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After relief measures get constrained by Code of Conduct, two farmers file PIL on behalf of state's hailstormaffected cultivators, seeking compensation for destroyed crops

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dolan' on Monday said, “The farmers have been hit hard by wo days after former the untimely rains and hailB o m b a y storm. The government maHigh Court Judge B. G. chinery is conducting the Kolse-Patil said that the Ma- survey of the damages. But harashtra government should the farmers should be proprovide timely financial assis- vided relief first and surveys tance to the hailstorm-hit or panchnama can be confarmers in Maharashtra, two ducted later.” farmers based in Solapur disOn Wednesday, the two trict have approached the farmers Gorakh Anand court with a Public Interest Ghadge and Vithalrao Pawar Litigation (PIL), on Wednes- filed PIL reiterating the same day, seeking court's direction contentions made by judge to provide the farmers with Kolse-Patil and mentioned Rs. 20,000 crore relief package this matter before the court, It after their crops were dam- will be taken up by the diviaged in the hailstorm and un- sion bench of Chief seasonal rains recently. Justice Mohit Shah and JusRecalling the retired judge tice M. S Sanklecha on ThursKolse-Patil, while addressing day. According to the PIL, it is a rally of landless and farm la- filed in the interest of all those borers organized under the Continued on pg 8 « banner of 'Lok Shasan An-

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Navroze flags off at exactly 10 pm, 27 minutes and 7 seconds on March 20, 2014, the time of the Spring Equinox. This is the year of the Horse, which has a spiritual significance in the life of Zarathustra. The colour is White and stands for Truth, Purity and Righteousness.

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By Suyash Padate

hief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has assured hailstorm affected farmers in the state that the government is committed to providing maximum relief to them and has also appealed them not to take any drastic steps. Against the backdrop of the unseasonal rains and severe hailstorm in many districts of the state that destroyed crops in 28 districts, Chavan took stock of the situation yesterday. He said, “As you all know, Lok Sabha elections have been declared and the model code of conduct has been enforced. Considering the magnitude of devastation, the government is trying its best to provide maximum relief to the affected farmers.” “Myself and my cabinet colleagues have toured the affected districts and discussed the compensation Continued on pg 8 «

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SAVING GOD’S LITTLEST CREATURES

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The shortage of sparrows has created an emptiness in nature which needs to be reversed. Here are some things we can do to protect our little feathered friends Pics: Tharangini Balasubramaniam

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This package is for the hailstorm-hit farmers; and the second one is for the party workers injured in the brawl for election tickets.

TODAY Celebration: Katha Kosa and Kitab Khana are celebrating World Storytelling Day. The Theme for 2014 is Monsters and Dragons at Kitab Khana, Somaiya Bhavan, Behind Flora Fountain, 4.45 pm. Programme: The Asiatic Society of Mumbai and Mumbai Research Centre have organised an 11-day programme on 'Cinema and the City.' This programme is open to the public from March 20 to March 30. It aims at exploring the city through cinematic lens. It begins with the premier screening of Khalid Mohamed’s documentary, 'The Master: Shyam Benegal at the Durbar Hall of the Asiatic Society, 5 pm. An NCPA Centre for the Promotion of Arts and Culture Trust Presentation: Arties Festival March 2014 Chamber Music Concerts – Haydn: String quartet, Janacek: String quartet, Franck: Piano quintet at Experimental Theatre, Nariman Point, 7 pm. ART AND EXHIBITION Nehru Centre AC and Circular Gallery: Kalavishkar, an exhibition of paintings done at Odisha Camp by 11 student artists and expert guide, an eminent painter Vasudeo Kamath on locations from Bhubaneshwar, Puri and Konark (Odisha) during the study camp held by Nehru Centre Art Gallery, till March 24, 11 am to 7 pm. Gallery Pradarshak: Solo exhibition by Vinay Bagde, 100, Kalpana Bldg, Plot No 338, 12th Road, Khar, till March 29, 11 am to 7 pm. Jehangir Art Gallery (Terrace): Exhibition of photographs, ‘11th Lane Kamathipura’ by renowned press photographer Sudharak Olwe at Jehangir Art Gallery (Terrace), Kala Ghoda, till March 16, 11 am to 7 pm. Jehangir Art Gallery: Art Musings presents ‘Terrafly’, exhibition of sculptures by K.S. Radhakrishnan at Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, till March 25, 11 am to 7 pm. Artists Centre: Group art exhibition `Srishti', tribute to Prokash Karmarkar at 6, K. Dubhash Marg, Kala Ghoda, till March 23, 11 am to 7 pm.

e’re all aware that the number of sparrows is on the decline, and we know this because that distinctive and consistent chirp that was audible years ago has slowly lessened, if not disappeared. It’s World Sparrow Day today (March 20) and there are a number of things every Mumbaikar should know and do, to save the sparrow, before it’s too late. The Bombay Natural History Society conducted a 6 month nationwide online survey (www.citizensparrow.in) to gauge the status of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus) recently. Atul Sathe of BNHS, says, “Over a period of time there has been a decline in the number of sparrows in urban areas, especially in northern and southern India. The decline is not so sharp in Western India. Having said that, compared to the last ten years, it is much lesser.” The House Sparrow, which is the most common type of sparrow in India, has declined due to a number of reasons. The sparrow is always found closer to human settlements, but our new and modern architecture is what is depriving them of space required for nesting. Sparrows need cavities or

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hollow spaces to nest in and our newer buildings and glass structures are largely devoid of them. Loose grains, which were sold ear-

insects which smaller birds use to feed their babies. Mobile tower radiation is another major factor which is not only affecting us but the sparrow population as well.” “For the common man, the sparrow is the only connect with nalier and were a source of food for ture. Let’s not deprive the common the sparrows, has been replaced by man of this joy of connecting with packaged food. The rising popula- nature,” said Mohammed Dilawar tion of the bigger birds, like the pi- of Nature Forever Society, a consergeons is another factor. The vation organisation working for the increasing use of pesticides and in- conservation of house sparrows secticides are also killing the tiny and common birds, native flora insects which are a source of food and fauna and habitat. for the baby sparrows. The lack of Simple things you can do to help green cover and natural trees along the sparrow survive: with the lack of soil surfaces in the  Keep a bowl of clean water for city is an additional factor. Sathe the sparrows either on your winadds, “Because there are lesser soil dow sill or balcony. Sparrows surfaces there are lesser number of need to drink a lot of water as

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they survive on a dry diet.  Adopt a nest box and sparrow feeder filled with grains. You could even make your own nest box using a shoe box  Avoid lawns and encourage grass beds instead  Avoid planting exotic species of plants as they don’t attract birds. Plant indigenous shrubs and trees instead  Use pieces of hollow pipes, leave spaces in the wall or create cavities in your garden or in and around your buildings which are easily accessible and well hidden among shrubs for sparrows to nest.  Encourage architecture that is sparrow friendly, with cavities and hollow spaces for nesting.  Participate in the Common Bird Monitoring of India (www.cbmi.in) a Citizen Science Program of nature forever society to monitor 18 common birds in the country. To participate in BNHS’s World Sparrow Day activities visit h t t p s : / / w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / events/1406229719636379/ To sponsor a sparrow, participate in World Sparrow Day activities or buy a nest box and feeder visit – www.natureforever.org/www.world sparrowday.org

KEM’s new building at risk By Khushboo Panjabi

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he new building of the BMCrun KEM Hospital in Parel has a major fault in its electric server room located on the first floor of the 13-storeyed building. The room has been suffering from a major water leakage problem for the last one year related to the drainage pipeline. The security staff here fear a short circuit considering the fire incident that took place in the old hospital building

on Saturday afternoon. A fire broke out in the old building of the hospital on Saturday which led to the haphazard and hurried shifting of 135 patients admitted there. The electric server room in the new building has more than 460 voltage of power which connects the four major operation theatres and the children's rooms. Last year, the security personnel and the hospital employees had written a letter to the associate en-

A major fire broke out in the BMC-run KEM Hospital in Parel on Saturday afternoon, posing a risk to the lives of 135 patients admitted there due to a short circuit in the air condition (AC) duct in the air handling unit on the first floor of the Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery (CVTS) department. More than half of the patients in the CVTS department are currently admitted in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) on the second, third and fourth floors. gineers and former dean of the hospital Sandhya Kamath, bringing this leakage in the server room to their notice. There has been no improvement in the hospital for an year. The present dean of KEM, Shubhangi Parkar,

said, “I was aware of this problem but was under impression that it must have been resolved. But if the leakage is still there, I will find out from the engineers and take a call on it to avoid any untoward incident”. khushboo.panjabi@afternoondc.in

VASTU TIP OF THE DAY The computer should be on the right side of the table. by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119, www.drpremgupta.com)

There is tremendous seepage of water in this electric server room on the first floor.

An exhibition of paintings done by students during Nehru Centre Art Gallery's 21st Study Camp at Odisha was inaugurated on Tuesday by S.P. Verma, Jt. Director, Nehru Centre. The exhibition will be open till March 24 between 11 am and 7 pm.


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Pics by Sudharak Olwe

A modern Kamathipura chronicle

This evening at 5 pm, we shall join the city's eminences and other well-known people, like South Mumbai MP Milind Deora, Bhimrao Ambedkar, grandson of B.R. Ambedkar, designer Maheka Mirpuri, singer Pankaj Udas, Dr. Lahane of the J J Hospital, funny man Cyrus Brocha, poet Jafar Bhai and other prominent people at the Jehangir Art Gallery on the terrace, for the inauguration of a very special exhibition of photographs. Titled “11th Lane Kamathipura”, they are the work of press photographer Sudharak Olwe, and the exhibition will be open till March 26 from 11 am to 7 pm. We are particularly looking forward to the show, both because of the subject as well as because of the man who has shot the pictures. Sudharak Olwe is that rarity among photographers working for the press, a man who charts his own path and dreams his own dreams. Bringing to bear the enromous sensitivity of the true empath, he often picks ugly subjects, and imbues them with a shining beauty that can only come from the conviction that these are stories worth being told. The title of the exhibition itself should be enough to draw in the footfalls, for Kamathipura, first established in 1795 as a place for kamathis or construction labourers

working on the city's Causeways, descended over the next 50 years into Asia's third largest red light district. The name itself is guaranteed to draw in the pruriently curious, but here they are bound to be disappointed. Sure Sudharak, the chronicler of images featuring the dispossessed and the deprived, has photographed the area in its red-lighted glory. And he has shot prostitutes as well. He has been working in the district for more than a decade now. But through his exhibition Sudharak has tried to showcase the plight and the living conditions of the sex-workers. It was Dalit poet Namdeo Dhasal’s “Golpitha” poems that led him to Kamathipura. Sudharak was fascinated by the giant of a man working for the rights of a people the rest of the city despised. Kamathipura was the world that Namdeo grew up in. He called it “do number ki duniya”, the bottom of the world. It included pimps, sex workers, hijras, petty criminals, homeless urchins, beggars and thieves. He considered them “my people - these lumpen; I am one of them. My poetry is about life here.” Sudharak read his poetry. It was an assault. Every word was a slap in the face, a punch in the gut. Here are some lines from

As usual, our Nana Chudasama hits the nail on the head with his smart crack banner on the corner of Veer Nariman Road and Marine Drive. Look at the way we are truly becoming sick of the noise, the cacophony and the high decibel rallies dotting the landscape. And the racket has scarcely begun!

In classic Kamathipura style, women wait in their small homes for customers as the light frames them stagily, as if they have deliberately posed. Elsewhere, a beautiful girl looks into a future that she cannot see, and finally, a reminder that the moments of beauty they create for themselves is fleeting, that the actuality is filthy, grim and as uninviting as this mattress that serves as a room.

his poem entitled Mandakini Patil: A Young Prostitute: My Intended Collage On a barren blue canvas Her clothes ripped off, her thighs blasted open, A sixteen-year-old girl surrendering herself to pain. And a pig: its snout full of blood…. Never before had I seen a face so devoid of light As was yours; and of a thousand other females like you. Flashing out from so many countries, and so many cages; And bearing so many different names…. You make anguish scream inside me; and stream inside me; and appropriate me. Is that the scream of an ending; or is the end itself a scream beginning? However, what Sudharak saw wasn’t the Kamathipura of the early 1970s when Namdeo had written the Golpitha poems. This is a changed place. The cages have gone; work on social empowerment is underway; HIV has entered; globalization has taken its toll; the people have been uprooted; even the physical landscape has undergone change. Builders are venturing in, the economic topography is changing as well. The women Sudharak shoots are mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, friends and neighbours. They have faces and eyes and hearts and minds. Yes, they can be vicious; they can lie and cheat, betray and be betrayed, beat and be beaten up...their vulnerability takes many forms.

For more than two decades, Sudharak has been photographing the history of social and economic inequality that is present in our daily lives in this city of wealth and power. His work has appeared in many leading newspapers and has been acknowledged internationally. He started with the Afternoon Despatch and Courier before he went on to find his niche He spent more than a decade recording the conservancy workers of the BMC going about their filthy work, vulnerable to every noxious gas that escapes our sewers as they clean them. His work is not pretty – it is unforgettable.

Kuch bhi bolta hai!

We can understand that the Kurla police must be in a mild panic at having to appear in the High Court in answer to lawyer Abha Singh's questioning the delay in lodging a missing persons complaint in the Esther Anuhya case. But it is obviously a very mild panic indeed, one that stems from the confidence that there will be no consequences to the callouness they are accused of. But to say they extended “full cooperation” to the distraught family and only did not file the complaint because the family did not insist is a bit thick and indicative precisely of the callousness and negligence of which they have been accused. Now if only the court throws their own book back at them!


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Appoints contractors for demolition of dilapidated buildings; cuts water, power supply to residents who did not vacate

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here are around 35,079 buildings in the city; the BMC has already started an operation to find out the buildings which are in dilapidated condition, which need to be vacated and require major repairs. The Shankar Lok building which fell last Friday was not the first such incident in the city. In order to avoid further such incidents, the civic authority has categorised these buildings into three parts viz. municipal, government and private buildings which are further divided into C1, C2 and C3 categories and the ones which are more than 30 years old. the Dockyard Road building February 25, 2014, additional BMC said: “In all 593 buildAs per the BMC's survey collapse incident last year on municipal commissioner ings fall under the C1 catewhich was carried out after September 27, 2013, upto (AMC) Sanjay Deshmukh of gory which are in a

MNS workers damaged 19 buses for ‘rasta roko’, losses still not recovered By A Staff Reporter

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aharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray's detention during 'rasta roko' to protest against toll collection in the state on February 12, cost the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking Rs.40,362 as angry MNS party workers caused damage to BEST buses. During the 'rasta roko'

BEST buses were damaged by the protesters in various parts of the city. BEST officials said, “All 19 BEST buses were repaired inhouse and it took an average of two hours to repair one bus. The repairs cost BEST an estimated Rs.40,362.� In the reply to the RTI application by Mansoor Darvesh, BEST said “Cases regarding the damage to buses have been registered at seven different File Pic

dilapidated condition – out of which 280 buildings which are municipal, government and private buildings – have already been vacated.� He added: “In the C2 category there are 817 buildings which require major repairs; permission has been granted to 267 buildings to carry out the repairs, while the remaining 550 buildings still require permission.� “In the C3 category there are 106 buildings which have to carry out minor repairs and of the 32,492 buildings which are more than 30 years old, structural audits have been issued to 13, 779 buildings,� said the AMC. The civic body has started the procedure to appoint a panel of contractors to carry out the demoilition process

police stations in the city. The police authorities will investigate and fix up the responsibility. Till date, the loss has not been recovered.� EST Committee Chairman Sanjay Ambole said, “The BEST administration has sent a letter to the District Collector regarding the same. Since BEST is the property of the public, loss to BEST is loss to the public. We support the administration's move. The loss to BEST should be recovered.�

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protest of MNS, Thackeray had come out on the road to support his party workers. To control the situation, the local police took Thackeray into police custody near Somaiya Ground in Sion. After the news of Thackeray's arrest reached the protestors, they got angry. Despite heavy police deployment and barricades, angry protesters came on the road marching towards the police station, when Thackeray was taken into a police van. A total 19

of the civic buildings which are already vacant. The private buildings which are vacant will be demolished as per the owner's decision, said Deshmukh. In addition to the procedure, the civic authority has already started the process of discontinuing the water as well as electric supply to the residents who have not vacated the dilapidated buildings. The civic administration has planned to carry out a pre-monsoon drive so as to examine the buildings in the city legally and to avoid further collapses during the monsoons they may also forcibly ask the residents to vacate their homes and not to risk their lives.

 

       

  

         

  

       

 

        



        

 

     

 

         

           


06 CHANGE OF NAME I Kinjal Surendra Jain have changed my name to Kinjal Surendra Chandaliya as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No X-10924 dated: 19/07/2007. C-40576 I Vinaykumar Sabharaj have changed my name to Vinaykumar Sabharaj Vishwakarma as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 11/03/14. C-40577 I Pragnaben Lalani have changed my name to Pragna Kanakia as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 18/03/14. C-40578 I Renu Sachin Mehra have changed my name to Renu Naresh Oberoi as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 19/03/14. C-40579 I Punjalal Patel have changed my name to Punjalal Vora as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 19/03/14. C-40580 I Hiraben Patel have changed my name to Hiraben Vora as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 19/03/14. C-40581 I Ankit Punjalal Patel have changed my name to Ankit Punjalal Vora as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 19/03/14. C-40582 I Mitali Dilipkumar Somaiya have changed my name to Mitali Dilip Somaiya as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 18/03/14. C-40583 I Dileshkumar Vasanji Gala have changed my name to Dilesh Vasanji Gala as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40584 I Ravikumar Bajpeyi have changed my name to Ravi Bajpai as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40585 I Shyamkumar Nathuni Bhagat have changed my name to Shyam Nathuni Bhagat as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40586 I Rajeshkumar Dahyalal Mulani have changed my name to Rajesh Dahyalal Mulani as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40587 I A.C. Mary @ Mary Arimpur Cheru have changed my name to Mary Babu Kavanal as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40588 I Bastanv Alemeda have changed my name to Sebastian Almeida as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40589 I Pushpendra Kumar Jain have changed my name to Pushpendra Kawadia as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40590 I Maruthaiyan have changed my name to Madurai Manikkam as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40591 I Manivel Maruthaiyan have changed my name to Manivel Madurai Pillai as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40592

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CLASSIFIEDS I Miss. Geetika Kaur Jasbir Singh have changed my name to Miss. Geetika Kaur Jasbir Singh Bhatti as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 18/03/14. C-40593

I have changed my name from Mr. Sairoj Sultanbhai Methani to Mr. Shairoj Sultanali Methani as per Affidavit dated 19/03/2014. C-40610

I Rekhadevi Ramsakal Yadav have changed my name to Rekha Ramsakal Yadav as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 19/03/14. C-40594

I have changed my name from Mr. Sultanbhai Noormahmed Methani to Mr. Sultanali Noormahmed Methani as per Affidavit dated 19/03/2014. C-40611

I Kumari Rekhadevi Umashankar Yadav have changed my name to Rekha Ramsakal Yadav as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 19/03/14. C-40595 I Patel Mehul Dilipkumar have changed my name to Patel Mehul Dilipbhai as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 19/03/14. C-40596 I Modi Vijaykumar Maneklal have changed my name to Modi Vijay Maneklal as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40597 I Hasib Ahmed Abdul Hamid Khan have changed my name to Haseeb Ahmed Abdul Hamid Khan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40598 I Badrunissa Abdul Hamid Khan & Baddrunissa Abdul Hamid Khan have changed my name to Badrunnisa Abdul Hamid Khan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40599 I Denis Nazarath have changed my name to Denis Nazareth as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40600 I Cecilia Nazarath have changed my name to Cecilia Nazareth as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40601 I Rajendra Kumar Dukharan Mishra have changed my name to Rajendra Dukharan Mishra as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40602 I Mu. Khalil Shaikh have changed my name to Khalil Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40603 We Mr. Prashant Mehta & Mrs. Koyal Prashant Mehta have changed our minor son’s name from Smit Prashantkumar Mehta to Smit Prashant Mehta as per deed poll Affidavit. C-40604 I have changed my name from Viswanathan Parameshwaran to Vishwanathan Nair as per Affidavit. C-40605 I have changed my name from Bhaveshkumar Umiyashanker Nagu to Bhavesh Umiyashankar Nagu as per Affidavit. C-40606 I have changed my name from Kuldip Kaur Surta Singh Maher to Kuldeep Kaur Gill as per Maha. Govt Gazette No : U19817. C-40607 I have changed my name from Mr. Sudhira Sahu to Mr. Sudhir Sahu as per Affidavit dated 19/03/2014 . C-40608 I have changed my name from Ms. Veena Inderlal Motwani to Mrs. Sapna Ramesh Hinduja as per Affidavit dated 19/03/2014. C-40609

I have changed my name from Ishak Khaja Sahab Shaikh, Isaq Qureshi, Ishaque Qureshi, Ishak Qureshi to Ishaq Khaja Sahab Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-40612 I have changed my name from Rafik Isaq Qureshi, Rafique Ishaque Qureshi, Rafik Ishak Qureshi to Rafik Ishaq Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-40613 I have changed my name from Tanveerbegum D/O Meer Aunali to Tanveer Aliakbar Jafri as per Affidavit. C-40614 I have changed my name from Santosh Kumar Chaudhary to Santosh Choudhary as per Affidavit. C-40615 I have changed my name from Ambavi Kanji Patel to Ambavi Kanji Vaviya as per Affidavit. C-40616 I have changed my name from Abu Harera Jamil Ahmad Kalimulla Shaikh to Abu Hurraira Jamil Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-40617 I have changed my name from Raghunath Gupta to Raghunathprasad Gupta as per Affidavit. C-40618 I have changed my name from Nina Dineshkumar Patel to Hina Dineshkumar Patel as per Affidavit dated 9/03/2014. C-40619 I have changed my name from Jamrutbee Ahmed Shaikh to Jamrutbee Ahmed Gori as per Affidavit dated 9/03/2014. C-40620 I have changed my name from Manzar Husain Aashique Ali to Manzar Husain Aashique Ali Ansari as per Affidavit. C-40621 We Nazir Asad Khan & Shabana Nazir Khan have changed our child name from Ufra to Ifra Nazir Khan as per Affidavit. C-40622 I have changed my name from Shaikh Kayeum Hakim to Qayyum Hakim Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-40623 I have changed my name from Raju Sankaranarayanan to Raju Sankaranarayanan Nair as per Affidavit. C-40624 I have changed my name from Mr. Amir Mohammed Faiz Mohammed to Amir Mohammed Faiz Mohammed Ansari as per Affidavit. C-40625 I have changed my name from Abul Mokarim to AbdulMukarim Abdul-Hai Chaudhari as per Affidavit. C-40626

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MUMBAI | THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 I have changed my name from Ankeeta Khatri to Aashima Khatri as per Affidavit. C-40627 I have changed my name from Asha Sushil to Asha Sushil Parmar as per Affidavit. C-40628 I have changed my name from Miss. Farah Naaz F Pashaa to Mrs. Farnaz Shashikant Gupta as per Affidavit. C-40629 I have changed my name from Saadat Ali Shaukat Ali Khan to Saadat Shaukat Ali Khan as per Affidavit. C-40630 I have changed my name from Memon Kaif Raza Javid to Memon Kaif Raza Mohamed Javid as per Affidavit. C-40631 I have changed my name from Memon Javid Abdul Majid to Memon Mohamed Javid Abdul Majid as per Affidavit. C-40632 I have changed my name from Memon Fatema Javid to Memon Fatema Mohamed Javid as per Affidavit. C-40633 I have changed my name from Memon Kashish Javid to Memon Kashish Mohamed Javid as per Affidavit. C-40634 I have changed my name from Hassan Suhail to Hasan Suhail Syed as per Affidavit. C-40635 I have changed my name from Dipakkumar Mohanlal Panchwani to Deepak Mohanlal Panchwani as per Mah. Gazette No – U-68321. C-40636 I have changed my name from Dineshkumar Tiwari to Dinesh Tiwari as per Affidavit. C-40637 I have changed my name from Anil Kumar Yadav to Anil Yadav as per Affidavit. C-40638 I have changed my name from Laveena Vishal Mulani to Priya Vishal Mulani as per Affidavit. C-40639 I have changed my name from Laveena Dilip Chandiramani to Priya Vishal Mulani as per Affidavit. C-40640 I have changed my name from Ann Melanie Olinda Rodrigues to Anne Melanie Olinda Rodrigues as per Gazette No. X- 67162. C-40641 I have changed my name from Fauziya Abdul Gani Sheikh to Fouziya Abdul Gani Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-40642 I have changed my name from Foziyabi Abdul Khalid to Fouziya Abdul Gani Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-40643 I have changed my name from Maqbool Ahmed Abdul Wajeed to Maqbool Ahmed Abdul Wajeed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-40644 I have changed my name from Saeeda Bi Husainji Saudagar to Saeeda Jabbar Saudagar as per Affidavit. C-40645

I have changed my name from Shamim Banu Jabbar Saudagar to Shamim Sharif Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-40646

I have changed my name from Shaida Haji Ismail Gajarwala to Shahida Haji Ismail Gajarwala as per Affidavit. C-40665

I have changed my name from Nicol to Nicole as per Affidavit. C-40647

I have changed my name from Sujeet Kumar Akhilesh Tripathi to Sujeet Akhilesh Tripathi as per Affidavit. C-40666

I have changed my name from Das Johnkennedy Jesudas to John Kennedy as per Affidavit. C-40648 I have changed my name from Yetesh Shekar Suwarna to Yatish Shekar Suwarna as per Affidavit. C-40649 I have changed my name from Vandana Karamshi Patel to Vandana Karamshi Ravaria as per Affidavit. C-40650 I have changed my name from Karamshi Ranchhod Patel to Karamshi Ranchhod Ravaria as per Affidavit. C-40651 I have changed my name from Jamunaben Karamshi Patel to Jamnaben Karamshi Ravaria as per Affidavit. C-40652 I have changed my name from Jamanibai Karamshi Ravaria to Jamnaben Karamshi Ravaria as per Affidavit. C-40653 I have changed my name from Jamuna Karamshi Patel to Jamnaben Karamshi Ravaria as per Affidavit. C-40654 I have changed my name from Karamshi Patel to Karamshi Ravaria as per Affidavit. C-40655 I have changed my name from Parkash Karamshi Patel to Prakash Karamshi Ravaria as per Affidavit. C-40656 I have changed my name from Shalini Vishnu Achrekar to Archana Anant Jadhav as per Affidavit. C-40657

I have changed my name from Akhilesh Kumar Tripathi to Akhilesh Tripathi as per Affidavit. C-40667 I have changed my name from Pushpadevi Akhilesh Tripathi to Pushpa Akhilesh Tripathi as per Affidavit. C-40668 I have changed my name from Lalji Bachu Mandavia to Laljibhai Bachubhai Patel as per Affidavit. C-40669 I have changed my name from Jayaben Tappubhai Jivani to Jayshree Laljibhai Patel as per Affidavit. C-40670 I have changed my name from Diptiben Arvind Dudani to Dipti Shailesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-40671 I have changed my name from Diptiben Shailesh Patel to Dipti Shailesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-40672 I have changed my name from Shaileshbhai Laljibhai Patel to Shailesh Laljibhai Patel as per Affidavit. C-40673 We, Mr. Shailesh Laljibhai Patel and Mrs. Dipti Shailesh Patel have changed our daughter’s name from Vanshika Shaileshbhai Patel to Vanshika Shailesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-40674

I have changed my name from Lakhmi Chandar Makhan to Laxmi Chander Bohat as per Affidavit. C-40658

We Mr. Ravindra Mishra & Mrs. Sudha Mishra have changed our son's name from Ansh Ravi Mishra to Ansh Ravindra Mishra as per deed poll Affidavit No-KL 392045. C-40675

I have changed my name from Pralhad Bhimrao Binniwale to Mahendra Bhimrao Binniwale as per Affidavit. C-40659

I have change my name from Shantaraja Yellappa Shetty to Shantraj Yellappa Shetty as per Affidavit. C-40676

I have changed my name from Miss Taruna Kumari Joshi to Mrs Taruna Kishanlal Paliwal as per Affidavit. C-40660

I have change my name from Khadija Bi Khalil Ahmed to Qureshi Khadija Bi Khalil Ahmed as per Affidavit. C-40677

I have changed my name from Miss Ilakumari Pranlal Trivedi to Mrs Ila Jayant Jani as per Affidavit. C-40661

I have change my name from Charfare Farhat Begum Abdul Wahab to Kagdi Farhat Mohmed Husain as per Affidavit. C-40678

I have changed my name from Zafrul Hasan to Ansari Zafrul Hasan as per Affidavit. C-40662

I have changed my name from Mr. Md Azimullah to Mr. Mohammed Azimullah Salmani as per Affidavit. C-40679

I have changed my name from Shabana Parvin Aijaz Ahmed to Ansari Shabana Zafrul Hasan as per Affidavit. C-40663 I have changed my name from Mohd Mustafa Haji Ismail Gajarwala and Mohammed Mustafa Haji Ismail Gazarwala to Mohammed Mustafa Haji Ismail Gajarwala as per Affidavit. C-40664

I have changed my name from Pravinbanu Parvez Motlekar to Parveen Parvez Motlekar as per Affidavit. C-40680 I have changed my name from Mathew Sebastian Ambalathumparambil to Mathew Sebastian as per Affidavit. C-40681

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Above: This empty space is yet to be converted into the much-awaited bus depot. Right: Commuters have to line up along the main roads outside the railway station for their buses.

By Suresh Golani

railway station are pathetic. Deprived even of basic faciliespite being one of the ties including pure drinking busiest State Transport water, lack of proper enquiry bus services in the re- counters, urinals, the authorigion, the facilities provided to ties are yet to construct sheds commuters at the so-called and stands, thus forcing comdepot outside the Bhayandar muters to brave the weather.

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MHADA employees have no legal right to pension By Philip Varghese

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he Bombay High Court yesterday rejected a petition filed by employees of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), a government body set up to provide affordable housing to the people of the state, seeking pension on superannuation. The bench, headed by Justice V M Kanade, rejected the plea of employees on the ground that there was no statutory legal right available to them to claim pensionary benefits. The employees had pleaded that MHADA had already passed a resolution deciding to grant pensionary benefits to workers who had joined after November 1, 2005. However, the state had not granted approval to this proposal. The employees also demanded pension on the ground that the state had adopted Civil Service Rules which provides for payment of monthly pension on superannuation. However, the bench held that mere adoption of Civil Service Rules was not sufficient to create a legal right to claim pension. "Any decision taken by

MHADA can come into force only if the State Government approves it. We are inclined to reject the plea for issuing direction to provide for pensionary benefits to the employees," said the bench. Advocate General Darius Khambata argued that it is not a legal right of the employees to get pension. Such an issue cannot be claimed as a matter of right. Whether to give pension or not is a matter of policy decision for the state. Moreover, if the state decided to give pension to MHADA employees, then it may have to give such benefit to the employees of other state government organisations or state corporations. In that case, the financial burden on the state exchequer would rise, the Advocate General said. A similar petition had been filed before the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court wherein the state had informed that the Chief Minister had rejected such a proposal (of MHADA deciding not to grant pension to workers). Thereafter, the HC asked the state cabinet to decide the issue which too turned down the proposal.

Be it the scorching heat or the rains, commuters have to stand in self-formed queues amidst bustling vehicular traffic along the main road. This despite the fact that the ST authorities are in the possession of a vast property (adjacent to

the rickety booking window) which reserved for the construction of a bus terminal. Although various public transport authorities including Mira Bhayandar Municipal Transport, BEST and NMMT operate their services

Doctor's kin molested at Sewree By A Staff Reporter

5:30 pm on Thursday when his relative and his wife were lady relative of a senior stepping out of the quarters. doctor working at the The lady was attacked at the BMC-run TB hospital at entrance of the quarters by Sewree was allegedly mo- the boy who was under the lested by a man on Tuesday. influence of alcohol. The An inebriated man allegedly reason for this incident acmisbehaved with the 35- cording to staffers at the year-old lady who had come hospital was lack of security. to stay with the senior doc- People gathered at the spot tor's family during Holi. The and the man was handed doctor whose relative was over to the police. A case has attacked said that this inci- been registered at R.A. Kiddent took place at around wai Marg police station.

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Activist and social worker Zuhair Ali has been appointed as Secretary of All India Nationalist Congress Party (Minority Dept). Central state minister of Agriculture, Tariq Anwar, is seen giving the appointment letter to Zuhair Ali. Also seen in the picture are All India NCP Minority Dept. chief adv Sayed Jalaluddin and vice president Shabib Rizvi.

to and fro from the twin-city, the ST services are the most sought after medium for outstation travellers and also for people commuting to the various government and judicial establishments located in Thane. Although the on-

duty bus depot controller admitted that it was the need of the hour for his higher-ups in the ST department to construct a state-of-the-art terminal at the designated plot, he expressed his inability to do anything at his level.


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CHANGE OF NAME

I have changed my name from Balaso Gajendra Chavan to Balasaheb Gajendra Chavan as per Affidavit. C-40682 I have changed my name from Dhyanchand Keshri to Dhyanchand Keshri Rajbhar as per Affidavit. C-40683 I have changed my name from Jitendra Pandurang Ghodwinde to Jeeten Pandurang Ghodhinde as per Affidavit. C-40684 I have changed my name from Virendrakuma Hiralal Jaiswal to Virendra Hiralal Jaiswal as per Affidavit. C-40685 I have changed my name from Narayana Swami Subramonian to Narayana Swami Subramoniam as per Affidavit. C-40686 I have changed my name from Basant Kumar Dash to Basantakumar Dash as per Affidavit. C-40687 I have changed my name from Majazul Haque Munir Ahmed Bangi to Majaz Munir Bangi as per Affidavit. C-40688 I have changed my name from Arfana Siraj Pinjrawala to Aarefa Siraj Pinjrawala as per Affidavit. C-40689 I have changed my name from Kirandevi Ashokkumar Kedia to Kiran Ashokkumar Kedia as per Affidavit. C-40690 I have changed my name from Sadique Ali Naseem Ansari to Sadique Naseem Ansari as per Affidavit. C-40691

We have changed our minor child name from Manisha Bhaskar Vage to Sakshi Bhaskar Vage as per Affidavit. C-40700 I have changed my name from Dhansukhlal Bhalchandra Patel to Dhansukh Bhalchandra Patel as per Affidavit. C-40701 I have changed my name from Johnson George Paliyatharayil to Johnson George Andrew as per Affidavit. C-40702 I have changed my name from Bhaveshkumar Vasantlal Shah to Bhavesh Vasantlal Shah as per Affidavit. C-40703 I have changed my name from Manjunath to Manjunath Veerabhadrappa Wuntkal as per Affidavit. C-40704 We have changed our minor child name from Jatin Prabhakar Mhatre to Jignesh Prabhakar Mhatre as per Affidavit. C-40705 I Mrs Sushila Premkishan Chouhan have changed my minor son’s name from Vinay Premkishan Chavan to Vinay Premkishan Chouhan as per Affidavit. C-40706 I have changed my name from Rineta Valentine D’souza to Renita Valentine D’souza as per Affidavit. C-40707 I have changed my name from Amitkumar Dipakkumar Babria to Amit Deepak Babaria as per Affidavit. C-40708

I have changed name from Rukamani to Bharati Girishkumar Khemani as per Affidavit. C-40692

I have changed my name from Dipakkumar Babria to Deepak Babaria as per Affidavit. C-40709

I have changed my name from Sheetal Subhana Patil to Sheetalkumar Subhana Patil as per Affidavit. C-40693

I have changed my name from Yakub Tajammul Husain Khan to Yaqub Tajamul Hussain Khan as per Affidavit. C-40710

I have changed my name from Muneera Khyrunnisa to Khyrunnisa Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-40694 I have changed my name from Leeladevi Singhvi to Leela Singhvi as per Affidavit. C-40695 I have changed my name from Chandini Rajesh Shah to Chandani Rajesh Shah as per Affidavit. C-40696 I have changed my name from Rameshkumar Jasraj to Rameshkumar Jasraj Jain as per Affidavit. C-40697 I have changed my name from Pankaj Kumar Panday to Pankaj Kumar Pandey as per Affidavit. C-40698 I have changed my name from Mohammed Ismail Mohammeddin Shiakh to Ismail Mohammedin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-40699

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I have changed my name from Yakub Tajmul Khan to Yaqub Tajamul Hussain Khan as per Affidavit. C-40711 I have changed my name from Rasool Mohamed Shobath Ali to Shaikh Rasul Mohammad Sohabat Ali as per Affidavit. C-40712 I have changed my name from Abdul Razzak to Abdul Razzaque Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit. C-40713 I have changed my name from Karishmaa to Karishma Rafiq Virani as per Affidavit. C-40714

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in Malda for which further investigations are on,” said Deepak Pathangare, umbai's crime branch on Tues- senior inspector of Unit 8. day arrested three people and Based on some leads, a team led by poseized counterfeit notes of In- lice inspector Sunil Mane laid a trap in dian nationality worth Rs.4 lakh. Vile Parle East and apprehended the trio. The three accused, identified as Mok- On frisking, police recovered 400 counleshwar Mahaldar (30), Sikander Mahal- terfeit notes in the denomination of dar (35) and Azizulaah Sheikh (22), were Rs.1,000. Meanwhile, the police has also arrested by the sleuths of Unit 8, De- recovered a note of Rs.1,000, which the partment of Crime branch. accused had used to purchase some maThe Mahaldars are the residents of terial from a shop owner in Andheri east. Mumbra while Sheikh is the resident of All the accused are booked under relMalda district in West Bengal, said the evant sections of IPC and are remanded police. “Sheikh belongs to a major cartel to police custody till April 1. neel.shah@afternoondc.in involved in Indian counterfeit currency

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woman has lodged a complaint against her friend for allegedly stealing gold jewellery and cash collectively worth Rs.15.70 lakh from her residence in Mumbra township of Thane district, police said yesterday. Ravina Patil (45), resident of a housing society in Mumbra, has lodged a complaint against

Cash, jewellery worth over Rs.15 lakh stolen

Naseem. As per the complaint, Ravina had gone to Naseem's place for lunch on Tuesday and after the meal, she fell asleep in the accused's house. While she was sleeping, Naseem took away the keys of Ravina's house from her purse, went to her house and stole jewellery worth Rs.3.40 lakh and some cash, the com-

plainant claimed. An offence under Sections 454 (lurking housetrespass or house-breaking) and 380 (theft) of the IPC has been lodged and investigations are in progress by the local police. No arrest has been made in this case, police said, adding that further probe is on.

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT(TRANSPORT) EASTERN SUBURB E.E./TR/E.S./SWM/11707 Dtd.18.03.2014

CORRIGENDUM The Municipal Commissioner of MCGM, wishes to inform all that, in continuation to the tender notice for “Purchase of spare parts of L&T CASE 851 Model Excavator machines for SWM Transport department under Dy. Ch. Eng.(SWM) Transport “ e-bid no. 7100028396 published in the newspaper on 01.03.2014, a Corrigendum has been issued. The details are available on the MCGM website. All the prospective bidders are requested to take notice of the same. Sd/Ex.Eng.(Tr.)E.S. i/c PRO/1605/ADV/2014/Corri. Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment

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CORRIGENDUM The Municipal Commissioner of MCGM, wishes to inform all that, in continuation to the tender notice for 1) “Purchase of spare parts of Bulldozers (BEML Make, Model D50/D80/BD80) for Bulldozer Garage use under Ex. Eng.(Transport)E.S under SWM Dept”. e-bid No. 7100028390 2) “Purchase of spare parts for JCB 3DX Model Excavator machines for Transport Department under SWM Dept. for a period of 2 years”, e-bid No. 7100028391 3) “Supply of automobile spare parts of Scorpio Vehicles CRDE Make-Mahindra & Mahindra under Ch.E.(SWM) Dept. for period of 2 years”, e-bid No. 7100028392 published in the newspaper on 01.03.2014, a Corrigendum has been issued. The details are available on the MCGM website. All the prospective bidders are requested to take notice of the same. Sd/Ex.Eng.(Tr.)E.S i/c PRO/1595/ADV/2014/Corri. Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment

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he RSS yesterday filed a complaint against Rahul Gandhi in a Maharashtra court over his remarks linking the saffron organisation to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. The criminal complaint was filed by Rajesh Kunte, Secretary of RSS unit at Bhiwandi, a powerloom town near Thane. Addressing a rally at Sonale in Bhiwandi on March 6, Rahul had said, "RSS people killed Gandhiji." In his complaint to the court, Kunte said the remarks were defamatory and sought action against the Congress leader. BJP has already moved the Election Commission against the Congress vice president. "I registered a criminal complaint against Rahul Gandhi with the First Class Magistrate Court at Bhiwandi. Through his speech, he has harmed the reputation of our organisation. The remarks were made with an ulterior motive," Kunte told PTI. "His allegation, that RSS men killed Mahatma Gandhi, was against the judicial verdict in the case. This is a deliberate attempt for electoral gains," he alleged.

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farmers who have incurred heavy losses with their crops since February, due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms, which have affected 14,917 villages across the state. The PIL had been filed as pursuant to elections scheduled in Maharashtra on April 10, 17 and 24. The Model Code of Conduct has been implemented. One of the points in the code stipulates that the Government during this period shall not declare any financial assistance to any person. “This creates a hurdle to declare reliefs to the farmers who have been affected due to the natural calamity. Land measuring over 17 lakh hectares has been affected in the natural calamity. Crops of summer rice, jowar, wheat, vegetables, onion, sugarcane, corn, maize, groundnuts, and horticultural products like banana, pomegranate, grapes, orange, papaya, mango and sweet lime have been damaged. The loss of crops, which were ready for harvest and the ones taken to the market for sale, comes up to Rs 42,000 crore approximately. Several statements of assurance have been given by politicians, including the Maharashtra CM, about relief but no help has been provided till date. It would be a great help to the farmers if the Union and State Governments declare an immediate relief of Rs 20,000 crore. The affected farmers should also be given relief on payment of revenue and repayment of farm loans this year,” the PIL stated. philip.varghese@afternoondc.in

Hailstorm-affected will get maximum relief Continued on pg 1 « to be given at informal cabinet meetings. The state government has demanded a financial package of Rs.5,000 crore from the Centre and also apprised the Election Commission of India about the damage caused. We are trying everything to help out the farmers who are in distress,” he added. Chavan clarified that a high-level group comprising Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde,

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, has been formed. A Central team has recently completed its tour of the affected areas. The state government has given orders to the district administration to provide relief as per the standing orders in case of a natural calamity. He appealed to the farmers to have courage, and assured them that the government would go all out to help them recover their losses.


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IT Department sets up 24X7 monitoring cell to check use of black money during elections By Dominic Rebello

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n order to discourage the use of black money during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Income Tax Department in Mumbai has set up a round-the-clock control room and complaint monitoring cell. Under the instructions of the Election Commission of India, the IT Department has launched a helpline number for the general people at large to inform it about any suspicious movement of large sums of cash or bullion in Mumbai. The Control Room telephone numbers are 22624011, 22635511, 22627275. In case the Income Tax authorities receive any information about the movement of large amounts of cash or bullion, they would investigate the cases as per the provisions of the Income Tax Act,

1961. The general public are advised to carry necessary documentary evidence regarding source of cash, such as pass book, copy of cheque, withdrawal slip etc. along with identity proof such as Income Tax PAN card or address proof of his residence, office/business, identity card, along with the purpose or use of carrying large amounts of cash or bullion in order to avoid unnecessary inconvenience. The department shall seize the cash or bullion if no satisfactory explanation is furnished. The Election Commission has put in place an expenditure monitoring mechanism for curbing misuse of money power during the general elections. The EC has created an Election Expenditure Monitoring cell within its establishment to monitor illegal money and also appointed a number of Expenditure Observers to keep a tab on money power. It has also asked the Ministry of Civil Aviation to operate Air Intelligence Units at all airports to keep track of illegal cash movement.

Dr. Heena Gavit finally joins BJP, given LS ticket from Nandurbar CM Chavan drops Gavit senior from cabinet on the advice of NCP By Prashant Hamine

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nding days of speculation, Dr. Heena Gavit, daughter of NCP's minister for medical education Dr. Vijaykumar Gavit, formally joined the BJP. She was promptly given the

Dr. Vijaykumar Gait party ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Nandurbar (ST) reserved constituency. She will take on 10-time sitting MP and Congress union minister Manikrao Gavit. At a late evening meeting of the state cabinet, sources disclosed that the NCP asked Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to drop Dr. Vijaykumar Gavit from the ministry. Official sources disclosed that Chavan, acting on the advice of his alliance partner, has recommended to Governor K. Shankarnara-

yanan to drop Gavit Senior from the state cabinet. It may be recalled that deputy chief minister and senior NCP state leader Ajit Pawar had warned Dr. Vijaykumar Gavit that he will have to quit his cabinet post if his daughter joined the BJP. Sources disclosed that Dr. Vijaykumar Gavit did attend the state cabinet meeting called in the evening by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Sources close to him added that Gavit had kept his resignation letter ready in his pocket, but was not inclined to tender it unless asked to do so. In a related development, the BJP also gave a Lok Sabha ticket to former NCP Thane Zilla Parishad president Kapil Patil from Bhiwandi constituency. In doing so, the party has laid to rest the speculation about party heavyweight MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha being considered for the Bhiwandi constituency. Late in evening, Dr. Heena Gavit accompanied by leader of opposition in legislative council Vinod Tawde, party MLAs Girish Mahajan and Jaykumar Rawal landed in New Delhi. Dr. Heena Gavit joined the party in the presence of party president Rajnath Singh, prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Nitin Gadkari, Gopinath Munde and leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitely.

Uddhav calls Narvekar a ‘backstabber’ CITY

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hiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray yesterday lashed out at NCP president Sharad Pawar with Rahul Narvekar's entry into the NCP. Speaking to newspersons at his residence Matoshri remarked, “I will not backstab anyone like Narvekar did. The public will give him a fitting reply through votes”. Replying to queries over the government's response to demands for relief to the hailstorm-affected farmers, he remarked that the Congress-led UPA government itself was a national calamity that has befallen on the nation. However, the Sena suffered yet another jolt as its former MLA from Bhiwandi Yogesh Patil quit the party and joined the Congress. Asked about the steady desertions from the party ever since the Lok Sabha elections were announced, the Sena president stated that Rahul Narvekar was not a national issue. He further said that the NCP has suffered more holes than the Sena. Uddhav Thackeray denied that there was any infighting in the Sena and all were united in their cause to ensure victory for the BJP-led

Uddhav Thackeray NDA in the Lok Sabha polls. Last night, Thackeray held a two-hour meeting with top Mahayuti leaders to chalk out their campaign strategy. In a related development, PWP leader Jayant Patil called on MNS president Raj Thackeray at his Krishnakunj residence in Dadar to enlist MNS support for PWP Lok Sabha candidates in Maval and Raigad constituencies. Earlier, Uddhav Thackeray welcomed famous television

Rahul Narvekar actor Dr. Amol Kolhe into the Sena fold. Dr. Kolhe became famous after essaying the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in a Marathi serial. Speaking to newspersons, Dr. Kolhe in a sarcastic remark aimed at the MNS chief stated that Maharashtrian leadership needs to be aggressive but at the same time

should show restraint. Replying to a query, the Sena president clarified that the party will not field any independent candidate against former BJP president Nitin Gadkari from Nagpur. He assured the BJP leadership that he would not be a backstabber like the NCP leadership.

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henever some gruesome accident, a monstrous crime, a political or party protest occurs, the government, though wakes up a bit late – comes out with statements condemning or extending sympathy. If need be, in some cases, a cosmetic change is made. What is to be noted is that the government forgets about it all in no time at all. If the public uproar is very strong, some promises of action are made. Usually these promises are soon forgotten. There was a nationwide protest after the Nirbhaya happening. The Centre used excessive force on lakhs of people in Delhi. Even as it carried out a brutal crackdown, it made vague promises to frame rape laws. Later on, an exercise in this regard was carried out in parliament and some laws were passed. One of the recommendations was that a rape case should be put on a fast track. No specific time was fixed: The Nirbhaya case took as many as nine months. How fast the fast track should be was not mentioned in the law. It looks like the Nirbhaya case will be the only one in the fast track. The good old ways of rape trial have been resumed. It is possible even now the rape cases will be on the fast track but a fast track evidently has a new definition. The new rape law has done no good at all. In fact, the number of rape cases has increased. A large number of victims are children. The number of gang rapes have increased. Not much is being done about eradicating the crime. There are however declarations by the government that women need increased protection. This figures in poll manifesto also. They also promise special protection to women and a candidate thinks he will attract the voter more if he makes vehement reference to protection of women.

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n all my years of covering politics and governance in Delhi, I have never known a political leader to have had as long a honeymoon with the media as Arvind Kejriwal. It is true that Rajiv Gandhi was much loved and forgiven everything for a very long time but the media in those days was not what it is today. It consisted in the 80s of a handful of national newspapers in English and Hindi and a handful of powerful regional newspapers whose boundaries were limited by language. Literacy levels were much lower than they are today and if you travelled in rural India, the sight of one man reading a newspaper to a group in a chai shop was common. Sometimes it was only a school master who could read in an entire village. I can remember villages in the vicinity of Delhi where nobody had ever seen a newspaper. So the Indian media did not have the capacity that it has today to influence people into believing in a leader.

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Delhi, most political commentators reported the event as a 'game changer'. We knew that his decision to take a metro to his swearing in ceremony was really just a gimmick but this is not how we reported it. Not until the new government's Law Minister conducted his midnight raid on a supposed house of ill repute did some of the gloss start to peel. But, even then the government of Kejriwal was given more grace points than most and Kejriwal himself was portrayed as a rare kind of new leader despite not being able to come up with anything resembling governance while he was chief minister. Not even when he pulled his own government down to concentrate his attention on AAP contesting the Lok Sabha elections did he get any flack for be-

Like Anna, like Arvind The first time I noticed the power that the Indian media now has to influence public opinion in a significant way was when Anna Hazare was hailed as India's saviour by TV anchors who made him out to be a new mahatma when he came to Jantar Mantar to begin his fast against corruption. They brought their studios to Jantar Mantar and reported his every move. Although Kejriwal was by his side all the time and although he himself fasted for many days afterwards at Jantar Mantar, he was not treated with the same kind of reverence and so he went almost unnoticed except as Anna's constant companion. Kejriwal's own honeymoon with the media began later. Much after he formed his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He tried grabbing headlines on a daily basis by one antic or another but it was only when he exposed the financial dealings and mysterious wealth of Robert Vadra that he became a media star. When he continued to take on people, something that the media rarely dares to do, he became a really big hero and TV reporters took to following him around and slavishly reporting all the things he did and said. When his first foray into electoral politics last December won him the government in

ON THE SPOT Tavleen Singh traying the people of Delhi. When he went on his tour of Gujarat two weeks ago with the clear intention of maligning Narendra Modi, a huge contingent of TV reporters followed his move. It is possible in the best governed states to find disgruntled people and Kejriwal sought them out assiduously. He announced before TV cameras that the farmers of Gujarat hated Modi and that the only 'development' in the state had benefited billionaires like Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani but somehow the TV reporters who travelled with him did not think it worth asking how Modi could have won three elections if he was so unpopular. It is only in recent days that Kejriwal has started to get bad publicity. It started with his decision to take a private plane from Jaipur to Delhi to attend the India Today conclave. He

tried to explain this away by saying there were no commercial flights that could have brought him here in time but his story was mocked in the media and then before we knew it he announced that if he became prime minister he would throw inconvenient journalists into jail. That comment ended the long honeymoon and as someone who has seen through his antics and his wiles from day one I admit to being very pleased that the honeymoon is over.

Kejriwal not a messiah It is wrong to treat political leaders like messiahs even if they themselves believe they are. Kejriwal has indicated more than once that he is convinced about being a real messiah and not just a politician. Notice the way in which he said he started believing in God because his party had done so well in the Delhi elections. Notice how he talks about himself always in the third person. Notice how he says, ad nauseum, that he is 'nobody' and that whether he wins or loses the credit for victory and the blame for defeat will rest on the shoulders of the 'janata'. Notice how he speaks of himself as someone who has come to rid India of corruption. If these are not signs of megalomania it is hard to think what are. It is the responsibility of political journalists to draw attention to them but this has not happened so far because we have been so mesmerised by Kejriwal. It would not be wrong to say that we helped create the messianic image that Kejriwal has. So if today he is threatening to jail journalists we in the media have only ourselves to blame. Kejriwal is an extremely clever politician who has succeeded in building a political party in a remarkably short time. He has drawn attention to some of the most glaring flaws in Indian political parties and he must be given full credit for this. He has brought hope to millions of urban, middle class Indians who had become cynical about elections and political leaders in general and for this he must be given fullest credit. What he is not is a messiah and it was very wrong of us in the media for having portrayed him as one. Now that he has shown his disdain for the media we must hope that there will be some real political reporting about Kejriwal and his political career.

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mong the first responses called forth by my book 'What I Believe' were some letters from American Quakers. In these letters, expressing their sympathy with my views on the unlawfulness for a Christian of war and the use of force of any kind, the Quakers gave me details of their own so-called sect, which for more than two hundred years has actually professed the teaching of Christ on non-resistance to evil by force, and does not make use of weapons in self-defence. The Quakers sent me books, from which I learnt how they had, years ago, established beyond doubt the duty for a Christian of fulfilling the command of non-resistance to evil by force, and had exposed the error of the Church's teaching in allowing war and capital punishment. In a whole series of arguments and texts showing that war—that is, the wounding and killing of men—is inconsistent with a religion founded on peace and goodwill toward men, the Quakers maintain and prove that nothing has contributed so much to the obscuring of Christian truth in the eyes of the heathen, and has hindered so much the diffusion of Christianity through the world, as the disregard of this command by men calling themselves Christians, and the permission of war and violence to Christians. "Christ's teaching, which came to be known to men, not by means of violence and

the sword," they say, "but by means of nonresistance to evil, gentleness, meekness, and peaceableness, can only be diffused through the world by the example of peace, harmony, and love among its followers." "A Christian, according to the teaching of God himself, can act only peaceably toward all men, and therefore there can be no au-

that one could only wonder how this impossible reconciliation of Christian teaching with the use of force, which has been, and is still, preached in the churches, could have been maintained in spite of it. In addition to what I learned from the Quakers I received about the same time, also from America, some information on the subject from a source perfectly distinct and previously unknown to me. The son of William Lloyd Garrison, the famous champion of the emancipation of the negroes, wrote to me that he had read my thority able to force the Christian to act in op- book, in which he found ideas similar to position to the teaching of God and to the those expressed by his father in the year 1838, principal virtue of the Christian in his relation and that, thinking it would be interesting to with his neighbours." me to know this, he sent me a declaration or "The law of state necessity," they say, "can proclamation of "non-resistance" drawn up force only those to change the law of God by his father nearly 50 years ago. who, for the sake of earthly gains, try to recThis declaration came about under the foloncile the irreconcilable; but for a Christian lowing circumstances: William Lloyd Garrison who sincerely believes that following Christ's took part in a discussion on the means of supteaching will give him salvation, such consid- pressing war in the Society for the Establisherations of state can have no force." ment of Peace among Men, which existed in Further acquaintance with the labours of 1838 in America. He came to the conclusion the Quakers and their works—with Fox, Penn, that the establishment of universal peace can and especially the work of Dymond (pub- only be founded on the open profession of the lished in 1827)—showed me not only that the doctrine of non-resistance to evil by violence impossibility of reconciling Christianity with (Matt. v. 39), in its full significance, as underforce and war had been recognised long, long stood by the Quakers, with whom Garrison ago, but that this irreconcilability had been happened to be on friendly relations. long ago proved so clearly and so indubitably — Leo Tolstoy

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Report blames Nehru for India's defeat in 1962 war THE reportedly secret report of 1962 Indo-China war is said to pinpoint and blame the late Jawaharlal Nehru for India's defeat. This report is said to have been 'classified' and hence kept 'secret' all these decades denying the public from knowing the stark truth. Nehru is also said to be responsible for the status of Kashmir as it is today, alien to the Indian citizens. It is also reported that Sardar Patel took the initiative in sending the Army to Hyderabad to neutralise the Nizam who is said to have ordered genocide of the Hindus while Nehru was slow, which would have reflected adversely on Hindus. The brazen factotums of the decrepit Congress should also discuss about the Nizams cruel plans vis-a-vis Nehru's attitude and the Sardar's timely courageous action when they refer to Gujarat's riots in 2002 and blame Modi in spite of him being given a clean chit by SIT. Gujarat has made strides in many walks of life which are of vital concern to the public and Sharad Pawar being a

Another laurel for Tata APROPOS 'Aapru Ratan honoured' (ADC, Mar.18), it is indeed very heartening to learn that Singapore Management University (SMU) has

BIG HONOUR: The Singapore Management University (SMU) has conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Business to Ratan Tata. conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of business to the chairman emeritus, Ratan Tata of the Tata group, the biggest business conglomerate in India , which has a huge global presence too. This is second honour from Singapore post the award of honorary citizen of the country in 2007 by the government. Currently Singapore air lines' Air Asia has made a tie-up with Tatas for an airline, a JV which is to be launched very shortly subject to all the Indian governmental clearances. It would certainly help Tatas to spread its business further in Singapore for the goodwill this group has created in this country in view of the excellent vision of Ratan Tata. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai

Cong must take it easy AS reported elections are around the corner and all the political parties seem to have awakened from deep slumber and are indulging in ferocious propoganda and each party is trying to prove, 'holier than thou,' attitude and that they are

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criticising him. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai







THE report of the Australian journalist Neville Maxwell blaming the late former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru for India's defeat in the 1962 Indo-China war after 52 years is rubbish and has no relevance today. It is a clear cut case of betrayal by the Chinese who have backstabbed India after having good friendship with them, as the popularly saying goes: 'Indi-Chini bhai bhai'. I strongly feel that since the report is a secret defence document there is no need make hue and cry about it by political parties POINTLESS: After 52 years have like the BJP to gain political passed since the Indo-China war, raking mileage in view of the forthcomup the issue now is nothing but a bid by ing Lok Sabha elections. Since the the BJP to gain politicial mileage with an matter of the Indo-China war has eye on the coming polls. taught us a very strong lesson there is no need for any further senior and now a Rajya Sabha discussion and we must prepare to member may like to appreciate face enemies in a very strong manModi for the relentless efforts and ner, rather than fighting with each also advise his Congress col- other for political gain. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai leagues accordingly instead of more efficient and better than the other. It is indeed very surprising and rather comical to know that Congress party has also joined election wagon now which is not necessary as Congress party has ruled the country for 2 tenures,10 years and are suppose to talk abot the progress and prosperity and achievements in their era of rule and that when they had ample of time and opportunity to prove its worth, effciency, honesty, sincerity and ample of time to deliver which they have failed miserably on all accounts and fields and have nothing to talk or talk, be proud or boast of. Now their ploy is to only condemn and hold NAMO guilty of 2002 riots and hold him totaly responsible while they do not talk about 1984 carnage where Sikhs were mercilessly butchered when Congress party leader the late Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister. — S.P. Sharma, Mumbai

allow to go through). — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane

withstand one winter! As veteran Indian diplomat Mr. Gopalapuram Parthasarathy rightly remarked in an interview to the Russian Television last Sunday, Europe is living in a fool's paradise if EU thinks it can punish Russia! For gas, trade, tourists and students, Europe heavily depends on Russia. I wish the Crimean people peace, prosperity and progress as they had wisely voted to join their fatherland Russia.

THE entire Crimean crisis reminds me of a brave bear and the barking dogs! The bear in this case is Russia which wants to protect its cub (Crimea). The barking dogs are the western countries which cannot undo the bear's action except barking! And the bear does not care! If the west does not recognise the Crimean referendum that will not change the post verdict status. The Sun will not stop shining whether the west recognises it or not! A country (Russia) as big as the entire South American continent cannot be fooled by the west always. Today's Russia is not the Soviet Union of the 1980s and early 1990s to dance to the tunes of the west every now and then. Sanctions against Russia will only backfire and if Russia retaliates, Europe cannot

— Hansraj Bhat, Borivali

Boisterous bodyguards

BOUNCERS or bodyguards of Bollywood celebrities think no end of themselves. They often resort to — Lakshman Sundar, Vashi mandhandling the fans or the public on the spot where a shoot is in progress of their boss (celebrity), when they try to get near to catch a As political parties host dinners for glimpse of the celebrity. The recent garnering funds, my wife too “rowdy” behavior of Bollywood’s wanted to attend a Rs.10,000 din- most successful actor Akshay ner. A few appetising limericks. Kumar’s bouncer Shresay Theli toHere goes... wards a dentist, Dr. Shailesh Take me for dinner Sharma near Inorbit Mall, Malad this neta is a winner merely because the doctor tried to at Rs 10,000 it is free get a close look of Akshay who was his speech is dipped in iced tea seated in a van across the road plus you get a hajmola after dinner needs to be highly condemned and action initiated against him in the Wow! look at the spread stringent terms of law. He should political makhanwala with bread not be let off easily because he hapat Rs.10,000 it is free pens to be the bouncer of a Bollythe jalebis have non-corrupt ghee wood celebrity. While his boss the bread is secular brown bread Akshay Kumar did the stunt as a “rowdy” in reel life in the film After dinner we can take snaps “Rowdy Rathore”, the bouncer Shrewith the jolly good chap say did it in real life which is unwarwe can ask him questions ranted, uncalled for and unjustified. — K.V. Raman, Malad on the general elections look clever, clap clap clap

Poll dinner @ Rs.10,000!

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people are far more useful to our entire society and the nation than any cricketer or any other so called ‘celebrity’ earning solely for their own selves.

Worthy crusaders EVERY episode of Aamir Khan’s most popular TV show ‘Satyemeva Jayate’ is really eye-opener and extremely thought provoking. He deserves the prestigious civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna.’ Similarly all the genius people who appeared on this show on March 16 also deserve this prestigious award, who serve the society and the nation in managing ‘our’ waste without any expectations and never coming in limelight in anyway whatsoever. They don’t make any ‘records’ of fours, sixes, centuries, double or triple centuries in any of cricket matches like IPL, T20, ODIs, Test matches or any world cup matches and earn crores of rupees. Nor do they earn by becoming models in any ads in media and earn even a single rupee. All these

Big Bang theory variations PROTAGONISTS of the Big Bang theory about the birth of the universe have received a shot in arm with the publication of the results of a latest study in the field. The research team claims to have succeeded in imaging of the OF gravitational waves gener- LETTER THE DAY ating within seconds of the epoch making explosion that is estimated to have occurred roughly 14 billion years ago. Though this theory has found wide acceptance among the space scientists and astro-physicists, there is a minority school of thought which differs with this hypothesis. According to this argument, the universe has been in a Steady State right from the time immemorial, and the appearance of its ever-expanding is only an optical illusion. — Arun Malankar, Santacruz

Only winning candidates chosen THIS refers to the edit-page column 'Winning, not character, key to candidate selection by all parties' (ADC, Mar.18) by Virendra Kapoor in which he has somehow not mentioned the entry of Yeddyurappa and Sriramulu into the BJP while dwelling at length on Jaganmohan Reddy and Pawan Kumar Bansal. In fact, Sushma Swaraj has vehemently objected to the party admitting the fomer, tainted two but Arun Jaitley has silenced her by saying that it is a marginal issue and she should, instead, focus on winning the elections (by hook or crook). This being the norm since fighting the elections is a huge financial gamble, the public needs to grin and bear it without looking into the ethics of it, saying to itself 'Every generatioin does the same!' (if I may use part of a song from the Hollywood blockbuster of yesteryear, 'Come September'). The Election Commission is more concerned about conducting the massive exercise of the general elections all over the country without any hitch and cannot do much in this regard unless it is backed by strong legislations (which the parliamentarians do not

India hot favorites to win T-20 World Cup T-20 is a batsman' s paradise and India to me are hot favorites to win the tourney currently underway in Bangladesh in spite of indifferent form of our players in recent times. Players like Dhoni, Yuvraj, Kohli, Rohit Sharma who form the backbone of our side can mesmerize any attack and have proved their talent in this form of cricket. The fortunes of a game in T-20 can change in a matter of few big hits and our team has the ammunition to fire at the right time to give our side success. The conditions in Bangladesh will favour our side. Indian spinners too would chip in their bit on slow wickets with a little bit of turn and batsmen too would enjoy conditions that would be similar to our country. M.S. Dhoni too is a shrewd captain, perhaps the best in such form which would be a huge advantage for our country. Our boys have the talent and have tasted success before in such form of

CHAMPION STUFF: M.S. Dhoni and his men are masters in the T-20 format of the game and hence will have little difficulty in eliminating any opponent on Bangladesh soil. cricket with many players having been a part of the team that won the T-20 World Cup under Dhoni's leadership some years back. Time to repeat that per-

formance and here is wishing Dhoni and his boys the very best and hope we win the Cup in Bangladesh! — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon


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ays after the state government proposed to increase the license fee of permit rooms and wine shops, the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) in Maharashtra has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court opposing the proposed hike. The Maharashtra Government had in the month of February proposed to hike the license fee of permit rooms and wine shops by as much as 50 per cent. This had

invited heavy criticism from the hospitality industry which had termed the proposal as regressive and a certain death knell for the hotel industry. “Hotels in Maharashtra are one of the most taxed in the world. The industry cannot bear any more burdens. As it is, the hotels pay an aggregate of direct and indirect taxes to the tune of 38 per cent overall, compared to the five to seven per cent taxes in countries like Japan and China. We have now reached the stretch point. If the proposed hike in

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fees comes into effect many hotels will shut down. Hence, we have taken this step to protect the interests of the hotel industry and will hope for justice”, said D.S. Advani, President of HRAWI. He added, “We have informed all its hotel and restaurant members regarding the development and requested to await the outcome of the case before renewing their excise license. The hearing of the same is likely to happen before March 25. As it is customers have been complaining of high costs. Any

more increase and they will entirely stop visiting permit rooms. This does not mean that they will stop consuming alcohol; it will merely result in customers opting to drink at their houses or shifting to spurious liquor or country liquor. Consequently a lot of permit rooms will close down and employees will lose jobs, besides of course the gross tax collections witnessing a drop”, said Gurbaxish Singh Kohli, Vice President of HRAWI. According to sources, the license fee for permit rooms is proposed to be increased

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from Rs.3,66,000 to said Kamlesh Barot, the imRs.5,44,000 and that for beer mediate past president of shops, from Rs.95,000 to HRAWI. He further said, “The comRs.1,50,000. “We have been engaging placency that the Maharashtra with the government at vari- State always gets into for such ous levels to rationalise li- anti-tourism policies, is due to cense fees and taxes. While its privileged geographical pothe government is bringing in sition, and thus ranks in the departments within the Mu- highest among all states of nicipality like Ease of Busi- India on tourist arrivals. Very ness for promotion of small stimulants to hoteliers Tourism in the State, facilitat- will show a major effect due to ing a Single Window Clear- sheer numbers in revenue ance for simplifying maximisation, but the mindprocedures, on the other set on tourism with the govhand create such arbitrary ernment is missing, albeit at a revenue faux pas like the En- cost of our hotel industry’s tertainment Duty and now progress, an example being this steep rise in Excise fees”, this hike in the excise fee”.

HC directs state to take decision on open amenity space in Mira Road within 4 weeks By Suresh Golani

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n a significant ruling, a divisional bench of the Mumbai High Court has directed the State Govt authorities to take a decision regarding the hand-over of a public amenity space from a construction company to the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) within a stipulated time-frame of four weeks, failing which the judiciary will pass appropriate orders on April 22. The civic administration, on the virtue of a general body resolution, had allowed

Lodha Builders to construct and operate a private school (on a fixed monthly rental) on a piece of land admeasuring 7,781 sq mts in the Mahajan Wadi area of Kashimira. This space was originally earmarked as open space for developing needed public amenities. Objecting to the illegal tweaking of rules to forgo a prime piece of property at the behest of an influential builder, Shiv Sena legislator Pratap Sarnaik had sought the intervention of the CM. “It was really absurd that a civic official, during his stint as act-

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ing commissioner of the MBMC, took such an important decision which he was not entitled to. Moreover, the said plot is reserved for amenity use and handing it over to the builder on lease without inviting tenders has exposed the corrupt practices involved in the deal,” Sarnaik alleged. After the Urban Development Department failed to take cognizance of the pleas for more than three years, Sena leader Prashant Palande filed a writ petition (4448/2013) in the HC in May last year, seeking immediate

hand over of the land for construction of an auditorium, library and art gallery for locals. “The court has now sought a decision from the State Govt within 4 weeks,” said Palande.It should be noted that due to a colossal delay in acquiring land, the MBMC has already deprived the region of its first 'drama theatre' while other open spaces for public amenities are also under a systematic attack. Moreover, the MBMC has miserably failed to execute its 1997 Development Plan (DP) in the past 15 years.

Residents of Windsor Tower, Shashtrinagar, Lokhandwala in Andheri West, seen celebrating Holi with MP Sanjay Nirupam, Madhu Sanghavi, Ashok Shinghaniya, Prabhakr Sheti, Parag Sanghavi, Thrilok and thousands of other people who were present.

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Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 09/04/2014 at 11.30 a.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Thane City, Tal- Dist-Thane. Survey No. C.T.S Hissa No. Plot No. Area-620.30 No. 315 to 318 Tikka No. 13 — (Sq. Mtr)

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Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 09/04/2014 at 12.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Tisgaon, Kalyan (E), Dist-Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area-1405.18 85 3&4 — (Sq. Mtr)

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Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 19/03/2014

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POWER TO PasTEls A 2014 runway trend, pastels are taking spring fashion by storm. Rhea Dhanbhoora & Shirley Mistry show you how to incorporate the fashionable colour palette into your bedroom

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Pastels are soothing, calming and blend well into the background, making them the perfect colours for your bedroom. Take a look at some of our pastel picks:

This adorable pig-themed door stopper by J J Valaya is just so darn cute! Price `1,150

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This vintage looking ceramic bottle with a metal stopper by J J Valaya is ideal for a coffee table Price `2,850

This interesting horse figurine by J J Valaya is a great conversation starter. Price `1,650

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oft pinks, washed out blues, pale violets, muted yellows, milky greens and nearneutral browns — if any of these colours sound appealing to you, you’re already on board with pastels. For the uninitiated, pastels are soft, soothing versions of all your favourite colours. They don’t pop, blend in with other colours and are the most versatile colours for décor, because you can mix and match them easily with one another. They also remind us of spring, with pretty flowers and Easter coming to mind. Spring has finally arrived, so we’re helping you take the sugary, candy colours a step further than your closet by telling you how to incorporate them into your bedroom.

baby bluE

This baby blue chair by Space Design Collective is a great way to add a pastel accent to your room. Price `1,55,000 approximately

MINTy grEEN

This foot stool in a minty green by Space Design Collective is accentuated with small studs that add a bit of sparkle. Price `85,000 approximately

PaSTElS & yOu

Because pastels are so soft on the eyes, they have an extremely calming effect on you, making them the best bedroom colour options. Here’s a quick guide to what pastels can do for you: l Pair green and blue pastel shades for a soothing effect, especially for your tired eyes. l A soft pastel peach, rose pink pastel or soft grey are all comfort colours, which can help you sleep better. l Pastels are great for baby rooms as they are comforting for small children. l A milky white or a pastel yellow shade are good to stimulate creativity and imagination, so you can be assured of some pretty inspirational dreams with these colours. Paired with blues they’re good for mental growth. l Pale greens are extremely soothing and can help get rid of stress. l Soft turquoise shades can actually balance out blood sugar and ease hypertension. l In our humid climate, a pale blue is a great bedroom colour because it will help you feel cooler, calmer and happier. l A soft grey can help you think rationally.

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the adult Bedroom

This wooden chair with a pastel accent from Anemos is a great addition to any bedroom. price `22,500

Bright white: The first trick to making your pastels seem grown-up is to pair them with white. Whether bed sheets, a splash of colour on the wall or just pillow cases, white accents on or around the colour make it look more sophisticated. Choose muted colours: If you think only of green, pink and blue when you think of pastels, you’re not thinking of the right colour schemes. Pastels can brighten up a room even if it’s pretty peaches, soft creams or muted browns. mix & match: The paler the pastel, the easier it is to mix and match them. Putting green, lavender, pink and purple in a line together on your bed (with pillows) or on a dresser (candles perhaps) will look brilliant when it’s all done in pastels. Just a hint: Another way to make sure you don’t look like you stepped out of a CandyLand game is by using very, very little pastel in your room. An ornament, candle or a single pillowcase is a good way to start.

soothing Blues

These blue cushion covers and bed spreads by Goodearth are soothing, yet eyecatching. price On request

go for blue: If your partner is complaining about the pastels, give peach and pink a miss. But, a soft pastel blue combined with some well laid out whites and browns can in fact make your bedroom look manly, satisfying both your décor needs.

Bring in the Calm

These candles by J J Valaya have Amazonite and Rose Quartz stones at the base, adding the right touch of pastel. price `2,070 each

green with envy

If your house has a minimal décor, this chair by Anemos will blend in perfectly. price `96,000

Choose wood: Complement and accentuate pastels at the same time by choosing to surround them with lightly coloured wood. Too dark and it will look a little mismatched though.

Child’s play

For your child’s bedroom, get this pretty pastel blue set by Disney. price `495 onwards

your Children’s room

start small

If you want a small pastel addition, try these curtains by Sanctum. They are speckled with pastel blue and will easily match the rest of your décor. price On request

go for the walls: When it’s a child’s room, you can colour the walls in contrasting pastel shades. Think pink and green, blue and pink or even just combining unlikely, bright colours. It works great in rooms for children as well as teenagers. opt for laminate: Laminate is usually brighter, even if it’s in a pastel colour. So, opting for laminate on your shelves or bed, or even your wall, can make the colours pop. This is great in children’s room.

laminate it Blushing pink

This pastel pink duvet by Tangerine Home Couture is a great way to instantly liven up your bedroom. price `4,699

For a more permanent change to your bedroom’s look, you can pick one of the many pastel laminates Sonear has on offer. price On request

Colour Coded

The Leo 3-drawers chest by Houseproud.in comes in two pretty pastel shades and is great for your storage needs price `14,000

go wild with patterns: For a kids room, candy stripes, polka dots, textures and prints are a great way to play with pastels. get some prints: If your child is still small enough to want cartoon characters on his/ her bed sheets, you’re in luck. Prints and pastels are a great combination, especially for a children’s room.

muted pastels

These pillow cases by Maisha are in pastel shades of muted colours. price `1,000

go for the floor: This may sound strange, but opting for pastels as floor colour is a great idea. Get a rug or a carpet if you don’t want to change the colour of your tiles.


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Over & AbOve Helping underprivileged children to get an education is a worthy enough cause. But, Samina Khorakiwala’s NGO Khel Khel Mein does much more than that. Dev Goswami talks to the CEO of the NGO to find out the inspiration behind the initiative

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ducation is important, but sometimes, it isn’t enough. This is something that the NGO, Khel Khel Mein realises. Their initiative aims to provide poor children with an education, as well as teach them human values through the use of recreational programmes and materials such as books, puzzles and toys. Samina Khorakiwala heads this NGO and in our talk with her, she tells us about herself, what led to the creation of Khel Khel Mein (KKM) and how they're changing the lives of children from the slums in Mumbai.

this positive response, we started several centers across slums in Mumbai. You have tried to make Khel Khel Mein about much more than an initiative that aims to provide education to poor children. Tell us more about that. At all 14 KKM centres, we have standardised our learning and recreational resources, employed trained teachers and follow a 10week programme for children who are between five to 12 years. This programme is a value based, edu-creational programme that teaches through fun and play. With toys, puzzles and story books, we teach them good human values. At each centre, they follow the seven human values of love, patience, humility, forgiveness, truth, giving and gratitude.

Providing education to poor children is a worthy enough task, that can be quite difficult. But, you've decided to do more; what was the thought process behind >> Samina with the Khel Khel Mein children after that decision? receiving an appreciation award We believe in the philosophy that human values define our character. You hold a masters degree in economics, We try to inculcate good values in the have completed a certificate course in children as we feel this is the missing link in music and now lead a philanthropic life. Tell primary education today. us more about yourself. I was born and brought up in Pune and come As someone who is closely associated with from a broad-minded Bohri family. I have poor children and their inability (financial two children and my husband Huzaifa (CEO and otherwise) to be enrolled in good of Wockhardt Foundation) is my mentor and schools, can you tell us how much of a guide. With music as my background, I was a difference the Right to Education has made? piano teacher for 12 years before I got The Right to Education is a universal married. My students appeared for their entitlement to education that is recognised as graded exams through the Trinity College of a human right and includes the right to free, Music, London and all of them passed with compulsory primary education for all. I feel honours. I am proud of their achievements. there is an availability for it today — funded by governments. There should be infrastructure What made you start Khel Khel Mein? My mother-in-law, Nafisa Khorakiwala, who and facilities in place is chairperson of Wockhardt Foundation, with adequate books materials for initiated me to start Khel Khel Mein. As a and Buildings young mother I always had toys, puzzles students. and books in the house which were hardly should meet both used. After a point my children stopped safety and sanitation using these toys any more. Meanwhile, there standards, such as were underprivileged children around who having clean drinking Active had no way or form to recreate. That’s when water. I proposed giving away these toys and recruitment, proper puzzles to the slums around Colaba. At that training and retention point, the Rotary Club of Bombay Bayview methods should ensure decided to support me and through them we that enough qualified staff is hired a room as a toy library in the slums, available at each school. This is lacking in which ensured that the children who visited education today. There should be no it used their time valuably. When each child segregation or denial of access to any left with a smile on their face, we realised the students. This includes ensuring that proper potential of this programme. Encouraged by laws are in place against any form of child

>> Motherhood made Samina realise how she could make a difference in the lives of poor children. (Below) Samina at one of the training centres

labour or exploitation, to prevent children from obtaining primary or secondary education. Education should be affordable to all, with textbooks and uniforms provided to students at no additional costs. In relation to our last question, what more do you think we can do to ensure this? As responsible citizens, we need to adopt a more holistic approach towards education. As I mentioned earlier, it is a right for all children and they should be able to exercise it freely.

We do have young volunteers coming forward to help this programme in several ways. Time is the most precious form of commitment that an individual can give for Khel Khel Mein. There is an inner feeling of satisfaction and we aim to bring a smile on the face of every child at our centres. How has founding and being associated with Khel Khel Mein affected you personally? Having conceptualised this idea, it has been a satisfying experience. It is similar to nurturing your own child and seeing him or her fly to create their own unlimited potentialities. It brings me great happiness to see a smile on every child’s face.

This initiative is currently limited to If a lay person wanted to be a part of your Mumbai. Tell us about your future plans. initiative or help in their own way, what We plan to start eight additional centres in Delhi, which are already in the pipeline. advice would you give them?


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One fOr everyOne!

1. everyday mules Pick a pair of mules that are flat and colourful for everyday wear. Also, since most mules are closed shoes, be sure to walk a little in them before you pick a pair to make sure that they are comfortable.

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inding the right lipstick can do a world of good to your overall look. In fact, it is something that either makes or breaks your look altogether. Wearing bright orange lipstick on pale skin can make you look cartoonish and can tear apart your entire look in a matter of seconds. Certain lip colours pair well with certain types of skin tones. Our guide below helps you find out what colours suit your complexion best. We also recommend lipsticks for you to pick up. Take a look...

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>> Lakmé 9to5 range lipstick in shade Pink Bureau (`400) is a safe everyday pink.

>> Red Coat (`400) from Lakmé 9to5 range is a good red.

3. pavers england If you're more of a tomboy than a girly girl, picking up these loafer-style mules from Pavers England is a great idea. They are available in a variety of colour combinations, from subtle hues to brighter pinks. price `2,199

3. party ready Continuing with the rule, the slimmer the heel, the more appropriate the mules are for a party or an evening out. So, pick a pair in a satin fabric and stiletto like heel to make sure that they pair well with your dress.

You have fair skin if you have a natural, rosy complexion when you are sans makeup and can get away with minimal or no product to contour your face. You have a natural flush and can go bold with brighter shades of lipstick. Pinks with hints of purple, magenta and fuchsia look nice, as do shades of bright coral. Use the undertones of your skin to choose a colour. Corals and reddish-pinks look nice on those with a yellow undertone, and if you have a cool or blue undertones to your skin, stick to shades that have hints of mauve. The best part about being fair is that you can wear a true red lipstick, without bothering about undertones. Celebrity inspiration: Cate Blanchett >> Use a slick of bright pink lipstick to brighten up your look such as Maybelline's Super Stay 14hr lipstick in Stay with me Coral (`525).

2. Clarks from fashion & you If you want to opt for a casual look, mules with wedges like these from Clarks are a great option. The red and white stripes add a vibrant touch to your look. price `2,299

2. something extra With mules, the golden rule is that if you pick a pair with heels, the chunkier the heel, the more casual the look is. So, picking a neutral colour, with a chunky heel can be paired with anything from shorts and jeans to leggings.

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Dark skinned women can get away with a range of colours. Bright pinks, reds and oranges pop without looking too harsh. Stay away from pale pinks and nudes as they make you look chalky. Instead, pick vibrant reds, pinks and caramels. Plum looks great too. For a red, you can either try a warm, orange based one that will brighten up your face or a berry toned red. However, stay away from browns as they make your face look dull rather than brighten it up. Celebrity inspiration: Lupita Nyong'o

1. Charles & keith For a grown-up look, pick up these sophisticated navy blue mules from Charles & Keith. The dark shade will add a little colour to your look while still matching all your outfits. price `6,799

Mules, or shoes without a back, are a big trend this spring. Shirley Mistry tells you how to wear them

Lipsticks are a handbag essential and brighten up your face in one, swift swipe. Shirley Mistry tells you how to pick the right ones for your skin tone and brings you some great options

4. indian wear The next time you have to go to a wedding or family function, instead of wearing your trusty peep-toe heels, pick a pair of mules instead. Choose ones with embellishments and small baubles that will go well with your outfit, but will still set you apart from the crowd.

>> For the perfect red lip, try MAC’s Russian Red (`990) shade.

>> Rihanna wears printed mules with a mini skirt for a spring look

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4. nine west This one is for the fashionista. Slip into a pair of these high-top mules from Nine West and you'll feel and look totally fabulous. The dull pink is pretty, but not too childish. price `6,890

5. mix & matCh Instead investing in solid coloured flats, pick mules with polka dots or other prints. They will pair well with most of your spring tees, shorts and skirts and will take your look up a notch higher without any extra effort.

5. fashion & you Rock the mule look with a little platform toe and stilletto heel combined with it to look as glamorous as Rihanna without spending a bomb. price `799

himalaya herbals fairness kesar faCe wash The name itself promises fairness, however that is one area where this face wash fails. It’s not totally ineffective though — it does give you a slightly fairer skin tone that will last for a couple of hours at the most. But, the results aren’t too exciting and the same as what can be achieved by applying a little foundation. At first, I thought that maybe it would take a while for the results to show, but I used to face wash for two consecutive weeks without major and visible results. While its skin brightening ability isn’t so good, it performs the task of cleaning your face really well. The face wash manages to clear away all the oil and leaves your skin feeling fresh, smooth and soft. It also leaves a pleasant sweet fragrance. But though the cleaning ability is good, it is the same as a good face wash and is nothing exceptional. priCe `110 where Retail outlets star rating ***

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You are olive-skinned if you have a naturally golden or bronze complexion or simply have olive undertones. You are better off avoiding lighter pinks that may come across as pasty or chalky on your complexion. Nude shades with brown, caramel and even pink undertones look very flattering on this skin tone, as do shades of plum, purple and berry. For a red lip find a shade that is warm. For a bolder red, try shades of wine red. Celebrity inspiration: Eva Longoria

Medium toned women have a warm skin colour and yellow-green or yellow undertones. Women with medium skin tones can wear any shade of pink, from mauve and berry to dusty rose. If you prefer a nude lip, soft brown or caramel shades are a good option. Stay away from red shades that have blue undertones. Instead, pick a true red or a warm red shade. Celebrity inspiration: Mila Kunis

If you are pale, your complexion is more washed out than rosy. Avoid lipsticks that are too bright or too dark as the contrast between actual skin tone and lip colour >> is too high, making your look Colorbar's harsh. Opt for soft pinks, Velvet mauves and plums. If you Matte want a brownish shade, pick Lipstick in one with peach or pink Hot Hot undertones, such as a dusty Hot (`275) rose. Instead of orange, pick is the coral. For the perfect red perfect shade, pick one with purple red. or blue undertones, as most pale people have these skin undertones. Warmer reds will look unflattering. Celebrity inspiration: Anne Hathaway

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The dress is rather pretty, no? We think the gold butterflies at the border add a nice touch of colour without being overthe-top. The same can't be said about that gaudy belt in the middle though. It's too big and in your face. Her makeup is also bordering on scary.

Sometimes there just isn't enough time to call a designer, so what is a girl to do? Use the curtains of course! The high-neck, busy printed, floor length dress has too much going on. And that school boy's belt and over-the-top hairdo doesn't help one bit.

>> Colorbar's Velvet Matte Lipstick in All Fired Up (`275) is the perfect red for you.

>> Lakmé 9to5 range lipstick in shade Toffee Nexus (`400) is a great brown-nude everyday colour.

>> Pick Faces Go Chic Lipstick in Port wine (`249) for a plum red.

>> A coat of MAC's Cosmo, a dusty pink (`990) is a good everyday colour.

>> For everyday wear, try a soft pink like the Faces Ultime Pro Longwear Matte Lipstick in the shade Lust On (`599).

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The vibrant blue really makes Nagris look radiant. The high neck and billowy skirt gets evened out with a bit of skin-show thanks to the cut outs. But, what we like the most is the way she's accessorised — simple and not over-the-top. A great look for an evening out.

The salmon colour is lovely and the shoes go well with her outfit. But, come on Amy! You don't own an iron? The dress suits her figure but looks so old and worn out. And like all dresses that have served us well, this one should graduate to house dress now, love.

Sometimes more is just more... as would be the case with this dress. It's demure and lovely, but the length cheapens it. We love the beading and sheer sleeves, but the short hemline has us shaking our heads. A few more inches (and better shoes) would have worked well.

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Evaluating your career If you think you’re your own worst critic and best admirer at the same time, self evaluation forms are a piece of cake for you. The rest of us may need a little help getting them right, says Rhea Dhanbhoora

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o, do you think your team leader, colleagues and boss are being unfair when they give you a slightly lower rating than you would have given yourself during your yearly appraisal? For people who think they can judge themselves best, self appraisal forms are a happy time of year. But, for those of us who dread the extra paperwork and are scared about coming across as insecure, under confident or worse still, pompous and arrogant, self appraisal forms may be the worst part of your job. Thankfully, not all companies will have you fill them out. For those that do, here’s a quick rundown on how to get them right.

>> No need to get worried and confused when HR hands you your self-appraisal form; our pointers will help you out

Why am I appraIsIng myself? Self appraisal forms are not only a good way to let people see how hard you’ve been working, how far you’ve come and how driven you are for the future, they are also beneficial to the company. So, it’s not completely selfless of them to make you fill them out and they’re doing it for more reasons than simply giving you a shot at a raise. The fact that participation is active and collective from the entire office makes appraisals fairer and gives your employers a chance to get to know you. In larger companies, these forms help managers understand their employees better and also give the higher ups an insight into the difference of opinion between colleagues in a team. This helps them create teams that work more efficiently by putting likeminded people together and tweaking things for optimum performance.

gettIng the form rIght While you don’t want to sell yourself short, sounding like you know everything and are amazing at everything is the wrong way to go about filling up these forms. After all, everyone has their shortcomings and accepting them is important. Here are a few tips to filling in the form to the best of your abilities: l The first thing you should do is talk about the job you’re doing. Don’t make it seem as if you’re the best worker they

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We tell you hoW to handle the neW boss blues I have made a lateral switch into a new organisation and while my new team is supportive and filled with good workers, I keep feeling that there is a chasm between them and me. The work is fine; I haven't faced any problems, but I like to think of myself as a friendly, hands-on boss and that's something that I haven't been feeling. Can you please tell me what I can do? — aakansha modi, mahim dear aakansha, My first guess is that you're probably too new at the job for you and your team to be comfortable with each other. Lateral movements are always a bit tough because you're not only working with new people,

have; just talk about your career, where you started off, where you are now and your job in relation to where you plan to be in a few years. The bigger picture is always a good way to go. l Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback in your form itself. Although companies are supposed to have a face-to-face meeting after these forms are submitted, most do it as a formality and so, you might miss out on discussing important factors. Say that you are willing to learn, grow or change and make it seem like your utmost priority is to be the best that you can be at your job. You can even ask for specific training if you think you need it, but don’t make it sound that you are lacking or like the company owes you that. l It doesn’t matter whether you’re unsatisfied with the work you’ve done. Don’t be a downer on your form! Be positive, even when you’re talking about areas you have failed in. Don’t blame people (whether it’s yourself or your colleagues) and don’t complain about responsibilities that have been given to you. Remember that passing the buck and making excuses are terrible traits in an employee. l Although you should be positive, don’t pile on the laurels. Don’t be afraid to talk about the areas in your career/ work that need improvement and focus on saying that you recognise your weak points (which is often half the battle won) and wish to improve upon them. l When you’re talking about all that you’ve achieved, don’t be vague. Pinpoint things specifically so that it’s clear how much you’ve grown from the get-go. l Be concise and professional. No one wants to read an essay about your life! l Be proud of the job you have. Employers can smell dissent a mile away, so if you make it seem like you’re unhappy and resentful, they’re going to pick up on it and wonder why, especially if you haven’t mentioned it. And if you do need to mention it, don’t make it seem like you’re the victim of too much work. The less special you make yourself seem, the more impressed they will be. The most important thing here is to be honest.

you're leading them. My suggestion that is not to worry too much (especially considering your work is turning out fine), and give it some time. At the same time there are a couple of things you can do — take them out for drinks or coffee after work to break the ice. Also ensure that in your nervousness you aren't coming across as unapproachable. But, do keep in mind that you don't try too hard, not only because you'll seem weird and overfriendly, but also to ensure that your position as a boss remains sacrosanct. send your questions to womansworld@afternoondc.in before Wednesday

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here are a number of reasons why we love Sheryl Sandberg’s (businesswoman and chief operating officer of Facebook) BanBossy campaign; but we think that the opening lines of the website say it perfectly: “When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys — a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.” The campaign has received its fair share of acclaim and brickbats. But, if you were nodding vigorously while reading the statement, you should log on to the website and take their pledge to ban the word ‘bossy’. The best part about the website is that it is involves more than clicking on a Like or Retweet button. The website has some great stories about women (and even young girls) and how they’ve tried to challenge gender stereotypes. Apart from that they also feature leadership tips for women in different fields and suggestions on how you can initiate the gender debate among your family and friends. Where www.banbossy.com


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Emotional crEaturEs Filled with monologues, song-and-dance routines and a stellar cast of really powerful women actors, Eva Ensler’s latest play, Emotional Creatures, has been directed by Mahabanoo ModyKotwal and Kaizad Kotwal. Neha Shende tells you what she thinks of the production >> The Mumbai cast of the acclaimed Eve Ensler play

« top 5: Baking suBstitutEs How many times have you wanted to try a recipe but stopped yourself because you couldn’t source golden syrup or sour cream? Turn your disappointment around as Glynda Alves brings you easy substitutes for your most common baking dilemmas sour cream When a recipe (usually cheesecake) requires you to use sour cream, you can find yourself in a fix. And even if you do manage to source it, the price can turn things even more sour. The best alternative would be to use yogurt. However, do not use it as it is. Strain it through a muslin cloth to get rid of as much excess liquid as possible. Adjust the other ingredients so that the slightly more fluid consistency gets balanced out. >> Use yogurt instead of sour cream when making cheesecake

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irected by Mahabanoo ModyKotwal and Kaizaad Kotwal and produced by A Poor-Box Production, this flamboyant play, written in 2010 by Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler, made its debut on the Mumbai stage at NCPA last Saturday, 15th March. The play is a patchwork of several monologues, slide shows and song-anddance sequences. In these monologues, young women from all over the world talk of the problems they face every day, simply because they are women, and the extraordinary way in which they show resilience and stay strong through tough times. Says Mody-Kotwal, “In India, we always hear of the atrocities against Indian women. But women the world over are going through similar problems and this is never reported in our country. A need to show this to the Indian audience got me interested in the play.” The play begins with the entire cast asking questions in a sort of collective rhythm that grows into a crescendo of one voice asking the question — How to be a girl in this world? The play is episodic and almost Brechtian in nature, in that it makes generous use of slides and colourful lighting, along with songs that give the viewers a break from the intensity of the monologues to think on what the women are saying. None of the cast have one fixed role; they change from one monologue to the next, like they are opening a window into the worlds of these women. Sex trafficking, rape, slavery, child labour, objectification of women — these

are the issues the play talks about. In one monologue, a girl from Congo talks of how she was kidnapped and kept against her will by a soldier for two years and raped over and over until she could finally escape. She gives us eight rules that every girl should stick by to stay strong in such a situation. This powerful act ended in rule

>> Swati Das during her performance

no.8, that said “Do not feel guilty about how happy you feel when you hear he is dead.” Another powerful act came in the monologue of the 13-year-old girl from

China who is forced to work in a doll making factory. Her innocent talk reveals to us her likeness to the plastic dolls she helps make. She longs to be free but is unable to do anything about it, exactly like the immobile Barbie doll abused by its owners. The innocence of the child and her hidden longing for freedom was brought out very well by the actor. These monologues may sometimes leave us sad and angry but the girls narrate their problems with defiance and a will to survive that is infectious. Two such gritty performances were put up by the two youngest cast members, 14-year-old school girls Zaara and Deena. “When I saw that in my monologue I ask my boyfriend to wear a condom, I was apprehensive, I had never done something like that on stage before,” says Zaara, “But our directors explained the importance of sending out the social message on these taboo subjects and we understood,” Deena interjects. Deena did a monologue on a girl from Tehran who is forced to get a nose job to make her look beautiful. The play sometimes overdoes itself with its in-your-face acting and loud feminism and you hear uncomfortable mutters from the older audience during some of the more explicit scenes. Sometimes during an act like ‘Hunger Blog,’ where the young girl suffers from anorexia feels trivial compared to greater horrors like clitoridectomy and rape that other women suffer. In the end though, the play succeeds in what it set out to do — force us to think and question our patriarchal society that makes this emotional creature submit.

This sugar is much more moist as compared to other sugars. This is why it's used in cakes and desserts — to add flavour as well as a rich, moist texture. Sadly, this is not easy to source in Mumbai. Your best alternative would be to use Demerara sugar plus a tablespoon of molasses for each 100g of muscovado sugar you need.

molasses Got annoyed when we suggested using molasses in our previous point? Yes, we know that's not easily available too, so here's a replacement for it. Honey! This sticky substance is an ideal substitute because it has a similar taste and consistency. Use raw honey if possible and expect the cake to turn out a little lighter than what it would look like if it contained molasses.

cream of tartar You often just need a dash of this ingredient for a recipe but lack of it can ruin your baking! When the recipe calls for cream of tartar while beating egg whites, add the equal amount of white vinegar. While baking cookies, replace the baking soda and the cream of tartar in the recipe with baking powder. One teaspoon of baking powder replaces 1/3 tsp of baking soda and 2/3 tsp cream of tartar. If required in icing, you can omit it all together.

golden syrup This syrup is available but it's quite hard to find if you don't know where to look. Try gourmet food stores or shops that specialise in baking. But, if you need a substitute, honey comes to the rescue again. You can also try using jaggery (pop it in the microwave to melt it) though the flavour might vary.


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Drawing the line

« SoS: Solve our Situation!

think you can fix our readers’ complicated problems? read on...

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I have been seeing Meena for about two months and she is the most fantastic woman in the world! She is funny, cool, smart, has a great personality and is gorgeous to boot. I am really close to falling for her, hook, line and sinker. Meena... my Meena! Ah, there is no one in the world like you!

Uh... Paresh... Uh... there is something I have to tell you.

She sounded serious. I grew afraid... all sorts of things ran through my mind. She thought I stank, hated me, wanted out.

There are some things you shouldn’t tolerate in a relationship, no matter how much you love your partner. Shirley Mistry lists the top offenders

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But, it was nothing like that. What she said did come as a big shock to me nevertheless. Actually Paresh, you’re wrong. I should have told you sooner. You see...

friends and family, consider the alarm bells ringing. If he loves you, he will willingly accept your relationship with your friends and family and not try to separate you from them. Instead, he'll try to get to know them better too.

here are some things in a relationship that you should just not tolerate. We don't suggest you pack your bags and run at the smallest argument, but it is important to consider ending the relationship if you spot any of the following things happening.

finances, making investments or excessively spending your money without your permission or against your will, your partner is seriously crossing the line and you need to reconsider if you want to be in this relationship. You should have complete control over your hard-earned money.

Violence

Verbal aggression

Of all the things you shouldn't tolerate, this one tops the list. No kind of violence is acceptable. No matter how extreme the fight, situation or argument, if your partner can't talk it out and has to resort to violence, you are better off without him. Don't dismiss it as a spur of the moment reaction, a reflex or something only done in anger. Nothing can ever be enough to justify violent behaviour.

Your partner doesn't need to hit you to be aggressive or violent. Verbal aggression is equally unacceptable. Swearing or shouting at you, humiliating or belittling you are signs of verbal aggression. Putting up with such behaviour is equivalent do dating a bully — someone who considers you beneath him.

He said he was at the gym but it later slipped out that he was actually visiting his friends instead. If you find that incidents like this one are happening all too frequently, it is a cause of concern. Trust is the most important thing in any relationship and if your partner is going to lie to you about the smallest of things, honestly, you do know the sheer number and kinds of things he's hiding from you.

inVading your priVacy

cheating

It is one thing if you ask your partner to read out a mail to you if you have your hands full, but him snooping around or wanting continuous access to your email, social media and cell phone is not right. Unless you want to willingly share this information with your partner, he has no business prying into every conversation you have ever had. Also, if you find that your boyfriend or husband is trying to keep away from certain

If your partner has cheated on you, there is no reason to forgive him and try to patch things up. If your partner truly loves you, there is no reason from him to cheat. Also, how can you ever completely trust a man who has cheated on you. By giving him a second chance, you are sending out a signal that his behaviour is acceptable and nothing is stopping him from cheating again.

Meddling with your personal finances While it is a good idea to have a second opinion on your finances and what investments you choose to make, it is unacceptable for your partner to exert a right over your finances unless you want their involvement. The longer you are in a relationship, the more involved you are bound to get in each other's life. But, if you find your partner managing your

coMpulsiVe lying

« Dear grace, i have a problem... dear grace,

While playing Holi, I threw a water balloon from my terrace and aimed to hit my building friend below. The problem is that it hit her very old and frail grandmother. She fell down. I hid immediately. She's didn't need to be hospitalised but the doctor did say she needed two weeks bed rest. My friend says her family suspects it was someone in the building but can't be sure who, because

everyone was throwing balloons. I am consumed with guilt! Should I come clean? — Mahek Kapadia, bandra dear Mahek, Oh dear! Poor granny. While I am all for honesty and admitting fault, you coming clean is not going to change anything. So, keep this to yourself. You also can't be fully blamed as your intentions were good and if granny is getting out of the building on Holi,

she should expect to be involved in the revelry — voluntarily or not. But you can ease your guilt by being a helpful neighbour. Call and ask your friend if her grandmother needs any help or if you can keep her company. But, if there is no harm done — forget it, work on your aim and maybe skip the balloons next time. Send your questions to womansworld@afternoondc.in

There IS someone like me. I have a twin! We are almost identical. Sorry. Hahaha! I tried imagining it.... TWO Meenas! It was quite mind-boggling. I was mind-boggled!

Mmmm... TWO Meenas!

Hahahaaha! Paresh! Stop making faces. It is not TWO Meenas. It is Meena and Teena. And we only LOOK the same. And you can meet her next weekend! She is flying back from Singapore for our birthday. The next morning he was coming over. I got my hair styled, dressed up a bit, bought cupcakes for our coffee break, had conversations with him in my head... Then he rang the bell and I got so nervous, I turned off the lights and pretended not to be at home!

Here is your invitation. We’re having a party! "So my problem is... what is the protocol on birthday gifts for twins? Meena is my girl and Teena is her twin sister. But, I don’t know Teena at all. Do I get both a gift? Should it be the same? How does this work? Please tell me soon!” — PareshGoes2aParty a) You don’t know Teena so there is no need to get her anything. b) This is the sister of the girl you love AND her twin. Getting her a gift too will win you brownie-points with BOTH. But, at the same time, Meena’s gift has to be extra special. Teena’s can be something small and generic. Definitely not the same gift! c) Buy them something they can share. Two birds, one stone! LAST WEEK: Ms. Muddles should pick Option B: All change is challenging and nostalgia is a vortex. Focus on why you wanted a change. You were new at your old job once!

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Don’t rush into sex

I am 24 years old and am soon getting married. What does a newly married girl expect from her husband on the first night? What are the needs of a girl during sex? How should I approach her for sex? Is it okay to do so on the first night? First of all, a lot depends on whether it is a love marriage or an arranged marriage. If it is a love marriage then I would presume that a meeting of the minds, sharing of feelings, hopes and dreams, and some level of intimacy would already have taken place. You would have already understood each other to a certain degree and bonded with each other, which is the foundation of physical intimacy. On the other hand, in an arranged marriage, all the above has yet to happen, and if you rush into physical intimacy without having laid the foundation of the

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maintain an erection is your ‘friend’. Don’t rush into sex. Even if you termed as ‘Erectile spend your first night and honeymoon Dysfunction’ and developing a friendship and a bond, it is okay, in commonly occurs in fact even advisable (which is unlike what many those suffering from of your friends and relatives would advise). diabetes mellitus. The After developing an emotional closeness, prevalence of erectile physical closeness very naturally will happen, dysfunction in diabetes and it is best to let it ‘happen’. ranges from 35 to 75 Having said that, whether in a love marriage per cent. or arranged, there must be adequate foreplay Uncontrolled before you get into the actual act. A woman diabetes affects the needs a much longer foreplay than a man, in blood vessels as well order to be aroused, and it is only when she is as causes neuropathy, aroused, that she will enjoy the act with you and also be satisfied. If you rush her, then it may not due to which one starts finding difficulty having only leave her dissatisfied, but may also result an erection. Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle To treat erectile dysfunction, you will first in pain, which is not the best way to start any M.D. (Bom) Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor have to get yourself properly treated for relationship. diabetes. Once your diabetes is controlled through diet and medication, your erectile problem may get corrected itself, or will be Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle I am a married man with three children. Now- easier to treat it even separately. Ph.D. Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor a-days during sexual intercourse, my penis  Heart To Heart Counselling Centre runs does not have enough strength and does not Certificate courses in Counselling & Sex relationship, it may be very awkward and get hard to have a successful intercourse. I am Education at 10 Jerbai Baug, Byculla (E), embarrassing for her. Therefore, if you are a diabetic with a fasting sugar level of 227. Mumbai-27. Tel: 22184528 / 9821093902. entering an arranged marriage, your first goal Your blood sugar level is high. It is suggestive Email: hthindia@gmail.com must be to become her ‘friend’ and make her of diabetes mellitus. The inability to attain and www.hearttoheartindia.net

HEART TO HEART

Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction

What the cards say: Focus. Path: Think things through with patience. Don’t rush. Ally: Libra will show you balance. Avoid Gemini who will confuse you. Card for the week: Tarot key no. 11 Justice. Inner balance and right ingredients in life are necessary. As you have sown so you will reap. It is time to live out your karmas.

What the cards say: You need to see things from other viewpoints. Path: Humility. Remember you don’t know it all. Don’t cloud your mind with irritation. Ally: Virgo will ease you. Avoid Aries who will make you meaner. Card for the week: Tarot key no. XX Judgment. It invites to look at your motives and reasons for doing things. Be dispassionate and objective. The right judgment will open right doors for you.

What the cards say: Know yourself better. Path: Objectivity will bring you insight. Don’t justify wrong things by clever arguments. Ally: You need to win the right people to your side. Don’t trust those who have something to gain. Card for the week: Tarot key no. IX The Hermit. Be wise and see the light of wisdom. Connect to the source and commit to the right.

What the cards say: Clutching on to material things is a sign of poverty. Path: Be open hearted and open minded. Don’t take matter so seriously. It is perishable. Ally: Water sign Scorpio will show you what you are trying to hide. Avoid Sagittarius for their radical ways. Card for the week: Tarot Key no. XXI The World. To be liberated is to be free to live your life without fear. You are the world and the world is you. Experience the oneness.

What the cards say: Be happy and secure. Path: Connect with loved ones. Don’t do things to prove a point. Just flow. Ally: Virgo will stabilise you. Avoid Sagittarius who could fan your impulsiveness. Card for the week: Tarot key no. XIV Temperance which says that balance and moderation is need of the hour.

What the cards say: There is a God in heaven. All is right with your world. Path: Live in faith. Don’t brood or worry. You will be looked after. Ally: Pisces will be a great support. Stay away from Gemini. They will confuse you more. Card for the week: Tarot key no. XII The Hanged Man. Surrender will transform your personality. See things from a different point of view.

What the cards say: Be grateful for what you have. Path: Follow rather than lead. Don’t take charge. Leave that to God. Ally: The water sign Scorpio will give you strength. Don’t tangle with Leo who could make you hyper. Card for the week: Tarot key no. XIV Temperance. Balance and moderation, healing and harmony are on their way.

What the cards say: Your life is forged in the fire of the soul. Path: Love is all important, specially for you. Don’t stay aloof. You need to connect and heal. Ally: The sign of Pisces will show you forgiveness. Don’t take advice from Capricorn who will make you more morbid. Card for the week: Tarot Key no. VIII Strength. You need to bring it to the fore. Tame the animal side of yourself with love and compassion.

What the cards say: Take responsibility of yourself. Path: Face the unexpected with equanimity. Don’t get too involved in partying this week. Ally: Aquarius will be a good friend. Avoid Taurus, you will get bored with them. Card for the week: Tarot key no. IV The Emperor. There are duties and responsibilities and rights and power. All of these are yours for taking.

What the cards say: Empathy will win you love that you will seek. Path: Sometimes life is not rational. Don’t constantly judge and calculate. Accept. Ally: Virgo will give good advice. Card for the week: Tarot Key no. X Wheel of Fortune which indicates change and success.

What the cards say: Sacrifice. Path: Acknowledge what has been given to you. Don’t be blinded by your needs. Ally: Libra will show you the truth. Card for the week: Tarot key no. II The High Priestess, suggesting that you connect with your inner true self. See the inner and go with the true knowledge that you discover.

What the cards say: Everything is not to be taken personally. Path: Be strong and tough. Don’t allow your loved ones to bully you. Stand up to what is right. Ally: Seek advice from Aries who will make you tough. Stay away from Gemini who could make fun of your emotions. Card for the week: Tarot Key no. X The Wheel of Fortune. A time of change and success. Flow with the tide. You will gain.

March 20-2y6 Thursda to y d e W nesda

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TOP VIEW

They are saying there are no raids or arrests yet. Should we wait to get raided and arrested? CBI chose to ignore the fact that the I-T department found no merit in its probe against Shah. Yet, CBI chose to file a criminal PE against me

Former Sebi Chief C B Bhave BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Religare calls a ‘Buy’ on TCS CMP: Rs. 2041

Markets Consolidate

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Thursday (March 20, 2014) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose marginally on Wednesday (March 19, 2014) a net 7.40 points (0.11%) and closed at the 6524 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 6530 points level. It then declined sharply into the red and registered the day’s low at the 6506 points level at 9.39 a.m. The index then bounced back into the green, rose sharply and registered the day’s high at the 6541 points level at 10.59 a.m. It then declined and turned into a range bound movement to close the day on a flat note. The Nifty witnessed a volatile session and moved in a narrow range of 35 points. Sentiment was bullish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 33 were gainers, while 17 were losers. Substantial buying was seen in metal and FMCG stocks, while substantial selling was seen in IT, technology and PSU stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) decreased 0.18%. This change is small and indicates a moderate participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was neutral. Amongst all the traded stocks, 754 were gainers, 737 were losers and 76 remained unchanged. Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator is in the over-bought zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is at the slow D line (neutral). RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 60 level and is now rising (positive if it continues).

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

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line and both lines are flat. No signal here. The ADX is rising while the Market Index is flat. No signal here.

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

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 6338 points level. The next support is at the 6136 points level.

Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance is at the 6579 points level. The next resistance is at the 6621 points level.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 6524 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6506. Support (2) = 6489. Resistance (1) = 6542. Resistance (2) = 6559. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: The market seems to be consolidating at current levels. On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a second consecutive doji pattern. This indicates that the indecisiveness amongst investors continues. The next candle formation will confirm whether the bias is towards the buy or sell side of the market. However, the index is above its 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages, and all the four averages are rising and also positively trended. Further, the velocity parameters too indicate strength. Both these indicate a positive bias and the possibility of a further up move unfolding. Investors are advised to hold long positions.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6510) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 6406) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6283) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 6008) Positive. All the four averages are positively trended. Positive.

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Target Rs. 2450

We attended the TCS analyst meet and key takeaways are: (1) Expect Q4 to be softer than Q3 in CC terms; (2) Growth to be led by Europe and Latam, India to decline; (3) Stronger outlook for FY15 over FY14 maintained; and (4) Margins to drop 40-50bps QoQ due to investments. Overall, the near-term commentary was soft but management retains its positive discretionary spend-led FY15 outlook. We think predictable growth with strong execution should help sustain TCS’s valuation premium (19x FY15E P/E) to the sector. BUY. Q4 softer than Q3: Management indicated that Q4 is likely to be softer than Q3 on a CC basis. Geographically, the US and UK are expected to grow at the company average, while growth in Europe should remain strong. India is expected to decline, though not as much as in Q3. Overall, we believe Q4 CC growth rates should come in at ~3% QoQ. Maintains FY15>FY14 demand outlook: Management maintained its stronger outlook for FY15 on a recovery in discretionary spends. While TCS has seen a relatively soft performance in H2FY14, we think a supportive US macro and offshoring in Europe should drive growth. Margins soft due to investments: Operationally, management expects to be able to keep margins steady, though investments could shave 40-50bps off margins in Q4. Other income FX gains are expected to be flat QoQ with no material movement in FX. Valuations and View: We note that valuations, though at a premium to the sector, have moderated to 19x FY15E earnings. We think predictable growth and the ability to navigate margins will support TCS’s premium over the sector. An improvement in demand outlook and continued execution would be the key stock triggers. Maintain BUY with a TP of Rs 2,450.

Motilal Oswal calls a ‘Buy’ on Maruti Suzuki CMP: Rs. 1871

Target Rs. 2450

MSIL reviewed terms of proposed Suzuki Gujarat plant (SG), to fully address concerns raised by the investors. Further, it is voluntarily seeking minority shareholders’ approval for this arrangement. Post these revisions, we believe focus would return to the fundamentals, which are clearly stabilizing and showing initial signs of improvement with increase in footfalls/ enquiries. MSIL is a clean play on economic recovery in India. Post this clarification, we are reverting valuations for TP to 10x FY16 Cash EPS (implied ~16x FY16 EPS), which we had discounted by 20% due to ambiguity surrounding Gujarat plant. Maintain Buy with TP of ~INR2,500 (16x FY16 EPS or 10x Cash EPS). We rate MSIL as our top-pick in the auto sector. As per revised terms, entire capex would be funded by depreciation and equity contribution by Suzuki Motor (Parent), indicating there wouldn’t be any profit retention by SG. Earlier capex funding was also from profit margins for car sold from SG. Effectively, pricing of cars from SG would be at actual cost + depreciation (v/s earlier pricing = cost + depreciation + margins). The impact of any direct or indirect taxes on account of the contract manufacturing agreement would be assessed before finalizing the agreement. It reiterated that SG would function on basis that it would neither generate surpluses nor make losses. As per revised terms, since pricing of cars sold by SG would be cost + depreciation, it would be breaking even at PBT level. However, there might be temporary cash accumulation (on account of depreciation) as capex cash outflow wouldn’t match with depreciation. We believe these revisions should clarify any doubts about intentions of the parent, and makes us believe that Suzuki would be solely interested in derisking its Indian manufacturing operations after its experience of Manesar industrial unrest. Our preliminary calculation suggests that this arrangement could add ~INR340/share of NPV due to capex savings (ex depn). We will re-evaluate as we deal get formalized and further clarity emerges. Valuation & view: We believe MSIL has addressed two major investor concerns on the Gujarat plant: Funding for additional capex: The additional capex will be funded only by a combination of depreciation and equity infusion by Suzuki, with no mark-up on car sold to MSIL. Gujarat plant ownership: In the event of non-renewal of the manufacturing arrangement, the assets of the Gujarat subsidiary would be transferred to MSIL at book value (v/s a fair value based on independent valuation). We believe the Gujarat facility arrangement through Suzuki’s 100% subsidiary is beneficial for MSIL, improving overall profits (with treasury income) and return ratios. Also, accumulated cash can be invested by MSIL to fortify its marketing network and strengthening its R&D. This clarification also makes clear that Suzuki’s intention is not to profit from this investment directly but through MSIL, given its 56% stake. The impact of the Gujarat facility on MSIL’s financials would be seen only in FY17. Our preliminary estimates indicate NPV of ~INR340/sh (~19% of CMP) for benefits of this deal accruing to MSIL. The stock trades at 14.9x/11.2x FY15E/16E consolidated EPS of INR116.9/INR155.1.


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Will improve their credit profiles, says S&P

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ore Indian companies are improving their high financial leverage and boosting their credit profiles by adopting measures such as sale of equity and assets or using their free operating cash flows to reduce debt... The size of the measures taken and our expectation of the impact on a company's financial ratios will determine the improvement on the company's credit profile.” , said Standard & Poor's Ratings Servicesin a report released yesterday. "Besides raising equity and selling non-core assets, Indian companies are also divesting stakes in businesses," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Mehul Sukkawala. "In our view, the companies' main reasons for improving their financial profiles are the weak economy and high interest rates in India, which have adversely affected cash flows and debt-servicing ability. Another reason is companies are refocusing on reducing debt after years of investing significantly on rapid growth."

Standard & Poor's recently revised the outlook on its 'B+' rating on Tata Power Co. Ltd. to positive and raised the rating on Bharti Airtel Ltd. to 'BBB-' after both Indian companies started focusing on lowering debt, in addition to benefiting from favorable regulatory developments. Tata Power announced a rights issue of Indian rupees (INR) 20 billion and a stake sale in a coal mine amounting to about US$500 million. Bharti Airtel also raised US$1.25 billion through equity offering last year and we believe the company would continue to take measures such as sale of stakes in subsidiaries (such as Bharti Infratel Ltd.) or non-core assets (such as tower infrastructure). Tata Steel Ltd. has also taken steps to reduce its leverage. The company sold part of its investment in Titan Industries Ltd. shares in 2013. Tata Steel has put its Borivali land up for sale and we believe the company would take further steps to reduce leverage. The company has also deferred phase 2 of its Orissa greenfield project; we view this to be positive for free cash flow

generation after the completion of phase 1, which Tata Steel expects by March 2015. Many companies in the infrastructure sector with very high leverage are also considering selling assets or stakes in subsidiaries to improve their debt-servicing ability, financial flexibility, and liquidity. For example, GMR Infrastructure Ltd. has sold two of its road projects in 2014 and signed an agreement to sell its 40% stake in the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport. We believe this would enable the company, and others like it, to withstand the current weak economic environment and position well for future opportunities. Standard & Poor's also expects companies to reduce debt through positive free operating cash flows. This is because many Indian companies have significantly reduced capital expenditures and expansion plans in the current economic environment. This is especially the case for sectors that typically use high capital expenditures, such as power, metals and mining, and infrastructure.

Financial Viability Of Highway Projects Strained By A Business Reporter

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n analysis of national highway projects by CRISIL Research, shows a significant slowdown in traffic growth over the past couple of years. In addition, base traffic (in the first year of operations) on many highways has been well below estimates made by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Add cost overruns, and what you get is severely strained financial viability of highway projects. CRISIL Research’s analysis of 15

national highway stretches shows traffic growth, in PCU (passenger car unit) terms, slowed to about 3-4 % in fiscal 2012 and 2-3 % in 2013, compared with 7-8 % in between fiscals 2007 and 2011. "This is primarily because commercial vehicles traffic, which account for over three-fourths of total traffic, hardbraked, growing at just 2-3 % in fiscal 2012 and by one % in 2013. On the other hand, passenger vehicle traffic grew a healthy 15 % in the two years. It estimates that overall traffic

Investments Increase In Logistics Sector By A Business Reporter

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nvestment inflows to the logistics sector improved, following India’s economic impetus in the second half of 2013. At the same time, however, rental values remained under pressure across certain industrial markets, according to CBRE’s latest report, India Logistics Market View – H2 2013. Demand for logistics and warehousing space was largely driven by the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and third party logistics (3PLs) sectors; while engineering and manufacturing firms adopted a wait-and-watch approach. Leasing and transaction activity declined across most warehousing micromarkets during the second half of 2013. Due to weak leasing sentiments, rental values either remained stable or witnessed a

marginal decline across markets. The Northern Corridor of Hyderabad, Bhiwandi near Mumbai, the Southern Corridor of Bangalore, and the Northern Industrial Belt of Chennai were some of the preferred micro-markets among FMCG firms in 2013. Kolkata also witnessed small-to-medium sized transactions along the NH-2 (Grand Trunk Road) and NH-6 stretches, primarily from 3PLs and manufacturing firms. Commenting on the findings of the report, Anshuman Magazine, Chairman and Managing Director, CBRE South Asia said, “The general economic slowdown and weak consumer sentiments also impacted the logistics and warehousing sector. Leasing remained low; and the size of space take-up was limited too, since very few large-sized transactions were recorded during 2H 2013. ”

growth has remained weak in the current fiscal (2014) and will continue to languish around 3-5 % over the next 12 months. Typically, a 100 bps drop in traffic growth over the concession period can result in a 75-100 bps decline in project returns," says Prasad Koparkar, Senior Director - Industry and Customised Research, CRISIL Research. But traffic growth is not the only problem for developers. In the case of 6 national highway stretches that were studied, base traffic has been lower by a significant 20 to 40 % compared with NHAI estimates. To be sure, developers would have conducted their own traffic studies, but the significant deviation from NHAI estimates indicates the potential adverse impact on project returns. Things turn grimmer because the 6 projects are significantly delayed and are seeing an average cost overrun of about 23 %. The delays are largely due to land acquisition and clearance issues. "Clearly the calculations of many road developers have gone awry. Our analysis shows 5 out of 6 projects have an average debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) of less than one in the first 5 years of operations. This means, if there is no additional capital infusion, developers will find it difficult to service loans. Also, project returns today are in the 8-14 % range – less than half the 22-26 % arrived at based on NHAI’s traffic and cost estimates," said Rahul Prithiani, Director - Industry Research, CRISIL.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Gujarat Tops In Economic Freedom

Giving a thumbs up to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi ahead of the general elections, a report said Gujarat tops the list of states in terms of economic freedom, improving its position from the 5th place in 2005. "Gujarat is not only the freest state, but it has also registered the fastest rate of improvement (from 0.46 to 0.65). The second fastest improver is Andhra Pradesh (from 0.40 to 0.50)," said the report on Economic Freedom of the States of India (EFSI)- 2013. The report, jointly authored by economists Ashok Gulati, Bibek Debroy, Laveesh Bhandari and journalist Swaminathan Aiyar, is based on an index which takes into account parameters like size of the government, legal structure and security of property rights and regulation of business and labour.

CPSE ETF Gets Bids For Rs 1,800 Crore

CPSE Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has got bids of over Rs 1,800 crore at the end of second day yesterday with strong response pouring in from retail investors. The ETF had yesterday received bids worth Rs 835 crore from seven anchor investors, including State Bank of India and insurance companies. Sources said there was strong retail response and as much as Rs 1,000 crore has been collected yesterday. The ETF, through which government aims to garner Rs 3000 crore, is open for retail and other institutional buyers till March 21.

Sebi Wants PSBs As 'Public' Shareholders In SEs

Capital markets regulator Sebi has suggested that banks and financial institutions from public sector be considered as 'public shareholders' in stock exchanges, but the view has been rejected by Finance Ministry. The issue is likely to be discussed tomorrow at a meeting of Sebi's board, which would also be apprised of the impact of the Finance Ministry's decision for not agreeing to such a proposal from the capital markets regulator, sources said.

Govt Asks NTPC For Rs 233 Cr Bank Guarantee

The government has ordered power major NTPC to furnish a Rs 233 crore bank guarantee to expedite development of a coal block in Chhattisgarh and said failure to submit the surety may result in cancellation of the mine. The Talaipalli block in Mand Raigarh region of the state was allocated to the staterun electricity producer in January 2006 to supply coal to the 4,000 MW Lara Super Thermal Power Project. NTPC has spent Rs 1,464.5 crore on the project, including Rs 325 crore on development of the mine.

India's Domestic Demand May Witness A Recovery

India's domestic demand is likely to recover from the sharp slowdown it experienced over the course of 2013, largely driven by the growing population and nascent middle-class, an HSBC report says. According to global financial services major, despite its recent slowdown, India's economic promise remains substantial, with the growing population and nascent domestic middle class generating a growing market for consumption goods. "India's growing population and nascent middle-class will generate substantial demand for consumer goods from abroad," HSBC said.

Assets With Portfolio Managers Rise To `7.52 Lakh Cr In Feb

Assets under management (AUM) of portfolio managers have risen to Rs 7.52 lakh crore in February, as per Sebi data. Assets under management of portfolio managers have gone up from 7,32,970 crore in January to Rs 7,52,775 crore at the end of February, according to the latest data available with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). They had touched a record level of Rs 9,58,121 crore in August, 2013. The total AUM has nearly doubled since the data was first released by Sebi in December, 2010. In February, portfolio managers individually handled assets worth Rs 5.75 lakh crore for discretionary services, Rs 1.38 lakh crore for advisory services and another Rs 39,277 crore for non-discretionary investments.

Shipping Min May Seek Funding Support For 2 Major Ports

The Shipping Ministry may seek funding support for two major ports to attract more developers and is likely to approach the Cabinet on the issue. The government has finalised Sagar (West Bengal) and Dugarajapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) as two sites for setting up of the ports. "At the Sagar port there is also a proposal to build a rail bridge which means that the rate of return for that port will about 8%. So without VGF (viability gap funding), participation of bidders is an issue," a Shipping Ministry official told PTI.

TCS Inks Pact With Garuda Indonesia Airlines

Country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has deployed a maintenance, pepair and overhaul (MRO) application for Garuda Indonesia Airlines. With the TCS SWIFT MRO solution, Garuda replaced over 50 legacy applications, implemented over 300 business processes, and migrated over three million records of data for 140 aircrafts and fitted parts into a unified solution, TCS said in a statement. — Business Desk with inputs from PTI


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RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON

 While the general theme of this film resembles “The Blue Lagoon” (the film for which this is a sequel), the basic plot is quite different. We open the film with a ship finding the craft with our original characters in it, Richard and Emmeline dead and Paddy alive. Established in the first film, the only word Paddy ever says is “Richard”, so the crew assumes Richard is the infant’s name. Taken in by Sarah, a widow with an infant baby girl Lilli, Richard (Paddy) is cared for in a return to civilization. Struck by cholera, the crew of the ship start to die and the captain sets Sarah, Richard, Lilli and a healthy crew member on a lifeboat in an attempt to preserve their lives. With water and food running short, the crew member escorting Sarah and the children becomes dangerous, so Sarah takes the only course of action she feels suitable to preserve the children: she strikes him and throws him overboard. Taking control of the small craft, she eventually guides them back to the island of... Pi x, 9 p.m.

SOAPS & SERIALS

 While everybody is busy with Akshat and Arpita’s wedding in the family, Rits tries to act fresh with Avni and takes advantage of her promise of her ready to do anything while he seasl his lips about Arpita and Akshat’s love affair. Raj catches Rits in this act. Will Raj end up exposing Rits or will Rits manage to frame Raj? Zee T V, 10 p.m.  Alan’s word salad returns, but he refuses to acknowledge the cause; Shirley represents General Fitzgerald, who is threatened of being discharged from the Army after he revealed his homosexuality. Star World, 9 p.m.

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SEVEN WONDERS OF SOLAR SYSTEM

 Travel from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune as spectacular series SEVEN WONDERS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM explores the very latest breath-taking images sent directly from space. Combing dramatic CGI with the very latest scientific information beamed back from the fleet of probes, rovers and telescopes currently in orbit, delve into an alien world where giant ice fountains rise to over 100km and immense volcanoes capable of ripping a planet apart dominate the landscape. This imagery will be the launch pad for a stunning journey to the planets and moons beyond our world, finding the biggest, most bizarre and most powerful natural phenomena. Discover y, 8 p.m.

BEAT THE ANCESTORS

 On “Beat The Ancestors”, a team of modern day engineers are tasked with recreating and improving on the machines that changed history before putting them to the test in a series of dy-

Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, Zee TV, 10 p.m.

namic challenges. Discover y Sci ence, 10 p.m.

BE THE CREATURE

 The best way to understand a creature is to BE THE CREATURE; follow the Kratt Brothers on Animal Planet’s BE THE CREATURES as they throw themselves into the wild lifestyles of animals to discover what it’s like to live with animals around the globe. An imal Planet, 9 p.m .

EK NANAD KI KHUSHIYON KI CHAABI — MERI BHABHI

 Outside the house all the men see Kamini coming in. She says that she has some work with Shraddha and come towards hall. She comes inside and tells Shraddha that if she wants to marry Kunal she will have to leave Dhruv. Everyones laughter fades out. Amrit and Kittu says that what is she talking about? Kamini says that after the mall incident she is very unsure about Shraddha becoming the good wife she will be only a mother. Star Pl us, 8 p.m.

MOVIES OF THE DAY

DIE HARD: WITH A VENGEANCE

 John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what’s going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called “Simon Says”. He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he’ll blow off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated up. Star Mov ies, 9 p.m.

CHAK DE INDIA

 Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan), the unfairly-disgraced ex-captain of the Indian National Men’s Hockey Team, redeems himself by coaching the squabbling, newly-created, National Women’s Hockey Team to do the impossible – winning the world championship. CHAK DE INDIA is the story of a coach’s fight of making his team, Team India by overcoming their diverse backgrounds, by learning to use everything that life hurls on them as a secret weapon. Max, 9 p.m.

INDRA — THE TIGER

 INDRA is a soft, caring and kind zamindar of a village near Hyderabad. In the same village lives another zamindar family of Shivnath, his sons Veershankarnath and Four brothers, daughter Sneha. Indra and Veerashankarnath’s families are enemies, and this is coming from their forefathers. Seeing Indra’s nature and braveness, Sneha starts loving Indra. Veerashankar & brother plans to kill Indra on weddingday, but accidentally Indra’s sister and brother-in-law dies. Indra gets angry and hurts everyone at Veerashankar’s home and kills his brothers, seeing this Sneha gets angry with Indra. Indra leaves the village along with his neice and Nephew and settles down at Varanasi. Fil my, 9 p.m .

JUDAAI

 Judaai (Hindi: Judaai, translation:Separation) is a 1997 Indian Bollywood film starring Anil Kapoor, Urmila Matondkar and Sridevi, who made her last appearance in this film before leaving the industry. It is a remake of the 1994 Telugu film Subha Lagnam. The story of a woman selling her husband for money was later used in the Indian TV serial Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki. Zee Cinema, 8.30 p.m.

STAR PLUS

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

BOSTON LEGAL SEASON 4

 The Shekhawat family is at the funeral ground mourning the death of Dadaji. While Tara is at another funeral ground, completing the last rituals of her husband. At home, Rudra and Nandoo have made a plan to usurp Jairaj’s property. But the lawyer informs them that Dadaji has left all his property to Tara Will Rudra now go after Tara? Li fe Ok, 8.30 p.m.

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THE WATERBOY

 Bobby Boucher is the lowly waterboy for a college football team, until the coach discovers his for tackling people much bigger than him. He signs the Waterboy as the new star player, but Bobby must keep it secret from his overbearing and domineering mother. Zee Studi o, 8.45 p.m.

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4

 The story takes place in 2011, five years after Katie killed her boyfriend Micah, sister Kristi, her husband Daniel and took their baby, Hunter. Story focuses on Alex and her family experiencing weird stuff since the new neighbors moved in the town. HBO, 9 p.m.

PITAAH

 A small town in rural India gets to witness a confrontation between two fathers - one a rich, powerful, influential, and cruel Zamindar Thakur Avadh Narayan Singh - who wants the man who filed a police complaint against his two sons to be killed immediately. And the other is Rudra, a poor laborer employed by Avadh, who wants justice when he finds out that his nine year old daughter, Durga, has been beaten and brutally raped by Avadh’s sons, Bachhu, and Bhola. Amidst this background we have a corrupt doctor, who is willing to change his medical report after he is bribed appropriately; and a Police Inspector, Ramnarayan Bhardwaj, who is willing to drop any charges against Avadh’s sons provided he gets his “dues” from the Thakur. CVO, 9 p .m.

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Once Upon A Time The Killing New Girl Two and A Half Men Boston Legal The Killing Koffee with Karan New Girls Two And A Half Men Boston Legal Arrow II The Killing

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P.M. 2.00 The Secret Life of the American Teenager 3.00 House of Cards 4.00 Funniest Home Videos 5.00 Just for Laughs 6.00 The Secret Life of the American Teenager 7.00 House of Cards 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 8.30 Cougar Town 9.00 American Idol 10.00 The Secret Life of the American Teenager 11.00 House of Cards P.M 1.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 10.30 P.M. 12.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

BIG CMAGIC

Film Love Dosti dua Raavi Nadaniyaan Jai Shree Krishna Mahisagar Love Dosti Dua Raavi Mahisagar Nadaniyaan Love Dosti Dua Jai Shree Krishna Nadaniyaan Mahisagar

SONY TV

Crime Patrol Main Na Boolungi Ek Nayi Pehchaan Desh Ki Beti Nandini Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara Maharana Pratap Bade Aache Lagate Hai Crime Patrol

ZEE TV

P.M. 2.00 Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya 2.30 Doli Armaano Ki

10.00 Firangi Bahu 10.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali. 11.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi toh Beti Hee

8.00 Seven Wonders of the Solar System 9.00 Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell 10.00 You Have Been Warned 11.00 Human Body: Pushing The Limits

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

P.M. 2.00 How It’s Made 3.00 Space Month 4.00 Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman 4.50 Dark Matters 5.40 How It’s Made 6.00 The Gadget Show 7.00 Through The Wormhole... 8.00 How It’s Made 9.00 Space Month 10.00 Beat The Ancestors 11.00 Massive Engines

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3.00 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 3.30 Pavitra Rishta 4.00 Qubool Hai 4.30 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 5.00 Jodha Akbar 5.30 Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya 6.00 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 6.30 Pavitra Rishta 7.00 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 7.30 Sapne Suhane.. 8.00 Jodha Akbar 8.30 Do dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 9.00 Pavitra Rishta. 9.30 Qubool Hai 10.00 Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya 10.30 Doli Armaano Ki 11.00 Jodha Akbar

LIFE OK

P.M. 2.00 Ek Boond Ishq 2.30 Devo Je Dev Mahadev

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Taarak FIR Pritam Pyare Aur Woh Taarak Mehta Ka… Pritam Pyare Aur Woh Balal Veer Taarak Chidiya Ghar Jeanie Aur Juju Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir FIR Taarak Mehta

ZEE MARATHI

P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee

DDI (Main Channel) News in Marathi Ayushaman Bhava Sukh Pahata Lochani Tiwalya Bawalya Kalpataru News in Marathi Amhi Karbharni Krishi Darshan Patla Tar Ghya Bollywood Calling Saraswatichandra News Samachar Pavitra Bandhan Dil Jo Kah Na Saka Grihdaah Tulsi More Angna

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P.M. 2.00 Top Secret Recipe

Boston Legal, Star World, 9 p.m.

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Savdhaan India Adventures of Hatim Tumhari Paakhi Gustakh Dil Devo Ke Dev Mahadev Ek Boond Ishq Tumhari Paakhi Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai-Ajab Sa Risk Hai 10.30 Savdhaan India P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

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

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

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Ek Boond Ishq, Life Ok, 8.30 p.m.

Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshta Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi Juluni Yeti Reshimgathi Asmita Shri Va Sau Pakke Shejari Javai Vikat Ghene Aahe Honar Soon Me Hya Gharachi Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat Home Minister Tu Tithe Mee Javai Vikat Ghene Aahe Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi Juluni Yeti Reshimgathi Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshta Asmita Shri Va Sau Pakke Shejari Julun Yeti Reshimgathi Honar Soon Mee Hya Gharachi

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WTR Extreme Animals Planet Wild Wildest Africa Bad Dog AP Safari Predation WTR Be The Creature Extreme Animals Planet Wild River Monsters

DISCOVERY

Earth Flight Man Vs Wild First Time Filmmakers Destroyed In Seconds Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell 6.00 Mad Mike and Mark 7.00 Food Factory 7.30 American Digger

10.30 Buniyaad 11.00 Rangoli 11.30 Natioal Programme of Dance: Odissi by Sarmila Biswas

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Samachar. News Sports News Genext Samachar. News. Samachar Rajyon Se Samachar. Metro Scan Business Wrap Samachar News

Odissi by Sarmila Biswas, DDI, 11.30 p.m. 8.00 8.15 8.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

News Night Samachar News Night Late Edition Raat Saddhe Dus Khel Samachar

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Ancient Aliens Baggage Battles Superhuman Mudcats Pawn Stars Counting Cars Modern Marvels Dynamo: Magician Impossible 10.00 Pawn Stars 10.30 Counting Cars 11.00 Dangerous Persuasions

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World’s Weirdest Inside IPL Stuntmen of Bollywood Wild India Diaries Brain Games Mega Factories Customs The Indestructibles Brain Games Inside 9/11 Taboo

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T20 Triumphs Great Knocks Jai Ho Hockey Hotshots ICC World T20 14 Jai Ho Hockey Hotshots Jai Ho Star Power ICC World T20 2014 Great Knocks Star Power ICC World T20 14

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P.M. 2.00 Cricket Classics 3.00 Great Centuries: Cheteshwar Pujara 3.30 Eng Tour WI 14 h/ls 4.30 India Tour of SA 2013 highlights 5.30 Eng Tour of WI 2009 highlights 7.30 Cricket Classics 8.30 Eng Tour of WI 14 highlights 9.30 India Tour of SA 13 highlights 10.30 ICC Cricket 360 10.50 Eng Tour of WI 14 highlights 1st ODI

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Double Dhamaal: Sanjay Dutt Do Amkhen Barah Haath: Govinda Judaai: Anil Kapoor Charulata The Twins

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Paranormal Activity 4, HBO, 9 p.m.

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The Waterboy, Zee Studio, 8.45 p.m. 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00 P.M. 2.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30

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Chatur Chetan Chhota Bheem Mr Bean Obachama Kun Mr Bean Chhota Bheem

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Doraemon Phineas and Ferb Gravity Falls Best of Luck Nikki Doraemon Phineas and Ferb Vicky Aur Veetal Ishaan Best of Luck Nikki Oye Jassie Best of Luck Nikki The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sofia the First Quack Pack Gravity Falls Phineas and Ferb Doraemon

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Sanjeet Kumar, better known as Sangram Singh, is a wrestler who has appeared in a number of reality shows: ‘Survivor India’, ‘Sach Ka Saamna’ and ‘Big Boss.’ After creating ripples on the small screen, he will now be seen acting. Life OK has roped in the international wrestler for the popular weekend series ‘SuperCops v/s SuperVillain: Shapath.’ Sandeep Hattangadi caught up with the handsome sportsman for a brief chat.

SANGRAM SINGH:

FROM REAL COP TO REEL COP

What is your role in the serial? I will be seen as Senior Inspector Sangram Singh in the series ‘Shapath’. I have been labeled as the ‘He man’ of television, who is going to play the role of a good cop in this fight of good vs evil. I will be a permanent member of the cast. You have been a real life cop. Did that help you while essaying this role? I have been associated with the Delhi Police which makes me well suited for this role. The audience will see my wrestling capabilities on this show.

What made you accept this show? It's a first of its kind show on Indian television - 'SuperCops v/s SuperVillains: Shapath' is one of the most popular series on Life OK, involving the adventures of super cops as they deal with villains with destructive powers. My character will add a new layer to the already existing popularity of the show.

real life and now I am looking forward to playing it on reel. I hope that my fans will like my work, just like they have appreciated my wrestling. I had a great time working with co-stars like Aman Verma.

Would you continue to do reality shows? Yes. I have done three popular reality shows and would continue doing them in the future. What next? I am doing a biopic on Dara Singh, which is still in the making. The film is about my greatest idol, whom I had the pleasure of meeting once or twice. What kind of serials do you like to watch? Savdhaan India, C.I.D, etc.

Who inspires you? Salman Khan has encouraged me a lot to be an actor and Suniel Shetty is my How was it like working on the show? mentor. I am very happy with this role. I have Looks like Sangram Singh is going to an experience of playing this role in put all villains on the mat!

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ew Delhi: Gauhar Khan might have expressed her love for actor Kushal Tandon on a reality show but the actress now wants to keep her relationship private. The 30-year-old actress, who will again be seen with Tandon in the upcoming TV show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' after their stint in 'Bigg Boss', says she does not need any reality show to keep their relationship going. "We had expressed our love for each other on a reality show but now it has become very personal. We don't need any reality show again to prove how much we love each other. Joining the same show to-

gether was just a coincidence. It's not a medium to keep our relationship going. I am just loving the whole idea of being in love," Khan told PTI. The couple met on 'Bigg Boss' (Khan won) and love blossomed between the two on the show. The 'Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year' actress says she is happy with the way Tandon brings the best in her and helped her on the Colors stunt reality show. "Kushal is one of the best human beings I have ever met. He backs me up whenever I need him and at the same time he keeps me pushing till I achieve the goal, He helps me to bring out the best in me," Khan said. The fifth season of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' will be

TV TATTLE New horror comedy show

The cast members of SAB TV’s latest horror comedy show ‘Pritam Pyaare Aur Woh’ are having their own share of fun on the sets. Pritam played by Siddharth Sagar is the tech savvy partner in a pair of ghost hunters in this new TV series. Pyaare played by Prasad Barve is the gullible brother who listens to everything that Pritam says. On a recent outdoor shoot, Sagar scared Barve by playing a ghostly prank. During the shoot he surfed through horror blogs He realized that their shoot location was eerily similar to one of the locations on the blog.

Makeover show changes lives!

Hang with the hottest celebrities and get profiled by the favorite high-street brands. Host Ambika Anand helps 13 individuals achieve the makeover of their lives! We make fashion accessible with makeup and hair, getting you complete access to the experts from the style industry. A lucky few also get a chance to meet their favorite style icons, or work their poses at a photo-shoot or even get featured in a fashion magazine! 1 lucky winner’s makeover dream will come true in London with us. Watch 'Get The Look' only on NDTV Good Times starting March 27, every Thursday, 7 pm.

hosted by filmmaker Rohit Shetty and will have celebrities like Dayanand Shetty, Salman Yusuff Khan, Mugdha Godse, Ranvir Shorey among others. The show will be on air from March 22. "I took part in the show to overcome every possible fear in my life. And when I heard that Rohit (Shetty) is hosting the show, I grabbed the offer. I feel he is the best host till now. He is encouraging and very big factor for all of us,” she said.

Shweta returns to 'Baal Veer'

'Baal Veer', a prominent fantasy TV series on SAB TV features Baal Veer’s battle with Bhayankar Pari, where he defeats the evil fairy and emerges victorious. Then the evil fairy dies. As per the track, Shweta Kawatra as Bhayankar Pari will be reborn to seek revenge and fight with Baal Veer. A source from the sets said that Kawatra has been fascinated with fairy tales and mythical creatures from her childhood. Kawatra who has been a prominent face amongst TV celebrities and actors will be returning to the small screen after a hiatus of almost two years.

‘Satyamev Jayate’ is top show

Star Plus’s iconic show 'Satyamev Jayate 2' premiered on March 2nd with historic numbers. According to reliable sources 'Satyamev Jayate’s' launch episode was watched by a massive 2.6 crore Indians. This, when extrapolated to All India Universe, as per standard industry conversions, means that the launch episode was watched by 7.9 crore Indians.

Sahyadri Channel felicitates medicos D

oordarshan, television network of Prasar Bharati, Broadcasting Corporation of India, launched world’s biggest health campaign 'Swasth Bharat' (Healthy India) which was supported by the Union Government in 2012. The audience welcomed the five-days-a-week telecast of 'Swasth Bharat' on 30 TV stations, which continues to educate and explore, a healthy, bright India till today. 'Sahyadri Sanjeevani Sanman Sohala' is the brainchild of Mukesh Sharma, Additional DG of DD Sahyadri.


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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 725

ENIGMA CODE 725

ACROSS: 1 Fly as you please? You've got it ! (7,2,3,3) 9 University snoops around; student leader protests (7) 10 One of the first things one has to learn to do in a car ! (5,2) 11 German painter finds redback around ancient city (5) 12 From more ordinary expositor (9) 13 Not used by soldiers in the first world war, though (5,4) 15 Band playing jazz with singer Parry about to start blasting (5) 16 Whacked repeatedly in the ear (5) 18 Joggers - strange men! Many love turning in to the Court of Sessions (9) 20 Chile's leader again perfumes with little bits of moonshine (9) 23 Sound girl, one taking several courses (5) 24 Involving one in recent outbreak of fever (7) 25 Since I'm making crescents . . . (7) 26 Possibly curing the complication you're used to (7,2,6) DOWN: 1 Giving a girl's face that well-built look? (10,5) 2 A murder suspect, so one hears (7) 3 Rose gets involved with Teddy and is ruined (9) 4 Billiards shot mother returns with bearing (5) 5 In which a swimmer provides a spread (4,5) 6 Dithering is lengthy, enabling concealment of scavenger (5) 7 A companion married in RADA, for example (7) 8 Ruin of recruit’s nerve, this being the court receiver’s obligation (6,2,7)

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

T T

The Clue: Pay heed or lend an ear

T T T

SOLUTION TO TUESDAY’S ENIGMA CODE ALCOVE, SOLACE, CLOVES, LOAVES, COEVAL, VOCALS, CALVES

14 Relative captures chap and a way to set free (9) 15 Choke on a ball during Dutch step (4-5) 17 A burden upon the spirit (4,3)

19 French dramatist is to keep one company (7) 21 Caught another four going to holiday island (5) 22 Superfluous oil wells (5)

SOLUTION TO TUESDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Sleeping beauty, 9 Exactions, 10 Pukka, 11 Ditto, 12 Lecherous, 13 Red Cross, 14 Raffle, 17 Catnip, 19 Contempt, 22 View-point, 24 Niger, 25 Radio, 26 Gravitate, 27 Self-interested. DOWN: 1 Speedy recovery, 2 Enacted, 3 Potpourri, 4 Neoplasm, 5 Bisect, 6 Ample, 7 Take off, 8 Man's Best Friend, 15 Attentive, 16 Postdate, 18 Treadle, 20 Migrant, 21 Big gun, 23 Proof.

QUICK CROSS 725

ACROSS: 1. Analyse verse 5. Edible rootstock 6. Pooch noises 7. Auctions 8. Biblical weeds 9. Bullfight cheers 10. Destination, in short

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MATH PYRAMID 725 The goal of Math Pyramid is to fill the given pyramid with numbers such that the following three rules are satisfied. 1. A cell value must be sum or difference of the two cells below 2. A row cannot have duplicate numbers 3. A number cannot be less than 1 or more than the grid size

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TUESDAY’S SOLUTION

TUESDAY’S SOLUTION

DOWN: 1. Most trite 2. Has concern 3. Biblical vessels 4. 2 3 4 etc. 6. Discloses 7. Auction 8. Fox

HIDATO 725

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

MATHDOKU 725

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


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TIGER BUD BLAKE

TODAY’S FORECAST

JAGJIT UPPAL

WIZARD OF ID PARKER & HART

B.C. JOHNNY HART

BEAU PEEP THE ADVENTURES OF LEGIONNAIRE BEAU PEEP

FRED BASSET ALEX GRAHAM

PHANTOM LEE FALK

MODESTY BLAISE PETER O’DONNELL

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COFFEEBREAK MOON TITHI NAKSHATRA RASHI LUCKY COLOUR LUCKY NUMBER

: : : : : :

Libra Sankasht Chaturthi Swati Tula (Libra) R.T. Blue and White 7

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: You will improve your financial status this year. A sudden overseas trip could prove enjoyable and fruitful. Government employees can look forward to being assigned a special mission, or to attend a seminar or convention. The married will enjoy a congenial atmosphere at home. Those in love will have an eventful year. Youngsters can look forward to a period of exciting adventure. BABIES BORN TODAY: Good looking, elegant, soft spoken, healthy and long-lived. Will have sensitive feet. Independent, at times rigid but will attain all good things of life. Will be helpful caring to loved ones. A career in an artistic or creative field or diplomatic sphere will lead to gains. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Today you may have to decide on what your priorities are between work and relaxation. It is difficult for others to imagine how busy you are. People tend to misunderstand your passion with work. You could be accused of being associable and aloof call it a day early and plan an outing in your own interest.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Your expectations will be high and you may have to contend with some delays in a sanction or repayment. It would be better to lie low rather than seek a way out, as it will happen automatically. You need to make an effort and do things differently to bring back romance and excitement in your life.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Meetings and negotiations will go in your favor but you need to be patient and that is precisely what you may find difficult to do. You need to be extremely careful of your conduct at work and not antagonize those who matter. In matters of personal relationships you need to be more tactful when dealing with a loved one that is having a difficult time.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): The successful completion of this project could pave the way for a raise and recognition. Make the most of the good trends present in your work. You will get an opportunity to work on a prestigious project independently. Since time seems to be the only thing that you don’t have, your mate or beloved may need some pacifying.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Refrain from criticizing what others do to avoid dangerous flare up of tempers. Don’t feel sorry if things go wrong. Keep opinions to yourself and avoid discussing them with anyone. This is an adverse day for risky undertakings. At home too .you will have to be careful.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Avail of any opportunity that comes along. If planning to invest or taking a risk, go ahead by taking a few necessary precautions. At home today keep conversation away from the sensitive issues or areas, which have the potential of opening old wounds. Time will take care of the problems at hand.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Work wise a rewarding day. Offers for new work proposals are likely to materialize. The purchase of a new vehicle or property is indicated. You may go out shopping perhaps in anticipation of a forthcoming journey. Inlaws will be in touch. A celebration is indicated.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Keen thinking and able planning is required. Instinctively you will know what to do. You can achieve the results you want. Long distance travel will be beneficial. Socially too, you are very much in demand. This is a good time to catch up with people whom you have not met for some time.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Favorable trends continue in matters of finance. The employed will be given more responsibility and independence. Those in creative fields will be signing fresh contracts on lucrative terms. The married can look forward to happy times together with their mate.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Developments about a new proposal for work will take a favorable turn. A prestigious assignment, which you had been expecting, arrives finally. You will have a rush of energy and vigor that has been missing. You will be in the limelight for your recent achievements.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Money required to start a new business will come through a financial institution or a close friend. Work connected with overseas trade will prove more beneficial. Those linked with exports/imports, travel and tourism, the hotel industry, advertising, and news media will make rapid progress. Things that you do or say will go a long way in cementing your love relationship. Your mate will appreciate your efforts. Make the most of the good times ahead.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Financially you are doing okay and a chance to fulfill a personal dream presents itself. Monetary rewards are also indicated. Whatever the circumstance, an updated technology is bound to help you score over your rivals. There will be cordiality at home.


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QUICK CROSSWORD 4921 ACROSS: 1 Thwart (6) 7 Hidden riches (8) 8 Nile queen for short - "Cole" anagram? (4) 10 Made from sheep's hair? (6) 11 ____ down : fails in health, collapses? (6) 14 Rep. of Korea (3) 16 Evergreen tree (5) 17 A meal of boiled meat (4) 19 Move on hands and knees (5) 21 Hurts (5) 22 Twitching (5) 23 Political cartoonist Thomas (4) 26 Arab country having Damascus as its capital? (5) 28 French word for Tom (3) 29 Alcoholic spirits (slang) (6) 30 Assets or landed properties (6) 31 Turn over (4) 32 Advocate of social equality (8) 33 Signified or indicated (6) DOWN: 1 Produces in great number like fish producing eggs? (6) 2 Soft, cheerful, relaxed (6) 3 Famous English public school (4) 4 Distresses greatly? (7) 5 One of the United Arab Emirates (5) 6 Come to an end (5) 8 Central part (4) 9 Comics cry (3) 12 A measure of cloth (3) 13 Russian drink (5) 15 Propel, push, or press onward (5) 18 Capital of Japan (5) 19 Honda City, e.g. (3) 20 One, no matter which (3) 21 Male of the peafowl (7) 22 Parasite's egg (3)

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SUDOKU 2107 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.

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

Difficulty Level: 

CRYPTOQUIP

Today’s clue: P equals D

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

23 Observing (6) 24 Nipa palm (4) 25 Apprehensive (6) 26 Screen off light (5)

27 Spacious? (5) 28 Master of Science in Linguistics, deg. (3) 30 Kind of newts (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Dutta, 6 Gibes, 9 Hangdog, 10 Manoj, 11 Knack, 12 Delhi, 13 Planter, 15 Pta, 17 Rely, 18 All set, 19 Daube, 20 Bailey, 22 Elal, 24 Ece, 25 Abysmal, 26 Akela, 27 Court, 28 Sheik, 29 Toughie, 30 Aship, 31 Twigs. DOWN: 2 Unable, 3 Thorny, 4 Aaj, 5 Ogler, 6 Gokhale, 7 Igni, 8 Excite, 12 Decay, 13 Probe, 14 Alfie, 15 Psalm, 16 At all, 18 Ababa, 19 Desktop, 21 Across, 22 Eschew, 23 Aahing, 25 Align, 26 Arti, 28 Sit.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1926 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

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P Z

K Z Q

V S T N S X S F Z P

L I Z

L N Q I

Q I W Q

Q Z

Q I S

Q Z

C W H S

S K P Z L S P

D C

C S K C S ,

J S W C Z K ,

W K P

N K Q S T T S A Q D C

Z V T N F S P

I W C

B Z J F Z

I W C

N K Q S K P S P

Q I S N J

D C S

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history

Afternoon WORD MINE

HEATHCLIFF

B S S T

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F

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 30 average; 33 good; 35 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: deity, deny, dirty, dyer, dyne, enmity, enormity, entry, irony, MODERNITY, money, tidy, tiny, toyed, trendy, tyre, yeti, yonder, yore.

Yesterday’s


‘While bowling KOHLI THE STAR AS INDIA BEAT ENGLAND doosra, it helps

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IRPUR: India defeated England by 20 runs in their second and final warm-up game at the ICC World T20 here today. Sent into bat, India scored 178/4 and then restricted England to 158/6 in 20 overs. Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the Indian bowlers claiming two wickets for 23 in his four-over spell even as newcomer Moeen Ali with fine knock of 46 and Michael Lumb with 36 tried to breathe life into the English effort. Earlier Virat Kohli hit a smashing 74 and was ably complemented by Suresh Raina as India overcame early jitters to post a commendable total. Raina smashed his way to a 31ball-54 while Kohli was unbeaten on 74 off 48 balls as the duo added 81 runs in 8.5 overs after England left the 2007 champions tottering at 39 for three in the first six overs. The turnaround happened when Kohli and Raina suddenly took off in the 13th over bowled by left-arm

The final over bowled by Tim Bresnan produced 17 runs with Kohli hitting him for three crisp boundaries. He hit eight in all. Put into bat, Rohit Sharma (5) was out mistiming a pull shot as a delivery from Dernbach kept climbing on him and the skier was taken at deep fine leg boundary by Alex Hales. Shikhar Dhawan (14) bisected the off-side field twice before a powerful drive hit uppishly was taken by James Tredwell diving to his right in the cover region. Yuvraj Singh (1) had a bad day in office as he got an underedge trying to pull a back of the length delivery from Chris Jordan to be taken by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

spinner Stephen Parry and the 15th India scored 105 runs in the last 10 bowled by medium pacer Ravi overs as Kohli and skipper Mahendra Bopara which yielded 17 and 19 runs Singh Dhoni (21 not out) added 51 respectively. runs in only 5.1 overs.

Brief Scores: India 178 for four in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 74 not out, Suresh Raina 54, Ravi Bopara 1/25); England: 158/6 in 20 overs (Moeen Ali 46, Michael Lumb 36; Ravindra Jadeja 2/23).

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to have a little bit of kink’

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IRPUR: England off-spinner James Tredwell today said that it is helpful if the tweakers have a “little bit of kink” while bowling the doosra, which has been one of the most talked-about deliveries in cricket over time. Many experts like former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi have openly questioned the legality of the doosra, maintaining that it can’t be bowled without bent arm or what is known as a ‘kink’. Now a current off-break bowler has said that “kink” is needed to bowl the wrong’un as the flexibility limit is only 15 degrees.

‘Teesra’ is just a mindgame Zimbabwe beat Netherlands to stay in hunt for main draw that spinners play, says Narine S

YLHET (BANGLADESH): Zimbabwe kept themselves in contention for a spot in the main draw of the ICC World Twenty20 Championships, beating Netherlands by five wickets in a Group B qualifying match here today. Chasing 141, the Zimbabweans overcame some hiccups to reach 146 for five in 20 overs to stay afloat in the competition after losing their opening match.Hamilton Masakadza (43 off 45 balls) and man of the match skipper Brendan Taylor (49 off 39 balls) were the stars of the chase after fall of wickets in quick succession caused some anxiety in the Zimbabwean camp. For the Netherlands Pieter Seelaar picked two for nine in his fantastic two overs.

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Earlier, after electing bat first, the Netherlands top-order crumbled spectacularly before Tom Cooper’s 58-ball 72 took them to a respectable total.The Dutch were reeling at 35 for four before Cooper came to their rescue, helped by some decent contributions from the lower-half of the line-up. Tom Cooper combined with his brother Ben (20) to put together 52 runs for the fifth wicket which steadied the team’s innings. After Ben was dismissed by Natsai Mushangwe, holing out to Tinashe Panyangara, Tom found another steady partner in Mudassar Bukhari (14 not out). Both batsmen remained unbeaten with Tom striking nine fours and a six in his impressive knock.

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IRPUR: West Indies’ bowling mainstay Sunil Narine says that there is no variation called “teesra” like what Saeed Ajmal is believed to deliver and it is only about playing “mindgames” with the opposition batsmen. Asked whether there is a possibility of a “teesra” apart from traditional off-break and the “doosra” (wrong’un) that goes the other way, he gave a straight-forward answer. “It’s probably playing mindgames with the batsmen. Batsmen nowadays can do a lot of things as the game revolves around them. There is very little that bowlers can do, so might just play mindgames,” Narine said during an interaction ahead of ICC World T20 campaign here. As an extension to that answer, he

agreed that trends are changing in T20 and bowlers have their task cut out. “Bowlers are trying out something new everyday. But you might not know what might just come out and what might not work,” he added.The 25-year-old Narine, who is one of the most sought- after bowlers in T20 cricket with a brilliant career economy rate of under six (5.43) across 107 T20 matches (domestic + International), said that he would like to concentrate on his strengths. Will there be any surprise delivery, pat came the reply, “No surprises. I am trying to keep it as simple as possible. What I have been doing for the last two to three years, I will be doing just that.” Narine has been instrumental in Kolkata Knight Riders’ maiden Indian Premier League triumph during its fifth edition in 2012.

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EW DELHI: Determined to fight his way back into the national side, Gautam Gambhir today said he would be happy grinding it out in the domestic circuit for long rather than using the Indian Premier League as a “platform” to make a “personal comeback”.Once considered as Indian batting’s mainstay, Gambhir now finds himself in cricketing wilderness owing to his indifferent form, but the out-of-favour opener has not lost hopes of returning to international cricket and would be happily plying his trade in the Deodhar Trophy for North Zone and Kolkata Knights Riders in the IPL. I will never use the IPL (as a platform). I will use the IPL as a platform to do well for my side KKR. What all matters to me is good showing for KKR. I don’t play the IPL for my personal comebacks. I play IPL for my team and do well for them. Performing for KKR is all that is in back of my mind,” Gambhir told PTI.

“It’s (domestic cricket) the stepping stone for making it to the Indian team. Till the time love for the game is there, I don’t mind playing at any platform, be it domestic, IPL or the international cricket. I love the game and that’s what really matters to me,” Gambhir said on the sidelines of a Red Bull event, Wings

For Life, to spread the message of World run that aims to raise funds for spinal cord research, in the capital. It’s been more than a year since Gambhir last took guard in international game against England at Dharamsala in January 2013. Talking about Test cricket and T20s, it’s been around 15 months for the southpaw. The 31-year-old scored 578 runs in the Ranji Trophy this season with a top score of 153 against Haryana but failed to make the cut for the Test squad to South Africa. He got unlucky for the second time too, missing out on a Test spot for the New Zealand tour despite other opener Shikhar Dhawan’s poor outing with the bat in South Africa. Gambhir again failed to win the hearts of national selectors when they ignored him for India’s limitedovers campaign in the Asia Cup, where the team even failed to qualify for the final. With India touring England in June followed by the 50over World Cup in Australia-New

Zealand, Gambhir still has opportunities to knock on the doors of national selectors. But, at the moment, Gambhir is focusing on the domestic tournaments.”Look, I don’t predict what’s there in future for me. I am looking that far (England tour and World Cup). It’s a long time to go. The reality is that I have to play the Deodhar Trophy and the the IPL,” he said. Gambhir also refused to set any time frame like Virender Sehwag before thinking about quitting the game. Sehwag had said that he still has 2-3 years of competitive cricket left in him before taking a decision on retirement.”I don’t know. I have not thought about it. I don’t look at for how long I am going to play. The day I feel like I can’t contribute to the team’s success, that’s the day I am going to call it quits,” he said.”The only thing on the back of my mind is to do well in Deodhar Trophy and IPL. If I am able to make a comeback, I’ll definitely give my 100 per cent,” he added.

“I tried to bowl a genuine doosra and lost my wrist position. It helps if you have a little bit of kink as it helps generate enough pace but we have only 15 degrees to work with. That’s probably where I have struggled. My action is quite pure and I could not generate enough pace on the one that turns the other way,” Tredwell said during an Open Session of the England team. “I probably went over the top with it at one point and it started affecting my off-breaks. So I have to be careful with it depending on my stock ball,” Tredwell said. But the 32-year-old, who has played 30 ODIs, 11 T20 Internationals and a Test for England, however, is not judgmental as to whether it is ethical or not to bowl it. “Certainly there should be permissible limits. I think if someone can bowl a doosra, the coaches should encourage if someone has a different technique. You don’t need to stop because it is something that the old-school doesn’t believe in,” he said. Has he ever spoken to Sunil Narine about the finer points of bowling a doosra, Tredwell said, “I did speak to Narine in West Indies. It’s always nice to pick up finer points from great bowlers but at the end of the day, it depends on what your strengths are.” Narine, on his part, evaded the question as to whether it is legal to bowl a doosra or not.


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UMBAI: Hosts Catholic Gymkhana went down tamely 1-3 to last year’s runners-up Joga Bonita, Bandra in a second round match of the Late Darryl Crasto Memorial Trophy for Men in the Catholic Gymkhana’s annual rink football tournament, played at the gymkhana’s floodlit grounds, Marine Drive on Wednesday evening. In women’s action for the Late Dereyk DeSouza Memorial trophy, Bandra Packers proved too strong for Companeroes winning their first round encounter by a facile 3-0 victory. Shreeya Yadav was the star player scoring twice and Stacey Prince adding the other goal to complete the tally. Earlier, I.C. Extension, Borivali and Colaba Boys were engaged in an engrossing battle for supremacy before the former scored a late goal to clinch a thrilling 3-2 win and advance to the third round. The match of fluctuating fortunes, the Borivali side got their goals through Maxie D’Silva, Unni Kavil and Melville Pereira, while Anil Pawar scored both the goals for the Colaba outfit. Results: Women’s 1st round: Bandra Packers 3 (Shreeya Yadav 2, Stacey Prince) beat Companeroes Blue 0. Men Open - 2nd round: Joga Bonita 3 (Joshua Fernandes, Amit Parmar, Avesh Shaikh) beat Catholic Gymkhana Sanborn Aranjo); Marcellians FC 3 (Charnel D’Almeida 2, Charanjit Singh) beat Tixeira United 2 (Philip D’Souza, Ronald Tixeira); Kalina Village 6 (Zeeshan S 3, Nigel D’Souza 2, Agnelo Picardo) beat Steannas FC 2 (Nimesh Shetty 2); Victory Mahim 2 (Quienten Britto, Fabian Fernandes) beat FC Mumbaikar 1 (Ravish D’Souza); I.C. Extension 3 (Maxie D’Silva, Unni Kavil, Melville Pereira) beat Colaba Boys 2 (Anil Pawar). 1st round: Tixeira United 2 (Aman Patel, Prasad More) beat Companeroes SC Yellow 1 (Gavin D’Souza); Colaba Boys 4 (Shabir Shaikh 2, Ajit Bhoir, Anil Pawar) beat BBC Parel 3 (Abhishek Rathod 2, Krishna Saket); FC Mumbaikars 4 (Ravish D’Souza 2, Raymond Barnes, Lanster Fernandes) beat Juhu Akers 3 .

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UMBAI: Central Bank of India and Union Bank of India, won their respective Elite Division matches of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) League. Central Bank scored two late goals to down a spirited Companeroes 2-0 and later Union Bank romped to a 3-1 win against Maharashtra State Police, at the Goan Sports Association ground, Cross Maidan, on Wednesday evening. In the first match, Central Bank after facing quite a strong challenge from the young Companeroes outfit took the lead against the run of play through Russell Galbano in the 72nd

minute before Rehman Cardozo added the second five minutes later. The second match started off at a fast pace and Linekar Machado gave Union Bank a great start when he found the net in the very sixth minute before Amjad Khan netted the equaliser for the policemen in the 28th minute. Union Bank who were the better side once again took the lead through Rohel Shaikh in the 42nd minute and Patrick Mascarenhas scored the third in the 67th minute. This was the first win for Union Bank after defeats in the first two matches against ONGC and

Western Railway. For MSP this was their second successive loss. For Central Bank this was their first win after they had lost to Air India in their first match. Companeroes suffered their first defeat in three matches and have two points. Results - at Goan Sports Association ground, Cross Maidan – Elite Div: Central Bank of India 2 (Russell Galbano 72nd min, Rehman Cardozo 80th) beat Companeroes 0; Union Bank of India 3 (Linekar Machado 6th, Rohel Shaikh 42nd, Patrick Mascarenhas 67th). Super Div: Air India Under-19 7 (Henderson Dias 4, Dan Dias, Craig Misquitta, Sohail Khan) beat Spring Field 0.

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ONDON: Britain’s Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl have mutually agreed to end their twoyear partnership, the Wimbledon champion announced on Wednesda. In a joint statement on Murray’s website, it appeared Czechborn Lendl, himself a multiple Grand Slam champion, had been the instigator of the split. “Working with Andy over the last two years has been a fantastic experience for me”, said Lendl. “He is a first class guy. Having helped him achieve his goal of winning major titles, I feel like it is time for me to concentrate on some of my own projects moving forward including playing more events around the world which I am really enjoying.” Murray, who under Lendl’s guidance won an Olympic gold medal, the 2012 US open and last year’s Wimbledon title, added: “I’m eternally grateful to Ivan for all his hard work over the past two years, the most successful of my career so far. “I’ll take some time with the team to consider the next steps and how we progress from here,” added Murray, who is returning

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Ghatkopar outfit ended their innings at 163 without any further loss. Swapnil had 13 fours in his unbeaten knock. In reply, Bandra Heroes put up a pathetic show to suffer their second successive defeat. But for their skipper Harshad Koli’s face saving unbeaten 55, Bandra Heroes batsmen just failed to make a match of it as they were restricted to 113 for six of the allotted 20 0vers. However, later in the afternoon at Police Gymkhana ground, Bandra Heroes redeemed themselves by beating Thane Marathas by 6 wickets with opener Ankit Revandkar hammering 10 fours in

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IN BRIEF Vijender’s u-turn, open to support any faction

NEW DELHI: Boxer Vijender Singh today made a u-turn from his stance that he is backing the former IABF secretary-general P K Muralidharan Raja-led faction, saying that whichever group gets the national boxing body’s suspension lifted by the AIBA will receive his support. “I am with every faction. I am supporting Raja, Abhay Singh Chautala (former IABF president) or for that matter Ashok Matoria (present IABF president). I am supporting every group. I am a boxer and my job is boxing. I am not a politician that I would be supporting this group or that group. Whichever faction will help in taking the Indian boxing forward, I am with that group,” Vijender told reporters here. Indian Amateur Boxing Federation’s (IABF) suspension has rendered the country’s boxers ineligible to compete in any international event. Furious with the current logjam in the IABF, the International Boxing Association had terminated the body from its fold stating that the current set of officebearers are “damaging the image, reputation and interest” of the sport.The rebel faction, led by Brigadier (Retd) Raja and West Bengal Boxing Association chief Asit Banerjee in the terminated IABF, had claimed that Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist Vijender had agreed to be on the athletes commission.

Supriya, Asha score easy wins

GOING DIFFERENT WAYS: Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl.

from back surgery and is preparing to defend his Miami title. Murray was already one of the most talented players of his generation but it was only when working with Lendl, who like the Scot lost his initial Grand Slam finals, that he became a major winner. Their first significant joint triumph was at the London Olympics before Murray, with

eight-time major winner Lendl in his corner, emerging triumphant in the 2012 US Open — his first Grand Slam title. But even that success was topped by Murray’s victory over Novak Djokovic in last year’s Wimbledon final, a win that saw him become the first British player since Fred Perry 77 years earlier to win the men’s singles title.

Swapnil stars in Ghatkopar Jets fine win UMBAI: Riding on Swapnil Pradhan’s brilliant unbeaten 89, Ghatkopar Jets downed Bandra Heroes by 50 runs in the Tata Movus-Mitsui Shoji T-20 League, played at Sachivalaya Gymkhana ground at Oval Maidan on Wednesday. Swapnil, who came in to bat in the very first over after Bhavesh Patel fell, was quite circumspect in the beginning, but once he settled down, boundaries began to flow from his bat. He and Vikrant Auti put on 73 runs before Ankit was out for well made 39. But there was no stopping Swapnil, as he and Kishan Ghosh added 82 runs before the

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his match-winning knock of 59. Brief Scores: Ghatkopar Jets 163 for two (Vikrant Auti 39, Swapnil Pradhan n.o. 89, Kishan Ghosh n.o. 25) bt Bandra Heroes 113 for six (Harshad Koli n.o. 55; Himanshu Sonthalia 3/15 by 50 runs. Taxing Tigers (Shivaji Park) 168 for six (Larson D’Costa n.o. 68, Shashikant Kadam 41) lost to Mumbai Police City Riders 169 for seven (Sagar Vichare 63, Kaushik Chikhalkar 27; Sunny 2/30). Thane Marathas 142 all out in 19.5 overs (Vineet Parab 30, Abhishek Srivastav 40; Rahim Shaikh 4/15, Ram Pandey 3/33) lost to Bandra Heroes 146 for four (Ankit Revandkar 59; Wasim Shaikh 2/20) by six wkts.

MUMBAI: The match between Maharashtra players Supriya Zende and Sharmeen Rizvi turned out to be a closely fought three set encounter which went on for almost 2 hours on the second day of the Khar Gymkhana All India Ranking Women’s Tennis Tournament. Supriya being one set down (1-6) came back strongly with her counter attacking play to win the next two sets and the match. The second set was a cliffhanger but Supriya held her nerves to win it 6-4 and ultimately pocketed the last set (6-1) easily. Surpiya won 1-6, 6-4, 6-1. Karnataka’s Asha Nandkumar did not lose a single game and dominated the match throughout against her state mate Priyanka Mariyappa. Asha beat Priyanka convincingly 6-0, 6-0 within an hour. In the other first round match, that had both players from Maharashtra, Tanasha Khandpur defeated Dakshata Patel 6-2, 6-3 whereas, second seeded Jeni Patel from Gujarat crushed Karnataka’s Nupur Umashankar 6-1, 6-0 in a totally one sided encounter.

Bombay Gym’s top seed Samant marches into last eight

MUMBAI: Top seed Rajan Samant of Bombay Gymkhana tamed compatriot Ravi Anapurne 15-5, 15-5 in a men’s professionals singles pre-quarter-final match of the 22nd G.D. Birla Memorial Masters Inter-Club Badminton Tournament, sponsored by Birla Sunlife Insurance and jointly organised by Badminton 45 and Bombay Gymkhana, and played at the Bombay Gymkhana courts on Wednesday. In the next round, Samant will take on Mahesh Bodke who overcame Vilas Bandarkar of Willingdon Sports Club, winning in straight games at 15-12, 15-14. Meanwhile, second seed Sanjay Golbare of P.J. Hindu Gymkhana did not have to work up a sweat to advance to the quarters as his opponent Narayan Sonavane failed to turn up for their last 16 encounter. Ananda Maskar of Cricket Club of India also advanced to the quarter-finals after playing well to get the better of Lavesh Kaire 15-5, 15-4.


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IN BRIEF Woods an injury doubt for Masters

ORLANDO: Tiger Woods could miss next month's Masters after pulling out of the PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational because of recurring back problems. The 38-year-old American has been struggling for weeks with back spasms and pain and said Tuesday he will not defend his title at this week's $6.2 million Arnold Palmer tournament. "It's too early to know about the Masters and I will continue to be evaluated and work closely with my doctors," Woods said on his website. "Unfortunately, my back spasms and the pain haven't subsided. I personally called Arnold today to tell him that, sadly, I won't be able to play in his tournament this year. I would like to express my regrets to the Orlando fans, the volunteers, the tournament staff and the sponsors for having to miss the event."

New sports doping test ‘1,000 times more sensitive’

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Schalke's Kyriakos Papadopoulos during the Champions League match between Real Madrid and FC Schalke 04 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.

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ARIS: Chelsea eased into the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Galatasaray on Tuesday, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid completed a comprehensive win against Schalke 04. First-half goals from Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill gave Chelsea a 2-0 victory as they saw off their Turkish opponents 3-1 on aggregate to succeed where fellow Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester City failed and make it into the last eight. Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid defeated Schalke 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to advance 9-2 on aggregate and extend their long unbeaten run to 31 games. "Last season when Chelsea won the Europa League it was a different level," Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. "Now we are amongst the last eight in the Champions League,

the best teams in the world. That is important for the club. The players deserve to be there." The build-up to the game at Stamford Bridge had been dominated by the return of Didier Drogba to the ground where he is still hailed as a hero and the Ivorian - scorer of the winning penalty when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in a shoot-out in the 2012 final - was presented with a silver boot prior to kick-off. Chelsea's away-goal advantage from last month's meeting in Istanbul meant they had no obligation to take the game to Roberto Mancini's side, but they found themselves ahead on the night inside four minutes.

to come at the weekend. Gareth Bale was left on the bench at kick-off, but the Welshman came on inside eight minutes to replace Jese Rodriguez, who came off with a serious knee injury. "I think it is confirmed he has ruptured cruciate ligament," Ancelotti said. "He has had bad luck and it is bad luck for Real Madrid because we are going to lose a very important, young player who has done very well this season and surprised everyone." Bale then set up Ronaldo to put the Spanish league leaders in front on the night midway through the first period, but Schalke gave their noisy travelling support something to celebrate by equalRONALDO EQUALS PUSKAS ising on 31 minutes when Tim In Spain, Ancelotti resisted the Hoogland's speculative effort temptation to rest Ronaldo despite beat Iker Casillas with the aid of a Madrid leading 6-1 from the first huge deflection off Sergio Ramos. leg in Germany and having a cruRonaldo fired home his second cial league game against Barcelona of the night and his 13th goal in

seven Champions League matches this season, but he couldn't complete his hat-trick. Alvaro Morata completed the scoring with quarter of an hour remaining after a Ronaldo effort had come back off the bar, and the Ballon d'Or winner saw another attempt rebound off a post. Nevertheless, Ronaldo's brace on the night was enough for him to equal the great Ferenc Puskas's tally of 242 goals in a Madrid shirt. While they and Chelsea join reigning champions Bayern, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in Friday's quarter-final draw, the remaining two ties will be decided on Wednesday. Manchester United must overcome a 2-0 first-leg deficit when they host Olympiakos at Old Trafford if they are to make it two Premier League teams in the draw, while Borussia Dortmund defend a 4-2 lead at home to Zenit St Petersburg.

Salgaocar move Pune FC suffer first defeat, go down 1-3 to Tampines Rovers to second spot S

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ARGAO: Salgaocar FC kept pace at the top of the table after a 2-0 victory over traditional football rivals Dempo Sports in the Round 21 clash of the Airtel ILeague here today. The victory meant Salgaocar are now unbeaten in five matches and have kept a clean sheet in four consecutive games. The turnaround has been since Dudu Omagbemi joined them during the transfer window this year. The Nigerian striker failed to score for the first time since joining the side but that was no problem for Salgaocar as goals from Bikash Jairu (18th minute) and Darryl Duffy (23rd minute) gave Derrick Pereira’s team a comfortable win. The win kept Salgaocar within sniffing distance of the title and the former I-League champions are now just four points adrift of leaders Bengaluru FC.

INGAPORE: Pune FC suffered their first AFC Cup defeat going down 1-3 to Tampines Rovers FC in a Group-H Round 3 encounter at the Jalan Besar Stadium here today. Attacker Riga Mustapha (15th minute) gave Pune FC the lead with a penalty kick conversion before striker Miljan Mrdakovic (38th) pulled the hosts level in the first half. Second half strikes from medio Closa Gonzalez (61st) and Mrdakovic (69th) handed Tampines Rovers all three points. With this loss, Pune FC slipped down to fourth place in Group-H behind leaders Kitchee SC (7 pts), Nay Pyi Taw FC (4 pts) and Tampines Rovers (3 pts) midway through the group-stage. Coach Mike Snoei made four changes in the lineup handing starts to Mirjan Pavlovic, Anthony D’Souza, Mumtaz Akhtar and Gurjinder Kumar in place of Arata Izumi, Dhanpal Ganesh, Srikanth

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Riga stepped up and coolly converted from the spot sending Hyrulnizam the wrong way while slotting home at the bottom left corner. At the other end, the hosts tried to push up and had a couple of close-range attempts from Mrdakovic go wide. Six minutes past the half hour mark, Pune FC once again went close. Winger Gabriel Fernandes did well to slide in a cross from the right, but the delivery fell just short for Pavlovic, one-on-one with the keeper inside the box. At the other end, Tampines Ramu and Fanai Lalrempuia. pulled level to restore parity. After soaking pressure in the Keeper Amrinder Singh and skipopening exchanges, Pune FC per Anas Edathodika’s mix up retook the lead at the quarter-hour sulted in a back pass inside the mark. As Pavlovic jumped to head penalty box and the referee a high rising ball inside the box, awarded an indirect freekick on Tampines goalkeeper Hyrul- the edge of the 6-yard box. nizam Juma’at fumbled and conSkipper Mustafic Fahruddin’s tinued to head out hoping to powerful freekick was blocked by control. In doing so, he ended up the wall but he did well to lob the pulling down Pavlovic and the ball to the far post for Mrdakovic referee pointed to the spot. who headed in from close range.

WASHINGTON: Researchers have developed a new test to detect performance-enhancing drugs which they claim is 1,000 times more sensitive than current methods. "How much of a drug someone took or how long ago they took it are beyond the analyst's control. The only thing you can control is how sensitive your method is," said Daniel Armstrong at the University of Texas at Arlington, who led the team. "Our goal is to develop ultra-sensitive methods that will extend the window of detection, and we have maybe the most sensitive method in the world," Armstrong said. Hongyue Guo, a graduate student in Armstrong's lab, explained that the new strategy is a simple variation on a common testing technique called mass spectrometry (MS).

Pistorius’ girlfriend was standing when she was shot

PRETORIA (SOUTH AFRICA): Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend was standing in a toilet cubicle and facing the closed door when she was hit in the right hip by the first of four hollow point bullets fired by the doubleamputee athlete, a police ballistics expert testified at Pistorius' murder trial. Reeva Steenkamp then fell back onto a magazine holder in the cubicle and was struck in the right arm and head by the last two shots fired from the 9 mm pistol through the door as she crossed her arms over her head to protect herself, Capt Christiaan Mangena said. He testified that he believed the second bullet shot missed Steenkamp and ricocheted off a wall inside the cubicle and broke into fragments, which caused bruising on her back.

Jwala-Ashwini pair look to roar back to form at Indian Open

NEW DELHI: India’s top doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponappa is not losing sleep over recent setbacks at the international tournaments and wants to roar back to form with partner Jwala Gutta at the Indian Open Super Series next month. Ponnappa, and Gutta, failed to qualify for the All England Championship before making the first round exit at the Swiss Open.”We are not losing hearts even though we have lost. You have to see we got some tough draws. We are looking to get back to the form at the Indian Open. It’s about learning from our mistakes. We are getting better with each tournament. When you play well, you know that you are going in the right direction,” Ashwini said.


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