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NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party MLA NEW DELHI: Congress president NEW DELHI: The Indian Army has KABUL: A suicide bomber in
Alka Lamba was hit by a stone at Sonia Gandhi has accused the Modi again topped the popularity charts Afghanistan has killed 29 people,
Kashmere Gate here while she government of diluting tribal land on Facebook, beating foreign mainly members of armed groups
was taking part in an anti-drug rights and reducing budgetary organisations such as the CIA, the that have clashed with security
drive early on Sunday. support for the welfare of tribals. FBI and NASA and Pakistan's Army. forces and insurgents in the past.

PM SLAMS CHIEF MINISTER, RJD LEADER Says State needs a change from 'misgovernance, misrule
Economy shifting gears,
BJP will take Bihar out of BIMARU: Modi results of CII survey show
Warns people Nitish, Lalu More sectors clock excellent growth during first quarter
against allowing launch a TCA Sharad Raghavan
return of jungle Twitter war NEW DELHI: At a time when
raj Part 2 government data give mixed
National Bureau signals of an economic re-
Amarnath Tewary covery, a survey by the Con-
NEW DELHI: Soon after Prime federation of Indian
GAYA: Slamming Chief Minis- Minister Narendra Modi spoke in Industrys Associations
ter Nitish Kumar and Lalu Gaya on Sunday at the second of Council (CII ASCON) sees
Prasad, chief of the Rashtriya his four public meetings in the early signs of a revival.
Janata Dal, ally of the ruling State ahead of the Assembly Of the 93 sectors sur-
Janata Dal(U), for ruining elections later this year, Chief veyed, the proportion that
Bihar in the past 25 years, Minister Nitish Kumar and recorded excellent growth
Prime Minister Narendra Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu (faster than 20 per cent)
Modi on Sunday called upon Prasad took to Twitter to give a during the April-June quar-
the people of the State to point-by-point rebuttal of the ter of 2015-16 was higher, at
throw out the government in speech. 16.1 per cent, than the 7.1 per
the upcoming election and Responding to Mr. Modis veiled cent in the corresponding
take the State out of BIMA- reference to Mr. Prasads stint in quarter of the last fiscal. tive growth and there has of less than zero fell to 23.7
RU category. jail where, he said, one only The survey respondents been a significant and per- per cent from nearly 27 per
(The acronym BIMARU Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that Nitish Kumar and Lalu picks up criminal behaviour, Mr. represented a wide range of ceptible positive movement cent in the corresponding
was coined in the early 1980s Prasad had ruined Bihar. BJP leaders Amit Shah (centre) and Sushil Kumar Kumar said: It is ironic that the sectors comprising small, in percentage points re- quarter of the previous year.
to describe the backwardness Modi (left) and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan (second from left) attended the Prime Minister is referring to the medium and large enter- corded by many of the sec- However, the share of sec-
of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, rally in Gaya. PHOTO: RANJEET KUMAR effects of a stint in jail right after prises and, in many cases, tors which were in tors that witnessed a high
Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh the speech of his party president accounted for around 70 per moderate and negative growth rate (of 10-20 per
relative to the best-perform- Jungle raj Part 2 now also called the JD(U) Janata ka ruling India had now joined Amit Shah. The hint was at Mr. cent of the total industry growth category a year ago, cent) reduced significantly
ing States.) has jail experience and peo- daman aur utpidan (suppres- together to ruin Bihar, he Shahs stay in jail in 2010 in the output in their respective said Naushad Forbes, chair- to 9.7 per cent from 14.3 per
Mr. Modi took a dig at Mr. ple who come out of jail sion and oppression of the said apparently referring to Sohrabuddin case. He referred to sectors. man, CII ASCON, and presi- cent a year ago.
Prasad who was incarcerated would have learnt quite a few people). the JD(U)-RJD-Congress al- then Prime Minister Atal Bihari What is especially signif- dent-designate, CII.
in the multi-crore fodder new things So, if it comes, Bihar needed a change in liance. Vajpayees advice to Mr. Modi to icant is that there are fewer The proportion of sectors SURVEY CALLS FOR EASING
scam case. all will be lost. Mr. Modi re- governance, he said. Bihar Citing BJP-ruled States follow Raj Dharma during the sectors anticipating nega- that reported a growth rate INTEREST RATES | PAGE 12
Apparently overwhelmed ferred to the recent murder has always been in the fore- such as Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat riots of 2002.
by the mammoth crowd at of a BJP leader in Patna, and front of any historic change Rajasthan, he said Bihar too Mr. Prasad said: I belong to a
the Gandhi Maidan here, he
said the turnout showed Bi-
har was on the path of
said if this can happen in a
State capital under the nose
of the government, it heralds
and now Ive come to take
your blessings to rid the State
of misgovernance and mis-
needed to come out of the BI-
MARU category.
Within five years, well
community whose god [Krishna]
was born in a jail and broke the
jail bars to end the life of the evil
Flood of suggestions after PM
change. Criticising the previ- the beginning of jungle raj rule that has marked the past take Bihar out of the BIMA- Kansa, he said. He too pointed to
ous RJD regimes jungle
raj, he asked the people if
they would like jungle raj
Part 2.
Mr. Modi, who termed the
RJD Rojana Jungle raj ka
25 years, he said, referring to
15 years of RJD rule and 10 of
the Janata Dal(U).
RU bracket and this is why a
BJP government an NDA
government is needed, he
Mr. Shahs incarceration.

seeks inputs for I-Day address
Part 2 in the State. Dar at the Muzaffarpur rally, Those who were earlier declared. AGAINST BIHAR: NITISH | PAGE 12 Nistula Hebbar want to hear on Independ-
The total number of ence Day.
NEW DELHI: A week from now, entries at Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO of
inching towards
Peace pact only a formula to a Mumbai hotel raids spark Prime Minister Narendra
Modi will make Indias first
crowd-sourced Independ-
the 10,000 mark, said that suggest-
ions had been flowing in at
the rate of 500-600 a day.

final accord, says Nagaland CM outrage; probe ordered ence Day address, and peo-
ple from across the country least two months a year.
At the last count, the total
number of entries (with
have very specific ideas they These suggestions have multiple suggestions per
Omar Rashid police raided lodges and two- want him to speak about been flooding the govern- entry) was inching towards
Vijaita Singh and ambushed an Army con- star hotels in the Aksa and from announcing a scholar- ments own digital govern- the 10,000 mark.
voy killing 18 soldiers in Ma- MUMBAI: Mumbai Police chief Madh Island areas on Thurs- ship scheme for young sci- ance portal,, These varied from hon-
NEW DELHI: A day after meet- nipur in June. Rakesh Maria on Sunday or- day afternoon. Couples who entists in the name of the since July 26 when the ouring Kalam to setting up a
ing Prime Minister Narendra I am ready to step down, dered an investigation into had checked into the hotels former President A. P. J. Ab- Prime Minister first an- patriotic tourism circuit.
Modi, Nagaland Chief Minis- along with all members of the raids in which the police for privacy were shocked to dul Kalam to shifting the na- nounced that he wanted
ter T.R. Zeliang said here on Nagaland Assembly, if an ac- rounded up 40 couples from find the police knocking on tional capital to one of the suggestions from the citi- IDEA CAME FROM PMS
Sunday that the Naga peace ceptable and honourable so- hotels and lodges in the sub- their doors. They were pulled northeastern States for at zens on what they would AUSTRALIA VISIT | PAGE 12
pact was only a formula to a lution is found, in order to urbs and charged them with out of the rooms and taken to
final accord. make a new beginning, the public indecency. Consider- a police station and allegedly
Voicing confidence that Chief Minister said. ing strong public reactions even manhandled for being
other rebel groups would His remarks are significant and criticism against the caught for indecent public
come on board after the sign- T.R. Zeliang is confident as the region has a history of moral policing, Mr. Maria behaviour.
ing of the agreement between that other rebel groups rebel groups joining the po- instructed Additional Com- The police said the raids
the Union government and will come on board. litical mainstream and even missioner of Police (North) followed complaints by the lo-
the National Socialist Coun- assuming power after signing Fatehsingh Patil to conduct cal people about rampant
cil of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) would visit Myanmar to meet of peace accords. an inquiry. prostitution in the area.
[NSCN(I-M)], he said at a S.S. Khaplang, the chief of the Social media has erupted (With inputs from PTI)
press conference that a 16- NSCN(K), which had violat-
ZELIANG TO SPEAK TO ASSAM, with outrage against the po-
member Naga delegation ed the ceasefire agreement MANIPUR, ARUNACHAL CMS | PAGE 12 lice. A team of the Malwani

More botched up live

surgeries come to light
Bindu Shajan Perappadan futed allegations of careless-
ness in the incident on July 31.
NEW DELHI: Sixty-two-year-old It clarified that the patient had
Shobha Rams death due to al- cirrhosis of the liver due to
leged carelessness by doctors hepatitis B virus infection and
at the All India Institute of liver cancer. He had a detailed
Medical Sciences here during a preoperative assessment for
live surgery last month has feasibility of removing the tu-
brought out other botched up mor surgically. During surgery
cases in similar interventions there was bleeding, a known
in the past. complication, and it was con-
Neeraj Nagpal, convenor of verted into an open procedure.
Medicos Legal Action Group After the bleeding was con-
and ex-president of Indian trolled, the patient was shifted
Medical Association, Chandi- to the ICU. Unfortunately, be-
garh, has in a doctors web fo- cause of the underlying liver
rum written: Many years ago disease the patient did not do
during a live endoscopy work- well and died. His relatives
shop at AIIMS, I witnessed an were kept informed of the con-
invited faculty trying to re- dition after shifting him to the
move a 20-mm CBD stone [al- intensive care unit and even
so called bile duct stones or afterwards. The mortality of
gallstones in the bile duct], . this procedure in patients with
failing [which] the patient was cirrhosis at most centres of the
shifted to ICU world is in the range of 5-10 per
He went on to add that cent, it said.
carelessness isnt restricted to The Medical Council of In-
AIIMS. Similar incidents have dia has asked Delhi Medical
happened at other hospitals Council to submit a report.
and many cases have reached
consumer courts too. He noted
that during a workshop, in a
procedure involving the heart,
a patient had to be shifted to
the OT for open heart surgery
which ended in her death. In
this case, the State Consumer
Dispute Redressal Commis-
sion awarded Rs.3,10,000 as METROPLUS
compensation, which was re- 4 Pages
duced to Rs.1 lakh by the na-
tional commission. EDUCATION PLUS
Meanwhile, AIIMS has re- 4 Pages

A battered, but pleasant Sunday morning All of us will work from Tihar: CM
Delhiites woke up to the sound of rain falling on their Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal charges Prime Minister
windowpanes, which continued all morning, showing no Narendra Modi with creating obstacles for the AAP
signs of subsiding. >> Page 4 government in the Capital. >> Page 5

Seeing the sub-continent
through vintage maps
HD channels steal Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Vintage maps pro-

vide a unique insight into how
cities and countries evolved
over time and how the world

viewers, blank out piracy

looked like without the mod-
ern day boundaries that de-
ne the way we are used to
seeing the world.
The Indian subcontinent
has looked very different
when envisioned by various
people who have drawn maps
over the years since the evo-
Jaideep Deo Bhanj lution of more accurate tech-
niques of map drawing from
ectangular tubs, stacked with the 15th century.

DVDs, perched on rickety tables To showcase how things One of the exhibits to be showcased at the
were a common sight at markets have evolved, the National exhibition. PHOTO: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
like Palika Bazaar, Nehru Place Museum is organising a two-
and around ISBT terminals. month show that will have on
Youngsters would browse display the countrys most continent and international- wake of Vasco Da Gamas ar-
through the plastic packets to comprehensive private col- ly, including original rival in 1498. In the more re-
buy pirated version of the latest lection of historic maps. manuscript representations. cent times are maps of
movies, television shows, songs Hyderabad-based Kalakriti Speaking about the show, medieval Hyderabad and
in MP3 formats and even porn Archive, is lending to the Prshant Lahoti, who heads Bangalore, and the enlighten-
movies for about Rs.100 per CD. show 70 maps that will form the Kalakriti Archive, said the ment model of French Pon-
More recently, shops would even the backbone of an exhibition exhibition would also capture dicherry. Visitors will also
copy content on a portable hard titled Cosmology to Cartog- the development of the Indi- discover extraordinary plans
drive so that users would be raphy that will take viewers an printing industry, which of future metropolises such
saved the trouble of downloading back in time to the beginning although established by Eu- as Mumbai, Kolkata and Del-
content. of early cosmological repre- ropeans, came to be heavily hi, promise the organisers.
Piracy was a nightmare for sentations of the World of inuenced by Indian artistic Two maps from the Na-
those in the lm and music busi- Mortals and guide them styles and technology. Mon- tional Museums collection
ness. But, of late, such shops have through the growth of mod- umental original paintings of will also add to the exhibition
stopped making a fortune from ern map-drawing. It will profound religious symbol- repertoire. One is an 18th-
these sales. showcase the competing ism from the 15th to 19th century Rajasthani image of
Suresh, who runs such an out- global interests and inuen- Centuries will be juxtaposed Lord Krishna showing his
let at Nehru Place, no longer sells With television offering a range of choice, the culture of DVD rental and downloading ces religious, economic and with ground-breaking histor- cosmic Vishwaroopa form,
CDs. Instead, he has a steady has taken a back seat. FILE PHOTO political that have contrib- ical maps of India, many of while the other is a ve-cen-
stream of customers who come uted to the perception of In- which are unique and have tury-old watercolour work
with empty pen drives as they are still high as they are Blue-ray lower of American shows, says a says he prefers to stream con- dia as we understand it in the never before been placed on showing Hyderabads Nizam
no longer happy with a bad qual- rips and have good sound. Tele- lot has changed over the past tent online. present times. public view, he said. Ali Khan giving audience to
ity print. vision and DTH receivers who year. In fact, she says, she has Many reality show formats National Museum Direc- The exhibition also fea- French envoy M. Bussy with
All homes have at screen tel- have the option to record, how- even changed to a cheaper In- that are popular abroad have tor-General Sanjiv Mittal said tures cartographic depictions the Walled City as a sprawling
evision sets now and people have ever, are about to change that. ternet plan since she got her HD been converted to their Indian that the exhibition would fea- of the ancient European con- backdrop.
gotten used to watching movies A series of HD channels that recording box. version. But, these are full of ture an extraordinary variety ception of the subcontinent, The special exhibition at
on HD. When they watch a pirat- offer English entertainment Now I just record shows and melodrama and edited in a way of painted and printed Indian and the rst vaguely accurate the National Museum will be-
ed print they are not happy with shows have revamped the con- watch them when I get time. that they are nothing like the maps produced in the sub- maps of India made in the gin on August 11.
the quality and have stopped tent by telecasting shows that Also, channels are coming up original show, says Nandita Sen
buying these . Even the latest mo- are making waves globally at with good content. I no longer a college student who is excited
vies from big production houses their prime time slot. need to feel bad about down- about binge watching the latest
hit the small screen a few months
after release, which is why people
Though re-runs of old seasons
are popular, they have taken a
loading shows illegally from the
internet. She also feels that
releases on the Colors Innity
Modi, Obama to dot the sky Amit Trivedi to
are happy to wait, he says. backseat. Channels like Star family viewing has shifted from With channels providing lat- NEW DELHI: Ahead of the 69th actors Salman Khan, Shahrukh perform in city
Satpal, another shop owner, World HD, AXN HD, Colors In- watching dumbed down Hindi est content in excellent quality, Independence Day celebra- Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ka-
who is a favourite with dents in nity HD, StarPremierHD, soaps, which have to keep taking and options to record and watch tions, innumerable kites with reena Kapoor and other televi- NEW DELHI: Music composer
Lajpat Nagar, says the demand among others, now offer an ar- generation jumps to keep view- on demand becoming popular, photographs of Prime Minister sion actors, available in the Amit Trivedi, who is all set to
for American television shows is ray of shows from different ers engaged, to well-produced the problem of piracy seems to Narendra Modi and US Presi- market. In Old Delhi, there are enthrall music lovers with his
genres that are released with shows like Master Chef Australia have been addressed as viewers dent Barack Obama will dot the thousands of kite merchants performance in the Capital,
their global premiers or just a that the entire family can watch. now have access to shows they city skyline. who lay their shops every year. said performing in front of a
ALSO, CHANNELS ARE COMING UP season behind. With Video on Nagesh Kumar, however, feels would earlier be forced to There are two types of kites This time around their shops live audience is euphoric.
WITH GOOD CONTENT. I NO LONGER Demand services also taking that the experience of watching download. depicting pictures of Modi, with are lled with kites of different Trivedi will be performing
shape, viewers will not have to shows like Game of Thrones, one mentioning Mahanayak colours and sizes illustrating at the Closeup First Move
NEED TO FEEL BAD ABOUT rummage through the Internet which have a lot of violence and and Acche din, while the other pictures of politicians, actors Party in New Delhi on August
DOWNLOADING SHOWS ILLEGALLY any longer to keep up with the
latest shows.
nudity that is integral to the
plot, is no fun on Indian televi-
For feedback, please mail us at
one has pictures of Modi and
Obama together.
and cartoons.
Kites depicting Delhi Chief
19 at the Jawaharlal Nehru
FROM THE INTERNET Anjali Sabharwal, an avid fol- sion because of all the cuts. He Bollywood continues to be Minister Arvind Kejriwal are I love performing live be-
the evergreen theme this year not there yet, a shopkeeper cause when you are doing it,
with kites depicting photos of said. PTI you see the crowd in front of
you, singing the song with you
in tandem. When the whole

Akshara Haasans innocent bride avatar JNU may set up a resource crowd goes crazy behind what
youre doing, that feeling is
unmatchable. Its a very eu-
phoric moment. It is one of
NEW DELHI: Shamitabh actress
Akshara Haasan looked like a
fairytale bride in a pink lehen-
centre for the visually impaired The highlight of her line
were the dimensional popping
owers and actual petals.
the most amazing moment
for any artist on this planet,
said Trivedi.
ga choli as she turned show- The look is essentially NEW DELHI: Jawaharlal Nehru As per the 2011 census, the requirements and will Trivedi, who is known to
stopper on Sunday for ace light-weighed, pretty, femi- University (JNU) is consid- then prepare a proposal to de- churn out hit dance numbers
designer Rina Dhaka at the day nine and girly, Dhaka said. ering setting up a National
there are 10.6 million velop a searchable online por- like London Thumakda,
three of the BMW India Bridal The designer said it was a Resource Centre to develop visually impaired tal of course content of higher Gal Mitthi Mitthi Bol,
Fashion Week (IBFW). kind of a fruity collection. an online portal to provide persons in India education in the country. It Emotional Attyachar as
The 23-year-old stars fragil- She developed special motifs access to e-resources to the will help by avoiding duplica- well as soft songs like Ikta-
ity and innocence beautifully for the line. Keeping in tune visually impaired faculty and tion of efforts as content de- ra, Sawaar Loo and Manj-
complemented the heavily se- with the oral collection, the students of various universi- ing facilities, needs and ex- veloped at one university may ha, said his performance will
quined outt. designer stuck to colours like ties across the globe. pectations of the Visually be used by VIPs at other uni- include all the favourite
The experience of walking lilacs, pinks with a hint of gold The Central Library of the Impaired Persons (VIPs), versities, he said. songs.
the ramp was lovely. This is my as well to give it a bridal appeal. university is working on a varsity librarian Ramesh C The proposed centre aims Its all about having fun, so
second time on the ramp and Her outts have embroider- proposal for submission to Gaur said. to collect, digitise, store, ana- I will be performing the num-
walking in something so beau- ies from Lucknow and Aus- HRD ministry and Ministry Gaurs project, Reaching lyse and provide anytime, bers which people have loved.
tiful is amazing. Rina told me trian crystals and she has used of Social Justice and Empo- the Unreached: Ensuring anywhere access to e-re- The songs which are both my
to be calm, Akshara told re- Akshara Haasan turned showstopper on Sunday for traditional elements and given werment to set up a National Equal Access to Visually Im- sources to VIPs of various favourites as well as audienc-
porters after the show. designer Rina Dhaka at the India Bridal Fashion it a modern twist. Resource Centre for the Vi- paired Faculty and Students higher education institutions es favourite.
The designer, who present- Week PHOTO: AFP Silhouettes included sarees, sually Impaired Faculty and for Inclusive Education has all over the world in general It will be a good mix as it is
ed her oral collection at the skirts, gowns, lehengas Students of Higher Education also bagged the highly com- and of India in particular to a party to get away from all
ve-day event, could not stop adorned with oral motifs. The Institutions in India mended winner of the 2013 enhance their knowledge as your inhibitions and go out
gushing about the actress and graceful, well-mannered and were created by Swarovski to designer made betting use of (NRCVISHEI) and also to es- Emerald South Asia LIS Re- well to excel in their eld of there and have a blast, he
said she is as beautiful as her well brought up girl, Dhaka bring out the mood of the leav- owers in the form of jewellery tablish a consortia of Indian search Fund Award. interest, he said. said. Trivedi is next compos-
mother Sarika. said. es and the petals and then the and headgears. University Libraries to full After completion of survey, As per the Indian Census ing for the Shahid Kapoor-
My lovely showstopper Describing Aksharas lehen- 3D effect we have in her top, The headgear was the fun its aims and objectives. to ne tune the proposal, a 2011 report, there are 10.6 Alia Bhatt starrer romantic
must be of my sons age. I met ga-choli, which weighed not lace, cut work, putting in silk part. Head, neck, the owers We plan to survey all the brainstorming session will be million visually impaired per- comedy Shaandaar, direct-
her mother when she was an more than a kilogram, the de- chiffon owers. we created using ferns and pet- State, deemed and Central held at the varsity and sug- sons in India and at least ed by Vikas Bahl of Queen
actor, that was long ago. I am so signer said, First we devel- The designer said her collec- als, said Dhaka, who took universities of the country gestions of all stakeholders three million are with mobil- fame.
happy that her daughter is as oped lace, then created tion was all about romance three months to prepare the which are recognised by UGC will be sought. Following the ity and learning disability. The movie will release on
beautiful as her and also very sequins, some of the crystals with a dose of ora and fauna. collection. PTI in order to nd out the exist- survey, we will know about PTI October 22. PTI

JAANISAAR (New Release:
Imran Abbas, Pernia Qureshi,
Noida, Kaushambi), BIG (Odeon,
Noida, Vaishali, Kaushambi).
BANGISTAN (New Release:
Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Emraan
Hashmi): Golcha, Delite Diamond,
G3S (Rohini), Cinemax, PVR
Street food-fusion festival begins tomorrow
Muzaffar Ali): Cinemax, PVR Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat): (Plaza, Rivoli, Saket, Citywalk, Staff Reporter tional dishes like Ball Mithai
(Saket, Citywalk, Naraina, Delite, Batra, Amba, Gagan, G3S Naraina, Vikaspuri, Prashant and Jhangora Kheer from Ut-
Vikaspuri, Prashant Vihar, EDM), (Rohini). Vihar, EDM), FUN (Moti Nagar, NEW DELHI: The Ministry of trakhand, Ghevar, Daal Bhaati
M2K (Rohini, Pitampura), FUN MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-5 (Hindi Pitampura, Laxmi Nagar, Tourism has invited National Churma, Payaz Kachori, Mava
(Moti Nagar, Pitampura, Laxmi New Release): Delite, Abhishek Karkardooma), M2K (Rohini,
Nagar, Karkardooma), DT (Saket, Cineplex. G3S (Rohini). Pitampura), DT (Saket, Shalimar Association of Street Vendors Kachori from Rajasthan, Ka-
Shalimar Bagh, Vasant Kunj), DRISHYAM (Ajay Devgn, Shriya Bagh, Vasant Kunj), Movie Time of India (NASVI) to set up 30 kadabeli, Aloo Bonda, Mava
Movie Time (Raja Garden, Saran, Tabu): G3S (Rohini), (Raja Garden, Pitampura), Satyam stalls of street food to cele- Jalebi, Daal Bae and Poha
Pitampura), Satyam (Patel Nagar, Cinemax, PVR (Plaza, Rivoli, (Patel Nagar, Janakpuri, Nehru
Janakpuri, Nehru Place), Wave Priya, Saket, Citywalk, Naraina, Place), Wave (Raja Garden,
brate Bharat Parva and also from Madhya Pradesh, Litti
(Raja Garden, Noida, Kaushambi), Vikaspuri, Prashant Vihar, EDM), Noida, Kaushambi), BIG (Odeon, to create a huge culinary plat- chokha, Ghughani Kachri,
BIG (Odeon, Noida, Vaishali, M2K (Rohini, Pitampura), FUN Noida, Vaishali, Kaushambi), SRS ter where people can try out Chandrakala, Longlatta from
Kaushambi), SRS Cinemas, Spice (Moti Nagar, Pitampura, Laxmi Cinemas, Spice (Noida), Galaxie, all kinds of dishes from differ- Bihar, Kebabs from Lucknow
(Noida), Galaxie, Star X (Vaishali), Nagar, Karkardooma), DT (Saket, Star X (Vaishali), Movie Palace,
Movie Palace, Movie Magic, M4U, Shalimar Bagh, Vasant Kunj), Movie Magic, Chaudhary ent parts of the country. and many other dishes.
Chaudhary (Ghaziabad), Movie Movie Time (Raja Garden, (Ghaziabad), Movie World and This street food-fusion fes- Talking about the food fes-
World and Silver City Pitampura), Satyam (Patel Nagar, Silver City (Ghaziabad), Inox and tival is coming to Delhi at the tival, NASVI National Coordi-
(Ghaziabad), Inox and Q Cinemas Janakpuri, Nehru Place), Wave Q Cinemas (Faridabad). Garden of Five Senses from nator Arbind Singh said: It
(Faridabad). (Raja Garden, Noida, Kaushambi), BAHUBALI (Prabhas, Rana
BIN ROYE (New Release: Mahira BIG (Odeon, Noida, Vaishali, Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, August 11 to August 15. will be an occasion to re-assert
Khan, Humayun Saeed, Armeena Kaushambi), SRS Cinemas, Spice Tamannaah, Sathyaraj): Amba, It will provide the perfect that the grass-roots street
Rana Khan): Delite Diamond, PVR (Noida), Galaxie, Star X (Vaishali), Supreme, Aakash, Lokesh, G3S platform for Delhities to gorge food entrepreneurs play a
(Saket, Citywalk, Naraina, Movie Palace, Movie Magic, M4U, (Rohini). on some of the best street food wonderful role in poverty re-
Vikaspuri, Prashant Vihar, EDM), SM World, Chaudhary (BOOKING ENQUIRIES: PVR
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during anti-drug drive
Living in constant fear
Maria Akram
Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Alka Lamba was

allegedly attacked with a stone in north Delhis
Kashmere Gate area where she was participating
in an anti-drug drive early on Sunday morning.
The legislator from Chandni Chowk was injured
and was treated at Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital. Her
s Kanwariyas marched from block head was bandaged even

27, with some of them bursting as the medical report
recrackers, it triggered a clash DRUG PEDDLING termed the wound as
between two groups in east Del- CANNOT THRIVE superficial in nature.
The incident took
his Trilokpuri on Saturday night
and tension continued to simmer WITHOUT THE place around 6.30 am
in the locality that saw communal INVOLVEMENT OF while Lamba and her
violence in October last year. supporters visited
Around 9 p.m., some young LOCAL LEADERS Hanuman temple at Alka Lamba was treated at Aruna
men dressed in saffron cele- AND POLICE, Yamuna Bazar to begin Asaf Ali Hospital. PTI
brating the onset of their journey an anti-drug drive. She
carried out a procession and
SAID AAPS was telling us to give up Jatins interrogators said he has claimed
when some shopkeepers objected NATIONAL smoking beedis when innocence. He says he had just woken up and was
she suddenly dabbed a seeing the activity going on below the sweet
to the recrackers and sloganeer-
ing, it was immediately given a
SPOKESPERSON napkin on her head. She shop, said an officer. Lamba and other AAP
communal colour and people said someone had hurled a stone at her, said leaders saw the attack as a conspiracy. Apart
gathered. Bablu, one of the youths Lamba was speaking to. from tweeting their suspicions, the party also held
Eyewitnesses said a ght en- Immediately after the attack, Lamba pointed to a press conference and alleged that the attack
sued, which soon turned into a a young man perched on a sweet shop as the took place at the behest of Om Prakash Sharma,
bigger scuffle as men joined in on suspect. A police team accompanying her nabbed the BJP MLA from Vishwas Nagar.
both sides. Locals claim the police the suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Jatin. Two sweet shops in the temple complex belong
used mild lathi charge to break up BUSINESS AS USUAL: People carry on with their work at block 27 in Trilokpuri on Madhur Verma, DCP (North), said, He has been to Sharmas relatives. Jatin is alleged to be
the ght and disperse the crowd. Sunday. PHOTO: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR held and booked under IPC 323 (punishment for working at one of the two shops. The employees
Shops were shut down and ven- voluntarily causing hurt), said the DCP. of the two shops dismissed the allegations and
dors evicted from the block to has not been calm, said area mayan Singh, a fruit vendor at clashes had taken place since the Meanwhile, a 20-second CCTV footage, claimed no one in that name worked for them.
contain the tension. MLA, Raju Dhingan. Police are to block 27. Setting his cart just next riots. They said Saturdays clash captured soon after the attack and doing the AAPs national spokesperson Sanjay Singh
Ajay Kumar, DCP (East), how- be blamed as they arent taking to the spot where young men were wasnt the rst since the area was rounds on social media late on Sunday, demanded that police probe the role of the BJP
ever, denied there was any com- any stringent action against the celebrating, when people gath- rocked by communal violence two purportedly shows Lamba and one of her MLA. There have been many instances where
munal tension in the area. trouble-makers. Around 15 po- ered, he ran for cover leaving his months ago. Fear continues to associates ransacking the counter of the shop. political leaders names are linked with drugs
Trilokpuri is absolutely normal. licemen guarded the block 27 all Mangoes-laden cart behind. loom over us. People from both That led to the trending of the hashtag business. Drug peddling could not thrive without
There is no communal tension night. What happened last night has communities are scared and cops #YoAlkaSoFarji on Twitter. The authenticity of the the involvement of local leaders and police, he
there, Mr Kumar said. We did People from nearby blocks cost me Rs.2,500. are rough, said Rakhi Gupta, a video could not be immediately verified. alleged.
not have to use any kind of force gathered mistaking the re crack- The saffron coloured papers social activist in Trilokpuri. Ever
or lathicharge to disperse the ers for ring and bombs. Abrar with the Om symbol printed on since the riots broke out, alterca-
crowd. The police presence in the Ahmed, whose younger brother them, cut in rough triangles and tions between residents are com-
area on Saturday was a routine
affair and undertaken as a precau-
tionary measure. He, however,
Israr Ahmeds three-storeyed
shop in the same block was gutted
in re in October, was present
strung around the Trilokpuri lo-
cality, are also a new thing for the
residents. It is for the rst time
mon. Cops are called but they
dont register these cases.
In October 2014, communal
Attempt to gain political mileage: BJP
added that minor incidents of when the two communities gath- that these rows and rows of trian- riots had broken out in Trilok- Staff Reporter but we stronglycondemn the should have calledpolice and
scuffle between two groups keep ered. We immediately shut the gular saffron-coloured papers puri. The three-day spiral of vio- efforts to get political mileage civic officials instead of em-
happening in the area. shop fearing it will again be set on have adorned the area, said Mr lence had originated from a spot NEW DELHI: Coming down out of it. There is no connec- barking on such adrive with
Ever since the riots, Trilokpuri re. The shop next to theirs had a Dhingan. Almost every one that in block no. 20 before the festival heavily on the Aam Aadmi- tion whatsoever of BJP MLA political workers in toe. BJP
small re and the memories of the the reporter spoke with said the of Dussehra, when some locals or- Party, the BJP on Sunday OP Sharmawith the incident. also wishes to know, whatever
October riots came back. Fortu- same. Some people are doing this ganised a Mata ki chowki 50 slammed the party for at- The shop from which the be the mission of theMLA go-
EVER SINCE THE RIOTS BROKE OUT, nately, it was a small re and it deliberately to instigate the metres from a mosque. tempting to gain political MLA has allegedthat a stone ing to Hanuman Mandir pre-
was put out by the locals. We all crowd. Earlier, the Kanwariyas mileage by suggesting tha- was hurled at her and from cinct, who gave her
ALTERCATIONS BETWEEN RESIDENTS are trying our best to not let any of would peacefully march from the tOpposition legislator OP which the allegedculprit was theauthority to start the anti-
ARE COMMON. COPS ARE CALLED BUT these incidents are up. area but only this time theres so For feedback, please mail us at Sharma was behind the inci- caught is not owned or occu- encroachment drive with the
The entire area has turned in- much fanfare and loud music. dent. Delhi BJP condemns pied by Sharma, said Rekha helpof her political workers?
THEY DONT REGISTER THESE CASES to a communal cauldron, said Ra- Residents said several such the unfortunate incident of Gupta, DelhiBJP general said Vijender Gupta, Leader
thismorning in which an secretary. of Opposition in Delhi As-
MLA Alka Lamba was injured The party said that Lamba sembly and BJP MLA.

Bid to export Two held for robbery Rally hits a roadblock Police afraid to deal
drug lands
man in jail
Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Two men have been

The mastermind behind
the robbery was Lalit
with drug addicts
arrested for an alleged daylight Kumar who had worked Shiv Sunny Officers in the area said
NEW DELHI: A differently-abled robbery at a property dealers as a driver with the
man, who had booked a parcel house in south-west Delhis NEW DELHI: While the Aam Aad-
there have been
to Spain through a courier Dwarka a few days ago. They victims family. He had mi Party questioned polices in- instances when addicts
company in which heroin was had thrashed the woman be- roped in two other tegrity in dealing with drug chased policemen with
concealed in the heels of vari- fore tying her up and placing a associates to execute the addicts and dealers in Kashm- used syringes
ous footwear, has been sen- sofa on her so that she could robbery ere Gate area, policemen said
tenced to 10 years jail term by not move, the police said. they are cautious about taking
a Delhi court. The robbers had made away on such elements. drug addict had pierced himself
Special judge Deepak Garg with original property docu- Their caution stems from with a needle and sprinkled it in
convicted 32-year-old Sand- ments worth crores of rupees plan and Lalit decided to enter their belief that several of the the eyes of a constable who had
eep Kumar, a resident of Ja- apart from some gold jewel- the picture. A few hours later, drug addicts living in the area approached him. The constable
landhar in Punjab, under the lery. Much of the robbed items he and Rahul visited the at. are HIV positive. Since these was left fearing for his life de-
provisions of the Narcotic have been recovered, said the Since the woman knew Lalit, addicts often share syringes to spite being aware about how
Drugs and Psychotropic Sub- police. she allowed the two inside and inject the Avil drug, an anti-al- HIV spreads.
stances (NDPS) Act. The mastermind behind the offered them soft drinks, said lergy medicine taken for recre- Police claimed that there is
... Prosecution has been robbery was Lalit Kumar who Ravindra Yadav, Joint CP ational purposes, the little role for drug dealers in
able to prove beyond reason- had, till a year ago, worked as a (Crime). policemen suspect them of be- these areas populated by thou-
able doubt that it was accused driver with the victims family. Lalit left the house in some- ing AIDS-infected. sands of homeless and poor
Sandeep Kumar who had He had roped in two other as- time, but that opportunity was Whenever we catch anyone persons. Homeless drug addicts
booked the parcel in question sociates to execute the robbery used by Sonu to sneak inside. supplying or consuming drugs, in the area said they opt for
which was recovered by the and had initially decided to Sonu and Rahul then pulled the addicts threaten to pierce cheap drugs such as the Avil in-
investigating agency on stay out of the actual action to out a pistol and thrashed the us with used syringes. So we jections and intoxicating inhal-
March 30, 2010, from the of- avoid being identied. woman while asking her about generally keep away from ants which can be procured
ce of M/s Aramex India Pvt According to the plan, on any cash kept in the house. them, said a policeman. from chemists and hardware
Ltd, New Delhi which was August 3, his associate Sonu The woman, however, man- Officers in the area said there shops.
found containing 460 gm of knocked on the victims door aged to untie herself and reach have been instances when ad- The Kashmere Gate area in
heroin and it was bound for pretending to be dumb and a the balcony to raise an alarm, dicts chased policemen with north Delhi is sought after by
Spain..., the court said. Be- beggar boy. When the woman which forced the robbers to
A day before its scheduled rally to Parliament, Yogendra Yadav, used syringes. One such inci- almost one-fourth of the citys
sides the jail term, the court refused to open the door, he ee with some gold jewellery Prashant Bhushan-led Swaraj Abhiyans tractor march as part of dent took place only three-four homeless due to availability of
also imposed a ne of two lakh returned to Lalit who was and property documents. its ongoing farmers movement, that began from Punjab, was months ago. The policemen are shelter homes, free food and
rupees on the convict and said waiting outside in a car with Based on a tip-off, Lalit and stopped by the police at the Delhi-Gurgaon Kapashera border on scared of taking them on, said vast open areas for defecation,
he attempted to export the their third associate Rahul. Sonu were nabbed from Dwar- Sunday. PHOTO: MANOJ KUMAR an officer on condition of ano- says an NGO working for the
contraband out of India. PTI They then changed their ka area on Friday. nymity. In another incident, a homeless in the area.

19-year-old girl helps nab DELHI TODAY

snatcher in Patel Nagar Paintings: "Integration Of Inno-
vations The Technicalities In Life" -
Solo show of paintings by Aashish Mo-
Staff Reporter on her way back home from ga at Convention Centre Foyer, India
tuitions. As she got off a rick- Habitat Centre (IHC), 10 am - 8 pm
NEW DELHI: In a rare display of shaw and walked away, a mo- Dance: India International Rural
courage, a 19-year-old girl torcycle-borne man tried to Cultural Centre presents Kathak
caught on to a snatchers col- snatch away her mobile dance by Divya & Diksha Upreti at
Manava Bharati India International
lar though he kept thrashing phone. School, Panchsheel Park, at 9 am and
her with his helmet in central Afraid of being caught, the Veer Savarkar Govt. Sarvodaya Kanya
Delhis Patel Nagar area. snatcher began hitting my Vidyalaya, No.1, Kalkaji, 11 am
Though many people mere- daughter with a helmet on her Recital: Sitar Recital By Sameep
ly looked on while she fought head and face. But she did not Kulkarni from Pune, Lecture Room -
2, Annexe Building, India Interna-
off the snatcher, her brave act let him go and instead fought tional Centre (IIC), 6:30 pm
drew some people to her aid as back, said Kritikas father Ra- Recital: Bharatiya Jnanpith pre-
they nabbed the suspect. jesh Matta, a businessman. sents Poetry recital by poetesses Suja-
Kritika had been trained in Identied as a resident of ta, Jyoti Chawla and Mridula Shukla
self-defence by a police team Karol Bagh, Pavan Giri has at Habitat World, India Habitat Cen-
tre (IHC), 7 pm
sometime ago. Parmaditya, been arrested and booked for
Workshop: Clover Leaf Learning
DCP (Central), said police snatching and assault. Academys Free Workshop on Past
were planning to reward Kriti- Giri is alleged to be involved Life Regression Therapy at Constitu-
ka with a sum of Rs.5,000 as in several other snatching tion Club, Ra Marg, 3 pm
her brave act could motivate cases in central Delhi areas. Screening: Habitat Film Club
other women too. The motorcycle used by him presents "Tamas (Darkness)" lm
screening in two parts at Habitat
The incident took place on in the crime has been seized. World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), 7
Saturday evening while Kriti- Kritika suffered injuries on pm
ka, a second year BCom stu- her face, but she is out of dan- (Mail your listings for this column
dent at Delhi University, was ger. at

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A battered, but pleasant Sunday morning

Jaideep Deo Bhanj
elhiites woke up to the sound of
rain battering their windowpane,
which continued all morning.
walk on
The solace was that it was a Sun-
day and people could get back to highway
bed and enjoy a few more hours
of shut-eye.. Staff Reporter
Many of the city roads turned
seasonal rivers and people had a GURGAON: Heavy rain on Sunday
fun time uploading photos of the morning led to water-logging
water logging in their area on so- across the Millennium City. The
cial media. For those who had to worst-affected areas were Golf
step out, it was a nightmare as the Course Road, the Hero Honda
city received 30.2 mm of rain be- Chowk, IFFCO Chowk metro
tween 6.30 a.m. and 8.30 a.m put- station, Manesar, Old Delhi Road,
ting the citys drainage system to Signature Tower, Cyber City, and
test. the HUDA City Centre metro
Low-lying areas turned swim- station.
ming pools as the Safdarjung ob- Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway,
servatory recorded 41.2 mm rain Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, and the
through the day. Cyber City area were cleared of
The rain was, however, not the the stagnated water by late
seasons highest, which was re- afternoon. Golf Course Road was
corded at 93.8 mm on July 11. already in bad shape because of
The rain managed to bring the ongoing construction for the
down the mercury considerably Rapid Metro Phase-II and the road
and the maximum temperature widening project of the HUDA and
settled four notches below nor- the DLF. Then the monsoon rain
mal at 29.6 degrees Celsius and early last month damaged the
the minimum was at 25.0 degrees road creating big pot holes. And
Celsius although humidity oscil- now this rain for three-four hours
lated between 82 and 98 per cent. has completely washed it off at a
Palam received the heaviest few spots, said Anuradha
rain of the season with 101.4 mm Kashyap, a DLF Phase-I resident.
between 6.30a.m. and 11.30 a.m.. The other areas that witnessed
The visibility at the airport drop- water-logging were Signature
ped to 400-800 metres. The Tower, HUDA City Centre metro
movement of ights, however, station, Palam Vihar, Bajhera,
remained normal. Wazirabad, Manesar, Miyanwali
Palam, Lodhi Road, Ayanagar The weatherman predicts water logging and four cases of Colony, and Sector 9, 10,15, 17, 18,
and the Ridge observatories re- more showers till August 12 and tree falling with Rohini Zone 21, 22, 23 and 44. The roads of
corded 52, 27, 71.7 and 52 mm the forecast for Monday reads, having the most number of com- major licensed colonies such as
rainfall respectively between 8 Generally cloudy sky with rain plaints at 20. Sushant Lok-I, Ardee City,
30 a.m. and 5 30 p.m. according to and thundershowers at many ar- The South Delhi Municipal Mayfield Gardens, Nirvana
data released by the MeT depart- eas of the city. The maximum and Corporation reported 17 reports Country, South City-I, and Malibu
ment minimum temperatures will be of water logging and seven cases Town were also submerged.
around 31 and 25 degrees Celsius of tree falling in Central Delhi. With the roadsides filled with
respectively. South Delhi zone reported 13 water along Delhi-Gurgaon
Ronit Chaudhury, who was on cases of water logging and the Expressway, kanwarias could be
his way to office on a Sunday, said West zone reported 21 cases of seen walking on the highway.
The lane marked for us is filled
IT WAS A BLESSING THAT THERE WAS that it was a blessing that there
was no traffic in the morning, or
water logging.
with water at several points. We
NO TRAFFIC ON THE ROADS IN THE else it would have led to mam-
Youngsters had a play time on Sunday, while vehicles struggled to make
know it is dangerous to walk on
road, but we are left with no
MORNING OR ELSE IT WOULD HAVE moth traffic jams.
The North Delhi Municipal
For feedback, please mail us at their way through water-logged roads and officials swung into action to option, said Vijay, a kanwaria.
LED TO LONG TRAFFIC JAMS Corporation reported 35 cases of clear water. PHOTOS: V. SUDERSHAN AND SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR.

From today, safety audit begins on Spectre haunts senior police officers
Badarpur-Faridabad metro stretch Some joint commissioners have already got marching orders to accommodate
a couple of special commissioners. Similar orders expected in the coming days
With 6 snags,
A spectre is haunting ar-
guably senior police bu-
reaucrats posted at the Delhi
process of restructuring of
fees paid to government
lawyers. The High Courts
public prosecutors have to
be paid within four weeks
of being cleared by the
Vihar have threatened to
take over the job if the gov-
ernment does not act soon.
Police headquarters. action will provide relief to standing counsel. Sources said the govern-
equipment According to a source privy
to the situation, a handful of
a large number of lawyers
representing the Delhi gov-
The High Court has been
monitoring the issue of de-
ment is more worried
about how to keep frayed
spell trouble joint commissioners have al-
ready got marching orders to
and Central lay in court trials since
2009 due to insufficient
temper of the ve lawmak-
ers in control than thinking
Staff Reporter accommodate a couple of The system for clearance of public prosecutors and of ways and means to de-
special commissioners. Simi- non-payment of their fee. congest the city.
NEW DELHI: With six major lar orders, the source said, are
technical snags so far, the expected to be issued to oth-
overhead equipment seem ers in the coming days.
to be giving nightmares to the The three newly-appoint- Ever since the AAP has Chief Minister Arvind Kej-
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ed senior special commis- formed government in Del- riwal not only likes politics
(DMRC). sioners, it has been decided, hi, its ve MLAs have been but is also a movie buff. The
It is mainly because of the need the bigger offices in- constantly pressing for the AAP convener on his Twit-
overhead electrication stead of joint commission- demolition of the BRT. ter handle keeps posting
(OHE) wires that the metro ers, the source said. Though the Cabinet has al- about which movie he
has been grounded several At least two joint CPs ready given its approval for watched and liked. Some
times over the past few have been asked to shift to payments to government scrapping the 5.8-kilo- AAP MLAs have taken this
months. counsels will be changed
departmental facilities in dif- metre segregated freeway too seriously and, what
According to official data, following the High Courts
ferent parts of the Capital so for buses and has told the seems like an assignment
the DMRC has reported six directions. Inputs in this
far, the source said, adding public works department for them, watch the movies
While partial energy requirements of the corridor would be met by solar incidents of major technical connection will be provid-
that the existing seating ar- to start dismantling struc- that the CM likes. Recently,
power, different teams of the DMRC are working on areas like electric wires, failures till July this year with rangements continued to be ed to the Delhi government tures bus platforms and Chandni Chowk MLA Alka
communication system, and track safety. FILE PHOTO: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR ve or more than ve round under review. by its standing counsels for shelters built in the middle Lamba
trips cancelled. civil and criminal matters. of the corridor, kerbstones watched Drishyam after
Staff Reporter According to the Urban De- The Delhi government had to segregate bus corridor Mr. Kejriwal praised it.

NEW DELHI: Almost four months Parking lots to remain closed velopment Ministry, which
has administrative control
earlier informed a Division
The issue of non-payment Bench of the High Court
from the remaining road
space as soon as the mon-
However, she mistakenly
wrote a dialogue of the up-
after trial runs began, the Ba- over the DMRC, the incidents of salaries to government that deliberations had soon is over and has even coming movie, Manjhi,
darpur-Faridabad stretch of Staff Reporter parking lots would be occurred in the months of counsels and public prose- started for reforming the sanctioned Rs. 60 crore for while she happily tweeted
the Delhi metro will nally be closed from6 a.m. March, May, June and July cutors has caught the at- system. the purpose, the ve MLAs about Drishyam.
inspected for safety from NEW DELHI: Parking facilities onAugust 14till2 on the Yellow Line that con- tention of the Delhi High According to the directions from Ambedkar Nagar, (Contributed by Jatin
Monday. The Commissioner will not be available at p.m.onAugust 15. The nects Jahangirpuri with Hu- Court, which has issued di- of the Bench, the bills of Greater Kailash, Kasturba Anand, Mohammad Iqbal
of Metro Railway Safety Delhi metro stations DMRC has instructed the da City Centre, and the Blue rections for expediting the government counsels and Nagar, Deoli and Sangam and Maria Akram)
(CMRS) will carry out the fromAugust 14till next day parking contractors to use Line that connects Noida/
mandatory inspection till afternoon as part of the this opportunity for Vaishali with Dwarka.
Wednesday, DMRC officials scaled-up security in view thoroughly cleaning of the One incident has come to
The CMRS would carry out
the inspection from August 10-
of the Independence Day
As per the Delhi Metro
parking lots. We will also
depute our officials to
inspect the parking sites
light in reply to a Lok Sabha
question, wherein 350 pas-
sengers had to be de-boarded
Create dedicated organ transfer corridor
12. This would take the open- Rail Corporations for strict compliance, it from a train entering the Ya- Bindu Shajan Perappadan permanent dedicated organ through organ donation.
ing of the line to the next step. (DMRC) advisory, the said. muna Bank station India needs 2,00,000 corridor is not possible in Lack of awareness, ab-
While partial energy require- around10.48 p.m. onMay 11. NEW DELHI: The many suc- kidneys, 50,000 city like Delhi, which has sence of effective and com-
ments of the corridor would be Secretariat, Lajpat Nagar and Sector 28, Badkhal Mor, Old During fault rectication cessfully green corridor almost highest number of prehensive policies, and
met by solar power, different Kalkaji Mandir. The depot for Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Aj- at night, it was found that creation for organ transfers
hearts and 50,000 vehicles in the country and myths and misconceptions
teams of the DMRC are work- the section, Arjonda Depot, ronda, and Bata Chowk. some miscreants had tried to has city planners and doc- livers for narrow roads at most of the are major issues in prevent-
ing in full swing on areas like has been constructed near For solar power generation, steal automatic tensioning tors wondering why the transplantation each places, said Mr. Kapila. ing people to adopt dona-
electric wires, communication Sector 20 A. nine facilities have been in- device, the reply said. ambitious ambulance lane He suggests that the best tion as a practice, say city
system, and track safety, an The extension of the Badar- stalled at the stations and one Funds incurred on repair
year, claim doctors
for the city has been measure possible is to cre- doctors, adding that India
official of the DMRC said. pur-Escorts Mujesar metro at the Arjonda Depot. They and maintenance work of the shelved. ate dedicated organ trans- needs 2,00,000 kidneys,
The 14-km section is an ex- route up to Ballabgarh in Fari- will collectively produce metro have also seen a steady K .K Kapila, chairman, frastructure, and failure of fer corridor. 50,000 hearts and 50,000
tension of the ITO- Badarpur dabad district is expected to 1,660.4 kWp (kilowatt peak). rise over the last three years, International Road Feder- public transport system. This is the concept livers for transplantation
line (Line 6) of the network become operational by the end The power generated will be with Rs. 312.04 crore spent in ation (IRF), speaking about The term, green corridor, world wide also. Signages each year.
with which the Delhi metro of 2017, the officials said. The used for the lighting and other 2014-15 from Rs. 199.93 in the need for robust trans- means an obstruction-free come up and vehicle own- Dr. Sandeep Guleria, se-
will make its rst entry into metro had made its foray into auxiliary requirements of the 2012-13. port facilities for ambu- route for transporting orga- ers leave one dedicated lane nior consultant surgeon,
Faridabad. Once fully oper- Haryana ve years ago and stations and depot buildings, The metro had earlier re- lance, and organ donation ns quickly. for organ transplant. This General Surgery, GI Sur-
ational, it will span from with this project, the DMRC the officials said. placed all its overhead and transport cases said, At present, a dedicated will help non-disruption of gery and Kidney Trans-
Kashmere Gate to Escorts Mu- will further expand its oper- In total, the DMRC has so faulty insulators, which en- Traffic congestion is a re- lane from place of organ do- traffic and timely organ plantation, Apollo
jesar having a length of 43.4 ations in the neighbouring far commissioned solar power sure that electricity does not ality in Delhi. Ambulance nation (hospital/airport) is transportation timely, he Hospital, said, It is a global
km. State. facilities with a generation ca- pass on to supporting masts and other traffic is often created by the traffic police said. fact that demands for orga-
It will have a total of 32 sta- Apart from the Mujesar ter- pacity of approximately 2,800 or poles, of the Blue Line. slowed down because of on- and NGOs to ensure snarl- Meanwhile, it isnt just ns far exceed their supply.
tions, including ve inter- minal station, the upcoming kWp with plants at various sta- Those had caused frequent going metro rail construc- free traffic. It is mostly lack of clear transportation But, in India the difference
change stations Kashmere stations are Sarai, NHPC tions and depots across its snags disrupting rail oper- tion, indiscriminate done without disrupting facilities that is hampering is exceedingly more
Gate, Mandi House, Central Chowk, Mewla Maharajpur, network. ations in the recent past. digging, poor drainage in- the normal traffic ow. A the process of saving lives striking.



Rental market thrives
Sweta Goswami

All of us will surrender

NEW DELHI: As the slow-down
in Delhi NCRs residential re-
al estate market continues,
the rental market, on the oth-
er hand, is thriving and soar-
ing rapidly. Property prices in
and around the Capital have

and work from Tihar: CM

seen a meagre one per cent
increase, but surprisingly,
rental values have surged as
much as 16 per cent in just a
Indicating a clear shift in
consumer behaviour from the
Staff Reporter venge. They spend 24-hour a day need to buy a house to the
thinking how to stall our work. In ease of living on rent near

hief Minister Arvind Kejriwal our ght against corruption we ones workplace, rental prices
once again charged Prime Minis- had arrested more than 50 offi- in Delhi have spiked by an av-
ter Narendra Modi with creating cers till June 8. erage of ve per cent in the
obstacles for Aam Aadmi Party But on that day, Modi sent past one year. In fact, the
government in the Capital. Ac- paramilitary forces and captured changing reality of the hous-
cusing Delhi Police of targeting our ACB. In the last two months, ing sector comes across even
its MLAs at the behest of Mr Mo- there has not been a single arrest. more clearly if the National
di, Kejriwal said all 67 party Either let us work or you work. Capital Region (NCR) is taken
MLAs were ready to work from Take the ACB from us but do into account.
inside Tihar jail. something Modiji, Kejriwal At 16 per cent, Greater Noi-
In six months, they have ar- said. da has witnessed the highest
rested three of our MLAs. But we He also invoked AAPs public hike in house rents among all
have 64 more MLAs and at this rhetoric saying he (Modi) con- other regions.
pace they wont be able to arrest tinued to trouble us as is his hab- This is followed by the oth-
all of us even in 10 years. Delhi it, while we (AAP) continued to er satellite city, Ghaziabad,
Police is after our MLAs, it has no work. which has seen a 10 per cent
time for peoples security. I have The CM said that Delhi gov- increase. Noida, Gurgaon and
told them, all of us will surrender ernment had carried out un- Faridabad depicted a similar
and work from Tihar, Kejriwal precedented development work trend with a four per cent rise
said. in the health, and power sectors, in rental prices between April
He was speaking at an event in giving compensation to farm- 2014 and June 2015, revealed
organised to launch work for the ers, in developing unauthorised a report released by realty
upgrade of Burari hospital in colonies in its rst six months in portal
North Delhi from 200 to 800 office. The amount of work we According to Narasimha
beds as planned earlier. have done in six months is un- Jayakumar, Chief Business
The chief minister also used precedented. No government in Officer, the
the platform that pitched for independent Indias history has positive performance of the
2017 municipal elections in Del- done this much work in six rental market in Delhi NCR
hi. Mr Kejriwal asked people to months...we have opened air con- can primarily be attributed to
vote for AAP with as much gusto ditioned dispensary within six an increase in office space ab-
in the MCD elections as well. months of forming government sorption by IT/ITeS and e-
Launching a scathing attach on in a slum area. commerce rms. There is a
The Chief Minister was speaking at an event with regard This was not imaginable be- huge inux of companies
to upgrading a government hospital in Burari in North fore. 15 such clinics would be opening their offices in NCR.
IN SIX MONTHS, THEY HAVE ARRESTED Delhi FILE PHOTO opened in the Burari constitu- This is expected to keep the
ency, he said. commercial and home rental
THREE OF OUR MLAS. BUT WE HAVE 64 the Prime Minister, Mr Kejriwal 8. Since then, AAPs ght against markets upbeat, especially in
MORE MLAS AND AT THIS PACE THEY alleged that Mr Modi had cap- graft has come to an abrupt end, Noida and Gurgaon, he said.
tured the anti-corruption Kejriwal said. For feedback, please mail us at The expansion of Delhi
WONT BE ABLE TO ARREST ALL OF US branch of Delhi government us- BJP, whom you had given metro has also improved sen-
EVEN IN 10 YEARS ing paramilitary officers on June three seats, is after taking re- timents in certain pockets of
the overall market.
However, it seems to have
impacted the rental values
more than the capital prices, At 16%, Greater Noida Gurgaon may be because of
the report stated. For exam- the numerous IT rms mush-
Sanitation and has witnessed the
Pre-marital counselling cell is defunct cleanliness
ple, in Greater Noida con-
struction work on the
Noida-Greater Noida Metro
corridor commenced in June
highest hike in house
rents, followed by
rooming in the area, but in
Noida it is mainly because of
improving connectivity, cou-
pled with developing enter-
Maria Akram because much of the that married/unmarried drive launched Ghaziabad. Noida,
this year. tainment hubs.
marital discord later can couples go for counselling While the metro link is slat- Gurgaon and Faridabad, According to a report pub-
NEW DELHI: Delhi be resolved before only when things arent Staff Reporter ed to be operational in 2018, reveals a report lished by CBRE, office leasing
Commission for Womens People dont see marriage. right between them, said rental prices in the area have activity gained momentum by
pre-marital counselling Ours is a patriarchal Dr Sameer Kalani, NEW DELHI: The municipal cor- already skyrocketed by 16 per 70 per cent in Delhi-NCR, es-
cell, ever since its
pre-marital counselling society and women are consulting psychiatrist, porations of East and North cent. realty sentiments. pecially in Gurgaon and Noida
inception in 2008, never of any use. Women always told to adjust. It is Cosmos Institute of Delhi launched a sanitation- Similarly, Ghaziabads East Delhi witnessed the during April to June 2015.
took off. The counsellors come to us only when necessary for both men Mental Health and cum-cleanliness drive on Vaishali saw the highest ap- highest uptrend in the zone by Global IT giants, Oracle and
under the programme are something happens and women to understand Behavioural Study. Sunday to improve the level preciation in the rental graph 10 per cent between April and NTT Data have leased out 1.25
meant to educate men and that they are equal, said While women are still of cleanliness and sanitation. by 18 per cent from April- June 2014 and 2015, followed lakh sq ft of space in Noida
women before and after one of the counsellors. better at adjusting to the The rst phase of the drive June 2014 to the same quarter by Dwarka with a spike of six recently. Presence of IT ma-
marriage about their rights We tell them small things new set-up after marriage, will be run from August 10 to this year. per cent in rental amount. jors creates more demand in
and the adjustments that always remained locked. such as sharing household PMC is important for men August 20 while the second Naturally, the proposal to South and West Delhi clocked the rental market as they at-
one has to make. PMC cell The helpline number chores, how it is ok for as the culture is such that phase will be launched on Au- expand the Vaishali metro an increase of ve and four tract workforce from all over
isnt functional and it provided is also out of men to do the laundry. But they arent counselled by gust 25 and will continue link to Mohan Nagar seems to per cent, respectively. the country, said a real estate
never was. We are going function. Officials at the when there is marital their parents about the through the festive season till have given a massive llip to The spike in rental values in analyst.
through each programme commission say that they discord, they go for changes after marriage. At November 18.
taken up by the havent got any couples counselling. some places, along with According to the mayors of
commission and it was looking for pre-marital Even psychologists PMC, couples even go for
found that though this
programme was launched
counselling while their
other programmes did
agree that PMC as a
concept is yet to register
pre-marital medical
counselling. But, it will
the two corporations, the
drive would emphasise on
Hand washing practice
nothing was done.
Depending on the
popularity of this concept,
quite well. People dont
see pre-marital
counselling of any use.
among people. With
substantial number of
marriages still being
take time for Delhiites to
understand the
importance of such
micro-level monitoring over
day-to-day cleanliness of all
areas, lifting of solid waste,
low among health staff DEATH

we will decide whether to Women come to us only arranged in India, counselling. cleanliness of public urinals, Staff Reporter bial activity. The total num-
keep this programme or when something happens, psychologists say that the When The Hindu tried besides controlling water and ber of hand exposures at a
not, said Swati Maliwal, said an official. PMC becomes all the more calling on the helpline vector-borne diseases, repair NEW DELHI: A majority of doc- hospital may range from sev-
chairperson, DCW. The Counsellors at the important as it is a good number- 011-23370146- it and maintenance of roads, tors still believe that cleaning eral tens to thousands per
room is there with the commission also agree that way to know each other. turned out to be non- footpaths, pavements, main- hands with soap and water is day. Infection spreads
nameplate but it has PMC is very important There is a perception functional. tenance of parks, functioning the best way to ensure hy- through mouth, nose or eyes,
of parks, streetlights and giene, says a study by the All all of which is touched by
high-mast lights. India Institute of Medical hands. Infection organisms
The corporations will also Sciences (AIIMS) and Lady can survive for more than
WEATHER WATCH (City-wise reading yesterday) Seven colonies brought sensitise local residents and
about importance of sanita-
Hardinge Medical College
eight hours if hands are not
washed, says the report.
For metros highlighted, readings show max temperature
tion through pamphlets, ban- The study covered over 100 According to experts, poor
under sewerage network ners and awareness
campaigns launched by
school children.
doctors and nurses between
March 2015 and May 2015,
and was published in the lat-
hand hygiene practices are a
major threat to the health of
patients and doctors.
Staff Reporter DJB officials said We will carry out fogging est issue of International Adherence to hand hy-
and spray of insecticide for Journal of Pharma Research giene practices at a health-
NEW DELHI: In an effort to bring
the notification had prevention of the outbreak of and Health Sciences. care facility can prevent
more colonies under the sew- been issued advising water and vector-borne dis- Awareness of hand wash- spread of infections and
erage network, the Delhi Jal people to avail of eases, and will distribute ing and hygienic practices is check transmission of mi-
Delhi | 30.8 C Board (DJB) has connected sewer connections chlorine tablets in unauthor- low among doctors and nurs- croorganisms, they said.
seven new unauthorised col- ised colonies and slums. Stu- es in India, says the study. Of the total sample of doc-
onies recently. in these areas dents and teachers of This is despite the World tors and nurses who were in-
In a statement on Sunday, municipal schools would also Health Organisation (WHO) terviewed, only 15 per cent of
the DJB said it had laid sewer be sensitised about cleanli- recommending alcohol- doctors and 37 per cent of
Kolkata | 36.1 C lines and connected Chana- timately, 100 colonies are ness under this drive, EDMC based hand rub (ABHR) for nurses knew that Global
kya Place, Sitapuri, Kesho- expected to be beneted, a mayor Harshdeep Malhotra hand antisepsis due to their Hand Washing Day is on Oc-
Mumbai | 30.4 C ram Park, New Jankipuri, Jai senior official said. said. broad spectrum of antimicro- tober 15.
Hyderabad | 30.6 C
Bharat Enclave, Amar shop- Officials said earlier, sew-
ping complex, Kakroula age was owing in open

Bengaluru | 27.6 C Chennai | 37.6 C

Moad, Bhagwati Garden ex-
tension, Uttam Nagar, Bhag-
wati Garden, and Najafgarh
drains in Chanakya Place, Si-
tapuri, Keshoram Park, and
New Jankipuri colonies, but
Release pension money,
Please contact: 011-43579797
Road with the network.
These colonies were noti-
ed in June, 2015.
now the sewage will be own
to the Pappankalan STP
where it will be treated be-
Congress tells Delhi govt from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m

Senior DJB officials said fore the effluent is dis- Staff Reporters by the Department of Women
Image & Data: India Meteorological Department
the notication had also been charged into the Yamuna. and Child Development, Delhi
issued advising people to Similarly, the sewage ow- NEW DELHI: A large number of government. After protesting
Forecast for Monday: Heavy rainfall would occur at isolated places over avail of sewer connections in ing in open drains in Jai Bha- Delhi Youth Congress volun- at Mr. Sisodias residence, the
Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. these areas. rat Enclave, Amar shopping teers gathered at the residenc- Youth Congress volunteers al-
Similarly, sewerage facili- complex, Kakroula Moad, es of six Delhi ministers so gathered at the residence of
Max Min Max Min Max Min
Agartala 33.0 27.0 Hubballi 31.0 21.0 New Delhi 30.8 25.0
ties have also recently been Bhagwati Garden Extension, demanding immediate release environment minister Aseem
Ahmedabad 34.4 27.0 Hyderabad 30.6 23.8 Patna 36.0 26.8
extended in the unauthorised Uttam Nagar, Bhagwati Gar- of pension money for over four Ahmed, transport minister Go-
Allahabad 37.6 28.9 Imphal 30.2 22.2 Port Blair 30.5 22.9 colonies of Heera Park, Na- den, and Najafgarh Road col- lakh beneciaries in the Cap- pal Rai and health minister Sa-
Aizawl 27.2 17.0 Jaipur 32.5 26.3 Pune 29.4 20.9 jafgarh and Vishkarma, near onies will now be conveyed to ital. tyendar Jain
Bengaluru 27.6 20.6 Kohima 25.2 15.8 Puducherry 38.3 27.2 Pul Prehladpur, South Delhi. the Nilothi STP and post The activists rst gathered Kejriwal always makes
Bhopal 28.7 24.6 Kolkata 36.1 27.7 Raipur 32.3 26.3 The notication advising treatment, it will be dis- at the Mathura Road residence statement that the Delhi Gov-
Bhubaneswar 35.2 26.0 Kochi 31.4 24.0 Ranchi 32.6 25.5 people of these areas to take charged into the river. of Deputy Chief Minister Man- ernment is short of funds. I
Chandigarh 29.0 24.8 Kozhikode 32.5 23.9 Shillong 24.2 17.9 sewer connections is in the This process will ensure ish Sisodia, raised slogans and want to ask him, if he can
Chennai 37.6 29.0 Kurnool 34.2 25.4 Shimla 21.6 17.2 process of being issued. The two-fold benets: the sanita- burnt his effigy. Youth Con- spend Rs.526 crores on false
Coimbatore 32.0 22.8 Lucknow 33.6 27.5 Srinagar 32.5 21.7 work of extending sewerage ry conditions will improve in gress leader Amit Malik said advertisements cant he re-
Dehradun 28.8 23.0 Madurai 40.0 26.6 Vijayawada 35.5 25.2 facilities in adjacent areas is these areas and it will help in senior citizens, widows and lease a few crore rupees to re-
Gangtok 22.2 19.1 Mangaluru 28.0 23.1 Visakhapatnam 32.2 26.2 also in progress and more the abatement of pollution in physically challenged beneci- lease pension to the vulnerable
Goa 30.0 24.0 Mumbai 30.4 24.0 Thiruvananthapuram 32.4 24.5 colonies are likely to be bene- the Yamuna, the official aries were not given pension sections of the society? Mr
Guwahati 34.8 24.7 Mysuru 29.9 20.3 Tiruchi 38.5 27.5 ted in a phased manner. Ul- said. money for the last 13 months Malik said.





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India plans to barter surplus
sugar for pulses from abroad
The one-man army in schools
R. Avadhani and Chhattisgarh (790) a total
of 80,647 schools were either
Ministries of External Affairs and Commerce working on proposal
Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The Centre is plan-

ning to barter surplus sugar

ver 98,000 primary schools merged or closed down till 2014. in the country for pulses
across the country remain closed This made education more in- that are being imported at
on a particular working day, if accessible to the children of poor high prices and the Minis-
one teacher goes on leave or stays and marginal sections, the re- tries of External Affairs and
absent with any reason. It may port pointed out. Commerce and Industry are
sound absurd, but its a stark re- Disclosing these details here working together on the
ality according to a report of the recently, Chikku Muralimohan, a proposal, Union Minister of
Right to Education (RTE) member RTE Forum, said it was State for Commerce and In-
Forum. not possible to achieve huge tar- dustry, Nirmala Sitharaman
One may wonder why the pri- gets like Make in India, Skilled said on Sunday.
mary schools having ve classes, India or Swachh Bharat without Speaking at an Interna-
rst to fth standard, would re- strengthening the public educa- tional conference on sci-
main closed if one teacher bunks tion system. ence, technology and public
his duty or goes on leave. The policy to achieve zero hun-
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Congress
reason is that the schools are Budget cuts criticised ger challenge organised by leader Jairam Ramesh at a function in Chennai on
managed by single teachers for He also critical over reduced the M.S. Swaminathan Re- Sunday. Agricultural scientist M. S. Swaminathan is
all the classes. budgetary support for pro- search Foundation, she said at left. PHOTO: B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM
Inadequate number of teach- grammes such as Sarva Shiksha India was now importing
ers and lack of rationalisation in Inadequate number of teachers and lack of rationalisation Abhiyan (from Rs. 27,635 crore pulses from neighbouring Union Minister for Ur- which is more affected by
postings are among the prime in postings are among the prime culprits for the grim to Rs. 22,000 crore), mid-day countries and even from ban Development Venkaiah climate change. It is some-
culprits for the grim scenario at a scenario. FILE PHOTO: KIRAN BAKALE meal scheme (from Rs. 13,215 countries as far as Canada. Naidu said the government thing that we have to be
time when the country is em- crore to Rs. 9,236 crore), Rashtri- was looking into a proposal proactive on and not reac-
barking upon Make in India or 11.46 per cent of the total pri- and upper primary schools are ya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan Discussions on agriculture crop income tive to, Jairam Ramesh,
mission, which is possible with mary schools in the government clubbed, states the draft report (from Rs.5,000 crore to Rs.3,565 The quantum of sugar insurance. MP and former Minister for
quality education from primary sector. prepared by Right to Education crore) and Integrated Child De- annually getting accumulat- But, he said, it was not Environment said.
level. The report puts the num- The District Information Sys- (RTE) Forum in March this year. velopment Scheme (from ed in the last four years has easy to implement as the
ber of such primary schools in tem for Education (DISE) 2013- According to the report, a large Rs.18,000 crore to Rs.8,000 been quite substantial. resources required were PDS reforms mooted
the country at a whopping 98,443 14 reports that 11.46 per cent of number of schools in Rajasthan crore). Through the Ministry of Ex- huge and the Centre and Mr. Ramesh said there
primary schools have single (17,129), Gujarat (13,450), Mah- Mr. Muralimohan stated that ternal Affairs, we are trying the States need to join was a need for major reform
teachers and if clubbed with up- arashtra (13,905), Karnataka nearly 3,800 schools were closed to talk to countries from hands to make the scheme of the public distribution
IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE HUGE per primary schools the number (12,000), Andhra Pradesh in Andhra Pradesh after rational- which we import pulses work. system and the National
TARGETS LIKE MAKE IN INDIA would go down some extent to (5,503), Odisha (5,000), Telanga- isation of teachers, while nearly some African countries, Climate change is no Food Security Act to ensure
8.32 per cent. Over 91,000 na (4,000), Madhya Pradesh 15,000 schools in Telangana were Myanmar and other coun- longer a matter of debate. that vulnerable groups got
WITHOUT STRENGTHENING THE PUBLIC schools remain dependent on (3,500), Tamil Nadu (3,000), Ut- being run either with single or tries where there is a possi- While our contribution to access to at least the mini-
EDUCATION SYSTEM single teachers, if the primary tarakhand (1,200), Punjab (1,170) two teachers. bility [of a barter], Ms. global warming is not much, mum requirement of nutri-
Sitharaman said. there is no other country tion and health.

Opportunities abound Hyderabadis easy prey for cyber fraudsters This app will tell you about
in defence, aerospace Women, attracted by fake profiles on marriage websites, are walking into the trap the pill you are popping
Y. Mallikarjun Marri Ramu Once a person shows interest Firoz Rozindar Ausodhyatmika
in claiming the prize, the of-
HYDERABAD: NITI Aayog mem- HYDERABAD: When doctor fenders convince him to VIJAYAPURA: How many of
provides details of
ber V.K. Saraswat on Sunday Abhishek Mohan rang up transfer money online to- us know the contents of a medicines with their
said immense opportunities from England telling that he wards customs and process- tablet we are popping, its chemical content,
to the tune of $ 200 billion was sending her a parcel of ing fees to secure the money. side effects or available al- price per unit and
would open up in the aero- gold jewellery, the woman te- They stop responding once ternatives across brands?
space and defence sectors in chie in Hyderabad didnt nd the money is transferred. For those who want a side-effects
the next 15 to 20 years and anything suspicious. Investigators surmise that quick reference, Krishna-
called upon the Indian indus- She promptly paid Rs. 48 as the number of persons us- kant Tiwari, a software de- available in market at far
try and MSMEs to make use of lakh towards customs fee and ing Internet and mobile veloper working in a private cheaper price. This
them by improving quality other charges to receive the phones is going up, the net of company in Bengaluru, has prompted me to develop an
and meeting global standards. According to V.K. parcel only to realise eventu- online fraudsters too is wid- developed an android- application which would
Talking to reporters on the Saraswat, opportunities ally that the doctor, who be- ening. Massive lottery prize based application which is help in educating the peo-
sidelines of a Technical Meet friended her after seeing her amount is not the only lure. freely downloadable. ple, he said.
& Aerospace Luminary Lec-
to the tune of $ 200 prole in a matrimonial web- Jobs abroad is another bait Called Ausodhyatmika, Mr. Tiwari, however,
ture organised by the Hydera- billion will open up in site, was a fraudster. It was that many unsuspecting un- the application provides ex- makes it clear that his app
bad branch of the the aerospace and not an isolated case. Two employed are jumping to grab tensive details on about one only provides the details of
Aeronautical Society of India defence sectors. more women were relieved of and getting duped. lakh medicines with details medicines, but does not
here, Dr. Saraswat said $ 60 over Rs. 15 lakh in this fash- Using bank cards of others on chemical contents, price prescribe or recommend
billion of that would be avail- LRSAM (Long Range Surface- ion. to make payments or pur- per unit, manufacturer, any medicine.
able to the MSMEs through to-air Missile) and MRSAM This new modus operandi chase articles after fraudu- warnings and side-effects He said the application is
the offset opportunities. He among the requirements in of posting fake proles on lently securing Personal associated with medici- also useful for pharmacists
said the requirements include the defence sector. He said the matrimonial websites and cheating, two cyber crime po- fence. Victims receive text Identity Number and other nes.He has spent a year re- to keep stock of medicines
replacement of Avro aircraft MSMEs were now only play- duping women by promising lice stations, in addition to messages, emails or even details is equally rampant. In searching on the subject. and medical students as a
and the acquisition of Medium ing the role of component sup- to marry them is one of the the one in the Crime Investi- phone calls congratulating Cyberabad, while 27 bank It all began about a year source of information.
Multi Role Combat Aircraft pliers and they have to several tricks to which more gation Department, were them for winning huge sums card frauds were reported last ago when I was watching a Ausodhyatmikaapp can
(MMRCA), which would bring graduate to manufacture sub- Hyderabadis are falling prey started in the Hyderabad and of international lottery year, the gure had already report on a news channel be downloaded from Goo-
in lot of offset in the public- systems and become systems each passing year. Cyberabad prizes. reached 17 by the end of July on how an unholy nexus of gle play store in all android-
private partnership mode. integrators. Despite campaigns --albeit commissionerates. Persons newly using In- this year. some of the doctors med- enable mobile phones by
Dr. Saraswat also listed the Hindustan Aeronautics on smaller scale-- about cyber Advisories were released to ternet or unfamiliar with The commission of hacking icine manufacturing com- typing the app name. The
Advanced Light Helicopter, Limited CMD Suvarna Raju crimes, online tricksters are be cautious about these of- such frauds tend to believe and phishing (sending legiti- panies looting the common same application would
the Light Combat Aircraft, the said HAL planned to out- succeeding more. First such fenders yet they continue to because the tricksters use mate-looking email to secure people by selling/prescrib- soon be available iOS and
production order of Rs. source 20 per cent of its man- case was reported more than strike. A classic example is names of noted companies in sensitive information of the ing expensive medicine Windows-enabled mobile
25,000 to Rs. 30,000 crore for ufacturing requirements to seven years ago. Anticipating the Nigerian lottery fraud, the content, Cyberabad Cyb- receiver) are comparatively while similar medicine are phones also.
Akash missiles and the MSMEs. threat in the form of online most frequently reported of- er Crimes ACP Jayaram says. less.

Kayyara Kinhanna Rai dead

Special Correspondent tion of the
MANGALURU: Centenarian Kan- speaking mi-
nada poet and freedom ghter nority in Kera-
Kayyara Kinhanna Rai passed la after the
away at his residence at Badi- 1957 States
yadkka in Kasaragod district of reorganisation.
Kerala on Sunday. He is sur-
Born on June 8, 1915, he left vived by six sons and two
an indelible impression not daughters.
only as a poet but also as a The late poets son Prasanna
social activist, teacher, scholar, Rai told The Hindu that the
journalist and peoples repre- poet was healthy till the very
sentative. end and had given an interview
He was a champion for in- to a Malayalam newspaper in
tegrating the region around the forenoon. The last rites
Kasaragod, north of Chandra- would be performed on August
giri, with Karnataka, an aspira- 10.

Congress calls
strike against
students killing
Staff Reporter

KOLKATA: The Congress called

a 12-hour strike in West Ben-
gal on August 20, protesting
the alleged murder of an ac-
tivist of its student body,
Chattra Parishad.
It would be a 12-hour
strike to register protest
against the large-scale terror
triggered by the Trinamool
Congress, State president of
the Congress, Adhir Ranjan
Chowdhury, told journalists.
He expressed concern about
the safety and security of stu-
dents, journalists and police
personnel in the State.
Krishnaprasad Jana, a sec-
ond-year student of a govern-
ment-aided college in
Paschim Medinipur district
and a member of the stu-
dents wing of the Congress,
was beaten to death on the
college campus on Friday.




Quality standards for more hospitals
Bid to reduce maternal deaths in Kerala to be scaled up to 27 more institutions

Congress worker dies in hospital C. Maya


point quality standards manual
developed by the State Health
A major exercise undertaken
by the KFOG in 2004, Confi-
dential Review of Maternal
Deaths, to understand why
The piloting of the quality
improvement programme in
select hospitals also led to the
Health Department investing
in imparting training to labour
B. Venkat Sandeep Department, as part of a major mothers were dying in Kerala room staff, provision of sterile,
initiative to reduce maternal had identified post-partum disposable delivery kits, non-

ongress worker B. Muni Kamakoti deaths and which is currently haemorrhage (PPH), pre- pneumatic anti-shock gar-
(40), who attempted self-immola- being piloted in 13 health in- eclampsia (a result of hyperten- ments to reduce blood loss dur-
tion on Saturday during a party stitutions, will now be scaled up sive disorders in pregnancy), ing emergencies, additional
meeting in Tirupati to press for to 27 more public hospitals, in- sepsis, and maternal heart dis- man power, drugs and equip-
special category status for Andhra cluding all government medical eases as the major reasons for ment, better infection control
Pradesh, died on Sunday at the college hospitals in the State. maternal deaths. practices, and improved ante-
Government Kilpauk Medical Col- Derived from evidence- The study suggested that im- natal care services. The results
lege Hospital in Chennai. based, internationally accepted proving the quality of maternal have been significant, a senior
According to sources, Muni Ka- clinical guidelines, the quality care in hospitals during and af- health official pointed out.It
makoti, who suffered 85-95 per manual is intended to reduce ter delivery can bring about sig- was not that the clinical guide-
cent burns, was first shifted from maternal deaths through the nificant changes. lines were new, these were
Tirupati's Ruia Hospital to the improvement of maternal and The quality standards mostly ignored during practice
Christian Medical College in Vel- delivery care services in public manual thus formulated with in busy labour rooms, when of-
lore on Saturday. However, due to hospitals. the KFOG and NICE, covers the ten doctors have to work within
lack of space in the intensive care The guidelines were evolved management of PPH and hy- severe limitations, he said.
units there, he was shifted to the following a partnership be- pertensive disorders of preg- At an evaluation meeting
Government Kilpauk Medical Col- tween the State Health Depart- nancy, two of the documented held here on Wednesday, doc-
lege Hospital in Chennai, where he Tributes pour in for Congress worker B. Muni Kamakoti, ment, National Health Mission, ratio 66 per one lakh live major causes of maternal mor- tors from hospitals involved in
died while undergoing treatment. who died while undergoing treatment at the Government Kerala Federation of Obstetrics births is the lowest in the tality in Kerala. It clearly charts the pilot said that though the
The Congress party's Tirupati Kilpauk Medical College Hospital in Chennai on Sunday. and Gynaecology (KFOG), and country, yet the rate of mater- out clinical measures which programme had run into rough
constituency in-charge Mabbu De- PHOTO: K.V. POORNACHANDRA KUMAR the National Institute for nal death reduction has been need to be adopted in labour weather in recent times, the in-
vanarayana Reddy said the post Health and Care Excellence more or less stagnant during rooms, starting with the active cidence of PPH had definitely
mortem would be conducted on himself on fire as the Congress grief over the death of Mr. Kama- (NICE) International, U.K., in the past decades, demanding management of the third stage come down and that the use of
the body on Monday morning in meeting got going at the MCT koti and appealed to people not to 2013. that the State look at new and of labour, to reduce PPH blood products had also
Chennai and the body brought to office here. get carried away by emotions on Keralas maternal mortality improved strategies to save deaths. decreased.
the temple city by PCC president Earlier on Sunday, several or- the special category status issue.
N. Raghuveera Reddy and other ganisations and political parties He said the State Government was
Congress leaders. The last rites
would be held in the afternoon and
we request citizens to pay respects
staged protests over the Centres
stance on not giving special cate-
gory status to Andhra Pradesh
making all-out efforts to achieve
special category status for Andhra
Pradesh and expressed confidence
Telangana farmer claims Geeta is his daughter
to Muni Kamakoti by observing a and appealed to the people not to that the Centre would concede the Staff Reporter Telangana, J. Krishnaiah and trace her proved futile, the
voluntary bandh, he said. resort to suicides. The death of States request. Gopamma of Padamati Nar- couple asserted that Rani had
Right at the time of admission to Mr. Kamakoti gave a handle to Under pressure from the oppo- KHAMMAM: A poor farmer cou- sapuram approached some a striking resemblance with
hospital, doctors had stated Muni the opposition parties in the sition, the TDP Government ple of Padamati Narsapuram elected representatives in the the picture of Geeta showed
Kamakotis condition as critical State to mount pressure on the mounted a defence, with Deputy in Julurupadu mandal of Te- village claiming that Geeta on some TV channels.
owing to the magnitude of burns Chandrababu Naidu Govern- Chief Minister K.E. Krishnamur- langana on Sunday claimed was none other than their Our daughter is illiterate.
he sustained. Mr. Kamakoti took ment. The issue is likely to move thy stating that the Chief Minister that Geeta, the speech and missing daughter Rani. She has a mole on the fore-
everyone by surprise by dousing to the national capital with the had made determined efforts to hearing impaired woman They told mediapersons head, they recalled, urging
himself with kerosene and setting YSR Congress carrying two train- achieve special category status. stuck in Pakistan for nearly a that Rani lost her way while the authorities to reunite
loads of people to stage a dharna Mr. Krishnamurthy said the decade, is their younger they were returning from a their daughter with them.
NAIDU APPEALS TO PEOPLE NOT TO GET in New Delhi in support of the Chief Minster would meet Prime
The couple say that Geeta
daughter, who reportedly pilgrimage along with their We are ready to undergo
demand. Minister Narendra Modi and other went missing nine years ago. three other daughters in DNA tests, they said.
CARRIED AWAY BY EMOTIONS ON THE Chief Minister Chandrababu Union Ministers after Independ- is their younger daughter, After watching a few TV Guntur district in January However, mandal revenue
SPECIAL CATEGORY STATUS ISSUE Naidu expressed his shock and ence Day to lobby the Centre again. who reportedly went channels, which reportedly 2006. officials feigned ignorance of
missing nine years ago. aired news linking Geeta to Stating that their efforts to any such development.

Order probe into assets of POLITICAL SCENE HOTS UP IN KERALA Between life & death
all former CMs: Dhumal CPI(M) getting ready Kerala BJP to ride the
Staff Reporter
for show of strength
SHIMLA: In the wake of repeat-
Dharma Jana Sena
ed threats of a probe into his Special Correspondent overwhelming response to Radhakrishnan Kuttoor The State unit of the BJP is
assets by Himachal Chief the agitation over the past enthused by the report of a
Minister Virbhadra Singh, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The few days. Already over 20 PATHANAMTHITTA: The Sangh Coimbatore-based psepholo-
Leader of the Opposition in Kerala unit of the Communist lakh persons have registered Parivar is seriously hoping to gy group it had commissioned
the Assembly Prem Kumar Party of India (Marxist) is with the local party units to ride a newly named political to chalk out the prognosis for
Dhumal on Sunday sought an gearing up for what is easily participate in the agitation, outfit, the Dharma Jana Sena it in Kerala, analysing data for
immediate enquiry by the its most ambitious agitation CPI(M) State secretary Kodi- (DJS), to a reckoning position the past 20 years. The report
CBI or a sitting Judge of the in recent times, a sit-in cov- yeri Balakrishna told The in Keralas bipolar polity by has claimed the BJP-led NDA
Supreme Court into the per- ering some 1,400 kilometres Hindu from Kozhikode over 2021. in Kerala can log the magic
sonal wealth of all surviving on various National High- phone on Sunday. The DJS, which will be for- number of 72 in the 140-
former Chief Ministers of the ways and State Highways Mr. Balakrishnan said the mally announced in a few member legislature by 2021.
hill State. across the State on August 11 party had organised around days, will be a political con- Vishwa Hindu Parishad
He wanted the inquiry to Dhumal has accused to protest against price rise, 25,000 family gatherings at solidation largely of a sub- leader Ashok Singhal and BJP
come out with the details of fall in the prices of farm pro- the booth and ward levels stantial chunk of followers national president Amit Shah
property acquired by these
Virbhadra Singh of duce, corruption, and across the State over the past from the SNDP Yogam, a sec- have already held talks with
Chief Ministers, including carrying on a smear corporatisation. one month. tion of the Kerala Pulaya Ma- SNDP Yogam general secre-
himself, before and after they campaign against him Around 25 lakh persons are We have found that there ha Sabha (KPMS), and an tary Vellappally Natesan in
became the heads of the gov- and his family expected to participate in the is disquiet among different assorted bunch of smaller Coimbatore and Delhi to
ernment here. agitation. sections of people owing to caste and community forums. chalk out their future course
Mr. Dhumal said the hill the then Chief Minister of The sit-in would begin issues specific to their occu- of political manoeuvrings.
State had only seen five Chief neighbouring Punjab, Capt. from the Manjeswaram taluk pations and locations even as Launch of party The BJP national leader-
Ministers so far and the first Amrinder Singh said he had office in Kasaragod to the Raj everybody is worried about The new party is to be ship has even promised a
two, Dr. Yashwant Singh Par- made no such allegations and Bhavan here, with CPI(M) the general price spiral on launched at a rally in Thiru- berth in the Union Cabinet
mar and Ram Lal Thakur are given a written apology in Polit Bureau member S. Ra- Onam eve. The fishers are up- vananthapuram. Informed for the new party, once it is
no more. The assets of the court. The other two leaders machandran Pillai forming set about the plunder of the sources said prominent citi- formally announced and the
surviving three, Mr. Shanta Moti Lal Vohra and Anand the first link of the chain and fish wealth by multinational zens and leaders representing alliance becomes a reality,
Kumar, Mr. Virbhadra Singh Sharma were facing defama- party general secretary Sita- corporate groups, whereas different communities would BJP sources told The Hindu.
and himself should be thor- tion cases, he said. ram Yechuri occupying the fi- the fall in the price of natural address the rally. Sources said the psephol-
oughly investigated and the He charged that Mr. Virb- nal position in front of the Raj rubber is a matter of grave They claimed the DJS-BJP ogy groups report had rec- Security personnel defuse a string of
report made public. hadra Singh had now sent a Bhavan. concern in the high ranges, political combine was poised ommended that the BJP and 95 Improvised Explosive Devices found
He criticised Mr. Virbhadra list of some assets (which he The agitation, as part of the CPI(M) leader said. to draw support from middle- NDA not overlook the minor- on the Balumath-Panki road in Ichak
Singh for repeatedly raising had not even heard of) to the which CPI(M) workers and The agitation is part of the level tearaway sections from ity factor in Kerala, adding
this issue and said a similar Vigilance ADGP and was car- the partys fellow travellers countrywide stir called by the the UDF and LDF. The orga- that minorities should be in- area of Latehar district in Jharkhand
attempt was made during the rying on a smear campaign would line up on the west side CPI(M), but nowhere else is nisers have already started duced into the NDA fold. It during a joint search operation
Vidhan Sabha elections of against him and his family, of the roads, would last over the party attempting any- the groundwork for a mem- emphasised that the strategy conducted by the CRPF and district
2003 by three senior Con- which was highly offensive an hour. thing of the kind being done bership mobilisation cam- should be to win votes as well police on Saturday. PHOTO: PTI
gress leaders. One of them, and unacceptable. We have been seeing an in Kerala. paign, they said. as the States psyche.

Mud football makes a splash in Kerala

Staff Reporter
Environment Ministry pushes for RPF rescues
seven minor
MALAPPURAM: The crowds that
gathered around a muddy field
contentious hydel projects boys in Kerala
at Kodur near here on Sunday Kavita Upadhyay Environmentalists have Special Correspondent
began swelling by the hour. In its affidavit in the been objecting to the forma-
Vehicles passing along the DEHRADUN: With the appoint- SC, the Ministry tion of the new committee, ALAPPUZHA: Seven minor
Kottakkal-Malappuram road ment of the third committee highlights design suspecting that the Ministry boys and an 18-year-old
pulled over in apparent curi- of experts by the Union Envi- is forming committee after youth , all hailing from
osity. Many did not know what ronment Ministry to review a modifications, almost committee to get the green Godda district in
was going on. But their curi- few contentious hydroelec- ruling out their signal for the contentious Jharkhand, were rescued
osity and zest doubled when tric power projects in Utta- cancellation in projects. by the Railway Protection
they learned that it was a mud rakhand, activists see an disaster-prone On the formation of the Force (RPF) at
football tournament orga- attempt to shift the debate third committee, senior Su- Kayamkulam railway
nised by the District Tourism away from the danger they Uttarakhand preme Court lawyer Prashant station on Saturday night.
Promotion Council (DTPC). pose to changing their design Bhushan, Himanshu Thak- They were travelling by
Held for the first time in in tune with the disaster- kar, coordinator of the South train without proper
Malappuram, the land known prone State. Asia Network on Dams, E. documents, in the
for its football craze, the tour- The Ravi Chopra Commit- committee, so that they could Theophilus of the Uttarak- company of another
nament became a mega hit, tee and the Vinod Tare Com- be implemented once the is- hand-based Himal Prakriti, person. They were being
pulling holiday crowds from mittee had warned against sues of muck disposal, impact and Bharat Jhunjhunwala, a brought to a religious
the neighbourhoods. the projects, including the six on biodiversity and disaster former professor of the IIM- education centre at
I never thought it would be on which the Supreme Court mitigation plan were ad- Bangalore, had written to Pathanapuram, a senior
so interesting, said Mo- is yet to give a decision. dressed. The modifications Union Environment Minister RPF official said.
hammed Nabeel, who is used The Hindu reviewed the were discussed last year too, Prakash Javadekar. The minor boys were
to playing football in the minutes of the two meetings but the first committee re- handed over to Childline
flooded paddy-fields of A scene from the final match of the mud football tournament organised at of the newly formed commit- jected them. Since the devel- A violation
authorities in Alappuzha.
Malappuram. Kodur, Malappuram, on Sunday. PHOTO: SAKEER HUSSAIN tee held in June and July. La- opers again failed to present Not only is this a violation The youth and the
DTPC secretary P. Ummer ta Tapovan (171 MW), acceptable modifications, the but also a clear indication of accompanying person
Koya did not hide his excite- clothes. They applauded, involving oxen and buffaloes prevailed over the host team Alaknanda Badrinath (300 committee has said they your ministrys malafide in- were taken into custody
ment. We had doubts about shouted, cheered and booed as popular in the State. The goal in the finals. In spite of the MW), Kotlibhel 1A (195 MW), should come up with the re- tentions to overwrite and by the local police, the
the response when we mooted enthusiastic youth compris- post was two metres high and ground support, Malappuram Jhelum Tamak (128 MW), quired modifications. compromise the findings of RPF official said. \
the idea a few weeks ago. But ing five in each team fought for four metres wide. lost 0-1 to Wayanad in the ex- Bhyundar Ganga (24.8 MW), In the latest affidavit filed previous committeesIt is The detention was
people have proved yet again supremacy in knee-deep mud. There were 12 teams from citing final. and Khirao Ganga (4.5 MW) in the Supreme Court, the hence clear that till the time done after the RPF was
that Malappuram is the land Malappuram and the neigh- Minister for Tourism A.P. are the projects that will be Ministry has also under- you [Mr. Javadekar] do not alerted by railway
of football in all respects. Mud The ground bouring districts of Wayanad Anil Kumar inaugurated the reviewed again by the new scored the importance of de- get a report that gives a green passengers in the wake of
or no mud, they will enjoy the Special care was taken to and Kozhikode. As movement tournament. P. Ubaidulla, committee. sign modifications, almost signal to these hydropower earlier incidents of child-
game, Mr. Koya said. prepare the 30 x 20 metre in mud is hard, a match was MLA, District Collector T. At a meeting held in July, ruling out the possibility of projects you will continue to trafficking involving
Enjoy they did in all re- ground at Kodur. It was al- given 20 minutes only. And Bhaskaran and several State the developers of the six pro- cancellation of the projects form one committee after an- children from north
spects. They had no aversion most like the field set for Kala- the experience of the youth and national level football jects presented design mod- even if they dont meet the other, regardless of the real- Indian States.
to splashing of mud on their poottu, a muddy sport from Wayanad in mud football players attended. ifications to the new criteria. ity on the ground, they said.

Privacy, a non-negotiable right

Whether it was required of the Attorney General right to life with dignity under Article 21
(State of Maharashtra vs. Public Concern for
to question the citizens right to privacy to defend Governance Trust & Others: (2007) 3 SCC
587). The UN Charter (1945), Universal Dec-
Ashwani Kumar
the legality of Aadhaar is indeed questionable as laration of Human Rights (1948) and the
International Covenant on Civil and Politi-
This piece seeks to contest the Attorney- the constitutional status of this right has been cal Rights (1966), all of which have been

Democracys Generals somewhat startling assertion be-

fore the Supreme Court that Indians do not decisively answered in successive and lucidly ratied by India, affirm the natural dignity
of man.
have a constitutional right to privacy.
articulated judgments The sweep of Article 21
essence This is the background. Posed the ques-
tion on whether making a citizen part with
vital personal data under the Aadhaar which follow. Our evolving constitutional ju- inner man, rights inherent and inalienable
The ratio of M.P. Sharmas case (1954)
that it was not possible by a strained con-
scheme does not amount to intrusion of pri- risprudence on privacy rights post Sharma and private space in which man may be- struction to import the right to privacy into
ndias fundamental belief in democracy is often

vacy, the Centre replied in the Supreme (supra) unambiguously affirms the right to come and remain himself. It also referred a totally different fundamental right, did not
taken as a given, but it is instructive to under- Court last month, on July 22, that privacy privacy as an integral component of the right to Article 8 of the European Convention on bind subsequent benches of the apex court
stand the basis and strength of this belief. A new was not a fundamental right. Attorney-Gen- to life and personal liberty envisaged in the Human Rights which recognises the right to to a restricted interpretation of Article 21
national survey by the Centre for the Study of eral Mukul Rohatgi said the right to privacy expansive interpretation of Article 21. In Go- respect for private and family life. Impor- since the decision was specically limited to
Developing Societies shows that in 2013, under half the had been a vague concept all these years, a vind vs. State of Madhya Pradesh (1975), the tantly, by equating privacy-dignity claims the scope of Article 20(3) and according to
subject of varying conclusions from the Su- Supreme Court after noticing the decision in and suggesting that these deserved to be settled law as to the binding effect of prece-
country unequivocally preferred democracy as the best preme Court. He told a three-judge Bench Kharak Singh vs. State of UP (AIR 1963 SC examined with care and to be denied only dents, was an authority for what it actually
form of government in all cases; the outcome was the that the Constitution-makers had never in- 129) held that many of the fundamental when an important countervailing interest decided (1987 1 SCC 263) . Therefore, it is
same when a similar survey was conducted in 2005. tended to make it a fundamental right. He rights of citizens can be described as contrib- is shown to be superior, the Court, follow- clear that the Supreme Court in its sub-
The proportion of those who believe that an author- then quoted a majority 1962 judgment of the uting to the right to privacy. In Kharak ing Kharak Singh, by implication derived the sequent decisions on the right to privacy did
itarian government is acceptable in some cases has Supreme Court in the Kharak Singh case Singh (supra), the Court while holding that right to privacy from the notion of dignity of not consider itself bound by the ratio in
grown, but at 11 per cent it remains a minority view, and that held that privacy was not a guaranteed privacy was not a guaranteed constitutional the individual, which while not specically Sharma because the court located the right
right under the Constitution. The submis- right also held that Article 21 was the repos- spelt out as a fundamental right is referred to in Article 21 itself and was not importing a
signicantly lower than those with the same view in sions came during the hearing of a batch of itory of residuary personal rights and recog- in the Preamble of the Constitution as an new right into a totally different right. Al-
neighbouring Pakistan. Among the poor, the Scheduled petitions seeking to stop the implementa- nised the common law right to privacy. aim to be secured by and under the national so, because it was permissible after R.C.
Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, the preference for tion of the scheme. The government said it Kharak Singh also cited the constitutional Charter. Cooper (supra) to construe Article 21 with
democracy was not what was signicantly higher, but was too late to do that as Rs.5,000 crore had reference to other fundamental rights ex-
indifference as to the type of government. Satisfaction been spent on Aadhaar, which had accessed pansively. Thus, the right to privacy stands
80 crore people. included in the sweep of Article 21 itself and
in the functioning of democracy has declined sharply in Rather than deny us our constitutional right, the penumbras of the guaranteed rights..
India, and with it, presumably, the belief that a form of Interpretation of rights the Union Government ought to enact a privacy legislation In his inimitable expression, Justice V.R.
government in which one notionally has a voice is the This submission is premised on the per- Krishna Iyer declared in Maneka Gandhi
most desirable. Preference for authoritarianism was ception of conicting judgments by the Su- to clearly define the rights of citizens consistent with (supra) that no article in Part III is an island
higher among those with the highest media exposure, preme Court on the subject and on the the promise of the Constitution. but part of a continent, and the conspectus of
those who lived in metros, those who were rich and binding effect of a decision by a larger Bench the whole part gives the direction and cor-
of the Court in M.P. Sharma & Ors. vs. Satish rection needed for interpretation of these
those who were college-educated groups for which Chandra, District Magistrate Delhi & Ors promise of dignity of the individual as con- The right to dignity has since been de- basic provisions.
democracy has delivered much more than for the mar- (1954 AIR 300, 1954 SCR 1077). Speaking tained in its preamble. The Sharma and Kha- clared by the Supreme Court as a non-nego- This position stands repeatedly affirmed
ginalised sections, yet among whom such conservative through the Attorney General, the govern- rak Singh decisions inasmuch as these tiable constitutional right owing from the in a series of judgments by the apex court as
views are growing. Even among those who identify ment has sought consideration of the issue denied a specic constitutional right to pri- spirit of the Constitution and the explicitly in R. Rajagopal vs. State of Tamilnadu
themselves as democrats, many believe a strong leader by a larger Bench to clarify the constitu- vacy proceeded on the basis that fundamen- guaranteed right to life and personal liberty (1994), A vs. Hospital 7 (1999), PUCL vs.
tional status of the right to privacy. tal rights in Chapter III of the Constitution in Article 21 (Suresh Kumar Koushal vs. Naz Union of India (1997), Sharda vs. Dharmpal
would do well to take decisions on his or her own and
Thus, the question raised is indeed of crit- were self-contained and mutually exclusive Foundation, (2014), Mehmood N. Azam vs. (2003), District Registrar vs. Canara Bank,
do away with elections and Parliament, the survey ical importance to the future of our liberal an approach that stands jettisoned in sub- Chhattisgarh (2012), Deepak Bajaj vs. State Suchita Srivastava vs. Chandigarh Adminis-
reveals. Perhaps this reects frustration with a system democracy. But in my submission, it stands sequent cases, including by an 11-judge of Maharashtra (2008), Consumer Educa- tration (2009), Amar Singh vs. Union of In-
which while representative is simply not delivering decisively answered in successive and lucid- bench in Rustom Cavasjee Cooper vs Union tion and Research Centre and Others vs. dia & Ors. (2011), Suresh Kumar Koushal vs.
equally and efficiently to all. ly articulated judgments of the nal Court. of India (1970 (3) SCR 530), popularly Union of India & Others (1995), Francis Cor- Naz Foundation, and in Ratan N. Tata vs.
India would do well to watch out for the growth of Whether it was required of the Attorney known as the Bank Nationalisation case. alie Mullin vs. The Administrator, Union Union of India, 5 SCC 639.
General to question the citizens right to Thus, when Govind was decided, the ap- Territory of Delhi & Others (1981), Prem Declaring that Article 21 clubs life and
such authoritarian tendencies, especially when they privacy to defend the legality of Aadhaar proach to interpretation of fundamental Shankar Shukla vs. Delhi Administration liberty, Justice Krishna Iyer reminded us, in
come in the garb of patriotism. This is evident, for an undoubtedly welcome initiative for the rights had undergone a fundamental change. (1980). The right to dignity which inheres in the context of the interplay of Articles 14, 19
instance, in the branding of criticism of the death purpose it seeks to subserve is indeed each individual as a human being is incom- and 21, that man is not dissectible into sep-
penalty as anti-national and in support, even among questionable. A trade-off between Aadhaar Privacy-dignity equation plete without the right to privacy and repu- arate limbs and, likewise cardinal rights in,
some journalists, for the governments move to go after and the right to privacy is incomprehensible. Integral to the Courts approach to privacy tation. The right to reputation, though not an organic constitution which make man
television channels which aired views against Yakub The position taken by the government on the in Govind (supra) and since is the recog- specically spelt out in the Constitution, human have a synthesis..... Indeed, Justice
issue is wholly untenable for the reasons nition of mans inviolate personality, the has, like the right to privacy, been traced to a Iyer was endorsing the constitutional princi-
Memons hanging. Simultaneously, the government ple espoused by Justice Cardozo that
would do well to not misunderstand the nature of its kindred aims shade off into one another by
democratic compact with its people, especially the imperceptible gradations .... (Benjamin N.
poor. Top among the essential characteristics of de- CARTOONSCAPE Cardozo, The Nature of the Judicial
mocracy as rated by respondents in the survey was the Process).
A holistic reading of the current state of
freedom to take part in protests and demonstrations, our constitutional jurisprudence would
evidence of a country that holds the right to dissent demonstrate that the right to privacy is rm-
dear. Several welfarist ideals provision of basic ne- ly embedded in our constitutional scheme as
cessities such as food, clothing and shelter, as well as a a non-negotiable imperative that owes no
narrowing gap between the rich and the poor and job apology to a myopic view of our republican
opportunities for all came next in the list of most charter. Indeed, considering the fundamen-
tal principles of the nation as not rules for
cherished tenets of democracy. The everyday experi- the passing hour, but principles for an ex-
ence of dealing with the state for these is no doubt panding future, the apex court, as the ulti-
frustrating ration shops are ranked as being among mate arbiter of constitutional conscience,
the most corrupt, and the police are seen as the least has given fundamental rights their meaning
trusted. Majoritarian and jingoistic notions of democ- in new settings consistent with the aspira-
tions of our people. This is so that we may
racy are not what the people of India are looking for, have a living constitution which can pro-
but a welfarist democracy that delivers. tect, preserve and defend sacrosanct liber-
tarian values that remain the bedrock of the
Republic and constitute the core of the Con-

Vengeance in stitution. Rather than deny us our constitu-

tional right , the Union Government ought to
enact a privacy legislation to clearly dene

Bangladesh the rights of citizens consistent with the

promise of the Constitution. My apologies,
Mr. Attorney General!
(Ashwani Kumar, a former Union Law
iloy Chatterjee Neel is the latest victim of a

Minister, is a member of the Rajya Sabha and
vicious campaign against secular bloggers in a senior advocate of the Supreme Court. The
Bangladesh. His murder by machete-wield- views expressed are personal.)
ing men at his house in Dhaka underscores
the grave dangers that writers critical of extremism and
religious intolerance face in Bangladesh. It also raises LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters emailed to must carry the full postal address and the full name or the name with initials.
questions about the commitment and capability of the
Bangladesh government in protecting its citizens from This is a vital step that will The post-tax return for xed look into the issue. It would be nice
organised violence. Neel is the fourth blogger to be
The Yakub case prevent the kind of confrontation
Financialisation deposits and post office deposits is if MLAs and councillors visit their
killed this year, and Ansar al-Islam, the Bangladesh In the urry of questions raised in we see in Parliament today Where there is a risk, there is a not more than 6-7 per cent per constituencies and promote the
branch of al-Qaeda that has claimed responsibility for the article, Questions that will not (Editorial, Aug.8). reward and we should be annum, whereas ination is almost drive towards better cleanliness.
die (Aug.8), I feel the basic ones P. Esakki Muthu, optimistic about the future (The double that gure. As a result, the N. Mahadevan,
it, has held out a direct warning to other secular writers. have been forgotten. Was Yakub Chennai widening vortex of global nance, purchasing power of capital Chennai
On the face of it, it is an attempt to kill free speech. But Memon guilty or not of causing Aug.8). However, a balancing act effectively reduces over time. On
the problem runs deeper. The Muslim-majority nation wilful and premeditated deaths? Cheaper oil needs to be done with investments the other hand, equities provide at Canine control in Kerala
is going through a volatile phase. Ever since the Awami Was he given a reasonable time to When the price of oil was well using the formula safety, liquidity, least 15 per cent compound annual The move in Kerala to curb the dog
League government opened the controversial war trial present his case and his right to be above $100 a barrel, budgets and and rate of return. The growth rate over a 10-year period. menace in the State (Culling of
to indict those who committed serious crimes during heard? Even if it is a sensitive issue, nancing were not an issue for oil governments decision to invest Why should the common man be stray dogs in Kerala condemned,
one has to ask whether the producers. But it is evident now only 5-15 per cent of the EPFO deprived of this? Rather than Aug.8) has led to an outcry in parts
the liberation war, the country has been on edge. The relevance of his religion and the that the phase of cheaper oil is a corpus in Exchange Traded Funds complain, the writer should have of India, but the issue needs to be
main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, has media attention is a factor to be strain being felt by them (Editorial, is a right step. This practice is in examined modern concepts of seen in perspective. As a medical
joined hands with the Jamaat-e-Islami to unleash vio- considered. To an ordinary mind Aug.8). The problem of low prices vogue in the developed world. fund/pension management so that student, I am well aware of scores
lent protests against the government, particularly like mine. it appears that his is that they will erode the incentive While it may contribute towards the common man is aware of a way of people visting the emergency
against the war trial in which several Jamaat leaders appeals were heard for a much and economic viability of cleaner nancialisation over a period of to get the most returns on his/her ward for treatment following a dog
longer time than any other person energy sources. time, the same cannot be treated as capital. bite. There have been some nights
have been indicted. The government has not heeded to on death row. His guilt was proven H.N. Ramakrishna, an expropriation of employees Soumyakanti Chakraborty, when the intern on duty has had to
the protests, but the street violence continues. The beyond doubt in different courts Bengaluru contributions. LIC, which deals Visakhapatnam be on his toes till morning
killing of the bloggers comes against this background. and he was given ample with the common mans savings, attending to patients. There have
The bloggers were supporters of the war crimes trial, opportunities to prove his The ooding of the international including social security schemes, Indias cleanest city been quite a number of people
and instrumental in shaping public opinion in cyber innocence. If there is an market by oil-producing countries consistently ensures good returns. The rankings conferred on dying. I would like to ask the
space against communalism, which obviously brought implication that the judges were and poor demand from Inbuilt mechanisms ensure safety Bengaluru and Mysuru as the campaigners this: if someone you
biased, such thoughts are industrialised countries having and productivity. cleanest capital in the country and knew died after a dog bite, would
the Islamists wrath upon them. They were also soft unfortunate. Finally, one has to ask forced prices to plummet is a Kailash Nath P.S.S., the cleanest city respectively are a you still go about waving placards?
targets compared to those involved in the trial, who get why these questions never arose in widely known fact. While it has set Hyderabad breath of fresh air (Mysuru tops In case I am accused of gross
government security. By means of the murders the earlier cases where the death alarm bells ringing for some, it has Swachh Bharat rankings, steep fall exaggeration, I am ready with data
Islamists are sending a message to the government and penalty was carried out. Were the spread cheer elsewhere. India The article is a ne example of the for Delhi, Aug.9). It is also from the college hospital records.
the public that anyone who criticises them would face a lives of other convicts less being largely dependent Dewey principle of journalism heartening that Hassan and Ashwin T.R.,
similar fate. Yet, the governments response in the face precious? onimports belongs to the second claried by the Readers Editor Mandya also gure in the top 10. Kozhikode
Sudhakar Bhat, category. (Aug.8). It is clear that the working Now that the administrators in
of the threat has been far from satisfactory. The mur- Sullia, Karnataka We have every reason to be more class is under erce attack, with its each city know where they stand, Done and dusted
dered bloggers had received anonymous threats. Civil cautious in utilising the rights being eroded and where those lagging behind should strive The ongoing Ashes series has
society groups say the Islamists have prepared a hit list Boycott of Parliament opportunity to set right our policy there is a subtle manipulation of to set the bar high. exposed the inadequacy of the
of writers critical of them and are pursuing them one by Though Parliament has elected on developing strategic reserves. the perception of its interests. In N.J. Ravi Chander, Australian cricket teams batting
one. If reports that Neel had sought police protection representatives who represent the The development has provided us both, it is at the receiving end of a Bengaluru line-up (Sport page, Aug.8). One
spectrum of society, when was the ample exibility to ensure energy coercive and unfair system. While really is sad for Michael Clarke the
but the authorities instead asked him to leave the coun- last time we had free and frank security. The policy of the United there is much sermoning on the It is painful to know that Chennai Australian skipper, who is no doubt
try are true, that would show the governments callous discussions? The issue of following States, which despite huge shale crisis of morality, the questions of is ranked 61. It shows that the a hugely talented world class
approach on a serious issue. It should realise that these the party whip and line is what reserves, maintains a strategic unearned prots and widening administrators in Chennai, one of batsman and a great elder. Clarke
incidents have the potential to fracture the country plays spoiler and every body knows reserve of around 727 milion inequality seem to be conveniently the few cities in India to gure in never really had the luxury of
further. The killers should be stopped, and brought to the line each party will adopt. barrels should be our guiding ignored by our rulers. The glory of the listing 52 places to go around having a Glenn McGrath, a classy
justice, and credible steps taken to ensure the safety of There is a need to allow Parliament principle. It is also time for the moral leadership and kneeling the world by The New York Shane Warne or a ne middle order
to become a forum for intelligent government to ease the subsidy before authority do not go Times; home to the oldest surving batsman. A captain is only as good
citizens, particularly the secular bloggers. Failing to do debate wherein the ramications burden. together. municipal corporation in India and as his team.
that would only send a message to the assailants that of each issue are discussed Sankeerth Sirisetti, Firoz Ahmad, the second oldest surviving Balasubramaniam Pavani,
the authorities tend to tolerate such attacks. threadbare. New Delhi New Delhi corporation in the world, need to Secunderabad


NEWS 2.0
Carving a new
The dark side of pleasure
The question is not whether certain kinds of pleasure are innately bad but whether a society
can reject forms of pleasure that arise from the exploitation of others
revenue model Vamsee Juluri
Sriram Srinivasan The recent blocking of some pornograph-
ic websites by the government has set off
One of the things worth worrying if you are an online news some sharp criticism and mockery. Un-
publisher, why, even a journalist, is: who is going to pay for the derstandably, the unexpected and largely
content you are generating. unexplained manner in which the step
Such thoughts hardly ever bothered publishers, and surely was taken was interpreted as one more
never the journalists, in the era before the advent of the instance of a conservative government
Internet. There was a time-tested revenue model to take care seeking to impose its own version of mor-
of revenues. Even today, in much of the developing world, where the ality on the people.
traditional print industry survives, albeit with some uneasiness about the Like the beef ban, the porn ban turn-
unfolding digital future, the model works. ed quickly into a slogan and symbol of
The way to do it is simple: build a healthy readership base by pricing the oppression. Some observers went so far
newspaper much below the cost of production. Having done that, get as to ask if the disappearance of pornog-
advertisers to pay top dollar to reach out to your audience via ad slots that raphy from the screens of Indian con-
are limited by the number of pages published. Imagine a world without the sumers would be followed by the
Internet where a lot of ad dollars will be chasing limited advertising disappearance of people too, on par with
space. In such a world, it is extremely likely that any print publication the actions of brutal and totalitarian gov-
would get a bulk of its revenues through advertising. ernments elsewhere.
Now that the porn ban has been effec-
Advertising revenues, a casualty of the Internet tively withdrawn and freedom restored, it
The problem is that this model collapses online. Advertising monies are might be helpful to ask ourselves if there
the biggest casualty. They arent that easy to generate. Actually, is something in our humanity that we
advertisers might not even need the news have forgotten in our rush to defend a
media online as much as they need them fundamentally exploitative practice. Af- ILLUSTRATION: SATWIK GADE
offline. Also, tech-enabled platforms, You need a revenue ter all, we are not talking here about the
starting from Craigslist 20 years ago, have government intruding into a form of plea- consuming women. We seem to accept Western way, there is no absolute restriction on
taken a lot of advertising business off print,
model to back sure that is without cost to others, but The irony is that often the same voices, freedom to consume pornography, but
as they have been able to connect buyers your journalism about product from an industry often as- who claim to speak for women when it cultural products there is at least a token investment to
and sellers far more easily. This is especially sociated with violence and coercion comes to aspects like the debatable role of make consumers informed and, eventu-
in context of the advanced markets. in a digital age. against women. The key question here is Rama in exiling Sita in the Ramayana, celebrating the denigration ally, ethical agents.
Further, there is unlimited inventory. Also, The Indian not whether certain kinds of pleasure are become oblivious to the real, ongoing, of women as we would Language of dissent
online ad budgets can also afford to be far innately bad or sinful but whether socie-widespread brutality against women that
smaller, as individuals in the target publishers need to ty can teach its members to reject forms exists in the culture industries today. Af- otherwise be deemed Those who oppose pornography on re-
audience can be targeted with precision
unlike in print.
start thinking of pleasure that arise from the exploita-
tion and degradation of a section.
ter all, we seem to think nothing is wrong
with Western cultural products that cele-
puritanical and conservative ligious or cultural grounds may not al-
ways have the rationale for their
So, its a double whammy when most about devising one Consuming women
brate the denigration of women, like the But have our schools and colleges been opposition. However, that cannot just be
readers pay nothing to consume news 50 Shades novels and movies being encouraged to teach us that the over- explained away as an innate antipathy to
online. According to the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalisms Coincidentally, in the case of both the dumped into our markets and minds, be- blown sexual world that exists in the freedom. It is more because of their lack
Digital News Report 2015, there has hardly been any change in the controversial Indian bans, there is one cause to protest such things might be media and Internet today is no simple of education in reconciling traditional
absolute number of people paying for digital news since last year. important work that is relevant to the deemed conservative, puritanical, maybe fact of nature, that it is an enormously narratives on pleasure and duty with
In most countries, the number paying for any news is hovering at present-day debate Carol J. even Hindutva. Yet, we welcome uncrit- distorted and distorting political cre- modern thinking. Secular critics of por-
around 10 per cent of online users and in some cases less than that, the AdamsThe Pornography of Meat. Ms. ically contrived and specious analyses ation, a craven, cannibalistic, commer- nography would do well to recognise that
report stated. The countries it is referring to include the U.K., U.S., Adams shows us the striking parallels be- and documentaries about how our cul- cialised machine almost beyond control? a Hindu stance against it comes from
Germany and France. In other words, the more advanced economies. tween the representational practices of ture, religion and tradition is responsible We need to move beyond Kama Sutra thoughts having greater depth than what
India isnt part of the study but it is easy to guess the percentage of paying carnivorousness and patriarchy in West- for the suffering of women in India, be- and free speech talking-points and ex- the dichotomies of religion-modernity
consumers of news: small enough to essentially be zero, as they say in the ern popular culture. cause that seems to be the progressive plore how we can offer a culturally root- and oppression-freedom would allow.
world of science. While the generalised practice of re- thing to do. ed, yet universally ethical vision for Our religious thought is concerned
It is in this context that one should view the milestone that New York ferring to women as meat is bad enough, young adults as they begin their journey deeply about freedom too, and not just in
Times reached last week of one million paid digital-only subscribers. what pornography does is to magnify the Critical reflection into consuming pornographic entertain- some metaphysical sense. What an en-
That is big. Especially, since it is in addition to 1.1 million paid print-digital process of viewing women not as humans The truth is that our critiques have not ment. We need to nd a way to tell them lightened Hindu or a Jain or a Buddhist
subscribers. Even though revenues fell marginally in the second quarter, it but essentially as cuts of meat. Through kept pace with the intensity and scale of that these pictures you see are of real or any other spiritual practitioner may
managed to grow prots in a healthier fashion on the back of cost cuts. an extensive study of advertisements that the cultural changes brought about by human beings, and some of them might be striving for when he or she talks of
Apart from paying subscribers, it has been able to increase online present womens bodies as meat to be new media technologies. We must recog- even be dead now, or dying, given the kama, in conjunction with dharma, is not
revenues through mobile, video and native advertising. But without its consumed by men, Ms. Adams reiterates nise that we live in a world very different brutal conditions many of those un- the suppression of human emotions in
paying readers, New York Times would have been in trouble by now. the key concerns that should be inform- from that of Kama Sutra or Khajuraho known millions unjustiably face. the name of celibacy but positive re-
Before long, major publications in India would need to nd an answer to ing many of our debates today: How does monuments despite the desire of some For our efforts, we might be deemed straint.
the revenue model question. How would they want to monetise their someonebecome something? How does scholars to view that world through such eccentrics and party-spoilers. True. But Freedom, in this worldview, is less
business? Thats important, as in an increasingly digital future, they have someone come to be viewed as an object, a orientalistic fantasies about violence. We we cannot go on peddling platitudes, as about rules and regulations and more
to nd newer ways to fund the journalism efforts. product, as consumable? How does her also need to understand that we are yet to we have been doing about sex calling it about cultivating a way of living that en-
The options would have to depend on the strengths of the specic use to another as this product, this con- decolonise ourselves from some of the a need without balancing the right to sures freedom from unnecessary debt to
newspapers. Surely, the fact that its a pre-eminent news brand in one of sumable object, become more important basic myths acquired through colonial pleasure with the duty to recognise and others for what we have taken from them.
the most global cities of the world would have helped the New York Times than her own inherent value, her own encounters on nature, human nature, sex minimise pain. And the debt that we accumulate, as indi-
make some of its business choices. International readers make up 13 per complete and unique self? and violence. One way to do this perhaps, since prec- viduals and as a society, for suffering of
cent of its digital base. The debate on animal subjectivity and Our liberal education has, at best, edent exists, is to respect freedom and women around the world whose images
Relatively newer news ventures in the U.S., such as Politico and Texas suffering may still seem remote to too taught us to note that present-day Indian allow individuals to go where they wish, adorn our private spaces, is enormous.
Tribune, which cover critical policy issues, have also managed to get many self-assured omnivores at the mo- conservatism on such matters is really a but include statutory warnings on the (Vamsee Juluri is a professor of media
people to pay for their content. Some of them even charge readers for ment, but there should be no ambiguity at Victorian inheritance, and a distortion of perils of the pleasure industry they are studies at the University of San Francisco
early-bird access of content. But pay walls and subscriptions cant work all on the morality of objectifying and ancient Indian sexuality. It might be so. seeking to indulge themselves in. That and the author of Rearming Hinduism.)
for everyone.
Options such as events and sponsored content could work for some
others. A few are supported by Trusts and Foundations. The point is: you
need something to back your journalism in a digital age. What would that
something be? The Indian publishers need to start thinking.
New financial commission: a faulty road map
While countries in the West are giving their central banks more authority and regulatory
FROM THE ARCHIVES powers, India is proposing a system to reduce the RBI to a shadow of itself
T.C.A. Sharad Raghavan DICGC.
The Indian nancial sector is govern-
(dated August 10, 1965)
Amid all the talk about a New Financial ed by a host of different laws that were
Code (NFC) and the hullabaloo about the enacted as and when needed to form
threats from neighbouring governments apparent attempt to cur- various regulatory bodies like the RBI;
Singapore breaks away tail the powers of the Reserve Bank of the Securities and Exchange Board of
Strategically-vital Singapore India (RBI), some deeper questions India (SEBI) and the Insurance Regu-
Illiteracy must go, seem to have been missed: what is the latory and Development Authority (IR-
broke away from the Malaysian
Federation and declared itself a says Kamaraj exact aim of the proposed Indian Fi- DA). Each of these bodies has taken a
sovereign independent nation. The The Congress President, Mr. K. nancial Code (IFC)? What is it trying to while to settle down and start working
break came because the islands Kamaraj, told the Education x? Is a need for a x at all? efficiently. SEBI, for example, has taken
mainly Chinese population cannot Commission here [New Delhi] that Much of the discussion has revolved about 20-25 years to be effective.
live in harmony with the indigenous sufficient attention was not being around the proposed creation of a Mone- The IFC is looking to amalgamate all
Malays and racial clashes between given to eradication of illiteracy in tary Policy Committee (MPC), which is these agencies into the proposed nan-
them were feared. The friction the country after independence. Mr. to be responsible for all matters relating cial authority that will deem the RBI
between Singapore and Malaysia in Kamaraj, who was interviewed by to monetary policy. The argument in fa- so far a kind of rst among equals as
recent months was especially over the Commission for nearly two vour of an MPC is that: it is standard just one of the many nancial agencies,
alleged preferential treatment for hours on educational problems, said: practice worldwide to have a committee with the Governor and Deputy-Gover-
the Federations indigenous Malays. The challenge presented by the in charge of monetary policy. So far, In- nors being designated as Chairman and
Singapores decision brought problem of liquidation of illiteracy dia has given that responsibility to the members.
anxiety to Britain, Australia and requires a bold resolve on the part of RBI and, in particular, to its Board of So, while developed countries in the
New Zealand, which are heavily national leadership and an all-out Directors. West are busy giving their central banks
involved in the defence of the two- massive national effort to eradicate And, though there is no specic provi- more authority and regulatory powers
year-old Federation against illiteracy within the shortest period sion for this in the RBI Act, the Board following the nancial crisis in the late
guerrilla inltration and warlike of time. has, by and large, entrusted the RBI Gov- 2000s, India is proposing a system
ernor with that responsibility. So, to the Why destabilise a well- payments and settlements systems. whereby the RBI is rendered a shadow of
media and to the lay public, the fact that There is no clarity yet on its role regard- its former self. In the U.K., the Financial
the RBI has cut or raised interest rates is functioning system by ing foreign exchange reserves, but lack- Services Authority (FSA) has been
CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS synonymous with the Governor himself
doing it. sidelining an institution ing any mention in the Code, the
assumption is that it will retain control
brought back under the Bank of En-
gland. Banking supervision in the Eu-
>>The Governor-designate of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Dev Conflict of interest that has held its own over them. ropean Union (EU) is coming under the
The Code goes on to say that the regu- European Central Bank (ECB), and sim-
Vrat,is pictured here. InSundays editions on Page 1,Bihar Gov- The proposed MPC, composed of sev- over 80 years? lation and supervision of NBFCs, and ilar moves are being made in the U.S.
ernor-designateRam Nath Kovinds image was duplicated, and en members, the majority of whom are to activities in the forex, derivatives and with regard to the Federal Reserve.
misidentied in the second instance, within the report on the be nominated by the government, will portant to understand what exactly the government securities markets will be Separating banking regulation from
appointment of the two Governors. The Editor accepts that take over from the RBI all aspects of RBI does. Hint: its not just about in- under a proposed nancial authority. that of other, non-bank credit institu-
this is an inexcusable error. monetary policy, including the setting of terest rates of which the policy rate is This authority is to regulate all nancial tions will create many possibilities of
interest rates. This has riled up a large just one. services other than banking and pay- regulatory arbitrage, and could lead to
>>Okram Ibobi Singh: That is the name of Manipur Chief Minister. Two section of economists, bankers and cen- The RBIs primary responsibility in- ment systems, and will have a mix of nancial instability.
reports, Lift secrecy over Naga accord (August 7, 2015) and Two months to tral bankers. The government, they say, cludes monetary policy. However, it is nominated members from both the gov- Overall, the key question to be asked
x nuts and bolts of Naga deal (August 5, 2015), got the spelling wrong should not be in charge of monetary pol- also responsible for maintaining nan- ernment and the RBI. is: what is broken that the IFC is trying
Ikram Ibobi Singh. icy. cial stability; regulation and supervision to x? The latest Financial System Sta-
The potential for conict of interest is of banks as well as of the Non-Banking Regulation of NBFCs bility Assessment Update by the IMF,
>>The day this column carried a correction regarding the National Socialist vast. So far, the government has been Financial Companies (NBFCs). It also Incidentally, there is already some released back in 2013, found that the
Council of Nagalim (IM), an article alongside Nagaland: a long road to peace interested in securing high growth rates, accumulates and maintains Indias for- ground for conict between the RBI and regulatory and supervisory regime for
(August 6, 2015) gave a different (and also wrong) expansion: National not only as an electoral plank but also as eign exchange reserves and works in the this nancial authority namely, the banks, insurance, and securities mar-
Socialist Council of Nagaland. a means to nance various expenditure forex, government securities and deriv- regulation of Non-Banking Financial kets [in India] is well developed and
schemes proposed in each Budget. The atives markets. And, last but not least, it Companies (NBFCs). The IFC denes a largely in compliance with international
>>A front page Press Information Bureau picture caption (August 4, 2015, RBI, on the other hand, is tasked with has the responsibility of handling Indias bank as a nancial services provider in standards.
early editions) erroneously said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was being controlling ination, which often accom- public debt and currency rates, as well as the business of accepting deposits from Why then this need to destabilise a
greeted by Isak Chishi Swu, chairman, NSCN (IM) at the signing ceremony of panies high growth rates. Raising inter- heading the Deposit Insurance and the public. Under this denition, all de- well-functioning system in the proc-
a peace accord. Mr. Swu was not present at the ceremony. est rates is the best tool to achieve this, Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC), posit-taking NBFCs would then become ess sidelining an institution that has
It is the policy of The Hindu to correct signicant errors as soon as possible. but it also puts a dampener on growth. which basically insures all bank deposits. banks. Who, then, would regulate them: held its own over 80 years by repealing
Please specify the edition (place of publication), date and page. Instituting a committee stacked with In addition, the RBI is the highest au- the RBI or the nancial authority? 19 laws and creating ve new
government nominees, thus, creates a thority when it comes to payment and The IFC also envisages the creation of institutions?
The Readers Editors office can be contacted by conict of interest. Should the commit- settlement systems in the country. a Financial Stability and Development Given the wide-ranging and cascading
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Modi betraying prejudices Centre working against tribals: Sonia on Lokpal Bill
gets extension
against Bihar, says Nitish It has diluted their land rights and cut budgetary allocations till September
National Bureau members Vajpayeejis sug- Special Correspondent
Calling Bihar a gestion to you to follow Raj National Bureau
NEW DELHI: Soon after Prime BIMARU State Dharma, Mr. Kumar tweet- NEW DELHI: The parliamentary
Minister Narendra Modis unfortunate ed referring to the Gujarat NEW DELHI: Congress presi- committee examining the
public meeting in Gaya on riots of 2002, when Mr. Mo- dent Sonia Gandhi has ac- Lokpal Bill has got a two-
Sunday, Bihar Chief Minis- di was the Chief Minister of cused the Narendra Modi month extension till Septem-
ter Nitish Kumar held a Bihar in 25 years, whereas that State. government of reducing bud- ber. This is the second exten-
press conference in Patna, leaders of his party compete Mr. Kumar has often getary allocations for tribal sion as the panel could not
attacking Mr. Modi for re- to claim credit for the devel- made comments against the development and actively nish its work by July-end.
ferring to Bihar as a BIMA- opment of the past 10 years. Prime Ministers tendency working to dilute their land The 31-member Parlia-
RU State. Who is right, Bada [big] Modi to use the social media to en- rights. mentary Standing Commit-
By rst running down the or chhota [Sushil] Modi, he gage, but has started using it In a statement on the oc- tee on Personnel, Public
Bihari DNA and now calling asked. often. casion of the International Grievances, Law and Justice,
Bihar a BIMARU State and The one who talks of Ja- Everything that they [the Day of the Worlds Indige- headed by Congress MP E.M.
Biharis as unfortunate, he is nata Dal(U) standing for Ja- BJP] do is on Twitter, which nous People, Ms. Gandhi said Sudarsana Natchiappan, is
betraying his prejudices nata ka daman aur utpeedan is why I, too, am using it in the government must adopt examining the Lokpal and
against Bihar and Biharis. [oppression and exploitation order to get some answers to the recommendations of the Lokayuktas and Other Relat-
The Prime Minister claims of the people] should know my questions, the Chief Virginius Xaxa Committee, ed Law (Amendment) Bill,
nothing has been achieved in that the whole country re- Minister said. which had been set up in 2014.
2013 to assess the socio-eco- The Bill was introduced in
nomic status of tribal people the Lok Sabha on December

Survey calls for reviving stalled in India.

Serious threat
18 and was referred to the
committee on December 22.
The committee was asked to
The committee had rec-
projects, easing interest rates ommended changes in law to
ensure land rights and grea-
ter control over resources for Tribal girls at a programme to mark the International Day of the Worlds
submit its report by March
25, 2015, but sought an ex-
tension till July 30 to com-
plete its task.
TCA Sharad Raghavan cited as the most important industry was the worst off tribal people. Indigenous People, in Ranchi on Sunday. PHOTO: MANOB CHOWDHURY The Bill provides for the
constraints by more than 50 with growth rates reported The governments plan to establishment of an anti-cor-
NEW DELHI: An industry survey per cent of the respondents in the industry being either dilute environmental gov- important that the medical vestments in related re- strong Adivasi population ruption watchdog, Lokpal,
by the Confederation of Indi- of the survey. moderate or negative. ernance and tribal land fraternity and governmental search and development. and the Congress. for the Union government
an Industrys Associations The study has found that Consumer non-durables had rights is a serious threat to institutions recognise the The Congress president She said tribal welfare and and the Lokayuktas for the
Council (CII ASCON) has more sectors have clocked the highest proportion of the welfare of Adivasis, she unique health care challeng- drew attention to what she development had been in- States to inquire into graft
suggested revival of stalled excellent growth during companies with excellent said. es of our tribal population termed the special bond be- trinsic to the ethos of the charges against public func-
projects, de-bottlenecking of the rst quarter of the cur- growth rates, followed by the Ms. Gandhi said it was and make appropriate in- tween Indias 104-million Congress. tionaries.
supply side linkages and the rent nancial year, though basic goods sector.
easing of interest rates as the government data show there The performance of the
most signicant steps to bol- is no clear pattern regarding consumer durables and non-
ster growth.
Margin pressure from stiff
competition, competition
industry performance as the
Index of Industrial Produc-
tion and the Index of Eight
durables sectors, an indica-
tor of consumer spending, is
also not very encouraging as
Ready for debate
on death penalty:
Trade, terror high on PMs Gulf agenda
from imports, a shortage of Core Industries move from a majority of the sectors, es-
power, a high regulatory bur- depicting acceleration to de- pecially in the consumer du- Venkaiah Naidu Suhasini Haidar tion Council) free trade
den, a lack of domestic and celeration on a monthly rables segment, have Special Correspondent NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Mr. Modi will also push for
export demand, a shortage of basis. estimated growth in the Narendra Modi will make his greater cooperation on ter-
skilled labour and talent and Drilling deeper, the survey moderate category, the sur- CHENNAI: Union Minister for rst visit to the Gulf region rorism with Dubai, which has
a high tax burden have been found that the capital goods vey report said. Urban Development Venkaiah and West Asia this weekend, in the past assisted India
Naidu on Sunday said the Cen- with a trip to the United Arab with information on crimi-
tre was ready for a discussion Emirates, marking the rst nals and terrorists who had

Idea came from PMs Australia visit on the need for death penalty,
but no one could accept at-
tempts to glorify terrorists.
time an Indian PM will land
in the UAE in more than
three decades.
operations based out of the
emirates, especially after the
two countries signed two bi-
Nistula Hebbar Replying to a question on Ahead of the visit, Foreign lateral security agreements
DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kani- Secretary S. Jaishankar met in 2011, on the transfer of
NEW DELHI: The idea to crowd- mozhi planning to move a pri- with General Sheikh Mo- sentenced persons and on
source material for the Inde- vate members Bill for hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, combating terrorism.
pendence Day address came abolishing capital puni- Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with the ruler of In the past few months,
from Prime Minister Naren- shment, Mr. Naidu said the and Deputy Supreme Com- the MHA has been particu-
dra Modis visit to Australia, mander of the UAE Armed
Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohamed Al Qassemi, larly keen on working with
BJP had no problem with a de-
when asked for suggestions bate on the issue. Forces on Sunday, and hand- in Sharjah in a May 13, 1981 photo. Narendra Modi the UAE and other Gulf
on what he should say at the It was surprising that ed over a letter from the will be the first Prime Minister to visit the UAE countries on the spread of
community reception held by some people came out openly Prime Minister. Mr. Modi is after her trip. FILE PHOTO: PIB terror nance networks as
Indians in Australia in his as and when death penalty was expected to y to Abu Dhabi well as curbing Fake Indian
honour. given to terrorists. It is my on August 16 to discuss in- dresses in U.S., Australia, bilateral cooperation in key Currency Notes (FICN), and
Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO of view and my partys view that vestment and trade opportu- China and Canada. areas and boost trade and in- those will come up in the dis-, conrmed that at terrorists, anti-nationals, ra- nities as well as cooperation Sources conrmed to The vestment ties, which are the cussion.
least two batches of prcis of pists and other such heinous on terrorism with the UAE Hindu, that BJP National cornerstone of the UAE-In- Finally, Mr. Modi's visit
suggestions (about 125 ideas criminals should be given the leadership, and then to Du- General Secretary Ram Mad- dia partnership. In 2014- will be seen as part of a ba-
in each batch) had been des- strongest of punishment, in- bai on August 17, where he hav, who had organised all 2015, trade between India lancing act in the region,
patched to the PMO for pe- cluding death penalty, the will address the Indian com- those previous events, trav- and the UAE crossed $59 bil- given his proposed plans to
rusal by Mr. Modi. But Minister told reporters. Mr. munity at the Dubai sports elled to the UAE this week to lion with the balance of trade visit both Israel and Iran in
neither he, nor sources in the Naidu said some people had city cricket stadium. nalise arrangements for it. in favour of India, making the upcoming year.
PMO can conrm which sug- shown concern for what had While the MEA has not Dubai is home to more than 2 the UAE one of Indias big- The last time an Indian
gestions would be picked up happened to terrorists like Ya- made an official announce- million Indians, and sources gest trading partners. PM visited UAE was Indira
by the Prime Minister. We Gurdaspur and Udhampur dresses, says that while the kub Memon. He was hanged ment about the visit, a web- said PM Modi is likely to at- According to the Dubai- Gandhi in 1981, while Presi-
pick out suggestions which saw a veering of interest on idea was good, it had its lim- after 20 years of trial. The Su- site , tract about 40,000 Indians at based Khaleej Times, Mr. dent Pratibha Patil made a
are well thought out or have speaking about terrorism, its. preme Court sat up till 3.45 has already been set up to the public meeting. Modi was also keen to dis- 5-day state visit in 2010.
some novelty value or reso- said a source in the govern- The tradition of Inde- a.m on this. This shows the in- announce details of the big According to PTI, official cuss more investment in In- (With additional reporting
nance to contemporary ment. The largest number of pendence Day addresses be- dependence of the judiciary, event, which will be on the UAE sources said Mr. Modi's dia, as well as a revival of the by Nistula Hebbar)
events. We make a summary suggestions has come from gan when Jawaharlal Nehru he added. lines of the PMs earlier ad- visit would give a llip to India-GCC (Gulf Coopera-
of it and pass it on to the metros since Internet con- scaled the ramparts of the
PMO, he said. There was nectivity is still an issue. Red Fort and spoke to the
even one that talked of mak- While some elements of people in an extempore style,
ing learning to play the ute
compulsory for students.
the speech will be from sug-
gestions on, gov-
it is, in fact, the only such ad-
dress to the people that be- Hanuman chalisa Ensure smooth passage of GST Bill
That suggestion has, of ernment sources say a major longs wholly to the Prime Special Correspondent The GST has much value
course, not made it to the part of the Prime Ministers Minister, he said.
short list sent to the PMO. speech will in fact be focused
on terrorism and internal se-
Therefore, while it is good
for the Prime Minister to lend
at polling booths NEW DELHI: Close on the heels
of industrialist Adi Godrej
to the trading community
since it is deeply webbed into
a plethora of tax laws and reg-
Focus on terrorism curity challenges. an ear to the people, August raising concerns over disrup- ulations of multiple tax au-
BHOPAL: It isnt unusual for battleeld, Mr. Bhawsar
When we looked at the Idea has its limits: 15 is when the people should politicians to turn to said. tions in Parliament stalling thorities the trading
suggestions in the rst few know what the Prime Minis- prayers during elections It brings our party legislation for the introduc- community hopes to get a
days of the exercise, there Sanjaya Baru ter thinks. With Prime Minis- but ruling BJP has stoked a cadres under one roof and tion of the Goods & Services simplied cohesive business
were many ideas on just how Sanjaya Baru, who was ter Modi we have an controversy by organising promotes unity and Tax (GST), the Confederation environment which may lead
to honour Kalams memory, media adviser to former opportunity for an extempore recitation of Hanuman interaction, which are of All India Traders (CAIT) on to ease in doing business in
including suggestions by MPs Prime Minister Manmohan address again, after years of chalisa by its workers required to win elections, Sunday appealed to political the country and hopes to
like Rajeev Chandrashekhar. Singh and has been privy to PMO-written speeches being twice every week near the he said. One of the parties not to put roadblocks abolish colonial working of
Then the terror attacks of the writing of many I-Day ad- read out, he said. 2,000 polling booths in principles of BJP is to before the economic reform. tax administration system,
Ratlam Lok Sabha seat promote cultural The confederation called the statement said.
ahead of the by-poll there. nationalism, so we are for a consensus to be evolved It is important to pass
among the political parties to Question mark over
An outraged opposition doing it by means of GST Bill with a few
Zeliang to speak to Assam, Mumbai raids alleged that the BJP was
trying to polarise voters as
Hanuman chalisa, Mr.
Bhawsar told PTI.
ensure a safe and smooth pas-
sage of the biggest taxation re-
infirmities rather than
the future
Earlier, on Friday, the Go-
Manipur, Arunachal CMs disgraceful the Modi wave was now What is the harm if a form in Independent India. not doing it at all, says
Adi Godrej
drej group chairman had ex-
over. Christian takes the name of The GST, said to be one of pressed a fear that if the
National Bureau Minister [Narendra] Modi, Omar Rashid We are reciting Jesus or a Muslim praises the biggest tax reform to. will have 80 at least .... And in session were to be adjourned
Mr. Zeliang said. Hanuman chalisa (hymns Allah? he asked. We are improve economy and GDP , a couple of years, we will have sine die, then it would raise a
NEW DELHI: With the Chief Highlighting the key as- MUMBAI: While the Mumbai in praise of Lord going to continue reciting has fallen prey to tactical de- 100, Mr. Godrej told PTI. question mark over the fu-
Ministers of Assam, Manipur pects of the formula, he said Police justied the raids on Hanuman) on Tuesdays Hanuman chalisa till signs of political parties which About six crore business ture. I think the most impor-
and Arunachal Pradesh pro- the Centre would respect the hotels and rounding up of 40 and Saturdays near the elections, the BJP leader has compelled the CAIT to enterprises are deeply per- tant thing, if you look at all the
testing that they had not Naga customary system and couples on the charge of pub- 2,000-odd polling booths said. make a public appeal to politi- turbed over the continuing Bills pending, GST is by far
been consulted before the landholding system based on lic indecency, a majority of of the reserved Ratlam Lok However, the Congress cal fraternity not to put road- stalemate in the Rajya Sabha the most important ...
signing of the peace accord the unique history of Nagas the social media users called Sabha (formerly known as criticised the BJPs move. blocks to this economic which has blocked smooth Through the GST, we will
with the National Socialist across Naga-inhabited areas the police action disgrace- Ratlam-Jhabua) BJP is looking up to reform, the confederation passage of Constitution have double-digit growth in
Council of Nagalim (Isak- of the Northeast, including in ful, shameful, and a viola- constituency, partys state heavens as the Modi wave is said in a statement. Amendment Bill meant for India and everything else will
Muviah), Nagaland Chief Assam, Manipur and Aruna- tion of privacy. executive member Daulat over. Besides, the tribals On Friday, Mr. Godrej said the introduction of the GST, a come in line, Mr. Godrej told
Minister T.R. Zeliang said chal Pradesh. Many of the people appre- Bhawsar said. have come to know the real that though the current draft much-awaited tax reform ini- PTI.
here on Sunday that he would This Naga issue does not hended were students. Some The elections are like a face of the BJP after the of the GST Bill was not per- tiated by the previous govern- Later, Biocon Founder Ki-
speak personally to them to pertain only to Nagaland. Na- women were even made to mahayudh (big war) and expose of the Vyapam scam fect, it was very important to ment and taken forward by ran Mazumdar-Shaw tweeted
allay their apprehensions. ga problem covers the entire call up their parents, reports no one should feel -- a major recruitment and pass it with a few inrmities the present government, that she agreed with Mr. Go-
The three Chief Ministers Naga contiguous region. So, said. The couples were let off offended if the name of admission scandal in MP, rather than not doing it at all. CAIT national president B.C. drejs views on the urgency
have said that they will not respecting the traditional by the police but not before Lord Hanuman is recited Congress former MLA from If the perfect draft were to Bhartia and secretary-general with which the long-pending
cede an inch of land of their landholding system, custom- ve traumatic hours in custo- before going to the Jhabua, Javier Meda said. give an 100 points effect (ben- Praveen Khandelwal said in a reform must be allowed to
States under the accord. ary system, it covers the en- dy and a Rs. 1,200 ne each. et) on the economy, this one statement on Sunday. clear Parliament.
The pact signed by Centre tire Naga community I am not a prostitute. I am
and the NSCN(I-M) will help wherever they are ... , he an adult who was out with my
bring peace to the Northeast. said. Whether in Assam, anc, who I am supposed to
I will speak personally to my
counterparts of neighbour-
Arunachal or Manipur, Naga
people are living in their own
marry next month, to nd
some privacy. I entered my
Sushma to plead case of Indians with Iran
ing States to allay their ap- land and they want some name in the hotel register Special Correspondent highlighted the plight of the scated ship released, but re-
prehensions over the kind of autonomy or more with my identity proof and nine Indians, including Delhi fused to pay the ne for the
agreement, Mr. Zeliang said power to strengthen their handed over documents NEW DELHI: External Affairs resident Sushil Arora, who ships crew members.
at a press conference. rights and their customary when asked, one of the wom- Minister Sushma Swaraj on have been in jail for two years Ms. Swaraj, after meeting
Solving the Naga problem system. I think other non- en told a local daily. Sunday said she would raise on charges of smuggling oil. Sushils family, said she
is solving the problems of the Nagas should not have any Bollywood music compos- the issue of nine Indian na- The Indians, who were part of would ask the Iranian author-
Northeast. Non-Nagas of the negative thinking about this, er and AAP member Vishal tionals detained in a Tehran a shipping crew, have been ities to release the crew mem-
Northeast should not have he said. The Chief Minister Dadlani tweeted: This police- jail with the Iranian Foreign asked to pay a ne of Rs. 19 bers and also spare them the
any negative thinking about said even the Bodo issue was state nonsense is going mad! Minister Javad Zarif who ar- crore for securing their re- nes.
the pact with the NSCN(I- resolved and he was very hap- How can it be public inde- rives in India on August 14. lease. I will speak to the Iranian
M), he said. Today, we have py when the Mizo accord was cency if they were in hotel Ms. Swaraj had taken cog- The ships owner, accord- Foreign Minister when I
trust and condence in Prime signed. rooms? #sexbanned? nisance of a report in the pub- ing to the report, had earlier meet him, she told India To-
lication India Today, which paid the ne to get his con- day TV on Sunday.


India on top in exporting beef
juvenile law,
man walks
free 39 years
Recognised colleges need not TCA Sharad Raghavan

NEW DELHI: India retains its

top spot as the worlds large-

after murder
Legal Correspondent
seek MCI nod to increase seats st exporter of beef, according
to data released by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture,
and has extended its lead
over the next highest expor-
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Apex court settles legal question worrying many institutions ter, Brazil. It must be noted,
however, that the U.S. gov-
Court has ordered the ernment classies even buf-
release of a life convict Krishnadas Rajagopal only permission from the (10A), the court held. falo meat as beef.
who spent 10 years in jail Order comes on Central government as per The judgment came on a According to the data, In-
for a murder he
committed about four
NEW DELHI: Once a medical writ petition filed by the scheme under Section writ petition led by the dia exported 2.4 million
qualication granted by an Chennai-based 10A of the Act is required, Chennai-based Sree Balaji tonnes of beef and veal in
decades ago. institution has been recog- the judgment authored by Medical College and Hospi- FY2015, compared to 2 mil-
In a judgment on nised by the Union govern- medical college Justice Kurian observed. tal. It directed the govern- lion tonnes by Brazil and 1.5
August 7, aBench led by ment, there is no need to No person shall establish ment to process the million by Australia. These
Justice P. C. Ghose set seek fresh recognition from a medical college and no institutions request to in- three countries account for around 15 per cent. Within and Agricultural Outlook,
the 55-year-old man free the Medical Council of India recognised under the Indian medical college shall open a crease seats for its MBBS 58.7 per cent of all the beef Asia, Vietnam is the largest re- show that meat consumption
on nding that he was a every time the admission ca- Medical Council Act, 1956, new or higher course of course from 150 to 250 for exports in the world. India cipient, at 45 per cent. in India is increasing. Howev-
juvenile at the time of the pacity for the course is in- permission fromthe Union study or training for the the academic session of itself accounts for 23.5 per Indias buffalo meat exports er, the data also shows that
crime. Ram Narain fatally creased, the Supreme Court government alone was award of any recognised 2015-2016 and pass orders cent of global beef exports. have been growing at an aver- beef consumption has been
shot Nathi Lal on has held. required. medical qualication and no within two weeks. This is up from a 20.8 per age of nearly 14 per cent each falling over the years, down
December 21, 1976. In Settling a legal question Once a medical college is person shall increase the ad- The court referred to the cent share last year. year since 2011, and fetching -44.5 per cent in 2014 from
2004, the Supreme Court worrying colleges in the recognised under Section 11 mission capacity in any case of two other medical in- Data from the Centre for India as much as $4.8 billion in the level it was in 2000. This
conrmed he was guilty medical education eld, a of the Act along with medical course of study or training, stitutions, S.P. Medical Col- Monitoring Indian Economy 2014. Last year, India for the fall in consumption has been
and upheld the life Bench of Justices Anil R. qualication, thereafter, for except with the prior per- lege, Rajasthan, and (CMIE) shows that most of rst time earned more from taking place regardless of the
sentence. Dave and Kurian Joseph increase in the admission ca- mission of the Central gov- Maulana Azad Medical Col- Indias buffalo meat exports the export of buffalo meat political party in power.
School certificate held that to increasethe ad- pacity in any course of study ernment obtained in lege, Delhi, which were per- go to Asian countries Asia than it did from Basmati rice. Chicken consumption, how-
mission capacity of a med- or training that is recognised accordance with the scheme mitted to increase their receives more than 80 per Several databases, includ- ever, was up 31 per cent in
However, nine years ical course already under Section 11 of the Act, provided in the Section seats. cent, while Africa takes ing the United Nations Food that period.
later, in 2013, Narain
moved the Juvenile
Justice Board claiming
that he was a minor at the
time of the incident. To
prove his point, he
Army rescues 400 stranded tourists from flood-ravaged Ladakh
produced a school
certicate that showed
his date of birth was
December 25, 1960. After
going through the
records, the Board
decided that Narain, at
the time of the crime, was
15 years 11 months 26
days, thus making him a
Armed with this
nding, Narain moved
the apex court again,
where he argued that he
could not produce the
school certicate during
the trial and this had led
to his being tried as an
The petitioner-
applicant should get the
benet under the said
Juvenile Justice Act since
he was a juvenile on the
date of commission of the
offence, the Bench
ordered. It directed the
Agra jail authorities to IAF personnel rescue an Israeli mountaineer from the higher reaches of Ladakh on Sunday. (Right) River Tawi in Jammu in spate. PHOTOS: PTI
release him.
JAMMU: The Army has evac- Command, said. The lines of crucial bridge and 25 to 30 Yatra was suspended for the Israeli rescued Kangri, was evacuated this judgment and daring. The de-
uated nearly 400 tourists communication were re- houses were washed away at second consecutive day from morning by the Siachen Pio- gree of difficulty was further
stranded in the ood-hit ar- stored too. Biamah village. the Jammu base camp on An Israeli mountaineer neers unit based in Leh, Col. compounded by high alti-
2 militants, eas of Ladakh, where several In the Nubra valley, Khal- The Army established a Sunday as the Jammu-Srina- who had fallen off a summit Goswami said. tude, no reserve of power and
villages have been cut off. sar village was cut off as a relief camp in the village gar National Highway was in the higher reaches of La- He said it was a daring res- over-snowbound terrain,
jawan killed The troops evacuated 250
tourists from Upshi and 150
bridge was washed away. A
relief camp was established
where food and medicines
were distributed. Tents, mat-
closed in the wake of a land-
slide triggered by heavy rain
dakh region was rescued by
the Air Force on Sunday, offi-
cue during which the helicop-
ter skidded when it made
the spokesman said.
The mountaineer was
near border from Khalsar by constructing
improvised crossings, S.D.
at Khalsar, where food and
medicines were provided to
tresses, sleeping bags and
blankets were distributed,
in Udhampur.
It was later opened after
cials said.
One Israeli mountaineer,
partial contact with the snow
owing to a steep gradient.
moved to Sonam Norbu hos-
pital in Leh. His identity was
Goswami, defence spokes- civilians, he said. he said. which over 700 stranded ve- lying unconscious after fall- The operation called for not immediately known, he
SRINAGAR: Two militants and a man at the Armys Northern Colonel Goswami said a Meanwhile, the Amarnath hicles were cleared. ing off the summit of Stok exceptional piloting skills, said. PTI
soldier were killed in a gun-
ght on Sunday during inl-

Sikorsky ups navy chopper Jaitley calls for efficient

tration bids by militants in
the Keran and Tangdhar sec-
tors along the Line of Control Indian Army tops in
in Kashmir. An Army officer
popularity on Facebook expenditure management
lost his life in an accident dur-
ing a search operation on Sat-
urday. An inltration bid was
foiled in the Keran sector in NEW DELHI Leaving a host of said. PTAT ranking is based
price, talks to begin afresh TCA Sharad Raghavan

Kupwara district, and two foreign government on the analysis of the Dinakar Peri MRHs to operate from its NEW DELHI: Finance Minister
organisations behind, number of people talking Governments Contract
militants were killed, an Ar- warships with an option for Arun Jaitley on Sunday said
my officer said. including the likes of CIA, about or on a particular NEW DELHI: Negotiations for
Negotiation Committee eight more. Finmeccanica that it is important for a
Noticing that some mili- FBI, NASA and even the page. 16 multi-role helicopters refuses to accept price with its NH-90 and Sikorsky country to have an efficient
Pakistani military, the And it is not just the
tants were trying to sneak in-
Indian Army has once again Facebook page that is doing
(MRHs) for the Navy with escalation request with S-70B were in the eval- expenditure management
to Indian territory, the troops Sikorsky of the U.S. will be- uation race which Sikorsky system. Otherwise, it could
challenged them. In an ensu- come out on top in well. The official website of gin afresh as the price esca- actually won as it was the risk going the way of Greece,
ing exchange of re, two mil- popularity on social the Indian Army gets as lation requested by the mittee (CNC). sole bid left after a partial he said referring to that
itants were killed. networking site Facebook. many as 25 lakh hits every company is not acceptable in He added that the vendor ban was imposed on Fin- countrys ongoing debt
In an overnight encounter For the second time in as week. accordance with the Defence has been informed meccanica in another deal. crisis.
between the security forces many months, the Indian Interestingly, both India Procurement Procedure accordingly. The Navy is critically In post liberalised era,
and inltrating militants near Armys Facebook page has and Pakistan are at war on (DPP), the government said Sikorsky was selected last short of various types of hel- competitiveness, cost and ef-
We should make sure
the Ragni post in Taya forests topped the People Talking Facebook, having blocked on Friday. December after which the icopters. ciency management have India does not go the
in the Tangdhar sector, a ja- About This (PTAT) ranking each others accounts Stating that the procure- CNC began price negotia- S-70B is the naval variant become the key words of sur- Greeces way, says Jaitley
wan was killed and two others under government through Geo location. This ment proposal is being proc- tions. However, the compa- of the U.S. Armys Black vival and growth. For good
were injured, the officer said. category. means that a person from essed in accordance with the ny requested a steep price Hawk UH 60 helicopter. It governance, the government managed to control expendi-
In another operation near It is big for the armys Pakistan cannot access DPP, Defence Minister Ma- rise from the original quoted can be used both for anti- has not only to augment its ture through rationalisation.
the LoC in the Gurez sector, social media. Only two Indian armys Facebook nohar Parrikar said in a writ- price leading to a stalemate. surface and anti-submarine resources through better The ongoing scal consoli-
Captain Prem Kumar Krish- months ago, we had topped page and vice versa. ten reply in the Lok Sabha warfare. Incidentally, Sikor- revenue collections but also dation process has been suc-
for the rst time. It also The Twitter handle of the Finmeccanica to manage its expenditure cessful in taming the scal
an Patil of 36 RR Unit died that the request of Sikor- sky was acquired by Lock-
after falling into a gorge dur- proves that we have Indian Army has 4,47,000 sky for price escalation was was in race heed Martin recently in well, he said after inaugu- decit However, the public
ing a search operation on Sat- genuine likes registered for followers, sources said. not found acceptable by the The Navy, in 2008, had $9-billion deal from United rating the First Indian Cost nance on revenue side re-
urday, the officer said. PTI our page, Army sources PTI Contract Negotiation Com- oated a global tender for 16 Technologies. Accounts Service Day here. quires attention, particularly
The Minister asked the of- in view of the target set for
cers of the Cost Accounts the revenue decit under the

Freedom fighters to get 218 per cent DA hike: Rajnath

Service to upgrade their new Fiscal Responsibility
professional skills and ex- and Budget Management re-
pertise in order to play a gime. This necessitates
proactive role in assisting structural changes in the
NEW DELHI: Pension of free- 1972 during the Silver Jubi- the government in achieving Plan spending and denitive
dom ghters has been in- The number of lee year of Independence. the highest level of cost effi- measures to contain Non-
creased, with the freedom fighters, Till July 31, 1980, the Free- ciency in its projects, Plan spending within sus-
introduction of a hike of 218 widows and eligible dom Fighters pension was schemes and operations. tainable limits.
per cent in DA in 2014-15, available only to those who
Home Minister Rajnath dependents needed nancial assistance Key suggestions Subsidies
Singh said on Sunday. add up to 35,900 on account of their meagre Earlier, Ratan P Watal, Mr. Watal said that in or-
In a message on the occa- gross income; and the mini- Secretary (Expenditure), der to achieve the targets of
sion of 73rd anniversary of mum pension sanctioned to a said that the Indian Cost Ac- scal consolidation, it was
Quit India movement, Mr. 15, he said in the message. freedom ghter was Rs. 200 counts Service officers dealt essential to reduce spending
Singh said he bowed to free- The revised rate of pen- per month. with topics of contemporary on subsidies by improving
dom ghters who worked sion, as on August 1, 2014, The benet of FFPS was signicance such as pricing their targeting mechanism.
tirelessly to make India inde- after enhancement of DA extended to all freedom of industrial products and The efforts of the govern-
pendent in 1947. Mahatma (from 193 per cent), is Rs. ghters as a token respect services, determination of ment would be to address
Gandhi had led the move- 23,309 per month for former (Samman) with effect from various subsidies, petroleum this issue with a two-
ment from the front and Andaman political prisoners, August 1, 1980 under Swa- under recoveries, and sys- pronged strategy. The gov-
thousands joined him to be- Rs. 20,129 for freedom ght- tantarta Sainik Samman tems studies. ernment is committed to
come freedom ghters. ers/spouses and Rs. 4,770 for Pension Scheme. The Chief Adviser, Cost, progressively pursuing sub-
Today is the 73rd anni- unmarried/unemployed he said, had made several key sidy reforms in a manner
versary of the historic Quit daughters. Highest in Telangana suggestions for operational that will ensure efficient tar-
India movement. This move- The number of freedom The highest number of improvements, including ar- geting of subsidies to the
ment paved the way for In- ghters pensioners as on Ja- freedom ghter pensioners eas for cost reduction. poor and needy, while also
dias freedom. nuary 1, 2015 was 11,434 and live in Telangana (6,204), These recommendations saving scarce nancial re-
The government has in- widows and eligible depend- followed by Andhra Pradesh have helped the government sources for investment in in-
creased the pension of free- ents were 24,466, adding up (6,031), West Bengal (4,394), to effect substantive savings frastructure and pursuit of
dom ghters or their to 35,900. Maharashtra (3,866), Bihar in the government expendi- new development pro-
dependent family members The Freedom Fighters (2,972), Tamil Nadu (2,005) Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with freedom fighters during the ture on many occasions, Mr. grammes announced by the
by introducing a hike of 218 Pension Scheme (FFPS) was and Uttar Pradesh (1,710). At Home reception in Rashtrapati Bhavan, watched by President Pranab Watal said. government from time to
per cent in DA relief in 2014- introduced on August 15, PTI Mukherjee, in New Delhi on Sunday. PHOTO: R. V. MOORTHY He said the government time, he said.

Nepal inks breakthrough PRIMED FOR OVERHAUL


pact on new Constitution
KATHMANDU: Nepals rival par-
ties have signed an agree-
ment drawing up the
countrys internal borders in
a breakthrough that paves
Iraq PM rolls out reforms
to rein in corruption
the way for a new national
Constitution, the countrys
Prime Minister said Sunday.
Spurred by Aprils devas-
tating quake, Nepals parties
struck a historic deal in June
to divide the country into
eight provinces but left the

crucial task of delineating raqi Prime Minister Haider al-
state borders to a federal Abadi proposed scrapping top
commission. government posts and privileges
on Sunday in an ambitious re-
Midnight deal form drive sparked by swelling
The new agreement, popular anger over corruption
signed after midnight on Sat- and poor governance.
urday, came after days of ne- The proposed reforms followed
gotiation and resolves a weeks of demonstrations and a
major issue that has blocked call for tougher reform measures
progress on the charter since from Iraqs top Shia cleric Grand
2008. As a result, the com- Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who is re-
mission will no longer be re- Constitution writing process stand the public stance and vered by millions of Iraqis.
quired to set state a step forward. strike a balance on conict- Amid a major heat wave that
boundaries. The deal comes after a se- ing feedback responses, Ri- has seen temperatures top 50 de-
A Constitution with fed- ries of public consultations jal said. grees Celsius, protesters have
eralism and demarcation has held across the Himalayan Opposition parties have railed against the poor quality of
been ensured, Prime Minis- nation last month. long pushed for new prov- services, especially power outag-
ter Sushil Koirala wrote in a In some cases, the consul- inces to be created along es that leave Iraqis with only a
post on Twitter. I call on tations were marred by vio- lines that could favour his- few hours of government-sup-
everyone to not be stuck on lence, especially in the torically marginalised com- plied electricity per day.
minor disagreements and southern plains, which are munities like the Madhesis. But even with popular pressure
work to build and develop home to the Madhesi com- Other parties have attacked and Sistanis backing, the en- sitate parliamentary action. No quotas are enshrined in the Iraqis.
the country, Koirala said. munity, who expressed an- this model, calling it a threat trenched nature of corruption in The three vice-presidential constitution but the patronage Old and current graft cases
Information Minister Mi- ger about a lack of detail on to national unity. As a result Iraq and the fact that parties posts, which come with more system that prevails in Iraq should also be reopened under
nendra Rijal said that the where and how new internal of the negotiations, the num- across the political spectrum privileges than responsibilities, grants many government jobs ac- the supervision of a high commis-
agreement was reached last borders will be drawn. ber of provinces was reduced benet from it will make any ef- are held by former top officials cording to sect and party affil- sion for ghting corruption, Aba-
night and it has moved the We have tried to under- to six. AFP forts to change the system ex- Abadis predecessor and main ri- iation rather than merit. di said.
tremely difficult. val, Nuri al-Maliki, ex-parliament Abadi also said there should be Sistani called Friday for Abadi
One of the most drastic of the speaker Osama al-Nujai and for- a comprehensive and immediate to take drastic measures

Man charged after 8 found dead in Texas proposals outlined in an online

statement by Abadi was the call
for the elimination of the posts of
mer premier Iyad Allawi.
Maliki and Nujai said on Sun-
day that they supported the re-
reduction in the number of
guards for officials.
against corruption, saying that
the minor steps he had an-
nounced were not enough.
WASHINGTON: A man who en- custody after negotiators vice-president and deputy prime form drive, indicating that the Entire system is rotten He must be more daring and
gaged police in a stand-off at a Bodies of three adults convinced him to surrender. minister immediately. proposed changes may have been This has long been a problem, courageous in his reforms,
Texas home has been charged and five children were The relationship between The cabinet approved the re- made as part of a deal that they with some officials having mas- Ahmed al-Sa, a representative of
with capital murder after the found inside a the suspect and victims form plan on Sunday, Abadis of- endorsed. sive personal protection units, the reclusive Sistani, said in a ser-
bodies of ve children and wasnt immediately known. ce said, but changes such as I renew my support for the and others hiring less than the mon delivered in the shrine city
three adults were found in- Houston-area house Court records show that one abolishing the posts would appar- reforms that are needed, said allotted number and pocketing of Karbala.
side, U.S. media reported on capital murder count against ently require the constitution to Maliki, while Nujai announced the remainder of the allowance. But Abadis efforts face major
Sunday. Conley covers multiple be amended, which would neces- his support for and welcome of And he called for an end to challenges.
The eight bodies were urday (0200 GMT, Sunday), deaths. the decisions. special provisions for senior of- The entire system of govern-
found in the Houston-area
house after a welfare check
spokesman Thomas Gilliland Another capital murder
told the KHOU news channel. count is for a person under six
THE CONSTITUTION IS DECREPIT, Abadi also called for a major
overhaul of the way senior offi-
cials, both current and retired.
He did not specify what these
ment is rotten. The constitution
is decrepit, the legal framework is
was conducted on the prem- A man inside the house be- years of age. He was being THE POLITICAL CLASS IS UTTERLY cials are selected, saying that all were, but large salaries, govern- woefully inadequate and the po-
ises, the Harris County Sher-
iffs Office said in a statement.
gan shooting after deputies held on Sunday in the Harris
forced their way in. County Jail. Bond had not yet
CORRUPT AND INCOMPETENT party and sectarian quotas ment-provided vehicles and gen- litical class is utterly corrupt and
should be abolished, and the can- erous retirement benets have all incompetent, said Zaid al-Ali,
Deputies from the sheriffs The Sheriffs Office tweet- been set for him and an at- ZAID AL-ALI didates chosen by a committee long been bones of contention be- author of The Struggle For Iraqs
office were called to the resi- ed that the man, 49-year-old torney is not yet listed. AUTHOR OF 'THE STRUGGLE FOR IRAQS FUTURE' appointed by the premier. tween the authorities and average Future. AFP
dence at about 9 pm on Sat- David Conley, was taken into AFP

400 Kurds killed in two Taliban suicide bomber kills 29 Bring to book killers Israel arrests
two extremists
weeks in Turkish strikes KABUL: A suicide bomber in
Afghanistans northern Kun-
of blogger: U.N. chief in arson case
ANKARA: Nearly 400 members duz province has killed 29 Haroon Habib
of the outlawed Kurdistan
Workers Party (PKK) have U.S. F-16s to people, mainly members of il-
legal armed groups that have DHAKA: U.N. Secretary Gener-
JERUSALEM: Israel intensied
its crackdown on Jewish ex-
been killed and hundreds in- clashed with security forces alBan Ki-moon on Sunday tremists Sunday, jailing two
jured in two weeks of Turkish aid Turkey and the insurgents in the urged the Bangladesh govern- high-prole ultranationalist
airstrikes on positions in past, an Afghan official said ment to ensure that blogger- Israelis for six months with-
northern Iraq, the official in IS fight on Sunday. Niloy Chatterjees killers are out charge and arresting ad-
Anatolia news agency report- Taliban spokesman Zabi- brought to justice. ditional suspects in West
ed on Sunday. BRUSSELS: The United hullah Mujahid claimed re- In a statement,the Secre- Bank settlement outposts, se-
The report, which could States is sending half a sponsibility for the attack in tary General voiced concern curity authorities said.
not be independently veri- dozen F-16 warplanes to an email sent to media. over these gruesome crimes The crackdown comes after
ed, said at least four PKK Turkey to help oper- Heyatullah Amiri, district and their impact on the free- a deadly July 31 rebomb at-
leaders and 30 female rebel ations against the Islam- administrative chief of Khan dom of expression in Bangla- tack on a Palestinian home in
ghters were among the dead. ic State group, the U.S. Abad district, said a suicide desh. He called on the the West Bank that killed an
So far 390 terrorists have mission to NATO said bomber on foot targeted a government to bring those re- U.N. Secretary General 18-month-old boy and se-
on Sunday. meeting of criminal groups
A wounded Afghan receives treatment at a hospital sponsible to justice in an ex-
been rendered incapable of Ban Ki-moon has urged verely wounded his parents
causing harm and another Six U.S. Air Force late on Saturday. Twenty-ve in Kunduz on Sunday, after a Taliban attack in the peditious manner and and brother. The boys father
northern Afghan province. PHOTO: AFP Bangladesh for a speedy
400 have been injured, with F-16 Fighting Falcons of those killed were members ensure that citizens enjoy died of his wounds on Sat-
150 suffering serious inju- deploy to Incirlik Air of the armed groups, includ- freedom of expression and probe into the murder of urday.
ries, Anatolia said. Base, Turkey, to support ing four leaders, while the re- gents hanged a 27-year-old The insurgents accused the other human rights without blogger Niloy Chatterjee. Authorities called the ar-
The PKKs insurgency for the ght against ISIL, it maining four were civilians, mother of three after accus- three of spying, Frotan said. fear. FILE PHOTO son attack an act of Jewish
greater rights and powers for said, referring to a varia- he said. Amiri said 19 others ing her of having extramarital In the eastern Nangarhar The latest murder, the terrorism, and Israels Secu-
Turkey's Kurdish minority nt name for the jihadist were wounded, including 15 sex, said Nawid Frotan, province, a drone strike car- fourth since February, has al- Investigation, which has been rity Cabinet approved the use
began more than 30 years ago group AFP civilians spokesman for the provincial ried out by Afghan forces soreceived strong condem- assisting the probe of blogger of harsh measures to combat
and has left tens of thousands The Taliban have stepped governor. Frotan said she was killed 15 insurgents and nation from the United Avijit Roy murder,has ap- the trend, including adminis-
dead. up attacks across the country hanged from a tree before a wounded nine on Saturday, States, the United Kingdom. proached the Bangladesh- trative detention, which al-
said hundreds of families since U.S. and NATO forces public gathering early on Sat- said Hazrat Hussain Mashre- theEuropean Union. government with an offer to lows suspects to be held for
Hundreds flee IS have ed the Christian town shifted from a combat to a urday. qiwal, spokesman for the pro- help the investigation into lengthy periods without
On Saturday, Osama Ed- of Sadad toward the govern- support and training role at In a separate incident, Tali- vincial police chief. He said a FBI to assist probe Chatterjees murder. charge. The measure has been
ward, the director of the ment-held central city of the end of last year. ban insurgents beheaded two separate airstrike carried out Meanwhile, there is novis- mainly used against Palesti-
Christian Assyrian Network Homs and the capital, Da- In the northern Badakh- local policemen and a civilian by international forces killed ible progress in the probe. VENGEANCE IN BANGLADESH nians suspected of involve-
for Human Rights in Syria, mascus. AFP shan province, Taliban insur- in Badakhshan on Saturday. at least 10 insurgents. AP The U.S. Federal Bureau of | EDITORIAL ment in militant groups. AP

Hundreds mark
1 year of Ferguson
Japan PM rapped on A-bomb anniversary Typhoon
Soudelor kills
Probe into abuse of 280 Pak. children
police had registered criminal
TOKYO: Japan on Sunday
cases against the 15 suspects
police shooting marked the 70th anniversary
of the atomic bombing of Na-
The nationalist leader
is trying to revise the
14 in China under sodomy and extortion
charges in Ganda Singh village
FERGUSON, MO.: Several gasaki that claimed more than pacifist constitution BEIJING: Typhoon Soudelor in Kasur district, some 50
hundred people gathered in 74,000 lives, as Prime Minis- killed fourteen people in east-
ter Shinzo Abe came under and push through kilometres from here.
Ferguson, Missouri, on Sun- ern China after parts of the LAHORE: Pakistans Punjab Punjab Chief Minister
day to mark the anniversary re for his attempts to expand legislation to extend country were hit by the heavi- government on Sunday Shahbaz Sharif said a judicial
of the shooting death of an the militarys role. the militarys role est rains in a century, state announced setting up a judicial commission comprising judges
unarmed black teenager by a Bells tolled and tens of media reported on Sunday. commission to investigate the of superior court will be set up
white police officer that thousands of people, includ- Twelve of the casualties alleged sex abuse of 280 to investigate the matter. This
sparked protests and a na- ing ageing survivors and the Abe was criticised for fail- were reported in and around children in a village bordering case is being investigated from
tional debate on race and jus- relatives of victims, observed ing to mention the three prin- Wenzhou city, where down- India. Following the surfacing all aspects, Kasur Police chief
tice. a minutes silence at 11:02 am , ciples at a ceremony days pours caused mudslides and of the scandal early last month, Rai Babbar said. PTI
Some pushed children in the moment the bomb from a earlier in Hiroshima, alarm- several houses collapsed on
strollers as crowds of white, U.S. plane devastated the port ing atomic bomb survivors Saturday night, Xinhua news
black, old and young people city on August 9, 1945. particularly when the nation- People march to the Peace Memorial Park in agency said.
gathered at the spot in this Abe laid a wreath at the cer- alist leader is trying to push Nagasaki on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary Wencheng county saw Singapore marks Golden Jubilee
mostly black St. Louis suburb emony, attended by represen- through legislation to extend of the atomic bombing of the city. PHOTO: AFP downpours of 645 milli-
where Michael Brown, 18, tatives from 75 countries the militarys role. metres in 24 hours the display that paid tribute to the
was fatally shot on August 9, including US ambassador Nagasaki survivor Sumite- heaviest rains in 100 years late founding leader Lee Kuan
2014. Caroline Kennedy. ru Taniguchi, 86, lashed out at after the typhoon made land- Yew.
After 4-1/2 minutes of si- As the only country at-
tacked with an atomic bomb
Abes government for trying
to revise the pacist constitu-
Pope calls for global nuke ban fall on Saturday night, it said. Almost 250,000 spectators
lence to represent the rough- About 1.58 million people took part in the festivities from
ly 4-1/2 hours that Browns in war, I am renewing our de- tion, accusing it of returning VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis losers, the only way to win a in the city were affected by among the largest in the city
body lay in the middle of the termination to lead the global Japan to the situation before called for a global ban on war is not to ght it. the typhoon by Sunday after- state's history which will
street after he was shot, two effort for nuclear disarma- the end of World War II. nuclear weapons on Sunday He said the tragic noon, the agency said, esti- include some 2,000 marchers,
white doves were released. ment, to create a world with- The security bills which as he commemorated the bombings of Hiroshima and mating direct economic losses 50 military aircraft and 177
The crowd then started a out such weapons, Abe said the government is trying to 70th anniversary of the Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, at 4 billion yuan ($644 tanks and other security
silent march to honour in his speech. push through would jeopar- atomic bombing of 1945 constitute a perma- million). hardware.
Brown and others who have He promised that Japan dise our long-time movement Nagasaki. nent appeal to humanity to Billed as the biggest ty- SINGAPORE: Singapore on The procession, capped off by a
died at the hands of police. would continue to abide by its for nuclear abolition and Francis told the crowd in repudiate war for ever and phoon of the year earlier in Sunday marked 50 years since fireworks display, was the high
Rallies are planned in other long-held principles: not pro- hopes of hibakusha (atom- Saint Peters Square after to ban nuclear weapons and the week with winds of up to independence with nationwide point of a jubilee year largely
cities. Brown's shooting ducing, possessing or allowing bomb survivors), he said in a his weekly Angelus address all weapons of mass de- 230 kilometres (140 miles) an celebrations, including a huge choreographed and funded by
sparked months of protests. nuclear weapons on Japanese thin voice. I cannot tolerate that in war there are only struction. Reuters hour, Soudelor has since military parade and firework the government. AFP
Reuters territory. the bills. AFP weakened. AFP


Philips Healthcare plans to invest $60 m FPIs infuse Rs.2,200 cr in 5 sessions Huawei revamps offline mobile business
Philips Healthcare India plans to invest up to $60 million Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) have poured in Chinese telecom major Huawei on Sunday said it would strengthen
(over Rs.380 crore) in three to five years to double nearly Rs.2,200 crore in the capital markets in the its offline presence and capture 10 per cent share in the segment
manufacturing capacity of its Pune facility. PTI last five trading sessions. PTI with its Huawei series smartphones by mid-2016. PTI

SIMA demands
Recovery cycle has to be kick-started
level-playing field
for domestic
textile sector
NEW DELHI: Asserting that the
NetMeds goes pan-India by large infrastructural projects
Pradeesh Chandran The recovery cycle has to
be kick started by large in-
Swiss power and automation frastructural projects. Pres-
major ABB, which has signif- ently, only a few small
How is export business doing
for you?
We are growing for ex-
domestic textile industry is TIES UP WITH INDIA POST TO PROVIDE icant presence in India feels infrastructure projects are ports business as we are fo-
facing recession for the last 15
months, Southern India
DELIVERY SERVICES NATION-WIDE that the recovery in the Indi- happening wherein the ca-
an economy is slow. It also pacity utilization is low. For
cusing on it. We had won a
large order from Bangladesh.
Mills Association (SIMA) has Ramnath Subbu feels that the growth in 2015 capacity utilization to go up Exports have been down this
appealed to the Centre to take will remain challenging. we need some large infras- quarter and the reason is pri-

immediate steps to create a he online pharmacy space, which In an interaction with tructure projects. marily on account of delays
level-playing field for the attracted the attention of author- Pradeesh Chandran of The in some of the large projects
sector. ities in the recent past for the Hindu, Bazmi Husain, Ma- that they were not closed on
In the absence of a level- wrong reasons, is set to take off in a naging Director of ABB India INTERVIEW time. Our contribution from
playing field, due to higher big way in India with the prolifer- speaks about the plans. exports to overall revenue is
rates of duties for Indian tex- ation of mobile phones and apps. Edited excerpts: The govt has to play a large around 13-14 per cent.
tile products in various major Even as the Drug Controller role. Govt has taken mea-
international markets, higher General of India (DCGI) is setting How do you see the outlook sures in right direction You mentioned renewable
raw material cost, high cost of up a framework for online pharma- for your sectors? Is the whether they are adequate energy, can you elaborate on
funding and high transaction cies to operate in the country, Net- momentum back after the or not the recovery can only the opportunity?
cost, the industry is not in a, which has the requisite dip in the last quarters? tell us, so far we have not
position to achieve its poten- licenses in place, has launched the seen the recovery. Renewable energy is a
tial growth rate. first pan-India solution in the The index of industrial growing area and looks
Under these circumstanc- market. production has gone up. How is the current year promising. The solar indus-
es, it is very essential for the NetMeds last week launched its However, the signals that we looking for you? try in India is growing very
central government to come mobile app, which can be down- are getting from sectors and rapidly but its still not a big
out with a policy initiative to loaded on Android or iPhones and equipment that we provide Growth will be more or business. It is in infancy.
strengthen the competitive- has tied up with the governments for power, steel, cement and less compared to last few ABB is well positioned to tap
ness of the Indian textile in- India Post to provide delivery ser- other core sectors and are quarters. The year 2015 is the opportunity provided by
dustry, SIMA said. The vices nation-wide. not in a good direction. Our challenging for us. We do not the sector. We make almost
measures include making raw The app offers the entire cata- ILLUSTRATION: KANNAN SUNDAR transformers business has expect our traditional mar- everything a solar plant
material of both cotton and logue of more than 50,000 drugs gone down close to about 20 kets to revive in these quar- would need. We are the dom-
synthetic fibres available at a available to those with a valid pre- Drugs & Cosmetics Act has no gui- do not cater to emergencies or per cent decline year on year, ters. Sectors such as steel inant player in India in this
slightly lower or on par with scription and a smartphone. delines in place for e-pharmacies. acute care. Even internationally, big drop in motors business, and cement continue to face segment. More than a third
international price. While Indias Rs.85,000-crore The DCGI had then observed that mail order pharmacies follow a among others. Large infras- issues. Capacity utilisation of the solar energy generated
At a press meet on Satur- pharmaceutical industry is grow- the interest of small retailers similar model, he said. tructure projects are wit- in these two sectors has to go in India, goes through ABB
day, SIMA Chairman T. Raj- ing in double digits, Pradeep Dad- would be protected and existing NetMeds competitors include nessing slow growth. Most of up. In this current scenario equipments. In solar, we are
kumar also appealed for ha, CEO, NetMeds, told this supply chains would not be adver- mChemist and 1mg although our customers facilities are we are looking at other areas looking at three main pillars,
expediting free trade agree- correspondent that the online sely impacted by e-pharmacies. these are more metro-centric. On under-utilised. Sectoral out- like renewable energy, rail- they are generation, distri-
ments (FTAs) with all the ma- pharmacy industry could grow to The aim was to integrate e-phar- prospective competition, Mr. look is good and we are see- ways and also on exports for bution and storage.
jor textile importing 4-5 per cent of total industry reac- macy into the existing system, he Dadha said, Dadha Pharmaceu- ing certain areas growing growth. Looking at the rate
countries particularly China hing Rs.5,000 crore in the next five said. ticals have been in the business like the renewable. at which renewable energy is What are the prospects in
and EU and make the tariff years. On fears expressed by brick and for 100 years and one needs do- taking off we see some posi- solar the sector?
rate slightly lower or on par Some marketplaces were oper- mortar pharmacies and the opposi- main expertise. By when do you tives. It is very difficult
with other competing ating in violation of the provisions tion from bodies such as All India NetMeds launched Health foresee the to predict when re- Generating solar power is
nations. of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act and Organization of Chemists and Memo an app to electronically recovery? covery will happen. costlier than traditional and
He requested the Centre to not dispensing the drugs from a Druggists (AIOCD) on e-pharmacy, store patient records on the cloud I believe we can it is same in any parts of the
allocate Rs.6,500 crore to licensed premise which is why the Mr. Dadha said there was an ini- including X-rays, MRI scans etc. see the impact of world. Actually what we
clear all pending cases and issues cropped up recently, Mr. tial negative reaction from them and it will be soon integrated into recovery only af- need in India is change in
the existing committed liabil- Dadha said. but online pharmacies will only its app. It uses its in-house depot ter two to three policies and regulations.
ities of the Technology Up- This is why the DCGI is now for- support and supplement existing in Kerala for warehousing. quarters after ec- States like Gujarat, Maha-
gradation Fund Scheme mulating guidelines as the existing pharmacies and are a step towards NetMeds raised Rs.60 crore onomic recovery. rashtra, Karnataka and Ta-
(TUFS), and to announce Na- Access for All ensuring patients from promoters and Mape Ad- mil Nadu are very proactive
tional Textile Policy at the get medicines even in far-flung visory. In the medium-term, it on renewable energy, both
earliest. ONLINE PHARMACIES WILL SUPPORT areas. expects funding requirement of wind and solar. These states
Mr. Rajkumar also pitched
for early rollout of GST and
AND SUPPLEMENT EXISTING Our primary target is to cater to
chronic conditions such as dia-
Rs.200 crore, depending on the
traction the business generates.
have policies in place to pro-
mote renewable energy and
requested the government to PHARMACIES AND ARE A STEP TOWARDS betes, hypertension and choleste- It would be used towards market- distribution. We are working
bring textile products under
lowest rate of GST as the tex-
ACCESS FOR ALL rol control and
month-on-month medicines. We
provide ing, creation of depots and whole-
saler tie-ups.
all the time and innovating
to bring down the cost. Our
tile industry is low profit mar- India R&D facility in is the
gin industry. PTI largest centre globally.

Thomas Cook (India) grows MRPL posts

Rs.406 cr
through acquisitions profit in Q 1
Lalatendu Mishra transition opportunity. RaviPrasad Kamila
SOTC has a strong brand re-
MUMBAI: With seven acquisi- call, Mr. Menon said. MRPL Rs.81.95
tions in nine years, travel and Our acquisition of Kuoni The acquisition of Kuonis 85
travel related financial ser- HK business will give Tho-
vices firm Thomas Cook (In-
India gives us significant mas Cook (India) a foothold 80

dia) Ltd. (TCIL) is going synergies across our key in China as HK is considered 75

strong, especially after Pre- business lines of Chinas gateway. 70

am Wasta-led Canadian in- inbound, outbound, China is a significant out- 65
vestment firm Fairfax bound market and since we
Financial Holdings acquired business travel, MICE are not allowed to enter
May 11, 15 Aug 7, 15
majority control from the and domestic. (open base) China, Kuonis
U.K.s Thomas Cook Group MADHAVAN MENON, business in HK offers us a MANGALURU: Mangalore Refin-
in 2012. foothold to help us tap into ery and Petrochemicals Ltd.
Continuing the acquisition that market and from there (MRPL), a subsidiary of Oil
spree (five in three years) naging Director, Thomas we also foresee lot of poten- and Natural Gas Corporation
TCIL on Friday signed a de- Cook (India) told The Hindu. tial for Asia, Mr. Menon (ONGC), posted a profit of
finitive agreement with Swiss This acquisition is expect- added. Rs.405.90 crore, after provi-
firm Kuoni Group to acquire ed to help TCIL, essentially a Kuoni HK is a profitable sion of tax, in the first quarter
Kuonis travel businesses fragmented player in the business with growth of ap- of the current financial year
across India and Hong Kong travel industry, to strengthen proximately 40 per cent over against a loss of Rs.36.10
(HK) in entirety for Rs.535 its inbound and outbound the previous year and TCIL crore during the correspond-
crore. tour offerings and consoli- expects continued growth at ing period of the previous
In January this year, Kou- date its base in the market. over 25 per cent year on year. quarter.
ni had decided to exit tour In the past, the company Around 1,800 employees of Total income from oper-
operating business globally had in fact tried to scale up its Kuoni in these two jurisdic- ations (net) was lower at
including India and these two operations in these segments tions will be retained and Rs.11,316.67 crore against
deals are in line with that. but it was not so successful. TCIL will allow the respec- Rs.15,743.55 crore.
The inorganic growth Our acquisition of Kuoni tive management teams to Addressing presspersons
through acquisitions started India gives us significant syn- run the businesses separate- after the board meeting of
in 2006 when TCIL acquired ergies across our key busi- ly. The people strength at MRPL here on Sunday, D. K.
LKP Forex Ltd. to grow its ness lines of inbound, TCIL is 2,930. Sarraf, Chairman, MRPL, and
foreign exchange business. In outbound, business travel, We want to partner with also Chairman and Managing
the following year, it ac- MICE and domestic. the management teams of Director of ONGC, said: The
quired Travel Corporation Additionally, SOTC and Kuoni India and Kuoni HK increased profit is on account
(India) Ltd. In 2013, TCIL Sita, are highly respected and will give them full free- of increased margins in the
bought out Ikya Human Cap- brands which enjoy a strong dom to run and grow the products coming out of the
ital Solutions, which has been customer connect in the In- businesses. As per the policy secondary units in Phase-III
as renamed Quess Corp. dia and inbound markets re- of Fairfax, we will allow these units and also on account of
In 2014, Sterling Holidays spectively, Mr. Menon said. companies to run independ- increase in the gap between
was acquired while in 2015, The acquisition also gives ently. We firmly believe that the prices of crude oil and
the company took over Luxe TCIL an opportunity to un- since they know the business, those of refined products dur-
Asia Pvt Ltd, a destination dergo a name change as its they can run it well. Our fo- ing this quarter.
management company based licence to use the Thomas cus will be on governance and
in Sri Lanka and now Kuonis Cook brand name would ex- integration. Gross refining margin
two businesses in India and pire in 10 years. Culturally Thomas Cook He said that the companys
HK. In India, TCIL will ac- Since we will be allowed and Kuoni have lot of com- refining throughput was 3.89
quire Kuonis outbound and to use the Thomas Cook monality and both have Eu- million tonnes against 3.20
inbound businesses for brand till 2025, the acquisi- ropean orientation. So there million tonnes in the corre-
Rs.320 crore while in HK, it tion offers us a viable brand will be no problem in the in- sponding quarter of the pre-
will acquire the Swiss firms tegration, Mr. Menon said. vious year. The gross refining
outbound business for Rs.215 TCIL sees strong synergies margin (GRM) for the quarter
crore. in its business lines and its was posted at $6.62 a barrel
We expect the transaction intent is to leverage on each against $0.66 a barrel during
to close in the third quarter of others strengths to drive the corresponding quarter.
this year following grant of synergistic benefits for its He said that the company
regulatory approvals. A part stakeholders, company offi- started commercial produc-
of the benefit will be seen in cials said. The acquisition of tion of polypropylene from its
our FY16 balance sheet. It is Kuonis Indias travel oper- 440 KTPA (kilo tonnes per
an all cash deal. ations gives TCIL access to annum) polypropylene unit
While the Indian business their 21 owned offices and 85 from June 18, 2015. With this,
of Kuoni will be acquired franchisees. This will add to the companys Phase-III of
through internal ac- TCILs network of 232 refining expansion had been
cruals, the acquisi- locations including completed.
tion in HK will be 23 airports; 115 H. Kumar, Managing Di-
funded through a franchised out- rector, MRPL, was present.
mix of debt and lets, and 112 pre- The annual general meeting
equity, Madha- ferred sales of the company was held on
van Menon, Ma- agents. Saturday.


We aim to attract investments FINANCIAL SCENE

Capitalising banks
that can create lots of jobs not enough
C. R. L. Narasimhan
Most of the NPAs have been
K.T. Jagannathan and
G. Balachandar Sri City has a ready-mix of
infrastructure, educational
clusters for
investments in to continue their studies or support
their education as they hope jobs will
be there for them in the Sri City.
A few days before the scheduled
announcement of a credit policy
review by the RBI, the Union
caused by infrastructure
projects. These require a

t a time industrial units in Tamil Industrial units in Tamil Nadu are Also, various institutions have come Government announced an
Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are scout- institutions, hospitals and also seeing your SEZ as a potential up in the region to impart skills. A lot ambitious plan for recapitalising special package to come out
ing for a place free of controversies
to set up their factories, Sri City, a
logistics facilities. With these place for expansion. How are you
positioning yourself?
of social infrastructure has come up
in the region. Recently, the govern-
public sector banks (PSBs). That
most PSBs are woefully short of of the woods. Normal turns
private multi-product operational facilities, companies will be ment announced its plans to set up capital is well recognised. New in business cycles are not
SEZ (special economic zone) located
60 km from north of Chennai, has
able to start their operations The big advantage for Sri City is its an international school. Centre is
strategic location. Though we are lo- planning to upgrade Tirupathi air-
international standards for capital
adequacy, referred to as the Basel- going to help them.
emerged as an attractive destination in a short span of time cated in Seemandhra, our SEZ has port and network of roads. Two hos- III norms, take effect from end of
with its world-class infrastructure emerged as an attractive destination pitals Lifeline and Sankara 2017. Raising additional capital on A forced merger, however, has
and industry-friendly ambience. numbers inside the SEZ. Sri City for investors who want Nethrelaya - have been their own to meet those levels is invariably landed both the parties in
Since its launch in August 2008, the projects have also created jobs out- to house their oper- set up in Sri City. With simply not possible for most PSBs in a mess. Policy confusion in this area
SEZ has attracted manufacturing in- side the SEZ by way of component ations near Chennai. Sankara Nethrelaya, their present state. Besides, their is seen by the sharp u-turns the
vestments from a range of supplies and others. We have well- So, we are also comple- people in the region do very high levels of non-performing government has taken in providing
industries. diverse sectors from manufactur- menting Chennai or Ta- their eye check-ups or assets (NPAs) tieup their existing capital to the banks. As recently as
It is now focused on creating ing to food processing and high-tech mil Nadus industrial surgeries. Otherwise, capital through provisioning. This in April, the government had
world class social infrastructure in industries. Some of the units in our growth. Our strategic they have to travel all naturally restricts the ability of the decided to allocate relatively small
the SEZ. Ravindra Sannareddy, SEZ , though came primarily to cater location also helps the way to Chennai. PSBs to lend more. Obviously, banks sums out of its capitalisation budget
Co-founder and Managing Director to the domestic market, have also Chennai Port since Hospitals and schools will have to support the growth to banks on the basis of efficiency
of Sri City, spoke to The Hindu started exporting their products. All companies keen to lo- in Sri City serve the en- process. parameters, which, not surprisingly,
about this mega industrial park and our units are non-polluting ones. cate their units here to tire region. So, the so- Over the years, the government ruled out the bigger banks.
its future. Our SEZ is emerging as a hub for take advantage its proximity to ciety has benetted indirectly in a has been supporting the Improve your performance and
Excerpts: medium and large scale industries, Chennai Port. However, for a SEZ big way. After hospitals and schools, capitalisation programme through qualify for our money, the
such as automotive, aerospace, elec- like ours, it is a Government of India we are now building housing the budget. For the current year, the government seemed to suggest.
Where does Sri City stand now in tronics, technology, logistics & ware- cleared project, and there are no colonies. budget has provided a measly The recent approach reverses the
terms of attracting industrial housing, biotech/pharma, education state boundaries. Rs.7,940 crore but not even half way policy direction only a fth of the
investments? & training, IT/BPO, sporting equip- Have you also taken up skill through the nancial year, the NDA much larger capitalisation budget
ment , food processing and FMCG. Your model was a successful one as development initiatives since it is a government has had a major would be linked to the banks
The SEZ is home for about 106 We have a very high share of food you created such a large park backward area? rethink. performance. That might enable
companies from about 26 different processing units in our SEZ. Im- without much of controversies. How The latest plan is to pump in them to do a holding operation but
countries with proposed invest- pressed with our record in attracting did it click? There are several initiatives hap- Rs.70,000 crore over four years in a not expand their loan books
ments of about Rs.20,000 crore. investments in the sector, the Union pening. As a developer initiative, Sri staggered manner Rs.25,000 signicantly. (For a few of them, it
Once the ongoing projects such as Food Processing Minister Harsimrat As a son of the soil, we knew the City has taken up a skill development crore during this year (2015-16) and might be a blessing not being able to
Isuzu and Cadbury get completed, Kaur visited our SEZ to look at the demographics. It was a notied back- programme in the nearby clusters by a similar amount next year. During lend, however ludicrous that idea
the total jobs will be about 18,500. facilities and projects. She compli- ward area. People were not depend- setting up a skill development centre the two years beginning 2017-18, might sound. But that is a different
Presently, there are about 8,000 di- mented our work and described Sri ent on agriculture. The area at Tada. There are also State- and PSBs will get Rs.20,000 crore. The story).
rect factory workers and about 2,000 City is one of the best investments consisted of 70 per cent dry land and Central-level initiatives. Recently, a sharp tapering off of government
indirect workers such as house- destinations. 30 per cent wet land that had only government official visited and dis- support is most probably based on Bank reforms
keeping and other support staff. Be- rain-fed single crops. There were no cussed the possibilities of imparting the calculation that the PSBs having For most commentators and
sides, there are 5,000-6,000 con- Post-separation of Andhra Pradesh irrigation facilities. In the farthest vocational training at the level 11th been given a helping hand will take governments, the favourite
struction workers. These are the state, has anything changed for your corner of the state, the region and and 12th standards level. There is care of themselves. That is a bold prescription for banks to get back to
SEZ? the people were craving for jobs and need for workers, and there is but not exactly a new proposition. health and be able to raise their own
opportunities as there was hardly enough population. But they have to But more than previous years, the capital is for them to espouse
Traditionally, Andhra Pradesh any industrial unit. So, we chose this be trained on necessary skills. It is favourable outcome of capital reforms. As far back as the early
had only a few industrial hubs industrially-backward area and de- happening at three levels corpo- infusions will depend upon how 1990s, the Narasimham Committees
Hyderabad, some pockets of veloped it step-by-step. Over these rate, developer and government. quickly the PSBs adapt themselves 1 and 2 drew an outline of such
Vijayawada and Visakha- years, with investments in Sri City, to an environment marked by reforms, to which many others
patnam. These were the the region has transformed into a What lies ahead for Sri City? reforms. supplemented. Some of these, such
well-known clusters for bustling one, while enjoying local Two important points here (a) the as new accounting norms, paved the
industrial investments support due to job creation and over- Sri City today has a ready mix of revised allocation for public sector way for truer and more transparent
and jobs. Since Hyde- all improvements. Even in job cre- infrastructure, educational institu- bank capitalisation for this year (at bank balance sheets. But a core
rabad has gone with ation too, we have a well balanced tions, hospitals and logistics facili- Rs.25000 crore) is nearly thrice recommendation to spur
the state of Telanga- mix. ties and with such plug-and-ply what was proposed initially. That consolidation, thereby getting
na, Sri City, with its No industry can start the oper- facilities, companies can start their shows how deep the capital around the problem of capital
plug-and-play in- ations only with locals, just-trained operations within a short period of requirements of PSBs are. (b) The inadequacy, has remained on the
frastructure, has or semi-skilled people. While com- time. second related point is that an drawing board.
emerged as one of the panies in Sri City would employ lo- We think we have industrial space allocation of Rs.70,000 crore over More than a quarter century later,
key industrial destina- cals on the shop-oor and other for 300-500 factories. If most of the four years looks impressive. Banks, PSBs are still battling with the
tions for the Seemand- related jobs, they would look for ex- future investments ow in small and while welcoming the package, say problem of wrong perceptions about
hra state. Since Andhra perienced and more skilled people medium segments, we can accom- that the requirements are much them. That in fact is the real
Pradesh, under the dy- for other functions. As per our latest modate up to 500 units. But, if larger higher more like twice the stumbling block to among other
namic leadership of estimates, about 30 per cent of jobs investments such as Isuzu and Cad- amount (Rs.1,40,000 crore).The things raising capital. For many
Chandrababu Naidu, has in Sri City have gone to local people bury come, we can house about up government appears to have arrived reasons, the government will not let
embarked on a massive and another 30 per cent to neigh- 300 units. at a similar gure after taking into go its majority ownership in PSBs. It
exercise to build the state bouring places in Seemandhra. Ta- We are presently one third or 40 account prots generated internally. will not permit its shareholding to
L. BALAMURUGAN with large industrial in- mil Nadu, other states and per cent level in terms of occupation. The governments approach to fall below 52 per cent.
vestments, Sri City, though expatriates account for the rest. When it is fully occupied, we project bank capitalisation has been Various expert groups have
it is a private SEZ, is about 100,000 jobs being created by ambivalent, to say the least. All suggested ways of getting around
getting fea- What has been the social impact of our SEZ. governments have talked of this. The P. J. Nayak Committee
tured in Sri City? We expect to attract more invest- encouraging consolidation among suggested creation of an investment
states ments from electronics and garment PSBs. This has been a highly trust or holding company to which
list No industrial cluster can thrive units in the future. These are large theoretical proposition, especially governments shares will be vested.
of without the support of the local com- job creation sectors i.e. companies because of the governments The Committee was asked to
munity. We enjoy such support by like Foxconn is able to create jobs for assurance that bank consolidation recommend measures to improve
creation of jobs and providing neces- about 5,000 people with 5 acres of will not be dictated to by the governance in the PSBs.
sary facilities. So, the rst impact of industrial space versus some other government but be market-driven. The question remains: Is
Sri City SEZ is on the employment industries that create just about 40 Nobody, except the self-serving government ownership a health or
generation side. jobs with 10-acres of space. bank heads, believe that a market- hindrance in raising capital by
The drop-out levels have come driven merger is possible given the banks?
down. Aspirations levels have gone present state of most PSBs.
up. Parents are asking their children and

SEEING IS BELIEVING Farmers use friendly insects to boost profit Oilmeal exports sharply down
A new approach to rice cultivation E xports of oilmeal declined
sharply by 86 per cent to 18,410
tonnes in July 2015 from 1.32 lakh
tonnes in the same period of the
Population of friendly insects tional Food Security Mission. During
2014-15, ATMA was roped in for a
previous year. The decline was
mainly due to a record fall in
is so high that there has been Farmer Field School for the second shipment of soyameal, according to
no incidence of pest outbreak crop season 2015.
C.K. Peethambaran, former direc-
industry body Solvent Extractors
Association. High prices of soyabean
tor of Research, Kerala Agricultural resulted in a sharp drop in crushing
K. A. Martin University, specialised in surveil- of oilseeds by mills. Also, South Asian importer of Indian oilmeals. During
lance-based plant disease manage- countries reduced their purchases. April-July 2015, South Korea

small group of farmers inKuruvai- ment, said that presence of friendly Exports of soybean meal stood at imported 3.06 lakh tonnes of
village, near Vadakkencherry in Ker- insects are overlooked in conven- 18,017 tonnes in April; 14,046 tonnes oilmeals, Thailand 13,558 tonnes,
alas Palakkad district, has tional cultivation. TheKuruvaiexpe- in May; 2,098 tonnes in June; and Vietnam 95,972 tonnes and Taiwan
demonstrated that rice can be culti- riment succeeded because friendly just 928 tonnes in July 2015. 19,671 tonnes. Iran imported 9,050
vated without chemical pesticides insects were used to ght pests, he The capacity utilisation is at the tonnes of oilmeals during April-July
and see the yield and prot rise management, a concept being pro- The farmers also overcame peren- said. Normally, pest attacks were lowest, and many plants are closing 2015, a decline of 92 per cent, as
substantially. moted now by the National Institute nial shortage and high cost of labour countered with chemical pesticides, down due to disparity in crushing compared to 1.12 lakh tonnes last
Seeing is believing, says K.V. of Plant Health Management, by using a mechanised planter and which rst killed the friendly insects. and exports, the association said. year. Exports of rapeseed meal fell 90
Usha, Director, Agricultural Tech- Hyderabad. harvester operated by a farm work- Kuruvaifarmers learnt the skill of During April-July, exports of per cent to 8,645 tonnes. Soymeal
nology Management Agency (AT- Decisions on crop management force called the labour army or- reading the pest-defender ratio and oilmeals declined by 35 per cent to shipments dropped 86 per cent to a
MA), Department of Agriculture, were taken after weekly evaluations thozhil sena. realised that there was no need to 4.92 lakh tonnes from 7.58 lakh record low of 928 tonnes, the
about theKuruvaiexperiment, of the presence of pests and defend- The farmers have deployed the apply pesticides if the defenders tonnes in the corresponding period association said.
which involved nearly a hundred ers, health of plants, soil condition same method for the rst crop sea- were enough to contain the pests. last year. South Korea is a major S. Varadharajan
families with holdings ranging be- and climatic factors. The farmers, on son this year. The population of The farmers took a collective deci-
tween 0.4 and 1.5 acres. weekly eld visits, meticulously re- friendly insects is so high that there sion not to use chemical pesticides.
They cultivated paddy as their sur-
vival crop for long, using traditional
corded everything from the weather
condition to presence of live rodent
has been no incidence of pest out-
break so far, said an official. The
Pheromone traps and inundative re-
lease of egg parasitiodes were used to Move to beef up agricultural
knowledge. But cultivation often burrows in the elds. farmers applied the same methodol- ght yellow stem borers. Tricho-
failed. Some were forced to switch to The average yield rose to 5,500 kg ogy for cultivation of vegetables and gramma chilonis was used against market infrastructure
cash crops and the others to tapioca per hectare, an increase of 30 per it was found that friendly insects and leaf folders. Flame torches placed on deployed in 585 selected regulated
and banana, which saw acreage un-
der paddy shrink from 33 hectares to
18 hectares in a decade.
cent over the previous level of 4,250
kg.Farmers spent Rs.47,785 per hec-
tare from which the yields were
bio-controls were enough to protect
the plants. They have spun their suc-
cess with pesticide-free cultivation
bunds towards the dusks during the
cultivation period helped ght rice
bugs. Spraying of sh amino acid
I n order to create an integrated
agricultural market at national
level, the Government has
wholesale markets in States across
the country.
Department of Agriculture and
A spell of hope came as paddy pro- 5,500 kg of paddy and 3,000 kg of to a substantial business by opening from sardine and jaggery distracted formulated a Central Sector Scheme Co-operation (DAC) will meet
curement price was raised to Rs.19 a straw. They earned a prot of a shop in Vadakkencherry, where rice bugs. As a result pests never for Promotion of National expenses on software and its
kg by Kerala Government. But labour Rs.74,715 per hectare. Besides, the produces from Kuruvai elds sold came to the economic injury level, Agriculture Market through Agri- customisation for the States, and, in
cost rose. Pest attacks forced farmers Department of Agriculture paid a using the tag safe-to-eat. said Ms. Usha. Tech Infrastructure Fund (ATIF) to addition, will also give grant as a
to use heavy doses of chemical pesti- subsidy of Rs.11,500 per hectare. The farmers owe their success to For more details, contact: farmer be implemented with a budgetary one-time xed cost subject to a
cides. Added to the prots was the fact the initiative by the Krishi Bhavan, Santhakumar 09037966827; Dr. outlay of Rs.200 crore during 2015-16 ceiling of Rs.30 lakh per mandi for
But during the second crop season that the new pest management Vadakkencherry, under the Depart- Peethambaran 09447014973; Bi- to 2017-18. related hardware, including
(Mundakan), starting October 2015, method helped avoid four to ve ment of Agriculture, which adopted mal Ghosh 08281155012; K.V. Usha Under the scheme, an appropriate equipment/infrastructure.
the farmers, under the guidance of rounds of pesticide sprays, which the rice paddy collective during 08281155007. common e-market platform would be P. Narasimhan
ATMA, adopted pest surveillance cost them between Rs.4,000 to 2013-14 for mechanisation and re-
and agro-ecology-based plant health Rs.5,000 per hectare. duction of pesticide use under Na- For more:

SPORT | 17


Abhijeet Gupta
Saina, Srikanth spearhead Field Commander fancied

Lin Chen HYDERABAD: Field Commander runs (1) A. K. Pawar 54.5. promise (7) B. Dileep 56, 5. Proud
with a good chance in the first division 1. Malakeye Ziba, 2. Shivalik Bird, Image (4) Sai Kumar 55.5, 6. Great

the Indian challenge

AL AIN (UAE): Grandmaster and of the Grand Entry Plate (1,400m), the 3. The Healer Warrior (6) C. S. Vikrant 54.5, 7. Sto-
Commonwealth champion Ab- feature event of the races to be held len Date (3) R. Vaibhav 54, 8. Equal-
4 GRAND ENTRY PLATE (Div. izer (9) Md. Sameeruddin 52.5, 9.
hijeet Gupta crashed through here on Monday (Aug. 10).
I), (1,400m), 5-y-o & over, rated upto Allianz Arena (8) S. S. Tanwar 51.5
the solid defences of Lin Chen 1 REGENCY CUP (1,600m), 3- 75 (Cat. II), 3-00: 1. Ocean Side (9) and 10. Macintosh (2) A. S. Pawar
of China in 57 moves to join the y-o & over, rated upto 50 (Cat. III), Deepak Singh 62, 2. Fair And Squre 50.5.
leaders pack after the seventh 1-25 p.m.: 1. Dear Friend (3) B. Dileep (1) N. S. Rathore 60, 3. Prince Of 1. Santa Monica, 2. Equalizer, 3.
round of Asian continental 60.5, 2. Ice Crystal (1) Aneel 58.5, 3. Arabia (11) Kiran Naidu 58.5, 4. Vi- Laurel Canyon
Khalis Gold (5) K. Mukesh Kumar jays Splendour (3) S. S. Tanwar 57.5,
chess championship here. JAKARTA: Saina Nehwal and K. 56.5, 4. Pinky (6) Sai Kumar 55.5, 5. 5. Glorious View (8) Vivek 55.5, 6. 7 TENACITY CUP (1,200m), 4-
Gupta now shares the lead Srikanth will be at the forefront Team Motto (2) N. S. Rathore 51.5 Field Commander (5) I. Chisty 55, 7. y-o & over, rated upto 50 (Cat. III),
with Surya Shekhar Ganguly as a strong Indian badminton and 6. Bon Ton (4) A. K. Pawar 50.5. Kohinoor Thunder (4) Kunal Bunde 4-30: 1. Kimono (1) N. S. Rathore 60,
1. Ice Crystal, 2. Bon Ton 54, 8. Chocolate Soldier (6) G. Na- 2. Nano Dame (3) K. Mukesh Kumar
and A.R. Salem Saleh of UAE on contingent looks to create a resh 53.5, 9. Sarvagnya (2) Ajeeth 60, 3. Shatakshi (4) P. Gaddam 60, 4.
5.5 points. While Ganguly flutter at the World Champion- 2 DECCAN QUEEN PLATE (Div. Kumar 52.5, 10. Graceland (7) C. S. Bold Attack (9) G. Naresh 59, 5. Des-
played out an easy draw as ships, starting here on Monday. I), (1,100m), maiden 3-y-o only Vikrant 51 and 11. Sterling Finish ert Bloom (5) Chary 55.5, 6. Golden
(Terms), 1-55: 1. Dublin (10) N. Ra- (10) Akshay Kumar 50. Phoenix (2) Kiran Naidu 55, 7. Gol-
white against top seed Le It is for the first time that wal 56, 2. Karromshade (8) Vivek 56, die (10) R. Vaibhav 55, 8. Italian Cy-
1. Field Commander, 2. Kohinoor
Quang Liem of Vietnam, Salem India will have two players in 3. Professor (7) Chary 56, 4. Zensa- Thunder, 3. Prince Of Arabia press (6) Akshay Kumar 55, 9. Vijay
Saleh rose back in reckoning the top five Saina (World No. tional (5) S. Sreekant 56, 5. Angel Vaibhav (8) A. S. Pawar 53, 10. Hun-
Bell (4) K. Mukesh Kumar 54.5, 6. 5 TREASURE WIND PLATE ters Pride (7) N. Rawal 51.5 and 11.
defeating Indian national 2 in womens singles) and Sri- Arudra (11) Ajeeth Kumar 51.
Golden Angel (2) Aneel 54.5, 7. Lady (1,100m), 5-y-o & over, which have
champion S.P. Sethuraman. kanth (World No. 3 in mens Of The Turf (9) Kiran Naidu 54.5, 8. not won more than one race, rated 1. Nano Dame, 2. Kimono, 3. Hun-
Important results (Indians unless singles) as they lead the big- Masti (1) P. S. Chouhan 54.5, 9. Mat- upto 50 (Cat. III), 3-30: 1. Olympic ters Pride
specified): Seventh round: Surya gest Indian contingent at the ica (6) Akshay Kumar 54.5 and 10. Gold (6) A M Tograllu 62.5, 2. Spirit-
Picture Perfect (3) A M Tograllu ed (8) Chary 59.5, 3. Ek Ek Ek (-) (-) 8 BLUE WAVE PLATE (1,400m),
Shekhar Ganguly (5.5) drew with (d/w) Championship. 54.5. 57, 4. Kintyre Princess (5) Ajeeth 3-y-o & over, rated upto 50 (Cat. III),
Le Quang Liem (Vie, 5); Abhijeet Gup- It was young P. V. Sindhu, 1. Masti, 2. Karromshade, 3. Pic- Kumar 56, 5. Mount Titlis (7) P. Gad- 5-05: 1. King Of Pop (8) Deep Shank-
ta (5.5) bt Lin Chen (Chn, 5); Zhou who clinched the bronze medal ture Perfect dam 56, 6. Squanderers Square (1) er 60, 2. Manogamini (6) I. Chisty 60,
Md. Sameeruddin 56, 7. Sonic (3) Sai 3. Azarenka (1) P. Trevor 58.5, 4. Vi-
Jianchao (Chn, 5) d/w Vidit Santosh twice in 2013 and 2014 editions 3 DECCAN QUEEN PLATE (Div. jays Delight (5) P. S. Chouhan 57.5, 5.
Kumar 55, 8. Fenway Court (4) A. K.
Gujrathi (5); A.R. Salem Saleh (Uae, after womens doubles pair of II), (1,100m), maiden 3-y-o only Pawar 54.5 and 9. Well Wisher (2) Major Dundee (7) A. S. Pawar 56.5, 6.
5.5) bt S.P. Sethuraman (4.5); Nguyen G. Jwala and Ashwini Ponnap- (Terms), 2-25: 1. Golden Desire (4) Ravinder Singh 51. Captain General (2) R. Vaibhav 53.5,
Ngoc Truong Son (Vie, 5) bt Jahongir pa ended Indias 28-year-old Aneel 56, 2. Onk Onk Onk (10) Sai 1. Kintyre Princess, 2. Olympic 7. Kohinoor Valour (4) S. Sreekant
Kumar 56, 3. The Healer (9) Kuldeep Gold, 3. Spirited 53.5 and 8. Ice Cave (3) N. S. Rathore
Vakhidov (Uzb, 4); Krishnan Sasikiran Singh 56, 4. Aakash Vani (2) Ajeeth 51.
(5) bt Darini Pouria (Iri, 4); Deep Sen-
gupta (5) bt Tabatabaei M. Amin (Iri,
BADMINTON Kumar 54.5, 5. Double Charter (5) R.
Vaibhav 54.5, 6. Exclusive Theodora
II), (1,400m), 5-y-o & over, rated up-
1. Vijays Delight, 2. Azarenka, 3.
Captain General
4); D. Harika (4.5) d/w Koneru Humpy
(4.5); Abhijit Kunte (4.5) d/w M.R. La-
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (7) Chary 54.5, 7. Malakeye Ziba (6)
Akshay Kumar 54.5, 8. Nelly (3) S.
to 75 (Cat. II), 4-00: 1. Santa Monica
(5) Deepak Singh 62, 2. Laurel Ca-
Days best: Ice Crystal
Double: Masti Kintyre Princess
Sreekant 54.5, 9. Shivalik Bird (8) P. nyon (1) Kiran Naidu 58.5, 3. Racing Jkt: 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8; Tr (i): 1, 2 & 3; (ii): 3,
lith Babu (4); Idani Pouya (4.5) bt Ma- medal drought at the World S. Chouhan 54.5 and 10. South Lake Tycoon (10) S. Sreekant 58, 4. Com- 4 & 5 (iii): 6, 7 & 8; Tla: all races.
rat Dzhumaev (Uzb, 3.5); Gao Rui Championships in 2011. They
(Chn, 4) d/w Debashis Das (4); V. will also be in action at the
Vishnu Prasanna (4) d/w Lou Yiping
(Chn, 4); P. Karthikeyan (4.5) bt
Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy (Vie, 3.5);
prestigious tournament, which
will be held at the Gelora Bung
Karno stadium.
Parushram wins Anderson
Sandipan Chanda (4) bt Xu Yi (Chn, A medal at the World meet
main event recalled
3); Parham Maghsoodloo (Iri, 4) bt has so far eluded Olympic
G.N. Gopal (3); S. Nitin (3.5) d/w Gun- bronze medallist Saina, who NOTTINGHAM: James Anderson
HYDERABAD: M/s. P. Prabhakar Red- 5-1/2, 1, 5-1/4. 2m 08.64s. Rs. 23 (w), 8,
davaa Bayarsaikhan (Mgl, 3.5); Saiyn has not progressed beyond the 10, 12 (p), SHP: Rs. 32, FP: Rs. 513, Q: could yet feature in the Ashes
dy, Rama Seshu Eyunni and D. Netto
Zhanat (Kaz, 4) bt S.L. Narayanan (3); quarterfinals five times, while owned Parushram (A.M.Tograllu up) Rs. 225, Tanala: Rs. 3021. Favourite: series finale after being includ-
M.R. Venkatesh (3.5) bt Mahmood for Srikanth it is just his second won the Wanaparthy Cup, the main Upon A Star. Owner: Mr. N. Adil Mir- ed in a 14-man England squad
event of the races held here on Sun- za. Trainer: Laxman Singh. named on Sunday for this
Lodhi (Pak, 2.5); K. Rathnakaran (3) bt World Championship. day. The winner is trained by D. Netto 4. DIVINE DREAMS PLATE
Xu Xiangyu (Chn, 2.5). Saina has got a bye and will (1,200m), 3-y-o only, rated upto 50: months fifth Test against Aus-
1. DECCAN STAR PLATE tralia at The Oval.
Women: Mitra Hejazipour (Iri, 5) start her campaign in the sec- (1,600m), Cat. II, maiden 3-y-o only Time For Fun (B. Dileep) 1, Chal
Dhannu Chal (Imran Chisty) 2, Island Anderson, Englands all-time
lost to (l/t) S. Vijayalakshmi (6); Shenond round, taking on the win- (Terms): Special Harmony (Kul-
Bird (Deepak Singh) 3, Tinsel Town
Yang (Chn, 5.5) bt Aulia Medina War- ner of the match between Hong deep Singh) 1, Beau Sabreur (R. Vaib-
(Aneel) 4. 2-1/4, 3/4, 1-1/2. 1m 13.84s. leading Test wicket-taker, had
hav) 2, Silvassa (A.M. Tograllu) 3, to miss the fourth match of the
da (Ina, 4.5); Dinara Saduakassova Kongs Cheung Ngan Yi and Bharat Princess (P. Sai Kumar) 4. Fair Rs. 10 (w), 5, 5, 8 (p), SHP: Rs. 16, FP:
(Kaz, 5.5) bt Lei Tingjie (Chn, 4.5); Kati Tolmoff of Estonia. Fax. 1-3/4, 1, 1-1/2. 1m 43.08s. Rs. 7 Rs. 18, Q: Rs. 10, Tanala: Rs. 21. Favou- series at Trent Bridge with a
(w), 5, 8, 6 (p), SHP: Rs. 16, FP: Rs. 21, rite: Time For Fun. Owner: Mr. M. side strain suffered during the
Atousa Pourkashiyan (Iri, 4.5) l/t Mary Second seed Saina, who won Narayanan. Trainer: K. Satheesh.
Ann Gomes (5.5); Soumya Swami- the Syed Modi GPG and India Q: Rs. 17, Tanala: Rs. 25. Favourite: teams eight-wicket win in the
Special Harmony. Owners: M/s. Vijay 5. WANAPARTHY CUP
nathan (5) bt Sarasadat Khademal- Super Series this season, is like- Racing & Farms Private Limited rep- (2,000m), Cat. II, 4-y-o & over, rated third Test at Edgbaston.
sharieh (Iri, 4); Pratyusha Bodda (5) btly to take on 14th seed Sayaka resented by M/s. Vijay Kumar Gupta upto 75: Parushram (A. M. Tograllu) James Anderson is contin-
& Susheel Kumar Gupta. Trainer: Lax- 1, Silver Passion (Aneel) 2, Jerrell (R.
Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (Vie, 4); Pad- Takahashi of Japan in the pre- Vaibhav) 3, Star Player (N.S. Rathore) uing to improve and, with 10
man Singh.
mini Rout (4.5) bt Minoo Asgarizadeh quarterfinals. If she crosses the 4. 6-1/4, 1/2, 1-1/2. 2m 07.45s. Rs. 8 days to go before the Test, may
2. DASHMESH STUD PLATE (w), 6, 9, 16 (p), SHP: Rs. 21, FP: Rs. 24, be able to play a part at the Oval
(Iri, 3.5); Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Vie, hurdle, it is likely to be a battle (D. I), (1,100m), Cat. II, 3-y-o & over,
PLAYER TO WATCH: World No. 3 K. Srikanth will be competing in just his Q: Rs. 18, Tanala: Rs. 327. Favourite:
4) d/w Eesha Karavade (4); Zhai Mo against formidable sixth seed rated upto 75: Camborne (C.S. Vik- Parushram. Owners: M/s. P. Prabha- although, with the series
(Chn, 4.5) bt Bhakti Kulkarni (3.5); Wang Yihan of China. second World Championship. PHOTO: PTI rant) 1, Rock Heights (Akshay Kumar) kar Reddy, Rama Seshu Eyunni & D. won, we will not be taking any
Tania Sachdev (4) d/w Madina Dav- The draw is really tough 2, Symbol Of Glory (K. Mukesh Ku- Netto Trainer: D. Netto. chances given the cricket we
mar) 2, Crown Royal (S.S. Tanwar) 4. 6. DASHMESH STUD PLATE
letbayeva (Kaz, 4); Nisha Mohota (3.5) with Sayaka Takahashi and 4-3/4, 1, 1-1/4. 1m 07.47s. Rs. 18 (w), 7, have in the coming months,
(D. II), (1,100m), Cat. II, 3-y-o & over,
l/t Zhang Xiaowen (Chn, 4.5). PTI Wang Yihan both in my half. Super Series, will face Michael My training was good. Gopi Championships in China in 7, 5 (p), SHP: Rs. 19, FP: Rs. 111, Q: Rs. rated upto 75: Mighty Swing (N. S. England national selector
They are very strong players, so Fariman of Australia in the first Sir was happy with the way I 2013, said. 39, Tanala: Rs. 213. Favourite: Symbol Rathore) 1, Celestial Fire (N. Rawal) 2, James Whitaker said in a state-
round. Of Glory. Owners: M/s. M. Praveen Rois Cruise (Akshay Kumar) 3, Numi- ment.
lets see how it will be for me in was playing, so thats a good Indonesian Masters Grand
Kunal Anand this tournament. I hope I do Commonwealth Games thing. I believe that I am play-
ing my best badminton. Its all
Prix Gold winner H. S. Prannoy,
Kumar, M. Prashant Kumar & V. Na-
rendar Reddy. Trainer: L. DSilva.
nous (S. Sreekant) 4. Hd, 1, 2. 1m
07.38s. Rs. 34 (w), 7, 9, 8 (p), SHP: Rs. The squad: Adam Lyth, Alastair
well this time, the 25-year-old champion P. Kashyap, seeded seeded 11th, who was out of ac- 3. RAVE REVIEW CUP 30, FP: Rs. 417, Q: Rs. 180, Tanala: Rs. Cook (capt.), Ian Bell, Joe Root, Jon-
in main draw said.
In the mens singles, Sri-
10th, is also brimming with
confidence and will square up
about implementing it on
court. Lets see how I play,
tion because of a foot injury,
will make a comeback at the
(2,000m), Cat. III, 4-y-o & over, rated
upto 50: Meheran (Kuldeep Singh) 1,
970. Favourite: Pegasus. Owner: Mr.
M. Narayanan. Trainer: K. Satheesh.
ny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler
(wk), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark
Golden Flash (N. Rawal) 2, Rumaiya Treble (i): Rs. 402 (98 tkts.), (ii): Rs.
NEW DELHI: Kunal Anand out- kanth, who won two titles this against Erik Meijs of The Kashyap, who reached the event with a match against Alex Vastavaiya (Abhishek S. Pawar) 3, 63 (913 tkts.); Consolation: Rs. 292 Wood, Steven Finn, James Anderson,
played Suphawit Sae-Oui of season at Swiss Open and India Netherlands. quarterfinals of the World Yuwan Tjong of Brazil. PTI Cloud Dancer (Md. Sameeruddin) 4. (339 tkts.); Jackpot: Rs. 4371 (53 tkts.). Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid. AFP
Thailand 6-2, 6-2 in the second
and final qualifying round of
the $15,000 ITF mens Futures CRICKET
tennis tournament in Bangkok, Australia to England enjoys swinging Team allowed
Thailand, on Sunday.
Aditya Deswal also made it to
the main draw by beating com-
patriot Rishab Agarwal in the
Root on top of the world review Ashes
time in Ashes to score
unopposed goal
third set tie-break. The two NOTTINGHAM: Joe Root has re- form and the absence at Trent NOTTINGHAM: One of the great Rogers is something of a
qualifiers joined Sriram Balaji, placed Steven Smith as the Bridge of the injured James An- SYDNEY: Cricket Australia chief traditional challenges of throw back as a batsman in LONDON: Doncaster Rovers al-
Sidharth Rawat, Kaza Vinayak worlds No. 1 ranked batsman derson has seen the Lancashire James Sutherland said on Sun- playing cricket in England is that he accepts there will be lowed Bury to walk in an equa-
Sharma, Mohit Mayur and in Test cricket after playing a paceman drop to third in the day there would be a review of batting against the swinging times when he has to absorb lising goal unopposed in the
Vishnu Vardhan in the main key role in England regaining ICC standings, still headed by the teams disappointing and seaming ball. pressure and battle hard to English third-tier match after
draw. the Ashes. South Africa fast bowler Dale Ashes loss to England as he It was a challenge that Aus- keep his wicket intact. it had unintentionally taken
The 24-year-old Yorkshire- Steyn. paid tribute to retiring captain tralias top-order batsmen Before the series both the lead itself.
INDIANS ABROAD man struck a superb 130, his Australia fast bowler Mitch- Michael Clarke. have for the most part failed sides made much of their in- An attempt by Doncasters
Prajnesh Gunneswaran second hundred of the series, in ell Johnson moved down two Its a disappointing end to to master so far in the 2015 tention to play aggressive Harry Forrester to pass the
sailed into the second qualify- Englands innings and 78-run places to seventh. an Ashes series, Sutherland Ashes and, as much as any- cricket, with some Austra- ball back to Bury following a
ing round in the $10,000 ITF win in the fourth Test at Trent Victory at Trent Bridge also told reporters in Melbourne. thing, explains why England lians giving the impression throw-in in stoppage time
mens Futures tournament in Bridge on Saturday. produced a statistical landmark And disappointing given we took an unbeatable 3-1 lead that anything else was a less- ended in a freak goal when it
Munich, Germany, by dropping Root has scored 443 runs in for Alastair Cook as he became have had some significant highs in the five-match Ashes se- er form of the game. bounced over visiting keeper
three games to Mattia Rossi of the series, with two hundreds only the third English captain, including a World Cup win only ries with a crushing innings Australia are just poor at Christian Walton, who had
Italy. and two half-centuries, at an after W.G. Grace and Mike a couple of months ago. and 78-run win in the fourth batting when the ball moves. originally kicked the ball into
Meanwhile, in the ITF average of 71.79. Brearley, to twice win the Ash- The CA chief executive said a Test at Trent Bridge on Some of the shots have been touch following an injury.
grade-3 junior tennis tourna- The latest edition of the In- es on home soil. post-mortem of the teams per- Saturday. pathetic, said former En- But with time ticking away
ment in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, ternational Cricket Councils ICC Test player rankings (Rank, formance would be conducted Australia cant say it was gland opener Geoffrey at the end of the match, Don-
Jennifer Luikham made the rankings published on Sunday change in ranking, player, team): and acknowledged Australia not warned this was, after Boycott. caster manager Paul Dickov
girls singles quarterfinals and saw Root on top of the batting Batting: 1. (+2) Joe Root (Eng), 2. had to lift its game when play- all, Australias fourth succes- Harsh words, perhaps, but told his players to allow Leon
the doubles semifinals in part- standings, with Australias (-) AB de Villiers (RSA), 3. (-2) Steven ing overseas. Sadly and as we sive Ashes series loss in En- you would be hard-pressed to Clarke to stroll half the length
nership with Nidhi Surapaneni. Smith, out for six and five in Smith (Aus), 4. (-) Hashim Amla do after every tour, win, lose or gland, a run stretching back say Boycott was wrong, with of the pitch unchallenged
The results: Nottingham, dropping down to (RSA), 5. (-) Kumar Sangakkara (Sri), draw, we will review perform- 14 years. Australias batsmen doing lit- from the kick-off and score
$15,000 ITF Futures, Bangkok: third place. 6. (-) Angelo Mathews (Sri), 7. (-) You- ances and make assessments Darren Lehmann, the Aus- tle to shake off the tag of flat- the equaliser, which meant
Final qualifying round: Aditya Dess- South Africas AB de Villiers Joe Root. PHOTO: AP nis Khan (Pak), 8. (-) Kane Williamson on things that have happened tralia coach, spent several track bullies. the match finished 1-1.
wal bt Rishab Agarwal 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(5); was second in the standings. (NZ), 9. (-) Chris Rogers (Aus), 10. during the course of the tour, seasons with English county Indeed Australias one win
I didnt really think twice
Chaleechan Tanasugarn (Tha) bt Meanwhile the equivalent The 29-year-old pacemens (+1) Virat Kohli (Ind). what happened leading into it, side Yorkshire while on-tour in the first four matches of
about allowing them to equal-
Rashein Samuel 6-3, 7-6(6); Kunal bowling rankings saw En- ninth wicket of the match, tak- Bowling: 1. (-) Dale Steyn (RSA), whatever aspect of it, the prep- selector Rodney Marsh was the series, a 405-run success
ise. It just wouldnt have been
Anand bt Suphawit Sae-Oui (Tha) 6-2, glands Stuart Broad climb to a en in the second innings, saw 2. (+3) Stuart Broad (Eng), 3. (-1) aration and delivery and execu- behind the stumps when Bob in the second Test at Lords,
right for us to take three
6-2. career-high second place on the him edge past fast bowling James Anderson (Eng), 4. (-1) Trent tion, Sutherland said. Massie produced one of the came on a docile pitch where
points in the circumstances,
$10,000 ITF Futures, Munich: back of a stunning first-innings great Fred Trueman into Boult (NZ), 5. (-1) Yasir Shah (Pak), 6. It is not easy playing away all-time great displays of Steven Smith (215) and Rog-
said Dickov.
First qualifying round: Prajnesh return of eight for 15 on his fourth place in Englands list of (+1) Vernon Philander (RSA), 7. (-2) but its something that we swing bowling in taking 16 ers (173) compiled their Test-
Bury manager David Flit-
Gunneswaran bt Mattia Rossi (Ita) 6-3, Nottinghamshire ground that all-time leading Test Mitchell Johnson (Aus), 8. (-) Rangana clearly have to get better at. wickets on Test debut at best scores.
was behind Australias collapse wicket-takers. Herath (Sri), 9 (-) Tim Southee (NZ), We have the highest aspira- Lords in 1972. However, there was an iro- croft hailed his opposite
$10,000 ITF Futures, Sharm El to 60 all out. A combination of Broads 10. (-) Morne Morkel (RSA). AFP tions for the Australian cricket Significantly, the Australia ny in that it needed an Aus-
Sheikh (Egypt): First qualifying team. We overtly say we want batsman who fared best was tralian in new England coach Ive got the ultimate re-
round: Joel Cannell (GBr) bt Ritesh to be the best cricket team in Chris Rogers, the veteran Trevor Bayliss to point out spect for Paul Dickov. He tried
to get the referee to award a
Dubey 6-0, 6-0.
ITF grade-3 juniors, Tashkent:
Girls: Quarterfinals): Gozal Ainitdi-
Lehmann admits to Ashes errors the world and to be the best
cricket team in the world you
have to be able to win both
opener putting his years of
experience with several
counties to good use.
after Lords that the series
ought to be played on tradi-
tional English pitches. AFP
foul throw initially but then
hes allowed us to score from
nova (Kaz) bt Jennifer Luikham 6-4, NOTTINGHAM: Australia coach Darren Lehmann home and away. Sutherland the re-start.
6-2. said both he and selection chief Rodney Marsh said CA had confidence in heir The Australia batsman who fared best was Chris Paul put football into a
Pre-quarterfinals: Jennifer bt Va- had to shoulder a lot of the blame for the apparent Steve Smith, who is good place with his sports-
leriya Vorobyova (Uzb) 6-1, 6-3. teams Ashes loss. As a coach and selectors weve got expected to become Australias Rogers, the veteran opener putting his years of manship because if you lose
First round: Jennifer bt Alija Mer- Englands huge win on Saturday gave it an things wrong at certain times, theres captain for the next Test series experience with several counties to good use morality the game has no sub-
deeva (Rus) 3-6, 7-6(1), 6-3; Kamila unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. in Bangladesh in October. stance for me. AFP
Rakhimova bt Nidhi Surapaneni 6-3, Asked how much responsibility he and fellow no doubt about that
6-3. former Australia international Marsh, the on-
Doubles: Semifinals: Daria Na- tour selector, bore for the series defeat, Leh- BASKETBALL
zarkina & Ekaterina Vishnevskaya mann told reporters: A lot. As a coach and get everything right.
(Rus) bt Jennifer Luikham & Nidhi Su-
rapaneni 7-5, 6-2.
Quarterfinals: Jennifer & Nidhi bt
selectors weve got things wrong at certain
times, theres no doubt about that.
Lehmann said a particular mistake at Trent
Were really strong on having five bowlers
and we didnt do that this game.
Defeat at Trent Bridge condemned Australia
Anitha Pauldurai realistic about Indias chances
Varvara Kuksina (Rus) & Xeniya Pro- Bridge had been for Australia to abandon its to its fourth successive Ashes series loss in En- Principal Correspondent basketball court. I have been We could communicate us- ens training camp were whit-
kopchuk (Ukr) 6-3, 6-4. longstanding policy of fielding five bowlers, with gland, a run stretching back 14 years. able to manage my basketball ing our eyes, but it is not easy to tled down to 15. The final squad
Pre-quarterfinals: Jennifer & Nidhi allrounder Mitchell Marsh dropped to make BENGALURU: Anitha Pauldurai career and motherhood thanks replicate that with the junior of 12 is expected to be an-
bt Alina Povidalo & Alena Yurchenko way for older brother Shaun, a top-order Lateral movement describes herself as a mother, to support from my parents and girls. But, we are working on it. nounced soon. The 30-year-old
(Rus) 6-4, 6-3. batsman. A feature of the series so far has been the both off the court and on it. husband. The coach (Francisco Garcia) is admitted that the lack of expo-
But Shaun, who made just two runs in the inability of Australias batsmen to cope with the Having spent over a year out doing a good job. sure trips overseas would hurt
entire match, fell for a first-innings duck as swinging and seaming ball on typical English after motherhood, Anitha is Increased responsibililty Defeating Thailand would be the teams chances.
Balwant scores Australia was shot out for a scarcely credible 60 pitches that aid lateral movement. back in the national teams col- The absence of Geethu Anna the key to staying in Level 1 at We dont have an exposure
on the first day, with England paceman Stuart There have been accusations that too many ours, her presence as a player Jose, who will miss the tourna- the Asian championship, trip this year, she said. Before
winner Broad taking a stunning Test-best eight for 15 on Australia batsmen are flat-track bullies, un- and leader vital as India pre- ment to be played in Wuhan, Anitha felt. the last edition of the Asian
his Nottinghamshire home ground. willing as much as unable to alter the methods pares for the FIBA Asia wom- China, from August 25 to Sep- Japan, Korea and China (al- championships (in 2013), we
NEW DELHI: Balwants lone goal England, with Joe Root scoring 130, piled up that serve them so well on flatter home surfaces. ens basketball championship. tember 9 with personal com- so in Level 1) we cant touch had a one-week trip to China,
helped Moonlight FC defeat 391 for nine declared in reply against an Austra- Prior to the series, both teams made much of Every time I get a couple of mitments, increases Anithas them. We cant beat Chinese where we played four or five
Ahbab FC in the Delhi Soccer lia attack which, in the circumstances, needed their desire to play aggressive cricket. days off, I go back to Chennai to responsibility. Without her, Taipei either, but our margin of games.
Association (DSA) open clubs all the bowling it could muster. I think England played good, aggressive see my one-year-old son, she our team lacks in experience, defeat will be smaller. We have Also, we now have just a
football league at the Ambed- I spoke to Rodney and we wanted the extra cricket this series to be perfectly honest, said said here on Sunday, after a she said. to beat Thailand (and thus face month-long camp. It is very dif-
kar stadium here on Sunday. batter and spoke to the captain about it in this former batsman Lehmann. training session at the Sree We have junior players in a potentially easier opponent in ficult to get into the sort of
The results: City FC 0 drew with particular game, but weve always wanted five We certainly didnt cope with the swinging Kanteerava Stadium. her position now; compared to the relegation play-off). Then, rhythm we did last time. But
Garhwal Heroes 0. bowlers, so we probably got that selection or seaming ball in the last two Test matches well I returned to training the Geethu, they are very raw. we can fight for fifth place. our aim is to maintain fifth po-
Moonlight FC 1 (Balwant) bt Ahbab wrong, Lehmann said. enough and thats something we have to get third month after delivery. Af- Geethu and I had a good under- Anitha was speaking after sition; I am confident we can do
FC 0. Happy to admit when were wrong, you dont better at. AFP ter six months, I stepped onto a standing on court. the 22 probables in the wom- it.


KSCA XI fights
back strongly
back strongly to gain the upper
hand against Vidarbha CA on
Unmukt, Mayank make it a no-contest Final berth up
for grabs
S. Dinakar

the second day of their semi-

final in the KSCA Dr. (Capt.) K.
CRICKET / Their opening stand of 219 sees de Kocks century go in vain CHENNAI: Australia A has been
a mean machine in the compe-
tition. The side has combined
Thimmappiah Memorial tour- S. Prasanna Venkatesan off for a single relying on his wan 108, Theunis de Bruyn c Samson efficiency with ruthlessness, a
nament at the M. Chinnaswa- partners instinct and paid the b Dhawan 5, Dean Elgar b Karn 5, potent combination.
my Stadium here. CHENNAI: Openers Unmukt price as Karn Sharma caught Omphile Ramela c Samson b Axar 26, There are spots in the Aus-
From 311 for six overnight, Chand and Mayank Agarwal him marooned outside his Dane Vilas c Sandeep b Dhawan 50, tralian team to play for and
Vidarbha was dismissed for 352 put on 219 runs for the first crease at the non-strikers end. Khaya Zondo lbw b Dhawan 0, Hardus men in Usman Khawajas side
on Sunday morning, H.S. Sha- wicket as India coasted to vic- However, the early setback Viljoen c Axar b Kulkarni 15, Mthokozi- are eyeing opportunities. With-
rath finishing with four for 76. tory with eight wickets in hand did not dampen de Kocks de- si Shezi c Kulkarni b Sandeep 1, Eddie out foregoing aggression, its
Abhishek Reddy then led KSCA and 74 balls to spare, chasing termination and focus as he Leie (not out) 12, Lonwabo Tsotsobe b strength, the side has adapted
XIs reply, scoring 116 and 244, against South Africa A in worked his way to an outstand- Sandeep 1, Extras (w-4, b-9, lb-6): 19; to the sub-continental condi-
stitching a partnership of 176 the Paytm tri-series here on ing century with support from Total (in 50 overs): 244. tions. With two emphatic wins
with Pavan Deshpande (93 bat- Sunday. wicketkeeper Dane Vilas who Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-21, 3-44, from two games, Australia A
ting) as the home side reached By the time Unmukt was chipped in with a half-century. 4-92, 5-192, 6-192, 7-213, 8-222, would be seeking a final-ensur-
238 for one in the first innings caught plumb in front, 10 short It was the 100-run fifth wick- 9-232. ing third victory on Monday.
at stumps. of a century, attempting to pull et partnership, coming at a India A bowling: Kulkarni 9-0- The viral fever that has
In the other semifinal at the a ball that kept low, the initial quick rate, that gave momen- 34-1, Sandeep 10-1-46-2, Dhawan struck South Africa `A means
Alur grounds, Haryana CA and incisive bowling spell that rat- tum to the Proteas innings and 10-0-49-4, Karn 10-1-32-1, Axar 9-0- Unmukt Chands boys have to
Dr. D.Y. Patil Academy tled the Indian openers seemed helped them post a competitive 56-1, Karun 2-0-12-0. play back-to-back matches at
matched each other blow for like a memory from a distant total. India A: M. Agarwal c Vilas b Chepauk in the PayTm trian-
blow. After being dismissed for past. Karn and Axar Patel choked Tsotsobe 130, Unmukt lbw b Elgar 90, gular one-day A series. But
199 in the first innings, thus Both Unmukt and Mayank the flow of runs in the middle M. Pandey (not out) 9, Karun (not out) then, the dominant victory on
conceding a lead of 22 runs, the started off flashing and prod- overs on a wicket that gripped 4; Extras (w-12, lb-2): 14; Total (for two Sunday might have helped the
Navi Mumbai side reduced Ha- ding in futility as Lonwabo Tso- and assisted turn. Karn was the wkts. in 37.4 overs): 247. host erase some of the memo-
ryana to 129 for nine in the sec- sobe and Hardus Viljoen got impressive of the two flighting Fall of wickets: 1-219, 2-243. ries of the pounding by Austra-
ond essay. the ball to bounce and pro- and turning the ball remarka- South Africa A bowling: Tsot- lia A in its first game.
The scores (semifinals): Vidarbha duced better seam movement. bly well especially after the sobe 7.4-2-32-1, Viljoen 8-1-45-0, Australia A is very different
CA 352 in 102.2 overs (Ravi Jangid Unmukts plight became pounding he took against Aus- Leie 10-0-74-0, Shezi 4-0-25-0, Elgar outfit than the rather imbal-
56, Aditya Sarvate 33, H.S. Sharath more conspicuous when he was tralia. 8-0-69-1. anced and limited South Afri-
four for 76) vs. KSCA XI 238 for one in dropped on nought, twice in In terms of wickets, Rishi Points: India A 5 (including bonus can side. The Aussies have
74.5 overs (Abhishek Reddy 116, Pa- four balls in the fifth over that Dhawan was the pick of the point); South Africa A 0. firepower in batting, speed and
van Deshpande 93 batting). saw Tsotsobe floating the ball bowlers with four wickets. Man-of-the-match: Agarwal. incision in bowling and have
Haryana CA 221 in 62.1 overs and consistently in the corridor of The scores: Toss: South Africa A. thrown up a couple of surprises
129 for nine in 58 overs (Yuzvendra uncertainty. So telling was In- South Africa A: R Hendricks run India A won by eight wickets in spin.
Chahal 34, Iqbal Abdullah four for 46, dias plight that the first five out 1, Quinton de Kock c Axar b Dha- with 74 balls to spare. Joe Burns has been explo-
Swapnil Singh three for 40) vs. Dr. overs yielded just two runs, of sive, thwacking the ball to dis-
D.Y. Patil Academy 199 in 61.5 overs which a solitary run had come tant corners. The left-handed
(Swapnil Singh 54, Sarvesh Damle 37, off the bat. Singles, let alone Khawaja, Burns opening part-
Jayant Yadav seven for 75). Prin-
cipal Correspondent
boundaries, were hard to come
It was then that Mayank
Debilitating effect ner, has rotated the strike or
pierced the gaps with finesse.
The side has meat in the
Saurav Ghosal slashed hard at a delivery out-
side off to send it racing to the
backward point boundary, the
I t couldnt have got any
worse for South Africa A
on the field on Sunday. With
substituting for him.
As manager Volvo
Masubelele later confirmed,
James Pattinson has im-
pressed with his air speed and
goes down first of the Indian innings that
eased the pressure and the first
the four reserve players
down with upset tummies,
seven players of the squad
including de Kock were
the lanky Gurinder Sandhu has
used his natural bounce effec-
in final sign of positive approach.
What followed was an exhi-
the teams video analyst took
to the field after off-spinner
suffering from stomach
upsets and had to be
tively. Leg-spinners Cameron
Boyce and Adam Zampa have
NEW DELHI: Despite high expec- bition of the craft of pacing the Zondo and later medium- hospitalised, because of possibilities.
tations, Indias top male player innings as the duo set about pacer Mthokozisi Shezi went which India A will take on Big runs from Mayank Agar-
Saurav Ghosal failed to cap a chasing the target with con- off the field due to health Australia A on Monday as wal and skipper Unmukt would
memorable weeks show with a summate ease. The strangle- issues. It didnt help that opposed to the originally make the home side feel more
title when he went down to gi- hold relented and gradually the Quinton de kock wanted to scheduled South Africa secure at the top of the order.
ant-killer Alfredo Avila of Mex- momentum shifted. go off the field too. A-Australia A face-off. Kedar Jadhav is a clever bat-
ico 9-11, 11-8, 4-11, 8-11 in the Earlier, South Africas start Eventually, Mandeep Masubelele was later sman in the middle-order who
final of the $50,000 Albierto was marred by a gaffe when Singh, sporting a South discharged. Sports can slice open an attack with-
Colombiano 2015, a PSA event Reeza Hendricks was sent back African jersey, ended up Reporter WELL-PACED KNOCK: Mayank Agarwal came up with a century as India 'A' out appearing to change gears.
in Bogota. PTI by Quinton de Kock after he set notched up an easy eight-wicket victory. PHOTO. M. MOORTHY Pace bowling all-rounder
Rishi Dhawan has lent the side
balance. India A would, how-
TENNIS ATHLETICS ever, want more wickets and
control from its spinners.

Nishikori, Isner in final Dutee clinches gold; sprint double for Mohit Mairaj misses
Special Correspondent
HYDERABAD: Mohit of Haryana
Odisha Athletics Association
officials, led from start to finish.
Abooba (Ker) 15.91m, 2. Mohd Zuber
(TN) 15.62m, 3. Vikrant Mor (Har)
(WB) 10:00.55, 3. Anumol Thampi
(Ker) 10:05.35. 400m hurdles: 1.
Heptathlon: 1. M. Sowmya (TN) 4786
points, 2. D. Shivangi Rawat (Del) the final by
She stopped the clock at 24.03 15.35m. Tiasha Samadda (WB) 1:00.91s, 2. M. 4412, 3. Rajeswari Boi (Odi) 4150.
completed a golden sprint
double when he won the 200m
on a track which is now her 400m hurdles: 1. M.P. Jabir (Ker) Loganayaki (TN) 1:01.81, 3. Veerpal 2000m steeplechase: 1. Sugandha five points
second home for she has been 52.72s, 2. Aftab Alam (Guj) 52.77, 3. Kaur (Pun) 1:03.49. (UP) 7:27.07s, 2. Pooja (Man)
in a time of 21.51s, to go with training here under SAI coach Sumit Shivprasad (Maha) 54.65. Hammer throw: 1. Niketa (Del) 7:29.09, 3. Angel James (Ker) NEW DELHI: Mairaj Ahmad Khan
the 100m gold he won in 10.67s N. Ramesh since December 200m: 1. Mohit (Har) 21.51s, 2. Man- 49.87m, 2. S. Srinithi (TN) 44.01, 3. 7:37.57. 4x400m relay: 1. Kerala shot 117 and placed 61st in a
on Saturday, in the mens cate- last. ish (Kar) 21.79, 3. P. Akash (TN) Nidhi Singh (UP) 43.26. High jump: 1. 3:46.97s, 2. West Bengal 3:53.64, 3. field of 108 shooters in mens
gory even as Dutee Chand of The results: 21.80. 800m: 1. Beant Singh (Har) P.G. Angeetha (Ker) 1.65m, 2. Tamil Nadu 3:54.64. skeet in the shooting World
Odisha clinched the 200m gold Junior men: 10 km: 1. Virendra 1:49.95s, 2. Shashi Bhushan (WB) Laimwn Narzary (Asm) 1.65, 3. Libia Overall championship: 1. Kerala Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan, on
in style in the womens section Pal (Asm) 32:05.15, 2. Sanjay Kumar 1:53.04, 3. Rahul (Del) 1:53.25. Shaji (Ker) 1.65. 200m: 1. Dutee 189 points, 2. Haryana 161. Sunday.
on the final day of the Fed Cup (UP) 32:06.12, 3. Arjun Tudu (Jhar) 3,000m steeplechase: 1. Vicky To- Chand (Odi) 24.03s, 2. Stuti Singh Team championship: Junior
junior National athletics meet After having shot 47 out of 50
32:27.96. Pole vault: 1. S. Siva (TN) mar (Del) 9:30.59s, 2. Shijo Rajan (UP) 24.69, 3. Rajni Nagar (Har) men: 1. Haryana 129, 2. Tamil Nadu on the opening day, the former
at the GMC Balayogi Stadium 4.80m (NMR), 2. Kunwar Gyaneni (Ker) 9:36.00, 3. Hari Bax Singh (UP) 25.18. Discus: 1. Kamalpreet Kaur 66.
here on Sunday. national champion Mairaj fol-
(UP) 4.50m, 3. Aniket Kumar (UP) 9:41.81. 4x400m relay: 1. Tamil Nadu (Pun) 48.86m, 2. Preeti Rani (Har) Junior women: 1. Kerala 123, 2. lowed up with rounds of 24, 24
A spirited Dutee, who flew 4.40m. Hammer throw: 1. Ajay (Har) 3:12.57s, 2. Kerala 3:14.57, 3. Harya- 43.22, 3. Mahalakshmi (TN) 42.89. Tamil Nadu 62. and 22. He was eventually five
down to Hyderabad only on 60.60m, 2. Harish Kumar (Raj) na 3:15.31. 800m: 1. Sugandha Kumari (Man) Best athletes: Junior men: Ajay points short of making the final
COMING THROUGH: John Isner fired 31 aces in Saturday night and decided to 56.50m, 3. Rahul Kumar (Raj) Junior women: 3000m: 1. Sanjee- 2:07.62s, 2. Sipra Sarkar (WB) Kumar (Haryana - high jump). Junior and possibly striking an Olym-
compete at the instance of the 55.91m. Triple jump: 1. Abdulla vani Babu (Mah) 9:50.23s, 2. Lily Das 2:08.09, 3. Abitha Mary (Ker) 2:08.10. women: Stuti Singh (UP - 100m). pic quota.
getting past Steve Johnson, saving three match
points in the semifinals. PHOTO: AFP Mairaj had shot scores of 121,
120 and 118 in the earlier three
WASHINGTON: Japans Kei Nishi- Grand Slam title by losing last
MOTORSPORTS World Cups this season in Lar-
kori avenged his loss to Marin years Flushing Meadows final. naca, Al Ain and Acapulco re-
Cilic in last years US Open fi-
nal, defeating the Croatian 3-6,
6-1, 6-4 on Saturday to reach
Bopanna-Mergea lose
Third-seeded pair of Rohan
Vishnu, Akhil share honours spectively. Vincent Hancock of
the US beat Sebastian Kunt-
schik of Austria 6-5 in the
the ATP and WTA Washington Bopanna and Florin Mergea shoot-off for the gold after the
went down 3-6, 4-6 to top-seed-
Special Correspondent ond penalty for a jump start. 16:41.467; 2. Ananth Shanmugam
two had tied on 15.
Open final. And a lucky Vishnu moved (Bengaluru) 16:44.760; 3. Akhil Ra-
The 25-year-old Asian No. 1 ed Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan The results: Men: Skeet: 1. Vin-
COIMBATORE: Chennais Vishnu from the second slot to the top bindra (Bengaluru) 16:46.631.
rallied to oust the reigning US in the semifinals of the mens cent Hancock (US) 15(6) 16 (124); 2.
Prasad and Bengalurus Akhil position. Vishnu tested his car Race 3 (15 laps): 1. Akhil Rabindra
Open champion and advanced doubles event. Sebastian Kuntschik (Aut) 15(5) 16
Rabindra won a race each in the to the limits in a bid to catch a 16:49.329; 2. Vishnu Prasad
to the title match against US The results: JK Racing India Series FB02 flying Akhil. Even at the start, (122); 3. Gabriele Rossetti (Ita) 16 (15)
Semifinals: Men: Kei Nishikori bt 16:50.157; 3. Constantino Perroni (Ita- 123; 3. Azmy Mehelba (Egy) 15 (14)
eighth seed John Isner, who class of the 18th JK Tyre Racing he was quick to spot the latter ly) 16:51.495.
fired 31 aces and saved three Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-1, 6-4; John Isner bt Championship here on Sunday. jumping the lights and knew it 124; 61. Mairaj Ahmad Khan 117; 64.
match points to defeat Amer- Steve Johnson 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(9). For both the drivers, it was a was a big opportunity to take Formula LGB4: Race 3 (15 laps): Smit Singh 116; 67. Amrinder Cheema
ican Steve Johnson 6-3, 3-6, Doubles: Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan day to remember and forget. At the prized spot. Akhil was 1. Sudarshana Rao Karwal 24:08.966; 116. MQS: Sheeraz Sheikh 112; Jiten-
7-6(9). bt Rohan Bopanna & Florin Mergea the start, pole sitter Akhil aware as well and kept pushing 2. Chittesh Mandody 24:09.330; 3. der Beniwal 103.
Fifth-ranked Nishikori im- 6-3, 6-4. staved off some stiff challenges hard and Vishnu stayed close Rohit Khanna 24:10.341. Women: Skeet: 1. Katiuscia Spa-
proved to 6-3 all-time against Women: Anastasia Pavlyuchenko- to win the opening race for the all the way to the finish line. JK Volkswagen Vento Cup (15 da (Ita) 15(4) 16 (73); 2. Morgan Craft
Cilic in their first meeting since va bt Ekaterina Makarova 4-6, 6-3 much powerful JKFB02 cars. The results (provisional): JK laps): 1. Karminder Singh 17:54.468;
LUCKY: Vishnu Prasad won Race 2 of the JK Racing (US) 15(3) 14(13) 72; 3. Amber Hill
he missed a chance to become (retired); Sloane Stephens bt Saman- But the joy was short-lived as Racing India Series: Race 2 (15 2. Anindith Reddy Konda 17:55.468; Series after Akhil Rabindra was docked a 10-second (GBr) 16 (13) 73; 4. Aleksandra Jar-
the first Asian man to win a tha Stosur 7-6(4), 6-0. AFP the stewards docked a 10-sec- laps): 1. Vishnu Prasad (Chennai) 3. Sahil Gauri 18:05.75. penalty for a jump-start. molinska (Pol) 15 (14)11 (75 EWR).

SU | DO | KU
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Obsessed with 9
23 Ha! Told atrocious and
hackneyed stuff (3-3)
14 This company lost stock at the
Boston tea party (4,5)
27 Melting plastic in South Korea? 15 Decorate an elephant when
pleasures 10 11
Funny, sort of ... (9)
28 Little Augustus went back
French capital is invested in
acorn processing instead of
The Lord took many avataras to reform us and to educate us 12 13 around Hospital Road to raise the Rand (9)
about the dangers of worldly pleasures, so that we may turn shoulder (5) 16 Record infringements on
our thoughts towards Him and attain moksha. But people did 14
29 Naturist in birthday dress (6) furniture in library (9)
not recognise Him, even when He was in their midst. We are 15 16 17 18 18 Black stallion is a surprise
obsessed with worldly pleasures, and even when these 30 Place in your head where you
might find a hammer, an anvil winner (4,5)
pleasures bring us sorrow, we do not recognise the role they
play in our misery. An analogy of a dog that chewed a bone is and a stirrup (5,3) 22 A drawback to get a prize (5)
19 20
appropriate here, said Akkarakkani Srinidhi, in a discourse. Down 24 Cotton fabric from erstwhile
A dog began to chew a bone, which had little flesh on it. The 1 A kind of movie about a kind of Lille (5)
hard bone hurt the dogs gums, and its gums began to bleed. tobacco (5) 25 Capt. Pataudi, Tipu Sultan and
The foolish dog did not realise that it was its own blood on 21 22 23 24 25
2 After naval commandos fire the Gen. Niazi's animal? (5)
the bone. It thought it was actually chewing a juicy bone, and 26
it bit harder. first shell, Petty Officer holds 26 Similar to a relative (4)
The more it bit, the more its gums bled, and yet it 27 28 old port for an explorer (5,4)
continued to chew upon the bone. Thus it is with us too. Even 3 Every cruciverbalist must have
when we are experiencing trouble, we dont see it as trouble. his book, perhaps, or get Solution to puzzle 11468
That being the case, how will we recognise the cause of the 29 30 baffled (5)
trouble, when we do not even recognise that we are suffering? 4 Right behind the boat (4) S P A D E S WO L F S K I N
Another analogy is given of a tortoise that was caught by a C V X G E N E A mind game and a puzzle
man, who put a pot of water on a fire, and put the tortoise in Across 15 A comb contains nothing to 6 Have a day off and be gone H E A R T S C R I B B A G E that you solve with
the pot. Initially the tortoise swam around happily, because 1 Hat worn by sober Romeo and measure volume (5) (4,5) E L O A E R V D
reasoning and logic. Fill in
of the warmth of the water, but soon the water started getting Oscar (8) 17 English poet, Pope and 7 Elementary! Particle is found by M E A G R E L Y Q U E E N S
E N T G G A B the grid with digits in such
too hot, and the creature knew it could not escape. At least 5 Taint in having astigmatism (6) Macedonian king (9) lounging around without gin D E C K A E R O G R AMM E
19 Tattoo shop issued a circular a manner that every row,
the tortoise knew it couldnt escape, but we are not even as 10 Turn, grin awkwardly and (5) H V R O Y O
letter and made a copy (9) D I E T I T I A N S K I N G every column and every
smart as that tortoise. dismantle (5) 8 Ruminates about blood I S A D C S R 3x3 box accommodates
We dont realise that once we are caught in samsara, there 20 Erasable programmable read A B J E C T V A L L E T T A
11 Main river flows in this city (9) only memory was created by a component containing the digits 1 to 9, without
is no escape for us, unless we seek Him. M O E K S O E N
12 Covers battlefields (6) pro(me!) (5) antibodies (9) O A K T R E E S E V E N E D repeating any. The
It is to lead us on the right path that great men make their N E A E E E E solution to yesterdays
13 Cabal one supported had 21 Climb up again when Sappers & 9 Sliced bread dipped in bath
appearance on this earth now and then. D A R K L I N G B R I D G E
creatures! (8) Army Service Corps finish (8) gives halitosis (3,6) puzzle is at left.

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Telecast schedule Phelps takes gold Bielsa quits as Marseille coach

Badminton: World championships, STAR Sports 4 & HD 4, 7.30 a.m.; Tri-series: Australia A v Michael Phelps sent a clear message to his 2016 Rio Olympic Marcelo Bielsa stunned French football on Saturday when he abruptly
India A, STAR Sports 2 & HD 2, 9 a.m.; Pro Kabaddi: STAR Sports 2, 3 & HD 2, 3, 7.50 p.m.; rivals after taking gold with another stunning world best time quit as coach of Marseille minutes after the French giant had lost its
EPL: West Brom vs Manchester City, STAR Sports 4 & HD 4, 12.15 a.m. (Tuesday) (50.45s) in the 100m butterfly at the US championships season opener 1-0 at home to Caen

No interim SWIMMING

relief for Shah

G. Viswanath
Paltrinieri wins
MUMBAI: The Bombay High
Court will hear on Tuesday a
after Sun pulls out
petition seeking to stay the KAZAN: Italys Gregorio Paltri- the warm-up tonight so I had to
BCCIs disciplinary action on
former Mumbai cricketer Hi- Petr Cech fluffs lines on Arsenal bow; Liverpool wins at Stoke nieri won the 1,500m freestyle
gold at the World Champion-
give up the idea of competing,
he said.
ken Shah for making a corrupt ships on Sunday after Chinas Australias Bronte Campbell
approach to an IPL player of LONDON: Petr Cech made a Pre- world record holder Sun Yang completed the sprint double by
Rajasthan Royals who too is mier League debut to forget for was a shock withdrawal from winning the womens 50m
from Mumbai. Arsenal as his errors helped the final. Paltrinieri clocked 14 freestyle on Sunday, having al-
On August 4, Justices V.M. West Ham United record a 2-0 minutes, 39.67 seconds with ready won the 100m title.
Kanade and B.P. Colabawalla victory at the Emirates Stadium Connor Jaeger of the US taking Hungarys Katinka Hosszu
refused to stay the BCCIs dis- on Sunday. silver at 1.53secs, while Cana- had a double too, adding the
ciplinary action and give any Cechs arrival from Chelsea das Ryan Cochrane was third womens 400m individual me-
immediate relief to the bat- has been acclaimed as a signing at 11.41. dley gold to her 200m crown.
sman who has played Ranji that could turn Arsenal into a But the story of the night was The results:
Trophy for Mumbai and Jam- title contender, but he was that Sun failed to Men: 50m backstroke:
mu & Kashmir. The matter is found wanting as Arsene Wen- show for the final, 1. Camille Lacourt (Fra)
now listed for next Tuesday. gers side opened its Premier with no explana- 24.23s, 2. Matt Grevers
Shahs lawyer Som Sinha told League campaign with a home tion for why the (USA) 24.61, 3. Ben Treff-
The Hindu that the High Court defeat for the second time in long-distance ex- ers (Aus) 24.69. 400m IM:
had given the BCCI the oppor- three years. pert was absent af- 1. Daiya Seto (Jap)
tunity to file an affidavit on the Cechs rash charge allowed ter he had already 4:08.50s, 2. David Ver-
matter. Cheikhou Kouyate to head West retained his 400m and 800m raszto (Hun) 4:09.90s, 3. Chase Kalisz
On July 13, the BCCI an- Ham in front from debutant Di- freestyle golds. (USA) 4:10.05s. 1500m freestyle: 1.
nounced that it has found Shah mitri Payets 43rd-minute free- I didnt want to get my Gregorio Paltrinieri (Ita) 14:39.67, 2.
guilty of breaching its anti-cor- kick and the Czech internation- hopes up, but he wasnt there Connor Jaeger (USA) 14:41.20, 3.
ruption code for participants als slowness to get down saw and I was like oh, he is prob- Ryan Cochrane (Can) 14:51.08.
and debarred him from all him beaten at his near post from ably just messing with us or 4x100m medley relay: 1. USA
cricket activities. A BCCI re- 25 yards by Mauro Zarate short- something like that, said 3.29.93s, 2. Australia 3:30.08, 3.
lease said: His [Shah] involve- ly before the hour. Jaeger. France 3:30.50.
ment in any form of cricket, We were not convincing of- Standing up on the blocks Women: 50m breaststroke: 1.
affiliated with the BCCI, stands fensively or and he still wasnt there I was Jennie Johansson (Swe) 30.05, 2. Alia
suspended till the time the dis- defensive- thinking wow, is this really Atkinson (Jam) 30.11s, 3. Yuliya Efi-
ciplinary committee of the ly, said happening. mova (Rus) 30.13. 50m freestyle: 1.
BCCI passes appropriate Wenger, I hope he is not sick or in- Bronte Campbell (Aus) 24.12s, 2. Ra-
orders. whose side jured and is okay for the next nomi Kromowidjojo (Ned) 24.22s, 3.
Shah was suspended after beat cham- race. Sarah Sjostrom (Swe) 24.31s. 400m
the BCCIs Anti-Corruption pion Chel- Sun later confirmed that his IM: 1. Katinka Hosszu (Hun) 4:30.29,
and Security Unit (ACS) inves- sea 1-0 in withdrawal was down to a heart 2. Maya di Rado (USA) 4:31.71, 3.
tigated the particular case on the Com- COSTLY BLUNDER: West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate heads home the opening goal, making the most of sloppy problem. Emily Overholt (Can) 4:32.52.
being informed by the Rajas- munity Shield last weekend. Arsenal defending and goalkeeper Petr Cechs questionable decision to come off his line to try and punch After the 800m competi- 4x100m medley relay: 1. China
than Royals management that a The players were maybe too the ball away. PHOTO: REUTERS tions, I didn't feel well in my 3:54.41s, Sweden 3:55.24, Australia
corrupt approach was made nervous and put too much pres- heart. I felt uncomfortable in 3:55.56. Agencies
to one of its players before the sure on themselves. Today we
start of the IPL-8 season. have been hurt mentally and it performance. West Ham ends a run of 10 successive defeats against Arsenal with its with a 2-2 draw at home to
is a good opportunity to Bilic named 16-year-old first win over its London rival since April 2007 Southampton.
respond. Reece Oxford in midfield and After Graziano Pelle had put
Neymar out West Hams win echoed As- saw the teenager turn in a com-
Coach Bilic names 16-year-old Reece Oxford in midfield and sees the
teenager turn in a commanding display
the visitors in front, goals from
ton Villa's 3-1 success at the manding display as West Ham Papiss Cisse and 14.5 million
for two weeks Emirates on the first day of the
2013-14 campaign and enabled
bounced back from its Europa
League elimination at the hands
new recruit Wijnaldum put
Newcastle in front, but South-
BARCELONA: Down with the Slaven Bilic to crown his first of Romanians Astra Giurgiu last 86th minute as Liverpool par- But the game was drifting to a ampton substitute Shane Long
mumps, Neymar will miss the league game as manager with a Thursday. tially atoned for its 6-1 drubbing goalless draw until Brazilian headed in a 79th-minute
European Super Cup match in famous victory. Wenger sent on Theo Walcott at Stoke City on the final day of playmaker Coutinho picked the equaliser.
Tbilisi, Georgia, against Sevilla We are all very pleased and it and Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal last season with a 1-0 win at the ball up in the inside-left chan- Manchester City, runners-up
on Tuesday, Barcelona has said. is a great start for us not only sought to claw back its two-goal Britannia Stadium. nel, turned, and arrowed a glori- last season, travels to West
Neymar will be out for two for the three points, but points deficit, but the closest it came to Liverpool manager Brendan ous, bending strike into the Bromwich Albion on Monday.
weeks after being diagnosed against a team that are title con- scoring was a deflected first-half Rodgers gave starts to new sign- top-right corner. The results:
with parotitis (mumps), said tenders, said the Croatian, who shot by Aaron Ramsey that hit ings Nathaniel Clyne, Joe Go- Meanwhile, Dutch midfielder Arsenal 0 lost to West Ham 2
Barcas website on Sunday. is a former West Ham defender. the bar. mez, James Milner and 32.5 Giorginio Wijnaldum scored on (Kouyate 43, Zarate 57), Newcastle 2
Neymar will also miss the DID IT AGAIN! Bronte Campbell completed the sprint
If you add to that a London million striker Christian Ben- his competitive Newcastle Unit- (Cisse 43, Wijnaldum 48) drew with
Spanish Super Cup matches derby, it makes it an even bigger Coutinho stunner teke, while Roberto Firmino ed debut as former England Southampton 2 (Pelle 24, Long 79), double by winning the womens 50m freestyle on
against Athletic Bilbao on Au- win. This is very special. I am Philippe Coutinho scored a came off the bench in the second head coach Steve McClaren be- Stoke 0 lost to Liverpool 1 (Coutinho Sunday, having already won the 100m title.
gust 14 and 17. AFP very proud of the second-half stunning 30-yard winner in the half. gan his St James Park tenure 86). AFP PHOTO: REUTERS

Kashiling Adake Big win for New Zealand

HARARE: George Worker hit an Sports Club. New Zealand post-

breaks Delhis aggressive half-century on his

New Zealand debut as Zim-
babwe was outclassed in Sun-
ed 198 for five, equalling the
highest score in a T20 Interna-
tional in Zimbabwe, before the
days one-off Twenty20 hosts limped to 118 for eight to
losing streak International at the Harare

lose by 80 runs. AFP

New Zealand: M. Guptill c Raza b chi b Milne 6, C. Chibhabha b Neesh-

Williams 33, K. Williamson c Ervine b am 6, C. Ervine b Elliott 42, Sikandar
Muzarabani 20, G. Worker b Williams Raza c Ronchi b McClenaghan 8, E.
62, G. Elliott c Masakadza b Cremer 8, Chigumbura c Neesham b McCullum
L. Ronchi c Ervine b Williams 29, C. 2, S. Williams c & b Sodhi 16, R.
Munro (not out) 23, N. McCullum (not Chakabva c Ronchi b Milne 13, G.
out) 18; Extras (lb-4, w-1): 5; Total (for Cremer c Neesham b McClenaghan 5,
five wkts. in 20 overs): 198 P. Utseya (not out) 2, C. Mpofu (not
Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-75, 3-93, out) 6; Extras (b-4, lb-3, w-5): 12; Total
4-142, 5-157. (for eight wkts. in 20 overs): 118.
Zimbabwe bowling: Utseya 2-0- Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-12, 3-25,
30-0, Muzarabani 3-0-34-1, Mpofu 3- 4-34, 5-64, 6-89, 7-101, 8-108.
0-24-0, Chibhabha 2-0-18-0, Williams New Zealand bowling: Milne 4-0-
4-0-28-3, Cremer 3-0-28-1, Raza 10-2, McClenaghan 4-0-33-2, Neesh-
3-0-32-0. am 3-0-21-1, McCullum 4-0-25-1,
Zimbabwe: H. Masakadza c Ron- Sodhi 4-0-15-1, Elliott 1-0-7-1.

A Dabang Delhi raider tries desperately to escape

from the clutches of the Patna Pirates players.

Uthra Ganesan the defence, its bane so far.

In the earlier match, Anup
NEW DELHI: U Mumba has been led with six points and Bhupen-
the team to beat this season of der Singh did the same. Anup
the Pro Kabaddi League, with was all over the place all the
just one defeat in nine games time deciding the sequence
coming here, and the team of raiders, leading the defence
proved why with a 31-17 win strategy and keeping his play-
against a fighting Bengal War- ers calm.
riors at the Thyagaraj stadium At half-time, Mumba led
here on Sunday. 15-6. Like it did against the host
The Anup Kumar-led side on Friday, however, Bengal
was a crowd favourite, as much came out fighting in the second
for its performance as its tal- half.
ismanic captain. And it did not Substitute Kedar Lal was the
disappoint, attacking and de- lynchpin with two consecutive
fending with equal panache. successful raids that took out
In the day's other match, two Mumba players each time
raider Kashiling to reduce the margin
Adake single-hand- from 19-6 to 19-11. A
edly broke host Da- watertight defence
bang Delhis losing helped effect an all-
streak with a com- out and the score
prehensive 45-25 was 20-15.
victory over Patna Pirates. Mumba though did not capit-
Adake scored 13 and was also ulate. Taking it one raid at a
instrumental in the three all time, it extended the lead to
outs his team managed. 28-15 with four minutes on the
Delhi had been desperate for clock.
a win to stay in the competi- With this win, Mumba went
tion. And Adake, currently back to top of the table with 45
fourth among the raiders, made points while Bengal remained
sure his consistent contribu- seventh on 25. Delhi, mean-
tions would not go waste. At while, climbed up to fifth with
half time, he had leapt, 23 points, two behind Patna.
stretched and rolled to 12 The scores:
points, more than the entire U Mumba 31 (Anup Kumar 6, Bhu-
opposition score (26-11). pender Singh 6) vs Bengal Warriors 17
The second half was no dif- (Kedar Lal 5); Dabang Delhi 45 (Kash-
ferent as Delhi, for once, did iling Adake 13, Rakesh Bharadwaj 6,
not get complacent or nervous. Rohit Chaudhary 6) bt Patna Pirates
Captain Ravinder Singh Pahal 25 (Deepak Narwal 7, Gurvinder
and Rakesh Bharadwaj held up Singh 5).

Twitterattis local connections Big B welcomes back Kader Khan She wouldnt have seen this coming!
In a result that highlights the paradoxes of the modern Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has announced the return The theatre critic of the The Times, London, received poor
world, a new study says Twitter users are much more of veteran actor Kader Khan in films after a long reviews of her own after she reviewed Hamlet, a play
likely to connect to people living in nearby places. sabbatical. He took to Twitter to share the news. starring Benedict Cumberbatch, weeks before its opening.

TREASURE TROVE Ha ha most used happiness expression on FB
A ctor Ranbir Kapoor says his emotional
breakdown on the set of Tamasha has
Over 1 lakh rare books, 2,500 NEW YORK: Most people ex-
press happiness with ha ha
book research on e-laughing.
The vast majority of people
followed by emojis, he he are haha-ers (51.4 per cent),
and LOL [laughing out then emoji lovers (33.7 per
cent) and finally, the lol-ers
(1.9 per cent). For those who
e-laughed, the FB team also
analysed how many times

manuscripts set to be digitised

been blown out of proportion and clarified loud], says a recent Face- cent), the hehe-ers (12.7 per they actually did. IANS
that he had only tears of joy on the
completion of the Imtiaz Ali-project. The
party, thrown by Imtiaz on Saturday night,
was attended by Ranbir, Deepika
Padukone and the films producers
Sajid Nadiadwala and
Maharashtra allots Rs. 5 crore for ambitious project
Siddharth Roy Kapur.
Earlier reports Karishma Hingorani
suggested that Ranbir
and Deepika, who were MUMBAI: The Maharashtra govern-
dating in the past, ment has flagged off a programme
ended up having an to digitise over 1,00,000 books
emotional breakdown and 2,500 manuscripts, some of
after the shoots wrap-up which date back to the 12th centu-
on August 6. Tamasha ry, at the 211-year-old Asiatic So-
will hit the screens in ciety library in Mumbai.
November. IANS The digitisation programme
was inaugurated by Maharashtra
Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao this
week. Under the project, the ar-
A BIOPIC ABOUT BEBO? chives of the library will be dig-

B ollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra,

who is awaiting the release of his movie
Brothers , wants someone to make film on
itised and saved in the form of
CDs and microfilms, which will be
accessible to members, research-
actress Kareena Kapoor Khan as she is a ers, and scholars. The Maharash-
thoroughly entertaining person. Kareena tra government recently released
has made a special appearance in song Mera a grant of Rs. 5 crore to the society
Naam Mary in the film, which she has for the project.
performed with Siddharth. We got along
well. She is thoroughly entertaining. She Collection of coins too
loves what she does and that shows on The library has a collection of Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao (second from
screen. We were shooting in the night for 2,55,463 books and bound vol- right) looking at some of the rare items from the Asiatic
days and she used to rehearse a lot. With umes of periodicals. As many as Societys collection after inaugurating the digitisation
every prop her team used to come and click 15,000 of these books have been
pictures, selfie and all that, Siddharth said. categorised as rare and valuable, programme last week. PHOTO: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
Brothers, the Hindi remake of Hollywood of which a few are even classified
film Warrior is slated for August 14 release. as first editions. Some of the an- has in its collection of more than of coins for easy reference.
PTI tique books include two volumes 12,000 coins the gold coin of Ku- The digitisation process in-
of Captain James Cooks A Voy- mar Gupta, a gold muhar of Akbar volves scanning over 14 lakh pages
ageTowards the South Pole and and coins of Shivaji Maharaj. and will certainly take time, Mr.
Round the World (1777), Galileo Asked if all books will be avail- Kale said.
SOLACE TRAILER RELEASED Linceo Galileis Dialogo (1632), able online post digitisation, Mr. The Asiatic Society of Bombay
Hermann Grassmanns German Kale said: We are facing challeng- was founded by Sir James Mackin-
V eteran actor Anthony Hopkinss
incredible mind is key to solving a brutal
crime, according to the trailer of his next
translation of Rig Veda (1876-77),
Sir Walter Raleighs History of
es owing to the copyright policy on
some books so we are in talks on
tosh, a lawyer, jurist and public fig-
ure in England, to disseminate
film Solace. The movie tells the story of a the World (1836), William Shak- how to resolve it. In that case, ac- knowledge about the India and the
psychic doctor (Hopkins) who might be the espeares First Folio (1623). cess to those digitised copies will Orient. Then known as the Litera-
only man alive who can catch a sadistic Also available are John Goulds be restricted to the library. ry Society of Bombay, it met for
serial killer (Colin Farrell), reports Digital The Birds of Asia written in 1850- the first time on November 26,
1883 and Hindostan, a French Time-consuming work 1804, nearly two decades after Sir
Spy. Partnering with a veteran FBI agent
(Jeffrey Dean book written in 1821. Newspapers Society president S.G. Kaletold William Jones had set up the
Morgan), the dating back to 1801 are stacked in The Hindu that one of the major Asiatic Society of Bengal. In 1826,
doctor races neat books. Among the 3,000 benefits of the project was that the the Literary Society merged with
against time to manuscripts are the original 14th originals could be preserved. The the Royal Asiatic Society of Britain
track down century Italian manuscript of online portal would also allow and Ireland, and four years later
the killer Dantes Divine Comedy (1350) scholars access valuable collec- moved into the imposing facade of
before he and the Suryasiddhanta with tions, thus allowing us to let the Townhall with its tall pillars and
strikes again. bhashya of Candelvara (Astrono- knowledge reach whoever is will- the flight of stairs. In 1954, it ended
PTI my, Sanskrit) that dates back to ing, Mr. Kale said. Attempts are its 128-year-long association with
the 12th century. The library also being made to produce a catalogue the Royal Asiatic Society.