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Students feeling uncomfortable by increased police presence in and around Siddharth College


By Yatin Ingle

hile most colleges across the city have a maximum of 10-15 security guards on their premises, Siddharth College of Commerce and Economics, Fort, has hundreds of uniformed policemen, along with personnel from the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and Riot Control Force (RCF) stationed inside and all around the college. Though this situation had been continuing for almost a month, students are now feeling like they are in jail after more security was called up to stop Anandraj Ambedkar (Republican Sena), Prakash Ambedkar (Bahrip Bahujan Mahasanga) and Ramdas Athavle (Republican Party of India) from entering the college premises. Talking to the ADC, a student who did not wished to be named, said, “Since morning, we remain surrounded by all types of cops. We are not free and comfortable

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KIDS ARE SHYING AWAY: The entrance looks more like a police station crawling with cops than a college front filled with students.

NO NEWS FROM JULY 15 Azad Shrivastav | ADC

By Philip Varghese

Cable operators to suspend ome July 15 and you wont be able to watch news channels, as cable operators and disC relay from news channels in tributors in the city have threatened to cut off relay of news channels if the Entertainprotest against hike in the ment Tax (ET) is not reduced to Rs.15 from the Rs. 45 per consumer. This will effecEntertainment Tax existing tively blank out the state legislature’s mon-

Arvind Prabhoo, president of Maharshtra Cable Operators Federation, addressing a press conference on issues and demands of local cable operators at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh on Monday.

soon session which begins on July 15. Most cable operators and distributors were aggrieved with the fact that they had to pay three times more ET than their counterparts in other states, said Anil Parab, MLC and president of Cable Operators and Distributors Association (CODA). According to Arvind Prabhoo, President of Maharashtra Cable Operators Federation (MCOF) said, “There are many other issues related to the cable operators. Since November 2012, the Government has made set-top box mandatory for all viewers. Introducing Continued on pg 8 «

As govt asks travel operators to henceforth submit list of pilgrims going on tour through them, a family member of a doctor who went missing, narrates his tragic story By Prashant Hamine


ad it not been for Dr. Sunanda Kulkarni’s miraculous escape to safety in the aftermath of the June 16 cloud-burst in the hills of Uttarakhand, no one would have had the faintest clue that their dear ones were in grave danger. Thanks to the utter callous approach of Ambika Travels from Shrirampur in Ahmednagar Continued on pg 8 «


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BMC to build three new dams to manage the city’s water supply woes

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MUMBAI | TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013 of the state government had already asked various agencies to make report on use of Koyana water for drinking, irrigation and industrial purpose on ‘build and use’ principle. Three private companies – Gammon India Project Ltd, ESSAR Project India Ltd and

By A Staff Reporter

I think the mid-term polls are yet to be declared! See, not a single ‘netaji’ has visited our remote village recently.


Do you think terror attacks can be prevented by enhancing additional security measures? Dashrat Pawar Professional Yes. If you enhance more security measures, it would mean more hurdles to terrorists to play their evil games.

Bhushan Joshi Insurance Executive No. Police need to take multi-pronged approach and need to increase Internet surveillance. Also informers should be inducted to get intelligence. Kajal Gohil Homemaker No. Terrorists are not dropout students. They are trained professionals. Only frisking and nakabandis will not prevent terror attacks.


he Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration is planning to build three new dams to meet the city’s ever growing demand for water. This is because the civic body is not optimistic about the prospects of bringing in water from Koyana Dam to the city. The idea was the brain child of legislator Ravindra Waikar, Prakash Darekar and Vinod Shelar who tabled the discussion in the BMC. The BMC has four major dams – Modak Sagar, Bhatsa, Tansa and Middle Vaitarna those supply drinking water supply to city. According to hydraulic department which is responsible for the water supply the city’s requirement is 12,53,830 million liters (ML) and everyday it is increasing as uncontrolled influx is coming to city. In the present scenario, as the growth rate is increasing in city to bring the proportionate water to city, the civic body needs to build one dam after every seven years. On that line, the BMC had planned three major dams – Gargai (450 Million lire per day MLD) Pinjal (865MLD) and Damanganga (1586 MLD) for next two decades. Darekar had proposed to bring water from Koyana Dam. All the BMC would’ve needed to do would be to build a canal or tunnel to bring in the water from Koyana Dam to the city. The water resource department

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Heavy downpour inundates Mira-Bhayandar Pics: Suresh Golani

By Suresh Golani


Siddharth Kumar Finance expert No. Mumbai has suffered one bomb blast after another since 1993. Just two days from now, the city will observe 7/11 bomb blasts anniversary. Muna Hakke Student No. Only enhancing security measures won’t do. The city police need to outsmart terrorists to stop terror attacks.


Welspun Infratech Ltd has submitted their proposals to the state. The state is asking various government and non-governmental agencies to calculate their requirement of water in future. However, the civic administration has said that it is determined to construct three new dams Gargai, Pinjal and Damanganga for future demand of the city. Gargai project is under permission and planning stage. It will be complete by 2015 and will be ready to hold water by 2016 monsoon. The other two dams will start simultaneously.

Most roads in Mira Bhayandar were flooded, after heavy rains lashed the area on Monday.


he heavy downpour which began early Monday morning resulted in water-logging in several parts of the twin-city of Mira Bhayandar. Water-logging was reported mainly from Kanakia, Ramdev Park, Naya Nagar, Kashimira and Bakery Lane areas of Mira Bhayandar. People especially school going children faced tremendous hardships. Pothole ridden roads and ongoing construction activities taken up by the civic administration added to the woes of pedestrians and motorists. Several schools including the RBK school in Mira Road announced a holiday for the afternoon shift students. Even though the Fire Services claimed that no emergency calls were received by department, the heavy showers kept its officials on toes on Monday.

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Forget Guatemala, Mumbai is much more dangerous!

This picture was taken from a high-rise on Nepean Sea Road and the area in the front, greenlit by tube lights is Priyadarshini Park. On the left is the sea and in the distance, one can see twin towers and Antilia, the Ambani “home”. It is a picture filled with light and energy but it is not a pretty sight, certainly not on the lines of the world’s great cities like New York or Paris or London or Frankfurt, certainly not like Rome. We’ve missed our chances to be a really great city and now, unless there is some miracle of change of heart among citizens (forget the government), unless we pull together with a common vision, Mumbai is going to be the world’s biggest uninterrupted slum, highlighted by the gated, secured, infrastructured, exclusionary developments that are sold as luxury homes in Mumbai, where 70 per cent of the population lives in Third World conditions.

come out with a competition for the best written articles and photographs on the subject of violence against health care personnel and services, operating in the face of danger. What price Guatemala, when in Mumbai, if you decide that a doctor hasn’t attended quickly enough to your relative, you can just beat him or her up. And surely Guatemala has no parallel to our own beloved elected leaders actually leading the vandalisation of hospitals when one of their number died a death foretold! Remember the Singhania

hospital in Thane vandalized by the Shiv Sena a decade ago? It seemed to set a trend that has been followed by individuals and groups with a fair degree of impunity. So maybe Paramedic Dymott should have headed for aamchi Mumbai, where medics, paramedics and everyone in between really live fast and dangerous lives! Anyway, the series can be caught on August 3 at 6.40am and 7.40 pm on BBC World News, and again on August 4 at 1.40 pm on BBC World News. Azad Shrivastav | ADC

THE BBC World News commences a new series from August 3 that promises to be really interesting. It is tagged The Toughest Place to be, a series documentary which offered various working or retired professionals in the United Kingdom a different and more challenging working environment in the same profession. These individuals travel to a foreign country to learn and work under the new environment for certain number of days. The first one in the series explores the world of the paramedic through Angie Dymott, who leaves her job as a paramedic in Cardiff, South Wales, to join the Bomberos of Guatemala City. For two weeks, she lives and works with the combined paramedics and firemen, as they race to the scenes of gangland killings and drive-by shootings. Swapping her roomy, high-tech, state-of-the-art ambulance for a cramped minibus, Angie sees more bloodshed and killings in a few days than in all her years on the job in Wales. Decades of civil war have left Guatemala City close to chaos and as she arrives in this Central American country, will she be a useful member of the team or a merely hindrance? What a coincidence that the Press Institute of India (PII) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) should at practically the same time, have


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BUS... ITNA SA KHWAB HAI... Yuva Sena leader Aditya Thackeray and actor Abhishek Bachchan flagged off two special BEST buses at the Mayor’s Bungalow in Shivaji Park, on Monday. The BEST is starting special late night services for Filmcity workers, which will help those who do late shifts.

B is for blasts – at Bodh Gaya

HERE’S another bit of irony on a day seemingly buzzing with instances. Ani Choying Dolma is an internationally reputed singer of Buddhist hymns and chants who has toured extensively in North America, Asia and Europe. She is a philanthropist dedicated to the welfare of Buddhist nuns, who founded the Arya Tara School in Ani Choying Dolma 2000 for nuns. The school runs with the help of proceeds from her concerts tours, CD sales and donation. Drolma is all set to give her first performance, free of cost in Mumbai at St. Andrews Auditorium on Thursday 11th July at 7pm. On the other hand, there is Bodh Gaya facing bomb blasts for the first time. We visited (also for the first time in our lives) in December 2003, traveling from Patna with two bus loads of school mates on a specially happy trip. This was when Bihar was still

Monks undergo security checks as they arrive for prayers at Mahabodhi Temple on Monday.

Lalu land, Nitish Kumar being a distant, seemingly impossible dream. From Patna, we took the bypass, went through Jehanabad which was probably the most lawless region in the state, and finally reached Bodh Gaya after several stops, a mere 110 km away, after nearly six hours. The roads were the worst we have ever traveled over. We should have taken 2 hours and 20 minutes, tops. Which is why Bodh Gaya itself was such a shock. The place was full of tourists, the roads (made with Japanese technology) were really as smooth as Hema Malini’s cheeks (a Lalu quote, not ours) and it was all so eminently civilised and unlike the rest of Bihar, we blinked. Later in the afternoon we set off on the way back, accompanied by gunmen fore and aft and in-between the two buses, thanks to some of our school mates being highly positioned bureaucrats and members of the IPS. This time it took more than seven hours. The sooner the perpetrators of yesterday’s bombing outrage are caught, the better.




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I, Bharat Zunjabhai Patel, have changed my name to Bharat Zunjabhai Kamaliya as per deed poll Affidavit dated 14/12/12. C-9647 I, Mr. Ranjit Singh Giani Pritam Singh Duggal, have changed my name to Mr. Ranjit Singh Duggal as per deed poll Affidavit dated 08/07/13. C-9648 I, Dhara Sharadkumar Doshi, have changed my name to Dhara Sharad Doshi as per deed poll Affidavit dated 08/07/13. C-9649 I, Sharadkumar Kantilal Doshi, have changed my name to Sharad Kantilal Doshi as per deed poll Affidavit dated 08/07/13. C-9650 I, Mr. Pradipkumar Chandulal Shah, have changed my name to Mr. Pradip Chandulal Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/07/13. C-9651 I, Mrs. Kirti Dilip Sawant, have changed my name to Mrs. Kirtija Dilip Sawant as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/07/13. C-9652

I have changed my name from Lakshmidevi Jha to Lakshmi Jha as per Affidavit dated 8th July, 2013. C-9662 I have changed my name from Rashida Mohd. Hanif Bhangaria/Chappalwala, to ‘Rashida Mohd. Hanif Halai’ as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (X-61516) dated 09/12/2010. C-9663 I have changed my name from Hanif Mohd. Yusuf Chappalwala/ Halai, to ‘Mohd. Hanif Mohd. Yusuf Halai’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-61517) dated 09/12/2010. C-9664 I, Mohd. Hanif Mohd. Yusuf Halai have changed my Son’s name from Mohd. Talha Mohd. Hanif Memon/Chappalwala, to ‘Mohd. Talha Mohd. Hanif Halai’ as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (X-61518) dated 09/12/2010. C-9665 I have changed my name from Hiral Bharat Jhaveri, to ‘Hiral Jhaveri Ahluwalia’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (U-57395) dated 28/02/2013. C-9666 I have changed my name from Taisina Abdul Rashid Shaikh, to ‘Tehseena Abdul Rashid Shaikh’ as per Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9667

I, Mr. Amit Kumar, have changed my minor son’s name from Kabeer Sharma to Kabir Sharma as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/07/13. C-9638

I, Ajaykumar Ramawtar Chandak, have changed my name to Ajay Ramawtar Chandak as per deed poll Affidavit dated 08/07/13. C-9653

I, Ajay Girish Bamane, have changed my name to Ajay Girish Bamne as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/07/13. C-9639

I, Manishkumar Bhogilal Dagli, have changed my name to Manish Bhogilal Dagli as per deed poll Affidavit dated 08/07/13. C-9654

I, Rajeshkumar Mehta, have changed my name to Rajesh Mehta as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/07/13. C-9640

I, Anil Kumar Parasmal Jain, have changed my name to Anil Parasmal Jain as per deed poll Affidavit dated 08/07/13. C-9655

I, Indira Jamanadas Dattani, have changed my name to Aarti Jagdish Thakkar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/07/13. C-9641

I, Agrawal Kailashchandra Virdhichand, have changed my name to Kailash Birdhichand Agarwal as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/07/13. C-9656

I have changed my name from Anant Ratnu Salvi, to ‘Anil Ratnu Salvi’ as per Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9670

I, Rukmani Devi, have changed my name to Singodia Rukmanidevi as per deed poll Affidavit dated 08/07/13. C-9657

I have changed my name from Farhan Bashir Mapari, to ‘Mohammad Farhan Bashir Mapari’ as per Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9671

I, Ram Kishore, have changed my name to Singodia Ramkishore as per deed poll Affidavit dated 08/07/13. C-9658

I have changed my name from Mahadik Seema Ratnakar, to ‘Neha Vijay Pethkar’ as per Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9672

We, Mr. Dilip Brahmbhatt & Mrs. Tejal Brahmbhatt, have changed our minor son’s name from Harsh Dilipkumar Brahmbhatt to Harsh Dilip Brahmbhatt as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/07/13. C-9642

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I, Gyaneshwar Machhi, have changed my name to Gyaneshwar Tandel as per deed poll Affidavit dated 01/07/13. C-9643 I, Tara Gyaneshwar Machhi, have changed my name to Tara Gyaneshwar Tandel as per deed poll Affidavit dated 01/07/13. C-9644 I, Aruna Bhagvandas Paleja, have changed my name to Urvashi Ashok Sampat as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/07/13. C-9645 I, Ms. Daksha Kunverji Nandani, have changed my name to Mrs. Meera Mukesh Ganatra as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/07/13. C-9646

I, Jagdishbhai J. Shah, have changed my name to Jagdish J. Shah as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/07/13. C-9659 I, Khalil Ahmed Salim Khwaja, have changed my name to Khalil Ahmed Mohd. Salim Khwaja Vide Maha. Govt. Gazette No. U-54715 dated 14-20 February, 2013. C-9660 I have changed my name from Madhukanta Ashvinkumar Parikh to Madhuben Ashvinkumar Parikh as per Affidavit dated 8th July, 2013. C-9661

I have changed my name from Shehbaz Husain Gothe, to ‘Shebaz Husain Gothe’ as per Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9668 I have changed my name from Undrey Hajira Abdul Latif, to ‘Undre Hajira Abdul Latif’ as per Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9669

I have changed my name from Miss Naik Vidya Govind, to ‘Mrs Mane Avanti Abhijit’ as per Affidavit dated 02/07/2013. C-9673 I have changed my name from Dadan Aasma Mohamad Vazir, to ‘Dadan Asma Mohamad Vazir’ as per Affidavit dated 25/06/2013. C-9674 I have changed my name from Shaikh Iftekhar, to ‘Shaikh Iftekhar Ahmed’ as per Affidavit dated 03/07/2013. C-9675

I have changed my name from Amjad Ali Asgar Ali Mohammed Ali, to ‘Amjad Ali Asgar Ali Shaikh’ as per Maharashtra Govt. Gazette No. (X-18003) dated 01/10/2009. C-9676 I have changed my name from Amjad Ali Asgar Ali Mohammed Ali, to ‘Amjad Ali Asgar Ali Shaikh’ as per Affidavit dated 04/07/2013. C-9677 I have changed my name from Deeraj Kumar Rai, to ‘Dheeraj Tarkeshwar Rai’ as per Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9678 I have changed my name from Bhagraji Hanjarimal Bhandari, to ‘Bhagraj Hanjarimal Bhandari’ as per Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9679 I have changed my name from Minaxi Hasmukh Gala to Meena Hasmukh Gala as per Affidavit. C-9680 I have changed my name from Sangeeta Vashulal Gurdasani to Bhoomika Rajesh Dangwani as per Affidavit. C-9681 I have changed my name from Mohammed Yakub Shaikh to Yaqoob Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9682 I have changed my name from Mohd Husain Shaikh to Mohammad Husain Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9683 I have changed my name from Fakir Mahamad Usman Khan to Fakir Mohammed Usman Khan as per Maharashtra Gazzete No (U-56895). C-9684 I have changed my name from Dsouza Nizel Antony to Dsouza Nizel as per Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9685

I have changed my name from Manigandan Manikam Arandudhi to Manigandan Manikam Arunthathiyar as per Affidavit. C-9692 I have changed my name from Regina Maria Rodrigues to Regina Philip Rodrigues as per Affidavit. C-9693 I have changed my name from Surendrasingh Rambharat Singh to Surendrasingh Rambharat Singh Parihar as per Affidavit. C-9694 I have changed my name from Dineshbhai Savjibhai Sandha to Dinesh Savji Sandha as per Affidavit. C-9695 I have changed my name from Kamiben Dineshbhai Sandha to Kalpita Dinesh Sandha as per Affidavit. C-9696 I have changed my name from Called Savjibhai Jaga Patel to Savji Jaga Sandha as per Affidavit. C-9697 I have changed my name from Mukta Savji Patel to Mukta Savji Sandha as per Affidavit. C-9698 I have changed my name from Dinesh Patel to Dinesh Sandha as per Affidavit. C-9699 I have changed my name from Kalpita Patel to Kalpita Sandha as per Affidavit. C-9700 We, Mr. Dinesh Savji Sandha and Mrs. Kalpita Dinesh Sandha, have changed our child’s name from Nishita Dineshbhai Sandha to Nishita Dinesh Sandha as per Affidavit. C-9701

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We, Mr. Dinesh Savji Sandha and Mrs. Kalpita Dinesh Sandha, have changed our child’s name from Jigeesa Dinesh Patel to Jigisha Dinesh Sandha as per Affidavit. C-9702

I have changed my old name Shakira Mohd. Ayyub Ansari to new name Shakira Ahmed Shaikh as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (U-63122). C-9687

I have changed my name from Savjibhai Sandha to Savji Sandha as per Affidavit. C-9703

I have changed my name from Manohara Chandayya Hegde to Manohar Chandayya Hegde as per Affidavit. C-9688 I have changed my name from Nayanaben Umesh Patel to Nayana Umesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-9689 I have changed my name from Naynaben Umesh Patel to Nayana Umesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-9690 We, Mr. Umesh Ramnlal Patel and Mrs. Nayana Umesh Patel , have changed our child’s name from Vrajkumnar Umesh Patel to Vrajkumar Umesh Patel as per Affidavit. C-9691

I have changed my name from Kavita Lakhmichand Lalwani to Neha Prakash Vaswani as per Affidavit. C-9704 We, Mr. Saji Thomas & Mrs. Susan Saji, have changed our daughter’s name from Sharon Shekar Gupta to Nidhi Rachel Saji as per Affidavit. C-9705 I have changed my name from Nagaraju Narasayyu Gudla to Nagraj Narasayya Gudla as per Affidavit. C-9706 I have changed my name from Mahesh Mohan to Pramod Mohanan as per Affidavit. C-9707

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Major blow to NCP in Sangli civic poll

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By Suyash Padate


iving a major blow to the Rural Development Minister Jayant Patil and Home Minister R.R. Patil, the Congress yesterday virtually dented the Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) stronghold in a big way by sweeping Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation. This much-hyped election in western Maharashtra saw tussle between the ruling alliance partners. The Congress dethroned NCP from Municipal Corporation by winning 40 of the 76 seats. Sharad Pawar’s NCP, which controlled the corporation for the last five years, got only 18 seats. Both Jayant and R.R. Patil were stationed in Sangli and have frantically campaigned for NCP candidates. However, the voters bolted doors on them through the

Jayant Patil

RR Patil

ballot box. Swabhimani Aaghadi, a front which included candidates of the Shiv Sena, BJP, RPI, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana and some independents managed to win only eight seats. Independent candidates were declared elected in nine wards, while the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate

opened its account by victory in a single ward. The result is seen as a major setback to the NCP and a boost for the Congress. The contest was become prestigious as top state-level leaders, including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, his deputy Ajit Pawar, Industries Minister Narayan Rane took part in the campaign.

05 CITY BJP trounces Congress, NCP Mira-Bhayandar by-poll sees BJP’s Seema Shah convincingly defeat her rivals By Suresh Golani


n the crucial by-elections to ward number 36 (A) in the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) held on Sunday, BJP’s Seema Shah trounced her Congress and NCP rivals by a margin of 1,275 votes. Shah garnered 2,283 out of the total of 4,182 votes polled, followed by Congress candidate, Varsha Gopani, while the NCP candidate Seema Jain remained a distant third with 859 votes. The BJP’s victory is being seen as a major setback and embarrassment to NCP legislator, Gilbert Mendonca and Congress MLC, Muzaffar Hussain. Mendonca, who had made it a prestige issue, had intended to wrest the seat and humble his arch rival Narendra Mehta, who heads the Mira-



fter a major boost through victory in Sangli-MirajKupwad Municipal Corporation election, Jubilant Congress leaders yesterday indicated that a large number of party workers are making a strong case for going solo in the forthcoming Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections slated for 2014. The Congress party’s aggressive posture comes close after they defeated its alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The Congress, which plays the big brother role in the 15-year-old alliance rule in the state, dared its partner NCP to snap the ties with saffron Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance in various local and civic bodies. State Congress president

Manikrao Thakre while speaking to reporters slammed NCP for hurling abuses on the Congress Ministers and leaders during the campaigning for election to the just concluded Sangli Miraj Kupwada civic body. He said, “I will soon request Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to convene a coordination committee meeting as NCP has crossed its limit by stooping too low. The NCP leaders should have maintained restraint in leveling charges against Congress ministers and leaders”. “NCP should immediately break its unholy tie up with saffron parties which are currently in place in some local and civic bodies in the state. If there is any such alliance of Congress party, it will be severed immediately,” he pointed

out. Thakre was non committal whether Congress party will not ally with NCP in the coming general elections. The state Congress chief said, “This decision will be taken by the party high command. However, the party is receiving feedback from its members that the Congress will come stronger if it breaks alliance with NCP”. Congress party’s co-in charge for the state Syoraj Jeevan Walmiki said, “After assuming my charge in the state, I have received representation from a large number of party workers in favour of Congress party going alone. There are a large number of people who are currently in the NCP are ready to cross over. I will convey these views to party high command”.

State postal dept to help U’khand flood victims By A Staff Reporter


n an attempt to help and relief for Uttarakhand flood victims, the Maharashtra Postal Circle decided to accept and dispatch relief material to Uttarakhand by post, free of cost. This free service is available at all Head Post Offices in Maharashtra & Goa up to July 20. Any individual, institution, agency or an NGO can send

relief material to Uttarakhand without paying any postage fee. In this facility, one can send cloths, blankets, woolens, medicines, tarpaulin, plastic sheets, torch, long shelf-life food as that would be helpful for the distressed people in flood hit north. Postal officials expressed their inability to send fragile and breakable items or any other items that contains liquid as it is difficult to handle.

One package containing relief material should not be more than 35 kilos; else it would not be acceptable under free service. The material should be securely packed by the sender and marked on top as ‘Relief Material for Uttarakhand’. Accordingly, the package should be addressed to Senior Postmaster, Dehradun GPO, Dehradun-248001(Uttarakhand).

BJP candidate Seema Shah and her supporters celebrate her win. Bhayandar unit of the BJP. Hussain once again failed to conquer his lost bastion. Moreover the NCP had lined up their star campaigners, including Mendonca, Thane MP Sanjeev Naik and MBMC Mayor Catlin Pereira, who worked overtime, leaving no stone unturned to win the by-poll battle. On the other hand Mehta single-handedly manoeuvred his party candidate to an emphatic victory. “This is

the beginning of the end of goondaraj in this region,” Mehta said. Thanking the electorate for expressing their confidence and hope in her and her party, Seema Shah, said, “The people of this area have used the electoral machinery judiciously and intelligently to give what is due to the party and our leader, Narendra Mehta. We assure and promise to strive for the welfare of people.”

RPI stages Rasta Roko in protest against Bodh Gaya attack


ollowing the recent bomb blasts at the Bodh Gaya temple in Bihar, the Mira Bhayandar unit of the Republican Party of India (RPI), led by district president Devendra Shelekar, condemned the attack by staging a rasta roko in Mira Road on Monday afternoon. In spite of heavy rains, RPI activists gathered to shout anti-government slogans and blocked traffic on the Bhayandar-Kashimira Road near Shivar Garden for a couple of hours. The agitation was withdrawn after the intervention of senior officials from the Thane (rural) police. Pic & text by Suresh Golani

06 CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from Purshothaman Bhaskaran Nair to Purusthothaman Pulappadathil Nair as per Affidavit. C-9708 I have changed my name from Sundersing Dharamsingh Pundir to Sundersingh Dharamsingh Pundir as per Affidavit. C-9709 I have changed my name from Vaibhav Shashidhar Poojary to Vaibhav Shashidhar Kaup as per Affidavit. C-9710 I have changed my name from Rahul Kumar Mishra to Rahuul Misshra as per Affidavit. C-9711 I have changed my name from Shakeela Mohammed Issa to Shakila Mohammed Issa Khan as per Affidavit. C-9712 I have changed my name from Tarannum Banu Irfan Ahmed Khan to Tarannum Imran Khan as per Affidavit. C-9713 I have changed my name from Rubeena Abdul Salam Gazi to Rubina Abdul Khalik Gazi as per Affidavit. C-9714 I have changed my name from Mushtaq Ahmed Shaikh to Mushtaque Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9715 I have changed my name from Sarfaraz Ahmed Mushtaq Ahmed Shaikh to Sarfaraz Mushtaque Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9716 I have changed my name from Mohd Yaseen Gulam Momin to Mohd Yaseen Gulam Ansari as per Affidavit. C-9717 I have changed my name from Tarique Khan to Tariq Khan as per Affidavit. C-9718 I have changed my name from Panday Sandeep Kumar to Pandey Sandeep Shitala Prasad as per Affidavit. C-9719 I have changed my name from Lalit Khandelwal to Lalitkumar Khandelwal as per Affidavit. C-9720 I have changed my name from Anjana Kumari to Anjana Lalitkumar Khandelwal as per Affidavit. C-9721 I, Kiran Sameer Yadav, have changed my child’s name from Riya Sachidanand Dubey to Riya Yadav as per Affidavit. C-9722 I have changed my name from Meraj Hussain Aziz Hussain Handia to Mehraj Hussein Aziz Hussain Handia as per Affidavit. C-9723 I have changed my name from Maltiben Kirti Dedhia to Malti Kirti Dedhia as per Affidavit. C-9724

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CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Kirtikumar Kantilal Shah to Kirti Kantilal Vira as per Affidavit. C-9725 I have changed my name from Juliana Louis Corda to Julian Louis Corda as per Affidavit. C-9726 I have changed my name from Darryl John Fernandes to Darryl Manuel Fernandes as per Affidavit. C-9727 I have changed my name from Chandrabhagi Narayan Kamat to Prabhavati Mohan Shanbhag as per Affidavit. C-9728 I have changed my name from Ramila Khimji Karia to Ria Shailesh Makwana as per Affidavit. C-9729 I have changed my name from Shardulbhai Makwana to Shardul Makwana as per Affidavit. C-9730 I have changed my name from Shaduri Makwana to Shardul Makwana as per Affidavit. C-9731 I have changed my name from Joel Glen Dsouza to Joel John Dsouza as per The Affidavit. C-9732 I have changed my name from Anwarul Haque Abdul Hameed to Shaikh Anwarul Haque Abdul Hameed as per Affidavit. C-9733 I have changed my name from Brijmohan Damodardas Agarwal to Brijmohan Damodarlal Gupta as per Affidavit. C-9734 I have changed my name from Sangeeta Chatterjee to Sunanda Chatterjee as per Affidavit. C-9735 I have changed my name from Sabana Khan to Shabanam Khan as per Affidavit. C-9736 I have changed my name from Rajesh Kumar Ramnarayan Yadav to Rajesh Ramnarayan Yadav as per Affidavit. C-9737 I have changed my name from Ubed Hussain Shabir Sayyed to Ubaid Shabbir Sayed as per Affidavit. C-9738 I have changed my name from Vichhivora Nitin Kumar Dharshi to Vikmani Nitin Dharshi as per Affidavit. C-9739 I have changed my name from Devi P. Upadhyay to Deviprasad Jagannath Upadhyay as per Affidavit. C-9740 I have changed my name from Sridhar Noolambai Ramnathan Venkatesan to Shridhar Venkatesan Iyer as per Affidavit. C-9741

I have changed my name from Mohammed Rohit Mohammed Ismail Shaikh to Mohammed Nazir Ismail Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9742 I have changed my name from Abilash to Abhilash Vijayan Nair as per Affidavit. C-9743 I have changed my name from Lalitha Ravi Hegde to Lalita Ravi Hegde as per Affidavit. C-9744

MUMBAI | TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013 We, Ravindra Ratanlalji Surana and Deepa Ravindra Surana, had changed our son’s name from Kruten Alias Krish Ravindra Surana to Krish Ravindra Surana as per Affidavit. C-9760 I have changed my name from Shehnaz Begum D/o Moosa Patel to Shehnaz D/o Moosa Patel as per Affidavit. C-9761

I have changed my name from Devendrakumar Bhogilal Khatri to Devendra Bhogilal Khatri as per Affidavit. C-9745

I have changed my name from Fauziya D/o Siraj Khan to Fouziya Khatoon D/o Sirajuddin Khan as per Affidavit. C-9762

I have changed my name from Akhilesh Kumar Singh to Akhilesh Keshnath Singh as per Affidavit. C-9746

I have changed my name from Siraj Khan /Sirajudden Khan to Sirajuddin Khan as per Affidavit. C-9763

I have changed my name from Arpitkumar Manishkumar Vora to Arpit Manishkumar Vora as per Affidavit. C-9747

I have changed my name from Gajendra Priyar to Gajendra Bahadur Pariyar as per Affidavit. C-9764

I have changed my name From Shah Umeshchandra Vadilal to Shah Umesh Vadilal as per Affidavit. C-9748

I have changed my name from Arif Abdul Aziz to Arif Abdul Aziz Moradiya as per Affidavit. C-9765

I have changed my name from Sairakhatun Shaikh to Saira Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9749

I have changed my name from Manojkumar Manmal Borana to Manoj Manmal Borana as per Affidavit. C-9766

I have changed my name from Mr. Azaz Ahmed Shamsuddin Shaikh to Mr. Ajaz Shamshuddin Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9750 I have changed my name from Ahmad Shaikh to Ahmad Shekha as per Affidavit. C-9751 I have changed my name from Nafisa Ahmad Shaikh to Nafisa Ahmad Shekha as per Affidavit. C-9752 I have changed my name from Rafia Riyaz Mansoori to Rafiya Riyaz Mansoori as per Affidavit. C-9753 I have changed my name from Abdul Rahim Samiullah to Abdul Rahim Samiullah Khan as per Affidavit. C-9754 I have changed my name from Zeeshan Shafi Syed to Zeeshan Shafi Sayed as per Affidavit. C-9755 I have changed my name from Kaluram Dhaku Bangad to Kaluram Dhaku Vangad as per Affidavit. C-9756 I have changed my name from Naliniben Rajendrakumar Kothari to Naliny Deepak Kharwad as per Affidavit. C-9757 I have changed my name from Deepmala Ravindra Surana to Deepa Ravindra Surana as per Affidavit. C-9758 I have changed my name from Deepmala Manoharlal Kothari to Deepa Ravindra Surana as per Affidavit. C-9759


I have changed my name from Bhaiyalal Sampati Yadava to Bhaiyalal Sampati Yadav as per Affidavit dated 08/07/2013. C-9767 I have changed my name from Anita Shashikant Gore to Sanjyot Shashikant Gore as per Affidavit. C-9768 I have changed my name from Raziya Begum Bashir Ahmed to Raziya Abdul Kadar Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9769 I have changed my name from Master Abdul Kadar Sheikh Abbas to Abdul Kadar Abbas Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9770 I have changed my name from Ms.Praseena Pushpakaran to Mrs.Praseena Sandeep as per Affidavit. C-9771 I have changed my name from Sylvia Jessintha Dsouza to Jacintha Stanny Rosario as per Affidavit. C-9772 I have changed my name from Triloki Durgaprasad to Triloki Durgaprasad Chaurasiya as per Affidavit. C-9773 I have changed my name from Haribhau Shankar Gajbhiye to Harish Shankar Gajbhiye as per Affidavit. C-9774 I have changed my name from Mezabeen Pachumiya Shaikh to Mehzabeen Pachumiya Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-9775

PUBLIC NOTICE I say that I the undersigned Mr. Lalitkumar Devichand Jain adult Indian Inhabitant residing at 402, Palitana Darshan, 60 Ft Cross Road, Bhayander (E), Taluka & Dist Thane (which) expression shall unless repugnant to the context or meaning thereof shall deem to mean & include his heirs executors administrators & assigns) that he is the legal owner of following mentioned properties with legal agreement / document in support i.e. survey no. 535-1, 522-3, 545-6, 493-3, 494-11, 491-5, 491-13,487-4, 488-10, 689-8, 60-0P & old house no. 245 Uttan Road (W), adm. 1600 yards. Also respective again Gunthas are as Follows 11-1, 15-7, 39-3, 154, a-4, 12.6, 16.2, 6.8, 9.9, 4.27, 3.8 These all properties belongs to me & my legal heir. I say that I am publishing the legal notice in the news paper. If any one is having any objection or claim on the basis of the said agreement for sale registration may contact undersign within 15 days from the publication of this notice along with documentary support. In his her their claim failing which If will be presumed that none has have any claim or objection about transaction for said land. Also note the agreement for the said survey no., Plot & House No. 245 (Old House) Near Uttan Road (W) between Mukesh Shantilal Mehta & Lalitkumar Devichand Jain dated 7th April, 1992 remain cancelled. The possession of above mentioned plots are with Mr. Lalit Kumar Devichand Jain. sd/LALITKUMAR DEVICHAND JAIN

Playful dog sparks violence `14L theft at Vijay Sales’

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By Tariq Khan


47-year-old woman from Trombay has alleged that she was assaulted and molested on her housing society premises after she intervened in a tiff between the assaulter’s wife and another resident. The drama unfolded at around 8.30 am on Sunday morning at Mount View CHS, when a pet dog happened to lick the feet of a resident named Pawan Ban, who then slapped its 28-year old owner who also resides in the same society. The complainant and other ladies from the locality questioned Ban’s violent conduct and a quarrel ensued. Ban informed her husband, Indarjeet (52), who came out and started abusing the complainant, and then assaulted her with his umbrella. Several women who witnessed the attack rushed to her rescue,

A Lhasa Apso even as her husband was pushed and threatened by Indarjeet’s brother, Paramjeet Singh, when he tried to intervene. The victim is a director of an export house, while the accused owns a transport company. Initially, only an NC was registered at the Trombay police station, but an FIR was registered later against Pawan Ban, Indarjeet and Paramjeet, under pressure



from the women who had witnessed the assault. The victim’s husband, Rajendra, told the ADC, “All the members of the society are scared of the Bans as they are violent people, and have assaulted the secretary of the society too. The police were reluctant to help until other residents came forward to stand by us and support our complaint.” “A case under IPC sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) has been registered. Our officer has visited the home of the accused, but they were not to be found. We will arrest them soon,” said Senior Inspector Prasad Dhariya from Trombay police station.

Mira Road branch

Tech-savvy robbers snap CCTV connection before committing the act By Suresh Golani


he multi-storeyed outlet in Mira Road of Vijay Sales -- a reputed chain of electronic showrooms, became the latest target of robbers on Sunday night. According to the police unidentified miscreants gained access into the showroom located near Silver Park, on the Mira-Bhayandar Road, by creating a hole on the back wall of the third floor and decamped with Rs.10,000 cash and high-end mobile phones, having an

Vijay Sales outlet in Mira Road.

estimated value of more than Rs.14.26 lakh. Immediately after gaining entry into the showroom, two masked men in an attempt to conceal their act, snapped the wires of the Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), said investigating officials, who have not ruled out an inside hand in the crime. The robbery came to light when the store-in-charge opened the showroom on Monday morning. Further investigations are on.

36-yr-old murdered in Panvel; One more bookie in the bag Arrest tally goes up to 18, after Gangwal is picked up from Jaipur accused still at large By Neel Shah

By Amit Srivastav

money since they were from his native village and was he Panvel city police have going there. The police said registered a criminal case that both the accused came against two persons who to Khan’s residence at have allegedly murdered around 2.30 p.m. on Saturtheir 36-year-old friend on day. After taking Rs.11 lakh Saturday afternoon. The from Khan they stabbed him murder took place at the vic- on his chest and stomach tim’s house and the accused several times with some ran away with Rs.11 lakh sharp weapons before fleeafter committing the crime. ing the spot. “The accused had planned The two had come to collect money which the victim was not to give the money to supposed to send to his par- Khan’s parents, which may explain the motive behind ents in West Bengal. According to Dattatray the murder. They were under Patil, Sr. PI senior from Pan- the impression that Khan vel police station, the victim was alone at home that day. Sohail Khan was planning to But his wife, who was busy send Rs.11 lakh to his parent with her household chores, in West Bengal and he had saw the murderers running called both the accused to away with the money,” said his rented flat in Sainagar, the officer. Khan suffered severe inPanvel on Saturday afternoon to hand over the juries during the attack and


was admitted to a nearby hospital by his wife and their neighbours, but he succumbed to his injuries. The police have registered a case under sections 302, 397 and 34 of IPC and are on the look out for them. “Khan’s wife was not acquainted with the culprits and had no idea if they even stayed in Panvel. She had just come to know from her husband that one of them was Rubel, aged between 25 and 30,” Patil said. “Khan had received Rs.16 lakh from the sale of some ancestral property and he was planning to send Rs.11 lakh to his parents. When he came to know that the two accused were going to his hometown, he decided to send the money through them,” said Patil.

Senior citizen killed in police chase By Zuber Ansari


he MHB police have arrested two people in a case in which a senior citizen was run over by a car after being chased by officials from the excise department. On Friday morning, hotelier Rakesh Shetty (26), who is also youth president of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi, saw a Fiat Palio being chased by excise officials who were riding in a Tata Sumo. Shetty decided to follow them. The excise officials managed to intercept the vehicle at the Sudhir Phadke Bridge (off Bhagwati Bridge). The Palio banged into the railing on the left side and then finally forked right and hit the divider killing a

senior citizen. After the incident, the excise officials and the two accused in the Palio escaped from the spot. Shetty called the police and waited for over two hours at the spot, at which time the cops finally moved the corpse. The MHB police officials have refused to disclose the identities of the accused because of the seriousness of the case, and since excise officials are directly involved. According to sources from the MHB police station, the Fiat Palio was coming from Thane. It came from Ghodbunder Road and then changed course to go onto the Western Express Highway. The sources revealed that the illegal alcohol was to be supplied

at a BAR situated in Goregaon. However, soon after they were on the Western Express Highway, excise department officials started to chase them. They had been tipped off from their sources for the same. Upon reached the Dahisar check naka the Fiat Palio entered into the suburbs narrow lanes. The incident occurred at Phadke Bridge. The two accused arrested will be produced at the Borivli court on Tuesday. However, the police have not questioned any excise officials as yet. The police are also not revealing the identities of the excise officials who took part in the careless and negligent chase and escaped without notifying any officials.

by their code names Babloo, Master Salman, Javed UBL, n the ongoing probe into 100 and Vickey 26. The inthe illegal betting in IPL vestigators did not divulge season-6, Mumbai’s crime any further information rebranch on Monday arrested garding the five bookies nor Rakeshkumar Gangwal (50), did they make it clear which who was in touch with inter- three bookies were from national bookies, in Pakistan Pakistan. The investigators had earand Dubai while accepting lier arrested 17 accused in bets during the IPL season. Acting on a tip off, a crime the case, including Chennai branch team picked up Super Kings owner GuGangwal from his residence runath Meiyappan, the sonin Jaipur and brought him to in-law of Board of Control city before placing him for Cricket in India (BCCI) under arrest, a crime branch President N Srinivasan. Bolofficial said. This brings the lywood actor Vindoo Dara total number of people ar- Singh, and big time bookies like Ramesh Vyas, Ashok rested in the case to 18. Gangwal was in touch with Vyas, Pandurang Kadam, five bookies – three in Pak- among others. Vyas’s arrest by the city istan and two in Dubai – through another bookie crime branch exposed the Ramesh Vyas, who is already international betting syndibehind bars in the same case. cate. While arresting Vyas, Investigators have also police had recovered 92 mofound out these five bookies bile phones, 18 SIM cards with whom Gangwal was in and a laptop, among others. touch, and were identified Among these 92 phones, 30


were used to facilitate connecting with bookies in India, Pakistan and Dubai via conference calls, informed sources in the crime branch. Through these 30 lines, Vyas used to ensure communication between the bookies in Pakistan and Dubai, in which Gangwal handled around five lines via conference calls, police said. Police have recovered three mobile phones used for betting by Gangwal. The accused was also in touch with a big time bookie Shobhan Mehta alias Shobhan Kalachowkie, who was arrested on Friday, and wanted bookies Pawan Jaipur and Badri. According to the police, bookie Mehta used to place bets in the recently ended IPL season on behalf of diamond merchants and builders.

Nita Bheda – City’s well-known astrologer & Tarot reader was awarded “Celebrity Astrologer & Tarot Reader of the Year 2013” by an NGO – Aap ki Awaz, at a function held recently in Mumbai.




Repeated adjournments sought by CBI irks HC

Padamsinh Patil

By Philip Varghese


he Bombay High Court on Monday came down heavily on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the absence of its lawyers at the hearings of CBI’s petition seeking cancellation of bail granted to NCP leader Padamsinh Patil in the 2006 Pawanraje Nimbalkar murder case. This comes a month after Justice Abhay Thipsay, on June 24, had observed, “The petition seeking cancellation of bail was filed by CBI and the agency itself is asking for adjournments time and again. What is the use of this petition if it is not followed properly by CBI?” Former Maharashtra min-

Dr Patil was behind the murder. Padamsinh allegedly hired killers for Rs 30 lakh to eliminate Nimbalkar, who, along with his driver, was shot dead. Anandibai had written an application seeking stay on the trial presently being conducted at the Alibaug sessions court and its transfer to a court in Mumbai. Other accused in the case

2006 PAWANRAJE NIMBALKAR MURDER CASE ister and senior NCP leader, Dr Padamsinh Patil, who has held portfolios like Home, Energy and Irrigation, was arrested in a murder case. Patil, an MP, has been suspended from the party. The case is currently in stage of trial. Pawanraje Nimbalkar, a cousin of Dr Padamsinh Patil, was shot dead on June 3, 2006 at Kalamboli. Nimbalkar, who was then associated with the Congress, was shot dead, while he was on his way to Pune. His wife Anandibai Nimbalkar, had alleged that

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include Latur-based businessman Satish Mandade, corporator Mohan Shukla, Parasmal Jain, former state excise inspector Shashikant Kulkarni, Bahujan Samaj Party worker KailashYadav, alleged shooters Dinesh Tiwari, Pintu Singh and Chote Pandey. CBI had sought cancellation of bail to Patil, on the ground that he was influencing witnesses, several of whom turned hostile during the trial at the Alibaug sessions court. While hearing the CBI’s pe-

Continued from pg 1 « while attending college. It actually feels like we have been jailed!” Another students, says “It feels that the college is the new headquarters of the Mumbai Police, as hundreds of policemen have been hanging around here since the last one month.” While Anandraj Ambedkar, grandson of Dr. B R Ambedkar, and president of Republican Sena, has been named as the new chairman of People Education Society, the trust that runs Siddharth College, Ramdas Atahvale and Prakash Ambedkar are locked with him in an inter-faction tussle to seize control of the inContinued from pg 1 « district, the lives of around 150 pilgrims on the Char Dham Yatra were put to risk. Out of these, 50 pilgrims including Dr Sunanda’s husband, Dr. Vidyadhar Kulkarni (55), are still missing. In the aftermath of the tragedy, the state government has issued a circular asking all tour operators to henceforth submit a list of pilgrims with their contact details to the government. Speaking to the ADC yesterday, a distraught Vivek Kulkarni, the brother-in-law of Dr. Sunanda Kulkarni disclosed, “In the aftermath of the deluge, my sister-in-law Dr. Sunanda Kulkarni (Dentist) walked all of the 14 km trek from

tition on Monday, Justice Abhay Thipsay said, “It seems nobody is coming on behalf of CBI since the last three hearings of this petition. So this petition should have been dismissed by now. If CBI is not taking forward its own petition why should it be kept pending?” The court was informed that the CBI counsel Ejaz Khan was not in the city and so he could not attend the proceedings on Monday. To this, Justice Thipsay gave a last chance to the CBI and adjourned the hearing till July 17. “CBI is a big organisation. If one counsel is not there then it can send someone else to appear,” Justice Thipsay said. The court was informed on Monday that 43 witnesses had been examined in the trial so far, of which 11 turned hostile. The trial has been stayed by the Supreme Court after Nimbalkar's wife Anandibai sought transfer of the trial out of Alibag.


By Tariq Khan


ailways provide several passenger amenities at railway stations. Pay and park facility provided near the railway station premises is one of them. However, it is seen that contractors manning these pay and park facility always overcharge vehicle owners. At LTT terminus, the passengers are allegedly over charged to the extent of thrice the amount set by Railway authorities at the time of inviting tenders (ADC has a copy of ‘Award of short term contract’). As per

Contractors overcharge for pay and park facility at LTT Terminus as locals allege nexus between contractors, RPF, RTO and police contractor that shows ‘Central Railway Pay & Park, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus’ written in the receipts). However it is clear that after the due tendering process, contract for pay and park charges are given to contractors by Railway authorities. But contractors

ceiving their cuts from this alleged earning. Only gullible passengers are taken for a ride,” alleges Sahadev Patil, a Chembur resident. Yuvraj Ramraje from Tilak Nagar complains, “The area around LTT is very unsafe. Security is not present to protect parked vehicles from

A view of the parking facilities at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. the tendering contract, for parking up to 2 hours two wheelers are charged Rs 5 and four wheelers Rs 10, for 2 – 6 hours it is Rs 10 and Rs 25 respectively and beyond hours up to midnight two wheelers have to pay Rs 15 and four wheelers Rs 50. But the contractor at LTT collects Rs 20 instead of Rs 5 for a 2-wheeler and Rs 30 instead of Rs 10 for a four wheeler for the minimum period of 2 hours. (ADC obtained two receipts from this

tices against Ramdas Athawale, the Ambedkars and other trustees, restricting their entry to Siddharth College and the Buddha Bhavan stitution. The ADC, when spoke to Dr B.G premises. Since it is a public order, Pagare, principal of Siddharth Col- around 50 copies of the same have lege, who said, “The large number of been pasted in and around the colpolice guarding the college premises lege and at the Buddha Bhavan. When the ADC, also spoke to, has made students feel a bit scared and uncomfortable. The police are Ravindra Sisve, DCP, ZONE 1, Mumhere for the safeguarding of the stu- bai police said, “Considering the ondents. More security was provided going issues and the college being in yesterday as it was the founder’s a prime area of the city, we have given extra protection to the college day.” On Sunday, Police Commissioner so that the law and order is mainDr Satyapal Singh had issued a pub- tained and the situation is kept lic order under Section 39 of the under control. Students don’t need Bombay Police Act, following which to be scared of the police, we are the Azad Maidan police slapped no- there for them.”


LOST WITHOUT A TRACE Gaurikund to Kedarnath and called us up to inform that my brother Dr. Vidyadhar Kulkarni (General Surgeon) is missing. Till then, for a week or so, the authorities at Ambika Travels kept on assuring us that all the pilgrims were safe and that there was no cause for worry.” Kulkarni further disclosed, “His last SMS has been traced from the mobile tower at Triyogi Narayan Mandir village which is between Gaurikund and Sonprayag at around 5.50 pm on June 16. And the tragedy happened around 7 to 7.30 pm.” Narrating the grim details of the


ill-fated tour that began on June 5 at Aurangabad and was supposed to have ended on June 27, Vivek Kulkarni went on, “On the night of June 15 at around 9 pm this group of pilgrims made their way to Gaurikund from a village called Phata and reached Gaurikund in the night at around 2 am. The entire stretch between Gaurikund and Kedarnath temple is to be done on foot as there is no proper road. In the morning, my brother tried to hire ponies for the temple shrine on the hill above. However, the pony owners refused to ply stating that no darshan was possible as the temple has been

allegedly overcharge citizens for pay and parking facilities instead of charging the amount set by the railways. “This alleged malpractice continues unabatedly with the full knowledge of Railway Police Force (RPF), RTO authorities present outside the Terminus. There is an unholy nexus between RPF, RTO and pay and park contractors. The government departments are not bothered about rail commuters’ plight. They are busy in re-

theft. If people approach traffic cops to complain about overcharging of pay and park facilities, they ignore.” When ADC contacted B R Shukla, the contractor assigned pay and park facility at LTT, he said, “I am not aware of anyone overcharging for pay and parking at LTT. I do not have full information. I will take proper action once I reach Mumbai. I am out of station right now.”

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phase of digitalization process. But the permission for compledigitalization by government and tion of 2nd and 3rd phase is supporting multi-system opera- granted after March 2013. This tors has raised a question on the has created some issues, and that local cable operator’s future. the government is expected to reHowever, this situation should spond on the same. We have not hamper local cable operator’s asked the state government to reexistence. According to the gov- duce the entertainment tax from ernment, TRAI has made set-top Rs. 45 to Rs. 15 otherwise it will be box mandatory across all cities for the end customer who will suffer the viewers to watch television. the most because of this.” TRAI says that they have successfully completed the 1st and 2nd closed. Even the locals began either moving to safer places below or began climbing up the hill.” He added, “As my brother pointed it out to Shekhar Kulkarni, son of Anant Kulkarni (61), owner of Ambika Travels, his refrain was that it rains so much here this time of the year and there was no cause of worry. But only when the locals began moving to safer place, did the staff of Ambika Travels begin shifting the older people to higher ground. As the agile ones, including my brother, tried to reach back to the hotel, a loud bang was heard and the river waters gushed on to the road, cutting off their access to the hotel. That is the last of what we heard of him and what his wife narrated to us.”

A livid Vivek Kulkarni blamed it all on Ambika Travels who have now since shut shop. “We later found out that they were ill-equipped to handle such crisis. On the other hand, the Kesari Tours and Travels were swift in rescuing their people and arranged for men and transport to ferry their passengers,” stated Kulkarni. Speaking to ADC, even the Secretary and Director, State Disaster Management Unit, I A Kundan, admitted the culpability of Ambika Travels which tried to keep things under wraps for almost a week. Said Kundan, “While the rest of the tour operators with their staff were engaged in rescuing their passengers, these people were dragging their feet. We finally had to pull them up.”

Greens show concern over Karnala Bird Sanctuary

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Vishwanath Salian | ADC

Watchdog Foundation submits memo to BNHS to take up the cause of environmental damage

Nothing for free at Pandavkada falls. The forest department has started charging Rs.50 to each visitor as safety fee.

Now, shell out money to see Kharghar’s Pandavkada falls

Forest department charges `50 for each visitor for their safety By Amit Srivastav

attracts huge number of visitors form Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Panhe famous Pandavkada water- vel and Thane. “The local police fall in Kharghar is no more ac- have deputed only two constables cessible free of cost as the Forest for the safety of visitors. But that is Department has started charging not enough with the rising numRs.50 from each visitors. The For- ber of visitors. In one weekend, the est Department has recently de- number of visitors’ shots upto veloped a poor close to the fall 4,000 to 5,000 and two constables cannot control if something goes making it safe for visitors. In the past, the fall had seen wrong,” said the official. He added quite a few deaths by drowning that we have trained and deputed and it was even closed in 2005 for a some experts at the site to handle period after four youths drowned if anyone is found drowning. But, the Pragati Rahiwasi Manand died. The fall comes under the jurisdiction of forest department dal, Kharghar has opposed the forwhich has responsibility to main- est department move and submitted a letter to the forest detains and protect. Recently, the department spent partment to revoke the decision. Rs30 lakh and developed the pool “Among the visitors, most of them close to the fall so that visitors are young and students who candon’t need to venture into the dan- not afford Rs50 to go inside. This gerous area of the fall. “With inci- will decrease the popularity of the dents of deaths because of area,” said Kiran Patil, a member of drowning reported every year, we the Mandal. Anil Parab, Forest officer has asdecided to develop the pool. But it comes at a cost which needs to be sured the visiting members to disrecovered from the visitors,” said cuss their issues with senior Harishchandra Ahir, a forest offi- officials. “I will discuss with my senior about the revoking the decer from Raigad. The fall is famous for a picnic cision,” said Parab. spot especially on weekends and it


Nicholas Almeida, social activist and trustee, Watchdog Foundation, along with members, handing over the memorandum to Dr. Asad Rahmani, director, BNHS. 37 species of migratory birds. It also houses some rare and endangered he Watchdog Foundation sub- species. Any plant being set up within mitted a memorandum to Bombay Natural History Soci- 10km radius of the park needs speety (BNHS) at Kala Ghoda, Fort on cial permission as per environmenMonday urging them to take up the tal norms. In terms of the forward action on cause of saving the Karnala Bird Sanctuary from the environmental the issue, Nicholas Almeida, social damage being caused by a Viscose activist and trustee, Watchdog Staple Fibers Plant being set up only Foundation, said, “We are filing a petition before the National Green 1.5kms away from the sanctuary. This plant is likely to emit harm- Tribunal in Delhi in the coming ful gases like SO2, H2S and CS2 week and will be submitting all docwhich contains harmful sulphur. uments and notifications.” Apart from the plant, the sanctuExcess of these gases is likely to cause acid rain which could acidify ary is facing numerous other probthe water available in the sanctuary lems too, especially those caused by and also kill the bird’s natural food the many hotels and resorts that – insects. This is turn would endan- have come up here as it has become ger the birds in the park. Karnala a popular tourist spot and picnic Bird Sanctuary happens to be home destination. Almeida added, “The hotels and to a plethora of birds which includes 147 species of resident and resorts around are creating a prob-


lem as they have no drainage and waste disposal system. The garbage and waste being thrown is attracting crows and ravens which feed on the eggs of small birds endangering them. Cows and other animals also feed on the plastic, paper plates etc being thrown which leads to the sickness and indigestion.” Some of the other issues include: Loud music played at hotels and resorts drive away exotic birds and other wild animals like the bheker and wild boar. Waste water from hotels flows into the local nullah and seeps into the groundwater table and wells of surrounding areas. Deaths of animals like monkeys due to road accidents. Foul smell due to lack of proper drainage.

Where knowledge is free A spacious 4,000 sq ft library in the heart of the city for aspiring MBAs and IAS candidates By Kaptan Mali


hose aspiring to qualify for Civil Services, MBA and other class one jobs now have a spacious 4,000 sq ft area in the heart of the city, where they not only will get to read costly books free, but also get coaching from famous faculty members coming in from Delhi, free of cost or for a very nominal fee. The Maharshi Dayanand Academy, which has been training not only civil servants but students attempting many other competitive exams since the past 20 years. The academy is brainchild of Vraj Patel, who himself couldn’t succeed in

Civil Services due to lack of procedural knowledge about the exam so decided to not let other aspirants suffer the same fate. He therefore started a library and guidance center for them. As of now hundreds of his students are serving the government in different positions, including the present western region additional commissioner Vishwas Nangare Patil and first Kaun Banega Crorepati winner Harwardhan Nawathe. Patel has been running the library and career guidance center in Dadar in his home since last 20 years where he couldn’t accommodate more than 50 students at a

time. Meanwhile an NGO, coming to know of Patel and his work offered him 4,000 sq feet space, free of cost just 2 minutes away from Dadar station, on the eastern side. The only condition they put was that Patel will provide free coaching and library facility to the students preparing for the competitive exams. Patel accepted this offer without any hesitation and also contacted some famous professors who have been giving coachings to Civil Services aspirants in Delhi who accepted his offer to teach students in his library. But to bear the costs of lighting, maintaining books, etc, Patel has

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Students browsing through much needed though unaffordable books at the spacious library in Dadar which is run by Maharshi Dayanand Academy. decided to charge nominal fees from students, excluding those 100 students whom he had promised to give free coaching and library facilities every year. Patel says, “When a city like Delhi, which is unsafe and infa-

mous for rapes, can churn out IAS and IPS toppers, then why can’t Mumbai, which is safer produce Civil Servants. I want Mumbai to compete with others places and succeed, I am here to help them with whatever help they need.”


A bid to dilute Kashmir’s status

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Ponder awhile... “For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.” — Thomas Jefferson

Blame game over Bodh Gaya terror attack A

S expected, parties in the country have started politicising the terror attack at Bodh Gaya. The BJP probably thinks in the happening at the holy place, it has got a good stick to beat the state government with. Only a couple of days ago, Narendra Modi had declared he would teach a good lesson to his arch enemy Nitish Kumar, Bihar’s chief minister. And the Congress secretary Digvijay Singh said that all nonBJP states should be careful – implying thereby that the BJP could be behind the attack at Bodh Gaya. The Congress thinks that it would be wrong to jump to the conclusion that only a Muslim outfit – in this Indian Mujahideen – is behind the attack. The blame game has started and it is likely to end only when NIA which has started the investigation, comes out with its report. The BJP says the state government is responsible for the terror incident: It had two warning from intelligence agencies but it ignored them. Instead of pointing accusing fingers at each other the political parties should have made a combined effort to identify the criminals. The sacred tree under which Lord Buddha is said to have got enlightenment and the sacred temple are attracting millions of Buddhists from all over the world. The terrorists planted as many as 12 bombs – three were found live and nine exploded – and this is nothing but a matter for grave concern. Actually an ideal situation at a religious place would be there to enhance security, since there was no security at all. Existing activities have to be faced: security at Bodh Gaya – both inside and outside the temple complex should be increased.



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T is once again the Article 370 on special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Again the BJP has thrown the first stone. The party’s top leader, L.K. Advani, has said that the Article should be scrapped. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said in reply: “Over our dead bodies.” He tends to over react but he is quite right in saying that the Article is sacrosanct. The Article was the result of long discussions held between Srinagar and New Delhi at the time of the state’s accession to India. When the British quit in August 1947, they left it to the princely states either to join India or Pakistan. Keeping in mind the geographical proximity and the complexion of the population, Jammu and Kashmir shared borders with both India and Pakistan. However, the state’s majority of population was Muslim. The state’s ruler was a Hindu. He preferred to stay away from both India and Pakistan. But he could not do so since the state was land locked. Pakistan did sign a Standstill Agreement with him to extend all facilities even though he found that it wanted the state’s ultimate integration with Pakistan. New Delhi was against the Standstill Agreement since it was negotiating with the ruler, Maharaja Hari Singh, to join the Indian Union.

the state have to give their consent. The Union cannot alter the undertaking unilaterally. Omar Abdullah’s angry reaction to Adavni’s suggestion on Kashmir represents his viewpoint. His grandfather, Sheikh Abdullah, paid a bigger price for not letting New Delhi spread itself beyond the three subjects. He spent 12 years in detention because he reminded New Delhi that it could not cross the line drawn by the Instrument of Accession. In fact, most people in Kashmir, not Jammu, want to nullify the Instrument of Accession and they demand azadi. Many remind New Delhi Prime Minister Jawaharlal’s promise that once things settled down in the

Pakistan has to be associated at some stage and the wishes of the people in the Kashmir Valley have to be taken into consideration. The talk of scrapping Article 370 will only frustrate the efforts of pro-India-elements in the state. They have bravely withstood all pressures and punishments. Many have lost their life. Their struggle has not ended yet.

Combustible situations

On top of it is the role of the army which is not careful some times. It is there in the state to defend the borders and come to the assistance of civil administration in rare cases. But this is not happening. It is there all over. Even the state chief minister has asked for its withdrawal to allow his police function. A recent incident in which two civilians have died at the hands of the army soldiers has enraged people and Omar Abdullah. True, the army has ordered an inquiry and promised to take action against those soldiers who are found guilty. Still the suspicion is that the army has taken revenge for eight jawans killed by militants. A way has to be found out to distance the civil and military sides from each other to avoid the combustible situations. One way to satisfy most people in the state is to implement Article 370. New Delhi should consider scraping the laws extended Kuldip Nayar by the Union after the arrest of Sheikh Abdullah who never doubted or challenged state, the people would be asked what their Kashmir’s accession to India but questioned India was, however, prepared to leave all choice was. Pakistan was the alternative. Yet, the measures taken beyond foreign affairs, subjects with the state except foreign affairs, those agitating against New Delhi for not defence and communications, the crux of defence and communications. The Maharaja making Nehru’s promise good forget that he Article 370. The Sheikh also accepted signed the Instrument of Accession on that himself withdrew the offer and said that the many other things in an agreement with condition. When the popular leader, Sheikh situation had changed when Pakistan had in- Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. That agreeAbdullah, came to power he endorsed the troduced in the region weapons by joining ment requires another look. Legal or other arrangement because even at the time of Ma- the military pacts — the CENTO and NATO steps are not the end by themselves. People haraja’s rule he had supported the agreement — which the West, led by America, had have to be won over. New Delhi is doing little framed against the Soviet Union during the in that direction. privately. Advani’s demand for scrapping Article 370 But the Sheikh wanted strict adherence to cold war. Notwithstanding the past, India cannot only provides fuel to the fire. It is, however, Article 370 in letter and spirit. The authority of the Supreme Court, Comptroller and Audi- close its eyes to the alienation in the Kashmir surprising that he made the demand. He was tor General and Union Public Service Com- Valley. It has increased after the hanging of the deputy Prime Minister in the BJP-led govmission was one thing which was to vest in Afzal Guru. The youth is particularly boiling. ernment which gave an undertaking to its althe state exclusively according to Article 370. There is, however, little realization that lies not to touch Article 370. Even tomorrow if However, except for the subjects of foreign af- he was tried in the court and sentenced the BJP were to form the government it would fairs, defence and communications, the state to death by the Supreme Court for the attack have to make a similar promise to get the on Parliament which is the citadel of democ- support of other parties joining it. Then why was supreme. Those who demand the scrapping of Arti- racy for the peoples in the entire South East raise the issue which he knows is not acceptcle 370 or changing it through Parliament are Asia to appreciate and duplicate it in their able to practically all non-BJP and non-Conmaking one big mistake: It is Kashmir which own countries without bringing the army gress parties? Is playing to the gallery more important than the national demand? Advani joined the Union of India on certain condi- into picture. The question of Kashmir is far from settled. should know it better. tions. If they are to be changed the people of


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NE might as well suggest to merchants and bankers that they should sell nothing for a greater price than they gave for it, should undertake the distribution of wealth for no profit, and should abolish money, as it would thus be rendered unnecessary. But since commercial and banking operations consist in nothing but selling for more than the cost price, this would be equivalent to an invitation to suppress themselves. It is the same in regard to governments. To suggest to governments that they should not have recourse to violence, but should decide their misunderstandings in accordance with equity, is inviting them to abolish themselves as rulers, and that no government can ever consent to do.

Learned men The learned men form societies (there are more than a hundred such societies), assemble in congresses (such as those recently held in London and Paris, and shortly to be held in Rome), deliver addresses, eat public dinners and make speeches, publish journals, and prove by every means possible that


caught, it would not let one put salt on its tail, because the specialty of a bird is to fly. In precisely the same way the specialty of government is not to obey, but to enforce obedience. And a government is only a government so long as it can make itself obeyed and therefore it always strives for that and will never willingly abandons its power. But since it is on the army that the power of government rests, it will never give up the army, and the use of the army in war.

have no antagonistic interests, and then there will be no more war. When I was a little boy they told me if I wanted to catch a bird I must put salt on its tail. I ran after the birds with the salt in my hand, but I soon convinced myself that if I could put salt on a bird’s tail, I could catch it, and realized that I had been hoaxed. People ought to realize the same fact when they read books and articles on arbitration and disarmament. If one could put salt on a bird’s tail, it would be because it could not fly and there would be no difficulty in catching it. If the bird had wings and did not want to be

The error arises from the learned jurists deceiving themselves and others, by asserting that government is not what it really is, one set of men banded together to oppress another set of men, but, as shown by science, is the representation of the citizens in their collective capacity. They have so long been persuading other people of this that at last they have persuaded themselves of it; and thus they often seriously suppose that government can be bound by considerations of justice. — Leo Tolstoy

the nations forced to support millions of troops are strained to the furthest limits of their endurance, that the maintenance of these huge armed forces is in opposition to all the aims, the interests, and the wishes of the people, and that it is possible, moreover, by writing numerous papers, and uttering a great many words, to bring all men into agreement and to arrange so that they shall

Collective capacity

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Enough lip service. Where is the action? ONCE again India witnesses another round of serial bomb blasts, this time in the sacred city of Bodh Gaya in Bihar. Our Hon’ble Home Minister has already confirmed it as a ‘terror attack’, but quite clearly, it is nothing new. It seems the terrorists have attacked our country – particularly Bodh Gaya which is home to several Buddhist monks – as retaliation against the killing of Muslims in Myanmar. After every such terror attack and the killing of poor civilians and security personnel, our PM can only utter the usual words to show his anguish, and repeats what has been said several times before. Like an imposition thrust upon a student, our PM and other ministers keep saying, “...We will not be cowed down by terrorism! We will deal with terrorism with tough action and mete out the toughest punishment to the culprits. Our patience should not be tested...” and so on and so forth; while the routine dialogue of our incapable Union Home Minister is always,

Congress-DMK camaraderie

“We will eliminate terrorism!” After every such ghastly incident, security is beefed up not only in the state where the blasts occur but also nationwide, as if the ‘beefing up’ of security is essential only after these acts occur. For decades, only words have flown and no firm action has ever been taken. How many more killings and terrorist attacks are we waiting for to take action against the perpetrators? Repeated attacks show how bold and desperate terrorists have become to disturb the peace and create tension in our country, and the number of attacks which have taken place since 2002 excluding the blasts which regularly occur in the Valley, is evidence of this fact. Let us learn from America or shall I say Israel? Allow the armed forces to attack the nation or the occupied area harbouring terrorists and engineering brutal acts against us. It is understandable that no one would want a war which would certainly have its

own repercussions. But instead of watching our own die for no fault of theirs, will it not be better to totally stop terrorism once and for all? How long will this go on for? Doesn’t the HM have some moral responsibility and courage to take strong steps against the nation engineering these terror attacks? Mere lip-service and statements which have no assurance will only prove that we are always tolerant and not fit for retaliation of any sort. We will be termed an ‘impotent’ nation. Will the PM prove that he is capable of ‘tough action’ too? To begin with, why don’t we isolate the terror-sponsoring nation with no trade, commerce, transport, bilateral, cultural and diplomatic relations? Can we not ban sports and arts relations with the nation? We do not necessarily want war, but the government can at least take strong measures? Will the stop those buses running to the other nation, stop playing cricket with them, stop close consulates and

Discriminatory Cong policies

THIS has reference to the edit-piece ‘Congress-DMK ties as close as ever’ (ADC, July 8) which is the correct assessment of the relation between the Congress and the DMK. The latter pulling out of the UPA and the former helping Karunanidhi’s daughter, Kanimozhi, to get elected to the Rajya Sabha are classic examples of political opportunism which confirms the dictum that there are no permanent friends or foes in politics. The Chanakya that he is, the DMK patriarch knows how to play his cards well and he has done so to show he is one-up on his arch rival, Jayalalithaa, on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue by withdrawing his support to the UPA, knowing fully well that this would not endanger the government. On its part, the Congress has shown a lot of sagacity in helping his daughter to get reelected to the Upper House to make sure that it will have the DMK’s support if it comes to forming the next government at the Centre. In a way this is not bad because continued bitterness between two parties, which were allies until yesterday, does not help anyone.

THE Congress Government is overtly discriminating between the Congress ruled States and NonCongress ruled States in granting aid. The latest instance is that the Congress has reportedly granted Rs.4000 crores to Bihar in pursuit of a Special Status. It is perceived that this status is a token of appreciation to the Bihar CM for having walked out of the NDA on the elevation of Modi. On the other hand, states like Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are meted out step-motherly treatment as the fund approved by the Planning Commission is not being granted to them. The people of Tamil Nadu who are also a part of this Nation are struggling to deal with a severe power shortage. When the TN Government requested the Centre to give them the power generated by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation and compensate the other States with the surplus power from their pool, the Centre did not pay heed. It is high-time the Congress is shown the door, to put an end to such nauseating despicable favours granted to such undeserving states and to prevent the further squandering of tax-payers’ money meant for Na— DR. V. Subramanyan, Thane tional development projects. As Modi has rightly said, Nitish Kumar will be taught a lesson by the people of Bihar and is most likely to end up WHY didn’t Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) on the wrong side of the Congress, government act on repeated intelli- who will find it convenient to blame gence inputs regarding a possible him squarely for the electoral loss. — T. M. Uday Shankar, MUMBAI. terrorist attack on the revered 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya which is annually visited by millions from across the world? Was he too busy criticizing MEDIA reports suggest that the BJP his party’s former ally, the BJP, leav- is getting ready yet again to play the ing him with insufficient time to temple card of Ayodhya. Narendra act? Was the preservation of his Modi’s foot soldier was in ‘chair’ more important for him than the temple city recently and made Bodh Gaya? This is sheer careless- all sorts of divisive noises. When will ness and an unpardonable craze for this party learn? We have had power on his part. Unfortunately, enough of communal tension the the people of Bihar don’t have a last time L.K. Advani’s chariots of strong Chief Minister like Narendra fire hit the nation. In this day and Modi, capable of control any kind of age when other nations are marchterrorism and corruption, both of ing towards progress, the BJP wants which seem to run rampant in Bihar to chain the nation with its Stone and many other states of India, ex- Age politics. It’s time we see through cept Gujarat. the machinations of these people — Hansraj Bhatt, Mumbai and rise under one umbrella to make our nation progressive, free of

With talks about rebuilding the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the BJP risks reigniting communal tensions across the country. hate and hunger. It won’t be wrong to quote Sufi saint Bule Shah here when he says, “Beshaq mandir masjid todo, kisi ka dil na todo iss dil mein rab rehta.” — Altaf H. Ladiwala, Bandra


The Bodh Gaya blasts, like others in the past, have only elicited a verbal warning from our politicians to the terrorists, but no concrete action against them. ambassadorships, and put an end to bilateral relations and ‘peacetalks’ which have had no value for decades, till we see terrorism free days? Let us not keep twiddling our thumbs every time a terror act occurs, and start doing something about it. BJP leader Amit Shah’s statement during his visit to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, of constructing the Ram Temple has again stated that temple politics is part of their agenda of Hindutava, to mislead the people with their eye on the 2014 General Elections. Even though the issue is before the SC, they have raised it only to fool the nation and to create the tension of communal politics. Since people have become clever the BJP must be taught a strong lesson by us rejecting them completely in the 2014 elections and wiping them out from the political map of the country. It is high time the BJP stops their political stunts in the name of religion and concentrates on important issues in the country. — Bhagwan Thadani

Change our Education system THERE is something seriously wrong with our education system as coaching classes have mushroomed

I am sure these actions will at least bring some positive results. All it needs is will-power, determination and courage on the part of our PM to initiate these steps. The question however is, will he? HE MUST. — S. Krishna Kumar, Dombivli

all over the country and have become a money minting business. Children as young as 5-6 years-old are sent for tuitions, which mean that schools and colleges have become mere hubs for exams while the actual teaching takes place in these classes. If the level of teaching is upgraded in our institutions, there would be no need for students to take private coaching. Today, children are taught to excel by scoring high marks but most end OF up failing when it comes LETTER THE DAY to practical application. India is the only country where coaching classes thrive and we need to learn from the education model of the Western world, so that Indian brains, which are some of the best in the world, are better utilized. Also, teachers in schools and colleges should be well paid so that the level of teaching improves and they do not feel the need to start their own classes. — S. N. Kabra, Goregaon

Andy Murray is the real ‘winner’!

Careless Nitish Kumar

Temple politics and the BJP

Andy Murray ended Britain’s Wimbledon drought and won the Championship after 77 years to loud cheers. ENDING a 77 year hiatus and playing under pressure, Britan’s famous son - Andy Murray lifted the Wimbledon Men’s Single title defeating Novack Djokovic in three straight sets. With two Grand Slams to his name, Murray

has carved his own distinctive niche in history with tremendous help from his famous coach, the former tennis great, Ivan Lendl, who as a player won many Grand Slams, but not the Wimbledon. After the exit of the greats, it was the turn of the French woman Marion Bartoli who defeated the giant killing spree of the German Sabine Lisicki, to win the Ladies Single Title. Twin brothers - Bob & Mike Bryan – won their third Wimbledon Men’s Double Title and their 15th Grand Slam Title over all. — Mahesh Nair, Mumbai


ANDY Murray achieved the success of his lifetime by winning the Wimbledon Singles Championship in style with a straight set win over Novak Djokovic. Thus, Murray became a Wimbledon Champion from Britain after Fred Perry won the title 83 years ago.

Andy made it with easy powerful serving, deft placements and a great court play near the net. It was vintage tennis, as both players fought hard to make it a real final. He played the match of his life as he believed himself capable of winning the coveted trophy, and made easy meat of the World Number One, with his fighting display of the game. Murray played to a plan and deserved more as the home crowd cheered him all the way. The blue-eyed player got a chance to end Britain’s Wimbledon and made a match of it in the end to inscribe his name in the annals of World Tennis. He was ultimately made to fight out his last service game to achieve this incredible win, but Murray had his answers for all the craft Djokovic had up his sleeve. In the end it was game, set, match and Championship for the 6’ 3’’ tall English player. Kudos to Murray. — C.K. Subramaniam, Sanpada



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By Kainaz Choksey


year-old Priyanka Singh hanged herself on Sunday evening at her residence in Dadar’s Marwadi Chawl allegedly due to physical and mental torture over dowry by her husband and inlaws. She took the extreme step on Sunday at around 5 p.m. when her in her in-laws and husband were not at home, and hanged herself using her sari tied to the ceiling fan. In the suicide note that was re-


covered from the house, she blamed her husband Om Prakash Singh, her father-in-law Shiv Shankar Singh, and her sister-in-law Gayatri Singh for her death. Priyanka’s father has alleged that Gayatri had instigated the Singhs to

remove her from their house and get her brother married again as their dowry demands were not fulfilled. According to Sachin Kadam (27), Singh’s neighbour, “The husband and in-laws had left for Badlapur at

FREE HEALTH CHECK-UP CAMP: The Central Bank Officers’ Union, Mumbai, organized a Free Health Check-up Camp and distributed free medicines to needy patients at Vishwakarma Hall in Vile Parle (West) on June 30. The programme was a grand success. More than 300 needy patients benefited through this camp. All of the patients were given total medicinal support according to their requirements. The programme was conducted under the able guidance of Dr. S. L. Das and his team of assistants.

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noon to search for a new house. Priyanka was alone at home. In the evening at around 5.30 p.m, when the BMC water supply started, the neighbours knocked on her door to ask her to fill up water. When she did not respond, I broke open the lock and found her hanging from the ceiling fan.” “I immediately informed her brothers-in-law Ajay and Vijay Singh, who stay on the second floor in the same building. They were the first family members to rush to the spot,” added Kadam. According to Rajesh Kumar Singh, Priyanka’s father, who is a lecturer at a college in Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, “I had spoken to my daughter at 11.30 a.m. on Sunday over the phone. Later, I called her up at 2:15 p.m, but she did not respond. I made several calls to her after that, but she did not answer my call. I called her husband and her in-laws, they too did not attend my call. At around 7 p.m., the news of her suicide was conveyed to me through a family friend who stays in Mumbai.” According to neighbours, Priyanka hardly talked to neighbours, who suspect she was restricted to the confines of her home. However, they never suspected any torture since they never heard any fighting or Priyanka calling out for

help. According to Priyanka’s father, July 2 at 1:44 p.m and 2:12 p.m. Priyanka had sent two text messages to her father, which read, “Please papa bhejo kisi ko. Guddi (Gayatri) aai hai. Mobile kheech rahi hai. Papa bhejo Ratnakar( Mishra) papa ko( a family friend). Shankar Singh keh rahe hain hum unka kuch nahi bigaad sakte.” Priyanka got married to Om Prakash Singh (28) in November 2012 through a family friend who knew both the families. Her father also said, “She was physically and mentally tortured. For days together, she would not be given any food and would be beaten up by father-in-law Shiv Shankar Singh, mother-in-law Pavitra, sisterin-law Gayatri and husband Om Prakash Singh.” In November 2012, when she got married, a demand of Rs.5,00,000 was made. We paid Rs.1,00,000 in cash and the remaining Rs.4,00,000 was paid by cheque. Recently they made a demand for a Swift Dezire car or Rs.10 lakh in cash. We were not able to meet that demand.” An FIR has been registered. We are investigating the matter. I do not want to reveal more,” said Vaishali Sarvade, investigating officer, Dadar police station.


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pg 16-17 We tell you how you can make your child environmentally conscious MUMBAI | TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013


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Frizzy hair Frizzy hair is a common monsoon problem. Even if you don’t normally have wild hair, your locks can become frazzled during the monsoon. While you should invest in the products we’ve recommended below, you also need to remember not to blow dry or straighten your hair too often during the monsoon. Avoid heat related styling, don’t tie your hair too tightly (it’s more prone to breakage) and remember to deep condition weekly. And stock up on these products:

straighten your hair

Suitable for all hair types, this conditioner is specifically meant to straighten your hair. Price `199 Where


From skin breakouts and smelly feet to a bout of the sniffles and frizzy hair, the monsoon brings a host of niggling troubles with it. Rhea Dhanbhoora & Dev Goswami list the issues that are most likely to afflict you and give you their picks of products that can help you tackle them

nourished hair

humidity Protection

This hair serum from Kérastase provides essential nutrition to your hair and also keeps frizz under control. Price `1,800 Where Retail stores

This shampoo from L’Oréal will protect your hair from humidity. Price `500 Where Retail stores

Peeling nails Are your nails suddenly chipping and peeling? Do you feel as though you have to keep your nails extremely short because even if they grow just a little bit, they start to chip? Nails tend to get softer and more brittle because of the monsoon and taking care of them is important. You should indulge in a manicure often (yes, men too), but if you want to take care of your nails at home, here are a few great options:

strengthen & Protect This nail treatment from Sally Hansen is guaranteed to strengthen your nails. Price `625 Where Retail stores


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smelly feet Worried that if you take your shoes off in public, you’ll envelop the room with your stinky feet? Foot odour is not uncommon during the monsoon and it develops due to the dampness and moisture in the air. From slippers that allow your feet to breathe to foot deo and creams that keep odour at bay, there are several products that can help you get over the problem. Take a look:



encloseD spaces

Do you hate going back home in the evening because of the weird odour your house exudes? Well, the smell is probably caused by the humid climate. Air your home and closed spaces, such as cupboards and bathrooms, when it is sunny outside. In the meantime, these products should help:

For small, enclosed spaces, such as your bathroom or cupboard, Odonil tablets work best to keep the enclosed areas fresh. price `30 Where Retail stores


Dehumidifiers aren’t necessary but if your home suffers from excess moisture, this one from Croma will come in handy. price `12,990 Where Croma stores in the city

prickly heat

hair fall

When we talk about the monsoon in our city, we are aware that the rain can suddenly give way to sunshine and vice versa. However, the combination of high humidity and warm weather means that there’s a high chance of you suffering from prickly heat. Babies are most affected, but it can happen to adults too. If you have developed red, itchy rashes on your skin, these products are for you:

Another hair problem that makes its way into your life during the monsoon is hair fall. Hair gets weaker either because of dandruff and frizziness or simply because of the humidity levels and the constant change in weather. It’s important to be very gentle with your hair and use a mild shampoo. Also, make sure you brush and untangle your hair with a wide-toothed comb, as static from a comb with finer bristles will break your hair easily in this weather. Here are a few products that we recommend:

stimulate your hair

This hair fall shampoo from Bottega will strengthen and stimulate your hair and will protect it from the monsoon humidity. price `999 Where

soothe rashes

This prickly heat powder from Shower to Shower works great to soothe prickly heat. price `60 (approximately) Where Retail stores

perfect for the rains

Flip-flops are not a convenient choice during the monsoon. But, these flip-flops from Haviana work great for the current season as they are heat, water and odour resistant. price `2,600 Where

control the oDour

This antiperspirant deodorant from Scholl is specifically meant for smelly feet and ensures that your feet stay odour free for up to 24 hours. price `180 Where Retail stores

for coloureD hair

keep cool

With neem and pudina extracts, Nycil is perfect to deal with prickly heat and keep your body cool when the sun comes out. price `64 Where Retail stores

Dry anD comfortable feet

This foot powder from Scholl will keep your feet odourless, dry and cool. It’s perfect for Mumbai’s weather. price `1,500 (approximately) Where Retail stores

complete protection

It’s usually used to help soothe rashes, but this lotion from Lacto Calamine also helps with skin nourishment, oil control and dead skin removal. price `70 Where Retail stores

skin breakouts Summer is not the only time when you will find your face breaking out. During the monsoon, humidity levels are high, which means your skin is going to get oilier and all of that coupled with the pollution in Mumbai will lead to at least a few worrying breakouts. Keep your skin clean and hydrated to keep acne away and if it does affect you, here are some products that might help:

This shampoo from Organic Surge, also works for those who have coloured or chemically treated hair. price `343 Where

shoe bites & crackeD heels

customiseD footWear

If nothing helps you when it comes to shoe bites, visit Diaped Clinic where you can get customised footwear. Wearing plastic rain price `1,500 onwards shoes means that you’re Where Diaped clinics in the city more prone to getting shoe bites, but that’s not the only reason they’ll strike you down more this season. Your skin is much more sensitive in the monsoon and any abrasion will cause instant relief cracks and bites. So, These blister plasters from cracked heels from Scholl will give you because of constantly instant pain relief if you wearing open shoes and are suffering from foot shoe bites caused by bites or blisters. tiresome raingear, here price `200 onwards are a few products to Where Retail stores give you respite:

spot treatment


The Normaderm acne treatment from Vichy uses anti-bacterial bandage technology to give you relief from pimples within 48 hours. price `850 Where

Carry this Neutrogena acne treatment in your bag and you can apply it the moment you see a pimple surfacing. price `1,500 (approximately) Where Retail stores

clean your skin

The Clearskin blemish clearing astringent from Avon promises to keep blemishes, blackheads, oil and dirt at bay. price `249 Where


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Monsoon market buys

Priyanka Singh scours the markets to find out what seasonal fruits and vegetables you should be piling on your plate this monsoon


hile most fruits and vegetables these days are available all year round, seasonal fruits and vegetables still hold a lot of importance and many medical practitioners recommend including them in your daily diet. It’s the monsoon now and while you might still be able to buy apples and grapes freely in the market, try to include seasonal fruits and vegetables in your diet as well. Here are a few monsoon fruits and vegetables that you should pick up on your next grocery trip.

Fruits Cherries: These are a monsoon specialty and you will find them in abundance. While picking up cherries, ensure that the ones that you pick are plump and fleshy because dense cherries are sweeter and juicier. Store them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and consume them within a day or two as they spoil easily.

>> Avoid peaches that have a hint of green on them as those will never ripen fully

« KNOW MORE: NEW DIET TRENDS Wondering what some of the latest trends when it comes to healthy eating are? Dev Goswami tells you Change is the only constant and when it comes to a crucial topic such as losing weight, there are a lot of changes taking place globally at a frantic pace. Every year we hear about new diets and foods that help you shed unwanted kilos. So, what’s making the news this year? We find out about the latest diet trends — good and bad.

MiraCLe berry: West Africa has

discovered a fruit known as Synsepalum dulcificum, which has been labelled as a Miracle Berry for its ability to change the flavour of something bitter or tart to sweet. The idea is that by eating it in the fruit form or as a tablet, you can simulate your sweet taste receptors and get the taste of sweet foods without having to worry about your sugar consumption.

17-day diet: The 17-day diet draws

its logic from another diet — the calorie shifting diet. The idea behind this diet is that your body uses more energy to burn foods that it is not used to. So, changing your diet plan every 17 days ensures that your body gets different foods and so, your metabolism levels are high. However, there is no

scientific evidence for the same and the diet’s claims are still to be certified. But, the other logic is that this ensures you do not get bored or lose motivation while following a diet plan.

sMartPhone aPPs: Apps that

help you lose weight by keeping track of your calorie consumption and acting as a food journal aren’t new. However, new and better apps are being developed every day that promise you much more. There are apps which give you access to healthy recipes as well as apps that help you plan a customised, healthy meal-plan. Of course, they can’t take the place of a nutritionist, but they sure do make healthy eating easier.

tongue PatChes: This is one

trend that we urge you to not follow. Tongue patch is a new diet trend that is taking Venezuela by storm. It involves stitching an abrasive patch on your tongue that is designed to make eating extremely painful. This means that you’ll have no other option but to consume only liquids, helping you lose weight. Ouch, right? That was our exact reaction!

LyChees: The monsoon is a special humidity, so refrigerate them in a season for lychee lovers as this is the time when you get the best lychees in the market. While buying lychees, don’t buy loose ones and opt for those that come in bundles with leaves and stem. The skin of a lychee is naturally tough and leathery. However, while

buying the fruit, ensure that the skin is not overly dull, dry or dark. Also, don’t buy lychees if they are cracked, leaking or smell fermented. You can store them for up to four to five days in a refrigerator, but to have them at their best, try to consume them within two days of your purchase.

PeaChes: Some of the best peaches are available during this season. Make sure that the peaches you buy are firm. They should be unblemished, with a warm and fragrant aroma. Avoid ones with a hint of green as those will never ripen fully. Pick the ones that have a rich yellow colour, especially towards the stem area. While storing peaches, make enough space between them to allow proper air circulation. Peaches need

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plastic bag and eat within two days.

VegetabLes bottLe gourd: Bottle gourds (lauki) are available throughout the year, but they are actually a specialty of the monsoon. The juice of this vegetable is used in the treatment of stomach acidity, indigestion and ulcers, the cases of which are high during the monsoon because the risk of contaminated food items increases. However, don’t eat it raw as it can lead to stomach problems.

brinjaL: July to September are the months during which you’ll get the best brinjals. When buying, choose the ones with smooth, shiny skin, heavy for their size and which have no blemishes. Wrinkled, loose skin is an indication of age and the vegetable will be bitter. Smaller brinjals have fewer seeds, thinner skin, and tend to be sweeter, tenderer and less bitter. Consume them within four days.

How do you stay fit? I work out regularly, eat well and think positive. It also helps to have friends who are as health conscious as I am. What’s an ideal workout for you? Currently, my workout schedule works well for me. I do weights three days a week, cardio on two days and reserve one day for legs and functional training each. What’s your diet like? When I get up at 6am, I have a protein shake. This is followed by breakfast at 9am. I usually have muesli, oats or four egg-whites. Lunch is at 1pm and it includes chicken with salad. Dinner is the same. I occasionally eat chapattis. Is there anything you avoid eating? Sweet, oily and fatty food. What are your top three tips for a happy life? Stay fit and healthy. Always have a positive approach because if you’re happy everything else will fall into place. What’s in your workout bag right now? My track pants, shoes, wallet, protein shake and water bottle. Your current workout playlist? I’m currently hooked onto the Aashiqui 2, Raanjhanaa, D Day, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Rockstar albums.



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>> Take our quiz to find out if you’re using weights unnecessarily


weiGht & watch Weight training helps build muscle, but do you need it? Dev Goswami helps you find out

1 Practice before Preaching Children are very observant and if they see you littering or doing what you teach them not to do, the next time you tell them not to litter, they will promptly tell you, “But you did the same thing the other day!” So, lead by example.

don’t waste food This one will need some amount of strictness on your part but it will generate amazing results in the long run. If they pile their plates with extra food and then waste it, tell them that they will have to eat the leftovers for their next meal. After a while, they will learn to take less and ask for a second helping if they want more.


Even though you’ve been working out diligently, do you feel like there have been no major improvements in your strength? a. Yes. b. No.

same as it was three months ago? a. Yes. b. No.

Do exercises, such as push-ups and pullups, feel like child’s play to you? a. Yes. b. No.

Although you’ve been exercising for quite some time, do you feel that you’re too thin with respect to your height? a. Yes. b. No.

Is your current workout plan the

Have you just started exercising? a. Yes. b. No.

Mostly as It’s time you included weight-training in your workout plan. Based on your answers, it seems that you’re stuck in a rut where the exercises you do are not affecting your body in terms of increasing your strength or building muscle. Normally, exercises such as push-ups and pull-ups go a long way in building muscle, but your body is so used to them that your muscles aren’t being overworked — an essential part of weight training. However, ensure that when you do start using weights, you do so under the guidance of a trainer as you could injure yourself. Mostly bs It doesn’t matter whether you’re too thin or have less muscle. You definitely don’t need to use weights, at least not right now. Your workout is still improving your strength, push-ups and pull-ups are still a challenge for you and most importantly, you are new to working out. Stay on your current plan for a month or so and if you still see no results, only then should you consider using weights.

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doodle green! Kids love to doodle. Persuade them to use both sides of paper. Doodling can be done on newspapers as well. If you have documents that are of no use, one side can be used by your children to draw on. Buying books just for doodling is a waste of paper.

To make the future better, Priyanka Singh brings you ways in which you can encourage eco-friendly habits in your child from a young age

JOG YOUR MEMORY >> If lists and post-its don’t help you remember your daily tasks, your brain might need a vacation to recharge


seParate bins Keep a separate bin for recyclable items and decomposable ones. Every time there is an item which needs to be discarded, explain to your children which one goes in which bin and why. After a few times, quiz them on which item goes in which bin.

Do you often have a word at the tip of your tongue, but can’t recall it immediately? a. Yes. b. No. Do you remember ideas but forget the details? a. Yes. b. No. Is it hard for you to find the appropriate word to describe something? a. Yes. b. No.

5 lend a hand Explain that toys that they no longer play with could make another deprived child happy. Take him to an NGO and make them give it away on their own.

Do you remember childhood memories more vividly than what you did the day before yesterday? a. Yes. b. No.


Is it difficult for you to concentrate on one thing

Make theM aware Most children enjoy playing in gardens. When a cool breeze passes by, inform them that this is because of the plants and trees around them, so they must never harm them in any way.

MeMory ProbleMs coMMon Some memory problems can indicate health issues, but most are not signs to start worrying. In fact, worrying


will only increase your forgetfulness! Here are a few ways your memory may be failing you: you’ve got to tell someone been misplaced. In reality, you just something but can’t remember what didn’t focus well enough when you person, you’ve most likely forgotten it is, your memory is failing you. were placing it wherever you did. facts or events if you haven’t Older people are more prone to this. recollected them frequently. So, your When you do something in a hurry or try to multi-task, you forget things long lost cousin’s birthday will be because your brain doesn’t process the half-Perfect: If you lower down on the memory scale think you remember everything, but the information thoroughly. than what you did 20 minutes ago. can only recount it to others in bits This sort of memory is actually the wall: Have you ever thought and pieces, you’re not really pretty good, so there’s no need to remembering. Sometimes you could that maybe you forget things worry because your brain is simply even think you’ve had an ingenious because you don’t want to making way for new thoughts. idea because you remember remember them? Your brain can something, but you don’t remember block certain memories, creating a the scatty tyPe: You think reading it. It comes with age, but wall between what you remember that you’re becoming forgetful stress and worry can trigger it. and what you don’t. If you know because your favourite pen has

the tiMing: If you’re this sort of

cycle away Get them a bicycle. Explain that it reduces the traffic, saves time, is fun and the only mode of transport that doesn’t harm Mother Nature. Get yourself one too and go on early morning rides together.


Do you have the memory of a sieve or the recollecting powers of an elephant? Rhea Dhanbhoora helps you find out whether your brain needs a boost or a break

uickly think about what you had for lunch yesterday. Did it come to you in the blink of an eye or did you spend time trying to remember what you ate? Even those with the sharpest memories can’t remember everything, but some of us are a little more scatter-brained. Most memory loss is temporary, but certain lifestyle decisions can make you more of a goldfish than an elephant in the long run. So, are you the sort of person who can recount a conversation verbatim, the sort that forgets what someone said five minutes ago, or poised comfortably in between? Take a stroll down memory lane to find out.

stoP the leak Teach your children to inform you of leaky faucets or taps if they come across one, even if it is not in your own home. Maybe you can inform the owner or someone who can stop the wastage.

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use a bucket This is a very easy way to make your child conserve water and make them understand its importance. Encourage them to bathe under a shower only once or twice a week. The rest of the time, use a bucket to bathe as that saves water.

reMeMber More We’re sure you know the tricks of the trade when it comes to evoking your Make theM accountable Tell them to plant a sapling and make them responsible for taking care of it. Let them know that it’s like their baby, it has life and they are supposed to look after it. This will create a connection between the child and the plant. Also, if you have plants at home, make your child water them every day and explain why.

memories. But, just in case you forgot, what with your terrible memory, here’s a list to help you recall them. associate things: Associate images with words and vice versa. Try to associate sentences with fun concepts and ideas.


exercise: Exercise your mind with puzzles and word games. stay Positive: If you think

positive, you can trick your brain into remembering things. breathe right: Breathe deeply in order to help your brain remember things better. be organised: Keep things around you organised to process

memories without an effort. eat right: Junk food hampers your memory. Eat right and watch the memories come flooding back. sleeP & rest: A harrowed mind is a forgetful mind. Get enough rest to keep your memory crisp.

for too long? a. Yes. b. No. Have you suddenly started misplacing things? a. Yes. b. No. Do you find it difficult to remember things you’re not fond of? a. Yes. b. No. Do you feel as though you’ve forgotten everything you’ve learnt at school? a. Yes. b. No. Do you easily forget birthdays and anniversaries? a. Yes. b. No.

Mostly as You definitely have a memory problem. You don’t remember details, names or facts but you could remember what you did last year, depending on the extent of memory loss. You’re either spending too little time on memory building activities (which is why you’ll forget childhood lessons) or you’re stressed, worried and tired, which can lead to temporary memory loss. If your brain is rusty, exercise it! There’s nothing worse than permanent memory loss, so don’t risk the chance. If you’re worried, try to take a little time out. If none of the above apply but you’re still worried about losing your memory, it may be time to visit your doctor to rule out any illnesses or diseases. Mostly bs You’re as sharp as a nail and we’re sure you only took this quiz so you could reaffirm that. Your recalling powers are active, energetic and accurate. You remember what people say, what you did last week and where you had the most memorable night last year. Good for you!


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MUMBAI | TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013 >> The play tools used at My Gym follow all the safety standards and hardly give children the opportunity to get bored

« KNOW MORE: TOP 5 FITNESS APPS FOR PHONE Replace your fitness trainer with your phone as Tejasvi Desai brings you some of the best fitness applications RunKeePeR: Runkeeper is one of

My GyM

the most efficient running applications available and its clean layout makes it easy to operate. You can monitor your speed, route and heart rate, all at the same time on a single screen. The app also lets you upload your progress directly to Facebook. No better time than now to get your running shoes on. Availability Android and iPhone Cost Free

MyFitnessPAl: Following a diet

CouCh to 5K: This app will turn

you into an athlete from a couch potato. It acts as your personal trainer and motivator, while you are pounding the pavement. Couch to 5K will notify you when it is the best time to change intervals during your run (fast, slow or steady) and will pause your music when it does so! The main highlight of this app is its cool game modes such as the popular Zombie chase mode. Availability Android and iPhone Cost Free

JeFit: JEFIT is the best replacement

for your gym trainer. It is an app packed with a workout planner that will help you create and tailor exercise routines based on your goals and then track your day-to-day progress. It has a database of over 500 different exercises, each with detailed instructions and information outlining which muscle groups the exercise will target. Try out its predefined routines and feel the difference in your gym sessions. Availability Android and iPhone Cost Both free and paid pro version for `270

PoCKet yogA: If you can’t make it to your yoga class because of time constraints, then Pocket Yoga, will help you. You can practice at your own pace and schedule in the comforts of your home. You can also choose between different practices, difficulty levels and durations. Its detailed voice and visual instruction guides you through every pose, including each inhalation and exhalation. Availability iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Cost `170


he obesity rate of children in India is unsurprisingly on the rise and the paucity of playgrounds and gardens in the city have only made matters worse. In such a scenario, you can’t blame your child for being inactive and warming the chair in front of the computer, trying to fight rogues with the click of a mouse. While their onscreen character is full of zip to say the least, your child is the exact opposite. This is the main reason

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plan is crucial to any fitness regime. MyFitnessPal has a fully featured calorie counter that boasts of a database of over six lakh food and drink items. Simply scan the barcode of whatever you eat and it automatically gets added to your daily tracker. You can also add your exercises to this app. Make sure you upload your diet plan on Facebook to inspire your friends and family. Availability Android and iPhone Cost Free

>> To maintain children’s interest, their in house set-up changes every week

A fitness centre for children has recently opened up in Bandra. Priyanka Singh peeped into the merriment and came back with a smile

why places such as My Gym need to make their youngest group of children here are sevenpresence felt in the city. months-old. My Gym is an international franchise that When we visited My Gym last week, we were has launched its first children’s fitness centre in in the middle of a Terrific Tots play session India, offering age appropriate programs for where ecstatic children aged 2 ½ to 3 ½ years children aged 6 weeks to 14 years. However, in were playing, swinging, jumping and bonding their Bandra branch, they haven’t been with each other along with their parents. Just able to convince parents of children below entering the premises of My Gym brings a seven months to let their little tots smile to your face. It’s huge and colourful and join a fitness centre. So, currently the filled with safe play tools, big windows throwing in heaps of brightness, and instructors that definitely know what they are doing and how to handle tiny tots with ease. Before entering the play area, the children and the parents are supposed to remove their shoes, pull up clean socks that are provided by the centre and clean their hands with a hand sanitiser. There were around 10 to 12 kids with their parents when we visited. This particular class undertakes different sessions to improve the children’s sports and motor proficiency skills. Overall, My Gym provides nine classes which is broadly divided into parent participation classes (wherein a parent accompanies the child to class) and independent classes (where children are alone). The classes are also individually divided into age groups: Little Bundles (6 weeks to 6 months; currently inactive), Tiny Tykes (7 to 13 months), Waddlers (14 to 22 months), Gymsters (23 months to 2.5 years) Terrific Tots (2.5 to 3 ¼ years). The aforementioned classes require parent participation. The independent classes are Mighty Mites (3 ¼ to 4 ½ years), Whiz Kids (4 ½ to 6 years), Champions (6 to 8 years), and Cardio Kids (7 to 13 years). Each class is an hour long and the play set up in the gym changes every week. With respect to the safety standards, My Gym is the only infrastructure in the building that is fire safe. Their floor is built from layers of secure and protected foam sheets and the play tools follow all the safety standards. Their cleaning spree happens several times a day and a hygienic environment is ensured at all levels. You might ask what the difference between a playgroup and My Gym is. My Gym is not just about babysitting your child and making those laborious hours pass by somehow. It is about inculcating fitness at all levels in your child’s routine early on in their lives. The most special part is that it also encourages child-parent bonding in the most nascent stages. Price Currently, every class is priced at `6,000 per month. Three months membership is priced at `15,000. They have classes daily. Where My Gym, The Silver Pearl, 4th Floor, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W) Contact 26517000


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CHECK YOUR HEART The stress test, a medical test that is used to find out how healthy your heart is, has the medical community divided. Dev Goswami finds out more about the test and its debatable necessity


our heart is one of the most vital organs and keeping it in good shape is very important. This has given rise to a number of tests and treatments that are aimed to keep your heart healthy. But, the paranoia of keeping your heart healthy has also given rise to a debate about the excessiveness of treatments. And the stress test, a test aimed at finding the amount of stress your heart can handle, is one such medical facility that is caught in the debate. We find out why.

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“Stress test cannot be taken as a gold standard, but it can certainly act as a screening test to rule out heart disease in the future. People who show symptoms such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol should take this test.” — Dr. Sharat Kolke, general physician, Kohinoor Hospital

adenosine stress test: This is for patients who are physically unable to exercise. A drug that makes your heart respond like it would What is a strEss tEst? while exercising is administered and your heart is then monitored. A stress test is used to find out the amount of stress echocardiogram: This test visualises physical exertion your heart can take before the motion of your heart and can reveal a lack developing abnormal rhythm or ischemia (not of blood flow that isn’t apparent in other tests. enough blood flow to the heart muscle). Once nuclear stress test: This complicated test your doctor has the result of the stress test, he involves being administered a small amount of can determine your likelihood of you suffering radioactive substance and using a special from coronary heart diseases and the need for camera to identify the rays being emitted from further evaluation. Stress tests can also help in the substance to produce clear pictures of the checking the effectiveness of procedures done heart tissue on a monitor. It helps differentiate to improve the blood flow within the heart as the healthy parts of your heart from the unhealthy. well as developing a safe exercise program.

hoW is it donE?

should i takE it?

The actual procedure of the stress test depends on the kind of test that is undertaken, which can be any of these four: treadmill stress test: This is the most common stress test and it involves you walking on a treadmill while electrodes attached to your chest monitor how far you can walk, if you develop chest pains and if your heart is not getting enough blood.

If you read the box, you’ll know that the test has a few risks associated with it. However, studies have shown that for people who are at an intermediate risk of heart conditions (those who suffer from risk factors such as shortness of breath, chest pains, high cholesterol and family history of premature heart conditions) this test definitely does help to prevent heart attacks and uncover potentially serious conditions. Inaccurate false positive results are seen in people with a low-risk of heart conditions. It basically means that if you are hale and hearty and suffer from no symptoms pointing towards a heart condition, there’s no need for you take this test. Eventually, a doctor would be the best person to tell you whether you need to take this test or not. However, with such tests, getting a second opinion is always the best idea.

Why thE dEbatE?

Risks such as chest pains, collapsing during the test as well as heart attacks (very rare) have been associated with the test. Also, the test hasn’t been proven to be 100% accurate. In fact, there is also a chance of a false positive response (meaning: the test shows you have a problem when there’s none).

>>The stress test is just an indicator, the final verdict should always be given by a doctor

« KNOW MORE: WALKING SAFETY Contrary to popular belief, walking isn’t necessarily the safest mode of transport, says Rhea Dhanbhoora If you read the papers regularly, you know that pedestrians in the city are in no way safe from rash driving, road rage and accidents. While you may like to blame the driver, we’re not always the most courteous walkers either. You would think we’d remember the basics, but in case you’ve forgotten how to walk without putting yourself in danger, here are a few tips.

Since we don’t have many pedestrian lights in Mumbai and you can’t always wait for a red light (not that cars in the city are guaranteed to stop at one), make sure you wait till there’s a clearing. Look left and right and then cross the road. Even if it’s a one way road, look both sides before crossing.

direction as the traffic, you won’t see a speeding vehicle fast enough to move out of the way in an emergency. On the other hand, if you’re facing the traffic, you’ll know when to get out of a vehicle’s path.

together — laughing and chatting away. But, in a city like Mumbai, that’s a really bad idea. The roads are small and crowded enough without you spreading out and sauntering along. Don’t try to use the roads to make up for the lack of gardens and open spaces in the city. Sit or stand in an area with no vehicles if you want to converse, never do it while you’re walking on a busy road. The best way to walk is actually in a single file or on a pavement.

don’t amblE along: Walking with FacE thE traFFic: If you walk in the same friends translates to all of you wanting to walk

>> You might want to keep your phone inside your pocket while walking

look around: Do you remember when

you first learned how to cross the road and your mother warned you to look left and right before stepping off a pavement? That’s a golden rule.

stay aWarE: Don’t be zoned out while

walking. Just like you need to concentrate while you’re driving, the same attention is required when you’re walking. Make sure you don’t listen to music when you walk and if you must, keep the volume low enough to hear horns and warnings from vehicles passing by. Never make sudden movements or jump out in the middle of the road. Never start to cross and then stop — that confuses the driver and may lead to an accident.

don’t talk & Walk: Talking on the

phone while you drive can kill you. So, what makes you think talking and walking is safer? Just like you’re distracted when you talk and drive, you are less likely to recognise traffic dangers or passing vehicles while you’re busy on your phone. Texting while walking is a safety hazard.


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conjunctiVitis Often referred to as ‘pink eye’, conjunctivitis is the swelling or infection of the tissue that lines the eyelids and coats the surface of the eye. It is characterised by redness and watery eyes. It is contagious and outbreaks are higher during the monsoon due to viral and bacterial infections. Sunglasses help as they prevent you from rubbing your eyes. It can be cured by prescribed medication. You are more susceptible to conjunctivitis if you wear contact lenses.

Dry eyes Our eyes require a constant flow of tears (water) for moisture and lubrication. An imbalance in the tear flow can cause dry eyes which leads to irritation, pain and blurring of vision. Dry eyes cannot be cured but it can be treated to make the condition better. Treatments range from artificial tear drops to punctual occlusion and even surgery.

eye styes A stye is an infection that causes a painful lump along the eyelid. It is caused by a bacterial infection. Styes are usually treated at home with warm compresses. Timely treatment is the key to keeping your eyes safe. Consult an ophthalmologist if the infection persists for more than two days.

corneal ulcer A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea, the thin clear structure overlying the iris which is the coloured part of your eye. Pus discharge, severe pain and blurring


BarBara, our Beauty expert, will help fix your proBlems




an’t figure out how your eyes got red or puffy all of a sudden? It’s that time of the year again when you are so busy protecting your skin from outbreaks and hair from getting frizzy that your eyes are forgotten. We tell you about the most common eye infections that occur during the monsoon with inputs from Dr. Keiki Mehta, medical director of Mehta International Eye Institute.


Tejasvi Desai tells you about the eye infections you need to look out for during the monsoon

of vision are some of the symptoms. The occurrence is frequently seen in extended contact-lens wearers. It should be treated by an ophthalmologist immediately.

scleral infection Often referred to as ‘red eyes’, a Scleral infection is caused due to swollen or dilated blood vessels, which cause the surface of the eye to look red or bloodshot. Dry air, too much sun, dust, foreign particles in the eye, allergies, infection or injury can trigger red eyes.


Doctor’s speak

Wash your hands frequently and use an antibacterial lotion when outdoors. l Discontinue use of contact lens when you have an infection. l Don’t share your lens solution, eye medicines and eye makeup. l Wear gloves when you are administering eye medicine to someone else and wash your hands after doing so. l Protect your eyes from wind, dust and rain. l

“Self-medication should never be attempted. People should consult an eye specialist instead of buying medicine off the counter. Unfortunately, steroid eye drops available off the counter are commonly used. Those can easily lead to corneal ulcers and blindness and should never be used unless prescribed.” — Dr. Keiki R. Mehta , medical director of Mehta International Eye Institute, Colaba

>> The monsoon can take a toll on your eyes. Read our article to know about the most common problems

ask our Beauty expert

Dear Barbara, My skin gives me a lot of trouble as it gets excessively oily when the weather is hot and very dry when it’s cooler. I try my best to use the right products to make my skin look and feel better, but I can never be sure. Can you please suggest a way that can determine if I am using the products for the correct skin type? — ritika Vij, Dadar Dear ritika, This is a common problem faced by a lot of people. A simple way to find out if the product is right for you or not is to cleanse and moisturise at night with your regular formulas. When you wake up in the morning, press a single-ply tissue to the center of your forehead. The tissue should stay on for a second or two before falling off. If it stays on

longer, your products are leaving your skin too oily. If it doesn't stick at all, your skin lacks moisture. Dear Barbara, I seem to be having a lot of unexplained bruises, especially on my arms. My wife is worried that it could be a symptom of diabetes, which runs in my family. The bruises are darkest and hurt most when I have just woken up. Does bruising have anything to do with diabetes? — sanjay motiani, Goregaon Dear sanjay, Whenever unusually large and painful bruises appear for no apparent reason, it is important to consult a doctor as there can be many reasons why they have appeared. If you are worried about diabetes, there are

>> Unexplained bruising can be due to a number of reasons. It’s best to consult a doctor

more warning signs that you may want to pay attention to. For example, increased thirst and urination, extreme hunger, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision and frequent infections. The connection between bruising and diabetes that your wife may be referring to is a condition called Acanthosis Nigricans, where patches of brown to black skin accumulate in the folds and creases of your body — usually in the armpits and neck because of hyper-pigmentation. Bruises could be a sign of various conditions such as effects of medication or supplements, a bleeding or clotting disorder, diabetes, liver diseases and deficiency of vitamins. Send your questions to:

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One detained in Bodh Gaya blasts, CCTV footage released

MONSOON IN MELODY… Children play at the cultivation fields at a village in Dhanbad, in Bihar, while farmers seat them a plank of wood to prepare a field for paddy in Moradabad, in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday.


AYA/PATNA: One person was detained by the NIA on Monday in connection with the terror attack on Buddhism’s holiest shrine here even as authorities released the CCTV footage of the serial blasts at the historic Mahabodhi temple and adjoining areas. As a team of investigators from NIA, NSG and other agencies searched for clues in yesterday’s 10 serial blasts at Bodh Gaya that left two monks injured, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the state government will make a proposal to the Centre to ask CISF to take over the security of the shrine. A team of the National Security Guard (NSG), which picked up samples from the area, has sent a preliminary report to the Union Home Ministry, saying the low-intensity bombs worked like improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and were

trigerred through analog clock timers. The bombs contained a mix of ammonium nitrate and sulphur and were neatly packed in small cylinders, the report said. Bihar Director General of Police Abhyanand said a person identified as Binod Kumar Barachatti has been detained on the basis of a voter Identity card in his name which was found during search inside the temple after the explosions. He told newsmen in Patna that lab tests have so far confirmed the presence of ammonium nitrate in the crude low intensity bomb used in the blasts but there were no trace of TNT or other explosive material. Papers containing the name of the location where it had to be planted was found pasted on each bomb, he said. “The name of the location is written in English and some words in Urdu,” he added.

12 dead in Secunderabad hotel collapse H YDERABAD: At least 12 persons were killed on Monday and 18 others injured when a 50 year rpt 50 year old building housing a Irani hotel, collapsed in Secunderabad here, police said. The roof of the two-storeyed Hotel City Light and Bakery, located on R.P. Road in Secunderabad, crashed at around 6 a.m. resulting in the building collapse leaving a dozen dead. Besides, some others are still feared trapped, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma told PTI. The deceased include hotel staff and also customers who went to have tea and snacks in there, offi-

cials said. The injured were rushed to Gandhi hospital. Policemen, officials of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), fire department and CISF personnel were involved in relief and rescue operations to clear the debris and pull out those trapped. “The rescue operations are continuing. As a precautionary measure we are taking help of experts in removing those trapped under the debris,” Sharma, who was monitoring the relief measures said. On reports that placing of a furnace (for preparation of ‘Haleem’ — a delicacy made during Ramzan season) on the building terrace may be one of the causes


behind the incident, the Hyderabad police chief said investigation will reveal the exact reasons. CISF is doing a commendable job in rescuing those trapped, he said. The Mahankali police has booked a case of negligence against the hotel management. Eye-witnesses say they saw the building come down suddenly with a loud sound coupled with cries of people. GHMC commissioner M T Krishna Babu, who was also at the site of the accident, said there were several old buildings in the area and notices have been served in this regard to their owners. The collapsed building, however did not fall under that list, he said. Earlier, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, along with ministers Danam Nagender, Geeta Reddy and Mukesh Goud, visited the collapse site and also Gandhi Hospital where the injured were admitted.

Nitish may soften stand on NCTC


EW DELHI: The multiple blasts in Bodhgaya, the first major terror attack at the pilgrimage spot and the rest of Bihar, may push Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to soften his stand in his opposition to set up anti-terror hub NCTC. Home Ministry officials believe that the terror attack on the Mahabodh temple in Bodhgaya may force the Chief Minister to soften his stand as he has to re-look the activities of terrorist groups in Bihar for safety of the state. “The delay in setting up of NCTC will continue to hamper the government’s anti-terror initiatives. The sooner those oppose it realise its importance, the better for the country,” an official said.

13 bombs were planted: Shinde


s many as 13 bombs were planted inside the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya of which ten had exploded injuring two monks, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Monday. “Today, I have the information of 10 blasts. A total of 13 bombs were placed there. I will not go into details where they were kept and all. Two persons have been injured— 50-year-old Dorji and Bala Sanga (30),” Shinde told PTI. Shinde was speaking on the sidelines of a function for inauguration of a hospital of Central Reserve Police Force in Talegaon, about 100 kilometers from Pune.

Rescue work in progress after a three-storey hotel collapsed in Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh, on Monday. (Inset) Rescue workers trying to save an injured man stuck inside the debris.

Rains hamper relief ops; special IAF aircraft commissioned D

EHRADUN: Fresh spells of rain in parts of Uttarakhand on Monday damaged several houses in Chamoli district and hampered relief operations prompting authorities to engage an IAF transport aircraft for the mammoth exercise. About eight houses in Urgam Valley of Chamoli district were damaged due to heavy rains forcing the occupants to vacate them and move to safer places, Chamoli’s District Magistrate S A Murugesan told PTI.

People living in those houses are unharmed as they have moved to safer places apprehending damage to the structures, he said. IAF’s C-130 Hercules aircraft, commissioned after choppers engaged in the operations earlier failed to fly relief material to affected areas due to inclement weather, has also not been able to serve its purpose so far. The plane returned from a sortie this morning without dropping relief packages in affected areas due to overcast skies and low visi-

bility conditions, NDMA member in charge of relief operations in the hill state, V.K. Duggal, told PTI. The aircraft is supposed to airdrop relief material in worst-hit Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Pithoragarh and Rudraprayag districts, including Kedarnath. The process of cremating bodies is being carried out in Kedarnath area amid bad weather by a team of over 70 experts and trained personnel even as they are said to be facing food shortage.


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TOP VIEW "It is unfortunate that the Food Security Bill has to come in the form of an ordinance. But, we are hopeful that the Bill will be ratified in the Monsoon session of Parliament.

Milind Deora, Union Minister of State for Communication, IT and Shipping,

BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS Anand Rathi calls a ‘Buy’ on Ramky Infra CMP: Rs. 46 Target Rs. 101

Nifty Drops Below 200 DMA

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Tuesday (July 9, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty fell substantially on Monday (July 08, 2013) a net 56.35 points (0.96%) and closed at the 5811 point level. The market opened down with a gap at the 5833 points level and that level itself was the high of the session. It then declined sharply and turned into a range bound movement until 9.57 a.m. The index then declined further due to weakness in the rupee and registered the day’s low at the 5775 points level at 10.02 a.m. The market then rose and turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty remained below its previous close throughout the session and moved in a range of 58 points. Sentiment was bearish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 34 were losers, while 16 were gainers. Some buying was witnessed in technology, IT and capital goods stocks, while heavy selling was seen in oil & gas, realty and auto stocks. TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Volume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 6.59%. This change is small and indicates a moderate participation by investors.

Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst all the traded stocks, 527 were gainers, 792 were losers and 47 remained unchanged. Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has risen and has entered the over-bought zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator has risen above the slow D line (positive and a buy signal).

RSI Indicator: The RSI is above the 40 level but is now declining (negative if it continues).

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

ADX Indicator & DI Lines: The +DI line is below the –DI line and both lines are diverging (negative if it continues). The ADX is falling while the Market Index is falling, which indicates that the present down trend is decreasing in strength.

the 5581 points level. The next support is at the 5478 points level.

Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 5965 points level. Next resistance is at the 6108 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 = 5807 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5780. Support (2) = 5749. Resistance (1) = 5838. Resistance (2) = 5865.

OUTLOOK FOR TODAY: On Japanese candlestick patterns the index has formed a hammer, (reflected by it small body and long lower tail - A long lower tail indicates that the Bears controlled the ball for part of the session, but lost control by the end and the Bulls made an impressive comeback). The formation of a Hammer after a major decline is a bullish reversal pattern but requires further bullish confirmations. The index has crossed below the 5 and 200 day’s moving averages in a single session. This is negative. However, the index is still above the 15 and 25 days moving averages. Further despite yesterday’s fall, the velocity parameters continue to remain positively trended. Both these indicate a positive bias. As such these are mixed signals. Investors are advised to hold long positions but with a strict stop loss at the 15-day average at the 5754 point’s level.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

MOVING AVERAGES (TREND INDICATORS) The index: Has crossed below its 5-day average (at 5828) Negative. Is above its 15-day average (at 5754) Positive. Is above its 25-day average (at 5789) Positive. Has crossed below its 200-day average (at 5832) Negative.

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

Support Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support is at 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.

Order book robust: Ramky Infrastructure’s order book stands at Rs120bn (4x FY13 revenue), dominated by transportation (40%), buildings (17%), water (17%) and irrigation (14%). Order inflows during FY13 were Rs13.4bn. The company aims at an order inflow of Rs20bn in FY14. Balance sheet stretched: On the higher working capital required and investment in BOTs, debt increased from Rs9.5bn a year ago to ~Rs12bn in FY13, taking net gearing to 1.1x. Working-capital days have increased from 141 to 162. BOT projects update: Of the total ~Rs10bn required, Rs4.3bn has been invested by the company towards its BOT projects. The remaining equity would be funded through internal accruals in the next 2-3 years. The equity requirements are more back-ended. Our take: On the back of a stretched balance sheet and working capital constraints, execution has slowed. With further equity funding required for its BOT projects, the company’s balance sheet is likely to be stressed for 3-4 quarters. At the current price, the stock trades at a P/BV of 0.3x FY14/15 consensus estimates. We have a Buy rating on the stock, with a sum-of-parts target of Rs 101, based on 4x PE of the FY14e construction business (Rs63) and 0.5x P/BV for its for its investment in Road and other projects (Rs38).

First Call Research calls a ‘Buy’ on Time Technoplast CMP: Rs. 39 Target Rs. 42

Incorporated in 1991, Time Technoplast Ltd. is a leader in manufacturing and marketing polymerbased products globally. The company’s net profit registered an 8.12% increase and stood at a record Rs. 199.53million from Rs. 184.55 million over the corresponding quarter last year. Revenue for the quarter rose 11.50% to Rs.2933.49 million from Rs.2631.01 million, when compared with the prior year period. Time Technoplast Ltd has recommended the final Dividend @ Rs. 0.45 per shares on the face value of Rs. 1/- each for the financial year 2012-13. Time Technoplast has received approval from PESO Nagpur for “LiteSafe” Composite Cylinders manufactured at newly established ‘state-of-art’ production facility at Daman. Outlook and Conclusion: At the current market price of Rs.38.00, the stock P/E ratio is at 9.81 x FY14E and 9.24 x FY15E respectively. Earning per share (EPS) of the company for the earnings for FY14E and FY15E is seen at Rs.3.87 and Rs.4.11 respectively. Net Sales and PAT of the company are expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% and 6% over 2012 to 2015E respectively. On the basis of EV/EBITDA, the stock trades at 3.64 x for FY14E and 3.33 x for FY15E. Price to Book Value of the stock is expected to be at 1.02 x and 0.92 x respectively for FY14E and FY15E. We recommend ‘BUY’ in this particular scrip with a target price of Rs. 42.00 for Medium to Long term investment.

GEPL Capital calls a ‘Buy’ on Blue Dart Express CMP: Rs. 2460 Target Rs. 3256

Investment Rationale: Beats the slowdown – Robust growth despite tough macro-economic conditions: Blue Dart Express Limited (BDEL), has reported 20% CAGR growth in volumes handled during CY07 – FY13 and 18% CAGR growth in volumes handled during CY10 - FY13. This demonstrates ability of the company to maneuver the global slowdown very efficiently. Also, revenue growth has been maintained at a robust 17% CAGR over CY07 – FY13 and 22% CAGR over CY10 – FY13. Robust Balance Sheet and Zero Debt status: BDEL is a zero debt company as per its latest financials on 31st March, 2013. It currently has cash of Rs2.37 bn on its books and is free cash flow positive. BDEL has an asset light model. It has earmarked Rs1,000 mn capex every year for the next two years which looks comfortable given the cash rich status of the company. Valuation: BDEL is an acknowledged leader in the air express delivery segment in India, with a market share of 48%. With around 13% market share in ground express cargo segment, it looks to significantly expand in this segment in coming period. We expect BDEL’s revenue and net profit to grow at CAGR of 23% and 26% respectively over FY13-16. We expect increasing share of high margin value-added business and operating leverage are likely to expand BDEL’s EBITDA margins from 14.2% in FY13 to 15.3% by FY16. At the CMP of Rs2,424, BDEL trades at P/E of 15x FY16E EPS of Rs 163. We attach an exit multiple of 20x to arrive at the target price of Rs 3,256. We initiate coverage on BDEL with a BUY rating and target price of Rs 3,256, implying an upside potential of 34%. Please send all business and corporate related mails to

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More Gloom For Rupee Ahead




PM to meet captains of Industry on 29th July to review steps to revive the economy.  Railway Revenue Earnings up by 11.93 % during April - June 2013.  PMA Policy in Private Sector to be reviewed, notifications kept in abeyance.  Mutual Funds garner Rs 37000 crore from investors in May.  Bharti Airtel repays debt worth Rs 6,796 crore.

By Mayura Shanbaug

Motilal Oswal Commodity Broker said that Rupee has become the he Indian rupee hit yet another worst performing currency in Asia lifetime low on Monday, slip- after the recent slide. “ FII’s pulling ping past the psychological re- out close to $5.5 billion from Indian sistance level of 61 against the dollar. debt market, has pushed bond yields The rupee opened weak and plum- to above 7.6%,” he said. In June, FIIs were net sellers in the meted to a record low of 61.21 against the dollar, surpassing its pre- Indian debt market by $5.68 billion, vious record low of 60.76 touched on according to data from the Securities and Exchange Board of India. A furJune 26. It closed at 61.04. As positive unemployment data in ther $753 million was pulled out of the US has fuelled concerns that the the debt market in the first four days Federal Reserve may rollback its of July. The recent bearish tone is set stimulus programme earlier than ex- in by the US non -farm payroll data pected. “This resulted in equity and resulting in the strengthening USD currency markets trading weak,” said against other currencies. “The steep Amar Ambani, Head of Research, slide in the INR is alarming, and we India Infoline, a financial services expect the RBI to take some aggrescompany. “The Indian unit has lost sive measures to arrest the slide,” more than 10% of its value this year said Narne. This despite the fact that Gold imand is the worst performing currency against all major emerging ports were also down significantly to around 35 tonnes in June as comeconomies,” he said. Echoing similar sentiments, pared to 162 tonnes in May 3013. However, Hitendra Dave, MD & Kishore Narne, Associate Director Head - Commodity & Currency, Head, Global Markets, HSBC,


pointed out that the rupee depreciation was part of a larger theme – the dollar’s rising strength globally – and hence, any local measure would not be of much help. According to Sandesh Kirkire, CEO of Kotak Mutual Fund, the eroding value of the Rupee over the past few months had increased the currency risk for the un-hedged FII investments, necessitating liquidation and delay of investments to protect value in dollar terms. “The market sentiments also got dampened by the fact that declining Rupee makes the landed cost of imports more expensive, especially with respect to the crude oil. Since this has the inflationary effect on the general economy, the market is expecting a more circumspect approach by the RBI with regard to the monetary policy action,” he said. Most of the analysts continue to believe that the rupee could decline further and may even test the 62 level against the dollar.

Capital Goods On Shaky Ground By Dominic Rebello


evenue growth for the capital goods industry “is expected at 5% YoY in Q1FY14 vs. 0.4% growth in Q4FY13,” says Religare Research. According to it “The EBITDA margin for the sector is expected to improve 50bps YoY to 10.3% off a low base (for SIEM, LT, ENGR), even as the PAT margin is likely to slip 50bps YoY to 6.8% on higher interest cost and lower other income (as customer advances dip). Order inflows remain lacklustre amid an uncertain macroeconomic environment. KKC, LT and CRG are our top picks from a 12month perspective. BHEL remains our top Sell”, says Religare It believes revenue growth will be muted. “We expect a YoY fall in revenues for TMX, SIEM, KKC, SKF and

ENGR in Q1FY14 as project execution remains muted due to a declining order book and softer off-take for domestic products business. LT’s growth, however, is expected to remain strong led by a robust order book. Further, businesses with exposure to consumer segments (BJE/HAVL) are likely to witness strong revenue growth (11%/13% YoY) in the quarter.” This is because the overall ordering environment remains sluggish. “Order inflows for the sector were muted during the quarter, barring strong order announcements from LT (Rs 173bn). Other key orders announced during the quarter were: (1) BHEL: Rs 4.5bn order for Renovation & Modernisation of a 210MW thermal unit by Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation, (2) SIEM:

Rs 1bn order for a gas-insulated switchgear substation from Bangladesh Steels Re-Rolling Mills, (3) TMX: Rs 17bn orders for supply of CFBC boilers (in July’13), “ its says. PGCIL’s ordering remained slow in Q1FY14, dropping 48% YoY to Rs 30bn – substation/transmission line tower (TLT) orders were down 82%/41% YoY during the quarter to Rs 6.5bn/Rs 7.6bn. Transformer orders for the quarter were marginally up 7% YoY to Rs 3.6bn. Conductor and insulator orders also increased to Rs 6.3bn and Rs 1.9bn respectively. According to Religare, the key developments to watch for include decisive policy moves to resolve fuel and PPA issues in the Power sector and progress in SEB restructuring.

Franchising To Be Hurt By FDI Norms In Multi-Brand Retail By A Business Reporter

and unorganised) through franchise formats, as against nearly 50 per cent ndia may need franchising set-ups in the US, indicating huge potential valued at USD 36 billion by 2017, for the market in future,” the report but the segment could be hurt by said. Last month, the Department of Inthe government’s recent move to allow foreign retailers to open only dustrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) company-owned and operated had clarified on FDI policy in multimulti-brand stores, says a KPMG brand retail trading (MBRT), saying “front-end stores set up by MBRT enreport. The “Recent clarifications issued tity will have to be company-owned by the Indian government on FDI and company-operated only”. The KPMG report, however, said regulations in multi-brand retail allowing foreign retailers to open only the recent overall FDI reforms in sincompany-owned and company-op- gle brand and multi-brand retail is erated outlets could be a big blow to likely to lure more global retailers to growth in retail franchising in India,” participate in India. Existing retail said KMPG’s report on Franchising majors are under pressure to consolidate and increase their franchise Industry in India 2013. Over 43,000 franchisee establish- network reach. “Meanwhile, several multinationments valued at USD 36 billion may be required by 2017 to meet the als such as IKEA, Wal-Mart are lookgrowing demand in the retail sector ing to establish their brands in India. from the current base of 13,000 val- Franchising is expected to continue to be one of the most popular busiued at USD 10.6 billion, it added. “India drives only about 2.5 per ness formats among organised retailcent of total retail sales (organised ers to tap the emerging consumption



boom, specifically in the tier 2, tier 3 and smaller cities,” it said. The report highlighted changing landscape in retail industry due to factors such as favourable demographic profile, rising disposable income levels and the industry appetite to cater to this emerging consumption boom. According to KPMG India estimates, the franchising industry can contribute almost 4 per cent of India GDP in 2017, growing from a current estimated contribution of 1.4 per cent of GDP. “This is also expected to create job opportunities (including both direct and indirect) for an additional 11 million people by 2017,” it said. The organised retail is largely concentrated by retail franchisers in the apparel, consumer durables and food groceries space with around 80 per cent share. Organised retail is expected to be around USD 79 billion in 2017 as against USD 24 billion in 2012, report added.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Chidambaram Leaves For US Today Finance Minister P Chidambaram will leave for a four-day visit today to the United States during which he will meet US Treasury Secretary and industrialists and seek investments into India. During his four day visit between July 9 and12, Chidambaram is expected to meet US business leaders, including Walmart Asia CEO Scott Price, Boeing International President Sheperd W Hill, Microsoft’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President (Legal and Corporate Affairs) Brad Smith, among others.

Coal Stocks At Thermal Power Plants Improve In June: CEA Coal stocks at thermal power stations in the country have shown an increase, mainly due to improved supplies of the fuel and lower demand for electricity. Only five plants had less than four days of coal stocks at their disposal as of June 27, according to Central Electricity Authority (CEA) data. “The overall fuel supplies have increased, a prime reason for improved coal storage at plants. Also, another reason is that the PLF or plant load factor of stations is declining due to less demand from the states,” a Power Ministry official told PTI.

10 Merchant Bankers For NHPC Stake Sale The government will tomorrow finalise merchant bankers for managing the disinvestment of hydel power producer NHPC, which is expected to fetch over Rs 2,200 crore to the exchequer. As many as 10 merchant bankers, including Credit Suisse, ICICI Securities, SBI Cap and HSBC have evinced interest in managing the stake sale. The bankers are scheduled to make their presentation before the disinvestment department tomorrow. The government plans to sell 11.36 % of its stake, or its 120 crore shares of NHPC through Offer For Sale (OFS) in the domestic market.

RelCap PE Sells DTDC Stake For Rs 158 crore The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital’s private equity business has sold its entire stake in DTDC to French express logistics firm GeoPost SA for Rs 158 crore. “Reliance Private Equity has sold their entire 39.51% stake to French company GeoPost for Rs 158 crore,” DTDC Executive Director Abhishek Chakraborty told PTI yesterday. He said Reliance Private Equity had bought the stake in 2006 for Rs 66 crore.





 A cocky test pilot, Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by “the Ring”, the willpower-fed source of power, of the Green Lantern Intergalactic Corps. He, reluctantly at first, takes on the challenges these superheroes face. Putting his selfdoubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a super-powerful being who feeds on fear. He is the universe’s last chance, as many Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Lantern for the job of keeping the world safe from harm. Based on the characters of DC Comics series “Green Lantern”. HBO, 9 p.m.



 In tonight's episode we will see, Navika comes back home and wants to reveal that Beera has dumped her but gets to know about Mohan's arrest. Further she slaps Beera for all the wrongdoings. Also, Beera gets to know it was all a game plan of Dadda and Munna and they had no intention of releasing Mohan and they actually run the kidnapping racket. It comes as a big shock for him. Color s, 9.30 p.m.


 It’s a Tree Hill reunion as the entire gang gathers at Tric to see musical group The Honorary Title perform. Victoria turns up at the club which infuriates Brooke. Meanwhile, Brooke sets up her assistant Millicent with Mouth but Alice ruins the set-up for him by threatening to have him fired if he kisses Millicent. Peyton arranges for Mia to sing at Tric and Lucas proposes to Lindsay which stuns Peyton. Star Wor ld, 10 p.m.


 Tasha keeps an eye on Brittany at Jason’s request; Melanie’s relationship with her parents changes as a result of her marriage. Big CBS Love, 8.30 p.m.


 Join Jeremy Wade in RIVER MONSTERS as he uncovers the world’s largest, strangest and most dangerous fish. An im al Pl anet, 8 p.m.


 In MEAT EATER, Steven lives the hunter-gatherer lifestyle by procuring his own meat from the wild using both modern and ancient techniques. He will deconstruct and master any hunting technique; track and pursue any prey and eat just about anything that walks or crawls. Whether tracking black-tail deer in the remote Alaskan wilderness, or rooting out Javelina in Texas, Rinella will defer to his back-country roots, challenging himself at


Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Colors, 9.30 p.m.

every corner while providing nail-biting adventure along the way. Di scover y, 11 p.m.


 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. Di scover y Sci ence, 8 .


 Tau rushes Rajveer to the hospital. Simran wants to go along with Rajveer but she is held back by women of the house. She is told very strictly that women are not allowed out of the house and she can’t go to the hospital. Will Rajveer recover fast? Will Simran manage to reach the hospital? Life Ok, 10 p.m.


 Rubel and Latika manage to get the paper and they manage to loose the paper given by Sadanand. Pankhudi and Preeti getnhold of the the paper. Star Pl us, 10 p.m .


 Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN. Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon. Star Movies, 9 p.m.


 Birth of a legend. Following King Richard's death in France, archer Robin Longstride, along with Will Scarlett, Alan-a-Dale and Little John, returns to England. They encounter the dying Robert of Locksley, whose party was ambushed by treacherous Godfrey, who hopes to facilitate a French invasion of England. Robin promises the dying knight he will return his sword to his father Walter in Nottingham. Here Walter encourages him to impersonate the dead man to prevent his land being confiscated by the crown, and he finds himself with Marian, a ready-made wife. Hoping to stir baronial opposition to weak King John and allow an easy French take-over, Godfrey worms his way into the king's service as Earl Marshal of England and brutally invades towns under the pretext of collecting Royal taxes. Can Robin navigate the politics of barons, royals, traitors, and the French? Zee Studio, 11.20 p.m.


 Karan Arjun, a story of ultimate patience and absolute belief. Rakhee is the mother of Karan & Arjun, who are killed by the evil Durjan Singh but her belief in goddess Kali, allows Karan & Arjun to be born again. Karan & Arjun are born in the city, away from the village they lived in their previous life. When they grow up they don’t remember anything except the feeling they know each other from somewhere. Will Karan & Arjun recall who they are?, Will they get back to their village to their mother who has been waiting for 20 years? Max, 9 pm.


Afternoon Despatch & Courier

 Brash, outspoken, and aethiest Shanker lives in a small village with his son, Mohan, and his devout wife, Durga, who is expecting another child soon. Shanker and Durga are incompatible, as Shanker believes in living for the moment, and making the most of it, while Durga believe that present actions will come back to haunt later in life, and as a result arguments take place daily. One day Shanker decides to leave and takes Mohan with him, leaving a pregnant Durga alone. Subsequently, Durga gives birth to a baby boy, Ajay, and re-locates to another place, as she can no longer afford to live there. She is looked

X Men: First Class, Star Movies, 9 p.m.

after by a Catholic priest. Shanker and Mohan take to crime in the big city, and soon amass a huge fortune and immense wealth. Years go by, both Mohan and Ajay have grown up. Mohan and Shanker operate a crime syndicate, partnering with Keshavlal, a notorious gangster. Ajay operates a publicatin called Karmayogi, in which he publishes news and information about crime and criminals... Fil my, 9 p.m .


 Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation’s underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. Pi x, 9 p.m.


 Badal (Bobby Deol) is a victim of the 1984 riots, brought up by a terrorist (Ashish Vidyarthi). Badal lives with the sole aim of exterminating a police cop Rana (Ashutosh Rana) now the DGP. Rana was responsible for cruel harassment and murders of innocent people in the villages of Punjab. Including that of Badal's whole family. An honest police officer (Amrish Puri) and his family give shelter to young Badal where he falls in love with Rani Mukherjee. Badal's aim remains to kill the treacherous police officer who had killed his parents and his loving sister. After several twists and turns he meets the treacherous Jai Singh Rana who has now become a DIG. How the hero accomplishes his revenge forms the rest of the story? Star Gold, 9 p.m.



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Afternoon Despatch & Courier


Amarendra Dhaneshwar


HEME based concerts related to the monsoon season have become fashionable over the years. The credit for starting the trend goes to the late Kumar Gandharva who presented a three hour programme entitled Geet Varsha, way back in 1966. Our music has a close connection with nature. The best reflection of this connection is found in ragas like Malhar which is a principal monsoon raga and Bahar which is the main springtime raga. Pancham Nishad took the initiative and organised the first major concert of the monsoon season this year at the Nehru Centre. Budhaditya Mukherjee and Ulhas Kashalkar, two outstanding musicians of the present era were featured in this concert. Budhaditya is the ace sitarist of the country. His presence and his music exudes quiet dignity, authority and serenity. It is a pity that he is not heard enough in Bombay. He played the raga 'Miyan Ki Malhar'. This raga, when played with proper use of glissandos (meend) and gamak (oscillations) really blooms in all

Outstanding musicians Budhatiya Mukherjee and Ulhas Kashalkar regaling the audience. its glory. Budhaditya's 'Miyan Ki Malhar' certainly conformed to this description. The trills on the note komal gandhar, the scintillating super fast taans and particularly the descending ones really rendered the audience speechless with admiration. He also played splendid alaaps in the raga 'Des'. The sense of yearning which 'Des' conveys came across with brilliance through Budhaditya's rendition. Ojas Adhia, the young tabla player who accom-

panied him was in perfect sync with the maestro. Ulhas Kashlakar has been dominating the concert stage for over a decade. Kashalkar is reputed for the quality of his music. It has classical solidity and unsurpassed dignity about it. His voice, over the years, has become broad but it retains the sweetness which comes naturally to him. He sang the raga 'Gaud Malhar', 'Kahe Ho'. The bada khyal composed by Sadarang is known for its exqui-

site and ageless beauty. Kashalkar sang it with the requisite emotion and his elaboration was punctuated with energetic taans. The swoops timed perfectly with Suresh Talwalkar keeping the beat on the tabla. He also sang 'Balma Bahar Aayee' the traditional bandish as well as the tarans which has Persian words. Kashalkar also sang a composition in the raga 'Surdasi Malhar'. Sudhir Nayak provided superb sangat on the harmonium.



By Vijay Shanker



ATIONAL Centre for the Performing Arts presented the programme of Mayurbhanj Chhau and modern contemporary dance sequences at the Experimental theatre by Santosh Nair and the Sadhya troupe of talented dancers. It was interesting and exciting to watch the traditional Mayurbhanj Chhau and modern contemporary dance sequences performed on the same platform. Unlike Seraikela and Purulia Chhau dances, Mayurbhanj is the only Chhau dance

By Sandeep Hattangadi


ave you ever heard blind singers and musicians rendering Hindi golden oldies? A new music show called Ankhiyon Ke Jharokon Se is the latest trendsetting show which has 30 blind singers and musicians. The producer of the show, Nandu Kadam says, “This is one of the most interesting shows in recent times and the popular songs of the ’50s and ’60s will be sung by these ‘different’ singers for whom their handicap is not a deterrent and their performance is as good as any normal singer. The response has been excellent and the audience is only increasing.”

that does not use the mask, hence it makes a big difference, as the expressions of the dancer can be watched, besides the typical body language. The programme commenced with traditional invocatory number in praise of the Lord of Dance -- Nataraj, This was performed with the characeristic flamboyant and distinct movements pertaining to leaps and jumps by Santosh Nair. Nair was initially trained by his father Kalamandalam Padbanabhan Nair and later by Sadanam Balakrishnan in the Kathakali style. In order to explore the Chhau style, Santosh became the disciple of Guru Janmay Joy Sai Babu and modern dance under the guidance of the veteran Narendra Sharma. Besides the modern contemporary dance numbers that had flashes of innovation with the touch of ballet, it was interesting to see the dancers performing ‘Sabar Topke’ that portrays the hunters escapade, as they venture out to catch their prey. The piece-deresistance of the evening was ‘Yodha’ which is martial dance with swords and shields. The dancers performed this number with vitality and enthusiasm creating a great impact on the audience, that included the veteran Hema Malini. Kudos to Santosh Nair and his talented team of dancers.

HE first look of Cotstown Pictures’ and producer Saurabh Pradhan and writer-director Kedar Shinde’s ‘Shrimant Damodarpant’ was unveiled recently at a suburban hotel amidst the cast and crew. The film has Bharat Jadhav in the leading role reprising his role in the popular play Shreemant Damodarpant wherein he essayed the character of Damu who has two faces -- one is an innocent bumpkin, who, in the evenings is possessed by the spirit of a 19th century Maratha soldier, putting everyone into a predicament. The movie marks the debut of Abhinay Sawant, the son of popular comedienne Nirmitee Sawant and TV star Mrunal Dusanis, veteran Sunil Barve and Varad Chavan, Alka Kubal Athalye, Piyush Ranade, Jayraj Nair among others. Music is by Vaishali Samant and Kamlesh Bhadkamkar with songs by Sonu Nigam and Abhijeet Kosambi. Lyrics are by Omkar Mangeshdatt and Vaibhav Joshi. The DoP is Sanjay Memane. Background music is by Amar Mohile and editing by V.N. Mayekar. The film releases on July 26 all over the state.


Hoon’, (Uma Devi) ‘Raat Ka Sama Jhomme Chandra Maa (ZiddiAsha Parekh)’, ‘Saiyaan Dil Mein Ana Re’ (Bahar-Vyjantimala), ‘ParThe event is compered by Kapoor-Mukesh classics like ‘Jaane bat Ke Us Paar’, (SargamSachin Bhatavdekar. Some of the Kahan Gaye Who Din’ (Mera Naam Jayaprada), ‘Paan Khaaye Saiyyan popular songs sung by these vision Joker) and ‘Khoya Khoya Chand’, Hamaro’ (Teesri Kasam-Waheeda challenged singers are popular Raj (Kala Bazaar) ‘Afsana Likh Rahi Rehman), ‘Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje’ (Sandhya), ‘Tere Mehfil Mein’ (Mughal-e-Azam), Lambi Judaai (Hero-Reshma) and ‘Oh Meri Zohra Jabeen’ (Waqt-Achala Sachdev and Balraj Sahani) and it culminates with the ‘Vande Mataram’ rendered by all singers. Some of the leading artistes include Shravan Kumar who can sing in both male and female voices, Sejal Vyas, Sonali Shinde, Poonam Gawli, Bipin Varmule, etc. Blind singers and musicians performing at the ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharonkon Se’ show.


Working Title presents ‘Postcards from Bardoli’, a play set in postliberalisation India, when the battles for food, education, employment and economic security have presumably been won. Protagonist Mihir, born at the cusp of transition, grows up in a world full of promises. To his father the ebullient Mihir is a pioneer—free to be himself, a football fan and… infinitely more fun. Written by Ramu Ramanathan, directed by Jaimini Pathak, enacted by Amol Parashar and Jaimini Pathak. On July 9 and 10 at 7 and 9 pm at Prithvi, Juhu.


'Swaramauli' to feature sitarists Chandrashekhar Phanse and Dr Sujata Bhat who will present a sitar duet and play. Pentatonic ragas like Bhupali, Durga and Malkauns together with Yati Bhagwat on the tabla at Savarkar Kendra, near Suncity, Vile Parle (E) on Sunday, July 14 at 6 pm. Entry free. Tel 98213 51162


'Sargam' to feature Amarendra Dhaneshwar, Gwalior gharana classical singer/writer who will present a guided listening session entitled 'Raagdari and composer Madan Mohan' at Mahila Sangh, Vile Parle (E) on Sunday, July at 4.30 pm Entry free. Tel: 98199 04387


The music of producer Anish Jog’s ‘Time Please-Gosht Lagnanantarchi’ was launched with great fanfare at the Ravindra Natya Mandir mini theatre recently. The film is based on the popular play ‘Nava Gadi Nava Rajya’ starring Umesh Kamath and Priya Bapat in the lead roles along with Siddharth Jadhav, Vandana Gupte, Sai Tamhankar among others. Music is by Hrishikesh Kamerkar and the songs have been sung by Neha Rajpal, Hrishikesh Kamerkar, Bela Shende among others. The film is directed by Sameer Vidhwans and written by Kshitij Patwardhan.


The 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival, the premier film festival of the country organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), will sport a new look. The icon is a contemporary and edgy interpretation of the city’s iconic monument, the Gateway of India and is a carefully crafted homage to Mumbai’s art deco era of talkies. The new identity is fluid with a dazzling array of colours, each one representing a particular category at the festival while at the same time reflecting the diverse cultural mosaic of the financial capital of India. The festival will take place from the October 17–24, 2013.


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ACROSS: 1 One plant or five in a way (4) 3 It should be true, this instrument, though not upright (5-5) 9 One is not bound to enjoy it (7) 10 Show anger in hair raising fashion (7) 11 Marriage or adoption (8) 14 Sticky manifestation of corresponding class difference (9,5) 16 Good for you, the house is clearly haunted! (4'1,3,6) 18 Inflation cycle that goes back to the car (4,4) 21 Bond, say, might be such a happy character! (7) 22 Tune not quite as stuffy (7) 23 Harried, with due respect perhaps (10) 24 Digger turning up among Scotland's extremists (4)

DOWN: 1 Very unusual look initially with the cloth turned back low, (6) 2 Nothing between the As and Cs listed in Debrett (4) 4 In the foyer, hysterical Welshman (4) 5 Two inexpert skaters ? They should be at home by the fire ! (4,2,8) 6 Worker, one still not attracting dust (10) 7 Covers too many circuits (8) 8 Where the daily intake starts (9,5) 10 Elizabeth includes us in commercial enterprise (8) 12 One has a homely following as one gets around (10) 13 Apathetic state of learner with

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

The Clue: Fuel








MATH PYRAMID 585 crooked grey hat (8) 15 Puts out the light before one gets the engine going (6,2) 17 Made a mistake that's

irrecoverable (6) 19 Go down for a new foundation (4) 20 General purpose vehicle by the sound of it (4)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S CRYPTIC CROSSWORD Across: 1 Massachusetts, 8 Not at home, 9 Get on, 11 Clinch, 12 Slippers, 14 Gulf, 15 Inspects, 17 Acanthus, 18 Flow, 20 Engadine, 21 Dry rot, 23 Gated, 25 Inamorata, 26 Daddy-long-legs. Down: 1 Monocle, 2 Sitting target, 3 Articulated, 4 Hoop, 5 Stealing, 6 Tag, 7 Ernests, 10 Trench warfare, 13 Popular song, 16 Quantity, 17 Avenger, 19 Cutlass, 22 Faro, 24 Dad.


ACROSS: 1 Emotional baggage (4) 5 Staple diet in most of South India (4) 6 "Dr. Quinn, Medicine ___" (5) 7 More pleasant (5) 8 Showed the door (5) 9 Change from a five (4) 10 Cardinal, cerise and maroon (4)



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




DOWN: 1 "P" in BPO (7) 2 Intended (5) 3 Lasting impression? (4) 4 Appointment time (3) 6 More than uptight (5) 7 Number of Muses (4) 8 On behalf of (3)

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


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

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Cancer Ashadh Shuklapaksha Punarvasu Karaka [Cancer] H.D. Midnight Blue 2

BIRTHDAY FORECAST: The conclusion and success of a certain task will bring in substantial monetary gains. You will be able to pay back loan, though in installments. You will achieve success in new business interests that others may consider to be risky. The married will have differences with their spouse over their children’s education or interests. Love life is tension packed. BABIES BORN TODAY: Will be obedient, sweet natured, attractive, healthy and longlived. Generally, fortunate, helpful, respectful and will not tolerate dishonesty from others. Will be creative, artistic and an interest in medicine. Happiness, fame and success in life are indicated.






ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Be alert to the fresh offers that come along. There is a good proposal in the form of job or assignment, and if you negotiate terms and conditions deftly you will settle a favorable deal. You could be in trouble for not fulfilling certain obligations required of you at home. Get on with what you have to do and other things will fall into place.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): You benefit more through social contacts and also through good public relations. By monitoring changes and trends personally you have better chances of adjusting to new situations in business and meeting the challenge. Be sure to meet commitments lest you lose credibility. Personal relationships are happy and congenial. You will share moments of intimacy and togetherness with your mate or beloved.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You Liabilities at work are going to take their toll on your efficacy. Irregular working hours and also could upset schedules. Aim to find time for just yourself today and do things that you enjoy. If in love reassurances are very necessary for bonds to be strengthened. Try to make the first move to show how much you care.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You can expect delays and a few hurdles at work, which you need to address rather urgently. Do not take things easy or count on help promised for it may not be forthcoming. This is not the time to take it easy for you could suffer a setback. Your beloved will make efforts to charge up your love life with some excitement and adventure. But you may not be up to it as you may have too much on your mind.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): A Invest money in savings on longterm basis. Avoid the stock market or investments in shares right now. There could some unforeseen expenses coming your way. Do not let it get you down. There is a lot more to look forward to. Your mate or beloved will support you in fulfilling your responsibilities and will also be a source of strength when you are low.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): It would not be in your interest to take up assignments, which were left halfway for some reason, or other which may if delayed may hurt your reputation. Travel though expensive will be successful and you will be able to reap its benefits later. You will meet a lot of interesting people today. There are opportunities to use your networking skills to garner support for something that is close to your heart.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Gains from unexpected quarters are indicated. In any dispute regarding a contract or business arrangement, try to resolve it mutually. For further new projects, try to work independently and not to take in any partner. You are more likely to reach your goals faster unhindered. Your charm and conversational ability will help in impressing and winning new friends. Your mate will be very proud of you.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You will take initiative in introducing fresh ideas in your business and in the style of functioning, which will certainly improve profitability. Creativeness is the need of the hour, and you will soon realize that you were lacking in it for long. Keep yourself open to new ideas. Lack of thrill and romance in personal life could be a frustrating feeling. To find happiness sometimes you have to give love and attention to get love.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 December 20): Everything is moving in the direction that you want. Watch your tendency to be bad tempered in your enthusiasm to do too many things. Your confidence could be misread for arrogance, so be careful. Financial gains accrue from new ventures, trading or commission. You may feel that you cannot put off indefinitely, decisions regarding the emotional aspects of life. The guidance of senior could be useful.

CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): Favorable trends continue in matters concerning work and finance. Gains and acclaim are seen in creative work. Employed get more responsibility with due compensation. Success in written tests and interviews is assured for students and employment-seekers. You have a good day as far as personal life and extracurricular activities are concerned. The day will end on a romantic note.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): The time has come for you to make some important decisions and take a tough stance. A fresh business proposal is worth considering. Someone you can trust should handle financial aspects as you are too blunt or generous which can harm your interests either way. If you have been having problems in a personal relationship, you may seriously consider a period of separation. Seek proper help or advice.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): You will be in the limelight. New developments around you make you centre of attraction at work and in your profession. Work wise you will be very much in demand also because of a positive attitude. Moreover this will add give to your professional life. You could be vulnerable to intense feelings that you are unable to express. Do not get into a situation where you could regret an impulsive action.




ACROSS: 3 A round ball (5) 8 Was compelled (5) 10 Break up (5) 11 In apple __ order : in absolutely neat and trim condition ? (3) 12 A grown-up person (5) 13 Molasses (7) 15 Daniel ___, wrote Moll Flanders (5) 18 ___ de mer : seasickness ? (3) 19 Banned or prohibited (6) 21 Failed to speak or communicate etc when expected to ? (4,3) 22 Sixty minutes (4) 23 Ms Qureshi of Bollywood (4) 24 Biased (7) 26 Made fun of, derided or jeered (6) 29 "Ire" anagram for a comparative suffix ? (3) 31 Its capital is Patna (5) 32 "Surprised by Joy" author (7) 34 A sweet, juicy fruit (5) 35 A heap of rubbish (3) 36 Advance or make progress ? (3,2) 37 Wined and ____: ate in style ? (5) 38 Tidily kept (5) DOWN: 1 Island off Naples (5) 2 Steamship (7) 4 A vein of metal ore (4) 5 Old woman (6) 6 _____ upon: begin ? (5) 7 Popular action figure (5) 9 Decease (3) 12 Including everybody (3,4) 14 Covering for head (3) 16 Deception to cheat you (5) 17 Candice's father (5) 19 Polish by friction (7) 20 Pollex (5) 21 Desert region of Gujarat (5)


SUDOKU 1895 Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.


Difficulty Level 


Today’s clue: V equals W

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

23 24 25 27 28

A dissenter or nonconformist (7) Peaceful, tranquil (6) __ Aviv (3) Anointed (5) Stuffing for cushions and life

preservers (5) 30 A poisonous snake (5) 32 Old time Soviet inits. (4) 33 ___ over : persuade; gain support of (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD Across: 4 Biceps, 7 Automate, 8 Grainy, 10 In air, 13 Cued, 14 Lows, 15 Bong, 16 Aah, 17 Skim, 19 Iamb, 21 Aurobindo, 23 Theo, 24 Arad, 26 CIA, 27 Note, 29 Unto, 32 Reds, 33 Speck, 34 Reword, 35 Long jump, 36 Sydney. Down: 1 Tamil, 2 Straw, 3 Omar, 4 Begun, 5 Clad, 6 Punjab, 9 Regina, 11 Noc, 12 Issue, 13 Combats, 15 Bio, 16 AMO, 18 Kroner, 20 Add up, 21 Aha, 22 Ire, 23 Timely, 25 ATC, 28 Oddly, 30 Negus, 31 Okapi, 32 Roan, 33 Sigh.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1714 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: It's never too late in fiction or in life to revise.

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 27 average; 30 good; 33 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: come, comet, condemn, CONDIMENT, demon, demonic, denim, diem, dime, dome, emit, income, item, medic, mend, mention, mice, mien, mince, minced, mind, mine, mined, mint, minted, mite, mode, mote, omen, omit, time, timed, tome



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UMBAI: Two-time defending National Basketball Association (NBA) champion and eighttime All-Star Chris Bosh, of the Miami

Heat, will travel to Mumbai, India from July 16-19 to conduct a variety of events to continue the growth of the game and connect with NBA fans locally. Bosh will be the 22nd NBA or WNBA player or legend to travel to India since 2006. “I am excited for the chance to visit India and help build interest in the game I love,” said Bosh. “The NBA is a global game and I hear that basketball is becoming pretty popular over there so I am looking forward to teaching kids that may end up in our league one day.” “Chris is a dynamic player and personality, and will be a huge hit with our fans,” said Heidi Ueberroth, NBA President International. “The popularity of basketball is growing in India and we're thrilled that Chris will take part in youth development and

community activities as part of his visit to Mumbai.”

FRANCISCO GARCIA APPOINTED WOMEN BASKETBALL HEAD COACH NEW DELHI: The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) has appointment Spain's Francisco Garcia as head coach of the Indian senior women's basketball team. Garcia was involved in various women's professional programs in Spain, Denmark, and Finland for almost 20 years prior joining the BFI. Since returning to Spain in 2005, Garcia coached various Spanish Federation Youth National Development Camps, in addition to acting as a private development coach for a number of Spain's senior national women's players, including three-time WNBA champion Amaya Valdermoro.

Shiva Thapa strikes gold at Asian C’ships N

EW DELHI: Teen sensation Shiva Thapa (56kg) reaffirmed his status as the rising star of Indian boxing as he became the youngest pugilist from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan. India, suspended internationally for nearly a year now due to administrative wrangling in the federation, rounded off the campaign with a gold, two silver and a bronze while fighting under the International Boxing Association's flag. The silver medals came through L Devendro Singh (49kg) and Mandeep Jangra (69kg), while the bronze was bagged by Manoj Kumar (64kg). The 19-year-old from Assam, defeated home favourite Obada Alkabeh on a split decision of 2-1 after fighting out a tactically superior bout. The nimble-footed

boxer, who made his Olympic debut in London last year, thus followed Suranjoy Singh (2009) and Rajkumar Sangwan (1994) into the history books as a rare Indian gold-medallist at the premier continental event. "Shiva fought an excellent bout. He applied his brain and dominated all three rounds. The decision may have been split but he was clearly the better boxer among the two," national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu told PTI from Amman. But it was disappointment for another rising star L Devendro Singh (49kg), who went down fighting to Kazakhstan's Temertas Zhussupov, the Strandja Memorial Tournament winner from Kazakhstan. Devendro, also a London Olympian, lost on a split decision of 1-2. "It was a very close bout. and even though he lost, I am Devendro fought his heart out very satisfied with his perform-

ance. To me he is shaping up to be an excellent boxer," said Sandhu. "It is a brilliant performance considering the circumstances in Indian boxing . None of my boys disappointed me. Even the ones who lost, gave fine performances, I am very happy," he added. Both these boxers are being managed by Anglian Medal-Hunt Company and Olympic Gold Quest. Mandeep also ended up on the losing side after putting up a gallant fight to settle for silver. He lost to 2010 Asian Games gold-medallist Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan. "Mandeep is very young and inexperienced but he fought very well, showed a lot of heart and produced a brilliant performance. Everybody expected his to be a one-sided bout but Mandeep matched him blow for blow," said Sandhu.

United SC’s future uncertain Nanjappa’s career not threatened


EW DELHI: After AIFF's development side Arrows, another major I-League outfit, United Sports Club's future has been thrown into uncertainty due to absence of sponsors. The Kolkata-based club's problems started after it lost its financially-hit sponsors Prayag as a fallout of the chit-fund scam in Bengal. "We are going through problems as far as sponsors are concerned. Prayag is no more our sponsors and we have struggling ever since," team director Nabab Bhattacharya told PTI from Kolkata. Even as the fear of the club closing down looms, Bhattacharya said they will try their level best to rope in a sponsor before the seventh edition of the I-League kicks off later this year. "There is no question of closing down. We are confident of getting a sponsor before the

league," Bhattacharya said when asked if the club would shut shop if it failed to rope in a sponsor. The club, which is home to some of the top I-League players including long-standing Nigerian striker Ranty Martins, has been on the lookout for sponsors for over two months. Former Dempo SC star Ranty has scored over 150 goals in the league. Sources close to United SC said that the club has not been able to convince the sponsors. Bhattacharya added that a few political leaders have also pledged their support to the club. On Ranty, who had in the past expressed his desire to stay on at the club, Bhattacharya said it "was difficult to say anything until and unless things are resolved."

by paralytic attack: NRAI N

EW DELHI: Indian shooter Prakash Nanjappa's tryst with the sport will not end with a lone World Cup bronze medal as the 37-year-old is "recovering well" a few days after suffering a paralytic attack in the ongoing ISSF World Cup in Granada, Spain. Nanjappa's condition is said to be improving over the last few days, according to National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh. "All his various faculties are working and he is doing well, recovering well under the care of his parents. The only thing is that he is having a bit of problems closing one of the eyes, and that should be okay with physiotherapy," Raninder said.

Asked about the shooter's future in the sport, the NRAI chief sounded optimistic. "We are very hopeful of having him of the ranges soon," he said. Nanjappa had won the bronze medal in the men's 10 metre Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in March. Apparently, Nanjappa was not well while flying to Spain and his condition deteriorated on arrival. As he suffered the attack, Raninder got in touch with the Indian Embassy in Spain for assistance. Nanjappa flew back to the capital on Saturday along with fellow shooters Shreyasi Singh and Seema Tomar, before being accompanied by his father P N Panappa to his home town Bangalore.


IN BRIEF Companeroes romp to victory

MUMBAI: Companeroes Sports Club scored a comfortable 3-1 win over Athletico Bandra SC in a Premier Division match of the 10th Bandra West Football League conducted by the Bandra West Football Association (BWFA) and played at the Dr. Norman Lewis Supari Talao Municipal Grounds, Bandra West. Aidan Gresseux scored for Companeroes early in the game. After receiving a pass from the right he worked his way past a host of defenders and then bulged the net with a crisp drive. Just before lemon break, Athletico got the equaliser when an unmarked Ben Fernandes placed the ball past an onrushing goalkeeper Wren D’Abreo to level the scores at 1-1. The second half was dominated by Companeroes who struck two goals through Jayesh Kamble and Agnel Pereira to finish the match for Copanaeroes with a 3-1 win.

Kohli rallies to win a thriller

MUMBAI: Pawan Kohli of Khar Gymkhana rallied from 0-2 to snatch the decider in his opening Group F round robin tie, in the NSCIBSAM All India Under-25 Snooker Challenge 1, at the National Sports Club of India, Worli on Monday. Kohli ignored the early deficit against Abdul Jaber of Hyderabad to romp to a thrilling 45-55, 54-63, 66-13, 61-43, 5718 win. Banjara Hills lad Jaber got off to a dream start and had Kohli under early pressure. But he frittered away the advantage as the Mumbai lad’s fortunes changed with the crucial third frame. “I should have won the first two frames but I did not capitalize on the chances that came my way,” explained a relieved Kohli. Jaber’s compatriot Kishor Maguluri also of Banjara Hills made amends when he beat Sagar Jain of Mumbai 3-0 in Group C. It was a rewarding opening day for Pune cueists as PYC Hindu Gymkhana’s Rajwardhan Joshi and Nimish Kulkarni both eked out hard-fought 3-2 wins.

JSW Sports sign young trio

MUMBAI: Sticking to its philosophy of developing young talent, JSW's Bangalorebased I-League club has signed ’keeper Bruno Colaco (21) and defenders Gurtej Singh (23) and highly-rated local talent Shankar S (19) for the coming season. While Bruno had a short but impressive stint with Sporting Clube de Goa in the I-League last year, Gurtej was a free agent after a season each with Pailan Arrows and Churchill Brothers. Nineteen-year-old local lad, Shankar S was with Pailan before a loan spell at DSK Shivajians in Pune.

Challenger Trophy to kick off 2013-14 domestic season

MUMBAI: The three-team N K P Salve Challenger Trophy 50-over tournament will kick off the upcoming domestic season on September 26 with domestic one-day champions Delhi taking on India A. The final of the tournament, in which India B is the third competing team, is scheduled for September 29 at a venue which is yet to be decided by the Cricket Board, as per the truncated schedule it has uploaded today on its website. The season's Duleep Trophy is to be held in South Zone centres from October 3-21.

Krrish Group bags Delhi Smashers

NEW DELHI: The $1-million Indian Badminton League (IBL) announced its Delhi Franchise which was successfully bid for and bought by Gurgaon-based, business conglomerate, Krrish Group. Krrish Group who are in the field of distilleries, breweries, construction and real estate, makes its debut in the sports arena.



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IN BRIEF Rasool arrives at NCA, works on his fitness with trainers

B A N G A LO R E: P a r v e ez R aso o l, who became the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to be included in the Indian team, spent his first day at the National Cricket Academy preparing for the upcoming tour to Zimbabwe beginning July 24. Hailing from Beijbehara, a small town in Kashmir, the off-spinner arrived at the NCA here today around 10am as advised by legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi. He spent his time indoors at the NCA, working on his fitness with the trainers. The 24-year-old, who has been in contention for national selection for a while now after a string of impressive performances, got the nod in the squad after the national selectors preferred to go in with a young team. The series will be held from July 24 to August 3 at Harare and Bulawayo.

Shot-putter Inderjeet grabs silver at World University Games

NEW DELH I: Shot-putter Inderjeet Singh became the first Indian to win a medal in the World University Games (Universiade) as he claimed a silver with a personal best of 19.70m in Kazan, Russia. Inderjeet achieved his best in his fifth and penultimate throw after a modest opening effort of 18.29m. Russia's Alexander Lesnoi (20.30m) won the gold while compatriot Valeriy Kokoev (19.65m) took the bronze in the flagship event among the universities in the world.25-year-old Inderjeet had taken part in the justconcluded Asian Athletics Championships in Pune where he finished fourth with a best throw of 19.31m on July 3.

India climb to 2nd spot in ICC Test rankings, SA hold on to top spot

DUBAI: India moved a rung to second spot, ahead of England, in the latest ICC Test rankings issued today, while South Africa have strengthened its position as the numero uno side after the annual update of the championship table. Despite England having won its last two Test series against India, it now finds itself below M S Dhoni's side on account of less consistent performances in other recent series, in particular against Pakistan (0-3), South Africa (0-2) and tie in the away series against eighth ranked New Zealand (0-0). However, Alastair Cook's team can reclaim the number two spot by winning the upcoming Ashes series, starting on July 10 in Trent Bridge, Nottingham. England need to win by a margin of 3-0 or better to regain the second position.

India U-19 side sail into final of Tri-nation series

DARW IN: India sailed into the final of the Under-19 Tri-nation Series after a clinical all-round display saw them post a comfortable seven-wicket win over their counterparts from Australia here. Opting to bowl, India restricted Australia to 191 for six in the allotted 50 overs, before chasing down the target in 45.4 overs. Aamir Gani (3/25) was the most impressive bowler from the Indian side while skipper Vijay Zol (64) and Akhil Herwadkar (60) were the main contributors with the bat at the Marrara Oval. The loss dealt a blow to hosts Australia's hopes of entering the finals.


ONDON: They've both played 92 Tests, they are both world-class batsmen and they both scored a hundred on Test debut, in each case away to India. But it's the differences between England captain Alastair Cook and Australia skipper Michael Clarke that promise to make their personal Ashes battle particularly fascinating when the latest clash between Test cricket's oldest rival nations starts in Nottingham on Wednesday. For while both men like to lead by example with the bat, Cook is seen as a popular leader, capable of handling 'awkward' characters such as Kevin Pietersen, but a cautious tactician whereas Clarke is regarded as imaginative in the field but has faced questions over his man-management. Aged just 28, Cook has already scored more test hundreds -- 25 -than any other England batsman. He took over as full-time captain when Andrew Strauss, Cook's old opening partner, retired after last year's home series loss to South Africa. Left-hander Cook then struck three hundreds as England achieved a rare series win in India. But during a subsequent drawn series in New Zealand, Cook's field placings seemed overly defensive when compared to those of home skipper Brendon McCullum. In the return series against New Zealand earlier this season, England won both matches for a 2-0 series victory. However, in the second Test in Leeds, with rain forecast, Cook delayed his declaration until New Zealand had been set an improbable 468 to win and then denied offFirst Test (July 10 - 14) spinner Graeme Swann some close catchers. In the end, England 'I would have pulled out with dodged the showers and won by 247 runs. "It is very easy when you 350 on the board'," Cook said afare sitting behind the rope to say, terwards. "You are judged as a cap-


Michael Clarke leading his team during one of the practice games prior to the Ashes series. tain on results...I think the result vindicates the decisions." England's approach in the field under coach Andy Flower has been one of keeping control and building pressure. But former England captain David Gower, writing in the Sunday Times, said: "Those of my generation tend to feel that more can and should be done to add further pressure with more men around the bat -- at the right times -- and that too often opportunities to do so are allowed to pass. "The fact (India's MS) Dhoni, McCullum and Clarke are prepared to make those moves tells me....That even in this era captains can and will be imaginative and bold -- if they allow themselves to be," added Gower, an

Ashes-winning skipper back in 1985. Since January 1 last year, Clarke has been in superb form, with a triple hundred against India and three more double centuries, including two against South Africa, the world's leading Test side. Yet his batting and attacking captaincy could not prevent a series loss to South Africa or a 4-0 hammering away to India, where his backing for coach Mickey Arthur proved divisive. Arthur was eventually sacked just 16 days before the Ashes, following the 'homework' row that saw four players, including then vice-captain Shane Watson, dropped for not completing a written assignment.

Windies players add colour to Dhoni’s birthday party P

ORT OF SPAIN: Laid low by injury he might be, but Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's birthday celebrations turned out to be quite lively with the West Indian cricketers also joining the party here. Dhoni, who turned 32 yesterday, has stayed with the Indian team here despite being out of the ongoing ODI tri-series due to a hamstring injury. After yesterday's celebrations, India's most successful skipper took to twitter to give a glimpse of the party this morning. "Thanks everyone specially Bravo for the lovely evening and the soft cake all over my face and hair," Dhoni posted along with a picture of his face smeared with cake. "All west Indian players and friends present were like no no u don't celebrate like tht, I said its just the beginning," the Jhark-

apy," he wrote. Dhoni began his career in 2004/05 against Bangladesh, a rather forgettable debut considering that he was run out for a duck. But his career graph has only headed northwards after that and he is easily one of the most revered sportspersons in the country right now.

I EXPECT TO GET MATCH-FIT WITHIN A WEEK: IRFAN PATHAN Mahendra Singh Dhoni with cake all Injured seamer Irfan Pathan, who over his face during his birthday was left out of the Indian squad for celebrations. the tour of West Indies due to hamstring injury, is expecting to get match-fit in another week's hand-lad wrote. The photograph of the cake, time. "My injury wasn't a major one. which had MSD 7 inscribed on it, was posted by Dhoni along with I have already started running and will start bowling at the nets another tweet. "Thts the cake.Luks grt and in another couple of days time. I tastes even better.Face feels really should be fit within another soft now,v shd call it cake ther- week's time," Irfan said.

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is greeted by his fans on his 41st birthday at his residence in Kolkata on Monday.


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it didn't actually happen. I was just messaging my friends and laying in bed. It was tough to get to sleep last night. I'm sure I will see some of the newspapers around. I've some of the back pages and front pages of the newspapers this morning. I know I won Wimbledon yesterday but what it actually means - I think that will take longer than 24 hours to sink in and understand it." Despite the win, his second Grand Slam triumph after the US Open of last year, where again Djokovic was his victim in the final, but that time in five sets, Murray will remain as world number two behind the Serb. Replacing him one day as the top ranked player was something he aspired to, but Murray said he would not become obsessed by it. "It's tough," Murray said when asked if becoming world number one was his ultimate aim. "You have to be so consistent throughout the whole year. Right now I hold two slams, the Olympic gold and the final of another slam and I'm still nowhere near number one in the world. The goal for me is to try and win the grand slams, win those tournaments and not worry too much Men's singles champion Britain's Andy Murray and Women's singles champion France's Marion Bartoli pose with their trophies during about the ranking." Nadal had played 35 Grand Slams the Wimbledon tennis Champions Ball in London. coming into Wimbledon this year ONDON: Andy Murray said Sunday left the 26-year Scot drained three or four days. I will see all my without ever having lost in the first Monday he is determined to but still lucid over what faces him family and go out for dinner and see round. But the tournament, part of push on from his stunning next in his tennis career. "I need to friends and then head off for a week just a four-week grasscourt season, has always asked the most searchWimbledon win and add further try and improve and use this hope- or so." Murray said that the whirlwind of ing questions. Grand Slam titles to his achieve- fully as a springboard to try and get He did not play in 2004 or in 2009 media interviews and official duties better," he told BBC Five Live. ments. "I may never win another slam, I as a Wimbledon winner had left him when more knee trouble, which had Speaking after a near sleepless night, Murray returned early morn- don't know, but I'm going to try as in a kind of a daze and that getting contributed to his only career loss ing to his press duties hailed as a hard as I can and keep working hard to sleep at the end of it all late in the in Paris, forced him to tearfully give up on the defence of a title had won national hero, having become the and not worry about all of the other night had been all but impossible. "No-one could really believe it for the first time in 2008. first British player to lift the gold stuff that comes along with winning Furthermore, his defeat to Lukas Wimbledon, and after a few days I and I was the same," he said of his trophy in 77 years. His emotion-charged 6-4, 7-5, 6- will enjoy this and get back to work. own feelings and that of his family Rosol in the second round in 2012 4 win over top seed Novak Djokovic I'm going to try and take a bit of a and entourage. "You don't want to meant he missed the Olympics, the on a baking-hot centre court on holiday and go away after the next go to sleep in case you wake up and US and Australian Opens.


India face familiar foes Sri Lanka in do-or-die clash


ORT OF SPAIN: India will have to play to their full potential when they meet Sri Lanka in their last league match here today to keep alive their hopes of making it to the final of the tri-nation ODI series. The Indians, who rediscovered their spark courtesy the crushing victory over the West Indies, will seek to keep the momentum going in the crucial game against the Lankans, who will be equally determined to secure a berth in the final. It is a must-win situation for the Indians but they may have a slight edge over Sri Lanka as the islanders would not get any rest due to the rain-forced postponement of their game against the West Indies to be completed. On the flip side, the Indians will have to wait until at least today morning to know the mathematical calculations with regards to the finals berth given that all three teams are in with a chance. The West Indies-Sri Lanka match, which was into its 20th over, had to be

postponed to the reserve day today after rain halted play. The Indians have no option but to wait for the result of this game to know exactly what they need to do to enter the final. After losing two of the three matches they have played so far, Virat Kohli's men would need to be clear about the maths during the final league clash against the familiar foes. The last time India and Sri Lanka came face to face, the islanders sailed past their neighbours with enormous ease. But the fatigue factor, which incidentally is also setting in on the clashes between the two South Asian rivals due to the sheer frequency, could prove to be Sri Lanka's undoing today. The Indians would come into match quite fresh and on a high after beating the West Indies in their previous game, a win that kept them in the hunt for a final berth. Kohli provided the spark, after twin debacles in the first leg, with an inspiring hundred that was also his first as captain.

Bopanna touches career-best fifth rank post Wimbledon in doubles charts


EW DELHI: Courtesy his stupendous run at the Wimbledon, Rohan Bopanna became the highest-ranked Indian in the world as he achieved career-best rank of five in the ATP doubles charts. Bopanna with French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin reached the semifinals at the grass court Grand Slam, losing to eventual winners Mike and Bob Bryan. "It is an extremely proud moment for my team and myself, as this ranking is a true testament of the many years of hard work, focus and determination. Being for the first time, the highest ranked Indian makes this all that more special and is an added motivation to perform

better with every passing game," Bopanna said. The Indian though said it difficult to say if he would like to continue with Roger-Vasselin. "It is too early to speculate, though Eduardo and I are in conversation on continuing this partnership given the great run we have had in the two weeks at Wimbledon," he said. Following Bopanna at number six is his regular partner for 2013 season Mahesh Bhupathi, who also lost in the quarter-finals in London with Austrian partner Julian Knowle. Leander Paes (9) was also back in the top-10 courtesy his semifinal appearance with Czech partner Radek Stepanek. Left-hander Divij Sharan, who made his debut at the Grand Slams at Wimbledon via qualifying, also achieved his career-best rank of 89 after gaining three places. Divij is fourth Indian, who features in top100. His partner Purav Raja (115) also got to his best rank. In the singles, Somdev Devvarman continued to be country's number singles player at 131, followed by Saketh Myneni (131). In the women's ranking, Sania Mirza slid to world number 19 in doubles, after a loss of four positions.


Murray, Djokovic are new age warriors now

LONDON: Thanks for the memories Roger and Rafa, but it's the Novak and Andy show now. Andy Murray's Wimbledon triumph on Sunday, when he beat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the final, was Britain's first by a male player since Fred Perry in 1936. But it also re-emphasised the new dominance at the Grand Slam level of the world's two top players, both aged 26 and born just seven days apart. Djokovic and Murray have now contested three of the last four Grand Slam finals. Meanwhile, Roger Federer, the deposed champion of Wimbledon who was knocked out in the second round this time around, will find himself at number five in the world on Monday, his lowest ranking for over a decade. Until he won his seventh Wimbledon 12 months ago, the 31-year-old had not won a major since the 2010 Australian Open, a 10-tournament gap at the majors. Rafael Nadal, like Federer a former world number one, was shocked in the first round at Wimbledon for his earliest ever exit at a major in 10 years as a professional. The 27-year-old Spaniard, who was off tour for seven months before his barnstorming return saw him capture a record eighth French Open, has not won a major away from Paris since the 2010 US Open. In all 33 of the last 34 Grand Slams have been won by Djokovic, Murray, Federer and Nadal, but seven of the last 11 have been taken by the world number one Serb and the world number two British player. This year alone, Djokovic has won his fourth Australian Open, lost a tight five-setter to Nadal in the French Open semi-finals before his runner-up spot to Murray at Wimbledon.

Andy Murray embraces Novak Djokovic after winning the men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships.


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