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REASON FOR HEINOUS MURDER IS THAT SEVEN MONTHS AGO, VICTIM PUSHED ONE OF THE ACCUSED
By Kaptan Mali
group of youngsters killed another youth after seven months, in revenge for a
minor scuffle earlier. The Manpada police in Dombivli have arrested five persons for the murder, on Saturday night.
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SCLR delayed till next March Central Railway has not decided when to launch girders at Kurla and this has created a hurdle for project’s progress
By Prashant Hamine
T I’m going to cast my vote for both the candidates! One of them has promised us a shelter; and the other one has assured a permanent job for my son.
he completion of the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) has hit a roadblock as the laying of the girder along the Central Railway line at Kurla has been delayed as the railways are yet to decide on timing of the rail blocks. This has lead to postponement of the launch date of SCLR from December this year to March next year. The railways had earlier granted permission for October 1 which it later postponed to October 20 and now it s not yet declared the fresh date, according to RTI activist Anil Galgali. According to Galgali, the railways is not in favor of Continued on pg 6 «
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Do you agree with Gujrat CM Narendra Modi’s repeated taunts that Rahul Gandhi is a ‘Shehzada’? Nijamuddin Rayeen Congress leader Narendra Modi is Chief Minister of Gujarat and BJP’s prime candidate for 2014 general elections. He should not make personal comments. Ashish Shelar, BJP city president I fully agree with Modi. Congress is an undemocratic party. Like any private company, first father then son and then grandson takes charge of the party. Munna Hakke student It is a fact. His father was PM and now mother is chief of Congress and Rahul is on No 2.
Vertex Hospital successfully removes rare pancreatic tumour from 13-year-old after marathon eight-hour operation
By Shwetha Kannan
he family of 13-year-old Gineshwari Jain is glad to see their child recovering well after being diagnosed with Solid Pseudopapillary Epithelial Neoplasm of the Pancreas (SPEN), a rare but curable form of tumour that has a low-grade malignant potential and occurs almost exclusively in young women. On October 9, 2013, Gineshwari, who is from Rajasthan, underwent an eight-hour long surgery at Vertex Hospital in Mulund, and is now on her way to recovery, said her uncle Vastimal Jain, who lives at Sandhurst Road in Mumbai. Speaking about Gineshwari’s diagnosis getting done by chance due to the alertness of her mother, Vastimal said, “Gineshwari used to lead a very normal life. She had no 13-year-old Gineshwari Jain from Rajasthan with Dr. Amit Gandhi, Oncologist and Chief pains or any symptoms that would Surgeon, Vertex Hospital, Mulund. indicate that she had a cancer growing inside her. She used to go The lump was moving and was further treatment.” On reaching Mumbai and conto school and carry on with her quite big in size. She immediately routine. Then on a Sunday, it was took her child to a doctor. Several sulting a few doctors, the family while her mother was bathing Gi- tests and scans revealed that the was advised to meet Dr. Amit neshwari, that she noticed that lump might be cancerous, so her Gandhi, Oncologist and Chief Surthere was lump in her stomach. mother brought her to Mumbai for geon, Vertex Hospital, Mulund,
Arun Kumar Journalist It is true; in every party whether Congress or others, everyone is giving first preference to their family members; so what’s wrong if Modi is calling Rahul Gandhi a ‘Shehzada’. Readers wishing to participate in ‘Opinions’ may send us their name, day-time telephone number with a passport-size photograph to email@example.com Your Subject line must be: opinion
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where Gineshwari was diagnosed with SPEN. “We were told that the surgery needs to be done as soon as possible. We were also told that this is a risky surgery. It was scary when we were asked to sign the consent form,” said Vastimal. But placing their trust on God and the doctors, Gineshwari’s family went ahead with the surgery and much to their relief, it was a success. “Gineshwari is fine now. She will be discharged by November 8 or 9 and will then return to Rajasthan,” said an emotional Vastimal. Giving out the medical details, Dr. Gandhi said, “It was a four kilogram tumour with dimensions of 12x10x10 cm, located at the head of the pancreas. The surgery lasted for eight hours and there was 100ml blood loss. SPEN is a very uncommon, low grade, malignant neoplasm that is usually found in young women. The reported incidence of this tumour is only one per cent of all pancreatic tumours. We safeguarded all vessels. This is probably the first such surgery of this kind in Mumbai involving such a young patient.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Cong-Sena unite to support Campa Cola residents By A Staff Reporter
Afzal Hussain PR Executive Modi is attacking Rahul Gandhi to gain political mileage.
MUMBAI | MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
he Congress and Shiv Sena shared a common platform in a clearly bipartisan show of unity to save the Campa Cola residents from being rendered homeless. Over 800 people including Campa Cola residents and supporters came in large numbers to form a human chain at Marine Drive. Residents came out with plac-
ards appealing to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to intervene and save their home from being demolished. Milind Deora, Anil Desai and Aditya Thackeray also joined in support. Milind Deora, Member of Parliament, said, “As a union minister, I am putting my weight behind the Campa Cola residents in their fight to save their homes. He said that the
Campa Cola issue was a typical case which is a result of the collusion between the authorities and the builders in this state as well as various parts of the country. A housing bill is being considered to address such issues.” In the past he has said that he has taken up the issue with the Chief Minister and if need be, he would take up the matter with Sonia Gandhi.
Aditya Thackeray, Chief, Yuva Sena, for the first time made a public appearance in support of the residents of Campa Cola. Thackeray said, “We will try our best to save innocent residents from becoming homeless. We request the Chief Minister to take necessary action at the earliest in order to save the homes and lives of the Campa Cola residents. We have been supporting the
residents since the start and will continue to till the end.” While residents and supporters were silently forming a human chain, police arrested over 40 of them and put them into a police van. They were later released after the intervention of Anil Desai, MP, Shiv Sena. The residents have found support from various political parties and people across religious faiths.
TAITRA’s CSR campaign culminates in Taiwan By A Staff Reporter
he Bureau of Foreign Trade and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) organised the Taiwan Excellence Cares campaign this year, a CSR campaign which culminated in a glittering conference in Taipei, Taiwan last week. Aimed at promoting Taiwan Excellence brands in important emerging markets like India, Vietnam, Mainland China, Indonesia and Taiwan, the campaign this year combined consumer creativity and corporate social responsibility. With the message of spreading love and giving back to the society, the campaign began in June where US $1 was donated to World Vision for every person who signed up to participate from the five markets. With 56,650 registrants, $45,524 was donated to World Vision in each market. In the next stage, 20 participants were selected and asked to creatively combine Taiwan Excellence
Taiwan Excellence celebrity endorser Malaika Arora Khan with the top three contestants from India. products of their choice to create a donation package valuing at a total of $10,000 to help an NPO of their choice with a big idea that would make a difference. The top three participants from each market were awarded $2,000 and were also
given the opportunity to execute their proposals using the Taiwan Excellence products which was captured and showcased through documentaries at the conference. Taiwan Excellence Celebrity endorsers like Malaika Arora Khan
(India), Agni Pratistha (Indonesia), Thanh Hang (Vietnam), Paula Taylor (Thailand), Ariel Lin (Mainland China) and Michelle Chen (Taiwan) walked the ramp showcasing Taiwan Excellence products as well. The top three participants from India were Sree Rekha Reddy, Rizwan Siddiquee and Amit Borse from Hyderabad, Calcutta and Pune respectively. Peter W.J. Hwang, President & CEO of TAITRA said, “This major event covering five markets in Asia, has not only stirred up consumers’ passion and social awareness, but has also got the message across that Taiwan Excellence products can change people’s lives for good. It has successfully underscored the positive contributions made by Taiwanese products in different countries and has strengthened consumers’ awareness and understanding of products coming from Taiwan. We hope that this event will trigger people’s passion to contribute more to the greater good of society.”
In Mumbai, garbage wins the war
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Segregation of waste is a common practice in urban local bodies all over the world. While BMC has warned of strict action if citizens do not follow the ‘segregation order’, the civic body itself has not placed the required infrastructure for the purpose
By Gayatri Sahasrabuddhe and Vishnudas Sheshrao
hile one may be astonished at the amount of garbage that Mumbai city deals with per day –8,000 plus metric tonnes – even more surprising is the way that the garbage is dealt with. With time this figure is expected to go up to 10,000 metric tonnes per day. And yet, the answer to dealing with it seems to pile it up at the at the dumping grounds in Mumbai’s eastern suburbs of Deonar, Mulund and Kanjur Marg as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) lacks the necessary infrastructure to deal with this waste in a more permanent and environment-friendly manner. However, the BMC alone is not to be blamed. It is time for the citizens of this otherwise beautiful city to step up and take notice of the potential environmental hazard their everyday waste habits are causing. There are simple things that we can all do to help address the problem of garbage control, yet it seems to be impossible to motivate citizens to get started. Motivation seems to be the key in explaining why Mumbai has continually failed at disciplining itself in the enforcement of a system where garbage can be tackled in the most effective way. While citizens may be directed to separate their garbage, the fact that it seems to be merely a fig leaf covering the BMC’s own failures, ensures that this directive is almost universally flouted. After all, even when garbage is segregated at the domestic point of collection, the conservancy department trucks dump everything back together in full public view at the point of pick up, ostensibly to encourage rag pickers! Recently, the Solid Waste Management (SWM) department, responsible for the overall cleanliness and disposal of garbage in the city, sent notices to housing societies across wards, asking them to segregate dry and wet waste at society level. Those who did not comply with the order would be served a notice regarding fines. No society, however, has been so fined yet. However, notices regarding segregation of waste have been sent to societies across wards. “If the civic body levies any fine or sends notices to housing societies regarding the segregation of dry and wet garbage, I will be the first to sue the BMC”, said former leader of opposition in BMC and legislator Rajhans Singh. Segregation of waste is a common practice in urban local bodies all over the world. “What makes the difference is that the BMC had warned of strict action if citizens do not follow the order but the civic body itself had not placed required infrastructure for such segregation ”, said Rajhans. There are plenty of grandiose plans. The BMC had made a road map in phases for solid waste man-
‘The quality of life in the country will be gravely affected in the future, if the plethora of regulation concerning waste disposal is not effectively implemented,’ said R.A. Rajeev, Principal Secretary, Environment at Waste Management Seminar 2013, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry earlier last month. He added, ‘India currently produces more than 65 million tonnes of waste annually of which more than 90 per cent requires proper treatment.’ agement in the city. In the first phase, the civic body had put up a target of house to house collection of waste and its disposal, to be achieved by March 2014. The second phase – segregation of wet and dry waste, on pan city level – is to be achieved by March 2015. The civic body has also proposed efficiency of collection of solid waste and extent of scientific disposal of municipal solid waste but no deadline has been fixed for it so far. The segregation of waste notices were a part of this target. Deputy Municipal Commissioner (SWM) Prakash Patil admitted that two different processing units, each for wet garbage and dry garbage, are yet to be installed. Besides, the civic body needs to buy additional infrastructure like more compactors, vehicles and man power.
India Tech Excellence Award was awarded to the BMC for successful registration of Gorai project for CDM benefits. Prize was awarded to the BMC and received by former Municipal Commissioner Swadhin Kshatriya from former President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil. The Awards function was held at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) on October 27 along with the inauguration of the 12th World Innovation Summit and Expo comprising Constru India & Power India 2010. Patil said, “We have sent notices to hosing societies to create awareness among them. So far, no action has been taken or no fine has been levied against any society”. Sending such notices itself is a part of awareness, claims the BMC. Besides, the civic body also puts up advertisements in newspapers and posts banners across civic buildings pertaining to waste management. Patil added, “So far, we have been successful in segregating green waste (garden waste), silt and waste generated in hotels which account to 29 per cent of the total garbage in the city. By March 2015, we need to achieve the remaining 71 per cent target which includes segregation of waste at house-to-house level.” Councillors and experts think that segregation of solid waste at house to house level is quite difficult in the city. A good 70 per cent
MMRDA to a private company which has grossly failed to perform in previous projects”. Francin Pinto, Chairperson, Garbage Concern Welfare Society, who has been working along with her NGO to turn waste into wealth, says, “Mumbai needs at least 45 sq km or 1/10th of the city’s surface area to scientifically treat its waste!” Pinto feels that the root cause of the problem remains the Mumbaikar attitude. “People are indifferent towards the issue of garbage. They feel it is not their problem. This indifference has led to a lack of action. The issue of garbage and segregation needs to be hammered into people’s psyche. We need to stop blaming everyone. We need to make every citizen accountable for the waste he/she generates. We need to move from inaction to action.” Mumbai’s bureaucrats have opted for the centralised system, she points out, dumping garbage in one location, covering it up and then building real estate over it. Pinto feels that the problem of segregation and tackling Mumbai’s waste is manageable but will require tremendous work and a huge overhaul of the current waste management system. Apart from this, more awareness campaigns and the impetus for everyone to work together, hand in hand, is essential. She adds, “Mumbai has 24 wards and instead of dumping the entire city’s garbage in one site for treatment, commonly called a Centralised System, each ward could have its own Waste Management Area – a decentralised system which would reduce transportation costs and create resources within the ward like generating employment for individuals at the bottom of the pyramid”.
From inaction to action:
Segregation of garbage at source (whether it is enforced or not, is a good practice for all Mumbaikars to inculcate) into natural and manof the city’s population stays in made waste. The natural waste can slums and lives hand to mouth. be used for compost which could help to increase the green cover in the city. The man-made waste can be recycled and re-used. The 8,500 tonnes of garbage that the The separated garbage should be city generates every day has resulted picked up at different times to in mountains of garbage at the dump- avoid mixing (when mixed, it loses ing grounds, jeopardising environ- its resource value) ment and human health in the city. To contain these mountains, the civic body had planned the recycling of garbage and energy pro- For fiscal year 2013-14, the civic body duction from it. It had also given had allocated a Rs.1,913.43-crore tenders to contractors. However, budget for SWM. If the BMC spends according to Standing Committee just 10 per cent of its budget of SWM Chairman Rahul Shewale, “The on sensitisation, awareness and adstate government did not grant vocacy like sanitation/say no to open lease of land to establish projects, defecation programme, Mumbai and instead ordered an inquiry could recover 40 per cent of the waste under SIT on civic projects”. which is organic – daily 3,200 tonnes In a letter to the chief minister, – excellent for composting (average Shewale complained, “The state 320 tonnes of compost per day) or government awarded such projects biogas (which could light an average of recycling at Taloja through of 4,000 street lights).
The battle for recycling
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CLASSIFIEDS CHANGE OF NAME
My son, B. Ravi, son of Thiru L. Belli (late), born on 20th June 1981 (native place: Coimbatore), residing at 161, Sixth Street Extension, Gandhipuram, Coimbatore, shall hence forth be known as R. Rafi. Ajeema A (mother). Coimbatore, 23rd September 1998. C-20995 I have changed my name from Anoyara Khatun Sekh Taher Box to Anowara Khalil Sheikh vide affidavit dated 19-10-2013. C-20996 I have changed my name from Nasiruddin Abraruddin, to ‘Nasiruddin Abraruddin Sayyed’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-95205) Dated: 28/03/2013. C-20997
To Mrs. Alimunnisa Abdul Gani Ansari, Room No. 31, 3rd Floor, Maqba Bldg., 8 Sankli Street, 3rd Cross Lane, Mumbai-400 008. Madam, Sub: IN THE BOMBAY CITY CIVIL COURT AT BOMBAY S. C. SUIT No. 3293 of 2013 Nisar Ahmed Ansarie ... Plaintiff v/s The Chief Officer, M.B.R. & R. Board & Ors. ...Defendants Take notice that the Plaintiff abovementioned has filed the above suit against Chief Officer MBR & R Board & others including yourself as Defendant No. 4 for declaration that he is entitled to alternate accommodation in lieu of Suit Premises viz. Room No. 34, 3rd Floor, Muqba Building, 8 Sankli Street, 3rd Cross Lane, Mumbai 400008, admeasuring 254 sq. ft. (carpet) and for mandatory injunction and order, ordering and directing Defendants No. 1, 2, 3 & 5 or any one or more of them to execute agreement for alternative accommodation to be given in lieu of said Suit Premises in favour of Plaintiff and to hand over possession of such alternative accommodation to Plaintiff as and when the same is ready and for interim and adinterim relief of injunction restraining Defendants No. 1, 2, 3 & 5 from executing agreement for alternate accommodation in lieu of said Suit Premises in your favour or handing over possession of such alternate accommodation to you during pendency of the Suit and for ad-interim orders in said terms and costs. And take further notice that Plaintiff has taken out Notice of Motion No. 3049 of 2013 for interim and ad-interim relief in above terms. And take further notice that above Notice of Motion alongwith Suit will come up for consideration before Hon’ble City Civil Court in CR No. 10 on 19th day of November, 2013 when you are required to remain present personally or through Advocate able to answer all material questions relating to the Suit or who is accompanied by some other person able to answer all such questions and produce all your witnesses on that day and you will bring with you (or send by your Advocate) any document in your possession or power containing evidence relating to the merits of Plaintiffs’ case upon which you intend to rely in support of your case and you are hereby required to take further notice that in default of your appearance on the day before mentioned the Suit and Notice of Motion will be heard and determined in your absence. Bombay Dated this 24th day of October 2013 Sd/Registrar, City Civil Court, Mumbai.
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I have changed my name from Qureshi Anas Naeem Qureshi, to ‘Mohammed Anas Naeem Qureshi’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-5113) Dated: 17/05/2012. C-20998 I have changed my name from Supriya Jayavant Hiwalkar, to ‘Supriya Krishna Tari’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-38775) Dated: 03/10/2013. C-20999 I have changed my name from “Bhumikaben Hasmukhbhai Dhakan” to “Bhumi Viraj Soni” as per Affidavit dated 08/04/13. C-21000 I have changed my name from Suneetha Juliet Mathias to Sunitha D'Souza, as per the Affidavit. C-21001 I, Hussain date of birth 26.10.1992 presently residing in Dubai UAE holding Passport No A4495142 Issued at DUBAI on 12.05.1998 hereby make an oath and state as follows: I Hussain holder of Indian Passport No. A4495142 Issued at Dubai on 12.05.1998 resident of 68.Mohd. Apt. Road. Eby Castle, 3rd Floor Road 20, Bombay - 400003 and presently working/residing at Dubai UAE P.O.Box 6519 do hereby change my name from Hussain to Hussain Hozefa Madraswala with immediate effect. C-21002 I, Mufaddal date of birth 26.10.1992 presently residing in Dubai UAE holding Passport No A4495141 Issued at DUBAI on 12.05.1998 hereby make an oath and state as follows: I Mufaddal holder of Indian Passport No. A4495141 Issued at DubaI on 12.05.1998 resident of 68.Mohd.Apt.Road.Eby Castle, 3rd Floor Road 20, Bombay 400003 and presentlyworking/residing at Dubai UAE P.O.Box 6519 do hereby change my name from Mufaddal to Mufaddal Hozefa Madraswala with immediate effect. C-21003 I have changed my name from Sanjay Kumar Nemichand Jain to Sanjay Nemichand Jain as per the Affidavit. C-21004
I Aanchal D/o Amrik Singh Residing at A-6/64, Nabard Nagar, Thakur Complex, Kandivali(East), Mumbai 400 101.have changed my name from Aanchal to Aanchal Singh as per Affidavit dated : 25.10.2013 C-21005 We, Amrik Singh & Jaspreet Kaur Parents of minor daughter have changed her name from Muskaan to Muskaan Singh as per Affidavit dated : 26.10.2013. Residential Address: A-6/64, Nabard Nagar, Thakur Complex, Kandivali (East), Mumbai 400 101. C-21006 I have changed my name from Charubala Ajitkumar Mavani to Charu Ajitkumar Mavani as per Affidavit dated 25.10.2013 C-21007 I have changed my name from Diparani Maruti Londhe to Deeparani Vikas Sawant as per Affidavit dated 25.10.2013 C-21008 I have changed my name from Rameshchandra Manshi Jain to Ramesh Manshi Gada as per Affidavit C-21009 I have changed my name from Kaushal Mahendra Hariya to Kaushal Mahendra Haria as per Affidavit C-21010 I have changed my name from Pooja Ramesh to Pooja Ramesh Gada as per Affidavit C-21011 I have changed my name from Ramu Gopal to Ramu Gopal Patwa as per Affidavit C-21012 I have changed my name from Sumitra Narayan Padhi to Moushumi Swapan Dey as per Affidavit C-21013 I have changed my name from Sanjeev Kumar Anant Patil to Sanjeev Anant Patil as per Affidavit C-21014 I have changed my name from Prema Dharmchandra Patwari to Premlata Sobhagya Mehta as per Affidavit C-21015 I have changed my name from Priti Hitesh Haria to Preeti Hitesh Haria as per Affidavit C-21016 I have changed my name from Jain Hiteshkumar Mahendra to Jain Hitesh Mahendra as per Affidavit C-21017 I have changed my name from Bharat Parmanand Janiyani Janani to Bharat Parmanand Janyani as per Affidavit C-21018 I have changed my name from Nanasaheb Janu Sabale to Nana Janu Sabale as per Affidavit C-21019
MUMBAI | MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 I have changed my name from Jerome Jerry Viegas to Jerome Viegas as per Affidavit C-21020 I have changed my name from Xylza Jerry Viegas to Zylia Jerome Viegas as per Affidavit C-21021 I have changed my name from Saheba Alamgir Dair to Saiba Alamgir Dair as per Affidavit C-21022 I have changed my name from Naseem Jahan Khan to Naseem Khan as per Affidavit C-21023 I have changed my name from Abdul Samad to Abdul Samad Abdul Wahid Ansari as per Affidavit. C-21024 I have changed my name from Anvinash Vanmali to Avinash Dattatray Vanmali as per Affidavit. C-21025 I have changed my name from Chung Li Ying to Li Ying Sofia Huan Hsing Chung as per Affidavit. C-21026 I have changed my name from Abdulla Mondal to Abdulla Mandal as per Affidavit. C-21027 I have changed my name from Janardhan Srinivasulu Naidu to Nanak Srinivasulu Naidu as per Affidavit. C-21028 I have changed my name from Mrs. Sita Luxmi Koman Kumar to Mrs. Sita Lakshmi Koman Kumar as per Affidavit C-21029 I have changed my name from K Joseph Terrance Manohar to Joseph Terence Manohar as per Affidavit. C-21030 I have changed my name from Suresh Ramchandra Ghone to Suresh Rambhau Ghone as per Govt. of Maharashtra Gazette No X-18504. C-21031 I have changed my name from Ishankumar Hitendrakumar Shah to Ishan Hitendra Shah as per Affidavit dated 16th January, 2013. C-21032 I have changed my name from Hitendrakumar/Hitesh Jayantilal Shah to Hitendra Jayantilal Shah as per Affidavit dated 16th January, 2013. C-21033 I have changed my name from Rajeshreeben Hitendrakumar Shah to Rajeshree Hitendra Shah as per Affidavit dated 16th January, 2013. C-21034 I have changed my name from Damubhai/Damjibhai Thakarsi Makwana to Damji Thakarsi Makwana as per Affidavit dated 12th April, 2013. C-21035
I have changed my name from Miss Vandana Shashikant Desai to Mrs Anjali Uday Rajeshirke as per Affidavit dated 23rd October, 2013. C-21036 I have changed my name from Udaykumar Baliram Rajeshirke to Uday Baliram Rajeshirke as per Affidavit dated 23rd October, 2013. C-21037 I have changed my name from Hasmukhray. Purshottamdas Makwana to Hasumukh Purshottam Makwana as per Affidavit dated 23rd October, 2013. C-21038 I have changed my name from Jyotsna / Jtosna Vinod Jain to Joshana Vinod Jain as per Affidavit dated 01stAugust, 2013. C-21039 I have changed my name from Vinodkumar Bhabutmal Jain to Vinod Bhabutmal Jain as per Affidavit dated 01stAugust, 2013. C-21040 I have changed my name from Shashi / Shashibhai Maganlal Patel to Shashikant Maganlal Patel as per Affidavit dated 26th October, 2013. C-21041 I have changed my name from Salian Chinnayya Thewar to Cheliyan Tevar as per Affidavit dated 09thMay, 2013. C-21042 I have changed my name from Sinayya Salian Thewar to Chinniah Cheliyan Tevar as per Affidavit dated 09th May, 2013. C-21043 I have changed my name from Malika Salian Thewar to Malliga Cheliyan Tevar as per Affidavit dated 09th May, 2013. C-21044 I have changed my name from Ashok Kumar Vaishnav to Ashok Vaishnav as per Affidavit dated 26th October, 2013. C-21045 I have changed my name from Prabhudas Patel to Prabhu Patel as per Affidavit dated 26th October, 2013. C-21046 I have changed my name from Ninadkumar Pandit to Ninad Pandit as per Affidavit dated 26th October, 2013. C-21047 I have changed my name from Ryan Ashley Alexius Colville to Ryan Colville as per Affidavit dated 25th October, 2013. C-21048 I Ajay Lal Advocate have changed my name to Ajay Lal as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 25/10/13 C-21049 I Alpana Lal have changed my name to Alpana Saxena as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 25/10/13 C-21050
I Saroj Harshad Shah have changed my name to Smita Harshad Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 26/10/13 C-21051 I Miss. Anavi Mahesh Hirani have changed My Name to Miss Anvi Mahesh Hirani as Per Deed poll Affidavit dated: 26/10/13 C-21052 I Sudishkumar Shankar Shetty have changed my name to Sudesh Shankar Shetty as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 26/10/13 C-21053 I Shafiabee have changed my name to Rakiabi Mohammad Akhtar Khan as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 25/10/13 C-21054 I Mansi have changed my name to Ms. Mansi Deepakkumar Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 25/10/13 C-21055 I Atulkumar Ramlal Vishwakarma have changed my name to Atul Ramlal Vishwakarma as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21056 I Belim Amina Majidkhan have changed my name to Amina Majid Khan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21057 I Belim Majidkhan Jamalkhan have changed my name to Majid Jamal Khan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21058 I Felicitas Edna Zita D’souza have changed my name to Swati Subhash Brid as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21059 I Manjula have changed my name to Mrs. Manjula Deepakkumar Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated : 25/10/13 C-21060 I Pravinkumar Hemraj Jain have changed my name to Pravin Hemraj Jain as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21061 I Shobha Kumari Gamandimal Jain have changed my name to Shobha Pravin Jain as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21062 I Shaikh Wasim Akram have changed my name to Vaseem Akram Sheikh as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21063 I Hareshwariben Dhirubhai Patel have changed my name to Hareshwari Jayesh Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21064 I Jayeshkumar Jerambhai Patel have changed my name to Jayesh Jerambhai Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21065 I Patel Falgunibahen Thakorbhai have changed my name to Falguni Chetan Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-21066
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O finally the Election Commission of India (ECI) has bitten the bullet as it were and has come out with ‘reasonable restrictions’ on the use of Social Media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Apps and other Internet media
now used extensively by political parties and candidates. The restrictions, better known as Model Code of Conduct (MCOC) had been there already in place for campaigning during elections in respect of print and electronic media. What the EC has done is to simply extend the same provisions to broadly cover all aspects of social media. Social media buffs and critics are already up in arms over what they feel are attempts to gag their freedom of expression. But Article 19 of the Constitution, which guarantees that very same freedom, also stipulates that it be ensured with ‘reasonable restrictions’. However, the EC is treading into uncharted territory. Political parties and some politicians have taken to Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms because of their instant and wide reach within no time. Just the other day the NCP launched its chief Sharad Pawar’s blog ‘PawarSpeaks’. Then there are groups like Friends of Modi, while a politician like Shashi Tharoor’s penchant for tweets is well known. The EC by its own order admits that it will have to seek government help in regulating social media during elections especially if the
Pawar will change opinion on Rahul By A Staff Reporter
eacting to Sharad Pawar's advice for Rahul Gandhi that he should gain administrative experience first before trying to become Prime Minister, Congress has said it was ‘fully confident’ that the NCP leader would change his opinion after the elections. "We are not only confident, but also sure that Pawar will definitely change his opinion about Rahulji after the elections," Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant told PTI, last week.
posts and tweets are made by private individuals. It is here that the EC and the government have a problem on hand. In a bid to weed out fake accounts, the EC now seeks information about genuine accounts and identities. But how and when can it regulate those which are made by individuals and groups from outside the borders of the country? Will the restrictions also apply to innocuous comments by private individuals on politicians and political parties and will those also constitute political campaigning?
NCP chief Sharad Pawar TIME and again NCP chief Sharad Pawar has displayed how uneasy his relationship with the Gandhi family has been throughout his political career. Back in 1999, when it became abundantly clear that Sonia Gandhi was likely to take command of a faltering Congress, he walked out of the party citing her foreign origins, only to later on join hands with the very same Congress to forge the UPA government in 2004. Prior to 1999 he had an excellent chance of taking aim at the Prime Ministerial post with the help of the ramshackle third front which called the shots in national politics. Now again as the Con-
gress has slowly begun to project its vice president Rahul Gandhi, the unease is quite evident as he wants the Gandhi scion to prove his mettle before accepting any major responsibility and that he has declared he would not be part of any future Congress led government, signals his unease in working under some one too junior to him. But he had not let go of his secret craving for the coveted post. By sharing space with BJP's Nitin Gadkari and commenting there was nothing such as ‘political untouchability’, he made it clear that should there be a hung verdict in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he would not mind heading a third front led dispensation. Not to speak of the deft way he has further widened the divide within the BJP between Gadkari and his arch rival and his MCA election rival, Gopinath Munde.
Political Fireworks THE political mood in the state has already swung and turned festive with Diwali fast approaching. And with the countdown for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections already having got mixed up with the assembly elections for the five states, the festive season will surely see more political fireworks. The BJP rode a bullockcart to the office of Dr Madhav Chitale to submit suitcases filled with what they claimed were proofs of the Rs.70,000 irrigation scam. Will the BJP really ex-
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ing their roles with no real fire and brimstone. If that was not enough, as the week wound up last week, the BJP and NCP voiced their staunch opposition to any clemency being shown to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and brother of Congress MP Priya Dutt. BJPNCP seem to be strange bedfellows indeed when it comes to Sanjay Dutt. Yet a couple of days ago the BJP was dishing out proof of the
hasangh (BBM) leader Prakash Ambedkar rejecting its unilateral declaration of BBM being part of Congress alliance outright.
LITTLE did two time Congress MLA from Bhusawal Prashant Hamine | ADC assembly constituency Santosh Chaudhari realize that his dream of making a hattrick of sorts in the assembly elections would be cut-short with the Delimitation Commission reserving his seat as a Schedule Caste seat in 2009 elections. Poor Chaudhuri, in a desperate bid to keep things in his control, decided to nominate one of his own close confidants Sanjay Savkare to contest the polls. Little did he realize that Savkare would not only win the polls, but today also happens to be the Minister of State for Agriculture in Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan’s cabinet. A somewhat similar fate befell Maratha Mahasangh leader Shashikant Pawar who once was tipped to become an MLC from the NCP quota BJP’s Vinod Tawde rode a bullock cart to the office of Dr. Madhav Chitale. back in 1999. His laid back attitude did Pawar in and his ploit the issue to the hilt? Or irrigation scam that would ticket instead was pocketed as MNS chief Raj Thackeray have NCP ministers behind by his protégé Vinayak Mete has remarked in the past, bars if probed properly. For who later on went on to beboth the opposition and the the Congress, wooing poten- come an MLC! So much so ruling Congress-NCP al- tial allies has backfired with for not reading the direction Ma- of the political wind. liance appear to be play-act- Bharipa-Bahujan
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Youth held Bridge over the River Ulhas for kidnap, rape of minor I
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MUMBAI | MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
By Kaptan Mali
AJITA CO-OP HSG. SOC.LTD. Sant. Pandharinath Chaudhari Marg, Manvelpada,Virar (W). Tal-Vasai,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 6/11 /2013 at 3.30 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:
MUMBAI KE PYAAR MEIN
I LOVE MUMBAI’S free sapling distribution drive on Sunday at Marine Drive by Nana Chudasama, Dilip Walse Patil, Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly, actress Rashmi Nigam and Singer Shilpa Rao.
Village: Virar,Tal-Vasai, Dist-Thane. Survey No. 253
Hissa No. Area Sq. Mtr. 9/12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19/2, 3770.00 20/2, 22/2, 23, 24, 25, 26/2 ,27, 28, 29, 30 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, (Nitin Kale) 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Competent Authority & Thane (W). District Dy. Registrar, Date: 25/10/2013. Co-op. Societies, Thane.
DIWAN APARTMENT-3 CO-OP HSG. SOC.LTD. Navghar, Near Vasai Railway Station, Tal-Vasai, 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 12/11 /2013 at 12.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Village: Navghar, Tal-Vasai, Dist-Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 37 — 178,179, 3006.00 180 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, (Nitin Kale) 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Competent Authority & Thane (W). District Dy. Registrar, Date: 25/10/2013. Co-op. Societies, Thane.
CHANDRESH GODAVARI CO-OP HSG. SOC.LTD.
Notice hereby given on behalf of Asmita Elegance Chs Ltd., Having Address At Phase-I, Asmita Enclave, Naya Nagar, Mira Road (E)Dist Thane - 401107, that Late Miss SHAIKH NIKHAT BANO, a member of the society and holding Flat No. B-504, in the building of the society, died on 24/02/2012 without making nomination. The society hereby invites claims or objections from the heirs or other claimant or claimants/ objector or objectors to the transfer of the said shares and of Mrs. SHAIKH NISHAT, BANO EHTESHAM AHMED, within a period of 15 days from the publication of this notice, with copies of such documents and other proofs in support of his/her/their claims/ objections for transfer of shares and interest of the deceased member in the capital/property of the society, If no claims/objectioare received within the period prescribed above, the society shall be free to deal with the shares and interest fo the deceased member in the capital/property of the society in such manner as is provided under the bye-laws of the society and shall be transferred in the name of the heir of the deceased Miss SHAIKH NIKAT BANO.
our days after he allegedly eloped with a 17-year-old girl from Bhayandar, 22-year-old Nitin Kishan Dolare was nabbed from Pune by a team of personnel from the Navghar police station on Saturday. Dolare has been booked under charges of kidnapping and raping the minor girl. According to the police, a complaint was registered on Oct. 22 by the parents of the girl residing in Bhayandar (east) alleging that their neighbour Dolare who worked as driver had kidnapped their daughter. The police arrested the accused and rescued the girl from Pune. The girl was handed over to her parents and the accused has been booked under sections- 376, 363 and 366 (a) of the IPC. “The youth and girl knew each other and had apparently made plans to elope, however, she being a minor, the youth was booked,” police said.
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around seven months ago while walking on the road, stopped a group of young- Desale had unintentionally sters near Pendharkar Col- pushed one of the accused lege and enquired about and they had a minor scufwhat they were up to at that fle. On October 23, they saw Desale again outside a lodge late hour. When they couldn’t give a and beat him up with bamsatisfactory reply, the police- boos. After that they took men took them to the police him to an under-construcstation where they were tion building’s terrace and grilled. The youngsters re- killed him with a tile. They vealed the entire episode hid his body in a gunny bag and that they had killed and left the place. A missing complaint for Ganesh Desale (23), a resident of Ayre village in Dom- Ganesh was lodged in Tilak bivli east on October 23 and Nagar police station three hid his body on a terrace in days ago. Milind Patil, Senior Police an under-construction Inspector, Manpada Police building. The names of the accused Station said, “During night are: Sagar Nipani (22) Vaib- patrolling, our team interrohav Pawar (22), Amol Rakhse gated the accused when the (23), Shrikant Nerlekar (25) case of murder was exposed and a 17 year old minor. All which shocked all of us. We are residents of Azde village have recovered the body from the site and also arin Dombivli. According to the police, rested the accused.”
SCLR delayed till next March
M.M. ANSARI Advocate & Notary A-74, Shanti Shopping Centre, Mira Road (E), Dist. Thane
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Lodha Hevans, Nilaje, Dombivali (E),Tal-Kalyan, Dist-Thane.
Katrap Road, Badlapur (E), Tal-Ambernath, Dist-Thane.
DEEMED CONVEYANCE PUBLIC NOTICE
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 12/11 /2013 at 3.30 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: Village: Nalajepada, Dombivali, Tal- Kalyan, Dist-Thane. Survey No. Hissa No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. 107 & 233 3, 4, 5, 1 — 5750.00 Place: Vardhavat Mansion, (Nitin Kale) 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Competent Authority & Thane (W). District Dy. Registrar, Date: 25/10/2013. Co-op. Societies, Thane.
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 12/11 /2013 at 3.00 p.m. Those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Village: Katrap, Badlapur (E), Tal-Ambernath, Dist-Thane. Survey No.
Area Sq. Mtr.
Place: Vardhavat Mansion, 1st Floor, Shivaji Path, Thane (W). Date: 25/10/2013.
f everything goes as planned and unopposed by the locals, the residents of Diva, Dombivli and Kopar can soon expect a bridge on Ulhas River which will directly connect them with National Highway 3 i.e. Mumbai Agra Highway. At present residents of these areas have to detour of over 20 km via Shilphata Kalyan Road to reach Thane and NH3 which costs them time as well as fuel. The MMRDA has planned to construct a 1.2 km bridge on Ulhas River from Thakurli end to Mankoli on NH3 which will connect both the ends. In January this year, a team of MMRDA officials had visited the spot for the planning. At present there are 7.5 metres road till the coast of the river from both the sides which will also be broadened to 15 metres for which land survey needs to be done and
accordingly it will be acquired. The work on land survey will be started next week. The bridge will be constructed on suspension technology in which the pillars will be constructed on both the ends of the river only there will be no construction in the river. According to the local politicians, there are apprehensions about the possibility of opposition from the locals of Saravali and Mankoli villages whose lands may be used for the widening of the roads. A fund of Rs 45 crore has been allotted for the land acquisition only under the project out of the total 200 crore. Anand Paranjape, the Member of Parliament from Kalyan said, “From the next week the land acquisition survey will be started and if there is no issues then the global tender for the project will be issued by the MMRDA.
(Nitin Kale) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies, Thane.
completed by January end after which the work on ascanceling Diwali vacations phalting and installing lightfor its workers and hence has ing systems will take place. The 6.54 Km long SCLR not confirmed the date for rail block that will facilitate comprises of a doublethe launch of girders. How- decker flyover with the top ever, the Mumbai Metropoli- deck catering to traffic betan Region Development tween Amar Mahal junction Authority (MMRDA) has re- on Eastern Express Highway jected the contention arguing and Western Express Highthat the late showers had de- way at Vakola junction via layed its work to strengthen Kalina. The lower deck will the ground for placing heavy provide connectivity beduty cranes and had kept its tween Lokmanya Tilak Termachinery and girders in minus, Kurla Diary in Nehru place for the launch. Accord- Nagar from Kalina. The douing to sources, the MMRDA ble-decker link road project, contractor will require a rail which is being implemented block during early morning by the Maharashtra State hours of about one and half Road Development Corporahour to complete the launch- tion (MSRDC), is part of the ing of girders. MMRDA offi- World Bank-funded Mumbai cials disclosed that the work Urban Transport Project of launching of girders will be (MUTP).
MNS party workers get bashed up, jailed later
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MUMBAI | MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
By Zuber Ansari
he DN Nagar Police have arrested more than ten party workers of Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) who were beaten up by NRI businessman Raj Kundra’s bouncers after they allegedly ransacked his Filmalaya Studio at Seizure Road in Andheri (W) late on Saturday night. On Saturday when technical staff was shooting the super-fight league show inside the studio, around 8 pm, some MNS party workers allegedly entered the studio and after manhandling the lady staffers began vandalizing the studio. But Kundra’s security guard and around 20 bouncers thrashed the MNS men after which they got admitted into the hospital. The MNS party workers has gone to stop the shooting of the show after their demand for Rs.5 lakh was rejected by the show’s organizers. However, the MNS Cine Workers Association has rejected the allegations against their party
MNS Cine Workers Association President Amey Khopkar denied that his party men tried to extort money. He said the organizers had hired his association’s men for the show, but when they reached there, the organizers asked them to leave as foreigners were hired for the shooting. “When our party workers started arguing over the issue, Kundra’s bouncers started beating them, many of whom were beaten so badly that they are in hospital, but shockingly, the pomen and said blamed DN also beat up two male em- lice has taken FIR on their Nagar Police for favouring ployees, Saifee and Shakir complaint but when our Kundra’s bouncers after with canes and hockey party workers asked to register a FIR against them, the their complaint was not sticks. Following this, the MNS police refused. taken. All the MNS party workers According to PSI Sadashiv men were thrashed soundly have been booked under Sawant of DN Nagar police by Kundra’s bouncers. An eyewitness told said various sections of the IPC station, “we had arrested ten MNS party workers along the shooting of ‘super fight in two different FIR includwith Ghanshayam Parab league’ was going on in stu- ing rioting, molestation, who is the prime accused in dio when around 30 persons manhandling on duty police this case. Two different FIRs forcibly tried to force entry constables, extortion, ranhave been registered. As per during the show. When the sacking furniture, and othcomplaint filed by one bouncers tried to stop them, ers. All were produced Daniel Aeijek, more than 30 they started ransacking the before the court and sent to MNS party workers had equipment and vandalized police custody till Tuesday. manhandled women em- the place leading to ugly More arrests are likely in this case, PI Sawant said. ployees of the studio and clashes.
MBMC orders night shelter closure
US Consulate Gen. holds exhibition softball match Azad Shrivastav | ADC
By Suresh Golani/ Bhayandar
By a staff reporter
America Atul Nisar, actor Prateik Babbar, filmmaker Kailash Surendranath he US Consulate General, Mumbai and other guests took to the field for and Namaste America co-hosted an exhibition softball match. Dave an exhibition softball match and a Thoudam, a young filmmaker and special outdoor screening of the musician from Manipur opened the American documentary, ‘The Only exhibition match by singing, ‘Take Me Real Game,’ on Saturday last. The Out to the Ballgame’ in English and event was held in association with the Manipuri. After the match, the ConAmerican School of Bombay and the sulate hosted an outdoor screening of Mumbai City Baseball Association. ‘The Only Real Game’. Among others This year, the American documen- in attendance were the film’s Director tary entitled, ‘The Only Real Game’ Mirra Bank, Producer Muriel Peter, made its Asian debut at the Mumbai and Indian columnist Anil Dharker. ‘The Only Real Game’ documents International Film Festival. Previously, the film was named the best Docu- the work of a group of baseball-loving mentary Film at the New York Indian New Yorkers and two Major League Film Festival. Baseball Envoy coaches who team up In honuor of the film, Consul Gen- with Manipuri men, women and chileral Peter Haas, President of Namaste dren to share their love of the sport.
he Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has ordered the closure of a night shelter located in the Talao Road area of Bhayandar (east). The decision came after residents and the local BJP unit led by municipal corporator Rohidas Patil registered strong opposition saying the night shelter in their area had become a source of nuisance for students and people, especially the womenfolk residing in the vicinity. Run by a local NGO, the night shelter was operating from the ward office building of the MBMC which also houses a primary school, library, study centre and tax payment counters. “Though it was a good initiative, thanks to the callous attitude of the management, this particular shelter was nothing but a nuisance,” Patil had stated in his complaint to the municipal commissioner, raising a strong possibility of presence of anti-social elements who, under the guise of homeless people carry out their illegal activities. It should be noted that following the direction of the Supreme Court in 2011, the MBMC had started five night shelters for the homeless. However, it has now been alleged that some people seeking accommodation in night shelters continue to loiter in the area even during daytime and frequently involve themselves in noisy quarrels, disturbing the peace and tranquillity of the area. It may be recalled that a small time producer from Gujarat was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a night shelter in Kashimira some tame back.
Spurious milk: 9 arrested, including 5 women
By Zuber Ansari
fenders, a team raided their shanties and caught them special Squad of Deputy while the adulterations. All the accused were reCommissioner of Police Zone XI Dr Mahesh Patil has lated to one another and seized more than 800 litres of were carrying on this dubious spurious milk and arrested activity for long time. Patil said, “We were innine people, including five women, from three different formed by our ‘khabris’ about locations in his jurisdiction the spurious milk racket in our jurisdiction, hence a on Sunday, early morning. Keeping in mind the up- squad was formed only to coming Diwali festival, the nab these adulterators in demand for milk and its al- Malad, Kandivali and Borivali lied products is rising, and areas, It was necessary to act anti-social elements seized against them because in the the opportunity by adulterat- greed for money, they are ing milk and sweets made playing with the health of the common man.” from it. “We have booked them The raid was conducted on the basis of information from under Food and Drugs AdChikkuwadi, Shimpholi in ministration (FDA) act, and Kandivali and Poisar in Bori- we are still keeping a close vali, and after keeping a close watch in the area,” Patil eye on the activity of these of- added.
Bag thief, beaten by mob, dies after being arrested By Zuber Ansari A 22 year-old bag lifter was caught red-handed along with his colleague by the visitors in NESCO ground in Goregaon (E) on Saturday evening when he was trying to rob a bag from a visitor during the exhibition. He was then beaten up by the mob and handed over to the Vanrai Police, but shockingly, late at night the robber complained of stomach pain. The cops took the accused to the hospital but he was declared dead on arrival, allegedly under police custody. His death has raised many question as he was under the custody of Vanrai Police from evening till late night. It is suspected that he may have been beaten up the constables on duty. The Crime Branch is now conducting an
investigation on Constable Chandrakant Tambe and will submit their report in a few days. According to police sources, deceased robber Manoj Salvi hailing from Pune entered the NESCO exhibition centre along with his colleague Prakash Chavan (20) to commit robbery, but they were caught by passersby while trying to rob a bag and handed over to the Vanrai Police. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone XII Pravin Patil said, “Late at night, accused Manoj Salvi complained of stomach pain. He was taken to Bhagwati hospital but was declared dead on arrival. No one had beaten him and if inquiry report says he died due to the beating by our policeman, action will be taken.”
08 CITY Cong reminds Pawar of coalition dharma By Prashant Hamine
ongress has once again sought to remind its ruling ally the NCP and its chief union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar of adhering to coalition dharma. Addressing party conclave at Panvel in Raigad district on last Saturday, MPCC president Manikrao Thakare remarked that the Congress has always believed in having alliance with like-minded political parties. He however added that the coalition partners should adhere to the coalition dharma and extend their cooperation to the Congress. In an another statement, MPCC spokesperson Sachin Sawant has further cornered NCP chief Sharad Pawar over his terse remark wanting Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to prove his political and administrative acumen before vying for top post. Pawar had also remarked that he would not like to be part of any future Congress led UPA government. Sawant in a statement issued yesterday remarked that the Congress not only believes but is also confident
that Pawar would definitely change his views after the elections are over. In an apparent dig at Pawar quitting the Congress in 1999 citing foreign origin issue of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Sawant sarcastically remarked that Pawar had similarly later changed his views. Meanwhile, senior NCP leader and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar has declared that the NCP would contest 22 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 general elections. Both the ruling coalition partners have been at loggerheads with each other over who should contest how many seats out of the 48 Lok Sabha seats.
Young Mayor, High Goals!
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A little over a year after NCP’s Catlin Pereira took over as MBMC's fifth Mayor at the age of 32, she is busy interacting with citizens and inspecting developmental works in the twin-city. She turns 33 on Monday and a stream of supporters have already made a bee-line to wish the first citizen. Suresh Golani, tried to unravel the Mayor’s mind and find out her achievements and future goals. What are your achievements as a Mayor? Augmentation of existing water supply and chalking out an elaborate long term plan to put a permanent end to the water woes of the area. Welfare schemes for widows and under-privileged women, JNNURM approval for funding 100 new buses which will enhance public transport services, better health care and education facilities and last but not the least an accountable and transparent civic governance ensuring zero tolerance to corruption.
Do you foresee a threat from the BJP-led opposition? It is my strong belief that it’s the duty of the opposition to pin-point anomalies, but frankly speaking, some selfcentred leaders have a single point agenda- upset the smooth functioning and throw spanners in the development works. Above all it is the communal and religion based agenda which is disturbing. I am here to serve one and all, be it from the ruling party or from the opposition, corporators are treated equally. However, any illogical behaviour by Any future plans or projects and speedy completion of veloping the region, right selfish one’s who defy the existing projects including from the gram panchayat value of sportsman spirit will to upgrade civic facilities? To be honest, there are issues the under-ground sewerage regime. On the virtue of his not be tolerated. We are the goodwill I enjoy the support proud recipients of the love which need to be sorted out- system. of senior NCP and Congress and faith shown by the peoWe have been assured for an in-principle nod for dump- Who has been your source leaders who have extended ple who have already sent a ing garbage at Taloja, but ef- of inspiration and support? their co-operation whenever strong statement to me faforts were on to shift Uttan’s My father and our legislator, I needed. Not to forget my ther's political adversaries waste process plant to some Mr. Gilbert Mendonca tops colleagues, officials, party trying to making desperate other suitable place. Other the list. He rules the heart of workers, family members and unsuccessful attempts projects include- developing the common man by playing and also the media which to dethrone the NCP from the region. amenities on reserved plots an instrumental role in de- has always stood by me.
State govt allocates mega STILL IN THE DARK budget for railway projects
Diwali is the festival of lights, but with MU yet to declare dates of practical and viva exams, BMM students are
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t a press conference on Sunday, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chauhan announced that the State Government is coming up with a central policy where the State Government will pay 50 per cent of the amount for the railway projects. In case of problems related to encroachment of slums for railway corridor projects, MMRDA projects and land development for airports, Chauhan said that the state government will give 50 per cent of the land plus budget. Chauhan mentioned that work on the third and fourth line between Virar-Dahanu road, fifth and sixth line between Borivali and Virar, third and fourth line between Kalyan –Kasara and KalyanKarjat have been proposed. According to Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Minister for Railways, commuters complain that the railways should introduce more trains for the comfort of passengers at a lesser cost. “We will introduce more trains. The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation Ltd (MRVC) along with the introduction of first stainless steel EMU rake under MUTP-2 launched the Trespass Control Works on Mumbai Suburban Railway System at Dadar, Kurla, Kanjur Marg, Thane, Thakurli, Kalyan on Central Railway and at Dadar, Kandivali, Borivali,
Bhayender, Vasai Road and Nallasopara on Western Railway. According to Kharge, “The current problem of encroachment on slums for various rail corridor projects will be resolved through negotiation.” Some of the salient features of the new EMU rake are: wider windows with polycarbonate louvers for panoramic view. Stainless steel luggage rakes with user-friendly improved profile. The new rake will save an estimated 35 per cent energy due to re-generating braking. The new rake is first of its kind stainless steel coach designed with stainless steel straight sidewall and stainless steel panel of roof. It has an
aerodynamic profile of driving cab for better aesthetics and energy conservation. The roof is mounted with forced ventilation system which will supply 16,000 cubic m/hr fresh air to add to comfort of passengers. The new rake has a Passenger Information System with double sided displays for enhanced visibility of on-board passenger information. On Sunday, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chauhan and Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge flagged off 11201 LTT-Ajni( Nagpur) Weekly Express,11205 LTTNizamabad Weekly Express and 11017 LTT-Karaikal Weekly Express. firstname.lastname@example.org
hile students from various under-graduate courses are currently appearing for their fifth semester board exams and are also doing some planning for their vacations, the Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) students are a tensed lot. Though their board examinations will be ending next week and Diwali vacations will begin, they have no clue about the dates of their practical and viva examinations. As none of the professors has finalized the date, Diwali holidays will be more stress than enjoyment for them. As per the syllabus and examination pattern of the Third Year Bachelor of Mass Media (TYBMM), in the fifth semester, students have two practical subjects, Newspaper and Magazine Making (Journalism specialization) and Ad-Design (Advertising specialization). These two subjects are practical subjects, for
which an external examiner is sent by the varsity to conduct the exams, which involve presentations of practical projects and viva examinations. Every year, the dates for these are declared well before the BMM semester board examinations, but this year, the varsity has been unable to announce them and they may well be scheduled immediately after vacations, leaving students in no mood to enjoy their holidays. Talking to the ADC, a student who did not wished to be named, said, “Even though our exams will be over and Diwali vacations will start, we BMM students cannot go out of the city for vacations as dates for practicals have not yet been declared by MU. If the dates are announced all of a sudden, we may not be in a position to return in time and could end up losing a year. It seems that our vacations will just see us biting our nails, waiting for the dates of the exams.” In the first week of October, the Board of Studies of BMM had conducted meeting for the practical subjects where Dr. Ancy Jose, Head of BMM, MU, stated that the practical examinations would be conducted after the Diwali vacations. The ADC contacted Dr Naresh Chandra, Pro Vice Chancellor, MU, who said “We will be declaring the dates as soon as possible and students need not be tensed as the varsity will see to it that their vacations are not affected by this.”
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Higher FSI and speedier government clearances will be needed to boost infra investment By Prashant Hamine
igher Floor Space Index (FSI) and speedier government clearances for infrastructure projects will eventually lead to their delivery on time and reduce the cost of housing stock, opined Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) metropolitan commissioner UPS Madan and MCHICredai president Vimal Shah.
They said this while participating in a panel discussion on, “Transforming Mumbai to be a world city” organized by the Press Club, Mumbai held here yesterday. Taking part in the discussion, Madan announced that Mumbaikars will not have to wait till next year for the commissioning of the first phase of the Metro rail and Mono rail. He stated that the Mumbai Metro One Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor and the Chembur-Wadala segment of the Mono rail should be operational by December this year itself. He admitted that the city has been steadily losing its glamour and because until a decade ago no thought was given to augment its infrastructure. MCHI-Credai president
MMRDA Metropolitan Commissioner U.P.S. Madan during a test-run of the Monorail, in this file picture. Vimal Shah demanded that the government increase the FSI to 9 in areas close to transit corridors so as to bring in the walk-to-work culture. He said that the current lack of availability of affordable
Teachers can’t be compelled to work for Economic Census: HC By A Staff Reporter
Central Government) has no connection with education," uling that teachers cannot the judges observed. "The mandate of section 27 be compelled to work as supervisors in the Sixth Eco- of Right of Children to Free nomic Census, the Bombay and Compulsory Education High Court has struck down a Act is that no teachers shall be show-cause notice issued to a deployed for non educational school teacher for refusing to purposes other than the decennial population census, perform such duty. According to a PTI report, disaster relief duties or duties the judgement was delivered relating to elections to the by Justices A.S. Oka and Revati local authority or State LegisMohite Dhere recently on a latures or Parliament as the petition filed by Ramnath case may be," the bench said. The population census reMote, a teacher employed with a school in Bhiwandi, ferred to in section 27 is the who had challenged the show- Census conducted under the cause notice issued to him by provisions of the Census Act, the Joint Census Commis- 1948, and Rules framed therein. This exercise was unsioner. "It cannot be disputed that dertaken in 2011, the judges the work of Sixth Economic remarked. Perusal of GovernCensus (financed fully by the ment Resolution dated Sep-
tember 25 shows that Sixth Economic Census has nothing to do with the Census under the Census Act, 1948. Under section 27 of the said Act, the teachers can be deployed for work of population census under the Census Act and not for Sixth Economic Census. The Sixth Economic Census is being carried out in exercise of powers under the collection of Statistics Act, 2008, as is clear from the show cause notice dated October 10, said the judges. "Suffice to say that the work which is sought to be assigned by Joint Census Commissioner to teachers will not fall in the exemption carved out in section 27 of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act," the bench said. Azad Shrivastav | ADC
LET THERE BE LIGHT… Sangita Bhujbal, a housewife and resident of Dadar, is making Diwali lanterns for the upcoming Diwali festival. The lantern, a symbol of light, knowledge and good spirit, is considered to be an auspicious symbol in Hindu mythology.
housing was due to the Rent Control Act that froze rents, and the Urban Land Ceiling Act which in fact encouraged land owners to promote slums on land which would have got them meager re-
turns from the government. Shah stated that real estate prices can only come down when there is adequate supply of housing stock to meet the demand. Shah added that business districts like Nariman Point and Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) have been created without adequate transport infrastructure in place. He also stressed upon the need for speedier issuing of government clearances to 60 days from usual two years which will reduce capital costs thereby reducing real estate prices. Noted transport expert Ashok Datar opposed the idea of developing the hinterlands of Panvel and Uran across the Mumbai coast without ensuring proper development guidelines. He
said that at present, investment in real estate in this region has become idle investment that fetches no returns. He also slammed the concept of granting free parking space in real estate which according to him was taking up much needed space that could be used to build affordable housing. Datar mooted the concept of making some roads inaccessible to cars. Madan admitted that the concept of water transport has not been explored to ease traffic congestion on roads. Replying to queries he said that the delay in the execution of infrastructure projects in Mumbai has been because of heavy congestion in the area where infrastructure projects are being carried out. email@example.com
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Ponder awhile... “It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence.” — Mahatma Gandhi
AAP has good chance in assembly poll O
NLY a few month ago, the assembly poll prospects for the Congress in Delhi were far from good. The corruption charges against the Congress would have been exploited by the BJP and this would have helped it win. Even those who prepared prepoll opinion exercises concluded that the Congress chances were dim and in all probability the BJP would win. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has now one more opponent in the poll fray. The emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is posing a big challenge to her. The AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is adopting new and novel methods of conducting the election campaign: He has started the poll campaign with a fast. Kejriwal and his men are going from door to door and enquiring about the problems of residents who are at last getting some hope that some of their problems might be solved. And Kejriwal is not selecting the candidates: He is asking the people to choose the candidate they want. Arvind Kejriwal has made a good impression on voters of Delhi. Delhi voters cannot forget the savage way the police dealt with peaceful, innocent demonstrators during the ‘Nirbhaya’ rally. Thus, most of the people may not vote for Sheila Dikshit’s party. And Arvind Kejriwal, who has already won over the Delhi voters, is most likely to defeat both the Congress and the BJP in the ensuing election and come to power!
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NLESS he lives in a cocoon, blissfully oblivious to the popular reaction to his speeches on the stump, he will immediately dump whoever is advising him to harp on ‘me, my family, mummy, father, grandmother’ et al. It grates on the nation’s ears. Ordinary people are concerned with more mundane, existentialist matters such as the price of onions and more humble veggies. Maybe even a mention of those humongous scams which have eaten hugely into the public purse would help him connect with the voters in the Assembly polls. But working on the tear ducts of the people as an electoral strategy is doomed to fail. For, not only were the murders of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi duly exploited on the polling booth in the past, the majority of voters would have but only a vague memory of those tragic killings. To make the point clear for the Gandhi scion, let us take an example from Bollywood. Whether it is the Bimal RoyDilip Kumar classic, Devdas, or the modern Ramesh Sippy-Dharmendra-Amitabh opus, Sholay, exhibitors would be foolish to expect full houses were they to screen these superduper hits of an earlier era in circa 2013. Past is for the old dodos. Younger generations prefer to live in the present. With nearly two-thirds of the electorate below the age of forty, its concerns are necessarily about education, employment, inflation, even law and order, but certainly not about the circumstances attendant upon the assassinations of Rahul’s father and grandmother. As for the older generation of voters, those murders were the tragic culminations of wrong-headed policies the Congress governments had pursued for its narrow political ends. The creation of twin Frankenstein, it should be remembered, of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Velupilai Prabharkaran of Tamil Tigers was the handiwork of the selfsame governments. Besides, the vice-president of the Congress Party seems to have mixed up militancy with communalism. Both Bhindranwale and Prabhakaran led terrorist outfits. Both were initially encouraged by highly-placed elements in the Congress Party for partisan ends. Both were killed by the armed forces of their respective countries. But when their erstwhile protectors in New Delhi turned hostile, they showed no compunction in targeting them. Period. Thus, a fresher course in modern history would do no harm to the backroom advisers of the heir apparent. But it would be immensely better if they left the highly divisive role of the Gandhi governments well alone and addressed the everyday concerns of the aam aadmi. In the absence of a coherent strategy to convince the voters how the party of numerous scams and misgovernance intends to turn a new leaf, resorting to emotional appeals would not pay any electoral dividend.
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If the objective behind harping on ‘me, him desperate.’ And E. Rajamumar Arulanandham of mummy, daddy, grandmother’ is to remind the voters of the sacrifices made by the Fam- Palayamkkottai tells Rahul not to mention ily — which, of course, it is, — Rahul Gandhi about the killings of his family members and will do well to recall what Vijaylakshmi Pan- instead talk of `corruption and scams that dit had famously said back in 1977. Respond- have tarnished the image of the Congress.’ And the fifth and last letter from S.V. ing to Indira Gandhi’s electoral pitch about ‘sacrifices’ made by her paternal family, Jawa- Venkatakrishnan of Bangalore, had this to harlal Nehru’s sister had pointedly retorted say: ‘Rahul’s claim that he too may be killed that the Nehru-Gandhis had been rewarded one day like his father and grandmother was far in excess of all that they might have done a poor strategy…’ Amen. for the country! Indeed, you cannot imagine any member of the Family attaining such stupendous success and living in such regal style were JP leader Arun Jaitley, who recently spent she/he to join any other profession. Politics, a fortnight in New York, was pleasantly incidentally, requires no formal education or surprised to find that the Narendra Modi phetraining. It is the only profession where ac- nomenon has gripped the NRIs as well. He was inundated by requests for dinner- and luncheon- speaking assignments where the uppermost question on the minds of the hosts was the rise and rise of Modi. Though the BJP always had a strong base among the North American Indians, the kind of fervour for the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate was extraordinary. A Friends of Modi organization has been active for sometime now. It has drummed up support for Modi in the social media as well as in the US Congress. It helps that some of the most successful NRIs are Patels with origins either in Gujarat or East Africa. They are hardcore Modi supporters. In Virendra Kapoor fact, if there was a contest between Modi and tual achievement can far outstrip one’s in- Rahul Gandhi among the NRI community, trinsic merit. Cast around the political the Gandhi scion will be thrashed by a fourlandscape to figure out how many of past and fifths margin. present chief ministers and ministers would have made a mark outside of the world of politics. Should Rahul Gandhi be in doubt about the sagacity of the well-intentioned advice, ERE is a tip for the most prolific user of we can do no better than to suggest that he the RTI route to keep the authorities on scan through the readers’ column of newspa- its toes. Subhash Chandra Aggarwal of pers. Two days after he gave a tutorial about Chandni Chowk, Delhi, who has so far asked his family to his audiences in Rajasthan, 6,000-odd questions under the RTI law, ought menacingly rolling up the kurta sleeves every to ask if K.C. Pant, Deputy Chairman of the few minutes, a national daily, by no means Planning Commission under Prime Minister friendly towards the BJP, ran a series of letters Vajpayee, had ever accompanied the latter on from its southern base. We take note of the his numerous visits abroad. few here. While at it, he must also ask how many Wrote K. Venkata Rao from Secunderabad: times has Montek Singh Ahluwalia, the cur‘I am amused on reading Rahul Gandhi’s rent Deputy Chairman of the Plan panel, not statement in Rajasthan that the Congress repeat not accompanied Manmohan Singh unites and the BJP divides people… all polit- on his official trips abroad. Ahluwalia has ical parties divide on the basis of caste, com- sought to always punch above his weight munity, religion, region…’ while his patron, Manmohan Singh, has alAnd H.R. Bapu Satyanarayana from ways punched far below his institutional Mysore: ‘Rahul’s emotional pitch — referring weight. Small wonder, then, the joke in Luto his grandmother’s and father’s assassina- tyens’ Delhi is that Montek is the son Mantions and saying even he may be targeted — mohan never had. was obviously meant to gain sympathy. Such By the way, did you notice that Ahluwalia tactics may boomerang on him…’ rose in defence of the Prime Minister in the P. Raghunath from Hyderabad had this to coal scam FIR against Kumarmangalam Birla say: ‘Rahul appears to be confused. That a and former coal secretary P.C. Parakh. Noprime minister-aspirant should make an body of import in the Congress Party did. We emotional speech… is surprising. His party’s do not think it was any part of the official declining popularity seems to have made functions of the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission. But, then, the Ahluwalis, husband and wife, have ingratiated themselves with Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, by doing exactly such things, haven’t they?
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Mahatma Gandhi on Leadership “I
am but a struggling soul yearning to be wholly good, truthful and non-violent in thoughts, word and deed, but ever failing to reach the ideal which I know to be true. I admit it is a painful climb, but the pain of it is a positive pleasure for me. Each step upward makes me feel stronger and fit for the next.” “When I think of my littleness and my limitations on the one hand and of the expectations raised about me on the other, I become dazed for the moment, but I come to myself
as soon as I realize that these expectations are a tribute not to me, a curious mixture of Jekyll and Hyde, but to the incarnation, however im-
MATTER & SPIRIT perfect but comparatively great in me, of the two priceless qualities of truth and non-violence. I must, therefore, not shirk the responsibility of giving what aid I can to fellow-seekers after truth from the West.”
And finally, Internet chatter
CCORDING to an apocryphal story doing the rounds on the social media, a regional reporter asked Narendra Modi, “ Why don’t you marry an American, your visa problem will be automatically solved?” Pat came the reply: “Some forty-five years ago, an Indian had married an Italian and the nation is still paying a price for it.” Samajh Gaye Na?
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Farewell to the man with the golden voice MANNA Dey – possibly the last legendary singer in Bollywood – has finally bid the world adieu. The singer, with outstanding talent, had contributed immensely to Bollywood in the past with several memorable numbers, the most romantic of which was ‘Pyaar Hua Ekrar Hua’. Others like ‘Laga Chunri me daag’, ‘Sur na saje’, ‘Ek chatur naar’, ‘Aye mere pyaare watan’, ‘Tu pyaar ka saagar hai’ and others were perfect examples of his golden voice which aptly fit songs with a social message. This singer was also awarded the highest award in Bollywood i.e. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007. With his demise, the battalion of yesteryear male singers has
reached its end. May his soul rest in peace! — Bhavesh Jani, Nalasopara
MANNA Dey, Indian cinema’s Golden Voice has gone just as the industry is celebrating 100 years of existence. And with his demise, a melancholic vacuum has been created. This is a big loss and no one can bring back the melodious moments he created. At 94 Dey was the seniormost among the musicians of India and this legendary figure lent his voice to several heroes of his time creating songs that still linger in our minds. His death doesn’t mean the passing away of ADIEU! With Manna Dey’s passing away, the just a singer but the end of an era. Indian film industry has lost its golden voice.
tics, a few limericks grip me. Here Only the other day, Narendra Modi goes one: took a dig at the ASI’s excavation at No more Mantra Unnao for gold, and said that the God men want political ‘swanwhole world was laughing at us. tantra’ However, in the last few days, he has They want to join a party been singing the praise of the How else will they have a party? Swami, “saluting his austerity and It’s time for a wordly Tantra renunciation and mentioning how Hurry home lakhs of devotees have had deep Replaces Hari Om faith in him for many years”, as one There is a hurry commentator put it. The reason for To make some curry Hurry home What if a Godman becomes a minister What will he administer? Onions will turn cheap Vegetables will be available in a heap But Gurudakshina will be needed for the minister
Govt, the State Govt, or the descendants of the Rajah? The matter may result into a protracted legal battle between the claimants. Will the common man in the street become the real beneficiary of the bonanza, or will the unscrupulous politicians compete with each other to grab the spoils in order to stash them in foreign banks? — Arun Malankar, Santa Cruz
Even as Mohd. Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar were being celebrated by the music fraternity, Manna Dey not only made his presence felt, but also had his musical brilliance acknowledged by many musical geniuses. Can the present generation, though, truly understand this legendary personality’s worth? — C.K.S. Maniam, Sion
I was profoundly saddened about the sudden demise of musical maestro Manna Dey, who passed away in Banglore at the age of 94. With his passing, it feels like an era Indian music has ended. His association with the film industry has minium factory, as the whole process went in line with the federal norms. However, an question that will keep bothering the public at large is how the chief investigating agency of a country like India went wrong, thereby eroding its very credibility. If these sorts of things
spread over several years and he has given immense pride to Bollywood movies through his unique voice. He will live on through his songs. He was a distinct musical maestro and sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Malayalam, Punjabi, kannada and Bhojpuri. He has left behind several great songs with a profound classical approach which will inspire the new generation. He was honored with the Padmashri in 1971 and later with the Padma Bhushan. He was also honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke award in 2007 and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. With his death, not only has music been robbed of its finest singing talent, but the industry has also lost one of its most loved voices. May His Soul Rest In Peace. — Probir Kumar Bose, New Panvel
keep happening, there will be a stage when IAS officers will refrain from taking any such decisions in the future, resulting in endless red tapism. -Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai
Don’t ruin Diwali
NOISE pollution is a big concern during Diwali and increased decibel levels don’t just affect the aged and the sick but animals as well. Noisy firecrackers should not only be banned but people using — Altaf H Ladiwala, Bandra them inspite of the restrictions should be fined and punished. With technology developing and innovative firecrackers being availI welcome the government’s pro- able in the market these posal for the communal violence days, people should be LETTER OF bill which is to be produced in the encouraged to celebrate THE DAY winter session of parliament. This is in large groups with innoparticularly because we are a coun- vative firecrackers that light up the try which has been racked by com- skies without noise. These crackers munal violence in the name of caste may be a little costly but people can and religion and has seen blood- share the cost if they are celebrating shed in the past. Making this an of- in a group. Bursting a lot of expensive firefense and taking swift action will help strike at the heart of the prob- crackers is a waste of money and lem. I strongly feel that care should people should instead use it to buy be taken that the bill is not a further sweets and clothes for the poor and exercise in one-upmanship seen lighting up their lives. Exchanging commonly when contenders are greetings and gifts is a far better preparing for a no-holds barred idea than polluting the environcontest with an unimaginably huge ment by creating noise and air polstake. It is hoped that this bill is not lution to celebrate Diwali. seen as vote-bank politics and all Wishing a safe and noise free Diparties irrespective of any ideology wali to all the readers of your esmust support it to create confi- teemed publication! dence among the minorities who — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon are always the target of communal violence for last several years. It is hoped that the bill will serve as a timely weapon to deal with the situ- The observations in ‘A clean, noration. mal practice’ (ADC, Oct 21), in the — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai light of the industrialist Kumar M Birla’s recent news on his inappropriate obtaining of the coal block license, which occurred eight years The ongoing treasure hunt for the ago, are intriguing and true. This is yellow metal raises a few pertinent seen in most cases where the blame questions: is conveniently pinned on the secIs it just a matter of coincidence retary who is generally an IAS offithat the action on the vision seen by cer thereby covering the concerned the Sadhu was immediately taken minister. In this case, the coal secby the GSI and the ASI, virtually retary P.C. Parakh has been found to within a gap of 24 hours? be not involved at all. However, he If indeed the vision comes true, is fortunate that our PM has finally then will it prove to be a set-back for opened his mouth in a jiffy indicatthe Anti-Superstition movement? ing thereby that there was nothing Who will get the actual posses- wrong in this allocation of the coal sion of the treasure trove, the Union block for Birla’s Hindalco Alu-
U-TURN: Modi’s U-Turn from his dig at the ASI about the excavation at Unnao could be the result of being confronted about the black money hoarded by ministers. his sudden U-turn seems to be the open letter which the Swami had reportedly sent to him asking why the Lotus party did not make any attempt to bring back the black money stashed in Swiss banks if it felt so strongly about it when it was in power. It would have been better if NaMo had not commented on the gold-digging because it is not based on the Swami’s dream alone. The ASI also hopes to find objects of archaeological interest in the fort area and the Geological Survey of India has also detected the presence of non-magnetic metallic materials in the area at some depth using its geophysical methods. As a geologist I would like to point out that deepdrilling for oil is carried out spending crores of rupees only on the basis of such subsurface data and it is a ‘wild-cat’ exercise in which only two or three of ten drill holes may prove oil-bearing. Similarly at Unnao, this gamble need not be pooh-poohed yet. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane
Good God(men)! With more Babas (Godmen) keeping faith on hold and joining poli-
How did it go wrong?
FUTILE TALKS: The ceasefire violations at the LoC have increased after talks between the PMs of the two countries, thus proving that talking to Pakistan is a futile endeavour. AS reported, Pakistan is conducting a lot of ceasefire violations fearlessly and with impunity. In fact, after the talk between the Prime Ministers, the ceasefire violations have increased. Although we are a large country, we seem to be a spineless, toothless and sluggish giant that Pakistan does not fear at all thus allowing them to wage a proxy guerilla type of war against us by which it can bleed us without damaging itself. Our leaders do not even care about bringing Pakistan to its knees. We can put political, economic and social sanctions against Pakistn and cut off diplomatic relations, but we immaturely rush to the USA with complaints and proof of Pakistan’s nefarious activities and want the USA to declare Pakistan as a terrorist state. Why don’t we do it? The attitude of our government makes us believe that the statement made by Dr.Subramanian Swamy in a TV interview that our politicians fear the Pak ISI as it has the account numbers and balance of our corrupt ministers. Our leaders will have to pay heavily for their inaction and inefficiency.
They have cheated Indians at large and they will definitely be booted out in the forthcoming elections. — S.P. Sharma, Mumbai
PAKISTAN’S crooked tail will never be straightened. It will continue all its anti-India activities like violating the cease fire agreement and helping in the infiltration of terrorists. The meeting of the DGMOs of both countries will serve no purpose. All the Indian rail and road links with untrustworthy Pakistan, PoK and Bangladesh ought to be closed so that the legal and official import of the Pakistan sponsored terrorists such as arms, ammunition, drugs and fake currency will be stopped. This is the best time to destroy all the terror training camps, hideouts, warehouses of arms and ammunition as well as the ISI headquarters and its branches in Pakistan and PoK immediately, without any prior warning. Why do our rulers let our brave jawans lay down their lives for no reason? Perhaps for those cowards, enough is not enough. — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali
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MUMBAI | MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 B) To draw tangent to the circle from a point outside the circle. Ex 4.2 5 Draw tangents to the circle with centre M and radius 2.5 cm, from a point P at a distance 5 cm from the centre of circle.
Geometric Construction Introduction:
Steps of construction:
To develop the skill of drawing accurate figures or designs as per measurements, the knowledge of some basic geometric constructions is needed. eg. Drawing a map of a building, roadmaps, to design tools and various parts of a machine, design of a floor, beautiful designs on cloth, carpet etc.
1. Draw a circle with centre M and radius 2.5 cm. 2. Take a point P at a distance of 5 cm from the centre M. 3. Draw the perpendicular bisectors of seg MP. Let N be the point of intersection. 4. Draw a circle with centre N and MN or NP. Name the point of intersection of both the circles as A and B. 5. Draw lines PA and PB Lines PA and PB are the required tangents.
Construction of circumcircle of a triangle: Ex 4.1 10 Draw any right angled triangle and construct its circumcircle.
Steps of Construction: 1. Draw a right angled triangle PQR 2. Draw the perpendicular bisector of seg PR and seg QR intersecting each other in the point O. 3. With O as centre and radius OP (or OQ or OR) draw a circle. This is the required circumcircle of ∆PQR.
Susan John Holy Name High School, Fort GENERAL MATHS II - (5) Geometric Construction related to designs: 1. Construction of an isosceles triangle in a square, four congruent isosceles triangles in a square. (Refer to pgs 9798 in text book for method I, II and III) 2. To construct regular hexagon (pg 98 in text book) 3. To construct the given number of triangles in a regular hexagon. ie four triangles, six isosceles congruent triangles and twelve congruent right angled triangles. (Refer to pgs 99-100 in text book) Problem Set 4 20 Draw a regular hexagon with side 5 cm and draw three concentric circles in it with centre O as centre point of hexagon and of different radii.
Note: Circle passing through all the three vertices of a triangle is called ‘circulcircle’ of a triangle. Point O is called the circumcentre.
Construction of in circle of a triangle:
Ex 4.1 13 Construct the in circle of ∆XYZ in which XY=4.5 cm, YZ=5.3 cm and ∠XYZ= 110O
Steps of Construction: 1. Draw a circle with centre O and radius 5 cm. Draw diameter FC. 2. Taking C as centre and radius 5 cm fix the points B and D on the circle. 3. Taking F as centre and radius 5 cm fix the points. A and E on the circle. Join the points A, B, C, D E and F in order. ABCDEF is the regular hexagon. 4. Taking O as centre draw 3 concentric circles ie circles having different radii.
Steps of Construction:
1. Draw ∆XYZ of the given measurements. 2. Draw the angle bisectors of ∠ZXY and ∠ZYZ. Name their point of intersection I. 3. From point I draw perpendicular IP on side XY. 4. With I as centre and radius IP draw the circle. This is the required in circle of ∆XYZ
ADC copies are available at Saphale, Palghar, Boisar, Dahanu, Vapi, Silvassa, Daman, Also at Alibaug & Uran 3. Draw a line perpendicular to ray OM at the point M. Line l is the required tangent.
Note: A circle drawn inside the triangle which touches all the sides of the triangle is called in circle of a triangle. The point of concurrence of the angle bisectors is called ‘incentre’ of the in circle.
Construction of tangent to the circle: A)To construct tangent to the circle at a point on the circle. Ex 4.2 1) Draw a tangent at any point M to the circle with centre O and radius 205 cm
Steps of Construction: 1. Draw a circle with centre O and radius 2.5 cm. 2. Take any point M on the circle and draw a ray OM
Multiple Choice Questions (for Internal Evaluation) 1. In a scalene triangle the circumcentre will be a) in the interior of the triangle b)in the exterior of the triangle. 2. The circumcentre and in centre of an equilateral triangle lie 3. Radius of the circumcircle of a regular hexagon is equal to the a) Side of the regular hexagon. b)Angle of the regular hexagon.
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he Nifty has had a brilliant run up over the last couple of months to come close to its all time high. Needless to say that a lot of
My Diwali Picks areâ€Ś Company Target Reliance Ind. 1000 Tata Steel 400 Tata Power 120 Ab Nuvo 1500 Bharti Airtel 400
resistance can be expected at higher levels and the current move is extremely liquidity driven and with impending elections on hand it would better to be slightly prudent in the current market scenario. Weakness in the currency is also something that one cannot ignore easily. In the next one year / next Diwali I see the Nifty at 7000 and the Sensex at 24000
The Markets are at a three year high, and as we approach â€˜Samvat 2070â€™, the feeling is that this may be an auspicious beginning that every Indian investor is looking forward to. The current optimism in the markets has been fuelled, not just by positive global tidings, but also domestic macros getting much better. The good monsoons and better prospects of rabi crop are also expected to drive higher rural consumption and push up ALOK C. CHURIWALA ith the ghost of â€˜Taperingâ€™ behind us, at least momentarily, and W on the back of decent results, the markets seem determined to MD, Churiwala Securities Pvt Ltd agricultural growth. In addition, double-digit export test previous highs and move into a new uncharted zone. The current momentum seems strong. The INR has regained much of its growth has turned out to be a much-needed silver lining lost ground and looks to consolidate at current levels and any announcement of the elecfor the economy with hopes of pushing GDP growth by a tion schedule will further help maintain the trend, Inflation however continues to be a concern. The advances declines ratio has turned couple of percent. The INR has regained much of its My Diwali Picks areâ€Ś favourable and also the mid cap and micro cap stocks have started to show signs of life. However, investors lost ground and looks to consolidate at current levels Company Target would do well to steer clear of low quality stocks even Reliance Ind. 1000 and any announcement of the election schedule will if they look â€˜inexpensiveâ€™. Tata Steel 400 With elections looming large, there remains a good Tata Power 120 further help maintain the trend. Mayura Shanbaug chance that markets may break out into newer ranges Ab Nuvo 1500 in the coming Samvat 2070. I expect the Sensex to be spoke to various market wizards to get that winning Bharti Airtel 400 in the range of 18000- 24000 upto Diwali 2014. strategy for the coming year and bring you their recommended stock picks for this Diwaliâ€Śâ€Ś CLIFTON DESILVA
Director, Altina Securities
ver the last five years or so the stock markets have been very volatile and huge swings have been witnessed based on news flows either negative or positive. Looking back, the Indian stock markets achieved a life time high on 8th January 2008 with the Sensex placed at 21,207 and the Nifty at 6357. The Sensex currently stands at 20,725 and the Nifty at 6164. It now appears that stability is appearing in the markets. With the GD P touching a low of 4.4% in the first quarter it appears that the Indian economy is bottoming out and going ahead the outlook appears more promising , albeit uncertainties on the US tapering, the outcome
My Diwali Picks areâ€Ś HDFC HDFC Bank L&T ICICI Bank Reliance Industries These stocks should see a 20% gain over a 12 month time frame of the state and general elections. It is very difficult to predict the markets on the whole over the next one year as there are a few uncertainties that can determine the direction of the market the outcome of which is not known now. But by and large it appears that the markets (indices) could record a gain of around 10% over the next one year. However there are several stocks in the small cap and mid cap segment that have been beaten out of shape and once the economy turns around these stocks could generate a return of over 100% in a yearâ€™s time.
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World’s Largest Bicycle Brand, ‘GIANT’ Enters India
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t’s a dream come true for cyclists and fitness freaks - GIANT, the world’s No. 1 and the largest premium bicycling brand, headquartered in Taiwan, has made its entry in India and South Asia, thanks to the initiative of Sprint Sports Pvt Ltd. GIANT bicycles are world renowned, known for their pioneering technology and manufacturing expertise. GIANT Bicycles, with a global turnover of US $ 1.8 billion, is a global leading brand and largest bicycle manufacturer in the world, present in over 70 countries globally. Sprint Sports Pvt Ltd, is a company headquartered out of Pune, which owns the Sprint brand bicycles in India, and is driven by professionals aiming to bring quality bicycling to India. SSPL’s bike range spans the entire spectrum of off-road, X-road and on-road bikes for men and Liv/Giant for women along with top 16 accessories brands.
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Chief Executive, Taurus Asset Management Co. Ltd.
e are positive on market outlook and specially optimistic for FY 15 being a year of significant recovery. We expect Govt with fresh mandate and slew of policy measures that was initiated in FY 14 to impact positively Indian economy.
Director, Equentis Capital
he Markets appear to be ignoring the negative Macros like Slowing Economic Growth, High Inflation and Waning Investment Cycle. The probable Rationale is expectation of better than expected Earning Season, Strong Global Cues, Easy Monetary
My Diwali Picks are… By charter we are not allowed to talk about stock specifics. We are positive on capex cycles, Oil and Gas and IT and BFSI sector. We are also positive on Mid cap companies due to stressed valuations. We expect market to deliver upwards of 15% in next 18 months due re-rating and earning recovery in FY 15
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My Diwali Picks are… Cairn India Reliance Industries Indus Ind Bank Maruti SunTV We are expecting 5-7% up-move in these stocks in the near-term
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<<Pravin V Patil, MD & CEO, Sprint Sports announcing the launch at the GIANT’S showroom along with his wife Pallavi Patil who has designed the interiors. John Koo, President and COO of Giant International, President – Giant Europe, Global Sales Leader of Giant Global Group and also responsible for South Asia now said “India is a very important market for us, we believe that India will witness growth similar to Giant’s growth in China in the next 5 years and we believe we have a perfect partner in growth with Sprint Sports Pvt Ltd and its dynamic team. We remain committed to India as one of our most important emerging markets and will bring to India the most advanced products which Giant has produced and evolved over the years through its extensive R&D” Led by a combination of increasing awareness towards health and an appetite for high quality goods, international trends, and international brands premium bicycle is a rapidly growing durable category of the future. With the need of urbanites looking for adventure, outdoor fitness, sporting activity, group indulgence activity growing manifolds, quality cycling is bound to catch the attention of these enthusiasts. We enable the Indian cyclists and give them the best of the international cycling experience”, explains Pravin V Patil, MD & CEO, Sprint Sports, which is the exclusive distributor and authorized marketer of the GIANT brand. “The market of premium bicycles, although accounts for less than 1% of the total bicycles sold in India annually, is growing over 4 times the industry average. We plan to appoint over 100 key trade partners primarily in A, B & C category towns to fulfill the long awaited demand for an international quality bicycling experience. We already have 41 trade partners helping us reach across 22 cities in India currently”, Patil added.
he present buoyancy in the market is driven by liquidity. FII inflows are driving all Emerging Markets up. ETFs are attracting lot of money. The principal reason for this 'risk on' is the conviction that QE tapering will not happen soon. Capital inflows can take the market to an all time high very soon. The big risk in the present rally is that it is not supported by fundamentals. Reversal of inflows can wreck havoc.
My Diwali Picks are… Tata Motors Bajaj Auto HCL Tech Lupin HDFC Bank. We expect around 20 % appreciation in these stocks from their present levels. As regards the markets in the next one year / next Diwali; that depends on the outcome of the elections. If we succeed in getting a stable, reformist, market friendly government Nifty can cross 7000.
AVP, Equity Research, The Market Financial Intelligence
he optimism in the market that we have seen from the onset of September 2013 has taken significant momentum in October. The market is enthusiastic on a number of grounds such as significant improvement of the INR against the USD as the steps taken to curb huge gold import and attract foreign inflows bear fruit and also on the signs that US fed would defer its QE tapering decision to 2014. The strong run was further supported by metal counters that have posted a good revival as China the huge consumer and producer of base metals has shown signs of revival. Also the government has kept on fast track the clearances of a number of stuck infra projects. The better results has further acted as a support for the market. However, we believe that the currency is still not out of the woods and GDP growth to be in the range of 4.8 to 5.0% for FY14. Also a number of structural issues in the My Diwali Picks are… Mining & Power sector Company Target are yet to be sorted Aurobindo Pharma 240 out. With the signifiBajaj Auto 2435 cant curtailment on Cairn India 370 Gold the government GPIL 133 would be able to IRB Infra 120 achieve its targeted CAD of 3.7% of GDP but the targeted Fiscal Deficit number is a concern. Hence we remain cautious on the current upsurge in the markets and advice investors to keep their portfolio diversified across sectors in fundamentally strong companies. In the next one year, we expect in the near term market to move in a sustainable range of 6250 to 5550, but If the political scenario remains stable post election, we expect Nifty may see levels of 6600 to 6800 by next Diwali.
Policies to be maintained by leading Central Banks in North America and Europe and Peaking of Interest Rate Cycle in India. We have seen in past so many years that global liquidity or lack of it overshadows the Fundamentals and Technicals of Indian markets and there is no reason to expect otherwise this time as well. We expect the Market (Sensex) to be around 24,000 by next Diwali as we expect the Macros to improve significantly in the next few quarters and liquidity situation to improve.
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n my view the optimism in the markets is fuelled not just by positive global tidings, but also domestic macros now looking much better. The postponement of Fed’s tapering by of QE3 by 3-6 months has provided our economy with a window for positive policy action to strengthen our resilience on the current account front and also comfort on its financing position. In addition, double-digit export growth has turned out to be a much-needed silver lining for the economy and I believe that given the 16% weightage of value added exports, at this run-rate we can potentially add about 150-200bps to GDP growth. Good monsoons and better prospects of rabi crop are also expected to drive higher rural consumption and push up agricultural growth. Eventually, as agri production increases I expect food inflation to ease considerably in turn proMy Diwali Picks are… viding headroom for Company Target interest rates to Wipro 567 trend down again. ICICI Bank 1,181 In my view, the Axis Bank 1,392 benchmark indices Cipla 390 finally look poised United Phosphorous 225 to cross their peaks and touch new highs. Aided by positive global developments and domestic catalysts we attribute a 15 times multiple to our Sensex EPS (in line with the 5-year average) and arrive at a Sensex target of 22,600 in the coming months. Beyond this, markets are likely to at least give returns in line with earnings growth which is expected to be about 13-15%.
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he Rupee depreciated for the second consecutive week. It traded weak as the domestic share markets traded negatively and ended on the lower side of the last week after gaining for three consecutive weeks. The dollar index, which tracks the performance of the greenback versus a basket of six other major currencies, extended its downward slide last week, on the back of a dovish policy outlook for the Federal Reserve, pushing the euro up further to its highest level since November 2011. Taking cues from this the Rupee depreciated by almost one per cent against the dollar last week. Resistance for USD/INR (Spot) pair is at 62.00 62.10 levels; if these levels are breached convincingly then we can expect the Rupee to depreciate further. The trading range for the USD/INR pair is expected to be within 61.00 to 62.50. It is recommended to be cautious and Buy USD/INR Futures on dips with the appropriate
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« FOREX stop loss as the Rupee is expected to depreciate against dollar. Pivot Point for the Pair is at 61.54. The subdued movement in dollar partly reflects the expectation that Fed will maintain
its asset-purchase program intact in its next week’s policy meeting. U.S. data due out later Friday included September durable-goods orders, expected to swing to a 3% gain after August 0.1% rise, and the University of Michigan consumer sentiment index, which is seen falling to 74.8 from last month’s 75.2. Inflation data out of Japan highlighted how nervous consumers are. Consumer prices rose 1.1% y/y to September, modestly higher than an expected 0.9% increase, but underlying inflation remains subdued. Core inflation, which excludes food prices, rose in line with expectations at 0.7% y/y and core-core inflation, which excludes food and energy prices, was flat. In Tokyo, consumer prices excluding food and energy continue to fall, this time around by 0.3% y/y. Overall, the only prices which appear to be on the way up are those related to the import sector and, therefore,
effected by the weaker yen. Nonetheless, things are heading in the right direction, just a bit slower than the BoJ would like. The BoJ has said it will do whatever it takes to reach its 2% inflation target, but the bank seems content to watch from the sideline as its program of easing attempts to spur demand. Gold futures rose more than 1% last Thursday for their highest close in five weeks as a gauge of manufacturing in China, one of the world’s biggest gold buyers, climbed to a seven-month high in October. Chinese manufacturing data showed that the economic recovery is getting better in the country. This is definitely a positive sentiment for gold demand; given that China is one the biggest consumers of gold. Dollar weakness tends to boost dollar-denominated commodities such as gold, because it makes them cheaper for holders of other currencies.
Mutual Funds Lose 8% Retail Folios In H1FY14 By Dominic Rebello Mutual funds lost a record 8% or nearly 35 lakh retail folios over the past six months ended September 2013 (see table 1) as per the data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI). This was the sixth consecutive half yearly decline in retail folios as per AMFI’s disclosure. At the overall level (including institutional and high net worth individuals’ folios), a gain in folios of high net worth individuals (HNIs) capped the fall at 15 lakh folios. The industry currently has 4.13 cr folios. said CRISIL in a report. “The sharp decline in retail folios was mainly in the equity category (see table 2) which has been impacted by the ongoing volatility in the segment. The CNX Nifty has risen a meager 1% in the past six months and declined nearly 3% in the calendar year until September 2013. Macroeconomic weakness in the domestic market coupled with some mixed cues from the global market led to the decline in the local market. Balanced funds (an equity oriented hybrid category) too saw a decline of over 2 lakh retail folios over the past six months. Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) saw a decline in their folio count for the first time. Retail folio count in the category fell by 5% to 5.24 lakh in the period under review compared with a 16% rise in the preceding six months. Investors exited the category due to volatility in the underlying asset class as domestic gold prices (represented by the CRISIL Gold index) fell by over 2% in the calendar year till September 2013,” the report said. It further stated that debt funds continued to
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*Note:- Returns calculated for less than 1 year are absolute returns and returns calculated for more than 1 year are compounded annualized. NAV as on October 25, 2013. attract retail investors with the category witnessing an uninterrupted rise in retail folios since March 2009. Debt funds added 1.79 lakh folios over the past six months compared to 1.69 lakh folios added in the previous six months ended March 2013. Folios held by HNIs, defined as individuals investing Rs 5 lakh or more, rose three times in the first half of the current financial year led by a sharp rise in equity folios. Out of the 30 lakh HNI folios, 21 lakh were added in the latest half year period (see table 3). In the category, the equity segment added over 14 lakh folios followed by balanced funds and debt oriented funds, which added 3.45 lakh and 2.72 lakh folios in the past six months. In AUM terms, HNI portfolio in equity oriented funds increased by 30%, balanced by around 14% and by 8% in debt oriented funds. The biggest gain in HNI portfolio in AUM terms was in liquid funds, which increased by 106% to nearly Rs
12,000 cr. Tenure-wise analysis of assets under management (AUM) across investor types and categories for the half year ended September 2013 showed that 68% of the retail AUM stayed in equity mutual funds for more than two years, higher than 63% seen in the preceding six months. Out of the Rs 1.06 lakh cr of retail investment in equity-oriented mutual funds, Rs 71,661 cr of investment was held for over 24 months. About 59% of HNIs by AUM stayed invested in equity mutual funds for more than two years. Corporates continued to dominate mutual fund AUM; they enjoyed a 49% share in September 2013 (see table 4), up from 46% in March 2013. HNIs were the second biggest contributor with 30% share (higher than 28% in March 2013) followed by retail investors with 19% (lower than 23% in March 2013), “concluded the report.
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Maharashtra is the most industrialised State and has maintained leading position in the industrial sector in India. The State is pioneer in Small Scale industries. The State continues to attract industrial investments from both, domestic as well as foreign institutions. It has become a leading automobile production hub and a major IT growth centre. It boasts of the largest number of special export promotion zones. However, it lacks infrastructural development which is the urgent need of the hour
Packaging The Human Form
ear your heart on your sleeve; Tear the clutter with designer clothes. Care for your grooming because you are making a personal statement. Today, the Indian consumer is forever looking for an outstanding attire combination which comes out of his desire. It may be a kid, housewife, corporate manager or a senior citizen; everyone has a special ‘Attire Desire’. If you walk into Shoppers Stop at Delhi, you get a wide choice of garments with different brand names and styles. The store is flooded with people who would like to splurge money on good, good looking and smart clothing. The Marks & Spencer at Mumbai is full of international designs of clothing which the sales girl patiently explains as being the same collection as sold at Oxford Street at London or Orchard Road at Singapore. At Lifestyles or Globus or Pantaloon or Westside or Wills Lifestyle, the entire range of attire for the young and old is keeping in line with the latest trends with all national and international brands vying for the consumer’s attention. What has suddenly happened to the Indian consumer? He or she was always wanting to be well dressed, but the quantum and frequency, range and spread that is bought, worn, discarded and new things bought has increased in intensity to a very large extent. The main reason according to me is that everyone, every individual wants to be a human brand. To be that, not only is content important, but the packaging component is equally important, to succeed. What do you wear? Is it appropriate? How do you carry the clothes you wear? Is ethnic better than foreign, for a particular occasion? Which brand of shirt should I be wearing to the office presentation? Arrow, Allen Solly or some other? Which ladies suit should I be wearing to the evening party- a Ritu’s or something else? All this is important for today’s Indian consumer because he or she is no longer just an Indian consumer but is a proud Indian consumer and also a world class consumer. Just like a product or a service a human being also needs to be packaged in a manner which reflects his or her personality. Right from head to toe the appropriate packaging of the human firm in terms of his/her attire is becoming more and more significant in the Indian market. Whether it is a cap or a hat or a turban, the appropriate and relevant material as well as the choice of colours makes a big difference to the person wearing it. As you move forward the right pair of sunglasses whether they are brands like Ray Ban or a pair of spectacles, which are branded, reflect the outlook and vision of the consumers.
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aharashtra occupies the western and central part of the country and has a long coastline stretching nearly 720 kilometers along the Arabian Sea. The Sahyadri mountain ranges provide a physical backbone to the State on the west, while the Satpuda hills along the north and Bhamragad- ChiroliGaikhuri ranges on the east serve as it’s natural borders. The State is surrounded by Gujarat to the north west, Madhya Pradesh to the north, Chattisgarh to the east, Andhra Pradesh to the south east, Karnataka to the south and Goa to the south west. Maharashtra is the second largest state in India both in terms of population and geographical area (3.08 lakh sq. km.). The State has a population of 11.24 crore (Census 2011) which is 9.3% of the total population of India. The State is highly urbanised with 45.2% people residing in urban areas. The gross state domestic product (GSDP) at current prices for 2011-12 is estimated at ` 11,99,548 crore and contributes about 14.4% of the GDP. The GSDP has been growing at a rapid pace over the last few years. Presently industrial and services sector both together contribute about 87.1% of the State’s income. The agriculture & allied activities sector contributes 12.9% to the State’s income. Maharashtra is the most industrialised State and has maintained leading position in the industrial sector in India. The State is pioneer in Small Scale industries. The State continues to attract industrial investments from both, domestic as well as foreign institutions. It has become a leading automobile production hub and a major IT growth centre. It boasts of the largest number of special export promotion zones. Maharashtra has been the Leader on industrial front of India. It has always been the endeavour to develop sustaining industrial growth, facilitate speedier flow of investment by creating conductive industrial climate in the State. Maharashtra has developed a solid base of industrial infrastructure, strong Human Resources, and sustaining and diverse industrial base. This was possible because Maharashtra pioneered several policy initiatives, since inception, in diverse fields. Infrastructure plays a pivotal role in overall productivity resulting in the development of the economy as well as improving the quality of life. The physical infrastructure viz. energy, transport, irrigation, finance, communication and social infrastructure (viz. education & health) contributes significantly in fostering the pace of economic development. The process of creation of infrastructural facilities generates employment and simultaneously accelerates the economic growth, while the shortages in its avail-
ability act as limiting factor in enhancement of economy. However, the availability of infrastructural facilities remains inadequate. Almost all sections lack basic infrastructure, all over the State. The conditions are disastrous in regions like Konkan, Vidarbha and Marathwada. Residents are troubled by problems related to roads, electricity and water supply. Issues related to housing, transportation and cleanliness are worsening day by day. Because of lack of basic infrastructure, the industries are not getting a boost as expected. There should be more work done with regard to factors like urban facilities, roads, water supply, construction of houses in Satara and in the district which has potential for religious and nature tourism, the basic infrastructure should be increased to promote tourism.
roads are presently available in the city. The old city does not have space to widen the roads. Akola Municipal Corporation has failed to provide drinking water to citizens. The city gets water after a gap of five days.
Lack of Basic Infra in Western Maharashtra There is a need for systematic development in districts like Satara, Sangali and Kolhapur. The people have to live and travel with problems like bad roads in cities to pathetic condition of national highways. Because of lack of basic infrastructure, the industries are not getting a boost as expected. There should be more work done with regard to factors like urban facilities, roads, water supply, construction of houses in Satara and in the district which has potential for religious and nature tourism, the basic infrastructure should be increased to promote tourism. Sangli is struggling to get better infrastructure. There is a long standing demand, still pending, to connect Sangli to the highway. Nothing has happened about the proposed Ratnagiri-Nagpur highway. If a road is constructed joining Konkan to Marathwada, Vidarbha and Western Maharashtra then there will be great opportunity for growth. Considering the agricultural output and the production of sugar from the 20 sugar factories in the district, it is essential to have good transport services. Miraj has a railway junction but it has not been developed. The development of industrial estates is not taking place as expected. Big industrialists ignore Satara, Wai and Karad. No one has taken efforts to see that Information Technology industry flourishes and industrial development at the taluka level has limitations. Each taluka in Sangli district has industrial estates but not a single big industrial house is in Sangli. The people from the drought affected districts of Satara and Sangli still struggle to get drinking water and water for agriculture. The question of availability of drinking water and water for agriculture and the question of sewage water in Sangli still remains. There are 13 water projects on Kolhapur and they are totally filled, but since there are no bunds the water does not reach fields for irrigation. Main Issues in Western Maharashtra Need to remove hurdles in making KolhapurPune double track and increasing number of trains Lack of adequate facilities in the public transport system Improve facilities for industrial development Need to improve tourism development facilities Bring about permanent solutions for drinking
Recommendations for fast tracking Infrastructural development of the state
• Periodic review of the progress of infrastructural projects to be made. • Bureaucratic delays to be penalized.
• PPP model addresses the issue of financing and enables productive efficiency. Greater emphasis on the model should be stressed.
• Long term debt-financing provision in infrastructural projects.
• Long term Foreign Direct Investment should be encouraged in the infrastructural sector. • Domestic Investments in infrastructural sector to be aided with tax incentives etc.
• Energy efficient economy to be build by harnessing wind, water and solar energy to reduce dependency on foreign countries. • The National Highways Authority of India decision allowing staggered payment of premium to all struggling highway projects is a welcome move.
• Need for coordinated efforts from the Government: The Central Government, State Government and local authorities need to comply with each other towards building better transportation networks. It has been found that many State roads suffer from low investment, inadequate width of carriageway to meet traffic demand, weak pavement and bridges, congested stretches passing through cities/towns, poor safety features and road geometrics, and inadequate formation width in hilly and mountainous regions, missing links and bridges and several railway level crossings requiring urgent replacement with ROB/road under bridge (RUB) to improve safety and faster traffic movement.
water and water for agriculture to drought-hit districts Problem of solid waste could increase rapidly if no planning is done for solid waste management There should be efforts made to support and encourage housing constructions
Urban Bodies Fail to Provide Basic Amenities Local self governments are bound to create basic amenities in urban areas but all the four municipal corporations in Vidharbha have failed in providing basic infrastructure. Nagpur, Amaravati, Akola and Chandrapur all the four cities which have municipal corporations are facing drinking water, traffic, roads and solid waste management problems.
Nagpur, which is the winter capital of the State, faces basic traffic problems. Three hundred buses are running under the public transport system in Nagpur. Considering the 24 lakh population of the city, Nagpur needs at least 1,200 buses. Due to lack of public transport, Nagpur is facing traffic jams, accidents and pollution problems. The condition of the roads is also bad. Chandrapur is another developing city. This city also needs an efficient public transport system. The city has only five buses which are running in the city. Half of the city does not have drinking water facilities in Chandrapur. Due to coal mines, borewells do not have enough water. Everyday 200 metric tonne of garbage is generated in the city but the corporation does not have a facility to process it. Ultimately, it is affecting the health of citizens. The city needs a road network of 140 Kms but only 90 Kms
Tourism in Konkan needs a Facelift The development of Konkan region depends on horticulture and tourism, according to experts. Yet the infrastructure for the progress of tourism and other sectors in the region is lacking. The picture in rural areas, which is at the centre of tourism development, is even more grim. The lack of infrastructure in these areas is resulting in migration of people to the cities in search of jobs. The development of transport, roads, drainage, waste management, housing etc. is still on paper. In Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, there are 17 talukas and 18 cities. There is a municipal council in seven cities and Nagar Panchayat in five, other places have Gram Panchayats. Out of the total population of 25 lakh, six lakh (25%) people live in urban areas. The local selfgovernment bodies at these places have been unable to provide sufficient amenities. Out of 18 cities only Ratnagiri has public transport facilities. In Ratnagiri insufficient buses and no direct routes have helped private operators flourish. Except for Ratnagiri, autorickshaws charge as per their whim. Konkan is a favoured tourist destination but the condition of the roads in this region is pitiable. The condition of the Pune-Mumbai highway and of the roads under the jurisdiction of the Zilla Parishads, municpal councils and the PWD is not good. In the past the civic bodies used to manage solid waste out of the funds raised through property tax. However in the absence of land for solid waste management, barring Chiplun, no other civic bodies have established such projects. Ratnagiri and Chiplun daily produce 15-20 tons of garbage. In other cities 3-4 tons garbage is generated daily. A committee headed by the district collector has powers to acquire land for this. However, the committee hardly meets once in a year.
Plan Implementation of Basic Infrastructure For upliftment of underdeveloped regions, the basic amenities like roads, water, electricity, waste disposal, etc must be provided. Marathwada has not been serious about developing any basic infrastructure. In the 1970s, Marathwada was moving towards industrialisation, but no industries were established in this region and only industrial settlements were formed. The development of basic infrastructure was expected to reach Marathwada after Mumbai, Pune, Nashik and Aurangabad. Apart from the Aurangabad-Jalna road no other road in Marathwada is four lane. Roads like LaturOsmanabad-Aurangabad, Osmanabad-Nanded, Beed-Parbhani, Hingoli, Nanaded-Jalna must immediately be made four lane to encourage industries in this region. These roads were planned by the public roads administration but in reality no funds were alloted. Development without water is difficult.
Marathwada is not even planning the distribution of water present in this region. If industries and citizens get enough water only then can this region prosper. Compared to dams in other region, the water in the dams in Marathwada is decreasing day by day. Industries that are set up in this region through DMIC and citizens of Marathwada will have to face water shortage issues in the future. There is a need for more water reservoirs to come up in this region. Some plan for water usage must also be made. The industries which are currently in Marathwada are facing power cut problems. As electricity is not available for 24 hours many industries have closed down. Due to this, international industries and big national industries are not interested in coming to Marathwada. There is need to solve this problem. If we want to progress then the problem of garbage disposal must be tackled immediately. Currently in Aurangabad and other cities there is no proper garbage disposal system. This can affect the health of citizens. Even though not considered in basic infrastructure, for head honchos of big industries five star hotels, international airports, two way railway, etc are necessary. There are five star hotels in Aurangabad but no other city in Marathwada. Air connectivity has not been improved. The pending railway projects of this region are also not getting funds. Industrialists of this region are unitedly trying to solve these problems themselves. The need of the hour is to make a development plan for this region and to execute the same.
DELHI - MUMBAI INDUSTRIAL CORRIDOR
Delhi - Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is India’s most ambitious Infrastructure programme aiming to develop new industrial cities as “Smart Cities” and converging next generation technologies across infrastructure sectors. The objective is to expand India’s manufacturing and services base and develop DMIC as a “Global Manufacturing and Trading Hub”. The programme will provide a major impetus to planned urbanization in India with manufacturing as the key driver. In addition to new Industrial Cities, the programme envisages development of infrastructure linkages like pioneer plants, assured water supply, high capacity transportation and logistics facilities as well as softer interventions like skill development programme for employment of the local populace. In the first phase seven new industrial cities are being developed. The programme has been conceptualized in partnership and collaboration with Government of Japan. The implementation of the ambitious DelhiMumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is facing delays due to stay in land acquisition for the project as a large parcel of 75,000 acres land has been acquired for other projects. The state-run Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, which is the nodal agency for the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project passing through the state, has already communicated to the government that acquisition of 75,000 acres of land looks impractical. Even though the project can be scaled down, it needs contiguous land.
(Memorandum on Maharashtra: Need for Impetus to the Infrastructural sector submitted to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan by the All India Association of Industries.)
hat is the simplest way to reduce CAD in the longterm and it appears to be a no-brainer. But Government of India is doing exactly the opposite. When I say reduce imports, it means energy imports like crude oil and coal, which together constitute 84% of the import bill of our country. There are known gas reserves in the KG Basin and several potential hydrocarbon reserves along the eastern coast still unexplored. Despite the fact that the Government of India knows it should encourage exploration and also wants FDI and technical knowhow, we have a situation where BHP Billiton, one of the world’s longest oil explorers who won bids for 10 exploration blocks in India, is so frustrated by red tape and a lack of a clear pricing policy that it has decided to give up 9 out of 10 oil blocks it won several years ago without even attempting exploration. Precious years and forex have gone down the drain, thanks to lack of vision by the Government of India. And now British Petroleum which wants to invest 9 to 10 billion dollars in the Reliance D6 KG oil well to extract gas has given an ultimatum to the oil ministry regarding the gas pricing. The ministry had first decided to almost double the price of KGD6 gas from the current 4.3 dollars per mmbtu to 8 dollars per mmbtu, from 1st April 2014, but then went back on its decision even though international gas prices are currently around 14 dollars and India is importing gas from Qatar at 11 dollars currently. It is very important and a great opportunity for this Government to stop dithering and at least decide on gas pricing so that gas production can be quickly ramped up. Not only that, but also more importantly it will send out right signals to these MNC’s looking for exploring for oil in India. They will then show interest and this would also make India more self reliant on the energy front. This Government which talked a lot about importance of FDI in retail has delayed pending FDI proposal of IKEA for example for nearly 2 years because of flimsy objections that it cannot sell coffee or snacks at its stores. It has yet to open its first store which is expected soon in Gurgaon, NCR region. Similarly the Jet Etihad deal got bogged down in several rounds of meeting of the Cabinet and still has to get the nod from SEBI. Had these deals, especially Jet Etihad, got speedy approvals without of course diluting norms, there would have followed a string of FDI deals in the Aviation sector, with Spicejet, Go Air, and Indigo all ready to get FDI investors. Even KFA has a suitor in waiting. But potential investors have stayed on the sidelines because they wanted to be sure about the Jet Etihad deal. It would have also speeded up the Tata- STA JV and Airasia operations, which are approaching India very cautiously. On the flipside the Mahindra Group has entered aerospace and will manufacture the first private aircraft in India at its new facility in Bangalore. This turbo prop – 8 seater with a range of 1100km will be exported to Australia and will be marketed and serviced there by Mahindra’s aero space arm. However 8 to 17 seaters will also be available to Indian buyers and will help connect small towns, and will also boost tourism in a big way. Mahindra Aerospace will also manufacture components for Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier thus making it a hitech foreign exchange earner. Such export oriented ventures need to be encouraged by Government of India by providing export subsidies or atleast helping them procure major orders from tourist nations and from Boeing, Airbus, etc. through Government to Government Channels.
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30-40 lakh tonnes of sugar needs to be exported in the next 8-10 months. I understand that the global sugar prices are depressed and sugar exports from India is unviable. Therefore, similar to 2006-07 and 2007-08 season, the government should announce incentives to target for 30 lakh tonnes of exports.
— Union Minister Ajit Singh
« BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS RELIGARE CALLS A ‘BUY’ ON POWER GRID CORP
Markets Cautious Ahead Of RBI Meet NSE India : CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Monday (October 28, 2013) By Dominic Rebello
REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY:
The Nifty fell marginally on Friday (October 25, 2013) a net 19.45 points (0.32%) and closed at the 6144 point level. The market opened down with a gap at the 6154 points level. It then turned into a range bound movement until 12.37 p.m. The index then declined sharply and registered the day’s low at the 6125 points level at 12.49 p.m. It then recovered and rose sharply into the green to register the day’s high at the 6174 points level at 1.43 p.m. The index then slipped back into the red and turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty witnessed a volatile session and moved in a range of 49 points. The market sentiment seemed cautious ahead of the RBI’s meet on 29 October. Sentiment was bearish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 36 were losers, while 14 were gainers. Buying was witnessed in IT, technology and consumer durables stocks, while substantial selling was seen in realty, capital goods, metal and auto stocks. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) decreased 26.22%. This change is substantial and indicates a less than full participation by investors.
Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst all the traded stocks, 504 were gainers, 873 were losers and 70 remained unchanged.
Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has declined in the over-bought zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is below the slow D line (negative if it continues).
RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 60 level but is now declining (negative if it continues).
MACD Indicator: The MACD is above zero but is now declining (negative if it continues). It is above its 9-day Average (positive).
Overall Market Strength/Weakness: The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a strong market but with a neutral bias.
Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5820 points level. The next support is at the 5692 points level.
Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 6223 points level. The next resistance is at the 6357 points level.
Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 6149 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 6122. Support (2) = 6100. Resistance (1) = 6171. Resistance (2) = 6197.
OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a fifth consecutive doji pattern. This indicates that the indecisiveness amongst investors continues. The next candle formation will confirm whether the bias is towards the buy or sell side of the market. However, the index is below the 5 days moving average, which is declining. Further, the velocity parameters which were positively trended have now turned neutral. Both theses indicate a negative bias. But, the index continues to remain above the 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages and all the averages are rising and also positively trended. This is positive. Investors are advised to hold long positions but with a strict stop loss at the 15-day average at the 6079 point’s level.
Work with strict stop losses on all positions
ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is above the –DI line but both lines are converging (negative if it continues). The ADX is flat while the Market Index is falling. No signal here. MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Is below its 5-day average (at 6179) Negative. Is above its 15-day average (at 6079) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 6004) Positive. Is above its 200-day average (at 5851) 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.
CMP: Rs. 100 Target Rs. 135 PWGR’s Q2 PAT and commissioning surprised positively, coming in at Rs 12.4bn (+11% YoY) and Rs 35.6bn (+34% YoY) respectively. We expect commissioning to remain buoyant over the next few quarters given the company’s strong capex plans. However, an impending equity dilution of 13% (already approved by the board; cabinet approval to initiate FPO process awaited) would be a near-term stock overhang. Maintain BUY with a revised Dec’14 TP of Rs 135 (rolled over from a Mar’14 TP of Rs 125). Capex to remain robust: PWGR has maintained its capex guidance of Rs 1,100bn for FY13-FY17 on account of additional projects, including tariffbased bidding projects and transnational works. Capex expectations for FY14E are at Rs 200-220bn (vs. Rs 200bn for FY13). Commissioning ahead of estimates: For Q2FY14, project commissioning stood at Rs 35.6bn (+34% YoY), even as the FY13 number was impressive at Rs 172.1bn (+22% YoY). PWGR’s commissioning schedule is expected to remain strong as the North-East Agra HVDC project is expected to be commissioned by FY15. Further, Southern region grid connectivity project is expected to be commissioned by Jan’14. Maintain BUY: The stock trades at a P/B of 1.5x/1.4x for FY14E/FY15E. We roll over to Dec’14 TP of Rs 135, implying an exit P/B multiple of 1.7x. Maintain BUY.
CENTRUM CALLS A ‘BUY’ ON NMDC
CMP: Rs. 135 Target Rs. 165 We maintain Buy on NMDC notwithstanding marginally lower than expected Q2 results as we i) see volume traction continuing and revise our volume estimates higher to 29.5/31MT for FY14E/5E, ii) believe pricing has bottomed out and expect further uptick in fines prices in Q4 and iii) increase our EBITDA estimates by 1.6%/4.4% for FY14E/15E even after factoring in higher expenses on exports. Improvement in outlook for domestic iron ore pricing on the back of strong Chinese demand and weak rupee cements our positive stance. Undemanding valuations and strong dividend yield is an added plus. Reiterate Buy with an upward revised target price of Rs165. Valuation and risks – maintain Buy: We remain structurally positive on the company on account of low cost operations, strong free cash flow generation and healthy balance sheet. Despite a sharp up move in recent past, the stock trades at undemanding valuations of 4.5x FY15E EV/EBITDA. Strong dividend yield is an added plus with interim dividend of Rs3/share announced. We increase our target valuation multiple to 5.5x (from 5x, in line with increase in global peer average) and value the stock at Sep15E EV/EBITDA to arrive at a fair value of Rs165. Maintain Buy. Risks to our call include lower volumes in H2FY14, lower prices and unfavourable use of the cash pile.
HDFC SECURITIES CALLS A ‘BUY’ ON HERO MOTOCORP
CMP: Rs. 2035 Target Rs. 2132 Conclusion & Recommendation: HMCL beat analyst expectations with a 9% rise in net profit in Q2FY14, the first gain in five quarters driven mainly by strong sales in rural markets. The rise in profits was largely driven by the strong 10% growth in revenues to Rs.5,726 cr, aided by high realisation from its sales that grew 6% to 14.16 lakh units as against 13.32 lakh units in Q2FY14. We are maintaining our FY14 estimates (though the topline could be underachieved a bit) and introducing FY15 estimates. In FY15 royalty payments to Honda would cease to be amortised after Q1. At the CMP of Rs.2,079.4, the stock is trading at 18x FY14E EPS of Rs.110.5 and 16.1x FY15E EPS of Rs.129.2. In our Q1FY14 result update dated July 24, 2013, we had stated that the stock could be bought on dips in the Rs.1,716-1,768 band for a target of Rs.1,937. Post the issue of the report, the stock made a low of Rs.1,767 on July 25, 2013 and entered our band. The stock achieved its target on August 21, 2013 and went on to make a high of Rs. 2,127.7 on September 11, 2013. We feel that the stock could be bought on dips between Rs.1,809-1,873 band (14.0-14.5x FY15E EPS) over the next quarter for a target of Rs.2,132 (16.5x FY15E EPS). Please send all business and corporate related mails to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Summary ICICI Lombard Personal Protect Plan is a Personal Accident Insurance Policy which offers compensation in case of Accidental Death, Permanent Total Disability and Permanent Partial Disability along with Dismemberment. In this plan, premium needs to be paid in a lump sum and can be availed for a period of 12 months. This policy can be availed for the entire family as well which includes self, spouse and dependent children till 25 years of age. This plan covers Accidental Death, Total and Permanent Disability as well as Permanent Partial Disability. Thus, if the Life Insured dies accidentally within the policy enforcement, the total Sum Assured would be paid to the nominee and the policy would be terminated. However, if the Life Insured suffers Disability or Dismemberment due to an accident, a certain percentage or the total Sum Assured would be paid to the Life Insured towards his recovery depending upon the severity of the effect. There are some Additional Benefits in this plan with additional premium: Accidental Hospitalization Expenses**: This plan reimburses Medical Expenses reimbursed during hospitalization arising out of an accident Accidental Hospital Daily Allowance: There is a facility where a specified daily allowance is paid for each day of hospitalization due to an Accident up to a maximum of 30 days in a year
because your spouse would have to follow up with the claim if such a situation arises since your plan is an online one and there is no agent associated to service you. However, if you need agent intervention, then you need to offline term plan.
I am looking for a best Mediclaim policy for my family with the lowest premium. Please help me to take right decision. —Sakesh Kundra, Malad Who doesn't want the same? Everyone needs the best coverage at the most cost effective manner. However, you need to understand that Best Health Plan depends on your needs and you need to opt for that plan which suits your needs when you can afford the premium. Because if you need amazing features, it may become way too expensive and if you stick to your budget, you might not be able to suffice your family's needs. Hence analyzing their needs and then choosing the optimal plan is what you have to do. Health Plan Features: You need to decide whether you need the following features or not and if yes, how much: 1. Ambulance expenses 2. Pre-Hospitalization and Post Hospitalization expenses 3. Day Care Treatment costs 4. Pre-Existing Coverage 5. Additional Riders, etc.
Also decide on the basics like 1. How much Sum Assured do you need? 2. Whether you need Single Occupancy room or double while hospitalized? 3. How much OPD expenses you may require? Once you have the answer to the above mentioned questions, then you can opt for the plan which meets with the needs. Max Bupa
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can choose pure investment options like Bank Fixed Deposits or Mutual Funds, according to your risk appetite or a deferred annuity plan like LIC New JeevanNidhi Plan. It is a Traditional Deferred Annuity Plan. There are 2 phases in this plan- the Accumulation Phase and the Vesting Phase. In this plan, premium needs to be paid till the end of the Accumulation Phase under Regular Premium Payment Option or in a lump-sum under Single Premium Payment Option. This plan offers Guaranteed Additions of Rs. 50 per thousand Sum Assured for each completed year, for the first five years. Bonus starts to accrue only after completion of 5 policy years. (The author is Vice President at www.MyInsuranceClub.com, insurance comparison website in India. You may write to him at email@example.com)
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An Accident Insurance Policy For The Family Key Features Comprehensive Health Plan This plan provides cover for treatment for any injuries or illness caused by accidents This plan covers Accidental Death Total and Permanent Disability Permanent and Partial Disability Dismemberment like loss of limbs, etc. This plan pays a Lump Sum Amount in the event of death of the Life Insured due to an accident Additional Benefits of this Plan: Accidental Hospitalization Expenses Accidental Hospital Daily Allowance This policy compensates for injuries occurred anywhere in the world This plan covers accidents due to war and terrorism during the policy period There is no medical check-up required at the time of policy issuance This policy can be purchased online Benefits All medical expenses due to the following are covered: Accidental Death Total and Permanent Disability Permanent and Partial Disability Dismemberment like loss of limbs, etc.
Policy Term (in years)
Entry Age of Life Insured/Spouse (in years)
Sum Assured of Life Insured 3,00,000 25,00,000 (in Rs)
Entry Age of Children (in years)
Renewable till Age (in years)
There are certain additional benefits available in this Accidental Hospitalization Expenses**:This plan reimburses Medical Expenses reimbursed during hospitalization arising out of an accident Accidental Hospital Daily Allowance- There is a facility where a specified daily allowance is paid for each day of hospitalization due to an Accident up to a maximum of 30 days in a year
Death Benefit – There in no Death Benefit in this plan. Maturity Benefit – This plan being a pure Health Insurance Plan has no Maturity Benefit as well. Income Tax Benefit – Health Insurance Premiums paid up to Rs. 15,000 for normal residents and Rs 20,000 for Senior Citizen are allowed as a deduction from the taxable income each year under section 80D Claim Procedure Claims are to be serviced by the 24x7 customer support team. The Toll Free Customer Care No is 1800 2666. The claim can be mailed at: firstname.lastname@example.org The corporate Head Office address: ICICI Lombard Healthcare, ICICI Bank Tower, 9th Floor, Plot No. 12, Financial District, Nanakram Guda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500032, Andhra Pradesh. Documents for Death Claim Copy of the FIR Post-mortem Report Death Certificate Medical/ Hospital Report Discharge Card Duly completed claims form, etc.
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EW DELHI: PakistaniAmerican terrorist David Headley, who played a key role in plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks, boasted to his former schoolmates that the assault was “retaliation” for events in Kashmir and Afghanistan, according to a new book by a Danish journalist. Just a week after the attacks by Lashkar-e-Taiba cadres in India's financial hub killed 166 people, Headley's posts on an email group frequented by former students of the Cadet College Hasan Abdal indicated that he had inside information about the incident, said journalist Kaare Sorensen. “In the emails he sent after the Mumbai attacks, he never ever said that he was
David Headley directly involved. But he hinted that he had information that others did not have,” Sorensen told PTI on phone. In one email sent to the 'abdalians7479' group exactly a week after the attacks were launched, Headley makes it clear that the inci-
dent in Mumbai was "retaliation" for alleged excesses by foreign forces in Afghanistan and Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir. “Our opinion here is that the casualties in Mumbai…should really be taken as Collateral Damage from the Daisy cutters that have been falling in Afghanistan as well as the over 70,000 dead in Kashmir over the last 20 years...,” Headley, the son of a Pakistani broadcaster and an American socialite, wrote boastfully in the email. “He was always bragging, building up his ego in the emails,” said Sorensen, who accessed all 9,000 emails on the 'abdalians7479' group, including more than 300 written by Headley.
I was mentally tortured in BJP: Karuna Shukla
Man accused of impersonating PM, Lalu walks out on bail
HOPAL: A day after resigning from the BJP, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla today alleged that she had been "mentally tortured" by the party in Chhattisgarh. “I feel that the BJP in Chhattisgarh was mentally torturing me because of which I felt that my usefulness to the party had come to an end,” Shukla, an ex-MP from Janjgir and former member of the undivided Madhya Pradesh Assembly, told PTI today. She had resigned yesterday from the BJP, alleging that she was being "continuously neglected" by senior leaders. She said her resignation from the party had nothing to do with seeking a ticket from Beltara (in Chhattisgarh) seat for next month's Assembly elections.
“Every party worker has a right to ask for an election ticket but not much importance can be attached to whether he gets it or not,” said Shukla, also a former national president of BJP Mahila Morcha. She alleged that she was removed from all posts that she had in the party and was not consulted for anything. Shukla said that she was very sad at quitting the BJP but because the manner in which the party “treated” her, she was forced to leave it. The ticket could never be an issue for her as she had become an MLA in 1993 and a MP in 2004, Karuna said. The former MP said she had been getting offers from various political parties, but after quitting the BJP she does not want to join any other party.
EW DELHI: A man accused of making hoax calls to demand favours and money by impersonating Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has been granted bail by a Delhi court. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma allowed accused 33-year-old Krishan Kumar, an ex-employee of T-Series Super Cassettes Industries, to walk out of jail but restrained him from leaving the national capital. “The main allegation against Krishan as it stands as on date is related to making extortion calls to the complainant's manager namely Vir Singh in conspiracy with co-accused Vikas Dutt Sharma who has already been admitted to bail," the court said.
ATNA: A bomb exploded in a toilet at Patna railway station today injuring a person while two more bombs were recovered from the area, hours before Narendra Modi's address to a rally in the Bihar capital. The bomb exploded near the door of a newly created toilet on platform number 10 of Patna junction in which one person was injured, Railway and GRP officials said. The railway station is barely two kilometers from Gandhi Maidan, venue of the 'Hoonkar rally' to be addressed by BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Modi. The injured person who was inside the toilet was first taken to the railway hospital and later rushed to Patna Medical College and Hospi-
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Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi being welcomed by party leader and actor Shatrughan Sinha as party president Rajnath Singh and leader Sushil Modi look on during the Hunkar rally in Patna on Sunday
Modi ignores Cong tough talk on ‘shehzada’
An injured being helped by a man after serial bomb blasts took place at the venue of Narendra Modi's Hunkar rally in Patna on Sunday.
PATNA: Ignoring Congress' tough talk on his repeatedly calling Rahul Gandhi as 'shehzada' (prince), Narendra Modi yesterday said he would refrain from this if his party promised to do away with 'dynastic rule'. Modi did not attack Rahul today and directed all his energies to tear apart his bete noire Nitish Kumar instead. Rahul, while addressing a public meeting in poll-bound Delhi, also did not attack Modi and instead chose to hardsell development initiated by its Sheila Dikshit-led government.
All the 11 trains booked by BJP for the rally had arrived tal (PMCH), R K Singh, much before the blast, Staspokesman of Danapur Rail- tion Manager of Patna Junction Raju Kumar said. way division said. The BJP demanded a Immediately after the blast, bomb disposal per- probe into the incident and sonnel came to the spot and said its supporters will not recovered two crude bombs, be detererd by it. Senior Superintendent of Railway Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Police of Patna Manu Maharaj visited Patna junction. Sinha said.
Patna City SP Jaykant said that security arrangements had been scaled up at the station. A couple of explosions also rocked the Gandhi Maidan in Patna minutes before Narendra Modi was to arrive, creating panic among the large number of people who had assembled for the event.
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) students during a fashion show in Allahabad on Saturday night
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Jalal refuses to give in to the unreasonable demand put forth by the groom’s father on the day of the wedding and the marriage is called off. Jodha and the entire family is devastated. Will Jodha be able to get to the bottom of Jalal’s unreasonable demands? Zee T V, 8 p.m.
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Tara takes hostage in Neil’s shed. Further Mrityunjay looks for his file but Tara finds it in her cupboard. Taya ji meets his party workers. How will Tara react now? Life Ok, 8.30 p.m .
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Veera is caught cheating in the examination. She is claiming that she is innocent. Will she be able to prove herself innocent? Star Plus, 10.30 p.m .
AUSTIN STEVEN’S ADVENTURE
Come along on AUSTIN STEVEN’S ADVENTURES across the world - Canada, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Africa and more - to explore amazing but deadly animals, in some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes. Paddling through alligator-infested swamps, navigating his way out of razor-sharp saw grass, Austin still survives on these deadly missions. An imal Planet, 9 p.m.
FACTORY MADE is a series about how things are made and why they’re built the way they are. It’s an all access pass inside some of the most innovative factories to see the magic of mechanized perfection. The series explores the innovation and manufacture of everything from small jet airplanes, blue jeans, and trumpets to motorcycles, popcorn machines and stamps. D iscover y, 9.30 p.m .
COMBAT COUNTDOWN showcases the biggest and best war machines on battlefields around the globe, tune in as the show gets bigger and better as it travels the world to see the elite technology from the land, sea and air - and meets the brave soldiers who operate them every day. Di scover y Sci en ce, 10 p.m.
While trying to brainstorm ideas for an ad campaign for a breakfast burrito, the gang procrastinates and delves into each
Ek Boond Ishq, Life Ok, 8.30 p.m. other’s personal lives. Star World, 10 p.m.
In tonight’s episode we will see Sanchi withdrawing the case against Jagya. Outside the court, Shiv’s family apologizes to Kalyani and her family while Shiv apologizes to Jagya. Further, Vasant shares the good news with Gehna and asks her to dothe preparations for welcoming Jagya and Ganga home. Now what will happen next? Colors, 8 p.m.
King Shantanu expresses his love to Satyavati but soon he gets a glimpse of her ambitions -“Icha” as Satyavati puts both their lives in danger to catch a huge golden fish. Shantanu is impressed with Satyavati’s velour but questions the extent of her “Iccha”. Krishna, taking a cue from this, introduces his reflective sermon and invites the viewers on a journey to explore The story of Mahabharat that is still relevant today. Rakshas Heeda and his army attack a village in Hastinapur in the dead of the night. Star Pl us, 8.30 p.m.
Dexter has always managed to get himself out of tough situations. But he suddenly finds himself in unfamiliar territory. Big CBS Love, 10 p.m.
MOVIES OF THE DAY
DON NO. 1
Surya (Nagarjuna) is an orphan who rescues some street children from the clutches of a drug peddler. They all become his followers and Surya grows up to become a Don. Raghava assists the Don with his work, and Surya treats him as his younger brother. This Don is different from the other Dons. He is good-natured, honest, smart and handsome. He helps people in distress and ensures that everybody is happy in his kingdom. Max, 9 p.m.
Malaamal Weekly is the story of Leelaram a lottery ticket vendor in a small town. One day, Leelaram learns that from 105 lottery tickets sold from his shop, one of the villagers has won the lottery. To find out who it is, he throws a party at home, where you have to flash your lottery ticket at the entrance like an invite. At Leelaram’s party, 104 people turn up. He tallies up the numbers and realises the missing man — a certain Anthony — is the winner. He heads to Anthony’s house and finds him dead in front o the television set. Fil my, 9 p.m. In Chicago, the boy Jake is interned in a mental institution and his therapist Dr. Sullivan does not believe that he is haunted by the ghost of the boy Toshio. When Jake is killed in his cell with all his bones broken, Dr. Sullivan decides to investigate further with open-mind. Meanwhile, Lisa, who is the sister of the super Max of Jake’s building, steals the key of apartment 305 to have sex with her boyfriend Andy. When she realizes that the spot is a crime scene, she immediately returns to her apartment, where she lives with Max and their sister Rose. In the meantime, the Japanese Naoko decides to travel from Tokyo to Chicago to stop the curse of her sister Kayako. She meets Lisa and tells that she needs hers and Rose’s help her to stop the fiend of her sister, but Lisa does not accept the offer. Zee Studi o, 10.30 p.m.
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P.M. 2.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 2.30 Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon.. 3.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha 3.30 Ek Ghar Banaunga 4.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 4.30 Diya aur Bati Hum 5.00 Star Diwali-Thodi Si Muskaan Dher Sara Pyar 5.30 Mahabharat 6.00 Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon-Ek Baar Phir 6.30 Ek Ghar Banaunga 7.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 7.30 Saraswati Chandra 8.00 Ek Nanad Ki Khushiyon Ki Chaabi..Meri Bhabhi 8.30 Mahabharat 9.00 Diya Aur Bati Hum 9.30 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain 10.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai…. 10.30 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas – Veera 11.00 Mahabharat P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 11.00
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Naked Soldier, Star Movies, 9 p.m.
Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in Texas has survived by following his 30 rules: such as “look in the back seat,” “double-tap,” “avoid public restrooms.” He decides to travel to Ohio to see if his parents are alive. He gets a ride with a boisterous zombie-hating good-old boy headed for Florida, and soon they confront a young woman whose sister has been bitten by a zombie and wants to be put out of her misery. The sisters were headed to an LA amusement park they’ve heard is zombie free. Can the kid from Ohio get to his family? And what about rule thirty one? Pix, 9 p.m.
Adarsh and Aniket 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 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. B4U, 9 p.m .
10.00 Maharana Pratap 10.30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 11.00 Crime Patrol Dastak
P.M. 2.00 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 2.30 Ek Muthi Aasman 3.00 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi 3.30 Pavitra Rishta 4.00 Qubool Hai 4.30 Pavitra Rishta 6.00 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi 6.30 Pavitra Rishta 7.00 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 7.30 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 8.00 Jodha Akbar 8.30 Do dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se
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Mein Uljhi… Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali Best of Haunted Nights: Haadsa Haunted Nights: Kaun Hai Who? Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti… Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati Haunted Nights Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali. Aakhir Bahu Bhi toh Beti Hee
P.M. 2.00 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah.. 2.30 FIR
8.00 Gaj Raaj 9.00 Austin Steven’s Adventure 10.00 Animal Planet’s A to Z 11.00 Natural Born Hunters P.M. 2.00 3.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00 9.30 10.00 11.00
Extreme Peril Man, Woman, Wild Wild Caribbean No Kitchen Required World’s Top 5 Magic of Science Factory Made The Unexplained Files Man vs Wild
P.M. 2.00 How The Universe Works 3.00 The Gadget Show 4.00 Future Weapons 4.50 Industrial Revelations
Crazy Ones Welcome To The Family Castle Two And A Half Men Masterchief Australia Castle Simpsons Two And A Half Men Masterchief Australia Crazy Ones Castle
P.M. 2.00 The Vampire Diaries 3.00 The Ellen Degeneres Show 4.00 Just For Laughs 6.00 The Vampire Diaries 7.00 The Ellen Degeneres 8.00 Friends 8.30 Mike and Molly 9.00 Lost 10.00 The Vampire Diaries 11.00 666 Park Avenue
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The story of Phoenix who was kidnapped, when she was a child, by Madame Rose after killing her family except for Phoenix’s father, Interpol agent CK Lung, who is still struggling to find his daughter. Phoenix is now an assassin under Madam Rose’s orders, her target was her own father. Starring Sammo Hung, Jennifer Tse, Andy On. Star Mov ies, 9 p.m.
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P.M. 2.00 Maharana Pratap 2.30 Bade Acha Lagte Hai 3.00 Sanjeev Kapoor Ke Kitchen Ke Khiladi 3.30 Crime Patrol 8.00 Sanjeev Kapoor Ke Kitchen Khiladi 8.30 Amita Ka Amit 9.00 Desh Ki Beti Nandini 9.30 Jee Le Zara
Bade Achhe Lagte Hai, Sony TV, 10.30 p.m.
9.00 Pavitra Rishta. 9.30 Qubool Hai 10.00 Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi 10.30 Punarvivaah 11.00 Jodha Akbar
P.M. 2.00 Best of Savdhaaan India 7.30 Gustakh Dil 8.00 Devo Ke Dev Mahadev 8.30 Ek Boond Ishq 9.00 Do Dil…Ek Jaan 9.30 The Bachelorette India: Meri Khayalon Ki Mallika 10.30 Savdhaan India
P.M. 2.00 Sasural Simar Ka 2.30 Balika Vadhu-Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte 3.00 Madhubala 3.30 Sanskaar Dharohar Apnon Ki 4.00 Bani Ishq da Kalma 4.30 Comedy Nights with Kapil 7.00 Sanskaar: Dharohar Apnon Ki 7.30 Sasural Simar Ka 8.00 Balika Vadhu 8.30 Madhubala 9.00 Bigg Boss Saath 7 10.00 Uttaran 10.30 Bani – Ishq da Kalma 11.00 Balika Vadhu
P.M 2.00 Haunted Nights 2.30 Aakhir Bhau Bhi…. 3.00 Swayamwar: Shashi Kapoor 6.00 Rishton Ke Bhawar
Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti…, Sahara One, 9 p.m.
3.00 Taarak Mehta Ka… 7.30 Jo Biwi Se Kare Pyaar 8.00 Baal Veer 8.30 Taarak 9.00 Chidiya Ghar 9.30 Jeanie Aur Juju 10.00 Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir 10.30 F I R 11.00 Taarak Mehta
P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee 2.30 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat 3.00 Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 3.30 Radha Hi Bawri 4.00 Fu Bai Fu 5.00 Tu Thithe Mee 5.30 Honar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 6.00 Ek Lagnachi Tisari Goshat 6.30 Home Minister 7.00 Tu Tithe Mee 7.30 Radha Hi Bawri 8.00 Honnar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 9.00 Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat 9.30 Fu Bai Fu 10.30 Radha Hi Bawri 11.00 Honnar Suun Me Hya Gharachi
P.M. 2.00 Gaj Raaj 3.00 Animal Planet’s A to Z 4.00 Animal Battlegrounds 4.30 Big Cat Diary 5.00 AP Safari 6.00 River Monsters 7.00 Natural Born Hunters
DDI (Main Channel)
P.M. 2.30 News in Marathi 3.00 Katha Sarita 3.30 Daivacha Ha Khel Nirala 4.00 Tiwlya Bawlya 4.10 Bheti Lagi Jiva 4.35 Sansar Maza Wegala 5.00 News in Marathi 5.05 Atmabhan 5.30 Suraksha 6.00 Krishi Varta 6.30 AMAM 7.00 News in Marathi. 7.15 Bharat Ek Khoj 8.00 News 8.15 Samachar 8.30 Pavitra Bandhan
9.00 Shrikant 9.30 Saraswatichandra 10.00 Bhart Ki Shaan-RumJhum 11.00 Joshill ay: Film. Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Sri Devi
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News in Hindi. News. Sports News Repoter’s Diary Samachar. The News. Samachar. Rajyon Se Samachar. Metro Scan Business Wrap
Joshillay, DDI, 11 p.m.
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Khel Samachar Focus Samachar News in Hindi. Samachar Charcha Main Aankhon Dekhi Khel Samachar
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How It’s Made The Gadget Show Antariksh How It’s Made The Gadget Show Combat Countdown The Gadget Show
Baggage Battles India on 4 Wheels Ancient Aliens Top Shot Duck Dynasty Mega Truckers History Untamed: Natural World Top Shot Superhuman Pawn Stars Kings of Restoration Baggage Battles
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Border Wars Alaska State Troopers Border Wars Alaska State Shotgun Showdown 11.00 Lock N Load Neighbors
P.M. 2.00 Aus Tour of India 2013 h/ls ODIS 5th 3.00 T20 Dhamaka 3.30 Jai Ho 6.00 Aus Tour of India ODIs h/ls 5th ODI 7.30 Jai Ho 8.00 Ranji Trophy 13/14 8.30 Jai Ho 9.00 Aus Tour of India 13 h/ls: 4th ODI 10.00 Ranji Trophy 13/14 11.00 Aus Tour of India 13 h/ls: 4th ODI
P.M. 2.00 Jai Ho 3.00 FIA F1 World C’ship 2013 h/ls 4.30 Aus Tour of Eng 13 highlights 1st T20 5.00 Liga Bbva 13 h/ls 5.30 Jai Ho 6.00 Aus Tour of India 13 ODIs 5th ODI 7.00 Premier League Review 7.30 Aus Tour of Eng 13 highlights 8.30 Jai Ho 9.00 Motorsports 9.30 Superstar Football 10.00 Aus Tour of India 13 highlights of 5th ODI 11.00 Premier League Review
P.M 12.30 New Police Story 3.00 Pirates of the Caribbean: World’s End 6.30 Life of Pi 9.00 Naked Soldier 11.00 The Hot Chick A.M. 9.00 John Carter
P.M. 12.52 The Dark Knight Rises 3.21 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 5.15 American Ninja 3 Blood Hunt 7.01 Grown Ups 9:00 Act of Valor 11.10 Alice in Wonderland A.M. 8.59 Tekken 10.48 American Ninja 2: Blood Hunt P.M 1.00 2.50 5.30 6.00 8.30 10.30 A.M. 10.40 P.M. 1.00 3.12 5.04 7.01 9.00 10.50 A.M. 9.00 11.08
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Mission : Impossible II Species Premium Rush Shrek Forever After Zombieland The Amazing Spider-Man
P.M. 2.00 Mokla Shwaas: Sharad Ponkshe 4.30 Galgale Nighale: Bharat Jadhav 7.00 Yedyachi Jatra: Bharat Jadhav 9.30 Balache Baap Brahmachari: Laxmikant Berde
P.M. 1.30 Tom and Jerry The Fast and The Furry 3.00 Oggy and the Cockroaches 4.00 The Regular Show 4.30 Adventure Time 5.00 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien 5.30 Oggy and the Cockroaches 7.30 Kid Krrish 9.00 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien 10.00 Johnny Test 11.00 Adventure Time A.M. 8.00 Tom and Jerry Kids Show 9.00 Roll No 21 10.00 Oggy and the Cockroaches P.M. 1.00 4.00 5.00 8.00 9.00 9.30 10.00
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The Grudge 3, Zee Studio, 10.30 p.m.
P.M. 1.00 Krrish: Hrithik Roshan 6.00 Aamdani Atthani Karcha Rupiya: Govinda 9.00 Don No 1: Nagarjuna A.M. 7.00 Commando: Mithun C 10.30 Ek Aur Haqiqat P.M. 12.15 3.00 6.15 9.00
Aag Ka Gola: Gautham Bulandi: Anil Kapoor Lal Badshah: Amitabh B Ishq: Ajay Devgan
P.M. 2.00 Samay-When Time Strikes: Sushmita Sen 5.30 One Man Army: Suman, Kasturi 9.00 Khel: Sonu Walia A.M. 9.30 Raja Aur Runk: Sanjeev Kumar
P.M. 12.00 Maati Maange Khoon: Rekha, Reena Roy 3.00 Mumbai Express: Kamal Haasan 6.00 Mitaken Rakh Doonga: Shakti 9.00 Malamaal Weekly: Paresh Rawal A.M. 9.00 Ek Aur Atyachar: Raj Babbar P.M. 12.00 3.00 6.00 9.00 A.M,. 8.00
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Baadshah: Shah Rukh Khan China Gate: OM Puri Four Times Lucky: Rohit Roy Andolan: Sanjeev Kumar Maha Chor: Rajesh Khanna
Zombieland, Pix, 9 p.m. 10.30 11.00 A.M. 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 P.M. 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 P.M. 2.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.30 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.30
Thomas and Friends Kumbh Karan Chhota Bheem Raju Dholkapur Wala Special
DISNEY CHANNEL Doraemon Special Art Attack Have A Laugh Phineas and Ferb Best of Luck Nikki Doraemon Gravity Falls Doraemon Best of Luck Nikki Slokk Shake It Up Best of Luck Nikki Slokk Art Attack
Kiteretsu Tron Uprising Randy Cunningham Iron Man Armored Adventures American Dragon Jake Long Phineas and Ferb Ultimate Spiderman Hulk VR Troopers
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Gaurav Bajaj’s Haryanvi act Gaurav Bajaj has appeared in television shows, commercials, and movies such as Phir Kabhi and Dahek: A Restless Mind. He currently plays the male lead in Life Ok Serial Kaisa Ye Ishq Hai..Ajab Sa Risk Hai opposite Sukirti Kandpal. Gaurav speaks about his life and his role By Sandeep Hattangadi What are the shows that you have done? I’ve done Sapno se Bhare Naina On Star Plus, Uttran on COLORS and now Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai on LIFE OK. How did you get the role of Rajveer in Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai? I got a call from the office for the screen test and was not in India at the time. I came back to Mumbai and found out that this is a Haryanvi character. I found it more interesting when I heard the role and concept, as I always wanted to do something which I am not. I spoke to my mother before giving the screen test. She believed in me and her blessings got me going and I became Rajveer from there on. How much do you relate to the character? I relate to Rajveer behavior wise but not personality wise at all. I‘m a complete family person. I respect each and every member in my family. However, the upbringing is also same since I have a joint family too.
By Sandeep Hattangadi
TV TATTLES FOODIE SHOW
Ever wished for a one-stop shop to get all your food queries solved and to cook scrumptious food using simple and unique techniques? Zee Khana Khazana, India’s First 24-hour food channel presents a unique road show Zee Khana Khazana Food Fungama where the channel will have canters bearing LED screens move across six Indian cities (Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Indore and Lucknow) to engage and interact with audiences at residential areas, malls and markets. Spread over almost a month, the show will help Indian homemakers and food enthusiasts with all their food related queries.
SHOWCASING INDIAN SCIENTIST
You are playing a romantic married guy, and are also getting married in real life. How do you feel? That’s a reel Rajveer playing the character but this is Gaurav in real life playing his part from his soul. I’m glad and waiting to discover more about myself post marriage as an individual. How is it working with Sukriti Khandpal? She is a good co-star. We share a mutual understanding both on and off screen. Are you not trying for films? Yes. I’m open to films in all languages. How is it working with Manish Goswami as a producer? It’s like driving a vintage car or having a dinner in a palace which is 200 years old. I’m glad and happy to be working with a producer like him. I feel secure since he is one of the oldest producers in the industry. He’ll always be a father figure to me. What kind of films you would like to do? I am open to small and lead role in
films but Punjabi films really attract me. Where do you see yourself five years from now? I’m going with the flow. All the blessings I receive will place me right. Any interesting experience from the sets? Many things happen every day. However, I remember the scene where I was tired working and fell asleep while giving a sleeping shot. I thank my director who cut for lunch. I woke up after 20 minutes and was extremely surprised at what had happened. Any interesting fan experience? A beggar gave me a rose at the signal saying she loves me, asked me to give her a flying kiss. I did that and I could feel a real blessing from the kid. Do you feel the TV industry is dominated by women? Possibly, but how does that matter? A hero makes the heroine and vice versa. It’s compulsory to have a hero in any story.
Nach Baliye-6 soon on Star Plus
brand new season of Nach Baliye-6 which aims to give couples a chance to rekindle their romance and deepen their bond through dance is starting on November 9. Get ready to witness bolder acts, an uninhibited showcase of romance and intense chemistry every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm on Star Plus. Produced by Frames Productions, the new floor-scorching season of Nach Baliye brings together 11 celebrity jodis including Raju and Shikha Shrivastava, Raqesh Vashisht and Ridhi Dogra, Kanika Maheshwari Ghai and Ankur Ghai, Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee, Ripu Daman Handa and Shivangi Verma, Yash Sanjeev and Lataa Seth, Rithvik Dhanjani and Sinha and Amrapali Gupta, Kiku and Priyanka Asha Negi and Vinod and Raksha Thakur. Sharda, Bruna Abdullah and Omar Farooque, The judges’ panel includes Shilpa Shetty,
choreographer Terrence Lewis and Bollywood director Sajid Khan. At the onset of this new season, a thrilled Shilpa says, “It is going to be exciting to come back to the sets of Nach Baliye 6. Expect new couples from different walks of life, exciting chemistry and lots of fun.” Terrence Lewis adds, “The new season promises to be more daring and bold” while Sajid Khan says, “The drama and entertainment this show brings on stage is addictive. Through dance so much is revealed about the couples, their chemistry becomes transparent and viewers get to know the other side of these stars.” Nach Baliye 6 will be hosted by Gautam Rode and Karan Wahi.
BBC World Service show Exchanges at the Frontier will air an exclusive interview with professor Jitendra Nath Goswami, the lead scientist on India’s first ever mission to Mars from the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad on Saturday, November 2 at 5.30 pm. The event is run in partnership with the Wellcome Collection. To apply for tickets to be in the audience visit: www.wellcomecollection..org/goswami.
BONANZA FOR CHILDREN
It is going to be a very Happy Diwali for Cartoon Network viewers with the coolest movies being aired every day from October 28 to November 03 at 12 pm. Kid Krrish, Tom and Jerry in the Wizard of Oz, Oggy ki Olli, Krish Trish Baltiboy: The Battle of Wits etc are sure to light up the festivities and holiday spirit. That’s not all! Adding to this formidable line-up of movies is a brand new special called Oggy: I Love India that will premiere on November 01 at 12 pm. Oggy, Olly, Jack and the three cockroaches are in Mumbai to watch the Cricket World Cup! Roll in laughter as they unleash madness in the stadium!
MOTHER AND DAUGHTERS
Bade Ache Lagtey Hai on Sony Entertainment Television has won the hearts of millions with its simple yet unique storyline. Now, the viewers will soon get to see some high voltage drama. In an upcoming episode, there would be a drastic twist, where Priya’s three daughters Pihu, Myrah and Pari will be seen going against her. Since Priya comes out of a coma she starts restricting the daughters about the way they are using their pocket money or even going out with their friends to party. Pihu does not like this interference and soon starts comparing Priya with Juhi. Within time, all three daughters will be seen going against Priya and supporting Juhi as a better mother. It will be interesting to see how Ram Kapoor reacts to this.
Sony Entertainment Television’s newly launched show Desh ki beti Nandini, Kirti Nagpure is roaming around on her scooty but is finding the whole thing entirely new. A birdie from the set told us that when Kirti had got to know that she had to ride a scooty in the serial she was very excited. Talking about her experience, she says, “I have never ridden a two wheeler ever in my life so I was looking forward to it. In fact, my co-star Raafi Malik helped me a lot by giving me some tips on how to create the right balance. It was tough intially but once you get the technique, it’s fun. Now I keep riding it all over the set.” Well, it seems that our Nandini knows how to make the most of everything.
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NGOs answerable under RTI Act: SC P
olitical parties were hit first when the Central Information Commission passed an order stating the six major political parties of India come under the ambit of RTI Act since they receive a ‘substantial’ amount of funding from government. This was a few months back. Just earlier this month, the Supreme Court passed a judgment stating that NGOs substantially funded by government or its authorities, come under the RTI Act and it makes them liable to reveal information under the transparency law. A bench of Justice K S Radhakrishnan and Justice A K Sikri reportedly said that even though government may not have any statutory control over such organisations they fall within the definition of public authority if they are substantially financed by it. “Government may not have any statutory control over the NGOs, as such, still it can be established that a particular NGO has been substantially financed directly or indirectly by the funds provided by the appropriate government, in such an event, that organisation will fall within the scope of Section 2(h)(d)(ii) of the RTI Act (definition of public authority). Consequently, even private organisations which are, though not owned or controlled but substantially financed by the appropriate government will also fall within the definition of public authority,” the bench stated. The court also maintained that though the term ‘NGO’ has not been defined in the RTI Act, these organisations carry on various social and welfare activities which are otherwise governmental in nature, making them liable under RTI Act. “The term Non-Government Organisations (NGO), as such, is not defined under the Act. But, over a period of time, the expression has got its own meaning and, it has to be seen in that context, when used in the Act.” “…Government used to finance substantially, several non-government organisations, which carry on various social and welfare activities, since those organisations sometimes carry on functions which are otherwise governmental,” the judges said. The bench, however, said that whether an NGO has been substantially financed by the government (or its authorities) or not, is a question of fact, to be examined by the authorities concerned under the RTI Act. The apex court also stated that substantially financed means that “the degree of financing must be actual, existing, positive and real to a substantial extent, not moderate, ordinary, tolerable etc.” “Merely providing subsidiaries, grants, exemptions, privileges etc., as such, cannot be said to be providing funding to a substantial extent, unless the record shows that the funding was so substantial to
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It was about time Non-Governmental Organisations were made answerable. The Supreme Court has ruled those substantially funded by the government are ‘public authority’, writes Gajanan Khergamker
NGOs, particularly those dealing with animal welfare, are known to be callous. Devdasi, a much-loved Colaba stray lost her life due to medical intervention by a self-styled unqualified ‘volunteer’ working for an NGO who went on to dump her lifeless carcass in a garbage bin nearby. With no identification, paperwork or accountability in place, it’s a free-for-all with NGOs. It was time they come under RTI. the body which practically runs by such funding and but for such funding, it would struggle to exist,” the bench said. “The State may also float many schemes generally for the betterment and welfare of the cooperative sector like deposit guarantee scheme, scheme of assistance from National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) etc., but those facilities or assistance cannot be termed as substantially financed by the government to bring the body within the fold of public authority,” the apex court said. This judgement is a step forward towards bringing the many elusive NGOs within the reach of law. A lot of NGOs have been charged with harbouring a disdain for the law and yet prefer to capitalise on their ‘government’ tag. An NGO, for many, is a source of making money, getting tax exemptions and other sops from the government while earning a profit under the disguise of fighting/standing up for a ‘cause’. In the beginning of the year, the Delhi High Court had said, “Most private run so-called philanthropic organisations do not understand their social responsibilities. 99 per cent of the existing NGOs are fraud
and simply moneymaking devices. Only one out of every hundred NGOs serve the purpose they are set up for.” And, the High Court’s judgement was not too off the mark if we look at the cases of fraud involving NGOs. Just earlier this month, a mother of an inmate in the Living Free Foundation, a de-addiction centre near Alibaug, accused the NGO authorities / workers of torturing her son while he was getting treatment at the centre. Reportedly, the founder and the CEO of the NGO, the Living Free Foundation, did not have even “an official clearance” in place or even “make an effort to hire certified psychiatrists and counsellors to run the NGO”. The NGO, reportedly charged money to the tune of Rs 25,000 per month for ‘treating’ the drug addicts and alcoholics. In the beginning of this year, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) had brought out a report titled ‘India’s Funds to NGOs Squandered.’ The report suggested how the government is just flittering away pubic funds on NGOs that don’t deserve the funds in the least, not for the work they do. The report had stated that ‘the selection of grantees
(NGOs to whom government funds are allocated) is often determined not on ability or technical expertise but rather on the applicant’s ability to pay a bribe.’ The report further suggested ‘NGOs allegedly had to pay bribes amounting to 15 per cent to 30 per cent of the grant to have their projects approved. If a conservative estimate of 15 per cent is used as a bribe to process the applications, during the fiscal years 2002-2003 to 2008-2009 at least Rs 1,000 crore have been spent on bribes to different layers of officials approving the projects.’ RTI applications filed by the ACHR to extract information from the State and the Central government revealed that over Rs 6,654.36 crore as grants to NGOs/voluntary organisations during 2002-2003 to 2008-2009 or an average of over Rs 950 crore every year. This includes over Rs 4,756 crore given by the central Government and Rs 1,897 crore by the state governments. “The figure of Rs 6,654.36 crore of funds given to NGOs is only indicative and not accurate.” ACHR Director Suhas Chakma had said at the time the report was released. While making the report many of the states and Union territories like Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh,
Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir etc., didn’t provide information about the grants their states provided to NGOs. And then,replies from many departments of the State were not adequate. ACHR said many departments of the state governments and UTs did not provide full information. ACHR also maintained that central government ministries provided even fewer figures through RTI applications in comparison to information placed before the Parliament (both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha). And, there were other reasons reportedly mentioned by the officials of ACHR to indicate that the true figures could be even higher than mentioned in the report. Talking about the authenticity of the estimate of Rs 1,000 crore in bribes mentioned in the report, ACHR maintained that - it must be seen in the context of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s Report No.17 of 2010-2011 pertaining to audit of transactions and performance in the Ministry of Environment and Forest in which the CAG concluded that 7,916 Utilisation certificates (UCs) from the grantees for grants worth Rs 596.79 crore from 1981-2009 were not obtained under the scheme of Grants-in-Aid to Voluntary Agencies. The ACHR report also noted the lack of accountability in the system. It noted the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) sanctioned 24,760 projects during September 1, 1986 to February 28, 2007 involving a total sanctioned grant of over Rs 252 crore. Out of these, 511 NGOs were placed under the blacklist category due to irregularities committed. And, even though a total of 511 NGOs were blacklisted, only 10 cases were referred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for investigation while FIRs were lodged against only 101 NGOs. Over two years later, by August 2009, the number of NGOs blacklisted by CAPART increased to 830 and FIRs were lodged against 129 blacklisted NGOs. By May 2012, 81 more NGOs were placed in the Black List category and 195 NGOs were placed in the Further Assistance Stopped category by CAPART. The rate at which exchange of money has been taking place when it comes to setting up an NGO directly insinuates that the work done by most of the NGOs is not as ‘noble’ as they would like people to believe. Putting them under the ambit of RTI law and making them answerable to the general public will surely open a can of worms in the days to come. It will be better if NGOs buck up and mend their acts before they find themselves in the dock. (With inputs from Prerna Pandey)
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DILLI KA BABU Back With ‘Honours’
By Ruby Arun
Mayawati that this political alliance will be finalised between XTREMELY interesting pic- them only if out of 80 Parliamentures are emerging from po- tary seats in UP, Mayawati agrees litical happenings in the to let them fight from 35, othercountry. Old allies are being left wise this new developing friendbehind and a search is being made ship might get shattered. This way, for new. The aim is not just to win Mayawati can field her candidates in the Lok Sabha elections, but from 45 seats. But Mayawati wants also to emerge victorious in the that her party should field candifive upcoming State Legislative As- dates from 60 seats. Though sembly elections. Keeping this in Mayawati has not given any assurview, a special relationship seems ance but she will settle for 35:45 to be developing between the ratio, and if this friendship beCongress and the Bahujan Samaj tween the Congress and BSP takes Party. According to the news avail- shape, then it will be a cause of able, a pact has been formed be- worry for Samajwadi Party and the tween the ‘Hand’ and the BJP, because an alliance between ‘Elephant’. It has been tentatively the Congress and the BSP can get agreed that Rahul and Mayawati Dalit, Muslim and Brahmin voter will fight the upcoming Lok Sabha to stand together in their favour. So that the alliance between elections and Legislative Assembly elections to the five states in al- Mayawati and Rahul Gandhi can liance. If this happens then the re- blossom politically in new ways, the Congress may as a precautionsults can be startling. Several decisive meetings have ary measure, soon take some hard already been held very quietly in steps. According to the sources, this regard between the BSP chief, the Congress has made plans to Mayawati and the Congress presi- call for the winter session of Pardent, Sonia Gandhi, and an al- liament before its scheduled time. liance is about to be formalised. During this winter session, the The deal has got stuck at just one Government wants to get passed issue, and that is the distribution all those remaining Bills which it of seats in the Lok Sabha and UP can tie as a festooned headdress elections. Sonia has clearly told and go amongst the people to
make proclamations about the work it has done. The attempt to forge an alliance between the Congress and the BSP did not happen ‘just like that’. What happened was that when Rahul took back charge of the Uttar Pradesh Congress from Digvijay Singh and handed the responsibility to Madhusudan Mistry, then Mistry got an intensive survey done in Uttar Pradesh. This report was presented by Mistry to Rahul about two months back and he advised that if the Congress were to fight the elections allied with the BSP, it would benefit. So Mayawati was sent this message. Mayawati too was in need of such a tie-up, so she arrived to meet Sonia in this connection. Deliberations on this matter took place between Sonia, Ahmed Patel and Mayawati and it was decided that the two parties should come together. It seems to the Congress that with the BSP as an ally, it will be able to get the votes of the Dalits in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan. The possibility of adjustment over several seats in the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections is also emerging. During the time of the last Assembly elections
EC must act quickly! Santosh Bhartiya
HOUGH the Supreme Court has to pass on the verdict, the task of implementing it is that of the government. However, it is a matter of regret that this is not happening in most of the cases. Social activist Anna Hazare campaigned in the entire the country for electoral reforms, in which he said that the people should have the right to reject those candidates who were ‘not fit’ for the Lok Sabha or the Legislative Assemblies. ‘Not fit’ means those who are criminals, corrupt, deserving of punishment or tainted — they should not enter the Lok Sabha or the Legislative Assemblies. The entire country wholeheartedly welcomed Anna’s suggestion that the Election Commission (EC) should have a red button in the voting machine, through which the public could decide that if it did not prefer a
certain candidate, it should press the red button. Anna also suggested that in this situation, elections should take place again, and those candidates who have been rejected by the people should not get permission to stand for elections the next time. These suggestions of Anna are supported be people all over the country. It is a matter of happiness that the Supreme Court has agreed in principle that the ‘Right to Reject’ should be implemented in elections. In other words the public should have the right that if it does not prefer any candidate, it can reject him or her by pressing the red button and thereby stamp their rejection or unacceptability of a candidate. This principled decision of the Supreme Court can put a weapon in the hands of the public. Now the work ahead of this is that of the Election Commission, that it makes rules and norms in an effective manner for the proper implementation of this decision of the Supreme Court But till now the EC is silent on this issue. If the EC does not create a structure for this entire process according to Anna’s suggestions
in Uttar Pradesh too, adjustments could not be made between the Congress and the BSP even though they were almost made. It was due to the distribution of seats and the exercise of getting the credit for the Dalit-Muslim vote bank into their own accounts that an alliance could not be forged, but the current political conditions have made it clear to Rahul Gandhi and Mayawati that if they do not join hands even now, then they might be marginalised in the Indian political field – the direct benefit of which will go only to the Bharatiya Janta Party and Narendra Modi, and if they (the Congress and the BSP) come together, then they will make the path to Delhi difficult for the political parties opposing them, because a situation where they are together will polarise the Dalit-Muslim and Brahmin votes in their favour. The result of this will also be that the path will become a little more difficult for those regional parties which are trying their best to give shape to a Third Front in the country. Because of this not only could there be a very close fight in the five State Legislative Assembly elections, but also in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
what the Election Commission wants to do. There is one request to the Supreme Court too – that it should reflect upon that section of its deand just leaves it at making a pro- cision in which it has been said vision for pressing a red button on that if a person is in custody or dethe voting machine for this deci- tained, he too cannot file his nomsion of the Supreme Court, then it ination papers. This decision will will not only be an insult to the give unlimited, unrestricted powSupreme Court, but will also ob- ers to the SHO, who is eventually struct and choke the hopes of the responsible to the Government. It voters of this country. The people could also politicise police posts. of the country want to see the de- Alongside, it will become a huge cision of the Supreme Court to be means of corruption as well. On the other side even while giving implemented in totality. If this decision is implemented, due respect to the lower courts we there will be two benefits. The first would want the Supreme Court to benefit will be that the chances of connect itself to a high court’s detainted candidates becoming cision, not to that of the courts. Or probable candidates from a party the Supreme Court should take will decrease tremendously, be- another revolutionary step — that cause the parties will fear that peo- the decision of whichever judge of ple could reject their candidate. a lower court the High Court reAnd secondly, the chances that a verses, there should be a provision candidate will spend Rs.10-15 for some sort of punishment for crores and mislead the public will that judge. This will engender a feeling of also lessen, because in that situation the huge amount will go down responsibility in the lower courts, and they will make fewer decisions the drain. Till now, the Election Commis- which can be further changed in sion has neither welcomed the de- the High Courts. A question has cision of the Supreme Court, nor arisen, that in the manner that a has it circulated any draft to the demand is being raised to fix repolitical parties for implementing sponsibility in the executive and this decision. Actually this draft the legislature, should the same should be circulated publically so kind of demand be made in rethat the public can get to know spect of the judiciary?
AS reported by your columnist earlier, the reinstatement of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal by the Uttar Pradesh Government was expected sooner than later. Whatever the official stand of the State Government, the fact is that intense public and media pressure and the unprecedented support she received from her IAS colleagues across the country left Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav no other course of action. Sources claim that Nagpal’s husband IAS officer Abhishek Singh too met the Chief Minister and apprised him of the “facts” of the matter. But the real reason remains that the unstinted support for Ms Nagpal took the Samajwadi Party leaders by surprise and turned the tables in her favour. Already receiving flak for not doing enough to control communal clashes in the State, the party obviously does not want to complicate matters by proceeding against the IAS officer. The inquiries against her have been dropped and she will soon receive a fresh posting.
Then He Will Want Money?
SENSING hope, the ‘caged parrot’ is now demanding it be released into freedom from Government control. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly informed the Supreme Court in the coal scam case that the Government is discriminating against the agency by not giving ex-officio powers of Secretary to the CBI director. The CBI obviously believes that the only way to insulate itself from having charges of political interference hurled at it every now and then is to empower the CBI chief to place proposals directly before the Minister for Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), without having to deal with the babus in DoPT. The present CBI chief Ranjit Sinha, many believe, sees in the Supreme Court- directed coal scam investigation an opportunity for his agency to step out of the sarkari shadow and become more autonomous, and is now pressing the issue, given that the court has taken considerable interest in the CBI’s functioning. The ball is now in the Government’s court, and it remains to be seen how it reacts to this ‘call for freedom’.
From Me To Me
IT’S all a matter of hats! Inspector General Internal Security Bhaskar Rao writes to Inspector General Training Bhaskar Rao! Yes, that’s correct. Owing to the shortage of officers in Karnataka, IPS officer Bhaskar Rao is managing two positions, or wearing two hats. So wearing the hat of IG (internal security) he regularly corresponds with IG (training) – only the addressee is himself, wearing the other hat! If any further proof of the Kafkaesque world of bureaucracy is needed, Rao would be an ideal example. But the officer himself sees no irony in the situation. He says he is doing this only to ensure that the paperwork is complete and that whoever succeeds him in either of the two positions would have all the information that is required. Sources say that the Director General of Police Lalrokhuma Pachau admits that there is a shortage of police officers in the rank of Inspector General, but is unable to explain when the situation will change. In the meantime, Bhaskar Rao seems comfortable juggling two posts. — By Dilip Cherian
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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 646
ENIGMA CODE 646
ACROSS: 1 Feature of ironic elevation (7) 4 He can smile about the regiment (7) 8 The youth of little Red Riding (8) 10 Of light hair and complexion when having a spell from broadcasting (3,3) 11 Leave office and return to ground? (4,4) 12 Being French I take a ship that is to have a girl's name (6) 15 Renéé playfully grabs Albert's rear before Rose came in again (2-7) 17 Carol able to upset the gentleman from Madrid (9) 19 Watergate clue is cryptic (6) 20 In moving cab, I talk of traffic queue (8) 22 Articles written about base in the Middle East (6) 23 Large number made their mark beyond boundary (3,5) 24 Pinched Edward leaving wood outside Whitehead (7) 25 Figure mule ran off (7)
DOWN: 1 Hedges need the top off for sides (5) 2 Student losing his head deserves what he gets (6) 3 Saw it might be something for him to do (10) 5 The regulations of the Irishman are no laws at all (8,5) 6 To repeat: military personnel must have a lock-up (8) 7 When goods are sold out? (6,3)
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Each colour in our code represents a letter. When you have cracked the code you will be able to make up seven words. The clue to first word is given to help you get started.
The Clue: East
SOLUTION TO FRIDAY’S ENIGMA CODE NELSON, LENSES, LESSEN, LESSON, LOOSEN, LOOSES, NOOSES
MATH PYRAMID 646 9
Water-works union man giving one a lift? (9,4) 13 Aid one lost in grief (10) 14 Continual instances developed (9)
16 Block, beat, and rout possibly (8) 18 Various letters I leave to arrange with taste (6) 21 The girl, we hear, sounds very sad (5)
SOLUTION TO FRIDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD ACROSS: 7 Galactic, 9 Rained, 10 Colour scheme, 11 Circle, 13 Toe holds, 14 Electric light, 17 Magnetic, 19 During, 20 Bridge player, 22 Secure, 23 Redeemer. DOWN: 1 Madeline, 2 Laic, 3 Attlee, 4 Dry spell, 5 Fish-monger, 6 Deemed, 8 Court circular, 12 Cleaned out, 15 Tottered, 16 Tenanted, 18 Air-bed, 19 Dryads, 21 Roes.
QUICK CROSS 646
ACROSS: 1 Billiard stroke (5) 6 Gives forth (5) 7 Farm buildings (5) 8 Bracelet site (5) 9 Tofu legumes (5)
The goal of Math Pyramid is to fill the given pyramid with numbers such that the following three rules are satisfied. 1. A cell value must be sum or difference of the two cells below 2. A row cannot have duplicate numbers 3. A number cannot be less than 1 or more than the grid size
DOWN: 1 Buttes (5) 2 An acid (5) 3 Baby hair soft (5) 4 Long Roman toga (5) 5 Bends (5)
The goal of Hidato is to fill the grid with consecutive numbers that connect horizontally, vertically, or diagonally from first to the last number in the grid. The first and last numbers of a puzzle and a some other numbers are already filled in. FRIDAY’S SOLUTION
Place numbers into the puzzle cells in such a way that each row and column contains each of the digits from 1 up to the size of the puzzle (4,5 or 6). Like a Sudoku puzzle, no number is repeated in any row or column. Each bold-outlined group of cells contains a hint consisting of a number and one of the mathematical symbols + x - /. The number is the result of applying the mathematical operation represented by the symbol to the digits contained within the domain. The solution to each puzzle is arrived at logically and is unique. FRIDAY’S SOLUTION
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TIGER BUD BLAKE
WIZARD OF ID PARKER & HART
B.C. JOHNNY HART
BEAU PEEP THE ADVENTURES OF LEGIONNAIRE BEAU PEEP
FRED BASSET ALEX GRAHAM
PHANTOM LEE FALK
MODESTY BLAISE PETER O’DONNELL
COFFEEBREAK MOON TITHI NAKSHATRA RASHI LUCKY COLOUR LUCKY NUMBER
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Moon in Cancer till 9.36 p.m. 9th Ashwin Krishnapaksha Ashlesha Karaka (Cancer) H.D. Peridot Green 9
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: Will be pleasantly plump, elegant, attractive eyes, healthy and long-lived. Will be always helpful, responsible, caring, emotional, and sensitive. Moody nature could be misunderstood and considered to be arrogant or proud. Extremely, well organized, artistic and creative. Success and happiness is indicated. ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Negotiations could reach a dead end if you are not going to be flexible in discussions today. You stand to gain more with some compromises. You will succeed in your current enterprise much against every odd. You need to plan your finances carefully. Gains are indicated. You are likely to come across a new circle with whom you vibe well with. Some of you are likely to start a new personal relationship.
TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Your positive interaction with people will lead to growth in your career. You are doing well for yourself. You will be in a positive and aggressive frame of mind. Completing reports, preparing for meeting or seminar, could keep you busy. Keep ego in check. Love life appears to be a bit fiery. With a little help from you the situation could improve and things will be back to normal again.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Monetary gains accrue to you from your normal channel of work. A determined attitude and persistent effort will certainly help you in your career and get you what you want. There is indication of much travel. Success and honors accrue to family members giving you a lot of happiness. Involvement in family and entertainment for loved ones leaves little time for romance. You have every reason to feel happy about yourself.
CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You will succeed in establishing a perfect rapport with colleagues and associates which helps you to improve your position at work. You could get a large amount of money as an advance payment. Even though financial position is strong, this money will be of great help. In a new relationship, if you are looking for fun then you are playing with fire. It seems you have met your match.
LEO (July 22 - August 21): Stay out of trouble. Avoid arguments with colleagues. Play it cool. Expenses are to a certain extent on the higher side. Try to keep a check on your expenses. Nevertheless, you are likely to get money due to you provided you pursue the matter today. Worries are part of life. Find time to be with friends who inspire you positively or relax with music and face tomorrow when it comes.
VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): It is good to be optimistic but don’t be deluded by grand plans and impracticable ideas. Even a minor mistake leads to money loss. You may take some unorthodox decisions that help to reach your goal faster. But do not break any normal rules to achieve your objective. Relationships unlike work are not cut and dry. Nurture them with love and care something which you have not been doing.
LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Your routine and schedules will get upset. Stay calm and keep your cool, agitation will get you nowhere. You are doing well in your career and profession. Yet a feeling of unease creeps in. This is just a passing phase. Things are not as bad as they look for there are hidden gains. Problems arise in your relationship with your friend or beloved. A bit of love and attention will resolve the annoying issues.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): Keep your mind open to suggestions. Benefits are indicated. But so are expenses. Remain cool and calm in your own interests even though associates may try your patience time and again. Also consolidate your financial position. Surplus funds should be invested in fixed deposits or bonds. A constant reassurance helps to build a successful relationship. You can ill afford to neglect the needs of those that love you.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): You will have planned your schedules well in advance as the possibilities of extensive travel could have you chasing an elusive deadline. At home if you take up chores, which normally you ignore, it will be appreciated by your mate and surprise the family. Those planning to settle down will receive a very good marriage proposal which is worth considering.
CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Although on the surface work seems to be proceeding smoothly you may have a niggling doubt about certain underhand activities going on behind your back. Try not to let these negative thoughts get the better of you. Let bygones be bygones and move forward with a positive attitude. The married will be refurbishing their homes or shopping around for an exclusive gift for loved ones. Your mate is very supportive and understanding.
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You will have people reacting favorably to your ability to take risks in business and even consider financing your new project. Whereas your overbearing attitude may put off some which should not deter you from your goal. Socially, you have a busy time when you will be meeting a lot of people. You will be romantically inclined so do ignore someone who is really interested in you. Find out why you are scared of a commitment or being tied down.
PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Take risks and make the most of a good day. Cautious trading will lead to extra money. You will be very lucky at a game of chance. A tip from reliable source will lead to tremendous gains. An earlier assignment will bring in monetary gains and acclaim. Members of the opposite sex find you exceptionally attractive. You will make new friends and enlarge your social circle.
QUICK CROSSWORD 4802
ACROSS: 1 River running through north India (4) 4 Rang out (6) 8 Boxing wins (3) 10 ___ over : praise one's own success and mock the loser? (4) 13 Yesteryear badminton star Prakash ____ (8) 14 Most sacred (7) 15 Major pass between Afghanistan and Pakistan (6) 17 Prepares for or shows on the idiot-box? (9) 21 Little Ronald (3) 22 Notice of exception, abbr. (3) 23 Kyushu mountain (3) 26 North-eastern state ____ Pradesh (9) 27 Spanish man (6) 28 Porter or coolie, ferrier (7) 32 Birthplace of Mozart (8) 34 "Empedocles on __" (Matthew Arnold poem) (4) 35 A type of tree that sound like "you"? (3) 36 Gave a hollow beating to, in a way? (6) 37 A kind of footwear (4)
DOWN: 1 "Coffee Cantata" composer (4) 2 System of bidding in Bridge (4) 3 ___ out : withdraws, gives up or escapes? (4) 5 Expresses amusement (6) 6 17th letter of the Greek alphabet (3) 7 Dismal, boring (6) 9 Posed for a photographic session, should we say? (3) 11 One who is on the move, perhaps; a wanderer (5) 12 Shrivel (5) 15 Eager, sharp, interested (4) 16 A dense tuft or growth (4) 18 A machine for weaving cloth from thread (4) 19 Concerning, in legal terms - "rein" anagram? (2,2) 20 Not a __ : same as,"not even a penny"? (3) 23 Not _ __ in the world : without any worries (1,4)
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SUDOKU 1988 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.
Today’s clue: I equals H
The Cryptoquip is a substitution cipher in which one letter stands for another.
24 Change of "a note" if made from cereal? (5) 25 One drink following another, in a way? (6) 26 Of land, suitable for crops (6) 28 Call out, to weep (3)
29 Lengths of past lives or existences, in a way? (4) 30 A feeling of irritation on the skin (4) 31 A violent anger (4) 33 Fiji island (3)
SOLUTION TO SATURDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 1 Rampur, 7 Activism, 8 Duff, 10 Hernia, 11 Morass, 14 E'en, 16 Forks, 17 Rued, 19 Knife, 21 Boers, 22 Prank, 23 Milt, 26 Sania, 28 Man, 29 Weight, 30 Denser, 31 Or so, 32 Services, 33 Abrade. DOWN: 1 Rasher, 2 Pruned, 3 Rafa, 4 Rip-offs, 5 Bihar, 6 Amiss, 8 Dree, 9 Fin, 12 Roe, 13 Skull, 15 Anent, 18 Ulnae, 19 Koa, 20 Irk, 21 Brahmin, 22 Pig, 23 Mansur, 24 Inso, 25 Turtle, 26 Swish, 27 Nitro, 28 Mer, 30 Dosa.
IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1807 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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N B V G H V D V L N C B
Q D V I G Q N Q
Q G M D V G
P G K D Q Q G P I L B
N J H
V I D H
Y Q N U
P G D Q
J L M M
K M C H P G Q I G
I D B
K G V D M R L H F
W G Q B N H
SATURDAY’S SOLUTION : You're never too old to become younger
Afternoon WORD MINE
D K B C Q P L V T
S N U U L V V G P ,
U D H
G I L
How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 18 average; 20 good; 22 outstanding. SATURDAY’S SOLUTION: dent, diet, dint, duet, edit, indent, intend, invent, invite, invited, tend, tide, tied, tine, tined, tinned, tune, tuned, UNINVITED, unit, unite, united, untie, untied, vent.
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29 IN BRIEF
World Champion Sebastian Vettel reigns supreme in India, grabs historic fourth world title
By Amanpreet Singh
REATER NOIDA: Taking a giant step towards becoming a modern-time great, Sebastian Vettel cruised into the history books by winning his fourth consecutive Formula One world title as he conquered the Indian Grand Prix for the third time in a row. Changing his tyres strategy after only two laps on softs from pole position, Vettel switched to mediums and drove sensationally to grab the lead after joining the race in the 17 place, yet again showing that he was uncatchable in his RB09. Red Bull looked set for a one and two but Mark Webber's race ended due to gearbox problem in lap 40. His team ordered him to stop the car. However, Red Bull still won the constructors’ title. So it was double delight for Red Bull. Vettel bowed on the Buddh International circuit after completing the victory and then jumped on his car, celebrating his historic win, which he took ahead of Mercedes Nico Rosberg, who was 29.8 seconds behind. Joining them on the podium was Lotus' Romain Grosjean, who had sensational race as he worked his way to third position after starting 17 on the grid. Vettel needed to finish only fifth to become youngest quadruple champion. With this win, he took his points tally to 322. Only Ferrai's Fernando Alonso could have kept the championship alive but he could not get a single point by finishing a distant 11th. Ever since the Formula One world arrived in India, Vettel has dominated everything from dominating practice sessions to winning all three Poles and races. Only two drivers before Vettel have won four straight titles -- Juan Manuel Fangio from Argentina and German great Michael Schumacher. Frenchman
able point from Indian Grand Prix, which is missing on the calendar in 2014. It was a great result for home team as they enjoyed their first double points finish since the British Grand prix to consolidate their sixth position. The team earned six points to take the tally to 68, which is 23 ahead of Sauber, who failed to earn a point. In lap 29, Vettel got ahead of the pack when Webber pitted and just after one lap he was comfortably ahead by 11 seconds. Vettel was uncatchable after that as he build a 25second lead over Kimi Raikkonen. Earlier, Massa made a great start by getting past both the Mercedes cars to get behind Vettel. Fernando Alonso, who needed a strong race to keep the championship alive, clipped Jenson Button, breaking his Ferrari's nose. Vettel too pitted early for changing tyres from soft to mediums and now Massa was leading the race, followed by Rosberg and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton. Webber soon was to his original fourth after making a move on Kimi Raikkonen in lap six. Vettel who joined 17th, worked his way up to fourthth by lap 12 as he passed Force India's Adrian Sutil and Lotus' Romain Grosjean but the gap with the race leader Webber was more than 12 seconds. Sutil was Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany being lifted by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg holding on to his fifth strongly, beof Germany who stood second and Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France who was third, hind Daniel Ricciardo and ahead of Massa but the German had not pitafter winning the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the BIC in Greater Noida on Sunday. ted by then. Vettel was going fast Alain Prost is another driver who established the astonishing nine- and fast and passed Sergio Perez in lap 21 to be behind Webber, who has won four titles but he did not win record in 1952-53. Felipe Massa was fourth, followed was to take his first pit stop. It was win those in a row and Vettel is now youngest quadruple champion at by McLaren drivers Sergio Perez and business as usual as Vettel took lead Lewis Hamilton. Kimi Raikonnen, in lap 29. the age 26. Behind him, Raikkenon comfortIt was Vettel's sixth win in a row who was in podium contention till and the affable German now has the the last 10 laps, faded to seventh, ably passed Sutil to take third in lap record of nine consecutive wins in followed by home team Sahara 37 and the Force India driver was sight with three races to go in the Force India's Paul di Resta and Sutil. the only one who had not pitted as season. Italian Alberto Ascari had Daniel Ricciardo took the last avail- yet.
Mercedes AMG Petronas Lewis Hamilton at the Drivers Grid parade.
FIA reprimands Vettel, fines Red Bull for doughnut celebration
GREATER NOIDA: Sebastian Vettel was today reprimanded for his unusual doughnut celebration after winning his third consecutive Indian Grand Prix while his team Red Bull was fined 25,000 euros for the driver’s act at the Buddh International Circuit here. After securing his fourth straight world title, Vettel celebrated the feat by doing a doughnut with his winning RB09 and followed that by bowing down before his car at the tarmac of the circuit and then jumped to top of the car to wave towards the crowd. But his celebrations did not go down well with the FIA stewards of the race, who reprimanded the driver for the breach of FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations and inflicted a fine on the Red Bull team. “The driver failed to proceed directly to the post race parc ferme as detailed under Article 43.3 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations. Due to special circumstances the stewards accepted the explanation of the driver,” an FIA statement said.
2013 Indian GP lacks celebrity quotient
GREATER NOIDA: A sari-clad Jessica Michibata, a fashion model and girlfriend of McLaren driver Jenson Button, stole the limelight in the paddock of the 2013 Indian Grand Prix, which was devoid of colour and celebrity quotient. The current edition of the race was a complete contrast of the inaugural Indian GP where glitz
The crowds have an entertaining day.
and glamour was in full show. Bollywood’s perennial bad man and a big fan of Formula One, Gulshan Grover was the first to arrive. Among others celebrities were actress Gul Panag, Union Minister Shahi Tharoor and his better half Sunanda Pushkar, ace double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi, chairman of Sahara India Pariwar and part owner of Sahara Force India team Subrata Roy and his wife Sapna Roy and Force India principal Vijay Mallya.
Sanvroo wins full marathon; Laksshmanan, Kavita triumph in half
IN BRIEF Smith demands respect for S. Africa's kings of the road
DUBAI: South Africa captain Graeme Smith, whose team have not lost an away series for seven years, believes the Proteas deserve more respect for their achievements on the road. Their emphatic innings and 92-run win in the second Test over Pakistan in Dubai, which levelled the series at 1-1, also allowed them to enhance their Test number one status. Since their 2-0 loss to Sri Lanka in 2006, South Africa have travelled to India (twice), United Arab Emirates to play Pakistan (twice), England (twice), Australia (twice) and once to New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the West Indies, not losing a series. "I think we have got a lot to do to be compared with great teams, but for us to have that record away from home is an extremely proud one to have," said Smith, now in his 10th year as captain.
David Beckham, son involved in car crash
LONDON: David Beckham and his son Brooklyn met with an accident after the former soccer star crashed into another car as he pulled out of his Beverly Hills home in Los Angeles. The 38-year-old football star, who on Friday was driving his black Range Rover Sport, allegedly dashed into another vehicle as he pulled out of the driveway. It is believed that his 14-year-old son was in the passenger seat, reported Daily Star. According to the witnesses, Beckham drove out of his drive way and straight into a white Acura 4X4, driven by an unnamed woman. The duo have not got any injuries as they were wearing seat belts. Although David's Range Rover, which costs more than USD 60,000, suffered major damage in the accident. David reversed back onto the driveway of his home after the crash and waited for the arrival of local police to question him about the accident.
Mahindra’s man takes fight-back fourth in Japan
MOTEGI, JAPAN: Mahindra MGP3O rider Miguel Oliveira produced a hero’s ride in Japanese Grand Prix – overcoming a sixth-row start to fight his way through to fourth place in the race in a fine demonstration of speed, skill and aggression. The 18-year-old from Portugal had been caught out by conditions: on the only Indian machine in international bike racing to visit the challenging Twin Ring Motegi circuit. Foul weather courtesy of Typhoon Francisco meant all free practice was cancelled, with just one wet session to determine grid positions. Working to refine set-up, Oliveira qualified 18th in the lottery; team-mate Efrén Vázquez 21st.
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HANE: They were not the most fancied names among the starting list of elite athletes, yet Army athletes Sanvroo Yadav and G Lakshmanan braved the growing October heat to leave behind the rest of talented field and lift the titles in the men’s full and half marathons respectively at the 3rd Vasai Virar Mayor’s Marathon, powered by Skechers, and organized by the Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation, which was run on Sunday. Sanvroo clocked 2:27:27 to win the men’s full marathon and the winner’s purse of Rs 2 lakh, while G Lakshmanan clocked 1:07.06 to win the men’s half marathon and Rs 1 lakh. The women’s half marathon produced a sprint finish among three athletes, with the experienced Kavita Raut, back after a wedding break, piping at the post, Lalita Babbar and Monika Athare. The conditions were tough, the weather hot and the humidity high, yet
All the winners of the Men’s Marathon of the Vasai-Virar Mayor’s Marathon, 2013 (L to R), first runner up Binning Lyngkhoi, Winner Sanvroo Yadav (Army, Hyderabad) and second runner up Budha Ram (ASI, Pune), with chief guest MP, Baliram Jadhav, Event Ambassador Yogeshwar Dutt, India’s first Greco Roman World Championship bronze medal winner Sandeep Yadav and Milind Soman, marathoner and face of the event, with Mayor Narayan Mankar. buoyed by the thousands of Budha Ram (ASI, Pune) participants lining the race 2.33.33; Arvindkumar Yadav route, Sanvroo Yadav beat (Railway, UP) 2.34.43; K C back the challenge fromother Ramu (Army, Jabalpur) 3.38.15; Bipul Saharia (Army, runners. Following are the Final Re- Bangalore) 2.44.23; G B Patle sults: Men (Open) (42 km.): (Army, Jabalpur) 2.51.59; InSanvroo Yadav (Army, Hyder- drajeet Yadav (Army) 2.55.28; abad) 2:27:27; Binning Lyn- Bhaskar Madhukar 2.57.49; gkhoi (ASI, Pune) 2:31:17; Tanaji Nalavade 2.59.34.
India to meet Pakistan in first tie D
UBAI: The Indian cricket team will open its campaign in next year’s World Twenty20 Championships against archfoes Pakistan when the event is staged in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6. As many as 60 tournament matches (35 men’s and 25 women’s) will be played across Chittagong, Dhaka and Sylhet in the 22-day tournament. As in the past, the women’s semi-finals and final will be held on the same day as the men’s semi-finals and final, and at the same venue, the ICC said in a statement. The format for the men’s event in next year’s tournament has
been changed following an increase in teams from 12 to 16. As the teams’ seeding are based on the T20I Team Rankings as on October 8, 2012, the top eight sides following the conclusion of last ICC World Twenty20 will play directly in the Super 10 stage and India is one such side. Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, which finished outside the top eight, will participate in the first round that will be held from 1621 March. The first round of the men’s event will include eight sides that will be divided into two groups of four teams each, with the tabletoppers progressing to the Super 10 stage.
Vijay Patil walks out in a huff from MCA meeting
UMBAI: The divisions within the Mumbai Cricket Association, gearing itself up to felicitate retiring senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar, today came to the fore when newly elected vicepresident Vijay Patil walked out of its managing committee meeting here. “Vijay Patil walked out of the meeting as he wanted to chair it in the absence of Sharad Pawar (president) who is abroad. Ravi Savant, being the senior vicepresident and a committee
member for 20 years, chaired the meeting,” said Dr P V Shetty, the joint secretary of the association. Shetty said the meeting could not be put off as many important issues like felicitation of Tendulkar at the Kandivli complex of MCA on November 11 and the naming of the press box in the Wankhede Stadium after the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, had to be finalised. “We have very little time and had to finalise these things,” Shetty said.
Scott’s ‘trick in Salvation win
UMBAI: Scott D’Souza’s hat-trick steered O.L.Salvation A (Dadar) to a 5-0 blanking of St Anthony B (Vasai) in the men’s knockout of the Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana 26th Inter Parish Rink Football tournament. Raynier Fernandes and Henderson Dias were the other goalgetters. Other results: Ladies
semi-finals: Sacred Heart (Vashi) 1 (Jennifer Peter) beat Mt Carmel (Bandra) 0; Veterans: ABC Veterans 2 (Joe Miranda) 2 beat United Royalers 1 (Noel Raj) (Full time 0-0; won in tiebreak 2-1); Mens knockout: Gonsalo Garcia (Vasai) 3 (Sam Cruz 2, Salil Usman) beat St Thomas Kalina B 2 (Prakash Sonavane 2).
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IOC edge out Air India to lift Bombay Gold Cup M
UMBAI: Star-studded Indian Oil Corporation showed great resilience and fighting spirit to bounce back thrice and put it across formidable Air India 5-3 to lift the 48th Bombay Gold Cup hockey tournament, here today. In a well-matched final in which both teams fought tooth and nail, it was current international S V Sunil who struck two field goals in four minutes when the teams were level at 3-all late in the second half to swing the match in IOC’s favour.Arman Qureshi put AI 1-0 up in the 23rd minute which was neutralised by India full back V Raghunath, who converted a penalty corner in the 26th. Prabodh Tirkey sounded the board off a penalty corner to put AI 2-1 ahead in the 33rd minute only to see IOC bounce back again when the ebullient and opportunistic former international Deepak Thakur found the mark in the last minute of the first half with the teams level at 2-2. AI again raised visions of victory when India discard Shivendra Singh got into the goal scoring act in the 41st but another exinternational Prabjot Singh came to his side’s rescue two minutes later to make it 3-all. Then came the twin strike within a short period of time by the highly impressive Sunil to swing the game IOC’s way. Sunil was duly named the man of the tournament by the Sports Journalists Association of India and received a cheque for Rs 5000 from newly appointed chief national coach Terry Walsh.
Badhir Deception! By Anant Bhagwat MR Badhir (The numb) was sweating profusely. He did face a problem. He had 22 points & a balanced hand. He was trying to invent a convention which
make me play a slam” then he proceeded to cash his tricks probably in fear that they would run away. First he cashed 4 hearts, finishing in dummy, and then he came up by cashing the diamond Ace. Then again he cashed dummy’s tricks. On the last club he discarded a spade & this was the position. S- J 4 3
would allow him to wriggle out of the opening bid of 2 no trumps. Suddenly his brow cleared. He triumphantly opened 1 club. Now his partner will have to bid a no trump or a major suit & he would push the conduction to him. But his partner was another Badhir. He bid 2 clubs. This was the hand.
S- A D- Q 10
S- 10 9 7 S- K D- K J
MR Badhir was already regretting cashing the diamond Ace, because now he could not finesse the diamond Queen. He looked at the ceiling but apparently it was not giving any inspirati0on. There was an eerie S- J 4 3 silence at the table. Suddenly he H- Q 8 5 2 remembered! D- 2 The club expert had once C- K Q J 5 2 S- A Q 8 2 S- 10 9 7 6 fooled him by playing Jack in a H- 10 7 H- J 9 3 similar position. Mr. Badhir D- Q 10 9 D- 8 7 6 4 3 from the east position had C- 9 8 6 4 C- 5 3 ducked & the expert had won with singleton King. S- K 5 Hr tried the same manouevre H- A K 6 4 now. He played dummy’s Jack. D- A K J 5 When east played small he C- A 10 7 laughed & said” Sir you should When his partner astutely bid have taken the Ace, now you 2 clubs Mr. Badhir had to bid 2 have lost it “with these words he no trumps. Soon Mr. Badhir played the king but to his great found himself declaring 6 no consternation west won the Ace. He hung his head in shame trumps. West led the 10 of hearts. & waited for the abuse that was When the dummy was spread about that was going to come. MR. Badhir went into a trance. Instead west played a diamond He muttered something to him- & he found himself making the self, counted something on his contract. Later I spotted him sitting in fingers & then shook his head a corner talking to himself & trydisdainfully. He asked his partner” Have ing to arrange the cards to find you not heard of me? Nobody in out where the defence had gone this town trusts me enough to wrong.
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IN BRIEF Saurashtra 226/2 on first day against Rajasthan
RAJKOT: An unbeaten century from Sagar Jogiyani enabled Saurashtra reach 226 for two at the end of the first day's play of their Ranji Trophy Group B match against Rajasthan here. At stumps, Jogiyani was not out on 114 (288b, 15X4) and giving him company at the other end was Jaydev Shah on 16 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium at Khandheri. Electing to bat, Saurashtra openers -- Jogiyani and veteran Sitanshu Kotak -- gave the hosts an ideal start by putting on a solid 136-run stand for the opening wicket. Kotak, who was dismissed for 65 off 185 balls with the help of six fours, today completed 8,000 first class runs and became the first player from Saurashtra to reach the milestone.
TENDULKAR DISAPPOINTS BUT MUMBAI IN CONTROL
Choudhary's 127 help MP reach 282-3 against Railways
INDORE: Opener Satyam Choudhary scored an unbeaten century to help Madhya Pradesh reach 282 for three in their first innings against Railways on the opening day of a Group B Ranji Trophy match here. Choudhary scored 19 boundaries in his 281ball unfinished innings at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here. Mohnish Mishra cracked 97 in his 146-ball innings, which was studded with 14 fours and three sixes. For Railways, Hardik Rathod, Karn Sharma, Krishnakant Upadhyay took one wicket each. Earlier, Choudhary and Jalaj Saxena (33) added 52 runs for the opening wicket after Railways won the toss and elected to field.
Aparajith shines for TN on opening day against Services
NEW DELHI: An unbeaten hundred by Baba Aparajith and a half century from veteran S Badrinath guided Tamil Nadu to a strong position as they made 220 for three against Services on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match. Aparajith was at the crease on 109 along with Dinesh Karthik (11) when the stumps were drawn at the Palam ground here after Tamil Nadu opted to bat first. Badrinath scored 81 and shared a 168-run stand for the third wicket with 19year-old Aparajith after hosts Services, last year's semi-finalists, made early in roads into Tamil Nadu's batting.
Gujarat in command against Vidarbha
NAGPUR: Riding on brilliant bowling by Rush Kalaria (5/32) and Jasprit Bumrah (4/30), Gujarat bundled out Vidarbha for a paltry 85 and then themselves reached a comfortable 153 for three at stumps on day one of a Ranji Trophy Group A match here. Electing to field, Gujarat medium pacers wreaked havoc to wrap up the hosts for less than 100 runs in their first innings. As they fell like a pack of cards, only three Vidarbha batsmen -opener Faiz Fazal (31), Ranjit Paradkar (17 not out) and Umesh Yadav (16) -- could touch the double digit mark. Besides Kalaria and Bumrah chipping in with nine scalps between them, Rakesh Dhruv (1/02) claimed a wicket.
HP-Goa Ranji match cancelled as politics grips HPCA
DHARAMSALA: The Ranji Trophy match between Himachal Pradesh and Goa was today cancelled after the Congress-led state government took charge of the Cricket Association, which was controlled by opposition BJP MP Anurag Thakur, in a midnight coup here.
AHLI, HARYANA: The hype was around Sachin Tendulkar before young Mohit Sharma cashed in on the moment with an all-round effort, which, however, could not prevent Mumbai from having their nose slightly ahead at the end of the first day of their much-anticipated Ranji Trophy opener against Haryana. At stumps, Mumbai were 100 four four, having bowled out Haryana for a paltry 134 after skipper Zaheer Khan opted to field. Mumbai trailed by 34 runs
with three full days to go. The retiring Tendulkar gave the inhabitant of this village a sudden sense of anti-climax as he failed to let his bat do the talking after being bowled for a mere five runs by the 25-year-old Mohit, in what is being seen as the biggest of all matches in Ranji's opening fixtures. Having top-scored with aN invaluable 49 in Haryana's pathetic first-innings display, Mohit emerged as the day's one of the two most impressive performers, the other being Mumbai's Abhishek Nayar, who picked up four
wickets. Ajinkya Rahane and nightwatchman Dhawal Kulkarni were batting on 44 and 1, respectively, when the stumps were drawn. 40-time defending champions Mumbai had earlier kicked off their campaign in earnest as they bundled out Haryana at the Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium. With the red cherry, Nayar was the star of the day for Mumbai as he bowled his accurate medium pacers to good effect, returning impressive figures of four for 38. Nayar contributed with 24 with the bat on a wicket that
TENDULKAR WON'T CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS: SHUKLA
KANPUR: BCCI Vice President and Congress MP Rajiv Shukla rejected speculation of star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar campaigning for his party in the upcoming assembly elections and termed such reports as "baseless". "Sachin Tendulkar is busy playing cricket at the moment. He is playing in the Ranji Trophy and will later play for India against the West Indies. So the reports of him campaigning for Congress candidates are completely baseless," Shukla told 'PTI Bhasha' over the phone. There were reports that Tendulkar, who was nominated as a Rajya Sabha member by the ruling UPA government last year, might campaign for Congress candidates in Madhya Pradesh, which goes to polls next month along with four other states. seemed to have helped the seamers quite a bit. The cynosure of all eyes, Tendulkar, who is playing in his last Ranji match having already announced retired from international cricket, stunned the packed crowd when he was bowled by Mohit. It was a good length delivery that pitched on off and nipped back, but the bounce was what did Tendulkar in as he leaned forward to defend before the ball went through touching his elbow on the way.
Tendulkar given guard of honour, standing ovation LAHLI, HARYANA: Never had a Ranji Trophy season started on a note like it did on Sunday, with this sleepy hamlet here being woken up from its slumber by the one and only Sachin Tendulkar, a good few hours before the retiring legend was accorded a guard of honour in the area's sole landmark destination. Tendulkar, who had announced his retirement from international cricket after the Test series against the West Indies next month, is here to play in what could be his last Ranji Trophy match for his state side, the opponents being hosts Haryana. To mark the occasion, players from both the teams lined up on two sides at the start of the match as the champion batsman walked out to a thunderous ovation at the Chaudhary Bansi Lal Stadium, which nearly touched its maximum capacity of 8000 spectators. Tendulkar, who will walk into international sunset after playing in his landmark 200th Test from November 14-18 in Mumbai, has been the only talking point in the run-up to this game, which is being seen by many as his last in the premier domestic tournament. At lunch, after Mumbai bowled out Haryana for a paltry 134, Tendulkar received a memento from Sachin Tendulkar being clean bowled by Haryana bowler MM Sharma (unseen) state Chief Minister Bhupinder during the Ranji match at the Bansi Lal stadium in Rohtak on Sunday.
Singh Hooda with former BCCI president Ranbir Singh Mahendra also in attendance. The excitement among the locals reached a crescendo when Tendulkar walked out with his most favourite and destructive weapon after Mumbai lost their second wicket in reply to Haryana's first innings total. The occasion also saw a few players of the Haryana side, which triumphed in the 1991 final over Mumbai under the legendary Kapil Dev's captaincy, reunite. With Dev attending the event, it seemed the strained relationship he has had with the Haryana Cricket Association, has been buried. Also present was former India pacer Chetan Sharma, while another surviving member of that 1991 final squad and presently a cricket expert, Ajay Jadeja, led the current Haryana side after having made a comeback to competitive cricket following a hiatus of more than seven years. The small town had been waiting with bated breath for the match and the excitement was palpable as one made his way through to the stadium via the old town. The Canal Guest House, where Tendulkar was being put up, was the centre of all the attention as fans tip-toed across the state irrigation department's facility since the crack of dawn.
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