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Call to teaching staff for poll duty affects 126 papers at 476 centres at which 88,000 students would have appeared on March 28 and April 1, 2014 MUMBHAI Vikas Sabnis

Great progress for him! Five years ago he used to come here on a bicycle to woo us for votes.

By Yatin Ingle


he Election Commission has released the list of election duties for teachers, triggering a chaotic situation for schools, colleges and the university. As more than 90 per cent of the teachers will be busy with election duties, the final examinations of these educational institutes will see a shortage of teachers and supervisors. Having no option left, the Mumbai University (MU) has postponed its exams, and colleges and schools will also reschedule theirs. As per a Government Resolution (GR), teachers have to be engaged in election and census duties of the government, which are compulsory and will be considered as paid leave along with remuneration for

the election duties. As the academic year is nearing its end, schools colleges and university have scheduled their final exams, keeping in mind the elections. But the education department has now forwarded the election duty list asking them to assign various duties to the teachers. As nearly all the teachers have been assigned poll duties, there is no option for the educational institutions but to reschedule the exams. Uday Nare, senior teacher, Hansraj Morarji Public School, Andheri, told the ADC, “According to the GR, teachers will have to go on a five-day election training program due to which we will be unable to conduct the exams. The election duty has actually landed the teachers and exam schedules in a mess!” As per the procedure, teachers will have to go on a five-day election duty camp during where they will be briefed about their duties. The MU has postponed 126 papers at 476 centres on March 28 and April 1, 2014 for which 88,000 students would be appearing. Just a week ago, the varsity had postponed its exams which were to be conducted on April 16, 17, 23 and 24. Dr, Naresh Chandra, Pro Vice Chancellor, MU, said: “Many principals have informed that their staff members have been given election duties. On March 28 and April 1, training will be given to many employees which may disturb smooth conduct of examinations and hence it has been decided to postpone the exams. The inconvenience caused to students is regretted. The rescheduled dates of the exams will be declared as soon as possible.”

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Banks and IT offices to remain open on March 29, 30 and 31 In order to facilitate payment of taxes before the close of the Financial Year 2013-14, the RBI has decided, on request of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), that all agency banks shall keep open the counters of their designated branches conducting Government Business on Saturday, March 29. The said counters shall remain open for extended hours till 8 pm. Further, on Sunday, March 30, agency banks will keep select branches open at key locations as a regular working day for transacting Government Business.At locations where March 31 has not been declared as a public holiday, the said counters shall remain open for extended hours till 8 pm. Similarly, on March 31, at places where a public holiday has been declared, the same select branches shall remain open as a regular working day for transacting Government Business. All electronic transactions would, however, continue till midnight on March 31, 2014.


BMC to upgrade NICU at KEM

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Do you agree with the BCCI president Shashank Manohar to suspend IPL-7 till CBI probe on match fixing is completed?

Ajay Valecha Photographer Yes, the suspension of IPL-7 is a clear thought as the public at large has lost its faith in IPL games.

Farhan Fayyaz Sheikh Choreographer I agree as the probe is required, but a lot of people will lose money and sponsors will be unhappy if the IPL is scrapped this year. Dhanesh Kandhari Anchor Before starting off with the Season 1, if a proper investigation would have been done the problems would not have increased now. Pratik More Actor Cricket is the most popular game in India and enjoys dedicated viewership of millions. This viewership is what generates income and fuels BCCI's clout on an international level which would definitely fail to win hearts of the fans. Rahul Lall Social Media Executive We all know that greed is one of the evils of the world and what is happening regarding cricket at the moment is a microcosm of exactly that. The game is sadly losing serious credibility at an alarming rate.


The process will be done in two years and will cost about `3.7 crore

By A Staff Reporter


he Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at BMC run KEM hospital is all set to get an upgradation with regards to infrastructure, both civil and mechanical, as well as latest equipments and machines. This is an initiative of the the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) cell of the BMC. Along with CSR partner Mazgaon Docks Ltd., the BMC is undertaking the upgradation of the NICU at KEM which will cost around Rs.3.7 crore and will be done over a period of two years. Speaking about this upgradation, Dr. Shubhangi Parker, Acting Dean, KEM hospital said, “This is a step to give the neo-nates better care and medical assistance. This upgradation will see better machines and a

re-organised NICU at KEM. It will done in phases.” Currently, the capacity of the NICU at KEM is 37 but more often than not it has more children admitted than its capacity. “Our NICU capacity is generally stretched up to 120 per cent to 150 per cent but still we try and help every child in need as much as we can. This upgradation might not see much of an increase in capacity but quality assurance would be higher,” said Parker. The upgradation will not hamper the current services. The children will be shifted elsewhere while the work is on, informed Parker. “The work will be undertaken in phases so that services are not interrupted. The work should probably begin within a month or so,” said Parker.

Complaint against Big B for promoting superstition By A Staff Reporter


complaint was filed yesterday in a magistrate's court here against Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and a few others for allegedly promoting "false beliefs" in a TV advertisement, PTI reported. Activist Hemant Patil, the complainant, has demanded registration of a police case against them under Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifice and Other Inhuman, Evil and Aghori Practices and Black Magic Act, 2013. Bachchan had played a ghost in the Bollywood movie 'Bhoothnath', and its sequel, 'Bhoothnath Returns' is the pipeline.

Patil's complaint is about a TV commercial for health drink brand 'Complan' where Bachchan reprises his ghost character from the film. He says that the advertisement promotes belief in the existence of ghosts and spirits and consequently the need for the magic to ward them off. “The food-product company has come out with a 45-second advertisement on the issue without publishing any disclaimer before or after the broadcast,” said Patil's lawyer, advocate Wajid Pathan. Suburban Bandra police refused to register a complaint, so Patil had to move the court, the petition says. Magistrate Sita Kulkarni would hear it on April 18. Azad Shrivastav | ADC

By A Staff Reporter


ere's your chance to see flamingos and other water birds up close this Saturday (March 29), thanks to BNHSIndia's annual Flamingo Festival in association with Mumbai Port Trust. Taking place between 12 noon and sunset at the Sewri Jetty, Sewri (East) this is a freefor-all event. Sewri Jetty can be reached by taking the lane opposite Sewri (East) level crossing after driving down Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) Road or after alighting at Sewri Railway Station (Harbour Line). It is a 10-minute walk/five-minute drive. BNHS buses will be available on the East of Sewri Railway Station every half an hour from 11.30 am onwards. There will also be a BNHS exhibition with a number of interesting and informative activities at the venue along with a children's book release on birds. (For enquiries contact: 02222821811, 8879101310 or mail to


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Here’s your chance to watch flamingos

FACE SAVING EXERCISE... Work began at a hectic pace on Thursday as a portion of the road near Mantralaya caved in, a day before. The spot being near the main headquarters of the state, the civic body started elaborate work on the situation.

BEST: Committee meeting at BEST Bhavan, Colaba, 2 pm Exhibition: The Florentine Renaissance: The City as the Crucible of Culture at tDr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, from 12 pm onwards. An NCPA Presentation: South West Festival Chorus with members of the SOI Choral concert at Tata Theatre, Nariman Point, 7 pm. ART AND EXHIBITION Gallery Pradarshak: 'Rhythm of Life' solo exhibition by Vinay Bagde at 100, Kalpana Bldg Plot No. 338, 12th Road, Khar, 11 am to 7 pm till Mach 29. Nehru Centre Art Gallery: Solo exhibition of Paintings & Drawings “THE BULL – An Aesthetics of Anxiety” by Artist Sujith Kumar G.S. Mandya at Nehru Centre, Worli, 11 am to 7 pm, till March 31. Nehru Centre Circular Gallery: Exhibition of paintings by Sudhakar Sangawar at Nehru Centre, Worli, 11 am to 7 pm till March 31.

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I Premkumar Shankarlal Chandwani have changed my name to Prem Shanker Chandwani by Affidavit dated 27.03.2014. C-41940

“C-Form” No. MH12A345307 with Trasaction Id No. STREQ201012-0000975 APP. on 20/10/2012 issued by “M/S. Maheshwari Industries” to “SKS Ispat and Power Ltd. Raipur” lost in transit. Complaint filed with Oshiwara Police Station on 3/1/2014 Fir No. 21/13. C-41929

I have changed my name from Ratilal Beldar to Ratilal Kumawat as per deed poll Affidavit. C-41941


I have changed my name from Dagadukhan Bapukhan Pathan to Dastgir Bapukhan Pathan as per Govt. of Maharashtra Gazette No (X-17584). C-41942

Thank you Jesus Mother Mary Holy Spirit St. Jude St. Anthony for all the favours granted and your blessing on us P.B.A. D.B.A. C-41927


Prayer for Protection Cure & Solution to all your Problems through the precious blood of Jesus. Lord Jesus, by faith in your merits, I now take your precious blood and sprinkle it over myself and my family right from the crown of my head to the very soles of my feet. I claim total and complete protection for my life and my family. Lord Jesus, keep me free today from evil, sin temptation. Satan’s attacks and afflictions, fear of darkness, fear of man, sickness diseases, doubts anger, all calamities and from all that is not of thy kingdom. Fill me Lord Jesus with the gift of Your Holy Spirit and grant me the gifts of wisdom, knowledge, faith understanding and discernment so that I will live today in your glory by doing what is right. I praise you, Jesus, I thank you, Jesus, I love you, Jesus, I adore you, Jesus. Holy Spirit you who make me see everything and shows me the way to reach my ideas, You who gives me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and you who are in all instances of my life with me I, in this short dialogue want to thank you for everything and affirm once more that I never want to be separated from you, no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in your Perpetual Glory (mention your request). Thank You, Holy Spirit, for Your love towards me and my loved ones Amen. C-41928 May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world. Sacred Heart of Jesus thy kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the helpless pray for us. Say this prayer for nine times nine days. Your prayer will be answered by the eighth day. Publication must be promised. C-41482

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I, Nanda Devidatt Bhatt, have changed my Date of Birth from Fifteenth June Nineteen Sixty Nine to Fifteenth November Nineteen Seventy One Vide Maha. Govt. Gazette No. U74036 dated March 13-19, 2014. C-41931


I have changed my name from Pralhad Ratilal Beldar to Pralhad Ratilal Kumawat as per Govt of Maharashtra Gazette No (X-52939). C-41943 I have change my name from Urameel Prafulkumar Nisar to Urmil Praful Nisar as per Deed Poll Affidavit AX 072105 dated 27 / 3 / 2014. C-41944 I have changed my name from Mr. Damanu Simanchal Dora, to ‘Mr. Simanchal Dora’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 26/03/2014. C-41945

I have changed my name from Imran Khan Mustaque Sheikh to Imran Khan as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. X-14564 dated July 11-17, 2013. C-41930

I have changed my name from Hemant Prakash Thakar, to ‘Hemant Prakash Thakur’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 27/03/2014. C-41946

I, Nanda Devidutt, have changed my name to Nanda Devidutt Bhatt Vide Maha. Govt. Gazette No. U-72778 dated March 13-19, 2014. C-41932

I have changed my name from Husainbhai Ismail Saleh, to ‘Husain Ismail Saleh’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 26/03/2014. C-41947

I have changed my name from Mohammad Moin Hasan Subejan to Mohammad Moin Hasan Subejan Shaikh as per Maha. Affidavit dated 24th March, 2014. C-41933

I have changed my name from Aslam Khan Budhan Khan, to ‘Aslam Usman Khan’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 28/03/2014. C-41948

I, Kanchan Hemdev, have changed my name to Khushi Arun Kripalani for all purposes Vide Affidavit dated 4-2-2014. C-41934

I have changed my name from Esratunnissa Abdul Raheman Shaikh, to ‘Ishratunisa Aslam Khan’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 28/03/2014. C-41949

I have changed my name from Shailendra Vittal Kunder to Shailesh Vitthal Salian as per Affidavit dated 13/03/2014. C-41935 “I have changed my name from Juzar Shabbir Hussain Raja to Juzer Shabbir Raja as per the Affidavit”. C-41936 I have changed my name from Muneer Abdul Alikatil Veetil to Abdul Muneer Alikatil Veetil as per Affidavit. C-41937 I have changed my name from Mahjabeen Alikatil Veetil to Mahjabeen Seedinte Veetil as per Affidavit. C-41938 I Shankarlal G. Chandwani have changed my name to Shanker G. Chandwani by Affidavit dated 27.03.2014. C-41939

I have changed my name from Budhan Mehboob Khan, to ‘Usman Mehboob Khan’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 28/03/2014. C-41950 I have changed my name from Norr Mohmmed Dayatar, to ‘Mr. Noor Mohammed Dayatar’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 11/03/2014. C-41951 I have changed my name from Sayra Noor Mohammed Dayatar, to ‘Mrs. Saira Mohammed Asif Dayatar’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 11/03/2014. C-41952 I have changed my name from Nasim Begam Khan, to ‘Mrs. Naseem Khan’ as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 13/03/2014. C-41953

MUMBAI | FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014 I have changed my name from Firojkhan Abdulmajid Gen, to ‘Firoz Abdulmajid Patel’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U- 69582) Dated: 20/03/2014. C-41954 We Mr. Srinath Bhargava & Mrs. Meeta Sri Bhargava have changed name of our child from Ambika Prasaad Bhargava to Ambikaprasaad Kruttiventi Somanatha Bhargava as per Affidavit date 24th March, 2014. C-41955 I have changed my name from “Meeta Vijay Devalia” to “Meeta Sri Bhargava” as per Affidavit dated 24th March, 2014. C-41956 I have changed my name from Naim Ahmed Mohammed Yamin to Mohammed Naim Mohammed Yamin Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-41957 I have changed my name from Shafeequr Rehman Qasimi Hamidul Khan to Shafiqur Rehman Hamidullah Khan as per Affidavit. C-41958

I Mr. Albert Benedict Dessai have changed my name to Mr. Albert Benedict Desa as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 26/03/14. C-41968 I Mr. Dayanand have changed my name to Mr. Dayanand Pundlik Jadhav as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 26/03/14. C-41969 I Varshaben Ameetkumar Gheewala have changed my name to Varsha Ameet Gheewala as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 25/03/14. C-41970 I Ameetkumar Manubhai Gheewala have changed my name to Ameet Mansukhlal Gheewala as per Deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 25/03/14. C-41971 I Ermus Rayappam Chetty have changed my name to Eremias Rayappam Chetty as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No. X-27755 dated: 23/08/12. C-41972

I have changed my name from Anisha Natha M. Bhalerav to Anisha Varanjani as per Affidavit No – 053150 dated 27 March 2014. C-41959

I Panna Jayesh Otia have changed my name to Paresha Jayesh Otia as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 27/03/14.

I have changed my name from Gopalkrishna Subramaniyam Yadav to Gopalkrishnan Subramaniyam Yadav as per deedpoll Affidavit dated 27/3/2014. C-41960

I Snehal Jayesh Otia Kumbar have changed my name to Snehal Jayesh Otia as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 27/03/14. C-41974


I Rekhakuwar Dalpatsingh Chouhan have changed my name to Rekha Dalpatsingh Chouhan as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41982 I Bhavana Kishor Thakkar have changed my name to Bhagwati Kishor Thakkar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41983 I Sissumdoma Pasangla Tracy have changed my name to Nikita Vijay Dalvi as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41984 I Jayeshkumar Jayantilal Gogri have changed my name to Jayesh Jayantilal Gogri as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41985 I Sanjay Harsha have changed my name to Harsha Sanjay Malavia as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41986 I Surekha Jagannath Ambre have changed my name to Manjita Manoj Jadhav as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41987 I S. Muppidathi have changed my name to Muppidathy Sivan Thevar as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41988 We Mr. Shahid Ali Gulab Jaffri & Mrs. Razia Shahid Ali Jaffri have changed our minor daughter’s name from Earm Fatima Shahid Ali Dinee to Earm Fatima Shahid Ali Jaffri as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41989

I have changed my name from Heena Kousar Shafi Mulla to Afrin Shafi Ahmed Mulla as per Affidavit dated 21-03-2014. C-41961

I Pankajkumar Pranlal Vora have changed my name to Pankaj Pranlal Vora as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 27/03/14. C-41975

I have changed my name from Mehrunnisa Anis to Mehrunnisa Anis Khan as per Maharashtra Gazette No. U71233. C-41962

I Nita Ramanlal Master have changed my name to Tanveer Ayaz Maniar as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 27/03/14. C-41976

I Vanessa Fernandes have changed my name to Vanessa Daisy as per Deedpoll Affidavit.

I Pritam Devidasrao Barve have changed my name to Sonal Devidasrao Barve as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No. U-72240 dated: 06/03/14. C-41963

I Mohamed Ayaz Peer Mohammed Maniar have changed my name to Ayaz Peer Mohammed Maniar as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 27/03/14. C-41977

I Leela Khemchand Kriplani have changed my name to Divya Yogesh Advani as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41992

I Mr. Jagdishkumar Dinkarbhai Parmar have changed my name to Mr. Jagdish Dinkarlal Parmar as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 27/03/14. C-41964

I Yasmen Nizam Sheikh have changed my name to Yasmin Badshah Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 27/03/14. C-41978

I Mrs. Pravinaben Jagdishkumar Parmar have changed my name to Mrs. Pravina Jagdish Parmar as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 27/03/14. C-41965

I Anika Pillai have changed my name to Anika Chirawawala as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No. U-76317 dated : 27/03/14. C-41979

I Master Qureshi Makdoom Khajasaheb have changed my name to Makhdoom Khajasaheb Qureshi as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 27/03/14. C-41966 I Jennifer Dias have changed my name to Jeniffer Dias as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated: 27/03/14. C-41967

I Rupaben Indulal Doshi have changed my name to Rupa Sandip Shah as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41980 I Dalpatsingh Babusingh have changed my name to Dalpatsingh Babusingh Chouhan as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41981

I Sharparaz Ahmed Tafazul Husain @ Sharparaz Ahmed have changed my name to Sarfaraz Ahmed Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41990


I Navinchandra V. Patel have changed my name to Navin V. Patel as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41993 I Sumanben Patel have changed my name to Suman Patel as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41994 I Mohammad Tarique Ejaz have changed my name to Tarique Ejaz as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41995 I Jafferulla Ahmed Khan have changed my name to Jaffer Ahmed Khan as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated : 27/03/14. C-41996 I Vinay Somanath Mestry have changed my name to Vinay Somnath Mestry as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41997

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Mahavitran to sell 100 MW Barks now power to BEST at Rs.3.25 per unit worse than bites

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BEST had called recently for a tender for procurement of power which was won by Mahavitaran

By A Staff Reporter


aharashtra's state discom Mahavitran will sell 100 MW power to Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport Company (BEST), which supplies power to the island city, after settling issues concerning availability of power in the rest of the state. "The state utility is all set to supply power at the cost of Rs 3.25 per unit for the period of April 2014 to March 2015," a Mahavitran release said yesterday.

By Philip Varghese


xperts from the Ministry of Civil Aviation from Delhi will today land in the city to monitor the height cap limit given by the ministry to the decade-old Dharavi Redevelopment Project, which had recently slowed down due to various hurdles related to clearances and encroachments in the area. This comes after the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has written a letter to the Chairman of the Ministry of Civil Aviation highlighting the issue that it is unable to complete the first building on which it had started work in the year 2012, due to a height cap by the ministry. The Dharavi slum is spread over 240 hectares in Central Mumbai and is one of Asia’s largest slums and it neighbouring localities include Bandra, the Bandra-Kurla Complex, Sion and Mahim, which are prime real estate locations. MHADA is the special planning authority dedicated for sector 5 of Dharavi which stretches over 65 hectares, out of which 24 hectares (2,40,000 is developable. The date of completion of this building is however contingent to the housing body receiving height clearance from the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The housing board had started the construction of this building while the development plan was yet to be finalized.

"Recently, BEST had called for a tender for procurement of power which was won by Mahavitaran. The utility has received the contract of selling 100 MW power to BEST. Besides, some other states have also shown interest in buying power from Mahavitaran. It has already planned for the required power till 2019- 2020," the release said. According to Mahavitran, the utility has taken power from every possible source to bridge the demand-supply gap. "...However, since June 2013, Mahavitaran has not done any short-term

power purchase. On the contrary, Mahavitaran regularly sells 200-500 MW power to others during night hours," it said. Mahavitran claimed that nearly 85 per cent of the state is free from loadshedding. "In the wake of encouraging honest consumers, Mahavitaran has purposely implemented load shedding in urban areas having more than 42 per cent Distribution and Commercial Losses (DCL) and in rural areas having more than 45 per cent DCL," the statement added.

Dharavi to get high-rises? Civil Aviation officials to monitor height-cap for Dharavi project

66,087 stray dogs (around 80% of population) are now reportedly sterilised

By Khushboo Panjabi


he Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) claims that they have sterilised 66,087 stray dogs in the city till date, which is almost 80 per cent of the total dogs. The dog census had begun on January 6 this year. The census survey was carried out by M/s. Human International Society on behalf of the BMC and was done according to the directions of the Bombay High Court and the provision of the Centre's Animal Birth Control Rules (Dogs), 2000.“Since 1994, more than two lakh stray dogs have been sterilised and immunised. The census is being done to provide direction to this programme”, said a civic official. According to the officials, as per the guidelines of the Bombay HC and provisions of Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules, 2000 of the Central government, a programme of ster-

There are 39,171 male and 26,916 female stray dogs in the city. WARD Highest numbers in: P-North (Malad) K-East (Andheri E) K-West (Andheri W) Lowest numbers in: D (Nana Chowk) C (Marine Lines) A (Colaba)

This space could see 18-storeyed structures housing around 10,000 people. The goal was to get the work started so as to instill confidence in people. The building is intended to accommodate 358 eligible slum dwellers. Once the tenants are moved to this building, the shanties will be razed and the next building will be constructed. Sector 5 will have a total of 9,600 tenements. The present building is an 18-floor Cshaped building. It will have 21 units on each floor connected by a corridor. However, MHADA is unable to complete the first building on which it had started work in the year 2012, due to a height cap by the aviation ministry and so the work on the second building cannot begin before the housing board gets another

Medicine shortage at local railway hospitals By A Staff Reporter




eripheral Railway hospitals in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are facing a shortage of medicines, according to railway employees who are regular visitors at local railway hospitals. The employees alleged that shortage of these medicines has put their lives in danger. At the moment, the medicines for blood pressure and diabetes are falling short. These two are very common diseases among the railway employees due to their lifestyle and 24x7 work shifts. After complaints from employees, the office of the General Manager interevened in the matter and notified that an employee can directly come to the Byculla railway hospital, even without reference from local hospital and get the required medicines. Railway officials can get their two-month stock of medicines at a time. Railway employees, retired railway employees and their family members can avail this facility.

set of clearances. For the construction of the first building, which will have a total of 18 floors, MHADA is awaiting permission from the Ministry of Civil Aviation to construct the building to its proposed height. Accordingly, B. G Shirke Construction Technology Pvt Ltd was chosen to construct this building and work orders were given in 2012. However, the construction began only last year year due to political protests. “The building is complete till the ninth floor. The building has till now received a clearance for 13 floors. The structural work till the 13th floor is complete. The flats have been constructed using relatively modern specifications. The Civil aviation department has

accorded permission only till 56 metres for the building and an additional 80 metres permission is required for the project to go as per the plans. However, since the area is closest to the airport, only the civil aviation department can give a nod to increase the height cap,” an officer from MHADA said. The officer further said, “The experts from the Civil Aviation Ministry will come to Mumbai and record the study of the entire project along with the possibility of granting the additional height cap to the project. They will file a report on this before the ministry and accordingly if the green signal is given, we can go ahead with the project.”


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ilisation and immunisation of stray dogs was conducted by the BMC with active participation of NGOs to control the stray dog population in the city. The BMC had appointed eight NGOs in seven civic administrative zones to sterilise dogs from November 13, 2007 and 49,000 dogs were sterilised till January 31, 2011. The study group for stray dogs had approved the proposal of carrying out dog census from the Human Society International. The organisation has proposed an estimated cost of Rs.9.82 lakh for carrying out the dog census and the BMC had made a provision of Rs.12 lakh in the budget for dog census. “As the Human Society International is the only organisation with an experience of carrying out dog census, we decided to allot them the contract without inviting any public tenders”, the official said.

06 CHANGE OF NAME I Mr. Hilal Ahmed Noorulhaq have changed my name to Mr. Hilal Ahmed Noorulhaq Ansari as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41998 I Mr. Laxit Rajnikant Doshi have changed my name to Mr. Lakshit Rajnikant Doshi as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-41999 I Mr. Bipinkumar Ajitray Rana have changed my name to Mr. Bipin Ajitray Rana as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42000 I Miss. Gwen Nelson Menezes have changed my name to Miss. Gwen Amorita Nelson Menezes as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42001 I Mrs. Vera Nelson Menezes have changed my name to Mrs. Vera Irene Nelson Menezes as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42002 I Mrs. Jaridakhatun Mohd. Mansur Shaikh have changed my name to Mrs. Jarida Khatoon Mansoor Ali Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42003 I Mr. Mohd. Mansur Shaikh have changed my name to Mr. Mansoor Ali Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42004 I Kaneez Fatima Mo. Laik & Katij Fatima Mohammad Laik Idrisi have changed my name to Kaneez Fatima Mohammad Laik Idrisi as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42005 I Ratnadeepak Namdeo Sawant have changed my name to Ratndeepak Namdev Sawant as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42006 I Surti Divyaben Thakorlal have changed my name to Divya Milan Damniwala as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42007 I Milan Kumar Dhansukhlal Damniwala have changed my name to Milan Dhansukhlal Damniwala as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42008 I Ravindra T. Salian have changed my name to Ravi T. Salian as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42009 I Alifiya Contractor have changed my name to Alafia Merchant as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42010 I Alifia Contractor have changed my name to Alafia Merchant as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42011 I Alafia Merchant have changed my minor son’s name from Batul Contractor to Batul Merchant as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42012 I Alafia Merchant have changed my minor son’s name from Amatullah Contractor to Amatullah Merchant as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42013

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CLASSIFIEDS I Atul Kumar Vishwamitra Tiwari have changed my name to Atul Vishwamitra Tiwari as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42014


I have changed my name from Yasmin Mohammed Idrise Shaikh to Yasmeen Mohammad Idris Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42031

I have changed my name from Shaista Bano Manzoor Hasan Sayyed to Sayed Shaista Bano Mohd Ahesan Rizvi as per Affidavit. C-42048

I have changed my name from Mohammed Idrise Shaikh to Mohammad Idris Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42032

I have changed my name from Mohsen Hassan Sayed to Mohsin Hassan Sayed as per Affidavit. C-42049

I Leelawati Gupta have changed my name to Lilavati Gupta as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42016

I have changed my name from Nilufor Shaikh to Nilofer Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42033

I have changed my name from Mavez Mohsen Sayed to Mavaz Mohsin Sayed as per Affidavit

I have changed my name from Afsana Jibran Ahmed Siddique to Nishat Parween Jibran Ahmed Siddique as per Affidavit dated: 26/3/2014. C-42017

I have changed my name from Sharif Siddiqui to Abdul Shariff Siddiqui as per Affidavit. C-42034

I have changed my name from Shubhangi Dhakoji Parab to Deepali Dinesh Gaonkar as per Affidavit dated on 03/03/2014.

I Shyamprasad Gupta have changed my name to Shamu Gupta as per Deedpoll Affidavit. C-42015

I have changed my name from Shantaben Vishrambhai Patel to Kalpana Mahesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-42018 I have changed my name from Syed Latheef to Lathif Basha Sayed as per Affidavit. C-42019 I have changed my name from Dhirajlal Muljibhai to Dhirajlal Muljibhai Dusara as per Affidavit. C-42020 I have changed my name from Surekha Baburao Pawar to Shivani Shamkant Pawar as per Gazette No. X-1143. C-42021 I have changed my name from Sabirali Shuharatali to Shaikh Sabirali Shuharatali as per Affidavit. C-42022 I have changed my name from Murpana Dilip Nandlal to Murpani Dilip Nandlal as per Affidavit. C-42023 I have changed my name from Devnani Dinesh Sevaldas to Devnani Dinesh Sewaldas as per Affidavit. C-42024 I have changed my name from Thanwani Ganesh Narumal to Thawani Ganesh Narumal as per Affidavit. C-42025 I have changed my name from Wishe Pradip Haribhau to Vishe Pradeep Haribhau as per Affidavit. C-42026 I have changed my name from Sadariwala Fatemabai Shefuddin to Fatema Juzer Kheriwala as per Affidavit. C-42027 I have changed my name from Ritesh Rajendra Soni to Ritesh Rajendraprasad Soni as per Affidavit. C-42028


I have changed my name from Abibunnisa Shaikh to Habibunnisa Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42035 I have changed my name from Anthony Dawassy Thenkudan to Anthony David Thenkudan as per Affidavit. C-42036 I have changed my name from Mohamed Samisagarali Khan to Sami Mohammed as per Affidavit. C-42037 I have changed my name from Sumaira Kunjumon Sarodyal to Sumaira Kunjumon Mathews as per Affidavit. C-42038 I have changed my name from Jayshree Kunjumon Sarodyal to Jessy Kunjumon Mathews as per Affidavit. C-42039 I have changed my name from Faruka Khwaja Miyan Qureshi to Meenaz Riyaz Momin as per Affidavit. C-42040 I have changed my name from Rajendra Kumar Khatri to Rajendra Khatri as per Affidavit C-42041 I have changed my name from Jagubhai Lalgi Patel to Jagoo Lalji Patel as per Affidavit. C-42042 I have changed my name from Wajid Abdul Mazid to Wajid Abdul Mazid Khan as per Affidavit. C-42043 I have changed my name from Aftab Ahmad Khan to Aftab Khan as per Affidavit. C-42044 I have changed my name from Jamshed Ahmad to Jamshed Ahmad Abu Sufiyan Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42045

I have changed my name from Prabhadevi Rambhavan Pal to Prabhawati Rambhavan Pal as per Affidavit. C-42029

I have changed my name from Irshad Ilyas Ahmad Ansari to Irshad Ilyas Shah as per Affidavit. C-42046

I have changed my name from Mohammed Javed Mohammed Jafer to Mohammed Javed Mohammed Jafer Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42030

I have changed my name from Nargis Khatoon Ali Zafar Syed to Nargis Khatoon Ali Zafar Sayed (as per Affidavit). C-42047

C-42051 We Mr.Satishkumar Chelani and Mrs. Vanita Satishkumar Chelani have changed our daughter’s name from Simran Satishkumar Chellani to Simran Satishkumar Chellani as per Affidavit dated on 14/03/2014. C-42052 I have changed my name from Vikas Balkrishna Gauda to Vikas Krishna Gowda as per Affidavit. C-42053 I have changed my name from Mansukhlal Nanji to Mansukh Vittha as per Affidavit. C-42054 I have changed my name from Shankar Kumar Ramchandra Mahto to Shankar Ramchandar Mehto as per Affidavit. C-42055 I have changed my name from Gurpreet Singh Ghura to Taranjeta Singh Ghurra as per Affidavit. C-42056 I have changed my name from Sunitha Devaraj to Sunita Devraj as per Affidavit. C-42057 I have changed my name from Singh Deepika Manik to Deepika Bediya as per Affidavit C-42058 I have changed my name from Hanmant Ramchandra Jadhav to Hemant Ramchandra Jadhav as per Affidavit. C-42059 I have changed my name from Ahir Kishorkumar Madhubhai to Kishore Madhubhai Ahir as per Affidavit. C-42060 I have changed my name from Kamalkumar Kishinchand to Kamal Kishanchand Santwani as per Affidavit. C-42061

I have changed my name from Banga Mahesh Satramdas to Banga Maheshlal Satramdas As per Affidavit. C-42065

I have changed my name from Neetu Ghewarchand to Nitu Arvind Vanigota as per Affidavit. C-42082

I have changed my name from Vaswani Motiram Udhavdas to Vaswani Ramchand Udhavdas as per Affidavit. C-42066

I have changed my name from Afsari Banu Mohammed Farooque Surty to Afsari Muhammad Farooque Surti as per Affidavit dated 27.03.2014. C-42083

I have changed my name from Jethani Shyam Jiwatram to Jethani Shyamlal Jiwatram as per Affidavit. C-42067 I have changed my name from Fulwani Ramesh Vishindas to Phulwani Ramesh Vishindas as per Affidavit. C-42068 I have changed my name from Iqbal Mohamed Husain to Mundrawala Iqbal Mohamed Husain as per Affidavit. C-42069 I have changed my name from Mudrawala Zohara Iqbal to Mundrawala Zohra Iqbal as per Affidavit. C-42070 I have changed my name from Mundrewala Zulekha Mohammed Hosain to Mundrawala Julekha Mohammad Husain as per Affidavit. C-42071 I have changed my name from Labbay Asifmohamed Pakeer Mohamed to Mohamed Asif Pakkeer Mohamed as per Affidavit. C-42072 I have changed my name from Shahid Ali Ramzan Ali to Shahid Ali Salmani as per Affidavit. C-42073 I have changed my name from Sandesh Sadashiv Pujari to Sandesh Sadashiv Poojari as per Affidavit. C-42074 I have changed my name from Sadashiv Babu Pujari to Sadashiv Babu Poojari as per Affidavit. C-42075 I have changed my name from Sujata Sadashiv Pujari to Sujata Sadashiv Poojari as per Affidavit. C-42076 I have changed my name from Devika Mevada to Divya Tulsidas Mewada as per Affidavit. C-42077 I have changed my name from Tulsi Kalidasmevada to Tulsidas Kalidas Mewada as per Affidavit. C-42078

I have changed my name from Ratanlal Ramchand Lund to Ratan Ramchand Lund as per Affidavit. C-42062

I have changed my name from Jagruti Mevada to Jagruti Tulsidas Mewada as per Affidavit. C-42079

I have changed my name from Sahinder Singh Bhamra to Surindersingh Bhamra as per Affidavit. C-42063

I have changed my name from Veenaben to Veena Chandrakant Vyas as per Affidavit. C-42080

I have changed my name from Dilip Kumar Laxminarayan to Dilipkumar Laxminarayan Bari as per Affidavit. C-42064

I have changed my name from Devarshi Vijesh Parekh to Devarsee Vijesh Parekh as per Affidavit. C-42081

I have changed my name from Mohammed Farooque Surty to Muhammad Farooque Surti as per Affidavit dated 27.03.2014. C-42084 I have changed my name from Prataplal Hiralal Sharma to Pratap Hiralal Sharma as per Affidavit. C-42085 I have changed my name from Shaikh Master Mohammad Imran to Imran Yasin Khan as per Affidavit. C-42086 I have changed my name from Saira Khatoon Mubarak Chaudhary to Saira Mubarak Khan as per Affidavit. C-42087 I have changed my name from Pareshnath Kapildev Tiwari to Parasnath Kapildev Tiwari as per Affidavit. C-42088 I have changed my name from Mohammad Abdul Rehman Khateeb to Abdul Rehman Khateeb as per Affidavit. C-42089 I have changed my name from Mohammad Abdul Rahman Khateeb to Abdul Rahman Khateeb as per Affidavit. C-42090 I have changed my name from Nikhat Parveen to Nikhat Rehman Khateeb as per Affidavit. C-42091 I have changed my name from Nikhat Parveen to Nikhat Abdul Rahman Khateeb as per Affidavit. C-42092 I have changed my name from Nikhath Parveen to Nikhat Abdul Rahman Khateeb as per Affidavit. C-42093 I have changed my name from Mohammad Abdul Rehman Khateeb to Abdul Rahman Khateeb as per Affidavit. C-42094 I have changed my name from Sandeep Rathod Jain/Sandeep Raichand to Sandeep Raichand Rathod as per Affidavit. C-42095 I have changed my name from Sahdevbhai Kanjibhai Nayani to Sahadevbhai Kanjibhai Nayani as per Affidavit. C-42096 I have changed my name from Jinal Sahadevbhai to Jinal Sahadevbhai Nayani as per Affidavit. C-42097

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I have changed my name from Sahadevbhai Kanjibhai to Sahadevbhai Kanjibhai Nayani as per Affidavit. C-42098 I have changed my name from Ila Sahadev Nayani to Ilaben Sahadev Nayani as per Affidavit. C-42099 I have changed my name from Ilaben Sahadevbhai to Ilaben Sahadevbhai Nayani as per Affidavit. C-42100 I have changed my name from Inaben Shamjibhai Navadiya to Ilaben Sahadevbhai Nayani as per Affidavit. C-42101

CLASSIFIEDS We have changed our minor child name from Sona Raju Poptani to Sona Laxminarayan Suryawanshi as per Affidavit. C-42132

I have changed my name from Shibir Madhukar Guhagarkar to Sachin Madhukar Guhuagarkar as per Affidavit.

We have changed our minor child name from Mohmmed Aasim Asif Pawaskar to Mohammad Asim Asif Pawask ar as per Affidavit. C-42133

C-42116 I have changed my name from Arun Krishnaji Bansode to Lalji Krishnaji Bansode as per Affidavit. C-42117 I Have Change My Name From Khan Shazad Mohamed Ali to Khan Mohamed Owais Mohamed Ali as per Affidivit. C-42118 I Have Change My Name From Shaikh Saqib Mustafa to Shaikh Saquib Mustafa as per Affidavit

We, Mr. Shrikant Surta Tusam and Mrs. Anita Shrikant Tusam have changed our child’s name from Vedika Manoj Tusam to Vedika Shrikant Tusam as per Affidavit. C-42103

I have changed my name from Hinanshu Vinodkumar Jain to Himanshu Vinodkumar Jain as per Affidavit. C-42120

I have changed my name from Manoj Surta Valmiki to Shrikant Surta Tusam as per Affidavit. C-42105 I have changed my name from Mohammad Arshad Mohammad Aslam to Siddiqui Mohammad Arshad Mohammad Aslam as per Affidavit. C-42106 I have changed my name from Faisal Ahmed Shaikh To Faisal Ahmed Maniyar as per Affidavit C-42107 I have changed my name from Nazir Ahmed Dawood Shaikh to Nazir Dawood Maniyar as per Affidavit. C-42108 I have changed my name from Shahidabee Shaikh to Shaheda Nazir Maniyar as per Affidavit C-42109 I have changed my name from Lopes Ceril Santiag to Lopes Cyril Santiag as per Affidavit. C-42110


I have changed my name from Md Raghib Hussain to Mohammed Raghib Hussain Ansari as per Affidavit. C-42115

I have changed my name from Nathalal Kumawat to Nathujee Kumawat as per Affidavit. C-42102

We, Mr. Dinesh Devraj Sanghvi and Mrs. Vanita Dinesh Sanghvi have changed our child’s name from Reaansh Dinesh Sanghvi to Rishi Dinesh Sanghvi as per Affidavit C-42104

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I have changed my name from Sethumadhavan Panayappilly to Sethumadhavan Kesavan Nair as per Affidavit. C-42134 I have changed my name from Mahadev Parshuram Lo khande to Maruti Parshuram Lokhande as per Affidavit . C-42135 I have changed my name from Kinshuk Golan to Karanveer Singh as per Affidavit . C-42136 I have changed my name from Guarva Putharn to Guruva Ugappu Puthran as per Affidavit . C-42137

I have changed my name from Rajendra to Rajendrakumar Jain as per Affidavit. C-42149 I have changed my name from Veena Rajendra to Smita Rajendrakumar Jain as per Affidavit. C-42150 I have changed my name from Ruchiben Ashokkumar Gor to Ruchita Ashok gor as per Affidavit. C-42151

I have changed my name from Mohd Rafik Shaikh to Mohmedrafik Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42153

I have changed my name from Shaikh Nasiruddin Badruddin Shaikh to Nasiruddin Badruddin Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42122

I have changed my name from Shravankumar Shashi Choudhary to Shravan Shashi Choudhary as per Affidavit.

I have changed my name from Smita Pascol Bhasadia to Smita Pascol Patil as per Affidavit. C-42157

I have changed name from Javedbhai Ahmed Yousuf Patel to Javed Ahemad Patel as per Affidavit. C-42140

I have changed my name from Sazida Mohamed Naser Shaikh to Sajida Mohammed Naseer Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42124

I have changed my name from Ajit Bhalchandra Agwan to Ajit Bhalchandra Agwan as per Affidavit. C-42141

I have changed my name from Kaniz Waris Siraj Ahamad to Kaniz Firdos Khan as per Affidavit. C-42125

I have changed my name from Harsha Chandiram Sanj nani to Harsha Chandiram Sajnani as per Affidavit. C-42142

I have changed my name from Kanis Fatma Firdos Khan to Kaniz Firdos Khan as per Affidavit. C-42126 I have changed my name from Mehrunnisa Mohd Saeed Adhikari to Mehrunnisa Mohammed Ismail Kulkar as per Affidavit. C-42127

I have changed my name from Chandiram Lilaram Sanjnani to Chandiram Lilaram Sajnani as per Affidavit. C-42143

I have changed my name from Mohd Tanzeel Patel to Tanzeel Aejaz Patel as per Affidavit. C-42128

I have changed my name from Nikita Esperaance Dcruz to Nikita Esperance Dcruz as per Affidavit. C-42145

I have changed my name from Swaaleha Mohammed Ayyub to Swaaleha Mohammed Ayyub Ansari as per Affidavit C-42112

I have changed my name from Ajaz Mohamad Patel To Aejaz Patel As Per Affidavit. C-42129

I have changed my name from Mohini Maruti Dhirde to Sandhya Maruti Dhirde as per Affidavit. C-42146

I have changed my name from Lovel Zahir Attari to Lovell Zahir Attari as per Affidavit. C-42113

I, Mrs.Nehal Piyush Patel have changed my son name from Rushi Patel to Rishi Patel as per Affidavit. C-42130

I have changed my name from Vyshak Nair Gopalkrishnan Nair to Vyshak Gopalkrishnan Nair as per Affidavit No. Km 573347. C-42114

We have changed our minor child name from Harleen Prakash Jeswani to Jeannie Haresh Chandwani as per Affidavit. C-42131

I have changed my name from Ajay Jain to Ajaykumar Jain as per Affidavit. C-42158 I have changed my name from Jayeshkumar Mehta to Jayesh Mehtaas per Affidavit. C-42159 I have changed my name from Gopi Laxman Modavath to Gopal Laxman Mudavat as per Affidavit. C-42160 I have changed my name from Ravishankar Gopal Mudavat to Ravi Gopal Mudavat as per Affidavit. C-42161 I have changed my name from Shanti Gopi Modavath to Shanta Gopal Mudavat as per Affidavit. C-42162

PUBLIC NOTICE I have changed my name from Angela Beeda Dcruz to Angela Beda Fernandes Dcruz PUBLIC NOTICE Public notice is hereby given that as per Affidavit. C-42144 shop no .4. Wing-A RASHMI

I have changed my name from Abdul Nasir to Abdul Nasir Mohammed Ayyub Ansari as per Affidavit. C-42111

I have changed my name from Sandhya Maruti Dhirde to Mansi Maruti Dhirde as per Affidavit. C-42147 I have changed my name from Trupti Rajendra to Trishla Rajendrakumar Jain as per Affidavit. C-42148

Place : Mumbai Date : 28/03/2014

I have changed my name from Pascol Bhasadia to Pascol Patil as per Affidavit. C-42155 I have changed my name from Rufina Bhasadia to Rufina Patil as per Affidavit. C-42156


Sultanabad Apartment CHSL Sd/Hon.Secretary

I have changed my name from Sara Rani Rajan Sironmani to Sarah Rani Suresh Kumar as per Affidavit. C-42154

I have changed my name from Alok Kumar Shukla to Alok R ameshwar Shukla as per Affidavit. C-42138

I have changed my name from Mohamed Naser Shaikh to Mohammed Naseer Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42123


Sealed Tenders are invited for REDEVELOPMENT of our building, The Tender forms will be issued between 28th March to 7th April 2014.From 11 AM to 4 PM at flat no 203,Each form cost Rs 1000/- Sultanabad Apartment, bldg no -1. Behrambaugh road , Jogeshwari(W) Mumbai 400102. Mob : 9833568509.

I have changed my name from Chimanbhai Mistry to Chimanlal Mistry as per Affidavit. C-42152

I have changed my name from Rayosat Adalat Ali to Riyasat Ali Adalat Ali Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-42121

UTSAV CHS .LTD. phase -1 near Jangid Estate,Mira Road(E) Thane.401107. Is in the name of my Father Late MR. LAL BIHARI GUPTA.He expired on 18-11-2013 .we being his son MR. SHIV KUMAR GUPTA & RAM KUMAR GUPTA made application to society is Rashmi Utsav Chs ltd.phase -1 . For transfering said shop in our name.Any person having any objection regarding said shop may contact below mention address with in 14 days thereof otherwise it will be treated that no one has any objection and matter will be processed further.Shiv Kumar Gupta & Ram Kumar Gupta Late Mr.s/o Lal Bihari Gupta....H106 Silver Crown Pleasant Park Mira Road (E), Thane.401107 For Rashmi Utsav Chs.Ltd. Sd/Hon.Secretary Place : Mumbai Date : 28/03/2014

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that Mr. Shabbir Nomani has lost and/or misplaced Gold Evaluation Receipt No. 1242 dated 07/10/2010 issued by N. SHAMRAO NANABHAI GOPINATH CHHAPNIWALA under File No. 92-146. If anyone finds the same let it be made known to the undersigned within 15 days of publication of this notice otherwise duplicate receipt will be issued to Mr. Shabbir Nomani.

PUBLIC NOTICE I / We the under mentioned applicant(s) have appllied to KARVY COMPUTER SHARE PRIVATE LIMITED, Hyderabad, Share transfer agents (RTA) of M/s GLAXOSMITHKLINE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE LIMITD, Patiala Road, Mabha147 201 (Company) for obtaining duplicate Shares Certificates for Loss of equity shares of the company registered in the name of LALITKUMAR CHATRABHUJ SAKARIA under Reference Folio Number L00986 Failing receipt of any objection / claim disputing the said transaction, the company will issue fresh Share Certificates in lieu of the Under mentioned Share Certificates reported lost, within 15 days from the date of publication of this notice. Folio No. L-00986 Share Certificate No(s). 213092 for 50 shares(s) having distinctive nos. 26039028 To 26039077 Share Certificate No(s). 375460 for 50 shares(s) having distinctive nos. 42644215 To 42644264 Share Certificate No(s). 375461 for 10 shares(s) having distinctive nos. 42644265 To 42644274 Total 110 shares

ACB nabs Sr PI, constable for demanding bribe from Cameroon national at Dadar Afternoon Despatch & Courier



The accused cops had demanded Rs. one lakh bribe and had confiscated his passport and 3 cellphones to ensure payment of the amount By Vishnudas Sheshrao


senior police inspector and a constable attached to Dadar Railway Crime Branch have been booked by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from a Cameroon national who was in India on a business tour. It is also alleged that the duo illegally confiscated the passport and three mobile phones of the victim till he paid the bribe. According to ACB officials, Sr PI Devram Wadmare and police constable Kharat allegedly demanded Rs.1,00,000 from

the Cameroon national, a garment businessman who was waiting at Kurla station to take a train to Hyderabad on March 14. Meanwhile, Kharat introduced himself as a crime branch officer and told the foreign national that he did have a valid ticket and took him to Dadar crime branch office. The Cameroon national alleged that he was locked in a room at Dadar station till March 17, 2014 without being told the reason for his detention. Also,

custody till he paid the second installment of Rs.50,000. Meanwhile, the victim approached the ACB office on March 21. After investigation, the ACB officials found out that the accused had accepted Rs.50,000 and were further demanding another Rs.50,000 against his passport and mobile phones. On March 24, ACB registered a FIR against Vadmare and Kharat. Mumbai Unit he was not given a chance to vide C.R. No. 24/2014, u/sec. prove his innocence. 7 of Prevention of CorrupBoth the accused police- tion Act, 1988. Investigation men allegedly demanded a is in progress, officials said. sum of Rs.5,00,000 from the Vadmare tried to justify Cameroon citizen who ex- himself saying, “I am in police pressed his inability to pay service since 35 years. I canthe amount. Finally, after a lot not demand Rs 5,00,000. This of bargaining, the cops set- is internal politics of our detled on Rs.1,00,000 and took partment. Lot of officials proRs.50,000 as the first install- tect thieves and their crimes ment from the Cameroon na- in the Railways. Since joining tional for his release. the Dadar crime branch I It is alleged that the cops stopped their activities. Now confiscated the man's pass- they are trying to defame and port and three mobile frame me. I am innocent. ACB phones and kept it in their has recorded my statement.”

‘Our interference not warranted,’ HC says Issues notice to the Attorney General of India on the tenability of framing of additional charges post-conviction

photojournalist case, sought framing of charge under the newly introduced section 376 (e), which attracts death sentence as 'maximum punishment'. This means that the Sessions Court can go ahead with examination of witnesses after framing of additional charge and hear arguments on the By Philip Varghese quantum of sentence in the photojournalist's rape case. day after the Bombay High Court However, the bench added that it questioned the legal validity of additional charge against the convicts in the photojournalist's rape case at Shakti Mills, the High Court on Thursday refused to interfere 'at this stage' would consider the larger issue of conwith the Sessions Court decision to stitutional validity of section 376 (e) frame the additional charge for a repeat and the tenability of framing of addioffence of rape. tional charges post-conviction and isThe order of the bench of Justice sued notice to the Attorney General of Naresh H. Patil and Justice Abhay Thip- India seeking a reply on the subject in say came on a petition filed Vijay Jad- six weeks. hav, Kasim Bengali and Mohammed “This is not the rarest of the rare case. Salim Ansari, against the trial court's So at this stage we would refrain from March 24 order on prosecution's appli- expressing any conclusive view about cation for additional charge against applicability of section 376 (e) and the them under section 376 (e) of IPC. tenability of framing of additional As these three were also convicted for charges post-conviction. We keep these the gang-rape of a telephone operator - issues open. But our interference is not which had taken place a month earlier warranted at this stage of trial. Our nonin the same Shakti Mills compound - the interference in the order of the sessions prosecution, after their conviction in the court shall not be construed as approval



Gujarat CM criticised for demanding return of money given as aid by his state to Maharashtra during last year's drought

NCP lambasts Modi

Nawab Malik said, “If somebody is asking for the money which was voluntarily given as aid for the drought, it By A Special Correspondent shows that the person is mean minded. Such person he NCP has come down has no right to sit on the heavily on BJP's Prime Prime Minister's chair”. Ministerial candidate NarenThe Gujarat government dra Modi for demanding the recently demanded Rs.22.5 aid given by Gujarat during crore from the state's Malast year's drought in Maha- hananda dairy as the bill for rashtra. fodder donated to MaharashSpeaking to reporters yes- tra during the 2013 drought. terday, NCP spokesperson Against this backdrop, Malik


of the trial court order allowing the application,” the bench observed. Speaking to the ADC, defence lawyer advocate R.G.Gadgil said, “The High Court has observed very clearly that this is not a rarest of the rare case and has refsued to interfere at this stage. So we will proceed in the Sessions Court accordingly from tomorrow.” Earlier, Defence lawyers, advocate Prakash Salsingikar and advocate R.G. Gadgil argued that both are not repeated offenders and the rape cases were tried simultaneously, even though both have separate case numbers. The bench had asked criminal lawyer Aabad Ponda to assist the court as 'amicus curiae' (friend of the court) in the matter and check legal points to state whether charges could be amended and added, who told the court that under section 216 of the Criminal Procedure Code, once a judgment is pronounced, charges cannot be added or altered. “The judgment given by the Sessions Principal Judge states in one of the paragraphs that the judgment was delivered in the open court. There should be a separate trial for every distinct offence. In this case, both the trial were conducted simultaneously.”

Manikrao Thakre had earlier said that he had reported Antulay's angry outbursts against the party to the cenvirtually blasted Modi. tral leadership, and efforts Malik said that the issue of would be made to placate the senior Congress leader A.R. senior leader who was once Antulay's open support to the the Chief Minister of the state. rival PWP's candidates in In the co-ordination comRaigad and Mawal Lok Sabha mittee meeting, the state unit constituencies had been president of both the parties, taken up at the co-ordination NCP ministers R.R. Patil, committee of the two coali- Jayant Patil; Congress leaders tion partners. “The first meet- Narayan Rane, Patangrao ing, chaired by Chief Minister Kadam, Nitin Raut and Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Harshvardhan Patil were Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, present. The next meeting is took place in Pune yesterday”. scheduled to be held in couState Congress chief ple of days.


Two members of Guru Satam gang held The duo was serving a life term in connection with a 1995 murder and had jumped parole By Neel Shah

branch had received the tipoff following which a team led umbai's crime branch by senior PI Sanjay Satardekar on Wednesday arrested laid a trap and apprehended two members of the Guru the duo who was present in Satam gang. The duo had front of Sagar Sweet Mart jumped parole while serving a junction on Dr. Babasaheb life term in connection with a Ambedkar Road around 9 pm. 1995 murder case. Sleuths In November last year, the from Unit 9 department of same gang was involved in excrime branch on receiving in- torting Rs.50 lakh from a formation caught hold of the Thane-based businessman accused in the central suburbs following which cops had arof Mumbai. rested Shekhar Sharma alias The accused are identified SK, Sandeep Tivrekar and as Vitthal Pundalik Jhendge Udaybhan Thakur but Babu alias Bhau (43) and Vilas Bh- had been on the run. aguram Shirke alias Babu (42). They will be handed over Both of them were held from and re-arrested in the said Parel late on Wednesday case by the Anti-Extortion evening. The two had been Cell of the Thane crime serving a life term in connec- branch along with fresh tion with a murder case regis- charges which will be applied tered at RAK Marg police on them. “Both were in touch station in 1995 and had with Guru Satam for continujumped parole two years ago. ing their racket of targeting Out of the two, Bhau had es- and extorting money from caped parole twice, according builders in Thane, Navi to crime branch officials. Offi- Mumbai and Mumbai”, said cers said that sub-inspector an officer. Sagar Shivalkar of crime


Stepdad gets lifer for raping daughter, sodomizing son By Suresh Golani


he Sessions Court,Vasai has awarded life sentence to a 44-year-old step father sexually assautling his stepdaughter and stepson. First Class Judicial Magistrate, R. M.Joshi, also ordered monetary compensation of Rs. 1 lakh each to both the kids, failing which the convict will have to spend an additional year in jail. ZakirAlam Shaikh (44), who was arrested on June 5, 2013, not only violated his 11year-old stepdaughter, but also sodomised his 12-year-old stepson for a period of more than two years, at their tenement in the Samel Pada area of Nalasopara (East). Shaikh worked with a private company and had married the victim’s mother in 2009. In her complaint to the police, the victim’s mother stated that Alam committed the crime when she stepped out of the house to work, however both the chil-

dren remained silent due to fear. But when the siblings could not take it any more, they mustered courage and narrated the horrific tale to their mother. The mother lodged a complaint against her husband at the Nalasopara police station. While the girl studied in standard VI, her elder brother is a standard VII student of a private school, police said. After learning that his wife had registered a complaint, Alam had gone absconding, but was arrested afew days later from his relatives house in Govandi.The police had registered a case under section 376 (rape) and 377 ( unnatural offence) of the IPC and under the relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act against Shaikh. Public Prosecutor Ujwala Mohalkar, built up a strong case supported by ample of evidences against Alam.

He attacked friend’s wife By Suresh Golani


leuths of the Thane (rural) police have arrested the a 35 year-old-man who slashed the throat of a woman in an alleged bid to rob her of her ornaments in the Samel Pada area of Nallasopara (east) on Wednesday. According to the police the accused identified as Jerry Joseph Pereira (35) attacked a housewife- Kavita Mandal (35) with a knife and tried to flee the spot but was caught by neighbours and handed over to the police. The accused is said to be a friend of the victim’s husband and both were reportedly entangled into a monetary dispute. Pereira has been booked under section 394(voluntarily causing hurt while committing robbery) of Indian Penal Code. The woman is recuperating in a private hospital.


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Ponder awhile… “Take every failure in your stride and learn how not to fail again. In every failure there is hidden agenda of success. Only you have to solve the puzzle.” — Unknown

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HE Congress party appears to have at last realised that it has to make some desperate, urgent effort to remove the corruption taint which has been sticking to it for the last ten years. A last minute effort is not likely to help much, but the Congress leaders appear to have decided to tackle the subject. In their election manifesto which they released two days ago, they said some of the anti-corruption bills will be enacted as soon as they come to power. This is one of the most unconvincing promises contained in the manifesto. The Congress claims that the manifesto has the voice of the people: What it says is whatever the people wanted has been included in the manifesto. The party is also making promises which it cannot keep: For instance, it is claiming it is providing financial assistance to all. Are they proposing to give doles? And the prime minister, speaking on the budget, said that corruption cannot be wished away, but they will undertake suitable measures to eradicate it. In short, in the manifesto, the Congress has promised the world to all classes of people. It has attempted to build before the people a rosy image of things to come. And it has declared if Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister of India, it will be disaster for the country. And perhaps the Congress thinks that the most important message it has put in the manifesto is with regard to secularism. Every leader speaking on the manifesto spoke about the need for India to remain a secular state. Actually, in this attempt to focus attention on secularism, the Congress has subtly attempted to polarise society in the country. It is cleverly bringing in polarisation – to create a divide between various communities. This has been the plan of the SP in Uttar Pradesh. Various communities are told – not directly – about the existence of danger in a society where people follows different faiths. The manifesto of the Congress has included a hidden agenda to bring about polarisation and build its vote bank.

VENTS are taking place in India and the world that need watching. Everyone has to be on the alert, including the Indian people. Ukraine and what is happening there must serve as a warning. It is not just a matter of Russian interests. The West seems wishing to take power in its own hands wherever possible. Writing in The Telegraph for example, K.P. Nayar has raised some important questions. To what extent is the West playing a dirty game? Listen to him. Writes Nayar: “Finally, the secrets tumbling out of Ukraine such as revelations about how regime change was orchestrated in Washington ought to make India sit up. It is not inconceivable that tactics such as those used in Kiev could be used by disaffected elements in restive parts of India – Kashmir, volatile areas in the North East. The possibilities are wide and fearfully large and the potential for outside support for these immense. Where will India turn to in upgrading its intelligence capabilities to cope with such new challenges?”

Revival of Cold War The West had no business interfering in Ukraine, but that is exactly what it has been doing. Writes Nayar: “One result of a revival of the Cold War from Ukraine is that Central Asian governments may be forced to choose between the West and Moscow. India too will then have to adjust its approach to Central Asia”. And here is some more — “A revival of the Cold War mentality in Washington which is in answer to the prayers of America’s military-industrial complex also means for India a return to the geopolitical equations of the 1960s”. It is reasonable to assume that if Narendra Modi becomes prime minister the country will face a terrorist attack within months if not weeks. It is in the nature of the cross-border threats that confront India that such as attack will be designed as a message to the new government. Anuradha M. Chenoy is Professor at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She says, writing in DNA (March 15) that taped conversations have revealed EU interference in Ukraine. The Ukranian Parliament tried to eliminate a law to protect the use of Russian as an official language in those sectors of the country where it is spoken. Snipers were hired by neo-Nazi Ukraine gangs to use against Russian-speak-


ing citizens. Surely the EU wouldn’t do it on its own? According to Chenoy, ‘from the Russian perspective’ the US has supported regime change and instability in Ukraine for some years. An economist, Paul Craig Roberts, is reported to have stated that the US has spent billions in ‘undermining authoritarian but elected regimes in Ukraine. The media in the West seems to be divided as well’. The Asian Age (March 12) carried an article originally written by a British expert Matthew Parris for The Spectator that clearly gives an understanding of what the West (the US, EU and NATO) is up to in Ukraine. Clearly in Ukraine the West wants to do what it did to

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MEDIAWATCH M.V. Kamath the Soviet Union in Afghanistan: destroy the Soviet Union, but now, destroy Russia and surround it with western armed forces? Parris has clear advice to give. As he put it: “I would concede the Crimea to Moscow. I would also hesitate before giving any appearance of readiness to take the rest of Ukraine under the wirngs of the West. Politically and economically the country (Ukraine) is a basket case and for Moscow an expensive one. Ukraine has come to rely on massive subsidy, Russia has historically provided this. Why should we be panting down to take the burden on our own shoulders?” And now we have an Indian thinker having his say on the subject. Warning that the “Cold War isn’t back with a vengeance” because “it never went away.” Sunanda K. Datta-Ray wants us to remember what India’s worst enemy, Richard Nixon, once croaked when the Soviet Union collapsed. At that time Nixon said in clear terms: “The time has come for America to reset its geopolitical compass. We have a historic opportunity to change the world”. And what does ‘the world’ consist of?

Life is larger than livelihood



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Meanwhile, one understands that a Londonbased British author and filmmaker is doing a political biography of Modi. The author’s name is Andy Marino. He was interviewed by Hindustan Times (March 16). Q: As a biographer do you feel that you get honest answers to your questions? Ans: As a foreigner I found him to be very good company. Was he honest with me? I have checked and cross-referenced every fact he mentioned and they all correlated. Q: What is it that fascinates you most about Modi? Ans: I don’t think that I have ever come across a better administrator or anybody so completely possessed with enthusiasm for what he does. His brain runs non-stop thinking about ways to improve everything and there’s an incredible energy. Economically it will bring in more foreign investment, opening of markets for new jobs and services and supply-side reforms. And, politically, essentially a change from the colonial-style elite rule”. Hindustan Times (March 16) was editorially very critical of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal when it said that “while he has crossed boundaries before, in Nagpur he appeared to go berserk as he threatened to set up an inquiry and jail media persons and others if his party came to power”. The paper said that in playing the game Kejriwal “frequently undermines public institutions and constitutional bodies. The long editorial could not have been more damning.

of ‘I’. I did this. I did that. I gave this. I gave that. I achieved this. I achieved that. In a spiritualised society, nothing will belong to the individual. Everything will belong S there a new spiritual culture on the ego. A man who is controlled by his senses is to the Divine. Everything will be done – anvil? What is the evidence? When will it a brute animal. A man controlled by his mind achieved – by the spirit. If I speak, it is the come about? or his ego is an ordinary human being. A man spirit speaking through me. If I do anything, I believe that we are standing on the guided by the spirit is what the Gita calls a the spirit is doing it through me. threshold of a New Age. A new type of society ‘sthitaprajna’ or a ‘trigunatita’ – one who has How will we solve the problem of goverwill be born. We have tried different types. gone beyond the three gunas. nance? How can we get a system that works None of them has seemed to work. We had When this will come about, is difficult to de- for all? capitalism, which gave to man all that his termine. For in human affairs there are no Everyone can flourish only in an environlabour brought him. Then we tried socialism, clocks, no calendars. It all depends on us. ment of unity; I and my brother, my neighwhich said, do not take all; share something What will be the wellspring of this new bour and I, are one. This will happen only with others. Then came communism, which culture? when the selfish ego departs and the spirit went a step further and said you take only takes charge. For this, we need a new type of what you need and give the rest to the education – an education which is not insociety. spired by sordid selfishness but which is diHowever, none of them has seemed to work The wellspring of this new culture will be rected by men and women of light, men and – because none of them has roots in the spirit. the spirit, the soul. No longer will we be women of illumination. Lastingness belongs to the Spirit. And we guided by the ego, the empiric self. The Such education will emphasise the truth shall now have spiritual socialism. All we are ego has had its chance. It has blundered; that life is larger than livelihood and that the and have will be offered to and will belong to it has bungled. It has built up a civilisation end of knowledge is not jobs and careers, not God. We shall only be trustees. I would go a of wars and violence, of hatred and strife. gains in silver and gold but service and sacristep further and say that all we have and all The one need of humanity today is a new fice. we are will be regarded as a loan given to us to culture of love and peace and joy. This How will we earn a living? be passed on to those whose need is greater will happen when man’s selfishness departs By the sweat of our brow – and by absolute than ours. and he is governed by the spirit. Then faith in Providence. God has provided for A spiritualized society will consist of men man will realise that it is not he who is doing birds, animals and insects. Will He not prowho are spiritual. A spiritual man is he who is anything. vide for you? — Sadhu Vaswani guided by the spirit, not by his mind or his Today, wherever you turn, there is the play



Would India be in the picture? Our politicians should take a lesson from Ukraine and watch for developments in India, especially in Kashmir and the North East. Things are developing very fast in Europe. Datta-Ray points out that NATO’s 12 original members have now spiraled to 28 and adds: “Countries that either border Russia or were formerly under Russian control are now members. Montenegro, Georgia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Macedonia and Cyprus are waiting to join (the NATO). Small wonder Russia feels hemmed in”. It is important for India to look beyond what’s happened in Ukraine. Should Narendra Modi get elected as prime minister, he will have to get a good team of advisers to keep him informed on international affairs. India will need to know exactly how it has to react to western moves in Eastern Europe.


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Srinivasan tasting his own medicine THIS refers to your edit-piece 'Down and hopefully out' and also the report 'Srinivasan exploring legal options' (ADC, Mar. 27). Even at the outset, it needs to be pointed out that dealing with the crafty cricket Czar, is more like the 'Taming of the Shrew' by Shakespeare. He has the knack of wriggling out of incriminating situations which most others would find impossible to get out of. He has tasted power in the very rich BCCI and has expectedly grown a coterie around him so much so that when it comes to the crunch, no one dares to open his mouth. Therefore, the honhourable Apex Court will do well to come out with its firm orders instead of making observations which he will brush aside as mere mosquito-bites. This is the only way to save our cricket. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane

THE writing is on the wall. The activities of the BCCI president and the decorum of the Indian Board come out in open as the Supreme Court directs N. Srinivasan to relinquish his post as President to have a fair inquiry into the IPL 6 match fixing involving CSK. The World Cup win in 2011 through the home influence of the BCCI spoiled all our image as we catch hold of



out in IPL 6 with almost all matches played in India being fixed. The SC ruling has exposed how the matches were fixed at home with the help of players. — Jayanthi S. Maniam, Sion

CAUGHT: N. Srinivasan has not yet resigned as BCCI president despite the Supreme Court’s two-day ultimatum asking him to step down from his post, owing to his alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. weaker sides to achieve our objectives. Once the team takes a step away from home the players fail to make a mark and achieve records. Five successive overseas defeats show us where we stand in the world of cricket. But the BCCI president is hosting the show with much fanfare only to achieve his objective. Despite the court rulings, Srinivasan was sticking around his seat for sometime and making a mockery of the gentleman's game of cricket. Now the real picture came

Kejriwal must know his limits

shanty residents. In fact, very rightly pointed out by ADC reporter that KEJRIWAL, on being counter-at- the July 26, 2005 floods due to the tacked by Modi, reacted saying that cloud burst in Mumbai were aggrait is not becoming on the part of a vated due to this sort of criminal in'prospective' PM candidate to make action by the uncaring municipal such comments as ‘AK-49’ while staff. The nexus between corporadaring Modi for a one-to-one de- tors and the underworld mafias is bate. Kejriwal should remind him- not unknown, which is a great deself that as CM of Delhi he went on terrent for the BMC to tide over 'dharna' without any hesitation. He such a critical situation. I sincerely realised that 'governance' was not am of the opinion that the BMC meant for him and was clueless should involve the police departabout issues of vital concern like a ment in this tussle to weed out fish out of water. He found no other these undesirable elements along alternative than to run away and with undertaking all the means hastened to call it quits before ful- preferably in a mechanised manner filing his tall promises. He had to clean up the dumped stuff from promised to expose Sheila Dixit and the nullah asap to avert another casaid that he had a 390-page report tastrophe. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai to prove it. He is also silent on matters relating to the induction of Khemka and Robert Vadra with regard to the DLF land deal. He has now gone to Varanasi to contest A LOT of feature films are being against Modi on whom the entire made these days, on child trafficknation is pinning hopes to become ing, sexual molestation, rape etc. PM and stem the rot set by the Con- While movies with a social message gress government. A leader of are laudable and welcome, a lot of proven ability like Modi will only these movies in their bid chide and shun such listless anar- to portray reality often LETTER OF chists. Kejriwal should know his cross the threshold of de- THE DAY limitations and also the fact that cency. It is painful to see people cannot afford to take him se- a woman being raped or a child getriously and risk the fortunes of a na- ting molested in gory details on the big screen and this is not being fair tion. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai to a woman. Let our filmmakers make reality movies which touch the subject subtly and send the message across minus the graphic APROPOS 'A disaster waiting to details of molestation and other happen - again' (ADC, Mar. 26 ), the crimes. — Altaf H Ladiwala, Bandra two ADC pictures captured the abysmally pathetic condition of the Mithi river (read nullah) in the proximity of the illegal shanties built on the banks of this nullah at Govandi. I HAVE ascertained the raison d'etre It clearly indicates the degree of behind Narendra Modi's resolve to negligence of the municipality with fight from Varanasi in the forthcomrespect to cleaning up of the rub- ing elections in our country. It is to bish dumped at random by the take a dip and plunge in the holy

Rape and molestation

Alarming nullah condition

Modi from Varanasi

INDIAN cricket is in a total dilemma and the fate of T20 World Cup will see heads roll in the composition of the team as well as coaching staff. The writing seems to be on the wall for India coach Duncan Fletcher. It has been learnt that Fletcher has been given one last opportunity to save his job at the upcoming ICC World T20 in Bangladesh and if he falls short of expectations, his unimpressive stint will finally come to an end. Even as the Indian team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni left for Bangladesh, Fletcher was meeting BCCI president N. Srinivasan in Chennai. While there has been agreement among several former cricketers that the Zimbabwean has been given a long enough rope to prove his mettle, it is understood that concerns raised by several BCCI working committee members finally forced Srinivasan to give Fletcher the ultimatum. It is notable that Fletcher did not play test cricket to know finer points of the game but still preferred as India's Coach. Fortunately for Ganges river and have his ablutions absolved, cleansed and to purify himself from his involvement in the Gujarat riots. Not that he is responsible for the riots but it is said that when a certain falsehood is repeated ad nauseum it is believed to be true. The spectre of the Gujarat riots must be exorcised. He has been lambasted with such clockwork regularity that poor Modi must now really be under the presumption that he must willy nilly have had a hand in the riots. Jokes apart, Varanasi is also a holy city and what more would you want than for him to begin his journey in national politics on a pious note.

Fletcher, stern action was not taken ahead of the World T20 in the best interest of Indian cricket. — Maniam Ramani, Kharghar

SRINIVASAN, the BCCI President is having a tough time and is being paid in his own coin. In BCCI, things seem to have been replaced by totalitarianism, cronyism and intimidation. Internal BCCI emails seen by this writer provide a fascinating insight into its working and paint a bleak future not only for Indian cricket but the world game now stalked by N. Srinivasan. The BCCI president, despite being mired in controversy, was named as the next ICC chief on February 8. He will take over as chairman in July. If BCCI sneezes, world cricket catches a cold. The sniffles may have just begun. IPL is losing money and Justice Mukul Mudgal's report has exposed a link between the supposed guardian of the game and illegal gambling, the menace that encourages the scourge of matchfixing. Srinivasan is supposed to be whiter than white; his privileged position demands it. Yet his son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyyapan, has been accused of betting on matches involving the that team he managed, the Chennai Super Kings. Srinivasan was against Haroon Lorgat and now he is cleared by ICC for all the charges levelled against him by BCCI. — C.K.S. Maniam, Nerul

going up day by day in exponential proportion, are certainly going to sabotage the party’s chances in a big way. In the process of course, they themselves are going to be reduced to a non-entity and, ready to be consigned to the annals of political oblivion. Past history of BJP dissidents speaks volumes in this regard. Those who left the party on being

UPA's gain GOOD news for the UPA for its improved prospects in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. No, no, it is not their “work” during the last decade that is going to see them through, but the ever growing dissidence within the BJP, that is going to do the trick. The disgruntled elements in the Saffron Party, whose number is

Jaswant Singh must retire THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rightly denied a Lok Sabha ticket to former Union finance, defence and external affair minister Jaswant Singh from Barmer in Rajasthan. I strongly feel that the decision of the BJP not to give ticket to Jawant Singh is in right direction and timely one as he does not deserve any respect as a senior leader as he was carrying out anti-party activity for his selfish poltical gain and made people of India very angry by praising Pakistani founder Moham-

INDEPENDENT: The senior BJP leader was recently denied a Lok Sabha ticket from Barmer, following which he chose to contest elections from the said constituency as an independent. mad Ali Jinnah in his book resulting in his expulsion from the party in 2009. The urgent need of the hour is that Jaswant Singh must be defeated by the people for being antinational. The best solution will be his permanent retirement from active politics as he has no chance of winning the elections for betraying the faith of the people and his party. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

Busybee days, I used to go through the pages of Afternoon Despatch and Courier even before having coffee in the morning. It is my view that the ADC should give more importance to sports-related matters in the suburbs including Navi Mumbai. However, the 29th Anniversary issue is a treasure to preserve. There is no doubt about it.

Nanda will be missed

— Bhavesh Jani, Nala Sopara

— Arun Malankar, Santacruz

Kudos to ADC!

— Hemant Hemmady, Virar

'NA naa karte pyaar', 'Meri Chhoti se bahan', 'Chali chali re', 'Ek pyaar ka nagma' and lots of songs, remind us of the innocent and glamorous face of Nanda. The last little role she played in 'Premrog' was outstanding – the mother who understands the true love for her daughter. One of the fine actress had a modern and innocent look. Unlike other oldies, veteran actors and actress, we could not find Nanda in public almost for more than two decades. But her death was a sad news for her fans. We will miss the cheerful dimpy face. May her soul rest in peace.

denied tickets and had tried to chart their own independent future are either untraceable or, after repenting, had sought rehabilitation in their parent organisation.

— Calicut Krishnan Ramani, Sion

29 YEARS OLD: The ADC completed 25 years of publication on March 25 this year, having begun way back in 1985. EXTENSIVE coverage of real issues in 'What we like about Mumbai' in your anniversary issue was really worth reading. You have covered both Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in the best way possible. Bar Girls, the Green initiative and the life inside trains were all very attracted. You have the pulse of the people in hand and dealt the issues in the order of merit and importance. Editor Carol Andrade expressed her views in her editorial column. From the

WHILE it is a matter of pride to know that the ADC completed 29 years of publication of its prestigious tabloid on March 25, as an avid reader and contributor to the 'Letters to the Editor' page since 1985, I too complete 29 years of writing letters to the paper. My heartiest wishes to the Editor and the entire crew of ADC for the tireless work all through 29 years and making ADC a popular tabloid which is much informative. All the best for its long existence and making the tabloid one of the best. — K.V. Raman, Malad



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24 crore use Internet today

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Unlike Modi, Vajpayee was a moderate, and socially acceptable: Milind Deora

By Dominic Rebello


inety crore people today have access to telecommunication up from the 7 crore having access a decade ago. Also the number of people having access to internet has gone up from 10 lakh a decade ago to 24 crore now”, said Union Minister of State for Shipping, Communications and IT Milind Deora on the achievements of the UPA 2 at a meeting at Indian Merchants Chambers (IMC). Deora, the Congress candidate for the forthcoming Lok Saba polls from the Mumbai South constituency accepted that the last quarter of the decade old rule of UPA 2 was quite bumpy, but also clarified that since India was now a part of the global economy, it was affected by the sinking

For a country to progress, it requires a stable government and the Prime Minister needs to be socially acceptable. BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his methodology of governance can never be a socially acceptable one. Vajpayeeji was a moderate face and his government was mature and socially acceptable, he said. 24X7 news channels, social media revolution can help bring change in governance and also improve transparency and reduce corrupShailesh Vaidya, president IMC, presenting a memento to Milind Deora, Union Minister of State for Shipping, Communications and IT. Looking on tion, he added. Deora also claimed that is IMC President-elect Prabodh Thakker. there must be a political conUS and European crisis apart We have taken a number of sensus on leaders with crimfrom the rising oil prices and steps in the electronics sector inal cases lodged against inflation. We need to help our and hope to see the results in them to be barred from conmanufacturing sector to grow the next few years. We intend testing polls. There is a differextensively, which will help to make India the manufac- ence between an allegation absorb a large number of turing hub for chips, said the and conviction, he conyouths. young MP. cluded.

Get, Set, Go for Gadkari, Dropping Gote for Mete Unease in BJP-Sena camp as Lok Sangram MLA Damania & Praful Patel Anil Gote accuses Munde of betraying Dhangars They will contest the first phase of polls to be held on April 10 in Vidarbha

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T SAI MAHALAXMI CO-OP HSG.SOC.LTD. Nandivali Road, Dombiwali (E),Tal-Kalyan, Dist-Thane.

DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 10/04/2014 at 2.30 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Mauje: Aayre, Dombivali,Tal-Kalyan, Dist-Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area - 468.40 61 3 pt — (Sq Mtr) Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 27/03/2014

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DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the above Society has applied to this office for declaration of Deemed Conveyance of the following properties. The next hearing is kept on 15/04/2014 at 12.00 p.m. Liladhar Pragji Thakkar, Jayant Pragji Thakkar, Mihanlal Pragji Thakkar, Jayandra Pragji Thakkar, Bhagwandas Pragji Thakkar, Mangilal Gulchand Jain, Madanlal Gulchand Jain, Rajitlal Gulchand Jain, M/s Ram Builders, Padmakar Narayan Bhosale, Asit Kumar Halder, Suhas Prabhakar Nagvekar and those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: P.K.Road, Opp. Raja Industrial Estate, Nahur Village, Mulund (West), Mumbai-400080. Survey No. C.T.S. No. Hissa No. Area Sq. Mtr. 101 702 Part 2 Part 1897.40 Place: Kokan Bhavan, Room No. 201, C.B.D. Belapur Navi Mumbai Date: 27/03/2014

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he first phase of polling in 10 Lok Sabha constituencies of Vidarbha region on April 10 will witness a battle of a handful of political heavyweights. In all, 201 candidates have remained in the fray after the last date of withdrawal of nomination papers yesterday. These include: Nitin Gadkari (BJP) and Anjali Damania in Nagpur, BBM leader Prakash Ambedkar in Akola, NCP union minister Praful Patel (BhandaraGondiya), Congress union minister Mukul Wasnik (Ramtek) and others. A total of 1.63 crore voters that includes 85,39,181 males,

77,90,951 females and 2 others will cast their ballot in 19,059 polling stations across the 10 constituencies. Key contests include: BBM leader Prakash Ambedkar taking on sitting BJP MP Sanjay Dhotre in Akola constituency, sitting Congress MP and union minister Mukul Wasnik pitted against Krupal Tumane (Shiv Sena) and former BJP MP Nitin Gadkari locked in a triangular fight between sitting Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar and AAP's Anjali Damania. Union minister and NCP sitting MP Praful Patel takes on sitting BJP MLA Nana Patole in a multi-cornered contest in BhandaraGondiya constituency.

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TENDER NOTICE Wax sealed tenders are invited by Asst. Commissioner K/E Ward for the following: 1. Providing and fixing Steel Props including wooden joist member at Dr. S. Radhakrishanan Marg Municipal School at Andheri (E) in K/E Ward. Tender forms for the tender and details regarding E.D items, description etc, are available with Head Clerk Expenditure K/E ward on payment of Rs. 500+VAT @5% (Rs. 525/-) per copy on any working day from 11.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m except 2nd and 4th Saturday from 28/03/2014 to 04/04/2014. E.M.D for tender is Rs.10,200/-. M.C.G.M standing deposit holders should also pay the fresh E.M.D for the above tenders. Due date of tender is 05/04/2014 upto 1.00 p.m. Tenders will be opened on 07/04/2014 at 3.00 p.m. Bidders may attend the same, if desired. The same add will be published on MCGM's website on Sd/Assistant Commissioner K/E Ward PRO/1676/ADV/2014 Fever? Act now, see your doctor for correct & complete treatment

and getting closer to NCP’s Vinayak Mete By A Staff Reporter


ok Sangram MLA Anil Gote yesterday accused senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde of betraying the aspirations of the Dhangar (Shepherd) community. Gote claimed that he did not get the promised Lok Sabha ticket from the Dhule constituency. Speaking to the media here, he announced that the community will deliberately use the 'None Of The Above (NOTA)' option in this Lok Sabha election wherever there are BJP-Shiv Sena Mahayuti candidates. In a related development, attempts by Munde to draw rebel NCP MLC Vinayak Mete closer to the Mahayuti fold is causing considerable unease within the BJP-Shiv Sena ranks with some senior leaders from both the parties raising questions over the declining political clout of Mete in Beed district. Gote claimed that the BJP had promised to field three candidates for the Lok Sabha

elections from the Dhangar community. However, the party failed to keep its promise of giving him the Lok Sabha ticket from the Dhule constituency. Speaking to the media, a BJP leader on conditions of anonymity, remarked that the BJP had supported Gote while he was incarcerated over his alleged involvement in the fake stamp scam case. Moreover, the Dhule Lok Sabha seat comprises of three assembly segments of Dhule district and three from Nashik district. The Lok Sangram leader has very little political clout in the Dhule segment of the constituency and virtually none in the Nashik segment of the Lok Sabha seat. But more than the Gote allegations, the attempts by Munde to bring rebel NCP MLC Vinayak Mete closer to the Mahayuti fold has led to resentment in the Mahayuti camp. A section of the state BJP leadership feels that Mete, once a protege of Munde has now virtually no political clout in Beed district.

MNS riding piggyback on Modi? By A Staff Reporter


ithout taking the name of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) or its leaders, the state BJP unit yesterday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India that certain political parties and individuals were trying to lure and misguide the voters by using banners, posters and images of BJP's PM candidate Naren-

dra Modi in their campaign. A complaint to this effect was lodged by state BJP election management committee member Shrikant Bhartiya with the ECI. Bhartiya stated that the party leaders have come across instances of party cadres and individuals related to political parties outside the Mahayuti fold indulging in such acts in the state in the course of the Lok Sabha election campaign.

pg 16-17 We tell you what workshops and events are lined up for this weekend

pg 18 Check out what we love about Raymond Weil’s Toccata collection

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Beach Bum! Forget about visiting Bali and Hawaii, this summer, explore a number of beautiful beaches without leaving the country. To help you plan your summer vacation, Rhea Dhanbhoora & Dev Goswami tell you about the top beach destinations across India

>> Gokarna beach in Karnataka is frequented by devotees but is more than just a spiritual destination


ho doesn’t love the beach? From the sun and sand, to clear blue skies and water sports, beaches are a great holiday destination for the entire family. Whether you want to soak up the sun (don’t forget your sunscreen!) while your children play in the sand or indulge in some seaside activities, there's no reason to plan a holiday abroad, since India is home to several of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Before you plan your vacation this year, take a look at our recommendations for the top beach destinations from across the country.

Visakhapatnam andhra pradesh

When you think of beaches, you will very rarely think of Andhra Pradesh as your go-to destination. However, the Visakhapatnam area is actually a great place to visit. Vishakhapatnam is also known as Vizag and one of the best beaches to visit there is Yarada beach. It's a little out of reach, but if you really want to get there, you can take one of the three road approaches and gain entrance through it from the private property that surrounds it. Because it's a private property, you can rest assured that it's going to be extremely clean and well-

maintained. The second-largest coastline in the country, it is barely 15km away from Visakhapatnam, but the pristine calm will make you feel like it's completely cut off from civilisation. Getting there: This is probably one of the easiest destinations on the list to get to. Vizag is directly connected to Mumbai through both flights and the railway. So, all you need to do is pick your dates and book your tickets.

LiGhthouse Beach kovalam, kerala

Kovalam in Kerala is a must-see destination because it's dotted with several extremely beautiful beaches. They’re clean, with long stretches of sand and gentle waves cascading along the shore. It's a tourist hot spot, but just because it's often buzzing with people doesn't mean you should write it off as a grotesquely populated spot. Make sure you visit the Lighthouse Beach, which is at the southernmost tip of the coastline. It's the most popular, for good reason. Not only are there several hotels and lodges you can stay at that are right on the beach, you can also visit the lighthouse. The view from the top is breathtaking! Getting there: Just like Vizag, you can book direct flight or train tickets to Trivandrum,

>> Don’t forget to visit the lighthouse when you’re at Kovalam beach in Kerala


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>> With clear blue waters and extremely clean sands, Agatti in Lakshadweep is worth the trouble it takes to get there

>> Also visit the Elephant beach at Havelock Island in Andaman & Nicobar

continued from pg 13 « where Kovalam is located. Once you reach Trivandrum, you can book a taxi to take you to the beaches at Kovalam.

Serenity Beach Pondicherry

Anyone who visits Pondicherry (or Puducherry as it's called) doesn't leave without visiting its spectacularly unspoiled beaches. With bluer than blue waters, soft white sands and palm trees that look like they've been plucked out of a film, this is a great beach destination. While Serenity Beach isn't as popular as the other beaches in and around the place, it's extremely peaceful and the perfect place to soak up a little of the culture because of the fishing village that surrounds it. It's also a popular surfing spot, but make sure you take a guide/ surfing instructor with you since the sea can get quite choppy. It's a short stretch and not very touristy, but it's a great place to visit when you're in the area. Getting there: There is no direct air connection to Pondicherry from Mumbai, though there is a train that you can board from Dadar. However, it will take you around 34-35 hours. If you don't want to spend so many hours travelling, you can catch a flight to Chennai (which is the closest airport) and then take a bus or book a taxi.

Om Beach

Gokarna, Karnataka Gokarna is a very popular pilgrimage spot, but it's not only the devout who will find peace here. There are several secluded beaches that make for scenic destinations, perfect for summer travel, that won't burn a hole in your wallet to get to. Located around 8km from the main town, it's absolutely breathtaking. The sand stretches for miles and there are several water sport activities, including surfing, water-skiing and parasailing that you can partake of when you're there. Getting there: Trains and buses are the most direct way to reach Gokarna. But, if you'd like to go there by air, you'll have to take a flight to Dabolim in Goa, which is 140km from Gokarna. You can then take a taxi to reach Gokarna. The adventurous can also make a road-trip of the 735km by taking the Mumbai-Kochi highway.

PalOlem Goa

Of course, we weren't going to miss out on Goa! Off late, you'll hear several complaints about how the state has become oversaturated with travellers; but if you choose right, you can still have a memorable trip. If you don't want to miss out on all the fun and

parties that Goa is known for, but want to avoid the mess that Baga has become, head to Palolem. The beach is scenic and you will also be able to do all the touristy stuff. The best part about Palolem is that if you do get bored of the crowds, you can just walk over to the more isolated Coco Beach that is located nearby. Getting there: Bus, train, air and road... Goa is connected very well to Mumbai. Once in Goa, you can take a taxi to reach Palolem, or you can board a bus going towards Canacona Bus Stand and get off there. From there, you can catch an auto-rickshaw to the beach.


near alibaug, maharashtra Don't have more than a day on hand, but still want to escape the city? Head to Kashid, which is around 150km from Mumbai. Kashid Beach is so unexplored that you won't find too many accommodation or even eating options. So, it is best for a day trip; but if you do want a weekend or twoday trip you can stay and eat at Alibaug, which is around 35km away from Kashid. The beach itself is quite clean and deserted, making it a good option for a secluded destination. Getting there: Kashid is just 150kms from Mumbai, so you can either drive down or take a ferry from Gateway of India to Alibaug and then take a taxi to Kashid.

VaGatOr Goa

Beautiful, secluded, laid-back — these are adjectives that best describe Vagator Beach. Located next to the extremely famous tourist hotspot, Anjuna, Vagator will make >> Palolem beach lagoon in Goa is a great place to head to for an activity fuelled getaway

you see why Goa and beaches go hand-inhand. The beautiful beach is cut off from the regular Goa crowd and when you go there, you shouldn't miss out on watching the sunset. The beach is perfect if all you want to do is relax with a group of friends or your family — but do not visit it during the chaotic New Year's week. Getting there: Follow the same drill you would for Palolem. Reaching Vagator won't be a problem at all as its quite famous and so, connectivity is good.

>> One of the most beautiful beaches in Goa, Vagator is a serene escape

naGOa diu

The quiet Nagoa beach in Diu is guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and happy. The horse-shoe shaped beach has a perfect balance between water-sports and the empty stretches of sand. You can take part in a number of adventure sports and at the same time get a sense of relaxation. Getting there: The easiest way to reach Diu is by taking the only daily flight, operated by JetKonnect. If you want to go by rail, you'll have to get off at Veraval and cover the 90kms beautiful waters. Beach lover or not, this is a to Diu by road. destination you just have to visit. Getting there: Lakshadweep is connected by air to Kochi in Kerala, which is connected to aGatti iSland Mumbai by both rail and air. There are also lakshadweep As far as destinations go, Lakshadweep is ferries that connect Kochi and Lakshadweep. expensive and hard-to-reach (you need a As far as the permit is concerned, the best special permit to visit the archipelago). But, way to go about it is to make enquiries at a it’s too beautiful to let that stop you from hotel in Kochi or ask the hotel you'll be visiting it! The beaches here rank among the staying at in Lakshadweep to get it done best in the whole world, but if we were to for you. choose one, it would have to be the 6km long Agatti Island. You can go for swim, try your radhanaGar Beach hand at snorkeling and scuba-diving, or just andaman and nicobar islands loll around on the pristine white sand while Havelock Island, that houses most of the you take in the beauty of the green-blue popular beaches of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is a big tourist hot spot, but it's also one of the prettiest places you'll ever visit. The beaches are often referred to by number, so remember that if someone asks you whether you want to visit beach number 7, your answer should be a resounding yes! Elephant Beach is also very pretty, so visit that on your way to or from the beach. Radhanagar beach was named the Best Beach in Asia by Time in 2004, so you don't want to skip this one. Getting there: Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a destination that you should plan to visit in advance, paying attention to the minutest details. Sadly, there are no direct flights to the islands. You'll either have to change planes in Chennai or opt for flights with one stopover before they head to Port Blair. Once you’re in Port Blair, you can take a ferry, seaplane or a helicopter — depending on your budget — which will take you to the Havelock Island. The official web portal ( lists the schedule and timings of the ferries and seaplane services.


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Art And the Artists Radhika tells you about Rachna Toshniwal’s first solo show, titled Entering The Now


hen was the last time you walked into an art show and came out a completely different person? Maybe its time to do so this week, by visiting Kamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery to see Rachna Toshniwal's first solo show, Entering The Now. In an attempt to involve and intertwine the art of other artists along with hers, Rachna will work with veteran artist, Surendra Rao and a visiting Belgian artist, Kris Vandenberghe at the gallery, to make art by exchanging techniques and giving each other the joy of sharing creative spaces. As Toshniwal expresses herself through the process of painting, she also explores the complications of

emotional threads that connect the self within as well as that of others. She rightfully explains, “Rarely do emotional threads run parallel in my life, they tend to intersect, overlap, entangle, loop and jump — entwining my being. Now, the tug of merging, separating and connecting pull strongly at my entangled existence — vying for attention, breathing room, space; wanting to be seen!” Through this collection Rachna has found a different language that is helping her take a radical step towards change. She says, “The untying is an unraveling, but not of the disintegrating kind. Instead, it is an unfolding, a deciphering and decoding of the

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>> The Great Food Show will feature master classes by chefs such as Vicky Ratnani (left) and Kunal Kapoor (right) as well as Pooja Dhingra’s (centre) book launch!

involved self. And as the investigation continues, I follow the threads as they move through my being, leading to points of convergence, in a way that parallels never would.” New Delhi born, Mumbai bred Rachna never paints with an image in her head. The art lover enjoys the process and lets her emotions decide the final look. She concludes, “At these points I find myself entering the now, following each movement as it manifests and paints itself on my canvas.” When Up to March 27 Where Tao Art Gallery, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli Contact 24918585/ 8686


« pLAY: gET RiD of mY wifE Paritosh Painter's comic play, Get Rid of My Wife is back! Starring Balvinder Singh Suri, Jayesh Thakkar, Nasir Khan, Delnaaz Irani, Barkha Bisht and Paritosh Painter, this play guarantee laughs. When three men — one deaf, one dumb and one blind, cannot repay a loan taken from the goon, Mario, he offers them a job that involves kidnapping a rich industrialist's wife. The events that follow are a roller-coaster ride that are sure to leave you in splits. When March 30, 6.45pm Where Tata Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point Book tickets

ead to The Great Food Show, which is being hosted by Nutrela, in association with BBC Good Food magazine. The two-day culinary bonanza will include several live masterclasses by top chefs such as Alex Gares, Kunal Kapur and Vicky Ratnani, pop-up restaurants, artisanal producers, a farmer's market, organic cafés, activity zones, book launches and book signings by the best chefs in the country as well as live music performances. Pooja Dhingra, founder of Mumbai's well-loved Le15 Patisserie will also launch her book, titled The Big Book of Treats, at the event. When March 29 and 30, from 10.30am to 9pm Where Nehru Centre and Jade Garden, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli Book tickets and at Godrej Nature's Basket outlets across the city




heir words can tickle your funny bone and now, comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) is back with its annual performance, The Royal Turds, that debuted last year. In its first year, it was called a 'silly, pointless and absolutely unnecessary show,’ so one can only expect the best of the worst this year too. The 2014 edition of the show promises to showcase Bollywood like you’ve never seen it before. The Royal Turds is the most iconic live show, complied by AIB, a group that is known for their podcasts, live, themed comedy shows and an online sketch show on YouTube. When March 29, 7.30pm Where St. Andrews Auditorium, St. Dominic Road, Bandra (W) Tickets `700-`999. Book tickets




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Food sunday feasT aT neel

Neel, the Nawabi restaurant located in the heritage precinct of the Mahalaxmi Race Course, introduces the Dawat-eKhaas menu, a Sunday feast that’s fit for a king. Gorge on unlimited kebabs, tawa preparations, popular chaat and signature Neel favourites from their special menu. “While the menu for the brunch is brimming with familiar hearty fare, every dish has been given a unique Neel touch by combining traditional flavours and cooking techniques with contemporary presentation,” says Mukhtar Qureshi, master chef at Neel. It costs `1,299 plus taxes without alcohol and `1,799 plus taxes with unlimited select alcohol. When Ongoing, every Sunday Where Neel at Tote on the Turf, Opposite Gate No. 5 & 6, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mahalakshmi Contact 61577777



a TriP To kinnaur & sPiTi Valley

sooThe your skin PosT-holi

Holi is a lot of fun, but can leave your skin dry and damaged. So, head to Myrah spa to soothe your skin. The all-day luxury spa in Juhu has introduced post-Holi detox treatments to help rejuvenate, cleanse and hydrate your skin cells. The Caviar extract, Body peeling and Salt polish as well as the Bamboo Face Peeling promise you smooth and radiant skin. “Holi leaves you with dry hair, irritated skin and ears and nails stained by Holi colours. Myrah offers the perfect treatment — body peeling with cactus fruit and pineapple extracts — which will leave your skin smooth and luminous. Also a hot oil massage works wonders. Not only to does it help you unwind and de-stress, it also leaves your skin feeling silky and hair shining,” says Nisha Jhaveri, founder of Myrah Spa. When Ongoing Where 11 Palm Spring Society, Behind Shoppers Stop, Juhu Contact 9820040002

If you're looking for places to go to this summer, check out Privilege Hospitality's packaged tour to Kinnaur & Spiti valley. The 10nights/ 11 days expedition will take you through some iconic and unexplored locations such as Hatu Peak, Baspa Valley, Chitkul village, Chinni village, Kinner Kailash peak and Rupa Valley. Shanker S Aiyar, the managing director of Privilege Hospitality Events Pvt. Ltd. says, “Visiting Kinnaur and Spiti valley gives you the chance to explore an off-beat destination in India that is frequented by very few people.” When May 12 and June 9 Contact


Coffee hour aT Zen Café

If you relish your evening cup of coffee and love the peace and quiet that goes with it, head to Zen Café and take advantage of their amazing coffee hour. Depending on what you feel like eating, the coffee hour at Zen Café presents two exciting offers; The Zen platter along with two beverages of your choice priced at `525 per person and one dessert with two beverages of your choice for `275. The Zen Platter has a selection of bite size savouries chosen from the bestsellers on the menu, including three dips: salsa, bean and hummus, layered with feta and pesto along with tapas-sized lavash, quesadillas, paninis, nachos and mini pita pockets stuffed with falafel. Hema Parikh, co-founder of Zen Café says, “Coffee hour is targeted at working professionals who often desire to ‘shift gears’ between office and home and do not always want to drink alcohol in the clamour of loud spaces that serve it.” When Ongoing Where Zen Café, Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel Contact 24984825

a sPeCial PaCkage for Women aT WaTersTones

an arTisT makes his ComeBaCk

After a hiatus of 20 years, artist Kumar Vaidya is making a comeback to the art scene with his exhibition of abstract paintings. Speaking about the exhibition, founder of Art Gate Gallery, Kalyan Chheda says, “After 20 years, Kumar Vaidya is all set to return with a much anticipated show, Sukshm, that will display his extraordinary pieces of art to all art lovers. Artist Kumar Vaidya’s work stands apart from the rest and takes your mind on an experimental and innovative journey, displayed through his 50 paintings.” When Up to March 29 Where Art Gate Gallery, Above Satyam Collection, Next to Eros Cinema, Churchgate

a Talk shoW on The kashimri shaWl sTyle

If you're a fan of the history of textiles and various weaving styles, you shouldn't miss out on the illustrated talk show by Frank Ames, who has published two major books regarding the Kashmiri shawl and its history. You can look forward to a discussion on the development of the earliest shawl patterns during the Mughal period and the arrival of the ubiquitous boteh (Paisley) style. Radhi Parekh of Artisans’ says, “In a rare appearance, Frank Ames, an authority on Kashmir shawls, will guide the shawl enthusiast’s interests from the early Mughal period to the reign of Maharana Ranjit Singh. He will host a show-and-tell at Artisans’ — bring your prized shawl and share its history!” When March 31, from 7pm onwards Where Artisans' Dr. VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda Contact 22673040/ 9820145397

CaTCh rashmi PiTre’s arTWork

PhukeT sTreeT food fesTiVal aT koh

Koh at Intercontinental has introduced a Phuket street food festival. They promise to recreate a Thai experience with an assortment of Thai delicacies. Key elements of Thai street food find pride of place in this menu including omelettes, curries, soups and salads. “With Thailand’s much loved beach destination Phuket, rapidly gaining a reputation as a great place to find delectable street food with a twist, KOH recreates a menu straight out of Phuket, with an assorted selection of authentic Thai street food delicacies," says Manas Krishnamoorthy, general manager, InterContinental. When Up to March 30 Where Koh, InterContinental, Marine Drive Contact 39879999

Rashmi Pitre, an Indian actress and artist, will showcase her paintings at the India Art Fiesta exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography. She has been interested in art since her childhood and will be a part of the exhibition that features several other prominent artists. When Up to March 30 Where Coomaraswamy Hall, Kala Ghoda, Fort Contact 22844484

nishiTa Thakurdas’ exhiBiTion on dining seTs

Body PoWer exPo

BodyPower Expo, the Europe based consumer fitness exhibition is coming to Mumbai this weekend. On offer are a number of competitions, seminars and workshops. You can also look forward to athletes who will be attending the exhibition. BodyPower CEO, Nick Orton says, “India has such an untapped fitness market. There are over six million active gym users currently and that figure is set to rise considerably over the next few years. We’ve acknowledged the demand and opportunity for a show like ours in India; it’s an exciting time for BodyPower and the fitness industry.” Shalini Bhargave of JG’s Fitness Centre will be at the show and she tells us, “Body power expo is fitness event that is really looked forward to in the UK. I am thrilled that it is finally happening in India. This event will appeal to the contemporary audiences who are slowly awakening to the idea of fitness as a lifestyle. JG’s Fitness will be performing six different high intensity but equally fun workout styles headed by me.” When March 29-30 Where Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (E) Contact

Waterstones Hotel has introduced a unique package meant for just women. Called Luxuriously Hers, the package aims to pamper and satisfy your every need. The package includes a ride in 21st century chariots, which will take you to a contemporary tavern where you'll get the best of fashion and glamour. Other amenities that this package includes are the use of their pool, a private screening at their movie lounge, access to the games room, spa massages and the chance to enjoy their cocktails and food. A spokesperson for Waterstones Hotel says, “There's an old Norwegian saying — ‘In every woman there is a queen’ and with this package, we wish to celebrate the queen in her with the royal treatment she deserves. Designed with precision, the package includes everything to spoil and pamper the lovely ladies.” When Ongoing Where Waterstones Hotel, Sahar Road, Andheri (E) Contact


Art Musings is presenting Terrafly, a solo exhibition of prominent sculptor, K.S. Radhakrishnan. It features sculptures where he represents his desire to engage with his sculptural protagonist, Musui’s conscience and the fluidity of Musui’s self. Five life-size sculptures depict Maiya as a physical manifestation of Musui’s conscience, placed on Musui’s head in various postures When Up to April 15 Where Art Musings, Admiralty Building,Colaba Cross Lane, Colaba Causeway, Cuffe Parade Contact 22163339

Bangalore-based bone china dinnerware designer, Nishita Thakurdas, is exhibiting a range of dining sets at the Gallery Art & Soul. Each set has been thoughtfully designed to include all the necessary accompaniments to dinner with side plates, small bowls, serving bowls, platters and napkin rings. Each piece has been handcrafted in pure 24k gold. Speaking about her exhibition, Nishita says, “What differentiates Nishita Designs from the rest is that each collection is an heirloom that can be handed down for generations. I am very excited about my first show and believe Mumbai is the right city for my debut.” When March 28 onwards Where Gallery Art & Soul, Shivsagar Estate, Worli Contact 24965798


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one knot at Ia time >> The subtle decor lends the spa classy touch

nch by Inch is situated in a quiet lane off Yari Road. Walk into it's gates, festooned with banners and you find yourself at their openair café. Walk past it into the foyer to be greeted by their spa section. While the rest of the facility is bustling with activity, make your way through the heavy glass door that cordons off the spa and you can’t help but feel an instant sense of calm. The small sitting area is dotted with colourful cushions and wooden trinkets. As you browse through the menu, you notice Thai Privilege Spa emblazoned on the wall. They have a tie-up with the Thailand based spa chain and are the first to bring the range of therapies and techniques to India. The therapies range from the aromatherapy massage (`3,000), to a stress-releasing head massage (`1,500). They also have a jet-lag massage, sports healing massage and one for children (`2,000). The actual facility is a maze of sorts, but one you'd actually like to

We paid Inch by Inch a visit to check out their new spa and came back suitably impressed. Shirley Mistry tells you more

spend some time in. There are plenty of rooms, ranging from single occupancy to double (for couples treatments). Some rooms contain just a bed, while others have steam and shower cubicles as well as a jacuzzi. They also have a foot washing area and a row of single-seater chairs for foot treatments. The décor features dark wood, dull metallic mosaics and dim lighting. After a welcome drink made with tamarind, jaggery and lemon, I was ushered in for my foot reflexology treatment (`750) for 30 minutes. It started with a tamarind foot scrub followed by an intensive foot massage and reflexology session. The masseuse hit all the pressure points correctly and was extremely receptive to how my body was responding. The good thing about the spa is that they have several treatments in sessions ranging from 30-90 minutes and packages that last up to five and a half hours. So, you can pick something that

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suits your budget and time frame. While the tension sought it's way out of my feet, gentle music played in the background and the heavy door ensures that all noises stay out. I also tried the Shoulder and Back Massage (`1,200 for 30 minutes) and again, the skilled masseuse ensured that stressed, tense and wound up muscles were restored to their natural state. I have a back problem and was happy to find out, that the initial client information form I had filled out had been taken into consideration during my massage. Unfortunately, as I drifted off to my happy place, the appointed hour was up. Although some of their therapies are pricey (especially the packages), it’s worth your time and money to head here when you need some serious R&R. where J P Road, Off Yari Road, Versova, Andheri (W) contact 26365555/ 26341973

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Smaaash is no longer a place just for sports lovers. With the launch of their animatronics-based Hoopla Zoo, they have become a place for kids to have an adventure. Dev Goswami tells you more >> The penguins, though not as exciting as the other animals, are super-cute

>> You won’t initially notice the crocodile, but will give you a start when you do


maaash built its reputation as a sports lover's destination, but it's about much more than that. With the launch of their dinning restaurant-bar (Bazinga; review on next page) and the Hoopla Zoo, they are aiming to become a family destination. The zoo brings us the technology of animatronics — something we previously saw only on the big screen. Standing outside the cute entrance to the zoo (a stone bridge over a tiny water body), I was slightly sceptical. I thought of the next few minutes as a literal walk in the park, with animated animals and birds at random junctures. However, the first step is enough to dispel the notion. You're greeted by a large, growling bear, moving his head in a menacing (or so I thought!) manner. To be honest, my heart was in my mouth for a second... or two! Before you get your bearings back to try and

answer the question, ‘where am I?!’, you will come across a cleverly hidden snake. By now, I was having serious doubts about my initial impression of Hoopla Zoo being nothing more than a themed play-area. This wasn't helped by my encounter with a rhinoceros, who, with its constant nodding, made me hesitant to pass by him. It was probably because of this hesitance that I was informed that all the animals are made using kid-friendly materials and when you touch the figures, you'll find that they're as soft as foam. During my continued exploration of Hoopla Zoo, I also came across a crocodile, a camel, a great bald eagle, a parrot and two really cute penguins. However, the best attraction was undoubtedly the dinosaur. Located right at the end of the zoo, it is quite scary and constantly sprays out cold water, which when combined

>> The lion is one of the best models at the Hoopla Zoo with its sudden movements and its roars will literally give you the heebie-jeebies. Since the exit was a small tunnel (in their defense, it’s made for children) I had to turn back and take another tour. The zone has slides, swings, nets, bridges and tunnels, all of which add to the fun quotient. Each animal also has placards next to it, which list out general information regarding the animal/ species. Hoopla Zoo was a surprise for me. The technology is amazing and the execution is perfect. Children are going to love this attraction, so you should definitely take them there. The zoo is priced at `350 on weekdays and `450 on Saturdays and Sundays. where Smaaash, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel contact

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Swiss watch brand Raymond Weil has introduced a brand new collection as their pre-Basel Fair (the world’s biggest watch fair, taking place right now). The collection is called Toccata and is meant to celebrate music composers. It features timepieces with a quality finish and a sober overall design. The collection has watches for both men and women and you can look forward to simple, but elegant watches that feature timeless style. All the watches use a quartz movement and you’ll get to choose from grey or yellow-gold coated, steel cases. One of the main features of the collection is that each piece displays a simple icon of a musical score on the dial. You’ll have the option of choosing between a leather stap or a stainless steel bracelet. where Price `49,990 onwards


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>> n Bar & Grill has a mix of round table booths and chair seating. Instead of sticking to Indian fare, try their Spring Rolls, Pollo Ala Zafferano and Potato & Leek Skewers

Have a


Dev Goswami visits Smaaash’s new restaurant-bar Bazinga and tells you whether it is worth a visit


maaash is known as a place where you can go to enjoy a range of attractions and games (they have some really, really great ones — the F1 car simulator being a favourite), while you sip on pints of beer. This was the impression even though they have a well-stocked bar. It’s that impression they're aiming to change and is the reason they've introduced Bazinga — a restaurant-bar that is slightly secluded from the usually boisterous atmosphere of Smaaash. The first thing that strikes you is that the thick glass walls drown out almost all the sounds coming from the gaming arena but just lets the music in, so that your meal isn't spent in deafening silence. The restaurant has been done up neatly with bright lights, yet has a sports charm to it with large screens to showcase matches and posters of famous sports-persons who’d visited Smaaash.

Where Near R.K. Studios, Sion-Trombay Road, Chembur Alcohol served Yes (Pint of beer from `155 onwards) Price `1,500 (with alcohol) Contact 25213030

Where Smaaash, Kamla Mills Compound, Lower Parel Alcohol served Yes (Beer pint: `150 onwards) Meal for two `1,000 Contact

EuropEan-isEd indian Located in an area otherwise devoid of fine-dining restaurants, n Bar & Grill in Chembur already has the upper hand. Rhea Dhanbhoora visits to see how they match up to restaurants around the city


eading to Chembur seems like a dire prospect after a long day and there's usually no light at the end of the tunnel, especially because there isn't much to head to Chembur for. So, when we traipsed there to check out n Bar & Grill, we weren't really expecting a spectacular meal. The décor is nice, but a little over-the-top in certain aspects. The faux-leather sofas and candle-lit tables in an already well-lit restaurant are not necessary. While the round, booth style tables and overhead lights are a welcome change from straight-backed chairs (they give you the much needed elbow room that most restaurants lack), the brown and gold opulence gets a little heavy on the eyes after a while. The USP of n Bar & Grill, although they may not advertise it, is that they serve Indian food, plated European style. This is done to help people eat their favourite foods without having to share and also to increase its aesthetic appeal, which I could vouch for by browsing through the tablet menu alone. They start with an Indian-ised amuse-bouche, a bite-sized hors d’œuvre, served complimentary after you've placed your order. The spiced chass and phyllo pastry filled with channa was tasty, but I’ve had similar at other fine-dine Indian restaurants, so it didn't blow me away. They recommend trying the Salt & Vinegar wafers with your drinks and although some people may find them a little too salty, I couldn't get enough of the thin, crispy wafers. The Galouti Kebab (`475) is melt-in-the-mouth and an added bonus are the soft naan triangles that they were served on. Don't attempt to use cutlery, the bite-sized treats crumble to bits if you touch them with a fork. The Sauth aur Imli ka Jhinga (`795) was just alright and the Akhroth Murgh Seekh Kebab (`355) was a little too dry for my taste. The Dahi Kebab (`295) upped the ante again — soft, with just the right

hint of garlic. The Kache Gosht Ka Biryani (`495) was flavourful, but run-off-the-mill, so I focused on polishing off the Aloo Lollipops (`295), which are a must-try. Although their menu consists of several interesting looking continental dishes and French cheeses, all their recommended dishes are Indian, which makes me wonder whether it's because they make these better, or because they don't have faith in Indian customers being able to appreciate varied cuisine — both of which I hope aren't the case. The one dish that stole the spotlight though was the unassuming Dal Makhani (`355). While we didn't give it a second glance when it was first brought to the table, the dal, cooked for 12 hours, is utterly, butterly delicious. Have it with the flaky kulchas. Drink wise, there are several options. The tequila based Red Pigeon (`495) was delicious — a large drink filled with pomegranate bits and flavoured with cherry and guava. The Samurai (`495) was good as well, with tart raspberries and a salt rim. They also make melon and cherry liqueur in-house. The Gulab Jamun took me back to my childhood with its spin on the Parsi doodh-puff with its foamy milk froth topping. The Caramelised Parle-G ice cream(`175), made in-house, is delicious if you love your glucose biscuits very, very cold! Although the Decadent Callebaut Chocolate Mousse (`255) was made with good chocolate (you can taste the difference), I wouldn't order it again. At the end of your meal, you're going to be surprised by an Indian version of cake pops. Confused? So were we! Think of sweet paan, cake crumbs and delicious dark chocolate. It sounds strange, but was quite yummy. I’d visit again, but only if I were in the area. However, for an otherwise extremely barren Chembur, n Bar & Grill is a much-needed fine-dining restaurant.

>> The Mexican Chicken Burger was dry, while the Long Beach Iced Tea (inset) was tangy, refreshing and delicious Try the Long Island Iced Tea (`490) and its modified version, Long Beach Iced Tea (`490). Both drinks were delicious — but we prefered the Long Beach Iced Tea, with its tangy hint of cranberry. We also tried the Whisky Sour, Singapore Sling and Margarita (`450 each), of which the stiff Whisky Sour was the best. We started with Manchow Soup (`150), which, though nothing exceptional, is perfect when you're ravenous. The Smaaash Nachos (`375) are flavourful, but would have tasted better with more of the creamy cheese sauce. We then tried the Chicken Sausage Oriental Style (`350) — sausage pieces cooked in onion gravy, with spices. The dish had a strong hit of pepper which took the flavour away from the sausages. The Spicy Chicken Tikka Pizza was made quite well but the flavours didn't justify a price tag of `425. Our last dish of the night was the Mexican Chicken Burger (`300), which could have been much better if they had they added a bit more of what was already there — sauces. The lack of adequate sauces made the burger a bit dry and chewy, but that being said, it tasted quite good. Bazinga does not stand out on its own. It is an experience that has to be combined with Smaaash for you to really have a good time. That doesn't mean that they can't be better — most of the issues that I had with their food was just a lack or an excess of something. Their drinks however are pretty amazing and should not be missed out on. You should certainly pop into Bazinga if you're at Smaaash, but the restaurant doesn't justify going to Smaaash just to try it... yet.

WhAt’s Cooking? The Little Door has introduced an all-day menu and is now open all day. We tell you more If you’ve been regretting the fact that The Little Door was only open during the evening, it’s time to rejoice. The quaint bar & restaurant is now open for lunch and they’ve added all-day breakfast options to their menu which includes eggs prepared in a number of ways. The menu also has signature soups by Chef Nikhil Kedar. But, that’s not it! Along with the food, you can look forward to some retail therapy as during the day, The Little Door will morph into a designer retail space. Look forward to an exciting blend of fashion, décor and gourmet food along with their excellent Mediterranean fare. Where The Little Door, Off Link Road, Andheri (W) Contact



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>> When you visit Muscat, you will find that the houses are all low in structure and there are very few skyscrapers in sight (left). When here, visit Marina Bandar (right) to unwind and relax

Sun, Sand & BliSS! Kavita Wadhwani visits Muscat and comes away rich with memories of a varied culture, scenic beauty and flavourful food >> This view of the water front from atop a hill is just one of the many stunning sights you can experience

>> The entrance to the Royal Palace is majestic

Bring Back a souvenir

While picking up souvenirs for family and friends, don't forget to buy boxes of dates, date chocolates or date sweets. Camel shaped magnets and show pieces dominate most gift shops. You can even buy bakery products from the famous Muscat bakery shops, which offer

some melt-in-the-mouth cakes, biscuits, Omani halwa, bread and confectionery. Mutrah Souk is a great place to shop for clothes, spices, ittar (perfume), silver jewellery, show pieces and handicrafts. The main shopping area is situated in Al Qurum’s commercial area, however, shopping malls are spread out through the city, housing world class brands.

hen some trips come to an end, you're left with such great memories that it tears you up to have to leave a place that is so rich in natural beauty, culture and welcoming hospitality. Muscat, the capital of Oman, is one such place. The beautiful port city, dominated by trade, is as cosmopolitan as it can be; inhabited by people from across the world — primarily Indians, Persians, Baloochs, Philipinos, East Africans, Zanzibars and a few Europeans. While visiting Muscat, remember that they use two kinds of currency in the city — the Omani Rial and Baiza. The first sight of Muscat is in the form of the warm waters of the Arabian Sea and the surrounding peaks of the AlHajar mountains. As we drove down from the airport, the city welcomed us with its clean roads, green parks, flower gardens and several low-lying houses, with an old-world charm that was enhanced by their white and pastel hues. We soon realised that Muscat has practically no skyscrapers. The city is dotted with mosques, the most popular being the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, which is an architectural jewel. Other popular mosques here include the Ruwi mosque and Zawawi mosque. Sultan Qaboos, the autocratic ruler here, has made way for development where trade is concerned. Ancient forts, protected by canons, are still operated by the military and the palace is the seat of Oman's government. The Indian population in Muscat owns many of the popular shops and we also came across two Hindu temples — a Shiva and Krishna temple, frequented by with a host of Hindu devotees. Muscat is home to some stunning museums as well. Oman’s National museum is a jewel in its crown, where you can soak in its well-preserved, rich, cultural heritage. The popular Qurum Beach is strikingly peaceful and you can even fish there. And, if you want to try activities such as, swimming, snorkeling, water sports, have a barbecue or just laze around, visit Qantab Beach. Dolphin fans should head to Marina Bandar, where you can watch spinner dolphins playing

in the water. You can also hop onto one of the speedboats, which take eight to ten people to the middle of the sea to feed them. You’ll find plenty of foreigners, expats and locals trying their hand at scuba diving and with a host of experienced divers around, it is highly unlikely that you will go home without learning the basics. A drive around the Mutrah Corniche and Harbour was a must-do on our list as it holds vital port trading routes. Thankfully, the old city hasn't been replaced by fancy buildings or newer constructions. Standing guard over Muscat’s harbour are the massive Mirani and Jalali forts (overlooking the Royal Palace), built when Oman was a major military base in the 16th century. Ruwi is a commercial hub that includes a massive marketplace, with several jewellery shops, cloth merchants, craft shops, grocery stores, export goods and local designer malls. The Ruwi market almost seemed like a miniature India in the Gulf! The Muscat Clock Tower is the oldest monument in modern Oman and it showcases the Sultanate’s commitment to modernisation. The headquarters of Omantel — Oman's Public Telecommunication wing, can be seen from this landmark. Al Khuwair marks the entrance to the Ministries Street, which houses all the important ministries of Oman. If you are the adventurous sort, try dune bashing in the desert (Wahiba sands) — about two hours away from the city by road. You can also check out the Turtle Resort which is a hit with most kids. It’s a turtle nesting ground where you can watch turtles hatch or lay eggs. People here love traditions, which is why the Muscat Festival is held here for four weeks every year, showcasing the country’s heritage, culture and arts at several outdoor venues around the city. The festival is a mix of poetry recitals, folk music, dance and acrobatic acts along with fireworks displays. Football is a favorite here too. Young boys are often seen playing around their houses and cheer for the national team at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex during the games. The people of Oman love their food and you’ll find several restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. Coffee is also popular, so the city hosts plenty of coffee shops for coffee addicts. Typical Omani food is heavily flavoured with herbs, spices, garlic and lime and has Arabic, Indian and African influences. Also popular is the Omani halwa (made with dates and sprinkled with dry fruits). With beautiful landscapes and lovely people, the only drawback is that there is no rail/ metro so you have to travel by road or by air. However, this is hardly a reason for you to shy away from exploring this exciting destination!

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 Youngistan on CID where story revolves around two chawls of Worli. A young educated man- Abhimanyu (Jackky Bhagnaani’s character’s name in the film Youngistaan) who is working with his friends and running a community program for the Chawl residents notices this sudden exodus that are experiencing some strange happenings. Abhimanyu’s project involves the said issues - the Chawl redevelopment and people selling their flats/rooms and going too far off places. During the disappearance of the Chawl residents , the CID team comes across a strange murder. An elderly lady is found murdered in a jungle and when cops try to find out who she is and from where so much money came, a worried Abhimanyu visits the CID team. CID team is in a tough mission as they have to solve the mystery and have to save innocent residents as well. Sony T V, 10 p.m .

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


 Gopikrishnan (Mammootty) and Anwar Hussain (Arjun) are tough police officers. They analyse farmers struggle and related social violence to put forward an amicable solution to have lasting harmony. They are highly disturbed by the terrorists' infiltrations. Nandini (Sneha), an aviator, is Gopikrishnan's wife and they are sad that they don't have a child. The rest of the story deals with how they counter act against the terrorists and save the land. Max, 9 p.m.


 Adarsh (Sanjay Dutt) and Aniket (Govinda) are two brothers. Aniket is the elder, while Adarsh is the younger one. Both go to the same college, where Aniket finds that beautiful Guddi (Mamta Kulkarni) has a crush on him. He eventually also falls in love with her. Meanwhile, Adarsh is up to college pranks and practical jokes. One of these pranks and jokes land him into trouble in a girls only hostel. When the time comes to leave college and seek a career, both brothers chose a different path. What

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 The father of Wong Fei-hong, who has been attempting to teach his son kung-fu, but has found him too disobedient to teach and decides to send him off to his uncle, a cruel and torturous master of the 8-Drunken Genii kung-fu. After much suffering the son comes back to rescue the father from an assassin who has also previously humiliated Naughty Panther. Pix, 6.35 p.m.


 Delhi-based math teacher Santosh Duggal drives a scooter and lives in a small apartment along with his wife, Kusum; a collegian daughter, Payal; and a school-going son, Sandeep. He also moonlights with a tutoring center called Chatwal Coaching Class in order to make ends meet. Hoping to pacify his family with his income-tax refund, he will instead be compelled to give up its entire amount after his Meerut-based sister Urmi invites them over to a wedding. He borrows a car from a neighbor, Farooqui, and, after a rather dramatic trip, is forced to compensate him as the car gets damaged. Unable to bear taunts that he cannot afford a car, he decides to buy one. It is this decision that will force Payal to seek employment in a call center. Fil my, 9 p.m .


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 Christians and Muslims lived peacefully together for years in this small Lebanese village, but animosities begin to build among the men as a result of slights and misunderstandings. The women of the village conspire to avert sectarian strife though a series of harebrained plans, none of which succeeds in slowing down the escalating spiral of violence. When tragedy strikes, the women find themselves driven to make a deeply personal sacrifice for the sake of peace. Zee Studio, 8.10 p.m.


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 In tonight's episode we will see that Zain reaches the railway station that Aaliya is at. After searching a lot, he couldn't find her. Disappointed, he turns to leave but spots Aaliya on another platform. Zain takes her home back. Suraiya calls while they are on the way and asks him to come home immediately. When Zain and Aaliya reach home, Usman asks where they were. Zain says they had gone out to have ice cream. To the duo's shock, Suraiya catches them red-handed saying they are lying, confirming that she found Aaliya's letter in her. Colors, 9 p.m .

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"It would be quite a tough call for the RBI in the given scenario...I expect the RBI to maintain status quo.

HSBC country head Naina Lal Kidwai on the upcoming annual monetary policy on April 1

SEBI Plans Investor Campaigns Via Social Media By A Busimess Reporter

Grievance Redressal Mechanism', through mass media. As per o create more awareness about sources, SEBI has proposed to the capital market and to pro- carry forward the campaign tect investors' interests, SEBI plans through media in next financial to initiate campaigns through mo- year 2014-15 under which it would bile as well as Internet platforms inform investors about grievance and by collaborating with industry redressal mechanism, Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) as well as promote securities through mutual funds and primary secondary markets. It is also planning to explore campaigns through other modes such as mobile Internet, they added. According to SEBI, investor educabodies. The board has proposed tion campaigns would help in departicipation of industry bodies, veloping wide and deep markets stock exchanges and depositories besides increasing investors' base. in the market regulator's pro- It also plans to include covering grammes on investor education suitable mix of media vehicles to and awareness. reach maximum investors In December last year, SEBI across the country in 13 major began a campaign on 'Investor languages


Markets Flare

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Friday (March 28, 2014) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty rose moderately on Thursday (March 27, 2014) a net 40.35 points (0.61%) and closed at the 6641 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 6613 points level. It then declined and registered the day’s low at the 6599 points level at 9.16 a.m. The index then rose sharply into the green and turned into a range bound movement until 2.35 p.m. It then rose further and registered the day’s high at the 6673 points level at 2.58 p.m. The index then declined and turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty moved in a range of 74 points and closed above the psychologically important 6600 points level for the second consecutive session. Sentiment was bullish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 35 were gainers, while 15 were losers. Substantial buying was seen in PSU, consumer durables, oil & gas and realty stocks, while some selling was witnessed in healthcare, IT and metal stocks. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 23.65%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors. Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was positive. Amongst all the traded stocks, 909 were gainers, 603 were losers and 61 remained unchanged. Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator is in the over-bought zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator has dropped below the slow D line (negative and a sell signal). However, such signals are considered invalid in the over-bought zone.

RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 60 level and is now rising (positive if it continues). MACD Indicator: The MACD is above zero and is rising (positive if it continues). It is above its 9-day Average (positive).

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

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 6338 points level. The next support is at the 6136 points level. Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance at the 6621 points level was crossed above yesterday. The next resistance is at the 6693 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 = 6638 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6603. Support (2) = 6564. Resistance (1) = 6677. Resistance (2) = 6713. OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index after having formed a doji pattern (indicating indecisiveness amongst investors) has formed a small white body candle on substantially higher volumes. This is positive and indicates that the bias has shifted towards the buy side of the market. Further, the index is above its 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the four averages are rising and also positively trended. Moreover, the index has crossed above a major resistance level at the 6621 points level. The velocity parameters too indicate strength. All these indicate a positive bias and the possibility of a further up move unfolding. Investors are advised to hold long positions.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line and both lines are diverging (positive if it continues). The ADX is rising while the Market Index is rising, which indicates that the present up trend is increasing in strength. MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Is above its 5-day average (at 6582) Positive. Is above its 15-day average (at 6534) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6416) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 6030) Positive. All the four averages are positively trended. Positive.

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

MARKET VIEW “Nifty gained significantly in the March series. An initial up move in the index was followed by a period of consolidation. The series ended on a positive note with the index testing 6650 levels. Rollover in the index is not very aggressive. This could result in profit booking / consolidation for the April series. Options concentration for April is seen at 6700 call and 6400 put strikes. We remain positive on the markets and advice accumulation on any meaningful corrections. IT stocks can be accumulated gradually for a turnaround from current levels. We remain positive on select Energy and BFSI stocks amongst others.” — Sahaj Agrawal, Deputy Vice President- Derivatives Research, Kotak Securities "In continuation to prevailing uptrend, markets were seen extending their northward journey on Thursday as well. The benchmark index, Nifty, gained more than half a percent amid choppiness on last day of the March F&O expiry. Overall sentiments remained up-beat on rating agency Moody’s report, which said that the sharp fall in India's current account deficit (CAD), will limit its vulnerability to global financial market volatility, though high inflation remains a major risk. With every passing day, Nifty has been forming a new life-time high and it has finally touched the resistance barrier of 6650 today. Hence, it’s advisable for traders to lock in gains and uphold stock specific trading approach for the next session." — Jayant Manglik, President-retail distribution, Religare Securities March expiry has proved to be one of the best in recent times with indices hitting new life time highs in March series. The mid-cap segment too participated to an extent with many stocks hitting 52-week highs during this series. March Nifty rollover’s stood at ~52% below the average percentage rollover in the previous two expiries. However, contract wise, rolls were close to ~1.8cr that is on the higher side compared to the previous two expiries. — Amar Ambani, Head of Research, IIFL

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS HDFC Securities calls a ‘Buy’ on Sobha Developers CMP: Rs. 344

Target: Rs. 424

Religare calls a ‘Buy’ on Oberoi Realty CMP: Rs. 223

Target: Rs. 285

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RBI Rate Hike Could Push Cos Over Default Cliff




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15 % of top 500 companies could face severe distress and loan defaults, says India Ratings By A Business Reporter


n Interest rate hike by the Reserve Bank in the short-term will push more corporates over the "default cliff", which can force up to 15 % of top 500 companies in severe distress and loan defaults, India Ratings warned today. "Any further interest rate hike to push corporates over default cliff...Any interest rate hike in the next three to six months may wither even the signs of green shoots," it said, arguing for rates to be kept on hold till September. RBI is scheduled to announce monetary policy on Tuesday. It is widely believed that the central bank is likely to leave the rates unchanged as the core inflation remains sticky, even though overall

inflation rates have been trending down. The report said a rate hike of either 0.25 to 0.50 % by RBI in the next two quarters will push the number of stressed companies in the BSE500 companies by 14-15 %. The credit rating agency said its analysis of BSE-500 companies suggests that the stress on the balance sheet debt will grow to 16 % in case of rate hike from the 15 % in December last. Analysts expect RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan to hold rates at the review, given that there has been some cooling in the consumer price based, or retail inflation, and the February's 8.1 % is close to the RBI target of having it at 8 % by January 2015. However, some challenges persist in the form of recent instances of unseasonal rains as well as a likelihood

of a rainfall deficit in some areas -both of which will push up prices. The El Nino factor may also be looked into by RBI. At the last review on January 28, Rajan unexpectedly went in for a 0.25 % hike in the repo rate. On reports of a likely improvement in the economy in the recent months, the ratings agency said that this is yet to translate into credit metrics. "Credit metrics continue to deteriorate, although at a much slower rate than during FY11-FY13," it said. It also said the interest rate transmission has improved since last August. On the upcoming elections, it said the last six general elections observed a spike in consumer inflation post- elections and conceded that there may be pressures to hike the rates in the next 12-18 months.

Marginal Improvement In Business Confidence By A Business Reporter

electrical equipment and machinery, paper and paper products. just released Business ConfiFurthermore, results pertaining dence Survey indicates that not to operational parameters like inmuch has changed in the sentiment vestments, exports and employof the participants even though the ment lacked buoyancy in the Overall Business Confidence Index current round. Only a marginal imclocked a marginal improvement. provement was noted in the The survey conducted by FICCI prospects for sales and profits. reveals that there was a decline in Only 24% of the respondents felt the proportion of respondents cit- that investments are going to be ing an improvement in current per- higher in the next six months. Emformance vis-à-vis last six months ployment outlook of the companies at the economy and industry also remained bleak. 67% of the level. A majority of the parrespondents expected no ticipating companies change in employment indicated no change levels over the coming in the overall ecosix months. Results nomic situation vispertaining to profits à-vis last six indicated some immonths. It was only provement, yet at the firm level that around 45% of the a higher percentage respondents cited of respondents cited profit levels to remain an improvement relasame over the next two tive to last six months. quarters. In addition, not much Among key constraining change was noted in the percentage factors, weak demand continued to of respondents (vis-à-vis the last top the list. About 70% of the resurvey) expecting an improved per- spondents indicated weak demand formance at the economy, industry to be a problem area, remaining at and firm level over the next six the same level as in the last two surmonths. veys. The Overall Business Confidence Given the slowdown in economy, Index (OBCI) value inched up to we also asked the participants to 60.8 in the current survey from 59.8 indicate the extent of loss in dein the last survey round. mand witnessed for their products. The current survey was con- About 56% of respondents indiducted during January 2014 and cated that the decline in demand February 2014 and brings out ex- has been more than 10%. These repectations of industry for the period spondents were from sectors such January 2014 to June 2014. The sur- as yarn, capital equipment, elecvey drew responses from about 173 tronics, plastic processing machincompanies with a wide sectoral and ery, chemical products, real estate, geographical spread and a turnover and logistics. ranging from Rs 1 crore to Rs 3.7 There was a rise in the proportion lakh crore. The participating com- of respondents indicating availabilpanies belonged to a wide array of ity of credit to be a problem area. sectors such as textiles, cement, fi- The number increased to 40% in the nancial services, chemicals, con- present survey from 31% in the prestruction, metal and metal vious survey round. products, automobiles, FMCG, Further, though there was a de-



cline in the percentage of respondents indicating high cost of credit to be a concern, high interest rates continue to remain a stumbling block for new investments. 53% of the respondents in the present survey round felt that high cost of credit is creating a problem for India Inc. The average interest rate for companies with a turnover up to 500 crore was reported at 13.0% (vis-à-vis 12.4% a year back) for working capital loan and 13.9% (visà-vis 13.2% a year back) for term loan. For companies with a turnover more than 500 crore, the average interest rate was 11.8% (vis-à-vis 10.9% a year back) for working capital loan and 12.2% (vis-à-vis 12.0% a year back) for term loan.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Aviation Stocks Soar

Aviation stocks edged higher yesterday - led by Jet Airways which gained over 3 per cent - following RBI extending the period for overseas borrowings for airlines to next March and the Competition Appellate Tribunal dismissing a plea against the Jet-Etihad deal. The Reserve Bank had yesterday extended the deadline for the aviation sector to raise funds through external commercial borrowings till March 2015, a move that provided relief to the sector facing cash-crunch. As per the earlier guidelines, the scheme was initially valid till December 31, 2013. That apart, the Competition Appellate Tribunal today dismissed the appeal challenging fair trade watchdog CCI's approval for the Rs 2,060 crore Jet-Etihad deal, Reacting to the developments, shares of Jet Airways, jumped 7.04 per cent to touch an intra-day high of Rs 237.85 on the BSE. At the end of the trading session the stock was quoted at Rs 228.85, up 3.09 per cent from its previous closing price. Similarly the SpiceJet counter opened on a bullish note at Rs 13.32, then gained further ground and touched an intra-day high of Rs 14.05 on the BSE. Market analysts said the jump was largely a reaction to the RBI move of extending the ECB borrowing window. Moreover, Jet Airways counter also gathered momentum after the favourable decision from the Compat, which dismissed Former Air India Executive Director Jitendra Bhargava's plea against Jet-Etihad deal. Bhargava had filed the appeal questioning the decision of CCI to approve the Jet-Etihad deal without carrying out a detailed assessment. The tribunal's ruling would come as a relief for Jet and Etihad as the deal has run into various regulatory hurdles.

SEBI Directs Ecogreen Not To Raise Money From Public

Cracking down on a fraudulent realty investment scheme, Sebi has barred Ecogreen Real Estate, its directors and promoters from mobilising funds from public investors as well as from launch any new scheme. A Preliminary probe by SEBI found that the Uttar Pradesh based company was inviting applications to book plots of residential/commercial land under 'Land-Linked - One Time Payment Plan' scheme. This plan was in the nature of unauthorised 'Collective Investment Scheme (CIS)'.

Indian Hotels To Raise Rs 1,000 Cr Through Rights Issue

Tata group firm Indian Hotels plans to raise up to Rs 1,000 crore through rights issue from its existing shareholders. In a filing to the BSE, Indian Hotels said the company in its board meeting held yesterday approved the scheme to raise up to Rs 1,000 crore by issuing compulsory convertible debentures. The board also approved reclassification of authorised share capital of the company aggregating to Rs 200 crore by dividing into 100 crore equity shares of Re 1 each and 1 crore cumulative redeemable preferences shares of Rs 100 each into 200 crore equity shares of Rs 1 each aggregating to Rs 200 crore.

World Tea & Coffee Expo In Mumbai

The 2nd World Tea & Coffee Expo” 2014, India’s only trade show focused on the Tea & Coffee Sectors will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon in Mumbai from 11th Sept to13th Sept 2014 . At this exclusive trade show all leading global companies associated with Tea & Coffee trade will showcase their products and technologies. The Expo expects over 100 exhibitors from 8 countries to participate and will thus be an ideal trade platform for those associated with these sectors.

Shri S Raman, Whole Time Member(WTM), SEBI along with Shri Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE putting order entry during Launch of BSE StAR Mutual Fund Distributors Platform on Thursday, 06th March, 2014 at BSE Ltd.

Shilpa Shetty shoots from her lips


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By Chaitanya Padukone

Sanamjit and I mutually decided to get Harman on board in his action-centric macho version as ‘Vicky Kartoos’. Which I guess, is as good as his second time ‘screen debut’ ,” insists the spunky actress who has merrily gyrated to an ‘item dance’ in her own movie. Couldn’t she have given yet another ‘break’ to an aspiring ‘item dancer’ in keeping with her altruistic attitude? (Chuckles loudly) “Honestly, I did not cast myself in the item song which goes ‘Tu Mere Type Ka Nahi’. It was my director Sanam who emoThe shapely Shilpa has her Harman have untapped tal- tionally blackmailed me to logical funda. “ There is a ent. We needed an innocent dance with Harman in that dearth of new top star heroes looking tough guy without song. It involved lot of and then fabulous actors like any image. Both my director ‘mehnat’,” she said.


VELTE actress-turnedproducer Shilpa ShettyKundra is being hailed a samaritan-mentor in showbiz circles. That’s because in her first maiden home production ‘Dishkiyaoon’, she has given multiple debut breaks to hold-your-breath, the heroine (Ayesha Khanna), the cinematographer, a young music composer (Palash Muchhal) and the director (Sanamjit Talwar). Instead of casting one of the saleable A-list stars, she opted to single out Harman Baweja, along with Sunny Deol in her action Mumbai mafia crime thriller ‘Dishkiyaoon’.


Shyam Benegal to make 90-minute film on Punjab T

HE very moment one hears the name of legendary filmmaker Shyam Benegal, one is assured of class and authenticity. After directing many a meaningful cinema for the silver screen, Benegal will now be seen making a 90minute film on the turbulent history of Punjab, a task which has been commissioned to him by the Government of Punjab.Talking about the same, he said he will be starting off with the work by monsoon as soon as he is ready with the script's structure. He is expecting the film to be ready by December. He added that the said project was a great initiative by the government as a lot of youngsters aren't aware about the formation of the present day Punjab. Meanwhile, his daughter Pia Benegal will be designing the costumes of the film's actors, who are yet to be decided. The film will firstly be screened at the cultural centre, and then will be available on other platforms.

Remembering Bollywood’s distinguished writer, Vrajendra Gaur W

RITER Vrajendra Gaur's birth anniversary falls on April 1. Though Gaur passed away at the age of 55, many years ago the memories of his pen are very much alive, thanks to the brilliant films he wrote. Sons Rajesh V. Gaur and Suneel V. Gaur chronicle the career

graph of the popular writer who wrote films like 'Kati Patang', 'Sharmilee', 'Saraswatichandra', 'The Great Gambler', 'Anuraag', 'China Town', 'Howrah Bridge', Bimal Roy’s 'Parineeta', etc. The illustrious thespian, Dilip Kumar told us recently

Vrajendra Gaur with Dev Anand. (File pic)

‘Main Tera Hero’ stars travel in unregistered cars


HE cast of the upcoming film Main Tera Hero, comprising of Varun Dhawan, Nargis Fakhri and Ileana D'Souza ran into a spot of trouble while promoting their film in Indore. Apparently, the trio was travelling in a convoy of three BMW's when they were stopped by the flying squad of the transport department, under suspicion that arose because of the fake number plates on two of the three cars. The convoy was stopped at the Raddison crossing to check the illegal number plates on the cars. On interrogating the drivers of the car, the officials found out that the cars were not registered as the drivers could not produce the registration papers. Before seizing the two cars, they asked the actors to get down and sit in the third car and leave.On further inquiry, it was found that the cars were demo vehicles. was taken against the actors.

“Vrajendra Gaur 'saab' was a very gifted writer. I miss an eminent writer like him who could write the same scene in so many different styles. We miss his august presence today. He was a very dear friend of mine. He also wrote many films for my wife Saira Banu”. Actor Dharamendra, for whom he wrote a few films reminisces: “Vrajendra Gaur saab was a very jovial, friendly and simple person despite being one of the topmost writers of Hindi films. I had the good fortune of working with him in a few films that he wrote. He was very gifted and a rare talent indeed. Today anyone who picks up a pen calls himself a writer, but Gaur 'saab' was a class apart” For his achievements Gaur has found a place in Britain’s biography of famous people – ‘Who’s Who’.

Purab Kohli plays water finder in ‘Jal’ Purab Kohli has made his mark in films like ‘Rock On’, ‘Awaarapan’, ‘Bas Ek Pal’ and ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’. Now his much awaited movie ‘Jal’ is about to release and we got him speaking about his latest outing. Some excerpts. By Sandeep Hattangadi

‘Jal’ is an important release for you. Yes. I am on tenterhooks right now and praying that the film will be a success at the box office because I have worked very hard for it.

What is the story of ‘Jal’? ‘Jal’ is about the specially endowed persons who are called water diviners who can whiff the source of water just by looking at the land to help build wells and bore wells especially in villages, arid areas and drought affected areas.

Did you have any reference point for your character? Yes. In fact I have interacted with such persons on my family-owned land when we had to dig bore wells. How did you like working with director Girish Malik? He is an actor himself so he enacts the entire scenes for us actors and he is passionately into film making, totally immersed in his art and comes prepared on the sets. The fact that the film has won acclaim in Busan Film Festival and IFFI Goa speaks volumes about him. Who are the leading ladies in the film? Half German and half Russian

model Saidah Jules plays a journalist who wants to make a documentary on me, Kriti Kulhari who plays my love interest and Tannishtha Chatterjee. Ravi Gossain, a stage actor has a supporting part.

Where was the film shot? Most of the film was shot in Kutch.

Has the appreciation for ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ helped you? Yes. I am getting more offers and people respect me now as an actor. What next? I have a film called ‘Tere Mere Sapne’coming up in May.

Ayushmann to endorse Pizza Hut? A

YUSHMANN Khurrana is one of the hotshot meteors to have hit the galaxy of Bollywood and is surely here to stay. His talent combined with his good looks and down to earth personality is what we feel is the secret of his 'meteoric' rise in tinsel town. In a place where the mere utterance of the word 'sperm; unfailingly raised many eyebrows, here is a man who went ahead and made his cinematic debut in 'Vicky Donor', a film which was all about sperms and its donations! That's Ayushmann for you.Now that he is a permanent 'sitaara' in the sky of Bollywood, it's needless to say that he is bound to be the darling of the producers as well as the FMCG brand managers. According to reliable sources, Ayushmann is now all set to be the brand ambassador of the pizza major, Pizza Hut. The official announcement of the same is awaited.

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A Quiet Exit



ANDA had chosen to live a really private life away from the media glare; in fact she had slipped so easily out of sight and out of mind, that her death earlier this week came as a jolt. Along with her contemporaries like Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Mala Sinha, Sadhana, Nutan, she belonged to a more gracious time. Actresses did not put glamour over talent, so they were not treated as second class citizens in Bollywood,


Nasha (her last films as leading lady). It had come as quite a shock to see Nanda in this role. She belonged to the generation that valued privacy. It’s not as if the gossip mags did not come to know of their affairs, but the stars maintained an admirable discretion and impeccable behavior in public. No brawls, bitching, and no smoking, drinking in public and certainly no PDA. Actresses of her time must have been competitive and often vied for the same roles, but no rancour spilled over. Nanda kept up a lifelong friendship with Waheeda Rehman and Asha did start to change with the impishness to play the ro- Parekh. It was an indication post Meena Kumar-Madhu- mantic heroine. (One of the of Waheeda’s feelings, that laba-Nargis generation, but most cutely frisky romantic she cancelled the function not too much. songs in Hindi films, Gulabi to launch her biography Nanda, who did her best aanken jo teri dekhi was when news of Nanda’s passwork in the sixties was not sung to her by Rajesh ing away came out. When jaw-droppingly beautiful, Khanna in The Train.) she was alive, nobody had a and, in fact, started her caThe actresses of her time, word of criticism for her, her reer with bland sister roles, did not have to show skin to death brought out her inDeepa Gahlot but she evolved into a ver- look sexy, and the almost- dustry friends’ genuine like today’s female stars are. satile actress and also used homely Nanda played Bol- grief. In those days, most, if not her unconventional looks to lywood’s most enigmatic A perfect tribute to her all, films gave some impor- her advantage, so that she femme fatale in Ittefaq — would be to see some of her tance to the story, and the could easily fit into family one of her best perform- films…Hum Dono, Jab Jab actresses had as much to do dramas as the good bahu, ances — and went on to Phool Khile, Ittefaq, The in the film as the hero. That but also had the requisite play a drug addict in Naya Train…


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ROS International will co-produce Anushka Sharma’s maiden production venture 'NH10' along with Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films. 'NH10' is an edge of the seat action thriller, about a road trip that goes wrong. The film is being directed by Navdeep Singh of 'Manorama 6 Feet Under' fame and stars Anushka Sharma as the protagonist.

Sonakshi not to campaigning for dad


CTRESS Sonakshi Sinha recently raised quite a few eyebrows when she posted her decision to not campaign for her father Shatrughan Sinha. The young actress posted ''I will not be campaigning for my father @Shatrugansinha as is being reported. Other than my professional commitments keeping me busy, he does not need me to, nor does he expect me to because as he said I am not a political personality.'' She added further that she will definitely not shy from voting . ''But when the time comes, I will definitely cast my vote as a responsible citizen,'' stated Sonakshi.

Commenting on the association, Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd said, ''The film is an exciting collaboration with Anushka and Phantom and we are happy to associate with this talented team. 'NH10' promises to be an interesting journey and we are looking forward to supporting and nurturing such strong

content driven films.'' ''I’m doubly thrilled about 'NH-10', as it’s a superb role and it also kick-starts this new phase in my film journey. This is my second film after 'Bombay Velvet' with Phantom, and it’s a blast working with them. It’s going to be super-exciting working together again on what promises to be an explosive film,'' adds Anushka.

Bhushan Patel to direct a film for Mangat T

HERE'S a famous adage in Bollywood which states that, “A person's demand in Bollywood is directly proportional to the BO response of his last film”. In that case, Bhushan Patel seems to be the person who fits the bill to a T.Bhushan, who had debuted with '1920-The Evil Returns', made the audiences shrill with the horror


SRK to star in Kashyap’s next? ANURAG Kashyap, who is presently busy with his upcoming directorial venture Bombay Velvet, wants to cast superstar Shah Rukh Khan in his next. Reportedly, Anushka Sharma, who will play the lead role in 'Bombay Velvet', had arranged a meeting between Anurag and SRK in London. Sources claim that SRK may play the lead role in the filmmaker's upcoming film 'Alwyn Kalicharan'. However, insiders also claim that Khan will not star in 'Alwyn Kalicharan' but in another film written by the director. Shah Rukh, who is presently busy shooting for Farah Khan's 'Happy New Year', will take a decision on Anurag's film once he wraps up 'Happy New Year'. Reportedly, Anurag had signed Anil Kapoor to play the lead role in 'Alwyn Kalicharan', almost a decade ago. However, the film, which was much ahead of its time, got shelved due to monetary issues.

Sridevi to launch trailer of ‘Hawaa Hawaai’ THE very moment anyone utters the term 'Hawaa Hawaai', the arresting visuals and the song that starts resonating in ears are that of Sridevi and her famous 'Hawa Hawaai' act in the cult film 'Mr. India'. So, when Amol Gupte planned to launch the trailer of his latest film by the same name 'Hawaa Hawaai', who better than Sridevi herself to do the honours. That's why Sridevi will now be seen launching the trailer of Gupte's film.Buzz is that, Sridevi was initially supposed to do a special number for the film, although there hasn't been any kind of confirmation or announcement about the same.

Salman arrives on a scooty for 'O Teri' screening WHILE most actors prefer to zoom around in their luxury cars, Salman Khan, who is known for his devilmay-care attitude, made a unique entry at the special screening of upcoming film 'O Teri', which was held at Sunny Super Sound in Juhu, Mumbai. Salman, who is presenting the Bilal Amrohi, Pulkit Samrat and Sarah Jane Dias starrer, arrived on a white Activa at the venue. The bike garnered a lot of attention and the lead actors of the film too were seen posing with it.

Ash, Sush to come together for ‘Happy Anniversary’?

thrills that he offered in his latest offering 'Ragini MMS 2', which starred the sex goddess Sunny Leone. The good news is that Bhushan has now been signed by Kumar Mangat to direct a film. Talking about this, Bhushan said that the film in question will be a love triangle with a twist, unlike the 'Ragini' saga. He added that they have approached Aditi Rao Hydari and are hopeful about her consent. The locales of this film, which he plans to roll out by the first week of May, will include Mumbai and in South India.

Kangana confirms doing Sujoy Ghosh’s next A

CTRESS Kangana Ranaut has replaced Vidya Balan in Sujoy Ghosh's next film after the latter opted out of the project. "I would be doing the film with Sujoy. I am excited about it. It is a suspense thriller and beyond this I cannot reveal anything," Kangana said here on Wednesday night. Reportedly, Kangana will play a 35-year-old mother to a 14-year-old paralytic girl in the film which is ap-

parently titled 'Durga Rani Singh'. Earlier, Sujoy of 'Kahaani' fame had roped in Vidya for the role, but Kangana joined the project after she walked out. Kangana is happy with the response she garnered for her last release 'Queen', which is directed by Vikas Bahl. "We had not expected this kind of appreciation... We are overwhelmed. We are thankful to the audience for this love for the film," Kangana said.

AFTER sharing the Miss India stage in 1994, former beauty queens Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sushmita Sen may soon share screen space too. It was earlier reported that Aishwarya may mark her comeback with adman Prahlad Kakkar's directorial debut 'Happy Anniversary', opposite her husband Abhishek Bachchan. The couple has reportedly liked the script and is presently going through it. Now it is learnt that Kakkar has also approached Sushmita to play a key role in the movie. Sources claim that Sush has loved the role and if all goes well then she will soon sign on the dotted line. Prahlad too has confirmed the reports. While Sen's character will be that of a woman caught in a bad marriage, who eventually breaks free, Aishwarya's character will start off as a 21-year-old. The film is being produced by Gaurang Doshi and it will deal with marital issues.


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ACROSS: 1 Concerning the first-named apostle of change (8) 5 Downtown Poland publicises this tired old dictum about armed conflict (6) 9 Queen hosting mystery tour of funeral parlour (8) 10 Accusation regarding an unadorned bone (6) 11 Beagle finally pursues the scent of a noted chipmunk (8) 12 Party pop sounds that one can't name (6) 14 Topless figure to repeat so-called Italian writer (7,3) 18 Popular all the time? You amaze me! (4,1,5) 22 Express amusement when there's a row about the race? (6) 23 Elbows or flowers may be found in it ! (4-4) 24 Henry loves vigorous dance (4,2) 25 Visitor left, throwing out caustic criticisms (8) 26 These creepers could be poisonous (6) 27 Minor gay problem for member of Rose’s family (8) DOWN: 1 Pays about a thousand before it's finished (6) 2 It's unnatural to be compelled (6) 3 Contrapuntal music for the old milkman (6) 4 Auditor gets instrument to amplify the sound (3-7) 6 What it takes to make a world of confectionary? (3,5) 7 Repaired pine desk with just a lovely surface (4-4) 8 Guard primarily worships at church, with ascending divinity (8) 13 Producing an image of gradual


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








growth (10) 15 Changes locks (8) 16 God, entertained by prayer, provides superabundance (8) 17 It carries the current most active member (4,4)

19 NY heir requiring change for a sovereign, but which one? (5,1) 20 Old decorative style, or revival by Chanel? (6) 21 Girl got in extremely calmly, showing style ... (6)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Decimate, 5 Jackal, 8 Luminaries, 9 Trap, 10 The great divide, 11 Divulge, 13 Finesse, 15 Run free, 18 Oddball, 21 Right and proper, 22 Give, 23 Paint-brush, 24 Berths, 25 Blue eyes. DOWN: 1 Dilated, 2 Camper van, 3 Mongrel, 4 Terrace, 5 Justified, 6 Catlike, 7 Amadeus, 12 Great apes, 14 Stamp duty, 16 Upraise, 17 Figment, 18 Ordinal, 19 Durable, 20 Larches.


ACROSS: 1. Baby's cry 5. Not care _ __ (1,3) 6. Moment, instant 7. Highway expenses 8. Acoustical measures 9. Galway Bay islands 10. Cloth ridge


MATH PYRAMID 730 The goal of Math Pyramid is to fill the given pyramid with numbers such that the following three rules are satisfied. 1. A cell value must be sum or difference of the two cells below 2. A row cannot have duplicate numbers 3. A number cannot be less than 1 or more than the grid size




DOWN: 1. Ms. Dietrich 2. Seed coats 3. Fleetwood and Davis 4. Chimpanzee 6. Describing pitch 7. 1/3 of a WWII movie 8. Raise dust, in a way


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


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

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MOON : Aquarius TITHI : 12th/13th Phalgun Krishnapaksha NAKSHATRA : Dhanishta/Satbhisha RASHI : Kumbh (Aquarius) G.S.Sh. LUCKY COLOUR : Black and Red LUCKY NUMBER : 3

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: Work will be under control giving you the strength and stamina to try new schemes and plans. You may travel abroad to sign new contracts or for taking part in a workshop or seminar. You will meet someone with whom romantic entanglement is a possibility. Family and friends will give you all the support and understanding. If single, and eligible, marriage is predicted with the blessings of your family. BABIES BORN TODAY: Healthy and long-lived. Will be tall, slim, in extreme cases stout. Very independent, intelligent and good at logic. A career in law or government services is best suited. Family life will be happy and contented. Should avoid putting trust in people. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Things could go against you. Try to remain calm and give your version of the situation that will be accepted. There are times in a relationship when it is wiser to be silent and not retaliate to any kind of provocation. It can be frustrating. Social activity will help to ease your mind.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): You should not hasten to make fresh investments. A delay in an assured payment could be distressing. Handle financial issues carefully to further avoid loss. Relationship with your mate improves. However, you may sometimes feel that you are bored with things in general.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): A small hitch in your meticulous routine could upset you. Keep your cool and you will find easy solutions to your problem. Love will happen if you make yourself more approachable. Be more friendly and easy going with people and there is bound to be good result.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): Your ideas, receive recognition. Gains could come from unexpected sources. Your home appears to become the centre for major activity. Your relatives will seek your advice or indulgence in family affairs. There could be a celebration or religious ceremony that will require your presence.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): This is a good time for making new alliances in new business ventures, which are bound to come your way. Those working independently or as consultants will sign a prestigious contract. Happiness in love and marriage is indicated. Festivities with family will be enjoyable.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): You will be in the mood to take a risk. A new career opening will be interesting and is worth pursuing. Venture partnerships are better than mergers. You may be too preoccupied to notice that you are being insensitive to the needs of those who care for you. Try to make up for it this evening.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): There are pretty good chances of getting some money from unusual and unexpected sources. Except for some arguments over minor matters the domestic situation will be calm. Routine tasks will be done without much trouble giving you time for leisure and romance.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Do not waste your time in salvaging but rather follow up with dynamism a new project which needs hard work and attention. You will get opportunity to expand your work. There is a chance to make profit through an additional work or through some commission.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Stay focused and plan for your immediate needs and work towards achieving it. Hard work and perseverance will certainly get rewarded. Put behind the unpleasant events of the past and look forward to a nice day. Genuine appreciation and understanding will come your way.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): You discover that you have to put in more money and efforts in the current task to make it viable and profitable. However, you must take personal interest in giving it the final shape for others may not be well equipped to handle it as efficiently. A hectic and tiring schedule takes its toll on plans for the evening.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): A favorable meeting will lead to good things in the near future. Expenses on a family get-together are likely. A close relative will be in touch. A major achievement in your work or career will make you feel happy. In a personal relationship you may have to make the first move towards getting closer.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Boredom or stagnation where work is concerned is overpowering. This may be upsetting especially since you like things new and challenging. You will have to focus on work if you wish to meet deadlines. Try to reorganize yourself and try a new approach. To maintain peace at home avoid any arguments which can lead to conflict and end in a quarrel.



QUICK CROSSWORD 4928 ACROSS: 1 Persian ruler (4) 4 Pertaining to light (6) 8 Vigour, energy (3) 10 Songbird found in English forests (4) 13 Mendicant Hindu ascetic (8) 14 Arabic ____ : from 1 to 9 for example? (7) 15 A spasm in the throat (6) 17 Vigorous effort (9) 21 Fifth note of the scale (3) 22 Worthless piece of cloth (3) 23 "Tea" in India (3) 26 Sri ___ set up a famous Ashram in Pondichery (9) 27 Strands of hair weaved together, in a way? (6) 28 Deficiency (7) 32 The malady in which the patient is unable to get sleep? (8) 34 Caribbean nation (4) 35 Two hundred and fifty in Roman numerals (3) 36 Attract or lure (6) 37 Web-site language (4)

DOWN: 1 Placed seeds in the ground for future growth (4) 2 Sound of a cough (4) 3 Permission to enter a country (4) 5 Martina ____ : young tennis champion from Switzerland? (6) 6 One's cup of ___ : something appropriate or attractive to one? (3) 7 Happy - like a bird? (6) 9 ___ de mer : seasickness? (3) 11 Corrodes (5) 12 Singer Cherry (5) 15 Victor ___ : French author of "Les Miserables" fame? (4) 16 "All The Way" lyricist (4) 18 Their capital for the Italians? (4) 19 Extinct ox (4) 20 Rowing implement (3) 23 Relating to or of a city (5)


SUDOKU 2114 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: L equals I

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

24 Improvise (5) 25 Bind morally (6) 26 Pert. to first man (6) 28 Dictionary or detective, in short (3)

29 __ and every: none excluded? (4) 30 Rudely abrupt of speech (4) 31 Hindmost part of an animal (4) 33 ___ forth : begin or start a journey? (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Techno, 7 Numerary, 8 Go-go, 10 Abukir, 11 Topple, 14 CAB, 16 Reave, 17 Sikh, 19 Hoods, 21 Fists, 22 Kites, 23 Smit, 26 Inlet, 28 Mia, 29 Stints, 30 Dinghy, 31 Orbe, 32 Aspiring, 33 Sadist. DOWN: 1 Totals, 2 Hookah, 3 Onor, 4 Records, 5 Tampa, 6 Typee, 8 Guck, 9 Gib, 12 Pes, 13 Lviii, 15 Doses, 18 I can't, 19 Hit, 20 OTS, 21 Fitters, 22 Ken, 23 Sinbad, 24 Mage, 25 Tryout, 26 Islam, 27 Lisps, 28 Mir, 30 Dogs.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1933 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: The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it - George Bernard Shaw

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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: 25 average; 27 good; 31 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: casual, causal, class, coal, coil, cuss, loci, SALACIOUS, social.




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SC proposes Srinivasan’s removal, suggests Gavaskar as BCCI Prez

The first mistake was to have allowed Srinivasan to buy Chennai Super Kings. There is conflict of interest. He should not have been allowed to buy CSK at that time. The SC has given just one day and it has said it will pass its interim order tomorrow. So there is no time to call an emergency meeting of the Board. Whatever the SC says in its order tomorrow, we will have to abide by it. There is no other way. RAVI SAWANT, VICE-PRESIDENT, BCCI


EW DELHI: In a big setback to BCCI President N Srinivasan, the Supreme Court proposed his replacement by Sunil Gavaskar and suspension of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) along with Rajasthan Royals (RR) from IPL 7 till the pendency of case of betting and spot fixing scandal before it. The court said it is intending to bar CSK, owned by India Cements, which is promoted by Srinivasan, and RR, whose players and team officials are allegedly involved in the scandal, from participating in the IPL 7 tournament slated to begin from April 16. A bench headed by Justice A K Patnaik proposed the name of veteran cricketer and commentator Sunil Gavaskar to head the Board during the pendency of the case in the apex court. The bench asked the Board to give its response by tomorrow on its proposals after which it will pass an interim order. The bench also proposed to pass an order barring India Cements officials from getting involved with the functioning of BCCI after senior counsel Harish Salve, appearing for Cricket Association of Bihar, pointed out that many such officials are at present part of BCCI team. Salve also raised questions on the conduct of captain of Indian Cricket Team, M S Dhoni, who is also vice president of India Cements, saying that he is guilty of corrupt practices. At the beginning of the proceedings, BCCI placed before the apex court its proposal and assured that it will initiate disciplinary proceedings against persons concerned on the basis of Supreme Court-appointed Mudgal committee's report. BCCI, which was rapped day before yesterday by the apex court, came out with the proposal saying that it agrees to conduct proper probe in the IPL betting and spot fixing scandal.

MODI BACKS MANOHAR, WANTS SUSPENSION OF IPL 7 MUMBAI: Backing his one-time nemesis Shashank Manohar over his scathing views that the cash-rich IPL has lost some of its credibility, former chairman of the T20 League Lalit Modi has said the upcoming season of the tournament needs to be suspended to clean up the game. "I completely agree with Mr Shashank Manohar and his observations on the fact that the serious allegations regarding betting, spotfixing and match-fixing are (sic) all seriously tarnished the image of the game and importantly, the fans and the public at large are slowly but surely starting to lose faith in the Indian Premier League in particular and game at large," said Modi, based now in London, in a statement. "Thus, as I mentioned yesterday [Wednesday] in one of my tweets the biggest and most important task ahead of the BCCI now would be to win back the hearts and faith of the fans. And that in my mind can be


The matter is subjudice. We don't know what is exactly happening. Till the Supreme Court comes out with its order, it is not proper to comment on the issue. The Supreme Court is supreme and everybody will have to follow what it says. There is no other way. KRISHNAMACHARI SRIKKANTH

Beyond this, I can't comment on a matter which is subjudice. But the situation is no different for a cricketer. It's nothing new. Whatever is happening in cricket, we can see in the society also. Of course, we need to tackle this and clean up the game. ANIL KUMBLE

N Srinivasan presenting the lifetime achievement award to Sunil Gavaskar at a function in 2013. The Supreme Court has proposed that BCCI chief be replaced by Gavaskar. done only by ensuring that the BCCI promote what should be a clean game of cricket," stated the man whose brainchild was IPL. "Given the above context and the current goings-on, I think it only right that until the faith of the people in the integrity of the game is restored, the IPL tournament for the year 2014 should be suspended." Season seven of IPL is set to be held from April 16 with the first part of the event scheduled in UAE be-

cause of the general elections in the country. Former BCCI chief Manohar had on Wednesday issued a media statement demanding the upcoming season of IPL be suspended and all IPL matches be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation. "The Supreme Court's observation is that there are very, very serious allegations made in the report (about IPL spot-fixing) and unless the BCCI president (N Srinivasan)

steps down, no fair probe can be conducted," Manohar had said. "I had said long back, when the scandal broke, that all IPL matches should be investigated. I feel that a thorough probe needs to be done by CBI as the canvas of the activities extends throughout the country. In view of the serious allegations, regarding betting, spot-fixing and match-fixing, the public at large has lost it's faith in IPL games," Manohar had stated yesterday.

Gavaskar is happy to take the BCCI top job


EW DELHI: The Supreme Court proposed Sunil Gavaskar's name as replacement for N Srinivasan as BCCI President and the batting legend said he will be "honoured" and "happy" to adhere to the directives of the highest court of the land. "First and foremost, if the highest court suggests something, you have to do so but that has to be on record. I am currently contracted with BCCI as a commentator. But if Supreme Court wants me to do that, I will do it," Gavaskar said. "When the Supreme Court asks you, there is no question about it, there is not much you can do and I will

be happy to do what they ask me to do", he told NDTV. Gavaskar, a former Indian captain, said he would wait for the final order from the court. "I will consider it, it will be a huge honour that Supreme Court feels I will be good enough to do the job. But we will have to wait and watch until tomorrow in which direction it goes. Let's not jump the gun," the former Indian captain said.Asked if he is prepared for the challenge, Gavaskar said: "As an opening batsman, you have to be prepared for all kinds of challenges, you have to play in all kinds of pitches, you are always prepared for a

challenge mentally and physically. Even today, although I am happy to be away from the limelight, I am prepared to do what is needed if the Supreme Court wants me to do so," he added. "In situation like this, you will have different opinions. You will have to sit down and think about it. I don't know how will it help. When fixing scandal broke out 14 years ago, cricket continued," Gavaskar said when asked if IPL 7 should be scrapped. "We need to put measures in place. There should be Anticorruption officials available for every team in IPL, so that young players will know where to approach." Asked about his views on Srinivasan, who didn't resign even after Supreme Court's observation, Gavaskar said: "Look, I think we need to understand that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. I would not be able to pass judgement on that. It is not my area. It is a completely different issue on which I have zero experience."

It's a bad day for BCCI. Things have gone far beyond and it will only hurt cricket a lot. But I think in the interest of cleaning up the game, may be the Supreme Court's observations are correct. Whatever the Supreme Court decides BCCI will have to abide by it. Most of the BCCI members are in dark about what is transpiring in the last 7-8 days. So, the BCCI should immediately, without any further delay, call Special General Body meeting and apprise all members about what has happened. And then the persons who are responsible should be taken to task. NIRANJAN SHAH, FORMER BCCI SECRETARY We need to wait for the Supreme Court's final order. The Supreme Court has given some suggestions and there will be arguments on these suggestions tomorrow. RAJEEV SHUKLA, VP, BCCI

Heart reaches out 2 Aditya Verma fr steadfastly tkng on dictatorial Srini & coming on top!BCCI's image touch lowest possible denominator!! Fr no rhyme or reason Srini gving a bad name 2 Rhinos! Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely--bcci has bn shamed!Thx SC save CI. BISHAN SINGH BEDI VIA TWITTER


V/s AUSTRALIA WEST INDIES To be played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur 3 pm V/s BANGLADESH INDIA To be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur 7 pm

Negotiator’s spectacular win in Class II


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A happy picture with all of them with broad smiles. From (l) K.N. Dhunjibhoy, owner of La Femme Fleur who won the race, Champaklal Zaveri, chairman, stewards committee.

Presentation of the Western India Bookmakers Association Trophy. At centre is RWITC chairman Vivek Jain and at extreme right Champaklal Zaveri, chairman of the stewards committee.

20 to one outsider, Danse Debonaire being led in after it won the Busy Lizzie Trophy. At right is trainer Narendra Lagad. And holding the reins are the owners.

Watch Silver Streak, La Femme Fleur By Timur


rode a well judged race on it and beat Silver Streak a few metres from the win post. And Dallas Todywalla has done a splendid job with Negotiator. It started in Class III this season and today it ran in a Class II race. With a powerful run it beat Falcon which also ran quite well. Trainer: Malesh Narredu. Dance Debonaire, trained by Narendra Lagad was a big surprise. It was available at 20 to 1. In the race – The Busy Lizzie Trophy – Shining Path was backed as it was the certainty of the season too. There were some admirers of Presidential too – some 'betting' was reported to have been wagered on it. When the race began, Allegiance set the pace and was in front in the 1800 metre race even well up on the stretch. Shining Path moved well and so did Presidential. Nikil who was on Danse Debonaire got his mount moving and got the race.

n excellent performance on Sunday was provided by La Femme Fleur – a 4-year-old filly in the Div II of the Forbes India Trophy. It was an easy winner. It did not attract much attention from racegoers – as it was running for the first time. It is a filly which can make it big. There were some terrible bolts from the blue on Sunday. Angel in the Sky attracted a lot of betting. But the winner was Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls has run very well this season. It ran very well with a dozen horses in the Western India Bookmakers Federation Trophy. Another horse which ran well was Shygirl. Silver Streak, owned by Dr. Vijay Mallya and trained by Dallas Todywalla ran exceedingly well but not well enough to win the R.M. Rukmani Goculdas Million. The winner was Supreme Star which is owned by Dr. MAM Ramaswamy and trained by Malesh Narredu. Sandesh The season is coming fast to

One crore for Rs. 5



here are nine races today and the first starts at 1.45 p.m.


1st race: Win: Attractive Bay, Stormer 2nd race: Win: Vega, Kimora 3rd race: Win: Jaanvi, Volt 4th race: Win: Spanish Cannon, Pottomac 5th race: Win: Gift of Love, Magic Wave 6th race: Win: Port Blair, Turf Striker 7th race: Win: Alex Royale, Expert, Ohtime 8th race: Win: Super Surprise, Atlas Power 9th race: Win: Raaga, Ice Cream

Trainer Dallas Todywalla (left) leading in Brindaban after its win in the KM Munshi Trophy. an end. The club however keeps trying to provide entertainment with sustained interest. Every race day, something exciting is provided. This Sunday, there is grand entertainment. Tata Housing and Deltin Royale are providing some top class entertainment, dinner and the best of drinks.

And the brought forward super jackpot amount – Rs. 75 lakhs – will be added to the super jackpot. Go to Mahalakshmi and try your luck. You have nothing much to lose but Rs. 5. Runs to remember: Double Diamond, Quest for Double Diamond which won the Osman Chotani Plate being led in after it Love, La Femme Fleur, Silver won the race. Holding the reins on the right is Dr Adi R Nazir and next to him trainer Narendra Lagad. Streak, Cartel.


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Malesh Narredu (left) receiving the R.M. Rukmani Goculdas Million Trophy after the win of Supreme Star in the race. The trainer was receiving the trophy on behalf of owner Dr. MAM Ramaswamy.

IRPUR: An unbeaten 116 from from Alex Hales steered England to a six-wicket triumph over Sri Lanka in their Group one match in Chittagong on Thursday. Hales faced 64 deliveries in his maiden T20 century, hitting 11 fours and six maximums, as England recovered from a poor fielding display to stay alive in the tournament. Earlier, Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit brilliant half-centuries to lift Sri Lanka to 189-4 against a scrappy England outfit. Jayawardene hit a lucky 89 and Dilshan scored 55 after England

captain Stuart Broad won the toss and opted to bowl in the Super-10 game at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Jayawardene hit 11 boundaries and three sixes during his 51-ball knock and Dilshan smashed two sixes and four fours in his 47-ball innings as the two added 145 for the second wicket. Jayawardene was lucky not to

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get out off the first ball he faced when television replays showed Michael Lumb took a brilliant catch off Jade Dernbach but the on-field umpires – Rod Tucker at the non-striker’s end and Aleem Dar of Pakistan – referred the catch to television umpire Steve Davis. Davis, also from Australia, ruled replays were inconclusive.

Sri Lanka 189 for 4 in 20 overs (Mahela Jayawardene 89, Tillakaratne Dilshan 55; Chris Jordan 2/28) England: 190 for 4 in 19.2 overs (Alex Hales 110 not out, Eoin Morgan 57; Nuwan Kulasekara 4/32).



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By Neil Joshi


UMBAI: After impressive outings in the Auto GP series where Narain Karthikeyan secured five wins and four poles, the former Formula One racer has secured a place with a Super Formula team, Impul Hoshino Racing for the entire season which would comprise of eight rounds to be held in Japan and South Korea. The Coimbatore born Karthikeyan said that there were many similarities between the Super Formula and Formula One and the former is just a shade lagging behind in terms of speed from its superior counterpart. Along with Formula One, the Super Formula will also have new cars on the track which are faster than their predecessors. “Pleasantly surprised that we have a new car this year, with the Dallara SF 14, 2.0 litre engine. Compared to Formula One last year, we were three seconds off on similar tyres. With F1 slowing down this year, we should be on par in terms of time. It is going to be really fast with the format of the races the same as Formula One with a pit stop and a luxury of a fuel stop as well. Quite a lot of strategies will come in to place,” said the 37-year-old Narain Karthikeyan. The former Jordan driver who rubbed shoulders with Michael Schumacher said with doctors telling Schumacher's fans to brace for the worse as they try and wrench

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Grand Prix conducted with new rules, where organisers and fans complained about the lack of noise from the Formula One engines, Karthikeyan said one should brace for greener times. “I actually quite enjoy it. We have to move on with the times and everyone is going greener. If you see the cars on television it is quite difficult to drive. They have less downforce, you need to have lot of car control and the cars are slipping and sliding. It is quite exciting to watch. Obviously, Mercedes seems to be strong now. Reliability is a factor for everyone. It is going to be a surprising season with lot of winners,” he added. Karthikeyan who will be partnering Joao Paulo de Oliveira at Impul Hoshino Racing said that with reliability being an issue for most of the F1 teams this season, he feels Mercedes with the start they have had at the Australian Grand Prix, would be difficult to overcome. “It is a very complicated piece of engineering so we are seeing lot of retirements. Since there are developments in F1, in the next couple of races we can expect higher reliability. Mercedes is ahead of everyone else him out of induced coma, he hoped that he but what they will do is to try and maintain would recover. “It is very very unfortunate, he that advantage. People would close the gap, I had a lot of luck in his racing career and has am not sure on beating the Mercedes, they had only one big accident and for something have two competitive drivers. So they are a like this to happen, I don't know what to say. package which is hard to beat.” It is such a bad feeling. We all hope he will reOn whether he would want to see himself cover,” he said. back in Formula One, he said, “Never say With rave reviews from the Australian never.”

SA survive scare to beat Netherlands by six runs C

HITTAGONG: South Africa survived a mighty scare before their bowlers brought the turnaround to pull off a narrow six-run victory over minnows the Netherlands in their World Twenty20 match here. Put into bat, South Africa suffered a batting collapse after a strong start to post a modest 145 for nine as paceman Ahsan Malik Jamil recorded career-best figures of five for 19. The Proteas were on course for an embarrassing defeat before the inexperienced Dutchmen left them off the hook in the Super 10 Group 1 match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. The Netherlands were seemed cruising at 116 for four in the 13th over, thanks to a brilliant innings of 28-ball 51 from opener Stephan Myburgh, needing just 40 runs from more than seven

Imran Tahir reacts after getting Peter Borren out. Tahir scalped four wickets for 21. overs with six wickets in hand. But, they lost way after that and their six batsmen fell for just 20 runs to be all out for 139 in 18.4 overs. Ben Copper (5), Tom Cop-

Magic Bus gets recognition at Laureus K

UALA LUMPUR: Magic Bus, an India-based NGO that is transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children in the country, has been recognised at the Laureus World Sports Awards with the presentation of the Laureus Sport for Good Award here. Magic Bus, founded by Englishman Matthew Spacie and based in Mumbai, aims to take children out of poverty through a programme of mentoring and coaching. Since 2001, the Magic Bus programme has grown to embrace over 300,000 children in 12 states each week and Spacie's ambition now is to reach out to one million children by 2016. Magic Bus, which has received funding from Laureus since its

inauguration and which has been a strategic partner of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation for five years, is the product of Spacie's fascination for India which began when, as a 17-yearold taking a break from academic studies, he worked in the Howrah leprosy centre near Kolkata. Later, while playing rugby for Bombay Gymkhana Club, Spacie sought to use the offer of involvement in the game to improve the prospects of young boys living on the streets and in slums. Magic Bus, which now looks after both boys and girls, was born out of that initiative and Spacie has plans to extend the idea, centred around sportsbased activities and a solid contingent of volunteers, to other countries.

per (16), Pieter Seelaar (2), Logan van Beek (1), Timm van der Gugten (8) and Mudassar Bukhari (11) could not apply themselves and take their side to what could

have been the biggest upset of the tournament so far. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir was the pick of South African bowlers with four wickets for 21 runs while fast bowler Dale Steyn chipped in with two wickets. Beuran Hendricks, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and J P Duminy took a wicket apiece. With today's result, South Africa are on four points from two wins and a loss and remain in the race for a place in the semifinals. They had lost to Sri Lanka in their campaign opener bit had bounced back with a win over New Zealand. The Netherlands, on the other hand, are yet to open their account. They had lost to Sri Lanka in their opening match, in which they could score just 39, the lowest ever Twenty20 International innings total. Vishwanath Salian | ADC


IN BRIEF 30 Super boats to race in Deloitte JJ Memorial Cup

MUMBAI: In excess of 225 sailors in boats of different classes will be seen in action over two days in the largest sailing event in the country, the 13th Deloitte J J Memorial Cup, co-sponsored by Enerzal, which will be hosted and organized by the Royal Bombay Yacht Club and the Bombay Sailing Association in the Bombay Harbour and Mandwa on Saturday and Sunday. Prominent among the sailors will Arjuna Awardees and the country’s most decorated sailors, Capt. Homi Motivala, Cdr Mahesh Ramachandran, Commodore Surinder Mongia and his sons Nitin and Ashim Mongia. There will be Super Yacht Harbour Race on Saturday followed by a race to Mandva Jetty thereafter and a return race in the afternoon and the winner across all three races will be awarded the Deloitte-JJ Memorial Trophy. Thirty Super Yachts, ranging from the newly launched 22 foot JJ to the 54 foot Sun Odyssey and the Mumbai Harbour classes, namely the Seabird and the Lightening will compete in this spectacular race.

Central to host Inter-Railway hockey from today

MUMBAI: Central Railway, Mumbai will be hosting the 72nd All India Railway Men Hockey Championship, at the MHAL Stadium, Chruchgate from March 28 to April 01. This major tournament, which is being organised under the auspices of the Railway Sports Promotion Board, will feature 10 teams from various zones and production units and a host of international players will be seen in action during the five-day championship. The teams have been divided into two pools and will play on a round-robin league basis. The two top teams from each pool will qualify for the quarter-final round to be played in Kapurthala later next month. The pools - Pool ‘A’: Western Railway, Railway Board, South-Eastern Central Railway, East Coast Railway, Diesel & Locomotive Workshop.Pool ‘B’: Central Railway, West Central Railway, Southern Railway, Eastern Railway, East Central Railway.

Former athlete Pat passes away

MUMBAI: Former Bombay athlete Pat Coutinho (nee Mendonca) passed away after a brief illness in Mumbai on Monday, March 24. She leaves behind her husband Florian and three children. Pat, an employee of Tatas was a sprinter and long jumper in her heyday. She had represented Bombay (now Mumbai) at the National Championships from 1944 to 1951 winning several individual medals. Her funeral was held on Tuesday and she was later cremated at the Chandanwadi crematorium.

Francisco Salin strikes winner for Customs against UBI

South Mumbai MP Milind Deora along with Aman Santosh Gaikwad and Mohammed Kamran Ansari, winners of the South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger who will be heading to the Queens Park Rangers Football Club in London for a six-week training programme at its youth development centre.

MUMBAI: Hard-working and roving striker Francisco Salin was instrumental in leading Mumbai Customs to a well-deserved 1-0 win against a spirited Union Bank of India in an evenly contested Elite Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association League, played at the GSA ground, Cross Maidan, on Thursday afternoon. The nippy forward netted the lone goal in the very seventh minute. Customs and Union Bank adopted a positive approach and went on the offensive from the outset. But, just as the two teams, were settling down Customs from a snap move snatched an early lead. The goal came about when Salin’s strike partner upfront, Kevin Patrick, provided a measured pass from the right. Salin timed his run well to meet the aerial ball and head home past Union Bank goalkeeper Asif Ansari in the seventh minute.




ADRID: Real Madrid suffered a huge blow to their La Liga title hopes as a 2-1 win for Sevilla sent them crashing to a second defeat in four days. Colombian striker Carlos Bacca struck twice to give the hosts a sixth consecutive league win after Cristiano Ronaldo had opened the scoring yesterday. League leaders Atletico Madrid now lead Real by three points and have a better head-to-head record against Los Blancos as they beat Granada 1-0. Barcelona moved into second place, a point behind Atletico, with a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou thanks to a double from Neymar. But it was a bittersweet night for the Catalans as goalkeeper Victor Valdes may have played his last game for the club after suffering cruciate ligament damage that will rule him out of the World Cup. Real were looking to react from a first defeat in 32 games on Sunday as they lost a thrilling El Clasico 4-3 to Barcelona and they started brightly with Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema going close inside the first 10 minutes. Ronaldo did open the scoring 14 minutes in as his freekick cannoned off Ivan


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we didn't prepare well for the counter-attack which Sevilla had and they scored two goals," he said.

ANAND LETS ANDREIKIN OFF THE HOOK, MAINTAINS FULL POINT LEAD KHANTY MANSIYSK (RUSSIA): Taking a practical decision, Indian ace Viswanathan Anand let Russia's Dmitry Andreikin off the hook as he settled for a draw to maintain his full-point lead in the Candidates Chess tournament here.It turned out to be an exciting day for Anand who had things running for him once again. The five-time World Champion benefitted FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina from results on other boards scores past Celta Vigo's goalkeeper Ruben Blanco to maintain his lead with just during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the two rounds to come in the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. tournament that decides the Rakitic to leave Sevilla goalRonaldo was somehow de- night. challenger for the next world keeper Beto helpless. The nied his second of the night Beto was called into action championship match. lead lasted only four minutes moments later as this time he once more to deny Ronaldo Armenian Levon Aronian as Bacca finished off a fine lifted the ball over Beto, but moments later, but for all failed to break the ice against move by converting Jose An- the ball struck the inside of their possession Madrid Russian Vladimir Kramnik tonio Reyes' pass from close the post and rolled across the failed to carve out another and drew while Azeri range. Reyes could then have line before being cleared by a clear opening and their Shakhriyar Mamedyarov's put his side in front as Bacca Sevilla defender. hopes of salvaging anything wild opening choice also returned the favour, but the Madrid continued to press disappeared when Bale's ended up giving him just a former Arsenal man dragged after the break, but were free-kick flew over in the final half point against Sergey Karhis shot just wide. However, struck on the counter-attack minute. And Real boss Carlo jakin of Russia.The other Sevilla were grateful to Beto 18 minutes from time when Ancelotti lamented his side's game ended decisively in six minutes before the break wonderful play by Rakitic inability to deal with Sevilla favour of Veselin Topalov of as he brilliantly turned took him past Pepe and the on the counter-attack. Bulgaria who avenged his Ronaldo's piledriver over the Croatian played in Bacca to "In one sense the defeat earlier loss against Peter Svibar. fire home his second of the could be deserved because dler of Russia.

Media manager issues gag-order on questions on IPL fiasco

MIRPUR: The Supreme Court's stern observations on the IPL fiasco appears to have rattled the BCCI bigwigs back home as India's media manager Dr R N Baba issued a gag order on the media, stating that questions will be entertained "only on ICC World Twenty20". Once Dr Baba came into the press conference arena with Rohit Sharma as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni again stayed away, he first announced that questions should only be based on "India team and the World Twenty20". However, a senior scribe among the Indian media contingent promptly retorted, saying Dr Baba need not state the obvious as the journalists know that Rohit is not in a position to answer the questions pertaining to the IPL controversy. Yet, there were two Western scribes, who asked Rohit in a roundabout manner about whether the incidents (Supreme Court proceedings) back home has affected the team. Rohit handled both questions admirably without trying to duck for cover.

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