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By Shwetha Kannan

haos reigned at the Bombay hospital on Monday morning as a patient named Shahabuddin Mohabali Talukdar (42), who had been admitted in the general ward of the hospital, suddenly began attacking patients and their relatives with a steel rod. In this bizzare

Janardhan Eknath Arte at Bombay hospital

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UNRELIABLE Pollsters are once again painting rosy picture for the NDA, though they were proved wrong in the 2004, 2009 polls By A Special Correspondent

this time around too exit polls are painting a rosy picture for the BJP led otwithstanding their NDA. As per the Exit Polls past track record of Continued on pg 5 « being way off the mark,


ACB intensifies fight against corruption Polluted Ganga water after the muddy roadshows of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in Varanasi!

Makes an appeal to the public to register complaints against people demanding bribes, to ensure a corruption-free educational system Full Report on pg 8

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Teachers not yet ‘SET’


Do you think exit polls will be proved right this time? Akash Shah Publisher Yes. The poll has been proved wrong twice. Exit polls are just one of the indications. This time though, it seems stronger. Or let’s hope.

Chitra Lele Assistant Professor of Political Science No. In this age of competitive news production, samples are not taken from diverse strata. It is produced in air conditioned rooms. Polls by regional newspapers, however, are closer to the facts. Bhai Mirlekar Social Worker No. The surveyors do not take the opinion of people from different sects of society. Sometimes, it is their own analysis, based on limited knowledge and experience. Dashrath Pawar Student No. Exit polls are not an accurate prediction. Even after deep study, it is not more than a guess. Mihir Pandya BPO Executive No. Television channels sometimes, to generate TRPs, exaggerate the figures. So it is not always true.

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RTE lottery today


By Yatin Ingle

the results are to be expected within three months of the examination eachers who wrote the State date. The the results of the National Eligibility Test (SET) in De- Eligibility Test, the national councember 2013 may have to terpart to SET also conducted in wait a whole year before they get December 2013, were announced tenure, because the results of the in the second week of April. test have not been announced and The State Eligibility Test is concolleges will be finalising their staff ducted to qualify teachers for coland salaries by next week. lege and university level According to the rules of the Uni- lectureship in any university or inversity Grants Commission (UGC), stitution across Maharashtra. If


cleared, the test renders a teacher eligible for a permanent job within the teaching fraternity and to be paid according to the Sixth Pay Commission which amounts to about Rs.45,000 per month. A temporary lecturer of a college in Sion said, “I have done well in my exams and hope to clear it and get a permanent job with the government acclaimed salary. But it doesn't look too good now that the

results have been delayed. Colleges will finalise the lecturers by next week. As the results are not out, we temporary teachers will have to wait for another year to ensure permanence of our jobs.” Speaking to the ADC, Dr. Harischandan, Coordinator of NET/SET, Mumbai, said, “The UGC will declare the results in a week or so. Colleges should hold the finalisation process till then.”

Children cheated out of their right By Khushboo Panjabi

This issue was raised last week at a standing committee meeting. lass 8 to be started in 100 Samajwadi Party leader Rais Shaikh municipal schools,” claimed informed the committee of the Municipal Commissioner Sitaram “five municipal schools in Govandi, Kunte in the annual fiscal budget Shivaji Nagar where students were report this year, to fulfil the direc- not informed that they can now be tives under the Right of Children to admitted to Class 8, and were inFree and Compulsory Education stead being issued Leaving CertifiAct, 2009 which makes the Local cates (LC).” Authority responsible to impart edThis could be because of that ucation to children between ages 6 missing circular number and infor– 14 years (Classes 1 – 8). mation not being passed on to However, the list of 100 schools schools. issued by the Education Officer did Mohan Adtani, Additional Munot have a 'circular number', with- nicipal Commissioner of the BMC out which the list is rendered in- answered Shaikh saying, “The novalid. tices were issued and submitted.” When questioned about the goof The newly released list of 100 up, Deputy Education Officer schools include 27 Marathi, 25 Shambhavi Sudhakar Jogi said, Urdu, 23 Hindi, 17 English, 2 Guju“When we made the list, the circu- rati, 2 Kannada, 2 Tamil and 2 lar number was issued. I am not Telegu schools. aware of how it disappeared.”


MMC slaps show cause notice to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital

Youngest Indian PD patient undergoes DBS surgery By A Staff Reporter

By Shwetha Kannan


ell-known city hospital Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute has been sent a show cause notice by the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) on Monday for running a scheme of giving awards for doctors who refer patients to this hospital. According to the MMC, this is By A Staff Reporter a breach of code of conduct and ethics. he state education department will The notice says “The Maharashtoday declare the lottery results for tra Medical Council is in receipt of the five per cent seats reserved under papers with details of the scheme the Right to Education (RTE) for ad- of awards for the referring doctor missions to schools across Mumbai. from Kolkilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Around 6,530 applications were re- Hospital. As per the Section 6.4.1. & ceived this year for 8,223 seats. As per 6.4.2 of Medical Council of India the RTE, the education department Act regarding the rebates and Comhad declared that five per cent seats mission as it appears in the notifiwill be reserved for the wards of fami- cation dated March 11, 2002 lies falling under the Below Poverty (Professional Conduct, Etiquette & Line (BPL) category and Economically Ethics) Regulations 2002, giving soBackward Classes (EBC). An online liciting and receiving any gift, graapplication system for this was intro- tuity, commission or bonus in duced for it this year, beginning April consideration of or return for the 19 and was extended upto May 5. referring recommending or procurMost applicants were however unable ing of any patient for medical, surto apply due to the unavailability of gical or other treatment amounts the required documents. The lottery to violation of the code of conduct. announcement will begin from 10 am Your act of soliciting of patients today, wherein ward-wise schools will under 'Elite Forum' is breach of be allotted to the applicant code of conduct and ethics. This is


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a serious matter and does not augur well with the reputation of your hospital. Kindly give your comments and explain why MMC should not take suitable action against your organisation.”Confirming this, Dr. Kishor Taori, chairperson, MMC said, “The hospital has formed a group named Elite Forum comprising several doctors where the doctors who refer patients to Ambani hospital are giving awards. This is akin to soliciting patients and hence a breach of of code of conduct and ethics. We got some papers that give us details of this scheme two to three days ago and hence sent the show cause notice on Monday. We are expecting a reply within 15 days from the hospital.” When asked about the punishment that can be given if the hospital if found guilty of breaching the code of conduct and ethics, Dr. Taori said, “This is just a preliminary stage. Let the hospital give an explanation and then we will talk about the punishment.” Dr. Ram Narain, Chief Operating Officer, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital remained unavailable for comments.

children, but both were done under anesthesia. But in this case, iteshu Dave, a 15-year-old Hiteshu was awake during a part boy from Vadodara who had of the surgery so that we could debeen diagnosed with PD three cide just where to place the elecyears ago, became the youngest trodes.” Indian patient to undergo a brain There was a time when Hiteshu surgery called deep brain stimula- couldn’t speak, eat or walk betion (DBS) for juvenile Parkinson’s cause of PD but after DBS,he disease (PD), in the first week of could type out SMSes and also eat this month. a sandwich. Dr. Paresh Doshi, neurosurIt will take another three geon, Jaslok Hospital who oper- months for Hiteshu to improve ated on Hiteshu said, “There are with physiotherapy and neurologonly two other cases cases of DBS ical stimulation sessions. Juvenile surgery performed on such young PD is rare but is not unheard of.


The patient with family members, and doctors and staff of the Jaslok Hospital.

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The heat is on....rains, snowfall too!

In Allahabad, a commuter pours water over his head to beat the heat on a hot day. Whereas in Faridabad, girls ride on a scooty amid heavy rains, on Monday afternoon.

oldest Jewish synagogues and Jewish communities have resided since the Romans burnt their 2nd Opinions about this nation vary, temple;where the Dalai Lama and and many of our own newspapers the Tibetan government in exile and TV channels may not see much reside;where the Zoroastrians from in us to crow about. As we are on Persia have thrived since being the threshold of a major political thrown out of their ancient upheaval, here is what the New homeland;where Armenians, York Times from the good old USA Syrians and many others have thinks about us. come to live;where the Paris-based The Indian Elections: It is truly OECD (Organisation for Economic the greatest show on Earth, an ode Co-operation and Development) said was the largest economy on Earth for 1,500 of the last 2,000 years, including the 2nd largest, only 200 years ago;where 3 Muslim Presidents have been

Yeh hai India!

elected,where a Sikh is Prime Minister and the head of the ruling party a Catholic Italian woman,where the past President was also a woman, succeeding a Muslim President who as a rocket scientist is a hero in the nation;where a booming economy is lifting 40 million out of poverty each year and is expected to have the majority of its population in the middle class already, equal to the entire US population, by 2025;where its optimism & vibrancy is manifested in its movies, arts, economic growth and voting, despite all the incredible challenges and hardships;where all

There were moderate rains in parts of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Rajasthan and fresh snowfall in Himachal Pradesh. In Eastern India two more deaths were reported from Odisha due to ongoing heat wave. UP continued to reel under scorching heat wave, with Allahabad recording a maximum of 43.5 deg C, Lucknow 42.5 deg C and Varanasi sizzling at 42.5 deg C.

the great powers are vying for influence, as it itself finds its place in the world. Where all of this is happening, is India and as greater than 1/10th of humanity went out and cast its vote, it is an inspiration to the entire world. - V Mitchell, New York, NY

21 days when the city can flood

Meanwhile, here in Mumbai, the BMC has started clearing drains before the monsoons hit the city.

They have failed to complete the task every year, so this year may be no different. Expect garbage and dirt induced floods. The civic body has gone ahead and issued notices to all the ward offices across the city to take precautions between June 13 and September 12. With high tide expected to cross a height of 4.5 metres on some days, flooding is likely in the usual trouble spots of Hindmata, Parel, Nana Chowk, Matunga, Milan Subway and Andheri Subway, they say and have circulated warning letters to schools, colleges, offices, and banks.

Get out those bird-baths to a diverse and democratic ethos, where 700 million + of humanity vote, providing their small part in directing their ancient civilization into the future. It is no less impressive when done in a neighborhood which includes de-stabilizing and violent Pakistan, China, and Burma. Its challenges are immense, more so probably than anywhere else, particularly in development and fending off terrorism - but considering these challenges and its neighbors, it is even more astounding that the most diverse nation on Earth, with hundreds of languages, all religions and cultures, is not only surviving, but thriving. The nation: Where Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism were born, which has the second largest Muslim population on Earth;where Christianity has existed for 2,000 years;where the

This picture is of the Indian Pitta, a gorgeous bird with a short tail that is seen amidst thick shrubs or on forest floors, searching for insects. Things have gotten bad probably even in the dense undergrowth, for this little fellow to have dropped down due to dehydration. He was found near Dagdi School in Thane and nursed back to health by bird lover Dyaneshwar Kshirsat. Sad thing is the less colourful sparrows and crows are also into hard times, with most having to compete with Mumbai's pampered pigeons. And fat pigeon is not just a word, thanks to so many people making them offerings of grains in the hope of reducing sins in the logbooks of heaven. Spare a thought for our avian population and do place a little vessel with water, and some birdseed or some bajra (millets) on your windowsill or balcony, if you still have one. There is a chance some bulbuls, mynas and magpie-robins may also stop by.

This little Indian Pitta was overcome by heat and thirst, but bird lover Dyaneshwar Kshirsat provided a happy ending to the story.


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I have changed my name from Namdeo Manjaba Jadhav to Namdev Manjaba Jadhav as per Affidavit. C-5816


I have changed my name from Nisha Chandrasekharan Shankaran to Nisha EXAMS NEXT MONTH Chandrasekharan Kurup as per DIR - GRADUATION Deed Poll Affidavit. C-5817 UGC RECOGNISED ONLINE EXAM I have changed my name from Fatehchand Chandumal Madnani to Fatechand Chandumal Madrani as per GIRGAON, MUMBAI - 400 004. Deed Poll Affidavit. C-5818 Mobile: 9224738372


Tel.: 23678861/23691225 I have changed my name from


I have changed my name from Monsa Gopal Das to Monsha Gopal Das Vide Affidavit dated 05-05-2014. C-5807 I have changed my name from Kuljeet Kaur Jaswant Singh Jandu to Kuldeep Kaur Jaswant Jandu as per Affidavit dated 09.05.14. C-5808 I have changed my name from Jaswant Singh Ganga Singh to Jaswant Singh Ganga Singh Jandu as per Affidavit dated 09.05.14. C-5809 I Muhammad Ali Husain Miya [holder of Indian passport no. E9441704] son of Husain Miya having permanent residence in India 305, Sea Breeze Bldg., 3rd floor, Kapad Bazaar Road, Lohar Chawl, Mahim, Mumbai- 400016. [Complete postal address in India] and presently residing in Oman P.O.Box 220 Postal code 112, Ruwi [complete postal address in Oman] intend to change my name from Muhammad Ali Husain Miya [old name] to Mohammad Ali [given name] Kazi [surname] [new name] for all practical purpose. Any objection towards my name change may please be communicated to Embassy of Indian, Muscat, Diplomatic Quarters, Al Khuwair, P. Box No. 1727, Sultanate of Oman. C-5810 I have changed my name from Saleem Khan to Saleem Rashid Khan as per Affidavit No : KU 816118. C-5811 I have changed my name from Rizwana S. Khan to Mumtaz Saleem Khan as per Affidavit No : KU 816119. C-5812 I have changed my name from Anujkumar Vinubhai Jivani to Anuj Vinubhai Jivani as per Affidavit No : KU 817952. C-5813 I have changed my name from Hanshaben Jivani to Hansha Jivani as per Affidavit No : KU 817953. C-5814 We, Ajit Kadam and Pinky Kadam have changed my minor son's name from Tarun Shekhar Gupta to Tarun Ajit Kadam as per Affidavit No : KM 057454. C-5815

Prathmesh Omprakash Jha to Kartik Omprakash Jha as per Govt. of Maharashtra Gazette No (X-71544). C-5819 I have changed my name from Varsha Vinod Barot, to ‘Nirmala Vinod Barot’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 12/05/2014. C-5820 I have changed my name from Ummeaiman Shabbir Agarwala, to ‘Aiman Shabbir Agarwala’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 07/05/2014. C-5821 I have changed my name from Mohammed Suhel Shamsuddin, to ‘Mohammed Suhel Shamsuddin Siddiqui’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 12/05/2014. C-5822 I have changed my name from Naveen Rajeh David Jude, to ‘Naveen David Jude’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 78097) Dated: 03/04/2014. C-5823 I have changed my name from Shaheda Taherali Dhrollwala, to ‘Sayeeda Taherali Dhrolwala’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X- 88775) Dated: 10/04/2014. C-5824 I have changed my name from Premlata Vinayprakash Gupta, to ‘Premlata Gupta’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 3661) Dated: 24/04/2014. C-5825 I have changed my name from Abdul Aziz Nasibullah, to ‘Khan Abdul Aziz Nasibullah’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 08/05/2014. C-5826 I have changed my name from Zeenat Abdul Aziz, to ‘Khan Jannatul Firdos Abdul Aziz’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 08/05/2014. C-5827 I have changed my name from Mustaq Ahmed Ghysulla Khan, to ‘Khan Mushtaque Ghysulla’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 08/05/2014. C-5828 I, Shaikh Nabila Rehan have changed my Son’s name from Shaikh Abdul Malik, to ‘Merchant Abdul Malik Mansur’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 12/05/2014. C-5829 I have changed my name from Shaikh Parveen Bano Mehboob Alam, to ‘Shaikh Parveen Mehboob Alam’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 12/05/2014. C-5830

I have changed my name from Banegar Md Talha Farooq, to ‘Banegar Mohammed Talha Mohammed Farooq’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 12/05/2014. C-5831 I have changed my name from Hina, to ‘Banegar Hina Kauser’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 12/05/2014. C-5832 I have changed my name from Dhwani Vijay Kotak to Dhwani Vijaykumar Kotak vide Affidavit dated 11th May 2014. C-5833 I have changed my name from Amit Omprakash Kalwar to Amit Omprakash Jaiswal (Kalwar) as per Maharashtra Gazette no : (X-27441). C-5834 I have changed my name from Geeta Appa Palav to Ranjana Ramchandra Redkar as per Deed Poll Affidavit dated 28/04/2014. C-5835 I have changed my name from Umeer Irshad Ahmed Khan to Abu Umair Irshad Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit. C-5836 I have changed my name from Shilpa Uttam Chidgopkar to Shilpa Abhijeet Khopade as per the Affidavit dated April 8, 2014. C-5837 We Chiranjiv Mandilwar and Kavita Mandilwar have changed our minor daughter's name from Shrishti Shreya to Shreya Sakshi as per deedpoll Affidavit dated 9/5/2014. C-5838 I have changed my name from Mohd Arslan to Muhammad Arsalan Hasan Khan as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-5839 I have changed my name from Mohd Numaan Hasan to Muhammad Nomaan Hasan Khan as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-5840

MUMBAI | TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 I Sureshkumar Chunilal Sanghoi have changed my name to Suresh Chunilal Sangoi as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 18/04/14. C-5847 I Rasik Bhai Rasik Kumar Rasik have changed my name to Rasiklal Kalyanji Desai as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 17/04/14. C-5848 I Mr. Sailesh Kuwarji Gala have changed my name to Mr. Shailesh Kuvarji Gala as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 26/04/14. C-5849 I Mr. Kuwarji Nanji Gala have changed my name to Mr. Kuvarji Nanji Gala as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 26/04/14. C-5850 I Ankitaben Jitendrakumar Pandya have changed my name to Ankita Jitendrakumar Pandya as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 22/04/14. C-5851 I Kamleshkumar Jayantilal Shah have changed my name to Kamlesh Jayantilal Shah as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 07/05/14. C-5852 I Neha Gopal Parmanik have changed my name to Neha Gopal Pramanick as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No. U-77312 Dated: 27/03/14. C-5853 I Hitesh Valjibhai Patel have changed my name to Hitesh Valjibhai Harkhani as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 03/05/14. C-5854 I Valjibhai Pragjibhai Patel have changed my name to Valjibhai Pragjibhai Harkhani as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 03/05/14. C-5855

I have changed my name from Vasim Ahmed Abdul Rahim to Vasim Ahmed Abdul Rahim Shaikh as per Affidavit dt. 13.05.2014. C-5841

I Neha Sanjay Barve have changed my name to Neha Kunal Vyas as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 12/05/14. C-5856

I have changed my name from Mohammed Umer Mohammed Sharif Sheikh (Old Name) to Mohammad Umar Shaikh (New Name) as per Affidavit No – (KM-504223) dated 15th April 2014. C-5842

I Sonam Kumari Bachan Singh Negi have changed my name to Sonam Bachan Singh Negi as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 12/05/14. C-5857

I have changed my name from Jayshri Arumogan Dotoswami to Sofiya Shaifi Mojan as per Affidavit dated 10/5/2014. C-5843 I have changed my name from Kantbhai Siroya to “Kantibhai Siroya” as per Affidavit dated 29th April’ 2014. C-5844 I have changed my name from Ravindra Shankar Walawalkar to “Ravindranath Shankar Walawalkar” as per Affidavit dated 12th May’ 2014. C-5845 I have changed my name from “Shreya Nagapati Hegade” to “Shreya Nagapati Hegde” as per Affidavit dated 12th May’ 2014. C-5846

I Ashadevi Bachan Singh Negi have changed my name to Asha Bachan Singh Negi as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 12/05/14. C-5858 I Piyushkumar Arvindbhai Dhanak have changed my name to Piyush Arvindbhai Dhanak as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 09/05/14. C-5859 I Kishore Kumar have changed my name to Kishore Kumar Gurnani as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 12/05/14. C-5860 I Piyushkumar Rameshchand Agarwal have changed my name to Piyush Rameshchandra Agarwal as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5861

I Rameshchand Agarwal have changed my name to Rameshchandra Agarwal as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5862 I Naherya Santosh Suresh have changed my name to Nehariya Santosh Suresh as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5863 I Shradha Chandrakant Malave have changed my name to Shraddha Ramesh Tak as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5864 I Nareshkumar Meghji Sagar have changed my name to Naresh Meghji Sagar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5865 I Rasiklal Popatlal Satra have changed my name to Rasik Popatlal Satra as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5866 I Pooja Jitendra Bansod have changed my name to Suchita Jitendra Bansod as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5867 I Sukdeo Adak have changed my name to Sukhadev Adak as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5868 I Parvati Ghanshyam Sharoj have changed my name to Parvati Ghanshyam Saroj as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5869 I Ghanshyam Shivpujan Sharoj have changed my name to Ghanshyam Shivpujan Saroj as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5870 I Uma Keshbhan Vishwakarma have changed my name to Umadevi Keshbhan Vishwakarma as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5871 I Kusum Jaishankar Dube have changed my name to Kusum Jayshankar Dubey as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5872 I Jaishankar Dube have changed my name to Jayshankar Dubey as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5873 I Pawankumar Jaishankar Dube have changed my name to Pawankumar Jayshankar Dubey as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5874 I Michael Vas have changed my name to Michael Vaz as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5875 I Dhodia Ketan Jaysukhlal have changed my name to Ketan Jaysukhlal Dodhia as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 1105-14. C-5876 I Mr. Jayeshkumar Narendra Modi have changed my name to Mr. Jayesh Narendra Mody as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5877 I Mr. Nisar Ahmed Sachwani have changed my name to Mr. Nisar Abdul Gani Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5878 I Sameer Gill have changed my name to Samir Gill as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5879

I Satishkumar Kailashchand Agarwal have changed my name to Satish Kailashchand Agarwal as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5880 I Husain Mehandi Abbas Azadar have changed my name to Mehandi Abbas Azadar Husain Sayyed as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5881 I Maijabeen Mainuddin Shaikh have changed my name to Mahjabeen Mohammad Aziz Nadaf as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5882 I Dhirendra Nath Mishra have changed my name to Dhirendra Mishra as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5883 I Keshugiri Goswami have changed my name to Keshavgiri Goswami as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-5884 I have changed my name from Ardeshir Pervez Sethna to Adi Pervez Sethna as per Affidavit dated: 12/05/2014. C-5885 I have changed my name from Prem A Gnanadas to Daniel Prem Gnanadas Anthriya as per Affidavit dated: 12/05/2014. C-5886 I have changed my name from Anthriya Gnanadas to Gnanadas Anthriya as per Affidavit dated: 12/05/2014. C-5887 I have changed my name from Ali Imtiyaz Sayyad to Ali Ahmed Imtiyaz Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-5888 I have changed my name from Karishma Sharookh Daruwalla to Karishma Sharookh Daruwala as per Affidavit. C-5889 I have changed my name from Saiga Abdul Gafoor Malim to Saika Liyakat Ali Wagnak as per Affidavit. C-5890 I have changed my name from Sarita Sunil Ughade to Sarita Baban Ghangale as per Affidavit. C-5891 I have changed my name from Bebidas to Baby Upendradas as per Deed Poll Affidavit No. KM 832894. C-5892 I have changed my name from Ayush Kalathiparambu Das to Ayushdas Kalathiparambu Upendradas as per Deed Poll Affidavit. No. KM 832895. C-5893 I have changed my name from Mahalakshmi Ramchandran to Mahalakshmy Ramchandran as per Deed Poll Affidavit. C-5894 I have changed my name from Vijaykumar Mehta to Vijay Mehta as per Affidavit. C-5895

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conducted by some of the private television news channels and allied publications, most of them predict BJP led NDA allies to bag 278 seats to 317 seats while the Congress led UPA alliance is set to bag anywhere between 80 to 112 seats. The other parties are expected to bag anywhere between 122 seats to 172 seats in this 2014 Lok Sabha polls, they predict. The recent sting operation carried out by a private television news channel has exposed how some pollsters were ready to fix exit polls depending upon the candidate and the political parties. In 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha polls the pollsters had got it horribly wrong. On both the counts they had under-estimated the performance of the Congress led UPA which stormed back to power and over-estimated the performance of the BJP led NDA which was thrown out of power in 2004. Five private television channels – Aajtak, India News, Zee News, ABP News, India Tv and NDTV have put

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Source: Media agencies,, RCML Research

out their exit poll predictions. While India Today-CICERO too have brought out their own exit polls for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The exit polls which are on the higher side include India News which has pegged BJP led NDA to bag 315 seats, while India Tv has predicted the NDA to get 317 seats. As against this Aajtak pegs BJP led NDA to get 298 seats, Zee News – 299 seats, ABP – 278, NDTV – 283 seats and India

Says it has been given time till June to furnish required details regarding funds of over Rs.34 cr in its bank account partment to seek details from all political parties. The party has received he Nationalist Congress Party contribution from its members to(NCP) has termed the summons wards membership and also donaissued by the Income Tax department tions from the party workers and as a general practice. The party yester- citizens. All these details will be placed day downplayed the whole episode of before the income tax authorities”. I-T department ‘s The party has made it clear that the action on cash de- income tax department has already posits of over given time till June to provide necesRs.34.75 crore in its sary details with regard to deposits account without de- and the movement of funds in its acpositor details like count between April 1, 2013 upto April PAN card. 21, 2014. The I-T department had isThe state unit of sued summons in the third week of the NCP has come April to state NCP seeking its clarificaunder the scanner of tion. NCP spokesman the Income Tax deThe NCP leader has pointed out Nawab Malik partment after it re- that party team along with the lawyer cently detected cash already held meeting with the income deposits of over Rs.34 crore in the tax department and sought time to party’s account without depositor de- provide all the details as the election tails. The I-T’s investigation unit in process is underway. The department Mumbai issued summons to the party has accepted our request and given us to furnish documents and relevant time till June. We will give all the necdetails to it after the taxman detected essary details prior to that. the movement of funds in the NCP’s According to sources, the I-T raised account in the Bank of Maharashtra, a query as none of the deposits prima Nariman Point branch. facie reflect the Know Your Customer Speaking to reporters, NCP (KYC) details required for such cash spokesman Nawab Malik said, “It is a deposits, like PAN or other banking general practice of the income tax de- details of the depositors.




NCP downplays I-T summons By A Special Correspondent



Today-CICERO predicts NDA to get anywhere between 261 to 283 seats When it comes to the ruling Congress led UPA – the exit poll predictions of Zee News is 112 seats and India Tv 104 seats, the only channels to predict higher seats tally. Aajtak predicts Congress led UPA to bag 93 seats, India News – 80 seats, ABP News – 93, India Tv – 104 seats, NDTV – 99 seats. While the India Today-CICERO poll predicts Congress led UPA to bag anywhere between 110 to 120 seats. In the case of the Third Front & Left categorised as Others, most of the exit polls are predicting they will get anywhere between 122 to 162 seats. India Today-CICERO poll predicts Others to get anywhere between 150 to 162 seats. According to Aajtak, Others are likely to get 152 seats, India News – 148 seats, Zee News – 132 seats, ABP News – 172 seats, India Tv – 122 seats and NDTV – 161 seats. The reason why many are still skeptical of the exit polls is because, in 2004 when BJP led NDA was voted out of power and in 2009 when the

exit polls predicted the return of the BJP led NDA to power, the Congress led UPA won and retained power respectively. In 2004 Lok Sabha elections – exit polls prediction for the BJP led NDA alliance ranged between 240 seats to 289 seats. Whereas the BJP led NDA got just 189 seats. But the Congress led UPA alliance which was predicted to get anywhere between 164 seats to 197 seats, actually got 222 seats. In the case of Others, the predictions ranged between 92 seats to 117 seats, but they actually got 132 seats. The pollsters again got it wrong in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections – they predicted the BJP led NDA alliance getting anywhere between 177 seats to 199 seats, but it actually got just 159 seats. In the case of the Congress led UPA alliance, the pollsters predicted that the ruling alliance will get anywhere between 191 seats to 216 seats, while the UPA actually got 262 seats. In the case of Others, the predictions ranged between 136 seats to 172 seats, but they actually managed to win just 79 seats.

‘Missing’ voters issue: HC asks govt to revise electoral rolls By A Staff Reporter

tioners that supplementary polls be held in these constituencies, dmitting a clutch of PILs that where names of voters were challenged deletion of half a found deleted in the voters' list million names in voters' lists in and allow them to cast their vote. Mumbai and Pune, the Bombay The court also rejected the High Court on Monday asked the prayer to restrain the declaration Maharashtra Government to re- of election results for Lok Sabha vise the electoral rolls, but re- polls 2014 and appointing an SIT jected a plea that sought stay on headed by a retired supreme the 2014 Lok Sabha poll results. court or high court judge to hold The court, however, asked the an inquiry into the deletion of state to invite suggestions and voters. objections by placing ads in three The judges further rejected the prominent newspapers in each challenge to the validity of Secof these cities saying that elec- tion 23(3) of the Representation toral rolls were being revised. of People Act, 1950 and Article The court made it clear that 329 of the Constitution of India, such revision shall have no nexus which imposes a bar on the court with the ongoing LS Elections. to interfere in electoral matters. The ruling was delivered by a The court held that the voters' bench of Justices Abhay Oka and list be updated in view of the asM.S. Sonak, who, however, dis- sembly elections to be held later missed another PIL filed by this year and asked the state to Pratap Gaikwad, alleging missing advertise in three newspapers names in voters' list in Pune and each in Pune and Mumbai. urging a direction to the authoriAccepting the statement made ties to include them in the elec- by the Advocate General Darius toral college in the recently held Khambata that the revision of Lok Sabha polls. electoral rolls for Pune and MumThe judges admitted five PILs, bai constituencies shall be unwhich challenged the deletion of dertaken at the earliest, the voters from the electoral rolls and judges said that in pursuance kept the matter for final hearing thereof individual applications in on the point of maintainability. the prescribed forms for incluThe court also asked the par- sion in the electoral rolls shall be ties to file replies if they wanted disposed of in accordance with to do so, within eight weeks. law, preferably within 30 days The court refused to grant any from the date of their receipt. interim relief prayed by the petiThe PILs, admitted by the


court, were filed by for former IAS officer Arun Bhatia, Ravi Shinde, Sharad Phadke, Bhai Chavan and an NGO called Action for Good Governance. Actor Amol Palekar and his actor wife Sandhya Gokhale were allowed to intervene in the PIL filed by Bhatia as their names were not found in voters' list during the April 17 Lok Sabha elections held in Pune. The PIL which was dismissed alleged that one lakh people's names had been deleted from voters list in Pune Lok Sabha constituency. The petition alleged that a fraud had been committed by deleting names from the voters' list and sought an appointment of a Commission of inquiry to probe the matter. The PIL also challenged the constitutional validity of article 329 of the constitution, which imposes a bar on the Court to interfere in electoral matters. It argued that the constitutional rights of the people to vote were taken away by this serious lapse on the part of the concerned officers. However, other PILs contended that people whose names were deleted from voters' list had a right to vote and care should be taken to include their names whenever electoral rolls were revised. One of them said that over two lakh names had been deleted from the list in Mumbai.

06 CHANGE OF NAME We Mr. Pradip Saralal Dhami & Mrs. Harshida Pradip Dhami have changed our child’s name from Akhil to Dipanshu Pradip Dhami as per Affidavit. C-5896 I have changed my name from Gori Jyoti Bahen Aasaria to Jyoti Narendra Kataria as per Affidavit. C-5897 I have changed my name from Noorjahan Zahur Husein Sayed to Noorjahan Zahoor Nazir as per Affidavit. C-5898 I have changed my name from Sabera Karimulla Essa to Sabera Karimulla Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-5899

CLASSIFIEDS We Adil Shaikh& Nagma Adil Shaikh have changed our minor daughter's name from Jannat Adil Shaikh to Rakshanda Adil Shaikh as per Gazette No. U- 40228. C-5915 I have changed my name from Ansari Tahzeeb Fatima Abdul Qayum to Tahzeeb Fatima Mohammed Parvez Ansari as per Affidavit. C-5916 I have changed my name from Sayed Heena Kausar Harun to Khatri Heena Kaiser as per Affidavit. C-5917 I have changed my name from Farhana Bano Mohamed Anjum Kapadia to Kapadia Farhana Mohamed Anjum as per Affidavit. C-5918

I have changed my name from Rukiyabi Mahmood Mujawar to Rukiya Abdul Razzak Mujawar as per Affidavit. C-5900

I have changed my name from Diana Jerome Mathias to Diana Mathias as per Affidavit. C-5919

I have changed my name from Amarutbhai Dhulabhai Makwana to Amrut Dhulabhai Makwana as per Affidavit. C-5901

I have changed my name from Gautamkumar Devichand Jain to Gautam Devichand Jain as per Affidavit. C-5920

We have changed our minor daughter name from Muna Tanwar to Mona Tanwar as per Affidavit. C-5902

I have changed my name from Sarfaraj Ahmad to Sarfaraz Ahmad Maqbool Ahmad Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-5921

I have changed my name from Latabai Mukund Bagal to Lata Mukund Bagal as per Affidavit. C-5903

I have change my name from Fatima Anjum Shauil Hamed Khazi to Fathima Anjum Zaheer Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-5922

I have changed my name from Mary Pandya Tewar to Mary Pandian Tevar as per Affidavit. C-5904 I have changed my name from Pandya Ayyakenu Tewar to Pandian Tevar as per Affidavit. C-5905 I have changed my name from Saeeli Pandya Tewar to Saeeli Pandian Tevar as per Affidavit. C-5906 I have changed my name from Sopariwala Shila Babulal to Sheela Bharat Shah as per Affidavit. C-5907 We Rajesh Kapur and Kavita Kapurhave changed our minor daughter name from Anvi Kapoor to Anvi Kapur as per Affidavit. C-5908 I have changed my name from Yerroju Arunu Meher to Yerroju Aruna Meher as per Affidavit. C-5909 I have changed my name from Sharda Vishram Patel to Sarojben Suresh Patel as per Affidavit. C-5910 I have changed my name from Nirmala Bhiva Goregáonkar to Priyanka Pramod Puradkar as per Affidavit. C-5911 I have changed my name from Ahuja Jeetu Maheshlal to Ahuja Jeetu Mahesh as per Affidavit. C-5912 I have changed my name from Nirmala Jagdish Talreja to Neerja Jagdish Talreja as per Affidavit. C-5913 I have changed my name from Jain Rajendra Kumar Babulal to Jain Rajendra Baburam as per Affidavit. C-5914

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We , Mr. Zaheer Ahmed & Mrs Fatima Anjum changed our minor son's name from Mustafa Ahmed Zaheer Ahmed Gaima to Shaikh Mustafa Ahmed Zaheer Ahmed as per Affidavit. C-5923 We , Mr. Zaheer Ahmed & Mrs Fathima Anjum changed our minor son's name from Sharan Husain Zaheer Ahmed to Shaikh Sharan Husain ZaheerAhmed as per Affidavit. C-5924 I have changed my name from Mohammad Ayub Shaikh to Ayub Bakaridi Mohammad as per Affidavit. C-5925

I have changed my name from Sajitha Siraj Alikhan M. to Shajitha Khan as per Affidavit. C-5932 I have changed my name from Siraj Alikhan M. to Siraj Kottar Muhammad Khan as per Affidavit. C-5933 I have changed my name from Shajitha Alikhan H. to Shajitha Khan as per Affidavit. C-5934 We have changed our minor child name from S. Fardeenali Khan to Fardeen Siraj Khan as per Affidavit. C-5935 I have changed my name from Fonseca Beryl Francis to Fonseca Beryl Franklin as per Affidavit. C-5936 I have changed my name from Babu Sattu Mangutkar to Baburao Mangutkar as per Affidavit. C-5937 I have changed my name from Iyam Perumal D to Iyamperumal Duratsamy Yadav as per Affidavit. C-5938

MUMBAI | TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 I have changed my name from Nanda Shrikrishna Balip to Babynanda Shrikrishna Balip as per Affidavit. C-5951

I have changed my name from Jahirabi Saiyd Shekha to Jahirabee Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-5970

I have changed my name from Sharma Sushil Kumar Ramesh Narayan to Sushil Ramesh Sharma as per Affidavit. C-5952

I have changed my name from Babulal Valji Bhimani to Dahyalal Valji Bhimani as per Affidavit. C-5971

I have changed my name from Pamita Kailaschandra Sodhi to Sanjana Sanjaykumar Diwan as per Affidavit. C-5953

I have changed my name from Mohammed Rehan Mohammed Khalil to Mohammed Rehan Mohammed Khalil Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-5972

I have changed my name from Mukesh Kumar to Mukesh Rajendra Solanki as per Affidavit. C-5954 I have changed my name from Meher to Mehrunisha Shahnawaz Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-5955 I have changed my name from Vijay Narayan Mhaddolkar to Vijay Laxman Mhaddolkar as per Affidavit. C-5956 I have changed my name from Sanjay Dilip to Sanjay Dilip Rohra as per Affidavit. C-5957

I have changed my name from Paresh Ranchhoddas Naram to Paresh Ranchhoddas Thakkar as per Affidavit. C-5939

I have changed my name from Surajkumar Shivshankar Pal to Suraj Shivshankar Pal as per Affidavit. C-5958

I have changed my name from Nileshkumar Jayantilal Thakker to Nilesh Jayantilal Thakkar as per Affidavit. C-5940

I have changed my name from Naresh Chandrabhan Gabha to Naresh Chandrabhan Gaba as per Affidavit. C-5959

I have changed my name from Jayantilal Shivji Thakker to Jayantilal Shivji Thakkar as per Affidavit. C-5941

I have changed my name from Pravin Ratilal Medhtia to Pravin Ratilal Medatiya as per Affidavit. C-5960

I have changed my name from Ansuya Jayantilal Thakkar to Ansuya Jayantilal Thakkar as per Affidavit. C-5942

I have changed my name from Ratilal Walsanji Medhtia to Ratilal Valaji Medatiya as per Affidavit. C-5961

I have changed my name from Sanjiv Mahadeo Chinakate to Sanjeev Mahadeo Chinkate as per Affidavit. C-5943

I have changed my name from Sadnabai Ratilal Medhtia to Sadnaben Ratilal Medatiya as per Affidavit. C-5962

I have changed my name from Savita Rohra to Anita Rohra as per Affidavit. C-5944

I have changed my name from Sakina Ramzan Gazi to Sakina Abdul Rahman Kazi as per Affidavit. C-5963

I have changed my name from Mo Rahib Zakir Hussain Naqvi Sayyed to Mohammed Rahib Zakir Hussain Naqvi Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-5926

I have changed my name from Parveen Bee Nasir Khan to Parveen Nasir Khan as per Affidavit. C-5945

I have changed my name from Zainabbai Moiz Mithaiwala to Badri Zainab Yusuf as per Affidavit. C-5927

I have changed my name from Nasir Khan Noor Mohammed Khan to Nasir Noor Mohammed Khan as per Affidavit. C-5946

I have changed my name from Nisha Devi Premchand Tiwari to Nisha Premchand Tiwari as per Affidavit. C-5928

I have changed my name from Meryl Mervyn Menezes to Meryl Ann Menezes as per Affidavit. C-5947

I have changed my name from Kisan Digambar Takale to Krishna Digambar Takale as per Affidavit. C-5929

I have changed my name from Nazeer Ahmed Ilyas Modak to Nazir Ahmed Ilyas Modak as per Affidavit. C-5948

We Mr. Manoj Oberoi and Mrs. Latika Oberoi have changed our minor son’s name from Mast. Darsh Oberoi to Mast Dearsh Oberoi as per Affidavit. C-5967

I have changed my name from Manjeet Singh Sandhu to Harjeet Singh Sandhu as per Affidavit. C-5930

I have changed my name from Muksuk Munshi Myyajan to Maqsood Munshi Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-5949

I have changed my name from Zakiya Mohd Ameen to Zakiya Mohd Ameen Momin as per Affidavit. C-5968

I have changed my name from Jaini Bharat Gutka to Jaini BharatGudhka as per Affidavit. C-5931

I have changed my name from Sachi Singh to Sachi Amodkumar as per Affidavit. C-5950

I have changed my name from Saleem Saiyd Shekha to Saleem Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-5969

I have changed my name from Muneer Ahmed Ansari to Muneer Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-5964 I have changed my name from Akbar Mahfooz Alam to Akbar Mahfuz Alam as per Affidavit. C-5965 I have changed my name from Sorab Ali Mukthar Ali to Sorab Ali Mukthar Ali Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-5966

I have changed my name from Kumari Surekha Mukund Ghatpande to Anita Ashok Kulkarni as per Affidavit. C-5973 I have changed my name from Rohra Gordhan Hemandas to Rohra Gordhandas Hemandas as per Affidavit. C-5974 I Mrs Saini Gurdeepkaur have changed my minor child name from Isharsingh to Saini Isharsingh as per Affidavit. C-5975 I have changed my name from Sheni Gurdeepkaur to Saini Gurdeepkaur as per Affidavit. C-5976 I have changed my name from Achhra Dinesh to Achhra Devanand as per Affidavit. C-5977 I have changed my name from Mohd Usman Mohd Hussain to Mohammed Usman Mohammed Hussain Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-5978 I have changed my name from Raunaq Jahan to Raunaq Jahan Aqueel Ahmad Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-5979 I have changed my name from Afreen to Wajeda Bano Shahbuddin Ansari as per Affidavit. C-5980 I have changed my name from Sahmim Banu Dawood Phoplunkar to Shamim Shahnawaz Phoplunkar as per Affidavit. C-5981 I have changed my name from Tabassum Khanam Husainmiya Rawoot to Tabassum Husain Bade as per Affidavit. C-5982 I have changed my name from Rehana Begum Husain Rawoot to Rihana Amir Ahmed Harnekar as per Affidavit. C-5983 I have changed my name from Mohammad Nadeem Mohammad Kaleem to Mohammad Nadeem Mohammad Kaleem Ansari as per Affidavit. C-5984 I have changed my name from Sachidand Mishra to Sachidananda Mishra as per Affidavit. C-5985 I have changed my name from Charanjit Singh to Charanjit Singh Makkar as per Affidavit. C-5986 I have changed my name from Dilpreet Singh to Dilpreet Singh Makkar as per Affidavit. C-5987

I have changed my name from Damanjit Kaur to Damanjit Kaur Makkar as per Affidavit. C-5988 I have changed my name from Jaithun Allabax Shaikh to Jaithun Kamaludeen Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-5989 I have changed my name from Mehraj Naresh Agnani to Mehraj Mohammed Saleh Aldarwish as per Affidavit. C-5990 I have changed my name from Vinay Ramesh Wadhwa to Vinay Rameshlal Wadhwa as per Affidavit. C-5991 I have changed my name from Hitesh Ramesh Wadhwa to Hitesh Rameshlal Wadhwa as per Affidavit. C-5992 I have changed my name from Krutika Rajendra Choudhari to Kruttika Rajendra Chowdhary as per Affidavit. C-5993 I have changed my name from Rajendra Laxman Choudhari to Rajendra Laxman Choudhary as per Affidavit. C-5994 I have changed my name from Parineeta Rajendra Choudhari to Parineeta Rajendra Chowdhary as per Affidavit. C-5995


ECI gets set for counting of votes

Afternoon Despatch & Courier




The exercise will take place on May 16 for 48 Lok Sabha seats at 40 counting centres across the state

By Prashant Hamine


he Election Branch of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in Maharashtra is all geared up for counting of votes for all the 48 Lok Sabha seats on May 16. According to ECI sources in the state, a total staff of around 25,000 will be engaged in counting of votes at 40 counting centres set up for the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. In Mumbai, there will be four counting centres where around 3,000 staff will be engaged in counting of votes. The counting of votes

will commence on May 16 at 8.00 am and the full results are expected by mid-afternoon. The counting of votes from the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be held Assembly segmentwise of the Lok Sabha constituency. Sources disclosed that on an average there will be 14 counting tables laid out for each Assembly segment, where there are more than 20 candidates in the fray, like in Nagpur, there will be more than 20 such counting tables laid out. On an average there will be 84 such counting tables for one Lok Sabha con-

stituency. Each of the counting table will be manned by a staff of four that comprises of a counting supervisor, counting assistant, a micro observer and a class IV employee who will bring in the EVM for counting. Elaborate security arrangement has been made with each counting centre placed under a three-tier security cover with a company of security personnel. The inner circle manning the strongroom that stores the EVM is in the control of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), while the outer two circles comprise of local police constabulary.

Food-poisoning case: School inspector held

In all there are 897 candidates in the fray for the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, out of these 828 are male, 68 are female and 1 from Others category. Out of the total 8.06 crore electorate of the state, 4.87 crore actually cast their ballot (60.42 per cent). There were 116 candidates in the fray for the 6 Lok Sabha constituencies of Mumbai. Out of the total 99 lakh electorate, 51 lakh voters had actually cast their ballot (51.61 per cent). In Mumbai the counting of votes for the 6 Lok Sabha constituencies will be held as follows: Mumbai

North, Mumbai North-West and Mumbai North-Central will be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, off Western Express Highway, Goregaon East. The counting of votes for Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha constituency will be held at Udayanchal Primary School, Godrej & Boyce Company, Pirojsha Nagar, Vikhroli East. The counting of votes for Mumbai South-Central Lok Sabha constituency will be held at D G Ruparel College, Matunga and the counting of votes for Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency will be held at Elphinstone College, Kala Ghoda.

WR employee gets electrocuted Suffered 75% burns when handling OHE wires at Mumbai Central By Vishnudas Sheshrao

Pic for representational purposes only


railway employee on Saturday night suffered from heavy electrocution while maintaining the over head equipment (OHE) which is charged with 25,000 KW at Mumbai Central. The victim was identified as Avinash Sonavane. “He suffered 70 to 75 per cent burns due to electrocuting. He is critical but stable and responding to the treatment”, Western Railway officials said.

Sonavane, who had joined railway services only two years ago, was reportedly asked to apply grease on the OHE wire in the car shed. Grease needs to be applied on the OHE on a weekly or monthly basis to reduce friction with pantographs, officials informed. However, while doing so, the supply of electric current should be cut off. Unfortunately in this case, the concerned authorities forgot to put off the electricity supply. As soon as Sonavane went

close to the OHE, he was hit by a heavy electric shock. He was immediately rushed to Masina hospital for medical treatment. Sonavane was appointed in the railway services on compassionate grounds, officials said. Union officials said, “Money will not be a constraint for Sonavane's medical treatment. He will get the best treatment”. According to the local police, no complaint has been made so far in this matter by the Western Railways.



By Vishnudas Sheshrao

quiry, it has been observed incident has been an inconthat Nayak failed to execute venience to students and parBMC school inspector his responsibility properly. ents. It has also brought a bad has been suspended for Due to his negligence 493 name to the mid-day meal negligence in his inspection children were affected. The scheme.” of the food poisoning incident in Noor-ul-Islam school in Saki Naka. Almost 500 students were attacked with a bout of food poisoning from the meal provided under the mid-day meal scheme. However, the school is a private institute and provide their own food. So the civic body does not actually have jurisdiction to take action against the school. Yet, officials in the Education Department say, “It was Ganesh Nayak's responsibility as Education Inspector to keep vigilant watch on food provided in the school. In the inquiry into the incident, it it has come to light TINAA GHAAI ON A SONG: Actress-singer Tinaa Ghaai launched that Nayak had passed the her latest single track ‘Dhol Ka Pol’ in the city recently. The song is bills without visiting the Tinaa’s take on the current scenario including politics, crime and schools.” inflation. Apart from its catchy beats and lyrics, the song is meant to Education Officer S. Jogi awaken the masses by bringing to light various social issues. said, “In the departmental in-


CONTRACT No. ATC-EE-INST-13-14 The Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai invites sealed Tenders for the work as shown below: Name of the work Estimated Earnest e-Tender Bid Start Bid End Cost of the Money price Date & Date & work (Rs.) Deposit (in Rs.) time time (Rs) 1 2 3 4 5 6 Slice-A: Group-I Grp 6,18,93,697/- 12,38,000/- 10,000/(25 Jns), & Group-II +VAT I (25 Jns) 24 months @ 5% (25 (inclusive of monsoon) Jns.) Supply, Installation and Commissioning of 13-5-2014 31-5-2014 Grp 4,85,63,929/- 9,72,000/Road Traffic Signals II at 50 Junctions and (25 Subsequent PrevenJns.) tive and Corrective Maintenance upto the Defect Liability period. Slice-B, 9 months (Inclusive of monsoon) Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Solar Flashing Beacons at 25 32,36,943/- 65,000/11 a.m. 16 p.m. locations and subsequent Preventive and Corrective Maintenance upto the Defect Liability period. For further details log on to Sd/Chief Engineer (Roads & Traffic) Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai PRO/85/ADV/2014

Save Water! Avoid Misuse of Water


Date : 13/05/2014 (Advocate High Court) Add.: Shop No. 19, Akanksha Tower, Near Rly. Station, Nallasopara (East)

ACB intensifies fight against corruption



Notice is hereby given that my client, Shri. Vinod Ratilal Gandhi & Mrs. Tarla Vinod Gandhi having flat A/101 “Tulip Chs. Ltd.”, Plot No.22, Central Park, Village-Tulinj, Nallasopara (E), having share certificate Numbers 13, Distinctive No. 61 to 65 has been misplaced by my client at Nallasopara on date 20 /01/2014 ,time 12.00 A.M., registration No. TNA/VSI/HSG/TC/6281-93-94 dated 26/08/93., So we hereby invite claim or objection that any person having any claim or objection against or into or upon in respect of said land howsoever are hereby required to make the same known in writing to our advocate office within 14 days from the date of publication. Mr. D.S. TIWARI

Afternoon Despatch & Courier


By Zuber Ansari

promptly get in touch with the ACB in case of bribes dehe state Anti Corruption manded for admissions to Bureau (ACB), in an at- schools or colleges anywhere tempt to discourage wide- in Mumbai. spread corruption in The ACB can be reached on educational institutions, has these numbers: 022-24921212 issued an appeal to the mem- and 1800222021 (Toll Free). bers of the public. All complaints will be treated It has asked citizens to as confidential, without dis-


By Suresh Golani

closing the identity of the callers, ACB sources revealed. This comes in the wake of the Khalsa College incident wherein the principal of the college, Ajitsingh Amarsingh Theti, and his Personal Assistance (PA) NikitaVaid were arrested on Thursday afternoon while accepting a bribe of

Rs.25,000 from the complainant. Accused Nikita, on behalf of Theti, was accepting a bribe of Rs.25,000 as a first installment of the amount fixed. Talking to ADC, Additional Commissioner of Police (ACB) Vishwas Nangre Patil said, “This appeal is a proac-

tive step to create awareness and encourage anti-corruption behaviour”. “ACB is not against willing donations to schools and colleges from businessmen but we will act against colleges that force parents to give such for securing their wards' admissions”, Patil added.

Dowry claims another life

torture to press for his demands of Rs.5 lakh to start his new business. he Nallasopara police have arUnable to bear the ordeal, Anita took rested a 29-year-old man on the extreme step. Following investicharges of dowry harassment night. Anita, who sustained 98 per in-law, Shekhar Jaiswal. Initially they gations, the police arrested Shekhar and abetting suicide of his 28-year- cent injuries, died before she could succumbed to the pressure and arm- and booked him under section 498 old wife. According to the police, be taken to the hospital. In his com- twisting tactics, but later became (A) and 306 of the IPC. “He has been Anita Jaiswal (28), poured kerosene plaint to the police, Anita’s father helpless when Shekhar’s demands remanded to six days police custody all over herself and set herself on fire stated that his daughter was con- escalated beyond their reach, the by the sessions court, Vasai”, said an at her apartment in the Tulinj Road stantly being harassed physically and victim's father informed. Recently, investigating officer. Further investiarea of Nallasopara (East) on Sunday mentally for more dowry by his son- Shekhar had begun a fresh round of gations are on.


PATIENT KILLER Continued from pg 1 « incident, a 65-year-old patient, Lilabihari Govardhan Thakur, was hit so hard on his head that he succumbed to the injuries later in the day. Another patient and a relative suffered injuries on their heads and on some parts of their body while trying to stop Talukdar from attacking people. While the official spokesperson of Bombay hospital, Dr. Sagar Sakle, remained unavailable for comment, the staff at the hospital and the family of the injured, who were shaken by the incident, gave

their accounts to the ADC.

stricted to a death and a few injuries, said the police and the hospital staff.

What the police said:

Staff injured too:

“Talukdar who had been admitted to Bombay hospital in the general ward on the third floor of the new building somewhere in the first week of this month, visited the washroom early Monday morning. It was after this that he suddenly took the steel rod that is used to prop up saline bottles for patients and started attacking people. This happened at around 6 am. In this incident, three people were injured out of which one died at around 1 pm. The accused has been sent to JJ hospital and investigations are on. Talukdar's history says that he has been suffering from depression and is HIV positive”, said a police official.

In an attempt to stop Talukdar, a ward boy and an aaya maushi were also injured. “It looked as if the man was possessed. When the ward boy and the maushi tried to restrict him, he pushed and shoved them violently. They have gone through X-rays and CT scans”, said an employee at the Bombay hospital.

Fear among other patients and their families:

Injured speak: Usha Jivanlal Parmar, sister of Prafulchandra Jivanlal Parmar (70), who was at the hospital for swelling in his feet, was hit by Talukdar on her head and on the left side of her face. Usha said, “The attack was so sudden. He was like a madman. He was breaking door glasses and was attacking patients. He

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Prafulchandra Jivanlal Parmar at Bombay hospital

The ward and the bed where Shahabuddin Mohabali Talukdar, the accused was admitted.

hit my brother on his head and when some other person tried to stop him, he hit that man also. My brother was to be discharged tomorrow”. Janardhan Eknath Arte (66), who was with a relative in the ward next to the one where the attack happened, said, “I was resting when I suddenly heard people

shouting and noises of glass breaking. While I was about to check out what was happening, this man with a rod in his hand came into the ward and started attacking patients. I ran towards him with a chair in my hand and hit him. He then started attacking me. He hit me on my head and when I pushed

him, he fell down and bit my left foot. We were both struggling to get hold of each other when people from the hospital and the management came. The police too arrived later. I was then taken to the OPD for treatment. It was scary”. It was because of these two people that the attack was re-

Panna Jain, whose husband is in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, said, “I was shaken to the core when I heard about this incident. My husband is unconscious and so shifting him is not advisable but I am very scared”. Kiran Mirani, whose father, Ramniklal Mirani, is being treated at the hospital and was in the ward next to the ward from where Talukdar started his attack, is also scared for his father's security and plans to take discharge at the earliest. “Security is of utmost importance. My father could have also been attacked. It was his presence of mind that he ran into the bathroom when that man came. But what if something had happened to him? I want my father to be safe”, Mirani added. While Ramniklal Mirani said, “There was no security at the wards and thus the incident turned scarier”. Talukdar, a resident of Agripada, is currently in the psychiatric ward of JJ hospital and has been booked under sections 302 and 306 of the Indian Penal Code by officials of the Azad Maidan police station. “He is under sedation right now. We will do the necessary investigations”, said Dr. T.P Lahane, Dean, JJ hospital.

EC summons Ashok Chavan

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By Prashant Hamine


he Election Commission of India (ECI) has summoned former chief minister Ashok Chavan for a hearing on the 'paid news' allegations against him on May 23. On May 5, the Supreme Court had rejected Chavan's plea and ordered the Election Commission of India (ECI) to investigate the case. Deliver-

ing the judgment, the bench of justices S.S. Nijjar and Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla had directed the ECI to hold day-to-day sittings in the case and adjudicate in the matter within 45 days. The apex court upheld the Delhi High Court order stating that the ECI is empowered to probe the allegations of paid news if the expenses for the same are not being re-

Country needs ‘Bharat model,’ says Togadia

flected in the election returns filed by the candidate. Chavan had challenged the Delhi HC order before the apex court in November 2011. During the 2009 Assembly elections, the alleged piece of paid news title 'Ashok Parva' (The Era of Ashok) appeared in a leading Marathi daily. Chavan had then defeated his nearest independent rival Dr. Madhav Kinhalkar by a mar-



gin of 1.07 lakh votes from Bhokar assembly constituency. It now remains to be seen as to what stance the EC takes in the case. In a related case, the EC on October 20, 2011 had disqualified then sitting Rashtriya Parivartan Dal MLA from Uttar Pradesh, Umlesh Yadav, for three years for allegedly suppressing expendiFormer CM Ashok Chavan will have to answer ‘paid news’ allegations. ture on paid news.

DJ robs to entertain girlfriend Accused stole neighbour's car and gold bangle to spend on his girlfriend at pubs

By A Staff Reporter By Zuber Ansari


ishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) international president Pravin Togadia on Monday said the country needs ‘Bharat model’ of development. "We want a Bharat model that will give us prosperity, security and health," Togadia said while replying to a query on whether India needs a Gujarat model or any other model of development. He was speaking on the sidelines of a function in Thane, reports PTI. Togadia said the VHP was working to ensure a strong bond among citizens of the country. He also gave details of a ‘Hindu Helpline’ to provide assistance to citizens in the


need. Togadia, also the national president of 'India Health Line', which aims at collecting blood for various blood banks all over the country through its annual blood donation drive, appealed to people to donate blood.

Santacruz based resident, who works as a disc jockey (DJ) in a private club stole his neighbour’s car as he needed money to spend in pubs with his girlfriend. After stealing the car he kept it at his friend’s home in Bhayander and was waiting for right time to sell it. But officers of the Vakola police arrested him on suspicion. The accused has been identified as Nelson Jesinto, (22), who lives in Kalina, Santacruz (east) along with his parents. According to the police, the victim, Marina Rodrique (30), who works in private firm and also lives in the Kalina area used the car only to visit church on Saturdays and Sundays. The incident took place on April 25, when the complainant went to church and after returning parked her car near the grotto which is a shot distance away from her residence. Jesinto had planned to steal

Left: The car that Nelson Jesinto stole and hid near his friend’s home in Bhayandar. the car around a month ago and as soon as she parked her vehicle on April 25 and went home he followed her inside the house and while talking to her, stole the car’s key and also Marina's gold bangle which was kept on the table. “He stole the car and kept it at his friend’s place in Bhayender saying that he recently bought the car and will take it

back after few days,” said senior police inspector Vinayak Mulay of the Vakola police station. “He left the car at his friend’s place so people would not suspect him. He was waiting for the right time to sell the car,” added Mulay. “Following the victim’s complaint we started investigation and questioned several neighbors in the vicinity. We

doubted Jesinto because he was the last person who went Marina's house after which the key and gold bangle went missing,” said Mulay. “We then picked up the accused from Kalina area and initially he denied the theft, but on sustained interrogation confessed to the crime and that the car was at his friend's place,” said Mulay.

Affordable medical camp in Mira Road By Suresh Golani STAR FILM INSTITUTE LAUNCHED: Producer T.P. Aggarwal launched his Star Film Institute at Star House in the city recently. Most of the guests were from film and TV industry. Rahul Aggarwal and Ashok Tyagi, Dean of the institute, welcomed all the invitees.


s a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and an attempt to reach out to the needy, Mira Road based Umrao Hospitals have initiated an Advanced

Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Camp which will continue to serve patients till June 10. The camp is being conducted from 5 pm to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday by an expert team of distin-

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niques including High Flexion joint replacements at affordable prices at the camp. Umrao Hospitals have been arranging several health camps including those for urology, paediatric and cardiac care at regular intervals.






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Demise of the Left

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Ponder awhile... “The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.” — James Branch Cabell

No party will get majority to form govt. T

HE Congress which was lagging behind when political parties began their poll campaign appears to have gained some ground just before the voting began. The opposition parties – mainly the BJP – directed corruption charges against the ruling UPA and succeeded a great deal in smearing a thick taint on it. Then there was an attack on the ‘dynasty family’: Sonia Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. For the BJP, it was a one-man campaign. Narendra Modi addressed nearly 450 rallies and meetings across the country. Other BJP leaders were reconciled to remain in the background and let Modi do all the work related to poll campaign. It was a one-man show. In the party, the stature of Narendra Modi has hugely grown. Narendra Modi was the charioteer of the ‘rath’ which carried L.K. Advani to Ayodhya – during a poll-related campaign. L.K. Advani has put all the senior leaders in the shade and one of them, M.M. Joshi, who was displaced from his candidature in Varanasi by Narendra Modi has been quite critical of him. For instance, when all the BJP leaders approached the Election Commission objecting to the display of the Congress symbol by the party’s candidate, Joshi said it was a small issue and does not deserve any attention. Such observations reveal that Narendra Modi faces opposition by hostile colleagues within the party. It looks like no party will get by itself the required majority to form government. The two main national parties – the BJP and the Congress – have to seek support from regional parties. Only after the election result is out, the question of hectic effort to get support from regional parties is likely to begin. Just now, both the Congress and the BJP do not attract any firm support from regional parties. Quite a few of them do not like Narendra Modi – ‘an animal and butcher of Gujarat’. But all these regional political parties cannot sit aloof in parliament and fail to get an effective voice. Three women party leaders – Jayalalithaa, Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee hate Narendra Modi. However, when they become involved in the power game, they will adopt a more pragmatic policy and be associated with the ruling party.



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was in Dhaka a few days ago. The interest there in our Lok Sabha elections is so ardent that it is to be seen and believed. People knew the minutest details about the polls like they would know the palm of their hands. They watch India’s television news channels which are banned in Pakistan. People were, of course, indignant over Narendra Modi’s remark that the Bangladeshis should pack their luggage and leave before May 16, the day when the election results will be announced. None wants Modi to be India’s Prime Minister. His tirade against Muslims make the Bangladeshis believe that they are in for a rightist Hindu state as their neighbour, in place of a secular democratic polity. More than that is their fear that Modi may spoil the proximity the two countries have enjoyed since New Delhi’s assistance in their liberation struggle.


year rule by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has cost the Congress its re-election. Various scams which have come to light have harmed the party further. Modi’s irresponsible speeches have helped the Congress to retrieve some ground. But its stand, spelled out by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, has put cold water on the possibility of an alternative with the regional parties. He has voiced strong opposition to the Congress leading the third front or supporting it. The national Election Commission, no doubt independent, has been soft towards

Secularism will lead to socialism?

The negative vote The trip to Dhaka also gave me an opportunity to step back and assess our elections. I see the induction of religion in politics. Modi and the BJP have played the Hindu card to polarise the multi-religious and multi-cultural country. The harm they have done may be irreparable. The dream of our forefathers that India after independence would be pluralistic in tone and tenor despite its partition on the basis of religion does not seem to be coming true. Modi has been successful in creating a cleavage between Hindus and Muslims, something which we had successfully thwarted since independence in August 1947. I have no doubt that the poison injected in the body of politics in the country will one day disappear. But in the meantime, the nation will have to face an environment of mistrust and estrangement. Liberals, declining in numbers in both the communities, have a serious battle ahead of them. They have to work with more vigor to establish the supremacy of secularism. Modi and the BJP could not have asked for a more propitious time. People want 'parivartan' (change) and they have no other option but to defeat the Congress which has failed them in every field, whether in economic development or governance. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is only a recent phenomenon, confined to urban areas in the north. Therefore, the vote polled by Modi and the BJP would be a negative vote. The sterile 10-

BETWEEN THE LINES Kuldip Nayar those who have violated the poll code. Modi for one has even challenged the EC to try him for the speeches he has been making. By any yardstick they evoke hatred for Muslims. The Commission’s reaction has been only legalistic even though it has the powers to disqualify him. This attitude of the commission tells upon the independence of polls. The real bad news about elections is the demise of leftist forces. They could have checked the fundamentalists and enhanced the chances of secular elements. In fact, that is the tragedy of political activity in the entire subcontinent. During my college days in the forties it was said: if you are not a leftist by the age of 25, you should consult a doctor. This assumption got diluted as the years went by. The rightists did not remain isolated. They worked hard and influenced the minds of the youth who are today dazzled by money and whatever promotes their career. Karl Marx is seldom read, much less discussed. I am not surprised that the ideology of the Left did not figure in the poll campaigns. Even the avowed leftists did not talk of socialism or egalitarianism. They too have

Science of the self is the most superior science P

rasna is an astrological science based on a perfect fruition between mathematics and intuition. With just some meager information from the questioner, which includes only the first word of the question, a Prasna astrologer can, within seconds, draw up mentally a horoscope. This requires great mathematical precision and perfection. Having drawn the horoscope within his mind, and in a flash also having studied it, the astrologer will have to wait, prayerfully. Then, from the depths of his inner intuition words gush forth, forming the astrological predictions for the questioner. As this Prasna process is not merely based on mathematical horoscopes, it culminates in intuitional revelation, and the predictions are said to be amazingly accurate and correct to the minutest detail. Sri Sastrigal Mama was highly proficient in this system of astrology. He once described it to me by citing this example: One day a merchant came to his house while he was engaged offering worship in his puja room. His wife informed him that one Nagappa Chettiar was waiting on the verandah and that he seemed worried about some urgent matter. Not willing to interrupt his worship, and by merely listening to the

come to believe that in the environment of free economy and individual entrepreneurship, buttressed by the Manmohan Singh government during its 10-year regime, there is little room for the Left. The surprising part is the silence of even those committed Marxists. Still, the fact remains that the first general election in 1952 saw the Communists’ victory in Kerala. Later, West Bengal and Tripura in the northeast returned the red governments. Today, the Left is confined only to Tripura. Their number in the Lok Sabha has been coming down steadily. Apparently, their hold has gone down drastically.

name and the few details given by his wife, Sri Sastrigal Mama, within a minute, began giving the following prediction: “Tell Nagappa Chettiar that he has come to inquire about his lost, costly diamond ring. He suspects his servant. Assure him that no one has stolen it. In his gardn, near the well, there are two rows of plantain trees. On one side there are only two trees; on the other there is a cluster of trees. Let him search

MATTER & SPIRIT under the two trees and the diamond ring will be found there. While he was cleaning his clothes on the washing stone the ring slipped off his finger and fell to the ground.” Nagappa Chettiar returned home and found the ring exactly where Sri Sastrigal Mama had said, and because of this and similar astounding predictions Sri Sastrigal Mama became quite famous. He also became convinced that the Prasna branch of astrology was the most perfect science. At the height of his career he heard about Sri Ramana Maharshi. When he first saw Sri Bhagavan’s picture he was immediately capti-

My reading is that the leftists in India were so dependent on Moscow that they felt orphaned when the citadel of communism, the Soviet Union, caved in. The ideology of the left received a heavy blow. The supporters in India were so disheartened that they practically withdrew from the fold, leaving the entire field to the capitalists. In fact, the entire effort of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and that of the Marxists (CPI-M) is directed towards stopping the BJP from coming to power. Knowing their own limitations, they are hoping to constitute a federal front of sorts by bringing the nonCongress and non-BJP parties on the same platform. This is not a bad idea because both the Congress and the BJP are so immersed in corruption and communalism that their defeat is in the interest of India. Maybe, that is the reason why Rahul Gandhi has assailed the formation of the third front. He is hoping that the non-BJP parties will realise that they have no option except to support the Congress in the formation of the government. Defeating communal and corrupt forces is essential, but no less important is the positive approach to push egalitarianism, the promise made during freedom struggle. At present, both communist parties are distant from the basic philosophy of equality. For some reasons, they have come to believe that secularism will ultimately lead to socialism. How incorrect their assessment can be seen from the call of chauvinism which the regional parties have articulated. And most of them are so close to the corporate sector that they have not spelled out the role of public sector in the country if and when they share power. The scenario, indeed, is dismal. vated and traveled to Arunachala to see the sage. He climbed up to Skandashram, where Bhagavan then resided. On the very first look that the Maharshi gave him, Sri Sastrigal Mama became his slave. He had a strong desire to stay with the Maharshi permanently, renouncing everything he held dear. Yet, there was still his lifelong attraction to the science of astrology. He felt distracted by it and did not know how to proceed. One day, gathering courage, he approached Sri Maharshi in all humility and said, “Bhagavan, is not astrology the best and most accurate of all sciences?” In silence Bhagavan looked at him deeply for some time. Then, slowly but firmly, he replied: “The science of the Self is superior to all other sciences.” It was the peak period in Sri Sastrigal Mama’s life. For every prediction he was richly rewarded and was consequently acquiring immense wealth. Nevertheless, the words from the Master convinced him immediately to renounce his lucrative profession and pursue the science of the Self. His wife too fully supported him in this decision. The remainder of their life they lived in utter poverty at the holy feet of the Sat-Guru, under the protective shade of the Sacred Mountain, Arunachala. — V. Ganesan

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THIS refers to your edit-piece 'Snoopgate as a political weapon' (ADC, May 7) in which you have rightly pointed out that "only a proper commission of enquiry can perhaps reveal what 'snoopgate' is all about and who are the culprits involved". You have also stated categorically that it was an objectionable operation conducted by the Gujarat government. However, it needs to be realised now, with just a couple of days to go for the results of the polls to be declared, that nothing can be done about it and the UPA government has left it to the new dispensation to follow it up. As it has been its wont, the UPA has slept over it all these five months and woke up suddenly when Priyanka Gandhi mentioned it in her rallies. It is like trying to catch a runaway bull by its tail after having left its rope. And, in the meantime, the woman's father has gone to the apex court with a request to stop any inquiry into the FRUITLESS EXERCISE: It is too late now to corner Narendra Modi in the matter claiming that it will en- Snoopgate scandal. Even the woman concerned in this case is against any probe. croach into their privacy. So, it will be more prudent to forget it, saying conclusion of the last round of the mood, the opposition politician 16th Lok Sabha elections? In this will be prime minister of the 'let the past bury its dead!'. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane context, the “secular” government world’s largest democracy soon. should take a leaf out of what the Just like his Japanese counterpart,    then railway minister Lalu Prasad Modi would oversee higher asset IN his latest blog, Arun Jaitley did when he appointed a second prices and revive growth, but strugcomes down heavily on Mamata commission to inquire into the gle with structural reforms. FinanBanerjee. He accuses her of cross- Godhra riots case. It submitted its cial markets would cheer a Modi ing the 'Laxman rekha' and using report in record time; just one day victory just as loudly as they hailed the choicest adjectives against before the polling to the Bihar As- the Japanese prime minister’s ride Narendra Modi. Jaitley's com- sembly was to start. Also, the Con- to power. Modi is a game changer ments are well founded. However, gress-led coalition should and will do a world of good to Inwhen it comes to using "choicest remember what happened to the dian economy in the months to adjectives", Modi is no slouch ei- then Shah Commission when Mrs. come. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada ther. In fact, he would win the Indira Gandhi came back to power snide remarks sweepstakes hands in January 1980. — Arun Malankar, Santacruz    down. A case of the pot calling the THE BJP leadership under its party kettle black, don't you think? — Firoze Hirjikaka, Colaba    chief Rajnath Singh and its prime PRIME ministerial candidate ministerial candidate Narendra    Narendra Modi is going to give the Modi have made a mess of the AS per a press report, the Snoop- country's economy a fillip in six party ticket distribution for the gate scandal panel, to be instituted months' time. There is no doubt forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. by the UPA II government, is likely about that. Modi could be India’s All the senior leaders like L.K. Adto be set up soon. But when will its Shinzo Abe. If the recent state polls vani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma findings be made public; after the are any indicator of the electorate’s Swaraj, Jaswant Singh and may

Snoopgate is best forgotten now

10 wonders of Mumbai

— Abdul Monim, Vashi

THE decision taken by the Election Commission to ban Modi's rally in Varanasi and then to waive the objection to the rallies by Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav and to subsequently allow them shows the 'party's nature and behaviour of the Election Commission. But now who will beard the lion in his own den? Not that the present EC comes anywhere closely or even remotely connected to the lion! Also there is no T.N. Seshan who ruled with an iron fist and who was breathing down rather excruciat— Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai ingly upon every one's necks which does not detract or discount    from the fact that Sheshan was the THE Congress’ ‘gentleman’ best in his business. Be that as it Beniprasad Verma has called Modi may the arbitrary and despotic a ‘demon.’ But Beniprasad always manner of the EC, howsoever slight forgets very conveniently before should be peremptorily castigated. — Hemant Hemmady, Virar passing such thoughtless and stupid comments frequently, about    his Congress procured ‘anti-people achievements’ like daily spiralling THE stock market has run too fast prices of essential commodities too soon and now showing signs of like all the green vegetables, onion, tiredness and finding it difficult to potato, fruits etc. in addition to the sustain at higher levels. The yet to scams of trillions of rupees and US be Modi led BJP victory is already dollars and uncontrolled cross bor- reflected in the prices of most der as well as the domestic terror- stocks which are trading at lifetime highs and stocks could actually reism. — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali trace when the actual event happens as the same is discounted. A    contrarian result could be a disasDEVELOPMENT is of two types – ter even to the extent of the on the ground and in the air. broader indexes hitting a few lower NaMo's development model seems circuits. Investors should not be to be more of the latter type. BJP's greedy and keep their open posiprime ministerial candidate's for- tions light by taking some profits of mula for development is simple – the table wherever they have made instead of investing in various sec- good returns on their investments. tors (real on ground development) It has often been noticed that euwhich may not reach many in the phoria in the markets die down country it's better to "invest" in gradually after election results and media and a good PR company... fundamentals would dictate the They will take care of a develop- price of stocks thereafter. — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon ment model which is sure to reach

others have been sidelined by Modi who considers himself as the big boss of the party and is above everybody by dictating his terms and condition with the backing of RSS and behaving like a dictator to the party leaders. I strongly feel that the open war between the BJP leadership about the distribution of the party tickets proves that the entire BJP is divided house and which cannot give any stable government at the centre if the they come to power in coming days.

'economist' whose election to the Lok Sabha from a Tamil Nadu constituency in 2009 is challenged in the court and a verdict is awaited — Phiroze B. Javeri, Mumbai even after five years during which he — K.V. Raman, Malad has served mostly as FM in the UPAII. The economy is shattered and the Congress party in a precarious THE FM has reportedly given his position as on date. Allow me to present the ten won- perception that the ensuing 2014 — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai ders of Mumbai. Help me figure out Lok Sabha Elections would probably which one is the best. Here goes... result in hung assembly. Fine. Com BMC cleans up, quickly ing as it does from a seasoned sen Traffic cop "hand"some people ior politician and renowned IN India, Mother’s Day is celebrated RIDICULOUS! Aseem Merchant,  Shulabh Sauchalya for "gends" Priyanka Chopra's ex-boyfriend should not and "ladis"  Towing van fastest pick up! rake up her past by making a film on her.  Irani hotels don't comb, or look It really makes no sense. in mirror  Political hoardings: netas with A thorough probe should be con- functioning of the EVM and lied gold tooth and blue tooth ducted as Rahul Gandhi's pres- to cover up his blunder during IT is extremely disturbing to know  Cricket maidans used for politience at five polling booths was the last phase of election. This that Aseem Merchant, the ex-flame cal rallies unauthorised but he was let off happened presumably when votof today’s most talked about and hi-  Sky walks people sleep more, which shows the callous attitude ing was on and that action by walk less profile actor Priyanka Chopra, is of the election officers on duty in Rahul deserves disqualification  Autorickshaw meter, faster than planning to make a film the booths. As Rahul is the vice- rather than censure. As UPA is in LETTER OF IPL run rate based on her past life THE DAY president of the Congress Party power and he belongs to the  Vada pav stall Mumbai ka khaana that includes her fallout no case of any violation is made Gandhi family he was allowed to — Altaf H Ladiwala, Bandra with her ex-manager Prakash Jaju. out against him and it was indeed go scot free five times instead of Unable to fathom why some people partisan attitude of the EC. As a being sent to custody for the over are trying to mess up the career of a matter of rule the candidate in a ambitious act to corner more woman with whom they have had particular consistency should votes during the process of an association. Agreed Aseem Mer- "THE chief element in the art of take permission from the presid- election. chant was her friend, but when she statesmanship under modern coning officer before entering the This is a unfair practice and has broken up with him, then why ditions is the ability to elucidate the voting compartment to inspect Congress and Rahul are despercome into her life again and make a confused and clamorous interests even a faulty Electronic Voting ate to win at least in Amethi to film merely to embarrass her with which converge upon the seat of Machine (EVM). Rahul over- save UPA's face. the past. I feel that her past man- government. It is an ability to penestepped his authority and tres— Maniam Ramani, Kharghar ager Prakash Jaju must have insti- trate from the naive self-interest of passed at five booths to ensure gated Aseem to do so to take each group to its permanent and vengeance on her because she and her father, the late Dr. Chopra had sent to him to jail without paying his dues (already cleared according to the Chopras).

every nook and corner of the country via television and 3D 'bol bachans'. Toh abki baar ......

real interest. Statesmanship consists in giving the people not what they want but what they will learn to want." -Walter Lippman

FM's view of poll result

Honouring all mothers

on the second Sunday in the month of May, every year. This year it was celebrated on May 11. But in many other countries of the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated in an entirely different time of the year. Everywhere in the world mothers are respected for their extreme devotion towards their children. And on Mother’s Day children pay their humblest tribute to their mothers and also thank them for the best of care and upbringing. — Jubel D’Cruz, Dombivli

Rahul Gandhi deserved censure

Leave Pee Cee alone

Good governance

LENIENT ACT: The Congress vicepresident had entered five polling booths during elections but surprisingly the EC did not take any action against him.


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By A Staff Reporter

By A Staff Reporter


he Press Club Mumbai has noted with regret that the two Indian journalists - Meena Menon of 'The Hindu' and Snehesh Alex Phillip of the PTI - stationed in Islamabad, Pakistan have been denied renewal of visas, and have been asked to leave the country. The Press Club has recorded its protest with the High Commissioner of Pakistan, Mr Abdul Basit, and has urged him to help reverse the decision so that the 2 journalists can continue reporting from Pakistan. Meena Menon and Phillip were not given any order in writing but were orally told to leave Pakistan in a week's time. Their visas expired in March and since then both of them have been trying hard to get their visas renewed. The

Press Club is of the opinion that asking Indian journalists to leave Pakistan will send a wrong message and only help hardliners on both sides of the border, at a most crucial time in this country.. A few months ago, the Karachi and Mumbai Press Clubs, in a joint statement, called on both governments to increase the presence of journalists of the other country to 4 instead of 2. This was backed by members of the government of both India and Pakistan. However, we regret to note that the Pakistan government has spurned the spirit of the joint resolution of the Mumbai and Karachi press clubs. There is no provocation for sending journalists back home, especially at a time when the election results may bring about a change in government. This will send a negative message to

PUBLIC NOTICE A personal accident claim in respect to death of Mr. N. Ravichandran has been lodged with M/s. Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company Limited and in the absence of a nomination in the Policy No. PASBI00001000102 the claim is being settled in the favour of Mrs. Asha Ravichandran for Rs. 750000/- residing at A-109, Kasturi Vihar, Ambika Nagar Compound, M.G. Road, Dombivli (West)-421 202, Thane District, Maharashtra. In case there is any other claimant(s), then he or she should lodge a claim to that effect within one month. In the event of failing to do so, the claim will be settled in favour of Mrs. Asha Ravichandran. Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company Limited No. 46, Whites Road, Chennai-600 014.

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India, and only help in hardening the stance of the two neighbours even further. Such moves also fly in the face of recent statements of Mr. Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, and Mr. Abdul Basit, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India, who have been pushing for regional cooperation between neighbours in south Asia, and have emphasised on continuing dialogue irrespective of the party that comes to power in India. The journalists can play a major role in promoting peace. While journalist organisations like the Press Club Mumbai and Karachi Press Club have been developing strong people to people relations, it is unfortunate that the Pakistan government has not reciprocated in letter and spirit, wrote the Secretary of the Press Club Mumbai.

PUBLIC NOTICE This is to inform all of you that my client PAVITRA CHITNIS intend to sell Flat No. 62, admeasuring 1263 sq.ft. Carpet area, on the 6th floor, alongwith the Garage No. 13 of the Building known as Dhanistha, Tarangan Complex, situate at Pokharan Road No. 1, Thane west Village Panchpakhadi, Taluka & Dist: Thane. The said flat is owned by My Client PAVITRA CHITNIS. If any body is having any right, title, lien, charges, interest, mortgage or any type of charge over the aforesaid property of PAVITRA CHITNIS, Please inform the undersigned within 14 days publishing of this notice. If we do not receive any objection within 14 days, my client will proceed further for transaction in respect of the abovementioned property. Tel.: 9967914638 SEEMA PADHYE 203, Anand Sagar Advocate for the Seller Anand Nagar, Pandit Dindayal Road, Dombivali West-421202.


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wo men were attacked and robbed of Rs 13.90 lakh in cash in the busy Chinatamani Chowk area in Thane on Monday, police said. Four unidentified men attacked Sunil Mishra (35) and Pandurang Awate (38), who work as collection agents for a fruit and vegetable dealer, and fled after snatching away a bag in Awate's hand which contained Rs 13,90,000 in cash, police told PTI. The robbers assaulted Awate and Mishra with cricket stumps which they threw away before fleeing. Awate and Mishra were admitted to the Civil Hospital and released after treatment. As the plastic wrapping on the stumps -- recovered from near the spot where the assault took place -- had not been removed, police suspected that they had been purchased recently. Probe revealed that three unidentified men had bought them at Viraj Traders in Thane market a few hours earlier. CCTV at the shop had captured the three suspects, police said. Deputy Police Commissioner Ashok Dudhe said that further probe was on.

Thane woman duped of Rs.30,000 By A Staff Reporter


30-year-old housewife was allegedly duped into paying a sum of Rs 30,000 by a group of cheats under the pretext of providing her with the services of a domestic help, police said on Monday. According to a complaint lodged by victim Mansi Vikram Khurana at the Vartak Nagar police station on Sunday, she paid the amount for availing services from Shobita Maid Bureau in New Delhi, whom she had contacted to get a housemaid. The complaint said that she co-ordinated with one Anil, who promised to arrange for a 20-year-old housemaid Manju Jha from Ambia Gumla of Jharkhand. She was to be sent to Mumbai along with one Lalit Mukhia, reports PTI.

Nitin Choudhari is chairman of Bar Council By A Staff Reporter


dvocate Nitin Choudhari, who has been practicing in Dhule and Aurangabad districts since 1999, has been elected as the Chairman of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. Anil Mahadeo Gowardipe, who practices in Nagpur since 1988, has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Bar Council, says a release. Both Choudhari and Gowardipe were unanimously elected Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Bar Council at a meeting held on May 10.


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Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 27/05/2014 at 12.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje:- Masoli, TalDahanu, Dist-Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 1400.00 127 2 — (Sq Mtr)

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 28/05/2014 at 3.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Gandhare, TalKalyan, Dist-Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 829.81 24 2 (part) — (Sq Mtr)

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 27/05/2014 at 2.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje:- Bhayander,TalDist-Thane. Survey No./Hissa No. Plot No. Area 1647.00 31/3 & 30/4 (part) — (Sq Mtr)

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 12/05/2014

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 12/05/2014

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 12/05/2014

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


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


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


Manisha Nagar,Old Mumbai-Pune Road,Kalwa,Tal-Dist-Thane.


Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 27/05/2014 at 3.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje:- Bhayander (E), Tal-Dist-Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 517.00 old 118, new 113 08 — (Sq Mtr)

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 27/05/2014 at 12.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Virar (w),Tal-Vasai, Dist-Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 919.74 1 1 Part 5&6 (Sq Mtr)

Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 27/05/2014 at 3.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje:- Kalwa,Tal-DistThane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area 300.00 5 3 — (Sq Mtr)

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 12/05/2014

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 12/05/2014

Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 12/05/2014

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

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

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


pg 15 We help you beat the heat by giving you healthy summer cooler recipes

pg 20 Find out how to deal with hair

fall during summer

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If you thought you knew all about the human body, we beg to differ. There are several astounding facts about your body that you are probably unaware of. So, Rhea Dhanbhoora & Shirley Mistry bring you some fun facts that will leave you awestruck and a little smarter too

>> Read our article to find out some amazing things about your body

Make your own aspirin No, we haven’t lost our minds. A 2008 study, led by Dr. Gwendoline Baxter in the UK, showed that a regular diet of fruit and vegetables helps your body produce salicylic acid — the same substance that is formed when aspirin disintegrates in your body. The salicylic acid helps to relieve your body of pain and inflammation. So, if you regularly suffer from aches and pains, this study gives you one more reason to add lots of fresh fruit and vegetables to your daily diet.

such a lightbulb! Your brain is truly amazing and it produces so much energy that when it’s active — it is actually capable of powering a lightbulb! When your brain is awake, it produces a certain level of electricity, so much in fact, that it is enough to light things up — literally.

puberty reshapes your brain If you have a sulky teenager at home, who was once an outgoing child, and you can’t figure out what went wrong, puberty may be to blame. Studies show that hormones such as testosterone affect the development of neurons in your brain. This change in the brain structure has a direct impact on a child’s behaviour, which explains the sudden rebellion, emotional lock down and bursts of unexplained anger.

cookies are as addictive as cocaine As shocking as this may sound, cookies are nearly as addictive as cocaine. In a study conducted by Connecticut College, rats were used to test whether Oreos are as addictive as the drug or not. The cookies were placed on one side of a maze, while the other end had rice cakes. The rats spent significantly more time around the Oreos eating Continued on pg 14 «

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Continued from pg 13 « >> The next time you find yourself in a situation like this one, don’t worry, your endorphins will tide you over till you find a safe spot!

them, than the rice cakes. Continuing with the study, the researchers then put the rats in a maze with saline injections at one end and cocaine injections at the other. The rats spent roughly the same amount of time near the cocaine injections as they did near the Oreo cookies. Shocking, but true!

Seeing with your earS Echolocation, or ‘seeing’ with your ears is the reason why several people with impaired vision continue to live life normally and pursue activities that even people with sight find difficult to master. Echolocation is a state in which your sense of sound is so heightened, that you can piece together the environment around you simply by the sounds you hear. Studies have shown that blindfolded people have been able to perceive distances based on the sound of footsteps and can even estimate the shape and size of objects based on their echoes.

thank your endorphinS Have you ever been injured badly but not felt the pain instantly? Instead, have you felt the entirety of the pain only once you’ve reached a hospital or know that you are in safe hands? If your answer is yes, then you have your endorphins to thank. Your endorphins — a natural feel-good substance, help numb the pain to tide you over. If you are wondering why they don’t kick in every time you get hurt, you will be surprised to know that they do! Every time you feel any kind of pain, endorphins in your body have prevented almost a hundred other instances of pain from immobilising you.

time SlowS down Ever wondered what it would feel like to find yourself in a situation where things are moving in super-slow motion (think of the sequence from Matrix)? Although this is a little complicated, let us clear things up by first stating that time doesn’t actually slow down — it is simply how you see it. The phenomenon takes place mostly in situations of mayhem. Experts say that your brain has two ways of experiencing a situation — rational and experiential. When it’s in a rational state, your brain is able to process things/ situations in a calm manner and act on them based on

thorough thinking. However, it shifts into an experiential mode when panic strikes — for example, in an earthquake or firing. Your brain goes into overdrive, cutting short all the analytical and rational thinking processes and jumps straight to instinctive moves. Since you are thinking much, much faster than you usually would, the world around you seems to be (but is not actually) moving slower. However, unless you have been trained to react in a particular manner in such situations (like policemen are), there is no guarantee that your reactions are going to be good ones. In fact, the chances of them being dangerous are quite high.

oh, So Sweaty! Did you know that your body releases as much as three gallons or 11 litres of sweat on a really hot day? Having said that, the edges of your lips, your nail-beds, your ear drums and the tip of the penis are the only organs that don’t secrete sweat.

let’S talk about Sex And especially about gender orientation! Have you ever wondered why girls are so appreciative of other pretty girls, while men normally never look another man up and down to admire him?

Recent research suggests that most women are fundamentally bisexual. So, even if you’re predominantly straight, the higher your libido is, the more you desire both sexes. Of course, there are two sides to every story — so there are also those who do not feel sexually attracted to anyone at all.

a heartfelt tune Music can make you happy, sad, laugh, cry... but did you know that it can help tune up your cardiovascular system too?! We’re not kidding and neither were researchers at the University of Pavia in Italy, where they found that the rise and fall of crescendos in music is what affects your physiology! Maybe, it’s soon going to be touted as a new way to keep your heart healthy, so don’t hesitate to crank up the tunes.

baby boneS Babies might be small and delicate, but they’ve got one thing that we don’t — several extra bones. They are actually born with around 270-300 bones, which go down to around 206 bones as they grow into adults. And no, the bones don’t just disappear; the small ones just grow and fuse together.

Shed it out Did you know that on an average, you shed around 30,000 – 40,000 skin cells every hour? This means that you actually lose over a million cells every day. Think about that the next time you complain about your pets shedding fur!

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your nailS know it all

Think mites are disgusting? In that case, you wouldn’t want to touch your eyelashes! Your skin and hair is filled with tiny (extremely tiny) follicle or face mites, which were discovered in the 1800s. You’ll never be able to see them, but they live on your face and in your eyelashes.

Okay, we admit that statement might be an exaggeration, but your nails do tell you a

hair care If you thought body hair served some secret function, you’re wrong. While your brows do help keep sweat away from your eyes and research says that male facial hair helps with sexual selection, there’s really no use for any of the other hair on your body.

Salivate over thiS

>>Studies suggest that most women are essentially bisexual, which is why they are appreciative of other women

around 25,000 quarts in a human being’s entire lifetime.

Drooling dogs might disgust you, but when you hear how much humans salivate in a lifetime, you’ll reconsider thinking you’ve never seen more saliva. Research found that all humans produce enough saliva to fill up at least two pools — which is

lot about your health — definitely more than what you’ve been giving them credit for. The bumps, ridges, white tone and blue tinge on your nails are all indicative of health problems that you may suffer from and can be picked up only by skilled doctors. Heart disease, fluids trapped in your lungs and even hepatitis are some of the diseases that show up on your nails. Lupus, anaemia and psoriasis are other diseases that are reflected on your nails.


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Summer coolerS Summer is the best time to indulge in a cooling drink, but you have to make sure that it’s a healthy one! So, Rhea Dhanbhoora & Shirley Mistry asked chefs across the city to share a healthy, cooling drink to help you get started ManGo Moods Called Mango Moods, this refreshing drink from Salt Water Café is healthy as well as incredibly cooling during the summer. Ingredients 2g fresh ginger, 100ml mango juice, 80ml orange juice, 5ml lime juice, two cubes of ice Method l Blend the ginger with the mango and orange juice. l Add the lime juice and mix it until it’s well combined. l Pour over the ice cubes and serve.

WInter tree This interesting name belongs to a refreshing summer drink from They share the recipe with us. Ingredients 7-8 strawberries, 15-20 ripe mulberries, zest of one orange Method l Blend the strawberries together with some ice cubes to get a medium-thick consistency. l Now, add finely chopped mulberries and orange zest. l Churn it till it’s ready to drink and add a dash of honey if you need a sweetener.

Mulberry treat shake shared another great recipe for a quick and easy mulberry shake. Ingredients 5 strawberries, 10 mulberries, 20g tender coconut, 150ml thick frozen milk, 1 tsp sugar Method l Blend all the ingredients together to get a thick shake. l Garnish this with strawberry and mulberry pieces, cut into different shapes. l You can replace the sugar with honey for an even healthier option.

kokuM & GInGer Cooler Chef Alain Coumont from Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ) helps us cool down with this healthy, kokum based cooler. Ingredients 15ml lemon juice, 10ml ginger juice, 30ml kokum crush, a pinch of rock salt, a dash of soda, ice cubes to chill Method l Muddle some mint leaves in a tall glass. l Add some hot water and allow it to steep for a few seconds to enhance the mint flavour. l Add ice and then add in all the juices and lemonade. l Stir well, chill and serve.

CuCuMber leMon-MInt honey Madhubhan Resort & Spa shares one of their healthy summer drink options with us. Ingredients 1 cucumber, a handful of mint leaves, 1-2 tsp honey, 1 lemon Method l Peel the skin off the cucumber and cut it into small cubes. l Squeeze the juice of one lemon. l Add the lemon juice, honey and mint in a blender and blend till smooth. l Strain the juice and serve with a sprig of mint.

basIl sorbet Chef Rajib Majumder, executive sous chef from Grand Hyatt, Goa, gives us his recipe for a refreshing basil sorbet with a twist. Ingredients 400g watermelon chunks, 10g rock salt, 10g chaat masala, 10g lemon salt, 10g chilli powder, 10g cumin powder (roasted), 30g lemon juice, salt to taste Method l Purée the watermelon chunks and the lime juice until the mixture is completely smooth. l Add the rest of the ingredients to the purée and mix properly. l Pass the watermelon juice through a mesh strainer, taste it and adjust for seasoning before you serve it.



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treat yourSelf to a maSSaGe While most leg aches and pains should not be massaged, this is one disorder where a good massage can actually help. To keep yourself from getting restless legs at night, massage your legs regularly to keep them supple.

move it around When you find that you can’t sleep because of your restless leg, try slowly sliding it back and forth when you’re lying down. Do this in a rhythmic fashion to keep your leg from jumping.



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don’t worry You know that stress tenses up the muscles in your body. Tense muscles can really aggravate the symptoms of RLS. Make sure that you’re calm and relaxed before going to bed.


Soak up A soak before bedtime is a great way to relieve the symptoms of RLS. Soaking with Epsom salts (or baking powder, if you don’t have Epsom salts), can keep you from feeling any discomfort due to RLS.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a sleeping disorder that urges you to move your legs when they are at rest, which can make sleeping at night a challenge. Rhea Dhanbhoora gives you ten easy ways to ease the discomfort at bedtime

Stay hydrated We’re not kidding! The more water you drink, the less discomfort you will feel because of RLS at night. Remember to sip on water throughout the day, rather than gulping it down and bloating yourself.


Go hot and cold We don’t mean in your shower. Try hot and cold compresses at regular intervals when you have trouble sleeping. The treatment can alleviate the symptoms enough to help you fall asleep faster.


herBal relaxantS Don’t eat a heavy meal before bed. Instead, try drinking a cup of chamomile tea. Having herbs that soothe and relax you, just before you hit the sack, will help keep away the discomfort caused by restless legs.

Stay warm If your toes curl up while you sleep because of the draft from the air conditioner, your RLS is going to get worse. So, wear socks to bed, even during the summer to make sure your legs stay warm, as this will encourage better circulation. It will also prevent night-time leg cramps (read our article on page 19 to find out more).

10 >> Did you know that developing wrinkles early could be due to your genes?


>> Spending too much money on your friends and family will wreck your finances

2. Do you avoid you’re outdoors? a) Yes. b) No.

Shirley Mistry recommends you take this quiz to find out whether you end up spending too much on other people

3. Your friends, family and even your co-workers call you ‘Santa’, because you are always buying people thoughtful gifts.



4. Do you sleep on your stomach instead of your back? a) Yes. b) No.

going overboard? 2. When you are shopping for your friend’s birthday gift, you never end up sticking to the budget you had in mind. a) Yes. b) No.


3. Do you feel that your diet is unhealthy? a. Yes. b. No.

« quick quiz: do you spend too much money on other people

1. You step out of your house to buy a few groceries and end up buying toys for your cousins, nephews and neices, just because looking at the toys reminds you of them. a) Yes. b) No.

b) No.

1. Do you step out in the sun without sunscreen? a) Yes. b) No.


Get intimate! This isn’t a proven method, but several reports and studies suggest that it works and we don’t see any reason not to try it! Sexual activity makes your body release a chemical called dopamine, which has been known to relieve symptoms of RLS.

Dip your hands in water for five minutes and see how wrinkly your finger tips get. Now, imagine having these wrinkles on your face. Scared? Healthy lifestyle habits can ensure that you don’t develop wrinkles too soon. Radhika R. recommends you take this quiz to find out whether you are causing your own wrinkles


relax This sounds like we’re just telling you to sit back without doing anything, but what we actually mean is that you need to breathe deeply for a few minutes, tense the muscles in your feet and then relax them after a few seconds. Do this with different parts of your leg for a few minutes, before you go to bed every night.


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a) Yes. b) No. 4. Every time you plan on getting someone a gift, you can’t stick to one item and end up putting together an entire hamper. a) Yes. b) No. 5. Apart from birthdays and anniversaries, you think occasions such as promotions, days when your colleague is having a tough time or when your friend has the sniffles, justifies buying them a present. a) Yes. b) No.

moStly as You love to pamper your friends and family and since they are always on your mind, you find it difficult to control yourself when you spot something that they will like and appreciate. However, spending too much on the people you love can be a major setback to your finances and throw your financial plan off track. Not only is your habit going to cause a major dent in your finances, overspending can also lead to a lot of unnecessary stress. So, keep your giving nature in check and spend wisely — whether it is on yourself, or others. moStly Bs While you love your friends and family, you know that you should spend in moderation. Keep it up.

5. Do you sleep for less than six hours every night? a) Yes.

6. Do you consume less than eight glasses of water every day? a) Yes. b) No. 7. Do you smoke regularly? a) Yes. b) No. 8. Do you drink alcohol more than twice a week? a) Yes. b) No. 9. In the past, have people in your family developed wrinkles at a young age? a) Yes. b) No.

keep the wrinkles at bay Stay hydrated When your skin is dry, the wrinkles on your face get accentuated. Drinking enough water throughout the day keeps your skin stay hydrated which helps it stay soft and supple. Consuming a sufficient amount of water also maintains the vitality and elasticity of your skin. Nothing beats this easy, preventive measure when it comes to postponing the formation of wrinkles on your face.

smokers. Cigarettes make your skin shrivel prematurely and cause wrinkling. Apart from regular smoking, regular drinking is also a big contributing factor behind premature wrinkling. Alcohol dehydrates your skin and over time, your skin will lose its elasticity and start developing fine lines.

include colourful food Colourful fruits and vegetables are the best sources of antioxidants. These antioxidants protect your skin against environmental damage, avoid SmokinG & drinkinG People who smoke regularly are five such as pollution and the suns’s times more prone to getting wrinkles harsh rays. Radicals present in the at an early age as compared to non extreme environmental conditions

break down collagen fibers in your skin, causing loss of volume and lead to the development of wrinkles. Antioxidants in colourful foods such as spinach, raspberries, blueberries and red bell peppers, help fight these radicals and prevent wrinkles. Be happy A recent study that was conducted on married and divorced twins showed that being in a happy relationship or being generally happy in life and having an optimistic approach prevents wrinkles. Also, daily expressions such as squinting, develop lines on your forehead and can add to your wrinkles.

moStly as If you have answered yes to five or more questions in this quiz, then you are definitely contributing to the onset of wrinkles. Although, some people have genes and hormones to blame for early wrinkling, there are several other factors that directly or indirectly speed up the process. Proper sleep and a good diet are basic preventive measures that can keep those wretched wrinkles at bay. Other habits such as smoking, drinking and not removing your makeup before you go to bed, can also play havoc with your skin and prevent it from getting all the nutrients it needs, causing your skin to dry up. moStly Bs If you have selected B for most of the questions on this list, well done! You seem to have good habits. You are safe from wrinkly skin — at least for the moment, and are not doing anything to cause the onset of wrinkles. As you age, fine lines and deep creases do occur on your face, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle will postpone their onset. So, keep the worrying for when you are in your 60s.

10. Do you think that removing your makeup before you sleep is unnecessary? a) Yes. b) No.


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Run Right


Running helps you stay in shape, but it also puts you at risk of several running related injuries. Rhea Dhanbhoora tells you which ones are the most common and how you can prevent them Quick tips

>> You must tell your trainer about your health issues as the wrong type of exercise can make your condition worse

Dr. Nikhil tells us in a nutshell how to keep injuries away: sEEk HELp Don’t ignore pain. If you notice consistent pain in a muscle or joint that doesn’t get better with rest, consult a doctor. tALk tO A tRAiNER Before beginning a running routine, talk to a trainer. A trainer will be able to help you formulate a running plan that matches your current fitness abilities and long-term goals. stREtcH Several injuries occur as a result of inadequate stretching. Before and after you run, stretch your muscles thoroughly — especially your calves, hamstrings, groin and quadriceps. WEiGHt tRAiNiNG Add weight training and ab exercises to your routine as they strengthen muscles and develop core strength. DREss RiGHt Wear light-weight, breathable clothing that keep sweat away from your skin. Dress in layers. Also, wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun. tHE RiGHt sHOW Wear proper-fitting socks and shoes with good support. If the soles of your running shoes have worn thin or are angled, it’s time to get a new pair. If you have foot problems, such as flat feet or high arches, consider using orthopaedic shoe inserts.


unning is one of the healthiest ways to stay fit, but like any good thing — too much of it can be a bad thing. Also, running improperly can strain your muscles and cause injuries instead of helping you. Arthroscopic surgeon and sports medicine consultant, Dr. Nikhil Iyer tells us what injuries runners are most susceptible to and how to prevent and treat them.

it BAND syNDROmE The iliotibial (IT) band lies along the outside of your thigh and extends from your hip to your knee. When you run, your knee flexes and extends, which causes the IT band to rub on the side of the femur. This can cause irritation if you increase your mileage too quickly, especially if you’re doing a lot of downhill running. prevent & treat: This nagging injury usually goes away after a day or two of rest. Don’t hike or cycle. Instead, swim or use an elliptical trainer till the discomfort eases.

pLANtAR FAscitis Dr. Nikhil tells us that 15% of all running injuries strike the foot, which isn’t surprising, since all your body’s weight is borne by your feet. This particular injury occurs when there

are small tears or inflammation in your tendons and ligaments — particularly in those that run from your heel to your toes. If you have low arches, you’re more vulnerable to this injury. prevent & treat: Try not to run when you suffer from this. Also, make sure that your foot doesn’t excessively roll outwards or inwards when you run. Your shoes should be comfortable and to ease the pain, wear compression socks.

and get irritated. This usually occurs when you suddenly increase the intensity of your training, without having strengthened your calves first. prevent & treat: If you feel pain while you are running, stop immediately, because you should not run through this condition. Apply ice and perform pool exercises to strengthen your calves. You can also do heel drops. Avoid wearing flip-flops as they will irritate the tendon.


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Shinsplints occur when the muscles around your shin are too stressed, causing small tears. They are extremely common amongst new runners and are a sure sign that you need to slow down. prevent & treat: If you are a beginner, make sure that you start slowly. Apply ice and take an anti-inflammatory pill to ease the pain. If it’s too intense, tape your shin with Kinesio Tex tape, which speeds up the healing process. You can also try wearing an ankle brace.

This occurs when there is cumulative stress on your bones and is one of the most serious injuries on this list. It mostly affect runners who over-train and women are at a higher risk than men, due to their high estrogen levels. prevent & treat: Take a long break from running if you’ve been affected by this and improve your bone density with a healthy lifestyle. To prevent it from occurring again, make sure you perform some weight training along with your running and consume enough nutrients and calories.

AcHiLLEs tENDiNitis This occurs when the tendon (Achilles tendon, that connects your calf muscles to your heel) is under too much stress, causing it to tighten

HAmstRiNG iNjuRiEs Your hamstrings run down the back of your thighs and help you to bend your knees,

extend your legs and run up a slope. So, when your hamstrings are too tight or weak to perform well, they can get injured very quickly. Surprisingly, the more flexible you are, the more at risk you are, since overly stretched muscles can be as bad as stiff ones. prevent & treat: If the pain is sudden and strong and you develop bruises, you’ll need months of rest! If it’s less severe, stop running for a while and gradually get back to it. Never over-stretch or over-run if you want to avoid injuring your hamstring.

RuNNER’s kNEE Also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (we know, that’s quite a mouthful. No wonder there’s an easier term!), runner’s knee occurs when the cartilage under your kneecap gets irritated. It flares up after a long run, or during extended periods of sitting. prevent & treat: When this afflicts you, you have to make sure that you rest enough and run only every other day. Run uphill, as it works your glutes, which can prevent future injuries of a similar nature. Avoid running downhill and speed up your recovery by swimming, cycling and running correctly. Shorten the length of your strides and land with your knee slightly bent, so that all the pressure doesn’t fall on it.


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Nocturnal worries Muscle cramps are painful and uncomfortable and if you are experiencing them while you sleep, or just before you go to bed, you can wave goodbye to a good night’s rest. Dev Goswami tells you about some of the reasons for night-time muscle cramps and gives you tips to deal with them

>> Dehydration, especially during the summer, is one of the main causes of nighttime muscule cramps


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Bifocal or MoNovisioN? Presbyopia is a natural, age-related condition where the eye’s ability to focus on nearby objects diminishes, requiring the use of bifocal glasses. Yamini Walia finds out whether you should opt for monovision lenses




muscle cramp is an involuntary movement that constricts your muscles and doesn’t allow them to move. Muscle cramps usually affect your legs, though they can occur in your arms too. Night-time leg cramps are just like normal leg cramps, except that they strike during the night. They can be quite frustrating, since they will wake you up or prevent you from sleeping altogether. While they can be cured within moments, they will disrupt your sleep cycle if you don’t know how to prevent them. In this article, we tell you how to do just that.

Why do they occur? The reasons for muscle cramps can range from dehydration and not warming up before exercising to long periods of inactivity and sitting or sleeping improperly. While the lack of a warm up isn’t something you need to worry about when it comes to night-time leg cramps, the other three causes are probably the reason you suffer from the problem. Nighttime leg cramps are also known to be symptoms of pregnancy, alcoholism, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and neuromuscular disorders. But, don’t panic! Unless the cramps are accompanied by other known symptoms of these conditions, you don’t need to be worried.

What should you do? As workout buffs would know, the best way to treat a cramp is by relaxing and stretching the affected muscle. While you are lying in bed, gently stretch your leg inwards and outwards, while you are lying in bed, till the pain subsides. Before you go back to sleep, drink water and ensure that you move around a little — this will prevent the cramp from reoccurring, at least for the night. If you’re feeling up to it, have a warm shower as it will relax your muscles. You can also use a hot water bottle to apply heat to the affected area.

Prevent it With night-time leg cramps, it is important that you learn how to prevent the problem from constantly disturbing your sleep. While you might know how to take care of a cramp, if it is a chronic problem, it will leave you with sleepless nights, which in turn will cause other problems. These tips will help prevent nighttime leg cramps:

workout, you should drink sports drinks that help restore the electrolytes your body has lost.

stretch before sleePing If you’ve been suffering from night-time leg cramps for a while, you should start doing gentle stretches before you go to sleep. This will maintain blood flow to your muscles and keep them active as well. Inactivity can cause quite severe cramps.

cover uP Sometimes, muscle cramps can also occur if your legs are exposed to the cold. This is particularly true during the summer, when you sleep in an air-conditioned room. While you sleep, you won’t realise when your legs slip out from under the blanket. So, wear pajamas instead of shorts and wear socks.

vitaMins are iMPortant Your diet should include good sources of vitamins A, B, C and D. These not only ensure good health, but will also fight against muscle cramps.

drinK More Water & fluids

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Dehydration or an imbalance in your body’s electrolytes is a common reason for cramps. So, ensure that you’re drinking enough water throughout the day. If your day involves going out in the sun too much or an intensive

If nothing seems to help you, it is possible that you might be suffering from a serious condition. Instead of jumping to conclusions, it is best that you let a doctor examine you and prescribe a further course of action.

onovision is a method used by ophthalmologists, to correct one eye for farsightedness and the other for nearsightedness.This basically means that you will use one eye to focus on objects located far away from you and the other for objects that are close to you. Bifocals are usually prescribed for conditions where both eyes need to be corrected for distant as well as near vision and the patient is required to wear glasses to correct vision in both their eyes. However, recent studies show that wearing a contact lens in just one eye can also help with bifocal numbers. Dr. Bakar Ali Kadiwala, consultant eye surgeon, glaucoma and medical retina specialist from Nova Specialist Hospitals, tells us, “Wearing a contact lens in one eye makes you either myopic or hypermetropic. So, the eye without a lens will work for near vision, while the eye that you wear the lens in will correct your distant vision.“ The reason people choose monovision over bifocals is because it is easier than carrying reading glasses everywhere. After all, you could end up forgetting or misplacing your reading glasses. Also, bifocals draw attention to the wearer’s age, so contact lenses are a better cosmetic option. However, one of the major disadvantages of monovision is that it compromises on depth perception. People could find it difficult to see intermediate distances, such as the computer screen, clearly. Another common complaint is difficulty driving at night because of the glare from the headlights of oncoming vehicles. So, monovision and bifocals have their own pros and cons. With monovision, you dont need to wear glasses at all but with bifocals you are always dependent on glasses. With monovision, stereoscopic vision is not achieved, whereas when you wear bifocals, it is at its peak. Dr, Bakar concludes, “Monovision is a better option for patients who want to avoid wearing glasses permanently, for either cosmetic or occupational purposes, while biofocals are good for stereoscopic vision.” The choice, ultimately, depends on comfort and what suits your requirements best.


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aSk our beauty expert BarBara, our Beauty expert, will help fix your proBlems

dear Barbara, I love experimenting with makeup and sporting a smokey eye is my latest favourite. However, I find it extremely difficult to restrict the eyeshadow to a particular shape on my eyelid and it ends up looking more like a blotch than a proper smokey eye. Also, the eye shadow falls on my under-eye area and wiping it up makes me look like I have panda eyes. Please help! — ashima khanna, goregaon dear ashima, A smokey eye is a great look to sport when you are heading out but, it can be tricky to master. So, to ge the shape of the smokey eye identical on both sides, use a small post-it on each eye. Place it in such a manner that it is an upward extension of your lower lash-line. This will give you an identical smokey eye on both eyes. Also, to avoid panda eyes, before you start with the application of the eye shadow, dust your undereye area liberally with powder. Once you are done, simply swipe off the powder with a fluffy brush. This will help sweep away the excess eye shadow, without ruining the rest of your makeup.

>> A boar-bristle brush prevents hair breakage

Splash without stress Swimming is one of the most fun ways to stay cool during the summer. If you are worried that the chlorine in the pool will harm your skin, Radhika R. tells you how to stay safe Shutterstock

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people speak Two regular swimmers tell us how they stay safe from chlorine: “Coconut oil gives your skin an extra layer of protection. It creates a barrier between your skin and the chlorine, thereby reducing the level of absorption.” — Neeta D’Souza, a regular swimmer at Goregaon Sports Complex “I make a banana mask by mixing a banana with little bit of honey and milk. This instantly hydrates my skin and helps get rid of the tight feeling on my skin that the chlorine in the pool causes.” -Awani Patni, a regular swimmer at Mahatma Gandhi Swimming Pool.

D dear Barbara, Off late, my hair has been quite brittle. Whether I tie it in a pony or leave it open, my hair breaks quite easily and falls everywhere, even when I am in public! I am extremely worried and a little embarrassed. Can you tell me how to get rid of this problem? — shweta sen, Vakola dear shweta, First of all, your hair is prone to breakage during the summer, so if this doesn't happen all year round, you have no reason to worry. However, if your hair is brittle, breaks through the year and the situation has been steadily getting worse, then you need to re-think the hair tie and comb that you are using. To avoid hair breakage, use a boar-bristle brush instead of a plastic bristle. The pressure of a tight rubber band on your ponytail is one of the major causes of your hair fall. So, make sure that your rubber band is not extremely tight. Also, avoid using curling irons, straighteners and blow dryers too often as they weaken, thin and break your hair. If this doesn’t help, we suggest you visit a trichologist.

uring the hot summer, we know you're just dying to take a dip in the pool. Swimming is cooling, refreshing and acts as a good workout. But, you could experience dry, flaky skin after an energising swim, caused by the presence of numerous chemicals in the water. That strong smell that hits you as soon as you dive into a pool is because of a harsh compound called chlorine, which is present in all swimming pools. Repeated exposure to this chemical can harm your skin. People have been known to develop rashes and itchiness because of chlorine, while some people can develop sinus problems if they spend too much time in the chlorine-infused water. Chlorine also strips your body of it’s protein content, causing your skin loses its moisture. Since it’s used to kill the bacteria in a pool, swimming in a chlorine-free pool, on the other hand, is dangerous and not a viable solution to the problem. The bigger the pool is, the more chlorine is present in it, so, public swimming pools contain the most amount of chlorine. However, don’t let this information stop you from taking a dip. The chlorine won’t affect your skin if you follow these simple tips.

>> Don’t let the idea of chlorine scare you while swimming. Read our article to find out how to stay safe in the pool

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For any problem that dries out your skin, hydration is the best solution. Remember to drink lots of water before taking the plunge. This is a simple rule that will keep your body hydrated and in turn, dial down the effects of the chlorine on your skin.

Try to keep most of your skin covered. This will stop it from coming in contact with the chlorine, minimising it’s harmful effects. Wearing a swimming cap is essential to keep your hair healthy as well as to keep water from entering your ears. Don’t forget to shield your eyes with swimming goggles.

Block out Apply waterproof sunscreen before your swim in order to block the illeffects of the chlorine. Make sure you apply it on exposed skin as well as areas that are covered by your swimming costume. Pay extra attention to areas such as your face, neck, arms, thighs and feet. Applying a moisturiser after your swim will also help. Take care of your skin by applying sunscreen during the day and a moisturising lotion before you go to bed. We personally like sunscreen sprays as they are effective as well as easy to use. If you have noticed any problematic areas on your body and are worried that the harsh water will make it worse, apply petroleum jelly over the area to keep the water from affecting it.

rinse right Don’t skip showering before and after your swim. Taking a quick shower before your swim ensures that the top layer of your skin remains hydrated and doesn’t dry out. As soon as you emerge from the pool, have a shower and let the fresh water wash away any chlorine that may have settled on your skin. A good soak is the best way to eliminate any remnants of chlorine from your body. Following these simple rules will make your summer much more fun and allow you to swim without worrying about the chlorine from the pool affecting your health or damaging your skin. So, the next time you are planning to spend a day in the pool, follow these guidelines and splash away without any worries.

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Record 66.38% voter turnout draws curtains on LS polls

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Diesel price hiked by Rs.1.09 after polling ends After a brief hiatus, diesel prices were on Monday hiked by Rs 1.09 a litre, excluding state levies. The monthly increases in diesel rates, which had been put on hold just before India began voting to elect a new government, were back no sooner than polling ended yesterday. The hikes, effective from midnight, are excluding state sales tax or VAT and actual increase will be higher and will vary from city to city, the oil companies announced. Diesel price in Delhi will be hiked by Rs 1.22 a litre after including taxes, to Rs 56.71 per litre, while it will cost Rs 65.21 a litre in Mumbai as against Rs 63.86 at present.

EC identifies Cong, BJP, 8 others for default


he Election Commission (EC) has identified 10 political parties, including BJP, Congress and CPI, for 'defaulting' on their submissions to it of their election expenditure statements for various Assembly polls held recently in the country. Apart from BJP, Congress and CPI, parties like AIADMK, IUML, Janata Dal (Secular), National People's Party, Rashtriya Janta Dal, United Democratic Party and Zoram Nationalist Party have been identified for not submitting their account statements for various Assembly elections, according to a final report prepared by EC yesterday. EC has issued letters to all these 10 parties to ensure that the said expenditure statements are submitted "in the prescribed format letter along with a scanned copy of the same (in pdf format) provided in CD/pen drive at the earliest".

Over Rs.313 crore seized during polls, AP tops


ver Rs.313 crore cash has been seized by Election Commission (EC) in the more than two months since the announcement of the 16th general elections with Andhra Pradesh topping the list in cash and liquor interceptions during this period. EC-appointed surveillance and flying squads intercepted cash, liquor and narcotics as part of the central poll body's directive to check black money use and illegal inducements to the electorate. In the cash seizures list, Andhra Pradesh leads the tally with over Rs 153 crore intercepted followed by Karnataka with over Rs 28 crore, Maharashtra (over Rs 25.67 crore), Tamil Nadu (over Rs 25.05 crore) and Uttar Pradesh (Rs 24.07 crore). The total cash seizure stood at Rs 3,13,31,76,868. As to liquor interceptions, EC teams seized a maximum of 1.44 crore litres in Andhra Pradesh followed by over 11.50 lakh litres in Punjab, 11.32 lakh litres in Gujarat, 8.46 lakh litres in West Bengal and 7.25 lakh litres in Uttar Pradesh. The total liquor seized between March 5, when the polls were announced, and yesterday's last phase of voting stands at 2,25,67,476 litres. As for narcotics seizure, EC teams intercepted a total of 1.85 lakh kg of drugs with the highest haul of 1.39 lakh kg coming in Punjab.


EW DELHI: The national voter turnout of 66.38 percent in the 2014 general election was the highest ever in Indian polls, the Election Commission said on Monday as the final phase of polling covering 41 seats in three states replicated the trend of increased voters' participation seen in the previous eight rounds. The overall turnout in all the nine phases of polling this year stood at 66.38 per cent, posting the highest in the history of Lok Sabha elections, surpassing the previous best of 64.01 per cent in 1984 in the wake of the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The turnout in 2009 was 58.19 per cent. The polling on Monday in 18 seats of Uttar Pradesh, 17 in West Bengal and six in Bihar was by and large peaceful barring stray violence in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal which left 13 people injured. The highest polling was recorded in West Bengal, where stakes are high for Trinamool Congress hoping to retain all the 14 of the 17 seats decided in the last phase and gain a few more in its final push to position itself as a key player nationally post-poll. Bihar registered the second highest turnout in the last round with 58 per cent followed by Uttar Pradesh 55.29 percent. The turnout in Varanasi, one of the the most high-profile constituencies where Narendra Modi is pitted against AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal and Congress' Ajai Rai, was pegged at 55.34 per cent. It also witnessed a controversy over Rai displaying his party's poll symbol, following which an FIR was registered against the Congress nominee. Over nine crore voters were eligible to seal the

Prasad Singh were among the 90 candidates. In Uttar Pradesh, the highest turnout was recorded in Maharajganj 54.40 per cent followed by Varanasi and Azamgarh (52.3) As many as 328 candidates, including Modi and Mulayam Singh Yadav from Azamgarh, are in fray in this last leg of polling. In 2009 Lok Sabha polls, Samajwadi Party had clinched six of the 18 seats where polling was held today, BSP five, BJP four and Congress had man-

fate of 606 candidates, including Modi, Kejriwal and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav (Azamgarh) in the ninth phase of polling. In Bihar, the turnout yesterday was over 12 per cent higher in these seats than that in the last general elections in 2009 as voters ignored the searing sun and came out in large number in the six constituencies in the state where film-maker Prakash Jha and former union minister Raghubansh

TDP shines in Seemandhra, Congress sweeps Telangana H

YDERABAD: The ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh yesterday suffered a major blow in the urban civic body polls in Seemandhra region, where opposition TDP put up a stellar performance, but stole the show in Telangana for whose statehood the party claims credit.

CIVIC ELECTIONS Congress, which has ruled Andhra Pradesh for 41 of its 57 years of existence, faced a near wash-out in Seemandhra, which comprises the coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions, largely because it was seen as the villain of the piece for its role in the impending creation of Telangana, which will next


month become a separate state, reports PTI. The former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP has bagged over 60 municipalities out of more than 90 of them in the Seemandhra region. YSR Congress of YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who is staunchly opposed to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, was placed second with 17 municipalities so far in its kitty. In Seemandhra, TDP bagged five corporations, including Vijayawada, while YSRCP clinched two among which was Kadapa, the native district of Jaganmohan. Congress has so far won more than 20 municipalities out of a total 53 in Telangana, which would come into being as a new state on June 2.

Voters stand in long queues to cast their votes for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls in Varanasi on Monday. aged three seats. Polling in West Bengal went off more or less peacefully barring the injury to 13 persons were injured in a clash between CPI(M) and Trinamool Congress supporters at Haroa in North 24 Parganas district hosting Basirhat Lok Sabha constituency.

Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag to be new Army Chief N

EW DELHI: The Defence Ministry on Monday decided to go ahead with the process of appointing the next Army Chief as it recommended the name of Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag for the top post. The Defence Ministry sent its recommendation to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) shortly after receiving the go-ahead from the Election Commission to which the matter had been referred in view of the Model Code of Conduct, highly placed sources told PTI. The sources said the recommendation had only the name of 59year-old Lt Gen Suhag, who is the seniormost among the Lt Generals. It is now for the ACC, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to take a call on the recommendation.

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh will retire on July 31 and as per the tradition, the government announces the name of services chiefs two months before the tenure of the incumbent comes to an end.

India, others sign pact for sharing of tax info: FM


Telangana Congress president Punnala Lakshmaiah celebrates the party's victory in municipal elections in Hyderabad on Monday.

EW DELHI: India and scores of other countries, including Switzerland, have adopted a global declaration for automatic exchange of tax information, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday. The adoption of the Declaration on Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters last week comes in the backdrop of India stepping up pressure on Switzerland to share information on alleged illicit funds stashed away by

its citizens in Swiss banks. "The Declaration recognises that investments kept offshore by taxpayers should not go untaxed. It stresses that a key aspect of cooperation between tax administrations is effective exchange of information on automatic basis subject to appropriate safeguards," Chidambaram said. On May 6, 46 countries, including India and the European Union adopted the declaration, Chidambaram said.


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The crisis in Ukraine is a danger which is very difficult to gauge (and) whose contagion risk for other countries can barely be predicted...All the same, it can have severe economic consequences.

International Monetary Fund Chief, Christine Lagarde BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Religare calls a ‘Buy’ on Glenmark Pharma CMP: Rs. 570

Bulls In Total Control

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Tuesday (May 13, 2014) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose substantially on Monday (May 12, 2014) a net 155.45 points (2.27%) and closed at the 7014 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 6863 points level. It then declined by a point and registered the day’s low at the 6862 points level at 9.16 a.m. The index then rose sharply and turned into a range bound movement until 3.00 p.m. It then rose further and registered the day’s high at the 7020 points level at 3.20 p.m. and then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty remained above its previous close throughout the session, moved in a range of 157 points and closed above the psychologically important 7000 points level. Sentiment was extremely bullish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 43 were gainers, while 7 were losers. All the secotral indices barring healthcare closed in the green. Substantial buying was witnessed in PSU, oil & gas, power, auto and capital goods stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 8.52%. This change is moderate but indicates a wide participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was neutral. Amongst all the traded stocks, 781 were gainers, 768 were losers and 55 remained unchanged. Slow Stocha stic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen in the neutral zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is above the slow D line (positive if it continues). RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 60 level and is now rising (positive if it continues).

MACD Indicator: The MACD is above zero and is now rising (positive if it continues). It has crossed above its 9-day Average (positive and a buy signal).

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

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

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 6543 points level. The next support is at the 6446 points level.

Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance at the 6874 and 6933 points level were crossed above yesterday.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 6966 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6911. Support (2) = 6809. Resistance (1) = 7069. Resistance (2) = 7123. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a s econd consecutive and long white body candle on substantially higher volumes. In fact, yesterday's candle too is almost like a white body Marubozu candle. ( A W hite Marubozu forms when the open equal s the low and the close equals the high). This is positive. Further, the index has crossed above major resistance levels at the 6874 and 6933 points levels. The index is above its 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the four averages are rising. Moreover, the velocity parameters too are positively trended. All these indicate a positive bias and the possibility of a further upmove unfolding. Investors are advised to hold long positions.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6780) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 6766) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6755) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 6157) Positive. All the four average are positively trended. Positive.

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Target: Rs. 645

Glenmark Pharma’s Q4FY14 PAT at Rs 2.15bn (net of Rs 2.2bn Tarka loss) was in line with estimates. Sales grew 26% YoY (5% above) led by robust growth in RoW/ Latam (+50%/42%) even as domestic/US growth (+8%/17%) was lacklustre. EBITDA at Rs 3.6bn (+33%) was buoyed by gross margin gains (+180bps YoY). We trim our FY15-FY16 EPS by 7-8% on a slower pace of US approvals and higher tax rates. Our Mar’15 TP thus reduces to Rs 645 (vs. Rs 665). Key catalysts: niche US launches (Vanos, Micardis) & upside from R&D pipeline. Domestic recovery likely, US momentum to pick up gradually: Growth in key markets was below par in Q4 due to a high base (+33% last year in India) and the absence of new approvals in the US (sales up 2.5% in US$). But strong RoW/Latam business aided revenue growth. Management has guided for 17% sales growth in FY15, which is likely to be driven by the domestic (18%) and RoW/Latam (20%+) markets, while US growth (12-15%) hinges on the pace of new product approvals (7 approved in FY14, 10-12 likely in FY15). Niche US launches like Micardis, Vanos and Nexium (in FY15) could surprise positively. Interestingly, over 60% of the 65 ANDAs pending approval are in niche segments like dermatology, oral contraceptives and oncology injectibles. Margins sustainable despite rising R&D outlay: Q4 EBITDA margins at 21.3% (+109bps YoY) were 50bps below estimate due to a surge in R&D spend (200bps impact), even as high RoW/Latam sales aided gross margins (+180bps). While R&D spend is likely to reach 10% of sales (vs. 9% now), high-margin US launches and domestic growth recovery would help sustain margins at 21.5-22% levels. Earnings call takeaways: (a) FY15 guidance: Core EBITDA at Rs 15bn, capex at Rs 4.5bn, gross debt to remain stable (Rs 33bn), net working capital at 105-115 days. (b) R&D pipeline: GRC 17536 Proof of Concept data expected in Q2FY15 and trial results for Crofelemer likely in FY15. (c) Latam business to turn profitable (EBITDA level) soon, (d) US pipeline to remain focused on low-competition, niche segments.

India Infoline calls a ‘Buy’ on Talwalkars Better Value Fitness CMP: Rs. 176

Target: Rs. 204

Talwalkars’ reported 17.7% yoy rise in net revenues driven by growth in value added services and gym additions. Operating synergies and sourcing benefits support 190bps yoy margin expansion to 58.2%. Higher finance costs due to short term loans offset by lower minority interest; PAT up a healthy 22.6% yoy. Company added 14 fitness centres during the fiscal and posted ~24%/22% rise in FY14 revenues/PAT. Remain +ve on growth prospects along with scope for same store sales improvement; retain BUY with revised target of Rs204. Q4 revenues up 17.7% yoy; FY14 revs/PAT up ~24%/22%: Talwalkars Better Value Fitness (TBVF) posted 17.7% yoy rise in Q4 revenues driven a mix of growth in value added services like NuForm, Reduce and Zumba as well as sales push from various offerings (New Year, EMI scheme, Women’s day etc); EMI scheme with annual gym membership also generated active leads. Company now offers Reduce weight loss program in more than 100 centres along with the launch of an online version. Volume growth was supported by addition of 14 fitness centres in FY14. An expanded gym base yielded operating costs synergies and sourcing benefits which drove a 190bps yoy rise in EBIDTA margin. Accelerated depreciation and higher financial expense was offset to an extent by lower minority interest; PAT grew a robust 22.6% yoy while FY14 revenues/PAT too jumped ~24%/22%. Retain BUY on robust growth prospects, reasonable valuation: Company aims to expand health clubs in locations which can yield an incremental RoCE of 25% and improve same store sales from 4-5% to 8-10%. In terms of expansion plans, company has signed a master franchisee for 30 HiFi (no frills gyms) in Tier III and IV towns over the next three years with two HiFi gyms already operational under the agreement. We revisit our FY15/16 estimates in lieu of full year results and remain positive on the growth prospects available at reasonable valuation of 10.1x FY15 PE. Retain BUY with revised 9-12mth target of Rs204 (earlier Rs190).

Motilal Oswal calls a ‘Buy’ on Cummins India CMP: Rs. 530

Target: Rs. 620

Valuation and view: KKC has seeded various growth levers (like LHP gensets for domestic / exports, MHP gensets, Recon, etc). We expect the revenue contribution of these segments to increase from 8% of in FY13 to 23% in FY16, and will drive 15% revenue CAGR till FY16E. Key triggers are: i) incremental success in LHP genset (both domestic and exports), which contributed ~INR4b to revenues in FY13 and internal targets are ~INR15-20b over the next 3-5 years ii) MHP genset exports (likely from July 2014) to provide a much larger global canvas iii) possible demand recovery in US and Europe (which would drive HHP exports), and iv) pick-up in the recon business with implementation of CPCB-II. We maintain Buy, with revised price target of INR620 (20x FY16E).

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Sensex, Nifty close at record highs  Finance Minister to review annual performance of Public Sector Banks and Financial Institutions today  Diesel prices may be hiked by up to Rs 1 a litre  Airtel facing demands worth Rs 5,817 cr from DoT  Pharma exports up 10.5% in Apr  TajGVK Hotels & Resorts Q4 Net rises to Rs 4.92 cr.

Three Scenarios That Could Influence The Markets Investment Strategy Ahead Of Election Results

By A Business Reporter


he Markets have been rallying based on expectations that NDA will form the government, but it could respond differently post the announcement of exit polls and election results. Karvy Stock Broking has in a Research report toyed with three possible scenarios and guesstimates the probable outcomes. It also advises on an 'Investment Strategy to adopt ahead of the Election Results – 2014'. According to it, “The index could rally higher under scenario 1, whereas it could remain range bound within 5% under scenario 2. On the contrary, Nifty could see a massive sell-off in case of any occurrence of scenario 3, which was the least factored in by the market.” Scenario 1: NDA getting above 260 seats – Majority of the market participants are of the view that this is the most likely scenario as reflected in the pre market rally between Feb and Apr 2014. The

Bahrain Chamber Of Commerce & Industry Signs MoU With AIAI To Promote Bilateral Trade By A Business Reporter



ll India Association of Industries (AIAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The MoU was signed between Vijay Kalantri, President – AIAI and Dr. Esam Abdulla Fakhro, Chairman, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The highlights of the MoU are: a) Exchange of trade and investment related information in order to promote international trade and investments, between the concerned countries. b) Exchange of business proposals for joint ventures, collaborations, technology transfers. c) Promote the exchange of trade missions between India and Bahrain and set up business contacts. d) Wherever possible and appropriate, to exchange information and assist each other in the organization of/or participation in international fairs, exhibitions and trade promotion events to be held in their respective countries and assist and encourage their members in participating in such events. Kalantri, President, All India Association of Industries (AIAI) remarked that the signing of MoU will enhance co-operation between India and Bahrain

political dynamics could change significantly for every ten incremental seats over and above projected 260, as parties playing the ‘Cat on the Wall’ game could plunge towards the power center. This could facilitate strong leadership and measures for economic growth, which is a long term positive factor for the Indian stock markets. The Nifty could gain over 15% in the next 6 -9 months if the scenario pans out. Scenario 2: NDA getting around 220 seats – This will be a tad disappointing case for the market participants who factored in the scenario 1. In this case, the government could be formed by post-poll alliances or parties willing to support the government from outside. This may increase the risk of instability and policy logjam depending upon the post-poll alliance parties in the government. The Nifty could move within the 5% range on either side in the next 3 months after which market movement will depend on subsequent political developments.

Scenario 3: NDA getting less than 200 seats – This will be very disappointing for the market participants who factored in the scenario 1. In this case, a third front might try to form the government with direct or in-direct support from the UPA, which could significantly increase the risk of instability and policy logjam. The major concern with the third front is lack of consensus on a prime ministerial candidate among the eleven regional parties who have agreed to work on ‘common ground’. In this case, the markets could completely give-up all the gains in the pre-election rally and correct further depending upon the composition of the government. The Nifty could correct over 15-20% in the next 3-6 months if the government is formed under this scenario. “Considering the potential risk involved if the scenario 3 occurs, we advise hedging your holdings by buying May 6800 Put options in equal exposure' the Karvy report concludes.

Healthy Rate Of Growth Projected For Pharma Exports Business Reporter


ndia's pharmaceutical exports grew 10.5 %, year-on-year, to USD 1.26 billion in April, according to the Commerce Ministry data. "This year we are expecting a healthy rate of growth in pharma exports. Regions like Africa will help in enhancing exports," said an official. Pharma exports registered the slowest growth in at least 15 years at 1.2 % to USD 14.84 billion in the 2013-14 fiscal, amid growing tension with the US over intellectual property rights related issues. "2013-14 has seen a slowdown in growth because of the US raising concerns and due to increase in global competition," Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council (Pharmexcil) Executive Director PV Appaji said. He added however that the sector is expected to record a growth if around 12 % this fiscal.

A government strategy paper has fixed an overall export target for the sector at USD 25 billion 2014-15. A report by India Ratings & Research has said that pharma exports to the US are expected to keep growing despite a spate of import alerts issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) in 2013. The US is the top destination for Indian pharma exports followed by the UK. America accounts for about 25 % of India's pharma exports. The Obama administration has been strongly criticising India's investment climate and IPR laws, especially in the pharmaceuticals sectors. In order to boost exports and promote brand India, the Commerce Ministry along with Pharmexcil is organising a 3-day fair from May 21 in Mumbai where over 500 international buyers from over 110 countries are participating.

Telecom Subscribers Rise To 933 Million By A Business Reporter


riven by mobile connections, the country's telecom industry added over one million users in March, taking the total number of subscribers to 933 million, as per latest data released by telecom regulator TRAI. "The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 931.95 million at the end of February, 2014 to 933.00 mil-

lion at the end of March, 2014, thereby showing a monthly growth of 0.11 per cent," the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said in its report on subscription data for March 2014. Mobile telephony continued to be growth driver of the industry with net addition of new subscribers standing at 1.15 million, taking total wireless subscriber base to 904.51 million.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Microsoft Launches First Dual-SIM Lumia 630

Microsoft yesterday launched its first dual-SIM Lumia smartphone for Rs 11,500. The new phone from Microsoft Devices is powered by the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, features a 4.7-inch display and 5 megapixel auto-focus camera. It has built-in low power sensors for health apps such as pedometers. The company also launched a treasure tag, which allows users to track things like keys and bags. Smaller than a matchbox, the device alerts smartphone users when they go beyond 10 metres of the tagged item.

FedEx Strengthens Its Domestic Supply Chain Services

FedEx Corp. has announced the successful integration of its AFL and UFL businesses in India. Since the acquisition in 2011, FedEx has focused on strengthening its domestic transportation and supply chain capabilities to meet the demands of Indian businesses. FedEx now offers end-to-end logistics solutions, including international and domestic air express services, domestic ground services, warehousing and supply chain management. Industries with complex supply chain requirements will gain a competitive advantage by using FedEx domestic ground and supply chain services.

Lanxess Appoints Dr. Jacques Perez As Managing Director

Dr. Jacques Perez has assumed the position of Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Lanxess India and acts as Country Representative of Lanxess in India with effect from May 1, 2014. This is in addition to his earlier responsibility as a Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Lanxess since April 2013. Backed by a rich multi-cultural experience of over 25 years, Dr. Perez has worked for the pharmaceutical industry in Europe, South America and Asia.

Dena Bank Q4 Net Rises 49% To 187.28 Cr

Dena Bank has posted a net profit of Rs. 187.28 cr for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 as compared to Rs. 125.67 cr for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Total Income increased from Rs. 2539.74 cr for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 to Rs. 2866.78 cr for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. The Bank posted a net profit of Rs. 551.66 cr for the year ended March 31, 2014 as compared to Rs. 810.38 cr for the year ended March 31, 2013. — Business Desk with inputs from PTI





 Northeast China, early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986. The Khitan army takes its revenge for a past massacre, abducting General Yang Ye (Adam Cheng) and leaving his wife and seven sons to rescue him and fall into their deadly trap. Led by the first son (Ekin Cheng), the seven - two of whom have never seen combat - set out with a small band of fighters to face an army of thousands, brave the treacherous Wolf Mountain, face the nemesis of their shared history, and find the way back alive - all to bring their father home. HBO , 11.35 p.m .



 After his attempt to sever ties with Abu Nazir, Brody finds himself reliving his captivity and recommits to his mission. Star World, 9 p.m.



 Narad informs Banasur that Aniruddha is missing and Ganesha reassures Mahadev that he will do everything he can to reinstate the balance of shubta and help restore the purity in Agni. Banasur informs Mahadev about Yadhuvanshi’s accusation and takes a promise from Mahadev to not intervene until he requires. What is his plan behind this? Life Ok, 8 p.m.


 Asia is one of the most beautiful and varied regions of the world and its forests hold many interesting creatures that have adapted in the face of adversity. WILD ASIA brings for its viewers Asia’s untamed wilderness and an intimate look at the amazing animals that call wild Asia home. From India to Indonesia to Japan, explore Asia’s sparkling shorelines, arid deserts and lush rainforests, unveiling the exotic mysteries hidden within this continent of contrasts. Ani mal Pl anet, 8 p.m.


 Could superheroes actually exist? Prepare to be amazed, astounded and astonished as presenter Tim Fitzhigham goes on a mission to seek out humans with impossible powers – so he can go head to head with them. In each episode, Tim meets one real life superhuman and in order to prove, or disprove, their extraordinary abilities, he challenges them to three unbelievable super tests. This is exactly as dangerous as it sounds, so Tim uses state of the art technology, real medical science and his very own expert mission doctor as he prepares for his challenges. Immersive, high-tech and exciting, SUPERHUMAN CHALLENGE is a fun way to communicate science to kids...and of


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course, search for superheroes. Di scover y, 8 p.m.


 Join Chris on MASSIVE MACHINES as he finds out the details behind some of the largest machines ever created and used today. D iscovery Science, 7.30 p.m.


 Jodha decides on returning to Agra, knowing this Jalal is ecstatic. After returning to Agra, Jodha understands that Mahamanga has conspired against Akbar and in a jest, she confronts Mahamanga. Will Jodha help Jalal get over the pain or will the two devise a plan to avenge her? Zee T V, 8 p.m.


 At bus stop Ayesha shouts on Aditya, Nilofer takes Ayesha with her. Aditya is shocked to see her eyes. Avantika informs she has been chosen for mayor of Mumbai, all happy. Harish and Aneesha decide to execute their plan in party so Aditya can move ahead in his life. Star Plu s, 10 p.m.


 After failing in a scheme to steal Leonardo Da Vinci's airship blueprints, the Musketeers are disbanded by Cardinal Richelieu leaving Athos, Porthos and Aramis on the streets of Paris. In the meantime, the young, reckless and ambitious D'Artagnan has set off from Gascony with dreams of becoming a musketeer himself, not realizing that they have been disbanded. In no time, D'Artagnan manages to offend Athos, Porthos and Aramis on different occasions and challenges them all to duels. However before the duels can take place they are attacked by guards, trying to arrest them for illegal dueling. The ex-musketeers and D'Artagnan fight off the soldiers, leading to the four men becoming a band with the motto of "All for one, and one for all". Count Richelieu is not only determined to be rid of the musketeers, but also schemes with Athos' former lover Milady to undermine the reign of King Louis and his wife. Pi x, 9 p.m .  Kishen is a newspaper baron married to Kaajal, a housewife who suspects her husband of having numerous non-existent affairs. Pooja is the believing wife of ever-philandering globe-trotting businessman Prem. Kishen and Prem are thick pals. Sanjana falls in love with Prem's loyal photographer Sunny and

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 K.K. Khosla is a middle class man living in New Delhi. He is a simple man with simple tastes. The plot starts with a scene where Khosla dreams about his death. The irony is that nobody cares about his death; instead his children & neighbours are more interested in their materialistic needs. One early morning in Delhi, Khosla wakes up and plans to go to the site where he has purchased a plot to build his house. He is accompanied by his wife, eldest son Bunty, second son Chironji Lal Khosla, and his daughter. When they reach the spot they find that the site has been occupied by someone else and on further investigation find that it has been captured by a property usurping nexus headed by a man named Kishan Khurana. Khurana demands Rs. 15 lakhs to vacate the plot, which Khosla refuses to give. Bunty gathers few local strongmen and forcefully destroys the walls and re-occupies the plot. B4U, 9 p.m.

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Mega Moves How It’s Made Mythbusters The Gadget Show How It’s Made Popsci’s Future of… Mean Machines Massive Machines How It’s Made Make Me A Millionaire Inventor 10.00 Ultimate Weapons 11.00 How Do They Do It?

News in Marathi Ek Divas Celebrity Sobat Daivacha Ha Khel Nirala Mazi Maye Bheti Lagi Jiva Sansar Maza Wegala News in Marathi Aatmabhang Nati Goti Krishi Darshan Amachi Mati Amachi Mase News in Marathi Saraswatichandra Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar Pavitra Bandhan Hum

9.30 Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum 10.00 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani: Part I: Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Upen Patel, Salman Khan, Sully, Darshan Jariwala

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P.M. 1.00 Mutua Madrid Open 2014-Final 3.00 Road To Brazil 3.30 Superstar BPL h/ls 4.00 Premier League Review 5.00 Barclays Premier League 7.00 Road To Brazil 7.30 National Icon 8.00 La Liga 9.00 Liga Bbva 13/14 9.30 Superstar BPL h/ls 10.00 Road To Brazil 10.30 National Icon 11.00 Premier League Review



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Red Dog, Zee Studio, 8.05 p.m.

they get engaged. Kishen gets tired of his jealous wife and tries to have an affair with Bobby, a call girl. Due to circumstances, Bobby is introduced as the wife of Kishen during Sanjana's wedding, and as Sunny's wife to Kaajal. It becomes a bundle of confusions when all three couples meet. Fi lmy, 9 p.m.

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 Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master. Zee Studio, 8.05 p.m .  Vicky Kapoor, the only son of multi-millionaire industrialist, Amarnath , grows up to be an alcoholic, a spolit brat with a good heart. Amarnath has detached himself completely from Vicky’s life, and provides him money in lieu of affection and care, leaving this to be taken care of by Munshi Phoolchand. Vicky is very resentful of being ignored by his dad in this manner, and leaves no stone unturned to mock and belittle him at every available opportunity. Amarnath hopes to get his son married, but Vicky loves Meena (Jayapradha), the daughter of a poor blind man, which is not acceptable to Amarnath. One day, Amarnath decides he has had enough and decides to turn Vicky out of his house. He has him sign waivers, and asks him to get out, which Vicky happily does. Zee Cinema, 9 p.m.


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 In tonight's episode, we will see that Aaliya catches Barkat as she trying to brainwash Shazia and Nafisa. Later on, Aaliya confronts Barkat. Barkat walks away crying and she creates a scene before Zain. Zain fires Aliya. Zain insists that Aaliya must apologise to Barkat. Colors, 9 p.m.


Afternoon Despatch & Courier

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, DDI, 10 p.m.

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Alice In Wonderland Deja Vu Enemy of the State Red Dog Cowboys and Aliens The Spirit


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Sonali Kulkarni and Milind Phatak


By Vijay Shanker

IXTEEN dance institutions gathered to celebrate International Dance Day at the Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre as they defined the theme of ‘Dance to A Different Melody’ in a festival organised by one of the the Vice-Presidents of the World Dance Council of UNESCO, Lata Surendra. The audience absolutely loved the manner in which each veteran of different styles used the potency of the dance idiom to reach out with the visual splendor of their styles. Students of Smitalay of the renowned Odissi veteran Jhelum Paranjpe presented the Ganesh Vandana. The item was choreographed by Ankur Bhallal, a senior

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HRIRANG Pratishthan, an organisation set up and run by Mukund Athavale who is a music enthusiast, holds a programme every month on the last Tuesday. The audience is treated to a solo tabla recital in this programme which is usually held at the Savakar Kendra, Vile Parle (East). “While the Parle centre will continue we are starting new centres in Thane (West) as well as Mulund (East). There is a real craze for the tabla which we need to cater to. Moreover, there are scores of young as well as established tabla players who have enough material to present a solo tabla recital”, said Athavale. The programme began with a solo tabla recital by Ramdas Palsule who is one of the brightest tabla players of the country. He has accompanied instrumentalists of the eminence of Shahid Pervez (sitar), Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor) and Ronu

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also act out the character and when the shows started, the OPULAR play, White play reached the pinnacle of Lily Knight Rider, writ- glory and was adapted for a ten and conceived by Hindi and English version as late actor–writer Rasika Joshi, well. Including all over Mahaactor Milind rashtra, the play was perPhatak and formed also on foreign soil. Girish Joshi, had Sonali says, “Rasika was my its 100th per- good friend and I was devasformance on tated by her passing away. Sunday at Shiv- When I had seen the play and aji Mandir. This Rasika’s performance, I was Dinu play about a taken up by it and her charPednekar couple who acter and so when the shows meets online and then strug- had stopped, I stepped in to gles to keep their relationship produce the play along with together, when initially per- Dinu and also performed formed, had taken the audi- Rasika’s character along with ences by storm but due to the Milind Phatak and today we untimely passing away of have reached the 100th mileRasika Joshi, producer Dinu stone. I am happy but miss Pednekar had stopped its my friend Rasika”. performances but actress Producer Dinu Pednekar and writer Sonali Kulkarni, attributes the success to was enamoured by the play “good writing and good perand decided not only to take formances.” He thanks Sonali Rasika’s mantle of the charac- and intends to perform 300 ter (Bhakti Deshmukh) but shows in the future.

Celebrating International Dance Day disciple of Jhelum Paranjpe. Ankur Bhallal’s creativity was further endorsed in the item with a profound focus on global warming where he

innovatively used the Earth Song by Michael Jackson. The Raymond Miranda Company of Dance presented three distinctive

A treat for music lovers Mazumdar (bansuri). Palsule hails from Pune and is originally an engineer who has given up engineering for pursuing a career as a tabla artist. He is the pupil of veteran Suresh Talwalkar. “A tabla artist though trained in a particular gharana plays compositions

from different gharanas to make his presentation colorful”, Palsule said in an interview. He belongs to the Farukhabad school of the tabla. “I believe in maintaining the tradition and also in doing my own bit of innovation. Suppose there is a traditional pattern which is divided into four segments (chatusra), I will use my imagination and play it as a three-segment piece (teesra)”, he added. He was accompanied on the harmonium by Siddhesh Bicholkar. Padma Talwalkar, a senior singer, has been trained in the Kirana, Gwalior and Jaipur gharanas. Talwalkar, now 64, is the first recipient of the Kesarbai Kerkar scholarship instituted by the NCPA way back in 1970. Talwalkar's husband, Suresh, is a tabla veteran and her son Satyjit is also a sought-after tabla artist of the young generation. Padma Talwalkar

dances in contemporary and Indo-jazz adding a new dimension to the festival's theme of ‘One World-One Dance’. Padmini Radhakrishnan’s creativity 'Imagination Boundless’ was done full justice to by her committed disciple Dr. Jayashree Rajagopalan, a renowned exponent of Bharata Natyam. Senior disciple of Maestro Dr. Padma Subramanium presented an interesting choreography -'Sangamam' - representing the confluence of two different forms of Indian music - Carnatic (Saranga Ragam) and Hindustani (Kedar Raag) sheathing the classical dance item. has developed tremendous control over her vocals with sustained practice over almost six decades. Although she has a big repertoire of rare and compound ragas sung by the Jaipur gharana singers, she prefers to select common ragas like Yaman, Kedar or Bihag. There is one very famous composition in the raga Durga which is set to the 10-beat jhap taal. There is always a demand from the audience for this song which she generously accepts. The first Shrirang Pratishthan programme in Thane has raised many expectations. Jyoti Phagre Iyer is a dedicated musician who has been sincerely pursuing the Jaipur as well as Gandharva Mahavidyalaya style. Her full length concert at Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre was a good mix of sincere and hesitant presentations. She sang khyals in ragas Multani and Yaman. Jyoti is now a pupil of Raghunandan Panashikar and has a studious approach to music.

BRIEFS ‘Gentleman’s’ music launched

THE music launch of MR Films' Gentleman was held recently at Kohinoor Park at the hands of prominent writer Mallika Amarsheikh. The film, directed by actor director Asit Redij, stars Sanjay Narvekar, Tejawini Patil, Usha Nadkarni, Viju Khote, Deepak Shirke, etc. The film is about corruption and how two boys fight it. The music is by Satishchandra and lyrics by Nazhar Khan. The producer is Rahul Gaware. The film releases on May 16.

Music launched for ‘Hu Tu Tu'

THE music launch of Balasaheb Bhoir’s Hu Tu Tu was held recently at the hands of Vasant Davkhare and in the presence of Sharmila Thackeray, Vijay Kondke, etc. The music is by Hindi virtuoso music composer Anand Raj Anand. The film deals with the tug of war between two generations. The lyrics are by Prakash Rane. The film stars Ashok Saraf, Varsha Usgaonkar, Jeetendra Joshi, Hemant Dhome, Manasi Naik, etc.

‘Chiranjeev’ launched

PRODUCER Director Ramesh More, with the help of a Malayalam director, launched Chiranjeev, which is to be shot in the exotic locales of Konkan. The film's logo was unveiled recently. The movie stars Bharat Jadhav, Kishor Kadam, Alka Kubal Athalye, Bhargavi Chirmule, Ravi Kale, etc.

Naad Bindu festival

CHINMAYA Naada Bindu (CNB) – a Gurukul for Indian Performing Arts – returns for the fourth year with its Naada Bindu Festival (NBF), a three-day performing arts retreat designed to introduce its audience to an 'Arts-as-a-Lifestyle' experience. Scheduled from May 23 to 25, this year’s festival presents a thoughtful blend of both classical and the contemporary music and dance. It will be held at Chinmaya Vibhooti, in Kolwan near Pune.

‘Samarthya’s’ music launched

The music launch of Swayambhu Productions' Samarthya was held at VITS Hotel recently. The music is by Rajesh Sawant and Pranay Adangale. The film stars Arun Nalawade, Asawari Joshi, Nakul Ghanekar, Sheetal Pathak, etc. The film releases in the last week of May.

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ENUKA SHAHANE will be seen portraying the central character in the Marathi movie, Te Aath Divas (Those Eight Days), which is nearing completion. From a careeroriented, ambitious young woman who leaves behind her year-old daughter to pursue a career in the USA to a woman who returns to India to be a part of her daughter’s marriage and who after sensing an obstacle in her wedding, decides to firmly stand behind her beloved daughter even by inviting opposition and displeasure from the family, Renuka’s performance in the film displays a varied range. This feature film is written by Shashank Kewle and directed by Shyam Dhanolkar. It has been produced by Sweta Sudhir Jadhav, Shekhar Pradhan and Kisshor Dhargalkar.

The story of the movie is set in eight days. It is the story of a joint-family. Actors Tusshar Dalvi, Avinash Masurekar, Atul Todankar, Suhas Paranjape have complemented Renuka for her stellar performance. Young actors, Aaroh Velankar, Deepali Morchikar and Aashay Kulkarni, too have done well. The lyrics scripted by Saumitra have been beautifully composed by music director Vikas Bhatavdekar.


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ACROSS: 1 American author's good books accepted by publisher (6) 4 Heart in mouth, sends letters to lonely places (8) 9 College's former partner would suit either male or female (6) 10 Shoot an animal and bird (8) 12 In vulgar terms he certainly sounds able to appear like Napoleon (8) 13 A dynamic proposition (6) 15 Passports or search warrants, perhaps? (5,7) 18 Bureaucratic figure to fill in? (8,4) 21 Note the slight unsteadiness (6) 22 Blokes curse at what they have to put on (4,4) 24 Once let in, observed introductory hymn when mass is held (8) 25 Choose report about drink container (3-3) 26 Even now about to be embraced by a woman (8) 27 Businessman who takes too much interest (6) DOWN: 1 Grasps them tightly in cars (8) 2 In a religious home it has precedence (8) 3 Victory a foe then falsified for one of the Romeo and Juliet environments (3,4,2,6) 5 Acid in old city, I see (4) 6 Bust one's boiler to make mail train an express? (4,3,3,5) 7 Look well, so you decide it's all right to (3,3) 8 Got out of jail - odds on escape good at first (6) 11 Jane at precisely 5.51 am is about to compete in which throwing contest? (7) 14 Drunk, I'm one hunk of beef in


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





bed (7) 16 Ambitious man is told to win the lady! (2-6) 17 Getting someone to lasso the little devil isn't right (8)

19 Country gentleman's title initially lost (6) 20 Is a seaman unable to have been to university? (6) 23 To yield, and be generous (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 6 Loafing, 7 Lyric, 9 Ward, 10 Irresolute, 11 Gatepost, 13 Ripper, 15 Prim, 17 Brags, 18 Ogen, 19 Micron, 20 Kindness, 23 Bootlegger, 26 Soil, 27 Surge, 28 Sea-mile. DOWN: 1 Day-dreamer, 2 Aikido, 3 Igor, 4 All-sorts, 5 Aral, 6 Lhasa, 8 Cat's eye, 12 Track, 14 Prognostic, 16 Ruinous, 17 Bantered, 21 Norway, 22 Smile, 24 Tire, 25 Gosh.


ACROSS: 1. Courted 6. Elevate 7. Address the hall 8. Drink server 9. Animal trap


MATH PYRAMID 756 The goal of Math Pyramid is to fill the given pyramid with numbers such that the following three rules are satisfied. 1. A cell value must be sum or difference of the two cells below 2. A row cannot have duplicate numbers 3. A number cannot be less than 1 or more than the grid size





DOWN: 1. Lets go 2. Producer Spelling 3. Beauty queen adornment 4. Chemical compound 5. American inventor



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

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

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Libra 14th Vaishakh Shuklapaksha Chitra Tula (Libra) R.T. Red 1

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: The year begins with a respite from past tensions. If you have been misunderstood at work you are going back in circulation and are very much in demand too. Businessmen will be planning trips abroad to follow up work and also to sign fresh proposals. Financially, this is a very rewarding year. However, difficulties at home amongst family members could be upsetting. BABIES BORN TODAY: Good looking, plump attractive eyes and soft curly hair. Intuitive, expressive and artistic. Will be stubborn, assertive, and have a quiet ambitious streak. Will be fortunate, comfortable, happy and successful.






ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Today is a good day when you would like to try your hand at something new. Those in sales, media and communication will do very well. Gains from your efforts are indicated. Work proceeds smoothly throughout. Try to bring back romance and excitement in your life. Relationships are getting too staid and boring more due to neglect and being busy.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): You will try unconventional methods of work with remarkable success. A project or a certain deal that is considered full of risk with no chance of yielding profit will be taken up by you as a challenge. You will turnaround this project and make profit. Your efforts are appreciated. The engagement or marriage of a close friend could have you feeling that you have missed the boat. Rest assured your time is coming fast.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You are good at what you do; you will be given an important task that will raise your stock in the organization. It must be your endeavour to succeed at any cost. Financially it can work out to be profitable day provided you cash in on a tip you receive from an acquaintance. Try not to be judgmental but be good someone who may need your help and support today at work.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Secrecy is the key to success and hence you are required to maintain complete confidentiality about your plans. Do not take opposition lightly for there are strong elements working against you and if you are not on guard, you could very well suffer a setback, which could wipe out all the gains made earlier.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You can look forward to dues from work or the receipt of some money. Travel-oriented work will bring about success and profits. You will go out shopping or plan an entertainment program for this evening. Some happy developments in respect of children provide a sense of relief and satisfaction. Your mate plays a useful role.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): An increase in income assures you of a good future. Try to invest some money in savings on long-term basis. There will be demands for money from members of your family. But you have no choice but to look after the needs of others. Let not your problems interfere in your relationship with your beloved. The single maybe pleasantly surprised by the attention of a silent admirer.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): An offer of a partnership or joint venture will augur well for you. Some of you will get together with old colleagues and form a joint venture that has the potential for growth. At a meeting or conference you will make a good and lasting impression. Some visitors will drop in to see you. If you are meeting someone with a view for a future together rest assured that you are going to make a good impression.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Apprehensions about changes around could make you feel insecure about things in general. Do not jump to any conclusions; there could be some good coming out of what is happening. At home too you could face some problems because of a more aggressive stance that you have adopted of late. You need to be more understanding. Reach out show how much you care to those that love you.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): An unconscious urge to seek a change seems to be gnawing at you making it difficult to give your work and responsibilities their due attention. Do not force issues; the time has not come yet. What happens according to nature has a more lasting and sustaining result. The old could give way for new or your may discover a new meaning and strength in what exists.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Do not be in rush to conclude a new contract. You need to scrutinize each and every aspect, including its viability. It seems someone is trying to pass on a liability giving you false assurances of quick gains. It would be better to stick to routine activities at this juncture. Most things in your life are going along smoothly but personal relationships cause tension. Your mate or beloved could have a problem. Try to give things a more personal touch.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Normal business activity will assure a steady income. A proposal that can generate some quick money will have to be firmly rejected as it may conflict with the way you work and think. There will be profits no doubt, but you will lose your peace of mind. Family life may be a bit strained. Accept rather than change things for what you would like them to be. Bide your time right now.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Some of you can look forward to a promotion. You will diversify your business interests. This is the right time for you to set your goals for long-term benefits. Success is assured to you. Some favorable news, which you have been waiting for, will be conveyed to you. You can look forward to the good times fun and laughter with your mate or beloved. You have every reason to feel good about life.



QUICK CROSSWORD 4967 ACROSS: 3 Feudal estates (5) 8 First Greek letter (5) 10 "__ Frome" (Edith Wharton novel) (5) 11 Question of identity (3) 12 A fine fur (5) 13 A glazed earthenware (7) 15 Lowest deck (5) 18 A word meaning 'by way of' (3) 19 Happening every year (6) 21 Convert into a stony mass (7) 22 German Mister (4) 23 A wharf or a pier (4) 24 Long drawn out and boring (7) 26 Wearing no clothes? (6) 29 National Defence Academy, in short (3) 31 Moslem doctor or wiseman (5) 32 Erode, cause to diminish by constant usage (4,3) 34 Fundamental unit of capacitance (5) 35 Label or key on a computer keyboard? (3) 36 Streisand movie of 1983 (5) 37 Manage, as in "how will we __ __ without a car"? (3,2) 38 Honda City for one, Toyota Corolla for another (5)

DOWN: 1 City in Rajasthan (5) 2 No matter who (7) 4 Dies __ (4) 5 Serious offence (6) 6 Grim, frowning (5) 7 Pacific island group (5) 9 "Hip" anagram for a Greek character? (3) 12 Disfigured; having extensive marks on the body after an injury or an accident (7) 14 Louse or other parasite, its eggs (3) 16 A bacterial disease of the skin (5) 17 __ the devil with : causes severe damage to? (5) 19 Bound (7) 20 Nod's verbal equivalent (2-3) 21 A puncture (5) 23 Four singers (7) 24 Mexican treat - "at meal" anagram? (6)


SUDOKU 2153 Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.


Difficulty Level: 


Today’s clue: A equals P

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

25 Harem, ladies quarters in an Arab household (3) 27 Type of orange (5) 28 Holds up or exalts? (5)

30 Short and fat (5) 32 A donut shaped savoury south Indian dish (4) 33 A type of cereal grass (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 4 Upside, 7 Mean well, 8 Nourse, 10 Chuck, 13 Sark, 14 Dena, 15 Awed, 16 Hst, 17 Dome, 19 Este, 21 Geriatric, 23 Seti, 24 Test, 26 Won, 27 Shel, 29 As of, 32 A sad, 33 Trail, 34 Pentad, 35 Nickname, 36 Eyelet. DOWN: 1 AMLCD, 2 Cajun, 3 Ewok, 4 Ulnae, 5 Souk, 6 Disuse, 9 Orders, 11 Hep, 12 Cadet, 13 Sweated, 15 Ami, 16 HTC, 18 Orissa, 20 Sitar, 21 Gen, 22 Tel, 23 Solely, 25 Koi, 28 Hadnt, 30 Satay, 31 Flier, 32 Atul, 33 Tyke.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1972 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency

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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: 23 average; 26 good; 28 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: acne, acted, ANECDOTAL, cadet, canal, candela, candle, cane, caned, canoe, canoed, cant, cent, clad, clan, clean, cleat, clod, clone, cloned, clot, coal, coat, coated, coda, code, cold, colt, cone, coned, dance, deacon, decal, decant, enact, lace, laced, lance, lanced, lancet, locate, located, ocean, octal, octane, once, taco, talc.





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ANCHI: Chennai Super Kings would be aiming to go top of the table but a determined Rajasthan Royals stand in the way as the two sides gear up to clash in an IPL match here today. Tied on points with Kings XI Punjab, Chennai are second on the table due to a slightly lower net runrate. Chennai have won seven of their nine games and are aiming for their third title. Rajasthan are not too far behind, occupying the third spot with six wins from nine matches. Given their fine run, both the teams would start as equals in the match even though it was Chennai who came out trumps the first time the two sides came face to face in this season. Rajasthan are flying high after scoring an impressive win against Royal Challengers Bangalore against whom they chased down a massive 191-run target on Sunday night. In Karun Nair, they have discovered a fairly consistent batsman at the top who has silently worked towards cemeting his place in the side. The likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith and Sanju Samson have also been coming good, making Rajasthan a reasonbaly strong line-up to deal with for any opposition attack. Skipper Shane Watson is, however, due to make a big impact in

the tournament even though he has been producing fine cameos. On the other hand, Chennai are not any less when it comes to batting with an array of power-hitters such as Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Faf du Plessis besides skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. All these batsmen have been in fine form and it would take some effort by Rajasthan bowlers to contain


Chennai Super Kings player Mahendra Singh Dhoni during a practice session at Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) stadium in Ranchi on Monday.

UMBAI: The IPL Governing Council will take a final call today with regards to the protest letter it has received from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) against the shifting of the T20 tournament's final from Wankhede Stadium to M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. "We had a managing committee meeting today and the members were apprised of the media release put out by the BCCI about the shifting of the final to Bangalore. Meanwhile we are also in communication with BCCI and the Governing Council of IPL on the issue," said Ravi Savant, vice president of MCA who chaired today's managing committee meeting. "Mr Sunil Gavaskar (interim president of BCCI on IPL matters) has told us that they will discuss the letter and come back to us with their ruling tomorrow. We are hopeful it will be in favour of MCA," he added. MCA got a jolt last Saturday when the IPL Governing Council decided to shift the final of the high-profile event on June 1 from here to the Chinnaswamy

Stadium without assigning any specific reason for making the drastic change. "Considering that 20 matches of the ongoing IPL season were played overseas, the GC took a decision to try and take the playoffs to as many different stadia as possible. Several venues had expressed their interest in hosting the playoffs," BCCI had said when announcing the revised knock out schedule. MCA president Sharad Pawar had shot off the protest letter to the IPL Governing Council and all BCCI members, demanding the real reason behind shifting the June 1 final to Bangalore. The letter by Pawar had asked for the reason for this decision of the Governing Council. Protesting against the BCCI move, officials of the MCA have handed over their IPL accreditations to the tournament organisers. "The office bearers of MCA, managing committee members and the volunteers connected with the tournament have done so as we are not happy that the final has been taken away without assigning proper reason," MCA treasurer Vinod Deshpande said yesterday.

them. On the bowling front too, both the teams are evenly matched, but none of the sides feature any big name. Off-spinning all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is, however, Chennai's ex-factor and interestingly, he clinched the best bowling figures of the tournament so far, in the match against Rajasthan. Rajasthan, on the other hand, have discovered a late bloomer in 42-year-old leg-spinner Pravin Tambe, who has been in sparkling form.

Bradman’s first Test bat up for auction YDNEY: The cricket bat used by S Australian sporting legend Don Bradman to launch his Test career has been put up for auction and is expected to fetch up to Australian dollars 145,000. Bradman, who retired with a yet-to-be-topped Test batting average of 99.94, used the bat to open his Test career in the 1928 series against England. It was donated by him to the Sydney Sun newspaper in 1930 as a competition prize to raise money for a children's hospital and was held by the boy who won until 2008 when he sold it for Aus$145,000 ($136,000). The current vendor, an Australian collector, put it on display at the National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but has now decided to sell. "The market is tougher now but we expect to reach around the same price again," Max Williamson of Mossgreen Auctions in Melbourne told AFP.

No choice but to play positive cricket: Yuvraj

IPL Governing Council to decide on MCA letter today


BRIEF SCORES: Batting first Hyderbad Sunrisers scored 157 for three in 20 overs. [Aaron Finch 68, David Warner 55, Lasith Malinga 2/35].



ANGALORE: On the brink of being ousted from playoffs' contention, Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Yuvraj Singh said his team has no choice but to play positive cricket in their remaining five games to have any chance of being inside the top-four. "We have no choice. In next four to five games it is tough for us. We have to go in and be positive and go ahead play good cricket," he told reporters here Yuvraj, who scored a hurricane 83 in 38 balls against Rajasthan Royals in the last match, said Bangalore

have potential to win without much worrying about the remaining games. "We think we have the potential to win, but we are not thinking of four or five games at a time, but take game one by one as it comes," he said. Replying to a query, Yuvraj expressed hope that Bangalore would do better playing at home. "We are all aware in IPL games, you don't have much time. If we are travelling, it is tough to recover. Good thing is that we are playing at home, so hopefully we do better," he said.

India unlikely to produce pro snooker champ soon: Advani By Divya Suryanarayan

the top 16. I personally don't see an Indian winning any event in the UMBAI: Ace cueist Pankaj professional circuit in the near fuAdvani does not see an In- ture," Advani told PTI here. dian player winning at the world The Bangalore-based cueist, professional snooker circuit in the who is participating in the CCI near future even though he and Classic tournament in progress compatriot Aditya Mehta are cur- here, felt he and Mehta could be rently ranked in top 64. the stepping stones for future gen"It is a good sign (with two play- eration of Indian players to go and ers in top 64). It is still a long way create snooker history in the pro to go before we enter the top 32 or circuit.




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M Swarda Parab is all smiles after defeating Durva Deo in the finals the All India Ranking Championship Series Tennis Tournament.

Unseeded Swarda topples second seed Durva to win the title


UMBAI: Indian Oil got off to a cracking start by handing Indian Navy a 51 defeat in a Group-B round-robin league match of the Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PCB) Bank sponsored 10th Guru Tegh Bahadur Gold Cup All India Hockey Tournament, at the MHAL stadium, Churchgate, here from Monday evening. Earlier the outcome of the other two matches resulted in drawn encounters. First, Tamil Nadu XI who were twice in arrears showed excellent fighting spirit to hold Western Railway 2-2 in the opening Group-A match played in the morning. V. Raja scored both the equalising goals for the southern outfit while Amit Rohitdas and Jaykaran had scored the goals for the railwaymen. Later in the afternoon, South Central Railway rallied strongly from a 0-2 deficit to share the spoils with Comptroller & Auditor General also in a 2-2 draw. All the four goals were from penalty corner efforts. Azam Baig and Darshan O.S. were on target for CAG while Inocent Kullu and Mayank James got the goals for South Central Railway. Indian Oil comprising of former Indian stars in their ranks were completely in control against Navy side who were rudderless. The oilmen coordinated nicely to repeatedly make forays towards sailors citadel. They did not take too much time to rock the Navy as full back Sunil Yadav found success from the very first penalty corner in the 10th minute. A further three minutes later Roshan Minz from the right flank worked his way into the rival circle and beat goalkeeper M.K. Jakhar with a firm reverse hit. Indian Oil captain and Olympian Deepak Thakur joined in the party by scoring the third in the 31st minute. Thakur worked in tandem with Bharat Chikara to prise open the Navy defence before scooping past over an onrushing Navy custodian Jakhar to the far corner. The oilmen continued to pile on the pressure of the Navy defence and immediately on

UMBAI: After beating top seeded Pererna Vichar in the semifinals, unseeded Swarda Parabcreated another upset by toppling second seeded Durva Deo 6-7 (5), 6-2, 64 to claim the girls singles title in the All India Ranking Championship Series (Under-12) Tennis Tournament, hosted by Chembur Gymkhana here on Monday. The seventh standard student from Andheri’s Hansraj Morarji school added another feather in her achievements this season. Earlier, she had won the title in the event held at Vashi (Navi Mumbai) and had finished second best in the similar series event held by Tuff Tennis, Andheri. Swarda’s victory was all the more creditable as she fought back after the losing the opening set on tie-breaker. Not disheartened a bit, she dominated in the next two sets to romp home. However, top seeded bespectacled Rahul Verma and second seeded Darren Pereira played aggressively all the way before Rahul beat him in straight sets. Earlier, in the semifinals, Rahul did not have to sweat it much, as his opponent Amaan Tezabwala conceded the tie UMBAI: Indian Navy cruised to a comafter losing the first set. But Darren was fully fortable 5-2 win against Rashtriya stretched by Aryan Sharma before he made the Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) in an Elite Dititle round with a 6-5 (5), 6-2 win. vision ‘Super Six’ play-off match, of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League, played at the Cooperage ground, here on Monday evening. After Sunil Kumar had converted a penalty in the eight minute to give Navy an early lead, Pawan Kumar and Riyad K added to the score sheet, both netting MUMBAI: The Dilip Vengsarkar Foundation two goals each. For RCF their dead-ball spewhich runs three Dilip Vengsarkar cricket cialist Kuldip Masih struck two brilliant goals Academies at the Oval Maidan, Mahul, Chembur and at Chinchwad, Pune would be conducting its 19th under 14 age group tournament for Varroc Cup from today at the Oval Maidan. The two-day tournament is a selection trial will have four teams, namely, UMBAI: Otters Club’s Ishaan Jaffer and Sunil Gavaskar XI, Dilip Vengsarkar XI, Ravi Khar Gymkhana’s Aryan Makhija made Shastri XI and Sachin Tendulkar XI in the fray. clean sweep of all the five events with as All the teams are selected by the selection many as 35 new records were established committee of the Mumbai Cricket association. during the GMAAA Age group Swimming The tournament will be inaugurated by former championships, held at Tata Power SwimMumbai spinner and the member of the ming pool at Chembur there today. Mumbai selection committee, Sanjay Patil. Ishaan won the honours in 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m – all with record-breaking efforts in the free style category of the under17 events. He was also part of Otters’ gold winning 4x50m medley relay team. Aryan MUMBAI: Keki Kotwal, a former cricket sub topped in the under-14 category by winning committee member of the Cricket Club of the 200m,400, 800m and 1500m free style India, who went as manager of the Indian events. In addition he also bagged a gold in team to the ICC Knockout tournament in the 400m individual medley as well. Ishaan Nairobi, Kenya in October 2000, passed away Mehra of Wellingdon Sports Club, was second here. He was 75 and died after a battle best with four golds, a bronze with four new against cancer, according to sources. Kotwal, meets marks to his credit. who served on CCI's cricket sub committee for Monique Gandhi, after a fine show in the 27 years, had also attended a host of BCCI Dubai international meet earlier this month, Working Committee meetings when the late won the 200m (freestyle) 100m (breast Raj Singh Dungarpur headed the country's stroke), breaststroke, all record-breaking timapex cricket body. ings. Otters’ girl Akanksha Vora came close second best, aggregating 29 points with two

CAUGHT IN A TANGLE... South Central Railway team-mates were caught in a fix while clearing the field during their match against CAG at the MHAL stadium, Churchgate on Monday. resumption Thakur made the most of some sloppy Navy defending to fire home the fourth with an feeble angular drive from the top of the ‘dee’. Navy, who had missed a few chances, finally managed to find the target when Bharat Singh hammered hoe from close in the 51st minute before Olympian Prabhjot Singh superbly flicked in Minz’s square pass from the right to round off the tally in the 57th minute.

Navy cruise to easy win over RCF



Varroc Cup from today

from well executed free-kicks in each half. This was the first win for Navy after twin defeats in their opening two matches against Air India and ONGC. They have two games in hand against Mumbai Customs and Western Railway. Meanwhile this was the final pay-off encounter for RCF who finished at the bottom without a point. RESULTS: Elite Div Super Six play-off: Indian Navy 5 (Sunil Kumar 5th min (pen), Riyad K 14th & 51st, Pawan Kumar 64th & 70th) beat RCF 2 (Kuldip Masih 11th & 85th).

Results – Group-A: Group-A: Western Railway 2 (Amit Rohitdas 37th, Jaykaran 64th) drew with Tamil Nadu XI 2 (V. Raja 41st & 65th). Group-B: CAG 2 (Azam Baig 11th, Darshan O.S. 21st ) drew with South Central Railway 2 (Inocent Kullu 30th, Mayank James 40th); Indian Oil 5 (Sunil Yadav 10th, Roshan Minz 13th, Deepak Thakur 31st & 39th, Prabhjot Singh 57th) beat Indian Navy 1 (Bharat Singh 51st).

Prashant Chavan adjudged as ‘Anand Sri’

Ishaan, Aryan make clean sweep


Former Indian cricket team manager Kotwal dead

golds, three silver and a bronze. Avantika Chavan, another swimmer from Khar Gymkhana cornered golds in the 50m free style, 100m free style, 50m backstroke events. RESULTS: BOYS: 800m (Freestyle): Ishaan Jaffer (Otters)- 09:05.83 secs. 50m (Freestyle): Ishaan Mehra (WSC) -00:25.72 secs. 100m (Freestyle): Ishaan Mehra (WSC) – 00:56.37 secs. 800m (Freestyle): Aryan Makhija (Khar Gym) – 09:09.63 secs. 200m (Butterfly): Vedant Khandeparkar (Otters) – 02:19.00 (02:25.78). GIRLS: 800m (Freestyle): Monique Gandhi (Khar Gym) – 09:30:11 (09:35.32). 50m (Backstroke): Avantika Chavan (Khar Gym) - 00: 32.23 (00:32.41). 200m (breaststroke): Aarti Patil (PSP) – 02:59.49 (03:00.81). Individual winners in various categories were: BOY U17:: Ishaan Jaffer(Otters) – 35 pts (5 gold). U-14:Aryan Makhija (Khar Gym) – 35 pts (5 gold).U-12: Vinit Mane (Ozone) – 28 pts (4 gold). U-10: Aramaan Sikka (Otters) - 33pts (4 golds, 1 silver). GIRLS U-17: Monique Gandhi(Khar Gym) – 33 pts (4 golds,1 silver+ 4 NMR). U-14: Sanah Bhabha (Khar Gym) - 39 pts (3 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze). U-12: Kenisha Gupta (Radio Club) – 28 pts (4 golds, 1 silver + 1NMR). U-10: Seeya Bijlani (Khar Gym) – 24 pts – 2 golds, 2 silver).


HANE: Prashan Baban Chavan (Muscle Build Gym., Thane) was adjudged as 33rd 'Anand Sri' 2014 title winner in the Thane district level body building contest held under the auspices of Sri Anand Bharti Vyayamshala, Thane where witnessed 38 competitors participating in the event. Sujay Gym., Thane bagged the team championship with 13 points and The United Sports Club, Thane were the runners-up with 11 points. Vijay Gomes of Sri Sawmy Samarth Vyayamshala, Thane was declared as 'Best Poser'. Results: (1) Short Group: Prasad Zagde; Samarth Vyayam Mandir, Dombivali (2) Medium Group: Siddesh Raut, Anand Spurti Vyayamshala, Thane . (3)Tall Group: Girish Shetty, Sujay Gym., Thane (4) Suprt Tall Group: Prashant Chavan, Muscle Build Gym., Thane.



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ADRID: Spain aim to extend a historic run at the World Cup in Brazil as they target a fourth successive major tournament triumph. Vicente del Bosque has created a formidable football machine that won the European Championship in 2008, the World Cup in 2010 in South Africa and a second European title two years ago. Should Spain retain the World Cup, it would be the first time any country has sealed consecutive triumphs since Brazil in 1958 and 1962. They start in a tricky Group B however against the Netherlands, Chile and Australia. And there is scepticism as to how long a squad of players that have won almost everything at club as well as international level can dominate. Those fears were realised when a young and highly-motivated Brazil side destroyed Spain 3-0 in the final of the Confederations Cup last year. "Brazil are the big favourites for me," goalkeeper Pepe Reina admitted recently. Yet, Spain can point to their own experience in South Africa to prove that the dress rehearsal of the Confederations Cup isn't always the best indicator of how the World Cup will develop. None of the winners in each of the previous four Confederations Cups held the year before a World Cup have been able to repeat their success when the stakes are raised 12 months on. Indeed, Spain suffered a shock

2-0 defeat to the United States in 2009 before returning to conquer the world in 2010. A slow drip of fresh faces into a highly experienced squad has also sparked optimism that this Spain side will have the requisite hunger to drive them to success once more. The most noteworthy addition is that of Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, who completed his controversial conversion from Brazilian international to Spain's first-choice centre forward in under 12 months. Costa was allowed to switch allegiance as he had only previously represented Brazil in friendly matches and could prove to be a huge asset for Del Bosque in one of the few positions where Spain are lacking in depth. The emergence of Cesar Azpilicueta at Chelsea this season has made him the favourite to cover another problem position at right-back. Meanwhile, the Bayern Munich duo of Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez offer high quality reserve options in central midfield and defence respectively. Given the draining conditions that all sides will encounter in Brazil, though, fatigue remains the biggest worry for the reigning champions. On top of their commitments at international level, the majority of the Spanish squad have been involved in the final stages of European competitions for a number of years without a break.

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa completed his controversial conversion from Brazilian international to Spain's first-choice centre forward in under 12 months. [TOP RIGHT] Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque.

Cole quits England Curious to see standard of Indian football: Bundesliga star EW DELHI: Well aware of India's love for cricket, top after World Cup axe N players from Bundesliga club TSG


ONDON: Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole announced he was retiring from international football after being told he'd been left out of England manager Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup. "I got the call from Roy and agree England team should be about the young players," the 33-year-old Cole told his Twitter followers on Sunday. "We have a great manager and team and I wish them only success. I will be supporting them like a true fan. Thanks to everyone for everything," the 107-times capped Cole added ahead of Hodgson's official squad announcement on Monday. Cole's words indicated his failure to hold down a regular first-team spot at Chelsea this season, where he has been displaced by Spain's Cesar Azpilicueta, had cost him his England career.

1899 Hoffenheim are curiously waiting to see the "standard of soccer" in a country once described as world football's 'sleeping giant' by FIFA president Sepp Blatter. The club, which plays in the world renowned top-tier German league, touched down in the Capital on Monday on its way to Aizawl where they will play a friendly match against the triumphant Santosh Trophy Mizoram XI. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim has announced a star-studded squad for the India tour with German international Andreas Beck, Brazilian Roberto Firmino and Poland international Eugen Polanski spearheading the German side. "I'm really looking forward to the friendly match in Aizawl. I'm curious to know how the standard of Indian football is like and how much the people are inter-

OLAGHAT (ASSAM): Manipur outplayed defending champions Orissa 3-1 to clinch the 20th Senior National Women's Football Championships title, their 17th crown overall, at the Golaghat Stadium here. Bala Devi struck twice in the third and 55th minute with AIFF

IN BRIEF Cardiff to stage 2015 Ashes opener

LONDON: England will be hoping history repeats itself when their bid to regain the Ashes next year starts in Cardiff. Monday saw the England and Wales Cricket Board announce the international schedule for its 2015 home season. And it was the choice of the Welsh capital ground to stage the first Test against Australia, starting on July 8, that was arguably the most eye-catching decision. England were whitewashed 5-0 by their oldest foes in Australia during the 2013/14 Ashes, a reverse which led Andy Flower to stand down as team coach and be replaced by Peter Moores. It was at Cardiff where England and Australia played out a thrilling draw in the 2009 Ashes opener as the hosts last-wicket pair of James Anderson and Monty Panesar held out to deny the tourists victory.

RCA deputy president Mahmood Abdi condemns IPL final shift

JAIPUR: The newly-elected deputy president of the suspended Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and Lalit Modi's lawyer Mahmood Abdi today strongly condemned the IPL Governing Council's decision to shift IPL final from Mumbai to Bangalore terming it as N Srinivasan faction's handiwork. In a press release, Abdi "urged all member states of the BCCI to rise against the the unlawful, immoral and anti-cricket activities of N Srinivasan and his cronies, who are running the BCCI and IPL as their personal fiefdom". "Taking away of the IPL final match from Mumbai is condemnable is severest possible terms because a permanent cricket center like Mumbai has been denied of its conventional right to host the IPL final, that too without assigning any reason for such a drastic step," Abdi was quoted as saying by the release. "Mumbai being a pioneering cricket city which not just produced legendary cricketers but has classic cricket loving population which Srini and his cronies have sought to deprive of their traditional right to witness the game," Abdi added.

Mushtaq Ahmed appointed Pakistan spin bowling consultant

Roberto Firmino ested in the game. One gets to know primarily about cricket, if you hear about India and sports," Firmino, an attacking midfielder, said. The Germans are here as part

of one-week long tour organised by Switzerland-based Adamant Sports Management AG with the support of Presenting Partners – the German Bundesliga and IT major SAP.

Manipur crowned Senior National Football champions G


Women's Player of the Year Oinam Bembem Devi scoring in between in the 20th minute in the lopsided summit clash. Orissa reduced the margin in the dying minutes (90+1) of the tie courtesy substitute Sakina Nesa's close-range strike but it was too little too late for the defending champions.

Manipur last won the Championships in 2010. "It was a good win. I am really happy to end a fairly good campaign on a high but more importantly I would like to point out that the future stars who played in Orissa colours today have a lot of potential," an elated Bembem said after the match.

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board today appointed former Test leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as the spin bowling consultant of the national side. The PCB said in a statement that the coaching committee has unanimously recommended Mushtaq's name for the job and chairman Najam Sethi has stamped his approval. Pakistan's former off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who was also in fray for the job, lost out to Mushtaq as the committee was in favour of the leg-spinner. Mushtaq's appointment was expected after he had informed the new head coach of the England team, Peter Moores that he will not be available for the English team due to his Pakistan commitments. Mushtaq, 43, who has remained spin bowling consultant with the England side from 2008 onwards, has in the past worked as assistant coach of the Pakistan team in 2007 World Cup and in a home series.

Four FIFA courses allotted to India

NEW DELHI: World football's governing body FIFA has allotted four courses to India for overall development of the country's referees. Amit Ranjan Dev chaired the All India Football Federation's Referee Committee meeting, which was held at the Football House here. The committee appreciated FIFA's approval for four courses for further development of Indian referees. The four courses -- FIFA/MA course for referees, FIFA/MA course for assistant referees, FIFA/MA course for RA/RI and FIFA/MA course for women referees will be held in 2014.


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