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Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone has been roped in as the face of imbesharam.com, a US-based adult webstore. Sunny says she can’t wait to see the website going live.

August 6, 1945. USA dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, in Japan. Three days later, Nagasaki was bombed. We take a look at the Manhattan Project that gave birth to the A-bomb.

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IS A FOREIGN DEGREE WORTH IT?

Frequent reports of Indian students put in a tight corner at US educational institutions makes us ask: Does a foreign degree ensure an advantage in the City’s job market?

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HYDERABAD’S FIRST COMPACT AFTERNOON NEWSPAPER

Usain Bolt stormed to a successful defence of his Olympic 100m crown in the second-fastest time ever recorded as the Jamaican superstar confirmed his status as the greatest sprinter of all time.

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city events

UNNIKRISHNAN: LIVE IN CONCERT

A live concert of P Unnikrishnan, a renowned classical exponent and a National Award winning singer will be held at Brahmakumari’s Global Peace Auditorium, Gachibowli, on August 11 at 6.30 pm. For tickets contact (040) 4040 4160 or log onto www.meraevents.com

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AROUND THE CITY: YOUR GUIDE TO THE TWIN CITIES When: Ongoing, 11am onwards Contact: (040) 2752 2999

EXHIBITION New collection Zooni unveils festive hues — a fusion of colour, drama and style! at Origins. It is a collection that is a mix of pret-aporter, primo and atelier, and is full of opulent fabrics, exquisite workmanship and flowy silhouettes. Where: Origins, Rd No 4, Banjara Hills When: August 8 Contact: (040) 2335 9221

Eclectic reflections Alankritha Art Gallery presents Eclectic Reflections, an exhibition of paintings by eight talented artists. The exhibition will be on from August 11. Where: Alankritha Art Gallery, Jubilee Hills, Kavuri hills When: August 11 onwards, 11am onwards Contact: (040) 2311 3709

DINING Smooth operators Tease Lounge at Vivanta by Taj presents Smooth Operators Night every Friday with DJ Mohit. Where: Tease Bar, Vivanta by Taj, Begumpet When: Every Friday, 7.30pm onwards Contact: (040) 6725 2626

TAKING A PICK: A girl and her mother are seen buying imitation jewellery from a roadside stall in Old City. Muslim families in the City are preparing for Eid which is celebrated at the end of the Holy month of Ramzan. M ANIL KUMAR When: Ongoing, 7.30pm onwards Contact: (040) 6666 3939

SHOWS Mongolian food festival Take a trip to Mongolia as you are introduced to their food and culture at Syn-Asian Bar and Grill, Taj Deccan. The food fest offers you the chance to sample a variety of Mongolian delicacies at its Mongolian food festival. Where: Syn, Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills, Rd No 1

Jazz concert If you love Jazz then this is for you. Internationally renowned musicians Adrian D’Souza and Sharik Hasan will perform at Bhaskara Auditorium at

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Theatre festival The seventh edition of the multi-lingual theatre festival — Abhinaya National Theatre Festival will be held from August 16 to August 19. Where: Ravindra Bharathi, Saifabad When: August 16 onwards 6.30pm onwards Contact: (040) 2323 1245

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the Birla Centre on Tuesday, August 7. Passes for the concert are available at Goethe Zentrum and Alliance Francaise, Banjara Hills. Where: Bhaskara Auditorium, Birla Science Centre, Adarsh Nagar When: August 7, 7.30pm onwards Monsoon mania Ramoji Film City celebrates the onset of monsoon with eight weeks of activities and entertainment from July 1 to August 31. Where: Ramoji Film City, Hayathnagar When: Ongoing, 9am onwards Contact: (040) 2341 2262 Interactive workshops Oakridge International School

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launches Weekend Voyager. This is an exciting weekend activity for children. It includes workshops on a variety of topics such as film making, theater, photography, robotics. Where: Oakridge International School, Gachibowli and Bachupally When: Ongoing, 9am-12pm Contact: 1800-200-8171

The lotus pond An exhibition of paintings by artist Uday Shankar will be held . The exhibition will be on till August 15. Where: Iconart Gallery, Banjara Hills, Rd No 12 When: Ongoing, 11am onwards Contact: 98499 6879

ART Elegance Artist Snehlatha Prasad, is presenting her interpretation of the Radha and Krishna myth through her canvas at a painting exhibition. The exhibition is on from August 6. Where: Muse Art Gallery, Tank Bund

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Embarking routes A group exhibition of various kinds of art by the final year students of MFA program 2012 is being held at Shrishti Art Gallery. The exhibition is being held by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, Alliance Francaise, University of Hyderabad and Shrishti Art Gallery. Where: Shrishti Art Gallery, Jubilee Hills, Rd No 15 When: Ongoing, 11am onwards Contact: (040) 2354 0023

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City

12-YEAR-OLD KILLED AFTER ROD FALLS ON HIM

A 12-year -old boy was killed in Vanasthalipuram when an iron rod fell on him from an under construction cell phone tower. The rod slipped from the hands of the worker and hit the boy who sustained grievous injuries and was rushed to a private hospital where he died.

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Shylocks claim another life In yet another case of falling prey to financial pressure, a 30-year-old man committed suicide by consuming poison. His family complains that the police are delaying investigations. Md SUBHAN subhan.m@postnoon.co

On Thursday, Wajid consumed poison. He was immediately shifted to Osmania Hospital.

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nother young man fell victim to private financial sharks. Mohd Wajeh Ahmed alias Wajid, 30, who runs a dairy farm was married a year ago and has a child. He lived in Dabeerpura. To bolster his business he had taken a loan from a financer at a heavy interest rate. According to Dabeerpura

police inspector Y Rajasekhar, Wajid had paid the loan amount and interests but the financier Waseem Khan kept on asking for more saying that the loan was

DEMANDING THEIR RIGHTS

DGP Dinesh Reddy on Monday gave a patient hearing to the representatives of the agitated families of constables of APSP. N SHIVA KUMAR

CRIME

Three held for smuggling girls POSTNOON NEWS feedback@postnoon.com

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three-member gang that was engaged in procuring girls from rural districts for sex work in Hyderabad was arrested by the Dharur police in RR district. Identified as Mahinder, 30, Shaikh Jabber, 36, and Babu Pradhan, 34, the gang lives in Balanagar area and frequently visits rural districts to spot poor

girls who could be ensnared with job promises and then sell them to brothels in Hyderabad. According to sub-inspector Krishna of Dahrur, these men also go to other states. On the night of July 30, the trio was going from Tandur to Vikarabad in a SUV. When they reached Kotpally cross roads, a police team that was conducting a special drive stopped them. The police found two girls

in the car and on interrogation the trio confessed they were being taken to Hyderabad for ‘work’. On inquiring further it was revealed that they were booked for working in clubs and parties and had been paid some money in advance. “It turned out to be prostitution, plain and simple,” the SI said. The three have been arrested and the girls were shifted to a rescue shelter.

outstanding. This bothered Wajid and his business began to dwindle. Consequently, he could not pay what Waseem was asking for. Threats followed and the pressure proved too much. On Thursday, when he was alone at home, Wajid consumed poison. The family that had gone for Ramzan prayers returned to see him unconscious. He was immediately shifted to Osmania Hospital where he was declared, ‘brought dead.’

Despite finding a suicide note that explained why he was taking the extreme step, the Dabeerpura police are dilly-dallying in the investigation, Wajid’s family complained. They allege that the police have stuck a deal with Waseem and that is the reason he has not yet been booked for harassment and abetting suicide. When contacted, the Dabeerpura police said the investigation was ‘going on.’


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POLITICS

LAST YEAR... HERE File system overhaul

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ast year, we had reported how chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy wanted a complete revamp of the file movement system in the State Secretariat. The ministries has been told to use technology and devise efiles so that tracking of files becomes easier. As of then, the CMO was the only fully computerised office in the State government.

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The percentage of Indian corporate employees depend on Ayurveda and traditional Indian medicine systems over allopathy, except when it comes to surgery.

I was told I am overqualified. Looking at market conditions, firms want to hire people with regular degrees so that they don’t have to pay them a big salary. Aparna Rao, US graduate See page 8

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

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No tête-à-tête with the mayor this month? Another first Saturday of the month has passed without the GHMC holding its interactive programme, which brings together citizens and the mayor.

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Youngsters are getting back to their roots Indian corporate workers are increasingly turning to Ayurveda and homeopathy due to the fat bills and side-effects of allopathic medicines.

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A foreign degree doesn’t automatically get you a job Many students who returned to India after getting a foreign degree found they didn’t have an advantage in the job market.

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Trafficking of girls from rural areas continues. Three were arrested for allegedly procuring girls from rural areas for sex work in Hyderabad. The men also send girls to other states.

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Spare a thought for our old buildings. Between the GHMC and the HMDA, the Old Jail building has been left to crumble.

POLITICS

BC leaders toy with idea of separate party

Will request that the allotment made to Ratnagiri power plant by the Union government be cancelled

CM to meet PM on gas issue INKESHAF AHMED and RAHUL RAMAKRISHNA feedback@postnoon.com

Fed up of their issues being ignored by major political parties, the backward classes community has proposed setting up its own party. INKESHAF AHMED ahmed.m@postnoon.com

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onstant wooing by major political parties in the State seems to have propelled the Backward Classes (BC) community to toy with the idea of forming its own political party. The community, comprising 90 castes and sub-castes, loosely constitutes about 50 per cent of the State population. At a meeting held in Hyderabad on Saturday, leaders belonging to 46 BC organisations and BC employees’ unions, have decided to float their own party for all-out development of the community. The main objective behind setting up a new political outfit is to achieve an appropriate role in social, educational and political fields proportionate to the BC population. “We have been demanding a proportional representation of BCs in legislative bodies and in government employment for decades. But unfortunately, no political party took serious cognizance of our demands. Even the BC leaders of these political parties have grossly ignored the needs of the community owing to their party compulsions,” State BC Welfare Association president R Krishnaiah told Postnoon.

We have been demanding a proportional representation of BCs in legislative bodies and in government employment for decades. But unfortunately, no party took serious cognizance. R Krishnan, president BC welfare association

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ndhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy left for Delhi this morning to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue of allocation of gas from KG Basin to Ratnagiri power project in Maharashtra. The CM is accompanied by a delegation of cabinet ministers and MPs from the State. At the meeting, the CM will take up with the PM the issue of gas allocation to the State and request the Prime Minister to immediately cancel the allotment made to Ratnagiri by the Union government earlier. The CM’s decision to meet the Prime Minister comes in the wake of State roads & buildings minister Dharmana Prasad Rao’s failure to convince Union petroleum and natural gas minister S Jaipal Reddy regarding the gas allocation. It is learnt that the minister expressed his helplessness in this matter. The decision to allocate 2MMSCMD to Ratnagiri was taken by the empowered group of ministries following which the government was criticised for depriving the State of gas supply. AP will now get only 1.48 MMSCMD of gas. The variable cost at which ONGC/Reliance gas was supplied to the state is at `2.10 a unit.

According to Krishnaiah, if the BCs float their own political party, they would get their legitimate due in politics and in other areas. But the BC leaders have linked the decision to form a political outfit with the response of major political parties in the state. The idea is to demand the ruling and opposition political parties to allocate 50 per cent of the seats to BCs in Assembly and Lok Sabha elections and creation of BC subplan with a funding of `10,000 crore, hike in fee reimbursement and scholarship budget. “The TDP has announced a declaration for BCs recently. It is a welcome sign. We want all other parties to spell out their stand on our demands. If they don’t react to our demands, we will have our own political party,” Krishnaiah added. Another prominent BC leader and former member of State BC Commission V Krishnamohan Rao felt that it would not be fair on the part of BCs not to give an opportunity to political parties to spell out their stand. Evincing a cautious optimism, Rao said, “Before plunging into politics, I think it’s very important to see the response of political parties. The Telugu Desam Party’s announcement is a welcome sign in this direction.”

NEWS BRIEFS 10 cops suspended for gamblers’ escape

AP police team in Kerala Top cop meets agitated to look for suspect families of constables

Vehicle, petrol dispenser torched

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he Krishna district superintendent of police has suspended 10 constables of Nandigama sub-division for dereliction of duty resulting in the escape of some gamblers from custody. The alleged gamblers escaped while being taken to the Nandigama court. The superintendent of police conducted an inquiry and suspended 10 constables.

team of Andhra Pradesh police has gone to Kerala looking for the prime suspect in the stabbing of three passengers on a Road Transport Corporation bus near Nellore last month. According to police sources, the team led by circle inspector Abdul Kareem is on the lookout for one ‘Adu’ Anthony, a prime suspect in the case.

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GP Dinesh Reddy met the families of the APSP constables at their site of protest today. The families of the APSP employees presented their grievances. They alleged that the behaviour of Chalapathi Rao, director APSP, towards ranks has been unsavoury. The DGP has assured them their complaints would be redressed.

petrol dispenser and a vehicle were torched at a petrol pump on Sunday evening in Kothapet. No one was injured in the incident that occurred at 3pm. The fire was put out by a fire tender from the Malakpet fire station. Fire officials estimated a loss of `2-3 lakh. A motorcycle was burnt in this incident as well.


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CIVIC

Is ‘Face-to-Face’ losing its appeal? Official laxity and CBD are causing meetings to get cancelled. Md NIZAMUDDIN nizamuddin.a@postnoon.com

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nother month’s first Saturday passed by without the GHMC’s much awaited interactive programme known as Faceto-Face. Supposed to be an interaction between the mayor and the general public, the topic for discussion was to be about the heavy rainfall in July that took a toll on the basic civic amenities and inconvenienced public, it was cancelled at the eleventh hour. Despite the fact that last month proved to be the most challenging for both the general public and the corporation, the authority has shown little interest in addressing public grievances. People and senior

citizens who wanted to speak to the mayor and GHMC commissioner might have to wait for another month or till the completion of the much hyped CoP-11. Although the mayor returned from his pilgrimage several days ago, the GHMC failed to conduct the programme for the month of

August. This was the second successive month, where the public could not air their problems. It may be recalled that in July the meeting was called off using the mayor’s campaign tour to Karimnagar. This time however, no clear reasons were given. Sources say, that with the CoP-11 coming up, the GHMC might just cancel Spemtember’s meeting too. As the projects attached with the international conference are now top priority, officials will be fully engaged. The perception is that Face-to-Face is losing its charm. The previously 90 minute sessions were reduced to 60 minuted and the number of calls also dropped. The reasons cited by observers is that officials are not too keen on addressing issues.

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elugu Nadu Students’ Federation (TNSF) has alleged that Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy was delaying the Eamcet counseling in the name of constituting sub-committees to finalise fee structure for Engineering courses. TNSF State secretary Kodali Ravi Kumar alleged that students were losing an academic year as the CM was pursuing “anti-students” policies. He criticised the CM for his failure to resolve fee case in the Supreme Court. He also charged the State government with not earmarking adequate funds to the education sector. NSS

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RS supremo KCR today made it clear that there was no other alternative to separate Telangana at an event where he installed a statue of Telangana ideologue Prof K Jaya Shanker in Nizamabad district. Speaking on the occasion, KCR made it clear that his party would intensify the agitation if a separate

Telangana was not formed as promised by the Centre. “We are staying silent as PM Manmohan Singh requested us to remain peaceful. We will wait until the vicepresident’s election. After that, we will intensify the agitation,” he added. “Come what may, Telangana State will be achieved,” he added. NSS


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DERELICT DANGERS

POLITICS

A heritage building fit to shoot horror films Passed between the GHMC and the HMDA, this great heritage building in an advanced stage of decay, craves for attention. DEEPAK DESHPANDE

Advani’s remark leaves BJP anguished POSTNOON NEWS feedback@postnoon.com

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ven as the mounds of structure continue to fall apart, the Old Jail at RP Road, a known heritage building, craves for attention. A protected monument, the Old Jail was declared as a heritage structure in 2006. One of the notorious places in the history of Secunderabad, this more than 200-year-old building was used as a prison for high profile captives from various parts of the country under the British. According to local businessmen, its importance is more than a monument as these prisoners were mostly ‘freedom fighters’ of that time, deported to the base in Hyderabad. The announcement of this structure was dramatic indeed, as the GHMC had some other plans. Even as the municipal body was pondering on ways to find a solution, the announcement of this being a heritage was like music to the ears of all the tenants. However, even after getting the heritage status, the structure spread across a vast area has been neglected. “The issue had become a football between the two authorities GHMC and HMDA, whose teams visited it several times but nothing was sorted out. AP should learn from other states like Rajasthan and Karnataka when it comes to preserving monuments,” says one of the tenants, who do not want

to be named. There are also rumours that as the GHMC’s plans did not materialise, the authority now wants the dilapidated structure to slowly get decayed, increasing the scope for complete demolition. They point out this being one of the reasons as no repair work was conducted since its announcement as a heritage structure. “We had given several representations to higher officials, but nothing has come out of it. For years the association itself is taking care of minor repairs like white wash,” says Srinivas Malathkar, secretary, and Old Jail Tenants Association. Each year, the GHMC gets an average revenue of `12 lakh from some 52 tenants. Some have shops inside the main building since the tenancy was approved in 1932 and others are

the sheds attached to the main structure. There are also some government offices like Municipal Labour Dispensary, which provides medical assistance to the government labourers in the area.

We cannot trust the building; it may fall any time. Anyone can die under it, similar to the collapse of a building in neighbourhood last week where three people died. M Kalavathi, dispensary employee

The dispensary is in a poor condition. With no higher officials visiting the place, it appears to be ideal for shooting a movie on ghosts. “We cannot trust the building; it may fall any time. Anyone can die under it, similar to the collapse of a building in neighbourhood last week where three people died. At that time media people were interested in covering this structure, but since then no one has come. We were lucky enough, as mounds of structure fall in our absence,” says M Kalavathi of the dispensary. Similar to this dispensary, one Unani Hospital was there on the other side. The government shifted or completely closed it in the recently years. Owing to the poor maintenance, the roof overhead collapsed recently. Regular dumping of garbage by outsiders and urination in the precincts of the Old Jail is another fact that risks the locals who want save the sanctity of the heritage structure. According to the officials, as the Heritage Conservation Committee has forwarded this case recently, the GHMC has taken up this under special consideration. “We have appointed a consultant as part of the measures to restore the structure. He will access the needs like what materials to be used for repair, if any. GHMC will be taking up the works following the suggestions,” said additional commissioner, Planning, K Dhanunjaya Reddy.

as it a matter of sour grapes? BJP’s patriarch Lal Krishna Advani’s remark yesterday that a nonCongress, non-BJP leader will head the next government at the Centre is seen in the party circles as a deliberate move to run down Narendra Modi and bolster the scope for Nitish Kumar. State party leaders are unwilling to come on record. But two leaders believe it was an instance of grapes gone sour as the ‘Rathi’ has realised that he will stand no chance to occupy the PM post. “He perhaps does not want a BJP leader younger to him becoming the PM,” a leader hazarded a guess. The BJP leaders are said to have been embarrassed and anguished at the untimely remark of Advani. He has a penchant to drop bombs (like the one he detonated while in Pakistan saying Jinnah is a Mahatma). It will take some deft work on the part of the party’s satraps to undo the damage he did, opined the Lotus leaders.

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TDP to boycott VP election

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he TDP has decided to keep away from the VicePresident’s election also. The TDP Parliamentary Party, which met at the residence of party supremo Chandrababu Naidu took this decision. The meeting also discussed the strategy to be adopted in the ensuing Parliament session. It also decided to stall proceedings of the House on the very first day in protest against the allocation of gas to Ratnagiri. The party decided to submit a memoranda to power and petroleum ministers on August 7 on the power crisis and petrol price hike. NSS


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EDUCATION

Is a foreign degree worth it? The recent Californian university incident, the Tri Valley fiasco of 2010 and frequent reports of Indian students put in a tight corner at US educational institutions impelled Postnoon to seek the truth: Does a foreign degree ensure a natural advantage in the job market back in India? FILE PIC

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t was my childhood dream to pursue my masters in the United States. I fulfilled my dream and returned proudly with a US degree with the firm belief that I am one up on others in the job market. However, the harsh reality hit me hard when I realised that it’s not that easy. If I had expected a smooth sail, it was my fault. It proved a hard struggle,” recalls Preethi Rao, an IT professional. Preethi is not alone in the experience. Hundreds who have a hard-earned US degree find they are ‘overqualified’ in the Indian job market. “When I came back, it was a struggle for one and a half years. Everywhere I went, I was told that I was overqualified for the post. Looking at the market conditions, companies want to employee students with normal degrees so that they don’t have to pay them a big salary. A few companies like GE offered me a job back in the US, considering that I did my masters there, but getting the right job according to my education in India was a task,” said Aparna Rao, who did her masters in computer science from California State University. One of the major problems that students face is experience. Most companies expect students to have a minimum of one or two years of experience. Students complain that during their stay

abroad, all they do is work on campus or at restaurants, which are not counted as professional experience. Also, staying back there and working is not feasible as work permit and PR (permanent residency) rules keep changing. “I wanted to work there but it’s difficult. One needs to get a PR and the rules to get one in Australia keep changing. One needs to have a minimum eight point GPA and the course should also match the other PR requirements. One thinks it’s best to come back and work here, but here it’s even more difficult to get a job corresponding to the degree. Either you need to have a

POLITICS

CPI wants all-party meet on power crisis C

PI State secretary Dr K Narayana (right) on Sunday slammed the Kiran Kumar Reddy government for failing to protect the State’s interests in allotment of power and gas from the Central government. He alleged the State was facing power and gas crises due to the Centre’s step-motherly treatment. The CPI leader alleged that the State government remained in coma even as the Centre was diverting gas, causing injustice to the State. He demanded that chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy convene an all-party

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reference or fake experience, which I did not want to. I had to wait for two years and now I am working with a stock market company when my educational qualification is masters in info systems,” says Santosh Reddy from Melbourne Institute of Technology.

POLITICS

‘Chalo Hyderabad’ planned Aims to create awareness and retain a united State.

T meeting on the power and gas crises. He said that if the CM failed to convene the meeting, they would conduct all-party meeting themselves and meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in this regard shortly. NSS

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A few students who come back to India with an international degree are offered jobs for freshers, but with a better pay package. On the job scale, they are on level one but in terms of salary, they get as much as a level 2 employee would get. “These days, every second person goes abroad, especially from Andhra Pradesh. So it’s no big deal to have an international degree to one’s credit. Post my masters from London School of Business, I was offered the same job which a normal graduate with two years’ experience was offered,” said Bharath P. A few students choose academics as this is one field in

which they believe that their international degree matters. Rithuraj, a faculty member at Lievens’ Institute of Film & Electronic media (LIFE), says “Getting an international degree in creative arts is not a job guarantee, really, more so in the country where you studied. Since filmmaking and video production are not conventional “jobs” as such, it’s a struggle finding something to do that’s really in your field. So once you are fed up of stints at fast food chains or an Italian restaurant, most people with a foreign degree usually return home.” A foreign degree also trains you academically and grills contemporary arts theories into you, which makes you comfortable with academicians and gives you the added option of entering a job in academics, which is the case with me. Academics is good — it pays well, guarantees the company of intellectuals and you can still have the same amount of fun training people as you would if you were working in the industry.” Perhaps the only plus point about studying abroad is that it makes one much more of a professional than the courses in Indian colleges do. Since one has a better sense of aesthetics, a better technical knowledge and above all, more confidence about one’s ideas, it’s more or less easy to get that opening job in a field where nobody cares for the resume with an international stamp on it.

he Samaikhya Andhra Samithi Party (SASP) has decided to organize “Chalo Hyderabad” in September to create awareness on the need to retain a united Andhra Pradesh among the people across the State. Speaking to mediapersons on Sunday, SASP president G Kumar Chowdary Yadav urged the State government to rein in Telangana activists, who have planned a “Millennium March” next month. Yadav said that they would lay siege to the

office of the director-general of police if permission was granted for “Telangana DhoomDham” programme at Ganesh pandals in the region. He also condemned the Telangana Advocates’ JAC for attacking Eluru MP Kavuri Sambasiva Rao’s house in Hyderabad. He observed that the JAC’s actions lowered the dignity of law profession. Questioning the BJP as to why it did not support small states in UP and Maharashtra, Yadav demanded that the BJP

should introduce a Bill for division of UP and Maharashtra into smaller states. He demanded that the Centre set up a Special Development Board for the Telangana region. Yadav said the national parties were not favouring small states at national level now. He demanded that the Centre announce a statement on united Andhra Pradesh at the earliest. He threatened to intensify Samaikya Andhra agitation if the Union government failed to concede their demand. NSS


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HEALTH

Corporates give a thumbs-up to traditional medicine Spurious drugs, unnecessary tests, and high bills are driving young corporate professionals in the City away from modern to Indian medicines.

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he size of the homeopathic drugs market is also expanding very fast even though these medicines cost only a fraction of allopathic medicines. Many respondents feel that homeopathy and ayurveda is a more personalised treatment, with greater one-on-one interaction between the patient and the physician. Ayurveda and Homeopathy are an effective means of treating chronic ailments. These ailments include hair and skin problems, respiratory problems, arthritis and others miscellaneous treatments like thyroid. The dependency on Ayurvedic medicine has gradually improved for increasing number of lifestyle-related diseases such as migraine, stress, obesity, and asthma. However, in cases requiring surgeries or emergency operations, there is no alternative, adds the survey.

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ver 68 per cent people are satisfied with the efficacy of herbal drugs. Over 26 per cent prefer allopathy, 38 per cent prefer ayurveda and 25 per cent prefer homeopathy, reveals the Assocham survey. In case of medical emergencies, 79 per cent people prefer allopathy, 20 per cent prefer ayurvedic and only one per cent people prefer homeopathy. In case of common ailments 15 per cent prefer allopathic, 48 per cent prefer ayurveda and 17 per cent prefer homeopathy. About 10-12 per cent know the use of household remedies.

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The survey was able to target corporate employees from 18 broad sectors, with maximum share contributed by employees from IT/ITes sector (17 per cent). o the young metropolitan corpoThe survey titled, “Demand of homeorate employees have more faith in pathic and ayurvedic medicines in metros” the traditional systems of medicwas conducted under the aegis of ine than in modern allopathic Assocham Social Development Foundation medicines and hospitals? Yes, they do, (ASDF). Releasing the survey result the reveals the first-ever survey on medical Assocham secretary general, D S Rawat preferences of corporate sector workers by said that 200 employees each from Delhi, the apex industry body, Assocham. Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Call it the hyped aura of the modern Kerala, Karnataka, Hydehospitals and the fat bills that rabad, Pune, Chandigarh, come with it or the scourge of Dehradun were surveyed. In spurious tests and drugs, the preference, Delhi ranks first high-stress-prone corporate n 55% — 20-29 years with Mumbai coming close employees are increasingly n 26% — 30-39 years behind. Kochi was third, veering round to the time-testBangalore fourth, ed ethnic system of medicine. n 16% — 40-49 years Ahmedabad sixth, Consequently, ayurveda, n 2% — 50-59 years Chandigarh seventh, naturopathy, herbal drugs and n 1% — 60-69 years Hyderabad eighth, Pune herbal oil massage, acupresninth and Dehradun tenth. sure and acupuncture are The demand for homeogaining more popularity espepathic and ayurvedic medicines has cially among the young. increased in the last few years and for In all, 72 per cent of corporate employrespiratory diseases, fevers, skin diseases, ees today depend more on Indian system of viral infections, asthma and allergic dismedicine than the allopathic system. The orders, people are choosing the traditionexception is where surgery is indicated al way of treatment shunning allopathic where the modern allopathy gains over the system, due to the guarantee of no side traditional system.

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effects and greater efficacy, the survey says. As per Assocham’s corporate employees’ survey result, over 65 per cent of the respondent said that ayurvedic medicines can treat them effectively and in comparison to the duplicate medicines and side effects of allopathic treatments, Ayurveda is any day a safer option. Heavy bills and unreliable doctors also add to the problem.

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uring the last financial year, Indian ayurveda-related tourism earned `6,000-`8,000 crore in revenues. It is estimated the total market size of the Indian ayurveda market is `10,000 crore and it is growing substantially between 10 and 15 per cent.


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Business

IMF OFFICIALS TO VISIT EGYPT FOR AID TALKS

Top officials from the IMF will visit Cairo later this month to discuss renewing aid. The mission is expected “to resume discussions on possible financial support for a homegrown economic program", the IMF said in a statement.

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Comforts drive consumption Indians’ adopting electricity-guzzling lifestyles partly adds to the strain on the grid. PENNY MACRAE

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very evening before Indian executive Sushmita Rao leaves her Delhi office, she phones her maid to switch on the air conditioner so her apartment is refreshingly cool when she reaches home. “I work in an AC office and I suffocate if my place isn’t cool," said Rao, one of hundreds of millions of Indians who went without electricity last week in the world’s worst-ever blackout. The monster grid failure was blamed on greedy states consuming more than their allotted power quotas as they sought to meet spikes in demand. Part of the demand surge comes from Indians’ adopting electricity-guzzling lifestyles which adds to the strain on the grid from industrial users and businesses. Experts warn blackouts like those that knocked out power to one half of India’s population, could be the way of the future unless the government fixes the creaking sector.

EUROZONE

Monti fears crisis could trigger split BERLIN: Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has voiced fears that tensions sparked by the eurozone crisis have already turned countries against each other and must not be allowed to rip Europe apart. Asked about resentment in Italy towards Germany and complaints of German arrogance in its handling of the debt crisis, Monti told Monday’s edition of the German news magazine Der Spiegel that he was “concerned". “The pressures, which have accompanied the eurozone in recent years, already bear the traits of a psychological breakup of Europe," Monti said. “We must work hard to contain it." AFP

Air conditioning units line a side of a building in downtown New Delhi.

“We’re growing through a major societal transformation... we will need more and more power to fuel our industries, consumer goods, our malls, our offices," said Arvind Singhal, chairman of a retail consultancy.“ There are 470 million people in what global consultancy PwC calls the “emerging middle class” — those sandwiched between the lowest income

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group and the middle class. The middle class numbers 160 million according to India’s National Council for Applied Economic Research — bigger than the populations of Russia or Japan — and is seen rising to 267 million by 2016. Air conditioners, microwave ovens, toasters and washing machines are possessions that distinguish India’s upwardly mob-

ile and have become increasingly available and affordable since pro-market reforms of the 1990s. Consultancy TechSci forecasts the AC market will expand annually by 14 per cent for the next five years. Indian summers see the mercury rise above 50ºC in many areas, and these are followed by the sticky, humid monsoon season. Ad manager Rao is one of an increasing number of Indians who work in air-conditioned offices, shop in air-conditioned malls and dine in air-conditioned restaurants. Rao, who lives alone, says she has a washing machine — “it’s easier for my maid” — two TVs, air conditioners in every room, an entertainment system, laptop, hairdryer and a host of other electronic devices. “I use a lot of electricity but it’s my lifestyle — I like to be comfortable," she says. She’s not alone in her assortment of appliances. “I have everything my parents didn’t have," said Sheila Krishna, wife of a government

TROUBLED WATERS Argentina, Venezuela in talks to explore Falklands oil BUENOS AIRES: Venezuelan state oil giant PDVSA is in talks with Argentine counterpart YPF to conduct oil and gas exploration around the Falkland Islands, the company’s president was quoted as saying Sunday. “We discussed the need for oil and gas exploration in the territory and offshore areas, adjacent to the Falklands, but we have to analyse

Tensions have been rising over recent British plan to allow oil exploration near the islands. the costs and time," PDVSA’s Rafael Ramirez Carreno said. The executive said he had spoken with the president of YPF,

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We’re going through a major societal transformation... we will need more and more power to fuel our industries, consumer goods, our malls, our offices. Arvind Singhal chairman of a retail consultancy bureaucrat. Experts say last week’s blackouts served to focus minds on how India will meet the fastgrowing needs of its citizens, industry and businesses. “It is imperative our basic infrastructure requirements are in keeping with India’s aspirations," said Chandrajit Banerjee, director general of the CII. AFP


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nation MAESTRO IN ACTION

SC REFUSES TO INTERFERE IN YEDDYURAPPA CASE The Supreme Court Monday declined to interfere with a Karnataka High Court order granting anticipatory bail to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in a case related to alleged favours in the granting of a mining lease.

ANTI-MODI REVOLT

Keshubhai camp readies for battle State poll crucial to Modi’s prime minister dreams.

Grammy Award winner violinist Paul Peabody during a concert for the cause of the blind in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI

NATURAL DISASTER

Seven killed due to rains in Jammu

JAMMU: At least seven people, including two women, have been killed and scores injured in heavy rains that led to many houses collapsing in the remote mountainous areas of Jammu region, officials said Monday. The flood situation was improving with water receding from major rivers, an official said. The administration has begun assessing the damage caused by the floods across the region, including loss to the crop. Road connectivity has also been restored in most areas. Houses have collapsed mainly in mountainous areas of Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda, Reasi, Udhampur and parts of Kathua district. Besides five people getting killed under the debris of collapsed houses and over two dozen injured, “two women were killed after slipping and falling from a narrow hilly track in Gool area of Ramban district”, the official said. The civil administration with the help of police, army and Indian Air Force rescued over 100 people trapped or marooned in the floods during last two days. IANS

AHMEDABAD: Rebel BJP leader Keshubhai Patel, who announced the formation of a new party to take on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming assembly polls, is likely to be projected as the chief ministerial candidate of the anti-Modi outfit. “Keshubhai Patel is likely to be projected as the chief ministerial candidate of the new party that he has announced to form,” a leader of anti-Modi group said. The party will contest all the 182 Assembly seats and

is likely to have a major impact on seats having Patel population. The chief ministerial candidate for BJP is Modi while the principal Opposition party, the

Congress — has not yet made up their mind on projecting anybody. Patel, 83, is considered to be very powerful in numerically strong Patel community which has been the backbone of BJP’s undefeated stint of power in Gujarat for the last 15 years. For Modi, it is very important to win the state elections of 2012 with a huge margin to have a legitimate claim of being a prime ministerial candidate of his party for the 2014 elections. PTI

NEWS BRIEFS CRPF head constable found dead, poisoning suspected LUCKNOW: A CRPF head constable was found dead in a car in Sarojini Nagar area here, police said today. The body of Ved Prakash Yadav, 34, posted in radio signal wing, was found in a car in a CRPF camp yesterday, they said. The police, which found Yadav lying dead on the passenger seat, found a liquor bottle in the car and suspect it to be a case of poisoning. The body has been sent for postmortem.

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Pakistani Rangers fire at Indian posts in Jammu JAMMU: Pakistani Rangers had opened “unprovoked firing” at two Indian border posts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector, BSF officials said Monday. According to officials, Pakistani troops late Sunday opened heavy fire on the Budhwar and Kot Kubba posts in Arnia sector of the international border, about 45 km south of Jammu.

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Body of councillor’s dad found BERHAMPUR: The body of the father of a councillor of Khallikote notified area council (NAC) in Ganjam district of Odisha, who was kidnapped recently, has been recovered, the police said today. “The body of Yudhistir Nahak (55) was found floating in Samala barrage near Talacher and handed over to the family members on yesterday,” inspector-in-charge of Khallikote Shisir Mishra said. Nahak, father of Shankar Nahak, a sitting councillor in NAC Khallikote was allegedly kidnapped by some miscreants from his home on July 18.

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MARITIME SECURITY

P8-I ready for last flight test The P8-I will add to the strategic reach of the Navy, sharpening its long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities to effectively dominate its 7,500-kilometre coastline.

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ndia’s US-made strategic multi-mission maritime aircraft, P8-I, is gearing for its final launch flight as the second of the eight ordered flying machines rolled inside the Boeing production line here. The P8-I will add to the strategic reach of the Indian Navy, sharpening its longrange maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities to effectively dominate its 7,500-kilo-

QUICK THINKING

Alert driver averts tain disaster in Tamil Nadu RAMESWARAM: An alert train driver averted a possible mishap when he stopped the Rameswaram-Chennai Express near here after he noticed that the engine shoe had come off. The train had left Rameswaram station at 5 pm as scheduled and reached Pamban 15 minutes later when the engine shoe came off. But the driver skillfully brought the train to a halt, averting an accident, railway officials said. The shoe was replaced and the train left Pamban after a delay of about 30 minutes, they said. PTI

metre coastline. The P8-I is named on the pattern of the US Navy’s similar version aircraft P8-A (Poseidon). The P8-I aircraft, to be equipped with the deadly Harpoon missiles, has been a dependable asset for the US Navy since the last few years and India is the first international customer of this variety of US defence product. The second P8-I, with the Indian flag and the Arakonam based INS Rajali’s Albatross

The P8 has been a dependable asset for the US since the last few years and India is its first international customer. insignia on its cockpit, has joined the production-line at the US aviation giant’s mission systems installation and checkout facility here.

While the first P8-I has already taken its test flight earlier this year, the second has also undergone its initial flight at the Boeing’s Renton field. At present, two P8-A Posiedon of the US Navy stand ahead of the Indian jet in the production-line. The second Indian aircraft will soon be ready for weapon’s and systems checking and then it will begin its final test flights.

The first batch of three P8-I aircrafts is scheduled to be delivered to India by next year and the Navy is expected to base them at its base in Arakonam near Chennai. “We are on track and will deliver the first aircraft to India by May next year,” Leland Wight, P-8I programme manager (Boeing Defence, Space and Security) told PTI inside the cradle factory of the P8 Posiedon aircrafts. PTI

TRANSFORMATION

Soon, ‘fruitful’ Chambal BHOPAL: Once infamous for its dacoits, the Chambal ravines in Madhya Pradesh would be made green by planting trees and helping villagers generate an additional income out of it, Gwalior-based Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya vice chancellor Vijay Singh Tomar said. The task for improving greenery of the ravines, spread over 6-7 lakh hectares in Gwalior-Chambal division, has been assigned to the university by the Centre recently, Tomar told PTI. The Centre has given a fund of `2 crore to the RVSKVV for the purpose. Under the scheme, farmers would be encouraged to plant fruit bearing trees and grow additional crops in the ravines,

the vice-chancellor said. The fruit trees like mango, amla, pomegranate, guava and ber (Indian jujube), medicinal plants and those used for firewood would be grown, Tomar said. Efforts would to make the farmers aware that they can earn additional money by planting fruit bearing trees and make available fodder for their cattle all over the year. If the scheme turns out to be successful, then food processing units would also be set up there to generate employment, Tomar said. So far, the ravines have been known for dacoit menace, but efforts are being made to bring a change in the mindset by transforming the Chambal area into a fertile land, he added. PTI


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World

HIROSHIMA MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF ATOMIC BOMBING Tens of thousands of people marked the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Monday, as a rising tide of anti-nuclear sentiment swells in postFukushima Japan.

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DRUNK FLYING

Fears set off by 9/11 haunt US Sikhs again The police have not identified the gunman, who was killed by police, or described a possible motive for the Wisconsin shootings. NEW YORK: The killing of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee brought fresh worries Sunday to the half million U.S. followers of a faith whose congregants have worried about their safety since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, when some began targeting adherents of a peaceful religion that stresses the equality of people, an AP report said.. While police have not identified the gunman, who was killed by police, or described a possible motive for the Wisconsin shootings, several leaders of Sikh organizations nationwide say the killings have brought to the surface fears that have lingered since 9/11 when some ignorant about their beliefs began mistaking them for potential terrorists. “This is something we have been fearing since 9/11, that this kind of incident will take place,” said Rajwant Singh, chairman of the Washington-based Sikh Council on Religion and Education. “It was a matter of time because there’s so much ignorance and people confuse us (as) being members of Taliban or belonging to (Osama) bin Laden.” Valarie Kaur, 31, a New Haven, Conn., filmmaker who has chronicled Sikh attacks for 11 years, said the shooting “is reverberating through every Sikh American home,” where the worst is feared. “We are experiencing it as a

FBI joins probe of Sikh temple shooting OAK CREEK, WISCONSIN: The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Sunday it had joined a probe of a shooting at a suburban Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, that left seven people dead, including the gunman. Police have not yet assigned a motive to Sunday’s shooting spree at the temple. AFP

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itnesses have described the attacker as a tall, bald, white man, about 40 years of age, dressed in a white Tshirt and black military pants and had many tattoos. One witness said he spotted a 9/11 tattoo on one arm of the shooter. The police suspect that the man lives close to the Gurudwara. A law enforcement official said he was not wearing a bullet proof vest.

hate crime,” she said. “Every Sikh American today is hurting, grieving and afraid.” The cloth turbans worn for centuries by members of the Sikh faith so they could better serve their communities through a commitment to the oneness of God in all faiths and equality for all people has ironically made them targets of those ignorant of their history, she said. Members of the Sikh community, including Simerpreet Kaur, center, gather for a news conference on Sunday in Fresno in response to the shooting in Wisconsin. “That turban has tragically

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marked us as automatically suspect, perpetually foreign and potentially terrorists,” Kaur said. Amarjit Singh, vice president of the Wheaton, Ill.-based Illinois Sikh Community Center, which serves 5,000 Sikhs, agreed about the Sept. 11 fears and said the congregation prayed for the slain victims as word of the shooting spread. “We have a lot of families who have family members that attend that temple,” Singh said. “It seemed so random.” Two elderly men wearing turbans were shot to death in March while taking a walk in Elk Grove, Calif., and police are investigating it as a hate crime. Days after the 2001 terror attacks, a Sikh man was killed in suburban Phoenix. AGENCIES

NEWS BRIEFS 13 dead in China workshop blast

Rebels attack Philippine towns with chainsaws

169 killed in North Korea floods

5 assailants in EgyptIsrael border hit killed

BEIJING: At least 13 people died while 14 injured following an explosion occurred at a workshop in China’s Zhejiang province, Xinhua reported. According to rescuers, the accident occurred Sunday afternoon in a village in Wenzhou city’s Ouhai district about 4.50 p.m. and a fire raged in an area of 200 to 300 square metres after the explosion.

COTABATO: A breakaway group of Muslim rebels armed with chainsaws and guns launched simultaneous attacks across 11 towns in the southern Philippines Monday. Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked an army detachment, touching off gunbattles in the southern province of Maguindanao.

MOSCOW: Severe floods have killed up to 169 people and injured 144 in North Korea since July. Another 400 people have gone missing in the floods that hit four regions of the country and destroyed crops in an area of 65,000 hectares. UN consider that the country is likely to face hunger due to crops losses.

SYDNEY: Five gunmen, who slew 16 Egyptian guards near the border with Israel before crossing into the Jewish state in an armoured vehicle, have been killed, an army spokesman said Monday. “The bodies of the five gunmen have been found by the Israeli army,” said the spokesman a day after the incident but did not give details.

A Qantas Airways pilot failed an alcohol test after being removed from the controls of a passenger flight just minutes before take-off over concerns she had been drinking, officials said Monday. The female captain was suspended following the incident last week on a Boeing 767-300 jet that had been about to take off from Sydney for the flight to Brisbane, the Australian carrier said.

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Marilyn Monroe fans gathered Sunday at the Los Angeles cemetery where she is buried, commemorating the iconic sex symbol on the 50th anniversary of her death.

OBAMA AIDE IN FIX Senior White House adviser David Plouffe, who managed President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, accepted a $100,000 speaking fee from an affiliate of a company doing business with Iran, The Washington Post reported Monday. The newspaper said the payment came from a subsidiary of MTN Group, a South Africa-based telecommunications company, which at that time was actively involved in business with a stateowned Iranian telecommunications firm.

The Sikhs are among the best Indian Americans — patriotic, law-abiding, industrious, generous and giving. I grieve with them today. Nirupama Rao Indian Ambassador to US


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Comment A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand Authoress

How to hatch a dragon baby

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y relationship with my parents is broken and my wife is suffering from depression. F**k the Year of the Dragon.” That’s how Justin Lin, a 38-yearold power utility employee, described the fallout from his and his wife’s failed efforts to produce a baby during the Chinese zodiac’s most auspicious year. “We didn’t want another kid, but my father made such a big deal about having a dragon grandson that my wife finally relented. When she didn’t get pregnant, they acted like it was her fault. We are both so stressed that she stopped eating and I started smoking again,” said Lin, taking a drag of his 長壽, or Longlife, cigarette. The Longlife’s an irony that’s not lost on Lin, who lives in the same west Taipei apartment building as his parents. “If they don’t kill me, these will,” he said, referring first to his parents and then pointing to the cigarette, popular among the island republic’s truck drivers and construction workers. Lin may have had problems this year, but many others have not. And that’s good news for Taiwan, which has been struggling to prop up one of the world’s lowest birth rates for years. In Chinese culture, babies born in the Year of the Dragon, which began on Jan. 23, are supposedly gifted with healthy doses of strength and luck. They are also believed to excel academically. It’s those traits that are producing a baby boom in Taiwan. According to the Ministry of the Interior, 107,508 newborns were welcomed in the first six months of 2012, a 17.29 percent increase from the same period last year. GLOBAL POST

HIGH-FLYING THOUGHTS He’s been the perennial underdog; he has come this close to glory that he deserved, yet for one thing or another, Andy Murray could not quite make it. But the Scot never gave up. For the tears he shed, for the years he kept his faith, he has been rewarded... with nothing less than the Olympic gold, that too beating the man who humiliated him at Wimbledon.

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hile they are busy applying cream and powder to make the City presentable to the world in October (CBD 2012) an disturbing thought crossed my mind. The GHMC will manage to account for the Rs.125 Crore it received for sprucing up Hyderabad for the world leaders, but how could one keep our commonplace issues from the discernible eye of the foreigners? They are not in the purview of the GHMC or the government, as it comes under the ‘civic sense’ and local culture.

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WHAT ARE THEY? Let us suppose a Liang-Su from Singapore has decided to take a trip to the famed Charminar. What are the sights that provide him an eyeful en route? n After he leaves the hotel in Gachibowli or Banjara Hills, he will realise in a few minutes that he has taken a suicidal move. He will say prayers in silence as he sees different wheels — from push cart to Porsche — competing with one another while pedestrians run across like a rabbit or trot like a fox. His chauffeur, he will see for his horror and relief, nose ahead of red signal and gives a honk as he pleases. The driver, a bearded young man in a fashionable T shirt, would swear in his native tongue at the lesser mortals in Maruti or bike to keep off when the royalty is in visit. n Su will wrinkle his nose at the unsightly view of men opening their zips and unloading at the wall along the road. n The Singaporean dignitary will also have the privilege to see people coming and dumping steaming waste on the unoccupied niche at the corner and it is promptly pounced on by street dogs with delight.

he has seen all comes the jolt. The cab reaches Charminar and Su who had kept his camera ready was suddenly dejected. The marvelous Charminar that looks lovely in photograph was partly blocked by ugly structures and shops. For all this troubles! He wondered, and swore an oath at the City Fathers.

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He will wonder at the tuk-tuk they call auto-rickshaw that comes like loose cannon aslant the street, and the driver thrust one leg out like a peeled banana to indicate he is turning, and take a maddening swerve to join the main traffic, giving an honest driver a bloody jab at his heart. If the honest driver is weak- hearted he rather keep the number 108 handy. All along, Su will wonder how the tuk-tuk maintains its own rules. He will learn how free a country India is. He will also realise the auto drivers are the most free people with a will and leave to spit along the way, not to bath for months , not to wear the auto driver’s shirt and pack his tiny vehicle with passengers like sardines in tin. As Su watches the crowded streets where parking is ‘as you please’ and the miserable traffic cop at the corner collect tenners on the sly, he will make a note of all in his mind to blot after reaching his beautiful, sterilized home. As he thought

If you don’t want to be cursed at, here is the solution, belated though, will prove a boon not just to the visitors but to the ill-treated tax-paying citizens of Hyderabad. Of the `125 Crore you plan to squander, you immediately commission four solid waste treatment plants in four directions of the city. Dirt treated, not removed, will give City a natural glow. This will also curb mosquito menace and give relief to the poor suffering people around Jawaharnagar. Try not to remove but preserve the trees which are on roads. Preserving is an art and it saves many years of labour. Roads can well be planned keeping the trees, the road you plan is not Express highway. Put a heavy penalty on the litterers (I suggest start it from Jubilee Hills where the Shakers and Movers live) and have the guts to tell them they can’t help punishing the littering because it is implemented by the committee called ‘Eco-terrorists’ who will not listen to messengers of god.

TAILEND Many visiting dignitaries will be writing about their Hyderabad experience later online and in print. I recall a blog a German scribbled in his blog after his visit to Hyderabad in connection with his tour and travel business. “All roads are perpetually in festive mood. Full of men and machines, each contributing as much carbon as possible. All weirdos. And for the traffic rules? “ Gosh! Oh! Gosh.” That would suffice your Worshipful Mayor! The writer works for Postnoon

EDITORIALS Tolerance and trust need of the hour

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sad day yesterday when a man unleashed terror opening fire at people at a gurudwara in Wisconsin in the US. Incidents like these are proof that no one is safe, no place is safe. The fear and distrust following 9/11 that haunted Sikhs and people of other community settled in the US have made a comeback now. In the hue and cry that ensue after violence of this sort, we forget one very important thing. Ignorance of people about their society that makes any country is the root cause of such tragedies. After 9/11, angry Americans would target anyone who looked different, even if their victims were American citizens. They could not understand that though these people looked different and belonged to other religions, they were honest folk inadvertently caught up in the confusion set off by terrorists. The need of the hour is to keep restraint and build trust and tolerance among various sections in the US. This applies to us Indians too.

READERS’ VIEWS

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here had been many doubts if Usain Bolt could replicate his Olympic feat of Beijing in London. Hamstring injuries have been niggling the strapping Jamaican, and a couple of setbacks before the greatest sports carnival had sowed wariness in the minds of even his staunchest fans. What had been worrying Bolt was his start. When he stopped worrying about it, things changed. This is a lesson for all of us, for it’s the ending that matters, not how and when we start.

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

THEATRE WORKSHOP A production oriented theatre workshop by Samahaara is on till August 26th at The Actor’s Studio, Ayyappa Co-operative Society Colony, Hi-tech City.

TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE

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Game development

A world of opportunities Aisec is a great way to meet people, learn, and make a difference. ARYA SAJJALA feedback@postnoon.com

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largest student-driven organisation. AIESEC is present in over 110 countries with over 60,000 members. It has over 730 locations across the globe and provides over 16,000 internships a year. Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and participate in a global learning environment. The organisation is run by young people for the youth, enabling a strong experience for all its stakeholders. The members are part of an exciting, driven, global network. They are able to contribute to societal change while exploring their own vision for a positive impact on society. AIESEC is supported by thousands of partner organisations around the globe who look to AIESEC to support the development of youth and to access top talent through our

History of AIESEC The idea behind AIESEC started in the 1930s, when representatives from schools across Europe exchanged information about various programmes and schools that specialised in business. In 1944, the two students Jaroslav Zich of Czechoslovakia and Stanislas Callens of Belgium founded AIESE, the predecessor of AIESEC which was officially founded in 1948.

global internship programme. AIESEC alumni are leaders within their organisations and communities. They use the experience, skills and inspiration AIESEC provided them to become agents of positive change within today’s society. As for me, AIESEC has given me everything from A to Z. It gave me the chance to lead a team, participate in a group, work with international citi-

zens, create and maintain an extremely huge and effective network, work on my business ethics and work on social issues every day. When I first joined the organisation, one of the vicepresidents said, “AIESEC is like a supermarket. Anything you want is available here. It is up to you to chose the right things that will make your AIESEC experience the best one!” The experience, knowledge, growth and exposure one gets working for this organisation is absolutely something to cherish forever. I will end by saying that if you’re someone who’s looking for that catalyst to go beyond his/her limitations and get an edge over other, AIESEC is something you should consider. AIESEC Hyderabad is now recruiting. So go for it and be the change! To join, visit www.aiesec.in/join. (The writer is a volunteer at AIESEC, Hyderabad.)

Ever since Jism 2 starring Canadian porn star Sunny Leone is released, there has been a great hue and cry about a porn star’s entry into mainstream Bollywood cinema. What do youngsters feel about the same? Find out.

Not a big deal

Sunny, a bad actress

Nothing new

I don’t think it is a big deal since there is already a lot of skin show in Bollywood now with the Dirty Picture trend still on. I couldn’t catch Jism 2 till now because I have been busy but I am definitely watching the movie soon.

I think porn stars should be banned in Bollywood. Sunny Leone is a very bad actress and I feel like I have wasted my money by watching Jism 2. She should stick to doing what she is good at and not get into acting.

I don’t understand why guys would be interested to pay and watch a chick in clothes when she has already stripped many times before in porn films. For a guy who watches porn, there is nothing new to see about her.

Rushab Mota, CBIT alumnus

Vamsi Panchagnula, Gokaraju Rangaraju college

Meenakshi Thakur, CBIT

A 3D Game Development workshop will be conducted at IIT Hyderabad by Bhramm Technology, a Kanpur-based firm run by the alumni of IIT Kanpur. The first day of the workshop will consist of 6 hours of topic discussion and theoretical expertise, and the second day will have 10 hours of coding and game building exercises. Certificates will be awarded to the participants.

COLLEGE OF THE WEEK

Vasavi

Vasavi College of Engineering is a self-financed institution affiliated to Osmania University and approved by AICTE. Located in Ibrahimbagh, the college ranks among the best private engineering colleges in the country. It offers B.E., M.E. and M.C.A. courses in various disciplines. The current principal of the college is Dr IV Rao.

TRENDING...

The age of friendhip bands is long gone. Youngsters are gifting each other personalised mugs and teeshirts with photographs of their friends on it. Unlike friendship bands, it is easier to save these. Moreover, you can always show them off too.

The latest fad among collegians today are the flip flop wedges. Unlike the regular flip flops, these have wedged platforms and go well with capri pants, shorts, or flowy skirts. They come in funky colours and designs and have become a favourite among girls.


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spotlight

WHERE’S THE PARTY TONIGHT?

Who says Mondays can't be fun. Head to the Rock & Retro Night with DJ Huzefa at Dublin, ITC Kakatiya for a fun-filled evening, the best way to ring in a rockin' week.

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It’s not every day that you get to shake hands with the megastar Chiranjeevi. So when he appeared at the launch of the Kairali Health Spa at KPHB Colony, Kukatpally, guests and fans alike were overjoyed. Talk about auspicious beginnings!


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health

STRAWBERRY EXTRACT PROTECTS AGAINST UV RAYS A strawberry extract developed by Italian and Spanish researchers seems to protect the skin against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation and reduce damage to DNA. UVA and UVB emitted by the sun, penetrate the earth's atmosphere. They cause premature aging or wrinkling of the skin.

PHOBIAS

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are scared that something might go wrong and they may not have access to help. So even watching a movie in a cinema hall can make them feel threatened,” says Dr Praveen Kumar Chintapanti, psychiatrist and director Tranquil Minds. “In patients with claustrophobia, the brain interprets certain things as threats and starts pumping adrenalin triggering a flight in fight response. Typically

a patient with experience anxiety, hyperventilation, have sweaty palms and soles, and feel the need to escape that particular surrounding,” he adds. Dr Praveen adds that in patients with claustrophobia the amygdala part of the brain,

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which is the seat of emotions, gets activated. “This is what produces fear in the person. Also the raphe nuclei which stores adrenaline and serotonin is faulty. In people with claustrophobia there is more adrenaline and less serotonin,” he says.

HOUSECALL

iMuscle

Churg-Strauss syndrome

Muscle is a sophisticated workout aid that can be taken anywhere. Use it to identify a body part or individual muscle by zooming into a 3-Dimensional human body with the musculature exposed. Then access all the exercises associated with the development / rehabilitation of that muscle.

CSS is an autoimmune condition which means the body turns on itself. The WBC’s become too numerous and attack the body’s healthy tissues. During this process, the eosinophils cluster together and release harmful granules in various parts of the body. Damage to the blood vessels results in them becoming inflamed, The lungs also become damaged in about 70 per cent of CSS cases.

Claustrophobia can be managed by a person’s coping mechanisms to distract themselves, pharmacological intervention or behavioural therapy. “We prescribe medication to increase the serotonin levels in the brain and to deal with the hypertension.

DID YOU KNOW? You can’t snore and dream at the same time Have you had family members complain about your snoring? It is said that if you spend the whole night dreaming then you wouldn’t have been snoring.

Behavioural therapy also helps curb the attacks. Additionally patients can also practice yoga and pranayam to relax themselves. Lifestyle changes like avoiding stimulants like caffeine and including exercise and a healthy diet helps too.”

PIONEERS Rhazi Numerous firsts in the field of medicine have been credited to Rhazi has been associated with numerous firsts. These include being the first to differentiate smallpox from measles, and the discovery of numerous compounds and chemicals including kerosene. Razi is also known to have made fundamental contributions to the fields of medicine, alchemy, music, and philosophy.


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WOMEN AND LONGEVITY

Study sheds light on why women outlive men A new study conducted with fruit flies may explain why women live longer than men. TALIA RALPH

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“mother’s curse” of DNA transfer from mothers to their children may explain why women outlive men, according to a new study published in Current Biology. According to the research, the secret to women’s staying power lies in the energy-generating parts of our cells known as mitochondria, which have their own DNA distinct from the DNA that lives in the center of the cell’s nucleus, according to LiveScience. In virtually every species, this mitochondria DNA is passed down from a mother to her child, without DNA from the father. Because of this handing-off of genes, harmful genetic mutilations may be able to accumulate, including those that cause harm to men but not women, according to the study. Because the natural selection process works only in mothers’ mitochondria, it eliminates mutations that could hurt females, the Independent reported. “If a mitochondrial mutation pops up that is benign in

females, or a mutation pops up that is beneficial to females, this mutation will slip through the gates of natural selection and go through to the next generation,” study researcher Damian Dowling, an evolutionary biologist at Monash University in Australia, told reporters. Dowling and his team conducted a study with fruit flies in which they injected diverse mitochondrial DNA from different strains of fly into a group of fruit flies with the same cellular DNA, according to LiveScience. They then recorded how fast the flies aged and died, and found that the mitochondrial variations influenced the life expectancy in the male flies — the female flies remained unaffected, according to the Telegraph. “Intriguingly, these same mutations have no effects on patterns of ageing in females. They only affect males,” Dowling said, according to MedicalXpress. “All animals possess mitochondria, and the tendency for females to outlive males is common to many different species. Our results therefore suggest that the mitochondrial mutations we have uncovered will generally cause faster male ageing across the animal kingdom.” They dubbed the phenomenon the “Mother’s Curse.” “These findings …offer a new and compelling explanation to one of life’s greatest puzzles — why the female of many species, including humans, live longer than the males,” co-researcher Dr David Clancy of Lancaster University told the Telegraph. Worldwide, there times as many women over the age of 100 than there are men, according to the Telegraph. GLOBAL POST

breakthrough

Deadly fumes to reverse heart disease?

A study is being conducted to use chemicals in vehicle exhaust fumes to open arteries in the heart LONDON: Scientists have hit upon a unique method to open up clogged arteries and reverse heart disease — using toxic chemicals in vehicle exhaust fumes for the purpose. Ian Megson, professor from the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) and his team are

working on the use of toxic chemicals carbon monoxide and nitric oxide to widen blood vessels and prevent blood clots. Megson said releasing the normally poisonous toxins into the heart in miniscule amounts blocks the body’s ability to clot and relaxes arteries, dilating

them and permitting more blood to flow through. The treatment is hoped to benefit patients suffering from heart attacks and strokes and was developed by fine-tuning machines used to measure car exhaust emissions in garages. The experiments, which aim

to successfully deliver the gases and measure their impact, are being carried out by chemists at St. Andrews University and Megson’s team at the UHI using pig hearts. “It is at a very early stage in development but has huge potential,” added Megson.

growing pains Dr Diana Monteiro

Imaginary friend is a passing phase Recently I saw my 5-year-old talk to herself while playing. When Iasked her, she told me it was her friend. While I have heard of many saying that they had an imaginary friend as a kid I am worried about this having a negative impact on her. Is my concern justified or should I just ignore it. A child’s first several years are a time filled with play activities that are an essential part of development. Play contributes to a child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Play allows children to engage with the world around them and allows them to learn and control different aspects of their environment. They also learn the rules of social groups, norms, sharing and competition through play. Young children often talk to and of their ‘friends’ as a part of play. These imaginary friends are apart of the fantasy world that is a normal part of a child’s development. Fantasy and imaginary characters are an important part. It is through fantasy that we are able to imagine what we want to achieve and for children, it appears to be a normal part of the growing processes. When a child is playing alone, it is not uncommon for him/her to talk to herself as a part of playing. Many children have imaginary friends who last through a significant portion of childhood and gradually disappear from a child’s life as the child grows into school-age. There is no cause for concern, unless it is accompanied by other signs that are troublesome. If a child has no chance to interact with other children because of the living environment, imaginary friends can become the substitute in a child’s fantasy. Additional intervention might be warranted if, when given the opportunity to play with other children, a child refuses and only wants to play with his/her imaginary friends. A child should develop normally and socialise and want to play with other children. As long as there are no other problems and the child has real friends as well, imaginary friends is quite normal and no cause for concern. The writer is a counselling psychologist at the Hyderabad Academy of Psychology. You can write to her at askdrdiana@gmail.com


MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012

Entertainment

MATRU DEVO BHAVA TO BE REMADE

K Ajay Kumar’s Matru Devo Bhava starring Madhavi and Nassar is going to be remade in Bhojpuri. Jayaprada and Manoj Tiwari are going to play the lead roles in this Bhojpuri remake.

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Businessman 2 shelved

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uri Jagannadh has announced that he has dropped the plans of making a sequel to Businessman. After completing Pawan Kalyan’s Cameraman Ganga Tho Ramababu and Allu Arjun’s Iddarammaayilatho, he is going to write a new story for a film starring Mahesh Babu.

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aapsee is on the verge of bagging a big film, if the latest rumours are anything to go by. She’s reportedly in talks with Puri Jagannadh to play one of the lead roles in Allu Arjun’s Iddarammaayilatho. However, we hear that she hasn’t signed yet on the dotted line. Ganesh Babu is going to produce this film which is likely to go on floors in September. In the past, Taapsee has acted with actors like Ravi Teja, Prabhas, Gopichand and Manchu Manoj. If she does join the cast of Iddarammaayilatho, industry insiders say that it might just give her career in Telugu cinema a big push since the film has Puri Jagannadh and Allu Arjun onboard. Currently, Taapsee is part of Chandrasekhar Yeleti’s action adventure, Venkatesh’s Shadow and Ajith’s next action Tamil film. Besides these films, she’s awaiting the release of Gundello Godaari and Chashme Baddoor.

hraddha Das is all set to join the team of YVS Chowdhary’s Rey in San Francisco. She’s playing the role of a pop diva in this musical love story. The principal shooting of this film starring Sai Dharam Tej, Saiyami Kher and Shraddha Das has been going on for more than a month in various locations in US.

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US-BASED ADULT WEBSTORE

CINE BYTES

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source tells E! News that Jennifer Lopez is “taking some time to think about things” with beau Casper Smart after pictures surfaced that reportedly show the backup dancer ducking into a peep show doorway just a day before J.Lo’s 43rd birthday in NYC. Smart says he was lost and entered the wrong doorway, while his lawyers strongly refuted what they claim were defamatory statements made by tabloids — against which they threatened legal action. Whatever the case may be, a source close to Lopez tells E! News: “She is taking some time to think about things. They are still together. But the photos have shaken her up.” According to the source, Lopez “has never been great at picking men, and this feels all too familiar to her.” “They have not split yet, but it’s fair to say they are cooling off a bit. The pictures have created a distance between them. Even if Casper is telling the truth, and he didn’t mean to walk into the doorway, it just proves how young and immature he is. He should have been more careful, he knows he is often being followed by paparazzi.” So what’s in store for the couple despite what we can only anticipate being an uncomfortable conversation? “Jennifer cares about Casper, they are certainly very close,” says the source. “But he is not the love of her life. She can live without him. If she does decide to split from him, she’ll be ok. She just needs some time to think about whether Casper is worth all this trouble.”

‘PSYCHOTIC MAN IS THREATENING TO KILL ME’

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Whitney’s Final Show Teased in ‘Sparkle’ trailer

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ee-Lo Green is the focus of the latest Sparkle trailer, but a glimpse of Whitney Houston’s final big screen performance may be the reason to watch. The trailer teases footage of Houston’s character—a former singing star—performing in a church choir. The film, which hits theaters soon, features Houston as the mother of a singer, Sparkle, played by Jordin Sparks.


MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012

Chai Time

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man. ARTHUR YOUNG

KAKURO

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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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STAR POWER for 7-8-2012

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PISCES

Tensions existed at workplace for employees will disappear. Proper recognition likely for the good work done. Pay hike and promotion on the cards. Good events to take place at home.Businessmen will get good opportunities.

Govt. sops likely to be received. Health will be fine. Traders will see a good profit margin. Enemies will be very active. Be alert and try to be in harmony with all. Legal issues might keep you under prerssure.

Your social status is set to improve. Unexpected financial opportunity likely. Mother's health will become alright. Bitter experi-ences because of relatives and friends likely which will hurt your feelings. Children will do well.

QUICK CROSSWORD FRED BASSET

Financial constraints likely. Businessmen might see a reduction in profit margin. They also need to struggle a lot to achieve their targets and goals. Debt problems will continue to haunt. Artists will struggle hard and attain success.

Hurdles likely for businessmen and chances of the margins getting reduced. Chances of misunderstanding likely between couple and try to avoid. Adopt slow and steady policy to keep works going steady.

Expected good results will be achieved by putting necessary and sincere efforts. Health problem likely, take care. Employees need to discharge their duties carefully to avoid the ire from superiors. Hurdles likely in work undertaken.

Businessmen might face loss due to which they have to rise new debts. Think several times before taking any major decision.Wanderings will be more during business journey. Help and support likely from maternal relatives.

Businessmen might be careful in transaction as there are chances of facing loss.Also there are chances of getting bad name and blame,hence advised to exercise caution. Misunderstanding with brothers and sisters likely.

Bold and major decisions taken will yield desired results. Avoid bad friends as you might get dragged into problems due to them. Businessmen need to struggle hard to win over the competitors and stay ahead in the trade.

TAROT READ

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ARIES:

GEMINI:

Queen of Swords – You’re feeling like you’re the only one who understands something. Maybe someone else is looking at it from another point of view.

LEO:

Three of Wands – The wait is over. The ships are finally moving again, and they’re moving towards you. You’ve been ready and waiting to experience all the .

LIBRA:

STONE SOUP

Three of Pentacles – Take up a study course or pick up a new skill. That is one of the ways you can ready yourself to compete in this world with stiff competition.

SAGITTARIUS:

Six of Pentacles – Someone is coming to your rescue. You have made gaffs in the past and your good luck has helped you.

TAURUS:

Five of Swords – You will find yourself disagreeing with peers and coworkers. This may not be a bad thing but know how to disagree without conflict.

CANCER:

The Moon – You’re likely to feel moody as the moon is waning. Your energy reserves may be low. Don’t spend a lot of time alone.

VIRGO:

King of Wands – You’re thinking of solutions too much from the heart and not enough head. Think practically. You need to be more open to ideas.

SCORPIO:

Seven of Swords – Someone is hiding something from you, and not knowing the whole truth is making you incapable of making the right decisions.

CAPRICORN:

Temperance – Be patient. Your day in the sun is not too far away. Meanwhile, continue working hard and making your portfolio strong and creative.

SOLUTIONS

PISCES:

The Star – After a long spell of dark clouds, you are finally seeing the silver lining. Things will change for the better and your finances will also improve.

NUMBER GAME

The Chariot – Travel is on the cards. You may be asked to step in for someone else in another branch of your office. You will find it quite boring.

SCRABBLE

AQUARIUS:

INK PEN

Businessmen need to study the situation before taking any major decision or planning new investment. An opportunity which seems like very promising might lead you to losses in future. Health needs to be taken care of.

for 7-8-2012

Death – Expect major changes in the next few days. Some drastic steps will have to be taken. You will actually have no choice in the matter.

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

You will be able to find good ways to solve major problems. Relatives and friends might put you in an embarassing situation. Businessmen will get bank loans sanctioned. Govt.officials need to work in a straight forward manner.

SUDUKO

Family will remain very peaceful. Businessmen will see a good momentum and profit will go up considerably. They have a good chance to gain financially through a new contract signed. Tensions likely through children.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012

OUR MAN IN LONDON DEV S SUKUMAR

MEDAL TALLY

Lin Dan, Chong Wei: Undoubtedly an epic rivalry

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en years from now, Malaysia will still be talking about it.

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In the pubs, in the clubs, in schools – they will talk about Lee Chong Wei’s loss to China’s Lin Dan for a long time to come. The last decade of men’s singles badminton has been a battle between three: Lin Dan, Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat and Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei. The early rivalry between Hidayat and Lin Dan mostly went Hidayat’s way, but once Lin Dan matured as a player, he became the closest one could go to the word ‘unbeatable’. With four World Championships and the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal, Lin Dan is easily the most accomplished badminton player ever. Meanwhile, another rival had sprung up: Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who started winning Superseries titles consistently. (In badminton, although the Superseries is often likened to the Grand Slams in tennis, it is yet a rung lower in prestige to the World Championships or the Olympics.) As the years progressed, many doubted Chong Wei’s ability to win the really big ones: the World

China’s Zhou Lulu won the women’s Olympic over-75kg weightlifting gold with a new world record of 333kg at the ExCel Arena in London

Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei (Top) plays against China’s Lin Dan during the Men’s Singles gold medal match at the London 2012 Olympic AFP/ADEK BERRY Games in London, on Sunday.

Championships, the Olympics, or the Asian Games gold medal. It wasn’t a question about talent as much as it was about self-belief. At the Beijing Olympics final, with everybody talking of a dream match between Chong Wei and Lin Dan, the Chinese world champion creamed him in the final. Chong Wei surprisingly won the 2009 All England title beating Lin Dan in the final – but the doubts remained. The

All England is a prestigious title, but the World Championships or the Olympics are something else. At the 2011 World Championships in London, the two booked a final date yet again. The match went into a third game, until Chong Wei had match point at 20-19. He just needed one more point to refute all his critics and prove himself capable of beating the great Lin Dan in a World Championships final. Did Lin Dan suddenly

Zhou sets record

BARNABY CHESTERMAN Agence France-Presse LONDON: China’s Zhou Lulu won the women’s Olympic o v e r - 7 5 k g weightlifting gold with a new world record at the ExCel Arena here on Sunday. World champion Zhou set a new record of 333kg, breaking her old mark from last year’s world championships of 328kg. She also matched South

play better? Did Chong Wei choke? How would we ever know? All we saw was that Lin Dan saved two match points and converted one of his own, to crown himself champion yet again. Chong Wei looked destroyed. We thought he’d never recover from that blow. But there he was on Sunday, 5th August, playing the Olympics final for the second straight time. Lin Dan again. Could Chong Wei do it? He won the first game easily. Lin Dan fought back to take the second. It was neckand-neck until the end, and Chong Wei suddenly had the advantage at 19-18. It was his big moment. One more point and he was one step away from claiming the gold. And yet... off a high clear to the baseline, Chong Wei suddenly decided to let the shuttle drop, hoping perhaps that it would fall out. It didn’t. Lin Dan took the next two points and ran all around the arena. He’d done it yet again. Two Olympic gold medals. They will call him the Greatest of All Time from now on. And poor Chong Wei, left to contemplate on what might have been. He’ll have to live with this for the rest of his life.

China’s Zhou Lulu competes to win the gold medal during the women’s 75+kg group A weightlifting event of the 2012 Olympic AFP/YURI CORTEZ Games at The Excel Centre in London Sunday.

Korean Jang Mi-Ran’s world marker of 187kg in the clean and jerk. And in a stunning competition European champion Tatiana Kashirina of Russia

set a new snatch world record of 151kg as she missed out on gold by just one kilo. Hripsime Khurshudyan of Armenia claimed bronze with a total lift of 294kg.

The competition boiled down to a straight shoot-out between Zhou and the woman she deposed as world champion last year, Kashirina. The Russian drew first blood as she twice improved on her own world record in the snatch, taking it from 148kg to 151kg. She lifted 5kg more than Zhou in that section, meaning the Chinese athlete needed to pull something out of the bag in the clean and jerk in order to claim gold. And as she weighs almost 30kg more than Kashirina, she needed to surpass the Russian’s total rather than match it as doing so would have seen her lose out on bodyweight.


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Zou wins floor event China’s Zou Kai claimed his fifth Olympic gold medal on Sunday. This medal happens to be the 24year-old’s second medal at the 2012 London Games and his fifth medal overall, the highest by any Chinese gymnast LONDON: China’s Zou Kai claimed his fifth Olympic gold medal on Sunday, while Great Britain proved their emergence as a force in world gymnastics by supplying two of the medallists in the pommel horse final. Zou’s successful defence of his men’s floor title gave the 24-year-old his second gold medal of the London Games and his fifth overall, which is more than any other Chinese gymnast. “This medal means a lot to me,” said Zou, whose floor routine was awarded a winning score of 15.933 points. “It’s my fifth Olympic gold medal and I’ve won the

Hansen wins crown Denmark’s Lasse Norman Hansen won the men’s inaugural Olympic omnium crown here Sunday to break British dominance of the track cycling at the Velodrome. Frenchman Bryan Coquard finished second to take the silver with Britain’s Ed Clancy forced to settle for bronze. Britain’s unstoppable track squad had won four of the five gold medals.

Vlasov wins wrestling

China’s gymnast Zou Kai performs during the men’s floor exercise final of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on Sunday at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. Zou Kai won the AFP/THOMAS COEX gold medal.

most Olympic gold medals in the Chinese team now,” said the winner. Zou claimed three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics four years ago and he can repeat the feat if he prevails in Tuesday’s hori-

zontal bar final. Runner-up Kohei Uchimura finished with the same score as Russia’s Denis Ablyazin — 15.800 — but the Japanese star took the silver medal on account of his higher execution score.

Sandra emerges victorious in women’s vault

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omania’s Sandra Izbasa exploited an error by American favourite McKayla Maroney to claim the Olympic gold medal in the women’s vault final on Sunday. The American, Maroney miscued her second vault, leaving her with a silver medal, while Russia’s Maria Paseka took the bronze medal.

“Although I wasn’t able to get gold today, I think I did really well, so I am satisfied,” said Uchimura, who was crowned individual allaround champion on Wednesday. In the pommel horse final, Hungary’s Krisztian Berki took the title by the slimmest of margins to prevent Louis Smith from claiming Britain’s first ever artistic gymnastics gold medal. Berki and Smith finished on the same score — 16.066 points — but reigning world champion Berki was awarded the gold medal as his execution score of 9.166 was 0.100 points higher than that of Smith’s. AFP

China takes top honours Wu Minxia won the women’s 3m springboard diving gold to draw level with Guo Jingjing ROBERT SMITH Agence France-Presse LONDON: China’s Wu Minxia won the women’s 3m springboard diving gold medal to draw level with Guo Jingjing as the most-decorated diver at the Olympics with six medals on Sunday. World champion Wu, 26, totalled 414.00 points from her five dives to beat teammate He Zi (379.20) and Mexico’s Laura Sanchez (362.40). Wu’s victory was China’s fifth gold medal from five events as they attempt an

NEWS BRIEFS

Wu’s tribute to Guo

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u Minxia praised Guo Jingjing as her ‘big sister’ after equalling the Chinese diving great’s record of six Olympic medals in consummately taking out the 3m springboard gold on Sunday. Wu was in a superior class to her 11 rivals reeling off five impeccable dives to tally 414.00 points and comfortably defeat He Zi. China’s Wu Minxia competes in the final of the women’s 3m springboard diving event on Sunday. AFP/MARTIN BUREAU

unprecedented sweep of all eight diving medals in London. China won seven out of

eight diving events at the Beijing Games four years ago, having won all 10 diving golds at last year’s Shanghai world championships. “Every dive I did today was quite perfect and I got the gold medal, that’s why I was emotional, I’m very excited. I have worked for so many years for that, it’s not easy,” Wu said. Wu, who won the synchronised 3m springboard with He on the opening day of the competition, has now the 3m synchro gold medal three times and is an Olympic bronze medallist from Beijing 2008. She also has a silver from Athens 2004.

Russia’s Roman Vlasov and Hamid Soryan Reihanpour of Iran won Olympic gold medals on the opening day of the Greco-Roman wrestling on Sunday. World champion Vlasov, 21, won the under-74kg division while five-time world champion Reihanpour took under-55kg gold. Vlasov beat Arsen Julfalakyan in the final by two rounds to none

Kiwi putter in a spot New Zealand Olympic chiefs launched an investigation into a blunder that almost cost reigning women’s shot put champion Valerie Adams the chance to defend her title in London. An “administrative error” meant Adams’ name was missing from the official start list for her competition, the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) said.

Pak, Dutch win Olympic Games men’s field hockey results on Sunday: Group A Pakistan 5 South Africa 4 Great Britain 3 Australia 3 Group B New Zealand 1 Belgium 1 Netherlands 3 Germany 1 India 1 South Korea 4

Pistorius fails to qualify South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius failed to qualify for the Olympic Games 400m final on Sunday. The 25-year-old had on Saturday become the first double amputee to compete in an athletics event at the Olympics, but he was never in contention in his semi-final and finished last in a time of 46.54sec.


MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012

Gelana storms to marathon win

YES! LIGHTNING DOES STRIKE TWICE

Priscah Jeptoo took Kenya’s third consecutive silver in the event, five seconds behind Gelana.

Gelana crosses the finish line ahead of silver medallist Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya in the women’s marathon. AFP/FRANCISCO LEONG

JOHN WEAVER LONDON: Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana won gold in the women’s marathon on the streets of London on Sunday, denying the powerful Kenyans their first Olympic crown in a Games record time of 2hr 23min 7sec. Priscah Jeptoo, part of a Kenyan contingent eyeing a medals sweep after last year’s one-two-three at the world championships in South Korea, took the nation’s third consecutive silver in the event, five sec-

onds behind Gelana. Russia’s Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova collected the bronze in 2:23:29. Gelana, who ran the second fastest time of 2012 in this year’s Rotterdam marathon, took charge of the race in the closing stages and 2011 world silver medallist Jeptoo did not have the strength to match her. The fancied Mary Keitany, who has won the past two London marathons, was long part of the leading pack but slipped off the pace shortly before the 41-kilometre mark as the rain came down.

Kemboi pushes aside troubles to win Kemboi faces trial for allegedly stabbing a woman earlier this year. LONDON: Kenyan Ezekiel Kemboi won the men’s Olympic 3000m steeplechase for the second time on Sunday, showing great mental strength to put aside the pressure of a court case he faces back home. The 30-year-old — who faces trial for allegedly stabbing a woman earlier this year — timed 8min 18.56sec to finish ahead of France’s

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabear, who clocked 8:19.08 for a second succssive silver. Another Kenyan, Abel Kiprop Mutai taking bronze (8:19.73). Kenya’s dominance of the event now stretches back to the 1984 Los Angeles Games — they have now won eight consecutive golds. Kemboi then celebrated in unusual fashion by dancing with Mekhissi-Benabear.

Usain Bolt, the world record holder turned on the after-burners at 60m to clock an Olympic record of 9.63sec, the second fastest time in history. LUKE PHILLIPS Agencie France-Presse LONDON: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt sealed his status as the greatest sprinter of all time after retaining the men’s Olympic 100m title with an electrifying display on Sunday. The world record holder turned on the after-burners at 60m to clock an Olympic record of 9.63sec, the second fastest time in history. Bolt banished the doubts that had surrounded him in the build-up to the Olympics after he was beaten by training partner

Yohan Blake in the Jamaican trials, but the young pretender was left trailing two metres behind. American 2004 Olympic gold medallist Justin Gatlin completed his remarkable comeback from a four-year doping ban by taking the bronze medal in a personal best of 9.79sec. Bolt revealed afterwards that his false start in last year’s world had been worrying him before the race, but his coach Glen Mills put him straight. “My coach told me ‘stop worrying about the start, the best part of your race is at the end,” he said.

This [100m victory] means I’m one step closer to being a legend. That’s one step, I have the 200m to go, so I’m looking forward to that. Usain Bolt World sprint champion


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Sanya ends US 400m wait

Richards-Ross became the first American to win the Olympic title since Valerie Brisco-Hooks in LA in 1984

Sanya Richards-Ross celebrates after winning the women’s 400m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. AFP/ERIC FEFERBERG

PIRATE IRWIN Agencie France-Presse

‘80,000 of you; 8 men; 9 seconds; 100 metres’ Seats for the final were reportedly being sold for several thousand pounds. ROBIN MILLARD Agencie France-Presse LONDON: The hottest ticket of the London Games — seats for Sunday’s final were reportedly changing hands on the black market for several thousand pounds — had been billed as potentially the fastest race in history. “The time has come,” the

crowd were told, to a giant roar. “80,000 of you; eight men; nine seconds; the men’s 100 metres final!” The Olympic Stadium, designed with a temporary upper tier, has been criticised by some for being plain and featureless. But a stadium filled with 80,000 people and nothing else but the fastest men on the planet makes for hell of an atmosphere.

Then the quiet was shattered by a explosion of sound and light, with a deafening ring of cheers, shouts and screams. Bolt puffed out his cheeks, looked dead ahead, and by the time he had glanced a few times to his left, he was dipping for the line and breaking his Olympic record. Four years after dazzling the world in Beijing, ‘Lightning’ had struck twice.

LONDON: American Sanya Richards-Ross won the women’s 400m Olympic title on Sunday in a time of 49.55sec to end a 28-year gold drought in the event for the United States. Defending champion Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain finished second in 49.70sec while DeeDee Trotter of the United States took bronze in 49.72sec. Richards-Ross, 27, became the first American to win the Olympic title since Valerie Brisco-Hooks in Los Angeles in 1984 and will

attempt to emulate her when she tries to add 200 metres gold later in the Games. “This win is impossible to describe,” said Richards-Ross, who has the chance of leaving with three golds as she will also go in the 4x400m relay. Five years ago she almost had to retire because of a mystery illness initially diagnosed as Behcets syndrome but which a new doctor believes is a skin disease. Ohuruogu, also world champion in 2007, was distraught because of the race she had run, although she graciously did a lap of honour.

Pars puts the hammer down

Rypakova takes triple jump

LONDON: Hungary’s Kristzian Pars won the men’s hammer Olympic title ending the misery of twice finishing in fourth spot at world and Olympic finals. The 30year-old recorded a winning mark of 80.59m, beating defending champion Primoz Kozmus, who threw a season’s best of 79.36m, while Japan’s Koji Murofushi took bronze.

LONDON: Kazakhstan’s Olga Rypakova won Olympic gold in the women’s triple jump on Sunday. The 27-year-old world indoor champion leaped a season’s best of 14.98 metres. Colombian Caterina Ibarguen claimed silver with 14.80m, with Ukraine’s current world champion Olha Salduha taking bronze with 14.79m.


MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012

sports

REDDY, ANWAR & KUMAR ARE ‘AIRTEL RISING STARS’

Maheshwar Reddy from Andhra Pradesh Sports School, Teja Pawan Kumar from Andhra Pradesh Sports School and Aamir Anwar from Nasar Boys School were adjudged as the three ‘Airtel Rising Stars’ at the Hyderabad talent hunt that concluded at the city’s Gymkhana Grounds.

SOUTH AFRICA IN ENGLAND

RENO-TAHOE OPEN

Rain plays spoilsport

Matt Prior said the positive side of the lost playing time was that it meant there were only two possible results — a draw or an England win. COLIN BRYDEN Agencie France-Presse LEEDS: England’s hopes of squaring their Test series against South Africa flickered briefly before heavy rain brought an early end to the fourth day of the second Test at Headingley on Sunday. A fluent innings of 68 by Matt Prior (right) gave England a six-run first innings lead with the hope of bowling out an injury-hit South African team cheaply in a second innings which started shortly before lunch. But opening batsmen Graeme Smith and Jacques Rudolph resisted some hostile bowling before a mid-afternoon thunderstorm - the second rain stoppage of the day - ended play with South Africa on 39 for no wicket, a lead of 33. “It’s very frustrating,” said Prior. “To get a small lead and put South Africa under a bit of pressure, it would have been nice to have had the opportunity to bowl all day at them and pick up a few wickets going into the last day.” Prior said the positive side of the lost playing time was that it meant there were only two possible results - a draw or an England win. “For them to know they have to bat out a day can sometimes be quite tough. We’ve got nothing to lose, we have to come very hard tomorrow morning. It’ll take a bit of luck and a lot of

skill, but who knows?” Smith was one of three of South Africa’s regular top four batsmen carrying an injury. He had to be helped off the field on Saturday after falling heavily on his left knee. But he led his side onto the field with the knee heavily strapped and when he batted he did not appear to be hampered in his running between the wickets. Rudolph opened the batting with Smith in place of first innings century maker

West Indies wrap up series 2-0 KINGSTON, JAMAICA:

West Indies won the second Test on Sunday to wrap up a 2-0 series win over New Zealand, beating the Black Caps in Kingston by five wickets. The hosts reached 206 for five having started the day just 71 runs short of victory, as Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit the winning run to add to last month’s nine-wicket success at North Sound.

Alviro Petersen, who did not field because of a hamstring injury and will be unable to bat until five wickets have fallen. South Africa suffered a further injury blow when allrounder Jacques Kallis could not take the field on Sunday because of back spasms. South African team manager Dr Mohamed Moosajee said Kallis was the major concern. “Jacques has a an issue with lower back spasms. His back will seize.”

WASHINGTON OPEN

Dolgopolov rules Washington Dolgopolov denied the 34-year-old Haas a ninth career title in the US.

WASHINGTON: Second seed Alexandr Dolgopolov survived a three-hour rain interruption to claim his second career title with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 6-1 win over Germany’s Tommy Haas at the ATP hardcourt event Sunday. Dolgopolov, ranked 25th in the world, denied the 34-yearold Haas a ninth career title in the US. “I didn’t know quite how to play him before I came out but

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it worked well and I’m happy I won,” said Dolgopolov. “I needed to show my best game. “I had to attack and make winners against Tommy. It was a tight match, especially in the opening set with the weather coming in. “I had to play well in the important moments and ignore the conditions,” added the Ukrainian who hammered 11 aces. Dolgopolov needed two-

and-a-quarter hours on court to secure his final victory in the tough conditions. Haas struck nine aces but also produced 11 double-faults — his last as he dropped to 5-1 down in the final set. Haas, ranked 36th in the world, was bidding for his second trophy this season after beating Roger Federer for the Halle title on grass two months ago.

Henry beats Rocha in Reno

Henry finished with 43 points in the Stableford scoring system RENO, NEVADA: American JJ Henry posted seven points in the fourth round to win the PGA Tour’s $3 million Reno-Tahoe Open by one point over Brazil’s Alexandre Rocha. Henry finished with 43 points in the Stableford scoring system which awards eight points for double eagles, five for eagles, two for birdies, zero for pars. One point is subtracted for bogeys and three points deducted for double-bogey or worse. Henry led going into the final round and then hung on for his second USPGA Tour title. Brazil’s Alexandre Rocha carded three birdies in the last six holes to close the gap at the Montreaux Golf and Country Club. He earned nine points on Sunday to end with 42. Argentina’s Andres Romero finished third with 37 points after scoring a half dozen points in the final round. American John Mallinger had two points Sunday to finish by himself in fourth with 34.

BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

Bradley scrapes to win in Ohio

AKRON, OHIO: Keegan Bradley saved par on the final hole by pouring in a 15-foot putt to claim the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Sunday, denying Jim Furyk the first wire-to-wire victory of his career. Bradley rallied with a final round six-under 64 Sunday to finish at 13-under 267 and win by one stroke over Furyk and Steve Stricker. “I still can’t believe it,” Bradley said. “I am just so thrilled.” It was the first win for Bradley since capturing the 2011 PGA Championship and he now heads to Kiawah Island, South Carolina to try to defend that title next week. Jim Furyk led the tournament for 71 holes before suffering a meltdown on the par-four No. 18 where he shot a double bogey.


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