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GLORY ON GRASS The eagerly awaited tennis extravaganza of the year, Wimbledon is all set to begin today. All eyes will be on Roger Federer and Serena Williams, who are the defending champions. PG 16&17

HYDERABAD’S FIRST COMPACT AFTERNOON NEWSPAPER

DOWRY CASES A MONEY SPINNER, CLAIMS TOP COP REPORT ON P3

For some, dowry cases are a god-sent opportunity to make money. They use high-sounding labels like counselling and human rights to dupe the unwary, warns DCP Dr Tarun Joshi.

MANDELA IN CRITICAL CONDITION Nelson Mandela is in a critical condition in hospital, South Africa's presidency said, marking a sudden and significant deterioration in the health of the former leader and anti-apartheid hero. "The condition of [Nelson] Mandela has become critical," said presidential spokesman.

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WATER SUPPLY FAVOURS SOME, FROWNS ON OTHERS It is not just the wayward weather that accentuates the City’s water woes, much more acute is the lopsided water supply system and allowing new buildings to claim depleting water levels. JAW demands a new draft on equitable water distribution for the whole City.

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city events

CELEBRITY DJ

Celebrity DJ Nikhil Chinapa will set the dance floor on fire at Sky, Avasa. Where: Sky, Avasa, Madhapur When: June 29, 9 pm

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AROUND THE CITY: YOUR GUIDE TO THE TWIN CITIES ing class will be held. Where: Colorama Printers, Begumpet When: Till June 27, 10 am to 1 pm Contact: 80086-24949

SHOWS

Art attack Aakar Art academy is conducting a painting workshop for kids above the age of 4. Where: Just Books, Jubilee Hills When: Every Friday and Saturday from June 28, Friday - 4 to 5.30 pm Contact: (040) 66662323 Techie’s delight DSIR-FMC workshop on technology and patent acquisition will be held. Where: National Institute for Micre, Small and Medium Enterprises, Yousufguda When: June 28, 10 am Contact: Sourabh Gargav, at 93473-45392

Movie matter Movie The Tree of Life will be screened. Where: Sarathi Studio, Ameerpet When: June 26, 6.30 pm Contact: 93910-20243 Movie time German movie Young Goethe In Love will be screened. Where: Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, Banjara Hills When: June 27, 6 pm Contact: 2335-0443

DINING MIND YOUR STEP: A rider was spotted losing his balance due to heavy rains on Sunday. The bicycle project A sale of topnotch photographs including prize-winning ones, compiled by Rohan Pamnani and Rohan Reddy. Proceeds from this sale will be utilized to fund bicycles for school-going rural children. Where: Iconart Gallery, Banjara Hills When: Till June 24, 11.30 am to 7 pm Contact: Swathi Kumar Ph No 9849024217

GAS BOOKING IVRS NO HP 9666023456 Indane 9848824365 BSNL Complaints HMWS & SB Complaints

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Little wonders A workshop on puppet making for mothers by Sphoorthi Theatre for Educational Puppetry will be held. Where: Lamakaan, Banjara Hills When: June 29, 10.30 am to 1.30 pm

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Word club A fun workshop for kids above the age of 8 will be organised. Where: Just books, Jubilee Hills. When: Every Sunday, 10 am to 12 pm Contact: 9849748117 Foodie’s haven Vegetarian and non-vegetarian cookContact: Padmini Rangarajan, at 98660-81172

WORKSHOPS Through their Eyes Through their Eyes, a photo exhibition by children of Sphoorti foundation is on. Where: Alliance Francaise, Banjara Hills When: On till June 25, 11 am Contact: 2355-4485 / 86

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Kitchen queens A cooking workshop for mothers. Where: Andhra Mahila Sabha Arts & Science College for Women, Vidyanagar When: Till June 26, 10 am to 4 pm Contact: 80086-34949

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Kakatiya food Kakatiya Food Festival is on. Where: Bidri, Marriott When: Till June 30, 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm Contact: +91 40 2752 2577

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Food fest Pasta food festival is on. Where: Prego, The Westin When: Till June 30, 7 pm to 11 pm Contact: 040 6767 6828

Airport Director 27903785, 27906001 For Air India Flight Information Toll free (from any network) for IC Flights 18001801407 And for All Flights: 1800227722 Air India has revised its flight timings. For more information call (Toll free) 18001801407, 1800227722 from BSNL/MTNL 04023430334 from other lines and mobile Website; www.airindia.in TOURISM OFFICES AP Tourism, Hyd 23262152/53/54 Sec-bad 27893100 Dept of Tourism 23453110 India Tourism 23261360 AP Tourism information Centre (24x7) 23450444, 23455999 UK VISA OFFICE VFS India Pvt Ltd Building, 8-2-542/A, Sunil Chamber, Road No. 7

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YESTERDAY’S QUESTION

HAS THE OPPOSITION HELPED THE STATE SNEAK IN BILLS? 89% 11%

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TODAY’S QUESTION

SHOULD THE UTTARAKHAND FLOODS BE DECLARED A NATIONAL DISASTER? A)

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CRIME

Cashing in on misery

Is there a well-knit network to dupe those involved in dowry cases? Yes, says the deputy commissioner of police Dr Tarun Joshi. POSTNOON NEWS feedback@postnoon.com HYDERABAD: For some, dowry cases are a god-sent opportunity to mint money. They go by the high-sounding names of counselling or human rights, warn DCP Dr Tarun Joshi Is there a well-knit network to mulct those involved in dowry cases? Yes, says Joshi. AROUND THE

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Not just that, many masquerading as women mandals and human rights organisations are indeed making hay while the sun shines. The revelation came out at a workshop the DCP conducted to highlight the disturbing issues involved in dowry-related crime cases on Saturday. He said a lot of cases come from the

Old City areas and those who get caught are being trapped by spurious mahila mandal committees or fake human rights activists. Since dowry cases are strong and legal help essential, some unscrupulous take advantage of the unwary people. Joshi warned them. “I have issued orders to all the police stations to collect details of these fake organisations making profit from human misery. They charge exorbitant rates from the victims and relatives.” He also said he had information of a wife of a senior police officer too involved in this shady business. He told people that free legal aid was available to the poor women and those getting caught in this law, if they chose, should go for reputed lawyers, not the suspected organisations with high-sounding names. He welcomed aggrieved public to his office in Purani Haveli if they feel confused or are getting

15 years on, British killer found in Australia SYDNEY: A British man who killed his aunt by stabbing her 70 times and who has been on the run for 15 years after escaping from prison in England has been arrested in an Australian town, reports said Monday. Simon Hennessey spent 20 years in jail for brutally killing his elderly aunt but escaped when he walked out of a low security jail in December 1998. At the time, he was serving a life sentence for killing the woman in her home in Plymouth, when he was 14.

cheated by shady characters. The workshop was attended by a large number of women. Dr Joshi expressed concern at the growing cases of dowry-related crimes. He said community leaders should take initiative to sort out differences between husband and wife that if left unchecked leads to complications. It is true that many are

unaware that both giving and taking dowry is illegal. Besides, it is inhuman to force poor parents to cough up cash. A notable presence at the meeting was Wakf board chairman Moulana Syed Ghulam Afzal and religious leaders. They too advised parents to desist from giving dowry and demanding dowry.

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Mandela in critical condition AFP PHOTO / POOL/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

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Queensland state police told the Sunshine Coast Daily that the 49-year-old was picked up by chance in the town of Tewantin and at first had given them a false name. They were stunned to discover their mystery prisoner was Hennessey. “We knew there was more to him and it appears he has used several identities,” Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards said. “We believe he has moved between Thailand, New Zealand and Australia. It looks like he has been coming and going from Australia since about 2003.” Queensland police have now charged the 49-year-old with a string of 75 fraud charges including two counts of falsely representing himself as someone else, 38 counts of obtaining the property of another, and seven counts of forging documents. “He’s in the process now — under the system now — on the charges we’ve got,” he said. AFP

JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela is in a critical condition in hospital, South Africa’s presidency said late Sunday, marking a sudden and significant deterioration in the health of the former leader and anti-apartheid hero. “The condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who is still in hospital in Pretoria, has become critical,” said presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj, 16 days after Mandela was admitted for a lung infection.

Mandela, now a frail 94, was previously said to be in a serious but stable condition. But after more than two weeks of intensive treatment at

Pretoria’s Mediclinic Heart Hospital, his condition is said to have deteriorated. President Jacob Zuma visit-

ed Mandela on Sunday evening and was told by doctors “that the former president’s condition had become critical over the past 24 hours”. Mandela, who became South Africa’s first black president in 1994, is due to celebrate his 95th birthday on July 18. He has been hospitalised four times since December, mostly for the pulmonary condition that has plagued him for years. AFP

‘Declare Uttarakhand floods national disaster’

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Cheating case against Union ministers

Chiru donates month’s salary to relief efforts

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CITY BRIEFS xpressing his deep concern about the welfare of pilgrims and public affected in Uttarakhand floods, TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu today requested PM Manmohan Singh to declare Uttarakhand floods as a national disaster and meet all the expenditure related to the rescue and relief from the Government of India.

llegedly saddened with the delay in formation of a Telangana state, A Lakshmi Narayana, 27, an auto driver of Rasoolpura, is found to have committed suicide on the railway track near Hussain Sagar. Police got a suicide note in which he stated that he is very much worried about delay in the formation of separate T-state.

helicopter has been arranged for airlifting stranded AP pilgrims. As directed by the CM, the minister for civil supplies D Sridhar Babu has been stationed at Dehra Dun and is closely monitoring the relief and rescue operations. A team of 12 doctors will be positioned in Dehra Dun and Haridwar for a week from Monday.

case of cheating and breach of trust under Section 420 of IPC was booked against Union ministers P Chidambaram and Sushilkumar Shinde for retracting their statements on the creation of a separate Telangana state at LB Nagar police station this morning. The case was booked following the direction of a Ranga Reddy district court.

nion minister Chiranjeevi has called upon his fans to help the victims of Uttarakhand flood fury. Chiranjeevi, state minister Vatti Vasanta Kumar and the PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana visited the family members of victims at Bavajipet and consoled them. Chiranjeevi said the tragedy of Uttarakhand was most distressing.


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ast year we had reported how with the monsoons approaching, the GHMC officials had warned that loadshedding would get worse. Citizens who thought the worst was over with the summer ending found themselves in a fix again. The State was planning to approach the Centre for power. One wonders if the same condition will prevail this year as well.

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minutes was all the time Nik Wallenda required to make his daredevil tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon. Though the winds were strong, he made it across safely.

We have received many calls for cancellations this month. It doesn't come as a surprise since travelling abroad during this time can burn a hole in your pocket. Thomas Cook employee See page 8

THINGS WE 5LEARNT TODAY The column that teaches everyone something new about the way the world functions.

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Ultimate invasion of privacy: Your body isn’t safe. US regulators and security experts say the threat of cyber hacking body instruments is real: malicious actors can gain access to devices ranging from pacemakers to insulin pumps, with potentially fatal results.

CIVIC MATTERS

Water supply favours few, frowns on others

It is not just wayward weather that accentuates water woes. More acute is lopsided water supply system and allowing new buildings to claim the depleting source. Md NIZAMUDDIN nizamuddin.a@postnoon.com HYDERABAD: “A niche among greenery,” “24x7 water,” “luxury in the lap of Nature” are but some of the captivating advertisements of builders. But who gave them 24x7 water? With monsoon, the only hope of replenishing groundwater, playing truant, many are apprehensive of the City’s future. Water woes are getting worse each day and most parts are devoid of any dependable source of potable water. According to civil society groups, the problem is not that of scarcity, but of ‘uneven’ water distribution. While some get round-the-clock water, others don’t get it even once in two days. As per data available with HMWSSB, each connection during this April had varied quantities of water supplied, between 71 kilo litres to 16.4 kilo litres per day. Upmarket areas like Gachibowli topped the average supply per day at 71 kilo litres, followed by Madhapur at 62.69

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kilo litres and Miyapur with 51.59. The areas with lowest supply were SPR Hills with 14.8 kilo litres, Yakutpura with 15.1 kilo litres and Gowlipura with 15 kilo litres respectively. Joint Action for Water (JAW) group demands a draft on policy for at least 30 years. “There are loopholes in the plan and policy, as GHMC gives permission to construction of buildings

SMART TACTICS

Lion’s roar to keep deer off tracks Transport operators in Japan are sprinkling wolf urine near roads and broadcasting the roar of lions near train tracks in a bid to keep deer away and reduce accidents. Officials from Hokkaido Railway Co added there were 2,581 incidents involving deer last year, a figure that had doubled in less than a decade.

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World Cup extravaganza upsets Brazilians. Many are frustrated that, after years of under-investment in Brazil's sagging infrastructure, billions of dollars are being poured into ensuring next year's World Cup is a tourist extravaganza.

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Blurring gender roles on the catwalk. A small group of female models who sport an androgynous look have found themselves in demand on the men's catwalk.

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Capitalising on another’s misery. Fake mahila mandals and activists are cashing in on dowry victims.

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Don’t take NaMo’s name in vain in Gujarat. A troupe had to change the name of its play, which mentioned Modi.

without assessing distribution of water. Lest the plot owner gets water connection, the corporation should not give permission for construction,” notes, Dr D Narasimha Reddy of JAW Out of 650 water tankers operating in the City under HMWSSB, the Banjara Hills division alone has 150 tankers. The uneven distribution can be seen by the fact that the City has eight lakh water connections, where slums account for 14 per cent connections, while it has 30 per cent of total City’s population.

V Kamesh Babu, general secretary, Federation of Associations of Colonies & Apartments (FACA), points out that the HMWSSB claims to have supplied 340 MGD of water each day, but in fact, this April, only 180 MGD was supplied. “Areas like Malkajgiri receive water only once or twice a week. But they are coming up with bills on par with areas of regular water supply,” says Kamesh Babu. Ordering an inquiry over uneven supply, reducing the billing for slums under Domestic Slum (DS) category, laying of pipelines to slums and rationalisation of billing for apartments are some of his demands with the government. While on one side local bodies complain of water scarcity, some complexes are guaranteed supply. “How can a builder claim in advertisements in newspapers of 24X7 supply of clean drinking water even before the work has started? Is it not with the clear connivance with the water board?” asks Jasveen Jairath, coconvenor Save Our Urban Lakes.

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TOKYO: Transport operators in northern Japan are sprinkling wolf urine near roads and broadcasting the roar of lions near train tracks in a bid to keep deer away and reduce accidents, officials said Monday.

Nexco East, an expressway operator, imports wolf urine from the United States to spray on the highways it operates in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's four main islands. "Even though we have

increased the height of fences to 2.5 metres (8.3 feet) from 1.5 metres, fences sometimes break because of heavy snow, so we need this stop-gap measure while mending them," a company official told AFP. "The effect lasts about a month, but it won't be effective

forever because deer get used to the smell," he said. The deer population in Hokkaido was nearly wiped out in the early 20th century because of overhunting and sometimes brutal winters. But conservation efforts — and the extinction of the indigenous wild wolf population — led to their recovery. There are now around 650,000 deer on the island, sometimes wreaking havoc with farmland and transport systems. Hokkaido Railway Co. earlier this year erected equipment that broadcasts the roar of lions in an effort to keep the timid animals away from its tracks, a spokesman said. He added there were 2,581 incidents involving deer last year, a figure that had doubled in less than a decade.


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POLITICS

TDP lets govt off the hook Utter lack of purpose by AP’s Opposition parties makes a mockery of the Assembly.

FIDUCIAS FERME Aquae Sulis infelici HYDERABAD: If the just concluded 10-day sitting of the AP Assembly’s budget session brought out any fact that sticks out like a sore thumb it is the utter incapability or unwillingness of the main Opposition party, the TDP, to give leadership to the Opposition ranks and discuss crucial bills including the CAG report. The 20-day budget session, conducted in two spells of 20 days each, had also another significance. It was the first time that 12 Assembly standing committees, formed for more effective legislators’ involvement in budgetary works, submitted their reports. The golden opportunity for the people’s representatives to give wiser counsel could not happen due to utter disarray of the Opposition spectrum. The government, not unhappy at the turn of events, brought in 14

During the entire 20-day session, the House met for a total of 52 hours. Almost two-third of the time was wasted in protests, that too, different protests by different parties. Of all, say political observers, the biggest culpability is that of the TDP, which being the leader of Opposition should have made efforts to bring a modicum of discipline in the Opposition ranks so that at least the crucial bills are discussed and necessary corrections made.

‘ME NOT CULPA’ important bills that touched the lives of people and yet not one was properly discussed. Some bills include Public Safety bill, AP Bangaru Talli Girl Child Empowerment and Promotion bill, Value Added Tax (Amendment) bill, Education (Amend) bill, and AP Private Medical Practitioners (Amend) bill.

The TDP shrugs of the charge. Veteran TDP Leader and senior party MLA KE Krishna Murhty defended the party’s stand adopted during the budget session and said that the ruling Congress and the Opposition YSRCP and TRS parties were responsible for the absence of debate on important bills. He alleged that the ruling Congress party cheated the main opposition TDP in the house. “During the Business Advisory

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Party-wise time taken during budget session

25.23 hours TDP 11.48 hours TRS 6.09 hours YSRCP 3.55 hours Congress

Committee (BAC) meeting, it was decided, with the consent of all political parties, to move a resolution in the House for creating a separate Telangana state, which was the main demand of the TRS Party. But the ruling Congress and the TRS did not keep their promise and colluded with each other to adjourn the House con-

tinuously from day one. This had resulted in the lack of debate on all important issues,” he said. When this correspondent asked the TDP leader as to why his party did not take any initiative to unite the Opposition camp for the smooth running of the house, a party leader, KE Prabhakar shot back saying that the TDP was not given any chance by the rival parties. Another party MLA and former minister Suddala Devaiah also expressed similar feelings. Another party MLA L Ramana asserted that as the main Opposition, TDP discharged its role with utmost commitment and dedication in the house by raising several issues including the issue of tainted ministers. "The State government was scared of facing the tainted ministers' issue in the house. To avoid discussion on it, it kept on adjourning the house every day," he said. Interestingly, other parties when contacted squarely blamed the TDP.

PASSING ON THE BATON

Qatar's Emir to transfer power to son The 61-year-old emir came to power in 1995 in a palace coup against his father. Powerful Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim alThani could lose his job, or at least the foreign affairs portfolio which he also holds, sources said. Qatar took part in the armed intervention in Libya and is actively supporting the rebel forces in Syria. "The emir could take a step back, that is to say not retire completely but play a more honorary role, so that his son can better assume the responsibilities and become the man in charge," a French diplomat said. AFP

emir is preparing to hand over control of the oil-rich emirate, which plays a key role in the Arab world. The 61-year-old emir came to power in 1995 in a palace coup against his father. He has since helped build Qatar into a strong voice in the Gulf and on the world stage.

Sheikh Tamim, born in 1980, is the second son of the emir and his second wife Sheikha Mozah. The crown prince is joint commander of the armed forces and head of the country's Olympic committee. "The emir is convinced that he should encourage the new generation. He plans to transfer power to the crown prince, Sheikh Tamim, and to carry out a ministerial reshuffle to bring a large number of young people into the cabinet," a Qatari official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Unclaimed bag triggers bomb scare in Srinagar

Maoists plot to target police foiled

No flood threat at Agra as Yamuna recedes

Agra sex racket used Facebook for clients

Eleven killed in Ratnagiri road mishap

SRINAGAR: An unattended bag outside the headquarters of Army's 15 Corps here led to a bomb scare, resulting in a massive traffic jam on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway today. A bomb disposal squad was called in to check the bag, which was later found to be containing clothes. The incident led to a security alarm.

BOKARO: Altogether 45 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) set serially to target the security forces were discovered near Maoistaffected Jhumra Hills in Bokaro district today, the police said here. The IEDs were found under Mahutand police station during a joint search operation by CRPF and the district police, sources said.

AGRA: Agra is no longer facing a flood threat as the water level in the Yamuna has gone down, an official said Monday. "The situation for the moment is stable," said JP Singh, in charge of flood control room of the irrigation department. Earlier there were fears of a major flood after the river crossed the 2010 level and almost touched the 1978 highest mark.

AGRA: Eleven people were arrested when a sex racket was busted in this Uttar Pradesh city in which clients were booked through Facebook, police said. A team led by Superintendent of Police, city, Pavan Kumar Sunday evening raided a two-storeyed house in Govind Puri colony of Balkeshwar area and arrested 11 people.

RATNAGIRI: Eleven people, including three children, were killed and two others seriously injured when their car collided with a dumper truck at Dabhil in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district, police said today. The mishap occurred around midnight last night when their car was proceeding towards Mumbai from Sangameshwar.

DOHA: The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa alThani (in pic), is expected to meet members of the royal family on Monday, with Qatari officials and diplomats saying a transfer of power to his son, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad alThani, is imminent. The sheikh "will meet Monday with the royal family and advisors," the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television news channel reported Sunday, stressing that the meeting would take place in the context of a possible succession. Diplomats and Qatari officials agree that the

Qatar took part in the armed intervention in Libya and is supporting the rebel forces in Syria.

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Rescue ops: PC pans 'NaMo' woes for Gujarati play media, praises troops ‘It is not like sitting in airconditioned rooms and writing for newspapers,’ he says defending relief efforts.

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KARAIKUDI: Rejecting criticism of tardy relief operations in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, Union minister P Chidambaram has said government was making all efforts and complimented armed forces personnel for their untiring efforts in rescuing the stranded people. "We cannot prevent a natural calamity. However, after the calamity we are working roundthe-clock in rescue and relief operations...the jawans are working hard under difficult conditions....it is not like sitting in airconditioned room and writing for newspapers," the finance minister said.

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday flagged off trucks carrying relief materials to calamity-hit Uttarakhand. Trucks carried food articles, medicines, clothes and blankets for the flood-affected people. Most parts of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand witnessed overcast skies and the Weather Office has forecast heavy rain. Apparently referring to reports that the lack of coordination was hampering relief operations in the disaster hit regions of Uttarakhand, he asked the media

not to underestimate the efforts of jawans. "We are working to rescue all the people stranded there," he said. PTI

HEALTH

Chicken, fish may stave off colon cancer in teens NEW YORK: Teens who eat more chicken and fish may lower their risk of developing colon cancer, a new study has claimed. In a study of nearly 20,000 women, those who ate more chicken during their teen years had lower risks of developing colorectal adenomas, which are benign tumours that may progress into colon cancer. The researchers did not find a direct relationship between red meat intake and adenomas, but the results showed that replacing one serving per day of red meat with one serving of poultry or fish may reduce the risks of rectal and

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advanced adenomas by about 40 per cent, LiveScience reported. "Among different cancers, colorectal cancer is the most influenced by diet. Compared to something like smoking, diet is not a large cancer risk factor, but it does have an impact," said study researcher Dr Katharina Nimptsch. Previous research has found that a diet high in red and processed meat may increase risks of colon cancer. However, earlier studies have investigated diet during adulthood, rather than focusing on what people eat earlier in life, and their future cancer risk. "Colorectal carcinogenesis is a long process that can take several decades, and the initial steps of carcinogenesis may occur at young ages," researchers wrote in the new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. In the study, women ages 34 to 51 answered questions about their diet during high school. Over the following 10 years, 1,494 of the women were diagnosed with colorectal adenomas. Of these adenomas, 305 were in an advanced stage. "Our findings do not suggest an association between red meat intake during adolescence and colorectal adenomas later in life, but higher poultry intake during this time was associated with a lower risk of colorectal adenomas," researchers said. PTI

VADODARA: Producer of the Gujarati play Aa NaMo Bahu Nade Chhey (This NaMo creates obstacles) today claimed that the state cultural department asked him to change the title, apparently because NaMo is a popular acronym for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. "We were forced to change original title of this play in Gujarat, after certification authorities of the Cultural Department of Gujarat government took objection, saying under no circumstances they would grant permission to stage it," alleged Sanjay Goradiya, the producer. The play is "a political satire", he said. To avert controversy, the title was then changed to Aa Namo Nadta Nathi (this NaMo does not create any problem). "We have changed the title only for Gujarat," Goradiya said, adding that elsewhere in

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the country the play would be staged under the original title. He also clarified that he did not have any problem with the renaming because "it does not make any change to script. We will not change the original title elsewhere... It has been receiving overwhelming response in Maharashtra where we have staged more than 75 shows starting from February." PTI


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Baby rescued from drain in Spain MADRID: A Spanish woman has been arrested for attempted murder after her two-day old baby was discovered inside a building’s drains in Alicante and painstakingly rescued by firefighters, police said Sunday. “A neighbour alerted the fire service that they could hear meowing coming from a waste water pipe, thinking that it was a cat that had become trapped,” police in Alicante, eastern Spain, said in a statement.

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However the firefighters and police discovered instead “the cries of a new born-baby and immediately proceeded to dislodge and save the child... who still had the umbilical cord attached”, the police said. The baby, a boy weighing 2.1 kilograms (four pounds 10 ounces), was taken to a local hos-

The child was trapped in the pipe for 40 hours. After saving the boy, police arrested a 26-yearold woman, who lives in the building, for attempted murder. She said she did not want the baby.

pital in serious condition, “with a fractured forearm and other injuries, but his life is not in danger,” the statement said. It is believed that the child was trapped in the pipe for 40 hours. After saving the boy, police arrested a 26-year-old woman, who lives in the building, for attempted murder. She had been admitted to hospital “after saying that she had carried out an abortion at home”, police said.

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‘Enough is enough!’

Many are frustrated that, after years of under-investment in infrastructure, billions of dollars are being spent on next year’s World Cup. CHRISTOPHE SIMON/ AFP

CHRIS WRIGHT Agence France-Presse RIO DE JANEIRO: A new wave of street protests swept Brazil on Sunday amid mounting popular support for demands for wide-ranging institutional reform and investment in crumbling public services. Many are frustrated that, after years of under-investment in Brazil’s sagging infrastructure, billions of dollars are being poured into ensuring next year’s World Cup is a tourist extravaganza. Brazilians mostly still want the country to host the competition for the first time since 1950 — but not at the expense of living standards, something protesters say politicians do not care about. Some 2,000 people marched along the promenade of Rio de Janeiro’s world famous Copacabana beach. “I don’t think this is like Egypt or Libya or Tunisia — we are not at war with each other. But enough is enough,” Anderson Luis Rosa, a 31-year-

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old teacher, told AFP. “I have my Guy Fawkes mask with me,” he beamed, displaying one of the plastic masks that have come to symbolize youth protest worldwide since the Occupy Wall Street marches in the United States. “But no, we don’t want to burn down parliament,” he said, insisting that the marchers

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want peaceful but concrete reform, not to blow up parliament as the 17th century British rebel Fawkes had planned. Most protesters were not convinced by Friday’s pledge from President Dilma Rousseff

rotesters were not convinced by Friday’s pledge from President Dilma Rousseff to improve shoddy public services and fight harder against rampant corruption — the main grudges of the street protesters.

to improve shoddy public services and fight harder against rampant corruption — the main grudges of the street protesters. “Dilma is finished, we don’t trust any politician,” added Liliana Romeiro, a pensioner. A poll published Saturday by the Ibope polling agency showed three quarters of Brazilians back the protests, with 77 percent citing the high cost of using public transport as the key reason for their dissatisfaction. But two-thirds were still in favor of hosting the World Cup, despite the huge bill to the country, estimated at $15 billion. Some protesters have slammed world football body FIFA, saying it has dictated the pace of World Cup investment.

Newborn girl killed by mother Mohd SUBHAN mohd.s@postnoon.com HYDERABAD: Abject ignorance about biological facts has led to another cruel murder of a girl child. The mother, booted out by her husband and in-laws for delivering a female baby for the second time, was left with no choice but to strangle her newborn on the hospital premises a few days ago. Now she stands in the dock while the husband and his parents, who are believed to have driven her to this state, are free. Charminar police, who have been investigating the suspicious death of a baby girl so soon after birth, found out that the newborn baby belonged to one Alimelu, a 30-year-old resident AROUND THE

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of Ghatkaiser mandal in Ranga Reddy district. Alimelu had delivered the baby on June 19 at a government hospital in Old City. It is alleged that the baby, a healthy one, was feeding when it suddenly died. Suspicious hospital staff informed the Charminar police who made inquiries and found that the baby died of suffocation. The mother, when questioned, broke down and admitted to the murder. According to inspector S Mohan Kumar, Alimelu was married to one Mallesh, a native of Kalwakurthy in Mahbubnagar district, for 14 years. Six years ago, she had delivered a baby girl and her inlaws did not like it. When she became pregnant for the second time, her husband “warned her not to deliver a baby girl”. But this time too the child was a girl and her husband and in-laws reportedly told her not to come home with the girl.

WORLD BRIEFS 6 Lebanon troops die in 10 killed as rebels clash with Sunni radicals attack Damascus

Egypt Shiites killed by mob near Cairo

Tropical storm Barry kills three in Mexico

Uruguay voters scuttle referendum on abortion

BEIRUT: Six Lebanese soldiers were killed on Sunday in clashes with supporters of a radical Sunni Muslim sheikh opposed to the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah, an army statement said. An armed group loyal to Sheikh Ahmad alAssir attacked, for no reason, a Lebanese army checkpoint in the village of Abra.

CAIRO: Four Egyptian Shiite Muslims were killed on Sunday when they were attacked by a hostile mob in a village in Giza province near the capital, police said. A house where the Shiites were meeting was surrounded by residents who told them to get out. When they refused, the crowd stormed the building and killed four Shiites.

MEXICO CITY: An eight-yearold child and his mother were killed in southern Mexico after being swept away in a river during Tropical Storm Barry, bringing the death toll from the storm to three. “After more than 24 hours, we were able to rescue the bodies of a woman and her child,” Oaxaca Civil Protection director Manuel Maza Sanchez said.

MONTEVIDOE: tA national vote on whether to call a referendum to repeal Uruguay’s law legalizing abortion failed to garner enough support. With more than 95 percent of precincts counted, just 8.65 percent of the total eligible to vote, or 226,653 people, were in favor of holding the mooted referendum, the electoral court reported

DAMASCUS: Rebel attacks in and around Damascus killed at least 10 people on Sunday, as French President Francois Hollande urged the mainstream opposition to “retake” areas that have fallen into extremist hands. Sources said a total of 14 people died in three bombings that hit two police stations and a central area in Damascus.


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RUPEE FREEFALL EFFECT

Thrashing foreign dreams AMY ROSE THOMAS amyrose.t@postnoon.com

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ith the rupee hitting an all-time-low, Indian tourists planning their vacations abroad are faced with a dilemma. There are some who are post-ponding their holidays to foreign countries while others are opting for Indian locations as opposed to travelling abroad. “We have received many calls for cancellations this

month. It doesn’t come as a surprise since travelling abroad during this time can burn a big hole in your pocket,” an employee at Thomas Cook says. The current exchange rate of pound has gone to `92/ pound from `82/ pound in January making European countries almost inaccessible for Indian tourists. Anel Kumar is one such who is stuck in the rut. “I have been saving forever to meet my brother who is studying in Scotland. We had agreed

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on meeting this August. But now, I am having second thoughts about the trip. I am sure it will cost a bomb if I travel in August,” Anel says. The value of money going downhill has become a cause for concern not just for the travellers but also for students whose foreign education dreams are threatening to be

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Wallenda walks the Grand talk

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JOE KLAMAR Agence France-Presse LITTLE COLORADO RIVER: US daredevil Nik Wallenda became the first man to cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope Sunday, completing his latest recordbreaking feat in just under 23 minutes. The 34-year-old, who walked across the Niagara Falls last year, prayed repeatedly as he crossed a tributary gorge of the US landmark on a high wire some 1,500 feet (457 meters) above the Little Colorado River. Wind gusts were higher than expected, and he twice crouched down on the wire. “Those winds (were) so unpredictable ... just

thrashed. Vinita Krishna, a medical student who has applied for a US visa, is however optimistic. “I am not backing out from this now. I am hoping this situation will prove beneficial when I get a job in the US. It will be more easier for me to pay off the loan,” she says. The only silver lining here is that the tourism industry is bound to experience a bloom and in the coming months country will see hordes of tourists visiting from across the world.

out of the blue there would be a 35 miles (56 kilometers) an hour gust,” he said. “My arms are aching like you couldn’t believe,” he added, hugging his wife and children after the nerve-wrack-

ing walk over the stunning gorge in eastern Arizona, broadcast live around the world. Organizers said he took 22 minutes and 54 seconds to cross the 1,400 feet (426 meters) — faster than anticipated — giving a thumbs up and half-running the last several yards to reach the other side. Wallenda has been planning the walk for about four years, homing in on a remote location at the eastern end of the mighty geological chasm, on land operated by Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation. He began final training in Florida weeks ago, boosting stamina by walking repeatedly along a 1,000-foot long rope and using wind

machines to simulate gusts of up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) an hour. Wallenda had planned to be able to take questions from journalists live while on the high wire, but it became clear within a few minutes of the start that winds were too high. “That’s a view there buddy. Praise God, this is awesome,” he said, as he stepped out into the void. “Thank you Jesus for this beautiful view,” he added. “Praise you Jesus, how I love you,” he said repeatedly, adding that there was “a lot of wind.” “Winds are way worse than I expected,” he said about six minutes into the walk, in comments broadcast live by the Discovery Channel in 219 countries around the world. His father was in constant live radio link with him, although for the first five minutes the conversation consisted largely of Wallenda asking Jesus and God to help him, and to calm the winds. “Thank you for calming that cable, Lord,” he said at one point. He first crouched down before the half-way point, explaining afterwards he needed to stabilise the cable, and himself.

Particles affect hurricane frequency PARIS: Higher levels of air pollution reduced the frequency of North Atlantic hurricanes and other tropical storms for most of the 20th century, a study said Sunday. Adding to evidence for mankind’s impact on the weather system, the probe found a link between these powerful storms and aerosols, the scientific term for specks of matter suspended in a gas. AROUND THE

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Aerosols can occur in natural form — as dusty volcanic plumes, clouds or fog — but are also man-made, such as sooty particles from burning coal or oil. The study focused on particles from North America and Europe that were generated mainly from burning fossil fuels. Researchers from the UK Met Office created simulations covering the period 1860 to 2050. They found that tropical storms were much less frequent during periods when emissions of man-made aerosols increased over the North Atlantic. “Increases in anthropogenic emissions (particularly of aerosols) through most of the last century is found to have reduced hurricane activity,” co-author Ben Booth told AFP.


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Electric Avenue he monsoon is in full swing, but GHMC officials are yet to take note of the naked wires, leaning electricity poles and faulty transformers across the City. Rain and electricity do not go well together, and civic officials need to act fast before citizens come to harm.

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THE SPY WHO FLED INTO THE COLD

Bungling US allows ‘spy’ to get closer to safety Edward Snowden’s globetrotting escape has compounded the crisis for Washington unleashed by his leaks about its global spying and hacking operations, and threatens to strain US relations with both Moscow and Beijing. STUART WILLIAMS & ANNA MALPAS feedback@postnoon.com MOSCOW: Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden arrived in Russia Sunday on his way to Ecuador, hoping to win asylum and evade arrest after leaking sensational details of secret US surveillance programmes. Snowden’s globe-trotting escape has compounded the crisis for Washington unleashed by his leaks about its global spying and hacking operations, and threatens to strain US relations with both Moscow and Beijing. Snowden, the target of a US arrest warrant issued Friday after the IT contractor leaked details of the programmes to the media, arrived in Moscow on a direct flight from Hong Kong and was expected to head to Ecuador via Cuba. The US government called Hong Kong’s decision to allow the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor to travel “troubling,” as the State Department revoked his passport and ordered other countries to keep him from traveling. Snowden, 30, landed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on a scheduled Aeroflot flight at

A journalist shows to a passenger a picture of former US spy Edward Snowden on a tablet, at the arrival gate of the Moscow Sheremetevo airport. AFP/VASILY MAXIMOV

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he White House said it expected cooperation from Russia on returning fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden back to the United States to face espionage charges. “Given our intensified cooperation and our history of working with Russia on law enforcement matters we expect the Russian government to look at all options available to expel Mr Snowden back to the US to face justice for [his] crimes.

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he Hong Kong government said that while US authorities issued a provisional arrest warrant against Snowden, the documents “did not fully comply with the legal requirements under Hong Kong law”. Hong Kong’s government asked the US for more information, but before that happened there was no legal reason to stop Snowden leaving.

1305 GMT, an AFP correspondent at the airport said. He did not emerge into the main terminal area, where crowds of journalists quizzed his jet-lagged and bewildered fellow passengers about whether they had seen the Snowden on the flight. An airport source told Interfax that “transit passenger” Snowden was still at the airport. “He would not be able to leave the airport even in a diplomatic car — he has neither a standard nor a diplomatic visa,” the official said. AFP correspondents earlier saw an Ecuadoran flagged diplo-

matic car at VIP arrivals. The Ecuadoran ambassador to Moscow was reportedly at the airport to meet Snowden. Airport officials said Snowden would spend the night in the Vozdushny Express “capsule hotel” inside the departures area ahead of his next flight. Russian media reports cited sources within Aeroflot as saying he would fly onwards to Cuba on Monday. The SU 150 flight to Havana leaves at 1005 GMT. Snowden’s latest interview on Sunday contained new revelations about US cyber-espionage against Chinese targets, drawing a stinging response

Putin always seems ager to put a finger in the eye of the United States, whether it is Syria, Iran and now of course with Snowden. Chuck Schumer Democratic senator from China’s official news agency Xinhua, which branded Washington a spy “villain”. In the latest revelations in the South China Morning Post, Snowden said the NSA was hacking Chinese mobile phone companies to gather data from millions of text messages.

China’s hand A Hong Kong legislator revealed he had acted as Edward Snowden’s lawyer, and said he suspected Beijing orchestrated the former CIA agent’s departure which allowed him to evade the grasp of US authorities. Snowden arrived in Moscow on Sunday and is expected to head for asylum in Ecuador, in a dramatic flight after Washington charged him.


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HANDY ANDROGYNY

She sets the men’s New frontier for ramp on fire cybersecurity: Your body HELEN ROWE Agence France-Presse

Malicious actors can gain access to devices ranging from pacemakers to insulin pumps, with potentially fatal results. Security specialist Jay Radcliffe, who is diabetic, demonstrated in 2011 the potential to hack into an insulin pump to change dosage levels.

ROB LEVER Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON: So far, the idea of hacking into medical devices has been limited to fiction and hacker demonstrations. But US regulators and security experts say the threat is real: malicious actors can gain access to devices ranging from pacemakers to insulin pumps, with potentially fatal results. The US Food and Drug Administration this month warned manufacturers to step up their vigilance, saying it has learned of “cybersecurity vulner-

abilities and incidents that could directly impact medical devices or hospital network operations.” Officials say they know of no deliberate hacking of medical devices. But on the television drama Homeland, the vice president of the United States is assassinated by hackers who gain access to his pacemaker and deliver a fatal electric shock. “The good news is that we are not aware of any incidents in the real world. But the bad news there is no science behind looking for it,” said Kevin Fu, a University of Michigan professor of computer science specializing

The Homeland warning: On the television drama Homeland, the vice president of the United States is assassinated by hackers who gain access to his pacemaker and deliver a fatal electric shock.

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in health security. “It takes just a blink of the eye for malware to get in.” Fu co-authored a 2008 research paper highlighting the risks of implantable devices like cardiac defibrillators, which could be reprogrammed by hackers who get into system’s wireless network. “Malware will often slow down a computer, and when you slow down a medical device it no longer gives the integrity needed to perform as it should.” Barnaby Jack at the security firm IOActive, said the “Homeland” scenario was “fairly realistic,” and that he would demonstrate a similar attack at an upcoming hacker gathering. “In ‘Homeland,’ they required a serial number, my demonstration doesn’t,” he said. Jack has been researching implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators from a major manufacturer, and found the devices “to be particularly vulnerable.” He said that from a range of 10 to 15 meters (30 to 50 feet) “I can retrieve the credentials needed to interrogate the individual implants remotely.”

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PARIS: In a quiet Paris street, model Tamy Glauser, with a shaven head since chopping off her “pretty” long locks six years ago, offers an impromptu demonstration of two very different catwalk techniques. First, her arms swinging and body rocking slightly from side to side, she strides along jauntily looking every inch the latest in skinny, edgy, male fashion. Then, with nothing more than a haughty toss of her bare head, shoulders back, hips forward, eyes smouldering, she is suddenly feline and super-feminine. At 28, Glauser would once have been regarded as past it by the modelling industry. But only a year after she left her job on the door of a Geneva nightclub, the Swiss model has a string of shows under her belt and a contract with top modelling agency

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Ford Models Europe. With her boyish looks, Glauser is the latest recruit to a small group of female models who not only sport an androgynous look but have also found themselves in demand on the men’s catwalk. Casey Legler, Saskia de Brauw, Jenny Shimizu and Ashleigh Good are among the models who have led the way in what Glauser says feels like a small “movement”. “I don’t think about androgyny,” she said. “I think that right now beauty is a lot to do with personality. I think simply beautiful is still beautiful, but it’s sort of boring,” she said. A year ago, Glauser, a former Swiss national team swimmer, was preparing to move to Berlin to give university one last go after dropping out twice. A friend there, who worked as a booker at an agency, suggested she do some modelling to help pay the bills. However, when the agency sent out her photograph, instead of a few part-time assignments, Glauser found herself snapped up by Ford. Within months she was on the Paris catwalks for top designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier and modelling men’s clothes for Givenchy.

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JUSTICE DENIED IS JUSTICE DELAYED

Victims of the system Anthony Graves was wrongly accused of murder and spent more than two years in prison as his case was tried, before then languishing for another 16 on death row.

CHANTAL VALERY Agence France-Presse HOUSTON: He spent 16 years on death row in a US jail, narrowly escaping two dates set for execution. Now Anthony Graves is one of about 140 people who walked free after being cleared of any crime. His case is a beacon for activists seeking to ban capital punishment, which was reinstated in the United States in 1976. Since then more than 1,300 people have been executed, but 142 have been exonerated by the courts. Graves was number 138. “How do you compensate a man you took so much from and that you can never replace," says Graves. He was wrongly accused of murder and spent more than two years in prison as his case

was tried, before then languishing for another 16 on death row. “They took 18 years of my life, that they can never give me back. They still owe me my opportunity to raise my children, they stole my opportunity to make free choices," he said. Since he walked out of the prison gates in October 2010, this father of three boys says he AROUND THE

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Since then more than 1,300 people have been executed, but 142 have been exonerated by the courts. Graves was number 138.

has learned to appreciate the small things in life. “What a blessing to open your eyes every morning, see the sun rise," he tells AFP. He had been sentenced to die in 1994, accused of multiple murders. He was convicted after being named as an accomplice by another suspect and because the prosecution maintained the crimes could not have been carried out by one person acting alone. Six years later in 2000, the killer Robert Carter confessed just weeks before his own execution to having lied that Graves was his accomplice. But despite the 11th-hour confession, Graves remained behind bars for another 10 years in the notorious jail in Livingston, Texas — the state which on Wednesday is set to carry out its 500th execution

since 1976. “The worst place you could imagine, like a hell-to-be, 24/7, 18-and-a-half years, every day, you can feel chaos, sadness and grief, that’s death row." Three hundred people went to their deaths during his enforced sojourn. “Texas executes a lot. I was there for 300 executions. I knew most of the guys. We became like family," he says. Forensic science paved way for reforms “After months of investigation and talking to every witness who’s ever been involved in this case, and people who’ve never been talked to before, after looking under every rock we could find, we found not one piece of credible evidence that links Anthony Graves to the commission of this capital murder," said special prosecutor Kelly Siegler.

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AHMEDABAD: The proposal to enhance maritime security off Gujarat coast seems to have hit a stumbling block as the Centre and state port regulator have differences over the technology proposed for improving coastal surveillance. While the Centre has proposed to install automatic identification system (AIS) transponders and distress alarm transmitter system (DATS) in fishing trawlers, the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) wants satellitebased tracking system. Fishing trawlers often tend to cross the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in lure of expensive fish, only to be trapped by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, and at times are target of terror groups. PTI

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Congress hopes for a speedy T decision Many senior leaders who are camping in Delhi are going around meeting whichever central leaders are available to get the latest on T, as rumours are doing rounds that a decision on T is imminent. HYDERABAD: Reports from Delhi point out that the hardpressed UPA government is likely to make its Telangana stance clear possibly today or by the end of this month. It has generated a flutter among the Telangana Congress leaders and ministers in the State. Most of the senior Congress leaders from the region are now camping in New Delhi. Many are going around meeting whichever central leaders are available to get the latest on T. Everybody believes that a decision either on statehood or a package for Telangana is imminent. “Two kinds of theories are doing the rounds here. While a

While some leaders are saying the high command would give its consent to the creation of a Telangana state, some say a special package would be announced for the development of Telangana. K Yadava Reddy Senior Congress leader

section of party leaders are saying that the party high command would give its consent for the creation of separate Telangana state, the other say that a special package would be announced for the development of Telangana region," senior Congress leader and party MLC K Yadava Reddy told Postnoon on phone from New Delhi this morning. “But what is sure is that a decision is expected any moment.” Yadava hoped that the party high command would announce the creation of separate Telangana state by keeping in mind the aspirations of four and half crore Telangana people. Another senior Congress leader

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Dr P Shankar Rao was also positive that something will come up soon. Dr Rao said that no Congress leader would contest from the Telangana region if the party high command did announce the decision of creating Telangana state.

BRACE UP FOR PUBLIC MEETING Congress leaders from Telangana are to hold a massive public meeting at Nizam College

Grounds on June 30 this month even as the high command is inching towards taking final a decision on Telangana. The meeting is being held to show the strength of T-Congress leaders including cabinet ministers. Senior-most cabinet minister K Jana Reddy is the architect of the proposed meeting. “The public meeting is being held in the backdrop of many developments. One of the reasons is that our rival party leaders especially from TRS are levelling baseless allegations against us on T issue,” V Sunitha Lakshma Reddy, minister for women development and child welfare said.


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Business

SAUDI ADOPTS FRIDAY-SATURDAY WEEKEND

Oil powerhouse Saudi Arabia is switching its weekend to FridaySaturday to better serve its economy and “international commitments,” the official SPA news agency reported on Sunday quoting a royal decree.

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The Japanese aviation industry is notorious for high landing fees and fuel taxes, in a market that was controlled for decades by JAL and ANA. TOKYO: Japan’s budget airlines have flown into turbulence with AirAsia’s local carrier in danger of being grounded, but analysts say the popularity of discount flying should keep the fledgling sector in the sky. Earlier this month, Malaysia-based AirAsia warned it might pull the plug on its partnership with All Nippon Airways, citing management tensions. While details of the dispute remain unclear, AirAsia, the region’s dominant budget carrier, said its Japanese business was “facing some challenges attributed to a difference of opinion in management, most critically on the points of how to operate a low cost business and operating from Narita” airport. It added that AirAsia Japan was suffering from an “inability to manage costs”. A key constraint on the country’s budget carriers is that they have been shut out of Haneda airport, just a short train ride from downtown Tokyo and the staging point

for the most profitable domestic routes, which are controlled by ANA and rival Japan Airlines. Flying out of Narita requires a one-hour train ride from the city centre, a long-standing headache for travellers including passengers with AirAsia Japan and Jetstar Japan, a joint venture between JAL and Australia’s Qantas. The Japanese aviation industry has long been notorious for sky-high landing fees and fuel taxes, in a market that was controlled for decades by JAL and ANA, the country’s two dominant carriers. Japanese travellers have become used to paying high fares, unlike flyers in other markets such as North America and Europe who could opt for heavily discounted rates on low-cost carriers such as Southwest Airlines or Ryanair. A Japanese no-frills carrier, Skymark Airlines, has struggled to offer the kind of heavily discounted fares seen overseas due to high operating costs. But a trio of new entrants

Dreamliner diverted due to brake problem

LOS ANGELES: A Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet was “returned to base” on Sunday because of a problem with its brakes, a Boeing spokeswoman said, adding the landing was uneventful. “It was leaving Houston to go to Denver and it went back to base,” Yvonne Leach told AFP of the United flight. The fleet of Dreamliners was grounded earlier this year when problems were discovered with its battery systems. have jumped into the market over the past couple of years, hoping to cash in on increases in airport capacity and steal away customers from both regional rivals and the dominant carriers, as well as another popular travel option in Japan: bullet trains. A third new entrant, Peach Aviation — jointly owned by First Eastern Aviation of Hong

Kong, ANA, and a Japanese investment fund — announced its two-millionth passenger in May. AirAsia Japan, however, is in trouble less than two years after it got off the ground. The budget giant said it wanted to stay in the Japanese market and “would not rule out any options to make this happen, including dissolution of the joint venture”. A report in Japan’s Nikkei business daily said AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes reached an agreement on the dissolution after discussions with senior ANA officials. For its part, ANA said that “nothing has been decided”, but vowed to continue flying a low-cost carrier out of Narita no matter what happens. Some observers see AirAsia partnering with another firm, possibly outside the aviation industry, with ANA merging its discount carrier service into its other venture Peach, which flies out of the smaller city of Osaka.

The Centre has nominated Harshavardhan Madabhushi, 53, as Officer-Employee Director on the Board of Directors of State Bank of Hyderabad for a period of three years. Harshavardhan is a commerce graduate and also a Certified Associate member of Indian Institute of Bankers. He joined bank as cashier/clerk in 1980 at Devarakonda branch. He was promoted as trainee officer in the year 1988 and presently holds the position of chief manager at the head office. He is also the general secretary of SBH Officers Association and Associate Banks’ Officers Association.

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Japan budget airlines fly into turbulence

STARBUCKS PAYS UK TAX LONDON: US-based coffee giant Starbucks said Sunday it had paid £5 million in British corporation tax and will pay another £15 million by next year after facing a backlash from lawmakers and customers over non-payment. The moved comes despite Starbucks claiming that it remained unprofitable in Britain, and that it was looking at closing its struggling stores in the country. Corporation tax is levied on a company’s profits and currently stands at a rate of 23 per cent in Britain. The announcement comes after leaders of the G8 major economies last week struck a deal to fight corporate tax avoidance.

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Comment Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith American economist

Ancient Asian art of origami gains following MARIANO ANDRADE Agence France-Presse

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undreds gathered in New York over the weekend for a convention celebrating origami, the ancient Asian art of paper folding, as the craft gains increasing recognition as serious art in the West. Animals, shapes, landscapes and spaceships constructed with astonishing intricacy were on display at OrigamiUSA, all fashioned entirely from uncut paper squares and without a drop of glue. "We say the universe is flat and is contained in a square piece of paper. With paper you can do everything: the limit is the imagination," explained Jorge Pardo, a self-taught origami artist. Pardo, a special guest at the convention, is the director of the Zaragoza School Origami Museum, which will open in December in northern Spain, where the West's oldest origami association was founded six decades ago. It will be Europe's first museum dedicated to the art. A recent test run with temporary exhibits boasted 60,000 visitors over three months, said Pardo, who specializes in "modulars," such as his "flexball": a hollow sphere with openings created using several sheets of paper formed into different geometric figures. The museum plans to feature works by current masters including Satoshi Kamiya of Japan, Robert Lang and Bernie Payton of the United States, and Dinh Giang of Vietnam — many of whose works were on display in New York.

HIGH-FLYING THOUGHTS

We hope that the Telugu Desam Party Chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s visit to flood-hit Uttarakhand is not a political gimmick. We agree there is poor co-ordination between agencies involved in relief measures. Sir, also spend your efforts on non-AP victims.

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ne of the modern tragedies has been the total absence of a law demanding minimum qualifications to the law makers or the elected representative. It is not the educational qualification I mean but the basic understanding of a society, changes wrought in by the passage of time and the contemporary issues of life and living. Even sadder still is the vacuum of any training plan for the elected leaders who are to decide the fate of over a 1.30 billion people of this vast country. The absence of any demand on the ‘rulers’ is telling. Look around. Most of our ills we face today can be attributed to the illiteracy of the rulers who do not bother to study human history, its movements, techno-led social revolutions and what lie ahead. They go around splashing and playing like kids in pond and make fun of those who caution them. And, being ignorant of any deeper meaning of life and devoid of a philosophy, they fall prey to temptations and corruption. And, look how the collective wisdom of these worthies has been making mincemeat of the country and its administration. Can the ordinary working man of this country be rest assured that his life is in safe hands? Is there any institution that can

boast of integrity, devoid of nepotism and the rule of money and muscle power? At least the Defence establishments used to be, but no longer. Any vestige of honesty is left only in some private institutions where nepotism or corruption in their operations is the least or virtually absent. I wonder at the illiteracy of the majority of our politicians and the Babudom. Do they understand that cities are growing in spite of them and cities are receiving huge populations of displaced rural people? The way these ‘rulers’ go about grabbing farm lands under eulogistic terms such as ‘development or special economic zones’ is leading to shrinkage in arable land which could lead to food crisis in near future. It is not waywardness of weather alone that leads of paucity, it is the marked shrinkage of land under cultivation that makes prices jump. Do they, again, understand that the country must try to gain an elite stage where all sorts of subsidies currently given to pollution generating industrial-era units are to be withdrawn? Instead of putting more and more weight on common man via VAT, the rulers if they had knowledge would have understood that the environmentkilling industrial units ought to be slapped with a pollution tax. Instead, today you could bribe the Pollution Control Board and get a certificate like you get a vehicle pollution certification for Rs.50. and go on spreading toxic elements around, killing unwary people. Today you

could produce the modern curse called plastic bags and pocket big profits without a care for the consequence. How can they care when their needs are taken care of by big plastic manufacturers? A sign of a country’s backwardness is when its roads face gridlock during peak hours— morning and evening. Every Indian city faces it. Do these worthies who sit and disturb parliaments/Assembly/ municipal bodies ever care to put their heads together and find out how we can free roads from rape? Flexitime in production units, removing encroachments, putting to use the services of retired and the students can all lead to a civilized behaviour on roads. Also, if the rulers ever have read and understand world movements, they would have realised that every city has a limit in its assimilation capaci-

ty of both people and vehicles. In our set up today, even illegal migrants from across the border are housed and fed. Who cares? Knee-jerk reactions, populists measures aimed at appeasing some community are the highlights of the day. Listen to Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad wisdom the other day, proclaiming that the govt will pay for the pregnant women! (As if this country is facing a fearful downfall in births!) Tailend: A classic instance of the limit of ludicrous mediocrity of MLAs was the one involving a Kerala legislator and a minister of the ‘early seventies. When an opposition MLA was lamenting the denudation of forests leading to failure of monsoon, the minister was on his feet asking in earnest how come it rains in Arabian Sea where there is not a single tree?

EDITORIALS MYSTERIOUS FREEMASONS

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reemasonry is now an open secret. The Freemasons of Hyderabad conducting a three-day exhibition highlighting the ‘Masonic activities’ and ‘Origins of Freemasonry’ at the Goshamahal Baradari Masonic Building is good news for those curious of this intriguing group. Despite claims of being the world’s oldest secular fraternal societies, the Freemasons are one of the most secretive groups in the world, having existed for centuries. The likes of Socrates, Henry Ford, Swami Vivekananda, C Rajagopalachari, Sir Salarjung and Ashok Gajapathi Raju have been Freemasons. The Freemasons have remained closed in India for over two centuries. Despite having six million members around the world, the group is known for many secretive acts like not testifying truthfully against each other, secret passwords, rituals involving a noose, secret handshake, obsession with the sun, exclusion of atheists and key roles like space exploration. For an organisation that claims to make good men better, it’s surprising how such a heterogeneous group is still able to maintain secrets. Let mystery liberalise further.

READERS’ VIEWS

EMPLOYABLE ENGINEERS

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tudents in AP will have to improve their employability skills to get into good jobs. Only 30 per cent of the State’s 1.50lakh engineering graduates are recruited every year from the top 50 of the total 700 engineering colleges here. If these fresh graduates do not hone their job skills and look beyond the classroom, they will end up in teaching, State government jobs like revenue assistant or non-engineering fields like BPOs. Improving the quality of teachers in engineering colleges will improve the scenario.

We invite you to write to us comments, suggestions, viewpoint or just about anything to feedback@postnoon.com or #1246, Level 3, Jubilee Casa, Road No 62, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad – 500 033 or even by way of a call on 4067 2222. Editor: Dean Williams


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campus

THE BICYCLE PROJECT

A sale of topnotch photographs including prize-winning ones, compiled by Rohan Pamnani and Rohan Reddy is on. Proceeds from this sale will be utilized to fund bicycles for school-going rural children. Where: Iconart Gallery, Banjara Hills; When: Till June 24, 11.30 am to 7 pm; Contact: Swathi Kumar Ph No 9849024217

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THE ART ATTACK

Aakar Art Academy will conduct drawing and painting classes for adults and kids during the weekends at Just Books, Jubilee Hills. When: Fridays, 4 pm to 5.30 pm Saturdays, 10 am to 11.30 am

MUM'S THE WORD

Indian Mime Academy is holding workshops for amateurs at Lamakaan and the best performers will be recruited into the academy. AMY ROSE THOMAS amyrose.t@postnoon.com

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ndian Mime Academy, which churns out hundreds of mime artistes both children and adults, is recruiting. Workshops are being held at Lamakaan where the best of the performers will be made part of the niche team. Along with performing across the country, the academy also holds mime training workshops for street children and personality development through mime classes in various schools in the City. “As of now, we are seven of us and we are intending to increase the number to 15. We are looking for people between the age group of 18 and 45. In order to excel in mime, one needs to be flexible so those who have learnt a dance form and have theatre experience can make a mark,” says Pallavi Varma, who was a Kathak dance and theatre performer before she ventured into mime. She says it’s only been 18 months since she started performing mime. “Mime is the mother of all art forms; in fact it is the essence

and the root of all expressions of art forms,” says the founder of the academy, Madhusudan Arusam, who is popularly known as Mime Madhu. “While learning other art forms, one is subconsciously also learning different facets of mime. A classical dancer can perform mime well too,” he says. Madhu says that he started the academy because he did not want students to struggle the way he did 23 years ago when he decided to master this art. “There weren’t many teachers available from whom I could learn mime. I wanted a change in this scenario,” he says. Apart from those who desire to learn the art, there are those who join these workshops to improve their leadership qualities. “I had a software engineer joining the workshop few days ago. He said he wanted to learn to be more assertive and improve his body language. Learning this art can bring about many changes in your personal life. Even in schools in the City, we hold workshops for kids where they can improve their personality through mime,” he says.

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEEK

Bath

Indian School of Business (ISB) is one of the premier B-schools in the country. Located in Gachibowli, the school places emphasis on entrepreneurship and is known for its short-time courses as well as full-fledged programmes. The school has tie-ups with renowned schools like the Wharton School and London Business School. The current dean is Ajit Rangnekar.

TRENDING...

The Alliance Française of Hyderabad is presenting “Through Their Eyes” , an endeavor to capture reality through the eyes of the children of Sphoorti (an NGO, founded in 2006, actively involved in the upliftment of the underprivileged children). These children have been undergoing training in photography, videography and dance that have eventually opened a new dimension in their lives. Where: Alliance Francaise, Banjara Hills When: On till June 25, 11 am Contact: 2355-4485 / 86


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spotlight

SING ALONG

If you love music of the 80s and 90s, then 10 Downing Street is the place to be. The pub is hosting Vintage Monday tonight.

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Foam dance party hosted by Puru and Shalini Modnai at Alankrita Resort & Spa turned out to be a huge hit. Guests were seen having a blast at the do. 6

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MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

health

‘GOOD’ BACTERIA CAN BATTLE ‘BAD’ BACTERIA Two antibiotic-resistant ocular pathogens, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens, were all susceptible to being attacked and killed by at least one of two other bacteria, Micavibrio aeruginosavorus and Bdellovibrio baceriovorus. The latter two bacteria are believed to be “good”, or non-infectious, said a study. PTI

UNDERSTANDING YOUR KIDNEYS: PART I

Regulating life While most of us know the role kidneys play in the urinary system, the homeostatic function of the organ is often overlooked. Kidneys help regulate electrolyte levels, maintain acid-base balance, and regulate blood pressure in humans. 2007 MEDIVISUALS, INC.

n The kidneys reabsorb and

redistribute 99 per cent of the blood volume and only 0.1 per cent becomes urine. n Kidneys account only for

0.5 per cent of a person’s body weight. n The body’s total blood

supply circulates through the kidneys around 12 times an hour.

Filtration, reabsorption, secretion he kidneys receive blood T through the renal arteries. Nearly 20 per cent of the cardiac output comes straight to the fistsized organs. Kidneys filter the blood passing through them for a number of reasons. They removes toxic components like urea and ammonia, which are eventually passed out of the body as urine. They keep the concentration of essential ions, like sodium and potassium, constant. They adjust the acidbase composition of the blood and keep the volume of water in the body at a constant.

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Kidney facts n Kidneys will continue to

perform until they have lost 80 per cent of their function. n If one functional kidney is

missing from birth, the other kidney can grow to reach a size similar to the combined weight of two kidneys. n More than 500 million

persons worldwide — 10 per cent of the adult population — have some form of kidney damage.

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nother often overlooked function of the kidney is hormone secretion. The kidneys secrete a variety of hormones like erythropoi-

ANEWS PP-LYBRIEFS YOURSELF

HOUSECALL

Cody

Addison’s disease

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Addison’s disease (also known as primary adrenal insufficiency or hypoadrenalism) is a rare disorder of the adrenal glands. It affects the production of two hormones — cortisol and aldosterone — which help to regulate blood pressure. At first, the symptoms of Addison’s include general malaise and dehydration. Further symptoms include dizziness, fainting, cramps, exhaustion and increasing skin pigmentation. nhs.uk

etin, which is released when there are low levels of oxygen in the blood. The hormone promotes production of red blood cells. Another important hormone is calcitriol, the activated form of vitamin D, which promotes intestinal absorption of calcium and the renal reabsorption of phosphate.

DID YOU KNOW? Green beans can be good for diabetics Fresh beans contain vitamin A, B-complex vitamins and calcium. Green beans are diuretic and may be used to treat diabetes. They are very rich source of dietary fiber. Beans contain healthy amounts of minerals like iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. mercola.com

PIONEERS Orvan Hess Dr Orvan Hess was a physician noted for his early use of penicillin and the development of the fetal heart monitor. On March 14, 1942, John Bumstead and Hess became the first doctors to successfully treat a patient with penicillin. Hess began working on a fetal heart monitor due to his frustration with the limitations of using a stethoscope on a subject with two heartbeats and undergoing contractions. en.wikipedia.org


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THE PAGE DEDICATED TO WOMEN AND THE ISSUES THEY FACE ACROSS THE GLOBE

VANGUARD OF CHANGE

Put your money on her

Rights of widows

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K Prime Minister David Cameron has been called upon by 46 female Labour MPs to back a campaign to keep a woman on British banknotes, reports The Telegraph. Reformer Elizabeth Fry, the only woman on banknotes other than the queen, is set to be replaced by Winston Churchill some time this year. The MPs are campaigning to ensure she remains put.

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ASA’s new class of astronauts has four women out of the eight picked, and this is being seen as a major step towards gender equality in the maledominated space race. The dearth of women in space programmes across the world has been in the spotlight, especially since this is the 50th year after Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. The four new candidates may get a chance to go on a mission to Mars as well.

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It's very concerning that there are even anecdotal reports that people, particularly women, feel discriminated against when they are caring for young children.

I really do hope that we have a woman president in my lifetime. I think it would send exactly the right historic signal to girls and women, as well as boys and men. Hillary Clinton Ex Secretary of State

Julia Gillard Australian PM

WORKING WOMEN

UNDER ATTACK

Women don’t want to lead large organisations?

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ver a third of women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence, a new study has revealed. Research found 35 per cent of women will be the victim of either intimate or non-partner violence. The study by WHO found that intimate partner violence is the most common type of assault, affecting 30 per cent. The study was done in partnership with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and South African Medical Research Council.

THE WAY FORWARD MADRE

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adre works To advance women’s human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to the crises women face. It support existing women's organisations in the countries it works in, ensuring that skills and resources remain in the community for the long term. It has a presence in countries like Afghanistan, Bolivia, Iraq, Kenya and Palestine.

A photographer takes a picture as pupils of a Japanese high school peep through a hole of the Berlin Wall.

GIVING THEM A SECOND CHANCE

SHILPA RAINA feedback@postnoon.com

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s Chaya, 6, draws a rose on the dull-yellow wall, 10-yearold Raju is busy solving math equations, while Rahil, 14, is quietly filling the water cooler. These may be everyday school activities but what links the trio is that all of them are born to sex workers and their school’s address is GB Road, Delhi’s infamous red-light district. There are no big boards to welcome you to the school, called “Kat-Katha”, or the story of a puppet, as one enters GB Road. What had initially started in 2012 as an initiative to create recreational space for sex workers has now managed to build a “trust relationship” with their children — and is

aiming at redirecting their lives. “It took me a year to build a good relationship with these children. The process is still on because they don’t open up easily. It was important to have that rishta (relationship) first,” Kat-Katha founder Gitanjali Babbar told IANS. “Now, I want to seriously focus on these childrens’ studies so that they can get out of these brothels,” she added. The journey has never been smooth for the 26-year-old, who had to vacate three places in GB Road before she could move to the current address. But she continued to sustain the school, which runs purely on donations from friends and well-wishers. There were times when Babbar had no other option but to teach the children and their mothers in different brothels at

different times. But it was the overwhelming support from brothel owners that kept her going. The area houses 77 brothels, around 3,500 sex workers and 1,500 children. Babbar, who earlier worked as a programme officer with the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), said when she started, some of the children used to make abusive and threatening calls to her. “But times change and they realised that my intentions are honest,” she smiled. “The crime rate is high here. Most of the boys end up becoming pimps and girls get into the flesh trade. It is possible to change the trend,” she added. “For them to move on in life, they have to first move out from here. I am hopeful,” Babbar added. IANS

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new study, conducted by PR firm Zeno Group, found that only 15 per cent of women between the ages of 21 and 33 have the desire to lead a “large or prominent organisation”. The reason? They aren’t willing to make the personal compromises that they perceive female leaders being forced to make. And 90 per cent of women surveyed believe that female executives are forced to make greater sacrifices than male executives, reports The Huffington Post.

ON THE FRONTLINES ROYA TOLOUI

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he is a prominent Kurdish-Iranian journalist, human rights activist and feminist, currently residing in the US. Due to her outspoken criticism of authorities as well as defense of the rights of Kurdish and Iranian women, she was tried in a Revolutionary Court in April 2005 and was accused of endangering national security.


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MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

Entertainment GOING UP

CINE BYTES

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ctress Tammannaah Bhatia, who forayed into Hindi filmdom with Himmatwala, is happy for all the southern actors, including the latest Dhanush, who have come into Bollywood and made a name for themselves. Dhanush, with whom Tammannaah worked in the 2009 Tamil action comedy Padikathavan, is already receiving rave reviews for his Hindi debut Raanjhanaa. “When I see Dhanush, Shruti (Haasan) or Ileana (D’Cruz)... they are all shining, and I feel so happy. They are all my friends and I have met them. It’s really nice to see them doing well and I am very proud of them,” the actress said here at the press conference of the 60th Idea Filmfare Awards 2012 recently. “I really wish them a great career ahead because they are very good actors and very deserving,” added Tammannaah, who made her acting debut in 2005. While Shruti Haasan has Ramaiya Vastavaiya and D-Day in her Bollywood kitty, Ileana D’cruz stepped into Bollywood with the hugely successful Barfi!. She will next be seen in Phata Poster Nikla Hero. Meanwhile, Tammannaah is glad how Indian cinema is becoming global. “It’s not about south films or Hindi films or English films. Now films are being looked at differently. Everybody around the world is exposed to cinema, so we are in a very beautiful phase where an exchange of actors is happening,” she added. As of now, Tammannaah also has two Hindi films in her kitty. One is opposite Akshay Kumar, and another with Saif Ali Khan. IANS

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amil romantic comedy film Raja Rani, starring Arya and Nayanthara, will hit the screens in September. Director Atlee says it is a family entertainer focusing on life after marriage. “My film displays the sweet part of life after marriage. I hope it changes opinions of today's youngsters on the concept of marriage,” said Atlee. IANS

Action 3D has good opening

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llari Naresh’s big budget entertainer Action 3D released last Friday and the movie took in good openings. The tag of being the first real 3D film in Telugu has managed to create some expectations and this has helped revenues. Allari Naresh’s traditional fan base has also added to the openings.

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ara Rohit and Regina will be seen as the lead pair in a new movie titled Shankara. The film is currently nearing the end of production. The audio album will be out soon, said the producer. Tatineni Satya is the director and RVC Prasad is producing the film on Sri Leela Movies banner. Noted producer KS Rama Rao is acting as the presenter.


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Entertainment MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

IN THE PIPELINE

CINE BYTES

No leading lady for

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ilmmaker Abhishek Kapoor, who is set to shoot his next film with actor Sushant Singh Rajput, says the leading lady for the film has not been finalised yet. As per reports, Katrina Kaif was supposed to play the lead in the film opposite Sushant, who plays the protagonist. “It’s a sensitive love story and we are still in the scripting stage. Sushant is playing the lead and nothing else has been finalised,” Kapoor told IANS. The film is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic novel Great Expectations and Sushant’s second movie with the director after the 2013 hit Kai Po Che!. The movie is being produced by Ekta Kapoor and is expected to go on floors by October this year. IANS

Music is my life, I’ll perish without it: Dhanush

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hanush has been lauded for his acting acumen, but he refuses to let go of his work as a singer, composer and lyricist. The actor, who has entered Bollywood with Raanjhanaa, says music is such an important part of his life that he can’t perform without it. The actor has written songs for few Tamil films like Mayakkam Enna, 3, Ethir Neechal and upcoming film Maryan. IANS

Sonakshi Sinha loves her nose ring

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ctress Sonakshi Sinha is one of the few actresses who wears a nose accessory even on screen. She says it is convenient to wear and gives her the “desi” look. Sonakshi had her nose pierced when she was 16. “I have worn a nose ornament right from my first film (Dabangg) and I keep altering from a nose ring to a stud,” she said. IANS

Bipasha uses own fitness DVD for workout

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it and fabulous Bipasha Basu never gives her workout session a miss. So, when she was in Ooty shooting for 3D film Creature and didn’t find the gym facilities satisfactory, her own DVDs came in handy. “In Ooty, the gym is not that great, so the workout DVDs are helping us all!” tweeted the 34-year-old, who has flaunted her perfect curves in movies like Jism. IANS


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Entertainment MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013 CINE BYTES Sarah Gadon joins Amazing Spider-Man 2

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t was recently announced that Shailene Woodley’s Mary Jane Watson had been cut from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the sequel to last summer’s blockbuster reboot. Now Sarah Gadon has revealed to Entertainment Tonight Canada that she is joining the cast of Spider-Man 2, which sparked speculation that she is playing Mary Jane instead of Woodley.

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ctor Johnny Depp surprised his fans at a special advance screening of his film The Lone Ranger in Oklahoma. The 50-year-old stunned members of the American Indian tribal community, Comanche Nation, by showing up at the red carpet event with social activist LaDonna Harris. IANS

Kung fu keeps Scarlett Johansson fit

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ctress Scarlett Johansson stays in shape through martial arts training and eating multiple small meals a day. The 28-year-old has been working hard to get back into shape to play Scarlett Widow in the superhero flick Avengers Assemble, and so, she is resorting to martial arts. IANS

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nna Kendrick is in talks for a coveted role. According to Variety, the Pitch Perfect star, 27, is being considered to play Cinderella in Disney’s upcoming musical, Into the Woods. The actress tweeted about the casting report late Friday, when Looper writer Rian Johnson tweeted Anna the link to the story with the comment, “Congrats! :-) Don’t f**k it up! :-)) Or I’ll murder you!

;-) Literally! :-|” Anna — known for her humorous, witty tweets — replied, “If I f**k it up I’ll do the job for you! :-) I’ll meet you at the Golden Gate Bridge ;-) You bring some rope! haha :-|” If the actress (who has already proven her musical ability in Pitch Perfect and the resulting solo hit, Cups) does sign on for the film, she’ll join an

impressive cast. Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt have inked deals to star in the film, a big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s 1987 Broadway hit, while Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal and more are reportedly in various stages of negotiations. Into the Woods is slated for release in 2014, and will be directed by Rob Marshall (of Chicago fame).


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Chai Time

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult. Fran Lebowitz

KAKURO

QUICK CROSSWORD

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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.

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PREVIOUS PUZZLE ANSWER

SCRIBBLING PAD

1 Exiled Irani 5 ‘Shoo, kitty!’ 9 Jazz genre 14 Use a fruit knife 15 Ceremonial gown for Claudius 16 Grown-up bug 17 Like some movie twins 18 A long way off 19 Bolivian capital 20 Leading by several lengths 23 It may be around a woman's knees 24 Never before and never again 25 Beginner's luck beneficiary 27 NBC's former owner 30 Bee chasers? 32 Young child, affectionately 36 Broadcast's sound portion 38 Horn of a crescent moon 40 Graceful seabird 41 Is in last place 44 Voting group 45 Follow-the-leader player 46 Sail supports 47 Bank named on a credit card 49 Abnormal respiratory sound 51 Wait's partner? 52 Area and scatter 54 A good deal 56 ‘…___ the land of the free’ 59 Needing a photo finish 64 Louisiana backwater 66 Foam at the mouth 67 ‘It's ___ a scratch!’ 68 ‘Shaft’ composer Hayes 69 Emphatically state 70 Egg-shaped 71 Final frame for a bowler 72 Whale herds 73 Use the touch system

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1 Discharge volcanically 2 To be in possession of 3 Seed jacket 4 ‘Greetings!’ 5 Hitting position 6 Joe holder 7 Jelly for germs 8 Predictive deck 9 Upscale eatery 10 Hatchling from a green egg 11 Composer who had 20 children 12 Shrek is one 13 It's not as lovely as a tree 21 Undercover, informally 22 Maiden deity of myth 26 Musical drama 27 Synagogue official 28 Bicep exercises 29 Word of parting 31 Prefix with ‘model’ or ‘star’ 33 Panini maker, say 34 Maternally related 35 Without wasted words 37 Arouse, as another's wrath 39 Deceptive maneuver 42 Nickname for a noncom 43 Correct misspellings, eg 48 Harem guard of old 50 Extreme introverts 53 One who's all skin and bones 55 A nose that certainly shows 56 ‘In memoriam’ item 57 Freedom from concern 58 O'Neal of ‘Love Story’ 60 Bitter brew of Polynesia 61 Covetousness 62 Show appreciation at the theater 63 MacLachlan of ‘Twin Peaks’ 65 Colt morsel


Chai Time MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013 Thiruvaikumar

STAR POWER for 25-6-2013

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As per Hindu panchang thiruvaikumar@yahoo. co. in, 040-27177230 / 9177596118

ARIES

TAURUS

GEMINI

CANCER

LEO

VIRGO

LIBRA

SCORPIO

SAGITTARIUS

CAPRICORN

AQUARIUS

PISCES

Postpone important decisions till you make a proper analysis after consulting experienced persons. Women to keep stay from love affairs for now. Businessmen struggle hard but earn good profit. Avoid contemplating major investment.

STRIP TEASE AGNES

Working women are ambitious and achieve their goals with fine efforts. Businessmen are charged with a cheerful atmosphere as profits jump beyond expectations. Never interfere in personal issues of blood relatives to steer clear of blame.

Some might purchase a house. Though inflow of money is good and as per expectations, equal or more expenses irk you. Savings become a distant dream. Politicians advised not to blame other party men without evidence. Fortune likely.

Some might undertake pilgrimage with family members. Loan applied for construction or purchase of property gets sanctioned. Purchase of valuables likely. Employees are overburdened as they are entrusted with new responsibilities.

Businessmen enjoy a boom. Postpone major decisions to be postponed for a couple of days as planetary position is not favourable. None of your family members understand you properly, which disturbs you. Those trying for a job are successful.

Strained relationship will blossom again and progress without trouble. You become cheerful with the influx of close relatives and good friends. Delayed marriage talks resume and progress successfully. Everyone appreciates your decisions.

Important responsibilities must be handled by only you to ensure success. Long-time dreams become a reality. New efforts by businessmen get delayed but ultimately succeed. Benefits through close friends and relatives not ruled out.

Drive away the inferiority complex and feel great about yourself. Though financial situation is satisfactory, you will be forced to raise new loans to meet unexpected expenses. Acidity, dental and digestion problems likely; take care of health.

Some likely to go abroad or other state on official work. Debt issues haunt you but do not worry as it gets sorted out soon with the help of friends and close relatives. Solution to old-age problems will be found and you get to relax.

TAROT READ

Sumaa Tekur

tarotreadhyd@gmail. com

ARIES:

GEMINI:

Six of Wands – You’re in the mood to domesticate. You want all the things they show in the movies – happy family, kids, home, a dog.

LEO:

The Devil – You come across certain objects or people that tune you into the harmony with the energy that flows through the universe. You re-connect with nature.

LIBRA:

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

Ten of Wands – This is a day to rest and relax. You’re not even in the mood to move a finger or do anything. Take a break and tune off.

SAGITTARIUS:

Two of Wands – Your recent decisions to stay away from certain people and cut off from some family will bring in lots of benefits. Energy is conserved.

TAURUS:

Nine of Swords – Gear up for some mother-in-law trouble. There is going to be some tension in the house. Use sense of humour to deal with it.

CANCER:

Nine of Pentacles – You come across a perfect piece of jewellery, which you want. It’s out of your budget but if it’s giving you sleepless nights, may as well buy it.

VIRGO:

Queen of Wands – The level of consumption is high. But you need to stop and wonder if there is any need to consume so much at this stage.

SCORPIO:

Eight of Pentacles – You come across some inferior work or product and want to make a complaint about it. The process is too painful and you decide against it.

CAPRICORN:

Page of Swords – You may be antagonising someone important through you illthought. Don’t be in a hurry to correct it because the damage is done.

PREVIOUS SOLUTIONS

PISCES:

Six of Swords – Some key decisions have to be taken and you’re trying to not make those decisions. Either way, the ball will come back in your court.

NUMBER GAME

Wands – You are applauded for your quick wit and the insight you bring to a job. But remember that you also need to execute the job correctly.

SCRABBLE

AQUARIUS: Three of

POOCH CAFE

Friends and close relatives extend help at the time of your need. Politicians march ahead with self-confidence and boldness to keep the opposition at bay. Businessmen rejoice as profits improve steadily. Employees face minor tensions.

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Eight of Wands – Use different expressions to communicate. You may not realise it but the words you use or the tone may be giving out a different meaning.

NON SEQUITUR

You participate with interest in celebrations at a friend’s place. You undertake renovation of your house and also build an annex. Self-confidence level is at its high. You feel very happy to receive assets through the paternal side.

SUDUKO

Businessmen do steady business and make consistent profits. Good news likely. Promotion and pay hike on the cards for employees. Health looks fine. Politicians to stay away from groups within the party to avoid being dumped.

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Entertainment MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

fan arrested after allegedly threatening the model

MIRANDA KERR

OBSESSIVE FAN

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ile this one under creepy. A Massachusetts man was taken into custody Wednesday after he allegedly threatened to fly to Los Angeles intending to kill Miranda Kerr. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, Steven C Swanson, 57, called them and said he was planning to go to Los Angeles with two handguns next month to kill the former Victoria’s Secret supermodel, whom he referred to as his “soulmate”. Swanson said he was going to get on a plane at Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, Massachusetts, travel to Boston’s Logan International Airport and then head to Los Angeles to do the deed.

When local police arrived at his home, he switched up his story a bit, saying he was going to Los Angeles to “rescue his wife, a Victoria’s Secret model”. He also claimed to be a federal agent, according to the Cape Cod Times. Cops found photos of Kerr on Swanson’s refrigerator, microwave and bookshelf, according to the site, as well as a pellet gun, according to police. Swanson was arrested at 1.57am Wednesday on suspicion of making a threat concerning a firearm and was held on $2,500 bail for his arraignment Thursday morning. He is due back in court July 19 for a pretrial hearing. Kerr was not available for comment.

CINE BYTES Amanda Bynes to post video of nose surgery

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oday marked the day of actress Amanda Bynes’s nose job, a procedure she’s been talking about for months. And now, Amanda would love to share the video with all her fans. Bynes took to Twitter to reveal she not only made it out of the surgery alive, but she’ll be posting a video of the process soon for all to see.

Kristen Stewart gets new tattoo

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risten Stewart became the latest celebrity to show her love for getting inked as she flaunted a new tattoo on her right wrist. The tattoo parlour authorities later posted pictures of the Twilight actress on social networking site Facebook, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Ryan Reynolds wants to be a dad?

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ctor Ryan Reynolds, 36, reportedly wants to start a family with wife Blake Lively. However, the 25-yearold Gossip Girl actress isn’t as keen on the idea, and wants to focus on her career right now, reports showbizspy.com. A friend said that “Ryan is getting quite impatient about it”.


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MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

WIMBLEDON PREVIEW

To win, Federer must take the hard road

After a relatively barren year, Federer arrives at the grass-court Grand Slam in the unusual position of being seen by many pundits as the least likely of the big four to leave with the title. STEVEN GRIFFITHS Agence France-Presse

LONDON: Roger Federer insists he is capable of surviving a nightmare draw at Wimbledon as the defending champion prepares to launch his bid for a record eighth title at the All England Club. After a relatively barren year, Federer arrives at the grass-court Grand Slam in the unusual position of being seen by many pundits as the least likely of the big four to leave with the title. To make matters worse, the Swiss legend faces a gruelling draw that will leave him needing to beat Rafael Nadal, Andy

Venus Williams’s absence is a blow to the world number one’s morale. LONDON: Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has revealed a pep talk from her sister Venus is the driving force behind her bid to win the title for a sixth time. For the first time since making her Wimbledon debut in 1998, Serena has travelled to the All England Club without Venus, who was forced to

With French Open champion Rafael Nadal seeded fifth, Federer has the unpalatable prospect of taking on the Spaniard in the last eight. Murray and Novak Djokovic if he is to pass Pete Sampras as the most decorated All England Club champion. With French Open champion Nadal seeded fifth due to his long injury absence, Federer has the unpalatable prospect of tak-

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CHAMP.

Park’s hot streak continues

Park won her fifth title of the year in Arkansas. ROGERS: World number one Park In-Bee birdied the first playoff hole to defeat fellow South Korean Ryu So-Yeon and win the LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship for her fifth triumph of the season. Park, who has captured the first two women’s major titles this year, took the $300,000 top prize from the $2 million event and a confidence boost from winning the 54-hole tuneup for next week’s third major, the US Women’s Open. Park won major titles at

Venus chat fires up Serena

the Kraft Nabisco Championship in April and the LPGA Championship earlier this month, defeating Britain’s Catriona Matthew on the third playoff hole to collect her second major crown of the year. “It’s never getting easier,” Park said. “I’ve had playoffs the last couple weeks. It was really tough.” If the 24-year-old from Seoul, wins next week’s edition of the Open, she will match Babe Zaharias from 1950 by taking the first three major titles in a season.

ing on the Spaniard in the last eight before a potential semifinal meeting with US Open champion Murray and a final showdown with world number one Djokovic. Federer’s victory on grass at Halle last week was his first ATP Tour title of 2013 and last year’s Wimbledon final win over Murray remains his only Grand Slam crown in his last 13 major appearances. The 31-year-old father of two is clearly entering the twilight of his magnificent career, yet he is convinced he can prove the critics wrong with another triumph at the tournament he regards as a home from home.

Before I left, she said; ‘Snap out of it. It’s time for you to pass me’. So that was really encouraging. Serena Williams World number one withdraw from the tournament due to a back injury. Venus’s absence is a blow to Serena’s morale given the world number one’s close relationship with her older sister. They share a Florida home and always lived in the same rented accommodation near Wimbledon during the grasscourt Grand Slam. But Venus ensured Serena made the journey to south-west

London in business-like fashion after urging the 31-year-old American to win a sixth title. That would surpass Venus’s haul of five Wimbledon crowns and give Serena her 17th Grand Slam success. “For me there is no family competition, but this is the first year I’ve played Wimbledon and Venus hasn’t been here,” Serena said on Sunday. “I feel so lonely.”

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Duke lords it over rest

The 44-year-old became the oldest first-time US PGA Tour winner since Ed Dougherty won his only title at age 47 in 1995. CROMWELL: Ken Duke (right) sank a two-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to defeat fellow American Chris Stroud and win the $6.1 million Travelers Championship for his first US PGA title. The 44-year-old from Hope, Arkansas — hometown of former US President Bill Clinton — took the $1.08 million top prize and became the oldest first-time US PGA Tour winner since Ed Dougherty won his only title at age 47 in 1995. “I worked hard, I have knocked on the door a lot and here we are,” Duke said. “That’s what it’s all about.” Duke had been a runner-up three times in PGA events — at

New Orleans in 2007 and Milwaukee and the Ginn sur Mer Classic in 2008. Duke and Stroud both fin-

ished 72 holes on 12-under par 268. Duke fired a final-round 66, five-under par, while Stroud shot 67.


MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

INVINCIBLE TEAM INDIA The Men in Blue triumphed in the tournament without losing even one match.

JULIAN GUYER Agence France-Presse BIRMINGHAM: India added the Champions Trophy title to the World Cup they won two years ago after seeing off England by five runs in a dramatic Champions Trophy final at Edgbaston on Sunday. Tournament hosts England, still to win a major one-day international title, appeared to have done the hard work in holding India to 129 for seven in a match reduced by rain to a 20 overs per side contest. But, chasing 130, they collapsed to 46 for four, before a partnership of 64 between former Ireland left-hander Eoin

Morgan (33) and Ravi Bopara (30), who’d earlier taken three for 20 with his medium-pacers, swung the match back their way. However, India seamer Ishant Sharma turned the match on its head by removing Morgan and Bopara, both with the aid of catches by Ravichandran Ashwin, off successive deliveries to leave England 110 for six in ther 18th over and needing 19 off the last 12 balls. That eventually became six off one ball and that proved too much for tailender James Tredwell as he failed to make contact against fellow off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Ravindra Jadeja was named man-of-the-match after making

India, who shared the 2002 Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka, were reduced to 66 for five before Kohli and Jadeja boosted the total. 33 not out and then taking two for 24 with his left-arm spin. India’s win left England still searching for their first major ODI trophy after defeats in three World Cup finals (1979, 1987 and 1992) and a loss to the West Indies at The Oval in the 2004 Champions Trophy final when they last staged this event.

If this was, as has been stated by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the last Champions Trophy, it certainly went out with a bang with India’s youthful side containing just three survivors — captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina — from the team that beat Sri Lanka in Mumbai to win the 2011 World Cup final. England’s reply suffered an early setback when captain Alastair Cook (two) was well caught in the slips for two by Ashwin off Umesh Yada. They were 28 for two when Jonathan Trott, on his Warwickshire home ground, was stumped by Dhoni off Ashwin

for 20. Joe Root then holed out cheaply off Ashwin before opener Ian Bell, like Trott a Warwickshire player, was stumped off Jadeja. It was a desperately close call but, after several minutes’ study, Australian third umpire Bruce Oxenford ruled in India’s favour, although Bell was clearly convinced there was enough doubt for the decision to go his way, and England were in trouble at 46 for four. England needed 59 off the final 36 balls but that target was reduced to 48 off 30 balls after Bopara launched Ishant Sharma over mid-wicket for six. Morgan then weighed in

Rising stars delight captain Dhoni BIRMINGHAM: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was thrilled by the performance of his youthful side after they snatched a five-run win over England in the Champions Trophy final at Edgbaston. In a match reduced by rain to 20 overs per side, World Cup holders India were restricted to 129 for seven after losing the toss in overcast conditions on Sunday. England, after some early stumbles with the bat, needed 20 to win off the last 16 balls with six wickets in hand, only to ‘choke’ in a manner more usually associated with South Africa. Ravindra Jadeja, the most successful bowler in the tournament with 12 wickets, was named man-of-the-match. Jadeja first made a rapid 33 not out, which saw him share a partnership of 47 with Virat Kohli (43), before taking two for 24 with his left-arm spin in front of an overwhelmingly pro-Indian capacity crowd. The 24-year-old was nicknamed

Jadeja just looks for the right area and the ball does the talking. The good part was he contributed with the bat, which I feel is very important because he’s someone who will have to bat at number seven. “rockstar” by Australia great Shane Warne, his Indian Premier League captain at the Rajasthan Royals, because of his confidence in his own ability. And that confidence was there for all to see after India were reduced to 66 for five batting first after losing the toss. “Jadeja is someone who keeps it

very simple," said Dhoni. “He just looks for the right area and the ball does the talking. The good part was he contributed with the bat, which I feel is very important because he’s someone who will have to bat at number seven. “Now what we have seen is you can’t play with six batsmen and five bowlers. You know, the seven number slot is very crucial," wicketkeeper-batsman Dhoni added. Meanwhile Jadeja said: “The (Edgbaston) wicket was slow and it was difficult to rotate the strike so myself and Virat Kohli built up a good partnership. “I enjoyed bowling on this wicket, the ball was gripping and I was bowling to my strength." India opener Shikhar Dhawan was named player of the tournament after scoring 363 runs in five matches, including two hundreds, at an average of 90.75 and an impressive strike-rate of 101.39. AFP


30&31 SCORE BOARD India R Sharma b Broad

9

S Dhawan c Tredwell b Bopara

31

V Kohli c Bopara b Anderson

43

D Karthik c Morgan b Tredwell

6

S Raina c Cook b Bopara

1

MS Dhoni c Tredwell b Bopara

0

R Jadeja not out

33

R Ashwin run out (Bell)

1

B Kumar not out

1

Extras (w4) Total (7 wkts, 20 overs)

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Bowling: Anderson 4-0-24-1; Broad 4-0-26-1; Bresnan 4-0-34-0 (3w); Tredwell 4-0-25-1; Bopara 4-1-20-3 (1w); England A Cook c Ashwin b Yadav

2

I Bell st Dhoni b Jadeja

13

J Trott st Dhoni b Ashwin

20

J Root c I Sharma b Ashwin

7

E Morgan c Ashwin b I Sharma

33

R Bopara c Ashwin b I Sharma

30

J Buttler b Jadeja

0

T Bresnan run out (R Sharma)

2

S Broad not out

7

J Tredwell not out

5

Extras (lb1, w4) Total (8 wkts, 20 overs)

India’s Virat Kohli dances as India celebrate with the trophy following their victory in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy final against England at AFP/ PAUL ELLIS Edgbaston in Birmingham, England on Sunday. India beat England by five runs to win the trophy.

with a reverse-sweep four off part-time spinner Raina. Bopara swept Jadeja for six to raise a fifty stand with Morgan. But Morgan then holed out and Bopara, off what might have been a wide had he left it alone, was caught off a hook. The organisers, keen to provide some meaningful cricket in

what was meant to be a 50 overs per side contest, took the unusual decision to extend play by two hours to ensure a result in front of a packed crowd, with no reserve day. England dismantled the Indian top-order after winning the toss in overcast conditions. India, who shared the 2002

Gower calls for Champions Trophy reprieve BIRMINGHAM: England great David Gower (right) has called on the International Cricket Council to scrap plans for replacing the Champions Trophy one-day tournament with a World Test Championship. Tournaments hosts England and World Cup-holders India were due to contest the final of the Champions Trophy, like the World Cup a 50 overs per side competition, at Edgbaston on Sunday although rain delayed the scheduled start. The ICC would like to have a world championship in each of the game’s three main formats — Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20. At present they have that for one-day internationals with the World Cup and there is also the World Twenty20, won by the West

Champions Trophy after a rainruined final against Sri Lanka in Colombo, were reduced to 66 for five before Kohli and Jadeja boosted the total by adding a quickfire 47 for the sixth wicket. Kohli smashed 43 off 34 balls that included four boundaries and a six, before he holed out off James Anderson in the penulti-

mate over. Jadeja faced 25-balls for his unbeaten 33. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who went into the final as the tournament’s leading scorer with 332 runs in four matches, hit 31 of 24 balls that included a six over third-man against Stuart Broad.

Bowling: Kumar 3-0-19-0; Yadav 20-10-1; Jadeja 4-0-24-2; Ashwin 4-115-2 (2w); I Sharma 4-0-36-2 (2w); Raina 3-0-19-0

India won by 5 runs

But the left-hander was dismissed off Bopara’s second delivery, caught in the covers by Tredwell and the all-rounder removed Raina and Dhoni in the space of four balls. Raina drove Bopara straight to Cook at mid-on, while Dhoni (nought) slashed the bowler high to Tredwell at third man.

Cook insists loss won’t cause Ashes hangover JULIAN GUYER Agence France-Presse

Indies in Sri Lanka last year. But there is, at present, no formal Test championship and the ICC argue that an already congested international calendar means you can’t have that as well as the Champions Trophy — it has to be one or the other. Former England captain Gower, however, wants the Champions Trophy preserved. “Whatever the result today, I will be sorry to see the Champions Trophy disappear," Gower wrote in his column. AFP

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BIRMINGHAM: England captain Alastair Cook voiced confidence that his side can banish the pain of their Champions Trophy final loss to India by the time they begin the defence of the Ashes. England, still to win a global one-day international title after what was their fifth defeat in a final, were 110 for four come the 18th over at Edgbaston on Sunday chasing 130 after World Cup holders India made 129 for seven in a match reduced by rain from 50 to 20 overs per side. But Ishant Sharma took two wickets in two balls to

remove Eoin Morgan (33) and Ravi Bopara (30) after they had rescued England from the depths of 46 for four with a

stand of 64. That started a collapse that saw four wickets lost for three runs in eight balls, with tailender James Tredwell unable to hit the six off the final delivery of the match that would have given England victory. However, while Cook — who said Sunday’s match was his worst day as England captain, is set to feature in the Ashes the likes of Morgan and Bopara are not Test regulars. Meanwhile star batsman Kevin Pietersen, who missed the Champions Trophy with a knee injury, was on course to return in the first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge on July 10.


MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013

sports

‘BARÇA WILL GET MONEY’S WORTH FROM NEYMAR’

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari forecast Barcelona would get their money’s worth from Neymar after the starlet again showed his mercurial talent in Saturday’s win over Italy. The 21-year-old scored his third goal in as many Confederations Cup group matches.

CONFEDERATIONS CUP

Uruguay trounce hapless Tahiti

Vicente del Bosque’s side needed just a point to confirm a place in the last four, but did better than that thanks to a brace from Jordi Alba and one by Fernando Torres.

The 8-0 victory means Uruguay will play Brazil in the semis.

Spain’s Jordi Alba sets up clash with Italy TOM WILLIAMS Agence France-Presse FORTALEZA: Spain set up a Confederations Cup semi-final reunion with Euro 2012 final victims Italy after beating Nigeria 3-0 on a steamy afternoon in Fortaleza on Sunday to secure top spot in Group B. Vicente del Bosque’s side needed just a point to confirm a place in the last four, but they made doubly sure thanks to a fine brace of goals from Jordi Alba and a 62nd-minute header by substitute Fernando Torres. The world and European

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champions will now face Italy, who they crushed 4-0 in last year’s Euro 2012 final, in the second semi-final in Fortaleza on Thursday, a day after Brazil meet Uruguay in Belo Horizonte. Nigeria were ultimately left to rue last Thursday’s damaging 2-1 defeat by Uruguay, having begun their Confederations Cup campaign with a breezy 6-1 thrashing of Tahiti. It was the teams’ first meeting since Nigeria beat Spain 3-2 in the 1998 World Cup, and the world champions were out for revenge.

Mario out of semis

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triker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Italy’s Confederations Cup semifinal against Spain with a thigh injury, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced on Sunday. The 22-year-old AC Milan striker, who has two goals to his name at the tournament of continental champions in Brazil, had been expected to lead Italy’s attack against Spain in Fortaleza on Thursday.

RECIFE: Uruguay secured their place in the Confederations Cup semi-finals with an 8-0 drubbing of Tahiti, featuring the fastest goal in the competition’s history. The Confed Cup recordbreaker at Recife’s Arena Pernambuco was Abel Hernandez, the Palermo striker heading in off Nicolas Lodeiro’s corner after just 79 seconds. He went on to bag four, with Diego Perez, Lodeiro and Luis Suarez with a double, joining him on the scoresheet. With this result following their record 10-0 loss to Spain and 6-1 defeat to Nigeria, Tahiti take their leave of the competition w h i l e Uruguay go on to face hosts Brazil in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday. Uruguay m a n a g e r Oscar Tabarez

PEP IN BAYERN

Bayern set for first ‘Pep’ talk

RYLAND JAMES Agence France-Presse

MUNICH: Josep “Pep” Guardiola will bring a touch of glamour to the Bundesliga on Monday when the 42-yearold faces the world’s media in his first press conference as head coach of European champions Bayern Munich. Since it was announced on January 16 that Guardiola will replace Jupp Heynckes, the arrival of the ex-Barcelona manager in the Bavarian capital has been hotly anticipated. Expectations are high: Bayern have switched Guardiola’s first two training session to Munich’s Allianz Arena with

After winning 14 titles betup to 25,000 fans expected. ween 2008 and 2012 at BarceAfter six months of intenAfter lona, Guardiola was in hot sive tutoring, his opening six months of demand by the world’s press conference at 1205 top clubs during his local time (1005 GMT) is intensive tutoring, self-imposed year’s expected to be in GerGuardiola’s opening sabbatical with his man, with a translator press conference is family in New York. for the Spanish media. Manchester United, His mother tongue expected to be in Manchester City, Chelsis Catalan, but he has a German, with a trans- ea, and Paris St Germain flair for languages havlator for the Spanish all wanted him, but “he ing picked up his first opted for Bayern, because English words as a sevenmedia. the club offered the most year-old then learnt Italian interesting project,” explained during spells with Brescia and Guardiola’s advisor Joseph Maria Roma, but is working hard on mastering Orobitg. German.

had changed his entire starting XI for the South American champions’ decisive first round match. Star forwards Diego Forlan, Suarez and Edinson Cavani were all named on the bench, while Bologna midfielder Perez inherited the captain’s armband from suspended centre-back Diego Lugano. Tahiti coach Eddy Etaeta made four alterations to the team thrashed 10-0 by Spain, with goalkeeper Gilbert Meriel, Lorenzo Tehau, Vincent Simon and Samuel Hnanyine coming into the team. Four-goal hero Hernandez doubled up in the 24th minute with a skilful side-footed volley past Tahiti keeper Gilbert Meriel, with Perez adding a third before the half hour was up. It was not all one way traffic, w i t h Ta h i t i ’ s , Marama Va h i r u a , testing the Uruguay keeper.

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