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By Philip Varghese


lmost two months after G o p i n a t h Munde’s nomination was rejected by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and he approached the Sessions Court against the cricket body’s decision, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar suffered a big blow after the Continued on pg 8 «

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Afternoon Despatch & Courier


Do you think the coastal security in Mumbai is a farce? Farheen Siddiqui News producer YES. It’s been five years since the terror attacks which shook the city. But only tall claims have been made so far about improving coastal security, making us still quite vulnerable to terror attacks. It’s a shame that so many lives are put at risk. Priya Mayekar Lawyer NO. Coastal surveillance is on the verge of improvement. Modern technology needs to be adapted to keep it on high alert.

Zahabiya Takulla Service NO. There is not much improvement in coastal security. Our guards are not well equipped and the government is not doing much about it.


Warm and sticky weather will move off in three to four days, leaving us much cooler and comfortable Sushil Kadam | ADC

By A Staff Reporter


he temperature last night was abnormally high for winters. The Meteorological department officials have predicted that in the next three days the ‘disturbance in the easterlies’ will go off and the city will enjoy a normal chill. On Monday night, average temperature recorded was 24.8 degree Celsius, while Tuesday night touched 24 degree Celsius. The temperature reduced by 0.8 celsius and officials of the meteorological department forecast that in the next three to four days, the temperature will come down to 19 degree Celsius, which is normal reading during winters in the city. Clouds bring down the night radiation due to which heat cannot Visibility was low due to haze (fog) with particles of smoke and dust in the air.

MU authorities add insult to injury

By Yatin Ingle

VASTU TIP OF THE DAY The doors should be in the north & east. Some painting or window should be opposite each door by Dr. Prem Gupta (9820045774/9930318119,

tion against the board exams. After the principals and teachhile the new school bus pol- ers unions had raised their voice icy has pushed the princi- against this policy, State Educapals to plan a strike during the tion Minister Rajendra Darda had SSC/HSC board examinations, the stated that this policy will now state education department has only be revised in the winter sesdecided to act on the issue. Last sion of the assembly. Yesterday, the state school eduweek, after the teachers’ and principals’ organisations threatened cation department implemented the government to either revise a stay on the school bus policy for the policy or face a strike during the “time being”. The department the board exams, the State Educa- has said that this policy will be retion Department had imposed a vised in eight days. According to a senior official stay on the school bus policy. Last week, the state education from education department who department had issued a Govern- did not wished to be named: “Obment Resolution (GR), which jections have been emanating stated that if any mishap or acci- from schools and the transport dent happens to students travel- department with regard to the ing in school buses, the principals new school bus policy. We will be will be held responsible. This new revising this policy to ensure that policy had made the principals the it is implemented in the true unhappy which led to the agita- and right spirit”.


Saket college students, who have nearly lost their careers, went across to meet the VC. However, as the varsity did not allow the students and parents to enter the campus, they waited outside for four hours and then went home

By Yatin Ingle Readers wishing to participate in ‘Opinions’ may send us their name, day-time telephone number with a passport-size photograph to Your Subject line must be: opinion

New school bus policy stayed! Education dept to revise the policy in 8 days, puts it on hold for ‘time-being’

Manek Kalyaniwala Lawyer NO. It’s not exactly a farce, but no proper planning seems to be undertaken to prevent future terror attacks. Neha Jayakar Banker YES. Mumbai still remains a soft target for terrorist elements to penetrate through the coastline.

escape the atmosphere. Trapped heat thus increases the temperature. Once the disturbance in easterlies goes off, the sky will be clear and temperatures will automatically go down. On Tuesday, visibility went down considerably. Met officials described it as ‘haze’ (fog) which is a normal phenomenon during winter when particles of smoke and dust remain suspended in the air, causing low visibility. Due to the cyclone Lehar, several parts of Maharashtra including Pune, Satara and Lohagaon received rains on Tuesday and saw a rise in temperatures as a side effect. Eastern disturbances have been moving from Adaman and Nicobar to the western part of the country, and at present, are moving from Mumbai or Konkan to Marathwada.


hile 31 students from Saket College, Kalyan have found out that they have wasted their years and fees in studying a nonpermitted course, they haven’t received any assistance the varsity. After being bluffed by the college, students of this college stepped met the Vice-Chancellor and the Pro-Vice Chancellor of MU yesterday at the Fort Campus. These students were not allowed to enter the varsity. They waited for around four hours outside the MU’s entrance gate and later went back home. These 31 students of Bachelor of Accountancy and Finance (BAF) were not allowed by the MU to appear for their fifth semester exams earlier this month. The varsity has also informed them that their first and second year of graduation

have also been labeled as ineligible. These students’ qualification is now considered equivalent to that of a 10+2 passed student. A student who did not wish to be named said, “We have traveled all the way from Kalyan and can only seek a solution of this problem from the VC and PVC; but we are left without any support. The security guards did not allow us to enter the campus. If the MU’s authorities don’t address our problems, then where are we students supposed to go?” According to the students, they had reached the Fort campus of MU at 2 pm and waited till 6 pm to meet the authorities but to no avail. Dr. Naresh Chandra, PVC, MU said, “We met a few parents and the students’ representatives. We have told them that the MU cannot help in this issue and only the court’s decision will be the final solution”.

Two-day environ fest By A Staff Reporter

renowned scientists, ecologists and activists. Cyclathons and PROUTS Environment Trust is marathons are also a part of this holding Earth Mela 2013 con- festival. “The aim of the Earth mela is to secutively for the sixth year on November 31 and December 1 at spread the message that small efthe Maharashtra Nature Park So- forts can go a long way in making ciety (MNPS) in order to create the world a better place to live. By awareness about the importance adopting simple techniques we of being one with nature in a fun- can make our environment much filled manner. The two-day festi- better and in return live a better val has activities like short film life,” said Anand Pendharkar, festival, photo exhibition, work- Wildlife Biologist and CEO, shops, lectures and talks by SPROUTS.


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Grimly remembered

ive years after Mumbai was brought to its knees in a hail of gunfire and grenade blasts by 10 Pakistani terrorists, the nightmare continues to haunt the survivors and families of victims of the 26/11 attack. Solemn ceremonies were organised to pay tributes to the fallen heroes and victims of the most brazen terror assault in the country, there was no public outpouring of grief and outrage, no gigantic posters of bravehearts who laid down their lives in the line of duty in street corners for passersby to pay homage to, as pictures captured by Azad Shrivastav reveal. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, his deputy Ajit Pawar, Home Minister R R Patil and Union Minister Shashi Tharoor were prominent among those who paid floral tributes to martyrs at the Police Memorial at Marine Lines.



1) Martyr Baban Ughade's wife Sushila Ughade and Bhanu Narkar's wife Sunanda paying homage to the martyrs and victims of 26/11 terror attacks at a memorial at Cama and Albless Hospital. 2) Policemen salute a bust of colleague and martyr Tukaram Ombale at the Girgaum Chowpatty. 3) Princess Astrid of Belgium, Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters and Vice-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders laying a wreath at the martyrs’ memorial at the Gateway. 4) CM Prithviraj Chavan paying homage to the martyrs and victims at a memorial function at the Police Gymkhana. 5) Commuters pay floral tributes at the CST station. 6) A pierced bullet on the door at Nariman House in Colaba is a grim reminder of the 26/11 attack. 7) Members of the Jewish community pay tributes by lighting a lamp for the martyrs and victims at Nariman House in Colaba. 8) Policemen salute at a memorial at CST Station.



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To Whomsoever it may concern that shop No 52, Panchal Nagar Vasai CHS Ltd , Vasai (W) was Sold by M/s. Jagruti Construction Co. to NITIN MANILAL, NITIN Sold to LEONIE M. ALMEIDA, LEONIE Sold to Devashankar Bhati, Deva Sold to REKHA V. DHIMTE, REKHA Sold to ZAIBUNNISA B. HALA, ZAIBUNNISA Sold to KANTILAL DAYALAL PANDYA 2 Others In Which Second Agreement have been misplaced Lost by us In future if any problem arises regarding Loss of agreement then We shall be Wholly responsible for the same cost . KANTILAL DAYALAL PANDYA Panchal Nagar Vasai CHS LTD Shop No. 52 Vasai (West) Dist Thane 401202

Afternoon Despatch & Courier

CLASSIFIEDS Public Notice Notice is hereby given that Mr. DineshKumar Shyamroop Mishra, residing at 278, Ambika wadi, Salt Pan Road, Wadala (E), Mumbai 400 037. Has lost his bag containing transport paper of (Mr. Saurabh Dineshkumar Mishra) and room papers. Any person finding them may contact the above Address with in 7 days from the date of publication of this notice.

CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Hancel Francis Fernandes to Hansel Francis Fernandes as per Affidavit dated 25-11-2013. C-24163 I have changed my name from Mehmood Ali to Mehmood Miyan Qureshi as per Affidavit dated 23-11-2013. Ornate C-24164 I have changed my name from Suguna Dhanshekhar to Suguna Murageshan as per Affidavit No. 627062. C-24165 I have changed my name from Sarvar Mohammad Salim, to ‘Mr. Sarwar Mohammad Salim Qureshi’ as per Affidavit Dated: 25/11/2013. C-24166 I have changed my name from Reshma Chimanlal Shah, to ‘Avani Anjul Mota’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-43621) Dated: 24/10/2013. C-24167 I have changed my name from Tarannum Murtuza Ali, to ‘Tarannum Abdul Aziz Khan’ as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No. (U-46397) Dated: 14/11/2013. C-24168 I have changed my name from Mansuri Asif Husain, to ‘Sartan Asif Husain’ as per Affidavit Dated: 20/11/2013. C-24169 I, Syed Javed Zakir Hussain S/o Syed Zakir Hussain Dullah declare that I have changed my name as Javed Hussain Zakir Hussain Khan for all purpose. Passport No. G5151279 date of issue 12/01/2008 place of issue Muscat, Add: R. No. G/14, Ali Dada Estate, S. G. Barve Marg, Nehru Nagar, Kurla (E) Mumbai-24, Maharashtra. C-24170 I, Arif Zakir Hussain Syed, S/o Syed Zakir Hussain Dullah declare that I have changed my name as Arif Hussain Zakir Hussain Khan for all purpose. Passport No. L-3315700 date of issue 18/06/2013, Place of issue, Muscat, Add: R. No. G/14, Ali Dada Estate, S. G. Barve Marg, Nehru Nagar, Kurla (E) Mumbai- 24, Maharashtra. C-24171 I have changed my name from Mansuri Husain Allarakha, to ‘Sartan Husain Allarakha’ as per Affidavit Dated: 20/11/2013. C-24172


I have changed my name from Mansuri Rashida Husain, to ‘Sartan Rashida Husain’ as per Affidavit Dated: 20/11/2013. C-24173 I have changed my name from Rehaman Md Ataur, to ‘Rahaman Ataur’ as per Affidavit Dated: 20/11/2013. C-24174 I have changed my name from Mahboobali Abid Ali, to ‘Sayed Mahboobali Abid Ali’ as per Affidavit Dated: 18/11/2013. C-24175 I have changed my name from Abdullah Abdul Munaf Kurdi, to ‘Abdullah Munaf Kurdi’ as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No. (U-46120) Dated: 14/11/2013. C-24176 I have changed my name from Syed Husein Chiraguddin Kadri, to ‘Sayed Husain Chiraguddin Kadri’ as per Affidavit Dated: 26/11/2013. C-24177 I have changed my name from Rukhsana Begum Sayed Chiraguddin, to ‘Rukhsana Sayed Chiraguddin Qadri’ as per Affidavit Dated: 26/11/2013. C-24178 I have changed my name from Sajid Abdul Aziz Aibani to Mohd.Sajid Abdul Aziz Aibani as per deed poll Affidavit Dtd. 26/11/2013. C-24179 I have changed my name from Irshad Ahmed Shoukat Gudekar to Irshad Shoukat Gudekar as per Affidavit. C-24180 I have changed my name from Ashokkumar Punjiram Limbachiya to Ashok Punjiram Limbachiya as per Affidavit dated 27th Nov. 2013. C-24181 I have changed my name from Sharmila Amit Divecha to Sharmila Amit as per Affidavit dated 27th Nov. 2013. C-24182 I have changed my name from Viran Jamunadas Thakkar alias Viran Jamanadas Thakkar to Viren Jamnadas Thakkar as per Affidavit dated 25th Nov. 2013. C-24183 I have change my name from Sonali Dilip Mulik to Sanchita Sachin Dalvi as per Court Affidavit dated on 7/11/2013. C-24184

I have changed my name from Inder Dev Shukla to Indradev Shukla as per Affidavit dated 26th November, 2013. C-24187

I Bharatkumar Premji Prajapati have changed my name to Bharat Premji Prajapati as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 26/11/13. C-24201

I Poonamben Sanjaykumar Bhanushali have changed my name to Poonam Sanjay Bhanushali as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24216

I have changed my name from Sumaiyya Shakur Shaikh to Sumaiya Nasir Sayed as per Affidavit dated 26th November, 2013. C-24188

I Murtjaali Noormohamed Momin have changed my name to Murtajali Noormohamed Momin as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 26/11/13. C-24202

I Arif Ahmad Md. Ishaq have changed my name to Arif Ahmed Md. Ishaq Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24217

I have changed my name from Nazeera Ibrahim Pawaskar to Nazira Mohammed Salim Rajpurkar as per Affidavit dated 26th November, 2013. C-24189 I have changed my name from Dipak Vasudeo Naik to Deepak Vasudeo Naik as per Affidavit dated 26th November, 2013. C-24190

I Minaxiben Panchal have changed my name to Minakshi Pravin Panchal as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 26/11/13. C-24203 I Saira Bano Anwar Khan have changed my name to Saira Anwar Khan as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 06/11/13. C-24204

I have changed my name from Heena Rajesh Jadhav to Hemlata Rajesh Jadhav as per Affidavit. C-24218 I have changed my name from Rajeshkumar Laxmilal Jain to Rajesh Laxmilal Jain as per Affidavit. C-24219 I have changed my name from Babu Solanki to Laxman Hamir Solanki as per Affidavit. C-24220

I have changed my name from Vibha to Divya Deepak Naik as per Affidavit dated 26th November, 2013. C-24191

I Khateja Bee Saleem Patni have changed my name to Khatija Shoeb Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 06/11/13. C-24205

We have changed my my minor child name from Rashmi Ravindra Chaturvedi to Rashmika Ravindra Chaturvedi as per Affidavit dated 26th November, 2013. C-24192

I Musamiya Harmooz Ali have changed my name to Musamiya Harmooz Ali Choudhari as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 06/11/13. C-24206

I have changed my name from Dhiraj Ranjeet Kanaujia to Dhiraj Ranjeet Kanojia as per Affidavit. C-24222

I Sandipani Bhikambar Dake have changed my name to Sandeepan Bhikambar Dake as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24207

I have changed my name from Salarmiya Abdul Rehman Qureshi to Salar Abdul Rehman Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-24223

I have changed my name from Champaklal Bhavanbhai Mistry to Deepakkumar Bhavanbhai Mistry as per Affidavit dated 26th November, 2013. C-24193 I Saleem Mohamad Hussin have changed my name to Salim Mohamad Hussain Kapadia as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24194 I Naziya Aslam Patel have changed my name to Nazima Aslam Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24195 I Mohamed Arif Mohamed Husein have changed my name to Arif Mohammed Hussain as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24196 I Nemichandji Pamecha have changed my name to Nemichand Jain as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24197 I Kurasamben. Valibhai. Mansiya have changed my name to Mrs. Kulsum. Vali. Manesia as per deed poll Affidavit dated 22/11/13. C-24198

"I have change my name from Nasima Bano to new name Mrs. Naseema Bano Qureshi w/o Mohammed Zubair Qureshi as per Affidavit dated 14th November 2013." C-24185

I Jignaben Atulkumar Kansara have changed my name to Jigna Atulkumar Kansara as per deed poll Affidavit dated 24/11/13. C-24199

I have changed my name from Praful Ramchandra Malvankar to Prafull Ramchandra Malvankar as per Affidavit dated 26th November, 2013. C-24186

I Minaxi Kantilal Rasania have changed my name to Meena Popatlal Soni as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 26/11/13. C-24200

I Mohammad Sultan Mohammad Suleman have changed my name to Mohd Sultan Moh Suleman Manihar as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24208 I Ishwar Mistry have changed my name to Ishwarlal Mistry as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24209 I Amei Purandara Naik have changed my name to Purandar Mahalinga Naik as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24210 I Jaya Purandar Naik have changed my name to Jayalakshmi Purandar Naik as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24211 I Arundhati Vasudeo Bodhe have changed my name to Smita Sandip Pimple as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 26/11/13. C-24212 I Chetana Nishikant Kumbhavadekar have changed my name to Shalakha Sharad Revankar as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24213 I Shuvkat Hussain Qureshi @ Shaukat Qureshi have changed my name to Shoukat Hussain Qureshi as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24214 I Sanjaykumar Lalji Bhanushali have changed my name to Sanjay Lalji Bhanushali as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24215

I have changed my name from Kasturabai to Kasturben Bhimji Jethva as per Affidavit. C-24221

I have changed my name from Nasreenbano Dastagir Quereshi to Nasreen Mohamed Gaus Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-24224 I have changed my name from Arun Krishnan Divakaran to Arun Krishnan Divakar as per Affidavit. C-24225 We Mr. Javed Turk & Mrs. Zaheda Javed Turk have changed our son’s name from Ayaan Javed Turak to Ayaan Javed Turk as per Affidavit. C-24226 I have changed my name from Ramzan Abdul Qasim Shaikh/Ramzan Kasam Shaikh to Ramzan Ali Abdul Qasim Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24227 I have changed my name from Shanti Hiralal Chauhan to Anandidevi Hiralal Chauhan as per Affidavit. C-24228 We Mr. Vishal Dharamdas Mehta and Mrs. Ami Vishal Mehta have changed our child’s name from Miss. Krishi Vishal Mehta to Miss. Vidhi Vishal Mehta as per Affidavit. C-24229 I have changed my name from Abdul Shadab Abdul Samad to Abdul Shadab Abdul Samad Khan as per Affidavit. C-24230

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Accused octroi inspectors suspended

Afternoon Despatch & Courier



By Kainaz Choksey


he two octroi officers who were accused of having a direct nexus in passing off consignments of prohibited gutkha and pan masala have been suspended by the Octroi Department. Dayanand Bapurao Howai (48) and Pradeep Sadhu Sonawale (42) were Octroi Inspectors in the Octroi Department of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. It is alleged that the duo had released a large consignment of pan masala and gutkha without physical verification, despite the items being banned. Both Howai and Sonawale, who were attached to Mumbai Central railway station, were absconding from duty since the Sessions Court rejected their plea for anticipatory bail on October 30 which the ADC Dayanand Bapurao Howai

had carried a story about. According to the prosecution, the octroi officers conspired with traders and agents – who brought the prohibited goods from out of the city – by preparing railway receipts stating that the consignments contained no prohibited goods. They also showed the value of some of the goods to be less than the actual price and also did not collect the octroi charges for the same. In fact, they helped to clear the consignments with the help of the parcel department officers. Rajendra Trivedi, Senior Police Inspector, Government Railway police said, “Dayanand Bapurao Howai and Pradeep Sadhu Sonawale have been suspended from duty.” However, he refused to comment any further.

Panvel Railway Station gets new indicators Pic by Sumesh Rajan

By Khushboo Panjabi


he wait for indicators on Panvel railway station is finally over much to the relief of the residents of Panvel. “Twenty working indicators have been installed in the Panvel railway station premises as assured, making it convenient for the passengers to know the train schedules”, said Dr. Bhaktikumar Dave, President of the Panvel Travellers’ Association. Earlier the station had four indicators; one each on every platform from where trains depart for Chha-


Centre ignoring plight of the suburban railway commuters: BJP By Prashant Hamine


umbai BJP unit president Ashish Shelar yesterday slammed the Central Government for ignoring the plight of suburban Railway commuters. Releasing a booklet drawn from the ‘Local Hamara’ survey conducted in October here along with Gujarat Revenue minister Anandiben Mehta, Shelar stated that the BJP will continue agitating for the rights of suburban railway commuters. The Mumbai BJP unit had carried out a survey in October and invited suggestions from suburban railway commuters at 90 suburban railway stations on both the Western and Central Railway lines. The Ashish Shelar drive had generated 61,277 letters from suburban commuters and to augment the suburban railway the findings ranged from over- infrastructure. The Mumbai Urban crowding of suburban trains, un- Transport Project – I (MUTP-I) hygienic conditions on suburban which earlier cost Rs.3,125 crore platforms to the lack of toilets and has now increased to Rs.4,315, an washrooms, waiting rooms, eater- increase of Rs.1,190. The MUTP-II ies and other facilities. On an aver- which initially cost Rs. 5,300 crore age, the Western Railway caters to has also seen its cost rise to 38 lakh suburban commuters Rs.7,013 crore. Shelar said that while the Central Railway caters to both the Centre and the state gov38.04 lakh commuters, of which 15 ernments were to share 50 per cent each of the funding. However, the lakh are women. Shelar stated that the BJP-led state government has failed to give NDA regime had set up the Mum- its share of the funding to the rail bai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) component of the MUTP project.

Four arrested in connection with food poisoning in school By A Staff Reporter

Naka, in Andheri, after which 493 students began complaining about our people, including a 28- giddiness and stomach ache, while year-old woman contractor, some began vomiting. The children were rushed to four have been arrested in connection with food poisoning, which af- hospitals. On Tuesday, the accused were fected nearly 500 students after they ate cakes provided under the produced before a court which remid-day meal scheme, in a school manded them to police custody in Andheri, the police told PTI until November 30, the police said. yesterday. The accused have been booked The accused, who were held last night, have been identified as under Sections 273 (Sale of noxAnita Thorat (28), contractor of the ious food or drink) and 336 (enagency Parivartan Mahila Mandal dangering life or personal safety of which supplied the mid-day meal others) of the Indian Penal Code to the school, Irshad Ansari (50) (IPC) and relevant sections of the and Kasim Ansari (29) who runs a Prevention of Food Adulteration bakery in partnership, and a bak- Act. Police sent the cake samples to ery employee Irfan Shaikh (32). According to the police, cakes the Forensic Science Laboratory were distributed on Monday at An- for chemical analysis to ascertain juman Noor-ul-Islam school, Saki the cause of food poisoning.



4 injured in factory blast in Thane

The ADC report which appeared on August 26, 2013.

(Left): Our report on August 26. (Right) Happy commuters welcoming the new facilities with flowers at Panvel station, yesterday. trapati Shivaji Terminus, Wadala Road, Andheri and Thane. The indicators have been put up near the ticket booking office, and on the foot-over-bridge (FOB), Dave informed. Santosh Mhatre, a resident of New Panvel said, “The mad rush nightmare has now vanished

with the installation of 20 working indicators making it convenient for us”. However, passengers have been complaining about the very small size of the new indicators. The ADC had reported this on August 26 (‘Where’s the train coming?’) followed by another article on Octo-

ber 21 (‘Finally indicators at Panvel Railway Station’) regarding the lack of indicators and timers on the Panvel station. D.K. Gupta, Station Manager, Panvel Railway Station had then said that the problem would be solved soon.

By A Staff Reporter

According to preliminary reports, the explosion could have t least four persons were in- been triggered by excessive presjured, one of them seriously, in sure generated while releasing the an explosion at an electric bulb gas into bulbs. The injured have been identified manufacturing unit in Thane on as Naeem, Sunil, Daya and Yusuf, Tuesday, fire officials said. The blast occurred when the and are being treated at a private workers at Miniature Bulb India hospital here. Meanwhile, rescue operations Ltd., located in Wagle Estate area, were filling nitrogen gas into bulbs, were hit as power supply snapped following the blast, officials said. they told PTI.


06 CHANGE OF NAME I, Nasir Safdar Zaidi have changed our child’s name from Mohammed Saamish Abbas Zaidi to Saamish Nasir Zaidi as per Gazette No.X-45535 dated Oct 2013. C-24231 I have changed my name from Preeti Avinash Phadke to Snehal Nishikant Kale as per Affidavit. C-24232 I have changed my name from Vinodkumar Ashok Biradar to Vinod Ashok Biradar as per Affidavit. C-24233 I have changed my name from Musharraf Khan Nasir Khan to Musharraf Nasir Khan as per Affidavit. C-24234 I have changed my name from Ombashaye Dharmraj Devidas to Ombase Dharmaraj Devidas as per Affidavit. C-24235 I have changed my name from Sonu Sakharam Madalekar to Sonu Sakharam Mhadlekar as per Affidavit. C-24236

CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Munira Begam Ahmed Hussain to Munira Begam Ahmed Hussain Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24246 I have changed my name from Nitinkumar Fhutarmal Jain to Nitin Futarmal Jain as per Affidavit. C-24247 I have changed my name from Fhutarmal Jasraj Jain to Futarmal Jasraj Jain as per Affidavit. C-24248 I have changed my name from Rasid Rajmohammed Shaikh to Rashid Rajmohammed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24249 I have changed my name from Asif Ayub Shaikh to Asif Ayub Mujawar as per Affidavit. C-24250 I have changed my name from Mahesh Kumar Rammurath. K. Sharma to Mahesh Kumar Rammurath.K.Rai as per Gazette No. X.12841. C-24251

I have changed my name from Vandana Sakharam Madalekar to Vandana Sakharam Mhadlekar as per Affidavit. C-24237

I have changed my name from Salphans Saverimuthu Perajendra to S.Alpons.V.Saveri Muthu Rajendran as per Gazette No.X 121189. C-24252

I have changed my name from Mitin Sonu Madalekar to Mitin Sonu Hadlekar as per Affidavit. C-24238

I have changed my name from Johnson Rajendran Alponse to Johnson Rajendran Alpons as per Gazette No.X- 121190. C-24253

We, Mr. Mohammed Salman Abdul Hannan Talukdar & Mrs Rukaiya Mohammed Salman Talukdar have changed our minor son's name from Mohammed Affaan Mohammed Salman to Mohammed Affan Mohammed Salman Talukdar as per Affidavit. C-24239 I have change my name from Mohammed Salman Abdul Hannan to Mohammed Salman Abdul Hannan Talukdar as per Affidavit. C-24240 I have change my name from Rukaiya Mohammed Salman to Rukaiya Mohammed Salman Talukdar as per Affidavit. C-24241

I have changed my name from Suresh Gobindram to Suresh Gobindram Bhatia as per Affidavit. C-24254 I have changed my name from Mohamed Akbar Mohamed Umar to Shaikh Mohamed Akbar Mohamed Umar as per Affidavit. C-24255 I have changed my name from Mehvish Abdul Jabbar Gondalia to Mehvish Mohammed Bilal Glasswala as per Affidavit. C-24256

I have changed my name from Janhavi Sunil Mehta to Janhvi Sunil Mehta as per Gazette No U-45241. C-24262 I have changed my name from Hemlata Narayan Mithagari to Asha Krishna Mokal as per Affidavit. C-24263 I have changed my name from Rajni Balkrishna Kadge to Darshana Dayanand Manjrekar as per Affidavit. C-24264 I have changed my name from Sandip Krishna Mokal to Sandeep Krishna Mokal as per Affidavit. C-24265 I have changed my name from Rinarani Kesarinath Mhatre to Reenarani Sandeep Mokal as per Affidavit. C-24266 I have changed my name from Krishnat Ramchandra Dange to Krishna Ramchandra Dange as per Affidavit. C-24267 I have changed name from Ashaben Saubhagyachand Shah to Asha Vinod Shah as per Affidavit. C-24268 I have changed my name from Sunil Kumar Parai to Sunil Kanai Parai as per Affidavit. C-24269 I have changed my name from Tanmay Kumar Parai to Tanmay Sunil Parai as per Affidavit. C-24270 I have changed my name from Mahesh Shankar Madbhavi to Mahesh Shankarling Madbhavi as per Affidavit. C-24271 I have changed my name from Shankar Madbhavi to Shankarling Tamanna Madbhavi as per Affidavit. C-24272 I have changed my name from Khushboo to Khushboo Dara Khan as per Affidavit . C-24273

I have changed my name from Vinodkumar Lalji Kenia to Vinod Lalji Kenia as per Affidavit. C-24257

I have changed name from Rakesh Beerbal Singh to Rakeshkumar Beerbal Singh as per Affidavit. C-24274

I have changed my name from Chandanikumari Ramprasad Jha to Chandani Ranjay Jha as per Affidavit. C-24258

I have changed my name from Baban Dashrath Varunj to Baban Dashrath Walunj as per Affidavit. C-24275

I have change my name form Mukesh Kumar Hansraj Jain to Mukesh Hansraj Jain as per Affidavit. C-24243

I have changed my name from Sanjaybhai Chhotalal Lapasiya to Sanjay Chhotalal Lapasiya as per Affidavit. C-24259

I have changed my name from Dineshkumar Dilipkumar Jain to Dinesh Dilip Jain as per Affidavit. C-24276

I have change my name form Ratan Chand Hastimal Shemlani to Ramesh Hastimal Shemlani as per Affidavit. C-24244

I have changed my name from Kshitija Pravinkumar Bhandary to Kshitija Praveen Bhandary as per Affidavit. C-24260

I have changed my name from Zahara Dholkawala to Zahra Murtuza Dholkawala as per Affidavit. C-24277

I have changed my name from Ahmed Hussain Mohammed Salim to Ahmed Hussain Mohammed Salim Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24245

I have changed my name from Paulami Sunil Mehta to Paulomi Sunil Mehta as per Gazette No U-45240. C-24261

I have change my name from Hassina Usman Mapkar to Hasina Usman Mapkar as per Affidavit. C-24242

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I have changed my name from Suresh Agrawal to Suresh Kumar Agrawal as per Affidavit. C-24278

MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013 I have changed my name from Safiyan Ishrar Ahmed to Sufiyana Ishrar Ahmed Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-24279 I have changed my name from Mohd Ashif Ishrar Ahmed to Mohammed Asif Israr Ahmed Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-24280 I have changed my name from Asha Laxminarayan Mishra to Meena Laxminarayan Mishra as per Affidavit. C-24281 I have changed my name from Baburao Sampat Kochale to Hemant Sampat Kochale as per Affidavit. C-24282 I have changed my name from Prafull Kumar Shantilal Sheth to Prafull Shantilal Sheth as per Affidavit. C-24283 I have changed my name from Chamnani Savita Shankarlal to Chimnani Savita Shankarlal as per Affidavit. C-24284 I have changed my name from Saeen Azmat Khan to Shaheen Naeem Sayed as per Affidavit. C-24285

I have changed my name from Alshan Joseph Dmello to Alashan Joseph Dmello as per Affidavit. C-24296

I have changed my name from Pravinbhai Virji Sethia to Pravin Virji Shethia as per Affidavit. C-24314

I have changed my name from Zaheer Ahmed to Zaheer Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit. C-24297

I have changed my name from Pradhuman Bhikubhai Dodiya to Pradyuman Bhikhubhai Dodia as per Affidavit. C-24315

I have changed my name from Collette Mary Christina James to Collette James as per Affidavit. C-24298

I have changed my name from Parmesha K. Gowda to Parmesh Raju Gowda as per Affidavit. C-24316

I have changed my name from Kynan Savio James to Kynan James as per Affidavit. C-24299

I have changed my name from Mr. Mehboob Miyan Mohd Abdul Majeed to Mr. Mehboob Abdul Majid Shaikh as per Affidavit dated 26/11/2013. C-24317

I have changed my name from Raman Murlidhar Halwai to Raman Murlidhar Shrivastav as per Affidavit. C-24300 I have changed my name from Champadevi Anand Singh Bisht to Aarti Anand Singh Blsht as per Affidavit. C-24301 I have changed my name from Majid Warisali to Majid Warisali Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24302 I have changed my name from Shivkumar Sivaramakrishnan to Shivakumar Sivaramakrishnan as per Affidavit. C-24303

I have changed my name from Mr. Mohd Abdul Majeed to Mr. Abdul Majid Shaikh as per Affidavit dated 26/11/2013. C-24318 I have changed my name from Mr. Abdul Rahiman Mohamad Ramzan to Mr. Abdul Rehman Mohammed Ramzan Kashmiri as per Affidavit dated 26/11/2013. C-24319 I have changed my name from Khemchand Guthviraj Jain to Khimchand Kothari as per Affidavit. C-24320

I have changed my name from Abdulla Mutalif Sharafat Khulli to Abdulla Sharafat Khulli as per Affidavit. C-24286

I have changed my name from Antony Pereira to Anthony Pereira as per Affidavit. C-24304

I have changed my name from Mrs. Kanchanben Jain to Kanchanben Kothari as per Affidavit. C-24321

I have changed my name from Moliuddin Sadruddin Khoja to Mohiuddin Sadruddin Khoja as per Affidavit. C-24287

I have changed my name from Atti Dilipkumar Jetly to Ati Dilipkumar Jetly as per Affidavit. C-24305

I have changed my name from Bhavesh Chimanlal Shah to Bhavesh Kumar Chimanlal Shah as per Affidavit. C-24322

I have changed my name from Amzd Khan to Amjad Abdul Rasid Khan as per Affidavit. C-24306

I have changed my name from Paramjit Kaur Mengha Singh to Paramjitkaur Parashant Shet as per Affidavit. C-24323

I have changed my name from Mohammad Kausar Azam to Syed Kausar Azam as per Affidavit dated26/11/2013. C-24288 I have changed my name from Rizwan Ansari to Mohammed Rizwanullah Ansari as per Affidavit. C-24289 I have changed my name from Vivian Saiman Rujero to Vivian Simon Rosario as per Affidavit. C-24290 I have changed my name from Saiman Rujero to Simon Rosario as per Affidavit. C-24291 I have changed my name from Janphamery Rujero to Josphine Rosario as per Affidavit. C-24292 I have changed my name from Stanislaus Daniel Ekka to Stanny Daniel Ekka as per Affidavit. C-24293 I have changed my name from Habib Mia Alimiya Kureshi to Habib Alimiya Khan as per Affidavit. C-24294 I have changed my name from Kevin Savio Paul Dcosta to Kevin Dcosta as per Affidavit. C-24295

I have changed my name from Hansaben Ujamsi Sanghavi to Hansa Shailesh Mehta as per Affidavit. C-24307 I have changed my name from P. Kunnel Hassan Hussain to Hussain Putheyedathu Kunnel as per Affidavit. C-24308 I have changed my name from Nabab Abdul Kadir Khot to Nawab Abdul Kadir Khot as per Affidavit. C-24309 I, Rajeev Agarwal have changed my minor son’s name from Ranvir Agrawal to Ranvir Agarwal as per Affidavit. C-24310 I have changed my name from Suraj Ramdev to Suraj Ramdev Yadav as per Affidavit. C-24311 I have changed my name from Ramdev Shivdarshan to Ramdev Shivdarshan Yadav as per Affidavit. C-24312 I have changed my name from Mahendra Kumar Yadav to Mahendra Kashinath Yadav as per Affidavit. C-24313

I have changed my name from Amit Kumar Mandhaniya to Mandhaniya as per Affidavit. C-24324 I have changed my name from Mahavir Prasad Mandhaniya to Mahaveerprasad Mandhaniya as per Affidavit. C-24325


I, Jignasha Arun Choksi have changed my religion from Hindu to Muslim Sunni as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No.U46825 dated Nov 2013. C-24326

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Man spikes woman’s drink, rapes her and vanishes By Kainaz Choksey


n Tuesday, the Gamdevi Police registered a case of rape against an unidentified person. The accused befriended the victim on the pretext of providing her a job as a housemaid or housekeeper. According to the cops police, the victim alleged that on November 19, the accused called her to Mahalaxmi temple and then coaxed her to accompany him to a nearby vacant flat, spiked her drink with sedatives and then raped her. He then fled with the woman’s cash and other belongings.

The police said the victim was confused about which police station she should file a complaint and finally lodged an FIR with the Gamdevi Police on Tuesday. According to the description given by the victim, a sketch was prepared by the police on Tuesday. The accused is a Kashmiri youth and could be working as a security guard. Sunil Kamble, Police Inspector, Gamdevi police station said, “A case of rape has been registered under Section 376 (Punishment for rape under the IPC) against the accused.

Female staff at Nair Hospital demand better security By A Staff Reporter


he nurses at the BMC-run Nair Hospital along with other female staff of the hospital are planning to make their demand for better security for women employees in the hospital heard, by organising a protest at the hospital on November 27. This decision comes five days after a lady student nurse was allegedly molested by a relative of a patient in the elevator of the hospital. The accused was caught on November 25 by the hospital security and

handed over to the Agripada police. An NC has been filed in the case. “The victim gave a written complaint to the hospital authorities regarding the incident. It was after two days when the accused came to meet his patient that the security caught him. We are organising a meeting where we will demand better security for female employees. We want a lift man to be appointed. This can happen again and to any lady in the hospital”, said Trishila Kamble, Secretary, Nursing and Paramedical Staff Union.

Tehelka: Goa Police record victim’s statement in secrecy By Zuber Ansari


day after the victim in the sensational Tehelka sexual assault case quit her job, the Goa Police on Tuesday recorded the statement of the victim at a discreet location in Mumbai, not known even to the Mumbai Police. Shockingly, Tehelka magazine’s Mumbai office situated at 16TH Road in Khar (w) has been found locked with even stickers of the company hidden, because the woman scribe, who has accused former Editor-in-Chief of Tehelka Magazine Tarun Tejpal of molesting her twice, used to work in this office. Reacting to the issue, Mumbai police commissioner Dr. Satyapal Singh said, “we cooperated with the Goa Police

to the fullest extent and they have taken the victim’s statement. I don’t want to make any more comments.” Sources from Goa Police revealed that the girl has given a statement similar to the complaint which she had submitted to Tehelka magazine’s managing editor Shoma Choudhary at the time of incident. She had delayed filing a case immediately after the incident because Tarun Tejpal is a high profile person and has good relations with top politicians. Meanwhile, the Goa Police on Tuesday issued an immigration check post alert against Tarun Tejpal to stop him from leaving the country, because after Delhi High Court refused to grant him interim protection against arrest he may try to flee the country.

Two minor Bangladeshi girls rescued from traffickers



By Suresh Golani


wo minor girls hailing from Bangladesh have been rescued by the Thane (rural) police from the clutches of human traffickers in Nalasopara on Monday. Based on specific information, the Anti Human Trafficking Wing of the Thane (rural) police led by Assistant Police Inspector Atul Aher carried out a joint operation along with a special team from the Nalasopara police station to rescue the teenage girls (aged 16 and 17) hailing from a remote village in Jasod district of Bangladesh. The police team established contact and struck a deal with a pimp identified as Mohammed Akhtar Iraqi (27) through a decoy customer, following which a trap was laid near the Nalasopara bus stand late on Monday

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The accused Mohammed Akhtar Iraqi being led away by API Atul Aher and his team. evening. “Iraqi struck a deal with the decoy demanding Rs.4,000 for two girls. Subsequently a trap was laid and the tries: Meeting with Jose Manuel Vilarino Anca, President, Autridad Port de Ferrol, Spain, 1st floor, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, 6 p.m. ART & EXHIBITIONS Nehru Centre Art Gallery: Group Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures “EXPLORING AN ART EXPRESSION” by Artist B. R. Kulkarni, Angha Deshpande, Prasad Talekar & Deepak Kadam, Worli, till Dec 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jehangir Art Gallery: Devi’ solo exhibition of paintings by Bharti Prajapati, Ghoda, till Dec 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Gallery Art & Soul: ‘Gold Digger’ paintings and sculptures by Shola Carletti, Madhuli, Shivsagar Estate, Worli, till December 7, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jehangir Art Gallery: Exhibition of sculptures and paintings by J K Chillar and Prayag Zha, Kala Ghoda, till Dec 2, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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pimp was caught when he came with the girls,” Aher said. Investigations revealed that the girls had been trafficked to India for sexual exploitation by a Bangladeshi gang. They were first kept at a tenement in Dahisar and were later sold off to Iraqi who pushed them into the flesh trade. “A manhunt has been launched to nab other agents and pimps involved in the human trafficking and sex racket,” an official said. A

resident of Nalasopara, Iraqi has been arrested and booked under sections 370 (buying or disposing of any person as slave), 372 (selling minor for purposes of prostitution), 373 (buying minor for purposes of prostitution) and 366 A (procreation of minor girl) of the Indian Penal Code and under sections 4, 5 and 7 of the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act. The rescued girls have been sent to a rehabilitation center.

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Three auto drivers held for raping minor in a tempo at a parking lot; I one absconding

By Zuber Ansari

n a latest incident of crime against women that took place in Borivli (West), the MHB police has arrested three auto drivers and another one is absconding for allegedly raping a 17-yearold girl. The girl used to stay alone in Borivali in a rented apartment and the two accused were well known to her. On Monday at around 8.30 pm the girl was on her way home from Gokul Hotel (where she had gone for dinner), she was waiting for an auto opposite Tukaram Ombale park, when the prime accused Sonu Kamble (20), came in an auto, dragged her in and took her to a parking lot where a number of tempos were parked. He then raped her inside one of the temp along with his other colleagues. The three autorickshaw drivers accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, being led away by the MHB police. The victim was well During the incident, the known to Sonu since both of ping the girl, Sonu informed posite Omble Park. All the them used to stay in the his friends and asked them accused were drunk and girl screamed for help but to no avail. The incident came same locality. After kidnap- to reach the parking lot op- raped her subsequently.

Court bowls out Pawar Continued from pg 1 « Sessions Court on Tuesday temporarily stayed him from functioning as the president of MCA. The court however, gave him a week to appeal against the order. According to rules laid down by the MCA, only a Mumbai resident can become president of the cricketing body. Munde’s application to

contest polls was rejected by the election officer on the basis of his residential status observing that address as per his electoral registration was Beed. Earlier, Munde’s lawyers Niranjan Bhadang and Vivekanand Gupta had raised the point of residential status of Pawar who was elected unopposed as MCA president in the biennial polls held last month. Munde has also named outgoing MCA president Ravi Savant, joint secretaries Nitin Dalal and P. V. Shetty,

C.T. Singhvi (of Vile Parle Club), who had raised the objection to Munde’s nomination and Gorwadkar as respondents. “The Lok Sabha’s website, till the time MCA election took place, showed Pawar’s address as Baramati and previously between 2001 and 2011, when Pawar was the president of MCA, he was having the election card showing Baramati as his address,” they argued. Reacting to this, Sawant said, “There is a Bombay High Court order of 2006 in which a person could have residences in different cities, but he is considered to be a permanent resident of only that place where his name appears on the electoral rolls.”

to light when a passerby alerted Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) attached to MHB police station and narrated the incident. Later, the ASI along with this man went near the Tempo and found Jayprakash Paal (22) raping her and caught him and consequently another accused. Senior Police Inspector (SPI) Suresh Kilje from MHB police station said, “We have arrested three accused Sonu Kamble, Aslam Khan and Jayprakash Paal for raping the minor while another unknown accused is absconding. All the accused are auto drivers, we have booked them under various section of IPC including 376 (D), 342, 506 (II) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012”. The girl has been sent to Dongri Child Rehabilitation centre, since was staying alone in the city, while all the accused have been sent to police custody till December 2, Kilje informed.

After hearing the application, Judge M. S. Sharma passed the interim order to Pawar to be restrained from functioning as MCA president pending hearing of his suit, challenging the NCP supremo’s election as its chief. According to advocate Vivekananda Gupta, “The court allowed Munde’s application seeking interim relief and restrained Pawar from functioning as MCA president. The court also directed for Munde’s suit to be heard on a day- to-day basis and to be decided within three months. Court has allowed Pawar to approach a higher court in appeal within a week.”

Gutkha worth `7 lakh recovered Gang busted in from ‘on BMC duty’ vehicle Navi Mumbai

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By Khushboo Panjabi


FDA officials show the seized packets of gutkha valued at Rs.7 lakh seized from the BMC van at Vashi, yesterday.

utkha worth Rs. 7 lakh was seized by officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at Sector 17 in Vashi yesterday. The 22-year-old driver was arrested on the spot. The police received a tip off about a vehicle loaded with gutkha coming to Mumbai from an unknown location. Based on the information, a team was deployed and the vehicle was caught at around 3.30 pm. According to the Vashi police, the vehicle had an ‘on BMC duty’ board on it. However, they are yet to find out if the vehicle was hired by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or if the accused used the board to slip past the police and FDA officials. Laxman Kale, SPI, Vashi police station said, “The driver, Shadab Shaikh, was reportedly asked to deliver the goods from Vasai to Mumbai. We are investigating the matter and trying to find the person behind this crime.” He added, “15 bags of gutkha have been recovered which cost Rs. 7,19,100. Over the last six months, the Navi Mumbai police have seized gutkha worth over Rs. 1 crore that was being transported from neighboring states.”

By Khushboo Panjabi

Unidentified men break into ATM in Virar The damaged ATM

By Suresh Golani


ven as the murderous attack on a woman inside an ATM kiosk in Bangalore is still fresh in the minds of the country, an attempt to rob an ATM in Virar on Monday night has exposed the chinks in the safety and security of the kiosks. According to the police, unidentified miscreants made an unsuccessful attempt to break open the ATM machine of Union Bank of India located in the Station Road area of Virar (East). The accused apparently entered the unguarded center

and tried to open up the front panels of the ATM machine, but failed to accom-

The three members of the gang at the Navi Mumbai police station.

plish the job and fled. The incident came to light at about 9 am on Tuesday

when a nearby shopkeeper noticed the damaged ATM and informed the police. “A case under Section 380 (theft) and Section 511 (attempt to commit an offence) of the IPC has been registered against unidentified persons,” said the police, adding that footage captured by the CCTV cameras are being scanned to identify and nab the culprits. It may be recalled that a similar attempted break-in was reported from an unguarded ATM kiosk of a Nationalised Bank in the Ramdev Park area of Mira Road (East last week. Vishwanath Salian | ADC


hree members of a gang of five that targeted bank cash vans in Navi Mumbai were arrested by the crime branch yesterday. Two members are still absconding. Choppers, axes, rods and packets of chilli powder were recovered from the arrested accused. “The accused aged between 25 and 35 used to target cash vans during the day and would throw chilli powder at their victims," said Navi Mumbai police Chief A.K. Sharma. "In the Kharghar robbery on August 8, the accused

Ashram student dies Parents of 12-year-old girl suspect foul play as her clothes were torn By A Staff Reporter


HONOURED: Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development spoke at the 4th Sir M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Lecture organised by the World Trade Centre and was felicitated by Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman of WTC Mumbai and Capt. Somesh Batra on Tuesday.

made away with Rs. 10 lakh. During an interrogation, they confessed to having committed five such robberies with the use of choppers and chilli powder. Fake vehicle number plates and three cars have been seized from them,” he added. According to records the gang had stolen Rs. 20 lakh at CBD Belapur (State Bank of Travancore) in December 2012; Rs. 55 lakh from APMC's Union Bank cash van and another thwarted robbery in Vashi where the gang could only manage to flee with a laptop on June 24 this year.

12-year-old student of an ashram school here allegedly died of jaundice, but her parents are suspecting foul play, police said yesterday. While school authorities said the Class VI had died of jaundice on Sunday, her father claimed that when he had reached hospital, he saw that her clothes were torn and suspected that she was sexually assaulted, police said, according to a PTI report. The girl, a resident of Ghol village in Thane's Dahanu taluka, was studying in the ashram school in Dadhade village of Vikramgadh taluka of the district. On Saturday, she had called her family and asked them for money for sweets. However, on Sunday morning, her parents received a call from school informing them that their daughter was unwell. When her father

rushed to the government hospital at Vikramgadh, he was told that his daughter had died. The deceased's father told reporters yesterday that he had observed a deep wound on her leg and that her clothes were also torn, leading him to suspect that she was subjected to sexual assault. A police official said as per the school superintendent, the girl had suffered from jaundice and had died while being taken to the hospital on Sunday morning. The school authorities also said the girl had vomited on Saturday and her condition deteriorated further on Sunday morning, following which she was taken to the hospital. The police official said based on the information provided by the school authorities, they had registered a case of accidental death on the same day and sent the body for postmortem. In the meanwhile, the government hospital said the exact cause of death could be ascertained only after receiving the postmortem report.


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Ponder awhile… “A criminal trial is never about seeking justice for the victim. If it were, there could be only one verdict: Guilty.” — Alan Dershowitz

Aarushi murder case: Talwars deserve death! I

T could not have been a case of honour killing. Rajesh Talwar who murdered his daughter belonged to an elitist strata of the society, where such horror does not take place. He is expected to be a liberal, liberated man. He is not like the khap criminals who punish women who ‘go morally wrong’. The khap folks’ mindset is like that. They are convinced they are doing right thing. There are also groups in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and some of the areas across the country who kill members of their own family if their kin does anything ‘immoral’. It is a fact what Rajesh and his wife Nupur Talwar did not experience any prick of their conscience after they murdered their 14-year-old daughter. They killed the domestic help Hemraj who was found in a compromising position with their daughter Aarushi. Clearly it was not a premeditated crime. That was one of the reasons that made the CBI court decide on not giving them a death sentence. The court, however, found sufficient evidence to hold them guilty. It was a 15-month trial: The investigation in the case had gone on for five and a half years. What is quite incredible is that when the CBI began investigation on the case, it found after a short while, no evidence of guilt another part of the Talwars. It closed the case. The same CBI took up the investigation after the surfacing of some new development in the case and found the Talwars’ involvement in the twin murder. The CBI court, one may feel, should have awarded the death sentence. It was a brutal murder, which many feel deserve the death sentence. The Talwars are contesting the verdict in the High Court. They are hoping that they will be found innocent. After the High Court, they will go to the Supreme Court. Many who have been horrified by the monstrous murder of Aarushi are perhaps hoping that the higher courts will change the CBI court verdict and give the Talwars death sentence.



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ONVENTIONAL political wisdom suggests that a jump in voter turnout means an impending defeat for the incumbent government. So, are the two poster boy chief ministers of the BJP, Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Madhya Pradesh and Raman Singh in Chhattisgarh, in trouble then? Both states recorded exceptionally high voter turnouts in the just concluded polls. In Chhattisgarh, the figure jumped by as much as 4.02 per cent from 2008 to 75.11 per cent. Interestingly, the thickly-forested and hardto-reach Bastar region posted a higher turnout than north Chhattisgarh’s flat lands with the State Election Commission putting the figure at a whopping 75.53 per cent. While the BJP is understandably worried about what all this means for its state governments, the irony is that the Congress is equally anxious. Put the Congress party’s worry down to the BJP’s Narendra Modi factor. Leaders of the Grand Old Party just can’t figure out whether more people showed up at polling booths this time to vote the BJP government out or to vote Modi in ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Remember, Modi has staked his political future on the results of this round of state polls. A 4-0 outcome in favour of the BJP will cement Modi’s top of the pops image and silence his critics. Anything less and the carping will grow louder. The Election Commission maintains that the steady rise in voter turnout in every election is due to its untiring efforts to spread the message of adult franchise to all nooks and corners of the country. But political parties are completely confounded. The new, demanding voter has them foxed.


azine Tehelka, Tarun Tejpal, has been hit by charges of sexually assaulting a junior employee in a Goa lift. And Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s handpicked aide and former home minister, Amit Shah, is under investigation for unauthorized surveillance of a woman architect on orders of saheb. Something is very wrong somewhere. How is it that leading public figures representing important institutions have landed themselves in a gender controversy at virtually the same time? Is it a reflection of the misogynist mindset of Indian males, born and bred in a deeply patriarchal and orthodox social milieu? The fact that three cases are in the news simultaneously suggests that gender crimes are almost endemic in our country. There is a silver lining, however. Two of the

Similarly, all Tejpal’s powerful connections and celebrity friends fell silent under the onslaught from social media which forced conventional media to pick up cudgels on behalf of the young journalist who was violated. Most newspapers and TV channels ignored the news when it first broke. But under sustained fire from a new generation of angry youth, they could not stay silent. The most heartening aspect of at least the Tejpal case is the manner in which young males have shown solidarity with the woman journalist in question. Not just her men colleagues but a range of male voices is on social media lending support to feminists and women activists fighting up for the woman journalist. All three cases are an important test for the two new gender laws passed this year. One is the prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace and the other is the amended antirape law. Hopefully, the winds of change are blowing.

Mamata involved in Saradha scam?


USPENDED MP Kunal Ghosh of Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) seems to be making waves from prison. He was arrested recently after the West Bengal police claimed that he was involved in the multi-crore Saradha Ponzi scam in which crores of people were duped of their life savings. He’s been in jail since the weekend. But Arati R. Jerath suddenly, friends noticed a post uploaded on his Facebook page which demanded a CBI three cases indicate a paradigm shift in probe into the role of Mamata and nine other women’s attitudes to sexual violence. There TMC leaders in the Saradha scam. was a time when women simply wouldn’t According to those familiar with Mamata’s come forward to complain, fearing social op- inner circle, the West Bengal chief minister probrium and continuing harassment. Not was livid. And puzzled. How could Ghosh upany more, it seems. Put it down to the De- load something on Facebook from prison cember 16, 2012 gangrape of a paramedic in where he is ostensibly without a mobile T is worrying indeed that three of the so- Delhi and the subsequent outpouring of rage phone and has no access to a computer or an called four pillars of democracy are under on urban streets. Today’s young women have internet connection? She ordered Rajya fire simultaneously for allegations pertaining the courage to come forward and speak out. Sabha MP Derek O’Brien, a former ad man, to to the violation of a woman’s dignity and pri- They have laws on their side. And they have a investigate. He’s the TMC expert on social vacy. One is the judiciary, the other is the powerful and potent tool in social media. The media apparently. Inquiries turned up something strange. The media and the third is the political executive. law intern recounted her harrowing experiA former Supreme Court judge, as yet un- ence in a blog which was picked up by the post seems to have been uploaded from locanamed in the public domain, stands accused conventional media and reported, forcing the tions as faraway from Bengal as Delhi and by a law intern of sexual harassment. A media Supreme Court to institute a three-member Dehradun. Mamata now wants answers from Ghosh and his cronies. personality and editor of the crusading mag- inquiry committee.


Gender controversy: Winds of change are blowing


Be joyful, be compassionate... W

HEN you finish your work and go home, who prevents you to enjoy walking meditation and touching the beauties around you and listen to the birds and contemplating the blue sky or the stars? Why do you have to maintain your fear, your anger, your depression all the time? You have to practice the same. If you only talk about the difficulty, the illness, the despair, if you don't have the time to get in touch with the positive elements within you, around you and even in the person of your patient, of your guest, that would be a pity because in a person of your guest, there's suffering, there's depression, there's a fear, but there is also the capacity of joy — of being joyful, of being compassionate. You, the therapist, can help touch the positive seeds in him or in her and, by talking to him or to her, by inviting him or her to take a cup of tea and to touch the wonders of life, you can help him or her restore her balance so that she can go home more light, more joyful. So mindfulness is always helping, whether the object of mindfulness is positive or negative. Anger, fear, is negative. Mindfulness holding anger and fear and giving anger and fear patience to be penetrated by the tenderness, by the attention, by the care and a chance to be

transformed. Mindfulness is the energy that brings along, that carries within itself, the energy of concentration. And wherever there is mindfulness in concentration, there is insight. If you live your life mindfully with concentration, you live every moment of your life deeply and you begin to understand deeply what is there that happened in the present moment and that is why insight is the outcome, the flower that bloom on the ground of mindfulness and concentration and insight is what

MATTER & SPIRIT that can liberate you. If you have insight and then even in prison you are free. You as a corrections officer, you can be a Bodhisattva and your life will be filled with joy and hope. If you know how to bring understanding and compassion into you, you'll help transform our society and, first of all, you have transformed yourself and you have transformed your department, your community, your administration, and together you can bring relief and transformation into the life of the inmates. As a police officer, you can be a Bodhisattva, an enlightened being filled with understanding and

compassion, capable of being joyful, capable of smiling, because you have peace within yourself. A police officer is someone that is supposed to promote, to bring peace, because your duty is to maintain peace. This means the absence of conflict and violence and anger. And you should have peace within yourself in order to truly doing the work of peace. Doing peace is not possible without being peace and being peace is your practice, recognizing the violence, the fear, the anger in you, embracing them, transforming them, getting in touch with the wonderful things, healing, nourishing around you and in you for your nourishment and for the nourishment of your community and family. That should be your daily practice. And you can be seen as a human being capable of loving, of understanding, of protecting, and that is the image of police officer you have to create. And this very important for us because we need to see you as a human being capable of being peaceful, of being lucid, of being understanding and compassionate and we trust you. If you act only on the basis of your fear, of your anger, we will not trust you and that is why the practice of peace is very important in a community of police officers, the corrections officers and among others, psychotherapists, a doctor, a teacher, should practice the same. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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Team India struggling with weak bowlers BOWLING is India’s weakest link as West Indies managed to trounce India in the 2nd ODI at Visakhapatnam to level the current series and keeping the three-match series ‘alive’. While India has a strong batting lineup, perhaps the best in the world, our bowling doesn’t have much penetration. We are a poor bowling side when compared to other cricket playing nations. Zaheer Khan now fully fit from injuries and is bowling well in domestic cricket and has been rightly reinstated to strengthen our bowling attack. He has experience and happens to be the best bowler in our country today and his inclusion in the side should improve the sagging morale of our bowlers. Also, other young talent from domestic cricket needs to be given exposure looking at the future and to build our team for the next World Cup. With many senior players retiring and some on the verge of retirement, we must look at domestic cricket which must be made more competitive to fuel our national side in the days to come. — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon


ALL said and done, Team India lost the second ODI despite Virat Kohli just missing a hundred. Like Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli spent more time from 90 to 99 and that put paid the team’s hopes in the final analysis. As a

Punish judge if found guilty ‘A SEXUAL molestation charge against a judge’ (ADC, Nov 25), it is indeed a very shameful act by a judge, as compared to other professions, judges command a respect not only in the professional arena but in society as well. We have read about sexual crimes committed by different sections of the society in rural and urban areas as well of late. In this case, as this edit piece reveals very rightly that the profession of the judges is to penalise/ punish a criminal in the court of law and thus they enjoy a respectful position in society. In this case, three young judges had alleged that a retired judge committed certain sexual advances, which were unfathomable by the victims. It is felt prudent that if there is any substance in the allegations, then certainly, the judge should be punished like any other offender.

mementos and gifts in his final outing in Mumbai. Sachin has won all the trophies and so he wanted a piece of art as a farewell gift. The only thing he missed in his bright career is a triple hundred in Test Cricket. Unfortunately as the longest serving member of Indian team he could not experience a series win in Australia or in South Africa. — Akhilesh S. Maniam, Sion


BOWLING BLUES: Team India’s bowling department needs to be beefed up. The gritty West Indians proved it by blasting our bowlers to win the 2nd ODI. vice-captain Kohlli should have gone for free hitting rather than seeing his personal achievement and going into record books. This is a bad example our players set for youngsters. Creating records is not the only criteria to become famous. One should play for the country as well. Kohli’s on field behaviour is also going from bad to worse and not becoming of a future captain. He had hell of a problem and reprimanded but he has not learnt from his past mistakes. Like Harbhajan Singh he is trying to overdo everything and that was clearly visible in the Vishakapatnam defeat. Slow scoring at the end of his innings was the reason for the defeat of the Indian Team. Kohli should play briskly like Sammy rather

than creating records in Sachin’s style. — C. Krishnan Subramaniam, Sanpada


SACHIN Tendulkar has achieved all the laurels in the cricketing field and there is nothing left in his long and illustrious career. He hit a purple patch in his cricketing career of 24 years and never looked back after playing his first knock in the Karachi Test in 1989 against Pakistan. He did a marvellous job in saving the team from disaster often and created many world records in the process as well. International cricket taught him to be a gentleman and on the eve of his retirement he had made a request not to pamper him with

tion Commission is an independent body, the pressure on it to go strictly by the rules in the case of AAP, shows how the discriminatory Indian system could be when high stakes for ruling class is involved. In this context, the Muslims are still undecided if they can hazard their votes on AAP or go the traditional way of blindly voting in Congress. However, in wider perspective of this development of an alternative, that has dared to challenge the two corrupt national parties, should not be missed by them, to ‘teach a lesson’ to Congress, that they too — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane can deal with Congress the way it deals with them.

party boss only chose to file a complaint against the web portal ‘’ which conducted the sting operation, crying foul and blaming the BJP and the Congress for colluding to defame the party. The sources of massive funds that were received by the AAP have long been under a cloud of suspicion and the web portal had only tried to show that this AAP which is riding high on assumed glory is no different from the other parties. With the assembly elections only a few days away, Kejriwal will do well to come clean on the finances.   

AS the Delhi assembly elections are nearing, both Congress and BJP have gone into an overdrive in a bid to wipe out the first effective challenge to their hegemonic cartelization of Indian politics, by filing complaints after complaints with —Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai the Election Commission to debar Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP from the election itself. Though the Elec-

AAP mein ‘avaid’ aadmi!

THIS refers to the edit page article ‘AAP may have become history before it could make history!’ (ADC, Nov.25) by Virendra Kapoor which makes the correct statement on the newborn political outfit of the overambitious Arvind Kejriwal who fancies his chances of becoming the chief minister of Delhi in a few days. The high moral platform from which the party claimed to be operating, suddenly collapsed beneath their feet when Shazia Ilmi, the face of AAP on television, was allegedly okaying cash funding for the party. And, strangely, instead of pullng up the ‘avaid’ members, the



— Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai

Israel’s friendly acts AS per a press report appearing in a section of the print media, India had secretly received arms aid from Israel prior to the 1971 Indo-Pak war. That was the time when there were no diplomatic relations between India and the Jewish State. Even during the 8-year long IranIraq war, the former had reportedly got its largely American made military hardware secretly repaired by the Israeli technicians. This was done through a country which was a common friend of both Jerusalem as well as Teheran. — Arun Malankar, Santa Cruz

No need to pay bribes NOT DONE: Arvind Kejriwal blames the Cong, BJP and the web portal for targeting his party but has nothing to say about the massive funds received by his AAP.

A LEADING news channel has recently said that we Indians are forced to pay bribes to get work done in most areas of life and the business of corruption runs into Rs.6,000 crore plus. I disagree with

UDRS is implemented with the mutual consent of the teams. But replays are shown in all cases, even when there is no UDRS and hence no third umpire. Sometimes, when the replay shows that the umpire erred there is a big hullabaloo and particularly so if the player is a crowd favourite. In India the biggest noise is made if it involves Tendulkar. My suggestion is that if there is no UDRS then no replays should be shown. It is unfair to the umpire. If you don’t want wrong decisions, then implement UDRS. True, even with UDRS, wrong decisions may sometimes occur, but if mistakes are made when someone has three camera views in slow motion and as much as two to three minutes to decide, then how do you expect a field umpire to be always correct when decisions are to be given in seconds after watching it in real time with no benefit of a slow motion replay? — T.R. Ramaswami, Kandivli

them, and here is proof: To get a birth certificate, I did not pay a bribe The traffic police never demands a bribe Pan card, Aadhar card come without a bribe I have never paid a bribe to get into schools and colleges I have never paid a bribe to get my passport renewed I got my driving license, without a bribe To build a house, you don’t need to bribe My water connections came bribe free To get a hospital bed, you don’t need to bribe When i die, my family won’t pay a bribe for death certificate — Altaf H. Ladiwala, Bandra

Not in the right spirit AS per reports in the print media, ten TV channels in Pakistan have been fined more than crore for showing Indian programmes by PEMRA (Pakistan Electric Media Regulatory Authority). Now what we should do to the Pakistani artists who earn here in India crores of rupees and don’t pay the taxes and buy flats and properties worth crores. They take lakhs of US dollars to Pakistan and when caught our “impotent” politicians interfere and release them. Is there any medium which can investigate this? Because we Indians have very poor memory power, we forget everything very soon. — Yogesh R. Bhavsar, Dahisar

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CBI probe in Aarushi murder case dicey

UNSATISFACTORY: Though the CBI court has held the Talwar couple guilty of the double murder, the way the entire probe was conducted leaves much to be desired. THE Aarushi Talwar murder case which dragged for more than five years has now been concluded by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court holding the Talwar couple guilty of murdering their daughter and domestic help Hemraj. However, the manner in which the investigation was conducted leaves much to be desired. Right from the time the girl’s body was discovered, the police did little to preserve the crime scene. In fact, media persons were allowed to trample all over the house, possibly destroying the evidence. It was only later that the body of Hemraj was discovered on the terrace, which again seems to suggest that the police were not thorough in their probe. The police thought nothing of making ugly accusations about the dead girl and also her parents. Despite the court verdict, many ques-

tions still remain about the mobile phone of Aarushi which was later found and the CBI did not find any blood of Hemraj on Aarushi’s pillow or in the room except the liquor bottle with bloodstains from which no evidence was recovered. All this proves the lack of professionalism in the investigation by the authorities who also conducted the narco-tests on suspects and the parents which did not produce any positive result. The fact is that the police do not have any concrete evidence and the media is covering the case without any substance. The CBI should not boast about its role in this case which has come to the conclusion that the parents are guilty of the murder of their daughter and domestic help, though the Talwars are going to appeal in the high court. —Bhagwan Thadani, Pune


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Q1What were the objectives of the League of Nations? Ans. The objectives of the League of Nations were: 1) To establish world peace and security. 2) To establish friendly and co-operative relations between the nations. 3) To solve the international issues with peace, avoiding war. 4) All member nations are secular and independent and for the sake of national security all should follow the rule of League of Nations. 5) Obeying the International Laws.

Introduction Russian Revolution is a turning point of history of the world. In 19th century political, social and economic conditions declined in Russia; during the period of Tsar of Romanov Dynasty. In the beginning of the 20th century, Tsar’s empire spread in a large area. Social conditions in his period were extremely unequal. Due to feudalism and serfdom, common people were living in a miserable condition. While comparing the other European Nations, the Industrial development of Russia was not so good. Industries in Russia were in the hands of the capitalists and they were exploiting the workers. They were not given advanced technology. So it was difficult to give quality production. As a result, the economic conditions of Russia started to decline. Russia at the threshold of the Revolution The revolutionaries’ ideas reached Russia in the middle of the 19th century. The educated class became aware of exploitation and the need to oppose it. The Nihilist advocated absolutely freedom. The idea of Karl Marx had reached Russia and influenced the views of the Russian intellectuals. Karl Marx (1818-1883) Karl Marx was a German philosopher who wrote ‘Das Capital’. In association with Fredrick Engles he wrote ‘Communis Manisfesto’ (1848). He made a scientific study of social development and pointed out the need for an exploitationfree society. He believed that changes in economic system will change social customs and values. He pointed out that those who own the means of production (the haves) exploit the poor (the have nots). He appealed to the workers of the world to unite for fundamental social change. The Russian revolution saw a conflict between the Tsar and his rich supporters on the one hand and the workers and farmers on the other. Despotic Rule in Russia Before the revolution took place Russia had been under the reign of the Romanov dynasty for three centuries. The Tsars were opposed to the liberal ideas, denied rights and freedom to the people. Agriculture was the backbone of the Russian economy. However, the feudalism resulted in misery for the farmers.

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Bloody Sunday (23-1-1905) The defeat of Russia in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) intensified resentment. Father Gapon led a silent protest march in St Petersburg to submit a memorandum to the Tsar. The soldiers attacked the protestors and many succumbed to death. This ghastly incident on 23 January 1905 is known as ‘Bloody Sunday’. Some Important Questions Q1. Why did the democratic experiment fail in Russia? (20 to 25 words) Ans. The persistent demand led to the formation of the Russian Parliament, known as Duma, in 1906. The confrontation between the Duma and the Tsar led to the dissolution of the First Duma and subsequently the Second Duma was dissolved on the grounds of differences with the members. But, the third Duma became a puppet in the hands of the Tsar. Duma couldn’t do any noteworthy work. Thus, the democratic experiment failed in Russia. Q2 Write about Lenin’s New Economic Policy. (30 to 40 words) Ans. Lenin announced a New Economic Policy, which consisted of both privatisation and nationalisation to some extent. This policy of Lenin was opposed by the extremist Communist leaders. Lenin defended his decision by saying that ‘it was sensible to go couple of steps back, after having gone three steps ahead.’ Importance of NEP 1) Collective farming 2) Open market 3) New currency 4) Small and large scale industries The NEP caused a big increase in the agriculture and industrial production. Lenin’s contribution to world history is certainly enlightening and noteworthy. Q3. Write the significance of Russian Revolution (60 to 80 words) Ans. 1) The Russian Revolution has a significant place in the history of modern world. This was the first revolution inspired by the philosophy of Karl Marx.

The working class acquired great importance due to this revolution and gave the world a direction to bring about social development through economic planning. It was an attempt to create a social order without religion, class and exploitation. The concept of ‘welfare state’ was accepted and the message of total freedom from all sorts of restrictions was given. The event ushered in a new era and brought about fundamental changes in the political, social, economic, cultural and scientific fields of Russia. There rose a new form of governance and communism gave birth to new values. The revolution set up the principle of equality co-operation and global fraternity.

Q4. Give reasons (20 to 30 words) a) The condition of the common people and workers in Russia was miserable. Ans. 1) The industrial development in Russia was inadequate and as a result, there were very few jobs. 2) The workers were paid low wages and forced to work for long hours. 3) The government turned down the demands for reforms made by the workers and for more land made by the farmers. Therefore, the condition of common people and workers in Russia was miserable. b) All round development of Russia did not take place. Ans. 1) The industrial development of Russia was unsatisfactory. 2) The quality of production was inferior due to outdated production technology. 3) The Tsar did not pay any attention to the welfare of the people. Therefore, all-round development of Russia did not take place. C) League of Nations Introduction The destruction of the First World War led the thinkers and government in the world to think seriously about the foundation of an international organisation to prevent war. President Woodrow Wilson of the USA advocated the need to establish the League of Nations at the Paris Peace Conference. Accordingly, the League of Nations was established on 10th January 1920 with 32 members. Aims and Objectives Structure of the League: a) Assembly b) The Committee c) Secretariat The International Court and other organisations Achievements and failures Some important questions

Q2. Write functions and three main factors of League of Nations. (60 to 80 words) Ans. The administration of the League of Nations was to be run through three main parts—the Assembly, the Committee and Secretariat. The Head Office of League of Nations was at Geneva in Switzerland. 1) Assembly: a) The Assembly of the League of Nations was like an Assembly of Nation. b) All representatives of the member nations were members of the Assembly and each nation had right of one vote. Out of all representatives one was being elected as the president of the Assembly. Functions: It look after the plans and programmes of the League of Nations, control over other branches, and discuss the issues that disturb international peace. 2) The Committee: a) The Committee means executive body of the League of Nations. The Assembly was sending its recommendations to the Committee. It included five permanent and four non-permanent members. Along with those five, other four were elected by the Assembly from the representatives of the member nations. Functions: 1) To implement the decisions of the League of Nations, to solve the crisis among the nations, control of the Secretarial office. 2) The Committee could handle any issue related to world peace. 3) Secretariat: The Secretariat was the office of the League of Nations. The chief of this office was known as the Secretary General or the Secretary. Functions: 1) To register the complaints coming to the League, to collect information about the grievances, to keep the documents of the administrative work, to pass the information of the decisions of the League of Nations to all the nations. 2) To execute the decisions of the Committee and to look after the regular administration of the League of Nations. Q3. Give reasons: a) The League of Nations was unable to restrain the warring countries. Ans.: 1) There was lack of coordination between the principal nations like France and England. 2) The policies of the strong nations like Germany, Italy and Japan were selfish and contrary to the basic ideas of the League of Nations. 3) Therefore, the League of Nations was unable to restrain the warring countries. Q 4. Why did the League of Nations fail to attain its objectives? Ans. 1) The United States of America decided not to join the League of Nations. 2) The leadership provided by England and France was weak and lacked cohesion. 3) The League failed to restrain the acts of aggression by Germany, Italy and Japan. 4) The League of Nations did not have its army to take action against the belligerent nations. Q5. Give information about the International Court of Justice. Ans. 1) The International Court of Justice, situated at the Hague in Netherlands, was an affiliated organ of the League of Nations. 2) It consisted of fifteen judges, elected for a term of nine years. 3) It resolved crisis among the members states of the League. 4) It provided legal advice to the League of Nations.

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hakespeare once rightly said “What’s in a name?” and this year, the students of Jai Hind College seem to have an answer. Keeping aside typical themes and the regular décor of college festivals, the BMM students of Jaihind College have decided to focus on the importance of brands and brand recalling in sales and marketing – an important part of their course – as the theme for their festival, Detour 2013. Detour assures you of a tour through the world of brands along with the craze amongst the contingents representing them. For their mascots, each participating college will have to represent a brand and have a suitable mascot, to be able to battle with other participating colleges for name, popularity and the awards. Giving a platform to budding media students, Detour will be host to competitive and fun events based on films, advertising, media

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and performing arts. Enthusiastic journalism students will battle it out in events like writing and speaking, where they will experience the feel of reporting news. Advertising students will compete with each other in photography, digital advertising, ad-making and ad-designing events. The stage is all set to be on fire as both journalism and advertising students come together to participate in dance, band and fashion show events. Colleges will be represented by their own Public Relations team, which will boost and cheer for their contingents. Till date 23 Mass Media colleges across the city have confirmed their participation for Detour ’13 with more colleges expected to register soon. Maitri Shah, Head, Public Relations, Detour 2013, says “This year at Detour, we are focusing on the importance of brands and brand recall in sales and marketing. Media and advertising play a crucial role in reaching the target


My daughter is in her final year of Bachelors in Architecture and wants to pursue her Masters in the same subject. Which are the best colleges in India and in the US and what are their fees? —Dr Vijay Jessani

Some of the best universities in USA offering Masters in Architecture are the University of California, Berkeley, Cornell University, Southern California Institute of Architecture, University of Michigan and so on. The tuition fee ranges from $30,000 to $40,000 per year. Some colleges in India that offer M.Arch are: Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai’s College of Architecture, New Panvel – URL:; Padmashree Dr.D.Y.Patil College of Architecture, Pune -; Kamla Raheja Vidhyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies, Mumbai - and so on. Kindly visit the respective websites for further details like eligibility criterion, admission procedure and so on. For the list of best colleges, kindly browse the internet – blogs or refer to educational magazines that may publish such ratings.

I am 22 and have cleared my F.Y.B.A. I had to drop out of college in the middle because of certain circumstances. Can I complete my degree directly by saving two years or should I continue my S.Y and T.Y from next year through correspondence? —Pratik Devrukhkar

Most recognised institutes in India offer a graduation degree after completing consecutive years of F.Y / S.Y/ T.Y. (in the case of BA). Please do not enroll with an unrecognised institute which offers a short cut to obtain a degree. You can contact the university from where you pursued your F.Y.B.A to check if you can get admission directly to the S.Y. Alternatively, you can enroll with a Distance/Open University and complete your graduation.

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market. For advertising and marketing purposes, and to facilitate brand recognition, companies introduce catchy tag lines and brand mascots to help the brand develop a connection with the consumers. The mascots represent the brand, and the brand represents the company. This year, Detour celebrates the importance of a catchy tag line and a mascot for brand appeal and recall, used for media communication.”

Want to study Actuarial Sciences The US has a 4 year education system for an undergraduate degree and the UK has a three year education system. Does it mean that the US education is better? —Karishma The length of the degree doesn’t decide if a particular degree is better or not. The employability of the degree and reputation of the university decides what is better. If cost is an issue, education in the UK is the obvious choice, but one will sacrifice on flexibility of choosing your major which the US provides. The US allows you to explore within a wide range of subjects and remain undecided in your major for the first year, whereas the UK requires you to select your major at the time of your application.

I am currently studying LLB in India and am interested in pursuing an LLM in the US. Which are the good colleges and what will I need for my application? — Rohit The LLM Degree in colleges of USA is designed to introduce foreign law graduates to the legal system of the US and also provides the opportunity to take advanced courses in specialised areas of law. Admissions for the LLM in the US are open to anyone who has a First Class Degree from an accredited institute outside the US. The Degree should be the equivalent of the JD or LLB degree. There are several fields of LLM like Insurance Law, International Commercial Law, Taxation, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law and Corporate Governance Law. Some of the colleges that offer courses in LLM are Boston University,



is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics Tufts University, Harvard University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbour, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, Columbia University, Cornell University and New York University. The application to most of these institutes is electronically via LSAC (Law School Admission Council). The application process evaluates not only a candidate’s performance in previous law studies but also considers the applicant’s professional experience, areas of personal interest, strong letters of recommendation and English proficiency. Some of the requisites for the application are: Resume, Personal Statement, Recommendation Letters, Transcripts and TOEFL score report.

I am interested in studying Actuarial Sciences at an undergraduate level in the US. What is the scope of Actuarial Science? Also, which subjects and exams do I need to take to become an actuary? —Adesh

Actuaries are business executives who deal with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. They are usually professionally trained in mathematical sciences and specialise in evaluating financial risk. The profession has consistently ranked as one of the most desirable in various studies over the years. Actuaries are well compensated and experienced fellows have the potential to earn from $150,000 to $250,000. There are many colleges which offer actuarial science programs but even students who’ve majored in Risk Management, Statistics, Finance, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Computer Science, Calculus, Mathematics and Business can pursue Actuarial sciences. You will also

need the VEE—Validation by Educational Experience along with your undergraduate degree. Before applying for the VEE, you must pass the exams conducted by the SOA (Societies of Actuaries) and CAS (Casualty Actuarial Society). Some of the colleges popular for Actuarial studies are: NYU-Stern School of Business, Northwestern College, Purdue University, University of Illinois-Urbana Champagne, University of Michigan-Ann Arbour and University of Texas-Austin.


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MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013 minute you get out of Grant Road Station (E). It serves a basic variety of food, the most noteworthy being the famous mava cake. Other things I love here are the veg puff, mava puff, jam puff, pudding, plum cake, tea, cold drinks with omlette bread and ofcourse the famous bun maska and bun maska jam. What I love about the place is that it is not expensive and you see people of all ages savouring the goodies here. It does look like a gloomy place but you can judge its popularity by the occasional people you see coming in their BMWs and Mercedes cars.


ne of my favourite places to grab a snack has to be B Merwans at Grant Road. You know you’re near Merwans because you can sniff that heavenly smell the

institutes such as the Salvation Army, Maharashtra Women’s State Council, Seva Sadam, Smiles Institute – Manoranjan Mela. In a fast-moving city with no place for kids to play, the volunteers from the Rotaract Club of H.R. College wanted to give the 400 underprivileged children a day that they would never forget. The theme for this day was cartoons and each child got a face mask and tattoo of their favourite character. They also had a great time on rides such as the jumping jack. There were a whole host of activities planned he Rotaract Club of H.R. duties and utilise their throughout the day for the College organised potential to the best of their children, though the high‘Manoranjan Mela’ – a fun abilities. light was a magic show by fair organised for the under“The world always looks Bhumgara, which left the privileged children from vari- brighter from behind a children and organisers ous institutes across the city. smile.” But there are so many both spellbound. It took place at Bal Bhavan people in this city who do not “Today, give a child one of Gardens at Charni Road on have a reason to smile. your smiles. It might be the the November 23. only sunshine he or she Rotaract is a worldsees all day. We want wide organisation of these children to rememyoung men and women aged So, the Rotaract Club of ber this day as that perfect 18 to 30 based in over 171 H.R. College decided to bring day when they look back at countries. The Rotaract Club about a change in the width their childhood,” said the of H.R. College is the youth of some of their lips by organisers Purvi Parikh and wing of the Rotary Club of organising a very exciting Simoni Shah. Bombay. Being supported by one day event for the underThanks to this initiative one of the best Rotary Clubs privileged kids from various the children enjoyed a fun in the city which provides filled day and were left with them with guidance and big smiles on their faces. direction to perform their

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India: One Country – Many Cultures


Saisha Bacha, H.R. College

s the seven colours of the rainbow pass through a prism, they emit a single ray of white light and thus emerges the beauty of oneness. Such is the story of our India, where a kaleidoscope of cultures makes us one people. Secularism, liberty, fraternity and tolerance, brotherhood, mark the significance of our rich cultural heritage that took root in ancient civilizations. It is in this nation, India, where Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism were born,

which is the second largest Muslim nation in the world, where Christianity has existed for over 2000 years; where the oldest Jewish synagogues and Jewish communities have resided, where the Zoroastrians from Persia have thrived since being persecuted from their ancient homeland. It is in India that a medley of religions makes a symphony; the various flavours and tastes make her a gastronomical delight. The colours, the contrast, the diversity make India so flamboyant and magnificent. The beautiful landscapes from the charismatic Kashmir

to Kanyakumari, glorious Gujarat, majestic Madhya Pradesh, the soulful south, all stand apart so vividly in their individual threads, yet so beautifully woven together to make the fabric of India. What is it that brings about this unity in diversity? This oneness among a population of over a billion? It surely must be our values that are inherently the same across the nation, no matter which region or religion we belong to. Yes, we may have our individual differences, we may stand divided in our beliefs, but in times of threat, we

stand together, in times of strife we bond together. We celebrate each festival with as much pomp, be it Holi, Diwali or Christmas. We are many cultures, many people, yet we merge into one nation, just as the rivers and streams flow into the ocean. We share the same glory and grief that comes to India. We have the same flame of patriotism burning in our souls, we Indians stand apart as individuals yet stand together as One India. “And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.” – Ruskin Bond

aking hard drives to another level is WD’s latest My Passport Ultra. The sleek design and the interesting texture and colours make this a definite eye catcher. However, the top of the drive feels a little weak and flexes if you put pressure on it, but is no cause for concern. Fusing style with performance, the Ultra allows a seamless transfer of files and media, and is one of the fastest drives equipped with USB 3.0. However, it will work slightly slower if you’re using it on a device configured with USB 2.0. The impressive bit however are the utilities included in the drive. The WD Drive Utilities segment allows you to check the status of your drive, run a quick drive selftest, perform a full media scan to detect bad sectors and set the

amount of idle time before the drive goes to sleep. The WD Security segment allows you to protect your drive with a password, secure it with the 256-bit hardware encryption. However, you can’t password protect specific folders, which reduces the effectiveness of the password protect option a little. The WD SmartWare segment allows you to back up data from your system not only to the drive, but also to Dropbox. You will need to first activate Dropbox using an activation code and can then schedule backups as frequently as you’d like and even have backups based on categories. Priced at Rs.4,299 for 500 GB, Rs.5,999 for 1TB and Rs.10, 499 for 2TB, the Ultra is a little steep as compared to other variants. But considering the features it offers, it is a pretty decent buy.



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MET Institute of Mass Media invites you to its grand annual media event, METamorphosis on December 16, 17 and 18. Based on the theme ‘Between The Mind’, there are 19 events, which include panel discussions, copy writing, Marathi street play, ad-making, creative painting and more, giving you an experience of a lifetime which will be judged by media stalwarts. To join in at METamorphosis 2013; all you need is creative inclination and logical instinct. Last date for registration is December 14. For registrations and media queries please contact 022-39554271/78 or 9769012810/9769015530 or email


The Tata group has announced the launch of the eighth edition of Tata Building India School Essay Competition. A national-level contest, Tata Building India will be held in different languages across the cities of India. This year, the competition is to be held in 12 languages and will reach out to nearly 3.5 million students, from 7000 schools spread across nearly 185 cities. Two new languages – Punjabi and Assamese – are proposed for the first time this year, adding to the already existing English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Telugu and Malayalam editions. The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Happy and Prosperous Nation’ and young minds will be encouraged to express their thoughts on a topic based on this subject. To ensure a level playing field for students, the competition is conducted across two categories - junior level for Classes VI – VIII and Senior level for Classes IX to XII. The essays are judged on the parameters of relevance to the topic, structure, creativity and communication of the idea, and prizes are awarded for school, city and national level winners. Further, one-time need-based special Tata Building India scholarships will be awarded to a few students from each city based on defined criteria and other terms and conditions. For more information, please log on to, or ngIndia


Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) has announced ‘Carnival of Creativity’ event for 2013-14, for animation aspirants across India. For animation aspirants, the event incorporates series of activities with lots of fun, excitement, prizes and scholarships to be won. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students on long term career courses in Animation, Multimedia, Gaming and VFX. The Scholarship-Carnival of Creativity commences on November 21. The event is a great platform for animation/VFX enthusiasts to showcase their talent and gives them an opportunity to be trained professionally with India’s finest animation institute.


Albana Khatri, who has worked in the Training and Development field for a number of years, working with the likes of some of the top names in the hotel business including The Park, Svenska Design Hotels and Ginger Hotels, talks to Gayatri Sahasrabuddhe about the field and what it’s all about

What exactly is training all about? Training is all about sharing knowledge and experiences. If you have a zest for sharing knowledge and enlightening people gives you satisfaction, then training is the field for you. The culture of formal training started in the west when organisations realised the importance of making team members grow internally. With experience that came from working on the shop floor, internal growth also meant gearing up team members with adequate skills and knowledge to deal with challenges of a higher role. Adults learn through experiential learning. Training includes learning through examples and real life experiences which helps to connect between the trainer and trainee. What kind of person would make the perfect trainer?

The right person to become a trainer is someone who is able to connect with people, a person who is an extrovert and who has great convincing skills. Having good communication skills is also important and helpful. If you are good at convincing people, you’re in the right field. You may not have all the answers to the questions asked to you; however it is critical that a trainer deals with the questions with confidence and reassures the trainee that the right answer will be given to him/her at a defined time. Before training anyone, you, as a trainer, must be convinced about your subject.


are numerous.

What is the growth like in this field? In India, companies are beginning to take Training and Development very seriously. Many multinational companies now even have the post of Director of Training and Development. As a trainer you become a master of all functions and it becomes easy to move from one function to another. The move is swift and you can move into various functions. This opens up a lot of avenues for trainers.

Is it a well-paying career? The returns are very good. There is a good demand for quality trainers and organisations are willing to pay a pray price for them. Two per cent of the annual budget in top companies is spent on training and development. Freelancers are paid extremely well.

So what does a trainer’s typical job profile or schedule include? The job profile includes designing a training calendar, auditing training, analysis and understanding the training needs of an organization, skill development and team building. Developing content to the specific needs of the organisation, constructing standards to run smooth operations are just <<Albana some of the tasks performed Khatri by a trainer. What according to you are the high and low points of this career? Well, one of the high points would be that you get to meet a new set of people and learn from their experiences. It is also a very creative field. Through training you are able to impart knowledge and influence the minds of people. There is nothing more fulfilling and satisfying than being able to do that and setting them in the right direction. One of the low points is



« MENTOR’S DESK that the job can get repetitive and could lead to boredom. Where are trainers likely to get employment apart from in companies? Apart from working in the Training and Development department of a company, you

also have the option of working as a freelance trainer. Freelance Trainers are in great demand. Not all organisations can afford a full-fledged training department. Many of these companies who want quality trainers opt for freelancers rather than having trainers on payroll. So the options in this field

What kind of qualifications will help you get into this field and succeed? There are several institutes that give diplomas in Training and Development, nationally we have the ISTD (Indian Society of Training and Development) based out of Delhi. Internationally we have ASTD (American Society of Training and Development). In addition to this there are several reputed firms that conduct ‘Train The Trainer’ programmes for freshers. Even if you do get formalised training in any of the courses mentioned, most companies will initially hire you as an administrative executive till you know the operations and subject matter and domain well enough. You need to be an expert in the subject before you train.

Youth of Mumbai pledge for peace “Today and every day, I will bring peace to the world by respecting the dignity of life in myself and in everyone I meet,” pledged the students of Welingkar Institute


he youth of Mumbai vowed to spread peace and forgiveness by taking the ‘Pledge of Peace’ on November 22 along with survivors of one of the most tragic incidents witnessed by Mumbai and the nation. The oath was administered at Welingkar Institute by Kia Scherr, founder, One Life Alliance and Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool, along with students from various city colleges and children from St. Mary’s Shelter Home. Students from International Universities attending exchange programmes at WeSchool had also joined the ceremony, adding a global touch to the event. The ‘Pledge of Peace’ ceremony was part of the CSR initiative initiated by WeSchool students titled, ‘We Wish You Peace’ to celebrate the resilient spirit of Mumbai at the outset of the fifth anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist attack.

The evening culminated into a star studded fashion show where prominent celebrities did a peace walk to celebrate the relentless spirit of Mumbai and spread the message of peace along with the children from the St. Mary’s Shelter Home, whose education for a year will be sponsored by WeSchool. Talking on the occasion Kia Scherr, Founder, One Life Alliance said, “After my husband and daughter were killed in 26/11 attacks, I am determined to create the opposite of terrorism – to love like an extremist so that we can increase the power of peace in as many ways as possible. The time has come to join together as one. Together we can make a difference. “This is a mutual choice – I chose Welingkar and Welingkar chose me after I spoke to 200 students last year about my response to 26/11. The students came forward with so many creative ideas to increase peace around the city. I

knew this would be an ongoing collaboration. This is just the beginning.” “WeSchool’s core value ‘we link and care’ has been our guiding principle. Understanding, empathy, compassion and peace have therefore become central to WeSchool’s vision and agenda. Terror in any form be it the attack such as the one on 26/11, or the numerous attacks on women is sad. We need to study the root cause and address it. Every individual has the power to make a difference and we must play an active role at our homes, in society and the nation at large to assimilate this. We strongly believe in initiatives such as ‘We Wish You Peace’ and Kia Scherr’s mission to spread the message of peace can help unite people, communities and nations. It is indeed our privilege to support this cause and help spread the message of peace,” said Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool.

‘My title changes with my role’ Says Chaitally Parmar, Creative Supervisor at Phantom Films, as she talks about her training in every aspect of film making.


am a part of every film that is produced within the company and my title changes depending on what roles I have played on a film. I have co-written ‘Queen’ on which I am also an associate director. I have played the role of an associate producer for ‘Lootera’ I did a Diploma in Business of Films and Television from Whistling Woods International (WWI) and was a part of the pilot batch, i.e. 2006-08. The campus is painted in white which adds to its serenity and resonates Greek architecture. The new faces extended such a warm welcome as if we were entering a new family (also we were the first batch). We were introduced to all faculties and our Chairman and Founder – Subhash Ghai – personally came to our classes to brief us about the world of cinema and the life that lay ahead. Our faculties and student bodies shared a great chemistry. College was an extended family for us. All our professors were true torch bearers of the society. Their wide experience, innovative and upgraded teaching methodology, helped us understand our subjects really well. Our biggest strengths were our Chairman and Founder, while the President and Executive Director were also always there for us. The state of the art technology in the campus helped us immensely. The classes were highly interactive and all our suggestions were taken seriously. Also, as a part of curriculum we were exposed to various NGOs which helped us become more responsible to the society. We were allocated separate condominiums and we had a bus that would pick us up from the hostel. At times we walked to the campus. College life was great. Learning was never burdensome. We always enjoyed the process, from classes to making films on campus and off campus, doing everything that happened in the ‘real world’ including fighting with the ‘crew’ who also happened to be our friends and batch mates to going back to the hostel and hanging out in the common area talking about the ‘industry’. The institute is located at Filmcity in Goregaon. We used to hang out in the campus itself. Our cafeteria was a big hit when it came to socialising. I had a diverse friend circle. Thanks to the institute, we had the opportunity to meet people from all parts of the country and abroad. The campus was always buzzing with innovative thoughts and stimulating conversations. We used to get caught for not wearing the col-

lege T-shirt. Therefore we used to hide under tables, run away from the canteen and hide behind trees just to escape getting caught. My education has helped me in more ways than one. It gave me a certain direction, a job to start with and there on the freedom to figure out what I want to do since I was trained in almost every aspect of film making. If I had not gone to a film school and just trained practically I would not have had the choice to pick what I want to do in various areas of film making. The WWI Campus is set in the midst of the city’s green patch, with acres to explore and learn. The beauty around is very inspiring. WWI believes that each aspiring student, faculty member etc. should be able to absorb this environment first hand, before deciding whether to be a part of it. Therefore they extend the option of booking a campus tour with them. This is a very unique idea indeed. Students and parents can both take this tour to explore what life at WWI is like, with its wonderful combination of classroom and real world teachings. Whistling Woods International is renowned for programmes and courses that are intensive and offer world-class education in all aspects of animation, film, fashion, media and communication thus providing an edge to its students. The school promises learning in a professional environment, where students learn from working professionals and stalwarts of the industry. WWI is distinguished by its unique in-depth specialisation programmes. The campus includes in-house facilities like studios, high-tech cameras and equipment, faculty, weekly celebrity master classes, specialisation curricula, student productions etc. The school also includes a Sony Technology Centre in Mumbai which is one of the third facilities in the world. The international tie-ups have enabled the students of WWI to travel and co-produce films with other campuses, and get first-hand exposure about working with film students there, and learning new techniques of film making. The small classroom sizes ensure personal attention to each individual, offering the guidance and mentoring necessary for the student to focus, excel and realise his/her potential.

—As told to Monarose Sheila Pereira

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visas. At the exhibition other informative seminars were also delivered by academicians from the UK institutions on subjects such as an MBA in the UK, IELTS, IT and engineering. Rob Lynes, Director British Council, India said, “With the launch of the GREAT Scholarship and GREAT Career guide, we aim to empower aspiring Indian students to choose the right course in the UK. This will be followed by a series of Education UK exhibitions across India which will further enable students to meet recruiting faculty and international managers of leading UK institutions. We at the British Council are committed to


o fulfil the ambitions of young talented Indians wanting to study in the UK, the British Council announced the single largest number of scholarships ever launched in a year in India, by offering around 370 scholarships worth almost 1 million GBP. The British Council launched the GREAT Scholarship and GREAT Career Guide in Mumbai on Monday as a part of the ‘GREAT BRITAIN’ campaign. These were available to the students at an exclusive Education UK exhibition which was held on November 26,

2013 at The Leela in Mumbai. The British Council also launched the GREAT Career Guide that features articles about popular subjects that Indian students choose to study in the UK and opportunities available thereafter. Launched in February 2012, GREAT is a strategic international marketing programme designed to promote the UK to business, tourism and student markets worldwide in order to enhance the country’s global reputation. The day long exhibition in Mumbai provided information on

undergraduate, postgraduate or research programmes in the UK and also gave information to aspiring students and parents on student life and culture. The exhibition in Mumbai had participation from 70 UK universities and also had a UK Visa and Immigration stall managed by the officers of the British Deputy High Commission, Mumbai, to assist visitors with all queries relating to student visa regulations and policies. UK Visa and Immigration officers from the British Deputy High Commission also delivered a seminar on student

Pearl Academy hosts ‘Creative Careers Conclave’ in Mumbai


earl Academy, an art, design and fashion institute hosted the ‘Creative Careers Conclave’, in Mumbai at Nehru Enclave, Worli. The interactive programme witnessed a creatively charged audience consisting of 250 parents and children, wanting to know more about the dynamics of the world of art, design and fashion- as an education, a career and a creative pursuit. The event saw a panel of ingenious ‘art’smen from the world of design, fashion bibles, graphics and filmmaking, and a crisp dialogue between the audience and panelists like Fashion Designer Narender Kumar, Fashion Critic Meher Castellino, Graphic Designer Vikas Satwalekar and Producer and Filmmaker David James Baker. The creative amalgamation of

dreams, choices and learning saw an artistically put together essay of vocations inclined towards the finer things of life. The event was designed in a manner that not only did the four

gurus have the audience journey through their individual paths of aspirations, hard-work and artistic canvases, but also saw these creative advocates take small pit-stops to engage the audiences with work-life scenarios, interesting anecdotes and inputs from Pearl Academy’s alumni. Designed to enhance deep learning, the event brought together the combined young creative energy of the 21st century. The conclave was a participation of insights and avenues as the mentors brought to the fore their knowledge and expertise to better hone the dreams of Young India. The session was enjoyed unanimously by parents and their budding young minds as they got to experience a fashion dialogue like never before.

helping Indian students make the best educational choices and offer them up-to-date information on studying and living in the UK.” With the Education UK Mumbai exhibition, the British Council will be initiating a four-city exhibition that will travel to Bangalore on November 27, Kolkata on November 29 and New Delhi on November 30. The UK has been welcoming international students for over a century, with a global reputation for excellence in the field of education and skills. Annually, 4,00,000 overseas students study at UK institutions, of which almost 30,000 are currently from India.

Andrew Soper, Counsellor (Prosperity), British High Commission, New Delhi: The UK has been welcoming international students for over a century. There are currently 4,30,000 international students from Non-EU countries studying in the UK of which almost 30,000 are from India. There is no cap on the number of Indian students in the UK and you can work after study in a graduate level job. In fact, we want to attract more world-class individuals with the knowledge and expertise that will drive leading research and economic growth. We want to attract the brightest and best to study and work, but at the same time ensure that everyone who comes to the UK is coming to do a legitimate job or is a genuine student coming to study at a genuine institution. Student visa regulations protect and support genuine Indian students at UK universities and still allow them to work while studying. In addition, doors remain open for students to work after study in graduate level employment for those earning a graduate level salary (£20,000+) for up to 3 years, with the possibility of extending for a further 3 years. There has been no change to ability to work during study for those students at Higher Education Institutions studying at/above degree level (20 hours per week in term time and full time in the holidays). A new visa has been introduced for graduate entrepreneurs, which allows students who have world-class innovative ideas to stay in the UK and develop their ideas. For those Indians who aspire for an international study experience and professional development, the UK remains the preferred destination. And, we remain committed not only to welcoming Indian students to the UK but also offering them an unparalleled environment to help accelerate their professional aspirations and growth.

Nokia Music Connects is back T

he fifth edition of India’s leading music and digital platform Music Connects will end today, 27 November at ITC Central, Parel with an impressive line up of speakers. Today’s schedule has Bhaskar Sharma, General Manager, Red Bull India; Deepak Jolly, Vice-President Public Affairs & Communications, Coca-Cola India; Satyan Gajwani, CEO, Times Internet; Jasper Donat, Co-founder and CEO, Branded; Nikhil Chinapa, Founder, Submerge; Jane Slingo, Director, Young Strangers; Brian Message, Co Manager, Radiohead; Seymour Stein, Co founder and Chairman, Sire Records and others. The day will also include a live performance by Shraddha Sharma, followed by a panel discussion. Produced by Hong Kong based Music Matters producer Branded and group’s, Nokia Music Connects is supported by the Indian and international music industry

trade bodies IMI, SIMCA, PPL, IPRS, BMI among others. Backed by Nokia for the fifth year running, the two-day-long conference has “Redefining Entertainment” as the conference theme and will continue to showcase leading executives from Indian and international labels, digital platforms, the live music industry and device manufacturers discussing the current state and the way forward for the music business. The organisers are also excited to announce the first ever Indian Music Matters Academy in association with Fender taking place during Nokia Music Connects. Designed to educate musicians in the business of music and giving back to the creator community, invited musicians will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and receive mentoring and guidance from some of the biggest names in the music industry including Brian Message and Seymour Stein.


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University College Dublin (UCD) recently announced the launch of the 2014 UCD scholarships for Indian undergraduate and postgraduate students. Of particular note in the €250,000 scholarship fund, the largest ever by an Irish University, are the four full scholarships in recognition of V. V. Giri, the fourth President of India, who studied law in UCD from 1913 to 1916. The following scholarships will be available to Indian students applying to UCD. 1. UCD International Scholarships

The deadline for applications is April 30, 2014. Students are encouraged to apply early.

2. The Government of Ireland Scholarships for India

Details of the Government of Ireland scholarships will be confirmed in February 2014.

3. UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business

Please see Deadline for applications is March 28, 2014.

4. UCD Graduate School of Law

Deadline for applications is April 17, 2014 For further information on UCD Scholarships, students should visit: or contact the UCD International Student Scholarships & Funding Coordinator, Kate O’ Hanlon,


Jay Robotix Pvt. Ltd. has announced Robokid, a national level completion across more than 250 schools. The theme for Robokid is ‘Our Planet- Our Future’, which aims to increase awareness amongst the student community about environment conservation. Jay Robotix has announced the call for registrations for the competition wherein students from VI to X standard can register through their respective schools or individually on the Post registrations the students will be entitled to a four-hour online training module free of cost on robot programming and logical skills building; which will be conducted by Jay Robotix. The training module will enable the participants to learn operating a robot using the RoboGuru Software. Registered students will also get a licensed version of RoboGuru™ software exclusively developed by Jay Robotix. School students from all across the country can participate in the competition. Robokid will witness the competition in three levels. Students can register online individually or in teams of one to four ( by providing their school name and other details with a registration fee of Rs.900 per student. For Registration Details Please Call - 040 - 31002684

‘Hypnotherapy helped me realise the power of the human mind’ Dr. Hemal G. Vajani, a consulting Homeopath and Clinical Hypnotherapist (BHMS & C Ht) always wanted to understand the workings of the human mind. As a faculty trainer at the California Hypnosis Institute of India, she tells Naressa Coutinho, how Hypnotherapy can become an interesting career for those who share a similar sense of curiosity


ypnosis has often been associated human mind and hypnosis with acts of fraud, magic and psyas a drugless therapy.” chotherapy. While all of these evoke Hypnotherapy deals with negative ideas about hypnotherapy, in reality, the subconscious mind and the field of hypnosis is beneficial and can be may be used to treat phoused in the treatment of mental illnesses and bias, anxiety disorders and pain reduction. pain reduction. While it is A Mumbai-based clinical hypnotherapist not the first choice of many, Dr. Hemal G. Vajani explains, “Hypnosis is not hypnotherapy has many an occult or esoteric art; it is a scientifically <<Dr. Hemal myths attached to it that acknowledged psychological and therapeutic G. Vajani should be done away with. discipline. Hypnosis is, in fact, a method by Firstly, you cannot be hypwhich a person may be guided into an altered notised against your will as this process state of conscious awareness (‘hypnotic requires the cooperation from the person trance’), in which psychological and physical who is about to be hypnotised. changes, beyond normal conscious capabili- “Hypnotherapy requires a willing client,” ty, may be achieved. It is basically any therapy asserts Dr. Hemal, “It cannot be practiced done in conjunction with hypnotic trance. In without the permission of the client.” that altered state one can work on the sub- Secondly, in a state of hypnosis, the hypconscious mind which is 6,000 times stronger notherapist doesn’t have any control over than the conscious mind. It is often classed as your actions and so you cannot be forced to a form of complementary treatment but is do anything against your values or morals. better recognised as a part of psychotherapy.” Dr. Hemal is a faculty member at The As an intern in the field of homeopathy, Dr. California Hypnosis Institute of India (CHII) Vajani would often find herself left amazed by that is the first ISO certified integrated clinical the power of the human mind. She looked to hypnotherapy training institute in India. “The psychology and hypnotherapy for a better Institute offers a certificate course in hypunderstanding of the unconscious state. “I notherapy which spreads over five levels,” she underwent this therapy myself,” she says, says, “The duration of each course ranges “which helped me realise the power of the from three to eight days. CHII also offers a post graduate diploma in regression therapies in affiliation with Tasso International, Germany.” A hypnotherapist may come across clients who may or may not need a hypnosis done. This, he or she, would realise within the first few sessions as hypnotherapy shows quick results. “The biggest advantage of hypnotherapy is that the desired result can be achieved in the first three to four sessions of hypnotherapy. The relaxation achieved in one session of hypnosis would otherwise require a lot of practice,” explains Dr. Hemal. This makes the therapy appealing to most people who wish to get rid of their mental or physical pain, rather quickly. This process gets to the root of the problem by tapping into the unconscious self, with the permission of the client. The patient first reaches a state of relaxation voluntarily, followed by a process wherein the hypnotherapist tries to probe into a person’s mind with a series of questions


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or through storytelling. Once a client snaps out of hypnosis, he may or may not recall what happened during the session. “With more awareness about the importance of mental health, there is a lot of scope for growth in hypnosis. Hypnosis may be just one of the psychotherapeutic techniques but is complete and effective if one practices it alone. However, one can always learn other similar therapies,” she says. The California Hypnosis Institute of India Omkar Prarthana, Ground Floor, Sambhaji Nagar, Next to HDIL Kaledonia, Sahar Road, Andheri East, Mumbai 400059. Contact no- 9819160608 , Email id – , Mumbai Setting up a clinic doesn’t require a lot of financial investment as this therapy requires basic infrastructure and a small space to practice. In fact, Dr. Hemal says that if there is any financial investment required, it is in learning the course. However, she also adds that there are scholarships and discounts available to students below 25 years of age. Moreover, the returns from this field are impressive as the minimum charge for a session could range anywhere between Rs.700 and Rs.5,000, depending on the experience and expertise of the therapist. “One can learn and practice hypnotherapy easily if the person is interested in the science. It doesn’t require any superior intelligence to understand and practice this therapy because it is very logical and simple,” says Dr. Hemal. Clinical Hypnotherapy is a part of psychology and is an interesting science known to tap into past lives and resolve marital and worklife problems. It is quick and relaxing, and helps analyse the human mind.


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Exams mostly cause stress for students. This isn’t limited to students, but parents too seem to be under high stress with their wards’ examinations. Many parents are increasingly encouraging their children to consume energy drinks and memory boosters. But, is this the right way to go about dealing with stress and getting a good score? We ask students to share their opinion on the same. I have personally never taken it. During exam time, you are not supposed to face so much stress and be afraid of forgetting your lessons. Taking exams is not hard work as long as you make a time table and learn step by step, seriously. If you do that, you won’t face much stress and won’t be swamped with work. Bhavi, UPG College of Management First, I have personally never taken a memory supplement or any kind of booster. Parents who are encouraging their children to take them are wrong. I believe that medicine of any kind, if taken without medical advice, can cause health issues and affect the liver. Plus, students have to understand that it all depends on their ability and training, and not on boosters. Rohan Varghes, Sydenham College According to me, memory supplement is ok, but energy drinks are not useful. Anyway, even the effects of memory supplements are not that great. Only natural memory can help us during exams. I have personally never tried them during my exams.

Mahjabeen Shaikh, University of Mumbai

Tanisha Fagwani H.R. College

supposed to live it to the fullest. Sure, you’re going to hit a few bumps along the way, but you’ve got to pick e teenagers are treated like kids yourself up and move on. This is life. and are expected to act like You’ll fight with your family. You’ll witadults. However, we all learn so ness things that will change forever. much from this phase. All we really need You’ll blame new lovers for things old to do is learn not to give up in spite of the lovers did. You’ll lose best friends you thousand problems we might face. Most thought would always be there. You’ll of these aren’t even problems; we just come to realise that everyone has a past. tend to over think and put ourselves You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, and you’ll embardown. We aren’t strong enough to learn rass yourself. But then, you’ll find your to accept everything, but that time has to very own moment where none of that start now. matters. Where you can sit back and There are going to be days when you realise that stuff happens to the people won’t have the energy to get out of bed. who can handle it, and that this is who There will also be days when you’re you are, and that no one should want to going to want to give up – on love, and change you, including yourself. life. The thing is, you’re not allowed to It does not count if you believe in give up. You were given a life and you’re yourself. It does not count if you think


you’re going to make it when the finish line is right in front of you. It counts when it’s hard to believe in yourself, when it looks like the world’s going to end, and you’ve still got a long way to go. That’s when it counts. That’s when it matters the most. Life is unpredictable. But you know what I think? I think it isn’t as complicated as we make it out to be. We are constantly looking for answers. But there are no answers. Things just happen: the good and the bad. To see the rainbow you’ve got to put up with the rain. It happens, and there is nothing we can do about it. This life is too short to live with regrets. So laugh through the tears and never give up. If it seems too dark right now, remember that the night is darkest just before the dawn. << Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Michigan, addresses the audience at their 5th India Business Conference. There was a highly intellectual audience comrising of various ex-alumini, Business Heads, veteran media personalities and Deans of U-M schools.



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Talwars get life term for Aarushi, Hemraj murders

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haziabad: Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were today sentenced to life term by a CBI court after they were convicted of killing their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj five-and-a-half years ago. 49-year-old Rajesh and Nupur (48) were spared the death penalty by Additional Session Judge Shyam Lal who rejected the CBI plea for maximum punishment after the premier probe agency submitted that the case fell in the “rarest of rare” category. Arguing before the court on quantum of punishment in the sensational double murder that had gripped the nation as one of the most puzzling crimes ever, CBI counsel R.K. Saini argued that the killing was a cold-blooded murder and fell in the “rarest of rare” category. Defence counsel Tanvir Mir countered CBI’s argument and said the evidence against his clients were weak and sought leniency for Talwars. The arguments lasted just five minutes before the judge adjourned proceedings and pronounced the quantum of sentence at 4.30 PM. The Talwar couple remained composed. The Talwar couple were also sentenced for five years for destruction of evidence and Rajesh for another one year for filing wrong FIR with police. All the sentences pronounced by the judge, who relied heavily on the circumstantial evidence provided by the CBI, will run concurrently. The dentist couple were on Monday convicted in the murder of their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and

Odisha rushes disaster mgmt team to 10 districts as Lehar closes in The districts most likely to be affected by Cyclone Lehar include Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Malkangiri, Balangir, Sonepur, Puri and Khurda


Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj were killed five-and-half years ago. 45-year-old Hemraj in a case that was awash with allegations of sleaze and sex, police-goof-ups, CBI flipflops and media bias. The judge also made a reference to freaks in the history of mankind who kill their own progeny. The couple was convicted under IPC sections 302(murder), 201(destruction of evidence) and 34(common intention to commit the crime). Rajesh was also convicted separately for furnishing false information to the police regarding the murder of his daughter by Hemraj (Section 203). According to the CBI, the dentist killed Aarushi and Hemraj at their Noida home on May 15-16 night, 2008, in a fit of rage after finding them in an objectionable position. It says Nupur helped in the crime. Rajesh’s brother Dinesh yesterday



OLKATA: Veteran BBC journalist Mark Tully yesterday said Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal’s alleged sexual harassment of a junior colleague should not be held to tar the image of all professional journalists. “I have read and heard about the incident. But I really don’t know the truth. I can say one thing that it will be really unfortunate if this single incident tars the image of other journalists working in this profession,” Tully told PTI on the sidelines of a programme here. Tarun Tejpal’s alleged sexual misdemeanour has given rise to questions being asked over the Tarun Tejpal work atmosphere in media houses where women are em- cused of sexually assaulting his ployed. Tully, who worked as women colleague. BBC correspondent in India for “I have been a journalist in for nearly half a century, said he India for several years. I really during his long association with can’t remember a similar allegaIndia can never recall an incident tion being made against a jourwhere a senior editor has been ac- nalist,” said Tully.

said they would definitely appeal against the conviction in the Allahabad High Court. “The fight has just begun. It will continue,” he said, adding a lot of evidence has been ignored. According to the CBI, the Talwars killed Aarushi in a fit of rage after finding her with Hemraj, who hailed from Nepal, in an “objectionable position”, suggesting the doublemurder could be case of honour killing. Aarushi was found on her bed with her throat slit on the morning of November 1, days before the birthday of the class nine student, at their residence in Noida, a Delhi suburb. Police initially blamed the missing domestic servant Hemraj — only to find his decomposing body on the roof 24 hours later with a similar cut and head wounds.

Probe in snooping row is ‘Save Modi Commission’: Gujarat Cong

HUBANESWAR: With the very severe cyclonic storm Lehar moving towards the Andhra Pradesh coast, the Odisha government yesterday rushed disaster management personnel to ten districts to tackle flash floods in the event of heavy rain and took measures to protect standing crops. “According to IMD prediction, cyclone Lehar will not have much impact on the state. However, we have to remain prepared for the flash flood due to possible heavy rain in southern districts due to cyclone Lehar,” said Development Commissioner I. Srinivas after attending a review meeting by CM Naveen Patnaik. Srinivas said the Chief Minister has directed to rush personnel of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) to ten districts. The districts which could experience

heavy rainfall during land fall of cyclone Lehar are Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Balangir, Sonepur, Puri and Khurda. “Besides, the district collectors have also been asked to take steps to protect the standing crop in the field as they may be affected due to heavy rainfall,” the Development Commissioner said, adding that the state government was fully prepared to face the situation. Meanwhile, a bulletin issued by the IMD said that the very severe cyclonic storm Lehar over southeast Bay of Bengal moved westwards with a speed of 15 kmph during past six hours and lay centred at 1130 hours IST today over southeast Bay of Bengal near latitude 12.50 N and longitude 89.50 E, about 900 km Southeast of Gopalpur.

MP demands compensation for kin of Kuber’s missing crew V

ADODARA: Independent Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani has requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to consider sympathetically the demand of compensation to the relatives of four crew members of fishing boat Kuber, which had been hijacked by Ajmal Kasab and his companions. Kasab and other nine Pakistani

lage in Una taluka of Junagadh, Balwant Prabhu, Mukesh Rathod and Nathu Nanu from Vasi Borsi village of Navsari district, were not found. Maharashtra government paid compensation to the Solanki’s family; it should also provide compensation to families of four other crew members, treating them on par with other victims of the at-


HMEDABAD: Terming the twomember inquiry commission constituted by the Gujarat government over alleged snooping on a woman by police, as an eyewash, state Congress today dubbed it as “Save Modi Commission”. “A thief who steals, himself decides the investigating officer to nab the accused,” Gujarat Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia said, reacting to the constitution of the commission. Modhwadia said that when call details (photocopies of telephone bills) of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley had been illegally accessed, the BJP did not allow Lok Sabha to function for three days. Delhi Police had nabbed the person who accessed Jaitley’s calls and his accomplices and put them behind bars. “But, in this case, the woman’s phone, her relatives’ phone calls and suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma’s phone conversations were tapped. Despite the serious allegation, no FIR has been lodged,” he said. Modi government on Monday night appointed a two-member Commission of Inquiry.

Students hold banners during an event to mark the 5th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, in Agartala on Tuesday. terrorists seized Kuber to reach the vicinity of Mumbai coast before launching the deadly terrorist attack on India’s financial capital on November 26, 2008. While beheaded body of Amarsinh Solanki, Kuber’s captain, was found in the abandoned boat, bodies of other four fishermen, namely, Ramesh Nagji Bamaniya from Simasi vil-

tack, Nathwani has said in a letter to the Prime Minister. Kasab, the lone terrorist who was captured alive, during his trial told the Mumbai court that terrorists killed all the five crew members of Kuber, Nathwani reminded, demanding that families of missing fishermen should not be discriminated against.


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Absolutely, there is no question of reversing the decision to hike natural gas prices, as proposed by the Rangarajan panel report, or going back on the decision. The notification regarding the implementation of the new price formula will be issued shortly.

Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Emkay calls a ‘Buy’ on Sunteck Realty CMP: Rs. 340 Target Rs. 500

Adopt A Wait And Watch Policy

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Wednesday (November 27, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty fell moderately on Tuesday (November 26, 2013) a net 56.25 points (0.92%) and closed at the 6059 point level. The market opened down with a gap at the 6099 points level. It then rose and registered the day’s high at the 6112 points level at 10.13 a.m. The index then declined sharply and turned into a range bound movement until 3.00 p.m. It then declined further and registered the day’s low at the 6047 points level at 3.24 p.m. and then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty remained below its previous close throughout the session, moved in a range of 65 points and closed below the psychologically important 6100 points level. Sentiment was bearish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 37 were losers, while 13 stocks closed in the green. Some buying was seen in auto, power and capital goods stocks, while substantial selling was seen in banking, PSU, oil & gas and FMCG stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 53.74%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst all the traded stocks, 517 were gainers, 853 were losers and 69 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen and has exited the over-sold zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator has risen above the slow D line (positive and a buy signal). RSI Indic ator: The RSI is above the 40 level but is now declining (negative if it continues).

MACD Indicator: The MACD is above zero but is now declining (negative if it continues). It is below its 9-day Average (negative).

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is below the –DI line and both lines are flat. No signal here. The ADX is falling while the Market Index is falling, which indicates that the present down trend is decreasing in strength.

a neutral market but 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 intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 6073 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6034. Support (2) = 6008. Resistance (1) = 6099. Resistance (2) = 6138.

OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index af ter having formed a long white body candle has formed a black body candle on substantiall y higher volumes. This is negative. Further, the index is below its 15 and 25 days moving averages and both the averages are declining. Both these indicate a negative bias. However, the index is above its 5 and 200 days moving average. Moreover, the velocity parameters which were negatively trended have now turned neutral. Both these indicate a positive bias . As s uch these are mixed si gnals. Inves tors are advised to adopt a wait and watch policy, until a clearer signal emerges.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6058) Positive. Is below its 15-day average (at 6108) Negative. Is below its 25-day average (at 6152) Negative. Is above its 200-day average (at 5864) Positive.

Overall Market Strength/Weakness: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating

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SRL sells Rs 912mn worth in Q2FY14 against Rs 910mn QoQ, in-line with our estimates. Collections at Rs 895mn vs. Rs 1050mn QoQ, continue to disappoint Launches Sunteck City 2, Goregaon in Q3FY14 with 0.8msf of SBA. Sold 4 percent for average realisations of ~Rs 13000/sf. Sunteck City 1 has unsold inventory 0.5msf (67 percent of SBA) Gross debt remains unchanged at Rs 5.1bn over FY13. On conservative basis, the cash inflows in H2FY14 should be more than enough to meet committed cash outflows. Maintain Buy rating with a target price (TP) of Rs 500. Unsold inventory from ongoing projects at Rs 53bn while cashflows from sold area at Rs 13bn is equal to o/s construction cost of Rs 13bn Sunteck Realty Ltd. (SRL) collections at Rs 895mn in Q2FY14 and Rs 1.9bn in H1FY14 have been disappointing. The same should get covered in H2FY14 as company launches new projects and also completes Signature Island, where outstanding collections from sold area stands at Rs 3bn. Also, as Sunteck City 1 crosses the plinth level in Q4FY14, the collections from the project will improve. We expect collections of Rs 3.4bn in H2FY14 against management’s expectations of Rs 4bn. SRL spent Rs 890mn towards construction and Rs 450mn towards advance taxes in H1FY14. Considering revenue booking of Signature Island in Q4FY14, the tax outflow would be higher in FY14. In H2FY14, construction cost outflow should be ~Rs 1.1bn with another Rs 1.30bn towards taxes and Rs 0.47bn towards payments of premium for land FSI to MMRDA. On our conservative expectations of Rs 3.4bn of collections, the total outflows of Rs 2.9bn would be more than met. SRL has pre-launched phase 2 of its Sunteck City at Goregaon West, Mumbai. The strategy to launch the phase 1, despite of 66 percent unsold inventory in phase 1, is to launch sub-Rs 10mn product of 1 ½ BHK. The company believes that due to lower affordability quotient in Mumbai housing market, the requirement of sub-Rs 10mn product is high. In a week’s time of its launch the project sells 0.03msf, 4 percent of its total SBA of 0.8msf for an average realisation of Rs 12900 / sf. SRL’s valuations remain attractive on the back of huge value of unsold inventory from the ongoing projects. Company’s key project, Signature Island, is expected completion in Q4FY14 which has unsold inventory of atleast Rs 15bn (59 percent of SBA). Sales run-rate of Signature Island is expected to pick up post completion considering it being the only super luxury ready-to-move-in product in Mumbai. As on Q2FY14, the o/s collections from sold area of the ongoing projects are equal to the o/s payments to complete the projects.

Morgan Stanley calls a ‘Buy’ on Axis Bank CMP: Rs. 1115 Target Rs. 1300

We have not had an OW on Axis since April 2011 – driven by concerns around infrastructure. It has reduced exposures to problem sectors over the last 1215 months, increasing confidence in book. It is still exposed to a weaker economy, but multiples factor in a fair degree of weakness. Upgrade to OW. Balance sheet at Axis is stronger now: The capital raising in 2013 lifted Tier 1 capital above 12%. A large part of the system (SOE banks) is weakly capitalized, so Axis can cherry-pick assets. Plus, it will be saved from raising equity if NPLs spike. The deposit base has continued to hold up well and PPoP margins have improved despite a move away from corporate loans. Exposure to stressed areas has decreased: In the past, Axis was viewed as a bank with primary focus on infrastructure, which will likely remain an area of stress for the system, in our view. However, over the last 18 months, it has reduced exposure to this area (in both absolute terms and relative to the total balance sheet). Coupled with a better balance sheet, this implies that the ability to withstand stress is very high. Focus has been on retail and SMEs: Our view on retail asset quality is that it remains fairly safe. SMEs are facing stress, but Axis is helped by the practice of lending (new loans) only to SMEs rated above SME 3. If the economy remains weak, this book will also see NPLs – but manageable, given its granular nature. Valuations are not onerous: FY14e P/E is 9.2x and P/B is 1.4x with 16% ROE in F15. Our increased PT reflects higher confidence in book, a lower bear case probability (declining risky exposure), and higher earnings owing to lower credit costs in FY15-18e. Top picks are HDFC Bank, HDFC, ICICI Bank and Axis. We have raised our target price 30%, to Rs1300 from Rs1000: Our valuation is based on a probability-weighted residual income model with three-phases – a five-year high-growth period and a 10-year maturity period, followed by a declining period. We continue to use a cost of equity of 14.7%, assuming a beta of 1.2, a risk-free rate of 8.25% (10-year government bond yield), and a market risk premium of 5.5%.

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Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corporate Tax Rates Among Highest Globally

Black money totalling around Rs 3,000 crore has been detected in the country by the central economic intelligence agency in the first half of this year, according to official sources. The Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB), the nodal agency under Finance Ministry for gathering and disseminating intelligence related to financial crimes, has culled out 174 cases between January and July this year involving tax evasion and routing of black money, the sources said yesterday.

By A Business Reporter

Reliance Shuts 10th Well On Gas Fields



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Total tax rate in India can be as high as 62.8%, with as many as 33 payments under the head of profit, labour and other taxes quirements could be as much as 243 hours. On a global average, a ax rates for companies in company takes 268 hours to pay India are among the highest in taxes, makes 26.7 payments and has the world and the number of a total tax rate of 43.1 %. India was payments is also more than the placed 158th position in the overall global average, putting the country ranking of paying taxes, above at a low 158th rank on the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Paying Brazil (159th) and below the RussTaxes 2014â&#x20AC;&#x2122; list. However, the time ian Federation (56th) and China, taken for tax payments is relatively which was ranked 120th. The United Arab Emirates was in less in India, which is rated ahead of China and Japan where it takes 318 first place, followed by Qatar and hours and 330 hours, respectively, Saudi Arabia in second and third to comply with tax regulations, ac- positions in the overall ranking. The cording to a World Bank and PwC report noted that in South Asia, India is the only economy (of eight) report. According to the report, the total with a complete online system for tax rate in India can be as high as fling and paying taxes. In the Asia Pacific region, in the 62.8 %, there are as many as 33 payments under the head of profit, past year, the Maldives and Sri labour and other taxes, and the time Lanka have introduced online plattaken to comply with taxation re- forms for filing and paying labour


contributions, easing the administrative burden of complying with labour regulations, the report noted. Over the past nine years, China registered the largest drop in the number of tax heads, with a fall of 28 payments, followed by India and Malaysia, which each reduced payments by 22. The most common reason for the reduction in the number of payments is the introduction and improvement of electronic filing systems along with their adoption by taxpayers, the report said. Paying Taxes 2014 investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide, ranking them according to the relative ease of paying taxes. The period covered by the study was 2004 to 2012.

Government May Cut Plan Expenditure By Rs 80,000 Cr By A Business Reporter

fiscal. On that basis the cuts are being affected in the revised estiommitted to contain fiscal mates,â&#x20AC;? the official added. The government had budgeted deficit within the redline drawn by Finance Minister P Chi- total plan expenditure at Rs 5.55 dambaram, the government may lakh crore in the current fiscal. The trim planned expenditure by over total expenditure, including nonRs 80,000 crore or about 15 %of the plan, is budgeted at Rs 16.65 lakh budgeted amount in the current fis- crore. In 2012-13 fiscal, the plan excal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The revised estimates for vari- penditure was reduced by over Rs ous departments are on. There is 90,000 crore to Rs 4.29 lakh crore, likely to be about 15 % cut in overall from Rs 5.21 lakh crore estimated in Plan expenditure,â&#x20AC;? a top govern- budget. This helped to contain fiscal deficit at 4.9 % of GDP. ment official told PTI. Sources say there has been about The cuts in allocation to various ministries are being affected due to 18 % cut in the budget allocation to lower utilisation of allocated funds the Rural Development Ministry for so far this fiscal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have evaluated 2013-14. In the revised estimates the amount spent by various min- for 2013-14 fiscal, the Finance Ministries in the seven months of the istry has cut the allocation to the


Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Human Resource Development by about Rs 15,000 crore and Rs 5,000 crore respectively. The cuts in the allocation of funds to various ministries come as the Finance Ministry is striving hard to contain the fiscal deficit at 4.8 % of GDP in the current fiscal. The fiscal deficit in 2012-13 was 4.9 %. In the first six months of 2013-14, fiscal deficit has touched 76 % of budget estimates. In September, government came out with austerity measures putting a freeze on fresh appointments, banning holding of its conferences in 5-star hotels and barring officials from executive class air travel in a bid to check fiscal deficit from going out of control.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Rs 3,000 Cr Black Money Detected In 2013

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has shut another well on the main gas fields in the eastern offshore KG-D6 block due to high water ingress, leading to output plummeting to all-time low of 8.73 mmscmd. RIL this month shut well number B7 on the main producing fields of Dhirubhai-1 and 3 (D1&D3) in Krishna Godavari basin block KG-DWN-98/3 or KG-D6 due to â&#x20AC;&#x153;low pressure and associated high water production,â&#x20AC;? according to a status report of the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH). B7 is the 10th well to be shut since late 2010 when water and sand ingress made production of gas difficult.

Nissan To Sell Datsun Cars On Its Own In India

Japanese auto major Nissan Motor Co will sell its upcoming small car Datsun Go and other models from the Datsun range on its own in India and not through its country sales and service partner Hover Automotive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Selling the Datsun Go and future Datsun models through Nissan Motor represents a natural evolution of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations in India, which are well recognised in the market,â&#x20AC;? Datsun Global Head Vincent Cobee said in a statement.

BSE, NSE To Shift Scrips To Restricted Group From Nov. 29

The BSE and NSE will transfer stocks of several companies, including Shalimar Paints Ltd and Supreme Infrastructure India Ltd, to the restricted trade category from Friday. The move is part of a surveillance review to safeguard the interests of investors in the capital market. The BSE will shift 64 securities to the trade-for-trade or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; group, while the NSE will transfer 35 stocks to this segment from November 29, the exchanges said in separate circulars.

All India Association of Industries Welcomes Iran Deal

The outcome of the historic deal between Iran and the economic powers will prove beneficial for India said Mr. Vijay Kalantri, President, All India Association of Industries (AIAI). This development can pave the way for strengthening bilateral trade between the two countries. This positive move will boost India- Iran bilateral trade which was at a low ebb because of Iranian controversial nuclear programme added Mr. Kalantri.

Disha Direct And Gagan Group Launch â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;NULIFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Disha Direct & Gagan Group yesterday announced the launch of Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first world-class project of Resort Residences for seniors - NULIFE. Located at Kamshet near Lonavla, NULIFE is designed by Perkins Eastman - USA, conceptualized and marketed by Disha Direct and developed by Gagan Group. Spread over 14 acres, NULIFE is a senior living retreat of international standards where older individuals can age gracefully in unity with nature, blessed with soothing weather and pollution-free environment throughout the year.

Sahara To Give Fresh Title Deeds For Assets Worth Rs 20,000 Cr By A Business Reporter


ighting a long-running battle with Sebi, the Sahara Group yesterday said it will submit new title deeds for properties worth Rs 20,000 crore to the market regulator, which had termed assets offered earlier as highly over-valued. The fresh proposal follows after the Supreme Court last week restrained Sahara group from selling any properties and restrained Subrata Roy and three other top executives from leaving the country without the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permission. The court will hear the matter next on December 11. While disagreeing with Sebiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s view that the properties offered earlier as security for Rs 20,000 crore were overvalued, the group said in a public notice published in various

newspapers today that it would â&#x20AC;&#x153;submit title deeds relating to other properties of Sahara aggregating Rs 20,000 crore, instead of debating any further on the issue raised.â&#x20AC;? The group said it â&#x20AC;&#x153;has been making sincere efforts over the last few months to comply with the order of Supreme Court pertaining to the ongoing litigation with the Sebiâ&#x20AC;? and assured its depositors, customers and business associates that it will successfully â&#x20AC;&#x153;overcome these challengesâ&#x20AC;?. The Supreme Court has asked the group to hand over title deeds of unencumbered properties worth Rs 20,000 crore to Sebi, which was last year tasked with the job of refunding over Rs 24,000 crore to investors from whom two Sahara firms had raised money through issue of certain debentures.


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A series of articles designed to hand hold SSC students as they revise towards the Boards 2014 TODAY’S BEST VIEWING PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4

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



 Sony Entertainment Television’s Bade Achche Lagte Hain is finding new ways to glue its audiences with high level of entertainment. In an upcoming episode, the Kapoor family will be seen grooving on some of the Bollywood chartbusters. It is known that Khush has bagged a role in a Bollywood movie and he decides to throw a Bollywood theme night party for the whole family. The party would be a typical Bollywood masala blockbuster where Khush will be dressed as Ranbir Kapoor, SuhaniPihu-Sammy as Rahul- Anjali- Tina from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai; Neha- Vikram as Devdas- Paro. The party will mark its end with the SRK of Jab Tak Hai Jaan aka Ram Kapoor. Sony T V, 10.30 p.m .

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 Paakhi gets lunch for Anshuman at the construction site and spends some time with him. Further she gets hurt and is unable to walk. Meanwhile Buaji is waiting for both of them in the house and Anshuman enters carrying Paakhi in his arms. How will Buaji react to this? Will Paakhi recover soon? Life Ok, 9.30 p.m.


 It’s a struggle to survive in the animal kingdom in a kill or be killed mantra on a daily basis. KILLING FOR A LIVING documents the different yet lethal techniques used to stay alive, by animals, which work in well-organized groups or as “loners” which use camouflage and surprise tactics. Ani mal Pla net, 7 p.m.

Bade Achche Lagte Hain, Sony TV, 10.30 p.m.


 Shivani and Raghu are forced to stay together for 3 months, which will be the onset of a tumultuous relationship between the two. Zee T V, 8.30 p.m .



 Kumud comes to meet Saras but finds Pramadh there working hard. How will Kumud react? Will she be angry with Saras for letting Pramadh work in his health? What would Saras think regarding Kumud-Pramad present equation? Star Plus, 7.30 p.m.


 In tonight's episode we will see, Alok gets home and informs Meenu that he has asked sarla to leave the city as shiv & anandi had visited her to probe about ira’s pregnancy. Meenu is shocked to hear this. When Anandi enters the room to invite Meenu and Alok for dinner, Meenu taunts Anandi in a way which indicates that she (Meenu) knows they’re (Anandi and Shiv) are upto something. Its Alok and Ira’s wedding anniversary. The entire Shekhar family wishes them at midnight with balloons, whistles and everyone gives them their presents. Colors, 8 p.m .

 What happens when an offshore wind turbine needs to be transported across thousands of miles or raging fires threaten to consume your town? This month, Discovery Science’s brings to its viewers a breath taking show HEAVY METAL TASK FORCE which drills deep underground, slashes through ice, and soars above the clouds while exploring some of the worlds toughest and biggest machines. Discover y Science, 10 p.m.  Mia tells Charlie that since Kandi has been calling him for a while, he should let her know he’s in a committed relationship, which Charlie only pretends to do when Alan runs off with her, causing Mia to leave in anger. Star Worl d, 8.30 p.m.




 When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Star M ovies, 9 p.m.


 The new season of “American Dreamz,” the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country’s attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale. Starring Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Zee Studio, 8.20 p.m .


 Lake Victoria’s annual Spring party by 50,000 young revelers is about to turn into a feeding frenzy with prehistoric hungerpains. With knee-trembler’s above the waves and tremors below, released from their dormant sleep, thousands upon thousands of flesh-eating nippers are released into the lake with whetted appetites and razor-sharp teeth. With a motley crew of strangers thrown together to defend these shores, it is now up to them to

Dexter 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 Once Upon A Time Castle


P.M. 2.00 The Living Game 3.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 4.00 Just For Laughs 6.00 The Living Game 7.00 The Ellen Degeneres 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 8.30 Molibu Country 9.00 Lost 10.00 The Living Game 11.00 Poirot P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.00

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Underworld Awakening, Star Movies, 9 p.m.

prevent the largest eat-out in human, and piranha, history. Pi x, 9 p.m .


 Delhi-based Mrs. Behl believes her son, Sameer, will make a mark for himself as a Bollywood hero much to the chagrin of her husband. Believing his mother, who subsequently passes away, Sameer relocates to Mumbai, ends up auditioning numerous times, nearly makes it but is replaced at the 11th hour. Despite working as a courier delivery-man, he is unable to pay his rent and is evicted by his landlord’s brother. He ends up as Dance Teacher in Model High School, sneaks every morning into the school to use it’s facilities and lives in his car while romancing cute choreographer Tina Sharma. Meeting Rajeev Sharma, he is promised a lead role in a movie but later finds he has to compete in a nation-wide contest. Disillusioned at this rejection, he despairs but is encouraged by Tina. It is then he receives bad news about his dad and decides he must return immediately, perhaps never to fulfill his late mother’s dream. B4U, 9 p.m.

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Jee Le Zara Maharana Pratap Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Crime Patrol


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 Bh Se Bhadey 5.30 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 6.30 Pavitra Rishta 7.00 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 7.30 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 8.00 Jodha Akbar 8.30 Do dil Bandhe Ek Dori

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Beti Hee Hai Firangi Bahu Haunted Nights: Kaun Hai Who? Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti… Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati Firangi Bahu Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali. Aakhir Bahu Bhi toh Beti Hee


Taarak FIR Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyar Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyar Baal Veer Taarak

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Man Vs Wild Technology Wild Asia Man vs Wild Africa Blue Planet Jungle Gold Forbidden


P.M. 2.00 How It’s Made 3.00 Strangest Weather On Earth 3.30 Mean Machines: The Transatlantic Challenge 4.00 Future Weapons 4.50 Some Assembly Required 5.15 How It’s Made 6.00 The Gadget Show 6.30 Tech Toys 360 7.00 Antariksh


BNTM Season 6 NCIS Maximum Exposure X Factor 90210 Jamie’s 30 Minutes Meal Maximum Exposure Jamie’s 30 Minutes Meal Rules of Engagement 90210 BNTM NCIS


Tumhari Paakhi, Life Ok, 9.30 p.m.

Se 9.00 Pavitra Rishta. 9.30 Qubool Hai 10.00 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi 10.30 Punarvivaah 11.00 Jodha Akbar P.M. 2.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00


Shapath… Gustakh Dil Devo Ke Dev Mahadev Ek Boond Ishq Do Dil… Ek Jaan Tumhari Paakhi Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai-Ajab Sa Risk Hai 10.30 Savdhaan India P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 7.00

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Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki Bani Iahq da Kalma Comedy Nights with Kapil Sanskaar: Dharohar Apnon Ki Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala Bigg Boss Saath 7 Uttaran Bani – Ishq da Kalma Balika Vadhu


Firangi Bahu Aakhir Bhau Bhi…. Maya Gaye Ustad: Film Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi… 6.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 7.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi toh

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Balika Vadhu, Colors, 8 p.m.

Chidiya Ghar Jeanie Aur Juju Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir FIR Taarak Mehta


P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee 2.30 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat 3.00 Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 3.30 Julooni Yeti Reshimgathi 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 8.30 Julooni Yeti Reshmingathi 9.00 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat 9.30 Fu Bai Fu 10.30 Julooni Yeti Reshmingathi 11.00 Honnar Suun Me Hya Gharachi


P.M. 2.00 Nature’s Microworlds 3.00 Animal Planet’s A to Z 4.00 The Magic of the Big Blue 5.00 AP Safari 6.00 River Monsters 7.00 Killing For A Living 8.00 Natural Born Hunters 9.00 Marvellous Marven 10.00 Animal Planet’s A to Z 11.00 Killing For A Living


DDI (Main Channel)

A.M. 9.00 One Day International Cricket India vs West Indies live from Kanpur P.M. 12.30 Fourth Umpire live 1.15 India vs West Indies (2nd Session) live 5.30 Amhi Karbharni 6.00 Krishi Darshan 6.30 Amchi Mati Amachi Mansa 7.00 News in Marathi 7.15 Chitahaar 7.37 Swami 8.00 News 8.15 Samachar 8.30 Pavitra Bandhan


P.M 12.56 2.58 5.00 7.11 9.00 10.54 A.M. 8.57 11.46 P.M. 12.11 1.52 5.04 7.03 9.00 10.42 A.M 8.16 10.03


The Tourist Kung Fu Hustle Ghost Rider Brave Underworld: Awakening The Hulk

Oz the Great and Powerful Men In Black II


Shark Week The Dark Knight Rises Sky Fighters Flightplan Paranormal Activity 4 The Social Netwrok Daddy Day Care Armageddon


P.M. 1.00 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 3.20 The Frighteners 5.30 Marvel Anime Blade 6.00 Out of Sight 8.20 American Dreamz 10.30 Gridlock’D A.M. 11.25 The Tudors


P.M. 2.00 Maharana Pratap 2.30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 3.00 Sanjeev Kapoor Ke Kitchen Ke Khiladi 3.30 Crime Patrol 4.00 CID 8.00 Sanjeev Kapoor Ke Kitchen Ke Khiladi 8.30 Amita Ka Amit 9.00 Nandini

 The compelling story of honest and ethical Dharamraj of Nand Gaon village, whose very name instills fear amongst wrongdoers. Ironically, the very man whose family has been administering justice for four generations, must now distance himself against his very own brother, Prakash; wife, Savitri; and daughter, Aarti, while the villagers, headed by Chaudhry and Shastri, charge him of having an illicit and extra-marital affair with a widow. Filmy, 9 p.m.


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 King (Nagarjuna) belongs to the royal dynasty of Coimbatore. He has a doting mother (Geetha) and a loving brother (Deepak). He has three brother-in-laws who are after the blood of the king in order to get a share in their property. In this scenario, King gets killed when he visits Dehradoon for a project work. Max, 9 p.m.


P.M. 2.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 2.30 Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon.. 3.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha 3.30 Ek Ghar Banaunga 4.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 4.30 Nach Baliye 5.00 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas-Veera 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

9.00 Yeh Zindagi Hai Gulshan 9.30 Saraswatichandra 10.00 Poorva Suhani Aayi Re 10.30 Buniyaad 11.00 DOOSRA AADMI: Film. Starring Rishi, Neetu

DDII (Metro Channel)

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

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

8.00 How It’s Made 9.00 Strangest Weather On Earth 10.00 Heavy Metal Task Force 11.00 The Gadget Show


P.M. 2.00 Baggage Battles 2.30 Your Bleeped Up Brain 3.30 101 Things That Changed The World 4.30 Ancient Aliens 5.30 Baggage Battle 6.00 Counting Cars 7.00 History Untamed: Evolve Sex 8.00 Your Bleeped Up Brain 9.00 Dynamo: Magician Impossible 10.00 Pawn Stars 10.30 Counting Cars 11.00 Ancient Aliens


P.M. 2.00 Ultimate Animal Countdown 3.00 Super Cars Week 4.00 Seconds From Disaster 5.00 The Indestructibles 6.00 Secrets of the Taj Mahal 7.00 Animal Underworld 8.00 Caught in the Act 9.00 Ultimate Animal Countdown 10.00 Super Cars Week 10.30 Taboo

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Samachar Janadesh 2013 News Night Samachar News Night. Charcha Mein Raat Saddhe Dus Khel Samachar

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Goals Superstar BPL hlts Liga Bbva 13/14 h/ls La Liga Review Barclays Premier League 13/14 Superstar BPL Hlts La Liga World Liga Bbva 13/14 highlights PI Netbusters 2013 Serie A Show Football Today 2013


Anaconda 3: Offspring Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Arthur Christmas Walking Tall Piranha Mission : Impossible III

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Oggy Special I Love India! The Regular Show Adventure Time Ben 10 Oggy and the Cockroaches Tom and Jerry The Fast and the Furry 9.00 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien 10.30 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 Oggy Special I Love India! P.M. 1.00 4.00 5.00 8.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00 A.M. 8.00


Chhota Bheem Marathon Mr Bean Chhota Bheem Marathon Hagemaru Chestnut Takeshi’s Castle Sunaina MAD Thomas and Friends


Judwaa No 1 Balwaan Chalo Ishq Ladaaye Ready

Piranha, Pix, 9 p.m.




Ram Lakhan: Anil Kapoor Double Dhamaal: Sanjay Dutt Coolie: Amitabh Bachchan

Chaal Baaz: Sunny Deol


P.M. 2.00 Dayavan: Feroz Khan, Madhuri D 5.30 Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?: Dharmendra, Babita 9.00 Khel: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri D A.M. 9.30 Biwi Ho To Aisi: Rekha, Farooq Sheikh


12.00 Naach: Abhishek Bachchan, Antra Mali 3.00 Janasheen: Fardeen Khan, Celina J 6.00 Jungle Ka Badshah: Vijaykant 9.00 Dharam Adhikari: Dilip Kumar, Sridevi A.M. 9.00 My Wife’s Murder: Anil Kapoor


P.M 12.00 Kirayedar: Raj Babbar, Padmini K 3.00 Avinash: Mithun C, Poonam D 6.00 Khel: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri D 9.00 Chance Pe Dance: Shahid Kapoor, Genelia D A.M. 8.00 Jai Shakubari Maa: Raj Kiran, Mac Mohan

All programmes on this page are as per the official schedules of the various channels. Afternoon is not responsible for any last minute changes.


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Wild Things 2 Iron Man 2

P.M. 1.00 Main Hoon Wanted: Darshan, Parinita 3.30 Kyo Kii Main Jhooth Nahi Bolta: Govinda, Sushmita S 9.00 King No 1: Nagarjuna, Trisha A.M. 7.00 Commando 10.30 Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak: Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla


P.M. 2.00 Ashes-1st Test hlts 3.00 India vs WI 13 3nd ODI hlts 5.00 Ashes-1st Test match hlts 6.00 India vs WI 12 3nd ODI h/ls 7.00 Masterclass 8.00 India vs WI 13 ODI hlts 9.00 Ashes-1st Test match hlts 10.00 India v WI 13 3rd Test 11.00 Masterclass


ODI, India vs West Indies, DDI live, 9 a.m. onwards.

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P.M. 2.00 No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahe: Bharat Jadhav 4.30 Yalkot Yalkot Jai Malhar: MilindGunaji 7.00 Kutumb: Bharat Jadhav 9.30 Zee Marathi Awards

Chance Pe Dance, B4U, 9 p.m.

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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 Best of Luck Nikki Disney Q S 2 Art Attack Slokk Doraemon

Doraemon Tale Spin Doraemon Oye Jassie Doraemon


Kiteretsu Tron Uprising Randy Cunningham Iron Man AA 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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Lace and grace


bedecked elephants caught your eye at the Taj as celebrated couturier Maheka FLORAL Mirpuri orchestrated a fundraiser in aid of the Tata Memorial

Hospital. Showstopper Manisha Koirala looked radiant in a gold Chantilly lace sari with a maroon ornamented blouse. Hosted by Simone Singh, this fashionable night included soulful songs by Talat Aziz, auction of Maheka’s creations, murals by Arzan Khambatta, an art piece from India Fine Art, luxury drinks and dinner.

In the picture

magic was the topic of conversation as Czech Film/Culture Minister Jiri Balvin, Pavla Zdráhalová, director of the Cabinet of the Minister of MOVIE Culture, Helena Bezděk Franková, director of the State Fund for Cinematography met PIA TRIVEDI

with film biggies like Madhur Bhandarkar and Ramesh Sippy at the cocktail-dinner party hosted by Rashmi Jolly, honorary consul of the Czech Republic. Also present were Prahlad Kakkar, Mahabanoo Kotwal and Sabira Merchant.

Seven up

eyes were on 7 – an exhibition with seven ALL artists and seven mediums at

Gallery 7that kicked off GoodHomes forArt Week, an initiative by GoodHomes magazine to foster love for art and to make it accessible for all. This wine affair attracted the likes of Narendra Kumar, Rashmi Uday Singh, Brinda Miller, Dalip Tahil and Arzan Khambatta. And looking happy indeed was Tarun Rai of World Wide Media and Ronitaa Italia Dhanu of GoodHomes.

Marcellus Baptista



Pet dates


Sneak peek

duo Falguni and Shane Peacock were there at Dessange salon and spa in Bandra to give you a sneak peek of their DESIGNER collection to be showcased at the grand finale of India Resortwear Fashion Week coming up at JW Marriot. It was time for wine and hors d’oeuvres with IRFW creative director Rocky S, Reema Rathod, spokesperson of E-sense, Karishma Tanna, Evelyn Sharma, Binal Trivedi, Shamita and Mashoom Singha and Sophie Chaudry.


cheer was on at I Bar at the launch of World for All’s THE fundraising Pet Parents Calendar 2014

featuring celebrity pet parents of Indian breed animals photographed by Sahil Mane and produced and art directed by Tara Kaushal. John Abraham, cover boy of the calendar, did the inaugural honours. Hosted by Anushka Manchanda and Rohan Joshi, you saw that the calendar features Ahana Deol, Gargi Gogoi, Mukul SAHIL MANE & TARA KAUSHAL Deora and Nimrat Kaur among others.



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ACROSS: 12.Disconnect (6) 13.Render holy (5) 15.Smallest amount (5) 16.Repugnance (6) 17.Burgoo (4) 18.Prickle (5) 19.Public eye (9) 20.Skulk (4) 21.African republic (6) 22.Faith (6) 23.Committee (5) 24.Loss of consciousness (5) 28.Blow (9) 31.Chamber(5) 32.Addict (4) 33.Long time (4) 36.Eccentric person (6) 38.Mineral (3) 39.Single out (7) 41.Hate (6) 43.Digits (4)

CROSSWORD NO 168 Nita Jaggi 44.Peninsula in Central America (7) 45.Bobbysocks (7) 46.Rip apart (4) 47.Long for (4) 49.Geometric shapes (7) 51.Condiment (7) 53.Entrance (4) 54.Puzzle (6) 55.Russian stronghold (7) 56.Follower (3) 57.Stray (6) 58.Indian queen (4) 60.Brood (4) 62.Instruct (5) 64.Doting legendary sculptor (9) 67.Ways (5) 68.Nimble (5) 69.Water heater (6) 72.Subshrub (6) 76.Score(4) 78.Yellow candy (5,4) 79.Buddy (3) 80.Three square (4) 81.Tavern(6) 82.Observes (5) 83.Rule (5) 84.Found in vineyards (6)

DOWN: 1.U.S.military establishment (8) 2.Asian nation (6)

3.Breed of small horse (8,4) 4.Soak up (6) 5.Dog house (6) 6.Burner (5) 7.Dramatic scene (7) 8.Walks with difficulty (8) 9.Noodles (5) 10.Lunch or dinner? (4) 11.Keep away (8) 14.Prominent (7) 25.Unyielding (7) 26.Silver wattle (6) 27.Gimcrackery (6)

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29.They are played on the table (5) 30.Ground hog (9) 34.Hundred-year periods (9) 35.Kind of dive (4,5) 37.Wearing away (7) 39.Cricketer ——Chappell (3) 40.SOS situation (9) 42.Cheer (7) 48.Language of the Britishers (7) 49.Scarce (6) 50.Short temper (6) 51.Vehicle (3) 52.Medical speciality(12)


DOWN 1. V A M P 2. X A N T H U R A 3. N O V E M B E R ...............

53.Himalayan antelope (5) 59.Weaver (8) 61.Connective tissue (8) 63.Farmer (7) 65.Bad person (8) 66.Heavenly bodies (7)

70.Transparent (6) 71.Atone (6) 73.Airport path (6) 74.Hold on tightly(5) 75.Chill(5) 77.HAndle (4)

Solution (GIGANTIKA No. 167)

ACROSS: 12.Please 13.Ollie 15.Leave 16.Red Sea 17.Star 18.Tease 19.Entourage 20.Tidy 21.Thesis 22.Saturn 23.Eager 24.Frock 28.Isoceles 31.Swoon 32. Stir 33.Vies 36.Maputo 38.Her 39.Sincere 41.Darted 43.Pole 44.Equator 45.Retinue 46.Eyes 47.Aces 49.Potluck 51.Hardhat 53.Bred 54.Gyrate 55.Dashing 56.Adv 57.Aviate 58.Lava 60.Ease 62.Shake 64.Snake Eyes 67.Wants 68.Reads 69.Portal 72.Greece 76.Seek 78.Estimates 79.Nov 80.Ripe 81.Stolen 82.Tonga 83.Style 84.Nobody. DOWN: 1.Clutches 2.Taurus 3.Testosterone 4.Morass 5.Fluent 6.Cloth 7.Kahunas 8. Decadent 9.Aries 10.Edit 11.Headache 14.Eyebrow 25.Reverse 26.Corner 27.Fridge 29.Saute 30.Exhausted 34.Bratwurst 35.Letterman 37.Anarchy 39.Sir 40.Eindhoven 42.Everest 48.Sealant 49.Prefer 50.Knight 51.Hog 52.Thanksgiving 53.Brine 59.Amaretto 61.Spectate 63.Knossos 65.Escapade 66.Adamant 70.Tethys 71.Linnet 73.Enrobe 74.Beans 75. Strap 77.Kill.

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Moon in Leo till 4.17 p.m. 9th Kartik Krishnapaksha Purvaphalguni Sinh (Leo) M.T. Variegated and Light Brown 5

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: You need to follow up business proposal from someone living overseas. Those keen to travel abroad for job or business will soon set out on their journey. Students keen to pursue higher studies abroad will receive admissions to important universities. Love and romance is in the forefront during the next twelve months. If you are single and eligible marriage is predicted. Health will require occasional attention. BABIES BORN TODAY: Good-looking, sturdy, independent, emotional, sensitive, healthy and long-lived. Can be ruthless and at the same time very helpful, concerned and loving. Well-educated, will have good leadership qualities. Self reliant will be self employed and successful in industry and business. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): News from overseas about work, education or even a marriage proposal is worth considering. Try to improve your relationships with others. Avoid being suspicious about the ulterior motives of people around you. A more positive approach will do wonders for you in your rapport with others. After overcoming your fears and anxieties about nothing at all you realize that life is good after all .A carefree indulgent mood brightens up your love life.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Any project started or initiated today will have a favorable outcome. Criticism of any kind should be taken in the right spirit. Misunderstandings in your love life are intriguing. Avoid seeking a solution because you will only succeed in confusing the issue further.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): It will be a rather good day for completing a personal project and for entertainment. Enjoy the day but also be alert. A special surprise in today’s correspondence may hold monetary rewards. This is a time when your dreams can come true if you are hoping to win the attention of a certain person.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): In the decisions regarding work it will be your instinct or intuition, which will play a significant role. Try not to rationalize things. Relationships unlike work are not cut and dry. They need to be nurtured with love and care which is something you have not been doing. You need to reassure your mate of your love and commitment if you wish to save your relationship. You have a good going do not ruin it.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): You will be able to achieve a major breakthrough that you have consistently been working at. Those waiting for news from overseas will get favorable response. Consolidate your recent gains and try to strengthen your position at work. A journey is likely to materialize. Developments in your personal life will bring to you a person who will become a good friend. Marital relationships become deeper.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): There are interesting new opportunities coming your way. But you will have to first finish the task in hand as you may have to cope with a few obstacles at work. However, you will find solutions to your problems if you make decisions independently. Try to avoid confrontations in your own interest. Balance and harmony is what you strive for and that is missing from your life right now. Try not to show irritation and anger.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): A good time to send in tenders for new work. You will receive good response. Those keen for a job change will get a good offer. Personal efforts will lead to gain. You will achieve an important break- through in an area that has been trying your patience for a while. Do not be in a rush to make an impression on the person you are interested in. The person may be shy and reticent and may need more time.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You will have a beneficial day. You should push hard to get ahead with ideas and strategies with full confidence in your abilities. Your capacity to handle complex situations will put you in a commanding position at a meeting or social get-together. Too much attitude could create more problems for you in relationships. A little time off will help you to unwind.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): You seem to benefit more through your social contacts and also through your good public relations that gets you better offers for work or business. But make sure to meet all your commitments on schedule lest you lose credibility. Someone whom you had helped earlier will now return your favor. A new friendship becomes all too important. This will certainly create problems within your family who may not approve.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Avoid haste in concluding a fresh agreement. Evaluate all pros and cons as also its profitability. It is possible that the facts may have been manipulated to show unrealistic profits. Instead of taking any risks follow the regular procedures. Seek help and advice if need be. Someone close who may have created problems for you may ask for a chance to make amends. Forgiveness will help release negative emotions.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Do not leave things to chance. Try to handle all-important assignments personally to achieve the maximum results. This way your rapport with colleagues also improves and you are able to achieve a lot more. Make sure that you are handling money matters carefully. A loved one you have not seen in a long time will be in touch today. Catching with old times is fine but do not neglect responsibilities to home and family.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Be practical in matters about money. If you have travel plans in mind, make sure budget allows you to do the same. Keep expenses down and avoid taking a loan. Complete difficult tasks before attempting to try your hand with the easy ones. A close family member may need some backing from you. Regardless of your other responsibilities you will have find time for love and your commitment to your beloved which is important.




ACROSS: 1 The famous warrior caste of Rajasthan (6) 5 Soviet secret police (3) 8 Scientology founder, Hubbard (1,3) 9 Long periods of time (4) 10 Small cabin (6) 11 Safe to fly (9) 13 Baby powder? (4) 15 ___ someone's hide : beat someone soundly, informally speaking? (3) 16 Composer Copland (5) 17 Use false arguments (5) 20 Information, in short? (3) 22 A thick, black sticky liquid used to bind stones together on the surface of a road (3) 23 Change (5) 24 Doughnut-shaped roll (5) 26 Animal doctor, in short (3) 27 One in Bonn (4) 28 Corrida (9) 31 Naked-faced Amazon monkey (6) 32 Measure of length (4) 33 ___ greetings : cordial and heartfelt greeting? (4) 34 Auxiliary Transport Service (3) 35 "How's that" on cricket field? (6)

DOWN: 1 Uses a knife again? (6) 2 Be exultantly joyful (8) 3 A forearm bone (4) 4 Disloyal person (7) 5 Recognised (5) 6 An alcoholic drink made from barley, hops, sugar and water (4) 7 "K" in J & K? (7) 12 ___ down : humiliated, in a way? (3) 14 Restaurant (4) 18 It fits to _ ___ (it fits perfectly) (1,3)


SUDOKU 2013 Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.


Difficulty Level 


Today’s clue: Z equals H

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

19 Confirm (8) 20 Mishandled or vandalised, in a way (3-4) 21 Famous city in Uttar Pradesh (7) 24 ___, borrow or steal? (3)

25 Cordial (6) 26 Prospects, beholds or discerns (5) 29 Our lady with the golden voice (4) 30 Stop up with earth (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Tapi, 4 Asians, 8 IOC, 10 Asps, 13 Badinage, 14 Platter, 15 Slater, 17 Metallica, 21 Pam, 22 Eau, 23 Ins, 26 Sanmarino, 27 Awoken, 28 Grandee, 32 Eye to eye, 34 Yard, 35 Mad, 36 Adrift, 37 City. DOWN: 1 Trap, 2 Papa, 3 Lobe, 5 Shimla, 6 Ana, 7 Sneers, 9 Car, 11 Sleep, 12 Steam, 15 Scum, 16 Toni, 18 Tam-o', 19 Lean, 20 Ian, 23 Irony, 24 Sneer, 25 Jadeja, 26 Set off, 28 Gym, 29 Reap, 30 Dali, 31 Edgy, 33 Err.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1832 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: There is no such thing as "fun for the whole family." Jerry Seinfeld

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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: 18 average; 20 good; 22 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: acre, acted, actor, arced, cadet, cadre, card, care, cared, carrot, cart, carted, cater, cedar, coat, coated, coda, code, coot, cord, core, cored, corer, corrode, crate, crater, creator, credo, decor, DECORATOR, doctor, race, raced, racer, react, reactor, record, rector, redactor, redcoat, taco, trace, traced, tracer.




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By Saumojyoti S Choudhury

Series win will lift morale ahead of SA tour: Bhuvneshwar


ANPUR: Unfavourable bowling conditions had pegged them back in the last match but India will look to assert their supremacy and clinch the series against the West Indies when the two teams clash in the decisive third One-day International, here today. India have been a dominant force in this contest since West Indies' arrival to the country but the hosts suffered a surprise twowicket defeat in Visakhapatnam, failing to defend a competitive total under difficult conditions. That victory must have boosted confidence of the West Indies who would now aim to leave the country by pocketing at least the ODI series, following their debacle in the Tests. They, for the first time on this tour, will approach a match with self belief and confidence. For India, it is last international match at home before they embark on a challenging tour against South Africa and they would like to finish this series on a high. The Indian batting line-up sports a solid look. Barring a few individuals, the batting department is in great form in the recent past. The top three -- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni -- have been the real force behind India's batting. With scores of 86 and 99 in the two matches played so far, Kohli, in particular, has been in scintillating form. But it is the form of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina in the middle order which will be a cause of concern for Dhoni ahead of the series decider. Both Dhawan and Yuvraj have some work to do as they have been throwing their wickets away after getting starts. But Dhoni,

Indian team coach Duncan Fletcher and captain M S Dhoni discuss during the practice session ahead of their last ODI match against West Indies at Green Park stadium in Kanpur on Tuesday. who struck a quick-fire 51 in the last to propel India to 288, backed Yuvraj to strike form in the upcoming matches, terming the left-hander as vital cog in India's middle-order. "We want Yuvi to do well. He is someone who can bat well at No 4. Someone who can really dominate the oppositions. Last few games, he has struggled a bit. At times it happens when you're under pressure the 15-20 first deliveries become crucial," Dhoni had said after the second ODI.

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NEW DEL HI: Pakistani players had to return without playing a single match in Hockey India League early this year but their junior team is not 'nervous' about coming to India for the upcoming World Cup and is expecting good support from the fans during the tournament. Nine Pakistan players were sent back from the country in January due to simmering tension at the border. Pakistan coach Mazur ul Hassan hoped that since the two arch-rivals are not in the same pool, fans would apreciate their game in other matches. Pakistan are placed in pool A alongside Germany, Egypt and Belgium while India are in pool C with Canada, Korea and Netherlands for the December 6-15 event. "Our players are not nervous. It's an FIH tournament and everyone wants to focus on game only. On the basis of my experience of playing in India, I can say

that good Hockey will be encouraged. Our team can expect good support from the crowd as we are not in the same pool with India," Pakistan Junior Hockey coach Mazur ul Hassan told PTIBhasha from Lahore where the preparatory camp is being held. Hassan, a member of Pakistani team during the 1982 Asian Games, said playing in India will be a memorable experience for his team. "The beauty of hockey still lies in India and Pakistan. Artificial turf and new rules have ruined it partially but still you can admire the beauty of the game when India and Pakistan are playing. India has glorious past in hockey and produced legends. It will be a memorable experience for youngsters to play there," he said. Captain Mohammad Umer Bhutta said the players are excited about playing in India.

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who has been doing a decent job with his slow left-armers, too would be desperate to return among runs. Barring the last match where dew played a major factor, the Indian bowlers have been pretty consistent in the series so far. Pace trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma leaked runs in Visakhapatnam. Dew did not help their cause as they struggled to grip the ball and handed out loose deliveries to the West Indies

KANPUR: Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels a win in the third and deciding ODI against West Indies here today will raise the morale of the team ahead of a tough tour to South Africa, starting next month. The third ODI at Kanpur holds great significance for both India and West Indies as the series is currently tied at 11 after the visitor's secured a close two-wicket win in the last game at Visakhapatnam. India had won the first match by six wickets at Kochi. "Tomorrow's match will be a crucial one. It is important in the context of the South Africa series. Our morale would be high going into South Africa tour if we can win the series," Bhuvneshwar said at the pre-match press conference at the Green Park Stadium, which is hosting an international game after nearly four years. batsmen. And come today, the trio would be hoping to make up in better conditions. The spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja, as usual, has been miser with the ball and the two bowlers would like to carry on their good show to help India clinch the series. Dhoni would also be hoping for an improved showing from fielders as they dropped as many as four catches in the last match. West Indies, on the other hand, did just enough to secure the win in the second match.

Win in Vizag gave us confidence: Dwayne

ANPUR: The series-levelling win in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam gave a struggling West Indies the self belief that they can beat India at their own backyard, the visiting team skipper Dwayne Bravo said here. After the six-wicket loss to India in the first ODI at Kochi, West Indies pulled off a narrow two-wicket victory against the hosts in the next match to liven up the three-match rubber. "Winning the last game gave us the confidence and the belief that we can actually beat India in

IN BRIEF Luger Keshavan finish 27th at World Cup

NEW DELHI: Indian luge pilot Shiva Keshavan looked in good form as he finished a creditable 27th in the World Cup at Innsbruck, Austria. During the race, Keshavan clocked 51.640 seconds, 0.8 seconds behind the winner earning him a 27th place in the competition besides bagging 14 Nations Cup points. He also gained a valuable point for the Olympic qualification criteria taking his overall points to three and placing him at the 33rd position in the Olympic rankings. Shiva must remain in the top 40 to qualify for the Olympic games, which he is confident of achieving. "I hope to gradually move up the rankings as some of the experiments I am conducting with the equipment begin to pay off. In this race I covered up another three tenths of a second from the winner as compared to the last world cup," said Shiva from Innsbruck.

Pakistan women in Kabaddi WC

CHANDIGARH: Women from Pakistan among others will flex muscles at the 4th World Cup Kabaddi (circle style) to be held in Punjab from November 30 to December 14. Besides hosts India, teams from Pakistan, England, Denmark, USA, Mexico, Kenya and New Zealand would participate in the event, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is also chairman of the organising committee, said here. The world cup, organised by the Punjab government, will witness 12 teams in the men section and eight in the women section, vying for the top position. Men teams from India, Pakistan, Iran, England, Spain, Denmark, Scotland, USA, Canada, Argentina, Sierra Leon and Kenya would take part, he said. He said that in the men's section the winner would bag Rs two crore while those finishing second and third would get Rs one crore and Rs 51 lakh respectively.

YES BANK signs multi-year deal with Hockey India League

NEW DELHI: YES BANK, India's fourth largest private sector bank, today signed a multiyear deal with the Hockey India League (HIL) commencing with the 2014 season. Announcing the deal, HIL chairman Narinder Batra said, "This is a fantastic, long-term partnership for the League. We look forward to our association with YES BANK to mobilise sports innovation and infuse positive energy into Hockey."

Medal hopes rest on Vidya, Manan at IBSF World Snooker

Dwayne Bravo was stumped by Dhoni during the first test.



India," Bravo said on the eve of the third and deciding ODI at the Green Park stadium, which would be hosting a international match after nearly four years. "From our point of view, we are just focused on improving on our previous performances and try to play together as a team more consistently. In the last five encounters we've had with India in ODIs, we've won two and lost three. "So, tomorrow's game will be very important to get even and of course win the series," said the West Indies captain.

NEW DELHI: World 6-red snooker gold medallist Vidya Pillai and 2006 edition bronze winner Manan Chandra are India's best medal hopes at the IBSF World Snooker Championship, beginning in Daugavpils, Latvia today. A 10-member Indian contingent today left for the European country to compete in the prestigious 12-day championship. The 15-Red championship has attracted 242 entries from 51 countries, of which, 126 will fight it out for the men's trophy. The Masters and women events will see 74 and 42 contestants respectively at the Daugavpils Olympic Sports Center. India have fielded Manan Chandra (Delhi), Brijesh Damani (Kolkata) and Shahbaaz Adil Khan (Kolkata) in the men's section while Pillai (Tamil Nadu), Neena Praveen (Tamil Nadu), Chitra Magimairaj (Karnataka), Arantxa Sanchis (Mumbai) and Varshaa Sanjeev (Karnataka) form the women's squad.




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Maisha, trained by Pesi Shroff being led in after it won the Sri Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy Trophy. Owners: Mr and Mrs Mehernosh H. Deboo and Mr. S. Singh.

Montreal, owned by M. Bhosale and Tinder S. Ahluwalia and trained by C.D. Katrak leading it in after its win in the Municipal Commissioner Trophy.

Watch Maisha and Dancing Princess By Timur


wo Pesi Shroff trained horses – two year old Maisha and Trisara made their presence felt last week. Maisha appears to be two year old with class – perhaps getting set for a win in the Poonawalla Multi-Million. Quickfire was the hot favourite in the Div I of the Willow Herb Plate. Zerwan rode a confident race on Trisara and beat it. Other horses which have impressed last week are Dancing Princess, Mint Approach, Montreal, Keukenihof, Dancing Phoenix, Murioi and Blue Bay. Dancing Princess, carrying top weight in the Shukla-Ashwamitra Trophy won quite

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easily. It was a class III race and it can win again when promoted. It is a big cut above the runners in the race and it is to be seen whether – if is entered in the 1000 Guineas – it will fare well. The horse is owned by Mr. Ashok, Mr. Solomon Veera, Jessie and D.P. Shroff. Mint Approach ran in a class II. It was involved in a close finish and it won by a short-head. The horse which is trained by Dallas Todywalla was well backed. Montreal, C.D. Katrak trained horse, beat favourite Analeah and Highraz. It was a class II race with Montreal carrying 57.5 kgs. That clearly shows it has chance again when promoted. Keukenhof ran in the Al-

gerian Plate was very good. Carrying as much as 57 kg, it came third behind Mint Approach in the class II Algerian Plate. Dynamo can win again. Dancing Phoenix which won in the Seth Ramdas Trophy is a filly which needs to be watched closely. It ran away with the race. Trained by top trainer Dallas Todywalla, this is certain to fare well during the season. Another horse in the race which also need some attention is Déjà vu in the Seth Ramdas Trophy. Trained by Imtiaz Saith. Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy’s horse Muriai was a runaway winner in the Metro Motors Auto Hangar H.M. Mehta Million easily beating Circle of Life. S. Ganapathy is the

Murioi trained by S. Ganapathy and owned by Dr. M.A.M. Ramaswamy being led in after its win in the Metro Motors Auto Hangar H.M. Mehta Trophy.

Dancing Phoenix, trained by Dallas Todywalla and owned by D.P. Shroff, M.P. Shroff, M. Suri and Mrs. Lena Suri being led in after it won the Seth Ramnath Daga Trophy.

trainer and Sreekanth is the jockey. The 3 year old is certain to do well in the classics scene during the season. A horse which throughout in class V impressed a lot is Blue Bay in the Fetchrefortune Plate. Trainer Janardhan who has been having a lean time for a long while excelled on Sunday two Dhunjibhoy led horses, Venus Mantra and Dynamo. Jockeys Zerban and Sandesh won three races each. Runs to remember: Establish Predators, Venus Marina, Highraz, Celtic King, Dancing Phoenix, Muriah, Zander, Pretty Lass, Sumo, Ancient Odyssey.

Dynamo, owned by Mr. and Mrs. K.N. Dhunjibhoy, Mr. and Mrs. Z.K. Dhunjibhoy and trained Janardhan being led in after it won the Algeciras Plate.

Get set for the surfacing of outsiders today

here are eight races today and the first starts at 1.30 p.m. Get set for the surfacing of outsiders today. There are 1. Chantilly Jewel 60.5 eight filled race card today. M.Prabhakaran Good luck. 2. Will Still 60 S.Mallikarjun 3. Star Ability 59.5 S.Ramesh CARD AND SELECTIONS 4. The Senator 59.5 M.M. Babu 5. You’re A Legend 59.5 B.Harish 1. The Pandavapura Plate 6. Gambit 59 P.Kiran Rai 1200 M 1.30 P.M. 7. Samajdaar 56.5 R.Vaibhav 1. Albatross 55 A.R.Pradeep 8. Queen.s Cruise 56 Vivek 2. Dancing Tableaux 55 Ajeet 9. Snow Peaks 55 B.L.Paswan Kumar 10. Sea Jewel 52.5 Ajeet Kumar 3. The Back Bencher 55 Arshad Alam Win: Queen’s Cruise, Snow 4. Classy Lass 53.5 S.R.Santosh Peaks Kumar 5. Memorable Moment 53.5 3. The Nagarahole Plate - Div. II Shivnath Paswan 1200 M 2.30 P.M. 6. Rising Rani 53.5 R.Vaibhav 1. Game Face 60 M.Prabhakaran 7. Ultimate Princess 53.5 Ryan 2. Bandito 58.5 Y.S.Srinath Marshall 3. Ground Marshal 58.5 8. Vroom Vroom 53.5 N.Tauseef M.J.Gautamrajurs Ahmed 4. Thrillseeker 58 P.Kiran Rai 9. Zora Zora 53.5 M.A.Roushan 5. Native Lady 57.5 S.R.Santosh Win: Rising Rani, Zora Zora Kumar 2. The K.R.S.Plate 1200 M 2 P.M. 6. Carisma 57.5 R.Vaibhav

7. Precept 57.5 C.Harish 8. Too Cold To Hold 57 N.Ramesh Kumar 9. Ace Princess 56 Ajeet Kumar 10. Coffee Time 55 A.Vishwanath Win: Bandito, Ground Marshal 4. The Sakaleshpur Plate 1100 M 3 P.M.

10. Rose Of Texas 52.5 Shivnath Paswan Win: Aerial Acrobat, Shining Fame 5. The Nagarahole Plate - Div. I 1200 M 3.30 P.M. 1. Emerald 61.5 B.Harish 2. Sand Dune 61 M.A.Milan 3. Tusker 60.5 Shivnath Paswan


1. Sonathegoldengirl 62.5 I.A.Khan 2. La Piperi 62.5 S.Mubarak 3. Serra Dura 61 Md.Kareem 4. Sweet November 59.5 M.Prabhakaran 5. Aerial Acrobat 59.5 Ajeet Kumar 6. Amber Star 59 B.L.Paswan 7. Small Cruise 57.5 Nassar Alam 8. Harini 56.5 R.Vaibhav 9. Shining Fame 53 Saddam Hussain

4. Impedimenta 60.5 Irvan Singh 5. Azure Fire 59.5 M.Madhu Babu 6. Absolute Pleasure 59 S.John 7. Silver Sceptre 58 S.Mallikarjun 8. April Showers 56 Shiva Kumar 9. Power Colors 56 M.J.Gautamrajurs 10. Adonis 55 S.R.Santosh Kumar 11. Brave Assault 55 M.D.Paswan Win: Absolute Pleasure, Tusker 6. The Committee Trophy

1200 M 4 P.M. 1. Infatuation 60.5 M.Prabhakaran 2. Sweet Timer 60 R.Vaibhav 3. Brigadier 59.5 S.John 4. Ace High 59 S.Mubarak 5. Sharp Girl 58 Vijay Kumar 6. Flirting King 56 M.J.Gautamrajurs 7. Maverical 55 S.Mallikarjun 8. Jump In The Red 54.5 A.R.Pradeep 9. Erica 53.5 A.Vishwanath 10. Born Electric 53 Arshad Alam 11. Ceasaria 53 N.Ramesh Kumar 12. Stone Warrior 52.5 Ajeet Kumar Win: Stone Warrior, Enca

7. The Treasure's Nest Plate 1400 M 4.30 P.M. 1. Crrisp 63 Saddam Hussain 2. Money Bay 63 M.A.Roushan 3. Castle King 61.5 Dilip Singh 4. Demanding Format 60 A Alam

5. Lad Lady 58.5 Y.S.Srinath 6. Ashkan 57 M.D.Paswan 7. Rule Forever 54.5 S.R.Santosh Kumar 8. Aztec Gold 53 Shivnath Paswan 9. Dance Of A General 52 R.Vaibhav 10. Born To Race 52 Ajeet Kumar Win: Lad Lady, Dance of a General

8. The Bandipur Plate 1400 M 5 P.M. 1. Historica 62 Y.S.Srinath 2. Shine On 62 Shivnath Paswan 3. Sivanta 61.5 Shiva Kumar 4. Unchallenged 61 A.Vishwanath 5. Sea Runner 60.5 M.Madhu Babu 6. Theworldismine 60 R.Ravi 7. Queens Colour 58 Arshad Alam 8. Royal Prodigy 58 M.A.Milan 9. Smooth Shine 57 Nassar Alam 10. Brigade's Paradise 52 K.P.G.Appu 11. Arc Angel 50.5 Vijay Kumar 12. World Is Toomuch 50.5 R.Vaibhav Win: Brigade’s Paradise, Worldistoomuch



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YDNEY: Spin great Shane Warne says a threat by Jimmy Anderson to punch debutant George Bailey sparked the furious reaction by Australian skipper Michael Clarke in the first Test against England. Clarke was fined 20 percent of his match fee on Monday after being caught by a stump microphone telling the fast bowler to expect a broken arm in the final stages of Australia's 381-run victory in Brisbane Sunday. The usually mild-mannered Clarke also wagged his finger in a close-up confrontation with the England quick, a renowned sledger, with the umpires needing to step in to cool tempers. As a member of the Nine Network's commentary team, Warne had access to all the stump microphone recordings and tweeted that Anderson had threatened Bailey, who was fielding in close, with a punch to the face. "I think it's a disgrace that @MClarke23 has been fined. What about what Jimmy Anderson said to Bailey, which wasn't heard," Warne posted on Twitter late Monday. "@MClarke23 stuck up for his

James Anderson ended George Bailey's debut Test innings during the first innings of the first Ashes test. debutant Bailey as he should have too as capt after Anderson said he wanted to punch Bailey in the face. Unfortunately only Clarke's reaction to Anderson's was heard live, we all heard Anderson's sledge that led to Clarke reacting." He added, "Lastly as an international sportsman, if you decide to dish it out ie sledging you have

to be prepared to cop it back too & not complain." Bailey has remained tight-lipped on the Anderson incident, saying only that "he must have been just a bit upset about the way the game was going I guess". Channel Nine on Tuesday apologised that the Clarke comment was broadcast. Under an

agreement between Cricket Australia and the television network, the stump mike is not supposed to be on between balls so his threat should not have been recorded. "He is an outstanding Australian cricket captain who's just led his team to a marvellous and historic win," Nine's Head of Sport Steve Crawley told reporters. "He doesn't need or deserve that to be tarnished by our error and we of course apologise." The explosive incident capped a torrid first Ashes Test with England skipper Alastair Cook also fuming at David Warner calling his team frightened, while singling out batsman Jonathan Trott as "weak". Matters took a dramatic turn late Monday when Trott, a stalwart of the team, pulled out of the Ashes series and returned to England due to a "stress-related illness", widely reported to be depression. Prior to the news of Trott's departure, Warner admitted that he "probably went a little bit too far", although England coach Andy Flower said the batsman's departure was not directly related to the comments.

‘Pressure on Zaheer gearing up for South Africa tour me as I am M defending my title’ By A Sports Reporter

MUMBAI: Defending champion Harendra Gupta said that there will be enough pressure on him as he battles to hold his guard at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club in the Rs 1 crore prize money CG Open 2013 which will tee off today. Gupta and Rashid Khan will renew their rivalry after they were engaged in a playoff in which Gupta won the title last year. However, this season Khan seems to be on a roll as he leads the charts for the Order of Merit in the PGTI rankings. Speaking on the eve of the event, Harendra said, “There will be pressure on me as I am defending the title. All the golfers are in good form and I am just looking to give in my best,” said Harendra Gupta. Khan on the other hand said that he doesn’t want this tournament to end with him competing for the title through play offs. “I am not competing with anyone in this tournament. I have lost previous two tournaments in the playoffs. I want to win this tournament.” On being the leader in the PGTI Order of Merit he said that he was pleased with his performance this season as last he held this position only for week. “Last year, I held the Order of Merit for a week, so its good to see me hold it for longer this season,” said Khan. Also seen in action will be some of the PGTI’s seasoned pros like Ashok Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Shamim Khan, Digvijay Singh, Amandeep Johl, POm Prakash Chouhan and Manav Jaini during the CG Open.

UMBAI: Veteran India pacer Zaheer Khan, who has made a comeback to the Test side after nearly a year, today said he was gearing up for the challenge against South Africa next month. "I have ironed out things I felt were pulling me back. I am ready to take on the challenge. It is great to accept challenge and to live up to it," Zaheer told reporters here. The 35-year-old has been selected in the 17-member Test squad after taking 13 wickets in three Ranji Trophy matches at an average of 19.84 this season. His last Test was against England in Kolkata in December 2012. The senior pro said that inci-


dentally his last comeback was also in South Africa. "I have had some good memories of South Africa. My last comeback was there, so I am looking forward to it," he said. Zaheer will be leading the Mumbai team in its Ranji Trophy match against Vidarbha, which commences on November 28 and he said it would be good to get some match practice before the South Africa tour. "Looking forward to join the team (Indian). I will be playing this Ranji game (against Vidarbha). It is going to be good to get some overs under the belt," he said. The left-arm seamer, who had been battling fitness is-

sues, said he expected to make a comeback after working hard on the physical aspect. "I was expecting that. Last year when I sat down and was thinking about exactly how to go about, firstly if I want to make my comeback or no. That was the biggest question for me. When the answer was yes, I then chalked out a strategy. What exactly was needed and I did everything possible to make sure that I am there. Obviously, physical aspect was a big thing and I had to tackle that. "In consultation with lot of trainers and physios I chalked out a plan and so far it worked," he said.

Mixed fortunes for G.B. Police

UMBAI: G.B. Police started their campaign on a winning note but lost in the second round of the Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana 34th Victor D’Mello Annual Floodlit Rink Hockey Tournament. In the first round they defeated Wenden Caterers 54 in a closely fought match that enthralled the spectators. At half time G.B. Police were leading 3-1 and they gradually increased their lead in the second half to win the match. They however had to face a humiliating loss in their second round as they lost 2-8 against a strong Union Bank team. Rohan Mhatre of Union Bank netted two goals and Rajat Sharma, Vikram Singh, Anand Rai, Ruben, Sneddon Mendis and Anurag Sharma scored a goal each. For the G.B. Police, Sunil Sawant and Sumit Mohite were the goal scorers. In the girls category St. Joseph Bandra thrashed Auxilium Con-

Olympians grace the WCG Rink Hockey Tournament. Kulwant Arora, Gurbaksh Singh, Merwyn Fernandes, Vandana Rao Carvalho, Joaquim Carvalho are seen with players of GB Police and Wenden Caterers. vent 4-0. Rachel Michael had a major contribution to the win scoring two goals with Jemmiah Rodrigues and Esther Mathew chipping in with a goal each. In the men’s category, Freunds beat Sea View 5-3. At the half time, Freunds were leading 2-1. For Freunds, Shubham, Prajwal Bhandari, Imran Ziaee, Cosmos Vaz and Sohail

Arabi scored goals and Christopher, Gavin and Julius were goal scorers for Sea View. In the other match of the men’s category Bombay Republicans demolished Coorg XI 6-0. Navin Kheretkar and Nitin Kumar scored two goals each. The other goal scorers were Suraj Shahi and Mehul Kadam who netted a goal each.


IN BRIEF Kundar solitary goal wins it for Kanara

MUMBAI: The opening game between the KSA boys who were playing on their home turf and Bombay Fort F.C. which ended in a goalless draw during the Payyade Football League organized by Karnatak Sporting Association. This match was followed by an encounter between Uchil united and Kanara Bros S.C where Kundar from Kanara scored in the dying minutes of the match to secure a victory for his team 1-0. In the other matches, Jaibharat S.C thrashed Shree Krishna 12-0, in a totally one sided clash, whereas the match between Mogaveera S.C. and Jaihind S.C turned out to be exciting. Mogaveera showed resolute character to beat Jaihind S.C 3-1 with goals being scored by Santosh, Prasad and Rohel for Mogaveera and Basil scoring the lone goal for Jaihind S.C.

Immaculate eves thrash Pawar Public

MUMBAI: Mary Immaculate Girls, Borivali drove past a hapless Pawar Public, Kandivili as they routed them 5-0 during girls under 14 match of the MSSA-Mumbai Indians annual inter school hockey tournament played at the BHA Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate. Theckedath Alyona struck on four occasions while Dhwani Kothari contributed with one. RESULTS: Girls U-14: Mary Immaculate Girls (Borivali) (5) (Theckedath Alyona 4, Kothari Dhwani 1)Beat Pawar Public (Kandivali) (0), Girls U-14: St. Teresa (Santacruz) (7) (Aditi Ujal 5, Xenaida fernandes 2) Beat St. Elias (Khar) (0). Girls U-14: Rustomjee Int. (Dahisar) (3) (Bhakti G. 2, Sonakshi 1, Sachi Shah 1) Beat Loretto Convent (Chembur) (1) (Kirti Singh 1). Boys U-14: St. Anne’s (Malad) (2) (Jay Kumar Thakkar 2) Beat St. Aloysius (Bandra) (Zaid Shaikh 1). Boys U-14: Children Acaademy (Malad) (2) (Omkar Bhosale 2) Beat Rustomjee Int. (Dahisar) (0).

Aditi, Monique, Avantika, Rujuta bag 21 medals

MUMBAI: Mumbai’s awesome foursome - Aditi Dhumatkar, Monique Gandhi, Rujuta Bhatt and Avantika Chavan from Khar Gymkhana put up resounding performance by capturing 21 medals in all in the Senior Nationals swimming held at Thiruvananthapuram, which got over on Sunday. Their contribution to the overall medal tally helped Maharashtra bag the women’s team title. Monique bagged six gold and a bronze, while Aditi won three gold, two silver and two bronze. Rujuta Bhatt bagged two gold and a bronze, also achieved the qualifying for the 2014 youth Olympics to be held in Nanjing China.

Pune FC to play in Asian Champions League play-off

NEW DELHI: India has been awarded a play-off slot for next year's Asian Champions League, the continent's top-tier club competition in football. All India Football Federation said that last season I-League runners-up Pune FC will feature in the play-off. Churchill Brothers were the winners of the last I-League season (201213) but they have not fulfilled the AFC Club Licensing criteria required to take part in Asian Champions League.


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