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By Vishnudas Sheshrao

haos prevails at India’s most prestigious JNPT Port, thanks to inefficiency and mismanagement. Consequently, a recent strike – now an informal ‘go slow protest’ - has caused terrible traffic jams, resulting in trucks laden with export consignments having to queue up for as many as 36 hours to enter the terminal. The consequence: Congestion on the roads leading to the port with vehicle queues stretching for almost 20 km, well beyond the toll barriers on NH4 B highway.

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With no breakthrough in NRI businessman death case, police say 12-13 witnesses are under scanner; no clean chit to anyone as yet By Zuber Ansari

suspected that Raju might have died accidentally. But he Oshiwara police, a few days after his death, probing the death of the police came upon a 56-year-old NRI business- person who reportedly man, Punyakant Phillip had met the deceased on Raju, who fell off a high- the 27th floor of the highrise in the evening of No- rise, only minutes before vember 17, last Sunday, he was found dead. According to Assistant have intensified investigations into the case and Commissioner of Police, have put around 12-13 Oshiwara region, Samadwitnesses, all people with han Dhanedhar, “We are whom he had chatted just waiting for the medical rebefore the incident, under port, after which we will decide on further action. the scanner. The police were doing We have around 13 wittheir investigation from all nesses in this case and they angles, including murder, are being investigated. We and on the basis of primary investigation, had Continued on pg 06 «

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A relief package for the cyclone affected in the Philippines? Why not one for the many sufferers from the cyclones of Indian politics?


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Green lungs for Bhayandar Modern bio-diversity park will have butterfly garden, amphitheatre, mangrove board walk, nature trail, theme gardens, and more By Suresh Golani

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t a time when the green cover is battling infrastructure expansion, Mira Bhayandar is likely to get more green lungs. In a proposal aimed at reviving the bio-heritage of the twin city, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has mooted a proposal to set up a state-of-the-art bio-diversity park in Bhayandar. According to civic officials, a government owned plot spanning an area of over 31-hectares (Survey Number 352-A) has been identified for the new bio-diversity park, near Keshav-Srushti in Uttan village near Bhayandar. Apart from botanical species, butterfly, cactus, rock, bamboo, ficus and theme gardens, the Rs.4.5 crore project also envisages an amphitheatre (having capacity of seating 300 people) with audio-visual facilities, Nature Interpretation Centre, Nature Trails, Mangrove Board Walks, Bird Viewing Gallery, Exhibition Area and exclusive play sone for kids. This apart, solar lighting gadgets would be used to illuminate the premises and a rain water harvesting project will be installed as a part of MBMC’s ‘Save Water’ campaign. “Our sole intention is to protect maintain the ecological balance ensuring a sustainable environment. Besides being a visual treat for visitors, the park will educate them about the need for conserving biodiversity,” informed municipal commissioner Bharat Shitole. Grasslands will also be developed here to protect the zone, having hilltops, slopes having characteristics of a forest valley. A nature trail along the periphery with a few walkways that cut across these formations will also be developed.

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LOVE ONE ANOTHER

he ‘Rath Yatra’ of Sadhu Vaswani, symbolized ‘Unity of all Religions’ as it trailed through the streets of Camp on Saturday, November 23. The procession started at 5 p.m. from the Sacred Samadhi of Sadhu Vaswani with a prayer ceremony followed by garlanding of the statue of Sadhu Vaswani at the hands of Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani, Shri Mahesh Pathak, the Pune Municipal Commissioner and the Pune Mayor Mrs. Chanchala Kodre. In honour of Sadhu Vaswani’s 134th birthday celebrations, the ‘Rath Yatra,’ every year is led by Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani sitting in the Rath (a chariot of Peace) at the feet of the life-like statue of Sadhu Vaswani. As the procession set out, Shri Mahesh Pathak, looking at the huge mass following the Rath said, “The Rath Yatra is a very well organized procession and also very inspiring for everyone who sees it.” The procession made its way to Sadhu Vaswani Chowk, Poona Club, Quarter Gate, Pudumjee Compound and M. G. Road. At one of the halts in the procession, Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani addressed the gathering on the streets, urging everyone with Sadhu Vaswani’s message, ‘Love God & Love ye one another!’. Miss Ekta, a student who enjoyed walking in the procession, said, “It is a beautiful way of spreading the message of peace and observing Meatless Day at least once in a year. The energy during the procession is phenomenal and it simply makes you forget all your worries and enjoy the Yatra.” The ‘Rath Yatra’ was greeted at various spots with joyful buntings, banners, twinkling lights and small

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Going past the Sadhu Vaswani Chowk, the well-organised and disciplined Rath Yatra drew attention and support from all of Pune. altars prepared with pictures of Sadhu Vaswani paying homage to this great saint. The procession included decorated floats, youngsters and hordes of devotees singing bhajans and kirtans of ‘Dada Shyam,’ adding grandeur to the procession. This is an annual pilgrim-procession since 1966 in the city of Pune, providing an opportunity for its denizens to pay homage to a great soul of Pune, Sadhu Vaswani, and for all of them and their homes

to receive his benedictions. Mrs. Sakshi Varyani shared her experience of walking with the procession since her school days. She said, “I feel blessed attending the Rath Yatra of Sadhu Vaswani. Just by looking at his statue on the Rath, I get the power to face all problems and difficulties. Everyone should come and experience this once and they would feel like coming again and again.” The specially constructed ‘Rath’ or chariot is designed by the world-

renowned Mr. Dilip Chabbria, better known as D.C. It is designed like a space-ship, representing the cyber-age and space-age. Quote by Sadhu T. L. Vaswani - “I know no religion higher than the religion of Unity and Love, of Service and Sacrifice. So many creeds and sects! What will save civilization is a vision of Love. To set up cults and sects is to cut up the Great God into fragments. When will the warring world learn to worship the Lord of Love?”

RAIN AND A LOT OF SHINE: Citizens of South Mumbai were surprised by a sudden drizzle that graduated into a good shower on Sunday evening. Indian Metereological Department (IMD) officials described it as ‘a local phenomena.’ A lot of moisture had been gathering in the air and this turned into a drizzle. And no, there was no connection to cyclone Helen. The skies will be ‘partly cloudy’ today.


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In fact, 15 villages in the Uran Tehsil of Raigad district have been worst affected due to the traffic. Villagers reveal that several pregnant women have delivered in ambulances as they could not reach medical health centres due to being stuck in traffic. School-going children and office staffers are also bearing the brunt of the situation. This apart, the country, already facing a current account deficit and in desperate need of a growth in exports, could also be further adversely affected. The severe crisis of cargo movement has also taken its toll on small exporters who face the risk of their products being rejected for failing to meet deadlines. Large exporters who are also facing difficulties however, have shifted their consignments to other ports mainly the Pipavav Port in neighbouring Gujarat. Informal estimates reveal that the JNPT Port has lost almost 40 % of its business over the past few months due to its inefficient management. Jude Fernandes of Indev Logistics Pvt Ltd, whose company operates as many as 80 trailers plying to and

The JNPT Port boasts of being ranked 24th among top 100 container ports in the world, handling about 60% of total containers handled by all major ports in India and hopes to achieve 10 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containers by the year 2015-16. “But if things are managed as prevalent now, then that would seem an unachievable dream,” is the view of most exporters.

As far as the eye can see: The lines of large trucks and containers stretch for miles.

Chaos at JNPT

fro from JNPT, says, “Valuable goods worth several hundred crores on board trailers are left unattended and without any security on the way to the port…Time is a crucial factor in the import and export business. These long traffic jams are silently killing businesses in Mumbai.” The primary reason being given for the crisis is that a part of the port is privately managed by Gateway Terminals India Pvt Ltd (GTI), a private terminus at JNPT, and its Container Trailer Drivers (CTD) who are responsible for uploading and offloading containers from the ships, have been protesting for the last three to four weeks over the issue of salaries and benefits.

Container Trailer Drivers at GTI are reportedly getting a salary Rs.15,000 to Rs.20,000 per month, while their colleagues who are employees of JNPT, are getting Rs.80,000 and other perks as it is government run. They are demanding similar salaries and therefore the port is being held to ransom. Bhushan Patil, member of Board of Trustees in JNPT, agrees, saying “We learned that work is ten times slower. Earlier, ten containers were uploaded in a particular period of time, but now, only one container is uploaded or offloaded within that period.” Incidentally, the traffic police are

also being blamed for the mess. “Where there are problems, police have their interests,” said Sanjay Potdar, President of Nhava Sheva Container Operator’s Welfare Association (NSCOWA). He added, “While containers are stuck in traffic, some container owners give a few thousand rupees to traffic police who selectively disturb all ongoing traffic to bring those containers ahead in the queue.” Potdar added, “Such botched up traffic operations jeopardize systematic operations and cause complex traffic jams. Consequently, it affects containers and other traffic, including ambulances, school buses and passenger vehicles. Pics: Azad Shrivastav | ADC

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Having to wait for more than two days at a stretch, these truckers have no option but to make do with some cooking, right in between their vehicles.

JNPT Acting Chairman, N.N. Kumar, a 1984 batch IRS who is in-charge of JNPT, admitted that he was aware of the problem, but described it as ‘temporary’ adding that there was little he could do “since the particular terminal is a private terminal and we have limited powers to interfere. The management and employees have disagreed on issues and consequently they have resorted to this ‘Go Slow’ protest. Discussions and meetings are going and a fruitful conclusion will come out.”


04 THANKSGIVING Novena Prayer to St. Jude. Jude-O Holy St. Jude Apostle & 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 Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be (three times) St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. (Publication must be promised) (This Novena has never been known to fail. This Novena must be said for 9 consecutive days) Mickey. C-23895 Thank you St. Jude for all the favours received. Rock C-23286

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NOTICE is hereby given that the Share Certificate Nos. 12 for 5 Ordinary Shares bearing Distinctive Nos. 56 to 60 of Omkar CO-OP HOUSING SOC LTD standing in the name of Ganesh O Kasturi have been reported lost / stolen and that an application for issue of duplicate certificate in respect thereof has been made to Omkar CHS, Sai Bhakti Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai -25. Objection to the same if any, should be made within 15 days from the date of publication of this notice. share certificate is not mortgaged or any loan taken against the flat. .

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I have changed my name from Merwyn Arnold Richard Vas to Merwyn Arnold Richard Vaz as per Gazette No. U-30253. C-23897

I Aqeemuddin Raisuddin have changed my name to Akimuddin Raisuddin Malik as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23915

I have changed my name from Mr.Shazad Ali Shamsul Hasan Sayed to Mr.Shahzad Ali Shamsul Hasan Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-23933

I have changed my name from Mehezabeen Abdul Kadir Molavi, to ‘Mahejabeen Mohammed Aarif Momin’ as per Affidavit Dated: 23/11/2013. C-23898

I Sanjay Narayanrao Khanvilkar have changed my name to Sanjayrao Narayanrao Khanvilkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 22/11/13. C-23916

I have changed my name from Safiya Rizwan Taibani to Mrs.Safiya Bano Rizwan Taibani as per Affidavit. C-23934

I have changed my name from Shabbir Husain Mohammedbhai Tambawala to Shabbir Mohammed Tambawala as per. deed poll Affidavit dated 18.11.2013. C-23899

I Asfac Farookh Qureshi have changed my name to Asfaq Farukh Kureshi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23917

I have changed my name from Fatema Shabbir Husain Tambawala to Fatema Shabbir Tambawala as per. deed poll Affidavit dated 18.11.2013. C-23900 I have changed my name from Pushpaben Ugamraj Kothari to Pushpaben Hastimal Jain as per deed poll Affidavit dated 23/11/2013. C-23901 I have changed my name from Abdul Rehman Sheth to Abdul Rehman Adam Chauhan as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No. (X-82704).C-23902

I Farookh Ishan Qureshi have changed my Name to Farukh Ishan Kureshi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23918

I have changed my name from Mohammad Naeem Abdul Aziz to Mohammed Naeem Abdul Aziz Hashmi as per Affidavit. C-23936

I Faizunnisa Farookh Qureshi have changed my name to Faijun Farukh Kureshi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23919

I have changed my name from Mohamed Sueb to MohammedShoyab Mohammed-Siddique Hashmi as per Affidavit. C-23937

I Shreenivasan Sampatrao Nalli have changed my name to Srinivas Sampatrao Nalli as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23920

I have changed my name from Raeesa-Begum MohammedAkber to Raeesa MohammedAkbar Raye as per Affidavit. C-23938

I D. Nikhil D. Yadagiri have changed my name to Nikhil Yadgiri Dasoju as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23921

I have changed my name from Amitkumar Nandkishor Sinha to Amit Nandkishor Lal as per Affidavit dated 23.11.2013. C-23903

I Iswar Mistry have changed my name to Iswarlal Mistry as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-23922

I have changed my name from Nandkishor Sinha to Nandkishor Lal as per Affidavit dated 23.11.2013. C-23904

I Ghulam Mohd. Sayed have changed my name to Gulam Mohammed Sayed as Per deed poll Affidavit. C-23923

We have changed our daughter name from Suman Nandkishor Sinha to Suman Nandkishor Lal as per Affidavit dated 23.11.2013. C-23905 I have changed my name from Sarita Nandkishor Sinha to Sarita Nandkishor Lal as per Affidavit dated 23.11.2013. C-23906 I have changed my name from S Kishen to S Kishan Ratan as per Affidavit dated 23.11.2013. C-23907 I have changed my name from Semin Helena Gouria to Charmaine Lloyd Coutinho, as per the Affidavit. C-23908 I have changed my name from Asha Ajay Kumar Singhal to Asha Kapoorchand Goyal as per the Affidavit. C-23909 I have changed my name from Pratik Ajay Kumar Singhal to Pratik Kapoorchand Goyal as per the Affidavit. C-23910 I have changed my name from Parveen boby Mohd Husain Ansari to Parveen Mohammed Rizwan Ansari as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23911 I have changed my name from Shaukat Ahmad Mulla to Shaukatali Ahmad Mulla as per Affidavit dated 23/10/2013. C-23912

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I have changed my name from Chand Habib Shaikh to Chandpasha Habib Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23913

I have changed my name from Abdullah Farhat Atiqur Rehman to Abdullah Farhat Atiqur Rehman Qureshi as per Deed Poll Affidavit. C-23896

I have changed my name from Rajiya Chand Shaikh to Rajiya Chandpasha Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23914

I have changed my name from Mrs. Farida Bibi Ali Aktar Molla to Mrs.Farida Ali Aktar Molla as per Affidavit. C-23935

I Corena Alban D Mello have changed my name to Korina Albanus Dmello as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23924 I Alban D Mello have changed my name to Albanus Dmello as per deed poll Affidavit. C-23925 I Miss. Urmila Damodar Raiker have changed my name to Mrs. Ruchita Ramchandra Bandodkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 21/05/13. C-23926 I have changed my name from Rajesh Deokinandan Jhunjhunwala to Rajeshkumar Deokinandan as per Affidavit. C-23927 I have changed my name from Rabiya Bi Abdul Rahim Shaikh to Rabiya Abdul Rahim Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23928 I have changed my name from Khadija Bi Abdullah Umer to Khadija Bi Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23929 I have change dmy name from Miss.Sadeka Begam Iqbal Khan Pathan to Mrs.Sadeka Shahid Ali Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-23930

I have changed my name from Kamruddin Khan to Qamruddin Abdul-Gani Khan as per Affidavit. C-23939

I have changed my name from Indumati Gangadhar Mali to Indubai Pundlik Khote as per Affidavit. C-23952 I, Babarali Mehboob Shaikh (Father) have changed my daughter's name from Mariyam Banu Babarali Shaikh to Maryam Babarali Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23953 We Mr.Farman Ali Jaffar Ali Sayyed and Mrs. Tarannumnisha Farman Ali Sayyed have changed our son’s name from "Shahbaz Ali Farman Ali" to "Shahbaz Ali Farman Ali Sayyed" as per Affidavit. C-23954 We Mr. Farman Ali Jaffar Ali Sayyed and Mrs. Tarannumnisha Farman Ali Sayyed have changed our son’s name from "Rahilaman Farman Ali" to "Rahilaman Farman Ali Sayyed" as per Affidavit. C-23955 I have changed my name from Shamim Ahmal to Shameem Ahmad Shakeel Ahmad Momin as per Affidavit. C-23956 I have changed my name from Shakil Momin to Shakeel Ahmad Momin as per Affidavit. C-23957

I have changed my name from Imamhussain Sanwar to Imam Sanwar Ansari as per Affidavit. C-23940

I have changed my name from Sudeep Kumar to Sudeep Shetty as per Affidavit. C-23958

I have changed my name from Jakir to Jakir Hussin Anwar Ansari as per Affidavit. C-23941

I have changed my name from Ishrat Jahan Abdul Aleem to Ishrat Fauzia Abdul Aleem Ansari as per Affidavit. C-23959

I have changed my name from Mahesh Shera Vaidya to Mahesh Shera Baid as per Affidavit. C-23942 I have changed my name from Shanta Shera Vaidh to Shanta Shera Baid as per Affidavit. C-23943 I have changed my name from Pallavi Alias Darshana Shirish Shilotri to Pallavi Shirish Shilotri as per Affidavit. C-23944

I have changed my name from Ajaykumar Shukla to Ajay Suresh Shukla as per Affidavit. C-23960 I have changed my name from Lusamma to Lucy Jose Abraham as per Affidavit. C-23961 I have changed my name from Lussamma to Lucy Jose Abraham as per Affidavit. C-23962

I have changed my name from Vijayalaxmi Madhava Karkera to Vijaya Madhava Karkera as per Affidavit. C-23945

I have changed my name from Zainulabiddin Jalal Shaikh to Zainuddin Jalaluddin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-23963

I have changed my name from Madhu Sankappa Karkera to Madhava Sankappa Karkera as per Affidavit. C-23946

I have changed my name from Nasir Abbas to Nasir Abbas Sayyed Rizvi as per Affidavit. C-23964

I have changed my name from Surendran M. to Surendran Madhavan as per Affidavit. C-23947

I have changed my name from Dilshad Fatima Rizvi to Dilshad Rizvi as per Affidavit. C-23965

I have change my name from Abhijit Shivshankar Mundhe to Abhijeet Shivshankar Mundhe as per Affidavit. C-23948

I have changed my name from Shalappa Mallesh to Shalappa Mallesh Koli as per Affidavit. C-23966

I have changed my name from Vinod Kumar Bhardwaj to Vinod Inarman Bhardwaj as per Affidavit. C-23949

I have changed my name from Ramrakhiani Sneha Sureshkumar to Ramrakhyani Sneha Sureshkumar as per Affidavit. C-23967

I have changed my name from Mrs.Sadeka Begum Shahid Ali Sayyed to Mrs.Sadeka Shahid Ali Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-23931

I have changed my name from Indramani Bhardwaj to Inarman Bhardwaj as per Affidavit. C-23950

I have changed my name from Mrs.Amina Begam Sayed Shazad Ali to Mrs.Amina Begum Shahzad Ali Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-23932

I have changed my name from Jalandar Janardhan Mhatre to Jalindar Janardhan Mhatre as per Affidavit. C-23951

I have changed my name from Shaikh Mohammed Navil Abdullah to Shaikh Navil Abdullah as per Affidavit. C-23968 I have changed my name from Chetankumar Ramji Satra to Chetan Ramji Satra as per Affidavit. C-23969

I have changed my name from Meet Chetan to Meet Chetan Satra as per Affidavit. C-23970 I have changed my name from Chetan Ramji to Chetan Ramji Satra as per Affidavit. C-23971 I have changed my name from Poonamben Gordhanbhai Darji to Poonam Jignesh Parmar as per Affidavit. C-23972 I have changed my name from Deepak Mahesh Jaiswal to Deepak Maheshchandra Jaiswal as per Affidavit. C-23973 I have changed my name from Mahesh Jaiswal to Maheshchandra Jaiswal as per Affidavit. C-23974 I have changed my name from Kausar Mohamed Ghouse Fakih to Kausar Gaus Fakih as per Affidavit. C-23975 I have changed my name from Mohamed Ghouse Yunus Fakih to Gaus Yunus Fakih as per Affidavit. C-23976 We Shaju Thattil Raphel & Suja Shaju Thattil have changed our child name from Mishal to Mishal Shaju Thattil as per Affidavit. C-23977 I have changed my name from Shaju to Shaju Thattil Raphel as per Affidavit. C-23978 I have changed my name from Suja to Suja Shaju Thattil as per Affidavit. C-23979 I have changed my name from Shaju Rafel to Shaju Thattil Raphel as per Affidavit. C-23980 We Shaju Thattil Raphel & Suja Shaju Thattil have changed our child name from Joel Shaju to Joel Shaju Thattil as per Affidavit. C-23981 I have changed my name from Jayanendra Kumar Karn to Jayendra Nityanandlal Karn as per Affidavit. C-23982 I have changed name from Nityanand Das to Nityanand Karn as per Affidavit. C-23983 I have changed my name from Wavy Pramod Kumar Sharma to Shraddha sharma as per Affidavit. C-23984 I have changed my name from Amarlal Gehi to Amar Gehi as per Affidavit. C-23985 I have changed my name from Vijith Vijayan to Vijith Vijayan Vailapilly as per Affidavit. C-23986 I have changed my name from Sweta Dattatray Dugade to Chitra Bharat ambavane as per Affidavit. C-23987 I have changed my name from Prashant Bhimrao to Prashant Bheemrao Kamble as per Affidavit. C-23988 I have changed my name from Bhimrao Pandurang to Bheemrao Pandurang Kamble as per Affidavit. C-23989 I have changed my name from Mamtabahen Jasvantsinh Rao to Mamta Manoj Sanghavi as per Affidavit. C-23990

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he media focus on recent incidents of sexual assault on women has the political parties talking about women's empowerment, and holding conclaves and seminars on women's issues. The government which is now talking about pushing through women's policy and reservation issues needs to answer to a lot of questions about its governance over the last decade. For a state like Maharashtra, the declining female child sex ratio an ugly blot on its oft repeated claim to being the progressive state. Thanks to the coalition government's own internal squabbles, the post of the chairperson of the state Womens Commission lies vacant at times when it is most needed. Besides rising atrocities against women, another fact that has the political parties particularly concerned is the fact that women voters now constitute a healthy 3.57 crore voter population out of the total 7.62 crore. It not without reason that the government controlled ECIL has brought out the Nirbhaya GPS based device, or BJP Yuva Morcha president Pankaja Munde-Palve has launched a womens security App. In an election year, this talk might not cut much ice with the women electorate which is seeking answers, not lip-service.

Infra-Muddle The power loom owners are up in arms over rising power costs and the government crosses swords with them over pending dues. The muddle in the power sector is now causing fissures in the state cabinet, with the Industries minister Narayan Rane voicing his clear displeasure MTHL and Navi Mumbai inover the state of affairs. It is a ternational airport. Chavan situation which is tailor pretty well knows that it will take some time for projects like Metro and Mono Rail to fully take-off. However, his views do not appear to be shared by his bureaucrats like CIDCO MD Sanjay Bhatia who feels that the Navi Mumbai Airport should be ready by 2017. Meanwhile MMRDA metropolitan commissioner UPS made for the BJP-Shiv Sena Madan feels that both Metro opposition to exploit to the and Mono Rail should start hilt. After accusing the gov- running by this year end. On ernment of a massive scam the other hand the implein the Power sector, what the menting agencies doubt the leader of opposition in leg- bureaucract's claims. That islative council Vinod Tawde makes one question as to did was to hand over the pa- who is really in-charge - the pers of the scam to Deputy Political Executive or the BuChief Minister and energy reaucracy which in an elecminister Ajit Pawar in the in- tion year appears to be credibly naive belief that he displaying its independent would have the scam ema- streak. The opposition on the nating from his own depart- other hand appears to be the hand-maiden of the government, probed! In an election year Chief ment, failing to exploit issues Minister Prithviraj Chavan is like Adarsh, power sector desperate to push through woes and inflation, leaving big ticket infrastructure proj- the electorate all the more ects like the coastal road, disillusioned.

Drug cartel busted in Mira Road, 5 held By Suresh Golani

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n a joint operation the Mira Road police along with a team from the Anti-Human Trafficking Wing of the Thane (rural) police claimed to have busted a drug cartel. Five people including four drug peddlers have been arrested and booked under the relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985. According to the police,

acting on a tip-off about the arrival of gang to sell ‘charas’ to some prospective clients in Mira Road, a police team laid a trap in the posh Kanakia residential complex late on Saturday night and nabbed a trio- identified as Jai Rudra Jha (22), Shivakant Khetud Prasad (19) -- both peddlers residing in the Ganesh Deval Nagar area of Bhayandar (west) and the potential client, Shahrukh Tahir Khan (30).

The duo was found to be in possession of 240 grams of ‘charas’. Rounds of sustained interrogations led to the arrest of two other drug peddlers identified as Sajid Kasam Taria (45) and Munawwar Ahmed Ali Shaikh (21), both residents of Vasai. An investigating team from the Mira Road police station is trying to trace the source from where the peddlers procured the contraband.

Kunbi Sena joins Congress By A Staff Reporter

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unbi Sena, which claims to represent the sizable Kunbi community of coastal Maharashtra, merged with Congress on Saturday. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre were present at the 13th anniversary function of Kunbi Sena, where its leaders, including its president Vishwanath Patil, joined Congress. The CM assured that most demands of the Kunbi community would be fulfilled soon, and said that the outfit’s merger would boost Congress’s strength.

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in the Others category. Although it has given a catchy slogan “Proud to be a Voter, Ready to Vote”, the response from college going youth in the age bracket of 18 to 19 years is far from encouraging with just 8.77 lakh youths registering as voters. The government has been holding Pravasi Bhartiya conclaves and trying to address other issues. But when it Prashant Hamine | ADC comes to elections the NRI diaspora feels totally disconnected. Even though the EC has allowed them to register Of late the Election Commis- as Overseas Voters, it has not sion of India (ECI) has been given them the option of proactive in trying to bring Postal Ballot or Online Voting communities like Non Resi- which is the norm in most of dent Indians, Transgenders the countries they live in. and Youth especially in the 18 That means they have to to 19 years age group to enroll come all the way to India to themselves as voters. But de- cast their ballot for a politispite its best efforts the results cian and political party they are far from encouraging. Ever hardly know about. Forget since it has allowed NRIs to about the NRIs, even we do enroll themselves as Overseas not have this luxury which at Voters and Transgenders in present is only restricted to Others category, only 11 NRIs Service Voters or government have enrolled as voters this employees on poll duty. In the case of Transgenders year and just 30 Transgenders

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05 too, the EC move has hit a bottleneck with a lukewarm response from the community so far. One of the problems that the community has been facing is of residence proof and gender identity. The government is also yet to amend section 377 of Indian Penal Code to decriminalize homosexuality. The youth too appear to be oblivious to the attempts of the EC to encourage them to sign up as voters. Unlike election commissions like the Australian Election Commission which lays emphasis on educating them from the IXth grade onwards about the democratic process and elections, nothing of that sorts has been implemented here by the EC for youth. Moreover, the youth themselves appear more academically rather than politically inclined. The political activism that they know unfortunately is the rabble rousing variety espoused by various student wingsor of political parties which are now itching to barge into the campus.


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are trying to locate all the persons who the deceased had contacted.” “We recreated the crime scene by throwing a dummy off the 27th floor twice and it landed in the same spot where Raju did, but we cannot say anything more, as the investigation is on,” Dhanedhar added. In the meanwhile, a senior official from the Oshiwara police station, said, “From among the 13 witnesses, is a boy who met Raju while the latter was seated on the window of the 27th floor apartment. When asked why he was seated there, Raju that he was trying to catch some fresh air. Raju reportedly also asked the boy if there was a mobile network problem in the building, after which the boy went on his way. It is a little difficult to believe the boy’s statement as he has come forward a full three days after the mishap.”

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Police officials have said that when they briefly questioned the Oman resident’s family, they were told that he had not been depressed and he had no reason to commit suicide. The police are, however, yet to officially record statements of Raju’s wife and children who arrived in the city from the USA on Monday. Raju had come to the city two days before his death on November 17, and had been looking for a property. He visited the Oshiwarabased 28-storey Lashkariya building at around 10.30 am on Sunday, and approved a duplex flat through the apartment’s broker who has his office in the building’s basement. He told the broker that he would return in the evening with his financier and finalise things. He made an entry into the building, which is recorded in its visitor’s diary, at around 5.55 pm on Sunday. His body was found in the building’s basement at 6.20 pm.

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ccording to Raju’s friends in Muscat, Raju was connected with a large number of polyclinics in Oman. “He had 35 years of experience in the medical industry across Europe, India and the Middle East. Before coming to Muscat, he was based in Saudi Arabia. Raju had the credentials to buy and sell medical equipment in the Middle East, and was instrumental in selling the first Lithotripter Machine. Raju spent much of his career in the kingdom, starting a six-bed hospital that grew to 800 beds before it was sold to an insurance company,” sources said. Raju was previously the general manager of Lama Polyclinic and then was the CEO of the International Medical Centre. According to Raju’s colleagues, in his previous role with Lahma Polyclinic, he was instrumental in expanding the organisation at an average growth rate of 25 per cent per year for the last 15 years. “He was simultaneously running a successful garment business in Oman. His timing and foresight were perfect when he left the garment business, at a time when it was no longer feasible to be a player in Oman’s garment industry. He was one of the few people to leave the garment industry with no liabilities to the market or to his employees. Raju was ranked the fifth richest Indian in Oman and had business interests in real estate and healthcare. He had resigned from his post a few months ago.” Sources also informed that Raju had also ventured into producing a Bollywood movie, which did not materialize. “He used to drive very posh cars, was recently facing a few cases of cheques bouncing in Oman but was bailed out by his local sponsor, who works in a leading bank in Oman. His wife, Dr. Molly Philip, working in the Lahma Polyclinic, is in Mumbai to oversee the funeral. Raju’s two children are studying in the US.”

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s part of the two day long National Lok Adalat, held to settle litigations by mutual consent, over 90 per cent, that is 44,000 out of 50,000 cases were resolved in Mumbai.

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City Civil and Sessions Court- 1,008 Small Causes court- 70 Cooperative Court- 22 Family Court-12 Consumer Court-73 Debts Recovery Tribunal-40 Industrial and Labour Court -75 Charity Commissioner- 1,688 Motor Accident and Claims Tribunal 732  Metropolitan Magistrate courts27,964  School Tribunal –1  Pre-litigation matters- 13,015 (electricity matters, telephone/ cellular cases, bank/credit card cases etc). Ajay Gujarathi, Secretary, Mumbai District and Suburban District Legal Services Authority told ADC that this year there was a quantum jump in the litigations settled. In Lok Adalat held in Mumbai last year hardly 22,000 cases were settled. If the litigants prefer to settle the disputes amicably, the cases will not pile up. This time, the figures of the cases settled elsewhere in the state is over 4 lakh. This figure is also encouraging he added. “In the Lok Adalat, after a matter is settled, we pass a decree confirming the closure of case. In such situations, no appeal is allowed,” he added. “Now a permanent Lok Adalat will be shortly set up at the office of Mumbai District and Suburban District Legal Services Authority located at Bandra West. This permament Lok Adalat will be set up under section 22 (A) of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. Pending and pre-litigation disputes relating to public utility services will be resolved by way of conciliation and settlement.

Presiding officers of Lok Adalat S B Munde, Retired District Judge, will be the chairman of this permanent Lok Adalat and Sujata Lad-Kordey and Ganpat Mulam will be nominated members. The litigations related to transport service for carriages of passengers or goods by air, road or water, postal, telegraph or telephone services, supply of power, light or water to the public by any establishment, system of public conservancy or sanitation, service in hospital or dispensary and insurance services will be handled by this permanent Lok Adalat. The permanent Lok Adalat will have jurisdiction where value of property is less than Rs.25 lakh and the matters which are compoundable under any law. If the parties fail to resolve the disputes amicably, the permanent Lok Adalat will adjudicate the matters on merit. After an application is made to the permanent Lok Adalat, no party to that application shall invoke jurisdiction of any other court. In Lok Adalats, the cases such as

Motor Accident Claims, cheque bouncing cases, land acquisition matters, bank suits, consumer matters, etc are handled. Lok Adalat is a system of alternative dispute resolution. It roughly means "People's Court." India has had a long history of resolving disputes through the mediation of village elders. The system of Lok Adalats is an improvement and is based on the principles of Mahatma Gandhi. Lok Adalat is s non-adversarial system whereby mock courts are held by the State Authority, District Authority, Supreme Court Legal Services Committee, High Court Legal Services Committee, or Taluka Legal Services Committee. They are held periodically for exercising such jurisdiction as they determine. These are usually presided over by retired judges, social activists, or other members of the legal profession. The Lok Adalats can deal with all Civil Cases, Matrimonial Disputes, Land Disputes, Partition/Property Disputes, Labour Disputes, etc., and compoundable criminal cases. Pics: Azad Shrivastav | ADC

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Devotees of Appasaheb Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari, who spent his whole life to spread the philosophy of Saint Samarth Ramdas Swami, gathered in large numbers on Sunday at the Jehangir Art Gallery near Kalaghoda to view a photo exhibition on social activities carried out by Appasaheb.


Tehelka: Mumbai Police assures security to victim

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he city police is ready to provide adequate security to the victim in the sensational Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal case, who faces charges of sexual assault by a woman journalist. But the police has clarified that they will provide protection only if the victim or her family members approach them for the same. The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Sunday asked the Mumbai Police to ensure security of the woman journalist. The move comes following a statement issued by the woman saying that she fears intimidation and harassment as Tejpal’s family members are putting pressure on her family to withdraw the case. Meanwhile, the NCW has spoken to senior Mumbai police officer Himanshu Roy to ensure the girl’s security. Talking to the ADC, Joint Commis-

Jt. CP (Crime) Himanshu Roy sioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy said, “we discussed the victim’s security with the NCW and assured that we will surely do the needful if the victim’s family or Goa Police approach us, but till now no one has approached us regarding the issue. Tejpal’s troubles mounted on Saturday as the colleague who has accused him of sexual assault revealed that a family member of the Tehelka Founder-

Editor had visited her mother, and said she feared further intimidation and harassment. The Goa Police, which has registered a case of rape against the 50year-old, meanwhile, conducted a search-and-seize operation at the publication’s office. Tejpal had allegedly sexually assaulted the woman journalist during the Tehelka 'Think' festival in Goa two weeks ago. While Tejpal has so far not spoken on the matter after it became public, his internal mail on Wednesday called it "a bad lapse of judgment, an awful misreading of the situation." Tejpal stepped down on Wednesday for a period of six months after allegations of the sexual assault were made and Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury has taken charge. Sources said that the woman journalist had written a very detailed mail to Chaudhury describing the alleged incident.

MBMC in 25 cr security scam? Sword of dissolution hangs over civic body after former corporator detects corruption in awarding of contract for guarding of its administrative offices and properties By Suresh Golani

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he sword of dissolution looms large on the NCPled governing body in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) after a case of alleged corruption was detected by a former municipal corporator, Sanjay

Pange, in the multi-crore contract awarded to a private agency for the provision of security personnel to guard the various offices and properties owned by the civic body. Pange has alleged that the general body house gave its nod to an illegal resolution to award a three year Rs.25

crore contract to Sainik Securities in December 2012. After getting no response to his complaints against the state government authorities, Pange moved the judiciary against the resolution which according to him was illegal as the MBMC had directly awarded the contract without

inviting competitive bids from other aspiring agencies." In response to the petition, a divisional bench of the Mumbai High Court has directed the State Chief Secretary to take an appropriate decision against the alleged irregularities within three months." Pange said.

Drug cartel busted in Mira Road By Suresh Golani

vant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Subn a joint operation the Mira stances (NDPS) Act, 1985. According to the police, Road police along with a team from the Anti-Human acting on a tip-off about the Trafficking Wing of the Thane arrival of gang to sell ‘charas’ (rural) police claimed to have to some prospective clients in busted a drug cartel. Five Mira Road, a police team laid people including four drug a trap in the posh Kanakia peddlers have been arrested residential complex late on and booked under the rele- Saturday night and nabbed a

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trio- identified as Jai Rudra Jha (22), Shivakant Khetud Prasad (19) -- both peddlers residing in the Ganesh Deval Nagar area of Bhayandar (west) and the potential client, Shahrukh Tahir Khan (30). The duo was found to be in possession of 240 grams of ‘charas’. Rounds of sustained

interrogations led to the arrest of two other drug peddlers identified as Sajid Kasam Taria (45) and Munawwar Ahmed Ali Shaikh (21), both residents of Vasai. An investigating team from the Mira Road police station is trying to trace the source from where the peddlers procured the contraband.

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parsely clad, malnourished, with no roof over her head, this poor tramp preferred to sleep under the railway foot-over bridge near Vasai railway station, at the ST depot. Bitten by the cold, she could not walk nor could she talk. People thought she was dead and called an ambulance, from Life Line hospital which arrived promptly, but wasted more than an hour haggling over jurisdiction and payment, until Salim Taj, a freelance photo journalist, phoned Sajan John and Johny Verghese, from an NGO, who arranged for the tramp to be transported to the hospital. So much for the Life Line hospital, the district police and the railway police; and so are the vagaries of winter.

Bike-lifters’ gang busted By Suresh Golani

man Kadam and Prashant Sachinand Singh, were Local Crime Branch nabbed from the Ostwal (LCB) team of the Thane Nagri area of Nalasopara (rural) police, led by API (East) and eight stolen bikes Srikrishna Hargude, busted recovered from their posa gang of bike thieves by ar- session. Investigations revealed resting two of its members and recovering eight stolen that the duo was involved in bikes from their possession. several cases of bike thefts According to the police, in the Vasai-Virar region alarmed by the rise in bike- and also in Navi Mumbai. theft cases in the region, the Ved Pathak, Bandal, Mate, LCB team had stepped up Marukh, Ligam, Bansode, vigil and activated its in- Patdhare and Mukesh were former network to get a part of the police raiding breakthrough. The efforts team. A case under section paid off after they were 379 of the IPC has been regtipped-off about two sus- istered against the accused pects, following which a who have been remanded trap was laid and the duo, to police custody till Noidentified as Harish Laksh- vember 26.

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Dacoits who robbed tourists nabbed By Khushboo Panjabi

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avi Mumbai crime branch has arrested a group of dacoits who allegedly robbed tourists at Karnala Fort in Panvel after threatening to kill them with weapons. Srikant Pathak, DCP (crime) said, “On November 1, at 2 pm two families -Sukhendra Datta Mazumdar along with his wife and a family from Kolkata -who had visited the fort had been robbed.” A high definition camera, five gold chains and a diamond ring along

with cash totally worth Rs. 2,03,700 were taken away by the robbers. Belapur crime branch formed a special team officials in order to keep an eye on these dacoits; the main accused identified as Ganesh Pawar (22), resident of Apta in Panvel was arrested on November 2 and stolen items worth Rs.2.5 lakh was recovered. After interrogating Pawar, the police arrested the five other accused. As per the police, Sagar, one of the accused used to threaten the tourists with weapons while the others used to rob

their cash, electronic gadgets and jewellery. The police stated that the dacoits must be involved in such type of crime since a long time but so far no complaints had been registered against them in any police station. Pathak added, “We have recovered a camera, a gold ring, 50 mobile phones and other things worth Rs.2.5 lakh and are investigating whether this gang is involved in any other crime.” The accused have been booked under sections 392 and 34 of the IPC. khushboo.panajbi@afternoondc.in

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Sugarcane farmers to meet PM tomorrow

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Chief, Raju Shetty said, “There has not been any agreement over the cane payment at the meeting, but it much discussed meeting conhas been agreed that issues pertainvened by the Chief Minising to the industry be taken up durter Prithviraj Chavan with the ing the meeting with the Prime debt-ridden sugar industry and Minister slated for tomorrow”. farmers’ organisations pressing for The CM on the other hand has a higher cane payment, concluded made the government’s stance without any agreement. As a result, clear. Chavan said that the state the Shetkari Sanghatana immedigovernment is seriously examining ately declared that their agitation a slew of sops sought by the sugar demanding a cane payment of Rs. industry. He however, added that 3,000 per ton will be intensified furthe issues such as an increase in imther. This contentious issue has now port duty and the creation of buffer reached the Prime Minister’s court. stock will be raised at the Prime The government, during a meetMinister’s meeting. ing with the representatives of sugMeanwhile, as per the state govarcane growers, made it clear that ernment data, about 87 sugar factothe administration is seriously lookries, against 160 including ing into the issues faced by the co-operative and private factories, sugar industry. However, farmers’ have so far crushed 4.7 million tons organizations were in no mood to of cane to produce 3.8 million tons relent and stuck to their demand for of sugar. Other factories, especially higher cane payment of between Raju Shetty, chief, Swabhimani Shetkari those from the sugarcane rich reRs. 3,000 and Rs. 3,500 per ton. At Sanghatana. gions with a high recovery of 12.07 the same time, the sugar industry itself was non committal on this pay- the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan per cent and above, are not keen on ment, especially when the Singh to seek the Center’s help. The taking any risk due to the farmers’ sugar price has currently dipped to PM has given them an appointment agitation. It is feared that if the cane between Rs. 2,635 and Rs. 2,655 per for tomorrow (Tuesday) to discuss continues to stand in the fields for a long time without being crushed the present crisis and a solution. quintal. While speaking to reporters, due to the present agitation, it will The only agreement reached in the meeting was to jointly approach Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana seriously affect the recovery.

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FIR registered in Nerul lewd calls case Nerul police finally registered a case against an unknown person for making lewd calls and sending inappropriate text messages to a local resident By Kainaz Choksey

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fter making the victim run from pillar to post for seven days, the Nerul Police finally registered a FIR on November 22 in the case of a woman who was being harassed through lewd phone calls and text messages since November 13. The ADC had carried a story titled ‘Cops refuse to register FIR for lewd calls’ on November 23. Earlier, the cops at Nerul only registered a non-cognizable offence in case of lewd calls being received by Vandana Kambali (23) from unknown persons. The victim had received 21 lewd phone calls and five text messages between November 13 and November 19 asking her where she was and calling her a prostitute and the victim out of fear did not attend the calls. Fed up of the lewd calls and text messages and the refusal of the What the cops are supposed to do:  The police is duty bound to register a ‘ZERO FIR’ if a crime is not committed under its jurisdiction and has to forward a copy of the FIR to the concerned police station.

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officer in the case, registered the FIR a few hours after directing the couple to the cyber crime cell. According to Bhosale, “An FIR has been registered on Friday night under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000”. kainaz.choksey@afternoon.dc.in  This case comes under the jurisdiction of the Nerul police station.  After registering an FIR, the police has to summon the postal address and particulars of mobile users from mobile service providers.

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emale students belonging to the Muslim community in the SK Rai degree and junior college, located at Raji Complex in PL Lokhande Marg, Chembur, alleged that the college management and teachers strictly instruct them to remove their veils while attending lectures. This has been happening since the past one year allege students. Incidentally more than 50 per cent of the college students are Muslims. On November 21, 2013, when students wearing veils were told to stand outside the classroom by the teachers, the students complained to their parents who then approached an organisation called Women’s Welfare Movement (WWM). The organisation tried in vain to contact the college management, said a parent on condition of anonymity. Later, a delegation of parents, students and organisation members, approached Quaiser Khalid, additional commissioner of police (east region) to apprise him of the ordeal faced by the students. According to Khalid, for security reasons it is necessary for college authorities to inform students wearing veils to co-operate and carry identity cards but they cannot speak ill of any religion. He summoned ACP Shridhar Dhage (Deonar Division) and told him to issue notice ‘149’ to SK Rai College and seek clarification.

police to register an FIR, Mandar had sent a letter to A.K. Sharma, the Police Commissioner of Navi Mumbai on November 19. API Bhosale, the investigating

Agriculturist gets into legal wrangle with DRT, HC tries to settle row

to recover u/s 101 of the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act, which went in the bank’s favor, but was reversed in appeal. Thereafter, the bank failed to pursue the matter at the appellate court; instead they sent a notice under the SecuBy Edrich Miranda ritisation Act. The agriculturalist approached t took an agriculturalist to point out that a banking dispute was the DRT, which was like jumping riddled with legal lacuna over the from the frying pan into the fire, as last five years. The bank and its the tribunal failed to appreciate battery of advocates, the District simple facts and law, that the land Collector, the Tahsildar and the was and is agricultural upto date, presiding officer at the Debt Re- as shown in its 7/12 extract and the covery Tribunal (DRT) failed to see electric bill. Also, a physical inspection reveals 60 coconut trees the finer points. A customer is alleged to have and other vegetation, that the agritaken a loan of Rs.five lakh from culturist was not able to establish Bassein Catholic Co-op Bank, way her case as her original documents back in the year 2002, for which the were with the bank, which refused bank accepted a surety of an agri- to produce originals, resulting in culture land, in breach of section the case being dismissed, The agriculturist has now com31 (i) of the Securitization Act. A further sum of Rs.ten lakh was ad- plained to the Chief Justice of the vanced to her husband as business Bombay High Court, who has reloan and again the same agricul- quested the Registrar to look into tural land was pledged as security. the allegation against the DRT Worse still, the bank advanced a judge. It may be observed that the further sum of Rs.15 lakh each to Kulwant Singh and Ralph Pereira bank, in the year 2008, during proon the strength of the same agri- ceedings, denies knowing the two cultural property as surety without fraudulent borrowers, but docuverifying records or visiting the site. ments in possession of the agriculWhen a default in payment oc- turist show that the bank, in the curred, the bank claimed Rs.15 year 2006, had sanctioned a loan lakh from its customer and sought to the same duo.

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The disgruntled students witrh their parents at the Chembur police station. “School authorities cannot go against the law. If they are found guilty, action will be taken against them. But at the same time students should also help the college authorities by carrying I-cards and remove nose cover once inside the college campus in the wake of terrorists’ threats and other anti-social activities,” reiterated Khalid. When Sapti Mukherjee, the principal was asked about the issue, she said, “We did not tell female students of our college belonging to Muslim community to remove their

veils. But once they are inside the college campus, they were told to remove the nose piece for clear identification by teachers. Never have such incidents occurred in our college before. We have more than 50 per cent Muslim students. Few days ago, outside the college, some girls were teased. We could not identify whether the girls (victims) belonged to our college or not as they were not carrying I-cards and were wearing veils. Hence we become extra careful after the incident.”


SAI ignores state govt’s pleas

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Sports Authority of India was told to return land in Kandivli which was given to it in 1996-97 on a temporary basis

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the state sports ministry had allocated the land to SAI without charghe state government’s sports ing any rent. Sources in the state sports mindepartment is at its wit’s end as it has been asking the istry disclosed that the land in quesSports Authority of India (SAI) to va- tion actually measured 52 acres. cate its 37 acre land at Akurli Road However, over the years the local in Kandivli (East). Sources in the SAI authorities failed to check the state government’s sports depart- slum encroachments. The predicament, on condition of anonymity, ment for the state sports departdisclosed that the SAI was allocated ment was that it facilitated in the land at Kandivli in 1996-97 on allocating 100 acre land in Autemporary basis until such time rangabad and even gave around that the SAI developed its regional Rs.5 crore to SAI to develop its recentre in Aurangabad. Moreover, gional centre there. The state sports

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ministry has since then tried to petition the SAI asking it to vacate its land but the refrain from the SAI was that it had still not developed its regional centre at Aurangabad. Finally, an exasperated state sports ministry moved the Bombay High Court in 2005. But the HC too passed no specific order, instead ruling that since both the authorities were government bodies, the dispute be settled amicably between the two. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan too wrote to Union Minister for Youth Affairs Ji-

TPC commissions addl line for Mumbai By Prashant Hamine

This acute shortage of almost 500 MW capacity from Trombay for n a bid to enhance uninterrupted Mumbai has made it necessary for power transmission to Mumbai, power to be imported from outside the Tata Power Company (TPC) has the city. In the first phase, to augcommissioned an additional line of ment lines between Kalwa and 220 KV between Kalwa and Salsette Salsette, an additional interconoff the west coast of Mumbai. On necting line has been commisthe other hand, the Reliance Power sioned as a short term measure Transmission Ltd (RPTL) yesterday which has also increased the load commissioned the fifth 400 KV dou- carrying capacity and now paves ble circuit transmission line be- the way for further planned augmentation. tween Pune and Parli. RInfra’s RPTL on the other hand The unavailability of natural gas to power plants has forced Unit 6 of has commissioned the 311 km long TPCs Trombay power plant to be 400 KV Pune-Parli line which is part underutilized since July this year. of the Western Region System

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Strengthening Scheme (WRSSS) II project and will connect key industrial centres of the state like Pune, Aurangabad and Beed. The 1,500 km long WRSSS project will cost about Rs. 1,700 crore and is being executed by RInfra on a Build, Own and Operate pattern. RInfra has already commissioned four transmission lines of the WRSSS project between SolapurKarad, Lonikand-Kalwa, Parli-Solapur and Solapur-Kolhapur. The sixth line between Pune and Aurangabad is expected to be commissioned soon.

tendra Singh over the issue. But even that has evoked no response from the central government. Sources alleged that some notorious elements in the SAI have been hand-in-glove with local land mafias in allowing encroachment of about 10 acres of land. SAI deputy director Sarhadi couldn’t be reached for comments. Sources in the state sports ministry disclosed that the SAI has been engaging in nominal sports activities related to hockey and synthetic track for atheletics. The land earlier housed the state

governments Bachelor of Physical Education College. Today the vacant portion of land is being given away to park luxury buses and in some places illegal garages have come up. To make matters worse for the state sports ministry, despite signing an agreement with SAI, the latter has not adhered to its terms and conditions of vacating the land in five years. The matter was supposed to have been discussed between the state sports ministry and SAI but the meeting has not materialised so far.

GUARDS ATTACKED Property dispute between Bhayandar developers leads to violent attack on security staff at disputed site By Suresh Golani

far. Two local developers, identified as Sandip Todi and Shyama property dispute between two Agarwal, have been locked in a developers took an ugly turn dispute over the ownership of a after an unidentified mob prime piece of property located launched a violent assault on the on the Radhasoami Satsangh personnel deployed to guard the Road in Bhayandar (West). While farmhouse located on the dis- Sandip claims ancestral ownerputed piece of property in ship and possession over the Bhayandar (West). The gardener property, Shyama claims to have of the farmhouse, identified as emerged victorious in an ongoing Mohd. Bagwan, was injured in the court battle. The assailants reportedly claimed to be the henchattack. A complaint has been regis- men of Shyama. A complaint has tered at the local police station been registered and investigabut no arrests have been made so tions were on, said the police.

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ature Forever Society is back with the ‘Wipro Nature Forever Society Sparrow Awards 2014’. Aimed at felicitating individuals working towards the cause of the

background for the environment. If you know someone who has done more than their bit for the environment, go ahead and nominate them. It could be a local conservationist, neighbour, friend, relative, organisation or even yourself. The

environment, nominations are now open for individuals and companies who have done their bit to conserve and protect the environment. With the belief that celebrity conservationists are well-recognised, the society launched these awards three years ago to bring to the fore all those who work silently in the

nominees must have made an outstanding, innovative and inspirational effort towards conserving, sustaining, protecting, and enhancing the environment and should not be professional conservationists or a conservation organisation. Each winner of the ‘Wipro Nature Forever Society Sparrow Award’ for the year

2014 will receive support worth Rs.50,000 towards their future work. Mohammed Dilawar of Nature Forever Society said, “Launching the Sparrow Awards on the 117th birth anniversary of Dr. Sálim Ali was a conscious decision. He made bird watching accessible and popular to all citizens. As a humble tribute to Dr. Sálim Ali, the ‘Wipro Nature Forever Society Sparrow Awards’ aim to continue his work thus inspiring others to join the conservation movement of India”. There are two the categories for the competition – individuals and organisations. Three awards are given in the individual category and one to an organisation. You can use this link to access a submission form: http://www.sparrowawards.natureforever.org/ The deadline for submission is February 15, 2014.

SAY IT IN URDU… Vice President M. Hamid Ansari along with Governor K Sankaranarayanan during the inauguration of a national conference ‘Urdu in the 21st Century’ at Thane, on Saturday.


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Ponder awhile... “Common sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses.” — Leonardo da Vinci

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N our country, the judiciary is held in high esteem. In the rural areas and small towns, a magistrate is regarded as a demigod. The Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the land, has to, among other work, interpret the Constitution. A judge cannot be attacked. His decision cannot meet with fierce response. The judges have the power to haul up an erring person for contempt of court. The courts are given a place of pride in the Constitution. The Apex is the final authority and it can pull up the government too if it strays beyond the Constitution. It is a fact that there are a huge number of cases – over two crore – pending in various courts across the country, but the judges cannot be blamed for this. The judicial system, with cumbersome procedures, is itself to be blamed. On the whole, it can be said that the judiciary in the country has acquitted itself well. And the people firmly believe a judge can do no wrong. A wave of disbelief has swept across the nation following charges made by some young lawyers against a retired judge who they said had sexually molested them. A three-member panel has been set up by the Apex court to probe into the dreadful happening. To people who believe a judge can do no wrong, the happening must have come as a shock. One woman has alleged that she was sexually assaulted in a hotel room in Delhi. The incident, to say the least, is a blot on the fair name of the judiciary.

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S hamam mein sab nange hai. Well, the sting operation by an unknown media portal which effectively destroyed the USP of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) may or may not have been inspired by the dirty tricks department of the Congress Party. Nonetheless, it did manage to establish yet again how difficult it is to dislodge the entrenched vested interests who have come to rely increasingly on money and muscle power to win elections. Arvind Kejriwal and his cerebral colleague Yogendra Yadav have our sincere sympathies. Their hard work seems to have come to nought thanks to the very human frailties of AAP candidates in the Delhi Assembly poll against which the nascent party had set out to fight. That fight was effectively lost on Thursday when Shazia Ilmi, the face of AAP on television, was allegedly seen okaying cash funding for the party. Now, no amount of hair splitting whether or not the video-tapes were doctored, or about the gullibility and entrapment of the individual candidates, would wipe the stain that AAP is no different from the usual run of political parties which rely on means fair or foul to win elections. Such equivalence with the Congress and the BJP could prove fatal for AAP. The Congress and the BJP might have reason to feel happy at the turn of events. However, we genuinely feel sorry that a small but valiant effort at cleansing the polity, a bid to provide a platform to decent and idealistic persons to change the rotten system from within has been nipped in the bud. Such a terrible denouement for AAP ought to sadden all right thinking people who have wearied of the increasing corruption and criminality in the polity. AAP was supposed to be an exemplar, a beacon for a new generation of politicians keen to make a clean break with the skullduggery usually associated with the highly lucrative business of politics. We will like to believe that people like Arvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, who never fails to impress you with his measured take on even the most contentious of issues, and even Prashant Bhushan could be an asset to any parliament or State assembly. But such is the nature of the beast called politics that it devours the best of men and women and invariably moulds them in its own bleak light. Look at the seemingly well-educated politicians who in order to succeed indulge in the same old rottenness which is the calling card of a vast majority of MPs and MLAs. But where Kejriwal and company seemed to have erred was in pitching their sights too high, believing that they would in one fell stroke make a clean break with the permissive politics that has corroded the very core of the system. Of course, we can do with more Kejriwals and more Yadavs. But such is the enormity of the task they took in hand that they will have to necessarily reckon with the deeply ingrained evil that would leave no

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trick in the book untried to trip them at every step. After all, the organizational network put together hastily by AAP was essentially manned by the discards and rejects of the existing political parties. AAP cannot change the people, can it? Maybe people like Kejriwal and Yadav can become far more relevant, far more useful if they shun active politics and instead devote their energies in exposing and correcting the ills of the system. Politics is not everyone’s cup of tea. If a Mayawati or a Mulayam Singh Yadav has succeeded, it is essentially by becoming fully paid members of the prevailing corrupt system. An ideology-based party like AAP with no caste or communal appeal stands very little chance of success, no matter how idealistic its core leadership might be. That is why even before the first vote in Delhi is cast, AAP seems to have virtually become a

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Empathy is beyond sympathy THE experience of empathy is very rare. You know what sympathy means, Empathy is beyond sympathy and apathy. Let me tell you an incident in Ramakrishna's life. He was in a boat, going to the other shore of the Ganges. And just out of nowhere -- he was

MATTER & SPIRIT surrounded by his disciples -- he started screaming, "Don't beat me!" Tears started flowing from his eyes, and one could see that his body was getting distorted as if somebody was beating him badly. The disciples could

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Virendra Kapoor non-party. Its loss is bound to be BJP’s gain in the national capital.

Come-uppance of a charlatan

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E are not surprised at the come-uppance of Tarun Tejpal. What surprises us is that it took so long coming. The self-styled crusader, we had always suspected, was a fake, a charlatan eager to become a millionaire in double-quick-time. He was good at phrase-making alright, but this did not mean he could play hard and fast with the established norms and practices of his chosen profession. Not many people would know that Tejpal ran one of the most hard-core pornographic websites not long ago. Not many people would know that when they raided him after the commissioned hit job against George Fernandes and Bengaru Laxman, they found four hundred-odd sex toys. Not many people would know that they supplied prostitutes to army officers to entrap them for their predetermined sting operation. Not many people would know that there were questionable transactions involving Tehleka before Kapil Sibal prevented a full exposure of its financial wheeling-dealing. Not many people would know that the extended Tejpal parivaar was on the payroll of Tehleka. Not many people would know that Shankar

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Sharma, who funded the Tehleka sting operation against the NDA regime, was himself banned from trading by the Securities and Exchange Board of India for insider trading and that the ban was upheld by the Supreme Court. Not many people would know that Tejpal went around with a begging bowl in hand, presenting himself as a victim of the NDA vendetta, and collected lots of money from lots of concerned citizens to start his own publishing operations. Not many people would know that he received funds from abroad whose origins remain shrouded in mystery. Not many people would know that the ruling Congress Party has invariably extended him full support in carrying out his get-richand-famous operations. Not many people would know that his recent so-called Think Fest 2013 in Goa, where he twice molested one of his junior-most colleagues, was dubbed Stink-Fest by local activists. Not many people would know that in recent years Tejpal had become enormously wealthy, buying himself cottages in Uttaranchal and Goa and turning at least one of them into an expensive guest house. Last but not least, till last Thursday not many people may have known the difference between a racketeer and a crusader.

see nobody, but he was in immense torture. When they reached to the other shore, they found a fisherman. He had been beaten by a few people. And the strangest thing was that the same bruises and scratches that had come up on his back, had come up on Ramakrishna's back too -- exactly the same. It was a very mysterious phenomenon. They asked Ramakrishna what it was. He said, "This is empathy. You feel so one with the other that your separate identities lose their boundaries. The other's thirst becomes your thirst, the other's hunger becomes your hunger, the other's joy becomes your joy. The other is no longer other: some secret passage has opened between two beings, a deep connectedness." -- Osho

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HE Congress High Command has failed to ensure that the top-heavy Madhya Pradesh Congress works unitedly to wrest power from the BJP. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh, by all accounts, remains on course to win power for the third time in a row in the coming Assembly poll. Political circles in the State are agog with stories of sharp differences and personality clashes among the senior MP Congress leaders. The truth is that Ajeya Singh, leader of the Opposition in the outgoing MP Assembly, Kamal Nath, Digvijay Singh and a couple of others have never approved of the nomination of Jyotiraditya Scindia as the head of the Pradesh campaign committee. In that capacity, his supporters assume, he is virtually the party’s chief ministerial candidate. But supporters of Ajeya Singh believe that as the leader of the Opposition he automatically becomes the party’s chief ministerial candidate. As for Kamal Nath, well, he may legitimately believe that being senior to both Scindia and Singh he has a better claim on the CM’s post. Illustrating the wide divide in the Pradesh Congress is this reported incident when Scindia phoned up Ajeya Singh, and addressed him merely as ‘Ajeya’. Singh did not like it, since he felt that given his seniority Scindia ought to have shown him some respect. However, to get his own back, Singh phoned up Scindia a few days later and simply called him ‘Jyoti’, something the scion of the former princely house of Gwalior is not used to. Whether he admits it or not, Scindia likes to be addressed as ‘Maharaj’. More such stories of one-upmanship are doing the rounds in Bhopal. One such relates to the time Scindia humiliated Digvijay Singh when he refused to open the door to let the Congress general secretary into the room where he was meeting the press. Small wonder then the BJP is making full use of the schisms in the Madhya Pradesh Congress. Meanwhile, the BJP coined a new slogan in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. It reads: “Kale dhan sey khila hai chehra, Damad yo thehra Robert Vadra.” (Her face glows with black money since her son-in-law is Robert Vadra.)


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Tejpal must be punished IT’S a shame that none other than a well-known (now notorious?) editor of TEHELKA had indulged in the molestation of a young journalist. As pert reports, he molested her not just once, but at least three to four times in the Think Fest program in Goa. Stepping aside from editorship for six months is not enough. He should be tried under the IPC and put behind bars for 10 years. How can the media allow him to go scot free, especially when TEHELKA had been exposing so many scandals? Now the maniac editor himself stands EXPOSED! Tejpal being an elderly person had molested a girl of his daughter’s age. What then is the difference between Asaram Bapu and worst still, the Delhi and Mumbai Mill rapists? Being a responsible citizen, Tejpal should be dealt with, with severe punishment. He should not be let off so easily - due to media and political connections. The victim should not hesitate to file a complaint and the NWC should take sincere efforts to book the culprit. — Crishna S. Kumar, Dombivli

  

TEHELKA Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal is in a soup and the high profile editor has truly given the journalistic fraternity a very bad name by sexually assaulting a female colleague. Tarun Tejpal to me seems insane and a man of pervert intentions or why would he defend himself by saying it was a bad lapse of judgment on his part and an awful misreading of the situation after being caught in a sexual act. He can’t just resign and say he is repenting for his sins as this is a criminal act and needs to be dealt

Politicising Campa Cola THE populist moves by MPs Priya Dutt and Milind Deora trying to gain mileage from the plight of Campa Cola residents is bound to misfire. They may gain a few hundred votes; but they are guaranteed to lose lakhs of votes; as the present atmosphere is surcharged with anticorruption cries from the masses. Lakhs of people are going to take offence to any ordinance regulating the illegal Campa Cola construction which is being minutely monitored by various activist groups. In short, it will be suicidal for the Congress or any party to legalise an illegality, try your experiment and face the consequences. — Ashok Goswami, Khar

Complete freedom THE expectations of a large number of people have begun to rest with the forceful, apparently determined, and commanding personality of Narendra Modi. The Gujarat chief minister has been projected as the prime ministerial amid considerable fanfare. His impressive record in turning Gujarat into a symbol of opportunities, growth, social concern, and hope have greatly added prestige to his personality and to the party he belongs to; the BJP, while the UPA govern-

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Tarun Tejpal, accused of raping a junior journalist from his organisation, has been at the receiving end of a lot of criticism by the public which now demands stern action against him. with by the courts and the legal system of our land. A frustrated editor like Tarun should be bobbitized so that it acts as a stern lesson to other people of his tribe in the industry. He must have played with many women and helpless colleagues before using his high chair till this act when the brave journalist in question took the bull by its horn to teach him a lesson. The identity of the girl in question should be kept a secret and given all help. Readers of your esteemed newspaper salute the bravery of the victim-journalist and the entire nation is with her. — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon

  

THE Goa police, which has registered the case of rape and sexual assault against Tarun Tejpal, founder-editor of the Tehelka, for sexually assaulting a women journalist on two occasions, should ment has been accused of hubris and apathy. Notwithstanding his alleged record of a partisan communalist and an a controversial role in the Gujarat riots of 2002, he seems to have successfully ridden out his political obstacles with an increasingly credible explanation that the riots were a prod- LETTER OF uct of the collective com- THE DAY munal inputs of communities across the board and nobody should have any expectations of preferential treatment in his scheme of things. Mahatma Gandhi had written in January 1948, that the Congress party is yet to win the economic, social, and moral freedom. Whoever wins the next general elections should make it an obligation to put into implementation these thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi. — Ranajoy Sen, Kolkata

Polarisation of India IT is ironical that the brazen factotums of the Congress party and TV commentators keep on endlessly accusing Modi of polarising not only this country but also the BJP. They also add that his anointment as the BJP’s PM candidate is not unanimous within his own party. The so-called political commentators may like to re-visit the events of 1966 when the option to anoint Late

not spare Tejpal and must be arrested with immediate effect to put him on trial. I strongly feel that Tarun Tejpal has misused his position without any fear about the law and has taken full advantage of his position to rape the women journalist for his lust and greed. He must be taught a very strong lesson which should serve as a warning to other bosses of big companies who also take advantages of their positions and mentally and physically harass their innocent and hardworking employees and make life hell in many cases and many victims remain silent. The urgent need of the hour is that the Goa police must arrest Tejpal and investigate the matter honestly and book the rapist and he must be tried in the fast track court. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

  

THE Tehelka episode has really caught everyone by surprise and it may not be wrong to assume that the transgressors of the crime are trying to make a molehill out of a mountain if I may coin that phrase. This is because the charges leveled against Tarun Tejpal are being treated by him and his cohorts as an untoward incident, a bad lapse of judgment; all euphemisms for raw and heinous rape. Also, Tejpal has offered an unconditional apology. What a dramatic climb down from him. It would be an apology for an apology. Tejpal has later on mumbled something about the rape being an act of consensual sex. Then one may ask why the apology. Tejpal has been caught in a quagmire of his own making. All this goes on to show the depravity to which one may stoop to. — Hemant Hemmady, Virar

ence. The Congress was polarised as also the nation. There was communal violence in Mumbai during the Congress regime in 1993 as also in Assam in the 1970s apart from the 1984 riots against the Sikhs which was seen in a lighter vein by the Late Rajiv Gandhi the then PM. The TV viewers wish the commentators do some home work and shun the habit of brazenly hiding the history of Congress thereby depriving the viewers/public to get the hypothesis right which is certainly a disservice not only to their profession but also to the nation. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

The other face of Nehru SOME of the aspects of independent India’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru’s multi-faceted personality, not often discussed, are as follows: He staunchly opposed minimum educational qualification for the would-be voters and legislators, during the deliberations in the Constituent Assembly, He was not initially ready to send the army to Hyderabad to stop genocide of Hindus at the hands of Nizams troops the Sardar took a firm stand and saved the Hindus from total massacre. While proclaiming himself as a rationalist, he made it a point to visit the Ajmer Darga. But, at the same time, he strongly objected to

Indira Gandhi as the PM by the Congress party was stoutly resisted by the Late Morarjee Desai and there was a secret ballot which the latter lost. Thus the Late Indira Gandhi was not chosen for the post of the then PM unanimously and had to face an election prior to the anointment. Further, during 1969 she faced stiff opposition from the Syndicate Congress consequent upon which the Congress was split for the first time after Independ-

— Arun Malankar, Mumbai

Brave residents THE residents of Campa Cola Compound have demonstrated that they are tough. But the lessons are clear – if pushed to the corner unfairly, the educated and normally mild middle class will hit back – with the help of the media, and the responsive judiciary. What should we as the citizens of Mumbai do? First take a support march to that society and honour them. How? Many are talking about taking away the Bharat Ratna from Lata Mangeshkar. Let her give it to that society. — T.R. Ramaswami, Kandivli

BCCI versus Bedi BEDI’S side of the story appears understandable as he opined to invite a stronger opposition to India rather than playing a weak opposition for Sachin’s farewell series. He gave his mind and it appears a reasonable one. Sachin is such a class player and has left a legacy for everyone to follow and playing a one-sided game does not augur well. BCCI tried all its tricks to arrange an easy series so as to allow Sachin to retire without getting hurt against lethal fast bowling. Thus the tour ahead of his 200th test was cancelled and played against a weaker opposition at home and that too in the backyard Tendulkar. Sachin’s poor form in the last couple of seasons and the aim to complete the quota of 200 tests led to a weak West Indies being invited to India. Bedi is right in saying that Tendulkar deserved a tougher farewell series than a poor opposition led by Darren Sammy. As Bedi thought, many Indian fans would have liked to see a good contest in the end series of Sachin Tendulkar. Bedi is outspoken and the Indian Board does not like his way of viewing things. — Maniam Ramani, Kharghar

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Rajendra Babu’s trip to inaugurate the renovated Somnath temple. Declaring India as non-aligned he always sided with the then Soviet Bloc thereby antagonising the Western powers. He refused to accept responsibility for the ignominious defeat at the hands of the Chinese and instead, put the entire blame of his Defence Minister Krishna Menon. During his tenure as PM he had entrusted the matters relating to the J & K affairs to the MEA and not the MHA. While campaigning for the Congress candidate for the Amroha byelection to the Lok Sabha, he had promised a gold-plated mosque to the Muslim voters.

  

WHATEVER said and done; the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India needs to be complimented for the smooth transition Tendulkar to retire It is indeed a master stroke and the Board worked very hard to make it a grand one. From the first day presentation to the third day farewell everything went according to the plan and was undertaken in a planned manner. The Mumbai Cricket Association deserves kudos for their whole-

Bedi has been publicly critical of the BCCI for bringing in a weak Test side for Sachin’s last Test, and instead wishing for a stronger opposition. hearted support to make it a grand success. Sachin’s retirement proved a smooth transition and even security guards, Mumbai Police officials and all the volunteers helped to make the dream come true in conducting a fitting finale for the world’s finest batsman of all time. Instead of sending Sachin on an overseas trip and retire in a foreign land, the proposed South African Tour was postponed and a stop-gap arrangement in bringing minnows West Indies to our backyard was made. Bishen Singh Bedi thought Tendulkar deserved a tougher farewell series than against a poor West Indies side. Of course, Sachin left a legacy for everyone to follow which include playing against tough opposition even while creating record in World of Cricket. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada


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‘–ƒŽ •—”ˆƒ…‡ ƒ”‡ƒ ‘ˆ –Š‡ Š‡‹•’Š‡”‡ ൌ ”‡ƒ ‘ˆ –Š‡ …‹”…Ž‡ ൅ ”‡ƒ ‘ˆ –Š‡ …—”˜‡† •—”ˆƒ…‡ ൌ Ɏ”ʹ ൅ ʹɎ”ʹ ൌ ͵Ɏ”ʹ Š‡ –‘–ƒŽ •—”ˆƒ…‡ ƒ”‡ƒ ‘ˆ –Š‡ Š‡‹•’Š‡”‡ ൌ ͵Ɏ”ʹ

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Afternoon Despatch & Courier

MUMBAI | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

While the short term and current view of most experts on the markets remain subdued after the sharp drop witnessed last week, in a surprising revelation most experts hold a strongly bullish view for the long term with most projecting a bright outlook for Indian equity markets amid heightened prospects of significant gains in the run-up to the general elections early next year. Mayura Shanbaug Reportsâ&#x20AC;Ś

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istorically, markets remain volatile before elections. The recent correction in the Indian stock markets are termed as a result of fears of the US Fed tapering, coupled with speculation of the outcome of the state as well as general elections. According to most experts, the Indian markets are poised for bigger rally post election if the results are in accordance with market sentiments. Two leading foreign brokerages have projected a bright outlook for Indian equities amid heightened prospects of significant gains in the run-up to the general elections early next year. Credit Suisse says India, MSCI China and South Korea are its biggest â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;overweightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, while CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets has said it is adding 1 % to Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rating in its Asia Pacific excluding-Japan Relative Return portfolio. This remaining a medium term view for the markets, the short term and current view of the most experts on the markets remain subdued and volatile. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;International markets have been flat in the last one week after moving up on Yellenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement of a delay in Tapering. The Indian markets had also moved up sharply a week ago hence they have witnessed a mild correction,â&#x20AC;? says Rajesh Iyer, Head- Investments and Family Office, Kotak Wealth Management. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Equity markets will react to international new flows and the results of the forthcoming state elections. The Earnings downgrade cycles seems to be bottoming out and sentiment is turning positive, but macros are still supportive. Except for the Current Account Deficit, all other macro parameters are still challenging and would take time to recover. High interest rates and Fiscal Deficit would restrict any up tick in GDP growth rate,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From the recent low, the Nifty has gone up 14%. Hence, buying in corrections could be ideal for HNIs who are underweight on equities,â&#x20AC;? adds Iyer.

According to Vikram Dhawan, Director, Equentis Capital, a UK-based investment analytic and advisory company, whilst it is tough to predict outcomes of elections and actions of Central Bankers, we feel that we may be closer to the Bottom of the Economic Cycle that reverts every 3-4 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, due to weak Job Creation and stalled Investment Cycle we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect Economic Growth to accelerate significantly anytime soon, even though it is expected to bottom out early next year. The Reserve Bank of India may not have too big a window for persisting with its Tight Monetary Policy and may have to reverse it once the US Federal Reserve begins Tapering its Bond Purchase Program popularly known as Quantitative Easing by next year,â&#x20AC;? he says. According to Dhawan, the markets are likely to remain very volatile until the Lok Sabha election or unless some sort of trend emerges in state elections by December. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, the just concluded earning season was better than expected and that should underpin the markets and prevent a crash even If the news on the political front is negative,.â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good time and opportunity to accumulate Blue Chips and Cyclicals. However, we would caution against aggressive buying and instead advise investors to diversify their Portfolio with Fixed Income Securities like Corporate Bonds and Tax Free Bonds,â&#x20AC;? he suggest. Alok C. Churiwala, MD, Churiwala Securities is of the opinion that booking profits from time to time, is always advisable for traders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be enough opportunities on both sides of the trade to enter and re-enter markets,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the short term the Nifty should be in the range of 59006200 and Sensex should be in the range of 20000- 21000,â&#x20AC;? he adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The short term trend in the markets

remains negative, but the medium term trend is positive. We expect this correction to find supports close to the 5880 - 5850 levels,â&#x20AC;? says Amar Koradia, CMT, Sr. Technical Analyst, The Market Financial Intelligence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any sign of a reversal from the said levels would represent a very lucrative buying opportunity for the next couple of months,â&#x20AC;? he suggests. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going in line with our view on the markets, investors must wait for some time to make any fresh investments. Investors holding stocks with a longer term horizon must continue to hold since the larger structure still remains strong and fresh momentum will be seen once the Nifty manages to surpass 6355 levels and head towards fresh highs,â&#x20AC;? adds Koradia.

According to Anand James, Assistant General Manager, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services, having declined all through this month, attempts to swing higher may be seen, but volatility is likely to be the main theme at least in the early part of next month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A hurried exit is not warranted at this point,â&#x20AC;? says James. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The timing of the withdrawal of the US monetary stimulus has also been driver for market volatility recently, but there will be a lesser shock now, when the announcement actually comes,â&#x20AC;? he says. James further adds that judging from previous responses, the impact of the announcement in its isolation may be limited to 200 points in the worst case, in the Nifty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Further, FIIs having pumped

a record amount of money into the stock markets this year, the risk to market volatility is also higher, going forward,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To this end, in case of investors, they would do well to be alert on events that could influence a mass exodus by FIIs from Indian markets, by way of the election outcome, weak prospects for rupee, etc,â&#x20AC;? he adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will see 5600-6200 bands in the short term and 6700 in the medium term for Nifty,â&#x20AC;? says James. Mayuresh Joshi,VP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Institution, Angel Broking feels that markets might gyrate in the range of 58006300 from a short term perspective. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Key State election results on December 8th would provide Continued on pg 14 Âť

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GOVT TO REVIEW FDI POLICY IN PHARMA SECTOR TODAY

Government will take up on Monday the issue of tightening FDI in existing pharmaceutical companies in the wake of concerns over multinationals taking over domestic drug makers. “The Cabinet will review the FDI policy in pharmaceutical sector on Monday,” an official said. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has proposed to reduce FDI cap from 100% to 49% in the “rare or critical pharma verticals.”

MUMBAI | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

Will The Markets Slip Further? growth of 9.6% for FY2014. Attributing a 14.5x multiple to our Sensex EPS, we arrive at a target of 21,800 for the Sensex over the next few months implying an upside of 12.5% from the present levels. In terms of valuations, the Sensex is presently trading at 13.8x its one-year forward P/E ratio, lower than the long-term averages … But on account of the nearterm pressure on earnings for interest rate sensitive sectors, we recommend an investment horizon of about 18-24 month,” concludes Joshi. Clifton Desilva, Director, Altina Securities, feels that in the light of current situation it is imperative

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that investors should avoid sectors that are stressed and instead concentrate on sectors that are performing well and within sectors restrict exposure to the leaders. “Till clarity emerges, the markets would continue to be range bound and will provide traders an excellent opportunity to earn decent profits if the selection is restricted to established large caps,” he says. “There is not much scope to book profits as most stocks in the mid cap and small cap are quoting at prices which are anywhere between 50% to 100% lower than their peaks. Select large caps have risen, but still have potential to further appreciate,” he adds.

WDM WITNESSES TRADE WORTH RS 3,055.00 CR ON NSE

leads on whether any single political party is able to make headwinds and provide some amount of respite on the political front. Also the way the inflation numbers have come though, our own expectations are that a 25bps hike in the repo rate is plausible in the December policy. So in nutshell the markets shall look for multiple directions in the short to medium term.” “Seemingly a broader range for the markets seems to be between 5800 - 6300 on the Nifty,” Joshi says, adding “We expect Sensex EPS to post a

FOREX KITTY SWELLS BY USD 1.46 BN TO REACH USD 283.6 BN

Recuperating Romanian Economy Seeks To Strengthen Relations With India

The Wholesale Debt Market segment of the National Stock Exchange witnessed a total turnover of Rs 3,055.00 crore in 73 trades on last Friday. Top securities (non-repo) traded at the WDM were: The 7.28% Government securities maturing in CG2019 traded at Rs 367.90 crore at weighted yield of 8.92%, the 7.38% Government securities maturing in CG2015 traded at Rs 275.00 crore at weighted yield of 8.55% and the 8.83% Government securities maturing in CG2023 traded at Rs 165.00 crore at weighted yield of 8.82%.

The forex reserves jumped for the second consecutive week by adding USD 1.459 billion in the week to November 15, taking the overall reserves to a healthy USD 283.57 billion, on account higher foreign currency assets, the Reserve Bank said today. In the week-ago period, reserves rose by USD 819.5 million to USD 282.113 billion.

VIETNAM SEEKS INVESTMENTS FROM INDIA INC

Vietnam today sought investments from Indian industry in areas such as oil & gas, technology and infrastructure, saying that trade between the two nations could go up to USD 7 billion by 2015. Vietnam’s Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said here that his country offers good opportunities to investors, and the bilateral ties were growing fast with focus on economic, trade and investment cooperation.

NHPC’S RS 2,368 CR SHARE BUYBACK TO BEGIN FROM NOV 29

State-owned NHPC, the country’s largest hydel power producer, will commence the buyback of shares worth up to Rs 2,368 crore from November 29. “The (buyback) process will commence on November 29 and will be concluded on December 12,” said a source. The company plans to buyback up to 123,00,74,277 fully paid up equity shares of Rs 10 each at a price of Rs 19.25 apiece aggregating Rs 2,368 crore from the open market.

DECISION ON RELAXING FDI NORMS FOR HOUSING SECTOR LIKELY TODAY

The government is likely to take a decision on Monday on relaxing FDI norms for the housing sector, including easing conditions for exit before the three- year lock-in period. “The proposal was deferred in November 13 meeting of the Cabinet. It will again be taken up by the Cabinet on Monday,” a source said. The Cabinet note has proposed easing conditions for exit of foreign players before the three-year lock-in period. It has also proposed a change in the current requirement of having a minimum builtup area of 50,000 sq mts to 20,000 sq mts of carpet area for FDI in construction development projects.

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By A Business Reporter he Romanian economy depicted rapid and sustainable GDP growth between 2000 and 2008. However, the financial crisis of 2008 took its toll on the nation. However, with the austerity measures undertaken bearing fruits, the economy registered a growth rate of 0.3% in 2012 with estimates of GDP growth of 2.6% by 2014. As Romania registers an economic revival we intend to further our relations with India”, said Ionut Mircea Viziru, Economic Counsellor, Embassy of Romania in New Delhi during a seminar on “Doing Business with Romania” organised by MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai and the All India Association of Industries. Calling upon Indian business participants to invest in Romania Mircea Viziru said that the economy exhibits ease of doing business with skilled workforce, rich natural resources, competitive tax policy, financial assistance and well developed industrial infrastructure. Also, Romania offers access to the large consumption markets of Central and Eastern Europe. The nation encourages foreign investment with full ownership rights, full repatriation of capital and profits, protection against expropriation and nationalization and national treatment for foreign investors. The potential sectors for investment include manufacturing, automotive components & parts, information technology & communications, energy, electric & electronics, wood processing, construction materials, textile industry, food processing and infrastructure, he said. Present on the occasion was Prof. Ovidiu Nicolescu, President, National Council of

<<Prof. Ovidiu Nicolescu, President, National Council of Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises in Romania and Leader of the Delegation having a word with Vijay Kalantri, President, All India Association of Industries (AIAI) at an event on “ Doing Business with Romania” organized by AIAI and World Trade Centre Mumbai. Looking on are Y. R. Warerkar, Executive Director, World Trade Centre Mumbai (WTC) and Ms. Rupa Naik, Executive Director, AIAI Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises in Romania. Noting prospects for mutually beneficial trade between India and Romania he said that the Indian economy is a huge economic power while being a part of the BRICS nations. As the world undergoes internationalisation Romania intends to augment relations with India by enhancing bilateral trade and cross border investment flows. Agreeing on the need for enhancing Indo-Romanian relations Vijay Kalantri, ViceChairman, MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai and President, All India Association of Industries said the bilateral trade between the economies stood at US$727.27 million during FY12 in

favour of Romania. The principal exports from India to Romania are electric machines, devices & equipment, common metals, chemical and allied industries products, plastic and rubber materials, textiles, food products, beverages and tobacco, vegetable products, paper and cardboard and its scrap, articles made of stone, cement, ceramics, glass and optical photographic, cinematographic, medical instruments and devices. The main items of import from Romania are common metals, sound and image displayers & recorders, chemical and connected industrial products, plastic, rubber materials, textiles, vegetable products, transport vehicles and mineral products. We intend to target bilateral

trade worth US$ 1 billion in the years to come through exchange of delegations, business visits and meetings. Further, All India Association of Industries & National Council of Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises in Romania and MVIRDC World Trade Centre Mumbai & National Council of Small and Medium Sized Private Enterprises in Romania signed an MOU to strengthen economic and commercial links between Romania and India Nearly 100 business-to-business meetings were held from the sectors of renewable energy, financial services, construction, advertising, information technology, organic agriculture, industrial machinery, oil and gas, etc.


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NSE Extends Cross Margining Facility To ETFs Afternoon Despatch & Courier

MUMBAI | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

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By Dominic Rebello

he National Stock Exchange (NSE) has extended cross-margining to index-based Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). So far, the facility was available only in the equity stocks, index futures and stock futures segments. Cross-margining on ETFs has been allowed between ETFs and constituent stock futures in the F&O segment and the constituent stock position in the cash and index futures segments. “The positions of clients in both the capital market and F&O (futures and options) segments to the extent that these offset each other shall be considered for the purpose of cross margining,” NSE said in a circular. “To avail of the cross margin benefit... the constituents and the number of units of the constituent stocks/stock futures required in the basket to be considered as a complete replica of the ETF shall be the same as that of the respective underlying index,” the circular added. Cross margining helps market participants, as it reduces the margin requirement and trading costs. NSE has said clients’ cross-margin facility on ETFs will be automatically allowed for those who have already registered for it, under other segments. Market participants said cross margining for ETFs would primarily benefit ETF investors seeking to take counter positions. The Securities and Exchange Board of India has also allowed select ETFs under its securities lending and borrowing mechanism.

MUTUAL FUND UPDATE

Tata MF declares dividend of Tata Fixed Income Portfolio Schemes Tata MF has announced dividend under the dividend option of Tata Fixed Income Portfolio Scheme C3 Plan A-DH and Tata Fixed Income Portfolio Scheme C3 Reg-DH. The quantum of dividend will be the entire distributable surplus as on the record date. The record date has been fixed as November 26, 2013.

HDFC MF announces change in exit load under HDFC Gilt Fund-Long Term Plan HDFC MF has announced change in exit load under HDFC Gilt Fund-Long Term Plan, an open ended income scheme, with effect from November 25, 2013. Accordingly, the revised exit load will be nil. The revised aforesaid changes will be applicable on a prospective basis i.e. in respect of investments made in the schemes from the effective date. PPFAS MF announced addition of SIP/SWP under PPFAS Long Term Value Fund PPFAS MF has announced addition of Systematic Investment Plan (SIP)/ Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) facilities dates under PPFAS Long Term Value Fund effective from January 1, 2014. It is now proposed to offer SIP/SWP facility for four additional dates viz, 5th, 15th, 20th and 25th of a month. Thus, after the change SIP/SWP facility will be available on 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th and 25th of a month. Quarterly SWP facility will be intro-

TOP PERFORMING FUNDS

Scheme Name ICICI Prudential Exports and Other Services Fund - Growth Taurus Ultra Short Term Bond-Super IP -Growth HDFC Index Fund - Sensex Plan LIC Nomura MIP - Cumulative Kotak Banking and PSU Debt Fund - Growth Religare Invesco Overnight Fund - Growth IDFC G Sec Fund - Short Term – Reg - Growth ICICI Prudential Balanced - Growth

Nature Equity Debt Equity Debt Debt Liquid Gilt Balanced

1 M% 2.9 0.81 -3.12 -0.08 0.73 0.72 0.54 0.53

6 M% 31.14 4.94 1.81 3.86 4.2 4.34 5.05 3.28

1 Y% 40.59 9.99 10.21 8.75 9.66 9.66 11.94 9.97

3 Y% 11.01 9.86 0.77 4.83 8.23 8.44 6.83 7.36

*Note:- Returns calculated for less than 1 year are Absolute returns and returns calculated for more than 1 year are compounded annualized. NAV as on November 22, 2013. duced with effect from January 1, 2014.

Religare Invesco announces change in load structure Religare Invesco MF has announced change in the load structure of Religare Invesco Medium Term Bond Fund. According to the revised load structure, there will be no change in the Entry load. In respect to the Exit load, for each purchase/switch-in of units, an exit load of 0.50% is payable if units are redeemed/switched-out on or before 3 months from the date of allotment.

Axis MF announces changes in fund management responsibilities Axis MF announced a change in fund management of a couple of schemes. Accordingly, Axis Capital Protection Oriented Fund- Series 5 will be managed by Sudhanshu Asthana and Devang

Shah with effect from November 19, 2013. The scheme was earlier managed by R Sivakumar and Sudhanshu Asthana. Axis Hybrid Fund Series 7 will be managed by Jinesh Gopani and Devang shah with effect from November 19, 2013. The scheme was earlier managed by Devang Shah.

HDFC MF removes exit load from HDFC Gilt Fund- Long Term Plan HDFC MF removed the exit load from HDFC Gilt Fund- Long Term Plan, from the previous 0.25 % on redemptions within three months. The change will be effective from November 25, 2013.

Changes in Canara Robeco Mutual Fund Canara Robeco MF has announced that Independent Director DK Kapila has resigned from the board of Canara Robeco Asset Management Company.

Be Cautious And Buy USD/INR Futures On Dips PRAMIT BRAHMBHATT

is CEO of Alpari Financial Services (India)

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« FOREX

t the start of last week the Rupee traded strong taking cues from the local equities which rose more than 2% on last Monday, to mark their biggest single-day gain in a month, tracking gains in other Asian markets, cheered by the prospect of extended stimulus in the United States and real economic reform in China. But in the second half of the last week the Rupee depreciated and gave up all its gain taking cues

from dollar which traded strong after the minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s October policy meeting suggested that the central bank could soon move to taper monetary stimulus. Resistance for USD/INR (Spot) pair is at 63.40 63.50 levels; if these levels are breached convincingly then expect Rupee to depreciate further over 64.00 levels. The trading range for the USD/INR pair for the week is expected to be within 62 to 64. It is recommended to be cautious and Buy USDINR Futures on dips with the appropriate stop loss as Rupee is expected to depreciate against dollar. Pivot Point for the Pair is at 62.59 and below is the Support & Resistance levels. FOMC minutes surprised the markets stating that the possibility to start tapering has been discussed for the months ahead. At this stage, we do not know when the QE unwind will start, yet we are willing to believe that it will start. Despite the Fed Chair-designate Yellen’s reluctance to remove monetary support given the fragility of US recovery, markets are pricing in the tapering. There are two good things about the unwinding of the QE3. Firstly, it will prevent the Fed’s

balance sheet to expand forever. As of November 13th, the Fed’s total assets reached USD 3.9 trillion - historical high - and will soon run above USD 4 trillion with Fed continuing to buy USD 85bn worth bonds every month. This is quite a big number and Fed should gently reduce the expansion of its balance sheet before it runs into a wall. Secondly, the Fed’s injection of USD 85bn on monthly basis created an artificial cheap money environment and triggered unusually high

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asset prices all over the world. Although we are not going to qualify the rising asset prices as bubble (a bubble is only recognized as bubble when it bursts), the growing uncertainties and unanswered questions (are the current valuations on equity markets too rich?) trigger volatility spikes and keep the liquidity in the financial markets preventing the transmission to real economy. A QE-unwind timetable should help to remedy to these uncertainties and high volatilities. Despite a selloff expected in the equities and EM markets, the next equilibrium (although lower) should be more stable one. Gold’s drop to a four-month low this week which is expected to attract buyers in Asia, but the demand would curb as consumers may be waiting for the market to go even lower. Spot gold fell to $1,240.69 an ounce on last Wednesday, its lowest since early July, on fears the US Federal Reserve could soon begin rolling back its stimulus measures. The metal has been trading below $1,300 an ounce for nearly two weeks but demand has failed to pick up much, as Asian consumers already bought a lot at the time of earlier price drops this year.

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Foreign Companies Bullish On Indian Infrastructure Market T

By A Business Reporter

hough the Indian economy is recovering slowly, foreign construction equipment companies seem to be still bullish on its future. This optimism was once again reinforced by a big jump in the number of foreign participants in Excon 2013, the 7th edition of South Asia’s biggest exhibition of Construction Equipment (CE), organized by the CII, currently being held inBangalore from 20th to 24th of November, 2013 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore. Excon 2013 witnessed the participation of over 20 countries from across the globe. There has been increasing participation from countries like China, Germany, Japanand South Korea besides many other countries. Of course, the overall Percentage of companies participating in the exhibition has also gone up by 17 per cent from 2011 to 2013. Out of the total participants at the Excon 2013, the international participants constitute 29 percent. The increasing participation of international companies demonstrates the fact that India has tremendous scope for being a manufacturing hub for construction and equipment industry. Among the foreign participants China has once again dominated Excon 2013 with more than 100 companies taking part in the exhibition. At Excon 2013, a 11 member delegation of renowned CE component manufacturers from KOCEMA (Korea Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association) participated in the exhibition for exploring the business opportunities in components manufacturing and outsourcing. Reflecting the positive mood on India, the Chinese excavator and wheel loader manufacturing company LiuGong said that it has seen good response in Excon 2013. Rohit Punjabi, Assistant Director, Strategy & Marketing Department, LiuGong India said, “This is our third exhibition in Excon. So far we were present in the corporate market, now we have entered the retail market too. He said that LiuGong got good number of visitors and enquiries from customers coming fromNorth India, apart from people coming from the southern part of the country. “This shows that we are getting enquiries from customers who are serious about their business, this is a very good sign. We expect a turnaround in demand in the next 8 months or so,” Punjabi said. Going by the encouraging response from customers, the Korean entity Hyundai Construction Company also thinks that Excon is an excellent platform to reach out to the customers. The company has launched two products in Excon 2013. Dheeraj Panda, Head – Sales and Marketing, Hyundai Construction Equipment India said, “Participation in Excon is very strategic to our operation and business because the exhibition attracts a large number of serious visitors.” Hyundai, which has a manufacturing and assembly facility at Chakkan, near Pune, is confident of increasing its market share in excavators from 18 per cent now to 20 per cent in the next year. He said that though the overall construction equipment market is down by 25 per cent, the long term growth story for India still holds good. The German road construction and mining equipment major the Wirtgen Group is also bullish on India’s long term growth and is in the process of expanding its production and assembly facility in India., said Neena Nikam, Assistant Manager – Marketing Services, Writgen India Pvt Ltd. She thinks in the long term, the India growth story is still intact. “People from abroad are watching India with a lot of interest. They know that even though the speed of development has slowed down in the recent years, but for a growing economy like India the infrastructure sector and construction industry will prosper in the long run. There is no dispute about it,” Nikam said.

Manufacturing Growth In Revival Mode

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« SPOTLIGHT

He said the problem in India was that manufacturing in India was not as strong as it should be. “If you see India’s requirement, we need manufacturing on a massive scale and we have no option but to succeed. The government has announced a National Manufacturing with the aim of generating 100 million jobs and we have to create an environment to make that happen,” he said. The world was no longer with the Anglo-Saxon model of financial services and veering back to the importance of manufacturing, particularly after seeing the success of Germany, he pointed out . “A recent survey of global CEOs found India to be the 4th most popular manufacturing destination after US, Germany and China,” he said, adding that most CEOs now believe the worst is over and the economy is on the road to recovery. Bharat Forge Chairman and Managing Director, Baba Kalyani, said Indian manufacturing was in the ICU. “Over the last 7 to 8 years, imports of manufactured items have gone up due to the removal of imports duty, coinciding with a drop in our industrial productivity in manufacturing. The fundamental problem is that there is nothing to manufacture because everything we need is imported,” he said. Kalyani regretted the fact that manufacturing as a share of GDP had come down from 17% a few years ago to 14.6% at present, while the dream was to make manufacturing account for 25% of GDP by 2025. However he said that there is no country in the world that is more competitive than India in manufacturing. “We have the skills set and the capability if channelled in the right direction, and urged Indian companies to look at more exports and adding value to their products,” he said. Larsen and Toubro Managing Director & CEO,K Venkataraman mentioned how his company had bucked the economic downturn by increasing its exports and achieving excellence in its various verticals, and urged others to do the same. “Given the size of India, the domestic market would

There is a distinct slump in Indian manufacturing. Its GDP growth has slipped from an average of 10 % between 2005 and 2011 (compound annual growth rate) to 2.7 % in 2011/2012 and a meagre 1 % in 2012/13. The Manufacturing’s share in India’s overall GDP now stands at 15.1 % - the lowest share in the last decade. However, CEOs of manufacturing houses are seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

“T

By Mayura Shanbaug he present depression has bottomed out and with economic revival is on its way back, the manufacturing sector will soon get back to the 14 -16% growth rate, which was the norm a decade ago,” said Ajay Shankar, Member Secretary of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council while delivering the Inaugural Address at the CII 12th Manufacturing Summit, last week. Shankar pointed out that business cycles were part of economic life in all open economies and India would have to come to terms with such cycles. “Economics as a field evolved to study business cycles with limited success,” he said.

always remain the focus of the company,” he said. Venkataraman pointed out that India still had sectors that provided enormous opportunities to manufacturers such as nuclear power and defence industry, which are just opening up. Jamshyd N Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co said the growth slowdown has put the focus on what industry can do. Godrej also praised the small and medium enterprises (SME), which he said are critical to the manufacturing ecosystem. “SME contribute a lot and we need to look into the infrastructural and structural problems faced by them,” he added. Pradeep Bhargava, Immediate Past Chairman, CII WR (western region), and Director, Cummins Generator Technologies India, said that MNCs were increasingly looking at India to set up their manufacturing units. He also said that collectively, industry had failed to influence the government to bring in policies favourable for manufacturing. According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report, over the next five years, most manufacturers are likely to prioritise exports across all sectors. “Industry would have to learn and prepare to operate in a volatile environment, which could be caused by a depreciating rupee or an earthquake in some part of the world,” said Arindam Bhattacharya, Director of BCG. “It is believed that by 2015, the US will become one of the most manufacturing competitive nations in the world, there are changes taking place in China, Africa is rising… all the companies that adapt to these present turbulence will thrive,” he said. “The rebound in manufacturing could be exports-led. Consumer sentiment in India is still feeble and the rupee’s depreciation against the dollar has meant that India has become more competitive as a destination for manufacturing,” said Bhattacharya. He pointed to sectors such as food processing where India hasn’t done too well – “With a favourable currency, there is now an opportunity,” he said.

The Art Of Selecting The Right Employee JAGDEEP KAPOOR is CMD of Samsika Marketing Consultancy

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« BRAND MANAGEMENT

he placement season would be starting in the next few months and a lot of candidates will be selected by a number of companies in various functional areas. Candidates will come with their own hopes, aspirations and dreams and of course a whole set of expectations. Companies on the other side will be very clear and keen about the number as well as of the profile of the candidates they would want in their organisation to help them grow and prosper. There are certain key things which need to be looked at before selecting the appropriate or if you like the right candidate. Before doing that it is important to break some myths. While doing the selection process, one would come across certain expectations from the candidates and certain expectations from the organisation, which I feel would

be a little unwarranted. For example, from the candidates side, they would expect to get on to the top positions very soon or would want to hold strategic sessions hardly within a month of joining, which by any stretch of imagination is not possible. The first few months, in fact the first few years go down in building a good grounding, foundation and learning the basics of business for that functional area. Another expectation from the candidate would be the ideal conditions in the organisation which they would be dealing with. This is far from reality. There are organisations which have good environment, but ideal conditions may not be there. There are organisations which have very strong systems but may not have professional attitude. On the other hand, there could be a number of them who have a professional attitude but lack systems. Important is not what is an overall or generally best organisation, but the organisation which is relevant to your needs and capabilities, that would be the best for you. Similarly, the other myths which need to be removed are from the organisations’ side. Many a time the organisation expects an MBA candidate to be fully equipped and skilled into nitty gritties as well as nuances of certain highly functional areas. This would not be fair to the candidate because the candidate would have just gone through an academic exercise for two years, may have done a lot of practical projects across corporates, but still is in his or her formative stage, and therefore cannot be expected to think like a seasoned or an experienced person. Thus asking very technical and highly skilled questions may be unfair to the candidates. While it is important for

the organisations do have to make sure that there is a working knowledge of the subject and there are specifics which candidates are aware of at a threshold level, definitely specialists level of knowledge at a high degree is certainly trying to be too ambitious. On the other hand organisations should look for, and many do rightly so, attitudinal, behavioural as well as growth prospects. While family background is important so is educational background and so is the aspect of training, summer projects, academic projects which were done – all constituting a part of background. On the other hand, assessing whether people have a positive attitude, a drive in them, are aggressive or are

adaptable or even to the extent of having an open mind. These traits are important because many of the MBA candidates are raw diamonds and are extremely good raw material, which if well moulded, trained and skilled could contribute not only to their own growth but to the growth and prosperity of the organisation. Thus one has to make sure that the candidate is fair in terms of expectations towards the organisation and the organisation is fair in terms of expectations from the candidate. Any over or under expectation from either side leads to dissonance or leads to dissatisfaction and therefore within a few months, frustration. Selecting the appropriate or relevant candidate is of

course not an easy task. It is a task which has to be thought through keeping in mind the ethos of the organisation, the vision of the company, the mission statement and the corporate culture that the company adopts. No two companies could be similar. Similarly no two candidates could be similar. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses and each of them have potential to grow in certain directions. Selecting the appropriate candidate and giving a job opportunity or for that matter a career option is a responsible and accountable task. However, those candidates who do not make it in a particular organisation should not get disappointed because may be it is not that they were not up to the standard or that they were above the standard but in terms of relevance to the need of the organisation or in terms of relevance, in terms of attitude or behavioural traits, the organisation and the candidate may not have had the best desired fit and hence there could be others waiting for them which could be appropriate or relevant to them. Similarly organisations need not get disappointed for missing certain candidates, because may be there would be others who would be relevant to them and they would be appropriate for the building growth, sales and market share and brands. Selecting an MBA candidate is a sensitive issue and to my mind should be treated sensitively with care and a certain amount of empathy. Copyright © 2013, All rights reserved. Jagdeep Kapoor can be contacted at jk@samsika.com

MUMBAI | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

« STRAIGHT TALK ROOP KARNANI

is a Senior Journalist, Author and Industry Analyst

Signals From The U.S.

J

anet Yellen, the President’s nominee to become the next Fed Chairperson, was cleared by the US Senate Committee on Finance, by a vote of 14 to 8, in which 3 Republicans voted in her favour and 1 Democrat against her. Now her nomination will go to the full Senate, where she is expected to win the vote comfortably. In the 100 member Senate, the Democrats control 55 votes and she needs just a handful of Republican votes to get to the 60 mark, which will seal her appointment as the next Fed Chairperson, when Ben Bernanke steps down on 31st January 2014. Janet Yellen, now number two to Ben Bernanke is on course to become the most powerful women in the world of finance. Janet is considered as a dove, when it comes to maintaining an easy money stance and will help the US economy and jobs in the US recover further, until the recovery is seen to be robust. She has already given clear indications that she would continue QE3 bond purchases and will not start the tapering process until and unless there are clear data points which indicate a sustainable growth momentum in the US economy. The 2% growth of US GDP is considered good, but seems to be fragile as of now, unless it is supported by a robust jobs data. The profit-booking seen last week in the Indian bourses is largely a course correction after a rapid rise in the Sensex a little earlier. We will have bouts of sharp profit-taking whenever there is a run up in the indices and stock valuations. But one must take heart from the fact, that, while about a month back, the trade in equities was largely being driven by 5 or 6 IT & Pharma stocks, today the Nifty and Sensex remain in the same range, but there are many more sectors showing solid signs of participation. For example, auto stocks, oil, gas & petroleum stocks, select FMCG stocks, select telecom stocks and such others. The direct tax bill to be introduced in the winter session of the parliament may see quite a few amendments that might benefit both – the Government and the taxpayers. My personal view is that the tax exemption slab of Rs. 2.5 lakhs should be raised to Rs.5 lakhs. This will make more people pay taxes and thereby increase the tax base and revenue collection. Rs. 5 lakhs would be a more reasonable and practical level, considering the high inflation existing for 4 successive years. Only 3% of the 1 billion plus population of India are individuals who pay income tax. This is skewed because of one policy of the Government which has been in existence since independence. That is to exempt agricultural income from I Tax. In the last 66 years, this policy has lost its relevance. 70% of India’s population has agricultural income and they don’t pay income tax. Today, this also includes several rich farmers, who enjoy tax exemption. Why then the distinction between agri income and others? Anyone who earns more than Rs.10 lakhs a year should pay income tax, whether he/she is an agriculturist or not. This is sure to widen the tax base to atleast 3 times and would substantially increase government revenues, while protecting small farmers. There is also a strong case to lower income tax rates all round. If this is done, more people would pay tax honestly and revenues would increase rather than decrease. V.P. Singh was the first FM to try this, and to everyone’s surprise, tax collection went up drastically.


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« TOP VIEW

Subsidy burden is now almost becoming backbreaking. They are saying that this year’s burden (combined) will be around Rs 1,40,000 crore. Ultimately what is important is how much the government is looking to take the burden. If the government passes everything to us, then what happens? — ONGC Chairman & MD Sudhir Vasudeva

« BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS KARVY STOCK BROKING CALLS A ‘BUY’ ON J&K BANK

Weakness Persists

NSE India : CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Monday (November 25, 2013) By Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY:

The Nifty fell marginally on Friday (November 22, 2013) a net 3.60 points (0.06%) and closed at the 5995 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 6027 points level. It then turned into a range bound movement until 11.30 a.m. The index then rose sharply and registered the day’s high at the 6049 points level at 12.28 p.m. It then declined sharply into the red and registered the day’s low at the 5972 points level at 2.55 p.m. The index then rose and turned into a range bound movement to close the day on a flat note. The Nifty witnessed a volatile session, moved in a range of 77 points and closed below the psychologically important 6000 points level for the second consecutive session. Sentiment was mixed and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 26 were gainers, while 24 were losers. While substantial buying was seen in capital goods, substantial selling was seen in auto stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) decreased 12.25%. This change is substantial and indicates a less than full participation by investors. Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst all the traded stocks, 621 were gainers, 744 were losers and 67 remained unchanged. Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has declined and has entered the over-sold zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is below the slow D line (negative if it continues).

RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 40 level and is now turned flat (positive if it rises). MACD Indicator: The MACD is above zero but is now declining (negative if it continues). It is below its 9-day Average (negative).

Is above its 200-day average (at 5863) Positive.

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

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5921 points level. The next support is at the 5834 points level.

Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 6217 points level. The next resistance is at the 6357 points level.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intraday traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 6006 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5962. Support (2) = 5929. Resistance (1) = 6039. Resistance (2) = 6083. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY:

On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a third consecutive black body candle. This is negative. Further, the index is below its 5, 15 and 25 days moving averages and all the four averages are rising. Moreover, a bearish hook formation is visible on the 5 day moving average. The velocity parameters too indicate weakness. All these indicate a negative bias and the possibility of a further decline unfolding. Investors are advised to avoid buying at current levels.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is below the – DI line and both lines are flat. No signal here. The ADX is rising while the Market Index is flat. No signal here. MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Is below its 5-day average (at 6101) Negative. Is below its 15-day average (at 6138) Negative. Is below its 25-day average (at 6161) Negative.

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

CMP: Rs. 1180 Target Rs. 1540 Asset Quality uninterrupted with economic slowdown: Contrary to other PSU Banks which are struggling with sharp deterioration in their asset quality, J&K Bank has improved its GNPA by 20bps over last 2 years. Such an outperformance is attributable to superior domain expertise in SME and trade segment within state of J&K. Majority of personal loan within the State relates to housing and loans to State Government employees against which they hold salary account with the Bank. Even higher economic activity within state of J&K has helped the bank. For lending outside state of J&K, it sticks to better rated corporates. In addition to healthy provision coverage in excess of 90%, it also has a reasonably lower exposure to difficult sectors that provides us comfort on its asset quality going ahead. Upgrade estimates and target price; maintain BUY: We improved our FY14/15 estimates by 7/4% factoring in higher NIMs. Similarly we have increased our ABV estimates by 1/2% for FY14/15 respectively. Being adequately capitalized, it doesn’t need to raise equity capital for another 3 years. We believe banks ability to generate ROE over 20% on a consistent basis does make it a rerating candidate. We value it at 1.1x P/ABV for bank and Rs55 for its stake in Met Life thereby arriving a TP of Rs 1,540.

RELIGARE CALLS A ‘BUY’ ON CONCOR CMP: Rs. 719

Target Rs. 780

We recently visited JNPT port and CCRI’s neighbouring Dronagiri Rail Terminal (DRT). Overall, while we remain long-term positive on the sector and on CCRI given diversification via MMLPs, we recommend waiting for a better entry point into the stock. We expect ROEs to moderate over the next two years due to heavy investments in logistics parks. Maintain HOLD with a Dec’14 TP of Rs 780, based on 12.5x fwd P/E. Key takeaways from our management meet and site visit are outlined below. Mundra/Pipavav handle 12/8-10 rakes per day (on average) vs. ~15 for JNPT. Factors resulting in diversion of shippers/North India traffic to the Mundra/Pipavav ports are (1) capacity constraints and congestion at JNPT; (2) TAMP regulations (on revenue sharing and profitability of the terminal) which affect the terminal operator’s willingness to operate volumes at the port; (3) customers under 700km preferring road to rail transport; (4) discrepancy in final destination of the ICD.

ICICI DIRECT CALLS A ‘HOLD’ ON COLGATE PALMOLIVE

CMP: Rs. 1250 Target Rs. 1365 Colgate-Palmolive India Ltd (CPIL) is the country’s leading oral care player with its brand ‘Colgate’ present across all categories of oral health. Over the years, CPIL has been consistently ranked among the top three trusted brands of the country and has developed brand equity that has made the brand, Colgate, synonymous with the toothpaste category itself. The strong volume market share (April, 2013) at 55.4% and 41.5% in toothpaste and toothbrush, respectively, justifies the dominance it commands in the respective categories. Led by CPIL’s strong market position, the company has posted impressive revenue and PAT CAGR of 16.5% from FY08-13. We believe the oral care industry in India is poised to continue high growth led by increasing per capita consumption, increasing penetration in rural areas and premiumisation. However, the increasing competitive intensity in the segment could lead to a moderation in revenue and PAT CAGR for CPIL to 13.4% and 11.7%, respectively. We initiate coverage on the stock with a HOLD rating. Earnings growth to gain traction, attractively valued: Currently, the stock is trading at 27.5x its FY15E EPS of Rs 45.6/share, ~10% premium to its historic average. With strong growth in revenues and earnings at 16.5% CAGR (FY08-13), dominance in oral care and excellent return ratios, we believe this premium is justified. We have valued CPIL on a triangulated fair value of P/E, EV/EBITDA and DCF methodology, assigning it a target price of Rs 1365/share. Please send all business and corporate related mails to business@afternoondc.in


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MANOJ ASWANI

is VP at MyInsurance Club.com

« INSURANCE

Why should I invest in pension plan when the same amount if invested in ULIP will give more returns and that too tax free, then I can take annuity on that amount? —Mohan Tambe, Vashi If you are an investment savvy person, you can create your own pension fund by any instrument like Bank Fixed Deposits, Mutual Funds, etc. But if you need the long term pension incorporated in the plan, then Pension Plan is the only option. You can also create Structured Pension Plans by combining several Endowment or Unit Linked Insurance Plans to generate a Tax Free Pension for yourself. However, then the rate of Pension needs to be defined by you or as the situation now is when you plan. You cannot reap the benefits of the Pension Rates declared later. So, investing in a ULIP, taking tax free returns as Maturity Benefit under section 80D and then purchasing an Immediate Annuity Plan is a definite possibility if you are savvy with the entire system. If not, then Pension Plans are created for the investors who want to purchase a Deferred Annuity Plan and then not worry about pension later. I have a license of a private insurance

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company. Can I transfer my license to any Government insurance company? —Raman Gambhir, Dadar There is a Process of Transfer of License: You have to resign at your Present Private Insurance Company and apply for a license transfer. To change you company, you need to get an NOC from your insurance company by putting in your resignation and then requesting them to forward the same to IRDA. Thus, you can cancel your license by simply writing a resignation with a valid reason. This is usually a long process and gets initiated only if your insurer forwards the same to IRDA. In your letter of resignation addressed to the Manager under whom you are mapped, you also need to mention your license number and the reason for cancellation. After the same, you can apply for a change of insurance company on your license. However, before all this, you need to contact the insurance company you wish to join. They would help and guide you on the process. The Process can be summarized as: 1. To transfer IRDA license, you will first have to take resignation from the current agency that you are working for. 2. Fill in the ‘annexure A’ form to apply for an NOC from your present company. 3. The ‘annexure A’ form contains details of the policies handled by you like the Name of the Policy Owner, Address, Mobile No., Policy No., Plan No., Mode and Premium Amount. 4. The company usually gives the NOC within 90 days or resignation and submission of Transfer Form 5. Apply to IRDA with the copy of the NOC to transfer IRDA license. 6. After filing the application you will get the transfer usually within 15 days’ time span. You can surely opt for the composite license once it has been transferred and there is no confusion in that whatsoever.

In this plan, there are 2 sections for coverage: Under Section I, Building and Contents can be covered. The sum insured for the structure of the house is based on the Reinstatement Value, i.e. the Reconstruction Cost which depends on Built-Up Area of the House and the Cost of Construction in that Locality.  Under Section II, Burglary and Theft Coverage is provided as an Addition to the Building or Contents or both. This cannot be taken stand alone. The premium is determined by the Reconstruction Cost = Built – up area of the house * Cost of construction in your area / locality. For Contents / Valuables, The sum insured is based on the Market Value, i.e. the current cost - an allowance for depreciation, in the event of loss/damage. 

Key Features of HDFC ERGO Home Insurance Policy  It is a comprehensive Home Insurance Policy  There is coverage for Building, Contents as well as Burglary or Theft as an addition  The premium depends on the Reconstruction cost based on the Built-Up

sult specialists. You can surely plan your investments but you need to contact a Financial Planner for helping you out on the same lines. We would be able to provide assistance and guidance to help you on your Insurance Requirement but not for other investment. However, for us to be able to guide you on Investment requirement as well, you need to provide us with your risk appetite, insurance needs and family details. As far as insurance is concerned, this is not a pure investment product. Insurance always have an element of insurance and investment in the same kitty. Keeping all this in mind, if you still need protection along with investment and still wish to opt for Insurance policies, then you must decide whether you want Fixed Return Traditional Product or Variable Return Unit Linked Insurance Plan. Also the purpose of the Insurance Policy needs to be specific for us to help you choose a plan because all plans are good and only the investment objective can help you decide which plan to choose and why. (The author is Vice President at www.MyInsuranceClub.com, insurance comparison website in India. You may write to him at manoj@myinsuranceclub.com)

« PRODUCT REVIEW: HDFC ERGO HOME INSURANCE PLAN

By Manoj Aswani

DFC ERGO Home Insurance Plan is a comprehensive Home Insurance Plan. This Plan covers Building, Contents as well as Burglary and Theft on additional premium.

I am 63 year old and would like to invest Rs. 15 lakh to get some decent regular income. Please advice. —Sudhir Sonawane, Colaba Let us be clear about one thing at the outset. Please do not think Insurance as an Investment. In that case, your return on investment would not be justifiable because insurance has mortality for which the returns cannot be compared to any pure investment products like Mutual Funds, etc. Whether you need Fixed Deposit or Pension again depends on your need. Do you need returns in a fixed period, usually short term, then Fixed Deposits or lifelong income for covering the risk of living too long, then Pension. If you want an Investment for 7-10 years, then this is not the right forum. You should rather ask Investment specialists or Financial Planners or Portfolio Managers. We are Insurance Experts and would like to inform you that Insurance is not an investment. The primary objective of any Insurance Policy is protection and coverage and not returns. Hence if you need advice on pure investment products like Bank Fixed Deposits, Real Estate, Mutual Funds, etc. then you would have to con-

A Comprehensive Home Insurance Plan 

Area and the Cost of Construction in the Locality This policy can be taken by:  Individuals residing in flats or independent houses provided that the external walls are of burnt bricks/ stone / concrete blocks and RCC / RBC / Tiles / ACC roof  Home owners  Tenants (can opt only for the contents cover for fire as well as burglary)

What is covered under HDFC ERGO Home Insurance Policy? Benefits: Section I: Fire and Special Perils for Building and Contents, covers against:  Fire  Lighting  Explosion  Implosion  Aircraft Damage  Riots, Strikes and Malicious Damage  Storm  Cyclone  Typhoon  Tempest  Hurricane  Tornado

         

Flood and Inundation Impact Damage Subsidence and Landside including Rockslide Bursting and/or Overflowing of Water Tanks, Apparatus & Pipes Missile Testing Operations Leakage from Automatic Sprinkler Installations Bush Fire Earthquake, Volcanic Eruption And other Convulsions of Nature.

Section II: Burglary and Housebreaking Maturity Benefit – Being a Pure Protection Plan, there is no Maturity Benefit in this plan Income Tax Benefit – There are no tax benefits for Home Insurance Plans. Additional Features and Benefits of HDFC ERGO Home Insurance Plan Riders – There are additional riders in this plan under section II, i.e. Burglary and Theft as an additional feature. What happens in case of a Claim of HDFC ERGO Home Insurance Plan? In the event of any claim, one can call on the

toll-free helpline 1800-2-700-700 or 1800226-226 to register the claim at the earliest with the details of the nature of loss, location of loss, amount of loss (approx. estimation) and policy number for reference.

Documents to be filed for Claim: Duly filled and signed Claim Form  List of items lost in the event with their purchase bill or receipt  Police FIR/Charge Sheet (Notarized Copy)  Occupancy Certificate (Notarized Copy)  Fire Brigade Report (Notarized Copy)  Invoices (in case available for Contents)  Repair Bills (in original) 

Exclusions of HDFC ERGO Home Insurance Plan This policy will not pay under:  In the Willful destruction of property  Loss or damage caused by depreciation or wear and tear and consequential loss of any kind  Loss or damage contributed to by nuclear weapons material ans/or lonizing radiations  Loss or damage arising from any consequences of war, invasion, act of foreign enemy, hostilities etc.

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Poll officials check Elctronic Voting Machines (EVM) and other election materials distributed to them before Madhya Pradesh state assembly elections in Bhopal on Sunday.

EC proposal to SC seeks poll ban on those facing serious charges N

EW DELHI: Election Commission has proposed before Supreme Court that any person against whom a court has framed charges for offences punishable with a jail term of five years or more should be barred from contesting polls. In an affidavit filed in the apex court, EC said that after being named in a case, a person ceases to have the integrity which is a must for any candidate seeking high

public office. “(After the framing of charges), the integrity and character of the accused is under scrutiny and he ceases to have the requisite excellence and integrity to be considered as a candidate for high public office," EC said in its affidavit. Supreme Court is hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by the NGO, Public Interest Foundation, demanding a ban on persons

charged with criminal offences from contesting polls. The matter will come up for hearing on Monday. Earlier, while hearing the petition, the apex court had asked EC to file its response in the matter. EC had earlier said that it was pertinent to note that the framing of charges against an accused is done after the allegations and evidence have undergone judicial scrutiny.

EW DELHI: The Goa police yesterday started recording statements of three witnesses with whom the Tehelka woman journalist had reportedly spoken to after the alleged sexual assault on her by the magazine’s editor, Tarun Tejpal These are three colleagues of the victim with whom she had interacted soon after the alleged assault happened at a Goa hotel around a fortnight ago. She had also reportedly sent them e-mailed copies of her complaint to Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhary. The statements were being Tehelka managing editor Shoma recorded at at Goa Sadan Chaudhary.

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EW DELHI: Files containing details of the government's plan of reviewing its fight against graft as part of a mandatory obligation under the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) are "not presently traceable". Replying to an RTI query, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which acts as the nodal authority for anti- graft matters, said the files related to UNCAC were not traceable. "It is informed that the implementation section has been constituted only recently and the complete set

of the relevant files are in the process of being organised. "The files relating to your subject of request are not presently traceable in the section. However, efforts are being made to locate the files," DoPT said in its reply to an RTI query filed by PTI. "As and when the said files become physically available, the complete reply to your request on the aforesaid point will be furnished. The delay and inconvenience caused is regretted," DoPT said in its reply dated November 11. DoPT was asked to provide details as to the government's plan of conducting a self-

relying on its various regional satraps who have been tasked with the responsibility of leading the party's charge in their strongholds. Despite having an incumbent CM, the ruling party has been rather ambiguous on the leadership issue in the event of it retaining power. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has assigned a group of senior state leaders the job of ensuring the victory of party candidates in the regions of their influence, state part

evaluation study to assess the implementation of the UN convention. UNCAC, which acts as a universal legal instrument to globally deal with the menace of corruption, was ratified by India on May 9, 2011. India is slated for a review in the ongoing fiscal 2013- 14 by government experts from two other member countries who are signatories to UNCAC. DoPT had in May last year floated a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the holding of a self-evaluation study by independent experts on India's compliance with UNCAC.

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BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election campaign rally at Anta town in Baran District of Rajasthan on Sunday. AIPUR: As campaigning reaches a crescendo in Rajasthan, ruling Congress and challenger BJP are banking upon two starkly different styles of electioneering to romp home in Assembly elections scheduled for December 1. The BJP's attempt to dethrone Ashok Gehlot government is being powered largely by the charisma of its chief ministerial candidate Vasundhara Raje coupled with Narendra Modi factor while Congress seems to be

here, sources said. The woman journalist had also reportedly mentioned the name of her three colleagues in the complaint and said Chaudhary could corroborate facts about the incident from them. The sources said police are likely to question Tejpal later in the day. Meanwhile, Tejpal's lawyer said the Goa police are yet to contact his or his client. Tejpal's arrest is not being ruled out. Chaudhary was on Saturday questioned for more than eight hours by the Goa police's special investigation team. Statements of Chaudhary and other employees were recorded by the IO.

Key anti-corruption files ‘not traceable’: Govt

BJP banks on Raje, Modi charisma against Cong regional satraps

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Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgenders (LGBT) at the Delhi Queer Pride parade 2013 in New Delhi on Sunday.


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TV GUIDE

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MUMBAI | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

A series of articles designed to hand hold SSC students as they revise towards the Boards 2014

LIMITLESS

TODAY’S BEST VIEWING

 An action-thriller about a writer who takes an experi-

mental drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his mind. As one man evolves into the perfect version of himself, forces more corrupt than he can imagine mark him for assassination. Out-of-work writer Eddie Morra’s (Cooper) rejection by girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) confirms his belief that he has zero future. That all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to NZT, a designer pharmaceutical that makes him laser focused and more confident than any man alive. Now on an NZT-fueled odyssey, everything Eddie’s read, heard or seen is instantly organized and available to him. As the former nobody rises to the top of the financial world, he draws the attention of business mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who sees this enhanced version of Eddie as the tool to make billions. But brutal side effects jeopardize his meteoric ascent. With a dwindling stash and hit men who will eliminate him to get the NZT, Eddie must stay wired long. HBO, 9 p.m.

SOAPS & SERIALS

SASURAL SIMAR KA

 In tonight’s episode we will see that Shaurya will scare Roli

again by saying that he left the gas knob on and he tells her that Jhanvi will be going to the kitchen to make halwa for everyone. Roli panics after hearing the same. Col or s, 7.30 p.m.

DEXTER

 Saxon asks Vogel to help him like she helped Dexter. Dexter

plans to quit his job, and tells Debra he’s moving to Argentina with Hannah and Harrison. Clayton becomes suspicious that Dexter is leaving at the same time Hannah is rumored to be in Miami. Debra returns to Miami Metro and rekindles her relationship with Quinn, who has broken up with Jamie. Star Worl d, 10 p.m.

ANIMAL PLANET’S A TO Z

 Wild animals rely on their instincts as opposed to learned be-

haviors. Explore about the various wild animals at ANIMAL PLANET’S A TO Z. Animal Planet, 10 p.m.

AFRICA

 The series reveals Africa as you’ve never seen it before. This

is a journey through five diverse regions of an amazing continent, taking you seamlessly from the wild terrain of extraordinary landscapes to intimate encounters with its mesmerising creatures. From the beauty and serenity of the soaring Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope, from the brooding jungles of the Congo to the raging Atlantic Ocean: experience unexplored rainforests, never-before-filmed mountain ranges and even snow-covered desert. Each episode promises intimate, eye-toeye encounters with extraordinary wildlife, ventures into genuinely unexplored places, capturing never-seen-before behaviour, even of the most familiar wildlife. Discover y, 8 p.m.

MEAN MACHINES

 MEAN GREEN MACHINES is a fast paced show, which explores

the latest, hottest and greenest vehicles fresh from inventive minds to just off the assembly line. Discover y Sci ence, 9.30 p.m.

PYAR KA DARD HAI MEETHA MEETHA PYARA PYARA

 Adi has dropped Govardhan and family to the airport rubel

feels bad he couldn’t say bye to them he actually means Payal 2

UNDERWORLD EVOLUTION

Sasural Simar Ka, Colors, 7.30 p.m.

rest no one seems to notice pankhu is seeing this before she can react chote nana and family come wth there bags and are leaving for good. Preeti over hears out about the fact that she has a kidney problem and high chances of miscarrying. CBI comes and takes Kapil away all sad but smile for kapil as per his request they all leave. Here avantika shares her idea of Payal 1 with Rubel Adi loves d idea here payal 2 who is in kullu says she is leaving and we reveal that she has a boyfriend who her father doesn’t approve of she gets angry goes off and Kamini says I have a good rishta for payal 2 she tells govardhan and her brother about rubel and doing his rishta with payal 2 Kamini mami calls up Pankhu and here adi tells avantika I will handle it. Star Plus, 10 p.m.

SAPNE SUHANE LADAKPAN KE

 Gunjan urges her neighbours to stand up and be there for her

when she needs them. Zee T V, 7.30 p.m.

MAHABHARAT

 Arjun fights with Duryodhana, and binds him with ice, so that he cannot move. Dronacharya, proud of his student, happily proclaims Arjun the best archer of the world. Karna enters the arena and challenges Arjun to a duel. Karna is told by Kripacharya that he cannot contest because he is a ‘soot putr’. Karna is about to leave the arena when Duryodhana approaches him, declares him the King of Anga and promises to be his friend for life. Arjun accepts to fight with Karna. Star Pl us, 8.30 p.m.

MOVIES OF THE DAY

 Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Se-

 Ishaqzaade depicts the love story of two defiant, rebellious in-

 A tough detective’s mother comes to visit him, and promptly

starts trying to fix up his life, much to his embarrassment. For his birthday she buys him a machine gun out of the back of a van, and begins to further interfere with his job and love life, eventually helping him with a case he’s on. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams, Zee Studio, 8.40 p.m.

MALAMAAL WEEKLY

 Malaamal Weekly is the story of Leelaram (Paresh) a lottery

ticket vendor in a small town. One day, Leelaram learns that from 105 lottery tickets sold from his shop, one of the villagers has won the lottery. To find out who it is, he throws a party at home, where you have to flash your lottery ticket at the entrance like an invite. At Leelaram’s party, 104 people turn up. He tallies up the numbers and realises the missing man — a certain Anthony — is the winner. He heads to Anthony’s house and finds him dead in front of the television set. Filmy, 9 p.m.

THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM

 An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cin-

ema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a

8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 11.00

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.30

Underworld Evolution, Star Movies, 9 p.m.

Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. Pix, 9 p.m.

PYAAR TUNE KYA KIYA

 Ria Jaiswal lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with her mom

and dad. As she is the only child in this family, her parents dot on her and give in to her every wish. As a child she saw a toy on TV and asked her dad to get it. When he told her that he was unable to do, she stopped speaking and eating - until her dad somehow managed to get the toy from America. Subsequently, Ria’s mom passed away. Years later, Ria has now grown up to be a very attractive young woman. She meets with Jai, a photographer from Style Magazine, she models and is very attracted to him. She tells her dad that she wants to get married and goes to Jai’s house to get him to meet her dad. When she reaches his house in Lokhandwala Complex, she finds out that he is already married to a woman named Geeta, and very much in love with her. A betrayed Ria, unable to get Jai out of her mind, obsesses over him - and decides that he and she are meant for each other - and sets about to carry her task - to force Jai to accept, CVO, 9 p.m.

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ZEE TV P.M. 2.00 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 2.30 Ek Muthi Aasman 3.00 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 3.30 Pavitra Rishta 4.00 Qubool Hai 4.30 Ek Muthi Aasman 6.00 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 6.30 Pavitra Rishta 7.00 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 7.30 Sapne Suhane

6.00 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi… 6.30 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai 7.00 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 7.30 Firangi Bahu 8.00 Haunted Nights: Kaun Hai Who? 8.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 9.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti… 9.30 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati 10.00 Firangi Bahu 10.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali. 11.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi toh Beti Hee SAB TV P.M. 2.00 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah.. 2.30 FIR

9.00 Marvelous Marven 10.00 Animal Planet’s A to Z 11.00 Killing For A Living P.M. 2.00 3.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00 P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.50 5.15 6.00 7.00 8.00

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Secrets of the Universe Against The Elements Future Weapons Some Assembly Required How It’s Made The Gadget Show Antariksh How It’s Made

Crazy Ones Welcome To The Family Castle The Neighbors Two and A Half Men Masterchief Australia Castle Best of Koffee with Karan The Neighbors Two And A Half Men Masterchief Australia Dexter Castle ZEE CAFÉ

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Mahabharat, Star Plus, 8.30 p.m. 8.00 8.30

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Ladakpan Ke Jodha Akbar Do dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se Pavitra Rishta. Qubool Hai Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi Punarvivaah Jodha Akbar

LIFE OK P.M. 2.00 Best of Savdhaaan India 7.30 Gustakh Dil 8.00 Devo Ke Dev Mahadev 8.30 Ek Boond Ishq 9.00 Do Dil… Ek Jaan 9.30 Tumhari Paakhi 10.00 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai-Ajab Sa Risk Hai 10.30 Savdhaan India P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30

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P.M 2.00 Haunted Nights 2.30 Aakhir Bhau Bhi…. 3.00 Film

26/11 Special..., History, 8 p.m.

3.00 Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyar 3.30 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah… 7.30 Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyar 8.00 Baal Veer 8.30 Taarak 9.00 Chidiya Ghar 9.30 Jeanie Aur Juju 10.00 Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir 10.30 F I R 11.00 Taarak Mehta

ZEE MARATHI P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee 2.30 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat 3.00 Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 3.30 Radha Hi Bawri 4.00 Fu Bai Fu 5.00 Tu Thithe Mee 5.30 Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 6.00 Ek Lagnachi Tisari Goshat 6.30 Home Minister 7.00 Tu Tithe Mee 7.30 Radha Hi Bawri 8.00 Honnar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 9.00 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat 9.30 Fu Bai Fu 10.30 Radha Hi Bawri 11.00 Honnar Suun Me Hya Gharachi P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00

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MOVIE CHANNELS

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9.00 Shrikant 9.30 Saraswatichandra 10.00 Bhart Ki Shaan-RumJhum 11.00 DOOSRA AADMI: Film. Rishi Kapoor

DDII(METRO CHANNEL) P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

News in Hindi. News. Sports News Repoter’s Diary Samachar. The News. Samachar. Rajyon Se Samachar. 6.05 Metro Scan 6.30 Business Wrap

Doosra Aadmi, DDI, 11 p.m.

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Khel Samachar Focus Samachar News in Hindi. Samachar Charcha Main Aankhon Dekhi Khel Samachar

9.00 Strangest Weather on Earth 9.30 Mean Machines 10.00 Combat Countdown 11.00 The Gadget Show

HISTORY P.M. 2.00 Baggage Battles 2.30 16/11 Special 60 Hours 3.30 Dynamo: Magician Impossible 4.30 Ancient Aliens 5.30 Baggage Battles 6.00 Hidden Cities 6.30 Pawn Stars 7.00 History Untamed: Humming Bird 8.00 26/11 Special Perfect Terrorist 9.00 Your Bleeped Up Brain 10.00 Pawn Stars 10.30 Counting Cars 11.00 Ancient Aliens: Emperors Kings and Pharaohs NAT GEOGRAPHIC P.M. 2.00 Africa’s Deadliest 3.00 Super Cars Week 4.00 Taboo 5.00 The Indestructible 5.30 Golden Chariot 6.00 Cat Wars 7.00 Caught in the Act 8.00 The Indestructibles 10.00 Super Cars Week 11.00 Taboo

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STARMOVIES

Wall-E Jurassic Park III The Adventures of Tintin Prometheus Underworld: Evolution The Tourist

Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Man’s Chest 11.30 Prometheus

HBO

P.M. 2.37 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: the Cradle of Life 4.52 Mirror Mirror 6.59 I Am Legend 9:00 Limitless 11.15 The Twilight Saga: Twilight A.M. 7.16 Bloodsport 9.02 Beerfest 11.04 Mirror Mirror P.M 1.00 2.40 5.00 6.00 8.40 10.30 A.M. 11.25

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P.M. 2.00 The Lying Game 3.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 4.00 Just For Laughs 6.00 The Lying Game 7.00 The Ellen Degeneres 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 8.30 Mike and Molly 9.00 Lost 10.00 The Laying Game 11.00 Poirot

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lena and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy. Star Movies, 9 p.m .

dividuals: a passionate love story about two fiery bloods played by Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra who are ignited by extreme dislike. The Chauhans and the Qureshis are two political families, whose rivalry and shared hatred for one another goes back generations. Parma (Arjun Kapoor) is a unpredictable, good-fornothing local enforcer and grandson to the patriarch chauvinist Grandfather Chauhan who often takes digs at Parma for being useless and the son of a his widowed daughter-in-law — whom he considers a bad omen. Zoya (Parineeti Chopra) is the ferocious, trigger-happy, hot-tempered, much-loved only daughter in a house full of men / brothers who are fiercely protective of her. Max, 9 p.m.

STAR PLUS P.M. 2.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 2.30 Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon.. 3.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha 3.30 Ek Ghar Banaunga 4.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 4.30 Nach Baliye 5.00 Ek Veer Ki ArdaasVeera 5.30 Mahabharat 6.00 Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon-Ek Baar Phir 6.30 Ek Ghar Banaunga 7.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 7.30 Saraswati Chandra 8.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 8.30 Mahabharat 9.00 Diya Aur Bati Hum 9.30 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain 10.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai…. 10.30 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas – Veera 11.00 Mahabharat

P.M. 12.00 2.28 4.17 6.38 9.00 11.17 A.M. 7.56 10.21

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American Pie 2 The Lincoln Lawyer Marvel Anime Blade Miami Vice Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot D-Tox

The Tudors

9.30 Foreignchi Patlin: Grish Pardeshi

CARTOON NETWORK

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Tom and Jerry Tales Oggy and the Cockroaches The Regular Show Adventure Time Ben 10 Omniverse Oggy and the Cockroaches K&B Kalvakra The Dark Enemy 9.00 Ben 10 Ultimate Allien 10.00 Johnny Test 11.00 Adventure Time A.M. 8.00 Gon 8.30 Tom and Jerry Kids Show 9.00 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien 10.00 Roll No 21 11.00 Tom and Jerry Blast off To Mars P.M. 1.00 4.00 5.00 8.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00 A.M.

POGO

Chhota Bheem Marathon Mr Bean Chhota Bheem Marathon Hagemaru Pokemon Takeshi’s Castle Sunaina MAD

PIX

Black Hawk Down The Expendables War of the Worlds Original Sin The Forbidden Kingdom Wild Things 2 Rocky II War of the Worlds

STAR GOLD

P.M. 12.45 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge 3.35 Vijaypath 6.15 Baap Numberi Beta Dus Numberi 9.00 Wanted A.M. 9.35 Aashiq

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Zee Studio, 8.40 p.m.

MAX

P.M. 1.00 Mr Natwarlal: Amitabh Bachchan 5.30 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya 9.00 Ishaqzaade: Arjun Kapoor A.M. 7.00 Don No 1: Nagarjuna 10.30 Veerta The Power

ZEE CINEMA

P.M. 2.30 Masterji: Rajesh Khanna 5.30 Bol Radha Bol: Rishi Kapoor 9.00 Judaai: Anil Kapoor

CVO

P.M. 2.00 Kalaakaar: Kunal Goswami, Sridevi 5.30 Sainik-The Love Story of A Soldier: Ashish Vidyarthi 9.00 Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya: Fardeen Khan A.M. 9.30 Nadaan: Navin Nischol P.M. 12.00 3.00 6.00 9.00

FILMY

Strangers: Jimmy Shergill Phir Milenge: Shilpa Shetty Daud: Sanjay Dutt Malamaal Weekly: Paresh Rawal

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P.M. 12.00 Agnivarsha: Raveena Tandon 3.00 Cover Story: Tabbu, Suresh Gopi 6.00 Ghatak: Sunny Deol 9.00 Kaala Cheetah: Vijay Sharmila Mandre A.M. 8.00 Budha Mil Gaya: Navin Nischol

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ZEE TALKIES

P.M. 2.00 Gammat Jammat: Sachin 4.30 Ek Daav Dhobipachad: Ashok Saraf 7.00 Mumbaicha Dabbewala: Bharat Jadhav

Yaar Tune Kya Kiya, CVO, 9 p.m.

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Thomas and Friends Kumbh Karan Chhota Bheem Mr Bean Chhota Bheem

DISNEY CHANNEL Doraemon Special Art Attack Have A Laugh Phineas and Ferb Best of Luck Nikki Doraemon Gravity Falls Doraemon Best of Luck Nikki Disney Q Art Attack Slokk Doraemon Doraemon Tale Spin Doraemon

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Kiteretsu Tron Uprising Randy Cunningham Iron Man Armored Adventures American Dragon Jake Long Phineas and Ferb Ultimate Spiderman Hulk VR Troopers Space Goofs Rekkit Rabbit Kiteretsu Super Robot Kick Buttowski


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MUMBAI | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

SOORAJ THAPAR AS POONAM DHILLON’S HUSBAND Sooraj Thapar is a well-known stage and TV actor, known for his shows like ‘Sasural Genda Phool’ and ‘Chandragupta Maurya.’ Now his most meaty role as Poonam Dhillon’s husband in the forthcoming SONY show ‘Ek Nayee Pehchaan’ is about to start and he is very upbeat about it. Sandeep Hattangadi caught up with the good looking Sooraj to talk about his new show. What is the scenario of the show Ek Nayee Pehchaan? It’s the story of a simple and unassuming and amiable Gujarati mother-inlaw who comes to terms with her weaknesses and a story of her self awakening and coming up in life. The mother-in-law is played by veteran actor Poonam Dhillon. What is your character in the show? I play her (Poonam’s) husband and we share a very cordial relationship along with my daughter played by Ankita Bhargava. It is said that the show is loosely based on Sridevi’s hit film English Vinglish? There may be a few similarities but the plot of this show is completely different.

Fit actor

Faisal Khan, who plays the young Pratap in Sony Entertainment Television’s popular epic drama ‘Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap’, is focusing on things other than acting. Faisal Khan who is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that he emerges as the young Maharana Pratap proficiently is now focusing heavily on his fitness regime as well. Faisal himself revealed that he is an ardent admirer of Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan and follows his commandments totally. So much so that, whenever Faisal gets time between shoots, he heads to the gym.

Car show

Discovery Turbo is lifting the hood on season six of the network’s signature series ‘Chasing Classic Cars’ beginning Monday, December 2 at 9 pm with 13 new episodes. Wayne Carini, host and legendary collector car archeologist, once again leads viewers into the exclusive world of high-end automobile collection where he finds, buys, restores and sells some of the finest, rarest

How is it like working on the show? It’s great to work with a veteran like Poonamjee with whom I share a good comfort level because I have done two popular plays Perfect Wife and Perfect Husband with more than 100 performances and I am thankful to her for recommending my name for this role. I have just shot for a few episodes but it has been a wonderful experience till now. Poonamjee is not new to television with a popular show like Kitty Party and a stint in the reality show Big Boss 3. How many episodes are we looking at? It’s very difficult to say because it all depends on the viewership and the acceptance of the show by the channel and a show might run for three or six

TV TATTLE vehicles ever made. Rahul Johri, Senior Vice President and General Manager – South Asia and Head of Revenue, Pan-Regional Ad Sales and Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Discovery Turbo brings for its viewers the most extraordinary and rare vehicles they love to watch”.

Dress sense

The adorable ‘beti’ of Sony Entertainment Television’s ‘Kehta hai Dil… Jee Le Zara’ Saanchi aka Sangeeta Ghosh has got something new to do these days. She is indulged in a new interest. Sangeeta Ghosh, who is currently shooting day and night for the show, is making sure that she utilises her valuable time by trying different looks in her Khandani attire. Sangeeta Ghosh is married to polo player Shailendra Singh Rajput of Jaipur. She has made her come-back to the small screen after six long years with Sony Entertainment Television.

months or even more if the content is good and I am sure my professional producers like Jay and Kinnari Mehta will leave no stone unturned to make the show a success along with a premier channel like SONY. You have worked in theatre and television. Which medium excites you more? Both the mediums are powerful and I am happy to be in both the mediums but stage gives me a real high and television helps me with the money for bread and butter. I have recently signed another Balaji show. And films? I have done a few like Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar but I am eagerly waiting for good offers.

Bon Appetite!

TLC takes an unforgettable trip setting out on a gastronomic adventure in South East Asia with ‘Gordon’s Great Escape’. Gordon Ramsay goes back on the road doing what he loves most - searching out the best food in the world and testing himself in extreme and demanding situations. This time, he’s not just taking on one country; his appetite for adventure will take him through four of South East Asia’s most exciting culinary destinations: Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Premiering on December 14, the show will air every Saturday at 8 pm on TLC.

New entrant

Mohit Sehgal will soon be making an entry in Zee TV’s popular show – Qubool Hai. The actor who peaked with the success of Miley Jab Hum Tum has been taken in for a pivotal role in the show alongside Karan Singh Grover and Surbhi Jyoti. Viewers will soon see Mohit entering the show as Haider. Playing the character of a self-made man, Haider is a charming boy who possesses a great sense of humor and bowls everyone over with his wits.

OPINION POLL

WILL YOU MISS SUNEEL GROVER AS GUTTI IN ‘COMEDY NIGHTS WITH KAPIL SHARMA’ ON COLORS? Malavika C. Padukone, Junior College Student Definitely we will miss ‘her’ a lot. My elder sister Apeksha and I were diehard fans of scene-stealer Gutti. We were addicted to ‘her’ naïve spontaneous, hilarious antics and witty wisecracks.

Krushna Abhishek Comedy Actor I like comedy and I do comedy myself and am a huge fan of Kapil Sharma and Suneel Grover and even with the exit of ‘Gutti’ Suneel Grover and the introduction of a new actor, I will continue watching the show as before. Jay Bhanushali, Actor/Anchor I regularly watch the show and in spite of Suneel Grover’s exit I will continue to do so. I don’t think the show’s popularity will be affected in any way with Gutti’s exit. Seema Pimple, Editor/Publisher Global Movie International I just love the show and will continue to do so but I feel the popularity will be affected a little bit due to Suneel Grover’s exit.

Kunal Kohli Producer-Director I will continue to watch the show in spite of Suneel Grover’s exit because I don’t feel the entertainment element has decreased in any way.


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MUMBAI | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

Police Have To File FIRs: Supreme Court J

ust recently, the Supreme Court passed a judgement stating that it’s mandatory for the police to register a First Information Report (FIR) if a complainant approaches it for the registration of a cognizable offence. If the police were to take the Supreme Court orders seriously, things would change for the better for the common man. How many times have we heard reports of victims of sexual assault, burglary, chain-snatching, theft alleging that the police were ‘reluctant’ to file FIRs? And, that a victim was made to ‘wait for hours’ before the police lodged the FIR. That too, if the police didn’t dismiss it off as a non-cognisable offence altogether. If the police were to file an FIR, it would mean that case would have to be investigated. If their investigations would be slack in any manner, the ‘progress’ of the case could be sought by filing an RTI application asking about details of the case. It was only last year when the Delhi High Court said that an FIR is a public document and can be procured through filing an RTI application. It is said to be a ‘tried and tested’ technique of the police – to tire the complainant so much so that they just don’t press for an FIR. This way, the police can get away with filing just a non-cognisable offence report. Lesser the number of FIRs registered, lesser is the work of detection. After all, a non-cognisable offence is not something that the police needs to investigate and close, unlike in an FIR. The apparent reluctance of the police to file FIRs stems from here. And, the lesser the number of FIR reported the ‘safer’ the city seems...on the face of things. And, as ironic as it may seem, all the credit goes to the police for keeping the ‘crime rate low’! This isn’t the first time the police have been ‘ordered’ to desist from refusing to file an FIR. In the beginning of last year, State Director General of Police (DGP) had issued a circular directing all police stations in the state to restrain them from avoiding complaints by not registering FIRs for the complaints disclosing cognisable offences. It was around the same time the High Court had said that a copy of an FIR is a public document and hence can be obtained through filing an RTI application. Back then, the circular issued by the DGP had suggested that ‘strict action’ would be taken against erring police personnel who’d refuse to register an FIR in accordance with law. But that was all it was, a circular issued and ignored… not too long after. Just recently, two police officers from Dindoshi police station were suspended because they reportedly refused to file an FIR when a minor girl, who had been gang-raped by her own friends, had come to the police station to register a complaint. Apparently, the police had mocked her when she told them

Picture for representational purposes only

It’ll take more than a Supreme Court order for the police to fall in line considering it works to their convenience to file NCs that don’t have to be investigated, writes Gajanan Khergamker

Interpreting Section 154 of the Cr.PC, the Supreme Court said it was mandatory for the police to register an FIR on receipt of a complaint. about her ordeal. Later on, after the girl managed to register an FIR and some of the accused were arrested, an inquiry against the two erring officer was launched and they were subsequently suspended. This isn’t an isolated case. Incidents like this one are rampant all over the country. Just after the Dindoshi police incident, another report of police making a mockery of a rape victim came into light, this time it was in Delhi. Reportedly, when a victim had gone to the police station to report a rape case, the Station House Officer (SHO) there, asked her to strip and explain ‘exactly’ how she was assaulted. The SHO was later suspended when the matter came out in the open. Interpreting Section 154 of the Cr.PC, the Supreme Court in its judgement said, it was mandatory for the police to register an FIR on receipt of a complaint. Writing the judgment, the CJI said, “In cases wherein preliminary inquiry ends in closing of the complaint, a copy of the entry of such closure must be supplied to the first informant forthwith and not later

than a week. It must also disclose reasons in brief for closing the complaint…” The Bench also said, “The police officer cannot avoid his duty of registering offence, if cognisable offence is disclosed. Action must be taken against officers who do not register the FIR if the information received by him/her discloses a cognisable offence. The scope of preliminary inquiry is not to verify … the information but to ascertain whether it reveals any cognisable offence.” The latest crime data suggests, yet again, Mumbai and Delhi have witn both the cities have recorded a 70 per cent increase in population. Either the spurt in population results in a corresponding dip in crime rates or, like the Supreme Court suggests, the low figures could be attributed to under-reporting of crime. In Mumbai, the number of crimes registered per one lakh people dropped by over 50 per cent from 401.1 in 1999 to 165.7 in 2012. Mumbai’s population grew by 85 lakh in 21 years but the incidence of crime fell from 39,897 in 1991 to

30,508 in 2012. In Delhi, though the population increased by around 70 lakh, the crime rate dropped from 344.6 to 294.1 per lakh population. On the other hand, Bangalore, which also saw over 70 per cent rise in population, witnessed no increase in its crime rate. The State DGP’s circular on the mandatory filing of FIRs, issued last year, was triggered by a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh whenr the police demanded money to file an FIR from a father of a six-year-old girl who had gone missing. Just earlier this month, an RTI application filed by an NGO revealed that 618 children went missing from Nerul, Navi Mumbai between January 2003 and July 2013 but the police registered only seven first information reports (FIR) on missing children during this period. Similarly, 702 children had gone missing from Rabale, Navi Mumbai during the same period but only 12 FIRs on missing children were registered during this period. And, this are the statistics from just two areas of a city. It was only in the beginning of this year, that the Supreme Court

had asked the police to ‘stop shirking’ responsibility and register FIRs when it comes to missing children cases. But, that didn’t seem have any effect on the police who refuse to follow even the Supreme Court’s directions. Just a couple of months back, to ensure that the detection rate in kidnapping cases are given priority, the home department in Maharashtra sent out circulars to all city police stations asking them to follow the new rule which states that all the incidents of missing children under the age of 14 will be treated as kidnapping cases. But, neither the DGP’s order, nor the state’s circular or the earlier Supreme Court order seem to be having any effect on the police who continue to shirk responsibility at every possible opportunity. But, after Supreme Court’s clear order with regards to registering FIR, there isn’t any scope for police to not follow the order, let’s just hope that police does what its told by the judiciary…for once! With inputs from Prerna Pandey

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Sad story of the Third Front: Neither here nor there! NOTES FROM NEW DELHI

MUMBAI | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

Dr. Manish Kumar

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HE memory of V.P. Singh’s Rashtriya Morcha was refreshed when 17 leaders from 14 parties raised their hands and a photograph was clicked. Such photographs used to be published in newspapers way back in those days. Today’s trends are not the same. V. P. Singh was successful in uniting many political parties. He carried out a successful movement against corruption and created a wave of protest against the Congress. That proved to be a successful attempt of the Third Front. The Congress lost and V. P. Singh became the Prime Minister. In the current picture, the leaders can certainly be seen together, but have no commitment, no vision, no plan and no unity. Therefore the Third Front appears to be disintegrating even before it is formed. On October 30 this year there was a stir in the country’s politics. Delhi’s Talkatora Indoor Stadium was the centre. Present on the stage were leaders who have the potential to change the politics of the country and it seemed as if there would be some big news. But as leader after leader started making their speeches, the sheen and stature of the convention began fading away. At around 5 pm, when the time came to pass a resolution, many leaders had already left and the stadium was almost empty. What was expected from this convention did not happen. Neither could a Third Front be formed nor did a message emanate that it could be formed in the future. This convention had been organised on behalf of the Left Front and was called the ‘Convention for People’s Unity and Against Communalism’. It was presided over by Aligarh University’s Professor Irfan Habib, who is a supporter of leftist ideology. A total of 14 political parties participated in this convention and 17 leaders were on stage. Several Chief Ministers were invited, but no one besides Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

attended, although the CM of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa and the CM of Odisha Naveen Patnaik sent their representatives. First, Sitaram Yechury explained that the objective of this convention was to save the country from communalism, because of the grave risk and was hinting at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by saying this. At this convention a resolution was also to be passed. However, many questions arise from this. In this resolution, an appeal was made to the people to unite against

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar communalism, but how they could unite was not mentioned in the resolution. The details about which people and institutions are spreading communalism were missing in the resolution. There was no map for how communalism should be fought either. However, it was not being considered that this was an initiative of the Third Front. It was being seen as a preparation for the formation of a non-Congress and non-BJP group. Communalism was spoken about, but the resolution had neither the name of Narendra Modi nor the name of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. What is the message that will go across if you try to fight the very

forces against which you have united without mentioning them by name? In politics, shooting arrows in the dark doesn’t work. The thing to wonder at is that many of the leaders present at the convention were a part of V.P. Singh’s Third Front. They know full well the kind of fire leaders on the stage used to spew against political opponents. Though all the leaders at this convention put forward their points, nobody spoke clearly about the formation of a Third Front, its need and purpose. And out of those leaders who spoke to TV reporters after the convention was wrapped up, none gave a hopeful statement about the formation of a Third Front. The reply which Sitaram Yechury gave to TV reporters raised a question even over the seriousness of this convention. He said just as there is a ‘doosra’ in cricket, this convention was a ‘doosra’ of politics. In cricket, a doosra is a particular type of delivery by an off-spin bowler meant to deceive the bowler. It is where an off-spinner bowls a ball that spins the other, opposite way than they normally spin it and aims to confuse the batsman into playing a poor shot. In today’s political conditions, it is necessary for any Morcha or Front to have one leader, that too, a widely recognised and acceptable leader who can challenge Modi and Rahul Gandhi. This Front must stand up against and oppose the corruption of the Congress and the communalism of the BJP. For this it is necessary that first of all the contradictions and competition between parties should be ended before the elections. It is essential for this Front to have an economic agenda as well. It will have to spell out measures to end inflation and price rise. To attract the youth, there must be a programme too. There should be ideological unity on the issues of land, water, and forests as well. A model of development will have to be presented. How will the

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ate. Its credibility has ended. People are annoyed at and fed up with record breaking corruption, inflation and price rise and unemployment. Only if there is some miracle, can the Congress emerge as the largest party in the 2014 elections. The problem of the main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, is different. The BJP has no presence at all in several States and by making Narendra Modi its Prime Ministerial candidate, forging an alliance has also become difficult. According to all the survey reports which have come in so far, the Bharatiya Janata Party will win 160 seats and the Congress can win 100 seats. So the question is who will win the remaining 280 seats? Clearly, these seats will go into the account of the regional parties. There are two main challenges before the people of the country. The first challenge is to make a government that is effective and the second is to fight against the danger of communalism. In such a political scenario, there is place for a nonCongress, non-BJP alliance, but who will lead it, who will provide it with leadership? What will be the ideology of the alliance? What will be its economic policy? There are many questions like this to which H.D. Deve Gowda the answers were not found in the formed will undertake basic Left organised convention in Delhi. changes. Of course, by uniting The character of politics in India is against communalism a Front can like that of a cyclone or tempest be formed, but there is no guaran- which rises from the ocean. It cannot be known when precisely it will tee of success. Who will be India’s next Prime rise, from where and which path it Minister is a question that is rotat- will follow and what havoc it will ing in the mind of every person who wreak. Will some political cyclone is interested in politics. Will it be or tempest gather force before Narendra Modi? Will it be Rahul 2014? Is there any hope that there Gandhi? Or will it be someone else? will be a cyclonic or even stormy It is a foregone conclusion that if the reshuffle or change or realignment Congress Party wins the most seats, in Indian politics? Will any honest then it will be Rahul of the Congress and popular leader emerge who will who will be the Prime Minister. If be successful in challenging the the BJP gets the most seats, Naren- Congress and the BJP? Perhaps a dra Modi will become the Prime sun might rise from the east and Minister. The reality is that the Con- dominate the political horizon of gress party is frustrated and desper- the country. youth get employment and how will their skills and talents be used by a new Government that will be formed –a framework for this too must be chalked out. How will corruption be fought – the way for doing so must be explained. How will communalism be fought –a blue print for this also will have to be kept before the people. The people of the country are tired of all the preaching of political parties. The India of 2013 wants action. It must be given the confidence that the new Government which will be

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N the upcoming elections, the public is going to become either a football or spectator. The two main contenders for the throne of Delhi are the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Jointly, the two have turned the electoral fight in the country into a fight between two personalities: Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. The elections are revolving around few questions regarding the two and the media is helping such acts. But why blame the media alone? When the country’s public is

willing to tie a bandage over its own eyes, then who can open that bandage? Inflation in the country is at its peak. Corruption is steadily increasing to such an extent that people now don’t even want to talk about it. The biggest anxiety for the youth of the country is unemployment. But it is not a matter of concern for leaders. For them, it is not even a matter of concern that so many years after Independence, there are not enough roads in our country, not enough electricity, and the most glaring thing is that there is not enough of the most essential necessity for living – water. For both the BJP and the Congress, inflation, unemployment, corruption or roads, electricity and water are not matters of concern.

Neither of them is talking about a solution to these problems. In villages, the land of farmers is slipping away from their hands. If the people will not get drinking water, if they are to be troubled with inflation and rising prices, then should we accept that people’s loyalty to democracy will remain intact? There are only two forces which take the place of democracy -- Fascist forces and the other are dictatorial forces. Should one believe that all the political parties in India do not think that democratic growth is necessary? There was a convention in Delhi recently on October 30 of non-Congress and non-BJP parties. This convention was held to oppose communalism, but an atmosphere was created by the newspapers that it was the beginning of the formation of a Third Front. The speeches

that were made there, the way in which people explained things did not create any enthusiasm. The surveys being conducted recently are all sponsored. There are many surveys behind which there are vested interests and money, but despite this, for the coming Lok Sabha elections, no survey is willing to give more than 160-170 seats to the BJP and the Congress is swinging between 80 to 120 seats. Then where will the remaining seats go? Wherever they go, they point towards a danger. If apart from the BJP and the Congress, one party or several parties do not present a clear agenda before the people, then perhaps people will vote in a scattered manner, and then the people who will win will set up a new kind of bazaar in the marketplace of democracy.

This means that many big new dangers are forming in front of the people of the country. If people vote for the BJP or for the Congress, the same economic policies will continue to be implemented which have brought the country to this pass. If any party in India replaces the market-based economy with a promise of employment in the hands of people, roti (bread) in their stomach, potable drinking water and distribute medicines to fulfill their needs, then perhaps it can become the biggest example of today’s ideology. If the public wants it, it should build up that pressure, otherwise at the moment the only alternative before the public is that of chaos – an alternative which people seem to be adopting.


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COFFEEBREAK

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 661

ENIGMA CODE 661

ACROSS: 1 Mark is light? That doesn't tally (8) 9 A great admirer for whom I perform by and by? (8) 10 Digger turning up among Scotland's extremists (4) 11 Indication of more to come (8,4) 13 No tricks, that's, a promise (6) 14 Dispirit? (8) 15 Old solo manner is affected, as befits a native of Honiara and thereabouts (7,8) 18 Unconventional fakir, he's unconventional (8) 20 A couple of cards in hand (6) 21 Don't go until another day (4,3,5) 23 "Tourist Traps" author (4) 24 Away from home when a pipe fracture causes explosion (8) 25 A plea for agreement on two points (8)

DOWN: 2 Being the dear little thing I am, I go and get a complaint (8) 3 Frenchman may do a brave translation - of this novel? (6,6) 4 Also outside truckloads cut off for so long (6-2) 5 Say exactly what the clumsy pianist should be told to do (3,3,5,4) 6 Antiquated businesses go under or up (6) 7 A case for seamstress (4) 8 Make Edgar run around in fine style (8) 12 Long practised habit of supporting what's proposed? (6,6) 15 Kindly feeling not hard to place (4,4) 16 The drunken giant went berserk

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SOLUTION TO FRIDAY’S ENIGMA CODE SURTAX, EXEATS, EXERTS, EXSERT, EXTRAS, SEXTET, TAXERS

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MATH PYRAMID 661 and he's involved in a court case (8) 17 Space - it's fantastic, quite fantastic! (8)

19 At home in this place, be an inseparable part of it (6) 22 A group of subjects raised in Australia (4)

SOLUTION TO FRIDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 4 Stammer, 8 Milieu, 10 Race card, 11 Commoner, 12 Liaise, 13 Payments, 14 Pendants, 17 Sturgeon, 20 Slashing, 22 Rascal, 24 Boat race, 25 Sea-shell, 26 Evades, 27 Leeside. DOWN: 1 Nicobar, 2 Dismember, 3 Turn in, 5 Tackling, 6 Mocha, 7 Earns it, 9 Irresponsible, 15 At the rear, 16 Well-read, 18 Trapeze, 19 Enacted, 21 Adages, 23 Costs.

QUICK CROSS 661

ACROSS: 1 City in n. Italy (5) 6 Take _ ___: borrow money (1,4) 7 ____ By Me (5) 8 Wreath (5) 9 Donkeys (5)

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

FRIDAY’S SOLUTION

FRIDAY’S SOLUTION

DOWN: 1 Ravioli, e.g. (5) 2 Choir members (5) 3 Arena reactions (5) 4 Clerics residence (5) 5 Aconcagua's range (5)

MATHDOKU 661

HIDATO 661

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. FRIDAY’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. FRIDAY’S SOLUTION


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TODAY’S FORECAST

JAGJIT UPPAL

WIZARD OF ID PARKER & HART

B.C. JOHNNY HART

BEAU PEEP THE ADVENTURES OF LEGIONNAIRE BEAU PEEP

FRED BASSET ALEX GRAHAM

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Leo Kalashtami Magha Ahoratri Sinh (Leo) M.T. Grey and Red 2

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: Ideas concerning new business or enterprise will begin to formulate and you will have several options all of which will be profitable. You will hear good news about work meaning more money and recognition. Students will have to work hard to improve their grades. Family life will be cordial. Your mate will be responsive to all your needs. If single you will be drawn romantically to someone you meet during the course of your work. Travel plans might have to be revised. You will experience general well being in your health. BABIES BORN TODAY: Attractive, soft spoken, medium height, healthy and longlived. Will have fine hair and soft skin. Respectful, helpful culturally aware, will also value tradition. Will make a good advisor or administrator. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Getting work concluded on time will not be a problem for you but the quality may suffer. Perhaps your mind is not in what you are doing. Your preoccupation with some personal problems or family issues could be distracting. You need to pull yourself out of such situation. A heart to heart talk would be most appropriate to solve a problem.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Your business deals will bring fabulous profits that were beyond your expectations. You may have to take off on a trip for some urgent work. Your schedules could get upset but you will not lose out on anything. Try not to react emotionally to some loose talk that is circulating. Try not to react emotionally to loose talk heard or the usual gossip. Avoid any kind of a response but handle the situation with dignity and poise.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Your have high expectations from others. A delay in getting an expected message news or information could send your anxiety levels even higher and make you suspect the sincerity of the person concerned. While, there could be a genuine problem that has nothing to do with you at all. At home try not to be overly sensitive with loved ones but look on the positive side of all you have. Don’t take things for granted.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Sudden changes in plans could leave your feeling perplexed. Unexpected cash is also likely to arrive. Stick to the point in a discussion. With tempers rising one could easily forget what the issue was all about. This is the time to find solutions and not deviate. Perhaps if you make an effort to share your problems you will get a more sympathetic response.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Some overseas travel or work is also predicted for you. You are still able to follow your goal though it may look like it has been postponed or revised. Your career will take an upward swing due to changes you bring about after the outcome of new policy. Keep calm at an angry outburst of emotions in a personal relationship. Sometimes distances help; be patient.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Heavy spending is likely on travel and on household affairs. Your payments get held up due to technical reasons causing anxiety. Try meeting the person to sort out matters and things will get settled. Those traveling on business will exceed their budgets, though the trip will be rewarding. In marital relationships haphazard spending may lead to a blame game. Avoid arguments as frayed nerves will only lead to further distress.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): You are not using your talent to full potential. Focus on your career and you will achieve wonders. Stick to your present work activity. There will news later today, which will indicate an improvement in your circumstances. It could mean better finances and a good Position. If married you may have to cope with an irate and angry mate. Your mate may feel depressed and suffer from a minor health problem.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You will get new offers with financial aid and other assistance. Try to complete your on-going ventures first, for chasing new deals without fulfilling earlier obligations will result in a setback. You could also lose out on your new project because others may feel that you are untrustworthy. Your need for an emotional relationship with someone you know or are mixed up with will be a possibility.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Working independently will benefit you. Receipt of large sum of money will ease your financial burden. Legal disputes are resolved. You will be able to turn a losing assignment around into one that gives profit. Overseas influences are strong and favorable. If unsure about making commitment in a relationship immediately do not get pressurized into making one right now. It can wait.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): You will be made an offer of work that you will find difficult to refuse. Make matters clear before accepting anything because the funds involved are large. A white lie or innocent distortion of facts could lead to distrust and hurt in a personal relationship at work. In matters of love and romance being discreet and unassuming will win the day. Small gestures say a lot to make your task easier.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): All your efforts put into a certain venture fail to bring any results. Seek help of someone, even if it means sharing your profits. There is no shortcut to success. You will have to work hard and pursue your goal with a single-minded dedication. You will have the help and support of others. An improvement in your love life makes you happy and secure. However, you need to reassure your mate by being demonstrative.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): There is steady flow in income and you may be tempted to make some investments. Be cautious and keep the amounts small. Plan your budget at home to meet all the necessary expenditure. You will get some good advice from someone who has more experience than you and will also be trustworthy. There are opportunities to meet a member of opposite sex who is interesting and exciting. A brief romance is a possibility.


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QUICK CROSSWORD 4825

ACROSS: 1 Is this little one as sly as his father? (3-3) 7 A mental deficiency (8) 8 Elephant's ivory (4) 10 One kind of Muslim (6) 11 Bring discredit to (6) 14 Public Sector Undertaking, in short (3) 16 A Polynesian hello (5) 17 A well-known river of Yorkshire (4) 19 Popular cellphone manufacturer (5) 21 A sharp, bitter taste (5) 22 WWII German Submarine (1-4) 23 Rahu's counterpart (4) 26 Males of fallow-deer etc. (5) 28 ___ halfway : conceded in part, as to the demands of an opposing faction? (3) 29 Buy back; to recover (6) 30 Communicate; pass on (6) 31 An early inhabitant of the British lsles (4) 32 An instrument for examining the ear (8) 33 Become dark (6)

DOWN: 1 Wall painting (6) 2 Star of "The Firm": Tom ___ (6) 3 Bicycle (4) 4 Mythical sea woman? (7) 5 Extremely small (5) 6 Amitabh's leading lady in many a movie (5) 8 Gives a hint? (4) 9 __ Sutcliffe, early Beatle (3) 12 ___ Arun : playback singer? (3) 13 Blueprint, lay out or map (5) 15 Tropical eel (5) 18 Excessive (5) 19 Non-commissioned Officer (3) 20 Equipment (3) 21 Non-attendance (7)

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SUDOKU 2011 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.

SATURDAY’S SOLUTION

Difficulty Level 

CRYPTOQUIP

Today’s clue: M equals I

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

22 Small guitar (3) 23 German astronomer (6) 24 Coup d'- ___ : change of Govt. (4) 25 Positive change? (6) 26 The new one sweeps cleaner, it's

said (5) 27 Multimedia device (2,3) 28 Mrs in Marseille (3) 30 ____ tea : not your regular hot cuppa? (4)

SOLUTION TO SATURDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Arora, 6 Bilbo, 9 Excited, 10 Maybe, 11 Slogs, 12 Kitty, 13 Heathen, 15 Sip, 17 Brae, 18 Barter, 19 Bison, 20 Myosis, 22 Ugly, 24 Bun, 25 Asepsis, 26 Savvy, 27 Specs, 28 Goops, 29 Ohm's law, 30 Delta, 31 Gnats. DOWN: 2 Reader, 3 Rebate, 4 Axe, 5 Sitin, 6 Best man, 7 Idly, 8 Biggie, 12 Kepis, 13 H-bomb, 14 Aaron, 15 Stags, 16 Prays, 18 Bossy, 19 Bipasha, 21 Yuppie, 22 Uptown, 23 Limpet, 25 Avast, 26 Scot, 28 Gag.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1830 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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SATURDAY’S SOLUTION

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SATURDAY’S SOLUTION : You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake

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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: 10 average; 12 good; 14 outstanding. SATURDAY’S SOLUTION: clerk, clerked, creek, deck, dicker, dike, eked, fickle, fleck, flecked, flick, flicked, flicker, FLICKERED, freckle, freckled, irked, keel, leek, lick, licked, like, liked, reek

HEATHCLIFF

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Defeat India in a cliffhanger by two wickets, Sammy guides them home with an unbeaten 63

blows but opener Kieran Powell held on end well to consolidate with Darren Bravo to notch a century stand for the third wicket before Bravo was caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni off Mohit Sharma. The West Indies batsmen learning from their previous mistakes managed to build partnership at regular intervals making the chase its monies worth. The Indian bowlers too, got crucial wickets of Powell and then skipper Dwayne Bravo which brought the Indians back in to the match. Earlier, Virat Kohli looked to continue his ODI form in to this match as he smacked 99 runs which included nine fours during Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s innings of 288 runs. He was well supported by the middle order as they chipped in with 20s and 30s and Indian skipper Dhoni propelled the score with his impressive end of the innings burst of 51 runs which included three boundaries and four sixes. Ravi Rampaul took four wickets for 60 runs for West Indies. Brief Scores: India 288/7 in 50 overs [Virat Kohli 99, MS Dhoni 51, Ravi Rampaul 4/60] lost to West Indies 289/8 in 49.3 overs [Kieran Powell 59, Lendl Simmons 62, Darren Sammy 63, R Ashwin 2/37] by two wickets.

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ISHAKAPATNAM: West Indies finally salvaged some respite after their recorded their first win on the Indian tour defeating the hosts in a tightly contested tie as the Caribbean giants reached the finished line with just a couple of wickets to spare. However, the win came after the West Indian test team skipper Darren Sammy held composure who struck a match winning knock of an unbeaten 63 runs off just 45 balls which included four fours and sixes. His innings was the determining factor of the West Indian innings which saw them clinch the much needed win to take them to the final one-day in Kanpur with the series at par. It was the partnership for the sixth wicket between Sammy and Lendl Simmons who put on 72 runs, which brought them back in to the reckoning. However, India ploughed back with Mohammed Shami tearing the tail but Sammy held them together till the end. Chasing a modest target of 288, the West Indies chase was brought to the ground after a couple of early

West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy in action during India at Visakhapatnam on Sunday. [Left] Virat Kohli reacts after being dismissed by Ravi Rampaul for 99 runs. [Right-top] Suresh Raina ties the lace of West Indies batsman Dwayne Bravo.

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EW DELHI: Pacer Ishant Sharma bowled an inspired spell in the post lunch session as Delhi beat a dogged Haryana side by 105 runs in their fourth round Ranji Trophy Group A encounter here. Chasing a target of 376, Haryana were all out for 270 in 70 overs. Sachin Rana produced a gutsy effort of an unbeaten 86 but Ishant dismissed the tail-enders in the post lunch session to seal the match in favour of the home side. Ishant got four for 76 in the second innings as his match haul was 9/109. However, credit should be given to Haryana for making a match out

of it starting the day at 63 for five. Rana, who played 124 balls, hit eight boundaries and two huge sixes off Rajat Bhatia. He had a fruitful partnership with Jayant Yadav which produced 117 runs. Yadav was more attacking of the two, scoring 60 off 62 balls with nine boundaries. It was Varun Sood who dismissed Yadav who was bowled while dancing down the track. In came Joginder Sharma (35), who added 63 runs for the seventh wicket. Brief Scores: Delhi 201 and 312/7 decl. bt Haryana 138 and 270 in 70 overs (Sachin Rana 86 not out, Jayant Yadav 60, Ishant Sharma 4/76, Varun Sood 4/49) by 104 runs.

HYDERABAD DISMISS HP FOR 111, REGISTER 185-RUN WIN IN RANJI DHARMASALA: M Ravi Kiran returned with a four-wicket haul to led a disciplined bowling attack as Hyderabad shot out Himachal Pradesh for a paltry 111 in their second innings to notch up a convincing 185-run victory in their Group C Ranji Trophy match. Resuming at their overnight score of 319-7, Hyderabad declared their second innings at 355-8 in 113.5 overs. The visitors then produced a spectacular bowling attack to annihilate the hosts in 35.5 overs, courtesy Kiran (4/42), Alfred Absolem (2/27) and

Pragyan Ojha (2/8). Pagadala Naidu (1/20) and Hanuma Vihari (1/11) also accounted for one wicket each at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium here.

J&K BEAT ANDHRA BY 17 RUNS ANANTAPUR: Jammu Kashmir completed the formalities by dismissing the two remaining Andhra Pradesh batsmen to notch up a 17run win on the fourth and final day of their low-scoring Ranji Trophy Group C match. Reduced to 79 for eight yesterday, Andhra folded for 124 while chasing a meagre 142 for victory. Marripuri Suresh was the lone Andhra batsman to put up a semblance of fight against J&K with a 104-ball 50, which included seven hits to the fence.

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VADODARA: Veterans Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan's names are set to be discussed when the Indian selectors meet here today to decide on the squads for the tour of South Africa, starting December 5. Since BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel is the convener of the senior selection committee, the meeting is being held in his hometown. While the Indian ODI squad is likely to be selected on the expected lines with almost all the members of the team playing against West Indies set to be retained, the Test squad can have a few interesting selections. The attention will be entirely on Gambhir and Zaheer's entry into the squad as the additional opener and fifth pacer. Gambhir, who led from the front in Delhi's win with a knock of 153, has so far scored 372 runs in six innings in Ranji Trophy this season at a healthy average of 74 plus. He also has a couple of half-centuries in the match against Mumbai. With Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan having sealed the first XI openers' slot, Gambhir will be vying for that reserve opener's place as Ajinkya Rahane has been earmarked as a middleorder batsman in longer format. While Virat Kohli is expected to be promoted as No 4 with Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, Rahane is likely to be inducted in the playing XI as No 6 batsman with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni coming in at No 7. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma are automatic choices as Nos 3 and 5 respectively. Offie Ravichandran Ashwin is likely to be the lone spinner in the playing XI while fight for the second spinner's slot will be between Ravindra Jadeja and Pragyan Ojha. Ojha's last Test appearance in Mumbai recently got him a match haul of 10 wickets while Jadeja is a much better batsman of the two. Axe could fall on leg-spinner Amit Mishra as India can't afford to select three specialist spinners in a country where pitches are conducive for fast bowling.


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ERIC BROWN GUIDES UNITED SPORTS CLUB TO VICTORY DULER: Eric Brown scored a brace to guide United Sports Club to a 2-1 ond half as East Bengal had plenty win over Dempo in an entertaining of possession but did not really I-League match, played at Duler trouble the Mohun Bagan defence. Stadium, Mapusa. United, who had At the other end, Odafa had a the major share of exchanges, golden opportunity to put his side scored both their goals in the secin front but the Mohun Bagan cap- ond half through Eric Brown, (on tain's header from a Pritam Kotal 50th and 55th minute), who played cross went straight at Abhijit Mon- the major role in the team's victory. dal even though he was unmarked. Dempo, who came on their own in Both coaches made a substitution the latter part of the first-half, reeach to change as young Ram Malik duced the margin through Clifford replaced CS Sabeeth for Mohun Miranda in the 60th minute.

Mohun Bagan Goalkeeper Shilton Paul saves a goal during the I-League match in Kolkata on Sunday. saved by Abhijit Mondal and Katsumi Yusa's shot from the rebound was blocked by Arnab Mondal. East Bengal's best opportunity of the opening half came just a few minutes before the interval when Lalrindika's through ball sent Ryuji Sueoka past the Mohun Bagan defence but goalkeeper Shilton Paul came out on time to collect the ball at the Japanese player's feet. It was almost the same pattern in the sec-

Jaiveer Dhingra of PJ Hindu Gymkhana regained the junior snooker crown.

UMBAI: Jaiveer Dhingra of PJ Hindu Gymkhana registered a crucial 3-0 win in his concluding round robin tie to regain the junior snooker crown, in the Malabar Hill Club Maharashtra State Selection Billiards & Snooker Tournament. Dhingra, who won the junior billiards title on Thursday, made sure of the double and his 11th state title, with an exciting 58-50, 92-14, 67-44 win over Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana after living dangerously in the first and third frames, in the best-of-five contest. The margin of victory left no room for mathematics as Saigal finished second to qualify, along with Dhingra, to represent Maharashtra, with defending champion Ishpreet Singh Chadha of Bombay Gymkhana finishing third after prevailing over Lalit Yadav of Vashi by the same 3-0 margin. ONGC cueist Dhingra, who won the junior snooker title in 2011 for the same double, won the opening frame in

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Bagan while Colaco brought James Moga in place of Cavin Lobo. Late in the second half, East Bengal midfield general and skipper Mehtab Hossain came off the field with an injury but just minutes later Lalrindika broke the deadlock with a trademark left-footed effort from 30 yards much to delight of the thousands of East Bengal fans. Mohun Bagan coach Karim Bencherifa brought in youngsters Sankar Oran and Manish Bhargav in search of the equaliser but it was East Bengal who could have doubled their advantage had Sueoka or Chidi Edeh been a bit more clinical.

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OLKATA: India international Lalrindika Ralte scored a spectacular goal in the 73rd minute to give East Bengal a 1-0 win over arch-rivals Mohun Bagan in a high-voltage round 10 clash of the Airtel I-League. The season's first big Kolkata derby -- and 306th clash between the two sides overall -- was witnessed by a crowd of more than 80,000 in an electrifying atmosphere at the Salt Lake Stadium but produced very few goal scoring chances. East Bengal had more ball possession but struggled to break down a well ogranised Mohun Bagan backline before Lalrindika fired in a leftfooted scorcher from 30 yards to give Armando Colaco a winning start as coach of the Red-and-Gold outfit. The result ended Mohun Bagan's four-match unbeaten run and saw East Bengal overtake their arch-rivals. Both sides have 10 points each but Armando Colaco's side have a superior goal difference and played three games less. The first real chance of the match fell to Mohun Bagan as skipper Odafa Okolie, who was playing in a deeper role, sent Eric Muranda clear with a lovely through pass but the Kenyan's effort was

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a close finish while trailing 36-50 and initiated a brilliant clearance from green to seal the frame on the black. After going 2-0 ahead, Dhingra snatched the third frame on the blue but not before fortune favoured him with a fluke yellow and snooker. Earlier, in the second round robin tie, Yadav, leading precariously at 70-64, snatched a sensational 3-2 win over Dhingra in a dramatic black ball finish after Dhingra, desperate for the black, encountered an unfortunate in-off while attempting a safety shot, to lose the decider 64-77. Yadav’s surprise win threw the race for the title wide open as he along with Dhingra and Nikhil Saigal, who shocked Chadha, were in contention. But Yadav lost to Chadha in his third and concluding tie for his second defeat, leaving Dhingra and Saigal to battle it out for the crown. Meanwhile,

Dharmesh Mistry of Mandpeshwar Civic Federation, Borivali, Rishad Bharda of Elphinstone Cricket Club and Ashwin Deshmukh of Dadar Club qualified for the senior billiards round robin that will resume on Monday after Sunday’s rest day. Results: Junior Snooker: Elite Round Robin: Nikhil Saigal (Khar Gym) bt Ishpreet Singh Chadha (Bombay Gym) 7441, 31-62, 67-41, 43-53, 64(58)-11; Lalit Yadav (Vashi) bt Jaiveer Dhingra (PJ Hindu Gym) 73-34, 38-49, 53-21, 26-61, 7764; Chadha bt Yadav 59-36, 50-44, 6124; Dhingra bt Saigal 58-50, 92-14, 6744. Senior Billiards (Qualifying Rd): Dharmesh Mistry (MCF) bt Rohit Jadhav (Nashik) 101-47, 102-86; Rishad Bharda (Elphinstone CC) bt Amit Joshi (MCF) 10050, 95-100, 100-74; Ashwin Deshmukh (Dadar Club) bt Manan Shah (Malabar Hill Club) 100-67, 100-62.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona poses with the Golden Boot for scoring 46 goals last season, before a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Granada at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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UMBAI: St Lawrence (Kandivali) after having knocked out fancied St. Francis D’Assisi (Borivali) in the semifinals went one better as they got the better of defending champions Don Bosco (Borivali) 6-4 via the tie-breaker in the boy’s under-16 finals of the Poinsur Gymkhana inter-school football tournament held at their ground on Sunday. Both the teams fought hard with Don Bosco going 1-0 up midway in the first half. But their joy was short lived as St Lawrence boys hit back and equalized just before the half time. However, the second half saw both trying to test the defence of the other, but the respective goalkeepers kept their attackers at bay. This resulted in the second half going goalless, resulting in the referee or-

dering for a tie-breaker. St Lawrence boys found the target in all the five shots they took, while Don Bosco missed one to lose the tie. In the under-14 finals, St Francis D’Assisi (Borivli) beat Dominic Savio (Andheri) by a solitary goal, scored in the second half by Vikas Mudaliar. The individual prize winners: UNDER-16: Best goalkeeper- Yash Timbaisar (St Francis): Best defender: Manish Soundalkar (St. Francis). Best midfilder- Vinayak Satpal (St Francis). Best Striker – Maynard D’Mello (Dominic Savio). Outstanding player- Johnson Mathew (St Francis). UNDER-14: Best goalkeeperPrersley Lobo (Don Bosc0). Best defender: Vivek Kanani (St Lawrence). Best midfilder- Kartik Bele (St Lawrence). Best Striker – Harsh Lall (St Lawrence). Outstanding player- Melburn Vaz (Don Bosco).

Souter Vaz leads clean sweep in MDFA elections

MUMBAI: Digambar Khandarkar will continued in his position as the President of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA), heading the list of office bearers that was picked at the meeting of the Executive Committee held at St. Xavier’s Ground, on Saturday, November 23. In the MDFA elections held last week to pick the Executive Committee, all the 26 members fielded by Souter Vaz were elected, thwarting the aspirations of people like Kehar Singh, Alex Vaz, Hugh Fernandes, NCP’s Vijay Kamble amd Uday Konar, to name a few.

The under-16 team pose with the Poinsur Gymkhana's President Mukesh Bhandari and and Vice President,Mr Karunkar Shetty and other officials.


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IN BRIEF Yuki to make Grand Slam debut in Australian Open doubles

SHENZHEN: Yuki Bhambri earned himself a Grand Slam debut by securing a wild card entry into Australian Open men's doubles main draw as he won the play-off tournament with Kiwi partner Michael Venus even as he lost the chance to compete in the singles. In the singles semifinals of the play-off tournament, second seed Yuki squandered many favourable positions to lose 6-7 (6) 4-6 to third seeded Chinese Di Wu in one hour and 29 minutes at Luohu Tennis Club. However, later in the day he combined with Venus to beat fourth seed Chinese Combo of Mao-Xin Gong and Zhe Li 7-6 (3) 1-6 10-5 to win the doubles event and earn the wild card. Yuki has been in good form.

Pope warns Olympic leaders over commercialisation

VATICAN CIT Y: Pope Francis has met a large delegation of Olympic leaders, and used the occasion to issue a warning over the commercialisation of athletes. Francis told several hundred members of the European Olympic Committees that when sport "is considered only in economic terms and consequently for victory at every cost ... it risks reducing athletes to mere trading material from whom profits are extracted." The pope added that "sport is harmony but if money and success prevail as the aim this harmony crumbles." It was the second straight day that sports was high on the pope's agenda. Yesterday, he met with IOC president Thomas Bach, FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the rugby teams of Italy and Argentina. Francis concluded today by blessing "everyone who will take part in the next Olympic Games."

Lahiri 25th in World Cup; Jason Day wins title

MELBOURNE: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded a decent one-over 72 in the final round on what was yet another tough day at the USD 8 million ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf. Lahiri finished with a four-day total of three-over 287 and in tied 25th place and picked up USD 56,000 for his effort at the Royal Melbourne Golf Course here. His teammate Gaganjeet Bhullar finally came to terms with the Golf Course this week with a round of even par 71 after three irksome rounds on first three days. Bhullar was 14over for the week and was 60th and last but still took home USD 20,000. Home hero Jason Day secured an emotional victory a week after losing eight members of his family in Typhoon Haiyan.

JK handball team lifts All India Raizada Perhald Bali Gold Cup

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir handball team defeated Delhi to win the first All India Raizada Perhald Bali Gold Cup. The tournament was organised by All India Handball Federation in memory of the renowned international handball player from Jammu, Raizada Perhald Bali and was played at Mini sports Stadium Parade this afternoon, officials said. As many as 13 teams across the country participated in the tournament, they said. Addressing the gathering, Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said that the government is keen to boost sporting activities in the state. He said due to endeavours of the present government, sports culture is getting momentum in every nook and corner of the state. It is a good sign that more and more youths are participating in sporting activities, the minister added.

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England crumble to defeat against Aussies by 381 runs

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RISBANE: England suffered one of their heaviest-ever Ashes Test defeats when Australia trounced them by 381 runs at the Gabba, going one-up in the series with a day to spare. The tourists collapsed under the searing pace of Mitchell Johnson and were all out for 179 late on the fourth day after they were skittled out for 136 off 52.4 overs in the first innings. It was England's second-biggest loss at the Gabba, after the tourists crashed by 384 runs there in 2002. Johnson, the match of the man, finished with five for 42 in the second innings and nine wickets for 103 for the match, along with his spirited knock of 64 in Australia's first innings. Alastair Cook's dismissal for 65, six balls after the resumption following a heavy afternoon hailstorm, signalled the end for England. The England skipper tried to cut spinner Nathan Lyon, only to edge to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, exposing his team's tailend to the fired-up Australian bowlers. Wicketkeeper Matt Prior followed two overs later, caught close in by David Warner off Lyon for four. Stuart Broad (4) and Graeme Swann (0) went in the next over from firebrand Johnson. Another burst of rain kept the players off the field for 45 minutes and then Chris Tremlett fell to a short ball from Ryan Harris for seven. James Anderson was the last wicket to fall, top-edging high into the air for Johnson to take the catch off his own bowling. Joe Root remained unbeaten on 26 off 86 balls. England looked at one stage as if they might be saved by the weather, when a fierce hailstorm drove the players from the field and an early tea was called with the tourists on 142 for four. But it was only a brief respite and the relentless Australians pushed on to a well-deserved victory ahead of the second Test starting in Adelaide on December 5. Kevin Pietersen and Cook had safely negotiated the

Australia's Mitchell Johnson, Michael Clarke and David Warner along with Steve Smith and Shane Watson celebrate the wicket of England's Stuart Broad on the fourth day of the Ashes test at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Cook charges Aussie opener Warner 'disrespectful'

BRISBANE: England skipper Alastair Cook slammed David Warner as disrespectful in a sour aftermath to a simmering Ashes opener won by Australia with a day to spare at the Gabba. Australia's huge 381-run victory was tarnished by constant sledging between the players and in one instance finger pointing by Australia captain Michael Clarke to England fast bowler James Anderson. Cook took exception at comments Australian opening batsman Warner had made the previous day at his media conference when he said England were frightened and singled out opening hour of the day. But Johnson struck two balls after the first drinks break, when Pietersen injudiciously hooked a bouncer straight to backward

batsman Jonathan Trott. "It does look like they've got scared eyes at the moment. The way that Trotty (Jonathan Trott) got out today was pretty poor and weak. Obviously there's a weakness there and we're on top of it at the moment," Warner told square leg. Substitute fielder Chris Sabburg, on for Harris, claimed the catch to a huge roar from the home crowd.

reporters. Cook said Warner had been disrespectful in his comments. "I think for any professional cricketer, really, yeah," the England skipper said. "On the pitch it's pretty much a war, isn't it anyway? So there's always going to be a few words on the pitch. I think that's the way people want to watch cricket being played. Tough, hard cricket. On the pitch is fine." Asked if the rival teams hated each other, Cook said: "I think when you play each other for quite a few games in a row, the niggles can increase. It's competitive cricket."

Brief Scores: Australia 295 & 401/7 dec beat England 136 & 179 all out in 81.1 overs [Alastair Cook 65, Mitchell Johnson 5/42, Ryan Harris 2/49, Nathan Lyon 2/46] by 381 runs.

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EW YORK: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand, who was dethroned by Magnus Carlsen as the world champion last week, says he dreams about the game being played in every school in the country. "My dream is to see chess played in every school in India," Anand, a five-time world champion, has written in an essay for the book 'Reimagining India: Unlocking the potential of Asia's next superpower' edited by global consulting firm McKinsey. Referring to Russia's dominance in chess, Anand said the Soviets were famous for including a chessboard along with the bride's wedding trousseau to ensure that the children knew the rules of the game. "For the Sovi-

her mind capture the essence of the game would not do too badly either," he said. Anand was last week defeated by Carlsen, who clinched the title of chess champion after 10 games in Chennai. Carlsen won three and drew seven, and earned the highest rating of all time with the 6.5-3.5 win. Anand writes in the essay that one of the things he brings to his play is his "Indian identity". "I am often described as a natural or intuitive player. I agree there is something to that," he said. Anand recalled that on his first visit to Moscow in the late 1980s, ets, chess was in their DNA. With he was so intimidated that he time and effort, our more intu- thought he could be "checkitive Indian way of introducing a mated by every cab driver." "Such was the esteem in which child to chess and letting his or

India held the Russian chess school. As a young kid sprouting a wispy moustache, I was sometimes dismissed by the Russians as an upstart. I have even been referred to as a 'coffeehouse player'." "Over the years, Russia's dominance over the game has ebbed and players have begun to emerge from China, Norway, Armenia and Israel," he added. Anand said becoming the first Indian world champion brought a great sense of achievement to him. "When I started out, the Indians did not have much interest in chess, no one talked about it. Now India seems to spawn new chess academies every day. The game is really taking off," he said.


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