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DESTROYING THEIR FUTURE Careers of 10,000 students in jeopardy after NMMC asks top three engineering colleges from Navi Mumbai to vacate their premises for not having Occupation Certificate (OC)

Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering

Datta Meghe College of Engineering

By Yatin Ingle

neering (Airoli), Smt. Indira Gandhi College of Engineering and Lokmanya Tilak College of he Navi Mumbai Municipal Corpora- Engineering – do not have occupation certifition’s (NMMC) notice to the top cates (OCs) for the buildings they operate from three engineering colleges of Navi so they will have to vacate the places as soon Mumbai ordering the vacating of their re- as possible. The NMMC had sent notices to the spective premises has put around 10,000 stu- three colleges on December 30, 2013. dents’ careers at stake. A student, who did not wish to be named The corporation has declared that three col- said, “What’s our fault if the college did not leges – N.Y.S.S. Datta Meghe College of Engi- have an OC? How can we get admission to an-


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PRODUCER VERSUS DIRECTOR The producer of ‘Albela’ has accused director Patwardhan of breach of trust and cheating By Neel Shah


Not so good news for us! The Kejriwal government has again implemented some more promises from their election manifesto.

ays before the start of the shooting of ‘Albela’, a biopic based on veteran actor-producer-director Bhagwan Dada, the film’s director has landed in trouble with the producer of the film lodging a case of cheating against him. Dr. Monish Babre, the film’s producer and owner of Kimaya Motion Pictures Pvt. Ltd., lodged a case of criminal breach of trust and cheating against director Niranjan Patward-

Niranjan Patwardhan han, who has earlier also assisted well-known director Madhur Bhandarkar in his films. Patwardhan has been Continued on pg 6 «

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other college in the middle of the semester?” Last year, a similar issue had been reported by the ADC, when the Supreme Court had asked Parshwanath College of Engineering to vacate its premises for the lack of an OC. Around 2,000 terrified students were shifted

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to nearby colleges. An official from the department of town planning, NMMC, said, “We have issued notices to these colleges and they have abide by them as soon as possible to avoid stricter action by the department.”

Another attack on Rajawadi doc triggers flash strike


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Pics: Sushil Kadam | ADC

By Shwetha Kannan


ardly has some time passed since resident doctors across the State rejoiced the fact that the implementation of the Doctors' Protection Act will deter people from assaulting doctors, Dr. Gaurav Haldankar, a resident doctor from the surgery department at BMC run Rajawadi hospital, Ghatkopar was assaulted during the wee hours of January 14 by a man named Asif Sheikh who had come to the hospital seeking medical assistance. The incident led to an outrage among the doctors at the hospital and they stopped working declaring a strike till the security of doctors was taken care of. The injury caused due to the assault, said fellow doctors at Rajawadi hospital, could have proved fatal had it been slightly deeper.

What happened: Speaking about the incident, Dr. Khizer Doctor, surgical registrar, Rajawadi hospital said, “At around 12:30 am on January 14, Sheikh came to Rajawadi with a small cut on his finger that was bleeding. At that time, Dr. Haldankar was busy stabilising a patient who had just been brought in and was serious as he had a stomach perforation. So I gave Sheikh the primary treatment for his wound which was not serious and then asked him to keep the wound pressed and wait for some time as we had other important cases to attend. But Asif kept coming inside the casualty demanding treatment. When Dr. Haldankar

Dr. Gaurav Haldankar, who was slashed in the neck a little after 12.30 am on Tuesday. asked him to wait, he attacked him with a surgical blade. We don't know from where he got the blade but he used it to attack Dr. Haldankar on his neck. Dr. Haldankar somehow body blocked him. Then the security and other staff came to his rescue and Sheikh was locked in a nearby room. Then we went to the police station for lodging a complaint. The man who attacked Dr. Haldankar was under the influence of alcohol. Had the cut gone deeper into the neck, Dr. Haldankar could have lost his life due to excessive

A patient who was apparently asked to go to another hospital as doctors were unavailable.


remain open, they said. The doctors had decided to attend to only paStrike: tients who are already with them but Following this incident, the resident won't look at new admissions. The doctors decided to call a strike and doctors also demanded a copy of the said that till the time their demands First Information Report (FIR) that for security guards outside as well as has been registered at the Tilak inside, installation of CCTV cameras Nagar police station to make sure in the casualty and a functional po- that the accused has been booked lice chowky within the campus are under the Doctors' Protection Act. fulfilled they will not tend to new ad- Later, they relaxed their conditions missions and that all the depart- a bit and said that once they get a ments including the out-patient copy of the FIR and more guards are department and the casualty will re- posted at the casualty ward, they main shut. Only the labour ward will will resume work.

Hospital managed by senior doctors: Dr. Mahendra Wadiwala, Medical Superintendent, Rajawadi hospital said,, “The needful is being done for the doctors. Till the time the doctors resume work, the patients will be taken care of by the senior doctors, medical officers and lecturers. We will manage. No patient will be turned away because of this strike.” At the time of going to press, the strike was still on and there was no clarity on when it will be called off.

99.96 per cent Festival of Indian classical music result for CAT 2013 P By A Staff Reporter

By A Staff Reporter


he new year seems to have started on a good note for aspirants of the Indian Institute of Man-

VASTU TIP OF THE DAY One should not keep litigation papers in the store room or under the bedsit. It leads to increase in quarrels. by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119,

agement (IIM). Yesterday, the results for Common Admissions Test 2013 (CAT) were declared with an overall passing percentage of 99.96 per cent in Section 1 and 99.9 in Section 2. This year 1.94 lakh students appeared at 76 test centers across 40 cities from October 16 to November 11,2013. Among the toppers, eight candidates scored 100 percentile. Mumbai's Abhiraam Iyer, 23, who is currently pursuing his studies from IIT Chennai, scored 353/400 to be one of the three toppers from the city. Four toppers are from Vijayawada, Secunderabad, Samalkot and Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh while one is from Delhi. Only one girl has reached the top 18 by scoring 99.99 percentile.

adma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia launched YES BANK Janfest’14 at the St. Xavier's College and also unveiled the artist line-up for the fest.YES BANK Janfest is one of the most awaited Indian classical music festivals in India and has showcased the best talents in Indian classical music. The fest begins on January 25 from 6 pm onwards and will continue till January 26, 2014 and will be held at St. Xavier's College. Renowned artists like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Ustad Shujaat Khan, Rakesh Chaurasia, Prasad Khaparde are a few names who would be performing at the fest. Seen in this picture of

the launch announcement are (L to R) Amit Shah, Group Executive Vice President, Marketing

& Corporate Communications YES BANK, Dr. Asha Naithani Dayama, Vice Principal, St. Xavier's Col-

lege, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Abhinay Bhasin, General Secretary of Indian Music Group.

So much for school kids being safe

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he safety of children travelling by school buses and private transport has been a topic of hot discussions over the last two months. However, as can clearly be seen in the pictures shot by our photojournalist Sushil Kadam, our children are far from safe, with over-crowded school vans, packed trains, cramped autorickshaws, school buses flouting traffic norms, and busy streets acting as potential disaster zones for kids making their way to school every day. Should parents become more responsible for their children’s safety, or should children continue to risk it? asks Claude lle Mo nis. 1) This van in Matunga has almost 20 school children crammed into it. 2) These school kids in Govandi see no danger in leaning out of a running train and trying to touch the pillars. 3) This bike rider in Dadar seems to think that four kids on a bike isn’t too many at all. 4) Ten school children squeezed in an autorickshaw in Mankhurd. 5) A woman pulls a child across a busy street in Sion, ignoring the traffic. 6) School kids crossing the tracks between Govandi and Mankhurd due to the lack of an FOB, changing their route based on the trains. 7&8) Based on regulations, school buses should be like the one in Pic 7. However, several school buses like the one in Pic 8 are not painted the mandatory yellow and do not have protective bars on windows.










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I, Suniil S. Basway have changed my Son’s name from Vaishnav Sunil Baswe, to PUBLIC NOTICE ‘Vaishhnav S. Basway’ as per Dr. S. P. Kokate a member of Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. Raj Kiran CHS Ltd. 1210/3, off (U-57693) Dated: 09/01/2014.

I Miss. Panchu Heerachand have changed my name to Miss. Panchudevi Heerachand Sanghvi as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 08/01/14. C-30665


I Miss. Priyankakumari Late Narendrakumar Bothra have changed my name to Miss. Priyanka Late Narendrakumar Kanungo as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 08/01/14. C-30666

Yari Road, Versova, Andheri(W), Mumbai-61. holding Share Certificate No.50 bearing No.246 to 250 for Flat No.601/A, has reported lost/mislaid/not traceable & applied for issue of duplicate Share Certificate. The Society invites objections/claims, if any within 15 days from the date of publication of this notice to be lodged in writing to the at above address.

I have changed my name from Mallika Sundeep Bhambri, to ‘Mallika S. Bhambrri’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-57694) Dated: 09/01/2014. C-30653 I have changed my name from Shashi Vedprakash Gupta, to ‘Shashiprabha Vedprakash Gupta’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-60596) Dated: 26/12/2013. C-30654

Place : Mumbai, Date : 15-1-2014. Sd/-Hon. Secretary, I have changed my name from Raj Kiran CHS Ltd. Vashu/Vashudeo Chatrumal Achharya, to ‘Vashdev Chatrumal Achharya’ as per Affidavit Dated: 11/01/2014. CHANGE OF NAME C-30655 I have changed my name from Noshad Aalam to Naushad Alam Shaikh as per Affidavit I Chheda Rameshchandra dated 10th January, 2014. Bhimsi have changed my name C-30474 to Chheda Ramesh Bhimsi as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: I have changed my name from 01/01/14. Mehboob Sayyad to Mehboob C-30656 Sayyed as per Affidavit dated 13th January, 2014. I Mrs. Meeta Madan Revonkar C-30475 have changed my name to Mrs. I have changed my name from Meeta Madan Revankar as per Affidavit dated: Salma Mehboob Sayyad to deedpoll Salma Mehboob Sayyed as per 13/01/14. C-30657 Affidavit dated 13th January,

2014. C-30476 I have changed my name from Jibrahil Mehboob Sayyad to Jibrahil Mehboob Sayyed as per Affidavit dated 13th January, 2014. C-30477 I have changed my name from Mr. Mahendrakumar Bhaichand Mehta to Mr. Mahendra Bhaichand Mehta as per Affidavit dated 10th Jan., 2014. C-30646 I have changed my name from Zubaida Khatun Zakir Husain to Zubaida Khatun Zakir Husain Khan as per Affidavit dated 11/01/2014. C-30647 I have changed my name from Zakir Husain Mohammed Husain to Zakir Husain Mohammed Husain Khan as per Affidavit dated 11/01/2014. C-30648 I have changed my name from Sunil Sudhakar Baswe, to ‘Suniil S. Basway’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-57690) Dated: 09/01/2014. C-30649 I have changed my name from Sareeta Sunil Baswe, to ‘Sarritha S. Basway’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-57691) Dated: 09/01/2014. C-30650 I have changed my name from Apoorva Sunil Baswe, to ‘Apoorva S. Basway’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-57692) Dated: 09/01/2014. C-30651

I Mr. Madan Raghunath Revonkar have changed my name to Mr. Madan Raghunath Revankar as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 13/01/14. C-30658 I Dilipkumar Jamnadas Somaiya have changed my name to Dilip Jamnadas Somaiya as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 13/01/14. C-30659 I Jayanth S. have changed my name to Jayanth Sundar Udyanwar as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 13/01/14. C-30660 I Miss. Ritukumari Dinesh Bhansali have changed my name to Miss. Ritu Dineshkumar Bhansali as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 13/01/14. C-30661 I Mr. Asuram Modaji Modi alias Ganchi have changed my name to Mr. Asuram Modaji Modi as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 13/01/14. C-30662 I Mrs. Akhuben Asuram Modi alias Ganchi have changed my name to Mrs. Akhuben Asuram Modi as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 13/01/14. C-30663 I Miss. Panchu Heerachandra Sanghvi have changed my name to Mrs. Panchudevi Late Narendrakumar Kanungo as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 08/01/14. C-30664

I Mr. Dinesh Tagrajji have changed my name to Mr. Dineshkumar Tagrajji Bhansali as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 08/01/14. C-30667 We Sudhakar Yashwant Rupwate & Seema Sudhakar Rupwate have changed our minor daughter’s name from Shweta Sudhakar Pupavate to Shweta Sudhakar Rupwate as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 11/01/14. C-30668 I Sudhakar Yashwant Rupavate have changed my name to Sudhakar Yashwant Rupwate as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 11/01/14. C-30669 I Seema Sudhakar Rupavate have changed my name to Seema Sudhakar Rupwate as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 11/01/14. C-30670 I Nandankumar Vashishthamuni Upadhyay have changed my name to Nandan Bashishthamuni Upadhyay as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-30671 I Vashishthamuni Ramlakhan Upadhyay have changed my name to Bashishthamuni Ramlakhan Upadhyay as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-30672

MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 I Vandnabahen Babubhai Raval @ Vandanaben Babubhai Raval have changed my name to Vandana Pravin Tarsaria as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-30679 I have changed my name from Kuldeep Singh Sandhu to Kuldeep Singh as per deed poll Affidavit dated 13/01/2014. C-30680 I have changed my name from Varinder Kaur Sandhu to Varinder Kaur as per deed poll Affidavit dated 13/01/2014. C-30681

I have changed my name from Kailashnavin Darji to Kailashben Navin Darji as per Affidavit. C-30696 I have changed my name from Ms.Saira Banu Aziz Khan to Mrs.Saira Shahid Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit dated 14/01/2014. C-30697

I have changed my name from Javed Nehal to Javed Nehal Jamali as per Maharashtra Gazette No (X-15142). C-30682

I have changed my name from Mr. Hussain Abdul Aziz Somani to Mr. Husain Abdul Aziz Somani as per deed poll Affidavit dated 14/01/2014. C-30698

I have changed my name from Shabana Shaikh to Shabana Javed Jamali as per deed poll Affidavit dated 13/01/2014. C-30683

I have changed my name from Nane Jalgaonkar Fouziya Fayyaz to Jalgaonkar Fouzia Fayyaz as per Affidavit. C-30699

I have changed my name from Rafa Hasher Sayyed to Rafa Hasher Sayed as per Affidavit dated 13/01/2014. C-30684

I have changed my name from Prajapati Taniben Amrutlal to Tanvi Darmeshkumar Lad as per Affidavit. C-30700

I have changed my name from Naseem to Naseem Zahidali Sayed as per Affidavit dated 13/01/2014. C-30685

I have changed my name from Bhaveshbhai patel to Bhavesh patel as per Affidavit. C-30701

I have changed my name from Ansari Shadab Ahmad to Shah Shadab Ahmed as per Affidavit C-30686 I have changed my name from Achheylal Mithailal to Maurya Achheylal Mithailal as per Affidavit. C-30687 I have changed my name from Ahmad Abdul Haque to Khan Ahmad Abdul Haque as per Affidavit. C-30688

I Jaswantiben Viram Nisar have changed my name to Jasvanti Ishwar Satra as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-30673

I have changed my name from Vinita Sadanand Surve to Yogini Yogesh Padwal as per Gazette No. (X-43784) dated 05.02.2009. C-30689

I Bipinkumar Ramji Gogri have changed my name to Bipin Ramji Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-30674

I have changed my name from Arshiya Bano Abul Kalam to Shaikh Arshiya Bano Abul Kalam as per Affidavit. C-30690

I Hasmukh Ramji Gogri have changed my name to Hasmukh Ramji Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-30675

I have changed my name from Mr.Vilas Mallaiah Balraj Adepu to Mr.Vilas Mallaiah Balraj Adep as per Affidavit. C-30695

I have changed my name from Ms. Jayshri Ratilal Parmar to Mrs. Jayshree Jayesh Bhadrecha as per Affidavit. C-30691

I have changed my name from Padma Venkatesh to Padma Venkatesh Vaidya as per Affidavit. C-30712 I have changed my name from Mahommed Haroon to Mohammad Haroon as per Affidavit. C-30713 I have changed my name from Krishna Ayyappa Papakololu to Krishna Ayyappa Koli as per Govt. of Maha. Gazette No. X-27368. C-30714 I have changed my name from Antonio Manuel Rodrigues to Anthony Francis Rodrigues as per Affidavit. C-30715 I have changed my name from Mr. Abdul Ray khan to Mr. Abdul Rehman Khan as per Affidavit. C-30716 I have changed my name from Dilshadben Anwarali Rupani to Dilshad Anwarali Rupani as per Affidavit. C-30717

I have changed my name from Tamilsilvi to Tamilselvi Anandraj as per Affidavit. C-30702

I have changed my name from Rakesh Purshotam to Rajput Rakesh Purshotam as per Affidavit. C-30718

I have changed my name from Tamilselvi to Tamilselvi Anandraj as per Affidavit. C-30703

I have changed my name from Singh Sureshchandra to Singh Suresh as per Affidavit. C-30719

I have changed my name from Karunanidhi Salmugam Naidij to Anandraj Ramaswamy Balasubramanian as per Affidavit. C-30704

I have changed my name from Bhatia Kumar to Bhatia Kamlesh as per Affidavit. C-30720

I have changed my name from Karunanithi to Anandraj Ramaswamy Balasubramanian as per Affidavit. C-30705 I have changed my name from Gunanathi to Gunavathi as per Affidavit. C-30706 I, Anandraj Ramaswamy Balasubramanian (Father) have changed my minor daughter's name from Karunanithi Soniya to Sonia Anandraj as per Affidavit. C-30707

I have changed my name from Nandakumar Balan to Nandakumar Balannambiar as per Affidavit. C-30692

I, Anandraj Ramaswamy Balasubramanian (Father) have changed my minor son's name from, Shabarinadan to Sabari Anandraj as per Affidavit. C-30708

I Rashida Khan have changed my name to Rashida Begum Khan as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-30677

I have changed my name from Satnam Singh Sewa Singh to Satnam Singhsewa Singh Khera as per Affidavit. C-30693

I have changed my name from George Jevi Raja Chatiyar to George Esakkiappan as per Affidavit. C-30709

I V. Agora Moorthy have changed my name to V. Aghoramurthy Iyer as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-30678

I have changed my name from Vidya Vasantrao Gupte to Minal Bhalchandrapatankar as per Affidavit. C-30694

I have changed my name from Jevi Raja Chatiyar to Esakkiappan Kanaiya as per Affidavit. C-30710

I Puspaben Hirji Chheda have changed my name to Pushpa Hasmukh Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-30676

I have changed my name from Venkatesh Gopal to Venkatesh Gopal Vaidya as per Affidavit. C-30711

I have changed my name from Bhaskar Lotan to Bhaskar Lotan Badgujar as per Affidavit. C-30721 I have changed my name from Jayesh Bhaskar to Jayesh Bhaskar Badgujar as per Affidavit. C-30722 I have changed my name from Sunil Rameshlal Thakurela to Sunil Rameshlal Thakrela as per Affidavit. C-30723 I have changed my name from Mahesh Kumar Jain to Mahesh Aidanmal Rathod as per Affidavit. C-30724 We Mr. Mahesh Aidanmal Rathod and Mrs. Vijeta Mahesh Rathod change our minor daughter name from Maysha Rathod to Mayesha Rathod as per Affidavit. C-30725 We Mr. Mahesh Aidanmal Rathod and Mrs.Vijeta Mahesh Rathod change our minor daughter name from Dhoon Mahesh Rathod to Dhun Mahesh Rathod as per Affidavit. C-30726

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After fake cops, fake clean-up marshals

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By Vishnudas Sheshrao

evant identity card. Vijay Mohite (28) attached fter fake cops, it is now to a multi national company fake clean-up marshals (MNC) was on his way to who are operating in home on Monday evening, the city, particularly in when three persons who the belt between Bandra identified themselves as and Borivli in the western clean-up marshals attached suburbs. They have been to thhe civic body asked him looting pedestrians of hun- to pay Rs.200 for spitting on dreds of rupees for spitting or the road. Mohite stood firm throwing cigarette butts on refused to pay. roads, particularly after office Talking to the ADC, Mohite hours. said, “They threatened me Civic officials admitted to saying if I failed to pay the the fact, and have requested fine, they would take me to people not to entertain any their boss who was sitting clean-up marshal after 6 pm, somewhere nearby. That boss regardless of their wearing a would then increase the fine uniform or producing the rel- and even put me in jail for 2-




3 days. I was adamant and told them take me to jail.' Mohite was then taken to a deserted place under an old bridge at Vijay Nagar in Andheri. He said, “A few urchins were playing cards and drinking alcohol. For a long time, their boss did not come. Then I sensed something was wrong. I hold of the 'marshal' and then gave him a punch. He simply ran away.” A senior officer attached to the Solid Waste Management (SWM) department under whose jurisdiction clean-up marshals work, said, “This is not first complaint. We are Alert citizen Vijay Mohite, who refused to be bullied and cheated by the impersonators. getting repeated complaints of fake clean-up marshals, western suburbs and is Pic by Rahul More more from the Bandra to bringing a bad name to a Borivali belt.” good civic scheme. He added, “Last year, we The Borivli police had had terminated the services caught a fake marshal, while of a few clean-up marshals another fake marshal was over their negative police beaten up by the public in records. However, they did Bandra.” not return their uniforms and Chief Engineer (SWM) Maofficials identity cards. Now hadev Ghadge said, “The they are harassing people issue has been brought to my after office hours.” notice. We will work in co-opSeema Redkar, in charge of eration with the police and the Clean-up Marshal will take action against any scheme, said, “This is a recur- clean-up marshal caught haring phenomenon in the rassing people.”

The Jashne Eid-E-Milad-Un-Nabi, the birthday celebration of Prophet Mohammed at Mumbai Khilafat House in Byculla was attended by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, Union Minister Milind Deora, Moulana Dr. Syed Aleem Ashraf Jaisi, Khilafat Committee chairman Sarfaraz Arzu, Minister Sachin Ahir, MLAs Madhu Chavan, Amin Patel, BJP leader Ashish Shelar, NCP leader Nawab Malik and Aam Admi Party leader Mayank Gandhi, among others.

Pawar wants MCA case transferred By Philip Varghese


month after the Bombay High Court ordered that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar can continue functioning as president of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), Pawar filed an application in the city civil and sessions court in South Mumbai seeking transfer of the suit filed by senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde challenging MCA election to any other court. On November 26, a lower court had passed an interim order restraining Pawar from functioning as MCA president, following which he approached the HC against that order. A plea filed by BJP leader Gopinath Munde, had asked the lower court to restrain Pawar from functioning as MCA president pending hearing of his suit challenging his election. Munde had pleaded that the disqualification of

his candidature was ‘illegal’ and asked for fresh election for the post of the president. Munde’s application for the president’s post was rejected by the election officer on the basis of his residential status, observing that the address on his electoral registration was Beed. According to MCA rules, only a Mumbai resident can become the president of the cricketing body. “The final disposal of the suit will be based on interpretation of the provisions of Memorandum of Association and Rules of MCA. Since the provisions have already been exhaustively interpreted by the (judge), it is desirable that the suit be assigned to any other court for hearing and final disposal”, said Pawar in the application. The matter will be heard by Principal Sessions Judge Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi today.

The Chairman, Trustees and Staff of the BOMBAY PARSI PUNCHAYET have convened a Public Condolence Meeting to pay tribute to our Chief Executive Officer

MR. MEHLI PARVEZ COLAH Venue : Walchand Hirachand Hall,

Indian Merchants’ Chamber, 4th Floor, Churchgate, MUMBAI - 400 020.

Date: Thursday 16th January 2014 Time : 6.30 pm

MR. DINSHAW RUSI MEHTA Chairman of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet will preside




Forest officials impound truck carrying contraband timber worth Rs.15 lakh in Palghar By Suresh Golani

Bombay Forest Rules. Following specific information, fficials of the Forest De- Forest officials stepped up partment in Palghar vigil on the highway and inclaim to have unearthed a tercepted a truck which was major racket involving found to be loaded with 130 smuggling of Khair timber huge logs of Khair timber that has not only been caus- (Acacia Catechu). However, ing huge revenue losses to the driver managed to flee the state exchequer but also from the spot after abandonposing a threat to environ- ing the vehicle. A team of forment by blatant violation of est officials led by Range the Indian Forest Act and Officer, V. D. Sawant has im-


pounded the truck and seized the contraband timber, whose value has been ascertained at more than Rs.15 lakh. Investigations revealed that the consignment had been dispatched from Bhiwandi in Thane district and was headed towards Palghar. Officials are trying to trace the owner of the seized timber.

Two minor girls rescued from Nalasopara NGO By Suresh Golani

Public Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned has by his Attorneys' letter dated 4th January 2014 revoked, cancelled and terminated with immediate effect a Power of Attorney dated 28th February, 2012 (hereinafter referred to as "the said PoA") executed by him in favor of his sister Dr. Dilsaz Harshad Parikh (herein after referred to as "the said Attorney") in respect of his Flat being 'D' Block, 4th Floor, 'B' wing, Byculla House Premises CHS Ltd., Byculla House, Byculla Bridge, Mumbai and more particularly described in the Schedule herein under written (hereinafter referred to as "the said Flat"). . The public is hereby informed/ cautioned not to enter into any transaction and /or deal with the said Attorney in respect of the said Flat and if in spite of this notice any person deals with the said Attorney the undersigned shall not be liable for any such act, deed, matter or thing between such person and the said Attorney and the transaction between such person and the said Attorney shall not be binding upon the undersigned. . Dated this 15th day of January 2014 Sd/Mr. Mohmaa Babubhai Mithani 'D' Block, 4th Floor, 'B' wing, Byculla House Premises CHS Ltd., Byculla House, Byculla Bridge, Mumbai

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Original Agreement for sale dated 20-02-2002 executed between M/s. Joshi Construction and Smt. Pooja Pratap Mistry in respect of Flat No. 2, on first floor, (Joshi Apartment) Nav Joshi Co-operative Housing Society Ltd., Pt. Deendayal Cross Road, Near Gokul Hospital, Dombivli (West), Dist. Thane and original registration receipt No. 530/2002 dated 20-2-2002 in respect of Agreement for sale dated 20-2-2002 executed between M/s. Joshi Construction and Smt. Pooja Pratap Mistry are misplaced and not traceable. My client Pooja Pratap Mistry intend to transfer/sell abovementioned property to prospective purchaser. If any person has any objection for the sale of the said Flat as well as finds above mentioned original agreement for sale dated 20-2-2002, and registration receipt No. 530 dated 20-22002 in respect of Agreement for sale dated 20-2-2002, he/she/they shall inform the same in writing within 14 days of publication of this notice at below mentioned address. If any objection is not received within given period, my client will complete the procedure of sell of the above mentioned flat. Date: 15-01-2014 Smt. Beena M. Sansare Advocate A/5, Sanyogita Society, Pt. Deendayal Road, Anand Nagar, Dombivili (W), Dist. Thane


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COMMUTERS’ WOES: State Women's Commission member Chitra Wagh travelled in the ladies compartment of a Mumbai local from Churchgate to Dadar on Tuesday.

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(aged seven and six years) registered a complaint t was high drama at an with the Nalasopara police, NGO-operated home for alleging that she was not underprivileged kids in the being allowed to meet Umrale village of Nalasopara her children since she (East) on Tuesday, when a admitted them to the charipolice team forcefully en- table institution three years tered the institution and res- ago. cued two minor girls. The woman also alleged The action followed after that she was forced to sign the unwed mother (name papers by authorities which withheld) of both the kids were, in fact undertaking


documents, shirking their responsibilities in event of anything going wrong with her daughters. The police are investigating the authenticity of her complaints and are also cross checking the documents on the basis of which the institution has been operating, following which further course of action will be decided.

HC orders monthly payment to accident victim lump sum amount towards future medical expenses, a monthly amount can be warding a fixed compen- fixed in serious cases where sation for future medical the victim's longevity is unexpenses of accident victims known. can be avoided in extreme The bench was recently cases where the victim is hearing an appeal filed by completely incapacitated, New India Assurance Ltd the Bombay High Court said challenging compensation while directing monthly fi- of Rs 36,86,000 awarded to nancial aide to a woman 39-year-old Shruti Panchal rendered quadriplegic after by the Motor Accidents Tria road accident. bunal (MACT) in October According to a PTI report. 2011. a division bench of Justices While the tribunal had A S Oka and G S Patel held awarded Shruti a total comthat instead of awarding a pensation of Rs 76,57,000,

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Continued from pg 1 « accused of cheating Babre by selling the entire script, ideas and other related materials of ‘Albela’ to another producer despite having an agreement with Babre, according to Sunil Tondwalkar, senior inspector of Bhoiwada police station, where a case has been registered. “Niranjan was assigned to direct the film for which he was paid a complete remuneration and part payment, as his fees from the production house”, said inspector Kailash Chavan. With regard to the arrest of Niranjan, DCP (Zone 4) Datta Karale said, “Investigations into the case are still on and the accused will be arrested after the investigators are

the insurance company was only challenging Rs 36,86,000 of this amount which was awarded for future medical expenses and money borrowed by her family. In May 2003, the victim and her family members, who were travelling in a Tata Sumo to Goa, met with a road accident near Ratnagiri. Shruti was severely injured and the accident rendered her paralysed from chest to foot. According to doctors her condition is unlikely to improve.

Producer versus director able to get proper evidence”. According to the police, Niranjan was appointed to direct the film in 2012, for which the shooting was supposed to take place in August 2013. The director, however, delayed the shooting under some pretext, said police. Considering this, in Novem-

ber 2013, Babre terminated Niranjan’s contract and the latter ceased to be the director of the film. Subsequently, in December last month, Niranjan annouced that he would start the shooting of a film based on Bhagwan Dada, with a different title named as ‘Ek Tha

About ‘Albela’ Bhagwan Dada


hagwan Dada was wellknown as a dancer, comedian and a stuntman and most importantly he was the most successful filmmakers of his time who made a transition from B-

grade cinema to the top league as well as from the silent era films to the talkies. Dada produced, directed and acted in around 65 films in his long career between 1931 to 1951.

CITY BRIEFS Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Eid, Pongal... Mumbai celebrates all

Mumbai's landscape, never dull, harvested a rich crop of festivals on Tuesday. Its skies were dotted with kites marking Makar Sankranti, Punjabis danced around the Lohri fires, south Indians churned up Pongal dishes, north-east Indians celebrated Bhogali Bihu, and Muslims celebrated Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.

‘MERC decides power tariff in Mumbai'

Reliance Infrastructure has said that the demand for revision in electricity tariff in Mumbai can only be considered by Maharashtra power regulator MERC. This has come in the backdrop of Congress, MP Sanjay Nirupam demanding a 50 per cent cut in the power tariff in Mumbai. Demands include scrapping the fixed charge of Rs 100 per bill and regulatory asset charge of Rs 600 for consumption of over 500 units towards infrastructure, and replacement of defective electronic meters imported from China.

PIL challenges 15 paise surcharge in bus fare

The Bombay High Court has directed the state to file its response by January 24 on a PIL challenging collection of 15 paise surcharge on bus fare from every passenger for relief of Bangladesh refugees since 1971. The other respondents to the PIL include Thane Municipal Corporation, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation and other transport bodies. The PIL said that the 15 paise surcharge is being collected by the state since 1971 after the Indo-Pak war, so that the refugees could be provided relief by the government. The PIL said that an amount of Rs 388.96 crore had been collected from commuters. Albela’. This forced Babre to approach the legal corridors who said, “Niranjan took illegal possession of the screenplay with dialogues, research material and an important hard-disk from the producers’ office and is now making the same film only with different title”. In this regard, on January 12, Babre lodged a case in Bhoiwada police station against Niranjan under section 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of IPC. Meanwhile, sleuths from Bhoiwada police station have confiscated Niranjan’s laptop and other documents related with the film.

Bloody match

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A cricket tournament organised by the NCP turned into a violent fight after the umpire was allegedly assaulted by a player from one of the teams By Zuber Ansari


cricket match organized by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) at the Santacruz Lions cricket club turned into a bloody battle field on Tuesday afternoon after a group of reportedly 200 men attacked a person for allegedly slapping the umpire during the match. The whole scene of the cricket tournament changed, when locals from the area were informed that someone had slapped the umpire who was known to them. Within minutes approximately 200 of them armed with swords, bamboos, iron rods and other weapons reached the spot and ransacked the stage which was set up for the prize distribution ceremony. The quarrel allegedly erupted when the umpire Sundar Singh Janiya (25), who was hired by the Lions Club of Santacruz, declared the ball bowled by Deepak Mulaya

Lack of sporting spirit saw a cricket match turn into a riot, with assaulted players (left) and vandalism causing damage to the stage (above) and surroundings.

(22) to be a wide ball. Upset with the decision, Mulaya and his team began arguing with Janiya alleging that he had given a wrong decision. It is believed that Mulaya then slapped Janiya, who in turn retaliated in the same manner. However, before long, locals – irked with the

gates. No one should be left alive). “When we saw swords and other weapons in their hands we started running. In the rush, however, one of our colleagues Vijay Pujari (27) treatment meted out to Janiya – at- was attacked and fell. We later adtacked the Yashwant Nagar Cricket mitted him to a nearby hospital Club (YNCC) team. from where he has been disAccording to Ishwar Kalamkar, a charged”, said Kalamkar. witness and organiser of the tourOn the other hand, one of the lonament, the locals kept saying, cals who was present in the San“Gate band kar do, koi bhi bach ke tacruz police station, said that the jaana nahi chahiye.’’ (Close the YNCC team started beating up the

Carjackers strike on Mumbai Ahmedabad Highway

Wisdom Foundation holds dialogue on communal harmony

Brutally assault driver and leave him for dead before driving off with SUV at Valiv, near Vasai

By A Staff Reporter By Suresh Golani


errorism needs to be uprooted. To restore a more sensitised focus within communities to maintain peace and harmony, the passing of the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill in Parliament (Access to Justice and Reparations) is a must,” said Dr. Zeenat Shaukat Ali, Director General of the The Wisdom Foundation, which had organized a dialogue entitled 'Taking India Forward' at St. Xavier's College recently. Among those who attended the dialogue were Justice B.N. Srikrishna (Retd.), Dr. Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas, Principal, St. Xavier's College, and Rahul Singh, writer and journalist. Justice B. N. Srikrishna, who was also among the panel of speakers at the dialogue, recalled the pain he felt while probing the 1992-93 Mumbai riots. Activist Ram Puniyani said that to make the police accountable it was necessary to pass a strong anti-communal violence law and Irfan Engineer, Director , Center for the Study of Society and Secularism also supported the view that to stem institutionalized communalism, a strong law against communal violence was needed. “The Constitution mandates us to be a socialist, secular and democratic polity. Socialism calls for a minimization of social cleavages and disparities. It puts the spotlight on social justice. And the essence of our democracy is the dignity of citizens irrespective of their caste,


Dr. Zeenat Shaukat Ali, Director General of the The Wisdom Foundation, speaks at the event where eminent citizens interacted during a dialogue on ‘Taking India Forward.’ class, creed and gender. Communal politics is an anathema to secular democracy. Perhaps this points to an ironic reality of systems seeking gain through divisive politics. Acts of violence need to be eradicated. The secular, plural paradigm marked by its ideals of fairness and equality towards all its citizens, must sustain and fortify secular democracy,” Ali added. The panel has prepared a citizens charter for the demand on the passing and implementation of the prevention and targeted violence (access to justice and reparations) bill. The charter includes appointing a committee of historians like Dr. Romilla Thappar, Dr. Irfan Habib, Prof. Mushirul Hassan and other renowned historians to examine history text books for stu-

dents at the school and college levels; bring about a law to halt and make punishable hate literature, through print, in writing and emails; create meaningful communal harmony programs designed by the Wisdom Foundation in the form of television programs, round tables, seminars, art exhibitions, music, sports and the reading of poetry; facilitate an exchange of knowledge and philosophy between leaders of different religious traditions; celebrate democracy and secularism through publications and television programs sponsored by the Government of India; table and pass the bill on the prevention of communal and targeted violence (access to justice and reperations) in parliament.

umpire and the members of the opposite cricket team when they realised that they were going to lose the match. “We came and sorted out the issue, but they are now saying that we beat them up”, he said. Senior Police Inspector (SPI) Santacruz Police station, Arun Chavan said, “On the basis of primary investigations we have registered a case against unidentified persons under Section 324. If required, we will add more sections later.”

ffering a paid-lift to unidentified persons proved near-fatal for a Mumbai-based driver who was brutally assaulted and left to die near Valiv village on the MumbaiAhmedabad Highway during the early hours of Tuesday. According to the police, the victim who has been identified as Sanjeet Lal Dev (35), works as a driver for a Vile Parle based car rental company. Dev was returning home in an SUV after dropping some passengers in Chakradhar Nagar area of Nalasopara when he was accosted by two men seeking a lift to Mumbai to which Dev agreed after settling for a particular amount as payment for

the ride. When the SUV reached Dhumaal Nagar near Vasai, the two overpowered Dev. They then tied his hands and mounted a violent assault on him before fleeing with the vehicle. A passerby spotted a blood-soaked Dev and informed the police who immediately reached the spot and rushed him to the Golden Park Hospital, where his condition is said to be critical. The police have registered a case of theft and brutal assault against the unidentified duo, who are believed to be members of a gang of carjackers operating along isolated stretches of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway. Assistant Police Inspector Dinesh Tayde of the Valiv police station is investigating the case.

In 2013, Navi Mumbai traffic cops recovered Rs. 3.7 crore in fines By Khushboo Panjabi


s per the statistics of the Navi Mumbai traffic police there were 3.27 lakh traffic offences registered in the year 2013, and fines worth Rs.3.7 crore were recovered. There were 40, 473 cases registered in the Vashi traffic unit which ranked first and Kalamboli unit was second with about 30,366 offences. Turbhe traffic unit has made it to the third place with 28,766 offences.Vijay Patil, deputy commissioner of traffic said, “The largest jurisdiction of traffic is in Vashi

which is connected to Mumbai via the bridge. The number of vehicles on roads increase which leads to higher traffic violations. The maximum number of offences have been registered under the head of vehicles parked in 'No parking' zones and double parking." Patil added, “Rs.26,300 was recovered in fines from autos and taxis from 71, 000 cases of unauthorised parking. Also, in order to decrease the number of traffic violations there have been road safety campaigns organised often.”

US national attacked by three goons in Powai


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By Zuber Ansari

ensued and David beat up two of the attackers who fled. 51-year-old American The third man hit David with national was attacked a brick and joined his accomby three men on Tues- plices and the three then day morning while he was went off on a motorbike. jogging near the NITI gate at David, who had come to Powai. The police has began Mumbai on Monday has a manhunt for the trio and been working as vice-presirounded up several drug ad- dent with Larsen and Toubro dicts and criminals who had company and had come to been booked earlier for simi- the Powai unit on official lar offences. duty. He stays at the Ramada The incident took place Plaza hotel in Powai and has when three men approached been regularly going for jogDavid and demanded his ging at 6 am. cash, mobile phone and David then visited Powai money failing which they police station and filed a case threatened to kill him. A fight against three unidentified ac-


cused. According to David, he hit two of his attackers and was not carrying any cash or valuables. The accused have been charged with wrongful restraint under section 341, attempt to commit a robbery under section 391 and for threatening under section 504 of the Indian Penal Code. Y.L. Jadhav, senior police inspector of Powai police station said, “We are searching for the accused. The victim could not see them as they had covered their faces with a scarf.”

APMC welcomes Alphonso Mangoes By Khushboo Panjabi

MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 Vishwanath Salian | ADC

Indian Diplomat to the US, Devyani Khobragade, who had returned to India last week after being indicted in a visa application fraud case in the US, seen along with her father, former bureaucrat Uttam Khobragade, and a huge crowd of supporters from the RPI, at Mumbai’s Santacruz airport on Tuesday.


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he APMC last week, welcomed the Alphonso mango much before the season is expected to commence. However, those who cannot wait to taste the first fruit of the season, will have to shell out nearly Rs. 3,000 for a dozen of these mangoes. Sanjay Pansare, Director, Fruit Market, APMC, said, "Over the last few years, business used to begin in February. But this year, the first crop of the fruit has already arrived from Deogadi, on the coast of Maharashtra.” The raw mangoes that arrived in the market yestwere sold in minutes for Rs. 3000 a dozen. The rate however, was high as compared to last year where the first crop sold for Rs. 1, 200 a dozen. In the peak season, mangoes are generally sold for between Rs. 200 and Rs. 300 a dozen, depending on the quality.

SEASON’S GREETINGS: The aadmi with the ‘aam’ at the APMC yesterday. Manish Jagwani, a fruit trader from the APMC said, “The mangoes that have just arrived are not ready for consumption. There is still more batches of mangoes to arrive. Although the rates are high at the moment, customers are still buying their favorite fruit out of curiosity.” Gaurav Arora, a resident of Sanpada said, “Seeing the

first batch of raw Alphonso mangoes in the market was tempting but I cannot afford to buy the fruit right now. I am waiting for the prices to drop in the coming months.” Traders in the fruit market said that there will be a fall in the prices in the coming days, anticipating a good season with more produce.

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Above and below: The fire burned intensely but was finally extinguished by the determined firefighters.

By Anil Vishwakarma


major fire at a building in Mani Surat Compound at Rahnal in Bhiwandi on Monday midnight, destroyed approximately Rs.30 crore worth Priyagold biscuits and cans of body sprays that were stored in a large godown. 35 firefighters and 20 fire engines were called in from Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Thane and Mira Bhayandar to control the fire, which had engulfed a 50,000 square feet area. On receiving a call from Rahnal, the fire control department rushed to the spot with its personnel and fire fighting equipment, but because the flames had spread to adjlining structures, it was very difficult for them to reach the godown. To add to the problem, there were LPG cylinders exploding in the fire and also a shortage of water supply. Even on Tuesday morning, fire fighters and officers were seen struggling to control the blaze, hampered by the thick smoke coming out

from the godown, which was used to store the popular Priyagold biscuits, body spray items for delivery to different parts of India. No one usually remained in the godown after 8 pm, said godown manager, Vijendra Singh. D.N. Salve, Chief Fire Officer from Bhiwandi, said, “The fire was very massive and our fire fighters had to struggle to control it. Be-

cause of LPG cylinders and deo spray cans exploding in the godown, we had to take precautions to prevent injuries to our personnel. We also faced shortages of water, which was the main reason why it took so much time to bring the situation under control, which happened only in the morning. Fortunately, no one has been reported injured in this incident.’’

Advancement for Advasis

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Portable electricity, sanitation and free education for tribals in SGNP and Aarey

By Philip Varghese


lmost three years after the state government developed a plan to rehouse the 1,000-odd tribal residents living in and around Aarey Colony and Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), who stay in their mobile hutments in 27 padas or slums, the residents will soon get portable electricity, free sanitation facilities and basic immunities for their mobile residence and studying facilities for the tribal children. Shekhar Tolani, a National College graduate and Director of Sahib Reality based in Khar, has decided to support the cause of the ‘Adivasi’ tribal children living in forest and has approached the Maharashtra state education department for the upliftment of the tribal children in the colony. “I have been reading about the tribal community in the forest areas of SGNP and Aarey. So I made a visit years

world,” said Tolani. He further added, “I have been in the business of reconstruction and redevelopment of old buildings in the city for several years. So I want to do something for the tribal at these forest areas inside the city limits. However, since it is a no-development zone, I cannot do much. But I have written a letter to the state education department to give free-schooling facilities to the tribal children. Soon, I am providing portable electricity, sanitation and basic immunities for their mobile residence. The forest has approx 90-100 such shattered huts in the forest and only the non-adivasi group receives various benefits by local politicians. It has also been observed lately that solar-electricity and temples Adivasi tribals walking away with firewood procured by cutting away branches of forest trees. of non-adivasi community were provided last year with ago and I found that they do permission to have mobile shifting their hut-residence the intention of upcoming not have any facilities for residence which means they every few months due to election's vote-bank politics. their living. These ‘Adivasi’ can set up and live anywhere which they do not get the It is difficult to trace the local community people have the in the forest and they keep benefit of the outsider adivasis here.”

Most political parties likely Mahayuti ropes to repeat sitting RS MPs in Jankar, calls

By Prashant Hamine


ost of the sitting Rajya Sabha MPs whose term of office ends on April 2 are likely to be renominated. However, Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena are likely to give ticket to one fresh candidate from their quota. Out of the seven sitting retiring RS MPs, Congress, NCP and Sena have two each. The BJP however is all set to renominate its sitting MP Prakash Javadekar. The MPs whose term is set to expire on April 2 include – Husain Dalwai and Murli Deora (both Congress), Y.P.

Trivedi and Janardhan Waghmare (both NCP), Rajkumar Dhoot and Bharatkumar Raut (both Shiv Sena) and Prakash Javadekar (BJP). The Congress is most certain to renominate Husain Dalwai, while it is still undecided on whether to renominate Murli Deora or not. It remains to be seen as to whether NCP chief Sharad Pawar opts for the Rajya Sabha route. It may be recalled that just recently he had indicated that he would prefer going to the Rajya Sabha rather than contest the ensuing Lok Sabha elections again from the Madha

Pawar to file nomination for Rajya Sabha election By A Staff Reporter

seats of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra whose term exnion Agriculture Minis- pires on April 2. NCP has two ter Sharad Pawar, who retiring members Y P Trivedi has ruled out contesting Lok and Janardhan Waghmare. Sabha polls, is likely to file NCP sources said the two his nomination for the bien- members may be replaced nial Rajya Sabha election. by new faces, which includes The Election Commission Pawar himself, reports PTI. announced the election Earlier, Pawar declared schedule for the Upper that he will not seek re-elecHouse of Parliament on tion to the Lok Sabha from Monday. There are seven Maadha constituency.


constituency. In that case either of Y.P. Trivedi or Janardhan Waghmare will be denied a party ticket. The Sena too is likely to renominate Rajkumar Dhoot but the party is undecided on whether to renominate Raut. The quota of votes needed for the seven candidates to get elected from Maharashtra is 37 votes. Although the BJP has 47 MLAs in the lower house, it will need the 10 surplus votes to be transferred to its ally – the Sena – which needs them to add up to get its second candidate elected. The Sena which has 45 MLAs needs 74 votes to get its two candidates elected and needs 19 more votes to ensure its second candidate gets elected. These equations will matter only if there is a eighth candidate in the poll fray and the political parties manage to put up just seven candidates for the seven seats. BJP-Sena sources disclosed that the alliance is more likely to accommodate RPI-Athawale faction leader Ramdas Athawale either from the BJP quota in Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan where it is in power and has sufficient quota votes to ensure safe passage for Athawale to the Rajya Sabha.

itself Pandavas By Prashant Hamine

dalits in the state. Munde stated that this programme he Mahayuti of BJP-Shiv will be launched with a masS e n a - S w a b h i m a n i sive morcha on February 25 Shetkari Sanghatna-RPI- at Azad Maidan which will Athawale further expanded focus on state and national its grand alliance yesterday level issues. The first diviby roping in Rashtriya Samaj sional rally of the Mahayuti Paksha (RSP) led by Mahadev will be held on January 30 at Jankar. Mahayuti leaders Ichalkaranji which will be athave now coined a new tended by all the alliance phrase of Paanch Pandavas leaders. for their grand alliance. HoldMunde disclosed that a ing their first ever meeting at five-member committee Rangsharda in Bandra, the comprising RPI-A leader leaders announced a Toll Ramdas Athawale, Munde Naka Free Maharashtra agita- himself, SSS MP Raju Shetti, tion. Speaking to newsper- Sena president Uddhav sons, senior BJP leader Thackeray and RSP leader Gopinath Munde stated that Mahadev Jankar will sort out the Mahayuti demands in- the seat sharing agreement clude slashing of power between them. Uddhav later tariff rates by 50 per cent, assured that the RPI-A will be no disconnection of power accommodated in the seat connections to agricultural sharing for the Lok Sabha pump sets of farmers, elections. He said that the better procurement prices Mahayuti leaders have come for sugarcane farmers and together to ensure transforagricultural produce of mation of power both at the farmers. Centre and state level. Munde The senior BJP leader remarked that with the entry stated that the Mahayuti will of RSP into the grand alliance also agitate on issues like ris- it now resembles the five ing atrocities on women and Pandavas


09 CITY BRIEFS Proud of India being declared polio-free, says Amitabh

Amitabh Bachchan feels proud that India has been declared a polio free nation. Global superstar and UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador for Polio eradication for almost a decade, Amitabh is delighted with the news that India has officially been declared polio free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). "As the brand ambassador for the United Nations in the fight for polio eradication, I'm very happy and proud that India has been declared a polio-free country. I wish to applaud the efforts of the various volunteers and medical workers who have persevered tirelessly and charitably to enable India to be eradicated of the disease," Bachchan said.

AAP office vandalised in Aurangabad

Unidentified persons vandalised the office of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Aurangabad and abused the workers present there. AAP City President Harpreet Singh and rural region chief Jayaji Suryavanshi said a group of hoodlums forcefully entered the party office and asked them to stop their ongoing membership drive.They then broke the AC, television set, furniture and others items kept in the premises and fled from the spot, Suryavanshi said, adding the vandals also abused the AAP workers manning the drive.Suryavanshi said he suspects the attackers were members of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which, however, denied any role in the violence.

Precious goods worth `91 lakh seized

Customs sleuths have detected six cases of smuggling at the international airport here since Sunday night and confiscated gold and red sanders collectively valued at about Rs.91.35 lakh besides arresting one person. A family of four from Sri Lanka - Ahamed L. Alawudeen, his wife Balkees and their daughter Sumiya Aameela - were intercepted on suspicion on Tuesday when they arrived from Colombo, said a Customs officer. The four were found wearing gold jewellery worth Rs 30.30 lakh that they had not declared.


The Gandhi charisma seems to be losing its sheen in Amethi

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Ponder awhile… “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Looks like it is an environment scam! I

N the first place, why did former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan resign last month? Was she asked to go? It look like the UPA itself was suspicious about her dealings and had taken action. She had held up a large number of projects – alleging violation of the environment. She had almost refused to give permission to a large number of projects, including some by the UPA government. She is alleged to have held up projects on flimsy grounds. She used to point out some violation of the environment and delayed giving permission. She had held up two projects in Gujarat and that made Chief Minister Narendra Modi to refer to her response to projects as suspicious: He called it 'Jayanthi Tax'. What he was alleging was that Jayanthi Natarajan was receiving kickbacks. She has stated that Modi has told a lie and that her only concern was to protect the environment. There are allegations that she was misusing her position and held up important and urgently necessary projects. What the UPA government should have done is not only left her resign but also conduct a small enquiry. There were many complaints from affected parties: The government did nothing. Actually, the government's reaction indicates a cover-up. It is difficult to believe that the transactions of Jayanthi Natarajan did not attract government's attention. At least, when the project was on, the government should have taken action. What is to be noted is that within a short time – after her resignation – projects involving nearly Rs. 1.5 lakhcrore were cleared by the environment ministry. This is one more case of corruption in the UPA government: It can only make the government go on the backfoot and in a denial mode. There have been many charges of corruption against it but the UPA government has not cared to take damage control measures.


NE of the most keenly watched contests of the 2014 Lok Sabha election will be the one between Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Kumar Vishwas in Amethi. Kumar Vishwas packed bori-bistar (as he called it) and set off for this high profile constituency to begin his campaign last weekend after warning family and friends to expect him back only after six months, when the election is over. Come to Amethi if you want to meet me, he told them. Normally, Rahul and the Gandhis should have laughed off the challenge. Kumar Vishwas is a rank outsider from a newbie party with no presence whatsoever in Uttar Pradesh. Amethi, on the other hand, is the Gandhi family fiefdom. The constituency borders the other family stronghold of Rae Bareli and was represented in the Lok Sabha first by Sanjay Gandhi, then Rajiv Gandhi, then Sonia Gandhi and now Rahul. Yet the family is worried. On Kumar’s first day out in Amethi, no less than Priyanka Vadra was monitoring his activities. Apparently, family retainer and old Rae Bareli-Amethi hand Kishori Lal had unleashed hordes of loyalists in the constituency to supply minute-by-minute reports which were faithfully passed on to Priyanka. According to Congress sources, Lal was the one who organized the black flag demonstrations against Kumar Vishwas and arranged to have eggs thrown at him. Many feel it was an unwise move because it gave Kumar Vishwas unnecessary publicity and set him up as the underdog. That could be dangerous because underdogs tend to get more than their fair share of sympathy. And sympathy is something Rahul and Priyanka, who is her brother’s campaign manager and strategist, certainly don’t want Kumar Vishwas to mop up. Although Amethi is a family fiefdom, the Gandhi charisma seems to be losing its sheen. In the 2012 assembly polls, the Congress failed to win a single seat in the Amethi district and in neighbouring Rae Bareli, it won just two out of ten. It was a miserable performance considering Priyanka had parked herself in the area for the entire duration of the campaign. Journos who visited the constituencies were surprised by the rumblings against mother



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and son. People complained quite openly that the constituencies were badly neglected and Sonia and Rahul were infrequent visitors. Certainly, both Amethi and Rae Bareli looked quite worn and unkempt. Not like VIP constituencies held by the ruling party at the Centre! The Gandhi brother and sister have their work cut out for them this time. Kumar Vishwas intends to do intensive door-to-door campaigning and has six months in which to

Ramesh did the unthinkable when he said the Congress could learn a thing or two from AAP. According to Congress sources, both statements were trial balloons floated by the party for possible post poll arrangements to stop Narendra Modi and the BJP from forming the next government. The ruling party is reconciled to getting the worst possible drubbing ever in the forthcoming polls. It’s minimum programme is to prop up a third front type government so that Modi doesn’t become prime minister. Shinde was asked to float Pawar’s name as a possible PM candidate and Ramesh tested the waters for an AAP-led government. The Congress is simultaneously fanning AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa’s ambitions. Her recent remark that it was time for someone from Tamil Nadu to lead the country was a response to Congress feelers about a Jaya-led dispensation. The games have begun even before polls have taken place.


Split wide open in the BJP camps

Arati R. Jerath do it. He’s an engaging speaker, good with Hindi (remember, he’s a poet and professor of the language) and he’s got the intensity of someone with a point to prove. But Rahul is not the only one who should be worried. The political grapevine says that the BJP candidate could be Sanjay Singh, the erstwhile Raja of Amethi. Given the blare of publicity around Kumar Vishwas, the AAP nominee seems to be grabbing eyeballs and could push Sanjay Singh to third place. That would be a fall indeed.

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T seems Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh were not just shooting their mouths off when they heaped praise on political leaders and parties considered to be inimical to the Congress. Shinde sprung a surprise by saying that NCP chief Sharad Pawar would have been prime minister but for the political games played in Delhi. And

Water the seeds of happiness A



NATHAPINDIKA, Buddha’s disciple, spent a lot of time, energy building the practice center for the Buddha and his monks. He took a lot of pleasure serving the Buddha, serving the sangha. His family did not know anything about Buddhism. They had to learn a lot from other teachers. But this time, they were very united as a family. He had three daughters and a son. He also had a young brother named Subbutti. Subbutti later became a very illustrious monk. You learn about him in the Diamond Sutra. Subutti, the one who practice the deep vision on emptiness. They came to listen to the Dharma talk given by the Buddha at the Jeta Grove every week. The Jeta Grove became a very beautiful and famous practice center. The King of Kosala also came and listened and became a student and a very good friend of the Buddha. The King of Kosala was born in the same year as the Buddha. After he had become a student of the Buddha, he continued to learn and to practice. Finally, they became very good, very close friends. You know that the Buddha died at the age of eighty. King Pasenadi of Kosala also died just a few

months before the Buddha. The third daughter of Anathapindika learned Buddhism very well. She practiced very well. She was wedded to a governor of a nearby country called Anga. The daughter introduced the governor to the teaching of the Buddha and he became a very good supporter of the Buddha Dharma, also. Anathpindika’s family was a very happy family, and their happiness came from the joy of supporting the Buddha, the Dharma, and the

MATTER & SPIRIT sangha. They were very close-knit family. One day the Buddha learned that Anathapindika was very sick. That was about thirty years later. He went to visit Anathapindika. His beloved lay disciples. Anathapindika said that he has only one thing that he is sorry about. He is very satisfied with his life, his family, his practice. He is only sorry about one thing: that he is too weak to come to the Jena Grove every week to listen to the Dharma talk. He wanted to be there at every Dharma talk of the Buddha. The Buddha said, "I will send my disciples


JP circles are not quite sure what Nitin Gadkari is up to. He seems to be stepping on toes and sowing confusion all around. His latest blunder is the decision to endorse a Pune-based think tank’s proposal to scrap income-tax and showcase it as part of the BJP’s economic vision for 2050. Apparently, this was a unilateral move and the party’s PM nominee Narendra Modi had no inkling that Gadkari fancied himself as an economist, among other things. The Modi camp is hopping mad with Gadkari for throwing the party’s weight behind the no-tax idea. It was an ill-conceived move, made worse by the fact that the proposal was laughed out of the window by prominent economists. Instead of looking like a serious party with carefully crafted ideas to repair the economy and restore growth, the BJP ended up with egg on its face. It was forced to backtrack and reject the proposal. The fiasco has only served to deepen the barely concealed hostility between the different camps in the BJP. The Modi camp just cannot shake off suspicions that a section of the party is waiting to trip Modi up and prevent him from becoming PM. to you, my disciples are me, to take care of you and help you to practice even if you cannot come to the Jena Grove." Venerable Shariputra was also a very close friend of Anathapindika. He used to come visit him very often and help him. One morning Shariputra learned that Anathapindika was dying. He thought that maybe this would be his last visit and he asked his younger brother in the Dharma, Ananda, to come along. When they arrived, Anathapindika could not sit up in his bed. Shariputra said, "No my friend, don't try. Just lay down quietly. We will bring a few chairs close to you and we will be together." The first question he asked is "Dear friend, Anathapindika, how do you feel? Is the pain in your body increasing or has it begun to decrease?" Anathapindika said, "No, Venerables, the pain in me is not decreasing. It is increasing all the time." There upon, Shariputra proposed that three of them practice together the practice of the recollections of the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. Shariputra is one of the most intelligent disciples of the Buddha. He knew that Anathapindika received a lot of pleasure every time he served the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. He wanted to water the seeds of happiness in the store consciousness of Anathapindika. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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Let the Khobragades fight their own battle IT is very sad that Devyani Khobragade and her father Uttam Khobragade are taking the country for a ride. It is not correct to strain India’s relation with the US, irrespective of who is right or wrong. The kind of statements both father and daughter are making is suitable only for politicians. Now cat is out of the bag that Uttam Khobragade has expressed his intention of fighting the general election. Probably, he has been using the incident connected with his daughter for his benefit which is grossly unfair. Khobragades are not twentyfour carat gold. Khobragade himself was involved, as General Manager of BEST, in Adarsh hous-

Eunuch menace INDEED eunuchs in our city give most people a bout of fear, as they harangue people in cars, taxis and extort fancy amounts from people who either feel embarrassed by their touching or are very superstitious.



CUNNING MOVE: Apparently, Uttam Khobragade has been using his daughter’s issue for publicity as he intends to contest in the 2014 polls. for the AAP in the city-state which it is exploiting to the hilt and reaching out to the whole nation with gay abandon. Its outside support in fact amounts to its swan song in Delhi governance and reflects a total lack of political prudence. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane

ing scam. His daughter is embroiled in the housemaid mess in the US. Probably, if it were not for AAP and BJP conflict, the government would not have gone to this extent to strain the relation with the US. Irrespective of America’s unimpressive record of fairness where foreigners are concerned, it should be admitted that the laws are followed strictly. There is no point in blaming them for the mess that Khobragedes have created. Now enough damage has been done and there is no point in dragging this point any longer. Let Khobragades fight their battle themselves. — M.H. Nayak, Mumbai

FIGHTING the coming Parliamentary election on a Congress ticket could prove to be ‘Doomsday’ for Nandan Nilekeni even if he were to stand from Bangalore where he is a popular figure because he would be representing a Party that is amidst controversy over corruption and price rise in recent years. Nilekani is honest and brainy but one thought he is sacrificing his political career even before it has begun by choosing a party known to breed corruption in today’s new age instead of an anti-corruption wave of the Kejriwal led AAP group. His former Infosysian colleagues like Balakrishna and Mohan Das Pai have been wiser by opting for the AAP party and so is Narayana Murthy who has minced no words to praise Kejriwal and his group of people who have done a wonderful job by winning the confidence of the people in the Delhi elections. — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon

THE speed at which the AAP is spreading its wings across the length and breadth of the country, one can imagine that the ongoing DISGUSTING: Eunuchs are a big nuisance to motorists. The sooner they are controlled, Delhi experiment may be repeated the better. after the Lok Sabha polls too. The AAP can form a minority govt with    The traffic police often do noththe “unconditional support” of the ing when such acts take place at DELHI Chief Minister Arvind Kejri- UPA III and like-minded “secular” traffic signals and this raises ques- wal’s first Janta Darbar was a flop parties such as the Comrades, the tions. Agreed that they are a trou- show despite attracting thousands RJD, the SP and the BSP. Their combled lot, relegated to the fringes of of people who came hoping that the mon intention would be to thwart society but that does not give them Kejriwal will solve their problems. the efforts of the “communal” forces a license to harass people. The law- The direct democracy experiment from coming to power at the Centre. makers should wake up and smell of Kejriwal may boomerang on him Even if the 2014 general elections which is nothing but a political result in a fight between the NDA the coffee. — Altaf H. Ladiwala, Bandra stunt. This flop show will serve as a and the AAP, relegating the Conreality check for Kejriwal as he tried gress to the third position, the to change the format of the gover- hopefuls from the elusive Third nance from the roof top of a ‘secret Front can also chip in for the same IN retrospect, one cannot help building’ which has never been “noble” purpose. — Arun Malankar, Santacruz lamenting that the age-old Con- seen in the past. I strongly feel that gress had indeed committed a po- Kejriwal who has come to power on litical ‘harakiri’ in Delhi by tall promises to the people will fade unilaterally supporting the new away as time passes and will not outfit, AAP, without their asking able to solve the major problems in WINNING is a habit and in a team and, more significantly, when they the current bad conditions and will game like cricket the players should are still antagonistic towards it. Not be pulled down by the people who realise the importance of winning at only did they not utter a word of voted for him for not fulfilling their home and abroad in regular interthanks for having been responsible promises and betraying them. The vals. Mumbai cricket team just like for their assuming power too pre- urgent need of the situation is that Indian team maintain their ‘home maturely, but one of their members the people must understand the re- tiger’ image very well but lose when has also chosen to contest the Ame- ality and support the national par- they go out to play competitive level thi seat in the Lok Sabha polls ties for the stability, development matches. This is happening for over against Rahul Gandhi and put and good governance rather than a decade and the team manageposters derogatory to him in the depending on Aam Admi Party ( ment failed to arrest the slide in reconstituency. The only return that AAP ) which is nothing but a tem- cent times. By changing the captain the party has got from its intriguing porary storm which will fade away and the coach, the home team is stand is that it has successfully in coming months and will not be not going to achieve anything exblocked the BJP from returning to seen again on the political map of traordinary. The writing is on the wall. Mumbai’s Ranji side failed to rule Delhi after 15 years. But the flip the country. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai qualify for the semi-final stage of side is, it has given an early foothold

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the Ranji Trophy and the whole set deposit the trillions of US dollars up needs a sea change to come out with Swiss banks. — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali of the rut. Old warhorses in the side like Wasim Jaffer and Zaheer Khan should pave way for the youngsters to step into their shoes at least from I now realise why our country is ‘innext season. — Maniam Ramani, Kharghar fested’ with endemic rapes with no foreseeable remedy/ remission! I am convinced that we will never be rid of the endemic rapes which have I was surprised to read that most of seemingly infested our country! Inthe people in the world believe that deed, the recent bizarre performUSA is the most unsafe country in ances by Bollywood stars induce me the world and second is Pakistan. to think that it is the ‘star’ performThis was declared by World Survey ances which are mainly responsible Organisation by Win/Gallop of for the horrific happenings! First, Switzerland which is doing survey they ‘bare’ and then they try to since 1977. And more than 50 per cover their body and pretended cent of the people think that 2014 shame behind saris! Even the Bollywill be better than 2013. wood elders come forward to the I pray to God that at least second rescue of so-called film stars under thinking comes true. the lofty pretext that the money so — Yogesh R. Bhavsar, Dahisar collected would be given in charity: fie on such charities! - on the one hand you pronounce donations and on the other bare modesty (?). Please remember Sister Nivedita IN the recent past China had al- (Margaret Noble) came to India all lowed the US-based MNC Coca- the way from far off Ireland to eduCola to carry on its business in cate and uplift our womenfolk esChina with its following patriotic pecially commanded by the noble terms and conditions. Firstly, Coca- human being — our own Swami Cola can appoint its own CEO in Vivekananda! — P. Chakravorty, Fort China, but it must appoint only Chinese people as staff members, including the Deputy CEO, Assistant CEO, all other officers and workers. THE state of the art T2 terminal of Secondly, all bank acLETTER OF the Mumbai International Airport counts should be in Chi- THE DAY compares on par with some of the nese banks only, and to be operated through China only. most and best airports across the Thirdly, its profit cannot be moved globe which is great news for the out of China for the next five years. aviation sector in the country. It is And finally, 70 per cent raw materi- an archaeological wonder and a als should be purchased from Chi- proud moment for our country as nese traders only. Ironically, all our well as tourists who would love to FDI policies are pro-US and pro- use the best facilities here and rewestern countries. The secret rea- turn home with good memories sons of such anti-India FDI polices from our shores. However, Mumbai’s roads, rail of the govt. are known to all the Inservice and other infrastructure are dians very well. This is pure treason. And the trai- in bad shape and lot needs to be tors deserve the ‘gallows.’ By the done to put that in order. Potholes way, the central foreign minister on every road, water logging and Salman Khurshid has no problem at roads dug up for some reason or the all, if the Indian economy goes to other are a common phenomenon ‘dogs’ or if it drowns in the Atlantic in the city. Mumbai gets submerged or Indian Ocean. All the India- in water during monsoon and life is based ‘foreigners’ like him are solely hell to commute all the year round. — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon interested in selling off India and

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Testing time for Virender Sehwag AS in the past, BCCI overwork their players and drop them like a hot potato if they fail in few chances given to them. The whims and fancies of selectors put paid hopes of a stylish player like Virender Sehwag. Players like Sachin Tendulkar were given a long rope, whereas a dependable batsman, VVS Laxman was made to quit Test cricket rather abruptly. That is the way of Indian cricket. However, Sehwag was not coming in the scheme of things for some time and was allowed to fade out and removed from the main team. The fault lies with Sehwag as well. Firstly, he agreed to open the innings for Team India in all the three formats even though his footwork was faulty. An opener needs sound technique to play genuine fast bowling. Again, the Delhi cricketer started as a middle order batsman and he even scored a century on his appearance. Later on he was shifted to the top slot and made to slug it out down the order as well. Thus he lost the

SAD: The whims and fancies of Indian selectors have hampered the career of a dashing cricketer like Virender Sehwag. right approach to the game and was let down by the team selectors time and again. It is indeed a testing time for Sehwag. He has been removed from his Delhi Daredevils side in the IPL as well. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada


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Emancipation of Asia and Africa (A) ASIA

Introduction: The world is divided into seven continents. These continents include Asia, Africa, North America, Europe, Australia, South America and Antarctica. The continent named Asia has an important place in world history. Asia is referred to as the direction of the Sun rising, so the Greek referred to it as ‘Aasu’. Because of this name, the continent got the name ‘Asia’. Decolonisation: The process of end of colonial rule is described as decolonalisation. This procress began after the Second World War. Decolonalisation started after Second World War. That’s why the twentieth century is also called the ‘age of decolonalisation’. Asian and African continents were ruled by England, France, Holland and Portugal. These Asian and African countries became free in the twentieth century. After the Second World War United Nations organization was established to control the warlike situations. UNO started decolonising nations.  Indian Freedom Movement  Rise of Nationalism


Write a brief about the ‘Jallianwalla Baugh’ Masscare. Ans 1) A public meeting was organiseed at Jallainwala Baugh in Amritsar on 12th April, 1919 to protest against the Rowlatt Act. 2) General Dyer ordered the Military to open fire on the unarmed Indians who had gathered for the meeting. 3) Hundreds of innocent people died or were injured. Therefore, this incident was condemned as the ‘Jallianwala Baugh Masscacre’.

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 Establishment of National Congress  The Moderate Period (1885-1905)  Moderate Group

Which ideas did the Indians learn after coming in contact with the Europeans? Ans 1) After coming in contact with the Europeans the Indians became acquainted with the western education. 2) They learnt the liberal values of humanism, freedom, equality, justice, democracy, self government and nationalism.

 Home Rule Movement  Revolution Movement

 Gandhi Era: (1920 to 1947)

 Background of Non-Cooperation Movement.


Explain the countribution of the moderates and the extremists to India’s freedom struggle. Ans (A) Countribution of Moderates 1) The moderates were the founders of the Indian National Congress. 2) They believed in the sense of justice of British. They adopted resolutions and made petitions on the issue of National importance. 3) They managed to secure some political reforms. 4) They created nationalist awareness.

 Civil Disobedience

 Quit India Movement  Azad Hind Sena



Explain the factors that favoured the decolonization process? Ans.1) Japan a small country defeated the powerful country, Rusia in 1905. Therefore, Asian people got the self-confidence and realized that Europeans can be defeated. 2) The organizations of Nationalist movement originated in colonies due to the doctrine of self-decision which was advocated by American president woodrow Wilson. They demanded political freedom. 3) Asian people were of the view that Asia is for the Asian people. They thought that to free people from the clutches of foreign rule was their prime duty. By considering this, Japan took a stand against Europeans. 4) Asian people felt that they would get political freedom after the world war. Therefore the soldiers from Asia helped allied countries in the first and and second world war. 5) Colonial countries got victory in the second world war. They became poor by losing their wealth in the world war so they were unable to keep the colonies under their control. 6) America and Russia emerged as powerful nations after the Second World War and they were not in favour of colonisation. What is the meaning of ‘period of decolonisation’? Ans.1) The process whereby the colonies of the European

3) Write about the Wang-Bhang movement Ans 1) The Wang-Bhang was launched to oppose the participation of Bengal into the Muslim-majority. East Bengal and the Hindu-majority West Bengal. 2) The day of participation was observed as the ‘National Mourning day’. 3) Partition of Bengal was opposed by the people in public meetings and in newspapers. They boycotted the foreign goods. Students left government colleges and schools. ‘Vande-Matram, the patriotic song written by Bankimchandra Chatterjee was sung by the youth. 4) The movement spread to the other parts of India. It forced the British government to annul the partition of Bengal on 12th December, 1911. 4)

 An extremist Period (1905 to 1920)

The fall of the rule of the Manchu Dynasty came about in 1911. Sun-Jet-Sen formed the Nationalist party and handed over presidentialship to Yunan-shi-kai. The communist party, led by Mao-Tse-Tung overthrew the Nationalist Government and captured power on October 1, 1949. Thereafter China became the people’s Republic of China. Some important Questions:

imperialist powers gained freedom is known as the decolonization. 2) The process of decolonization started after second world war. 3) This process received support from the United Nations as well as the USA and the USSR. 4) The process of decolonization started in 1947 with the grant of independence to India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Burma (Myanmar). It took place in the other parts of Asia and later in Africa.

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The extremists supplemented constitutional means by the agitational means. 2) They advocated and popularized the four principles of Swaraj, Swadesh, Boycott and National Education. 2) They opposed the partition of Bengal. Their agitation forced to the government annul the partition in 1911. 7)

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What were the reforms introduced by the British for administrative purpose? Ans 1) For the administrative purpose, the British introduced the modern means of transport and communications. 2) They started western education and encouraged the Indian press. 3) British people established sole monopoly on Indian people. 8)

Mahatma Gandhi withdrew the non-cooperation movement. (Give reason) Ans 1) The british police opened fire on a peaceful procession at Chauri Chaura, in Gorakhpur district of Uttarpradesh. 2) The enraged people set the police station ablaze wherein one police officer and 22 police men were burnt alive. 3) Saddened by this violence, Mahatma Gandhi withdrew the non-cooperation movement.

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Law is one of the oldest and highly sought-after educational and career options. The myriad components it comprises within itself, makes it a highly challenging field to further one’s education and career. And it is these distinctive yet lesserknown aspects of law that make the field a hugely misunderstood one. Sharada Iyer speaks to experts in the field about the kinds of law and their scope.


ndian law has direct influences from many Western countries along with its indigenous roots. It is thus regarded to be quite exhaustive and extensive in its dimensions, combining the traditional law practices of ancient India with contemporary legalities. Some of the more commonly known branches of law include labour law, corporate law, civil law and criminal law.


Labour Law deals with shops and establishment acts. In addition, it also involves PF, ESI, minimum wages, maternity, employees’ job hours, working conditions, the Factories Act, the Gratuity Act and the Workmen’s Compensation Act. Ramesh Soni, Management Consultant in Labour Law explains, “If one is a labour lawyer, one can practice in civil and criminal courts, deal with taxation and cyber crime issues. If one doesn’t wish to practice law, then one also has the option of being a consultant in labour law in any type of industry and in any company. In order to become consultants though, one doesn’t need to be a qualified lawyer, but needs to have practical experience in the field involving labour laws under a senior advocate or councillor. If one is practicing labour law, then one has the option of being a notary after 10-years of experience and a solicitor with at least 20-years of experience. Labour law has a lot of scope and if individuals are knowledgeable about the field and have a genuine interest in it, they should do well for themselves.”


Corporate Law deals with the corporate aspects of mergers, amalgamations, reconstruction and acquisition of companies and includes all SEBI acts. There are innumerable career options within corporate law according to a leading professional expert in the field. “Corporate law allows all possible career options for individuals involved in it. Individuals can not only get into litigation, but can also substantiate their law qualification with other specialised degrees like Chartered Accountancy and Cost Accountancy. Since corporate law also forms a core subject in MBA, having a background in corporate law along with an MBA in Finance is also an option that interested candidates can explore. The field has a bright future with increasing demand not just in legal circles, but also in financial ones as well,” the expert believes. Continued on pg 14 «



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My daughter is doing her 12th in Commerce. She wishes to opt for a Journalism course after this. Is there a good institute she can study at? —Rashmi Mehta.

She can study either a Bachelor of Communication, Journalism and Public Relations, or complete her graduation from any stream after Class 12, post which she needs to complete her post-graduate studies in Journalism. Most of the universities in India offer Journalism at the undergraduate as well as post-graduate level. Since you have not mentioned any specific geographical location she can study from any university in India.

I have completed my graduation and will give the Maharashtra MBA CET. Is domicile compulsory for giving the CET or is it required at any stage of the selection process. —Nithyanand Rao The rules and regulations are at the discretion of the regulatory authorities. The updated information about the procedure for admissions for Maharashtra MBA CET 2011 can be checked from

I am currently studying in SYJC (Science). I have heard about studying International Affairs but am not clear about it. What kind of a career can I pursue through International Affairs? —Mandar Patekar International Affairs refers to understanding the relations between different nations. As a graduate in International Affairs, one can work in public and private organizations, multi-national companies and non-profit organizations worldwide. However, it is conducive to attain a post-graduate qualification as it facilitates career progression. One can also work in the office of International Affairs through the Indian Foreign Services by clearing the UPSC exam after graduation I am in the TYBCom. However, my real liking and passion is books. I love reading for hours on end. Can you please advise me on how to convert this hobby into a proper career? —Akanksha If you are good at writing, then start with a blog or free lancing with publications or provide online content or even start Reading/Story-telling classes for kids. You can always take up a course on Library Science or a job in a private library. However, remember that there is administrative work involved and the access for self-reading may be restricted. If you have any queries for this column, contact us on


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All legal cases pertaining to business transactions or commercial transactions which come under the purview of Civil Law. Civil law is one of the oldest existing forms of legal practice. Criminal law, on the other hand, deals with all cases that come under the IPC Act, 1860 and include aspects like fraud; libel; crimes against religious sentiments, decency and morality; murder and manslaughter. According to a legal expert, “Any transaction that requires monetary compensation comes under the ambit of civil law. Cases filed under criminal act deal with prosecution and punishment as laid down in the IPC and Code of Criminal Procedure of 1973.” All these categorisations form individual stream of two years’ specialisation – LLM (Master of Laws) – within the spectrum of education and career prospects in law. At the graduation level though, students learn about all facets of the subject which allows them to gain a wider understanding of the subject. Despite glowing attributes about the field, there still prevails a certain mindset

To gain admission into law is quite difficult. Potential entrants into the field can gain admission into the field either by opting for a three-year LLB (Bachelor of Laws) degree after completion of a basic graduate degree in any stream. Students who opt for this course need to secure at least 70 per cent in their graduation exam in order to be eligible to take up law. Apart from this route to take up law studies, interested students can opt to take up a five-year law course immediately after the completion of their HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) exams. Students who take up this option need to give a mandatory entrance test known as the CLAT. The CLAT (Combined Law Admission Test) is a comprehensive test that evaluates potential law students on their knowledge of English, current affairs, logical aptitude and knowledge of awareness of Indian law. After the completion of their LLB, individuals need to register with the

regarding law. Many people believe that doing law isn’t helpful or as remunerative as compared to other professional streams. Ramesh Soni clarifies this as a well publicised rumour having no basis in fact. “A person with an LLB degree can earn a starting package of about 15,000

Bar Council of India which would give them the ‘Certificate of Practice.’ Aside of an LLB and LLM, interested individuals can also study a BGL (Bachelor in General Law) which would allow them to work as paralegals with leading law firms. INR. The salary package however largely depends on the company the professional is associated with. If individuals are really serious about the field, then such individuals will have no dearth of cases coming their way after they have gained the necessary experience under a senior council,” he concludes.

Want to study communication in the US How is an Executive MBA different from a regular MBA? —Nikhil Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a master's degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. Students have the option of taking on concentrations in areas such as finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, etc., in addition to core gener-

al business classes. On the other hand, an Executive MBA is essentially a part-time MBA, but the average student profile is slightly different. These programs are aimed at experienced executives who prefer not to take a career break to take a fulltime MBA and typically require significant business experience to gain admission. Candidates are often evaluated based on what they will bring to the program. In most cases, taking the GMAT is not required.

I intend to pursue my Masters in Communication in the United States. I currently have 1 year of internship experience as an event coordinator. What are the requirements for admission? —Radha A Masters degree in Communications is a comprehensive communication manage-



is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics ment and leadership program that is designed for professionals from a wide variety of undergraduate majors, job functions and experience levels — drawing emerging talent and senior level managers alike from different industries. Some of the universities that offer a two year Masters in Communications in the US are Northwestern University, Boston University, University of Southern California and New York University. Applicants must submit their admission application materials to the university in early January for a September

intake. As part of the application, applicants are required to submit a resume, a statement of purpose, letters of reference, transcripts and a TOEFL/IELTS scores. Each university typically publishes on their website its own admission procedure and deadlines.

I am currently looking to pursue my Undergraduate degree in Australia. Does Australia allow international students with a student visa to work during the course of their study? — Natasha

Yes, Australia does allow international students with a valid student visa to work while they are pursuing their higher studies. However the number of working hours per week have been restricted. Students are allowed to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during classes. However there is no restriction on the hours of work involved during scheduled course breaks. Also, you need to keep in mind that students are not allowed to work until they have begun their course.



By Zahra Vimanwala


f you're around Flora twist on local Mumbaiyya fast Fountain and feel the urge food. Give it a try! to browse through some books and grab a bite while you're at it, we recommend you head into Kitab Khana which houses Food for Thought – a quaint little eatery that will offer you everything from salads, sandwiches to drinks. What's nice about this place is that they offer you staple dishes like misal, dabeli etc. but with a twist. Imagine a bhelpuri sandwich or a vada pav sandwich and it's on their menu. Make sure you try their Fresh mint cooler and Tangy Mushroom sandwich! A little steeply priced, Food For Thought does an interesting

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ndia is a land of culture, glory, pride, love, knowledge and immense beauty. The contrasting nature of our country from the historic museums to the religious temples to the beautiful waterfalls to the huge mountains and to top it all, its loving people shows the real India and the true Indian spirit. As a nation and as a citizen of the nation, there are several issues which have to be looked into, several faults which have to be rectified, several things which need to be changed to make the future of India better, bigger and brighter. A country follows a certain system of law and order which is its judicial system. India has some powerful laws and regulations created in various fields. But sadly these are not effectively applied and followed. That’s what leads to some of the major problems faced by our country. Like when the 26/11 terrorist attacks took place, didn’t we have enough proof and

Orchids School showcases the flavour of India Students of the school depicted Unity in Diversity by representing art, culture, traditions, festivals, language, and dances of 28 states of India


rchids-The International School recently organised a mega event ‘Incredible India’. The New Year for the kids started on a cultural note wherein they depicted the vast culture and heritage of India through various activities like dances, skits, traditional dress, visual arts etc. Parents and dignitaries of the school were invited to witness the mega event. The event began with a warm traditional welcome with a ‘Sindoor Tikka’ and sprinkling of flowers by the teachers of the school. The


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kids from the primary section came up with cultural performances showcasing he various facets of the country. All the facets were well described with the help of posters and charts which showcased the creative wingspan of the children. The charts depicted the history and importance of Indian monuments like Taj Mahal (UP), Red Fort (Delhi), Golden Temple (Punjab), Qutb Minar (Delhi), Lotus Temple (Delhi) and a host of others. The energy, enthusiasm

and ambience of the event were in the true spirit of oneness. This programme was organised to instill aware-

parents were left asking for more. Directed by teachers and styled by students, the mega event was a mélange of music, colour, dance, food. Students also showcased different energy fused festivals which are celebrated like Holi, Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Baisakhi. The teachers of Orchid International school were seen applying Mehendi to one and all who were present at the event as a part of the carnival festival. The school had also invited a potter to make the kids learn how to make pots. Talking about the unique initiative by the students, June Dias, Dean, Academics said, “Our focus is to build a good future for the kids and make them innovators and thinkers. Through this event we have created a melting point of culture, tradition, festivals and secular values at Orchids. We believe that learning is much more than classroom teaching and academic laurels and we have established that thought in the minds of Orchidans and have provided them with the best education.” The parents of the students who were present were beaming with pride for their children while the kids enjoyed putting on the show for their parents and one and all present at the event.

« HAPPENING SHAPPENING ness and nourish the students about the Indian culture and values. The celebration continued with various folk dances from across the country like Karagattam, Garba, Bhangda, Sufi, Bihu all showcased by the primary kids of the school. The kids had a great time performing that

evidence to hang Kasab instantly? But our country spent crores and years before eventually hanging him. Also we need to uplift the position of women in our society, by giving them equal rights and equal freedom. The crime rates in our country are so high because no serious action is taken by our judiciary. If our judicial system becomes more effective and efficient then women will be able to live in a safer environment. Our political system - we do have educated political leaders, but there are very few who know their actual duties, very few who work for the betterment of the country. If they stop being corrupt and use our money and pay taxes in the right way, then no one can stop our country from reaching its highest economic point. Corruption is the root of a lot of problems like recession, unemployment, fiscal deficit, etc. If our political leaders start framing the required policies, start passing the right projects in time then there will be few problems of illiteracy and poverty.

We, the citizens of India should become more aware about our responsibility towards the country, like for example stop bribing the police and littering, then India will definitely be able to relive its glorious past. If the major problems are looked upon then smaller issues of environment degradation, infrastructural problems, etc will be solved. Inspite of the problems faced by our country we still stand strong and fight out everything with great pride and courage. And that’s why I’m proud to be a part of this country, I’m proud to be Indian.

Just another sound box « GADGET OF THE WEEK

By Claudelle Monis


oday's music accessories are all about convenience and clarity. Soundlogic's Mtv Fashiontronix Bluetooth speakers – Twister and Soundbox – are the latest addition to the lot, with their eye-catching design and features.

The Twister and the Soundbox are described as Bluetooth speakers that connect seamlessly to iPhones, iPods, mp3 devices, Android phones, Blackberry phones, other smart phones, tablets and computers. Both are made of silicone and have built in USB rechargeable batteries. Between the two, however, the Twister has been tagged as being 'splash proof'. Both connect easily to the device being used – in this case, an iPod (4th Gen). The instruction manual contains no technical terminology that will confuse the less tech-savy and will leave you quite satisfied after having synced your device. While design and being feature-packed work well for both, music lovers that insist on perfect sound quality can give both these a miss. Music on the Soundbox is muffled and is jarring even when the volume isn't turned up. The Twister is slightly better, but not enough to be considered clear. The price tag of Rs.2,999 for the Twister and Rs.3,999 for the Soundbox makes these two good purchases only if you're on a budget, and are more feature and design conscious, than concerned with clarity.


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St. Angelo's Professional Education has launched a new training division with the specific aim of devising and executing a training curriculum that matches skill sets required with skill sets developed. It has introduced a course specifically for the training and placement of IT help desk support engineers. This is a four-month course conducted every day in batches. The basic eligibility is a graduate degree preferably a B.E. or B.Tech, since students would secure better salary opportunities. There are two pre-screening rounds including one by the HR department after which one may be enrolled for the course. Selected candidates are then given a Job Assurance Letter which is simply a ticket to a good job. The USP of this particular course is not only to build the technical skill sets of a candidate, but also to make him/her polished, communicative, presentable and capable of holding dialogue and discussion. Further information call 9867864444 or 9320036666. You can also email the institute at:


The TATA First Dot powered by NEN is inviting people to vote online to determine 5 people’s choice winners in the competition for best student start-ups. In the first component, workshops featuring business-modeling, panel discussions and entrepreneur interactions were held across 20 cities in the country. The second component of the program has two competitions running in parallel – the jury-based Tata First Dot National Competition and the public voting based Tata First Dot People’s Choice competition. As the second component of this program begins, the general public is invited to vote online for their favorite start-ups. The detailed profiles of the 415 shortlisted student ventures have been showcased on the Tata First Dot website. Voters can log onto to cast their votes. To vote and know more about the initiative and contestants, log on to You may also follow and for regular updates.


The third edition of Power to Empower (P2E) 2013 – a national skills development challenge organised by the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and India@75 – was launched in mid-September 2013. The P2E 2013 Challenge is aimed at identifying, selecting and rewarding the best solutions bridging the gap between the supply and demand of skilled labour in India. P2E 2013 invites entrepreneurs, students, non-profits, corporates as well as enterprises with innovative and scalable solutions to apply for this challenge and contribute to the development of a sustainable vocational skills ecosystem in India. Applications for P2E 2013 will be accepted as part of two distinct categories – Idea and Operations. The Idea category will focus only on short ideas with a solution concept developed only on paper whereas the Operations category will be open to those with an existing for or non-profit solution already in place addressing this issue. Visit:

Education plays a vital role in project management



Adesh Jain, Honorary National President of Project Management Associates (PMA), writes on how reducing uncertainties is the key to making successful projects and how important it is to make it a branch of education


ndia as a young country is teeming with ideas and enthusiasm. Ever since we opened our economy in 1991, entrepreneurs have thrived and new avenues have emerged. However, what has failed to change is our approach to handling projects. Be it the public sector or the private sector, there are abundant stories of projects that started with much promise but have fizzled out due to poor planning, inability to foresee and minimise uncertainties, and poor implementation. Analysts today are increasingly coming to the conclusion that we as a nation lack a 'project mindset' and this is a lacunae that is slowing our success. While a lot of countries, most prominently China, have realised the need for trained and qualified project professionals, India is yet to wake up to this need. So, while we churn out thousands of management graduates every year, we do not produce enough people professionally equipped to handle projects. Let’s begin by deliberating on the question: how handling projects is an expertise that needs separate qualification and competency. Whatever we are doing today is for tomorrow, whether it is manufacturing, or service or infrastructure. Now, when we are working for tomorrow, the entire paradigm shifts to predicting how things will turn out in the future and how we plan to handle them. When we talk of the future, we have to take uncertainties into account because howsoever well we plan,

future is always uncertain. Risk and uncertainties are linked; if there is a certainty, there is no risk. We know that two plus two is four and there is no risk involved in this – but if two plus two turns out to be something else that we don’t know, this poses risk. So, risk and uncertainties are intertwined and they have to be seen from that perspective. Therefore, when we start doing something, the uncertainty is very high and when we wrap up a project by completing hundred activities, the uncertainty at completion is almost zero as you have finished. How fast you are able to reduce your uncertainties is the challenge. The faster you reduce them, the earlier you will make it zero (uncertainties) and time will be saved. If you manage to reduce the uncertainties slowly, time taken to make it to zero will be high. So, the rate of reduction of uncertainties is the crux of project management, however small to big and accelerating it is the key to project success. Let’s say we have an infrastructure project for which a series of steps have to be initiated starting from getting environment clearance, land acquisition, tender process, and construction, the planner needs to understand that each one of these is a complicated process that can take time that needs to be accounted for in the planning stage itself. If consensus takes time in a democracy, that time has to be accounted for in the planning stage. The people involved are stakeholders, their conditions too will have to be considered.

Club Enerji’s ‘Energy Q & Carnival 2014’ winners announced C

lub Enerji, Tata Power’s nationwide energy conservation programme recently announced the champions of the National Energy Q 2014 in the grand finale organised at Community Centre, Tata Colony, Chembur. Energy Q and Carnival are the annual features that enable the Club to propagate the message of energy and resource conservation in a fun and more engaging manner. It is the culmination of the entire year’s sensitisation programme. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power graced the quiz competition and felicitated the winners of Energy Q 2014. A total of 200 schools participated during the preliminary round in the respective cities. Post city finals, 36 teams participated in the quarter final round and 12 teams in the semifinals. The final day of the competition included the all-day ‘Energy and Natural Resources Carnival’ which showcased intriguing projects by the school students on the themes of water management, energy conservation, fuel conservation, and environment protection. Students presented working models which can be prototypes of newer and more sustainable technology and enthralled the audience with their talented performances which carried messages of conservation, gender equality and healthy lifestyle. Principals, parents, energy mentors and

students shared their experiences of Club Enerji. The audience was educated on the emergence of Club Enerji and the path it has followed through a special film called ‘Journey So Far’. The event was rounded off with the final peg of the National Quiz Championship. After an intense competition between the schools, Cambridge Foundation School from Delhi emerged as the winners of the quiz held on January 10. Tata Power’s ‘Energy Conservation Programme’ introduced in more than 400 schools in the city, aims at creating maximum impact by educating and creating awareness amongst people on the effective management and conservation of energy in our everyday life. Club Enerji also encourages students to form their own mini-clubs in their schools and societies to reach out to more citizens. The Club members have collectively saved 8.7 million units of electricity and sensitized more than 5.2 million (52 lakh) citizens across the nation. This saving is equivalent to saving 8,700 tonnes of CO2 and is enough to light up approximately 4,090 houses for a year. Tata Power has added a feather to its cap by organising Energy-Q championship to honour the young minds on their Energy Quotient.

detailed planning and little attention to minimising uncertainties, resulting in tremendous cost overruns and repeated failures in meeting deadlines. In today’s scenario of an unprecedented rate of change, managing uncertainties proactively is crucial for project success. Minimising uncertainties before there is a crisis is the most significant aspect for a project to be successful. We should be realistic in estimating our time and cost elements. There is always a danger of 'conspiracy' of optimism which is not desirable. We must plan wholly and then implement parts. Preparation helps you avoid firefighting. Firefighting is anti-project management, antiplanning. Minimising firefighting is also a key part of project handling. Coming to the crucial question of the role of education in managing uncertainties, Indians largely have failed to recognise the fact that project management that involves crucial tasks of minimising uncertainties and predicting the future needs qualifications, certifications and experience. While anybody can do a project, not everybody can make a successful project manager who would plan with precision and implement with perfection. Project management is a professional job and managing uncertainties needs a qualified project manager too. In fact you can say, ‘project management is uncertainty management, or risk management’. Competency is very crucial for a successful project manager. In India Project Management Pic for representational purposes only Associates (PMA), provides certifications and unusually heavy monsoon too should have been competency skills for project managers based on At what rate do I get the minimum price, so that beforehand. If the Delhi Commonwealth Games were to be taken into account during planning. The Games, the international guidelines set by IPMA I can reduce the cost of my investment – this attiProject Management tude will not work. It may take a few days to set- held in October 2010, everybody knew that they however, seem to be one of India’s best examples (International Association), the only federal organization of 57 tle the acquisition question or it may take a few would be preceded by the monsoon season in of ‘how not to handle a project’. In the current scenario most of our projects - countries. months, all this is part of the uncertainty factor July-August and by that time all the construction The certifications provided by PMA India as associated with the future and needs to handled had to be wrapped up. The possibility of an big or small, are ill implemented due to lack of


The best college-going businessman


“I love the whole idea of getting paid to party,” says Yash Chandiramani, Co Founder and Partner, White Knight Entertainment and Hospitality am in the second year of BMS in Jai Hind College and I am yet to graduate. I was always drawn towards the glamorous life, loved the idea of late night parties, VIP nightclubs, limited entries and great music. That is why I started promoting nightclubs while I was in junior college, as a pure hobby, but I took keen interest and eventually realised that this could be scaled up thus encouraging me to start White Knight Entertainment. I love the idea of getting paid to party, to have no restrictions in the most exclusive night spots of the city and the popularity it brought me. However, most importantly I love being at my creative best. I can plan and design everything, from what the theme will be, to what people will wear to the placements inside the club and when it comes to my own Lounge I can decide the menu with the wackiest recipes. I can keep doing what I love the most which is making people have the time of their life. I am also a trained DJ and a music lover so it is an added advantage for me. I was originally in an engineering college, studying electronics and telecommunications. After two years of trying to figure out circuits, I realised that this is not what I want to do. So I started White Knight. A lot of people said I should complete my engineering since it does not matter what field you

get into as long as you have a strong degree. However, I believed that if I want to do business I should educate myself in that field. It did not make sense studying something totally unrelated just because it has a high value in society. Thus against a lot of wishes I switched over to BMS and joined Jai Hind College even though it meant I had to restart from the first year and would always be two years behind my batch-mates. After two years I can feel the difference, in the way I look at my business, the way I conduct it, the information I get from my college course and research work etc. I won the best college going businessman pan India, last year. The only training I received was when I promoted clubs under Nikhil Rochlani who happens to be my partner in White Knight now. He was the guy who taught me the tricks of the trade. Since the company belongs to both of us, we have to look over everything, but we have divided it in such a way that creations, business development and HR is take care of by me and accounting, back office and the entire finance is looked after by him. We do not have fixed hours of work and my work is mainly after 10 pm. I guess that is why I sleep through most of my college lectures. I made a total investment of approximately


Rs.30,000. I put in my share of Rs.15,000 by saving pocket money since I was 18. So for almost two months I made sure that all my friends including my girlfriend paid for me wherever we went and the last Rs.2,000 I borrowed from my mother. In this line one can earn Rs.7,000 to 8,000 as a fresher but if he/she grows in the right direction the field is certainly very lucrative. For a business person like me, I would say it takes about two years to become a professional and to bring about that professionalism in your work, in terms of legalities, scale of fee charged and organisational structure.

In business there is no guarantee that you will earn a particular sum of money; especially in this line where competition is high. In my nightclub promotion division, an established company can make Rs.2 to 3 lakh a month and in the hospitality management (clubs owned in partnership) around Rs.8 lakh a month can be made depending on the size of the venture. The first advantage of my field is that the majority of work can be carried out from your home, as long as you have the internet it does not matter where you are. Every day I get more than what I had yesterday. Late nights can however be a problem, especially when you have a 7 am lecture the next day. Secondly, in my promotions business getting a contract is one thing, but getting paid for it is another task. It is very easy to get exploited. There are a couple of things you must keep in mind if you want to start your own business. Firstly have realistic expectations, do not expect too much revenue at the start. Every business is started with a lot of enthusiasm; but that does not mean it will start generating income instantly. Secondly, do not fear failure. Failure teaches you a lot. The most important aspect is your passion for the business that causes you to defy everything and every single factor that goes against you. I personally feel in the end if the business idea is even average, the entrepreneur can make it a success if he has the passion and enthusiasm. As told to Monarose Sheila Pereira

well as other member bodies of IPMA are of different levels. Beginning with level D, the certifications offer increasing levels of competency skills right up to level A which qualifies certified Project Directors. In India, while we have a good number of certified project professionals i.e level A qualified professionals, not many of them graduate to the higher skill breaker, which is disappointing. It is estimated that we have 50,000 certified project professionals in India, most of whom have been certified based on passing an exam. This is a good first step but they need to move up the ladder. Having an exam based certification must get transformed to competence assessment in managing projects. Here India lags dismally from global benchmark leading to problems and issues. We just have 114 Certified Project Managers (IPMA Level C), 17 Certified Senior Project Managers (IPMA Level B) and 12 Certified Project Directors (IPMA Level A). India has the potential of becoming a force to reckon with. If we provide competency development to our hard working and brilliant project professionals they will do wonders. According to an estimate, for India to become a success story that can nurture superpower dreams by 2022 we need at least 200 Certified Projects Directors (IPMA Level A), at least 2,000 Certified Senior Project Managers (IPMA Level B) and at least 20,000 Certified Project Managers (IPMA Level C). Given limited resources, and with costs, time, scope and quality being ever-changing realities in an era of globalisation and e-technology, a management degree is not enough to helm projects. We need specialised skills. Behavioral and contextual sills are essential to lead and motivate team members. Here the role of qualification and education in project management becomes important.


is an M.Ed in Learning Disability from S.N.D.T University. She also happens to be India’s only female crossword creator!

My son is restless

My son is very friendly and cheerful. He is restless at the same time and hence I was suggested to have him evaluated. The eight-year-old has been assessed for learning disability. He has been diagnosed as having learning problems. Please suggest ways to deal with this problem. Your son is still in the emergent stage of literacy. Concentrate on improving his focus and span of attention on different topics with respect to his interest. Give him specific instructions one at a time. Provide him with picture cue cards. Also develop a checklist in order to see the improvement areas. This can also be given to the teacher in order to see the improvement in his academics. If you have any queries for this column, contact us on

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Here’s a great way to start the year, with some educational camps by BNHS that will take you to the lap of nature Bats and Birds walk at Elephanta (Gharapuri) Island (19th Jan): Situated off the south-east shore of the city, Elephanta Island is a good birding location. During this season one can see Brown-headed Gull and Common Black-headed Gull flying alongside the boat to the island. Other birds like the Gullbilled Tern, Lesser Sand Plover, Indian Grey Hornbill, Common Iora, Spot-billed Duck, Little Grebe, Osprey and White-bellied Sea Eagle can also be seen. BNHS gives you a chance to learn about the only flying mammal in the world, explore the caves with an expert in search of bat roosts. One can espy Greater Asiatic Yellow House Bat and Leafnosed Bat. Charges: Rs.450 for Members and Rs.550 for others. Registration: Call Hornbill House 22871202/22821811 or e-mail at Winter trail at Shilondha (2nd Feb): Winter mornings on this trail are always rewarding. The trail offers flora and fauna, butterflies like Baronet, Common Leopard, and Striped Tiger. Also birds like Loten’s Sunbird, Common Iora, Southern Coucal, Grey Junglefowl, and occasionally mammals like Spotted Deer and Sambar Deer. This trail leads through fine mixed forest dominated by bamboo and ends at the first stream. This trail in Borivali National Park is not accessible without permission. Charges: Rs.200 for members and Rs.250 for others. Registration: On the Spot. For information: Call Hornbill House 22871202/22821811 or email at bnhs.programmes@ Birding at Talawe (9th Feb): Known only to a few, this patch of wetland located on Palm Beach Road is a birders’ delight with scores of migrants flocking during this season. On a good day, birds

like Painted Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, Caspian Tern, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Glossy Ibis, Common Redshank, Common Greenshank, Black-winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Little Cormorant, Marsh Harrier, White-eared Bulbul, Eurasian Curlew, and Osprey can be spotted. Charges: Rs.700 for members and Rs.750 for others. Registration: Call Hornbill House 22871202/ 22821811 or e-mail at Birding at Akshi Beach (16th Feb) Situated about 110 km from the city, this beach near Alibaug offers splendid sightings of waders, gulls, and terns. On a good day one can spot Eurasian Oystercatcher, Terek Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Broadbilled Sandpiper, Greater Sand Plover, and Sanderling. Five species of gulls namely Heuglin’s, Great Black-headed, Common Blackheaded, Brown-headed and Slender-billed Gulls are likely to be seen. Seven species of terns, namely Common, Whiskered, Gullbilled, Sandwich, Caspian, Lesser Crested, and Greater Crested Tern are seen. Charges: Rs.700 for members and Rs.750 for others.

Registration: Call Hornbill House Experience the unique opportunity 22871202/22821811or e-mail at to view graceful Lesser Flamingos and Greater Flamingos feeding at Sewri mudflats. Learn about these Bats and Trees walk at Ranibaug magnificent winter visitors on a trail with BNHS. Sewri is also the (Jijamata Udyan) (16th Feb): Spread over 53 acres, Ranibaug is place for many migratory birds Mumbai’s only heritage botanical such as Broad-billed Sandpiper, garden, and has recently celebrat- Common Sandpiper, Black-tailed Whimbrel, Eurasian ed 150 years of its existence. Godwit, and Black-capped Ranibaug is home to an astonish- Curlew, ing 853 plant species including 286 Kingfisher. Charges: Rs.100 for trees. Many exotic species like members and Rs.150 for others. Baobab and Tree of Heaven can be Registration: Call at Hornbill House seen here. Fruiting and flowering 22871202/22821811 or e-mail at trees such as Flame of the Forest, Indian Laburnum, Indian Coral Tree and fig trees grow here. The Bats and Birds walk at Elephanta garden is also host to a large colony (Gharapuri) Island (23rd Feb): of India’s largest bat, Indian Flying If you have missed the first Bats Fox. Get to know more about these and Birds programme, this is your mysterious creatures of the night chance to join us again for this onefrom a bat expert. Charges: For of-a-kind trail. Situated off the members Rs.100 per head and for south-east shore of the city, non-members Rs.150 per head. Elephanta Island is a good birding Registration: Call Hornbill House location. During this season one 22871202/22821811 or e-mail at can see Brown-headed Gull and Common Black-headed Gull flying alongside the boat to the island. Other birds like the Gull-billed Flamingo Watch at Sewri Tern, Lesser Sand Plover, Indian Mudflats (22nd Feb):

Grey Hornbill, Common Iora, Spotbilled Duck, Little Grebe, Osprey, and White-bellied Sea Eagle could be seen. BNHS gives you a chance to learn about the only flying mammal in the world, explore the caves with an expert in search of bat roosts. One can see Greater Asiatic Yellow House Bat and Leaf-nosed Bat. Charges: Rs.450 for members and Rs.550 for others. Registration: Call Hornbill House 22871202/22821811 or e-mail at Brunch with Birds (19th Jan): This programme is a combination of outdoor and indoor sessions which will be highly interactive. You will get acquainted with high fliers of the natural world through sessions on Bird watching, Bird Architecture, Bird Migration, Bird Calls and Bird Quiz. For children fun-filled activities such as treasure hunt, nest building, quiz, bird calls and face-painting have also been arranged. A sumptuous brunch will be served to make the event complete.

‘J-14’ -- a fuel-efficient car by Somaiya students S

tudents of K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering unveiled their latest offering J-14, a fuel efficient car capable of achieving more than 300 kmpl designed and built by the second and third year engineering students of K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering. J-14 car is a single-seater that runs on petrol on a 35cc engine and would participate in an international level intercollegiate competition 'Shell Eco Marathon Race'

which will be held at Philippines in one of the most prestigious international competitions. There would be 150 teams participating from around 300 odd teams. The students toiled relentlessly for over a period of six months to produce top-notch fuel efficient prototype to make its mark in the competition. On the occasion, Kunal Jain, the team representative said, “It feels elated to be not only the first but the only team from

Maharashtra. We would also like to thank Samir Somaiya who has always encouraged us and the team to broaden our horizon and take on new challenges and go beyond bookish knowledge and gain hands-on experience.”Shubha Pandit, Principal K J Somaiya College of Engineering said, “Our students have put in a lot of hard work, dedication and toiled relentlessly to come up with a remarkable fuel efficient prototype.”


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Kohinoor Business School has introduced a 12-week certificate course in Entrepreneurship for Empowering Women (E4E). The program is designed to empower women through entrepreneurship, by developing the necessary competencies and motivation needed to establish a successful enterprise. Entrepreneurial support, industry mentoring and coaching, women empowerment seminars, entrepreneurial guidance and nurturing are integral parts of this course. The uniqueness of E4E lies in building an entrepreneurial foundation, developing business acumen based on an integrated approach towards a new enterprise that increases the success probability of new enterprises. E4E is a women centric course, and anyone who is interested in starting an enterprise possessing good understanding of English is encouraged to explore the opportunity for future development. Application forms are available at Kohinoor Business School, Kohinoor City, Kirol Road, LBS Marg, Vidyavihar/Kurla (W). Mumbai – 400070. You can also call the Toll Free number 1800 266 7700 / 67887777/751 or log on to


For all those nature-lovers who want to make a difference, this yearly workshop teaches you all you need to know about conservation education. The 3 day module includes broad subjects like natural history, environment education and nature conservation. Hands-on training and participatory learning approaches followed by a job handling phase known as “Shadowing Phase” is used. The participants learn about nature walks, slide shows, project works, education material development, communication skills, programme planning, budgetary preparation, crisis management and much more. Participants are enrolled on payroll of green guides on successful completion of ‘Shadowing Phase’. Time: 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m, Venue: BNHS CEC, Goregaon, Programme Fees: Rs. 3000/- (Includes lunch, refreshmen, and study material), Register Before: 20th January 2014, For registration contact: 9594929107/9594953425 or E-mail:


Every year 2nd February is observed as World Wetlands Day. 2014 is the UN International Year of Family Farming and the Ramsar Convention chose Wetlands & Agriculture as the World Wetlands Day theme for 2014. BNHS CEC is hosting a play writing competition on this occasion. Youth are urged to develop engaging play scripts to create awareness. Visit for more information. The best play scripts will win BNHS popular publication set. Download application form from and Submit your .doc files and registration form to


Master of Ceremonies and event manager, Cheryline Fernandes tells Naressa Coutinho how she quit her decade long service at a reputed firm to focus on her love for hosting events, parties and weddings. She has never looked back since and wants more youngsters to join the partying brigade.

that. This would ultimately determine the amount of loyal clientele that you can boast of and would then have a direct impact on your income; one that Cheryline says is impressive and directly proportional to your act as an anchor. “Your earning depends on how good you are at your work,” explains Cheryline, “Female compères are generally paid much more than their male counterparts as they have the ‘gift of the glam’ on their side. However, emcees in general may earn anywhere between Rs. 5, 000-Rs 12,000 per event or can even demand Rs. 15000-Rs. 30000 for a day’s event, if he/she is experienced. The more experience and creative you get, the more you can earn. Corporate and stately events are more lucrative and fetch an higher fee.” For Cheryline, there is no looking back. She loves being a compère and dwells on the highpoints of this career. “You are your own boss. You get to travel – all expenses paid. Meeting people from various backgrounds is always refreshing and your talent receives instant appreciation and feedback from attendees. The best part about being an event anchor is your limitless growth prospects and income earned.” On the downside, the seasonal nature of festivities may lead to a dull spell during the monsoons and the bustling season may often take a toll on



happy marriage is a matter of giving and receiving,” said the compère, “Where the husband gives and the wife receives,” he smiles, sending everyone into a fit of laughter, including the blushing bride. He then guides the bridal couple, the bridesmaids and the wedding platoon through the customary and non-customary parts; juggling in his stride the catering, the playlist and priceless moments in pictures; and finally bidding a humble adieu to another successful night.

Be the Master of Ceremonies “A compere, also known as the Master of Ceremonies (emcee), is the one person who can make or break your event. From the minute an event commences till it ends, he/she handles and manages it all,” says Cheryline Fernandes, a popular emcee from Malad, Mumbai. Initially, Cheryline and her husband, Justin, would hire emcees and compères to host events under the name of JC’z – their own event enterprise. However, when she realized that she could <<Cheryline easily manage events on her Fernandes own and play a good host, she left her decade long service with a reputed firm and focused her energy on JC’z. An emcee is responsible for the smooth flowing of any formal event, performance or show – all the while engaging the audience, entertaining guests, and being the life of the party. The idea of an emcee first originated in the Catholic Church where one person was required to ensure that all the sacred rituals and liturgies were conducted in reverence and in keeping with the papal guidelines. Over time, a master of ceremonies moved into the realm of public and private events that opened the gateway to a wider professional field. If you think Catholic weddings are the only set ups requiring compères, then think again!


earl Academy, an institute for design, fashion and business, a globally renowned institution of higher learning offers dynamic & innovative courses that are especially designed in consultation with industry experts to maximize entrepreneurship and employability. After the graduation of their batch of 2013, the prestigious Academy has started its admission process for the year 2014. Students can choose from a range of Undergraduate courses (for duration of 4 years) and Post-graduate courses (for duration of 1 year

Lauren Sánchez of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ or Bollywood’s legendary actor-turned host Amitabh Bacchan are both examples of successful emcees in the wider space. However, speaking of weddings and silver weddings, social gatherings, parties, sporting events and even corporate events, you know the playing field is large. As Cheryline says, “In this career, the sky is the limit. There are no boundaries to your growth. You are a one-man show. If you give it your best and are good at what you do then you can reach great heights in a short span of time.” While you wouldn’t require any specific educational qualification or certificate course to become a Master of Ceremonies, Cheryline does encourage aspiring emcees to add on to their skills saying, “You need to be extremely fluent in English and have a good vocabulary. The more languages you know, the better it is for you to grow in your career. Moreover, there are many voice and speech modulation courses that one can join to excel as a compère.” Hence, all you need is a charismatic personality and an ability to connect with guests and audiences. Unlike most offbeat careers, where a certain amount of initial financial investment is required, as a compère this amount is almost negligible. However, it requires you to make many public appearances and hence presentation becomes imperative. Cheryline advices you to invest in some good clothing and make a great first impression and a lasting one at

your vocal chords and health. On a parting note, Cheryline says, “Firstly, Think – Decide – Be sure of what you want to do. If you are a person who loves to meet people, travel, and has enthusiasm, energy and charisma, then this could be the right career option for you. The best thing about this job is that even after an event, you are never left tired but are always thirsting for more. Therefore, instead of being employed, be an entrepreneur – Be your own boss. I personally believe there is no better job than spreading happiness and excitement around you.” Here is your chance to host the next best party in town. Good Luck! JC’z Events: Contact Number - + 91 9833018605

Tips to being a good Compère  Firstly, you need to enjoy and be excited about what you do. You need to be energetic and charismatic at every event, only then will the people around you enjoy and have a great time.  Appearance – The first impression is always the last impression, so always dress well for your client meets and especially for the actual event.  Always be alert to what’s happening around you.  Pre-plan your event and always be well prepared.  Time Management – Always ensure you are on time for your event and manage your event within the set timeframe.


and 2 years) and Masters Programmes (for duration of 2 years) to apply for. All Under-graduate courses and M.A. Programmes are validated by Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK, and all Post-graduate Diploma Courses are validated by Domus Academy, Milan, Italy. This year the students will be admitted in 2 admission cycles, whereas for overseas/PIO/

SAARC Countries/NRI candidates the last date of submitting their applications is 14th July 2014. Students can find the application form online and can visit for more information. They can also call on Pearl Academy’s Toll free number 1800 103 3005.


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The three Alchemists in life MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014

There are three alchemists in life – God, our parents and teachers. They guide you and bring out the best in you. A young student shares her insights into the same. LIBERAL EDUCATION

Yes I definitely think there is the need for liberal education, because in India we have an education system which has been rendered obsolete. Also, I think teachers are not good enough and updated knowledge, and a change in the way of teaching has to be implemented. It will help students understand situations better in real life scenarios, besides making choices apart from merely learning stuff. —Niyati, UPG College

I think it’s fine if there is no liberal education in schools, but in college it would really be helpful, not to say necessary. In college, we are learning in order to get a job; we need practical education beyond the theory aspect. There is not point in just giving exams if we do not learn how to enter the practical and professional world. There is a need of interaction between students and teachers. They should bring us knowledge and their experiences in life. We need to ask them more questions related to the courses, to life and our future job. —Aman Agarwal, Sydenham College

Yes, I do feel there is a need for liberal education, the Indian education system is more about learning things from books and writing them down even if it is not understood well. Rather new methods of interactive teaching should be introduced, leading to active participation of students. Learning through PowerPoint presentations, involving students in these presentations help in understanding the subject in a much better way than just holding a text book in hand and repeating what's written in it. Also every subject explained should be followed with an example because examples are better remembered. Emphasis should be laid on speaking as well as writing, because ultimately in life, people judge one by the way he/she talks. Personal attention to each and every student should be given. General knowledge sessions or charts should be put up in schools and colleges and imparting of practical knowledge should also be promoted. —Akshay Chandan, H R College


shine like gold!! Nowadays I see that children in a general don’t have the same drive or ambition as the previous generations. They don’t know how to set goals, or if they do, they are dissuaded by peer pressure. For this reason, it is very important that teachers and parents instill in children self confidence, ambition, concentration and raise us in an environment of love, respect and knowledge. What am I but a product of my parents? It is thanks to them that I am what I am today. They have confidence in me and give me the freedom to make my own decisions, and it is because of them that I am my own person-unique and independent. One shining example of how parents can change their children’s life is that of Liu Yiting, a Chinese schoolgirl studying in Harvard with a full scholarship. Her parents Zhiang Xinwu and Liu Weihva, started their daughters education when she was fifteen days old. Regular meal-

times were enforced. By age 3, she was doing household chores, and was assigned character building tasks such as long distance swims and holding an ice cube in her hand till her hand turned purple!! As for Liu, she is grateful to her parents, and she can be quoted saying “My parents gave me ability to create my own life and be happy and I am pretty goal oriented because of them.” We spend most of our time in our home environment but a major part of our day is spent at college. Often, we don’t realize the power a teacher has on us, and sometimes a teacher herself doesn’t realize the effect she has on children. For many years, my ambition was to become a teacher, thanks to my awe inspiring teachers.

On Teachers Day, this year, I realized the effort our teachers put in for us. The strain of talking day in and day out and of walking to various classes day long was immense. Lastly, our God, have you ever realized that a simple prayer before an exam or an event calms your nerves and encourages you. We may not see Him, but knowingly or not, we all believe in Him. For everything he takes away, He gives us more. We can thank Him for everything we haveour parents, a home, teachers, friends, and our safety. These are our alchemists; they convert the base metal we are born as, into gold. Whatever field you may choose to excel in, please know that these three will always be by your side.


This week, we asked students what they feel about liberal education. Liberal education is a different way of teaching and learning, which includes updated knowledge, help provided to students to understand concepts and not just to learn by heart, and promoting interactive learning between students and teachers. We asked them how liberal education could be a beneficial tool of learning

believe that in our lives, there are three alchemists – God, our parents and our teachers. No matter how you are born- a genius, an average student, or a dull student; these are the guiding forces that make you

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Devotees gather at Sangam to take holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Allahabad on Tuesday.


EW DELHI: With its on-going nation-wide membership drive, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday claimed over 10 lakh people joined the outfit in the last five days. The party also announced Adarsh Shastri, grandson of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, and former IPS officer Uday Sahay have joined it, reports PTI. AAP had kick-started the membership drive campaign ‘Mein Bhi Aam Aadmi’ on January 10, with an aim of getting over 1 crore members by January 26. Senior party leader Gopal Rai, who is over-seeing the national membership drive, said over 6.6 lakh people joined the party by giving a missed call on a mobile number followed by 4.5 lakh who registered as members through its website. Over 1 lakh SMSes were sent to the (mobile) number and the rest of the people have joined the party by manually filing a form. “We have finished training of our volunteers. We will soon start over 300 district camps and hold membership camps. Our volunteers will do door-to-door campaigining for getting more people to join the party,” Rai said. With the party receiving complaints that many people were not able to join it because of the busy mobile network, it announced two more mobile numbers (08082807715/08082807715) on which people can either send SMSes or call to become members.

Women pray as they have a glimpse of the Holy Relic of Prophet Muhammad on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar.

Salman lauds Modi, but stops short A

Buddhist monks take part in a religious procession during 31st Kagyu Monlam prayers for world peace in Bodhgaya.

AAP: 1 million members in five days

Children perform Yajnopavit Sanskar rituals on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Haridwar.

Pilgrims seeks blessings from a Sadhu after a holy dip at Sagar Island on the occassion of ‘Makar Sankranti’.

HMEDABAD: Actor Salman Khan on Tuesday lauded Narendra Modi for development in Gujarat, but stopped short of publicly endorsing him as the future prime minister, saying “the best man should become the PM”. “God should decide who is the best man for the country and the best man should be the PM,” Khan, who was in town for promoting his film ‘Jai Ho’, told reporters at Ghatlodia in the city standing alongside Modi, BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, during the annual kite festival organised as part of Makar Sankranti festival, reports PTI. Notwithstanding persistent media queries about whether he backed the Gujarat Chief Minister as next prime minister, Salman, whose remarks have often set off controversies, refused to be drawn into a fresh one. “I belong to the film line. I can clearly answer questions on films. On politics, because of my limited knowledge I will not be able to give clear answers. If I begin answering your questions, I will get trapped,” Salman, apparently wiser with experience, said. “Modi Saheb should definitely get whatever is in his destiny, he must. Modi Saheb has brought so

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Devotees pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of Makar Sankranti (Maghi) festival in Amritsar.

NEWS IN BRIEF BJP launches ‘Modi for PM fund’

WITH Lok Sabha elections just months away, BJP on Tuesday launched a drive to collect donations for ‘Modi for PM fund’ from the people and also inducted several former IITians into the party to give a fillip to its campaign. BJP President Rajnath Singh launched the drive to collect donations ranging from Rs 10 to Rs 1,000 in the name of ‘Modi for PM fund’.

Cabinet to consider Rail Tariff Authority proposal

A Rail Tariff Authority to free fare revision from political interference is likely to be set up as an advisory body and a notification for it is slated to be issued shortly. The notification will be followed by an amendment in the Railways Act, 1989 in Parliament to set up the first pricing regulatory body in rail sector. The proposal for setting up the RTA is slated to come up for discussion before the Cabinet this week.

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi watches actor Salman Khan fly a kite during the kite festival Uttarayan in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. much progress to Gujarat,” the actor said. With journalists still not giving up trying to prod the superstar into making a clear statement about his prime ministerial prefer-

ence, he said,”I am not from Gujarat. I come from Bandra in Mumbai and for me the best candidates are Baba Siddique and Priya Dutt. My agreeing or disagreeing will not matter much.

`1,000 minimum monthly pension to be a reality

The government is likely to approve this month a proposal that will entitle formal sector workers a minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000, immediately benefiting 27 lakh pensioners. Those who get less than Rs 1,000 a month include 22 lakh member pensioners and 5 lakh widows as on March 31, 2013.


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There is a gazette notification after the (Congress-led) Delhi government approved the policy. It is notified. We are not a banana republic. India has never seen such policy reversals. The question is whether the farmers, consumers and small entrepreneurs are part of the lexicon of Aam Aadmi or are excluded. The view that it may lead to job losses has neither any merit nor any logic.

Commerce And Industry Minister Anand Sharma on the reversal of the FDI policy by the Delhi Government

BUSINESS BRIEFS JP Morgan AMC launches Europe Fund

Hold Long Positions

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Wednesday (January 15, 2014) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty fell marginally on Tuesday (January 14, 2014) a net 30.90 points (0.49%) and closed at the 6241 point level. The market opened down at the 6260 points level. It then rose sharply into the green and registered the day’s high at the 6280 points level at 9.16 a.m. The index then declined into the red and turned into a range bound movement until 12.55 p.m. It then declined further and registered the day’s high at the 6234 points level at 2.09 p.m. The index then rose and turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty witnessed a volatile session and moved in a range of 46 points. Ahead of the central bank's rate review on January 28, traders are eagerly awaiting December wholesale price inflation, which is seen at 7% is due today and will pave the future direction of the market. Sentiment was bearish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 36 were losers, while 14 were gainers.

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

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5958 points level. The next support is at the 5877 points level.

Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance is at the 6372 points level. The next resistance is at the 6424 points level.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Technical Analysis: Pivot point = 6252 (This is the level Volume: where the trend is likely to change Volume (Qty shares) decreased 8.11%. This change is small during intra-day). and indicates a moderate participation by investors. Support (1) = 6224. Support (2) = 6206. Market Breadth: Resistance (1) = 6270. Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst Resistance (2) = 6298. all the traded stocks, 628 were gainers, 837 were losers and 56 remained unchanged. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: Slow Stochastic 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 40 level but is now declining (negative if it continues).

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

On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a small black body candle on lower volumes. This is negative.However, the index is above its 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages. Further, the velocity parameters too indicate strength. Both these indicate a positive bias. Investors are advised to hold long positions but with a strict stop loss at the 5-day average at the 6205 point’s level. Work with strict stop losses on all positions

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line and both lines are flat. No signal here. The ADX is falling while the Market Index is falling, which indicates that the present down trend is decreasing in strength. Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6205) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 6238) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6234) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 5930) Positive.

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

JP Morgan Asset Management India today launched an open-ended fund of funds scheme ‘Europe Dynamic Equity Offshore Fund’, which will invest in European equities. The new offer is open for subscription from January 17 to 31. As per the fund house, the primary objective of the scheme is to provide long-term capital growth by investing predominantly in the JP Morgan funds - Europe Dynamic Fund, which invests in European companies. “With economic indicators showing a positive trend, we believe it is the right time to offer this fund to investors here. This fund provides investors an opportunity to diversify their portfolio and participate in the strong growth potential of European markets,” MD & CEO Nandkumar Surti said yesterday.

Cairn India’s Rs 5,725 Cr Share Buyback On Jan 23

Mining baron Anil Agarwal’s Cairn India Ltd will spend up to Rs 5,725 crore to buy back shares to give him greater control over the nation’s largest private oil producer. The exploration company will buy back shares from January 23 and extinguish them. The purchase may include a part of the 10.3% stake held by former promoter Cairn Energy Plc. Cairn India, which is sitting on a cash pile of about USD 3 billion, received shareholder approval to buy 17.09 crore shares, or 8.9% of the equity, from the open market at not more than Rs 335 apiece, a public notice said.

DBS Bank Gets Operational Excellence Award

DBS Bank India has received the coveted Operational Excellence Award by the National Payments Corporation of India. The awards are given across banks in India for excellence in performance and it showcases the best practices prevalent in the industry. DBS is the first and only foreign bank to offer other bank customers additional Value Added Services such as Mini Statement & Pin Change across its Automated Teller Machines in India.

Sops Proposed For Oil Block Auction

In a bid to attract more global oil majors, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has proposed exemption from royalty payment and an income-tax holiday of up to 10 years for the next round of auction of oil and gas exploration blocks. In a draft note to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), the ministry recommended shifting to a revenue-sharing model from the current production sharing contract (PSC) framework, which allows explorers to recover their costs from commercial discoveries before sharing profit with the government.

Tata, Hindalco Asked To Speed Up Coal Mine Output

The Central Electricity Authority has asked companies including NTPC, Hindalco, Tata Power and Tata Steel to expedite production from captive coal blocks allocated to them and inform it about any constraints. “A meeting was held...To review the status of development of captive coal blocks allocated for power generation,” according to the minutes.

Chhota Bheem Joins The Honda Family

As the leading two-wheeler manufacturer to inculcate safe riding habits in India since 11 years, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd – the Only Honda in Indian 2 Wheeler industry yesterday announced its latest step for promoting responsible riding and road safety. Partnering with POGO, Brand Honda has associated with Chhota Bheem – India’s most loved animation character for safety promotion among kids along with their families. Honda wanted to promote safety riding among kids in a fun manner, as educating young minds on road safety is an effective way of spreading message to the entire family.

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Motilal Oswal calls a ‘Buy’ on DLF CMP: Rs. 157

Target Rs. 209

Nirmal Bang calls a ‘Sell’ on ABB CMP: Rs. 649

Target Rs. 436

Global Equity Major KKR Cautious On India

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BSE, NSE to shift Kingfisher, Moser-Baer to restricted group  Coal India announces Rs 18317 cr dividend  IOC Chairman Butola may get extension  M3M to invest Rs 3,000 cr on 7 realty projects in Gurgaon  Network18 to launch Gujarati biz channel, online pink paper  UK inflation falls to 2% target rate in December.

Says Twin-deficits make India second most risky emerging market By A Business Reporter


lobal private equity major KKR has ranked India second among the emerging markets on external risks, citing the high fiscal and current account deficits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our emerging market framework takes the view of avoiding twindeficits countries at this point,â&#x20AC;? the global fund said in its 2014 macro/asset allocation outlook. The country ended FY13 with an all-time high current account deficit of 4.8 per cent of GDP, which is slated to have improved significantly to 3.05 per cent in the first half of the current fiscal and may even be lower for full fiscal. On the fiscal deficit front, India may struggle to achieve the targeted 4.8 per cent level as the government has already exhausted 94 per cent of target by November, analysts said. South Africa tops the list of emerging market countries on the

basis of external risk rank, ahead of India, according to KKR. Indian policymakers have recently initiated aggressive steps to attract fund flows into the country. Even though India saw some improvement in the last quarter of 2013, the country spent a better part of the year worrying about the high CAD and its impact on the rupee, which hit a lifetime low of 68.85 against the dollar late August last. The US Fedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taper talk late May 2013 only compounded the worries as FIIs pulled out massively. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think countries with sizable or growing twin-deficits will continue to see their currencies and CDS (credit default swaps) under pressure in 2014 as Fed tapering gains momentum,â&#x20AC;? KKR said. The Fed began to cut back on its USD 85 billion monthly bond purchase by USD 10 billion this month. KKR India is headed by Sanjay

Nayar and has over USD 1 billion invested in the country which includes stakes in Bharti Infratel, Coffee Day Resorts, Dalmia Cements and Magma Fincorp. In the note, the private equity fund with a reputation for buyouts, also commented on the rising prevalence of asset quality stress within the banking sector. â&#x20AC;&#x153;India must now deal more forcefully with deteriorating loan quality that has previously been listed as merely â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;restructuredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? KKR said. According to the Reserve Bank data, stressed assets, including those classified as NPAs and restructured ones, touched 10.2 per cent as on September 2013 up from 9.2 per cent in March 2013. A slew of reasons, including the slowing growth, delays in getting necessary clearances for the large value infra projects and high interest rates are blamed for the problem.

New Gas Price Mechanism Positive For ONGC And Reliance, Says S&P By A Business Reporter


he Indian governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to increase domestic gas prices is likely to benefit Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. (ONGC) and Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two main gas producers.Standard & Poorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ratings Services expects the new gas pricing mechanism to improve the cash flows and profitability of both ONGC and RIL to varying degrees. We also believe that the price increase will support the companiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; high capital expenditure plans. However, the new pricing guideline does not affect our ratings on ONGC (BBB-/Negative/â&#x20AC;&#x201D;) and

RIL (BBB+/Negative/â&#x20AC;&#x201D;). The negative outlooks on the ratings reflect the negative outlook on the sovereign credit rating on India (unsolicited rating BBB-/Negative/A-3). We anticipate that the increase in gas prices will significantly improve ONGCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s EBITDA by about 20%, compared with 5%-7% for RIL. The impact on RILâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s profitability is not likely to be as significant given the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low gas production of about 13 million metric standard cubic meters per day. Our financial forecasts for RIL already considered the benefit of a potential price increase. We expect the price revision to help ONGC main-

tain its ratio of funds from operations to debt at more than 60% over the next two to three years. Our view is based on the understanding that state-owned ONGC will not be required to bear any additional subsidy burden from the fertilizer or power sectors, which are likely to be adversely affected by the price increase. The governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s announcement reduces uncertainty over future gas prices, in our opinion. But the uncertainty will continue for RIL, given a legal dispute over the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to increase the gas prices for some of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gas blocks where production has significantly declined.

India Ratings Pegs GDP At 4.9%; Projects Improvement In FY15 By A Business Reporter


ndiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth rate is expected to slip to 4.9% in the current fiscal but will improve significantly to 5.6% in 2014-15, India Ratings said today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our expectation for improved growth in FYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;15 is based on a partial recovery in the industrial and services sector growth, and an uptick in investment due to project clearances by the Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI),â&#x20AC;? said India Ratings, a Fitch group company. The economic outlook report projected growth of 5.6% with farm sector expansion at 3%, industry 4.1% and services 6.9% in 2014-15 fiscal. Outlook for the Indian economy is looking significantly better now than it did in mid-2013 when the country was struggling with current account and fiscal deficit, falling rupee and high and stubborn inflation, it said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Better-than-expected monsoons, rising exports, swift policy as well as project clearance actions by the government and deft cur-

rency management by the RBI have improved business sentiments,â&#x20AC;? the report said. It projected average WPI-based inflation to decline to 5.5% in FYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;15, from 5.9% in 2013-14, which will lead to monetary easing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We expect the pressure on food prices to ease in FY15 on the back of normal monsoons. With the expected moderation in inflation in FYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;15, the agency expects RBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s policy stance to gradually shift towards monetary easing. We expect a 0.50% reduction in repo rate in its base case,â&#x20AC;? India Ratings said. It further projected that the fiscal deficit will narrow to 4.5% in FYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;15 as the new government, post the general elections, will make efforts to adhere to fiscal consolidation. For 2013-14, it said the fiscal deficit will remain closer to the budgeted level of 4.8%. It said the restrictions on gold imports and stable oil prices would likely restrict import growth and restrict Current Account Deficit to 2.2% of GDP in FYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;15.

Tata Steel Opens UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Largest Steel Plate Centre By Aditi Khanna


ndian giant Tata Steel opened the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest cutting center for steel plates at its West Midlands base yesterday. The steel giantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new 3.1-million pound Profiling Centre at Steelpark in Wednesfield will increase its plate processing capacity in the region by up to 50 %. The facility offers steel plates cut and finished to exact size, shape and quality specifications, providing a range of benefits to customers in the lifting, excavating and construction sectors. The new centre has the capability to transform steel plate into a multitude of shaped and machined components, from high-volume production runs for off-road vehicle wheels and booms for earth-moving equipment, to large one-off

components for construction projects and specialist engineering applications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are transforming the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest steel service centre into an operation that is entirely focused on meeting customer requirements and supporting their success,â&#x20AC;? said Paul Steele, managing director at Tata Steel Distribution UK and Ireland. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a unique ability to support our customers because of our Tata Steel ownership, which makes us the only steel distribution group to have both its mill and processing operations in the UK and Ireland,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding this meant that Tata Steel not only knows â&#x20AC;&#x153;our products and services inside out, but we can offer customers consistent quality and repeatabilityâ&#x20AC;?.

Switzerland Ready To Discuss Tax Info Exchange With India By A Business Reporter



ntensifying efforts to address Indian concerns over alleged stashing of illicit funds in Swiss banks, Switzerland will send a delegation to India to discuss the â&#x20AC;&#x153;current situationâ&#x20AC;? and define measures for greater cooperation on tax matters. Switzerland has also agreed to an OECD global automatic exchange of tax information framework, which would further enhance its information exchange mechanism with India after becoming operational, a Swiss government official said. There have been concerns in India about limited flow of tax information from Switzerland about Indian citizens who have allegedly stashed away unaccounted money

in Swiss banks. Despite efforts by the Alpine nation to shed its banking secrecy tag, Switzerland is still perceived in some quarters to be a safe haven and to be reluctant in sharing information. Seeking to dispel such perceptions, Switzerlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Federal Department of Finance said that it has intensified its efforts in the field of information exchange to explain Swiss laws and practice to the Indian authorities in a transparent way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For doing so, a Swiss delegation is prepared to travel to New Delhi to discuss the current situation and, if need be, define measures for enhancing the collaboration in tax matters,â&#x20AC;? a Swiss Federal Department of Finance spokesperson told PTI from Bern in reply to emailed queries.


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 The Hollow Man features Kevin Bacon in the title role as Sebastian Caine, a scientist who discovers a formula for invisibility. After an experiment makes him slowly disappear, Cane begins to go insane, and soon threatens the lives of his fellow researchers. Elizabeth Shue and Josh Brolin star as the targets of Cane's mayhem, along with William Devane, Kim Dickens and Mary Jo Randle. Star Mov ies, 9 p.m.



 In tonight’s episode we will see, that at Gilll house Lohri celebration is going on. Just then they get a phone call and they get the news of Bani’s death. Sarab gets shocked to hear that Bani is no more and everyone goes to Bhullar house for the shok sabha. Further, Manpreet enters and she is shocked to see Bani’s pic with a garland. During the shokh sabha, Rajji comes to Bhullar house in normal colored clothes and refuses to believe that Bani is dead and tells everyone that they should not mourn Bani’s death as she is still alive. Colors, 10.30 p.m.


 It’s all new, all true and what’s even weirder we can explain it all. 60-minutes of international science that takes an intelligent and witty look at some of the strangest things mankind has created, been affected by, or is intrigued by. We’ve got the world’s strangest stories, but we can also show you why and how it all works and what it all means. Discover y, 8 p.m.


 Presenter Mike Brewer heads to the frontline in Afghanistan to test hi-tech British and American weaponry and equipment being used in the fight against the Taliban. Follow Mike as with the full co-operation of the UK Ministry of Defense, he gains unrestricted access to Camp Bastion and Kandahar Air Base, re-


Bani Ishq Da Kalma, Colors, 10.30 p.m.

vealing the latest combat vehicles and equipment, such as the SA80 Rifle, the Apache attack helicopter and Mastiff armored six-wheeled truck. Di scover y Sci en ce, 10 p.m.


 Raghav finally saves the chawl and encounters Kamala and her family. His next vision is to destroy Kapoor’s and accomplish his revenge. Zee T V, 7 p.m .


 Mr. Gold makes a decision to confront Pan, but will he go there to save Henry or give in to the prophecy that the boy will be his undoing. Star Worl d, 10 p.m.


 Pandavas discover that they have entered rakshasavart, but they don’t get tensed like cowards. Rakshas king Hidimb and his sister hidimba spots them and plan to make a kill. In panchal, Draupadi gets to know that shikhandini is the senapati of drupad’s army and gets happy assuming that drupad doesnt differentiate between sona nd daughters. However, she later discovers during ann poojan that Druapad has made Drishtidyumna the senapati taking away the post from Shikhandini. Shikhandini gets dejected and tries to kill herself. Star Plus, 8.30 p.m .


 Paleontologist Kate Lloyd is invited by Dr. Sandor Halvorson to join his team who have found something extraordinary. Deep below the Arctic ice, they have found an alien spacecraft that has been there for perhaps 100,000 years. Not far from where the craft landed, they find the remains of the occupant. It's cut out of the ice and taken back to their camp but as the ice melts, the creature reanimates and not only begins to attack them but manages to infect them, with team members devolving into the alien creature. H BO, 11 p.m .


 In top 5 entrys of bollywod the entry of Ajay devgn on the top of the List till now ,while film collect 110 cror world wide and 12 cror in india & box office ind declerd film is All time Block buster Nageshwar alias “Don” heads a vast criminal empire. He has an only son, (Ajay Devgn), who is completely familiar with his dad and his business. So is Ajay’s wife, who would like to put an end to all these criminal activities. When Nageshwar starts showing signs of ageing, he decides that it is now time for Ajay to take over from him. Ajay does so, however, a number of Nageshwar’s associates are unhappy, embittered, and critical of this choice, and as a result they, under the leadership of Shankar Dhanraj kidnap Ajay’s son, Gopal, and hold him for ransom. Zee Cinema, 8.30 p.m.


 When a Chinese rebel murders Chon’s estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon’s sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family but almost no one will believe her. Zee Studio, 10.30 p.m.


 Charan (Ram CharanTeja) has a bad childhood as his father was murdered in front of his eyes. And he had to own somebody else’s mistake and go to jail to save his mother. When he returns back, he realizes that his mother is dead. Then he is employed as a tour guide in Bangkok. Sanjana (Neha Sharma) - the daughter of a rich man - is on vacation to Bangkok along with her friends. The rest of the story is how they fall in love and how Charan takes revenge on the people who are responsible for the murder of his father. Max, 9 p.m.


 An honest lawyer, Vishwanath is implicated and imprisoned


Zara 10.00 Maharana Pratap 10.30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 11.00 Crime Patrol


P.M. 2.00 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 2.30 Doli Armaano Ki 3.00 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 3.30 Pavitra Rishta 4.00 Qubool Hai 4.30 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 5.00 Jodha Akbar 5.30 Bh se Bhade 6.00 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 6.30 Pavitra Rishta 7.00 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 7.30 Sapne Suhane


P.M 2.00 Firangi Bahu 2.30 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai 3.00 Karmayogi: Film. Raaj Kumar 6.00 Rishton Ke Bhanwar Mein Jljhi Niyati 6.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 7.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti 7.30 Firangi Bahu 8.00 Haunted Nights: Kaun Hai Who? 8.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 9.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti… 9.30 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati 10.00 Firangi Bahu 10.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali.

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Wildest Africa Wild Tales AP Safari Killing For A Living Wildest Lating America Wild Recon Predator’s Prey Natural Born Hunters 11.00 River Monsters


P.M. 2.00 Man Vs Wild 3.00 World’s Strangest 4.00 Incredible Mr Goodwin 5.00 Food Factory 6.00 Wild India 7.00 Extreme Bodies 8.00 World’s Strangest 9.00 Great Barrier Reef 10.00 Incredible Mr Goodwin 11.00 Destroyed In Seconds

The Thing, HBO, 11 p.m. at the behest of powerful underworld don, GNK and his associates. After his release from prison, Vishwanath decides to seek vengeance, but finds out that it is virtually impossible to do this through due process of law. So he decides to change his identity, hire a gang of crooks and assassins, to carry out his vendetta. Not realizing that in doing this he is alienating himself from the love of his life, Soni; and making himself a wanted man by the police, leaving his crippled sister, Munni and mom, Shanti to fend for themselves, and at the mercy of GNK and his associates. Fi lmy, 9 p.m.


 Two soldiers stationed in Kazahkstan (Captain Duke Hauser and his partner "Ripcord") are ordered to transport special warheads created by MARS, an arms' manufacturer controlled by James McCullen. When they are attacked by thieves (led by Anastasia DeCobray, with whom Duke has history), they are saved by a top secret, international special forces unit known as "G.I. Joe". The leader of G.I. Joe, General Abernathy (or Hawk) is on the trail of the thieves: an evil organization called "Cobra". While Duke and Ripcord train to join the Joes, McCullen ("Destro") is secretly working for Cobra and plotting to recapture his metal-eating "Nanomite" warheads. Duke and Ripcord (with help from Heavy Duty, Snake Eyes, and the rest of the Joes) must prove that they are Real American Heroes -- by stopping the launch of these warheads before Cobra uses them to take over the world. Pi x, 9 p.m .

P.M. 2.00 Chivas Studio Gentleman Code 3.00 Castle 4.00 Last Man Standing 4.30 Two and A Half Men 5.00 Boston Legal 6.00 Castle 7.00 Koffee with Karan 8.00 Last Man Standing 8.30 Two And A Half Men 9.00 Boston Legal 10.00 Once Upon a Time 11.00 Castle


P.M. 2.00 Switched At Birth 3.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 4.00 Crazy Hidden Camera 4.30 Just for Laughs 6.00 Switched At Birth 7.00 The Vampire Diaries 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 8.30 Happy Ending 9.00 Lost 10.00 Switched At Birth 11.00 The Mentalist


P.M. 2.00 Britain’s Next Top Model 3.00 NCIS 4.00 Maximum Exposure 5.00 The X Factor 6.00 90210 7.00 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 7.30 Maximum Exposure 8.00 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 8.30 Rules of Engagement 9.00 90210 10.00 BNTM 11.00 NCIS P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30


Maharana Pratap Bade Acche Lagte Hai Ek Nayi Pehchaan Main Na Bhoolungi CID Main Na Boolungi Ek Nayi Pehchaan Desh Ki Beti Nandini Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le

Bade Achhe Lagte Hai, Sony TV, 10.30 p.m. Firangi Bahu, Sahara One, 10 p.m.

Ladakpan Ke 8.00 Jodha Akbar 8.30 Do dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 9.00 Pavitra Rishta. 9.30 Qubool Hai 10.00 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi 10.30 Doli Armaano Ki 11.00 Jodha Akbar


P.M. 2.00 The Adventure of Hatim 4.00 Hum Ne Li Hai…Shapath 7.00 Tumhari Pakhi 7.30 Gustakh Dil 8.00 Devo Ke Dev Mahadev 8.30 Ek Boond Ishq 9.00 Do Dil… Ek Jaan 9.30 Tumhari Paakhi 10.00 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai-Ajab Sa Risk Hai 10.30 Savdhaan India P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 7.00

7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30



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

11.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi toh Beti Hee P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00


Taarak FIR Taarak Mehta Ka Oltah Sab Khelo Sab Jeeto Baal Veer Taarak Mehta Ka Chidiya Ghar Jeanie Aur Juju Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir FIR Taarak Mehta


P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee 2.30 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshta 3.00 Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 3.30 Juluni Yeti Reshimgathi 4.00 Fu Bai Fu 5.00 Tu Thithe Mee 5.30 Honar Soon Me Hya Gharachi 6.00 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat 6.30 Home Minister 7.00 Tu Tithe Mee 7.30 Radha Hi Bawri 8.00 Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 8.30 Juluni Yeti Reshimgathi 9.00 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshta 9.30 Fu Bai Fu 10.30 Julun Yeti Reshimgathi 11.00 Honar Soon Mee Hya Gharachi


P.M. 2.00 Wild Recon 3.00 Predator’s Prey 3.30 Natural Born Hunters


DDI (Main Channel)

P.M. 2.30 News in Marathi 3.00 Ruchira 3.30 Daivacha Ha Khel Nirala 4.00 Mazi Maye 4.10 Bhetilagi Jiva 4.35 Sansar Maza Wegala 5.00 News in Marathi 5.05 Vikas Sarthi 5.30 Amhi Karbharni 6.00 Krishi Darshan 6.30 Amchi Mati Amchi Mansa 7.00 News in Marathi 7.25 Chitrahaar 7.37 Swami 8.00 The News


P.M. 12.15. 2.32 4.32 6.33 9.00 11.11 A.M 7.05 9.11 P.M. 2.08 4.20 6.49 9.00 11.04 A.M. 8.25 11.15 P.M. 1.00 3.15 5.20 8.00 10.30 A.M. 10.25



 Imagine being a young leopard cub; only four months old and totally dependant on your mother for everything. She takes you out to play down by the river where you can chase butterflies; she shows you how to climb trees and she finds your food. But not everything is that easy; gangs of baboons, prides of lions and perilous river banks all stand in your way as you grow up. WILD TALES is the ultimate animal rites of passage series that follows a variety of young pups, foals, cubs and calves on their turbulent journey through childhood and adolescence to adulthood. Full of drama and excitement, this engaging series is perfect for younger viewers. Anim al Plan et, 5 p.m.


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

8.15 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

Samachar Pavitra Bandhan Hum Saraswatichandra Poorva Suhani Aayi Re Buniyaad TAAL: Film. Part II

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.05 6.30

Samachar News Sports News War and Peace Samachar. News. Samachar Rajyon Se Samachar. Metro Scan Business Wrap

DDII (Metro Channel)


P.M. 2.00 How It’s Made 3.00 Time Warp 4.00 Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman 4.50 Dark Matters 5.40 How It’s Made 6.00 The Gadget Show 7.00 Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman 8.00 How It’s Made 9.00 Time Warp 10.00 Frontline Battle Machines With… 11.00 The Gadget Show


P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.00

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Banged Up Abroad Ultimate Airport Dubai Mega Factories Ultimate Animal Countdown Dangerous Encounters Most Amazing Moments The Indestructibles Dangerous Encounters Trapped In Kedernath Banged Up Abroad Taboo


P.M. 2.00 Cartlon Mid ODI Series Hlts 3.00 Masterclass 5.30 Jai Ho 7.00 Switch Hit 9.00 Believe 2013 10.00 Mid ODI Series hlts 11.00 Masterclass


P.M. 2.00 Aus Open 2014 5.30 Liga Bbva 13/14 6.00 Australian Open Tennis 2008 Official Film 7.00 Barclays Premier League Matches 9.00 Superstar BPL Hlts 9.30 Serie A Show 10.00 Netbusters 2013 10.30 Liga Bbva 13/14 11.00 Aus Open 2014 Presented by KIA Motors


Taal: DDI, 11 p.m.

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Samachar News News Night Samachar News Night. Charcha Mein Raat Saddhe Dus Khel Samachar

P.M. 2.30 India Tour of SA 13 h/ls – 1st Test Day 3 4.30 ICC Cricket 360 5.00 Great Centuries: Virat Kohli 5.30 Aus Tour of SA 11 highlights 7.30 Ram Sloam T20 Challenge 14 highlights

P.M. 1.58 4.34 6.27 9.00 11.31 A.M. 7.14 9.51 P.M. 2.45 5.54 8.00 10.50 A.M. 8.45 P.M. 1.00 5.30 9.00 A.M. 7.00 10.30


Tangled Finding Nemo Kung Fu Hustle The Mummy Hollow Man Dragon Fist

Enchanted Gladiator


Argo Starship Troopers Panic Room Kill Bill Vol 1 The Thing

The Last Samurai Panic Room


Dungeons and Dragons Bringing Down The House The Game Pirate Radio Shanghai Knights

Bringing Down The House


Mission Impossible III Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Mission Impossible II G I Joe : The Rise of Cobra Season of the Witch

Tom and Jerry Kids Show Happy Bday Henry Roll No 21 Bas Karo Henry


P.M. 1.00 Chhota Bheem Marathon 4.00 Mr Bean 5.00 Dhoomdhadaka Bheem Phataka Special 6.30 Once Upon A Time In Dholakpur Special 8.00 Mighty Raju: Chutti Ho Gayi 9.30 Mr Bean 10.00 Scan2Go 11.00 MAD A.M. 8.00 Thomas and Friends 8.30 Kumbh Karan 9.00 Chhota Bheem 9.30 Mr Bean 10.00 Chatur Chetan 10.30 Mr Bean 11.00 Chhota Bheem


Meri Taaqat Deewana Mastana Mar Mitenge Badal Hero Hindistani


G I Joe : The Rise of Cobra, Pix , 9 p.m.

Hadh Kar Di Aapne: Govinda 2012 Chirutha: Ramcharan Yaadon Ki Baarat: Tarik 2012



P.M. 2.00 My Boss Bajrangbali: Arjun, Ramya 5.30 Avinash: Mithun C 9.00 Jung: Sanjay Dutt A.M. 9.30 Pighalta Aasman: Shashi Kapoor


P.M. 12.00 Astitva: Tabu, Sachin Khedekar 3.00 Shriman Shrimati: Sanjeev Kumar 6.00 Ram Aur Shyam: Dilip Kumar, Waheeda R 9.00 Vishwanath: Shatrughan Sinha A.M. 9.00 Bas Ek Pal: Sanjay Suri

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Tom and Jerry Tales Oggy and the Cockroaches The Regular Show Adventure Time Ben 10 Omniverse Oggy and the Cockroaches Henry Party Ben 10 Alien Force Johnny Tesst Tom and Jerry Show

Angels and Demons The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

P.M. 2.15 Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein: Fardeen Khan 5.30 All The Best: Ajay Devgan 8.30 Phool Aut Kaante: Ajay Devgan A.M. 10.45 Pyar To Hona Hi Tha: Ajay Devgan

P.M. 12.00 3.00 6.00 9.00 A.M. 8.00


P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 7.30 9.00 10.00 11.00 A.M. 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00


Suraksha: Saif Ali Khan Dhadkan: Akshay Kumar Maachis: Tabu Saaya: John Abraham Nyaydaata: Dharmendra


P.M. 2.00 Zapatlela: Mahesh Kothare 4.30 Jatra: Bharat Jadhav 7.00 Galit Gondhal Dillit Mujra: Nagesh Bhosle 9.30 Doghat Tisara Ata Sagla Visra: Makrand Anaspure

Shanghai Knights, Zee Studio, 10.30 p.m. P.M. 2.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 A.M. 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 11.00 P.M. 2.00 4.00 4.30 5.30 6.30 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 A.M. 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 11.00

DISNEY CHANNEL Doraemon Phineas and Ferb Gravity Falls Have A Laugh Doraemon Gravity Falls Doraemon Phineas and Ferb Vicky Aur Veetal Ishaan Best of Luck Nikki Slokk Best of Luck Nikki Slokk

DJ MMCH Sofia The First DJ-JATNP Doraemon Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers


Kiteretsu Tron Uprising Kiteretsu Iron Man Armored Adventures American Dragon Jake Long Phineas and Ferb Ultimate Tron Uprising Hulk and the… Big Bad Beetleborgs

Space Goofs Rekkit Rabbit Space Goofs Super Robot Kick Buttowski

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Art beat

hot in red was LOOKING Sushmita Sen who walked into Jeeva bungalow in Juhu to support Rouble Nagi Art Foundation and the exhibition featuring works by slum children. Others seen admiring the art included Zarine Khan, Poonam Dhillon, Farah Khan, Queenie Singh, Krishika Lulla, Madhoo Shah, Simone Arora, Chhaya Momaya, Anjana Sukhani, Punam Sinha, Rohit Roy, Naazneen Bedi, Anu Malik, Lucky Morani and Arzan Khambatta among many more.


Best of the fest

had a good time at the three-day Powai GUESTS Fest 2014 orchestrated by the Rotary Club of Bombay, Powai and the Hiranandani Group of

Companies. The highlight of day two was a rocking show by Bollywood performer Shalmali Kholgade. Day one culminated with a fine wine dinner hosted by Surendra Hiranandani with CEOs seen enjoying the good food and fine Grover wines at Meluha The Fern. The evening also included a book launch by Vivek Govilkar.


Marcellus Baptista


Car in the bar

Thriller tale

eyes were on the ALL automobile artworks at the preview of Pratik

WORDS wafted in the air at

Sharma’s ‘Carscapes’ exhibition at Reflections, the bar at JW Marriott. Om Puri, Dino Morea, Rohit Roy, Sujata Mehta, Brijesh Shandilya, Jasvinder Singh, Vinod Sharma, Samir Mondal, Ravindra Mardia, Meenu De, Ajay Tuli and Bina Aziz were all there. And looking happy indeed was the artist’s parents, well-known veteran artists Nimisha and Charan Sharma.


Marine Plaza as Arjun Shekhar released his latest book titled ‘End of Story’ along with noted panelists Kalki Koechlin and Sumitra Amarnath. The talk was that this Russian doll like literary thriller reveals the flaws in human perception emanating from our main vehicle of language and communication – the story. And as we zoom out from the scene of a crime, new meanings emerge in the story that never seems to end.


Wine cheer

food and wine GERMAN awaited you at the tenth anniversary of the Stuttgart meets Mumbai wine festival presented by the Lapp Group on the lawns of Taj Lands End. Stuttgart Mayor Dr. Martin Schairer, Deputy Consul General Micheal Ott, IndoGerman Chamber of Commerce Director General Bernhard Steinrücke and Honorary Consul of Baden Wuerttemberg Andreas Lapp were there. Performances by RaagaTrippin, Sonali & Sumanth and Shadow Act added to the action.





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37. Soldier (7) 38. Dishonest person (7) 39. Onslaught (7) 40. Ardent desire (7) 41. Let go (7) 42. Check (7) 46. Wreath (7) 47. Promenade (9) 52. Harmony (5) 56. Distort (3) 57. Surveys (5) 61. Kind of wax (8) 62. Mr. Chaplin (7)


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63. Talkative person (8) 64. Japanese form of corporate structure (8) 65. Sailing vessel (8) 66. Small quantity (8) 69. Marie------- - French painter (7)

71. Disturb (7) 73. Shout (6) 74. Select (6) 75. Marijuana (5) 80. Calm (4) 81. British tax (4)

Solution (GIGANTIKA No. 173)

ACROSS: 1. Folks 4. Tamale 7. Acheron 11. Spot 16. Nelly 17. Nouveau 18. Guereza 19. Surat 20. Fishes 21. Earth 22. Exact 25. Posture 26. Noel 27. Mites 28. Still 32. Diary 34. Lad 35. Assam 43. Mechanic 44. El Dorado 45. Bitter 48. Fakir 49. Nepeta 50. Schuss 51. Elton 53. Shakes 54. Misnomer 55. Transfer 58. Faint 59. Dtp 60. Brain 67. Midas 68. Scape 70. Veda 72. Egghead 76. Coast 77. Litre 78. Toffee 79. Sores 82. Kibbutz 83. Inspect 84. Blair 85. Lurk 86. Meander 87. Apiary 88. Emmer DOWN: 1. Fist 2. Linguist 3. Syllabus 4. Toys 5. Mansion 6. Laughter 8. Causerie 9. Engorge 10. Obeche 12. Placable 13. Twenty 14. Deist 15. Beneath 23. Spear 24. Benignant 29. Wards 30. Pal 31. Ocarina 33. Reception 36. Sodbuster 37. Weekday 38. Charter 39. Betting 40. Tricorn 41. Disease 42. Stutter 46. Offside 47. Estaminet 52. Smith 56. Aap 57. Toads 61. Hijacker 62. Mastaba 63. Appetite 64. Self Help 65. Agiotage 66. Telegram 69. Citizen 71. Amentia 73. Scroll 74. Blouse 75. Stash 80. Obey 81. Gear

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Cancer Purnima from7:50 pm Ardhra Karaka [Cancer] H. D. Black 2

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: Delays and hardships at work will be over-come and you will now make rapid progress. A senior or an important business associate will be touch to discuss a new project. Relatives and friends will be very helpful and co-operative without expecting anything in return.

BABIES BORN TODAY: Good looking, prominent nose and Charming eyes. Will be healthy and long-lived. Will be responsible, witty, intelligent, critical but helpful. After a good education, career in research, shipping, communications or industry is indicated. Success and gains are indicated perhaps, away from place of birth. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Liabilities at work are going to take their toll on your efficacy. Irregular working hours and also could upset schedules. Aim to find time for just yourself today and do things that you enjoy. If in love reassurances are very necessary for bonds to be strengthened. Try to make the first move to show how much you care.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Work proposals increase and you will be busy with expansion. If working towards financial independence, you will achieve goal. Creative interests and artistic objective s are fulfilled and you will get wide recognition. Those completing their education will get favorable offers of work .You will be too busy getting work done on schedule to find time for leisure or romance. Problem relationships are best left alone.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): A stable financial position makes you reconnoiter new areas of investment. New projects started now will yield large profits. There is growth and expansion indicated from regular work and investments. Meetings will go off well for you today. Love life is exciting and those keen to settle down in matrimony will get a good marriage proposal and get engaged soon.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Your routine and schedules will get upset. Stay calm and keep your cool, agitation will get you nowhere. You are doing well in your career and profession. Yet a feeling of unease creeps in. This is just a passing phase. Things are not as bad as they look for there are hidden gains. Problems arise in your relationship with your friend or beloved. A bit of love and attention will resolve the annoying issues.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You may feel that some hostile elements are conspiring against your interests. Concentrate on work and pay no heed to others. It is understandable that work conditions could be oppressive but see how things play out for a while. You will have the support of a person who matters most. Home and family life is under a cloud. You will win the day with charm diplomacy and without hurting anyone’s feelings.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): A long distance phone call may have something amazingly favorable for you. You will make money through commission or agency work. This is a good day to take a few planned risks. A person from outstation has a good business offer. A chance to fulfill a personal goal will make you happy. You have organized your priorities and set the record straight with relationships. This way everyone knows where they stand with you.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): With all else moving along in the right direction in your life you may still hanker for that elusive job or position. May be the time has come for your to tap your resources and see what can be done. This is the time to make a move towards fulfilling aspirations. A new person in your circle of people will hold your attention. Proceed cautiously if you want this association to grow meaningfully.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You will discuss expansion plans but resolve disputes, if any, amicably. Keep your mind open to suggestions and new offers. You can look forward to gains through your work. Those of you who are in fields of communications or media will be in the limelight. Emotionally you will be feeling much more positive and secure. It will be the charms of your beloved, which keep your spirits high.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): You will make major decisions about work and career, leading to remarkable gains. Overseas influences are strong. A journey will yield profits now and for the future. Some of you may set up a new venture in a foreign country. Watch a tendency to be short tempered with associates. Give up testing the loyalty of your friends and loved ones. Accept that you are loved for the way you are by one and all.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Don’t worry about minor issues that come in your way. Avoid fresh project at this point unless you are sure you can finish it promptly. Stay out of controversies with those around you by being too loud in your comments. Money matters require prudence. Problems in personal relationships add to your difficulties. Try to avoid confrontations in marital or romantic associations.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Review your financial situation and you find that you have done well and worries you had were only in your mind. You have never had it so good in your business or career. Continue your efforts in your present activities without seeking any changes at the moment. The lighter moments of leisure spent in the charming company of your beloved will more than compensate in terms of happiness and joy.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): New development around you will give an opportunity to change the course of your career. The work that involves marketing or public relations will get you better exposure. Travel will be smooth and you will achieve your objective. A busy schedule keeps you away from love romance and family. Your family knows, but you seem to feel guilty about the situation.




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"P" in P & T Department ? (4) "A hit" changes that man from Bangkok ? (4) Cloak - "pace" anagram ? (4) A high-spirited and romping girl ? (6) Firearm, rifle, pistol, etc. (3) Refrain, abstain or halt (6) A ___ been : a spent force ? (3) Effrontery or facial feature (5) Edible fruit (5) Be loose, not tied down (4) Bird talk ? (4) Actual, existing (4) Adolescent, between 12 and 20 (4) Possess, have (3) Gasps or puffs (5) Having a hemispherical roof ? (5) Depleted (6)



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Today’s clue: L equals U

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

26 A room in an attic (6) 28 Strange, other-worldly ? (3) 29 ____ up the garden path : take for a ride, fool (4)

30 "Got a" change for a Roman robe ? (4) 31 Destroy or burn down; demolish (4) 33 A word meaning 'by way of' (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Banish, 7 Antihero, 8 Jeer, 10 Peered, 11 Devise, 14 Lil, 16 Viewy, 17 Lala, 19 Plies, 21 Ketch, 22 Resay, 23 Bard, 26 Jumpy, 28 Tad, 29 Alumni, 30 Awning, 31 Jake, 32 Etcetera, 33 Rumble. DOWN: 1 Bhopal, 2 Iberia, 3 Hard, 4 Nineveh, 5 Genie, 6 Nosey, 8 Jell, 9 Eel, 12 Vis, 13 Swear, 15 Altar, 18 Afoul, 19 Pes, 20 Icy, 21 Keynote, 22 RPM, 23 Bankim, 24 A die, 25 Degree, 26 Javed, 27 Munch, 28 Twa, 30 Ajar.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1873 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


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.

Physical strength or vigour, in a way (4) ___ a play : performed a play in front of an audience ? (6) Derisive shout (3) Blackleg (4) Remittances of what's owed ? (8) Robbers or pilferers (7) Compels or constrains (6) Assigned district ? (9) A tool to open or close a lock (3) Female sheep - "wee" change (3) Add details to, in a way ? (3) Diesel ___ : switch it on when there is wide spread power failure ? (9) A Muslim monarch (6) A state of nervous excitement, in a way (7) Participant in an invalidated marriage (8) A flavored, carbonated drink (4) Brief deviation from a straight course (3) Sows, engenders or instills (6) Not real, counterfeit or artificial (4)

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done

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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: 16 average; 18 good; 20 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: acme, acted, cadet, came, cameo, coat, coated, coda, code, coma, comb, combat, combated, COMBATTED, combed, come, comet, mace, octet, taco, tact



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ELBOURNE: Third seed Maria Sharapova clawed her way into the Australian Open second round Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands as she seeks her first Grand Slam title since the 2012 French Open. The glamorous Russian, on the comeback trail from a shoulder injury that forced her off the tour in August, battled past the tough American 6-3, 6-4 but her game was marred by too many errors and a serve that failed to fire. "After (missing) my last Grand Slam in New York I have been so looking forward to this one and I was really happy to start," she said. "She was a tough opponent and I'm just happy to get through the first one. I have had trouble against her in the past and I knew it would be no different tonight." The four-time Grand Slam winner, in a powder blue dress, only made her return at the Brisbane International this month where she lost to bitter rival and eventual champion Serena Williams in the semi-finals. Sharapova, who was using an ice vest even at 11:00 pm after a scorching hot day, won't be relishing a possible final meeting with Williams, who has a 15-2 record in their career meetings. Now working with coach Sven Groeneveld after a failed, onetournament partnership with Jimmy Connors, Sharapova comfortably held her serve then scored an early break when Mattek-Sands pushed a forehand long. She was playing aggressive tennis and forcing errors from the American, which cost her dearly with the third seed racing to a 4-0

lead. But the colourful MattekSands, sporting purple dyed hair and her trademark knee socks, forced her way back into the game when Sharapova drove a forehand long to give her a glimmer of hope. She held serve to go 4-2 and nearly got back to 4-3 with the Russian struggling with her service game, but failed to make the most of her opportunities with Sharapova closing out an error-riddled set in 48 minutes. FEDERER, AZARENKA ADVANCE AS HEAT WAVE ARRIVES

Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot during his men's singles match against Australia's James Duckworth. Roger Federer kept his cool on a scorching second day, starting his record 57th consecutive Grand Slam tournament with a 6-4, 6-4, 62 victory in his first match with Stefan Edberg as a coach. Federer was the second match on Rod Laver Arena, and the tempera-


ture topped 41 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit) during his win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth. Two-time defending women's champion Victoria Azarenka played the previous match on the center court at Melbourne Park, and said it felt "pretty hot, like you're dancing in a frying pan or something like that." After her 7-6 (2), 6-2 win over No. 91-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden, Azarenka went back out to practice and said she planned an ice bath later as a recovery. Asked how he handled the heat, the 32-yearold Federer said: "I'm here. I'm speaking. Actually, it's not crazy. I'm feeling OK right now." He now owns the record for playing the most consecutive Grand Slam events, another milestone in a career that has already netted 17 major titles. He kept the points as short as possible, and only gave No. 133ranked Duckworth one look at a break point in the 1-hour, 46minute match. He said it was "great fun" to finally play in front of childhood hero Edberg, who he hired on a part-time basis last month. "I used to watch his matches and get inspired," Federer said, then added: "He warmed me up .... I won!" Conscious of the time and the temperature, former No. 1-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and No. 11 Simona Halep raced to straight-sets wins. Wozniacki said the court was so hot in her 6-0, 6-2 win over Lourdes Dominguez Lino, which started at 11 a.m., that it seemed to melt her plastic water bottle. In her first Grand Slam match since her New Year's Eve engagement to golfer Rory McIlroy, she did everything she could to keep cool. "Every time in the changeovers, ice bags, ice towels, everything; and then in the second set I could feel they were starting to heat up even more," Wozniacki said.

Fainting, vomiting as stars struggle in â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;inhumaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; heat Somdev crashes out of Aus Open


ELBOURNE: Players fainted and vomited and a ball boy collapsed as the Australian Open boiled in one of the hottest days in its history, prompting angry complaints and keeping fans away in droves. Temperatures of 42 Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit), enough to melt plastic bottles on the rubberised courts, made for a punishing day for the players with some incensed their matches went ahead. Canada's Frank Dancevic lashed out at the "inhumane" playing conditions after he blacked out and needed treatment during his first-round defeat to Benoit Paire. "I think it's inhumane, I don't think it's fair to anybody, to the players, to the fans, to the sport, when you see players pulling out of matches, passing out," he said. "I've played five-set matches all my life and being out there for a set-anda-half and passing out with heat-stroke, it's not normal. "Having players with so many problems and complaining to the tournament that

Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina cools off with the help of ice pack during a break as he plays Rhyne Williams of the U.S. in their first round match at the Australian Open.

it's too hot to play, until somebody dies, they're just keep going on with it and putting matches on in this heat. I personally don't think it's fair and I know a lot of players don't think it's fair." Chinese player Peng Shuai cramped and vomited during her loss to Japan's Kurumi Nara, and also received a violation for time-wasting at a moment when she said she was unable to walk. "I was just cramping and I couldn't stand up. Both legs, my hamstrings were cramping," she said. "I had no energy, I couldn't run, I couldn't serve," she said, blaming the heat for her defeat. "So it's impossible to play tennis like this." There was no immediate response from tournament officials to the complaints. The Australian Open, held at the height of the Melbourne summer, is notorious for its heat. State officials imposed a blanket fire ban and warned of extreme temperatures in some areas on Tuesday.


ELBOURNE: India's campaign in the singles event came to an end after Somdev Devvarman went down to 26th seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain in straight sets in the opening round here. The unseeded Indian showed a lot of fighting spirit before going down 4-6 4-6 6-7 (2) to World No. 27 in a two-hour and 13 minutes men's singles contest here at the Melbourne Park. Lopez will now take on unseeded German Michael Berrer, who knocked out Michael Llodra of France 6-4 7-5 6-1. World number 97 Indian won a total of 89 points as compared to Lopez's 110. In the first set, Somdev got a great opportunity to make a mark as he got two break points, but the 28-year-old failed to convert even one. Lopez, on the other hand, used the lone break point he got to his advantage and easily sealed the set in his favour. In the second set, Somdev showed a lot of improvement as he managed to save two of the three break

points that Lopez had got, but he conceded one to go down yet again. Somdev, however, came out all guns blazing in the third set as he gave a tough competition. Both the players converted two break points each to push the match to the tie-breaker. But in the end, Lopez raised his game to beat the Indian comfortably. Somdev had lost in the second round of the men's singles in 2013.




UMBAI: Maharashtra got back on the winning track and kept alive their hopes to qualify for the women’s final of the UPL-9th Savio Cup All-India Basketball Tournament, organized by the Don Bosco Recreation Centre. They handed strong challengers Chhattisgarh a 77-66 defeat in the women’s league match, at the floodlit Don Bosco High School courts, Matunga on Tuesday evening. The Maharashtra girl’s, who had lost to Chhattisgarh by a solitary point (76-77) in the Federation Cup final last week, played aggressively, showed plenty of determination and managed to avenge that defeat. There was also a marked improvement in their shooting and anticipation as compared to their opening encounter against Kerala, which they had lost 71-81 a couple of days ago. Once again Maharashtra captain Manisha Dange led by example doing the bulk of scoring with 30 points. Playing supporting roles were Smruthi Radha (17 points) and Amrutha Bhuskute and Shireen Limaye, both chipping in with 10 points each. For the losers, Poonam Chaturvedi got 18 points, while Akansha Singh and Kavita scored 16 and 13 points respectively.

Centurions Rajan, Karan star in Thakur Shyamnarayan’s big win


UMBAI: An unbeaten century by Rajan Sharma (152 n.o.) and Karan Singh’s courageous 128 saw Thakur Shyamnarayan boys pile up a mammoth 357 for eight off the alloted 45 overs and then dismissed their rivals Sacred Heart for 98 to record a thumping 259 win in the prequarterfinals of the Khichadia-Khar Gymkhana suburban schools cricket tournament, now being held at various venues. After their batsmen made merry with their rivals attack, their bowlers Amit Pandey (5 for 43) and Sumit Dubey (5 for 24) skittled out Sacred Hear t. Swami Vivekanand schools at Borivali and Kandivali had a mixed day, while their Borivali boys thrashed Thakur Vidyamandir by nine wickets, their Kandivali counterparts were beaten by Parle Tilak by six wickets. Brief scores: Gundecha Int 90 (V. Sarawigi 5 for 18) lost to Jamnabhai Narsee 91 for 1 (Adit Mukerji n.o.36). Utkarsh Vidyamandir 89 (Raj Bodat 4 for 7) lost to Swami Vivekanand (Kandivali ) 90 for 6 ( Darshan Sanas 4 for 23). Thakur Shyamnarayan 357 for 8 (Rajan Sharma n.o. 157, Karan Singh 128; Ankit 4 for 129, Shubh P 4 for 86) bt Sacred Heart 98. S.P.S. Manohar 133; Gandhar 4 for 39) lost to Our Lady Of Remedy 134 for 4 (S. Kadam 31, A. Saraiya n.o.36 ). Jamnabai Narsee 137 (Ansh Vaswani n.o. 50; Vedant Gudavi 3 for 36, Tushar Rindhe for 38) bt IES Secondary 75 (S. Bakda 6 for 18, A. Doshi 3 for 35) by 62 runs.

Meanwhile, reigning men’s champs Sportspower, USA, crashed to a 68-102 defeat to a resurgent, Services in a Group-B round-robin league match. The heavily depleted USA team, without several of their players, who could not travel to India due to visa issues, lacked bench strength and were unable to raise the level of their game. As a result they went down rather tamely. However, full credit should be given to the armymen, who after their defeat to Punjab in their earlier match, were a transformed lot and played aggressively to outsmart their opponents in every department. Ram Gopal and N.K. Grewal contributed 24 and 23 points respectively for Services and Joginder Singh scored 19 points. For the American side, Jahaziel Howared was at his best with 29 points and Reed Baker scored 16.

USA and Services players are keenly involved in a struggle for supremacy during the Savio Cup Basketball tournament.

Results – Women’s league: Maharashtra 77 (Manisha Dange 30, Smurthi Radha 17, Shireen Limaye 10, Amrutha Bhuskute 10) beat Chhattisgarh 66 (Poonam Chaturvedi 18, Akansha Singh 16, Kavita 13). Halftime: 41-32. Men’s league (Group-B): Services 102 (Ram Gopal 24, N.K. Grewal 23, Joginder Singh 19) beat USA 68 (Jahaziel Howared 29, Reed Baker 16). Half-time: 35-25.

Jaiveer survives Bijlani’s scare M

UMBAI: Maharashtra State Selection junior champion Jaiveer Dhingra survived a scare before advancing to the third round, in the Matunga Gymkhana-Dadar Club Open Snooker Tournament on Tuesday. Playing his opening match in the competition after earning a second round bye, Dhingra initiated a late burst to overcome Sanjiv Bijlani of Park Club 66-23, 29-45, 41-54, 80-8, 65-29 in the most absorbing contest of the day. Dhingra got off to a good start with a break of 48 in the opening frame. But the formidable Bijlani came back strongly to surprise his opponent by winning the next two frames that included a tight third. Dhingra finally found the form and fired significant breaks of 51 in the fourth and 39 in the decider to end Bijlani’s determined challenge. In another close second round encounter, Waseem Shah of PYC, Pune upset Deependra Pinkyar of Shivaji Park Gymkhana in a 3-2

Club, Rovin D’Souza and Aditya Agrawal of PJ Hindu Gymkhana, Manoj Kasare and Amandeep Kohli of Khar Gymkhana, and Nikhil Ghadge of Matunga Gymkhana who rallied from a 0-2 deficit to win 3-2 in the first round. RESULTS: 2nd Rd: Waseem Shah (PYC, Pune) bt Deependra Pinkyar (SPG) 57-54, 56-70, 7-58, 82-57, 52-8; V. ‘Raja’ Subramanian (Matunga Gym) bt Mitesh Thakkar (Spring Club) 4673(33unf), 62-23, 61-26, 47-36; Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Sanjiv Bijlani (Park Club) 66(48)-23, 29-45, 41-54, 80(51)-8, 65(39)-29; Aditya Agrawal (PJ Hindu Gym) bt Rohit Khatavkar (Kalyan) 60-47, 30-57, 66thriller. Pinkyar frittered away a 38, 57-23; Amandeep Kohli (Khar Gym) 2-1 lead and was on the brink of bt Hardik Vyas (North Indian Assn) 65sealing a win in the crucial fourth 18, 59-13, 51-12; Yogesh Pawar bt frame when he trailed 57-75 and Chandresh Shah (PJ Hindu Gym) 77-51, endured an unfortunate pink in- 57-22, 24-58, 64-8; Rovin D’Souza (PJ off that changed his fortunes. V. Hindu Gym) bt Sparsh Pherwani (Khar ‘Raja’ Subramanian of Matunga Gym) 65-27, 60-26, 2-66, 73-60; Vilas Gymkhana recovered from the Upsham (Vashi) bt Sagar Jain (North loss of the opening frame to also Indian Assn) 29-51, 60-40, 61-39, 47enter the third round. 39; Manoj Kasare (Khar Gym) bt Rajan The other significant winners Gupta (North Indian Assn) 54-39, 42were, Bhushan Shahade of Dadar 55, 60-42, 58-22.

Kenkre pip PIFA in the opening game of the U-19 I-League M UMBAI: Kenkre Sports edged past PIFA 2-1 in their opening match of the Maharashtra Zone of the U-19 I-League Tournament, which kicked off at Goans Sports ground on Tuesday. There are five teams in this zone, namely Mumbai FC, Pune FC, PIFA, Kenkre Sports & AIFF Navi Mumbai Academy. The teams will play each other on a home and away basis and

the winner of this league phase will qualify for Phase two of the tournament. The match between Kenkre Sports and PIFA began at a fast clip with both teams having their fair share of possession. It was evenly balanced going into halftime and looked like the score would remain goalless, but Arish Sutaria slotted home just before half-time to give Kenkre the lead.

PIFA came out strong in the second half and got their rewards when Valentine Pereira equalized with a neat finish in the 58th minute. Thereafter, both teams, created chances but failed to convert. In the end it was Shaun Fernandes who netted home in the 68th minute to give Kenkre the lead and the win in their opening game of this tournament.

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IN BRIEF Uchil United SC and Satya Vijaya SC register wins

MUMBAI: Back to back thrilling encounters on a chilling evening marked the beginning of the second stage of the 18th Ramanath Payyade Memorial League organised and conducted by Karnataka Sporting Association at the KSA ground. In the first game, Uchil United SC won a hard fought battle against the tough Saraswati SC in a knockout encounter to earn a place in the next round. Saraswati SC took the lead through Saumil Damor but they were pegged back within 5 minutes with a superb shot by Kevin Lobo. A fine effort by Rohit D'souza helped Uchil United SC take the lead for the first time in the match. Thereafter, Uchil United SC maintained their lead to win 2-1. In the second clash, Yash Kotian scored the only goal of the game as Satya Vijaya SC narrowly edged past Jai Bharat SC to win this exciting league encounter 1-0 and take home 3 points. Both teams had a number of chances in front of the goal but wasted them to make this a one goal affair.

Solapur’s Jain SC triumph

MUMBAI: Favourites Jain Sports Club, Solapur overcame Pro TT 3-0 to emerge supreme in the Uttam Chandarana Memorial Maharashtra State Veterans Table Tennis Championship, co-sponsored by Polycab, at the P.J. Hindu Gymkhana. Led by stalwart Sunil Babras and the formidable Dr. Nitin Toshniwal, Jain SC, who survived a scare in the quarter-finals, won all their three ties in the best-of-five contest to live up to their reputation. The winners will represent Maharashtra at the forthcoming Veterans Nationals in Dharamsala. Late Uttam Chandarana was a doyen of Indian table tennis who is remembered for defeating world champion Ivan Andreadis of Czechoslovakia in 1954 and won the men’s singles national titles in 1943 (Hyderabad), 1948 (Colombo), 1949 (Hyderabad) and 1954 (Baroda).

R A Podar boys and girls excel in IMG-Reliance College League

MUMBAI: The first week of the Mumbai leg of the IMG–Reliance College League organized by the Basketball Federation of India was dominated by R A Podar College of Commerce & Economics. The girls had it easy against HR College and Ruia College, winning their league games 35-18 and 3710 respectively. The Podar girls, champions in the Inter-Collegiate tournament held in the end of 2013 and strengthened with the addition of players from their junior college as well for this league are expected to finish on top of Pool A. Rashmi V top scored for Podar with eight points and Pooja Lalwani did bulk of the scoring for H R with 14 points including 2 from behind the three point arc. In the game against Ruia, Ankita N had 12 points and Sarah Vora had 14 points for Podar. The Podar boys had to toil their way to an upset victory against HR, runners up in the inter collegiate tournament.

ICL ‘B’ blunt Juhu Sparks ‘B’

MUMBAI: Indian Cultural League (ICL) ‘B’ got the better of Juhu Sparks ‘B’ 2-1 in a Third Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) league at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Tuesday afternoon. The goal scorers for ICL were K Fernandes and Aakash Indulkar, while Joaquim V pulled one back for the losing side. Later in a Second Division encounter, Challengers FC and Saki Village Boys shared honours as they were engaged in a 1-1 draw. Aditya Chavan was on target for Challengers, while Hardeep Singh scored for the Village Boys.



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letics Championships apparently in line with Internationally Olympic Committee's decision to retest eight-year old samples, dating back to 2004 Athens Olympics in order to deter dope cheats. The 2005 Monaco World Athletics Finals (September 9-10), competed by top eight athletes of that time, was held a few weeks after the 2005 World Athletics Championships (August 6-14) in Helsinki, and hence Kotova's result in the latter event has now been deleted from the record books. The Athletics Federation of India is yet to receive the official communication from the IAAF though the world body's website has updated the results of the 2005 World Athletics Final in Monaco with Anju is now being listed as the gold medal winner with an effort of 6.75m. AFI President Adille Sumariwala said that he is expecting the official communication from the IAAF shortly. "The IAAF website has updated


EW DELHI: Long jumper Anju Booby George expressed happiness after her second place finish at the 2005 Monaco World Athletics Final was upgraded to a gold medal, saying the frustrating time she endured for last nine years was worth the wait. Anju became the first Indian track and field athlete to win a gold medal in a major world event after international governing body IAAF upgraded her second place finish at the 2005 Monaco World Athletics Final to the top spot, following a dope violation by a Russian competitor Tatyana Kotova.

Churchill begin Federation Cup campaign with a win

KOCHI: Churchill Brothers scraped past United SC in the inaugural match of the 35th Federation Cup football tournament. All the three goals came in the first half with Abdel Hamid Shabana (5th minute) and Balwant Singh (17th) scoring for Churchill while Ranti Martins (43rd) reduced the margin for United in the Group A match at the the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. In another match at Manjeri, the second venue, Dempo Sports Club came back from a goal down to beat Bhawanipore FC 2-1 at the MDSC Stadium. Churchill Brothers, who were struggling badly in the season so far, surged into the lead as early as the fifth minute trough Egyptian recruit Shabana. The lead helped them seize the momentum early. Balwant doubled th lead in the 18th minute. Both the goals came after Churchill Brothers' beat United's off-side trap.

"I have been told by the AFI that I will get the gold in the Monaco World Athletics Finals. I am really happy and the wait was worth it," she told PTI. "I had always some doubt about some of the top Russian women long jumpers of my time and I knew that they could have been in dope," she said. Russian Tatyana Kotova was found last year to have been caught for doping after her samples collected during the 2005 World Athletics Championships in Helsinki was found to contain traces of banned substance. The IAAF had re-analysed samples of the 2005 World Ath-

Anju as the gold winner. We are yet to be officially communicated by the IAAF. I am waiting for the official documents in a day or two," he said. "Anju is now the only Indian track and field athlete to have won a gold medal in a world meet," he added. Anju, whose fifth place finish in the 2005 Helsinki World Championships was also upgraded to fourth following disqualification of Kotova (who finished second), said that she is now expecting a similar happening in the 2004 Athens Olympics results. Three Russians Tatyana Lebedeva, Irina Simagina and Kotova had finished on the podium while ustralia's Bronwyn Thompson was fourth ahead of Anju "Simagina was tested positive in a dope test in 2006 and was later handed suspension by Russian Federation. I am hoping that if a re-testing of their samples are done, I have a chance to win a medal from the Athens Olympics," she said.

I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hanker after awards: Milkha

NEW DELHI: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh says he does not hanker after awards and is happy with the Padma Shri he received from the government way back in 1958 after winning the Commonwealth Games gold medal. "I don't hanker after awards. Everybody knows

Milkha deserves more than a Padma Shri, but it is for others, including the federation, to nominate me to the government for higher awards," Milkha told PTI on the sidelines of a programme here. "I am happy with the Padma Shri. What difference does it make to me if I am now given a higher Padma Award? The people of India knows my achievements. I did not want to run around for a Padma Bhushan or Vibhushan," he said.

Gritty India face stern Australia test By Saumojyoti S Choudhury


EW DELHI: The moraleboosting draw against Olympic champions Germany has done a world of good to their confidence as hosts India face a Herculean task when they square off with World Champions Australia in the quarterfinals of the Hero Hockey World League Final, here today. After back-to-back defeats against higher-ranked England and New Zealand in their opening two Pool A games, a struggling India gave the home fans something to cheer about and dished out a spirited performance to hold world number one Germany to a 3-3 draw. If India's opening two outings were horrible in terms of performance, they came up with much-improved performance in their last pool match to hold the mighty Germans. Unlike their previous two games, the Indians looked far more organised and

Yuvraj Valmiki and Germany's Tobias Matania vie for the ball. co-ordinated in both attack and defence against Germany. Sardar and Co were a better side on display. Had it not been for a late defensive lapse from skipper

Sardar, India could have stunned Germany last night. The Indian midfield and the forward line combined well to create a number of opportunities, which were missing in the first two games against England and New Zealand. The defence, which is India's perennial problem, too lived upto the expectations to deny Germany any major inroads. And India would be hoping for a repeat performance, if not better, to give themselves a chance against the Kookaburras, coached by legendary Ric Charlesworth. But one thing which will continue to haunt India's chief coach Terry Walsh is the ordinary showing of his dragflickers. Insipite of having three specialist dragflickers in the team in VR Raghunath, Rupinderpal Singh and Amit Rohitdas, India have not been upto the mark with penalty corner conversions so far in the eight-nation event.


IN BRIEF Disqualification is Indian athletes main worry in Winter Olympics

NEW DELHI: Already deprived of the privilege of playing under the national flag in next month's Winter Olympics, two of the three Indians athletes participating in the Sochi Games are now worried about facing disqualification for lack of equipments. Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and cross country competitor Nadeem Iqbal will have to buy new sports kits for the February 7-23 Sochi Winter Games or face disqualifications if the Sports Ministry does not release the necessary funds. "I have to buy the whole sports kits as the ones I am using now will not be accepted in Sochi. I am fearing that I may be thrown out at the starting line," Himanshu told PTI from Shemshak in Iran where he is participating in an event as part of his preparation for the Games. "The whole sports kit will cost at least Rs 6 lakh at the minimum. It can be more according to quality. I don't have the money to buy the equipments. Whatever the money I had, I had spent on participating in events outside India to get qualified for the Games," he said.

Make changes, prepare spinning track: Waqar Younis

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain, Waqar Younis has advised the national team management to press for changes in the side and go for a spinning track in the third Test against Sri Lanka at Sharjah. Sri Lanka won the second Test in Dubai and now lead the three match series by one nil. Pakistan need to win the final Test in Sharjah starting from Thursday in order to avoid their first ever Test series defeat in the United Arab Emirates since 2002 when they lost two successive Tests to Australia in Sharjah. "I think Pakistan need to rethink their strategy for this match and make changes. They need to bring in left arm spinner, Abdul Rehman into the playing eleven and go for a spin prone attack," Waqar said.

Pakistan keen to have bilateral hockey series with India: PHF

KARACHI: The Pakistan Hockey Federation said it has resumed talks with the Indian hockey authorities to have a bilateral series as soon as possible. PHF President, Akhtar Rasool told a media briefing in Lahore yesterday that he was keen to have a bilateral series with India in both countries not only to improve the financial health of Pakistan hockey but also to revive interest in the sport in the country. "The inconsistent performance of our team since last year has hit the popularity of hockey in the country and we need a series to lift its sagging image among the people," Rasool said. He said it was difficult to get sponsorship and people to the stadiums for hockey unless people followed the sport like they used to do in the past.

Abhijeet maintains sole lead after playing draw with Rajpara

NEW DELHI: Overnight leader Abhijeet Gupta maintained his sole lead after signing peace with IM Ankit Rajpara in the eighth round of the 12th Parsvnath International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament. Playing with white pieces in an English opening game, Gupta drew the game after 24 moves to maintain his one point lead. Bobir Sattarov of Uzebkistan held Grandmaster Lalith Babu in the eighth round to be joint second with Grandmasters Eldar Gasanov, Valeriy Neverov of Ukraine, John Paul Gomez of Philippines and Russian G Alexander.


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