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President Obama, the man who could do no wrong, has seen his ratings plummet after the NSA spying scandal erupted. In the world of politics, many have been dethroned by scams, affairs and bad policy. Here are some of the most high-profile leaders who fell from grace.



Shocking twist in OU student ‘suicide’ case



Bandari Srinivas, the BTech student who allegedly committed suicide for a separate Telangana, left a suicide note written in Telugu. But his brother has told university authorities and OU police that Bandari couldn’t write in Telugu, leading to speculation that his death was a case of foul play.

REPORT ON P4 Justin Rose, who became England’s first major champion since Nick Faldo at the 1996 Masters, finished 72 holes on one-over 281 to defeat US star Phil Mickelson.




Shastripuram residents allege that the GHMC is releasing stray dogs in their area on the sly.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed a baby girl. It was reported the rapper was by her side as she delivered their baby five weeks early in Los Angeles.




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Masala workout Masala bhangra workout will be held. Where: Ozone 3- Fitness N Spa, Banjara Hills When: June 22 and June 23, 10 am to 6 pm Contact: 001-212-213-8208

Reel abilities Between the Lines, English play by Nandita Das will be staged. Where: The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Hitech City When: June 22, 7.30 pm Contact: 6767-6767 World music day World music day 2013 will be held. Where: Taj Deccan , Banjara Hills When: June 21, 6 pm Contact: 2335-0443 Play time Girish Karnad's Nagamandala: Play With A Cobra will be staged. Where: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills When: June 18, 7 pm

Freezing a moment Workshop on professional photography. Where: Zing Academy, Banjara Hills When: June 22, 10 am Contact: 99598-88188 DOOGIE HOWSER, M.D: Kids assessed their father's health with the help of a nurse on the occasion of Father's Day at Kidihou Kids Museum. When: Till June 20 Contact: 98499-68797

will be held. Where: Taj Deccan , Banjara Hills When: June 20, 5.30 pm to 9 pm Contact: 6666-3939

WORKSHOPS Interview workshop Workshop on success in interview will be held. Where: Swamy Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Lower Tankbund When: June 22, 10 am to 1 pm Contact: 2762-7961

Art attack An ode to a Tree, semi abstract paintings by B Bhaskar Rao will be held. Where: Iconart Gallery, Banjara Hills

Money matter A thrillionare workshop by Nik Halik

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Film appreciation Reflect and unwind about thrillers from world cinema. Where: Yavanika Films, Begumpet When: July 22 and 23, July 29 and July 30, 11 am to 7 pm

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Begumpet When: June 22, 2 pm to 6 pm Golden threads Silk and cotton exhibition cum sale will be held. Where: Kamma Sangham Community Hall, Ameerpet. When: Till June 18, 11 am to 9 pm Film making workshop A workshop where participants will learn to develop ideas into a script. Where: Yavanika Films, Begumpet Contact: +919490100404

Parental workshop Tips for pregnant women by Dr Rekha Sudarshan will be held. Where: Fortune Select Manohar,

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DINING Southern spice Southern meals ready will be held. Where: The Square, Novotel Hotel Convention Center, Kondapur When: June 17, 7 pm Contact: 6682-4422

Mime workshop Auditions for Natvarya, a workshop by Indian Mime Academy will be held. Where: Sutradhar School of Acting, Himayathnagar When: June 22 and June 23, 11 am to 5 pm Contact: 82971-17515

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Flab to fab Aerobics classes will be held. Where: Colorama Printers, Begumpet When: Till June 21, 4 pm to 6 pm Contact: 80086-24949

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Digvijay’s post upsets T-Congress POSTNOON NEWS

TDP MLAs hold a dharna at Gun Park.

Déjà vu in Assembly


There is no improvement in the jam the Assembly has been witnessing for the past six days. Neither the government nor the Opposition took any initiative to break the deadlock. MD INKESHAF AHMED


he sixth day of the ongoing session of AP Assembly witnessed similar situation as in the past days. When Speaker announced the proceedings as open at 9am, members of TRS rushed to the podium raising slogans demanding introduction of a separate Telangana resolution in the House. The TRS members did not even give an opportunity to the Speaker, N Manohar, to read out the adjournment motions moved by various parties. Unable to control the commotion, he announced rejection of all adjournment motions. When the stir continued, the Speaker after making repeated requests invited all political parties for an all-party meet in his chamber and adjourned the House for half an hour. However, the main opposition TDP boycotted the meeting protesting his attitude for not replying to the party letter

TRS members did not even give an opportunity to the Speaker to read out adjournment motions. He then announced rejection of all adjournment motions. AROUND THE

Telangana activists during Chalo Assembly programme. The BJP, CPI and Telangana Nagara Samithi gave the motion on illegal entry of police in Makhdoom Bhavan,the headquarters of the party on Chalo Assembly day. Earlier in the day the main opposition TDP held a dharna at Gun Park demanding the State government immediately revamp the APPSC in order to ensure transparent recruitment process.



charging him of behaving in an undemocratic manner. While the TDP gave an adjournment motion demanding complete revamp of the AP Public Service Commission, YSRC gave it on supply of seeds for farmers and shortage of fertilisers. The TRS gave the motion for introducing a separate Telangana resolution in the House and also raised illegal arrests of pro-

On the other hand, the five-day long session of AP Legislative Council also commenced this morning. It also witnessed scenes like that in the Assembly. The members of opposition political parties stalled proceedings of the house protesting the introduction of newly formed 12 standing committee reports in the Assembly first instead of the council. When the slogans of the members continued, the Council chairman Chakrapani adjourned the house for 20 minutes. The council session will continue till June 21.

HYDERABAD: If the appointment of senior Congress leader and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh signals anything, it is that the Centre is not in the mood to solve the decades-old contentious T-issue. The fact that Digvijay Singh is known for his strong anti-Telangana rhetoric for a very long time has given a sense of despair to the Congress workers from Telangana region. “We are shocked at his (Digvijay) appointment. He has never supported the demand for separate Telangana state. His appointment would only weaken the party in Telangana region,” a senior Congress leader said. He cited that Singh successfully kept AROUND THE


the emotions of party cadres in control during his earlier stint as the State party in-charge prior to 2004. Digvijay Singh had kept the pro-Telangana forces at bay during his stint. However, MLC K Yadav Reddy, another staunch supporter of the T-state, exuded confidence: “Being a senior leader and a person who is aware of AP politics, we hope that Singh will take cognisance of the ongoing bitter struggle for the separate Telangana state and solve it as soon as possible,” he said. While staunch pro-T Congress leaders expressed their dissent, leaders in Andhra and Rayalaseema welcomed the appointment of Singh in his new role. None other than Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who is also not inclined to divide the state, hailed Singh’s new role. “I welcome the appointment of Digvijay Singh. As the senior-most Congress leader, Digvijay Singh knows very well about state politics,” he said.

CITY BRIEFS Mopidevi complains of chest pains, in hosp

OUCET results to be declared today

Telangana ministers to meet tomorrow

Biker injured by minister’s convoy

New FAPCCI president elected






ormer minister Mopidevi Venkataramana, lodged at Chanchalaguda Jail, was shifted to Osmania Hospital today after he complained of chest pain. Mopidevi is undergoing treatment in the ICU, reports said. Doctors did a chain of medical tests and took his blood samples for examination. Later, he was shifted to the hospital.

smania University vice-chancellor S Satyanarayan will release results of Osmania University Common Entrance Test today at 1.30pm at his office. On the basis of these results, admissions will be given in PG programmes of OU, Mahatma Gandhi University Nalgonda, Telangana University Nizamabad and Palamuru University.

inisters from Telangana region will meet tomorrow to discuss the strategy for achievement of Telangana state. Besides ministers, Congress MPs and MLAs from the region will also attend the meeting, it is said. Meeting is likely to be at the exhibition grounds. Unlike in the past, the T-ministers will adopt a strategy to fight for a separate state.

man was seriously injured when the bike he was riding was hit by one of the cars in the convoy belonging to minority welfare minister Syed Mohammad Ahmadullah on Sunday. Police have registered a case against the driver. The accident occurred when the minister was travelling from Kadapa to Vempalli. The car hit the bike from behind.

rinivas Ayyadevara was unanimously elected as president of the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) for 2013-14 during 96th Annual General Meeting held at Federation House. He was the chairman of the Hyderabad branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.


News MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013 LAST YEAR... HERE TDP waits for deliverance


ast year we had reported how, with caste calculations of the party gone haywire in the bypolls, Telugu Desam leaders were introspecting where their strategy went wrong and what needs to be done to avoid extermination. Leaders of the TDP were too shocked to say anything after its loss of hold over its citadel — the Kamma community.

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Australians were fleeced out of more than Aus$93 million (US$90 million) last year by scammers, and officials Monday said they believe it was just the tip of the iceberg.

When dogs of an area are killed or taken away, a new pack of dogs enters... So leaving these dogs in the outskirts and getting rid of them doesn’t help in any way. Vasanthi V, People for Animals See page 8

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Delhi police to use lathis that hurt less. Delhi Police will be doing away with its colonial-era bamboo lathis for a lighter plastic baton that will “hurt less” when it comes in contact with the human body.


Extinct animals emerge again in China. Five prehistoric-looking Przewalski’s horses , that were classified as extinct in the wild in 1960 were spotted in the harsh desert steppe of far north-western China.


Desertification: Do not let our future dry up. The goal of the 2013 World Day to Combat Desertification is to create awareness about the risks of drought and the importance of sustaining healthy soils.


No room for emergencies in Hyderabad. There is no alternative route for ambulances and fire services during protests in City.


T-leaders upset over new AP in-charge. Digvijay, known to be antiTelangana, is the new AP in-charge.



T cause or murder? The alleged suicide of an OU student, purportedly for the T cause, has taken a curious turn. It now appears a murder. Mohd SUBHAN HYDERABAD: The death of a promising student at Osmania University, prima facie treated as another suicide for T-State, is turning out to be a suspicious death for varied reasons. The body of Bandari Srinivas, a BTech student, was found hanging from a tree on the campus on Saturday. His trouser pocket yielded a suicide note, purportedly written by him. It says he was frustrated at the denial of statehood to Telangana. Now, his brother Bandari Srisailam has told university authorities and OU police that his brother was not adept in writing Telugu, but his suicide note was written in Telugu. Srinivas studied all through in English medium. While he can speak and read Telugu, he was not at all capable of writing in Telugu. Family members have corroborated this and OU inspector P Ashok has turned his attention to a new angle: Foul play.


Police will be sending the suicide note to the forensic lab to establish if the letter was writ-

The suicide note written in an illegible fashion seeks his parents’ pardon. He says he is leaving this world and asks his brother to take care of the family. It gives three phone numbers, apparently of his family members.



ten by Srinivas. This, along with the post mortem report, will give the police some idea of what could have happened. Deputy commissioner, east zone, R Jayalakshmi, said police have already begun to investigate his school background; his answer papers in Guru Nanak college, where he studied, will throw some light on the matter. According to details, Srinivas was seen busy preparing notes in the library till late on the previous night. He had not returned to his hostel room on Friday night. He stayed in

B1 hostel as a non-boarder where his brother, who recently left to pursue his doctor of science degree, used to stay. Nobody suspected him to be under trauma and he was zealously preparing for Group 1 exam. Ramulu, a student who saw Srinivas last, said he had not noticed anything wrong with him. However, a friend of the deceased, Ramesh, told police Srinivas appeared to be disturbed about something in the past few days. But he was not known to be an avid T-protagonist. Srinivas hails from Amangal in Mahbubnagar district. His father Bandari Laxmaiah is an agriculturist and mother Bandari Pudamma is a house wife.

China woman finds her savings eaten! BEIJING: A Chinese woman has been robbed of her savings worth $65,000 by a gang of unusual burglars — termites! The termites raided the woman’s stash of banknotes worth 400,000 yuan ($65,240), leaving not even a single intact note, which she had hidden in a plastic bag in a wooden drawer in her house. The children of the woman in Shunde, south China’s Guangdong province gave her 400,000 yuan, six months ago. AROUND THE


Instead of depositing the cash in bank or cashbox, she simply put the banknotes in a plastic bag and placed it in a wooden drawer, People’s Daily Online reported. She did not notice the termite attack until this April when she opened the drawer to take some money to decorate her house. “The remains of the cash stick together by termite’s mucus," the woman said. Bank staff scanned and manually counted the remaining banknotes. After a day’s work, nearly $55,454 was identified. The old lady lost about 60,000 yuan ($ 9,786) at last. PTI


Frog legs too can cause cancer Continuous consumption of frogs could trigger paralytic strokes, cancers, kidney failures and other deformities, says a Goa government health advisory. PANAJI: Smoking cigarettes is not the only way to contract cancer. If one believes the Goa Forest Department, eating frog meat can also get you a date with cancer. Around this time of the year poachers, with a torch in one hand and a bag in the other, slosh around marshy fields and open areas sodden with rain, hunting for frogs and their meaty hind legs. However, forest officials have issued an advisory which claims that eating frog meat could lead to an exotic cocktail of illnesses, ranging from cancer to kidney failure to paralytic strokes. The advisory calls humans the “greatest predator” of frogs and their indiscriminate killing is drastically reducing the amphibians’ population.



The state forest department feels that if not the fear of a fine or arrest, at least a cancer cautionary could stop people from killing and eating frogs. “Massive toxic recalcitrant residues from agrochemicals biomagnified in the food chain get accumulated in fat deposits of frogs. Continuous consumption of frogs could trigger paralytic strokes, cancers, kidney failures and other deformities," the advisory reads.

Over the years, the Indian Bullfrog and the Jerdon’s Bullfrog have been colloquially re-christened ‘Jumping Chicken’ in Goa. Both species have been hunted for their meat, which although contraband, is cooked and sold on the sly and eaten in

several restaurants and homes. A single frog is sold for up to `250 and only its meaty hind legs are cooked and eaten. Listed in Schedule-I of threatened species, which also include the tiger, the croaking of the humble frog once the monsoon begins would ordinarily help attract its female mate. But in Goa, with the passion and demand for frog meat increasing, the mating call also attracts village boys and adults, who almost ritualistically head for frog hunts every year, risking a stringent punishment of a `25,000 fine and/or imprisonment up to three years under the Wildlife Protection Act. The forest department now feels that if not the fear of a fine or arrest, at least a cancer cautionary could stop people from killing and eating frogs. IANS


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Emergency services a casualty in City

Hyderabad records a higher number of protests and strikes than other cities. The worst hit are the emergency services, where a delay of a fraction of a second could mean life or death for the patient. ALEENA ALICE HYDERABAD: Calling for bandh and protest marches have become common in Hyderabad. While on one hand the government makes elaborate security arrangements to tackle the situation, on the other, the same arrangements prove a problem for the common populace. The recent Chalo Assembly march followed by the T-bandh raised many eyebrows when police personnel who were so engrossed in thwarting the rally reportedly failed to consider emergency management exercise as a part of their duty. Ambulances taking patients to hospitals were not allowed to go through the barricaded areas and were forced to take the chock-a-block alternative routes.

Reports of emergency services being hit by political processions and protest meetings are not uncommon. Hyderabad records a higher number of protests and strikes than other cities. The worst affected are emergency services, where a delay of a fraction of a second could mean life or death for the patient. “On Friday, most of the roads in the City were chaotic and we had to roam around for an additional 50-55 minutes, which would otherwise take us half the time, to reach the hospital. The rally was planned well in advance. However, none of the emergency services were given any notification of an alternative route that could be used,” says P Biksham, the proprietor of a private ambulance service. Unless the ambulance service

contacts the traffic control room, they say they find no relief. “Whenever any of our ambulances are stuck in traffic or have trouble in crossing a barricaded area, we are forced to call the traffic control room. This is time consuming, and in order to save a life, we have to reach the hospital on time. In such cases, time cannot be wasted calling up officials to get the traffic cleared. Instead, like other cities, if Hyderabad has separate lanes only for emergency services, at least on days like these, it will be really helpful,” says Mohammed Rafi, regional manager for 108 ambulances. Apart from ambulances, the fire and emergency service department is also affected. Though in such situations the department says it makes sure fire vehicles are placed in areas where they can reach out to most

other parts of the City, their efforts are not enough. “Whenever we get to know that there would be a political protest or rally, we immediately judge the situation and deploy fire extinguishing vehicles in some centrally located areas well in advance. However, sometimes it AROUND THE


is not easy to reach certain areas. In such situations we are helpless. Cities like Delhi Bangalore, Kolkata have separate routes or lanes for emergency services, it is high time even we have separate disaster management lanes,” says Yagna Narayana, assistant district officer for fire and emergency services (central zone). Traffic police say they are

doing their best to help emergency services. Stating that it is not possible to have separate lanes for emergency vehicles unless and until roads are widened, traffic DCP S Shyam Sunder says, “On an average, there are 26-27 lakh vehicles moving on the road. Though the number of vehicles are increasing, the infrastructure has not been improved for years. Unless and until the roads are widened, nothing can be done. In emergency situations, we do our best. Though not specifically for emergency service departments, whenever there is a road block, we release a list of alternative routes to help commuters. In case any emergency vehicle is stuck at any junction, the traffic police at the next junction is intimated to clear the traffic and make way for the vehicle.”

NATION BRIEFS Rains hamper rescue of stranded people

3 BSF jawans injured in grenade blast

Grenade attack on police station

Three killed in Pune wall collapse

HP: 5 killed in landslide, Virbhadra stranded

YAMUNANAGAR: Heavy overnight rains and rising water level in the Yamuna are hampering efforts to rescue 52 villagers stranded on a tract of land in Lapra village here due to floods. The army and disaster management personnel are already assisting the civil administration. The help of Air Force has also been requested.

JAMMU: Three BSF jawans were injured when a grenade accidentally exploded at Ballad post along the international border in Ramgarh sector of Samba district today. “It was an accidental grenade blast,” a BSF official said. While head constable Sant Kumar received injury on his ribs, constable KG Sharma was hit in the right hip, the official said.

SHILLONG: Suspected Garo National Liberation Army rebels lobbed a grenade at a police station in western part of Meghalaya late Sunday night but there were no casualties, police said. The rebels tossed the grenade at Williamnagar police station in the district headquarter of East Garo Hills. “There were no casualties,” the official said.

PUNE: Three women were killed when the compound wall of a residential complex collapsed here following incessant rains, police said today. The mishap happened when the 15-foot high wall at the back of the “Suvarnanand” society came crashing down on the adjacent road last night, police and fire brigade said.

SHIMLA: Five members of a family, including three children, were buried early Monday when boulders fell on their house in Kinnaur district, police said. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and over 1,000 tourists were stuck in the picturesque Sangla Valley Monday as the area was cut off due to landslides, an official said.


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Are legendary Hyderabadi culinary icons losing their old-world charm in the pursuit of commercialisation?


ack in the day, one went to great lengths to get the best culinary delights in existence even if they had to travel all way to the other side of the city to find them. But rapid commercialisation, and prosperity of these established eateries have enabled them to now mushroom in the poshest areas in town. Once you had to go to Mozzamjahi Market for fruit biscuits in Karachi Bakery, or to Basheerbagh for biryani at Cafe Bahar, pay Parklane a visit for Chinese at Nanking, or walk in Sindhi Colony for chaat and Ice gola at Dimmy’s; today, they’re all a stone throw away from Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills. While the easy availability is a reason to rejoice, and the expansion necessary to have a competitive edge in the market, are they retaining the magic that made their original outlets such legends in the first place?

Not really, feel many locals who have grown up eating at these joints. “When Bahar opened in Begumpet, I was overjoyed. But after eating there a couple of times, I realised that it’s not the same as the original in Basheerbagh. The quality, the service and most importantly, the whole experience was different. It was disappointing," says

Sahil Bakshi, an IT engineer and a true-blood foodie. For architect Shreya Ramakrishnan, returning to Hyderabad after 10 years and finding all her favourite food places on this side of the town came as a pleasant surprise. But the price one had to pay for this convenience she says is the loss of the “old world charm”. “I fre-


PNG village shields girl who beheaded rapist dad SYDNEY: A teenage girl beheaded her father with a bush knife after he raped her at their home in Papua New Guinea, a report said Monday, with community leaders protecting her, saying the man deserved to die. The Post-Courier newspaper said the 18-year-old chopped her father’s head clean off after he repeatedly raped her last Tuesday night in their village in the poverty-stricken Pacific nation’s Western Highlands. The report cited a pastor as saying the father, in his mid-40s, had three



The Post-Courier newspaper said the 18-yearold chopped her father’s head clean off after he repeatedly raped her last Tuesday night in their village in the povertystricken Pacific nation’s Western Highlands.

other children and raped his daughter when they were alone in the house after the mother and the other siblings visited relatives. Pastor Lucas Kumi said the man went to his daughter’s room in the night and raped her repeatedly. “The father wanted to rape his daughter again in the morning inside the house and that was when the young girl picked up the bush knife and chopped her father’s head off," he said. Community leaders are now refusing to hand the girl over to police, vowing to protect her. “The people and leaders in our area went and saw the headless body of the father after the girl reported the incident to the leaders and the people and told her story of why she had killed her father," said Kumi. “The daughter did what she did because of the trauma and the evil actions of her father so that is why we have all agreed that she remains in the community." Violent crime, as well as witchcraft, is rife in Papua New Guinea with the government last month voting to revive the death penalty in a bid to deter offenders after a series of high-profile grisly incidents. Brutality against women, including domestic violence and rape, is also endemic in the country. AFP

quent the Karachi Bakery in Banjara Hills now. The quality is intact, no concerns there. But it’s so fancy now. With their shinilywrapped cupcakes and macaroons and what not. I remember a time when I used to go to Mozzamjahi buy fruit-biscuits at the original shop, walk over to famous Ice cream and everything. But now, this is modern living, I guess," sighs Ramakrishnan. Indeed, modern living has played a big part in the evolution and unravelling of these iconic establishments. With busy lifestyles, present day traffic conditions, changing demographics of the city, convenience has become the name of the game. With businesses either having to adapt or go extinct. “Those days are gone when people would travel. For instance, people go to Gokul chat even after the bomb blast because of the taste. But if it opens in Secunderabad and it is closer to me, I would go to Secunderabad," says theatre personality Rathna Shekhar Reddy.



Modern living has played a big part in the evolution and unravelling of these iconic establishments. However, he add, “The point is to serve food they are known for. The moment you start outside the track, there is no point in having a branch." Arjun Reddy, a restauranteur, however, nailed the argument. “A brand stands for something. Your customers come to you expecting quality, service and experience associated with it. So when you’re expanding, you can play with your prices and lookand-feel of your stores, but if you lose the connect between customers and your brand, as is slowly happening in Hyderabad, it spells doom."


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New Bill bans electric shocks SREEPARNA C Ossifragi adquirerem NEW DELHI: The right of mentally-ill patients to decide their mode of treatment, decriminalising suicide for them and a ban on electric shock treatment without anaesthesia are some of the progressive provisions of the new mental health bill proposed by the Indian government. “The bill was passed by the union cabinet last week,” health



secretary K Desiraju told IANS. Once passed by parliament, the bill will repeal the Mental Health Act, 1987. If passed, it will make access to mental healthcare a right for all. Also, such services would be affordable, of good quality and available without discrimination.

An estimated 10-12 million or one to two per cent of the population suffers from severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and nearly 50 million or five percent from common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. A senior health official said, “If a person has given an advance directive to the state that he or she should not be admitted to a facility without consent, it will be heeded to.”

This was proposed keeping in mind that a person can be branded mentally ill by family members in property or marital disputes. The bill now states that an individual can himself or herself take a call on the treatment. Psychiatrists, however, feel that by giving powers to a mentally-ill patient to decide on the course of treatment would put him at risk. IANS



Food Bill will get passed, says Thomas

Sonu Sharma, 26, plays with rats at his shop in Ahmedabad on June 16, 2013. Sonu, nicknamed the Ratman, has over 50 rats and at any given time there are at least 10 white mice crawling on him. He adopted four white rats over a year ago, since then they multiplied and he has kept many as pets. AFP/ SAM PANTHAKY

NEW DELHI: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s pet food security Bill is not getting delayed and will be passed soon, food minister KV Thomas said after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh deferred a government decree on the flagship welfare legislation and gave one last chance to evolving a consensus among the allies and the opposition. “There is no delay. The Bill will be passed soon. It takes time in a democracy,” Thomas told IANS in an interview. The Bill, which had been in the works for the past four years, was finally taken up for debate in the Lok Sabha during the budget session that ended May 8, but could not be passed as the BJP did not allow the house to run demanding the prime minister’s resignation over allegedly irregular award of coal mining blocks to corporates. The BJP’s stance prompted



the government to contemplate the ordinance route to indicate its sense of urgency in implementing the measure - that will provide subsidised foodgrain to 67 percent of the population but would still have to be ratified by parliament. Thomas said that as directed by the prime minister, discussions with the allies and the opposition parties have started to evolve a consensus on the bill but hinted they should not test the government’s patience. “If they (parties) are serious about the bill, it will be passed in a special session of parliament. Otherwise, the ordinance is still with the cabinet and can be taken up in the monsoon session (in July-August),” said Thomas. IANS

‘CM must act to stop spreading of diseases’ POSTNOON NEWS HYDERABAD: Following the recent rainfall and the subsequent water logging and inundation, the Opposition TDP has expressed concern about possibility of viral fever and contageous diseases spreading similar to last year. TDP Floor Leader, Singireddy Srinivas Reddy pointed out that senior citizens, AROUND THE


TDP Floor Leader Singireddy Srinivas Reddy has written to the CM seeking measures such as medical camps and free medicines to prevent spreading of diseases. women and children are particularly vulnerable. In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister, he demanded all the feasible precautionary measures be taken. He demanded the government to establish medical camps in all the residential localities, including slums, and at both private and government hospitals. By providing free medicine of from allopathic, homeopathic, ayurvedic and unani at these camps, Singireddy believes that diseases can be controlled. For this, the government needs to mobilise the public through advertisements in print and electronic media and via mobile public address systems. Singireddy requested the CM to issue necessary instructions to the health department to initiate all the above measures.

WORLD BRIEFS British man falls 15 floors, survives

France govt humiliated in poll for minister’s seat

Singapore: US scientist hanged himself

Extraditing Snowden would be ‘betrayal’

S Korea wants action from North, not words

WELLINGTON: A British man who survived a fall from a 15thstorey apartment balcony in New Zealand was “extraordinarily” lucky to be alive, officials said Monday. The 20-year-old, named in local media as Tom Stilwell from Brighton, was in a stable condition after his plunge Sunday morning, Auckland Central Hospital said.

PARIS: France’s socialist government suffered the indignity of a first-round exit in a parliamentary by-election to replace a disgraced minister forced out over a taxdodging scandal. Former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who is facing charges of tax fraud, stepped down from his parliamentary seat in April.

SINGAPORE: Lawyers for the Singapore government told a coroner’s inquest that an American scientist found hanged last year killed himself and was not murdered as his family claims. Summing up findings on the death of electronics engineer Shane Todd, they said “it is clear that the medical cause of Shane’s death was asphyxia due to hanging.”

BEIJING: A state-backed Chinese newspaper Monday said extraditing former spy Edward Snowden to the US would be a “betrayal” of his trust and a “face-losing outcome” for Beijing. The comments are among the strongest to be put forward by domestic media against extraditing Snowden, a former NSA subcontractor who is hiding in Hong Kong.

SEOUL: South Korea on Monday joined the US in insisting that rival North Korea take “concrete” steps towards abandoning its nuclear weapons if it genuinely wants to end its international isolation. The South’s comment came a day after Pyongyang sought to circumvent Seoul by proposing direct talks with Washington.


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A dumping yard for stray dogs SRINIVAS SETTY

Shastripuram alleges general neglect of the civic authorities but an added dimension to their grievance is the release of dogs on the sly, apparently by GHMC workers. Md NIZAMUDDIN HYDERABAD: Residents in and around Shastripuram in the southern part of the City now face a tricky issue. They complain that GHMC workers often slyly release packs of sterilised stray dogs into the locality at night. At any time, one sees several packs of them running about and residents say these dogs make infernal nuisance at night, fighting among themselves or running after vehicles. Residents point out the danger of these stray dogs to children. Nearby are many schools, including a public school, and children’s safety seems to be at stake. People have reported dogs chasing children. A month ago, a five-year-old girl was carrying her little sister, about one and half years of age, at her hip. A pack of four dogs attacked them near Diamond Kirana shop. Locals rescued them but they

were both injured with the dogs’ pawing and biting. “I myself saw a vehicle unloading a pack of dogs here. These dogs do not belong to our locality,” swears Vinay Palnitkar, a resident. As most of the residents of the locality are either government employees or businessmen, the crafty GHMC employees find it convenient to release such dogs at noon. “We have complained not once but four times to the GHMC. While nothing is done, we get a

Animal activists say that carting dogs away to the outskirts is not the solution. Stray dogs need to be sterilised, vaccinated and released in the same locality. SRINIVAS SETTY



text message declaring that the issue has been solved! The corporation’s website is all eyewash. Only once two dogs were caught, but more were released afterwards. I have made the rounds of the circle office in Rajendranagar. Nothing has been done,” says MAH Asif, an area activist. Schools have reopened, but

parents fear for their children’s safety. With rocky terrain and green cover surrounding the locality, dogs find enough grounds to play and procreate. “The nuisance due to these dogs is increasing day by day,” says Md Zafar Quadri, MIM area general secretary. Shastripuram, one of the earliest among the HUDA layouts, suffers from neglect of civic authorities. It is a general complaint that the corporators of the area too are lackadaisical. “Now

As per general practice, the dogs picked up from a particular locality should be let off in the same. I shall check the issue. Dr K Chakrapani Reddy Veterinary Officer, GHMC South we have formed a body and regular meetings are being held to tackle civic problems,” said H Esa, a resident.

Putting lives at risk AMY ROSE THOMAS HYDERABAD: Animal welfare organisations are up in arms against GHMC’s practice of leaving street dogs in the outskirts of the City in a bid to get rid of them. Vasanthi Vaadi of People for Animals feels that by getting rid of street dogs, GHMC is defeating the purpose of Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies programme. “Dogs are territorial by nature and when dogs of an area are killed or taken away, a new pack of dogs enters the area as there is food available. And these new dogs might not be sterilised and

they are bound to pose a greater threat to people. So leaving these dogs in the outskirts doesn’t help in any way. “Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies programme is the only solution since it ensures that their population can be controlled and that they do not contract diseases. If these reports are true, we will take legal action against the GHMC and make sure this practice doesn’t continue,” she says. Nita of Blue Cross says, “After the GHMC picks up a dog, there is no way one can track that dog. They claim that they leave the neutered dogs back to the streets but dogs in my locality never

returned after they were picked up. Ideally, they have to leave the dogs at the same place from where they picked them up. They rarely adhere to this.” Most of the times, dogs are picked up early in the morning when there isn’t anyone to stop them. “These dogs have no paperwork and are not registered so officials can easily get away. I cannot save all the dogs but I do make sure that dogs in my locality are not picked up by GHMC. There is no reason to pick them up since they are neutered and vaccinated. Whenever they go missing, I go to the GHMC, pay the fine and get them back,” she says.


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Syrian crisis looms large over G8 summit

Bus hostess arrested for delaying water

Amid rising tensions over Syria, Putin will meet US President Barack Obama in Northern Ireland on Monday for what could be prickly talks, as both leaders now offer military support to opposing sides in the war. GUY JACKSON Agence France-Presse LOUGH ERNE: World leaders head to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on Monday looking to put pressure on Russia to back away from its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad amid growing Western efforts to arm the rebels. British Prime Minister David Cameron, the host of the meeting of top industrialised powers, insisted he could overcome his AROUND THE


UK spied on G8 officials


ocuments leaked by US former spy Edward Snowden appeared to show Britain spied on G20 delegates during meetings in London back in 2009, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported Monday. Among the officials targetted were delegates from NATO ally Turkey and from South Africa.

differences with Russian President Vladimir Putin after they held pre-summit talks in London. Amid rising tensions over Syria, Putin will meet US President Barack Obama in Northern Ireland on Monday for what could be prickly talks, as both leaders now offer military support to opposing sides in the war. In London, Putin insisted that Moscow had abided by international law when supplying weapons to Assad's regime and demanded that Western countries contemplating arming rebels do the same. "We are not breaching any rules and norms and we call on all our partners to act in the same fashion," Putin said. The Russian leader referred to a video released last month purportedly showing a rebel Syrian fighter eating the heart of a dead soldier. He asked if the West really wanted to support rebels "who not only kill their enemies but open up their bodies and eat their internal organs in front of the public and the cameras".

MLA files case saying the employee made death threat. ISLAMABAD: A provincial leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz allegedly slapped a bus hostess for not serving water swiftly and later had her arrested for making death threat. The incident occurred as Nighat Sheikh, a member of Punjab provincial assembly of the PML-N, was travelling by a private bus from Islamabad to Lahore and asked bus hostess to bring her water. Though she complied but the leader turned furious over the delay and beat her up. AROUND THE

British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) greets Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of a meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on June 16, 2013. ANDREW COWIE

But Cameron said: "What I take from our conversation today is that we can overcome these differences if we recognise that we share some fundamental aims: to end the conflict, to stop Syria breaking apart, to let the Syrian people decide who governs them and to take the fight to the extremists and defeat them." Obama will emphasise to Putin that Washington wants to

keep alive a mooted Geneva peace summit co-organised with Moscow, which appears to be slipping down the list of priorities. Cameron also hopes the G8 summit, held in the luxury lakefringed Lough Erne golf resort, will see the formal start of negotiations on a vast free trade pact between the European Union and the United States.


As passengers intervened and sought a legal action against the lawmaker, the driver took the bus to a local police station. But the PML-N leader managed to lodge a complaint against the hostess, accusing her of making death threats. A case was filed and police arrested the hostess girl. She was later released over insufficient evidence. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has asked the police to submit a report. IANS


Veganism for the health-conscious SHILPA RAINA NEW DELHI: Meenu Nageshwaran, 53, felt she had been handed a life sentence when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012. What followed was neverending appointments with doctors and a long list of prohibited foods. The grave malady left her anguished — until she discovered the power of veganism. “I took to meditation, ayurveda and exercise and slowly shifted to a vegan diet,” Nageshwaran said. “It wasn’t easy. But with dedication and determination, I was able to control diabetes. You won’t believe: today I am off insulin,” she added. Like Nageshwaran, there are many who are turning to veganism — a practice that is very common in the western world and is now catching up in India.



Veganism simply means abstaining from animal and dairy products like milk, and curd in addition to meats and fish. For vegans, it is inculcating a healthy way of living, concern for environment and to stop cruelty towards animals. For vegans, separating a cow from her calves to produce milk for human consumption is an act of cruelty and they thus abstain from all dairy products. Spearheading this programme in India is SHARAN (Sanctuary For Health and Reconnection to Animals and Nature) whose goal is to spread holistic health awareness and promote an ecologically sustainable lifestyle. “Today, medicine has become an indus-

try but if the diet is wrong, medicine cannot cure and if the diet is right, medicine is not needed. So we help people become their own doctors and look after their bodies as every other species does,” Dr Nandita Shah, founder of SHARAN, said. Shah said veganism is slowly catching the fancy of Indians who are keen to keep lifestyle diseases at bay. For Nandini Gulati, 45, it was hypertension and obesity that drove her to become a vegan. She said for Indians, giving up animal products is easier than leaving milk products. “One can have an ice-cream made of coconut milk and dates. No one can make out the difference,” Gulati added. Gulati feels that in India, it is easy to be vegan. “We have vegetarian restaurants. One just has to tell the waiter what he needs to do.” IANS





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DELAWARE: A coin is being released of the late legend NT Rama Rao, on the occasion of Indian cinema completing 100 years. The coin would be released during the 40th anniversary of Delaware Valley Telugu Association on June 28 and 29, where donations for Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer hospital would be collected.

Singapore was shrouded with haze from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra raising the Air AFP/ROSLAN RAHMAN Pollutant Index (API) between 65-74 since 0800hrs local time.

LIMA: As many as 1,180 inmates at Lurigancho prison, Peru’s largest, danced and exercised non-stop for three hours to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest group of people taking part in a “full body” aerobics workout routine. The prisoners trained two hours a day for the past four months, Lurigancho’s warden, National Police Col Tomas Garay, said. The intense exercise regimen has led to a reduction in drug use and violent incidents inside the prison, he said. IANS


Water, water, nowhere, not a drop to drink When the demand for water exceeds available supply, it results in water scarcity. We are procreating so fast that three times more freshwater availability can’t meet our avarice. AROUND THE


This year’s slogan This year’s slogan, “Don’t let our future dry up” calls for everyone to take action to promote preparedness and resilience to water scarcity, desertification and drought. We are all responsible for water preservation, not just government or authority. Land degradation does not have to threaten our future.




roughts are hard to avert but their effects can be mitigated. The price of preparedness is minimal compared to the cost of disaster relief. Let us therefore shift from managing crises to preparing for droughts and building resilience.

Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary-General How the ‘intelligent being’ (man) has been doing foolish things is legion. One of them is the wanton neglect of freshwater which sustains life. It is not that freshwater is in abundance, only 2.5 per cent of Earth water qualifies as freshwater. And of all this freshwater, the total usable supply is less than one per cent. When the demand for water exceeds available supply, it results in water scarcity. We are procreating so fast that three times more freshwater availability can’t meet our avarice. The goal of the 2013 World Day to Combat Desertification is to create awareness about the risks of drought and water scarcity, calling attention to the importance of sustaining healthy soils as part of post-Rio+20 agenda, as well as the post-2015 sus-

tainable development agenda. This year’s slogan emphasises conservation by all, and that there are solutions to these serious natural resource challenges. In 1994, the UN General Assembly declared June 17 the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to promote awareness, and the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in those countries experiencing serious drought, particularly Africa. (Compiled by PK Surendran)

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‘Extinct’ animals roam China’s plains While for any wild population to survive long-term, it must be 1,500 strong, only five of these horses have been spotted.

SEBASTIEN BLANC Agence France-Presse XIHU: In the harsh desert steppe of far north-western China five prehistoric-looking Przewalski’s horses, once classed as extinct in the wild, emerge from the endless plains. The horses — named after a Russian officer and explorer who spotted them around 1880 — bear a striking resemblance to those depicted in European cave paintings, with short necks, spiky manes and a yellow hue. They graze calmly on a few strands of straw as the wind whips across the vast, open landscape. “These ones here, they can be approached. The others will run away as soon as you get within 300 metres (yards) of them,” says Sun Zhicheng, an official at the 660,000-hectare (1.6-millionacre) West Lake national nature reserve. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Przewalski’s horses once roamed as far as Western Europe. But as the centuries passed, climatic change reduced their habitat and the remainder were so widely hunted, mainly for food, that they were classified as extinct in the wild in 1960 — although a living specimen was later found in Mongolia. But a few survived in European zoos, and now efforts are under way to reintroduce them to the wild. The Chinese project near Xihu in Gansu province faces daunting challenges — freezing winters, sweltering summers and limited supplies of food and water. According to Chinese legend, Sun says, the animals were discovered two millennia ago by an exiled criminal around the oasis of Dunhuang, a crossroads on the Silk Road. “A man had been convicted and banished from Dunhuang. While he was walking near a lake he saw one of these horses. “He made a mannequin and put it on a path the horse would follow. One day he took the place of the mannequin, and he was able to catch the horse to offer it to the emperor. “The man then lied to the emperor Han Wudi, saying the horse had sprung out of a spring. And he called it a heavenly horse.



But as the centuries passed, climatic change reduced their habitat and the remainder were so widely hunted, mainly for food, that they were classified as extinct in the wild in 1960 — although a living specimen was later found in Mongolia. The emperor loved the horse so much that he wrote a poem about it.” In 1986 China purchased 18 of the horses from the United States, Britain and Germany and has since bred them in captivity, with their numbers growing to more than 70. Starting in 2010, carefully selected batches have been released into the reserve. “Now there are 27, 16 females and 11 males,” says Sun. “We even registered the birth of a foal in July 2011, a new success in our reintroduction process.” But very few animals can endure an environment as hard and dry as Gansu’s desert steppe. Przewalski’s horses require daily access to water that is within a 30-kilometre (20-mile) range and does not freeze in winter. They also need 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of dry food per day, relatively close to the water. In a region that receives less

than four centimetres (1.5 inches) of rain per year, many of these conditions could become problems, says Sun. The reserve is taking back-up measures to improve the horses’ chances. “We have increased the water supply by expanding 10 wells. At a later point we are thinking of bringing water from the river. “In winter we have to break the ice so that the horses can drink.” The horses eat grasses and certain plant species, says reserve employee Lu Shengrong, but when vegetation becomes sparse in winter-time, they will be fed dry alfalfa, straw, black beans and corn. Of the 2,000 or so Przewalski’s horses that now exist worldwide, about a quarter are part of efforts to reintroduce them to the wild, says Claudia Feh, a biologist doing similar work in Mongolia, where several hundred have been released. The worst threat they face, she says, are ordinary horses, which can infect them with disease or crossbreed with them, diluting the gene pool. “The biggest enemy is the domesticated horse,” Feh says. Przewalski’s horses have “a very narrow genetic base” as all living members of the species are descended from just 13 or 14 individuals, she says. “They are going to disappear genetically if we do not prevent crossbreeding.” For any wild population to survive long-term, or even 50 years, it must be 1,500 strong, Feh says. “That goal is far away,” she adds. “This is a species that is still rather fragile.”



Modern day monk’ keeps recipe alive AMELIE HERENSTEIN Agence France-Presse PARMA: Antonio Malpeli gazes proudly at the towering rounds of Parmesan in his small factory and declares one thing sure: the medieval monk recipe used to make this Italian delicacy will never change. Malpeli, who boasts arms worthy of a boxer after three decades of stirring vats of frothing milk, wears modern rubber overalls and boots but describes himself as a ‘descendent’ of the Benedictine monks behind the cheese. “The monks discovered the cheese while looking for a way to conserve milk. The method was then passed down through the centuries,” the 47-year-old said. “The technology has AROUND THE


been refined a bit, but the fundamental concept has remained the same. It will not change,” he added, standing in front of the huge wooden shelves supporting rounds loving produced over the past two years. “The secret of good Parmesan lies in good milk — the cows have to eat the correct feed — and also in the art of cheese-making,” he said with a smile. The co-operative Mal-

The methods for making the popular cheese were conjured up in the large monasteries in the area by monks. peli works for in the town of Sala Berganza, which lies at the foot of green hills near Parma in the EmiliaRomagna region of northern Italy, currently produces 32 cheeses a day and around 11,000 a year. It is one of close to 400 sites producing Parmigiano-Reggiano DOC — a designation of origin status obtained in 1996 — by which Parmesan must be produced within regional boundaries and under strict quality controls. The methods for making the popular cheese were conjured up in the large monasteries in the area by monks looking for a long-term way of conserving the milk produced by the many cows they used to help them work the fields.



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Cronut craze grips NY Half-doughnut, half croissant: the ‘cronut’ has left the Big Apple’s gourmets in a frenzy.

BRIGITTE DUSSEAU Agence France-Presse NEW YORK: Some hungry customers began queueing outside the pastry shop around 3:30am. Others managed to keep their taste buds at bay for a few more hours, arriving at the patisserie around 6am. They were all united by a desire to sample the food craze that has gripped New York since its debut a month ago. Half-doughnut, half croissant:

The bemused pastry chef has become accustomed to queues of 150 to 200 people winding down the street before the bakery has opened. the ‘cronut’ has left the Big Apple’s gourmets in a frenzy. By the time the Dominique Ansel Bakery in trendy Soho opened its doors to the public at 8am, the slavering customers were at breaking point. Within the hour, every single cronut available has been sold. The bakery’s owner, Dominique Ansel, says the crowd reflected the typical pattern since the May 18 launch of the the cronut, a food sensation powered by social media. On

the first day, 50 were sold. The next day 100 flew off the shelves, within 15 to 20 minutes. Since then the bemused pastry chef has become accustomed to queues of 150 to 200 people winding down the street before the bakery has opened. Ansel settled upon the idea of the cronut after deciding he wanted to create a hybrid pastry that would be instantly recognizable as a marriage of French and American food cultures. His revolutionary confection offers the delicate puff pastry of a traditional croissant shaped into a round doughnut, which is then deep-fried, filled with cream, rolled in maple sugar and coated with a light glaze. Ansel, regarded as one of the most talented pastry chefs in New York, said settling upon the cronut recipe was a painstaking process. “It took me about two months to perfect the recipe,” Ansel told AFP. It is so perfect that Jessica Amaral, 30, thought nothing of leaving home at 3am to get in line. The two cronuts she is buying are a treat for her husband to mark the couple’s eighth wedding anniversary. “I am the idiot, I read online that people were arriving at three... The others started to arrive at five. It’s my eighth year anniversary, I thought it would be nice for my husband.”


SACRE BLEU! Aussie talks with French accent after head injury

SYDNEY: An Australian woman who now speaks with a Frenchsounding accent after a head injury eight years ago has revealed the experience has left her feeling frustrated and reclusive. Leanne Rowe, born and raised on the southern Australian island of Tasmania, was in a serious car crash which left her with a broken back and jaw. “Slowly, as my jaw started to heal, they said that I was slurring my words because I was on very powerful tablets,” she told the Australian Broadcasting AROUND THE




Just behind Amaral in the queue stood Steven Go, a chef who arrived from his home in Staten Island shortly after 5am, at the behest of his wife. Justin Gorder, a salesman, travelled an hour from New Jersey. Irvin, a trader, bashfully admitted he should already be at work. Gina, meanwhile, arrived in a taxi at 6.30am, clutching her four-month-old baby.

To satisfy the largest possible number of customers, patrons are restricted to two cronuts each. At first, customers could snaffle six at a time, but Ansel restricted it to two after discovering the cronuts he sold for $5 each were changing hands on the Internet at up to $50 a piece. At 8am, the wait was over. Ansel flung open the doors and welcomed his first customers. By 8.56am, almost all of the approximately 250 to 300 cronuts available have been sold.

Corporation late Sunday. As she regained her health, Rowe found that she had what sounded like a strong French accent. “It makes me so angry because I am Australian,” she said. “I am not French (though) I do not have anything against the French people.” The condition has had a deep impact on Rowe’s life, and her daughter usually speaks for her in public. “I prefer night time because it is very peaceful, not many people about,” she said. AFP


Delhi cops to wield ‘softer’ lathis Delhi Police will be doing away with its colonial-era bamboo lathis (staves) for a lighter and easier to wield plastic baton. NEW DELHI: Lathi-charge, the familiar term for mob managment by police forces in India, is set to become history. Delhi Police will be doing away with its colonial-era bamboo lathis (staves) for a lighter and easier to wield plastic baton that will “hurt less” when it comes in contact with the human body. Made of polycarbonate, a transparent, solid and virtually unbreakable material, the new batons are easy to hold and swing due to its lower weight and will also “hurt less”, a police officer told IANS. The new batons are being progressively introduced. “As they are light in weight they

tend to cause less damage to an individual and reduce the chances of grievous injuries,” the officer said on condition of anonymity. Delhi Police had faced a lot of flak in June 2011 when a 51year-old woman supporter of yoga guru Baba Ramdev died after she was hit by a police lathi at the Ramlila grounds. The deceased, Rajbala, who received serious spinal injuries, was one among the several supporters of Ramdev who were beaten up and forced to leave the premises in a police crackdown on a protest against corruption. Also, during the antirape protests in the capital last



December, Delhi Police came under fire for indiscriminately using force on the demonstrators. The courts had pulled up the police for using force. “Such incidents will now hopefully be prevented,” the officer said. The new batons were first introduced in the Delhi Armed Police battalions and in some key areas in New Delhi that see many protest demonstrations. “They will soon be introduced in all police stations of the city,”

It’s gonna ‘hurt less


ade of polycarbonate, a transparent, solid and virtually unbreakable material, the new batons are easy to hold and swing due to its lower weight and will also “hurt less”, a police officer told IANS.

another police officer told IANS. Delhi has 180 police stations. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police S.B.S. Tyagi, the new batons will mostly be used to control restive and unruly crowds. AFP


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JET SHARES FALL AS ETIHAD NOD DELAYED Shares of Jet Airways slumped nearly 12.3 per cent Monday morning, after authorities last week delayed approval for Abu Dhabibased airline Etihad to acquire a stake. Jet shares fell as much as 12.27 per cent to a low of `411.6 at the Bombay Stock Exchange.



Boeing-Airbus dogfight to dominate airshow While an upbeat Airbus is pinning its hopes on fuel-efficient A350, Boeing plans to make a spectacular entry with long-haul 787-10X. PARIS: The world’s biggest air show takes to the skies on Monday, with a battle between Boeing and Airbus for orders in the lucrative market for widebody planes set to dominate the Paris event. European manufacturer Airbus managed to steal a march on its American rival before the show — at Le Bourget just north of Paris — with a successful maiden flight of its new A350 long-haul plane. Airbus is pinning its hopes on the fuel-efficient A350 to compete in the long-haul sector after gradually winning more than half of the market for medium-haul, single-aisle planes that carry an average of 150 passengers. The A350 is expected to conduct a fly-by of the air show towards the end of the week, hoping to woo potential customers. During the show, famous for high-profile announcements of big-money deals, Airbus hopes to add a slew of orders for the plane — set for delivery at the end of 2014 — to confirmed contracts with Qatar Airways,

British Airways and Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific. Nevertheless, Boeing is also entering the show in bullish mood as it seeks to move on from its difficulties with the trouble-prone 787 Dreamliner. Technical problems with overheating batteries forced the worldwide grounding of the Dreamliner fleet in a major setback for the Seattle-based manufacturer.

Boeing will showcase the Dreamliner at the event and the firm is expected to announce the launch of its 787-10X, a longer version of the original Dreamliner, which can accommodate up to 330 passengers. The US firm is also set to announce in the coming months an up-to-date version of its existing 777, with wings made of fuel-saving composite material like the Dreamliner.

AI to resume Africa flights NEW DELHI: Air India will soon resume direct services to some East African nations to grab a share of the steadily growing traffic between India and Africa on account of increasing trade, services and medical tourism. No Indian passenger carrier at present flies to Africa, which is fast emerging also as a resource hub for Indian companies. Also, the national passenger carrier is losing out passenger traffic to Middle East-based airlines like Dubai’s Emirates Airlines, Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, which till now are the only reliable air link between India and Africa.

“There are plans to start services to Africa soon,” India’s Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told IANS. “There is a huge potential in the sector due to growing traffic between India and some of the African countries on account of trade and business developments as well as education and medical tourism,” said Singh. Africa has in recent years emerged as one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world after the BRICS nations, as there has been an exponential increase in tourist inflows, business travellers and foreign investments into the continent. IANS

Airbus has positioned the A350 for the market between the popular 777 and the 787, hoping to steal share away from both planes. The European firm argues that its craft will consume six percent less fuel than the 787 and a quarter less than the 777. Boeing’s strategy, on the other hand, is to offer its clients a wider choice of long-haul airliners but Tom Enders, boss of Airbus parent company EADS, said “the jury was still out” in terms of the firms’ respective market situation. At last year’s Farnborough show in Britain, which alternates with Le Bourget, Boeing came out on top, securing orders worth around $35.5 billion, more than double the Airbus haul of $16.9 billion. However, while the big two still dominate the shows, other players are entering the market, with Canada’s Bombardier hoping to win orders in the medium-haul segment with its CSeries, a plane with 110 to 130 seats. AFP

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RBI keeps policy rates unchanged MUMBAI: The RBI kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged on Monday after three successive cuts this year, due to inflationary concerns, weak global factors and a falling rupee. After meeting in the financial capital Mumbai, the Reserve Bank of India said the benchmark repo rate, at which it lends to commercial banks, would be on hold at 7.25 per cent, as expected by most economists. The cash reserve ratio — the percentage of deposits banks must keep with the central bank — was also kept unchanged at 4.0 percent. The RBI’s decision to keep rates unchanged had been forecast by economists due to a weakening rupee, which hit a record low of 58.98 against the dollar last week.

A cut in interest rates would lead to an even weaker rupee, push up the cost of imports and widen the current account deficit, which hit a record 6.7 percent of gross domestic product in the last quarter of 2012. The RBI also expressed concern over stubborn headline inflation, although this cooled to a more than three-year low of 4.7 percent year-on-year in May, according to data last week. AFP

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For sweetest thing turn sourest by their deeds/Lillies that fester smell far worse than weeds. William Shakesspeare Playright

Battle for Proteas richest JOHANNES MYBURGH Agence France-Presse


outh Africa's two main political parties are setting out their stalls for the 2014 election, with the country's key province Gauteng shaping up to be a key battleground. In recent days the African National Congress (ANC), in power for 19 years, and main opposition the Democratic Alliance (DA) have held town hall discussions and rallies in the region, which encompasses Johannesburg and Pretoria. The country's smallest and most populated province, it holds the seat of government and the economic heartland of Africa's largest economy. President Jacob Zuma, on the hunt for a second term in office, on Friday visited the suburb where Nelson Mandela used to live in the iconic Johannesburg township Soweto. "Get well, Mandela, get well!" was a popular chant as he spoke to cheering students and schoolchildren, the day the global peace icon marked a week in hospital for a recurring lung infection. Meanwhile DA leader Helen Zille was clear on her party's target for parliamentary and presidential polls. "The DA is marching towards victory in Gauteng next year," she told a sea of supporters dressed in the party's blue at a rally in Johannesburg on Saturday. "South Africa stands or falls on Gauteng's success because of its economic might. If South Africa is to succeed, Gauteng must succeed." This will be a key fight in upcoming polls, agreed political analyst Cherell Africa.


Delhi cops will use softer lathis so that when they charge those at the receiving end are hurt less. The thing they hurt is it is not softer weapons that can make a change, but a cop who knows his duties and use his powers responsibly.



PK Surendran


s a conscious citizen watching the unfolding of the soap from Bihar, I am constrained to do some hard talk because all these worthies are playing with my life and my children’s. You may well ask how. Because what is happening is not an internal matter of a party or a Front but dividing the nation on communal lines more acutely than they did in the past. And communal venom has no antivenom. It is deadly. First, the BJP, a party with ‘differences all over.’ This worthy dreaming of ruling next the country has forgotten that you have to have a roadworthy vehicle to get onto the driver seat. When the vehicle has broken down and it coughs instead of whirring with life, what would the driver do? Only a party with utter poverty of leadership and imagination could fail to see the things coming. Its first folly was the puerile dealing with Karnataka turmoil. For three years BS Yedyurappa was crying for helps and the leadership (is it?) sat tight with only the perennial spokesman of BJP, Venkaiah Naidu, going around honing his English skills. Then came Gujarat where just one man drove away the Congress baying for his blood, Narendra

Modi. Soon, it was the turn of Bihar’s partnership with JD(U). Like Karnataka, JD(U)labour pain has been evident for some time. The BJP’s seniors (only in age) failed to listen when the most debilitating mantra of modern politics—secularism— was being sung by an ambitious Nitish Kumar. What did it do to quell it? Nothing, the senior worthies were busy deciding who would be the next driver of the broken vehicle. Even a child could have seen that the whole drama was by all probability scripted, directed, and shot by 10 Janpath. The idea was simple. If you can’t wash yourself, splash the dirty water on rivals so that people will be fogged to decide who is relatively clean. With mega scams, the size of Himalayas, swallowing the Congress, it thought the best way to win next elections is to weaken the opposition, and the BJP leadership fell for it—hood, line and sinker. Now, the Bhajapa, dreaming of a grand vision is reduced to Gujarat and Goa (much like the communist comrades).


Now, what is the Brahmastra used by the Indian political parties? Secularism. Wow! The word is enough to inspire you! And in the current camps of self appointed secularists come, the Congress, the SP, the BSP, the CPI-CPI-M (why M? Read the Tailpiece), the BJD, JD(S), TDP and some other regional mackerels who claim to be secular. Now, let us examine what

secularism means. The Oxford Dictionary gives, “a doctrine that rejects religion.” Can any of the above swear by their gods that they are secular by this yardstick? If anything, they are the worst perpetrators of communalism where minorities are branded secular and majority, communal. Each one of them practices communal politics and deals in the wholesale Muslim votes. Do you need evidence? Let any of the parties field a Hindu in Muslim constituency or vice versa. They never did, nor will ever do. And the wellmeaning Muslim voters are not allowed to vote by their conscience. For instance, Muslims in Gujarat have evidently voted for BJP in the by-polls. Did any secularist point it out? If the Muslim voters in Guajrat know

what is good for them, who are we to teach them? It is stinking. Indian politicians are increasingly proving Winston Churchill correct in his assessment of Indian politicians. Each passing day my children ar-e made conscious of their religion and do these practitioners of venomous politics know what harm they are doing to the Gen Y?


I promised you to expose the CPI(M). It is not mine. A scintillating orator and writer of Kerala, Kaniyapuram Ramachandran (himself CPI) once pointed out the silliness of writing CPI (M). He observed, “It is like the hospital board proclaiming, ‘Labour Room (women only)!” Need we say more?



he Public Interest Litigation filed in the Andhra Pradesh (AP) High Court on Saturday challenging the inaction of the State government in preventing ‘corporal punishment’ to children in schools calls for attention. Mohammed Shahbaz Ahmed Khan, a City resident, moved the PIL contending that as per the United Nations’ convention, the State was required to protect the child from all forms of physical and mental violence, torture and other cruel and degrading punishment or treatment.It is common knowledge that some schools in AP are horror camps for our wards with even deaths being reported in the past. The State has the dubious distinction of the maximum number of corporal punishment incidents recorded in India. Supreme Court banned corporal punishment in schools in


2000. The Section 17 of Right to Education (RTE) Act, which came into effect on Apr 1, 2010 states, "No child shall be subjected to physical punishment and mental harassment.” Khan contends in the PIL that the government has to ensure that school discipline is administered in a manner consistent with the child’s human dignity and in conformity with the UN convention. He urged the court to direct the government ensuring that the school authorities forthwith form the ‘school management committees’ to address the issues of corporal punishment. Manifestation of punishment for discipline cannot border on violence or result in abuse of children. Besides the physical vulnerability, the psychological wellbeing of the child is affected. Quality education should include moderation.

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Putting your best foot forward on the first day of college is not a Herculean task. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind before you gear up for the start of a new chapter of your life. AMY ROSE THOMAS

First day check list n Organise your class materials. You should have a folder for each class. n Write down everything your professors say. The first day is chock-full of information you’ll need all semester. n Make a photocopy of your class syllabi. n Take a snack with you to class, as well as a bottle of water. n Put all due dates into your organiser/calendar, and highlight all of the course requirements on your syllabus. n Get to know someone in each of your classes. You won’t necessarily make friends the first day, but it’s important to lay the groundwork.


or many, college days that you have spent long hours fantasising about when in school is around the corner. But as the first day approaches, you can’t help but being paranoid. Breaking the ice with your seniors and lecturers is not a cakewalk. Moreover, the way you perform at the start of the semester sets the tone for the rest of the year. There are chances that you accidently strike a wrong chord and end up being labelled a wannabe by your fellow classmates for the rest of the year. Here are some pointers to keep in mind that ensure your college life does not take a turn for the worse.


Dressing well work wonders for your confidence. Make sure you are a head turner on your first day of college. However, do make sure that you do not overdo it. Visit your college before your first day. Observe your seniors and check their dressing style to decide what suits you on the first day.


Getting to college on time is integral for a hassle-free first day. Make yourself comfortable

with the surrounding and be social. Feel free and relax as others are also in the same shoes as yours and they are feeling just as out of place as you are.


Most kids become defensive in their thinking during their first few days in college. Ragging is outdated so when a senior calls you, it is only to make friends and break the ice. Attitude is

new friends.

Make sure you are a LAUGH head turner on your Do not shy away from laughing. first day of college. You are young and there are However, do make sure chances that you might get that you do not overdo caught in a sticky situation on your first day. At times of crisis it. and end up looking like these, the best way to get like a wannabe. away is to make light of the situfine but do add an element of humility. Open up and make

ation and laugh. Learn to laugh at yourself. A pleasant smile is always a good ice-breaker.


Make sure that you do not get lost in the corridors. Knowing your schedule and getting used to your classrooms can save you many embarrassing moments. Don’t be afraid to ask someone where your class is: either they’ll tell you where to go, or they’ll be a lost first year just like you, in which case you might even make a new friend.

Exposure at the right age As part of Illuminate, AIESEC interns from different countries will be working with school children. POSTNOON NEWS


IESEC Hyderabad’s new initiative Illuminate, which involves partnering with various schools in the City, kickstarted with a basketball tournament. The two-day tournament which took place on June 15 and 16 was held at 7 Phase Colony, Kukatpally. As part of the project Illuminate, interns from different countries will be working with school children. This will be the first time project

Illuminate will be hosting an event where all the interns and the schools that are a part of this

project will come together and compete with one another. Saket who is part of AIESEC

Hyderabad, says, “Interns have come down to the City especially for this project. They will be

teaching children dance, music, communicative English and many other extra-curricular activities. “Basically the idea is to provide them with a global exposure so that they know the ways of the world and can act accordingly in the future.” Last year the project had partnered with Oakridge International School. (Interns are also conducting classes on foreign languages. To avail the service, contact: 9703829323)

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Liquids is hosting Teaser Tuesday tonight. With DJ Siddie Boy behind the console, crowd is sure to be entertained throughout the night.






1 Kajal


2 Urvashi

Dhol and disco bhangra night at Aalankrita Resorts, Shamirpet was a huge hit. Couples were seen grooving to the desi beats at the hotel.

3 Ridhi 4 Jyeshita 5 Krupali 6 Vikram,

Bina Mehta 7 Jasal 8 Swati 9 Pankit 10 Esha 11 Vidhi, Mirali

Festivity was in the air at NTR Stadium where Gujarati Ekta Sammelan was held. The event saw contestants of Miss Gujarati pageant performing garba and dandiya. 7






Fragments of my imagination by writer Mayank Kashyap was launched at Oxford Bookstore on Sunday.

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STUDY BLAMES MEN FOR MENOPAUSE Men and their preference for younger female mates may have led to the phenomenon of menopause in women, according to a controversial study by Canadian researchers. "If there were no preference against older women, women would be reproducing like men are for their whole lives," said geneticist Rama Singh. AFP




Here’s a guide to the respiratory tree of your body. It has an amazing protection mechanism in place to guard against irritants.

Y R O T A R I P S E R E E R T Protection


s we continuously breathe, several particles and irritant can enter the lungs. There are many protective mechanisms in place to keep a check on this. Many of the larger particles are filtered by the nose as we breathe. A mucous membrane covering the nose and throat traps dirt. The rest are digested and removed by macrophages (special cells in the lungs). According to Cedars-Sinal, when we inhale huge amounts of dirt or when there is a serious threat to the lungs, more microphages are produced and white blood cells come to the rescue.

Lung facts n



nhaled air is carried by the wind pipe or trachea to the lungs. The trachea then branch out into two bronchi, each entering a lung. There, the bronchi further branch out into bronchioles. At the end of the bronchioles are air sacs called alveoli, where exchange of gases (carbon dioxide is expelled and oxygen is supplied to the blood) takes place.



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"Ydrink" is a sample intuitive app which helps in capturing the data for each alcohol drink that one consumes and provide some great analysis which uncover the reasons for the addiction. It clearly shows all the core emotions that is ruling the individual and how it is expressed in addictions.

Actinomycosis is a rare type of bacterial infection. In theory, actinomycosis can develop almost anywhere inside the tissue of the human body. But the condition tends to affect certain areas of the body and can be classified into four main types: Oral cervicofacial actinomycosis, thoracic actinomycosis, abdominal actinomycosis and pelvic actinomycosis. It is caused by a family of bacteria known as actinomyces bacteria.

DID YOU KNOW? Fennel is good for cancer patients Fennel contains the antioxidant flavonoid quercetin. This herb is anticarcinogenic and can be useful for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. Fennel can be useful for indigestion and spasms of the digestive tract. It also helps expel phlegm from the lungs.

PIC CREDITED TO WebMd Lungs breathe in 8,000-9,000 litres of air every day. An average adult has about 600 million spongy air sacs called alveoli. The rate at which we breathe is controlled by the brain. The diaphragm (muscles between the chest and abdomen) contract as we inhale, enabling the lings to expand. The right lung is slightly larger (contains three lobes) than the left lung (which contains two lobes). Source:

PIONEERS George E Goodfellow Dr George Emory Goodfellow was a physician and naturalist in the American Old West who developed a reputation as the United States' foremost expert in treating bullet wounds. He performed the first recorded laparotomy for treating an abdominal gunshot wound and was the first surgeon to perform a perineal prostatectomy to remove an enlarged prostate. He pioneered the use of spinal anesthesia.

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‘Decide on women bishops’

Boost for Chile gender equality


hurch of England’s general secretary William Fittall has warned that it cannot afford another "train crash" over the issue of female bishops and the matter needed to be dealt with as soon as possible, adding that even opponents of the move must recognise the harm the delay was doing to the church, reports The Guardian. If the proposal is passed, then the church will accept women bishops by 2015.


he European Union and UN Women signed an agreement last week establishing a joint fund to support projects from civil society organisations that promote gender equality in Chile. These projects will focus on three strategic areas: Eliminating violence against women, women’s economic empowerment and women’s political participation and leadership. The 520,000-euro fund, which will support up to 15 projects, is a pilot programme aimed at strengthening the capacity of Chilean civil society organisations working on gender equality, said

Going where no woman has gone before


he United Nations has commemorated the first space flight by a woman over 50 years ago and the contributions by women to that endeavour since then, hailing these "trailblazers" as powerful role models for young women and men worldwide. Since Valentina Tereshkova’s flight, nearly 60 women from Canada, China, France, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States have gone into space.


The scenario in the Northeast is the same. Many girls, women and children are raped by armed personnel but due to prevalence of AFSPA, the culprits are not punished.

There have been so many boundaries broken... We've had an all-woman crew that occurred out of coincidence because it just so happened that they were assembled for their skills. Smithsonian curator in an interview with

Kavita Krishnan AIPWA secretary, calling for repeal of AFSPA



Cathy Lewis

Compulsory military service for women

UK female grads expect to earn less than men


emale graduates in the UK expect to earn “substantially” less than men in the first five years after university, a report shows, prompting concerns that women could be less “ambitious” than their male counterparts. The study, based on 17,000 final-year students at Britain's top 30 universities, reveals that the top destination for male final-year students is investment banking, while women prefer marketing and the media, reports The Telegraph.



AWA (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan) is the oldest political/social organisation of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women's rights in fundamentalist Afghanistan since 1977. It was founded in 1977 by Meena Keshwar Kamal, an Afghan student activist who was assassinated in February 1987 for her political activities.

Russian gay rights activists kiss each other outside the lower house of Russia’s parliament. Parliament debated a law introducing steep fines and jail terms for people who promote homosexual "propaganda" to minors.

Teen prostitutes find way back

The Mykolayiv region has one of the highest levels in Uk raine of HIV-related fatalities in the age group of 15 to 24 years. DMYTRO GORSHKOV Agence France-Presse


asha, 17, hides her face under the brim of her baseball cap as she recounts how a lack of food and clothing in her boarding school forced her to turn to prostitution. She is one of many young women from the Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv who at a young age felt forced to provide sex for money or services. But along with dozens of others she now has a glimmer of hope and wants to get back to a normal life with the help of rehabilitation centres supported by UNICEF.

“My mum was a single mother and went to Russia when I was two years old. She left and never came back,” said Sasha. Her grandmother was left to take care of her and her stepsister, but she could not handle the pressure. So the social services took the girl first to an orphanage, and then to a boarding school. Sasha says that starting at the age of 14 she periodically ran away from the boarding school. She and her friends would then be brought back by the police. The sense of utter destitution pushed her towards working on the streets. The risks of such work are clear: the Mykolayiv region has

one of the highest levels in Ukraine of HIV-related fatalities in the age group of 15 to 24 years. Sasha recalled how a volunteer from the UNICEFbacked Unitus centre came to the boarding school to tell the young sex workers about the chances of another life. It brought her to the centre. "I liked being here, the people here are so kind, they began to tell us what is possible, what is not, how to get out of any situation," she said. Unlike Sasha, other girls are not so ready to say they were engaged in prostitution. Centre workers say many are in a state of denial about whether they have ever been prostitutes.


orway's parliament voted overwhelmingly to conscript women into its armed forces, becoming the first European and first NATO country to make military service compulsory for both genders. “Rights and duties should be the same for all,” said Labor lawmaker Laila Gustavsen, a supporter of the bill. “The armed forces need access to the best resources, regardless of gender, and right now mostly men are recruited.” REUTERS



leading figure in the women's movement in the United States, Betty Friedan’s 1963 book The Feminine Mystique is often credited with sparking the "second wave" of American feminism in the 20th century. Friedan was critical of polarised and extreme factions of feminism that attacked groups such as men and homemakers.


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to team up with


NTR heads to Pollachi


fter wrapping up a major schedule near Mysore, NTR will soon be heading to Pollachi to join the sets of his upcoming film Ramayya Vastavayya. Shruti Haasan and Samantha are playing the lead roles. Harish Shankar is directing the film and Dil Raju is producing it. The film is expected to hit the screens in September this year.


amannaah is on a roll these days and it’s turning out to be a spectacular year for her. After scoring a hit with Tadakha, she’s back with a bang in Telugu and now, she has bagged the lead role opposite Mahesh Babu. The duo will be teaming up for the first time for Srinu Vaitla’s upcoming film Aagadu. In the past, she was considered for a film starring Mahesh Babu; however, she couldn’t allot the dates since she was busy with her other projects. Tamannaah has acted with nearly all top actors in Telugu, except for Mahesh Babu and finally, with Aagadu, she will join the list of a handful of actresses who have worked with all the top six actors in Telugu. The film is likely to go on floors in August and it’ll be produced by 14 Reels Entertainments banner. Thaman is going to score the music and it’s reportedly his 50th film. Meanwhile, buzz is that Tamannaah has also bagged one of the lead roles opposite Naga Chaitanya in Hello Brother’s remake and she’ll be reprising Ramya Krishna’s role from the original film. Naga Chaitanya will be seen in dual roles in this film and Tamannaah, Hansika are the lead actresses. Srinivas Reddy is going to direct the film and D Sivaprasad Reddy will produce the film. Tamannaah is currently juggling between her Hindi film opposite Akshay Kumar and another untitled Tamil film with Ajith. Apart from all these films, she will also be seen in SajidFarhad’s film opposite Saif Ali Khan and VV Vinayak’s upcoming film starring Bellamkonda Sreenivas.

DK Bose’s shooting nears completion


undeep Kishan, Nisha Aggarwal starrer DK Bose is in the last leg of shooting. Except for a song, the rest of the shooting has been wrapped up. A song is going to be shot on the lead pair from June 18 onwards near Pondicherry. An Bose is the director and Anand Ranga, Seshu Reddy are producing the film.

Potugadu’s teaser launched


he first look of Manchu Manoj’s upcoming film Potugadu was launched yesterday morning in Hyderabad. Manoj is paired up with four heroines — Anu Priya, Sakshi Chowdhary, Rachel and Simran Mundi Kaur. Pawan Wadeyar has directed the film and Lagadapati Sridhar and Sirisha have produced the film. The film’s audio will be launched later this month.


Entertainment MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013 CINE BYTES


H ‘Wouldn’t be working with Abhay if I had a problem’


ctress Sonam Kapoor has clarified that she shares a “good” friendship with her Aisha co-star Abhay Deol, and says if she had problems with him, she wouldn’t have worked with him in the forthcoming Raanjhanaa. “Abhay and I have been really good friends. We love working with each other, and we are very good friends,” Sonam said. IANS

‘I trust easily, get cheated often’


ctress Richa Chadda does not feel any limitation as an actress, but she says as a person, she ends up trusting people easily and often gets cheated. “I am very trusting. I trust people very easily and I get cheated very often in money, in life and in relationships,” Richa said. IANS

Varun geared up for Karan’s next film


e made his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s film Student of the Year and now actor Varun Dhawan is gearing to work with the filmmaker again. “Karan has just spoken about it. Very soon Karan will make a proper announcement with the cast and the crew,” Varun said. Student of The Year was also the launchpad for actors Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra. IANS

Busy Hrithik to devote month for

Krrish 3 promotions

rithik Roshan is likely to pull out all stops to promote his much-awaited film Krrish 3, the third part of the successful Bollywood superhero franchise, with the busy actor said to have kept aside an entire month to promote his home production across the world. The movie is scheduled for release on Diwali (November 3) this year. “Starting from the first week of October, Hrithik will take a month’s break to market the film, right until its release in the first week of November. “The idea is to reach out to as many fans as possible during that time, because Rakeshji (director Rakesh Roshan) hasn’t started any kind of promotional activity yet. Even Hrithik has been off the media’s radar for a while now, since his last release Agneepath was over a year ago,” said an insider. As part of the global promotion of the film, Hrithik is likely to travel to places like Dubai, Canada, Britain and the US. “Since he needs to promote the film in India as well as internationally, he will require time for the same,” the source added. Krrish 3 will take forward the story of the superhero, played by Hrithik, seen in Koi... Mil Gaya and Krrish. Hrithik is currently busy shooting for Siddharth Anand’s Bang Bang with Katrina Kaif. He is also teaming up once again with his Agneepath director, Karan Malhotra, for Shuddhi. IANS

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KIM KARDASHIAN and Kanye West's Baby Girl


t's a girl! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed a baby girl. E! News reported the rapper was by his lady love’s side as she delivered their baby five weeks early in Los Angeles. And the little bundle of joy will take after her parents in more ways than one — her name, which has not yet been revealed — may also start with a K, a source tells E! News. And aside from following in her parents’ footsteps with a K name, she’s also already being talked about on Twitter — in a good way! Her parents’ famous pals were excited to share their well wishes for the li’l bundle of joy via Twitter. Celeb pals like Russell Simmons and Patti Stanger took to the social media site to send their love.

Man of Steel soars to $44.1 million Friday


arner Bros.’ $225 million franchise reboot, Man of Steel, took in a blazing $44.1 million on Friday. Including the $12 million earned on Thursday, the film has a $56.1 million total headed into the final two days of the weekend. By Sunday, Man of Steel may earn about $125 million, which would stand as the second highest opening weekend of 2013.

Russell Crowe woos crowd at film fest


he actor was joined by Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, and director Zack Snyder ahead of the Italian premiere of Man of Steel at the 59th edition of the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily. A huge crowd was on hand to see Russell Crowe presented with a Taormina Arte honour at the fest.

Morrison keen to duet with Adam Levine?


ctor Matthew Morrison hopes to join forces with his new music label boss Adam Levine for recording a pop song. The Glee singer-and-actor was signed up recently by the Maroon 5 frontman for his new record label and the pair have since then discussed joining forces on a song despite having rather different musical styles, reports IANS

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Chai Time


It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. James Gordon




SUDOKU How to play kakuro Kakuro is a popular game similar to sudoku in some ways. But is also suitably different. The key question: ‘How do you play kakuro?’, well here are the rules of kakuro. The answer: The kakuro grid, unlike in sudoku, can be of any size. It has rows and columns, and dark cells like in a crossword. And, just like in a crossword, some of the dark cells will contain numbers. Some cells will contain two numbers. However, in a crossword the numbers reference clues. In a kakuro, the numbers are all you get! They denote the total of the digits in the row or column referenced by the number. Within each collection of cells — called a run — any of the numbers 1 to 9 may be used but, like sudoku, each number may only be used once. Let’s have an example to explain this concept more clearly: In the image above, which shows a section of a kakuro puzzle, you will see the numbers ‘26’ and ‘14’ in the top row. Look at the 14. This means that the total of the three cells underneath must sum to 14. Therefore 9, 4, 1 could be the answer, or perhaps 7, 4, 3 and so on... So, how do you work out the actual combination? Well, this is done through elimination and cross-referencing. For instance, as you work out the answers for other kakuro clues, this will naturally limit the valid combinations, and hence the answer for this particular run. Note the second cell in row two — it contains two numbers, 30 and 11. The 30 refers to the vertical run underneath the number 30 and the 11 refers to the two cells to the right, horizontally, of the number 11.




1 Beetle-to-be 5 Morocco’s capital 10 Dermatologist’s concern 14 Nevada border city 15 ‘J’accuse’ author Zola 16 Opposite of flushed 17 ‘Back in the ___’ (Beatles song) 18 Relating to birth 19 Land you can’t walk to 20 Priest 23 757 or 767 24 Barbie’s boy doll 25 Treasure hunt aid 28 Opposite of ‘nope’ 29 It’s picked from a pocket 33 Bellyache 35 Cowboy competitions 37 Coastal eagle 38 Feminine ‘sense’ 43 Great flair 44 Gains knowledge 45 Stick around 48 Tap trouble 49 ___ fly (RBI earner) 52 Frequent bagel topper 53 Farmer’s field 55 Sound beginning? 57 Like activities for the very young 62 Steady fellow 64 Be gaga over 65 Teensy arachnid 66 ‘Fine’ studies 67 A Barbary State 68 Unsettled, as questions 69 Anchor’s place 70 Swords used in an Olympic event 71 It might hold a few swallows


1 Disney dwarf 2 Kind of home value 3 Take off a jacket, say

4 Element no 5 5 Monthly payment, for many 6 Asian caregiver 7 Angler’s hope 8 ‘Alas and ___’ 9 Bank employee 10 Barbecue rod 11 Language spoken in southwestern Asia 12 Indisposed 13 Bridal bio word 21 Serious offender 22 ___ -horse town 26 The ‘A’ in AD 27 Hammer part 30 Bouncers read them 31 ‘The Odd Couple’ playwright Simon 32 Firm, as abs 34 Four-footed friends 35 ‘You ___?’ (Lurch’s question) 36 Film critic’s unit 38 Feeling fine 39 A little of this and a little of that dish 40 Tailless felines 41 William Tell’s home 42 Data fed to a computer 46 Connecticut co-ed 47 See where one’s coming from 49 Credit card feature 50 Rugged mountain ridges 51 Having a rhythmic beat 54 ‘It just doesn’t ___’ 56 Dud on wheels 58 Coat for corn 59 Volcano shape 60 Port between Buffalo and Cleveland 61 ‘The Untouchables’ crimefighter Eliot 62 Like a fairy-tale wolf 63 Before, long ago

Chai Time MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013 Thiruvaikumar

STAR POWER for 18-6-2013


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An undertaken journey benefits you. Chances of buying valuable and decorative items bright. Self-confidence and courage levels improve with which you take wise decisions, which will yield better results. Avoid hurting others’ sentiments.


Debt problems get under control letting you relax. Tension and depression end. Avoid unwanted apprehension and avoid taking decisions in a hurry. You reap benefits for good things done in the past. Family will be cheerful.

Health problems most likely; take good care. Some likely to get a good opportunity to go abroad. Friendship circle is likely to expand. Expenses likely to be under control, letting you relax. Employees advised to avoid arguments with superiors.

Blood relatives will benefit with your timely help. Artists get good opportunities and earn name and fame along with improvement in financial status. Good news on the cards. Employees get upset as their hard work did not get recognition.

Employees feel cheerful as problems they faced at workplace end. Friends and wellwishers extend help and make you come out of a struggling time. Avoid anger and emotional decisions for time being as they might impact your prospects.

Children make you proud and happy. Businessmen sail smoothly and enjoy jump in profits. Held-up good events will be performed now without any further hurdles. Govt officials advised to be cordial with their colleagues, especially seniors.

Those deprived of a child for long will receive favourable news. Govt-related work might get delayed, which will dampen your spirits. Efforts for a foreign trip might get delayed but will be fulfilled. Decisions taken in a hurry spell trouble.

Encourage children and support them in achieving their goals. Couples are affectionate with each other. Love matters gain importance but be careful about future consequences and take appropriate decision. Your social status is set to improve.

You are more active and complete all work within time. Avoid changing your job for sometime as time is not favourable. Employees advised to work with focus and involvement so that all work gets completed in time and with perfection.


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Two of Pentacles – Finances are in focus. You find new ways to make money. This may be a freelance gig you’ve always wanted to try out.


The Fool – You’re getting into a new territory in career. It will take you to new places. You meet new people. Travel is strongly indicated.



Five of Cups – Avoid conflict at all costs. Your ego may come in the way of what could be a period of smooth sail. Don’t pick fights with people.


The Sun – Not everything goes to plan. But you shouldn’t be scared to shelve ideas that don’t work and make up new plans to start from scratch.


King of Pentacles – There are hidden enemies conspiring against you. It comes as a shock to you once you know it but for the moment don’t let your guard down.


Five of Wands – You get nostalgic and crave the good old days when everything was simpler and you didn’t have to constantly worry about money.


The Hermit – You’re feeling a bit lonely. You wish there was someone to talk to and you could share your problems face to face rather than on the phone.


Ace of Wands – Expect sweeping changes at home. You will be in a position to execute your ideas and those around you will understand your logic.


Judgment – There is too much going on around you and you’re unable to grasp the seriousness of it all. You are also not sure what to give more attention to.



Three of Cups – In a relationship, a third person may be causing some confusion. It may be a mother or mother-in-law. Tell that person politely to back off.


Being conservative may not be working in your current situation. You need to open up and think of ways to make yourself more productive.


AQUARIUS: The Star –


Be careful while driving as a minor accident is not ruled out. Unexpected financial fortune likely to keep you in good spirit. Applied housing loan gets sanctioned and work starts immediately. Postpone purchase of a vehicle.

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The High Priestess – You’re in a volatile situation where your one move could have a significant ripple effect, which may become difficult to control.


Avoid unwanted arguments. Businessmen have a boom time. Couples to adjust well and avoid ego clashes to lead a happy life. Be careful while expressing your opinion as someone will find fault with your talk and magnify it.


A journey undertaken by businessmen will be successful. Take care of health by avoiding anger and emotional outbursts. Son or daughter might be involved in love, which will come to your notice; avoid putting a break but analyse situation.

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Entertainment MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013



Jeremy Renner was once a 'weirdo'


ctor Jeremy Renner says people around him considered him "weird" during his growing up days. The 42-year-old might be one of the most in-demand action stars in Hollywood now, but he admits things weren't always so easy for him. “I grew up in California and Hawaii, but I don't surf or smoke weed, so everybody considered me a weirdo, which I probably am,” he said. IANS

Filthy fan leaves Demi Lovato disgusted


inger Demi Lovato went through a “gross” experience when a fan tried to shake her hand after spreading her own mucus all over her hand. “This girl was at a signing and she was crying so much that her nose dripped with snot down to her chin, and she wiped it with her hand and then went to shake mine,” quoted Lovato as saying. IANS

Raising kids is greatest thing for Ben Affleck





ackie Chan’s successful collaboration with Chinese studio Huayi Brothers will continue later this year with the production of two more films — one set in New York and the other in the vast deserts of rural China. Hot on the heels of the

success of CZ12, the action comedy which generated $138 million at the mainland Chinese box office earlier this year, Chan will be producing and starring in the tentativelytitled Manhattan, a film which sees the Hong Kong star playing “a dark hero” who “con-

verses with love and hate”, according to a statement released at a press conference in Shanghai. Meanwhile, Wolf Flag (a tentative Chinese title for the second project) will see Chan star in a “mournful ode concealed in the stricken desert”. Both films are slated

for release in 2014. Part of a slate of upcoming projects that Huayi Brothers dubbed The H Files, the two Jackie Chan films are joined by the previously-announced David Ayer’s Fury, the Brad Pitt-starrer co-produced by the studio and QED.

en Affleck believes that raising kids is the greatest thing he could ever do. Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner have three children — Violet, 7, Seraphina, 4, and son Samuel, 15 months. “I know what the best part of my life is and it's my kids. It doesn't mean there aren't other things that aren't great, but I know sort of what the center is,” quoted him as saying. IANS



MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013


Super Mario sees off Mexico Balotelli struck from close range on 78 minutes to give Italy a precious win.

RIO DE JANEIRO: A goal 12 minutes from time from an effervescent Mario Balotelli sealed a 2-1 win for Italy over Mexico in Rio’s Maracana stadium on Sunday in their Confederations Cup Group A opener. Balotelli struck from close range on 78 minutes to give Italy a precious win as they joined Brazil on three points following the hosts’ 3-0 win over Japan in Brasilia on Saturday. Once again, protests by

locals demonstrating at the cost of staging the tournament soured the build-up as had been the case for Brazil’s match, with some 500 people milling outside the Maracana before police dispersed them with tear gas. Italy took the lead in the 27th minute with a sumptuous freekick from midfield veteran Andrea Pirlo, the 34-year-old marking his 100th international appearance with a curling effort from 25 metres past Mexico

Although the Uruguayans came closer to pinching a point than they deserved, Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque was exultant with his team’s performance.

Sizzling Spain too hot CHRIS WRIGHT Agence France-Presse RECIFE: World champions Spain got their Confederations Cup campaign off to a winning start on Sunday with a 2-1 win over South American champions Uruguay in the northern Brazilian city of Recife. The Spaniards dominated throughout but after Pedro Rodriguez’s deflected opener had cause to be grateful to Roberto Soldado’s 32nd-minute clincher as Luis Suarez netted a late freekick for the Uruguayans. Although the Uruguayans came closer to pinching a point than they deserved, Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque was exultant afterwards as his side laid the foundation for reaching the last four from a group also containing Uruguay and minnows Tahiti.

“These are three magnificent points which stand us in great stead when it comes to reaching the semi-finals," said Del Bosque. “It was a great match played out in conditions which sapped the players’ strength," he added, referring to the warm, humid weather. “We dominated almost the whole match but the margin was a slim one in the event. At 2-0 we thought we had it won already and we stepped off the gas a little." Spain came to the event having already become the only team in history to win three major events on the bounce — the 2010 World Cup sandwiched by Euro 2008 and 2012. A win here would see the Spanish join Argentina and France as the only countries to win the trio of World Cup, the Olympics and the Confederations Cup.

keeper Jose Corona. Italy coach Cesare Prandelli fielded no fewer than six Juventus men in his starting eleven but it was AC Milan’s erratic Balotelli who went close as he drew another save from the equally busy Corona. Balotelli’s late effort, firing in after a neat flick from Emanuele Giaccherini, stunned them and saw Italy take a giant leap towards reaching the semifinals with Brazil and Japan to come.


Andy Murray looks to Wimbledon STEVEN GRIFFITHS Agence France-Presse LONDON: Andy Murray believes his third Queen’s Club title will act as the perfect foundation to launch his latest bid to win Wimbledon. Murray hardly had time to finish celebrating Sunday’s 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Croatian fifth seed Marin Cilic in the final of the pre-Wimbledon warm-up event before thoughts turned to his prospects of ending Britain’s 75-year wait for a male winner of the singles’ title at the All England Club. The 26-year-old arrived at Queen’s last week dogged by fears over his fitness after a

lower back injury forced him to miss the French Open. But Murray coped well with the gruelling demands of a rain-affected schedule, enjoying two gritty come from behind wins over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Cilic and even surviving a nasty fall in the final which briefly left him clutching his groin in pain. All in all it was an extremely satisfying seven days for the world number two with Wimbledon just a week away. “I feel good. I’m a bit tired just now. It’s been a long five days," Murray said. “The last couple of days were tough matches against two top grass court players.

Because of the way that The the weather worked out, it’s been 26-year-old arrived at mentally a quite draining Queen’s last week dogged by week. I’m fears over his fitness after a happy I managed to finish lower back injury forced him to it with a win. miss the French Open. “So I’ll go away and probably take a day off tomorrow and then start hitting on “And then when Tuesday and work on a couple of things in the build-up to Wimbledon comes round it’s all about how you play. Wimbledon. “Anything can happen. You “The most important thing in the next week or so is just to can lose a bit of confidence; you make sure I keep improving the can gain confidence. You can strength of my back and make pick up a niggle; you can feel 110 per cent.” sure there’s no setbacks.

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

England get the better of New Zealand JULIAN GUYER Agence France-Presse CARDIFF: England put a balltampering row behind them to book their place in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy with a 10-run win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday. New Zealand, chasing 170 for victory in a match reduced by rain to 24 overs per side, were held by the tournament hosts to 159 for eight. Victory saw England, yet to win a major 50-over competition, into the last four as one of two qualifiers out of Group A after their build-up for this match was overshadowed by ball-tampering allegations made against them by former captain Bob Willis. If Sri Lanka beat Australia in Monday’s final Group A fixture at The Oval they will also feature in a last four that already includes Group B winners India and runners-up South Africa. New Zealand could yet reach the semi-finals themselves if Australia win but fail to do so by a large enough margin to better the Black Caps’ net run-rate. James Anderson, who finished with three wickets for 32 runs in five overs, reduced New Zealand to 14 for two by dismissing openers Luke Ronchi and Martin Guptill in the space of three balls. Medium-pacer Ravi Bopara, in overcast conditions assisting

SCOREBOARD England A Cook c and b N McCullum 64 I Bell c B McCullum b McClenaghan 10 J Trott c N McCullum b Mills 8 J Root c Ronchi b McClenaghan 38 E Morgan lbw b Vettori 15 J Buttler c N McCullum b Mills 14 R Bopara c Williamson b McClenaghan 9 T Bresnan run out (Franklin) 4 S Broad c N McCullum b Mills 0 J Tredwell c McClenaghan b Mills 0 J Anderson not out 0 Extras (lb2, w4, nb1) 7 Total (all out, 23.3 overs) 169 Bowling: McClenaghan 5-0-36-3 (3w); Mills 4.3-0-30-4 (1nb); Anderson 1-0-4-0; Vettori 5-0-27-1; Franklin 2-0-20-0; N McCullum 4-030-1; Williamson 2-0-20-0 (1w) New Zealand L Ronchi c Trott b Anderson 2 M Guptill b Anderson 9 K Williamson c Anderson b Broad 67 R Taylor lbw b Bresnan 3 B McCullum c Root b Bopara 8 J Franklin c Morgan b Bopara 6 C Anderson c Anderson b Bresnan 30 N McCullum c Buttler b Anderson 13 K Mills not out 5 Extras (lb8, w8) 16 Total (8 wkts, 24 overs) 159 Bowling: Broad 5-0-25-1 (2w); Anderson 5-0-32-3 (3w); Bresnan 50-41-2 (2w); Bopara 5-0-26-2 (1w); Tredwell 4-0-27-0 Result: England won by 10 runs

England’s Joe Root (2R) celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss New Zealand’s Brendan McCullum during their 2013 ICC Champions Trophy win at the Cardiff Wales Stadium in Cardiff, South Wales, on Sunday. AFP/ ANDREW YATES

seamers, took two for 26 in five overs. England captain Alastair Cook, the man-of-the-match, was dropped three times by Nathan McCullum on his way to topscoring with 64 in a total of 169 all out. Off-spinner Nathan McCullum finally clung on to a return offering from his own bowling to dismiss left-handed opener Cook. “It was quite a stressful day. I always felt we were just above

Champions Trophy points table Group A P W L T NR Pt NRR England N Zealand Sri Lanka Australia

3 3 2 2

2 1 1 0

3 3 3 3

3 1 1 0

1 1 1 1

0 0 0 0

0 1 0 1

4 3 2 1

+0.31 +0.78 -0.52 -0.96

6 3 3 0

+0.938 +0.325 -0.075 -1.035

Group B India S Africa W Indies Pakistan

0 1 1 3

0 1 1 0

0 0 0 0

the rate but you can get as many as you want but you always want more,” said Cook at the post-match presentation ceremony. “It was a very fine bowling performance. We were very good in the field today and good with the bat. “We were 10 runs short but 170 is still a very good score.” After New Zealand slumped to 61 for five, Kane Williamson (67) and one-day international debutant Corey Anderson (30)

Man-of-the-match: Alastair Cook (ENG)

kept them in the hunt with a partnership of 73 before they both fell in the closing stages. “England bowled outstandingly well at the start of our innings and set us back,” said New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, Nathan’s younger brother. “Kane and Corey gave us a real opportunity but we fell short in the end. We did drop some catches but Nathan is usually a good catcher so it is one of those things.”

Cook savours England semi-final spot CARDIFF: England captain Alastair Cook (right) insisted he did not care which side his team faced in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy after they booked their place in the last four with a 10-run win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday. England top Group A ahead of Monday’s final match between defending champions Australia and Sri Lanka at The Oval. If England finish as pool winners they will face South Africa at The Oval on Wednesday but if they are pushed down into second place

they’ll be up against Group B winners India, the only team in the competition with a perfect played three, won three record, in Cardiff on Thursday. “We don’t mind who we play. We are just glad we are in there. We look forward to the semi-final against whoever that might be,” said Cook. Had they lost, England — yet to win a major 50-overs competition - would have gone out of the tournament. Cook was named man-ofthe-match for his 64 in a total of 169 all out in a clash reduced by rain to 24 overs per side, although the left-handed opener

was dropped on 14, 37 and 45 by Nathan McCullum before the off-spinner caught him off his own bowling. “The ball kept following him around, he’s a brilliant fielder and today (Sunday) he dropped a couple but he’s still up in terms of his fielding ability,” said New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, Nathan’s younger brother. Meanwhile Cook added: “It was great to get the opportunity to keep it in our hands today particularly with the rain about. “We got a competitive total in the end and I thought we bowled pretty well... 24 overs is

a nerve-wracking time.” New Zealand slumped to 61 for five but Kane Williamson (67) and one-day international debutant Corey Anderson (30) kept them in the hunt with a partnership of 73 before they both fell in the closing stages. The Black Caps needed 35 off 17 balls with five wickets standing when Williamson holed out off seamer Stuart Broad to James Anderson. England had to endure a nervous wait after umpire Rod Tucker, asked fellow Australian Steve Davis, the television umpire, to check if paceman Broad had over-stepped.


Bhuvneshwar bowled in very good areas: Dhoni BIRMINGHAM: India captain Mehndra Singh Dhoni was all praise for young Bhuvneshwar Kumar (left) whose brilliant spell of eight overs set the tone for India’s facile eight-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy here today. “He (Bhuvneshwar) is not someone who is very quick but he bowls in very good areas. In these conditions, he used the new ball well as he can swing the ball both ways. Bhuvneshwar put a lot of pressure on the opposition. He has only played a few ODIs but he will only

improve,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony. India’s middle-order hasn’t been tested in the three matches so far but Dhoni said that it is not of great concern. “We have a settled middleorder consisting of myself, Raina (Suresh) and Jadeja (Ravindra). We have played a lot of matches and only thing is that we need Raina to get some more practice at the nets. Also the middle-order got a fair hit during the two warm-up games.” While death bowling can still be “improved”, Dhoni

Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that in the match against Pakistan he followed the instructions of his coach and captain to the ‘T’. feels that fielding has been topnotch in this competition. “It’s good that we are doing well in all three departments. The individuals have taken responsibility. At this point we are a top fielding side in world

Nielsen laments lack of Oz leaders LONDON: Former Australia coach Tim Nielsen (right) said Sunday the current side were suffering from a lack of leaders. Australia’s Champions Trophy campaign, which has seen the title-holders struggle on the field, has been overshadowed by the ban handed out to batsman David Warner for his Birmingham bar-room attack on England’s Joe Root. Warner was suspended until the start of the Ashes by Cricket Australia on Thursday and fined Aus$11,500 ($11,000, £7,000).

If they see young players jumping out of line they quietly and quickly jump in to ensure they straighten them up. Nielsen coached Australia from 2007 to 2011 and could call on the likes of senior players such as star batsman Ricky Ponting, now retired

from international duty and playing for English county Surrey. “Probably the biggest difference between a lot of great

sides is that strength of leadership of your players,” Nielsen told BBC Radio Five’s Sportsweek programme on Sunday. “It doesn’t necessarily mean they have to have captain next to their name. They (experienced, senior players) expect behaviour and they understand what is expected of them, just through experience. “If they see young players jumping out of line they quietly and quickly jump in to ensure they straighten them up.” AFP

Willis allegations sadden Anderson CARDIFF: James Anderson (left) has insisted that allegations of ball-tampering levelled against England by former captain Bob Willis are “very disappointing” and definitely untrue. England limited overs coach Ashley Giles refuted Saturday the claims made by Willis, now a television pundit, who alleged the side were obtaining reverse swing by methods banned under cricket’s laws. “As a team we’re really surprised by his comments,” England seamer Anderson told the Mail on Sunday. “Even though there’s nothing to them whatsoever they

could stick for a while to us, which isn’t wanted, needed or helpful. “It’s come as a very unwelcome distraction and, frankly, we could do without allegations such as these.” Willis’s allegations dominated the build-up to England’s key Champions Trophy match against New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday, where victory for either side will see them through to the semi-finals. Anderson, who recently joined former fast bowler Willis as one of only four England cricketers to have taken 300 Test wickets, added: “It’s very disappoint-

ing and frustrating that anyone, but especially a former England captain, should say these things, especially when we’re preparing for a massive game. “The fact is people can think what they like. We know the truth, I can state categorically that no one in the England team has ever tampered with a ball and we won’t allow comments made by someone like Bob Willis to worry us.” And he insisted England were doing nothing against the rules. “Reverse swing has been an issue in cricket for a while,” he said. AFP

cricket. I had the cushion of wearing gloves while catching but others were doing it with bare hands in cold and windy conditions.” The skipper got hit in the shin but said that he will be okay in the next three days. Man-of-the match Bhuvneshwar said that he followed the instructions of his coach and captain to the ‘T’. “I just followed whatever the coach and captain told me. Since the ball wasn’t swinging much during practice games, I tried to keep things as simple as possible and my hard work has paid off.” PTI

‘Mistakes not preparedness cost us debacle’

BIRMINGHAM: Dav Whatmore (above) said the Champions Trophy debacle won’t make Pakistan a bad team but they need to to rectify the mistakes made in this tournament. “This series didn’t go well for us, but not all series will go well for you. The preparation was good but we made mistakes,” Pakistan’s chief coach said. Speaking to reporters after suffering an eight-wicket defeat against India here at Edgbaston, Whatmore pointed out the first defeat against the West Indies hurt Pakistan. “We did well in the practice matches and knew the conditions well at The Oval but we failed to take advantage,” Whatmore said. “Whether we were chasing or setting up a target, we could not score the runs. We lost wickets in clusters and in a short tournament could read the wickets well enough,” Whatmore explained. Stating that the young bowlers did a good job and the fielding was gradually improving, Whatmore held his batsmen responsible for the Champions Trophy defeats. PTI

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013

sports US OPEN

Selected final round scores 281: Justin Rose (ENG) 71-69-71-70 283: Jason Day (AUS) 7074-68-71, Phil Mickelson (USA) 67-72-70-74 285: Jason Dufner (USA) 74-71-73-67, Ernie Els (RSA) 71-72-73-69, Billy Horschel (USA) 72-67-7274, Hunter Mahan (USA) 72-69-69-75 286: Luke Donald (ENG) 68-72-71-75, Steve Stricker (USA) 71-69-7076 287: Hideki Maysuyama (JPN) 71-75-74-67, Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 69-72-74-72, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (ESP) 71-72-72-72, Rickie Fowler (USA) 70-76-6774 288: Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 70-71-69-78 289: Lee Westwood (ENG) 70-77-69-73, John Senden (AUS) 70-71-7474 290: John Huh (USA) 7173-75-71, Brandt Snedeker (USA) 74-7470-72, David Lingmerth (SWE 74-71-71-74, Michael Kim (USA) 7370-71-76 291: Martin Laird (SCO) 74-73-76-68, David Hearn (CAN) 78-69-7371, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 73-71-75-72, Mathew Goggin (AUS) 68-74-76-73, Bo Van Pelt (USA) 73-71-72-75, Ian Poulter (ENG) 71-71-7376, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 74-68-73-76 292: Mike Weir (CAN) 7276-75-69, John Parry (ENG) 76-71-72-73, Matt Kuchar (USA) 74-73-7273, Morten Orum Madsen (DEN) 74-74-70-74 293: Kevin Chappell (USA) 72-76-74-71, Geoff Ogilvy (AUS) 74-70-7772, Webb Simpson (USA) 71-75-75-72, K.J. Choi (KOR) 70-76-75-72, Tiger Woods (USA), Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 73-7373-74, Edward Loar (USA) 73-71-73-76 Bubba Watson (USA) 73-70-7674, Paul Lawrie (SCO) 7671-69-77 294: Carl Pettersson (SWE) 72-75-74-73, Scott Langley (USA) 75-70-7574, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 73-70-75-76, Jerry Kelly (USA) 70-73-75-76


Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Algeria on Sunday became the first countries to reach the play-offs in the Africa zone of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.


JUSTIN TIME AT MERION JIM SLATER Agence France-Presse ARDMORE: Justin Rose became the first Englishman to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970 with a tensionpacked par-70 final round Sunday that delivered his long-sought first major title. Rose, who also became England’s first major champion since Nick Faldo at the 1996 Masters, finished 72 holes on oneover 281 to defeat US star Phil Mickelson and Australian Jason Day by two strokes at formidable Merion Golf club. Rose, a 32-year-old who was born in South Africa, clung to a one-shot lead when he put his 18th-hole tee shot in the fairway near a plaque where legend Ben Hogan hit a famed one-iron shot to seal a 1950 US Open victory at Merion. “When I saw my shot lying in the fairway, I thought, ‘This is my moment,’” Rose said. “I’ve seen the Hogan photograph a million times and now it was me hitting the shot. I hit a 2-iron into the green and it all worked out.” The ball rolled to the back edge of the green and Rose used a hybrid to knock the ball an inch from the cup and tapped

Rose facts Born: July 30, 1980 Age: 32 Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa Height: 6’3” Weight: 89 kgs Home: London, England and Orlando, Florida Turned pro: 1998 Joined European Tour: 1999 Joined US PGA Tour: 2004 European Tour wins: 6 US PGA Tour wins: 5 Major wins: 1 (2013 US Open)

in for par to take the clubhouse lead, although his triumph was not yet secure. Mickelson, the three-time Masters champion who sought his first US Open title after five runner-up efforts, came to 18 needing a birdie on his 43rd birthday to force an 18-hole Monday playoff with Rose. No player in the third or fourth rounds had managed a birdie at the fiendish finishing hole and the US left-hander did not help his chances when his tee shot found the left rough and his approach was short of the elevated green. When Mickelson’s third shot sped inches to the right of the cup, Rose had his longsought win in his 37th major start and on Father’s Day. “For it all to work out for me, it was such an emotional day, I couldn’t help but look up at the heavens and think my old dad had something to do with it,” Rose said. Rose had received an encouraging and prophetic e-mail message from pal Adam Scott after the Aussie won his first major title two months ago at the Masters, saying, “You’re time is coming soon.” It could not have come any sooner. “He is a wise man,” Rose said. Rose, 32, produced his best prior major finish of third at last year’s PGA Championship, although he might have been best known for his share of fourth at the 1998 British Open as a teen amateur.

Justin Rose, who became England’s first major champion since Nick Faldo at the 1996 Masters, finished 72 holes on one-over 281 to defeat US star Phil Mickelson and Australian Jason Day by two strokes at formidable Merion Golf club.

For Tiger, the long wait continues The world number one finished 32nd, and the wait for a 15th major title carries on.

ARDMORE: For Tiger Woods, the long wait for a 15th major title success goes on. The 37-year-old American completed what was for him an abject weekend at the US Open on Sunday with a round of 74 that left him in a tie for 32nd position. His 13-over par total of 293 was his worst 72-hole US Open score relative to par as a professional and left many scratching their heads over what is going wrong with him at the majors. “I did a lot of things right. Unfortunately I did a few things

wrong, as well,” was his assessment of his play. “I struggled with the speed [of the greens] all week. These greens are grainy. It’s one of the older bent grasses, creeping bent.” Putting, however, has not been a problem for Woods all year as he racked up four tournament wins en route to reclaiming the world number one spot. It all seems a long way since Woods won his 14th major title at the age of 32 by defeating Rocco Mediate in a playoff at the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines, California. At that time, his chase of the all-time majors win-record of 18 held by Jack Nicklaus looked destined to be triumphant.

Next up for Woods will be his preparations for the British Open, to be held at Muirfield in the east of Scotland in late July. His last appearance there in 2002 resulted in the worst score of his professional career when he shot a third round, 10-over 81, playing into the teeth of a storm that had swept in from the North Sea just as he was beginning his round. Having won the Masters and the US Open that year, that round wrecked his hopes of pulling off golf’s fabled Grand Slam. Out of contention, he came back the following day to shoot a 65 which will give him confidence for his return there next month.

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