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`50 crore in cash and details of hawala transactions of around `20,000 crore unearthed


into hibernation and are not initiating any new positions. IT sleuths also came across links ben Tuesday, raids were conducted by tween the racketeers with wanted bullion Mumbai’s Income Tax (IT) department traders Sandeep Chhabra alias Pawan and Sanat several offices of bullion traders in jay Chhabra from the diaries and few docuthe South Mumbai areas of Zaveri Bazar and ments seized from the traders’ offices. The brothers, known as Pawan and Sanjay Cotton Exchange. Sources in the IT department requesting anonymity, revealed that the Jaipur, are top notch bullion traders from department has seized approximately Rs.50 Jaipur, and are currently wanted in the betcrore in cash and details of the hawala trans- ting and IPL Season 6 fixing rackets. A look actions of around Rs.20,000 crore. Consequently, several bullion traders slipped Continued on pg 8 «


NCP reshuffle

Tainted ministers remain, lightweights go By Suyash Padate


he much awaited reshuffle of NCP ministers happened yesterday as party boss Sharad Pawar juggled around with the ministers under his party. Touted as preparations ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the intention publicly known was that it would be an exercise in increasing efficiency and competence as also ensuring a cleaner image for the party. But that seems to have not happened and it is not known as to what political compulsions forced the Maratha strongman to retain his tainted ministers. And, except for one, he has retained

PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal; Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare and Medical Education Minister Vijaykumar Gavit, all whose names have figured in various scams. But, Gulabrao Deokar, whose name figured in the 15-year-old Jalgaon housing scam case and recently saw a court frame charges against him was given the boot. The others dropped were mostly lightweights including Krishna Valley Development Minister Ramraje Nimbalkar; Tribal Development Minister Babanrao Pachpute; Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Laxman Dhoble (cabinet rank) and Minister of State for Urban Development Bhaskar Jadhav, Minister of

State for Cooperation and Revenue Prakash Solunke and Minister of State for Transport Gulabrao Deokar. Incidentally, Nimbalkar, Pachpute, Solunke, Jadhav and Deokar belong to the powerful Maratha community. The six new legislators who were sworn in as ministers include Madhukar Pichad, Dilip Sopal, Shashikant Shinde, all cabinet rank and Suresh Dhas, Uday Samant and Sanjay Savakare as ministers of state. The new ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by the state Governor K. Sankarnarayanan at a simple ceremony held in the Raj Bhavan yesterday.

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Eastern Expressway opens tomorrow Finally, it will be Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan accompanied by Union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Milind Deora who will inaugurate the much awaited Eastern Freeway and the Anik-Panjarpol Link Road (APLR) on June 13. The rather low key inauguration is a far cry from reported attempts by the Congress to either get party president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh or Union finance minister P. Chidambaram as the chief guest to inaugurate the project.


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Students confused over two aggregates chosen by the boiard to allocate marks under the ‘best of five’ scheme

RIGHT OR WRONG? Marks scored by some students have been calculated on the aggregate of 550 marks, while others had their marks calculated on the aggregate of 500 marks.

By Yatin Ingle


fter the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) declared the results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) last week, there is confusion among the students due to the allotment of marks under the ‘best of five’ scheme. As students do not have an idea about which marks from the six subjects are counted under the scheme, there is confusion as some few students have been


FY first merit list above 90 per cent High cut-off levels at colleges leaves students anxious. However, chief of Assn. of Non-aided Government Colleges has said students should wait for declaration of more lists By a Staff Reporter

in the HSC said, “I was shocked to see that even after securing 80 per ith the increase in the passing cent I was not able to book my seat percentage of the Mumbai di- in the first merit list”. The management courses had vision for the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) board examina- raised their cut-off limits as comtions, the passing percentage has pared to the traditional courses of also boosted the cut-offs for the Arts, Commerce and Science. The freshers. As the city colleges de- Bachelor of Management Studies clared the first cut-off list for the (BMS) had the highest cut-off of first year degree college students, 95.40 per cent while management the applicants found that the ad- courses like Bachelor of Banking missions had closed at an average and Insurance (BBI), Bachelor in of 90 per cent at one college after Accountancy and Finance (BAF), Bachelor in Financial Markets the other. As the first merit list went high (BFM) were narrowed down to the with the percentages, students were cut-off level of 90 per cent. In the list, even the traditional disappointed. Naseer Khan, a student who had secured 80 per cent courses of Arts, Commerce and Sci-



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ence also shared a marginal hike with the management courses. For the Arts stream, the highest cut-off was of 96.20 per cent for the St.Xaviers College. Following it, the Commerce and Science streams had an average of 85 per cent for the open categories in most of the colleges. Speaking to the ADC, Dr T. Shivare, Chairman, Association of Nonaided Government Colleges said, “The cut-offs have actually increased. It is more or less due to the number of applications and the similar percentages obtained by the students who have applied. Students should not loose hope and wait for more lists to be declared”.

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marked upon the overall total of 550 marks whereas others were marked on the overall total of 500 marks. In 2010, the State board introduced the ‘best of five scheme’. Under the scheme, students appearing for the SSC exam will have to pass in all the six subjects. While the marks obtained by the students in all subjects will be shown in the mark sheet, the overall percentage obtained by the student will be based on the aggregate of five subjects in which the student has scored maximum marks. The subject, in which the student has scored badly, will be dropped while counting the final percentage. Riya Singh, a student from a city school told ADC, “After I checked my results online, I realised that my overall average marks were marked upon the total of the overall five subjects of 550 marks whereas my friend’s was calculated on 500 marks. I had scored 76 in Marathi which was my lowest score and it was counted while in all the other subjects I had scored better than this. Then why

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St Xaviers College Arts 96.20 per cent SCI (Biological subjects) 84 per cent Science (non-biological subjects) 84 per cent

was my percentage calculated on 550 marks then?” Another student, Nitin Sawant said, “I and my friend have got the same marks but his overall aggregate of marks is calculated on 500 while my marks are calculated on 550 marks”. This scheme was worked out by the State School Education Department in association with the MSBSHSE and aims to relieve exam-related pressure on students. Laxmikanth Pandey, Chairman, MSBSHSE, Mumbai division told ADC, “Students should not be worried as the state board has correctly given out the marks. If a student is marked upon the overall aggregate marks of 550, then the subjects of Mathematics, Social Science or Science consisting of 150 marks is taken in the ‘best of five scheme’ whereas if not then the subject comprising of 100 marks is taken under consideration making it a total of 500 marks. Schools should make the students aware about the same so that there is no problem or confusion.”


Jai Hind College BMS 95.40 per cent

Ruia College BA 78 per cent BSC 90 per cent Biotech 86 per cent Computer Science 79 per cent BMM 81.5 per cent Sathe College BA 237 marks BSC 210 marks BCom 437 marks BMM 226 marks

Ruparel College BA 488 marks BMS 480 marks BCom 500 marks

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MUMBAI | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013 I have changed my name from Darji Nilesh Kumar Bachhulal to Nilesh Bachubhai Solanki as per Affidavit dated 07-06-2013. C-6944 I have changed my name from Rakshith D’silva to Rakshith Basil Rodricks as per Affidavit U-12488. C-6945 I, Miss. Ratna Anant Shaendye, have changed my name to Mrs. Shalini Hari Patwardhan as per deed poll Affidavit dated 10/06/13. C-6946 I, Miss. Malini Babaji Bhise, have changed my name to Mrs. Nandita Tanaji Parab as per deed poll Affidavit dated 07/05/13. C-6947

I have changed my name from Darji Nikunj Nilesh to Solanki Nikunj Nilesh as per Affidavit dated 03-06-2013. C-6943

I have changed my name from Ibrahim Afzal Mohamed, to ‘Shaikh Afzal Mohamed Ibrahim’ as per Affidavit dated 11/06/2013. C-6962

I have changed my name from Iqra Taufique Memon to Bushra Taufique Memon as per the Affidavit. C-6977 I have changed my name from Vimalkumar Heeralal Chauhan to Vimal Heeralal Chauhan as per the Affidavit. C-6978

I, Jayshri Prabhudas Sanghavi, have changed my name to Jayshree Sanjay Popat as per deed poll Affidavit dated 10/06/13. C-6949

I have changed my name from Nasrin Begum Mohammed Shakil to Hasina Sameer Shaikh as per Maha. Govt. Gazatte No. U-37303, dated 13.12.2012. C-6964

I have changed my name from Saleem Mohd Akbar Shaikh to Salim Muhammad Akbar Shaikh as per the Affidavit. C-6980

I, Tarachand Parmar, have changed my name to Jaywant Kulkarni as per deed poll Affidavit dated 06/06/13. C-6950

I have changed my name from Mr. Pandey Vikaschandra Tilkdhari to Pandey Vikashchandra Tilakdhari as per Affidavit. C-6965

I, Chirag Kiritkumar alias Kiritbhai Champaneri, have changed my name to Chirag Kirit Champaneri as per deed poll Affidavit dated 10/06/13. C-6951

I have changed my name from Rifat Kamal Akhtar Ansari to Rifatjaha Kamal Akhtar Ansari as per Affidavit dated 11-6-13. C-6966

I, Neelam Chandresh Jain, have changed my name to Leela Chandresh Jain as per deed poll Affidavit dated 10/06/13. C-6953


I have changed my name from Mohd Fahed, to ‘Momin Fahad Farooq’ as per Affidavit dated 11/06/2013. C-6961

I have changed my name from Mohd Arif Ansari to Mohammed Arif Ansari as per the Affidavit. C-6976

I have changed my name from Khalid Mohamed Nafees Ahmed to Khalid Nafis Ahmed as per the Affidavit. C-6979

I, Ajaram Kapuraram Purohit, have changed my name to Ajayraj Kapuraram Purohit as per Maha. Government Gazette No X-21926 dated 25/10/2007. C-6952

Thank you St. Jude for the favour granted. O holy St Jude Apostle & Martyr great in virtue & rich in miracles near kinsman of Jesus Christ faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart & humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance help me in my present urgent petition in return I promise to make your name known & cause you to be invoked. Say our father three Hail Mary & three glory be's St Jude pray for us & all who invoke your aid AMEN. Sonal Patel. C-6737

I have changed my name from Shahista Mohd Farooq Shaikh, to ‘Shahishta Farooq Shaikh’ as per Affidavit dated 11/06/2013. C-6960

I have changed my name from Tabish Anis Ahmed Shaikh to Tabish Anis Ahmed Khatik as per the Affidavit. C-6975

I have changed my name from Hardyalsingh Gurbachansingh to Hardyalsingh Gurbachansingh Jandu as per deed poll Affidavit. C-6963

I, Miss. Urmilaben Mulchand Mehta, have changed my name to Mrs. Urmila Shirish Mehta as per deed poll Affidavit dated 10/06/13. C-6948


I have changed my name from Murli Babu Chhedilal Loneya, to ‘Murli Babu Chhedilal Varma’ as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (X-94728) dated 28/03/2013. C-6959

I, Kinnery Hemal Nandola, have changed my name to Kinnary Hemal Nandola as per deed poll Affidavit dated 11/06/13. C-6954 I, Najmunisa Ayub Shaikh, have changed my name to Najmunisa Mehboob Shaikh as per Deedpoll Affidavit dated 11/06/2013. C-6955 I have changed my name from Mohammed Salman Usman Shaikh to Salman Usman Shaikh (According deed poll Affidavit dated 10/6/2013). C-6956 I have changed my name from Abdul Farooque Abdul Razzak Mulana Shaikh to Farooque Abdul Razzak Shaikh as per Maha. Gazette No. (X-24648). C-6957 I have changed my name from Mohd Atif Hanif Syed, to ‘Mohammed Atif Mohammed Hanif Sayed’ as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. (U-7807) dated 09/05/2013. C-6958

I have changed my name from Shahil Pyarali Nathani to Sahil Pyarali Nathani as per Affidavit dated 08th June, 2013. C-6967 I have changed my name from Rabia Pyarali Nathani to Rabiya Pyarali Nathani as per Affidavit dated 08th June, 2013. C-6968 I have changed my name from Dipak Pandurang Amdaskar to Deepak Pandurang Ambadaskar as per Affidavit dated 03rd May, 2013. C-6969 I have changed my name from Minakumari Doshi to Meena Doshi as per Affidavit dated 03rd May, 2013. C-6970 I have changed my name from Rashida Shabbir Gadiwala to Rashieda Husein Sehorewala as per Govt. Gazette No. U44293. C-6971 I have changed my name from Fahmeeda Banoo Rahimulla Ansari to Fahmeeda Mohammed Akram Farooqui as per the Affidavit. C-6972 I have changed my name from Anees Ahmed Babalal to Anis Ahmed Babalal Khatik as per the Affidavit. C-6973 I have changed my name from Saleha Kishwar Sultan Umar to Saleha Anis Ahmed Khatik as per the Affidavit. C-6974

I have changed my name from Desai Vijaybhai Bhupatbhai to Desai Vijay Bhupatbhai as per Affidavit. C-6981 I have changed my name from Zaid Ahmad Md Aamin to Zaid Ahmed Mohammed Amin Ansari as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. X- 68166. C-6982 I have changed my name from Osama Fazloo Rehman Ashrafi to Osama Fazlur Rehman Ashrafi as per Maha. Govt. Gazette No. U- 45663. C-6983 I have changed my name from Rushabhakumar Shantilal Maroo to Rushabh Shantilal Maroo as per Affidavit. C-6984 I have changed my name from Kesarben Hirji Patel to Kesarben Hirji Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6985 I have changed my name from Yogesh Hirji Patel to Yogesh Hirji Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6986 I have changed my name from Bhumika Hirji Patel to Bhumika Hirji Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6987 I have changed my name from Arvind Hirji Ravaria to Arvind Hirji Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6988 I have changed my name from Minakshi Arvind Ravaria to Minakshi Arvind Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6989 We, Mr. Arvind Hirji Ravariya and Mrs. Minakshi Arvind Ravariya, have changed our son’s name from Vyom Arvind Ravaria to Vyom Arvind Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6990

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Mahim building collapse toll rises to 10

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The dead include three members of noted city-based lawyer Rizwan Merchant’s immediate family Azad Shrivastav | ADC

By Zuber Ansari and Shwetha Kannan


well-known city based criminal lawyer, Rizwan Merchant lost his whole family except for his daughter while three more bodies, all minors were recovered from the debris of the ill-fated Altaf building in Mahim, this evening. The bodies recovered this evening have been identified as Jeeba Amin (16), Anam Danish Mitani (12) and Mariam Mitani (7). It has to be noted that in this building around 16 families were residing out of which eight families were affected, while the remaining were asked to vacate the building after the tragedy. At the time of going to press, the death toll had

reached ten. Seven bodies were dug out of the debris yesterday. Among the dead are: Tahira Hussein Merchant (70), Asifa Merchant (52) and Faraaz Merchant (18) from the family of Sanjay Dutt’s lawyer Rizwan Merchant. Tahira was Merchant’s mother while Asifa was his wife and Farhaz was his son. Merchant’s daughter apparently is still missing. Out of the six people who were injured, Sunil Singh Mishra (40), a watchman at the Maruti showroom in the building, who suffered head injuries is being treated at the KEM hospital while a 45year-old unidentified man was was admitted in an unconscious state at Sion hospital. The list of injured people included fire fighter Vishal More, who suffered injuries

A dead body being taken out of the debris of the Altaf building in Mahim on Tuesday. to his right leg while rescuing people on Monday and is being treated at Bhabha hospital, Bandra.

Jiah Khan suicide case: Suraj Pancholi sent to police custody

Six persons injured in the mishap that occurred on Monday night were admitted to Bhabha, KEM and Sion


uraj Pancholi, boyfriend of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, who committed suicide last week, was on Tuesday sent to police custody till June 13. The prosecution informed the local court that Suraj’s custody was necessary after allegations of threat, rape and assault were made against him in a note found in Jiah’s wallet. Suraj was arrested on Monday by Mumbai police on charges of abetment of suicide. The police have found five more letters exchanged between Suraj and Jiah. To procure more time to

to handwriting experts to verify their authenticity. We will also interrogate Suraj’s servant Deva also who was the last visitor at Jiah’s house.” “We had recovered Jiah Khan’s Blackberry and with its help we will know of the last people she contacted beverify the content of these let- fore her death. We are going ters, the police managed to to get an IT expert to crack get custody of Suraj for two the password,” added Nangre days. Suraj, the son of actors Patil. Suraj was remanded to poAditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, was arrested on Mon- lice custody till June 13 by a day after being booked under Mumbai court after prosecuIPC Section 306 for allegedly tion said his interrogation was necessary following alleabetting Jiah’s suicide. According to Additional gations of threat, assault and Commissioner of Police rape against him by the ac(West) Vishwas Nangre Patil, tress in a note discovered “We have sent all the letters three days after her suicide.

Flesh trade on the rise in Navi Mumbai By Amit Srivastav


avi Mumbai crime branch sleuths carried out raids at two bars in Shirvane village in Nerul and rescued six girls while arrested one pimp. The rescued girls were sent at women welfare home in Mankhurd while the pimp was sent on police remand till June 16 after presenting before magistrate at Vashi court. On Saturday night, the crime branch raided at the Moti Mahal and Sunrise bars located at Shirvane village in sector 1 in Nerul and rescued six girls who were according to police allegedly forced into the flesh trade. The police said that in both the bars

there was a separate provision for lodge which was opened during the bar time while the rest of time it was remain closed. It is recalled that just a month back, Thane Rural police carried out raid at Kapal bar in Panvel and rescued 90 girls of which 32 were minors. The police also recovered more than one crore rupees cash and jewelries from the bar and an attached lodge. The cases of flesh trade in the satellite city has been on the rise in recent times, says a member of an NGO, Conscious Citizen Forum based in Navi Mumbai. According to the NGO, the Shirvane village is a gaothan area and there is hardly any

commercial activity while most the peoples reside are having their own families. At the same time, the village is having more than 20 bars and an attached lodge. “Why a village is having more than 20 bars and lodge? Who really needs the lodge to stay,” said Gopal Saha, member of the NGO. He adds, “Shirvane village is not a tourist place where people come from different places and they need place where they stay for a night.” He questions, “Why has the city police given licenses to so many bars and lodges to operate in village node.” He informs that in most of the bars, female members served prohibited alcohol.

We are waiting for the BMC as well as fire brigade reports and on that basis we will start our investigation. We have started making enquiries about the building— when it was build and trying to find out what norms were violated during its construction, Kulkarni added. A portion of the building located near the famous Mahim dargah had collapsed on Monday night and from that time local peoples were helping the rescue team. The locals allege that the tragedy took place due to structural changes made to a car showroom on the ground floor. Till now we have recovered ten dead bodies and rescue operation is still going on. It will be cleared by late night, said Kulkarni.

Man held for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl in Sanpada By Amit Srivastav

By a Staff Reporter

hospitals. Debris removal operations are still on at the site of the tragedy, located on Cadell Road. Rescue team, including a Mahim police station officer told ADC that, as compared to Monday late night, today we got better opportunity to remove the debris, as the heavy rains on Monday proved an impediment to the relief operations. Talking to ADC, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP-Zone V) Dhananjay Kulkarni said, there are rumours doing the rounds that media persons were attacked by the local people and were stopped from taking the pictures of dead bodies, but till now we have not registered any FIR against any person and no action has been taken against anyone.


he Turbhe police have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly sexually harassing a 7-year-old girl from Sanpada in Navi Mumbai on Monday evening. According to the police, Hussain Kamarudding Khan, a native of Assam was staying at a rented flat at Sector 7 in Sanpada, where the victim lived with her family. He had been reportedly harassing the victim for last three months, before it came to the light on Tuesday evening. “The victim’s parents went out for some personal work around 6.30 pm, when she was playing with her siblings. On reaching home after an hour, when they did not find the girl at home,

they asked their neighbours about her. One of the neighbours informed that she had seen the girl going to the terrace of the building with the accused,” said Ramesh Katkar, senior police inspector of Turbhe police station. “The girl’s mother then went to the terrace searching for her daughter. However, before reaching the terrace, she saw her terrified daughter coming down the stairs. When she asked why she was so scared, she was unable to reply,” Katkar said. The mother then went to the terrace and found Khan suspiciously roaming there. She found something amiss. “The mother then took her daughter down to her home and asked her once again why she was so terrified. The girl then told her mother

what had transpired,” he said. The parents of the victim then approached the police and registered a complaint against Khan who arrested him on Tuesday morning. The police have booked him under section 377 of the IPC and 3A, 4 and 5M of Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act, 2012. He was produced before the judicial court on Tuesday afternoon. “Khan used to work as a watchman with a private company in Sanpada. He allegedly lured the girl with chocolates and had been committing the crime for last three months. We have not found any other criminal record of the accused so far,” another police officer said.

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08 CHANGE OF NAME We, Mr Vipul Hirji Ravariya and Mrs. Nayna Vipul Ravariya, have changed our daughter’s name from Nemisha Vipul Ravaria to Nemisha Vipul Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6991 I have changed my name from Nayna Vipul Ravaria to Nayna Vipul Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6992 I have changed my name from Vipul Hirji Ravaria to Vipul Hirji Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6993 I have changed my name from Vipul Hirji Patel to Vipul Hirji Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6994 I have changed my name from Hirji Ladha Patel to Hirji Ladha Ravariya as per Affidavit. C-6995 I have changed my name from Rajendraprasad Dattaram Shirodkar to Rajendra Dattaram Shirodkar as per Affidavit. C-6996 I have changed my name from Hasina Banu Abubakar Mujawar to Hasina Bashir Jamadar as per Affidavit. C-6997 I have changed my name from Akabar Mahammad Khan Pathan to Akbarkhan Mahammad Khan Pathan as per Affidavit. C-6998 I have changed my name from Shafoofa Mohammed Ayaz to Shagoofta Mohammed Ayaz Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-6999 I have changed my name from Aminabee Fakirmohammad Pathan to Amina Akbarkhan Pathan as per Affidavit. C-7000 I have changed my name from Ashabai to Sumitra Shashikant Jagtap as per Affidavit. C-7001

CLASSIFIEDS I have changed my name from Latha Venkatesh Iyer to Savitri Venkatesh Iyer as per Affidavit. C-7010

I have changed my name from Mohamed Nasir to Mohamed Nasir Sayed as per Affidavit dated 07/05/2013. C-7046

I have changed my name from Sachinkumar Sudhakar Bhalerao to Sachin Sudhakar Bhalerao as per Affidavit. C-7011

I have changed my name from Jeni Broonho Lopes to Jenny Bruno Lopes as per Affidavit. C-7029

I have changed my name from Sayed Md Nasir to Sayed Mohamed Nasir as per Affidavit dated 07/05/2013. C-7047

I have changed my name from Gana Vitthal Patil to Ganesh Vitthal Patil as per Affidavit. C-7012

I have changed my name from Broonho Lopes to Bruno Lopes as per Affidavit. C-7030

I have changed my name from Vijaykumar Madhukar Parwatkar to Vijay Madhukar Parwatkar as per Affidavit. C-7013

I have changed my name from Mukta Lakhabhai Vaniya to Muktaben Lakhabhai Vaniya as per Affidavit. C-7031

I have changed my name from Sahana Shahid Shekh to Sahana Shahid Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-7014 I have changed my name from Amar Kumar Kailash Prasad Jhunjhunwala to Amar Kailash Prasad Jhunjhunwala as per Affidavit. C-7015 I have changed my name from Durgaprasad Ramdod B.Rajak to Durgaprasad Ramdaur Kanojia as per Affidavit. C-7016 I have changed my name from Smita Subhash Pandhrkar to Smita Subhash Pandurkar as per Affidavit. C-7017 I have changed my name from Deepak Verhomal Asoodani to Deepak Verhomal Assudani as per Affidavit. C-7018 I have changed my name from Sitalakshmi Pakkiam Thver to Sitalakshmi Pakkiam Thever as per Affidavit. C-7019 I have changed my name from Shakila Bano Jan Mohammed to Shakila Bano Jaan Mohammed Khan as per Affidavit dated 04--06-2013. C-7020

I have changed my name from Ruksana Bano Sajjaudin to Ruksana Nasir Parihar as per Affidavit. C-7002 I have change my name from Mohammad Shakoor Mohd Hakeem to Shaikh Mohammad Shakoor Mohd Hakeem as per Affidavit. C-7003

I have changed my name from Sukhada Uday Pavaskar to Jayshri Uday Pawaskar as per Affidavit. C-7022

I have change my name from Jagral Mohammed Elyas Ibrahim to Jagral Mohammed Ilyas Ibrahim as per Affidavit. C-7004

I have changed my name from Pravin Kumar Mahavir Jain to Pawan Mahavir Jain as per Affidavit. C-7023

I have changed my name from Urvashi Uday Chari to Jyotsna Uday Chari as per Affidavit. C-7005

I have changed my name from Qureshi Shouk Zoag to Qureshi Shoaq Zoaq as per Affidavit. C-7024

I have changed my name from Rahul Ramesh Jain to Rahul Ramesh Kothari as per Affidavit. C-7006

I have changed my name from Abdullah Ansari to Ibadullah Barkatullah Ansari as per Affidavit. C-7025

I have changed my name from Pravesh Pal to Pravesh Kumar Pal as per Affidavit. C-7008 I have changed my name from Ritesh Jha to Ritesh Dyndeo Jha as per Affidavit. C-7009


I have changed my name from Shabbarali Asgerali to Shabberali Asgerali Amravatiwala as per Affidavit. C-7028

I have changed my name from Navinchandra Jeram Bhanushali to Navin Jeram Bhanushali as per Affifavit. C-7021

I have changed my name from Suraj Sudevan to Suraj Sudevan Nair as per Affidavit. C-7007

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I have changed my name from Tejashkumar Sevantilal Shah to Tejas Sevantilal Shah as per Affidavit. C-7032 I have changed my name from Mithan Ramesh Punjabi to Mithun Ramesh Punjabi as per Affidavit. C-7033 I have changed my name from Mohd Owias Mohammed Yusuf Qureshi to Mohammed Owase Mohammed Yusuf Qureshi as per Affidavit. C-7034 I have changed my name from Jayeshkumar Sanghvi to Jayesh Sanghvi as per Affidavit. C-7035 I have changed my name from Shezad Maqbul Ahmed Khan to Shehzad Maqbul Ahmed Khan as per Affidavit. C-7036 I have changed my name from Atiqur Rahman Habibur Rahman Rawoot to Atikrahman Habib Rawoot as per Affidavit. C-7037 I have changed my name from Amit Premchand Mishra to Amit Premchandra Mishra as per Affidavit. C-7038 I have changed my name from Avhad Dnyandev Genu to Avhad Dnyaneshwar Genu as per Affidavit. C-7039 I have changed my name from Anwar Bano Shirol to Patel Anwari Begum as per Affidavit. C-7040 I have changed my name from Saleh Mohammed Firoz Ahmed Shaikh to Mohammed Saleh Mohammed Firoz Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit. C-7041 I have changed my name from Akhalak Ahmad Abdul Gani Inamdar to Akhlaq Ahmed Abdul Gani Inamdar as per Affidavit dated 11/06/2013. C-7042 I have changed my name from Mansarali Farid Ahmed to Mansoor Farid Ahmed Shaikh as per Affidavit dated 07/05/13. C-7043

I have changed my name from Miss. Jagruti Ramchandra Satam to Mrs. Sankashti Sattyawan Parab as per Affidavit. C-7026

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Cops bust prostitution racket in Bhayandar By Suresh Golani

Aher, after establishing contact and striking a deal with n a joint operation con- the gang of pimps through a ducted by the Anti- decoy customer, laid a trap Human Trafficking Cell of near the Maxus Mall on Monthe Thane (rural) police in as- day night. "We planted a decoy cussociation with the Bhayandar police and members of NGO- tomer, who was told by kingOperation Rehab, a prostitu- pin – Soni More (27) that he tion racket was busted in would have to pay Rs.20,000 Bhayandar late on Monday for each girl. Our decoy agreed to the deal and asked night. Five girls including a minor for five girls. Subsequently, we have been rescued by the po- laid a trap and nabbed More lice team who nabbed four along with her accomplices pimps including two women identified asVeena Karmawat and charged them under the (27) , Suresh Gauda (28) and stringent Prevention of Im- Vinod Kulal (23),” said PI moral Trafficking Act. Acting ShantaramValvi. Five girls inon an information provided cluding a minor were rescued by the NGO, regarding a gang from the clutches of the kidthat was involved in pushing nappers. The rescued girls minor girls into flesh trade, a have been sent to a rehabilipolice team led by API Atul tation center in Mumbai.


IT dept raids bullion traders Continued from pg 1 « out notice has also been issued against the Jaipur brothers. Jt CP (Crime) Himanshu Roy said, “As yet, the police have only arrested one

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The IT sleuths conducted the raids in the offices of one of the country’s largest gold traders Riddisiddhi Bullions Limited (RSBL), informed a top IT official. The raids were also conducted at the residences of Prithviraj Kothari, added the official. However, RSBL company’s officials said, it was not a raid but a routine survey conducted by the IT sleuths. Kothari was not present at the offices and his residence when the raids were conducted, said IT officials. Furthermore, it cannot be clearly said whether the raids were in connection with the IPL fixing scams but this angle would also be considered during the probe, said the IT officials. hawala trader Alpesh Patel and considering that the Jaipur brothers are well known bullion traders, his links with the bullion traders becomes apparent but the crime branch has not come across their links with the bullion traders in terms of money laundering.” The Jaipur brothers handle huge havala transactions especially between Dubai and India, said the investigators from city’s crime branch, requesting anonymity. Sources in the IT said that commodity trading and betting business was run from the jewellery showrooms in Jaipur, which belonged to the Jaipur brothers. Meanwhile, the tax authorities are on the trail of other bullion dealers in Mumbai, Rajasthan, Delhi and Gujarat.

Finally, Mumbai gets a proper forensics complex

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By Shwetha Kannan


umbai has finally got its own state of the art forensics complex in the grounds of the BMC-run LTMG Hospital at Sion. “This medico-legal complex in the premises of Sion hospital will bring all allied branches of forensics under one roof,” said Dr Rajesh Dere, head of the post mortem department, of the facility which was inaugurated on Monday. The equipment that has been sanctioned makes this complex the second of its kind in the country. There is a similar set up in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. This four storied complex is spread across 48,000 sq feet with eight post mortem tables, two of which are for pathological post mortem and four for simple and routine medico- legal cases. The remaining two tables are exclusively for medico-legal cases that are of major significance or are sensitive in nature. Dr. Dere also informed that the BMC has sanctioned five

This is the medico-legal complex in Sion hospital which will have all allied branches under one roof. operation theatre (OT) lights, a striker autopsy saw and portable radiology machine. “The light will be brighter with the OT lights. The striker autopsy

RSS pacifies Advani

MUJHSE PANGA NAHI LENA: L.K. Advani gestures...

By Prashant Hamine


he Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has finally forced sulking senior BJP leader L.K. Advani to retrace his steps with a blunt message that the decision to anoint Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as poll campaign committee chief will not be reversed. In a blunt message to Advani, Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat is reported to have told the senior BJP leader to respect the party decision and guide the party. The message from the Sangh has been that it will now project the younger leadership rather than give repeated chances to senior party leaders at the electoral hustings. Senior Sangh sources yesterday disclosed that in a bid to pacify the Advani camp the Sangh is reported to have informed the BJP leadership to keep the issue of who to project as the prime ministerial candidate until the time warrants it. Amidst the storm over Advani’s resignation what many have missed it that while the senior leader had quit from all party posts, he had not quit as the convener of BJP led National

Democratic Alliance (NDA). According to Sangh sources, with Advani still as the head of the NDA he still remains in the overall framework of the party. By backing Modi to the hilt, the Sangh gamble is that if Modi fails to catapult the BJP close to government formation post 2014 Lok Sabha polls then Advani because of his now perceived anti-Modi stance will become amiable to the antiModi allies like the JD-U in the NDA. For the Sangh, the BJP needs a new rallying point and force to reunite and rejuvenate its party cadres. If Modi charisma works, then as it is the Sangh has already asked Advani to play the role of the patriarch and guide the younger leadership. In respect of Advani’s close supporters Yashwant Sinha and Jaswant Singh both of them are no longer in the good books of the Sangh. According to Sangh sources Jaswant Singh fell out of favor with the Sangh following his handling of the hijacking of the Indian Airlines flight to Kandahar in December 1999. As for Yashwant Sinha the Sangh has never trusted the former socialist turned right wing leader.

saw will help reduce the time taken to chisel out the cranial vault with the hammer and chisel method from 18 to 20 minutes, to five to seven minutes. The portable X ray

will save us the effort of taking the body to the X ray room,” said Dr. Dere. While the budget for these requirements has been sanctioned, a


proposal for an evidence investigator tool costing Rs 95 lakh has already been given to the BMC. “The evidence investigator tool will help in anti mortem (before death) cases of addictive drugs and poison and also in the post mortem of such cases. It reveals post mortem results about the nature of drug consumed within fifteen minutes which otherwise, when sent to the Kalina Forensic Laboratory, takes months. In case of antimortem cases, quick results will help in administering timely medical help,” said Dr. Dere. The new complex will have air purifiers, waiting rooms for relatives and LCD screens that will display the status of the on going PM for the family if required. “We are trying to bring all aspects of forensics, including DNA testing laboratory, under a single umbrella so that there is no running around to different places. This will happen in phases as and when budget is available and sanctioned,” said Dr. Dere.


RSS wanted to boot Advani out

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Ponder awhile… “Righteousness acts never in its own interest, but in the interest of fellow men.” — Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Policemen must be friends of citizens


t happens all the time. Instances of attack by the police on innocent citizens and of misuse of power by them are reported in the media almost every day. The police have vast powers but these are expected to be used for maintaining law and order and rendering assistance to people. A citizen was falsely charged with possession of drugs and dragged to the police station. Actually the police were cooperating with the landlord of the flat who wanted the tenant out. With him out of the flat, the landlord threw out all his belongings with the help of some 30 men. It is not difficult to see why the police were “cooperating” with the landlord. In another incident, a boy and his elder sister who were standing and chatting outside their own building were asked to go in by the police. The sister asked for the identity card of the police who were in plainclothes. This angered the police and the two were taken to station and beaten up. When the police produced them in court, the sister showed marks of injury on her body and the court sent her to judicial instead of police custody. There are also complaints that traffic cops slap drivers who break rules instead of imposing a fine on them. Perhaps money plays an important part with regard to various law and order operations by the police. It has become quite clear that the Mumbai police is not citizen friendly. What is a matter for concern is the victims usually are helpless innocent folks. The police behaviour will perhaps improve if they are taught during training how they should win our law-abiding people on their side. There are black sheep in every profession and the police is no exception. What is however a matter for concern is that the number of black sheep in the police force is more than what it is in other professions.



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t is obvious that Narendra Modi and his cohorts completely underestimated the lengths to which BJP patriarch L.K. Advani would go to disrupt their plans to take over the party. Actually, Advani had given them an indication but they chose to ignore the hint. The night before the big announcement in Goa, an interlocutor, who was in constant touch with Advani, came and told the Modi camp that the veteran leader had threatened to quit all his party posts if they went ahead and appointed the Gujarat chief minister as campaign committee chief without his compromise formula of two poll committees. Advani had suggested that the BJP set up one committee for the Lok Sabha polls, which could be headed by Modi, and another for the forthcoming state polls, which he wanted former BJP president Nitin Gadkari to chair.


post Vajpayee-Advani power equations within the party before the next Lok Sabha elections. Advani is battling on behalf of the faction that wants to shut Modi out of national politics. The RSS has an interesting motive for backing Modi in the ongoing power struggle in the BJP. It wants to boot Advani out and send him into retirement. And it thinks Modi is the most effective weapon to use against the patriarch. Ever since he took over as RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat has been wanting Advani to hang up his boots. In fact, according to insiders, he has told the veteran leader in so many words, advising him to be a Bhishma Pitamah or a marg

Fight betweem Gen Next leaders Modi’s overenthusiastic cheerleaders simply pooh-poohed the warning, confident that the old man would never carry out his threat. For them, their one-time mentor was a lion in winter, ageing and toothless. When the resignations came the next day, in a hard hitting letter that slammed Gen Next leaders for pursuing “personal agendas”, the party went into shock. It is interesting that Modi absented himself from the hastily summoned meeting of the parliamentary board that evening. Clearly, he didn’t want to be caught out on the falsehoods he had been spreading. The day his appointment was announced, Modi had tweeted that he had Advani’s blessings. His drumbeaters also went around telling the media that he would be travelling to Delhi the next day to meet the patriarch. Instead of blessing his former protégé, Advani slapped him in the face with his resignations. The succession war is on in full earnest now. It’s not Modi versus Advani. The battle is much bigger. It’s a do-or-die fight between the BJP’s Gen Next leaders who have been waiting in the wings for as long as they can remember. They are determined to settle the

POWER TALK Arati R. Jerath darshak for the Gen Next leaders. Apart from the obvious logic of retiring the old guard, Bhagwat was also keen to have a younger leadership take charge of the BJP so that the hierarchy would be clear. Advani is too senior for Bhagwat to exercise any influence and as long as he remained at the helm, he would ensure that the RSS has no say in BJP affairs. Relations between Bhagwat and Advani really plummeted after the BJP veteran lobbied against a second term as party president for the RSS chief’s protégé, Nitin Gadkari. It was a prestige battle from which Bhagwat emerged battered and bruised. Advani’s ad-

vocacy of Gadkari as chief of a second poll panel was obviously meant to be an olive branch to the RSS boss to garner his support in the fight against Modi. So far, Bhagwat hasn’t responded to Advani’s peace gesture. He is letting Suresh Soni, who is virulently opposed to Advani, dabble in the BJP’s internal politics. He himself is keeping a safe distance for fear of getting burnt again.

Rahul disappears from the radar While the Congress is elated by the fratricidal war in the BJP, it also seems to be worried by Modi’s elevation to numero uno position. The day the announcement came from Goa, the party imposed a gag order on its spokespersons, bloggers and tweeters. The order that went out was: don’t criticise Modi; just concentrate on the war in the BJP. As a result, Congress spokespersons doing the rounds of TV studios are trying hard to hold themselves back in their comments on Modi. There’s hardly any mention of the 2002 Gujarat riots or the unflattering social indices in his state or snide references to his authoritarian ways. Instead, they are playing on the dissensions in the BJP. Clearly, the party hasn’t evolved a strategy to counter Modi. It seems to be banking on the BJP to do its job. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi has disappeared from the radar. The media must be deeply disappointed. It doesn’t look like there’ll be a Modi versus Rahul contest after all. Pro-Advani camp follower S.S. Ahluwalia’s turbans in Goa seemed to reflect the mood in the faction. Although he wears turbans in designated colours for each day of the week, they were particularly apt as the battle unfolded. On Saturday, the day the pro-Modi flatly rejected all attempts at a compromise, Ahluwalia wore black. It’s the colour of Shani but it’s also the colour of mourning. And the next day, when BJP president Rajnath Singh made the bombshell announcement, Ahluwalia wore a red turban. That’s the colour of the sun god but it’s also the colour of revolt! Was it a warning to the other side?

Non-resistance is Salvation; Resistance is Ruin I

t is incomparably less dangerous to act justly than unjustly, to submit to injuries than to resist them with violence, less dangerous even in one’s relations to the present life. If all men refused to resist evil by evil our world would be happy. Q. But so long as only a few act thus, what will happen to them? A. If only one man acted thus, and all the rest agreed to crucify him, would it not be nobler for him to die in the glory of non-resisting love, praying for his enemies, than to live to wear the crown of Caesar stained with the blood of the slain? However, one man, or a thousand men, firmly resolved not to oppose evil by evil are far more free from danger by violence than those who resort to violence, whether among civilised or savage neighbors. The robber, the murderer, and the cheat will leave them in peace, sooner than those who oppose them with arms, and those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword, but those who seek after peace, and behave kindly and harmlessly, forgiving and forgetting injuries, for the most part enjoy peace, or, if they die, they die blessed. In this way, if all kept the ordinance of nonresistance, there would obviously be no evil nor crime. If the majority acted thus they would establish the rule of love and good will even win over evil doers, never opposing evil with evil, and never resorting to force. If there were a moderately large minority of such men, they would exercise such a salutary moral influence on society that every cruel punishment would be abolished, and violence and feud would be re-

ordinarily made against its practicability are stated and refuted. Thus one chapter in a book of his treats of non-resistance in exceptional cases, and he owns in this connection that if there were cases in which the rule of non-resistance were impossible of application, it would prove that the law was not universally authoritative. There is no aspect of the question, either on his side or on his opponents’, which he has not followed up in his writings. I mention all this to show the unmistakable interest which such works ought to have for men who make a profession of Christianity, and because one would have thought Ballou’s work would have been well known, and the ideas expressed by him would lave been either accepted or refuted; but such has not been the case. The work of Garrison, the father, in his For fifty years, Ballou wrote and published foundation of the Society of Non-resistants books dealing principally with the question and his Declaration, even more than my of non-resistance to evil by force. In these correspondence with the Quakers, conworks, which are distinguished by the clear- vinced me of the fact that the departure of ness of their thought and eloquence of ex- the ruling form of Christianity from the law position, the question is looked at from of Christ on non-resistance by force is an every possible side, and the binding nature error that has long been observed and of this command on every Christian who ac- pointed out, and that men have laboured, knowledges the Bible as the revelation of and are still labouring, to correct. God is firmly established. All the ordinary Ballou’s work confirmed me still more in objections to the doctrine of non-resistance this view. But the fate of Garrison, still from the Old and New Testaments are more that of Ballou, in being completely unbrought forward, such as the expulsion of recognised in spite of fifty years of obstinate the moneychangers from the Temple, and so and persistent work in the same direction, on, and arguments follow in disproof of confirmed me in the idea that there exists them all. The practical reasonableness of a kind of tacit but steadfast conspiracy this rule of conduct is shown independently of silence about all such efforts. of Scripture, and all the objections — Leo Tolstoy

placed by peace and love. Even if there were only a small minority of them, they would rarely experience anything worse than the world’s contempt, and meantime the world, though unconscious of it, and not grateful for it, would be continually becoming wiser and better for their unseen action on it. And if in the worst case some members of the minority were persecuted to death, in dying for the truth they would have left behind them their doctrine, sanctified by the blood of their martyrdom. Peace, then, to all who seek peace, and may overruling love be the imperishable heritage of every soul who obeys willingly Christ’s word, “Resist not evil.”


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Crocodile tears

BY resigning from three crucial posts in the BJP its patriarch, L.K. Advani has ambushed not just the irresistible rise of Narendra Modi. He has put up a speed bump before the a party that appeared to be regrouping around the Gujarat chief minister after the Goa conclave in which he was appointed as the chief of the BJP's campaigning committee for 2014 elections. Advani's awkward resignation borders on dissent and have brought sharp differences within the BJP with some of the Advani's loyalist have exuded confidence that they will be able to mollify the angry veteran. Advani foresaw his gradual isolation once the party leadership rooted for Modi. Whether Advani, at his advanced age, can engineer a turnaround in the BJP's electoral fortunes is doubtful. I strongly feel that BJP's coalition partners including JD (U) made no acrimonious noise after Modi’s elevation in Goa, but seem to have TO BE OR NOT TO BE! Advani broods over his and his party’s future. changed of mind once Advani, who assiduously put together the NDA, time, the sudden decision to quit of the educational institutions. quit the party posts. all post is relevant showing his dis— Vineet Phadtare, Borivli — Bhagwan Thadani, Pune tress with the party affairs. The crest fallen leader choose his exist    after the Goa summit.    This pious, cultured elderly THE Congressmen should proIT is amusing to find that the BJP leader of the parivar, who was in- fusely thank the 86 plus BJP leadtop brass has suddenly realised strumental in the late Nineties to ers for extricating them from a that Advani is their ‘greatest leader’, elevate BJP to the national level nearly hopeless situation virtually ‘guide’ and that he is needed very from 2 MPs to 182 to rule, is his- within less than 24 hours of the anmuch by the party. This looks like tory! He was under RSS surveil- nouncement of Modi’s name to lance ever since his remark on Pak head the BJP’s Lok Sabha 2014 shedding crocodile OF leader late Mohammed Ali Jinnah, campaign. The ‘secular’ party can tears because, having LETTER THE DAY as a secular leader, during one of now rest assured of securing a known Advani's objection to their decision to anoint the his speech at Pakistan visits. The comfortable majority on its own, Gujarat strongman as the election remark obviously took the hardlin- which would also help them in committee chairman, they still ers of RSS for his head, followed by doing away with the clutches of went ahead and made the an- party second in vain attempt to win the outside support extended by some unreliable and opportunistic nouncement with a lot of fanfare in seats for power in 2009. Advaniji, irrespective of your re- parties. his absence. They could have waited for some more time and ligious reservations, you will al— Jorhat Singh, Kandivli sorted out the matter. It is ironical ways remain as a respectable that the same party which accuses leader with a clean image and cul   the Congress of having two power ture that you maintained all centres is itself suffering from the through your public life! WHILE gleefully watching the onmalady. — Govindan Unni, Malad going BJP drama from the wings, the Congressmen must surely be — Dr. V. Subramanyan, Thane enjoying the veracity of their late    leaders words pronounced way    THE sulking attitude displayed by back in 1979-80: With enemies AT last L.K. Advani decided to quit the octogenarian BJP leader is rem- like these, who needs friends? The his sangh parivar relations! Though iniscent of some petty quarrels more the fissures in the BJP come the chief architect of BJP was not which usually break out among to the fore, the nearer the Concomfortable with his men for some school girls in the primary sections gress comes to attaining their

Need for disaster management THE monsoon has arrived with a bang. All these years there was delay in arrival of monsoon. But this year around the rain has started pouring cats and dogs from the word go and it is a welcome sign for farmers and the water problem will not pose a threat in Mumbai. In the last 12 hours 100 mm of rain has fallen and it brought cheer for the people. At the same time the city roads are in bad shape and that causes ripples in the mind of road users. With more and more pot holes and craters on the road, vehicular traffic is coming to standstill in places where water stagnation is there. More heavy showers are forecast in next 48 hours and the situation will become bad to worse then by that time. But the solace is that temperature dipped considerably and people are free form hot sun. — Chandrasekherapuram Krishnan C.K., Vashi

Monsters know no faith Just as a terrorist has no religion, so also a rapist. A rapist is a frustrated person who goes on raping every woman he meets. He does not see whether she is a mother, a sister or a neighbour. All he wants to do is enjoy himself. The rape laws in India are very weak. That is why we see hundreds of rapes taking place every day. Sometimes



rape cases are covered up by the police because the rapist is a friend of the police. — Jubel D’Cruz, Dombivili

Cricket for cricketers 1) BCCI should be run by seasoned cricketers (supported by honest professionals) of repute and not by Politicians and corporates who haven’t seen a cricket bat in their life. May be having a benchmark of say more than 50 or 75 matches played by the cricketers 2) Abolish IPL. Period!! 3) Legalise cricket betting. Betting will never end, for humans do like to gamble, but legalising betting and regulating it would be a better option than allowing the mafia to run betting syndicates and fixing matches to make money at the cost of the game. If horse racing is legal in India why not cricket betting? Horse racing betting is legal due to the Britishers who were ruling in India 4) Bring in stringent anti fixing laws 5) Bring BCCI under RTI 6) Dope test to be made mandatory in cricket 7) Hire the best of Anti corruption unit in the world. It makes sense to spend big money here especially when it can be afforded. Give the contract to Scotland Yard.

cherished goal of grabbing the power at the Centre for a record third successive term. If this ideological tussle in BJP continues unabated, then the secular Party can even hope to reach a comfortable figure of around 280 to 290 on its own in the May 2014 Lok Sabha polls. — Arun Malankar, Santa Cruz

so far nothing has been gained by common man. In simple words, we can say he is total failure, so it does not matter Advani’s resignation, just for the oldest activist, BJP should give him big salute for his tenure in the party, as follower. — Bhavesh Jani, Nalasopara



NARENDRA Modi’s elevation in the BJP file & ranks as head of poll THE writing is on the wall. The rift campaign panel would backfire in the BJP came out in the open among the NDA as even stalwarts after Narendra Modi was ap- in the BJP remained absent in the pointed as the Chief of Election process which elected the Gujarat Campaign for the General elec- stalwart. Namo as he is popularly tions 2014. One way it is good be- called is responsible for the rapid cause dead woods in the party growth and progress of his State should go and new lease of life but his Hindutva and communal should be given to BJP for the task based politics would backfire ahead next year. A day after Naren- when it comes to national politics dra Modi was named the campaign where you need a secular leader chief of the party, BJP patriarch L.K. for mass based appeal. However, Advani today quit from all party Modi’s popularity among the posts. The reason, many say, is that youth cannot be denied and he is Advani hasn't yet shed his prime a man of ideas who can propel ministerial ambitions. L.K. Ad- our country’s economy. He is vani's resignation has not been ac- young and dynamic with a vision cepted by the party. This is partly for the future. He needs to be because he is such a polarising fig- groomed properly and the man ure. Politics is a game of hide and himself should change some of seek and Advani is just trying to his thought process on secularism play his trump card. Modi's eleva- to make a mark in national polition is a right step in the right di- tics as he certainly is one of the tallest leaders our country has at rection. If Advani feel offended then it is the moment! his own decision and a compro— S.N. Kabra, Goregaon mise formula can save from further damage to BJP.    — Ravi Ram S. Mani, Khargar

ULTIMATELY, the inevitable has happened in BJP. The saying that there are no permanent friends or CONGRATS to Modi and thanks to enemies in politics was found to be BJP activists and those big heads, correct in BJP’s case. For that matter, Advani himself is who played good role and kept faith in Modi for the next battle of responsible for the state he is in. It election. Though Advani was un- is the same Advani who supervised happy and he resigned from his the destruction of Babri Masjid. His status, but he failed to accept the life is a lesson to others. While he truth that he has already lost the was the darling of BJPwalas and faith and support of the common RSSwalas, when the opportunity man and BJP supporters. It is great came, Vajpayee who disapproved shock, but Modi shall fill all the the destruction was made the gaps by all cost. Except ‘Yatra and Prime Minister. Likewise, in Modi’s rally’ including for Ram mandir case too, he will have to pay the temple appeal, no any pivotal issue price for 2002 when and if an opresolved for the common man. portunity comes to form the govThese are the only achievement by ernment. Advani, for the common man and — M.H. Nayak, Mumbai   

8) Transparency in selection process which can be shown live to public 9) Counselling to budding as well as cricketers who have just made their debut. 10) Stop this marriage of Cricket with Bollywood. Divorce them!

Lessons of Naxalism

— Chandrakant Kotian, Vikhroli

Rude BEST conductors cause losses AT a time when the BEST management is said to be concerned about the accumulating losses and exploring all the possibilities for damage control it is obvious to behold that the driver and conductors at large are increasingly becoming rude towards the passengers irrespective of old age and women. They are seen gossiping in the bus depots and have no time for passengers once they start and hurry them with discourteous and disrespectful languages. They deliberately do not wait a second for passengers who are just on the approach even though the bus is half-empty. Increasing bus fares should not alone be the only option for the BEST management and their team should make a comprehensive study and punish the rude conductors and the drivers who are solely responsible for huge losses so that the public who are paying for their travel are given due respect and feel that the BEST is more accommadative. — T.M. Uday Shankar, Mumbai

WITH reference to the editorial titled ‘Naxalism versus Corruption’ by Kuldip Nayar dated Tuesday, June 4, a revolution is necessary to set things right when social change is impossible otherwise stagnation will occur. However, one can convert Naxalite trends into democratic trends by for example starting fast track courts to ensure speedy and fair justice for one and all, make education compulsory for one and all to wipe out illiteracy, ensure basic facilities like good roads, plentiful water supply, good electric supply, introduction of the commune system to break caste, class and communal barriers and the promotion of discipline, sharing of resources etc.

— Peter Castellino, Mumbai


Produce Abu Jundal in person: MCOCA Court CITY

By Philip Varghese

government recently had issued a Government Resolution (GR) aphe designated Maharashtra prehending that Jundal will be kidControl of Organised Crime napped by terrorist organization Act (MCOCA) Court, hearing while he will be taken to the court the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul from Arthur Road jail where he is case on Tuesday asked the Police to lodged in a high security cell. While hearing the case, the court produce the arrested accused and suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was informed that Jundal cannot be operative Zabihuddin Ansari alias produced in the court because of Abu Jundal in the court personally. the GR banning from taking Jundal Special Public Prosecutor Raja outside the jail. To this, the court, Thackeray was also not present in however, asked the police to prothe court and his associate Ashok duce Jundal. It will be recalled that in NovemChimilkar sought time till tomorrow for the prosecution to open its ber last year, the Anti-Terrorism process, following which the desig- Squad (ATS) had filed a supplemennated Judge S.V. Modak adjourned tary charge sheet against Jundal. the hearing considering that Jundal The charge sheet was 3,650 pages long and named him as the main was not produced in the court. It will be recalled that the state conspirator along with co-accused


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Contracts must be honoured: Editors’ Guild of India By A Staff Reporter

Fayaz Kazgi. According to the ATS, one of its teams chased a Tata Sumo and an Indica on Chandawd-Manmad Highway near Aurangabad on May 8, 2006, and arrested three suspects. The team seized 30kg RDX, 10 AK-47 assault rifles and 3,200 bullets from them. Later, the police seized 13kg RDX, six AK-47s, 50 hand grenades and two swords from other suspects. Those arrested reportedly told the police that the consignment was brought in by Jundal, who had fled along with Kazgi to Pakistan. Kazgi, a senior of Jundal at Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Beed, had allegedly introduced him to the terror outfits.

Baby Saarth is holding on By A Staff Reporter


n May 29, the ADC had reported on how the parents of six week old Saarth Nandgaonkar, who waited for six hours at the BMC-run KEM hospital to be guided to the right department for treatment of their baby, were asked to come back on June 15 as Dr. N Agarwal, head of the Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CVTS) department was out of town. The good news is that fifteen days since the incident, the Nandgaonkars, who returned to their home in Ratnagiri, are happy to report that Saarth is health wise

doing well for the present. Two weeks after his birth, Saarth’s parents noticed that he had trouble in breathing. His chest used to pound unusually and he had difficulty in swallowing. His urine output was low and he used to keep crying for hours. His palms would turn blue. After consulting several doctors in Ratnagiri and Kolhapur, they came to KEM hospital for the first time on May 13. It was on their second visit to KEM when they had to spend six anxious hours at the hospital. “His condition is stable and improving. There have been no major episodes of ill health for him. We are


n a press note issued yesterday, the Editors Guild of India said it was “deeply concerned over the abrupt termination of four senior editorial team members of Forbes India, including its editor, Indrajit Gupta, managing editor Charles Assisi, executive editor Shishir Prasad and director (photography), Dinesh Krishnan. “The four senior journalists had worked with the magazine since its inception as part of the launch team, and their sudden removal without reasonable notice and even elementary courtesy cuts at the very root of editorial independence. Basic security and pro-

tection from arbitrary action are essential if senior journalists are to go about their task with courage and fairness. “Whether their termination is a reaction to their insistence on exercising their contractual rights to employee stock options (ESOPs) or is the result of an overall restructuring exercise undertaken by the company is a question to be settled in another forum, and preferably by way of negotiations leading to an agreed solution. Considering that senior journalists are involved in this dispute with a media house, the Guild would reiterate at this stage that it is essential that all contracts should be honoured,” the press note said.

Bus ride in Mira Bhayandar will cost 15 to 20 pc more! By Suresh Golani

happy that he is getting better,” said Saarth’s father, Pritam Nandgaonkar. Pritam had his own reasons for getting back to Ratnagiri. “In Mumbai, I was staying with my uncle and for how long could I have continued to do so? Also, during the waiting period, if anything had happened to Saarth, I wouldn’t have known what to do because I know nobody there. But in Ratangiri I have people who will help me in times of emergencies. So I thought of going back,” said Pritam. Pritam said that the family plans to come back to Mumbai for Saarth’s treatment after confirming the dates with hospital authorities.

ing to pay a royalty of Rs.1 per kilometer. Citing steep increase in fuel e ready to shell out more prices and spare parts, the private money if you commute by the operator has been seeking revision Mira Bhayandar Municipal Trans- in the bus fare for the past several port (MBMT) buses. Reason an im- months. Whenever the bus hike pending 15 to 20 per cent hike in proposal comes before the general fares of the public transport utility. body, it is unanimously rejected. “Although they (municipal corA proposal in this context will be tabled for approval before the Re- porators) are aware of the ground gional Transport Authority (RTA). realties, nobody wants to take the It should be noted that the public risk of inviting the voters’ ire. With transport utility in Mira Bhayan- escalating fuel costs, we are having dar is presently operational under been bogged down requiring the aegis of Ulhasnagar based- thousands of litres of diesel every Kestrel Infrastructure – a private day to keep the stock rolling,” said bus operator which has signed a an official attached with the pri10-year pact (in 2010) on Build- vate operator. However, the comO w n - O p e r a t e - a n d - Tr a n s f e r muters seem to be in no mood to (BOOT) with the civic body agree- accept the hike.


MUMBAI BUILDING REPAIRS AND RECONSTRUCTION BOARD TENDER NOTICE The Executive Engineer GS Division, Mumbai Building Repairs and Reconstruction Board invite sealed tender in B-1 form (percentage rates) from eligible contractor's who are registered with MHADA/ M.B.R.& R.Board, P.W.D. and M.C.G.M. of appropriate Classes as shown in column No. 10 for repair works of cessed building as under: Sr. No.

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Repairs to building No. 8-13, Amin Chawl, Sayani Road, Mumbai. (M.L.A. Fund work)



8576.00 8576.00


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Repairs to building No. 44-B, Motiwala Chawl, Elphistone Road, Mumbai. (M.L.A. Fund work)



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1. In case the tender quoted between 5% to 10% below the estimate cost the security Deposit will be paid @10% of estimated cost put to tender. If the tender offer more than 10% below the estimated cost, the security deposit equivalent to the percentage quoted will have to be paid by agency at a time in the form of F.D.R. If the agency is reluctant to complete the tender formalities, the agency shall be banned from quoting the tenders in MHADA for the period of minimum 2 years. Even if the agency completes the tender formality and starts the work, the agency shall not be allotted any other work unless and until the work in question is completed. The agency submitting the tender shall give undertaking in envelop No. 1, on letterhead that there is no work in hand or in progress which is more than 10% below the estimated cost. 2. Blank tender form shall be issued only on production of original or photostat copies (duly attested) of latest valid registration, and certificate of previous experience of similar nature of work done. 3. Earnest money, deposit shall be paid in the form of short terms deposit receipt for the period of the one year issued by the Nationalised/Schedule bank and endorsed in the name of Chief Accounts Officer/M.B.R.&R Board, Mumbai. 4. The Blank Tender will be issued by the Executive Engineer GS Divn., Mumbai Building Repairs and Reconstruction Board, B.M.C., “F South” Office Annexed Bldg., Third Floor, Parel, Mumbai400 012, and will be received in the same office, as per column No. 8. Sealed tender will be opened on the last date as per column No. 8, if possible at 3.00 p.m. in the office of the Ex. Engineer, GS Divn., Parel. 5. Bids from joint venture are not acceptable. 6. It is necessary that, a contractor shall have a Civil Engineer having minimum five years experience similar type work and other supervising officer. 7. The experience of the sub contractor and tools and plants owned by him will not be considered. Sd/8. Right to reject any one or all tenders are reserved by the competent Authority. Executive Engineer “GS” Division, 9. Also available on the internet M.B.R. & R. Board, Mumbai-12. PRO/A/102


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Science as a stream of specialisation after SSC has always been in vogue amongst students. Yet in spite of the stream’s apparent favouritism amongst the student community, there are a lot of avenues within it that remain eclipsed. Students thus need to delve more into this educational domain as to understand these relatively unexplored areas that could offer them better opportunities in their stream of choice, finds Sharada Iyer


he most common choices for students wanting to take up science after SSC are medicine and engineering. But even within these two broader spectrums, there are numerous options available for the students to choose from. Also keeping in perspective the ever-gaining momentum of further educational options like MBA, opting for medicine or engineering is not the end of the educational road for students. But a major problem that is generally associated with the engineering domain is of the

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


What are the various areas where one can apply one’s qualification and expertise in Food Technology and Processing? —-Ameya This is the era of the convenience food, as with convenience everything. The fast paced life in a changing socio-environment, with less time for food preparation and larger disposable incomes, has created a growing demand for packaged and processed foods. This industry provides ample job opportunities to persons with specific skills and abilities. Some industries include:  Food processing companies  Milk co-operative organisations  Food research laboratories  Food wholesalers and retailers, hotels, restaurants, hospitals and other catering establishments  Industries working on the development of goods and services, which convert a raw farm crop into ready-to-use food, according to the demands of the customers  Public sector undertakings in the Department of food  Research and development laboratories offer many openings for scientists in the food sciences disciplines to conduct experiments to help improve the yields, appearance, flavour, nutritive value and general acceptability of the packaged foods, and develop alternatives from different food sources.

I am in FYJC (Arts) and I want to be a psychologist and want to know about the exact procedure and steps? What about MBA after BA also? What are the prospects in arts subject? —Gia To become a psychologist you have to pursue Arts Stream majoring with psychology in final year of graduation and then specializing in one of the areas of psychology in Post Graduation. However few universities like Madras University & Anna University allow you to pursue MA/M Sc Psychology even if you are not an Arts graduate. MBA is a Post Graduation degree program in Management and can be pursued after graduation. Therefore you can pursue an MBA after your BA. Being in Arts field you can work in areas like Archeology, Conservation, Archives, Museology, Curators, Heritage, Narrators, Numismatists, Travel & Tourism, Education, Research, Languages and so on. If you have any queries for this column, contact us on


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discrepancy between educational opportunities and the eventual availability of well-paying jobs in the market. “In India, science has a wide scope in terms of syllabus. So students can find the best fitting place for their educational needs. However, when one completes one’s education, one finds that the pay isn’t that rewarding which tends to be a huge disappointment,” says Avinash Somanathan, a third-year engineering student. Prof. Rajalakshmi Amudan however disagrees with this line of thought. “It’s just the mindset of students and even adults,” she says, “To associate monetary satisfaction over one’s passion is the biggest detriment that affects the stream presently.” Avenues like researching, teaching and the more conventional graduate and post-graduate programs are some of the areas within the field that seem to have fallen prey to this mindset. The best way for students to ensure that they don’t misplace their initial passion about the stream thinking about potential monetary benefits is to follow one’s heart and be fully committed to it. Prof. Amudan states, “Students need to understand that while teaching and researching may

not be as rewarding financially, initially as other spectrums within the science background, these provide a sense of solace as no other. One gets to enrich others’ life substantially as the field wouldn’t otherwise thrive in the absence of these two sub-specialisations.” With innumerable options like biology, bio-technology, physics, astronomy, statistics, mathematics, astrophysics, zoology, botany, pharmacy and chemistry to name a few, available at students’ disposal, science doesn’t disappoint with respect to manifold opportunities for research, innovation and even teaching. Students however need to be committed alongside being passionate so that they can effectively maximise these available opportunities to the fullest. In context with researching aspects in the field of science, infrastructure is the biggest factor that students need to consider. Though India doesn’t lack much by way of faculties or instrumentations to aid researching activities, many believe that the infrastructure could do with some additional developments. It is quite a common occurrence to see students gravitate towards foreign universities citing inadequacies in the available researching infrastructure in the country. In spite of having excellent par universities and institutions like IIT (Indian

Institute of Technology) and TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research), the loss to the Indian science and researching domain is huge when students migrate to developed countries in search of better prospects. “The basic problems can be solved if some of the governments take an interest in building better infrastructure overall so that people learning the trade can be absorbed by the various industries where the skills can be better utilised,” states Souvik RoyChowdhary about this everpresent factor of migration. He also adds that the nation would benefit if the potential student community, having passion and yen for science are allowed to explore, cultivate and develop their own ideas rather than forcing them to bend more towards theoretical and bookish knowledge. As an educational field, science allows for greater channelizing of one’s inherent aptitude to understand the working of the entire universe in the most fundamental of manners. The field is thus best suited to those who have a sense of innate curiosity about the working of the universe and everything contained within it along with absolute commitment to stay true to their subject and stream of choice, in spite of all obstacles that could come their way.

Want to study Marine Engineering

I would like to pursue a degree in Marine Engineering from a reputed college in the United States. Could you please give me an insight into the appliALISHA cation process and suggest some of the MASHRUWALA good schools I can apply to? is a Partner at — Narayan OnCourse and a Marine engineering is the support, operaHarvard graduate, tion, creation and planning of equipment or systems that are used by marine vehiand is also a cles like ships and submarines. For admisPsychology major with sion to an undergraduate program in engia minor in Economics neering, the admissions committee focuses on the applicants school grades, class rank, standardized tests and extracurricuMy son wants to pursue his undergradular activities. You will have to demonstrate ate degree at Cornell University. I have heard of the Tata Scholarship for Indian students who apply for an undergraduate degree abroad. Could you provide me information on the scholarship and the application procedure for the same. —Marc The TATA Scholarship has been introduced to provide financial aid for the undergraduate Indian students. The scholarship supports 20 scholars in one academic year. The student receives the scholarship for the entire strong school grades in Physics, Math and duration of their undergraduate course at Chemistry. In addition to that, you will be Cornell. However, there are certain condirequired to take the SAT, submit recomtions specified for Indian students who could mendation letters from your school teachavail of the scholarship. The student must be ers and write essays as per the guidelines a citizen of India and should have secured in your application form. Application deadadmissions to the undergraduate program at lines are usually in December. Currently, Cornell. The application process comprises there are a limited number of schools that of filling in an application form post securing offer marine engineering programs, and an admission. The application form is availmost of those schools are located on the able on their website. The scholarship howEast Coast of the United States. Some of ever gives preference to certain courses the reputed colleges you could look into such as the College of Architecture, Art, and are the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, planning; the College of Engineering; the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Virginia Applied Economics and Management major Polytechnic Institute and the University of in the College of Agriculture and Life New Orleans. Sciences; and majors across colleges in the


biological sciences, physical sciences and social sciences are given preferences for scholarships.

What are some of the career options a major in Math could lead to? Could you list some reputed universities that offer the same? —Priya Studying Mathematics hones skills such as problem solving, abstract thinking, data analysis and critical thinking. Employers value these skills and thus a Math Major opens up career opportunities in a wide spectrum of fields. Some career options are Actuarial sciences, which include the application of Probability & Statistics in the Insurance Sector, Biomathematics, which is the application of Math in the field of Health Sciences, Quantitative Finance, which includes the pricing of complex financial derivative contracts, statistics, which consists of various methods to collect, analyse and draw inference from numerical data and Operations Research, which is the application of Math for the optimization in the field

of business. Some colleges you could look into are Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Princeton, University, Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley.


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A one-stop solution for your problems... Gayatri, the all knowing stree with her pearls of wisdom, will not only give you clarity but also put your life back on track. So go ahead and ask her whatever you want

Dear Gayatri, I come from a very strict family who always stress on high morals and strict family values. My mother and father have drilled this into our head since my sister and I were kids. They also take religion very seriously and even though we’ve been educated in good schools, they often contradict what is written in our science books regarding evolution etc. My sister is considerably younger than I am, and she believes everything they say and I refute everything they say. I am the black sheep of the family, but I worry for my sister, I don’t want her to go through life living like my parents. Do you think it would be right for me to talk to her about this?

You can definitely talk to her but remember that she is young, independent and must learn to make her own decisions and have her own views about life. Religion is a personal thing. If you are worried, you have every right to talk to her. Do so, but remember that you don’t try to influence her in any way like your parents. State the facts and elaborate on your view points. The final decision needs to be made by her.

Dear Gayatri, I am a talented piano player and have been learning since I was 8 years old. My family is very proud of me and often expect me to participate or perform whenever they want. Lately because of this pressure I have grown to dislike

playing the piano and even come up with excuses not to take part in concerts. I just don’t like doing it anymore. How do I tell them this? Exactly the way you’ve just told me! Sit down and talk to them about it. They think you’re talented and want you to explore and excel in this profession. They definitely wouldn’t want you to lose interest and start disliking this art form. So just sit down and have a heart to heart chat with them. Tell them exactly what you feel and how their pressure is affecting your love for the piano. That should do the trick, I’m sure you can find a middle ground.


Science for Citizens

Heaven for a vocab freak…English words that are rarely used…Pick them and impress. We give you the (pro-nun-ciation) too!


NHS India has collaborated with Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivli National Park) to conduct its all time popular Citizen Science Programme at the Nature Interpretation Centre (NIC) at Borivli. This year-long initiative that will involve biodiversity surveys every month will begin with introductory sessions on June 15th and 16th. Every person at some point of time or the other feels like researching and studying something in depth. Some get the opportuni-

« HAPPENING SHAPPENING ty as a part of their academic life, but many others are forced to ignore the scientist inside them, due to the daily hectic routine. The Citizen Science Programme gives all an opportunity to get into the shoes of a scientist and wear the hat of a data collector for a day. The popular programme of BNHS CEC - Be a Scientist for a Day – will involve year-long biodiversity surveys at SGNP by general public under the guidance of experts. The surveys will include plants, birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians and other animals. Even amateurs can join to work along with experts. This would be a good opportunity to learn

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n June 12, 1942 Anne Frank (a Holocaust victim) received a diary for her thirteenth birthday. This iconic diary which was later published as a book, tells the story (through diary entries) of Anne Frank and her family who were in hiding for two years during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was found in 1944 and Frank died of typhus in a concentration camp. This diary has been published in more than 60 different languages and received lots of attention which also inspired a popular play called ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’. The book is among many lists of top books of the 20th century.

Luxor is a town in Egypt that hardly sees any moisture. It is known to be home to a considerable chunk of the world’s antiquities.

Ica is a dusty region on the border of the Atacama Desert. With average rainfall of 2.29 mm per year its dry air makes pre-Columbian mummies. The dry air prevents human remains to decompose. The city’s climate also attracts people with asthma who say that the dry air is better for their health.

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A port city in Chile which lies at the top of the country. It lies west of the Atacama Desert. The desert is often mined for the natural fertilizer nitrate. However the town does have access to a few beaches which is an escape from all the dry air. Rain is scarce and if it

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Surprisingly enough, Antarctica’s Dry Valleys see 0 per cent rainfall per year and is deemed the driest place in the world. These valleys have no humidity and almost no ice or snow cover the largest ice free region on the continent. Nearby mountains are high enough to block seaward flowing wind or ice from reaching these valleys.


A little town in Algeria is supposed to be the driest place in an already dry country. It is surrounded by deserts and with a few palms trees. The average rainfall is a measly 0.48 inches per year.


about scientific methods of documentation. These surveys will be held on weekends once a month starting from June 15. Participants will learn to observe, record and analyze the data in a scientific manner. This will sharpen their analytical and observation skills which are useful for wildlife studies. It will involve learning the use of field guides, data sheets

and GPS gadgets. It will also involve hardcore outdoor work with experts during three different seasons along some of the nature trails in SGNP. The surveys will address the three research parameters of species - diversity, species abundance and species seasonality. Contact Mr.Vakale at 022-28860362 or 9322870324 or

Codger KOJ-er [n] An eccentric man, especially one who is old. Trachle TRAH-khuh [n] An exhausting effort, especially walking or working. Wonk wongk [n] A stupid, boring, or unattractive person. Trousseau TROO-soh, troo-SOH [n] An outfit of clothing, household linen, etc., for a bride. Abdicate AB-di-keyt [n] To give up or renounce (authority, duties, an office, etc.), especially in a voluntary, public, or formal manner. Source: Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus and Chambers Dictionary

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‘Let your face be our canvas’



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St. Angelo’s Professional Education’s registrations for the second phase of the IT Vidya Scholarship 2013 begins from this coming week till June 29 and would enable deserving students to study free of cost at the nearest St. Angelo’s Centres of Excellence spread across 11 locations in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane district. Students getting 100 per cent scholarship are eligible for a free University degree course in Hardware/Animation/BCA or in St. Angelo’s diploma programs in Hardware, Software or Animation. The students concerned also get a double bonanza in the form of a free Netbook along with the course. St. Angelo’s Professional Education has announced the results of the first phase of the St. Angelo’s IT Vidya Scholarship 2013 conducted in May 2013. This scholarship is intended to provide a platform for deserving students to receive up to 100 per cent by way of scholarship assistance and to attain a successful career. Further information may be obtained from its website or on telephone numbers: 986 786 4444/932 003 6666. Alternatively one could email for information at


says makeup artist Paras Jiwani, co-owner of Makeup and Hair by Paras and Sharad. studied fashion. Fortunately make-up runs parallel to it. It was my long time passion which I always wanted to learn and once I learned the techniques, it took over fashion and became my main career. I work with my partner Sharad Damanskar. For us makeup is an art. Every time you work on a face it is like creating something new each time. My punch line is ‘Let your face be our canvas’.


Harvard Business School (HBS) will host an executive education program, Managing Family Businesses for Generational Success – India, from June 24 to 27, 2013 at the HBS classroom, Taj Lands End, Mumbai. This new leadership development program is created for family businesses operating in varied family, business and ownership stages from diverse industries. It offers proven tools that business families can use to address issues specific to their own situation in India and other markets, by aiding to create a customized plan for positioning the family and company for ongoing success. The program explores various avenues of a family enterprise such as designing strategies to help a family reach a common goal, improve communication and relationships with family members, address conflicts and plans for future success. It will also present an opportunity for participants to maximize their strengths and minimize vulnerabilities of being a family business by exploring four key areas: dynamics of a family business system; growing, preserving and sharing of wealth; governance and succession. As with all HBS Executive Education programs, the India portfolio will be taught by members of the school’s own full-time faculty using the HBS case method. Incorporating thought-provoking lectures, case studies on local and global organizations and small-group discussions, this program will bring about a dynamic learning environment .


After the success of Gurukul in February 2013, The Sound Space now brings to you another aspect of the boundless world of Indian Classical Music - Shadaja. Shadaja is the first of the seven Swaras of the Saptak. It marks the first step into the enchanting world of sound. This musical journey will consist of a series of workshops which will culminate into a rendition by the children. There will be 3 Batches : SWAR 7 to 9 years LAYA 10 to 12 years TARANA 12 years and above Registration will continue till June 15. Shadaja will consist of a minimum of 34 sessions which will spread over a period of 4 months which will commence on the 4th of July. The fee will be Rs 7500 for ALL these sessions. To register call: Mahima Mehrotra 920234385


The best part is you can never copy, and each face job is unique. You have to be original and must be original each time you work. The colours are as good as an inspiration; as it can be to an artist or painter. The end result is a beautiful face. Also it is about learning something new each time and a challenge each time you hold a makeup brush. Education is very important and one has to learn the techniques very well and understand the client. Education helps to instill the basics, but this profession is about hands on experience. It requires practical knowledge. One has to be a good observer as there is a lot to see and learn. It depends completely on the makeup artists skills. How you take your career further once the basics are known is all in your hands. One can enjoy complete freedom when it comes to methods, techniques etc. It increases the convincing power as the client completely relies on the makeup artist for the final outcome and has tremendous trust in you. This profession is based on the touch and feel factor and can be intuitive at times. Training is very important in this field. It takes a lot of time to build one’s art, name and confidence in this field. The right trainer can bring out the best in the trainee. Training days are tedious and tiring. Availability of the models to practice your work on is a must. This was the most difficult part of training that I faced.

Convincing people to let me practice on them was not easy. After all it is the face that one works on and you cannot mess up or fool around with it. So, there was a great deal of running around in terms of searching for different faces. << Paras Jiwani My partner Sharad has a vast experience in this field and gave me hands on training. All thanks goes to him as this was the only thing which helped me a great deal. We are makeup designers so we have to make sure that we design a particular look for a client, just like one designs clothes. It is not about just going and doing makeup on them but about customizing the look too. Each face is unique. We have to make sure about the hair, draping, finishing, detailing etc. We work according to the look the client expects from us. No makeup and hair requirement is too small or too big for us. We live and love to bring beauty, elegance, class and happiness into the lives of our clients. This field does involve some investment. The training course these days costs approximately Rs. 50,000 and you have to account for another Rs. 30,000 for the products you need to start your career. Later the investment depends on collecting material to fill up the vanity case. Investing also depends on which brands one is investing in. It is always better to invest in good and healthy products. As a fresher one can start charging anywhere between Rs.3000 to Rs.5000. Freelancers earn

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IKS International, a multi-dimensional Lifestyle Academy, was launched recently, in the presence of eminent personalities from the film & modeling fraternity. NIKS International, promoted by Nikhil Botre, promises to impart training in the muchneeded lifestyle industry, working towards complete grooming in hair & makeup, and an association with prominent Show Director, Fashion Choreographer, Talent Groomer and Casting Director Lovell Prabhu, who will spearhead batches in acting, dance, modeling, pageant grooming, photography and Fashion DJing will make it a one-stop destination for Image, Etiquette, Fashion, Style and Lifestyle. The 2000 sqft academy is equipped with a dedicated hair & make-up room, a spa centre, and a spacious area which can be used as a dance-floor, photo-studio, acting class or a theory classroom. Short-term and long-term courses, affordably priced, will be conducted from 9am to 11pm. Nikhil who is popularly known as Nik has done his diploma in make up from The Cosmoprof Academy in Singapore in the year 2007. A professional specializing in Bridal make up, Nik has two salons in Pune, called Niks Salon - one at F.C. road and the other at Aundh. Spurred by the success of Niks Salon, Nikhil’s dream was to set-up an academy to

impart training in hair & makeup. “During my course in 2007 in Singapore, I realized that the course was very expensive and hence very difficult for those who wanted to learn make up. It was then that I decided to start an academy which would have the same international course structure, yet not at such an exorbitant fee so that everyone can use the facilities and pursue their dreams,” smiles Nikhil. That’s how Niks International was conceptualized. And he then decided that the academy would offer a complete lifestyle package. Thus he roped in experts from their various professions – Lovell Prabhu & Irmala. Hair and Makeup professional, Irmala Sutterwala will be in-charge of the hair & makeup divison. She has in the past worked with Frank Finn Institute of Aviation as a faculty for makeup, and also as a faculty for a short term course in grooming and make-up conducted by Tata Consultancy Services. She has been the make-up artist for photo shoots featuring models and television actors such as Sampada Vaze, Gauhar Khan, Nigar among others. Lovell Prabhu will be conducting monthly courses in Modeling, Pageant Grooming and Acting, thus preparing aspirants to the glamour Industry whether she/he wants to be an actor or model. Lovell will also arrange for leading Television production houses like Sphere

<<Irmala Sutterwala (Hair & Makeup professional), Nikhil Botre (Director, NIKS International) & Lovell Prabhu (Fashion Choreographer) at the launch of NIKS International, Pune’s 1st multi-dimensional lifestyle academy

Origins, Djs creatives, Endemol amongst others, and Television channels for shows on Star, Life Ok , etc, to have auditions conducted here. Leading Runway models and actors on television through Lovell will also drop by to interact with students and share their opinions and experiences with them. Courses in Bollywood dancing and Hip hop under Lovell’s guidance will be conducted by Models cum dance Choreographers, Tarun Malhotra and Chinmay Katawala. Courses in Latin American and Ball room will also commence shortly. Vinod Nahardih, Producer, actor and a known name in Indian Theatre and Bollywood will under Lovell’s association personally train the students in the skills of acting while Lovell will groom them in marketing and etiquette skills required to be an actor. What’s more – Lovell’s team of photographers will also impart their professional skills in the above, apart from Photographer Yogesh Kardile, who will be conducting courses on Basic photography to advances techniques in Photography. Nikhil has plans to set up more branches of the academy in Pune, and will also be opening about 50 salons all over India in the coming 5 years and has already started the process for the same. For more details, please contact: NIKS International on 020-65000835 or visit

more sometimes as each makeup job is different, so is the charge. The more you practice and experience, the closer one gets to becoming a professional; which could take 3 years or 5 years. This depends completely on your work and expertise – The kind of work you do, your reputation, experience, kind of clients and the kind of exposure; all these things go into becoming a professional. Further the artist needs to continuously keep upgrading on knowledge and techniques by attending courses about the latest techniques. This is very important. Also one can take up advance courses abroad which are usually for a minimum of one year duration. Every field has its advantages and disadvantages. The creativity just keeps growing each day in this field. Satisfaction level in this field is high. When you love this job it is a great amount of satisfaction to see a happy customer. Liking will be an understatement. Freelancers can enjoy freedom to choose their work. Many co-workers are available to share the work load. Some of the difficulties are the long working hours along with back and neck problems because we are always standing and bending over the persons face. For those who want to take up this profession my advice is - Newness is the latest mantra. It is also important to be realistic and to be creative and learn new ideas and techniques. Looking great is not about a lot of makeup or no makeup. It is about the right make up. You have to learn to accept a person’s uniqueness and individuality. Remember less is always more.

—As told to Monarose Sheila Pereira

My son does not understand all age appropriate things KRUTIKA (NITA) JAGGI

is doing her M.Ed in Learning Disability from S.N.D.T University. She also happens to be India’s only female crossword creator! My son aged 5 years is studying in an International school. He is said to be a


high functioning autistic child. Till now, he is coping with his studies, but takes an unusually long time to complete his classwork. He has a

problem with his friends in class and does not understand all age appropriate things. How can you help me in his all round development? It will be quite helpful if you employ a shadow teacher for your son after you consult the school authorities. She is with the child in school throughout the day providing him with additional support academically and psychologically. The shadow teacher fills in the gaps in the learning process, helps keeping the child focused, builds self-confidence and promotes interaction. One can even request for home visits by the shadow teacher as per the requirement. In this way, the student will thrive in his environment.

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Shashank Patil, Head of Technology - Viva Group speaks to Dhriti Menon about the idea behind Microsoft’s Ed-vantage programme and how it will create manpower to cater to skill demands and increase the level of soft skills in the IT industry. Pic for representational purposes only

Can you explain the idea behind Ed–vantage? Microsoft came out with an India specific initiate for students and skill accreditation called Ed-vantage. The program provides a platform for corporate houses to hire high-caliber Microsoft Technology Certified students from colleges for internship and employment. Ed-vantage allows for the facilitation of industry connections for eligible students. It was started because of feedback from clients highlighting the issue of HR executives not having the required skills for day to day work. Students who enroll for the program are trained in colleges and would eventually take a certification exam, by the end of the course. Microsoft has selected colleges whose faculty will be trained by Microsoft for the Edvantage programme.

What are the qualifications needed colleges need to host this programme? Microsoft has very stringent conditions for colleges to qualify. The most important being the record of the college as far as IPR is concerned, the college must applications and licenses. have a clear cut mandate << Shashank Viva Group of Institutions, that they wouldn’t indulge Patil is Microsoft’s first Ed-vanor have not indulged in platage PLATINUM Campus in giarism of any form. There are differ- the state of Maharashtra. as it has ent types or certifications namely - passed qualifying criteria. professional, administrator and tutor. Campus certifications are at What does the Ed-vantage prothree levels as well - silver, gold and gramme entail? platinum. Colleges have to meet cri- Microsoft Ed-vantage (launched in teria to be part of a certain level - 2012) is a programme that trains Silver is the base level, then gold and applicants to be well versed with platinum. Colleges can advance to a Windows certified professional softhigher level when they garner more ware from Microsoft Office onwards.

Some of these well-established programs are Campus Agreements, IT Academy, DreamSpark, Imagine Cup, Student2Business, Microsoft Innovation Centers, etc., that provide the right software tools to impart the academic ecosystem with expertise, skills, opportunities and infrastructure. A person with this certification will be expected to handle day to day usage of these softwares. The certification is an online exam that entitles the successful candidate to use

Microsoft certified logos on their resumes, and can increase the chances of acquiring good jobs. Hiring companies will probably be Microsoft and their various clients. The focus of Ed-vantage is inter-disciplinary training, automation, e governance in other areas. The pre-requisite is to be a Grade 12 pass out in any field. Microsoft is available in Devanagiri scrift and thus caters to people from rural and economically challenged backgrounds


provided the teachers are able to teach in vernacular languages. Tell us a little bit about the fee structure and placements? As VIVA college is now a Platinum campus, 250 students will be placed by Microsoft by next October. There is no fixed pay structure for people who pass this course. Pay packages for jobs generally depend on the market sources. Although, it is understood that if you get certified, you’ll be viewed better by your potential employees. As I’ve said before most hiring companies will be Microsoft itself and their clients which are among the top 500 companies. There are no fees needed to apply. Colleges only have to pay by coupons, meaning a student only has to pay an amount to appear for the certification exam. This makes the certification quite affordable, unlike other private IT training institutes that charge quite a bit. This is why about 20 colleges from Mumbai University are trying to certify themselves. What has Microsoft planned for Viva in the future? VIVA colleges have been chosen as a nodal college for Microsoft initiatives. It is also opening a Microsoft innovations centre at Viva college. Microsoft will provide the software and showcase iniatives at the college where students and professionals would be able to use these (BETA) technologies. As a professional you can use the beta technology and come up with an application based on this technology. It is tantamount to something like creating apps for Android OS.

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Another smartwatch comes from a little-known Kickstarter-funded company called Martian Watches. Claiming to be the world’s first Bluetooth watch that allows you to communicate completely through voice commands, Martian Watches are available in three styles with prices ranging from $249 to $299. Its a traditional analog watch with a slim 12-character LED below it and can pair with an iPhone or Android handset to provide wrist-based calls and voice commands along with email, SMS and weather alerts. It allows users to make crystal clear voice calls or interact with their phone’s voice assistant directly from their wrists. Phones connect via Bluetooth to the Martian,

which vibrates when receiving an incoming call and can reject a call with a wrist-shake.


An ePaper Watch, the Pebble gives you alerts from your email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS and other

« GADGET OF THE WEEK accounts, but this device uses a low-power ePaper screen that provides improved sunlight readability and up to 7 days of battery life on a single charge. Water-resistant the Pebble is available in five fashion colors, including Jet Black, Arctic White, orange, gray and, our favourite, Cherry Red. You can music and social apps. Cyclists can choose from a variety of watch use Pebble as a bike computer, faces and make use of fitness, accessing the GPS on your smart-

phone to display speed, distance wrist. Use the music control app to and pace data. Runners get a simi- play, pause or skip tracks on your lar set of data displayed on their phone with the touch of a button.


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Thapar University, has widened the scope for meritorious students in its new scholarship scheme covering various disciplines. Students of the university will be entitled to merit scholarships and tuition fee waiver, in addition to the Centre’s scholarship schemes aimed at benefiting SC/ST students.

UG programmes As many as 100 new scholarships have been introduced for undergraduate courses in the coming session. The top 50 students out of the first 5,000 All-India JEE (Main) rank holders (normalised score of 10+2 will be taken into account) will get a full fee waiver of Rs 93,000 per semester, including tuition and development fees. The next 50 students in the All-India ranking up to 12,500 will get a full waiver of Rs 62,000 per semester on tuition fee. The students will be entitled to meritorious scholarships for all four years of their study, subject to the condition that they maintain the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 8.5 without any backlog. The top two rank holders of all secondary education boards will get a complete waiver of Rs 93,000 per semester on tuition and development fees. Twenty-five scholarships in the form of tuition fee waiver are being offered to students securing more than 90 per cent marks in the secondary school examination. They will receive the benefit for all four years of their study provided they maintain the CGPA of 8.5 without any backlog. Besides, the top three students of each branch of BE/BTech will be awarded merit scholarships every year equivalent to their tuition fee. The university has also decided to assist needy students through six annual merit-cummeans scholarships, under which their entire tuition and development fees will be waived. Additionally, 25 sponsored scholarships, including alumni scholarships, will be awarded to students of various categories. PG programmes The top three students of each postgraduate programme are eligible for scholarships in the form of tuition fee waiver. While the topper will get full waiver on tuition fee, students securing the second and third positions will get a tuition fee waiver of 50 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively. To facilitate the study of needy students, the university has decided to offer eight merit-cummeans scholarships in all postgraduate programmes. Besides, the top students of the respective boards from the six zones of the university will be provided full tuition fee waiver for MBA programmes. Visit


The Russian government presents a unique opportunity for aspirants to seek admission to the MBBS and post-graduate medical courses in People’s Friendship University of Russia (Moscow), I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, St. Petersburg I.P. Pavlov State Medical University, Tambov State Medical University, Nizhny Novgorod State Medical University and Ryazan State Medical State Academy among others. Cost of education is affordable and is within the range of INR 2.5 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs per year. In order to apply, call on the helpline numbers 022 - 65295354/ 02265174444 or contact Courses are conducted in English medium. Students have the opportunity to apply for full and partial scholarships and grants awarded by Russian State and Government universities.

As Versatile as a Piano

Like many youngsters on the threshold of their career, Clifton Rodricks (46) made a decision right out of college to pursue what he loved most – to be a keyboardist and today he can look back and say it was a worthwhile one. Naressa Coutinho finds out a few tips on how to excel as a pianist.


good phrase to have had around in the English language would be ‘to be as versatile as a Piano’ because as the King of instruments, the Piano displays the uncanny ability to produce melody and accompaniment within its dynamic tonal range, all at the same time. Equal credit must also go to the pianist who has mastered the keys. For Clifton Rodricks it just runs in the family and with his skill set and thirty years of experience, playing the most versatile instrument, comes as naturally to him as swimming is to a fish. “My journey as a musician has not been easy. Being a musician is not an easy career option,” says the keyboardist but all the problems in the world wouldn’t make him turn away from the keyboard. Right after college when most of his friends joined main stream career paths, Clifton continued playing and soon found himself keeping up to the family name of playing at five star hotels; in corporate gigs; imparting the knowledge through piano lessons and later to find his own niche in recording minus one or karaoke tracks for which he is well known today. While the trend is more upbeat, he suggests mastering the classical tuning of the piano for the very reason that it serves as the basic foundation for any type of music. “As a musician you have to show a wealth of versatility in genres and style so as to find work because being a jazz keyboardist alone won’t bring in a decent income,” explains Clifton who has played tunes to jazz, pop, rock, fusion and more, sometimes as a solo keyboardist, other times as a duo and quite often in full bands. Mastering the keyboard can take a lifetime but lucky for you, eight grades of the Trinity College exams will deem you to be as good as any professional musician. However, every grade takes a year to com-

plete but depending on your skill set and talent you can skip grades and achieve an early diploma. Besides the ATCL and LTCL Trinity College exams, there are other licentiates like the LRSM, LCM from the Royal School of Music and the << Clifton London School of Music Rodricks respectively, which students may appear for. Mostly students take music lessons from professional musicians and tutors. “It can be difficult to find constant work,” he says, “But these days along with venues many avenues have opened up for musicians.” As a pianist, maximum exposure is the key to finding gigs, bands and contracts on a regular basis. Your work destinations could be anything from 5 star hotels, lobbies, bars, night clubs, weddings, private concerts, radio stations and TV stations, and even at malls like Palladium (Lower Parel). Get yourself an audition! How do you do that? In five star hotels, it is the F&B (Food and Beverage) department that manages auditions, so besides the regular Blue Frog, check out the insides of a classy Taj or JW Marriott to find your big ticket to a regular income. However, when on a contract he does advice maintaining and building your classical repertoire. As a professional keyboardist you should work on mastering an assortment of jazz, pop and easy listening for fine dining restaurants and bars. What happens when you are out of work? The keyboardist says it’s a possibility and the best thing you can do is have a backup plan. He supplements his time with teaching which guarantees a regular income. Clifton even spends long hours in his studio where he practices and records


for corporate gigs, ad agencies and radio stations. “Studio time is very expensive,” he says, “And so it’s better to invest studio time at home.” In your free time, prepare demo CDs and distribute these amongst ad agencies and radio stations that are always vying for a new catchy jingle. While the downside is the fear of not getting work or contracts, the income from one time gigs and performances is quite good. If on a contract with a 5 star hotel, you can expect anything between Rs.35, 000 to a lakh per month but nothing is fixed. With time and experience you will be in a better position to demand. The advantage of being on a contract is that you have to put in four hours in a day but then this is at the cost of our own social life because unlike a normal 9-5 job, a musician caters to night life. Clifton even suggests looking beyond the famous financial city borders like Bangalore and Delhi where you will find more work. “It’s not easy,” reiterates Clifton, “But with a good backup of a teaching base you will love your job. Look at it with a practical and open mind because from my own experience I can say it wasn’t an easy start but I’m glad with what I’ve achieved.” If you are reading this, you probably already posses an undying love for music and you are just inches away from making that big decision.

WHERE TO LEARN: Clifton Rodricks: 9821016864

Furtados School of Music , Jeevan Apartments (Hansiba), L D Ruparel Marg, Opp Jivan & Manek Buildings, Near Priyadarshani Park, Nepean Sea Road, Mumbai Contact Jasmin @ 09769137884


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Definitely job satisfaction. Your work is something you do all day and more. It’s with you even when you aren’t actually working. If I didn’t like what I did, no amount of money would help me survive it for more than a few months. Lucky for me, I get both where I work, the challenges that keep me motivated as well as money that let’s me get by and more! —Mahek Virani, Product Quality Analyst

If I had to choose, I’d choose job satisfaction any day. If I’m not happy doing what I’m doing the money will make no sense. If I earn less but go back home happy it’s worth the effort I have put in. —Albana Khatri Training I think I’d pick money and make the job I’m doing satisfactory by constantly doing more. You can constantly add value to what you do, whatever it is, by improving on work quality. I would definitely pick money. —Irfan Morbiwala Event Management

I would pick money because I need it the most now and I think generally too, youngsters today, thanks to the commodity markets in an all time boom, are probably willing to do work they may not necessarily like but if it pays, then surely they’d go for it. There is just so much stuff these days! And the ads do a commendably good job of creating demands for things we don’t really need. For most brands, the target is the youth. Be it cola companies, clothes, coffee, chocolates, cosmetics, bikes, cars, you name it. The pull is so strong towards owning and possessing things that I think youngsters are willing to forgo the satisfaction part of it, at least in the short run —Srilakshmi Kurup

By Hemang Jhakhiya


ducation is not preparation for life, it is life itself. Education is said to be everyone’s right! Wherever you go, in any city people will say that one and all should be educated and because many aren’t, India isn’t developing at the rate it should be. We have many superb critics in our city but very few who want to bring about some substantial change in the lives of these underprivileged children who cannot afford a basic education and have no one in their lives to take them to any school. Education is the chief way in which a child can turn his/her life into a successful and excellent one. They say that an investment in education pays the best interest. This statement holds a lot of truth and power as education is one of the most essential things in one’s life especially a child’s. There are many institutions which have sponsored children’s education and many who have done programs, collected money and contributed in any way they could to make a difference to these children in a big way! The government has also

set up many such institutions and launched important bills related to education which have made a good difference to society. No doubt the literacy rate in India has risen but there is still hope for much more. We students can also contribute in our own way andwe can take India to new heights. I was recently part of this event called World Responsible Youth Week which went around the city doing street plays and collecting money to sponsor the education of underprivileged children. Its tagline was- ‘We are sending India to school, are you?’ I think this really made a good impact to society and will help propagate education better. If there is any way I can contribute better to society I will. We all just need to join our hands together and try to pledge that we can help India become the Dream India which we all imagine. With educated citizens all around the country, becoming a superpower will not be very far-fetched. It’s time to stop playing the blame game and taking matters into our own hands because education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world.

By Kripa Shewkani


festival is an occasion of enjoyment and celebration. It brings gaiety and mirth thereby strengthening our relationships and friendships. These festivals also promote social interaction and harmony. All nations have their religious and colourful festivals. However, Indian festivals are known to attract the world because of their harmony, variety, colour and excitement. Being a multi lingual and multi racial country, Indians celebrate a number of festivals all through the year. Out of all the beautiful festivals, my favourite one is Diwali. It’s one of the most beautiful festivals. I love this festival simply because of its scenic lights and beautiful rangolis outside every house. The main reason why I wait for Diwali is because during Diwali my entire family unites. Also, it is celebrated just before the setting in of winter season, at the end of October or many a times in the beginning of November and that’s one of the main reasons why I love this festival as during this time it’s not too cold or hot. Diwali is the most auspicious festival and will always remain my favourite. From bursting crackers to just having a joyful time with family I cherish each moment of it.

<< With the rains finally here, and that too with a bang, city youngsters take a break from the stress of results and admissions to enjoy a walk in the rain at Marine Drive



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SC rejects IPS officer’s plea in Ishrat Jahan case

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EW DELHI: The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of Gujarat’s Additional DGP P.P. Pandey for quashing of FIR and protection against the non-bailable arrest warrant, issued by a CBI court against him in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. “Having heard the parties at some length, we are not persuaded to entertain the petition under Article 32 (of the constitution) straight away. The petition is dismissed and the petitioner has the liberty to approach the High Court,” a bench of justices Gyan Sudha Misra and Madan B Lokur said. Puthvipal P Pandey, a 1982-batch IPS officer, has been made accused in the fake encounter case for providing “so-called crucial intelligence inputs” to fellow policemen that Ishrat and three others were LeT operatives and were on a mission to assassinate Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Pandey was Joint Commissioner of Police when on June 15, 2004, Ishrat Jahan, Javed Shaikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjadali Akbarali Rana and Zeeshan Johar were killed in an encounter with the Gujarat police on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. At the outset, the bench today also made it clear to senior advocate Sekhar

Ishrat Jahan Naphade, appearing for Pandey, that it cannot entertain the plea for quashing of the FIR in a petition filed under the Article 32 of the Constitution as the plea should have been first filed with the High Court under section 482 (quashing of the criminal proceedings) of the CrPC. “I am a senior police officer, who simply acted on the intelligence input and passed them on and my life and liberty cannot be taken away without following the due process of law as enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution,” Naphade said, adding that a petition to the apex court was not “premature” and rather, maintainable. He also assailed the Gujarat High Court directing the

Special Investigation Team (SIT) to register the second FIR in the case saying “this order was illegal.” The High Court also followed a policy, “which is unheard of”, by allowing the SIT to take a decision by majority as some members had conflicting views on the probe in the case, the counsel for Pandey said. Naphade also objected to the transfer of case by the High Court to CBI after the SIT concluded the investigation, contending this also makes it a fit case to be entertained by the apex court. Citing the decision in the Ashish Nandy case, the lawyer said there have been instances where FIRs have been quashed by the Supreme Court. Initially, Additional Solicitor General Indira Jaising, appearing for CBI, objected to Pandey’s plea, saying he is an absconding officer and the court should not entertain it. Earlier, the court had made clear that it will not quash the FIR lodged against the officer. An FIR against Pandey and others was lodged by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on December 16, 2011 following directions from the High Court before whom two petitions were filed by the mother and father of victims Ishrat and Javed Shaikh respectively.



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EW DELHI: Vidya Charan Shukla, a Congressman by origin who changed parties, had a long and chequered political career but he will remain best known for his iron-fist handling of the media during the infamous Emergency. Elected to Lok Sabha nine times, the first time as early as in 1957 from Mahasamund in the undivided

OBIT Madhya Pradesh, Shukla held key portfolios in the Union government including Communications, Parliamentary Affairs, Water Resources and External Affairs in various governments. He was the son of illustrious Congressman and freedom fighter Pandit Ravishankar Shukla, the first Chief Minister of the re-

Former Union Minister and Congress veteran V.C. Shukla died yesterday after developing multi-organ failure. organised Madhya Pradesh. His brother Shyama Charan Shukla was another veteran Congressman, who had served as chief minister of the state. Despite a versatile career,

Shukla’s role as Information and Broadcasting Minister during the Emergency days had got him some odium as propagandist for Indira Gandhi’s government. Justice Shah Commission of Inquiry which went into Emergency excesses, observed among other things that “During the Emergency some of these dramatis personae such as Bansi Lal, Shukla, Sanjay Gandhi exercised powers like medieval despots.” During the Emergency, he banned the songs of Kishore Kumar from All India Radio and Doordarshan because the singer once refused to perform at an Indian National Congress rally in Mumbai. However, to be fair to him, Shukla stood by his decisions and owned them before the Shah Commission.

Suryanelli victim seeks to implead in PIL against Kurien had stated that the grievance OCHI: The Suryanelli narrated in the petition was rape victim yesterday apK ‘purely a personal cause’ of proached the Kerala High Court seeking to implead herself in the PIL which sought a direction for further investigation into the involvement of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien in the nearly two decadeold case. In her petition, the woman submitted that she was a proper and necessary party to the proceedings and the most affected person. Earlier, Kerala Government had filed an affidavit in the High court stating that the PIL filed by Mahila Sangam state committee was not maintainable and was liable to be dismissed.

P J Kurien It had been filed without the knowledge and consent of the victim, the government contended. The government

the victim and no way connected with the petitioner’s aim and object. The case relates to a 16-year-old girl from Suryanelli in Kerala’s Idukki district being abducted in January 1996 and taken to to various places and sexually exploited by at least 40 odd persons. Kurien, who is alleged to be an accused, was acquitted in the case but the victim had recently named him as one of those who allegedly assaulted her at the Kumily guest house on Feb 9, 1996. Kurien has maitained that he had been cleared of the charges by the Supreme Court.

Italy seeks speedy trial of its marines in fishermen death case


EW DELHI: Italy’s Deputy Foreign Minister Staffan de Mistura has met with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid here seeking speedy trial for the two Italian marines who are facing trial for allegedly killing Indian fishermen. “Mistura reached Delhi yesterday and prior to his (Khurshid’s) departure (for Norway) late last night, he

did meet Mistura. “They had a discussion and this was related to the desire of Italian government to have a speedy trial for the two marines,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said here. He said Mistura apprised Khurshid of the view of the Italian government on this and the External Affairs Minister “explained the situation

based on his understanding of where the judicial process is”. Told that this was the fifth meeting between the two leaders, Akbaruddin said the “judicial process has its own speed, it has its own manner of proceedings”. He said India has acknowledged that the marines issue is a case which has not happened previously between India and Italy.

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A weakening rupee has adverse consequences for the competitiveness of almost every Indian business, and once an international credit downgrade occurs, boosting investment in the economy will prove to be increasingly difficult.

— Niranjan Hiranandani, President, IMC BROKERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS First Call Research calls a ‘Buy’ on Accelya Kale Solutions CMP: Rs. 445 Target Rs. 505

Nifty Breaches 200 DMA

NSE India: CNX Nifty — Daily Market Report for: Wednesday (June 12, 2013) (Based on the activity of the previous trading day) by Dominic Rebello

PEVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DAY: The Nifty fell substantially on Tuesday (June 11, 2013) a net 89.20 points (1.52%) and closed at the 5788 point level. The market opened down with a gap at the 5848 points level. It then rose and registered the day’s high at the 5868 points level at 9.28 a.m. The index then declined sharply into the red and turned into a range bound movement until 2.55 p.m. It then declined further due to weakness in the rupee and registered the day’s low at the 5780 points level at 3.21 p.m. and then turned into a range bound movement until closing at the day. The Nifty remained below its previous close throughout the session, moved in a range of 88 points and closed below the psychologically important 5800 points level. Sentiment was extremely bearish and amongst the 50 Nifty stocks 39 were losers, while 11 stocks closed in the green. All the sectoral indices closed in the red. Heavy selling was witnessed in consumer durables, metal, realty and banking stocks.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Vol ume: Volume (Qty shares) increased 24.26%. This change is substantial and indicates a wide participation by investors. Market Breadth: Overall Market Breadth on the NSE was negative. Amongst all the traded stocks, 301 were gainers, 1063 were losers and 60 remained unchanged.

Slow Stochastic Indicator: The Slow Stochastic Oscillator has declined in the over-sold zone. The Slow K line in the Stochastic Oscillator is below the slow D line (negative if it continues). RSI Indicator: The RSI fell and crossed below the 40 level and is now declining (negative if it continues).

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

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

Suppor t Levels: For short-term traders the immediate main support at the 5867 points level was crossed below yesterday. The next support is at the 5673 points level.

Resistance Levels: The immediate main resistance is at the 6156 points level. The next resistance is at the 6223 points level.

Pivot Point Analysis: For intra-day traders the support and resistance levels are calculated according to the pivot point theory and are: Pivot point = 5812 (This is the level where the trend is likely to change during intra-day). Support (1) = 5757. Support (2) = 5725. Resistance (1) = 5844. Resistance (2) = 5900.


On Japanese candlestick patterns the index af ter having formed five consecutive doji patterns (indicating i ndecisi veness amongst investors) has formed a long black body candle on substantially higher volumes. This i s negative and indic ates that the bias has shifted towards the sell side of the market. Fur ther, the index has crossed below its 200 day moving averages as well as a major support level at the 5867 points level. The index is now bel ow the 5, 15, 25 and 200 day’s moving averages, while the 5, 15 and 25 days moving averages are declining. More over, the velocity parameters continue to indicate weakness. All these indicate a negative bias and the possibility of a further decline unfolding. Investors are advised to avoid buying at present levels.

Work with strict stop losses on all positions

Moving Averages (Trend Indicators) The index: Is below its 5-day average (at 5878) Negative. Is below its 15-day average (at 5980) Negative. Is below its 25-day average (at 6028) Negative. Has crossed below its 200-day average (at 5794) Negative.

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

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

We initiated coverage of Accleya Kale Solutions Ltd and set a target price of Rs. 505.00 for Medium term Investment. Accelya Kale Solutions Limited is an Accelya group company & a leading solutions provider to the Airline and Travel industry. Accelya Kale Solutions Limited has recorded consolidated operating income of Rs. 788.68 million for the 3rd quarter ended March 2013 compared to Rs. 521.91 million in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Accelya announced that bmi regional, the British regional airline, has outsourced its passenger revenue accounting, sales audit, refunds, card billing & chargeback processing to Accelya. Accelya Kale Solutions Ltd has declared an interim dividend of Rs. 30/- per equity share. The company’s net profit registered a 178.13% increase and stood at a record Rs. 243.11 million from Rs. 87.41 million over the corresponding quarter last year. Net Sales and PAT of the company are expected to grow at a CAGR of 22% and 69% over 2011 to 2014E respectively. Outlook and Conclusion: At the current market price of Rs. 463.00, the stock P/E ratio is at 7.64 x FY13E and 5.78 x FY14E respectively. Earning per share (EPS) of the company for the earnings for FY13E and FY14E is seen at Rs. 60.63 and Rs. 80.15 respectively. Net Sales and PAT of the company are expected to grow at a CAGR of 22% and 69% over 2011 to 2014E respectively. On the basis of EV/EBITDA, the stock trades at 4.50 x for FY13E and 3.44 x for FY14E. Price to Book Value of the stock is expected to be at 4.81 x and 4.68 x respectively for FY13E and FY14E. We expect that the company surplus scenario is likely to continue for the next upcoming years, will keep its growth story in the coming quarters also. We recommend ‘BUY’ in this particular scrip with a target price of Rs. 505.00 for Medium to Long term investment.

Mehta Equities calls a ‘Buy’ on Omkar Speciality Chem CMP: Rs. 114 Target Rs. 140

Omkar Speciality chemicals Ltd (OSCL) is a Mumbai based leading Manufacturer and Producer of Specialty Chemical Intermediates, promoter by Mr Pravin. Herlerkar. It has a diverse portfolio of over 100 products, both organic and inorganic compounds used in different industries like pharmaceutical, glass, agrochemicals, poultry, paints and dyes, electroplating, textiles, cosmetics and ceramic. The company is a leader in niche valueadded organic as well as inorganic chemicals derived from iodine, molybdenum, selenium, cobalt and tartaric acid. Result Update Q4FY13: Omkar speciality Q4 results were inline with our expectation; Topline grew up by 28% to Rs 52.4 Cr from Rs 41 Cr on YoY basis mainly on the back improvement seen in Export segment, largely consisting of high value-added products, grew by 82% y-o-y in Q4FY13 EBITDA margin remained flat on YoY at 21.4% from 21.2% as the benefit of better product mix in high value-added products. PAT was under pressure mainly on the back of higher depreciation effects and higher tax provision during the quarter; for the full year, the tax rate was 31%. Increase in export revenue helps Omkar to maintain healthy growth: To keep the pace on, Omkar has lined up plans to launch 2-3 more export oriented products every quarter from the newly commissioned plants which will drive the revenue from export segment in FY14E. New capacity to add value going forward: OSCL has commissioned Urdhwa plant in midDecember 2012 and is currently running at an utilisation rate of around 40%. We expect the utilisation level to improve to 50% -60% and reach 75% in Mid FY2014E which will help to boost overall volume and profitability going ahead. For the Audited full year, net profit rose by 29% to Rs 20.56 cr in the year ended March 2013 as against Rs 16 cr year ended March 2012. Sales rose 27% to Rs 211 cr in the year ended March 2013 as against Rs 166 cr during the previous year ended March 2012. Mview: Going forward we believe that the performance will be backed by capacity growth which is inline with our expectations. We see very less small pharma intermediaries having fundamental growth potential to grow more than the industrial growth and Omkar is one among them. On valuation parse at the current market price of Rs 115, the stock is trading at PE of 8.7x times to its FY14E earnings of Rs 13.2 on a conservative basis. Hence we believe performance to translate into healthy growth in forthcoming earnings. We continue to remain positive and expect healthy gains from the current levels with a target of Rs 140 on short to medium term horizon. Please send all business and corporate related mails to

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JSPL loses Rs 3,787crore in market valuation; shares drop over 15%.  The AP High Court clears merger of Mahindra Satyam with Tech Mahindra.  FCI planning to raise Rs 8,000 crore through issue of bonds in this fiscal.  Foreign Exchange Earnings from tourism increases by more than 9% in May; Tourist arrivals up 3%.

Tough Times For Auto Sector As sales declines for the fourth successive month

By Mayura Shanbaug


ll is not well with the automobile industry. The overall economic slowdown, high inflation and interest rates, low consumer sentiments and insecurity over jobs are affecting demand for cars in India pushing automobile sales in India lower. According to the latest data released by the industry body, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the industry produced 1,737,548 vehicles in May 2013 as against 1,811,515 in May 2012, a decline of 4.08 % over the same month last year. Already domestic sales as well as exports have declined considerably. Overall domestic sales during AprilMay 2013 declined by 0.64% over the same period last year. The overall sales in Passenger Vehicles saw a de-

cline of 8.56 % during April-May 2013. Within the Passenger Vehicles, passenger cars and vans dropped by 11.33 % and 10.88 % respectively. However, the utility vehicles segment grew marginally by 4.08 % during April-May 2013 as compared to the same period last year. “This is the longest stretch of consecutive declines in car sales we have witnessed. Even in the 2008-09 downturn there were no such prolonged periods of fall. These are worrying times for the automobile industry,” said Vishnu Mathur Director-General SIAM. According to the data, the overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered a de-growth of 5.20% in AprilMay 2013 as compared to the same period last year. Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) also registered negative growth at 12.11 %

and Light Commercial Vehicles also dropped by 1.36%. Incidentally, Two Wheelers registered a marginal growth of 1.04 % during April-May 2013 over AprilMay 2012. However, the Two Wheelers mopeds and motorcycles segment declined by 11.45 % and 1.38 % respectively. While springing a surprise, scooters grew by 13.88 % in April-May 2013 over April-May 2012. Not surprisingly, automobile exports have taken the maximum hit as during April-May 2013 overall automobile exports declined by 8.62 %. Commercial Vehicles and Two Wheelers dropped significantly by 19.62% and 16.50% respectively in April-May 2013 over April-May 2012. However, Passenger Vehicles and Three Wheelers segments were the saving grace and grew by 7.34 % 26.53 % respectively.

Good Monsoon Lifts Economic Confidence By A Business Reporter

farm output would rein in food prices and help the government to ndia’s economic confidence im- take steps to cut the fiscal deficit and proved marginally during the farm subsidies,” Ipsos India CEO month of May on the prospect of Mick Gordon said. “A stronger economic outlook can good monsoon, says a survey by global research firm Ipsos. The sur- lift sentiment in equity markets, vey titled ‘Ipsos Economic Pulse of mainly of companies selling prodthe World’ noted that India’s eco- ucts in rural areas, including connomic confidence rose by three sumer goods and automobiles,” he points to 66 % in May 2013 compared added. The Agriculture sector, which to the preceding month making it the accounts for 17-20 % of the GDP, is fourth most economically confident largely dependent on the rains. So a country in the world after Saudi Ara- fall in agriculture “has a ripple effect on the economy”. bia, Sweden and Germany. “With 75 % of Indians directly or “In India monsoon is key to determine agricultural output, inflation, indirectly dependent on agriculture consumer spending and overall eco- a good monsoon will boost the outnomic growth. Normal rainfall sig- put of several commodities, reducing nals growth and prosperity, as higher the burden on imports,” the survey


noted. The global assessment of national economies surveyed in 24 countries remains consistent in May as 36 % of global citizens’ rate their national economies to be ‘good’. Saudi Arabia (80 %) continued to lead the world on national economic assessment. It is followed by Sweden (70 %), Germany (67 %), India (66 %) and China (64 %). Meanwhile, 36 % Indian citizens surveyed, believe that their local economy which impacts their personal finance is good, a sharp drop of five points and an optimistic 45 % people expect that the economy in their local area would be stronger in next six months. The survey was conducted among more than 18,000 people in 24 countries.

MF Assets At All-Time High Of Rs 8.68 Trillion By A Business Reporter

month high of Rs 2.06 trillion, led by inflows of Rs 207 billion in May plus he mutual fund industry’s mark to market gains. Inflows in the month-end assets under man- category are part of the historical agement (AUM) rose over 5% month trend, which sees outflows in the on month or Rs 429 billion to an all- quarter-end month and subsequent time high of Rs 8.68 trillion in May as inflows in the following two months per the monthly numbers released (March saw outflows while April and by the Association of Mutual Funds May have seen inflows). Improved in India (AMFI). The previous high of liquidity in the banking system also Rs 8.26 trillion was in January 2013. supported the inflows. Gilt funds’ however witnessed AUM gains in May were led by inflows into income and liquid funds. profit booking. This after a sharp rise Infact, Income funds’ assets rose to in AUM of around 14% in April.. The a three-year high. Income funds’ (in- category saw outflows of nearly Rs 5 cludes long-term debt funds, short- billion in May, the highest since Rs term debt funds, fixed maturity plans 10.61 billion of outflows seen in July and ultra short-term debt funds) as- 2009. Accordingly, gilt funds’ assets sets rose by nearly Rs 250 billion or declined by Rs 2.55 billion to Rs 89 6% to a 3-year high of Rs 4.47 trillion, billion at the end of May. AUM losses led by inflows of nearly Rs 210 billion were lower than outflows owing to plus mark to market gains. Most of mark to market gains in the underlythe inflows were into short term and ing funds. Gilt prices have gained ultra short term debt funds as banks over the year as the Reserve Bank of and corporates re-invested their India cut interest rates four times funds in these short maturity cate- since April 2012. The current calendar year witgories. Similarly, assets of liquid funds too nessed three interest rate cuts of 25 were up by Rs 217 billion to a 25- basis points (0.25%) each. Interest



rates (gilt yields) and prices (fund NAVs) move in opposite directions. Accordingly, as interest rates fall, gilt prices and fund NAVs rise to generate higher returns for these funds. Long term gilt funds that were part of the March 2013 CRISIL Mutual Fund Ranking returned 15.19% gains over the past one year and 6.23% in the past three months until May 31, 2013. Equity funds also reported the highest outflows in eight months. These funds saw outflows of Rs 34 billion in May compared to around Rs 3 billion in April, the highest for the category in eight months. The category has witnessed outflows in 11 months out of the past 12 months as investors continued to book profits. In the latest month, the equity market represented by the CNX Nifty gained around 1% amid mixed domestic and global cues. On year to date basis (five months) too, the index has returned 1.37%. Category assets declined by Rs 32 billion or 1.8% in May to Rs 1.75 trillion.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Consumer Confidence Index Rises

The BluFin Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) of India, which measures consumer confidence among urban consumers across 18 major Indian cities, was 41.4 for the month of May, an up tick of 3.4 points since the beginning of the year. After a steady decline since January 2013, consumer confidence in North India registered a rise of about 2.0 points to 39.0. The recovery is significant considering the high sensitivity among consumers in North India towards economic variables such as interest rate movements, inflation and employment, as recorded in CCI data. Two key components of the CCI also indicate improved consumer sentiment. The Inflation Sentiment Index rose from 23.9 in January13 to 26.8 in May13, while the Spending Sentiment Index improved from 28.3 to 30.5 in the same period. Pessimistic views on employment, however, continue to be a small drag on the CCI; the Employment Sentiment Index declined to 50.2 in May13 from 51.4 at the beginning of the year. Nonetheless, the score itself is encouraging as it is above the benchmark level of 50.

Pennar Buy-Back Offer

Pennar Industries has approved buy back of the Company’s fully paid-up equity shares of Rs. 5 each from open market through the Stock Exchange mechanism for an amount not exceeding Rs. 10 Crores at prevailing market price on the Stock Exchanges. The company has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company, keeping in view of the current satisfactory operations of the Company and to maximize returns to investors and enhance overall shareholder value by returning surplus funds to shareholders in an investor-friendly manner and as an efficient mechanism for providing an exit opportunity to those shareholders who desire to do so, in a manner that does not substantially impact the market price of the Company’s shares to the detriment of the continuing shareholders has decided to do so .

Nissan To Launch Premier SUV ‘Terrano’ This Year

Japanese auto major Nissan has christened it’s yet to be launched sports utility vehicle as ‘Nisaan Terrano’, which it plans to launch in the Indian market this year. “Terrano will be produced at Nissan’s Oragadam plant alongside the premium hatchback Micra, Sunny sedan and Evalia urban class utility vehicle, expanding Nissan’s locally-built model range to four,” Nissan India said in a statement.



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BANI - ISHQ DA KALMA  In tonight’s episode, everyone is enjoying the mehendi rasam. To add to the excitement we will see, Simar and Bhoomi come for Bani and Rajji’s mehendi ceremony to give them their best wishes. They perform a dance on the popular song “Yeh galiyan yeh chaubara”. Colors, 10.30 p.m. ONE TREE HILL  As Whitey’s last game approaches, the residents of Tree Hill feel the pressure of a looming State Championship. Peyton reveals to Lucas that she has feelings for him. Haley learns the sex of her baby. Nathan and Lucas clash over personal and team goals. Karen shows Deb tough love, while Dan tries to strike a bargain with Daunte. St ar World, 10 p.m. ANIMAL PLANET’S A TO Z  Viewers can pack their bags and get set for a unique journey into the wild with Animal Planet’s programming line-up Animal Planet A-Z. From adept hunters to the calm herbivores, this 52-weeks programming line-up will traverse viewers into the thrilling world of wild. Animal Plan et , 10 p.m. STORM CHASERS  Has one wondered why would someone risk his or her life to get up close and personal with a killer storm? Is it adrenaline? Or sheer curiosity? Join Extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer along with his team, as they chase Tornado and goes to any length to discover them. From studying weather data to extreme driving, they do it all. The aim is to chase a Tornado of any kind. Tune into the show and discover some jaw dropping experiences. Discover y Science, 9 p.m. DEVON KE DEV…MAHADEV  In tonight’s episode Ravan argues with Mahadev. He wants Mahadev to come along with him, but instead Ma-

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hadev gives him a shivling. What will Mahadev do now? What will be his next step? Life O k, 8 p.m. YEH RISHTA KYA KAHLATA HAI  Akshara feels a little odd to find Ankit at the tailor shop. Will she come to know that he is stalking Chikki. St ar Plus, 9.30 p.m. SARASWATICHANDRA  Engagement preparations happening - SC arranges a mock video conference chat with the full Desai family - full fun and games episode - Guman coaxes Kumari to elope on the day of enagement. St ar Plu s, 7,30 p.m. KINGS OF RESTORATION  One of Pawn Star’s favourite experts is here with a new series: Rick Dale, who runs Las Vegas based Rick’s Restorations, a family business that finds, restores and upcycles cool objects ranging from Cadillacs to Coke Machines in Kings of Restoration. Rick’s enthuasism unearths countless historical nuggets, sharing when and why objects were invented and who used them. History, 10 p.m.


CONAN THE BARBARIAN  A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil. Star Movies, 9 p.m. GAYAB  A very honest, simple and prestigious young man named Vishnu lives with his parents in a Bombay city slum. Everyone including his parents and people around his neighborhood hates his site because of the way he looks, he makes his living by working as a sales man but due to the lack of confidence and education his status could not be raise. He is quite shy and spend most of the time by himself. Then one day he spots a young woman named Mohini and is attracted to her at that very moment, he keeps on staring at her most of the time and sometimes blushes by himself. A young man named Sameer later marry Mohini and is settled with her. Filmy, 9 p.m. KARAN ARJUN  Karan Arjun, a story of ultimate patience and absolute belief. Rakhee is the mother of Karan Arjun, who are killed by the evil Durjan Singh but her belief in goddess Kali, allows Karan & Arjun to be born again. Karan & Arjun are born in the city, away from the village they lived in their previous life. When they grow up they don’t remember anything except the feeling they know each other from somewhere. Will Karan & Arjun recall who they are?, Max 9 p.m. A FEW GOOD MEN  In this dramatic courtroom thriller, LT Daniel Kaffee, a Navy lawyer who has never seen the inside of the courtroom, defends two stubborn Marines who have been accused of murdering a colleague. Kaffee is known as being lazy and had arranged for a plea bargain. Downey’s Aunt Ginny appoints Cmdr. Galloway to represent him. Also on the legal staff is LTJG Sam Weinberg. The team rounds up many facts and Kaffee is discovering that he is really cut out for trial work. The defense is originally based upon the fact that PFC Santiago, the victim, was given a “CODE

Conan The Barbarian, Star Movies, 9 p.m. RED”. Santiago was basically a screw-up. At Gitmo, screwups aren’t tolerated. Pix, 11.05 p.m. A WEDNESDAY!  A man calls up the Mumbai police, and tells them he has placed five different bombs in the city — all set to go off in some time. He wants four terrorists in exchange. Does he get them? Who is behind it all? What’s his motive? Is there more than meets the eye? B4U, 9 p.m. KHILADIYON KA KHILADI  Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi is about the deadly game of survival in a ruthless world of crime & sleaze, Akshay who is an army officer on his way to the USA to attend his brother, Ajay’s wedding. On the flight meets Priya & Is is love at first sight for both of them but tragedy awaits Akshay in America. His brother is missing and is wanted by the American Police. Akshay’s search for his brother leads him to the dangers Maya who is above even the American law. An untouchable. This starts a game of life and death. The player involved will have only one chance. Star Gold, 9 p.m.



P.M. 2.00 Masterchief Kitchen Ke Superstar 2.30 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas-Veera 3.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara 3.30 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 4.00 Saraswatichandra 4.30 Diya Aur Bati Hum 5.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 5.30 India’s Dancing Superstars 6.00 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas-Veera 6.30 Ek Gahr Banaunga 7.00 Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 7.30 Saraswatichandra 8.00 Master Chef Kitchen Ke Superstar 8.30 Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behnaa Hai 9.00 Diya Aur Bati Hum. 9.30 Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hain 10.00 Pyar Ka Dard Hai…. 10.30 Ek Veer Ki Ardaas – Veera 11.00 Saraswatichandra P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 6.00 7.00 8.00

8.30 9.00 10.00 11.00 P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.30 6.00 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 11.00


9.30 Nayi Umra Nayi Chunauti Par. 10.00 Bharat Ka Veer Putra Mahara 10.30 Bade Achhe Lagte Hai 11.00 Indian Idol Junior


P.M. 2.00 Aaj Ki Housewife HaiSab Jaanti Hai 2.30 Punarvivaah 3.00 Hitler Didi 3.30 Pavitra Rishta 4.00 Qubool Hai 4.30 Pavitra Rishta 6.00 Hitler Didi 6.30 Punarvivah 7.00 Aaj Ki Housewife 7.30 Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 8.00 Rab SE Soha Isshq 8.30 Hitler Didi



P.M 2.00 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati 2.30 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga. 3.00 Rustom: Film, Dara Singh 6.00 Surkshetra 7.30 Haunted Nights 8.00 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali 9.00 Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga. 9.30 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati 10.00 Piya Ka Ghar Pyaara Lage 10.30 Jai Jai Jai Bajarangbali. 11.00 Rishton Ke Bhawar Mein Uljhi Niyati



Man vs Wild What Happened Next Wild Discovery Body Bizarre Wildest India Man vs Wild What Happened Next The Magic of Big Blue Gold Rush Desire And Pleasure Decoded


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

One Tree Hill Mad Men Modern Family Big Bang Theory Masterchef US One Tree Hill Grey’s Anatomy Two and A Half Men X Big Bang Theory Masterchef US One Tree Hill


Grey’s Anatomy The Mentalist Just for Laughs Grey’s Anatomy Numbers America’s Funniest Home Videos American Dad Scandal Grey’s Anatomy Numbers


Summerland Game Beauty and The Beast Life Unexpected Excused Game Summerland Entertainment Tonight Rules of Engagement Game Game Britain’s NTM Summerland Excused


Bharat Ka Veer Putra..., Sony TV, 10 p.m.

9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

Pavitra Rishta. Qubool Hai Connected Hum Tum Punarvivah Badalte Rishton Ki Dastaan


P.M. 2.00 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai-Ajab Sa Risk Hai 2.30 Savitri 3.00 Best of Savadhaan India 5.00 Devo Ke Dev Mahadev 5.30 Savadhaan India 6.30 Crazy Stupid Ishq 7.00 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai-Ajab Sa Risk Hai 7.30 Amrit Manthan 8.00 Devo Ke Dev Mahadev 8.30 Savitri 9.00 Do Dil…Ek Jaan 9.30 Junoon-Aisi Nafrat, To Kaisa Ishq 10.00 Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai-Ajab Sa Risk Hai 10.30 Savadhan India P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30

5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00


Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Na Bole Tum… Madhubala…. Bani Ishq da Kalma Sanskaar…Dharohar Apnon Ki Na Bole Tum… Madhubala Balika Vadhu… Uttaran Bani – Ishq da Kalma Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu Madhubala Sanskaar… Na Bole Tum… Uttaran Bani – Ishq da Kalma Balika Vadhu

P.M. P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

Chitrageet News in Marathi Ruchira Bollywood Dhamaka Bhumika News in Marathi Vikas Sarathi Aamhi Karbharni Krishi Varta AMAM Patla Tar Ghya News in Marathi Chitrahaar Swami News


P.M 1.09 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 3.05 Johnny English 5.00 The Scorpion King 6.55 Baby’s Day Out 9.00 Conan The Barbarian 11.10 Tangled A.M. 7.30 In Time 9.45 The Darkest Hour 11.40 Baby’s Day Out


1.30 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 3.20 Final Destination 5 5.05 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 7.25 I am Legend 9:30 The Hangover Part II A.M. 7.05 Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus 8.50 Sharktopus 10.40 Troy

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.30 11.00

Kings of Restoration, History, 10 p.m.

Taarak Lapatagani-Ek Baar Phir FIR Gutur Goon Taarak Mehta… Baal Veer Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir Taarak Mehta… Jeanie Aur Juhu Baal Veer Taarak Chidiyaghar Jeanie Aur Juju Lapataganj-Ek Baar Phir FIR Taarak Mehta


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


P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 6.30 8.00 9.00 10.30 11.00

Marvellous Marven Animal Planet’s A to Z Wild Connection Animal Planet Safari Fooled By Nature Planet Wild Mutant Planet Marvellous Marven Animal Planet’s A To Z TV with Teeth: Animal


DDI (Main Channel)


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P.M. 2.00 Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana 2.30 Bade Acha Lagte Hai 3.00 Chhanchan 3.30 Indian Idol Junior 5.00 Crime Patrol Dastak 7.00 Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana 7.30 Dil Ke Nazar… 8.00 Anamika 8.30 Amita Ka Amit 9.00 Chanchhan

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.55 4.10 5.00 5.05 5.30 6.00 6.30 6.55 7.00 7.25 7.35 8.00

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

8.15 8.30 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00

Samachar Bharat Ki Shaan Saraswatichandra Byomesh Bakshi Lal Kothi Alwida SHOOTOU T AT LOKHANDWALA: Film. Sanjay D, Amitabh B

DDII (Metro Channel)

P.M. 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00

Samachar News Sports News War and Peace Samachar. News. Samachar

10.30 Wild Kratts 11.00 1001 Nights


P.M. 2.00 Food Detectives 3.00 Storm Chasers 4.00 Dark Matters: Twisted But True 4.50 Mysteries of Magic 5.40 Deconstructed 6.00 Frontier of Flight 7.00 The Detonators 8.00 Mythbusters 9.00 Storm Chasers 10.00 Deadliest Tech 11.00 Frontier of Flight


P.M. 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.00

Modern Marvels Top Shot Men Who Built America India on 4 Wheels Extreme Prison Breaks Kings of Restoration World’s Scariest The Business Buffet Men Who Built America Kings of Restoration Extreme Prison Breaks Ancient Aliens


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6.00 7.00 8.00 9.00 10.00

Cold Blood Most Amazing Moments Dangerous Encounters Return of the Clouded Leopard Most Amazing Moments Caught in the Act Dangerous Encounters Taboo Breakout

5.30 6.05 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.15 8.30 10.00 10.30

Rajyon Se Samachar. Metro Scan Business Wrap Samachar Focus News Night Samachar News Night. Charcha Mein Aankhon Dekhi.

P.M. 2.40 6.10 9.00 A.M. 7.55 10.15

P.M. 12.00 ICC Champions Trophy 2013 h/ls 1.00 Champions Ka Champion 1.30 Cricket Extra 3.00 ICC Champions Trophy 2013- Australia vs N Zealand 11.00 Cricket Extra P.M. 2.00 La Liga 3.00 US Open Championship 2013 4.00 Best of FA Cup 5.00 ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 h/ls 6.00 La Liga 7.00 Champions Ka Champion 8.00 Best of FA Cup 8.30 Champions Ka Champion 9.00 Bpl Hot Shotz.

Scary Movie 4 The Rock The Lion King Smoking Aces Arachnophobia Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation



P.M. 2.00 Tom and Jerry A Nutcracker Tale 3.30 Oggy and the Cockroaches 4.30 Adventure Time 6.00 Oggy and the Cockroaches 7.30 Bhootraja Aur Ronnie 9.00 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien 10.00 Tom and Jerry Show 11.00 Adventure Time A.M. 7.30 R21: Akhadaa Main Pachadaa 9.00 Obbochama-kun 9.30 Tom and Jerry Meets Sherlock Holmes 11.00 Tom and Jerry Show


P.M. 2.00 Chhota Bheem Marathon 4.00 Mera Bheem Special 7.30 Sons of Rama

Watchmen A Few Good Men 2012


Raja Hindustani Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi

Few Good Men, Pix, 11.05 p.m.

Jungbaaz Daag: The Fire



P.M. 2.30 Main Tera Dushman: Anupam Kher 5.40 Dashavtar: Kamal Hassan 9.00 Durga IPS: P N Sathya A.M. 10.35 Karma: Dilip Kumar


P.M. 2.00 Swati: Shashi Kapoor 5.30 Taqdeer Ka Tamasha: Jeetendra, Kimi K 9.00 Yaadgaar: Sanjeev Kumar A.M. 9.30 Sainik-The Love Story of A Soldier: Ashish V


P.M. 12.00 Mumbai Ki Kiran Bedi: Malashri, Srinivasa 3.00 Bhakti Mein Shakti: Dara Singh 6.00 Mulzim: Jeetendra, Amrita Singh 9.00 Gayab: Tushar Kapoor A.M. 9.00 Chor Pe Mor: Naseeruddin Shah


P.M 12.00 Dhadkan: Akshay Kumar 4.00 Dahek: Akshay Khanna 8.00 A Wednesday: Naseeruddin

All programmes on this page are as per the official schedules of the various channels. Afternoon is not responsible for any last minute changes.


P.M. 12.00 Halad Tuzhi Kunku Mazha: Miling Gunaji 3.00 Zabardast: Rasika Joshi 6.00 Tingya 9.00 Doghat Tisara Aata Sgale Visara: Prasad Oak

Cherchez La Femme Species III Ninja 2012 The Forbidden Kingdom A Few Good Men

P.M. 2.15 Aur Ek Ilzam: Rahul Dev 5.40 Badmaash Company: Shahid K 9.00 Karan Arjun: Salman Khan A.M. 6.55 Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar: Aamir Khan 10.35 Fighter Man - Ghayal The: Jr NTR, Sameera Reddy



Shootout At Lokhandwala, DDI, 11 p.m.

P.M. 1.25 2.30 4.10 6.00 9.00 11.05 A.M. 6.40 9 .20 11.55


Shah A.M. 8.00 Tequila Nights: Adil Hussain

A Wednesday, B4U, 8 p.m. 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.00 A.M. 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 11.00 P.M. 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.30 5.00 7.00 7.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 P.M. 2.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30

Chhota Bheem Pokemon Takeshi’s Castle Sunaina MAD

Thomas and Friends Galli Galli Sim Sim Chhota Bheem Hagemaru Kaalia Ke Chele Special

DISNEY CHANNEL Doraemon Hamtaro Phineas and Ferb Art Attack Doraemon Hamtaro Doraemon Slokk 2 Best of Luck Nikki Doraemon


Kiteretsu Splatalot Super Robot Kiteretsu Iron Man AA Spiderman Kiteretsu Ultimate Spiderman Hulk Iron Man AA Rescue Force.

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Marcellus Baptista


Golden eye

golden glow was in the air at Tag Thursday’s Gold Party at Escobar, the Mediterranean fine dining restaurant and tapas bar influenced by Spanish THE culture. The talk was on Tag Thursday, an exclusive social networking platform, where

invitees meet a unique blend of people who are fascinating, beautiful and share their passion for life, style and sheer enjoyment once a month. And glowing was its founder Martin Peter who warmly welcomed each and every guest.

Fully charged as ever was READY Akshay Kumar in his role as



Going places

destinations, preferred travel facilitators and most treasured travel FAVOURITE experiences were honoured at the Lonely Planet Magazine India

Travel Awards 2013 at ITC Grand Central. There was a Bollywood buzz with John Abraham, Soha Ali Khan, Dia Mirza, Nargis Fakhri, Sharman Joshi, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Purab Kohli, Tusshar Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari. The bar was buzzing with Black Dog and Sula wines, while a delightful dinner awaited the many guests.



Eveready brand ambassador. The Bollywood biggie was there at Novotel at the launch of Eveready Ultima described as the most powerful range of batteries ever. Catering to the needs of the new techsavvy generation, the range consists of high-power alkaline batteries, longlasting rechargeable batteries and portable chargers for mobile devices. And looking happy indeed was Eveready’s Amritanshu Khaitan.


Dream run

their Dreams – that’s what the ex-students LIVING of Society for the Education of the

Crippled (SEC) called their show at Jehangir art gallery. Inaugurated by Jaideep Mehrotra and Arzan Khambatta, with Adi Jehangir of the gallery and Dinshaw Tamboly, the preview saw the presence of Manju Uttamchandani and Zarine Chottia of SEC, Zeba Kohli, Nisha Javeri, Nisha Jamvwal, Dilshad Khambata, Pallavi Jaikishan, Rukshana Eisa and Michelle Poonawala.


Magical moments

magic came to town at Oberoi mall with Mickey Mouse and friends greeting hundreds of fans. Joining in the celebration were Mini Mathur, Gurdeep Kohli, Gauri Tonk and child DISNEY artist Saloni Daini who shared some magical moments with the iconic characters who danced to popular Bollywood hits like ‘All is Well,’ ‘Disco Deewane’ and ‘Auntyji.’ Yes, having a blast were Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy.



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1.Blood constituent (6) 6.Morton- fictional character in Hardy Boys(4) 10.Pit (5) 13.Bantu language (5) 14.Bitter in taste (7) 15.Determine (6) 16.Sea vessel(4) 17.Dwelling (5) 18.Popeye’s favourite green vegetable(7) 19.Add (7) 20.Sexual desire (6) 21.Marshy tract (4) 23.Writer Erich (5) 25.Gold coin of Portugal (7) 28.Boundary line (4) 30.Understand (4) 32.Voltage————(9) 35.Activist Hazare (4) 37.Noisy parrot (5) 38.Capital of Red China(7) 40.Priestly group(6) 43.Stick game (6) 44.——-belt in car(4) 45.Author Rand (3) 46.Single-celled organism (7)

CROSSWORD NO 144 Nita Jaggi

49.Divine messenger (5) 52.Silo fodder (8) 54.And not (3) 55.———and Diu (5) 57.Graphical User Interface (3) 58.Short for sister (3) 59.Go (5) 60.Night bird (3) 61.Battle cry (3,5) 62.Proportion (5) 65.Persian rugs (7) 68.Large body of water (3) 70.With skill (4) 72.———down (6) 73.Lecture (6) 75. Small bird (7) 76. ‘A’ films (5) 79.A horse(4) 81.Cotton fabric (9) 82.Den (4) 83.Travel on ——- (4) 86.Strange person (7) 87.Promotional statement (5) 92.Phobia (4) 93.Stick to the rules(6) 94.Pile of earth by tiny pests (7) 95.Occurring only once(7) 96.Jockey (5) 97.Sun god (4) 98.Spell (6) 99.Shopper’s advantageous purchase(7) 100.Dark room (5) 101.Enclosures (5) 102.Delight (4) 103.Aromatic spice(6)


1.Large cup(7)

2.Kill oneself (7) 3.Amazing (7) 4.Desire for success (8) 5.Squids (8) 6.Kind of wool(8) 7.Browsing mammal (5) 8.Parasite (5) 9.——-face-reversal in attitude(5) 10.Pains (5) 11.Immature (5) 12.Star (7) 22.Keralite festival (4) 24.——-bird-riser (5) 26.Large drinking cup (4) 27.Egg producer (5) 29.Rope (5) 31.Stun (4) 32.Prickly plants (5) 33.Atmospheric layer (5)

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34.Food card (4) 35.Yesteryear actress Salma (4) 36.Ato centers (6) 39.Religious celebration(6) 41.Gets money (5) 42.Growl (5) 46.Born earlier (5) 47.Full range (5) 48.Nails (5) 50.Burial place (5) 51.Claims (5) 53.Assemblages (6) 56.Serious problem (5) 57.Shine(5) 58.Bone supporting device(6) 63.Horse food(5) 64.Bamboo eater(5) 65.Highlander (4) 66.Not an original (5)


DOWN 1. V A M P 2. X A N T H U R A 3. N O V E M B E R ...............

67.Shade (4) 69.To deduce logically (5) 71.Calm (4) 73.Step (5) 74.Livestock feed(4) 77.Trained animal (4) 78.Hold back (8) 79.At once (8) 80.Arkansas river (8)

81.Growth spurt in children (7) 83.To knock down (7) 84.Large, sweet cherry (7) 85.Type of lettuce (7) 88.——-neath (5) 89.Insults (5) 90.Preserve (5) 91.Smoke piece (5) 92.Hurled (5)

Solution (GIGANTIKA No. 143)

ACROSS: 1. Sermon 6. Apes 10. Korea 13.obeys 14.imitate 15.jordan 16.slim 17.nouns 18.endorse 19.overtly 20.unsnap 21.sign 23.abele 25.italics 28.barn 30.erik 32.templates 35.adds 37.mewar 38.fiefdom 40.unsaid 43.berate 44.anon 45.arm 46.january 49.punch 52.santiago 54.cue 55.karma 57.pus 58.see 59.ilion 60.lal 61.veronica 62.rahul 65.screech 68.out 70.axle 72.strata 73.owners 75.sizable 76.ihram 79.mesh 81.anostraca 82.faro 83.crew 86.cerebra 87.troll 92.sima 93.listed 94.ala mode 95.cardiac 96.ginsu 98.israel 99.recycle 100.levee 101.arepa 103.mister DOWN: 1. Sojourn 2. Madonna 3. Ninepin 4. Bondmaid 5. Recruits 6. Assessed 7. Simon 8. Dimes 9. Waste 10. Kenya 11. Route 12. Answers 22. Grim 24.board 26.fern 27.spear 29.rudra 31.keen 32.taunt 33.eolic 34.fifa 35.amby 36.duress 39.stance 41.sauce 42.impei 46.joker 47.norah 48.pilot 50.noise 51.hunch 53.glints 56.allow 57.plate 58.savage 63.acorn 64.pasha 65.sash 66.razor 67.cold 69.unarm 71.leaf 73.ousel 77.mali 78.coca cola 79.margrave 80.subsides 81.antigua 83.calcium 84.ensures 85.peddler 88.ounce 89.laura 90. Farce 91.notch 92.seles.

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COFFEEBREAK  MOON: Cancer  TITHI: Vinayak Chaturthi Ahoratri  NAKSHATRA: Pushya/Ahoratri  RASHI: Karaka (Cancer) H.D.  LUCKY COLOUR: Turquoise Blue  LUCKY NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDAY FORECAST: Carry on your routine activities for you are poised for a major breakthrough in your work and career. Avoid any changes unless it is imperative or you are made an offer that is remarkably favorable. Students have a successful period ahead. You will travel abroad for higher education or for specialized training. Romantic aspirations are fulfilled this year. BABIES BORN TODAY: The baby will have a well-proportioned body, moderate to tall, pleasant face and good hair. The child will be Amicable, Submissive, sincere affectionate but moody. After basic education a career in any creative or artistic field is indicated. Fond of traveling will be multi-faceted and well read. Will nurture and care for loved ones. They can look forward to a fortunate happy life.

TODAYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FORECAST Jagjit Uppal

ARIES (March 21 - April 20): Difficulties and obstacles are indicated in your day-to-day routine, and you will adjust to things slowing down. Take good advice in your stride but charter your own course. However, you need to find time for the needs of your mate or beloved waiting patiently to spend a few moments with you.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 20): Opportunities exist but you have to strike the right chord at the right time. Your time has arrived and success will be yours today. A cheerful and happy mood will see you accomplish your work satisfactorily. Colleagues and associates will also respond positively. You may find you have too many things to do and little time left for personal relationships, which has been a cause for concern.



GEMINI (May 21 - June 20): Transactions that you are able to push through will be worthwhile. You will be at your best at jobs that give you the opportunity to show off your creative talents. You will manage to garner praise as well as monetary gains for your accomplishments. You can look forward to a good future soon.

CANCER (June 21 - July 21): A new investment will register gains faster than anticipated. A busy day at work, but you will be able to complete your assignment. You will strike an easy rapport with a colleague who has recently joined your circle. Discreetly handle a growing friendship.

LEO (July 22 - August 21): Stay focused and plan for your immediate needs and work towards achieving it. Hard work and perseverance will certainly get rewarded. Put behind the unpleasant events of the past and look forward to a nice day. Genuine appreciation and understanding will come your way.

VIRGO (August 22 - September 21): Financially you are doing okay and a chance to fulfill a personal dream presents itself. Monetary rewards are also indicated. Whatever the circumstance, an updated technology is bound to help you score over your rivals. There will be cordiality at home.

LIBRA (September 22 - October 22): The success that you have achieved will encourage you to take on new responsibilities with that much more confidence in yourself. An excellent reputation and the affection people have for you will pay off today. You will receive rewards and gratifying messages. An outing could turn out to be lots of fun.


SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21): You may feel edgy and uneasy but remain cool for your own sake. Do not make any changes yet; it is wise to continue in your present work. Too much criticism and high expectations can sometimes ruin a perfectly good relationship. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 20): You will be able to wrap up an important business tie-up. Plans for expansion will get all the support needed, but you may have to wait for a confirmation. At home children bring good news and contribute to a good atmosphere. A dinner or an outing with loved ones will be enjoyable but tiring.


CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19): New developments around you will make you optimistic and enthusiastic about your future and career growth. You will be working with great determination and sincerity, which will win you the support of others. Those traveling for work will have a successful journey. News from distant places is good.

AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18): Brace up for a hectic schedule. Socializing to maintain your contacts with people that matter will help to boost your career interests. You will be in touch with an important person who will take a particular liking to you and your work. You will achieve success in new business interests, which others may consider to be risky. PISCES (February 19 - March 20): Personal initiatives will help a lot, but joint ventures or teamwork could be more beneficial. It will be a financially a rewarding day. You can look forward to receiving a long awaited payment. Someone from overseas will be in touch.




ACROSS: 1 Break into pieces (5) 6 Articulate (5) 9 Restaurant in Greece (7) 10 Acquired relative (5) 11 No bid (5) 12 Science fiction, in short (3-2) 13 Firm (7) 15 High ranking Turkish official (3) 17 An exclamation of sorrow (4) 18 Peaceful, tranquil (6) 19 Scrutines, looks at closely (5) 20 Land from a ship? (6) 22 Combining form for Chinese (4) 24 This is an affirmative answer (3) 25 Published account or review? (5-2) 26 Habituate or get used to (5) 27 Terra ___ : dry land, mother earth? (5) 28 "The Lion King" hero (5) 29 Saliva enzyme (7) 30 Impudent, insolent or blunt (5) 31 Ivan the Terrible, Nicholas, et al. (5)

DOWN: 2 Member of Genghis Khan's clan (6) 3 Philatelist's quest (6) 4 Hesitation (3) 5 Compassion (5) 6 Combines or fuses into one (7) 7 "A tip" anagram for Indian river? (4) 8 Banner (6) 12 Hurried meal (5) 13 Something sweet to eat? (5) 14 Poisonous snake (5) 15 Eagle's nest atop a mountain (5) 16 Ancient Greek fabulist (5) 18 A trap for animals (5) 19 Former India paceman Javagal


SUDOKU 1872 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.


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Today’s clue: C equals G

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

____ (7) 21 More weird or bizarre (6) 22 Defiles or smears (6) 23 __ one : oneself? (6) 25 ___ havoc on : harass the enemy or

take revenge from the enemy, in a way? (5) 26 Mischievous children (4) 28 ___ at a person's feet : be his pupil? (3)

SOLUTION TO YESTERDAY’S QUICK CROSSWORD ACROSS: 3 Sabra, 8 Nayed, 10 Emits, 11 Mix, 12 Cerci, 13 Implied, 15 Intra, 18 Epi, 19 Spores, 21 Isolate, 22 Lets, 23 Vail, 24 Untamed, 26 Gaming, 29 Ian, 31 Gasps, 32 Anxiety, 34 Aeons, 35 Ska, 36 Versa, 37 Poems, 38 Slows. DOWN: 1 Jammu, 2 Sexless, 4 Awed, 5 Recipe, 6 Amino, 7 Stere, 9 Yip, 12 Ceiling, 14 IPO, 16 Triad, 17 Astle, 19 Strains, 20 Flagg, 21 Items, 23 Venison, 24 Unseal, 25 Max, 27 Aahed, 28 Ipass, 30 Stamp, 32 Anew, 33 Eke.

IRREGULAR SUDOKU 1691 To solve an Irregular Sudoku puzzle, every digit must appear once in:  Each of the vertical columns  Each of the horizontal rows  Each of the regions

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O M H S G C .








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YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: You cannot live on other people's promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own.

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How many words of four or more letters can you make from the letters shown in today’s puzzle? In making a word, each letter may be used once only. Each word must contain the letter at the top of the pyramid. There should be at least one nine letter word. Plurals, foreign words and proper names are not allowed. Today’s ratings: 20 average; 23 good; 26 outstanding. YESTERDAY’S SOLUTION: deign, ding, dingier, dining, dirge, ending, gird, grid, grin, grind, grinned, herding, hiding, HINDERING, hinge, hinged, hiring, inhering, neigh, nigh, reign, rending, ridge, riding, rigid, ring, ringed.




IN BRIEF Kulkarni holds Gupta in Grand Europe Golden Sands

VARNA, BULGARIA: Woman Grandmaster Bhakti Kulkarni got off to a flying start holding seventh seed compatriot Abhijeet Gupta to a hard-fought draw in the first round of Grand Europe Golden Sands chess tournament that got underway. Bhakti was in fact seen pressing for an advantage but Abhijeet found some fine manoeuvres to force the game into a deadlock. The Indians generally had a good day and another good result was obtained by R Bharathi who defeated International Master Ivaljo Enchev of Bulgaria. The other Indian Grandmasters scored regulation victories in the opener. Konstantin Zalkind of Israel was no match against Vidit Gujarathi, while Deep Sengupta opened his account at the expense of Russian Alexander Kiselev.

MP, Delhi wins national junior throwball championship

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh boys lifted their third title at the 24th National Junior Throwball Championship while Delhi won the girl's crown, played at Old Campion ground here. In the boys group Madhya Pradesh defending champions Delhi 15-9 and 15-13 while Delhi defeated Bihar 15-6 and 15-10 yesterday to win the girls title, said Madhya Pradesh Throwball Association in a release. Tamil Nadu girls secured third place by beating Madhya Pradesh 15-12 and 15-11. Madhya Pradesh captain Chandrakant Harde was adjudged the best player in the boys section while Kumari Pooja of Delhi won the prize in the girl’s category.

Lebanese referee handed 6-month jail term

SINGAPORE: A Lebanese FIFA-accredited football referee was today sentenced to six months' imprisonment for accepting bribe from a gambling-linked syndicate as an inducement to fix an AFC Cup match in April. Referee Ali Sabbagh, 34, and two compatriot linesmen - Ali Eid, 33, and Abdallah Taleb, 37, were arrested by the local police on April 3, hours before they were to officiate the match between Indian side East Bengal and Tampine Rovers. They were replaced and the match, which was conducted by other officials, has nothing to do with the corruption case.



EW DELHI: The Indian men's squash team dished out a dominating performance to notch up a commanding 3-0 win over Finland and enter the pre-quarters of the World Team Championship in Mulhouse, France. After the tight escape against Argentina, the eighth seed Indian team made the bold choice of bringing in Ramit Tandon in place of Harinder Pal Sandhu. The gamble paid rich dividends as Tandon tamed the dangerous Henrik Mustonen in the opening encounter to set India on course for a straight-game win and top the Pool 'H'. The 22-year old Mustonen was heavy favourite going into the match, given his 36th world ranking, a whopping 196 places higher than Tandon. Tandon showed no fear and went for the jugular, volleying brilliantly to give Mustonen the run around. The Indian wrapped up the first game in quick succession as a shell-shocked Mustonen tried to figure out what hit him in those opening minutes. There was no letting up from Tandon as he continued his attacking style, going for his volleys and backhand drops to torment

World No.20 Ghosal played his usual high-intensity game using his youthful exuberance to tease and torment the "Flying Finn", at 34 very much an elder statesman on the pro-tour. The Leeds-based Indian continued the aggressive game employed by his teammates and combined his precision which proved too hard for the Finland No.1. Ghosal raced away with the first two games with his volleys proving difficult to get to for the "Flying Finn" but Olli used his wealth of experienced to stage a Saurav Ghosal comeback in the third game. Olli carried on with his revival into the Finnish No.2. Mustonen in as a heavy favourite and the fourth but Ghosal was far too found some hope in the third stamped his authority early on seasoned to let an opportunity game as Tandon lost the edge a and never let go the advantage. slip and closed the game at 11-9. little. With the match ball in sight, Mahesh unleashed his powerful "I am very delighted with the reTandon got the nerves and kept strokes, smashing some hard sults. I am proud of how they perthe ball in play instead of going balls across the court and formed today and am looking for the kill. The Finnish took ad- romped home in style, winning forward to the match against vantage of that little window of 11-4 11-7 11-7 to seal the win and Venezuela," a jubilant coach a last-16 spot for the Indians, Cyrus Poncha said. "Ramit was a doubt to snatch the third game. But, Tandon put on display leaving Saurav Ghosal to play out class act, Mahesh was solid and snap volleys to the front and a dead rubber. With the match Saurav was simply superb. Overbackhand drops that was just out won, Ghosal and Olli Tuominen all it was a solid team effort," he of reach of an exasperated Mus- would havebeen forgiven for added. tonen to settle the issue 3-1 in his playing out a dull match in the Results: Ramit Tandon 3-1 Henrik dead rubber. But, the seasoned Mustonen 11-4 11-6 11-13 11-4; favour. Mahesh Mangaonkar was next professionals were locked in a Mahesh Mangaonkar 3-0 Matias Tuomi on court and proved too powerful high-quality battle that was good 11-4 11-7 11-7; Saurav Ghosal 3-1 Olli Tuominen 11/7 11/2 7/11 11/9. for Matias Tuomi. Mahesh went value for the money.

Saina survives a scare in Indonesia Super Series opener

Monsoon scooter rally on July 7

MUMBAI: The 24th edition of Gulf Monsoon Scooter Rally, organised by Sportscraft, will be held on July 7. The annual two-wheeler event will be flagged off from Mumbai and the competitive sector is to be run along the backwoods of Navi Mumbai, said a media release from the organisers. The rally is open to all Indian-made scooters – two-stroke, four-stroke and gearless – and is offering trophies and over Rs 75,000 in cash prizes. The different classes for competition are above 80cc up to 110cc - two stroke; above 110cc up to 160cc – Two stroke, and upto 160 cc - Four stroke.

Jr Sahil scores over Nishad Lalit

MUMBAI: Sahil Javkar notched an impressive11-4, 11-8, 7-11, 12-10 win over Nishad Lalit in the men’s singles third round of the MCF Silver Jubilee All Mumbai ranking table tennis tournament, held at Mandpeshwar Civic Federation at their sports complex at Borivali. Lalit fought all the way winning the third game but squandered a small lead to hand away the advantage to Sahil. In another tie, sub-junior Shubham Ambre, trounced Vivek Nhattuvetty 11-5, 116, 11-6. Vishal Sankpal, too, was stretched by Shyam Purohit before he triumphed at 115, 9-11, 14-12, 11-9.


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AKARTA: Defending champion Saina Nehwal survived a scare in her campaign opener as she struggled past Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri in an energy-sapping three game thriller at the Indonesian Super Series Premier. World number two Saina had to play out of her skin against the 14th ranked Fanetri, who posed a huge threat to the Indian before surrendering 17-21, 29-27, 13-21 in an hour and 14 minutes in a women's singles first round

match at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here. The 23-year-old from Hyderabad will take on the winner of the match between Sayaka Takahashi of Japan and Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk in the prequarterfinals today. Saina, seeded second, relied on her smashes, while Fanetri dominated the net play. In the opening game, Fanetri was leading 5-2 initially and it was only from tied 9-9 that Saina

could get ahead of the Indonesian even though she was always breathing down her neck. The 24year-old Indonesian, egged on by the local crowd, raised her game and engaged in a fierce battle and went into the breather with a slender 11-9 advantage in the second game. Saina battled on and turned the tables at 15-15 but even though she was just two points away from pocketing the match, Fanetri clawed back at the right time and eventually roared back into the contest after an intense fight till the end. However, in the decider, Saina showed why she is considered to be one of the best in the business. While the gruelling second game took a toll on Fanetri, Saina's fitness came to her rescue as she zoomed ahead to a 5-0 lead. Thereafter the Indian just didn't allow the Indonesian to come close and at the end won the issue comfortably. In the mixed doubles, world number 29 pair of Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa prevailed over Praveen Jordan and Vita Marissa, ranked 30, 21-18 14-21 25-23 in a 53-minute engrossing battle. The Indian pair will face the seventh seeded Polish combo of Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Zieba in the prequarterfinals today.

Dempo SC rope in Billy Mehmet

PANAJI: Dempo SC managed to pull yet another surprise from Europe by signing a former West Ham Academy player and ex-Ireland U21 striker Billy Mehmet for the upcoming season, Dempo SC media officer Abhijit Patil said. Billy Mehmet, who was born in London, is of part English, Irish and Turkish descent. He started his playing career at the West Ham Academy where he was on the radar of several Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Milwall and Norwich. On account of his agility and ball control, he later became a star player at St. Mirren in the Scottish Premier League where he scored record goals in five years. Known for his brilliant body control and attacking play, 29-year-old Mehmet will prove to be a positive move for the Eagles who finished 5th in the ILeague last season. "Arthur (Papas) made it clear that he wanted me to sign for the club and I'm confident with his guidance we can achieve success," said the 6-ft tall striker.




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EW DELHI: Out of favour India opener Gautam Gambhir doesn't feel IPL's reputation has got a beating because of the spot-fixing and betting scandal, and said a "handful of wrong individuals doesn't carry the image of the entire sport". "A handful of people who do something wrong doesn't carry the image of the entire sport. There are still millions of people who want to go out there and play the game and represent the country," said Gambhir, who is also the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders. "If some handful of people do something wrong that doesn't mean cricket is dirty. There are lot of people who wants to do well," he said. For Gambhir, IPL is a serious business but feels steps like banning cheerleaders

from the tournament is not the solution to eradicate corruption from the event. "For me everything depends on individual. You can't stop an individual from doing something wrong. It has to come from within," he told NDTV. "IPL is a serious competition and not what you do off the field. When I joined KKR, my only thinking was to see the team do well on the field. But if a handful of people thing IPL is more to do with off-field activities, it's the wrong way of approaching IPL. There are a handful of people who think that and you can't control them. The only way out is not to make them part of IPL," the lefthander added. Gambhir, whose form has been patchy of late, is presently out of the Indian team after he was ignored for the ongoing Cham-

pions Trophy is England. Asked how difficult it will be to return to the Indian team considering the good showing of the opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in the Champions Trophy, Gambhir said, "For any sportsperson, it's not about how difficult to make a comeback. It's about going out there and keep scoring runs because as a batsmen that's what you play cricket for and that's what give you maximum hapiness. It's about keeping things simple." Gambhir brushed aside Manoj Tiwary's view that 2012 champions Kolkata Knight Riders faltered in this edition of the IPL because of lack of camaraderie within the team. "I don't know what Manoj Tiwary said, it's his personal view.

Dhoni should disassociate himself from management firm: Ravi Savant N

EW DELHI: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's alleged conflict of interest situation has not gone down well with the BCCI with its new treasurer Ravi Savant saying that he should immediately disassociate himself from the company. Savant said that Dhoni should be given a notice for conflict of interest if it was not part of his contract earlier. Dhoni found himself in a controversy when it came to light that he had 15 per cent stake in Rhiti Sports, which also manages Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Pragyan Ojha, besides the Indian captain. However, the firm has made it clear that Dhoni was a shareholder only for a brief period, and currently has no stakes. "Dhoni should immediately disassociate himself from the management firm while he is

captain. Dhoni should be given a notice for conflict of interest if this was not part of his contract earlier," Savant said in a statement to NDTV. The BCCI had said that it would look into the issue of conflict of interest after the Champions Trophy was over. "I don't want to disturb the

team during the Champions Trophy. I gain nothing by doing that.We have taken note of the issue. We are looking into it but we are not going to hound someone," BCCI's interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya had told a press conference here yesterday. Rhiti Sports management was set up and run by Dhoni's long-time friend Arun Pandey, who played three first-class matches. In 2010, Dhoni signed up with Rhiti Sports reportedly for Rs 210 crore, an average of Rs 70 crore a year, the costliest deal in Indian cricket. Interestingly, two of these players -- Raina and Jadeja -are part of the same IPL franchise, the Chennai Super Kings, which is also captained by Dhoni. Ojha had joined Rhiti Sports during Australia's last tour of India.

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Struggling Australia look to make amends against New Zealand

BIRMINGHAM: After their meek surrender against England in their opening game, a struggling Australia will have to work on their batting frailties when they take on a confident New Zealand in a Group A match of the Champions Trophy here today. Australia, sans their regular skipper Michael Clarke, proved to be no match to the English side as they suffered a huge 48run defeat to start their campaign on a wrong foot. With Clarke, who is suffering from a back problem, still nowhere near making a comeback, it will be a big test for the stand-in skipper George Bailey to turn Australia's fortune around today. Australia bowlers Clint McKay, James Faulkner and Shane Watson did a decent job in restricting England to 269 when they were looking at a 300-plus score at one stage but they still need to add more sting to their attack. The Aussie batsmen could not pose any threat to the England bowlers, who strangulated them with both pace and spin. Barring skipper Bailey and allrounder James Faulkner, none of the batsmen were up the mark. What was baffling was most of them got starts but later blew those away. The two-time champions, hence, will have to re-think about the team composition as another defeat will pave their way for an early exit from the tournament. "We need to get the balance right, we need to get partnerships going, that needs to be addressed. We have to turn around things," Bailey had said after their loss to England.



India storm into semi-final outclassing West Indies

BRIEF SCORES: West Indies 233/9 (Johnson Charles 60, Darren Sammy 56 no, Ravindra Jadeja 5/36). India 236/2 in 39.1 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 102 no, Rohit Sharma 52, Dinesh Karthik 50 no). India won by 8 wkts.



ONDON: India today stormed into the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy tournament with a resounding eightwicket victory over West Indies, riding on Shikhar Dhawan’s second consecutive ODI century. The Indians first restricted the Caribbeans to 233 for nine as ‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja (5/36) ripped through the middle-order as Dhawan yet again took centrestage with dazzling strokeplay to give India its second win in as many matches in Group B. The 27-yearold Delhi boy, who made a spectacular Test debut against Australia with a knock of 187, had scored a match-winning 114 against South Africa in the tournament opener. The stylish left-hander yet again sizzled at the Oval as his unbeaten knock of 102 helped the ‘Men In Blue’ chase down a target with 65 balls to spare. Dhawan smashed 10 fours and a six in the process. The three-figure mark was achieved with a slashed six off Dwayne Bravo over backward point and then played dot balls to allow his partner Dinesh Karthik (50 no) to complete his well-deserved halfcentury. Dhawan is enjoying a golden period in international cricket as his three knocks since comeback into Indian team has been centuries (187, 114, 102 no). India thus made it to the last four of the Champions Trophy after a gap of 11 years. The opening pair is turning out to be a smash hit in the tournament as yet again Dhawan and Rohit Sharma added 101 in only 15.3 overs to lay the foundation of a comfortable victory.

Cricketer S Sreesanth arrives to brief media after being released on bail in the IPL fixing case, in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Proteas stay afloat, push Pakistan to brink of elimination B TODAY’S MATCH

Group A

Match 7

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

IRMINGHAM: Prolific batsman Hashim Amla (81) hit a splendid half-century before Ryan McLaren took four wickets as South Africa mauled Pakistan by 67 runs to keep themselves in the race for the Champions Trophy semifinals. Pakistan bowlers did a fantastic job last night by restricting South Africa to 234 for nine, which was built around Hamla's knock and small contributions from Faf du Plessis (28), skipper AB de Villiers (31) and JP Duminy (24). Pakistani batsmen, however, could not compliment the good job done by their bowlers as they failed to apply themselves under challenging conditions. Skipper Misbah-ulHaq (55) and opener Nasir Jamshed (42) were the only ones, who showed intent to resist the Proteas as Pakistan were all out for 167 in 45 overs. It was second successive batting failure for Pakistan and this defeat has dented their chances to

for South Africa with figures of 8-319-4 but it was young paceman Chris Morris (2/25) together with Lonwabo Tsotsobe (2/23) who build pressure and strangulated the Pakistan innings early on. Such was the domination of bowlers that Pakistan scored just 36 runs in first 15 overs and lost Imran Farhat (2) and Mohammed Hafeez (7). Morris accounted for both as he bowled Farhat and foxed Hafeez with extra bounce to have him caught at square leg. McLaren and part-timer JP Duminy (1/26) too bowled venomous spells to pile on the misery of the rivals. Immediately after the first drinks break, Duminy bowled Shoaib Malik, who played a defensive shot but the ball South Africa's AB de Villiers celebrates the wicket of Shoaib Malik during the Champions rolled back, hit the stumps and knocked over the bails. Trophy cricket match. BRIEF SCORES: South Africa 234/9 in progress in the tournament as they since the Edgbaston wicket assisted 50 overs beat Pakistan 167 all out in 45 next face arch-rivals India on Satur- pacers as well as spinners. McLaren overs [Misbah ul Haq 55, Ryan McLaren day. Stroke-making was difficult emerged as the highest wicket-taker 4/19] by 67 runs.


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