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Pre-2000 slums to get
official water connection
NMMC hurries to implement government resolution
By Vijay Bhor
only two days left for the
expected announcement of elections, Navi
Mumbai Municipal
Corporation hurriedly
adopted a resolution to
provide regular water
connection to every
slum unit that existed
before 2000. The general body unanimously
adopted a resolution to
that effect on Tuesday.
By doing so, NMMC
has only endorsed the
decision of the state government to protect all
pre-2000 slums in the
state. The government
decision also includes a
provision to provide of-
civic body said.
The move is expected to bring in an additional revenue of Rs 3
crores a year to the civic body.
ficial water connection
to such units. “The decision will come into effect immediately,” a
communiqué from the
In order to get the
water connection, the
resident will have to
produce a valid proof of
his being there on or
before 1 January, 2000.
A copy of the voters list
showing the name of
the resident at that address, an electricity bill
or a property tax bill (?)
will be considered a valid proof. Those who had
been running a commercial establishment
will have to produce a
gumasta licence, sales
tax or profession tax
challan, or a service tax
challan. A certificate
issued by the Legal
Metrology department
certifying the scales
and/or measuring instruments will also be
The resolution is
considered a bonanza to
the slum dwellers on
the eve of the elections.
No need for waiting for Women’s Day for
proving yourself: Dr Mandakini Amte
Look, eliminating the
terrorists is no problem. The problem is
how to find and arrest
By Chandrashekhar Hendve
woman who wants to
do something for the
society need not wait
for Women’s Day or
something of that sort.
Any day is good
enough,” said Dr Mandakini Amte at CBD on
Monday. She was
speaking as the Chief
Guest at the International Women’s Day
celebration organized
by CIDCO Employees’
The Amte family is
known for its work for
the upliftment of Madia Gond tribe which is
spread across the borCont. on pg. 3
An interactive meeting with MLA
Manda Mhatre organized by IMC
By Sheela Lemoriya
Indian Merchants’
Chamber, Navi Mumbai, is organizing Discussion Forum on current issues and problem faced by the trade,
and business
with respect
to Infrastructure, Roads,
LBT, Property
Transportation, etc. at
Navi Mumbai with
MLA Manda Mhatre
and this will give an
opportunity to its
members to appraise
with her on the same.
Members of the Industries association in
Navi Mumbai such as
Thane Belapur Indus-
tries Association, Indian Spice & Food Stuff
Exporters Association,
Navi Mumbai Merchants’ Chamber,
Small Scale Entrepreneurs Association, TTC,
The Bombay Gol Merchants Association, The
Grain Rice &
Oilseeds Merchants Association, Millennium Business Park IT
Unit Holder’s
are joining Indian Merchants’ Chamber for
the interactive meeting
which will be held at 5
pm, Saturday, March
14, 2015 at Art Gallery,
Merchants Chamber
Bldg, 2 nd Floor, Plot
No. 14, Sector 19,
Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
Only three out of 44 NMMT
bus routes make profit
By Umesh Parida
startling figures about
NMMT buses have
been revealed. Only
three out of the 44 bus
routes are found profitable. The three routes
surprisingly are
from Raigad district part of Navi
The three
routes are bus
route no. 57
which plies between Manosarovar railway station and Khandeswar
railway station, followed by bus route no.
54 which plies from
Kharghar railway station to Taloja (RAF) and
bus route no. 123 from
Kharghar Ove gaon to
Borivali (East). The last
bus (no. 123) is having
AC bus service.
In terms of profit,
bus route no. 57 records
Rs 21.23 per kilometer
profit, followed by route
no. 54 with Rs 14.84 per
km and route no. 123
with Rs.11.67 per km.
In terms of distance between the stops, bus
route no. 57 is only 4.4
km followed by route
no. 54 with 9.6 km and
route no. 123 with 62.8
Cont. on pg. 7
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11 March, 2015
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Bernice Tours & Travels urgently required Office Boy
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Wanted Boys & Girls in Navi Mumbai Selling Home Product Door to Door Salary Rs. 3000 + Comm. Contact :
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Chain snatching at Panvel
` 1.25 lakh worth ornaments looted
By Vikram Gaikwad
PANVEL: Two chain
snatchers riding a motor cycle attacked a pedestrian and snatched
gold ornaments worth
about Rs 1.25 lakhs on
Sunday afternoon.
The victim, Savita
Wakdikar, a resident of
Rasayani, had come to
Takka area of Panvel to
attend the engagedment of a relative. As
she was walking towards her destination
at about 2.00 pm, two
motor cycle borne desperados attacked her
and snatched her orna-
ments worth about Rs
1.25 lakhs. Wakdikar
tried to raise an alarm
but before help could
reach her, the culprits
had driven away. Panvel city police has registered a complaint
and started investigation.
Regularisation of contract labourers
By Vijay Bhor
CBD-Belapur: “The
proposal to regularize
the services of contract
workers in the conservancy department has
been sent to the state
government for approval. A decision will be
announced when it is
received back,” informed DMC Jagan-
basis, a decision can be
taken if the proposal
comes from the Education Committee,” he informed. “DMC in
charge of the Education
department has been
informed about it,” he
Vasant Mela, the colourful fair,
begins at CIDCO Urban Haat
By Chandrashekhar Hendve
The king of all the
seasons, the Vasant or
Spring season has just
commenced. To give
shopping opportunity to
the Navi Mumbaikars in this
colourful season,
City and Industrial Development Corporation had organised Vasant Mela
from March 05
and this event
will continue till
March 15, 2015
at CIDCO Urban
Haat near CBD Belapur Railway Station.
At the Vasant Mela,
exclusive Handloom
products like chanderi
and bhagalpuri saris,
dress materials, bed
sheets, carpets, curtains etc from Andhra
Pradesh, Madhya
Pradesh, Kolkata, Orissa, Rajasthan, West
Bengal, Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana,
Kashmir and Uttar
Pradesh crafted in lat-
No need for...
ning a free dispensary,
and Ashramshala and
an Animal hospital for
old and injured animals. The animals
who have been rejected by their hordes are
looked after in ‘The
Park’, an associate
project. For their yeomen service, the
Amte’s were conferred
Cont. from pg. 1
der districts of Maharashtra,
Pradesh and Madhya
Pradesh. Dr Mandakini Amte along with her
husband, Dr Prakash
Amte established ‘Lok
Biradari Project’ under
which they are run-
est designs are being
sold in good quantities
by the artisans at an
affordable rate.
In handicrafts products, bamboo furniture,
cane furniture, wooden
crafts and furniture,
terracotta items and
crafts items have been
Housing minister comes
out with a vague answer
Houses for mathadi workers
By Chandrashekhar Hendve
VASHI: Minister for
Housing gave a vague
reply to a question on
the provision of housing
for mathadi workers.
“The process of allotting houses to the eligible mathadis is in
progress according to a
Government Resolution
dated 20.06.2014. And
CIDCO is entrusted
with the job,” he said.
He was replying to a
starred question put by
Airoli MLA Sandeep
Naik in the Legislative
Giving statistics,
the minister said that
CIDCO has built a total of 9192 houses between 1978 and 2011.
“Mathadi workers are
enlisted under seven
circles. They will be allotted houses on the
basis of their registration,” he added.
3-year old drowns in water tank
Decision pending
nath Sinnerkar on
Tuesday. He was replying to a query raised by
Haldankar in the General Body meeting.
“As for regularizing
the services of teachers
working on contract
brought from different
states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam
and Uttar Pradesh. A
large variety of leather
products such as ladies
leather toys and
gents wallets
from West Bengal, Madhya
Pradesh and other states have
also been exhibited by the craftsmen.
The list of
products doesn’t
end here - artificial jewelleries, ethnic
and latest designs from
different states will also
be readily available for
the consumers to buy.
Also, one can explore
and buy different kinds
of paintings like
Cont. on pg. 7
Magasaysay Award in
the year 2008.
The Amtes are also
running an orphanage
where they are looking
after about 3,000 persons afflicted by leprosy, the blind and the
lame. All these activities are run under the
banner of the larger
Hemlaksa project.
By Vikram Gaikwad
PANVEL: In a tragic
incident on 3 March, a
three year old boy accidentally slipped into an
open water tank and
The victim, Aryan
Bhandari had come to
Panvel with his parents where they were
being hosted by a family staying in Waghilkar
Wadi. At around noon,
when everyone else was
Chawl owner arrested
busy, the child came
out and strayed near
the open water tank
which lay unprotected.
In the course of his
play, Aryan slipped into
the tank where he got
drowned. The family
came to know about the
incident only after
about half an hour.
Police have noted
that the death has oc-
curred because the tank
had been left unprotected. They have held the
chawl owner Prakash
Baviskar responsible
for the same and arrested him. He was produced in the court on 9
March which has enlarged him on bail. PSI
Jadhav of Panvel city
police station is investigating.
Bus Route no. 15 of NMMT
suffers highest loss
By Umesh Parida
TURBHE: As per the
data given to Corporator Komal S Vaskar,
in February 2015 the
NMMT plied 297 bus
services in 44 routes
from among which 41
went on loss. The
NMMT also revealed
that it spends Rs 49
per km whereas the
earning stands at Rs
41.15 per km. The
major loss making
route is route no. 15,
Karave Nagar to
Nerul LP with per km
loss of Rs 28.66,
followed by route no.
23, Belapur railway
station to Sarsole
depot, with loss of Rs
28.02 per km, route
no. 29 between CBD
bus depot to Belapur
gaon with Rs 27.54
loss per km and route
no. 13-14 Ghansoli
station to Nelco
Mhape with loss of Rs
27.25 per km .
In terms of loss
making routes, route
no. 131, Airoli bus
depot to Ghodbandar
Kopri with Rs 4.35 per
km, route no. 53,
Kharghar railway
station to Taloja RAF
with loss of Rs 6.53
per km, followed by
route no. 105, CBD
bus depot to Bandra
railway station (W)
with Rs 7.57 per km
loss are the sufferers.
The above figures
show minimum per
route loss of Rs 4.35
per km to maximum
Rs 28.66 per km. Now
it is high time for the
NMMT to revisit and
chalk out strategy to
reduce the loss.
Without a thorough
analysis of the losses
and applying of
measures to curb the
loss by adding more
fleets to its kitty will
only add to their
Tender from reputed firms for
1. Providing & Casting of PCC & fixing of interlocking pavor
blocks at backside of Card Room Near D.G.Room
2. Required:
1 - Trade Mill Heavy Duty Commercial Grade
2 - Elliptical Commercial Grade for Health club.
The prescribed tender document would be available from
the office situated in Navi Mumbai Sports Association premises from 12.3.2015 to 15.3.2015 except Monday between
11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on payment of Rs.1000/- (non-refundable). The due date for submission of tender is 18.3.2015
up to 5:00 p.m. in the Navi Mumbai Sports Association premises. The tender form will not be available by post.
Sd/Date : 11-03-2015
Hon. Gen. Secretary
Place : Navi Mumbai
Navi Mumbai Sports Association
[email protected]
11 March, 2015
‘Steps to be taken to enjoy
pollution-free Holi’
Glimpse 2015
Meritorious students being awarded certificates for their achievements in sports and
academics by the dignitaries
By Umesh Parida
PANVEL: To enjoy a
pollution-free Holi, students of Ranganath Patil Education Trust
which runs Shahir Balaram Patil New English School, Sangde,
has initiated certain
steps. The students
were guided by the
teachers in this matter.
The students actively took part in the
event. The teachers
guided them in the
matter of identifying
polluting factors during
Holi. They asked the
students to observe the
Holi in traditional ways
rather than on compet-
itive basis. This will
help the surrounding to
become free from pollution and nature-friendly too, they said.
The trust chairman
Rangnath Patil addressed the students
and called upon all
those who were present
to enjoy safe Holi.
Film ‘ Barkhaa ‘- First Look ar Sunny Sound
Lets rock ……
Text and Photos by Ashok Dhamija
NAVI MUMBAI: St. Lawrence High
School – Vashi pre-primary section
students celebrated their Annual
Cultural Festival ‘Glimpse 2015’.
The tiny tots showcased their talents
and abilities with their performances as they danced to the foot tapping
tunes and entertained the packed auditorium which included many parents. Children were awarded certificates for their achievements in sports
activities and academics.
“Glimpse 2015 which is our annual cultural event for the pre-primary section showcased the rich cultural diversity of our country. Other presentations included a colouful
dance which celebrated International Women Day and students imitating various professionals including
sportsman in their attires. From our
side we honoured most co-operative
parents for their encouragement and
support” shared Saira Kennedy,
Head Mistress of the institute.
City Based Artist 5th ‘One-Man
Show’ On Display At Shaurya Arts
Photography by: K.Ravi, Guest: Mahesh Bhatt and Sanjay Bedia, Film: Barkhaa, Banner: Zahara Productions, Producer: Shabana Hashmi, Star Cast: Sara Loren, Taaha
Shah, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Shweta Pandit and Puneet Issar. Story/Writers: Shadaab
Mirza, Language: Hindi and Director: Shadaab Mirza (By K Ravi)
Actors announce about
Home Shopping Industry
Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra, Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha announced the starting
of Home Shopping industry on TV. (By K Ravi)
By Ashok Dhamija
known city based
painter Shirish V. Mitbawkar is holding his
5th ‘One-Man Show’ titled ‘Fragrance of Life’
at Shaurya Art Gallery
in CBD Belapur. A resident of Koperkhairane
Mitbawkar is a winner
of many prestigious
State and National level awards. His exhibits
includes over 40 paintings sized 4/6
feet and 1/1
feet which reveals the blissful moods of
life as part of
the monthlong exhibition. These
paintings are
semi realistic
and of abstract
“As part of the show
I have tried to showcase happy moments in
life with different top-
Shirish Mitbakar
ics. I can assure you
that it will be a grand
celebration of colours
which capture the
mood, spirit and joyful
moments in life
through the medium of
paintings” shared
Shirish V. Mitbawkar,
who is also the former
Head of the Department – Drawing/
Painting, L. S. Raheja
School of Art, Bandra,
Mumbai and is currently working as a
visiting lecturer at
Rachana Sansad Architecture. He further
added “This is my 5th
solo exhibition. Prior to
this I had also done a
solo shows at NMSA in
1995, Jehangir Art Gallery in 2010,
Gallery Art
Etern, Delhi
in 2012 and at
India Art Festival, Mumbai
in 2013”.
The solo
exhibition can
be viewed from
1st March to
31st March
2015 during
11am – 6pm at Shaurya Arts, Citi Tower,
Sector 15, B-Wing, 5th
Floor, C.B.D. Belapur,
New Mumbai.
[email protected]
11 March, 2015
The story of a woman
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single
feminist nor to any one
organization but to the
collective efforts of all
who care about human
rights” - Gloria Steinem
International Women’s Day arrived and we
were jolted internationally by the controversial documentary ‘India’s
Daughter’ based on
the Nirbhaya gang
rape incident. This
documentary is
made by Leslee Udwin from BBC
which interviewed an
unrepentant accused of
the Nirbhaya gang rape
which shook not only
India but the world at
the same time. And it
India Maintains Unbeaten Winning
Streak In ICC World Cup 2015
Openers Dhawan and Rohit record partnership ensures
an emphatic win over Ireland, their fifth on trot
has not stopped till now.
Violence against half the
population of the largest
democracy is touching
new heights, shaming
the entire society.
The Constitution
guarantees to all wom-
en equality, prohibition
of discrimination by the
state, equality of opportunity, and
equal pay for equal
work. It also provides for making
special enactments
for women and children. It renounces
practices derogatory to women’s dignity and provides for
just and humane conditions of work and maternity benefit. But till
Cont. on pg. 6
Film ‘The Ghost & Darkness’
Film ‘The Ghost & Darkness’ is directed By Satyam Raj and produced by Rishi Raj.
Starring - Saurav Chakrabarti, Keeya Khanna, Rishank Tiwari, Navjot Singh, Abbas
Arfi, Mohsin Bhatt, Anmol Chaudhary, Deepanshi, Krishanlal Hans, Surinder Thakur,
Varun Khanna, Nitu, Iqbal. Guests - Raza Murad, Mukesh Rishi (By K Ravi)
By Ashok Dhamija
Fortune favours the
brave and when it
comes to cricket, India’s bludgeoning lefthander Shikhar Dhawan made the most of
the two lifelines against
Ireland to smash his
second century of ICC
World Cup 2015. In the
end chasing 260 powered by an opening 174
runs opening stand between Dhawan (100)
and Rohit Sharma (64)
in 23.2 overs, which
was followed by an unbeaten 70 runs for the
third wicket between
Virat Kohli (44 n.o.) and
Ajinkya Rahane (33
n.o.), India eventually
cruised to an emphatic
eight-wicket win at
Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand in
just 36.5 overs. India
which became the first
team to qualify for the
knock out stage (Quarter finals) prior to this
game, maintained the
leader board position in
Pool B with five wins on
a trot
The defending World
Cup champions however were briefly tested
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma’s 174-run stand is
India’s best in World Cups and tournament new record
(Images courtesy Internet)
Ravichandran Ashwin (R) dismissed Stirling for 42 in
his third over celebrates his success with Umesh Yadav
who took three catches in the match to become the leading fielder in World Cup
by the Ireland openers Umesh Yadav, MohamWilliam Porterfield (67) med Shami and Mohit
and Paul Stirling (42) Sharma who early have
who registered their made inroads in each
country best partner- and every match
ship of 89 runs against
Cont. on pg. 6
India’s fast bowlers
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Issue : 260
11 March, 2015
Kejriwal should not lose
the advantage
By effecting the removal of Prashant
Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the Political Affairs Committee of the Aam Aadmi
Party, the dominant faction of the AAP that
stands solidly behind national convener Arvind Kejriwal signalled that it would not tolerate any dissidence in the organisation.
Kejriwal is no doubt the face of the party
and is central to the party’s fortunes both as
Delhi Chief Minister and a front-line leader
of the AAP. The AAP has taken great pride
in differentiating itself from other parties.
Kejriwal had talked a lot about transparency
and democratic processes.
Kejriwal should realize that politics revolving around a personality cult is dangerous.
He should not follow the example of NehruGandhi family by surrounding himself with
a coterie of subservient second-rung leaders.
He should make a solid strategy to strengthen the democratic structure of his party. If
he wants to rule India one day, it is very necessary that he strengthen the organizational base of the party.
AAP needs to evolve a system that will be
right for India’s future. Internal democracy
of AAP is in question since its beginning.
That’s the problem faced by every new party
that is formed. But Kejriwal should learn
from the experiences of other parties which
ruled India in the past and realize at once
that centralization of power to self is not a
good sign for future politics. History proves
that one man party is not long lasting. AAP’s
politics should not be centralized to Kejriwal.
There is no doubt that Kejriwal is the chief
architect of AAP. Kejriwal and his close supporters should reflect, retrace and consolidate AAP’s victory without indulging in bickerings. Kejriwal surely is the face of the party and has to lead it from the front. But taking along those who are held by people as
good, straight forward, brainy and backbone
of the Party is the need of the hour. They
need to have control of the party but should
develop finesse to have it without appearing
to do so. That is the real art of running political parties. Sooner AAP realizes this and acts
as a mature party, better it will be for the
Kejriwal has become an ‘icon’ of change
who dreams of a new political system in the
country unlike traditional politics. Even now,
common people feel ‘AAP’ means Arvind
Kejriwal’. This is a new Party with a lot of
‘dreams’. So, Kejriwal should first remove
all the loopholes from the party and then
enter areas outside Delhi step by step because it is not so easy to bring reformations
in traditional political system. Yes, it is necessary to remove people with vested personal interests who have trespassed into AAP
and replace them by people who harbor the
same dreams like their leader. Unless this is
done, the party can’t progress.
Australia).Off spinner
Ravichandran Ashwin
(2/38) introduction by
skipper M S Dhoni not
only saw the back of
Stirling in the 15th
over. Ashwin who varied his pace well and
stymied the Irish batting continued his good
work with an eightover opening spell
which yielded 19 runs
only, even as part time
spinner Suresh Raina
took wicket of Ed Joyce
(2), centurion in the
previous match. Skipper Porterfield and
Niall O’Brien (75) in the
meantime labored to
add 53 runs in 14 overs
before Mohit Sharma
who was brought back
into the attack (32nd
over) induced Porterfield to top edge. Niall
O’Brien who brought
up his 14th ODI fifty
and in style with a
huge six over long-on off
Ashwin added another
61 runs with the inform Andy Balbirnie
(24). Balbirnie wicket
by Ashwin at the score
of 206 (39th over) just
before the batting Powerplay saw Ireland lose
lost six wickets for 32
runs including that of
O’Brien brothers Kevin
(1) and Niall as the Indian bowlers in particular Mohammed Shami
(3/41) put on a wonderful display in the slog
overs. Ireland who at
one stage was destined
to score above 290 in the
end was bowled out for
259 in the 49th over.
Trivia and Match
0 Losses for India in
ODI when Shikhar
Dhawan has scored a
1 Number of wickets taken each by Indian pacers Mohammed
Shami , Unmesh Yadav and spinners
Ravindra Jadeja and
Suresh Raina .
2 Hundred by Dhawan in this World Cup.
He joins Sachin Tendulkar to score two
100s as opener for India in a single World
Cup (2011). It’s also the
second biggest ODI win
by balls (79) to spare
while chasing a target
of 250+ (but best in
3 Number of win
India have registered
over Ireland in as many
outings and only the
third time Raina has
bowled his full quota in
212 ODIs. .
5 Number of consecutive ODIs in World
Cup where India have
bowled out their opposition, their first such
instance and are just a
win away to equal
South Africa record of
six in World Cup 2011.
7 Catches taken by
Umesh Yadav (three in
this match) who is now
the leading fielder in
WC 2015. In the process he over took his
team mate Suresh Raina and South Africa’s
Hashim Amla.
8 Hundreds scored
by Dhawan since 2013,
the fourth-most by any
batsman. The other
players wo have scored
more hundreds than
him include Virat Kohli
(9), Kumar Sangakkara (10) and Hashim
Amla (10).
9 Number of consecutive World Cup victories for India, the
most for them. Australia however holds the
record with 25 in World
Cup (between the 1999
and 2011 editions)
12 Number of World
Cup matches in which
Captain Cool MS Dhoni has led India to victory and went past skipper of 1983 World Cup
winning team Kapil
Dev’s tally of 11.
14 Number of Indian batsmen who have
scored 4000-plus ODI
runs. Rohit who scored
his 25th half century
(during his innings of
64) became the one to
do so
15 Number of times
India’s leading pacer
Mohammed Shami has
taken three or more
wickets in an ODI since
2013, the most for any
89 The opening
stand between William
The story...
tablish that they are
secondary citizens. This
patriarchal culture confines a woman’s role to
the family for the sake
of reproduction and for
accumulation of wealth,
negating her contribution to the nation’s
GDP. Marriage is considered the ultimate in
her life. However, the
need to pay dowry
makes a daughter a
burden, leading to sexselective abortions and
female foeticides. The
Hindu Marriage Act prescribes the age of marriage for a girl as 18 but
it does not say that the
marriage of a girl below
18 is either void or
avoidable. A woman has
no right to decide her
partner and those who
break this rule are murdered and it is called
“honour killing! “Domestic violence is accepted meekly by most
women who have no alternative. Single/divorced women are considered ‘available’.
The family often prefers not to complain of
rape as prospects of
marriage are considered
all important. The honour of the family is
more important than
the honour of a woman
in the family!
Laws are redundant
in the absence of social
responsibility towards
gender issues and the
political will to implement the laws. The rampant corruption in the
political system can
hardly curb the crime
We should focus
more about changing
Cont. from pg. 5
date, these guarantees
remain a distant dream
for Indian women. But
Women-specific laws,
namely, the Immoral
Traffic (Prevention) Act,
the Dowry Prohibition
Act, the Indecent Representation of Women
(Prohibition) Act, the
Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, and the
Protection of Women
from Domestic Violence
Act have not acted as a
India has been adjudged the “fourth most
dangerous country in
the world for women to
live in” by the Thomson
Reuters Foundation
Survey in 2011. Offences against women are
acts of aggression to es-
Cont. from pg. 5
Porterfield and Paul
Stirling for Ireland,
their highest in World
Cups for against a topeight team.
174 Run opening
stand between Rohit
Sharma & Shikhar
Dhawan is the best
opening stand for India
in World Cups and also
the best by any team in
this edition The duo
bettered Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja’s 163-run stand
against Kenya in 1996
World Cup.
333 Runs scored by
Dhawan (two hundreds
and a fifty) in this
World Cup, the secondhighest by any batsman. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara leads
the list with 372 runs,
including three consecutive hundreds.
Brief Scores:
Ireland – 259 all out in
49 overs (Niall O’Brien 75
(75b,7x4s,3x6s), Williams
Porterfield 67 (93b,
5x4s,1x6), Paul Stirling
42 (41b,4x4s,2x6s); Mohammed Shami 3/41, Ravichandran Ashwin 2/38) lost to
India – 260 for in 36.5 overs
(Shikhar Dhawan 100
(85b,11x4s, 5x6s), Rohit
Sharma 64 (66b, 3x4, 3x6s),
(42b,4x4s,1x6), Ajinkya Rahane 33* (28b, 4x4s ; Stuart
Thomson 2/45) by 8 wickets
and 13. 1 overs to spare
Man of the Match:
Shikhar Dhawan for his
match-winning knock of 100 off
85 balls
the way we let females
live in the society. Mothers need to change their
views towards their
daughter. Let them free.
Make them self-dependent and prepare them
for self defense. Once
women starts feeling
that they can protect
themselves, then mindset will automatically
change. it’s a gradual
process and will happen
if only everyone tries, It
can be surely changed.
Only education will not
help to solve this riddle
but teaching disciplines
and creating respect for
women in the mind of
the males is necessary.
It can’t be only learned
in school but those basics start from your
family, friends and how
elders treat women in
their house.
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11 March, 2015
Sponsorship of 2nd runner up of Womens’
Marathon by Konkan Rly Women’s Association
Letters to the Editor....
Why Maharashtra beef ban
is a good decision?
After the President gave his assent to the law
concerning banning beef in the state, many angry liberals broke out in a long tirade over the
internet. Many are understandably furious over Government’s intrusion on their dinner tables.
Besides respecting the sentiments of India’s majority of population,
here are some reasons why beef banning law is a good idea. A research
conducted by Bard College of New York states that –
• Carbon footprint of beef is higher than that produced by cars.
• Beef production emits enormous amounts of green house gases. Of
all the elements that contribute to unnatural climate change, beef production accounts to more than 25%.
• The environment suffers vastly due to leather and tannery industries.
• Whatever the reasons to ban beef maybe, the study shows that the
water footprint of beef production is many times higher than required
by any other meat. For eg – Water required to produce one kilo of chicken is three times less than used to produce same amount of beef.
• Concerning the economics of buying food grains over meat, the
research shows that over 70% of food grains are used for feeding livestock to raise them for meat.
The basis for the ban might be political, but there are much substantial reasons for everyone to support the ban on beef.
Nikita Despande, Seawoods
Vinod Mehta - An Iconic Editor
I was shocked about the sudden demise of a veteran journalist and
author Vinod Mehta after prolonged illness.
He was one of the best Indian journalists.
He has done yeoman service to both journalists and readers alike. He was a very
good writer and a much better Editor.
He was the founder of Outlook magazine and served as its editor in chief. He
has served as the editor of publications The Pioneer, The Sunday Observer, The Independent and The Indian Post.
He was a beacon for free, fair and unbiased reporting and had laid the ground for
bolder magazine.
India will miss his irreverent valiant voice.
May his soul rest in peace!
- Probir Kumar Bose, New Panvel
Saina surrenders
After showing early promise, Saina Nehwal surrendered the initiative and lost the final two sets to hand over the title in a platter. Saina
was at her best in the first game and she lost the initiative owing to lack
of killer instinct. The score line of 16-21, 21-14,
21-7 revealed the real story. Thus Nehwal failed
to become first Indian woman to win All England
Championship. Both Prakash Padukone and Pulela Gopichand had achieved the feat in Men’s circuit.
Saina Nehwal lost to Carolina Marin in All
England Badminton final despite having a better
seeding than her Spanish opponent. Saina made
hard weather of the situation and made a number of mistakes to finish runners up. As per the
seeding, the World No 3 was the clear favourite
going into the summit clash against World Champion Marin in a fighting final.
Though the All England is technically just one of the five super series premier events in a calendar year, it holds a special place in the
hearts of every Indian and even Saina had always insisted that winning
the tournament was an emotional moment for her since she wanted to
emulate Indian men’s champions.
Better luck next time, Saina!
- By C K Subramaniam, Sanpada
By Meena R Prashant
On the occasion of
the Women’s Day on 8
March, 2015 a marathon was organized for
women in Mumbai. The
Second Runner-up in
the 21 km-run was Ms
Supriya Patil, an Uran
Ms Supriya Patil
finished the race barefoot as, she said, she
doesn’t have sports
shoes meant for running which cost around
Rs.10,000/- She is an
upcoming athlete who
aspires to represent India in the international sports. Hence, as a
goodwill gesture and to
motivate her, Konkan
Railway Womens’ Welfare, Cultural & Social
Service Association
(KRWC&SSA) today
sponsored the requisite
amount for her so that
she could utilize the
same for pursuing her
The cheque of
Rs.10,000/- was handed
over to her today by
Shri Bhanu Prakash
Tayal, CMD of Konkan
Railway & Patron/
present on the occasion
were members of
KRWC&SSA and senior officials of KRCL.
` 2 cr budget provided for free underground
sewage line connection for Panvelites
By Umesh Parida
PANVEL: The Panvel Municipal Council’s
budget for 2015-16 has
set aside Rs 2 cr for the
proposed underground
sewage line connection
for the housing societies to private owners of
flats, etc. However the
residents have to pay
the minimum deposit
and drainage charges,
says a PMC official.
It can be noted that
amidst high political
drama the current dispensation had earlier
announced that free
sewage line connection
will be done by PMC.
The main sewage line
will be connected to the
CHS or private property sewage lines. But
nothing comes free as
per the official comment.
The PMC City Engineer in Charge S B
Katekar said, “We
have set aside Rs 2 cr
for the sewage line connection to our main
line connection. This
will include the excavation and other related activities.” About
the minimum fees, he
agreed that they have
to pay.
Quoting a PMC of-
ficial, a resident has to
pay Rs 4000 as deposit
and Rs 2000 for drainage charges. The citizens have to pay minimum Rs 6000/- to avail
the service. The official
had also stated that additional charges for digging up the road, etc
will be borne by the
PMC. This is how the
budget provision in
2015-16 will give some
respite. With the PMC
coming to the rescue
from the next fiscal
year it seems that the
residents will not be
able to avail the service
during this fiscal year.
Vasant Mela...
Cont. from pg. 3
madhubani, warli, rajasthani, pat chitra etc.
For the food lovers,
many mouth-watering
cuisines like Malvani
Foods, Konkani Foods,
Rajasthani and Punjabi delicacies are available. In the weekends
Urban Haat will be
hosting cultural programmes for the citizens in the evening.
To take the traditions forward, Urban
Haat will be organising
more events and exhibitions till June 2015. If
any colleges, schools,
NGO’s, cultural organizations are interested to
organise cultural activities in the amphitheatre
of CIDCO Urban Haat or
if anyone wants to book
stalls for minimum 10
days and maximum 30
days in the events schedule for April, May and
June, they can contact
Manager CIDCO Urban
Haat and get more details. Urban Haat nowa-days is becoming an
ever permanent fair for
genuine rural Indian
craftsmen to display
their special handloom &
handicraft products directly to the citizens of
Navi Mumbai.
Only three...
The number of
rounds these buses
make on route no. 57
stands at 105, route no.
54 with 123 followed by
route no. 123 with 41
Cont. from pg. 1
rounds. However, only
4 buses ply on route 57
with 8 buses on route
no. 54 and 18 buses on
route no. 123. These figures were given to Cor-
porator Komal S
Vaskar in a reply to her
question in February
2015. This seriously
indicates that the
NMMT must act before
things go beyond control.
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11 March, 2015
Party hopping continues
By Chandrashekhar Hendve
VASHI: Corporator Kashinath Janardan Patil of Shiv Sena resigned
from the party and joined Bharatiya
Janata Party on Tuesday. He was
welcomed into the party by Belapur
MLA Manda Mhatre. Earlier, Patil
had resigned his membership of the
municipal body.
Elsewhere, prominent PAP leader Dr Rajesh Patil also joined BJP
along with his supporters. All of them
were welcomed into the party by MLA
Manda Mhatre.
1st Agnelite Girl to attend
Indian basketball camp!
Swatantra Pravasi Mitra hands
over list of demands on women
safety to DSO, MSRTC
By Umesh Parida
PANVEL: Keeping in
mind the International
Women’s Day that was
celebrated, the Swatantra Pravasi Mitra
handed over a letter to
the divisional security
officer MSRTC. The letter was relating to
women safety issues.
The ten point agenda
handed over to the ST
official includes need to
show sensitivity towards female, giving of
priority to girls, etc.
The letter was hand-
ed over to the MSRTC
officials by Sushil
Jadhav and others. It
also cautioned that if
the MSRTC officials remain silent then the
culprits will get the free
hand. The SPM members also highlighted
that inconvenience
caused to school and
college going girls
should immediately be
reported to the police.
They have also
handed over a twenty
point agenda with
emergency police con-
tact numbers. They
have also highlighted
the sordid situation at
the rural level. They
also demanded that the
basic information related to women safetry
should be given to the
people in rural area.
Further, they have
demanded that ST on
its own should publish
the information and circulate among the commuters or passengers.
This will help in creating more awareness
among the people.
Road concretisation will cost ` 2.5 cr
By Ashok Dhamija
NAVI MUMBAI: The Agnels girls team participated in the U-14 basketball
tournament conducted in
Aurangabad by the District
Sports Office. The team
made its maiden venture
into the finals and bagged
the runners–up position.
Darshana Dipak and Ishita Surve were selected to
represent Maharashtra at the national level. It was a proud moment
for Fr. Agnel as Darshana is the first
from the girl’s team to attend the
prestigious India Camp.
The U-14 girls and boys National Basketball coaching camp was
held by the Sports Authority of India at NSWC Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The camp was held from 9 to 28
February 2015. In all, 20 girls and
21 boys from all over the country par-
ticipated in the camp.
Players from Punjab, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha,
Chattisgarh, Madhya
Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh,
Kerala and Maharashtra
availed the coaching facilities provided by the organisers. Darshan Dipak from
Navi Mumbai, Sudhiksha
Nair from Pune and Nilesh
Yadav from Mumbai North were the
participating members from Maharashtra. The camp was a development camp . The head coach was Mr.
Bharat Bhushan while the assistant
coach was Mr. Babu Davis. The participants were put through a rigorous regimen of passing and dribbling
skills. The camp aimed at honing
the skills of the participants and preparing them to eventually represent
the country at international levels.
By Umesh Parida
PANVEL: The proposed road concretisation work on four roads
in Panvel will cost the
civic body a hoping Rs
2.5 cr. The funds will
be used for laying new
water supply pipelines. The budgetary
provisions have been
made for the same in
2015-16 budget.
The Panvel Municipal Council’s city engineer in-charge S B
Katekar said, “We have
made a budget provision for laying new water supply pipelines.
The pipelines will be
laid on the proposed
road on which concretization work is being
mooted.” He added,
“The roads include Thana naka road, Ambedkar road, Tapal Naka
road and the Uran
These roads are
most of the time found
busy. However, with
the load of traffic growing at a fast rate the
road concretization
work will be initiated.
This will put additional burden on various
services so as to maintain the required pace.
Keeping in mind the
requirements of various services, the PMC
will have to give proper
thought ahead of the
time and also to future
requirements. The road
concretization plan
once started will leave
little room for other requirements like power
supply, cabling system
The MMRDA is
learnt to have been
conducting a survey
for the said road concretization projects.
Once the survey is
completed the requisites will be available.
Based on the findings,
detailed action plan will
be initiated so that future damage to the road
due to various service
requirements will be