Trusted Player of the Series.

Dhoni is best finisher I have ever seen: Vengsarkar By S S Ramaswamy

just doesn't get flustered at any stage of the game," Vengsarkar told UMBAI: After guiding India to PTI during an interaction. He was referring to India's tria nail-biting victory over Sri Lanka in the tri-series final yester- umph in the tournament after losday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has ing their first two round robin again staked claim to the title of the matches against Lanka and hosts best-ever finisher in the history of West Indies in the earlier part of the tournament and Dhoni's matchODI cricket. Former captain and chairman of winning unbeaten knock which selectors Dilip Vengsarkar admits guided India home to victory by one that he has not witnessed a better wicket from a precarious situation finisher than the Jharkhand dasher. in the low-scoring tri-series final at "It was a great fight-back from the the Queen's Park Oval. The T20 format, which has gained young Indian brigade after losing initial games. Dhoni has a great tremendous popularity all over the temperament and, by far, he's the world has made players innovate best finisher I have ever seen. He much more than ever before. But

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Dhoni has shown his killer instinct much before it gained currency. Even before displaying his superb finishing skills in the T20 format, especially in the attention-grabbing Indian Premier League, 'Captain Cool' had shown what he is capable of in the slog phase of a run-chase in the 50-over games. Back in 2005, Dhoni, who was a new entrant in the Indian team had smashed an unbeaten 183 in just 145 balls batting at no. 3, his highest ODI score to date, with an incredible tally of 10 sixes and 15 fours and the Lankans had then too borne the brunt of his bludgeoning blade.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and R Vinay Kumar rejoice after India won the final against Sri Lanka by one wicket.


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IN BRIEF Akshan, Kalpita delight on way to semis

MUMBAI: Third seeded Akshan Shetty put up a fine allround show as he outplayed Gideon D’Souza 21-11, 21-15 to breeze into the boys under-15 singles semi-finals of the Li-NING-JVPGC Suburban District Badminton Championships, hosted by Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club here today. Joining him in the last four were top seeded Sai Dinesh Reddy, who made short work of Nabeel Khan 21-7, 21-7, Parthiv Chhabria a 2116, 21-9 winner over Jahan Asher and Devesh Dharmarajan, who gave Pranav Jain a severe thrashing winning 21-6, 21-7. Among the girls, Kalpita Sawant, top seeded in both the under-17 and under-15 singles, proved to be cut above the rest, while making the last four stage in

both the sections. Kalpita routed Resheel George 21-7, 21-9 in the under-17 and Janhav Jagtrap 21-13, 21-13 in the under-15 section. Simran Singhi outplayed Namita Shetty 21-5, 21-12 in the under-15 and Neda Memon 21-11, 21-7 in the under-13 girls singles group.

Yash rallies to down Rohit

MUMBAI: Bespectacled Sachin Bharati gave fancied Abhishek Parikh A tough time before the latter prevailed in the men’s singles prequarter-finals of the CCI-GMBA District badminton Championships, co-sponsored by Yonex and hosted by Cricket Club of India, here today. Abhishek was in his element right from the word and won the first game with ease. But Sachin fought back, as he levelled the tie by winning the second over extra points. However, Abhishek became a little more aggressive as Sachin trying to involve Abhishek in long rallies, lost steam to let Abhishek win at 21-11, 22-24, 2114. In another closely fought tie, Yash Salgaonkar rallied after losing the opening game to Rohit Athley to romp home at 22-24, 21-8, 21-14.

KAUSHIK CAN DO THE JOB IN OLTMANS’ COMPANY: SARDAR SPORTS

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EW DELHI: Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh is in favour of a foreign coach as Michael Nobbs's replacement, but said Olympian M K Kaushik too can live up to the job under High Performance Director, Roelant Oltmans' guidance. Welcoming Kaushik's appointment as a coach with the Indian men's hockey team, Sardar said the Olympian has the credentials to produce results but needs a foreign expert like Oltmans to constantly guide him. "India has good coaches, there is no doubt about it. Kaushik sir is a very good coach. He doesn't have to prove it to anyone. It was a good decision to bring him in. He can replace Michael Nobbs but he will need someone like Oltmans to If Kaushik takes up Nobbs position, guide him," Sardar told PTI. "But I feel a foreign coach has Oltmans will have to spent more better knowledge about the re- time with us", he said. "At end of the day the decision quirements of modern-day hockey.

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rests with Hockey India and they have already made it clear that a foreigner will be appointed as chief coach," he said. Legendary Australia coach Ric Charlesworth has recently said that Indian coaches are not good enough and the eight-time Olympic champions need a foreign expert to meet the requirements of modern hockey. India's High Performance Director and Dutch legend Oltmans is currently in charge of the team till next month's Asia Cup after Australian Nobbs' association with the country ended prematurely last week. Even though Nobbs' claimed that he resigned from the post because of his deteriorating health condition, Hockey India said his non-performance had a role to play in the Australian's unceremonious ouster. Sardar, however, said he was taken by surprise by Nobbs' sudden ouster.

Chance: Placervilles Glory, Glorious Reward

4. The S. N. Harish Memorial Trophy 1400 M 3.25 P.M. ANGALORE: There are nine 1. Adriphos 56 S. John races today and the 1st starts 2. Ancient Warrior 56 D. K. Ashish 3. Arabian Warrior 56 P. Trevor at 1.45 p.m. 4. Capitalize 56 Imran Chisty 5. Fancy Number 56 Vivek CARD AND SELECTIONS 6. Glorious Reward 56 S. Zervan 1. The Buck Passer Plate - 1100 M 7. Liege Lord 56 A. Sandesh 8. Machine Gun 56 A.Ashhad Asbar 1.45 P.M. 9. Racing Ahead 56 P. S. Chouhan 1. Accuracy 56 D.K. Ashish 10. Transformer 56 Rajesh Kumar M 2. Cardigan Bay 56 Suraj Narredu 11. Beauty Is Truth 54.5 D. 3. Jersey Heights 56 Vivek Gnaneshwar 4. Liquid Asset 56 Ashok Kumar A. 12. Colour Of Gold 54.5 M. 5. Smile Stone 56 S. Mallikarjun 6. Artic Attraction 54.5 P.S. Chouhan Noornabi 13. Cute Beast 54.5 Adarsh G. 7. Avari 54.5 Neeraj Rawal 14. Veritas 54.5 Neeraj Rawal 8. Bel Esprit 54.5 Vinod Shinde 9. Placervilles Glory 54.5 A. Sandesh Win: Glorious Reward; Veritas 10. Wind Surfer 54.5 Imran Chisty 5. The Nawab M.Arshad Ali Khan Win: Placervilles Glory; Artic Memorial Cup 1400 M 4.00 P.M. Attraction 1. Apparition 57 p. Trevor 2. Paras Mani 57 P. S. Chouhan 2. The R. M. Puttanna Memorial 3. Ace Badraan 55.5 S. Selvaraj Trophy - Div II 1400 M 2.15 P.M. 1. Spiritual Star 62.5 Suraj Narredu BANGALORE RACES TODAY 2. Living Legend 57.5 H.G. Rathod 4. Alejor 55.5 A.Ashhad Asbar 3. Savvy Concept 55.5 S. John 5. Ayrton 55.5 Imran Chisty 4. Bank On Me 53.5 Withdrawn 5. Midtown Delight 53.5 A.R.Pradeep 6. Noble And Nice 55.5 D. K. Ashish 7. Supreme Regime 55.5 Sreekanth 6. Supremacy 53.5 D. K. Ashish B. 7. Meghalaya 53 P. S. Chouhan 8. Wings Of Fortune 55.5 Rajesh 8. Bourbon Rock 52.5 Imran Chisty 9. Cheque Discounter 52.5 Rajesh N Kumar M 9. Keukenhof 54 Suraj Narredu 10. Supreme 50 S. Zervan 10. Lagoona 54 Vivek Win: Spiritual Star; Bourbon Rock 11. My Lakshmi 54 A. Sandesh 3.The Delhi Cup 1600 M. 2.50 P.M. Win: My Lakshmi; Paras Mani 1. Sumitomo 61.5 Y. S. Srinath 6. The Royal Challenge Plate - Div I 2. Happy Victory 60 M. Noornabi 1200 M 4.35 P.M. 3. Greyconnection 59 Mudassar 1. The Guardian 62.5 P. S. Chouhan Nazar 4. Deep Blue Sea 58.5 Neeraj Rawal 2. Game Dancer 62 Kiran Rai P 3. Saratoga Spring 62 Saddam 5. Glycys Bay 58.5 S. John Hussain 6. Arun 58 Shanth Kumar 4. Inspirator 60.5 Vivek 7. Wind Force 58 Suraj Narredu 5. Money Ball 60.5 Suraj Narredu 8. Royal Admiral 57 A.Ramu 6. Wonder Lash 60 Rajesh N 9. Vega 56 Vivek 7. Our Love 59.5Imran Chisty 10. Rebuttal’s Hope 55.5 P. S. 8. Jaanvi 58 A.R.Pradeep Chouhan 9. Raaga 57.5 Anjar Alam 11. Prince Of Kintyre 53.5 10. Artic Breeze 56.5 Indrajeet Singh A.R.Pradeep 11. Black Beauty 56.5 M. Noornabi Win: Sumitomo; Vega 12. Perfect Speed 56.5 S. John

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Win: Our Love; Money Ball 7. The R. M. Puttanna Memorial Trophy - Div I 1400 M 5.10 P.M. 1. Shivalik Fire 62.5 Suraj Narredu 2. Impressive Bolt 60.5 Neeraj Rawal 3. Chiron 59.5 A.Imran Khan 4. Ground Marshal 59 S. John 5. Whistlejacket 58.5 Fr’co F Dasilva 6. Next Move 58 A.Ramu 7. Salsa Touch 58 M. Noornabi

8. Mi Amor 57 P. S. Chouhan 9. I Say 56.5 Imran Chisty 10. Carducci 55.5 A.R.Pradeep Win: Mi Amor; Carducci

8. The Royal Challenge Plate - Div II 1200 M 5.45 P.M. 1. Steel King 60 Rajesh Kumar M 2. Blue Star 59 Imran Chisty 3. A Move To Remember 57.5 P. Mani

STARRY EYES OR MURIOI FOR KINGFISHER DERBY

53 Absolute Red 62 Brownie 58.5 Starstruck 53 Loyal King ANGALORE: Forget about run of 62 Princess Lara 58 Calligraphy Starry Eyes last time. Perhaps it 51.5 had an educative run. It should run Win: Calligraphy; Summer Star well today. All the races are cup 4. The Mumbai Cup - Div. I races.

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4. Right On Time 57 P. S. Chouhan 5. Jeyem 56.5 Sahanawaz 6. Youre Chilubuli 56.5 Rajesh N 7. Oceanic Wind 56 Kiran Rai P 8. Hillingdon 54.5 Anjar Alam 9. Alpine Shine 54 M. Prabhakaran 10. Bounty Hunter 53.5 A.Ramu 11. Will Still 51.5 Vivek 12. Astonishing 51 A. Sandesh Win: Astonishing; Right On Time

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ACCEPTORS & SELECTIONS

1. The Mumbai Cup - Div. II 1400 M 12.45 P.M. Deep Blue Sky 60 Rich Celebration 57 Mr Ambassador 53 Absolute Majority 58.5 Decorated 56 Samara Sun 53 Chronicle 58.5 Own Asset 55.5 Courage In Red 57.5 Lads Gladiator 53.5 Win: Lads Gladiator; Chronic 2. The Hyderabad Cup - 1200 M 1.15 P.M. Ace Mesmerise 56 Riverdale 56 Impressive Mode 54.5 Chilli Vodka 56 Star Kingdom 56 Ruling Passions 54.5 Crown Emperor 56 Summerville 56 Spiritofchartwell 54.5 Manta Ray 56 Tiger Eyes 56 Vigorous 54.5 Win: Star Kingdom; Summerville 3. The Mysore Cup - Div. I 1400 M 1.50 P.M. Summer Sun 62.5 Prom Queen 59.5 Smokehead 58 Super Start 62.5 A Game To Remember 59 Strike The Stars 56 Vocation 62.5 Jeyem’s Pride 59 Mr Charm

BANGALORE RACES SUNDAY

1400 M 2.25 P.M. Sky Train 62.5 Sudden Magik 58.5 Foswell 56 Equine Lover 61 Magnitude Star 58 Astounding Gallop 54 Diamonite 60 Gun Salute 57.5 Alcazaar 53 Raphire 59.5 Thoughts N Actions 57.5 Win: Sky Train; Equine Lover 5. The Kolkata Cup - 1800 M 3.00 P.M. Camorra 61 Mountain Range 56 Auburn Beauty 51 Sun Kingdom 61 Star Marquess 55 Lad Star 50.5 Montezuma 58 Yourewindsofchange 54 Ace Dancer 50 Field Marshal 57.5 Maths Baby 52 Win: Star Marquess; Maths Baby

6. The Ambrosia B.T.C.Anniversary Cup 1400 M 3.35 P.M. Machiavellianism 60 Successor 55 Archibaldo 53.5 Immense 57.5 Atlantus 54.5 Klipspringer 53 Ancient Wonder 56 Indian Bolt 54.5 Storm Tracker 53 Speed Six

55.5 Déjà vu 54 Win: Speed Six; Dejavu

7. The Kingfisher Derby Bangalore 2000 M 4.10 P.M. Acclaimed 56 Decathlon 56 Amelia 54.5 Ace Bucephalus 56 Fastest Finger 56 Highraz 54.5 Agostini 56 Gerome 56 Mariinsky 54.5 Alaindair 56 Murioi 56 Southern Sky 54.5 Charlatan 56 Scenic Warrior 56 Starry Eyes 54.5 Czar Of Romance 56 Turf Striker 56 Trance 54.5 Win: Starry Eyes; Murioi

8. The Chennai Cup - 1200 M 4.50 P.M. Sweet Secret 60 Cash My Way 55 Santa Monica 54 Frenemee 59.5 Speedy Girl 55 Biutiful 52.5 Light Of Success 56 Truman 55 Grand Applause 51.5 Refreshed 55.5 Diamond Quest 54 My Favourite Voice 51 Win: Refreshed; Light Of Success

9.The Mysore Cup - Div. II 1400 M 5.30 P.M. Sherman Oaks 62 Flashing Colours 55.5 Mark 54 Spark Of Harmony 58 Nayan Star 55.5 Cool Hand 52.5 Cadogan 56.5 Zenica 55.5 Hillton 52.5 Vijays Triumph 56.5 Assassin 54 Evershine 51 Amazon Bay 55.5 Impressive Delite 54 Windsor Park 51 Win: Amazon Bay; Windsor Park


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SPORTS

RANCE: Mark Cavendish answered his critics with victory on stage 13 of the Tour de France to Saint-Amand-Montrond but there was drama for Chris Froome as Alberto Contador used a late attack to take more than a minute out of him in the general classification scrap. Cavendish awoke to headlines in French sports daily L'Equipedeclaring his reign as the pre-eminent sprinter of the day over following Marcel Kittel's third stage win yesterday, but responded with his second win of this 100th Tour. As crosswinds caused several splits in the peloton on the flat roads from Tours, Contador's Team Saxo-Tinkoff squad launched an attack off the front along with Cavendish and Peter Sagan a little over 30km from the finish, and Team Sky could not find a response. If there was good news for Froome, it was that Alejandro Valverde, who began the day second in the general classification, suffered an ill-timed puncture and ended up losing more than eight minutes, effectively ending his chances. The victory for Cavendish is the 25th Tour win of his career, putting him joint third all-time alongside Andre Leducq, with only Bernard Hinault (28) and Eddy Merckx (34) ahead of him. In contrast to yesterday, when Cavendish wasted a perfect lead-out from Omega Pharma-Quick Step by allowing Kittel to charge past to the line in Tours, the Manxman won with relative ease as Sagan crossed in second, offering little by the way of serious competition. Of more signif-

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Cavendish sprints to glory as Froome loses time to win Stage 13

Shiva Thapa is kissed by his parents on his arrival in Guwahati on Friday. Thapa became the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the Asian Confederation Boxing Championship at Jordan recently.

Shiva Thapa gives credit to coach, support staff

i c a n c eBritain's Mark Cavendish celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the 173 km thirteenth stage of the 100th was theedition of the Tour de France cycling race between Tours and Saint-Amand-Montrond, central France. sight of Kittel was not there to contest the for not living up to his usual even Bauke Mollema in third, with the Dutch Belkin rider replacing finish having been dropped early in loftier standards. But while he could celebrate Valverde in second overall, two min- the stage as the crosswinds blew, finutes and 28 seconds behind Froome. ishing along with Valverde way down tonight, Froome was left licking his wounds after Contador sent a reContador cut his deficit to two min- the road. Cavendish, who won stage five to minder of the threat he poses. utes 45 seconds and is now in third Everything had been looking Marseille but suffered frustration place. Cavendish needed victory today many times over elsewhere, was good for the man in the yellow jeralso desperate to take what was the sey after an ill-timed puncture for for a host of reasons. Kittel's win yesterday prompted final clear opportunity for the Valverde, just as the pack was splitthe headline "Cavendish's reign is sprinters until Paris as the race ting in the winds, saw him drift back over" in L'Equipe, and before the heads towards the Alps this week- into the second peloton. But Saxo-Tinkoff's well-time atstart of today's stage the 28-year-old end. In his career, he has never won himself signalled he may be ready to fewer than three stages of a Tour, tack delivered dividends for twoand that number came last year time winner Contador and sent a accept that fate. "Maybe I am just getting old," he when he could blame Team Sky's reminder that the fight for yellow is focus on the general classification far from over with the Alps to come. said. "It's the cycle of life."

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OTTINGHAM: England reached 326-6 in their second innings at the close on the third day of the first Ashes test against Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Friday. Ian Bell and Stuart Broad held firm for England on Friday, as they looked to build a commanding lead on the third day of the first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge. At stumps, England were 326 for six in their second innings, 261 runs ahead, with Bell 95 not out and Stuart Broad batting on 47. Given Australia had been 115 for nine in their first innings before teenage debutant Ashton Agar made 98 -- the highest score by a Test match No 11 -- and shared a record 10th-wicket partnership of 163 with Phil Hughes (81 not out), the question was how large a target would England need to set their arch-rivals? This innings, which saw him pass 6,000 runs in his 89th Test, was an especially important one for Bell. A criticism of the 31-year-old Warwickshire right-hander is that he has all too rarely scored runs when England most needed them. Ian Bell acknowledges the reception after And after 35 innings without adding reaching his fifty.

to his tally of 17 Test hundreds, England dearly wanted the stylish Bell to go on to three figures with this knock. England resumed Friday on 80 for two, with captain Alastair Cook 37 not out and Kevin Pietersen 35 not out. But they lost both senior batsmen before lunch. Pietersen looked in good touch while making 64 out of a third-wickets stand of 110, striking 12 fours, but fell when he played on to James Pattinson, the most threatening of Australia's seamers. Left-handed opener Cook spent more than four painstaking hours compiling exactly 50 runs. But he became Agar's first Test wicket when he aimed leg side across the line of a delivery from the 19-year-old left-arm spinner that landed in the rough and bounced to take an edge brilliantly caught by leaping Australia captain Michael Clarke at slip. Cook's exit left England 131 for four as a tense capacity and sundrenched crowd, watching for the most part in near silence, applauded politely. Jonny Bairstow didn't settle and fell for 15 when he pushed forward

to a well flighted Agar delivery and was caught behind by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin. Bell, on 34, was given not out by Kumar Dharmasena after what seemed an exceptionally optimistic lbw appeal by medium-pacer Shane Watson. However, Australia decided to review the Sri Lankan umpire's decision, even though Bell had been awarded runs. Replays confirmed what seemed clear to the naked eye and Bell, who'd got off the mark with a typically stylish boundary, carried on. Australia's strange decision meant they'd used up all their reviews for the innings and would now have to accept the decisions of the on-field umpires. Matt Prior scored briskly while making 31 in a partnership of 44. But, after Australia had taken the new ball, the wicketkeeper gave his wicket away when he hooked a Peter Siddle bouncer straight to Ed Cowan at midwicket. Brief Scores: England 215 & 326/6 in 133 overs [Kevin Pietersen 64, Ian Bell batting 95, Stuart Broad batting 47, Mitchell Starc 2/66] lead Australia 280 by 261 runs.

GUWAHATI: As Shiva Thapa was given a hero's welcome here on his arrival today after winning a gold at the Asian Boxing Championships in Amman, the teen pugilist gave credit to his coach and support staff for his success. The 19-year-old boxer was received at the Lokopriaya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here by his friends, family members, members of boxing associations and various social organisations. Talking to reporters at the airport, Shiva said, "I am feeling good at my achievement. It was a very rewarding win for me. I have been training hard to make sure that I perform to the best of my ability. The Indian team also gave a good performance at the Championship. "I do a lot of meditation and concentrate on my training. The hard work has become my habit and my coach and support staff deserve credit for where I'm right now. No one is born with exceptional qualities and only hard work can make that possible." Shiva said he would be at home with his family for a few days before going to Patiala for training for the World Boxing Championship and Rio Olympics. Shiva, in the 56kg category, defeated local favourite Obada Alkabeh in the final on a split decision of 2-1 after fighting out a tactically superior bout. Meanwhile, the All Assam Students Union (AASU), Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, Gorkha Students' Union and various other civil organisations greeted Shiva with flowers, 'gamosa' (scarfs) and 'japi' (Assamese decorative bamboo hat). Singers and musicians led him to a truck that brought him from the airport to his home in a procession. His gold medal at the premier continental event on Sunday was his first major achievement after winning medals in the Youth Olympics and World Youth events, besides participating in the London Olympics.

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