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Salman Khan, if charged for culpable homicide, could get 10 years in jail.

By Philip Varghese

This means after framing the charges, the trial would n an interesting develop- start afresh for culpable ment in the 2002 hit-and- homicide in the case for run case, actor Salman which he can face a jail term Khan appeared before the of up to 10 years. It will be recalled that the Sessions Court in South Mumbai, which directed the on June 24, Sessions Judge actor to appear before it on U.B. Hejib had upheld the Magistrate’s July 24 for framing of charges. Metropolitan


order that an offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder was made out against the actor and dismissed his appeal against the order. On September 28, 2002, Khan’s Toyota Land Cruiser, allegedly being driven by him, rammed into a bakery in Bandra, killing one and injuring four others who were sleeping on the pavement. Earlier, the actor was tried by the Metropolitan Magistrate under negligence (Section 304 A of IPC), which provides for a maximum sentence of two years. However, Khan will be now tried for Culpable Homicide that attracts a jail term of upto ten years. Khan appeared before the court at around 11a.m., attired in a blue shirt and pair of jeans, while his sisters Arpita and Alvira and actor

Body of Dharavi girl who fell through toilet found floating in Mahim Creek

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NO DIGNITY IN DEATH he body of a three-yearold girl who fell through the hole of a makeshift toilet two days ago, was found on Friday evening, floating in the Mahim Creek near the police quarters. Local police and fire brigade officials confirmed her identity and officially called off the search operation. Sarin Khatun Khan, a resident of Dharavi slums, fell into the main nullah through

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OPINIONS Like veggies, should the govt open fruit outlets to control prices during festivals? Parveen Qureshi Homemaker Yes. It will be a good move from the state government if they open such fruits outlets during festive season, since the vendors hike prices every now and then.

Afzal Hussain PR Executive Yes. Fruit vendors are harassing the commoners. They constantly resort to hike prices of their wares during festive season. They know that we are compelled to buy fruits during Ramzan Ganapati

Saurabh Vaktania Journalist Yes. If the state government takes the initiative to open such outlets then the beneficiary will be the common man. Since fruit vendors have more than doubled the prices this festive season.

IRCTC to launch online shopping portal by year end By Kainaz Choksey


ndian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will launch an online shopping portal by the end of this year. The goods will include footwear, mobiles, clothes and other necessities. IRCTC website is one of the biggest online transaction websites with a revenue flow of approximately Rs.31 crore through sales of railway tickets. IRCTC will be coming up with the new venture in associ-

products competitive, bringing uniformity in the structure of road taxes and promoting seamless travel, the timely implementation of tourism infrastructure projects, the time bound issue of licences and no objection certificates for various tourism related services, the provision of single window clearance for hotels and tourism

projects and improving coordination between various state governments and Union Territory administrations for promoting intra-regional tourism. The conference also launched a new campaign, “I Respect Women” with the Ministry of Tourism issuing badges in Hindi and ten international languages.

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ation with M/s. Shop Online Trading Pvt. Limited (SOTPL). The retail segments will have 16 categories. According to an official from IRCTC, “This venture will give a boost to the ecommerce industry in the country.” At present, IRCTC website deals in airlines ticketing, hotel bookings and booking of cabs apart from booking of railway tickets. IRCTC is expected to earn approximately Rs.3,500 crores in the first year of its launch which will go up to Rs.4.5 lakh crores in 2021.

Mumbai traders say no to separate committee to resolve LBT Mohan Gurnani, president-FAM

Vandana Chibbar Service Yes. I will be very happy if the state government makes this move to open fruit outlets, where we can buy fruits at controlled rates. As of now, I have to think twice before buying fruits Rizwan Ansari Businessman Yes. Not only fruits, but the govt should open other outlets for essential commodities which are needed for the common man during the festive season.

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aharashtra received a special note during a National Tourism Ministers’ Conference for developing infrastructure and growth from K. Chiranjeevi, Union Minister for Tourism in Delhi on Thursday. The conference was held to discuss future strategies for realising the full tourism potential of the country. Presenting the state’s commitment to the tourism sector, Chhagan Bhujbal, state minister for tourism, invited the South Indian superstar to inaugurate the state-of-the-art Visitors Information Centre at Ajanta and Ellora which is scheduled to be opened in September this year. The safety of tourists was one of the major issues discussed at the conference and Bhujbal said, “Maharashtra has already been declared the safest state, and Mumbai is the safest city in the country. Tourism police were trained and deployed by state nearly eight years back at important tourist centres and monuments. Even so, the Mumbai police has always tried innovative ways through PPP model to handle tourists.” “We appreciate the work of Maharashtra towards development of infrastructure. I have been discussing plans with the Surface Transport Ministry for the development of wayside amenities like toilets, refreshments, and similar infrastructure to boost tourism,” Chiranjeevi said. The Conference deliberated on various agenda items, which included the safety and security of tourists, Campaign Clean India to improve cleanliness at important tourist destinations, rationalisation of taxes to make Indian tourism

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By Mayura Shanbaug

finding a solution in the best interest of the Consumer, Trade and the state as a he woes of Mumbai traders regard- whole,” he said. Earlier, Chief Minister of Maharashing Local Body Tax (LBT) seems to be far from over. In spite of getting as- tra Prithviraj Chavan along with Milind and Agriculture Minister surance from the state government to Deora resolve the issue post almost a month Sharad Pawar have promised traders long bandh in April-May this year, the on two occasions that a ten member government allegedly is creating an- committee would be formed with five members suggested by FAM and five other hurdle according to the traders. In a statement released yesterday, from Government. “FAM has already sent the names Federation of Associations of Maharashtra (FAM) President, Mohan Gur- and as such Government should form nani has denounced the move of the committee at once,” says Gurnani. Government of Maharashtra to form “Any move to divide the trading comtwo separate committees one for munity region wise would only harm Mumbai and another for rest of Maha- the interest of State of Maharashtra,” he rashtra to deliberate on the issue of said. The account-based LBT has been LBT. “In our considered view Government levied in 25 of the 26 municipal corposhould not indulge in divide and rule rations in Maharashtra in place of ocpolicy but, as promised, should form a troi. Mumbai will start levying LBT committee which would work towards from October.


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The last telegram

IT is one of those things we kept intending to do – send a telegram to ourselves or get someone to do so, just so we had some evidence that this form of communication ever existed. We never did. So we were delighted indeed to be the the recipient of not one but two telegrams, sent out on July 14, the very last day before the Indian ‘taar’ winked into oblivion. One was from Vijay Jain, CEO of Orra, the other from friend Margaret, intriguingly without the surname. Thank you sir, and madam! Amusingly, one arrived on July 16, the other on July 17, but of course we have no intention of complaining about the delay – there were thousands of others with exactly the same idea and July 14 was an enormously busy day for the Central telegraph office. We particularly liked Margaret’s, because it was quintessentially the Indian telegram, punctuation all

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over the place and puzzling at first reading. “One of the last telegrams. To be sent to you. are. part of history”. Of course, it must be read “One of the last telegrams to be sent. You are part of history”. And who can object to an extra generous helping of fullstops! In addition, we received a poem on the subject from Mr. V.S. Venkatavaradan. It is titled The last telegram and we are reproducing it for our readers. “The essential thing is that there must be an end. Telegram, an essential thing of the past, is coming to an end. The first ever telegram I received was from the Atomic Energy To join the 5th Batch of the Training School (Reply Paid as well) Now the 56th batch has ended. Many would have got telegrams for the 57th Then there were quite a few

Party with a difference

Definitely one of our favourites, transgender rep, activist, actor, performer, Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi at a recent party to felicitate her on being such a high achiever.

THE guest of honour, we are told, looked ‘stunning in a black story’, and we were inclined to dismiss the whole thing as just the usual spiel from PR people, till we realized it was Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi, transgender queen, participant in Bigg Boss, winner of national awards for her services to the LGBT community in the legal sphere and the Dadasaheb Phalke award for Queens! Destiny of Dance. Plus there is all the other work including representing Asia and the South Pacific at the UN, activism and social work. The party was thrown by socialite Jaya Jagiasi who described it as “a celebration of liberty.” There were plenty of people present – ministers, activists, admirers, but Lakhsmi, always rather a favourite with us, stole the show we thought. “The award is a motivation, I’ll continue doing work that makes people of our community stand upright and face challenges,” she declared. No one has done it better than she.

It was a day of fun and festivities at the Kamla Mehta Blind School in Dadar (East), where children celebrated Ashadhi Ekadashi on Thursday with pomp and circumstance. All the children in the school are either completely blind or have residual vision.

telegrams, happy and not that happy. During the wedding there were lots and lots of greetings -- eight and eighteen A girlfriend has sent, “Many Happy returns of the day” Does she want me to get married again and again? Telegrams, on arrival, equalized the rich and the poor By inducing the three mind parasites — anxiety, fear and worry all combined. The dynamics and the destiny of two World Wars were decided by telegrams. Brevity is the soul of telegram as it is with wisdom Let me be brief as in a telegram and send this last telegram: “THE TELEGRAMS WILL BE NO MORE NEVER ENDING WILL BE THE MEMORIES THEY BROUGHT HOME.”

Their view – and ours!

SUDDENLY, this piece titled The Indian Elections written by one V. Mitchell for The New York Times,

purportedly very recently (July 4) is making the rounds on email. All very flattering we thought, given the current scenario in the country which is generally doom and gloom. “It is truly the greatest show on Earth, an ode to a diverse and democratic ethos, where 700 million+ of humanity vote, providing their small part in directing their ancient civilization into the future. It is no less impressive when done in a neighborhood which includes de-stabilizing and violent Pakistan, China, and Burma. “Its challenges are immense, more so probably than anywhere else, particularly in development and fending off terrorism — but considering these challenges and its neighbors, it is even more astounding that the most diverse nation on Earth, with hundreds of languages, all religions and cultures, is not only surviving, but thriving. “The nation where Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism were born, which is the second largest Muslim nation on Earth; where Christianity has existed for 2000 years; where the oldest



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Jewish synagogues and Jewish communities have resided since the Romans burnt their 2nd temple; where the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile reside; where the Zoroastrians from Persia have thrived since being thrown out of their ancient homeland; where Armenians and Syrians and many others have come to live; where the Paris-based OECD said was the largest economy on Earth for 1,500 of the last 2,000 years, including the 2nd largest, only 200 years ago.” There’s more, but because we were enraged, we stopped reading and then googled the piece – and discovered our suspicions were correct. It was a piece carried in the NYT four years ago!, before another election, another set of expectations just waiting to be trashed. The last couple of lines read, “Where all of this is happening, is India, and as greater than 1/10th of humanity gets ready to vote, it is an inspiration to the entire World.” They had better not write the same garbage again. Because our world view of India seems to be very different from the world view of the rest of the world!

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The funeral Mass will be held on Saturday 20th July 2013 at 4.00 p.m. in the Shrine of Don Bosco’s Madonna, Matunga, followed by burial at the Sewri Cemetery.

THANKSGIVING May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus thy kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the hopeless pray for us. Your prayers will be answered by the publication must be promised. (GHF/RF). C-8580

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CLASSIFIEDS May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus thy kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the hopeless pray for us. Thanks for wish fulfilled — A.B. C-10689

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CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Afreen Riaz Hussain to Afreen Riyaz Hussain Shaikh as per Affidavit dated 18-07-2013. Ornate-C-10691 I have changed my name from (Miss) Poonam Chandrakant Ved to (Mrs.) Pallavi Hemant Kajaria as per Affidavit dated 17-07-2013. Ornate-C-10692 I have changed my name from Rajuir Derick Biswas to Ashton Derick Biswas Vide Maha. Govt. Gazette No. U-35502 dated March 10-16, 2011. Ornate-C-10693 I have changed my name from Dimpy Deepak Sedani to Dimpy Deepak Thakkar as per Affidavit dated 19-07-2013. C-10694 I, Ms. Ashwini Subhash Hajare, have changed my name to Mrs. Diya Deep Wadke as per deed poll Affidavit dated 18-07-2013. C-10695 I, Mr. Shah Bipinkumar Bachubhai, have changed my name to Mr. Shah Bipin Bachubhai as per deed poll Affidavit dated 18/07/13. C-10696 I, Mr. Shah Bipinchandra Bachubhai, have changed my name to Mr. Shah Bipin Bachubhai as per deed poll Affidavit dated 18/07/13. C-10697 I, Miss Shah Ritaben Jayantilal, have changed my name to Mrs. Shah Rita Bipin as per deed poll Affidavit dated 18/07/13. C-10698 I, Mr. Umesh Damjibhai Dodiya, have changed my name to Mr. Umesh Damjibhai Dodia as per deed poll Affidavit dated 18/07/13. C-10699 I, Varshaben Prabhudas Kamdar, have changed my name to Varsha Paresh Doshi as per deed poll Affidavit dated 18/07/13. C-10700 I, Pareshkumar Chimanlal Shah, have changed my name to Paresh Chimanlal Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated 18/07/13. C-10701

I, Pareshkumar Jayantilal Doshi, have changed my name to Paresh Jayantilal Doshi as per deed poll Affidavit dated 18/07/13. C-10702

I, Anant Hindurao Patil, have changed my name to Anant Pandurang Bhagat as per Affidavit dated 19th day of July, 2013. C-10716

I, Mr. Bharatkumar Babulal Desai, have changed my name to Mr. Bharat Babulal Desai as per deed poll Affidavit dated 28/06/13. C-10703

I have changed my name from Nishant Hemant Agarwal to Nishant Hemant Agrawal as per Affidavit. C-10717

I, Ms Mehta Mayuriben Dhanvantrai, have changed my name to Mrs. Mayuri Bharat Desai as per deed poll Affidavit dated 28/06/13. C-10704 I, Bharti Dalichand Desai, have changed my name to Payal Piyush Kamdar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 15/02/13. C-10705 I, Shrinivasa Narayan Kotian, have changed my name to Srinivasa Narayan Kotian as per deed poll Affidavit dated 19/07/13. C-10706 I, Mukesh Kumar Rasiklal Miyani, have changed my name to Mukesh Rasiklal Miyani as per deed poll Affidavit dated 19/07/13. C-10707 I, Miss Monika Anil Mali, have changed my name to Mrs. Monica Saneel Mahulkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 19/07/13. C-10708

I have changed my name from Rekha Hemant Agarwal to Rekha Hemant Agrawal as per Affidavit. C-10718 I have changed my name from Khandu Devdas Kadam and Rohan Devdas Kadam to Rohan Devendra Kadam as per Affidavit. C-10719 I have changed my name from Rusabh Ramesh Loladia to Rushabh Ramesh Loladia as per Affidavit dated 19 July 2013. C-10720 I have changed my name from Rameshkumar Hargovindas Loladia to Ramesh Hargovindas Loladia as per Affidavit dated 19 July 2013. C-10721 I have changed my name from Nitaben Rameshkumar Loladia to Neeta Ramesh Loladia as per Affidavit dated 19 July 2013. C-10722 I have changed my name from Shabina Nisar Ahmed, to ‘Sabina Bi Arshad Shaikh’ as per Affidavit dated 19/07/2013. C-10723

I, Bina Jaysukhbhai Sonigara, have changed my name to Beena Rohit Mandaviya as per deed poll Affidavit dated 19/07/13. C-10709

I have changed my name from Jafai Aba Hasan Amin, to ‘Jafai Hasan Amin’ as per Affidavit dated 17/07/2013. C-10724

I, Lalitkumar Omprakash Khanna, have changed my name to Lalit Omprakash Khanna as per deed poll Affidavit dated 19/07/13. C-10710

I have changed my name from Latha Sreenivasan, to ‘Latha Sreenivasan Potti’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-16216) dated 27/06/2013. C-10725

I, Sanya Lalitkumar Khanna, have changed my name to Sanya Lalit Khanna as per deed poll Affidavit dated 19/07/13. C-10711

I have changed my name from Choughule Gulam Muhdeen, to ‘Choughule Gulam Mohiyuddin’ as per Affidvait dated 19/07/2013. C-10726

I, Gautamchand Champalal Jain, have changed my name to Gautamchand Champalal Golechha as per deed poll Affidavit dated 19/07/13. C-10712

I have changed my name from Tahseen Imam Shaikh, to ‘Reshma Haroon Ustad’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-20548) dated 11/07/2013. C-10727

I, Pranali Gajanan Borkar, have changed my name to Anushka Abhishek Palshetkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 19/07/13. C-10713

I have changed my name from Uma Mamdani, to ‘Uma Sudarsan Doddi’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-8006) dated 27/06/2013. C-10728

I, Unadkat Vasanti Shambhubhai, have changed my name to Mrs. Lakhani Vidhi Sanjay as per deed poll Affidavit dated 18/07/13. C-10714

I have changed my name from Vinoda Kumar Lokanath Suvarna, to ‘Vinod Lokanath Suvarna’ as per Affidvait dated 29/06/2013. C-10729

I, Chandrashekhar Vishwanath, have changed my name to Chandrashekhar Vishwanath Tripathi as per Affidavit dated 9th day of July, 2013. C-10715

I have changed my name from Sunilkumar Jayantilal Thoria to Sunil Jayantilal Thoria as per Affidavit dated 21st June, 2013. C-10730

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Uses Pay Order of Rs 900 to withdraw Rs 5.70 lakh

By Zuber Ansari


45-year-old man exposed serious flaws in the banking system when he managed to withdraw Rs.5,70,000 from a bank by using a Pay Order slip of just Rs.900. The bank manager and staff of the city-based Kunavi Sahakari Sanstha Bank, with its branch in Kandivli’s Ashok Nagar, were shocked when they came to know that an amount of Rs.5,70,000 had been paid from their account into that of Pune branch of the Karur Vysya Bank. Around two days ago, they received a cheque for Rs.5,70,000 from Pune branch of the Karur Vysya Bank seeking payment of the amount. When bank manager Atmaram Kamble and other bank officials cross-checked the initial numbers of the

Elusive: Mahesh Chundarkar cheque which Pune branch of Karur Vysya Bank had sent to them, they discovered that they had made a Pay Order slip of only Rs.900 in the name of one Mahesh Vasudev Chundarkar few month back

ago, and no pay order was ever made for Rs.5,70,000. There was further shock coupled with embarrassment for for Kunavi Bank officials when they learned that the person who withdrew the amount in Pune was having an account with them based on bogus documents. When staff reached the address given to the bank, neighbors said there was never any Mahesh Chundarkar residing there. Senior Police Inspector from Samta Nagar police station, Pravin Mane, said, “We have registered a cheating and forgery case against one Mahesh Vasudev Chundarkar. This is not first complaint we have received. A similar fraud was done by this person earlier also with around three to four banks. A manhunt has been launched to trace him.”

Hard time for members of Spike Drink Gang By Suresh Golani


he Palghar Sessions Court has awarded three years’ rigorous imprisonment to two men who were found guilty of robbing female job aspirants by spiking their drinks. The duo had unleashed terror in the VirarDahanu region before their arrest in September 2009. Dinesh Deshmukh (31) and Murad Gobani (31), along with a 21-year-old female accomplice, lured two young girls on the pretext of offering them lucrative jobs, but went on to rob them after giving them drinks laced with sedatives. The Thane (rural) police were on the lookout for the gang, which had executed similar crimes in Manor, Palghar, Satpati, Virar, Gholvad and Dahanu. They would lure victims by pasting posters with their mobile contact numbers at public places. It was only after a female cop from Manor police station laid a

Teen falls off local, dies By Suresh Golani


n 18-year-old from Bhayandar died after accidentally falling off a moving train between Goregaon and Malad railway stations on Thursday evening. The victim, identified as Shubam Tambe (18), was a resident of Akanksha in Bhayandar (West). Shubam apparently lost his balance while standing on the foot-board of a crowded local, his family believes. He had recently completely his course in Hotel Management and was into his internship at a Santacruz-based hotel.

trap by calling up on the mobile number and fixing an appointment with the accused that Deshmukh fell into his own trap and was arrested.

Investigations led to the arrest of his accomplices. However, the female member of the gang was acquitted due to lack of evidence.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and his deputy Ajit Pawar will today dedicate this newly-constructed District Sports Complex, at Dharavi. The complex is built through the joint initiative of Government of Maharashtra and the MMRDA.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Alkaben Sunil Kumar Thoria to Alka Sunil Thoria as per Affidavit dated 24th June, 2013. C-10731 I have changed my name from Dipali Sharad Gudekar to Manasi Milind Malkapurkar as per Affidavit dated 19-07-2013. C-10732 I have changed my name from Bhiku Bhogilal Gandhi to Yash Bhogilal Gandhi as per Affidavit dated 18th July, 2013. C-10733 I have changed my name from Motaram Ukaram to Mahendra Ukaram Chaudhary as per Affidavit dated 19th July, 2013. C-10734 Mr. Rakesh Chandrika Chaube & Mrs. Abha parent of Miss Bhoomika Rakesh Chaubey apply for change of name to Miss. Bhumika Rakesh Chaube as per Affidavit dated 16-5-2013. C-10735 I have changed my name from Ayub Khan Kalukhan Moila to Ayub Khan Kalukhan Musla as per Affidavit. C-10736

CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Parvati Rajendra Shetty to Parvati Velaytam Naidu as per Affidavit. C-10746 I have changed my name from Masilamani Rajendra Shetty to Masilamani Velaytam Naidu as per Affidavit. C-10747 I have changed my name from Sasi Thumparambil to Sasi Thumparambil Nair as per Affidavit. C-10748 I have changed my name from Usman Gani Abdul Gaffar to Usman Gani Abdul Gaffar Rajkotiya as per Affidavit. C-10749 I have changed my name from Abdul Qayum Mohammed Jalil Ansari to Abdul Qayyum Mohammed Jalil Ansari as per Affidavit. C-10750 I have changed my name from Mohammad Islam Shaikh to Islam Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-10751 I have changed my name from Firdosh Abdul Rehman Fodkar to Firdos Abdul Rehman Fodkar as per Affidavit. C-10752

I have changed my name from Aejaz Haider Raza Imam Syed to Aejaz Haider Raza Imam Rizvi as per Affidavit. C-10737

We, Mr. Jayesh Purshottam Sapariya & Mrs. Pravina Jayesh Sapariya, have changed our son name from Prathmesh Jayesh Sapariya to Prathamesh Jayesh Sapariya as per Affidavit. C-10753

I have changed my name from Farida Begum Sayed Vazir to Farida Adam Sayyed as per deed poll Affidavit. C-10738

I have changed my name from Sandhya Surepelli to Vasantha Surepelli as per Affidavit. C-10754

We, Mr. Pankaj Babulal Chordia and Mrs. Leena Pankaj Chordia, have changed our child’s name from Jaya Pankaj Chordia to Jiya Pankaj Chordia as per Affidavit. C-10739 We, Mr. Pankaj Babulal Chordia and Mrs. Leena Pankaj Chordia, have changed our child’s name from Piyukumari Pankaj Jain to Piyu Pankaj Chordia as per Affidavit. C-10740 I have changed my name from Pankaj Jain to Pankaj Babulal Chordia as per Affidavit. C-10741 I have changed my name from Leena Devi to Leena Pankaj Chordia as per Affidavit. C-10742 I have changed my name from Mahendra Mohan Narwekar to Mahendra Mohan Narvekar as per Affidavit. C-10743 I have changed my name from Alaka Dattatraya Devlekar to Alka Vijay Gangan as per Affidavit. C-10744 I have changed my name from Archana Balkrishna Sagare to Rashmi Rajiv Sawant as per Affidavit. C-10745

I have changed my name from Sugra Ben Kaizar Bohra to Sugra Kaizar Poonawala as per Affidavit. C-10755 I have changed my name from Kaizar Mohsin Bohra to Kaizar Mohsin Poonawala as per Affidavit. C-10756 I have changed my name from Zaineb to Zaineb Kaizar Poonawala as per Affidavit. C-10757 I have changed my name from Pushpadevi Saheblal Vishwakarma to Sarah Mohammad Aftab Malik as per Affidavit. C-10758 I have changed my name from Mohammad Nasullah Mohammad Sabirullah to Mohammad Nasrullah Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-10759 I have changed my name from Ramashankar to Ramashankar Vishwakarma as per Affidavit. C-10760

I have changed my name from Anjali Dinkar Dhoble to Seema Hemant Karadkar as per Affidavit. C-10763 I have changed my name from Balkrushna Ramchandra Matwandkar to Balkrishan Ramchandra Matwandkar as per Affidavit. C-10764 I have changed my name from Mohammed Sidique Khan & Mohd Sadique Khan to Mohammad Sadiq Khan as per Affidavit. C-10765 I have changed my name from Krishna Pillai Thulaseedharan Pillai to Tulsidharan Krishna Pillai as per Affidavit. C-10766 I have changed my name from Neha Anil More to Yuktee Aneel Morey as per Affidavit. C-10767 I have changed my name from Anil Narayan More to Aneel Narayan Morey as per Affidavit. C-10768 I have changed my name from Archana Anil More to Khyatee Aneel Morey as per Affidavit. C-10769 I have changed my name from Rekha Jagannath Pansare to Dhanshree Balasaheb Sanap as per Affidavit. C-10770 I have changed my name from Dhanashri Balasaheb Sanap to Dhanshree Balasaheb Sanap as per Affidavit. C-10771


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I have changed my name from Brahmanand Pannalal Dinivedi to Brahmanand Pannalal Dwivedi as per Affidavit. C-10780 I have changed my name from Sheikh Abdul Kadar Abbas to Shaikh Abdul Kadar Abbas as per Affidavit. C-10781 I have changed my name from Bhimashankar Ramu Kattimani to Bhimshankar Ramu Katimani as per Affidavit. C-10782 I have changed my name from Mahmad Soheb Manik to Shoeb Salim Manik as per Affidavit. C-10783 I have changed my name from Vipin Kumar Atmaram Upadhyay to Vipin Atmaram Upadhyay as per Affidavit. C-10784

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Shivade opposed the application filed by Daundkar, sayAditya Pancholi got to the ing it was a ploy by him to court before Khan appeared gain publicity. “Daundkar in the courtroom. After enter- had no locus standi in the ing the courtroom, the actor matter and was in the habit of sat among the audience, see- going to the media every now ing which the judge up- and then to malign Salman,” braided him and asked him advocate Shivade told the to sit in the dock meant for court. Advocate Abha Singh, repthe main accused. Arpita stood beside him outside the resenting Daundkar in the case refused to accept the aldock. The trial in the sessions legation and told the court, “ court would start afresh as I am seeking court’s permisthe Bandra metropolitan sion to file written submiscourt had halted the pro- sions in regard to false ceedings midway after exam- evidence given by police earining 17 witnesses, ruling that lier to delay the trial in the the more serious charge of nearly 11-year-old case. This culpable homicide was made exercise is being done to help Azad Shrivastav | ADC

I have changed my name from Ranawat Bharati Harish to Ranawat Bharit Harish as per Affidavit. C-10785 I have changed my name from Sushma Shrinivas Divekar to Shruti Vasant Phadke as per Affidavit. C-10786 I have changed my name from De Souza Adrian to Dsouza Adrian as per Affidavit. C-10787 I have changed my name from De Souza Cyril Francis to Dsouza Cyril as per Affidavit. C-10788

Salman Khan’s sisters Alvira and Arpita near the Sessions Court on Friday.

out against the actor which can be tried only by Sessions Court. Even as Salman was seen dozing off in between the I have changed my name from proceeding, there was a comWe, Deepak Kumar Dhanuka R Suraj to Suraj Rajagopalan as motion outside the courtand Jyoti Deepak Kumar per Affidavit. room as litigants and C-10790 advocates gathered to get a Dhanuka, have changed our daughter’s name from Shivani glimpse of the actor. Reacting Deepak V Dhanuka to Shivani I have changed my name from to this, the judge asked the Deepak Kumar Dhanuka as per Ramesh Mangilal Gundecha court staff to stop the comJain to Ramesh Dharamchand motion and not to make Affidavit. C-10772 Gundecha as per Affidavit. noise. C-10791 While hearing the case, the I have changed my name from judge reserved till July 24 his Sunilkumar Gopichand Gupta I have changed my name from order on two applications to Sunil Gopichand Gupta as Vimal Pukhraj Oswal to one moved by activist SanVimalabai Shantilal Shah as per per Affidavit. tosh Daundkar, seeking to inC-10773 Affidavit. C-10792 tervene in the trial, and another by the actor’s lawyer I have changed my name from for restraining the media Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay to from coverage of this case Sanjay Mukherjee as per and maligning the actor. Affidavit. Salman’s counsel Shrikant C-10774 I have changed my name from Jild Joy to Jild Joy Jerome as per Affidavit. C-10775 I have changed my name from Sobi Thibeer to Sophie Joy as per Affidavit. C-10776

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the prosecution in public interest. Under section 301(2) Cr.PC, the court gives a third party the right to help the prosecutor.” However, Prosecutor Shankar Erande opposed the plea to allow the application. Salman’s lawyer, advocate Shivade also filed an application and submitted CD recording of New Channels showing the actor in a negative side. He objected to derogatory views shown against the actor on videosharing website YouTube by the audio-visual media. The prosecutor said he had no objection to the actor’s application and the court reserved its order on both applications till July 24.

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more intensive towards the evening with machinery the hole in the makeshift toi- being deployed for the operlet on Wednesday evening, ation that ran well into the and was swept away by the late night. It was initially swirling waters. The police, speculated that the child fire brigade and conservancy might have disappeared or staff of the local ward office wandered off, as no one had rushed to the spot and seen her falling or heard her started a massive search op- cry. On Friday afternoon, locals eration through the nullah. At least a hundred local saw a body floating in the residents also rendered help, Mahim creek and called the with several of them even police and fire brigade who getting into the filthy nullah managed to pull it out. After and searching through the identification proved it garbage and sewage for the was Sarin Khan, the body was child. The search turned handed over to her parents.

Jaipur bros’ arrest may help CB catch 5 wanted bookies

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Jupiter, who is also wanted by Delhi police. Among these he arrest of the Jaipur wanted bookies, it was Jupiter brothers, Pawan and and Kothari, who were in Sanjay, would prove vital touch with Jaipur brothers. for Mumbai crime branch in The investigators suspect that getting the links of five wanted the wanted bookies were bookies. According to the police, all the six wanted bookies had links either directly or indirectly with the Jaipur brothers. hauled in small villages of RaIn total, seven bookies are jasthan. “Jupiter was using one line, wanted including the Jaipur brothers and the five wanted which was used by Pawan,” accused are identified as Badri said police officials while Jaipur, Devendra Kothari, adding that Jupiter was more Nokha, Lambu from Jalandar, in touch with Pawan.



The last arrest made by the city’s crime branch was on Monday, in which Rakeshkumar Gangwal, who was in touch with international bookies, was arrested. Gangwal (50) was in touch

with the bookies in Pakistan and Dubai while accepting bets during the IPL season. With Gangwal’s arrest the total number of people arrested in the case reaches 18. Gangwal was also in touch with five internation bookies, who are identified with their code names are Babloo, Master Salman, Javed UBL, 100 and Vickey 26. Meanwhile, Bombay HC has told the Jaipur brothers to surrender themselves by July 26 and till then the investigators would not arrest the brothers.

CENSURING NARENDRA MODI… Members of the Sambhaji Brigade put up banners all across Thane city on Tuesday, criticising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for having devoted his efforts to save only Gujarati pilgrims during his trip to Uttarakhand. The banners reminded him that Maharashtrians, many of who are part of the Maratha and the Mahar regiments in the Indian Army, are responsible for keeping the state and country safe for traders of his community, hence they should not have been forgotten.

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Quack Quack! 7 quacks held in Nalasopara

By Suresh Golani

certificates were arrested, two quacks that apparently n a joint operation carried received prior information out by the health depart- about the police raid fled ment of the Vasai-Virar Mu- and are absconding. The nicipal Corporation (VVMC) people arrested have been and the local police, seven identified as Mohammed bogus doctors were arrested Feroze Shabbir Ali, Suresh from Nalasopara on Friday. Chauhan, Sukumar Rai, Rashid, Dinesh Following complaints Abdul from locals about bogus Sharma, Rajesh Sharma and doctors operating in the Saroj Sharma. It has been alleged that Santosh Bhuvan area of Nalasopara (East), a team of more than 300 quacks operVVMC officials carried out a ate in the Vasai-Virar region. detailed survey and identi- Health-in-Charge, Dr Sunil fied nine illegal dispensaries Wadkar, urged citizens and that were active in the re- organizations to inform the gion. Subsequently the local VVMC if they come to know police were informed and of doctors practicing withraids were carried out in the out valid documents. MeanSeeta Nagar, Anna Discom- while the fake doctors have pound and Pandey Nagar lo- been booked under Section 419 and of the Indian Penal calities of Santosh Bhuvan. While seven people oper- Code and relevant sections ating as medical practition- of the Maharashtra Medical ers without authentic Practitioner’s Act.


Depressed woman commits suicide 18-year-old raped in Dombivli By Zuber Ansari


58-year-old woman suffering from health related problems was found hanging from a ceiling fan inside her residence at Kalakunj Society in Charkop early morning on Friday. The woman, identified as Luis George Swami, was found hanging from a fan by her 17-year-old son when he came back from his school.

The son immediately called the police control room and neighbours. According to Police Sub Inspector from Charkop Police station, G. Bhosle, “Luis hanged herself by her chunni. She was quite depressed since after the death of her husband, who passed away around eight years ago.” “After her husband’s death, her brother-in-law

provided money for the family’s daily needs. However, Luis had detached from the outside world and had even stopped talking to her son as well as other members of the family,” said Bhosle. “On the basis of information we had registered the Accidental Death Report (ADR) and her body have been sent to Bhagwati Hospital for autopsy,” Bhosle added.

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n Thursday night an 18year-old computer class teacher was raped by some unidentified accused for over two hours in Dombivli’s Pisavali area. The police have started a hunt for the accused. The teacher was returning home from her coaching class in Pisavali village in Dombivli East and was passing through a deserted area which falls on

her way to home at around 9.30 p.m. when someone hidden in the bushes dragged her inside. The assailant raped her for over two hours before letting her go. The assailant warned the girl that she would face dire consequences if she told anyone of the incident. However, the girl told her parents of her ordeal. The family immediately lodged a case of rape with Manpada police station against un-

known accused. Since the attack took place in the dark, the girl was unable to positively identify the attacker. There have been demands from both public and police officials in Dombivli to put up street lights during the night but as yet no action has been taken up by the civic authorities in Dombivli. An official from Manpada police station said, “We have started a manhunt for the accused.”



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Activists criticised the government and demanded that the HIV/AIDS Bill be tabled in the parliament’s monsoon session

By Prashant Hamine


By A Staff Reporter


o protest the delay in tabling the HIV/AIDS Bill, Mumbai AIDS Forum, a forum of networks of people living with HIV, sexual minority and civil society groups from across Mumbai, Thane and Raigad district gathered outside the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) and Maharashtra State AIDS Control Organisation (MSACS) and demanded that the Bill be tabled in the upcoming monsoon session of the Parliament. After being finalised in July 2006, the Bill was sent to the Law Ministry in August 2007. After the Bill got clearance in 2010 from the Law Ministry and it was sent back to the Health Ministry, it has just been moving between the Health Ministry and the Law Ministry and has not been tabled in the Parliament.

Members of the Mumbai AIDS Forum holding a rally at Dadar demanding the tabling of HIV/AIDS bill in the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament, on Friday. The Bill is important as it provides legal redress against discrimination in both public and private sector. It also provides for complete HIV treatment for everyone who needs it. “The Bill puts an obligation on the state to provide antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) including first line, second

line and third line medicines, diagnostics, treatment for opportunistic infections and nutritional supplements to every HIV positive person, free of cost. It’s disappointing that such an important legislation is lingering between the two ministries of the government and has not been brought to the Parliament,”

ADC scribe interacts with Mira Road school students By A Staff Reporter


ow to become a Journalist?” was the subject discussed by ADC correspondent Suresh Golani during an interactive session with around 80 Std IV and V students of RBK School in Mira Road. The students were eager to know about journalism as a career, about the media’s role in society, as well as the ethics and problems faced by reporters while working.

Heavy rains forces Mahagenco to shut down Chandrapur thermal power plant

said Anil Kadam from Sanjeevani. Ashok Row Kavi from Hamsafar trust said, “The lukewarm response of the government towards this Bill is totally unacceptable. We demand that the government table the Bill in Parliament in the upcoming monsoon session.”

he incessant heavy downpour overnight has forced Maharashtra Generation Company (Mahagenco) to shut down its Chandrapur thermal power plant. The move has been necessitated as the flood waters have breached the thermal power plant complex forcing the company to shut down the generating units. In a statement issued here yesterday stated that although the natural disaster has affected the power generation all out efforts are being made on war footing to rectify the damage caused. The heavy downpour is also causing problems in supply of coal to units one and two of the thermal power plant. The engineers and support staff are trying their level best to keep the two generating units in operation. With another major thermal power plant at Parli in Marathwada region being shut for want of water, the thermal power generation of Mahagenco has taken a hit. The company argues that during the monsoon


season there is less demand for power and most of the required power is generated from Hydro, Nuclear and other sources. The natural disaster comes against the backdrop of the BJP-Shiv Sena opposition in the legislative council alleging corruption that not a single MW of power has been added despite Mahagenco investing heavily in expansion of power projects. A charge denied by Deputy Chief Minister and Energy minister Ajit Pawar who counter challenged the opposition in accepting a probe. In a statement issued here yesterday Mahagenco stated that flood waters gushed into the Chandrapur thermal power plant, the generating units had to be shut. The vicinity of the thermal power plant witnessed 268 mm rainfall which is above the average rainfall during this time of the monsoon season. The statement adds that during monsoon season the generating units at the thermal power plants are taken out for overhauling purposes. As part of the exercise two units of 210 MWs and 500 MWs are being overhauled.

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Apart from answering the students’ queries, Golani shared his experience as a journalist and also urged students to read the newspapers daily and continue to take pride in their country and have faith in their future. RBK's primary section of the ‘Interact Club’ meets once every month, with the school inviting professionals from various fields including doctors, lawyers, police officials and politicians to interact with the students. Suresh Golani

ADC Correspondent Suresh Golani giving expert advice to students of RBK School in Mira Road.

Warkaris or devout followers of Lord Vitthal-Rukmini sing hymns in a procession on the occasion of ‘Ashadi Ekadashi’, at Vitthal Mandir in Wadala, yesterday.

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P U B L I C N OT I C E GENERAL PUBLIC is hereby informed that as per the record of the City Survey Office, Bandra the following properties situated at village Bandra Tal. Andheri, Mumbai Suburban District are Private Properties. Shri Kiran Pawaskar, Member of Legislative Assembly has filed an application for declaration of said lands as slum under the provision of section 4(1) of the Slum Areas (improvement, Clearance & Redevelopment) Act-1971. The details of the said land is as under: Sr. Description C.T.S. Area in Sq. Mtr. Area in Sq. Mtrs. Land Holders/Structure Owners No. of Properties Nos. as per P.R. Card Slum Declaration (Imla Malak) Tenent etc. 1. Mouje-Bandra 307 156.7 156.7 Original Land Holder-Premchand Rambhilas and Subhashchandra Tal. Andheri Rambhilas 2. 307/1 9.00 9.00 Original Land Holder-Premchand Rambhilas and Subhaschandra Rambhilas Emla Malak-Laxmibai Chudamani 3. 307/2 17.4 17.4 Original Land Holder-Premchand Rambhilas and Subhashchandra Rambhilas Emla Malak-Babulnath Manakya 4. 307/3 8.00 8.00 Original Land Holder-Premchand Rambhilas and Subhashchandra Rambhilas Emla Malak-Babulnath Manakya 5. 307/4 8.00 8.00 Original Land Holder-Premchand Rambhilas and Subhashchandra Rambhilas Emla Malak-Babulnath Manakya 6. 307/5 12.00 12.00 Original Land Holder-Premchand Rambhilas and Subhashchandra Rambhilas Emla Malak-Babulnath Manakya 7. 307/6 2.00 2.00 Original Land Holder-Premchand Rambhilas and Subhashchandra Rambhilas Emla Malak-Parasnath Ramsingh 8. 308/7 7.1 7.1 Original land Holder-Premchand Rambhilas and Subhashchandra Rambhilas Emla Malak-Parasnath Ramsingh Total 220.2 220.2 Any objections and/or complaints regarding slum aforesaid proposed declaration may be filed in this office during office working hours from 9.45 to 5.30 p.m. at the address given hereunder within 7 days from the date of publication of the public notice. Objections and/or complaint received after the stipulated period shall not be entertained which may be please note. Sd/(P.R. Rokade) Dy. Collector (Enc/Rem) & Competent Authority Bandra Office Address: Office of the Dy. Collector (Enc/Rem) & Competent Authority Bandra Grihnirman Bhavan, Ground Floor, Room No. 68, Bandra (E), Mumbai-400 051. Date: 30th March, 2013

P U B L I C N OT I C E GENERAL PUBLIC is hereby informed that as per the record of the City Survey Office, Bandra the following properties situated at village Bandra Tal. Andheri, Mumbai Suburban District are Private Properties. Shri Kiran Pawaskar, Member of Legislative Assembly has filed an application for declaration of said lands as slum under the provision of section 4(1) of the Maharashtra Slum Areas (improvement, Clearance & Redevelopment) Act-1971. The details of the said land is as under: Sr. Description of C.T.S. Area in Sq. Area in Sq. Land Holders/Structure Owners No. Properties No.s Mtr. as per Mtrs. Slum (Imla Malak) Tenent etc. P.R. Card Declaration 1. Mouje-Bandra 367 81.7 81.7 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Tal. Andheri 2. 367/1 6.7 6.7 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik 3. 367/2 6.7 6.7 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik 4. 367/3 8.00 8.00 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik 5. 367/4 11.2 11.2 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Harihar Yadav 6. 367/5 11.2 11.2 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Yusuf Usman Shaikh 7. 367/6 11.2 11.2 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Jahar Shahadur Shaikh 8. 367/7 11.2 11.2 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Safillah Bahabar Shaikh 9. 367/8 11.2 11.2 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Safillah Bahabar Shaikh 10. 367/9 14.6 14.6 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Safillah Bahabar Shaikh 11. 367/10 6.4 6.4 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Sukur Ali Shaikh 12. 367/11 8.5 8.5 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Ramkhilawan Kanhailal Jaiswar 13. 367/12 8.5 8.5 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Ramkhilawan Kanhailal Jaiswar 14. 367/13 9.6 9.6 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Ramkhilawan Kanhailal Jaiswar 15. 367/14 8.5 8.5 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Ramkhilawan Kanhailal Jaiswar 16. 367/15 15.6 15.6 Original Land Holder-Durando Domnik Emla Malak-Ramkhilawan Kanhailal Jaiswar Total 230.8 230.8 Any objections and/or complaints regarding slum aforesaid proposed declaration may be filed in this office during office working hours from 9.45 to 5.30 p.m. at the address given hereunder within 7 days from the date of publication of the public notice. Objections and/or complaint received after the stipulated period shall not be entertained which may be please note. Sd/(P.R. Rokade) Dy. Collector (Enc/Rem) & Competent Authority Bandra Office Address: Office of the Dy. Collector (Enc/Rem) & Competent Authority Bandra Grihnirman Bhavan, Ground Floor, Room No. 68, Bandra (E), Mumbai-400 051. Date: 30th March, 2013 DGIPR 2013-14/1122


Where has all the ‘motamaal’ gone?

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Ponder awhile… “Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times.” — Winston Churchill

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T has become clear that the midday meal scheme — the biggest, even anywhere in the world, has not produced the desired results. The scheme was launched with good intentions: It was to attract kids to school and avoid drop-outs. It was a God-sent scheme for poor parents. There have been complaints with regard to, not only bad and dangerous meals, but also about tasteless and dirty food. Across the country, there have been complaints about this, but the authorities have done precious little to give the kids wholesome, tasty and clean food. Maybe the authorities think that the poor have no right to complain. The worst ever mid-day meal tragedy occurred in Bihar, but during the same time there have been reports of contamination of meals. Cooking is done in most unhygienic places and sub-standard substances are used. In Tamil Nadu, over 100 kids felt giddy after eating their mid-day meal: They had to be hospitalised. In Uttar Pradesh in one school, a lizard was found in the cooked food. Parents are naturally worried. In Bihar, after the gruesome incident, parents are saying that they do not want to send kids to school. The very purpose of attracting children to schools will be defeated if eating a mid-day meal results in death of the kids.



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HE guilty ones have been identified: Suresh Kalmadi against whom there were charges of corrupt practices — involving crores of rupees — has spent 7 months in jail; A. Raja and Kanimozi, said to be involved in the 2G scam, have been guests for months in Tihar jail. In the Coalgate scam, hundreds of coal blocks have been given away without auction — to private parties. Who collected the huge bribes in the Coalgate scam? Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in charge of the coal ministry then. Sushma Swaraj, leader of the opposition in parliament wanted to know where the ‘motamaal’ collected in the coal blocks sale to private parties has gone. Suresh Kalmadi involved in the Commonwealth games says he is innocent and that he has not pocketed a single rupee, but there have been offers of huge bribes in several contracts, irregular billings, etc. Where has the money gone? It is certain that the money has been collected by some persons or parties. Sushma Swaraj has hinted that the money from the coalgate might have gone to some political party. All political parties collect funds. They want money for day-to-day expenditure incurred by the party and mainly, for poll campaigns. A candidate cannot win an election without spending huge funds. By hook or by crook, a political party has to collect money — crores of rupees.

Opposition to RTI


ORMER chief minister of Uttar Pradesh — BSP chief — used to claim the huge funds she has came from donations — even a couple of rupees — given by her party workers. Tax folks did not believe in it! She is facing a charge of possessing assets which are disproportionate to sources of her income. A political party accepts money from wealthy tough characters who want to be given poll tickets. The corporate sector also gives donations. The Congress party has more funds in the kitty than other parties. It would appear that the Congress has able, experienced money collectors. It can be presumed that no party reveals the actual funds it has. It does this because it



does not want to be involved in inconvenient explanations. Money plays an important part in the success of a candidate to Lok Sabha or assembly elections. All parties offer freebies to voters: Laptop, sarees, sewing machines, return of all gold ornaments used to raise loans, free supply of foodgrains. They cannot be bought from taxpayers’ money: There will be a hue and cry if this is done. The money can come only from

Congress spokesman declared that Modi was against Muslims and he had referred to a Muslim as a dog. Clearly it had misinterpreted what Modi had said. And that was a deliberate exercise. All through the poll campaign in Gujarat and later when he promoted himself as the future prime minister, Modi had said he set store by governance and growth. That, he said, would be BJP’s ideology. He never said even one word about Hindutwa. Evidently he wanted to totally avoid any communal reference with regard to the policy of BJP. Modi is not an idiot. He has cleverly avoided the communal issue. It is clear that puppy story had nothing to do with Muslims in the country. Would Modi raised this communal issue if all the while he chose to set BJP’s ideology as growth and governance? Is the Congress suggesting Modi is trying to commit political suicide? It is clear the Congress is trying to invent charges against Modi in order to create a bad image. The Congress is seizing every possible opportunity to dent the image of Modi. Another remark by Modi also gave a chance for A.R. Kanangi the Congress to attack him. He said he is a Hindu nationalist. Congress response: It is a communal remark. Nobody should be Hindu funds collected from donations. A party has got to be rich to win elections. or Muslim nationalist: One should only be a No wonder then, no political party wants to nationalist Indian. Does it mean that nobody should say he is come in the ambit of RTI (Right To Informaa Muslim, Hindu or Christian? tion). The Congress blames the BJP for ‘obstructThere has been strong opposition to RTI by all political parties. They just do not want to ing’ the work of Parliament. A couple of years ago, the entire monsoon session was wiped reveal how much they have. out because the Congress would not debate on certain most objectionable happenings in the country. Actually, it is the Congress which is responsible for the undesirable wiping out of parliaARENDRA MODI bas been in politics for ment sessions. The Congress would not agree to any disyears and during this time, he must have gathered a lot of experience and mastered the cussion on urgent issues, it would not allow tricks of the trade. He has a well-developed dropping of the question hour and discussing mindset. He is perhaps a Rambo but he defi- urgent matters of public interest: The 2G scam, Coalgate. The Congress would not disnitely is not a dumbo. To drive home a point, he cited the exam- cuss issues which would finally hold it guilty. The Congress appears to be following ple of a puppy being run over by a car. The Congress party responded immedi- Hitler’s propaganda man Goebbels. Tell a lie ately: It said that the dog in the story was a and repeat it several times: Chances are it will Muslim. It talked about polarization. The become truth.


Modi may not be a Rambo but he is not a Dumbo


Flying back and forth over the pond, he peered down at his friends below. Then he realised that even if they could see him, they would not recognise such a radiant creature as one of their number! She is not dead, he is just away! And so the fact remains that we cannot In the bottom of an old pond lived some larvae who could not understand why none see our friends and loved ones, or commuof their group ever cane back after crawling nicate with them after the transformation, up the stems of the lilies to the top of the which we call death, is no proof that they cease to exist. They are now beautiful beings, our eyes can’t recognise with new robes the Creator has dressed them with. Who among us has not lost cherished Robert Clements beloved? Who sheds not silent tear when memories water. They promised each other that the next choke the mind? But in such moments let us lift our eyes to one who was called to make the upward climb would return and tell what happened yonder sky and know loved one lives well, to him. Soon one of them felt an urgent need then let smile take place of tear, and on to seek the surface; he rested himself atop wings of joy, they will roam free without the the lily pad and went through a glorious burden of our grief! I held the urn and let smile take place of transformation which made him a dragon tear..! fly with beautiful wings. In vain he tried to keep his promise. —

The Dawn Has Come..!

EATH is not extinguishing the light, it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come…” …Rabindranath Tagore Yesterday as I held the urn that held my mother’s ashes, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of grief. Her ashes had come from Baltimore where she had passed away. Nobody in the room felt my pain, but slowly I soothed myself with words I had heard before: I cannot say, and I will not say That she is dead. She is just away. With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, She has wandered into an unknown land. And you-O you, who the wildest yearn For the old time step and the glad returnThink of her faring on, as dear In the love of there as the love of here; Think of her as the same, I say;


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ment must be provided on a war footing in all accident cases at all private nursing homes/ private clinics and hospitals throughout the country. I hope the people of India, by and large appreciate my view point.

Scrap the evil midday meal scheme IT is indeed a sad state of affairs in India that the food served in the midday meal scheme does carry poison resulting in death of 27 children. It may be a stray case but the food given to children is of poor quality without any checking for taste or purity before they are served. At times when food grains shortage is there, they simply avoid serving food also. At a time when tons of wheat is rotting in the godowns of Food Corporation of India for want of space, we show disparity to children. Several states are ill-equipped to serve children hygienic meals that are also nutritious and health for the growth of the children. In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, corruption occupies top spot and so no one is ready to check the quality of the midday meals. Is this food security? And no politician can answer this question. It is a sorry state of affairs and the Centre should do something to block this



kind of ‘child murders’ with contaminated food.

— Peter Nolasco, Mumbai

Unjust fuel price hike

— C.K. Ramanathan, Ghaziabad


WITH reports coming from all over the country of children falling ill after eating the midday meals in their schools—-over 100 children fell sick in a school in Neyveli, the Lignite town in Tamil Nadu—it is abundantly clear that this scheme is in fact an unwanted baby, thrust on the schools for taking care of. Strictly speaking, the schools are not expected to provide meals to the children and their only job is to conduct the classes properly with qualified teachers. For implementing the midday meal scheme, the schools have to arrange for separate kitchens, cooks and proper rooms to store the provisions. That’s unwanted added responsibility for the

WICKED: The midday meal scheme in Bihar has turned out into a ‘mass murder’ of innocent school children. schools. Scrap the scheme which has only proved to be a massive misadventure and instead, pay the parents some lunch allowances for their children. The

parents will certainly be able to provide them with healthy, safe lunches prepared with care at home itself. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane

AAM aadmi suffers because of the price increase of diesel. To take a safe course, Congress will request states run by the Opposition to cut levies to ease the blow for aam aadmi. Transport associations are worried as do political parties and Opposition Chief Ministers. LPG price touched a new high and an increase will touch almost Rs.500 per cylinder. A sharp rise in freight rates seems imminent and some experts went on to say the actual weighted impact should not be more than four per cent and that truckers were being more opportunistic. Inflation level will go up automatically and food inflation may touch double figures and Mumbaikars feel the pinch more as the cost of living in the metro is more than any other place in the country. The aam admi suffers invariably. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada

Telegraphic death! AS we bid good-bye to telegram, the unique way of sending messages/greetings to the dear and near ones, nostalgia overcomes me! Indeed, the Morse Code (originally Morse letters): takka taretakka tare/ tare takka tore tore/ takka takka takka’, etc. would bemuse us in our childhood. Indeed, to hear the somewhat scintillating sound, we children, during recess time used to run to the railway station near our school and would jostle outside the Station Master’s cabin. Later on, I joined the Army Signal Corps by which time the sound had been electro-magnetically changed into: ‘dah dit dahdah/ dit dit dah’, etc. Such a style of writing is especially needed for the military so that communication becomes brief. The practice is generally followed now also while drafting many a letter in telegraphic language. — P. Chakravorty, Fort

Let the bar dancers dance! SUPREME Court verdict is the gift to hundreds of dancers in Mumbai

who may now be able to practice their livelihood which they were forced to stop when Maharashtra govt. cracked down on the numerous dance bars. The court upheld a previous order of the Bombay High Court rightly, throwing out a 2005 state ordinance to shut down dance bars. The SC judgement is a slap on the face of state home minister R.R. Patil for his adamant order. A selfappointed guardian of the public morals was a total failure and was responsible for the 26/11 terror attacks due to lax surveillance. The State must now allow dance bars to reopen and earn revenue from them. State should also understand that entertainment is a part and parcel of life in Mumbai and crushing this in the name of an imaginary anti-sleaze campaign is to go against the city’s very affable nature. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

Honouring lovable Kaka UTV Stars need to be commended for having planned to unveil a statuette of the late Rajesh Khanna (aka Kaka), Bollywood’s pioneering superstar, in the Mecca of Hindi film

industry at the Walk of the Stars at Bandra Bandstand Promenade with Khanna’s inimitable style and charismatic smile in a life-sized brass statue which will immortalise one of his iconic poses from his films, amongst wellOF known names from the LETTER THE DAY film fraternity. However, the installation will only take place next month. The statue will be placed with other prominent Bollywood personalities like Yash Chopra, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand. Starting off in 1966 and in a career spanning five decades, Khanna rose to become a superstar like no other, with hits like Aradhana, Do Raaste, Safar and Anand. — K.V. Raman, Malad

Law against road accidents THIS is regarding road accident cases in our city and throughout the country. Private nursing homes or hospitals refuse to treat cases without a police complaint being filed. In the public interest, I would sincerely appeal to the Health minister of our nation, to implement a new law on humanitarian grounds, that treat-

‘Wizard of Sound’ walks into eternity! THE news of the death of Dr Amar Bose of the Bose Sound Inc. in the US is indeed shocking as it indicates the end of a wizard who pioneered the technology on sound acoustics. An electrical engineer by qualification, who got his PHD in the MIT, Boston, in the US. Born to an Indian father Nani Gopal Bose, a freedom fighter in India, who fled from the British-ruled India in 1920 and settled in Philadelphia, US and got married an American school teacher, Amar Bose had interests in radios and elements concerned with sound/ music being a violinist himself. From his childhood radio repairing days he rose to be a world famous entrepreneur, was declared as the first Indian billionaire in the US. His sound acoustic technology has been accepted the world over—-to name one, the Sistine Chapel in Vatican has his sound system. Many sports stadiums boast of Bose’s sound sys-

INCREDIBLE: Dr. Bose, during his childhood, repaired radios and went on to become the first Indian billionaire in the United States. tem. He used to be very proud of his Indian roots through his father. Ratan Tata has lost a good friend in him. R.I.P., dear Amar Bose! — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai

Regional political parties trying to exploit big fish’s loss of credibility People vs Rulers - III R ECENT court pronouncements are virtually nullifying progressive measures such as reservations in promotions. The social contract envisaged in the Constitution is coming under stress. A decisive break from the policy of reforms and a move towards a new paradigm of people-centric development based on social solidarity will provide a conducive environment to relieve this stress. But it must be recognised that no struggle for transformation of our society and polity will be meaningful unless it adopts the annihilation of caste and caste injustice as a goal in itself. The situations of deep alienation and seething discontent have been exploited by the ruling classes to strengthen their armoury of black laws and anti-democratic measures to intimidate and suppress all democratic dissent which is an inevitable consequence of the economic, political and diplomatic policies pursued by the ruling classes. The space for democratic dissent is being circumscribed and narrowed. Police apparatus is

PERSPECTIVE S.P. Shukla being used to suppress the rising political challenge to the establishment. The people are being denied the only means of protest that they have against the injustices

of the prevailing economic, political and social order. The current political scene is marked by loss of credibility on the part of the ruling combine of political parties as well as the opposition. The regional political outfits are trying to exploit the situation to their advantage. Barring the parties of the Left, whose parliamentary strength has been reduced considerably, none of the regional parties have any alternative political vision. Therefore, even if they benefit because of the weakening of the main political combines and thus succeed in acquiring greater share of power after the upcoming General Elections, little can be expected from them. On the other hand, unstable and opportunist combinations may only strengthen the prospect of the main combines after disillusionment with such experiment. That would only give a further lease of life to the ruling classes. However, with the rising discontent among the popular classes, such dispensation cannot last

long. In the circumstances, there is a clear possibility that the ruling classes adopt more and more anti-democratic measures in the name of maintaining “law and order” and “stability” and prolong their hold on power. The other possibility is that the discontent of the popular classes is organised politically on the basis of a clear alternative vision and programme rooted in peoples’ concerns, through a radical, inclusive and broad democratic political formation. Indeed, this is the only ultimately viable political strategy. It is time that all parties, movements, groups and individuals who are in broad agreement with the forgoing analysis and are willing to adopt the political strategy get together to create such a political platform. The writer is IAS (Retd), former Finance Secretary, Government of India, and former Member, Planning Commission; Chairman and Managing Trustee, Centre for Policy Analysis  Concluded

Muzzling Modi


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‘Vajpayee is trustworthy’

Party puts Gadkari at the helm of the poll management committee

be assisted by a plethora of 20 committees in chalking the owing to the pressure party’s election campaign. The poll management wrought by senior BJP comprises leader L.K. Advani, the committee Rashtriya Swayamsevak amongst others Modi baiters Sangh (RSS) and the BJP have like leader of opposition in appointed former party pres- Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj. ident Nitin Gadkari as the The other committee memhead of its election manage- bers include: former president Venkaiah Naidu, leader ment committee. Both the RSS and the BJP of opposition in Rajya Sabha appear to have bowed to the Arun Jaitely and others. The pressure and decided to rein team has been entrusted with in Gujarat Chief Minister the task of preparing the Narendra Modi who has been party’s vision document for appointed as its 2014 Lok the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP parliamentary Sabha poll campaign committee chief. Modi will now board which met yesterday fi-


BJP agitation a political gimmick: says NCP said, “The BJP leader himself is under the scanner for asBy Suresh Golani saulting a NCP worker. To ccusing the police of cover his own misdeeds, he is playing a partial role misguiding his own leaders against his party, BJP leader to woe them in orchestrating Narendra Mehta has an- a political drama.” Tempers ran high during nounced to launch an agitation in the form of a ‘morcha’ by-polls to ward number 36 at the Mira Road police sta- held on July 7, when both the BJP and NCP had registered tion on July 24. Mehta has alleged that de- complaints and cross comspite lodging officials com- plaints against each other, plaints against local NCP but now the BJP wants to leaders who led a mob to churn out political benefits mount an assault on him from the issue said sources. “The Thane (rural) police during campaign in the recently held by-polls, the Mira are under political pressure Road police failed to register from the ruling party, due to an FIR against miscreants. which they are dragging their Terming the allegations as feet on the issue. Our rebaseless and a cheap stunt to peated pleas have gone to gain political mileage, NCP deaf ears, we will not tolerate leader, Bhagwati Sharma this,” said Mehta.


Mega block on WR By A Staff Reporter


n Sunday, Western Railway will conduct a five hour mega block between Santacruz and Goregaon stations from 10.35 a.m. to 3.35 p.m. on Up and Down local i.e. slow lines.

During the block period, all Up and Down slow line trains will run on through (i.e. fast) lines between Santacruz and Goregaon stations. All Up and Down 12-car slow trains will take double halt at Vile Parle on platform numbers 3 and 4.

nalised the formation of 11 of the 15 poll related campaign committees. Party sources disclosed that following Advani expressing his reservations about Modi being given a free hand in poll matters, the Sangh top brass met leaders from both the camps with former party president Nitin Gadkari playing the mediatory role. It was at the meeting between Advani and Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat that the truce deal was brokered to restrain Modi. Although, the Sangh has anointed Modi as BJPs campaign committee chief the decision has still not found acceptance within the BJP led NDA. Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray while praising the development of Gujarat evaded queries over Modi’s projection as the potential prime ministerial candidate. The bone of contention for the Sena has been the Modi camp bestowing their leader with the title of Hindurhiday Samrat, which the Sena feels belongs to late Sena chief Bal Thackeray. Another point of contention between the two is the close ties its arch rival MNS chief Raj Thackeray has with Modi.

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aries of the state to venture into the realms of the national capital. His father, the late Sena chief Bal Thackeray, stuck to his resolve and never left the state. Speaking at a business meet in Delhi, Uddhav argued that the Sena-BJP government of 1995-99 ensured a development of the state. Earlier in the day he met senior BJP leader L.K. Advani and BJP president Rajnath Singh. After meeting former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Uddhav remarked that Vajpayee was


rawing an analogy of the mask controversy in the BJP, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray yesterday in an attempt to duck questions on the prime ministerial candidate from the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) remarked “We have many faces in our ranks. Rajnath Singh and I are together. We will give you a trustworthy face and government”. For the first time in the history of the Sena, Uddhav crossed the bound-

the most trustworthy face that the NDA had. The Sena chief’s day-long high-powered visit to New Delhi yesterday, was aimed more at nurturing his desire to become the NDA convenor and sources state that the Sena has been sending out feelers to the BJP about it. According to BJP sources, the Sena president is keen on playing a larger role at the national level. Ever since the JD (U) severed ties with the BJP and Sharad Yadav quit the NDA, the post of convener has been vacant.

Anna Hazare somersaults Once again changes stance on BJP-Modi issue

By Suyash Padate


he social crusader Anna Hazare yesterday took a U-turn from his earlier stance and trained his guns on the BJP and the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi while raising doubts about Modi’s capacity to lead the nation. A couple of day ago the anti-corruption activist had

said that there was no evidence of Narendra Modi being communal. His statement virtually created a flutter across India especially in the social field. Against this backdrop, Anna preferred to clarify his stand about the BJP and Modi. Anna made it clear that he had never praised the Gujarat Chief Minister. “I didn't say that Modi is not commu-

nal. I said I cannot say whether he is or not. I have not come across any evidence suggesting that Modi is a communal leader. What I said was misinterpreted. I want to make it clear that the whole agenda of BJP is communal”, he pointed out. Putting a question mark on Modi’s candidature for the Prime Ministerial post, Anna said, “In the present

situation there is no credible PM candidate from any political party in our country. But why talk of Modi or Rahul Gandhi? The fact is, as long as the Prime Minister is affiliated to a political party, the country won’t get the right leadership.” Anna also clarified that he will not support the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Admi Party (AAP) as it is also a political outfit.

500 families of cops get eviction notice in Thane T

he Thane police commissionerate has issued notices to family members of more than 500 policemen to vacate their houses which have been declared dangerous and not fit for occupation. Those served the notice earlier this week are in a fix as the schools and colleges of children have already started for the year and shifting the places at this stage will invite several problems, according to some policemen who received the eviction notices. The quarters for policemen were constructed by

Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) in 1972-73, which house a total of 556 tenements. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which conducted the structural audit of the buildings, declared that these over 37year-old structures were dilapidated and not fit for occupation, reports PTI. Based on the report of the MMRDA earlier, Thane Police Chief K.P. Raghuvanshi wrote to the state chief secretary to allot flats to police-

men in the rental houses constructed for MHADA in Thane. Some of the families said if the government could provide shelter to slum Pic for representational purposes only

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dwellers residing in the unauthorised slums, then why can't it take a similar step for policemen, who are residing in regular quarters.

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Coming attraction

got a glimpse of exciting things to come at the South Africa India Film and YOU Television Awards (SAIFTA) curtain-raiser at Taj

Lands End. You heard that Celebrity Locker has joined hands with the Province of KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism of Durban to stage the awards in Durban on September 6. Spotted at the meet were John Abraham, Waheeda Rehman, Manoj Bajpai, Mukesh Bhatt, Sanjay Gupta and Suniel Shetty.


Elle’s angels

relentless rains did not dampen the mood of the stylish set as they THE trooped into Mini Infinity Cars showroom as Elle India and Mini celebrated the Elle Graduates, the freshest design talents of 2013. The cheer was on with cocktails, fabulous food and a flood of fashion with models meandering around along with the young genius designers. And looking happy indeed were Elle publisher Amrit Rai and Elle editor Aishwarya Subramanyam, both in their fashionable best.


Cover girl

sweetly and SMILING looking good was Alia Bhatt who

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unveiled the special July-August issue of Harper’s Bazaar with her on the cover. A chat with Ami Patel, creative director, Harper’s Bazaar, added to the action at Shiro. You learnt that the ‘Fabulous at Every Age’ issue features the vivacious, young rising star Alia Bhatt of ‘Student of the Year’ debut fame and now with a stellar lineup of upcoming films, the first of which is ‘Highway’ directed by Imitaz Ali.


Bohemian rhapsody

abounded at Sangeeta Wadhwani’s Coho Bohemia at TALENT Percept art gallery at Raghuvanshi mills. There was

music and theatre and more with passionate performances by Alyque Padamsee, Gary Richardson, Lesle Lewis, Ani Choying Drolma, Nabanita Chakraborty, Pooja Misrra and Vandana Vadehra among others. It was a nice way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon and early evening with hot chai and samosas keeping you going during the break.


Festival fever

beer was guzzled and many burgers were relished at Woodside All Day Bar & Eatery in MUCH Oshiwara, Andheri. It was the Woodside Beer & Burger Festival,

also on at Woodside Inn in Colaba, till July 31. Spotted at the Andheri restaurant were Sania Mirza, Shruti Seth, Danish Aslam and Shahana Goswami. The buzz was on with guests thoroughly enjoying the wide variety of beers and burgers from 12 different countries, including India.







 In the fourth installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and a new team race against time to track down Hendricks, a dangerous terrorist who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe damage to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai, and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster. HBO, 9 p.m.


 In tonight’s episode Arjun Rampal and Irrfan Khan will be seen promoting their upcoming movie - D-Day on the sets of Comedy Nights with Kapil with the whacko Sharma family. The two have fun interacting with the fans, while Arjun revisited his Rock-On days by donning a guitar and a cap, Irrfan could not resist Kapil’s jokes. Colors, 10 p.m.

 In tonight’s episode the story revolves around a Super Villain who is a ugly looking magician called Trikon. Further in the episode two most talented scientists get kidnapped from a scientific research conference. ACP Diler knows that Trikon is behind all the wicked plans. Will the Super cops be able to stop this evil man? How will the Shapath team deal with such an incredible super power? Li fe Ok , 9 p.m .

 WILDEST ARCTIC explores four extraordinary areas of the arctic giving a unique insight into what life is like for animals trying to survive in these incredible habitats. An imal Planet, 7 p .m.


 In MEAT EATER, Steven lives the hunter-gatherer lifestyle by procuring his own meat from the wild using both modern and ancient techniques. He will deconstruct and master any hunting technique; track and pursue any prey and eat just about anything that walks or crawls. Whether tracking black-tail deer in the remote Alaskan wilderness, or rooting out Javelina in Texas, Rinella will defer to his back-country roots, challenging himself at every corner while providing nail-biting adventure along the way. Discover y, 11 p.m.


 Don’t miss the date on FOOD DETECTIVES where science and food meets to get answers to all the burning food conundrums, from

Comedy Nights With Kapil, Colors, 10 p.m.

whether eating garlic makes one smell like one to whether double dipping is really unsanitary. Watch all the biggest food myths being busted on FOOD DETECTIVES. Discovery Science, 8 p.m.


 Monroe realizes the rebels are winning the war and decides they must eliminate Miles. They launch a drone attack against the rebel camp but most and Miles believes they have a mole in their midst. Charlie is trapped in the rubble leaving Miles and Nora to rescue her while Neville rescues his son. The tide turns and the entire Georgia Federation is threatened. There’s an attempt on Monroe’s life and Jeremy Baker pays the price. Meanwhile, Aaron tries to use the device Rachel took out of her son Danny to heal her badly broken leg. They are taken prisoner by people who want them to save their son but Aaron and Rachel reach a crossroads. In a flashback to 7 years after the blackout, Rachel joins Miles in his military camp intent on turning the lights back on. Miles wants brother but Rachel refuses to reveal location. Star World, 9 p.m.

 Elisabeth Shue is Linda Foster, a scientist who is working on a serum to make people invisible. When another scientist tries the serum and becomes invisible his colleagues figure another way to bring him back to the normal world. Starring Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin. Star Movies, 10.45 p.m .



 Three young men arrive at a famous private school in India, Gurukul. A stern headmaster named Narayan Shankar, played by Amitabh Bachchan, heads Gurukul. The headmaster has instituted a strict anti-romance policy. Students are there to learn, he says, not to party and flirt. Students who become romantically involved are expelled. Sameer (Jugal Hansraj), Vikram (Uday Chopra), Karan (Jimmy Shergill) are the three men who are encouraged by Raj Aryan played by Shahrukh Khan to follow their hearts and break the rules of the school. As the story unravels, the three boys fall in love and the relationship between the headmaster and the music teacher begins to become strained. Max, 9 p.m.


 After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer. But as this develops, a new narcotic known as “Nuke” invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Kane. As


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 Indian-based traditional family of Pundit Darbar (Vikram Gokhale) gets a visit from Sameer Rafilini (Salman Khan), from Italy, who has come as a pupil to learn music and singing. Darbar and his family accept him. Sameer meets Nandini (Aishwarya Rai), Darbar’s daughter, and both fall in love. But Darbar wants Nandini to wed Vanraj (Ajay Devgan), and has Sameer swear that he will leave India, and not marry Nandini, as his gurudakshina (fee), to which Sameer agrees. Nandini is heart-broken, but does reluctantly marry Vanraj. When Vanraj finds out that Nandini is in love with Sameer, he takes her to Italy, so that both can be together again. Nandini must now come to terms with living with Sameer in Italy, or alienating her family and her new groom. Filmy, 9 p.m.

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 In tonight’s episode, the Top 10 singing idols will croon songs of different ‘Ras’ like Hasya ras, Pag ghoongru, Prem ras, Bhakti ras. The beautiful Shreya Ghoshal will display her acting skills much to the appreciation of the contestants and audience. Karan Wahi will be at his comic best as he cracks jokes and gives Shreya the scare of her life. Sony T V, 8.30 p.m.


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this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP’s path uses Kane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God. Pix, 9 p.m.


 Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. It is also the story of a dedicated and honest policeman, Richie Roberts, who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story. Zee Studio, 9 p.m .

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P.M. 12.00 Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya: Kajol 2.00 Shapath 5.30 Devo Ki Dev Mahadev 7.00 Police Dial 100 8.00 Kahani Mahadev Ki 9.00 Shapath 10.00 Savadhaan India 11.00 Police Dial 100 P.M. 12.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 11.00

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Jeanie Aur Juju Taarak Chidiya Ghar Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir FIR Chintu Bun Gaya Gentleman Taarak Mehta Ka OOltah.. Chintu Bun Gaya Gentleman 8.30 Gutur Goon 2

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Saturday Special Who Hue Na Hamare Yeh Dil Ke Rishtey Meri Baat Special Agriculture Prog Music Pet Care Rajdhani Samachar Film Songs Swas The Bharat News Samachar Yeh Zindagi Hai Gulshan Ek Kiran Roshni Ki

Tu Tithe Mee Radha Hi Bawri Unch Maza Zoka Mala Saasu Havi Tuze Maze Jamena Ekapeksha Ek Apsara Aali Season II


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River Monsters Animal Planet’s A to Z Wild Connections TV with Teeth Wildest Africa

Nautanki Ke Super Over Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala Jhalak Dikhlajaa Comedy Nights with Kapil Shaitan – A Criminal Mind


P.M. 12.00 Desh Ke Dushman: Raj Kumar 3.00 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga 5.30 Teesri Ankh: Dharmendra 8.30 Indra-The Tiger: Chiranjeevi

Shapath, Life Ok, 9 p.m. 9.00 Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir 10.00 Waah Waah Kya Baat Hai P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30


Tu Tithe Mee Tuze Maze Jamena Mala Sasu Havi Radha Hi Bawri Pakke Shejari Tu tithe Mee Mala Sasu Havi Tuze Maze Jamena Home Minister

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9.00 American Gangster


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House Hazards Swamp Brothers How Stuff Works What Happened Next Destroyed In Seconds Man vs Wild

Iron Man 2 The Spy Next Door Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa The Karate Kid Robocop 2 Slumdog Millinaire



P.M. 2.30 Vishwatma: Sunny Deol 5.40 The Real Tiger: Mahesh Babu


P.M. 2.00 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya: Fardeen Khan 5.30 Naina: Shashi Kapoor 9.00 Abhimaan: Amitabh Jaya Bachchan

P.M. 2.00 AAmdani Attanni Kharcha

P.M. 12.00 Pahredaar: Ajit, Malavika




7.05 Pussing Boots 9:00 The Hangover Part II 11.05 Speed Racer


The Karate Kid Shrek

Shrek 2 Shrek The Third Shrek Forever After Slumdog Millionaire Men In Black 3 Good Luck Chuck


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Sleepless In Seattle American Gangster Wolf The Book of Eli Snake Eyes


A.M. 9.10 Vaah Life Ho Ton Aisi: Amrita Rao P.M. 12.00 Bol Bachchan: Abhishek 3.25 Jungbaaz: Sundar 5.45 Billu: Rajpal Y 9.00 Makkhi: K Sunddepa


A.M. 7.00 Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai: H

9.30 GANDHI THE MAHATMA: Starring Rajesh Jais, Mukul Nag, Anu Kamal, Smiti Geetanjali

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1001 Nights Transformers Prime Wild Kratts Amazing Spiez 1001 Nights Sally Bollywood Adventures of Tintin


Samachar News Samachar Mehnat Rang Layegi Prime Meridian News Rajyon Se Samachar News Headline Roving Report Ehsaas

Ek Kiran Roshni Ki, DDI, 9 p.m. 7.05 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.00 11.00 11.05 11.30

Khel Samachar Market This Week News Ek Mulaqat Badi Charcha Mukhya Samachar Khel Samachar Market This Week

9.00 Transformers Prime 10.30 Wild Kratts 11.00 1001 Nights


P.M. 2.00 Monsters Inside Me 3.00 When We Left The Earth 4.00 Triggers: Weapons That Changed The World 5.00 Frontline Battle Machines With Mike Brewer 6.00 Weapon Masters 7.00 Some Assembly Required

8.00 A Wednesday: Naseeruddin Shah


Rupaiya: Johnny Lever 5.30 Kaho Naa..Pyaar Hai: Hrithik Roshan 9.00 Mohabbatein: Shahrukh Khan

P.M. 12.00 Om Shanti Om: Arjun R 3.25 Ajnabee: Akshay Kumar 6.25 Gharwali Baharwali: Anil Kapoor 9.00 Dangerous Khiladi: Allu Arjun

A.M. 8.50 11.20 P.M. 1.00 2.45 4.30 6.35 9.00 11.10

Wildlife Ultimate Warfare Man Vs Wild How to Grow A Planet Man Woman Wild Meat Eater

Eat Pray Love, Star World, 10 p.m.

Wildest River Monsters Animal Planet A To Z. TV with Teeth: Underwater Okavango


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American Gangster, Zee Studio, 9 p.m.

3.00 Hey Ram: Kala Hassan 6.00 Vishwanath: Shatrughan Sinha 9.00 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam: Salman Khan


P.M. 12.00 Humshakaal: Rajesh Khanna 4.00 Tequila Nights: Adil Hussain Roshan 10.30 Golmaal-Fun Unlimited: Ajay Devgan P.M. 5.30 Munnabhai MBBS: Sanjay Dutt 9.00 Jab Tak Hai Jaan: Shahrukh Khan

P.M. 12.00 Gammat Jammat: Sachin 3.00 Sasu Numbar Javai Dus Numbari 6.00 Zapatlela: Mahesh Kothare 9.00 Jawai Mazha Bhala: Vikram Gokhale P.M. 2.00 3.30 4.30 6.00 7.30 9.00


Chintu Bean Tu Special Chhota Bheem Bachao Bachao Special Kallu Kallan Kaalia Special Chintu Bean Tu Special Chhota Bheem Marathon


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Biwi Aur Makan: Biswajeet

Abhimanyu: Anil Kapoor Prem Aggan: Fardeen Khan Pardes: Rehman, Madhubala


A.M. 9.00 Jo Bole So Nihal: Sunny P.M. 12.00 Pataal Bhairavi: Jeetendra, Jaya P 3.00 Dill Maange More: Shahid Kapoor 6.00 Raj Tilak: Raj Kumar 9.00 Gair: Ajay Devgan A.M. 8.00 P.M. 12.00 4.00 9.00


Maha Guru: Rajnikanth

Beti No 1: Govinda Flood: Robert Carlylt Kismat Konnection: Shahid Kapur

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Spiderman Tech Ancient Aliens Superhuman Bamazon Miracle on Everest Mankind Black Ops

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Breakout Most Amazing Moments Lion Ranger Nat Geo Investigates Secrets Of The Taj Mahal Breakout Taboo



P.M. 1.00 Champions Ka Champion 1.30 T20 Dhamaka 2.00 Aus Tour of England 2013 h/ls 2n Test Day 3.30 Aus Tour of England 2013 1st Test Day 4 live 10.30 Cricket Extra


P.M. 1.00 Winning and Losing – Gary Player’s 40 Open C’ships 1994

3.30 Krishna in Makhan Chor 4.30 Krish Tirsh Baltiboy 1 7.00 Roll No 21 The Quest ofr Swarnamani 8.30 Tom and Jerry Show 9.30 Barbie in a Pink Shoe 11.00 Tom and Jerry Show


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Doraemon Phineas And Ferb Doraemon Shake It Up Doraemon


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10.00 Scooby Doo and the Monster of Mexico



A.M. 5.45 Tarzan: The Wonder Car: Ajay Devgan 9.00 Phir Hera Pheri: Akshay Kumar

7.30 Mean Machines Translantic Challenge 8.00 Food Detectives 8.30 Everything You Need To Know About 9.00 Large Dangerous Rocket Ships 10.00 Snipers 11.00 Monsters Inside Me

Good Luck Chuck, Pix, 11.10 p.m.


P.M. 12.00 Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy: Sachin Khedekar 3.00 Kutumb: Jitendra Joshi 6.00 Rajya Marathi Chitrapat Mahotsav 2013 9.00 Aaitya Gharat Gharoba: Sachin, Supriya


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Hanuman Returns Roll No 21 Oggy and The Cockroaches Dragon : Riders of the Berk Gumball Ki Atrangi Duniya Krishna in Kansa Vadh Tom and Jerry The Magic Ring Krish Trish Baltiboy Beywheels

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Doraemon Art Attack Doraemon Best of Luck Nikki 3 Shake It Up

Doraemon Jet Set Shake It Up Best of Luck Nikki Art Attack Phineas and Ferb Doraemon Art Attack Suite of Karan and Kabir Shake It Up Best of Luck Nikki

Wind In Its Sails

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Ship Of Theseus

At: PVR and other cinemas Directed by Anand Gandhi Cast: Aida Elkashef, Neeraj Kabi, Sohum Shah and others Rating: 

cal appreciation that is accorded to them — sometimes undeserved, with words like ‘masterpiece’ bandied about casually. However, for a filmmaker to go


NAND GANDHI’S film Ship of Theseus is an act of courage at a time when most filmmakers are just trying to make movies that fit into current popular trends. Perhaps some hope that success will allow them to make their own kind of films when they can, but that seldom happens once they enter the Bollywood quicksand. Even ‘offbeat’ films have to conform to some preset templates or lose even the criti-


At: Cinemax and other cinemas Directed by Nikhil Advani Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan, Arun Rampal, Huma Qureshi, Aakash Dahiya, Shriswara and others Rating: 

FILM REVIEW Deepa Gahlot

with his idea and vision to make a film with uncompromising integrity without worrying about financial implications is what makes this one special. That Bollywood power centre appreciated and picked up the film for release is a happy off shoot of the director’s self-confidence. There was every chance that the film would remain confined to the festival circuit, winning awards or accolades but languishing in the cans afterwards. Now audiences, at least in cities, will see the film if only to figure out why Kiran Rao is supporting it; chances are they might be moved by it, and tell their friends. Sleeper hits are made by word of mouth and perhaps genuinely positive reviews. The title of the film is from a philosophical paradox that asks if a ship has all its parts replaced, does it remain the same ship. Gandhi tells the story of three people who are affected in different ways when they receive an organ donation. A blind photographer (Aida Elkashef), a Jain monk (Neeraj Kabi) and a stock brother Navin (Sohum Shah, also the producer) go through lifealtering experiences, as the audience is drawn completely into their dilemmas. The stories connect in a natural and somehow ennobling way, leaving the viewer emotionally stirred. Written with feeling, directed with skill and beautifully shot, the film benefits enormously by having unknown faces in the cast. It allows the viewer to forget it’s fiction and believe in the characters. If the audience also supports the film the way the producers and distributors have, then Gandhi’s work will be validated. But even without prosaic notions of box-office success, Ship Of Theseus is a hit.

Mission Impossible

HANSEL AND GRETEL — WITCH HUNTERS Rs. 599/Cast: Gemma Aterton, Jeremy Renner, Famke Janssen Written & Directed By: Tommy Wirkola


HE film is another attempt by studios to bring in classic fairytales, twist them a little and make them into action flicks with Snow White… and Red Riding Hood being recent attempts. In a similar vein is the familiar German Brothers Grimm fairytale Hansel & Gretel. With a clever plot, the film is loosely based on the children’s story, but this time there are no kids. They are instead replaced by siblings who are into adulthood and have a successful career in witch hunting, thereby making this version suitable for viewers over 15 years of age. The story kicks off like the age old tale – a brother and sister are abandoned by their father in the woods, find a house made of candy and enter only to be captured and put in a cage by a witch who tries to fatten them up. The duo fights their way out and ultimately ends up throwing the witch into an oven. Years later, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Aterton) who play the adult version of the story, try to trace their parents’ past and stumble on a heady dose of witches and magic. Several children have disappeared from the village and the mayor is helpless. The citizens are eager to

execute supposed witches for the crime and Hansel and Gretel arrive just in time to save a good witch from being burnt alive by the Sheriff and the people. The Mayor then takes charge and controls the crowd. He appoints Hansel and Gretel to destroy the witches, particularly Muriel (Famke Janssen) and bring back the children. The task however, is not an easy one; the witch hunters take on the help of the good witch who has just enough magic to give the heroes a fighting chance. This action-thriller has loads of blood, decapitations, stabbings, shootings with guns and arrows, explosions and magic in almost every chapter of this 80 minute spectacle and the amazing 5. 1 surround sound only adds to the fun. — Verus Ferreira



 Hansel and Gretel is a a) German fairytale b) Belgium fairytale c) American fairytale

 Who do the citizens want to burn alive? a) Evil witch

b) Good witch c) Bad Witch

 What is the house Hansel and Gretel enter, made of? a) Candy b) Bread c) Chocolate

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-Day is a wish-fulfilment fantasy for Indians. At many a party or coffee table discussion, the point about India not being able to send a team of covert operatives to deal with the ‘D Company’ problem comes up, particularly after the US got to the world’s most dreaded terrorist hiding out in Pakistan. While so many filmmakers are busy glorifying gangsters, Nikhil Advani’s D-Day is about a small group of dedicated RAW agents, who put their lives at stake to nab Iqbal (Rishi Kapoor), a fictional don (obviously based on a real-life criminal mastermind) orchestrated ‘unofficially’ by their Chief, Ashwini (Nasser). Hollywood does this sort of thing very well, peppering their films with great action, and unencumbered by the need for romance, music or heightened drama. The premise of D-Day is fabulous, and if Advani could trim the fat, it would have been a great entertainer. Even with its maze-like plotting and needless digressions, it is a fairly absorbing film, with a final burst of jingo-ism. Wali Khan (Irrfan) lives with his wife (Shriswara) and son in Karachi, an undercover agent for nine years, hoping for one lead that will make his existence worthwhile. When he


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gets news of the wedding of Iqbal’s son at a Karachi hotel, he kicks into motion the plan to catch the don and take him to India. Joining the team are other covert operatives, Rudra (Arjun Rampal), Zoya (Huma Qureshi) and Aslam (Akash Dahiya). Their attempt fails; the Indian government professes ignorance of the plan and leaves the four to fend


for themselves. A brisk, fast-paced, no-nonsense film might have worked better, but Advani meanders off into Rudra’s passion for a prostitute (Shruti Hassan), Wali’s concern for his family and Huma’s marriage breaking down. On the plus side, the four are not robots, the emotional conflicts in their lives are part of their personal-

ities, making their thankless sacrifice even more poignant. The complicated political ramifications of the operation slow down the pace. That the RAW team actually wants to bring Iqbal to India to face trial, might seem a bit too idealistic (or faintly ridiculous), knowing our legal system, which their prey is only too familiar with and talks about with contempt. Rishi Kapoor plays the character with flamboyance, his speech peppered with Marathi, and brings such menace into his bearing, that he dwarfs everyone else in the frame. Irrfan has the tougher part,


since his Wali Khan has the most to lose, Arjun Rampal gets to play the stone-faced fauji, and Huma Qureshi the femme fatale, and they do well. The look of the film is dark and realistic, the action gritty, even if there are some curious slips like Iqbal’s nephew being allowed to attack the prostitute for sheltering Rudra, with Pakistan’s army general standing around, and an absence of any police action, or tracing of cell phones, even though a hotel is blown up and innocents killed. Still, it has enough merit to warrant a visit to the cinemas.



Force to protect property only as much as necessary

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EXPERT SPEAK Gajanan Khergamker

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

WHETHER DEVPT AGREEMENT NEEDS REGISTRATION BY LAW A DEVELOPMENT Agreement is essentially creating a charge and interest of the developer in the immoveable property of the owner. As per section 17(1) of the Registration Act, 1908, compulsory registration is provided of instruments/documents “which purport or operate to create, declare, assign, limit or extinguish, whether in present or in future, any rights, title or interest, whether vested or contingent, of the value of the one hundred rupees and upwards, to or in immovable property,” A development Agreement would surely be covered within the ambit and domain of this statutory provision, However, as a general practice Development Agreements are normally not registered. In these types of agreements, generally the developers tend to have an upper-hand in the whole scenario because of the fact that he feels contents and confident with the actual physical possession of the land and actual control over the building being constructed thereupon. Besides, legal and moral money remain an integral part of the whole deal. Developer is most interested in concealing the real and actual consideration of the venture and is anxious to develop the land within a short period, make a quick buck and quit from the scene, leaving the owner of the land and the purchasers of the flats to sort-out between themselves all legal disputes which might crop up in due course of time. But, such a scenario works out in favour of developer, only if the builder does not raise a dispute regarding the sharing of the built-up structure as per the Development Agreement. Serious problems can arise if an unregistered Development Agreement becomes subjectmatter of a motion in court and the court finds it difficult to even admit the agreement in evidence for want of compulsory registration. Likewise, there can arise difficulties relating to common area and amenities to be shared by the occupants of the building inter se, when they find that the core-document, they trust upon, in not admissible in evidence. For settling disputes over those issues, it may at times become essential to refer to the Development Agreement and the legal procedures many wholly prohibit the same. Therefore, it is highly recommended that the Development Agreement be duly registered for the satisfaction of all the parties concerned and in the interest of justice, reasonableness and fair-play. In M Mookerjee v. District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum Consumer Forum impounded the initial agreement itself, between the promoter and the purchaser of the flat/consumer, on the ground that it was not properly stamped. The agreement was not registered tough it was compulsorily register-able under section 17 sub-section (1A) of the Registration Act. However, the Consumer Forum enforced the agreement and granted the relief sought i.e., directing the promoter to execute a conveyance of the flat, since practically for all reasonable purposes, possession of the property has already been delivered to the consumer pursuant to the impounded agreement for the sale intending to convey title to the property. Queries may be mailed to

I understand that one can use force to protect one’s own property. However, nowhere is it mentioned about the quantum of force that can be used to protect possession/property. Also, how does one judge the conduct of the person who used the force? — Malkan Desai By law, there is nothing fixed by statute to ascertain the quantum of force that can be used. But, as precedent bears testimony, the force could be to the extent of causing the death of the aggressor. Nevertheless, the issue of force to be used is settled by law that the force used should not be more than what “is necessary”. Also, whether the force used is in excess or not is a question of fact that will be determined by the facts and circumstances of each individual case. There cannot be a generalised solution to the issue of force. Allowances are made by law for the person’s feelings at that point of time which may be incidental to the force needed to protect the property from the aggressor. The law will take into consideration if he is faced with a real apprehension that the aggressor might cause death or grievous hurt or his property is faced with an element of danger. Such apprehensions inevitably create in his mind a sense of excitement and confusion. It is understood that at the opportune moment, the one thought that would be foremost in his mind would be to ward off the imminent danger and save himself or his property. He would be most keen on doing anything possible in exercise of his right. Therefore, while dealing with the issue of whether more force is used than was necessary or justified by the prevailing circumstances, it would be inappropriate to adopt tests of detached objectivity that’s natural in a court room. For instance, when the issue is examined long after the incident has occurred. In a few judicial decisions, it has been observed the means a threatened person adopts or the force he used “should not be weighed in golden scales”. Also, whether the force used was more than necessary would be determined on the facts and circumstances of each and every individual case.

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Allowances are made by law for the person’s feelings at that point of time which may be incidental to the force needed to protect the property from the aggressor.

Society Act, on the death of a member, the society can transfer the interest to a nominee or an heir or a legal representative. In a recent High Court ruling, it was held that such a nominee does not become the only owner. The nominee represents the legal heirs of the deceased member while dealing with the cooperative society and is only empowered to act on behalf of the real owners. This, however, is a temporary arrangement between the death of the member and till the court decides the legal heir who is entitled to the property or estate. A member of a society can make a nomination which can be revoked at any One lady bought a flat along with her son time; on the death of a member, the sociand applied for membership of the ety transfers the shares to the nominee or Society in joint names. The nomination the heir or the legal representative; in form submitted to the Society shows her case no nominee is mentioned, the socison's name as the Nominee also. Can a ety puts out a public notice inviting Co-owner (second name in the share cer- claims; the nominee is in charge of the tificate) be a nominee also? In the event of property only till the court decides who death of the first owner, what is to be done is entitled to the property as per succesby the co-owner (son), to become the next sion laws. single owner (100 per cent owner)? The lady has other children also. — Thomas Abraham

‘Property’ as it appears in Section 405 of the Indian Penal Code cannot be confined to tangible movable property and is wide enough to include a debt. Since a ‘debt’ is included within the expression ‘property’ as occurring in Section 405 IPC, that deals with the offence of criminal breach of trust, it would be difficult to accept the contention that though this kind of property is included in Section 405, no criminal breach of trust in respect thereof could at all take place. Here and elsewhere, the word ‘property’ is used in a much wider sense than the otherwise limited ‘movable property’. There is no reason to restrict the meaning of the word property to ‘movable property’ only when it is used without any qualification in Section 405 or in other sections of the IPC. Whether the offence, defined in a particular section of the IPC, may be committed in respect of any particular kind of property will not depend on the interpretation of the word ‘property’ but on whether that particular kind of property can be subject to the acts covered by that section. In this sense the word ‘property’ in a particular section covers only that Yes, a co-owner/joint owner can be a type of property with respect to which nominee too. As for your second query, What is the exact meaning of ‘Property’ the offence, contemplated in that secunder the Maharashtra Cooperative and does it include a debt? tion, can be committed.



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

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FIGURE OUT Each square contains part of a complete picture that is to be copied into its matching numbered square in the diagram. Start with square A1, drawing it into the diagram where row A and column 1 intersect. Continue with A2, A3 etc.












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ACROSS: 1 Cactus, 2 Asia, 6 Umbrella, 8 Leaf, 9 Basket, 12 Opener, 13 Pan, 14 Ball, 15 Eagle. DOWN: 1 Cage, 3 Mango, 4 Gloves, 5 Wallet, 7 Rose, 10 Sandals, 11 Tablets.


Can you find the words connected in one way or the other with the theme indicated by the title in today’s Word Search? The words may be read horizontally, vertically or diagonally either forwards or backwards, but always in straight lines. Use a ruler to cross them through as you find them. R













































































































































WORDLIST: Abrade, Beam, Blind, Bright, Buff, Burnish, Clean, Glassy,

Glaze, Gleam, Glitter, Gloss, Glow, Grind, Luster, Polish, Pumice, Radiate, Rubdown, Scour, Scrub, Sheen, Shimmer, Shine, Slick, Smooth, Sparkle, Unmarred



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ACROSS: 1 Multi-Function Display (3) 4 Nut for drinks (4) 8 Buyer's proof: Abbr. (4) 12 Lobbying group (3) 15 Average grade (3) 16 Rainbow goddess (4) 17 Alpine primrose (8) 19 Reaction facilitator (8) 21 What you say when you are not impressed ! (1,3,4) 22 Belief system (5) 23 Union territory neighbouring Tamil Nadu (11) 25 Back up (3) 26 Colombo, ___ Lanka (3) 27 Matched pair (3) 28 Little devil (3) 29 Rye, maize, or rice (6) 32 Eastern newt (3) 34 Cardiff's land (5) 36 San Juan is its capital (6,4) 39 Manage with limited resources ? (4,2) 40 Ornamental container (3) 41 Hide worker (6) 42 One day cricket match, abbr. (3) 43 Drunks (4) 45 Household appliance, for short (3) 46 Horned (3) 48 In brief, sergeants and corporals (4) 52 Mighty Joe Young, e.g. (3) 54 Breakfast fare (6) 57 Alphabetic trio (3) 58 Wax matches (6) 61 Given to unnecessary interference (10) 63 Enlightened Buddhist (5) 64 Velocity, abbr. (3) 65 Photo-electric cell (6) 66 Actress Peebles (3) 67 Record maker: abbr. (3) 69 Barnyard sound (3) 72 National Academy of Sciences, briefly (3) 73 Dehradun is the capital of this state (11) 76 Director Kurosawa (5) 79 Tasteful workmanship (8) 80 Digressions (8) 82 Refrain from drink (8) 83 Duelist's weapon (4)


84 Earth prefix (3) 85 Former Egypt-Syria alliance: abbr. (3) 86 Eelworm (4) 87 Polaris, for one (4) 88 Clancy title (3)

DOWN: 1 1300 in Roman numerals (4) 2 Expect with alarm (4) 3 Discouragement (9) 4 Unit of power, Kw in short ? (8) 5 Rossini's Count ____ (3) 6 Needs speech therapy (5) 7 John Jacob or Mary (5) 8 South African assembly (4) 9 Picasso, beginning in 1907 (6) 10 Comparison shopper's concern (5) 11 Stingy person (8) 12 Childish (7) 13 Seized with sudden apprehension (7) 14 Style of music (7) 18 B-F connection (3) 20 Doe _ __ .... (5) 24 Sister's daughter (5) 29 Computer brains: abbr. (4) 30 Continental exchange (4) 31 Portions of bread (6)



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55 56 58 59 60 62 64

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Coerced or drove or propelled (6) Comparable (4) Genetic letters (3) Cashflow factor (6) Edible mushrooms (6) Hard drive interface (4) ___ hat, behind the times (3) Channel events (9) Odour: prefix (4) "Pun" or "fun" ending (4) Author of The Man from Snowy River (8) Thin toast (5) He is between twelve and twenty (8) The former New Hebrides (7) Asmera is its capital (7) Break into pieces (7) Boa (5) Ex-India opening batsman Rathore (6) Dull finish (5) Chips in at stud (5) Make suitable (5) British islet (3) Tree toad (4) Map abbreviations (4) Unto us __ __ is given (1,3) National Endowment for the Arts: abbr. (3)


OMKAR PATIL, Shailendra Sadan, Opp. Dahisar Post Office, S.V. Road, Dahisar (E), Mumbai-400 068. Note: Please collect your letter from Afternoon Office.

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


LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION: "They spell it Vinci and pronounce it Vinchy; foreigners always spell better than they pronounce."







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



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MOON : Moon in Scorpio till 2.38 p.m. / Mercury direct TITHI : 12th Ashadh Shuklapaksha NAKSHATRA : Jyesht RASHI : Vrischika (Scorpio) N.Y. LUCKY COLOUR : Light Green LUCKY NUMBER : 3

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: Uncertainties prevailing at work will be cleared. You will gain substantially in deals concluded this year. Love life will take an upward swing. Children will be a source of anxiety. Students will have to get down seriously to revising for their exams. They need to work harder if they wish to make the grade. Success in sports competitions is assured

BABIES BORN TODAY: Will be sturdy, attractive, tall, well built, healthy and longlived. Steady penetrating gaze and soft curly hair. Intelligent determined, honest forthright. There will be success in life after age 30.






ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Several favorable opportunities for investment on a short-term basis will materialize. Those keen on going in for higher studies or research will get all the help and support that they need. Social activities and outings prove to be exciting. Difference in love will be resolved and lead to further strengthening of ties. You will enjoy domestic felicity.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): You will get encouraging information about work or career today. You may receive news of your appointment to some important office, which could take you to an important position. There will be several new proposals for work. The time is good you can afford to be choosy. With everyone vying for your attention you have every reason to be pleased but your mate or beloved may feel insecure.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You are on a threshold of a vital breakthrough which will make way for tremendous growth. Concentrate and move ahead. These are rare moments. Good news you are waiting for is conveyed by evening. You can look forward to substantial monetary gains coming your way. Be warmer in your love and affection to achieve a better rapport with your beloved. You will be very happy because you have discharged a great responsibility towards your family or someone you love.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You are trying hard to be something that you are not. Those who know you well know that this is a behavior that is completely against the grain of your character. You will still be able to get what you want without having to compromise any more. Just be a bit more patient for the time to be right. In relationships you have made mistakes which are not like you. You are lovable and will be forgiven if you are genuine in your approach.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Things may not move, as you want them to. Be resolute and concentrate on working out an alternate strategy for the future. The future is not as depressing as you imagine it to be. There is a silver lining so wait for the appropriate time when things begin to happen. Those in love have a strong bond and will share intimate moments of togetherness.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): You can look forward to gains from unexpected sources. A work proposal that was withdrawn will be revived. The successful completion of this assignment will get you series of fresh contracts. An opportunity to spend a relaxed evening in the company of an old friend will prove rejuvenating. Try not to spoil things by discussing work.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Travel is very strongly indicated for you today. Besides your regular work, which is under control, you can look forward to an assignment that is exciting and something different. At home matters come to a head again but this time you will have the right solution. Make sure that in proving that you are right you don’t hurt the feels and sensibilities of your mate or sweetheart

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Travel plans run into some delays. You could be running late for an important meeting and this could upset your schedule. You may have a lot coming at you today but you have it in you to deal with any emergency and come out unscathed. Keep a check on your temper. You cannot wish away mistakes you have made. You are a lovable person it would be difficult to ignore you and stay angry for long. You will be able make up for lost time with your beloved.

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): Your work will gradually begin to pick up with increase in your regular income. There will be temptations to start something new that apparently promises immediate gains. However this is not the right time to make investments or seek change in your job or work. Home and family life will be happy and relaxed.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You will be toying with new ideas to incorporate into your work. Go slow with new process and without disturbing your regular schedule. Do not push yourself too much if things do not go your way today. People who are normally quite efficient will also get on your nerves. Your being aloof or withdrawn will not solve personal problems. You need to be forthright and let the other person know what upsets you

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): This is the time to play safe and avoid quick profit schemes. You achieve faster growth by team work and through your contacts. If you have wronged anyone be candid and express your regret. You may be drawn to someone who may not reciprocate your feelings. So, you must control yourself in order to avoid being hurt.

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ACROSS: 1 South Indian state (6) 5 Confer knighthood on (3) 8 Jamaican citrus fruit (4) 9 Manhattan or London area (4) 10 Theater district (6) 11 Stockade (9) 13 When I was _ __ : in my childhood? (1,3) 15 Indian Police Service, acronym (3) 16 Monetary unit of Oman (5) 17 Orbital point (5) 20 1051 in Roman numerals (3) 22 Dracula portrayer Christopher ___ (3) 23 ___ Marshal Sam Manekshaw (5) 24 Bunkum (5) 26 Family (3) 27 Dispatched (4) 28 Not honest or trustworthy (9) 31 An edible mollusc (6) 32 ___ off : reprimand? (4) 33 A support (4) 34 A hoofed animal; a donkey (3) 35 Almost or approximately? (6) DOWN: 1 Village in E Egypt (6) 2 Legible (8) 3 Harp-like musical instrument (4) 4 Afflict with great anguish (7) 5 Instrument faces (5) 6 Bombay Suburban Electric Supply, in short? (4) 7 ___ Chaplin : the famous comedian? (7) 12 Cert. Pub. Acct. (3) 14 Irish parliament (4) 18 In addition (4) 19 Academic session (8)

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


Difficulty Level 


Today’s clue: S equals D

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

20 Citizen soldiery (7) 21 Rainy season (7) 24 Hurry (3) 25 Strongly built (6)

26 Strikes sharply (5) 29 Chinese restaurant fare: ___ noodles (4) 30 A class or group (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Rann, 4 Caucus, 8 Far, 10 Acts, 13 Rockfall, 14 Plowman, 15 Mclean, 17 Dubrovnik, 21 Dom, 22 IOC, 23 Tut, 26 Kshatriya, 27 Alalia, 28 Leveret, 32 Cicisbeo, 34 Dish, 35 Mix, 36 Naught, 37 Face. DOWN: 1 Reap, 2 NATO, 3 Para, 5 Ackack, 6 Cpa, 7 Solong, 9 Ron, 11 Cloud, 12 Swarm, 15 Mica, 16 Equi, 18 Bola, 19 Visa, 20 Noh, 23 Treed, 24 Types, 25 Falcon, 26 Kitsch, 28 Lem, 29 Eoin, 30 Rita, 31 Thee, 33 Cru.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1724 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














YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: In a mad world only the mad are sane

Afternoon WORD MINE









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: align, angst, gain, gait, giant, gilt, girl, girt, gist, glint, gnat, grail, grain, grant, grin, grist, grit, lasting, ling, rang, rating, ratting, rattling, ring, salting, sang, sating, sign, signal, sing, slang, slating, slatting, sling, snag, stag, staring, starling, starting, STARTLING, stating, sting, string, tasting.




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A six-member delegation, led by Dhyan Chand's son Ashok Kumar, met Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on July 12. The delegations also included former India cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi and Dhyan Chand's grandson Gaurav Singh. "Irrespective of whether the award is given or not, it is an honour for our family that his name has been recommended by the Sports Minister for Bharat Ratna," Ashok Kumar said. "The minister assured us that he would try his best to get Dhyan Chand's name considered for the honour. Since no other name has been recommended, so there is no conflict. We are hopeful he will get Bharat Ratna this year posthumously," he added.

EW DELHI: The clamour may have been for Sachin Tendulkar but the Sports Ministry has recommended hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand's name for India's highest civillian honour -the Bharat Ratna. "The letter recommending Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand has already been sent to the Prime Minister," Sports Secretary P K Deb said. "The Ministry has only recommended Dhyan Chand's name for the highest honour," he added. The recommendation, sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, will be studied further before it goes for approval of President Pranab Mukherjee, for the hockey wizard to get the award posthumously.



ONDON: England dismissed Australia for 128 in their first innings on the second day of the second test at Lord's on Friday with off-spinner Graeme Swann scalping a five-for to wrap up the Australian innings in 53.3 overs. England resuming the day at 289 for seven were bowled out for 72 runs in the morning session with 48 runs been added for the last wicket. After a good start with Shane Watson and Chris Rogers adding 42 runs, Tim Brensan brought in the breakthrough with Watson failing once again and later got the better off of left hander Phil Hughes. Graeme Swann conceded just 44 runs in the 21.3 overs he bowled. This was his 15th five-for and was unplayable on occasions with the wicket opening up and the cherry doing a lot once pitching on the rough. Off-spinner Swann, who earlier in the day had smashed Australia for a quickfire 28 not out batting at No 11, had tea figures of three wickets for 27 runs in 15 overs. Brad Haddin, whose 73 so nearly denied England a 14-run first Test win at Trent Bridge, was two not out, with Peter Siddle unbeaten on naught, as he faced another rescue mission. Australia, whose fallible top order had been their Achilles heel at Trent Bridge, had lost three wickets for 11 runs in front of a sun-drenched capacity crowd of more than 28,000 at 'the home of cricket'.

England's Graeme Swann, Alastair Cook, and Matt Prior celebrate the wicket of Australia's Steven Smith during day two of the second Ashes Test match held at Lord's cricket ground in London.

There was no doubt, however, about the manner in which Australia were four down. Usman Khawaja, brought in after Australia axed Ed Cowan who on seven saw Jonathan Trott drop a rou-

tine slip catch off Swann, gave his wicket away to the spinner on 14 when he holed out to Kevin Pietersen at mid-off. Not for the first time in his career, Australia captain Michael Clarke, the

tourists' best batsman, came in with his side in trouble. Clarke could only watch as Steven Smith turned Swan to Ian Bell, whose 109 Thursday had revived England from the depths of 28 for three, at short leg.

Ashok also praised Bedi for pressing hard for Dhyan Chand's name during their meeting with Jitendra Singh. Dhyan Chand won three gold medals at the Olympics -- 1928 in Amsterdam, 1932 in Los Angeles and 1936 in Berlin. He passed away in 1979. The government in 2011 had ignored the plea of 82 Members of Parliament, who recommended Dhyan Chand's name for Bharat Ratna but in January 2012, the Ministry itself forwarded his name along with Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra and mountaineer Tenzing Norgay for the award. However, Tendulkar's name was not given as the BCCI had not recommended him.

JSW sign India team captain Sunil Chhetri

BENGALURU: In a major capture, JSW Sports, on Friday, announced the signing of India team captain Sunil Chhetri to the Bengaluru-based football club that is set to be launched on Saturday. Chhetri’s signing for JSW ends weeks of speculation about the striker’s future. “I met the people at JSW a few months ago and the first thing that struck me was the passion behind all the planning. I want to play for a club that’s clear about its vision and I saw that in JSW. I know I am coming from a champion team but that works as more motivation here,” said Chhetri. Chhetri had signed for Sporting Clube de Portugal B last season before he came on loan to Churchill Brothers towards the fag end of the ILeague. On his decision of signing for a club that will be making its I-League debut this season, Chhetri said he didn’t need any prodding. “Choosing JSW wasn’t really tough because the people seemed genuine. We need to think long term. We are a young team and we wouldn’t want to harbor high hopes. I’m not setting any targets but I’m sure we can achieve a lot of things if we stick together.”

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Experience doesn’t matter in shorter format: Kohli UMBAI: The recently appointed Indian skipper Virat Kohli for the Zimbabwean tour in absentia of Mahendra Singh Dhoni strode a controversial path when he said at an event that experience didn’t matter much in the one-day internationals and in the Twenty 20 format and what mattered was the ‘hunger’ to win. “I don't think experience matters, especially in limited overs game. You need 11 players who are hungry for success, hard working and whose vision is the team’s victory. All 15 players are strong and it is a strong unit, which is good,” said Virat Kohli at the launch of toy- Virat Kohli during an event in the city.

maker Mattel Superhero ‘Max Steel’ formance quickly and then you gain respect. If the respect is mutual beon Friday. The Delhi cricketer who was fill- tween players and captain then the ing in for Dhoni in West Indies said side is successful, and it comes from it was important to lead by example performance and when you win in order to gain respect of your fel- matches for the team. That inspiralow cricketers. He said despite being tion spreads in the team,” said a young skipper and having seniors Kohli. around the dressing room, one shouldn’t be afraid to play under the CORRUPTS SHOULD BE PUNISHED shadows of their seniors and they The 24-year-old skipper referring to should back their abilities to the the spot fixing saga which engulfed Indian cricket prior to the team’s decore. “The best quality is to not be parture to the ICC Champions Troafraid of anything. Even if you have phy tournament in England said seniors or players with lot more ex- that it was important to punish perience in your team, you need those ‘villains’ of the game. "Hero is confidence in your ability and think a person who respects the game you can lead them. It is important and does not corrupt the game. The you set an example with your per- one who doesn't [respect cricket] or

corrupts the game, they are the villain. They should be punished and they have been punished in the past.”

SACHIN WILL ALWAYS REMAIN MY IDOL On been asked who was his idol, he didn’t hesitate to mention Sachin Tendulkar adding the Mumbai batsman had the quality to singlehandedly change the course of the match. “It has always been Tendulkar and it will be Tendulkar for life. He is someone who has inspired me immensely. Just watching him play for India, I used to dream of winning games for India, because he used to do it single handedly.”

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IN BRIEF Good response for the table tennis tourney at MIG

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Suburban District Table Tennis Tournament organized by MIG got a great response with 300 participants enrolling themselves to have a go at the championships. The tournament was inaugurated at the hands of former national Table Tennis Champion Kamlesh Mehta. Mehta inaugurated the tournament by playing a game of table tennis with MIG Cricket Club’s General Secretary Ashish Patankar. This tournament is scheduled for four days.

Mahadik appointed video analyst of men’s hockey

NEW DELHI: Hockey India (HI) today announced the appointment of Dhananjay Mahadik as video analyst of the senior men national team. Mahadik worked as video analyst of the Delhi Waveriders in the inaugural Hockey India League

season. As a player, Mahadik played 64 international matches and represented the country in the various tournaments, including FIH Hockey World Cup in New Delhi 2010, Commonwealth Games in New Delhi 2010, Asian Games in China 2010.

Wadekar undergoes angioplasty

MUMBAI: Former India captain Ajit Wadekar underwent an angioplasty for a major blockage of artery and is recuperating at a city hospital here. "I'm speaking from the hospital now. I will be discharged tomorrow," the 72year-old ex-chief selector told PTI. "I had gone to the hospital to get stress test done and the doctors found a major blockage after angiography. I then underwent angioplasty, was kept under observation in the ICU, but I am out of it now," informed Wadekar, who led India to three successive Test series wins between 1971 and 1973 over West Indies (away) and England (back to back away and at home).



UMBAI: Indian national football team Technical Director Rob Baan left for home after being discharged from a hospital here, leaving a question mark on his continuation with the high-profile job. The 69-year-old Dutchman was admitted at Bombay Hospital on Wednesday night after he collapsed while assisting national team head coach and countryman Wim Koevermans in conducting the AFC Professional license course at the Cooperage here. He lost consciousness and was not able to recognise people though he regained consciousness on Thursday. Baan was discharged in the afternoon and later took a flight for home in the evening. "He was admitted for loss of consciousness though he later regained it. He was not able to recognise people familiar to him. He was discharged in the afternoon and straightaway left for


I-League clubs to meet on Tuesday

home. He is stable and normal now," an AIFF official told PTI on condition of anonymity. Baan, who was appointed as technical director in 2011, is unlikely to renew his contract which ends in October. "With his health issue, it is unlikely that he would want to extend his contract or renew it. His tenure is as good as over," the official said. Baan is also reportedly upset that his ambitious master plan 'Lakshya

NEW DELHI: Owners and representatives of 14 I-League club will meet in Mumbai on Tuesday to decide their course of action on All India Football Federation's request to sort out the stand-off with its commercial partner IMG-Reliance on the issue of IPL-style tournament. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das had written a letter to I-League Professional Football Clubs Association President Raj Gomes, requesting for a meeting between the clubs and the IMGReliance on the formers' refusal to release their players for the tournament proposed to be held early next year. 2022' -- which aims at India qualifying for 2022 World Cup -- hasn't been implemented by the AIFF since it was launched last August.

Blackbird for Karnataka Sub-Area Cup

7. Impressiveattitude 61 Imran Chisty ANGALORE: There are 8 races 8. Javanica 60.5 Ashok Kumar A. today and the first starts at 2 p.m. 9. Shared Heart 60.5 M. Noornabi Blacklind with Suraj Narredu up can 10. Southern Master 60.5 H. G. win the Karnataka Sub-Area Trophy. Rathod 11. Thejaguar 59.5 Anjar Alam Danger may be from Mantra. 12. April Babe 57 M. Prabhakaran Win: Fire Storm, The Jaguar CARD AND SELECTIONS 1. The Meydan Plate - Div II 4. The Smt. Bhagirathi Memorial 1200 M 2.00 P.M. Cup 1400 M 3.30 p.m. 1. Towers Of Hanoi 62.5 G.Y.Rajesh 1. Athletic Star 61 Kiran Rai P Babu 2. Violent Storm 61 D. Patel 2. Volt 61.5 S. John 3. Chiron 59.5 A.Imran Khan 3. Astonishing 60.5 A.Imran Khan 4. Absolut Chiqui 59.5 Ashok Kumar 4. Whistlejacket 58.5 Babu Singh 5. Ultimate Fantasy 57.5 R. Bharath A. 5. Demand Draft 57.5 P. S. Chouhan 6. Mi Amor 57 P. S. Chouhan 7. Brigade's Supreme 55.5 Declared 6. Burden Of Lady 57 H. G. Rathod Later 7. Gold Splash 56.5 M. Ravi 8. Little Lion 55 Irvan Singh 8. Raja's Pet 55 Imran Chisty 9. Go Green 54.5 S. Mallikarjun 9. Buzzword 54.5 Vinod Shinde 10. Majestic Reward 54 S. Zervan 10. Fairway King 54.5 M. Noornabi 11. Bright Lady 52.5 Fr'co F Dasilva 11. Fruit King 54 Fr'co F Dasilva 12. Active Grey 52 Indrajeet Singh 12. The Gentle Don 54 Suraj Narredu BANGALORE RACES TODAY Win: Volt, Astronishing 13. Roses In Bloom 52 Ch.K.Chary 14. To The Manor Born 51.5 Neeraj 2. The Confucious Plate – Div II Rawal 1200 M 2.30 p.m. 15. Stimulate 50.5 Imran Chisty 1. Rise To Glory 60 M. Noornabi Win: Mi Amor, Majestic Reward 2. Nocturnal Hunter 57.5 P. S. Chouhan 5. The Karnataka Sub-Area Trophy 3. Magic Wave 55.5 Prasad M. 1100 M 4.00 p.m. 4. Jerusalem 55 Indrajeet Singh 1. Ace Lexington 56 S. Selvaraj 5. Summer Gold 55 M. D. Praveen 2. Aryan Warrior 56 Imran Chisty 6. Sweet Angel 54.5 Imran Chisty 3. Blackbird 56 Suraj Narredu 7. Oriental King 54 Irvan Singh 4. Kingston Town 56 M. D. Praveen 8. Tradition 54 Vivek 5. Mantra 56 P. S. Chouhan 9. Fortunate One 53.5 K. P. G. Appu 10. Golden Princess 53.5 Sreekanth 6. Triumph 56 Neeraj Rawal 7. Balas Dream 54.5 M. Noornabi B. 8. Bering Sea 54.5 Ranjeet Singh 11. Jewel Lady 52.5 S. Zervan 12. Beautiful Life 51.5 Vinod Shinde 9. Cartagena 54.5 A.Ashhad Asbar Win: Nocturnal Hunter, Sweet Angel 10. Masked Marvel 54.5 Sreekanth B. 3. The Meydan Plate – Div I 1200 M 11. Siena 54.5 V. R. Jagadeesh 12. Spirit 54.5 P. Trevor 3.00 p.m. Win: Blackbird, Mantra 1. Fire Storm 62.5 P. S. Chouhan 2. Hillton 62.5 G.Y.Rajesh Babu 6. The Rajah S.R.K.Ranga Row 3. Affrikah 62 Mudassar Nazar Memorial Cup – Div I 1200 M 4. Signifies 62 B. Nayak 4.30 p.m. 5. Cool Nature 61 Rajesh K. R. 1. Impressive Bolt 60.5 Imran Chisty 6. Dominator 61 Kiran Rai P

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2. Migrolino 60 B. Nayak 3. Clever Trick 59.5 Sahanawaz 4. Divine Deliverance 59 M. Prabhakaran 5. Ground Marshal 59 A.Imran Khan 6. Next Move 58 A.Ramu 7. Pack Ur Bags 58 Suraj Narredu 8. Balas Glory 57.5 Sreekanth B. 9. Sebright 57.5 Ahsan Qureshi 10. Hard To Pin Down 55.5 Adarsh G. 11. Indian 55 Shanth Kumar 12. The Muse 54 Harish B. Win: Balas Glory, The Muse 7. The Confucious Plate – Div I 1200 M 5.00 P.m.

1. Rumour Has It 61 P. S. Chouhan 2. Inspirator 60.5 Vivek 3. Love Is Life 60 Shobhan Babu 4. Our Love 59.5 Sahanawaz 5. Artic Breeze 56.5 Indrajeet Singh 6. Perfect Speed 56.5 H. G. Rathod 7. Oceanic Wind 55.5 Declared Later 8. Red Admiral 55 F.K. Shabuddin 9. Whimsical 54.5 Imran Chisty 10. Appy's Pride 54 P. Trevor 11. Hillingdon 54 Anjar Alam 12. Our Commander 54 K. Raja Rao Win: Our Love, Appy’s Pride 8. The Rajah S.R.K.Ranga Row Memorial Cup – Div II 1200 M

5.30 p.m. 1. Scenic Blast 60 S. John 2. Superb Style 60 A.Imran Khan 3. Forthcoming 59 P. Mani 4. Smithsonite 59 Anjar Alam 5. Carducci 58.5 Ashok Kumar A. 6. Hackett 58 A.Ramu 7. Simpleton 57.5 Imran Chisty 8. Sukhmanee 56.5 Fr'co F Dasilva 9. Sunday Cruz 55.5 Adarsh G. 10. Saratoga Spring 55 F.K. Shabuddin 11. Point Taken 54 Sahanawaz 12. Abbas Dreams 53 Declared Later Win: Smithsonite, Simpleton

An Acquired Taste for Bangalore St. Leger By Shalivahana


ANGALORE: An Acquired Taste should win again in the Bangalore St. Leger on Sunday. Wind Stream will also run well. There are nine races and the first starts at 1.30 p.m.


1. The Astronomic Plate - Div. III 1400 M 1.30 p.m. Ice Kingdom 60 Serengeti 57.5 Shivalik Beauty 56.5 See You Later 58.5 Another Voice 57 Simra 56 Well Known 58.5 Bounty Hunter 57 Dream Runner 54 Bella Pinky 57.5 Delilah 57 Win: Shivalik Beauty, Dream Runner

2. The Rare Gem Plate 1200 M 2.00 p.m. Ace Shineon 56 Conquistador 56 Artesia 54.5 Bolts Colt 56 Fioroloco 56 Cherry Hinton 54.5 Castle Stuart 56 King Of The Court 56 Feet On Fire 54.5 Win: Feet On Fire, Ace Shineon 3. The Chantille Plate 1400 M 2.30 p.m. Alala 62.5 Will Still 61 Royal

Romario 58 Endless Society 62.5 Nation's Glory 60 Spark Of Diablo 58 Irish Song 62.5 Pendolino 60 Encourager 57 Natural View 61.5 Magnetize 59.5 Winning Story 61.5 Balboa 59 Win: Pendolino, Spark of Diablo 4. The Parsiana Plate 1800 M 3.00 p.m. Noble Reward 60 Homeric 58 Red


Bud 55.5 Bronzino 59.5 Ranjha 58 Authentic Stride 58 Winged Foot 57 Win: Noble Reward, Bonzino

5. The Astronomic Plate - Div. I 1400 M 3.30 p.m. Firelight 62.5 Cowboy Cal 61.5 Wonder Lash 60 Trust Me Boy 62.5 Ice Stone 61.5 Mellonsdelight 58.5 Wrekin 62.5 Fantastic Strike 61 Arun 58 Volans 62 Smooth Shine 60 Win: Arun, Fantastic Strike 6. The Bangalore St. Leger 2800 M 4.00 p.m. An Acquired Taste 57 Master Shifu 57 Wind Stream 57 Borsalino 57

Super Storm 57 Song Dynasty 55.5 Fire Engine 57 Tintinnabulation 57 Win: An Acquired State, Wind Stream

7. The S.M.Ramakrishna Rao Memorial Cup 1200 M 4.30 p.m. Sprint Star 62 Cape Ferrat 56.5 Talisker 54 Vijays Conquer 60.5 Esteban 56 Free Law 50 Secret Punch 59.5 Silken Touch 55.5 Spark Of Silver 59 Quick Enough 54.5 Win: Talisker, Sprint Star

8. The Astronomic Plate - Div. II 1400 M 5.00 p.m. Sensational Mover 60 Smokehead 58.5 Honourable Empress 56 Blue Star 59.5 Talita's Girl 58.5 One From A Billion 56 Senor Speedy 59 Right On Time 57.5 Alpine Shine 54.5 Ballantoy 58.5 Summers Breeze 57.5 Win: Alpine Shine, One From A Million

9. The Chettinad Stud Plate 1200 M 5.30 p.m. Will Star 60 Real Steel 56 Courage In Red 54.5 Smooth Glider 58 Sun Divine 55.5 Bessie 54 Icelander 56 Flying Tricolour 55 Nessie 53 Win: Bessia, Flying Tricolour


Afternoon Despatch & Courier  MUMBAI

| SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013

Adc 20 july 2013  

Afternoon Despatch & Courier Newspaper, Mumbai, India