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He has taken VRS! Now his son is looking after the family business.

By Raju Vernekar


remlata Purke, wife of Congress leader and deputy speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Vasant Purke, and Apurva Javadekar, son of BJP leader Prakash Javadekar, have surrendered the flats allotted to them in Mumbai under the CM’s discretionary Vasant Purke quota. This fact has emerged in an RTI query. Premlata Purke was allotted a flat (566.5 sq.ft) in Sausalito Apartment, Oshiwara in Andheri West on February 5, 2002. She communicated to the Mumbai District Collector that she would surrender the flat by April 27, 2012 and surrendered it by that date. Similarly, Apurva Javadekar was allotted a flat (483.66 sq.ft) in Silver Crez Apartment, Powai, on September 27, 2008. He agreed to surrender the flat by December 9, 2012 and surrendered it subsequently. Similarly, one Kalpana Sathye has agreed to surrender her flat (details not available) by January 31, 2014. She was served a notice on October 9, 2013 by the Mumbai Suburban District Collector. This information was revealed by the Additional Collector and competent authority, Bandra, vide his letter dated January 10, 2014 in response to a query filed by RTI activist Anil Galgali. The Additional Collector’s letter also states that another son of Prakash Javadekar, Ashutosh, was allotted a flat (around 560 sq.ft) at Kingstone in Powai on December 10, 2001. There is no mention on whether he surrendered the flat or has agreed to surrender it. However, Galgali has alleged that Ashutosh Javadekar has already sold the flat on June 4, 2003. When contacted, Prakash Javadekar was reluctant to speak, but claimed that both his sons had surrendered their flats much earlier. Purke was not available Continued on pg 8 «

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When the lion-hearted look out for the real lions, tigers, zebras, elephants, and all the other creatures, including birds and also the trees, it is time to salute them. There is an exhibition on at the Jehangir Art Gallery that is a must visit. ...See page 3



Does inclusion of People with Disabilities help in positive image building of a company or an organisation? Punit Bhavsar Working professional YES It shows that the organisation is sensitive and believes in giving every person a fair chance to be engaged in mainstream careers. Varsha Ganesh Student YES It feels good to see people suffering from some kind of disability working at par with others. But the company should make sure that the environment is PwD friendly. Suresh Raja Banker YES Hiring such people comes with its own set of challenges. An organisation ready to face those challenges, gives positive feelings to customers.

Rashmi Iyer Student YES Values like providing equal opportunities to all and helping the less privileged that get reflected by hiring people with disabilities, obviously will work wonders for any company or organisation.

Mohit Alva Working professional YES When you see people with disabilities working at companies or organisations, as a customer you feel inspired. You leave the place with a good feeling.

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VASTU TIP OF THE DAY One should avoid placing television or computer directly opposite the bed. by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119,

CET or no CET?

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Students who secured admissions to nursing colleges through management quota are left in a lurch with the government now holding back their results, stating that they haven't given their CET exams By A Staff Reporter

us about the rules. We paid the regular fee amount and even gave good 640 nursing students exams. It was when our results were from 64 nursing colleges withheld that the college told us across the state are in a fix as about the issue. It was only then their results have been withheld by that we were informed that this the Maharashtra University of issue that had been going on since Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik some time now, is now in court. In for not having appeared for Com- December 2013, the case was remon Entrance Test (CET) and yet jected there. So as of now, all conhaving secured seats in nursing cerned people have washed their colleges. The students claim that hands off our problem. We were they were completely unaware of asked to approach the state govthe rule about CET being manda- ernment and so we did that too. We tory for the ones who have secured have written letters to the Direcseats on management quota. torate of Medical Education and “This problem is affecting stu- Research (DMER) and all the condents of the 2012 batch. We were cerned authorities but we have not aware that we are getting admis- got any response from them as yet. sions on the lines of management Our second year exams are soon quota but we were never told that approaching and here we are stuck CET is compulsory for us too. The with no results. Had we known college never bothered informing about this issue, we would have


also given the entrance exam. But we were kept in the dark. And now we are bearing the brunt of the mistake of the college management”, said Sujo Jose, a student from V.S.P.M. College of Nursing and Research Centre, Nagpur. With no other means for getting their grievances redressed, these students are going on a strike at Azad Maidan on Thursday with the hope of the government hearing them out and doing the needful to help them. “We want the government to regularise the admissions for us just the way it did for students from the earlier batches and allow us to complete our course”, said Sujo. The strike is organised by the Indian Nurses Association and supported by several students welfare organisations.

All work, no pay! Temporary professors in city colleges have not been paid for the last six months By Yatin Ingle


hile individuals who have cleared their National Eligibility Test (NET) and State Eligibility Test (SET) have been already struggling to get their salaries, temporary professors in city colleges are now being ignored with regard to their payment. Professors have now waited for their salaries for over six months. According to the rules of University Grants Commissions (UGC), an eligible professor who has cleared NET/SET has to be paid his salaries on the sixth pay commissions scale, whereas a temporary profes-

Speaking on this issue, Dr. Pravin Shingare, Director, DMER said, “Yes I know about this issue. The colleges have done a great mistake by giving admissions to students who had not appeared for CET as CET is mandatory. So it is not the mistake of the students but of the colleges. So, I am recommending to the government that let these students be allowed to appear for their exams and their results be declared. I also plan to suggest that let CET not be compulsory for the future batch of nursing students because if CET is made compulsory then very few nursing colleges will get sufficient students and several colleges will remain empty”. “I have not been informed about the strike as yet. If the students come to me, I will have a discussion with them”, added Dr. Shingare. sor can be paid as per the salary scales finalised by the colleges themselves. A professor, who has been working temporarily in a Malad-based college, said, “ The college has been ignoring our payments. When we ask for our salaries, we are either asked to wait or quit the job and find another college. They also claim that as we are temporary they can remove us at any time”. Last year, the ADC had reported that even after clearing the NET/SET, professors with permanent jobs were not being paid as per the Sixth Pay Commission standards. Pradeep Sawant, Senate member, MU said, “Teachers who have not got their salaries should file a complaint with the varsity teachers’/staff grievance cell. As soon as the complaint is filed, the varsity will carry out its inspection and if the management of a college is found guilty, action will be taken. The complainant should not be worried about his identity being disclosed as the cell will keep his or her details confidential”.

Actor Boman Irani’s son summoned in QNet case from QNet in 2013, police said. commissions paid to him, among who filed an FIR against QNet in Police wants to ascertain his role other things. August last year, recently apin QNet's marketing schemes and One Gurupreet Singh Anand, proached EOW with a two-page umbai Police on Wednesday complaint giving details about issued summons to actor Danesh's suspected role in the Boman Irani's son in connection case. Gurupreet has also alleged with a case involving multi-level that Boman and former world bilmarketing firm QNet. liards champion Michael Ferreira Danesh Irani, associated with the had participated in the company's Malaysia-based direct selling firm promotional events. accused of duping investors, has EOW has already issued a look been told to appear before investiout notice against Ferreira (75), gators on Friday for questioning. QNET founder Vijay Eswaran and "We have summoned Danesh to his three business associates after appear before us on January 24," Rathey failed to turn up for questionjvardhan Sinha, Additional Commising despite being summoned. sioner of Police (EOW), told PTI. EOW has arrested nine team Recently, EOW froze Danesh's leaders of QNet so far for allegedly bank account, which had Rs 25 duping investors by selling prodlakh. A scrutiny of Danesh's bank ucts like magnetic disks, herbal account has revealed that about Rs products and holiday schemes 40 lakh had been received by him Danesh with dad Boman Irani, in this file photo. through fraudulent practises.

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he Jehangir Art Gallery at Kala Ghoda yesterday was crowded with visitors, the media and the police, as noted industrialist and philanthropist, Kamal Morarka, inaugurated an exhibition featuring photographs of wildlife he has clicked from across India and the world. The beautiful pictures captured candid moments of tigers and lions in Bandhavgardh, Kanha, Pench and Gir, zebra and elephants in the Masai Mara region of Kenya, as well as birds from the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, among other places. The occasion was graced by noted photographer Kakubhai Kothari, eminent lawyer Adhik Shirodkar, Vijay Kalantri who is President of All India Association of Industries, and media personality Pritish Nandy, as well as members of the Morarka family and friends and admirers.


CLASSIFIEDS May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored glorified loved and preserved now and forever. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. Thanks. Rekha C-31589


I have changed my name from Sushila Durgesh Dubey to Sushila Durgesh Dube as per deed poll Affidavit. C-31799

I have changed my name from Megha Irshad Khan to Nasrin Zarin Khan as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. X-23751 dated 1-7 August, 2013. C-31785

I have changed my name from Aashishkumar Durgesh Dubey to Aashishkumar Durgesh Dube as per deed poll Affidavit. C-31800

I have changed my name from Mr. Ajay Bhupendra Shah, to ‘Mr. Ajaykumar Bhupendra Shah’ as per Affidavit Dated: 22/01/2014. C-31787


I have changed my name from Ms Madhuri Harishchandra More, to ‘Mrs. Rashmi Chandrakant Jadhav’ as per Affidavit Dated: 07/01/2014. C-31788 I have changed my name from Nirbhavne Vijaya Prabhakar, to ‘Mohite Sapana Sharad’ as per Affidavit 18/01/2014. C-31789 I have changed my name from Surti Bushra Banoo Mushtaq, to ‘Surti Bushra Mushtaq’ as per Affidavit Dated: 18/01/2014. C-31790

CHANGE OF BIRTHDATE I, Mahesh Motiram Majethiya have changed my date of birth from Twelveth December Nineteen Sixty to Eleventh December Nineteen Sixty as per Govt Gazette No.U-56386. C-31950


I have changed my name from Hamid Shaikh Bashir to Hamid Bashir Shaikh Vide Maha. Govt. Gazette No. U-38078 dated October 3-9, 2013. C-31778 I have changed my name from Anju Koul to Anjuu Koul Vide Affidavit dated 22-1-2014. C-31779

O Holy St. Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition, in return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Mary’s and Glory be. St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. (Publication must be promised). C-31073

I have changed my name from Trupti Sudhir Jadhav to Samrudhi Sudhir Jadhav as per Affidavit dated 20-01-2014. C-31780 I have changed my name from Indrajit Chowdhary to Indrajeet Chowdhary as per Deedpoll Affidavit AZ-709314 dated 22-01-2014. C-31781 I, Aliasgar Abdullah Bismillah have changed my daughter's name from Nooreen Aliasgar Bismillah to Zahra Aliasgar Bismillah as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No U-54783 (dated 2612-13 to 01-01-14). C-31782 I have changed my name from Hitendrakumar to Hitendra Premjibhai Patel as per Affidavit dated 11/01/2014. C-31783


I have changed my name from Patel Jyotsanabahen Jethabhai to Jyotsana Hitendra Patel as per Affidavit dated 11/01/2014. C-31784

I have changed my name from Mrs. Minakshi Umakant Thakur, to ‘Mrs. Meenaxi Umakant Thakur’ as per Affidavit Dated: 22/01/2014. C-31786


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I have changed my name from Malim Mohammad Haffis Shabbir, to ‘Malim Mohammed Haffis Shabbir’ as per Affidavit Dated: 20/01/2014. C-31791 I have changed my name from Siddiki Mohd Kasim Iqbal Ahmed to Siddique Mohammed Kasim Iqbal Ahmed’ as per Affidavit Dated: 20/01/2014. C-31792 I have changed my name from Sobha Kumari, to ‘Sobha S. Acharya w/o Subramaniam Acharya’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-55883) Dated: 26/12/2013. C-31793 I have changed my name from Kochumathew Thomas T., to ‘Mathew Thomas Thattil’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-16299) Dated: 23/06/2011. C-31794 I have changed my name from Florence Gnana Latha to Florence Jobukumar as per Affidavit. C-31795 I have changed my name from Shabana Allimuddin Shaikh to Saba Allimuddin Shaikh as per Gazette No. X-102610. C-31796 I, Kshiteej Arvind Dongare have changed my name to Kshiteej Arvind Dongre vide Affidavit HN 591584 dated 12th December 2013. C-31797 I have changed my name from Durgesh Dubey to Durgesh C. Dube as per deed poll Affidavit. C-31798

I have changed my name from Muhib Ali Haji Nasim Ali to Mohammed Muhib Ali Haji Nasim Ali as per deed poll Affidavit. C-31801 I have changed my name from Anisha. Natha M. Bhalerao to Anisha Varanjani as per Affidavit No – 040961 Dated 12/12/2013. C-31802 I have changed my name from Monica Natha M. Bhalerao to Monica Varanjani as per Affidavit No – 040860 Dated 12/12/2013. C-31803 I have changed my name from Rohit Natha M. Bhalerao to Rohit Varanjani as per Affidavit No – 040959 Dated 12/12/2013. C-31804 I have changed my name from Shazia Sayed Nayabali Sayed to Shazia Nayabali Syed as per Maha. Government Gazette No.(U-58115). C-31805 I have changed my name from Sitaram Sudhakar Dalvi to Swapnil Sudhakar Dalvi as per Affidavit dated 21-01-2014. C-31806 I have changed my name from Sujoy Khaling to Sujay Khaling Rai as per Affidavit dated 22th January, 2014. C-31807 I have changed my name from Sangita Dattatraya Bhosale to Laxmi Ramakant Malekar as per Affidavit dated 22-01-2014. C-31808 I have changed my name from Namdev Shere to Namdeo Shere as per Affidavit dated 22th January, 2014. C-31809 I have changed my name from Ushaben Vedsi Boricha to Usha Kantilal Shah as per Affidavit dated 09th January, 2014. C-31810 I have changed my name from Kiranben Kantilal to Kiran Niket Mewada as per Affidavit dated 09th January, 2014. C-31811 I have changed my name from Hema Mehta to Hemangini Mehta as per Affidavit dated 09th January, 2014. C-31812 I have changed my name from Imran Akbar Hasan (Hussaiya) to Imran Akbar Hasan (Husay) as per Affidavit dated 22nd January, 2014. C-31813 I Neeta Shashikant Nalawade have changed my name to Salonee Rajesh Jadhav as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 22/01/14. C-31814

I Mr. Harshad Padmakar Powa have changed my name to Mr. Harshal Padmakar Powale as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 22/01/14. C-31815 I Hemali Tulsidas Kalwani have changed my name to Diya Nikhil Talreja as per Maha. Government Gazette No U53345 dated: 14/02/13. C-31816 I Ramilaben Narsihbhai Dodiya have changed my name to Ramila Mahendra Patel as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 30/12/13. C-31817 I Abdur Rahim Husain Shaikh have changed my name to Zoheb Mohd Husain Shaikh as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 21/01/14. C-31818 I Rupa Kalpesh Sanghvi have changed my name to Mrs. Roopaben Kalpesh Sanghvi as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 21/01/14. C-31819 I Naveen Lalitkumar Jain have changed my name to Naveenkumar Lalitkumar Jain as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 20/01/14. C-31820 I Harishchandra Kadu have changed my minor son’s name from Deep Harishchandra Kadu to Sahil Harishchandra Kadu as per deedpoll Affidavit dated : 21/01/14. C-31821 I Krittika Shekhar Bandhavkar have changed my name to Kruttika Shekhar Bandhavkar as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 21/01/14. C-31822 I Dhanlakshmiben Purushottam Shah have changed my name to Rajal Rajendra Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 21/01/14. C-31823 I Radha Madhav Rao have changed my name to Radha Madhav Vombathkere as per Maha. Government Gazette No. X-62337 dated: 02/01/14. C-31824 I Monalisa Rameshbhai Patel have changed my name to Monalisa Rameshbhai Ribadiya as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 22/01/14. C-31825 I Ghisirawan Vishwakarma have changed my name to Ghisiravan Nirgun Vishwakarma as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 22/01/14. C-31826 I Indrojeet Harishankar Rajbhar have changed my name to Indrajeet Harishankar Rajbhar as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 14/01/14. C-31827 I Sarvesh Shamkant Nerurkar have changed my name to Sarvesh Shyamkant Nerurkar as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 21/01/14. C-31828

I Shashikant have changed my name to Shashikant Shyamsundar Jangid as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 22/01/14. C-31829 I Kishorebhai Ratilal Patel have changed my name to Kishore Ratilal Patel as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31830 I Smitaben Patel have changed my name to Smita Kishore Patel as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31831 I Naina Hemant Shah have changed my name to Nayna Hemant Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31832 I Neeraj Lalitkumar Shah have changed my name to Samir Lalitkumar Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31833 I Ami Neeraj Shah have changed my name to Sheili Samir Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31834 I Niraj Lalitbhai Shah have changed my name to Samir Lalitbhai Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31835 I Ami Niraj Shah have changed my name to Sheili Samir Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31836 I Amiben Neeraj Shah have changed my name to Sheili Samir Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31837 We Mr. Samir Lalitkumar Shah & Mrs. Sheili Samir Shah have changed our minor son’s name from Nemil Neeraj Shah to Smit Samir Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31838 We Mr. Samir Lalitbhai Shah & Mrs. Sheili Samir Shah have changed our minor daughter’s name from Sakshi Niraj Shah to Navya Samir Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31839 I Syed Akbar have changed my name to Sayyed Akbar as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31840 I Mohamad Mehebubbaksha Jamir Jamil have changed my name to Mohamad Jamil Mehebubbaksha Shaikh as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31841 I Purusottam Kushawaha have changed my name to Purushottam Kushawaha as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31842 I Yogeshkumar Lalchandra Das Lohana have changed my name to Yogesh Lalchand Lohana as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31843 I Nishesh Dipakkumar & Doshi Nishesh Deepak have changed my name to Nishesh Dipak Doshi as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31844

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FBI in Jiah Khan case?

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By Philip Varghese


few days after the Juhu police claimed that they found no evidence - either circumstantial or accounts of eyewitnesses - to support actor Jiah Khan’s mother Rabia’s contention that her actress daughter was killed and did not commit suicide, Rabia said that she will move the Bombay High Court seeking reinvestigation of the case by a special investigating team, with assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. This comes as the Juhu police filed a 415-page charge sheet in the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court late last week, charging accused Sooraj Pancholi, a budding actor and ex-boyfriend of Jiah, only for abetting her suicide. Jiah was found hanging in her Juhu apartment on June 3 last year. In October, Jiah’s mother Rabia had filed a petition in the HC, contending that it was a case of murder, not suicide. The contention was based on an expert opinion after analysing Jiah’s pictures taken immediately after her death. Rabia told media persons on Wednesday that she has approached US authorities, requesting assistance of the FBI, as her daughter was an American citizen. “I would just say that we have no con-

unilateral investigations outside the United States, it can review your daughter’s case in an advisory role if requested by Indian law enforcement,” the letter said. A subsequent communication from Rosemary Macray, Chief of the American Citizens Services Unit said that the Legal Attache at the US embassy had sent a request letter to the CBI whose response to the offer of partnering with the US agency in the probe was awaited. FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime Rabia Khan, mother of Jiah, with her advocate Dinesh Tiwari. (NCAVC) provides operational support to US and infidence in Mumbai police as move the Bombay High ternational law enforcement it has ignored forensic evi- Court next week seeking that for a range of unusual violent dence given to them to show the police probe the aspect of crimes and other criminal that Jiah was killed and had Jiah Khan’s murder as they matters, the letter said. not committed suicide. Their have ignored the material reports are inconclusive and given to them by Rabia tailor-made to benefit the ac- strongly suggesting that her cused. So I am approaching daughter had been killed.” the high court soon for direcRabia said she had written tion for a probe by either CBI to US Ambassador to India or SIT. The police had not in- Nancy Powell seeking FBI asformed us about filing of the sistance in the probe. The FBI charge sheet. I came to know is reportedly prepared to lend of only from my lawyer and a helping hand in the probe the media,” said Khan. provided India agreed. “We According to advocate Di- have reached out to the office nesh Tiwari, representing of the US Legal Attache at the Rabia in the case said, “I US Embassy in New Delhi. An would refer to a Supreme FBI official in that office is Court judgement which says willing to send a letter to the that the first informant of FIR Indian Police Services to offer has a right to know about the US technical and forensic asfiling of the charge sheet but sistance in the investigation they did not inform Rabia de- of Nafisa’s death. spite her being one. We shall “While FBI cannot conduct

BJP leader demands detailed info on city’s street lights By Khushboo Panjabi


fter a week long hunger strike by Andheri BJP corporator Amit Satam on the issue of lighting being almost 30 per cent below the required level, BJP party leader Dilip Patel yesterday, raised the issue in the BMC standing committee meeting, claiming that he needs detailed information about how well-illuminated Mumbai’s streets are. Patel has sent a letter to Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte on January 16, informing him that there are around 70,000 street lights on the city streets that come under MSEB, Reliance and BEST, and asked him to give detailed information about the same in the coming meeting. Patel said, “The height of the roads in the city vary from 30 to 120 feet because of which the street lights are not placed properly. The distance between each light should be 25 metres, which is not seen in the city as per the survey conducted. It has also been noticed that there are no

brackets on the top of the lights and 50 per cent of the lights are hidden by the branches of trees.” He added, “The environment, CRZ and Urban Developmental (UD) departments should keep track of the street lights and trim the branches obstructing them at regular intervals. About 2 per cent of street lights do not function in the city. A detailed lux (unit of illumination) level survey of the city’s street lights should be conducted. It

is the primary responsibility of the BMC to provide proper lighting to the city, but they have been ignoring the issue for a long time.” He added, “The BMC should carry out a detailed street illumination survey and make the report public.” Additional Municipal Commissioner S.V.R. Srinivas said, “We will study the issue in detail and come up with a solution in the next meeting.”

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78,439 kids given polio drops MBMC launches intensive anti-polio drive in Mira-Bhayandar By Suresh Golani


round 78,439 children between the ages of 0 to 5 years were immunized at the hundreds of dedicated booths set up by the health department of the MiraBhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) in the twin-city on Sunday. While an elaborate five day long house-to-house polio immunization drive has been launched by 347 volunteers, special mobile teams have also been deputed at public places and transit points to administer polio doses to children who missed out

during booth day. Apart from this, special focus was given to the migrant population in order to prevent importation of polio cases. The MBMC has also launched an elaborate publicity campaign to motivate parents and people in the community to get their children vaccinated. “Our earnest endeavour is to reach every child under 5 years of age for vaccination, and after the regular booth process, an Intensive Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) campaign has been launched,” said MBMC health-incharge, Dr. Anjali Patil.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I Kalpanaben Dipakkumar & Doshi Kalpana Deepak have changed my name to Kalpana Dipak Doshi as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31845 I Dipakkumar & Doshi Deepak have changed my name to Dipak Doshi as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31846 I Salim Babu have changed my name to Salim Hajibabu Mansuri as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31847 I Duvasia D Ko have changed my name to Devasia Koolipurackal Ouseph as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31848 I Rambilas Shamu Yadav have changed my name to Ramvilash Shamu Yadav as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-31849 I Poonam Ram Asrani have changed my name to Poonam Sunil Moolchandani as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 22/01/14. C-31850 I have changed my name from Roshanbibi Mehboob Kadri to Roshanbibi Gulamrassul as per Affidavit. C-31851 I have changed my name from Sameer Mohmed Salim to Sameer Salim Khan as per Affidavit. C-31852 I have changed my name from Mohmed Salim to Salim Ibrahim Khan as per Affidavit. C-31853 I have changed my name from Rasidabee Mohmed Salim to Rashidabi Salim Khan as per Affidavit. C-31854 I have changed my name from Kaneez Fatema Khan to Kanij Fatima Ashruddin Momin as per Affidavit. C-31855 I have changed my name from Poojabahen Hareshkumar Pandya to Pooja Haresh Pandya as per Affidavit. C-31856

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CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Mohammed Anees Noor Mohammed to Mohammed Anish Noor Mohammed Khan as per Affidavit. C-31863

I have changed my name from Mohd Taufique Mohd Iqbal Shaikh to Mohammed Taufique Mohammed Iqbal Mujawar as per Affidavit. C-31880

I have changed my name from Rajiya Sultana Noor Mohammad to Sultana Begum Noor Mohammad Khan as per Affidavit. C-31864

I have changed my name from Miss. Kanchan Chandrakant Goradkar to Mrs. Sana Mehboob Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-31881

I have changed my name from Usman Abu Bakar to Usman Abubakar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-31865 I have changed my name from Indersingh Chandrajeet Khadaga to Indrasingh Chandrajeet Khadka as per Affidavit. C-31866 I have changed my name from Uttamkumar Indersingh Khadaga to Uttam Indrasingh Khadka as per Affidavit. C-31867 I have changed my name from Mohmed Sheikh to Haji Noormohammed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-31868 I have changed my name from Mamta Kishinchand Samat to Meghna Vishal Chhabria as per Affidavit. C-31869 I have changed my name from Sathish Kotian to Satish Kotian as per Affidavit. C-31870 I have changed my name from Ganpath Babu Gangaram Madi to Babu Gangaram Madi as per Affidavit. C-31871

MUMBAI | THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 I have changed my name from Sayed Afsar Ali Abdul Rahman to Afsar Ali Abdul Rahman Mir as per Affidavit. C-31898

I have changed my name from Mohammed Ali Abdul Jaleel to Mohammed Ali Abdul Jaleel Aldar as per Affidavit. C-31916

I have changed my name from Satyendrakumar Mishra to Satyendra Prabhakar Mishra as per Affidavit. C-31934

I have changed my name from Kusum Kumari Kishan Jain to Kusum Devendra Jain as per Affidavit. C-31899

I have changed my name from Shreelal Kishorilal Choudhary to Shreelal Kishorilal Chowdhary as per Affidavit. C-31917

I have changed my name from Naginadevi Mishra to Nagina Prabhakar Mishra as per Affidavit. C-31935

I have changed my name from Mohin Shafik Qureshi to Mohd Moin Shafik Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-31900

I have changed my name from Vikram Shreelal Choudhary to Vikram Shreelal Chowdhary as per Affidavit. C-31918

I have changed my name from Vinod Kumar to Vinod Kumar Singh as per Affidavit. C-31936

I have changed my name from Rovav Fatma to Rabab Shaheem Rizvi as per Affidavit. C-31883

I have changed my name from Shamin Noor Mohd Sarang to Shamim Noor Mohd Sarang as per Affidavit. C-31901

I have changed my name from Minnarao Kalisejty to Aaditya Rao Kalisetti as per Affidavit. C-31919

I have changed my name from Prashant Kumar Sharanappa Ujalambe to Prashantkumar Sharanappa Ujalambe as per Affidavit. C-31937

I have changed my name from Sayyed Sarfaraz Abbas Asgar Abbas to Sayyed Sarfaraz Abbas Asghar Abbas as per Affidavit. C-31884

I have changed my name from Mohd. Shamim Akbar Ali Ansari to Mohammad Shamim Akbar Ali Ansari as per Affidavit. C-31902

I have changed name from Gurdas Singh to Gurdas Singh Virdi as per Affidavit. C-31885

I have changed my name from Jayendrakumar Jitendra Upadhyay to Jayendra Jitendra Upadhyay as per Affidavit. C-31903

I have changed my name from Mayurbhai Batukbhai Mangukiya to Mayur Batukbhai Mangukiya as per Affidavit. C-31882

I have changed my name from Ashwadhi Prassanan to Ashwathy Prasannan as per Affidavit. C-31886 I have changed my name from Ramesh Chandra Gupta to Ramesh Chand Gupta as per Affidavit. C-31887 I have changed my name from Yogeshkumar Naranji Sejpal to Yogesh Naranji Sejpal as per Affidavit. C-31888

I have changed my name from Vipul Kumar Bhavanji Nagda to Vipul Bhavanji Nagda as per Affidavit. C-31904 I have changed my name from Miss. Shyla Krishna Kamath to Mrs. Sanjana Sandeep Shenoy as per Affidavit. C-31905 I have changed my name from Miss. Suvarni N Pai to Mrs. Kala Narasimha Shenoy as per Affidavit. C-31906

I have changed my name from Mohan Nanaji Adhikari to Mohan Nana Adhikari to as per Affidavit. C-31889

I have changed my name from Ananta Laxman Patil to Anant Laxman Patil as per Affidavit. C-31907

I have changed my name from Nasir Husain Shinsha to Shaikh Nasir Husain Shahensha Husain as per Affidavit. C-31872

I have changed my name from Siddhesh Vijay Gavali to Siddhesh Vijay Gawali as per Affidavit. C-31890

I have changed my name from Chand Hasmuddin Khaji to Chand Hasmuddin Kazi as per Affidavit. C-31908

I have changed my name from Zahera Imran Vohra to Zahera Mohamed Yusuf Mirza as per Affidavit. C-31873

I have changed my name from Vijay Sitaram Gavali to Shubhangi Vijay Gawali as per Affidavit. C-31891

I have changed my name from Shambu Poojary to Shambhu Kotian as per Affidavit. C-31909

I have changed my name from Rameshchandra Chaganlal Mehata to Ramanlal Chaganlal Mehta as per Affidavit. C-31892

I have changed my name from Philomeena Lilter Burkhao to Philomena Lilter Burkhao as per Affidavit. C-31920 I have changed my name from Naresh Kumar to Naresh Nandlal Agarwal as per Affidavit. C-31921 I have changed my name from Jhindu Ram to Jhanduram Maidhan Chaudhary as per Affidavit. C-31922 I have changed my name from Kishore Parmanand Panjabi to Kishore Parmanand Punjabi as per Affidavit. C-31923 I have changed my name from Yogesh Karamsi Choudhary to Yogesh Karamsi Choudhari as per Affidavit. C-31924

I have changed my name from Vinod Kumar Chandrashekhar Panday to Vinod Kumar Chandrashekhar Pandey as per Affidavit. C-31941

I have changed my name from Arvindkumar Ganpatram Chaudhari to Arvind Ganpatram Jat as per Affidavit. C-31926

I have changed my name from Sangita Nilkanthrao Thakre to Sangita Santosh Kharabe as per Affidavit. C-31943

I have changed my name from Pramiladevi Lalman Tiwari to Pramila Lalman Tiwari as per Affidavit. C-31927

I have changed my name from Mr. Bibhash Bhushan Das to Mr. Bibhash Rabibhushan Das as per Affidavit. C-31910

I have changed my name from Govind Kumar Tiwari to Govind Tiwari as per Affidavit. C-31928

I have changed my name from Mrs. Dalmeida Anitha Maria to Mrs. Dalmeida Anita Maria as per Affidavit. C-31911

I have changed my name from Vineeta Vilas Randhir to Hemangi Vilas Randhir as per Affidavit. C-31929

I have changed my name from Mr. Vinaya Kumar Chandrashekar to Mr. Vinaya Kumar Chandrashekar Valkie as per Affidavit. C-31912

I have changed my name from D. Sathesh Dhakshina Moorthy to Sathesh Dakshinamoorthy as per Affidavit. C-31930 I have changed my name from Mevada Bhaveshkumar Natwarlal to Bhavesh Natvarlal Mevada as per Affidavit. C-31931

I have changed my name from Yoginiben Hareshkumar Pandya to Yogini Haresh Pandya as per Affidavit. C-31858

I have change my name from Rajesh Gopaldas Villait to Rajesh Gopaldas Villaitramani as per Gazette No.U-56277. C-31875

I have changed my name from Hafija Inayat Patel to Hafiza Inayat Patel as per Affidavit. C-31859

I have changed my name from Kutbuddin Ziauddin to Ansari Kutubuddin as per Affidavit. C-31876

I have changed my name from Mihirkumar Sanjaykumar Mehta to Mihir Sanjay Mehta as per Affidavit. C-31894

I have changed my name from Ms. Mariyam Navaratnam Golla to Mrs. Maria Castellino as per Affidavit. C-31860

I have changed my name from Shekh Babu Gulab to Shaikh Babu Gulab as per Affidavit. C-31877

I have changed my name from Shabbir Afsar Ali to Shabbir Ali Afsar Ali Mir as per Affidavit. C-31895

I have changed my name from Sunandabai Ganpati Bhatkalkar to Sudha Sudhakar Gokarn as per Affidavit. C-31913

I have changed my name from Deshmukh Rukhsana Ali Khan to Memon Ruksana as per Affidavit. C-31878

I have changed my name from Jitendrakumar Mangalbhai Patel to Jitendra Mangalbhai Patel as per Affidavit. C-31896

I have changed my name from Parshottam Hira Gosai to Parshotam Hira Gosia as per Affidavit. C-31914

I have changed my name from Yogeshkumar Suryakant Shah to Yogesh Suryakant Shah as per Affidavit. C-31932

I have changed my name from Bina Mukeshkumar Mangukiya to Beena Mukesh Mangukiya as per Affidavit. C-31879

I have changed my name from Tarlika Kumari Gordhan Patel to Tarlika Jitendra Patel as per Affidavit. C-31897

I have changed my name from Kunda Bhikaji Koyande to Kalpana Krishna Gaonkar as per Affidavit. C-31915

I have changed my name from Dhansukhbhai Prabhubhai Patel to Dhansukh Prabhubhai Patel as per Affidavit. C-31933

I have changed my name from Irfan Khalid to Irfan Khan as per Affidavit. C-31862

I have changed my name from Rameez Ulla Khan to Rameez Khan as per Affidavit. C-31940

I have changed my name from Ashokkumar Parshottam Laheri to Ashok Parshottam Laheri as per Affidavit. C-31942

I have changed my name from Kishore Manmohan Sharma to Kishor Manmohan Sharma as per Affidavit. C-31874

I have changed my name from Mr. Henry Isaac Cistalinho to Mr. Henry Castellino as per Affidavit. C-31861

I have changed my name from Kalpana Nilesh Kamble to Kalpana Pundalik Harale as per Affidavit. C-31939

I have changed my name from Praveenbhai Bhau Gharat to Pravin Bhau Gharat as per Affidavit. C-31925

I have changed my name from Hareshkumar Babubhai Pandya to Haresh Babubhai Pandya as per Affidavit. C-31857

I have changed name from Devendrakumar Rameshchandra Mehata to Devendra Ramanlal Mehta as per Affidavit. C-31893

I have changed my name from Rama Shankar Singh to Ramashankar Singh as per Affidavit. C-31938

I have changed my name from Mohd Owaish Mohd Junaid Kolsa Wala to Mohammed Owaish Mohd Junaid Kolsa Wala as per Affidavit. C-31944 I have changed my name from Yasmin Mohd Junaid Kolsa Wala to Yasmin Mohammed Junaid Kolsa Wala as per Affidavit. C-31945 I have changed my name from Mrs. Nikhat Bano Abdur Rehman to Mrs. Nikhat Abdur Rehman Khan as per Affidavit. C-31946 I have changed my name from Dastagir Mohd Junaid Kolsa Wala to Dastagir Ahmed Mohammed Junaid Kolsa Wala as per Affidavit. C-31947 I have changed my name from Kutub Abdeali Imani to Kutubuddin Abdeali Imani as per Affidavit. C-31948 I have changed my name from Pinky Haresh Shah to Pinky Rushabh Ajmera as per Affidavit. C-31949

Anuhya’s murder case: Five held for youth’s murder, hunt on for sixth accused Police now probing auto,

Afternoon Despatch & Courier



taxi drivers around LTT

By Zuber Ansari


24 year old auto driver was murdered by five people over redevelopment issues in Jogeshwari on Tuesday night. The deceased was refusing to sign for redevelopment work and the work had been stalled due to this. The accused therefore planned to murder him as the only option. The Meghwadi police have arrested Zameer Sheikh Salman Sheikh, Raju Tanki, Mehmood Gulam, Hussain Shah and Irfan Sheikh alias Irfan, while Shafique Sheikh is absconding. Three of the accused surrendered to the police after the murder while the other accused were arrested on Wednesday.Khijar Pasha, an auto driver by profession resided at Radhabai Chawl in Jogeshwari east. For the last several months there was rift between Pasha and the accused over the redevelopment issue. The accused were trying to force Pasha in signing the papers but he resisted. Eyewitness Mohammad Hussain said, “For the last several days the accused were planning to kill Pasha. He was their target for quite some time.”According to the police, two days back the accused had planned to kill Pasha but somehow he got wind of the plan and fled. On Tuesday at 8.30 pm when Pasha

By Neel Shah

Victim Khijar Pasha (left) with one of his killers. came to the area, he was attacked with choppers by the accused and killed. The police have registered a case of murder and are searching for Shafique Sheikh, who has played a vital role in the murder. It is not first time when Pasha has been attacked by the accused. Few months ago too, thare was an attempt by the accused to attack Pasha, but then he had managed to escape.

By Suresh Golani ess than 24 hours after a notorious bike thief escaped from the custody of the Kashimira police, a police team arrested him from his native village, Saphale, near Palghar late on Tuesday night. According to the police, Vishal Bharat Vaity (21), was arrested by the Mumbai police in connection with 15 bike theft cases. The Kashimira police sought Vaity’s custody, to probe his involvement in similar crimes that had been reported in their jurisdiction. He was handed over through transit custody on Monday. At about 7:50 am on Tuesday, he requested on-duty police personnel- Assistant Sub-Inspector, Bajirao Sawant, to allow him use the toilet, however while returning, Vaity assaulted the escorting cop and escaped. A police team led by API Shahji Pawar launched a manhunt for the accused who was arrested while he was trying to sneak into his village home in Saphale at about 11 pm on Tuesday. The daring flight-tofreedom by an accused-incustody has yet again exposed the chinks in the security system of the Thane (rural) police. It may be recalled that in a similar flight to freedom case, a 22-year-old woman, accused in a theft case who was arrested from Bangalore, had escaped from the custody of the Kashimira Police in February, 2011. Meanwhile, Vaity has been now been slapped with additional charges including section 324, 353 and 332 of the IPC.

found beside her body, was switched on for a fraction of nvestigators probing the seconds and then was murder of Esther Anuhya switched off. Speaking with have now begun questioning the ADC, a crime branch ofthe taxi and rickshaw drivers ficer assisting the probe whose mobile locations, on said, “This is a usual occurJanuary 5 and 6, were traced rence; when the mobile in and around the area phone is switched off, it gets where her body was found. started for a fraction of secThe crime branch has al- onds with the intense heat of ready questioned more than the sun”. 200 taxi and rickshaw drivers Meanwhile, the police are around Lokmanya Tilak Ter- still clueless about the minus (LTT), from where 23- Anuhya's killers and are still year-old Anuhya had awaiting the postmortem redisappeared under mysteri- port to ascertain whether ous circumstances. she was raped. Nishikant On January 9, Anuhya's Tungare, senior inspector of mobile phone, which was Kanjurmarg police station,


Bike thief give cops the slip, but gets nabbed in 24 hours L


QUOTATION NOTICE FOR APPOINTMENT OF CONSULANT Govt of Maharashtra intends to "Establishment of a facility for Shivaji Maharaj Memorial Statue off the Coast of Mumbai in Arabian Sea." Executive Engineer, Integrated (PW) Division, 2nd floor Bandhkam Bhavan, Fort, Mumbai-400 001, has authorized to call the quotation for selection of consultant for the proposed assignment of the technical assistant including report preparation, presentation as per ElA notification for the Environmental & CRZ clearance for above said project. 1. Govt of Maharashtra has already appointed to NEERI & NIO for the EIA studies. As the EIA reports are already prepared the selected consultant do the following necessary job. (A) The selected consultant shall review the existing EIA report and suggest their comments on it for the smooth clearance process. (B) The selected consultant shall modified the existing EIA report as per the EIA notification and submit the application in required format with required No of copies (25 copies each) to MoEF/MCZMA. (C) Submit the documentation of EIA report, Executive summary in Marathi and English; fill up the MCZMA consent form. (D) Make presentation to MCZMA and provide assistance to MCAMA for finalization of minutes etc. (E) Presentation before MOEF for environmental clearance. 2. Duration of work: 10 days from the issue of work order 3. Terms of payment Mobilization with work order 25% After conducting the presentation before MCZMA & MoEF 50% After obtaining the (EC) Environmental clearance 25% 4. Period for submission of Quotation with their experience certificate: 8 days i.e. upto 30 Jan. 2014 Sd/Executive Engineer, Integrated Unit, (P.W.) Division, Mumbai-01. No. EE/IU/PB/153/ dt. 21-1-2014 Date: 21-1-2014 Office of the Executive Engineer Integrated Unit, Division, 2nd Floor, Bandhkam Bhavan, 25, Marzban Path, Fort Mumbai 400 001 Telephone No. 022-22016974/76

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where the case of Anuhya's murder is registered, said, “We haven't received the postmortem and the chemical analysis reports”. Quite a few units of the crime branch are probing the murder. The police have detained several drivers who have criminal cases registered against them. The police claimed that the murder could be the handiwork of a person with a criminal mind. Anuhya was a software engineer from Andhra Pradesh and was in the city to resume work at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).




Afternoon Despatch & Courier


Shiv-Sena wants MBMC to restore glory of Crumbling Ghodbunder Fort.

By Suresh Golani


here may be some ray of hope for the crumbling walls of the historic Ghodbunder Fort near Kashimira, which have become one the worst examples of utter neglect and apathy. The local Shiv Sena unit, led by legislator Pratap Sarnaik, has sought the intervention of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) for restoring the 17th century heritage fort and turning it into a tourist destination. A delegation of civic officials, led by municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani, along with Sarnaik, visited the fort on Tuesday afternoon. Originally named as Cacabe de Tanna, the

Left to the elements and little children with their cricket bats, the Ghodbunder Fort, a grand witness to the history of Maharashtra, is in urgent need of repair and restoration.

1530. The territory and fort remained under the rule of the Portuguese until 1737. Despite several attempts, the e-TENDER NOTICE Maratha warriors failed to Department Chief Engineer (Sewerage Operation) capture the fortress, eventually the Maratha army beDivision Executive Engineer Mechanical sieged Ghodbunder Fort and (Sewerage) Western Suburbs successfully occupied it by Bid No. 7100027587 defeating the Portuguese Subject Work of replacement of damaged 350mm army in the year 1737. Later, dia. C.I. pipes & specials for header line the East Indian Company ocat Gorai Pumping Station. cupied the structure and established it as their district Sale of Tender From 23-01-2014 Time 11.00 a.m. administration headquarTo 06-02-2014 Time 4.00 p.m. ters. There is an ancient Website church in the vicinity of fort Communicating Officer which was founded by the Portuguese. The church, a) Name: Shri M.P. Chaudhari which was later transformed b) Tel. No.: 26318728 into tourist center by the Mac) Mobile No.: 9833539006 harashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), d) E-mail Add.: now lies in shambles. "I beSd/lieve that this fort is a monuDy.Ch.E.(S.O.)W.S. PRO/1396/ADV/2014 ment of our glorious history Ghodbunder Fort, according 1730 by the Portuguese who and if we want to show this Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment to historians, was built in had settled in this region in heritage to our new generations, it becomes our duty to preserve it. A well-mainDirectDepu tyRegistrar ,Co-operativ eSociety ,Mumbaicity (3) Compete

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1)Taket hen oticet hat thea bove applicationh asb eenf iledb yt hea pplicant under section 11u nder theM aharashtra ownership Flats (Regulationo f theP romotiono f Construction, Sale, Managementsa nd Transfer) Act,1 963 and under thea pplicableR ulesa gainst the Opponentsa bovem entioned. 2)The Applicant has prayed for grant of unilateral conveyance of all that piece and parcel of land or ground containing by admeasuring 4324.90 Sq. Meters or thereabout situated at Pali hill, Bandra previously bearing servey no 313 B, plot no. 5, Hissa No.1, Serial No. 458 according to Mutation Register of Village Danda and now bearing City survey no. C-910 A -1and A-2, Pali hill, Nargis Dutta Road, Village - Bandra (West), Taluka Andheri, Mumbai Suburban District in the Registration District & Sub-District Mumbai City & Mumbai Suburban within the jurisdiction of Sub-Registrar Andheri at Bandra in favour of the Applicants.

3)Theh earing inth e above caseh asb een fixedo n 12/02/2014a t3 .00 P.M. 4)The Promoter/O pponent/s and their leg al he irs ifa ny, or any pe rson/ au thority wishing to submit anyob jection,sh ould appear in personor th rough theau thorized representativeo n 12/02/2014a t3 .00P .M beforeth e undersigned to getherwi th any documents,h e / she / theyw ant / sto pr oduce ins upportof his / herob jection/c laim/ demand against theab oveca se & theap plicant/si s/are advisedt ob ep resentat th at timet oc ollectt he writtenr eply,ifa ny filedb yth ein terested parties. 5)I f anyp erson / si nterested, f ails to appear orf ile writtenr eply a s requiredb y this notice, the question at issue/ a pplication w ill be decided in theira bsence ands uch person/sw ill haven oc laIm, object ord emandw hatsoevera gainst the propertyf orw hich thec onveyance/ d eclaration/ o rderi sg rantedo rt hed irction forr egistrationo f thes ociety is grantedt o thea pplicants ora nyo rder/ c ertificate/ j udgment is passed against such interestedp artiesa ndt hem atterw ill beh earda ndd ecidede x-parte. By Order, Sd/-

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Shiv Sena's Pratap Sarnaik with municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani.

tained fort would be an added attraction for tourists and it would be a real memorial," said Sarnaik. “The historic place definitely needs beautification and a facelift without disturbing the ancient structure. I will immediately correspond with the District Collector and try to acquire the land for proper maintenance not only of the historic structure but the surrounding premises,” said Suresh Kakani. Thanks to the unsupervised Rs. 1.5 crore restoration and preservation work initiated by private contractors appointed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) few years ago, some walls of the fort now sport white patches of plaster. “A few years ago, the civic standing committee had made a budgetary allocation of Rs. 25 lakh for beautification and maintenance work, however the ASI denied it relevant permission,” revealed former corporator Keshav Gharat.

A Singapore-like Navi Mumbai! By Khushboo Panjabi


n a ward wise meeting held on Monday, Ganesh Naik, Thane Guardian Minister spoke about how a one-time planning model can transform the satellite city into a city like Singapore or Dubai. The meeting, held at Meenatai Thackeray ground in Airoli, was called to understand the problems of the

Continued from pg 1 « for comment. The Additional Collector's letter also stated that the inquiry against all those who obtained flats by submitting false declarations was on. The government documents, accessed under the Right to Information Act

residents in the ward and saw the presence of MLA Sandeep Naik, Mayor (Navi Mumbai) Sagar Naik, and NCP corporators. The Guardian Minister said, “Developmental work in this area will be completed under the one-time planning model in the next seven years after which the city will see transformation”. He added, “There is a need

for cluster development project for lower income and middle income groups and old CIDCO houses. Residents will have the right to decide their developer for redevelopment. We have been demanding extra FSI for the city and hope to get it soon”. “A policy to solve the problems of hawkers too will be taken care of soon. In order

FLAT-OUT SURRENDER (RTI) have revealed that nearly 3,994 flats were allotted under the Urban Land Ceiling (ULC) scheme in various categories in Mumbai city and suburbs between 1999 and 2010. Of these,

1,008 flats were resold by allottees within five years of allotment, although the rule stipulates that the flats cannot be sold before five years from the date of allotment. The beneficiaries include

to mark hawkers' zone, the CIDCO should transfer plots to the NMMC”, he said. According to him, the cost of the development and infrastructure of the city will be shared by MMRDA so that the burden on civic coffers will be less. Also the MMRDA's plan to build flyovers on T.B. Road and P.B. Road will ease traffic.

activists of political parties, artistes from Marathi film and entertainment industry and close relatives of politicians. Most of these allottees had obtained the flats by submitting false declarations although they had alternate accommodation. Most of them sold off the flats for a heavy price.

Majid Memon to join Pawar in contest for Rajya Sabha seat

Afternoon Despatch & Courier


By A Special Correspondent


minent lawyer and NCP’s national secretary Majid Memon will be the party’s second candidate besides party president Sharad Pawar to contest the biennial Rajya Sabha elections from the state. On Monday, the party declared the name of Pawar and started the discussion for the second seat. Finally yesterday afternoon the party announced the name of Majid Memon. NCP spokesperson D.P. Tripathi told reporters about the party’s decision. Of the 55 seats falling vacant in the Rajya Sabha, the

state has the biggest chunk of seven retiring members. They are Murli Deora and Hussain Dalwai (Congress), Y.P. Trivedi and Janardhan Waghmare (NCP), Bharatkumar Raut and Rajkumar Dhoot (Shiv Sena) and Prakash Javadekar (BJP). Meanwhile, the Congress has made it clear that the party leadership will start the seat sharing discussions with NCP in the next few days for the Lok Sabha poll. The state Congress has also kept its options open for negotiations with the NCP. State Congress president Manikrao Thakre has stated that swapping of seats is likely. Acording to sources, Congress is expected Majid Memon

Tortured to death?

A seemingly healthy Mohammad Shaikh (in red square) in the custody of the Shivaji Nagar police.

By Tariq Khan


22-year-old undertrial, arrested in connection with house break-in cases, died at the J J Hospital on

Wednesday morning. The family of Mohammad Jaffer Kalandar Shaikh alias Bablu has alleged that he was tortured in police custody. Bablu was shifted to Arthur Road

Jail on Tuesday after he was sent to judicial custody. According to jail authorities, Bablu had complained of chest pain on Wednesday morning and was taken to J J

Power tariff cut: Onus on State, MERC, says RInfra By Prashant Hamine


eliance Infrastructure (RInfra) has pointed fingers at the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) and the State Government after Congress MPs Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt staged a demonstration last week demanding cut in power tariff rates. The company has pointed out to them that the prerogative of reducing the power tariff rates rests with MERC and the state government. Nirupam is slated to stage a dharna at the Reliance Energy office at Kandivali on Thursday. Meanwhile, BJP MLA Gopal Shetty too has demanded a 20 per cent reduction in power tariff rates for Mumbaikars not covered by

the state cabinet decision of January 20. In a statement issued here yesterday, Rinfra spokesperson pointed out that the company has forwarded the communication of the MPs to MERC and the state government. The company has drawn the attention of politicians demanding a roll back in tariff rates that the determination of power tariff rates is the prerogative of MERC. It has added that it is the state governments prerogative to grant subsidy. The spokesperson pointed out that the Supreme Court too has ruled that the determination of power tariff has to be done by the expert body, that is the MERC. The present power tariff rate structure has been determined by MERC in Au-

gust 2013. The statement adds that Fixed Charges are part of tariff determined by MERC. The Fixed Charges are levied in order to maintain the physical infrastructure to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the consumers. The Regulatory Asset Charge (RAC) is also part of the tariff rate. The tariff of low end consumers consuming up to 300 units per month are subsidised for Rs.830 crore by high end consumers as per tariff determined by MERC. Mumbai power consumers receive no subsidy from the state government. Besides this Mumbai consumers pay more than Rs.2,500 crore each year to the state government as taxes on electricity.

to stake claim over Hingoli, Amravati, Kolhapur and Osmanabad parliamentary seats held by NCP while the latter is likely to demand seats like Raigad and Jalna (held by Congress). The tussle between the two parties on seat sharing is on with reports that Thakre is in favour of slashing NCP quota from 22 seats to 19. Congress had expressed it would contest 29 Lok Sabha seats. Maharashtra sends 48 MPs to Lok Sabha. Significantly, NCP is in no mood to relent and has insisted for 22 seats. The crucial talks between the two parties are likely to start next week.

Hospital where he died at around 10:30 am. API Chandrakant Dalvi of Shivaji Nagar police station said, “Bablu was fine in our custody. He was taken for a medical examination on Tuesday before producing him in the court and all his reports were normal. We have no idea what happened in the jail.” Police sources said that Bablu was involved in two house breaking incidents where the booty was worth around Rs.2 lakh. He was arrested after his gang members had a falling out over distribution of the loot. Bablu’s body has been taken for postmortem at J J Hospital itself.


CITY TODAY The Press Club: Subhash Ghai, filmmaker and founderchairman of Whistling Woods International and Meghna Ghai Puri, president-WWI, to participate in a discussion with mediapersons on their plans for Bollywood and about how they intend to go about their comeback battle for Whistling Woods. Press Club Conference Hall, 3.45 p.m. Nehru Center: 20th Foundation Day & Award Ceremony programme, CA Suresh Patil to be chief guest, Jade Garden, Nehru Centre, Worli, 6.30 p.m. Nehru Center: Special Astrophysics lecture by Prof Ramesh Narayan, Department of Astronomy, Harvard University Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics USA to speak on 'Black Holes', Nehru Center's Hall of Culture, Worli, 5 p.m. NCPA: NCPA Stage Right Plays, Experimental Theatre, Nariman Point, 10 a.m. 6 and p.m. IMC: Travel on IMC’s Ladies wing visa all the way to a dream

destination called ‘MALAYSIA – TRULY ASIA’ in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 2014., Walchand Hirachand Hall, Churchgate, 3.30 p.m. ART & EXHIBITIONS P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy: Watercolour paintings by Prof. (Ms) Mangal Gogte to showcase various expression to be inaugurated by Smt Suhasini Mulay (documentary filmmaker and film actor), Exhibition Hall, Ravindra Natya Manidr, Prabhadevi, till Jan 27, 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. Pradarshak Art Gallery: Exhibition of paintings by Sanjay N. Raut, 100 Kalpana Bldg, Pot No 338, 12th Road, Khar, till Feb 1, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nehru Center AC Gallery: Exhibition of paintings by Alankriti Artist's Group, 15 artists from Rajasthan, Nehru Center, Worli, till Jan 27, 11 a.m. To 7 p.m. Artists' Center: Exhibition of paintings by Laxminarayan Sharma, Mamta Sharma, Neeta Makwana, Ador House, Kala Ghoda, till Jan 26, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Gimmicks cannot replace governance

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Ponder awhile... “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” — Albert Einstein

Danger: Nothing to hang on to at train’s doorways I

t would be wrong to ask commuters not to travel on footboards because there are no footboards in local trains. They travel – standing on the edge of a doorway in a compartment. They clutch at the edge of the doorway. Needless to say it is a precious way of travelling. As many as a dozen commuters can be seen travelling in this precarious manner. And when pressure mounts as passengers move behind those at the door, the latter get pushed out. It is astonishing that more passengers do not die following ‘footboard travel’. Early this week, three passengers fell off the train, and one of them died. How many more deaths should take place before the Railways do something about this grave problem? Before a train takes off from a station or before its arrival, announcement is made regarding the danger involved in travelling on the roof top. Actually, the roof top travel is rare. The Railways should instead focus on ‘footboard’ travel. In fact, if possible, make it an offence. The Railways are thinking of having air-conditioned first class coaches. Instead, they should do something about ‘footboard’ travel. The rush at all hours of the day makes passengers to travel dangerously. The least that can be done is to provide something which the passengers can hold on to. There must be something for the passengers to clutch at: Now there is nothing. The rush in local trains is becoming more and the Railways have got to make changes. Now the Railways appear to have scrapped all 9-coach trains and have mercifully changed to 12coach trains. Lakhs of people use the trains which are convenient and fast. It is clear the Railways have to set apart more funds for the suburban railway service in Mumbai. At least the revenue that is earned by the Railways in Mumbai must all be utilised in the maintenance and development of local train service. This is not the case just now. The funds earned here go to a central pool. From this pool, the money goes to the national railway transport. Is a change in this regard possible? Can the money collected from suburban services in Mumbai be utilised solely for improving them? If this is done, train commuters can travel more comfortably. And the rush will be much less – as travel facilities can be enhanced a great deal.



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othing gives us political pundit types more pleasure than being able to say ‘I told you so’. And, so it gives me immense pleasure this week to say that I did tell you over and over again that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was bad news because it stood for the kind of political and economic ideas that have been tried by most political parties already and that have always failed in the past. When AAP formed the government in Delhi there were those among my political pundit peers who were filled with jubilation and they expressed this without hesitation on TV panel discussions and in their columns. Paeans were written to Arvind Kejriwal’s political skills, the humility of his demeanor and the commonness of his attire. Your humble columnist remained skeptical because in my view there was always something dishonest and dangerous about the movement that led to the formation of AAP.


for voting for AAP was because they were ‘sick to death’ of the mainstream political parties. Now there are many among them who are beginning to be nostalgic for Sheila Dikshit and for the general sense of order that prevailed in the Indian capital in her time. This is not to say that things were perfect then. Every citizen of this city who has been unlucky enough to have dealings with the police knows that there are serious flaws in their manner of functioning. On a personal level may I say that when my house was robbed four years ago I was told by everyone that unless I knew someone ‘very high up’ who could

Lack of governance When Anna Hazare went on his first hunger strike at Jantar Mantar, famous TV anchors fell over themselves in their efforts to depict him as India’s new Gandhi. I warned that it was wrong for unelected people to demand the right to make laws. Unfortunately for us the Congress Party was so incapable of managing the movement against corruption that they made mistake after mistake and finally conceded to Anna and gang the right to make a law that will do very little to curb corruption and a great deal to spread the kind of senseless vigilantism that we have seen in Delhi since Kejriwal and his band of vigilante ministers took office. His law minister should have been arrested the day that he tried to force policemen to ‘raid’ a house without a warrant. At the very least he should have been reprimanded by the Chief Minister of Delhi for trying to take the law into his own hands. Instead he was exalted as a hero and the chief minister himself took to the streets in a siege that was beyond all measure in terms of absurdity. The only good thing that has come out of this farce is that many people who voted for AAP in the Delhi election have now begun to regret what they did. Among them are emptyheaded socialites and high-minded intellectuals and they admit that their reason

ON THE SPOT Tavleen Singh help find my stolen property I should just forget about the jewellery and cash that I had lost. At first the police made a great show of investigating the crime and informed me that it had to be an ‘inside job’ but then they did nothing. Much worse things happen all the time and nearly always the police fails to act but the answer does not lie in ministers haranguing them in the full glare of television cameras. The answer lies in coming up with specific reforms and this can only happen if serious attention is paid to governance. This is the most important thing that the AAP government has failed so far to pay attention to because of its mistaken belief that the root of all India’s problems is corruption. There is no doubt that corruption is a factor but it is only a factor not the root. Bad governance is at the root of most of India’s problems and this would have become evident to Delhi’s chief minister if he had bothered to spend some time on governance. Instead, he has joined

‘As a rule, harmony is in contrast’ A

MONG birds are to be found those who recognize their mate and who live together, harmoniously building the nest for their young, each in turn sitting on the eggs, and bearing their part in the upbringing of their little ones. Many times they mourn and lament over the death of their mate. The Nafs of the insects is still less, they walk over each other without doing any harm, and live together in millions, as one family, without distinction of friend or foe. This proves how the power of Nafs grows at each step in nature’s evolution, and culminates in man, creating disharmony all through his life, unless it is subdued, producing thereby a calm and peace within the self, and a sense of harmony with others. Every human being has an attribute peculiar to his Nafs. One is tiger-like, another resembles a dog, while a third may be like a cat and a fourth like a fox. In this way

his vigilante ministers in giving us a roll call of gimmicks that have now so frightened the citizens of Delhi that there are many former supporters of AAP who are beginning to move quietly away. Kejriwal likes to announce, almost on a daily basis, that he could not care less if his government fell because he is certain that whenever elections are held his party will come back to power with an even larger number of seats. He might have a few nasty surprises in store for him and so will the Congress Party.

Modi will benefit After the drubbing that voters gave Congress in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh the coterie of ‘wise men’ that surround Rahul Gandhi came up with the supposedly ‘brilliant’ idea that AAP would be able to stop Narendra Modi. It was with this in mind that the Delhi unit of our oldest political party was ordered to lend the AAP government an ‘outside support’. Now that things have begun to unravel in the first few weeks of the new government taking office, there are whispers about how Congress is deliberately giving AAP a long enough rope to hang itself with. Sadly for Congress the rope is likely to be long enough to hang it as well and the man who could end up benefiting most from an AAP government in Delhi is Modi. The more street protests that Delhi’s chief minister participates in and the more vigilantism that his ministers exhibit, the more the chances are that the urban, middle-class voter will see Modi as a shining alternative. It needs to be said in the clearest possible terms here that it is Modi’s personal appeal that is the factor and not the BJP’s image. In the past ten years, the BJP has been as bad an opposition party as Congress has been a government. It is because of disappointment with both these political parties that AAP rose to dizzying heights of electoral success. And, the time is not far off when it is likely to fall from those dizzying heights in the most ignominious manner. But, this does not mean that Indian voters are not looking for new leaders in a time of great disappointment and despair. They most certainly are looking for newer and better political leaders but after the AAP experience they will be sure to look harder and more carefully.

his earthly pleasures, while the devilish man is engaged in creating mischief, thereby making a hell for himself and for others. Man after is human evolution becomes angelic, and man shows in his speech, thoughts and feel- through his development in animality arrives ings the beasts and birds, and the condition at the stage of devil. of his Nafs is akin to their nature, and at times In music the law of harmony is that the his very appearance resembles them. There- nearest note does not make a consonant infore his tendency to harmony depends upon terval. This explains the prohibition of marthe evolution of his Nafs. riage between close relatives because of their As man begins to see clearly through nearness in quality and blood. As a rule harhuman life, the world begins to appear as a mony is in contrast. Men fight with men and forest to him, filled with wild animals, fight- women quarrel with women, but the male ing, killing and preying upon one another. and the female are as a rule harmonious with each other and a complete oneness makes a perfect harmony. In every being the five elements are constantly working, and in every There are four different classes of men who individual one especially predominates. The harmonize with each other in accordance wise have therefore distinguished five differwith their different states of evolution: an- ent natures in man, according to the element gelic, human, animal, and devilish. predominant in him. Sometimes two eleThe angelic seeks for heaven, and the ments or even more predominate in a human human being struggles along in the world; being in a greater or lesser degree. the man with animal propensities revels in — Hazrat Inayat Khan


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APROPOS ‘End of AAP in Delhi?’ (ADC, Jan. 21), the intent of Kejriwal to rope in Delhi police as one of his election manifesto under the ambit of AAP indeed appears to be not well-conceived at all . Traditionally, Delhi police is being administered by the Centre, so all of a sudden, a new ruling party cannot take charge of any government department as Kejriwal has conceived. This is resulting in a huge rift , the ripples of which in the long run may affect Kejriwal and his party badly as is being witnessed by the Indian masses. He needs to handle it very carefully as the Congress otherwise would take full advantage of the situation to disrupt all the strategic political planning of AAP, which would then naturally be very upsetting for AAP and the aam aadmi at large. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai

KEJRIWAL deserves a big pat for his performance in Delhi state elections and his subsequent rise to the position of the CM of the state. He has annihilated the Congress and set a wild cat amongst the jackals in other parties. He has changed the political scenario and mindset of the Indian voters. So far Kejriwal has moved in the right direction with the intentions of providing basic necessities to the poor and the downtrodden. However, that alone is not sufficient. He must also ensure a long-

— Anil Rajwade, Mumbai

THIS refers to your edit-piece ‘An AAP victory’ (ADC, Jan. 22). By yielding to the tantrums of an unruly activist-turned-chief minister, even if it is only obliquely, the government has effectively killed democracy in the capital and abetted mobocracy and anarchy. But, as you say, “How can the Congress go against the AAP in Delhi and lose a chance of naional support from the party?”, asking the cops who have been accused by an arrogant minister of disobedience to go on leave until the probe on their conduct is completed in fact amounts to a punishment which they certainly do not deserve. In Thackeray, the two warring brothers should try for an out-of-court settlement. For, going at the current speed of disposal of such cases in civil courts, it would easily take at least a couple of decades to get the probate and succession certificate from a competent judicial tribunal in Mumbai.

be too much to expect that the in— S.N. Kabra, Goregaon fant party will mend its ways in the light of the unpalatable experience    in the last two days when it was clearly pushed to the wall and start AS reported, it is indeed very attending to the work of gover- shocking, deploreable, disgraceful and iresponsible to see Delhi Chief nance. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane Minister Arvind Kejriwal holding to ransom the constituency that    elected him to power. He has not A government cannot be run from only lowered the dignity and honthe streets and Arvind Kejriwal has our of the chair of Chief Minister erred in his judgment by trying to but has also proved that the AAP do governance on one hand and party does not believe in law or the protest on the other from the constitution of the country but are streets of Delhi and even egging a bunch of hooligans and only bethe city population to take off from lieve in mob mentality. It is wellwork and protest. Its like two known that the Congress party is horses fulling the chariot from ei- equaly responsible and this would ther end which can only result in not have happened if the Congress Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP have been at destruction. had not supported AAP. The Conthe receiving end of quite some criticism I am a big fan of Kejriwal and his gress supported AAP only to check from various sections of society for their style of honest politics but that the onslaught and popularity of ‘dharna’ in Delhi. doesn’t mean he can take the law in BJP or NAMO which along they are his hands just because he is the CM incapable to face. Kejriwal is inthe process, the egoistic minister of Delhi. I agree that a Chief Minis- dulging in such a drama only to dihas had the last laugh and the AAP ter should have control of the po- gress from the main issues and the has convincingly proven that it has lice force of a state he governs but promises that he has made to Deltremendous nuisance value with Delhi’s situation is peculiar as it hites before elections. Instead of whcih it will have its way in every- also happens to be the capital of taking action against national culthing in future too. A good part of our country and the land of our prits he has taken suport from and Rashtrapati them and thus has been able to bethe outcome of the unprecedented Parliament ‘dharna’ by a minsterial team Bhawan. Democracy is getting come Chief Minister. should be attributed to ‘Lady Luck’ things done through a due process Kejriwal has proved himself to be who has been favouring the AAP of law through debates and discus- a hypocrte. — S.P. Sharma, Mumbai right from the beginning. But it will sion. Kejriwal seems to be a man in

Hats off to Dr. Bhatnagar

FRIDAY, January 17 was a very very gloomy day for the whole Bohra Community. The whole world was shocked to know about the sad demise of our Spiritual Leader Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin. But we must not forget Dr. Anchit — Vineet Phadtare, Borivali Bhatnagar’s help during the stampede that occurred at the time of paying last tributes to our beloved Moulana Dr. Syedna Mohammed IT now appears almost certain that Burhanuddin. the AAP-Congress ties have reached Dr. Anchit helped the victims a point of no return. However, be- who suffered there and saved 24 fore snapping the life-line to the lives. Many other local residents AAP government in Delhi, the Con- also helped at that crucial time. gress should think twice. In such an The Bohra Community thanks eventuality, the ultimate gainer and appreciates Dr. Bhatnagar would be the BJP which can then stage a grand come-back to power Sunanda Pushkar in the mid-term elections. Nevertheless, for all its shortcomings, the AAP happens to be a ‘secular’ party and is, therefore, closer to the ConIT was sad to read about the death gress’ ‘ideals’ than the ‘communal’ THE tricolour instills in you a of high profile and beautiful Sunan- BJP. — Jorhat Singh, Kandivali sense of great pride, no matter daPushkar, the wife of union miniswhat the platform is. India is my ter Shashi Tharoor who committed country and all the Indians are my suicide in the five star hotel, Leela brothers are sisters - rings in my Palace, in Delhi due to her husmind throughout the day and the band’s affairs with Pakistani jour- CONVINCED that the next Lok year around. Born in 1950, I feel nalist Mehr Tarar. It was a love Sabha polls are going to be a fight proud to be an Indian. We see peotriangle between Shashi Tharoor, between the NDA and the UPA, the ple hoisting the flag as per their Mehr Tarar and Sunanda Pushkar, Left are often seen talking about the own convenience and again in the who had warned the Pakistani jour- formation of a non-Cong, non-BJP evening the flag is not brought nalist through twitter by calling her coalition. But the Comrades should down as per the guidelines. This is a stalker and ISI agent to save her be aware that, as of today, the future not in good taste. The constitution marriage which was on the rocks. I partners of such an elusive front are urges all the people to honour the strongly feel that union minister entering the election arena indenational flag. However, when you Shashi Tharoor must maintain his pendently, and would be seen pitgo on a morning walk on the day image, position and dignity in pub- ted against each other in many preceding Independence and Relic and concentrate on his job and constituencies. Post poll, such a public Days you can find lots of portfolio rather than involving him- scenario would reduce the strength flags thrown on the streets all over. self in affairs which has stained the of the front to a mere less than 100. As a regular morning walker I discountry’s image. May Sunanda They will, therefore, lack the necessary numbers to stake their claim to tribute flags on both days and pick Pushkar’s soul rest in peace. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai form the next govt at the Centre. It up the thrown flag and give the would be advisable for them to arflag its appointed place in our rive at a pre-poll arrangement on complex. This I am doing for years seat sharing basis; a task next only to respect our flags. And it is my BEFORE taking the legal course to to impossible. earnest desire that others should — Arun Malankar, Santacruz settle the will issue of late Balasaheb

‘Secular’ AAP

and others who helped. — Perin Akolawala, Mumbai

FM’s discovery THE FM lately is reported to have exhorted that the ‘achievements’ of the Congress were not conveyed to the people by the top leadership very regularly through media and inter-actions and cited the example of Barack Obama who makes it a point to come LETTER OF on the TV channels THE DAY around two to three times a week and address the people on various issues and the action taken by his government. Lack of such regular/ intermittent address by the top leadership, according to

FM, is one of the main reasons for the setback of Congress and the recent debacle as the people did not get to know the achievements of the government to appreciate its good work. The FM’s school of thought is unimaginative and not convincing as the large section of the discerning public are keeping themselves well informed through the TV News Channels, Newspapers and Magazines and hence the setback for the Congress. People have been reeling under unprecedented inflation and they have been informed about the disproportionately huge scams like 2G, Coalgate, CWG, Adarsh et. al. apart from the black money said to have been stashed in foreign banks. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

A Happy Republic!

RIP Sunanda Pushkar

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Take legal course

a hurry . He should have garnered public support and gone to the courts and the President to press for his legitimate demand of controlling the law and order machinery.

Go slow Kejriwal! term sustainability of the resultant reforms. Keeping a bull’s eye focus on Delhi is the need of the hour and a right policy. There are many other fronts on which he will have to battle to improve Delhi. He should not underestimate the challenges of winning the nation-wide elections. AAP has a long way to inculcate and develop the political acumen, diplomacy and strategic maturity required in and managing Delhi. He is already facing harsh criticism for his on going agitation in Delhi.


follow the example. The civic body in turn should take the lead and issue necessary instruction to the people residing in the area to follow these rules. It is also quite imperative to stand in silence for the National Anthem. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada

IT is indeed a great feeling to celebrate the 63rd year of India’s Republic. Simple living and high thinking are my motto. The Indian share market is showing high promise and the purchasing power of the people has gone up. The IT industry is flourishing in India and that gives scope for many people to get employment. Independence gave us a secure feeling and the country is going on a developmental path by formulating developmental plans by the planning commission. Indian Railways occupies the prime spot and its services are available in

As we approach Januray 26, India’s Republic Day, we must pledge to honour the Tricolour and strive to regard it and other such national symbols with the highest standards. every nook and corner of the country. Tele communication and electricity reaches maximum villages and that is a corner stone in Indian history. — Abhisheck Ramaswamy, Sanpada





 Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which was looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Assisted by a Chinese student and a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission. Star Movies, 9 p.m .



 Laurel reaches out to Arrow for assistance in investigating Sebastian Blood, but he has her arrested for her drug use when she gets too close to his secrets, Star World, 10 p.m .


 All women members of the party support Nandini as their next president. Nandini revised but they still insist. Rajveer Nandini has a nice moment with tea n pakodas. An NGO calls Gayatri and they support the party for making a common girl the president of the woman wing. Sony T V, 9 p.m.


 Ishana informs Nikhil about her decision to marry Kunal. Nikhil on the other hand is devastated with this news and blames everything on Lajoo. Was it really Lajoo’s fault? Life Ok, 7.30 p.m.


 COMBAT TECH showcases the biggest and best war machines on battlefields around the globe, tune in as the show gets bigger and better as it travels the world to see the elite technology from the land, sea and air - and meets the brave soldiers who operate them every day. Discover y Science, 10 p.m.


 Kittu and Dhruv are playing hide and seek. Kittu tries to hide at a place where Dhruv can’t find him. on the other hand Anand

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is leaving for Jaipur and looking for Kittu around but can’t find. he leaves without meeting her upset. Kittu hides behind the car but as soon as she hears someone coming towards the car she hides in the Dicky of the car. Sta r Plus, 8 p.m.


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



 It's 1957 and it's the height of the Cold War. Indiana "Indy" Jones and new sidekick Mutt Williams go to the remote corners of Peru in a quest to find the Crystal Skull of Akator. They are relentlessly pursued by ruthless Soviet agents, chief among them Irina Spalko who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the Crystal Skull, a legendary object of fascination, superstition and fear which the Soviets believe can help them dominate the world. H BO, 9 p.m.


 Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. His macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can't bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. Get ready for the thrill ride; ‘How to train your Dragon’ Pi x, 7 p.m .


 Babli (Ranbir Kapoor) is a street smart car mechanic living in a Delhi orphanage. He is charming and lives life to the fullest. He also steals cars to support his orphanage. He has no sense of right or wrong till he unwittingly hurts the love of his life, Tara (Pallavi Sharda) and is chased by cop couple Chulbul Chautala (Rishi Kapoor) and Bulbul Chautala (Neetu Kapoor). Babli realizes that there is no right way of doing the wrong thing. Babli sets out to fix all the wrongs in his life and he continues to be shameless about it. Zee Cin em a, 9 p.m .


 The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred hoping to court the lovely Wilma. Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller who is the playboy born in Baysville but who has made it in the cutthroat town of Rock Vegas. Will Fred win Wilma’s love? Zee Studi o, 8.40 p.m.


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 Childless Malti is married to a honest man, Kailash Nath, who one day brings home a newborn baby boy and asks her to take care of him. Malti names the boy Ashok, and brings him up as her very own. Thereafter she gives birth to two boys, Amar and Anand. When Kailash testifies against dreaded bandit & devil worshiper, Jabbar Singh, he is threatened with death. Jabbar is sentenced to be hanged, but before that could happen he is killed. Jabbar's son, Sheroo, avenges his father's death by killing Kailash. Sheroo is arrested by Kailash's friend, Inspector Om, and sentenced to 20 years. A dying Kailash informs Malti that

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of The Crystal Skull, HBO, 9 p.m.

Ashok is Devki's, his first wife's son, and makes her promise that she wil continue to love Ashok as her own, which she does, and Kailash passes away. Filmy, 89 p.m.


 Magadheera, the movie is set in the backdrop of divine mysteries of death and reincarnation. Kala Bhairava is the chief guard of Udayghad kingdom. Mitra , the heir princess is in love with him. But there is a wicked relative of the king who wants to marry her. Sher Khan plans to invade Udayghad. In the process ensued, all of them die. These four people take rebirth after 400 years in the contemporary era. Harsha is a race biker. He falls in love with Indu and a bad guy called Raghuveer is after her. The rest of the story is all about heart-touching love story of harsha and Indu. Max, 9 p.m.


 Rajiv comes from a very wealthy family, and lives in a palatial home with his mother, who would like him to get married to a beautiful young woman named Vijaya Singh, the only daughter of Thakur Ajay Singh. But Rajiv is in love with a woman named Rajni, who is an orphan and has no family background. When Rajiv mentions this to his mother, she opposes this marriage, but relents when she meets with Rajni and sees that she is a indeed a beautiful woman. Both get married and live harmoniously for quite some time - until the arrival of Bhairo Nnath a religious man, who is capable of controlling snakes. He informs Rajiv's mom that the woman, Rajni, is a shape-shifting venomous snake who has married Rajiv to avenge the death of her spouse years ago when Rajiv was a child. What Rajiv's mom does not know that Bhairavnath has a secret agenda in entrapping Rajni, a secret - the knowledge of which will shatter and change their lives forever. CVO, 9 p.m.



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pg 16-17 Rock the colour orchid with our selection of dresses and accessories

pg 19 Working from home? We tell you what products you’ll need to stay organised

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style guide


As candles add on to our cakes, our lives undergo a change and so does the way we dress. However, every age group has its own set of fashion must-haves. The Woman’s World team brings you the top fashion staples that you must stock on depending on your age

>> With fashion trends becoming obsolete as quickly as they come in vogue, confusion is evident. However, there are a few wardrobe essentials, pertaining to your age, that will never go out of style. Read on to know what your fashion staples are

twenty SomethingS In your twenties, you’re going to have to move away from your teeny-bopper pops of colour, childish prints and fluffy looks, but you don’t have to move all the way up to sophisticated outfits just yet. These few things will keep your look fun, stylish and age appropriate.

LBD: This goes without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway. In your teens, it’s alright to get away without this staple in your closet but once you hit your 20s, there’s no way the fashion gods will forgive you for forgetting about this essential dress.

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Skinny and jeans: The older you get, the less you’ll be able to pull off this look. So, while you’re in your twenties, squeeze into a pair of these, top it off with some gorgeous heels and a fashionable top and you’ll be surprised at how different you look. And the best part about being in your twenties? You can pull off coloured jeans whether they’re in style or not!

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A white tee: This has to be in your closet and if it isn’t already — shame on you! Whether it’s casual, formal, scoop necked, v-necked, sleeveless or full-sleeved, you need a basic white t-shirt that you can pair with skirts, jeans, trousers and even wear over a super strappy dress for a funky, youthful look.

Pencil skirts:

>> Black dress from Michelle Salins, Price on request

Mini-skirts and flared skirts were great for college, but as you advance through your twenties, you’re going to want to look a little more grown up. A pencil skirt is the perfect gobetween for a sophisticated but, not boring look. Pick a colour or a pretty print if you like, but make sure it fits you like a glove.

>> Basic white t-shirt from Kazo, `1,599

Coloured flats: We’re all about colour on this list, aren’t we? You should be too at this age! You can’t wear heels every day of your life, especially with our roads and transport system the way that they are. That’s why investing in a pair of >> Vanilla Moon pretty ballet shoes, embellished slippers coloured slippers, or patent flats is an absolute must! `3,750

the big 3.0! Now that you have managed to sneak past your 20s and have hopefully gotten over any ‘phases’ you might have had, now is the time to build up a solid wardrobe. Here are the staples you absolutely must have.

A black blazer: This item is so versatile; it can go from power-dressing at work, to accompanying your favourite bling dress on a chilly evening in a matter of seconds. Choose one that fits you well so that it follows the cut of your body, hangs right and gives you a chic, streamlined look and we promise it will serve you well.

fAb At forty By now you’ve probably got some idea about what kind of clothes you like. But more importantly, you probably know what kind of clothes you don’t like. But, there are some unlikely staples that are a must for your wardrobe. Take a look:

A nice handbag: Forget all those 20 cheap handbags you have and invest in a good quality, expensive handbag from a well-known store. First, you’ve earned it. Second, make sure it’s in a classic shape and colour so that it lasts you for years. A good handbag can class up even the simplest of outfits. >> Furla is a good choice if you are in your 40s

A diamond: It doesn’t have to be big or flashy — in fact, very large diamonds can actually make you seem older. A lovely pair of diamond earrings or a delicate chain will add enough sparkle to your look on days you need a little extra. Leave the imitation and costume jewellery to the 20-somethings. You’re past that, lady! >> Earrings from Tanishq for `10,000

A good corset: When you were younger you could probably get away with wearing none at all under a slinky long dress. But, as we age, gravity becomes even more obvious. We all need a little tucking and sucking in to make us look and feel a little better. A good corset, we recommend a nice body suit, will make your figure more flattering and can actually make you carry yourself better. And contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. A good quality corset will actually feel like a second skin.

An evening coat: While the city’s weather doesn’t permit us to wear a coat on a daily basis, a good evening coat will not go to waste in your wardrobe. It’s the ideal cover up during the party season and it will make you look polished and classy. Plus, a longer coat adds a dash of glamour to any look. Make sure the coat falls below your knees, fits beautifully on the shoulder and is of good quality. Add heels and a belt and you can even wear it on an evening out.

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Knee length dresses:

These golden years are all about dressing well and classy. Anything that is tacky, too-young-fora-50-year-old, or ohmom-what-are-youwearing kinds shouldn’t make an appearance in your wardrobe. Here are some key items that should undoubtedly be a part of your wardrobe.

Dresses of the right length can do wonders for a classy yet casual look in your 50s. Opt for a dress that is knee length, of a light colour and has threeforth sleeves that will perfectly hide jiggling upper arms.

>> Knee-length dress from OVS, Price on request

A leather jacket: We understand that you probably never had the money to invest in this in your 20s, but there’s no time better than now to buy one. Pair it with a plain shirt or t-shirt, jeans or leggings and boots for a rock-chic look or break the feminity of a floral dress by pairing it with a leather jacket. More than anything else, if you don’t buy a leather jacket in your 30s , you probably never will. Take the plunge and buy this now.

A shift dress: Nothing speaks comfort like a shift dress, either printed or plain. Invest in a mix of both and on days when you couldn’t be bothered to wear formal trousers to work, these shift dresses will come to the rescue. They are work appropriate and also great for semiformal occasions such as meeting the in-laws to be or a sit-down dinner when accessorised properly. nude pumps: You’re in your thirties — don’t say goodbye to high heels yet because you’ll regret that when you’re older. A nude pair will go with absolutely anything and make you look chic. Also, pick a moderate heel so that you get the most use out of it. If you are comfortable wearing sky high heels, great! Just make sure that whatever you do pick, you can walk in!

A lounging robe: You need to give your body and skin a little extra TLC at this age. That means when you’re out of the shower, you’re going to have to spend time moisturising and applying lotions from head to toe. Sounds tedious? Try making it a luxurious event. How? Buy a lovely silk or jersey robe. It’s also a good cover up on days when you can’t be bothered to dress up to answer the door.

>> Marc Cain leather jacket, Price on request

>> Blazer from www.stalkbuy, `1,299

>> Red tote from Charles and Keith, `7,999 >> A chic overcoat from Marks & Spencer for `8,999

Chic reading glasses: This is a fashion statement that is grossly underrated. Invest in a sophisticated looking pair of reading glasses that will add a touch of wisdom to your overall look. A thin golden cord that can be attached to your spectacles, which will help your glasses to hang around your neck when not in use, is another fashion statement that we love!

A bra with enough support: As you get older, your breasts need a different kind of support than they did when you were in your twenties. Invest in a nice one that fits your chest at this stage in your life. Sagging breasts can be an eye sore in any apparel that you wear. Ensure that you don’t take a wellfitted bra lightly.

>> This shift dress is from Promod `2,890

A tote: You’ll have your fair share of clutches and bags as an adult, but in your thirties, it’s a great idea to rock a fashionable tote. Keep one as your go-to with everything already dumped in so you can sling it over your shoulders and rush out the door whenever you need to.

Mid-rise, straightleg jeans: Don’t even think about the pair of skinny jeans that your daughter might be donning and instead get a dark denim, midrise, straight-leg pair of jeans in dark blue colour. Ensure that the colour of the jeans is consistent throughout. Pair it with a nicely fitting kurta or tunic and you’ll look elegantly modern. >> Denim Story J Brand Aiden Ringer jeans, `15,300


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‘UNISEX DRESSING IS COOL’ That’s what model, actor and martial arts champion Sandhya Shetty feels. Dev Goswami talks to her about karate and how looking a bit ‘macho’ can actually make a good fashion statement

quick chat with Sandhya Designers who have introduced good unisex collections: Kaushik Shrimanker’s brand called ORAIOS. I shot a full fashion line for his brand. An item of unisex clothing that should be in every woman’s wardrobe: A loose cotton kurta-shirt. Celebrities that you look up to for their fashion sense: I admire Rekha and Kirron Kher for their impeccable Indian style of dressing. I love Madonna for her bold sense of dressing, and Julia Roberts, who has a very uncanny style of dressing. In fact, she does a lot of unisex dressing too. A male/unisex clothing item that you would never wear: Men’s underwear! I love lingerie and I’m very particular about innerwear, which is a very important line of clothing. Your ideal man is: A man with great style and a sense of humour. He has to be super fit, of course. The best compliment you’ve got: A compliment that I really love is that I have a very versatile personality; it makes me smile. If you were a flavour, you would be? Flavours already exist; I would create my flavour and let people want to be that. Versatile is my flavour.


modelling — it isn’t one of the most obvious career jumps. What was your idea behind this switch? I started modelling in 2000, when I participated in Miss India. Acting and compering were my career options — How long did it take you to get a black belt? martial arts actually happened to me while I It took me almost seven years to get a was modelling. So, I continued as a model, actor and TV presenter, but karate is black belt. something that I’m passionate about too. It Do men feel threatened when you tell them makes me feel proud when I represent my state and win medals. It’s a great feeling as a you’re a black belt? When a man finds out that I am a black belt, woman to feel physically strong. he becomes aware of the fact that I am strong and mentions that he would maintain Tell us about your love for unisex clothing. From Maharashtra level championships to his distance — in a jovial way — but that’s How did it become a fashion choice for you? I experiment with looks, styles and different national level competitions, you’ve won a true anyway. creative zones. The unisex style of number of medals in karate. Tell us about Has being a black belt helped in your dressing is one of them. It’s comfortable and your association with the martial art. sometimes has a macho look. The cool styles I started learning martial arts about nine everyday life? If yes, then how? years ago. I have always been a sports Karate keeps me disciplined. I get up at 6am of unisex watches look brilliant — I love person and I am very passionate about and start my training by 7am. I feel very huge and heavy dials. And the loose kurta fitness and wanted to learn some form of confident and strong, both physically and shirt style looks fantastic. martial arts. That’s when I got introduced to mentally. This also means that I get a great karate, which I really loved. What body for my modelling career. Due to my When we talk about unisex clothing, there started off as a hobby, continued to martial art discipline, people take me can be issues over fit. After all, female and male figures are quite different. What would competitions and winning medals for more seriously. be your tips to wear unisex clothing and yet Maharashtra and soon I became a From martial arts, you switched to give it a slight feminine touch? national champion!

andhya Shetty is a well-known model who knows how to kick ass! Even though modelling is her full-time career, she hasn’t given up on her personal passion for karate; her black belt proves that. She has represented Maharashtra at the national level and won a silver medal at the 34th National Games, held in 2011. She is also a big fan of unisex dressing and recently shot for designer Kaushik Shirmanker’s unisex collection. We get talking to her about her passion for martial arts, why she loves the unisex style and much more.

Do you think that all women should learn a form of martial arts? Yes. It’s a great way to keep yourself fit. Also, self-defense. I think every woman should learn it to be self-reliant.

Unisex designs are unique in a way, but they can’t be styled all the time. Also, the choice of clothes depends on personal choice and what flatters a person’s body. But, soft and loose cotton kurta-shirts look very feminine and stylish when teamed with a chunky belt and casual, colourful slip-ons. While several fashion designers are coming out with unisex collection, the trend isn’t particularly common. Are you disappointed that mainstream fashion hasn’t picked it up yet? What one wants to wear or design is a matter of choice. Unisex style has limitations and barriers to its own design sense and practicality, so it’s fine if it doesn’t hit the mainstream in a big way and stays the choice of a few. What does the future hold for you as far as your modelling career is concerned? I’m a model who believes in constant reinvention. I love acting too, so that’s another area I want to explore. My love for travel has resulted in me getting an opportunity to host a travel show — I would like to do more of that in the future as well.





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« 5 WAYS TO ROCK: STUDDED LOAFERS Shirley Mistry tells you how to make the most of the studded loafers trend

underneath it all Who said underwear was only supposed to be functional? Let your lingerie be part of the trend with this pretty purple bra from La Senza. Price On request

1. bata Bata has a great collection of loafers and they’re keeping with the trend with these black studded ones. They’re simple and trendy at the same time. Price `1,599

1. Wear them to Work If it is matte or black studs that your loafers are adorned with, there’s nothing that says you can’t wear them to work. Pair them with sleek trousers to add a little something extra to your look. 2. CaSual day out If you are going to the mall with the aim of hitting the sales with a vengeance, studded loafers add the right amount of comfort and style to your look. Team them with a simple white shirt, blue denims and you’ve got a great outfit.

Last week, we told you how to dress up your home in Pantone’s colour of the year — Radiant Orchid. If your wardrobe is feeling a little left out, read on as Rhea Dhanbhoora picks out a few great outfits in orchid shades Suit uP If jumpsuits are your thing, you’re going to love this purple one from Sisley Woman. Price `5,499

2. aldo Want something with a little more bling? Pick up these navy blue and silver studded loafers from Aldo. Pair them with an above-the-knee skirt for a great look. Price `4,500

3. SPiCe it uP Apart from being mere footwear, you can use studded loafers to accessorise your look. Pair them with a plain ensemble and they works well as an accessory too!

3. CharleS & keith These pure white loafers are so stylish that we’d wear them even if they didn’t have the trendy golden studs on them. They’re also available in a range of other colours. Price `6,799

4. don’t overdo it Studded accessories are everywhere these days, but make sure that you keep it simple. A studded bag, belt and shoes can be too much. If you are choosing studded loafers, skip the other studded accessories completely. Warm uP This weather should see you breaking out your scarves, hats and gloves. Add this purple scarf from Wrap Studio to your outfit. Price `3,500

WraP it around Wrap dresses are comfortable and stylish and we suggest picking up this purple one from Price `999 Cover uP We’re crazy about this gorgeous purple jacket from Sisley Woman. The coat has a stylised lapel and is fashionably cut, which makes it flatter most figures. Price `5,999

Satin touCh Perfect for a wedding, fancy dinner or important date, this dress from Madame has pretty black lace detailing around the waist. Price `2,495

See through it With subtle white lining, this knitted top from United Colours of Benetton is a good option for the nippy weather. Price `4,999

>> Anne Hathaway wears her studded loafers with tailored black trousers

abStraCt deSignS If you don’t want something that’s too purple, pick this abstract purple dress from The hints of purple combined with touches of blue and pink make it a good option. Price `1,199



4. metro With a little traditional touch, these black loafers from Metro are perfect with jeans. They have a pretty blue lining and subtle gold studs. Price `1,390

5. your SaFeSt bet If you aren’t sure as to how you should incorporate this trend, here’s one look that will make you look super chic and is a great way to get started on the trend. Pair black leggings with a grey tank top, studded loafers and a leather jacket for a fool-proof look that screams stylish.

5. nine WeSt These are not for the faint-hearted. With a heavy dose of sparkle and in a bold, feminine colour, these mauve loafers are for the feminine fashionista. Price `5,990

dove eSSential nouriShment body lotion Thick in consistency, this moisturising lotion from Dove delivers what it promises — deep nourishment for long lasting softness, with DeepCare Complex, for normal-dry skin. The deep nourishment is perfect if you have dry skin. The fragrance (which reminds us of Dove’s bathing bar) of this lotion is light and lasts for about three hours. Since it has a thick consistency, a little amount suffices, making it last for quite some time. However, I have two problems with this lotion. One, it leaves behind a somewhat sticky texture on the skin and two, when you’ve used half of the contents of the bottle, squeezing out the lotion becomes a task. Apart from that, it’s a great buy. PriCe `180 for 250ml Star rating **** Where Retail cosmetic stores across the city oriFlame volume build maSCara I am not a fan of mascaras, but something about the packaging of this one had me hankering to try it out. Oriflame claims that it is a buildable mascara that gives your lashes great volume and length and I couldn’t agree more. It comes with a regular tapered wand and the mascara’s consistency is neither too gloopy nor too runny, which ensures that there is no streaking or smudging. Just one coat of the product gives your lashes a great lift and adds tons of volume. If you are looking for dramatic lashes, build up coats to get a really dramatic eye and make them pop! PriCe `449 for 8ml Star rating **** Where Through an Oriflame representative lakmé abSolute FaCe StyliSt bluSh duo This blush from Lakmé is quite pinky-pink. And forget about using the small straight brush that comes along with the pack. It just leaves pink jagged streaks across your face. The brush is especially bad for blending the two colours together — it just does not happen. So, we brought up a regular blush brush and tried out the product again with much better results. While the shade can’t be used for contouring, it gives a nice bit of colour to the apples of your cheeks. What we really liked was that it didn’t have glitter! This makes it a great blush to use for work or during the day. The pigment is strong so use gentle strokes. PriCe `750 Star rating *** Where Retail cosmetic stores across the city


Sarah-jane diaS

nimrat kaur

Nope, we didn’t recognise her either. This outfit is a far cry from Sarah-Jane’s usually stylish looks. Perhaps she was having an off day. No makeup and an underwhelming outfit is a first from this lady. Frankly, we’re surprised she even had this kurta in her cupboard!

We love, love, love her outfit! It’s simple, sophisticated and super stylish. The wide leg pants are very flattering on Nimrat and we love how she breaks up the monotony of black with a little well-placed bling. Her bag adds a refreshing pop of colour to her classic look.

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take a boW Called the Eva Bow Dress, this is one of our favourites! The pristine white bodice is accentuated by a regal touch of orchid on the flared skirt. From, it’s perfect for your next party. Price `899




Stores in Mumbai need to stock other shapes of pants besides skinny. How much better would this outfit have looked if Huma was actually wearing pants that flattered her figure? We love the colour of the pair and the coat she’s thrown on is lovely too. But, those shoes… ugh.

We all love dressing cosy to catch a movie and this outfit looks perfect for curling up in the cinema chair with popcorn. But, those fussy boots might need to be kicked off first. Also, with this weather is it really wise for Sandhya to skip the moisturiser? Add a little lip balm too, love. .

Sometimes ‘LOL’ just sums things up perfectly, don’t you think? What’s going on here Piggy Chops? The pants are okay, but with that lampshade-sleeve-crop-top? And really, blingey earrings and geeky glasses? Your stylist is playing a mean trick on you.

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When work meets home... What happens? Unless you’ve been doing it for a long time, the answer will probably be: a mess. Working from home means your personal and professional lives come together. Dev Goswami tells you what products will help keep your home office organised

I recently went for an interview for a job that sounds really good. It’s something that I always wanted and the company seems great too. My only problem is that at the interview I was told that I would be expected to work long hours that aren’t really fixed. I am not sure if that will go down with my family and I too am a little unsure of whether travelling late at night is a good idea. What should I do? — Seema borana, bandra dear Seema, This is a decision that you will have to make. However, I will say this — if you really like this job and it is something that you’ve always wanted to do, then you will surely find a way. Your first course of action should be to ask the company’s HR to put you in touch with other women at the company who might be able to tell you how they manage the long, unfixed hours. Nearly all companies provide drops when you’re expected to work late. Perhaps they forgot to tell you about that at your interview. Another option is to look for a family member or a friend who can pick you up after work — it will be an inconvenience, but you have to see if the job will be worth it. A colleague who eats lunch with me always gives me dirty looks when I bring any kind of meat. I am the only non-vegetarian in our lunch group but no one else has any problem with it, except her. Last week, I even caught a couple of them rolling their eyes at her when she gave me a ‘lecture’ about why I should give up meat. I don’t want this to become a fight because it is a non-issue, but I don’t want to deal with her looks or comments either. What can I do? — tejal pandya, matunga dear tejal, If she feels okay with commenting against you, then there’s no reason for you not to respond to her lectures. You don’t have to make it a fight though. The next time she says something about your lunch, simply retort with, “You have your eating habits, I have mine.” We know that it doesn’t sound like an effective response, but it is possible that the fact you haven’t said anything so far has emboldened her to move up from rude looks to comments. If that doesn’t work, you could try sitting as far away from her as possible and ignore her. You could also ask a couple of your other lunch mates to help you out and tell her that what she is doing is not cool. Send your questions to before wednesday

>> From mixing up documents to not having enough space for your work, there are a number of things that can go wrong if your home office isn’t organised


f you’re considering working from home, we’re sure you’ve thought about how you’re going to divide your time between work and household chores and which room you’re going to work from. But, have you thought about how you’re going to stop an important work document from ending up with your bills? Working from home can be a disorganised experience, especially if you don’t plan properly. We tell you what products (pictures on your right) and tips will come in handy to ensure that your home office is organised.

Space iS important We know that you’re revelling in the idea that you don’t have to be chained to a desk anymore, but you still need to get a special desk (or at least cabinets) where you can keep your work-related documents. You don’t have to spend all the time working from the desk, nor do you need to buy an expensive, multipurpose desk. Even a simple chest of drawers should be enough.

FileS & FolderS A simple folder, like the one from Flipkart (see right, `312), will ensure that you don’t end up mixing your personal and work documents. We’ve picked this bright colour because colour coding your folders is a good idea — having all your work documents in same coloured folders ensures that you will recognise them at first glance. Also, having a diary will

ensure that you don’t have to scribble phone numbers or addresses on little chits that are likely to go missing.

>> Magnetic notes holder from Hitplay

no SoFt-board? no problem It’s only when you don’t have one that you realise the importance of soft boards. It holds all the small but important bits of information that you might need while working. But, you don’t have to get a soft-board installed in your home. This handy, metallic-magnetic memo holder from Hitplay (`949) won’t take up much space and will help keep your home office organised.

deSk lighting This is not really a product to keep your work ‘organised,’ but more of a product to help you work better and efficiently. has a range of affordable desk lights such as the one on your right (`399), that will suit the purpose.

>> Bright coloured folder from Flipkart

>> Table Lamp from Fab Furnish

USe Space wiSely Working from home means that you won’t have the luxury of a large workspace. So, it’s important that you make good use of the space — clip-on cup holders like the one from Hitplay (`199) help save desk space. We also love the magazine stand from Sanctum (`2,999) which will be of use for media professionals who need a stack of newspaper handy.

>> Magazine stand from Sanctum >> Clipon cup holder from Hitplay


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Quicker in the kitchen

APPLICATION Baby brand Libero recently introduced a mobile application to help parents with their babies. Priyanka Singh tells you more about it

S >> Waiting endlessly for butter to thaw can be a damper if you want to bake a cake in a jiffy to satisfy unexpected cravings. Grate frozen butter and it will melt almost instantly!

wedish brand Libero, was created about 30 years ago. The baby care brand is now in the Indian market and offers a full range of baby diapers and toiletries. The Libero baby care range comes with skin-friendly natural ingredients which are good for a baby’s healthy skin, which is a key concern for mothers in India. In order to add an virtual dimension to their brand, they have launched a new mobile application called My Baby & Me.

It’s hard to make healthy meals and still retain your sanity, especially if you’ve got a large family to look after. Whether you’re cooking for one or five, these kitchen tips will help, says Rhea Dhanbhoora


ou know how painful it is to go through an entire day at work or even taking care of the children at home and then cook a delicious meal. If you’re single, you’re going to be tempted to rely on pre-cooked meals and junk food and if you’re a busy mum, takeouts and home delivery are tempting when you’re tired. But, by switching up a few things in your kitchen and buying a really big freezer (we’re not kidding, it’s the most important part of your kitchen!), you can make cooking a quick, simple and fun task. Take a look:

Use pre-mixes We know that ginger-garlic paste tastes best fresh, as do chili pastes, chutneys and pesto. But, it’s always a good idea to buy a few packets/ bottles of pre-mixes. This way, when you’re too tired to cook, you don’t have to compromise with a bad meal.

make it into ice Store sorbets and cubes of wine so that when you need them in your cooking, you don’t have to look for an entire bottle. A trend we love is to chop up herbs with olive oil and freeze them in ice trays. This helps add a herby punch to your dishes, even when you’re all out of fresh herbs! They taste a lot better than the dried variety too.

peel it qUicker You get pre-peeled garlic and ginger, so we suggest you buy and store those. But, you can also make peeling fresh garlic and ginger easier. For ginger, skip the peeler and use a spoon to scrape off the skin. For garlic, warm them slightly (very slightly, don’t cook them!) and the skin will slip off on its own.

Freeze & store It’s a good idea to freeze and store meat

(chicken, fish, etc.) in bulk rather than having to run to buy some every time you need it. The easiest thing to do is separate the chicken, meat or fish according to how you cook it — small pieces for curries, legs for quick dinner, breast pieces for roulades, boneless cuts for pastas and salads and so on. Freeze them in separate bags and you’ll cut down your time in the store and kitchen.

BUtter it Up So, your family has a cake craving and you’re ready to pop a quick sponge in the oven. But, waiting for the butter to thaw can be a problem. Here’s a quick tip — grate the butter into your dry ingredients as it softens much quicker this way! So you can make pies, cookies and cakes without waiting hours for frozen butter to thaw.

smoother smoothies Don’t have time to make yourself a smoothie? That’s not a good enough excuse not to include it in your diet. Make it easier by cutting fruit and vegetables and freezing them in zip lock bags. Then for the rest of the week, you have smoothie packs ready to mix with water or milk for a healthy drink in a jiffy.

daal or even soup), cook it in double or triple quantity and freeze it. This is great for when you need a meal in a hurry.

chapatis in a hUrry This is really important for Indian families. Chapatis are a staple of every meal and more often than not, you’ll be cooking a fresh batch to avoid staleness. Want a quick-fix secret? Wrap them in cloth and store them in an air tight container. Then, when you need to serve them, just put as many as you require in the cooker for two whistles and you’ve got fresh, hot chapattis.

Use scissors Get scissors that can quickly cut through chicken skin, cut up little herbs and if they can crack nuts too — you’ll never need anything else!

sqUeeze it oUt We love squeezy bottles. You can store your sauces in them to squeeze into dishes, icing to top cakes and cookies with and even dressings for quick salads without any fuss or mess. All you need to do is shake up the bottle and you’re ready to go.

store marinade

crispy Fries

Some people freeze marinated meat, but if you’re wary of defrosted water mixed with marinade to cook it, this is a better idea. Make smaller packets/boxes of the marinades and curry masalas that you use most often. It might take one entire weekend do it all, but it will make the rest of your month much easier.

Don’t want to compromise with packet fries that never taste of real potato? Here’s an easy fix. Cut up potatoes into strips and store them in plastic wrap in the freezer. The best part about this is that if you fry them frozen, you’ll actually get crisper fries than usual.

cook in advance We know this is beginning to sound like more work, but we promise it will help. Every time you cook something new (rice,

cUt deFrosting time One quick way to defrost meat is to run it under water. But, if you want to save water, you can instead place it on anything aluminum. It helps thaw meat much faster.

The My Baby & Me mobile application is a mother’s companion during her journey from a would-be mother to becoming an actual mother. The app lets expectant mothers track the progress of their pregnancy with the built-in pregnancy tracker and also avail weekly tips on having a healthy motherhood. Especially beneficial for working parents, this application will assist them in remembering important dates regarding their baby’s health, appointments with the doctor and information on their baby’s normal weekly/monthly physical growth, health and immunisation. Designed in a very easy-to-use layout, the application is divided into two main sections — pregnant and baby care. For minor pregnancy related queries and remembering important things related to your little one, this free application can be really helpful.



MOVING IN? That’s great news for your relationship. However, Priyanka Singh says that there are some things that you should expect and be prepared for once you and your partner start living together

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I am 29-years-old and I think I am quite a fun girl. I am not bad looking either. I have a great job that keeps me a bit less socially active than I would like. I am single. I have been single since college. I have dated, but have not been in anything long-term or committed in any way. This has not really been a problem for me since I am busy. But, lately, all I am hearing from my friends and peers is...




>> His snoring problem may have been cute when you were dating, but now that you live together, you have to live with it!

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ou and your partner are very much in love and moving in seems like the next step for your relationship. You’ve discussed it and the idea of living together sounds great to both of you. Fantastic! However, bear in mind that there might be several small things that are completely off the radar now, but will take on more importance once you actually move in with your partner. Some of these ‘changes’ will drive you up the wall, while the others you will have to learn how to deal with. We are here to give you a teaser of the things that are bound to happen once you move in together.

BitchinG? What? When? You might love your guy to pieces, but there are times when you wonder what you saw in him in the first place. That’s when you go home, call your BFF and bitch your heart out about the many disgusting and exasperating habits that the love of your life has. But, once you move in, all that stops. The only time you can let off steam without him witnessing

it is while you are travelling or when you’re at work. And no, the bathroom is not an option for secret phone conversations, ladies. He might end up thinking you are cheating on him.

all thoSe unpleaSant thinGS Once the move in happens, you will see his ugliest side and he will see yours. Be prepared to know every time he visits the loo for a longer trip, whether he has frequent gas problems, whether he snores loudly or drools while he sleeps and vice versa. Also, the legendary war over the toilet seat is inevitable.

ShavinG ShuSh “Why do you have such a long shower over the weekend?” Because apart from my legs, there are other things to shave! Expect all these invading questions and more, as he’ll know all about the threading trips to the salon and that sometimes during the weekend, you skip showering. And that face pack that

you used to apply before hitting bed? You’ll have to forego that luxury on most nights.

Space iSSueS He likes to sleep on the right side. Well, so do you! And you always thought that his clothes would hardly take any space. But, how could you forget about his gadgets? Did he put his dirty shoes over your Zara heels in the shoe drawer again!? Didn’t you tell him not to do that last time? Space, quirks, eccentricities, habits — you’ll have to learn to adjust to them all.

the three Month teSt Nothing tests a couple’s compatibility more than living together. If you get used to and accept each other the way you are when both of you are under the same roof, then you know that this relationship is for keeps. If not, then in three months both of you will realise that this was never going to work anyway.


My best friend is a seeing a guy that I had a moment with a few years ago. He and I were on the same bus and we smiled and exchanged glances throughout the journey. He got off and I never saw him again. But I thought of him often. Three years later, my friend introduced him to me as her boyfriend! I can’t get over our first meeting but I don’t think he

remembers. Should I tell him how we met? — Sharleen Koppikar, Malad Dear Sharleen, Yes, you should tell him. Can’t you see how well this is going to turn out for you? You’ll lose your best friend because she will think that you’re eyeing her man and this guy will definitely think you’re a super weirdo. It’s obvious that his flirty glances didn’t mean the same thing to

him as they did to you. He might have asked for your number before he got off if it did. Maybe you were staring and he was just being polite. Either which way, just seeing someone ‘first’ doesn’t mean that you have dibs on them. You seem to be watching too many romantic movies. You need a reality check. Send your questions to

He liked it and put a ring on it! Be my bridesmaid?


Suddenly everyone is getting engaged or married. Except me. The number of single guys I know is at an all-time low and it’s like there is a date-able girl brochure and I am incoming it! And over. I got my hair styled, dressed The next morning henot was I’ma sitting at home alone, for our coffee break, had conversations up bit, bought cupcakes eating with himcake. 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!

"I really don’t mind being single. But, I suddenly feel like life is leaving me behind. I don’t even know what I’m asking help with... but please help. — Missed The Bus Bessie a) Do you want to be in a committed relationship? If ‘YES’ then get out there and meet people out of your circle. Join a class. There is no stigma attached to meeting people online either. if ‘NO’ there is nothing wrong with that either. It’s your choice. b) Maybe the bus to the destination you want it just around the corner. Maybe it’s a slow boat! Relax and enjoy the weddings. c) Examine the areas of your life that you want changes in and make them. LAST WEEK: Serendipity should pick Option A: Uh-oh. Gate-crasher! Or maybe your description doesn’t match hers. But, you’re being tacky by calling the bride the day after her wedding to get a number for a hook-up!

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TV TATTLE Riteish launches Marathi cinema calendar

These days Marathi cinema is proving to be a box office hit and along with Marathi viewers it is attracting non-Marathi viewers as well. But not many are aware that to achieve this success hundreds of faceless hands are working day and night. In fact due to their dedication and honest efforts many of these 'behind the camera' artists have won national awards and even reached till the prestigious Oscar awards. Their invaluable contribution has been highlighted in the Zee Talkies calendar. Zee Talkies Business Head Bhavesh Janavlekar said, “Zee Talkies has dedicated this year's calendar to the artists and technicians who work behind the camera. Many times the contribution of the artists behind the camera doesn’t get noticed. They rarely get appreciation for the hard work and efforts put in for the film. The calendar was released by noted Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Dsouza-Deshmukh, Ankush Choudhary, Sidharth Jadhav and Veer Marathi team was also present at the release function. The calendar features Marathi heroines like Mrunmayee Kulkarni, Priya Bapat, Sai Tamhankar, etc.

Music awards

Viewers are in for an exciting night with LL Cool J playing host for the evening while Daft Punk teams up with the legendary Stevie Wonder for a stellar performance. There are many more performances to look out for as Pink, Nate Ruess, Katy Perry, Lorde, Metallica, Blake Shelton, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson set the mood of the evening with their scintillating music tracks. Watch one of the most iconic awards, The 56th Annual cidY® Awards presented by Micromax and powered by Nescafe, LIVE on Vh1 on January 27 at 6:30 am with a prime time repeat at 9 pm.

Missing in action

The CID cops are ready to take you through a thrilling adrenaline filled twin series, set against the backdrop of the International Kite Flying Festival in Ahmedabad. Whether it is the Haute Couture lanes of Paris or the intricate jungles of Maharashtra, or even the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk, ACP Pradyuman and his team of cops have gone everywhere to hunt down criminals in their pledge to eradicate crime. And now, CID cops Shivaji Satam, Daya and Abhijeet, with their team, have landed in the Kite Capital of Gujarat to shoot for a special Makar Sankranti twin episode series where they arein search of their missing officer Shreya.

Twists and turns

Jaivantabai in 'Maharana Pratap' on Sony TV comes to know that Hansabai's baby shower is not yet done, hence she insists on doing it. However, Dheerbai refuses to participate and to convince her Hansabai sends a messenger with her letter to Uday Singh. This, however, is read by Surtan, in Uday Singh's absence, and he replies to it in Uday Singh's name. Bairam is all set to explode Bhil's jungle by tying explosives in little bags to rats' tails and letting them loose in the jungle. Pratap sees this and is stumped. He mixes dhatura seeds in the food of the Mughal soldiers due to which half the army is unconscious.

Grand finale

This Saturday, we will watch the couples of Nach Baliye-6 burn the dance floor with some of the most energetic, dynamic and popular dance groups. Gurmeet-Debina will be seen with the Fictitious group, Asha-Ritwik with the Loyola Dream Team, Ripu-Shivangi with D Maniax, Kiku-Priyanka with winners of India’s dancing superstar MJ 5, and Vinod-Raksha with Rohan and group. Find out who will leave the stage at this point on Nach Baliye. The action will continue on Sunday as the stars of 'Hansee Toh Phansee', Parineeti and Siddharth will be on the show to promote their movie.

Neha Kumar turns sensational courtesan in ‘Buddha’


Neha Kumar Uppal debuted on telly prime time with industrialist producer B.K. Modi's most ambitious project – ‘Buddha’ – on ZEE TV. She shares with the ADC what is so special about 'Buddha.' By Sandeep Hattangadi

You had participated in beauty pageants, so was acting always on your mind? I had done theatre in my home town Jabalpur (MP) where I participated in various inter-collegiate competitions and also an ideal parliamentary session for which I was supposed to get awarded by the President of India (did not happen, for some reason). That's when the acting bug bit me, the beauty pageant did not bring out the actor in me! You did a film, Soham Shah’s ‘Sher’. Are you paired opposite Sanjay Dutt? I am paired opposite a newcomer in the film ‘Sher’, It is an ensemble cast. What are the TV soaps you have done? I have ventured into the serial arena for the first time. Amrapali is the first role I will be playing on the small screen. I guess I was saving myself for the best. What prompted you to do television? How did you get the role of Amrapali? My friends also suggested that it's high time I entered the television world since the boom in television is exponential, and also I think I wanted to come out of my comfort zone too and flex my acting muscles which had become rusty. Have you seen 'Buddha' serial before? I went for a meeting with Ridwana and I met her at the Buddha mansion. She spoke to me a little bit and then Dr. Modi walked in and when he started explaining how his life had changed because of Buddha, I instantly related to his passion and we exchanged thoughts about Amrapali and I guess while he was talking to me he figured I am fit to play the character! I watched the serial show after meeting Ridwana and B.K. Modi. Are you a spiritual person? I am a very spiritual person; I can go into


a very deep conversation when it comes to spiritualism and in my childhood my mother joked that I should grow up to a preacher when I grow up. And I think she was serious!

classical as a child. For 'Buddha' I underwent a rigorous dance training.

Are you fond of dancing? Are you a trained dancer? I am fond of dancing. In Jabalpur I used What is special about your role as Am- to get prizes for the first on the dance rapali? floor, the last on the floor and best As explained to me by various people, dancer but nowadays its only during Amrapali was a very simple and sweet shoots that I get to dance so I have forwoman until tragedy struck her; she was gotten this art form. one of the most coveted females of the kingdom, she was respected even How do you unwind yourself? though she was a courtesan. I love to sit at coffee shops. That was the first thing I did when I came to Mumbai Amrapali was said to be seductive and and that's what I do to unwind myself. I attracted Prince Siddhartha? read books or talk to friends at coffee Amrapali had become this person shops. where everybody fell a victim to her I love to play games like Scrabble and beauty and when she finds someone Taboo with friends, long walks along the who does not do the same she takes it as beach. I also love quiet dinners and long a challenge. So the only way to play out drives. that challenge is to seduce him. How did you like working with Ridwana You danced on your entry in the wed- and B.K. Modi? ding of Yashodhara and Siddhartha? I did this show only because of Dr. Modi How was the experience? and Ridwana. I was offered other roles I am not a dancer but I can do a bit of but I developed cold feet and refused Bollywood and contemporary. I tried them.

dream come true,” said Sunny Leone when Salman Khan hinted that he should undrape a sari he actually made her wear at the Renault STAR GUILD Awards. This moment was one that saw the audience break into rip-roarious laughter but the one enjoying the Sunny side of the moment was the woman in demand - Sunny Leone. Well, it’s very rare that you have Salman Khan help you drape a sari! “I should be doing it the other way round,” smirked Salman when he was asked to solve Sunny’s sari woes. While Salman and Deepika comparing their height at Renault STAR Guild Awards.

Salman Khan’s chivalrous moments Sunny replied that it would be a dream come true, the 'Dabbang' star extended help to drape the 9-yard on the pretty actress. 'Don’t miss the sweet moment between Sunny and Salman at the award function. Unlike Sunny Leone, one diva Deepika Padukone, major star this year with four ‘100 crore’ club movies to her credit. It so happened that when the tall actress went to collect her award on stage, she was greeted mischievously by Salman.


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The feedback that we are getting is that the business people in Pakistan also want the same thing (extending MFN status/having non-discriminatory market access with India). They have to reciprocate with India also.

Minister of State for Commerce & Industry E M S Natchiappan

BSE Institute Signs MoU With Simon Fraser University in the BSE Institute premises in Mumbai. The University has considerable experience in managing SE Institute Ltd (BIL), a wholly- incubators and mentoring startowned subsidiary of BSE, yes- ups in various stages. terday said it has signed an MoU “We are very pleased to have with Simon Fraser University, a Simon Fraser University participublic research university in pate in BRIC and contributing to British Columbia, Canada, to par- economic growth and diversificaticipate in the BSEI-Ryerson Incu- tion in India and Canada through bation Centre of Excellence the creation of new businesses and (BRIC). new jobs,” BIL Managing Director BRIC was set up some time ago and CEO Ambarish Datta said in a to provide budding Indian entre- statement here. preneur’s with global aspirations a The Simon Fraser University has startup environment. BRIC has considerable experience in manbeen designed on the lines of the aging incubators and mentoring digital media zone and is housed startups in various stages.

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Uptrend Continues

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Thursday (January 23, 2014) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose marginally on Wednesday (January 22, 2014) a net 25.15 points (0.40%) and closed at the 6338 point level. The market opened down at the 6309 points level. It then declined further and registered the day’s low at the 6287 points level at 9.20 a.m. The index then rose into the green and turned into a range bound movement until 2.33 p.m. It then rose sharply and registered the day’s high at the 6349 points level at 3.00 p.m. The index then declined and turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty moved in a range of 63 points and closed above the psychologically important 6300 points level for the third consecutive session. Sentiment was bullish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 32 were gainers, while 18 stocks closed in the red. Substantial buying was seen in healthcare and metal stocks, while selling was seen in captial goods and FMCG stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 0.05%. This change is small and indicates a moderate participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst all the traded stocks, 770 were gainers, 691 were losers and 64 remained unchanged. Slow Stocha stic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen and has entered the over-bought zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator has risen above the slow D line (positive and a buy signal). RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 40 level and is now rising (positive if it continues).

MACD Indica tor: 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 diverging (positive if it continues). The ADX is rising while the Market Index is rising, which indicates that the present up trend is increasing in strength.

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with a positive bias.

Suppor t Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5958 points level. The next support is at the 5877 points level. Resistance Levels The immediate main resistance is at the 6372 points level. The next resistance is at the 6424 points level.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 6325 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6301. Support (2) = 6263. Resistance (1) = 6363. Resistance (2) = 6388.

OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index af ter having formed a doji pattern (indicating indecisiveness amongst investors) has formed a w hite body candle on higher volumes. This is p ositive and indicates tha t the bias has shif ted towards the buy side of the market.Further, the index is above its 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the four averages are rising. Moreover, the velocity parameters too are positively trended. All these indicate a positive bias and the possibility of a further upmove unfolding. Investors are advised to hold long positions but with a strict stop loss at the 15-day average at the 6244 point’s level. Work with strict stop losses on all positions

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6307) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 6244) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6254) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 5949) Positive.

Overa ll Market Strength/Weaknes s: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a strong market

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Rajkumar Dhoot, Member of Parliament, Ex President, ASSOCHAM & MD, Videocon felicitating the Chief Guest Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat at the prestigious 20th CyberMedia ICT Business Awards held last week at New Delhi.

Cameroon Looks To Deepen Trade Ties With India

Manga Laurent, Head of the Cooperation Department, Centre National De Promotion Des Exchanges, Cameroon, Rupa Naik, Executive Director, All India Association of Industries and Director- Projects, MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai, Niwa Long Othon, Director General, Matgenie during an interactive meeting organized by MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai and AIAI.

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Religare calls a ‘Buy’ on Kajaria Ceramics CMP: Rs. 311

Target Rs. 340

Karvy Stock Broking calls a ‘Buy’ on Coal India CMP: Rs. 262

Target Rs. 345

Centrum calls a ‘Buy’ on Tata Sponge CMP: Rs. 350

Target Rs. 490

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Growth To Slip To 4.8% In FY’14; To Improve Next Year, Says CRISIL NEWS FLASH


BSE Sensex at record high  SAIL gets forest clearance to start Rs 4,700cr Gua mine project  Zee Entertainment Q3 profit jumps 10% to Rs 213.59 cr  Dabur Q3 net up 16% at Rs 244 cr  Intel to invest over Rs 742 cr in India R&D centre  HDFC Q3 Net up 13 pc at Rs 1935 cr  LIC stake in Axis Bank crosses 10%.

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slipped to decade low of 5%. The International Monetary Fund yesterndia’s growth rate in the current day projected economy to grow at fiscal is expected to slide to 4.8% 4.6% this fiscal. Crisil said the next and the prospects for 2014-15, fiscal could be a year of new leaderwhich currently appear to be bright, ship and old challenges. “The outhinge on the stability of the new come of general elections in May government. “We believe growth could swing the medium term will print at 6% for 2014-15, up from growth outlook either way. Political our 4.8% estimate for 2013-14,” uncertainty is, therefore, a huge Crisil said, adding that a normal weight on the economy at this juncmonsoon would cushion growth ture,” it said. It further said that while a decisive mandate can hasand help in taming inflation. Normal monsoons, reforms and ten reforms and resolve policy botglobal recovery would aid the growth tlenecks, a fragile political outcome, process, it said, but cautioned that in contrast, could further delay growth could weigh in below 5% yet long-pending critical reforms and again if the above assumptions do will completely dent investment not play out. “We believe the pick-up sentiment and derail growth. will be aided by implementation of Crisil said there is little scope for stalled projects, debottlenecking of monetary policy to boost growth in the mining sector and a recovery in 2014-15 and recovery in investindustry on higher external de- ments would be largely driven by mand,” Crisil said in its report ‘India clearance of stalled projects. It foreEconomic Forecast’. cast the average WPI inflation at The growth rate in 2012-13 6.2% in current year and fiscal


deficit to be at 5%. “We do not envision a sharp pick-up in private corporate sector investments in manufacturing during 2014-15 as capacity utilisation rates are very low in most industries,” it said. New projects can hit the ground only in 2015-16 and only if there is a stable policy environment after the elections along with a sustainable recovery in demand, it added. On the sharp reduction in Current Account Deficit this year, Crisil said the nature of improvement is unsustainable. The government expects CAD to come down to USD 50 billion this fiscal, from USD 88.2 billion in 2012-13. “As and when the curbs on gold import are gradually removed, import demand is likely escalate once again. As the economy recovers, investment and consumption goods’ imports will pick-up. A pick-up in domestic growth is also expected to push oil imports higher due to higher volume demand,” it said.

RBI's Hawkish Stance Reflected In Recent Suggestions To Curb Inflation Say Experts By A Business Reporter


any analysts said the Reserve Bank committee's suggestion to keep consumer inflation at the Center of its monetary policy-making indicates the hawkish stance of the central bank going ahead. The RBI committee, headed by Deputy Governor Urijit Patel, was set up last September to revise and strengthen the monetary policy framework. Yesterday, in its recommendation, the committee said inflation should be the 'nominal anchor' of the monetary policy framework, and it should be defined without any ambiguity. "These recommendations clearly carry hawkish implications. After all, the December headline CPI rate of 9.9 %

is well above the current 7.75% repo rate. In other words the real policy rate is negative at a time when inflation is above even the temporary 8 % target rate," global brokerage Credit Suisse said in a note. The panel recommended using CPI inflation as the new nominal anchor, as it is the closest reflection of cost of living and inflation expectations. The panel suggested adopting a longer-term target of 4% for CPI inflation with a band of +/- 2 %. Given the current elevated level of CPI inflation, the panel recommended a 12-month target of 8 % and 24-month target of 6 %, before the inflation target is formally adopted. However, some experts believe the panel recommendation for adopting monetary policy which

is centered on inflation will be a shift from traditional policy-making and will also bring RBI policy calibration closer to the international practices. "We see the RBI's shift to inflation targeting as a step in the right direction. The time span over which it can be achieved will vary according to a number of factors, such as the rains or the global growth cycle or oil prices," Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a report. Barclays, in a note, said for the RBI to become inflation targeting, as suggested by the panel, it needs active cooperation from the finance ministry. "This will be crucial in removing administered prices and adhering to FRBM-defined fiscal deficit targets," Barclays said.

SpiceJet, Air India, IndiGo And GoAir Offer Cut-Price Tickets As Airline Fare War Rages By A Business Reporter

further as word about the offer spreads,” Dhall said adding that aironsumers flying between now fares were going for as little as Rs and April 15 - typically a lean 3,355 for the Delhi-Mumbai route period for airlines - can save on where the spot fares can be as high bookings made till midnight on Jan- as Rs 10,098. uary 23. Hours after SpiceJet anAmber Dubey, partner and head nounced a three-day super sale of for aerospace and defence at air tickets on Tuesday, offering a KPMG, said the offer would help 50% discount to spot fares, Air stimulate demand in a lean quarter. India, IndiGo, GoAir followed suit, “The seats on offer are chosen carewith Jet Airways expected to do the fully without compromising flights same. that have high demand. Since this The rush for tickets had begun, helps widen the narrow flyer-base, Sharat Dhall, president of it’s a good move. The only losers are, said. “We are already other airlines who have to match seeing a 250% rise in bookings fares.” within hours of the prices being reAmong the offers, SpiceJet has ofduced. We expect this to go up even fered 50% off on limited seats on all



direct flights when booked at least 30 days prior to travel. Meanwhile, GoAir has also slashed prices by 4050% with the discount depending on whether bookings are made 30 days or 60 days prior to travel. Seats on Air India are also available at a 50% discount with the bookings to start on Wednesday — base fares start at Rs 1,357, a release from the carrier said. “This tactical offer will encourage corporates and leisure travellers to plan short-term travel. We have already seen response picking up from those wanting to take a quick break before the onset of summer,” said John Nair, head for business travel at Cox & Kings.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Mutual Funds’ Exposure In Banking Stock At 6-Month High

Fund managers exposure in banking stocks rose to a six-month high of over Rs 34,000 crore in December on account of rise in equity market and various steps taken by the RBI to prop the banking sector. According to the latest data available with market regulator Sebi, mutual fund investments in banking stocks in December 2013 reached Rs 34,153 crore, accounting for 17.66% of their total equity assets under management (AUM) of Rs 1.93 lakh crore.

L&T Q3 Net Rises 11% To Rs 1241 Cr

Larsen and Toubro’s third quarter net profit grew 10.6% year-on-year to Rs 1,241 cr compared to a year ago period. After considering the exceptional gain on dilution of part stake in a subsidiary company, profit after tax soared over 22% during the quarter. Post demerger, L&T transferred hydrocarbon business to its subsidiary L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering with effect from April 1, 2013. Accordingly, the company restated suitably its earnings for the previous quarter ended September 2013 and numbers relating to previous periods, R Shankar Raman, whole-time director and chief financial officer said. Revenues jumped 11.8 % to Rs 14,387.5 cr in the quarter ended December 2013. — Business Desk with inputs from PTI

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What the cards say: New growth Path: Think it through and move slowly. Don’t rush headlong Ally: Virgo will calm you down. Avoid Gemini who could confuse you Card for the week: Tarot key no. 1 The Magician. He gives you the wherewithal to forge ahead. You will achieve and win accolades

What the cards say: Value people who love you Path: Grow up and take responsibilities. Don’t be self centered, low and lazy Ally: Libra will show you to move fast. Avoid Scorpio who will encourage you to be selfish Card for the week: Tarot key no. XIII Death. Great change is happening in your life. Rise to the occasion in a constructive way

What the cards say: Focus on the right not what is expedient Path: Use your intelligence constructively. Don’t try to escape results of past actions. But accept them with grace Ally: Your ally this week is Aquarius who will show you the bigger picture. Avoid Sagittarius who will teach you to be more wily Card for the week: Tarot key no. VIII the Strength. The card invites you to find the strength that you have and use it for general good not just self centered things only

What the cards say: Balance your emotions with objectivity Path: Letting go will help you get what you want. Don’t cling to things for they will vanish as will people Ally: Sagittarius will teach you independence. Stay away from Pisces who could make you more clingy Card for the week: Tarot key no. IX The Hermit. That will guide you to the path of wisdom, just try to connect with his energies

What the cards say: Ease out and be chilled Path: New opportunities are coming your way. Don’t be so sensitive Ally: Taurus will calm you down. Avoid Scorpio who could make you hold on to your hurts Card for the week: Tarot key no. XI Justice is operating in your life. You will be able to live on your terms provided you do not harm anyone else

What the cards say: Take care of your health. There is nothing to worry Path: Just enjoy what you have with loved ones who are with you. Don’t brood over things or people Ally: Libra will understand you. Stay away from Capricorn, they could make you more morbid Card for the week: Tarot key no. X the Wheel of Fortune. Things are bound to work out for you

What the cards say: Luck is changing and positive energy is flowing in Path: Regain lost ground in all spheres. Don’t be overwhelmed or negative Ally: Virgo will give you understanding. Avoid the dual sign of Pisces Card for the week: Tarot key no. XIII Death. Change is brewing in your life. Go out and meet it. It will lead to transformation

What the cards say: Repentance is cleansing Path: Coming to terms with yourself. Don’t justify Ally: Pisces will make you see things. Avoid critical Virgo who could be frank Card for the week: Tarot key no. XII The Hanged Man. Spiritual growth will make you understand and let go of the ego

What the cards say: Look out for new perspective to things Path: Objective learning is required. Don’t cover up for people you love Ally: Aries will be frank and open. Avoid Cancer and their imaginary things Card for the week: Tarot key no. V The Hierophant. Use traditional and social morality to guide and you will understand things better

What the cards say: Expand to include many Path: Truth has many shades. Don’t just use your mind. Allow your heart to guide you Ally: Aries will be transparent. Avoid Taurus who will be closed Card for the week: Tarot key no. XII The Hanged Man. In surrender to the higher principles of life you gain ascendency. Let go and win

What the cards say: Do unto others what you want others to do unto you Path: Let go of pride and justification. Don’t play politics Ally: Scorpio will see through your arguments and tell you the truth. Avoid Cancer who will misguide you Card for the week: Tarot key no. XVIII The Moon which indicates imagination and creativity. Fears and secret negativities

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Shinde calls Kejriwal ‘mad’ CM; ‘Chosen Madness’, says NCP

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UMBAI/NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday called Arvind Kejriwal a “Veda Mukhyamantri” (mad chief minister) over his street protests and ally NCP too joined in the direct attack saying “CM in Delhi” stands for ‘Chosen Madness’. Kejriwal continued to be at the receiving end for his two-day dharna which was called off last night with the BJP raising the pitch dubbing him and his ministerial and party colleagues as “unguided missiles” and saying they should behave responsibly as they are now bound by the Constitution, reports PTI. AAP’s outside supporter Congress said theatrics and drama, use of irresponsible and intimidating language and flagrant violation of law and Constitution have no place in our democratic polity “When I was in Kherwadi police station in Mumbai’s Bandra area, I did not get leave because there were Sena (led) riots. Similarly, yesterday (in Delhi), because of a ‘veda mukhyamantri’ (mad chief minister) sitting there (on dharna), I had to cancel the leave of policemen,” Shinde, who was targeted repeatedly by Kejriwal, said. He, however, did not name the Chief Minister. Shinde’s remarks came while addressing a meeting at Hingoli in

Sushilkumar Shinde Marathwada region where he spoke about an instance in the 1970s, when as a policeman, he could not get leave after his marriage due to work pressure. Kejriwal had called Shinde corrupt and inefficient and dared the Home Minister to evict him from the dharna venue near Rail Bhavan during his protest against the Delhi police. Upping the ante against AAP, Congress spokesperson Randip Sur-

jewala said the latter should look within and realize the inconvenience caused to common man due to their “theatrics and drama” of agitation. Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh taunted the Delhi Chief Minister asking why did he send AAP leader Yogendra Yadav to negotiate with Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung to end the stir. “Kejriwal said that they will not negotiate. It’s not a grocery shop. But ulitmately they did negotiate. Yogendra Yadav negotiated with the LG” and wondered whether to trust their words further or not,” he said, adding Kejriwal has no respect for law. Another party spokesperson Sandip Dikshit said the agitation “drama was staged by AAP to take away people’s attention from other issues, they were not able to address. “Leaders of AAP should realise they cannot remain unguided missiles anymore as they are now bound by the Constitution. Still they believe like unguided missiles,” BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said. BJP leader Arun Jaitley described AAP protest as “unacceptable” and said it would not appeal to the Lok Sabha voters as it is anarchic and lacks the qualities required for providing much-needed political stability and responsible governance. Pics: PTI


IN GRIEF... Actor Nagarjuna along with family members and relatives mourn the death of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Meanwhile President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday condoled the death of renowned Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, saying the film industry has “lost a creative personality”. In his condolence message to his son, Nagarjuna, Mukherjee said an acclaimed Telugu film actor, producer and writer, Nageswara Rao will always be remembered for his memorable films. “His singular contribution to Indian cinema was recognized through a number of awards. In his death, the film industry has lost a creative personality whose contribution to Telugu cinema remains unparalleled,” the President said.

Tharoor may be asked to clarify; Sunanda’s son rules out foul play N

EW DELHI: Police may ask Union minister Shashi Tharoor and others to join the ‘probe’ into the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, a day after it was directed by a magistrate to investigate suicide and homicide angles in the high-profile case. Investigators are ‘examining’ the report by the Sub- Divisional Magistrate to chalk out future course of action in the case following the autopsy report mentioning ‘poisoning’ as the cause of the ‘sudden and unnatural” death of 52-yearold Sunanda, sources told PTI. They said police may issue notices under 160 of CrPC (which en-

tails witnesses to join probe) to Tharoor and 11 others including Sunanda’s brothers and son asking them to join investigations. Asked if Tharoor will be questioned, the source said police was looking into the factors which caused Sunanda’s death and if required, the Union minister may be asked to clarify certain things. Meanwhile, Shiv Menon, Sunanda’s son, ruled out that there was any foul play, saying both Tharoor and his mother were “very much in love” despite their “occasional differences” and that he did not believe the minister was capable of harming her physically.

NEWS IN BRIEF Options of Pawar becoming PM open, indicates NCP

SNOWMOBILE... A train stalled at a station after the Banihal-Baramulla rail service was disrupted due to heavy snowfall at Banihal in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

Poll survey suggests near sweep by BJP in MP, Gujarat N

EW DELHI: BJP is projected to make a near sweep in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls with Narendra Modi remaining the top choice for Prime Ministership, according to an opinion poll. In Maharashtra too, the poll conducted by CNN-IBN and CSDS projects BJP-Shiv Sena combine ahead of Congress-NCP coalition with 2533 seats as against 12-20 seats out of

48 seats, reports PTI. The survey shows BJP getting 2327 seats out of a total of 29 in Madhya Pradesh and 20-25 of the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat. Congress is projected to get 2-5 seats in Madhya Pradesh and 1-4 seats in Gujarat. In terms of poll percentage, BJP is projected to get 50 per cent in Chhattisgarh. Among the PM candidates, Modi continues to be the top choice leaving Rahul Gandhi a distant sec-

ond. 46 per cent of those polled in Gujarat wanted Modi to be PM, while only 16 per cent support Gandhi. 40 per cent respondents in Maharashtra prefer Modi as PM, a jump of 19 per cent in a year, while 14 per cent prefer Gandhi as PM, almost the same as last year, the poll said. Interestingly, even in Madhya Pradesh 46 per cent preferred Modi over their Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the post of PM.

NCP on Wednesday was non-committal on whether Sharad Pawar will work in a UPA government headed by Rahul Gandhi but indicated all options of the party supremo becoming prime minister are open depending on ‘circumstances’. “Till now the Congress has not declared its prime ministerial candidate. A leader heading the Congress campaign (does not mean PM candidate)... There is a difference between the two,” party spokesman D P Tripathi told reporters.

EC to meet recognised political parties on Feb 4 In the run up to Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission has convened a meeting of all recognised political parties on February 4 for the conduct of free and fair elections. The all-party meeting, which is part of EC’s poll preparations, comes a day ahead of the Parliament Session. There are a total of six recognised national parties and 47 state parties. Top EC officials will hold discussions with all political parties and the Commission will list its “Do’s and Don’ts” to them. The EC will also seek suggestions and cooperation from them for the smooth conduct of polls.

French warship releases 11 Indian sailors from pirates A French warship along with Japanese aircraft last week helped in releasing 11 Indian crew members from the custody of Somalian sea pirates from a dhow that was suspected to have been used as pirate mother-ship in the Gulf of Aden.


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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.

Mad to find something missing (3,3,5) Forced to be another dame (4) Mantua prig negotiated one bridge strategy once more (5,5) Jumping game sometimes suitable for the end of February (4,4) Get involved at the point where a clean turnout is needed (6) Star wades off facing the rising sun (9) Feeble Rector goes in to die (5) A garment to avoid (5) Pity Clara has got stewed ! (9) Loss of a pound from drink at a party for the emperor (6) Some major fracture doesn't prevent delivery (3-5) Path of the swallow? (10) Runs in the cabby escaping quietly (4) Spite makes it all come even (11)


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Somebody like a jockey having gained an advantage (3,2) 3 Some blood in the road (8) 4 Hung about or possibly glued on (7) 5 Feed mechanism for a creature deprived of grass (6) 6 How clockwork keeps things moving (9) 7 There's nothing between one and the horse (4-4-5) 8 Irma's indicted wrongly for having failed to be impartial (13) 14 Herb had a Spanish wine (9) 16 Selflessness with a capital `S'?



(8) 19 Al Gore takes long to be lively (7) 20 The two endlessly hurry to find

the hut (6) 23 Old instrument is rare, because little used (5)

SOLUTION TO TUESDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Tong, 3 Falsehoods, 9 Trainer, 10 Annette, 11 Faithful, 14 Toast of the town, 16 Ship's chandlers, 18 Detritus, 21 Olivine, 22 Pleased, 23 Tuning-fork, 24 Vets. DOWN: 1 Titter, 2 Noah, 4 Airy, 5 Hunt the slipper, 6 Out of doors, 7 Shelling, 8 Under suspicion, 10 A fast one, 12 Corinthian, 13 Hothouse, 15 Used to it, 17 Eludes, 19 Spur, 20 Esne.


ACROSS: 1. Bond adversary (2,2) 5. An eternity 6. Barter 7. Small lakes 8. Career choice 9. ___ friendly 10. Floor coverings

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




DOWN: 1. They do patch work 2. Enjoys Moby Dick 3. Agrees silently 4. "The loneliest number" 6. Apartment sign (2,3) 7. Que ___? 8. Addition result


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


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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Moon in Virgo till 4.10 p.m. 7th Paush Krishnapaksha Chitra Kanya (Virgo) P.Th. Red 8

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: You will now make rapid progress obstacles and problems at work will be overcome. Creative artists, especially those who are in communication media, writers and sculptors, will be in the limelight for their work. Youngsters desirous of a career in television, or advertising, will receive a favorable offer. A happy love life works as an incentive to work hard to accomplish your goal in life. BABIES BORN TODAY: Good looking, plump attractive eyes and soft curly hair. Intuitive, expressive and artistic. Will be stubborn, assertive, and have a quiet ambitious streak. Will be fortunate, comfortable, happy and successful.






ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Financial involvement should be kept to a minimum and avoid doing any transaction in another person's name. Do not easily put your trust in people for you could be taken advantage of. Even what you say could be misrepresented. Keep interactions with others to the minimum today. Your beloved may feel a bit low and neglected. You need to spend some time together to reassure your sweetheart of your love and affection.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): A major achievement in your career is indicated. Financial gains are foreseen through trading or commission. Employed can look forward to news of an increment or promotion. A journey for work or religious function is likely. Someone may go out of the way to flirt outrageously with you. Do not think that your talents have been recognized. Contrarily you may be tricked or taken advantage of.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You will now make rapid progress in your career after a lull. Fresh investments and new projects are sure to prove profitable. Appreciation from seniors gives your morale a great boost. Carry on with your hard work and sincere effort for promotion is likely. Love relationships are strengthened. The single will get news about a marriage proposal through someone known. You do not have to compromise.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): It is a busy day that will keep you on the alert throughout. News from overseas is indicated. A change is certainly indicated in your circumstances that you have been looking forward to. Those who are keen on higher studies will have to work harder. Those in creative fields will do very well. You have a great thing going in your love relationship but you need to be more demonstrative and today is a good day to start.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You are well-informed in money matters but circumstances demand that you be more careful while dealing with loans and investments. It seems you are more than tempted to make large investment that the rumor in the market says is a sure shot winner. Don’t take any risk. Nothing much seems to be happening in your love life. Not that you are not inclined but other things are appearing to take priority.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): You could get a large amount of money as an advance payment. Even though your financial position is strong, this money will be of great help. This could be the beginning of a really stable phase for you but you will have to maintain the pace of work activities. You have always nurtured friendships with love and care. If you are in love you can safely make commitment to the one you love.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): You will find yourself making good progress in all that you plan for today. Family members will also be supportive and helpful. If you are thinking of buying property this is the right time to invest your money. You share a beautiful relationship with your mate or beloved. Take care that no outsider disturbs the harmony of your love affair.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You can look forward to news of long desired promotion. There could be news of a complete change of environment for you. It may not appear convenient right now but you will be able to work out the logistics of it all later and to your satisfaction. Monetary gains are good. In love try a softer approach for happiness. You will be able to find a few tender moments with your beloved in an otherwise busy hectic schedule of work and family responsibilities.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Your positive interaction with people will lead to growth in your career. You are doing well for yourself. You will be in a positive and aggressive frame of mind. Completing reports, preparing for meeting or seminar, could keep you busy. Keep ego in check. Love life appears to be a bit fiery. With a little help from you the situation could improve and things will be back to normal again. AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Do not be suspicious of others. Put your past behind and get on with what you have to do. Meetings will have favorable outcome. Plan new strategies and you will get a good response and support for them. You will win over any opposition you may have had with good conduct and diplomacy. Try to forgive and forget problems that may have been inflicted on you by a loved one. It will help to release negative emotions.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Those appearing for interviews, written tests or applying for tenders will be successful. But will have to work hard to maintain the top slot. Stick to venture partnerships only. Be flexible in your approach for it is crucial for the expansion of existing business. All is well for those in love whereas the foot loose and fancy free could be feeling left out and lonesome. Patience will pay hands down. PISCES (February 19 - March 20): It may be a bold step but take a deliberate gamble for the getting ahead in life. You will be working in co-operation with someone who has wide experience. It is going to be a pleasurable and exciting period for you. However try not to trip on your ego which is one of the pitfalls of quick success. Happiness pervades on the home front. The single can look forward to exciting romance. You can look forward to a relaxing evening.



QUICK CROSSWORD 4875 ACROSS: 1 Poplars (6) 5 Important, in short? (3) 8 A small particle which causes an explosion when split (4) 9 Nether limbs (4) 10 A line on a map joining points of equal pressure (6) 11 _____ is the mother of invention? (9) 13 Appearance (4) 15 On one's ___ : on one's own ("dot" anagram)? (3) 16 Impertinent (5) 17 Sail spar (5) 20 Impair, damage (3) 22 Corded cloth or medical representative, in short (3) 23 Delay or waste time, in a way? (5) 24 A fertile place in the desert (5) 26 Astern (3) 27 Chops, e.g. (4) 28 Hypocrites who pretend to religious piety (9) 31 Currency of Russia (6) 32 Blemish, blot or stain (4) 33 Islamic leader (4) 34 Blend, combine (3) 35 At different ___ : at diverse strata, in a way? (6)

ACROSS: 1 With vitriol (6) 2 Offer of marriage (8) 3 Paratha or roti alternative at a restaurant (4) 4 ____ one's legs : take a walk; get some needed exercise after prolonged sitting? (7) 5 Plant deeply (5) 6 In addition (4) 7 Activity to boost one's vanity (3-4) 12 Archly reticent, bashful (3) 14 Marx of Marxism (4) 18 Behaving very correctly and formally (4) 19 Look like, be similar to (8)


SUDOKU 2061 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.


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Today’s clue: K equals G

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

20 Handcuff (7) 21 On, of, the side (7) 24 __ colour : not in one's usual health? (3)

25 A special significance (6) 26 Fasten or attach; append (5) 29 A fixed period of time (4) 30 A few, at least one or several? (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Kosi, 4 Abduct, 8 Guv, 10 Opts, 13 Nativity, 14 Briquet, 15 Sermon, 17 Excalibur, 21 Yew, 22 Lin, 23 Ink, 26 Bangalore, 27 Cathay, 28 Fatuous, 32 Cocktail, 34 Mata, 35 Xvi, 36 Encore, 37 Asps. DOWN: 1 Knob, 2 Seti, 3 Dune, 5 Boiler, 6 Uzi, 7 Trying, 9 Vat, 11 Proxy, 12 Squaw, 15 Sung, 16 Mono, 18 Cert, 19 Ilay, 20 Bin, 23 Ilium, 24 Kraut, 25 Icicle, 26 Barter, 28 Fix, 29 Alva, 30 Oaks, 31 Saws, 33 CCC.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1880 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: Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired

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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: 22 average; 25 good; 28 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: alum, amir, lamp, lima, limp, lump, mail, mall, maul, mill, mull, mural, palm, plum, PLURALISM, pram, prim, primal, prism, psalm, puma, ramp, rump, slam, slim, slum, slump, small.





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IN BRIEF Arora storms into quarters

Federer trounces Murray while Nadal toils past Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov; Azarenka latest women’s casualty


ELBOURNE: Roger Federer fought back from a mid-match stumble against Andy Murray onWednesday to set up a classic Australian Open semi-final with Rafael Nadal, as women's champion Victoria Azarenka became the latest star to fall. After Nadal battled through an unexpectedly tough quarter-final with Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, Federer showed both his vintage best and his fallibility in beating Murray 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3. The Swiss great was electric in the first two sets but he tightened as he neared the finishing line, and was broken when serving for the win before passing up two match points in the third-set tiebreaker. However, he extended Murray in a 19minute hold at the start of the fourth set, then got the crucial break for 5-3 and, after setting up a third match point, he grabbed the opportunity with an ace. "I thought Andy did well, he kept the ball in play and put the pressure on me and unfortunately I couldn't get it done in the third set, with either the serve or the forehand missing. So I am happy to get the win in four," Federer said. "I am much higher than I was last year and that's very satisfying just because I have confidence in my movement." Federer, in his 11th consecutive Australian Open semi-final, will face the man who has become his Grand Slam nemesis, winning their last five encounters at major tournaments. But a day after Novak Djokovic's three-year Melbourne reign was halted by Stanislas Wawrinka, Nadal also flirted with disaster before getting out of jail against rising Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. The 13-time Grand Slam champion, troubled by a huge blister on his racquet hand, went a set down against the exciting young prospect and, facing set points in the third, he was tottering. But Dimitrov, 22, went just long on the first set point and Nadal saved another before the Bulgarian gave him a one-set lead when, gifted an easy winner off a net cord, he ballooned his forehand out. "I was so lucky," admitted the Spaniard, who ran out a 3-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 winner to set up a meeting with Federer in his 22nd Grand Slam semifinal. Djokovic's defeat by Wawrinka, who will play Tomas Berdych in the other semi, ensures that one of them will be able to challenge either Nadal or Federer for their maiden Grand Slam title. "I'm a bit shattered," said Dimitrov, after his title hopes slipped away. "It's tough losing that match, my first (Grand Slam) quarter-final. I came out expecting nothing less than to win." The women's contest has been even more up-ended and there was an air of resignation rather than shock when Azarenka tamely followed Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova

MUMBAI: Former national 6-Red champion Shivam Arora registered exciting back-toback wins to storm into the quarter-finals, in the Matunga Gymkhana-Dadar Club Open Snooker Tournament on Wednesday. Arora endured a gruelling day when he was taken the distance in both, the round of 32 and the pre-quarter-finals on an actionpacked day of snooker. He faced a strong challenge from formidable R. Girish of Railways who surged to an envious 3-1 lead in the pre-quarter-finals. But Arora changed the script with a late burst, winning the last three frames on-the-trot to seal a nail-biter. Arora, who fired a break of 40 in the second frame, hit an inspired 57 in the fifth that helped him find his form.

Siddharth Thacker grabs Louis Philippe Cup 2014 slot

Roger Federer of Switzerland is congratulated by Andy Murray of Britain at the net after Federer won their quarter-final at the Australian Open Tennis Championship in Melbourne. out of the tournament. The Belarusian world number two was unbeaten in two years at Melbourne Park but she was comprehensively dismantled by an inspired Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1, 5-7, 6-0. "I'll be fine tomorrow. I'll be working tomorrow. It's not the end of the world. But I'm not happy with what I did today," said Azarenka. It ends a sometimes unhappy run of 18 wins at the tournament for Azarenka, whose loud grunting and perceived gamesmanship has earned her critics as well as fans in Melbourne. But it was a major scalp for Radwanska, who had lost all seven previous meetings with the Belarusian, and now goes into a semi-final with Slovak 20th seed Dominika Cibulkova.

"It's hard to play someone I lost (to) so many times before. I knew she's a great player. Especially here, she was playing amazing tennis," said Radwanska. The upset also ensures the tournament will have a new women's champion with none of the semi-finalists -- Radwanska, Cibulkova, Li Na and Eugenie Bouchard -- having won before. Cibulkova reached only her second Slam semi-final when she also won against a favoured opponent in fast-rising Romanian Simona Halep. Halep is set to break the top 10 in next week's new rankings, but she froze in her first Grand Slam quarter-final as the energetic Cibulkova dominated 6-3, 6-0 in one hour exactly.

Paes-Stepanek, Bopanna-Srebotnnik knocked out M

ELBOURNE: Veteran Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek were knocked out of the Australian Open men’s doubles competition after going down in straight sets in the quarterfinal here today. Paes and Stepanek, seeded fifth in the event, were downed 2-6 6-7 (4) by the 13th-seeded French combination of Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut. The contest, which lasted a little less than and one and half hour, was quite lopsided with Llodra and Mahut imposing themselves with a powerful first serve. Their dominant service game meant that

Llodra and Mahut did not concede a single break point through the match. The opening set was quite literally a stroll for the French pair as it broke Paes and Stepanek twice to pocket the initiative in just 29 minutes. Llodra and Mahut claimed 27 winners compared to their rivals’ 18 besides being markedly better in their first serve in the first set. The second set was a tad more even with Paes and Stepanek matching up to their rivals but Llodra and Mahut once again dominated the service game to seal the issue in their favour. Llodra and Mahut will now be up against the 14th-seeded Polish-Swedish team

of Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt in the semifinals. With Paes’ loss today, the Indian challenge in the men’s doubles competition has come to an end. Meanwhile second seeds in the mixed doubles, India’s Rohan Bopanna partnering Slovenia’s Katarina Srebotnnik lost their quarter-final tie to Australian pair of Matthew Ebden and Jarmila Gajdosova who won 7-5 6-3. The Australian duo await the winners of sixth seeded pair of Romania’s Horia Tecau and India’s Sania Mirza who take on Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Germany’s Julia Georges in the other quarter-final.

MUMBAI: Siddharth Thacker emerged triumphant in the 0-15 handicap category with a nett score of 40 points to win the club qualifier at the Willingdon Sports Club and book his ticket for the Louis Philippe Cup 2014. Thacker thus earned a slot to represent the Dev Ellora Laqshya Mumbai team and play alongside Jyoti Randhawa, who will be the professional golfer representing the Mumbai team. The Mumbai team will have another two pros on the team, besides two more amateur qualifiers, who will be known at a later stage. Ashish Agarwal was runner-up with a score of 38 points. In the 16-24 handicap category, Vijay Chauhan emerged winner with 36 points, followed by Rahul Sood with 34. The qualifier tournament was played in the modified Stableford format to pick the team for the third edition of the Louis Philippe Cup, India’s official pro golf league.

Sahara Force India presents a fresh new look for 2014 MUMBAI: Sahara Force India revealed its dynamic new look today, offering fans and media a first impression of how the VJM07 will look when it is officially presented at next week’s Jerez test session. The new livery brings a fresh trackside image for the team with the introduction of black alongside the traditional colours of saffron, white and green. “The VJM07 looks stunning and the new livery reflects the way Sahara Force India is evolving,” says Vijay Mallya. “I’ve always believed our cars have been the most eye-catching, but adding black as a main colour gives us a fierce new look.” Key to the new look is the introduction of several commercial partners. The logo of telecommunications brand, Claro, appears on the engine cover and signals the start of a multi-year deal with the famous Mexican brand.There will be prominent Claro branding on the drivers’ suits and team kit. The rear wing end plate now includes branding from Roshfrans, the lubricant oils specialists.


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Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla (left) presenting the Villoo Poonawalla Indian Oaks Trophy to Mr. Jamshed Appoo, owner of Isn’t Special which won the race.

Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla (second from left) and Mr. Zavaray Poonawalla (third from left) presenting the Gool S. Poonawalla Million Trophy after the race in which Shivalik Storm win. At extreme right is Stewards Commitee chairman Mr. Champaklal Zaveri.

Film actress Kareena Kapoor presenting the Mid-Day Trophy after the win of First and Only One which is owned by Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla and Mr. Adar Poonawalla and others.

Trainer C.D. Katrak (left) leading in Shivalik Storm, after it won the Gool S. Poonawalla race.

Big sponsor Cyrus Poonawalla also leads in a winner in Trophy race By Timur

the race was Circle of Life which placed second in the he Indian Oaks, often race. referred to as the fillies There was another race Derby had no sponsor sponsored by the Poonawalla all these years. It was there- Group: The Gool S. Poonfore a good thing that it got fi- awalla Million. The winner nally a big sponsor: Dr. Cyrus was C.D. Katrak trained ShivS. Poonawalla. The race will alik Storm. Jockey: A. from now on be known as Vil- Sandesh. loo Poonawalla Indian Oaks. With a good crowd, the racGuaranteed total stakes: Rs. ing on Sunday was quite enFive Million. tertaining with runners Well backed Isn't Special involved in keen competiwhich is owned by Jamshed J. tion. A popular attraction at Appoo won the race. Trainer: the races on the Oaks day was Padmanabhan. Jockey: David Kareena Kapoor. Delna PoonAllan. The first favourite in awalla showcased her exqui-


site collection of hats. Foreign jockey David Allan won for the Poonawallas in the Mid-Day Trophy. First and Only One which had run well last time out won the race. Notable runner in the race was Aeacus. A fast late finish by Commander enabled it to get past the post first. A notable runner in the race was Sumo which was carrying 12 kgs less thanCommander. Watch Spirit of Mercy: It is in good shape. Deep Diver, trained by A.A. Ahmed won the P.D. Avasia

Trophy, a race for class II horses over 1200 metres. Watch Empire of France which is trained by Dallas Todywalla. Favourite Caruso won the Sahaan Million. The horse is trained by good, old Janardhan. Moon Shadow, though carrying top weight ran well enough – to be noticed. Runs to remember: Circle of Life, Keukenhof, Maisha, First and Only One, Aeacus, Quest for Love, Emperor of France, Zafirah, Al Presentation ceremony after the win of Commander which is owned by Mr. Shamsheer, Spirit of Mercy, Gautam Tapar and Mr. Sultan Singh. At right is Mr. Champaklal Zaveri, chairman of RWITC Stewards Committee. Sumo, Basic Life.

Native Knight for Byculla Club Trophy By Timur


y choice for the Byculla Club Trophy (2800 metres) is Native Knight who can defy the weight (59 kgs) and distance (2800 metres) and win. It is a long, long distance, horse. 1. The Bookie's Delight Plate Division II (Class V) 1000 Metres 1.30 P.M. 1. Tropical Zone 59 Dashrath Singh 2. Pune Warriors 58 Sandeep Jadhav 3. Rashun 58 T. S. Jodha 4. Always Smile 57.5 S. G. Prasad 5. Captain Smart 57.5 Kavraj Singh 6. Amazing Smile 57 Satish Nayak 7. Midnight Lady 57 N. S. Parmar 8. Prince 57 Prabhu Naidu 9. Rising Angel 56.5 S. Mosin 10. Prize Fighter 55 Akshay 11. Daredevil 50.5 |Altaf Sayyed Win: Daredevil, Tropical Zone

2. The April Blossom Plate (Class III) 1000 Metres 2.00 P.M. 1. Celsius 59 C. S. Jodha 2. Bourbon Street 56 S. Mosin 3. Song Of Sparrow 54.5 S. G. Prasad 4. Dreams R Mine 53.5 Kavraj Singh 5. Magic Star 53 Dashrath Singh 6. Warrior Prince 52 S. P. Ranjane 7. Strategy 50.5 P. Trevor

Win: Celsius Warrior Prince

3. The Lt. Col. Govind Singh (VRC) Cup 1200 Metres 2.30 P.M. 1. Gracious 55 S. Sunil 2. Veni Vidi Vici 55 J. Chinoy 3. Cumbre Vieja 53.5 I. Pasha 4. Feisty Lass 53.5 C. S. Jodha 5. In Time 53.5 Satish Nayak 6. Timebomb 53.5 P. Trevor Win: Veni Vidi Vici, Timebomb

4. The Avantage Plate (Class II) 1600 Metres 3.00 P.M. 1. Invictus 60 C. S. Jodha 2. Hidden Goodness 57 P. Trevor 3. Honest Pleasure 55 N. S. Parmar 4. New World 52.5 S. Sunil 5. Domingo 50.5 Dashrath Singh 6. One Wish 49 Hanumant Singh Win: One Wish, Domingo

5. The Bookie's Delight Plate Division I (Class V) 1000 Metres 3.30 P.M. 1. Golden Spurs 61 S. G. Prasad 2. Zaagros 61 V. Chandrakant 3. Exactly 60.5 C. S. Jodha 4. Dream Weaver 60 P. Trevor 5. Jaipur Gem 59.5 Kavraj Singh 6. Precious Opinion 59 T. S. Jodha 7. Bethlehem 58.5 Sandeep Jadhav 8. Mambo Magic 58.5 Prabhu Naidu 9. Princess Love 58.5 R. K. Mahesh

10. Seen It All 58 S. Mosin 11. By The Way 54.5 I. Pasha Win: Dream Weaver, Zaagros

6. The Fiddle Faddle Plate (Class III) 2000 Metres. 4.00 P.M. 1. Mon Ami 60.5 S. Mosin 2. Negotiator 56.5 R. Woodworth 3. Belmont 54 J. Fortune 4. The Big Bull 52.5 P. Trevor 5. Yodha Shakti 52 Kavraj Singh 6. Word Of Honour 49.5 Sandeep Jadhav


7. Mufasa 49 C. S. Jodha Win: The Big Bull, Bellmont

7. The Anmol Preet Plate (Class IV) 1600 Metres 4.30 P.M. 1. Rubens 59 S. Sunil 2. Ucheshrawa 58.5 S. G. Prasad 3. Shining Path 57 P. Trevor 4. Bonobo 56 Kavraj Singh 5. Kaizer 56 Dharmendar 6. Presence 55.5 N. S. Parmar 7. Laurus Pride 55 I. Pasha 8. Curiosity 54.5 Prabhu Naidu 9. Nigella 54.5 S. Mosin 10. Administrate 54 R. Woodworth 11. Cliffs Of Moore 54 Akshay 12. Monteray 54 S. S. Baria 13. Casino Jack 53 R. Shelar

14. Hyde Park 53 Dashrath Singh 15. The Pace 53 Ishwar Pardeshi 16. Cartel 52.5 C. S. Jodha 17. Star Builder 52 Hanumant Singh Win: Reubens, Hyde Park

8. The Captain G. Hall Trophy Division II (Class IV) 1000 Metres 5.00 P.M. 1. Saturday Affair 59 Sandeep Jadhav 2. Foinaven 57 F. Irani 3. Home Factor 55.5 R. Shelar 4. Arabian Lord 55 Prabhu Naidu 5. First Glance 55 S. Mosin 6. Earth Sensor 54.5 Hanumant Singh 7. Pepe Senior 54.5 Vikram Walkar 8. Tap Dance 54.5 |I. Pasha 9. The Magician 54.5 N. S. Parmar 10. El Wonder 54 S. S. Baria 11. Katniss 53.5 S. G. Prasad 12. Peritomoreno 53.5 P. Trevor 13. Rajasthan Glory 53.5 J. Pradeep 14. Sparkling Gem 53.5 Akshay 15. Siddhi 53 Vikram Jodha 16. Beau Royale 52.5 V. Chandrakant 17. War Princess 52 D. A. Naik Win: Peritomoreno, Arabian Lord 9. The Captain G. Hall Trophy Division I (Class IV) 1000 Metres. 1. Silsila 62 Kavraj Singh

2. Titleist 60 |I. Pasha 3. Colourful Prince 59.5 P. Trevor 4. Crowned Princess 59.5 Dashrath Singh 5. Windsor Queen 59.5 J. Pradeep 6. Gates Of Heaven 59 Akshay 7. Ice Skates 59 S. Mosin 8. Yardstick 57 S. G. Prasad 9. Affirmation 56.5 N. S. Parmar 10. Mountain Prince 56.5 S. P. Ranjane 11. Wasabi 56.5 C. S. Jodha 12. Hunt For Heads 56 R. Shelar 13. Holiday Dancer 55.5 Altaf Sayyed 14. Tahrir 55.5 S. Sunil 15. Guns N Roses 54.5 V. Chandrakant 16. Starriano 54 S. Shinde 17. Miracle Of Mercy 53.5 |T. S. Jodha 18. Just By Chance 53 Vikram Jodha Win: Miracle of Mercy, Mountain Prince 10. The Byculla Club Trophy 2800 Metres 6.00 P.M. 1. Native Knight 59 Dashrath Singh 2. Antonius Maximus 50 Kavraj Singh 3. Caesars Star 50 N. S. Parmar 4. Okavango 50 R. Woodworth 5. Rodeo 50 C. S. Jodha 6. Roswald 50 P. Trevor Win: Native Knight, Roswald



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India surrender top ODI ranking after back-to-back defeats

By Chetan Narula


AMILTON: India were dethroned as the number one ODI team after they suffered an agonising 15-run defeat in a rain-truncated second cricket one-dayer against New Zealand, who have now taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series here. India, who desperately needed a win to retain their top spot, made a valiant effort to overhaul the revised target of 297 in 42 overs but failed to cross the finishing line scoring 277 for nine in 41.3 overs, giving Australia pole position in the ICC ODI rankings. The Duckworth-Lewis par score in 41.3 overs was 293. Put into bat, the Kiwis rattled up 271 for seven riding on Kane Williamson's 76 and all-rounder Corey Anderson's rampaging 17ball-44 that included five huge sixes as the hosts amassed a whopping 101 runs in 8.4 overs after rain interruption. India were left with a daunting task of chasing a revised target of 297 as per the D/L method and were again done in by a shaky start and lack of big partnerships which has been their bane of late. Virat Kohli, who hit a century in the first ODI, again top-scored with a sparkling 78 while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (56), Suresh Raina (35), Ajinkya Ra-

New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates after dismissing India’s Rohit Sharma for 20 in the second one day international match at Seddon Park in Hamilton. hane (36) got the starts but could not translate them into matchwinning knocks. Tim Southee (4/72) was pick of the New Zealand bowlers while Anderson again displayed his allround prowess picking up three for 67 with wickets of Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Shikhar Dhawan (12, 22 balls) and Rohit Sharma (20, 34 balls) wasted a lot of deliveries upfront as India couldn't take advan-

We will have to change a few things: Dhoni

HAMILTON: India will have to make a few changes ahead of the third one-dayer against New Zealand to bring their campaign back on track in the five-match ODI series, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said. India were today dethroned as the number one ODI team after they suffered an agonising 15-run defeat in the rain-hit second ODI against New Zealand, who have now taken a 2-0 lead. "Of course, we will have to change a few things and see how we are going to play our cricket. That is something that will be crucial. There have been a few things that have not gone our way but it is very important that if you get a chance you win the game," Dhoni said.

tage of the bowling Powerplay. The loss was all the more heartbreaking for India as they conceded the No 1 ODI position to Australia, having relinquished their top position in Tests to England back in 2011 after 0-4 whitewash. India now travel to Auckland for the third ODI at the Eden Park on January 25, which will be a do-ordie match for Dhoni's men. During the chase today, Kohli and Rahane added 90 runs for the third wicket after Dhawan was bowled by a fullish delivery from Southee and Sharma edged one to Luke Ronchi behind the stumps. Both Kohli and Rahane played confident strokes but the Mumbaikar was done in by Mitchell McClenaghan, who got one to kick up and Rahane only got a thickish edge to the keeper. Kohli was obviously the more aggressive batsman in this pairing, bringing up his 29th ODI fifty in the 23rd over of the innings. In the next over, they brought up their 50-run part-

nership, off only 49 balls. Skipper Dhoni came out to bat ahead of Suresh Raina but they could not take the score closer to the target unlike Napier. Kohli was looking to accelerate when he mistimed and hit straight to the substitute fielder at mid-on. He made 78 runs off 65 balls, with seven fours and two sixes, and walked off dejected as there was yet another hundred for the taking. Raina then came out fighting, looking more comfortable at number six than he has batting higher up, as he chipped in with a quick-fire 35 off 22 balls with six fours. He put on 62 runs in only 39 balls with Dhoni as the chase started looking hopeful once again. But he fell in the 37th over, much to the disappointment of his captain. Thereafter Dhoni reached his 50 in the 39th over, off 41 balls, looking to take India home single-handedly. His efforts came to nought though as he holed out in the deep in the 40th over. Earlier, Indian bowlers dished out yet another listless performance as New Zealand scored an imposing 271 for seven in 42 overs. Williamson set the platform with a polished knock of 77 helping all-rounder Anderson to cut loose as he played a brilliant cameo smashing 44 off only 17 balls with five huge sixes. Ross Taylor also hit 57 off 56 balls with seven hits to the fence. For India, Mohammad Shami (3-55) was once again the most successful bowler. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (143), Ishant Sharma (1-46), Ravindra Jadeja (1-46) and Suresh Raina (1-18) took a wicket apiece while R Ashwin (0-50)'s poor form with the ball continued. Brief Scores: New Zealand 271 for seven in 42 overs [Kane Williamson 77, Ross Taylor 57, Mohammed Shami 3/55] by India 277 for nine in 41.3 overs [Virat Kohli 78, MS Dhoni 56, Tim Southee 4/72] by 15 runs (D/L METHOD).

Saina, Kashyap reach pre-quarterfinals of Syed Modi GPG L

UCKNOW: Two-time winner Saina Nehwal and defending champion Parupalli Kashyap made a positive start to their campaign at the Syed Modi International badminton tournament, reaching the pre-quarterfinals of the women's and men's singles competition respectively. London Olympics bronze medallist, Saina Nehwal reached the second round with a 21-7 21-9 thrashing of Matilda Petersen of Sweden in just 28 minutes to set up a clash with Russian Natalia Perminova at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here. Saina was in complete control throughout the match and won seven points on the trot in both games to force her Swedish opponent into submission. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Kashyap, on the other hand, first notched up a 21-14 21-16 victory

will face 12th seed Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia. Among others in men's singles, second seed Ajay Jayaram, third seed RMV Gurusaidutt, fourth seed Anand Pawar, sixth seed K Srikanth, seventh seed H S Prannoy, eighth seed Sourabh Verma, 11th seed Sai Praneeth B, 14th seed Arvind Bhat, 16th seed Subhankar Dey and young Aditya Prakash -- all reached the prequarters. 13th seed Malaysian Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin also reached the third round. In the men's singles, Jayaram streamrolled Vinay Kumar Reddy P 21-12 21-12 and then eked out a hard-fough 27-25 21-15 win over Malaysia's Teck Zhi Soo in the next over compatriot Anup Sridhar and match. He will take on Subhankar, then registered a 21-10 21-12 win who beat Abhimanyu Singh 18-21 over Malaysia's Yee Han Chong in 21-12 21-19 and then notched up a his second match of the day to difficult 21-14 9-21 21-9 win over reach the third round, where he Kaushal Dharmamer.

Guru had a good day in the court as he first defeated Velavan Vasudevan 21-10 21-10 and then sent packing Vipul Saini 21-11 2111 in another match. Sourabh too had an easy outing today as he beat Suraj Rayadurga 21-14 21-11 and then defeated Abhishek Yelegar 21-15 21-11 to reach the prequarters. Pawar was up against Sourabh's brother Sameer but the fourth seed didn't have much difficulty getting across him 21-16 21-11. Pawar then mauled Ashish Sharma 21-7 21-8. He will meet Iskandar next. Newly-crowned National champion Srikanth too had everything going his way today as he first defeated Mayank Behal 21-15 21-15 and then beat Malaysia's Kian Meng Tan 21-16 22-20. He will meet former national champion Arvind Bhat next.

Sushant Marathe scored 81 runs in a losing cause for Air India.

BPCL, Indian Oil make winning starts M

UMBAI: Oil majors, Bharat Petroelum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Indian Oil, both won their opening group matches in the Rs 12 lakhs prize-money 10th All India Dr. D.Y. Patil T20 Cup played at the D.Y. Patil Stadium, Nerul, on Wednesday. BPCL propelled by opener Bhavin Thakkar’s unbeaten knock of 54 from an even number of balls stormed to a convincing 7-wicket victory against Air India in a Group-C encounter. Chasing a target of 161 runs to win BPCL achieved their target without much of a problem. Thakkar along with captain Suryakumar Yadav (44 runs from 24 balls) ensured that their team crossed the finish line. They innings was earlier given a boost by Abdhishek Nayar who smashed a rapid 21 from just seven balls, which included three sixes and an equal number of boundaries. The Air India innings was built on Sushant Marathe’s classy 81 from 50 balls. He scored six four and four sixes in his cameo innings. Tanmay Mishra chipped in 24 runs. On the adjacent University ground, Indian Oil defeated hosts D.Y. Patil ‘B’ by five wickets in a Group ‘D’ clash. The home side who were made to bat first scored 156 for nine wickets from their 20 overs. Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and Yogesh Pawar both scored half tons scoring 50 and 52 runs respectively. In reply, Pinal Shah played a patient unbeaten innings which yielded of 58 to see Indian Oil through. In another Group D encounter, Reliance 1 inflicted a six-wicket defeat on Canara Bank. Put in to bat first, Canara Bank were bowled out for a paltry 110 in 18 overs. Openers Bharat Chipli (25) and K.B. Pawan (24) were the only ones to make decent contributions and put together a 51-run association. But after their dismissals, the other Canara batsmen lost their way. Medium pacers Amitoze Singh (4/25) and Pawan Suyal (3/33) were the main wicket-takers. In reply, Reliance started off shakily losing two wickets with only 19 runs on the board before skipper and former Indian star Parthiv Patel (15) and Rakesh Solanki (49) rebuild the innings with a 41runs partnership for the third wicket and ensured their team cruised to victory. Earlier in a Group ‘B’ match, captain Praful Waghela led from the front to power Tata Sports Club to a comfortable 7-wicket win against Western Railway. Opening the batting Waghela smashed 81 runs as Tatas easily surpassed their victory target of 129, scoring 132 for the loss of just three wickets in 15.4 overs. Waghela’s innings came off 51 balls and contained three sixes and seven boundaries.


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