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Girl musters courage and files complaint about being raped by accused who had gang-raped photo-journalist; same modus operandi was used

By Neel Shah

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n a shocking development to the gangrape case of a photo-journalist on August 22, a 19-year-old girl approached the police on Tuesday claiming to be a victim of gang-rape committed by the arrested accused. According to the police, three among the five arrested accused, had raped the girl on July 31. These three have been identified as Kasim Bengali, Salim Ansari and Vijay Jadhav, informed the police. The remaining two, Siraj Khan and a minor, were not involved in the gang-rape of July 31. On Tuesday, police personnel from N M Joshi Marg police station arrested an accused, who is a minor. This is the fourth

accused in the July 31 gang-rape, who was arrested from Dhobi Ghat area of South Mumbai. However, Ashfaq Dawood Sheikh alias Babu, the fifth accused, is still at large. As per the girl’s statement to the police, she was raped by five accused on July 31, said the police. The girl was raped inside the Shakti Mills compound at Mahalakshmi, the same place where the young photojournalist was raped recently, added the police.

Second victim’s ordeal on July 31 As per the second girl’s statement to the police, on July 31, her boyfriend had called her on her mobile saying he wanted to

Aadhaar for education Where is Chhota Rajan? Submitting Aadhaar cards of students now compulsory at schools and colleges

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HC asks, ‘If he can give interviews to the media and come on chat shows, why can’t you police trace him?’

By Philip Varghese By Yatin Ingle

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fter office-goers ran around to get their Aadhaar cards in order to submit them at their workplaces, college students have now got into the frenzy. Educational institutions have started asking students to submit a copy of their Aadhaar cards, in order to maintain a detailed record of them. The State Education Department, in turn has asked educational institutions to make this submission compulsory. Earlier, the Education Department had made furnishing Aadhaar card copy compulsory only for student applying for schol- Morarji Public School, Andheri (West), says, arships or free-ships offered by the state or “As per the guidelines of the education deCentral governments, and the Social Justice partment, schools and colleges have been and Empowerment Ministry had recently busy collecting Aadhaar card copies from instructed students to register themselves students. This is being done to maintain defor their Aadhaar cards for the purpose of tailed records of the students. Till now, none becoming eligible for financial aid to pursue of the official documents like pan cards and their studies. Every year, around 2,325 schol- ration cards were collected, and educational arships under 21 different scholarship institutions did not have such detailed schemes are awarded to students. Uday Nare, Senior Teacher, Hansraj Continued on pg 8 «

File photo of wanted accused Ashfaq Dawood Sheikh in the railway police records

Bhosale escaped unhurt, a bullet hit his driver Shakil Sayyad, injuring him. The state CID had identified the two assailants as Mohammed Saqib Shahnawaz Alam Khan (24) and Mohammed

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hree months after the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) named fugitive gangster and underworld don, Chhota Rajan, as an accused in the alleged firing at Shiv Sena leader Ajay Bhosale in October 2009, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday raised questions about the police’s lack of success in tracing Chhota Rajan, even though media personnel are able to make contact with him and get telephone interviews. This came as the division bench of the Bombay High Court, comprising Justice S.C. Dharmadhikari and Justice Gautam Patel, was hearing a petition filed by Bhosale, seeking direction to the police to properly investi-

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Chhota Rajan gate the case. Two motorcycle-borne persons had allegedly opened fire at Bhosale’s car in Koregaon Park area of Pune on October 11, 2009, when the latter was on his Assembly poll campaign. Although

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BMC’s ‘name and shame’ trick to prevent dengue

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Health officials create awareness and precautions to be taken to keep this illness at bay Whom do you want to blame today for the depreciation of the Rupee, sir? The opposition parties or the war-like situation in Syria?

OPINIONS

Do you think that with the increase in crimes against women and children, self-defense training programmes should be implemented at school level? Priya Mayekar Lawyer Yes. Along with selfdefense, children should be given basic awareness along with counseling. It should be made compulsory as a part of the curriculum. Grade-wise a child should be made aware about the subject.

Khooshnam Daviervala Lawyer Yes. Each and every girl should be trained in selfdefense. I also feel that special programmes in self-defense should be organised for ladies. Manek Kalyaniwala Lawyer Yes. Schools in Delhi have introduced self-defense as a subject. Schools in Mumbai should opt for it too. It should be like a proper subject till the student passes out from school.

Nidhi Upadhyaya Journalist Yes. Proper academic training in self-defense will help students protect themselves.

Zahabiya Takulla Service Yes. It should be made a compulsory subject. Self defense training will work along with mentally training students to keep calm and use their presence of mind under difficult situations.

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By Shwetha Kannan

tion their vicinity,” said Rajan Naringrekar, insecticide officer, BMC. Nineteen buildings in several hile the BMC is trying to create awareness about dengue areas of D ward were found to have and the precautions to be taken to breeding spots in D ward and the keep this illness at bay through pictures were put up. posters and other means, it recently But has this initiative had any effect? adopted a ‘name and shame’ kind “It has had an effect but there is of technique to let people know that scope for improvement. People they too are responsible for keeping have short-term memory. They will their surroundings free of condi- take care only till the time there are tions that are conducive for the posters and a banners. Once those are gone, the need to be careful also breeding of dengue mosquitoes. At an initiative, which was the vanishes. The precautionary measbrainchild of the health officials of ures need to be implemented reguD ward, the BMC started putting up larly,” said Naringrekar. “The idea is pictures of the breeding spots found quite innovative and we plan to upin societies in D ward and stating that these are the breeding spots for dengue mosquitoes in the premises. It was implemented in the months of July and August this year. “We put up the pictures and stated that these are the breeding spot in the premises. If the breedExxtra E xxtttra rra ing spot is in a house, like a dish under the flower pot or a Feng Shui plant, then we put up that photograph along with the details like the name of the building and the flat Concentrate number. By this people will not only realise that they are the ones who are creating conditions conducive for breeding of dengue mosquitoes but also take the necessary steps if they notice a similar situa-

Monsoon illness on the decline

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M Manisha Mhaiskar scale it to the other wards as well,” said Additional Municipal Commissioner Manisha Mhaiskar.

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ost of the monsoon illness seemed to have come down in numbers this August in comparison to August 2012. Cases of malaria have come down to 1,302 this August against 1,721, last August. There were 51 cases of leptospirosis last year in August while there have been 16 cases of leptospirosis this August. There have been 87 dengue cases this August while there were 157 dengue cases last August. 10 people have been affected by the H1N1 virus in August, this year while 103 were affected last August. While there were no cases of cholera throughout last year, this year 19 people have been affected by cholera in the month of August. The cases hepatitis has fallen to 177 this August from 243 last August. However, cases of fever have gone up to 8,100 this year in August as against 7,157 cases last year in August.

3rd Dengue death in city 47-year-old woman from Goregaon tested positive for dengue with multi-organ dysfunction By A Staff Reporter

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he third death caused due to dengue this year is of a 47-year-old lady from Mitha Nagar in Goregaon (West). While the family says that she was tested positive for dengue at the time of her death and the cause of death according to Dr. Ram Narain, Executive Director Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, is also dengue shock syndrome with multi-organ dysfunction. Meanwhile, the BMC officials call this a suspected case of dengue as the deceased was tested positive for dengue through a rapid test which isn’t considered as a standard test for dengue by the civic officials. “My sister-in-law had been unwell since last seven days. She was running temperature and had been complaining of bodyache. Initially, she took treatment from a local doctor. But on Friday her condition worsened. And on Satur-

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day, she started deteriorating further. Her condition was so bad that she said that she was unable to even move. So on Sunday, we got her admitted to the Emergency ward at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. After sometime, she was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She wasn’t responding well to the treatment. Her organs were damaged due to dengue. And on Tuesday, at around 2.30 a.m., she passed way,” said Jagdish Nair, brother-inlaw of the deceased. “We haven’t received the reports from the hospital as yet but we have been telephonically informed that a rapid test had tested the lady positive for dengue. So as of now, we can call this a case of suspected dengue death,” said Dr. Mangala Gomare, BMC assistant health officer. shwetha.kannan@afternondc.in

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Lord of a thousand faces

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Azad Shrivastav brings you Ganesha doing the things we love to do - playing various instruments, working on a laptop, singing, dancing, reading, writing and teaching. He is the Lord of a thousand faces and talents, and many of these were on exhibition last month at Linking Road in Bandra. The showroom, Satguru’s, even had him as a doctor and an advocate, not to mention a kite-flying Ganesh skilfully manipulating his own sankat mochak. ory behind the creation of a human Ganesha is to convey the message that God is in all of us and love, respect and harmony with each other is the key to progress in any field.


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 St. Jude helper of the hopeless pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles pray for us. Amen. C-14759 Holy Spirit thou who made me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideal. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in the short dialogue want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never wanted to be separated from you no matter how great the material desires may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual glory Amen. FCV C-15168 May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved adored glorified loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus Thy Kingdom come. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude the worker of miracles pray for us. St. Jude the helper of the hopeless, pray for us. C-15193

LOST & FOUND

It is notified for the information that my original certificate of main Senior Secondary Exam year 2006, Roll No. 6204195 Pass out from CBSE, Delhi has been actually lost. Name of Candidate: Rashida Haji Ahmed Address: 91-93, Kambekar Street, Baitul Salam, 6th Floor, Flat 601, Mumbai – 400003. Mobile: 9821233717. C-15196

CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Muhammed K. Moinuddin Kasim to Khaja Moinuddin as per Affidavit dated 2-9-2013. C-15169 I have changed my name from Prafulbhai Nagindas Panchal to Praful Nagindas Panchal Vide Affidavit dated 24-08-2013. C-15170 I, Vimal Govind Bhagat, have changed my name to Vimal Gomaji Patil as per Gazette No. X-4363. C-15171 My old name is Meena Motiram Jadhav now onwards it will be Meenakshi Keshav Gaware as per Gazette No. (X-106507). C-15172 My old name is S. Ramchandra Kamanth & my new Name is Ramchandra Vittal Kamath as per deed poll / Affidavit No. H.D. 440169 dated 02-09-2013. C-15173 I, Irfan Nathu Rahim Sheikh has changed my name to Irfan Nathu Rahim Shaikh vide deed poll Affidavit dated 3rd September 2013. C-15174

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CLASSIFIEDS I Jiyalal Ram Pal have changed my name to Jiyalal Rampal Yadav as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 02/09/13. C-15175 I Shamim Bi Hadi Habib have changed my name to Sharifa Shamim Habib as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 03/09/13. C-15176 I Miss. Bhavnaben Ruda Bhutak have changed my name to Mrs. Bhavna Rajesh Choudhary as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 03/09/13. C-15177 I Sunil Rajman Dubey have changed my name to Sunil Rajmani Dubey as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 06/08/13. C-15178 I Mr. Ramesh Mafatlal Vora have changed my name to Mr. Ramesh Mafatlal Vohera as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 04/07/13. C-15179 I Mrs. Pushpa Ramesh Vora have changed my name to Mrs. Pushpa Ramesh Vohera as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 04/07/13. C-15180 I Renu Ravi Gupta have changed my name to Renu Ravi Agarwal as per Maharashtra Government Gazette No U5327 dated: 25/04/13. C-15181 I Sameek Kantilal Chavan have changed my name to Samik Kantilal Chauhan as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 02/09/13. C-15182 I Dinali Chandrakant Hataskar have changed my name to Swarali Vaibhav Pankar as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 31/08/13. C-15183 I Leela Laxman Gharve have changed my name to Parvati Harishchandra Pankar as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 31/08/13. C-15184 I Mr. Rakeshkumar Dhirajlal Shah have changed my name to Mr. Rakesh Dhirajlal Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 02/09/13. C-15185 I Swapnil Sagar Nemberi a.k.a. Swapnil Nemberi have changed my name to Swapnil Sagar Namberi as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 02/09/13. C-15186 I Akshay Sagar Nemberi a.k.a. Akshay Nemberi have changed my name to Akshay Sagar Namberi as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 02/09/13. C-15187 I Perpetual Rakesh Tambede a.k.a. Perpetual Felix Gomes a.k.a. Perpetual Felix Patricia Gomes have changed my name to Perpetual Gomes as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 02/09/13. C-15188

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I Vidyasagaran Gopalan Nembari a.k.a. Gopalan Sagar Nemberi have changed my name to Sagar Gopalan Namberi as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 02/09/13. C-15189 I Rajani Sagar Nemberi a.k.a. Rajani Sagar have changed my name to Rajani Sagar Namberi as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 02/09/13. C-15190 I Mr. Mahesh Chandulal Mewada have changed our minor daughter’s name from Kashvi Mahesh Mewada to Kashavi Mahesh Mewada as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 02/09/13. C-15191 I Maheshkumar Chandulal Mewada have changed my name to Mahesh Chandulal Mewada as per deed poll Affidavit dated: 02/09/13. C-15192 I Miss. Sangita Keru Ghegadmal have changed my name to Mrs. Sandhya Shashikant Ahire as per Affidavit dated 3rd September, 2013. C-15194 I have changed my name Geeta Shashikant Tendulkar, to ‘Samhita Sarvesh Hegde’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-26539) Dated: 08/08/2013. C-15195 I have changed my name from Champaklal Narayan Patel to Champakbhai Narayan Patel as per Affidavit dated: 03 Sept 2013. C-15197 I have changed my name from Alex Albert D'silva alias Alex Jacab D'silva to Alex Jacob D'silva as per Affidavit No. HM 246574. C-15198 I have changed my name from Naveen Kumar alias Naveen Kumar Shetty to Naveen Kumar Vittal Shetty as per Affidavit No. HM 246577. C-15199 I have changed my name from Sarik MD. Tarik to Sabir Mohammad Tarique Siddique as per Affidavit dated 2-9-2013. C-15200 I have change my old name from Shanker Das to Shankardas Prahladrai Bhatia as for Affidavit. C-15201 I have change my old name from Manoher Kashiram Jadhav to Manohar Kashiram Jadhav as for Affidavit. C-15202 I have changed my name from Abbas Fida Hussain Chunia to Abbas Fida Husein Chuniya as per Maharashtra Gazette No. (U-63861). C-15203 I have changed my name from Nafisa Fidahusain Choonia to Nafisa Fidahusein Chuniya as per Maharashtra Gazette No. (U-63456). C-15204

I have changed my name from Saadhasib Haseeb Ahmed Khan to Saad Haseeb Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit. C-15205

I have changed my name from Nilofer Mohd Salim Khan to Nilofer Imran Shaikh as per Gazette No. X-25079. C-15219

I have changed my name from Noor Mohammad Nigah Mohammed to Noor Mohammed Nigah Mohammed Khan as per Affidavit. C-15235

I have changed my name from Mahendrakumar Keshavlal Panchal to Mahendra Keshavlal Panchal as per deed poll Affidavit. C-15206

I have changed my name from Masurkar Chirag Randy Sunil to Masurkar Chirag Sunil as per Affidavit. C-15220

I have changed my name from Rabia Begum Noor Mohammad to Rabia Noor Mohammed Khan as per Affidavit. C-15236

I have changed my name from Mariya Kaizer Lakdawala to Mariya Akberali Kagalwala as per deed poll Affidavit. C-15207

I have changed my name from Jaisinghani Chandra Ramchand to Jaisinghani Chanderlal Ramchand as per Affidavit. C-15221

I have changed my name from Nasem Iqbal Fadkar to Naseem Iqbal Fodkar as per Affidavit. C-15237

I Thorat Jagannath Atmaram have change my sons name from Thorat Vikram Jagannath to Thorat Deep Jagannath as per Affidavit. C-15222

I have changed my name from Iqbal Hasan Fadkar to Iqbal Hasan Fodkar as per Affidavit. C-15238

We (1) Kasamali Zainuddin Cyclewala & (2) Mrs.Duraiya Kasimali Cyclewala have changed our minor daughter’s name from Fijja Kasimali Indorewala to Fizza Kasimali Cyclewala as per deed poll Affidavit. C-15208 I have changed my name from Chaitali Hiteshkumar Bhadiyadra to Chaitali Hitesh Bhadiadra as per Affidavit dated 03rd September, 2013. C-15209 I have changed my name from Rinaben Hiteshkumar Bhadiyadra to Rina Hitesh Bhadiadra as per Affidavit dated 03rd September, 2013. C-15210 I have changed my name from Sunita Kumari to Swati Kanwar as per Affidavit Dated 03rd September, 2013. C-15211 I have changed my name from A. Dinesha Shetty to Dinesh Shetty as per Affidavit dated 03rd September, 2013. C-15212 I have changed my name from Govind Parmar Nadar to Govind Perumal Nadar as per Affidavit dated 03rd September, 2013. C-15213 I have changed my name from Rahima Karim Ghazi to Rahima Karim Gazi as per Affidavit dated 03rd September, 2013. C-15214 I have changed my name from Arafat Husain Karim Ghazi to Arafat Karim Gazi as per Affidavit dated 03nd September, 2013. C-15215 I have changed my name from Dilipkumar Balwantbhai Piprodia to Dilip Balwantbhai Piprodia as per Affidavit dated 03rd September, 2013. C-15216 I have changed my name from Kumudben Ramubhai Kothari to Dipika Dilip Piprodia as per Affidavit dated 03rd September, 2013. C-15217 I have changed my name from Deepika Dilip Piprodia to Dipika Dilip Piprodia as per Affidavit dated 03rd September, 2013. C-15218

I have changed my name from Heenaben Harivadan Gandhi to Heena Dhananjay Shah as per Affidavit. C-15223 I have changed my name from Naran Gopalji Bhanushali to Naren Gopalji Bhanushali as per Affidavit. C-15224 I have changed my name from Devassy Kochuvareed Kokkat Kochuvareed to Devassy Kochuvareed Kokkadan as per Affidavit. C-15225 I have changed my name from Illaben Jayantilal Vyas to Ila Pramod Shukla as per Affidavit. C-15226 I have changed my name from Rajesh Suresh Survanshi to Rajesh Suresh Suryavanshi as per Affidavit. C-15227 I have changed my name from Majidbhai Yusufbhai Shaikh to Majid Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-15228 I have changed my name from Fahimabanu Majidbhai Shaikh to Fahima Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-15229 I have changed my name from Imtyaz Abubakar Ajmeree to Imtiyaz Abubakar Ajmeri as per Affidavit. C-15230 I have changed my name from Hyatun Begum Abdul Raheman Saji to Hyatun Abdul Raheman Saji as per Affidavit. C-15231 I have changed my name from Shirish Harichandra Raut to Shirish Harishchandra Raut as per Affidavit. C-15232 I have changed my name from Shaharbanu Abdullatif Peerzada to Shaharbanu Sayed Abdullatif Peerzada as per Affidavit. C-15233 I have changed my name from Najneen Noor Mohammad to Najneen Noor Mohammed Khan as per Affidavit. C-15234

I have changed my name from Shakib Iqbal Fadkar to Shakib Iqbal Fodkar as per Affidavit. C-15239 I have changed my name from Sayeeda Shaikh to Saeeda Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-15240 I have changed my name from Kishorekumar Dharamchand Patel to Kishore Dharamchand Patel as per Affidavit. C-15241 I have changed my name from Mohd Shadaab Ansari to Mohd Shadab Ansari as per Affidavit. C-15242 I have changed my name from Zulfekar Mohamed Yasin Ansari to Zulfikar Ali Mohamed Yasin as per Affidavit. C-15243 I have changed my name from Kamlesh Kumar Jain to Kamlesh Kantilal Jain as per Affidavit. C-15244 I have changed my name from Pinaben Kamleshkumar Jain to Pinky Kamlesh Jain as per Affidavit. C-15245 We Mr. Kamlesh Kantilal Jain and Mrs. Pinky Kamlesh Jain have changed our daughter name from Dhwani Kamleshkumar Jain to Dhwani Kamlesh Jain as per Affidavit. C-15246 I have changed my name from Kamleshbhai Jain to Kamlesh Kantilal Jain as per Affidavit. C-15247 I have changed my name from Pinkyben Kamleshbhai Jain to Pinky Kamlesh Jain as per Affidavit. C-15248 We Mr. Kamlesh Kantilal Jain and Mrs.Pinky Kamlesh Jain have changed our son name from Rishabh Kamleshbhai Jain to Rishabh Kamlesh Jain as per Affidavit. C-15249 I have changed my name from Tinaben Premchand Shah to Pinky Kamlesh Jain as per Affidavit. C-15250

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By Kaptan Mali

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he railings along the Ghatkopar skywalk, built by MMRDA, which connects East to West, are in a very bad shape. The steel rods are missing at many places, and since the height of the fencing is four feet, children can easily go through the gap and fall a straight 30 feet on to the road below. Even if an adult fails to pay proper attention on the skywalk, he or she may easily slip past the gaps, of which there are many and fall all the way down. Someone has tried to close some of the gaps in the railings by tying bamboo poles but the job is flimsy, hence the risk factor remains. Several other gaps remain open.

The gap in the railing of the Ghatkopar skywalk.

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Baby born at Andheri station By Kainaz Choksey

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n Monday at around 8:30 pm, Samana Iqbal Ansari (26), who had completed her term of pregnancy, was in a train on her way to get admitted at Nair Hospital when she suddenly went into labour. With hardly any help available from the railway staff, she delivered at Andheri station. Ansari had boarded the train at Malad along with her mother, and went into labour as the train neared Andheri, so decided to get off and go to a private hospital in Andheri for her delivery. According to Shivaji Shinde, Senior Police Inspector, Government Rail-

way Police, Andheri, “The driver of the ambulance was not reachable at the time when the lady was in labour, although the ambulance was parked outside the station.” There was no other mode available to rush the lady to a hospital immediately, Ansari along with the help of her mother and a woman commuter, Piyusha Mehta, delivered her baby at the Andheri station itself. According to Shinde, “The railway staff later arranged a taxi to take the Ansaris and the baby to Cooper Hospital. I have got the news from the doctors at Cooper Hospital and from family members that the mother and the child are doing fine.”

MMRDA to make Monorail piers, Train runs stations available for ads over teenager

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arious corporates, institutions and product manufacturers will now be able to reach their target audiences as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to make two more avenues – Mono Rail piers and station areas – available for advertisements. The Authority has

invited separate proposals from agencies for securing, maintaining and leasing of bulk commercial advertisement rights to display advertisements on Mono Rail piers and for securing advertisements at all the seven stations on the 8.80-km long Chembur-Wadala corridor. “Besides the piers, platform space, the concourse area, railings, staircases and other

exterior surfaces of stations will also be made available for advertisements by way of digital display, glow-signs, vinyl wrapping etc.”, said Ashwini Bhide, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA. “The appointed agency is expected to fix, maintain secure advertisements for the station areas and maintain Mono Rail piers by removing all unwanted posters, stick-

ers, drawings, graffiti etc. and also lease advertisement rights of these piers for commercial advertisements”, said Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), MMRDA. The Authority will receive sealed proposals for station area till September 20, 2013 and for piers till October 4, 2013 up to 1 pm in the office of the Chief, Transport and Communications Division, MMRDA. Vishwanath Salian | ADC

By Khushboo Panjabi

crossing the tracks at Belapur railway station at 9 a.m. ven though the railways yesterday when she was hit persist with their aware- and run over by a Panvelness drives, many passen- Wadala local. She died while gers continue to cross the on the way to the MGM rail tracks, constantly put- Hospital. “Jadhav was doing her ting their lives in danger. Disregarding warnings nursing course at a against crossing tracks cost Kharghar-based college and a teenager her life at Bela- was crossing the tracks to reach the platform and get pur yesterday morning. Mankhurd resident her train when a local hit Priyanka Jadhav (17) was her,” said sources.

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GANNON DUNKERLEY & CO. LTD. Registered Office: New Excelsior Building, 3rd Floor, A.K. Nayak Marg, Fort, Mumbai-400 001.

N OT I C E Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 154 of the Companies Act, 1956, that the members register and share transfer book will remain closed from 24th September 2013 to 27th September 2013 (both days inclusive) for the purpose of payment of dividend. Notice is also hereby given that 90th Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on Friday the 27th September, 2013, at 3.30 p.m. at its Registered Office at New Excelsior Building, 3rd Floor, A.K. Nayak Marg, Fort, Mumbai-400 001 to transact the business set out in the notice of the Meeting, which is being separately sent to the shareholders of the Company. By Order of the Board For GANNON DUNKERLEY & CO. LTD.

On Tuesday, members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) protested against the illegal occupation of 40,000 sq.ft of land by Asaram Bapu’s ashram in Goregaon (East). Residents had earlier protested against this illegal activity which was supported by the Aam Aadmi Party.

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06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Rajesh Vishanji Cheeda to Rajesh Vishanji Shah as per affidavit. C-15251 I have changed my name from Rajesh Vishanji Chheda to Rajesh Vishanji Shah as per Affidavit. C-15252 I have changed my name from Kiranben Rajesh Cheeda to Kiran Rajesh Shah as per Affidavit. C-15253 I have changed my name from Kiran Rajesh Chheda to Kiran Rajesh Shah as per Affidavit. C-15254 We Mr. Rajesh Vashanji Shah and Mrs.Kiran Rajesh Shah have changed our son name from Parth Rajesh Chheda to Parth Rajesh Shah as per Affidavit. C-15255 We Mr. Rajesh Vishanji Shah and Mrs. Kiran Rajesh Shah have changed our son name from Darshil Rajesh Cheeda to Darshil Rajesh Shah as per Affidavit. C-15256 I have changed my name from Pradip Tukaram Ghosalkar to Pradeep Tukaram Ghosalkar as per Affidavit. C-15257 I have changed my name from Sananna Noronha to Santana Noronha as per Affidavit. C-15258 I have changed my name from Rashila Gopal Tandel to Rashila Gopal as per Affidavit. C-15259

CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Niyaz Ahmed Mohammed Usman to Niyaz Ahmed Mohammed Usman Khan as per Affidavit. C-15268 I have changed my name from Sameer Vijay Tejwani to Samir Vijay Tejwani as per Affidavit. C-15269 I have changed my name from Rakesh Bharatbhai Morjariya to Rakesh Bharatbhai Morjaria as per Affidavit. C-15270

I have changed my name from Ashokkumar Shamjibhai Gala to Ashok Shamji Gala as per Affidavit. C-15288

I have changed my name from Ivon Abraham Albert Bangera to Ivon Albert Bengera as per Affidavit. C-15272

I have changed my name from Mohamad Salim Habibulla to Mohammed Salim as per Affidavit. C-15290

I have changed my name from Devraj Patil to Devrao Patil as per Affidavit. C-15273

I have changed my name from Rajopadhye Jagdish Alias Prakash Prabhakar to Prakash Prabhakar Rajopadhye as per Affidavit. C-15291

I have changed my name from Hemantha Kumar Rajamani Iyer to Hemanth Kumar Rajamani as per Affidavit. C-15274 I have changed my name from Sunita Kumari to Sunita Rajesh Jain as per Affidavit. C-15275 I have changed my name from Shailesh Kundanmal Chopda to Shailesh Kundanmal Jain as per Affidavit. C-15276 I have changed my name from Rajesh Kundanmal Chopra to Rajesh Kundanmal Jain as per Affidavit. C-15277

I have changed my name from Gopal Bhagwan Tandel to Gopal Bagoan as per Affidavit. C-15261

I have changed my name from Janak Saw to Janak Lal Saw as per Affidavit. C-15279

I have changed my name from Ridwan Inaytullah Rhatwillkar to Ridwan Inaytullah Rhatwilkar as per Affidavit. C-15262

I have changed my name from Sahinaz Shah Faisal Qazi to Shehnaz Shah Faisal Kazi as per Affidavit. C-15280

I have changed my name from Lokesh Mehta/Vinay Kumar Mehta to Vinay Mehta as per Affidavit. C-15265

I have changed my name from Shaikh Jamel Ahmed Kamil Basha to Shaikh Jameel Ahmed Kamil Basha as per Affidavit. C-15287

I have changed my name from Mihammed Ashraf to Mohammed Ashraf as per Affidavit. C-15289

I have changed my name from Shah Faisal Abdul Munim Qazi to Shah Faisal Abdul Munim Kazi as per Affidavit. C-15278

I have changed my name from Vinay Kumar Dalchand Mehta/Jain to Vinay Dalchand Mehta as per Affidavit. C-15264

I have changed my name from Pathan Shehnaz Ilyas to Khan Shehnaz Ilyas as per Affidavit. C-15286

I have changed my name from Mohammad Nasir Sayyed to Nasir Sayyed as per Affidavit. C-15271

I have changed my name from Hansaben Gopal Tandel to Hansaben Dangi as per Affidavit. C-15260

We have changed our minor child name from Yes Mehta To Yash Mehta as per Affidavit. C-15263

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I have changed my name from Abdul Majid Yusuf to Shaikh Abdul Majid Mohamed Yusuf as per Affidavit. C-15281 I have changed my name from Abdul Razak Mohamed Shafi to Advani Abdul Razak Mohamed Shafi as per Affidavit. C-15282 I have changed my name from Feroz Mushtaq to Shaikh Feroz Mushtaq as per Affidavit. C-15283

I have changed my name from Aasmina Bano Mumtaz Ali to Yasmeen Mumtaz Ali as per Affidavit. C-15266

I have changed my name from Pathan Huzaif Ilyas to Khan Huzaifa Ilyas as per Affidavit. C-15284

I have changed my name from Jeacika George D’souza to Jessica George D’souza as per Affidavit. C-15267

I have changed my name from Pathan Ilyas Sahi Mohd to Khan Ilyas Sahi Mohd as per Affidavit. C-15285

I have changed my name from Smitha Lokesh Mulky to Smita Lokesh Mulky as per Affidavit. C-15292 I have changed my name from Shagufta Naaz to Shagufta Rafique Memon as per Affidavit. C-15293 I have changed my name from Mohammed Rafique Vali Memon to Rafique Mohammed Memon as per Affidavit. C-15294 I have changed my name from Kasmani Rafik Mohmed to Rafique Mohammed Memon as per Affidavit. C-15295 I have changed mohammed my name from Hussain Abdul Jalil to Mohammed Hussain Abdul Jalil Peerzade as per Affidavit. C-15296 We Haider Ali Akbar Ali Ansari and Zubeda Khatun Haider Ali Ansari have changed our minor son's name from Sana Ulla Maulana Haider Ali to Sana Ulla Hader Ali Ansari as per Affidavit. C-15297

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Cash kept in office for salaries and Ganesh Chaturthi bonus gets stolen by two robbers

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he owner of a private city survey office in Santacruz (East) was shocked on Wednesday morning to find the lock on the main door to his office broken and cash worth Rs 27 lakh, which he had kept inside his office drawer, missing. The owner, Mahadev Nyano Andurlekar, had brought the cash to distribute the salaries to his employees and also the bonus for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The CCTV footage subsequently looked at revealed that two unidentified persons had broken the lock on the

main door using implements used by labourers. Interestingly, both the accused started collecting cash which had been kept in various

drawers in the office and put it into a plastic bag. As a matter of fact, one of the robbers began stuffing his pant pockets with the cash,

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severe burn injuries at the Bhagwati Hospital on Monday. In a complaint to the police, her husband alleged that his wife had been traumatized by the eve teasing and sexual harassment by their neighbour, Raju Bodadiya. Unable to bear

the ordeal, Sonali took the extreme step, he alleged. “We have registered a case under section 306 (Abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code against the accused. We will arrest him soon,” confirmed investigating officer API Y.K.Chaure.

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proposal to provide financial assistance of Rs.3 lakh for rehabilitation of victims of rape and acid attacks is likely to come up for discussion on Wednesday before the Maharashtra Cabinet. “Women and Child Development department would table the proposal for providing financial aid to the victims of acid attack and rape. “Around Rs 3 lakh would be given as assistance to such victims for their treatment, legal aid, counselling and rehabilitation purposes,” stateWomen and Child Development Minister Varsha Gaikwad told PTI, yesterday. The proposal was mooted by the women and child welfare department in the wake of the gangrape of a 23-year-old photojournalist here last month. Gaikwad was addressing media after attending a programme organised on safety of women in the metropolis here. She also urged women who are victims of rape to come forward and file complaint. “Women should come forward and register an FIR so that they can get justice. The Home department has instructed police that if a victim wants to file FIR through phone, they will have to register it,” she said.

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nother religious place has been targeted by unidentified miscreants who broke into the Sai-Baba temple in the Modi-Patel Road area of Bhayandar (West) and decamped with ornaments and cash worth more than Rs.72,500. The miscreants sneaked into the temple premises and broke open the six locks on the door before decamping with ornaments, including a silver crown and Rs.45,000 in cash. The break-in was discovered only on Tuesday morning by the temple priest,

Arun Thakur, who then informed the Bhayandar police. The stolen cash was part of the donations collected for renovation of the temple. The miscreants also made an unsuccessful attempt to break into some mobile stores located adjacent to the temple. The Bhayandar police are investigating the case. “A series of thefts have been reported from this area in the past ten days, raising a serious question mark on the efficiency of the police,” said local resident and former BJP corporator Om Prakash Garodia.

and when realised there was a lot to be collected, took a plastic bag from inside the office itself and used it to fill the booty. According to the investigating officer in the case, Police Sub Inspector (PSI) Samir Barawkar, “Both the robbers cleaned up the office within 15 minutes, and looking their style, it is suspected that they are habitual thieves and may be involved in other robberies too. The incident took place at Navjeevan Society at 3rd Golibar Road, which is surrounded by slums. It is a very busy area, but we have not got any clue about the culprits.” “Around 16 employees

Left and above: CCTV footage of the robbery in progress at a private city survey office in Santacruz reveals two robbers freely moving about. working in the office were brought to the police station for inquiry but were released after being questioned. As per CCTV footage, both the accused appear to be 25-30 years old, and more people may be involved in the crime. We have registered a case under section 457, 380 and 34 of the IPC,” added Barawkar.

Andurlekar told the ADC, “Our office is a City Survey Office (Private). We are making maps for builders. In my office there are around 16 employees, so I brought the cash to distribute salaries and Ganesh Chaturthi bonus. All my employee are trust-worthy, this is a job of some outsiders.”


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From left: Chitra Salunkhe, Dr. Raj Kumar Verka, V.B. Mishra and DCP Nisar Tamboli.

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the final year LLB course at Siddharth Law College on March 12, oming down heavily on the 2005. He was then additional comMumbai police in the Chitra missioner of police, Economic OfSalunkhe case, the Vice fences Wing, and Salunkhe was Chairman of the National Com- in-charge of the viva exams. Seven officers, include ATS chief mission for Schedule Castes, who has power equivalent to Union Rakesh Maria, retired additional minister of state, has ordered the director general of police Pankaj police to register an FIR against Gupta, inspector general Mohan three top cops, including former Rathod, additional commissioners commissioner of police Mumbai, of police Sanjay Saxena, Brijesh Arup Patnaik and two DCPs serv- Singh, Vishwas Nangre-Patil and ing in Mumbai, for submitting false Naval Bajaj. reports. In August 2011, Salunkhe had The commission had also or- approached NCSC following an dered the current commissioner of inquiry report submitted by then police, Mumbai, Dr Satyapal Singh police commissioner Arup Patand Director General of police, naik, which she alleged was false Sanjeev Dayal, to remain present and misleading. The NCSC too for the hearing, but they had failed found out the truthfulness in to attend. Salunkhe’s submission during the Former vice-principal Chitra course of hearing, and Patnaik Salunkhe of the Siddharth Law Col- too had confessed that he had lege, had alleged that KL Bishnoi, a ‘inadvertently’ made some mis1985 batch IPS officer, cleared his takes in the report. final-year LLB exam in 2005, with The NCSC had asked Singh and help of the then acting principal, Dayal to remain present for the without appearing for the test. hearing that was supposed to comSalunkhe alleged that the seven mence at the State’s Nandgiri Guest officers had shielded the special in- House in Vile Parle on Tuesday. Inspector general (protection of civil stead of appearing for the hearing, rights) Bishnoi, who was shown as the commissioner sent DCP Nisar ‘present’ for the practical exam in Tamboli while Dayal asked his jun-

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ior, additional director general of police Mishra, to represent him. Irked by the casual approach of the State and city police, NCSC’s Vice Chairman, Dr Raj Kumar Verka summoned Singh and Dayal in relevance to the case, while he also ordered an immediate FIR to be registered against Patnaik, Dorje and Tamboli, who had earlier argued for Patnaik’s false report before the commissioner in New Delhi. Verka has asked the department to book the commissioners under section 318, 319 of IPC and various sections under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Mrs. Salunkhe further alleged, “Since the issue started in March 12, 2005 they have tremendously harassed me.” Reacting to this allegation, Mr. Verka asked V.B Mishra, representing the DGP Maharashtra, to file an affidavit to him within a month on all the officers of Mumbai Police who have “tried to shield” Bishnoi and “harassed” Salunkhe in the process. “The DGP Maharashtra needs to submit the report within a month’s time. If needed, we will recommend the case to CBI,” added Mr. Verka. Azad Shrivastav | ADC

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Another Shakti Mills victim... Continued from pg 1 « meet her and discuss something important about their relationship. The girl, who was working as a telephone operator in Bhandup, met her boyfriend at Bhandup railway station and the two traveled to Dadar by train and subsequently went on the Western line to go to Mahalakshmi. The boy was searching for an quiet space as he wanted to propose marriage to the girl, informed the police. The two therefore went inside the Shakti Mills premises. When the couple entered the place, the three accused – Bengali, Ansari and Vijay – were already present inside the Shakti Mills compound. The trio intimidated the couple saying that the boy seemed to be the one accused of a murder which had taken place in 2010 and the body was dumped inside the Shakti Mills. Seeing that the boy was petrified, the three accused called two friends – now arrested fourth accused and Babu. While the two were on their way to Shakti Mills, the trio tied the boy’s hands with the dupatta of the girl. Subsequently, the girl was taken a little away from her boyfriend and Talking to the ADC, Addl CP (Crime), Niket Kaushik, said, “The case has not been transferred to crime branch and the second girl’s gang rape would be probed by the local concerned police station.”

the accused raped her one-by-one. The couple was left alone after being told they should not be seen again in the area. Second victim missing for a month Soon after the incident the couple was shocked and petrified and decided not to report the incident either to police or to her parents, which would also expose their relationship. The boy, who was not in touch with his parents for the past several years, took the girl to Chhattishgarh. While in Chhattishgarh, they saw the news of a young journalist raped inside Shakti Mills and after pondering for a few days, thought it best to inform about their ordeal to the girl’s parents. On September 1, the couple reached the city and the girl informed her mother about her gangrape inside Shakti Mills. The mother took the girl to Bhandup police station, as a missing complaint had been registered there. After hearing the girl’s story, the Bhandup police transferred the case to the N M Joshi Marg police station under whose jurisdiction the Shakti Mills area falls, informed Shrirang Nadgauda, senior inspector of Bhandup police station. Meanwhile, a separate case of rape has been registered at N M Joshi Marg police station against three among the five arrested accused. The statement of the second victim was taken on Tuesday. neel.shah@afternoondc.in

Aadhaar for education Continued from pg 1 « records of students.” The principals of educational institutions have also been asked to upload the Aadhaar card registration details of their students on their websites. According to government data, there are over 1.80 crore students studying in over one lakh primary and secondary schools in the state. It has also been noticed that the

education department is creating an awarness about the Aadhaar card and its importance amongst the youth. According to Dr. Rajendra Darda, Minister of Education, Maharashtra, “We are trying to speed up this process. We have asked officials to create awareness about the cards wherever they go, as students and those applying for free-ships and scholarships will not be given government aid if they do not have the cards.”

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LOVE FOR BAPPA: Blind students from Happy Home for the Blind School in Worli created an eco-friendly Ganesha and believe that ‘Bappa’ stays with them throughout their lives and gives them a bright vision to lead their lives.

Rafiq Abdul Samad Shaikh alias Shankar, a resident of Chembur. Both had earlier been arrested by the Mumbai crime branch for their alleged role in the murder of gangster Farid Tanasha at his residence in Chembur in 2010. It was Khan who was first arrested by the CID in this case and the interrogation revealed that he and Shankar had followed Bhosale’s car and opened fire on him. Shankar was then lodged in Taloja Jail after being arrested in the Tanasha murder case. A CID team, led by deputy superintendent Mahesh Thite, took Shankar’s custody from the Taloja Jail and produced him in the magistrate’s court in Pune. The CID also named Chhota Rajan and gangsters Vijay Shetty, Sanjay Yadav and Rajesh Yadav as accused in the case. It may be recalled that the CID had not named Rajan in the earlier chargesheet of 2009 which it had filed in the case.

So, Bhosale along with his lawyers Manish Bhore and Anant Shargavkar, approached the Bombay High Court with a petition stating that CID’s chargesheet didn’t include the names of businessman S. K. Agarwal and gangster Chhota Rajan who, according to witnesses, was involved in the case. During the hearing in the court on Tuesday, Additional Public Prosecutor Purnima Kantharia told the court that the police do not know Rajan’s whereabouts. Replying to this, Justice Dharmadhikari said, “This is something we find hard to believe. Private persons have been able to establish contact with Rajan and take interviews on the phone. He participates in chat shows, then why is it that the police have not been able to trace his location?” The bench directed the Pune CID to submit its additional investigation report within four weeks. philip.varghese@afternoondc.in


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38.51 lakh duplicate entries Limited triumph deleted from voters’ list WOMEN ISSUES: Women members listen with rapt attention at a meeting conducted by president of Mumbai Pradesh Mahila Congress Janet D’Souza along with Chandra Iyengar, former additional chief secretary, addressing the need for solutions to resolve the increase in crimes against women, in the city, yesterday.

STUDENTS PROTEST: Yesterday, National Students’ Congress Party members of the National Congress Party (NCP) protested, seeking renovation of BMC schools and against colleges running in illegally constructed buildings. The protest was held at the Education Department of the BMC.

MLC poll leaves NCP bruised as 10 ruling alliance MLAs cross-vote

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s a part of its exercise to weed out duplicate entries and names of deceased voters from the Voters List in the state, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has so far deleted names of 38,51,294 lakh such voters from the list. The maximum number of such names being deleted in the state is 66,283 from Solapur City Central assembly constituency. While the least number of names of voters

hananjay Munde may have vanquished his estranged uncle, the BJPs deputy leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha, Gopinath Munde in the September 2 by-election and retained his Legislative Council seat now as a NCP candidate, but in the process he has left his new found party with a bloody nose. Contrary to expectations, as many as 10 MLAs of the ruling Congress-NCP alliance and 7 Independent MLAs supporting

EXCLUSIVE deleted is 63 from Warora assembly constituency. In Mumbai, the maximum names of such voters deleted are 32,704 from Dharavi (SC) assembly constituency, followed by 31,384 in Byculla. According to ECI sources in the state, the drive to weed out duplicate entries and names of deceased voters was taken following complaints about the overall voters list in the state almost matching the overall population of the state. The ECI then decided to weed out names of those voters who had enrolled their names in more than one assembly segment, or had changed their place of usual residence and families not deleting names of the deceased who were eligible voters. What is more in-

ANALYSIS The Election Commission of India has taken a bold step to weed out duplicate entries. triguing that in the 12 Assembly constituencies in Pune division alone the ECI had to delete 6.61 lakh such names. In Mumbai, the maximum deletion of such names is as follows: Colaba 28,190, Malad West 26,699, Vandare West 22,805, Malabar Hill 21,146, Wadala 20,706, Worli 18,978, Andheri West 17,282 and Charkop 15,915. Elsewhere in the state the maximum deletion of such duplicate names or names of deceased is as follows: Bhosari 63,147, Panvel 58,333, Shivajinagar 53,225, Solapur City North 51,488 and Hingna 50,145. The least num-

ber of deletions of such names is as follows: Gondia 356, Akot 402, Murtizapur 427 and Varsova 725. At present there are 7,99,19,274 crore registered voters in the state, of which 4,22,71,042 crore are male voters and 3,76,48,232 crore are female voters. The drive to delete duplicate entries and names of deceased voters is expected to continue till September 15. ECI sources stated that such names are not being deleted summarily and that notices are being sent to such voters to seek their response before their names are deleted. prashant.hamine@afternoondc.in

the ruling alliance cross voted in favor of the BJP-Shiv Sena backed Independent candidate Prithviraj Sambhajirao Kakde. Out of the 289 members of the legislative assembly, in the end 273 MLAs voted in the elections. To make matters worse for the ruling alliance, two MLAs cast invalid votes, further reducing the number of valid votes to 271 votes and bringing the required quota of votes to win, down to 136 votes. In the final result, the NCPs Dhananjay Munde polled 165 votes, 14 votes less than the 179 votes that the Congress-NCP had in its kitty. As many as 18 MLAs did not cast their ballot which included 12 MNS MLAs. What is remarkable for Kakde was that despite contesting as an Independent candidate with the BJP-

Dhananjay Munde Sena’s backing he managed to poll 106 votes. The BJP-Sena on its own have 92 MLAs, but only 89 MLAs actually cast their ballot, which meant that besides the 89 BJP-Sena votes, Kakde managed to poll 17 votes more. Out of the 24 Independent MLAs, 13 Independent MLAs are aligned with the Congress and 11 with the NCP. The NCP now is blaming the Congress for not keeping its flock of MLAs intact. What is worse is that the BJP-Sena alliance did not hold any strategy meeting to brief its MLAs on how to vote in the elections. Dy CM and NCP leader Ajit Pawar has ordered an inquiry into how Dhananjay Munde could not poll all the 179 quota votes that the Congress-NCP had in its kitty. The latest tally in the 78 member Legislative Council is as follows: Cong 21, NCP 28, BJP 10, Shiv Sena 8, PWPI 1, RPIA 1, Lok Bharti 1 and Ind 8.

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nce again, the Pakistani judicial commission, scheduled to arrive here on Saturday to cross-examine witnesses of the Mumbai terror attacks, has cancelled its visit, thereby further delaying the trial in that country. It is understood that the eightmember Commission has called-off its visit citing “technical and procedural issues”. Last week, prosecutors had in-

formed an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad conducting the trial of the seven suspects that an Indian government letter dated August 23 had stated that the Pakistani judicial commission could visit Mumbai during September 5-6. “The commission will leave on September 7 for Delhi and it will need at least four days to crossexamine the four witnesses (in

“The Commission repeatedly failed to keep its dates in the past and with cancellation of the latest proposed visit, the case will suffer further delay.”

Mumbai),” Riaz Akram Cheema, part of the team defending the accused, had told the court, reports PTI. The witnesses are the magistrate who recorded LeT member Ajmal Kasab’s confessional statement, the chief investigating officer and two doctors who conducted the autopsy of the terrorists who carried out the Mumbai attacks in November 2008.

The Commission repeatedly failed to keep its dates in the past and with cancellation of the latest proposed visit, the on-going trial of seven suspects in that country will suffer further delay. In past, the report submitted by the panel after its first visit in March 2012 was rejected by an anti-terrorism court as the commission’s members were not allowed to crossexamine witnesses.


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HE mutual animus between rural development minister Jairam Ramesh and BJP leader Arun Jaitley is well known in political circles. So it surprised all, particu“Power does not corrupt men; fools, larly Jaitley, when Jairam came knocking at however, if they get into a position of his door to solicit support in the Rajya Sabha power, corrupt power.” for Rahul Gandhi’s showpiece land acquisi— George Bernard Shaw tion bill. Setting aside their personal differences, the two met at Jaitley’s residence on Sunday to negotiate a middle path that would satisfy both without compromising the spirit of the new law, which is to give farmers a better deal for their land. Left to himself, Jaitley probably would have opposed the bill which critics feel will hit industrialisation and urban housing. But his hands were tied by his party’s full throated assent in the Lok Sabha. Consequently, Jaitley was only able to tinker with a couple of clauses. These relate to easing the terms of land acquisition for irrigation projects. But HEN over a thousand protesters the net result of the Sunday meeting was that were massacred by the Egyptian Jairam has a fresh problem on his hands. army, there were no strong words of Once the bill is cleared by the Rajya Sabha, condemnation by US President Barack the minister has to take it back to the Lok Obama. The army is well ensconced in Sabha to get Jaitley’s proposed amendments approved. Jairam is now racing against time. that country now and Obama is silent The monsoon session ends on Friday, which about the development. When a thou- means he will have to jump through hoops to sand civilians who were asking for an beat the deadline. end to Bashar Hafez al-Assad’s rule in As the clock ticks, there’s irony and anxiety Syria were reportedly killed by chemi- for the author of the bill. The draftsman is a cal weapons, Obama appears to have young lawyer in Jairam’s office named Mohd decided to carry out a strike against Ali Khan. The bill will be a feather in his cap. That’s why the anxiety. The irony is that he Syria. Is the death by guns and missiles has a personal relationship with Jaitley. Khan less deadly than death caused by was the BJP leader’s junior once upon a time chemical weapons? when he was still a practicing lawyer. Jaitley Obama is all set to carry out a strike gave up his practice when he was appointed against Syria because it used chemical Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha but weapons instead of guns and missiles. the formidable network he built up over the It is to be noted also that the US had years remains intact. That’s probably what Jairam is counting on to get the bill through.

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The crisis was particularly severe because most of those doing the talking were from Madhya Pradesh where Asaram Bapu is now based and where assembly elections are looming in just three months. A cabinet minister in the MP government, Kailash Vijayvargiya, former MP chief minister Uma Bharati and former state president and MP Prabhat Jha were among the culprits. All were given a severe dressing down.

Frantic lobbying for a BJP ticket Expelled BSP MP Vijay Bahadur Singh is desperately lobbying for a BJP ticket from

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attacked another country in the Middle-East – Iraq – because it was producing ‘weapons of mass destruction’. The American army came into Iraq and shot Iraq’s dictator dead and finally left – leaving the country in a mess. It was later found that no weapons of mass destruction were being produced in Iraq. It is clear that the US has a hidden game to play in Syria. It does not have now friends it had before: Russia, UK and Iran are opposed to the attack by the US. And the Congress in his own country is not extending support to him. The US president, however, seems to be hell-bent on attacking Syria whose ruler is allegedly using chemical weapons to curb rebellion. Warships of the US are already in the Mediterranean Sea and it looks like there is a war-like situation developing in the region.

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Gag order with eye on elections It took some hectic firefighting by senior leaders of the BJP to silence their motormouth state leaders who were shooting off statements defending rape-accused godman Asaram Bapu. Rajnath Singh and others issued strict gag orders to those who were speaking up. They were warned to stay as far away as possible from the controversy and refrain from embarrassing the party.

Srinagar over the weekend is the home ministry’s ambitious effort to counter Pakistani propaganda about Kashmir being a disturbed area. The concert is being sponsored by the German embassy in India and will be broadcast live in 23 European countries. Apparently, those who handle Kashmir here thought this would be a clever way of telling the world that everything is normal in this border state. But now with the concert running into so much controversy and local opposition from even top religious leaders like Grand Mufti Ahmad Bashiruddin, the ruling establishments in New Delhi and Srinagar are distancing themselves from it. Officials in Omar Abdullah’s government and the union home ministry told correspondents recently they are merely providing logistical support and security. The concert, they insisted, was a German embassy show. It would appear that both have got cold feet and want to dump the controversy at the doorstep of the Germans.

Delicacies from the White House POWER TALK Arati R. Jerath Uttar Pradesh to contest the 2014 election. He was spotted in Lodi Garden one morning asking the way to BJP leader Arun Jaitley’s tea corner. Apparently, Singh had heard that Jaitley holds a daily morning durbar over tea and biscuits in the capital’s premier walking space. The crowd is mostly lawyers and there’s a sprinkling of journalists. Being a lawyer himself, Singh decided that he had the right credentials to join the gathering. Unfortunately, he lost his way and couldn’t find the tea point. An obliging morning walker helped him out. Singh is obviously working the Jaitley route to Narendra Modi who will play a decisive role in distributing party nominations for the election.

Running away from the truth The planned Zubin Mehta music concert in

Rashtrapati Bhavan executive chef Machindra Kasture is back from a trip to the US capital Washington DC with an array of new recipes learnt firsthand from his counterpart at the White House Cristeta Comerford. He’s been experimenting with the dishes by serving up these delights over the past couple of weeks to President Pranab Mukherjee and the guests who join him for informal meals almost on a daily basis in the newly appointed dining rooms of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kasture was part of an 18-member group known as the Club des Chefs des Chefs or CCC which claims to be the world’s most exclusive gastronomical society. All its members are executive chefs to presidents, prime ministers and royal households in 18 nations and they meet every year in different member countries to exchange notes on foodie delights. This year, it was the turn of the White House chef to host co-members. Also on the agenda was a meeting with the world’s most powerful man, President Barack Obama, which probably was the high point for Kasture.

‘Growth and perfection of love leads to the merger with God’ I

N Indian villages I have seen with my own eyes… in India you cannot marry a widow. It is really the same logic because if people start marrying widows then who cares about virginity? In a strange way widows look more beautiful. Perhaps they have to look more beautiful, otherwise who is going to be interested in them? Virgins are inexperienced, look childish; widows are experienced, well polished, more attractive. But in an Indian village, if you marry a widow, the whole village — which is still a tribe — boycotts you, and the boycott is total. You cannot take water from the village well, you cannot purchase anything from any village shop; nobody will welcome you into his home. The village will simply forget about you as if you don't exist. You cannot live; it is impossible. If you cannot purchase anything and nobody speaks to you, if you cannot even get water from the well, life has become impossible. What kind of freedom…?

Enslaver becomes a slave One man — he was one of my students in the University — told me that he would like to marry a widow. In India that is a problem.

Nobody wants to marry a widow. So there are people who think that to marry a widow is a great sacrifice. I said, "You can marry, but once you have married she will not be a widow. Then what will you do? Then the whole charm will disappear because the charm is in her being a widow." He laughed — he thought I was joking. And he got married. And after six months he said, "You were right. I'm no more interested in her. My interest was basically

I am absolutely in favour of liberation — liberation for both man and woman — because it is a simple law: the enslaver also becomes a slave of his own slaves. Man has enslaved woman, but he has also become a slave. That's why you cannot find a husband who is not really henpecked — at least I have not found one yet. I have been searching for a husband who is not henpecked.

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Once I was on a journey and someone asked me which word in a man's vocabulary was the most valuable. My reply was, "Love". The man was surprised. He said he had expected me to answer "soul" or "God". I laughed and said, "Love is God." Raising on the ray of love one can enter the enlightened kingdom of God. It is better to say that love is God than to say that truth is God, because the harmony, the beauty, the vitality and the bliss that are part of love are not part of truth. Truth is to be known; love is to be felt as well as known. The growth and perfection of love lead to the ultimate merger with God. — Osho

in her widowhood. I wanted to show to the public that I am a great servant of people, that I am serving people even through my love. I am sacrificing my love for a widow. I am going against the society, I am going against the tradition. I am doing something great. But now the marriage has happened and the widow has come, now there is no point." I said, "You do one thing. You commit suicide. She will be a widow again, and somebody else will have a chance to serve her again. If you are really a public servant, do this." Since then I have not seen him.

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Justice should not be delayed in Asaram’s case THE Court has taken the right decision to send fake molester, rapist and self-styled godman Asaram Bapu to judicial custody for 14 days. Since the police investigation is complete and the police claim to have solid evidence against him for raping a young girl in his Indore ashram, they should not waste their time and must file the charge sheet as early as possible against him as he will be out on bail and may tamper with the evidence and may put pressure on the victim and her family to withdraw the case and threaten them with dire consequences. The urgent need of the hour is that since nobody is above law he should not be spared and must be severely punished for his heinous crime and for lowering the Indian culture to rock bottom. It is high

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time no political party should support him due to his huge vote bank. Any supporter of Asaram Bapu who tries to disturb normal life across the country must be punished by the authorities with iron hand and which must be lesson for others who violate the law for their own selfish gain. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

  

IT is disgusting to note rape cases happening one after another. As usual the rapists know that no law in India is going to harm them or touch them, so the crime goes on. Before this also I had mentioned that our judiciary system is very slow in rapes and acid attack cases. So-called ‘SAINT’ has also taken a chance to do such

SWIFT ACTION NEEDED: Police should file the charge sheet against Asaram quickly, otherwise he will manage to get bail and tamper with the evidence gathered against him. crime(RAPE), because he knows he has got full support from the

this problem?” As a concerned geologist, I had studied the potholes in different parts of the city for a few IT is reported that the Union Cabiyears now and found that in all the net on 22.8.2013(Thursday) cleared    cases, it is the bitumen that fails a proposal to blunt the SC order disqualifying a legislator in the event of CHILLING call from Shakti Mills re- first, leading to the exposure of the ‘conviction’ for an offence attracting veal the sad state of affairs in Mum- crushed stones that form the road a sentence for of over two years. In bai city. Regular offenders rarely get ballast and the rain washes these off addition, the Union Cabinet on the caught and they repeat the act again gradually facilitating the enlargesame day is said to have cleared Ju- and again without the interference ment of the depression into ‘potdicial Appointment Commission of the police department. Monsters holes’ like what the rivers carve out Bill (JAC) that proposes to change made good on number of occasions on the rocks of the riverbed. the current Collegium System of in the same vicinity and the place The crores that are being spent on Judges appointing Judges by a Com- was meant for their illegal activities. filling up the potholes will only go mission also comprising the Law All the offenders were serial offend- down these holes and not help closMinister and two eminent person- ers and they have bad track record. ing them. alities to be selected by a Commit- When they were caught red— Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane tee consisting of the PM,the handed, all their activities came to Opposition Leader and the CJI. a halt for the time being. The way They have also said to have inserted they communicated to the friends a Clause empowering the Law Min- to join the party after the girl was APROPOS ‘Chavan admits mood on ister to ‘initiate’ a list of names of caught in their rape web shows how economic front is somber’ (ADC, Judges for the JAC to consider. It is professional they were and made Sep 2), which was evident while we imperative on the part of the Govt., the photojournalist their prey and observed that the state did not reto co-operate with the Judiciary and tried to call more friends to commit ceive any of the bids floated to difstrictly abide by the SC orders and the act. Unless some drastic meas- ferent reputable construction firms not toy with them at their own free ures taken in fast track court and se- for the Mumbai trans- harbour link will in tune with their whims and vere punishment handed over to (MTHL), which was indeed shockfancies. the culprits, such cruel acts will ing. The current economic condi— T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai continue for ever. before the magic deadline.

— Phiroze B. Javeri, Mumbai

Vital projects in jeopardy

— C.K.S. Ramaniam, Sanpada

Juvenile is not senile IF the justice system in our country does not see the light of day and continues to treat criminals under 18 with kids’ gloves, we’ll soon have gangsters deliberately recruiting “underage” persons for gangland killings, and every horny “youngster” will hasten to commit rape before he turns 18. With the benefit of only three years maximum period of detention no matter what the crime, it’s now an open invitation to the criminally-inclined to hasten up and fulfill their aim and ambition

Calling PM a ‘chor’ OUR Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cries like a little baby that no other country has MPs shouting ‘PM chor hai’ in Parliament. I don’t know whether he is chor or not but most probably, no other country has chor PM too. Then who will shout, and why? And even if there is one, he is nabbed and severely punished. Possibly our PM may not be chor but at least, he is the sardar, i.e. head of the party and the allies like DMK from where few chors have been robbing the nation since 2004 or even before that, by means of 2G, CWG, Adarsh, Bofors and fodder. And what about Coalgate? — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali

Prevent pothole formation

AMEND THE LAW: If there is no law to penalise juveniles severely, there may be rise in crimes by underaged criminals as criminal gangs will prefer to engage them.

THIS refers to the front-page report ‘In court today Potholes’ (ADC, Sep 3) to point out that the potholes do not form due to the constant digging of the roads by the various utility agencies because these diggings are mostly on the sides of the roads whereas the potholes develop all over the roads. The honourable judges of the Bombay High Court have rightly asked the question: “How do foreign countries manage

Police Dept., the political party (specially BJP), his followers, which will defend him from any sort of crime, in spite of knowing his involvement in the crime. It is obvious that from last five years he was untouched by our law (Guj. Govt.), now since he is arrested, he will be released within a couple of days. Any rapist, I repeat, any rapist, whoever he is, should be hanged immediately, without favouring, pampering or defending by any parties. — Perin Akolawala, Mumbai

  

IT took almost a week and a half for the Jodhpur police to arrest the self styled godman in the alleged rape case (when he should actually had been arrested within

24 hours of the FIR being filed). One can very well understand the pressure from the top to go slow on the case with such lackluster approach. One can understand the amount of delay it will take in the court and then finally the quantum of punishment for this heinous crime (if it’s proven). Asaram did not co-operate before his arrest, but can now expedite the proceedings to prove his “innocence”. Why doesn’t he undertake a MISSILE PARIKSHA (just like SITA’s Agni Pariksha). His case should be shifted to the fast track court in Syria where it’s now almost decided that America will launch an attack in a week or so. If Asaram survives this MISSILE PARIKSHA he is free and if he doesn’t then WE ARE! — Abdul Monim, Vashi

Team India up for grabs

tion of not only the state but the nation as such is deeply worrying. This would mean that more the time lapses the escalation would be automatic and thereby more draining of the public exchequer. Another ambitious project of the state namely the Versova-AndOF heri- Ghatkopar (VAG), LETTER THE DAY metro one is also not getting ready even partially this year as was envisaged earlier. This project suffered a late start and thereby got hit by time and cost overruns along with the Reliance Infra’s complications. This in turn is causing the state to opt for alternative other than running it along with R Infra, which would certainly mean delay in completion. The whole state of the art project scenario at the moment is gloomy, which needs lots of effective deliberation to untie the knots to bring back the project on the rail for an early completion, so that Mumbaikars could have the taste of the metro rail sooner .

TEAM India is up for grabs in England next summer. Team India will play five Tests in England for the first time since 1959 during next year’s tour, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday. The tour schedule also sees 50-over world champions India, who beat England by five runs in the Champions Trophy final at Edgbaston in June, involved in five one-day internationals and a T20. Three of the five Tests will be played at southern venues, Lord’s and The Oval in London plus Southampton’s Rose Bowl although, as the latter is a relatively new international ground, the Test there is still subject to confirmation. Team India is very calculative as the Board cut short tougher South Africa and New Zeland tours and the first part of English summer is easy to get acclammatised early. India is playing only calculative cricket and not competitive cricket.

— Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai

— S. Abhisheck Ramaswamy, Sion

Superstition is a sign of weakness ONE more activist like Dr. Dabholkar suffered because of the lack in security in this country. We offer security to Sachin Tendulkar, M.S. Dhoni and Ambanis and not to a common crusader like Dr. Narendra Dhabholkar. He came saw and conquered the people to get away from superstition and he showed his wrath on such a mean mindedness in many platforms. He did resist the campaign against him and defied all the protest to keep him away from the centrestage. In his death, Dr. Dabholkar’s bill sees light of day. It toook brutal murder to get rid of the rationalist and for the State Cabinet to brush the dust aside on the two decades old Anti-superstition bill and revive it. At last we saw the light at the end of the tunnel. Now we hear protests and people support the views of the great rationalist, who worked fearlessly for the cause against Black Magic. — Maniam Ramani, Khargar

  

caption to its regular bulletin. — Arun Malankar, Santa Cruz

  

URGENT ACTION: A law needs to be enacted against superstition at the earliest as demanded by Dr. Dabholkar. WHEN the cops investigating the Dabholkar murder case had gone to Goa to question a Sadhak of the Sanatan Sanstha, the media gave it wide publicity. When he was let off within a couple of hours by the police, the entire fourth estate chose to ignore this development in its totality. However, as an exception to the rule, one vernacular electronic channel chose to flash this news as a

IN a country where self proclaimed godmen, superstitious beliefs and measures in the form of black magic etc, attract millions of followers, it is indeed felt that a suitable bill or a law is required to be passed against many supersitious practices, self proclaimed babas and tantriks who indulge in torture and money making tactics. I feel that this matter is very delicate and that this should not be initiated only against a paritcular religion or sect. This should be applicable wherever there are superstitious practices. I am totally against some practices observed by resorting to killing of infants and children in most cases, human sacrifieces and animal sacrifices too. In almost every such ‘practice’ animals are the “scapegoats” and are freely killed, in large numbers. — S. Krishna Kumar, Dombivli


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Circle The set of points in a plane which are equidistant from a fixed point is called a circle.

Arc of a circle: A line containing the chord divides a circle into two parts. Each part of the circle together with the points common to the circle and chord is called an arc of the circle (minor arc MXN, major arc MYN).

Ex. 2.1(5) ‘O’ is the centre of the circle having radius 7 cm. Point P is in the plane of a circle. If OP = 4.5 cm, then state whether ‘P’ is in interior or exterior of the circle? Justify. Solution: The radius (r) of the circle is 7 cm. Point P is in the plane of the circle and OP = 4.5 cm. ∴ OP < r ∴ Point P is in the interior of the circle.

Properties of chords of the circle: Theorem: The perpendicular drawn from the centre of the circle to a chord bisects the chord. Converse: The segment joining the centre of the circle and midpoint of the chord is perpendicular to the chord. Property: Congruent chords are equidistant from the centre of a circle. Converse: The chords which are equidistant from the centre of a circle are congruent. Ex.2.2 (2) In the figure, A is the centre of a circle. Seg AR ⊥ chord PQ. If AP = 25 cm, AR = 7 cm, find the length of chord PQ. Solution: In right angled ∆APR, By Pythagoras theorem, AP2 = AR2 + PR2 ∴ ∴ ∴

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(25)2 = (7)2 + PR2 625 = 49 + PR2 PR2 = 625 – 49

∴ OP = 13

Inscribed angle: If the vertex of the angle is on the arc and the end points of the arc are on the sides of the angle, then the angle is an inscribed angle. In the given figure, ∠ACB is an angle inscribed in arc ACB.

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B Q

Inscribed angle theorem: The measure of the inscribed angle is half the measure of its intercepted arc. Note: In the above figure, ∠ACB is an inscribed angle and arc AQB is an intercepted arc. To solve – Ex. 2.4 (1) Corollary: Angles inscribed in the same arc are congruent.

2.22 ∴ PR2 = 576 ∴ PR = 24 cm The perpendicular drawn from the centre of a circle to a chord bisects the chord. ∴ PQ = 2PR = 2 x 24 cm = 48 cm. ∴ The length of chord PQ is 48 cm.

Cyclic quadrilateral and its properties: A quadrilateral with all its vertices on a circle is called a cyclic quadrilateral. Theorem: The opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary. To solve – Ex. 2.4 (2)

Tangent of the circle and its properties: A line in the plane of a circle which intersects the circle in one and only one point is a tangent to the circle. A tangent at any point of a circle is perpendicular to the radius through the point of contact. The line which is perpendicular to the outer end of the radius is a tangent to the circle. The length of the two tangent segments drawn to a circle from the external point is equal. Touching circles and its p rop erty: Coplanar circles having one and only one point in common are called touching circles. Centers of touching circles and a point of contact are collinear.

Problem Set 2 (page 183 – 185) (13) Three circles having centers A, B and C are touching each other externally. If AB = 5 cm, BC = 5 cm, AC = 4 cm then find the radii of the circles. Solution: Let r1, r2, r3 be the radii of the circles with centers A, B and C which are touching each other externally at P, Q and R as shown in the figure.

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If circles are touching externally then, PQ = r1 + r2 If the circles are touching internally then, PQ = r1 – r2. To solve – Problem Set 2 on page 184 (7). Ex. 2.3 (4) In the given figure, line PQ and line PR are tangents to the circle at Q and R having center ‘O’, if radius of the circle is 5 cm and PQ = 12 cm, find OP.

2.44 Solution: The tangent to the circle is perpendicular to the radius from the point of contact. ∴ seg PQ ⊥ radius OQ ∴ ∠PQO = 900 In right angled ∆PQO, by Pythagoras Theorem,

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The point of contact and the centers of two circles are collinear. ∴ AB = r1 + r2 = 5 … (A – P – B) (1) BC = r2 + r3 = 5 … (B – Q – C) (2) AC = r1 + r3 = 4 … (A – R – C) (3) Adding equations (1), (2) and (3), 2r1 + 2r2 + 2r3 = 14 ∴ r1 + r2 + r3 = 7 (4) Substituting the value of r2 + r3 = 5 in equation (4) 5 + r1 = 7 ∴ r1 = 7 – 5 = 2 Substituting the value of r1 + r3 = 4 in equation (4) 4 + r2 = 7 ∴ r2 = 7 – 4 = 3 Substituting the value of r1 + r2 = 5 in equation (4) 5 + r3 = 7 ∴ r3 = 7 – 5 = 2 Ans. The radii of the three circles are 2 cm, 3 cm and 2 cm. Multiple Choice Questions (for Internal Evaluation): 1. Find the measure of the diameter if the radius of the circle is 18 cm. a) 9 cm b) 36 cm c) 27 cm 2. Name the largest chord of the circle. a) Radius b) Semicircle

c) Diameter

3. What is the line that intersects a circle in two distinct points called? a) Secant b) Arc c) Tangent

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Noted journalist and author, Jerry Pinto, who recently won the Hindu Literary Award for his novel Em and the Big Hoom has been teaching since the age of 16. Three decades later, he remains passionate about teaching despite his success in the journalistic and literary world. He talks to Claudelle Monis and Vinaya Patil and tells them about his adventures as a teacher, a journalist and an author.

Mathematics teacher at the age of 16! What did that feel like? It felt very good, if truth be told. I was earning money and that was why I began to teach. I needed a way to fund my library, to buy all the books I wanted to buy. And so when my uncle Joseph Tellis, then a teacher at Campion School, Mumbai, went on a vacation to Goa, he left me with a few of his students who I began to teach. And their mothers sent me on to other students and before I knew it, I was off and running.

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I had a first choice. I think most boys of my age and my generation and my academic achievement were actually asked, “So what do you want to become, a doctor or an engineer?” Most children are literal-minded. Presented like that, it seemed as if it were a binary choice, that one could only choose one or the other. Ever present in my mind was also what I had often heard said, that a humanities degree was for girls and duffers. I don’t think I ever made a choice about a career. Teaching was one way to earn money and when my father died — I was 21 years old at the time — it seemed like a good

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way to keep the family going. I was finishing a law degree at that time and thought that I would start working as soon as I was done. I stood sixth in the University of Mumbai but when I went looking for a job, I was told at one firm that I would have to deposit money and then would be paid from the interest. At another firm, I was told that I would be paid a pittance. I could not afford it and so abandoned the idea of a career in law without a second thought. Along the way, as I was teaching, I also began writing for the newspapers, thanks to the intervention of an inspired friend, Rashmi Paklhivala nee Hegde.

What made you take up law? You know, if you win enough debates and you speak well and you think on your feet, someone is likely to say, ‘You should be a lawyer.’ And when your parents ask you what you want to do after your duffer degree, you begin to say, ‘Law’ without too much conviction in your voice. But if you say something often enough you find yourself believing it too. And then three years have passed and you have mugged up enough to sit for eighteen examination papers and you have written enough to convince someone you know the law and there you are. One more degree. One more lawyer. Did you ever think of giving it up when you achieved success as a writer and journalist? Every year, journalists go into the editor’s cabin or sit with HR heads and argue for raises but they never ask whether they can raise the rates for the freelance journalists they rely on when they are commissioning. I have written about this before and posted on Facebook about this. So much for solidarity! As long as I was a freelance journalist, there was no way I could pay the bills even if I wrote, as I often did, a piece a day. So I never thought of giving up teaching mathematics as long as I was a freelance journalist. At the age of thirty though, I had taught for fourteen years. I was beginning to take writing seriously as a career and I was even teaching journalism at the Sophia Institute for Social Communications Media. When Hutokshi Doctor offered me a job at the Sunday Review of the Times of India, I took it. It meant a huge reduction in how much I was earning but I could still manage. How do students react to you when they learn of your success? Do you think they take you more seriously or less because of it? Before they come into class, students like the

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idea of a teacher who has won a National Award or whatever. When they are actually in class, that fades away. What remains is whether the person there is doing a good job teaching or not. So I think my students will always be happy for me when they read a good review of something I have written or when they hear of an award or something like that. But the batch you’re teaching? They’re only interested in whether you’re making as much of an effort as you should.

Today, would you consider teaching your calling or journalism? Or even writing for that matter? I don’t like labels. Labels turn prescriptive. And prescriptions turn into restrictions. So I prefer to say I’m Jerry Pinto and I teach when I walk into a class at SCM and I write when I’m sitting at my desk or at my computer and I’m an editor when I am called on to edit and I’m a child rights activist when I walk into a board meeting of MelJol. I remain the same person, with the same commitments, the same enthusiasms, the same failings (a quick temper, for instance) and the same weaknesses. And there are mornings when I would rather lie in bed and be a writer and say to myself ‘I am thinking about the right adjective just now, please don’t disturb’. But it is a Thursday morning and I have to be in class at eight and I have to be on time, or how can I teach my students punctuality. And, if I can’t teach my students to be punctual, how can I teach them journalism?! So I lug myself out of bed and make a dash for it and wish that the world could be organized according to my moods.

What was the inspiration behind ‘Em and the Big Hoom’? I don’t remember who first said, “Write what you know” for a first novel. Or did s/he say it for all novels? I don’t know. This is what I know. This is what I wrote.

How is it taking social communications and journalism lessons for the youth? It’s great fun. It’s heart-breaking. It’s magic. It’s misery. It is everything you want it to be on the days when you and your class are working together. It is a tragedy on other days, when students are fractious or tired or bored or whatever it is students are when they’re not being students but just being young people with lots of energy for Facebook and very little energy for reading.

How do you view teaching and journalism as professions in comparison to each other? Good question. There’s a measure of didacticism which is part of both professions but you let it get out of hand in either one and it’s curtains for you and for your aim. Both professions attract the oddly-sized, the prickly pears of the world. That’s what makes the teachers common room and the press club such interesting places. What makes you want to teach assuming you don't have to? As for whether I have to or not, I have to work for a living. But this week, for instance, my students will submit their long-form essays. That’s five thousand words each from 40 students. That’s 200,000 words to read and edit and assess and grade. There are easier ways to make a living. So I teach because it’s my way of paying back.

he extremely event passionate and talented students of Asia’s best event college organised three world class events at Bhaidas Hall on September 2. It was a spectacular execution, quite easily done by the NIEM students. The guidance was provided by Dr. Hoshi Bhiwandiwalla, Dr. Rajiv Zaveri, Niti Bengali, Anish Washa, Shahaan Chesan, Zeal Soni, Kobad Kerawalla, Mayur Pathak, Ravi Gohil and Karan Ganatra. The day started with a grand dance contest, judged by the famous Mr. Longie Fernandes, Mr. Hemu Sinha and Mr. Nehal Khan. The winning teams were R.D.C, followed by Rhythm Ryders and Dark Lights. The audience choice team was Checks Crew. Next was the College Idol judged by Principal Dr. Geeta Mohan and TV stars Dushyant Wagh and Suchita Trivedi. The six <<Winners of Mr. & Ms.University (Mumbai) with judges Shruti Srivastav and Pranav Mishra male winners starting from first were Arjun The Mr & Ms University Mumbai finale, Singh Tanwar, Brijesh Gawande, Kishan were Nishita Rathod, Magen Fernandes, Majethia, Tajinder Singh Ahuja, Bhavya Shah Sadaf Khan, Christina Willams, Tanya Shroff held in the evening, was judged by Pranav and Pranav Kulkarni. The six female winners and Mahek Maroo. Mishra and Shruti Shrivastava. The male sec-

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I met some seriously interesting people thanks to journalism. I got to talk to scientists and poets and authors and inventors because I was a journalist. I got to poke around and ask questions. I got to think and to read. I got to read and got paid to write reviews and got to keep the books. I want to impart some of that excitement to my students. I want them to be freed too, to be liberated from the constructions and constrictions with which they define themselves. I don’t know if I succeed. I try though.

Do you think students have changed over the years? Do they expect you to have answers to everything? No two students are the same. No two batches are the same. And my hat, when have students ever believed that their teachers have the answers to everything? At the post-graduation stage, they make disbelief in authority into a precondition for existence. And that’s the way it should be. Otherwise how would they become journalists? How would they challenge authority? How would they ask, cui bono? How would they look chief ministers in the eye and ask difficult questions? How would they be the voice of the voiceless? How would they defend democracy for all of us?

Do you think the youth will ever be inclined towards teaching? There will always be some people who will take up teaching. There will always be some people who will take up journalism. They are among the lowest paid of all professions, according to the International Labour Organisation. I think it takes a special genius for poverty to choose both.

Do you think teaching has evolved since you started? Is this evolving for better or for worse? Teaching as a profession is better paid now than it ever was. That’s good news for those who are inside the system. As for freelance teachers, they still have to struggle for raises. But at the end of it all, when you see a byline in a newspaper and you recognize the quiet student who has now started on her way; when you get an email from a student thanking you because she’s now at Columbia; when another student gets an award and another makes a lovely documentary, you know why you were there, setting assignments, correcting them and feeling your way as you taught something that you were still in the process of learning. (I try not to say, “She’s my student, you know” because I don’t want to usurp their achievements but I say it to myself and hug it to my heart.)

PS: To all my students out there. If I was mean or harsh or rude in class, I didn’t mean it. If you were hurt by something I said, I’m taking this opportunity to apologise to you. I am sorry.

ond runner-up was Mitul Bhanushali, first runner-up was Arbaz Shaikh and Mr University was Saad Quereshi. In the ladies section, the second and first runners-up were Magen Fernandes and Riddhima Sishupal respectively while Gauri Mehta was Ms University. Ms. Smile was Roopali Naik, Ms. Photogenic, Charmee Oza while Dingi Makwana bagged Ms. Ten. Mr. Robust was shared by Ajinka Sawant, Rohit Pardeshi, Aslam Khan, Rohit Singh and Ashutosh Singh. Mr. Photogenic was shared by Riyaz Shaikh, Satendra Tiwari, Danish Kohli, Derrick Fernandes and Siddhart B. The Celeb entries in the show were Aaron Chaudhary and Vikas Kumar. The shows were hosted by Hugo D’Souza. The prize sponsors were Mickey Mehta’s 360 Degrees Wellness Fitness Gym and Swan Fashion Accessories. The Print partners were Afternoon Courier and Despatch, Janmabhoomi and Parsi Times. The show left the audience mesmerised.


Young and Younger

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MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

With the youth forming a majority of India’s population today, it is no wonder that we see them taking over most professions. Teaching, traditionally considered the stronghold of the older and more experienced lot, is no exception to this trend. This Teachers’ Day, we have a couple of young teachers speaking to Vinaya Patil and Claudelle Monis about teaching the youth. What got you into this profession and when did you first think of it? This is one profession where you get to interact with the youth. You can forever stay young at heart with this profession, considering the amount of time you spend with the students every day. It keeps you on your toes. This idea got me into this profession. I, however, do not exactly remember when I thought of taking it up as a full-time profession. I think the idea just grew inside me and here I am today.

SHAGUN MATTOO, 26, BMS LECTURER, BHAVAN’S COLLEGE What got you into this profession and when did you first think of it? I’ve been teaching at Bhavan’s for a year and a half now, but teaching was not my first career choice. I’ve done my Masters in HR and the logical conclusion to this degree is a job in HR. However, I was not keen on entering the corporate world and that was when my mum, who’s been a teacher for almost 10 years, told me to try teaching. Did you always want to teach the youth or did you ever think of teaching in school? My initial plan was to teach kindergarten kids since I was apprehensive about teaching college kids. When I told my mum what I was worried about, she and other teachers who taught degree college courses, spoke to me and told me that teaching college students is much easier than handling children. Once I had the right motivation, I started lecturing and realised that they were right. How do you connect with your students? I prefer being their friend.I don’t like a formal learning environment. I enter class and give my students 15 minutes to share their views with me. Once they’ve settled down, I start with an interactive session and ensure that the entire lecture has sufficient activity to keep them engrossed.

Have you ever been taken lightly because of your age? I’ve never been taken lightly because of my age simply because I set the ground rules when I first walked into class. I told them I’m not a ‘strict’ teacher, but I’m not one to sit quiet either if they try to take me lightly. Since I made myself clear on the first day, I’ve never had a problem. Do you think more youngsters should take up teaching? I think more youngsters ,especially women, should take up teaching since it is profesionally fulfilling and gives you a freedom that few other professions do. It leaves you with enough time for yourself and your family, something that corporate jobs limit.

Did you always have older teachers or did you encounter a young teacher too? I was taught mostly by older teachers. But I did have one young teacher. I found myself more comfortable in her class and could KANAKA DESHMUKH, 17, approach her with probHSC (ARTS) STUDENT, lems without hesitation. The age difference with MITHIBAI COLLEGE my older teachers creDo you prefer learning with a young teacher or an older ated a barrier of sorts. one? I love learning with young teachers because of their ability to Where do you see make learning fun. They are also more relatable and easier to talk the profession five to. While older teachers can get irritable occasionally, younger years from now? teachers tend to be more free and less formal with their students. I think colleges will Younger teachers also allow discussions and let us express ourhave more male selves because they’ve been where we are now, not too long ago. teachers as teaching Older teachers, on the other hand, can be dogmatic in their seems to have picked classes and enforce their views on us. up with men too. Also, However, the younger teachers’ lack of experience makes working with kids of them less aware of older concepts, thereby making it difany age should be expeficult for them to explain these ideas to us. They also rienced by everyone find it difficult to maintain discipline in class because there’s never a dull sometimes, and while that’s fun for a few moment with them. No two students, others might find it days are ever the same and annoying. there is so much that can be learnt from them.

Did you always want to teach the youth or did you ever think of teaching at school level? I have always wanted to teach the youth. One practical reason was my qualification, which was suited for a college teacher. Also, I always looked forward to knowing the youth, learning their means and ways. This is not to undermine school teaching. Ultimately, school is the place where we all learn the basics of academics and life alike.

which the youngsters don’t. The senior teachers have gathered immense knowledge and experience over years of teaching and interacting with the students. For instance, even at a basic level, I myself feel the difference in my teaching every new day. I feel that I getting better at it with ever past day’s experience. Likewise, the seniors have mastered the art and thus pass it on to the students. The younger teachers, on the other hand, might be well-qualified, but they may fall short on first-hand experience. However, the understanding level between a teacher and a student might be much higher when the teacher is young. The generation gap is minimal and thus, the teacher is more capable of understanding the students in terms of their attitudes, mentalities and problems. The environment around students is changing with every passing day and the senior teachers might not necessarily be able to understand this change and thus might not relate to the students at all levels. So yes, there are both pros and cons of the younger lot teaching.

How do you connect with your students? I ensure that I maintain a causal attitude towards my students when not in class. I do not carry my teacher Did you always have the persona outside the older lot as your teachclassroom. That ers? Or did you makes them feel comencounter a young fortable and I teacher too? How am considered was your experiapproachable. ence like? AKSHAYA PATIL, 25, Another important I had both of them ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, aspect according to - senior teachers and me is that your stua few young ones JAI HIND COLLEGE dents must come up too. We always to you for guidance. looked at the senior When my students ones with respect. approach me after class with their prob- We couldn’t gel with them completely. We, lems, I acknowledge it and assure them of however, could share a lot with the younger help. This creates a friendly bond between teachers. This is my personal experience. us, which in turn helps me teach better and helps them learn in a much easier way. Where do you see the profession five years down the line? Have you ever been taken lightly The chalkboard method may go away combecause of your age? How do you overpletely and power-point presentations will come such situations? take their place. The things that we are not Not yet. Like I said earlier, I do not wear able to explain through chalkboard techthe teacher coat out of the classroom. But, niques will be explained with the help of in the class, I am pretty strict with my stu- computerised teaching in a much smoother dents in terms of academics. This ensures a manner. healthy balance and rules out the possibiliI think technology will take over most of ty of taking my age for granted. the teaching job, which we have already begun to witness. Knowledge is available Do you think more youngsters should everywhere. take up teaching? What would its pros The teacher’s role has become even more and cons be? challenging because the students don’t want More youngsters should definitely take up you to teach them what they already know. teaching. But there are two sides to every Knowledge is no more limited to textbooks, coin. I feel that the senior people, like in any schools and colleges. With the advent of the other field, have truck loads of experience web, it is out there in the open.


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Director, Growth Centre, is a Post Graduate in Business Administration and has specialised in HR, and also holds a Post Graduation Diploma in Career Counselling

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If one wants to specialise as a chef, how can one go about it? —Sumedh Joshi Beside the prerequisite culinary skills and taste for good food, a chef should possess management skills. In other words, a chef is a production manager of kitchen/hotel who should understand market needs. Dedication, focused vision, creativity, hard-work, dignity for labor and interpersonal skills are required in the profession as much as in any other job. A full-term course in hotel management can just be the beginning.

I am doing my HSC (Science) and am interested in biology. My aptitude test results showed a full score in Health Sciences. Can you please give me details about a BSc. in dietetics? How can I pursue microbiology? Also, is there any medical course that does not require me to appear for the MHT-CET? —Harsha Naik Firstly, Aptitude Tests are a battery of tests and there are percentiles and not scores. So please check the validity of the test given as you are planning to set your career plan accordingly. Secondly, most colleges in Mumbai offer Dietetics only at the post-graduate level for students with a science background. For microbiolo-

Belly dance on the Side!

Belly dancing is yet another dance form that intrigues dancers but if you’re looking to make it a full-time career, think again! Dr. Preeti Kochar, a dentist and belly dance instructor at the Pulse Studio tells Naressa Coutinho why belly dancing can only fit well as a part-time career option parallel to a more mainstream career.

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he new millennium saw the famous Latina Shakira introduce a style of dance that became viral with her album Laundry Service and her Arabian belly dance moves in ‘Whenever Wherever’. Belly dance or Raqs Baladi as known to the Middle East, became a craze then and even today many women flock to belly dance studios to learn to shimmy and discipline their hips. “It’s a liberating dance form for girls”, says Dr. Preeti Kochar, a practicing dentist and belly dance instructor at Pulse Studio, “You don’t need a partner nor a group to dance; all you need to do is nurture a love for your own body and to respect it the way it is”. The comforting fact being that belly dance doesn’t demand a size zero but welcomes women of all age groups, shapes and sizes. However, over the years, Dr. Preeti has seen the dance form reach saturation and this becomes the ultimate deciding factor when you look at it from a career perspective. All arrows point to a successful part-time career option when talking of belly dancing, but if it will bend the full-time marker is something of a hiccup. Dr. Kochar says, “Having a mainstream occupation will put bread in your plate and as a part-time career, Belly dancing can be the hobby to pursue”. Most of us know what belly dancing is but besides being an Arabian sensational style, it is a dance with technique. Nine years into

belly dance instructing, Dr. Kochar explains thus, “As a dance form, belly dance entails isolated movements of individual body parts separating the upper body and lower body while training and muscle toning without the use of any equipment. Add a little more choreography and you’re in for a healthy cardio work out”. Belly rolls, hips circuits and jolly waves seem to define this dance form

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but today, adaptations from the west have assimilated contemporary styles thereby lending belly dancing a fusion texture of hiphop, Bollywood and even Latin styles. However, Dr. Preeti urges students to first learn the authentic art form as a folk style before fusing in other genres and get attuned to the Arabian beats and rhythms that alone can do justice to this oriental art. “Back in 2005 when I started to teach,” explains Dr.Preeti, “Belly dancing was a lucrative career option but with the popular-

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Louder than before: Dream Theater’s Enemy Inside

Progressive rock giant Dream Theater is at it again, this time armed with an arsenal of ideas from new drummer Mike Mangini in the single ‘The Enemy Inside’. The first single from their 12th studio album, Dream Theater keeps you wanting more. Right from the Harsh Godbole start, ‘The Enemy K J Somaiya College Inside’ leaves the listener stunned and James LaBrie’s vocals keep you in a state of anxiety as the band explores the genre of Thrash metal. Softer keyboard and bass overlays add a different perspective through the song. Many would argue that the band has gone slightly stale with their recent albums, and this unfortunately reflects in the initial guitar sequences and a later instrumental section. On the other hand, John Petrucci manages to pull off a stupefying solo around the end. In a nutshell, this is a treat for all progressive rock fans.

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Mohini Dey: The Bass Prodigy

She stands at one end of the studio looking unperturbed in the vicinity of great musicians like A.R. Rahman, Sivamani, Farah Siraj and many others. Clutching the humble bass as the camera zooms in to her, she breaks out into an astonishing bass riff. And behold, she is just 17. Playing the bass from the age of three and professionally recording from the age of 10, Mohini Dey, from Calcutta is rightly regarded as one of the most creative bassists in India. Her father Sujoy Dey, a professional bassist himself, has been instrumental in her rise as a musician. Dey can be seen in the latest MTV Coke Studio edition with A.R. Rahman.

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gy you will have to pursue your Bachelors & Masters in the same subject. For all medical courses, admission is based on scores in the HSC as well as the entrance exam.

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<< MATHS MASTERS! Ideal Play Abacus India Private Limited (IPA) organised the 9th National Level Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition 2013 and 5th National Level Speed Arithmetic Competition 2013 at a gala function held at Our Lady of Salvation High School. The IPA Awards will be presented by luminaries like Hon. Shri. P.R. Rai, Chairperson of Rammurti Education Society. Send your photos to: Education, ADC, Janmabhoomi Bhavan, 3rd Floor, Janmabhoomi Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001. Ph. 022 40768999 education@afternoondc.in Kindly avoid sending objectionable photos. Your photos should reach us before Monday.

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WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO STUDY ABROAD NOW THAT THE DOLLAR IS NEARING RS.70? Currency exchange rates are not stable. They are constantly fluctuating and I can’t put my academics and career on hold because of this. Ketaki Joshi BMS Student

I don’t want to increase the burden on my family by choosing to go abroad now. Anyway, the course I want to do is also available in India. Ankit Nahar HSC Student Since I’m determined to go abroad to study, I don’t mind waiting for the rate to drop so I can pursue my dream. Shweta Thakur BMS Student

Among other characters, Tom Buchanan is, for all his sins and evils, The gold pallor imminent and the glitter honest with anyone but Daisy. Although and lush of the era apparent, The Great his foolhardy debacles and a constant Gatsby is a tale of love and the lack of it affair with Myrtle, he indulges in a sort of which is unforgettable, sins that make love that rises only from marriage. Jordan the rich richer that are unforgivable, Baker, however, doesn’t fall in love the and events that out of sheer happenway Daisy does, instead she maintains stance surprise you and are approprithe detachment and customary halfately unforeseeable. promising love which is that of the man’s Nick Carraway owns a voice in the in Gatsby’s era. Nick maintains his narrative that is distinctly plain and detachment until the final twist of plot Shaivya Ramani detached yet whose fate is horribly wherein each character resorts to their Mithibai College intertwined with the fates of the glamown identity, revealing them. Tom resorts orous and the rich. Fitzgerald’s words are a soothing sea to his wedded love with Myrtle no more a concern, Daisy of slithering smoke like that of Daisy’s cigarettes, all feeble and lacking promise as a lover to Gatsby attachhonest and thinning to nothing. The book talks not only es herself to her husband. Jordan disappears in her of a man who is a mystery but a man who is chasing that deficiency of care and Nick realises that his earlier which is unattainable. He is chasing absolute and entire opinion has been shattered and has been replaced by a love that couples with devotion and is only his, his and sort of saddened devotion to him after death. Daisy’s. Then again, love isn’t the most attainable theme The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s brilliant narafter all. ration of the hopeful green light at the end of the dock.

It is waiting for Gatsby as much as Gatsby waits for it, only with not as much promise. Gatsby’s love which remains his absolute dream turns into something else entirely. The unattainable light embodies this dream. From a distance, it is brilliant and shines with a glitter of colours seeking an honest shade of love, promising the same in return. Only, closer it is nothing but a light that a dock exudes. It is that which is not magical. This obviously argues with the dreams that the light represents. Are they all not good enough? Only the dream itself can tell. The entirety of Gatsby’s life, however, is a conflict between goodness and richness, only to be shot down by a poor and miserable force. Nick, the honest simpleton that he is, is no more just that. He, in the end, is chasing the light while seated next to a dead and dreamless Gatsby.

Dream with ‘Godrej LOUD 2013’

showcased their dreams to a panel of senior Godrej leaders comprising Nisaba Godrej, Executive Director, Innovation, GCPL; Sumit Mitra, Head, Group Human Resources & Corporate Services, GILAC; Mark Kahn, Partner, Omnivore Partners and Parmesh Shahani, Founder, Godrej India Culture Lab. The initiative gave an opportunity to all the first year students of prominent institutions such as SIBM, XIMB, MDI, FMS, IIFT, NITIE, IIM Lucknow, Kozhikode and Ahmedabad to fulfil their dreams. Besides being enthusiastically LOUD on the campus, Godrej LOUD has been equally exciting on the social media platform.

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I have graduated from a private university and have been working with a garment company for the last 4 years handling sales. I have also worked in a call centre for nearly 2 years before this to get myself some exposure. I was always fascinated by Events but did not know how to go about it. Should I get into Events? Can you suggest someone who can guide me in getting a good job? —Sameer It would be your personal decision whether to or not to get into Events. Take the decision considering your financials, academic record, financial status and family support. Speak to people already into the field and understand the demands of the industry as well as your interest and your long term goals. You may take up certain events on a personal level to understand your potential. Academically, you can opt for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Event Management to start with. However, remember you may have to start from scratch.

ity of the art form increasing, a dime a dozen instructors emerged right through the city with their own unique styles of instructing. Hence, by itself Belly dancing cannot sustain you.” She goes on to say that one would also have to prove their worth because today people are aware of what is being taught and moreover are well-travelled so it is very important to be good at what you do. Obviously, there is also space for innovation within the Raqs Baladi. Where do you learn to belly dance? While there are many classes that offer courses, it’s important to find one that teaches the original authentic art form. Dr. Preeti, in her experience, says that it could take a dancer a month to get into the feel of the dance and the music because it is unconventional and requires some getting used to. As an instructor your charges would differ according to individual, group or private instructing and could range from anywhere between Rs.300 to Rs.1500 per hour. Does it involve any financial investment? No. Besides a pair of harem pants and an Arabian playlist, a belly dance instructor doesn’t have to make any major investments unless she is thinking of renting a place to conduct a class. Again, collaborating with gyms and clubs can easily solve this problem. Lastly, Dr. Preeti urges the youth looking to pursue a career in this field.“Don’t look at belly dancing as a career but make it a passion, one that you can pursue part time in addition to having a solid career.”

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t the Godrej headquarters in Vikhroli, September 3 was a day full of zest and young enthusiasm as 16 imaginative minds shared their dreams with much passion and conviction. These dreams ranged from ‘Shooting a music video in the laps of the Himalayas to Building a fully renewable energy driven school for girl child in Bundelkhand’. Some adventurous, some serene and some socially inclined, the platform saw beautiful dreams unravel in unique ways. The eight winners of Godrej LOUD 2013 were Shreyas Dwivedi, Abhishek Iyer, Gopi Reddy,

Shikhar Mathur, Kanika Virmani, Praveen Gupta, Shipra Agarwal, and Dignat Bhatt. Along with the sponsorship of up to Rs.5 lakh that help make their dreams a reality, the winners have also won themselves pre-placement

« HAPPENING SHAPPENING opportunities into Gurukul 2014, the summer internship programme at GILAC. This unique campus engagement, Godrej LOUD – ‘Live Out Ur Dream’ spanned over nine top management institutions of India and 16 finalists were shortlisted through a rigorous process from the 733 entries. The finalists


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« ALERTS IEEMA TO HOST ELECRAMA 2014

ELECRAMA 2014, the world’s largest power transmission & distribution (T&D) confluence to be hosted by IEEMA early next year at Bangalore city, will unleash among various other concurrent events, The Engineer Infinite (EI), a platform for engineering students to showcase their innovative projects aimed at providing smart and simple solutions in the electrical energy sector. The Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA) will once again hunt for India’s greatest innovation talent in the electrical sector during the event spread over five days between January 8 - 12, 2014. The pan-India competition comprising undergraduate, post-graduate and diploma students from colleges covering Electrotech subjects will have to submit their abstract online before September 22. While the branches in traditional Electrical and Mechanical Sciences are already a part of the branches eligible to participate, Engineer Infinite 2014 will include Computer Science and Information Technology branches as well – recognising the increasing role of Information Technology in the Electrical Energy sector. Projects qualifying for the grant list will be provided a financial grant of Rs.12,500 while each student member would be provided with a fixed financial subsidy to assist them in meeting the expenses for travel, stay, board and local conveyance to attend ELECRAMA 2014 for the display of their project. One faculty guide (if registered as part of project team) per selected project team would be provided with a fixed financial subsidy. The winner of the Engineer Infinite event will get a cash reward of Rs. 2 lakh, while two winners in the second position would receive Rs. 1 lakh each. In addition Rs. 50,000 would be given to three participants in the third position. The faculty guides and the institutions that the prize winners belong to would be recognised with certificates.

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A royally dramatic affair The inter-collegiate drama competetion, OLIO, is into its 13th year and is all set to hit the floor soon with its ‘Royal Affair’ theme. By Verus Ferreira

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he popular inter-collegiate drama competition OLIO is back. This is the only English theatre competition of its kind that brings out the true talent of students (junior and senior), and gives them a break from academics in its effort to find fresh talent at the college level. The drama festival has made history in creating some versatile actors, directors and script writers including actress Frieda Pinto who won Best Actress in 2004. OLIO has passed the twelve year mark and is well into its 13th year now. Hosted by St. Andrew’s College, the theme this year is Royal Affair: A Modern interpretation of Kings and Queens. Participating colleges have to come up with original 10-minute scripts for the eliminations which are held in midAugust, after which four selected colleges get a chance to enact a 20-minute one act

Colleges participating in this year St. Xavier’s College- Marine Lines, MMK College- Bandra, National College - Bandra, St. Andrews - Bandra, Wilson College Charni Road, KC College - Churchgate, Hinduja College - Marine lines, Lala Lajpatrai College - Mahalaxmi, Tolani College Andheri, Royal College - Mira Road, NK College - Andheri, Pravin Gandhi College Vile Parle

SABIC PARTNERS WITH IITB MONASH

SABIC Research & Technology Private Limited (SRTPL) has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement in Bengaluru with the IndoAustralian IITB-Monash. This partnership will pave the way for close collaboration in multiple research projects, allowing both organizations to mutually develop advanced technologies into innovative solutions that meet global needs and demands in a number of areas that benefit society. The scope of collaboration will extend to all of SABIC’s Technology & Innovation centers worldwide. IITB-Monash, is based at the Powaii campus off IIT Bombay and operates as an independent, autonomous research institution. It attracts the best talent – students as well as academic and research staff – to work on goal directed cross-disciplinary grand challenges.

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER INTAKE

Sheffield Hallam University, one of the UK’s largest universities, announces its November 2013 intake for three computing courses following the September admission that includes MSc Information Technology Professional, MSc Database Professional and MSc Enterprise Systems Professional. The above courses will include an industrial expertise module for the students that will facilitate a better work experience by assigning them into groups to undertake a project for an external client. As part of this module, students will be asked to apply their learning to a real world situation through the help of their experience and understanding. The application form for the November 2013 intake can be obtained from Sheffield Hallam University's South Asia office in Delhi on 011-2370 6239/40/41 or by emailing india@shu.ac.uk. The last date for application is October 15.

St. Andrew’s College. Aakash Saluja, President of OLIO this year says that for him, event management has always been the focus in his career, and working on OLIO is one of the biggest opportunities for him before he finishes college. “Many others like me use OLIO as a platform to showcase our talents. I believe that we can take OLIO to the next level this year and make it big." For this, hard core promotional activities are carried out by the OLIO team months in advance. With the competition only a few days away, the OLIO team is now busy preparing for last minute hiccups. The competition not only has the best in stage performances with the winning college walking away with a trophy, it also has fillers, vouchers and goodie bags as well as loads of spot prizes for the audience too. St. Andrews won OLIO 2012 and all eyes are on participants this year, to see who emerges the winner. Tickets for the competition to be held at St. Andrews Auditorium on September 6 from 9 am to 2 pm are available at St. Andrews College.

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play at the finals which is held in the first weekend of September. The initial round helps tap hidden talent and brings youngsters on stage, thus helping them gain confidence and a chance to move ahead in theatre. Every year the venue witnesses a mad rush for tickets, with several latecomers going empty handed. Unlike St. Xavier’s College fest Malhar which is solely for college students, at OLIO the general public is also permitted to book tickets and attend the competition. The event is backed by a talented committee that oversees the functioning and working of the festival and ensures that OLIO has something exciting to give to the audience. “I have been involved with the event from the very first year and have watched it grow from strength to strength. There is so much talent in colleges and so many waiting for a chance to get on to the big stage. Seeing amateur actors, directors,

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St. Andrews College, KC College, Pravin Gandhi College and Wilson College.

writers starting on our stage and making it to showbiz reinforces our belief that OLIO has achieved its purpose. Besides this, the tremendous organising needed to coordinate an event like this, is the perfect training ground for those wishing to head for a career in Event Management,” feels Prof. Desiree Gonsalves, Professor-in-charge,

Best Play : Rs.12,OOO Runners-Up Best Play: Rs.6,OOO Best Actor: Rs.4,000 Runners-Up Best Actor: Rs.2,000 Best Actress: Rs.4,000 Runners-Up Best Actress: Rs.2,000 Best Director: Rs.8,000 Best Sound & Lights: Rs.4,000 Best Script: Rs.4,000


“Understand the industry, groom yourself and be a good listener”

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MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

For this profession you have to network, network, network, says Sunil Anand, Senior Executive Marketing with Mirah Hospitality and Food Solutions Pvt. Ltd

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did my PG Diploma in Advertising and Media from Mumbai University, Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations and B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering. Currently, I handle the marketing and brand communication for Manchester United Cafe Bar and Falafels which involves Planning and Strategy, Branding, Marketing budgets, Public Relations, Events, ATL & BTL activities such as advertising, social media, cross promotions, tie-ups and vendor management. Food testing during new menu launches and food festivals is the best part here but the job keeps me on toes at work so I can save on gymming what with all the running done. My job profile is suited in any industry, as the work is almost similar once you understand the product, market and target audience. It is not monotonous and it interests me because every time you have to come up with fresh ideas. I have handled media clients so it was very exciting as I used to get the scoop for my friends from other industries. Best moments were the involvement in pre-production, production and post-production of a TVC shoot and also getting featured in it; yes I got a chance to be a model in the TVC and print shoot of

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a campaign. There were ups and downs too. Discussions with fellow colleagues and seniors always help. One of the best things I learnt is not to sit with problems, but to do something about it; discuss or at least make your team aware of it. I like the glamour, being associated with a brand; the challenge to come up with innovative, creative and engaging stuff, to generate footfalls and support sales.

My education has helped me in many ways. I am an engineer graduate because my parents wanted me to do engineering. During my college days, I was actively involved in cultural fests and presentations which helped me in gaining a lot of confidence and developing my per-

sonality. Also, people skills which are very much important in any field as maintaining healthy relations and being a good listener really does help in growing. <<Sunil Anand When I was out of college I was not sure what to pursue as a career and was certain about not getting into engineering again. By a friend’s reference, I got a job of Marketing and Operations in a tourism-ground handling firm, later through socializing, I learnt about advertising and the job profile known as ‘Client Servicing’. During client servicing days, interaction with clients turned into friendships which helped me understand their exact profiles and what I would have to do to get on to the clients’ side. Thus, now I am at the clients’ side, handling 360 degrees of marketing communications for brands. Training days are the best time of life. After my graduation in engineering I worked as a fresher for a digital media agency, print media agency and handled the marketing profile too. These areas were very new for me as I did not have a base in mass communications. My seniors saw the urge for learning in me and with each new task added more responsibilities which helped me understand the different verticals of marketing. I thank them for being great mentors and letting me make mistakes so that I could learn from them and improve. Talking about creative agency days, I worked as a client servicing person in agencies, who handles clients and is the face of the agency. So as to balance this act, my seniors taught me to maintain a task list and

a job status report, research and survey work, management of resources, vendors, and prominently time management. Apart from this, the daily brainstorming sessions developed a creative streak in me. I learnt how important and different various types of communications can be. Being on the clients’ side now, I understand why my clients use to be impatient about the jobs. The amount of work put in by the art, copy and studio departments is commendable. I did all media related studies after graduation. While working, I completed Diploma in Advertising and Media from Welingkars and PG Diploma in Advertising and Media from Mumbai University. The fees are very nominal and anyone with passion and who is ready to compromise on weekends can do this course with ease. Depending upon how well you crack the interview, good communication and confidence is what is required in my field. The starting salary can be Rs.10 to15 thousand per month. It takes about three to four years to become a professional. The salary goes up to a seven-figure salary per annum, if you have a good CV. The best part about the job is that you are surrounded by fun-loving, smart and party animals. The job keeps you always updated with the happenings around the globe. You can also be a freelance consultant on marketing planning and strategy or handle PR assignments. The difficulties are about getting the right opportunity and the right people. My advice for those who want to take up my profession is Understand the industry, get educated and groom yourself; always be presentable, be a good listener, work hard and network, network, network. As told to Monarose Sheila Pereira

Grass-root exposure with international perspectives T

he 2013 edition of Tata ISES culminated with a contingent of 20 international students – seven from University of California, Berkley, USA; one from the University of California, Davis, USA; seven from the London School of Economics & Political Science, UK; and five from the University of Cambridge, UK – completing their two-month experiential internship in the ongoing Corporate Sustainability (CS) projects of the Tata companies in India. The batch of Tata ISES 2013, worked hands-on on the community initiatives of the Tata companies and entities like Tata Steel, Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors, Titan, Tata

Teleservices, Tata Capital, Tata Coffee, Tata Quality Management Services, Tata Medical Center and the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust for a period of two-months. The areas of their projects ranged from the impact assessment of CS programmes at various Tata companies to sustainable livelihoods; perceptions about infection control at hospitals; safe drinking water; affirmative action; climate change programme evaluations; and road maps for a carbon neutral village (Please find attached Annexure 1: Tata ISES – 2013 project list). The programme structure of Tata ISES 2013 provided the interns with

grass-root level exposure to India and at the same time brought international perspectives and practices to these projects at Tata companies, promoting international understanding. One of the interns, Peter Myers, currently pursuing a M.A. in Development Practice from UC Berkley undertook a project at Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and worked in the district of Murshidabad, West Bengal with under-privileged children to gauge the impact of Integrated approach to Technology in Education (ITE) being deployed by the Trust with the objective of bridging the digital divide and

improving learning processes among the ‘have nots’ of the society. Describing his experience Myers said, “I got a real flavour in India for what local governments have thecapacity to provide for their people, and how that gap needs to be filled by private industry, NGOs, and organisations like the Tata trusts. Vital changes like education reform, if left only to the government, will not reach the current generation fast enough. The private sector is hugely important for helping that change, and the Tata trusts are a major part of the effort”. He further said, “My early career in international development has

already taken me to several places around the world. The experience that the Tata ISES programme has given me is important for my future work, both in terms of improving how well I understand situations from the sub-continent that will come across my desk, and in terms of giving me a leg up over other colleagues who haven't worked in such a key area as India.” Herbert Santo de Lima, currently pursuing MSc in Environment and Development from London School of Economics, interned with Tata Quality Management Services in Mumbai.


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Neal Morse to rock Mood-Indigo 2013 Afternoon Despatch & Courier

MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

By Yatin Ingle

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fter bringing international bands like Simple Plan, Karnivool and Porcupine Tree, the IIT Mumbai’s MoodIndigo festival this year brings the Neal Morse band to rock the occasion. The American band will have Neal Morse (vocals, guitars, synth), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass, vocals), Eric Gillette (vocals, bass), and Bill Hubauer (synth, vocals). The band led by Neal Morse is yet another project of the popular guitarist and his partner from Flying Colors and Transatlantic Mike Portnoy. This will be the band’s first performance in India exclusively for Mood Indigo this December. When asked about the reasons behind their choice, Darpan Sanghavi, the Pronites Head says, “Our ideology this year was to get a band that interests all types of music listeners. With the Neal Morse band and Mike Portnoy coming together, we believe we have done precisely that”. Mike Portnoy, born in

New York, attended the Berklee College of Music on a scholarship in 1985 which is where he formed the band ‘Dream Theater’ with whom he sustained a successful career for 25 years, developing a tremendously devoted fan-base and record sales of almost 10 million copies worldwide. Mike’s long list of awards include 26 Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s Poll Awards including Hall of Fame Inductee

in 2004, MVP of the Year in 2010, Best Progressive Rock Drummer (for the magazine’s record of 12 years in a row), Best Clinician (twice), Best Educational Video/DVD for Liquid Drum Theater, and Best Recorded Performance of the Year(7 times) for Dream Theater’s Awake, A Change of Seasons, Falling Into Infinity, Scenes From A Memory, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, Score and Avenged Sevenfold’s Nightmare. With limited resources, the festival endeavors to bring the most popular band which is willing to come all the way to India. “So after last year, we didn’t want to reduce on the popularity scale and we wanted to go back to the good old progressive music.

Music check! Popularity check! We present to you Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy”, says an overwhelming Saksham Jain, the Pronites Head. Many prominent figures from the music industry have already sent their best wishes to the team. An excited Subir Malik, member of the well-known band Parikrama says, “It is great to see the Mood-I team making the festival one up year after year. This is amazing news and sure to crop up a storm in the industry. I am booking my ticket today!” Mood-Indigo is tagged as the biggest and most popular college festival in India. It not only brings down college students for various competitions from all over India but also from across the globe.

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery” By Grace Pinto Managing Director, Ryan Group of Institutions

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hese words of Mark Van Doren beautifully summarise the significant and valuable role teachers have to play in society. Every child is blessed with unlimited potential, and teachers are the ones who transform them into self-reliant and self-assured citizens of the world. Right from ancient times, the role of a teacher has been constantly evolving as the education system itself is undergoing change. Today, the role of a teacher has changed from formal to being informal, one that has considerably reduced the distance between the pupils and the teacher. However, analyzing the education system in every milieu, it can be said that a teacher has been a significant factor all through the various ages. It is because of a teacher, understanding of things change, knowledge grows and ultimately the child grows as a holistic person.

Plato in his book Republic said, “You know that the beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of a young and tender thing; for that is the time at which the character is being formed and the desired impression is more readily taken”. Keeping this in mind, the role of a pre-primary and primary teacher is very important. The impressions that they create on the young minds remain for the rest of the years. Every teacher, therefore, must believe that being a teacher is a special calling and do justice to it. Gentle words of wisdom and encouragement, positive impressions will not only help students to grow intellectually but also emotionally and spiritually. With technology pervading the present education system, teachers today are left with no other options other than to equip themselves adequately. Teachers, today, have to be visionaries, be information and technology savvy to cope up with high expectations of the students, with multiple tasks of teaching, researching and being the resource persons in consonance with the changing times. Indeed, it

is an enormous task to be committed to their noble profession so that students receive the best to be lifelong learners and be prepared for the future. September 5, the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, is a special day that is dedicated to all our beloved teachers; to remember and thank them for their sacrifice. It is a day when one can look back, admire and get inspired by the lives of teachers that have influenced thousands of minds. On this Teachers’ Day, I urge all teachers to rededicate themselves to the cause of education with a passion to empower the young generation. Remember that God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. (Hebrews 6:10). God will reward your sincere hard work. Your sacrifice and hard work means a lot to the children and to their parents. Teachers, you are the hope of every student and with your encouragement and help one day he/she will celebrate his/her life of success and happiness. Be proud to Write in to us at education@afternoondc.in

be a teacher! Wishing you a very Happy Teachers’ Day! The Ryan International Group of Institutions, started in 1976, is India’s largest and most successful private group of K12 schools with over 128 schools spread across India and abroad. It is led by the dynamic duo of the Chairman of the Group Dr. Augustine Francis Pinto and Managing Director Mrs. Grace Pinto. The group’s vision is to be a premier global educational institution to develop quality human resources for the world. Its mission is to develop students across 12 parameters defined by the Chairman and based on KASSM (Knowledge, Attitude, Social, Skills and Morals). The school is defined by the philosophy of Excellence in Education and All-Round Development. The group has schools affiliated to various boards – CBSE, ICSE, SSC, IB, IGCSE etc. It has partnerships with leading entities like Mahesh Bhupathy (tennis), Bhaichung Bhutia (Soccer) and Vishwanathan Anand-NIIT (Chess).

Checkout your JEE readiness

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Power Learning Solutions, a digital age education company, that focuses on making education “accessible and affordable” has introduced ‘a JEE readiness test’ for JEE aspirants from class 11 and 12. The test will be conducted online from August 30 to September 16 free of cost. This test will give a near-to-real experience of the JEE mains. This will be a 60 minutes test with 45 objective type questions (15 each in Mathematics/ Physics/ Chemistry). Students will get their percentile across test takers, their chapter-wise performance and a detailed analysis based on the level of difficulty and individual learning capabilities. The analysis will provide a clear road map to streamline their exam preparation efforts.

Here is a quick step procedure on how to take the JEE test online: Login to www.videos2learn.in Click on the JEE readiness test Register at the registration page From August 30, a student can take the test and instantly see his report and analysis.

MPower Learning Solutions is a digital age education services organisation that focuses on making learning accessible and affordable for students between the age of 15-25 years. Under the leadership of Madhumati Narayanan, CEO and Founder, MPower’s mission is to make learning accessible and affordable through deployment of quality content using appropriate technology on handheld gadgets such as mobile phones, PCs and tablets. The company has developed cost effective, scalable, and robust training solutions for students even in the smaller cities. MPower taps the hitherto untapped youth market. MPower’s flagship product ‘Videos2learn’ is a five-minute learning video series designed for various programmes which are goal-centric such as clearing tests or getting a job. Apart from this, the ‘Campus2Corporate’ programme designed for college students help them to prepare for interviews. The content and pedagogy is conceptualised and designed with an expertise of 100+ empanelled faculty members. ‘Videos2learn’ app, meant for the 14-25 year olds, renders very well in phones, PCs and tablets. The product promotes learning on the go, and is multisensory thus ensuring that a student can register, recall and reinforce concepts very well.

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Girl’s medical report rules out rape: Asaram’s counsel

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FINISHING TOUCHES… An artist decorates idols of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi at outskirts of Chennai, on Tuesday.

PM leaves for G20 summit in Russia

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EW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for St. Petersburg on Wednesday to attend the eighth G20 Summit during which he is expected to push for a coordinated plan to avoid disruption in India and other large developing economies by imminent phasing out of fiscal stimulus by US Federal Reserve. While the dispute between Russia and the US over the conflict in Syria is likely to overshadow the two-day summit starting Thursday in the Russian city, splits between emerging markets and the US over its winding down of stimulus and the slowing growth of India and other four BRICS countries are expected to remain in focus. Brazil, India, Russia, China and South Africa -- grouped in the informal BRICS bloc seen as an alternative economic powerhouse -- all go into the meeting experienc-

PM Manmohan Singh ing slowing growth, embattled currencies and huge capital outflows. The Indian rupee has lost one-fifth of its value against the US dollar this year following major capital outflows triggered mainly due to the moves by the Fed Reserve. India is also suffering a

decade-low growth and GDP rose just 4.4 per cent in the first quarter this fiscal, the weakest performance since 2009. There has been deep concern in BRICS bloc over the plans to wind down the programme of quantitative easing(QE) which helped their economies expand fast in the last few years after it was launched in the midst of the financial crisis in 2008. Singh had said he would urge the G20 to formulate a coordinated plan to ensure that the winding down of the cheap money policy in the US, under which the Fed buys bonds worth US $85 billion every month, doesn't cause massive disruption in the economies of the developing nations. Singh, who has attended all the previous G20 summits since the first meet in Washington in 2008, is due to return home on Saturday.

ODHPUR: Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu yesterday refuted the rape charge against him by a 16year-old girl, saying her medical report does not support her allegation as the court put off till Wednesday’s hearing on his bail plea. Asaram, 72, was sent to jail on Monday after he was remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a court here. Asaram was arrested in Indore following an FIR lodged by the victim that she was sexually assaulted by him. Asaram's counsel K.K. Menon, arguing on his bail plea before District and Sessions Judge (Rural) Manoj Kumar Vyas, alleged that the police had worked under the pressure of media and prepared FIR in a hurry. After hearing for two hours the arguments by the defence, the magistrate said the hearing in the case will continue tomorrow and prosecution would be heard. Menon later told PTI, "The FIR against Asaram does not stand as there are several lacunae in it." "There were some additional inputs in the FIR after MLC (Medico Legal Certificate) conducted on the victim. MLC report does not support the statements made by the girl. Hence, the case does not fall under section 376 (rape charge) of IPC...Outraging of modesty is not attracted...It is bailable, and bail should be granted to my client," he said. Asaram was not brought to the court from Jodhpur Cen-

Police stop supporters of Asaram Bapu who were protesting against his arrest in Jalandhar on Tuesday.

Verdict on ‘Nirbhaya’ case on Sept. 10

The judgment against four accused in the Dec 16, 2012, gang rape of a 23-year-old intern physiotherapist here will be delivered Sep 10, a fast track court said here on Tuesday. tral jail when his bail plea was taken up for hearing. He has been booked under Sections 376, 342, 506 and 509 of the IPC, Section 8 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Sections 23 and 26 of the Juvenile Justice Act in connection with the alleged assault. The defence claimed that the victim was not minor as was being claimed and in fact was an adult and so the charges under POSCO against PTI

ASHIK: Ten youngsters, including four girls, working as trainees in a company were on Tuesday arrested for allegedly driving their 19-yearold female colleague to suicide. The victim, Pranali Pradeep Rahane, a resident of Indira Nagar locality, had allegedly tried to end her life on Sunday night. She was rushed to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries at a hospital on Tuesday. She worked as a trainee in a Satpur-based company and was allegedly harassed and ragged by 10 trainees, including four girls, continuously. Fed up with this, Pranali on Sunday night first slashed her wrist and then hanged herself

from a ceiling fan at her house when she was alone. Later, her father Pradeep Rahane, a plumber by profession, found her hanging and immediately rushed her to a hospital where she died yesterday. The girl left a note which purportedly mentioned that she was harassed and ragged by her colleagues which prompted her to take the extreme step. The note was handed over to the police by the deceased's father. Police have booked the ten accused under section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC and section 4 of Maharashtra Ragging Act. The victim's father alleged that her daughter was bright and she

was selected to go to Germany for further training by the company. Her colleagues were jealous of her and, therefore, they used to harass her. The accused and the victim were doing apprenticeship at the company following completion of industrial training after passing from Class X. The ten arrested accused, all in the age group of 18-19 years, have been identified as -- Bhooshan Paradeshi, Abhijit Bhor, Vishal Korade, Amit Pawar, Swapnil Sonawane, Shweta Shinde, Tejaswini Birari, Shubhada Kajale, Neha Sonawane and Harshal Patil. The accused were produced in a local court and remanded in police custody till Sept 7.

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Asaram also do not stand. Asaram was arrested amid high drama on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday in Indore and brought here on Monday for interrogation. He has denied the charges. He has cleared a potency test conducted on him at the SN Medical college here. To recreate the incident, police had also also taken to his Manai Ashram, about 30 km from Jodhpur, where the girl was allegedly sexually assaulted.

CALL IT QUITS… A file photo of Gujarat IPS officer D.G. Vanzara being taken to a court in Ahmedabad in August 2010. Vanzara, suspended and behind bars for a string of fake encounter cases, has resigned from service accusing Narendra Modi government of having failed to protect the jailed police officers who fought against ‘Pakistan inspired terrorism’.

EW DELHI: The demand for turning Hyderabad into a Union Territory on the lines of Chandigarh and make it the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana may be considered by the government. The inclination to consider the demand in the top echelons of the government came following continuous protests by both Congress and TDP MPs from the Seemandhra region and opposition to any division of Andhra Pradesh, sources told PTI. However, a decision has not been taken on it, they said. Such a move would also assuage the feeling of deprivation among the people of Seemandhra region after the Centre's decision to create Telangana by carving out of Andhra Pradesh and making Hyderabad joint capital only for 10 years, sources said.


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TOP VIEW

I think the correction is very much needed. The factor responsible for this is external. The rupee has also depreciated. We need to take action. But necessary adjustment will have to be made. Also for the reason that we have to keep the fiscal deficit down at the budgeted level, action will be required.

C Rangarajan, Chairman PMEAC, on the substantial increase in diesel prices. BUSINESS BRIEFS

India Needs Strong Framework For Financial Conglomerates

Markets Slump On Weak Rupee

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Wednesday (September 4, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty fell substantially on Tuesday (September 03, 2013) a net 209.30 points (3.77%) and closed at the 5341 point level. The market opened up with a gap at the 5574 points level. It then rose further by a few points and registered the day’s high at the 5580 points level at 9.16 a.m. The index then declined sharply into the red and turned into a range bound movement until 2.54 p.m. It then declined further and registered the day’s low at the 5323 points level at 3.20 p.m. The index then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The moved in a range of 257 points and closed below the psychologically important 5350 points level on reports of an attack on Syria and also due to weakness in the rupee. Sentiment was extremely bearish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 47 were losers, while just 3 stocks closed in the green. All the sectoral indices closed in the red. Substantial selling was seen banking, consumer durables, realty and FMCG stocks.

The indicators and oscillators discussed here are indicating a neutral market but with a negative bias. Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at the 5240 points level. The next support is at the 5191 points level.

Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 5604 points level. The next resistance is at the 5695 points level.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 5415 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5250. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Support (2) = 5158. Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 9.37%. This change is mod- Resistance (1) = 5507. erate and indicates a moderate participation by investors. Resistance (2) = 5673. Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst all the traded stocks, 356 were gainers, 964 were losers and 54 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has declined in the neutral zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is above the slow D line (positive if it continues). RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 40 level but is now declining (negative if it continues).

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

OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index af ter having formed four consecutive white body candles has formed a long black body candle on higher volumes. In fact yesterday’s candle is almost like a Black Marubozu candle. (A Black Marubozu forms when the open equals the high and the close equals the low). This is negative. Further, the index has crossed below the 5 and 15 days moving averages in a single session. The index is now below the 5, 15, 25 and 200 days moving averages. All these indicate a negative bias and the possibility of a further decline unfolding. However, the velocity parameters continue to remain neutrally trended. Investors are advised to avoid buying at present levels.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is below the –DI line and both lines are diverging (negative if it continues). The ADX is flat while the Market Index is falling. No signal here. Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Has crossed below its 5-day average (at 5411) Negative. Has crossed below its 15-day average (at 5451) Negative. Is below its 25-day average (at 5537) Negative. Is below its 200-day average (at 5834) Negative. All the four averages are negatively trended. Negative. Overall Market Strength/Weakness:

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

The IMF has asked Indian regulators such as Sebi and RBI to put in place a strong coordination framework to deal with possible failure of the country’s financial conglomerates, an issue that has been a key concern in the US and other large economies. In its financial sector assessment report on the Indian securities market, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that “regulators should seek to develop a basic framework for coordination to deal with the failure of entities” belonging to large financial conglomerates.

India Inc Raises USD 3.71 Bn In July Via ECB, FCCB

India Inc raised over USD 3.71 billion from overseas markets in July through external commercial borrowings (ECBs) and foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs). In June, the Indian companies had raised USD 1.95 billion through the ECB and FCCB route. Under the automatic route, as many as 72 companies raised USD 1.39 billion through the automatic route which does not require approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) or the government, data on the RBI website showed yesterday.

Gold Futures Rebound On Weak Re; Global Cues

Gold futures prices yesterday recovered by 2.24% to trade above Rs 33,000 level at Rs 33,805 per 10 grams as speculators created fresh positions amid continued weakness in the rupee, making the dollar-quoted precious metal expensive. Besides, a firming trend overseas and at the domestic spot market on the back of fresh buying by stockists buying ahead of festive season, also supported the rise in gold futures prices here.

RIL Eyes Oil Blocks In Venezuela

Reliance Industries is evaluating investing multi-billion dollars in 2-3 oil blocks offered by Venezuela as it looks at countries from Myanmar to Canada to expand its overseas energy assets. “We are looking at two things in Venezuela. One is, we have a long term (crude oil) supply contract and we are looking at enhancing the quantities under this contract, possibly from next year,” RIL Executive Director P M S Prasad told reporters on sidelines of a FICCI event.

Coal Ministry Asks CIL To Sign FSAs By Sept 6

State-owned Coal India has been asked to sign FSAs with power plants by September 6, after the earlier deadline set by the Coal Ministry for signing of fuel supply pacts for a capacity of 78,000 MW expired on August 30. The direction to CIL for signing of the pacts was given by the Coal Ministry in a meeting held recently. “Coal India has been asked to sign fuel supply agreements (FSAs) for 78,000 MW capacity by September 6,” a source said. CIL has to sign 173 FSAs with power companies for a total capacity of 78,000 MW, as directed by the Coal Ministry.

TCS Bags Multi-Million Euro Deal From Norway’s DNB Group

Country’s largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) yesterday said it has bagged a multi-million euro deal from Norwegian firm DNB. Under the six-year managed services contract, TCS will handle delivery of application maintenance and development services across DNB’s IT portfolio, spanning channels, core-banking and master data areas, TCS said in a statement.

WDM Witnesses Trade Worth Rs 3,346.98 Crore On NSE

The Wholesale Debt Market segment of the National Stock Exchange today witnessed a total turnover of Rs 3,346.98 crore in 70 trades. Top securities (non-repo) traded at the WDM were: The 7.17% Government Securities maturing in CG2015 traded at Rs 619.00 crore at weighted yield of 9.12%, the 6.07% Government securities maturing in CG2014 traded at Rs 475.00 crore at weighted yield of 10.15% and the 7.16% Government securities maturing in CG2023 traded at Rs 225.00 crore at weighted yield of 8.31%, the NSE release said.

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS First Call Research calls a ‘Buy’ on Sanofi India CMP: Rs 2410 Target Rs 2500 Sushil Finance calls a ‘Buy’ on Bajaj Auto CMP: Rs 1835 Target Rs 2190


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Rumours Spook Markets

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170 stocks hit 52-week low amid market crash  Microsoft buys Nokia's devices unit in 7.2 billion bid  Goldman Sachs cuts FY'14 GDP forecast to 4%; sees Re at 72/USD  Fund mop-up via preferential allotment hits 7-month low in July  Government not honouring contracts on KG-D6 gas block, says Reliance  Sebi revises circuit limit system for Sensex, Nifty.

Panic selling sees Nifty below 5400, Sensex dives 651 points

By Mayura Shanbaug

brokers both Domestic and Global downgraded India’s GDP growth he depreciating rupee and ru- forecast. “The blood bath further widened mours of an escalation on the Syrian crisis front resulted in on an S&P’s statement that India absolute panic in the Indian stock holds a higher probability of downmarkets yesterday, with both sensex grade than Indonesia which also led and Nifty shedding 3.45% and 3.77% to the weakness in the INR against in a day. The news of two ballistic the USD,” said Siddharth Rajpuromissiles being fired towards the hit, AVP Research, Tathastu Advieastern Mediterranean (Syria) sory. Rajpurohit believes that if the around mid afternoon witnessed absolute panic selling in the last crude prices shoot further (with three hours. However, a clarification Syrian crisis escalating) and even that was issued by Israeli govern- after some very drastic steps by RBI, ment that it was a ‘test missile’ could the INR/USD will continue its downward trend, and the Nifty may not salvage the situation. The Sensex tanked 651.47 points erode further. “The only hope now remains, is a to close at 18234.66, and the Nifty lost 213.75 points at 5341.The over- steep growth in exports with the all market breadth was negative falling rupee and strong consumpwith declining shares outnumber- tion driven growth in the rural ing advancing ones. The rupee lost economy backed by the better 163 paise to close at 67.73 per dollar monsoon,” he said. Echoing similar sentiments, Vaibafter recovering from 68 per dollar level yesterday. The market yester- hav Agrawal VP Research, Angel day opened on a weak note with Broking said that the economy’s negative sentiments as a number of fundamentals in the near-term re-

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main on shaky ground. The “Increase in oil prices due to the Syria situation is expected to add to the current account burden, keeping the rupee under pressure. As a result, hopes of a quick reversal of interest rate hikes by the RBI are waning, and the GDP and earnings growth outlook for FY14 continues to have downside,” Agrawal said. “Hence, we believe in the nearterm cyclical and rate-sensitive sectors are likely to under perform while defensives, IT & Pharma sectors would continue to outperform, “he added. Anindya Banerjee, Currency Analyst, Kotak Securities, in the forex markets, believes a combination of sell-off in leading emerging market currencies and fresh jitters in the Middle East has been driven Rupee lower. “Over the near-term, fears of Fed tapering and tensions in Middle East could put the Rupee under pressure, with risk emerging of a sell-off beyond 69.00 levels on spot.” he said.

Melwyn Rego Appointed Deputy MD Of IDBI Bank M

elwyn Rego, Executive Director, IDBI Bank Ltd., has been appointed as Whole-Time Director, designated as Deputy Managing Director, on the Board of Directors of IDBI Bank Ltd. by the Government of India for a period of 5 years. He has served IDBI Bank in various positions from 1984 till date. From September 2003 to December 2007, Shri Rego was CEO & Managing Director of IDBI Homefinance Ltd. In January 2008, he took over as Head-International Banking Division to spearhead IDBI Bank’s overseas initiatives. He has extensive international experience and was a rank holder at a programme on International Capital Markets at Oxford University, UK and has also

participated in several seminars including those organized by EDI/World Bank at Washington

Dhananjay Datar Bags ‘Asia’s Most Promising Leader Award’

Kharif Production Estimated To Be 7.71% Higher In 2013-14 By A Business Reporter

widespread floods and expectation of lower yield in some producing ith the recent development areas’ says NCML. According to it Rice is expected to in the crop weather and sowing updates, the total show an increase in both area and kharif food grain in India produc- production by 4.86% and 5.17% retion is now expected to improve by spectively over last year. Cereal 7.71 % to 134.53 million tonnes over crops like Ragi, Jowar and Bajra are last year. Earlier in May 2013, NCML expected to surpass the last year’s had estimated it to improve by production figures by 30%. Overall oilseed crop production is 8.1%. “There is a marginal drop in production estimate due to recent expected to increase by 16.47% over

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Automobile Monthly Volumes Disappoint By A Business Reporter

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he just released volume data of Indian auto companies show a very disappointing YoY as well as MoM performance in Aug’13; with most of the players recording flat or decline in volumes on a YoY and MoM basis during the month. The early monsoon and increasing fuel prices have impacted rural demand this time, says a just released research report by Karvy Stock Broking. Moreover, mediocre expectations on the demand front from of the upcoming festival season has impacted dealer off take to some extent. Overall inventory has remained healthy. This time all the segments of industry, PV, CV and two wheelers continued their downward trend. However, the Tractor industry reported marginal growth on a low base with some improvement in Eastern and Western belt.

After recording growth for years together, M&M’s Auto volume declined for the second consecutive month with a fall of 17% YoY (up 2.2% MoM) to 37,897 units, however its Tractor volume inched up 7% YoY, but down 23% MoM to 14,158 units in Aug’13. Tata Motors’ volume declined 31% YoY and 3.6% MoM to 49,611 units. Maruti Suzuki’s volumes rose sharply by 61.2% YoY and 4.8% MoM to 87,323 vehicles in Aug’13, as Company’s volume suffered due to labour unrest during Aug’12. Ashok Leyland’s total volume decreased 24% YoY and 18% MoM to 7,139 units in the month. In the twowheeler space, TVS Motor recorded volume of 155,532 units, flat YoY and up 1.2% MoM in Aug’13. Bajaj Auto’s volume declined 9.5% YoY (up 11% MoM) to 312,188 units, while Hero MotoCorp’s total volume grew 3.6% YoY (down 5.7% MoM) to 459,996 units in Aug’13.

last year. Groundnut production is expected to increase by 55.69% and soybean by 6.88 % over last year. With this current monsoon season, the cash crop section is likely to show a negative growth in terms of both area and production. In sugarcane the area is expected to decline by 15.88% and production by 14.61%. In cotton, the area is likely to decline by 6.29% and production by 6.33%.

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hananjay Datar, CMD, Al Adil Trading, UAE receiving the prestigious ‘Asia’s Most Promising Leader Award 2013’, along with his wife, Vandana Datar, Finance Di-

rector, by M.K. Lokesh, Ambassador of India in Dubai, UAE, at the Asian Brand & Leadership Summit Dubai 2013, which took place at Madinat Jumeirah, UAE last week.

Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Shri S Ramadorai, Chairman, BSE Ltd. launching National University Students' Skill Development Program (NUSSD) on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Aurangabad.


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

THE ATTACKS OF 26/11

 The real-life story of eight terrorists, who sail to Mumbai and wage war on the populace for the next 24 hours. The date is unforgettable. When terror scarred the face of Mumbai in one blood-soaked gash of death and mass destruction. Held to ransom, ravaged by horror, imbued with venom of a genocidal mass murder that made us all question - 'Why? Why Us?' That Black Saturday of 26/11, when ten couriers of terror brought in their package of loaded guns, ammunition and a barbarous game-plan of mayhem in Mumbai. This film is RGV's tribute and testimony to the lost lives, shattered survivors and martyrs of 26/11. HBO, 11.30 p.m .

SASURAL SIMAR KA

SOAPS & SERIALS

 In tonight’s episode we will see Roli returns after taking the spoon from Simar. But she bumps into Jhanvi and the spoon falls into muck. Will Jhanvi notice the spoon? Colors, 7.30 p.m .

ONE TREE HILL

 Julian gives Alex another chance and they continue to work on her script which he believes is very good but Brooke is not happy. Brooke reconnects with Chase to make Julian jealous and it works. Mouth gets to tell the truth on air about the allegations against Nathan much to his station manager’s horror. Milicent begins to take weight loss tablets after Alex tells her she is a plus-size model. Elsewhere, Haley offers to pay off Renee unknown to her that Rachel and Dan have got to her first. Star World, 10 p.m .

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

 When Russell accidentally runs into Constance , the older woman from his past, he decides he must demonstrate his physical prowess and right his previous wrong…. Big CBS Love, 8 p.m.

KAISA YEH ISHQ HAIN... AJAB SA RISK HAI

 Everyone comes to know that Jhumri is not pregant. Simran tells everyone that Jhumri had fainted in the market place and thus they had to go ahead and abort the baby in the hospital. Bua instigates Baldev and an angry Baldev slaps Jhumri. Jhumri pleads to Simran to save her. What will Simran do now? Life Ok, 10 p.m.

YEH MERA INDIA

 Tune into Animal Planet’s YEH MERA INDIA as it explores India’s incredible wildlife and diverse environments. Don’t miss this spectacular show as it takes it’s viewers on an exotic journey through India, from the epic Himalayan Mountains, down the mighty River Ganges and across to the lost world of the North East, to explore its iconic wildlife, secret locations and epic terrains. Ani mal Pl anet, 9 p.m.

Sasural Simar Ka, Colors, 7.30 p.m.

EARTH FLIGHT

 From an aerial perspective, Earth Flight follows the birds that journey from continent-to-continent to show the stunning and wondrous world we live in. In North America, snow geese and bald eagles struggle from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. In Europe, grey cranes dodge galloping horses of the Camargue and barnacle geese get lost over London. In South America, the candor and brightly coloured macaws travel through mountains and rainforest. Together, they reveal astounding landscapes and wildlife using state-of-the-art devices and techniques – onboard cameras, drones and birds trained to fly right alongside microlights. Di scov er y, 9 p.m.

HOW IT’S MADE

 Have you ever wondered how things are made? HOW IT’S MADE finds out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are. D iscovery Science, 8 p.m.

MOVIES OF THE DAY

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

 Dr. Helen Benson is summoned to a military facility with several other scientists when an alien spacecraft of sorts arrives in New York City. Aboard is a human-like alien and a giant robot of immense size and power. The alien identifies himself as Klaatu and says he has come to save the Earth. The US military and political authorities see him as a threat however and decide to use so-called intensive interrogation techniques on him but Dr. Benson decides to facilitate his escape. When she learns exactly what he means when he says he is there to save the Earth, she tries to convince him to change his intentions. Starring Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates. Star M ovi es, 9 p.m.

ROBBERY

 Akhil (Nagarjuna Akinenni) runs a taxi-shed. He falls in love with a doctor Sri Valli (Ayesha Takia). When her father is killed in an accident, she moves to her foster brother Sonu’s (Sonu Sood) home. But Sonu and Akhil hate each other. Here comes a flashback. Sonu, his sister Sasha (Anushka Shetty) and Akhil are good friends. They turn to robbery when the life goes tough. Sasha is in deep love with Akhil but he refuses to accept her love, saying he treats her just a friend. She threatens that if he doesn’t accept, she would end her life. One day she is killed. Sonu thinks that she is killed herself because of Akhil. So he hates him. It is later revealed that Sasha is actually killed by a gang. The rest of the film is how the friends take revenge on the gang. Fil my, 9 p.m.

AUR EK ILZAM

 Chinna is an orphan kid adopted by a jailer. But as a teenager, he was sent to jail for committing a crime in the jailers house. But was it really his folly? He is released from jail in his youth and longs to get back to his foster family. But they refuse to take him back into the family. The story proceeds by showing how he is a good-doer but his ways are not accepted by the society because he resorts to muscle power to get his work done. The movie depicts his fight to be accepted back by his folks. Watch out for the odds that he fights to achieve his goal with the help of the love of his life, Anjali. Expect a powerful performance by Rahul Dev, who plays a negative character in this flick. Max, 9 p.m.

THE LINCOLN LAWYER

 Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of raping a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa

The Day The Earth Stood Still, Star Movies, 9 p.m. Tomei, Ryan Phillippe. Zee Studi o, 10.30 p.m.

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

 The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s Kaun Banega Crorepati?(Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show’s questions. Pi x, 9 p.m .

DIL SE…

 Amar Varma, a producer for Indian news radio, meets an enigmatic woman at a railroad station and then again at a hill station. He falls in love with her, but the woman, who calls herself Meghna, rejects and leaves him although she seems to be interested. Later, Varma agrees to marry his family's choice, Preeti. But suddenly Meghna is back, and what is the secret that she holds? CVO, 9 p.m.

STAR PLUS

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

ZEE TV

LISTING

P.M. 2.00 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 2.30 Punarvivaah 3.00 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 3.30 Pavitra Rishta 4.30 Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 6.00 Jodha Akbar 6.30 Pavitra Rishta 7.00 Ek Mutthi Aasmaan 7.30 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan... 8.00 Jodha Akbar 8.30 Do dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se 9.00 Pavitra Rishta. 9.30 Qubool Hai 10.00 Punar Vivaah 11.00 Jodha Akbar

LIFE OK

P.M. 2.00 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai-Ajab

9.00 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga. 9.30 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati 10.00 Haunted Nights-Kangann 10.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali. 11.00 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati P.M. 2.00 3.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

SAB TV

Taarak Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir FIR Gutur Goon 2 Taatak Mehta… Baal Veer Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah 7.30 Jeanie Aur Juhu 8.00 Baal Veer 8.30 Taarak

One Tree Hill Glee How I Met Your Mother Big Bang Theory Revenge One Tree Hill How I Met Your Mother Big Bang Theory Revenge One Tree Hill Breaking Bad

ZEE CAFÉ

Pretty Little Liars Lost Just for Laughs Lost Pretty Little Liars Body of Proof The Big Bang Theory Lost Pretty Little Liars Body of Proof

BIG CBS LOVE

Game 90210 Game Entertainment Tonight Dexter Game Rules of Engagement 90210 Entertainment Tonight Rules of Engagement Game 90210 Dexter Game

SONY TV

Maharana Pratap Bade Acha Lagte Hai Chhanchan Jee Le Zara CID Jee Le Zara Crime Patrol Anamika Amita Ka Amit Chanchhan Jee Le Zara Maharana Pratap Bade Achhe Lagte Hai Crime Patrol

DDI (Main Channel)

8.00 8.15 8.30

9.30 10.00 10.30

Wild Connections Food Factory What Happened Next How Do They Do It Earth Flight Gator Boys Man vs Wild

SCIENCE

P.M. 2.00 Monsters Inside Me 3.00 Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman 4.00 Heavy Metal Task Force 4.50 Food Detectives 5.15 How It’s Made 6.00 Frontline Battle Machines with Mike Brewer 7.00 Mythusters 8.00 How It’s Made 9.00 Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman 10.00 Triggers : WTCTW 11.00 Monsters Inside Me

STAR WORLD

Chitrageet News in Marathi Cookery Show Bhumika Kashya Andharlya Wata News in Marathi Aamhi Karbharmi Krishi Vidhya Amachi Mati Amachi Manse News Samachar Bharat Ki Shaan 3: reality show Saraswatichandra Poorva Suhani Aayi Re Byomkesh Bakshi

MOVIE CHANNELS

P.M 12.25 2.00 4.55 6.45 9.00

Bade Achhe Lagte Hai, Sony TV, 10.30 p.m.

10.30

Sa Risk Hai Gustakh Dil Devo Ke Dev Mahadev Do Dil..Ek Jaan Shapath Best of Savadhaan India Gustakh Dil Devo Ke Dev Mahadev Savitri Do Dil…Ek Jaan Kaisa Yeh Isha Hai-Ajab Se Risk Hai Savdhaan India

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala…. Mrs Pmmi Pyarelal Bani Ishq da Kalma Jhalak Dikhlajaa Balika Vadhu… Bani Ishq da Kalma Mrs Pammi Pyarelal Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala Sanskaar… Na Bole Tum… Uttaran Bani – Ishq da Kalma Balika Vadhu

2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 5.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00

COLORS

SAHARA ONE

P.M 2.00 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati 2.30 Haunted Nights 3.00 Rustom: Film. Dara Singh, Tanuja 6.00 Piya Ka Ghar Pyaara Lage 6.30 Jhilmil Sitaron ka Aangan Hoga 7.00 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 7.30 Best of Haunted Nights 8.00 Piya Ka Ghar Pyaara Lage 8.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali

9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

Chidiya Ghar, SAB TV, 9 p.m.

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

ZEE MARATHI

P.M. 2.00 Tu Tithe Mee 2.30 Tuze Maze Jamena 3.00 Honnar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 3.30 Radha Hi Bawri 4.00 Ekapeksha Ek 5.00 Tu Thithe Mee 5.30 Honnar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 6.00 Tuze Maze Jamena 6.30 Home Minister 7.00 Tu Tithe Mee 7.30 Radha Hi Bawri 8.00 Honnar Suun Me Hya Gharachi 8.30 Mala Saasu Havi 9.00 Tuze Maze Jamena 9.30 Pakke Shejari 10.30 Radha Hi Bawri 11.00 Honnar Suun Me Hya Gharachi

ANIMAL PLANET

P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00 P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00

River Monsters Animal Planet’s A to Z Oceans Biggest and Baddest Yeh Mera India Hunters River Monsters Yeh Mera India Animal Planet’s A to Z Wild Recon

DISCOVERY

Man vs Wild How Do They Do It Food Factory Factory Made

DDII (Metro Channel) Samachar News Sports News War and Peace Samachar. News. Samachar Rajyon Se Samachar. Metro Scan Business Wrap Samachar Focus News Night Samachar

NAT. GEOGRAPHIC

P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00

6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00

Mega Factories Megacities Most Amazing Moments Ultimate Animal Countdown Dead or Alive Most Amazing Moments Dangerous Encounters Taboo Breakout Undercover

STAR CRICKET

P.M. 2.00 ICC Champions Trophy 13 h/ls Ind v Pak 3.00 Champions Ka Champion 3.30 Jai Ho 4.00 T20 Dhamaka 5.00 ICC Champions Trophy 13 Ind v Pak 6.30 Champions Ka Champion 7.00 ICC Champions Trophy 13 h/ls Ind v Pak 8.00 Superstar Football 8.30 Jai Ho 9.00 T20 Dhamaka 9.30 Champions Ka Champion 10.00 Champions League Twenty 2011 h/ls 11.00 T20 Dhamaka

ESPN

11.00 KASME VAADE: Film. Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhi, Randhir Kapoor P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.05 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.15

HISTORY CHANNEL

P.M. 2.00 Modern Marvels 3.00 Inside Guinness World Records 4.00 Daredevils 5.00 Ice Road Truckers 6.00 Invention Intervention 6.30 Pawn Stars 7.00 Inside Guinness World Records 8.00 History Untamed: Big Bugs 9.00 Tamas 10.00 Pawn Stars 10.30 Ancient Aliens 11.30 Invention Intervention

Kasme Vaade, DDI, 11 p.m.

8.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

News Night. Charcha Mein Raat Saddhe Dus Khel Samachar

P.M. 2.00 Champions League Twenty h/ls 3.00 Jai Ho 3.30 Asia Cup Men’s Hockey 2013 h/ls 4.00 Champins League Twenty 12 h/ls 5.00 Liga Bbva 2013 h/ls 5.30 Jai Ho 6.00 Champions League Twenty 12 h/ls 7.00 T20 Dhamaka 7.30 Champions Ka Champion 9.00 ICC World Twenty 2012 Ind v SA 10.00 Jai Ho 10.30 Asia Cup Hockey h/ls 11.00 Champions Trophy h/ls

STARMOVIES

Up! Gladiator The Roommate The Incredible Hulk The Day the Earth Stood Still 11.05 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End A.M. 8.22 Safe House 10.44 The Scorpion King P.M. 1.30 3.00 5.30 7.10 9:00 11.30 A.M 8.00 10.05 P.M. 1.00 3.50 6.20 8.30 10.30 A.M. 10.30

DOORDARSHAN

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 4.10 4.35 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30

6.00 7.00 7.30 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00

P.M. 1.00 2.58 4.40 6.44

HBO

Kung Fu Panda 2 Chakravyuh Coyote Ugly The Italian Job True Blood: Radioactive The Attacks of 26/11 Something’s Gotta Give Ocean’s Thirteen

ZEE STUDIO

Notting Hill Ladder 49 Freaky Friday Crazy On The Outside The Lincoln Lawyer

Crazy On The Outside

PIX

8.00 Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahi Thi: Sanjay Khan

ZEE TALKIES

P.M. 12.00 De Dhakka: Siddharth Jadhav 3.00 Ya Gol Gol Dabyatla: Ashok Saraf 6.00 3 Bayaka Fajiti Aika: Kranti Redkar

CARTOON NETWORK

P.M. 2.00 Tom and Jerry meet Sherlock Holmes 3.30 Oggy and the Cockroaches 5.00 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien 6.00 Oggy and the Cockroaches 7.30 Bal Ganesh 2 9.30 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien 10.00 Johnny Test 11.00 Adventure Time A.M. 8.00 Tom and Jerry Kids Show 9.00 Roll No 21 9.30 Bhoot and Friends P.M. 2.00 4.00 5.00 8.00 9.30 10.00

POGO

Chhota Bheem Marathon Mr Bean Chhota Bheem Marathon Raju Dholakpurwala Pokemon Takeshi’s Castle

Step Up 3 Bullet To The Head Mean Girls Universal Soldier 4: Day of Reckoning 9.00 Slumdog Millionaire 11.42 Total Recall A.M. 8.22 Universal Soldier 4: Day of Reckoning 10.35 Mean Girls

STAR GOLD

P.M. 2.35 Bajrang: The He Man 6.00 Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 9.00 Return of Ghajini 11.35 Police Officer A.M. 8.35 Aashiqui 11.35 IIFA Awards 2013

Slumdog Millionaire, Pix, 9 p.m.

MAX

P.M. 2.00 Suhaag: Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan 5.30 Tezaab: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri 9.00 Aur Ek Ilzam A.M. 7.00 Naksha: Sunny Deol 10.30 Murder 3: Randeep Hooda P.M. 12.50 3.30 6,15 9.00 A.M. 11.30

ZEE CINEMA

Hum Hain Kamaal Ke Chandramukhi Ki Pratigya Do Ankhen Players Phool Aur Angaar

CVO

P.M. 2.00 Chacha Bhatija: Dharmendra 5.30 Himalay Ki Godmein: Manoj Kumar 9.00 Dil Se… Shahrukh Khan A.M. 9.30 Chor Pe Mor: Karan Shah

FILMY

P.M. 12.00 Qaidi: Jeetendra 3.00 Sasti Dulhan Mehenga Dulha: Aditya Pancholi 6.00 Shubh Kamna: Rakesh Roshan 9.00 Robbery: Nagarjuna A.M. 9.00 Sumbandh: Ashok Kumar P.M 12.00 4.00 8.00 11.00

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Gurudev: Anil Kapoor Daraar: Rishi Kapoor Sadiyaan: Rekha Katlion Ka Katil: Dharmendra

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Dress circle best in contemporary prêt and THE couture, Indian bridal wear,

jewellery, designer home ware, furniture and gourmet food was what it was at The Dressing Room exhibition orchestrated by Shilpi Jatia and Rituu Bagrodia at Four Seasons. Showcased were creations by over 55 designers, both established and emerging. Neeta and Nishka Lulla, Tisca Chopra, Masaba Gupta, Suhani Pittie, Sonali Mangsingka and Aartivijay Gupta were all there at this fashionable event.

SHILPI JATIA & RITUU BAGRODIA

JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ

Boom in the room

Marcellus Baptista

CRACKLE and sparkle cut

through Olive Bar & Kitchen as The Collective launched India’s first fashion art book ‘The Green Room’ amidst the swish set. The Madhura Garments top team of Pranab Baruah, Ashish Dixit and R Satyajit were there to welcome the stylists and guests like Yuvraj Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Waluscha De Souza and Suchitra Pillai among many more. And the cheer was on with the choicest spirits and tasty hors d’oeuvres doing the rounds.

BINDU KAPOOR & DEEPIKA GEHANI

Cycle ride

flavour of Mumbai came alive as Paul Smith and Sameer THE Kulavoor along with GQ India launched the

Ghoda Bicycle T-shirts and showcased the new autumn/winter 2013 collection at the Paul Smith store at Palladium. Deepika Gehani of Genesis Luxury was there to say hello to Anju Chulani, Seema and Jaideep Mehrotra, Atul Kasbekar, Chhaya Momaya, Nisha Jhaveri and Vikram Raizada. And everyone lived it up with Johnnie Walker Black Label and Ciroc.

NISHA JHAVERI

SUCHITRA PILLAI BULBEER GANDHI & AMY BILLIMORIA

Designer drive

Style file

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GERMAN luxury car manufacturer

AUDI SHOW

babes Juhi Chawla and Kalki Koechlin created waves at the Glamour Style Walk 2013 at JW Marriott. Spearheaded by Bulbeer Gandhi, the show featured a blend of fashion and jewellery with Amy Billimoria, Swapnil Shinde, Nidhi Munim, Riiddhi and Siddhi Mapxencar, Shouger Merchant Doshi, Amar Ghanasingh, Arena, Eekani, DP Designs, Mehta Emporium, Cappuccino Collection and Dipti Amisha. Cocktails and dinner completed the bejeweled night.

Audi showcased its allnew sporty, sophisticated and progressive lineup, part of the Audi Autumn Collection 2014, along with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). What you witnessed at this intimate fashion show at Tote was Audiinspired collections of top designers Varun Bahl, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Nandita Mahtani and Arjun Khanna. The bar was abuzz and a delightful dinner awaited the many guests. KALKI KOECHLIN


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ACROSS:

1.Get to (5) 4.Tell tales (6) 7. Absorption process (7) 11.Radiation (4) 16.Old car (5) 17. Yesteryear actress Ms.Shivdasani (7) 18.Muslim face veil (7) 19.Form of speech (5) 20.Motorcycle brand by Bajaj (6) 21.Himalayan kingdom (5) 22.Central (5) 25.Pope’s city (7) 26.Part of the earth’s surface (4) 27.Tiptoe (5) 28.Unfresh (5) 32.Big stones (5) 34.Sardar Sarovar—— (3) 35.Go away (5) 43.Looked at closely (8) 44.Dog (8)

CROSSWORD NO 156 Nita Jaggi

45.Dull (6) 48.Collection of maps (5) 49.Bread winner (6) 50.Cause to happen (6) 51.Indian drum (5) 53.Seabird (6) 54.Word without any accent (8) 55.Occurrence (8) 58.Indian sage (5) 59.Request (3) 60.Stupid (5) 67.Tweet (5) 68.Gemstone weight (5) 70.Talk wildly (4) 72.Not a joint family (7) 76.Type of nut (5) 77.Black tea (5) 78.Metallic element (6) 79.Ambulance sound (5) 82.Dasratha’s wife-princess of Magadha (7) 83.Edible root (7) 84.Tree resin (5) 85.London art gallery (4) 86.Cell (7) 87.Social dance (6) 88..Nameplate feature(5)

DOWN:

1.Scold (4) 2.Short story (8)

3. ‘H’ and ‘V’ in HMV (3,5) 4.School book (4) 5.Cleaning papers (7) 6.Nobility title (8) 8.Still (8) 9.Unusually acute vision (7) 10.Offensive remark (6) 12.Lacking in sympathy (8) 13.Dawn goddess (6) 14.Egyptian capital (5) 15.A lack of respect (7) 23.Egg-producer (5) 24.Person on radio (9) 29.Walkways (5) 30.Climbing plant (3) 31.Fears of given situations (7)

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33.One of the ‘Char Dham’ sites (9) 36.Development (9) 37.Lofty (7) 38.Brought together (7) 39.New Zealand bird (7) 40.Narrow (7) 41.Inhumane (7) 42.Bush country (7) 46.Chinese game (7) 47.Salt or an herb(9) 52.Shore (5) 56.Wrongful act(3) 57.Religious trip (5) 61.Stocky (8) 62.Mother of your father (7) 63.Major city of Madhya Pradesh

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(8) 64.Spanish dance (8) 65.Mishap (8) 66.A newly married man (8) 69.At an oblique angle (7) 71.Musical instrument (7)

73.Early growth of a plant (6) 74.Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (6) 75.Tenmillion rupees (5) 80.Legume (4) 81.Run (4)

Solution (GIGANTIKA No. 155)

Across: 1. Grace 4. Acquaint 9. Geyser 14. Await 15. Birth Certificate 17. Noels 18. Idr 19. Embrace 20. Manhattan 21. Attend 24. Hopscotch 25. Reeves 26. Adidas 29. Irresolute 31. Sad 32. Sitcom 33. Mars 35. Iit 37. Deva 39. Inertness 40. Conscious 41. Homie 42. Diseases 47. Heatedly 51. Sight 55. Anarchist 56. Ambitious 58. Ugly 59. Rum 60. Save 61. Aleppo 62. Paa 63. Literature 66. Absurd 67. Feeder 69. Convincer 72. Potboy 73. Bamboozle 75. Diagram 77. Url 80. Radha 81. Ultranationalism 82. Stars 83. Alaska 84. Knesseth 85. Psalm. Down: 2. Rainmaker 3. Cater 5. Care 6. Unicast 7. Irish Whiskey 8. Trait 9. Grenade 10. Yank 11. Elects 12. David13. Stories 14. Ascends 16. Cacophonies 22. Accuse 23. Lettuce 24. Hoecake 25. Radish 27. Diamond 28. Bonnie 30. Eats 32. Stems 34. Sassy 36. Scot 38. Emi 42. Drags 43. Scarves 44. Alco 45. Edible 46. Aggro 48. Abstraction 49. Equator 50. Lal 51. Steppes 52. Tamper 53. Oblanceolate 54. Ctrl 57. Obtain 64. Rehearsal 65. Craters 66. Anguish 68. Dracula 70. Nilgais 71. Rondel 72. Pleas 74. Batik 76. Gulls 78. Wars79. Pint


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JAGJIT UPPAL

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MOON : Leo TITHI : Pithori Amavasya from 4.21 p.m. NAKSHATRA : Magha RASHI : Sinh (Leo) M.T. LUCKY COLOUR : Red LUCKY NUMBER : 5

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: Consolidate your position at work and hold on to your profits. Many new assignments will come your way and you may have to travel extensively. Those looking for a job are bound to get a good offer soon. Mentally you will feel much more relaxed and at ease. Some of you may be given an honorary position in a government organization. You can look forward to happy times with loved ones. BABIES BORN TODAY: Attractive, soft spoken, medium height, healthy and longlived. Will have fine hair and soft skin. Respectful, helpful culturally aware, will also value tradition. Will make a good advisor or administrator.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Work seems to be in control and you can concentrate on other areas of your life. You will be entertaining friends and relatives. Try to keep a check on the undercurrents of tension. Keep a low profile and avoid getting embroiled in any family arguments, or gossip, in your own interest.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): You will get opportunity to explore fresh areas with the able assistance of a close friend. You will feel inclined to seek a change in your job or if in business. This is the right time to bring about radical changes in your career before you get stagnated. Your family will support you in your every endeavor.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): At work or in your business, you will be in a position of advantage. You can now put your new plans into action, for others will be willing to support you. Those desirous of a change of residence will come across a good bargain. Family life is happy and congenial. You can look forward to good times in love life. However try to reassure your mate by being more expressive and indulgent.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You will have to pay attention to work on hand as you seem to be unable to meet set deadlines. You will be tied up with documents, articles or public appearances and presentations. You may desperately need a break from routine. It is bad economics to seek change or take a break right now.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Money matters are very good. Social engagements and business meetings are bound to have encouraging results. New alliances made now will prove lasting and profitable. You will be able to combine business with pleasure. A journey for work or religious function is likely and will be fruitful.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): New developments around you will make you optimistic and enthusiastic about your future and career growth. You will be working with great determination and sincerity, which will win you the support of others. Those traveling for work will have a successful journey. News from distant places is good.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Travel on a business tour to an important centre is likely and will prove profitable. Try to explore new regions previously not visited. The employed are likely to receive job offers from an organization that has been their client for long. Think twice for it may not be a good idea to change. Personal life runs smoothly, though you will miss moments of leisure and romance in the company of your beloved. A journey for work or religious function will be fruitful.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): A turn of events might require you to travel perhaps to see a family member or you may have unexpected visitors at home from out of town quite suddenly. Try not to get involved in any discussions that could create problems for you. Accept rather than change things for what you would like them to be.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): You are wasting your time doing trivial things that do not add up to much. Wait for that big offer of work that is bound to come your way. Personal life could get complicated because of a discussion with a loved one who may not agree with your point of view. Do not push your luck as it may not be appreciated causing a rift in your association.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): A favorable piece of news is likely. Those doing specialized training or a technical course will get an opportunity coming their way. Gains that were expected from a career change will be conveyed to you. However this may entail a change of environment, which you will have to consider. You have a good bond with your mate. But a development today could create a few doubts and suspicion. You will find a way out with renewed trust and faith in each other.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): You will be in a positive and aggressive frame of mind. Completing reports, preparing for meeting or seminar or exhibition, sale and purchase, are some of the activities of the day. At a get-together this evening you may be in a flirtatious mood. You could harm an important relationship quite innocently.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Financially you are doing extremely well for yourself. You will be inundated with more work than you can handle and have to work hard to finish all that you have set out to do. You will have the support of your mate and loved ones. You will be bringing about some necessary changes at your residence or office.


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QUICK CROSSWORD 4758

ACROSS: 1 One of hundred in a rupee? (5) 6 School exams in England (5) 9 Polar (7) 10 Having a gun (5) 11 Wrote or entered (5) 12 Loose or bulging out? (5) 13 Famous temple in Rome - "optical" anagram? (7) 15 It may need stroking (3) 17 Make eyes ! (4) 18 The threads spun by a spider to catch insects (6) 19 ___ and raving mad : absolutely insane? (5) 20 Anatomical passageway (6) 22 Weapons, firearms or armament (4) 24 In one's ___ books : not finding favour with one? (3) 25 See beforehand (7) 26 Inert gas used in light bulbs (5) 27 Preserved for later (2,3) 28 Five-dollar bill (5) 29 A disease caused by the bite of mosquitos (7) 30 Thin porridge (5) 31 Speak impulsively (5)

DOWN: 2 A safety device that inflates upon a car's impact with another object (3,3) 3 Coin (6) 4 In ___ of : for the benefit of? (3) 5 Reef-forming growth (5) 6 Capital of Sikkim (7) 7 Make sick with too much sweetness (4) 8 Come forth, lead to or result in (6) 12 Lick the ___ of : be subservient to; flatter? (5) 13 Hillside valley (5) 14 Beg (5) 15 Jugs or pitchers (5)

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SUDOKU 1944 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: L equals G

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

16 Grossly overweight (5) 18 Sing as Bing did (5) 19 Dreamlike (7) 21 Money maker (6) 22 From the air, as in ____ attack or

____ photography (same word)? (6) 23 Fast-moving celestial body (6) 25 Short raid (5) 26 The top - in perfection? (4) 28 A trivial lie (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 3 Anand, 8 Usury, 10 Easel, 11 Sri, 12 Friar, 13 Panoply, 15 Rev up, 18 Cao, 19 Obsess, 21 Shrubby, 22 Howe, 23 MTNL, 24 Octopus, 26 Mysore, 29 QED, 31 Boson, 32 Sunbear, 34 Nancy, 35 ATR, 36 Stoat, 37 Staff, 38 Sedge. DOWN: 1 Assam, 2 Brioche, 4 Nary, 5 Nearby, 6 Dares, 7 Cetus, 9 Urn, 12 Flounce, 14 Par, 16 Vests, 17 Psalm, 19 Obloquy, 20 Rhomb, 21 Swiss, 23 Mud bath, 24 Ornate, 25 Pen, 27 Youth, 28 Oonas, 30 Barfi, 32 Scag, 33 Eta.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1763 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

S M I W P C

U E

N M O W S C

I

P H C N N U R L S C

B X O H J

X O G

X Y C R

C I G N

I R J

U W

S X O H J

X Y C R I N

N M O W

I R J

C I N U H V X O G

I N

C V C N

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: People ask for criticism, but they only want praise

Afternoon WORD MINE

K

I

Y

L

U

L

N

C

U

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: 09 average; 10 good; 12 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: cede, cider, cinder, creed, cried, decree, deer, denier, dense, denser, desire, dice, dicer, dine, diner, dire, discern, eider, iced, need, needier, recede, reed, reined, rend, rescind, reside, RESIDENCE, ride, rind, rinsed, screened, secede, seed, seedier, send, sender, side, sired, sneered, snide.

HEATHCLIFF

Yesterday’s


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Sharan bows out of US Open

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FLIGHT OF FEDEX CRASHES

Federer stunned while Nadal rolls on at US Open; Pennetta, Hantuchova enter quarters

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EW YORK: Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open in the fourth round while Rafael Nadal captured his 19th hardcourt win in a row to reach the quarter-finals without having allowed a service break. Federer suffered a stunning upset at the hands of Spanish 19th seed Tommy Robredo, whose 7-6 (7/3), 63, 6-4 shocker yesterday was his first victory in 11 matches against the 17time Grand Slam champion and fivetime US Open winner. "I'm going to feel like I beat myself," Federer said. "It was up to me to make the difference and I just couldn't. I self-destructed, which is really disappointing. When things came to the crunch I just couldn't do it. It's frustrating." Federer's failure, which came on the heels of a shock second-round Wimbledon exit, thwarted a potential quarter-final match with 12-time Grand Slam winner Nadal in what would have been their first meeting on the New York hardcourts. "If I'm playing like this, I'm not going to beat Rafa," Federer said. This was the first year since 2002 that Federer has not made a Grand Slam final. Instead, it will be Robredo in his first US Open quarter-final against second-seeded countryman Nadal, who dispatched Germany's 22ndseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. "It was very tough conditions, very humid. I sweat too much," Nadal said. "But the opponent was great. Lucky to be through I think. I fought a lot to get through this match."

Nadal leads the ATP with nine titles this season and a 56-3 record since ending a seven-month injury layoff last February, his sore knees having kept him out of last year's US Open. Nadal has won all six career meetings with Robredo, but Federer was 10-0 against Robredo before being sent home. "He will come to my match with big confidence," Nadal said. "I hope to be ready for that." Robredo suffered seven prior fourth-round US Open defeats and

matched his best Grand Slam performance with the dramatic upset. "To beat Roger, it's something amazing," Robredo said. "It's like a dream. I am so happy. It was a great day." Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer reached his eighth consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final, beating Serbian 18th seed Janko Tipsarevic 76 (7/2), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3). Ferrer will face French eighth seed Richard Gasquet, who outlasted 10th seed Milos Raonic 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 7-6

(11/9), 7-5 after four hours and 40 minutes and despite the Canadian's 39 aces, the third-most ever in a US Open match. Ferrer is 8-1 all-time against Gasquet, whose only prior fourth-round Slam win in 17 attempts came on his way to a 2007Wimbledon semi-final. In taking as many sets off Federer as he had in 10 prior losses combined, Robredo also raised questions about the future of the former world number one, who had not missed the US

Thirty for success as US Open quarters go senior

NEW YORK: Life-long friends Roberta Vinci and Flavia Pennetta as well as Daniela Hantuchova reached the US Open quarter-finals to ensure five women over the age of 30 will be in the last eight. Vinci, the 10th seed, beat compatriot and qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarters for a second successive year yesterday. Pennetta, now at 83 in the world, made the last eight for a fourth time with a 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) win over Romanian 21st seed Simona Halep and will tackle childhood friend Vinci with a place in a major semi-final for the first time at stake. Slovakia's Hantuchova, who last made the quarter-finals as a teenager in 2002, saw off American wildcard Alison Riske 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 on the back of 15 aces and 46 winners. "Roberta and I shared a room for four years. She's like a sister," said former world number 10 Pennetta, who

Roberta Vinci reacts after beating Camila Giorgi during the fourth round of the 2013 U.S. Open.

splits a 4-4 career record with Vinci. "I think it's going to be a really tough match for both of us. We know each other really well. I have known her for 20 years or more, we lived just

35, 45 kilometers away from each other. So is going to be really nice for us because one of us is going to have the chance to be in the semi-finals." Monday's events were hard luck on Halep, who came into the tournament having won four titles on the tour this year. She was hoping to be the first Romanian in the quarterfinals since Irina Spirlea in 1997. Halep was serving at 5-4 in the second set with a set point when torrential rain caused a suspension of play for more than four hours. When they returned to the Louis Armstrong Stadium court, Halep's composure was shattered and Pennetta hit back before racing through the tie-breaker for victory. Vinci recovered from 1-4 down in the first set to race away with 11 of the next 13 games to beat world number 136 Giorgi, who had stunned former number one Caroline Wozniacki in the third round.

EW YORK: Divij Sharan's US Open came to an end after the Indian and his Chinese Taipei partner Yen-Hsun Lu went down fighting to Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer in the men's doubles third round here. Sharan and Lu lost 6-7 (6) 6-3 36 to the fifth seeded PakistaniDutch combination. Qureshi and Rojer's booming serve gave them the upperhand in then opening set as they sent down as many as six aces against none by their rivals. Even though Shara and Lu were better than Qureshi and Rojer in the unforced errors department but eventually the fifth seeds clinched the initiative by not letting it slip despite their rivals' stiff resistance. With a better first serve percentage, Sharan and Lu roared back in the second set with a dominating performance during which they broke Qureshi and Rojer once. The Pakistani-Dutch combo was, however, guilty of frittering away three break points during the second set. But they turned the tables in the deciding set by breaking Sharan and Lu once while not conceding a single break point themselves to seal the issue in their favour.

Open quarter-finals since a 2003 fourth-round exit. Federer, 32, won only two of 16 break-point chances. "I'm delighted. Today the difference is I won the break points and he did not," said Robredo. Federer, whose seventh seeding at the US Open was his lowest at a Grand Slam event since 2002, hit 45 winners but also made 43 unforced errors and managed only five aces. "I started badly," Federer said. "But I struggled throughout, which is not very satisfying. I missed so many opportunities. Rhythm was off.When those things happen, clearly it's always going to be difficult." Federer had made 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final appearances before being upset by Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round at Wimbledon, having not departed a major before the last eight since the 2004 French Open. A rain delay of more than four hours pushed his match from Arthur Ashe Stadium to Louis Armstrong Stadium, his first match there since 2006. He had not lost there since suffering his first US Open loss back in 2000. Federer had made eight career comebacks to win after dropping the first two sets but he failed on five break points in the fourth game of the third set and there was a sense a comeback chance had been squandered. Robredo, 31, broke at love in the seventh game for a 4-3 edge and they held to set up the final game, fans chanting, "Let's Go Roger" in vain hopes of willing the wilting onceking to a rally for the ages, only to watch as Robredo held again to win in two hours and 24 minutes.


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EW DELHI: The I-League this season will have 13 teams instead of 14 after Mumbai Tigers today pulled out of the country's premier football tournament in a surprise move. Mumbai Tigers, owned by Dubai-based Dodsal Group, was roped in by the All India Football Federation with much fanfare as one of the two new teams in the league. The sudden move came less then 20 days before the start of the league. "Citing unavoidable circumstances, Mumbai Tigers have decided not to take part in

the 2013-14 Season of I-League, requesting further for their involvement in the 2nd Division League for this season," the AIFF said in a statement. "The Mumbai based Club informed the AIFF that they are not ready at the moment to participate in the First Division and need more time to prepare for participation in the I-League," it said. I-League Chief Executive told PTI that the league will now have just 13 teams. "We did not have any idea that this could be coming. Suddenly they (Mumbai Tigers) sent a letter to us that

they are not ready to play in the ILeague this season. Only 13 teams will be there in the ILeague this year," he said. He said there would not be any need to draw a new I-League schedule after the pull out by Mumbai Tigers. "There will be no need for new fixtures to be prepared. Those matches involving Mumbai Tigers will be removed in the schedule already drawn up," Dhar said. Asked about the Rs 3 crore to be given each year by the club to the AIFF for fielding its team in the I-League, Dhar said, "The

money was not to be given to the AIFF. It was to be invested by the club for infrastructure development." Asked if the AIFF would take action against Mumbai Tigers for pulling out of the I-League, Dhar said, "That is for the AIFF Executive Committee to decide." In a bid to bring in corporates to Indian football, the AIFF had allowed Jindal Steel Works and Dodsal Group to field teams in the I-League from this year onwards. JSW has recently launched Bengaluru Football Club to play in the I-League.

Chhetri injury-time goal gives India 1-1 draw against Bangla — were also shown yellow cards by the referee. India were better side in the first half as Koevermans’ boys kept the proceedings under control early on. They kept the ball, switched flanks and pressed for a early goal. It resulted in a flurry of chances which went abegging. The first chance came in the eighth minute when an overlapping Nirmal Chettri found Francis Fernandes on the right. Francis, who was impressive with his timely runs, sped past Waly Faisal and essayed a centre but an unmarked Chhetri’s volley just went over. The very next minute, another of Chhetri’s efforts went off the mark and then Jewel Raja failed to pull the trigger after the trio of Lenny Rodrigues, Mehtab Hossain ATHMANDU: An injury-time equalised in the 94th minute with and Chhetri had done the spadework. In the 36th minute, Francis goal by captain Sunil Chhetri the last kick of the match. Chhetri, who was off colour all Fernandes found himself unsaved India from embarrassment as they played out a 1-1 draw through the match, scored from a marked off a Mohanraj long-throw against Bangladesh in their second free-kick to give India one point but his volley sailed over. Minutes group match of the SAFF Football and four from two outings. They later Fernandes was brought down at the far end and off the resultant play hosts Nepal on Thursday. Championships here today. Kovermans tried all his tricks Mehtab Hossain free-kick, Chhetri Defending champions India, who had scraped past Pakistan 1-0 but without success. He made did time his jump well but could in their campaign opener thanks three changes in the second half, not find the target. Early in the second session, to an own goal by their rival skip- bringing in Dawson Fernandes, per, dished out another disap- Arata Izumi and Robin Singh in Chhetri wasted another chance as pointing show at the Halchowk place of Jeje Lalpekhlua, Lenny he missed the target yet again after Rodrigues and Francis Fernandes a Jewel Raja header fell nicely on Stadium today. Wim Koevermans’ men were on respectively but a goal eluded his his way in the 57th minute. But by the hour mark, the verge of an embarrassing de- side till the fourth and final minute Bangladesh seemed to have got a feat after Atiqur Rahman Meshu of the added time. Three Indians — Sunil Chhetri, measure of the Indians and were had put Bangladesh ahead in the 82nd minute before Chhetri Arnab Mondal and Nirmal Chhetri the better side till the end.

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In the 68th minute, Mobarak Hossain Bhuyan cut in from the right, created space for himself against Arnab Mondal and sent a fine cross for a waiting Mohamed Zahid Hasan Ameli. Indian stopper Gouramangi Singh was able to sneak in at the right time to intercept. Two minutes later, Gouramangi was at it again, as he made another interception after Mohd Taklis Ahmed got the better of Lenny Rodrigues inside the Indian box. Bangladesh went ahead in the 82nd minute with Aiiqur Meshu heading in off a corner. Mohamed Mamunul Islam, who came in just two minutes before, took the corner and an unmarked the Atiqur Rahman Meshu had a free header at the far post and he had all the time in the world to just nod the ball home. The goal jolted the Indians, who already looked like they don’t have much in their tank. Koevermans threw in striker Robin Singh in place of Farncis Fernandes in the 84th minute to have more man upfront in a desperate bid for an equaliser. However, the Indians could not do much and all they could do was to send the ball towards Chhetri who was off colour for the second consecutive match. India were, however, not to be denied a point, as they got a freekick in the fourth and last minute of the injury time and Chhetri scored from it to make a bit of amends for his poor form.

R. N. Podar, Bengali Education High School advance M

UMBAI: Two remarkable goals by Fenil Singh from R. N. Podar, Vile Parle gave his team a 3-0 victory against IES Manik, Bandra, at Airtel Rising Stars, Mumbai leg, at the Veitenary College Hostel Ground, Parel Village, here on Tuesday. Along with Fenil Singh, Tandg Kulkarni also scored one goal for his team. In another match, Bengali Education High School, Dadar beat M. H. Saboo Siddik, Byculla 2-0. Kiran Medas and Harshad Powar from Bengali Education High School, Dadar scored one goal each and helped their team enter the second round. While, Aditya Birla, Tardeo de- M. H. Saboo Siddik (Green) and Bengali Education High School (Blue) playres vie for feated Maulana Azad, Byculla the ball during their tie at Airtel Rising Stars, Mumbai leg matches.

1-0, the winning goal scored by Aniket Sarkar, gave his team their first win in the prestigious league. Two well-scored goals helped St. Anne's Orlem defeat St. Pius 2-0. Kevin Fernandes and Kirk Alvares from St. Anne's Orlem scored one goal each which helped the team advance into the next round.

Results: R. N. Podar, Vile Parle 3 (Fenil Singh 2, Tandag Kulkarni 1) bt IES Manik, Bandra 0; Bengali Education High School, Dadar 2 (Kiran Medas 1, Harshad Powar 1) bt M. H. Saboo Siddik, Byculla 0; Aditya Birla, Tardeo 1 (Aniket Sarkar 1) bt Maulana Azad, Byculla 0; St. Anne's Orlem 2 (Kevin Fernandes 1, Kirk Alvares 1) bt St. Pius 0.

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MUMBAI: Central Railway Matunga Institute (CRMI) outplayed Juhu Strikers 4-1 in a Second Division encounter of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2013-14, at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Tuesday evening. Aniket Chavan, Deepak Waghela, Atul Patel and Gaurav Panhal struck a goal each for the winners, while Elroy Oliveira got the lone goal for the losing side. Results - at St. Xavier’s ground, Parel – Div-III: Fan Club Association 1 (Rohan Mhatre) drew with King Circle United 1 (Ashish Pansar); Rajawadi FC 0 drew with Barcode 0; Borivali FC 3 (Cornel N, Jayant Mahilia, Safan M) beat Footballistan 0. Div-II: Central Railway Matunga Institute 4 (Aniket Chavan, Deepak Waghela, Atul Patel, Gaurav Panhal) beat Juhu Strikers 1 (Elroy Oliveira).

ICL selection trials

MUMBAI: The Indian Cultural League (ICL) will hold trials to select their team to participate in the MDFA league. The selection trials will be held at the St. Xavier’s Ground, Parel on 5th, 6th & 7th September, 2013 from 7.00am. onwards. Players are requested to contact coach S Ansari at the venue.

Saachi, Manushi score a brace for Ambani

MUMBAI: Saachi Munot and Manushi Asher took the lead to score a brace for Dhirubhai Ambani International, Bandra as they overpowered Hiranandani Foundation, Powai 5-0 in the girls under 16 Inter School football tournament held at the MSSA Castrol Schools Sports Centre, Azad Maidan on Tuesday. Results: B-14-II-B: Hiranandani Foundation (Powia) (3) (Shaurya Vig 2, Partul Mann 1) beat Don Bosco High School (Matunga) (0); B-14-II-A: St. Mary’s SSC (Mazagaon) (1) (Mufaddal Merchant 1) beat Holy Name (Colaba) (0); B-14-IIA: Army Public School (Colaba) (1) (Amrudin Singh 1) beat St. Xavier’s (Bhandup) (0); B-14-II-B: Colaba Municipal (Colaba) (2) (Kumar M. Rathod 1, Abhishek S. Sakpal 1) beat Bombay International (0); G-16: Dhirubhai Ambani Int.(BKC) (5) (Saachi Munot 2, Satvi Kumar 1, Manushi Asher 2) beat Hiranandani Foundation (Powai) (0); G-16D: The J.B. Petit (Fort) ( Alaia Singh 1) drew with Jamnabai Narsee (1) (Riyal Behl 1); G-16-E: St. Lawrence (Borivali) (Swamini Shelar 1, Shivanj Sharma 1, Mansi Gupta 1, Tanvi R. Aorane 1) beat St. Thomas (Goregaon) (0). Venue: Don Bosco High School (Matunga) - B16-IV-F: Our Lady of Salvation (Dadar) (2) (Siddesh Pawar 1, Aji Naik 1) beat IES VN Sule Guruji (Dadar) (0); B-16-IV-J: Hume High School (0) drew with St. Mary’s (Kalina) (0); B-16-IV-B: IES Manik ‘A’ (Bandra) failed to turn up for their match against St. Teresa’s; B-16-IV-K: St. Joseph (Juhu) (1) (Kharvi Vinay 1) beat St. Xavier’s (Andheri) (0); B-16-IV-E: St. Joseph (Colaba) (2) (Aniket Panchal 1, Sam Reshon 1) beat Campion School (Cooperage) (1) (Rahil Verma 1).

Tabhane impresses in World Roller Skating Championship in Belgium

MUMBAI: National champion Nikhilesh Tabhane created history at the 2013 World Roller Skating championship in Belgium when he became the first senior Indian roller skater to reach the quarterfinal stage of the 300m sprint event earlier this week. The 22-year-old from Nagpur, who is now supported by Ameya Classic Club in Virar, clocked a timing of 25.88 secs despite difficult conditions and is aiming for a podium finish next year. “I got just one session to train in Oostende, Belgium, since I reached only a day before the event and that day it was raining till evening. Despite that I managed to clock a very good timing but I know that I can do better,” he said.


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UMBAI: A young Sports Authority of India (SAI) came up with a lionhearted performance to force a 4-4 draw with Indian Navy in a fast-paced and thrilling Super Division encounter of the Mumbai Hockey Association Limited (MHAL) League 2013, played at the MHAL Stadium, Churchgate, on Tuesday evening. Leading the SAI charge was their skipper Manpreet Singh, who not only marshalled the midfield brilliantly, but also produced two goals, the second coming with just two minutes remaining in the match to bring cheer for the youngsters from Kandivali. Jatinder Singh and Mahendra K netted the other two goals. For last year’s runners-up, Indian Navy, Heera Singh, Ved Prakash, Faheen Khan and captain Surender Kumar were responsible in getting their goals. The scores were tied 1-1 at the end of the first half and seven of the eight goals were superb field efforts while only Navy’s fourth goal came through a penalty corner. The match started off on a rousing note as both side played an open attacking game. The SAI outfit exhibited good skills and understanding as they rose to match their more senior opponents in almost every department. On the other hand, Navy have themselves to blame as they messed up quite a number of chances. They SAI goalkeeper Naresh Chaudhari, who excelled under bar, proved quite a hard nut to crack and on many occasions the Navy players were unable to beat him from close. After the two teams had a couple of attempts at either end the Sailor struck in the 16th minute when Heera Singh scored with a reverse hit from an assist from Mohit Singh Thakur. Unfazed by that setback SAI fought

ALL AT SEA: SAI skipper Manpreet Singh raises his arm after scoring a goal as the Navy defence including goalkeeper Vikash seem all at sea. back and managed to draw level 10 minutes later through Jatinder Singh who scored off Manish Poojary’s cross from the right. After the change of ends, SAI jumped into the lead when Manpreet scored after a superb run down the right flank by Jatinder in the 48th minute. Later Navy scored two quick goals through Ved Prakash 52nd minute and Faheen Khan three minutes later to lead 3-2. SAI once again neutralised the lead through Mahendra K’s strike in the 63rd

minute before Navy yet again went up when Surender Kumar found success from their sixth and final short corner of the match in the 66th minute. But just when it seemed curtains for SAI, Manpreet fired home the equaliser in the 68th minute. Results: Indian Navy 4 (Heera Singh 16th min, Ved Prakash 51st min, Faheen Khan 55th min, Surender Kumar 66th min) drew with Sports Authority of India 4 (Jatinder Singh 26th min, Manpreet Singh 48th min & 68th min, Mahendra K 63rd ).

Kirsten is chief coach of Daredevils

India A reach 94-2 in reply to NZ A’s 437 V

Newly-appointed Delhi Daredevils' coach Gary Kirsten along with Assistant Coach Eric Simons (L) and Team Mentor T A Sekar (R) in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

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YDERABAD: Former India coach Gary Kirsten was appointed chief coach of the Delhi Daredevils for the seventh season of the Indian Premier League. The 45-year-old South African, who guided the national team to World Cup triumph in 2011 apart from taking the Test side to the No.1 spot, has been roped in to turn the fortunes of one of the most popular franchises in the IPL after their disastrous eighthplace finish in the last season. However, the support staff will remain intact with Eric Simons now working as an assistant coach alongside his close friend while TA Sekar continues to be the Team Mentor. Mushtaq Ahmed is also expected to be the spin consultant once again. “It is indeed a massive privilege to work with the Delhi Daredevils side after having worked with two international sides (India and South Africa). I

have always maintained that building a quality side is a process and I am looking forward to taking up this new challenge in franchise cricket,” Kirsten told mediapersons here. Kirsten admitted that it was through his “old friend” Simons that he was offered the role of chief coach. “I was recommended by Mr Simons and after having a chat with the owners, I found them to be good people. My job will be to help the boys perform to the best of their abilities. Also having Simons around helps a lot as we go back a long way and complement each other really well.” “The IPL at this stage of my career is a perfect thing to have happened considering the commitments I have towards my family. They are my priority and devoting three months a year is fine for me,” the soft-spoken gutsy opener of yesteryears explained.

ISAKHAPATNAM: Vasudevan Jagadeesh (40) and Manprit Juneja (43) stitched an unbeaten 78-run stand to help India A reach 94 for two at stumps on the day two of the second and final unofficial ‘Test’ against New Zealand A at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium here today. India A still have an uphill task at hands as the hosts are trailing by 343 runs with eight wickets remaining in their first innings. Earlier today, New Zealand after resuming their first innings at 300 for eight, added another 137 runs before getting dismissed for 437 in 121.1 overs. Overnight batsmen Doug Bracewell (96) and Ish Sodhi (57) put on 162 runs for the eight wicket to take New Zealand A to a commanding position in the final four-day match. The Indian bowlers failed to make inroads even as Bracewell and Sodhi went about their business with ease. After 31.3 overs, Abhishek Nayar finally brought the breakthrough when he cleaned up Bracewell with the batsmen just four runs short of a century. Bracewell had 11 fours and a six in his 132-ball innings. Pacer Dhawal Kulkarni then picked up Sodhi in his first delivery of the next over to bring New Zealand A’s innings to an end. Sodhi played a very patient innings as in his 142-ball 57 included just three boundaries. With New Zealanders piling up a massive score, a lot was expected from Unmukt Chand, who had captained India Under-19 to victory in the 2012 World Cup. But the opener made just four runs before he was sent packing by Mark Gillespie in the fifth over of the India A’s innings. Centurion of the last match, young Vijay Zol too could not continue his good form and was dismissed by Bracewell in the 13th over with India A reeling at 16 for two.

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Only one review per innings should be allowed in DRS: Cairns

BANGALORE: Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns feels the Umpire Decision Review System should be restricted to just one usage per innings to prevent it from becoming a “crutch”. “The DRS is something that helps the game but I think it needs to be used not as a crutch in the game. I would actually have one review per innings because it is there to stop a very bad decision,” he added. The DRS has been controversial since its inception and has drawn mixed reactions in international cricket. India has been among the staunch opposers of the system. Currently, teams are allowed two unsuccessful appeals in an innings. Talking about the poor form of New Zealand, Cairns said the team has been disappointing in every form of the game but hoped it would climb up the rankings in next three years.

India announce junior team for Sultan of Johar Cup

NEW DELHI: Midfielder Manpreet Singh will lead an 18-member Indian junior hockey team in the third Sultan of Johar Cup to be played at Johor Bahru, Malaysia from September 22 to 29. Hockey India Selectors B P Govinda, Syed Ali, Dr R P Singh and coaches Gregg Clark and Baljeet Singh Saini along with Government Observer Harbinder Singh selected the players with nine standbys during the trials held at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium here on August 28 and 29. Forward Affan Yousef has been named vice-captain of the team. Before departing for Malaysia, the team will have a preparatory camp at Major Dhyanchand National Stadium from September 7 to 17.

Decision on Yogeshwar’s return to action in 3-4 weeks: Doctor

NEW DELHI: The doctor treating Yogeshwar Dutt’s recurring knee problem said that the Olympic medallist wrestler was recovering from his injury and the timing of his return to action would be decided later in the month. The 30-year-old wrestler, who suffered a MCL (medial collateral ligament) tear in his right knee in July, was forced out of the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary but would be flying off to join the team for a coaching camp ahead of the marquee event from September 16-22. “Yogeshwar’s right knee has suffered an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL tear before and were operated. He recently suffered an MCL tear again. We were contemplating a surgery for it. But last week, we found that the injury has considerably healed so we decided against it,” said Dinshaw Pardiwala, who is the head of Centre for Sports Medicine at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital.

CSA could lose R2.5 million a day from shortened India tour

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) could lose up to 2.5 million rand a day in revenue if the Indian tour later this year is shortened, according to a media report. The Afrikaans daily Beeld quoted sources as saying that CSA stands to lose about R300 million in total if the India tour is shortened, particularly from TV broadcast rights. Sources also said that CSA is not in a position to take the matter to court, as India is yet to sign the ICC Future Tours Programme and would therefore not have to account if it shortened proposed tours and arranged others. CSA had announced that India would tour the country for three Tests, seven ODIs and two T20 matches between November 18 and January 25.


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