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India test-fires
cruise missile
Jaya gets bail
Balasore (Odisha), Oct 17 (PTI):
India today successfully test-п¬Ѓred
its indigenously developed nuclear
capable sub-sonic cruise missile
�Nirbhay’, which can strike targets
more than 700 kms away, from a
test range at Chandipur near here.
�The missile was test-fired from
a mobile launcher positioned at
launch pad 3 of Integrated Test
Range at about 10.03 AM and the
trial was totally successful,’ an official associated with the test said.
�The flight path of the missile was
1.13 hrs,’ the official said, adding
that all desired parameters were met
during the trial. �The outcome of the
trial was ascertained by analysing
the data retrieved from radars and
telemetry points, monitoring the
trajectories,’ the official said.
It is the second test of the subsonic long range cruise missile
�Nirbhay’, which has a range of 700
to 1000 km, from the ITR.
The maiden flight, conducted on 12
March, 2013 could not achieve all
the desired parameters as �the flight
had to be terminated mid-way when
deviations were observed from its
intended course,’ sources said.
India has in its arsenal the 290 km range
supersonic �BrahMos’ cruise missile
which is jointly developed by India and
Russia. But �Nirbhay’ 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
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 Jayalalithaa’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 �Nirbhay’, which can strike targets more than 700
kms away, from a test range at Chandipur near here.
�The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher
positioned at launch pad 3 of Integrated Test Range
at about 10.03 AM and the trial was totally successful,’
an official associated with the test said.
�The flight path of the missile was 1.13 hrs,’ the official said, adding that all desired parameters were
met during the trial.
on AIADMK’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
Jayalalithaa’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.
�If paperbook is not filed within two
months, then we won’t give you even
a single day more,’ the bench said.
Monsoon sets in over
TN; city to get more rain
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 �justice has won’.
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
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 affidavit
that no adjournment would be taken
by her in the high court.
�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,’ 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.
Cops’ 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.
Met office 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 office said the city would continue to experience rainfall
in the next two days. Sources in the weather office 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 office 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.
�The climate was too hot yesterday. I was really surprised when I saw the drizzle
today morning. For a marketing professional like me this definitely a boon as we
don’t have to slog in the hot sun’, said Avinash, a resident of Virugambakkam.
Many people in the city welcome the fall in temperature. �It was really humid
and sultry last week. Rain is the need of the hour. But I hope it doesn’t affect
our Deepavali celebrations,’ said Nirmala, a housewife from Adyar.
Traffic flow 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 traffic.
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.
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
can’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 Centre’s application on 28
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
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 officials
of the finance ministry’s foreign taxation wing as its members.
The official visit, reports said, was
set up in quick time after the Supreme
Court-appointed Special Investigation
Team (SIT) was taken into confidence
by investigative agencies that a oneon-one visit between the officials of
the two countries was necessary to
take the probe in these cases forward.
Modi meets top military
officers, holds crucial talks
New Delhi, Oct 17:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met the
country’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 Commanders’ 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
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.
17 OCTOBER 2014
The best job
goes to the
person who
ccan get it done
without passing
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.
“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be
satisfied with your opinions and content with your
Raj Kundra @
--- Elbert Hubbard
�Clean overgrown
weeds, vegetation’
Canal story of
CIT Nagar
В‰Residents of Jagannathan Nagar in troubled waters
В‰Desilting, raising height of parapet wall undertaken
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
Ward 171.
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
The recent works will
help in resolving longstanding
like Canal Bank Road
and South West
B o a g
Unwanted vegetation near the Railway track at North Jagannathan Nagar Second Main
Road needs to be cleaned.
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,
of trouble.
T h e r e
about 150
near the tracks, who face
�Many of us fear
that these overgrown bushes
could be home for snakes
and dangerous insects
too,’ he said.
Most of the
residents use
the road,
w i t h
on one side and it can
be dangerous late in the
evenings, Rao said.
�We have taken up the
issue with the authorities
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Endrum Super
Kalai Koil
Kurinji Malar
Mudhal Mariadhai
Partha Gnabagam Illayo
Romapuri Paandiyan
Surya Puthiri
reveal that
civic issues
l i k e
S TA R S P O R T S 1
concerned, but to no
avail. The association is
taking the responsibility
of removing the plants, he
The association spends
about Rs 10000 once in
three months to remove
the weeds. He pointed out
that the streetlights in the
locality do not burn after
dark only putting residents
at risk.
-NT Bureau
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The object is to insert the numbers
in the boxes to satisfy only one
garbage menace
will come to an end.
On this, Ravi, a resident of
Western side, comments,
�We were worried with the
delay in commencement
of the project in the
Western side. Now, we
are hopeful that the work
will fructify in the near
Meanwhile, the Chennai
Corporation has plans
to Еїx nets, to dissuade
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Abirami,Kamala,Fame, Udhayam,PVR,Devi
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8 3 6 1 2 7 9 5 4
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2 4 3 5 6 9 7 1 8
1 5 7 8 4 3 6 2 9
people from throwing
waste into the canal.
Following completion of
the work, water will be
channelised to the main
canal in Guindy, reveals
an ofЕїcial.
— NT Bureau
9 7 4 3 5 6 1 8 2
5 1 2 4 9 8 3 6 7
of sewage with ground
and m e t r o
a n d
Mayajaal, Shanthi, Udhayam
3x3 box must contain the digits
1 through 9 exactly once: Easy nah?
CIT Nagar canal will be connected to the
main canal in Guindy soon
condition: each row, column and
Canal work at western side of CIT Nagar is nearing completion.
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17 OCTOBER 2014
bus terminus
not fully utilised?
Connectivity, an issue for passengers
Students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School participating
at the awareness programme on �Clean hands save lives’ 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 �Clean hands save lives’ at Government Girls Higher
Secondary School at Ashok Nagar recently.
According to a press release, the awareness programme was organised
to observe �Global Hand Washing Day’. 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 specifically 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 benefits 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.
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 traffic snarls and
chaos on GST Road. However, things
haven’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 officials 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,
�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 sense’.
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 traffic 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.
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, �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.’
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 benefits
all eligible students in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in
Engineering, Masters of Business
Administration (MBA) and the Masters of Computer Applications (MCA)
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
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.
Certificate course in
learning disability
NT Bureau
Chennai, Oct 17:
Care Institute of Behavioural Sciences is conducting a certificate
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
didn’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.
17 OCTOBER 2014
Time for action
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 taxpayers’ money, behaving
arrogantly and generally adopting a deaf-and-dumb stance towards
people’s everyday woes. Fifteen years of unmitigated corruption and
misrule by the Congress-NCP combine in Maharashtra and ten years
of Hooda’s �misrule’ in Haryana had alienated voters. There were
money-making scams galore in both states, with Hooda buying job
security by roping in Sonia Gandhi’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 official 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 profits.
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 Minister’s attention, but it should
suffice 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 �anything goes’ 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 offices,
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.
Safety at risk
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 gratifications to the authorities and traffic 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 traffic 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.
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Ebola scare, Obama czar
�Travel ban not the best way to prevent spread of virus’
US President Barack Obama has
said he might consider appointing
an �Ebola czar’ 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.
�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 we’re crossing all
the T’s and dotting all the I’s going
forward,’ 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 officials, Obama said
travel ban might not be the best way
to prevent the spread of this virus. �It
is currently the judgment of all those
who have been involved that a flatout travel ban is not the best way to
go,’ he said.
�I don’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 I’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,’ he said.
�If we institute a travel ban instead of
the protocols that we’ve put in place
now, history shows that there is a
likelihood of increased avoidance.
People do not readily disclose their
information,’ he said.
Obama’s remarks came as more
Surgical robot takes
different route
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
Don’t mention
the war!
From a copy of the medieval
Gutenberg bible to Karl Marx’s
Capital, an exhibition opening at
the British Museum in London
explores 600 years of German
history frequently overshadowed by
Nazi horrors.
The show �Germany, memories of
a nation’ runs until January, with an
iconic 1953 Volkswagen Beetle car
gracing the museum’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.
�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,’
Barrie Cook, one of the exhibition’s
curators, told 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 sufficient 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.
�Elephant Man’
goes under scalpel
A Chinese man has undergone a
series of life-changing operations
to remove the world’s largest facial
tumour that weighed 25 kg and
hung down to his waist.
Huang Chuncai, 37, suffers
from an extreme case of
neurofibromatosis, a rare condition
that caused him to develop a facial
tumour that weighed 25 kg.
Before his first surgery, Chuncai’s
tumour hung down to his waist and
weighed the same as a four-yearold child, �metro.co.uk’ reported.
Do we have second
Himalaya range?
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.
�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 flourish,’ said Professor Daniela Rubatto of the
Research School of Earth Sciences at The Australian
National University (ANU).
�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 finally we have found it,’ Rubatto said.
The discovery is the earliest evidence of Himalayan-
scale mountains on Earth, scientists said. �Although the
mountains have long since washed away, rocks from
their roots told the story of the ancient mountain range’s
grandeur,’ said co-researcher Professor Joerg Hermann.
�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,’
Hermann said.
World’s thinnest electric
generator developed
Researchers claim to have developed the world’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 disulfide (MoS2).
The finding resulted in a unique
electric generator and mechanosensation devices that are optically
transparent, extremely light, and very
US President’s
remarks came as more
than 70 lawmakers
urged Obama
for a travel ban on
passengers coming
from the Ebola virus
affected African
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 disulfide, opening the
potential for new types of mechanically controlled electronic devices.
Argentina launches
first home-built
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. It’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 �tool set’ for hunting
Chimpanzees search for the right tools from a
key plant species when preparing to �ant dip’ - 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 �digging’ and a
more slender tool for �dipping’. 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 �ant dipping’ - was
previously believed to be a last resort for the
hungry apes, only exploited when the animal’s
preferred food of fruit couldn’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. �Ant dipping is a
remarkable feat of problem-solving
on the part of chimpanzees,’ said Dr
Kathelijne Koops from the University
of Cambridge’s Division of Biological
Anthropology and Junior Research
Fellow of Homerton College.
�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,’ Koops said.
17 OCTOBER 2014
India Inc lauds
labour reforms
q �Aimed at boosting investor sentiment and are pro-growth’
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 NLC’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 official statement, Ashok Leyland’s managing director, Vinod K
Dasari, said, �This order is further evidence ofthe confidence 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 shareholders’.
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 profit at Rs 1,873 crore for the first 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 profit 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.
�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 currency’,
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) �makes it the world’s thinnest
tablet’, the company’s vice president Phil Schiller said.
�It’s so thin you can stack two of them and it will still be thinner than the original
iPad’. 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-definition videos.
The new slimmed-down tablet comes after last year’s iPad launch prompted
rivals to say they had a slimmer profile.
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
�Inspector Raj’ 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.
�We welcome the Labour Ministry’s
initiative of launching the �Shram
Suvidha Portal’ to facilitate a single
window for compliance of labour
laws’, CII director general Chandrajit
Banerjee said.
�Simplification 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) sector’, he added.
We welcome the Labour Ministry’s initiative
of launching the �Shram Suvidha Portal’ to
facilitate a single window for compliance of
labour laws
CII director general
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
unveiled a string of labour reforms,
including measures to end �Inspector Raj’, asserting that ease of doing
business is �essential’ to ensure
the �Make-in-India’ campaign is
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
PHD Chamber president Sharad
Jaipuria termed �Shramev Jayate’ 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.
Exporters’ body FIEO said: �Filing single tax return to comply with
16 labour laws, provision for single
window, self certification, 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 investors’.
Assocham secretary general D S
Rawat said: �The simplification of procedures and introduction of a unified web
portal to ensure compliance with labour
laws is a welcome move which will avoid
harassment at the hands of inspectors’.
On skills development, FICCI said
it �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 sufficiently. It is a welcome gesture that
MSMEs will be subsidised 50 per cent
of the Apprentice salary’.
FICCI also welcomed adoption of
the Unified 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:
q Will new team fulfil aspirations of govt, people?
Mumbai, Oct 17 (PTI):
India’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 country’s score largely remained unchanged at a grade of
�D’, 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 classification may also
occur in the relatively early stages
of the development of a particular
country’s retirement income system,
like India, China, Indonesia and Korea.
The public sector in India has
adequate retirement benefits through
other additional retirement benefits
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 India’s
new chief economic adviser (CEA)
New Delhi, Oct 17:
as India’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 �for 3 years
the new team which will shepherd the NDA
on contract basis, in the pay scale of Rs. 80,000
government’s first full-fledged Budget. Arvind
from the date of appointment or superannuaSubramanian has been brought in as the new
tion, whichever is earlier,’ a finance ministry
Chief Economic Advisor and Rajasthan Chief
statement said.
Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi is the new Secretary,
�I am absolutely honoured and privileged to
Department of Economic Affairs.
come at this time,’ Subramanian said in a brief
Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram, also
interaction with reporters. �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.’
shake-up in which 20 offi cials have been
The CEA, a post that has been lying vacant
Aravind Subramanian since September last year after Raghuram
Significantly, 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 profits 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
profit 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.
(Testamentary And Intestate
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.
W/o.N.Gopi, New No.7, Old No.10,
East Mada Street, Velacherry,
Chennai - 600 042.
... Petitioner
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
Dated at Chennai on this the 14th
day of October, 2014
Sd/-Asst. Registrar
High Court, Madras
K. Ashokumar & K. Ganesan
Advocate for Petitioner
REDHlLLS, CHENNAI - 600 052.
... 1st Defendant
REDHlLLS, CHENNAI - 600 052.
... 2nd Defendant
CHENNAI- 600 060.
... 3rd Defendant
O. A. NO. 254 of 2014
I.A.NO.326 OF 2014
ICICI Bank Limited
.... Applicant
... Defendant
The Applicant had filed an Application
in O. A .No.25 4 of 2013 before the
Hon’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 Hon’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 Hon’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 Hon’ble Debt Recovery Tribunal
III, Chennai., failing which appear
the mat ter may be decided in your
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
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
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
Create A Purchase Over The Schedule
Mentioned Property Belonging To Mr.BASKAR,
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,*
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
Chennai, 15th April 2013.
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
94440 30449
3&2* (-&3,*
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
Chennai, 23rd September 2014.
CHENNAl - 600041
DOOR NO.9, 4TH FLOOR, 52/ 1,
- 600001
CHENNAl - 600041.
O. A. NO. 128 of 2014
HDFC Bank Limited
.... Applicant
...1st Defendant
... 2nd Defendant
The Applicant had filed an Application
in O.A.No.128 of 2014 before the Hon’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 Hon’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.
Counsel for Applicant
Every evening
17 OCTOBER 2014
�KP may never play
in England again’
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
�A’ 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 Joseph’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 �keeper Jones says �golden era’ 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
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. �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,
India’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 �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.’ He also said
that the medal would inspire the
sailors as they prepare for the next
Indians bow out
The Indian challenge in
the Women’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.
Wellington, Oct 17:
New Zealand’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 don’t I think
he’s gone,’ Jones told Reuters
in an interview while attending
the Volvo World Match Play Golf
Championship in Kent on Thursday.
�Kevin’s not featuring in four-day
cricket these days so he could turn
into one of those touring world T20
players. I think there’s a very good
chance we won’t see him out in the
middle again in England.’
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.
�If you look at his performances
in the last 12 months and the fact
that he doesn’t play in the four-day
format any more, he simply can’t
play international cricket,’ said the
38-year-old who was released by
Kent at the end of last season.
�You have to show some
commitment and desire for a county
side to warrant selection by England
to back up all the chat.
�If Kevin’s serious he will go and
play for a county next year and
commit to everything, four-day
cricket and all, but I can’t see that
Andrews’ fine
bowling in vain
NT Bureau
Chennai, Oct 17:
Titus Andrews’ 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, India’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 fulfill 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
qualifier Benjamin Coates in straight games, 11-1, 11-5, 11-5 reach
the quarterfinals yesterday. In another match, Ravi Dixit defeated
Deepak Mishra in 29 minutes, 11-4,11-6,11-8 and was the first men’s
player into the quarterfinals with his win.
In the woman’s side of the draw, Asian Games medalist Dipika
Pallikal was given a bye into the quarterfinals, while Jindal Squash
Academy’s Urvashi Joshi put up a fight against Pakistan’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 Fernandez’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 year’s
soon calmed down and play
resumed. Coach Antonio
Lopez Habas defended the
team’s behaviour.
�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,’ Habas said.
The Kolkata team
later also got couple
of opportunities for
goals, but NorthEast
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
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 briefly
top the world rankings.
�I have thoroughly
enjoyed the time I
have had in the job
and am proud of what
we have achieved so
far,’ Lehmann said in
a statement. �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 �anytime
soon’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 �too
busy’to coach him.
�I don’t think so anytime soon,’’
Lendl said on Thursday, when asked
if he was planning to coach again.
�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.
�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
quarterfinals 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.
�Hopefully I can improve for my
next game,’ 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
Colombo, Oct 17 (AP):
Sri Lanka has identified 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
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 Lanka’s Sachithra
Senanayake, New Zealand’s Kane
Williamson, Zimbabwe’s Prosper
Utseya, and Bangladesh’s Sohag
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 midfielder Jakub Podany gave
the Sourav Ganguly coowned Kolkata another three
points after
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, that’s a long time, and at my age
I didn’t want to do it at the moment.’’
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, �I had a great
time talking about tennis with Ivan
Lendl today. Result? Ivan would like
to help me, but he is too busy...’
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
McEnroe said he had no plans to
follow them into coaching. �These
three have done very well, I’m the
only one here who hasn’t,’ he said. �I
don’t know. It’s not impossible. But no
one seems to be asking me, I don’t
know why.’
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
qualifier 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.
�I’m grateful that the board has
shown faith in me to continue in
the job.’
Lehmann, widely known by
his nickname �Boof’, 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 Zarra’s all-time
Spanish top-flight record of 251, set
in the 1950s.Messi, who told fans he
was �constantly trying to improve and
win more titles,’ 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.
�To go into the Clasico in the best
possible condition we need to win on
Saturday,’ 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 India’s highest
ranked Grandmaster here Vidit
Gujrathi is among those who have
6.5 points.In the girls’ 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
17 OCTOBER 2014
�India not to blame
for WTO imbroglio’
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 Women’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)
officials 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
Rezaul’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 officials 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
India’s decision against ratifying
WTO’s TFA as �market distortion’.
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 �isolated’ 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
�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,’ 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 UN’s
support to Satyarthi
The UN Chief said that
Satyarthi and Yousafzai
�give hope to people around
the world struggling
against exploitation,
discrimination and
United Nations, Oct 17 (PTI):
Lauding this year’s Nobel Peace
laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai, UN chief Ban Ki-moon
said the two �remarkable’ Asians give
hope to people around the world
struggling against exploitation and
assured the world body’s support to
their �vitally important work’.
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 �remarkable’
The inaugural award has been instituted by leading educational and
cultural organization Asia Society honouring �true leaders making a positive
contribution to the future of Asia.’
Ban said the world got a head start
on the awards ceremony with the
announcement last week that the
year’s Nobel Prize for Peace was
being �shared by two remarkable
The UN Chief said that Satyarthi
and Yousafzai �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,’ 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. �I thank the
Asia Society for this honor, of being
included in [this] list of remarkable
people,’ Yousafzai said.
�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,’ 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
Tamilnadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, AIADMK presidium
chairman E Madhusudhanan and other leaders at the party’s 43rd
anniversary at its headquarters at Royapettah in Chennai today.
�Festivals bring
people together’
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, �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.’
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
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
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
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 midfielders and wingers - Nistrategy coach Peter
gerian MacPherlin �Dudu’ 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.
�The world’s most influential musicians and
media producers already share unique audio
content through Twitter every day. Today we’re introducing a new way for you to experience audio directly
on Twitter,’ 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. �There are many
lapses on the part of both the donors’
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.
�We’re launching this new audio card in partnership with
third-party streaming services,’ Twitter said.
The п¬Ѓrst partner for streaming on Twitter is
Berlin-based audio-streaming service SoundCloud. For starters, Twitter has promised
audio from
SoundCloud’s partners, which include diverse sources such as NASA, BBC World Service, White
House, David Guetta and Coldplay.
�We’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,’ 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
confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will drive reforms and deliver.
�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,’ 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 confidence, he said, �most of the
challenges that existed in India was self-inflicted. So I think you are going to see
great economic opportunity and good environment for business if they execute
right’. 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, �I have been very public in my comments that emerging markets are
going through some tough times.’ 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.
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Poojai is a family entertainer: Hari
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, �People expect my movies
to be a pucca commercial entertainer.
They will not be disappointed with Poojai.
It has all ingredients to woo masses’.
Action sequences involving Vishal will
be the highlight of the movie, he says and
adds, �after Thamirabarani, I join hands
with Vishal’.
On his part, Vishal, says, �Hari
planned things well and executed
them perfectly. His hard work was a
motivating factor for all of us’. Sharing
the screen with Sruthi Haasan was a
great experience. She was very cooperative and gave her best’.
On Sathyaraj, he said, �Though
he was a senior actor, he managed
to bond with us well. It was a great
learning experience working with
Poojai will rake in moollah at the
box office, he adds.
Speaking about the п¬Ѓlm, Sathyaraj,
says, �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 opportunity’.
�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 delight’.
— NT Bureau
�Action sequences
involving Vishal
will be the
highlight of the
A still from Poojai
Kamal Haasan
clarifies on his
Two to
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, �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 public’.
He said, �We have planned a couple of project and will go on floors
very soon’.
He said, �The firm started by him will advice new producers on how
to execute their project and ensure minimum wastage and maximum
On the occasion, winners of screenplay contest were given away
prizes by producer C V Kumaran.
— 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
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, �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 face’ .
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.
— NT Bureau
What is it
Assistant director, F & B,
Pride Hotel, Manjeet Kumar
,Gole with celebrity chef
Ranjeet Gole at the Saoji food
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.
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 flown to
Chennai to come up with authentic
saoji dishes.
After a welcome drink �Ananas
Panna’, which is made by boiling
pineapple fruit, one can wade into
the spicy �Batata Wangi Bhaji’ 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, �Puran poli’ 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
— NT Bureau
speaks out
fter Maan Karate, Sivakarthikeyan plays a tough police officer
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 �look fit’ for his role. The film also
stars Imman Annachi, and has music by Anirudh Ravichander.
Produced by Dhanush for Wunderbar Studios, the film’s script
has been written by Pattukottai Prabhakar and director Durai
Sivakarthikeyan, says, �It is an hilarious action entertainer.
Audience will love it’.
— NT Bureau
Arjun talks about
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.
�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 difficult film
to shoot but she never complained
about it once. These team efforts
add value to a п¬Ѓlm and she is a
team player,’ Arjun, 29, said in an
Tevar, a remake of 2003 Telugu
blockbuster Okkadu and Tamil
hit Ghillie is produced by Arjun’s
producer father Boney Kapoor
and uncle Sanjay Kapoor. It will hit
theatres on 9 January.
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