CMYK Vol 08|Issue 260|RNI No. MAHENG/2007/21778|Postal Regn. No. NMB/154/2014-16/Vashi MDG Post Office|Navi Mumbai, Wednesday 11 March, 2015|Pages 8|Price Re.1 Pre-2000 slums to get official water connection NMMC hurries to implement government resolution By Vijay Bhor CBD-BELAPUR: With 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 admissible. 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 them. By Chandrashekhar Hendve CBD-BELAPUR: “A 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’ CMYK Union. 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 Jhajharia Indian Merchants’ Chamber, Navi Mumbai, is organizing Discussion Forum on current issues and problem faced by the trade, industries and business fraternity with respect to Infrastructure, Roads, LBT, Property Tax, 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 Association 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 NAVI MUMBAI: The startling figures about performances of 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 Mumbai. 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 km. Cont. on pg. 7 CMYK 2 [email protected] 11 March, 2015 www.newsband.in CHANGE OF NAME I have changed my name from RAINA ADITYA PATOLE to RAINA SITARAM GATTY as per affidavit dated 9th March 2015. Urgently required Accountant for Transport Carrier Indian Road Carrier, 479, Central Facility Bldg. No. 2, 4th Floor, Sec. 19, APMC Mkt - 2, Vashi. 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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] 11 March, 2015 www.newsband.in 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 added. 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, Andhra 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 Assembly. 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 member Manoj Haldankar in the General Body meeting. “As for regularizing the services of teachers working on contract 3 brought from different states like West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and Uttar Pradesh. A large variety of leather products such as ladies bags, shoes, 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. CMYK By Vikram Gaikwad PANVEL: In a tragic incident on 3 March, a three year old boy accidentally slipped into an open water tank and drowned. 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 woes. NAVI MUMBAI SPORTS ASSOCIATION Invites 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 CMYK 4 [email protected] 11 March, 2015 www.newsband.in ‘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) CMYK By Ashok Dhamija NAVI MUMBAI: Well 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 figurative, semi realistic and of abstract types. “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. CMYK [email protected] 11 March, 2015 www.newsband.in 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 5 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) CMYK 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 CMYK 6 [email protected] 11 March, 2015 www.newsband.in India Maintains... 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 party. 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. (played in 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 Statistics: 0 Losses for India in ODI when Shikhar Dhawan has scored a hundred 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 WC) 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 bowler. 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 rate. 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 deterrent. 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- CMYK 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), Virat Kohli 44* (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. CMYK [email protected] 11 March, 2015 www.newsband.in 7 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 CMYK 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 resident. 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 ambition. The cheque of Rs.10,000/- was handed over to her today by Shri Bhanu Prakash Tayal, CMD of Konkan Railway & Patron/ KRWC&SSA. Also 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. CMYK 8 [email protected] 11 March, 2015 www.newsband.in 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. CMYK 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 raod.” 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 etc. 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 minimized.
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