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We don’t want to wait for final game to clinch series

Trehgam, Oct 29: The Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah inaugurated Rs. 0.75 lakh gallon RCC SR and 2 collection Chambers for spring at an estimated cost of Rs. 184.05 lakh with properly fenced pump house, Chowkidar Shed and complete electro-mechanical equipments at Doolipora village of Trehgam area here today. Addressing the huge public gathering, the Law Minister felicitated the people of the area for fulfilling their long pending demand as the 54,000 souls of the village would avail the potable drinking water facilities at their doorsteps. On this occasion, the MLC Kupwara, Syed Rafiq Shah, District Development Commissioner, Kupwara, Itrat Hussain Rafique, Superintending Engineer Hydraulic Circle, Kupwara, engineers, officers and field functionaries were present.

Postponement of Interview Shopian, Oct 29: According to Chief Medical Officer Shopian, it is hereby informed for information of all the concerned candidates that the interviews scheduled to be held for various posts under NRHM in District Shopian from October 30, 2013 are hereby postponed due to some unavoidable reasons and the next date of conducting the interview shall be notified separately.

10 students hospitalized for food poisoning Srinagar, Oct 29: Ten students of a boarding educational Institution were hospitalized for food poisoning in Srinagar today. Today ten girl students of a Lal Bazar, Srinagar based girls boarding institute were brought to SMHS Hospital, Srinagar complaining of food poisoning. After treatment, nine girls were discharged, while as one girl is still under treatment. Srinagar police has started the investigation in this regard.

Boy attempts to end his life in Kupwara Srinagar, Oct 29: 5th class student Nazakat Khan son of Shabir Ahmad Khan resident of Shamspora, Kupwara attempted to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at his home. The boy was shifted to SMHS Hospital, Srinagar for treatment. A case has been registered in this regard. Meanwhile, Ganderbal police recovered a male body from at Warpush, Ganderbal in a water canal who was later identified as 40 years old Habibullah Rather son of Abdul Rahim resident of Beehama Ganderbal. The deceased was working as a helper in PDD. Police has initiated proceedings under section 174 CrPC to ascertain the cause of his death.



Weather will be mainly dry over the State.


Partly Cloudy Sky. Maximum & Minimum temperatures will be around 11°C & 01°C respectively.



Keep Household elergies at bay


Saifullah inaugurated RCC SR at Doolipora



Largely Circulated, No. 1 Bilingual Daily of J&K


Cut the Genitals of rapitists to end rapes



Alarming increase in crimes against women Superstitions play a major role in exploitation by fake God men 3328 cases of crime against women in 2012 only From our special correspondent Srinagar, October 29: With the arrest of one more fake God man, from Shopian, who allegedly raped and kidnapped a minor girl, the alarming situation of degradation of values in our society has once more come to fore. The fake God man with a criminal past allured a fifteen year young girl with his fake spirituality as he used to cure superstitious people through amulets and purifying water. This incident also exposes our belief in superstitions and their remedies by these fake “Darveshs” (god men) who fulfil their lust exploiting the illiterate or even some educated girls. These fake god men influence the superstitious parents to make a way of entering their houses and then ultimately overpower the young girls with their jugglery of words. It is unfortunate that in this twenty-first century is still engulfed with the superstitions and in a modern scientific age these fake god men still operate and destroy the lives of young girls whom they man-over on the pretext of curing them. Instead of utilising the services of the doctors

and psychiatrists, the parents prefer the treatment through these fraudulent people. Earlier the society was wrecked by sensational disclosures of another fake god man who was running a Rajnish type institution where he was exploiting and sexually abusing young girls through his hench men and women on the plea of purifying them so that they attain such a spiritual heights where heaven was a surety for them after death. After his deeds came to the light the police swung into action and put him behind the bars. It is not for the first time in the valley that such incidents happened but there are hundreds of such examples wherein these fake god men indulge in immoral activities and also in robberies and thefts. In several cases non-state subjects working as Imams lured girls and made their escape good with the girls. Recently one Imam killed a youth at Qamarwari Srinagar while pushing him in the river as he had developed illicit relations with his wife and wanted to get rid of him. If one goes with the official version there have been 578 rape cases reported in

India lodges strong protest with Pak against ceasefire violations Flag meeting held at Octroi to defuse the situation Jammu, Oct 29:

shelled border villages and outposts with mortars bombs and rocket shells, besides heavy firing from LMGs and automatic weapons along the IB in Jammu frontier. One jawan was killed in these

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3-day Saffron Festival

Preserve the popularity of saffron crop: G.A. Mir to farmers

Saffron cultivation promises improvement Few companies of CRPF of socio-economic to be withdrawn from condition: G.H. Mir J&K for Poll Duties

Jammu, October 29 :

Not many companies of CRPF were being withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir for election duty in those states where th Assembly poll was to be held during the current year. Official sources said that compared to those states,where the Assembly elections were not to be held,minimum possible companies of CRPF were being withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir for deployment in poll bound states. According to these sources,the withdrawal was going to be purely temporary in view of the fluid security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.They said that despite nominal withdrawal of the CRPF companies

Mir wants Omar to think more economics than Politics Kashmir News Service Advises to , said that the politiparties across state prioritize eco- cal should strive to make nomic freedom Jammu and Kashmir Chairman Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) and Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir Tuesday while commenting on the recent statement of Omar Abdullah wherein the alter had mentioned that Kashmir issue could be resolved though Irish formula, said that rather making the political statements, Kashmir’s leadership should prioritize the efforts of making the state economically stable. Mir while talking to

these fake god men and who do not educate their daughters either because of their poverty or due to their ignorance and social taboos. Secondly, their economic condition is so fragile that they cannot afford to bear their expenses and fall prey to these god men who provide them some monetary help also. Not only this, show off, pomp and show, besides unnecessary competition and social evils are the reasons which help these fake god men and others to take advantage of the situation. Though there are severe laws to punish the culprits but the absence of proof, turning hostile of witnesses and money-power be-

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India today lodged a strong protest with Pakistan against frequent ceasefire violations from across the border. The issue was raised at the flag meeting of Border guards of India and Pakistan held a at Octroi border outpost in R S Pura, Jammu. DIG, BSF J C Singla, said after the meeting that BSF lodged a protest over ceasefire violations, shelling in civilian areas and snipping incidents. The two sides agreed to observe calm along the international border to allow farmers harvest crops in the Zero line. Singhla said, now the farmers can harvest their paddy crops till the border line without any fear as it was decided to observe calm. He said, both sides will keep monitoring and ensure that peace prevails along the borderline. The DIG-Brigadier level flag meeting had Singla representing the BSF and Brigadier Mateen, sector commander of Chenab Rangers, representing the Pakistani side. Since October 14, Pakistan Rangers

Srinagar, Oct 29 :

the state last year only, which is an alarming trend in a society guided by sufi philosophy and which has cherished the moral values taught by all religions for ages together. The question arises as to why there is a sudden spurt in the gruesome acts like that of Shopian, Budgam or Qamarwari Srinagar. There are various reasons for these happenings and the most important reasons are the superstition and the worsening economic conditions marred by social competition and show off trend. The majority of society is still consisting of illiterates or semi- educated people who are gullible enough to believe tantrums of

sides political interference makes these laws ineffective and meaningless. The only remedy for these cases is public awareness which includes to get rid of superstitions social evils and last but not the least, to treat the girl child at par with the male child. Though there has been a decline in the rape cases in most of the states since the passage of a new Bill by the Parliament, making the punishment more severe including awarding of life imprisonment and death, but it is shocking that the crime has increased in the valley called Rishivaer means land of saints It is shocking to know that J & K has achieved a dubious distinction of being number two state in the country in crimes against women. According to report ‘Crime in India’”3328 cases of crime against women have been committed in 2012 in the state whose population of women is 56.79 lacs. On all India level the total percentage of crime against women in J & K is some 1.36% which makes it the second state in this category. These alarming figures are ample proof of the

a self-reliant state. “We have to turn towards New Delhi for everything, efforts should be made so that the state could be economically independent.” Mir further stated that the economic condition of the state is ‘worst’ and that its leadership has to make necessary steps so that its economic growth could be made prosperous. “We don’t need the political statements and should not talk of political solutions when the state is economically week.”

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SRINAGAR, OCT. 29: Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Ghulam Hassan Mir and Minister for Tourism, Mr. G.A. Mir jointly inaugurated 3-day Kashmir Saffron Festival at Dusoo, Pampore today. MLA Pampore, Mr. Zahoor Ahmad Mir also attended the function. Director Tourism Kashmir, Mr. Talat Parveiz, Managing Director JKTDC, Mr. Shamim Ahmad, Director Research SKUAST, Prof. Shafiq Ahmad Wani, Chairman, JK Tourist Alliance, Mr. Faiz Bakshi, President KHAROF, Mr. G.M. Bhat, President KHARA, Mr. Showkat Choudhary and President TASK, Mr. Ibrahim Siah were also present on the occasion. The dignitaries also inaugurated

Zaffron Centre, set up by SKUAST-K on the occasion. A film on “The Saffron Route” was also presented, celebrating the Saffron Bloom. Addressing the function, Agriculture Minister said that Saffron Festival has been organized to celebrate the arrival and harvesting of this precious crop. The event focuses on the

GMC Sgr. celebrates Annual Day

Taj appreciates faculty for restoring past glory SRINAGAR, OCT 29: Appreciating the faculty and management of Government Medical College, Srinagar for restoring the past glory of this prestigious institute besides improving the patient care in its associated hospitals, the Minister for Medical Education, Youth Service and Sports, Taj Mohi-ud-Din has said that technological innovation is imperative for making advanced diagnostic facilities available and affordable to the people, particularly the poor section of the society, within the State. The Minister was addressing at Annual Day Celeberations-2013 of the Government Medical College, Srinagar here today. Among others, Prin-

vibrancy of the Saffron fields amidst colourful festivities that add charm to the magnificent saffron fields. He said that marketing facilities have also been provided to farmers so that socioeconomic conditions of the people concerned are improved. Minister for Tourism, Mr. GA. Mir in his address said that

Sagar visits Khanyar Constituency

Inaugurates Ration Depot SRINAGAR, OCT.29:

cipal/Dean, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Dr. Rafiq Ahmad Pampori, senior faculty of the College and senior officers were present on the occasion. Taj said that a proposal of Rs. 36 crore has been sent to Union Health Ministry aimed to introduce innovative technologies in the health sector for the benefit

of the patients. He said Central Government has helped the State in improving further the healthcare sector by way of providing liberal funds for up-gradation of health infrastructure across the State. “Though a lot has been done for improving medicare facilities yet more efforts

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Saying that delivery of basic amenities to people at their door steps is among priorities of present government, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar enjoined upon the officers to work with more dedication and to ensure availability of basic amenities including essentialities to the people, particularly during ensuing winter months. This was stated by the Minister while inaugurating a Ration Depot at Mughal Mohalla Rainawari in Khanyar constituency, a long pending demand of the people of the area, which has

been constructed at a cost of Rs 10 lakh. Mr. Sagar also visited various areas of the Constituency and took stock of developmental works being executed in the area. He exhorted upon the concerned agencies to expedite all the ongoing works to ensure timely completion of works as per schedule. Stressing

on judicious use of funds, he directed the concerned officers to use qualitative material at all levels. The Minister also announced that one more Ration Depot shall be established at Surteng

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Wednesday 30 October 2013

Alarming...... degradation of our moral values which have been a target of these forces who are bent upon to destroy our society and its rich social fabric.

India...... incidents while 32 others, including 17 civilians, had suffered injuries.

CRPF...... the security grid in the sensitive state was going to be upgraded. Initially the union Home Ministry had desired to pull out of Jammu and Kashmir as many companies of CRPF as possible for deployment in the poll bound states but on the basis of inputs from intelligence agencies,indicating possible escalation in the level of militancy related activities and violence,a decision was t aken to withdraw minimum companies of CRPF fom the state. Senior Army functionaries have been asked to keep troops on high alert not only on the LOC but within some sensitive districts and towns so that militants failed to target vital Government installations and to attack security pickets or convoys. Sources said that there would be no pull out of BSF companies because of their need while checking ingress bids on the International Border in the Jammu sector.The sources said that instead of withdrawing some BSF companies additional BSF companies have been deployed on the IB for meeting any eventuality on account of repeated ceasefire violations by the Pak troops.

Safron...... Saffron Festival is aimed at attracting more and more tourists to the State besides providing market to the farmers on global level. Expressing satisfaction over the rush of tourists this year, the Tourism Minister said that the season was fully peaceful and the persons related to tourism earned their livelihood and lived a dignified and honourable life. He appealed farmers to preserve the popularity of Saffron by showcasing the crop before tourists visiting Valley. The Tourism Minister said that on the concluding day of the festival, best growers will be awarded for their efforts in multiplying the production of saffron. The dignitaries flagged off saffron run and encouraged the tourists with lucky draw who participated in the festival. The three lucky tourists who bagged three positions through draw of lots were awarded with 2 nights and 3 days free stay in Gulmarg and Pahalgam.

Mir...... Pertinently Omar Abdullah recently in an interview with Britain’s newspaper had suggested that Irish based solution could be implemented to Kashmir for the resolution of the long pending issue.

Taj...... need to be put in” said the Minister, adding that projects framed under health sector would definitely transform the health scenario in the State. He said, starting evening clinics was aimed to keep available consultation of specialists to people at affordable fee, who otherwise do not get the time to visit hospitals during day time due to certain reasons. He said people must avail the facilities made available in Govt run health institutions rather moving to ill equipped private health clinics and Nursing Homes. Earlier, the Principal/Dean of Government Medical College, Srinagar in his welcome address gave detailed account of the activities of the College besides the innovative measures taken at different levels for improving the healthcare system at Government Medical College and its associated hospitals. Later, the Minister gave away prizes among the meritorious students for their excellent performance in academics as well as in extracurricular activities.

Sagar...... Rainawari at a cost of Rs. 8 lakh which shall cater the large populace of the area. A number of deputations called on the Minister during the tour and put forth various issues before him. The Minister gave patient hearing to all deputationists and assured that all their genuine demands will be resolved in a phased manner.

Bizarre mathematics paper:

Student ends life

BoSE constitutes Expert Committee for eye washing Ganderbal, Oct 29, : The bizarre mathematics paper set by Board of School Education allegedly forced a 12th class student to end his life in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal town. A pal of gloom descended on the family of a 12th class student when Irshad Ahmed Shah son of Nizam-u-Din resident of Sehpora Ganderbal consumed poison and ended his life. Family alleged that Irshad was very perturbed after appearing in Math paper of class 12th on Monday. One of his relatives Reyaz Ahmed told CNS that Irshad, a student of Boys Higher Secondary School Soura was very bright and he always came off with flying colours in exams. “After appearing in Math paper, Irshad seemed to be dejected and perturbed and he told his family that the paper was out of syllabus and he want to die,” he said. Family sources said that Irshad consumed poison on Tuesday afternoon. He was immediately rushed to Sub District Hospital Ganderbal where from he was shifted to SKIMS. Doctors declared him brought dead in hospital. A police official told CNS that they are waiting for the post mortem report. “It would be premature to comment on the cause of death as we have not taken up investigation yet,” he said. Pertinently, Hundreds of class 12th students Monday staged protest demonstrations at Press Enclave Srinagar alleging that the Mathematics paper was twisted and out of syllabus. When contacted Secretary to Board of School Education, Renu Goswami told CNS that an expert committee has been constituted to probe the matter and this committee has been directed to submit its report within three days.

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J&K Bank organises literacy camps in Kupwara, Ganderbal Srinagar, Oct 29: With a view to make people belonging to different segments of state economy aware about the basics of banking and finance, J&K Bank organised various financial literacy camps in Kupwara and Ganderbal. Kupwara Camps The Bank’s Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling (FLCC) center Kupwara organised an awareness camp at Khumriyal in collaboration with J&K Bank RSETI Kupwara. Director RSETI Kupwara discussed the role of J&K Bank in establishing the Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI’s) in every district of J&k to eradicate the unemployment in rural areas by nurturing the values of entrepreneurship among the local youth.

Facilitator FLCC gave a detailed account of products and the services offered by the financial institutions. He explained to the audience features of small savings schemes besides Kissan Credit Cards, SKEWPY and other sponsored schemes for unemployed youth for establishment of different employment and income generating units. In collaboration with J&K Grameen Bank at Reddie Chowkibal, FLCC organised a financial literacy camp, which was attended by a good number of farmers, businessmen, senior citizens and other locals from the area. Representatives of all the line departments and the officials of J&K Grameen Bank and NABARD also participated. Facilitator FLCC Kupwara apprised the audiences about the concept and purpose of the camp and educated them about the

DG Prisons reviews security at Pooch Jail:

Interacts with inmates Srinagar, Oct 29: Director General Prisons, K. Rajendra Kumar visited Poonch Jail to review the security of the jail, besides, took stock of facilities being provided to the inmates. The DG Prisons was accompanied by Add. Deputy Commissioner Poonch Arvind Sharma, SP Poonch Shamsheer Hussain, Commandant JKAP 6th Bn. Farid Ahmad and Dy. Supdtt. JKAP 6th Bn. Girdhari Lal. The DG Prisons first visited the Jail barracks and interacted with the jail inmates both male and female. He enquired about the various facilities being provided to

them. He assured that all legitimate help will be provided and all efforts will be put in to improve the living conditions of the inmates. DG Prisons issued the directions to engage the inmates in educational activities as well as different vocational trainings so that the inmates will learn various skills that can go a long way in their rehabilitation when they finish their jail term. Later on, a security review meeting was held with the Superintendent of jail, where the security and safety of the prison and prisoners was discussed in details. DG Prison directed to install surveillance gadget to improve the security in the jail.

Meanwhile, RSETI Kupwara conducted skill development programmes on Dress Designing and Tille-doozi for women. The programmes were attended by more than 60 candidates from different blocks of district Kupwara. Lead District Manager Kupwara addressed the trainees highlighting the significance of RSETIs and emphasized upon the trainees to utilize their skills for selfemployment. Speaking at the valedictory session of the course, Director RSETI said, “The Bank has conceived of the RSETIs as entrepreneur feeders for the local economy and we have designed our courses accordingly with special focus on current market practices.” Director Institute urged the trainees to avail the benefits of training for self-employment and secure future.

importance and the advantages of money management, saving with the banks. He also explained the benefits of borrowing from the banks. Ganderbal camps The bank’s FLCC Ganderbal organised many financial literacy camps across the district. The camps were conducted this month at Haran, Ripur, Chatturgul Bala, Poskar, Tchoont walliwar, Sehpora, Kagan and Chanduna in different blocks of the district. The camps were attended by large number of farmers, artisans, traders and other locals. The participants were apprised of the bank’s tailor-made schemes designed for the financial development of people belonging to every segment of economy. RSETI Kupwara

CRPF celebrates its Platinum Jubilee Srinagar, Oct 29,: Central Reserve Police Force Tuesday celebrated its platinum jubilee and in this connection various functions and celebrations were organized at different places all across Kashmir Valley. The CRPF is an armed Force of the Union of India, with the basic role of maintaining internal security and assisting the State/ Union Territories in maintaining law and order and counter insurgency opera-

tions. Reports said that CRPF has entered 75th year of its glorious history and Platinum jubilee celebration were held in this regard in Srinagar and other palces. On this occasion a medical camp was organized by 43rd battalion at Kesarmulla, Budgam while a blood donation camp was organized at 23 battalion, Karan Nagar in which approximate 100 personnel donated blood. A CRPF official told CNS that ‘Synergy cup

Geelani was never under ‘siege’: DGP

SC to hear Haji Yousuf death case on 29th Nov 2013 Srinagar, Oct 29: A Division Bench of Supreme Court of India comprising JJ Mr. B.S. Chauhan & Mr. S.A. Bobde ale after hearing arguments of Prof. Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate for the petitioner, Shri Balwant Singh, MLA & Shri Qadri, AdvocateGeneral of J&K in a writ petition seeking investigation by CBI into the custodial death of Haji Yousuf ordered that the final hearing of the case shall be held on 29th November, 2013. In a statement issued to KNS said that Prof. Bhim Singh, submitted the Supreme Court that Haji Yousuf, a renowned and prosperous businessman closely associated with the ruling National Conference was summoned by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to his residence on 29th September, 2011 following a complaint by another National Conference worker that Mr. Yousuf had collected Rs.84 lacs for an MLC seat. Another NC worker had complained that he had paid Rs.34 lacs. Prof. Bhim Singh informed the court that the

Chief Minister detained Haji Housuf in his house for over two hours in the evening and then directed IG Police to arrest him. The IG Police took Haji Yousuf to a police station. Haji Yousuf was declared dead on the 30th September, 2011. He said that the relatives were not informed about the arrest and death of Haji Yousuf. Prof. Bhim Singh submitted that the police registered FIR against Haji Yousuf three days after his death whereas no FIR has been registered in connection with the custodial death of Haji Yousuf. He said that the Supreme Court had issued notice to the State Govt. on this petition on 30th October, 2011 whereas this notice was served on the State on 9th November, 2011. Prof. Bhim Singh said that the Govt. of J&K in order to dilute the orders of this court appointed a retired Judge of the Supreme Court on 18th November, 2011 instead of implementing the Supreme Court order. Prof. Bhim Singh cited a judgment of the Supreme Court in Gujarat case where the Supreme Court

Rangpur residents seek intervention of Authorities

Srinagar, Oct 29, CNS: Residents of Rangpur, Elahi Bagh have appealed to District Administration an Police to save them from the hooliganism of drug addicts. Residents of Rangpur told CNS that they are scared of venturing out from their houses during evening as the drug addicts who roam in groups and are armed with rods and other equipments attack people and loot them. They said that a few days ago, drug addicts robbed an elderly person and snatched cash from him while the next day another group of drug addicts laid hands at the expensive mobile set of a youth. They appealed authorities to initiate action against these drug addicts and save the residents from their hooliganism. (CNS)

Police foils EJAC meet, detains leaders of employees Srinagar, Oct 29: Police today foiled a meeting of Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) that was scheduled to take place at agriculture complex Lal Mandi. Various employees leaders including EJAC (Q) president Abdul Qayoom Wani, were detained by police before they could participate in the meeting. Talking to Kashmir News Service, Abdul Qayoom Wani termed the police action undemocratic and any such action won’t deter employees to take their struggle to logical conclusion. “Today’s police action will further strengthen our resolve to go ahead with our programmes. Even the state government had used ESMA against protesting employees but all in vain because our demands are genuine and the government will have to fulfill these demands. The restrictions imposed on us will not hamper our meetings and the government will not achieve anything by playing the pressure tactics,” Wani observed. Reminding Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to fulfill his promises made with employees.

had directed the Govt. of Gujarat to hand over the investigation of the case to the CBI in the public interest. Prof. Bhim Singh said that the custodial death of Haji Yousuf amounted to murder and an FIR u/s. 302 R.P.C. should have been registered without any delay. Appointment of a Commission of Inquiry was a move to divert the attention of the media and the public from the real issues. Prof. Bhim Singh also filed an affidavit on behalf of Mr. Talib Hussain, son of the Late Haji Yousuf who had clearly stated that the police did not inform any member of the family about the arrest of his father nor the family members or a member were informed about his death in custody. He said in his affidavit that the complaint filed by him in the police was thrown into the dustbin regarding death of his father. He had stated that he and his family members were informed about the custodial death of Haji Yousuf in the evening of 30th September, 2011 in police station. He had made it expressly clear that his father was

cricket tournament’ final was organized at Budgam Stadium by 35th Battalion in which MLA Budgam Aaga Sayed Raunallah, was the chief guest. Cultural programmes, mela and Bada Khana were also organized at Recruit Training Centre in Humamaha, Srinagar under the guidance and supervision of P.K. Singh, IGP, CRPF, Srinagar in which D.K. Pathak, Special DG, J&K zone was the chief guest.

murdered and the Chief Minister was directly responsible for that. He said in his affidavit that they have no faith in the investigation by police working under the Chief Minister, Mr. Omar Abdullah. The affidavit has sought an independent inquiry in the interest of justice so that the culprits could be brought to justice. Prof. Bhim Singh also informed the court that it has been working as police state for several decades. He said that he himself has been victim of the wrath of the State Govt. He said that he was kept in prison for years by the Govt. of J&K even when he was a serving MLA in J&K Assembly. He expressed gratitude to the Apex Court of India which has ushered an era of justice and equity in J&K. He said that this is a tragedy that an FIR was not allowed to be filed under the instructions of the Chief Minister when a noted ruling party businessman died in custody after he was sent to police station on the orders of the Chief Minister.

Srinagar, Oct 29 : The Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad today said that Syed Ali Geelani was never under ‘siege’ which was lifted by police as has been projected by Hurriyat Conference (G). Prasad, said Geelani is free to go anywhere, anytime and to do any political activity as long as it is within the bounds of law.“Police never imposes restrictions willfully. We are bound by law and if you want to change law, you should have majority in assembly and for that you need to contest elections. Geelani was never under house confinement, it is only being exaggerated,” the DGP added.Asked about speculations that Geelani’s house confinement was over only because some political parties want him out to propagate poll boycott before the coming Parliamentary .


For and on behalf of the Srinagar Development Authority, the Executive Engineer, Srinagar Development Authority, invites seated tenders affixed with revenue stamp worth Rs. 5/- from the registered PWD contractors of J&K State of appropriate class and experiece (as specified) for the below mentioned works:S.No

Name of the Work

Amount of Earnest Work Money

Class of Contractor

Cost of tender Document

Time of Completion


Development of Parking lot near Bemina Budgam crossing(Bye Pass) at Bemina, Srinagar by way of earth filling and GSB filling.

Rs. 3.02 Lacs

Rs. 6050/-


Rs. 200/-

20 days


Widening of road from Byepass side side upto green belt at Bemina, Srinagar (between Hamza Colony & Bemina Barthana colony)

Rs. 4.20 Lacs

Rs. 8400/-


Rs. 300/-

30 days


Restoration of various road patches/ stretches by way of providing and laying of WBM Grade-II and IIIrd at Bemina Srinagar.

Rs. 3.03 Lacs

Rs. 6050/-


Rs. 300/-

20 days

1. The Vice Chairman Srinagar Development Authority, reserves the right to accept/ reject any tender without assigning any reason thereof. 2. Sealed tenders should be addressed to the vice chairman Srinagar Development Authority, and can be submitted either in person at the office of SDA Bemina on 12/11/2013 upto 4:00 PM or through registered post/Courier. if the last date of receipt of Tenders is declared as Holiday/Hartal, the Tenders will be received on next working day. 3. Tenders document can be hasd from the office of the execiutive Engineer, Srinagar developemnt Authority Bemina, near JVC Hospital from 01/11/2013 to 10/11/2013 upto 2>00 PM during office hours after deposting the cost of tenders documents shown against each above( non refundable) in the form of cash /bank draft pledged to the Vice Chairman Sringar Developemnt Authority. 4. The tenders of defaulting contractors whose name have been published in various News Papers under this office No. SDA/VC/9232-37 dated: 7/1/1999 shall not be entertained till teh outstandding are liquidated/reconciled and necessary N.O.C issued by the FA/CAO ,SDA and those contractors who have failed to execute the on going works within the stipulated the period. /01/2004 and as per PWD form 25. 01. Intending Tenderer should have to paste transparent cello tape on each and every rates written on tender. 02. the Documents will be issed on produciton of valid Registration Card/ Certificate only.and on attested copy of the same to be submitted for office record. 03. The contractor shall have valid TIM/PAN numbers and atttested copy of the same to be sumbitted with the tender otherwise tender will be straightway rejected. 04. Incase of any delay on the part of contractor a penality as mentioned below shall be imposed. R.500/-(Lump sump) for Ist (7) days. R.700/-(Lump sump) for (8) to (15)days. R.500/-per day after 15 days.

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CS visits Shopian, Pulwama, meets several deputations, Reviews plan progress, winter preparations

SHOPIAN, OCTOBER 29: Chief Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khandey Tuesday asked district administration Shopian to make advance preparations for snow clearance keeping all necessary equipment and machinery at place besides ensuring adequate stocks of essentials are stocked by or before November 10, 2013. Chief Secretary, in a bid to provide interaction opportunities to the public besides reviewing development progress and winter and sought their redressal. The ing progress under various sectors, preparedness in Kashmir Valley is deputations comprising Traders Chief Secretary, called for launchcurrently on a weeklong visit to Federation, Fruit Growers, Auqaf, ing vigorous awareness campaign various Districts. Citizens Welfare Forum, Memacross the District to improve Chief Secretary, on Tues- bers of Bar Association and senior literacy rate especially among day visited Shopian and Pulwama citizens had detailed interaction the women. He also directed for Districts after holding review with the Chief Secretary, who bringing all the farmers under meetings at Kulgam and Anantnag heard them patiently and assured the Kissan Credit Card Scheme for on Monday in South Kashmir, ac- them that their grievances shall be availing various types of financial companied by Divisional Commis- looked into on priority. Durincentives and benefits under difsioner Kashmir, Shalindra Kumar, ing the review meeting held with ferent schemes. He asked PDD Special Secretaries to the Chief District administration, Deputy to improve, revenue realization Secretary, Chief Engineers of PDD, Commissioner, Shopian briefed besides ensuring repairing and PHE, PWD, Irrigation & flood con- the Chief Secretary about developreplacing damaged transformers trol, Mechanical, PMGSY, Mughal ment progress and plan achieveduring ensuing Ganderbal winter. He said beLone News Agency Kangan Khan News Agency Road, besides Director Health Ser- ments for the current fiscal. He people about their Gulzar News Soura Zahid sides Bookinforming Depot Chadoora vices, horticulture, agriculture, ed- Agency said, out of the annual plan outlay power schedule through mass Tariq News Agency Hawal Bashir News Agency Nowhatta ucation and other senior officers. of Rs. 65.29 crore and availability media publicity, it should be enAt Shopian, several Muzaffar Ali News Alamgari Bazar Budshah News Agency Lal Chowk of RsAgency 29.86 crore, till date Rs 16.15 sured that power supply remains Deputations called on the Chief haveLal been spent on various Abdullah NewsCrore Agency Chowk Sikendar Newsto Agency Lal Chowk available consumers as per anSecretary, apprising him about developmental works under diftime schedule. Gupkarithem News Agency Lal Chowk Raina nounced News Agency Gund KanganFurvarious issues confronting ferent sectors. Chief Secretary emphasized Khan News Agency Regal ChowkWhile reviewRashidther, News Agency Dalgate

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on carrying out multi-stage water analysis tests to ensure availability of potable drinking water to consumers in the District. He asked Director Health to release funds immediately meant for land acquisition for further expansion of the under construction District Hospital, Shopian. He also directed for making available adequate quantity of Timber to the people for construction purposes and use during the winter especially in mosques. Later, in the afternoon, Chief Secretary visited Pulwama and reviewed the overall developmental scenario besides stock and supply position in the district. Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, Mr. Manzoor Ahmad Lone through a PowerPoint presentation apprised the meeting that Rs. 17.69 crores, out of the allot-

Sheikh News Agency Hyderpora Hilal News Agency Budgam Lone News Agency Tangmarg Bhat News Agency Chadoora Bhat News Agency Magam Zargar News Agency Kunzar Dar News Agency Beerwah Bashir News Agency Sumbal Reshi News Agency Safapora Saleem News Agency Pattan Basharat News Agency Bandipora Reyaz News Agency Pampore Altaf News Agency Pulwama Javaid News Agency Qazigund Jeelani News Agency Baramulla G.M News Agency Sopore Shah News Agency Kupwara Sultan News Agency Handwara REASI, OCTOBER 29: lihoods Mission (NRLM) (SGSY), Kissan or ready to complete documentation Younis News Agency Langate Sheikh News Agency Islamabad Credit Card (KCC) , Prime Minister’s formalities with the banks. Mehta AgencyEmployment Islamabad Generation Three Way News Agency all Tralthe village Sarpanches The State Bank ofReshi India News (SBI) Lead Programme requested District Manager LDM Rohit Mehta (PMEGP), ShahariNews Ro- Agency to identify all the willing borrowers Turray News Agency Tral Swarna Jayanti Badru Bijbehara conducted an extensive of Agency varizgar Yojana (SJSRY), Handloom, and send them to the bank branches Rahitour News Kulgam MalikHandiNews Agency Arwani ous villages of Reasi and Pouni Blocks crafts etc. after 3pm alongwith self declared AfRah the News Agency Byepass During his visit he Shaheen News fidavit Agencyattested Kargil by Magistrate and get of the district to review progress interacted

SBI-LDM reviews performance of banks in Reasi district

under various government sponsored

with villagers and Panchayat members

ted Rs. 31.77 crore for current fiscal were expended on the execution of various developmental works and welfare schemes. It was also informed that under Rural Development sector, 1125 works have been completed out of the 2370 works taken in hand at a cost of Rs. 11.24 crore. As many as 35271 job cards have been issued and 338 beneficiaries have been facilitated under IAY scheme. Under R&B sector Rs. 2.65 crore were spent on construction of Roads and Buildings while work on 16 Water Supply Schemes has been taken in hand at a cost of Rs. 27.31 crore, out of which Rs. 14.53 crore have been utilized in the district, the meeting was informed. Chief Secretary stressed upon the officers to mitigate the grievances of the people by extending all basic facilities and directed ensuring availability of essentials especially Rice, Atta, Sugar, K-Oil and LPG to the consumers of the district. Several deputations including Traders Federation, Bar Association, Fruit Growers Association, senior citizens, Small Scale Industries Unit Holders and representatives of Auqaf Jamia Masjid Pulwama called on the Chief Secretary and apprised him about various problems confronted by them.

Arrangements for Muharram finalized at Anantnag District Development Commissioner Anantnag today chaired a meeting of concerned officers for finalization of arrangements for ensuing Muharram. Members of civil society, Lambardars, Chowkidars and PRI members were also present in the meeting. District Development Commissioner stressed upon CAPD officers for making sufficient stock of essential commodities especially in Shia dominated areas. He also urged the officers for ensuring the price control of edibles for which checking squads have been activated. He also impressed upon the PDD and PHE officials to ensure uninterrupted electric and drinking water supply round the clock during the Muharram. PHE officers were also directed to press in to service the water tankers during these days wherever necessary especially in the Shia dominated areas. Executive officers of Municipal Committees/Councils were asked to ensure proper sanitation throughout the district and making arrangements for better sanitation and cleanliness in and around the said localities.

processed their Loan proposal. This


The LDM reviewed the arrangements under Jammu and Kashmir Self Employment Scheme (JKSES), Self Help Group (SHG), National Rural Live-

to know about the problems being faced by them to address their finance related problems. As majority of the KCC applicants are not visiting the bank branches

Ex EC and Nominated Councilor Engineer Punchok Tashi Joins NC Anayat Ali Kargil, OCTOBER 29 The former Executive Councilor for Zanskar Affairs and Tourism LAHDC Kargil and Nominated Councilor Engineer Punchok Tashi along with some prominent personalities of Zanskar joined National Conference at Zanskar during the visit of the Minister for Higher Education Mohammad Akbar Lone along with, Advisor to CM Qamar Ali Akhone, State Minister Feroz Ahmad Khan and Nazir Gurazi, Provincial President NC and MLA Nasir Aslam Wani and District President National Conference Ghulam Hassan Khan. Mohammad Akbar Lone addressed to a huge gathering of People at Padum Zanskar during which he told that the Omar government is bound for the development of the far flung and deprived areas of the State like Zanskar. The Government is aware of all the difficulties faced by the people residing in these areas and to provide all basic facilities, is the top most priority of the Government. During his speech the Minister announced

that from the next academic session Science Stream will be started at Government Higher Secondary School Padum. Advisor to CM Qamar Ali Akhone, State Minister Feroz Ahmad Khan and Nazir Gurazi, Provincial President NC and MLA Nasir Aslam Wani and District President National Conference Ghulam Hassan Khan also addressed to the gathering and focused on the people friendly policies of the Government and also mentioned about the various development projects carried on in Zanskar Sub Division. On this occasion a large number of people along with former Executive Councilor for Zanskar Affairs and Tourism LAHDC Kargil and Nominated Councilor Engineer Punchok Tashi and some prominent personalities of Zanskar joined National Conference. The ministers joyfully apprised the new members for joining the party and hoped that the new member will strengthen the party by highlighting and making aware the people with the policies and programmes of the party.

Div Com discusses arrangements for Gurupurab celebration JAMMU, OCTOBER 29:Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Shantmanu today discussed the arrangements for the Guru Nanak Devi 547th Birth Anniversary here at a joint meeting of the officials and District Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (DGPC) members. The meeting was attended by President District Gurudwara Prabandak Committee, S. Dalip Singh, Joint Director Information, Jammu, Smita Sethi, Secretary, S. Mela Singh, Joint Secretaries, S. Manjit Singh and S. Bana Singh, Cashier, S. Attar Singh Deputy Director, RDD, S. Gurmukh Singh, Director Land Management, JDA, S. Jatinder Singh, General Manager, Gurudwara Prabandak Committee, S. Tejinder Singh besides members of SGPC. The meeting discussed in detail the arrangements for smooth conduct of Gurupurab falling on 17th November, 2013. It was informed in the meeting that the main function will be held at Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji near Gummat Bazar where thousands of devotees perform prayers and attend Akhand Path followed

Aijaz visits far flung areas of Block Mahore, listens to people’s problems REASI, OCTOBER 29: Minister of State for Revenue Relief and Rehabilitation, Aijaz Ahmed Khan today visited Chasana area and listened to the grievances of local public and Panchayat Members. A team of District and Sectoral Officers of various departments, besides local political leaders Mumtaz Gulam Nabi, Jagdish Thakur and Sukhdev Singh accompanied the Minster. The panchs and sarpanchs of the area put forth their demands which were mainly related to provision for road connectivity to the area, upgradation of medical facility, opening of new and up-gradation

of existing government schools, besides provision for electricity supply.

The Minister assured people for early completion of all development

According to Chief Medical Officer Shopian, it is hereby informed for information of all the concerned candidates that the interviews scheduled to be held for various posts under NRHM in District Shopian from October 30, 2013 are hereby postponed due to some unavoidable reasons and the next date of conducting the interview shall be notified separately.

exercise is to be done by each village Sarpanchs of the district and the applications of non-desirous applicant are to be returned to agriculture department before 31st December 2013.

Akbar Lone and high level team visited Zanskar

works and also assured that the demands projected by them would be met in a phased manner. He instructed the officers present to make people aware about all government programmes and involve members of PRIs in decision making. The Minister further asked the people of area to maintain harmony and brotherhood and cautioned them against the divisive elements. He said that development is not possible without peace and the society shall expose those who are bend upon to create trouble. He further added development of far flung areas is one of the main agenda of government and this objective can be achieved only with the cooperation of people.


March 21-April 19 Gadgets and new devices that are supposed to make it easier to accomplish certain tasks may actually cause more confusion. You’re often a big fan of doing things the old-fashioned way. Even though people may laugh at you, you tend to insist that the old way is the best way. Take your time to complete chores and tasks today.

Taurus April 20-May 20

Be careful about going overboard with your sarcasm. Some people take your comments seriously. Not everyone understands your humor. This could make communication unclear at times. Deliver a straight story without exaggeration or embellishment thrown in to make things juicier. Don’t just tell the truth - tell the whole truth. You’ll feel better about the situation.

Gemini May 21-June 21

Self-image could be a difficult issue for you. Perhaps you’ve painted a false picture of yourself lately. In an effort to cover your insecurity, you may not have expressed how you feel to some people. When you look in a mirror, you may find that the person you see is quite different than the person other people see. This conflict may put you in some uncomfortable situations.

Cancer June 22-July 22

You may feel like there’s absolutely nowhere to turn. Reality is a scary thing to face. The last thing you want to do is be serious. But you’re finding it difficult to get satisfaction from your fantasy world. Your dreams beckon to you, but you’re afraid to give in to that temptation because you feel a strong sense of duty to other people and places.


Postponement of Interview



by Shabad Kirtan and Langer. Prabhat Pheri would also begin from 7th of November, 2013 besides recitation of Guru Granth Sahib in all Gurudwaras in the morning. The Divisional Commissioner said that necessary instructions would be issued to all the concerned departments to ensure all arrangements well in time for smooth celebration of Gurupurab. The Divisional Commissioner constituted Programme Implementation Committee comprising of three members including Secretary DGPC, Joint Secretary DGPC and Director Land Management. Similarly, Procurement Committee was constituted which comprises of Cashier and two members of DGPC. Likewise, Pandaal Committee was also constituted comprising of Joint Secretary, one Member and Deputy Director Rural Development Department. All the arrangements regarding the celebration of Prakash Diwas of Guru Nanak Dev Ji would be made under the supervision of these nominated members of these Committees, the meeting was told.

Public grievance redressal meet held at Magam


To finalise the arrangements for ensuing Muharram and to redress the grievances of the people, Deputy Commissioner Budgam convened public meeting at Magam here today. All the district and sectoral officers attended the meeting. Various issues of public interest including macadamization of Babapora and Sehpora roads, availability of essentials, distribution of firewood, interrupted power and potable drinking water were threadbare discussed. It was given out that water supply to areas like Sofipora, Kralpora and Manhama shall be ensured besides water tankers shall be put into service on need basis. It was decided that market checking squads comprising of Tehsildar, executive officer Municipal Committee and SHOs of the concerned areas shall intensify market checking to curb the profiteering and hoarding besides checking illegal encroachments in the main town. Later, the Deputy Commissioner along with the officers visited Imam Barah, Yagipora and directed for providing adequate water and power supply at the Imam Barah.


July 23-August 22 You have a strong sense of self. You take charge of situations instead of letting them take charge of you. But this sense of independence and self-confidence may threaten other people. There are some who feel secure knowing that you rely on them. This is one of those days when you may feel a few growing pains as shifting personalities clash with comfortable behavior patterns.


August 23-September 22

Your well-considered actions will be effective today. There’s strength in your mental power. You shouldn’t hesitate to direct others toward avenues that would be good for them. You have the vision to see things that other people might not notice. People may not be able to see something in front of them even if they’re about to crash into it!


September 23-October 23 Be careful about taking everything as a personal offense. Others’ inconsiderate actions may hurt you emotionally, but they don’t have to. As long as you’re able to maintain a healthy perspective on the situation, you’ll see that many of the behaviors that upset you result from someone else’s insecurities as opposed to their lack of affection for you.


October 24-November 21 Difficult tension may be frustrating for you to handle. You may wonder why everyone can’t just get along. The answer may seem simple to you, with your easygoing attitude. Unfortunately, there are big egos and unrealistic attitudes involved that make it difficult for other people to see things so simply. You may find that the best you can do is take a step away from the fire.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

Tension may arise among friends when someone suddenly feels like an ignored third wheel. People tend to pair up. Do what you can to stay on topics to which everyone can contribute equally. Staying united is key. Together you’re extremely powerful allies, while divided you’re each other’s worst enemies.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

Your lively, imaginative spirit is in tune with the collective. The need for a worldly consciousness and evolving humanity has become more obvious to you as time goes by. These issues come up today, but don’t be surprised if you get a reality check. Your dreams may be unrealistic. Someone could try to burst your bubble, so be careful. Don’t lose sight of your goals.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Just when you slow down, simplify, and plan, things start to pick up again. Your imagination starts to fly. Stabilization hinders your creative spirit. The last thing your artistic mind wants to do is slow down. Resolving this inner conflict may be hard, but it’s possible. These two sides are on the same team, not opposing ones. If they work together, you can both achieve both goals.


February 19-March 20 Your sense of play might get you into trouble. This sort of attitude could run up against someone who’s trying to stay on task and take things seriously. It may be difficult for you to know how far to push a situation. You may want to force the other person to join your escapades, but you also see the need to settle down and get serious.

Editorial/Opinion The Daily

Zabarwan Times Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Need to give a flip to overall development


&K is perhaps the only state which has a very poor infrastructure in the fields of road connectivity, irrigation, drinking water supply, and provision of basic civic amenities besides other fields which have been badly effected during the past about three decades of uncertainty caused due to law and order situation. Though a tourist destination no head- way has been made in overall development of required infrastructure which could have helped the state to overcome the economic instability. Whatever was done before 1989 that was destroyed by the situation which engulfed the state particularly the Kashmir valley. The state depends mostly on central assistance as its own resources are limited and cannot take the state ahead on the path of development on its own. The state in fact needed a massive budgetary support to overcome the deficiencies in the developmental field but due to the uncertainty neither could that be possible within its own resources nor with the help of central assistance. During the last two and a half decades whatever came in the way of central assistance that was spend on security related matters and the developmental side got automatically neglected and forgotten. Now as the situation has improved the centre and the state governments should concentrate on the development of the basic infrastructure in all the fields which are directly connected with the people. The road connectivity, the irrigation, the water supply, the education and above all the power sector needs immediate attention of the government so that the state goes ahead rapidly on the path of development and problems of the people are mitigated. In a democratic setup people expect that their elected representatives will stand always with them and will try their best to provide the best facilities and civic amenities to them. If this is not done the very purpose of democracy is defeated and the people’s aspirations die down and they loose faith in the system. This year the state has got over seven thousand crores as the budgetary support from central government. This amount can be utilized by the state to overcome the developmental problems of the people so that a flip is given to them. The main problem with this state is that it has a limited work season and that limited season should be utilized as fast as possible so that the money sanctioned by the central government does not remain unspend.



Wednesday, 30 October 2013

“Knowledge Begets Strength”: Research and Development at Defence Lab


he Defence Research and Later, with the expansion of the laboratory in published in international journals. In in quickly repairing damaged runways. Development Organisation 1972, its Charter of Duties was revised by simple and engaging words, Dr Vadera A story about Polycc (DRDO) of the Ministry of adding camouflage, deception, detection, explained that camouflaging (i.e. The staff of the Defence Laboratory had Defence is basically responsi- reconnaissance, operational research, deceiving the enemy by hiding or by an excellent real life experience to tell ble for the development of technology, electronics, communications, drinking placing similar objects which alone will about the Polycc. It was used in primarily for the armed forces. It was water problems, soil stabilization etc. be seen by the enemy forces), nuclear Trivandrum some time back, when a Mig formed in 1958 by the merger of the Later still, in 1979, a committee under the radiation and desert sciences are the 21 had to be ground tested at the airport Technical Development Establishment chairmanship of the late Dr Raja principal areas wherein research and there after suffering a direct bird hit. For and the Directorate of Technical Ramanna examined the scope of development is being done at the Defence the purpose of the test, mooring rings had Development and Production with the applications of ionizing radiations in Laboratory. to be laid – a process that usually takes Defence Science Organisation. quality control. After protracted delibera- He explained that nano technology based about 28 days using conventional The underlying vision of the organization tions, the committee recommended that solutions are also being worked out in a methods. However, the work was as such is to make India prosperous by suitable infrastructure for such research big way at the Defence Laboratory. enormously quickened and most establishing world class science and should be established at Defence Dr Vadera said that another aspect of the effectively too, by using Polycc. technology base and provide our Defence Laboratory. work being done at DRDO labs was the Water Testing Kit Services a decisive edge by equipping The Charter of Duties was reviewed yet examination of possible spin offs from Ascertaining the water quality in order to them with internationally competitive again in 2002. The thrust areas for the technologies developed at the DRDO get rid of water-borne diseases is a basic systems and solutions. research were identified as camouflage labs. He said that the primary work being need. DRDO has developed a simple DRDO has a network of 53 laboratories and low observable technologies, nuclear done in these labs is for the use of the technology for testing the potability of which are deeply engaged in developing radiation management and applications armed forces. Such work requires a drinking water under field conditions for defence technologies covering various and desert environmental science and higher degree of precision and calibration the benefit of the people living in the fields, like aeronautics, armaments, technologies. and hence they are naturally more remote areas where accessibility and electronic and computer sciences, human At present there are 95 scientists and 372 expensive. However, wherever possible, scarcity of treated water prevails. The kit resource development, life sciences, other staff members working at the such technologies are converted to can even be used in the field condition by materials, missiles, combat vehicles Defence Laboratory. Recently, a group of simpler forms, in a more cost effective a semi-skilled person for testing potabildevelopment and naval research and journalists from Tamil Nadu, under the manner, and passed to civilian use and ity of the water. The kit is designed to yield development. The organization includes aegis of the Press Information Bureau, industries. Such transfer is usually semi-quantitative results and provides more than 5,000 scientists and about Chennai paid a visit to Defence Laboratory handled through the Transfer of water testing facilities for both physico25,000 other scientific, technical and at Jodhpur. They met Dr Vadera, Director, Technology (ToT) method. chemical and bacteriological parameters supporting personnel. Defence Laboratory and had a meaningful Some Technologies Developed at on accept/reject basis. It gives results on The Defence Laboratory at Jodhpur interaction with him. Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur pH, fluoride, turbidity, nitrate, total The Defence Laboratory at Jodhpur is one Dr SR Vadera did his M Sc in Physics The team of journalists was taken on a hardness, residual chlorine, chloride, iron, of the several laboratories of the DRDO. from the University of Jodhpur in 1980 tour of the excellent facilities available at and coliform bacteria. The kit is cheap and It was established on May 16, with University Gold Medal and worked the Defence Laboratory. One of the suitable to carry. It carries high quality 1959.Previously located in Ratanada there as Junior Research Fellow during interesting technologies we saw was the reagents to analyse 100 samples. The test Palace, Jodhpur, it is now functioning 1981 to 1983. His doctoral research is in NBC Water Purification System. This results are accurate and precise. from the New Technical Complex (NTC). the area of Mossabuer Spectroscopy, system is primarily being used by the Biological bandages Its charter of duties was primarily which he completed in 1989 from the army. It removes all kinds of Nuclear, The Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur has oriented to solve problems faced by University of Jodhpur. Biological and Chemical contaminants. also successfully developed placenta troops operating in desert environmental He joined the Defence Laboratory, An adapted version of this is being based biological bandages that can be conditions. These included transporta- Jodhpur, in 1983 and carried out R&D developed for civilian use. used as efficient wound dressings. A t i o n , d e p l o y m e n t o f w e a p o n s , work in the areas of Mossbauer Polycc synthetic version has also been developed equipments, stores etc. The original Spectroscopy, Conducting Polymers and Another interesting product was the Fast using nano silver. charter also included basic research Nano materials. He was actively associ- setting High Strength Polymer Concrete Balasya Moolam Vijnanam related to arid zone physiology, radio ated with the development of a number of Composite (Polycc). This is an amazing A t t h e t h r e s h o l d o f D e f e n c e wave propagation, harnessing of solar strategically important products includ- product developed by the Defence Laboratory,Jodhpur one is greeted by the energy etc. ing anti-radar paint (RAP MK-I), Cam Laboratory, Jodhpur for the use of the motto of the DRDO framed in large The Defence Laboratory had made an and IRR paints, anti-static and radio army and the air force. It is a kind of letters. It means “Knowledge begets initial impact in harnessing solar energy transparent paint (RDM-1), etc. Some of concrete that sets in two hours time. It has strength” – or the basis of strength is by developing a number of gadgets and these items are being bulk produced for high strength; it is resistant to chemicals, knowledge. The DRDO and its laboratoachieved good progress in the fields of the use on military equipment. Dr Vadera heat, abrasions as well as fatigue. In war ries are living and working symbols of physiology and training aids. has more than 50 research papers conditions, the polycc is of immense use this meaningful motto.


Ageing and Health

he word 'age' has been used by physiologists to express certain natural divisions in human development and decay. These are known as infancy, lasting to the 7th year; childhood to the 14th; youth to the 21st; and adult till 50th; and then old age. The two great factors influencing the length of life are heredity and environment. One way in which environmental conditions affect longevity is through diseases contracted in the course of life. Healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, illness, injury and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Healthcare is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. Access to health care varies across countries, groups and individuals, largely influenced by social and economic conditions as well as the health policies in place. According to WHO, a well functioning healthcare system requires a robust financing mechanism, reliable information on which to base decisions and policies; and well maintained facilities and logistics to deliver quality medicines and technologies. Healthcare can form a significant part of a country's economy. In 2008, the healthcare industry consumed an average of 9.0% of the GDP across the most developed OECD countries. The United States 16.0%, France 11.2% and Switzerland 10.7% of GDP, were the three top spenders. Healthy or normal old age is attended by diminution in functional activity which corresponds with the characteristic changes of atrophy and involution in the structure of organs and tissues and of a diminished area of the capillary blood vessels. Fatigue is more readily produced; memory, especially for names, becomes less agile; and willpower, like the gait, becomes less certain. The mental outlook is largely determined by that of the individual in the past, happy and kindly, or pessimistic and uncharitable. It is hard to draw a sharp line of demarca-

tion between normal old age, with its namely India and China contributing a million in 2001 to 179 million in 2031 and limitations due to atrophic changes in the significant proportion of this growing further to 301 million in 2051. The number body, on the one hand and on the other hand elderly. of elderly persons above 70 years are the manifestations in the elderly resulting The 2001 census has shown that the elderly projected to increase five-fold between from past infections and diseases. population of India accounted for 77 2001 - 2051. Physiological old age, that is freedom from million, while the elderly constituted only Health problems are supposed to be the any pathological change, is agreed to be 24 million in 1961, it increased to 43 major concern of a society as older people rare and it has been said that often the 'old million in 1981 and to 57 million in 1991. are more prone to suffer from ill health than age itself a disease'. The proportion of elderly persons in the younger age groups. Besides physical Some diseases especially prone to attack population of India rose from 5.63% in illness the aged are more likely to be the aged are diabetes, cancer, and the 1961 to 7.5% in 2001 and expected to victims of poor mental health, which arise cardiovascular - renal group. The last is increase by 12% in 2025. The elderly from senility, neurosis and extent of life satisfaction. The study found a majority of the elderly suffering from diseases like The number of elderly in the developing cough (cough includes tuberculosis of lungs, bronchitis, asthama, and whooping cough as per the International countries has been growing at a Classification of Diseases), poor eyesight, and dental problems. The phenomenal rate; in 1990 the population anaemia proportion of the sick and the bedridden among the elderly is found to be increasing with advancing age; the major physical of 60 years and above in the developing disabilities being blindness and deafness. The First National Sample Survey (NSS) countries exceeded that of the developed indicated that 45% of the elderly suffered from some chronic illness like pain in the countries. According to present indications, joints and cough. Other diseases noted in NSS included blood pressure, heart disease, urinary problems and diabetes. most of this growth will take place in The major killers among the elderly consisted of respiratory disorders in rural developing countries and over half of it will areas and circulatory disorders in urban areas. Rural survey reported that around be in Asia, namely India and China 5% of the elderly were bedridden and another 18.5% had only limited mobility. contributing a significant proportion of this Given the prevalence of ill health and disability, it was found that dissatisfaction existed among the elderly with regard to growing elderly. the provision of medical aid. The sick elderly lacked proper familiar care while closely related to arteriosclerosis, which population aged 70 and above which was public health services were insufficient to may affect various parts of the body, such only 8 million in 1961 rose to 29 million in meet their needs. as the kidneys, the brain and the heart. 2001. The Indian population census Among the eight chronic diseases The number of elderly in the developing reported 99,000 centenarians in 1961 canvassed in the NSS, close to 1/3rd of countries has been growing at a phenome- which rose to 1,38,000 in 1991. elderly reported suffering from pain in nal rate; in 1990 the population of 60 years To assess the emerging ageing scenario of joints, followed by cough 20%, and blood and above in the developing countries India in the first half of the 21st century, the pressure 10%. Less than 5% reported as exceeded that of the developed countries. elderly population of India has been suffering from piles, diabetics and cancer. According to present indications, most of projected for the next 50 years. The size of One out of two elderly in India suffers this growth will take place in developing India's elderly population aged 60 and from at least one chronic disease which countries and over half of it will be in Asia, above is expected to increase from 77 requires long-term medication.

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PM, Narendra Modi to share stage amid battle over Sardar Patel’s legacy The Prime Minister was greeted with flowers after he landed in Ahmedabad this evening by the man who hopes to replace him in office, Narendra Modi. They will shortly share the stage at the inauguration of a museum in Ahmedabad dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the iconic leader from Gujarat who was India’s first Home Minister. The two leaders will first visit the museum together and then will arrive on stage. Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has, however, turned down Mr Modi’s invite to attend another event in Gujarat on Thursday, where the foundation will be laid for a massive statue of Sardar Patel. Mr Sharma, in a caustic letter, accuses Mr Modi, of “misusing the name of Sardar for political propaganda.” He adds, “It is rather odd that you have attempted to brazenly usurp the rich legacy of Sardar Patel whose approach and beliefs militate against all that is personified by the Rashtriya Swayamsewak

Sangh (RSS), whose nominee you are.” The RSS is the BJP’s ideological mentor. Over the last few weeks, the Congress has begun a high-decibel campaign accus-

Dismissing a PIL, the court told the petitioner: “We are hearing the matter and you are reaching the conclusion.” The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an application seeking a direction to the Prime Minister to file an affidavit explaining allocation of coal blocks to various companies during the period he held charge of the Coal Ministry. “Dismissed,” said the apex court bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha as he brushed aside PIL petitioner advocate M.L. Sharma’s plea seeking directions to the Prime Minister to file the affidavit. Dismissing the plea, the court said: “We are hearing the matter and you are reaching the conclu-

sion.” The apex court also asked the CBI to file a fresh status report by January 9, 2014 in the case. The court also allowed the investigation agency to share its status report with two in-house prosecutors before their presentation in the court. Also on Tuesday, the CBI told the court that it was yet to get two Coal Ministry files including one on minutes of the screening committee. Meanwhile, the Centre submitted before the Supreme Court its opposition to granting of ex-officio power of secretary to the CBI Director, allowing him to directly report to Minister.

he said. The Gujarat assembly had recently passed the Gujarat Lokayukta Ayog Bill 2013 for a second time without incorporating any major changes sought by the Raj Bhavan, setting the stage for a fresh confrontation. Governor Kamla Beniwal had on September 3 returned the bill, passed by the Assembly on April 2, to the government for

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In a shocking incident, a woman teacher of a government school here allegedly made speech and hearing impaired students massage her legs. The teacher, Shital Avchar, working at a government run school for deaf and mute students, was also found guilty of taking nap in the classroom during school hours and harassing the pupils, officials said. The misdemeanour of the teacher came to light through a purported sting operation conducted by a student wo sent video clips to a school official. Subsequently, Akola zilla parishad’s chief executive officer Arun Unhale ordered an inquiry in which the teacher was prima facie held guilty, following which he recommended her suspension.She was suspended from service yesterday.Meanwhile, the human rights organisation here demanded the teacher’s immediate dismissal from

Nitish Kumar takes on Narendra Modi with reference to Hitler Rajgir: Nitish Kumar’s revenge was served cold Two days after political rival Narendra Modi called him an “opportunist” who has betrayed Bihar, Mr Kumar offered a glut of admonishments for his political rival. The Prime Minister addresses the nation from Red Fort on Independence Day. Mr Kumar said that “Your (Mr Modi’s) Red Fort dream will remain a dream.Mr Modi, who is the BJP’s candidate for prime minister, held a rally in Patna on Sunday jut after a string of explosions in which six people were killed and 83 injured. Mr Kumar today refusted the BJP’s claims of “gross criminal negligence”, alleging that his former ally sees “only the defects in me now.” He was just getting warmed up. The Bihar Chief Minister went on to say that the BJP’s repeated reference to “a Modi wave” that’s sweeping India is

based on what the Nazis practiced. “An associate of Hitler’s said if you repeat a lie a

100 times, it is accepted as the truth. This is what they are doing,” he said, addressing a strategy meeting of his party, the Janata Dal Unite d. (Highlights of his speech) | (Watch) An aspirant for Prime Minister must b e patient, Mr Kumar said, adding, without naming his political rival, “I have heard that Gujaratis have a sweet tooth. Then why are his words so lacking in sweetness?” Mr Kumar pulled the trigger in June on his 17-year alliance with the BJP overs its decision to make Mr Modi in charge of its national campaign. Mr Modi has worked hard to remind voters that he comes from a poor family and started his career selling tea at railway stations. “I too have dreams,” Mr Kumar chided, “But not of being PM. I have not sold tea, but I too come from a modest background,” he said.

Onion price rise will be “downfall” of Sheila Dikshit government: Sushma Swaraj NEW DELHI: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said that the onion price rise issue was a case of “divine justice” as it would lead to the “downfall” of the Congress government which had used an earlier jump in the prices of the vegetable to oust the saffron party from power in Delhi. “During her campaign against me (Chief Minister) Sheila Dixit would wear onion garlands. Congress made it a big issue. “The same onion issue is now becoming the cause of the downfall of the Congress government,” Swaraj said at the launch here of a book authored by the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate for Delhi, Harsha Vardhan. Galloping onion prices are becoming a major issue ahead of the Delhi elections and Swaraj, the former chief minister of Delhi, termed it “divine justice”. Rise in the prices of the food item had been one of the major reasons for the downfall in 1998 of the BJP government in the state, then headed by Swaraj.

Meanwhile, Swaraj lashed out at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for saying that some of the victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots had been approached by Pakistani intelligence agencies.

Swaraj, the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, said that instead of dwelling on violence in Uttar Pradesh, Congress should first speak about the 1984 Delhi

riots. “They (Congress leaders) should also talk about the Delhi riots, which they don’t. That tragedy happened in Delhi,” she said. Gandhi, in recent speeches, has attacked BJP for allegedly “spreading hatred”, for which the saffron party has filed a complaint with Election Commission claiming violation of the Model Code of Conduct ahead of elections. Swaraj also slammed Congress for their use of the word “communal”, saying the party thought that “by using this word, they can win any election”. Referring to the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, Swaraj said she would campaign extensively for the same and hold 100 meetings before the city cast its vote on Dec. 4. “Harsh Vardhan has asked me to hold 100 meetings before the elections, to which I have agreed. “After the Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh elections, I will devote all the time to Delhi elections,” she said.

Modi govt wants to keep Lokayukta in its clutches: Sibal Law minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday slammed the BJP for adopting ‘double standards’ in dealing with corruption, saying the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat is trying to keep the proposed state Lokayukta in its ‘clutches.’ Sibal’s remarks came days after the Gujarat Assembly passed a new Lokayukta bill establishing the primacy of the Chief Minister and the government in the appointment of the anti-corruption watchdog. “BJP has a double face. They want something else for their state and something different for the central government. In Gujarat, it is completely opposite from what they propose for central government. This clearly shows their double standar ds in politics,” Sibal told reporters here. He was asked to comment on the new Lokayukta Ayog Bill passed by the Gujarat Assembly earlier this month as Uttarakhand CM Vijay Bahuguna met him here today to discuss the fate of the Lokayukta bill passed by the previous BJP government in the hill state. “They want a Lokpal for central government which should have such a level of transparency that exists nowhere in the world. But when it comes to Gujarat, the CM will appoint is a state where Lokayukta has not been appointed for the past 10 years,” the Union Minister said. He accused the Gujarat government of trying to keep Lokayukta in its “clutches”. “But they want the Lokpal to be a free bird keeping eye on every issue. For Gujarat, they want the CM to keep eye on everything,”

ing Mr Modi and the BJP of trying to appropriate the legacy of Sardar Patel, a lifelong Congressman. The dispute peaked after a newspaper quoted Mr Modi as saying that Sardar Patel’s funeral in 1950 was not attended by Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister. Congress leader Digvijaya Singh tweeted videos that countered that claim. Mr Modi today tweeted that the newspaper has accepted that it misquoted him. But the controversy is still ticking. Union minister Manish Tewari today said that Sardar Patel had in a letter in 1948 linked the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in January that year to the communal politics of the BJP’s ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh or RSS. Mr Tewari said, “I want to ask the BJP or their newly anointed pretender - do they endorse or agree with the views of Sardar Patel with regard to the RSS...?”

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reconsideration, dubbing the legislation as “complete mockery of the judicial process and detrimental to the interests of public welfare”. In the existing Gujarat Lokayukta Act 1986, the power of selection of lokayukta is vested with the Governor and the Chief Justice of the High Court. The new bill provides for the appointment by a six-member committee headed by the chief minister.

service. Further, an inquiry was also conducted against school superintendent Prahlad Lane, who was found guilty of negligence and also suspended yesterday.The students of the school alleged before reporters that they were beaten up when they complained against the teacher, who harassed them on several occasions and allegedly made them massage her legs.Meanwhile, the human rights organisation here demanded the teacher’s immediate dismissal from service.Further, an inquiry was also conducted against school superintendent Prahlad Lane, who was found guilty of negligence and also suspended yesterday.The students of the school alleged before reporters that they were beaten up when they complained against the teacher, who harassed them on several occasions and allegedly made them massage her legs.

NEW DELHI: The Archaeological Survey of India has stopped digging for gold treasure at the fort of Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh in Unnao. According to ASI officials, excavations have confirmed that there was no gold at the fort, Times Now reported. Some pottery pieces from Buddhist era have been found from the site. The excavation had begun on October 18 after a seer, Shobhan Sarkar, saw in his dreams that 1,000 tonnes of gold was supposed to be buried under the ruins of the 19th century fort. Some pottery pieces from Buddhist era have been found from the site. The excavation had begun on October 18 after a seer, Shobhan Sarkar, saw in his dreams that 1,000 tonnes of gold was supposed to be buried under the ruins of the 19th century fort.

Wish Sardar Patel had been first PM of India: Narendra Modi Ahmedabad: At a function to inaugurate a museum dedicated to the life of India’s first Home Minister and freedom fighter Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi underlined the need for unity in the country and denounced the culture of violence. At the same time, while welcoming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was present on the dais with him, Modi said that if Patel had become the first PM of India then the face of the country would have been something else. “I wish Patel had become

the first PM of India. Patel was a visionary. In 1919 when he was a councillor in Gujarat he has made sure that women’s reservation bill was passed,” Modi said. Hailing Patel as the man who worked tirelessly for the unity of the country, Gujarat CM said, “He worked for the unity of the country and has left behind a rich legacy for us. But sadly whether it is terrorism or Maoism, attempts are being made to break the country.” He added, “But I know that they will not be successful at their attempts. In the land of Gandhi and Patel, the culture of guns and bombs will

never succeed.” Modi also exhorted those who had strayed to join the mainstream and work for the progress of the country. “Those who have gone on the wrong path should come back and work for the growth and betterment of the country.” Modi said that this could be done and gave the example of Punjab. Extending a warm welcome to Manmohan Singh, Modi thanked the PM for all the awards that the Centre had bestowed upon Gujarat for good governance. He said that the awards had inspired his government to work harder.

Cut the genitals of rapists to end rapes: Ajit Pawar But who will do the job, asks Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut. In yet another foot-in-the-mouth moment, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar said that incidents of rape can be stopped if the genitals of rapists are cut off. On Monday, while addressing a function organised by the Nationalist Congress Party’s women’s wing in Jalna, situated 400km from Mumbai, Pawar said that if a “rascal” does not change his ways even after repeated warnings, he should be given harsh punishment. He went on to add, “We should find a permanent solution to problems like rape. We should cut off the genitals of rapists. If this step is taken seriously and successfully, then other perverts will automatically be deterred from committing such crimes.” Pawar is not new to such brash and controversial statements. In April this year, while addressing a public meeting in Pune’s Indapur, Pawar had mocked Bhai-

yya Deshmukh, a farmer from a drought-hit area in Solapur, asking, “If there is no water in the dam, how can we release it? Should we urinate

into it?” This comment had stirred up a hornet’s nest, following which Pawar was forced to apologise. Following his latest comment, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut had a crucial question — who will take up the task of cutting the rap-

ists’ private parts? He added, “This is a shameless government. Earlier too, Pawar had promised he would teach a lesson to moneylenders who exploit the poor. But nothing happened. He only makes tall claims to influence people. However, people are smart now; they won’t fall for his talks.” Sena MLC Neelam Gohre said Pawar’s statement was a ploy to divert attention from the irrigation scam. She added, “Also, he wants to lure women voters by making such bold statements.” Sagar Sanap, the general secretary of BJP’s youth wing (south Mumbai), believes that such remarks are almost always made to grab the attention of the masses. “The government should instead introspect and figure out why women are being attacked in the first place. There is no fear in criminals’ minds. They are confident that they can get away with it easily. This is the reason why crime against women is on the rise,” he said.




Dawood offered each of us a car if we beat Pakistan: Vengsarkar The reactions that followed Monday’s revelation were even more interesting. Although TV channels had showed Vengsarkar making the sensational disclosure at a function in Jalgaon, when TOI contacted him, he vehemently denied making the statement. But Kapil Dev, the then captain, and Madan Lal, who was part of the squad, both separately confirmed to TOI that Dawood had indeed entered the dressing room. NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: A blast from the past rocked Indian cricket on Monday as former Indian captain Dilip Vengsarkar claimed that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim had entered the Indian dressing room on the eve of the Australasia Cup final in 1986. Dawood apparently offered a car to each player if they beat Pakistan the next day. The reactions that followed Monday’s revelation were even more interesting. Although TV channels had showed Vengsarkar making the sensational disclosure at a function in Jalgaon, when TOI contacted him, he vehemently denied making the statement. But Kapil Dev, the then captain, and Madan Lal, who was part of the squad, both separately confirmed to TOI that Dawood had indeed entered the dressing room. The match itself is unforgettable for Indian cricket fans as it featured Javed Miandad’s lastball six, which took Pakistan to a famous victory. On TV, Vengsarkar was seen claiming that Dawood

walked into the dressing room a day before the match and made the offer. He added that Dawood was introduced by famous Bollywood comedian Mehmood. “Mehmood was in our dressing room. Kapil Dev was not there at that time because he had gone out to address the press conference. No one recognised Dawood but I had seen his photographs. Mehmood introduced him to us as a big businessman from Sharjah. He also said Dawood wanted to announce a prize for us. He said, ‘If you beat Pakistan tomorrow, everyone will get a car’. Jayawant Lele was our manager then. He asked if he would also get a car and Dawood confirmed that he would,” Vengsarkar said. However, when TOI contacted Vengsarkar, he denied the report. “This is all nonsense. I don’t know what the TV channels are up to. One news channel has recorded it and now other channels are picking it up. This is nothing but mischief and attempts to malign me. I have nev-

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slams unbeaten half-century to take Mumbai close to win against Haryana Sachin Tendulkar on Monday slammed unbeaten halfcentury to take Mumbai closer to victory over Haryana in their Ranji Trophy 2013-14 opening match at the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium.Chasing a target of 240 runs, Mumbai were 190 for five when the Little Master reached the half-century mark.Tendulkar hit four boundaries while facing 105 balls for his unbeaten 50, after a disappointing show in the first essay when he was cleaned up by Haryana pacer Mohit Sharma for five. This is the 19th half-century which Sachin has scored in Ranji Trophy, and his 115th overall in First-Class cricket. Defending champions Mumbai need a futher 50 runs to win.

Pak can move ahead of Proteas in ICC ODI rankings if win five-game series 3-2 Islamabad, Oct 29 (ANI): Pakistan can reportedly move ahead if South Africa on the ICC ODI Team Rankings if they win the upcoming five-game series against South Africa, beginning in Sharjah on Wednesday, by 3-2 or better. Pakistan, which is currently sitting in sixth position and four ratings points behind South Africa, can swap place with the African side and move into fifth position on 103 ratings points if they win the ODI series 3-2. According to the Daily Times, in contrast, South Africa will move to 107 ratings points if they win the series 4-1 and will narrow the gap with England and Sri Lanka to just four ratings points, adding that the gap will be trimmed to just one rating point if South Africa sweep the series against Pakistan. The ODI series against Pakistan offers South African vice-captain AB de Villiers an opportunity to overtake Hashim Amla at the top of the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, thereby regaining the number-one rank, the report added.

er said anything like this.” Kapil Dev confirmed the news, but denied that Dawood had offered cars to the team. “I remember someone had come to meet a team member, but I told him he is not supposed to be here because this is the players’ dressing room. He immediately said sorry and went away. Later, I was told his name, which I heard for the first time. I don’t really remember anything beyond that,” Kapil told TOI. Madal Lal too endorsed Kapil’s statement. “I don’t understand why Dilip has talked about it after so long. If I recall correctly, a gentleman entered the dressing room and Kapil drove him away. I came to know only later that he was Dawood. I don’t recollect anything about cars being promised as I was training.” Former Indian left-arm spinner Maninder Singh didn’t remember Dawood entering the dressing room, but recalled that the underworld don would attend parties along with the cricketers.

Australia are extremely keen to wrap up the seven-game ODI series here on Wednesday itself by winning the penultimate match in Jamtha and take an unassailable lead, left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty said today. "We have come here to win this game and we're not worried too much about Bangalore (venue of last game on November 2). At the moment we are worried about winning this game and wrapping it up on Wednesday," said Doherty today after the team's training session. Australia are 2-1 ahead in the rubber and India face a must-win situation here on October 30 to stay alive in the series."From our point of view this is the game we want to win. We don't want to save it for the last game on Sunday. We want to wrap up this game. Obviously from their (India's) point of view they need to win to stay alive and from that point, it is pretty crucial for them," said Doherty."We would rather be 3-1 up than 2-2 all. Both teams have played some very good cricket and it will be about who is better on Wednesday," he added.While conceding that bowlers from both teams have found the going tough, especially with the new ODI rule on field restrictions, Doherty averred that it was better to grin and bear it."It's been pretty tough going for all bowlers. Conditions have been tough. It's been a rude challenge. Still having 20-20 cricket with five out and bringing them in. That's the way it is suck it up and move on personally I will rather have five fielders," he said.

Ravichandran Ashwin reckons India under no pressure ahead of 6th ODI against Australia It may be a do-or-die encounter for India but off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin insisted that the home team was under no added pressure despite trailing Australia 1-2 ahead of the sixth and penultimate game of the ODI cricket series. “There is no pressure as such we are just going out and enjoying ourselves. This game is going to be crucial, so we just want to enjoy ourselves and see where we can take it. It has been a good and tight series so far,” said Ashwin ahead of the game at the VCA Stadium in Jamtha. India lost the first and third ODIs in Pune and Mohali, chased a huge score of 359 successfully in the second game at Jaipur, before the fourth and fifth matches in Ranchi and Cuttack respectively were washed out. The Indian bowling attack has been regularly carted around by the Australian batsmen, with captain George Bailey and opener Aaron Finch in an especially punishing mood. Ashwin, who too has been a disappointment so far, said every bowler has been trying to improve. “We are constantly looking to improve

as such. There are always areas that you can work on, constantly looking to improve on. I have been trying to work on bowling more and more because that’s the only way that you can get better. There is nothing as such to worry. The name of the game is to keep improving,” said the Chennai off-spinner. Asked about the way the visitors have upped the tempo in the middle and final overs, Ashwin said the Aussie batsmen had played some high risk shots and succeeded and it was a challenge for hi and others to counter. “It is the trend of the series. We have been chasing down big scores. We have chased down 360. The score has predominately been around 300. Any team that has batted first has predominately got around 300-run mark. “It’s definitely challenging in terms of what the batsmen are doing. They are going for their shots. They are playing the high risk shots, the credit needs to be given. But as I said we keep trying to devise different strategies and see what we can do.”

When questioned about the impact the ODI rule changes on field restrictions was having on the bowlers, the off-spinner said his focus was on trying to find ways to cope up with them as best as he could. “As I have already said, the demands of the game are such that you need to keep evolving as a cricketer. As long as the decision is not in my court, I cannot do anything about it. Whatever decision is being made I will have to try and cope with it. I am sure all cricketers are doing the same thing,” he said.Asked about the drop in fielding standards of the home team when compared to the triumphant run in the ICC Champions Trophy in England, Ashwin brushed it aside saying it was all part of the game “These things do happen. Batsmen do nick the first ball and it does happen in a game. As long as you are putting in the hard yards then you just have to be okay with it.” He said he was not a good reader of a cricket track when asked whether he expected the wicket to turn a bit, as predicted by rival spinner Xavier Doherty.

Ribery heads Bayern bloc in Messi world player challenge Newly-crowned European Football of the Year Franck Ribery will be hoping to end Lionel Messi’s domination of the world player award in the 2013 Ballon d’Or vote. Ribery joins Messi, winner for the past four years, on a list of 23 candidates named by football’s world governing body FIFA and France Football on Tuesday.The France midfielder is accompanied by Bayern Munich teammates Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Mueller, Arjen Robben and keeper Manuel Neuer on the list, reflecting a year in which Bayern won the Champions League and German league and cup double.The Hyderabadi shuttler, who is currently in Paris playing in the French Open, said the issue is affecting her performance.

Australia go into sixth ODI high on confidence against Team India, says Bailey Nagpur: With pressure squarely on India to stay alive in the sevenmatch ODI series, Australian skipper George Bailey today looked relaxed as he said that the visitors were going into the penultimate game here high on confidence. Australia are currently leading 2-1 and needed just one more victory to clinch the series, while India will have to win both their remaining games. “We are very happy to be 2-1 up. We have played some very good cricket. We look forward to tomorrow`s game. The three (fin-

ished) games have been outstanding. We are finding a lot of confidence at the moment. That stems from the way the tour has gone so far,” Bailey said at the pre-match press conference here. “I am quite happy most of the time. I am enjoying the tour. We are playing some good cricket,” he added. The ever-smiling Bailey has led from the front, having amassed 318 runs in the four innings he has batted so far in the best-of-seven rubber at a very impressive 100-plus average. Bailey, who has looked extremely

dominant against the Indian spinners, especially Ravichandran Ashwin, in the series, applauded his team`s batting. “We have been pretty consistent with our batting and probably most important is, we are clear about our roles over the last 6-7 games (going back to series v England),” said Bailey, who has been his side`s highest scorer by a long distance with 98 as his best effort so far. Austrlia has amassed 300-plus totals in three matches and a solid 295 in the rained-off fourth ODI at Ranchi.When reminded that the

Australian batting line up had come a cropper in the four-Test series earlier this year against Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who grabbed 29 and 24 wickets, respectively, Bailey said the tracks prepared for the Tests were different. “From what I have seen, it looks like the pitches have been very different to the ones during the Test matches though I was not part of that team (led by Michael Clarke which was whitewashed by India 4-0),” he said. The 31-year-old Bailey, who is averaging over 53 after 33 ODI ap-

pearances but is yet to figure in a Test for Australia, said when the squad was doing well there was no need to make many changes in the playing eleven.“You will not have the opportunity to do it every time (sticking to same team). It`s no surprise to pick players who have been doing well and not make many changes,” he said.Bailey sympathised with the bowlers who have been finding it difficult to bowl in the later stages of the innings due to the change in the ODI rule forcing an extra fielder inside the inner ring as compared to the earlier one.

Zabarwan Times E-Paper English 30 October  

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