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No., TN/CC(S) Dn. / 223 / 12-14, RNI No: 33810 / 82 India test-fires cruise missile вЂ�NirbhayвЂ™ Jaya gets bail Balasore (Odisha), Oct 17 (PTI): India today successfully test-п¬Ѓred its indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile вЂ�NirbhayвЂ™, which can strike targets more than 700 kms away, from a test range at Chandipur near here. вЂ�The missile was test-п¬Ѓred from a mobile launcher positioned at launch pad 3 of Integrated Test Range at about 10.03 AM and the trial was totally successful,вЂ™ an ofп¬Ѓcial associated with the test said. вЂ�The п¬‚ight path of the missile was 1.13 hrs,вЂ™ the ofп¬Ѓcial said, adding that all desired parameters were met during the trial. вЂ�The outcome of the trial was ascertained by analysing the data retrieved from radars and telemetry points, monitoring the trajectories,вЂ™ the ofп¬Ѓcial said. It is the second test of the subsonic long range cruise missile вЂ�NirbhayвЂ™, which has a range of 700 to 1000 km, from the ITR. The maiden п¬‚ight, conducted on 12 March, 2013 could not achieve all the desired parameters as вЂ�the п¬‚ight had to be terminated mid-way when deviations were observed from its intended course,вЂ™ sources said. India has in its arsenal the 290 km range supersonic вЂ�BrahMosвЂ™ cruise missile which is jointly developed by India and Russia. But вЂ�NirbhayвЂ™ with long range capability is a different kind of missile being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). q Double bonanza for party workers I Good times n a major relief to AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court today granted her bail in a disproportionate assets case in which she was sentenced to four-year jail term. A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu stayed the sentence and warned Jayalalithaa against causing any delay by seeking adjournment in her appeal in Karnataka High Court. The bench directed Jayalalithaa to п¬Ѓle paperbook of her appeal in the High Court within two months. It refused to dispose of the bail plea and posted the case for hearing on 18 December to ensure that Jayalalithaa complies with its order. The bench also said that it would ask the high court to dispose of her appeal within three months. The apex court also granted bail to JayalalithaaвЂ™s close aide Sasikala and her relatives V N Sudhakaran, disowned foster-son of the former Chief Minister, and Ilavarasi. In Balasore, India today successfully test-п¬Ѓred its indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile вЂ�NirbhayвЂ™, which can strike targets more than 700 kms away, from a test range at Chandipur near here. вЂ�The missile was test-п¬Ѓred from a mobile launcher positioned at launch pad 3 of Integrated Test Range at about 10.03 AM and the trial was totally successful,вЂ™ an ofп¬Ѓcial associated with the test said. вЂ�The п¬‚ight path of the missile was 1.13 hrs,вЂ™ the ofп¬Ѓcial said, adding that all desired parameters were met during the trial. DEEPAVALI COMES EARLY FOR THEM on AIADMKвЂ™s anniversary NT Bureau / PTI New Delhi / Chennai, Oct 17: On a day when the AIADMK celebrated its Foundation Day, it turned out to be double bonanza for party workers, as general secretary J Jayalalithaa was granted bail by the Supreme Court in the DA case. The apex court also granted bail to JayalalithaaвЂ™s close aide Sasikala and her relatives V N Sudhakaran and Ilavarasi in the disproportionate assets case in which the four were sentenced to four-year jail term. Following this, Jayalalithaa and others are expected to come out of a Bengaluru jail today itself. A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu stayed the sentence and ordered the appellants against causing any delay by seeking adjournment in her appeal in Karnataka High Court. The bench directed Jayalalithaa and others to п¬Ѓle paperbook of her appeal in the High Court within two months, and п¬Ѓxed the date for 18 December. вЂ�If paperbook is not п¬Ѓled within two months, then we wonвЂ™t give you even a single day more,вЂ™ the bench said. Monsoon sets in over TN; city to get more rain JUMBO SHOWER Celebrations in TN Within no time of the Supreme Court granting bail to their leader, AIADMK workers in Chennai and all over Tamilnadu jumped into celebration mode, braving rain. Fire crackers were bursted and sweets were distributed at the party headquarters at Royapettah here. Party workers hailed the verdict and said вЂ�justice has wonвЂ™. Meanwhile, AIADMK activists from all over the State are said to have started to Chennai to accord grand welcome to Jayalalithaa. The Bench also said that it would ask the High Court to dispose of her appeal within three months. In an hour-long hearing, initially the bench expressed reservation on granting bail to her, saying the trial proceedingshad been delayed for years and if bail was given then appeal would be decided in two decades. Senior advocate Fali S Nariman, appearing for Jayalalithaa, assured the court that the matter would not be delayed, saying that he was willing to give the statement on afп¬Ѓdavit that no adjournment would be taken by her in the high court. вЂ�I undertake that no delay would be caused while appeal is heard by high court. It is not a game. It may have been a game before. You can record my statement,вЂ™ Nariman told the Bench. Jayalalithaa moved the Supreme Court seeking bail after the Karnataka High Court rejected her bail plea following her conviction in the disproportionate assets case. Jayalalithaa pleaded that she has been sentenced only for four years in the case and she is also suffering from various ailments as grounds for her immediate relief. She said as Chief Minister she did not misuse her powers in this case. AIADMK workers on celebration mode after Supreme Court granted bail to J Jayalalithaa. Photo: A R JAYAKUMAR CopsвЂ™ new strategy to tackle Deepavali crowd q T Nagar, Purasai, Flower Bazaar come under scrutiny Heavy rains have been predicted for Chennai and its suburbs. A scene at Sri Balamurugan temple at Porur this morning. Photo: K VIJAY ANAND Met ofп¬Ѓce said that the wind direction has changed to easterlies. This is an initial sign of the northeast monsoon NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: It had been unusually hot in the past week in Chennai despite the occasional thundershowers prompting questions as to when the northeast monsoon would set in. Overnight rains in the city have been followed by hefty showers this afternoon, giving residents a respite from the humidity. Meanwhile, the Met ofп¬Ѓce said the city would continue to experience rainfall in the next two days. Sources in the weather ofп¬Ѓce said the sky conditions would be generally cloudy. Rain or thundershower may occur in some areas. Maximum and minimum temperature would be around 33 and 27 degree Celsius respectively. Scattered thunderstorms are likely in the city and suburbs till Monday, the Met department said. There was speculation that the passing clouds from the northeast are the cause of it. Sources in the Met ofп¬Ѓce said that the wind direction has changed to easterlies. This is an initial sign of the northeast monsoon, they added. Normally, the northeast monsoon sets in around 20 October, and is crucial to the city as it contributes to nearly 87 cm of the yearly rainfall of 140 cm. вЂ�The climate was too hot yesterday. I was really surprised when I saw the drizzle today morning. For a marketing professional like me this deп¬Ѓnitely a boon as we donвЂ™t have to slog in the hot sunвЂ™, said Avinash, a resident of Virugambakkam. Many people in the city welcome the fall in temperature. вЂ�It was really humid and sultry last week. Rain is the need of the hour. But I hope it doesnвЂ™t affect our Deepavali celebrations,вЂ™ said Nirmala, a housewife from Adyar. Trafп¬Ѓc п¬‚ow remained largely unaffected in most parts of the city despite the overnight showers. However, in areas like Sardar Patel Road, waterlogging was reported and vehicles were stuck in the heavy trafп¬Ѓc. NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: With just four days to go for Deepavali, the police department has beefed up security in the city. A district-wise supervision plan has been laid out by the police to tackle any unforeseen circumstance. Crowded areas like T Nagar, Purasawalkam, Flower Bazaar, Washermenpet, Mylapore, Velacheri and Koyambedu bus terminus are the main areas of focus, say police sources. Police watch towers have been set up in places where people gather to shop. Congested areas will have policemen keeping constant vigil with binoculars and a section of personnel patrolling in mufti. Moreover, the police personnel have also been given address systems-a mic and a speaker to give instructions to the public. CCTV surveillances are on and barricades are set, particularly at bus stands. Special teams have also been formed to avert pickpocketing. Police sources have also made Eight wanted naxals surrender Raipur, Oct 17 (PTI): Eight naxals, including a deputy commander, carrying cash rewards on each of them surrendered in insurgency-hit Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. The eight cadres turned themselves in last evening citing disappointment over high-handedness of senior cadres and exploitation of women and lower rank rebels, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Narayanpur OP Sharma said. Of the surrendered, Raidhar Karanga (28) was one of the dreaded deputy commander rank cadre who was active in Rowghat region and was involved in Koyalibeda ambush leaving three police personnel dead in 2008-09, Sharma added. FESTIVAL OF LIGHT, SIGHT Police have been maintaining strict vigil in the shopping areas of Chennai Photo: B ANAND note of LED display boards which will flash public awareness messages. Two Deputy Commissioners, three Assistant Commissioners, 20 constables, 200 Armed Force person- nel and 150 Tamilnadu Special Force members will be on duty at T Nagar, while 200 policemen are deployed in Purasawalkam. The police helpline number for T Nagar is 9498100176. Black money info canвЂ™t be shared: Centre to SC New Delhi, Oct 17: The Centre today п¬Ѓled an application in the Supreme Court, saying it cannot disclose details of foreign accounts held by Indians in countries which are governed by bilateral double taxation avoidance treaties. Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani said that this is an attempt by the government to shield those who have stashed black money abroad. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear CentreвЂ™s application on 28 October. Meanwhile, a high-level delegation of tax and revenue officials is set to soon travel to Switzerland in order to pursue cases of black money and secret accounts held by Indians in banks in the Alpine nation. Reports said that the delegation, which will lay special focus on a number of pending requests, will be led by Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das and will have CBDT chairman K V Chowdary and two other ofп¬Ѓcials of the п¬Ѓnance ministryвЂ™s foreign taxation wing as its members. The ofп¬Ѓcial visit, reports said, was set up in quick time after the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) was taken into conп¬Ѓdence by investigative agencies that a oneon-one visit between the ofп¬Ѓcials of the two countries was necessary to take the probe in these cases forward. Modi meets top military ofп¬Ѓcers, holds crucial talks New Delhi, Oct 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the countryвЂ™s top military commanders for the first time at a conference during which he reportedly outlined his strategic vision and got a briefing on the overall security situation. The Combined CommandersвЂ™ conference of the three Services, according to reports, discussed ceasefire violations by Pakistan and developments on China border. Modi addressed the conference during which he outlined his strategic vision to the military directly. The situation along the Pakistan border and the Line of Actual Control with China was also said to have come up for discussion in the conference against the backdrop of recent developments. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, who is the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, Indian Navy chief, Admiral R K Dhowan and the Indian Army chief, General Dalbir Singh and others took part. The recent al-Qaeda announcement of a new wing in India and the possible threat from ISIS as well as terrorism in the country were also discussed, it is said. 2 FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER 2014 City STOOP Centre I N G DA NGER CHENNAI K TWIT PIC The best job goes to the person who ccan get it done without passing w the buck or coming back with excuses. A lamp post on SIDCO Nagar 42nd Street is slanted dangerously and residents want authorities to set it right at the earliest. FOOD FOR THOUGHT вЂњThe recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.вЂќ Raj Kundra @ TheRajKundra The --- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO: K VIJAY ANAND вЂ�Clean overgrown weeds, vegetationвЂ™ Canal story of CIT Nagar В‰Residents of Jagannathan Nagar in troubled waters В‰Desilting, raising height of parapet wall undertaken G ood news for those residents on the western side of the CIT Nagar canal ---- the work to connect the canal to Guindy is expected to be completed soon. It is undertaken by the Chennai Corporation Ward 171. The eastern side of the canal was recently renovated and occupants, living in close proximity largely beneЕїtted from it. The work is on full swing, with the completion of desilting and the height of parapet walls being raised. The recent works will help in resolving longstanding problems of occupants of neighbouring streets like Canal Bank Road and South West B o a g Road. Unwanted vegetation near the Railway track at North Jagannathan Nagar Second Main Road needs to be cleaned. F Most of the residents use this route, which is covered with vegetation on one side and it can be dangerous to use late in the evenings or residents of North Jagannathan Nagar Second Main Road, problems are a constant, it seems. Raghavendra Rao, secretary of North Jagannathan Nagar Welfare Association, said unwanted vegetation has grown near the Railway track on the roadside, which is a source of trouble. 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Connectivity, an issue for passengers Students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School participating at the awareness programme on вЂ�Clean hands save livesвЂ™ at Ashok Nagar in Chennai recently. For a clean hand Fortis Hospital conducts awareness drive on hygiene among children NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: The nursing team from Fortis Hospital organised an awareness drive on the theme вЂ�Clean hands save livesвЂ™ at Government Girls Higher Secondary School at Ashok Nagar recently. According to a press release, the awareness programme was organised to observe вЂ�Global Hand Washing DayвЂ™. More than 425 students from class VI to XII took part. The basic objective behind the programme was to build awareness and inculcate the healthy habit of maintaining the hygiene of hands among children aged between 12 and 18 years of age. It is estimated that washing hands with soap and water could reduce diarrheal disease-associated deaths by up to 50 per cent. A large percentage of foodborne disease outbreaks are spread by contaminated hands. Appropriate hand washing practices can reduce the risk of foodborne illness and other infections. Hand washing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by 16 per cent, the release said. The students were briefed on the importance of washing their hands at regular intervals and speciп¬Ѓcally before eating food. A concise audio visual presentation explaining the different steps and methods to wash hands was also screened specially for children at the event. Authorities from Fortis spoke on the beneп¬Ѓts of maintaining hygiene of hands. The use of an alcohol gel hand sanitizer in the classroom provided an overall reduction in absenteeism due to infection by 19.8 per cent among 16 elementary schools and 6,000 students, they said. In addition the teachers of the school took an oath to ensure the implementation and practice of following all that was taught to the children on maintaining the hygiene of hands diligently. The teachers will also encourage and guide students pass this knowledge on to other children. Fortis is working towards organising many such programmes in various schools in around the vicinity of the hospital on Arcot Road in the near future, the release said. NIVEDHIKA KRISHNAN Chennai, Oct 17: The bus terminus at Tambaram Sanatorium was opened amid much fanfare last year. However, the utility of the facility continues to raise questions. A section of residents said that the location is an issue and is one of the reasons for its underutilisation. The depot which has a capacity to accommodate 40 buses at a time mostly remains unoccupied. It was inaugurated with an aim to ease trafп¬Ѓc snarls and chaos on GST Road. However, things havenвЂ™t changed much, said some residents and motorists. The State Transport Corporation (STC) operates buses to Kancheepuram, Sriperumbudur, Vallakottai, Vellore and Chittoor from this stop. Besides, MTC buses largely utilise it as a normal bus stop, except buses bound for destinations like Padappai, Perambakkam, Mettukuppam and Ezhichur. Nevertheless, the location of the terminus prevents ofп¬Ѓcials from operating other MTC and STC buses from here. It is cited as a reason for non-operation of city buses from this stop. Shankar, a frequent commuter said, вЂ�Leave alone the city, people in the neighbourhood will find it difficult to reach the depot. East and West Tambaram residents have to catch an auto/ share auto/bus to reach here, which does not make senseвЂ™. Similarly, STC buses operating to the south parts of the State -- Tiruchi, Kumbakonam and Salem are scheduled from Tambaram mofussil bus depot. This leads to increased trafп¬Ѓc during weekends and there is chaos, especially on weekends. On the other hand, the Tambaram main bus depot, adjoining the Railway station, falls under a well-connected transport system. Thousands of visitors utilise the facility and around 6,000 MTC services pass through the place. Take the path less travelled: HC Judge SSN Institutions give scholarships worth Rs 4.2 cr to students Madras High Court Judge, Justice M Jaichandren giving away a scholarship to a student during the 16th annual scholarship day programme at SSN Institutions in Chennai recently. SSN Institutions president Kala Vijaykumar is also present. NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: Graduates of today need to to take the path less travelled and have the courage to sail through the high seas, said Justice M Jaichandren, Judge, Madras High Court. Participating at the 16th annual scholarship day programme at SSN Institutions here recently, he said students should have the quality of being noble, to have a keen sense of society and contribute with their Online essay contest 31 Oct NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: SIV-G in association with Sardar Vallabbhai Patel Memorial Trust, Chennai is organising national level online essay contest for students to commemorate the birthday celebrations of Sardar Patel on 31 October. According to a press release, contest will be held on the theme - Integrity and good governance. For further information and registration contact Suresh Govindarajan at 98790 12259 to log on to www. siv-g.org. emotions, time and materials to those in lower section. He commended SSN Institutions for its tradition of creating not only world class engineers but also exemplary human beings. Jaichandren distributed scholarships worth Rs 4.2 crore to around 605 students. Speaking on the occasion, SSN Institutions president Kala Vijaykumar, said, вЂ�It is very gratifying to note that the culture of giving back to uplift the deserving from rural is continuing. This is a prime example of the selffueling power of education in empowering and transforming the lives of rural youth in India; a dire need for the country to grow competitively in the global arena.вЂ™ Started in 1999, the SSN Scholarship Scheme has benefited over 6,200 students till date and over Rs 55 crore have been disbursed under various categories. SSN Institutions offers scholarships across various categories: Rural, walk-in-walk-out, sports, music and merit-cum-means scholarships. The scholarship Scheme beneп¬Ѓts all eligible students in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Engineering, Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and the Masters of Computer Applications (MCA) programmes. The alumni of SSN as in the previous years have once again extended support towards this effort by contributing nearly Rs 7.95 lakh to 31 students under the merit-cum-means category. SSN Institutions chairman R Srinivasan, SSN College of Engineering principal S Salivahanan and SSN School of Management director B Srinivasan were present at the scholarship day programme. Certiп¬Ѓcate course in learning disability NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: Care Institute of Behavioural Sciences is conducting a certiп¬Ѓcate course in learning disability (Dyslexia). According to a press release, the course is for mothers, teachers and health professionals to help children with Dyslexia. Admission is open and minimum eligibility is Plus Two. For details contact the institute at #1, 5th Street, Dr Thirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 34. Ph: 2821 2828 / 98439 74984. Email: [email protected] Tambaram-Sanatorium terminus on GST Road has 18 buys bays and 30 shops, but they are not utilised to the maximum. Developing a parallel terminus to ease congestion till Rajaji Road junction, may be regarded as a viable alternative, but connectivity to the facility remains key in terms of utilisation, lamented users. Ramanarayanan, a senior citizen and resident of West Tambaram said when the terminus was opened there was a feeling that all buses originating from Tambaram would start from here but that didnвЂ™t happen. He said it was a blessing in disguise because elderly persons like him would have been put to hardship as it was not well connected and reaching it would have meant shelling out money on travel by auto or share-autos. The location (of the terminus) has made it unviable for MTC to operate buses to various destinations in the city Sources said that MTC officials were looking to find ways to tackle the traffic chaos near the old terminus up to Rajaji Road intersection on GST Road. 4 FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER 2014 Blend WHAT NEWS TODAY PRINTS IS NEWS THAT COUNTS Time for action B y all accounts, the incumbent governments in both Maharashtra and Haryana are on the way out. Just as well. They had taken the voters for granted, pillaging taxpayersвЂ™ money, behaving arrogantly and generally adopting a deaf-and-dumb stance towards peopleвЂ™s everyday woes. Fifteen years of unmitigated corruption and misrule by the Congress-NCP combine in Maharashtra and ten years of HoodaвЂ™s вЂ�misruleвЂ™ in Haryana had alienated voters. There were money-making scams galore in both states, with Hooda buying job security by roping in Sonia GandhiвЂ™s notorious son-in-law Robert Vadra for the bestowing of special favours. The voter has now spoken. And if the exit polls are any indication, the voter has spoken most contemptuously, rejecting the ruling parties in the two states. However, whom he or she has preferred to put in the seats of power is less certain, though here again, there is no confusion as to which party is set to emerge as the single largest in the two assemblies. The Modi-led BJP is sitting pretty to emerge as by far the largest party in Maharashtra and Haryana. Indeed, a couple of well-regarded pollsters give the party clear majority in both states. The Modi-Shahled BJP had gambled big by going solo in these states. The gamble seems to have paid off rather well. It is notable that in neither State did the BJP have a majority of its own; in fact, in both states, it was always a junior ally of the dominant regional party, that is, of the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and the Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana. Now these once-senior partners seem to have been relegated to the second position to the BJP which, according to the exit polls, is on course to emerge as the top winner. That despite a weak organisational presence in the two States, a fact borne out by its п¬Ѓelding of new entrants in the polls, the BJP still worsted its rivals speaks volumes for the continuing pull of the Modi appeal. Five months after winning a record national mandate, the Modi magic remains undiminished. He singlehandedly seems to have pulled it off for his party. Neither a narrow regional appeal of the Sena, playing victim of an alleged betrayal by the alliance partner, nor the aggressive Jat appeal of the Chautalas seemed to have swayed the voters in the two states. The overriding concern of the voters seemed to be to elect someone who promises a purposeful and transparently uncorrupt government. The Modi-led BJP alone seemed to п¬Ѓt the bill among all the contenders. Yes, the actual results will only be out on Sunday. We can only speculate on the outcome until then. But, regardless of the ofп¬Ѓcial results, now that the polls in the two key states are behind us, it is time for the Modi Government to take some tough decisions. There ought to be no more distractions ahead --- yes, elections in Jharkand and J&K are due next, but these cannot be allowed to impact governance. Five months after his installation, Prime Minister Modi now has no excuse to shelve vital reforms necessary for faster growth. Thus far, he has merely sought to clear the mess left behind by the previous government. Now he is expected to implement his economic and social blueprint to put India back on the growth trajectory. Modi should begin to implement the long-awaited Goods and Services Tax. Given the pole position of the BJP in the federal polity, reaching a consensus on GST should no longer pose an insurmountable problem. Again, Modi has already unveiled his potentially revolutionary reform to free the manufacturing sector of the corrupt inspector raj. Another vital reform should break the monopoly of the agriculture produce marketing committees, which exploit vegetable and fruit growers and also milk consumers of these essentials for prohibitively high proп¬Ѓts. The retrograde land and labour legislations need to be urgently updated to facilitate rather than hinder infrastructure and manufacturing expansion. There are a number of other important issues which require the Prime MinisterвЂ™s attention, but it should sufп¬Ѓce to mention here that given his commitment to put India on the path of faster growth, he is unlikely to allow any obstacles to stand in his way. Changing the вЂ�anything goesвЂ™ mentality of the permanent bureaucracy is an equally big challenge. Modi has the popular and legislative support to ensure that the bureaucracy plays its part in the nation-building task. So far, he has done well to touch upon universal problems like cleanliness, attendance in ofп¬Ѓces, ridding the statute book of obsolete laws, etc. Now, he will need to undertake major structural reforms in the economic and political sphere to make India work. People believe he can do it. Hence the vote for the BJP in the Maharashtra and Haryana polls. Voice Mail Safety at risk Sir, Road transport in lndia is very popular for various reasons, but the condition of lndian roads is very poor and deplorable. Pressure on roads has been on increase and the number of vehicles is going up by leaps and bounds. Lack of road-sense has further complicated the matters. Driving licenses are given on illegal gratiп¬Ѓcations to the authorities and trafп¬Ѓc rules and regulations are thrown to the winds. Overloading is one of the major factors of road- accidents and deaths. The condition of the vehicles is hardly found road-worthy. Drug-abuse and addiction by drivers is another major cause of accidents. The ever increasing use of mobile phones has posed a new challenge to road-safety. lmmediate and effective steps should be taken to check the ever increasing number of road-accidents and deaths. Lane discipline is missing; road-safety measures are thrown to the winds; drivers, particularly the youth zig-zag on the roads and the trafп¬Ѓc police remain a silent spectator. Red-lights are often jumped, particularly in the early and late hours of the day. Over speeding and violating the prescribed limits are also there in abundance. There is hardly any round-about discipline. SENTHIL NATHAN By email ADDRESS YOUR LETTERS TO : The Editor, News Today, 85, Mount Road, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032. or e-mail to : [email protected] / [email protected] CHENNAI Ebola scare, Obama czar вЂ�Travel ban not the best way to prevent spread of virusвЂ™ WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has said he might consider appointing an вЂ�Ebola czarвЂ™ to help coordinate efforts to combat the deadly disease and shot down calls for a travel ban to West African countries that have been ravaged by the epidemic. вЂ�It may make sense for us to have one person, in part just so that after this initial surge of activity we can have a more regular process just to make sure that weвЂ™re crossing all the TвЂ™s and dotting all the IвЂ™s going forward,вЂ™ Obama told reporters when asked if he is planning to appoint an Ebola czar. Talking to reporters after holding meeting with his top national security and health ofп¬Ѓcials, Obama said travel ban might not be the best way to prevent the spread of this virus. вЂ�It is currently the judgment of all those who have been involved that a п¬‚atout travel ban is not the best way to go,вЂ™ he said. вЂ�I donвЂ™t have a philosophical objection necessarily to a travel ban if that is the thing that is going to keep the American people safe. The problem is, is that in all the discussions IвЂ™ve had thus far with experts in the п¬Ѓeld, experts in infectious disease, is that a travel ban is less effective than the measures that we are currently instituting,вЂ™ he said. вЂ�If we institute a travel ban instead of the protocols that weвЂ™ve put in place now, history shows that there is a likelihood of increased avoidance. People do not readily disclose their information,вЂ™ he said. ObamaвЂ™s remarks came as more Surgical robot takes different route WASHINGTON: In a new non-invasive method to treat severe epilepsy, researchers have developed a surgical robot that uses an alternative point of entry in brain surgery - through the cheek. For those most severely affected, treating epilepsy means drilling through the skull deep into the brain to destroy the small area where the seizures originate - invasive, dangerous and with a long recovery period. To address epileptic seizures in a less invasive way, a team of Vanderbilt University engineers developed a robotic device that pokes through the cheek and enters the brain from underneath which avoids having to drill through the skull and is much DonвЂ™t mention the war! LONDON: From a copy of the medieval Gutenberg bible to Karl MarxвЂ™s Capital, an exhibition opening at the British Museum in London explores 600 years of German history frequently overshadowed by Nazi horrors. The show вЂ�Germany, memories of a nationвЂ™ runs until January, with an iconic 1953 Volkswagen Beetle car gracing the museumвЂ™s entrance hall. The post-war vehicle serves as a symbol for a show that seeks to get beyond tired World War II cliches about Germany that have proved particularly persistent in Britain. вЂ�There is this focus especially on the period of the Third Reich, and any section of German history books in Britain will be overwhelmingly dominated by the World War II,вЂ™ Barrie Cook, one of the exhibitionвЂ™s curators, told AFP AFP.. closer to the target area. To do so, however, meant developing a shape-memory alloy needle that can be precisely steered along a curving path and a robotic platform that can operate inside the powerful magnetic п¬Ѓeld created by an Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The business end of the device is a 1.14 mm nickel-titanium needle that operates like a mechanical pencil, with concentric tubes, some of which are curved, that allow the tip to follow a curved path into the brain. Using compressed air, a robotic platform controllably steers and advances the needle segments a millimetre at a time. According to David Comber, the graduate student in mechanical engineering who did much of the design work, they have measured the accuracy of the system in the lab and found that it is better than 1.18 mm, which is considered sufп¬Ѓcient for such an operation. In addition, the needle is inserted in tiny, millimetre steps so the surgeon can track its position by taking successive MRI scans. than 70 lawmakers urged Obama Administration for a travel ban on passengers coming from the Ebola virus affected African countries. вЂ�Elephant ManвЂ™ goes under scalpel BEIJING: A Chinese man has undergone a series of life-changing operations to remove the worldвЂ™s largest facial tumour that weighed 25 kg and hung down to his waist. Huang Chuncai, 37, suffers from an extreme case of neuroп¬Ѓbromatosis, a rare condition that caused him to develop a facial tumour that weighed 25 kg. Before his п¬Ѓrst surgery, ChuncaiвЂ™s tumour hung down to his waist and weighed the same as a four-yearold child, вЂ�metro.co.ukвЂ™ reported. Do we have second Himalaya range? MELBOURNE: Scientists have found evidence of a huge mountain range similar in scale to the Himalayas which spanned at least 2,500 kilometres and sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago. The mountain range spanned at least 2,500 kilometres of modern west Africa and northeast Brazil, which at that time were part of the supercontinent Gondwana. вЂ�Just like the Himalayas, this range was eroded intensely because it was so huge. As the sediments washed into the oceans they provided the perfect nutrients for life to п¬‚ourish,вЂ™ said Professor Daniela Rubatto of the Research School of Earth Sciences at The Australian National University (ANU). вЂ�Scientists have speculated that such a large mountain range must have been feeding the oceans because of the way life thrived and ocean chemistry changed at this time, and п¬Ѓnally we have found it,вЂ™ Rubatto said. The discovery is the earliest evidence of Himalayan- scale mountains on Earth, scientists said. вЂ�Although the mountains have long since washed away, rocks from their roots told the story of the ancient mountain rangeвЂ™s grandeur,вЂ™ said co-researcher Professor Joerg Hermann. вЂ�The range was formed by two continents colliding. During this collision, rocks from the crust were pushed around 100 kilometres deep into the mantle, where the high temperatures and pressures formed new minerals,вЂ™ Hermann said. WorldвЂ™s thinnest electric generator developed NEW YORK: Researchers claim to have developed the worldвЂ™s thinnest electric generator that is optically transparent, extremely light, very bendable and stretchable. Investigators from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulп¬Ѓde (MoS2). The finding resulted in a unique electric generator and mechanosensation devices that are optically transparent, extremely light, and very US PresidentвЂ™s remarks came as more than 70 lawmakers urged Obama Administration for a travel ban on passengers coming from the Ebola virus affected African countries bendable and stretchable. Researchers demonstrated the mechanical generation of electricity from the two-dimensional (2D) MoS2 material. The piezoelectric effect in this material had previously been predicted theoretically. Piezoelectricity is a well-known effect in which stretching or compressing a material causes it to generate an electrical voltage (or the reverse, in which an applied voltage causes it to expand or contract). But for materials of only a few atomic thicknesses, no experimental observation of piezoelectricity has been made, until now. The observation provides a new property for two-dimensional materials such as molybdenum disulп¬Ѓde, opening the potential for new types of mechanically controlled electronic devices. Argentina launches first home-built satellite BUENOS AIRES: Argentina has launched its first domestically built communications satellite. The ARSAT-1 satellite launched yesterday is the п¬Ѓrst to be constructed with local technology in Latin America. It was built by a crew of about 500 scientists over seven years at a cost of $250 million. The satellite was launched from a base in French Guyana and is to orbit 36,000 kilometers above Earth. ItвЂ™s designed to provide digital television and cellphone services to Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. ARSAT-1 is also expected to improve telephone and Internet connections in remote places, including for scientists are working in the Antarctic region. Chimps have favourite вЂ�tool setвЂ™ for hunting LONDON: Chimpanzees search for the right tools from a key plant species when preparing to вЂ�ant dipвЂ™ - a technique that enables them to feast on army ants without getting bitten, a new study has found. West African chimpanzees will search far and wide to п¬Ѓnd Alchornea hirtella, a spindly shrub whose straight shoots provide the ideal tools to hunt aggressive army ants, researchers said. The plant provides the animals with two different types of tool, a thicker shoot for вЂ�diggingвЂ™ and a more slender tool for вЂ�dippingвЂ™. On locating an army ant colony, chimpanzees will dig into the nest with the п¬Ѓrst tool - aggravating the insects. They then dip the second tool into the nest, causing the angry ants to swarm up it. Once the slender shoot is covered in ants, the chimpanzees pull it out and wipe their fingers along it: scooping up the ants until they have a substantial handful that goes straight into the mouth. This technique вЂ�ant dippingвЂ™ - was previously believed to be a last resort for the hungry apes, only exploited when the animalвЂ™s preferred food of fruit couldnвЂ™t be found. But the latest study based on over ten years of data, showed that, in fact, army ants are a staple in the chimpanzee diet - eaten all year round regardless of available sources of fruit. Ants may be an important source of essential nutrients not available in the typical diet, said researchers, as well as a potential source of protein and fats. вЂ�Ant dipping is a remarkable feat of problem-solving on the part of chimpanzees,вЂ™ said Dr Kathelijne Koops from the University of CambridgeвЂ™s Division of Biological Anthropology and Junior Research Fellow of Homerton College. вЂ�If they tried to gather ants from the ground with their hands, they would end up horribly bitten with very little to show for it. But by using a tool set, preying on these social insects may prove as nutritionally lucrative as hunting a small mammal - a solid chunk of protein,вЂ™ Koops said. Enterprise CHENNAI FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER 2014 5 India Inc lauds labour reforms q вЂ�Aimed at boosting investor sentiment and are pro-growthвЂ™ NLC Chairman and Managing Director B Surender Mohan presenting the cheque of Rs 422.78 crore, as п¬Ѓnal dividend to Union Minster of Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal in New Delhi Thursday. NLC disburses п¬Ѓnal dividend to govt NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: Neyveli Lignite Corporation ( NLC) Limited has paid the government the п¬Ѓnal dividend of Rs 271.79 crore on its share capital held by the President of India. According to a press release, a cheque to this amount was handed over to Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, by the NLCвЂ™s chairman and managing director, B Surender Mohan in New Delhi on Thursday. Secretary Coal, S K Srivastava and Joint Secretary, A K Bhalla were also present on the occasion. Taking into account the interim dividend of Rs 150.99 crore paid during March 2014, the total dividend paid to government of India for the year 2013-14 was Rs 422.78 crore. Ashok Leyland gets more orders from Sri Lanka NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: Ashok Leyland, through its joint venture in Sri Lanka, has received an order for 630 buses worth $17 mn from private bus operators-backed by the Government of Sri Lanka. This order comes on the heels of the earlier order for 2200 buses. In an ofп¬Ѓcial statement, Ashok LeylandвЂ™s managing director, Vinod K Dasari, said, вЂ�This order is further evidence ofthe conп¬Ѓdence Sri Lankan customers have in our capability to offer the most appropriate products and transport solutions to them, through our JV company, Lanka Ashok Leyland. This JV with the government is a publicly listed company and has been performing very well for its customers as well as shareholdersвЂ™. Tamil scholar Solomon Pappaiah launching Nivaran 90 Antacid Digestive Pellet (inset) at a debate programme in Chennai recently. HCL Technologies Q1 net up NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: HCL Technologies on Thursday reported 32.3 per cent rise in consolidated net proп¬Ѓt at Rs 1,873 crore for the п¬Ѓrst quarter ended 30 September on the back of strong growth in Europe and business services. According to a press release, the company had posted a net proп¬Ѓt of Rs 1,416 crore in the year-ago period with consolidated revenues growing at 9.7 per cent at Rs 8,735 crore in the July-September quarter of this п¬Ѓscal as against Rs 7,961 crore in the same quarter of the previous п¬Ѓscal. Revenues rose by 12.8 per cent to $1.43 billion during the review period from $1.27 billion in the corresponding quarter last п¬Ѓscal. вЂ�We have posted another healthy quarter of broad-based growth led by a revenue increase of 3.2 per cent quarter-on- quarter in constant currencyвЂ™, HCL Technologies CEO Anant Gupta said. Revenues from Europe grew 20.8 per cent y-o-y, while that from Americas grew 11.1 per cent during the said quarter. Americas crossed the $3 billion in revenue milestone on LTM basis, the release said. New iPads to help Apple regain momentum Cupertino, Oct 17 (AFP): Apple, facing tough competition in the tablet market, on Thursday unveiled a new line-up of iPads that feature its mobile payments system and include the п¬Ѓngerprint unlock used on iPhones. The California tech giant said its new iPad Air 2 would be thinner than its rivals, with upgraded graphics power and other features. The new line-up aims to help Apple regain ground in a tablet market increasingly dominated by the rival Android platform. Apple said its mobile payments system known as Apple Pay, allowing iPhone and iPad users to tap their devices to pay at retailers, would begin operations Monday with more banks and merchants on board. The iPad Air 2 is 18 percent thinner than its predecessor, Apple said as it unveiled the new device at its Cupertino, California headquarters. The new design at 6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches) вЂ�makes it the worldвЂ™s thinnest tabletвЂ™, the companyвЂ™s vice president Phil Schiller said. вЂ�ItвЂ™s so thin you can stack two of them and it will still be thinner than the original iPadвЂ™. The aluminum-body tablet uses a new A8X processor, and boasts up to 10 hours of battery life. It weighs 435 grams (0.96 pounds) and has twin cameras capable of producing high-deп¬Ѓnition videos. The new slimmed-down tablet comes after last yearвЂ™s iPad launch prompted rivals to say they had a slimmer proп¬Ѓle. The new tablet comes with a more powerful processor that delivers livelier graphics, improved battery life and Touch ID, the п¬Ѓngerprint unlock system that Apple introduced last year on its iPhones. Apple also upgraded its smaller tablet, called the iPad Mini 3, which will also have the Touch ID system. Pricing will start at $399 for the new iPad mini, and $499 for the iPad Air 2. Apple will cut prices for the current iPad models. Apple chief Tim Cook said the iPad has been wildly successful, with 225 million units sold in the four years since the initial launch. But in a tablet market that is cooling, the rival Android platform has been gaining share. New Delhi, Oct 17 (PTI) Labour reforms unveiled by the government on Thursday will make it easier to do business in India and boost global investor sentiment by easing compliance burden and ushering in transparency, according to Indian industry. The reforms aimed at eliminating вЂ�Inspector RajвЂ™ will create a conducive environment for growth of businesses as they can look forward to simpler procedures and provide a huge п¬Ѓllip to manufacturing, industry bodies said. вЂ�We welcome the Labour MinistryвЂ™s initiative of launching the вЂ�Shram Suvidha PortalвЂ™ to facilitate a single window for compliance of labour lawsвЂ™, CII director general Chandrajit Banerjee said. вЂ�Simpliп¬Ѓcation of procedures has been a long standing concern of industry and this initiative will considerably ease the burden of compliances especially for small & medium enterprises (SME) sectorвЂ™, he added. We welcome the Labour MinistryвЂ™s initiative of launching the вЂ�Shram Suvidha PortalвЂ™ to facilitate a single window for compliance of labour laws вЂ” CHANDRAJIT BANERJEE CII director general Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a string of labour reforms, including measures to end вЂ�Inspector RajвЂ™, asserting that ease of doing business is вЂ�essentialвЂ™ to ensure the вЂ�Make-in-IndiaвЂ™ campaign is successful. He dedicated a number of schemes under Shramev Jayate (work alone triumphs) programme which includes portability through universal account number for employee provident fund, single window portal to enable doing business with labour ministry and labour inspection scheme in central sphere. PHD Chamber president Sharad Jaipuria termed вЂ�Shramev JayateвЂ™ a success mantra that would not only create millions of job opportunities but also facilitate in reaping the demographic dividend and enhance ease of doing business. ExportersвЂ™ body FIEO said: вЂ�Filing single tax return to comply with 16 labour laws, provision for single window, self certiп¬Ѓcation, and computerised random selection of units for inspection will add to the ease of doing business which is a basic requisite both for domestic manufacturers and foreign investorsвЂ™. Assocham secretary general D S Rawat said: вЂ�The simpliп¬Ѓcation of procedures and introduction of a uniп¬Ѓed web portal to ensure compliance with labour laws is a welcome move which will avoid harassment at the hands of inspectorsвЂ™. On skills development, FICCI said it вЂ�feels that every work place should have a training centre, whether it is a factory or a service organisation and industry needs to be encouraged sufп¬Ѓciently. It is a welcome gesture that MSMEs will be subsidised 50 per cent of the Apprentice salaryвЂ™. FICCI also welcomed adoption of the Uniп¬Ѓed Account Number by the EPF organisation saying that it would not only make transfer of accounts simpler, but also solve the issue of unclaimed accounts which hold Rs 27,000 crore. All eyes on Arvind Country has weakest retirement system: Report q Will new team fulп¬Ѓl aspirations of govt, people? Mumbai, Oct 17 (PTI): IndiaвЂ™s retirement system continues to rank the lowest amongst the 25 countries, with less than six per cent of the working population in the country covered under private pension plans while Denmark tops the list with its well-funded plan, according to a recent report. The countryвЂ™s score largely remained unchanged at a grade of вЂ�DвЂ™, which is between 35 and 50, indicating that it has some sound features but there are major omissions or weaknesses, according to 2014 Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI). The report also pointed out that the D-grade classiп¬Ѓcation may also occur in the relatively early stages of the development of a particular countryвЂ™s retirement income system, like India, China, Indonesia and Korea. The public sector in India has adequate retirement beneп¬Ѓts through other additional retirement beneп¬Ѓts provided, but they represent only a small fraction of the entire population of India, it explained. Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, has been appointed as IndiaвЂ™s new chief economic adviser (CEA) New Delhi, Oct 17: as IndiaвЂ™s new chief economic adviser (CEA), the government said Thursday. Two high-level appointments in the Finance Ministry, announced on Thursday, effectively give п¬Ѓnal shape to Subramanian has been appointed as CEA вЂ�for 3 years the new team which will shepherd the NDA on contract basis, in the pay scale of Rs. 80,000 governmentвЂ™s п¬Ѓrst full-п¬‚edged Budget. Arvind from the date of appointment or superannuaSubramanian has been brought in as the new tion, whichever is earlier,вЂ™ a п¬Ѓnance ministry Chief Economic Advisor and Rajasthan Chief statement said. Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi is the new Secretary, вЂ�I am absolutely honoured and privileged to Department of Economic Affairs. come at this time,вЂ™ Subramanian said in a brief Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram, also interaction with reporters. вЂ�It is a time of great Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, dynamism for Indian economy... to serve a has been shunted out as Secretary, Tourism government that had the mandate for reform Department, as part of a larger bureaucratic and change.вЂ™ shake-up in which 20 ofп¬Ѓ cials have been The CEA, a post that has been lying vacant Aravind Subramanian since September last year after Raghuram transferred. Signiп¬Ѓcantly, Mayaram and Mehrishi are both IAS ofRajan took over as new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) п¬Ѓcers belonging to Rajasthan cadre, and of the same Governor, is usually the main go-to person for advice batch (1978). for the п¬Ѓnance minister on macro-economic matters and primary responsibilities, among others, include authoring Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow at the Peterson the mid-year analysis and the Economic Survey. Institute for International Economics, has been appointed Federal Bank H1 proп¬Ѓts grow NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: Federal Bank on Thursday reported a 6.42 per cent rise in September quarter net at Rs 240.30 crore, helped by a reduction in bad assets and better income. According to a press release, the asset quality of the bank continued to improve with the gross NPA coming down by 129 basis points from 3.39 per cent as on 30 September 2013 to 2.10 per cent as on 30 September 2014. Net interest income recorded a y-o-y growth of 10.48 per cent as it improved from Rs 548.35 crore in Q2 FY14 to Rs 605.80 crore in Q2 FY15. Total income for Q2 grew by 11.17 per cent to Rs 2,065.44 crore, while net proп¬Ѓt increased by 6.42 per cent from Rs 225.81 crore to Rs 240.30 crore. Net Interest Margin (NIM) increased to 3.35 per cent from 3.30 per cent, while total deposits increased by 13.68 per cent from Rs 56,793.74 crore to Rs 64,563.86 crore, the release said. IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS (Testamentary And Intestate Jurisdiction) O.P.NO: 405 OF 2014 In the matter of Indian Succession Act XXXIX of 1925 and In the matter of estate of M.Natarajan died intestate. G. KAMALAMBIGAI, W/o.N.Gopi, New No.7, Old No.10, East Mada Street, Velacherry, Chennai - 600 042. ... Petitioner -VsV. SAROJA, W/o.Late. Venkatesan, New No.9, Old No.11, East Mada Street, Velacherry, Chennai - 600 042. ... Respondent Take notice that as per the order of the Learned Master dated 15.09.2014 that all persons claiming to have interest in the estate of the deceased Mr. M. Natarajan son of Manicka Naicker, lastly resided at New No.9, Old No.11, East Mada Street, Velacherry, Chennai - 600 042 who died on 08.01.1988, are hereby cited to come and see the proceedings on 10.11.2014 at 10.30 a.m. before the Learned Master sitting in the Original Side of the High Court of Judicature at Madras and п¬Ѓle their objections, if any think п¬Ѓt, before the Grant of Letters of Administration to the petitioner. Dated at Chennai on this the 14th day of October, 2014 Sd/-Asst. Registrar (O.S.-I), High Court, Madras K. Ashokumar & K. Ganesan Advocate for Petitioner To, 10.10.2014 Mr.D.RAMESH, NO.33/1, PlLLAIYAR KOlL STREET, REDHlLLS, CHENNAI - 600 052. ... 1st Defendant Mrs. KAMALA AMMAL, NO.33/1, PlLLAIYAR KOlL STREET, REDHlLLS, CHENNAI - 600 052. ... 2nd Defendant Mr.V.DOMANIC IRUDAYARAJ, NO.190, IIIRD MAIN ROAD, K K R GARDEN, MADHAVARM, CHENNAI- 600 060. ... 3rd Defendant Sub: O. A. NO. 254 of 2014 IN I.A.NO.326 OF 2014 ICICI Bank Limited .... Applicant vs D. RAMESH AND TWO OTHERS ... Defendant Sir The Applicant had filed an Application in O. A .No.25 4 of 2013 before the HonвЂ™ble Debt Recover y Tribunal III, Chennai for recovery of an amount of Rs. 12,79,757.21p (Rupees Twelve lakhs Seventy Nine Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Seven and Paisa Twenty One only) as on. 09.12.2013 which is due and payable in your Home Loan Facility A c coun t No.L BCHE0 0 0 0 0 9 3 070 6. Further the applicant bank had also filed an interim application seeking a direction from the HonвЂ™ble Tribunal DRT III directing the Defendants to furnish security for an amount of Rs. 12,79,757.21p failing which to pass an order for attachment before judgment of the Immovable properties mentioned in the Schedule hereunder. The said IA No. 326 of 2014 was heard and the HonвЂ™ble Debt Recovery Tribunal III, Chennai was pleased to direct the defendants to furnish security by 19.08.2014 and further directed the applicant bank to take a paper publication on the above subject. Further time was granted to the applicant bank to take paper publication till 20.10.2014 The said application stands posted on 20.10.2014. Hence you are hereby requested to furnish security as directed by the HonвЂ™ble Debt Recovery Tribunal III, Chennai., failing which appear the mat ter may be decided in your absence. SCHEDULE OF THE PROPERTY All that piece and parcel of land with building, land of an extent of 1200 Sq.Ft comprised in survey No.27/1, Door No.573/B, Anna Nagar, Nathiampakkam Village, Poneri Taluk, Thiruvallur District and Registration district of North Chennai and SubRegistration Office at Thiruvetriur. Bounded at:- North By : Land with Building In Mr Mahendiran, South By : Arumugam Vacant land, East By : Road, West By : Panchayat Road. At Measuring:- North to Southern Side 30 Feet, East to Western Side 30 Feet, Total Extent of Land with Building 1200 Sq.Ft. M/s. Sai Krishnan Associates Counsel for Applicant PUBLIC NOTICE Notice Is Hereby Given On Behalf Of My Client M/s.jtm Constructions Having Its Office At No 353,Amala Annai Shopping CompleGST Road,Chrompet,Chennai-600044 Represented By Its Proprietor Mr.I.JOSEPH ANNADURAI,S/0.Mr.S.INYASI,intends To Create A Purchase Over The Schedule Mentioned Property Belonging To Mr.BASKAR, SON OF VEERARAGAVAN And MR.UDHAYA KUMAR,Son Of VEERARAGAVAN,Residing At No 14 Mastan Serif Street,Nehru Nagar Pallavaram Chennai-600043,Who Has Approached Our Client For A Purchase Should Any Of The General Public Have Any Objection Regarding The Said Creation Of Charge.the Same May Be Registered At OurClients Address Within Ten Days From Publications Of The Notice 3&2* (-&3,* I, G. INDIRAKUMAR, son of Thiru Govindarajulu, born on 25th May 1955 (native district: Chennai), residing at No.7/3, Kamarajar Street, Lakshmipuram, Kolathur, Chennai- 600 099, shall henceforth be known as G. INDIRAN. G. INDIRAKUMAR. Chennai, 15th April 2013. Schedule All That Piece And Parcel Of Land At Plot No 111,4th Main Road Venkatraman Nagar Chennai-600064 Situated In S.no.45 & And 47,hasthinapuram Village Alandur Taluk,Kanchipuram District, Measuring A Total Extent Of 3240 Sqft Situated Within The Registration District Of Chennai-South And Sub Registration District Of Pallavaram Advocate D.RAJARAMAN,B.A.B.L., 94440 30449 3&2* (-&3,* I, MINI SUBRAMANIAM, Wife of Thiru S.Sankar Ganesh, born on 13th May 1973, (native distict: Kannur- Kerala), residing at Plot No.51, EB Colony 4th Road, 2nd Cross, Adambakkam, Chennai- 600 088, shall henceforth be known as MINI GANESH. MINI SUBRAMANIAM. Chennai, 23rd September 2014. To, S. KANNAN, NO.85/5, RAJAJI NAGAR MAIN ROAD, ALBEA NAGAR, SPRINGS APARTMENTS, FLAT NO.B-3, BLOCK NO.3, THIRUVANMIYUR, CHENNAl - 600041 AND ALSO AT DOOR NO.9, 4TH FLOOR, 52/ 1, MANNADY STREET, CHENNAl - 600001 ... 1ST DEFENDANT K. NITHYA, NO.85/5, RAJAJI NAGAR MAIN ROAD, ALBEA NAGAR, SPRINGS APARTMENTS, FLAT NO.B-3, BLOCK NO.3, THIRUV ANMIYUR, CHENNAl - 600041. .. 2ND DEFENDANT IN THE COURT OF DEBTS RECOVERY TRIBUNAL II AT CHENNAl (770A, 4th FLOOR, DEWA TOWERS, ANNA SALAI, CHENNAI - 600002) O. A. NO. 128 of 2014 HDFC Bank Limited .... Applicant vs S. KANNAN ...1st Defendant K. NITHYA ... 2nd Defendant Sir The Applicant had filed an Application in O.A.No.128 of 2014 before the HonвЂ™ble Debt Recover y Tribunal II, Chennai for an amount of Rs.18,32,826.66p (Rupees Eighteen Lakhs thir ty two Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty Six and Paisa Sixty Six only) as on 05.06.2014 which is due and payable in your Commercial Vehicle Loan account No. 22251495 in consistence with the loan agreement. The said matter was posted for hearing on 22.08.2014 before the Registrar OF HonвЂ™ble Debt Recovery Tribunal II, Chennai and after hearing the application the Registrar was pleased to order Paper Publication to both of you on the above subject. Further time was granted to the applicant bank to take paper publication till 27.10.2014. The said application stands posted on 27.10.2014. Hence both of you are hereby requested to appear either in person or through your pleader on the hearing date i.e., 27.10.2014 at 11:00 am, failing which the matter may be decided in your absence. T.K.M. SAI KRISHNAN Counsel for Applicant Read 18.09.2014 PLACE: CHENNAI Every evening 6 FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER 2014 Sports вЂ�KP may never play in England againвЂ™ City Sports Easy win for SRM NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: SRM posted an easy 25-20, 2523, 25-17 win over Indian Bank with attacker Sathriyan and libero Angamuthu played well, in the SRM University -- Chennai District вЂ�AвЂ™ Division Volleyball League Championship 2014 at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium, Egmore here, yesterday. In other matches, Tamilnadu Police beat SDAT 25-21, 25-20, 20-25, 25-14, St JosephвЂ™s held off the challenge of Panimalar, winning 25-14, 18-25, 20-25, 2521, 15-12 and Southern Railway edged out ICF 25-20, 15-25, 1925, 26-24, 15-12. Asian medal winners feted Former вЂ�keeper Jones says вЂ�golden eraвЂ™ being tarnished Ash (England), Oct 17: Kevin Pietersen may have played his last professional game of cricket in England, former international team mate Geraint Jones said on Thursday. South African-born batsman Pietersen, sacked by England at the start of the year, caused a storm of controversy this month when he attacked the national cricket board and several former team mates in a book. The 34-year-old, who represented Surrey this year in limited-overs cricket, now seems set to ply his trade in domestic Twenty20 competitions around the world and ex-England wicketkeeper Jones said that would be a real shame. вЂ�An English county Taylor out of ODI series vs Proteas Sailors Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Neducheziyan with Admiral R K Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff and president, YAI. IndiaвЂ™s top women sailors Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan of the Tamilnadu Sailing Association, who won won a bronze medal in the Incheon Asian Games recently, were felicitated by the Yachting Association of India for the achievement. Admiral R K Dhowan, Chief of the Naval Staff and President, Yachting Association of India congratulated them and presented mementos. In his message, he wished the two sailors good luck and said the вЂ�achievement is a reflection of the long hours of hard work put in by the girls, and of the perseverance and zeal to excel in the sport.вЂ™ He also said that the medal would inspire the sailors as they prepare for the next Olympics. Indians bow out The Indian challenge in the WomenвЂ™s World 9 ball Championship 2014 came to an end on the conclusion of day one at Guilin, China. A press note said Neena Praveen lost her 1st match to Joanne Ashton (Canada) 0-7 while Suniti Damani was drawn to meet the No.3 seed in the world Rubilin Amit (the Philippines) and lost 2-7. In the losers bracket, Neena lost to world no.12 Yu Ram Cha (Korea) 1-7 and Suniti lost to Line Kjorsvik (Norway) 1-7. CHENNAI Wellington, Oct 17: New ZealandвЂ™s former skipper Ross Taylor and paceman Adam Milne will miss the upcoming one-day international series against South Africa because of injury, New Zealand Cricket said on Friday. Top order batsman Taylor, a veteran of 137 ODIs, has a calf problem, while Milne is struggling with an elbow injury and both were ruled out of a warm-up match for the series against Ireland in Hamilton on Saturday. Fast-medium swing bowler Tim Southee is battling a shoulder injury but should be п¬Ѓt to face the Proteas in the п¬Ѓrst of three one-day matches in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. may pick him up for Twenty20 cricket next year but if they donвЂ™t I think heвЂ™s gone,вЂ™ Jones told Reuters in an interview while attending the Volvo World Match Play Golf Championship in Kent on Thursday. вЂ�KevinвЂ™s not featuring in four-day cricket these days so he could turn into one of those touring world T20 players. I think thereвЂ™s a very good chance we wonвЂ™t see him out in the middle again in England.вЂ™ Pietersen believes he still has a chance of returning to the international stage but Jones, who played alongside the swashbuckling batsman when England won the Ashes in 2005 for the п¬Ѓrst time in 18 years, said his actions were at odds with his words. вЂ�If you look at his performances in the last 12 months and the fact that he doesnвЂ™t play in the four-day format any more, he simply canвЂ™t play international cricket,вЂ™ said the 38-year-old who was released by Kent at the end of last season. вЂ�You have to show some commitment and desire for a county side to warrant selection by England to back up all the chat. вЂ�If KevinвЂ™s serious he will go and play for a county next year and commit to everything, four-day cricket and all, but I canвЂ™t see that happening.вЂ™ AndrewsвЂ™ п¬Ѓne bowling in vain NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: Titus AndrewsвЂ™ seven-wicket haul went in vain as Flak India RC went down by 26 runs to Leo CC in a second division match of the TNCA-Kancheepuram District Cricket Association here recently. Scores -- Second Division: Asian Sports Club 179 for 4 in 30 overs (Adityanagarajan 57, K V S V Uday Tejha 68 n.o) lost to Alstom T&D SRC 180 for 6 in 29.1 overs (N Premkumar 61, V Bharath 30, B Aswin 35, V Sanjeev Kumar 26 n.o, P Bezaleel 4 for 44). Leo CC 172 in 28.5 overs (J Jeevanandam 55, Hari 41, Titus Andrews 7 for 44) beat Flakt India RC 146 in 29.4 overs. Bharath CC 156 for 9 in 30 overs (S Srivatsan 48, R Senthil 31, S Vasanth Kumar 3 for 16) lost to Jain Combines C C 157 for 6 in 25 overs (M S Krishnaprasanth 46, V Balasubramanian 35, P Gokul 3 for 59). Jai CC 148 in 26.1 overs (R Rahul 60 n.o, P Surendar 50, S R Sabarish 4 for 31, P Bharatwaj 3 for 14) lost to Syndicate Bank RC 149 for 5 in 27.3 overs (Lenin 33, T Karthik 53). STAR Sports bags IPTL rights STAR Sports, IndiaвЂ™s leading sports broadcaster has acquired the rights to telecast the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). A press note said matches will be telecast live on STAR Sports, STAR Sports HD and starsports.com. The IPTL is slated to kickstart from 28 November and is a key marquee event that will bring together current champions, tennis legends and up-and-coming talent. The league is being organised by 12-time doubles and mixed doubles Grand Slam champion and winner of 52 ATP doubles titles - Mahesh Bhupathi with an intention to fulп¬Ѓll the increasing demand for top-level tennis in Asia. Harinder wins Asian Games gold medalist Harinder Pal Sandhu had it easy in the JSW Challenger Squash Circuit being played in Mumbai, defeating qualiп¬Ѓer Benjamin Coates in straight games, 11-1, 11-5, 11-5 reach the quarterп¬Ѓnals yesterday. In another match, Ravi Dixit defeated Deepak Mishra in 29 minutes, 11-4,11-6,11-8 and was the п¬Ѓrst menвЂ™s player into the quarterп¬Ѓnals with his win. In the womanвЂ™s side of the draw, Asian Games medalist Dipika Pallikal was given a bye into the quarterп¬Ѓnals, while Jindal Squash AcademyвЂ™s Urvashi Joshi put up a п¬Ѓght against PakistanвЂ™s Sammer Anjum to eventually lose in 5 games, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 3-11, 11-9. tournament-opener on Sunday. Fikru put league leaders Kolkata ahead with his 15th minute strike and carried on the lead till regulation time. Jakub then slotted home a second in injury time to seal the game for Kolkata. The team was reduced to 10-men in the 82nd minute after Borja Fernandez got the second yellow card, forcing him to leave the field. But the team kept their composure to hold on to a comfortable win. Though FernandezвЂ™s sending off did lead to a commotion and a bit of a heated discussion with the referee but the tempers Sydney, Oct 17: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been rewarded for his integral role in turning around the fortunes of the team with a one-year contract extension until June, 2017, Cricket Australia said on Friday. The former Test batsman took over from South African Mickey Arthur in the wake of last yearвЂ™s soon calmed down and play resumed. Coach Antonio Lopez Habas defended the teamвЂ™s behaviour. вЂ�We need to check the videos. Many many such actions take place on the п¬Ѓeld. We are a professional team. We must defend our interest in the match,вЂ™ Habas said. The Kolkata team later also got couple of opportunities for goals, but NorthEast goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas of Greece foiled their attempts. The John Abraham coowned NorthEast United also got a few chances during the п¬Ѓrst half but could not convert them. calamitous tour of India and helped guide the side to a 5-0 Ashes sweep and a series triumph in South Africa that saw them brieп¬‚y top the world rankings. вЂ�I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have had in the job and am proud of what we have achieved so far,вЂ™ Lehmann said in a statement. вЂ�I want to Fikru Teferra Lemessa celebrates after scoring the opening goal for Atletico de Kolkata. Lendl not to return to coaching anytime soon Milan, Oct 17: Ivan Lendl is not planning on returning to coaching вЂ�anytime soonвЂ™after turning down a request from fellow Czech Tomas Berdych. Berdych announced this week that he talked to Lendl, who ended a successful two-year stint with Andy Murray in March, but Lendl was вЂ�too busyвЂ™to coach him. вЂ�I donвЂ™t think so anytime soon,вЂ™вЂ™ Lendl said on Thursday, when asked if he was planning to coach again. вЂ�You never know. I always feel the situation has to be right, the time has to be right. It could be in six months or maybe four years. вЂ�I enjoyed it enough to consider it again, but at the moment I enjoy Murray, Ferrer stay on track Vienna, Oct 17 (AP): Andy Murray reached the quarterп¬Ѓnals of the Erste Bank Open after a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 win over Vasek Pospisil of Canada here. The second-seeded Murray, who had a bye in the п¬Ѓrst round, dropped serve while leading 3-2 in the second set but held off five more break chances for Pospisil. вЂ�Hopefully I can improve for my next game,вЂ™ the Scot said after his 470th career win. He joined Fabrice Santoro in 50th place on the Open era win list. Pospisil had 27 aces in his п¬Ѓrst-round win over Daniel Brands of Germany but just three against Murray. Colombo, Oct 17 (AP): Sri Lanka has identiп¬Ѓed 85 school cricketers bowling with suspected illegal actions in its campaign to clean up the cradle of the sport in the country. The bowlers include 60 spinners and 25 seamers, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Thursday. Sri Lanka boasts of a strong schools cricket structure, with many players entering the national team direct from schools, with little or no п¬Ѓrst-class experience. The campaign to clean up bowling comes amid tough action by the International Cricket Council to eliminate illegal bowling on the international stage. Offspinners suspended in recent months include Pakistan star Saeed Ajmal, Sri LankaвЂ™s Sachithra Senanayake, New ZealandвЂ™s Kane Williamson, ZimbabweвЂ™s Prosper Utseya, and BangladeshвЂ™s Sohag Gazi. Australia extends Lehmann contract Kolkata makes it two out of two Guwahati, Oct 17 (PTI): The 10-man Atletico de Kolkata lived up to their reputation as they outplayed hosts NorthEast United FC 2-0 to notch up their second consecutive win in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL), here yesterday. Two straight shots by Ethiopian striker Fikru Tefera Lemessa and Czech midп¬Ѓelder Jakub Podany gave the Sourav Ganguly coowned Kolkata another three points after humbling Mumbai F C 3-0 in the Lanka identifies 85 bowlers with suspect action playing and having a bit more free time. When you travel 25 weeks a year, thatвЂ™s a long time, and at my age I didnвЂ™t want to do it at the moment.вЂ™вЂ™ Lendl helped Murray win the 2013 Wimbledon and 2012 US Open and Olympic titles before ending the partnership after deciding he could no longer commit the necessary amount of time. Berdych had long said he would like to work with his countryman but tweeted on Monday, вЂ�I had a great time talking about tennis with Ivan Lendl today. Result? Ivan would like to help me, but he is too busy...вЂ™ Lendl was in Italy with John McEnroe, Goran Ivanisevic and Michael Chang ahead of senior tour matches in Genoa and Milan. Ivanisevic recently coached Marin Cilic to victory at the US Open, where he beat Kei Nishikori, coached by Chang. McEnroe said he had no plans to follow them into coaching. вЂ�These three have done very well, IвЂ™m the only one here who hasnвЂ™t,вЂ™ he said. вЂ�I donвЂ™t know. ItвЂ™s not impossible. But no one seems to be asking me, I donвЂ™t know why.вЂ™ McEnroe joked that he should coach Italian player Fabio Fognini, who is renowned for his eccentric behaviour. Earlier, McEnroe and Ivanisevic laughingly agreed that Fognini was their successor through his similar mentality and style of play. Zahalova storms ahead in style Luxembourg, Oct 17: Fourth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic rolled past Swedish qualifier Johanna Larsson 6-0, 6-2 to make the Luxembourg Open semifinals on Thursday. Despite a poor first-serve percentage, Zahlavova Strycova, the highest seed remaining in the draw, broke Larsson six times and lost just four points on her п¬Ѓrst serve. She moved on to play Mona Barthel after Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands could not follow up her win over second-seeded Alize Cornet, slumping to a 6-3, 6-0 loss to the German. Barthel hit seven aces and saved six of the seven break points she faced. Former runner-up Annika Beck of Germany dispatched Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria 6-2, 6-2. Mayr-Achleitner hit four doublefaults and won less than half of the points on her п¬Ѓrst serve. Up next for the 60th-ranked Beck is Denisa Allertova, a 145th-ranked Czech qualiп¬Ѓer who rallied to beat the No. 5-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a match that lasted nearly 2 1/2 hours and featured 11 breaks. continue with the work we have done on and off the п¬Ѓeld with the team, as I feel we are heading in the right direction. вЂ�IвЂ™m grateful that the board has shown faith in me to continue in the job.вЂ™ Lehmann, widely known by his nickname вЂ�BoofвЂ™, has been credited with bringing a more relaxed atmosphere to the Australian dressing room and encouraging the players to enjoy their cricket п¬Ѓrst and foremost. Messi eyes all-time Liga scoring record Madrid, Oct 17 (AFP): In the week that he marked the 10th anniversary of his competitive debut for Barcelona, Lionel Messi could become the all-time top scorer in the history of La Liga. The Argentine made his bow as a 17-year-old in a 1-0 win at city rivals Espanyol on 16 October, 2004. Now he is preparing to face Eibar at the Camp Nou tomorrow needing just two goals to equal Telmo ZarraвЂ™s all-time Spanish top-п¬‚ight record of 251, set in the 1950s.Messi, who told fans he was вЂ�constantly trying to improve and win more titles,вЂ™ has been back at his best in the early weeks of this season to help the Catalans to the top of La Liga with six wins and a draw in their opening seven games. They are two points clear of Valencia and have yet to concede a goal so far, and they will want to keep that form going against Eibar before they go to Real Madrid for the п¬Ѓrst Clasico of the campaign next weekend. вЂ�To go into the Clasico in the best possible condition we need to win on Saturday,вЂ™ said left-back Jordi Alba. Chinese players to the fore Pune, Oct 17 (PTI): Grandmaster-in-waiting Aravindh Chithamabaram played out a nerve-wrecking draw with Peruvian Grandmaster Jorge Cori while Chinese duo of Lu Shanglei and Wei Yi took control with п¬Ѓne victories in the 10th round of the world junior chess championship here yesterday. Chithambaram enjoyed a favourable position for a long time but eventually saved the game by the skin of the teeth as Cori tried hard for over п¬Ѓve hours before splitting the point through repetition of moves. Meanwhile, Lu Shanglei defeated top seed Vladimir Fedoseev of Russia while Wei Yi dispatched another Russian Mikhail Antipov to set the pace for the п¬Ѓnal three rounds of the championship. Both Chinese players emerged as co-leaders on eight points each and they both now enjoy a full point lead over nearest rivals that include Chithambaram, Diptayan Ghosh and Ankit Rajpara. In the last three rounds, it looks more like a race between the two leaders now as others are far away. There are as many as 11 players in joint third spot on seven points and IndiaвЂ™s highest ranked Grandmaster here Vidit Gujrathi is among those who have 6.5 points.In the girlsвЂ™ championship being held simultaneously, defending champion Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia surged ahead winning in mere 10 moves against nearest rival Sarasadat Khademalsharieh of Iran. Out of a Queen pawn opening a reckless move by Khademalsharieh led to disaster as Goryachkina forcibly won a piece to take her tally to an impressive 8.5 points out of a possible 10. Mixed Bag CHENNAI FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER 2014 7 вЂ�India not to blame for WTO imbroglioвЂ™ West must not view it as a market distortion: Pranab International students dressed up in traditional Indian attire celebrated Deepavali at Vaels Billabong High International School. International, Neelangarai near Chennai recently. Exnora donates clothes to needy NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: Kodambakkam Exnora WomenвЂ™s Guild as part of its charity project gave away clothes and provisions worth Rs 10,000 to Good Life Centre, West Tambaram. According to a press release, the Guild led by president Meenakshi has more than 100 members from Kodambakkam and its surroundings, and has been assisting women, children, differently-abled and mentally retarded children for the past 10 years. In addition to charitable causes, the Guild is very active in civic and environmental activities in the area. The Guild has, over the past 10 years, provided assistance to a tune of more than 10 lakh to more than 25 organisations in and around Chennai. Good Life Centre provides free food and shelter to poor orphan children and old age women. Huge cache of explosives in WB Burdwan, Oct 17: National Security Guard (NSG) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) ofп¬Ѓcials today seized a large stockpile of crude hand grenades, socket bombs and explosives from a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal where suspected militant Rejaul Karim used to stay. The central security agencies found the explosives from a secret loft constructed after cutting the wall of a bathroom in RezaulвЂ™s place. The recovery was made when the investigators were searching the house of Rejaul located at Mathpara on Badsahi Road near Khagragarh where the accidental explosion on 2 October killed two persons. Security ofп¬Ѓcials defused the bombs at the banks of Damodar river in Burdwan area. A NIA team on Thursday had searched the areas surrounding a madarsa in Simulia near the explosion site. Two women, who are now in NIA custody, were radicalised in violent Jihadi ideology at the madarsa. The blast occurred in a house in Khagragarh area killing two suspected Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen militants and injuring another. Several people including the two women have been arrested in this connection. As part of its investigation, NIA had on Wednesday conducted searches at various places including the residence and shop of the arrested accused Hashem Moulla alias Badre Alam in Burdwan. On Board Special Plane, Oct 17 (PTI): Asserting that trade facilitation and food security are closely interlinked, President Pranab Mukherjee today asked developed nations not to view IndiaвЂ™s decision against ratifying WTOвЂ™s TFA as вЂ�market distortionвЂ™. Pranab, who returned to New Delhi after wrapping up his two nation tour of Norway and Finland, told reporters on board his special aircraft that neither India is вЂ�isolatedвЂ™ nor should it be blamed for holding World Trade Organisation (WTO) hostage for its demand that food security should be made part of agreement as envisaged in the 2013 Bali meeting. He was replying to a question whether India found itself isolated for not agreeing to initiating trade facilitation among the 160-member world body under which custom rules have to be liberalised for easy movement of goods from one country to another. India has made it clear that it would stick to its position on the food security issue at the WTO as it is the sovereign duty of the government to protect the interest of its poor вЂ�The question is not that whether India is isolated or somebody is blaming India. The entire African countries have written letters to Director General of WTO that please treat the Bali ministerial declaration as an integrated package. We are definitely concerned about food security and I made it quite clear as it was made quite clear in the Bali Ministerial meeting which was in continuation of the Doha devel- opment round, that if we want to maintain the developmental aspect, which was agreed by all in Doha round of discussion, food security is an important issue there,вЂ™ he told reporters on his while returning from his п¬Ѓve-day visit. India has made it clear that it would stick to its position on the food security issue at the WTO as it is the sovereign duty of the government to protect the interest of its poor and that it would not ratify Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) until a permanent solution was found on the food security issue. New Delhi has asked WTO to amend the norms for calculating agriculture subsidies so that India could continue to procure food grains from farmers at minimum support price and sell them to poor at cheaper rates without violating the norms. The current WTO norms limit the value of food subsidies at 10 per cent of the total value of food grain production. However, the quantum of subsidy is computed after taking into consideration prices that prevailed two decades ago. There are apprehensions that once India completely implements its food security programme, it could breach the 10 per cent cap. Breach of the cap may lead to imposition of hefty penalties, if a member country drags India to the WTO. Ban assures UNвЂ™s support to Satyarthi The UN Chief said that Satyarthi and Yousafzai вЂ�give hope to people around the world struggling against exploitation, discrimination and violence United Nations, Oct 17 (PTI): Lauding this yearвЂ™s Nobel Peace laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the two вЂ�remarkableвЂ™ Asians give hope to people around the world struggling against exploitation and assured the world bodyвЂ™s support to their вЂ�vitally important workвЂ™. Ban congratulated Satyarthi and Yousafzai in his remarks to the Asia Society Game Changer Awards here yesterday, noting that the awards celebrate an array of вЂ�remarkableвЂ™ Asians. The inaugural award has been instituted by leading educational and cultural organization Asia Society honouring вЂ�true leaders making a positive contribution to the future of Asia.вЂ™ Ban said the world got a head start on the awards ceremony with the announcement last week that the yearвЂ™s Nobel Prize for Peace was being вЂ�shared by two remarkable AsiansвЂ™. The UN Chief said that Satyarthi and Yousafzai вЂ�give hope to people around the world struggling against exploitation, discrimination and violence. They are also good friends of the United Nations. Both have brought their calls for empowering children to UN gatherings. The United Nations will continue to support their vitally important work,вЂ™ he said. The Asia Society Game Changer Awards has been given to 11 pioneers, including to Yousafzai and two Indians, Pawan Sinha, Profes- sor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT and Madhav Chavan, Co-Founder and CEO of the Pratham Charitable Trust. Yousafzai addressed the ceremony via video message from Birmingham, England, where she is completing her studies. вЂ�I thank the Asia Society for this honor, of being included in [this] list of remarkable people,вЂ™ Yousafzai said. вЂ�There are so many countries and there are issues that children are suffering through, but there are game changers as well who are going to speak, who are going to change the game, and who are going to work for their future. We have to do it together,вЂ™ she said. The other honourees include Chairman of the Alibaba Group Jack Ma, Oscar-winning Pakistani п¬Ѓlmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Founder of Shigeru Ban Architects in Japan Shigeru Ban, Minister and Senior Advisor to the Indonesian President Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, Professor at Shanghai Normal University Zhang Minxuan and Moby Group Chairman Saad Mohseni of Afghanistan. Tamilnadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, AIADMK presidium chairman E Madhusudhanan and other leaders at the partyвЂ™s 43rd anniversary at its headquarters at Royapettah in Chennai today. вЂ�Festivals bring people togetherвЂ™ NT Bureau Chennai, Oct 17: The ideology behind any festival is bringing people together and celebrating the virtue of harmony, said managing trustee of Sri Bala Vinayakar Seva Trust, K Subramanian, recently. According to a press release here, the Saligramam based trust distributed clothes to the needy in view of Deepavalai. Yesteryear actress Seema distributed clothes to 700 men and women at a cost of Rs 2.25 lakh. Speaking on the occasion, Subramanian said, вЂ�Deepavali, the festival of lights, is celebrated to bring goodness and glow to every life on earth. So we chose this festival the right occasion to distribute new clothes.вЂ™ For more details contact 99400 53464 / 2365 2017. Mumbai, Pune look for New Twitter app allows п¬Ѓrst win in derby clash users to listen to music defense as he showed by pulling Mumbai, Oct 17 (PTI): off some п¬Ѓne saves. In what could be termed as the MaharReid had played an attacking ashtra Indian Super League derby, Mumbai formation in Kolkata despite it beCity FC and FC Pune City will lock horns ing an away game and he is likely here tomorrow with both teams seeking to adopt a similar aggressive apa win after an unimpressive start in the proach in their п¬Ѓrst home encounfranchise-based football tournament. ter. The team would, however, be Both were winless in their lung openers without skipper Syed Rahim Nabi, played away from home even though Pune who injured his ankle in the opening emerged with a single point after the goalgame and has been ruled out for less draw against Delhi Dynamos while Mumbai were thrashed 3-0 by Athletico Both were winless at least three weeks. This means that former German international de Kolkata in the inaugural match. Both in their lung Manuel Friedrich would have to teams, thus, would be eager to get their shoulder the responsibility of guidcampaigns back on track with a victory in openers played ing the Indian players and ensure front of a big crowd witnessing a top-level away from home that they play the perfect foil to the football competition for the п¬Ѓrst time in this satellite town. While Mumbai, co-owned by even though Pune likes of new signing Andre Moritz. With the style of play the team Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor and Bimal emerged with has adopted in the competition, Parekh, did not get the desired result on a single point the role of custodian Subrata Pal the п¬Ѓrst day of the tournament, there were after the goalless would once again be critical for quite a few positives that the team could the team. The п¬Ѓrst choice stopper take from the encounter. Despite the abdraw against of the Indian team for a few years sence of their marquee players Freddie Delhi Dynamos now, Pal showed why he is considLjungberg of Sweden and Frenchman ered the best in the country during Nicolas Anelka, the team had 57 percent while Mumbai the encounter against Atletico de possession in the game and had more were thrashed Kolkata. shots on goal than their opponents. 3-0 by Athletico Pune, on the other hand, would be The team management would be hoping to utilise the services of Ljungberg de Kolkata in the looking up to their marquee player, Trezeguet, up front to crack on their home turf - D Y Patil Stadium in inaugural match David open the Mumbai defense. Navi Mumbai, better known for hosting IPL cricket matches in the past - which could make The World Cup winning former French striker would a big difference. It would be interesting to see what in turn expect the Pune midп¬Ѓelders and wingers - Nistrategy coach Peter gerian MacPherlin вЂ�DuduвЂ™ Omagbeni and home grown Reid adopts against a team that has shown that Joaquim Abranches - to function well and lay passes they can defend deep in their goalless draw against for him to take advantage of. The stadium has been Delhi Dynamos in the opening match, with goalkeeper given a real facelift and is once again set to provide Emanuele Belardi a veritable rock behind the deep an ideal platform for a top level sporting competition. Washington, Oct 17 (PTI): Twitter will now allow users to play podcasts, music and other audio clips direct from their timelines for the п¬Ѓrst time, the microblogging site has said. The social networking site has added a new feature to allow its users to listen music directly from the twitter stream on mobile devices. вЂ�The worldвЂ™s most inп¬‚uential musicians and media producers already share unique audio content through Twitter every day. Today weвЂ™re introducing a new way for you to experience audio directly on Twitter,вЂ™ Twitter said in a blog post. With a single tap, the Twitter Audio Card lets users discover and listen to audio directly in their timeline on both iOS and Android devices, the п¬Ѓrm said. Throughout their listening experience, users can dock Govt to promote eye donation New Delhi, Oct 17 (PTI): Government will work with NGOs to promote the concept of eye donation, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said. The Minister said he would ensure that funds earmarked for National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) for the 12th Plan period (201217) are utilised optimally and he would take up the matter with the State governments. The Ministry will review the progress of the NPCB with a view to toning up its implementation, he said. Speaking at an event at Bangalore yesterday to mark World Sight Day, Vardhan said the government will be working with NGOs to promote concept of eye donation. вЂ�There are many lapses on the part of both the donorsвЂ™ families and the eye banks in implementing the wishes of a donor, he said. the Audio Card and keep listening as they continue to browse inside the Twitter app. вЂ�WeвЂ™re launching this new audio card in partnership with third-party streaming services,вЂ™ Twitter said. The п¬Ѓrst partner for streaming on Twitter is Berlin-based audio-streaming service SoundCloud. For starters, Twitter has promised audio from SoundCloudвЂ™s partners, which include diverse sources such as NASA, BBC World Service, White House, David Guetta and Coldplay. вЂ�WeвЂ™re just beginning to test the Audio Card and plan to make it available to more partners and creators in the future so that many more musical artists and creators will be able to share exclusive, in-the-moment audio to millions of listeners on Twitter,вЂ™ it added. Modi will drive reforms, says CISCO chief Chicago, Oct 17 (PTI): Pinning hopes on the new NDA government, global tech major Cisco chairman John Chambers today said he is is quite bullish on India and expressed conп¬Ѓdence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will drive reforms and deliver. вЂ�The change in government, I think Prime Minister Modi is going to be a great leader...I am extremely optimistic about this leadership change in India and the future of the country,вЂ™ he said at the Internet of Things (IoT) Conference here. I see an openess to really make a difference, he said. The three-time Gujarat Chief Minister steered the BJP to a landslide victory in general elections, with the party winning an absolute majority in Parliament. It is the п¬Ѓrst time since 1984 that a single party has won a majority on its own. Asked if there is perceived change in business conп¬Ѓdence, he said, вЂ�most of the challenges that existed in India was self-inп¬‚icted. So I think you are going to see great economic opportunity and good environment for business if they execute rightвЂ™. He expressed hope that India will accelerate growth to 7-8 per cent. Among emerging markets, Chambers said he is betting most on India, adding, вЂ�I have been very public in my comments that emerging markets are going through some tough times.вЂ™ Cisco has about 12,000 employees in India across cities like Bangalore, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune and Hyderabad. Of these, 8,000 people are part of the R&D set up. , CHENNAI 8 FRIDAY 17 OCTOBER 2014 Licensed to post without prepayment under WPP. No. TN / PMG / (CCR) / 470 / 12-14 Poojai is a family entertainer: Hari P oojai releasing for Deepavali is a clean family entertainer, says п¬Ѓlmmaker Hari. Starring Vishal, Suthi Haasan and Sathyaraj in pivotal roles, the movie has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Says Hari, вЂ�People expect my movies to be a pucca commercial entertainer. They will not be disappointed with Poojai. It has all ingredients to woo massesвЂ™. Action sequences involving Vishal will be the highlight of the movie, he says and adds, вЂ�after Thamirabarani, I join hands with VishalвЂ™. On his part, Vishal, says, вЂ�Hari planned things well and executed them perfectly. His hard work was a motivating factor for all of usвЂ™. Sharing the screen with Sruthi Haasan was a great experience. She was very cooperative and gave her bestвЂ™. On Sathyaraj, he said, вЂ�Though he was a senior actor, he managed to bond with us well. It was a great learning experience working with himвЂ™. Poojai will rake in moollah at the box ofп¬Ѓce, he adds. Speaking about the п¬Ѓlm, Sathyaraj, says, вЂ�When Hari narrated the story, I decided not to miss it. It is racy and entertaining. I was supposed to act in Venghai, but missed the opportunityвЂ™. вЂ�I am a great fan of Vishal after I saw Avan Ivan. I thought he would get an National award for the п¬Ѓlm. Now to act with him is a delightвЂ™. вЂ” NT Bureau вЂ�Action sequences involving Vishal will be the highlight of the movieвЂ™ A still from Poojai Kamal Haasan clariп¬Ѓes on his injury Two to tango A ctor-п¬Ѓlmmaker Jailani is coming out with a new concept called crowd funding in Tamil cinema. With the initiative, he has kickstarted two new projects - Sound, Camera, Action and Rooba Chithira Mamaruthu Kiliyae. The former is directed by Jailani while the later by Muthuramalincon. Says Jailani, вЂ�The concept of crowd funding is popular in the West. It is slowly catching up here. Kannada hit Lucia was made with funds gathered from publicвЂ™. He said, вЂ�We have planned a couple of project and will go on п¬‚oors very soonвЂ™. He said, вЂ�The п¬Ѓrm started by him will advice new producers on how to execute their project and ensure minimum wastage and maximum outputвЂ™. On the occasion, winners of screenplay contest were given away prizes by producer C V Kumaran. вЂ” NT Bureau Producer C V Kumaran presenting award to an winner For the spice of life According to Manjeet Gole, associate director (F&B), Pride Group of Hotels Sauji way of cooking is prevalent in northern part of Maharashtra where spices like clove, elaichi (black and green), red pepper and cinnamon sticks are used. The aim behind organising the festival was to provide residents of F ollowing reports that he fell sick and was admitted to hospital, actor Kamal Haasan has chosen to clarify on the news. In a statement issued to the press, Kamal Haasan, said, вЂ�Before various new ailments are endowed upon me, I hasten to clarify that all is well . It is not true that I was injured while shooting . It was a make up rubber prosthetic that slipped into my nasal passage and had to be carefully removed under medical supervision. It was a stunt scene so I had simulated injuries on the faceвЂ™ . Kamal Haasan is shooting for Papanasam in Kerala. Directed by Jeetu Joseph, the movie has Gowthami, Kalabhavan Mani among others in lead roles. It is a remake of Malayalam hit Drishyam. вЂ” NT Bureau What is it about? Assistant director, F & B, Pride Hotel, Manjeet Kumar ,Gole with celebrity chef Ranjeet Gole at the Saoji food festival. F or those who have a liking for spicy food and willing to try out new menu, Puran Da Dhaba restaurant at Hotel Pride in Chennai is the place to be in. The restaurant is hosting a Saoji food festival. BEACH OF CONTRACT Like sundal, waves and teeming crowds, horses are also an integral part of Marina beach. Our lensman R THIYAGARAJAN has captured one during his recent rounds. Saoji cuisine is the domain of the Savji community and is known for its hot and spicy non-vegetarian delicacies and Savji masala in places where Savjis are concentrated in large numbers in Malwa region (between west Madhya Pradesh and East Gujarat). Chennai an option to taste dishes with an additional touch of spice, he said. About the Sauji cuisine, he said spices are taken and put in oil and a paste is made out of it. The cooking starts and the paste is added into it. Expert chef Ranjeet Dole from Pune along with executive chef Manan Chakraborty of Kolkata have п¬‚own to Chennai to come up with authentic saoji dishes. After a welcome drink вЂ�Ananas PannaвЂ™, which is made by boiling pineapple fruit, one can wade into the spicy вЂ�Batata Wangi BhajiвЂ™ made using potatoes and mixing them with egg plant. Traditional dishes include Saoji Chicken, Saoji Mutton, Varhadi Prawns, Keema Kaleji, Saoji Egg Curry, Khur, Baingan Masala, Pathawadi, Poppat curry, Gobi Chana dal, Saoji Paneer Bhindi Sukka, Maratha Brown Rice and Phulka. As for desserts, вЂ�Puran poliвЂ™ can be a good choice. The festival will be on till 22 October at the restaurant, which would be open from 7.30 to 11.30 pm only for dinner. For more information, call 044-43989898. вЂ” NT Bureau Sivakarthikeyan speaks out A fter Maan Karate, Sivakarthikeyan plays a tough police ofп¬Ѓcer Madhimaran in Taana. Directed by Durai Senthilkumar of Ethir Neechal fame, the movie has Sri Dhivya playing the heroine. Sivakarthikeyan went through an intense work out session to вЂ�look п¬ЃtвЂ™ for his role. The п¬Ѓlm also stars Imman Annachi, and has music by Anirudh Ravichander. Produced by Dhanush for Wunderbar Studios, the п¬ЃlmвЂ™s script has been written by Pattukottai Prabhakar and director Durai Senthilkumar. Sivakarthikeyan, says, вЂ�It is an hilarious action entertainer. Audience will love itвЂ™. вЂ” NT Bureau Arjun talks about A Ghillie rjun Kapoor says his Tevar co-star Sonakshi Sinha is a team player as she did not complain even once while п¬Ѓlming the physically gruelling movie. вЂ�Since it was an action film and involved loads of chasing sequence, she had to be out all the time with me. It was a difп¬Ѓcult п¬Ѓlm to shoot but she never complained remake about it once. These team efforts add value to a п¬Ѓlm and she is a team player,вЂ™ Arjun, 29, said in an interview. Tevar, a remake of 2003 Telugu blockbuster Okkadu and Tamil hit Ghillie is produced by ArjunвЂ™s producer father Boney Kapoor and uncle Sanjay Kapoor. It will hit theatres on 9 January. вЂ” PTI Published by K. 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