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MBMC emergency phone lines have been cut-off due to non-payment of Rs.2,056! By Suresh Golani

/93 / 94 and 96) have been provided by the MBMC for emergency services including ll eight telephone connections to on-call ambulance and hearse vehicles. The matter came to light when former the emergency department of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corpo- BJP corporator, Om Prakash Garodia, diration (MBMC) have been cut by the serv- alled the numbers to get an ambulance for ice provider since Thursday due to a patient and realised that all the emernon-payment of dues. The dedicated land gency numbers publicised by the MBMC line numbers (including 022-65340191 /92 had stopped working.

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When contacted, the head of administrative wing of the MBMC, Hemant Patil, confirmed that the phone lines had been snapped for dues amounting Rs.2,056 for the eight telephone connections. However, Patil blamed the service provider for the delay in despatching the telephone bills, which had led to this blunder. “We never keep the bills pending and

once we receive them. They are promptly verified and forwarded for disbursement,” alleged Patil, who assured that he would immediately clear the arrears and get services restored. It should be noted that the emergency wing of the civic body has a fleet of four ambulances and three hearses which are stationed at the ward offices in Mira Road and Bhayandar.

Disgruntled leaders free HEART OF to quit Sena: Uddhav THE MATTER Thackeray scion was hinting at senior stalwarts Mohan Rawle and Manohar Joshi who has since apologised

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to discuss party matters and preparations for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections in 2014. The caustic remarks were more aimed at another senior party leader and former MP Mohan Rawle. The latter, recently had even met MNS chief Raj Thackeray at the latter’s residence. Joshi too had incurred the ire of Uddhav after he had recently bemoaned that the Sena cadres had lost their old aggressive style hence the delay over the memorial of late Sena

S Yet another Mantralaya officer! He is operating from here since there is no room for him to sit inside after the renovation of the building.

“Save me, otherwise I will die,” said cricketer Vinod Kambli to senior traffic lady cop after experiencing cardiac pain on the highway

hiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray yesterday pulled up senior and disgruntled leaders for making out of turn remarks thereby embarrassing the party leadership, telling them that they were free to leave the party fold if they wanted to. The first one to fall in line was senior party leader Manohar Joshi who tendered an unconditional apology with the plea “now at least let the curtains fall on the controversy”. Uddhav yesterday had called a meeting of senior party leaders

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ricketer Vinod Kambli had a very close shave early on Friday morning when he suffered a sudden heart attack near the Highway Apartments on the Eastern Express Highway, near Mulund. Kambli was coming from Chembur after attending a meeting and was headed towards his Bandra residence. Lady traffic cop, Senior Police Inspector Sujata Patil, who was in limelight for writing a poem on the Azad Maidan riots in the Mumbai police in-house journal, Samvad, gets another new distinction, that of saving Kambli’s life. She was informed about Kambli’s distress by one of the constables who was on duty at the junction, and had noticed the cricketer doubled up in his car and complaining of severe chest pain. Talking to the ADC, Sujata Patil

The cricketer undergoing emergency treatment at the Lilavati Hospital. said, “I got call from our on duty traffic constable Kumardatta Shedge who informed me that Kambli was in a bad condition in his Pajero SUV. I rushed across to see him screaming in pain.” “Kambli kept saying, ‘please take me to the hospital. Continued on pg 2 «


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By Shwetha Kannan

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Azad Shrivastav | ADC

Smart Safe protects women from attack — warns attacker, also captures his image for concrete evidence By A Staff Reporter

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Ashok Hingorani, CEO, Alchemy Solutions displays the mobile application. gather evidence and hence help police nab the criminal and get him convicted. While the application right now doesn’t have the facility for sending the evidence or any message to the police, it has facilities to let the user store numbers of friends, colleagues or even the police as SOS numbers. “The police are free to log on to our website and see the collected

evidence if the victim of a crime in their area has used this application when the crime was taking place. After getting legal request, we will hand over the evidence to them. Even a user of the application can do this,” said Hingorani. Right now, this application can be downloaded on android and IOS phones but it will be soon available for windows phones also.

Heart of the matter Continued from pg 1 « I told him not to worry and that we Sujata Patil will get you to a hospital very soon. There was heavy morning traffic on the highway, so I alerted all our traffic cops to help clear the way, and requested my constable to drive Kambli’s vehicle,” added Patil. “Initially Kambli had pleaded with on duty traffic cop Kumardatta Shegde to take him to the Lilavati Hospital. The distance between the spot where he stopped and Lilavati Hospital was about 5 to 6 km, and his wife who reached there soon we managed to get him there within after,” she added further. 8 to 10 minutes. We also informed Officials from the Lilavati Hospital said, “Mr. Kambli suffered a

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heart attack and is currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit. His condition is stable.” It is learned that Kambli later thanked Patil for saving his life. The lady cop is remembered for her controversial poem in which she wrote that hands of Azad Maidan rioters who molested policewomen should have been chopped off. When asked how she felt about the whole episode, “At that moment, I was just thinking that Kambli should be saved. I left the hospital at around 11 am after his wife thanked and assured me that she would handle the situation.”

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NBT’S BOOK FAIR AT BKC By A Staff Reporter

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ational Book Trust, India (NBT), an apex body established by the Government of India to develop a reading habit among the masses and for the creation of a book culture in the country, has organised ‘NBT Mumbai Book Fair’ at Bandra Kurla Complex from November 29 –December 3. The book fair provides ample opportunities for both publishers and booksellers to display and sell their publications and reach out to students, communities and the public at large under one roof.

They are also attempting to invite various schools, colleges, universities, libraries and NGOs to visit the fair and purchase books in large quantities. “The participants shall allow a uniform discount of 10 per cent on the printed price to all customers on sale of books. It is mandatory for the participants to arrange their own insurance of the exhibits to cover loss by fire, flood, water, storms, strikes, riots, natural calamity, etc. No books or material forbidden by the law in India shall be exhibited or sold”, an official said at the Book Fair. Azad Shrivastav | ADC

new application that not only ensures safety of women -when there is danger, warns the attacker and starts recording the voice and captures the image of the attacker for evidence purposes is now freely available for download via the internet. Smart-Safe, a mobile application developed by Alchemy Solutions Pvt. Ltd., ensures that evidence of a crime while it is happening is captured and relayed to a secured server. It also issues a loud warning to the perpetrator and helps in possible prevention of the crime from happening by attracting attention of passers by. “Several criminals don’t get convicted for the lack of evidence. With the use of this application, the perpetrator can’t get away as there will be evidence good enough to get him convicted for his crime,” said Ashok Hingorani, CEO, Alchemy Solutions. Along with prevention of crime, the objective of this application is to

he suicide attempt by the second-year nursing student of BMC run Nair hospital who was molested inside an elevator at the hospital on Friday last week, has got the BMC to think of ways to stop misuse of such drugs that are generally available in excess with the medical staff of the hospitals. “Such drugs are generally available in excess with the nurses as they may need them in case of emergencies. But now we are planning to find out ways for keeping a check on how these medicines are used by the staff. We will maybe ask them to maintain a log of the quantity of drugs taken by them and the actual quantity used by them for patients,” said Dr Suhasini Nagda, director of civic hospitals and dean of Nair Dental College. She also plans to make sure that the rule of medicines not being al-

lowed to be carried out of the ward without permission, to be implemented. “According to rules, no medicine is supposed to be carried out of the ward unless the medicine is required in another ward. One needs permission to take medicines out of the hospital wards. We will have to think of ways to see to it that this rule is implemented,” said Dr. Nagda. “We are thinking about all of these but this is not going to be an easy task. A meeting will have to be held and issues need to be discussed,” added D. Nagda. And speaking about the student nurse’s condition Dr. Nagda said, “She is better now and will be discharged in a day or so. We want her to take good rest for a week and after that we will begin counselling sessions for her as she is disturbed.”

Kambli recuperating at Lilavati By A Staff Reporter

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ricketer Vinod Kambli was rushed to Lilavati hospital in Bandra after he complained of chest pain on Friday (November 29) morning. Kambli who is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital, is said to be stable now. A statement issued by Kambli’s

wife Andrea stated, “He experienced chest pain in the morning after which he was taken to the hospital. He is stable and recovering well”. Kambli’s case is being handled by cardiologist Dr. J.P. Jadhwani. He had undergone an angioplasty on two of his blocked arteries in July last year.

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No record of ‘out of norms’ files in CM’s office

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By Raju Vernekar

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he office of the chief minister does not maintain record of files classified as ‘out of norms’ or ‘being of individual interest’. It maintains the record only of highly important decisions. This was revealed in response to a query filed by RTI activist Anil Galgali. In response to his query filed on September 12, 2013, the Under Secretary Sanjay Bankar on October 5 replied that the files are sent back to the respective departments after decision is taken and the CMO does not maintain the record of CM’s notings on such files. Bankar also furnished information stating that between the period November 20, 2010 and October 4, 2013, 28,395 files from 47 departments were received. Of these 27,135 files were sent back to the respective department with remarks and 1,257 files are pending with the CM, As such, Galgali preferred an appeal against Bankar’s reply. In response to the appeal, Joint Secretary and first appellate authority of CMO Sunil Patil, in the hearing held on November 12, 2013

(2). Even the chief information commissioner has clarified this issue, he added. Patil said that no classified information could be provided and only the information which is recorded and description could be given under RTI, Patil added. Right now the work of computerisation is going on and maybe in near future such information will be available at the click of a button, he added. Galgali claimed that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said that he does not give priority to files which are ‘out of norms’ or of ‘individual interest’. It is possible to maintain the records of such files, so that it would be handy to find out Prithviraj Chavan: Not interested in who forwards the files of individual ‘individual interests’ interest. It would automatically exmaintained that no information pose the leaders and other people about individual files could be given wanting to push their work. Galgali expressed surprise that and the applicant should take it the CMO does not maintain a from respective departments. Speaking to ADC Patil said, that record of the CM’s remarks on the as per section 6 (1) of the RTI Act files concerned. If such a record is 2005, the required information has maintained it will ensure that there to be sought from the source of ori- is no tampering of remarks or ingin (that is respective departments structions. Also, a track of officers in this case) and the information pursuing files which are ‘out of should not be sought from the “cen- norms’ or of ‘individual interest’ tralised” authority under section 6 could be maintained, he opined.

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BABA BLACK SHEEP Fake godman held for molesting minor girl in Nalasopara By Suresh Golani

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leuths of the Nalasopara police have arrested a 40-year-old fake godman on charges of molesting an eight year old girl in the Ostwal Nagri area on Friday afternoon. According to the police, the accused, who has been identified as Matavaran Pandey alias Vijay Baba (40), is a self-styled godman operating from Sai Darshan building on the 90 Feet Road area in Ostwal Nagri. Pandey allegedly lured the 8year-old daughter of his neighbour to his house, but was caught redhanded while sexually molesting her. After a sound thrashing, the fake baba was handed over to the local police who arrested him and

The fake baba, Matavaran Pandey. charged him under sections 207, 354, 504 and 509 of the Indian Penal Code. “The accused was remanded to police custody after being produced before the Sessions Court in Vasai,” said an investigating officer.

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04 THANKSGIVING May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, thy kingdom come. Saint Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Amen C-24328

CHANGE OF NAME

CLASSIFIEDS We, Mr. Shrenik Mavjibhai Shah & Mrs. Roma Shrenik Shah have changed our Daughter’s name from Ms. Nishma Shrenikkumar Shah, to ‘Ms. Nishma Shrenik Shah’ as per Affidavit Dated: 28/11/2013. C-24624 I have changed my name from Navinchandra Palan Gala, to ‘Navin Palanbhai Gala’ as per Affidavit Dated: 25/11/2013. C-24625

I have changed my name from Shaheen Musa Khan Pathan to Ruhnaaz Zubair Shaikh after marriage as per Maharashtra State Gazette No. X-45526 C-24611

I have changed my name from Mushayada Mehendi Hasan, to ‘Sayyed Mushayada Mehendi Hasan’ as per Affidavit Dated: 25/11/2013. C-24626

I, Pooja Ashok Gangurde, have changed my name to Vanshikha Sandeep Jadhav Vide Maharashtra Gazette No. 068371. C-24612

I have changed my name from Rabiakhatun Mehendi Hasan, to ‘Sayyed Rubaida Mehendi Hasan’ as per Affidavit Dated: 23/11/2013. C-24627

I have changed my name from Bhagwandas Shankarlal Bhadra to Bhavani Shankarlal Bhadra as per Vide Affidavit No. (HW483436). C-24613

I have changed my name from Mohammed Khalid Mohd Yahya, to ‘Shaikh Mohammed Khalid Mohammed Yahya’ as per Affidavit Dated: 25/11/2013. C-24628

I have changed my name from Shaikh Hafiza Bi D/o Ibrahim Shaikh to Shaikh Hafiza D/o Ibrahim Shaikh as per Deed Poll Affidavit. C-24614 I have changed my name from Shaikh Feroza D/o Ibrahim Shaikh to Shaikh firoza Bano D/o Ibrahim Shaikh as per Deed Poll Affidavit. C-24615 I Mr. Mazhar Haji have changed my name to Mr. Mohsin Haji as per Affidavit dated 24th October, 2013. C-24616 I,Vishal Kailashchand Nagdevi have changed my name to Vishal Kailash Nagdevi as per deed poll Affidavit dated on 29/11/2013 for all purposes. C-24617 I have changed my old name Sameeruddin Jalal Nijamuddin Ansari to new name Sameeruddin Jamaluddin Shaikh as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (X-69470). C-24618 I have changed my name from Xawer Joseph To Xavier Joseph as per Affidavit. C-24619 I have changed my name from Sheetal Mahadeo Lokare, to ‘Ayesha Arif Ansari’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-48011) Dated: 24/10/2013. C-24620 I have changed my name from Samiya Shafik Nandoliya, to ‘Samiya Rizwan Maredia’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-42235) Dated:17/10/2013. C-24621 I have changed my name from Farheen Arshad Maredia, to ‘Farheen Rehan Maredia’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-42236) Dated:17/10/2013. C-24622 I have changed my name from Shrenikkumar Mavjibhai Shah, to ‘Shrenik Mavjibhai Shah’ as per Affidavit Dated: 28/11/2013. C-24623

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I have changed my name from Baig Shagufta Begum Mirza Siddique Ahmed, to ‘Shaikh Sana Shagufta Mohamed Hasan as per Affidavit Dated: 28/11/2013. C-24629

I have changed my name from Mohammad Isaharue Zainuddin Patel to Mohammad Isahaque Zainuddin Patel as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24642

I have changed my name from Mustafa Imdadali Jaorawalla to Taha Imran Jaorawala as per Court Affidavit dated 29/11/2013. C-24654

I Navnitbhai Saubhagyachand have changed my name to Navnitbhai Saubhagyachand Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/13. C-24669

I Purvi Harish Acharya have changed my name to Pearl Rayomand Chivalwala as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24684

I have changed my name from Inayat Ali Abdul Rashid to Inayat Ali Abdul Rashid Mirza as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24643

I have changed my name from Miss Sakina Mustafa Jaorawala to Miss. Sakina Taha Jaorawala as per Court Affidavit dated 29/11/2013. C-24655

I Tejashri Gangadhar Mhapankar have changed my name to Ayesha Azizuddin Quadri as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24685

I have changed my name from Reveendran .K to Ravindran Keshavan as per Affidavit dated 29th November, 2013. C-24630

I have changed my name from Miss Zainab Mustafa Jaorawalla to Miss Zainab Taha Jaorawala as per Court Affidavit dated 29/11/2013. C-24656

I Sulochanaben Rameshchandra have changed my name to Sulochanaben Rameshchandra Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/13. C-24670 I Manjulaben Navnitbhai have changed my name to Manjulaben Navnitbhai Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/13. C-24671

I Syed Mateenuddin have changed my name to Syed Mateenuddin Quadri as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24686

I Nikita Punalal Korat have changed my name to Nikita Punalal Patel as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/13. C-24672

I Tanushree Tapan Bhattacharjee have changed my name to Taina Syed Azizuddin Quadri as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24687

I have changed my name from Master Dilipkumar Thannmal Kothari to Dilip Thannmal Kothari as per Affidavit dated 28th November, 2013. C-24631 I have changed my name from Dipali to Deepali Deepak Joshi as per Affidavit dated 29th November, 2013. C-24632 I have changed my name from Nandankumar Agarwal to Nandan Agarwal as per Affidavit dated 29th November, 2013. C-24644 I have changed my name from Rajvindar Kaur to Simran Agarwal as per Affidavit dated 29th November, 2013. C-24645

I have changed my name from Aboobaker Mohammed Siddique Supariwala to Abubaker Mohammed Siddiq Supariwala as per deed poll Affidavit Dtd.25/11/2013. C-24633

I have changed my name from Mukesh Jivrajbhai Jethwa to Mukesh Jivrajbhai Jethva as per Affidavit dated 28th November, 2013. C-24646

I have changed my name from Jaykumar Valiram Mirani to Jaikumar Valiram Mirani as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24634

I have changed my name from Daxa Mukesh Jethwa to Daksha Mukesh Jethva as per Affidavit dated 28th November, 2013. C-24647

I have changed my name from Adil Gulam Nabhi to Adil Gulam Nabi Khan as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24635

I have changed my name from Mukeshkumar Jethva to Mukesh Jethva as per Affidavit dated 27th November, 2013. C-24648

I have changed my name from Rumana Aziz to Rukhaiya Aziz Plumber as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24636

I have changed my name from Daksha Mukeshkumar Jethva to Daksha Mukesh Jethva as per Affidavit dated 27th November, 2013. C-24649

I have changed my name from Kum Saida Moiyadi to Saeeda Mustansir Moiyadi as per Affidavit. C-24637 I have changed my name from Nasim Ahmad Vakil Ahmad to Naseem Wakil Ahmad Sayed as per Affidavit. C-24638 I have changed my name from Pawankumar Deepak Poptani to Pawan Deepak Poptani as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24639 I have changed my name from Karen Deborah Rebello to Karen Deborah Ribeiro as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No (U-27107). C-24640 I have changed my name from Heen Upendrarai Acharya to Hina Dipak Valia as per deed poll Affidavit. C-24641

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I have changed my name from Daxa Kantilal Chauhan to Daksha Mukesh Jethva as per Affidavit dated 27th November, 2013. C-24650 I have changed my name from Urvi Mukeshkumar Jethva to Urvi Mukesh Jethva as per Affidavit dated 27th November, 2013. C-24651 I have changed my name from Hemlata Advait Naik / Hema Naik / Hemlata Naik to Hemlata Rahul Kaul as per Affidavit dated 27th November, 2013. C-24652 I have changed my name from Fatima Mustafa Jaorawalla to Fatema Taha Jaorawala as per Court Affidavit dateed 29/11/2013. C-24653

I have changed my name from Master Mustafa Taha to Master Mustafa Taha Raj as per Court Affidavit dated 29/11/2013. C-24657 I Mr. Jayeshkumar Jamandas Rana have changed my name to Mr. Jayesh Jamnadas Rana as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/2013. C-24658

I Punalal Ramjibhai Korat have changed my name to Punalal Ramjibhai Patel as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/13. C-24673

I Mr. Zaveri Khimji Savla have changed my name to Mr. Zaverilal Khimji Savla as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/2013. C-24659

I Champaben Punalal Korat have changed my name to Champaben Punalal Patel as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/13. C-24674

I Mr. Ramesh Chandra Roshanlal Tuklia have changed my name to Mr. Ramesh Roshanlal Tuklia as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/2013. C-24660

I Mr. Jayantilal Mohanlal Rawal have changed my name to Mr. Jayantibhai Mohanlal Rawal as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24675

I Mr. Jamandas Kalyandas Rana have changed my name to Mr. Jamnadas Kalyandas Rana as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/2013. C-24661

I Mr. Mayurkumar Jayantilal Rawal have changed my name to Mr. Mayur Jayantibhai Rawal as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24676

I Joao Nascimento have changed my name to Alex Victor Ferrao as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/13. C-24662

I Mihir have changed my name to Trivedi Mihir Mukeshbhai as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/13. C-24677

I Fenil Nitinkumar Mochi have changed my name to Fenil Nitinkumar Dal as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24663

I Maisaram have changed my name to Ramesh Ramdhari Baidya as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24678

I Nitinkumar Mochi have changed my name to Nitinkumar Dal as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24664

I Mithu Ram have changed my name to Mithun Ramesh Baidya as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24679

I Indumati Nitinkumar Mochi have changed my name to Indu Nitinkumar Dal as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24665

I Manjeet Singh Charanjit Singh have changed my name to Manjeet Singh Charanjeet Singh Bajwa as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 25/11/13. C-24680

I Ashwinkumar Arvindbhai Shah have changed my name to Ashwin Arvindbhai Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24666 I Harpreetsingh Gurbax Singh Ajmani have changed my minor son’s name from Jasleen Kaur Ajmani to Jasleenkaur Jarpreetsingh Ajmani as per deedpoll Affidavit Dated: 28/11/13. C-24667 I Rameshchandra Gulabchandbhai have changed my name to Rameshchandra Gulabchand Shah as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 28/11/13. C-24668

I Meenaxi Yogendra Sharma have changed my name to Meenakshi Yogendra Sharma as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24681 I Suhel Siddique Chapra have changed my name to Suhail Siddique Chhapra as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24682 I Sohan Kumar Balkrishna Gor have changed my name to Sohan Balkrishna Gor as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24683

I Ishtiaq Ahmed Shaikh have changed my name to Bilal Ahmed Mansoori as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24688 I Mohmad Idris Shaikh have changed my name to Mohammed Idris Mansoori as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24689 I Shamshad Mohmad Idris Shaikh have changed my name to Aysha Bano Mohammed Idris Mansoori as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24690 I Piyush have changed my name to Piyush Bhimani as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24691 I Chetankumar Vasanji Chhadwa have changed my name to Chetan Vasanji Chhadwa as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24692 I Dipesh Piyush have changed my name to Dipesh Piyush Bhimani as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24693 I Alka Piyush have changed my name to Alka Piyush Bhimani as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24694 I Ajaykumar Baban Gaikwad have changed my name to Ajay Baban Gaikwad as per deedpoll Affidavit dated: 29/11/13. C-24695 I Hemkuvar Savji Patel have changed my name to Hemlata Savji Patel as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No U-50812 dated: 31/01/13. C-24696 I Bina Ashwin Patel have changed my name to Vandana Ashwin Patel as per Maha. Government Gazette No X-8209 dated: 06/09/2001. C-24697 I Sharma Rajatkumar Kailash Chand have changed my name to Sharma Rajat Kailash Chand as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24698

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Autorickshaw menace plagues eastern suburbs

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‘Rash driving, harassment of passengers, etc. are the order of the day; police don’t give a damn’

By Tariq Khan

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hare autorickshaw drivers rule the roost at Govandi-Shivaji Nagar junction, Baiganwadi junction, Gautam Nagar junction, Govandi (west) railway station, Chembur (west) railway station and Mankhurd (east) railway station, often creating law and order problems. Many of these drivers who ply share autos on these routes do not even licenses or badges and proper documents for the vehicles they drive. These share autos carry six passengers at breakneck speed and jump signals often causing accidents. The share-an-auto menace exists in the jurisdictions of Deonar, Shivaji Nagar, Mankhurd, Trombay and Tilak Nagar police stations. Few months ago, Deonar police arrested one person for allegedly plying four stolen autos between Govandi railway station and Bainganwadi. Several such stolen, old and scrapped autos continue to run unhindered at these spots, and are responsible for most of the accidents there. The local police turn a blind eye to this menace. Even dur-

Rogue share-a-rickshaw drivers rule the roost at Govandi-Shivaji Nagar. ing ‘naka-bandi’, share autos are not stopped. It is actually a brisk business for share autos. They charge Rs.8 per seat from Govandi railway station to Bainganwadi or Shivaji Nagar junction and from Rs.10 from Bainganwadi to Cheeta Camp. To earn a fast buck by running many trips, these

auto drivers drive at breakneck speed. If a passenger does not sit in a particular auto, the drivers abuse him. Policemen turn a deaf ear to passenger complaints. Sources say that even traffic constables present at junctions allegedly turn a blind eye on these auto drivers ferrying six passengers at

a time. ‘Police constables at Deonar, Tilak Nagar, Trombay police stations take regular bribe money from these unscrupulous share auto drivers. Even if traffic police catch them they will find more than 50 per cent of autos with incomplete documents. Instead of briskly checking and harassing two-wheeler riders even if they are travelling with their family, traffic cops should concentrate on these rash share auto drivers,” said a source. Dr. Sharmila Hande, Maharashtra women’s wing president of Bharatiya Shetkari Kamgar Paksha laments, “If traffic cops can book drunken drivers, then why not these rash and unscrupulous share auto drivers? Many of these guys are ‘tadipars’ who ply stolen autos. Only strict action and regular checks on these drivers can deter them from being so nasty.” When ADC contacted Pratap Dighaokar, DCP (Traffic), he said, “I’m out of town on official assignment for few days. I will definitely look into the problem and instruct traffic cops to rein on unscrupulous auto drivers.”

CR okays two more ladies’ specials Two trains are likely to be started by March 8, which happens to be International Women’s Day By Kainaz Choksey

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he Central Railways of the Mumbai Suburban Railway Network has announced two extra ladies special trains from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to Karjat, to be commence by March 8, 2014 - International Women’s Day. On Friday, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, in the presence of Vice President Shalini Thakare, held a meeting with the General Manager of Central Railways for putting forth the demand for ladies special trains. At present, there is only one ladies special local train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to Kalyan at 6 pm. Shalini Thakare said, “We have issued a memorandum for the existing ladies special train to be extended up to Karjat. Since most of the women commuters find it difficult to travel to places like Badlapur, Vithalwadi etc, they have to switch trains”. “We have also demanded

two special ladies trains during peak hours, one in the morning and one in the evening up to Karjat since the footfall of women passengers on Central Railway is increasing”, Thakare said. According to Thakare “B.P.

On March 8, the MNS had issued a memorandum of demands to the authorities at Central Railways which included extension of ladies special train till Karjat, separate ticket counters for women, better toilet facilities and increasing the number of Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel in trains for security of women. The demand for separate ticket booking counters for

women was fulfilled. Atul Rane, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railways said, “A meeting was held with MNS officials and General Manager, Central Railways”. But I do not know what transpired at the meeting since I was not present and have not received any information so far on the memorandum”. kainaz.choksey@afternoon.dc.in

WR’s passenger reservation system to remain off on Sunday night

Khare, General Manager, Central Railway has assured us that the demand for ladies special trains will be fulfilled next year by March 8. He said that it will be a token of appreciation for women on the International Women’s Day”.

Western Railway (WR) yesterday said its passenger reservation system will not be available for eight hours from 7 p.m. on Sunday due to the maintenance work. “The passenger reservation system will not be available between 7 p.m. on Sunday (December 1) and 3 a.m. of Monday (December 2) for maintenance work,” a Western Railway

statement said. Consequently, IVRS (interactive voice recording system), current reservation and refund counters as well as coaching refund terminal will not function, it said. Current booking and refund will be done manually, it said adding that internet booking will also not be available during this period.

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Mantralaya officers to strike work on Dec 3 By Prashant Hamine

government, under political pressure, issued a Governhe Maharashtra Mantralaya ment Resolution (GR) on Officers Association March 28, 2011 granting (MMOA) has decided to fur- protection to 44 officers, ther intensify its agitation some of whom are serving against the government’s as private secretaries to bid to protect 44 officers of ministers, to prevent them the rank of Deputy Collec- from being sent back to tors who were temporarily their parent department. Dhanawde disclosed that promoted to the selection grade of Additional District the GR states that officers Collectors, and some from cannot be transferred until being repatriated to their and unless they seek repaparent department after triation on their own. He their three year stints as pri- said some of these ‘privivate secretaries to some leged few’ have for years tobeen private ministers. The MMOA has in gether a statement also raised ob- secretaries to ministers ever jection to the newly reno- since the Congress-NCP led vated expansive cabins for Democratic Front governministers and secretaries ment first came to power in and tiny cubicles for some 1999. Another objection that the MMOA has is over the MMOA officers. Speaking to the ADC yes- tiny cubicles being designed terday, MMOA president in Mantralaya, which is renovation. Ramchandra Dhanawde under disclosed that the officers Dhanawde disclosed that will strike on December 3. while the ministers and secMoreover, the association retaries will have expansive has also threatened to boy- office blocks admeasuring cott its official work during around 350 sq ft, the Class II the ensuing Winter Session to Class III technical and of the State Legislature at non-technical officers will Nagpur from December 9, if have cubicle spaces admeatheir demands are not met. suring between 80 sq ft to Dhanawde stated that the just 30 sq ft.

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06 CHANGE OF NAME I Qureshi Mohammed Nasim have changed my name to Qureshi Mohd. Nasim as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24699 I Surekha Pandurang Patekar have changed my name to Supriya Ashok Mere as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24700 I Quraishi Mohammed Rafique have changed my name to Qureshi Mohammed Rafiq as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24701 I Abeda Kamruddin Turky & Abeeda Kamruddin Turki have changed my name to Abida Kamruddin Turki as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24702 I Shrawani have changed my name to Shrawani Chouhan as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24703 I Rachna Vasanji Savla have changed my name to Sufiya Vahid Saiyad as per deedpoll Affidavit. C-24704 I have changed my name from Nilima Ramakant Kadam to Sneha Sanket Tawde as per Affidavit. C-24705 I have changed my name from Banabi Abdul Rashid Shaikh to Banoobi Abdul Rashid Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24706 I have changed my name from Shaikh Mohammed Salim Haq & Shaikh Mohammed Salim Abdul Haq to Shaikh Mohammed Salim as per Affidavit. C-24707 I have changed my name from Mahammed Tariq Bashir & Md Tariq Basheer Ramadul to Ramdul Mohammed Tariq as per Affidavit. C-24708 I have changed my name from Basir & Basheer Ramadul to Ramdul Mohammed Bashir as per Affidavit. C-24709 I have changed my name from Shaikh Raziya Begum to Shaikh Raziya Banoo as per Affidavit. C-24710 I have changed my name from Pradip Shankarrao Cheble to Pradeep Shankarrao Cheble as per Affidavit. C-24711 I have changed my name from Radhabai Kishinchand Chandwani to Radha Kishinchand Chandwani as per Affidavit. C-24712 I have changed my name from Prakashkumar Keshvaji Barot to Prakash Keshvaji Barot as per Affidavit. C-24713 I have changed my name from Mrs. Azadkumari Dayalal Pamecha to Mrs. Azaad Dayalal Pamecha as per Affidavit. C-24714

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CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Mohd Fairoz Khan to Feroz Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24715 I have changed my name from Abdul Khalique Khan to Abdul Khalik Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24716 I have changed my name from Khan to Zakiya Zakiya Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24717 I have changed my name from Zakiya Begam Khan to Zakiya Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24718 I have changed my name from Abdul Khalil Khan to Abdul Khalik Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24719 I have changed my name from Akram Ali Khan to Akram Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24720 I have changed my name from Subrata Tushar Choudhury to Subroto Tushar Choudhury as per Affidavit. C-24721 I have changed my name from Aashiya Khalid Shelia to Asiya Rahamulla Nodoliya as per Affidavit. C-24722

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I have changed my name from Shabbar Ali Mohamed Shakoor to Shabbar Ali Mohammed Shakoor Khan as per Affidavit. C-24732 I have changed my name from Rajesh Prasad to Rajesh Prasad Tiwari as per Affidavit. C-24733 I have changed my name from Shiphat Ahmed To Safat Ahmed as per Affidavit. C-24734 I have changed my name from Sabir Hushen Shiphat Ahmed to Sabir Husain Safat Ahmed as per Affidavit. C-24735

I have changed my name from Chintan Amrutlal Rathod to Chintan Amrut Rathod as per Affidavit. C-24755

I have changed my name from Dilip Kumar Bhanvarlal Lodha to Dilip Bhanwarlal Lodha as per Affidavit. C-24738

I have changed my name from Mr.Shaukatali Alimohammad to Mr. Shaukatali Alimohammad Qureshi as per Affidavit Dated 29/11/2013. C-24756

I have changed my name from Reena Sohanlal Anchaliya to Ritu Dilip Lodha as per Affidavit. C-24739

I have changed my name from Praveen Ravindradas Arippa to Praveen Ravindradas as per Affidavit Dt 29.11.2013. C-24741

I have changed my name from Prafull Gajanan Dahanukar to Praful Gajanan Dahanukar as per Affidavit. C-24725

I have changed my name from Komal Vishands Israni to Simran Ravi Liya as per Affidavit. C-24742

I have changed my name from Sadik Ibrhim Sayyad Sheikh to Sadiq Ibrahim Sayed as per Affidavit. C-24729 I have changed my name from Yogesh Ratanshi Shah to Yogesh Ratanshi Maru as per Affidavit. C-24730 I have changed my name from Harsha Yogesh Shah to Harsha Yogesh Maru as per Affidavit. C-24731

I have changed my name from Jaibunisa Bashir Ahmed to Jaibunisa Bashir Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24753

I have changed my name from Mr.Chang Dhirajkumar Maganlal to Mr.Chang Dhiraj Maganlal as per Affidavit. C-24737

I have change my name from Farida Abdul Hamid to Shaikh Farida Abdul Hamid as per Affidavit. C-24724

I have changed my name from Mohammed Gulzar Mohammed Ishaque to Mohammed Gulzar Mohammed Ishaque Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24728

I have changed my name from Vinod Kumar to Vinod Kumar Gupta as per Affidavit. C-24752

I have changed my name from Yojana Prakash Navle to Aisha Imran Ansari as per Affidavit. C-24736

I have changed my name from Bhanvarlal Madhulalji Lodha to Bhanwarlalji Madhulalji Lodha as per Affidavit. C-24740

I have changed my name from Shaikh Khatoon Abdul Razak to Momin Khatoonbi Abdul Razak as per Affidavit. C-24727

I have changed my name from Dilipkumar Bhalchandra Parulekar to Dilip Bhalchandra Parulekar as per Affidavit. C-24751

I have changed my name from Mohamed Salman to Salman Noor Mohammad Topala as per Affidavit. C-24754

I have change my name from Tajani Seema Ben Farooq Bhai to Mozawala Seema Tauseef as per Affidavit. C-24723

I, Diana David have changed my child’s name from Alexandra Jane to Alexandra Jane David as per Affidavit. C-24726

I have changed my name from Swetali to Shwetali Dilip Parulekar as per Affidavit. C-24750

I have changed my name from Preeti Dnyaneshwar Jare to Kanchan Raundhal as per Affidavit. C-24743

I have changed my name from Mr.Sufian Shaukatali Qureshi to Mr.Sufiyan Shaukatali Qureshi as per Affidavit Dated 29/11/2013.

I have changed my name from Afsana Begum Mohammed Nisar Malik to Afsana Khatoon Mohammed Nisar Malik as per Affidavit Dated 08/11/2013. C-24770 I have changed my name from Chhaya Dineshchandra Shah to Kavita Dineshchandra Shah as per Govt. of Maha. Gazette No. ( U- 45443). C-24771

I have changed my name from Bhairavdatta Bhelwal to Bhairavdutt Belwal as per Affidavit. C-24773

I have changed my name from Thakker Dilip Kumar Tulsidas to Dilip Tulsidas Thakkar as per Affidavit.

I have changed my name from Pavankumar Jankiprasad Sharma to Pawan Jankiprasad Sharma as per Affidavit. C-24774

C-24759 I have changed my name from Minaxi Balkrishna Naidu to Meena Balkrishna Naidu as per Affidavit. C-24760

I have changed my name from Samirkumar Rajesh Raikundalia to Samir Rajesh Raikundalia as per Affidavit.

I changed my name from Goutam Chand Jain to Gautam Madanlal Jain as per Affidavit.

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I have changed name from Smita Gaurav Vichare to Vidhi Santosh Bhosle as per Affidavit. C-24749

I have changed my name from Mohammed Shahid Kudriullah Ansari to Mohammed Shahid Kudratullah Ansari as per Affidavit Dated 08/11/2013. C-24769

I have changed my name from Zubedabai Abdul Hamid to Zubedabai Abdul Hamid Kadbal as per Affidavit. C-24758

I changed my name from Usha Prakashchand Jain to Usha Prakash Jain as per Affidavit. C-24745

I have changed my name from Abdul Nasir to Nassir Abdul Ebrahim Kutty as per Affidavit. C-24748

I have changed my name from Allah Baksh Abdul Aziz to Allabaksh Abdul Aziz Shaikh as per Affidavit Dated 08/11/2013. C-24768

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I changed my name from Prakashchand Madanlal Jain to Prakash Madanlal Jain as per Affidavit. C-24744

I changed my name from Yakoob Ayub Ali to Yakoob Ali Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24747

I have changed my name from Ansari Afshan Mohd Aamir to Ansari Afsha Mohammed Aamir as per Affidavit Dated 08/11/2013. C-24767

I have changed my name from Shakuntala Vinayak Sawant to Vaibhavi Dattaram Sawant as per Affidavit. C-24772

I have changed my name from Balkrishnan Guruswami Naidu to Balkrishna Guruswami Naidu as per Affidavit. C-24761

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I have changed my name from Abdul Quddus Mohammad Siddique to Abdul Quddus Mohammad Siddique Ansari as per Affidavit Dated 08/11/2013. C-24766

I have changed my name from Afsana Khatoon Ansari to Afsana Khatoon Mohammed Nisar Malik as per Affidavit Dated 08/11/2013. C-24763 I have changed my name from Khurshid Alam Mohd Nisar Ansari to Khurshid Alam Mohammed Nisar Malik as per Affidavit Dated 08/11/2013. C-24764 I have changed my name from Mohd Nisar Ansari to Mohammed Nisar Malik as per Affidavit Dated 08/11/2013. C-24765

I have changed my name from Saroj Kumari Mahavir Prasad Sharma to Saroj Pawan Sharma as per Affidavit. C-24775 I have changed my name from Jayanthi Sundar to Jayanthi Sundar Poojary as per Affidavit. C-24776 I have changed my name from Sunita Manohar Potdar to Divya Deepak Chonkar as per Govt. of Maha. Gazette No. U-42408. C-24777 I have changed my name from Vinodkumar Panditrao Deshmukh to Vinayak Panditrao Deshmukh as per Affidavit. C-24778

I have changed my name from Shreedharan Pilllai to Mr.Shreedharan Pilllai as per Affidavit. C-24782 I have changed my name from Manj Kamalkant Joshi to Manioj Kamalkant Joshyy as per Affidavit. C-24783 I have changed my name from Smita Vasant Bhandarkar to Radhika Rajesh Pai as per Affidavit. C-24784 I have changed my name from Bushra Banoo Sharafatullah Qureshi to Bushra Sharafatullah Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-24785 I have changed my name from Manjayya Alias Suresh Koosa Poojary to Suresh Koosa Poojary as per Affidavit. C-24786 I have changed my name from Sunita Suresh Poojary to Sunitha Suresh Poojary as per Affidavit. C-24787 I have changed my name from Sumitradevi Kalideen to Sunitha Suresh Poojary as per Affidavit. C-24788 I have changed my name from Mrs. Vijayalaxmi Kishangopal omani to Mrs Vijaylaxmi Kishangopal omani as per Affidavit. C-24789 I have changed my name from Mr. Salmaan Anwar Shaikh to Mr. Salman Anwar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24790 I have changed my name from Mr. Mohammad Karim to Mr. Mohammad Kaum Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24791 I have changed my name from Mrs. Jahida Anwar Shaikh to Mrs. Zaheeda Anwar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24792 I have changed my name from Mr. Mohammadabid Mohammad Karim to Mr. Abid Husain Mohammad Kaum Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24793 I have changed my name from Sudhakar Rajaram Chityala to Sudhakar Rajaram Chittal as per Affidavit. C-24794

I have changed my name from Rajendra to Rajendra Vasant Pradhan as per affidavit. C-24779

I have changed my name from Mubeena Mushtaqueahmed Yargatti to Mubina Mushtaqueahmed Yargatti as per Affidavit. C-24795

I have changed my name from Manoj Natarajan to Manoj Natarajan Mudaliar as per Affidavit. C-24780

I have changed my name from Hussain Bi Mehboob Shaikh to Fatmabee Mehboob Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-24796

I have changed my name from Pratimaben Vasanji Joshi to Pratima Dilipkumar Joshi as per Affidavit. C-24781

I have changed my name from Abinash Mishra to Avinash Mishra as per Affidavit. C-24797


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SY BSc student arrested for bike robbery The accused has stolen around 22 bikes so far with the help of his accomplices who are currently absconding By Zuber Ansari

tanagar and Kasturba Marg Police station. He usually used a dupli19 year-old youth has been arrested by Kas- cate key to steal bike and turba Marg Police station mostly sold parts of the for the theft of around 22 bikes to various garages. It bikes from different loca- is suspected that some tions in the northern sub- garage owners helped him urbs of the city. The youth dismantle the bikes. Sources from Kasturba is a second year science student of in a Kandivali Marg Police station said, college and has been in- “We formed special teams volved in these robberies to visit garages and an insince the last two years former told us about one along with his colleagues Amit Pamakar Jha, a student, found selling bike who are absconding. The youth was a resident parts to a garage owner. The of Devi Pada locality in police thus caught Amit Dahisar and belongs to a who, in his interrogation, well-to-do family, but had revealed that he had robbed a lavish lifestyle. He has more than 22 bikes so far. A manhunt has been also stolen bikes from four police station jurisdictions launched to nab him – Borivli, Kandivli, Sam- Amit’s accomplices.

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SGNP murder case: CCTV footage aids investigation CITY

The footage shows the girl entering the park as a pillion rider on a bike

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n the murder case of a woman at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the Kasturba Marg police station has got CCTV footage of the camera at the main entrance of SGNP which showed the deceased woman entering the park as a pillion rider with a biker early morning on Thursday. Another bike followed them and the deceased was seen chatting with the person on the other bike. The cops have formed several teams to crack the case. According to sources form Kasturba Marg Police station, the deceased girl Sarla Ahire was seen clearly in the CCTV footage. “We suspect that both the bikers are involved in killing the girl but haven’t ascertained their identity yet”, sources said. The 27-year-old woman

Western suburbs’ first medical college By A Staff Reporter

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he ambitious Rs.321 crore health project of the civic body – the Dr. R.N. Cooper Hospital with a capacity of 636 beds – will be commissioned today, (Saturday, Nov 30). It will have a trauma unit, dialysis centre, an ICU and modern medical care. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to establish a new medical college – the first in the Western Suburbs – within the existing building of Cooper Hospital in Juhu. Additional Municipal Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar said, “We have started the application process and are waiting for a confirmation.” She added, “The medical college will be in the existing building of Cooper Hospital. A new building has been constructed in the same premises to house the hospital.”

The lonely spot inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park where the victim was tied, blindfolded and murdered. was missing for 24 hours before she was found murdered inside the SGNP in the Teen Murti locality.

Pappu Kalani convicted By Kaptan Mali

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he Kalyan court on Friday convicted former MLA from Ulhasnagar, Pappu Kalani, and three of his associates in a 23-year-old murder case. Two other associates were acquitted in the case. The court will declare the charges and punishment on Saturday. On February 27, 1990, Kalani's associates, allegedly on his direction, shot dead a burner factory owner, Ghanshyam Bhatija, in his factory office right in front of his brother Inder Bhatija. As Inder was a witness in the case, he was provided police security. Later on April 28, 1990, two henchmen Baba Gabril and Bachchu Pandey shot dead Inder in front of Hotel Pinto Park in Ulhasnagar when he was accompanied by two policemen. However, the SC had given a stay in the case of Ghanshyam Bhatija, and Kalani was out on bail. Deepak Mishra, Kalani’s advocate said, “We are waiting for the court’s decision on Saturday and after that we will take further action of moving to higher courts”. Kamal Bhatija, Inder Bhatija’s relative said, “Despite the delay, we are satisfied with the court. We will accept whatever the court declares on Saturday”.

The police suspect the girl’s boyfriend behind the murder but the deceased’s family members have denied having

any information about any such man. The girl’s mobile phone has been missing.

Maharashtra gets its fifth tiger reserve By A Staff Reporter

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aharashtra will soon have its fifth tiger reserve in Nagzira following approval from the National Tiger Conservation Authority, a senior official said. The Nagzira tiger reserve -- between Bhandara and Gondia districts -- would be home to surplus tigers from Tadoba, Principal Secretary (Forests) Praveen Pardeshi told PTI. He said there are already four tiger reserves in Melghat, Tadoba, Pench and Sahyadri located in western Maharashtra. "The tigers which wander

outside their territory from Tadoba would go in Nagzira-Navegaon tiger reserve," Pardeshi said. Earlier, the area of Nagzira sanctuary was 150 sq kilometer while that of Navegaon national park was of 130 square kilometer. "We increased it to 700 sq kilometer to form a new tiger reserve," he added. "In Nagzira alone there are around twenty tigers whereas in Tadoba there are more than 100 tigers," the official said. The state government has already issued a notification on the new tiger reserve.

30 passengers injured as bus rams into wall By A Staff Reporter

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t least 30 persons were injured, some of them seriously, when a State Transport bus dashed against a wall near Tarapur this afternoon, rural police said. The mishap took place

aton the western part of Thane district, when the driver lost control over the vehicle, which was on its way to Boisar from Wadvan, they said. The injured, which included women, were admitted to hospitals at Dahanu, Tarapur and Boisar.


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Want pay and facilities like other state govt employees

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to all Aanganwadi workers as a Diwali bonus. However, the governhousands of Maharashtra ment did not give them their State Aanganwadi employees bonuses in 2013. In addition to this, demonstrated with steel thousands of Aaganwadi employees plates and spoons in front of the were terminated by the government Thane Collector’s Office on Friday. on the grounds that they were Approximately two lakh Aagan- above 65 years of age. Mina Yashwante, an Aanganwadi wadi employees from all over Maharashtra participated in the employee working at Thane Prakalp protest demanding equivalent Eight said, “I am the only earning right as state employees receiving member in my family. My husband is not working. I have two schoolbenefits. In 1995 the Maharashtra state going children and my half of the government started giving Rs. 1,000 salary goes in paying their school

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and tuitions fees. It is difficult to live on this salary and sometimes I have to borrow money. Our demand from the government is that we receive the same rights as state government employees.” General Secretary Brijpal Singh of the Maharashtra Rajya Aanganwadi Karmachari Sangh says, “Our demand from the State Government is to provide Aanganwadi employees with the benefits that state government employees enjoy like pension scheme, retirement benefits and others.”

Govt advertises against ponzi schemes By A Special Correspondent

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fter receiving a large number of complaints of duping and cheating, the PUBLIC NOTICE

It is informed to the general public and notice is hereby given that the shop no. 3 was gifted by my mother i.e. Mrs.Asha Tainwala, vide registered gift deed dated 19.10.2013, situated at Laxmi Uday CHS Ltd. Pawan Baug road Malad (West), Mumbai - 400064. And the said shop was purchased by my mother from M/s. Prakash Builders vide agreement. The said agreement was lost/misplaced by Mr. Vishal Tainwala while travelling in auto-rickshaw and in that connection seperate N.C. is also lodgedwith MaladPolice Station,Malad (West), Mumbai - 400064. The title to the said property is legal, clear and marketable and this public notice is issued in order to inform the general public that Mr. Vishal Tainwala is the rightful and legal owner of shop no. 3 and he has been also admitted, as the member of the society and no other person or persons can dispute or challenge the legality and ownership of said shop no. 3, Laxmi Uday CHS Ltd. Pawan Baug Road, Malad (West), Mumbai - 64. Date28.1 1.2013 sd/Mr. Vishal Tainwala Flat No. B - 403, Laxmi Uday CHS Ltd., Pawan Baug Road, Malad (West), Mumbai - 400 064.

state government has finally swung into action and has launched an advertisement campaign alerting people about investing in schemes by ponzi companies as well as by multi-level marketing firms. The recently issued advertisement by the Home Department has appealed

has registered a cheating and criminal conspiracy case against MMM India for allegedly duping more than 70,000 people of Rs. 2,000 crore. The company had allegedly promised unrealistic returns to investors.” The Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Act, 1999 offers relief to depositors duped by non-banking financial institutions. The Mumbai Police’s EOW has also registered a case against Q Net, a Hong Kongbased multi-level marketing operator, for allegedly conning thousands of investors by selling them plastic and glass products terming them miraculous objects that can

cure severe diseases including cancer. Q Net was accused of collecting money under the garb of selling products. The EOW has arrested company’s eight agents and has frozen their bank accounts. The investigation wing has also been probing another scam involving Singapore registered Speak Asia for allegedly raising money from a large number of people under the garb of running an online survey company. The firm operators have reportedly duped about 2.4 million investors of Rs. 2,276 crore. Against this backdrop, the officials of the Home Department are optimistic about its impact on the people.

Panvel Congress demands corporation status for PMC

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VIKHROLI LAXMI APARTMENTS CO-OP HSG SOC LTD. Vikhroli (West) Dist Mumbai

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 18/12/2013 at 12.00 p.m. Shri. Dharam Singh and Sons, New Dholera Shipping and Trading Co. Ltd., Seth Surji Vallabhdas (leagal heirs - Jaylaxmi S. Vallabhdas, Pratapsingh Soorji Vallabhdas, Vikramsingh Soorji Vallabhdas, Dilipsingh Soorji Vallabhdas), Dharamsingh Haranamsingh (Legal heirs – Shri. Brijinder Singh and others 6), Sonu Enterprises, Shri.Variyam Singh, and those who have interest in the said property may submit their say at the time of hearing at the venue mentioned below. Failure to submit any say it shall be presumed that nobody has any objection and further action will be taken. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY: Laxmi Apartments, Station Road, Vikhroli (West), Mumbai-400079. Survey No. C.T.S. No. Plot No. Area Sq. Mtr. — 48 C 90 A 2416.2 Place: Kokan Bhavan, Room No. 201, C.B.D. Belapur Navi Mumbai Date: 29/11/2013

to investors not to get carried away by the tall claims made by such companies and asks them to crosscheck the veracity of the schemes before investing. If cheated, investors should immediately file a complaint with the local police. People must also inform the police if they notice similar incidents involving others, the advertisement has pointed out. When contacted, an official of the Home Department on the condition of anonymity said, “This particular advertisement is in the wake of the recent arrests made by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police. The EOW

(Vilas Gawade) Competent Authority & District Dy. Registrar, Co-op. Societies (2) East Suburban Navi Mumbai

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he Panvel Congress has demanded that the Panvel Municipal Council (PMC) be upgrade to being a corporation instead of merging it the developed areas in the town with the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC). Prashant Thakur, MLA, Panvel said, “A meeting was held at the Mantralaya last week by the urban development department in order to take a call on the merging of developed areas in Panvel with the NMMC. Panvel being a part of Raigad district is a taluka place and the development of the surrounding areas especially the Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA) has been attracting quite some attention. We therefore oppose to take

Local MLA Prashant Thakur wants upgradation of Panvel’s civic body. this move of merging”. He added, “A proposal to upgrade PMC was made a few years ago but due to opposition from villagers the matter was sidelined. Instead of attaching the area developed by CIDCO with NMMC, a corporation can be created in Panvel itself”. Additional director of town planning Prakash Thakur, who attended the meeting at Mantralaya last

week, was unavailable for comment. The Panvel taluka includes 17 gram panchayats. The PMC needs to be upgraded to a corporation level for better infrastructure and other facilities for people. A civic official stated, “The proposal of merging Kharghar and Kalamboli areas is also as old as 2004 but nothing has been finalised yet”. khushboo.panjabi@afternoondc.in


Janata Darbar or tamasha?

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Yes Minister! Former and present Thane tahsildars, influenced by Guardian Minister, issue capricious orders

Tashildar, without any inquiry, passed the order merely seeing the remark of the Minister, on the complaint by Andrew Almedia, who Harrold and a number of villagers claim, is a compulsive complainant. The order was challenged before the SDO (Sub Divisional offiBy Edrich Miranda cer), which went in favor of the hen the executive takes complainant but was reversed in quazi judicial orders from a appeal before the Assistant Collector, Thane; but the present Minister, the devil comes marching in, as can be seen Tasildar refuses to invoke the Colfrom the Thane District Guardian lector’s order, harping on the reMinister, Ganesh Naik’s order, mark passed by the Minister. dated 05/04/ 11, which is being Subordinate executives’ loyalties tenaciously held on by the lie with the Minister, ‘yes MinisTashildar, in spite of its reversal ter’ for anything and everything in appeal on merit, by the Assis- under the sun, law be blown with the wind. tant Collector, Thane District. Curiously, while the matter was The case pertains to a fine of Rs.55 lakh, wrongly imposed on pending before the SDO, the Harrold Almedia, of Manickpur, Tashildar preferred to issue anVasai. The intriguing part is, the other order, in respect of the demand notice has been served same land, against different opon Harrold, even though the land ponents, on a new complaint by is not in his name. The then Andrew.

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Instead of hearing the aggrieved persons, Minister merely instructs concerned dept. officials to address their grievances By Edrich Miranda

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ne hundred and thirty five complaints disposed off in one hour twenty minutes. The height of efficiency, that has no parallel. The popular Janata Darbar, a supposedly annual public grievance disposal mechanism initiated by the government was held yesterday at the Young Men’s Christian AssociaMantralaya in the Assembly elec- tion grounds at Manickpur Vasai tions in 2014. which was overcast with NCP flags, Joshi in his letter stated that loy- banners and posters. alty and discipline were of paraOver a thousand people attended mount importance in the Sena. the programme where the agVouching his loyalty towards the grieved were required to submit leadership of Uddhav and late Sena their grievances in writing along chief Bal Thackeray, he said that his with pertinent annexures which comments during the Navratri was to be addressed by the Thane Utsav not only tormented the party district Guardian Minister Ganesh but pained him as well. The senior Naik who barely gave the parties a Sena leader stated that several clar- hearing, merely summoning conifications failed to cut ice and hence cerned officials from departments he sought a meeting with Uddhav. to which the complaint pertained Joshi said that the dictates of the and instructing him/ her to look leadership were always binding on into the grievances. Complaints him and that he expressed public were received pertaining to departapology for any disrespect caused ments such as the Municipal Corto the party leadership for his inad- poration, Forest, Public Works vertent comments and hoped that Department (PWD), Labour, State the curtains would fall on the con- Excise, MSEB, District Police, Railtroversy. way Police, railway administration,

Disgruntled leaders free to quit Sena: Uddhav Continued from pg 1 « chief Bal Thackeray. It may be recalled that Joshi was heckled at the Sena annual Dussehra rally on October 14 last, forcing him to leave the rally venue. Sena sources, speaking on condition of anonymity disclosed that Uddhav reiterated his statement which he had made during the Sena annual Dussehra rally that he was ready to step down if the leaders did not have faith in his leadership. Reiterating his statement, the Sena president stated that those who felt disgruntled were free to leave the party. Uddhav remarked that he did not need hidden traitors in the party ranks. He added that on the strength of the loyal cadres he would unfurl the saffron flag atop

Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik addresses the grievance of a family at the annual Janata Darbar in Vasai on Friday State transport and Tashildar. Surprisingly, no official was present from the labour department to take instructions or receive the complaints from the Minister. Pravin Vartak, a municipal corporator raised objection to the public being led to the dais by Govind Gunjalkar, the NCP district president. The first disposal was a funny, in fact illegal disposal, but nobody in the media raised any question when the minister requested a NGO to donate towards a sick, widowed accused at the same time justifying her non-arrest and non-prosecution in a theft case.

A request by Mhatre and Joshi on behalf of the press for facilities in the newly formed Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation was summarily dismissed with the wave of his hand, with the comment— “media need not use this forum”. A pointed question during the press conference that followed, about the minister’s remark on a complaint during the 2011 Janata Darbar, which caused anguish to an innocent citizen was settled by Naik with the reply: “You ought to have brought it to my notice earlier, it can yet be solved, meet me.”

Shetti calls off sugarcane price agitation Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader and Lok Sabha MP settles for an MSP of Rs.2,650 against that of Rs.3,000 demanded earlier By Prashant Hamine

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wabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna (SSS) leader and Lok Sabha MP Raju Shetti yesterday called off his 48-hour agitation seeking the first installment of Rs.3,000 of the minimum support price (MSP) for sugarcane. Calling off a rather violent agitation that had virtually paralysed the sugarcane growing belt of Western Maharashtra, Shetti announced that the Sanghatna had settled for a MSP of Rs.2,650. However, sources disclosed that there were some farmers’ unions and sugar mills that were in favour of a MSP of Rs.3,000 thus exposing a rift

in the agitation. Sources added that majority of the sugar mills were willing to give Rs.500 more over and above the Rs.2,100 MSP fixed by the Centre for sugarcane this season. The Sanghatna wanted the government to allow export of sugar considering the fall in the commodity’s domestic price in the open market. Sources disclosed that the truce was brokered by MP Sadashiv Mandlik and NCP state minister Hassan Mushrif. The announcement of SSS withdrawing its agitation was welcomed by Minister for Cooperation Harshavardhan Patil. The crisis leading to the violent

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agitation in parts of Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur was a sharp fall in the open market price of sugar to Rs.2,600 - 2,650 per quintal which was Rs.3,300 - 3,400 before the crushing season commenced in 2012-13. Moreover, the crisis was compounded with Maharashtra having last year’s surplus stock of 24 lakh metric tonnes, while the total production last year in the country was 250 lakh metric tonnes. The SSS activist led a violent agitation in the sugarcane belt of Western Maharashtra over the last couple of days – smashing state transport buses, blocking roads,

burning tyres, upturning milk transport tankers and smashing vegetable trucks going towards Pune and Mumbai. Following the withdrawal of the agitation, NCP chief and union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar swung into action calling for the meeting of a group of ministers set up by the centre to solve the issue plaguing Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had set up a ministerial committee comprising union Finance minister P. Chidambaram, Sharad Pawar and union Civil Aviation minister Ajit Singh.


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Tehelka: Making a mountain out of molehill

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Ponder awhile… “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” — Jimi Hendrix

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E did not rape her. The encounter had taken place in a lift and the second time in a room. Scene: Hotel in Goa. In the lift, he put his hand on her. Where did he touch her? On the back, on the waist, on the shoulders? She has not disclosed this. She pleaded with him not to put his hand on her. Did he put her hand on an objectionable spot?We have no clue about this. Next time, the encounter took place in a room. When she entered the room, she found him lying on a couch. The room was in darkness. She asked him whether she could put the light on. He said no. They then discussed about sex, desire, etc. in a light-hearted banter. He must have got up and put his arm T has become clear that the university does on her. She felt he had violated her body. At least at this stage of the encounter, she not have the know-how or a competent, experienced staff to hold examinations. Year should have told him off and walked out in a after year, the blunders the staff commit re- huff. One thing is certain: There was no sults in great inconvenience to students ap- ‘balatkar’. The very first time Tarun Tejpal put his arm pearing for examinations. What is surprising is that the university round her, she should have told him off, not does not learn by experience. The same to try any tricks with her. If she was firm and mistakes are committed year after year. The let him know in no uncertain terms, he mistakes occur in all departments of the should summarily stop his unwanted overtures, all would have been well. examination exercise. The episode would have been closed. At the Printing errors occur every year. Various unconvincing explanations are given. Do most, peeved and rejected, he would have they not have someone at the printing press sacked her. Or she herself without making to read copies and make the necessary cor- any fuss, just resigned and stayed away from a unhappy scene. rections? Obviously they don’t. But she blew it up: She first let the office What is even more annoying that the errors are discovered very late – just a few days staff know and then the encounter went pubbefore the examinations. Another dreadful lic. It would have died but for one TV channel happening is the question paper leak. It is which went hammer and tongs at the hapnot known at what stage this occurs. It could pening, telecast it 24 hours of night and day, happen at several levels: It can happen right cutting out all other news items – and not advertisements of course. in the printing press itself. The incident was blown up. No rape – the The university does not have the required number of printing press and it is alleged that rarest of rare cases – got so much TV exposure question papers are printed even in private as this encounter where a cultured man made printing presses. It is clear there are some in a pass at a girl. One expected in her maturity the press who are amenable to taking bribes. and wisdom. Instead, she attacked the man The situation in this regard is indeed very as if he was the very devil. She said the man had violated her confidence and body – just serious. And then the university has never been an arm round her waist? The punishment she gave him was huge. able to prepare a proper plan with regard to seating arrangements. A great deal of confu- He was decimated by the media – particularly sion arises and students have no go but to go TV channels – and was painted as a man who in search of their seats. This is indeed most had no respect for a woman. In the good old days, the man’s overtures disturbing when students have no go but to would have been described as chivalrous courtgo seat hunting. Is it not possible to prepare a correct plan ing. He would not have earned any bad name. But now, not only his career has been afwith regard to seating at various examination centres? It should not be difficult to correct fected, but also his life. His publication all these mistakes which confound tense Tehelka has been finished. A large number of students appearing for examinations.

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employees have lost their jobs and will be on the streets. The publication has exposed many instances of corruption. It has antagonised the Bharatiya Janata Party by carrying out sting operations against some leaders and exposing their corrupt practices. No wonder the party was jubilant when the hapless man was accused of ‘molestation’. The Goa government and the police have gone out of their way and framed charges against him. BJP opposition leader in Parliament has stated that Congress minister Kapil Sibal has shares in the Tehelka company. The way the BJP Goa

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“Oh Lord that lends me life, For my teenage daughter who is comLend me a heart replete with plaining about doing dishes, because that thankfulness!” means she is at home and not on the ….William Shakespeare streets. For the taxes that I pay because it means that I am employed. T was one of those awful days! The girl at my office decided to take the day off and according to my maid could have even found another job, I couldn’t find telephone numbers or files or whether I had Robert Clements paid my mobile bill! It was just as I was cursing and cussing For the mess to clean after a party beto all and no one in particular that I cause it means that I have been surchanced upon these delightful lines. I read rounded by friends. them and slowly a grin spread across my For my shadow that watches me work sullen face, then I looked up and said a big, because it means I am out in the sunshine. big thank you: For a floor that needs mopping and winI am thankful for all the things that go dows that need cleaning because it means bad to show there is reason to give thanks! I have a home. For the wife who takes over my whole For all the complaining I hear about the bed, because I know she is at home asleep government because it means that we have with me and not with someone else. freedom of speech.

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Nehru dynasty almost extinct

HAVE wondered often whether the great Nehru dynasty exists today. Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were popular leaders. For a rally, the party did not have to make any plan for attracting crowds. The crowds came mesmerised by the charisma of the two leaders. People used to stand all along the road from the airport to Raj Bhavan in the hot sun. And if the meeting was at Chowpatty the crowd could be seen almost touching the weaves of the sea. That kind of charisma is no longer there in any of the leaders today – in the Congress Party. The strength of the dynasty is being diluted. When Nehru died, Indira Gandhi was the next one to take over. She did not take charge immediately but she was put on the waiting list. Unlike Rajiv Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi, Indira came in close contact with the ruling circles across the world. She used to go with Nehru wherever he went and evidently she learnt a thing or two from such useful experience. A.R. Kanangi She however married a Parsi from Mumbai government has carried out investigations and the clan’s purity was affected. And the and hounded Tejpal shows it is out on a mis- Parsi and Kashmiri couple produced Rajiv sion of vengeance. Tarun Tejpal’s very first re- Gandhi. And Rajiv Gandhi married an Italian action was that there were lapses of woman. That almost ended the Nehru dynasty. judgement on his part and wrong reading of The last of the dynasty, Rahul Gandhi, does the situation. What does this mean? Evidently not seem to have any charisma at all. His UP he concluded that the girl would respond to assembly poll campaign – and now the 2014 his overtures, but it turned out his judgement Lok Sabha campaign – have been big flops. in this regard was wrong. And then his read- He does not attract crowds. Congress party ing of the situation was wrong: he got a feel- leaders do not still seem to have become ware ing that she was inclined to flirt with him. She of the fact that they do not have a leader who was freely discussing sex with him and they can win elections for them. Both Rahul and used to have light-hearted exchanges on the Sonia have lost whatever little dynasty adsubject. When the girl reacted the way she vantage they had. did, he realised he has read the situation The Nehru dynasty does not work anywrongly. It was a case of mistaken judgement. more. It does not exist. It is quite painful to The “victim”, now everyone calls her that – see the happening in the case of Sonia and what happened to her was a rape. Evidently Rahul. If the party wants to win elections, it she is exulting in the publicity she is getting should try to find a charismatic leader. Indira in the media and coming out with fresh state- Gandhi used to say that her party folks would ments. She is saying she is trying to keep her kneel down before her and promise her to the integrity. What does she mean when she says skies, but if she even did not succeed in winwhat happened to her was rape? A rape is a ning elections for theory they would drop her. rape is a rape. Putting an arm round her waist Both Sonia and Rahul Gandhi have no is not a rape. Ask all those girls who have un- longer the capacity to win elections for party dergone combined rape: Ask them what it folks. Will Indira Gandhi’s saying come true?

Strange Thank You Reasons..! Afternoon

was like. Sometimes after a rape, a victim dies. In the Tehelka, nothing of the sort has happened. There was no rape at all, but the girl in her latest statement says “what he did to me was rape.

BOB’S BANTER

For the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot because it means I am capable of walking and that I have been blessed with transportation. For the noise I have to bear from my neighbors because it means that I can hear. For the pile of laundry and ironing because it means I have clothes to wear. For weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been capable of working hard. For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours because itmeans that I am still alive. “Oh God,” I said, “it’s so easy to grumble when we should really be looking up and saying thank you!” “Thankyou Lord..!” For all that God in mercy sends For health and children, home and friends; For comfort in the time of need, For every kindly word and deed, For holy thought and happy talk, For guidance in our daily walk— For everything give thanks..! — bobsbanter@gmail.com


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Give Bharat Ratna due respect IT is reported that an IPS officer and a social activist have filed a PIL in the Allahabad High Court challenging the grant of the Bharat Ratna award to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. A decision on this petition has been reserved. The plea is said to have urged utmost scrutiny for the award, as it is the highest civilian honour and emphasized that cricket is a mere tamasha taking the nation backwards. It also adds that the award to Sachin Tendulkar is bound to give a message of ‘inaction and laxity’. The Bharat Ratna is, of late, being seen as just another award to be given to any person as fancied by the political party in power with a political motive when its scope in actuality should be severely restricted and made exclusive to the fields of Science, Humanity, Agriculture and Defence and awarded to a person for his/her contribution. The PIL should be thought about as it has gone to a person who was never a leader and was clueless when the country’s cricket was in the doldrums. It is high time Bharat Ratna is given due respect and confined to people that show proven leadership qualities and are free from political compulsions. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

  

Inefficient CBI THE special CBI court’s judgement awarding a life sentence to dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for killing their daughter Aarushi and domestic servant Hemraj, without any document proof or evidence is the mockery of the judicial system and the inefficient working of the CBI and its investigation for the last five years. I strongly feel that basing the case only on suspicion has lowered the credibility of the CBI, forcing the couple to appeal in the High Court for natural justice. This might be favoured due to the shabby working of the investigation agency and the case will be dismissed immediately exposing the investigation process and its working.

DESERVING? Sachin Tendulkar was never a leader and was clueless when Indian cricket was in the doldrums. HITTING top notch at the right time, Sachin Tendulkar bid goodbye to Test Cricket in style. He made a match of it at Mumbai and the team members presented him with a century in the end. He has been a source of inspiration to youngsters and a role model to the current crop of players. His final speech was inspirational and he made it a memorable one. He maintained composure through his speech making it the landmark of a super star cricketer. Although he did not fumble while he spoke, he turned one of the most efficient police force not just in India but probably the whole of Asia. The fugitive seems to be giving a force that can not just sniff alleged terrorists miles away but also eliminate them with pin point precision, a slip. It is really unthinkable that an absconder roams around freely and the police have no clue about him, or do they know, but are waiting to get a confirmation (a verbal one will also do) from the State’s Home Ministry of the victim’s father’s request for personal intervention. Narayan Sai on his part probably wants to remain in his hide out waiting for the change in government at the Centre and with it a change in fortune for him too. — Abdul Monim, Vashi

— Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

Where is Narayan Sai?

SLIPPERY: Narayan Sai seems to have successfully given one of the best police teams in Asia the slip.

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sentimental when talking about Mark Mascarneas, his driving force who brought him to this level in a long and illustrious career. His sound technique with bat, deep concentration in the field and unfailing attitude made him a cricketer for all generations. It is a great tribute to him to confer him with the Bharat Ratna. Sachin, retire peacefully and we wish you health, wealth and prosperity in the years to come and a happy retired life. — C.K.S. Maniam & Jayanthi Maniam, Sanpada

Manoj Singh on November 26 of mammoth efforts of Saibaba devotees in preparing 25 tonnes of ladoos as Mahaprasad for the 27th anniversary celebrations at Vartak Nagar, Thane. My prayers go out to all Sai devotees engaged in the celebrations that they and the readers of the ADC are showered with Saibaba’s bountiful blessings. Herewith, I wish to point out a small correction in your caption narration. Narration: Saibaba’s 95th birth anniversary was observed last month in Shirdi. Correction: Last month, it was the 95th year observance of Maha Samadhi of Saint Saibaba that took place on 15th October 1918. Saibaba was born on September 28th 1835 at Pathri. — S.Venkatnarayan, Matunga

Thank you ADC WE the readers of Afternoon DC are very fortunate to have a reader friendly paper where our views are on almost a daily basis. At a time when newsprint is becoming highly costly and when other newspapers are restricting the number of letters or avoid having a letters column, Afternoon DC is helping regular readers to air their views in the best way possible with good captions for interesting letters. Over and above the paper used is good quality which helps to preserve these precious letters for a long time. I thank you on behalf of all letter writers. As a freelance writer for the last 42 years, I preserve letters published in Afternoon DC as a treasure. Thank you for the continued encouragement. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada

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IT’S almost one and half month since a hunt was launched to arrest THANK you to the ADC for a specNarayan Sai (Asaram Bapu’s son) by tacular picture by photographer

Amend laws AROUND 340 students fell ill and were rushed to hospitals after eating an afternoon meal from Anjuman Noorul Islam trust School in Sakinaka. I think a thorough investigation should be done particularly about who ordered the cupcakes and in what quantity, at LETTER OF what price, the expiry THE DAY dates and the ingredients. Only keeping the owner of the bakery behind bars for a few days is not enough. The license of the bakery must be cancelled. After the Bihar school food poisoning case, authorities should have taken proper steps. If these things happen abroad, the concern persons could have gone behind bars for life. We should also amend laws for these offences and add a severe punishment so that no one plays with innocent lives in the future. — Yogesh R. Bhavsar, Dahisar

CCTVs in WR locals IT is good news for commuters especially women who travel daily in local trains. The introduction of CCTVs in trains will record if a crime is taking place inside a train. It will also help the main culprits to be traced immediately. It would be nicer, if Central, Harbour and Western Railways introduce such CCTV cameras in all compartments so that many thefts and incidents of teasing women can be checked. The railways have done a good job by introducing these CCTV cameras in trains and should also think of installing good quality cameras at all the platforms of main junctions like Dadar, Kalyan, Thane, Andheri, Borivali and Vashi. — Murugesh Iyer, Thane

Doctor... please help us ALLOW me to share with ADC readers a Q&A session, I had with my doctor. Me: Doctor, I have swallowed some coins by mistake Doc: Take this, and you will feel the change Me: Doctor, I’m at death’s door! Doc: Don’t worry. We’ll soon pull you through Me: Doctor, doctor! My spouse is so ill, is there no hope? Doc: It depends what you are hoping for. Me: Doctor, doctor! Help me now! I’m getting shorter and shorter! Doc: Just wait there and be a little patient

Me: Doctor, doctor! I’m addicted to brake fluid. Doc: Nonsense man, you can stop anytime Me: Doctor, doctor! I feel like a pair of curtains Doc: Pull yourselves together man Me: Doctor, doctor! I’ve just swallowed a roll of film! Doc: Come back tomorrow and we’ll see what develops! — Altaf H. Ladiwala, Bandra

Fast track cases TO counter the growing threat of terrorism, the govt has put all related cases on the fast track route. However, the following three cases appear to be an exception to the rule. They are: The Malegav bomb blasts, the Samjhauta Express attack, and the Ajmer explosion. All of them are hanging fire for nearly a decade now, with no sign of the final verdict in sight. When the secular UPA II govt, that showed extreme promptness in disposing the cases of Afzal Guru and Ajmal Kasab, going to show thesame alacrity in these cases of suspected extremism? The people of the country, may perhaps, will have to wait till the results of the Lok Sabha polls due in April/May 2014 are out. — Arun Malankar, Santa Cruz

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Shoma Chaudhury has let down colleague AWARD winning journalist Shoma Chaudhury is trying to save her Tehelka boss Tarun Tejpal by giving a controversial and untrue account to both the cops and the media on the sexual assault of a fellow journalist colleague, only to cover the shameful acts of her master. Tarun Tejpal has admitted his guilt and the least he can do is surrender to the police and let the law take its own course. We have the highest respect for Shoma Choudhury who fought for the rights of women and the unfortunate in the past and her double standards this time, are unlike her usual character. Perhaps she is being forced to do so by her bosses in office and others who are politically motivated and connected. The matter should be investigated and it should be seen that the culprit is punished appropriately. — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon

  

THIS is with reference to 'Goa police say no to Tejpal plea: Shoma Choudhary quits Tehelka' (ADC, November 29). The Goa police have won the tug-of-war with Tejpal by refusing to give him more time to present himself for questioning in Goa and the former Tehelka chief editor is now obliged to do that. Looks like his lawyers have something up their sleeves to obtain bail for him even if he is taken in by Goa

NOT DONE: Shoma Chaudhury, who has always fought for the rights of women, has let her colleague down by accepting Tejpal’s letter of apology. police. As for the former managing editor, Shoma Chaudhary, by putting in her papers, she has clearly failed to fulfill her responsibility to her junior colleague who had confided in her by relating the whole ignominious incident in graphic detail through an email. Instead of taking the matter seriously and reporting it to the police, she toed Tejpal's line that it was a momentary lapse of judgment and accepted his apology as atonement for the same. This was indeed a suppression of the whole thing. Even while resigning, she had only stated that she was doing so for saving her integrity and the name of Tehelka and not a word about the young lady who had looked up to her for justice. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane


‘Arunachal is ‘integral, important part’ of India’

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TANAGAR: On one of the rare Presidential visits to this part of the country, incumbent Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asserted that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and important part of the Northeast region of India and a core stake holder in country’s ‘Look East’ foreign policy. In comments that will be read with interest in Beijing, which lays claim over parts of the state, he said no longer should this region be considered remote, reports PTI. “The Centre and the state government should together rapidly build the infrastructure linkages and connectivity with the rest of India that is required and this legislature and the people of Arunachal should extend every assistance possible to this venture,” he said in his address to Arunachal Pradesh assembly. China, which has raised disputes regarding India’s sovereignty over Arunachal Pradesh, has off late upped the ante by issuing stapled visas to residents of the state in a bid to buttress its claim. But the visits by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh some years ago

President Pranab Mukherjee and the President now are seen as an attempt by India to send a clear message to China that India has an unassailable sovereignty over the state. The President said the country had a long-standing civilizational bonds with its neighbours in South and South East Asia as well as East Asia. “The northeast of India provides a natural bridge between us and South East Asia. The essential philosophy of our Look East Policy is that India must find its destiny by linking itself more and more with its

Asian partners and the rest of the world,” he said adding India seeks to make its neighbours as partners in development. “We believe that India’s future and our own best economic interests are served by closer integration with Asia...There is little time to be lost. Considering the huge pool of natural resources and the quality of its human resources, the North East of India has the potential of being an important investment destination and a centre for trade and business,” he said. He said there was a need to harness opportunities that were emerging from the rise of Asia and India’s growing economic integration of India with the region. Mukherjee said it was a challenge for the state and the central governments to complete and commission all the hydel projects in the state so that the economy gets a quantum jump to become one of the richest states of the country. “Since Arunachal Pradesh has common borders with three countries, the development of border areas is also vital and must receive our utmost attention,” he said. Pics: PTI

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EW DELHI: Rejecting ‘insinuations’ that her complaint is part of a pre-election political conspiracy, the victim of Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal’s alleged sexual assault yesterday said what he did to her “falls within the legal definition of rape”. In a statement ahead of Tejpal’s journey to Goa to face police questioning, she said she was heartened by the broad support she has received over the past fortnight. “However, I am deeply concerned and very disturbed by insinuations that my complaint is part of a pre-election political conspiracy,” she said in a two-page statement. Categorically refuting such insinuations, she put forward arguments to say what Tejpal did was rape. While he was fighting to protect his wealth, influence and privilege, for her it was a fight to preserve nothing except “my integrity and my right to assert that my body is my own and not the plaything of my employer.” “Perhaps the hardest part of this unrelentingly painful experience has been my struggle with taxonomy. I don’t know if I am ready to see myself as a ‘rape victim’, for my colleagues, friends, supporters and

Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal with his wife at the Indira Gandhi Intl Airport in New Delhi on Friday before boarding the flight to Goa. critics to see me thus. “It is not the victim that categorises crimes: it is the law. And in this case, the law is clear: what Mr Tejpal did to me falls within the legal definition of rape,” the victim, a journalist in Tehelka, said. She has since resigned.

Capital market, financial reforms on anvil: FM N 53 YEARS AGO… File photo of Their Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko of Japan on their arrival at Palam Airport in New Delhi on November 29, 1960. The Emperor and Empress of Japan are arriving today for a visit to India 53 years after their visit as Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

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EW DELHI: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde yesterday endorsed the claims of investigative website Cobrapost that IT companies are misusing social media platforms to artificially boost popularity of politicians and malign their rivals. “I had raised these issues in the recent Intelligence Bureau conference. My worry is being proved right,” he told PTI. Cobrapost has alleged that IT companies are misusing social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to artificially boost politicians’ popularity and malign their rivals, with many firms Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde

claiming to be working for BJP and Narendra Modi. Shinde said he would like to get more details on the issue of misusing social media platforms from security agencies. “Let me get more details,” he said. The sting, Operation Blue Virus, claims to have exposed about two dozen little-known IT firms across the country, which in the garb of providing reputation management services on social media, also offer fake fan following and posting defamatory content using IP addresses of others by hacking into them.

EW DELHI: Exuding confidence that growth rate will climb to 6 per cent next year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram yesterday said government will in next six months liberalise capital markets and financial sector to help economy return to high growth trajectory. Unveiling UPA government’s agenda for the remaining six months of its second term, he said liberalising natural gas pricing as well as clearing impediments facing projects figure high on priority, reports PTI. “I have a whole list of things to do on my table and follow it everyday. We have to liberalise capital markets, we have to liberalise financial sector, we have to fix the price of gas and oil. We have tried to fix the issues in coal sector so that more coal is produced. We will have more meetings of CCI to unblock stalled projects. “There are whole series of things across the spectrum that needs to be done and we will do it, just as we have done something everyday for last 16 months,” he said at the India Economic Conclave. Stating that Indian economy was going through stress like the

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram addressing the India Economic Conclave in New Delhi on Friday. economies world over, the Finance Minister said economic growth will begin to pick up from next fiscal, rising to 8 per cent in two years time. “I am absolutely confident that we can overcome this period of stress and return to high growth path. In 2014-15, our growth will be close to 6 per cent. In 2015-16, it will be close to 7 per cent and a year after we will be back to high growth rate of 8 per cent,” he said.


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On the catwalk did her little jig on the catwalk. SHE We’re talking about Kalki Koechlin who smiled and danced her way into your heart at Neeta Lulla’s show. Coquettish, enticing and enigmatic was what it was as attitude and attire from past sheer sensuality merged pleasingly with the present. It was all very flirty with pastel shades, vintage hues, nudes, indigo blue, oyster pink and green bringing out one’s complexion and yet muted enough to show one’s personality.

VIVACITY and joie de vivre

Heavenly bodies

come together in Vikram Phadnis’s collection, a celebration of the spirit woven intricately into structured silhouettes. What you witnessed was a diffusion line with no heavy bridals. Everything was simple including a few Indian creations and some fusion wear. Black, maroon, gold, beige, cream and ivory, all with a hint of embellishment, come alive on every garment. And the shining showstoppers were Malaika Arora Khan and Dino Morea.

six-city ninth edition of THE Blenders Pride Fashion

GAVIIN MIGUEL SHOW

MALAIKA ARORA KHAN, VIKRAM PHADNIS & DINO MOREA

Let’s get lyrical

of lyrics and passion for LOVE poetry formed the inspiration

for Suneet Varma’s collection at BPFT. Taking inspiration from poems that his mother Indira Varma had penned, Suneet dwelt into something nostalgic and tender as the night. It was all very soulful with live ghazal songs rendered by Radhika Chopra as the models sashayed across the ramp. The night also saw the launch of the album ‘Dosti Ek Ek Samandar’ on the Music Today label.

KALKI KOECHLIN

Simply the best

KANGNA RANAUT & GAVIIN MIGUEL

Tour came to a close at Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. Kicking off the action at this twoday fashion feast was Gaviin Miguel’s super show. ‘Warriors of Heaven on Earth’ was what he called his collection that focused on the feminine form and force. Bollywood babe Kangna Ranaut was the strong and striking showstopper. Of course, much spirits was downed before and after the show with good cheer all around.

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SUNEET VARMA & MODELS

JJ VALAYA SHOW

Finale medley INDIAN sensibilities with

ARJUN KAPOOR

Spanish influences were seen at JJ Valaya’s show that wrapped up the successful Blenders Pride Fashion Tour at Grand Hyatt. Guests had a feast of the ‘Maharaja of Madrid’ collection which was a medley of Spanish beauty and Indian charm. Elegant doses of edginess and timelessness in a contemporary manner was what you saw. Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor was the showstopper. And then it was time to live it up at the after-party at China House.


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PARENTAL GUIDANCE

TODAY’S BEST VIEWING

 Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids’ 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane’s oldschool methods. Starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Star Movies, 9 p.m .

KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI

SOAPS & SERIALS

 In tonight’s episode, Arvind Kumar Tiwari a physics professor from Rajasthan makes his way to hot seat. He is handicapped and has never bowed his head in front of anyone. He believes that his positive attitude is what makes himstand in front of others. Sony TV, 8.30 p.m .

RINGA RINGA ROSES

 The story traces the paranormal journey of a father in search of his daughter in a world of unseen dangers and unknown monsters. The series will revolve around JD’s quest to rescue his daughter Maitri from the clutches of evil. Life Ok, 11 p.m .

DEVIOUS MAIDS

 In a series of events that takes place over the course of two days, Rosie is suspicious about Marisol after a college student comes up to Marisol and calls her a professor—and her real last name. Marisol in return vows to retaliate against Rosie about her texts that she has been getting from Spence (which viewers could see onscreen that were coming from him). The two come to a truce to help each other so they could find out the truth behind Flora’s murder while keeping their alliance a secret from the other maids. Star Wor ld, 9 p.m.

ON BIGG BOSS SEASON SAATH 7

 Bigg Boss brings a surprise for the contestants this week as there will be no nominations despite Tanisha, Armaan, Kamya, Kushal and Sangram being nominated for evictions. However, Salman will continue to build up the tension and reveal this surprise towards the end of the episode. The contestants reactions will be something to watch out for on Bigg Boss Season Saath 7, Color s, 9 p.m.

NACH BALIYE-6

 This weekend, the manchof Nach Baliye will be graced by the presence of six STAR Parivaar members- Sooraj and Sandhya from Diya aur baati Hum, Poonam and Akash fromEk Ghar Banauga and Rashi and Jigar from Saathiya. The Parivaar will be

LOOPER

Kaun Bangega Crorepati, Sony TV, 8.30 p.m.

seen encouraging their favorite celebrity couples and also shakea-leg wit a few of them on the show. Besides the dancing and cheering, the Parivaar couples will be seen thoroughly enjoying some of the performances, while also chit chatting and playing various games with all contestants. Star Plu s, 9 p.m.

CRIME PATROL

 This is the story of Sujata Jha, an Ex - Lab Coordinator of a college who set herself ablaze in a desperate bid to make her voice heard against sexual harassment she had been suffering at the hands of the dean of her college. The dean had set his eyes on Sujata and made sexual advances towards her, promising promotions and perks if she cooperates. However when Sujata refused his advances, the harassment extended to not clearing her bills and eventually Sujata losing her job. Unable to bear the humiliation anymore, Sujata set herself ablaze. She succumbed to her burns soon after giving her statement to the magistrate, and subsequently the dean was dismissed from the college. Sony T V, 11 p.m.

MOVIES OF THE DAY

 In the year 2044, a man working for a group of killers called "Loopers" (they work for the mob and kill people who are sent blindfolded back in time from the year 2074 by their bosses) recognizes a victim as himself. He hesitates resulting in the escape of his older self. HBO, 10.57 p.m.

THE CONDEMNED

 The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central Americanprison. He is “purchased” by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. Pix, 11.48 p.m.

RAAJ TILAK

 The local King has surrounded himself with enemies, which include his own trusted men who plot to overthrow him, in vain, as the King’s loyal employee, Samadh Khan, and the King’s brother-in-law, Arjun Singh, come to his rescue. But events take an unfortunate turn when the King’s newborn son is abducted by Jalal Khan (Raza Murad), for which Samadh Khan is branded a traitor, is arrested, but escapes dramatically. After abducting the newborn prince, Jalal turns him over to the Sardar of a local gypsy band, and loses consciousness. The queen is distraught over the disappearance of her son, and Arjun offers his son in exchange, which she accepts. But Bhavani (Ajit) finds out about this, and switches his son with that of Arjun Singh. Years later, the Prince, Shamsher Singh, has grown up, and like Bhavani is a tyrant, womanizer and alcoholic. He soon imprisons his very own mother until such time she announces that he is to be the new king, and inflicts all kinds of atrocities on the people in the region, in her name. Filmy, 9 p.m.

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STAR WORLD

Castle Devious Maids How I Met Your Mother 2 Broke Girls The Crazy Ones

ZEE CAFÉ

P.M. 2.00 3.00 8.00 10.00 11.00

Private Practice The Living Game The Big Bang Theory Private Practice Poirot

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CID Aadalat Kaun Banega Crorepati CID Crime Patrol

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BIG CBS LOVE

P.M. 2.00 BNTM 4.00 X Factor P.M. 12.03 1.48 4.27 7.16 9.00 11.16 P.M. 1,07 2.46 4.43 7.21 9.00 10.57

STARMOVIES

The Hills Have Eyes II The Hulk Oz the Great & Powerful Men In Black II Parental Guidance The Hills Have Eyes

HBO

The Campaign Rise of the Guardians National Treasure The Animal Step Up Revolution Looper

ZEE STUDIO

P.M. 1.00 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3.45 SAW 6 5.35 SAW 7

STARMOVIES

NOTTING HILL

 Every man’s dream comes true for William Thacker, an unsuccessful Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott, the world’s most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters his shop. A little later, he still can’t believe it himself, William runs into her again - this time spilling orange juice over her. Anna accepts his offer to change in his nearby apartment, and thanks him with a kiss, which seems to surprise her even more than him. Eventually, Anna and William get to know each other better over the months, but being together with the world’s most wanted woman is not easy - neither around your closest friends, nor in front of the all-devouring press. Starring Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Richard McCabe, Zee Studi o, 10.30 p.m.

STAR PLUS

P.M. 1.00 Saraswati Chandra 2.00 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas-Veera 3.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara 4.00 Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon Ek Baar Phir 5.00 Nach Baliye 6.30 Mahabharat 7.30 Star Verdict 8.00 Har Yug Mein Aayega Ek Arjun 9.00 Nach Baliye 11.00 Star Verdict

Looper, HBO, 10.57 p.m.

AASHIQUI 2

 Aashiqui 2 movie is a musical love story of Rahul Jaykar a famous, successful and self-destructive singer played by Aditya Roy Kapoor and Arohi Shirke an aspiring female singer played by Shraddha Kapoor. The leads after a series of coincidental meetings, finally starts dating. Believing in her talent, Rahul gives her a helping hand and her career begins to eclipse his. Arohi is ambitious to become a star. Rahul’s career is his defense against a self-destructive part of himself that has led him into outrageous bursts of drunkenness, drugs, love affairs, fights and adventures that have made him a legend. His career is also what gives him his sense of who he is. Will they accept their success and live life together or do their egos separate them forever? Max, 9 p.m.

DAMADAAM

 Based in Malad West, Mumbai, Sameer lives a middle-classed lifestyle along with his live-in rather pushy girlfriend, Shikha, who constantly questions and nags him several times during the day. He is employed with a Bollywood film distribution firm owned by Rajan Mehra. When Shikha decides to visit her family in Indore, he is relieved and decides to live it up. Things look up for him when Rajan hires his gorgeous sister, Sanjana, to work with him. Both soon become close, and she accepts his proposal for marriage despite of being aware that he is in a relationship. Watch what impact this news has on Shikha. B4U, 9 p.m.

A.M. 7.52 The Hills Have Eye 9.27 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 11.11 Lost In Translation P.M. 1.03 Shanghai Noon 3.19 George of the Jungle 5.10 Brave 6.58 Kung Fu Hustle 9.00 Aladdin 10.50 Hellboy II: Golden Army A.M. 8.34 10.30 P.M. 12.09 2.06 4.44

HBO

13 Going on 30 The Animal

Step Up Revolution National Treasure Looper

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Chaos Jamie’s Food Escape Life Unexpected Jamie Food Escape X Factor ANTM

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Punar Vivah Film DID Bh Se Bhade Dance India Dance Fear Files… Kahani Ab Tak

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Shapath…. Rakshak Savadhaan India Shapath Savadhaan India Ringa Ringa Roses

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P.M. 3.00 5.30 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00

9.30 Fu Bai Fu

SAB TV

Baal Veer Ooltah Chashmah Sab Khelo Sab Jeeto Waah Waah Kya Baat Hai Sab Khelo Sab Jeeto Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir

ZEE MARATHI

P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee

P.M. 12.00 Janani/Manzil Apni Apni/ Ek Kiran Roshni Ki/Imtihaan 3.00 Who Hue Na Hamare 3.30 Yeh Dil Ke Rishtey 4.00 Meri Baat 5.00 The 44th International Film Festival of India Closing Ceremony live from Goa 7.30 News in Marathi 8.00 News in Hindi 8.15 Samachar 8.30 Family No 1: Realty Show 9.30 KARTHIK CALLING

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Nature’s Microworlds Animal Planet’s A to Z Night Escape to Chimp Eden AP Safari Wildest Africa Wildest Great Rift-Africa’s Wild Heart 9.00 Natural Born Hunters 10.00 Animal Planet A To Z

COLORS

Ringa Ringa Roses, Life Ok, 11 p.m.

Big Boss 24 Bigg Boss Saath 7 24 Comedy Nights with Kapil

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P.M. 12.00 Pehchaan: The Face of Truth 3.00 Aakhir Bahu Bhi Toh Beti Hee Hai 5.30 Swarg Narak 8.30 Devdas

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P.M. 12.14 The Spy Next Door 2.14 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 4.10 The Tower 6.45 What To Expect When You’re Expecting 9.00 The Amazing Spider Man 11.48 The Condemned

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Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat Honar Soon Me Hya Gharchi Julooni Yeti Reshimgathi Pakke Shejari Tu tithe Mee Honar Soon Me Hya Gharchi Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat Home Minister Tu Tithe Mee Radha Hi Bawri Honar Soon Me Hya Gharchi Julooni Yeti Reshimgathi Eka Lagnachi Tisari Goshat

11.00 Gaj Raaj P.M. 2.00 3.00 6.00 7.00 10.00 11.00

DISCOVERY

You Have Been Warned Survival Man vs Wild Weekly Marathon Body Bizarre A Haunting

SCIENCE

P.M. 2.00 How It’s Made 3.00 Strangest Weather On Earth

STAR GOLD

Son of Sardaar Jaan Billu Sher Dil Sabse Bada Khiladi

P.M. 1.00 Band Bajaa Baraat: Ranveer Singh 5.30 Faltu: Ritesh Deshmukh, Angad Bedi 9.00 Aashiqui 2: Aditya Rao

ZEE CINEMA

P.M. 2.50 Return Of Chandramukhi 5.45 God Tussi Great Ho: Salman Khan 9.00 Ramiya Vastaviya: Girish Kumar

CVO

P.M. 2.00 Qayamat: Shatrughan Sinha, Smita Patil 5.30 Majaal: Jeetendra, Jaya Prada

7.00 Happy Feet Two 9.00 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 11.38 Furry Vengeance

ZEE STUDIO

The Alamo Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

Ray Notting Hill The Frighteners Problem Child Assault on Precinct 13

PIX

A.M. 8.43 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 10.53 Safe

P.M. 12.53 2.29 4.18 6.18 9.00 11.10 A.M. 9.11 11.28 P.M. 2.11 5.32 9.00

The Tuxedo Rogue Assassin Rocky IV Mackenna’s Gold Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle Sniper 3

ZEE CINEMA

Joker Aar Paar: Judgement Day Laadla Raja Hindustani Shiva: The Super Hero 2

MAX

A.M. 10.30 Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikndar:

KARTHIK: Film. Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone

DDII (Metro Channel)

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.30 7.05 7.30 8.00

Samachar News SAARC News Mehnat Rang Layegi Prime Meridian News Samachar Rajyon Se Samachar Ehsaas Khel Samachar Janadesh 2013 Samachar

Notting Hill, Zee Studio, 10.30 p.m. 9.00 Hiraasat: S Sinha

FILMY

P.M. 12.00 Sandwich: Govinda, Raveena 3.00 Hum Kaun Hai: Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple K 6.00 Indra-The Tiger: Chiranjeevi, Sonali Bendre 9.00 Raaj Tilak: Raj Kumar, Kamal Hassan

Aamir Khan, Ayesha J P.M. 1.00 Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobara: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha 5.30 Kya Super Kool Hai Hum: Ritesh Deshmukh 9.00 Chirutha: Ram Charan

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Janadesh 2013 Ek Mulaqat Badi Charcha Mukhya Samachar Khel Samachar

Your Bleeped Up Brain Amazing Moments Hidden Cities Baggage Battles Counting Cars Masters of Game 101 Things That Changed The World 9.00 Magician Impossible 10.00 Baggage Battles 11.00 Extreme Sex

NGC

P.M. 2.00 Trapped In Kedarnath

B4U

Dharmatma: Feroz Khan Ghatak: Sunny Deol Tere Mere Phere: Vinay P Damadaam: Sonal Sehgal

ZEE TALKIES

P.M. 2.00 Halad Tujhi Kunku Majhe: Milind Gunaji 4.30 Tula Shikvin Changala Dhada: Sanjay Narvekar 7.00 Navra Maza Navsacha: Sachin, Supriya 9.30 MIFTA 2012

CARTOON NETWORK

P.M. 1.30 3.00 6.00 7.30 9.30

Tom & Jerry Wizard of Oz Henry Special Henry Raja Chakra The Invincible Krish Trish Baltiboy 4 Main Hoo Gon

FILMY

A.M. 9.00 Dil Ne Jisse Apna Kaha: Salman Khan, Priety Zinta P.M. 12.00 Jo Bole So Nihal: Sunny 3.00 Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam: Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai 6.00 Mawaali: Jeetendra, Sri Devi 9.00 Sherni: Sridevi, Kader Khan A.M. 8.00 Mast: Aftab Shivdasani P.M. 12.00 Saatwan Aasman: Vivek Mushran, Shekhar Kapur 3.00 Ghatak: Sunny Deol, Meenakshi S 6.00 Cute Meet Love: Harsh

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Lion Ranger Taboo Chef on the Road Mega Factories Explorer Top 125 Brain Games Ultimate Animal Countdown 10.00 The 80s The Decade that Made Us 11.00 Wild Sex

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P.M. 2.00 India vs WI 3rd ODI highlights 3.00 Masterclass 3.28 ICC World T20 Qualifier 2013 6.50 Filler 7.00 Masterclass 7.28 ICC World T20 Qualifer 2013 10.50 Filler 11.00 Ashes – 1st Test P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00

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11.00 Johnny Test

POGO

P.M. 2.00 Chhota Bheem And The Shinobi Secret 3.00 Chhota Bheem Aur Krishna In The Rise of Kirmada 5.00 Chhota Bheem: Mayanagri 6.30 Hamara Hero Shaktimaan 8.00 Chhota Bheem Aur Krishna Movie II 9.30 Chhota Bheem 10.00 Soori Poori 10.30 Takeshi’s Castle P.M. 2.00 5.00 5.30 6.00 8.00 9.00

DISNEY XD

Phineas and Ferb Ultimate Spider Man Ironman Armored Adventures Spiderman Ironman Armored Adventures VRToopers

7.00 Chakra The Invincible 9.30 Ghatothkach 11.30 Adventure Time

POGO

CVO

A.M. 10.00 Yehh Hai Muqaddar Ka Sikander: Chiranjeevi P.M. 1.30 Jungle: Fardeen Khan, Urmila 5.30 Suryavanshi: Salman Khan, Sheeba 9.00 Abhimaan: Amitabh, Jaya Bhaduri

B4U

Karthik Calling Karthik, DDI, 9.30 p.m.

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A.M. 8.00 10.45 P.M. 1.00 4.10 6.30 8.45 10.30

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P.M. 2.00 Baggage Battles

Nach Baliye, Star Plus, 9 p.m.

MOVIE CHANNELS-SATURDAY

P.M. 1.25 2.25 5.10 8.00 10.20

3.30 Mean Machines: The Transatlantic Challenge 4.00 Combat Countdown 5.00 Heavy Metal Task Force 6.00 The Gadget Show 6.30 Tech Toys 360 7.00 Race To Mars 8.00 How The Earth Works 9.00 Against The Elements 10.00 Showdown: Air Combat 11.00 The Gadget Show

LIFE OK

DOORDARSHAN

DDI (Main Channel)

ANIMAL PLANET

Sniper 3, Pix, 11.10 p.m.

Chaaya, Manasi Joshi Roy 9.00 Kurbaan: Saif Ali Khan

ZEE TAKIES

P.M. 2.00 Mokla Shwaas: Sharad Ponkshe 4.30 Ashi Hi Banwabanvi: Ashok Saraf 7.00 Yedyanchi Jatra: Bharat Jadhav 9.30 Baalak Palak: Bubodh Bhave, Sai Tamhankar

CARTOON NETWORK

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Ghatothkach Angry Birds Ben 10 Omniverse

Tom and Jerry Shiver Me Whiskers 1.30 R21 and the Quest for Swarnamani 3.00 Oggy & the Cockroaches 4.00 Gumball Ki Atrangi Duniya 4.30 Lego Yoda Chronicles 5.00 Oggy & the Cockroaches 5.30 Tom and Jerry Shiver Me Whiskers

A.M. 8.00 Chhota Bheem 9.00 Chatur And Chetan 10.30 Chhota Bheem And Krishna vs Zimbara P.M. 12.00 Chhota Bheem On World Tour Special 1.30 Chhota Bheem Aur Maakhanchor 4.00 Bheem Boss Special 5.30 Chhota Bheem 6.00 Chhota Bheem On World Tour Special 7.30 Chhota Bheem 8.00 Hamara Hero Shaktimaan 9.30 Mighty Raju: School Is Cool

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Space Goofs Rekkit Rabbit Kick Buttowski Phineas and Ferb Randy Cunningham Phineas and Ferb Splatalot

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Sweetness And Light

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MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013

Frozen

At: PVR and other cinemas Directed by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Cast: (Voices) Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana and others Rating: ½

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t’s been a while since an animation film impressed this much— not in terms of technique, because most are beautifully rendered, but in the storytelling. Chris Buck- Jennifer Lee’s Frozen is a

Bullett Raja

At: PVR and other cinemas Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidyut Jammwal and others Rating: ½

FILM REVIEW Deepa Gahlot

fairytale in the best sense of the term. It tells a sweet and heartwarming story and is perfect for the Christmas season. Frozen is inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen children’s classic, The Snow Queen, but suitably jazzed up with music to go with the romance and adventure. Instead of a boy and girl in the original, here the siblings are two girls— Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) and her older sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) living in a mythical Nordic kingdom of Arendelle. Elsa (replacing the wicked queen in the old story) has the power to create ice and snow by just swiping her hand, and she cannot control it. To prevent her from hurting anyone, Elsa is kept in isolation, even as her sister pines for her playmate. The parents are killed in a shipwreck and on the day of her coronation, Elsa inadvertently lets her powers show. She is not evil and when she sets off a calamity in the kingdom she ends up running away. Anna sets out to find her and bring her back. On the way Anna meets (naturally!) a brave and handsome mountain man Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), with his reindeer buddy, and a cheerful, scene-stealing snowman Olaf (Josh Gad), who gets some nice lines and a lovely song—In Summer. Prince Hans (Santino Fontana), who was wooing Anna turns out to be the sneaky one. Even though a fairytale has many predictable elements, Frozen tries to tweak the formula to appeal to today’s kids—girls in particular, who would like to identify with the bright and brave Anna. Frozen has eight lovely songs and spectacular visuals—it’s amazing how beautiful snow can be made to look with an artistic imagination— though this abandons them when they create the princesses in the typical wide-eyed, cutesy Disney mould. Still, this film is in the best tradition of Disney musicals and definitely worth a watch.

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ull disclosure: This critic walked out of the film in the intermission. It was noisy, pointless and particularly annoying because one has some hopes from Tigmanshu Dhulia. From the way it was going, there was very little likelihood of the film improving dramatically after the interval. So, here’s the review of the first half of Bullett (sic) Raja for whatever it’s worth. Like so many of Dhulia’s films, this one too is set in Uttar Pradesh, a state with crumbling feudalism, unfettered crime and a rotting system. It also means characters are louts who can’t pronounce ‘sh’ and ‘z’. Raja Miss-ra (Saif Ali Khan) enters running, gatecrashes a wedding and befriends Rudra (Jimmy Sheirgill). Then the inevitable item number, a hideous one with Mahie Gill and some white women writhing around. By the time Raja has flirted with the dancer and told her she is number 155, there is a shootout, and he

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HANNIBAL Rs. 499 Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta, Gary Oldman Director: Ridley Scott

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HE Thomas Harris novel, Hannibal has been graciously adapted for the screen in Scott’s psychological suspense thriller, a sequel to the 1991 Academy Award winning film ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ that returns Anthony Hopkins in the lead with the iconic title role of serial killer Hannibal Lector. Dr. Lector (Anthony Hopkins) is an escapee now settled in Florence, Italy, assuming the identity of Dr. Fell, a Dante scholar vying for a curator position at the local museum. After learning that his “beloved” FBI agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore) has been disgraced in a botched drug bust shootout, wherein she shot dead a female who had a baby clasped to her chest, Lector comes out of hiding and tries to draw her into his web once more. But Clarice is too smart to be cowed down by Lector’s advances. She is also wary of a cunning agent, Paul Krendler (Ray Liotta) who is out to humiliate her, and a mysterious billionaire, Mason Verger (Gary Oldman) who was Lector’s only living victim and today lives a life quite disfigured; is now out for revenge. Lector is also under the investigative eye of Italian

Detective Rinaldo Pazzi (Giancarlo Giannini) who has discovered his identity as well as the huge three million dollar reward. He decides to try his luck. Krendler, Verger and Pazzi are all out to get. Lector. Messing around with him only earns the receiver scorn and death. Clarice must use her tact to get to the bottom of the investigation and be prudent enough to know that from the three, who is using her as bait to flush out Lector and who is not. The story is a roller coaster ride of thrills and chills, with lot of suspense and a few nail biting scenes, all packed with a unforgettable ending scene. Fans of this film will enjoy Italy at its finest, from its beautiful bylanes, to its famous historical landmarks… all very breathtaking. — By Verus Ferreira

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is drawn into it because of the newfound friendship with Rudra. And after this, the bullets just don’t stop flying – the film is called Bullett Raja, after all, and needs ear plugs to endure. The goons who ordered the killing, ostensibly to grab Rudra’s uncle’s land to grow poppy, now attack Raja and Rudra. Be-

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tween one thing and another, they end up as henchman of a crooked politician (Raj Babbar), who gives them carte blanche to go about killing whoever they please, as long as they do his bidding too. There have been criminals as heroes in many films, but who could muster up interest in henchmen

types, who go about killing with glee, treating it all as a joke. They are not even outlaws trying to pay back a violent system in its own coin. There isn’t any background to all this, and one is expected to know enough about UP caste politics to understand why Rudra, a man from an aristocratic family, would work as a courier, or why men like Raja are easily lured into crime after vehemently declaring “Gundagardi nahin karenge.” Dhulia doesn’t offer any clues—just sets up the many shootouts with song and dance in between, and random sequences like a trip to Mumbai, just to groove in a disco. Raja’s love interest is the Bengali girl Mitali (Sonakshi Sinha), who wants to be an actress and lands up in the hotel room of a slimy businessman (Gulshan Grover), offering

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him a chaste kiss on the cheek, but runs off with strangers Raja and Rudra without a thought. When in Mumbai her Bollywood ambitions never surface, and back in UP, she is content making Bengali food for the men. And Raja is told, with a wink, to “do it with eyes open.” All of this not in the least entertaining. The second half has Vidyut Jammwal, from all accounts the best thing about this dud. Saif Ali Khan looks like he Agent Vinod in disguise— what’s with the waxed chest and floppy hair? At least Jimmy Sheirgill – a Dhulia regular—knows how to channel his inner UPwala. Worse films have done well, so that is hardly the point, but give Tigmanshu Dhulia a star and a budget, and is this is the best he can do? The man who made Paan Singh Tomar reduced to rowdy-ness?


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LEGAL

Ways to ‘value’, transfer shares in a housing society

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EXPERT SPEAK Gajanan Khergamker

is a media-legal consultant on Housing, Intellectual Property, Medico-legal, RTI and Consumer Law issues

NOMINEE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE HEIR OR RELATIVE BY LAW The process of nomination in cooperative housing societies is a very important one. A nomination comes into force after the death of the member of a society who has made the nomination. The purpose of a nomination is to make certain the person with whom the society has to deal with and not to create interest in the nominee to the exclusion of those who by law will be entitled to the estate. A nominee cannot be said to have become the owner of a property instead of the other legal heirs just because he has been nominated. The other heirs to a property should get their proper rights decided by a competent authority after which the society is bound by said decision. Even though a nomination form is attested

by one witness, it cannot be treated as a ‘Will’ since it has not been executed with the intention of creating succession after death. The person nominated can be a minor and does not have to be an heir or relative of such a member. As per model bye-law number 32, a member of a society may in writing fill the prescribed form to nominate a person to whom the whole or part of the shares and /or interest of the member in the capital/property of the society can be transferred on his death. Recording a nomination for the first time does not attract a charge but revoking an earlier nomination for a new nomination attracts a charge for Rs 50 each time. There are two types of nomination in housing societies. The first type of nomination involves a single nominee. In this case only one nominee is mentioned by the member. The single nominee form is given in appendix 14 (1) of the model bye-laws. The form can be typed on plain paper and given to the society. The forms are also available at the Housing Federation Office and is known as form number 15-B. The second type of nomination includes more than one nominee. Here a member can nominate any number of nominees and specify the percentage of shares due to each nominee. The form for more than one nominee is given in appendix 14 (2) of the model bye-laws and it can be typed on plain paper and given to the society. These forms are also available at the Federation office and are known as Form number 15-B. After the death of a member, the nominee or nominees should submit the application for membership within six months from the death of a member. If there is more than one nominee, the nominees should make a joint application to the society and indicate the name of the nominee who should be enrolled as a member. The other nominees can be enrolled as Joint or Associate members. Queries may be mailed to gajanan@draftcraft.in

How does one value the shares of a cooperative housing society? What is the procedure for valuing the shares of a member and what are the steps to be undertaken by a member to transfer shares and interest in capital? — Rai Chauhan

There’re several occasions when a cooperative housing society (CHS) is called to value the shares of its member. For instance, after the death of a CHS member, his/her nominee, heir or legal representative may want the society to pay him/her the value of the shares instead of transferring the shares of the deceased person in his/her name. In that case, the society has to value the shares and acquire them. In the same way, a member may resign from the CHS and call upon the society to pay the value of his/her shares in the capital of the society. Or then, after the expulsion of a member, the society may have to value the shares of the member and pay the money to the expelled member. Once the CHS has decided to value the shares of a member, there’s a procedure to be followed. The society not only has to publish a notice in two newspapers inviting bidders, it also has to put up the said notice on the notice board of the society. And, once the offers are received, the society accepts the highest bidder, if he���s qualified to become a member of that society under the Bye-Laws. The highest bidder is then called to pay the price offered by him, along with the entrance fee and an application for the society’s membership. As per legal provisions, within a month, the society should arrange to pay the money to the claimant or the member who has resigned. If the value of the shares is to be given to a past member who is expelled, the value has to be given to him within three months from the date of handing over the possession of the flat to the society or his eviction from the flat. That apart, if the claim is made by a nominee or a legal representative of the deceased member, the money has to be given to that person, if he’s the only claimant. In the case of more than one claimant, the money has to be disbursed in equal proportion or, in the case of nominees, in the proportion mentioned in the nomination form. And then, before disbursing the money to such a claimant, the society must obtain an indemnity bond from the receiver of the money agreeing to indemnify the society against all adverse claims in the future. Where transferring shares and interest in capital is concerned, here go the steps to be undertaken by a member. (a) A member, desiring to transfer his shares and interest in the capital / property of the society shall give 15 days’ notice of his intention to do so to the secretary of the society in the prescribed form, along with the consent of the proposed transferee in the prescribed form. (b) On receipt of such notice, the secretary of the society shall place the same

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That apart, if the claim is made by a nominee or a legal representative of the deceased member, the money has to be given to that person, if he’s the only claimant. before the meeting of the committee, held next after the receipt of the notice pointing out whether the member is prima-facie eligible to transfer his shares and interest in the capital / property of the society in view of the provisions of section 29(2) (a) of the Act. (c) In the event of ineligibility (in view of the provisions of section 29(2) (a) and (b) of the Act) of the member to transfer his shares and interest in the capital / property of the society, the committee shall direct the secretary of the society to inform the member accordingly within eight days of the decision of the committee. (d) ‘No Objection Certificate’ of the society is not required to transfer the shares and interest of the transferor to transferee. However, in case such a certificate is required by the transferor or transferee, he shall apply to the society and the committee may consider such application on merit, within one month. (e) The transferor / transferee shall submit the following documents and make the compliance as under: (i) Application for transfer of his shares and interest in the capital / property of the society, in the prescribed form along with the share certificate; (ii) Application for membership of the proposed transferee in the prescribed form; (iii) Resignation in the prescribed form;

(iv) Stamp duty paid agreement; (v) Valid reasons for the proposed transfer; (vi) Undertaking to discharge all the liabilities to the society by transferor; (vii) Payment of the transfer fee Rs 500; (viii) Remittance of entrance fee of Rs 100 payable by the proposed transferee; (ix) Payment of amount of premium at the rate to be fixed by the general body meeting but within the limits as prescribed under the circular, issued by the Department of Cooperation / Government of Maharashtra from time to time. No additional amount towards donation or contribution to any other funds or under any other pretext shall be recovered from transferor or transferee. (x) Submission of ‘No objection certificate’, required under any law for the time being in force or order or sanction issued by the Government, any financing agency or any other authority. (xi) The undertaking / declaration in compliance with the provisions of any law for the time being in force, in such form as is prescribed under these byelaws. Note: The condition at Serial number (ix) above shall not apply to transfer of shares and interest in the capital / property of the society to the member of his family or to his nominee or his heir / legal representative after his death and in case of mutual exchange of flats amongst the members.

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SAMURAI SUDOKU 286 MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013

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A normal set of dominoes — that is, one instance of every (unordered) pair of numbers from 0 to 6 — has been arranged irregularly into a rectangle; then the number in each square has been writen down and the dominoes themselves removed. Your task is to reconstruct the pattern by arranging the set of dominoes to match the provided array of numbers. Please note that each domino is a unique one and occurs only once in each puzzle.

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In each puzzle every letter of the alphabet has been replaced by a number; the same number represents the same letter throughout the puzzle. To start you off, we give you three letters and the numbers which have replaced them. When you’ve filled in these letters throughout the puzzle you’ll have enough clues to start guessing words and discovering other letters. To help you keep track, as you find a letter, slot it into the grid provided and cross it off the list. To help you keep track, as you find a letter, slot it into the grid provided and cross it off the list.

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HITORI 286

The objective of Hitori is to mark out the incorrect cells. The rules are: a) A Number may never appear more than once in each row or column. b) Marked or incorrect cells are never adjacent in a row or a column. c) Unmarked cells create a single continuous area, undivided by marked cells.

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SOLUTION TO CODE WORDS 168

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WORD PUZZLE 286

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ACROSS: 1 Whole 7 Shiny coating 13 Cent. Telegraph Off. 16 Three German governments 17 Office workers 18 Railroads: abbr. 19 In a proper and fitting manner? 21 Florida tribe 22 Thin candle 23 ___ de Pascua 24 Nero's 3,051 26 Elected: Fr. 27 Advocate, in short 29 Spanish queen 31 Syrup tree 32 Tin-lead alloy 35 One who encourages 37 Self-satisfied 39 Devices used to broadcast TV or radio content 44 Corridors 46 ____ Darya: river 47 Lt. Tasha aboard USS Enterprise 48 Computer network word 49 Group of eight singers 50 Sch. org. 52 Metric feet 54 Cry of insight 55 Cause friction 58 Farming: abbr. 60 Sadistic 61 Head covering worn by a cowboy (36,3) 65 In short, "I" of IIT 66 Red or Vidalia 67 Off course 69 1989 French Open winner 72 Fleshy mushroom 74 'The Simpsons' character 75 Coll. degrees 78 Mrs. Simpson 79 Waterless 81 Pizza base 83 Used a backhoe 84 Aussie triple centurion recently (7,6) 88 Road Transp. Off. 89 Melodic 90 Goes on a fishing-line 91 Place

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

92 Oppo: castrated 93 They sum up the poisonous creatures !

DOWN: 1 Bugged 2 Katmandu is its capital 3 Old time king of Mysore who faught the British (5,6) 4 Plot 5 Kind of music 6 Sugar amt. 7 Greek letters 8 Dickens' title starter 9 Lock-jaw 10 Chemical suffix 11 ___ pros : law 12 Lop-sided; uneven 13 Muscle spasm 14 Fluttering sound 15 Davis in Evening Shade 20 Mexican artist Diego 25 Convenience store 28 Insecticide, for short 30 "A" of M*A*S*H 33 Leer at 34 Highway feature 36 Angelina Jolie supermodel role 37 Porcine youngster

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Fit the letters each column into the boxes directly above them in order to form words. The order in which the letters are to be placed is to be decided by you. Each letter is to be used once. When completed you will find a quotation about the theme given.

Today’s Theme: MATRIMONIAL MONOTONY

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION: "First year is the paper anniversary. After one year you are beaten to a pulp."

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TetraVex is a challenging brain teaser. The object of the game is to fill the grid with the tiles so that the patterns on the adjacent edges of each tile match, much like aligning domino tiles. The object of the game is to place all the tiles in the grid so that the figures on the adjacent edges of each tile match. You can place any tile anywhere in the grid, but you cannot place a tile in the grid if its edges do not match all of its neighbors. Find a digit that occurs only once on a given puzzle. You know that this digit must lie along the outer edge of the grid, since there are no other tiles that can match it. You can simplify solving by cutting out the nine squares and juggling them in the grid.


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TODAY’S FORECAST

JAGJIT UPPAL

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MOON TITHI NAKSHATRA RASHI LUCKY COLOUR LUCKY NUMBER

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Libra 12th Kartik Krishnapaksha Chitra Tula (Libra) R.T. Red 1

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: You have been keen to bring about major changes in your job or career and will now be able to achieve your objectives. Independent entrepreneurs will tie up with new clients to expand their enterprise. Any new development that takes place during the course of this year has the potential of growing into a thriving business. Students will require working harder to maintain their lead in academic sphere. Personal affairs will run along smoothly.

BABIES BORN TODAY: Good looking, plump attractive eyes and soft curly hair. Intuitive, expressive and artistic. Will be stubborn, assertive, and have a quiet ambitious streak. Will be fortunate, comfortable, happy and successful.

B.C. JOHNNY HART

BEAU PEEP THE ADVENTURES OF LEGIONNAIRE BEAU PEEP

FRED BASSET ALEX GRAHAM

PHANTOM LEE FALK

MODESTY BLAISE PETER O’DONNELL

ARIES (March 21 - April 20): You get good news about a new project or a journey. Monetary position is comfortable. You will be attending to details of an important assignment. You will be visiting a certain person with whom you can discuss your most intimate thoughts and inner uncertainties. Domestic scene is congenial. There could an occasion to celebrate or a large gathering at home. This will be a good opportunity for you to discuss your own future plans with loved ones.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): You have a lot to do today and there will be people who will try to take advantage of your good nature. Be polite but firm and don’t let others waste your time. Do not go out of your way as it may setback schedules considerably. The experience will help you to re evaluate a few things today. You share perfect rapport and understanding with your mate and enjoy delightful companionship.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You will be tempted to take on new responsibilities or to make fresh investments. Study the trends carefully and avoid taking any hasty steps. There are too many changes happening around you, wait for things to settle down. You could be spending some time with the family this evening. You will feel more optimistic about future developments about to take place in your life. Love takes an exciting turn.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You can look forward to unexpected gains. The successful completion of a contract will lead to an improvement in your finances and a better position in your work. Try to be more flexible while negotiating terms and conditions for a new contract. A journey undertaken now will prove fruitful.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Do not be apprehensive about some expected changes. Try not to arrive at any conclusions right now. You may be pleasantly surprised by the turn of events and your own response to them in time to come. If you are on edge relax with your favorite pastime. In personal relationship do not be in rush to jump to any conclusions.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Your own inhibitions and lack of confidence in your abilities stand in the way of your progress. Take corrective measures. Do not be afraid to ask for help if you need it. This way others may come closer to you and share your problems. You will buy something expensive for the home and yourself. Feeling emotional you need extra caring and company of those who love you. Open your heart and talk about what is on your mind or what ails you.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Interesting work offer turns up from overseas. You will achieve wonders at work through further financial investments to expand your setup. Do not waste your time and energy in chasing small benefits. Aim for something spectacular howsoever difficult it may appear. Misunderstandings can crop up in relationships but you can count on support of your mate and loyalty of friends who know your problems.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): There will be problems more due to difficult view of colleagues. Be patient with those that are reacting more to your not being around than anything else. Be serious about building relationships both at work and at home. Perhaps you have been taking others for granted without realizing it. Relationships suffer if you let minor irritants upset you. A little effort from you would go a long way in bringing about peace.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Business meetings will be fruitful. You have worked hard and done well for yourself. People will go out of their way to be nice to you. An unguarded remark by you could undo the harmony gained in a work relationship. Try to relax a little and take things easy. The married have an understanding supportive mate to share their thoughts with.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Plan your immediate needs and work towards achieving it. Hard work and perseverance will certainly get rewarded. If you find yourself constricted in any manner, do not hesitate to seek help and advice of others. Take the initiative to patch up your difference with a colleague or an associate. A person you admire secretly seems to be getting drawn towards you. You have an exciting relationship in the making.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): It is crucial for you to conclude your task on schedule in order to make good profit. A partnership venture that has been suffering because of personal affairs is likely to improve. The way things move from here on is entirely up to you. Do not ignore minor ailments to avoid problems later. Your mate will make you feel like the most important person and very special. Secretly you will be quite pleased with all the attention you are getting.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): A good financial position is indicated. A purchase of some property or house will be an asset that you have been planning for long. If you have taken any loan earlier now is the time you can pay back and clear all the dues. Happiness and excitement is all around. In your daily routine you could meet someone interesting and strike a friendship. This could lead to an exciting romance.


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ACROSS: 1 Region of Gujarat famous for its desert and business community (5) 6 Affected by rust (5) 9 Make rough (7) 10 To do with birds (5) 11 It's produced in a boiler (5) 12 Right-hand page (5) 13 Amuses (7) 15 A solemn promise (3) 17 Distresses, troubles (4) 18 German city (6) 19 Of or pertaining to a South India state? (5) 20 __ __ __ or two : shortly? (2,1,3) 22 Organs of sight (4) 24 Make demands upon for payment of debts, etc. (3) 25 Small dried grape (7) 26 Moorehead of "Bewitched" (5) 27 Like water at hundred degrees Centigrade? (5) 28 Leaf of paper etc. - "I fool" anagram? (5) 29 Hand over (7) 30 Rims or borders (5) 31 Belgian violinist (5)

DOWN: 2 Uncover (6) 3 Turns the handle (6) 4 Honourable, in short (3) 5 Leers (5) 6 Relaxing (7) 7 Biblical word (4) 8 Aztec god of rain (6) 12 Electrical setup (5) 13 Shy, faint-hearted (5) 14 Batsmen may be `___ bowled'? (5) 15 Ms Balan of Kahani fame (5) 16 Card game for four players (5)

SUDOKU 2016 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.

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

Difficulty Level 

CRYPTOQUIP

Today’s clue: T equals N

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

18 Take away from or make less (5) (6) 19 Twists together in a muddle (7) 25 "Alice" anagram for a girl's name? 21 Deadened or anaesthetized? (6) (5) 22 Boners or bloomers (6) 26 "A" in ADC? (4) 23 Thing with a distinct existence 28 Whimsical; strange (3) SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 3 Scuba, 8 Dryad, 10 Avoid, 11 Iii, 12 Tabla, 13 Typhoon, 15 Licks, 18 Ibo, 19 Hallow, 21 Instead, 22 Rend, 23 Curt, 24 Injured, 26 Sprang, 29 Men, 31 Slash, 32 Samsung, 34 Yukon, 35 Ena, 36 Begem, 37 Trick, 38 Terns. DOWN: 1 Oriya, 2 Jai hind, 4 Caan, 5 Ballad, 6 Avail, 7 Bilko, 9 Yip, 12 Tooting, 14 Obs, 16 Cloud, 17 Swots, 19 Hanuman, 20 Dross, 21 Indra, 23 Censers, 24 Inhume, 25 REM, 27 Plier, 28 As yet, 30 Knack, 32 Sown, 33 Uni.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1835 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.'

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 06 average; 07 good; 09 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: agar, agate, game, gate, gear, germ, gram, grate, great, rage, regatta, saga, sage, stag, stage, stager, STRATAGEM, target.

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IN BRIEF PCB optimistic about Pak players participation in 2014 IPL

KARACHI: The Cricket Board (PCB) is optimistic that Pakistani players might get a chance to play in the Indian Premier League next year or else they will be without any international commitments for a period of six months. A senior official of the PCB told PTI that the national team had no international commitments lined up after the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh in March up to October 2014. "We have no series scheduled right now for this period so we are hoping that the Indian Board (BCCI) will next year invite our players for the IPL in April and May," he said.He said the reason for the optimism stemmed from the decision to invite the Pakistani domestic T20 champions for the Champions League Twenty20 this year as well as last year. "Hopefully things will change for the better next year and our players will be invited for the IPL although so far we have had no discussions on this issue with the BCCI," he admitted.

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India finish fifth in Asia U-16 basketball Championship

COLOMBO: The Indian under-16 basketball contingent finished fifth place in the third FIBA Asia Championship for Women by defeating Kazakhstan 84-71. Vimmy Varkey made all her four free throws count in the last 30 seconds of the game to keep it out of reach for Kazakhstan. After securing a victory over Malaysia earlier in the tournament, India had to win against Kazakhstan to retain level I position for the fourth FIBA Asia U16 Championship scheduled for 2015. India has finished fifth for the second time in the event. After leading by six points in the first quarter, Kazakhstan put up a fight as they went to tie the score at half time at 36. The third quarter belonged to India as they scored 26 points to Kazakhstan's 15. Four Indian players scored double digits in today's game, with Riya Verma being the highest netting 24 points.

Manika gets direct entry in World Junior TT

NEW DELHI: A four-member girls' team, comprising Manika Batra, Suthirtha Mukhejee, Reeth Rishya Tennison Ayhika Mukeerjee and Sudhanshu Grover, the lone qualifier in the boys' section, will be leaving for the World Junior Table Tennis Championships, to be held at Rabat, Morocco from December 1 to 8. The girls' team, which qualified on the basis of its good performances in recent international events, is seeded 10 while Manika Batra, the highest ranked Indian player at 36, has been given a direct entry into the main draw

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Mumbai in command as Tare cracks blazing ton versus Vidarbha

Indian riders gear up for tough Yamaha ASEAN Cup battle

JAKARTA: They do not boast of having any major international exposure but Indian riders are determined to make their mark at the 10th Yamaha ASEAN Cup Race, starting with the qualifying round here today. Led by Shyam Shankar of Chennai, the five-member Indian team is hoping to pose a stiff challenge to seasoned campaigners from host Indonesia and Thailand besides Philippines and Malaysia. Except for Shankar, who has participated in international competitions, for the others Indians -- Vivek Pillai, Ananth Raj, Akash Dingare and Lal Rindika -- the region's premier one-make championship is their maiden international event. A total of 41 riders, in two categories, will battle it out for the title of the best in the ASEAN region at the Sentul International Circuit, around 50km south from here.

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Aditya Tare celebrates after scoring a century against Vidarbha at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

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UMBAI: Wicket-keeper Aditya Tare slammed a blazing, unbeaten hundred to put champions Mumbai in total command against minnows Vidarbha in their Group ‘A’ Ranji Trophy encounter at the

Wankhede Stadium. The hosts, after being restricted for a modest first innings total of 261, hit back strongly to bundle out their Maharashtra state rivals for a paltry 113 in just 41.3 overs and then rattled up 179 for one in

the second essay to hold a commanding lead of 327 overall with two days left in the game. Tare, who opened instead of first innings centurion Wasim Jaffer, was unbeaten with a powerpacked 110 in which he carted

South Africa-bound pacer Umesh Yadav for two successive sixes, the second of which helped him reach his hundred. In all, Tare hit 13 fours and three sixes while facing 114 balls. Another South Africabound batsman Ajinkya Rahane made up for his first innings failure by remaining unconquered on 62. The two batsmen added 133 runs in just 26 overs to demoralise the Vidarbha attack which sorely missed their best bowler Sandeep Singh who limped off the field after suffering a foot injury when trying to stop a ball. In the morning, Vidarbha wrapped up the Mumbai first innings quickly after the hosts resumed at overnight 254 for 8. Jaffer was last out for 139, after adding six runs. Vidarbha replied in a sorry fashion and were tottering at 72 for 8 against the hosts' three-pronged pace attack of Zaheer Khan, Shardul Thakur and Akbar Khan, who shared seven wickets before recovering to get past the 100 mark. Barring opener Faiz Fazal (22) and Rashmi Ranjan Parida (34 not out), the rest were packed off in a jiffy with Zaheer, included for the two-Test series in South Africa, bagging the wickets of Shalabh Srivastava and Hemang Badani in the same over to finish with two for 30. Akbar Khan got two for 28 in his debut while Thakur secured three for 40. The other three wickets fell to Abhishek Nayar, Akshay Dabholkar and part-timer Kaustubh Pawar. Brief scores: Mumbai 261 (Wasim Jaffer 139; Sandeep Singh 4 for 35, Ravi Jangid 3 for 48) and 179 for 1 (A Tare 110 not out, A Rahane 62 not out)lead Vidarbha 113 (R R Parida 34 not out; S Thakur 3/40, Zaheer 2/30, Akbar Khan 2/28) by 327 runs.

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Zaheer Khan or Harbhajan (Singh). But Over a period of time I realised that the data stored was accessible within seconds. If I wanted to see how I batted in Australia in 1999, in year 2007, it was available in five seconds. If I wanted to see all the straight drives, if I wanted to see all the balls I had left outside the offstump, it was available. Then I accepted it," he added. Tendulkar said adapting to the new technology helped him prepare better. "Things have become different. It has helped us plan better against the opposition, whatever their weaknesses or strengths are, it has helped us. It is just about exposure and with time you learn to accept all these things. It has become a way of life for us," he said.

UMBAI: Recently-retired Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar today said he was not too comfortable with the idea of having a computer in the dressing room but came to accept the device after realising how important an aid it was to plan and strategise better. "I had already played for India for 12-13 years. This was in 200203, when computer was brought to our dressing room. We were told that computer is going to store all the data and you will have access to whatever you want to see. I asked what is the computer doing in the dressing room?" he recollected at the Aviva Life Insurance's 'what's your big plan' event. "Computer is not going to bat for me, it is not going to bowl for

The batting icon interacted with children and encouraged them to follow their dreams and work towards realising them. "It is really important to have a big plan in life. I wouldn't say that when I was 10 or 11, I knew exactly what was going to happen for the next 20-25 years. But I did have a plan," he said. He added that the level of satisfaction he got from playing cricket cannot be compared with anything else. "Just be true to yourself. Don't try and fool around. It is important that you take life seriously. Yes, you need to enjoy. I played cricket for so many years, I had lot of fun. I enjoyed doing what I wanted to do in life. It gave me the kind of satisfaction which cannot be compared with anything else," he said.

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EW DELHI: Pained by the steady decline of Indian hockey over the years, the legendary Balbir Singh Sr has drawn up a roadmap, which includes an innovative three-tier league, to help the country regain lost glory. The iconic centre forward, who won gold medals at the 1948 (London), 1952 (Helsinki) and 1956 (Melbourne) Olympics, said it was imperative for India to quickly put a revival plan in place to raise the standard of hockey which is "very bad and

disappointing" at the moment. Balbir reckons that factional tension, lack of trained coaches at the grassroot level and absence of systematic national league were three primary concerns for Indian hockey at the moment. "I have prepared a scheme of a national hockey league. We should hold it once a year and finish it within a month," Balbir Sr said during an interaction with PTI journalists today. Elaborating on his well-structured plan, he said it was a three-

tier league like most of the top soccer leagues across various countries. "Instead of conducting national championship, we can have a national league with atleast 30 teams dividing them into three divisions as per their merit. It will be like rankings 110 in the top division followed by 11-20 and then 21-30. There should be promotion and relegation. It's not like Punjab playing Mizoram but well-matched teams pitted against each other." Balbir Sr also recommended that good cash incentive should

be given according to the performance of the teams. "Cash awards should be there at every stage because players want money and their parents also need financial assistance. Cash awards should be given according to their standings, their rankings in the national ranking system", he said. "The coaches should be paid according to the performance of their respective teams. The states should be given benefits according to their rankings in the national league," Balbir Sr said.


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After a successful year with the Indian team, Shikhar Dhawan is all set to conquer South Africa

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efited from the IPL because we got a chance to play against international UMBAI: Most of the Indian bowlers. The nervousness when faccricketers today are credit- ing international bowlers is no ing their international ac- longer there because we already claim to their success in the Indian faced them in the IPL. When you Premier League. The in-form open- perform against them [in the IPL] ing batsman Shikhar Dhawan too, you get the confidence that if you feels that playing in the IPL and can do well in the IPL against them against many of the international you can do well when playing for bowlers, has helped the Indian bats- India as well. We are all very confimen to get the measure of them dent going into the South Africa sewhen their play against each other ries that we will do well. We did well in England, even in the West Indies during international matches. Dhawan on Friday at a press brief- we did well and our aim will be do ing said that the nervousness among well in South Africa and win the sethe players to face the quickies is no ries,” said Dhawan on the sidelines more as they have played them in after he was appointed the brand the shortest version of the game and ambassador for Big Bazaar. India will be touring to South gained in a lot of confidence. “I feel that all players in our side have ben- Africa to play a shortened Test series

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and would be minus the retired Sachin Tendulkar. He said he will miss the maestro’s presence in the side but added that the team at presence has the right balance to counter the South African strategies against them. “Sachin paaji was a great player and we will miss him in the side. His experience and presence in the dressing room was big for us. But now we got all the players and the good thing is that all the batsmen have done well and the bowlers too and we got a great fielding side, that is a big bonus for us. I feel that our team is very confident, and as a team we are gelling very nicely and looking forward to the SA tour.” Shikhar Dhawan who is currently the third highest scorer in ODI cricket this year [1150 runs, average

54.76], said that is current opener Rohit Sharma [2nd highest run-getter in ODI – 1159 runs] has been playing really well and both of them are enjoying each other’s success. “Rohit has been doing really great for India this season. He got a double century in ODIs which is a big thing. He scored four centuries this season, including two centuries in test cricket. I am really happy for him. We all are very good friends and we enjoy each others success, that is the beauty of Team India.I feel happy that he is doing well, I am doing well. Virat has been doing consistently well for the last few seasons so I am really happy that the top order is firing and giving a good base for our batting,” said the 27-year-old.

Forest Vision for Governance Cup By Timur

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he Indo-German Christmas Trophy will be run in two divisions. For the Stage Trophy, my choice is Isadoro, Forest Vision has a good chance in the Governance Cup. There are ten years on Sunday and the first starts at 12.30 p.m.

ACCEPTORS AND SELECTIONS

1. The Powerhouse Eastern Germany Trophy (Class II) 1800 M 12.30 P.M. Hidden Goodness 59 Halle 54 Honest Pleasure 49 Antonius Maximus 55 Archie 50.5 Win: Hidden Goodness, Archie

2. The Lufthansa-Senator Cup (Class IV) 1000 M 1.00 P.M. Rein In Spain 61.5 Mountain Prince 56 Plan B 52 San Rafael 60.5 Walking Tall 55 Follow Me 50.5

Mountain Wind 60 Arabian Lord 54.5 Mountain Treasure 50.5 Samay Balwan 59.5 Al Zamarud 53 Warrior Prince 56.5 Mountain Warrior 52 Win: Warrior Prince, Al Zamarud 3. The Leg Thuringia Trophy – Div II

Vanguard 56 Malkia 54.5 Just By Chance 56 Ace Of Heart 54.5 Penny Lane 54.5 5. The Hdfc-Ergo Trophy 1200 M 2.30 P.M. Admiral Gray 55 Flashing Chieftain

MUMBAI RACES SUNDAY

(Class V) 1200 M 1.30 P.M. Miss Behave 60.5 Argyle Pink 56.5 Winds Of Change 54 Tropical Zone 59.5 Augustyna 56.5 Armel 52.5 Sea Pearl 59 Prince 56.5 Wind And Rain 52 Macho Uno 57.5 Traffic Jam 56 Ocean Of Faith 50 Striking Shadow 57 Golden Spurs 55.5 Win: Sea Pearl, Prince 4. The Basf Good Corporate Governance Cup 1400 M 2.00 P.M. Ace Fantasy 56 The Big Bull 56 Forest Vision 54.5 Cyclops 56

55 Bella Traviata 53.5 Dazzle N Daze 55 Grand Gibraltar 55 Blavatsky 53.5 Discourse 55 Your Royal Majesty 55 Win: Admiral Gray, Grand Gibrator

6. The Indo-German Christmas Trophy – Div II (Class IV) 1400 M 3.00 P.M. Glorious Reward 59 Mountain Queen 53.5 Small Treasure 53 Sydney 57 Star Builder 53.5 Star Zone 52.5 Heatwave 54 Eye Of The Storm 53 Other Song 52 Wish Upon A Star 54 Nawazish 53 Nirbhaya 51

Win: Star Zone, Eye of the Storm

7. The Bayer Trophy (Class III) 1400 M 3.30 P.M. Indian Touch 59 Isadoro 57 Moon Shadow 54 One Wish 58.5 Oriental Rocky 57 Yodha Shakti 53.5 Ice Skater 58 Amara 56.5 Snow Angel 52.5 New World 57.5 War Horse 55.5 Nush 51.5 Home Advantage 57 Quest For Love 54.5 Providence 51.5 Ice Zone 57 Il Moran 54 Stormy Princess 50 Win: Isadoro, Indian Touch 8. The Maharaja Jiwajirao Scindia Trophy 4.00 P.M. Toroloco 60.5 Storm Tracker 56 Winston 50 Commander 57.5 Neona 55 Winds Of Fortune 48.5 Hachiko 57.5 Blue Ace 51.5 Yuville 48.5 Onassis 56.5 Star Of Gibraltar 51.5 Rajasthan Royals 56 Clinton 50 Win: Blue Ace, Onassis

9. The Indo-German Christmas Trophy - Division I (Class IV) 1400 M 4.30 P.M. Gates Of Heaven 60.5 Novak 59 Doc Holliday 53 Haunting Moments 59.5 Starry Ocean 57 Minister 53 Star Of Babylon 59.5 Chicharito 55.5 Wind Chime 53 Ancient Warrior 59 Zanthos 55.5 La Traviata 59 Burn 54 Win: Zantross, Ancient Warrior 10. The Leg Thuringia Trophy – Div I (Class V) 1200 M 5.00 P.M. Dark William 60.5 Minstrel Son 59.5 Ice Ice Baby 58.5 First Glance 60.5 Natalian Express 59.5 Pretty In Patpong 57.5 Yardstick 60.5 Princess Love 59.5 Snow King 57.5 Kaldeno 59.5 Ricochet 59 Ice Rink 57 Magic Vision 59.5 Taj E Shahi 59 Always Smile 56.5 Win: Ice Ice Baby, Always Smile

Chance: Nation’s Glory, Diamonite, R. Admiral By Shalivahana

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ANGALORE: There are nine races here today and the first starts at 1.15 p.m.

CARD AND SELECTIONS

1. The Davanagere Plate – Div II 1400 M 1.15 P.M. 1. London Eye 60 Akshayasundaram 2. Formula One 59.5 Shobhan Babu 3. Vistabella 58.5 Anjar Alam 4. Ethophian 58 C. Harish 5. Honourable Empress 58 K. Raja Rao 6. King Of Heroes 58 P. S. Chouhan 7. Distinctive 57.5 Mohd.Feroz 8. Magnetic Power 56.5 San.Kumarpaswan 9. Somerset Rose 56 Arshad Alam 10. Blizzard Of Oz 55 Imran Chisty Win: King of Heroes, Formula One 2. The Kentucky Plate 1100 M 1.45 P.M. 1. Baracchus 55 S. John 2. Mandarin 55 M.A.Roushan 3. Mystic Music 55 Ashok Kumar A. 4. Nesto 55 Y. S. Srinath

5. Alpine Fairy 53.5 M. Noornabi 6. Atmos 53.5 P. S. Chouhan 7. Red Red Rose 53.5 T. S. Jodha 8. Smart Connections 53.5 Fr'co F Dasilva Win: Nesto, Baracchus 3. The Honnavar Plate 1400 M 2.15 P.M. 1. Little Maestro 61 Harish B.

1. Oceanic Wind 60 G.Y.Rajesh Babu 2. Silhouette 59 |Imran Chisty 3. Tradition 58.5 Sreekanth B. 4. Optimus Zone 58 Arshad Alam 5. Princess Lara 58 Harish B. 6. Zizzi 58 P. S. Chouhan 7. Rock N Rolla 57.5 M. Krishna 8. Super Silver 57.5 Kiran Rai P 9. Hillton 56 C. Harish 10. Noble Princess 55 T. S. Jodha

BANGALORE RACES TODAY

2. Mister Grey 61 M. Ravi 3. Recordmaker 61 Shobhan Babu 4. Rakshitha 59.5 S. John 5. Magnetize 59 Mudassar Nazar 6. Red Bud 59 Vinod Shinde 7. Thunder 58.5 Adarsh G. 8. Nation's Glory 58 Imran Chisty 9. Pendolino 58 G.Y.Rajesh Babu 10. Ordered Steps 57.5 K. Raja Rao 11. Dominator 56.5 B. Nayak 12. Emphatic Victory 56.5 Indrajeet Singh Win: Nation’s Glory, Thunder 4. The Swarnamukhi Plate Division II 1200 M 2.45 P.M.

11. Best Cruise 54.5 Ramesh Kumarn Win: Noble Princess, Oceanic Wind

5. The Sharavanabelagola Cup 1600 M 3.15 P.M. 1. See Bright 62.5 Suraj Narredu 2. Chiron 60 Y. S. Srinath 3. Summer Sun 59 M. Krishna 4. Miss Ching 57.5 Arshad Alam 5. Magnomical 57 Sreekanth B. 6. Roshan Star 56.5 Vivek 7. Zermatt 55 P. S. Chouhan 8. Carducci 54.5 R. Anand 9. Greyconnection 54.5 S. John 10. Sunny Express 54.5 T. S. Jodha

11. See You Later 54 Irvan Singh 12. Cocktail Circuit 53.5 P. Trevor Win: See Bright, Sunny Express

6. The Equus Stud Plate 1400 M 3.45 P.M. 1. Inquisition 62 Ryan Marshall 2. Rich Celebration 62 Arshad Alam 3. Diamonite 58.5 Suraj Narredu 4. Frenemee 57 Kiran Rai P 5. Supreme Regime 56.5 Sreekanth B. 6. Madame Bovary 55 P. S. Chouhan 7. Cool Approach 54.5 S. Mallikarjun 8. Athletic Star 51 Tauseef Ahmed Win: Diamonte, Rich Celebration

7. The Abaran Bangalore 1000 Guineas (Grade II) 1600 M 4.15 p.m. 1. Alcazaba 57 Imran Chisty 2. Beauty Is Truth 57 Sreekanth B. 3. Duma 57 J.Fortune 4. Isn't She Special 57 S. John 5. Keturah 57 Y. S. Srinath 6. Mariinsky 57 P. Trevor 7. Whispering Gallery 57 P. S. Chouhan Win: Alcazaba, Duma

8. The Davanagere Plate – Div I 1400 M 4.45 p.m. 1. Golden Wisdom 61.5 H. G. Rathod 2. Glycys Bay 60.5 R. Vaibhav 3. Hatchet Harry 60 K. Raja Rao 4. Viva Diva 60 B. L. Paswan 5. Supreme 59 Ryan Marshall 6. Prince Of Darkness 58.5 Imran Chisty 7. Brownie 58 San.Kumarpaswan 8. Our Love 58 Kiran Rai P 9. Sweet Angel 57.5 Arshad Alam 10. Royal Admiral 56 Suraj Narredu 11. Rebuttal's Hope 55.5 M. Noornabi Win: Royal Admiral, Our Love

9. The Swarnamukhi Plate – Div I 1200 M 5.15 p.m. 1. The Guardian 60.5 M. Noornabi 2. The Situation 58 Kiran Rai P 3. Natural View 57.5 Sreekanth B. 4. Starscream 56 Irvan Singh 5. A Move To Remember 55.5 P. Mani 6. Raaga 55.5 Arshad Alam 7. Transformer 55 Tauseef Ahmed 8. Free Will 54 Harish B. 9. Private Party 54 K. Raja Rao 10. Dance With Me 53 Adarsh G. Win: The Situation, Natural View


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UMBAI: The top seeds set the trend for the day with tough victories in the category en route to the semi –finals. India’s number three Ravi Dixit exhibited extraordinary skills to beat tireless fifth seed, Madhav Dhingra in the 3rd Edition of NSCI Open Squash Championship held here on Friday. Despite his defeat Dhingra elated over his steady rise at the NSCI Open Squash Championship, promising squash player Madhav has set his sights by giving strong performances and enthralled local squash enthusiasts by his repertoire of shots. However, Dixit (3-11, 11-3, 11-6, 19-17), remained unperturbed by the brilliant skills - and kept his basic game tight, choosing his shots aptly to win the fourth game of the match.

Rashid Khan my solid iron-play and putting. I found the water on the fourth but still managed a par on that hole. I think I should’ve taken a little more

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UMBAI: Delhi’s Rashid Khan returned a fourunder-66 to move into a three-stroke lead in round three of the CG Open 2013 being played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club in Mumbai. Rashid’s three-day total now reads 16-under-194. Chikkarangappa S of Bangalore, who fired a two-under-68 on Friday, has the next best total score of 13under-197. Rashid Khan (64-64-66), the overnight leader by one shot, maintained his lead through the day thanks to some good iron-play and putting. Khan made four birdies against two bogeys on the frontnine. He sank a 20-footer for birdie on the fifth and picked up strokes on the par-3s – sixth and eighth. The 22-year-old Rashid struggled with his driving through the day but the birdies still kept coming for him. He produced four more birdies on the back-nine against a doublebogey. He sank a 25-feet birdie putt on the 14th but was in trouble on the very next hole where a couple of poor shots led to a double-bogey. “I found only three fairways today with my driver. However, I recovered really well on most holes with

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time before hitting my second shot from the rough on the 15th. I hurried it and that resulted in my second shot finding the trees once

again,” said Rashid. He added, “It will be a good contest in the final round as both Chikka and me have grown up playing against each other on the junior and amateur circuits. We know each other’s game well. I’ll look to improve on my driving in the final round.” Chikkarangappa S (64-65-68) continued to be in second position on day three after a sedate 68 that featured two birdies on the fifth and 12th. Chikka holed a 20-feet putt on the fifth and also saved par from a tough position on the 15th. The rookie hit a couple of ordinary shots on the 15th before landing his chip from 15 yards within inches of the hole. Chikka said, “I have some good memories of this course as I won my first national tournament as a junior here. I also set the course record for a single round and four rounds at BPGC during my amateur days. I would therefore head into the final round with a lot of confidence.” The Bangladeshi duo of Md Shakhawat Hossain Sohel and Md Zamal Hossain Mollah are in tied third place at nine-under-201.

Indian Oil sails through easily M

UMBAI: A strong Indian Oil team with internationals players easily defeated Mumbai Customs 4-2 to sail through to the next round in the men’s category of the Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana – 34th Victor D’Mello Annual Floodlit Rink Hockey Tournament. At the half time itself, Indian Oil had taken a strong 3-1 lead and they maintained it throughout to win the clash. Yuvraj Walmiki, Roshan Minz, Deepak Thakur and Vikas Sharma scored a goal each for Indian Oil whereas Jayesh and Alden netted a goal each for Mumbai Customs. In the other match of the men’s category, Western Railway overcame the stiff challenge of Central Railway beating them 4-3 in a match that went on till the last minute of the game. The scores were tied at 3-3, but a goal from Amit Gowda in the dying stages of the match helped WR secure a win. WR’s Rajin Khandoula played a big Olympian Deepak Thakur of Indian Oil in role in the win with two goals with action against Mumbai Customs at the good support from Sanjeev Barla Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana.

who chipped in with a goal. For CR, Anup Walmiki netted two back to back goals with support from Victo Singh (1), but their efforts went in vain as CR eventually lost the match. In the school girls’ category, Durelo Convent will clash with Father Agnel, Vashi in the finals. Durelo Convent won the first semi final to secure a place in the finals demolishing St. Joseph, Bandra 4-1. Mansi Belgaonkar was the star performer for Durelo Convent scoring two goals with able support from Pranali Patil and Resham Mahadik who scored a goal each. Jemimah Rodrigues was the lone scorer for St. Joseph, Bandra. In the other semi final match of the school girls’ category, Father Agnel, Vashi crushed Loretto Convent 6-1. Rutuja Patil stole the show netting four goals with great support from Sakshi Badala who contributed with two goals. Priyanka was the lone scorer for Loretto Convent scoring in the 11thminute.

IN BRIEF BFI-IMG Reliance School League from Nov 30

MUMBAI: Mumbai is among the eight cities in which the BFI, in collaboration with IMG Reliance and State Basketball Associations will be organizing the 2013-2014 BFI-IMG Reliance School League to help develop and promote an organized structure of basketball in schools. The school winners from each of the states will participate in the National Champions Cup to be held in April/May, 2014 in New Delhi. The Mumbai edition of the IMGReliance School league will begin on November 30th, 2013 and will be organized by Elevate India Sports in association with the Maharashtra State Basketball Association. The leagues will comprise of 20 of the top basketball playing schools per city (10 boys & 10 girls). Each team will play a total of 8 games over a period of 1 month and a total of 64 games will be played during the group stage, which will be followed with a knockout tournament to crown the Mumbai City Champion.

Anil Sahoo leaps to gold

MUMBAI: Anil Sahoo, won long jump gold as he leapt to 6.82 metres on the opening day of the Poisur Gymkhana Open Athletic championships, hosted by Poinsur Gymkhana at Kandivali. Hardik Shah, who too had done exceptionally well last year, was second and Nikhil Kadam from VPM Sports Club from Dahisar was third. Nikhil also silver in the triple jump, won by Jay Shah with a jump of 13.73 mts. However, junior boys and girls in the age groups of 16 and 12 from Children’s Academy, Malad, dominated the day. Results: Men’s Long Jump: 1. Anil Sahoo 6.82 mts; 2. Hardik Shah – 6.60 mts 3. Nikhil Kadam – 6.48 mts. Men’s Triple Jump: 1. Jay Shah – 13.73 mts.; 2. Nikhil Kadam (VPM, Dahisar) – 13.44 mts., 3. Hardik Shah–13.27 mts. Boys U16: Long Jump: Yash Zad (Children’s Aca, Malad) - 5.98 mts; 2. Dhruv Parmark (Childen’s Aca, Malad) – 5.85 mts. 3. Rahul Bohra (Chidren’s Aca, Malad)–5.70 mts. Women’s Long Jump: 1. Shweta Hakke (VPM SC) – 4.80 mts., 2. Shriya Kolge (VPM SC) – 4.68 mts., Vmila Tiwari – 4.25 mts. Women’s Discus Thros¨1. Ruksar Syed – 32.04 mts., 2. Kinjal Dalvi (VPM SC) – 26.07 mts.

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HENNAI: Cricketer Dinesh Kathik has found his match in star squash player Dipika Pallikal as they got engaged in a private ceremony at a city hotel here. The 28-year-old wicketkeeperbatsman found his lady love, Pallikal, 22, after both ended up training under the same fitness coach here. After a one-year courtship, both decided to get engaged at the ITC Chola last week. Though Karthik could not find a berth for himself in the South Africa bound squad, yet, the Tamil Nadu batsman celebrated the occasion with a crafty 133 against Saurashtra in a Ranji Trophy match here. The couple also posted a photograph on Twitter soon after their engagement.

Karthik and Pallikal have decided to tie the nuptial knot sometime in 2015 as both want to concentrate on their respective careers at the moment. After his divorce from his first wife Nikita, whom he married in 2007, Karthik had decided to focus only on cricket. Both of them enjoyed each other's company in the course of their fitness sessions and somehow managed to succeed in keeping their affair away from the media glare. Karthik featured in the ICC Champions Trophy as well as India's tour of Zimbabwe this year. Pallikal is the first Indian squash woman to break into the top 10 in the world rankings and is one of the most beautiful sportspersons in the country.

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Indian cricketer Karthik engaged to squash star Pallikal

Alsonng [Mktg Manager, YKK Asia, Bhaskaran Balasubrhamanian YKK Head-India, Manual Parreno, Director Real Madrid Foundation and Gomez Revenga, Coach Real Madrid Foundation during the announcement of a two-day camp in Mumbai where close to 300 kids and 30 coaches are slated to participate from today.


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