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ndia-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, scheduled to begin his twoyear prison sentence on June 18, told a U.S. court that he should not be required to pay a heavy $13.9 million in civil penalties since he already has to pay over $11 million in criminal fines. Gupta’s lawyer Seth Waxman argued his case during a hearing before a three-judge panel of the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals here on June 16. Gupta, 65, was not present for the hearing, during which Waxman argued that his client personally did not make any money from the trades done by Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajratnam and “nor had any expectation of making any money.” Waxman said that Gupta should not be permanently barred from serving as a director on a board of a public company or taking up the role of investment adviser. The appeals court judge asked Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawyer David Lisitza that does not the civil penalty of nearly $14 million “seem high” since Gupta already has to pay $five million fine in the criminal case and

S based rights group “Sikhs for Justice” has challenged U.S. government’s suggestion to a Washington court to grant immunity to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case. The U.S. Department of Justice in a May 2 submission asked the Washington federal court “to recognize Prime Minister Singh’s immunity from this suit while in office” as determined by the US government. The determination was “in consideration of the relevant principles of customary international law, and in the implementation of its foreign policy and in the conduct of its international relations,” it said. However, “The United States expresses no view on the merits of Plaintiffs’ claims against Prime Minister Singh”, the submission added. Challenging the submission, SFJ on June 16 asked the court to take a “judicial notice” of the fact that Dr. Manmohan Singh is no longer the Prime Minister of India and therefore does not enjoy immunity as “head of a foreign government”. The Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA) also does not cover acts committed by the foreign officials in their “official capacity,” it said. In April, deputy principal legal

$80 million in 2008. Lisitza said “if not Gupta then who” should pay the fine since Gupta breached the trust of his company and board when he disclosed Goldman’s confidential information to Rajaratnam. Gupta’s lawyers have said he did not accrue any “direct financial benefit” from the insider trading offenses and yet he has been ordered to pay a “heavy price” of two years in prison, a $ 5 million fine and a separate $6 million in restitution to Goldman Sachs. In addition to the $13.9 million civil penalties, the district court issued three permanent injunctions which effectively prohibit Gupta from ever serving as an officer or director on a board of a pub-

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The IIT and Harvard alumnus is expected to serve about 85 percent of his two year term and will be back home by 2015 end. $6.2 million as restitution to Goldman Sachs. The judge said Gupta was “convicted for two trades” on which Rajaratnam made money. He asked if it is “reasonable” for Gupta to pay $24 million in total out of his alleged net worth of more than

lic company or accepting employment that involves associating with brokers, dealers, or investment advisors. Gupta will pay more than $25 million in fines, restitution, and penalties as a result of the criminal and civil proceedings against him.

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advisor of the US State Department had asked the Department of Justice to submit “Suggestion of Immunity” to the court and take necessary steps for dismissal of case against former prime minister Dr. Singh. A Federal Court in Washington had issued summons to the former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh on charges of “funding several counter insurgency operations in state of Punjab during the 1990s resulting in more than hundred thousand Sikhs being killed extra-judicially by the security forces”. The case against Manmohan Singh was filed during his September 2013 visit under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA).

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Sethuraman Panchanathan

2011, previously worked as a Data Communication Engineer for International Software India Limited in Chennai, India in 1986. Panchanathan has held a number of positions at Arizona State University since 1998 and has been a foundation chair professor in Computing and Informatics since 2009 and a founding Director of the Centre for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing since 2001.

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin woman in the U.S. has been conferred an Indian diaspora organization’s 2014 Service Award. Meena Kumari, associate professor of anatomy and physiology at Kansas State University College of VetMeena Kumari erinary Medicine, has received the 2014 Service Award of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America, a university statement issued on June 17 said. “It is very humbling to be chosen for this award,” Kumari said. “Being at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine has taught me what it means to serve with dedication and, above all, enthusiasm,” she said. Kumari has a doctorate in Andrology and master’s in Neuroendocrinology from the University of Delhi.

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ew Delhi b o r n Pratishth a Khanna, who came to the U.S. illegally at the age of ten, is one of ten local ‘Champions of Change’ honored by the White House for their exemplary leadership in their communities. All the ten honored on June 17 were what are called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients under a programme initiated by President Barack Obama through a memo signed on June 15, 2012. The program requires the U.S. immigration authorities to defer removal action for certain undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children and have pursued education or military service here. They are also often referred to as “DREAMers” as most of them meet the general require-

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ments of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. “These DACA recipients serve as success stories and role models in their academic and professional spheres,” the White House said. Khanna from Laurel, Maryland for one, is currently a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and will graduate in May with a BS in Biology. She is an active member of the API Youth Convening-DACA Collaborative planning committee and the Maryland Dream Youth Committee (MDYC). She is also a member of Dreamers for DREAMers student organization at UMBC. After graduation, Khanna will be working (thanks to DACA) as an Emergency room medical scribe and will pursue a Certified Nursing Assistant Programme at Howard Community College. She hopes to attend medical school in Fall 2017.

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US to send troops to Iraq: Obama WASHINGTON: Amid concerns over a militant group’s advancement toward the Iraqi capital, US President Barack Obama on June 16 notified Congress that up to about 275 US military personnel will be in Iraq to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the United States in September on an invitation by US President Barack Obama

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ill U.S. President Barack Obama take Narendra Modi for a casual walk across the street to Bombay Club in the American capital for a ‘chai pe charcha’ on bilateral ties when the Indian prime minister comes calling in September? It may not be as wild a guess as it seems at first glance. For of late “the bear is loose” — to use Obama’s own catch phrase — for his recent impromptu escapades from the “bubble” at the White House. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough suggested an afternoon coffee break, and without telling the press or most of the staff, the president walked a block and half to a nearby Starbucks outlet. “The bear is loose

again,” Obama told a staffer as the two walked out without jackets and with their shirt sleeves rolled up — tailed by White House reporters and the secret service in tow. “How’s the coffee?” a CBS News correspondent who just happened to be around, asked Obama as the commanderin-chief walked back to the West Wing with a paper cup in hand, greeting construction workers and waving at tourists on the way. “Uhh...it’s tea,” the president replied. The president’s staff, according to CBS News, says there’s no planned message in these impromptu outings, that he just likes to walk and talk, but they like the message they think it sends: regular guy. Then next day Obama took Education Secretary Arne Duncan for a short ride across the Potomac to grab a hamburger for lunch at the FireFlies, a small single storey restaurant in Alexandria,

US calls for efforts to protect oceans

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WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry said the oceans are facing threats from over-fishing, pollution and acidification, and called for “a comprehensive, global strategy” to protect them, media reported on June 17. Kerry made the remarks while inaugurating a two-day international ocean conference hosted by the US Department of State,

to discuss the danger to the oceans and concrete actions that should be taken, Xinhua reported. Around 400 people from more than 80 nations, including World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, several heads of states as well as foreign ministers, were present at the “Our Ocean” conference held in Washington, D.C. “Stewardship of our ocean is not a one-person event, it is a national event, it is a country event, it is a universal requirement all across this planet,” Kerry told the conference participants. “The ocean today supports livelihoods of up to 12 percent of the world’s population. But it’s also essential to maintain the environment in which we all live,” he said. According to Kerry, one third of the world’s fish stocks are over exploited, and the rest are being fished to their absolute maximum sustainable level. “A significant chunk of marine life may simply die out because it can no longer live, no longer survive, in the oceans’ water,” said the American Secretary of State.

Virginia. Obama may be currently at odds with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, but four years ago he took his predecessor Dmitri Medvedev for a ride across the Potomac for lunch at his favorite hamburger joint, Ray's Hell Burger, in Arlington, Virginia. It was "Just a Couple of Guys Grabbing Burgers" as the New York Times headlined the summit lunch. So would it be a surprise if Obama takes Modi out for a little tete-a-tete with a once unwelcome guest to let bygones be bygones?

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American embassy in Baghdad. Obama said in a letter to Congressional leaders that the force, which began deploying on June 15, has been sent “for the purpose of protecting US citizens and property, if necessary, and is equipped for combat,” news agency Xinhua reported. “This force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed,” Obama wrote. Earlier, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on June 14 ordered the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush to move from the North Arabian Sea into the Gulf, amid escalating violence in Iraq. The order will provide President Barack Obama additional flexibility should military options be required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

Unending school shooting: Obama says America should be ashamed WASHINGTON: As America witnessed its 74th school shooting this week since the “massacre of innocents” at an elementary school 18 months ago, President Barack Obama said he was ashamed that America can’t put a stop to them. “We should be ashamed of that,” Obama said, hours after a 14-year-old was shot at an Oregon high school last week. “There’s no place else like this,” he said lamenting barring a fundamental shift in public opinion, “it will not change.” “My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage,” Obama said. No developed nation on earth would

put up with mass shootings that happen now once a week and disappear from the news within a day - no nation except America, Obama said as he took questions from young Americans through the social media site Tumblr. There have been 74 school shootings since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were shot to death, according to a group called Everytown for Gun Safety.

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hat the rest of the world calls football, people in the US call soccer. Now, historians have discovered that the term ‘soccer’ originated in Britain and comes from Association Football. The word soccer originated in Britain at the end of the 19th century and was commonly used there, the findings showed. “Americans have long referred to Association Football as ‘soccer’, to the point where many people believe it is fact the word was invented in America,” wrote Stefan Szymanski, professor at University of Michigan in the U.S. “It appears that as the popularity of soccer has grown in the US, the word has been used less and less,” Szymanski added. The researchers analysed usage of the two words from 1900, and

Soccer is one of the most popular sports across the world.

It appears that as the popularity of soccer has grown in the US, the word has been used less and less. found Britons only stopped using the word soccer about 30 years ago. People in the US invented their own variant of the game that they simply called ‘football’ in the early

1900s. ‘Association Football’ became ‘soccer’ in the US, and what was called ‘gridiron’ in Britain became simply ‘football’ in the US, Daily Mail reported.


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‘A strong India good for neighbors’ On his maiden visit to Bhutan, PM Narendra Modi stresses the need for forging closer ties with neighbors Addressing a joint session of Bhutan’s parliament, Modi, who ndian Prime Minister Narendra arrived here on June 15, said if India Modi, affirming that a “strong” progresses, it will directly impact the and “prosperous” India stood to development of its neighbors. benefit its subcontinental “Stability and development in neighbors, assured Bhutan that his India will help neighbors like regime would fulfil all commit- Bhutan,” he said during a rousing ments made by its predecessor and speech which he delivered extemannounced major trade concessions pore in Hindi. for the landlocked nation. Modi’s speech, which touched Wrapping up his two-day official on a wide range of issues concernvisit to Bhutan, his first abroad after ing South Asia and India-Bhutan he assumed office last month, Modi relations, was heard in rapt attenstressed the need for forging closer tion by Prime Minister Tshering ties in tourism, hydropower and Tobgay, his orange robed ministerproposed an annual hill sports festi- ial colleagues and other MPS who val involving India’s northeastern wore blue robes. states alongside Bhutan and Nepal. Such was the impact of the PM Narendra Modi addressing the Joint Session of Parliament of Bhutan, in Thimphu on June 16. (Photo: IANS) In a joint statement issued at the address that the gathering broke end of the visit, Bhutan agreed with into spontaneous applause in a In a bid to further improve the of items like milk powder, wheat, the two countries formulate a joint India “not to allow each other’s ter- nation where clapping is viewed — ties, India announced its decision to edible oil, pulses and non-basmati policy for a tourism circuit by tapritory to be used for interests inimi- and resorted to — as the gesture to exempt Bhutan from any ban or rice. “Terrorism divides and tourism ping Bhutan’s rich resources and cal to the other”. ward off evil spirits. quantitative restrictions on exports unites,” Modi said, and suggested India’s capabilities. SIRSHENDU PANTH, THIMPHU

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ttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi resigned on June 17 as the Narendra Modi government’s apparent move to nudge some UPA-appointed Governors to step down turned into a political confrontation, with the Congress terming the move “dictatorial” and “political vendetta”. Joshi sent his resignation a day after Home Secretary Anil Goswami is understood to have called some governors, suggesting they resign. Among those who are understood to have been called are Kerala GoverGovernors BL Joshi (left) and Sheila Dikshit. nor Sheila Dikshit, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan and to resign until she gets the orders in Tuesday termed as “dictatorial” the Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan. written. There is speculation that BJP-led government’s bid to move Meanwhile, Sheila Dikshit, who Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal out governors of some states, saying was appointed Kerala governor ear- and Nagaland Governor Ashwani it was against democratic traditions lier this year, has reportedly refused Kumar may also go. The Congress and constitutional propriety. IANS, WASHINGTON

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ndia is leading the way in efforts to combat the challenges of global warming while sceptical Americans still question climate change, according to a new global survey by Time magazine. Of the six countries polled, Indians were the likeliest to express deep concerns about energy and consumption and were the most committed to conservation and the most optimistic about their ability to reduce emissions. More than 9 in 10 Indians report- pay more for clean energy as resi“Germans are in the habit of ed that conservation issues were dents of Brazil, Germany, Turkey, powering down their computers. “very important” to them, com- South Korea or the U.S. Brazilians are assiduous about pared to 68 percent overall, the U.S. “Each of these countries has switching off lights. The U.S. leads news magazine’s survey about atti- moved to minimize their environ- the way in recycling.” “But Indians tudes toward energy found. Indians mental footprint in different ways,” reported the most comprehensive were more than twice as willing to the Time survey noted. approach to energy conservation.”

India leads efforts against climate change: Time

Munde’s death: CBI registers case NEW DELHI: The CBI on June 17 registered a case following allegations of foul play in the road accident that killed union minister Gopinath Munde, an official said. The Central Bureau of Investigation registered the case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code against “unknown persons” relating to Munde’s death in the accident here. “We took up the investigation of the case on June 16 on the orders of the government of India and registered an FIR today after inspection of the scene of crime,” said a CBI official. The agency has collected all relevant documents pertaining to the case from Delhi Police. Munde, a popular BJP leader from Maharashtra, was on his way to the Indira Gandhi International airport June

Gopinath Munde 3 when his car was hit by another vehicle at the Prithviraj Road-Tughlak Road roundabout in Lutyens’ Delhi. Munde died due to shock and haemorrhage following injuries to his neck and liver in the accident.

Modi minister faces rape charges NEW DELHI: Union minister of state for chemicals and fertilizers Nihalchand Meghwal has been facing serious allegation of rape and has been under fire since June 12 when he was summoned by a district court in Jaipur to appear in

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the case in which the minister and 16 others are charged. In 2011, a woman had filed a first information report in Vaishali Nagar police station of Jaipur, of sexual exploitation by Meghwal and 16 others, including her husband. After investigation, the police closed the case in 2012, saying they found the charges to be false and fabricated. Later, on January 28, 2013, the woman challenged the police closure report in the court, which issued notices to all 17, asking them to respond by August 20. Meanwhile,National Commission for Women on June 17 said it will write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking dismissal of Meghwal. Terming the case as “unacceptable”, NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma said: “I will write to PM.”


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ndia-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, scheduled to begin his twoyear prison sentence on June 18, told a U.S. court that he should not be required to pay a heavy $13.9 million in civil penalties since he already has to pay over $11 million in criminal fines. Gupta’s lawyer Seth Waxman argued his case during a hearing before a three-judge panel of the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals here on June 16. Gupta, 65, was not present for the hearing, during which Waxman argued that his client personally did not make any money from the trades done by Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajratnam and “nor had any expectation of making any money.” Waxman said that Gupta should not be permanently barred from serving as a director on a board of a public company or taking up the role of investment adviser. The appeals court judge asked Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawyer David Lisitza that does not the civil penalty of nearly $14 million “seem high” since Gupta already has to pay $five million fine in the criminal case and

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The IIT and Harvard alumnus is expected to serve about 85 percent of his two year term and will be back home by 2015 end. $6.2 million as restitution to Goldman Sachs. The judge said Gupta was “convicted for two trades” on which Rajaratnam made money. He asked if it is “reasonable” for Gupta to pay $24 million in total out of his alleged net worth of more than

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$80 million in 2008. Lisitza said “if not Gupta then who” should pay the fine since Gupta breached the trust of his company and board when he disclosed Goldman’s confidential information to Rajaratnam. Gupta’s lawyers have said he did not accrue any “direct financial benefit” from the insider trading offenses and yet he has been ordered to pay a “heavy price” of two years in prison, a $ 5 million fine and a separate $6 million in restitution to Goldman Sachs. In addition to the $13.9 million civil penalties, the district court issued three permanent injunctions which effectively prohibit Gupta from ever serving as an officer or director on a board of a pub-

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2011, previously worked as a Data Communication Engineer for International Software India Limited in Chennai, India in 1986. Panchanathan has held a number of positions at Arizona State University since 1998 and has been a foundation chair professor in Computing and Informatics since 2009 and a founding Director of the Centre for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing since 2001.

lic company or accepting employment that involves associating with brokers, dealers, or investment advisors. Gupta will pay more than $25 million in fines, restitution, and penalties as a result of the criminal and civil proceedings against him.

NRI woman awarded for contribution to education in US NEW YORK: An Indian-origin woman in the U.S. has been conferred an Indian diaspora organization’s 2014 Service Award. Meena Kumari, associate professor of anatomy and physiology at Kansas State University Meena Kumari College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the 2014 Service Award of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America, a university statement issued on June 17 said. “It is very humbling to be chosen for this award,” Kumari said. “Being at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine has taught me what it means to serve with dedication and, above all, enthusiasm,” she said. Kumari has a doctorate in Andrology and master’s in Neuroendocrinology from the University of Delhi.

S based rights group “Sikhs for Justice” has challenged U.S. government’s suggestion to a Washington court to grant immunity to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case. The U.S. Department of Justice in a May 2 submission asked the Washington federal court “to recognize Prime Minister Singh’s immunity from this suit while in office” as determined by the US government. The determination was “in consideration of the relevant principles of customary international law, and in the implementation of its foreign policy and in the conduct of its international relations,” it said. However, “The United States expresses no view on the merits of Plaintiffs’ claims against Prime Minister Singh”, the submission added. Challenging the submission, SFJ on June 16 asked the court to take a “judicial notice” of the fact that Dr. Manmohan Singh is no longer the Prime Minister of India and therefore does not enjoy immunity as “head of a foreign government”. The Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA) also does not cover acts committed by the foreign officials in their “official capacity,” it said. In April, deputy principal legal

Dr. Manmohan Singh

advisor of the US State Department had asked the Department of Justice to submit “Suggestion of Immunity” to the court and take necessary steps for dismissal of case against former prime minister Dr. Singh. A Federal Court in Washington had issued summons to the former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh on charges of “funding several counter insurgency operations in state of Punjab during the 1990s resulting in more than hundred thousand Sikhs being killed extra-judicially by the security forces”. The case against Manmohan Singh was filed during his September 2013 visit under the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) and Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA).

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ew Delhi b o r n Pratishth a Khanna, who came to the U.S. illegally at the age of ten, is one of ten local ‘Champions of Change’ honored by the White House for their exemplary leadership in their communities. All the ten honored on June 17 were what are called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients under a programme initiated by President Barack Obama through a memo signed on June 15, 2012. The program requires the U.S. immigration authorities to defer removal action for certain undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children and have pursued education or military service here. They are also often referred to as “DREAMers” as most of them meet the general require-

ments of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. “These DACA recipients serve as success stories and role models in their academic and professional spheres,” the White House said. Khanna from Laurel, Maryland for one, is currently a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and will graduate in May with a BS in Biology. She is an active member of the API Youth Convening-DACA Collaborative planning committee and the Maryland Dream Youth Committee (MDYC). She is also a member of Dreamers for DREAMers student organization at UMBC. After graduation, Khanna will be working (thanks to DACA) as an Emergency room medical scribe and will pursue a Certified Nursing Assistant Programme at Howard Community College. She hopes to attend medical school in Fall 2017.


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Modi in a new avatar Now, the prime minister’s restraint and dignity are in marked contrast to his earlier combative persona. It cannot be gainsaid that his electoral success has either had a remarkable mellowing effect, or that Modi is really two individuals rolled into one AMULYA GANGULI, IANS

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ven if the metamorphosis of Narendra Modi from a “hate figure to an avatar of modernity and progress”, as has been noted by the Congress MP, Shashi Tharoor, has earned his party’s displeasure, the description is likely to seem apt to most people. Moreover, the transformation will appear startling because only a few months ago, Modi was at his vituperative best — or, rather, worst — to the

Modi not only intends to set behaviorial patterns but also implement his hands-on style of administration. extent of calling Tharoor’s companion of the time, Sunanda, who has since died, a “`54,000 crore girl friend”. The jibe was at her alleged involvement in an Indian Premium League (IPL) scam. Now, the prime minister’s restraint and dignity are in marked contrast to his earlier combative persona. It cannot be gainsaid that his electoral success has either had a remark-

able mellowing effect, or that Modi is really two individuals rolled into one. While his earlier avatar was all fire and brimstone, his latest individuality is nothing but sweetness and light. Besides, it isn’t only that the end of the poll campaign has brought the curtains down on his belligerence. He is now also living up to his image as the doer, who follows a punishing work schedule with an unremitting focus on governance. As his commandments to ministers and officials show — do not touch my feet, keep your offices clean, speak to the point, do not dawdle over files — Modi not only intends to set behavioral patterns but also implement his hands-on style of administration. From the commendation which he received from Sonia Gandhi for his promise on the women’s reservation bill to the proposal to introduce a diamond quadrilateral of bullet trains to complement the golden quadrilateral of highways, and the setting up of 100 world class cities, Modi can be said to have hit the ground running. True, much of this is still only pledges. It will take time for the results to become visible. What is reassuring, however, is the business-like aura which the prime minister projects. The impression which he conveys is that there will be no dragging of feet where official efforts are concerned. It is noteworthy that the new government hasn’t taken a single false step except for the V.K. Singh affair, where the former army chief apparently exceeded his brief as a minister in a matter concerning his successor who has been backed by Defense Minister Arun Jaitley. The earlier rumpus about Article 370 relating to Kashmir caused by a minister of state in the prime minister’s office has also died down. Perhaps Modi’s advice to ministers to conduct “research” before voicing their opinions has had an effect.

The Gandhis must vacate for an opposition to take shape SAEED NAQVI, IANS

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fter the vigorous opening speech in the Lok Sabha by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi’s rump of a party looked even more battered and bruised. The most reassuring news for them since the May 16 election results is spread across three columns of Times of India: ‘Gandhis will personally probe the poll defeat’. In other words the regular system of the famous A.K. Antony committees to investigate Congress defeats is being discarded. Antony, an acute Gandhi loyalist, never in the course of his numerous probes, turned the search lights on his political masters. But this time he may be left with no room for maneuver. The Gandhis will be on the dissection table. Reports of irreversible poor health may be leaked. What better way to stop the leak than sink the very idea of the Antony Committee. That the mother and son team have undertaken to probe the

party’s rout implies that their leadership was not flawed, that the fault for the debacle lies elsewhere. The decision also implies that at least the Gandhis believe there still is a party under their leadership, intact. Senior leaders have been charting their own course. As soon as Commerce Minister Anand Sharma sensed rout, he obtained from Sonia the permission to represent the Congress at President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration in South Africa. Shashi Tharoor, with eye always on the main chance, began to publicly wish Narendra Modi were his leader, inviting a rebuke from Mani Shankar Aiyar who went on to say on TV that “Rahul should be allowed to do the good work he is doing”. The greatest security for the Gandhis, one which will keep them on their perch, is that there is no life left in

the rump to ask questions. Those who could have asked questions, like Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, have been kept outside the paddock. The simple principle of dynasties is: the crown prince must not have a challenger. The queen must never be upstaged. The truth is that the make-belief shrouding the last days of the Gandhis cannot last very much longer. Their saga is not likely to end in tragedy. Tragedies require a quality of heroism which is missing here. Their’s is shaping up to a pathetic end. Are they really waiting for another rout in the state elections? It is very easy for Sonia Gandhi to blame the spectacular defeat on scams, the party’s inability to communicate, unmotivated cadres, debilitating bipolarity at the top, unidentifiable leadership, a formidable list. Will she ever admit to herself that

she was badly advised by a concentric circle of advisers who did not have their fingers on the pulse? It will be an act of great courage to face the unbelievably harsh truth. Never has a political family been so universally hated, despised, loathed. This was part of the energy which became a wave for Modi. Sonia Gandhi must reflect (the young man seems incapable of any reflection) how adoration in 2004, when she refused the prime ministership, turned to such undiluted disgust by 2014. From the very beginning, the Congress president demonstrated her inability to distinguish between loyalty and sycophancy. Remember Oscar Fernandez weeping inconsolably because “Madame” had refused the crown. And the dim Renuka Chaudhury let loose upon chat show audiences as some sort of a Congress intellectual. She too was rewarded for having wept copiously at “Mam’s” refusal of the crown.


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40 Indian construction workers kidnapped in Iraq

Baghdad on the brink of collapse?

15 killed in fresh militant attack in Kenya

BAGHDAD: Amidst reports of massive fighting between Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite militia and Sunni militants to take control of the city of Tal Afar in the northern Nineveh province, Sunni militants have attacked Iraq’s largest oil refinery in Salahudin province on June 18, sparking a huge fire, a provincial police source said. Hundreds of gunmen, including the militants linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), an Al Qaeda offshoot, waged an attack at dawn on the refinery compound in Baiji city from several directions with machine guns and mortar rounds, the source said. Earlier, insurgent groups overran the city of Baiji, some 200 km north of Baghdad, as well as large parts of the predominantly Sunni province of Salahudin, including its capital Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad. The deterioration in security situation in Iraq started last week when bloody clashes broke out between the Iraqi security forces and Sunni militants.

NAIROBI: In a fresh attack a day after massacring 48 people in a Kenyan coastal town, Al-Shabaab militants killed 15 people in a village in the same area, police said on June 17. Lamu county Commissioner Stephen Ikua said the militants killed 15 people in Poromoko village Monday night, a day after they massacred 48 people in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni. “We have received reports of fresh attacks and we have sent a contingent of police officers to establish the number of casualties and nature of attack,” Xinhua quoted Ikua as saying. The attack came despite strong government assurances that it would protect the citizens and arrest the assailants. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for both attacks. In its radio broadcast, the militant group said it carried out fresh attacks in Mpeketoni and killed more than 20 people, including police.

Workers belong to Punjab and work for Tariq Noor al Huda company IANS, NEW DELHI/BAGHDAD

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ndia on June 18 said 40 Indians working for a Turkish construction company have been abducted in violence-hit Iraq’s Mosul area which has been taken over by Sunni militants. The external affairs ministry here did not say which militant group had seized the workers. Earlier media reports blamed the abduction on the Sunni insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) who have seized the cities of Mosul and Tikrit and are advancing menacingly towards capital Baghdad. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the workers mostly belonged to the country’s northern states such as Punjab and worked for the Tariq Noor al Huda construction company. He said no ransom call had been received and the Iraq Red Crescent had “indicated to us that they were kidnapped”. He said their current location was not

known. Asked about the safety of the Indians, the spokesperson said they were “trying to establish contact” and that “there are no guarantees”. Asked if the workers were kidnapped while being evacuated, he declined to reveal details.

touch with them and the Iraq Red Crescent is ensuring their security and welfare. While there is no air link between Tikrit and Baghdad, the Indian mission is also not keen to evacuate them by the land route. He said the mission is studying a number of options to bring

External affairs ministry in New Delhi has not said which militant group had seized the workers in Mosul, Iraq “Information flow in an evolving situation is uncertain. I can only confirm that they’ve been kidnapped and we are doing everything possible to bring them back safely,” he said. He said India will not leave any stone unturned in providing help to its nationals in Iraq. He also said that the Indian embassy in Baghdad was not to be shut down. On the situation of the 46 Indian nurses in Tikrit, the spokesperson said the Indian mission is in

out the nurses who want to return. Some of the nurses have, however, opted to stay put, he informed. The spokesperson also said that 200 Indians in Najaf working for a Turkish company were “feeling uneasy” and wanted to return. The Indian mission is working to bring them back, and the first lot would be leaving Najaf on Friday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has also made phone calls to the relatives of a number of people stranded in Iraq.

SOuTH ASiA 177 terrorists killed in North Waziristan: Pakistan Army ISLAMABAD: Pakistan military on June 17 said that 177 “terrorists have been killed” in major military operation against the local and foreign militant groups in North Waziristan tribal region over the weekend. “Operation in North Wazirastan Agency is progressing as per plan. No operation in civil populated areas has been started so far,” the army said, adding North Wazirastan Agency has been isolated by deploying troops along its border with neighboring agencies and other tribal regions to block any movement of terrorists in and out of the Agency. critical determinants; first that it is C UDAY BHASKAR, NEW DELHI Six hardcore terrorist hideouts operating as per the directives of the Commercial and Residential construction government and second, were destroyed by jet aircraft on June he Pakistan military elected Bonded that it will eliminate “terrorists 17 in Shawal area of North WaziraslaunchedLicense Zarb-e-Azb, a Insured tan Agency, bordering Afghanistan. major offensive operation regardless of hue and color”. Lighting and lighting controls  Consultation,design,permits,finished and financing The spokesman said troops have Pak military has demonstratagainst terror groups operating from plans The - complete residential andterrorists commercial services  TileWaziristan and counterson- allJune types15. of natural man-made materials cordoned off all bases, that it has the ability toPlumbing apply the North Pak- ored HVAC - complete residential and commercial services  Foundation-concrete,block,retaining walls and concrete systems  istan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pressure on the adversary. The true including the main town of Mir Ali and  Drywall - hanging, taping, and texturing  Carpentry-framing,finish,cabinets and doors Miranshah, headquarters of North bePaint its and stratedeclared: “We will no longer allow test of Zarb-e-Azb will wallpaper  Site preparation - teardown, and hauling Waziristan. gic and political underpinning. Will Pakistan to be a sanctuary for terror Windows - vinyl, wood and custom-made  Flooring - complete range from hardwood to custom tile

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Voting ends in Afghan runoff polls KABUL: Polling in Afghanistan’s presidential runoff election concluded on June 14 evening and counting of ballots has begun, an official said. “The polling, which began 7 a.m. Saturday has ended at 4 p.m.,” Xinhua quoted Independent Election Commission (IEC) commissioner Sareer Ahmad Barmak as saying on June 14. The Afghan election officials said that the election was relatively peaceful, barring some attacks and complaints. The officials said the IEC has taken note of allegations of fraud and all those allegations are being looked into. The runoff election will decide whether former foreign minister

Abdullah Abdullah or former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai leads the country into a new era with declining international military and civilian assistance. The two entered a runoff after none of the eight candidates obtained an outright victory or more than half of the valid votes in the first round held April 5. The Taliban insurgent group fighting the government has vowed to disrupt the election process. At least 10 people, including several security forces, were killed and nearly 100 others were wounded in Taliban attacks, the Public Health Minister Suraya Dalil said.

MQM asks govt to rein in on terrorists LONDON: Leader of Pakistan’s Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party Altaf Hussain said on June 15 it was time to wipe out the terrorists who are eating away the country’s very vitality, and stressed terrorists and Pakistan could not go together. Hussain said terrorism and Pakistan were not compatible, if Pakistan has to exist, terrorists must be wiped out, Geo News reported. The statement came as several highprofile foreign terrorist commanders were killed in the bombings by jet fighters in Pakistan’s North Waziristan Agency (NWA).

Addressing a gathering through phone on the occasion of 36th foundation day of MQM-linked All Pakistan Muttahida Students Organization, here, Hussain said his party was against all sorts of terrorism, violence and wanted peace.

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The ambulance carrying the harvested heart was ensured a free passage by traffic police in Chennai despite heavy traffic; Fortis Malar Hospital (right).

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he mother of a 21-yearold woman who got a new heart saluted the authorities, doctors and people of Chennai for helping her daughter get a new lease of life. “My heart goes out for the brave mother who agreed to donate the heart and other organs of her son (declared brain dead in an accident)

despite her immense grief,” Amaity Aspy Micochorhomji told IANS. “We are indebted to Chennai and the mother whose son’s heart gave a new lease of life to my daughter,” she said. The Mumbaibased Micochorhomji’s daughter Hvovi Aspy underwent heart transplant operation on June 16 at the Fortis Malar Hospital here. The heart harvested at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital from

a 27-year-old male road accident victim was transported to Fortis, around 13 km away, in around 13 minutes flat, thanks to the coordination of the doctors at both hospitals and the Chennai Traffic Police. Speaking about her daughter’s ailment, Micochorhomji, a former banker, said she was diagnosed with heart ailment while in the 8th standard. “Since then she has led a restricted life. For us it was very

hard. She is our only child. At the time of giving her B.Com final exam she suffered a stroke and collapsed. Later she recovered and cleared the exam with the help of a writer,” said Micochorhomji. According to the doctors, Hvovi Aspy would have lived for another six months without a donor’s heart. “Only in Tamil Nadu there is a good system of organ donation... My sincere thanks to the Tamil

The mother of a 21year-old woman who got a new heart salutes the authorities, doctors and people of Chennai Nadu government for having put in place such a system, to the doctors and others,” Micochorhomji said. Post operation her daughter is doing fine.

SC axes Jayalalithaa plea in assets case IANS, NEW DELHI

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he Telangana government has decided to officially celebrate Bonalu and Bathukamma, the Hindu folk festivals of the region. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao with senior officials and public representatives belonging to various political parties. Excise Minister Padma Rao told reporters that the orders declaring Bonalu and Bathukamma as state festivals as state festivals will be issued soon. The chief minister directed the officials to ensure that the festivals are celebrated in a grand

manner. As the two festivals reflect the culture of Telangana, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government has decided to declare them state festivals. Bonalu is celebrated in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and other parts of the region during the month of ‘Ashada’ (July-August). The women make offerings in the form of food to goddess Mahankali in specially decorated pots. During the month-long festival, people also hold ‘rangam’ or forecasting the future, organize processions and cultural events. ‘Bathukamma’, another key festival of Telangana, is celebrated during September-October. It reflects the rich culture of region.

he Supreme Court on June 17 dismissed a plea by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa seeking that the trial in a disproportionate assets case be put on hold till a Bangalore court decides the ownership of the immovable assets alleged to be hers. “We find no merit, dismissed,” said the bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh, dealing a blow to the chief minister. The trial over the disproportionate assets — valued at `660 million — has been going on in a special court in Bangalore since 2010.

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Appearing for Jayalalithaa, counsel Shekhar Naphade assailed the special court for committing

impropriety by not carrying out the orders of the Madras High Court to first decide the title of the immovable assets shown to be that of Jayalalithaa. Counsel for the vigilance and anti-corruption department told the court that the special court in Bangalore has not refused to comply with the orders of the Madras High Court but has only said that it would hear claims over the immovable properties before the final arguments. The department has opposed Jayalalithaa’s plea seeking stay of trial court proceedings till the matter regarding the ownership of the assets shown to be hers was settled.

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erala toddy, popular among locals and tourists, will get a boost with the state government planning to set up a board to oversee the functioning of the traditional industry. Kerala Excise Minister K. Babu said: “We have decided to set up a new Neera-Toddy Board that will look after the interests of the toddy industry. We will give preference to those toddy tappers, who are not having a job.”

Toddy is tapped from the coconut bunches and collected in a mud pot. Due to the sediments in the pot, juice collected in four hours time gets fermented and turns into toddy, which has an alcohol content of 5 to 8 per cent. While Neera, a coconut water-based soft drink, is a non-alcoholic, mineral rich and nutritious health

drink. In the past, this was one of the most popular traditional industry in the state, with an employment of more than a hundred thousand. Babu told the state assembly that the government has done its best for the industry. “We have given them lot of exemption with regards to the security deposit.”


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Soccer fever soars high The most exciting sporting extravaganza is on in Brazil. There are already some big upsets as tussle among the best teams has mesmerized fans across the globe IANS, NATAL (BRAZIL)

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he fastest goal so far and a late killer in the final minutes awarded the US a 2-1 win over their long-time rivals Ghana in a thrilling Brazil World Cup Group G match here on June 16. Captain Clint Dempsey scored only 32 seconds into the match to put the Americans to the lead, but Ghana steadied themselves and gradually took back the possession of the ball. In the 82th minutes, Jordan Ayew equalized for Ghana, but John Brooks broke Ghanaian hearts with his late goal and sealed the three points for the Americans, reports Xinhua. This victory avenged the United States’ defeats by Ghana in the last two World Cups, as the American were beaten in group stage in the 2006 tournament and in extra time during the round of 16 four years ago. Dempsey’s goal is the fastest in the tournament after 14 matches played. In the first American attack, Dempsey dribbled into the area from the left side and fired past goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey to the far post. The veteran became the first American player to score at three different World Cup. The fantastic goal made the American supporters in the Esta-

Binny’s 6/4 gives India record win MIRPUR: Medium pacer Stuart Binny’s record six wickets for four runs gave India a 47-run win via the Duckworth Lewis Method against Bangladesh and also an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on June 17. Chasing a paltry target of India’s 106, Bangladesh lost six wickets for four runs and were skittled out for 58 runs in 17.4 overs. The match was reduced to 41 overs a side due to rain but it finished off in a total of little over 41 overs. Seamer Binny ran through Bangladesh’s batting line-up with a careerbest 6 for 4 -the best figures by an Indian bowler in ODIs. BINNY’S DREAM SPELL Overs Maidens Runs W 4.4 2 4 6

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Mexico hold Brazil to a draw FORTALEZA (BRAZIL): Thanks to a studded Brazilian squad. Ochoa’s first series of impressive saves from their shining point came 25 minutes into the goalkeeper first half. He palmed away a Guillermo Ochoa, close-range shot from Brazilian a well-organized superstar Neymar in the far post Mexico held the with a flying save, and that decihighly-favored sive save was just a start of a 2014 FIFA World remarkable night for the goalie. Cup hosts Brazil In the 43rd minute Brazil 0-0 in the second were awarded with a long freeround Group A kick. Thiago Silva chested the match here on ball down and Ochoa was left June 17. The 28face-to-face with three Brazilian year-old Ochoa, players and the goalie manwho is currently a aged to deny Paulinho’s chip free agent after a shot with his right leg. three-year spell in Paying much attention on French club Ajac- Brazil’s Neymar in action their defensive line, the Mexicio from 2011cans’ first real threat came in the 2014, came from nowhere to become 23rd minute when Hector Herrera’s long the Man of The Match in front of a starshot flew high above the bar.

Super sub Fellaini saves Belgium US captain Clint Dempsey scored in just 32 seconds into the match.

The US veteran Clint Dempsey became the first American player to score at three different World Cup. dio das Dunas on their feet. Then Ghana began to possess the ball and find ways to break down the congested American midfield. However, goalkeeper Tim Howard relieves pressure after a couple of attacks from Ghana. The Americans encountered an unexpected problem as their forward Jozy Altidore got injured in the 22th minute. He battled for the ball with Ghana’s defender

John Boye along the left side before immediately grabbing his left hamstring and falling to the ground. He lied down on the pitch in pain and was substituted by Aron Johannsson. Ghana pressed hard afterwards for an equalizer and threatened the U.S. goal from time to time, but didn’t have any luck while the Americans found it difficult completing their final pass.

Germany rout Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal 4-0 IANS, SALVADOR (BRAZIL)

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ermany sent out a stern warning to their rivals after a dominant 4-0 win over 10man Portugal in the opening Group G encounter at the Arena Fonte Nova here Ronaldo (right) during the match on June 16. The Germans were already leading 2-0, thanks to a do will have a lot of thinking to penalty from Tomas Muller in the do before their next match. Sami Khedira had a golden 12th minute and a Mats Hummels header in the 32nd minute, chance to give Germany the lead when Portuguese defender Pepe in the eighth minute but his first was sent off for head-butting time shot after a poor clearance Muller in an off the ball incident. from the Portugal keeper went Muller scored his second in centimetres wide with an open added time of the first half and goal waiting. went on to register the first hatJust minutes later, the Portugal trick of this year’s finals in the right back brought down Mario 78th minute. Goetze inside the box to give The Germans would have saved Germany a spot kick, which some energy after hardly exerting Muller slotted in with great precithemselves in the second half. sion. Germany soon started dicPortugal and Cristiano Ronal- tating the tempo of the game.

BELO HORIZONTE (BRAZIL): Belgium survived a massive scare as they came back from a goal down to beat a very defensive Algeria 2-1 in a FIFA World Cup Group H clash at the Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto here on June 17. Sofiane Feghouli scored Algeria’s first World Cup finals goal in 28 years through a 25th minute penalty much against the run of play. Substitute Marouane Fellaini leveled the scores with a bullet header in the 70th minute while another substitute Dries Mertens completed Belgium’s comeback 10 minutes later. Belgium top Group H but they were made to work hard for their victory. For all the 66 percent possession, they found it hard to breach an Algerian defense that sat back and defended with

Substitute Marouane Fellaini 10 men. The Belgians dominated possession right from the outset. With 25 minutes gone they held 65 percent of the possession but had just one shot on goal. Algeria in their first real attack of the match found the Belgium defense wanting, especially Jan Vertonghen, who pulled back Feghouli inside the box for a clear penalty.

Schumacher out of coma, shifted to a Swiss hospital injury in a skiing accident in Meribel in the French Alps on ormula One champion December 29. “His family would like to explicMichael Schumacher was conscious and had his eyes open itly thank all his treating doctors, during his top-secret transfer from a nurses and therapists in Grenoble French hospital to a facility in as well as the first aiders at the Switzerland, a Swiss media report place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first said on June 18. However, the 45-year-old Ger- months,” said the statement. “The family also wishes to thank man will continue his rehabilitaall the people who have sent tion at an undisclosed location. Michael all the “Michael has many good wishes left the CHU to Michael. For the Grenoble to confuture we ask for tinue his long understanding that phase of rehabilihis further rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anytation will take more,” Schumachplace away from the er’s manager public eye.” SchuSabine Kehm said macher retired from in statement. racing in 2012 after The seven-time a 19-year career. He F1 champion was won two titles with placed in a medBenetton, in 1994 ically induced and 1995, before coma after sufferswitching to Ferrari in 1996. Michael Schumacher ing a severe head IANS, GRENOBLE (FRANCE)

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Comedy might be nasty: Saif Saif Ali Khan, whose movie ‘Humshakals’ releases on June 20, talks about his comedy roles IANS, MUMBAI

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ctor Saif Ali Khan, awaiting the release of entertainer Humshakals says “comedy can be ‘little dangerous’ if not done well”. Bollywood has been high on sex comedies off late, but when asked if Saif would be game for it, he said: “It will be nice if it’s funny. Comedy is a very liberating thing. Anything can be funny and I feel comedy is a little dangerous because at times there can be no respect or dignity if it’s not shot well.” He said, “It should not be dirty. There is nothing wrong with a sex comedy because it is something people are nervous to talk

Comedy is a very liberating thing. Anything can be funny and I feel it can sometimes be dangerous too. about...people should talk about it,” the actor added. Meanwhile, the actor is busy promoting Humshakals, which features a slew of actors including Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor and Bipasha Basu. Saif says the Sajid Khan-directorial is for the wider audience. “I wanted to work with Sajid and we (actors) should all come out of our comfort zone...Sajid works hard to entertain people. Humshakals is his kind of comedy and that’s the idea — you have to make a film which is wider and Sajid is one of the top names in the film industry,” Saif said.

No more item numbers please, says Vidya IANS, MUMBAI

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ctress Vidya Balan, who featured in an item number in the 2012 release Ferrari Ki Sawaari, says she won’t take up dance numbers anymore as she doesn’t enjoy them. The 36-year-old was present at the launch of a blog — Bobby Ko Sab Malum Hai — to promote her upcoming film Bobby Jasoos, in which she plays a detective. At an event here when the actress was asked if she will be seen doing any item number in future, she said: “No, I will not do item numbers as I don’t enjoy them. You will not see me doing any item number now.” Bobby Jasoos also features Ali Fazal and is directed by Samar Sheikh and produced by Dia Mirza and her fiance Sahil Sangha under Born Free Entertainment. Bobby Jasoos releases on July 4.

‘Badlapur’ surprises actress Huma Qureshi NEW DELHI: When actress Huma Qureshi agreed to be a part of Sriram Raghavan’s directorial titled Badlapur, she wasn’t aware of the place by the same name. She got intrigued by the title of the film and quizzed the team on the same. The Delhi girl was pleasantly surprised on learning that Badlapur is a place in Mumbai. The title of her next film caught her fancy so much that she wanted to visit the place. She recently made a day trip to Badlapur and had “fun”. “Yes. Badlapur is an interesting name. It was a fun trip,” Huma said in a statement. She will soon start shooting for the film which also features Varun Dhawan. The Gangs Of Wasseypur actress, who recently bought a new house, is trying her hand at being an interior designer for her place. She wants to give it a “personal touch” of her distinct taste and wants to lend an eclectic style to her new residence.

It’s Hollywood calling for actor Sana Khan

Fugly: At last a social credit showcase

MUMBAI: Sana Khan has been lying low after featuring in Salman Khan-starrer Jai Ho, but that’s because she’s been waiting for the right project to come her way. Now, the grapevine is abuzz that the Bigg Boss 6 beauty is heading to Hollywood. Sana, who has featured in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films in the past, has now given her nod to a project to be directed by a “whiz kid director from Hollywood”, a source told IANS. The source said that Sana will be “essaying the title role of the queen in a magnum opus costume drama”, which deals with the “life of one of the royal figures from Hyderabad.

Film Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijendra Singh, Arfi Lamba; Director: Kabir Sadanand: Rating: ****

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et’s first get the picture right. Contrary to what the trailers and promotional images suggest, Fugly is not a Fukrey — friendly flick about four friends having a ball in life. This film means business. Light on top and substantial underneath, this is the Rang De Basanti of the post-Narendra Modi era. Thoughtful and at times brilliant, it tells us a great deal about the state of a culture and people searching for reasons to keep the spirit of nationalism alive as selfserving corruption grows all around. Fugly is the cinema of social awakening. It tackles issues such as gay prostitution, khaki-clad fascism and the excess of television

journalism, perhaps cramming in too many social issues in order to make the subject relevant and res-

onant. And yet nowhere does the director seem to bite into more than he can chew. In one of the many striking sequences that coil themselves around the four young lives with impetuous intensity, we see random images of people on the city streets misbehaving mostly with women. Milind Joga’s camera seems to move concernedly through the streets of Delhi and Gurgaon in search of answers for the moral bankruptcy around us. This then, is the portrait of a nation grappling with damnation as seen through the eyes of four impetuous youngsters. The actors get it right from the word go. Right away, let’s applaud the director for

giving us four bright newcomers, two of whom are natural born stars. Erratic and over emphatic at times, what works for the narrative is its supremely active heart and soul. The large chunk of the film when Devi gets sexually humiliated by the neighborhood grocer and her friends’ outrage leading to unforeseen tragedy, is exceptionally even in tone and sure handed in execution. But then, various debauched politicians show up to mess up our protagonists’ lives. The ending will shock and move audiences. Two of the actors Mohit Marwah and Kiara Advani are star material. This film possesses a very rare virtue. A conscience. — Subhash K Jha


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Nothing ‘Preity’ about ‘Ness’ affair MUMBAI: She may not be giving any blockbuster but actress Preity Zinta shocked the nation when industrialist Ness Wadia was on June 14 booked over an alleged molestation charge made by his former girlfriend and actress Preity Zinta. The Bombay Dyeing scion denied the charges, while Preity said “I’ve truth by my side”. The first information report (FIR) was lodged on the basis of a detailed written complaint handed over at the Marine Drive police station by Zinta late June 12. But Wadia has said the charges were “baseless” and he was “shocked at the complaint”. An investigating officer said police have started calling witnesses and will also scan the CCTV footage of the alleged incident which took place May 30 in Mumbai during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match. On June 12 night, Zinta, in a written complaint accused Wadia, whom she dated for five years till 2009, of molesting and abusing her. Among other things, Zinta has accused Wadia of grabbing her hand and abusing her during a cricket match at Wankhede Stadium here. Wadia issued a statement on June 13 denying her allegations and termed it as “totally false and baseless.” In a twist to the case, the Wadia group has filed a police complaint claiming they received threatening calls and a text message from an underworld don warning that their “business will be in trouble” if the actress was harassed. A secretary to Nusli Wadia received calls on his cell phone from a person.

Fearless Preity MUMBAI: Be it off screen or on screen, Preity has often showed her daring side. Here is a list of bold acts of Preity: n In 2000, Preity played the role of an unwanted mother in Kya Kehna. In Dil Se, she shocked movie buffs and made Shah Rukh blush by asking him if he was a virgin. n In 2001, she played a prostitute who turns a surrogate mother to Salman Khan’s child in AbbasMustan’s Chori Chori Chupke Chupke. n In 2003, she stunned the nation by testifying against the underworld in court. n In 2005, Preity filed a defamation suit against a Mumbai tabloid for publishing a transcript of a tape allegedly featuring the voice of Salman Khan speaking in bad tones about her. n In 2007, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi accused Preity of being the cause of her marriage with Shekhar Kapoor breaking up.

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None of my children have my habits: SRK MUMBAI: A doting father and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan wants his children to be whatever they wish to be in life without making any compromises to their health and happiness. He calls them “good kids” and is happy that they are “better human beings” than him. Shah Rukh and his wife Gauri have three children — Aryan (17), Suhana (14) and AbRam (soon to turn one) born via surrogacy. “I would like them to be healthy and happy. Do whatever they wish. They should do whatever make them happy and be healthy. I never ask my children to become an actor, engineer. They can be whatever they wish to be,” the 48-year-old actor told reporters here during Fathers’ Day celebration at Kidzania. The actor is happy that his children are growing up into better human beings. “None of my children have my habits. I thank god for that. They are good kids. The only commonality between Suhana, AbRam and me is that we get dimples,” said SRK here. “They are much better human beings than I am,” he added. On the work front, Shah Rukh will next be seen in Farah Khan’s Happy New Year along with Deepika Padukone.

Sunny’s oomph will benefit ‘Hate Story 2’ Mumbai: The new Hindi movie Hate Story 2 is already a bold step in terms of content. Now, former adult movie star-turned-Hindi film actress Sunny Leone is set to add extra dose of oomph with her item song Pink Lips which is a very special item song with Sunny Leone, which we will shoot next week. “The song Pink lips is a nice dance number and I am sure Sunny will surely help to promote the film”, Pandya told IANS. In terms of boldness, Hate Story 2 has a lot of love scenes featuring lead pair of Jay Bhanushali and Surveen Chawla. Pink lips has already gained 20,00,000 likes on YouTube. The film is bolder than Hate Story. I hope the audience accepts this film.

Nathalia excited on her new ‘Rocky Handsome’ Chennai: Actor Nathalia Kaur, who will be seen in an interesting role opposite John Abraham in upcoming Hindi actioner Rocky Handsome, is excited about the opportunity and is looking forward to shoot with him. Rocky Handsome, which is being directed by Nishikant Kamat, is a remake of Korean film The Man From Nowhere. “I’m playing a very strong and challenging role. We are currently shooting in Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. I will shoot with John from June 17. I’m sure it’s going to be a great experience and I’m very excited about it,” Nathalia told IANS. John is co-producing the film under his home banner JA Entertainment with Sunir Khetrapal’s Azure Entertainment. This is the second time John and Nishikant have collaborate after Force. The film’s story revolves around a man who takes revenge against a drug mafia after they take away an eight-year old girl with them. The film went on the floors on June 15 in Hyderabad. The team will shoot then in Goa and wrap up in Mumbai.

To promote TV show, Big B reaches the bourse MUMBAI: Megastar Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on June 17 morning rang the bell at the Bombay Stock Exchange as part of the promotions of Yudh, a TV show which marks his debut in the fiction space on the small screen. Dressed in a formal suit, the Big B rang the bell at 9.15 a.m. The actor, who essays the role of real estate giant Yudhisthir Sikarwarlists, owner Shanti Constructions Pvt. Ltd., even listed the fictional company on BSE as a promotional move. “The listing is only for today,” a source told IANS. Amitabh lit the welcome lamp along with N.P. Singh, CEO, Multi-Screen Media; Ashish Kumar Chauhan, managing director and CEO, BSE Ltd and Sudhakar Rao, chairman, BSE Institute Limited. As the countdown to the start of trading began and as soon as the electronic clock struck, the 71-year-old rang the bell amongst huge cheers. He even revealed the striking poster of Yudh, which follows the life of Yudhishthir, a real estate baron, who has recently been diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder. The show's story traces his journey, his struggle with his collapsing health, his battle with business rivals and his complicated family equations. Amitabh Bachchan, who is a United Nations Ambassador for the girl child, has also sponsored the coaching of two women athletes: Ayonika Paul and Pooja Ghatkar, both shooters, as part of the Medals4India campaign initiated by an NGO.

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nthusiastic Lake County Indians celebrated ‘Father’s Day’ in a Hindu Way with all the religious rituals when the people in different countries were celebrating it in their own way by giving gifts, spending quality time, and having sumptuous lunch or dinner with fathers. The motive of the temple is to celebrate all events in a traditional way so that the younger generation can learn and preserve our age old culture, values, and traditions. Colorfully dressed devotees with their young children gathered in the temple with a special spirit on this event celebrating fatherhood. Devi and Sankat Haran Chaturthi Abhishekam to Lord Ganesh were performed by Pandit Joshi Ji with all the rituals and mantras. Later Satyanarayana Katha Pujan was performed by temple secretary Natesiyer with his family, relatives, friends, and temple devotees to obtain the blessings of Jagatpita Vishnu under the direction of Pandit Ganesh Ji.

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he Niles police have put together a program to educate seniors about scam artists who prey on the elderly by teaching seniors how to protect themselves. The department completed the first round of the Senior Crime Reduction Awareness Measures Program on May 22. The next class is set for September 8 at 10 am at the Niles Senior Center. Seniors who attended monthly classes during the past eight months learned about such topics as identity theft, confidence scams, pigeon drops and bank examiner scams, home repair fraud, ruse-entry burglary, burglary, personal safety and driving safety. “Mayor [Andrew] Przybylo saw a need for this in his experience with crimes targeting the elderly,” Sgt. Robert Tornabene said. “He was concerned. He made one of the trademarks of his campaign that he was going to try to do as much as he could to eradicate crimes against seniors.” Przybylo asked the police department to come up with a comprehensive program to educate seniors. In addition to the monthly sessions, the department sends out a followup letter to participants that reviews the material and presents any new scams as they are uncovered. The monthly sessions include role-playing to enable seniors to learn how to cope with scammers. “We had a door donated by Home Depot. We would bring a senior up and have them be home and go through the whole scene with somebody trying to talk their way into the senior’s home,” Tornabene said. Additionally, the department provides seniors with reminder stickers for both the door and the phone with a checklist of what to do. Participants will also get yard signs to raise awareness of the program. Currently the follow-up letters go only to those who participate in the program. Tornabene said there are about 7,500 seniors in the village, according to Census figures. In addition to the classes, Tornabene said the department has taken presentations to various men’s clubs and women’s groups. “We’re doing a lot of outreach to get the information they need [out there] without added a lot of cost,” said Tornabene, who began putting the program together last August.

Melodious bhajans sung by Anu Gupta, Rita Patel, and other devotees created a spiritual atmosphere in the temple. A group of young boys and girls honored more than a hundred fathers as living Gods on this earth by washing their feet and offering them with tilak, pushpakshata, Arati, uttariya, fruits, and a special poem ‘Our Gratitude to Fathers’ written by Geetha Patil.

All children and fathers felt happy and jubilant on this occasion. This celebration gave an opportunity for children to recognize and appreciate the social, economic, cultural, and spiritual contributions that fathers and father figures make to their lives. Both priests blessed Kumar Natesiyer and his wife Madhumati for their Silver Jubilee wedding anniversary. Pt. Joshi Ji in his Ashirvachanam

to devotees, and especially to youngsters, stated that fathers’ day was not the one day of the year when dad gets to be Father of the Year or Star of the House–for a day. He said a mantra from Taittiriya Upanishad, “maatru devo bhava, pitru devo bhava, aachaarya devo bhava, atithi devo bhava” which conveys the “code of conduct” for Hindu society. It means everyone should pay respects to Mother, Father, Guru and Guest since they are all forms of God. Here Atithi, meaning guest, includes every other person in the world. This sloka suggests that oneness and equality comes into existence by regarding every individual as the supreme power. Those who practice this mantra in their lives obtain happiness, comfort, and a contented life. Pt. Joshi Ji thanked every devotee and children who participated in this meaningful event to develop paternal bonds, and recognize the influence of fathers in society. Maha Mangalarati was followed by delicious Maha Prasadam to all devotees.

Indian guilty of murders of wife, 2 kids BY A STAFF WRITER

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ONTIAC (MI) — An Indian American computer scientist who fled to his native India after the 2008 slayings of his wife and two children in their suburban Detroit home has been convicted of first-degree murder in their deaths. An Oakland Circuit Court jury on June 12 returned the verdict in the case of Lakshminivasa Nerusu, 46, who was arrested in February 2013. He testified during the trial that he “blacked out” and didn’t remember what happened the day of the killings and must have been insane. Defense lawyer Lawrence Kaluzny said Nerusu was insane at the time of the killings. “There is no getting around that the cause of those deaths was my client, Mr. Nerusu,” Kaluzny told jurors when the trial started. “In spite of what he did, he is still entitled to a fair trial.” Under Michigan laws, Nerusu will receive a mandatory sentence of life in

Lakshminivasa Nerusu

prison without possibility of parole. Judge Nanci Grant scheduled his sentencing for July 3. Jayalakshmi Nerusu, 37, the couple’s

14-year-old daughter Tejasvi and their 12-year-old son Siva were killed on October 13, 2008. The police in Novi checking on the family’s welfare found their bodies two weeks later. Authorities said domestic problems preceded the deaths. According to prosecutors, Lakshminivasa Nerusu first stabbed his wife 59 times, then waited several hours for his children to arrive home from school. He slit the throat of his daughter after she got off a school bus, and 40 minutes later slashed his son’s throat, prosecutors said. “The man who was supposed to love them, care for them and protect them was the same man who brought their young lives to an horrific end,” Assistant Prosecutor Tricia Dare said before testimony began in the case. Nerusu, an unemployed software programmer, fled to India the day after the killings but was arrested and extradited in 2013.

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hicago (IL) — The family of a 19-year-old Indian American student, who was found dead in February under mysterious circumstances in Carbondale, Illinois, has alleged foul play and disputed the cause of his death given by the police. The results of a second autopsy commissioned by Pravin Varughese’s family showed that the Southern Illinois University student died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, even as authorities maintain that he died of hypothermia with no evidence of foul play. The body of Varughese, of Morton Grove, was found on February 18 in a wooded area in Carbondale about a week after he went missing. The findings by independent forensic pathologist Ben Margolis raise more questions in the mysterious death of Varughese. The sophomore criminal justice major

suffered four different blows to the face and head, all of which could not have been caused by a single impact, such as falling on a rock or hitting a tree. Varughese’s body also showed an injury

to his forearm and his left thigh, Margolis said, as well as bruises below his knees and scratch marks that could have been caused by the difficult terrain. Margolis, however, stopped short of issuing a determination of how Varughese sustained the head injuries, saying he still needed to see initial police and coroner records. “The cause of death is blunt force injury, but the cause of those injuries is pending further investigation,” he said. Varughese’s mother, meanwhile, said Margolis’ report gives credence to her questions of how authorities have handled her son’s death investigation. “It gives me a feeling that I’m not crazy,” she said. “The instinct as a mother, and the knowledge as a nurse, I think it paid off.” County coroner Thomas Kupferer had said that the forensic pathologist who performed the initial autopsy did not indicate any blunt force injuries.


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Yaadon Ki Baarat singers leave audience spell-bound

(L-R) Madan Kulkarni, Hemant Brahmbhatt, Chaku, Hina Trivedi, Niranjan Nathwani & Raj Wagadia

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HICAGO (IL) -- A capacity audience was treated to a few hours of scintillating Bolllywood hits by a quartet of talented singers of contrasting styles in a program aptly called Yaadon Ki Baarat on June 13 at the Meadows Club. The program was presented by Hi India Publications and supported by The Meadows Club, Big Suchir Restaurant and Hina Trivedi. The show was produced by Classic Productions from Mumbai. The evening commenced with a welcome by the publisher of Hi India, Hemant Brahmbhatt, who acknowledged the various sponsors and supporters of the concert and also introduced Kamlesh Bhuptani, the national promoter of the concert. The concert itself was narrated by singer Rupali Ghogare who delighted the audience with her intros and accompanying couplets. She also entertained the audience with her solos and duets with the male singers, the evocative Shrikant Narayan and the flamboyant Apoorva Shah. The other singer was the Ramleela fame Bhoomi Trivedi, a music reality show winner,

who recently made a smashing debut in Bollywood with her sizzling hit from the movie Ram Leela. The accompanying orchestra led by the ebullient Milind Dabholkar on the keyboards lent substance and zing to the vocalists and came in for a lot of plaudits from the singers and attendees alike. Mumbai singer Shrikant Narayan, who has quite a reputation in the music circles as the voice of the great Indian crooner Mohammed Rafi, regaled the audience with some hit numbers from the last six decades. Solos and duets were sung with passion and flair as he revived memories of the glorious past of Bollywood music and the great Rafi. It was indeed a treat. Apoorva Shah, a singer of the current generation, was skillful and flamboyant, a la the present-day artistes who are constantly multi-tasking. He mixed the new with the old as he sang hits of the current generation mixed generously with the popular numbers of the seventies and eighties. The great Kishore Kumar’s flair was mixed with the pyrotechnics of someone like Rahat Fateh Ali as Apoorva justified his talent as a winner of some premier Indian music reality

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Songs of Apoorva Shah and Bhoomi Trivedi cast a spell

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shows. The entry of the young and glam Bhoomi Trivedi predictably had the audience rocking with her medley of hits of Bollywood west numbers of crooners like Bhappi Lahiri and Usha Uthup. She mixed it with her rendition of folk legend Reshma’s Lambi Judaai and finally brought the house down with chartbusting hit Ram Chahe Leela from the recent

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CHICAGO: The Cultural Crossroads; An Evening with Saxophone Sisters anf Fareed Haque SonamDate: June 22nd, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Space: Evanston; Location: 1245 Chicago Ave,Evanston, IL 60605; For Tickets and more information contact: www. eyeonindia.org

Night Out in the Park hosted by Chicgao Park District is Celebration Indian Film and Dance Community_Rhythms_086Date: June 22nd, Sunset at Revere Park ( Free Admission); Location: 2509 W Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618; For more information contact: www.eyeonindia.org

hit Ram Leela. Her ‘Gujju Rap’ had the audience in a tizzy. The show was embellished with some spectacular lighting and sound by the Meadows Club team of Birju Varghese , Nick and Anil Mahajan. The tasty food at the Meadows Food Court and the top shelf cash bar put the audience in the right frame to revel in an evening of some fascinating music.

Sonam Kalra & the Sufi Gospel Project divine_081911114203 Date: June 25th, 12:30 PM at Hamdard Center ( Free Admission); Location: 1542 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60660; For more information contact: www.eyeonindia. org Sonam Kalra & the Sufi Gospel Project Date: June 26th, 6:30 PM at Chicago Temple ( Free Admission); Location: 77 W. Washington St.,Chicago, IL 60602; For more information contact: www. eyeonindia.org

DATE: June 24th, 6:30 PM at The Reva & David Logan Center for the Art; Location: 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637; For Tickets and more information contact: www.eyeonindia.org

DATE: June 29th, Sunset at Paschen Pa rk ( Fre e Ad m i s s i o n ) ; L o c a t i o n : 1 9 3 2 W L u n t Av e , C h i c a g o , I L 60626; For more information contact: www.eyeonindia.org

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HICAGO (IL) -- Shrikant Narayan’s singing prowess goes back to 1986 when he melodiously sang a Marathi song, ‘Dol Doltay Warya Vari’. This particular song reached double platinum status in India that year. Versatility and style symbolize this Indian playback singer. As a child, he took part in several music competitions, but it was not until attending his college in Andheri, Mumbai that he latched on to his talent of singing. He graduated in 1990 and became a full-time pharmaceutical representative. It became apparent to Narayan that music and performing was his first love and left the pharma industry in 1997.

Narayan, who is gifted with a Mohammad Rafi-like talent with his voice reminding his ardent fans of the glorious late Rafi generation, made them relive those moments when he lit up the stage at Meadows Club during a recent performance on June 13. Immaculately clad in a black Pathani dress, Narayan sang Rafi songs to enthrall an eager audience. The evening included some memorable songs like ‘Tujhe jeevan kee dor se baandh liya hai’, ‘Tum jo mil gaaye ho’, ‘Chhalkaa Ye jaam’, etc. He touched an emotional chord with the iconic “O duniyan ke rakhwale” and the crowd erupted in a thunderous applause for his performance. Narayan has been awarded the Maharashtra Kalabhushan award by the Government of Maharashtra and he is also the recipient of the prestigious Jan Parishad Award from the Madhya Pradesh Government. With a voice that evokes fond memories of the legendary Mohammed Rafi, it is no surprise that he has won scores of supporters all over. Narayan is endowed with a rich and resonant baritone which he has utilized so nicely to reach the hearts of music aficionados not only in India but also in the United States of America. He holds the distinction of performing immortal gems of Rafi for 12 hours at an event “Pukaarta Chalaa hoon main” in Mumbai on Christmas Day in 2012. It was Narayan’s passion that led him to sing for 12 hours which ultimately fetched him an award from

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Limca Book of Records. When asked about Rafi and the similarities, Narayan was quick to respond: “Rafisaab ke jaisa gana mushkil hee nahin, namumkin hai”. Narayan is an extremely modest and soft-spoken individual with a talent that he has utilized to the fullest. If one listens to him with eyes closed one could visualize Rafisaab singing those vintage melodies. He is also privileged of having Rafisaab’s daughter Nasreen and son-in-law Ahmed Mehraj attending some of his shows. He values their presence at his show immensely and is quite proud of those moments. When comparing current music to yesteryears, Narayan said, “there used to be a lot of rehearsals. It would take a week or longer for one song. Life has become a fast lane. People bring tracks from home and perform. It would take 150 people to make one track and now it may be down to one person. There is a big transition of music.” Narayan’s all-time favorite song is “suhani raat dhal chooki’ from film ‘Dulari’ with music by Naushad. Narayan is a family person and takes a keen interest in his 11-year-old daughter Vaishnavi and her musical and artistic talent. He is also blessed with a most supportive and encouraging life parter and wife Maithreyi who is a banker by profession. Narayan has recorded a dhoon on Marathi devotional songs. He willsoon come up with a Marathi album. He has also freshly recorded a song dedicated to Rafisaab call “Phir Rafi”.

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HICAGO (IL): The Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) hosted its 14th annual ‘Punjabi Youth Graduation and Scholarships Awards Night’ on June 8 at Viceroy of India Banquet Hall, Lombard, Illinois. Punjabi graduates, Class of 2014 were honored, PCS Scholarships were awarded, and “Rangla Punjab 2014” cultural program participants were appreciated. More than 250 guests attended the event. The guests of honor were about 25 Class of 2014 graduates from the Punjabi community. The celebrations included keynote address by Dr. Birinder Singh Marwah, chief of geriatrics at Advocate Masonic Medical Center and also chief medical officer for Symphony Health Care, administrative director of Seasons Hospice, past president of the India Medical Association (IMA) and past chairman of the PCS. Dr. Marwah was an inspiring speaker who spoke from the heart with memorable teaching moments he experienced in his own personal life. His eight-point thoughtful and inspiring speech hit home with the young graduates and

the other audience alike. The motivational student speaker was Dr. Jaswinder Pal Singh who is completing his residency in Neurology at the Loyola University Medical Center and will be joining a fellowship in Clinical Neurology starting July 2014. His success story against many odds along his way was simply heart touching. His key message was persistence and resilience, never to give up in adversity and eventually success will kiss your feet. The participants of ‘Rangla Punjab 2014’, a PCS Annual Vaisakhi cultural program, received appreciation awards. The party was free for the graduates and Rangla Punjab participants, with family and friends admitted at a nominal cost. The celebration included recognition awards, certificates, scholarships, keynote address, cake cutting ceremony, DJ music, dancing, networking, and delicious Indian cuisine. All the performing artists and emcees of “Rangla Punjab 2014” the PCS Vaisakhi cultural show were recognized and awarded trophies for their hard work, participation, and excellent performances.

Laddi Singh the Democratic party candidate for State of Illinois Representative from 54th district also attended the event. PCS $1000 scholarship this year was awarded to Pravleen Kaur Bains of Grayslake North High School. Pravleen won for her high scholastic achievements and also participation in community service and Punjabi cultural activities. PCS $750 scholarship was won by Nathan Kalhon of Buffalo Grove High School. The scholarships were presented to the winners by Dr. Birinder Singh Marwaha and Harinder Pal Singh (M.I.T.S.). Amrit Kaur Thind was honored with a $500 award for her volunteer services to PCS programs by Dr. Amarjit Singh. “The purpose of this program is to promote higher education among our next generation. Our youth need appreciation, encouragement, and professional guidance,” said Rajinder Singh Mago the PCS Board of Governors. The event sponsors Harinder Pal Singh MITS, Surinder Kumar Jain of Viceroy of India Banquets, were also honored with plaques presented to them by the PCS Officials.

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NEW YORK: Do you get lured by healthy words such as “antioxidant-rich”, “whole grain”, “organic” and so on into buying more packaged food? Be cautious, as these may actually lead you to put on extra kilos. “That false sense of health as well as a failure to understand the information presented in nutrition facts panels on packaged food may be contributing to the obesity epidemic worldwide including the US,” new research says. “Food marketers are exploiting consumer desires to be healthy by marketing products as nutritious when, in fact, they are not,” cautioned Temple Northup, assistant professor from the Jack J. Valenti school of communication at University of Houston (UH). The study examined the degree to which consumers link marketing terms on food packaging with good health. It found that consumers tend to view food products labelled with health-related

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ere’s good news for American parents. A youth survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that lesser numbers of high school students are reporting sexual intercourse, smoking or fighting episodes compared to earlier findings. According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) in 2013, 46.8 percent of teenagers in grades nine to 12 have had sexual intercourse — unchanged since 2001. In the 1990s, the same survey found 54 percent teenagers were involved in sexual intercourse. Cigarette smoking among high school students has dropped to 15.7 percent, the lowest in 22 years. Nearly 25 percent of students said they have been involved in a ‘It is encouraging physical fight in the that high school past year — down students are from 42 percent making better reported in 1991, the findings revealed. health choices Students in grades such as not 9-12 were questioned smoking and not about alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug usage, having sex’ sexual activity, violence, dietary and exercise behaviors and suicide-related behaviors. “It is encouraging that high school students are making better health choices such as not fighting, not smoking and not having sex,” said Thomas Frieden, director of CDC. However, obesity and overweight remained a problem. About a third to 47 percent of teenagers are struggling with their weight, the survey found.

euphemisms as healthier than those without them. The research also showed that the nutrition facts panels printed on food packaging do little to counteract that buzzword marketing. Words like organic, antioxidant, natural and gluten-free imply some sort of healthy benefit.“When people stop to think about it, there is nothing healthy about antioxidant Cherry 7-Up — it is mostly filled with high fructose syrup or sugar. But its name is giving you this clue that there is some sort of health benefit to something that is not healthy at all.”

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iseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure that people thought only a few years ago were common only among adults are now found affecting children too. And obese children are at a higher risk. For the study, researchers compared fat cell composition and biology in lean and obese children and adolescents. Obese kids are more vulnerable to these diseases as researchers have found that when children become obese, begin-

ning as early as age six, there was an increase in the number of adipose cells (fat cells). These were larger in size than the cells in the bodies of lean children. “Obese children start to have not only more but also larger fat cells at a very young age. This is associated with increased inflammation and linked to impaired metabolic function,” said Antje Korner, a professor at University Children’s Hospital at Leipzig in Germany. The researchers also found evidence of dysfunction of the fat cells in obese children which can lead to insulin resistance, diabetes and other problems such as high blood pressure.

Your week ahead... Aries The first day of the week will be enthusiastic, spontaneous and adventurous. Tuesday and Wednesday, barely noticing how boring they are. Thursday, the pace picks up again. Friday might be sacrificing. Weekend will be exciting with family.

Taurus You have an itch to buy something, but rushing out at the start of the week and plunking down cash on the first thing that catches your eye will lead to regret. You’ve been here before. Try to take your time this week

Gemini You have an itch to buy something, but rushing out at the start of the week and plunking down cash on the first thing that catches your eye will lead to regret. You’ve been here before. Try to take your time this week

Cancer On Monday take your time to think things through before you say anything or even react. Friday, if you feel like being a daredevil. Be like a daredevil. Sunday is a day of glorious new beginnings.

Leo Your ability to turn a ho-hum outing into the most glorious event anyone’s ever been involved with is unrivaled. Finish whatever you’ve got to get done at work. Don’t expect kudos. Make a pie. Sleep.

Virgo Money issues are the most pressing things on your list at the start of the week. Your spirits are high and your friends are better than ever, but this financial stuff is a drag. Cash is just tight right now.

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(June 22-28) Libra A certain relationship occupies your time. It might be romantic. It might be work-related. But it’s all-consuming. How things turn out between you two depends largely on you and the kind of energy you bring to the situation

Scorpio If someone looks like they’re in the mood for a fight early in the week, walk the other way. You can work out your differences another day. Conflict is still in the air.You’re a Gandhi figure with lots of nonviolent solutions.

Sagittarius Who’s up for a game of dodgeball? That’s the question on your lips at the start of the week. No more of this Scrabble business. You want an outside game, something to get your blood jumping.

Capricorn Some distant worry occupies part of your brain. Thursday is a veritable symphony of cell phones ringing. People love to gab on Fridays, you might even say to someone, ‘Get on with it.’ Try not to say it rudely. Romantic weekend.

Aquarius Nothing changes about the outside world, but you order its shapes differently in your mind. These discoveries you’re making are subtle; nevertheless, they persist. A revelation in your love life is really something this week

Pisces You appreciate the beauty of low-level clouds, but you don’t appreciate being within one at the start of the week. How are you supposed to see where you’re going? This happens now and again, these moments of blind bewilderment.

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