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On the backfoot
C
ongress today stepped up attack on External Affairs
Minister Sushma Swaraj alleging there was quid
pro quo involved in her ‘assistance’ to Lalit Modi in
obtaining British travel documents and demanded that
the scam-tainted former IPL Commissioner be brought
back and tried in India.
Congress national spokesperson P L Punia said,
‘There are circumstances which establish contact between Sushma Swaraj
and Lalit Modi. As a quid pro quo, Sushma Swaraj has
done favour to a tainted person who is accused of Rs
700 crore money laundering, tax evasion and several
other charges.
Terming Swaraj’s claim of helping Modi on ‘humanitarian’
grounds as ‘totally bogus’ and one not standing scrutiny
of facts, Punia told reporters here what has been said on
behalf of the NDA government and BJP chief Amit Shah
in the Minister’s defence is ‘a lame excuse.’
Meanwhile, over 6.3 lakh students will have to take
fresh test as the Supreme Court today scrapped the
All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) 2015 and ordered
re-conduct of the examination within four weeks.
A vacation bench of justices R K Agrawal and Amitava
Roy directed the institutions involved in conduct of the
examination to render assistance to Central Board of
Secondary Education (CBSE) in this endeavour within
the stipulated period decided by it.
CM opens Rs 62.1 cr worth hostels, school buildings
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has
inaugurated various projects completed by State Backward, Most
Backward and Minorities Welfare
department, through video conferencing from the Secretariat here.
According to an official release
today, she declared open Rs 1.14
crore worth Government Backward
Classes College Students Hostel at
Rasipuram. She also inaugurated
Rs 58.85 crore worth 79 hostels and
Rs 2.2 crore worth Kallar Reclamation School building in Madurai.
The hostels that were inaugurated by her are located in Ariyalur,
Dindigul, Kanchipuram, Krishnagiri,
Perambalur, Pudukottai, Salem,
Theni, Trichy, Tiruvarur, Thiruvallur,
Thiruvannamalai, Vellore, Virud-
HC issues notice to
Nadigar Sangam
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 14:
The Madras High Court today
declined to order a stay on the
elections to Nadigar Sangam on
the plea filed by actors Nasser,
Karthi and Vishal.
They ordered issuing a notice to
Nadigar Sangam general secretary
Radharavi seeking a reply before
22 June.
The trio had stated in their petition that elections to the association
should be conducted under the supervision of two judges, who should
be appointed by the court.
They also urged the court to postpone polls to a holiday since 15 July is
a working day and it would be difficult
for many to cast their vote.
The petition came up for hearing
before Justice Ravichandra Babu.
The counsel for the petitioners and
the Nadigar Sangam had a heated
argument.
After hearing their arguments, the
Judge ordered that no stay can be
granted for the polls. He ordered issuing notice to Nadigar Sangam general
secretary Radharavi seeking a reply
before 22 June.
GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurating projects by Backward, Most Backward and Minorities Welfare department through video conferencing from the Secretariat.
Inter-State train
robbers held
q GRP nabs seven member gang from North India
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
The Government Railway Police
(GRP) today arrested a sevenmember North Indian gang from Uttar
Pradesh for indulging in robberies
in trains, like chain snatchings from
women seated near the windows.
GRP sources said a special team
headed by Deputy Superintendent
of Police V Ponram successfully
nabbed the accused, all hailing from
Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh, for
their involvement in inter-State train
robberies.
Those arrested were Mithun (25),
Sunny alias Khannia (23), Krishan Kumar
(28), Ajay (22), Bituram (22), Deepak
kumar (19), Mukeshkumar (36).
Investigations revealed that they were
part of a gang involved in the train robberies and their commission of offence
involves stopping the train by pulling
emergency chain and numbering
around four to eight would snatch the
chains of the passengers lying in the
berths close to the windows.
They were involved in a total of
They were involved in
five cases in Jolarpet
railway station, one
in Erode district and
Egmore station in
Chennai, besides two
cases each in Chengalpet and Salem
15 cases in Tamilnadu and Andhra
Pradesh. They were involved in five
cases in Jolarpet railway station, one
in Erode district of Tamilnadu and
Egmore station in Chennai City, besides two cases each in Chengalpet
and Salem.
They were also involved in a series
Random numbers out for
engineering admissions
q Rank list released for medical courses q Counselling to start soon
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
Anna University today released the
random numbers for the Tamilnadu
Engineering Admissions.
They were announced by the varsity’s vice-chancellor M Rajaram and
secretary to government of Tamilnadu, Higher Education department,
Apoorva.
Tamilnadu Engineering Admissions
Secretary V Rhymend Uthariaraj said,
‘the random number will be utilised
for the preparation of inter-se-merit
where more than one candidate have
got the same mark.’
The inter-se-merit of candidates
shall be determined in the order of
priority based on the percentage of
mathematics, percentage of marks
in physics, chemistry, percentage of
mark in the fourth optional subject,
date of birth in which the elder person
would be given the preference and
the random number assigned where
the higher value would be given
preference.
Rhymend Uthariaraj said last year
the number of random numbers assigned were 124 and the this year it
would be decided once the rank list
is announced on 19 June.
He also said that in case the can-
hunagar, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore,
Dharmapuri, Namakkal and Sivaganga
districts. The total cost of the projects
inaugurated by Jayalalithaa was Rs
62.1 crore, the release said, adding that
the hostels were equipped with granite
cooking slab, solar water heater, electric
chimney, water storage sump, fridge, 1
KWP solar plant and other amenities.
Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal,
Industries Minister P Thangamani,
Backward and Minorities Welfare
Minister S Abdul Rahim, Chief
Secretary K Gnanadesikan, Advisor
to Tamilnadu government Sheela
Balakrishnan and other higher officials were present.
Jayalalithaa has been kickstarting
a slew of projects for various departments, including School Education, Higher Education and Public
Worlds, it may be recalled.
TO ‘BE’ OR NOT TO BE
Anna University Vice-Chancellor M Rajaram and Higher Education
Secretary Apoorva releasing the random numbers for Tamilnadu
Engineering Admissions in Chennai today. Tamilnadu Engineering
Admissions Secretary V Rhymend Uthariaraj is seen.
didates do not receive the call letter applications sold) of which 1,51,134
for counselling, a duplicate would be were from the academic category and
provided two hours prior to the start 3,104 from the vocational category.
of counselling at the venue.
The number of applications or
This year the total number of ap- the sports category were 2,067 for
plications received for engineering which the counselling would start on
admissions were 1,54,238 (1,90,515 28 June. The differently-abled can-
didates are 348 and ex-servicemen
2,115.
The number of seats available for
counselling are 2,06,658 of which
1,78, 917 are from government colleges and 21,741 surrendered from
management seats.
Talking about the facilities provided
for counselling, Uthariaraj said, ‘bank
counters, briefing hall and display
halls are some of the facilities provided this year and all arrangements
are expected to be ready by 25 June.’
Medical Counselling
Meanwhile, the Director of Medical
Education today announced the rank
list for medical and dental students.
The first phase of the medical counselling is expected to begin on 19
June and go on till 25 June after the
rank list was announced today.
This year the government has tentatively decided to hold the counselling
at Government Multi-Superspecialty
Hospital in Omandurar Estate.
Tamilnadu has a total of 2,655 seats
in its 20 government colleges. Of this,
15 per cent will be allotted to the allIndia quota, leaving the State with
2,257 seats. An additional 780 seats
will be allotted to the government from
the seven self-financing medical colleges in the State.
of cases in Yerraguntla, Kaddapa
and Renigunta in Andhra Pradesh.
The accused were also involved in
offences in which the Train escort
Railway Police opened fire when they
pelted stones on them. The accused
managed to escape.
However, after strenuous efforts the
special team arrested them.
The rail passengers were advised
to make use of the 24 X 7 helpline
1512 in case of emergency related
to police so that police can act in a
swift manner to deal with the situation.
GRP sources said efforts were on
to arrest the few more absconding
accused and to recover the properties
robbed that included 100 sovereigns
of gold ornaments.
Jaya orders
water release
from dams
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today
ordered to release water from Papanasam, Servalar and Manimuthar dams
from tomorrow for agriculture purpose.
In a statement here, she said she
has received requests from the
farming community to release water
from these dams. ‘Accepting their
request, I have ordered to release
water from 16 June,’ she said.
The decision will benefit 37,435
acre farm lands in Ambasamudram,
Nanguneri, Tirunelveli and Palayamkottai blocks in Tirunelveli district
and Thiruvaikundam, Tiruchendur
and Sathankulam blocks in Tuticorin
district.
Missing aircraft:
Search teams inch
towards location
NT Bureau / PTI
Chennai, June 15:
The extensive search operations for
the Dornier aircraft which went missing a week ago with a three member
crew, made progress when a submarine picked up feeble intermittent
signals this morning.
It may be noted that naval submarine INS Sindhudhvaj that was into
underwater search had also picked
up signals on Sunday which are most
likely from the missing plane. The
submarine was brought to the Karaikal-Cuddalore region to confirm the
transmission of 37.5 Khz from sonar
locator beacon of the missing aircraft.
While experts from National Institute of Oceanography (NIOT) team
and a black box detector are already
involved in the rescue mission, it is
reported that a vessel belonging to
the National Institute of Ocean Technology would launch its under-sea
probe today.
A team of four scientists are also
on board a Coast Guard ship to help
locate the cockpit voice data recorder
of the missing plane.
Earlier, the assistance of the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC),
Hyderabad, was requested by the
Coast Guard to provide satellite
imagery for analysis of the area for
possible location of the aircraft.
Tatkal ticket booking
no more the same
q New system comes into effect from today
q Plan aimed at keeping agents at bay
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
From today, the Indian Railways
will implement new timings for online
booking of Tatkal. Under the revised
timings, slots have been divided
based on AC and non-AC tickets.
‘The online reservation for air conditioned coach tickets under Tatkal
scheme will open at 10 am on the
previous day of journey, and from 11
am, passengers can book for non-AC
classes’.
Railway officials say that increased
online traffic and fraudulent agents
are reasons for the new timings.
‘We want to ensure that individuals
get more access to tickets’.
The change has been effected to
facilitate hassle-free booking by reducing load on the server, a senior
Railway official said.
‘Staggering the timings will
help reducing load at windows
and the ticketing sites,’ he
added. Suresh Prasad, who
commutes regularly to Kolkata,
welcomed the move.
‘For those who couldn’t make it in
AC class can at least try in sleeper
without losing hope,’ he stated.
In an attempt to facilitate the
common man, all ticketing agents
including those of IRCTC will be
restricted in booking tickets for the
first 30 minutes from the opening
time--- from 8 am to 8.30 am for
general bookings, from 10 am to
10.30 am for Tatkal AC classes, and
from 11 am to 11.30 am for Tatkal
non-AC classes, the Railways said
in a statement.
Meanwhile, Vasudevan, an approved IRCTC agent from Sowcarpet
said that this change would do no
good to common people. ‘The probability of
unapproved agents making profits
is high. Only when the system is
completely organised to prevent it,
people will be benefited,’ he added.
He also said that the burden on
office goers will increase as they
should be keen in booking the tickets
at the prescribed time. However, the
proposal of refunding a percentage
of fare on cancellation of confirmed
Tatkal tickets will be beneficial, if implemented. An ex-railway official from
Adambakkam, Sudarshan said that
the railways should not delay the proposal. ‘Poor and middle class occupy
a large part of railway commuting for
whom the money means a lot. The
implementation should be done at
the earliest,’ he felt.
City
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Centre
CHENNAI
Place for book-lovers
You are being
watched
‰ Library at Sivagnanam Road in T Nagar gets a new lease of life
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readers. About this, he said ‘For
a deposit amount of Rs 20 only,
anybody can take three books at
a time which should be returned
within a fortnight. A small amount
of Rs.10 will be collected as an
annual fee. Also any individual
can take three cards (deposit of
Rs 20 each) and take books.’
any residents of streets like
Sivagnanam Street, Radhakrishnan Street, Raja Street
feel happy to see the library (attached to the District Central Library) back at Sivgnanam street.
Readers of various ages can be
seen thronging the library both in
the morning and evening hours.
Seating arrangements are now
elaborate to accommodate several readers at the same time with
adequate lighting and fan facilities.
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Speaking about the facilities, a
newspapers and
staffer
stated ‘The library was lomagazines. Several dailies
and weekly magazines, both Eng- cated inside the adjoining corpora-
Although adequate space is provided for the library, the roof is
covered with asbestos sheets and
may cause leak during rainy days.
Also additional storage devices
are required to accommodate
many more books which will be a
boost to the residents of the area.
tion building and was invisible till
then. Thanks to the corporation
which allotted space here, many
started visiting the library and
beneted.’The library also provides
novels (historic, social and cultural)
on a meagre rental basis to the
Speaking to readers at the library, many sounded happy about
it. Srinivasan from Damdoara
Street said ‘I hope they maintain
it with good care and add more
books.
-NT Bureau
NEW IS THE
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INIMEY IPPADITHAAN
Cameras in schools can reduce
child abuse cases and bring a positive attitude among students.
‘The entrance of Namma Toilets
There are currently 12 women will be secured with CCTV cameras
staff in the canteen and most of the in order to prevent uncivilised praccustomers are men and that makes tises,’ added the Commissioner.
it imperative to place a premium on
Also, public places essafety. Three cameras will be
pecially
playgrounds
placed each in dining
have also been prohall, entrance
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Nemelicherry has alen, said Municiready been installed with the
pality ofcials.
cameras and some more are to join
The alloted budget for the the list soon. It may be noted that
project is Rs nine lakh and around the ground was recently retrieved
36 cameras will be placed in six by the Municipality from encroachMunicipal schools, two Amma can- ers to make way for a playground.
teens and outside the Namma toi‘The thought that our actions are
lets.
being monitored will prevent mis‘Two schools in the locality have creants from indulging in nefarious
been camera placed already,’ said activities. All these measurers will
Commissioner of Pallavaram Mu- boost the condence among the
nicipality S Sivasubramanium.
public and will play a major role in
Residents are happy with the reducing crimes’, said Keshav, a
move and felt that it would reduce resident of Pallavaram.
crime rates in the neighbourhood.
-NT Bureau
‘Being isolated, many areas in the
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neighbourhood facilitate crime. Authorities should also place them in
the streets of Old Pallavaram and
Keelkattalai,’ said Madhusudhan
Srinivasan, a resident of Xavier
Street.
man in an inebriated state
was causing nuisance to other
customers at the recently-opened
Amma canteen in Pallavaram a
few days ago. In order to prevent
such incidents and keeping safety
of women at the canteen in mind,
the Pallavaram Municipality has
proposed the introduction of CCTV
cameras in the premises.
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CHENNAI
MONDAY
15 JUNE 2015
WELL BEGUN
IS HALF-DONE...
The Kaakka Muttai team being felicitated at the inaugural of Mudhra’s
drama festival in Chennai. Actor S Ve Shekher and Mudhra secretary
Baskar are among those present.
Kaakka Muttai boys
in the spotlight
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
They are the boys of the moment,
so to say. Having stolen the hearts of
film-goers with their performances as
‘Periya Kaakka Muttai’ (Vignesh) and
‘Chinna Kaakka Muttai’ -- Vignesh
and Ramesh are over the moon but
wat to get back to studies.
The lads, who were part of director
M Manikandan’s national awardwinning film Kaakka Muttai, which
about two brothers’ desire to taste
a pizza, said they missed being in
school and were eager to be back
with their friends.
Vignesh, who has just now stepped
into class X and Ramesh who is into
class VI, said their parents were
initially hesitant to let them act in
the film.
The two along with the director were
honoured during the inaugural of
Mudhra’s drama festival here during
which veteran actor-dramatist S Ve
Shekher was honoured.
The boys said they missed a lot of
lessions during the shoot but their
teachers helped them cope up.
A still from Kaakka Muttai
Director Manikandan, who is
presently giving the finishing
touches to his second film Kutrame
Dhandanai said he selected the
children after observing them in
their locality and praised them for
their performance.
Speaking on the occasion, S Ve
Shekhar heaped laurels on the
children and said they should also
focus on education. He also handed
over an amount of Rs 15,000 and
the cash prize for the award towards
their studies.
JAYANTHI PAWAR
Chennai, June 15:
It is often said that breakfast is
the most important meal of the
day, but many people still tend
to skip it ignoring the danger involved in doing so.
Doctors in the city while stressing
the need of having breakfast also
point out that eating in the morning
has other benefits too, apart from
satisfying hunger and keeping an
individual feeling good for the
rest of the day.
After hibernating overnight and
remaining
without
food for
close to
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Free Veda classes
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
Appaya Dikshitar Foundation (ADF)
at Kottivakkam will organise free Veda
classes in Sooktas, Rudram Mahaanyasam, Krama, Gana, Chamakam, Upanishads, Arunam and Udagashaanthi.
The classes will be conducted by Dr
Ramamurthy N, a banker, IT professional and a Sanskrit scholar.
For more details please contact S
Srinivasan 97910 19450.
Workshop on pain relief
Patanjali Yoga and Healing Centre
will conduct a programme pain relief
on 20 June from 4 to 7 pm.
The centre is located at 15, Nehru
Nagar, Second Main Road, Adyar.
F o r
d e t a i l s ,
c a l l :
9840319934/9791071534.
Gita sessions
Vedanta Institute Madras is organising Bhagavad Gita sessions in
English on 18 June. R Aravindan will
deliver the lecture. The event would
be held at 118/18, Creation Ragas
Apartments, Eighth Main Road, Anna
Nagar West, from 6.45 to 8 pm.
For more details, contact
98404 93904.
School children take a look at the ‘Yagnaterium’ at Chinmaya
Heritage Centre, Chetpet.
Mithrananda, Director - National
Projects, All India Chinmaya Yuva
Kendra (AICHYK) said Guruji (Swami
Chinmayananda) preached values
of high worth, it is upto all of us to
imbibe them in our lives.
Releasing the voice card (opening
the brain, which uses glucose to
work, lacks energy. Breakfast restores one’s glucose levels and gets
metabolism back into action, doctors
and dietitians said.
It improves concentration and memory and is good for your waistline.
Nutritionists advised that while
breakfast
should be eaten within
two hours of waking up,
a lot
depends
on what you eat.
Dr Shail Yadav, nutritionist at a city-based
clinic, said, ‘the day’s
first
meal should be loaded
with important nutrients like
calcium, iron, proteins, fibre
and vitamin B.
Unfortunately, food consumed as
breakfast in India are not made for
good health. The excess of sugar,
butter, ghee (clarified butter) and oil pose
which pours out a message from
Swami Chinmayananda), he said
‘the message is only for 20 seconds,
but if one listened to it carefully, its
value and essence was for a lifetime.’
Earlier, children had an opportunity to
see a multi-media presentation on the
theme ‘God though manifests in many
forms, he is one,’ in an Yagnaterium,
an igloo-shaped structure establised
at Chinmaya Heritage Centre.
About 200 children got to go
inside the structure to watch the
presentation which lasted about
18 minutes.
A representative at the Yagnaterium
said the presentation dealt with the
symbolism portrayed by our deities,
but how the common factor behind
all these forms of divine manifestation
is the same. ‘Take Lord Ganesha for
example, we tried to explain what
the trunk symbolises, when it comes
to Lord Shiva the presentation tried
to bring out the significance of Lord
Shiva’s trident and the real idea
behind the three sacred ash lines on
His forehead.’
About 200 children got a chance to
view the presentation.
Yagnaterium also attracted attention of elders too with many opting to
catch a glimpse of the manifestations
of various Gods.
HENCE THE FENCE
a huge problem, she said. She pointed
out that greasy, oily foods have a high
concentration of bad fats, undermining
health. They are also a lot of calories
and dietary fats, leading to obesity
and elevated levels of bad cholesterol
(LDL). The slow but steady deposition
of fat and plaque on the walls of arteries obstructs blood flow and eventually
triggers a heart attack or stroke. High
cholesterol can also create a bile imbalance, leading to gall stones.
Today’s youngsters get so busy with
life that they most often skip breakfast. They do not realise the danger
of this but later while growing old they
suffer, she added.
To maintain optimum health, you
also need to cut down on added sugar,
replacing sugary breakfast cereals with
those high in fibre and low in sugar
content. Sugar addicts can use sugar
substitutes as a safe alternative. These
are also ideal for those suffering from
diabetes, obesity and other health
conditions. Stevia, aspartame, and
sucralose are three sugar substitutes
popular worldwide those are now available in India too, the doctor said.
Shail Yadav advised people to have
food rich in whole grains, fibre, protein
and carbohydrates, and low in added
sugar or saturated fats. It is important
to rotate the diet and also not to eat the
same dish every day. ‘Have variety in
terms of dishes and even on the same
day consume a little bit of everything.’
‘Some healthy breakfast options
include porridge, oatmeal, fruit salad,
Doctors say it is
important for people
to opt for healthier
substitutes to butter
and sugar and look
to consume food rich
in whole grains,
fibre, protein and
carbohydrates
whole wheat bread, table spreads
with Omega-3, muesli, multi-grain
dosa, poha, upma, sambar dal,
soya, sprouts, vegetable sandwiches, corn, low-fat or zero-fat milk and
yogurt, buttermilk, cottage cheese,
fresh fruit juices, brown rice, whole
grain cereals, and fruits like banana,
watermelon and apple.
Avoiding food with high sugar content like pastries and cereals filled with
sugar, canned fruit juices, omelettes or
paranthas fried in unhealthy cooking
oil, butter or ghee, white bread, white
rice, French toast, instant noodles,
fatty meats, yogurt and other products
made from whole milk.
Her advice: Go for healthier substitutes to butter and sugar.
Towards a cleaner
Marina beach
‘Displaced’ vendors unhappy,
say income down
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
Beach-goers are in for better,
read cleaner times as the city
Corporation’s efforts to maintain
neatness took a big step forward as
the unorganised hawkers agreed to
move to designated spots.
Sources said the Corporation had
already completed most of the work
on shifting shops by reclaiming the
sands from 2,500 unorganised vendors along the stretch from Triumph
of Labour Statue to Light House.
After the regulation drive, Corporation beach cleaning machines
have been able to clean more
spaces on the beach. Many of
the shops were a hindrance for
cleaning the beach. Machines were
unable to clean the waste collected
near shops. Now the sands can
be kept clean of this waste as the
machine can move freely across
the stretch.
Children are now seen playing in
large numbers on the vast expanse
of unoccupied sands, without hindrance.
‘Shopkeepers used to prevent us
from playing fearing that we would
hinder their business. Now the
space is free of them . We have
started playing without bothering
the vendors,’ said Mani, a who lives
in Triplicane.
Vendors however feel that their
sales has dipped by 50 per cent.
Sources said that some have
formed two additional rows without
the Corporation’s approval.
Chennai Corporation is planning
to shift the remaining shops near
the swimming pool. The civic
body has also banned new outlets
on the beach sands. The High
Court had already directed the
State government to implement
schemes to regulate vendors on
the beach.
African gang suspected to
be behind cocaine supply
Corporation labourers busy with construction of a fence at Sivananda Salai to prevent people from
dumping garbage into the Cooum river.
Saveetha College to host STAR Summit
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
Saveetha Dental College will be
conducting (Saveetha) Transdisciplinary Annual Research Summit
(STAR Summit 2015) from 29 June
to 11 July at its premises in Poonnamallee near here.
A press note said the STAR Summit spans over a period of 12 days.
Around 1400 research projects of
Dr Shail Yadav
Dietician concerned over people
skipping breakfast
Kids’ day out at Chinmaya centre
NT Bureau
Chennai, Jun 15:
Children from Bal Vihar, a unit of
Chinmaya Mission, came together on
a single platform to present a series
of programmes at Chinmaya Heritage Centre, Chetpet, here Sunday.
The events were organised as part of
the centenary celebrations of Swami
Chinmayananda, which kicked off
yesterday.
Be it rendering devotional songs or
reciting slokas, they did so with loads
of enthusiasm.
As Balvihar sevaks kept reciting
verses on Lord Hanuman and Lord
Ganesha children kept humming
them too. They also tried to explain
the significance of Hindu symbolism
through a cultural programme. Skits
and dramas were also performed.
In a fun-filled atmosphere, children
from Bal Vihar’s Adyar, Anna Nagar,
Tambaram, T Nagar and Mambalam
kendras showed their enthusiasm
on the stage.
Before the events kicked off, Swami
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undergraduate students will be showcased, among them 53 papers have
been accepted to be published.
The release said the summit will
have four days dedicated exclusively for basic medical sciences,
two days for preclinical research
work and six days for clinical research. What other place would
be more apt to display these
projects than the library where
the thinking caps go on the students’ brains.
Dr Deepak Nallasamy, Director
of Academics, Saveetha University said, ‘Igniting passion for
research is the responsibility of
an institution. We at Saveetha
take this responsibility serious
to empower our students to
have all the required professional skills.’
Research with a mind for the future
direction towards diagnosis and
therapeutics forms a pivot for the
evolution and enhancement of the
health care front.
Apart from providing a platform to
present their research, STARSummit also gives an opportunity for
the students to hone their analytical
skills, defend their work and appraise
other works.
Chennai, Jun 15 (PTI):
The arrest of some African nationals
for allegedly trafficking narcotic drug
cocaine in Tamilnadu is causing concern to the authorities here as they
suspect it could be part of a larger
smuggling network.
A gang comprising nationals of several African countries is suspected to
be behind the supply chain of cocaine
to individual addicts in Tamil Nadu
and is operating from hideouts in
Bengaluru, a top official said.
‘A gang in Bengaluru, (which is)
a network of some African guys,
is behind the supply of cocaine to
Tamilnadu and it could be a bigger
gang or part of a larger network as
smuggling and supplying cocaine is
not easy,’ Narcotics Control Bureau
Zonal Director Prem Anand Sinha
told PTI.
Narcotics Control Bureau data related to those arrested in Tamilnadu
for possession of commercial quantity cocaine (over 100 grams) in the
past one year alone demonstrates
the involvement of African nationals
in drug peddling, he said.
In February this year, Kuami Ebeniser, a Ghanaian national, was arrested for possession of 160 grams
of cocaine here. Last month, a Nigerian, Izuoba Augustine Chibuike was
caught with 190 grams of cocaine
in the city, while a Tanzanian, Mark
Hendry was arrested for possessing
123 g of cocaine.
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High hopes
ith the Bibek Debroy committee submitting its final report,
the Railways is set for big changes. There is reason to believe
that this will not be another committee and another report since the
Modi government appears determined to transform the Railways
and minister Suresh Prabhu was handpicked for the job. Well-off
people may get a choice to travel by super-fast private trains run
by the Ambanis and the Tatas.
Allaying fears in some quarters, the committee has clarified that it
has endorsed private entry as in the case of airports, ports, telecom
and roads, but not recommended privatisation of the Railways. The
Railways provides affordable travel to ordinary people. Without
sacrificing this service, the Railways has to be made commercially
viable. This is a challenge since high-end passenger and freight
business would possibly go to more-efficient private players.
To balance public service and private profit, and curb the malaise of political interference in the functioning of the Railways
it is proposed that a regulatory authority be set up independent of
the Railway Ministry having a statutory backing, with a separate
budget and with quasi-judicial powers. Incidentally, the drama of
presenting a separate budget for the Railways may come to an end
as many experts see it as a colonial practice.
The committee also favours the separation of peripheral activities like running schools and hospitals, real estate, catering and
maintaining the Railway Protection Force from the core business
of transportation. Three key functions of the Railways — policymaking, regulatory work and operation — may get separated. It
is apparent the Railway Board is not going to be happy about the
committee’s recommendations, which also include decentralisation
of powers. It wants to develop divisions and zones as independent
business centres.
Big ideas all, and some make sense too, but where is the money?
An investment advisory committee of experts has been proposed to
raise resources. The railway assets, including surplus land, may be
monetised or commercially exploited. The burden on passengers,
however, should be minimum and freight rates should not become
so high that industry turns to road transportation. It is an ambitious
vision. Let’s see how this pans out.
Kailash
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USA & India, 2 biggest democracies
must jointly take lead in abolishing
#childslavery.
Ram Gopal Varma @RGVzoomin
If we don’t leave our prehistoric film
making nd copy their vision,Indian film
makers will soon be extinct nd Hollywood
dinosaurs will rule
Facebook is
interested in you
FB is tweaking its algorithms to account
for a new metric: the amount of time you
spend looking at things in your feed,
regardless of whether or not
you actively interact with it
NEW YORK:
We already know that we only get the similar kind of content in
our Facebook feed that we like/share/comment on. That’s called
echo effect.
But we don’t always press ‘like’ or ‘share’ buttons on every
post that pops up in our Facebook feed, even if we like it or care
about it.
Now, Facebook would know even without any of your ‘labelled’ activity
whether particular stuff in the News Feed interests
you or not.
Facebook is tweaking its algorithms to account for
a new metric: the amount of time you spend looking
at things in your feed, regardless of whether or not
you actively interact with it, TechCrunch reported.
Scroll past something without stopping for long, and Facebook’s algorithms will slowly learn that you don’t particularly care for that sort of
content.
Stop on a post for a bit, and Facebook starts the timer behind the scenes.
If you spend more time on this story than you spend on most things in
your feed a’ studying a picture, perusing the comment thread a’ they will
take that as a signal that it’s something you care about.
This change allows Facebook’s algorithms to take the hint without requiring you to lift a finger.
Once things shift toward passive behaviour analysis, Facebook’s
News Feed begins to understand what you care about more than
you ever could.
Facebook said it would be introducing the algorithm tweak in the coming
weeks. However, don’t expect any dramatic changes to what pops up in
your feed, at least not very soon. It will take some time before it actually
makes an impact.
Especially, pages are not likely to see significant changes in distribution
as a result of this update.
In this photo taken with slow shutter speed, hot lava flows from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra,
Indonesia. In the other photograph, youngsters enjoy a high tide during the monsoon season in Mumbai.
Starting young indeed
q IS recruits teenage suicide bomber from Britain
LONDON:
A 17-year old who left northern England to join Islamic State was reported
to have become Britain’s youngest
suicide bomber when he blew himself
up in a car in northern Iraq, British
media said after the militants posted
pictures on social media.
The young man, who was named
as Abu Yusuf al-Britani, was shown
standing next to a black vehicle in
photographs posted on Islamic Stateaffiliated social media accounts, the
Guardian newspaper reported. The
posts said he then took part in a suicide
attack in Iraq’s Salahuddin province.
He is believed to be Talha Asmal,
a teenager who left West Yorkshire
in March, and was thought to have
joined Islamic State, according to a
statement from his family.
‘Although the information within
these reports has not been confirmed
and the relevant UK authorities are
working hard to verify the facts, we
can confirm that the photographs
shown of a youth purportedly named
MERS spreading
amid porous
quarantine
SEOUL:
The number of patients with Middle
East Respiratory Syndrome continues to rise, with 24 cases newly
confirmed over the weekend, bringing
the total to 150.
Many newly confirmed cases were
the result of ignoring quarantine rules.
An ambulance driver for Samsung
Medical Center in Seoul, who was
supposed to be closely monitored after
contact with a confirmed MERS patient,
moved freely around the hospital for
several days before being diagnosed.
Another driver of a private ambulance was also infected after coming
in contact with a MERS patient without protection.
And a staffer with an IT firm in Busan
visited several hospitals and pharmacies before he was tested for MERS,
because he did not tell doctors he
had been seconded to Daechung
Hospital, a source of MERS in Daejeon. That man alone is believed to
have been in contact with over 900
people who may in turn have spread
the disease.
Health authorities are urging people to avoid hospitals and inform
them if they have a fever so they
can be transferred to a designated
MERS hospital. Patients should
give doctors as much detail as
possible, including on where they
have been.
Cheong Hee-jin of Korea University
Guro Hospital in Seoul said, ‘The
MERS virus is not airborne, and
people get infected by contact with
body fluids like blood, sweat, and
saliva. Make sure you wash hands
frequently, and wear a mask if you
feel you are having a coughing fit.’
Security services have
estimated that at
least 600 Britons
have gone to Syria
or Iraq to join
militant groups
Abu Yusuf al-Britani
Abu Yusuf al-Britani appears to show
our 17-year-old son Talha,’ the family
of Talha Asmal said in a statement
issued by West Yorkshire police.
‘We are all naturally utterly devastated and heartbroken by the unspeakable tragedy that now appears
to have befallen us,’ they added.
Security services have estimated
that at least 600 Britons have gone
to Syria or Iraq to join militant groups,
including the man known as ‘Jihadi
John’ who has appeared in several
Islamic State beheading videos.
Hundreds of other Europeans have
also joined the fight. The family said
Asmal came from a close knit, hardworking, peace loving and law abiding
Two sides of €2.50 coin
q Belgium mocks Waterloo with a commemorative
LONDON:
Perhaps befitting a battle that ended
French hegemony in Europe, Paris,
it seems, has been outflanked once
again. After it objected to a decision
in March by Belgium to introduce a
new 2 euro coin to commemorate
the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s
defeat at Waterloo, the Belgians
retreated, scrapping 180,000 coins
they had already minted.
But victory for France is proving
elusive.
This week, Belgium decided to
circumvent French resistance by invoking a little-known European Union
rule that allows countries to issue
euro coins of their choice, provided
they are in an irregular denomination.
That led to the unveiling of a €2.50
coin - a first in Belgium - and 70,000
of them have now been minted. The
coins, which can only be spent inside
Belgium, display a monument of a
lion atop a cone-shaped hill on the
site of France’s humiliation, as well
as lines indicating where troops were
positioned when forces led by Britain
and Prussia defeated Napoleon in the
countryside near Brussels.
Johan Van Overtveldt, the Belgian
finance minister, insisted that the
Free drinks! Free sex!
q Austrian brothel’s offer in tax protest
VIENNA:
An Austrian brothel is offering customers free sex in a summer-long protest over what its owner sees
as punitive tax payments.
‘We are not paying taxes
any more. Effective immediately: Free Entrance! Free
Drinks! Free Sex!’ the Pascha
establishment in Salzburg
posted on its website. A
woman who answered the phone said
it was no joke.
The Oesterreich newspaper showed
a picture of men queued up outside to
take advantage of the unusual offer.
It quoted owner Hermann Mueller
as saying he would compensate
from his own pocket the up to 10,000
euros ($11,270) a month that
prostitutes working at the club
will forego.
Mueller, who also operates
brothels in four other cities
in Germany and Austria, has
complained in past media
interviews about what he
says has been punitive taxation and
regulation of his businesses. He said
he had paid nearly 5 million euros
in taxes in Salzburg alone over the
past decade.
Sudan President
detained in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG:
A South African judge ordered authorities to prevent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is in South
Africa for an African Union summit,
from leaving the country because of
an international order for his arrest,
human rights activists said.
al-Bashir appeared for a group
photo with other African leaders at the
summit in Johannesburg on Sunday,
wearing a blue three-piece suit, a tie
and a smile as cameras flashed.
Earlier Sunday, a South African
judge ordered authorities to prevent
al-Bashir from leaving South Africa
because he is wanted by the International Criminal Court, human rights
activists said on Sunday.
The African National Congress,
which is South Africa’s ruling party,
British Muslim family, and the entire
family unreservedly condemned and
abhorred all acts of violence wherever
they were perpetrated.
West Yorkshire police said they
were aware of the reports, but were
unable to comment further as the person’s identity had not been confirmed.
According to media reports, Islamic
State said ‘al-Britani’ was one of four
suicide bombers - with the others said
to be a German, a Kuwaiti and a Palestinian - who took part in the attack.
Islamic State controls swathes of
territory in eastern Syria and northern
Iraq where it has declared an Islamic
caliphate.
Omar al-Bashir
NEWS MAKER
of the day
said the South African government
granted immunity ‘for all (summit)
participants as part of the international norms for countries hosting
such gathering of the AU or even the
United Nations.’
‘It is on this basis, amongst others,
that the ANC calls upon government
to challenge the order now being
brought to compel the South African
government to detain President
al-Bashir,’ the ANC said, adding
that African and Eastern European
countries ‘continue to unjustifiably
bear the brunt of the decisions of
the ICC’.
Even before Sunday’s events, the African Union had asked the International
Criminal Court to stop proceedings
against sitting Presidents and said it
will not compel any member states to
arrest a leader on behalf of the court.
al-Bashir has travelled abroad
before and local authorities had not
detained him at the behest of the
ICC, which is based in The Hague,
Netherlands.
new coins were not meant to provoke
Gallic anger.
‘The goal is not to revive old quarrels in a modern Europe and there
are more important things to sort out,’
he was quoted as saying by Agence
France-Presse. ‘But there’s been no
battle in recent history as important as
Waterloo, or indeed one that captures
the imagination in the same way.’
There is no doubt that the European
Union has bigger struggles to wage at
the moment. But in its small way, the
skirmish has signaled the challenges
facing European integration, and the
limits of Europe’s open borders at
overcoming old nationalist impulses.
Tensions among the 19 countries
that use the euro have mounted as
Greece teeters perilously close to
defaulting on its debt.
Greece says creditors’
demands ‘irrational’
ATHENS:
Greece believes the demands of
its EU-IMF creditors are ‘irrational’, a
government source said after the latest round of talks on its bailout ended
without a deal. ‘The demands of the
creditors are irrational, the discussions
lasted 45 minutes,’ the source said of
the crunch talks held in Brussels as
cash-strapped Greece faces a likely
default on looming debt repayments.
Athens pinned the blame especially
on the International Monetary Fund
whose position was seen as ‘intransigent and tough’ because it insisted
on further cuts for pensions and a rise
in value-added tax, the source said.
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charged by brand ambassador or
celebrity who endorses the product is ultimately recovered from
customers only which burns a big
hole in customer’s purse. But if
the product/ service is really good
then every delighted customer will
spread the word around and will
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Enterprise
CHENNAI
Visa row: No end
for deadlock
Yahoo to host
developer meet
in India
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
Yahoo is all set to bring its first Mobile Developer Meetup in India.
According to reports, the event will
be held in New Delhi on 24 June and
Bengaluru on 26 June.
At the meet, mobile app developers will reportedly get the chance
to network with other participants
from the mobile startup and developer community. They will get the
first look at the new Yahoo Mobile
Developer suite that has been designed to help developers measure,
advertise, monetise and improve their
mobile apps.
The meetup is also said to feature a
discussion with a panel of innovators
and thought leaders.
It may be noted that since Marissa
Mayer’s arrival as the head of the
company in 2012, Yahoo has revamped its visual identity and acquired several new businesses.
q Tech giants assure of compliance q Govt to intervene ‘if required’
New Delhi, June 15 (PTI):
With the US probing TCS and Infosys for alleged visa rule violations,
Communications and IT Minister Ravi
Shankar Prasad on Sunday said the
government will intervene if the need
arises.
‘I am sure these two companies will
be able to address this issue properly,
they are very reputed companies and
the government fully appreciates the
good work they have done over the
years. If the visa issue ultimately requires certain other considerations...
at government level, we will consider
that’, Prasad said.
According to the US media reports,
What is it
H-1B visa is a non-immigrant
visa that allows the US
employers to temporarily employ
foreign workers in speciality
occupations.
the Labour Department has opened
an investigation against Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys for
‘possible violations of rules for visas
for foreign technology workers under
contracts they held with an electric
utility Southern California Edison’.
HDFC Bank to groom
future managers
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
HDFC Bank has partnered with Manipal Global to set up the Leadership
Academy for Branches (LAB), under
the aegis of which, a one-month
residential program is being launched
to groom HDFC bank managers for
Branch-head positions. The program
will be held at Manipal Academy of
Banking campus in Bengaluru.
According to a press release, the
program, devised after intense consultations between HDFC Bank and
Manipal Global, is aimed at empowering managers with specialised skills
Good times
ahead for Gulf
carriers: IATA
Dubai, June 15 (PTI):
Middle Eastern airlines are expected
to post a collective $1.8 billion net
return for 2015 for an average net
margin of 3.1 per cent or $9.61 per
passenger, it has said.
According to the International Air
Transport Association (IATA), the
region’s carriers are expected to see
a 12.9 per
cent growth
in passenger
numbers this year, the only region
with a double-digit expansion.
IATA said an improvement in profitability is also expected to be driven by
lower fuel costs.
Globally, IATA announced an upward revision of its 2015 industry
outlook to a $29.3 billion net profit. On
expected revenues of $727 billion, the
industry would achieve a four per cent
net profit margin.
The significant strengthening from
the $16.4 billion net profit in 2014
reflects the net impact of several
global factors, including stronger
global economic prospects, record
load factors, lower fuel prices, and a
major appreciation of the US dollar,
IATA said.
‘All regions are expected to see an
improvement in profitability in 2015
compared with 2014. There are,
however, stark differences in regional
economies, which are also reflected
in airline performance. The industry’s
fortunes are far from uniform. Many
airlines still face huge challenges’,
Tony Tyler, IATA’s director general
and CEO, said in a statement.
IATA said the recent decline in fuel
prices was a welcome development.
Billion dollar
dreams for
Eureka Forbes
New Delhi, June 15 (PTI):
Home appliance maker
Eureka Forbes is aiming to
more than double its turnover in the next five years
to become a billion-dollar
entity.
The company, which
mainly sells water purifiers,
vacuum cleaners and air
purifiers, is expanding its
dealer network to 25,000 by
year-end, from the 17,000
at present, in 3,000-3,200
cities and towns.
‘We aim to be a $1 billion dollar company in
the next five years’, Eureka Forbes CEO - Direct
Sales and senior VP,
(Marketing) Marzin R
Shroff said.
MONDAY
15 JUNE 2015
to enhance their growth prospects
within the bank.
Delivered in simulated banking
environment, the program includes
a considerable amount of hands-on
training in people management, sales
orientation, process governance,
regulatory compliance and risk management. The bank managers who
complete the programme will become
eligible for branch head roles.
Chief people officer, Philip Mathew,
said, ‘The new program will help enhance the skills of our managers, who
are the face of the organisation, and
teach them ways to address new and
critical challenges faced by Branch
heads in a dynamic environment.
We partnered with Manipal Global
because of their expertise and experience in the banking training industry.
The customised program is focused
on delivering the learning outcomes
expected by HDFC Bank’.
Executive president, Manipal Global Education, Sivaramakrishnan V,
said, ‘We are pleased to enter the
collaboration with HDFC Bank to
mentor and prime bank managers
to communicate business interests
effectively in the global business
environment’
Coal India 6th largest
mining company: PwC
New Delhi, June 15 (PTI):
Country’s top dry-fuel miner Coal
India (CIL) has become the sixthlargest mining company in the world
in terms of market capital, says a
recent PwC report.
Earlier, the company was at the
eighth spot among top 40 global mining firms, according to the report.
Another State-run company, NMDC,
the country’s top iron ore miner which
also figures in the list, has improved
its position by coming to the 21st slot
from 24th earlier.
The report ‘Mine 2015’, which analyses the financial performance of the
top 40 mining companies by market
capitalisation, says though there have
been improvements in most financial
statement metrics across the top 40
companies, market values continued
to decline.
‘The top 40 miners lost $156 billion, or about 16 per cent of their
combined market value, in 2014’,
the report said, adding that the good
news is that it is only half of last year’s
slide.
The market capitalisation for the
top 40 was $791 billion at the end of
2014, which is where it sat 10 years
ago, it said.
Denying any wrongdoing, the two
software giants have said they are
‘fully compliant’ with the immigration rules.
Infosys, in the past, has faced
visa-related issues when one of its
former employees, Jack Palmer filed
a whistle-blower lawsuit, saying he
had been punished and sidelined by
company executives after he reported
of witnessing widespread visa fraud.
Industry body NASSCOM said
attempts were being made to portray the Indian IT sector negatively
without paying attention to ‘facts
and logic’.
Its president R Chandrashekhar said
its members continue to cooperate
with the US authorities in respect of
any requests for information.
The US is the largest market for the
over $140 billion Indian IT services
industry. Exports account for over
$98 billion.
DELECTABLE DEBATE
Test all packaged
items: Food regulator
New Delhi, June 15 (PTI):
Central food safety regulator
FSSAI has asked State food commissioners to inspect and evaluate
all packaged products available in
markets across the country in the
wake of Maggi controversy.
‘There are hundreds of packaged
food products which are being sold
in the country without registration,
they need to be inspected and
evaluated’, a source said.
The directions were given by the
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to the State food
safety commissioners in a meeting
earlier this month. ‘It has also been
suggested during the meeting that
the state food safety commissioners
should prepare their line of action
for the year and collect samples
of all the packaged products, even
those which are not registered with
FSSAI’, the source added.
The State officials were also told
to take action if required. FSSAI
had also handed over a list of 500
products rejected by it as of 30 April,
2015 to the State food safety commissioners.
Earlier this month, the FSSAI had
banned Nestle’s Maggi saying it
was ‘unsafe and hazardous’ after
tests found presence of lead and
Monosodium glutamate above
Frame policy for
ambassadors’
Taking note of the Maggi noodles
row, traders body CAIT has urged
Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan to formulate policy and
guidelines for brand ambassadors
endorsing products.
‘...the current Maggi row has
given an opportunity to frame
specific policy and guidelines
for brand ambassadors to be
followed while doing any endorsement for any product’, the
Confederation of All India Traders
(CAIT) said in a statement.
permissible limits. Nestle had also
withdrawn the instant noodles brand
from the market.
Following this, FSSAI had ordered
testing of noodles, pastas and
macaroni brands such as Top Ramen, Foodles and Wai Wai sold and
manufactured by seven companies,
to check compliance of norms.
In a letter to Commissioners of
Food Safety of all States and UTs,
FSSAI had asked them to test
samples of noodles, pastas and
macaroni (with tastemaker) on a
set of comprehensive parameters.
Cake and masala/tastemaker should
be tested separately, the letter said.
‘Unnecessary negativism
around economy’
Mumbai, June 15 (PTI):
There is ‘unnecessary negativism’
surrounding the Indian economy
and the government needs to be
given chance to carry out its work as
recovery is underway, senior banker
Aditya Puri has said.
The government has also got a firm
hold over things that were affecting in
the past such as inflation and fiscal
deficit, he said.
‘I genuinely believe that there is
unnecessary negativism in terms of
the growth and the prospects for the
country’, HDFC Bank’s managing
director, Puri, said.
‘I think the government has done a
lot, we are on the right track. I think
we voted for a government and need
to give them a chance’, he said.
He also pointed to the government’s
Days ahead of his appointment as the chairman
of the BRICS Bank, ICICI Bank’s K V Kamath
spoke strongly in support of the work done by the
government, while others like Uday Kotak said
there is a need to temper the exuberant expectations
work on agricultural constituents like
functioning of the APMCs, irrigation
and direct benefit transfers, which will
help the supply side.
On minimum support price, however,
Puri said it is unnecessary as it is not
the solution to farmer issues.
Showering fulsome praise on the government, he asserted that he is speaking in terms of facts on the ground and
not merely giving his views.
Puri said that under the new way of
computing growth, there is an uptick
in the economy, with GDP growth
expected to rise up to 7.9 per cent,
from 7.3 per cent. Varied voices have
come in from the captains of industry
on the Narendra Modi government’s
first year in power.
Days ahead of his appointment as
the chairman of the BRICS Bank, ICICI Bank’s K V Kamath spoke strongly
in support of the work done by the
government, while others like Uday
Kotak said there is a need to temper
the exuberant expectations.
Monsoons & macro data
to influence markets
New Delhi, June 15 (PTI):
Inves t m e n t t r e n d b y
for e i g n i n v e s t o r s a n d
progress in monsoon will
set the tone for the market, which as per experts
will open in the positive
zone on account of surprise rise in IIP and steady
inflation data.
Federal Reserve’s meeting during the week will be
keenly eyed as investors
will look for clues on the
timing of an interest rate
hike.
‘...market is now likely
to focus largely on how
the monsoon progresses
over the next few weeks
in wake of sub-par monsoons predicted by the
IMD’, said Hitesh Agrawal,
head Research at Reliance
Securities.
Showing signs of recovery, factory output rose to
a two month high of 4.1
per cent in April, driven by
manufacturing, but retail inflation too edged up in May
amid worries over deficient
monsoon.
Factory production measured on Index of Industrial
Production (IIP) grew by
4.1 per cent in April as
against 3.7 per cent in the
year-ago period and 2.5
per cent compared with the
preceding month.
The Consumer Price
Index (CPI) which had
dipped to a four month low
in April, inched up to 5.01
per cent in May. ‘...while
the initial reaction to these
data points is expected
to be positive early next
week, it is sustainability of
gains which is questionable considering the weak
set-up that the Indian stock
market is in currently’,
Agrawal added.
Experts believe one of
the key determinants,
which markets are eyeing
and would play crucial role
ahead is the progress of
monsoon.
On global front, two-day
meeting of the US Federal
Open Market Committee is
scheduled on 16-17 June.
‘Participants expect that
the prevalent uncertainty
over rate hike in US may
ease post this meeting’,
said Jayant Manglik, president-retail distribution at
Religare Securities.
However, Deepak Parekh, chairman of HDFC Bank’s parent HDFC
had said earlier this year that ‘after
nine months, there is a little bit of
impatience creeping in as to why
no changes are happening and why
this is taking so long having effect
on the ground’. Parekh had cited the
case of HDFC Bank saying it took it
longer to get mandatory government
clearances for capital raising under
the Modi government.
Puri said there is an improvement
in the ease of doing business.
To a specific question on the scepticism in a section of captains of industry, he said: ‘I do not know about it...
Its a democratic country, there can be
different views. But the facts cannot
change. What I am talking of is facts,
not views’.
5
Chinese cos have
more women
directors: Study
New Delhi, June 15 (PTI):
When it comes to gender diversity in
board rooms, Indian corporates have
lesser number of women directors
compared to their Chinese peers,
while European nations lead the pack,
says a report.
Consultancy major Deloitte Global
said that women hold about 12 per
cent of board seats worldwide while
only four per cent of them are at the
helm of boards.
It noted that many Indian companies
have started appointing women directors to their boards, at executive as
well as non executive positions.
The findings are part of the report titled ‘Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective’ released earlier this
week. It is based on a data of nearly
6,000 companies spread across 40
countries, including India.
In terms of percentage of board
seats held by women, India’s score
stood at 7.7 per cent while that of
China was at 8.5 per cent. The US
had a score of 12.2 per cent and that
of Germany was 18.3 per cent.
The highest percentage of women
directors were in Norway (36.7 per
cent), followed by France (29.9 per
cent), Sweden (24.4 per cent), Italy
(22.3 per cent) and Finland (22.1 per
cent).
However, Japan (2.4 per cent),
Brazil (6.3 per cent), Russia (5.7 per
cent), Republic of Korea (1.7 per
cent) and Indonesia (3.7 per cent) are
placed below India.
The report said that at six per cent,
gender diversity in some of Asia’s
leading economies is the lowest
compared to other parts of the world.
‘Many Indian companies have started to introduce women directors to
their boards. Currently eight per cent
of board seats are held by women
and three per cent of boards chairs
are women’, it said.
Big PE deals
sealed this year:
Thornton
New Delhi, June 15 (PTI):
Private equity deals witnessed significant uptrend in May with transactions
worth $1.24 billion, taking the tally for
the first five months this year to $5.85
billion, says a Grant Thornton report.
According to the assurance, tax
and advisory firm, there were 68 PE
transactions worth $1,249 million, up
48 per cent over same month last year
when deals worth $846 million were
announced.
‘PE activity continues to show encouraging trends, perhaps because
of optimism and the fact that overall
macro level indicators look positive’,
Grant Thornton India LLP partner
Prashant Mehra said.
The deal value for the month was
largely driven by big ticket deals as
four large deals were announced
during the month each valued at over
$100 million.
Mehra further said the increasing
PE momentum, should get a lift with
the government’s key reforms being
implemented, which in turn is likely to
further boost overall deal activity in the
coming months.
Meanwhile, in the first five months
of this year, PE deals amounted to
$5.85 billion, registering an increase
of 66 per cent year-on-year with
large investments in sectors like IT &
ITES, BFS, pharma, real estate and
manufacturing.
Sector-wise, with more than 50 per
cent of total volume, IT & ITES continued to be the preferred sector for
PE-deals, while banking and financial
services and pharma sectors also
witnessed big ticket deals worth over
$100 million, the report said.
Apax Partners’ acquisition of 20.37
per cent stake in Shriram City Union
Finance for $371 million from TPG
Capital was termed as the deal of the
month by the report.
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Sports
6 MONDAY
15 JUNE 2015
The Central Railway team beat Kerala Police 15-25, 25-13, 25-18, 25-18
to win the women’s title in the 24th All-India Volleyball tournament for
the TMB Trophy in Tuticorin yesterday. The men’s crown was won by
IOB, which beat SRM. Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank general manager
Selvan Rajadurai is among those present.
Skipper Nirmal
leads the way
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
An all-round display by captain P
S Nirmal Kumar (5 for 34 and 45
not out) was the highlight of YSCA’s
seven-wicket victory over RR
Donnelly in G R Kuppuswamy
Memorial cricket tournament
being held here.
By winning all six matches in the
league phase, YSCA topped the
table and won the V N Madhava
Rao Memorial Shield.
Scores: RR Donnelly 87 all out
in 25.4 overs (C Jai Ganesh 31, P
S Nirmal Kumar 5 for 34) lost to
YSCA 88 for 3 in 19.4 overs (G Nagarajan 31, Nirmal Kumar 45 n.o).
MoM: Nirmal Kumar.
Wipro 200 for 8 in 30 overs (S
Rajasekar 72, Sathish 32, Lakshmi
Narayanan 3 for 53) beat Ashok
Leyland 189 all out in 28.1 overs
(Kumar 45, Muthu 32, Srinivasan
3 for 35, Ganesh 3 for 55). MoM:
Rajasekar.
Aswath scalps six wickets
Medium-pacer Aswat Mukunthan
claimed 6 wickets conceding just
15 runs to set up a win for RK
Vivekananda College in the
ongoing 46th All-India YSCA
Trophy cricket tournament here.
Scores: Venkateswara CC 119 for
9 in 30 overs (Aswath Mukunthan
6 for 15) lost to RKM Vivekananda
College 120 for 5 in 23.5 overs (Akil
Srinath 32, Ganga Sridhar Raju 49
n.o). MoM: Aswath.
TI Cycles 127 all out in. 29 overs
(Varun Narendran 56, B Ramprakash 31, Rizwan 3 for 35, Selvendran 3 for 36) lost to Gopalapuram
CC 128 for 8 in 27.5 overs (Senthilnathan 4 for 30, Ramprakash 3
for 20). MoM: Rizwan.
Curry’s late surge helps
Warriors pull ahead
Oakland, June 15:
points, followed with another
deep shot for the Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors are a win away from
Andre Iguodala later hit a three
ending one long championand then grabbed a rebound,
ship drought and extending
tossing in a left-handed put back
another.
while getting fouled by
Tristan Thompson.
Steph Curry made
Iguodala strutted back
seven three-pointers
to midcourt, staring at
and scored 37 points,
the crowd of 19,596 and the Warriors
just about all of them
withstood another
on their feet through
brilliant performance
the fourth - before
from LeBron James
missing the free throw.
to outlast the Cleveland Cavaliers 104Curry added a cut91 on Sunday night
ting layup, then lost
for a 3-2 lead in the
Matthew Dellavedova
NBA finals.
off the dribble and
stepped back for a
With a sellout
three that gave Goldcrowd rocking and
en State a 96-86 lead
roaring in their goldwith 2:44 left.
en-yellow shirts, the
newly minted MVP
James hit a threeand his teammates
pointer, and the Cavs
Steph Curry
took control of the
began fouling Iguogame - and possibly the series - in the dala - a sub-par free throw shooter
final minutes. Curry connected inside - to try and extend possessions. But
and out - sometimes way out - to help Curry never let the game get out of
the Warriors pull away, and James his hands, connecting on another
and the Cavs had no way to counter. three-pointer with 1:12 left that had
The Warriors will try to win their first him pounding his chest and pointing
title since 1975 on Tuesday night in to the sky.
Cleveland, which hasn’t won a major
The game followed a familiar forsports championship in 51 years. mula. Warriors coach Steve Kerr stuck
Game 7, if necessary, would be in with the small-ball lineup he used to
Oakland on Friday night.
win Game 4, starting swingman Andre
James carried Cleveland as far as Iguodala over center Andrew Bogut.
he could. The four-time MVP had 40 Cavs coach David Blatt replaced
points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, seven-footer Timofey Mozgov with
slowing down the pace the way only guard JR Smith - sliding James to
he can. James made 15 of 34 shots centre - after Cleveland fell behind
8-2 in the opening minutes.
in 44 minutes.
Both teams lacked size. Neither
There were 20 lead changes and 10
ties in a game that featured nearly as lacked fight. Smith made four of his
many bruises as baskets - but few big first seven three-pointers before going
men - and the league’s two biggest cold, but landed his biggest shot when
he extended his right forearm and
attractions trading thrilling scores.
James made a 34-footer with the shoulder to plow through Draymond
shot clock about to expire midway Green’s screen, knocking the Warthrough the fourth, and Curry an- riors forward to the ground. Officials
swered with a step-back three-pointer. called a flagrant 1 foul on Smith after
Klay Thompson, who scored 12 a review.
CHENNAI
Brazil edges Peru
to extend streak
q Venezuela shocks Colombia, makes Copa history
Temuco, June 15: cross into the box where an unmarked
An injury time goal from Douglas Neymar headed home his 44th interCosta gave Brazil a barely deserved national goal in 64 matches.
The Barcelona striker was the stand2-1 win over a plucky Peru side in the
out performer of the match. He had a
Copa America on Sunday.
Substitute Costa slipped the ball past shot saved off the line in the 13th
the keeper from close range in the 48th minute and saw a long range
minute of the second half to break the strike crash off the underside
deadlock and extend Brazil’s winning of the bar eight minutes into
run to 11 matches. ‘I managed to con- the second half.
He was also booked
trol the ball from a perfect pass from
Neymar and I scored,’ Costa said in a moments before halftime for wiping away
pitchside interview.
the referee’s spray
Brazil have kept a
perfect record under
Dunga, who took over
for a second stint as
coach last year following the disastrous 7-1
loss to Germany in
the semi-finals of their
home World Cup.
Brazil have conceded
just three goals under
Brazil players Douglas and
Dunga but looked vulNeymar celebrate a goal against
nerable during a frantic
Peru in a Copa America clash on
opening few minutes
Sunday.
against Peru, who got
before taking
off to a dream start with
a free kick.
an unexpected opener to
‘I just want to help my team with
Christian Cueva after just three minutes.
David Luiz failed to clear a long ball goals and passes,’ he said afterwards.
and goalkeeper Jefferson passed the ‘The win is what is important.’
The results leaves Brazil joint top of
ball straight to Cueva who hammered
Group C with three points, alongside
it home from 10 yards out.
However, Peru’s lead lasted just two Venezuela, who beat Colombia 1-0
minutes. Dani Alves stroked a lovely earlier on Sunday. Brazil play Colom-
One of the best
phases of my
career: Ashwin
Fatullah, June 15 (PTI):
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, fresh from a five-wicket haul in
Ravichandran Ashwin
the one-off Test against Bangladesh,
is enjoying ‘one of the best phases’
of his career.
‘It certainly feels that I am bowling at
my best, it is one of the best phases
that I have had. But I have said that
in the past as well, so I might surprise
myself again. Anyway the learning
never stops,’ said Ashwin when asked
about his bowling.
He troubled the Bangladesh batsmen by generating sharp turn and
bounce, ending with with figures of
five for 87.
Ashwin further said: ‘I think one area
I have improved on is that I am bowling better with the Kookaburra ball.
Also, I have been trying to use the
angles more. Overall, it was a wholesome performance here.’
India had two off-spinners in the
eleven with the return of Harbhajan
Singh. Does Ashwin feel the competition?
‘As an individual, I just focus on
how I can get better rather than
thinking about the competition,’
he added.
bia on Wednesday, while Peru play
Venezuela the following day.
‘It was incredible,’ Peru’s Jefferson
Farfan said of the late winner.
‘I think we did very well, we
knew that we were
facing a great time
like Braz i l
and we
had a chance to at least get a draw but it
never happened. Now we need to think
of the next match.’
Rondon, the hero Venezuela beat Colombia 1-0 on Sunday, the biggest upset
of the tournament so far and their first
victory over their South American neighbours in the history of the competition.
Southampton, June 15 (AFP):
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson
was happy to prove elegance and
timing still had a place when batting
in one-day international cricket with a
brilliant century in a three-wicket win
over England on Sunday.
Victory at the Rose Bowl saw World
Cup finalists New Zealand go 2-1 up
in the five-match series.
The Black Caps, chasing 303 for
victory, were wobbling at 36 for two.
But a New Zealand record thirdwicket stand of 206 between Williamson (118) and Ross Taylor (110),
ultimately proved decisive.
There have long been anguished
debates about whether advances
in bat technology and modern-day
power-hitting are making ODI cricket
too much of a batsmen’s game.
But the 24-year-old Williamson
proved the traditional virtues of touch
Kane Williamson
and timing remain effective in white-ball
cricket. Indeed his final scoring shot, in a
sublime 113-ball innings which included
12 fours, was a seemingly effortless
straight six off David Willey.
‘I don’t think aggressive has to mean
slogging or hitting the ball 150 metres,’
said man-of-the-match Williamson,
Henriques breaks jaw
in on-field collision
London, June 15:
ever, both Burns and Henriques left
the ground ‘conscious and sitting up.’
Australia’s Moises Henriques was
knocked unconscious and
All-rounder Henriques
broke his jaw in a sickening
broke his jaw in three placcollision after running into
es after he was struck by
Surrey team-mate Rory Burns
Burns’s knee. The wicketwhile attempting a catch durkeeper sustained head and
ing an English county Twenfacial injuries. Both players
ty20 match on Sunday.
needed oxygen treatment
and three ambulances were
Henriques and Rory Burns
called on to the outfield
clashed as they went
Moises Henriques
before the pair, who
for a chance against
each gave a thumbs-up sign to
Sussex at Arundel on England’s
concerned spectators, were taken
south coast and the match was later
to St Richard’s Hospital in nearby
abandoned, with home side Sussex
Chichester for further assessment.
141 for seven in the 19th over. How-
q Aussies rout West Indies in Test series as batsmen flop again
from the boys,’ Clarke said.
‘We’re all excited about what lies
ahead. I’ve spoken a lot about consistency away from home, I just hope this
is the start of it.’
Australia couldn’s have asked for
a better Ashes warm-up than their
two matches against a young and
outclassed Windies side.
After winning the first Test inside
three days by 10 wickets, the victory at
Kingston was just as comprehensive.
Needing seven wickets to wrap up
the win, the tourists claimed 5 for 56
in the morning session on day four
before securing the series midway
through the afternoon session.
Steve Smith’s first innings 199
earned him man of the match honours
while Josh Hazlewood, who took 2
for 18 in the second innings to finish
with seven wickets in the match, was
named as player of the series.
Hazlewood ended the series with 12
wickets at an amazing 8.83 per scalp
but Mitchell Starc (10 at 16), Mitchell
Johnson (8 at 18.62) and Nathan Lyon
(8 at 19.25) also ended the series with
ousencounters at the Copa America.
The other clash, back in 1979, ended
in a goalless draw. Colombia now
need a result against Brazil in their
next match on Wednesday to avoid
almost certain elimination in the first
round, while Venezuela take on Peru
on Thursday in their next outing.
Williamson happy to play his way
Now we can talk Ashes, says Clarke
Kingston, June 15:
The Ashes. The two words Michael
Clarke didn’t want his team to speak
about during their two-Test tour of
the Caribbean.
Worried his team might lose their
focus and worry more about England
than the West Indies, Clarke says he
made it crystal clear he didn’t want
any talk about the Poms over the
past month.
Now, having wrapped up a 2-0
series victory over the hapless hosts
with a 277-run thrashing inside four
days at Jamaica’s Sabina Park,
Clarke is officially letting the Ashes
build-up begin.
‘I’d be lying to say it hasn’t been in
the back of everyone’s mind but the
fact we’ve been really disciplined on
playing really good cricket in these
conditions against this West Indies
team is a really good achievement
Striker Jose Salomon Rondon
scored the only goal of the Group C
match in the 60th minute in the central
Chilean city of Rancagua.
Midfielder Rafael Ocosta swung in a
deep cross from the right, Alejandro
Guerra headed it back across goal
and Rondon buried a firm header
into the bottom lefthand corner of the
Colombian net. Colombia, tipped as
outsiders for the title, poured forward in search of an equaliser and
James Rodriguez, Edwin Cardona and Juan Cuadrado all
came close but Venezuelan keeper Alain Baroja
kept them at bay. Colombia had beaten
Venezuela in four
of their five previ-
averages under 20.
Clarke says there’s no doubt the
performance in the Caribbean will
be a boost heading into the English
summer.
‘Confidence is a vital part of any
team and any sq
squad,’ he said.
ea that though.
‘You have to earn
a lot of hard work
It takes
fe
to
feel
you can
w
walk out onto
a ground in an
international
game an
and have success an
and once you
get it you want it to stay forever so
you’ve got to ride that wave for as
long as you can.
‘At the moment if guys aren’t
bowling as well as they’d like or
making as many runs as they’d
like somebody else is stepping
up and I think that’s where we’re
having success at the moment.’
Australia will depart Jamaica on
Tuesday with the first tour match of
the Ashes campaign against Kent
to start on 25 June.
who also bowled England captain
Eoin Morgan for 71 with his off-spin.
‘I think the style of play is what you
want to achieve in an innings and the
runs you want to get and that dictates
who’s picked,’ added Williamson
following his seventh hundred in 77
matches at this level. ‘Most teams
have a balance of players who contribute to that and we’re no different.’
New Zealand suffered a setback before this match when in-form paceman
Trent Boult was ruled out of the rest
of the tour with a back injury.
Key wickets
But replacement Ben Wheeler, like
Boult a brisk left-armer, marked his
ODI debut with an impressive return
of three for 63 in 10 overs. ‘He came
in and bowled really well, swung it a
little bit and bowled with good pace,’
said Williamson of the 23-year-old
Central Districts bowler.
Federer looks for
Wimbledon boost
Halle, June 15:
Roger Federer begins his bid for a
record eighth Wimbledon title in the familiar surroundings of Halle on Monday
admitting he’s still surprised by his staggering
success on grass.
The 33-year-old
needs one more Wimbledon triumph to go
clear of Pete Sampras
who also won at the All
England Club on seven
Roger Federer
occasions.
As he prepares for his assault on an
eighth title in Halle, Federer said his
career record of 14 grass-court trophies
-- more than any other active player
-- still surprises him.
‘I never thought that I could ever play
so well in my career on grass. It was
always a dream to play such good
tennis on grass or even be able to
play on a grass court,’ he told reporters on Sunday.
Safarova
pulls out of
Birmingham event
London, June 15:
Losing French Open finalist Lucie
Safarova has withdrawn from the
WTA grass-court tournament in
Birmingham that gets under way
on Monday.
Safarova pulled
out apparently as a
consequence of her
lengthy Roland Garros exertions.
The late-developing Czech burst into
the top ten for the
Lucie Safarova
first time this
week following her victory over former French
Open champion Maria Sharapova
and a thriller with Serena Williams
in which she took the world number
one to three sets on the red clay of
Roland Garros before losing to the
American star in the final.
Mixed bag
CHENNAI
‘Youths need to do more
to prevent elders abuse’
MONDAY
15 JUNE 2015
7
SC scraps pre-medical exam
Orders re-conduct of test in four weeks
Former Madras High Court Judge and patron of Senior Citizens Support Forum Justice T N Vallinayagam
released the nationwide report on ‘Elder Abuse - The
Indian Youth Speaks Out’ at Rajiv Gandhi Government
General Hospital in Chennai today.
NT Bureau
Chennai, June 15:
A series of events are
being organised to mark
World Elder Abuse Day
today and HelpAge India
conducted a programme
at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital apart from a signature
campaign on prevention of
elder abuse.
Also, HelpAge recently
conducted a nation-wide
survey said that around 90
per cent of the youngsters
in the city admitted that
senior citizens are abused.
The survey was conducted
in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad,
Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Kanpur and Madurai. Around
200 households were selected from 20 middle and
upper middle localities in
each city.
The survey aimed to find
out about the youngsters
view on elders abuse and if
they were aware of it. It was
revealed that 73 per cent of
the youth across the country
admitted that elder abuse
existed. While 42 per cent
felt that it is a problem of all
developing societies, 24
per cent of the youth perceive the son as abusers
the elder blames the son in
59 per cent of cases.
The main reason for
elders abuse was attributed to financial reason
which is 48.6 per cent
nation-wide and 18.5 per
cent in Chennai. Abuse
due to property was 53.2
per cent nation-wide and
17.3 per cent State- wide.
Other reasons were attitudinal relationship issue and
living alone.
‘What is surprising is that
though the youth are aware
of this issue they seem unwilling to react. In the case
of Delhi 85 per cent admit
that abuse exist yet 92 per
cent say they won’t act to
prevent it,’ said HelpAge
India, country head - Advocacy and Communications
Manjira Khurana.
He further said that
around 60 per cent of the
youth are willing to take
direct action if they come
across abuse. Yet 64 per
cent n Chennai and 45 per
cent in Hydrabed were not
willing to intervene.
Former Madras High
Court Judge and patron
of Senior Citizens Support
Forum Justice T N Vallinayagam urged youngsters
to support senior citizens
and help to reduce elders
abuse.
RK Nagar: Jaya to
campaign 21 June
NT Bureau
Chenani, June 15:
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa will campaign
at R K Nagar, where
she is contesting in
the by-election, on
21 June.
According to party
sources, she will start from
her Poes Garden residence
at 3 pm, and will address
voters at Tondiarpet, Korukkupet, Old Washermenpet, New Washermenpet
and Royapuram.
Already, AIADMK officebearers, including Ministers
and senior leaders, have
hit the campaign trail in R
K Nagar, which lies in the
north Chennai.
Though there are many
other candidates in fray,
including C Mahendran,
the common candidate of the CPI
and the CPI(M),
the entire constituency is wearing the
AIADMK colour.
Meanwhile on
Friday evening,
the Election Commission
held a meeting with candidates, and briefed them on
the rules and regulations to
be followed.
On behalf of Jayalalithaa,
P Vetrivel, who resigned
from his legislator post in
R K Nagar, took part in the
meeting, attended by Election Officer Sowrirajan and
Observer Rajiv Narayanaswami.
Toni & Guy opens 55th
outlet at Mugalivakkam
New Delhi, June 15 (PTI):
Over 6.3 lakh students will
have to take fresh test as
the Supreme Court today
scrapped the All India PreMedical Test (AIPMT) 2015
and ordered re-conduct of
the examination within four
weeks.
A vacation bench of justices R K Agrawal and
Amitava Roy directed the
institutions involved in conduct of the examination to
render assistance to Central Board of Secondary
Education (CBSE) in this
endeavour within the stipulated period decided by it.
‘Petitions are allowed.
CBSE to hold AIPMT 2015
exam within four weeks,’
the bench said in its verdict.
The apex court directed
the re-examination in view
of large-scale cheating in
the test with students getting answers in the exami-
nation hall at many places.
The court had reserved
its order on 12 June on petitions seeking re-conduct
of AIPMT 2015 for alleged
large-scale irregularities
in the exam which was
held on 3 May, saying the
examination stands vitiated even if one student
is being benefited illegally.
It had said that CBSE
could not be held guilty
as such but taking into
consideration the past
incidents, ‘CBSE ought
to have been cognisant of
these things.’
CBSE, represented by
Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, had opposed
the contentions seeking
cancellation of the test,
saying, ‘6.3 lakh students
cannot be made to take
the exam afresh when
only 44 students have
been found involved in
taking benefits through
unfair means.’
Earlier, the vacation
bench had asked Haryana
Police to file a fresh report
indicating the number of
beneficiaries of the alleged irregularities in the
pre-medical examination.
It had also asked police
to identify as many candidates as possible who
had been benefited from
the alleged leak.
CBSE was to declare the
results of AIPMT, taken by
over six lakh students, on
5 June.
The court had said, ‘The
bigger issue is that the
sanctity of the examination is under suspicion.
We want to be doubly sure
that there is no alternative
but to order re-conduct
of the exam,’ adding that
it did not want to take a
decision ‘in haste.’
INDOWIND ENERGY LIMITED
REGD Office: “KOTHARI BUILDINGS”, 4TH FLOOR, 114, M.G.ROAD, NUNGAMBAKKAM, CHENNAI – 600 034.
CIN No: L40108TN1995PLC032311 ( E-Mail Id: [email protected])
STANDALONE AND CONSOLIDATED AUDITED FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31.3.2015
PART I
(Rs. in Lakhs)
Standalone
Particulars
31.3.15
1. Income from Operations
(a)Net Sales/Income from Operations (Net of excise duty)
(b)Other Operating Income
Total Income from Operation (net)
2.Expenses
(a)(I) Operating expenses
(II) selling and Distributions expenses
(b)Purchase of stock-in-trade
(c)Changes in inventories of finished goods, work-in
progress and stock-in-trade
(d) Employee benefits expense
(e) Depreciation and amortization expense
(f) Other expenses (Any item exceeding 10% of the total
expenses relating to continuing operations to be
shown separately)
Total expenses
3. Profit / (Loss) from operations before other income,
finance costs and exceptional items (1-2)
4. Other Income
5. Profit from ordinary activities before finance costs and
exceptional items (3+4)
6. Finance costs
7. Profit from ordinary activities after finance costs but
exceptional items (5-6)
8. Exceptional items
9. Profit from ordinary activities before tax (7-8)
10 Tax Expense - Income Tax
Deferred Tax (Asset) / Liability
11. Net Profit from ordinary activities after tax (9-10)
12. Extraordinary items (net of tax expense)
13 Net Profit for the period (11-12)
14. Share of Profit of associates
15. Minority interest
16. Net Profit after taxes, minority interest and share of
profit of associates (13-14-15)
17. Paid-up equity share capital (Face Value of Rs. 10/- each)
18. Reserve excluding Revaluation Reserves as per balance
sheet of previous accounting year
19.(i) Earnings per share (before extraordinary items) (of Rs. 10/- each)
(a) Basic
(b) Diluted
19.(ii) Earnings per share (after extraordinary items)
(of Rs. 10/- each)
(a) Basis
(b) Diluted
PART II
A. Particulars of share holding
31.3.14
Year Ended
31.3.15
31.3.14
Audited
31.3.15
Quarter Ended
31.12.14
Un-Audited
31.3.14
31.3.15
Year Ended
31.3.14
Audited
162.95
162.95
126.93
126.93
75.22
75.22
1899.33
1899.33
2198.55
2198.55
203.04
203.04
198.34
198.34
299.43
299.43
2204.35
2204.35
2527.76
111.88
31.86
-
120.93
132.74
8.81
554.37
8.81
90.37
83.55
-
165.97
-
588.19
31.86
-
-
57.84
61.07
8.81
588.19
332.23
-
561.67
312.46
8.81
(4.48)
51.78
70.74
47.37
55.28
(35.34)
50.74
98.83
(4.48)
186.93
754.24
(35.34)
159.08
957.49
(4.48)
51.78
70.74
47.37
55.28
(35.34)
50.76
91.63
(4.48)
186.93
754.24
(35.34)
159.10
950.29
38.21
299.99
31.45
254.33
48.76
304.54
202.53
1759.27
248.25
1892.66
45.81
337.48
47.57
316.19
94.44
329.21
206.12
2063.23
263.56
2220.45
(137.04)
201.03
(127.40)
296.04
(229.32)
114.82
140.06
513.97
305.89
195.54
(134.44)
201.47
(117.95)
295.60
(29.78)
114.82
141.12
513.97
307.31
195.54
63.99
142.78
168.64
165.99
(114.50)
45.91
654.03
604.08
501.43
471.69
67.03
142.78
177.65
165.99
85.04
45.91
655.09
604.08
502.85
471.69
(78.79)
(80.37)
1.58
10.79
17.07
(26.28)
(26.28)
-
2.65
2.65
2.65
2.65
-
(160.41)
(160.41)
20.09
(180.50)
(180.50)
-
49.95
49.95
10.79
17.07
22.09
22.09
-
29.74
29.74
20.09
9.65
9.65
-
(75.75)
(80.37)
4.62
11.11
17.07
(23.56)
(23.56)
(2.15)
11.66
11.66
11.66
11.66
1.47
39.13
39.13
0.60
20.09
18.44
18.44
(9.34)
51.01
51.01
11.11
17.07
22.83
(14.65)
37.48
0.27
31.16
31.16
0.60
20.09
10.47
10.47
3.73
(26.28)
8974.14
2.65
8974.14
(180.50)
8974.14
22.09
8974.14
9.65
8974.14
(21.41)
8974.14
10.19
8974.14
27.78
8974.14
37.21
8974.14
6.74
8974.14
-
-
-
8088.72
8076.99
-
-
-
8091.77
8849.24
(0.03)
(0.03)
0.00
0.00
(0.20)
(0.20)
0.02
0.02
0.01
0.01
(0.03)
(0.03)
0.01
0.01
0.02
0.02
0.03
0.03
0.01
0.01
(0.03)
(0.03)
0.00
0.00
(0.20)
(0.20)
Standalone
0.02
0.02
0.01
0.01
(0.03)
(0.03)
0.01
0.01
0.04
0.04
0.01
0.01
31.3.15
1.Public Shareholding
- Number of Shares
- Percntage of shareholding
2 Promoter and promoter group Shareholding
(a) Pledged / Encumbered
- Number of Shares
- Percentage of shares (as a % of the total
shareholding of Promoter and promoter group)
-Percentage of shares (as a % of the total share
Capital of the Company)
(b) Non-encumbered
- Number of Shares
- Percentage of shares (as a % of the total shareholding
of Promoter and promoter group)
- Percentage of shares (as a % of the total share
capital of the company)
Quarter Ended
31.12.14
Un-Audited
Consolidated
Quarter Ended
31.12.14
Un-Audited
Year Ended
31.3.15
31.3.14
Audited
31.3.14
31.3.15
0.02
0.02
Consolidated
Quarter Ended
31.12.14
31.3.14
Un-Audited
31.3.15
2527.76
Year Ended
31.3.14
Audited
53408243
59.51
54184270
60.38
54804270
61.07
53408243
59.51
54804270
61.07
53408243
59.51
54184270
60.38
54804270
61.07
53408243
59.51
54804270
61.07
4000000
4000000
4000000
4000000
4000000
4000000
4000000
4000000
4000000
4000000
11.01
11.25
11.45
11.01
11.45
11.01
11.25
11.45
11.01
11.45
4.46
4.46
4.46
4.46
4.46
` 4.46
` 4.46
` 4.46
4.46
4.46
32333243
31557216
30937216
32333243
30937216
32333243
31557216
30937216
32333243
30937216
88.99
88.75
88.55
88.99
88.55
88.99
88.75
88.55
88.99
88.55
35.16
34.47
36.03
34.47
36.03
35.16
37.47
36.03
34.47
36.03
Particulars
3 Months ended March 31, 2015
B. INVESTOR COMPLAINTS
Pending at the beginning of the quarter
Received during the quarter
Disposed of during the quarter
Remaining unresolved at the end of the quarter
Nil
Nil
Nil
Nil
(Rs. in Lakhs)
SEGMENT REPORT
Standalone
Particulars
Quarter Ended
31.12.14
Un-Audited
31.3.14
Year Ended
31.3.15
31.3.14
Audited
162.95
276.89
(113.94)
126.93
298.01
(171.08)
75.22
277.48
(202.26)
1899.33
1978.37
(79.04)
2198.55
1983.55
215.00
203.04
306.78
(103.74)
4.48
0.00
4.48
0.00
0.00
0.00
35.34
8.81
26.53
4.48
0.00
4.48
35.34
8.81
26.53
201.47
0.00
201.47
92.01
90.43
1.58
296.04
0.00
296.04
124.96
122.31
2.65
114.82
0.00
114.82
(60.91)
99.50
(160.41)
513.97
0.00
513.97
439.41
389.46
49.95
195.54
0.00
195.54
437.07
407.33
29.74
31.3.15
Power:
Income
Expenses
Profit
Project:
Income
Expenses
Profit
Others:
Income
Expenses
Profit
Profit before Un allocable exp
Less: Un allocable expenses
Profit before tax
Consolidated
31.3.15
Quarter Ended
31.12.14
Un-Audited
Year Ended
31.3.14
Audited
31.3.14
31.3.15
198.24
331.23
(132.99)
299.43
107.04
192.39
2204.35
2278.73
(74.38)
2340.45
1983.55
356.90
4.48
0.00
4.48
0.00
0.00
0.00
35.34
8.81
26.53
4.48
0.00
4.48
35.34
8.81
26.53
201.47
0.00
201.47
102.21
97.59
4.62
295.60
0.00
295.60
162.60
150.95
11.66
114.82
0.00
114.82
333.74
294.61
39.13
513.97
0.00
513.97
444.07
393.06
51.01
195.54
0.00
195.54
578.97
547.81
31.16
Notes
1. Statement of Asseets and Liabilities under Clause 41 (1) (ea) of the Listing Agreement
(in Rs)
Standalone
Consolidated
Particulars
As at
31.03.2015
NT Bureau
A
1
Indo-American doc
shot dead by friend
5
shot dead by 60-yearold patient and business
associate Ayyasamy
Thangam at the ‘Healthy
Heart Centre’ on Thursday, according to a
release issued by the
Odessa Police Department.
Thangam then closed
the door of the room the
two men were in and witnesses heard another,
single gunshot, it added.
As at
31.03.2015
Audited
Chennai, June 15:
Toni & Guy launched its 55th ‘Essensuals’ salon brand at
Mugalivakkam, Madanandapuram recently.
A press note said the salon was inaugurated by singermusic composer AR Raihanah and actress Eden Kuriakosse.
Sam Paul, South India Head, Toni & Guy and Essenuals
and M Sivaramakrishnan and S Sangeetha have come
together to open the salon in an area of 2000 sq-ft.
The release said free expert advice and complimentary
hair analysis were available at the salon.
Houston, June 15 (PTI):
Renowned IndianAmerican cardiologist
Suresh Gadasalli, who
performed the world’s
first simultaneous hybrid revascularisation,
was shot dead by his
friend and business associate who then committed suicide in Odesaa in the US State of
Texas, police said.
Dr Gadasalli, 53, was
As at
31.03.2014
2
3
4
B
1
2
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Shareholders’ funds
(a) Share capital
(b) Reserves and surplus
(c) Money received against share warrants
Sub-total - Shareholders’ funds
Share application money pending
allotment
Minority interest
Non-current liabilities
(a) Long-term borrowings
(b) Deferred tax liabilities (net)
(c) Other long-term liabilities
(d) Long-term provisions
Sub-total - Non-current liabilities
Current liabilities
(a) Short-term borrowings
(b) Trade payables
(c) Other current liabilities
(d) Short-term provisions
Sub-total - Current liabilities
TOTAL - EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
ASSETS
Non-current assets
(a) Fixed assets
(b) Goodwill on consolidation
(c) Non-current investments
(d) Deferred tax assets (net)
(e) Long-term loans and advances
(f) Other non-current assets
Sub-total - Non-current assets
Current assets
(a) Current investments
(b) Inventories
(c) Trade receivables
(d) Cash and cash equivalents
(e) Short-term loans and advances
(f) Other current assets
Sub-total - Current assets
TOTAL - ASSETS
Audited
897414860
808872099
897414860
807699783
897414850
809177219
1706286959
1705114643
1706592079
-
As at
31.03.2014
897414860
807952149
1705367009
3069302
-
3090642
716705352
65671725
621590065
1403967142
751273413
6394777
621590065
1436828255
71605352
65671725
621590065
1403967142
751273413
63964777
621590065
1436828255
7287360
49874004
6127148
63288215
3173542613
28838602
40661523
5004506
74504631
3216447529
7404201
49874004
6299340
63577545
3177227407
28838602
40661523
5176124
74676249
3219940815
1971415091
69556491
330689878
607271719
2978933179
2040821400
45595891
412784300
554465253
3053666844
2019177544
61190891
330689878
607271719
3018330032
2087533853
37190891
412784300
554465253
3091974297
37224025
100790371
47189415
9382674
5422949
194609434
3173542613
36900555
65001352
50189635
6893139
3796004
162780685
3216447529
37224025
61648440
47954498
3982674
8087738
158897375
3177227407
390280398
22116036
52057363
6893139
7619582
127966518
3219940815
2. The Audited Financial Results have been reviewed
by the Audit Committee and approved by the Board
of Directors of Company at their meeting held on
13th June 2015.
3. Deprecation is provided in line with the generation
of power.
4. Previous year’s figure have been regrouped &
rearranged wherever necessary.
For and on behalf of Board of
INDOWIND ENERGY LIMITED
Place: Chennai 34
Date: 13th June 2015
Sd/Bala V. Kutti
Chairman
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