CMYK Vol 08|Issue 224|RNI No. MAHENG/2007/21778|Postal Regn. No. NMB/154/2014-16/Vashi MDG Post Office|Navi Mumbai, Monday 26 January, 2015|Pages 8|Price Re.1 Congress will not miss Namdev Bhagat, says Dashrath Bhagat By Chandrashekhar Hendve NAVI MUMBAI: Congress Navi Mumbai President and CIDCO Director Namdev Bhagat joined the Shiv PLEASE NOTE: Newsband office will remain closed on 26 January 2015 on the occasion of Republic Day. There will be no issue on 27 January 2015. Sena party on January 23, 2015. He gained entry into the Shiv Sena party on the Birth Anniversary of the Shiv Sena Pramukh Bala Shaheb Thackeray. He joined the party in the presence of the Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray at a function held at Shanumkhanand Hall, Sion, Mumbai. Namdev Bhagat said, “I was happy working for the Congress party. I worked for Congress for around 27 years in Navi Mumbai. I am not op- posing or blaming in any way the Congress and members of the Congress party are not lend- party. Congress party was undoubtedly a very good party but in the city some of the leaders ing me their support. They did not support me during the election period. That is the reason Thief chased and caught by the public An associate manages to escape Dear, our son told his teacher that common man is one who suffers from common problems like poverty, malnutrition, price rise, corruption, unemployment etc. She gave him full marks. By Vikram Gaikwad VASHI: In a classic case of public alertness, a group of residents chased a thief who had broken into a house and caught him red handed in the wee hours of Friday. The accused Bashir Ismail Mulla (55) along with an associate had broken into a resi- dential apartment in Gulmohur building in Sector-9 Vashi. Some residents happened to be woken up by the noise caused by the activities of the robbers. They chased them and managed to catch Bashir Ismail Mulla while his associate managed to escape under the cover of dark- CMYK ness. A search of Bashir’s person yielded a cutting player and other instruments used in house burglaries. The captive was thrashed before being handed over to Vashi police. “A search for Bashir’s associate has been launched,” informed API Sushilkumar Gaikwad. why I left the Congress party” “I preferred Shiv Sena party simply because it is a ground level party. I did not choose Bharatiaya Janata Party because it is the National party. I am a ground level man and I want to work with the ground level people. Hence I thought it was appropriate for me to join the Shiv Sena and work under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray for the development of Navi Mumbai,” said Bhagat. Navi Mumbai District Congress Committee President Dashrath Bhagat said, “Namdev Bhagat’s resignation from the Congress Party will make no difference to my party in Navi Mumbai. That the members and the leaders were not supporting him is just an excuse that Namdev Bhagat is making because he wanted some reason for joining Shiv Sena. In Navi Mumbai, the Congress party let him occupy many high posts and positions and let him enjoy many facilities. However, Congress party workers of Navi MumCont. on pg. 3 CMYK 2 [email protected] 26 January, 2015 www.newsband.in Urgent Vacancy Female Telecaller Aastha Property Shop No. 6, Beside Bhart Gas, Near Jalvayu Vihar, Phase I, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai - 410 210, Mobile : 9322879177 Urgently required Marketing Executive for Tea Coffee Vending Machine & Premixes. Attractive Salary & Commission + DA. Call : Rajan - 8691001060, A-101, Ambika Apartment, Plot 10, Sector - 42A, Seawood, Navi Mumbai. Required Accoutant Tally Knowledge must Salary 5000 per month. Call : 90041 41512 CV mail to [email protected] Urgently required Office Boy for Builders Office. D-4/0:2, A-wing, Sector - 1, Vashi, Age 18 to 20. 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No. NMB/154/2014-16/Vashi MDG Post Office Phone : 2789 53 80 Telefax : 2789 3147 e-mail : [email protected] website : www.newsband.in CMYK CMYK [email protected] 26 January, 2015 www.newsband.in Thieves rent a shop to conduct a break-in at Jewelers By Vikram Gaikwad KAMOTHE: In a bewildering incident on Friday, a duo of burglars broke in a Jewelers’ shop looting Jewelry worth Rs 28, 48,000 by breaking down the wall of the store. The “Dharma Raj Jewelers” is located in sector-11 of Kamothe in Mahadev apartment buildings and is owned by Sunil Chandalal Soni (24). A week before, two men had rented a shop adjacent to the jewelry shop and opened up a fruit market at the place. They had kept an eye on all the shops in the vicinity and had come to know that the jewelry shop was weekly closed on Fridays. With this information, the duo broke down the wall of the shop when it was closed on Friday and looted 954gms of gold and 14 kgs of silver by breaking down the shop’s safe with a gas cutter. As the store was monitored with CCTV cameras, the duo smartly took off all the cameras as well as CDR leaving the police clueless about their identity. As the duo didn’t particularly interact with the Jewelry store owner or leave any evidence on the crime sight or the rented shop, Kamothe police are yet to identify the burglars. From the investigation it is known that the thieves had rented the shop on Rs 25 thousand, intent on stealing the jewelry store besides it. Kamothe police have registered a complaint of burglary against the two accused. Burglars rampant in Navi Mumbai By Vikram Gaikwad NAVI MUMBAI: Over a past few days, Navi Mumbai has seen a series of house break in cases. The burglars in the city have become so fearless in conducting the crimes that the frequencies of burglaries have increased significantly past few days. In just two days Navi Mumbai has accounted to Rs 7 lakhs being stolen in burglary cases. In one of such cases, a house in Ocean view society in sec-12 of Kharghar was burgled, looting Rs 2.67lakhs of homeowner Aliniyya Fakkir Mohammad. Just after the incident, another house owner from Chirner area of Uran became the victim of house break-in. The thieves broke-in the house of Uran resident Vijay Bhukarlekar and stole cash and valuable worth Rs 3 lakhs in the wee hours of Friday. Similarly, in the Accidents on tracks worry railway authorities By Dinesh Kamath NAVI MUMBAI: Crossing of tracks by railway commuters has proved to be a dangerous exercise considering the fact that 138 persons lost their lives while crossing the railway tracks in spite of railway authorities time-andagain warnings that such an act is against the law. One cannot blame the motormen of the railway trains since the victims happen to cross the tracks all of a sudden and these motorCont. on pg. 6 third incident, a group broke-in a house in sec21 of Turbhe in broad daylight and stole valuables worth Rs 2lakh when the homeowner Mrs Gujar had gone to collect her son from school at 4.30pm on Friday. The thieves had burgled the house in her absence. Kharghar Police, Uran Police and APMC police respectively have registered the cases and are looking out for the accused burglars. Congress will... Cont. from pg. 1 bai are not at all sad by the exit of Namdev Bhagat from their midst and are in fact happy that he has chosen to step out from the party.” Shiv Sena’s Opposition leader Navi Mumbai Saroj Patil said “Shiv Sena is a strong party and it will always remain strong no matter who comes into or goes out from the party. It was always strong under the leadership of Balashab Thackeray and now under Uddhav Thackeray. Namdev Bhagat has always raised his voice over sensitive issues in the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s general body meetings. And he always fought for justice in the civic body.” CMYK 3 Satsole murder mystery, unraveled a step further By Vikram Gaikwad SATSOLE: The infamous unresolved murder case that has been haunting Satsole residents for quite a while has been disclosed further. The hair-raising murder of a 21 year old woman whose body was discovered washed up near the banks of Satsole creek on Palm Beach road on January has finally been identified by the police. The deceased woman, now identified as Nagmabanu Shahidali Quereshi (21) was found dead with her throat cut and her face disfigured by acid, most probably to keep her identity hidden, on 3rd January. Therefore, Thane police had been investigating the case in order to identify the woman. Meanwhile, the woman relatives living in Bengawadi area of Govandi had filed a missing persons report for Nagma in Devnar police station as missing from 3rd January. Due to the coincidence of the dates, the relatives were sent to Navi Mumbai in order to check the body, where they identified the dead body as being Nagma’s. Even though the woman’s identity has been disclosed, the reason for murder or the culprit has not been caught yet. The police, however, strongly suspect the victim’s husband to be behind the murder. Sankrant Mela at Urban Haat upto 1 Feb After Gandhi shilp bazaar now Sankrat Mela is organized by City and Industrial Development Corporation at Urban Haat and it started from 21 January will last till 01 February 2015. Urban Haat is now become a regular haat for Handloom and Handicraft products and after monsoon from August 2014 these exhibitions are being organized in CIDCO Urban Haat on regular basis and without any break. In last six months 10 events of 149 days in which more than 700 artisans from 20 states participated. For the year 2014-15 up to June, a tentative number of 21 events for 282 days are proposed in which more than 1500 artisans are expected to participate. In Sankrant Mela, artisans from Gujarat, Rajasthan, Manipur, Andra Pradesh, Madya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Tamilnadu & Punjab are participating with exclusive Handicraft and Handloom products. In addition to this Horticulture and Nursery equipments, Kolhapuri & Rajasthani & Konkan food products are available in Urban Haat. During this event, on 26 January, orchestra of patriotic songs by Hoby club and cultural programs by colleges & schools are proposed on After this exhibition, Assam National Saturday and Sunday. The natural beauty and beautiful fountains are attracting large crowd during weekend days. Expo, Craft Bazaar, Vasant Mela, Chaitra Mela, Mango Festival and Summer Festival are proposed. CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from MR. SANJAY ADHAR THAKUR to MR. SANJEEV ADHAR THAKUR as per affidavit dated 23rd January 2015. CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from NIRMALA BAPUSAHEB FADATARE to NIRMALA BAPUSAHEB PHADTAREas per affidavit dated 23rd January 2015. CMYK 4 [email protected] 26 January, 2015 www.newsband.in Hockey India launches HHIL mobile application on Android and iOS platforms Dabang Mumbai Recover To Hold Jaypee Punjab Warriors : HHIL 2015 DM & JPW Players in action. Harmanpreet Singh Players of DM celebrates after scoring a goal against JPW. Text and Photo by Ashok Dhamija To cater to the escalating excitement of the Hero Hockey India League 2015 among its fans and followers, Hockey India today launched its first HHIL mobile application on Android and iOS platform. Taking Hockey India’s endeavour to promote Hockey in the country to a new pinnacle, the HHIL mobile application will allow its users to stay conversant with the game anytime, anywhere on their Android and iOS devices. The application boasts of a ‘Live match feed’ category where the users can know all about the ongoing match of the League on the go, as and when required. With a user friendly interface, the HHIL mobile application envelopes all necessary information regarding the impending League, ranging from overall match schedules to specific match venues and summary of the teams to player profiles. Speaking on the launch of the app, Dr Narinder Batra, Chairman Hockey India League said, ”These days everyone wants to be in the hook of things while on the move and the app of Hockey India League is designed to meet this demand of Navi Mumbai Mahotsav smart-phone users. For the young hockey fans that are always hookedon to their mobile devices, this application will help them stay up-todate with the every game in the League whenever and wherever they desire, thus making sure they never miss the excitement of the game even when they are travelling or are at work. With this, we aim to take the popularity of the game to newer heights.” The app is available for download on Android and iOS devices. Hero Goal of the Match – Jamie Dwyer Man of the Match – Harmanpreet Singh The 3-day Navi Mumbai Mahotsav organized by Sakav Educational and Social Cultural Trust at Ramlila Maidan, Sector-12 Nerul was inaugurated by film personality Sheetal Kshirsagar with the lighting of the lamp on Friday. “The festival will include competitions in dance and music, rangoli, painting etc,” informed The Chairperson of the Trust, Varsha Bhosle. Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Waghmare and organizer Uttam Raval were among those who graced the inauguration. CMYK Text and Photo by Ashok Dhamija MUMBAI: It was a day when the runnersup team of the last edition, Jaypee Punjab Warriors and the newly formed outfit, Dabang Mumbai clashed in their first match of the 3rd edition of Hero Hockey India League 2015 at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. The match witnessed some high voltage moves, thrilling moments and a nail biting finish which left the spectators wanting for more from the star boy Tom Boon and Legend Jamie Dwyer. The 60 minute game shifted gear with every goal scored but was drawn at the end at 3-3, as both the teams did not allow the other to walk away with a win in today’s electrifying match. Dabang Mumbai having the better say in the first quarter, scored the first goal in the 7th minute and which came from the stick of the young Harmanpreet Singh who successfully converted the penalty corner that the team got, leaving the Warriors surprised. In the entire first session while Jaypee Punjab Warriors created opportunities for themselves, the host team successfully managed to keep the opponents at bay and refrained them from equalizing till the end of the second quarter. Japyee Punjab Warriors however started the third quarter with aggression and drew parity through Captain Jamie Dywer who scored an unbelievable field goal in the 32nd minute. Half way through the third quarter, Jamie managed a good deflection towards the goal post but was brilliantly saved by Mumbi Dabang goalkeeper David Harte . Coming into play again the Dabang Mumbai goalie saved yet again in the very next minute, giving Jaypee Punjab Warriors a tough time to get through him. With the fourth and final quarter set to being the decider session for the game both the teams came back into the field with a determination to win. It was finally Chinglensana Singh in the 50th minute went through the defence of Japyee Punjab Warriors and scored a field goal. This allowed the hosts to take the lead and the game went in their favor 2-1. This got Jaypee Punjab Warriors on the backfoot but they knew there was still 10 minutes left in the game and they could still turn it around. Post winning a penalty corner in the 56th minute Jaypee Punjab Warriors was awarded a penalty stroke in their name. Sandeep Singh took the stroke and ensured that Cont. on pg. 6 Young Patriots… Primary students of St. Joseph High School (CBSE), New Panvel enthralled the audience during the Interclass Patriotic singing competition on the eve of the Republic Day. (By Ashok Dhamija) CMYK 1 [email protected] 26 January, 2015 www.newsband.in Haldi Kum Kum Celebration at Ghansoli By Chandrashekhar Hendve GHANSOLI: Prashant Patil Mitra Mandal of Ghansoli organized a Haldi Kum Kum celebration in Ghansoli. During this occasion was present former Shiv Sena District President Vijay Chougule who spoke about women empowerment and importance of supporting them to progress in various fields. It is said that haldi kum kum is conducted for married women and it is considered as a method of giving respect to women. Based on these facts haldi kum kum was conducted by Shiv Sena party workers in Ghansoli. This is mainly held to unite women and through such get together a good relation can be generated among them. Damaynati Achare, Ranjana Shintre, Adv. Sandhya Sawant, Suvarna Patil and others were also present. Around 2000 women attended this event. Prashant Patil Mitra Mandal distributed 2000 polpat (rotimaker) and 3 level Tiffin box to these women. Also present were Navi Mumbai former Sena Chief Vijay Chougule along with Prashant Patil, Suvarna Patil, Santosh Daundkar, 5 Sai Nanak’s Performance Day on 25 Jan By Rampreet Roy VASHI: Sai Nanak Music Academy is Navi Mumbai’s leading Music Education Institute that has introduced unique timing (Option to come @ will*) 3. Instruments provided in the class (allows one to carry there instruments too!) focus on Performance Oriented Training. Since the academy is completing 16 years, the authorities of the academy have decided to organize the Perfor- features and revolutionized the Music Instruments learning process. Sai Nanak was established since 19992000. The Academy has just turned 16. Sai Nanak Music is youngest academy with Music Education Expertise in Keyboard, Piano, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums kit, Violin, Singing etc. Sai Nanak Music offers Unique Features: 1. Highly Talented & Experienced Full time Instructors 2. 100% flexible 4. Study Material Provided (Designed by our expert timeregularly updated) 5. Certificates Provided (Activity and course Certificates provided); Also trains for Trinity Grade Exams. 6. Open all days* (358 days a year); Huge Time: Mon-Sat: 10 am to 8 pm and Sun: 11am to 6pm Till now – the academy was concentrating more on Quick and Easy learning techniques of Music Instruments. Now, it has decided to add and mance Day on auspicious Saraswati Pooja Day i.e. on 25 January, 2015 (Sunday). The Program is scheduled to start by 4 pm. The Performance Day: The academy is initiating Performance level training, an initiative that could boost the student’s confidence and erase their stage fear too. The Press Conference is called at 3pm on 25 January 2015, said Inder Jeet Singh, Founder, Incharge, Sai Nanak Music Academy. Bhupendra Patil, Ajahar Husain and other corporators. Later on, speeches were delivered about women empowerment. Prashant Patil Mitra Mandal’s president Prashant Patil informed about women power by giving the example of Jijamata, mother of Shivaji and told how women can help bringing changes in this country by making leaders like Shivaji. CMYK CMYK 6 [email protected] 26 January, 2015 www.newsband.in Issue : 224 26 January, 2015 Need of positive agrarian outlook India is home to the world’s largest number of farmers, as also the largest number of people who face food insecurity. Hence a positive agrarian outlook is required. In the recent days, India has emerged as a leading exporter of agricultural products. This is owing to the rise in public investment in agriculture, massive increase in credit flows and upgradation of rural infrastructure. India must promote sustainable practices like organic farming, application of bio fertilizers and bio pesticides. At the same time farmers should get remunerative price for produce and consumers should not be made to pay more to the retailer and also there is need of amending Agricultural Produce Market Committee act and increasing of cold storage facility to reduce wastages. Water management and ecosystem conservation is essential for both environmental sustainability and agricultural production. Rich farmers use inorganic methods to grow crops in India while marginal farmers use organic methods. So they do not get the price they are supposed to get. India is an exporter of foodgrain commodities. Since India is a very vast country, campaign is needed for creating awareness among farmers as well as other citizens about the need of sustainable agriculture and enabling them to explore the new agricultural methods. Ordinary farmer should have access to standard and cheap storage facilities so that he need not be at the mercy of the market agencies at the time of a lucky harvest. Now at the time of harvest, bulk buyers join hands to reduce prices of the products which they later hoard for undue benefits and profits. On the eve of every election, political parties cunningly grant some aids to the farmers which look like peripherally an aid but end up in destroying our agricultural possibilities. India has more natural resources and high manpower to achieve good agricultural growth. But yet one of the biggest problems faced by farmers from different parts of the country is sterility of good agriculture land due extensive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The government should look into this matter and encourage farmers to use bio-fertilizers and methods prescribed by agricultural universities like organic farming. Irradiation as developed by BARC more than 60 years ago was successfully done on onions, potatoes and mangoes extensively. This method is not only safe but improves resistance to pests, delays ripening and other benefits. Why have we been sleeping on this very vital research already done and proved successful? The future depends on the introduction of new methods for increasing productivity and quality as also better storage facilities. The other technology should also be impartially and scientifically assessed and should not be rejected although they are developed by foreign companies. If these BT products are safe and improves the quality and productivity of the product with better resistance to pests etc these products must be introduced to meet the increased demand. We need better technology and no politics in such innovations. CR concede late goal, Lose MDFA Elite Division tie against RCF By Ashok Dhamija MUMBAI: Central Railway hard work on the field was undone by Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) as they let in a late goal in added time to lose by a narrow margin of 0-1, in an Elite Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) League – 2014-15, played at the Coo- Dabang Mumbai.... Cont. from pg. 4 this time he doesn’t miss to get the ball past the goalkeeper. The goal from Sandeep tied the game at 2-2 and with 4 minutes left in the game both the teams went on the attack. With just a minute left for the final whistle to blow, Jaypee Punjab Warriors got the chance to take the lead through a penalty corner opportunity. Sandeep Singh yet again he did not commit any any mistake and converted, helping the team to take the lead to 3-2. Here it seemed Jaypee Punjab Warriors had the game in their kitty but Dabang Mumbai’s Chinglensana threw the surprise by scoring a brilliant field goal in the dying seconds and tied the match at 3-3. Speaking post the draw Head Coach Valentin Altenburg said “It was a huge finish by Chinglensana today and we believe we can come back in the next match. Both Harmanpreet and Chinglensana played brilliant games and David did a great job in protecting our goal. I think Chinglensana realizes that he is so strong post his goals today. We played against a well built composed team and they gave us a tough time. I was not satisfied as we did not do a great job in protecting our circle and there were many circle penetrations. The first goal scored by JPW was a brilliant goal and we also did a good job in not allowing them the penalty corner conversions. For the game against Ranchi Rays we have to work on our defence. Ranchi Rays is a strong team and we really have to get our defence together.” Commenting on the draw, Head Coach Barry Dancer, Jaypee Punjab Warriors said “It was a good game and the boys came back well. We played well and they played well too. Thankfully we played good in the 3rd and 4th quarter. Mumbai team was good in the first half and they were unlucky later on. We didn’t control some of the better players of the Mumbai team but we aim to be better in our next game. They won the first half and we won the second half”. At the time of going to press Mumbai Dabang Mumbai lost to Ranchi Ray 1-2 on Saturday evening Tom Boon scored for Mumbai while Barry Middelton scored a brace for Ranchi. CMYK perage ground on Friday. With match heading towards a draw, RCF striker Raju Meetei scored a late goal way into injury time to help his team clinch victory and pocket the full three points. Results: Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers 1 (Raju Meetei 90+3) beat Central Railway 0 (HT 1-0). Accidents on... Cont. from pg. 3 men fail to stop the train in spite of their applying brakes the moment they spot the victim. At Vashi railway tracks itself there has been a large number of deaths of commuters who were crossing the tracks and even those who were hanging out of the train and fell outside all of a sudden. Only a few involved in such accidents managed to escape death but they did sustain serious injuries. Most of the railway accidents occur on VashiMankhurd, Juinagar-Nerul, Panvel-Khandeshwar, Belapur-Seawoods routes and hence the railways are trying to focus most of their attentions along these routes particularly while creating precautionary measures to prevent such accidents. These accidents occur in spite of the efforts put in by railway officials to create awareness among the railway commuters the dangers of crossing tracks or hanging out of the railway trains. These officials have even gone to the extent of pasting posters and making regular announcements asking the commuters not to trespass or jump out of moving trains. The problem is railways are not staffed to the extent where they can supervise all the tracks. Hence certain violations of laws by the commuters escape their notice thus resulting in accidents. Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav Koperkhairane: Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul and Ward Sallagar Samiti, another Naik family outfit are jointly organizing Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav on 29, 30 and 31 January, 2015. The event will witness competitions in Kho Kho, Kabaddi and Cricket. About 230 teams representing over a hundred schools are expected to participate, says a press note circulated by the organizers. The event will be inaugurated on29 January, 2015 at R F Naik High School ground, Koperkhairane by former minister Ganesh Naik. Competitions will be held on RF Naik School grounds, Ramlila Maidan in Sector-12 Nerul and Terna High School ground, also in Nerul. MLA Sandeep Naik is the chief organizer. Blood donation camp at Inorbit Malls, Vashi on Republic Day This Republic day, Inorbit Malls, Vashi pledges to be a savior to patients in need of the blood. They will conduct the blood donation camp in association with Fortis Hospital, so save a life by doing your bit towards this noble cause. Date: 26th January Time: 12 noon – 7:00 pm Venue: Inorbit Malls, Vashi CMYK [email protected] 26 January, 2015 Letters to the Editor.... How can NMMC ignore such a major problem? During the last week or so there was flooding on the road and it has entered the compound of our building (Om Saidham Co Op Housing Society Ltd, Plot No. 40 Sector 17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai-400703). During the night, the nulla’s dirty water reaches the road and then spreads from www.newsband.in Raymond showroom area to all the other roads. It is acute around our building and enters in huge quantity in our compound. This phenomenon started after expanding/ construction of the storm water drainage system a year ago or so, which we had pointed out but this problem was continued to be ignored by Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation which did not care to take Board Of Cricketing Controversies In India Board game is as good as over. All along, the BCCI in the name of conducting gentleman’s game of cricket did all the wrongs and still escaped punishment. Despite the team doing badly overseas, the same players and the captain get preference over other deserving candidates. Supreme Court bowled a googly and a yorker at the same time, barring BCCI chief-in-exile N Srinivasan from contesting election to the board’s top post and bringing the world’s richest cricket body under the ambit of public scrutiny. It directed the Board of Control for Cricket in India to hold the election within six weeks after restraining Srinivasan from the exercise as long as he continued to own Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings because the dual role pointed to a “conflict of interest”. The court made it clear that conflict of interest arose because Srinivasan was the BCCI president, the owner of Chennai Super Kings and the father-inlaw of Gurunath Meiyappan, who is facing charges of betting and spot-fixing in the sixth edition of the IPL. The ruling put an end to the free run the BCCI enjoyed on the pretext of being a private entity. The court called the board a public body discharging public functions because it is the official selector of the national cricket team. The BCCI would be amenable to the writ jurisdiction of high courts under Article 226 even when it was not ‘State’ within the meaning of Article 12 of the Constitution, the court added. This means, a common man can drag the all-powerful BCCI to court for any alleged misdeed. It could also come under the purview of the RTI act. Unhappy with the BCCI’s opaque style of functioning, the court asked the panel to suggest measures to revamp it within six months, to streamline its election process and to bring institutional integrity. The ruling came on a petition filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar asking the court to restrain Srinivasan from holding the BCCI president’s post in the wake of the betting scandal involving his son-in-law. Thus we can call BCCI, Board of Cricketing Controversies in India and the name is well truly maintained by the Presidents of the Board as a well knit unit and now the truth is coming out in the open. - Calicut Krishnan Ramani, Vashi CMYK 7 any action in this direction. We are afraid that the space around our building might get flooded like creek. There are technical problems and bad works done by NMMC. On one side they warn residents about water spillage that can be caused even by washing vehicles. They warn that such water might contain Dengue fever but they are not bothered about dirty nulla water entering all around sector 17 area which is threatening the health of the people. It looks like as if nobody from civic officials are bothered about this. K. Vasu, Vashi CMYK 8 [email protected] 26 January, 2015 www.newsband.in Colorful Sewadal rally on 2nd day of Sanjivani Boys Crowned NMASA 48th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam Under-8 Football Champions By Chandrashekhar Hendve KHARGHAR: His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission addressed the 48th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam of Maharashtra on the second day of the 3-day spiritual congregation held in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai which is being attended by lakhs of devotees of the Mission and other God-loving people from all over the state and several other parts of the country and abroad. On the 2nd day today, the Samagam began with a colourful Sewadal Rally. Thousands of Nirankari Sewadal volunteers men and women in their uniforms, presented some items of P T Parade, physical forms, games, skits and songs, rededicated themselves towards selfless service of the mankind and sought the benign blessings from His Holiness for the same. They highlighted the Mission’s message of humanity and depicted the different ways the Sewadal is contributing to promote it. They also showed the importance of discipline and dedication while serving fellow devotees and the society as such. As His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj and his gracious spouse Pujya Mata Sawinder Ji arrived at the venue, they stood in an open vehicle, inspected the Rally and blessed the participants. Thereafter, His Holiness hoisted the white flag, a symbol of love, service and humil- ity. Speaking on the occasion, Baba Ji commended the services of Sewadal in various fields and said that the same went a long way to strengthen and ble and blissful. He said that their spirit of discipline and dedication has always been commended by Police and other authorities not only in Maharashtra but in other parts of the spread the message of the Mission. He said that these volunteers are always ready to render selfless service not only during regular congregations and the Samagams but also towards the nation, particularly during natural calamities. The spirit of selflessness, he said, makes service all the more beautiful, no- country also. Earlier, Shri V.D.Nagpal, General Secretary of the Sant Nirankari Mandal and Member In-charge of Sewadal sought the divine blessings of His Holiness so that all the Sewadal volunteers continue to render their services with full spirit of discipline, dedication and selflessness. CMYK Text and Photo by Ashok Dhamija VASHI: Sanjivani Int e r n a t i o n a l School,Kharghar Under-8 Boys overcame a strong performance by Avalon Heights International School,,Vashi to a eke out a narrow 1-0 win and annex the Navi Mumbai Area Inter-School Football Tournament held at Fr.Agnels Sports Complex,Vashi. The all important goal was scored by Pranay Patil. Earlier the winners had.defeated New Horizon Public School, Panvel in sudden death to enter the final. “I was really confident that this year we will win as we has a very good team as they had worked on their deficiency of last year when we lost in semi final in both under 8 and 10 Boys category. i am thankful to our Principal and Parents who supported us in our mission “.shared Kiran Anchan, Sports Coordinator of in Charge, Sanjivani International School,Kharghar. Winning TeamPranay Patil(Captain), Viraj Kakade, Ved Panickar,Yash Mhatre, Shreyas Jain, Mohit Mhatre, Manthan Yendarkar, Pawan Dongre, Arya Pawar, Aryan Gondhali, Ayush Kale, Meghrraj Mhatre, Omkar Bhoye, Kushal Singh and Neev Jain.