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3,53,714 FAIL IN MATHS

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tions, and finally are unable to attempt or give correct responses. Schools should have remedial maths sessions for the students and students

Students of the Balmohan Vidyamandir in Dadar were in a joyous mood as they celebrated their success on Friday.

By Yatin Ingle

T

he State Secondary Certificate (SSC) Board examination results see Mumbai standing third out of nine divisions in the state with 88.92 percent, after Kolhapur and Konkan. Though the overall performance of the state board has improved from last year’s 75 per cent to

83.48 per cent, a large number of students were not successful in Mathematics. This year 15,69,985 candidates across the state had appeared for Mathematics out of which only 12,16,271 students passed, while 3,53,714 were unsuccessful. The overall passing percentage in Mathematics is 77.47 which is the lowest amongst all the

subjects. English has the highest passing score of 95.98 per cent, followed by Marathi with 91.34 percent, and Hindi with 89.80 per cent. The ADC spoke to Professor Mandar Bhanuse, Mathematician, Mumbai University, who said, “Most of the time, students get confused and do not understand the sums and other ques-

GREAT RESHUFFLE Pawar gets all state ministers to hand over resignations ahead of 2014 polls

By Suyash Padate

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ationalist Congress Party (NCP) boss Sharad Pawar has started his clean-up drive ahead of the Lok Sabha elections by directing all 20 NCP ministers in the state to tender their resignations. All of them submitted their resignations to Pawar at a special meeting convened by him at Devgari bungalow late yesterday evening. Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker Dilip Walse Patil has also submit-

ted his resignation. The NCP will now carry out a reshuffle of its ministers without waiting for alliance partner, Congress. Other prominent NCP ministers who resigned include Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Public Works Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, Home Minister R R Patil and Rural Development Minister Jayant Patil. Sources have claimed that today’s resignations were along the lines of Congress party’s Kamaraj Plan when all

the Congress Ministers would resign, paving the way for the party to make necessary changes. Moreover, by taking resignations of all ministers, Pawar has reiterated that he is in full command. He has also indicated that neither his nephew and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit, nor his daughter and party MP Supriya Sule, will have the last word in party affairs. Furthermore, the new president for the state unit of the NCP will be elected on June 15 at a party meeting.

should also keep on practic- for the SSC exams from more ing maths and be clear about than 1,00,000 examination their solving techniques.” centers in the state. Of the 9 Around 15 lakh students Continued on pg 8 « across Maharashtra appeared


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Fire in Andheri kills four

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CB questions Delhi builder who introduced Vindoo to bookies By Neel Shah

By Vishnudas Sheshrao

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umbai’s crime branch on Friday questioned Delhi based builder Anand Saxena in connection with the illegal betting syndicate in IPL-6 season. The questioning was especially to corroborate the claims of actor-turnedbookie Vindoo Dara Singh, who had told police that Saxena was his mentor in the betting business. Talking to the ADC, Saxena rubbished Vindoo’s claims saying, “Vindoo is not a kid whom betting should be taught and as far as my links with the arrested actor is that I know him from past two decades.” According to the investigators, in 1993 Vindoo was introduced to Saxena in a party at Delhi by a common friend. Subsequently, the two developed a good friendship and before coming into construction business, Saxena had introduced Vindoo with Pawan and Sanjay Jaipur Brothers, added the investigators.

our people died, while 11 suffered from suffocation and other injuries after a fire broke out in the eight-storeyed glass façade I.B.L House near Kohinoor Hostel in Andheri on Thursday night. The deceased were identified as Atanu Laha (35), Rakesh Shirkar (24), Rohan Tatakare (25) and Sandeep Naik (25). The injured have

Vindoo Dara Singh

been kept under observation and few of them were released from the hospital. Fire officials were successful in saving 15 lives trapped in the building. On Thursday night, fire control received a call about the fire. Fire tenders were immediately rushed to the spot. Fire personnel soon realised that fire was worse than they had calculated and declared it a No.2 Call (major fire). Extra tenders were soon

Currently, Saxena is neither detained nor arrested by the city police but police is still trying to ascertain his role into the IPL betting racket. This is due to his several conversations on phone with Vindoo during the IPL season. Police strongly believes that Saxena was somehow involved in converting the bookies’ black money into white taking the advantage of his construction business. Meanwhile, the Delhi based builder would be questioned by the crime branch sleuths on Saturday.

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rushed to the spot. For an hour, fire brigade officials struggled to get closer to the building and study the extent of the fire. A fire brigade official, who was on the spot, said, “It was very difficult to gauge the source of the fire as the black glass façade blocked the exterior view. All we could see was smoke.”

The I.B.L. House fire worsened due to the structure’s black glass facade. The fire brigade finally managed to encircle the building and, after two hours of constant effort, were successful in dousing off the fire. Fire officials said, “We have observed a gross breach of fire

safety on account of the building society. They have not submitted fire safety reports in the last six months and fire extinguishers were non-functional. We have sent a prosecution notice to them.”

Criminal injured in firing by shopkeeper By A Staff Reporter

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As rains lashed most parts of the city, some people saw an opportunity to enjoy the showers with kids along the Eastern Express Highway near Chembur, on Friday afternoon.

OPINIONS

Tahir Baig Journalist

I don’t think so. This time our team won’t win the Champion trophy because they are playing under pressures caused by the fixing controversy.

notorious criminal was today injured when a grocer, from whom he tried to extort money, opened fire in self defence, police said. The incident took place in Gandhi Nagar locality of Kalwa township this evening. Ganesh Shinde, a history-

sheeter, went to the grocery shop of one Ashok Yadav and demanded money from him. When the grocer expressed reluctance to pay up, Shinde assaulted him with a cricket bat and iron rod, local Assistant Police Inspector B G Khatal said. Yadav, fearing for his

life, pulled out his licenced revolver and fired one shot at Shinde, injuring him, he said. Shinde, admitted to Jupiter Hospital, has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC and also Arms Act, police said. The grocer is also likely to be booked, they added.

Does the Indian team have a chance of winning the ongoing Champions Trophy?

Vandana Chhbbar Housewife

Definitely! India will win the trophy because those who were spoiling the team are out.

Hardik Student

No one can defeat us, we have strong batting power and as well as a good bowling cadre.

Prashant Narvekar Service

I am confident that Dhoni will never come back without the trophy.

Mustafa Morbiwala H.R. Manager

Everything is perfect with team India, so there is nothing to worry about loosing the Championship Trophy.

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She reads, she reads!

Yesterday Pooja Amrtikar, daughter of our smart gadgets technology writer Chandragupt Amritkar, was informed that she had topped the HSC examinations in English. The results had come out a few days earlier and she knew she had scored 94 per cent, but she had no idea that she had topped, so it was a thrill to be told she had performed the best in the state. We could not help thinking about what it was like when we were girls, borhered about things like High School exams, and how 60 per cent was considered exceptional. And how Pooja did not consider herself a topper even at 94 per cent till she was informed! She must,however, be exceptional, for Pooja is from a Science background and not Arts. A student in Mumbai, though her hometown is Nashik, yesterday she talked about how much she loved reading and how her parents and her grandparents had always encouraged her. They have a library of 350 novels at home and she charges this with developing her interest in reading from Standard 2! “In my house my father, uncle and both my aunts are avid readers and each has a mini

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St. Francis with pigeon!

library at their homes. So reading is genetic, I believe,” said Pooja. She feels that grammar is very important and it’s a good idea to have a firm grasp on it when one is in primary school What about SMS, Twitter and Facebook trends, where

language and grammar usually goes for a toss? Thankfully, Pooja says, “Agreed, but that doesn’t mean one should forget proper usage of language when one writes exams. I am sure there will be a natural temptation to use short terms, but when sitting for the exam I was clear in my thoughts.” And what does this clear-minded student of Marol Education Academy in Andheri want to do now? “Higher studies in IT, later an MBA. “I would like to pursue a career in IT but through MBA would like to keep my option That way I’ll keep my options open, perhaps even become a technical journalist like my dad. They are much in demand,” she says.

discussed his initiatives for making Mumbai safe for its citizens as well as expressed his views on how citizens can participate in making Mumbai safer. Now the forum is very interested in knowing what Dr Singh thinks citizens can do in the face of the brazen effrontery revealed by his own men in khaki, not once but several times in the past ten days. One incident was caused by the Bandra police, the second by the Vakola Police and the third by the Nehru Nagar police. In each case, “vardi” was pitted against “civvies” only because the former have usually got away with it. What the forum would like to know is how citizens can participate in making the city safer when they are themselves not safe from the police? And we would like to point out, that if this happens in Mumbai, seat of government and home of the Home department, with Convenor of the Police Reforms presumably, prospects of swift Watch forum Dolphy D’Souza would justice, then it is completely like to ask our police commissioner understandable how policemen in Satyapal Singh a couple of the districts would ignore even our questions. While assuming the poor R R Patil’s direct orders office of the Mumbai Police because he is just too far away! We are referring to the abysmal Commissioner, he had said that state of policing in Raigad taluka winning over people’s confidence where animal rights activist has and safeguarding the city from been facing hell for more than a traitors, terrorists and anti-social year, and where the police elements would be his priority. themselves are joining in the Earlier this week, at the Indian harassment, according to the Aam Merchants” Chamber, he had

You can make out from the tiny ‘share’ in the right hand lower corner that this is an FB picture that has been shared and shared, and it has come to us in an email via the irrepressible Dr Leo Rebello of Kandivali, scourge of the hypocritical, the fake, the vaultingly ambitious and anyone who wants to be President or Governor. So naturally, when we saw it was from him, we waited for the barbs and the snarky comments, but it seems the good Dr Rebello is an admirer of our Pope Francis I and unstinting in his praise of the man named for the Saint of Assisi whose love for birds and animals was legendary. Only half kidding, we replied asking whether it was possible that the picture had been photo-shopped, but the answer was primly disapproving. No PS here, said Dr. Rebello, though it is possible that the pigeon is trained because the Pope has crooked his finger. Anyway, we hasten to say there’s no offense meant since we ourselves are great admirers of the Jesuit in the Vatican!

Aadmi Party. Not even a direct appeal to the home minister, who is reported to have “ordered” the district SP, a gentleman named Shinde, to act in this regard, has been of any use. So Dr Singh, perhaps you had better tell Mumbaikars how to keep themselves safe from your policemen!

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English HSC topper Pooja Amritkar with her father Chandragupt, also the ADC’s technogadgets writer. And yes, she knows her grammar because she reads and reads!

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Greateful thanks to Mother Mary, Infant Jesus and St. Jude for granting many favours. M.R.C. C-6622 Thanks dear St.Jude for favours granted. From Luiza Vaz & Family. C-6649 Thanks Our Lady of Perpatual Soccour for favours granted. From Luiza Vaz & Family. C-6650

CHANGE OF NAME

I have changed my name from Haseena Roz Mohammed Khan to Khatoon Roz Mohd Khan as per Affidavit dated 3/06/2013. Ornate-C-6623 I, Ms. Neha Suryakant Chokshi, have changed my name to Mrs. Neha Suryakant Choksi as per deed poll Affidavit dated 07/06/13. C-6624 I, Miss Anita Ratan Deshpande, have changed my name to Mrs. Arpita Santosh Roy as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/06/13. C-6625 I, Shadab Anwar Shaikh, have changed my name to Shadab Anwar Miyan as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/06/13. C-6626 I, Mr. Momin Munafali Nizar, have changed my name to Mr. Umatiya Munafali Nizar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/06/13. C-6627

CLASSIFIEDS I, Kumar Sagar Haresh Oza, have changed my name to Sagar Hemant Oza as per Maha. Government Gazette No. U-5360 dated 25/04/2013. C-6635 I, Haresh Ganeshram Oza, have changed my name to Hemant Ganeshram Oza as per Maha. Government Gazette No U5359 dated 25/04/2013. C-6636 I, Rahulchandra Jagdisha Vora, have changed my name to Rahul Jagdish Vora as per Maha. Government Gazette No X-103196 dated 25/04/2013. C-6637 We, Mr. Rahul Jagdish Vora & Mrs. Yogita Rahul Vora, have changed our minor daughter’s name from Unati Rahulkumar Vora to Unnati Rahul Vora as per Maha. Government Gazette No X-103197 dated 25/04/2013. C-6638 I have changed my name from Kinjal Prashant Palo to Kinjal Jitendra Joshi as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (U-2154). C-6639 I, Kinjal Joshi, have changed my minor son name from Deep Prashant Palo to Deep Kinjal Joshi as per Maharashtra Gazette No. (U-2157). C-6640 I have changed my name from Javed Ansari to Javer Ansari as per Affidavit dated 6/6/2013. C-6641

I have changed my name from Farhat Banu Abdullah Modak to Farhat Salauddin Nakade as per the Affidavit. C-6651 We, Mrs. Farhat Salauddin Nakade and Mr. Salauddin Ismail Nakade, have changed our minor daughter name from Ekra Salahuddin Nakare to Iqra Salauddin Nakade as per the Affidavit. C-6652 I have changed my name from Nafisa Hasan Pawni to Nafisa Hasan Pawne as per the Affidavit. C-6653 I have changed my name from Kailash Chandra Parihar to Kailash Madanlal Parihar as per Maha. Gazette No. (U-8887). C-6654 I have changed my name from Dawood Lal Mohamed Shaikh to Dawood Lal Mohamed Qureshi as per the Affidavit. C-6655 I have changed my name from Alkatyahan Shakil Sheikh to Alkab Shakil Ahmed Shaikh as per deed poll Affidavit. C-6656 I have changed my name from Vijaykumar Mahesh Tamrakar to Vijay Mahesh Tamrakar as per the Affidavit dated 12/1/13. C-6657

I have changed my name from Mr. Dineshkumar Omprakash Soni to Mr. Dinesh Omprakash Soni as per Affidavit dated 5/6/2013. C-6642

I have changed my name from Ramanujam to Ramanujan as per the Affidavit. C-6658

I, Makhya Samadbhai Dadani, have changed my name to Makiya Riyaz Shekhani as per deed poll Affidavit dated 28/05/13. C-6628

I have changed my name from S. N. Prasad, to ‘Seemakurthi Nagaprasad’ as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (U-53626) dated 14/02/2013. C-6643

I have changed my name from Jayshree Ashok Jain to Jayashree Ashoka Salecha as per the Affidavit. C-6659

I, Indu Narayan Mahadik, have changed my name to Vaishali Ashok Chavan as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/06/13. C-6629

I have changed my name from Smita Vidyarthi, to ‘Smita Vidyarthi Nandan’ as per Affidavit dated 07/06/2013. C-6644

I have changed my name from Paramjit Dhani to Paramjit Kaur Dhani as per Affidavit dated 7th June, 2013. C-6660

We, Devendra Dattapuri Gosavi & Mrs. Smita Devendra Gosavi, have changed our minor daughter’s name from Vaishavi Devendra Gosavi to Vaishnavi Devendra Gosavi as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/06/13. C-6630

I have changed my name from Ghazala Sharoz Malik, to ‘Ghazala Shehroz Malik’ as per Affidavit dated 30/05/2013. C-6645

I, Mitaben Pankaj Mehta, have changed my name to Meeta Pankaj Mehta as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/06/13. C-6631 I, Asha Kashinath Bagh, have changed my name to Asha Kashinath Wagh as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/06/13. C-6632 I, Vijay Kashinath Bagh, have changed my name to Vijay Kashinath Wagh as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/06/13. C-6633 I, Hemant Kumar Ganeshram Oza, have changed my name to Hemant Ganeshram Oza as per Maha. Government Gazette No. U-5361 dated 25/04/2013. C-6634

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I have changed my name from Shivkumar Munnilal Kalwar, to ‘Shivkumar Munnilal Shah’ as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (U-45694) dated 08/03/2012. C-6646 I have changed my name from Izhar Ahmed Siraj Ahmed to Izhar Ahmed Siraj Ahmed Shaikh, and residing at flat No. 103, 1st floor, B-wing, Shahid, Baug, Rashid Compound, Kausa Mumbra, Dist. Thane 400 612, State (M.S.) as per Affidavit Mob: 8828812025. C-6647 I have changed my name from Roshan Begum Sharif Ahmed Shaikh to Roshan Izhar Ahmed Shaikh and residing at Flat No. 103, 1st Floor, B-wing, Shahid Baug, Rashid Compound, Kausa Mumbra, Dist. Thane-400 612, State ( M.S.) as per Affidavit Mob: 9821187675. C-6648

I, Sukhpal Singh Dhani, have changed my minor son's name Sukhkirat Dhani to Sukhkirat Singh Dhani as per Affidavit dated 7th June, 2013. C-6661 I have changed from Memon Abdul Shakur to Shekhani Abdulsakur Habib and from Memon Mariyam Abdulsakur to Shekhani Mariyam Abdulshakur as per deed poll Affidavit dated 28/05/2013. C-6662 We have changed from name Shekhani Abida Rafique Abdul to Shekhani Abida Rafique and from Shekhani Rafiqueabdul Shakur to Shekhani Rafique Abdulsakur as per deed poll Affidavit dated 28/05/2013. C-6663 We have changed name from Suraiyaben to Umatiya Suraiya Nizar and Muman Nizar Dosan to Umatiya Nizar Dosan as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/06/2013. C-6664

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MUMBAI | SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013 We have changed from Muman Nizarbhai Dosan Umatiya to Umatiya Nizar Dosan and Sumaiya to Umatiya Suraiya Nizar as per deed poll Affidavit dated 05/06/2013. C-6665 We have changed from name Dadani Samadbhai Ahmed and Abdulsamad to Dadani Samad Ahmed and from name Dadani Zinatben Abdul Samad to Dadani Zinat Samad as per deed poll Affidavit dated 28/05/2013. C-6666 I have changed my name from Praful Chandra Ajit to Praful Velji Thakkar as per Affidavit dated 07th June, 2013. C-6667 I have changed my name from Jostnaben Laljibhai Gohil to Jyotsna Laljibhai Gohil as per Affidavit dated 07th June, 2013. C-6668 I have changed my name from Manasi Kirti Thakkar to Mansi Kirti Thakkar as per Affidavit dated 07th June, 2013. C-6669 I have changed my name from Ramesh Ravaria to Ramesh Patel as per Affidavit dated 07th June, 2013. C-6670 I have changed my name from Neeta Ramesh Ravaria to Neeta Ramesh Patel as per Affidavit dated 07th June, 2013. C-6671

I have changed my name from Dilip Kumar to Dilip Kumar Vishwakarma as per Affidavit. C-6680 I have changed my name from Chandrakant Venkatrao Asavale to Chandrakant Venkatrao Asawale as per Affidavit. C-6681 I have changed my name from Sunanda Sadashiv Pakhale to Seema Damodar Pandkar as per Affidavit. C-6682 I have changed my name from Ramkisun Mahadev Gupta to Ramkishan Mahadev Gupta as per Affidavit. C-6683 I have changed my name from Amitkumar Ramkisun Gupta to Amit Ramkishan Gupta as per Affidavit. C-6684 I have changed my name from Sheikh Shahistha Abdul Aziz to Shaikh Shaista Abdul Azeez as per Affidavit. C-6685 I have changed my name from Pathare Shobha Namdeo to Sakat Swati Raju as per Maha. Govt Gazette No. X-6738. C-6686 I have changed my name from Rajuprasad Bhagwati Gupta to Sarjuprasad Bhagwati Gupta as per Affidavit. C-6687

I have changed my name from Dipesh Rakeshkumar Bhansali to Deepesh Rakeshkumar Bhansali as per Maha. Govt. Gazetted No.U-4978. C-6697 I, Bhadrik Haresh Zaveri, have changed my son’s name from Nilay Bhadrik Jhaveri to Nilay Bhadrik Zaveri as per Affidavit dated 07/06/2013. C-6698 I, Bhadrik Haresh Zaveri, have changed my son’s name from Mahir Bhadrik Jhaveri to Mahir Bhadrik Zaveri as per Affidavit dated 07/06/2013. C-6699 I have changed my name from Milanbhai Kirtilal Desai to Milan Kirtilal Desai as per Affidavit dated 07/06/2013. C-6700 I have changed my name from Pinki Milanbhai Desai to Pinky Milan Desai as per Affidavit dated 07/06/2013. C-6701 I have changed my name from Joseph Dias to Jose Cordeiro Raimundo Antonio Dias as per Affidavit. C-6702 I have changed my name from Nascimenta Gabriel Mendes to Nascimenta Dias E Mendes as per Affidavit. C-6703

I have changed my name from Chetna Kishan Arya to Chetna Kishan Kori as per Affidavit. C-6688

I have changed my name from Gracy Joseph Dias to Edviges Ana Graca Coutinho E Dias as per Affidavit. C-6704

I have changed my name from Chhaya Ramchandra Pisat to Shweta Jagdish Kandalgaonkar as per Affidavit. C-6689

I have changed my name from Chiragkumar Bharatkumar Jain to Chirag Bharat Jain as per Affidavit. C-6705

I have changed my name from Surinder Singh Sohan Singh Randhawa to Swinder Singh Sohan Singh Randhawa as per Affidavit dated 15th May, 2013. C-6673

I have changed my name from Rushikesh Yashwant Hire to Rishikesh Yashwant Hire as per Affidavit. C-6690

I have changed my name from Pratap Singh to Pratap Singh Rana as per Affidavit. C-6706

I have changed my name from Joga Ram Roopa Ram Ghachi to Joga Ram Roopa Ram Parihar as per Affidavit. C-6674

I have changed my name from Muzzafar Dawood Desai to Mujaffer Dawood Desai as per Affidavit. C-6691

I have changed my name from Srikanth P K Venugopal to Srikanth Nambiar as per Affidavit. C-6707

I have changed my name from Qayyum Gulam Rabbani Kungle to Abdul Qayyum Rabbani Kungle as per Affidavit. C-6675

I have changed my name from Andri Earnece Lwarenc to Rashmi Arvind More as per Affidavit. C-6692

I have changed my name from P K Venugopal to Venugopal Nambiar as per Affidavit. C-6708

We, Mr. Ramesh Bhachubhai Patel & Mrs. Neeta Ramesh Patel, minor daughter Jiya Ramesh Ravaria changed name to Jiya Ramesh Patel as per Affidavit dated 7-6-2013. C-6672

I have changed my name from Manbhat Simpal Mingel to Mastan Simple Anand as per Affidavit. C-6676 I have changed my name from Manjulaben Bhikhabhat Tandel to Manju Bica as per Affidavit. C-6677 I have changed my name from Pramodbhai Jivanbhai Tandel to Pramod Jivanbhai Tandel as per Affidavit. C-6678 I have changed my name from Mahamadali G. to Mahamadali Garibsab as per Affidavit. C-6679

I have changed my name from Rameshkumar Manekchand Jain to Ramesh Manekchand Jain as per Affidavit dated 07/06/2013. C-6693 I have changed my name from Madhubala Kapoorchand Jain to Meena Ramesh Jain as per Affidavit dated 07/06/2013. C-6694

I have changed my name from Mohd Kasim to Mohammed Kasim Saeed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-6709 I have changed my name from Mohamed Saied Sheikh to Mohammed Saeed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-6710

I have changed my name from Milankumar Kirtilal Desai to Milan Kirtilal Desai as per Affidavit dated 07/06/2013. C-6695

I have changed my name from Mohamed Ebrahim to Mohammed Ebrahim Saeed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-6711

I have changed my name from Pinkiben Milankumar Desai to Pinky Milan Desai as per Affidavit dated 07/06/2013. C-6696

I have changed my name from Mohamad Said to Mohammed Saeed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-6712

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Heat burns out police force aspirants By A Staff Reporter

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hile the city has started experiencing monsoon showers, it seems that the heat continues to take its toll on people. On Thursday, ten aspiring police constables were rushed to BMC run Rajawadi Hospital at Ghatkopar for dehydration and giddiness after completing the physical test for the post of constable. “We were asked to run five kilometres as a part of the physical test and after completing the run, we started feeling weak and started experiencing giddiness. We were rushed to the hospital,” said one of the candidates who bore the brunt of the Mumbai’s heat on Thursday. Of the ten admitted candidates, seven are in the male medical ward while three are in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) informed doctors at Rajawadi Hospital. “The cases started com-

ing in from 1.30 in the noon to around six in the evening. All of them were suffering from heat stroke. Seven out of the ten had dehydration, low blood sugar and electrolyte imbalance. The remaining three were in a bad condition when they were brought here. They were severely dehydrated and were unconscious. They were also disoriented and had fainting attacks,” said a doctor from Rajawadi Hospital. Rohan Jagtap (25), Vittal Bhandge (24) and Amol Bavaskar (25) are the ones in the MICU. All the ten are now stable and their condition is improving. They are being given Intra Venous (IV) fluids. While most of the patients will be discharged by the end of the (June 7, 2013), the ones in the MICU will be kept under observation for one more day. shwetha.kannan@afternoondc.in

Sena rally against Tata Power coal-run plant By A Staff Reporter

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hiv Sena today held a rally from Chembur naka to Mahul against a proposed coal-run plant of Tata Power at Trombay. Senior Sena leader Subhash Desai said the conversion of the 500-MW oil and gas fired unit 6 to coal-run will compound the air pollution problem in Ghatkopar, Chembur, Deonar and Mankhurd. "We told their management today that the unit 6 be converted and should run on oil/gas. Similarly, we asked them to close down units 3 and 5 and convert them to gas fired ones or use any other environment-friendly

solution," Desai said. "They (management) said they would speak to higherups. We told them we will also speak to Ratan Tata as he is a sensible person," Desai told PTI. "We brought to their notice the grave threat to citizens already suffering from respiratory infections because of the Deonar dumping ground, the chemical fertilizer factory and the oil refineries in the area," Desai said. At a public hearing held by the office of the suburban collector of Mumbai and MPCB in January, Tata Power was asked to reveal how it planned to solve the pollution problem, he said.

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was sure that chickenpox will not affect my performance in any way,” said Subhadra Balakrishnan who lives in Ghatkopar and scored 92.91% in the SSC examinations. Subhadra, who has always been amongst the toppers at North Bombay Welfare Society High School at Ghatkopar throughout her schooling days, was diagnosed with chicken pox on the eve of her board exams. “Subhadra had been doing extremely all these years, so it

she was diagnosed with chicken pox a day prior to her exams, my only concern was that she should be able to sustain three hours of writing because she used to get bouts of fever. The itchiness had made her weak,” said Subhadra’s mother, Vijaya Balakrishnan. “I was praying that for all her sincerity and efforts, she should score above 90%. Subhadra has made us all proud. And it is also God’s grace that Subhadra Balakrishnan brought our family such happiness,” said Vijaya. was expected that she would Sixteen-year-old Subhadra excel in her boards too. When admitted that she, like every

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student awaiting the boards results, did experience butterflies in her stomach on the D-day but it was in no way connected to the fear of scoring low marks due chicken pox. For her, a good score was a given. “For me the results weren’t surprising. Throughout the year, I had been preparing for the boards. When I got chicken pox, I wasn’t worried because I was well prepared with the syllabus,” said Subhadra, who wants to take up Commerce and become a Chartered Accountant. shwetha.kannan@afternoondc.in

Open spaces are the lungs of a city: Pawar NCP chief criticises Shiv Sena prez Uddhav Thackeray for his stand against renewal of the lease licence to Mahalaxmi Racecourse By Suyash Padate

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aking potshots at Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray for opposing the renewal of lease license to Mahalaxmi Racecourse, the NCP Chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said that whenever Uddhav Thackeray goes abroad he comes back with some kooky idea. “At present he is out of India and maybe he will return with an idea for a theme park at the race course,” opined Pawar. Speaking to reporters yesterday Pawar said, “I am in favour of open spaces as they are the lungs of the city. A new garden is a good idea. But, there are already 263 gardens which are not in a dilapidated state. I am told that the Jijamata Udyan which also

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houses the Byculla Zoo is also in shambles. The civic body can work to upgrade the existing infrastructure first. There is a need for open spaces in Mumbai.” Pawar also endorsed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s view that politics and sports should not be mixed. “I have been associated with sports for many years

but never brought politics into sport. The Prime Minister is right when he says that politics should not be mixed with sports,” he added further. Pawar was asked about the infamous spot fixing and betting controversy which has rocked the Indian Premier League (IPL) with even team owners coming under a

cloud. However, the former president of the BCCI refused to make any comment on the ongoing crisis in IPL. “Right now I am not associated with BCCI. I may be with some sports body in the future but it is improper for me to comment. I only hope that politics and sports don’t mix,” he pointed out.

KDMC to get its very own police station! By Kaptan Mali

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he Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) has decided to set up a 57 man strong police station in its Kalyan headquarters. Getting an adequate force to provide protection to the demolition drives or other activities was a regular

headache for the KDMC which decided to solve the problem by setting up a police station in its main office. An official from KDMC said that often demolition drives or other activities that required police protection had to be postponed due to a shortage of security, consequently leading to a mush-

rooming of illegal constructions in the area. However, after a Mumbra building collapsed civic authorities took the issue seriously. Soon the state government instructed them to build their own police stations. KDMC commissioner Ramnath Sonawane said, “A state government circular in-

structed the municipal corporations in the MMR region to have their own police station. Accordingly a proposal was sanctioned for KDMC police station by Urban Development Department of the state government. The proposal has been sent to the home department for sanction. Soon we hope that

KDMC will have its own police station in its Kalyan headquarters.” The police team will comprise of one assistant police commissioner, one senior police inspector, sub inspectors and some women constables. The police station and force will cost around Rs.6 crores a year.

However, since there has always been a shortfall of manpower in the state police force, providing a permanent police team to the civic departments will pose an additional burden for the local police. Thane Police Commissioner K.P. Raghuvanshi remained unavailable for comment.


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special fast track court on Friday sentenced 53-year-old Datta Ambo Rokade to death for raping and murdering a fiveyear-old girl in January in Vashi. The judgment came in three months after the charge sheet was filed by the APMC police. A total of 27 witnesses were examined in the case. According to Fateh Singh Patil, additional commissioner of police, Navi Mumbai, the testimony of Rokade’s family members was crucial in this case. “All the circumstantial evidence was against him and statement of Rokade’s wife and son were the death knell,” said Patil. The forensic report confirmed the testimony and evidence.

A female police officer holds up a photograph of Datta Ambo Rokade, who has been given a death penalty for raping and killing a 5-year-old girl. Thane Additional Sessions the ‘rarest of rare’ category as Judge P.H. Mali, while pro- the girl had been traumatised nouncing the verdict, ob- to death in the cruellest manserved that the case fell under ner and that a young life had

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hanks to the presence of mind of a commuter and an alert railway booking clerk, the Kurla GRP were able to arrest three women who were allegedly trying to buy concessional railway tickets by providing fake senior citizen identity cards. All the three women are from Solapur and had sourced the fake I-cards from a woman in Solapur for Rs.400, said a police official from the Kurla GRP. The incident came to light when the women were noticed standing in the queue to book concessional railway tickets at the Kurla ticket booking counter near platform No.1 by a commuter, Etisham Faizulla Khan. He alerted ticket booking clerk F F Sequera, who called them into

the booking office, and found the three I-cards to be fake. Khan immediately informed GRP at Kurla, who arrested Kavita Surendra Jadhav (35), Meena R Gaikwad (50) and Krishnabai Siddhu Gaikwad (55). The fake I-cards contained the name, address, photograph, thumb impression and also the official seal of the tehsildar of North Solapur, said the police. “All the three women, and an unknown lady from Solapur who provided the fake I-cards to these women, have been booked vide CR No.180/2013, under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc.), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC,” said Shivaji S Dhumal, senior police inspector of Kurla railway police station.

TV celeb assaulted by ex-husband By Kainaz Choksey

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he former husband of TV actress Alefia Kapadia was arrested on Monday on charges for allegedly beating her up, trying to take away her son and threatening to kill her. According to the cops, Kapadia had taken her son Altaf along with her to Phoenix Mills on Sunday. Kapadia’s exhusband Prem Nawaz Dharmaraj had come to meet them at the mall. Kapadia was punched by her husband Dharmaraj on the nose and fractured it. He also verbally abused her and tried to snatch away their son from her. She was taken to Prince Ali Khan hospital for treatment. Kapadia resides at Ashtagandh building, Mazgaon, while Dharmaraj is a resident of Lokhandwala in Andheri (W). Kapadia had filed for a divorce in April. According to the court order, the custody of son

Altaf (4) is with Kapadia, while Dharmaraj got custody of their daughter Mahika (9). “A case was registered and we subsequently arrested the accused,” said Sudhakar Ghagre, Senior Police Inspector, N.M. Joshi Marg police station. Dharmaraj has been booked under Section 325 (Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt), Section 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), Section 506 (2) (punishment for criminal intimidation) under the Indian Penal Code.

been snuffed out. However, Patil added that Rokade was sentenced to death for raping the girl while the sentence of life imprisonment was for murdering her. Prosecutor Sangeeta Phad had sought the death penalty for Rokade, who committed the crime at Koprigaon in Vashi. She stated that such an inhuman act deserved nothing less than capital punishment. It is recalled that the fiveyear-old victim went missing on the evening of January 22 and was found dumped in front of her house on the morning of January 23. Rokade kidnapped the girl and raped her and later murdered her by suffocating her. He kept the body under the staircase of his house and dumped it in front of her house when the girl’s parents went to the police station to

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Man held for raping minor

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22-year-old man was arrested by DN Nagar police station for allegedly raping a minor after taking her into his room in Gilbert Hill Area in Andheri (W) on Thursday night. According to RK Chavan, Senior Police Inspector, DN Nagar Police station, “The accused, Vijay Mandal, picked up the 15-year-old girl when he saw her standing near his shanty. The medical

register a missing person’s complaint. The police had booked Rokade under sections 302, 201, 363, 364, 376, 377 of In-

test confirmed the crime.” Both, the victim and the accused stay in the same locality and know each other very well. “The offence came to light when a neighbour called the victim’s parents and told them of the incident,” said police. The accused was booked under section 376 and Child Probation Act and was remanded into Police Custody till June 17, after being produced before the court on Friday.

dian Penal Code and sections 3 and 4 of Child Protection from Sexual Offence, 2012. amit.srivastav@afternoondc.in


234 crore allocated for CNB’s across state

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he state government has made the budgetary provision of 234 crores for Cement concrete Nala Bunds (CNB) for this financial year.

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servation Minister Nitin Raut said, “So far the government has managed to complete 1,423 CNBs within a short span of three to six months. This monsoon we can utilise this facility and with its help 5,602

hectares of land can be irrigated. With the help of CNBs the people in drought affected areas can get a sigh of relief.” “The average cost of the CNB is eight to ten lakhs and it holds ten TMC of water

SIAM conjoins manufacturers against forged auto-parts Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers work to counter the menace of counterfeit car parts By Kainaz Choksey

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early 20 per cent of road accidents, that’s some 25,000 deaths every year, are caused due to use of spurious spare parts in automobiles says the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). The growing rate of spurious auto parts accounts for around 35 per cent of the estimated Rs.33,000 crores. It is these economic offences that fund the anti-social elements in India. The Anti-Counterfeiting Group of SIAM, which represents various vehicle manufacturers, celebrates World Anti-Counterfeiting Day on June 8 as part of a major initiative to connect to customers and to society at large to inform it about inauthentic

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auto-parts. In India, counterfeiting is a thriving business, with lowquality counterfeits accounting for anywhere between 32 per cent and 47 per cent of the industry. As part of this Pan-India initiative, more than 1,075 dealers, stockiest and distributors of several two-wheeler and four-wheeler manufacturers, including Bajaj, Hero MotoCorp, TVS, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Toyota, Kirloskar Motor, Volkswagen India,Volvo Eicher are participating in the awareness drive. Sanjoy Gupta, VicePresident, Customer Care, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “The need of the hour is that various sections of the society including the local authorities should come together to fight

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counterfeiting. The Government should also ensure safer transportation to curb revenue loss to the tune of Rs.2500 crores per annum.” The highest number of spurious automobile parts is used by the three-wheelers in India. According to Gupta, “The three-wheeler drivers never come back to the authorised dealers for repair work since they have to burn more fuel on travelling. So we at SIAM have taken a small initiative to train them to replace the spare parts by themselves. They are given a box of original parts and also given training on how to replace the auto parts.” According to Gupta, “The law enforcement agencies do not have the time to go after counterfeiters. These economic offences actually fund

the anti-social elements.” As per a study carried out in 2011, counterfeit sales is attributing a loss in employment estimated over 1.5 million jobs; consumption of additional 109 million litres of petrol and eight million litres of diesel per annum. Gupta highlighted that the usage of spurious parts happens mostly in the interiors in India since there are no proper checks and balances. Gupta also modestly revealed that SIAM has not been hugely successful in fighting counterfeit menace. “SIAM plans to continue educating the customers about it through workshops and wants the consumers to urge the mechanics to use original spare parts for safety’s sake,” said Gupta.

per unit. These CNBs hold water very quickly. This is an ideal method in crisis situation and drought affected areas,” added Raut. “There are inadequate rains in many talukas in the Western parts of the state

Greedy ‘reactions’ By Suresh Golani

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ith the arrest of two people, sleuths of the Palghar police claim to have cracked the mystery behind the brutal murder of a middle aged man whose body was recovered inside his car in Palghar on Monday. According to the police they were informed by locals about a body lying in a semiburnt state inside a WagonR car (MH-04-7442) in the Chintu Pada area of Palghar (West) on Monday. Investigations led to the identity of the deceased as Narendra Patel, a resident of Boisar, who was into the business of chemicals. The police suspected the involvement of Paresh Kakad (23), who worked for the deceased. During rounds of sustained interrogations, Kakkad spelled the

3,53,714 FAIL IN MATHS Continued from pg 1 « divisions of the state board, Konkan was the highest scoring with 93.79 passing per cent, whereas Kolhapur, with a passing percentage of 90.36 stands second. Latur division is the lowest this year with 73.75 per cent. The ADC spoke to Laxmikanth Pandey, Chairman, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE), who said, “As a large number of students have been failing in Mathematics, the state board had brought in a new rule of counting the combined marks of the Science and Mathematics subjects for a student to pass in both the

subjects. Even after coming out with the easiest of rules for students, the subject still remains a difficult one for many and has the lowest passing percentage in comparison with all the other subjects.”

Girls outshine boys Yet again, girls have outshone boys in all the nine divisions of the state board. The overall passing percentage of boys for the SSC this year is 82.24 per cent, which is over-shadowed by the girls who mustered 84.90 per cent. Even in Mumbai, girls are ahead with a passing percentage of 89.58 per cent as against 88.31per cent managed by the boys.

where the ground water level has been depleting fast. Against this backdrop the state government decided to take up CNBs in 15 talukas where ground water receded below two meters,” Raut pointed out.

beans and confessed to his involvement into the crime which he committed with the help of his friend- Raju Wadkar (30). However, the motive behind the killing as revealed by the accused baffled the investigators. In his confessional statement, Kakad said that Patel knew of a chemical formula that could turn ordinary metal to silver and his greed to turn rich overnight prompted him to hatch a conspiracy to extract the formula from Patel and murder him. To that end, the two men called Patel to Boisar Bridge on Monday and accompanied him on a drive to the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, where they forced Patel to reveal the formula, following which they murdered by smashing his head with a huge stone.

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t was a good day for Saddanand Ravi Poojari, a 32-year-old employee in the water department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), who finally passed SSC yesterday. Poojari, who used to work in the High Court canteen earlier, is a student of The Kanara Vidyadaini Night High School, Fort. He had given up hopes after he flunked the SSC exams in 2010. Making one more attempt, he finally achieved the matriculate certificate. He proudly told the ADC, “I had appeared for the

Ravi Poojari examinations several times but was not successful. Finally, hoping to clear, I studied hard and finally, I am a standard X passed student. Nothing can make me happier than this.”

THE TOP 3 Students from Mumbai yet again shone in the SSC rankings. Leading the toppers’ list, it is Sohan Juvle, from the Shrimati Savitridevi Thirani Vidhyamandir in Thane, with 97.27 per cent. Talking to the ADC, Juvle said, “I did study for the exams, but never Aishwarya Thakurdesai Ashish joshi Soham Juvle thought that I would score 97.27 percent and be among next in the list is yet again a High School in Vile Parle, Ashish Joshi, from Tilak the toppers. I will be purs- Parlekar, Aishwarya Thakur- who scored 96.91 per cent. Nagar School in Dombivali ing my career in IIT.” The desai, from the Parle Tilak After her, it was another boy, who scored 96.55 per cent.


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“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.” — John Steinbeck

NCTC can help fight terror better he massacre at Chhattisgarh has once again raised the almost T buried issue of setting up of NCTC – National Counter Terrorism Centre. Almost all the states are opposed to NCTC. They appear to hold the view that the setting up of the Centre in states by the UPA government would lead to the establishment of parallel authority. Evidently there is a perception in the states that the federal Centre will dominate the scenario and limit the anti-terror work by the state units. The promise by the Union Home minister that the work of the NCTC would not go beyond operations against terrorism does not seem to have impressed state governments. What is to be noted is even the Congress state governments are against the NCTC move by the Centre. The Maharashtra chief minister is avoiding the issue by stating that the matter needs further examination. Instead of pursuing a confrontation course, the Centre and the states can fight terror better if they cooperate. The development in Bastar shows the war against terrorism can be won only by joint operations. What is involved is not just a local issue. For instance, the Naxals in Chhattisgarh are reported to be getting various kinds of support from Pakistan’s ISI. Information in this regard can only be got from the Centre. It is also to be noted that the Centre has better combat machinery. Petty rivalries and assertions should not come in the way of the fight against terror.

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HE issue has been boiling for some time and now it has finally spilled over. The ambitious proposal of the Union government to bringing in the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) has received a decisive blow from most of the nonCongress chief ministers that will surely force Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to keep the move in cold storage for an indefinite period. It was expected that the proposal to set up the NCTC would meet stiff opposition from the non-Congress rules states. However, even then, it must have shaken Chidambaram to the core, when CM after CM rose to oppose it. Not only non-Congress CMs, but Prithviraj Chavan, one of the most loyal among them, also expressed reservations about the fate of the NCTC. Now it would seem that the Union Government has become habituated to announce schemes and later withdraw them. This happens only because of lack of intraparty deliberations and lack of trust within the council of ministers. NCTC, like earlier announcements of the government of bringing in a powerful Lokpal and Food Security legislation, is a classic example of the Centre’s government’s well-intended but wrongly drafted schemes. Considering the constant tension of terrorism, a powerful instrument to combat the menace was felt necessary, particularly after the 26/11 Mumbai attack. However, no concrete measure could be taken in the last five years to bring all the relevant agencies together to share and analyse information and to take preventive steps. NCTC is supposed to do the job.

Motive vs logic But, while framing the nature of the body, the Union government has grossly and completely ignored the fact that India is a quazifederal nation, in which each of the constituent states has powers to maintain its own law and order. While Chidambaram is pleading that a Central body is required to take care of acts of terrorism, it should have been done keeping the interests and freedom of the states in mind. Considering that more than half of India is ruled by parties which are not part of the Centre, there is room to believe and suspect that the Centre would use any legal and constitutional instrument to overpower states, particularly those which are not of the ruling side. And there is a reason to believe it. All said and done, the Central Bureau of Investigation

(CBI) has lost its independence and thus its credibility, the recent example being the shameless intervention of no less than the Union Law Minister in the affidavit filed by the agency in the Coal Mines case. If a political executive in the Centre can think, dare and execute changes in the affidavit, what is the guarantee that the to-be-set up NCTC will not be used to keep the activities of the opposition-ruled states under observation and thus under control? The moot issue is that there is a trustdeficit in the activities of the Union government, which many believe take place to guard petty political interests rather than the national welfare. Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials raided houses and offices of family

the Home Minister then), he envisaged a Lokayukta on the lines of Lokpal. Here he ignored the fact that it was the prerogative of the respective states to bring the Lokayukta (or not). As a hue and cry was raised by leaders on the opposition benches, the Centre had to withdraw the provision and reduce it to only a “suggestion”. Now that voices have been raised loud and clear on the floor of the Chief Ministers’ Conference, the Centre is left with two options. First, keep the proposal on hold and resume fresh discussions with state chief ministers, particularly those who belong to non-Congress parties. Second, bring in a bill to set up the NCTC despite opposition. If the Centre goes by the first option, the establishment of the NCTC will be delayed for a while and if Chidambaram and Co. decides to go by the second choice, the Centre would be giving birth to yet another rickety and weak outfit which would finally become non-functional.

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PERSPECTIVE Bharatkumar Raut members of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi within hours after he decided to withdraw the support of his party to the Union government and ordered his men to resign from the cabinet. It is not new that government machinery is used for personal or political vendetta. The non-Congress states, therefore, and with good reason, fear that a powerful set-up like NCTC with huge powers would be used to achieve political gains. The proposed NCTC will have powers to book anybody without any warrant issued by concerned state government. In theory, this amounts to direct aggression on the powers of state governments. If all state governments (barring the capital state of Delhi) have wellequipped home departments, the Centre should have ideally it left to the respective police outfits to arrest any suspect or accused. However, Chidambaram does not believe in the powers of the states. Nor is this the first time he has tried to overshadow them. When the Centre brought in the Lokpal Bill (PC was

As the next Lok Sabha elections come closer, it seems that the Centre is in a hurry to announce and implement newer schemes. The ambitious Food Security Legislation is one such scheme. This bill is pending before the Parliament for over a year. The Standing Committee on Food that scrutinised the provisions of the Bill, held a series of serious deliberations with various stake-holders and came out with suggestions. Ideally, the Food Ministry should have considered the suggestions and included them in the revised bill. Instead, the government is in a hurry to press the bill for passing at the earliest. Not that any political force is against providing food security to Indians below the poverty line. However, members, many of them from the ruling side (agriculture minister Sharad Pawar included - of course, privately) want certain changes in the bill. Ideally, all suggestions should find space for deliberations. However, the Centre has reportedly threatened to bring in an ordinance to make the bill effective. Considering that the Food Security legislation is to be implemented by state machinery, any move to side-line the states and their leaders would only jeopardise the basic purpose of the enactment. Is anyone, however, bothered about whether the least of society are actually benefited?  The writer is a Shiv Sena Member of Parliament

Bets are Off..! “I

bet it's going to rain!" I said looking up "What's happening?" asked a young man at dark clouds forming over the park. sauntering towards me. My two friends walking on either side of me "I bet there's no one in this park who has looked troubled, "Don't temp fate Bob!" said anything against me!" Ramesh as the good doctor nodded. "You "How much?" asked the young man. "How much what?" I asked. agree with him?" I asked astounded and the good doctor nodded again. "So what fate am I tempting?" I asked Ramesh as the doctor looked away, "you mean you are scared the rains won't come if I bet they will?" My two friends looked worriedly around, Robert Clements and then looked squarely at me, "There may be spies here!" said Ramesh as the doctor nodded vigorously, "Spies who may want to "How much is your wager? One rupee, get you into trouble!" two rupees, three rupees?" "This is getting even more ludicrous," I "I don't gamble!" I said stiffly. said, "why would anyone want to get me "But you just placed a bet that no one has into trouble. I bet there's no one in this park anything against you in this park?" who wants to get me into trouble" I looked "We'll that's a matter of speaking!" I said. at the people walking by, "anyone want to "Put out your hands" said the young man bet against me?" as he pulled out his police badge, "it's just

BOB’S BANTER

this morning that we got a confession from a famous fellow that he bets and now we have caught a second suspect so quickly. Tomorrows papers will say we are improving as a police force! Two betters in a day with their confessions is quite an achievement!" "I did not confess to betting!" I said. "Bob," said the good doctor as they loaded me into the police van, "we tried to tell you that it was dangerous!" "You never listen Bob!" said Ramesh. "I bet you'll see me tomorrow in the park as usual! I said and did not see the lathi crashing on my head. "We will eradicate betting in the country," he laughed as he told the van driver to drive to the police station. "Who are you putting me with?" I asked. "Shilpa Shetty's husband..!" laughed the inspector, "all gamblers in one cell..!" — bobsbanter@gmail.com


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LETTERS

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NaMo grows taller in stature after Gujarat victories ALL the recent by-election results indicate very clearly that the smart voters have stopped trusting Congress and JD (U) any longer. The dashing diplomat, Narendra Modi’s BJP has snatched all the six seats from Congress in Gujarat. This is ‘Modi’s sensational, smashing sixer’ defeating the ‘talking more and working less national’ party Congress. The JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar has also now extremely lame excuses for his defeat against Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD. This is the symbolic mandate well in advance of the Lok Sabha elections. L.K. Advani, Sushma Swaraj and everybody from BJP and NDA must remember very well now that BJP, along with NDA or even alone can’t even dream of winning the coming general elections unless they declare Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate now or just before the general elections. All the sensible, understanding and the smart young as well as old voters interested in the nation’s development and real control over

corruption and domestic and cross border terrorism prefer none else but only and only Narendra Modi as our next Prime Minister. Akali Dal, the BJP stalwart Rudi and Goa CM Parikar are 100 per cent right. — Hansraj Bhat, Borivali







GUJARAT by-poll results gave much needed boost to Modi in general and BJP in particular. After the loss in Karnataka Assembly elections, BJP was working hard to rejuvenate party cadres and go all out in the by-polls in the country. By sweeping two Lok Sabha and six Assembly seats in Gujarat, BJP has become a force to reckon with. Modi is making merry in Indian politics and the Congress Party is scared to see Modi in the limelight and hence their party losing ground. When there is frustration, Congress spokespersons including Manish Pandey try to undermine Modi. But in reality Modi has passed all

without real powers, one must mention) and Narayana Murthy is IT is good news for flat buyers that back in the driving seat at Infosys. State Government atlast passed a While one may not be too serious new Regulatory Bill which will be about the actors and the cricket adimplemented soon. It is basically for ministrator’s re-union, Murthy’s the developer or builder who develops or take up a construction activities in a project they have to first of all register their project details on the website given by the State Government. On submission of the Project details on the specified website then the authorities concerned will study all technicalities of the project and then give the builder or the developer a green signal for go ahead for his project. Once the approval is received, then the builder or developer can start taking up further approvals from the authorities step by step procedure. The state also brought a SAVIOUR: Infosys is the brainchild of stringent rule for all developers-- Narayana Murthy. He returns to the helm in they have to login and upload the order to save the company from decline. status of construction and other decomeback sure is the talking point tails as and when it is done. — Murugesh Iyer, Thane across the globe and a role which every stakeholder will look at with eagerness and glitter in their eyes. Infosys is the brainchild of INDEED, ‘While David Miller was Murthy who has devoted more time batting shown on a TV grab, a 3-year and energy to the company than he old was being raped’ (ADC, May 8)! has done to his family. Coming out Likewise, I am led to think as to how of retirement may have been a many women including innocent tough decision for Nararayn Murthy babies/children were raped after but our country’s most respected seeing ‘The oomph factor’ (ADC, businessman and industrialist May 3)! Indeed, umpteen number could not see the fall of his baby and of times all discerning minds have is back to the forefront to guide Inraised objections against display of fosys to regaining its top position in such ugly, inciting photo grabs but the Information & Technology it has always fallen on deaf ears for world. Here’s wishing Murthy all the the sake money gain! Indeed, it’ll very best! — S.N. Kabra, Goregaon not be out of place to mention that such brazen and ugly display of ads in the Gulf States is taboo and most often it entails heavy penalty including capital punishments! When ‘REAL survey this time’ (ADC, June will we ever learn this wisdom espe- 6), reveals clearly the goof in the recially after knowing about endemic port prepared by the municipal staff, wherein a building is found to rape incidents? — P. Chakravorty, Fort be erroneously listed, which has already been demolished and is currently under reconstruction. Such a goof naturally triggers doubt in the IT is the season of come backs as minds of the authority. The other Deepika Padukone is back with thing shows the amateurish attitude Ranbir Kapoor, Jagmohan Dalmiya of the NMMC in respect of the way is back as BCCI President (though the survey has been conducted,

Good news for flat buyers

Stop vulgar ads please

NMMC survey goof

Welcome back, Mr. Murthy!

GALLOPING AHEAD: The recent wins by the BJP in Gujarat, wrenching six seats from the Congress is an indicator that Narendra Modi is becoming more popular by the day in the eyes of the electorate. the hurdles without much effort and now perched for the highest post in this country. — J. Anandambal Subbu, Khargar



 

THE three Assembly seats and two Parliament seats snatched from which is merely done by a junior engineer that too extremely superficially, which seriously poses doubt in respect of how much technically authentic this report would be. The survey had been done by experienced structural engineers. — Bikram Banerjea, Mumbai

Maintaining new skywalk IT is very happy to note that stylish Rs.50 crore skywalk at the Nana chowk junction will be inaugurated by end of this month. I strongly feel that the following steps must be taken to improve the new skywalk. 1. The skywalk must be cleaned everyday during the night as well during the day. 2. No hawkers on the skywalk.

Congress by Modi in Gujarat, confirms that Congress has no standing in the state. Congress had taken Gujarat for granted, and will have to suffer more defeats till the 2014 election. Modi has now become an ideal icon of politics for people of Gujarat and across the nation maximum people want him to be the captain of the national ship. Scams galore during the Congress rule and Modi’s development works have been embedded in the minds of the electorate. On other hand, in Bihar Nitish Kumar could not win the one seat, so one can see the difference between the status of Nitish and Modi, the two CMs. It’s high time that Nitish forgets the differences and work together with the BJP and of course with Modi. Because ‘Modi-fication’ is required across the nation.

stale note without naming its candidate for the post of PM if the Party comes to power in 2014.The BJP’s views and comments on the govt. are by now well known to the people of this country and neither the PM nor Smt. Sonia Gandhi have taken cognisance of all those in their endeavour to cover up and defend those indefensible without a semblance of regret for the huge losses of precious taxpayer’s money. The PM presented as an economist does not seem to have the propensity to pick up the threads to make the losses good and put the economy on the right track and restore the law and order to do some justice to the post of the PM donned by him for nine long years at the end of which the entire gamut looks deserted. The BJP being the embodiment of jealousy, complacency — Bhavesh Jani, Nalasopara and egoism with the exception of Narendra Modi, on the other    hand, seems to be the only hope for the Congress to get back to THE BJP Parliamentary meet is re- power. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai ported to have concluded on a 3. The security and police cabin must be installed at the start and end of the Sky-walk to maintain law and order. 4. No hoarding of big companies or political parties should be allowed on the skywalk as it creates lots of problems and damages the railing of the skywalk. — Bhagwan Thadani, Mumbai

CMs not happy with NCTC THE present FM and ex-HM P. Chidambaram is seen campaigning the essentiality and the inevitability of the new conceptual framework of NCTC which is being ridiculed and opposed as the same is said to be suffering from infirmities not only by the CMs of the non-Congress

parties but also of the Congress party. The present FM needs to pay keen attention to the CMs and work in a cohesive manner to combat terrorism and not waste time and precious taxpayers’ money at a time when, under his ministership, the economic growth is said OF to be less than 5 per cent LETTER THE DAY with unprecedented inflationary trend coupled with high current account deficit at more than 6 per cent. The public at large do not seem to be optimistic that a workable solution would evolve to offset their suffering, more so, at a time when the FM is said to be working towards making the TDS mandatory by way of removal of all existing safeguards to prevent TDS. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

Scrap this multi-crore IPL tamasha! AND now comes one more revelation about alleged betting in the IPL by the owner of a franchise himself, Raj Kundra, of the Rajasthan Royals from which three players are facing investigations for spot-fixing. A few days back, Gurunath Meiyappan, the CEO of the Chennai Super Kings faced investigations. The worst part is that this betting menace seems have been there even in some of the earlier editions but has come to light only now. It is all clearly due to the crores that are poured into the tournament without any limit. And, unfortunately, betting may not stop with just betting, but will lead to spot-fixing because once someone places a bet on a certain aspect of the game, he will be interested in winning the bet somehow and here comes spot-fixing through willing players whom professional bookies are able to lure. Looking at all this, one is led to reiterate the opinion that has been voiced before that this multi-crore extravaganza is totally unnecessary.

minting tourney. If he feels it necessary, he may float a ‘Veterans League’ and a ‘Test Discards League’ separately. — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane



GAMBLERS’ PARADISE: With revelations of even franchise owners, apart from greedy players being involved in betting and spot fixing during the IPL 6 matches, it would be justified if the league is scrapped forthwith. The T20 World Cup is also there and so where is the need for this marathon IPL involving mostly retired veterans and freshers who did not make it to the national team besides current players in Team India? The interim president of the BCCI will be doing a great service to cricket if he scraps this money-





INDIAN cricket it seems is up for a toss. First it was Srinivasan, the BCCI President and now in the eye of storm is Indian captain Dhoni. Both are caught in vicious circle of conflict of interests. Dhoni may have sold off his 15 per cent stake immediately but the fact is that he owned it in the first place. Rhiti, which was owned by his friend was managing his sports interests as well as interests of other fellow cricketers. Lure of lucre caught him behind the wickets. There is hardly any defence to his actions; either he was too naive to understand the true meaning of ‘conflict of interests’ or his belief was in Srinivasan who was doing similar things on a much bigger scale. — Ashok Goswami, Mumbai


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Strokes and folks and friends FAMILY flocked to Hirji Jehangir art gallery to get the first

look of Sanjay Thapar’s ‘Everyday Idols’ exhibition. Inaugurated by Ashok Kumar Gupta, guests included Nawaz Singhania, Raell Padamsee, Ananya Banerjee, Krishna Hegde and Dilip Joshi. It was time for wine and cheese and some tasty hors d’oeuvres from Maverick with the invitees feasting their eyes on the expressive faces and figures in the many striking artworks on display. SANJAY THAPAR & NAWAZ SINGHANIA

MALVIKA MACHADO, KRUTIKA MACHADO & BIANCA THAPAR

Soulful song EMOTIONS

SUNIDHI CHAUHAN

ran high as Worldwide Records presented Betiyaan, a musical campaign to Save the Girl Child, at Novotel. Starting with a poem by Kapil Sibal, the music album featured composer Nikhil Kamath, singers Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan and Bandana Sharma with lyrics by Manish Kumar Pran and Vimal Kashyap. And guests viewed the video with John Abraham, Hema Malini, Raveena Tandon and Sushmita Sen among many others.

Marcellus Baptista

Music mania

was music IT mania out there at Tulip Star

as Ketki Joshi and Milli Oza of Knack Exhibition and Display presented the Partido EDM festival, featuring some of the biggest and most popular DJs in the world. British DJ Paul Thomas, Dutch DJ Richard Durand, Russian DJ and producer Bobina, DJ Allure, Swiss DJ Daniel Portman and many Mumbai DJs were in action. And adding to the action at this event supported by Lawman PG3 was a fashion show by Gitanjali.

ISHA KOPPIKAR

Green sheen

IPSITA PATI JUHI CHAWLA, ANUBHAV SINHA & MADHURI DIXIT

Stirring stories

popped as Bollywood beauties FLASHBULBS Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla entered the room. There were there at Taj Lands End along with

MILLI OZA & BOBINA

Anubhav Sinha to announce Believe, a campaign that celebrates extraordinary women of India. You heard that this endeavour by Benaras Mediaworks in association with Gulaab Gang will feature unheard stories and unsung heroines from all across the country and that 20 inspiring stories would be adapted into short films.

was cloudy on Carter IT Road but the mood was bright the evening before

World Environment Day at the green initiative, spearheaded by the Bhamla Foundation and Hallway. Politicos, film stars and musicians were seen at the seaside promenade, registering their commitment to the environment. Welcoming the guests was Asif Bhamla, while Sachin Ahir spoke from the heart. And performances by children of Little Angel Foundation and musicians livened the evening.


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TV GUIDE

TODAY’S BEST VIEWING

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED

 Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus. HBO, 9 p.m.

JHALAK DIKHHLA JAA

SOAPS & SERIALS

REVOLUTION

 Miles, Charlie, Danny, Nora, Rachel and Aaron manage to escape from Monroes compound relatively unscathed. Rachel realizes what she’s done by building an amplifier for Monroe and wants to set things right. She and Miles set off to find one of her former colleagues, John, who should have weapons they can use. It doesn’t quite go as planned. The rest of the group join Nora’s rebel troop and prepare for an attack from the helicopters. They know they have only a small chance of stopping the helicopters but knowing another rebel camp has been completely destroyed, they decide to make a final stand. Star World, 9 p.m.

WILDEST ISLANDS

 Celebrate the world’s most spectacular island locations in WILDEST ISLANDS. Dive into the aquamarine lagoons of the Solomon Islands; journey through the lush forests of Zanzibar; and uncover the enduring wonders of the Galapagos Islands as this beautiful show investigates the rich history of these pristine paradises. Animal Planet, 8 p.m.

STRIP THE CITY

 Strip The City uses stunning CGI animation to strip major cities naked of their steel, concrete, buildings, roads, rivers and bedrock – layer by layer – to explore the secret technology and infrastructure that keeps them running. What stops Dubai’s super tall skyscrapers – balanced on unstable sand – from toppling over? How can San Francisco survive – sitting on the edge

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Colors, 9 p.m.

of a major earthquake fault? And how did the ancient Romans build a city of a million people without modern technology? This series explores these and other mysteries, by peeling the glass off buildings, rolling back the tarmac on roads and sucking the water out of rivers to expose the hidden infrastructure beneath six major cities: London, Rome, Dubai, Sydney, Toronto and San Francisco. Discovery, 9 p.m.

G.I.FACTORY

 Tune into GI FACTORY as it takes its viewers inside the world of some of the most fascinating military equipments. Discovery Science, 10 p.m.

INDIAN IDOL JUNIOR

 In tonight’s episode, the junior singing sensations are ready to shock the judges Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani with their sheer talent. So get ready to embark on a musical journey that will touch you, move you, inspire you and most importantly entertain you! Sony TV, 8.30 p.m.

ARJUN — TODEGA HAR GUNAAH KA CHAKRAVYOOH

 A hand is found in the fishermen’s village...when ETF comes to investigate they find out that the hand belonged to a man, Deshu, who worked for a restaurant Gauri Fish Corner owned by Gauri tai, a widow...it is also revealed that he was in love with a girl Anjali, who was a junkie...she too is missing...What is the mystery behind the man’s killing & his girlfriend’s disappearance...will Arjun be able to find out? Star Plus, 8 p.m.

MOVIES OF THE DAY

Mastrchief US Modern Family Grey’s Anatomy Modern Family Revolations Stuart Little 2

ZEE CAFÉ

The Carrie Diaries Grey’s Anatomy VII Pretty Little Lions According to Jim

BIG CBS LOVE

P.M. 12.00 2.30 5.00 7.00 9.00 10.30

ZEE TV

Punar Vivaah Film DID Super Moms Club Repeat DID Super Moms Fear Files

SONY TV

P.M. 12.00 Bade Achhe Lagte Hain P.M. 2.00 4.00 6.00 9.00 10.30

STARMOVIES

Cliffhnager Conan The Barbarian Charlie’s Angels 2 Fast 2 Furious The Mask of Zorro

HBO

P.M. 1.40 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3.35 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 5.40 Shark Week 7.30 Happy Feet Two 9:30 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 11:25 Thor

ZEE STUDIO

P.M. 1.00 National Treasure 3.20 Inglorious Basterds 6.45 Eternal Sunshine Of The

STARMOVIES

The Legend of Zorro Rambo III

HBO

Sholay, Zee Cinema, 8 p.m.

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE

Bhoominathan aka Bhoomi is introduced to us as a person who gets into many local fights. Worried about his future, his family sends him to Muthuramalingam, a much respected personality in his place Semmanur, to put Bhoomi’s life on the right track. But things don’t go as planned. Muthuramalingam’s adversary threatens to kill his daughter Meera as a revenge against his own daughter’s fate. So Bhoomi is given the job of Meera’s bodyguard at college. Meera goes to college with her friend Madhu but is irritated by Bhoomi’s presence everywhere. So she devises a plan. Max, 9 p.m.

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Zee Studio, 9 p.m.

Village belle Durga lives a fairly peaceful existence, until her gypsy father gets in the bad books of Thakur Dharampal Singh, and is severely beaten. He joins a band of robbers and takes revenge against the Thakur, who in turn, kills his family. Durga helplessly watches her family die, and the police refusing to get involved against the powerful and influential Thakur, leaving her with only one choice - join forces with her father, and become a thug and robber herself - and make her one of Indian police’s most wanted criminals. Filmy, 9 p.m.

The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s Kaun Banega Crorepati?(Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. Pix, 9 p.m.

SHERNI

STAR WORLD

2 Fast 2 Furious Rambo: First Blood Part II Faster Terminator Salvation Lock Up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 11.00 The Transporter 2

2 FAST 2 FURIOUS

BODYGUARD NO 1

P.M. 2.00 3.00 8.00 11.00

A.M. 8.30 10.30 P.M. 12.30 2.00 3.30 5.30 7.00 9.00

Sholay means fire. In this particular movie, a Police Officer, who family was killed by a bandit named Gabbar Singh, decides to fight fire with fire and recruits two convicts, Jai and Veeru. He approaches them in jail, puts the proposal in front of them, and they agree to bring in Gabbar Singh alive - for a hefty price. After their discharge from jail, they travel by train to the village where the Police Officer lives - now with only his widowed daughter-inlaw. The three band together to fight one of the most elusive and dreaded bandits of all time. Will the two ex-cons be able to bring Gabbar alive to the Police Officer? Zee Cinema, 8 p.m. Former cop Brian O’Conner who teams up with his ex-con pal Roman Pearce to transport a shipment of ‘dirty’ money for shady Miami-based import-export dealer Carter Verone, while actually working with undercover agent Monica Fuentes to bring Verone down. Star Movies, 9 p.m.

STAR PLUS

P.M. 1.00 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas-Veera 1.30 Master Chief Kitchen Ke Superstar 4.00 India’s Dancing Superstar 7.00 Kitchen Ka Superstar 8.00 Har Yug Mein Aayega ek Arjun 9.00 India’s Dancing Superstar

P.M. 9.00 X Factor 10.00 Game

SHAPATH – SUPER COPS V/S SUPER VILLAINS

 In tonight’s episode the story revolves around a super villain who will be in form of the Magician Okaal. Investigation leads the cops to Okaal’s den, where they discover a evil secret that leaves them completely shaken. What is Okaal’s grave secret? Like Ok, 9 p.m.

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P.M. 2.30 6.30 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00

 In tonight’s episode of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa we will see, Sunny Leone sizzling the dance floor on her new item song - Laila from the movie Shootout at Wadala. Watch out for the amazing performances by the contestants like Siddharth Shukla, Drashti Dhami, Shaan, Meghna Malik, Aarti Chabria etc. Further from the cricket field to the Jhalak dance floor we will see Krishnamachari Srikkanth the 13th contestant who joins the dance battle. And that’s not it, the episode will witness the first elimination of the season. Colors, 9 p.m.

SHOLAY

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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

A.M. 8.20 Nim’s Island 10.15 Happy Feet Two P.M. 12.15 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2.15 Thor

LISTING

2.30 Dhoom 2: Film 5.30 Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap 7.30 Adaalat 8.30 IndianIdol Junior 2013 10.00 CID

LIFE OK

P.M. 12.00 3.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.00

TereNaam: Salman K Devo Ke Dev Mahadev Kahani Mahadev Ki Hum Ne Li Hai Shapath Savadhaan India Devo Ke Dev Mahadev

P.M. 12.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00

Nautanki Ke Super Over Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala Jhalak Dikhlajaa Shaitaan

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 5.00 5.30 6.00

ZEE MARATHI

Tu Tithe Mee Tuze Maze Jamena Mala Saasu Havi Radha Hi Bawri Pakke Shejari Tu Tithe Mee Mala Sasu Havi Tuze Maze Jamena

P.M. 12.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.15 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00

Saturday Special Who Hue Na Hamare Mein Babul Ke Des Meri Baat A Journey Of Thoughts Documentary Pet Care Rajdhani Samachar Film Songs News in Marathi News Yeh Zindai Hai Gulshan Ek Kiran Roshni Ki

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 4.00

Planet Wild Animal Battlegrounds Up Close and Dangerous Wildest Islands Marvellous Marven Animal Planet’s A To Z TV with Teeth: In Search of The King Cobra

DISCOVERY

House Hazards Swamp Brothers My Shocking Story Extreme Cheapstakes

SAB TV

Jeanie Aur Juju Taarak Chidiya Ghar Hum Aapke Hai in Laws FIR Religious Programme Taarak Mehta… Gutur Gu

Spotless Mind 9.00 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice 10.30 The Mummy Returns

PIX

2012 Angels and Demons StreetDance The Pink Panther Slumdog Millionaire

STAR GOLD

P.M. 2.45 Mr and Mrs Khiladi 5.05 Om Shanti Om 9.00 Dushmano Ka Dushman

MAX

P.M. 3.00 Ishaozaade: Arjun K 6.05 Uamng Part: Event

4.45 6.45 9:30 11.15 A.M. 10.00 P.M. 1.00 3.10 4.50 9.00 11.00

Arjun, Star Plus, 8 p.m. 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30

Home Minister Tu Tithe Mee Radha Hi Bawri Unch Maza Zoka Mala Saasu Havi Tuze Maze Jamena Fu Bai Fu

P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00

Marvellous Marven Animal Planet’s A to Z Naural World Animal Planet Safari Fooled By Nature

ANIMAL PLANET

SCIENCE

P.M. 2.00 Pop Science Future Of…. 3.00 How It’s Made 3.30 Some Assembly Required

IndianIdol Junior 2013, Sony TV, 8.30 p.m.

4.30 Destroyed In Seconds 5.00 Body Bizarre 6.00 Wildest India 7.00 Auction Hunters 7.30 Factory Made 8.00 Man vs Wild 9.00 Strip The City 10.00 Man Woman Wild 11.00 A Haunting

DISCOVERY KIDS

P.M 2.00 1001 Nights 3.00 Transformers Prime

9.00 Bodyguard No 1: Vijay, Asin

FILMY

P.M. 12.00 Astitva: Tabu, SAchin Khedekar 3.00 Robbery at Bangkok: Rajsekar 6.00 Raj Tilak: Raj Kumar 9.00 Sherni: Sridevi, Pran

10,000 BC The Matrix Reloaded Shaolin Soccer IP Man: The Real Fighter

ZEE STUDIO

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Shanghai Knights The Rock The Mummy Returns The Lion King Starship Tropers 3: Marauder

PIX

P.M. 12.15 2.00 4.10 6.25 9.00 11.00

The Pink Panther Slumdog Millionaire The Vow Gridiron Gang Agent Cody Banks Blue Lagoon: The Awakening

MAX

A.M. 8.40 Tezaab: Madhuri P.M. 12.15 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi: Shahrukh K 3.50 Munnabhai MBBS: Sanjay Dutt 6.50 Umang 9.00 Student of The Year: Siddharth Malhotra

9.30 MERE YAAR KI SHAADI HAI: Uday Chopra, Jimmy Shergill, Bipasha Basu Samachar News SSARC News Mehnat Rang Layegi Prime Meridian Rajyon Se Samachar News Headline Roving Report Ehsaas Khel Samachar

Slumdog Millionaire, Pix, 11 p.m.

B4U

P.M. 12.00 Mr Natwarlal: Amitabh B 4.00 Local Dada: Riyaz Khan 8.00 Aasma: Hrishitta Bhatt

CVO

P.M. 2.00 Nagina: Rishi Kapoor 5.30 Raja Aur Runk: Sanjeev A.M. 9.05 P.M. 12.00 3.05 5.45 9.00

STAR GOLD

Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, DDI, 9.30 p.m. 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.00 11.00 11.05 11.30

Market This Week News Ek Mulaqat Badi Charcha Mukhya Samachar Khel Samachar Market This Week

How Do They Do It Ultimate Cars Massive Machines Frontier of Flight Breaking Point Dark Matters G I Factory Frontier of Flight

HISTORY

P.M. 2.00 JFK 3: Shots that Changed America 3.00 United Stats of America

Kumar, Kum Kum 9.00 Tawaif: Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon

ZEE TALKIES

Lavu Ka Laath: Vijay Patkar Lets Go Back 1st Airing Guldasta: Jitendra Joshi Swartang

CARTOON NETWORK

P.M. 2.00 Tom and Jerry The Fast and the Furry 3.30 R21 Pass Ya Fail 5.00 Henry Special: Henary vs Margaret 6.30 Flultoo Fool Banaya 10.00 Henry Special: Chhutti Kardunga

POGO

P.M. 2.00 Sons of Rama

4.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.30

My Friend Ganesha

ZEE CINEMA

A.M. 10.15 Aankhen: Govinda P.M. 2.10 Hum Saath Saath Hain: Salman Khan 6.00 Sholay: Amitabh 10.15 Kasam Hindustani Ki:

CVO

A.M. 10.00 Pardes: Rehman P.M. 1.30 Khauff: Sanjay Dutt 5.30 Chhote Sarkar: Govinda, Shilpa S 9.00 Gangaajal: Ajay Devgan A.M. 8.00 Pocketmar: Dharmendra P.M. 12.00 Jahan Jaayega Hamein Paaeyega: Govinda 4.00 Black Don: Mohanlal 9.00 Chance Pe Dance: Shahid Kapoor

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A.M. 9.00 Sandwich: Govinda, Mahima Chaudhary

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Star Movies, 9 p.m.

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ZEE TAKIES

P.M. 12.00 Teen Baika Phajiti Aika 3.00 Aayna Ka Bayna: Sachin Khedekar 6.00 Ahsi Phasali Nanachi Taang: Mohan Joshi 9.00 Be Dune Sadechar: Sanjay Narvekar

CARTOON NETWORK

A.M. 8.00 Tom and Jerry The Fast and The Furry 10.00 Henry vs Margaret 11.00 Gon P.M. 12.00 Bhootraja Aur Ronnie 1.30 Oggy Ki Olly 3.00 Tom and Jerry A Nutracker Tale

Food Tech Wildest Islands The Business Buffet Kings of Restoration Hostage Do Or Die Saving the Ganga

NGC

P.M. 2.00 Banged Up Abroad 3.00 Secrets of the Taj Mahal 4.00 Mega Factories 5.00 Breakout 6.00 Most Amazing Moments 7.00 Explorer Top 125 10.00 Cold Blood 11.00 Taboo

STAR CRICKET

Champions Ka Champion Cricket Extra Cricket Extra ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Eng vs Australia 11.00 Cricket Extra

ESPN

P.M. 2.00 La Liga 3.00 Champions Ka Champion 4.00 La Liga 5.00 ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 h/ls 6.00 La Liga 7.00 England Tour of India h/ls 1st ODI 8.00 La Liga 9.00 ICC Cricket World Cup /ls 10.00 La Liga 11.00 England Tour of India 3.30 Chhota Bheem 4.30 Chhota Bheem In The Rise of Kirmada 6.00 Son Of Rama 7.30 Game Over Mighty Raju 9.00 Chhota Bheem Marathon

DISNEY CHANNEL

P.M. 2.00 3.00 3.30 8.00 8.30

Doraemon Hamtaro Doraemon Shake It Up Doraemon

DISNEY XD

P.M. 2.00 Rescue Force 5.00 Iron Man Armored Adventures 6.00 Spiderman 8.00 Iron Man Armored Adventures 9.00 Beetleborgs Metallix

4.00 Dragons: Riders of the Berk Gumball Ki Atrangi Duniya Krishna In Makhan Chor Henry Special Chee Yaar Beywheels Balkand 2

4.30 6.30 8.00 9.30 10.00

Sivaji: The Boss Hukumat Ki Jung Style Wanted

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P.M. 12.00 3.00 6.00 9.00

ZEE CINEMA

P.M. 1.35 Viwers Choice: Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, Journey Bombay To Goa, All The Best 5.00 Return of Chandramukhi 8.00 Sholay: Amitabh Bachchan

MOVIE CHANNELS-SUNDAY

A.M. 8.45 Cherchez La Femme 9.50 Angels And Demons

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 5.30 6.00 6.05 6.30 7.05

Wild Kratts Amazing Spiez 1001 Nights Sally Bollywood Adventures of Tintin Transformers Prime Wild Kratts 1001 Nights

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MOVIE CHANNELS-SATURDAY

P.M. 1.30 4.15 6.50 9.00 11.00

4.30 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.30 11.00

P.M. 1.00 1.30 2.30 3.00

DOORDARSHAN

DDI (Main Channel)

6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 9.00 10.30 11.00

COLORS

P.M. 12.00 Kaise Kahun I Love You: Film. 3.00 Niyati 5.30 Rush: Sarah Kumar 8.30 Heer Ranjha: Raaj Kumar P.M. 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 6.00 8.55 8.30

9.00 Jeanie Aur Juju 10.00 Waah Waah Kya Baat Hai

POGO

A.M. 8.00 Chhota Bheem 9.30 Chhota Bheem Marathon P.M. 12.00 Chhota Bheem In Junglee Kabeela 1.00 Jungle Ka Raja Special 2.30 Chhota Bheem Marathon 5.00 Chhota Bheem In Junglee Kabeela 6.30 Chhota Bheem Marathon 8.00 Barbie Pink Shoe 9.30 Chhota Bheem 10.00 Sacn 2 Go 10.30 Mr Bean

DISNEY CHANNEL

A.M. 8.00 10.30 11.00 P.M. 1.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.30 6.00 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.00

Doraemon Slokk Seaosn Shake It Up

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Triple Deol

Yamla Pagla Deewana

At: Fame and other cinemas Directed by Sangeeth Sivan Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Annu Kapoor and others Rating: ½

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here’s a song at the end of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 that goes “I will dance like this only” that makes fun of the Deol men’s acknowledged inability to dance—presumably because tough guys don’t?—as they stomp and flail their arms. If the earlier instalment was awful, this one’s hardly an improvement. The last time, this reviewer had written, “Dharmendra was a hero in films in the true sense of the word, noble, kind, brave—how is turning him into a lecherous old man in a film doing his image any good? Of course, he was handsome and had – still does—a huge fan following, but it is embarrassing to watch him and the two Deol sons keep up these self-referential surges throughout a very bad film, with

After Earth

At: Fame and other cinemas Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Cast: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Sophie Okonedo, and others Rating: ½

just a few moments of warmth and humour to keep it afloat.” That applies to YMD2 as well. Here too, Dharam and his younger son Gajodhar (Bobby Deol) run their petty cons in Benares, and the son calls the father “Kameena.” The older son Paramveer (Sunny Deol) divested of the wife he had in the earlier film, is now in the UK, working as a collection agent. He thinks his father and brother have reformed, but the ‘ol man is pretending to be a godman and planning to con a troubled tycoon from Lon-

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don, Sir (!) Yograj Khanna (Annu Kapoor). In the UK, a weird villain Joginder Armstrong (Anupam Kher) has eyes on Khanna’s club, because he wants to set up the world’s biggest mall (who even thinks up such nonsense) and keeps sending two clowns (Jonny Lever-Sucheta Khanna) to evict Khanna. Dharam then pretends to be a wealthy Oberoi and gets Gajodhar engaged to Khanna’s adopted daughter Suman (Neha Sharma). Paramveer is witness to this con, but keeps quiet and falls for Khanna’s real daughter Reet (Kristina Akheeva). Realising that Suman is not his ticket to wealth, Dharam encourages Gajodhar to pretend to be a artist Q and snare Reet, who runs an art gallery. “If I were in your place,” he says, ���she would have been pregnant by now.” Cringe! For reasons to bizarre to contemplate, the house Dharam and Gajodhar live in is managed by a bespectacled primate called Einstein, who paints a canvas (thankfully kept off screen), which makes Q a celebrity—with just one painting! This is not the kind of film where one looks for intelligent or decent humour. Sunny Deol plays the Super Sardar, whose roar is enough to have armies of attackers flying into the air; and when he actually uses his fists, even Sumo wrestlers are easily felled. This character is obviously being built into a franchise, because the film ends with the hint (threat?) of a Part 3. Dharmendra’s legend status gets him by even in a silly film, otherwise the only bearable factor here is Sunny Deol, who brings some semblance of sanity to the proceedings, even though he is well past the age to be playing the guy who turns shy and stuttering in the presence of a woman. The film is meant for the Deols to be having fun and they do. The audiences have to figure out for themselves if they want to be part of the family picnic and the many in jokes. They make films like this only.

The Smith Stream

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Night Shyalaman’s Sixth Sense was so original and cult-setting, that it seems he has been trying to get his genius back, as every subsequent film takes him further into the territory of the ordinary. After Earthhas a clichéd postapocalypse setting that been used so often before and to better effect. If an A-List Hollywood star whose career has seen better days comes up with the story, himself, and his son who is being groomed for stardom (nepotism is not just a Bollywood phenomenon), it would sound like a bad deal to any major director; maybe not to one who has The Last Airbender as his last film. All in all, nothing about the film inspires confidence, and the misgivings turn out to be valid. Cypher Raige (Will Smith) is a veteran warrior in a futuristic world when Earth has been polluted beyond repair, and humans have settled on another planet called Nova

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HE second in the series of five on the St. Bernard dog, Beethoven, this family entertainer is sure to keep children glued to the antics of the dog. While in the first movie Beethoven (1992) we had a small St Bernard puppy named Beethoven find refuge from animal experimenter Dr. Varnick; in our second feature Beethoven 2nd (1993), Beethoven has grown big and causes near chaos in the Newton family. Beethoven’s 2nd (1993) has the lovable St. Bernard enjoying life with his new masters, the Newtons. On a day out, he bumps into a female St. Bernard named Missy. Missy belongs to a mean, spirited young woman Regina (Debi Mazar) who is going through a divorce. But Regina wants the dog and takes it away from him forcefully. Beethoven who has already fallen for Missy follows her to her mistress’ house. In the course of time he impregnates her. Missy and the canine couple sire four puppies. One of them is named Tchaikovsky by the Newton’s children Ted and Emily, after another late classical music great. The others are named Chubby, Dolly and Mo. The kids keep the pups in the basement, fearing the

wrath of their father George Newton (Charles Grodin) who cannot stand Beethoven in the Newton household. But when he finally gets to know about the pups, he throws a tantrum and wants them out. The Newton family agrees to keep the pups with the condition that they will find homes for the puppies after they’ve grown. Meanwhile, Alice (Bonnie Hunt) has joined her husband George in the business in his air freshener factory. They take a family holiday in the mountains with Beethoven, only to find Regina tagging along with Missy. Beethoven finds Missy and a reunion is all set. But Regina and her boyfriend Floyd (Chris Penn) have other plans. The family’s dull weekend begins to turn into an exciting adventure with Regina in hot pursuit of the family. — Verus Ferreira

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Prime. The planet’s original inhabitants are none too happy about this intrusion and created predators called Ursas to kill humans, and hunt them by the smell of fear. Since Cypher is fearless, he is invisible to the enemy.

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Kitai, whose sister was killed by the Ursas when he was little, wants to be a warrior too, but gets very little ‘daddy-ing’ from Cypher. Their spaceship is damaged in an asteroid storm and is tossed on to Earth. The ship is broken into two and the dis-

tress beacon that could save them has landed a distance away. If they can’t call for help soon, they will die. To add to the list of problems, Cypher’s legs are broken and Kitai has to make the perilous journey to retrieve the beacon, with minimum weapons and supplies and a communication system by which his father can guide him. The imagery is brilliant and realistic in that sci-fi universe, but the plot has its limitations. There is the predictability—it is a boy-to-man tale, and for how long can the jour-

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ney and its dangers be sustained? It is simple to the point of bare, if the CGI dazzle is taken away. It would take a truly inspired script and strong direction to enhance the emotions without making it all look pseudo profound or faux philosophical. Look at the poster that says: “Danger is real, but fear is a choice,” and the reaction can only be, what hokum. Still, After Earth is somewhat watchable because of its earnestness and rich visuals, but it’s not Shyamalan’s return to form.


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SAMURAI SUDOKU 261 MUMBAI | SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013

Each Samurai Sudoku puzzle consists of 5 overlapping “classic” 9x9 Sudoku sub-puzzles. Each 9x9 sub-puzzle must be solved according to the rules of Sudoku: each row, column and 3x3 box must contain all digits from 1 to 9 therefore, digits cannot be repeated. Each Samurai Sudoku puzzle has one solution only.

LEISURE

DOMINOES 261

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

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

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HITORI 261

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

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SOLVE THIS FREE FORM CROSSWORD WHERE THE WORDS ARE REPRESENTED BY PICTURES SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S PICTURE CROSSWORD

ACROSS: 4 Mailbox, 5 Hen, 7 Chart, 8 City, 9 Jeans, 12 Jackfruit, 14 Photographer, 15 Books. DOWN: 1 Lemon, 2 Fax, 3 Bicycle, 5 Heater, 6 Painter, 10 Oyster, 11 Lamp, 13 Flask.

SOLUTION TO CODE WORDS 143

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SOLUTION TO SAMURAI SUDOKU 260

SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S TETRAVEX


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SATURDAY CROSSWORD 261

WORD PUZZLE 261

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ACROSS:

1 4 8

Honed (5)

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Bronze or Iron (3)

10 Campaign (3)

11 Heroic character trait (5)

12 Web-footed honkers (5) 13 Hang freely (7)

15 Plays, musicals, etc. (5)

16 Ahead (7)

17 Kitchen flooring (4) 20 Evaluate (4)

23 No pain no ___! (4) 24 Took a break (6)

26 Nares (8)

27 It will happen ___ : eventually it will occur? (8)

28 Zephyr (6)

31 Give the pink slip (4) 32 Pry (4)

34 Forlorn (4) 35 Fix (7)

36 Totally consumed (5) 38 Seafood fare (7) 41 Happening (5)

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Places from where planes take It is measured in psi (8)

22 Up for ___, anyone's to take (5)

Carpet characteristic (4)

25 Stole (4)

Wave, perhaps (6)

29 Changed completely (8)

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18 Those who make a point of hearing (9)

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through such a substance? (11)

27 Barely (8)

30 Strong feelings (8) 33 As one (6)

34 Be in the proper place (6) 37 Hotbeds (5)

39 Use a drill (4) 40 Pairs (4)

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

Today’s Theme: ACCIDENTS

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION: "All human evil comes from man being unable to sit still in a room."

3 LETTER AGO ANT ANY AUG EAR E'EN ELF ELM ELY ERE FLU GEE GNU HRS IFS ISM LEU LOT MAO O'ER OTT REX RIP

SEE SHY SOL SPA THE 4 LETTER ACHE ACRE ANAL ANEW AUTO DEWY EAST ECHO EDEN EGOS ELSE ESAU FINE HENS HERE HERO HI-FI IONS

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WORM YETI 5 LETTER AGENT ARHAT CUFFS EGRET FOCUS GUIDE IN-OFF OFFER RAFTS REGAL SAGGY SARAH SQUAW STING 6 LETTER FOLLOW RECESS SPIRAL TRUSTY

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


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MUMBAI | SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013  MOON: Taurus  TITHI: Darsh Bhavuka Amavasya till 9.25 p.m./Shaneshwar Jayanti  NAKSHATRA: Rohini  RASHI: Vrishubh (Taurus) B.V.U.  LUCKY COLOUR: White  LUCKY NUMBER: 4 ON SUNDAY:  MOON: Moon in Taurus till 9.40 a.m.  TITHI: 1st Jyesht Shuklapaksha  NAKSHATRA: Mrig  RASHI: Vrishubh (Taurus) B.V.U.  LUCKY COLOUR: Maroon  LUCKY NUMBER: 5 BIRTHDAY FORECAST: Work will be under control giving you the strength and stamina to try new schemes and plans. You Jagjit Uppal may travel abroad to sign new contracts or for taking part in a workshop or seminar. You will meet someone with whom romantic entanglement is a possibility. Family and friends will give you all the support and understanding. If single, and eligible, marriage is predicted with the blessings of your family. BABIES BORN TODAY: Slim, attractive, well built shoulders and striking eyes. Shorttempered, stubborn and gullible. Will be emotional, sensitive, healthy and long-lived. Can be impulsive with money occasionally. A career in export, design or advertising would lead to gains.

TODAY’S FORECAST

ARIES (March 21 - April 20): A wrong decision at work leads to needless expenses and waste of time. You can still go ahead with the project because it has potential. Do not hesitate to invest your own money, especially since you have the funds and are confident of the enterprise.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): You are wasting your time doing trivial things that do not add up to much. Wait for that big offer of work that is bound to come your way. Personal life could get complicated because of a discussion with a loved one who may not agree with your point of view. Do not push your luck as it may not be appreciated causing a rift in your association.

BEAU PEEP THE ADVENTURES OF LEGIONNAIRE BEAU PEEP

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): You may have accepted extra responsibilities that are now interfering in your routine work. There is no harm in getting out of this mess by accepting your mistake and withdrawing. You will make plans for a journey on work. This will be a profitable and an exciting experience.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): You will be tempted to take risks in new investments. You can go ahead with your plans provided you have scanned each and every aspect of the venture. Those in sales, media and communication will do very well. Members of the opposite sex will be attracted to you. The fancy-free will make many new friends at a social gathering. If married your mate has exciting plans for you this evening.

FRED BASSET ALEX GRAHAM

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LEO (July 22 - August 21): Try to put aside your worries and think positively. It will help you to concentrate on what you wish and you want and you will get. Now is the time to set your goals for long-term benefits. Success is assured through the help and goodwill of an influential person.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): You will successfully resolve an old issue that has been on your mind for long. There is a possibility of some blocked funds getting released today easing your financial situation. Those seeking some governmental clearance will receive the good news shortly. Personal life is happy and congenial.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): Financial prospects are good. There will be several new work inquiries. An important development in your career will bring you into the limelight. Those seeking a change of job can also look forward to some favorable development. You will be feeling content and happy with your progress.

SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You may receive an offer for work or business from overseas. Try to postpone important decisions for a while yet. There could be some other pressing issues that require your attention. Family life is happy but there could be undercurrents of tension. Your mate may be feeling off color today.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): A risk that you may have taken is going to be a winner and you will be congratulated for your ingenuity. Do not rest on your laurels. You will take part in a family function for the sake of loved ones. You will do your mate or beloved proud by the way you conduct yourself.

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CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): You will be in your element now. With a little extra cash in your pocket, you will be much more optimistic about the future. Happiness and joy in all you do is assured. Family affairs run smoothly. Others will be very co-operative and even help you financially. Health wise, you will be full of vitality.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Your financial position is good. You will be interested in buying a vehicle or investing in property. Real estate matters need to be put off for now. Do not rush into something your may regret later. Your will not lose out; there will be better opportunities later.

PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Large financial gains are assured to those in independent business. Concentrate on your work for you are poised for achieving a major breakthrough in your career. A happy event is celebrated at home in the company of family and friends.


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QUICK CROSSWORD 4683 MUMBAI | SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2013

ACROSS: 1 Capital city of Himanchal Pradesh (6) 5 Bustle (3) 8 Corn that is fed to horses, etc (4) 9 Pricking tools (4) 10 One who pays the rent (6) 11 Regions (9) 13 Greek goat cheese (4) 15 Be seated (3) 16 Homer’s Trojan war poem (5) 17 ____ Newton : famous British scientist? (5) 20 Ind. Med. Assoc. (3) 22 Public Sector Unit, in short (3) 23 Beatle's All _ __ is love (1,4) 24 A fertile place in the desert (5) 26 ___ off : postpone or defer? (3) 27 ___ notice of : observed, acted upon (4) 28 Written below (9) 31 Naked-faced Amazon monkey (6) 32 Fabricator (4) 33 What is conventional, regular (4) 34 A deer-like animal (3) 35 Major arteries (6) 24 French assent (3) 14 Wings or winglike parts (4) 25 Loosely coiled bundles of wool (6) 18 An ox may be roasted on one (4) DOWN: 26 Mischievous trick (5) 19 Sounding similar (8) 29 Dry and withered (4) 1 Begin a journey or detonate a bomb? 20 Hormone of the pancreas (7) 21 Mountain range in Central India (7) 30 __ __ - shanter : Scottish cap? (3-1) (3,3) 2 Very quickly (2,2,4) SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD 3 Acreage (4) ACROSS: 1 Fake, 4 Clinic, 8 Wok, 10 User, 13 Mbaqanga, 14 Bivouac, 15 Sits in, 4 A craftsperson (7) 17 Gets tired, 21 Sit, 22 Toe, 23 Rio, 26 Reykjavik, 27 Sikkim, 28 Aviates, 32 Radiance, 34 Lure, 35 Tet, 36 Molest, 37 Skim. 5 Hilton alternative (5) DOWN: 1 Flub, 2 Kiev, 3 Coma, 5 Liquid, 6 Nan, 7 Cranny, 9 KBC, 11 Sizes, 12 6 Very large, prefix (4) Roast, 15 Seek, 16 Spiv, 18 Tick, 19 Item, 20 Roy, 23 Rawal, 24 Oiler, 25 Ashram, 7 Area of fairly high level ground (7) 26 Rivals, 28 Act, 29 Veep, 30 Tusk, 31 Seam, 33 Dal. 12 Sidney's pet name (3)

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1688 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

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

SUDOKU 1869 Sudoku is a number placing puzzle based on a 9x9 grid such several given numbers.To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every digit from 1 to 9 must appear in each of the nine vertical columns, in each of the nine horizontal rows and in each of the nine boxes.

YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION

Difficulty Level 

CRYPTOQUIP

Today’s clue: Z equals G

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

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SPORTS

Ashes rivals set to take off

BIRMINGHAM: Two-time defending champions they might be, but Australia are looking more vulnerable than ever as they brace up for their Champions Trophy Group A opener against confident Ashes rivals England here today. Their patchy form aside, Aussies have a major worry to deal with as skipper Michael Clarke's long-standing back problem has flared up once again, making him a doubtful starter for today's match. The inspirational skipper is a crucial cog in the Australian scheme of things given that his batting form has more often than not been the difference between a win and loss for the team in the past few months. England, on the other hand, would be looking to flourish in familiar conditions even though they endured an ODI series loss to a rather weak New Zealand just before the Champions Trophy. But an overall assessment of their ODI stats would reveal that since 2010, England have won 23 and lost only 11 of the 37 matches they have played at home. A look at the team sheets gives a fair idea of just why the hosts would be the favourites today. Australia, a team well past its glory days, is struggling to cope with what has been a tormenting transitional phase.

Pak skipper Misbah’s 96 goes in vain as they falter for 170, West Indies wins the match by a narrow two wickets

Kieron Pollard goes over the top during his innings of 30 runs against Pakistan. [R] Pakistan's Misbah-ul Haq reacts as he leaves the field at the end of their inning against West Indies. He scored an unbeaten 96 runs to end on the losing side.

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ONDON: West Indies eked out a twowicket win over Pakistan in a low-scoring Group B encounter to start their Champions Trophy campaign on a perfect note at the Kennington Oval. Opting to ball, paceman Kemar Roach and spinner Sunil Narine shared six wickets between them to help West Indies bowl out Pakistan for a paltry 170 in 48 overs. Pakistan owed their total to skipper Misbahul-Haq, who laboured his way to an unbeaten 96 and shared a 91-run stand with opener Nasir Jamshed (50) for the

TODAY’S MATCH

Group A

Match 3

England Australia To be played at: Edgbaston, Birmingham Time: 15:00 Hours

SUNDAY’S MATCH

Group A

Match 4

New Zealand Sri Lanka To be played at: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Time: 15:00 Hours

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fourth wicket. While chasing, West Indies made a heavy weather of the target before scampering home with two wickets in hand in 40.4 overs. West Indies lost two wickets -Johnson Charles and Darren Bravo -- early during their paltry chase of 171. While Charles hooked a Mohammad Irfan (3/32) delivery straight to the hands of Wahab Riaz at fine-leg, Bravo edged one to Kamran Akmal behind the stumps off the same bowler an over later. Thereafter, Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels played cautiously to get West Indies' chase back

on track with a 77-ball 63run third wicket stand. Gayle seemed to have been bogged down by the impressive Pakistani bowling attack as he scored his 39 off 47 balls with the help of four boundaries and one six. Samuels too did not look convincing and scored his 30 runs off 57 balls and struck three fours in the process. Both Gayle and Samuels looked uncomfortable against off-spinner Saeed Ajmal (2/38). The bowler finally had the last laugh when he cleaned up Gayle with a doosra to drew curtains on the partnership. New Man in Ramnaresh

Sarwan was did in by a terrific bouncer from Riaz (2/42) in the next over as, in trying to fend the delivery, he only managed to edge one to wicket-keeper Akmal. Samuels then gave away his wicket after doing all the hardwork. He was stumped by Akmal off a Mohammad Hafeez delivery that slightly drifted away from the batsman after pitching. Brief Scores: Pakistan: 170 all out in 48 overs (Misbah-ulHaq 96 not out, Nasir Jamshed 50; Kemar Roach 3/28) lost to West Indies: 172 for eight in 40.4 overs (Chris Gayle 39, Marlon Samuels 30, Kieron Pollard 30; Mohammad Irfan 3/32) by two wickets.

Dempo SC signs former Man City defender Simon Colosimo N

EW DELHI: Former Manchester City defender Simon Colosimo has signed up with ILeague club Dempo SC for a oneyear deal. Colosimo has represented the Australian senior national team in 26 international matches and is the second English Premier League Player (EPL) to have joined Dempo SC. Arsenal's Rohan Ricketts was a part of the Dempo SC squad in 2012-13 season. Colosimo last played as a central defender for Australian-League Club Melbourne Heart. After graduating from Australian Institute of Sport Programme, Colosimo signed with the National Soccer League team Carlton FC. Some promising performances in

the national U-23 squad earned him a call from the EPL Giants Manchester City. After spending a season with six appearances with the 'Sky Blues,' he then moved on to various competitive leagues across Europe. Colosimo, who also represented Australia at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as well as in the AFC Asia Cup Qualifiers in 2011, is expected to reach India in the first week of July. CLUB ATLECO BOCA JUNIORS TO PLAY IN INDIA Club Atleco Boca Juniors, one of the premier football clubs in the world, is working on plans to bring their professional team to India in next two years.

Boca Juniors Football Schools Manager, Francisco Morea said the club has played matches in South America and European countries and have strongest intention to bring quality football in Asian countries, especially India. "We are working to bring the professional team of Boca Juniors to come and play matches in India. We hope it is going to be a reality in one or two years," Morea told reporters here. "This will be good not only for the sport, but also for children and the country as a whole," he added. The club believes that India have plenty of potential for football and "if we do our job professionally, sooner or later India will become a name in football," Francisco said.


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IN BRIEF Rasool to star in J&K Corporate Cricket League

SRINAGAR: Parveez Rasool, who made an impressive IPL debut for Pune Warriors will be the star attraction of the first Jammu and Kashmir Corporate Cricket Premier League which is to begin next week. "The Corporate Cricket Premier League is scheduled to begin on June 15. The bidding for players will take place on June 10," secretary of JKCPL Abdul Qayoom said.

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HIL to begin from Jan 23

NEW DELHI: The second edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) will be played from January 23 to February 23 next year. A new team will be added to make it a six franchise based tournament, Hockey India announced.

End of campaign for Divij, Raja at Germany Challenger

NEW DELHI: Divij Sharan and Purav Raja squandered a superb start to crash out of the ATP Challenger event in Furth, Germany as they lost the quarter-finals to local favourites Kevin Krawietz and Dominic Schulz. The third seeded Indian pair, which had raced to a 4-1 lead in the first set, suffered a surprise reversal and bowed out with a 5-7 3-6 defeat.

Maheswary qualifies for WC

CHENNAI: National record holder triple jumper Renjith Maheswary became the second Indian athlete to qualify for this year's World Championship in Moscow as he clinched gold on the final day the National Inter-State Athletics Championships. Maheswary, crossed the World Championships B standard of 16.85m in his third attempt at the Nehru Stadium to win the event with an effort of 16.98m, which is also a new meet record.

Rafael Nadal returns against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their semifinal match at the French Open.

ARIS: It took all of five thrilling sets for Rafael Nadal to defeat Novak Djokovic at the French Open on Friday — and that was just the semi-final. Nadal will defend his title at Roland Garros after beating the 26-year-old from Serbia 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 9-7. Nadal is on the verge of becoming the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand Slam event. “I really am playing better here,” he said on Thursday. “I said I needed to make a change. I was confident that I can do it, and I did.” The winner will play for the title Sunday against No. 4-seeded David Ferrer or No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who meet in the other semi-final. Tsonga’s trying to become the first Frenchman since Yannick Noah in 1983 to win Roland Garros, and partisan Parisians might consider his match the main event on Friday. But Nadal vs. Djokovic had the feel of a final, and it was a match much anticipated since the draw was

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announced two weeks ago. Before this match, Nadal was 1915 against Djokovic, including 12-3 on clay, 6-3 in Grand Slam events and 4-0 at the French Open. Nadal won when they met in the final at Roland Garros a year ago. Djokovic listed the French Open as his most important tournament this year. And when his childhood coach died last week in Belgrade, he said he wanted to win the title for her. "It's very special for me," Nadal, whose record at the event now extends to 58 wins and one loss, said afterwards. "Every match is very special here - it is difficult to find that in many places." The first set - in truth, the first set and a half - underlined why Nadal has such a stellar record in Paris. Djokovic held the opening service game of the contest to love but after that no game was as easy, with his opponent turning the screw at every opportunity with brutal forehand shots that seemed laser-guided towards the lines.

Kundra will be suspended if found guilty: Rajasthan Royals N

EW DELHI: Facing prospect of CEO Raghu Iyer said in a statement. termination following betting "Mr. Raj Kundra is a minority charges on one of its owners, Ra(11.7%) shareholder, and he has no jasthan Royals distanced itself from involvement in the running of the franchise. We believe that Mr. Raj Raj Kundra, saying he had no inKundra is a law abiding citizen and volvement in running of the franwould not act contrary to law. If chise and would be suspended if however, he is proven guilty, or has found guilty. breached any regulations, he will be Reacting to reports over Kundra's suspended, and he will also forfeit involvement in betting, the Rahis shares. This is a strict goverjasthan Royals said that he would nance procedure agreed to by all also forfeit his shares in the franRajasthan Royals shareholders, and chise if he has breached any regulations. "As a franchise, we have it is consistent with our zero toleralways been clear that the same ance approach," the statement said. rules apply to players, management spot fixing allegations with respect The franchise statement is seen or owners. As such, our actions will to our players," Rajasthan Royals as a clear attempt to distance itself be consistent as in the case of the Chairman Ranjit Barthakur and from Kundra as it faced the

prospect of their contract being terminated. As per clause 11.3 (C) of the franchise agreement, a team can be terminated in the event of any of the owners bringing the game into disrepute. The BCCI has called an Emergent Working Committee meeting here on Monday to discuss the Kundra issue and take action if required. Chennai Super Kings also finds itself in a similar problem with its Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan, who is the son-in-law of BCCI President N Srinivasan, being suspended on charges of betting. The CSK has, however, denied that he is an owner of the team.

Arziki, Aumento for Star Supreme Plate

Srinath 2. Towers Of Hanoi 53.5 Rajesh ANGALORE: There are 8 races Kumar M today and the first starts at 2 3. Byronic 53 S.Chandrashekar p.m. Watch Suraj Narredu today. 4. Signifies 53 Shelar R. Rich Celebration is selected for Kar- 5. Ungoogleable 53 Khurshad Alam nataka Police Cup. 6. Southern Sky 52.5 Sreekanth B. 7. Summer Sensation 51.5 Syed CARD AND SELECTIONS Asgar 1. The Camineto Plate – Div II 1200 M 2.00 P.M 1. Ambitious Reward 56 Imran Chisty 8. Pendolino 51 Shanth Kumar 2. One Of A Kind 56 Ashok Kumar A. 9. Assurance 50.5 M. Ravi 3. Summer Gold 56 Syed Asgar Win: Strenghtandwonder, Southern 4. Colour Of Gold 54.5 Vikash Sky Tamang 5. Cool Baby 54.5 Ramesh Kumarn 3. The Camineto Plate – Div I 6. Guts And Glory 54.5 Fr'co F Dasilva 1200 M 3.00 P.M. 7. Masked Marvel 54.5 Deep 1. Ace Shineon 56 M. Mark Shanker 2. Cadogan 56 R. Vaibhav 8. State Of Joy 54.5 Neeraj Rawal 3. Diamond Quest 56 D. K. Ashish Win: Summer Gold, Colour of Gold 4. Happy Prince 56 K. P. G. Appu 5. Rock N Rolla 56 R. Rupesh 2. The Star Supreme Plate – Div II 6. Socrates 56 Suraj Narredu 1400 M 2.30 P.M. 7. Madame Bovary 54.5 Imran Chisty 1. Strengthandwonder 61.5 Y. S. 8. Zizzi 54.5 Fr'co F Dasilva

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4. The Star Supreme Plate – Div I 1400 M 3.30 P.M. 1. Velvetine 62.5 A. Velu 2. Arziki 58.5 P. Trevor 3. Brownie 58.5 Indrajeet Singh 4. Jaanvi 58 M. Mark 5. Flashing Colours 57.5 Sreekanth B.

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6. Aaleyah 56.5 Rajesh N 7. Aumento 56 Suraj Narredu 8. Frenemee 55.5 Rajesh Kumar M 9. Joey 53 Shelar R. 10. Royal Rein 53 A.Ramu Win: Arziki, Aumento

5. The Karnataka Police Cup 1200 M 4.00 P.M. 1. Will Star 60 S. John 2. Esteban 56.5 Anjar Alam 3. Magnitude 56.5 Deep Shanker 4. Nickel Chrome 56.5 Fr'co F Dasilva 5. Rich Celebration 56 Y. S. Srinath 6. Red Bolt 54.5 Shelar R.

7. Swift Star 51.5 Saddam Hussain 8. Clever Trick 51 Imran Chisty Win: Rich Celebration, Clever Trick

6. The Southern Regent Trophy 1400 M 4.30 P.M. 1. Assassin 56 Kavraj Singh 2. Azetic Star 56 Y. S. Srinath 3. Force Ensign 56 Imran Chisty 4. Mickey Mouse 56 Sreekanth B. 5. Noble Reward 56 Neeraj Rawal 6. Super Start 56 Suraj Narredu 7. Zagato 56 P. Trevor 8. Aceempressjessie 54.5 D. K. Ashish 9. Impressive Mode 54.5 V.R.Jagadeesh 10. My Lakshmi 54.5 A. Sandesh 11. Spanish Moon 54.5 K. P. G. Appu Win: Aztec Star, Super Star 7. The Fantabulous King Plate 1200 M 5.00 P.M. 1. Mr Carpe 60 Y. S. Srinath 2. I Specialist 59.5 Sahanawaz 3. Pack Ur Bags 59.5 Imran Chisty 4. Next Move 58.5 A.Ramu

5. Forthcoming 57.5 Akshay 6. Go Green 55 Irvan Singh 7. Sunday Cruz 54.5 Adarsh G. 8. Wind Of Soul 54.5 Suraj Narredu 9. Meghalaya 53.5 Fr'co F Dasilva 10. Point Taken 52.5 Khurshad Alam 11. Sumela 51 Rajesh Kumar M Win: Wind of Soul, Meghalaya

8. The Guindy Plate 1400 M 5.30 P.M. 1. Key Of Knowledge 62 Arshad Alam 2. Hatchet Harry 61 A.Ramu 3. Lepton Pennatus 61 S. Babu 4. Independence Day 60.5 A.R.Pradeep 5. Volt 60 Mudassar Nazar 6. Spark Of Diablo 59.5 Neeraj Rawal 7. Wing Commander 59.5 A. Sandesh 8. Arabian King 59 P. Trevor 9. Emphatic Victory 58.5 M. Prabhakaran 10. Trillion Win 58 Vikash Tamang 11. Encourager 57 H. G. Rathod 12. Autumn Red 56.5 Suraj Narredu 13. Desert Delight 55.5 K. Raja Rao 14. Segomo 55 Chetan Kalay S. 15. Sugar Fairy 54 Anjar Alam Win: Autumn Red, Arabian King


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