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Leading the way
U
N Secretary General Ban Ki-moon discussed
pressing issues like UN Security Council reform
and climate change with Prime Minister Narendra Modi
whose ‘global leadership’ was today lauded by him.
In his remarks at the Asia Leadership Forum in Seoul, Ban
thanked Modi for his ‘strong partnership and leadership not
only as an Asian regional leader but also global leadership.’
The UN chief met with Modi yesterday and discussed climate
change and Security Council reform among other topics,
Ban’s deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters.
‘The Secretary-General underscored that 2015 would
be a year for global action, as the new sustainable
development goals are expected to be adopted in September at the General Assembly,’ Haq said.
Ban also expressed the hope that Modi himself would
represent India at the September summit in the city.
In the US, setting his sights on the White House,
Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has
formed an exploratory committee to look into the possibility of mounting a credible challenge as a Republican
nominee for the 2016 US presidential bid.
If Jindal, 43, announces going ahead with his plans, he
would be the first ever Indian-American politician to run
for a US presidential election. In doing so, he would join
the already crowded Republican presidential aspirants.
Forming an exploratory committee is considered to be
the first serious step toward a presidential bid.
Action-packed day
for Jaya on 22 May
q Garlanding of leaders’ statues, meeting party workers & more
Virat Kohli with Anushka Sharma
Kohli meets Anushka,
BCCI asks why
Mumbai, May 19:
Apparently irked with Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat
Kohli for meeting girlfriend and
actress Anushka Sharma during
a rain break in an IPL match a
few days, the BCCI has sought an
explanation from the batsman for
his act, which is a violation of ICC’s
anti-corruption protocol.
In a rain interrupted match between RCB and DD on Sunday,
the umpires stopped play in the 2nd
over in the former’s innings. RCB
openers Kohli and Chris Gayle
returned to pavilion. But within a
few minutes, Kohli was seen in the
corridor next to the VIP box with
his girlfriend and actress Anushka
Sharma.
Technically, the match was on
that time because till then match
had been called off and last ball
was still to be bowled.
Rain stoppage doesn’t give players the liberty to leave their designated area and mingle with people,
said the BCCI.
IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla, who
was in the stadium for the match
had assured media that if he received the report from ACSU of
breach of protocol then Kohli would
be issued a warning not to repeat it.
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 19:
22 May is going to be a day
packed with action, emotions and
happiness for AIADMK activists,
as their leader J Jayalalithaa will
make her first public appearance
after nearly seven months. A
press release from the AIADMK
headquarters here today said
Jayalalithaa will offer floral tributes
to a statue of AIADMK founder
and former Chief Minister M G
Ramachandran on Anna Salai at
around 2 pm on Friday. She will
also pay tributes to the statues of
C N Annadurai and Periyar EVR on
the same road, the release said.
This will take place after the AIADMK MLAs’ meeting, which is scheduled to start at the party headquarters
as early as 7 am on that day.
While Jayalalithaa is expected
to be elected as Legislature Party
leader (paving way for her return
as Chief Minister) at the MLAs
meeting, she may not attend it,
Sathuragiri floods:
Toll increases to 7
NT Bureau
Virudhunagar, May 19:
Toll in the Sathuragiri flash floods
rose to seven today, with the recovery of one more body. Meanwhile,
search is on to find two more missing
pilgrims.
Commenting on the deaths, a
forest official said, ‘all of them entered the forest by crossing over
the fence.’ So far, officials have
rescued 1,400 visitors, it is being
claimed.
As many as 7,000 pilgrims had
visited the famous Lord Sundara Mahalingeswarar Temple atop Sathuragiri hill in the Western Ghats on the
occasion of Amavasai.
While returning from the hill top,
several pilgrims were caught in flash
floods, triggered by heavy downpour
in the jungle river.
The fire brigade rescued the pilgrims using big ropes in a overnight
operation.
Fire brigade personnel were still
A television grab of rescue operations at Sathuragiri.
to trek during the rain, a forest official
continuing the search operation to
trace the missing ones. Senior revreportedly said they had stopped the
pilgrims at the Thanipaarai check
enue and police officials were also
post and warned them against going
camping in the site to oversee the
to the temple. ‘If we stop them, they
search operation.
pick up a quarrel with us.’
Asked why devotees were allowed
Modi, UN chief discuss
Security Council reforms
BATMEN RETURN
Jayalalithaa
will offer floral
tributes to a
statue of AIADMK
founder and
former Chief
Minister M G
Ramachandran
on Anna Salai at
around 2 pm on
Friday
sources said. Also, it is said that
Jayalalithaa would take charge
as Chief Minister on 23 May
(Saturday). But these are matters
No ‘farewell’ for
Yuvi, Zak & Co
Mumbai, May 19 (PTI):
As they pick India’s squad for the
upcoming Bangladesh cricket tour
tomorrow, selectors are expected to
settle for a tried and tested combination with flamboyant Virat Kohli set to
lead a largely unchanged team that
faced Australia. It may be noted that
there were rumours that senior players like Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan,
Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh
would be picked in the touring squad
to give them a farewell opportunity, but
that may not be happening now.
BCCI had announced that the AllIndia Senior Selection Committee will
meet here to pick the team’s for the
one-off Test scheduled from 10-14
June at Fatullah followed by the three
ODIs in Mirpur starting 18 June.
It was learnt by PTI that none of the
senior players, including Kohli, had
informed the selection panel, headed
by Sandeep Patil, of any wish to stand
down from the three-week tour.
Kohli led India in the opening
Test against Australia at Adelaide
in injured Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s
absence and then captained the
team in the final Test after the
wicketkeeper-batsman retired post
the third match in Melbourne in
December last year.
of speculation and no confirmed
report is avaialble as of now.
Meanwhile, as Jayalalithaa is set
to make her first public appearance
after many months, the arterial Anna
Salai is expected to get jampacked
with AIADMK activists. ‘I will not
miss the opportunity to see Amma
after a long gap,’ says R Kumar of
Thousand Lights, adding: ‘I was
at the Poes Garden from morning till evening on 11 May (when
Jayalalithaa was acquitted by the
Karnataka High Court from the
wealth case) to have a glimpse of
her. Since there was no official announcement on her taking over as
Chief Minister again, we were worried all these days. But yesterday’s
statement from our leader and today’s announcement from the party
headquarters have brought us joy.’
On Monday, Jayalalithaa appealed
to her supporters not to put her to
grief by resorting to extreme steps
(suicide).
She said things desired by her supporters would happen at the right time
and that ‘nobody can stop’ it.
(Full story on page 3)
New rules: Not all
cops are happy
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 19:
Standing under the scorching sun
all through the day and handling
traffic violators is no easy task. But
this is what traffic policemen have to
do on a daily basis. ‘And the recent
regulations enforced upon us have
only made our work all the more
arduous’, they say.
Following a recent incident which
resulted in the death of a motorist
after the alleged high-handedness
by policemen, a set of ‘general rules’
have been re-enforced urging traffic
police personnel across the city to
perform duties with caution and politeness. This has come under strong
debate by many who feel, ‘how can
we be polite to wrong-doers?’. Pointing out to the recent attacks on policemen in various parts of the city, they
opine: ‘There are already less takers
for this job and if this continues to be
the case, youngsters won’t prefer
donning the khaki.’
‘As far as the recent rules are concerned, they suggest that barricades
be put on the road so that vehicles
can slow down for a check’, a traffic
policeman said. It was a bad idea
to put barricades on the road as it
would affect the free flow of traffic
movement. Again, we would be taken
to task if the traffic gets affected, he
added. The police have also been instructed not to chase violators which
many feel, may encourage the public
to violate rules.
‘Vehicles over speed and try fleeing
when they see us on the road.
In the recent case, the men were riding triples and violated a traffic signal,
hence the constable was performing
his duty trying to stop them’, says a person from the department. An Inspector
also states that the traffic police are
under severe stress while on duty.
‘While Sub-Inspectors have to book
10 violators, Inspectors need to book
20 (in a week). Head Constables too
are given targets as traffic violation is
at its all time peak in the city.’
Most traffic police feel that the public
must be given adequate awareness
rather than burdening the department.
Meanwhile, Inspector Chandru who
is investigating the KK Nagar incident, has filed an FIR and is waiting
for the Magistrate ruling, as to what
caused the death of the youngster
to bring in more clarity on the case.
Woman found
dead at
Pallikaranai
Seoul, May 19 (PTI): General Assembly,’ Haq said.
NT Bureau
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Ban also expressed the hope that
Chennai, May 19:
has discussed pressing issues like Modi himself would represent India
A woman was found dead at her
UN Security Council reform and at the September summit in the city.
house in Pallikaranai last night with
climate change with Prime Minister
Following his meeting with Ban, Modi
gold and cash reportedly missing
Narendra Modi whose ‘global leader- had tweeted, ‘Discussed key global isfrom the place.
ship’ was today lauded by him.
sues during the wonderful meeting with
According to police sources, Aarthi
In his remarks at the Asia Leader- @UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.’
(30) lived with her husband Raji
ship Forum in the South Korean
The year 2015 marks the 70th
(34), a software engineer and their
capital, Ban thanked Modi for his anniversary of the United Nations
10-month-old baby on St Antony’s
‘strong partnership and leadership and world leaders are expected to
Street. Aarthi was an employee of
not only as an Asian regional leader converge at the world body’s heada private firm, police said.
but also global leadership.’ The UN quarters in New York later this year
Yesterday, Raji returned home
chief met with Modi yesterday and to discuss critical issues like climate
to find the main door open and
discussed climate change and Se- change, terrorism and UNSC reforms.
Aarthi dead in the bathroom. It is
curity Council reform among other
India has strongly called for
reported that cash and jewellery
topics, Ban’s deputy spokesperson urgent reforms of the 15-nation
were also found missing from
Farhan Haq told reporters.
Security Council, saying the 70th
the house.
‘The Secretary-General under- anniversary milestone provides a
Meanwhile, police said it was
scored that 2015 would be a year for perfect opportunity for world leadnot yet known if this was a case
global action,
as the
new sustainable
to achieve
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or suicide.
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to be adopted in September at the current political realities
ti ti
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2 TUESDAY
19 MAY 2015
Centre
Empty plot at Thiruvanmiyur
spells trouble
CHENNAI
Out of order
Automated parking meters in Anna Nagar need repair
People throw garbage
disposal bags from their
vehicles into the land
beach.
‘The problem has been the same for
months. When school children pass
this way they are the most affected.
We are unable to open the windows.
A foul odour fills the air. We have
represented the matter to the officials,
but in vain,’ said Ramesh, a resident.
‘People usually throw wet kitchen
Vacant space at Thiruvanmiyur filled with garbage.
waste here, which gives out a stench
vacant piece of land on ThiruThe dry and wet waste disposed in and increases the number of mosvanmiyur Road is being used
this area, which is a privately-owned quitoes here. My shop is close to the
as a dump yard by many.
property, results in an unhealthy spot and I thus face a lot of problems,’
atmosphere, along with mosquiResidents of the locality have been
said Bala.
to menace, insects,
at the receiving end of a filth and dirt
‘Despite home-to-home
stench and an
filled open space in their area. ‘The
garbage collection by the
ugly look to the
empty plot on the road connecting
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Corporation, people still
locality.
ADYA
the Thiruvanmiyur beach is being
throw waste in the open.
used as a dumping ground for many
People throw
If dustbins are placed at regular inmonths now, despite the civic body’s
garbage disposal
garbage collection vehicle making a
bags from their vehicles into tervals this problem could be solved,’
round of the area once in two days,’
the land, which has in its vicinity felt many.
- NT Bureau
they said.
many houses, apartments and the
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A non-functioning parking meter in Anna Nagar.
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Tamil poems have been painted on a wall at Second Avenue Road in Besant
Nagar.
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amaged parking meters on
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‘Parking my vehicle is now a
Herculean task. I have to wait for
the person to arrive and pay the
amount. It is time consuming’, said
Selva, a resident.
He alleges that the person who
issue tickets now, have their own
parking coupons. Parking meters
were introduced to make sure the
system of collection was transparent and easy. But it has failed’.
‘A brief spell of rain is enough to
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The cost of installation of a parking meter is Rs five lakh. The parking
fee collected by private operator of the parking meter for one hour
is five rupees.
The operator would hand over the parking meter to the Chennai
Corporation after seven years.
The operator would share 16 per cent of the revenue with the civic
body.
ken and the buttons have gone
missing, says Kannan, a resident
of the area.
‘One of the main r e a s o n
why there is less
patronage for
parking meter is that most
ANNA
of the motorists are not even
aware of its existence, he
adds.
Many of us don’t know how to
operate them.’
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The authorities should take immediate steps to repair and rectify
errors in these parking metres’,
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Around Town
CHENNAI
No body can stop
it, says Jaya
q ‘Things desired by AIADMK
workers will happen at right time’
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 19:
Ahead of the 22 May meeting
of party Legislators where she is
expected to be elected their leader
paving the way for her return as
Chief Minister, AIADMK supremo
J Jayalalithaa has said things desired by her workers will happen
at the right time and that ‘nobody
can stop’ it.
Responding to the suicide by a
party functionary miffed over the
delay in her return as Chief Minister,
Jayalalithaa yesterday appealed to
her supporters not to put her to grief
by resorting to such extreme steps.
She said her political enemies
were creating falsehoods ‘unable
to bear our (AIADMK’s) rise’.
‘Those who have tried to defeat me
have never succeeded. Rumours
are being spread by them with an
intention to ensure their political
survival,’ she said in a statement
here, days after her acquittal in the
disproportionate assets case.
She asked her party workers to
ignore rumours and insisted that
AIADMK walked a path of discipline
and planned strategies.
‘We are at the cusp of victory after
crossing all the hurdles. Our politics
and administration should be based
on legal principles and guidelines.
That is how we have been functioning.’
‘That is why, our successive steps
are being taken according to a
planned itinerary. There is no confusion regarding this,’ she said, according to the statement.
Cadres should not mistake these
tactical measures based on discipline
and legal guidelines and make decisions in haste, she said.
‘Those things desired by my dear
party siblings will happen at the
right time. Nobody can stop this.
So there is no need for concern,’
she said.
Her statement comes in the wake
of her acquittal in the wealth case
by Karnataka High Court on 11 May.
Jayalalithaa also announced a
relief of Rs three lakh to the family of the victim, S Raja, who had
committed suicide on Monday by
jumping in front of a moving train.
3
THE WAY
FORWARD
q More city youngsters embracing veganism
ANURADHA C
Chennai, May 19:
Veganism is not new to Chennaiites
as the people here have embraced it as
a new religion to not only save animals
and the environment, but also their
own health. City-based environmental
experts feel that vegetarianism is not
just enough anymore. So they have
started going the extra mile to convert
(to veganism), which is the practice
of abstaining from the use of animal
products, particularly in one’s diet as
well as in buying commodities.
Bhuvaneshwari Gupta, a nutritionist
and a mother has started raising her
one-year-old child as a vegetarian. She
says, ‘Mothers are faced with countless
decisions while raising children. There
is so much to consider while we ensure
that our kids live healthy, happy lives.
As a vegan mother and a nutritionist, I
understand the vast health benefits of
eating plant-based foods, which is why
I choose to raise my child as a vegan.
You can raise yours that way, too’.
She adds, ‘My one-year-old daughter, Tara, has been vegan since birth
because plant-based foods are high
in fibre, low in saturated fat, full of
vitamins and minerals, rich in healthy
plant protein and completely free of
cholesterol, unlike meat, eggs and
dairy products’.
The key factor that urges one to take
up veganism is the unacceptability
Course in
healthcare
management
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 19:
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
in Association of Healthcare Providers, New Delhi and ACME Consulting
(healthcare quality consultancy) will
conduct a 12-weekend onsite/online
healthcare quality management
programme.
A press release said the course will
be conducted on Saturdays between
2 and 5 p.m. at Sankara Nethralaya,
College Road, Nungambakkam. The
last date for receiving applications for
the course that will commence from
18 July is 31 May.
For details and applications visitwww.thesnacademy.ac.in or mail A
Mahalingam at [email protected]
or call 9710485295.
UPF award
Universal Peace Federation (UPF)
has honoured Bobby Chemmanur,
chairman and managing director of
Chemmanur International Group with
the prestigious ‘Universal Ambassador of Peace’ award.
A press note said the award was
presented by Thomas G Walsh, president, UPF International and Charles
S Yang, for successfully completing
an 812-kilometre marathon that
aimed at creating the world’s largest
blood bank.
Saturn viewing session
A special sky watch programme
will be organised at the BM Birla
Planetarium, Periyar Science and
Technology Centre, Gandhi Mandapam Road to observe the planet
Saturn through a telescope from 7
p.m. from 23 to 27 May.
TUESDAY
19 MAY 2015
of exploiting animals for our cause.
Having emotional attachments with
animals may form part of that reason,
while many believe that all living creatures have a right to life and freedom.
Specifics aside, avoiding animal products is one of the most obvious ways
we can take a stand against cruelty to
animals and exploitation everywhere.
Tejashwini, a PFCI activist and a
vegan said, ‘more and more people
are turning to a vegan diet for their
own health benefits. Increased
energy, younger looking skin and
eternal youth are just some of the
positives of eating plant-based
diets. Well-planned plant-based
diets are rich in protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins
and minerals. The plant-based
sources of these nutrients tend to
be low in saturated fat, high in fibre
and packed with antioxidants, helping mitigate some of the modern
Apart from health
benefits, turning vegetarian is one way to
stop exploitation of
animals, say Chennaibased environmental
experts
world’s biggest health issues like
obesity, heart disease, diabetes
and cancer.’
Just like veganism is the sustainable option when it comes to looking
after the planet, plant-based living
is also a more sustainable way of
feeding the human family. There are
a few facts that ‘The Vegan Society’
points out to us. A plant-based diet
requires only one third of the land
needed to support a meat and dairy
diet. With rising global food and
water insecurity due to a myriad of
environmental and socio-economic
problems, there’s never been a
better time to adopt a more sustainable way of living. Avoiding animal
products is one of the simplest ways
an individual can reduce the strain
on food as well as other resources,
especially considering the lack of
which disproportionately affects the
poorest people all over the world.
Sneha Sethupathy, a girl who started a blog ‘More Than a Leaf’ said it is
not that difficult to practise vegetarianism in Chennai when compared to the
other places in the country as our city
has a lot of vegetarian restaurants.
‘Deciding to bid goodbye to chocolate,
burgers or chips could be heartbreaking for many. I have the biggest sweet
tooth, so I thought it was going to be
really hard to give up. Surprisingly
enough, it was just a matter of substituting one thing for another, dates and
natural maple syrup for candy, carrots
with hummus instead of chips. It is
hard at first, but the confidence you
gain about your body makes it worth it.’
It is time to ask ourselves a question. If it is now possible to live a
life that involves delicious food and
drink, delivers better health, leaves a
smaller carbon footprint and avoids
killing other creatures, then why don’t
we, the people of Chennai, take up
veganism?
An app to
manage diabetes
Doctors at Government Stanley Medical College who performed a rare
surgery to separate the fingers of four-year-old child.
Docs at Stanley separate
girl’s webbed fingers
NT Bureau,
Chennai, May 19:
A team of doctors at Government
Stanley Medical College performed
a rare surgery to separate the fingers
of four-year-old child Preetha Shetty,
who had webbed fingers. The girl
was suffering from a medical condition known as Syndactyly where two
or more digits are fused together.
Although this condition occurs
normally in some mammals, but is
unusual in humans, doctors said and
added it is the most common congenital malformation of the hand, with
an incidence of one in 2000-3000
live births and the male-to-female
ratio is 2:1.
If surgical intervention is not done,
it can significantly impair finger and
hand function. The impairment is
worse when the syndactyly is complete or complex, or when it involves
the border digits with fingers of uneven lengths.
Preetha who was admitted to the
Government Stanley Medical College
and Hospital, underwent surgery for
compound webbed fingers on 2 May.
Speaking to reporters, Stanley Hospital, Plastic Surgery Deparment Head Dr
V Ramadevi said, ‘Intially we planned
to separate the fingers with surgeries.
During the operation we found that
arteries and vein were not fused. So
we decided that it possible to remove it
in a single stage surgery. Thus the surgery on the four-year-old patient was
successful. Doctors at hospital perform
around 12 cases with webbed fingers
every month of which three cases were
of compound fusion. But in this
particular case,
it is very rare’
Stanley Government Hospital
Dean Dr P Karkuzhali said, ‘This
condition must treated at at early
age to prevent the fingers from curving towards other ones. So the ideal
age surgery is below age of one.
The surgery is performed under regional or general anaesthesia with
tourniquet control. During surgery,
Zigzag incisions are made on the
skin surface and the flaps are raised
and the digits are separated up to
the web space.’
NT Bureau:
Chennai, May 19:
Noting an increase in the number
of diabetes patients and seeing
them searching the internet for tips
and remedies, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes
Specialities Centre has launched an
app which will be an aid for them.
Launching the Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Management App in association
with Jana Care here yesterday,
chairman of the centre Dr V Mohan
said that the app has 16 modules
that guide diabetes patients in
managing the condition and those
who are pre-diabetic in preventing
its onset.
The application will coach patients
through a structured 16-week curriculum to help them cope with the
behavioural and emotional aspects
of managing diabetes and learn
new skills
to make
sustainable lifestyle changes. The curriculum
comprises interactive multimedia,
quizzes and exclusive video content
of Dr V Mohan. It will also allow
patients to monitor vital information
such as glucose and Hba1c levels,
diet, physical activity steps, and
weight which are synced real-time
with Dr Mohan’s electronic medical
record (EMR) system.
‘The app will also give information
on how much calories, every diet
HEALTH MATTERS
Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre Chairman Dr V Mohan
launching an app for diabetes in Chennai on Monday.
has. All the diet has been planned
on our Indian cuisine for instance
menu including dosa, idly are on the
app. This app caters to all of India
and not just the south,’ he added.
Mohan said this app has been
launched after several months of
work and is comprehensive. Apart
from this the app also gives users
feedback on their diet adn the report
if the patient with the detailed condition can be emailed to the doctors.
Patients will also be able to book
The app will also allow
patients to monitor vital
information such as
glucose and Hba1c levels,
diet, physical activity
steps, and weight
appointments with doctors and clear
their queries, he added. The app is
available for free on Google playstore.
Knee replacement,
youngsters & longevity
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NT Bureau
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and position the knee during the surChennai, May 19:
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Knee replacement in young paEarlier methods like ‘patient-specific
tients can now last longer, thanks
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instruments and ‘computer navigation’
to the combination of I-Assist and a
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E
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visible to him and those who tend to see these things
through the prism of purely partisan politics. For most people,
what Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is doing vis-a-vis the
higher bureaucracy is highly objectionable. He cannot sully the
reputations of senior officers and thus expect to browbeat the rest
into virtual servitude. That is no way to run a government. Nor
to expect cooperation of the bureaucracy without which the Aam
Aadmi Party cannot fulfill its promises to the voters.
Bad as it is to pick up a fight with the Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb
Jung to serve some ulterior motive, it is inexcusable to call senior
IAS officers as agents of business houses. But, it would seem, for
Kejriwal everything is par for the course so long as he is able to
have his way. The argument that Kejriwal ought to have final say in
the appointment of senior officers is well taken but there can be no
scope for riding roughshod over well-established rules governing
these appointments. Seniority being a crucial yardstick governing
these postings, the Delhi CM cannot disturb the hierarchy without
causing resentment in the entire civil service. Nor can he be opaque
in these matters.
Given that he himself was a mid-level IRS officer till he quit to
plunge full-time into the Ford Foundation-funded NGO-running,
the conduct of the Delhi CM is most surprising, to say the least.
Before picking on poor Shauntala Gamlin, a senior IAS officer of
the UT cadre who hails from the North-East, Kejriwal’s aides had
had run-ins with at least two other senior officers. In both cases,
the officers complained about AAP workers interfering in their
work. The fall-out of those avoidable clashes was still in the air
when Kejriwal initiated the confrontation over the appointment of
Shauntala as acting Chief Secretary in the absence of the incumbent
who had gone on leave for a mere ten days. When the LG consulted
the Delhi Government, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia did
not send the file back. Shauntala, who was the senior-most, was
thus named for the acting chief secretary. On Monday, the Delhi
CM physically locked out a senior officer from his office on the
ground that he had, following directions of the LG, issued the
order appointing Shauntala.
Locking out of office a principal secretary who issued orders
for the Chief Secretary’s appointment is taking things to absurd
levels; If Delhi were to gain by Kejriwal’s antics, all would be
forgotten. Any such likelihood decreases every time he makes his
point. Instead of any argument, what the AAP supremo triggers is
an irreverent attack. Pettiness leads to nastiness on both sides. The
governance debate at the heart of the confrontation loses out.
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Its funny how you can do nice
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Injured sea turtle
gets 3D printed jaw
DENIZILI:
A 3D-printed beak has been fitted
to a sea turtle injured by a collision
with a boat’s propeller.
The beak, made of medical-grade
titanium, replaces the loggerhead
turtle’s jaws, half of which were
sheared off in the accident.
but realised another solution was
needed if the turtle was ever going
to be able to fend for itself.
The rehabilitation centre contacted
Turkish company BTech Innovation,
known for custom-making medical
prosthetics and implants for humans, to see if it could help.
More bloodshed
on the way ?
US fears Shi’ite militias could worsen Iraq’s suitation
WASHINGTON:
The use of Shi’ite militias to try to
take back the Iraqi city of Ramadi
from Islamic State risks unleashing
more sectarian bloodletting, current
and former US officials said, but
Washington and Baghdad appear to
have few other options.
The prospect of Iranian-backed
militias leading efforts to retake Ramadi underlines Washington’s dwindling options to defeat Islamic State
in Iraq, with Prime Minister Haider
al-Abadi’s grip on power weak, a
national army still in its infancy and
Tehran increasingly assertive.
Islamic State’s capture of Ramadi,
despite months of US-led air strikes
and military advice, marked a fresh
low for the shattered Iraqi army,
which beat a chaotic retreat from the
city over the weekend.
Abadi immediately turned to the
Shi’ite militia groups, backed by
Iran, which together have become
the most powerful military force in
Iraq since the national army first
collapsed last June in the face of
sweeping Islamic State gains.
A column of 3,000 Shi’ite militia
Obama gets own
Twitter account
WASHINGTON:
US President Barack Obama, one
of the most-followed world leaders
on Twitter, launched his own account on the popular micro-blogging platform on Monday. The account, which will remain the official
account of the
President of the
United States,
will be handed
over
to the next
President
after
Obama’s
term ends. Until now Obama Barack Obama
has tweeted through his executive staff @WhiteHouse or the
remnants of his campaign staff @
BarackObama.
The White House said that the
account will serve as a new way
for President Obama to engage
directly with the American people,
with tweets coming exclusively
from him.
It also tweeted a video of the
President actually tweeting for the
first time from the Oval Office.
The beak, made
of medical-grade
titanium, replaces
the loggerhead
turtle’s jaws, half of
which were sheared
off in the accident
The loss of Ramadi comes a month after
Obama gave Abadi a warm welcome
in Washington, backing the Shi’ite
politician to bridge Iraq’s sectarian
divide and forge a strong national army
to take the fight to Islamic State
fighters arrived on Monday at a military base near Ramadi, the capital
of Sunni-majority Anbar province
that has long been a center of opposition to Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government.
One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, described Ramadi as ‘a powder keg’ and said any
use of militia has ‘got to be dealt with
very, very delicately.’
‘There’s the potential it can go
very, very badly,’ the official said,
without predicting such an outcome.
US officials said Washington was
deeply divided about the involvement of Shi’ite militias with links to
Iran, a US rival that has been expanding its influence throughout
the Middle East. After spearheading
the recapture of Tikrit, some Shi’ite
fighters last month went on a spree
of burning, looting, and violence in
WASHINGTON:
Secretary of State John Kerry
repeatedly stressed Washington’s
tough stance on North Korea on
Monday, warning that more sanctions were possible if Pyongyang
continues to pursue nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
He also characterized North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s leadership as one of the most ‘egregious displays ... anywhere on the
planet,’ citing ‘stories of grotesque,
grisly, horrendous public displays
of executions on a whim and fancy.’ If such behavior continues,
Kerry warned, the international
community could call for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court. Last week,
South Korea’s intelligence agency
reported that it believes Kim swiftly
executed his close confidant and
the Sunni Iraqi city, according to local residents.
‘There are people in our government who see any involvement of
Iran as anathema. There are others
who say the Shi’ite involvement will
promote sectarian violence. There
are others who say that’s not true,’ a
second US official said on condition
of anonymity.
One US intelligence official said
one concern was that Islamic State
could use the involvement of Shi’te
militias to itself stir up sectarian
hatred.
Chasing cows, literally
Armed police in UK shot animal after three-hour run
LONDON:
Police in the UK mounted a massive operation involving armed officers and a helicopter and after a
three-hour hectic chase managed
to kill their target -- a runaway cow
-- which posed a ‘significant risk’ to
motorists.
Police in Northumbria area in
northeast England deployedmarksmen, aerial support and 15 to 20
cars, closing roads in a bid to keep
three runaway cows off a busy
road. Three cows escaped from
the Rising Sun Farm in Wallsend,
though two were later recaptured,
the Chronical reported. However,
the manager of the farm later said
that it did not have any cows.
‘Three cows escaped from a field
north of the Rising Sun Country
Park,’ he said. ‘It is believed they
were spooked by dog walkers and
jumped over a fence.’
A spokesman for Northumbria
Police was quoted as saying, ‘At
just before 2.25pm on 17 May po-
lice received a report of cows in the
road on Wiltshire Drive, Wallsend,
heading towards the Coast Road.
Police attended the scene to locate the cows which had escaped
from the nearby Rising Sun Country Park.’ ‘One cow was located on
a field near the Coast Road. The
Coast Road was closed in both
directions to allow attempts to be
made to recover the cow. How-
John Kerry criticises
Kim Jong’s leadership
STAYING COOL
Detailed scans of the injured creature’s head were used to generate
the design of the prosthetic beak.
If the prosthetic is not rejected by
the turtle, the animal will be returned
CHENNAI
John Kerry
NEWS MAKER
of the day
defense chief, Hyon Yong-chul,
in public with an anti-aircraft ma-
C
chine gun for disloyalty and falling
asleep at official events. The spy
agency later retracted the original
assessment, saying it is certain
Hyun was killed but it could not
confirm the execution.
In an effort to bring peace on the
Korean peninsula, Kerry said the
US was waiting for signs of a genuine willingness from North Korea to
end its nuclear weapons program.
But to date, to this moment, particularly with recent provocations,
it is clear the DPRK [North Korea]
is not even close to meeting that
standard, Kerry said at a joint news
conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byong-se.
Pyongyang earlier this month
has claimed to have successfully launched a new submarinelaunched ballistic missile (SLBM)
for the first time.
ever, the cow was in a highly distressed state and considered to be
a significant risk to members of the
public and motorists,’ he said.
‘The decision was made for the
animal to be destroyed by firearms
officers at the scene. The Coast
Road has since reopened and
recovery of the other two cows is
being made by the owners,’ the
spokesman added.
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Metals on recovery
mode: ICRA
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 19:
International prices of aluminium,
copper and zinc have recovered in
the second quarter of the calendar
year 2015, said ICRA on Monday.
In a press release, ICRA said it
expected further recovery in international prices of these key nonferrous metals to be limited in the
near term, as an uneven and mixed
outlook for the major economies in
the world is likely to keep base metal
prices under check going forward.
Senior vice-president and cohead, Corporate Sector Ratings,
ICRA Jayanta Roy, stated, ‘While
international prices of both copper
and zinc have now recovered the
entire ground lost since the beginning of December 2014, aluminium
prices are still lower by around nine
per cent than the levels prevailing in
early December of last year’.
During CY2015, demand of aluminium and copper increased at
7-8 per cent world-wide, while zinc
witnessed a lower demand growth
rate of around 4.6 per cent. However, consumption growth of these
non-ferrous metals in the domestic
market showed a mixed performance in the financial year 2015
(FY2015).
A finding that
shocked IMF
Global energy subsidies to hit $5.3 tn
Estimates likely to exceed health expenditure
Washington, May 19 (AFP):
The International Monetary Fund
voiced alarm on Monday about
energy subsidies across the world,
saying they were expected to reach
$5.3 trillion in 2015, more than government health spending.
‘These estimates are shocking’, the
IMF said in a report, noting the figures
were among the largest negative factors for economic growth it had ever
estimated, piling up adverse effects
on efficiency, growth and inequality.
The report estimated that this year’s
energy subsidies represent 6.5 per
cent of the global economy, likely
exceeding government health spending across the world.
Long an opponent of energy subsidies, the IMF defines them as the
difference between the amount of
‘The figures are among the largest
negative factors for economic growth,
piling up adverse effects on efficiency,
growth and inequality’
money consumers pay for energy
and its ‘true costs’, plus a country’s
normal value-added or sales tax
rate.
In addition to what is required to
produce and distribute energy, the
‘true costs’ include environmental
effects like carbon emissions that
lead to global warming and the health
effects of air pollution.
According to the Fund, China is by
far the largest spender on energy
subsidies, at $2.3 trillion a year, followed by the United States at $699
LIC launches
children’s plan
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 19:
The Life Insurance Corporation
of India launched a children’s plan
Jeevan Tarun in the city yesterday.
Speaking to the media, Zonal
Manager T Sitharthan, said, ‘the
scheme aims to help children’s
needs pertaining to education and
marriage purposes’.
Children belonging to the age
group of three months (90 days) to
12 years can take up this plan. The
plan will reach the completion stage
at their age of 25. The minimum sum
to be paid will be Rs 75,000 and can
go up to any amount.
In the end of two years, the child
will be eligible for taking loans, it
is learnt.
‘For children’s educational needs,
in the installment basis as in five per
billion and Russia at $335 billion.
The report said that overall energy
subsidies had more than doubled
since 2011, the year covered by a
similar IMF report in 2013.
The IMF explained that more than
half of the increase was due to more
precise evidence of the damaging
effects of energy consumption on air
quality and health, such as premature
deaths.
‘The IMF has long argued that
getting energy prices right can help
national governments achieve their
goals not only for the environment but
also for inclusive growth and sound
public finances’, the report said.
The 188-nation Fund recommended countries increase energy prices
gradually to reflect their true costs,
an action it estimated would yield
fiscal gains of about 3.5 per cent of
gross domestic product. The additional gains would give governments
room to reduce some taxes, raise
growth-spurring public spending on
infrastructure, health and education,
and finance cash transfers for the
poor, it said.
The IMF in March conditioned
its $40 billion bailout program for
Ukraine in part on the government
undertaking energy sector reforms,
including reductions in energy subsidies.
What are Dell’s plans?
Beijing, May 19 (PTI):
Calling for diversification of the ‘Make in India’ campaign into semiconductors
and electronics, US multinational computer firm Dell has said it looks to step up
investments in India specially in manufacturing of microprocessors and photo
voltaic cells. Amit Midha, Head of Asia-Pacific and Japan region for Dell, said,
‘Dell which has over 27,000 employees in India looks to invest in India more
specially in supply chain for semiconductors, manufacturing of microprocessors
and photo voltaic cells’, Midha, who is based in Shanghai, said.
Midha said Modi’s pitch for investments during China visit was first among
many steps which are required. Dell already involved in India where it has
seven facilities and is stepping up in investments especially in R&D, Midha
said adding that semiconductor expansion can create jobs just the way it did
in China where over two million people were employed.
5
Good times for
salaried class: Report
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 19:
The rising demand for talent seems
to have positive impact on salaries as
candidates are expected to witness
a double-digit growth of up to 15 per
cent in remunerations this season,
according to a report.
The TeamLease Jobs & Salaries
Primer report said, ‘from an overall
perspective candidates undergoing
appraisal this season are expected to
witness a double digit salary growth
ranging between 10.5-15 per cent
across industries and functions, setting in a upbeat tone for the year’.
TeamLease senior vice president and co-founder Rituparna
Chakraborty said, ‘The overall improvement in the business scenario
coupled with the right initiatives by
the government seem to be having
a positive effect on hiring as well as
salaries this year. The growing optimism and the resultant movement of
talent will not only compel corporates
to loosen their purse strings but also
will help them with access to a wider
talent pool’.
The report said that while retail and
tele-communication steal the shows
with a 12-15 per cent increment in
salaries, health and pharmaceuticals,
media and entertainment, power and
energy, white goods and FMCG are
also expected to witness a positive
growth.
‘The increasing demand for talent
seems to be having a positive impact on the salaries this year, as the
salary variance between temporary
and permanent jobs has narrowed
sharply across a slew of job profiles
and industries’, the report said.
Software roles dominated top tier
jobs across industries reflecting the
severe talent crunch in this domain,
while technological skills are, currently, the most valued and businesses
across industries are willing to pay
top dollar, it said.
LIC Zonal Manager T Sitharthan and other higher officials at a press
meet in Chennai Monday.
cent, 10 per cent and 15 per cent
from the age of 20 to 24 can be got
through. Else the whole amount can
be taken at their age of 25 for marriage needs. In case of any death,
the money can be availed 125 per
cent from the deposited amount or
ten times of the already deposited
amount for the year’, he stated.
On the company’s performance,
he said, ‘In the South zone individual insurance domain, we emerged
second in All India Basis in number
of policies’.
Wheels India
profit rises 23%
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 19:
TVS Group-promoted
Wheels India on Monday
reported 23 per cent decline in its standalone net
profit at Rs 6.76 crore for
the fourth quarter ended
31 March, 2015.
Addressing the media
here yesterday, managing director Srivats Ram
said, the company posted
a standalone net profit of
Rs 8.78 crore in the same
period of last year.
However, the company’s
standalone net sales increased 3.30 per cent to
Rs 459.85 crore during
the January-March quarter as against Rs 445.12
crore a year ago.
For the full fiscal ended
March 2015, Wheels In-
TUESDAY
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Wheels India managing director Srivats Ram at a
press meet in Chennai Monday.
dia’s standalone net profit
rose 4.68 per cent to Rs
29.74 crore as against Rs
28.41 crore in the previous fiscal.
Its standalone net sales
also increased 8.56 per
cent to Rs 1,812.44 crore
in 2014-15 as against Rs
1,669.41 crore in 201314.
On growth prospects,
Ram said: ‘After the prolonged slowdown in automotive sector that lasted
well over two years, we
are hoping to see some
recovery in the domestic
market, especially the CV
space this year’.
The company plans to
invest Rs 70 crore this
year towards capital expenditure.
Modi rules
Twitter & how!
Washington, May 19 (PTI):
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi, the most popular
politician on Twitter after US President Barack
Obama, has successfully
used social media to shape
his public image as a tech
savvy leader, according to
new study.
Modi uses social media
as a personal signal than
for issues, per se, USbased scholar Joyojeet
Pal has said after doing an
extensive research of the
prime ministers postings
on social media websites.
‘Modi has used social media successfully to shape
his public image as a tech
savvy leader, aligning himself with the aspirations of
a younger generation in
India’, said Pal, assistant
professor at University of
Michigan’s School of Information, whose paper has
been published in the latest
issue of the Television and
New Media journal.
Chicken is the king
Indian-origin bizman tops UK Rich List
London, May 19 (PTI): Shiraz Tejani (150mn pounds) of the
An Indian-origin entrepreneur nicknamed manufacturing group LPC complete this
‘Chicken King’ for running UK’s largest year’s top five.
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‘The list shows the remarkable resilience
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Langer ‘no’ to coaching India
q Gillespie, Moody in frame to land England job
Sydney, May 19:
Former Australia Test batsman
Justin Langer ruled himself out
of the running for the India and
England coaching jobs by signing
a two-year contract extension with
Western Australia on Tuesday.
Langer had been linked with
both the job of replacing Duncan
Fletcher, whose contract with India
expired at the end of the World
Cup in March, and the position left
vacant after England sacked Peter
Moores two weeks ago.
‘I am flattered to be associated with
potential international coaching opportunities but the timing isn’t right for
my family and I still feel there is much
work to be done here in Western
Australian and Australian cricket,’ the
44-year-old said in a news release.
‘Having spent nearly 20 years on the
road with the Australian team as a
player and then coach, I respect what
an enormous commitment it is to be
away from your family for almost 12
months of the year.
‘There is no doubt I have aspirations
to coach internationally, but that will
depend upon timing and opportunity
in the future.’
Current Australia coach Darren
ers,’ Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) chief executive Christina Matthews said.
‘Justin came into his
position at a time of
great challenges for
the WACA, but
his mantra of
‘character
over coverdrives’
a n d
h i s
d e voJustin Langer
Lehmann, who is contracted until
the end of June 2017, earlier this
year nominated his former test
team mate as his likely successor.
Langer was appointed Western
Australia coach in 2012 and has
guided them to the last two Sheffield Shield finals, this year’s domestic State one-day title and, as
the Perth Scorchers, the last two
Big Bash Twenty20 titles.
His achievement is all the more
notable for the fact that he had to
Gavaskar backs Ganguly
as ‘team director’
New Delhi, May 19 (PTI):
Sunil Gavaskar feels that a man
of former captain Sourav Ganguly’s
‘capability’ should be used by the
BCCI in the running of Indian cricket
team provided the ‘Prince of Calcutta’ can find time from his busy
schedule.
Asked if Ganguly is the right
candidate to replace Ravi Shastri
as the overall head of support staff
(Team Director/High Performance
Manager), Gavaskar told NDTV,
‘Depends on the time he (Ganguly)
has. He has a lot of commitments.
Don’t forget that he is also the joint
secretary
of Cricket Association of Bengal
(CAB) which is a very time consuming job. But a man of his capability,
provided he has time, can bring a
lot of positivity.’
Gavaskar also made it clear that if
Ganguly is made the High Performance Manager or Team Director,
then the chief coach’s post doesn’t
hold much of a significance.
‘It all depends on how the BCCI
is looking at it. If Sourav becomes
High Performance Manager, then
he might just want a batting coach,
bowling coach and fielding coach of
his choice,’ said Gavaskar.
On a lighter note, Gavaskar did
not forget to mention that whoever
is the coach or High Performance
Manager won’t actually be put to test
as India will not be touring outside
the sub-continent in the next two
years for a full series.
‘The next two years are the best
time to become an India coach as
we will be playing so much cricket
at home,’ Gavaskar said.
turn around the culture
of a team which had attracted more headlines
for their activities off
the pitch than their exploits on it.
‘WA cricket is extremely
fortunate to have someone of Justin’s talent,
character, dedication
and passion to
help guide
our play-
Root is England’s
Player of the Year
London, May 19 (AFP):
Yorkshire batsman Joe Root has
been elected England Cricketer of
the Year for 2014-15 by British sports
journalists, the England and Wales
Cricket Board (ECB) announced on
Monday.
The 24-year-old has scored 1,135
Test runs at an average of nearly 95
over the past 12 months, including
four scores of 149 and over, and
also hit three one-day international
centuries.
Root, recently appointed vicecaptain of England’s Test team,
overcame competition from a shortlist
including James Anderson, Moeen Ali
and Gary Ballance to win the award
for the first time.
Charlotte Edwards was named England Women’s Cricketer of the Year
for the second consecutive year and
also received a silver cap to mark her
200th match as captain against New
Zealand in February.
Edwards led England Women to
one-day series wins over India and
New Zealand and Twenty20 series
successes against South Africa and
New Zealand. Lancashire’s right-arm
seamer Saqib Mahmood won the
England Development Programme
Cricketer of the Year award, while
Luke Sugg from England’s Visually
Impaired team was named Disability
Cricketer of the Year.
tion to
producgreat peonot just
cricketers,
turned our
men’s programme into a
model for Australian cricket.’
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Paris, May 19:
Nine-times French Open champion
Rafa Nadal will no longer be regarded
as an ‘immovable obstacle’ at Roland
Garros this year, according to twice
former winner Jim Courier.
The American, who ruled the claycourt grand slam in 1991 and 1992,
has watched the Spaniard’s increasing vulnerability on the red dust with
interest in the build-up to the year’s
second grand slam which begins in
Paris on Sunday.
While Courier believes the best-offive-set format means Nadal remains
formidable, he makes world number
one Novak Djokovic favourite followed by Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
‘For the first time in many years
Nadal will not be the favourite going
into Roland Garros,’ Courier, who
will commentate on the tournament
for British channel ITV, said.
‘That role is now firmly occupied by
Novak Djokovic. Nadal is less vulnerable in Paris, given the best of five-set
format which allows him more time to
were times towards the end of an ODI
innings when bowling and fielding
captains appeared to have limited defensive options available to them. The
committee was also conscious that the
playing regulations should be kept as
simple as possible, and changes kept
to a minimum.
The Cricket Committee will recommend
to the Chief Executives Committee that
there should be three changes to the
ODI fielding restrictions: the requirement
to have two compulsory catchers in the
first 10 overs be removed, the batting
powerplay be removed and that five
fieldsmen be allowed outside the circle
from overs 41-50 instead of four.
Rafa Nadal
problem solve but there are now guys
in the locker room who see him as an
opportunity rather than an immovable
obstacle.’
Nadal was beaten by Stanislas
Wawrinka in the quarter-finals of the
Rome Masters, following his defeat
Horrors of 2009
attack continue
to haunt Raza
Karachi, May 19 (PTI):
Umpire Ahsan Raza, who survived
the deadly militants attack on the
Sri Lankan team and
match officials in Lahore six years ago, still
remembers the day as
a nightmare.
‘I still remember that
day, those minutes
when our coach was attacked is
one of the worst nightmares of my
life. But even after that incident I
just kept on praying that someday
international cricket will return to
Pakistan,’ the international umpire
said in an interview.
Praise pours in for Messi
after Barca’s triumph
Barcelona, May 19:
Spain’s biggest selling sports daily
Marca summed it up in Monday’s
headline after Barcelona wrapped
up a fifth La Liga title in seven years
and their 23rd overall on Sunday:
‘Messi’s League.’
The Argentina forward scored a
typically brilliant goal to secure a 1-0
win at Atletico Madrid exactly a year
after last season’s champions pipped
Barca to the title with a 1-1 draw at
the Nou Camp on the final day of the
campaign.
Barca’s latest triumph was the first
part of a possible treble of Champions
League, domestic league and Cup
crowns, which Barca became the only
Spanish club to achieve in 2008-09
under Pep Guardiola.
Messi’s goal was his 41st in 37 La
Liga appearances this term, four
Gillespie to meet Strauss
Former Australian paceman Jason
Gillespie is due to meet ECB officials
in the next few days to discuss the
vacant England coaching position.
Although Gillespie has expressed
his contentment in his current role
as coach at Yorkshire, he will meet
Andrew Strauss, England’s new
director of cricket, in the coming
week to discuss the role and is
believed to be open-minded about
his options. Not only would the
job come with a handsome pay
rise on
his current salary, but
whoever is offered it will be
given assurances
that they
will have
time to turn around the fortunes of
the England side.
With a tough year coming up - the
next four Test series are against
New Zealand and Australia (at
home) and Pakistan and South Africa (away) - all serious candidates
are likely to require such assurances after Peter Moores was sacked
after just 13 months in charge.
Gillespie, who was confirmed as
a candidate by Strauss last week,
is one of a quartet of Australians in
whom the ECB have shown some
interest. While Langer, ruled himself
out, Tom Moody (currently with Sunrisers Hyderabad, but previously Sri
Lanka coach) and Trevor Bayliss
(currently with Sydney Sixers and
Kolkata Knight Riders) remain strong
candidates.
Nadal no longer ‘immovable
object’ on clay: Courier
More free hits on
the way in ODIs
Mumbai, May 19 (PTI):
Acknowledging that the balance had
shifted too far in favour of batsmen in
limited-overs format, the ICC cricket
committee recommended the removal
of batting powerplay besides allowing
five fielders outside the circle in the
last 10 overs.
The committee, headed by former
India captain Anil Kumble, discussed
the ODI playing conditions, code of
conduct as far as player behaviour is
concerned, illegal bowling actions, use
of technology and helmet safety among
other issues.
The committee reviewed the ODI
playing conditions and felt that there
Jason Gillespie
‘Having spent nearly 20 years on the road
with the Australian team as a player and
then coach, I respect what an enormous
commitment it is to be away from your
family for almost 12 months of the year.
— Langer
Lionel Messi
behind top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo,
whose Real Madrid side are four
points adrift of their arch rivals with
one game left.
Messi has also made an incredible
17 assists and it has been his scintillating form since the turn of the year,
after he broke the La Liga scoring
record in November, that has been
the main driving force behind Barca’s
treble charge.
They meet Juventus in the Champions League final on 6 June, a
week after hosting Athletic Bilbao for
the King’s Cup final, an impressive
achievement for coach Luis Enrique
in his first season in charge.
‘Right now I am thinking about all
those who have helped us win this
title, without exception,’ Luis Enrique
told a news conference after the
match at the Calderon.
by Andy Murray in the Madrid Masters final the week before.
The 28-year-old Spaniard also lost
to Djokovic in Monte Carlo and has
looked nowhere near the player who
has lost only one match at Roland
Garros in 10 years of domination.
Djokovic, beaten in last year’s final
by Nadal, has been in electrifying
form and after beating Roger Federer
to win the Rome title on Sunday looks
to have a golden opportunity to complete his career grand slam.
That favourites tag will bring its own
pressures, though, and Nadal, who
will be seeded outside the top four,
is not the only threat to the Serb’s
hopes of a first French Open.
‘Murray is most certainly a threat to
go very deep and, if the draw breaks
in his favour, a final is attainable,’
Courier said.
‘Once you reach the final, anything
goes -- especially now that Nadal is
playing like a mortal on the clay again.
‘Kei Nishikori is my second favourite
behind Djokovic and I firmly believe
he is the second best claycourt player
today.
‘Also, Nick Krygios has the game,
aggressive energy and athletic ability to stir things up the way he did at
Wimbledon last year and in Australia
in January.’
Chelsea slumps
to West Brom
Cesc Fabregas is booked by the referee to make it a miserable night
for Chelsea.
London, May 19:
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas
was sent off in bizarre circumstances
as the below-par Premier League
champions, playing with 10 men for
over an hour, slumped 3-0 at West
Bromwich Albion on Monday.
Saido Berahino struck twice for
Albion but the main talking point at
the Hawthorns was the first-half red
card shown to Spaniard Fabregas for
unsportsmanlike conduct by referee
Mike Jones.
The official was in the process
of booking Chelsea striker Diego
Costa after he tussled with Gareth
McAuley when Fabregas, standing
some 20 metres away, chipped the
ball towards a crowd of players and
it hit West Brom’s Chris Brunt on the
head, prompting Jones to walk over
and brandish a red card.
‘What Fabregas did didn’t hurt anyone, he shouldn’t do it but I don’t think
that the red card was fair,’ Chelsea
manager Jose Mourinho told the
BBC. The Portuguese said his side,
who won the title earlier this month
with three games to spare, had lost
‘concentration, intensity and motivation’ with nothing to play for.
In typical Mourinho fashion, however, he blamed Manchester City,
United and Arsenal for failing to
mount a sustained challenge.
Chelsea are eight points clear of
City going into their final match of
the season at home to Sunderland
on Sunday.
‘Am I guilty? Yes, but I think the
top contenders for the title are also
guilty, because they didn’t give us
a big fight. You can’t expect us to
get on the bus crying because we
lost 3-0, we are champions.’
Chelsea’s third league defeat of
the season -- the first two coming
at Newcastle and Spurs -- was
kickstarted by West Brom top scorer
Berahino’s fine curling strike from
outside the penalty area after nine
minutes.
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Modi vows to ‘personally’
improve biz climate
q PM woos Korean investors to India
Governor K Rosaiah at the inauguration of VGP Snow Kingdom in
Chennai yesterday. Former Andhra Pradesh Minister T G Venkatesh
and VGP chairman V G Santhosam are among those present.
Jindal closer to
US presidential bid
Washington, May 19 (PTI):
Setting his sights on the White
House, Indian-American Louisiana
Governor Bobby Jindal has formed
an exploratory committee to look into
the possibility of mounting a credible
challenge as a Republican nominee
for the 2016 US presidential bid.
If Jindal, 43, announces going
ahead with his plans, he would be the
first ever Indian-American politician to
run for a US Presidential election. In
doing so, he would join the already
crowded Republican presidential
aspirants.
Forming an exploratory committee
is considered to be the first serious
step toward a presidential bid. The
Republican Governor, however, said
he would make a final decision on
a White House bid after his state’s
legislative session ends in mid-June.
‘My parents came to this country
over 40 years ago with nothing
but the belief that America is the
land of freedom and opportunity.
They were right,’ Jindal said on his
website announcing the formation
of the Bobby Jindal Exploratory
Committee.
‘We must fight to make sure the next
generation is not the first generation
to inherit fewer opportunities than
their parents. Will you join me?’ Jindal asked on the home page of the
website with the headline ‘Ready’.
Seoul, May 19 (PTI):
Wooing Korean investors, Prime
Minister Narendra Modi today promised to give ‘personal attention’ to
making conditions ‘more conducive’
for them to do business in India and
and said his government was working aggressively to make India a very
easy place to do business.
Promising CEOs in Seoul a more
stable, predictable and transparent
taxation system, he outlined the
steps taken by his government, which
include fast tracking of approvals
in industry and infrastructure, and
liberalisation of FDI.
‘I invite you to India to see the
change. We are also prepared to
work with you in making conditions
more conducive for you,’ he said
addressing the first meeting of the
newly set up India-South Korea
CEOs Forum.
Describing India as a ‘land of potentials’, he said,
‘India is also a land of enabling
policy environment. Moreover, there
is renewed commitment of my Government for changing the face of the
country...there is a lot we do together’.
The Prime Minister told 21 CEOs
and other business leaders attending
the meet that infrastructure including
SNU offers course
in film production
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 19:
Shiv Nadar University
(SNU) here has announced
the launch of two new postgraduation programmes
- Master of Fine Arts in Film
& Television Production and
a PG diploma in Theatre for
Education and Social Transformation (TEST).
Announcing details about
the 2015-’16 admission
season, Director of School
of Engineering Shiv Nadar
University Dr Madan Gopal
said that the university
now offers 14 undergraduate degree programmes,
12 post- graduate programmes and 13 doctoral
programmes.
It may be noted that the
university has collaborated
with SSN Engineering Col-
Dr Madan Gopal
lege. About it, he said,
‘Though we work with same
mission, there are certain
differences on a functional
basis, as SSN is trying
to get recognised as an
university.’
Talking about scholarship,
Gopal said that 90 per cent
of their students avail some
scholarship or the other.
Battle royale
on cards
‘Students are selected onlty
on merit basis which helps
them avail scholarships
easily.’
Further, he said 96 per
cent of the first under-graduate class of 2015 secured
placements and admissions in the top ranked
international universities,
he mentioned.
‘Research is an intrinsic
part of both undergraduate
and post-graduate programmes at the university,
which help the students to
secure direct admissions
into international Ph.D
programmes.’
Details of admission to all
programmes for academic
year 2015-16, including
new ones are available
on the university website:
www.snu.edu.in
Stalin
meets
Swamy
addition I assure you of my personal
attention if there are any issues,’ he
said.
The BJP-led government in the
last 11 months has taken a series of
measures to improve the business
environment and enhance investor
confidence.
‘We do believe that ‘ease of doing
business’ has become an important
factor in attracting investments in the
country,’ the Prime Minister said, adding the government stood committed
to make ‘taxation system more stable,
predictable and transparent.’
‘We have already resolved many taxation issues affecting the foreign investors.
This is all to become more conducive for
business and bring in technology and
capital,’ he said.
Citing his pet ‘Make in India’ campaign,
he said it involved bringing industrial infrastructure, policies and practises to best
global standards and to convert India into
a global manufacturing hub.
Modi also had one-to-one meetings
with heads of Hyundai, Samsung
Electronics, POSCO and LG. All these
companies want to expand their footprints in India.
Officials said Hyundai was keen to
open two more plants in addition to
the existing two in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of South Korea, Park
Geun-hye.
housing was an area where the two
countries could work together in a
big way.
He said there was tremendous
potential for cooperation in areas like
water, transportation, railways, sea
ports, shipbuilding, electricity including renewable, IT infrastructure and
services, electronics, construction
industry, all of which are ‘very promising’ sectors in India.
India, he said, particularly wanted to
promote manufacturing in a big way to
create jobs for youths.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), he
said, was important and will not come
to India ‘without a globally competitive
business environment.’
‘So, we are working aggressively for
making India a very easy place to do
business,’ he said.
Seeking collaboration with Korean
businesses in sectors like IT and electronics, steel making, railways, ship
building and housing, Modi said, ‘A
dedicated mechanism for hand holding
of Korean investors’ is being formed.
‘It will be known as Korea Plus. In
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Paid-up equity share capital (Face value of Rs.10/- each)
Reserves excluding Revaluation Reserves as per Balance Sheet of
the previous accounting period
Earnings per Share (in Rs.) before and and after extra-ordinary
items -not annualised
- Basic
- Diluted
PART-II
S.
No.
Quarter ended Quarter ended
31/12/2014
31/03/2015
(Audited)
(Unaudited)
Quarter ended
31/03/2014
(Audited)
Year ended
31/03/2015
(Audited)
Year ended
31/03/2014
(Audited)
Year ended
31/03/2015
(Audited)
Year ended
31/03/2014
(Audited)
124.68
124.68
114.19
114.19
58.45
58.45
360.75
360.75
90.12
90.12
1302.99
1302.99
697.57
697.57
12.94
(10.49)
107.92
110.37
12.44
18.08
43.70
74.22
11.13
1.30
21.31
33.74
49.61
32.55
233.20
315.36
39.24
8.84
82.75
130.83
766.71
33.68
398.61
1199.00
592.40
9.53
116.47
718.40
14.31
229.55
243.86
11.72
232.14
(2004.49)
2236.63
587.87
(165.53)
6.23
1808.06
1808.06
1808.06
-
39.97
93.55
133.52
133.52
133.52
28.94
(3.83)
108.41
108.41
108.41
-
24.71
553.19
577.90
577.90
436.80
141.10
86.67
(1.64)
56.07
56.07
56.07
-
45.39
560.27
605.66
11.72
593.94
(2045.21)
2639.15
695.22
(165.53)
(11.89)
2121.35
2121.35
2121.35
11269.67
(40.71)
921.59
880.88
880.88
508.03
372.85
228.40
(114.67)
259.12
259.12
259.12
11194.67
103.99
563.77
667.76
11.91
655.85
(2045.21)
2701.06
712.67
(165.53)
(12.10)
2,166.02
2166.02
10.31
2155.71
11269.67
(20.83)
922.67
901.84
901.84
508.03
393.81
233.66
(114.66)
274.81
274.81
4.88
269.93
11194.67
-
-
-
14969.15
12847.80
15077.12
12859.96
1.62
1.57
0.10
0.09
0.05
0.05
1.90
1.85
0.23
0.23
1.93
1.88
0.24
0.24
SELECT INFORMATION FOR THE QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED 31/03/2015
Particulars
Quarter ended
Quarter ended
Quarter ended
Year ended
Year ended
31/03/2015
31/03/2014
31/03/2015
31/03/2014
31/12/2014
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 19:
A
PARTICULARS OF SHAREHOLDING
1
Public Shareholding:
DMK treasurer M K Sta- Number of Shares
38070703
30173897
30173897
38070703
30173897
lin today met senior BJP
- Percentage of Shareholding
34.02
26.96
26.96
34.02
26.96
Pune, May 19 (PTI):
Morris has led the attack
leader Subramaniyan
2
Promoters and promoter group shareholding
Sneaking into the play- with aplomb.
Swamy in Chennai today.
a) Pledged / Encumbered
- Number of shares
offs at the last moment, an
Carrying an inherent
The meeting took place
- Percentage of shares (as a % of the total shareholding of promoter & promoter group)
unpredictable Rajasthan
character of promoting
at the latter’s residence,
- Percentage of shares (as a % of the total share capital of the company)
Royals will look to upstage
home-grown talent since
where the former invited
b) Non-Encumbered
a batting-heavy Royal
Shane Warne led the
him for the wedding of
- Number of shares
73847492
81744298
81744298
73847492
81744298
Challengers Bangalore
team, RR’s Sanju Sam- Percentage of shares (as a % of the total shareholding of promoter & promoter group)
100
100
100
100
100
his brother’s son and
- Percentage of shares (as a % of the total share capital of the company)
65.98
73.04
73.04
65.98
73.04
in a tough IPL Eliminator
son, Karun Nair and
actor Arulnithi.
here tomorrow.
Dhawal Kulkarni have
After the meeting,
S.
3 months ended
also played their respecThe Steve Smith-led
Particulars
Swamy posted on his
No.
31/03/2015
tive parts well.
side found its rhythm at
twitter page: ‘This mornB
INVESTOR COMPLAINTS
the business end of the
RCB, who ended third
ing a surprise visitor at
Pending at the beginning of the quarter
Nil
T20 tournament and won
in the table with the same
my Chennai residence.
Received during the quarter
1
a thrilling last league
number of points as RR
M.K. Stalin. He came to
Disposed off during the quarter
1
game to enter the
but a better runRemaining unresolved at the end of the quarter
Nil
invite me to a wedding in
final-four after setrate, have had their
the family’.
(Rs. in Lakhs)
tling at the fourth
share of losses but
STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
On Monday, Stalin met
spot.
the Virat Kohli-led
Standalone
Standalone
Consolidated
Consolidated
PMK youth wing leader
S.
S.
Audited
Audited
Audited
Audited
side has inevitably
Australian opener
Particulars
Particulars
No.
No.
Anbumani and invited
As at
As at
As at
As at
As at
As at
As at
As at
fired
when
it
matShane Watson,
31/03/2015 31/03/2014
31/03/2014
31/03/2015 31/03/2014
31/03/2014
31/03/2015
31/03/2015
him for the family wedtered.
who was relieved
A EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
B ASSETS
ding.
1 Shareholders' Funds
of the captaincy at the
Their massive win against
1 Non-current Assets
On Sunday, Stalin
Share Capital
11269.67 11194.67 11269.67
11194.67
final stages of the event, Mumbai Indians on 10 May
Fixed Assets
4,269.27
1852.41
4272.73
1854.52
Reserves and Surplus
14969.15 12847.80 15077.12
12859.96
called on MDMK general
Goodwill - Intangible Assets
3.67
4.90
struck an unbeaten 104 in
truly reflected their class
Sub-total - Shareholders' Funds
26238.82 24042.47 26346.79
24054.63
secretary Vaiko and inNon-current Investments
4266.93
3567.51
4263.08
3491.51
the final league game to
with AB de Villers hitting an
2
Non-current
Liabilities
Long-term Loans and Advances
3013.17
4383.91
3013.17
4383.91
vited him for the wedding.
push defending champi- unbeaten 133 to pulverise
Long-Term Borrowings
1324.80
224.80
1324.80
224.80
Other Non-Current Assets
11544.57 13544.80 11545.47 13544.80
S
t
a
l
i
n
o
n
S
a
t
u
r
d
a
y
Deferred Tax Liabilities (Net)
33.81
45.70
33.71
45.81
ons Kolkata Knight Riders
the opposition attack.
Sub-total - Non-current Assets
23093.94 23348.63 23098.12 23279.64
called on DMDK presiOther Long-Term Liabilities
290.68
331.44
30.45
out of the title race.
The big-hitting Chris
2 Current Assets
dent Vijayakanth at his
Sub-total - Non-current Liabilities
1649.29
270.50
1689.95
301.06
Opener Ajinkya Rahane
Gayle, who has also
Cash and Cash equivalents
492.51
229.81
590.14
318.33
3 Current Liabilities
office at Koyambedu
Other Loans and Advances
4780.85
3565.97
4822.34
3589.48
is also in top form as
notched up a ton this
Other Current Liabilities
10.78
2623.54
66.85
2707.40
here and invited him for
Other Current Assets
717.80
448.62
878.48
540.40
the Mumbai batsman
season, has once again
Short-term Provisions
1186.21
656.52
1285.49
664.76
the wedding of Arulnithi,
Sub-total - Current Assets
5991.16
4244.40
6290.96
4448.21
Sub-total - Current Liabilities
1196.99
3280.06
1352.34
3372.16
has amassed 498 runs
proved his worth for the Viit may be recalled.
TOTAL - ASSETS
29085.10 27593.03 29389.08 27727.85
TOTAL - EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
29085.10 27593.03 29389.08
27727.85
from 13 games to have
jay Mallya-owned and with
A
week
ago,
the
DMK
a strong chance of tak- Kohli, has formed quite a
Notes:
treasurer called on
ing the orange cap from
destructive opening pair.
1) The above results were reviewed by the Audit Committee and approved at the Meeting of the Board of Directors held on 18 May 2015.
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David Warner (562 from
No wonder Gayle, Kohli
2) The Equity shares of the company got listed in the Bombay Stock Exchange on 9 February 2015.
Committee
president
14 matches, whose team
and De Villiers feature in
3) The figures of Quarter ended 31 March 2015 are the balancing figures between the audited figures in respect of the full year and the published year-to-date figures upto the third quarter of the respective
and former Union Minfinancial years.
Sunrisers Hyderabad
the top-10 batsmen’s list in
ister EVKS Elangovan,
4) The exceptional items relates to profit on sale of immovable properties of the company.
failed to make the final- the tournament so far.
5) The Company operates only in one business Segment, viz., Leasing of properties.
Tamil Maanila Congress
four cut).
The bowling unit, led by
6) The change in promoters shares is due to adoption of revised definition of promoters in the Companies Act, 2013. None of the promoters in the previous category has sold their equity shares.
(Moopanar) president
If Australia’s James
Mitchel Starc, David Wiese
7) The Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with Accounting Standard 21 "Consolidated Financial Statements" and Accounting Standard 23 "Accounting for Investments in
G K Vasan and BJP
Faulkner has filled the
Associates in Consolidated Financial Statements as notified by Companies (Accounting Standard) Rules 2006.
and Yuzvendra Chahal
State president Tamili8) The figures for the previous periods have been reclassified / regrouped wherever necessary.
role of the all-rounder to
has also backed their batsBy order of the Board
sai Soundararajan and
perfection then South Af- men’s effort with effective
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Not wise to tamper
with player’s
technique: Amre 3
MUMBAI:
Credited for the success of
the likes Ajinkya Rahane, Robin
Uthappa and Suresh Raina by
the players themselves, former
India batsman Pravin Amre has
earned a reputation for helping
players grow, regroup and iron
out their flaws. He has also
been guiding Naman Ojha and
Dinesh Karthik amongst others,
besides coaching the Mumbai
State team. While he coaches
players who have already embarked on their international
cricket journey, he is also responsible for shaping young
talents like Shreyas Iyer, who
has played a crucial role for the
Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2015.
His wards like Rahane and
Uthappa have displayed a
knack for scoring consistently
across formats. In an interview
with iplt20.com, the playerturned-coach speaks about
customising solutions based
on a player’s natural approach
and style, and spells out keys
to batting consistently across
formats.
EXCERPTS:
1
Shreyas Iyer
Ajinkya Rahane
PERSPECTIVE ON THE TIMING VS POWER-HITTING
DEBATE: It depends and varies from player to player. Some
people are naturally like that. So we have to allow them to play
their natural game, but at the same time they should know
their responsibility for the team. And the responsibility makes
sure they focus more on the consistency. The T20 format
demands power but you have to play intelligent cricket.
Last year (2014) Robin was the highest run-getter. Our
goal was to hit more boundaries, not focus on the sixes
which is what helped him to get there. To me, even in
this format consistency is what matters most. Hitting
a boundary minimises the risk. It is about how you
minimise the risk and so you have to play smart cricket.
2
WORKING WITH
TH VAR
VARIOUS
PLAYERS: Raina, I think is a
fine and intelligent player in this
format. His statistics show that.
There is consistency, he knows
the need of the team and has his
own plan. Once a player has his
own plan I don’t disturb it. I give
inputs only if they have problem.
With Ajinkya we worked on
making the foundation strong.
The focus was more on technique, because many critics had
said he can’t be a T20 player.
But I feel that if your technique
is strong and your mental makeup is right you can perform in
any format.
With Shreyas Iyer it was different. I have been grooming
him from a young age unlike
Ajinkya, Raina, Naman (Ojha)
or Dinesh (Karthik). I remember
his first day at the nets. There is
a lot of emotion attached, but I
have to be tough. I am also the
one to criticise him a lot and he
knows it. I think he handled the
pressure of playing in the Ranji
Trophy well.
4
T20 BATTING AND PRESSURE: I look at everyy
s
case as a challenge and try to understand the player’s
personality to be able to find solutions. We agree thatt
technique is important, but at the same time delivering
is important, especially in T20. Today the batsmen are under
more pressure. There is little margin for error in T20. The pressure builds with every dot ball and it can force the player to play
a bad shot even if they have the technique. It is pertinent that
they back themselves. Once you have the technique you will
have other alternatives.
Taking the pressure off is particularly important. The mental
toughness, believing in themselves and the decision making is
important - to understand which ball to hit and which to leave. They
have to back their strengths rather than focus on the weakness
in this particular format. Every batsman has his own strengths;
we only have to make sure they realise what their strength is.
B
BEING THE COUNSELLOR: To get the thought that I want to work on this area,
and
an to get the processes right in the mind, is most important rather than teaching
t
technique.
To help them accept and understand the problem and then find the solution
to sort out whatever the issue is, is crucial. Then they also come in with energy and
the commitment which is required, because the drills are many and it could be tiring.
TOMORROW’S MATCH
ELIMINATOR:
RCB VS RAJASTHAN
ROYALS AT PUNE, 8 PM.
Aishwarya Rai takes
selfie with Eva Longoria
B
ollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan clicked a selfie with Hollywood
actress Eva Longoria at the red carpet of
the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, defying the ban imposed on selfies
during the event.
Aishwarya, 41, rocking an emeraldgreen Ellie Saab gown, posed with Eva
Longoria, 40, who dazzled in a midnight
blue gown with a structured train.
The actresses, who are brand ambassadors of L’Oreal Paris, seemed to have
What is
Mysskin’s
next?
Mysskin who recently gave
a commercial hit through
Pisaasu is all set to direct his
next film from June. Sources
say that new project is an
investigative thriller like the
director’s previous flicks
Anjathey and Yuddham Sei.
Sarath Kumar will be playing the lead role in the
untitled film while Mysskin
himself will be playing an
important character.
It is said that the director
will be canning many scenes
during the night and he has
fixed Pondicherry as the primary location for the project.
Sarathkumar acted as hero
in Sandamarutham, directed
by A Venkatesh.
— NT Bureau
MUMBAI:
Twice champions,
the Chennai Super
Kings have once again
entered the Playoffs
stage of the Indian Premier
League 2015, this time wanting to clinch the coveted
trophy for the third time.
The MS Dhoni-led side
finished the group stage at
the top of the points table
and were the first team to
qualify for the last phase of
the tournament. Although they
will miss the reliable Brendon
McCullum in the forthcoming
games, the team is prepared to
cruise forward.
Speaking about Michael Hussey, who is likely to open
against the Mumbai Indians in
the first qualifier scheduled to
be played at the Wankhede
Stadium, coach Stephen
Fleming said, ‘McCullum’s
absence will impact a
lot. He’s an excellent
player. We had known
about it for some
time. Introducing
Mike Hussey in
the last game,
even though
he did not
make a
major
contribu-
got along well with each other. The duo
did a shoot for the cosemtic brand and had
fun afternoon together on set.
Aishwarya has been a regular at Cannes
and her 14th appearance at the red carpet saw her joining international beauties
Longoria, Salma Hayek and Parker Posey.
The ‘Devdas’ star will unveil the first
look of her Bollywood comeback vehicle
‘Jazbaa’ with director Sanjay Gupta at the
event tomorrow.
— PTI
SCREEN SAVER
A young vendor is waiting for customers with his variety of screens at
Collector Nagar.
Photo; M SRINIVASAN
Suresh Raina
tion, was important. Dw
Dwayne Smith has got a
very good record here. We have been planning
for this for some time. We would have liked to
Huss a bit more time. We
have given Mike Hussey
were just not able to ge
get that final win to give us
introducin players. I have every
the luxury of introducing
confidence in Mike Hussey. He’s been one
consis
of our most consistent
performers over the
wa he trains suggests he
years and the way
an thereabouts.’
would be there and
McC
In absence of McCullum
and with Hussey yet
to get in the groove, the team will be looking at
Suresh Raina to hold the innings together.
Speaking about the left-hand batsman and
sa ‘Looking at his high
his form, the coach said,
standards over the ye
years he’s due (for a big
tha he’s been batting badly
score).
It’s not that
pra
or
practicing
badly, he’s been in
e
excellent
touch. It’s about
j
just
converting those into
a score of note. And the
l
last
innings he played
w good as he saw the
was
g
game
through and he likes
p
playing
at this ground. He’s
o of those players we are
one
h
hopeful
will stand up. Big
pla
players
and big occasions win
thos matches. He’s certainly
those
one of those. He’s done it for us
num
a number
of times He’s one guy
we are attuned to. The beauty of
this team is we have several players
like that
that. Certainly Suresh Raina,
a
with the absence
of McCullum, will
look to be the mainstay.’
ab the forthcoming match
Speaking about
Ro Sharma-led side who
against the Rohit
have once again sneaked into the final four
after a poor start to th
the tournament this season,
he reflected, ‘It’s a tou
tough game, because now it
Raina is
CSK’s
mainstay:
Fleming
becomes home and away rather than a semi-final at a neutral
venue. It’s a home and away game and you just find little
things that work against you. We need to be smart and back
ourselves. It’s a great occasion - Mumbai against Chennai.
It’s a difficult game and a tough place to win but that’s what
we are here for. We didn’t expect an easy game in a
playoff match and we have got a tough one.’
Further, discussing the pressure of playing at the
next stage, he added, ‘It’s about dealing with pressure. The beauty of being in qualifiers is that it gives
another chance and that just helps calm the nerves. It’s
a fine line. We saw David Warner step on the boundary
and in the end it probably cost his side going through.
It can be that fine, it can be one ball, it can be a small
moment, a bit of brilliance and that can be the difference between winning the tournament or going
home, and the consequence is that much more
when you reach the next stage. It has been an
excellent competition thus far and I think there
are a couple of more twists to go. The teams
that deal with the pressure and the individuals
that stand up will be the difference.’
Fortune Chicken Suimai (Dim Sum)
Chongqing’s
gift to
Chennai
N
o, we are not talking about the recent sister city agreement
signed by Chennai during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s
visit to China. This is about the variety of dishes offered by
Noodle King’s chain of restaurants in Chennai. It has introduced
85 new varieties of Chinese dishes in both vegetarian and nonvegetarian menu. Chef S Arvind Raja and his colleagues served
some interesting items on the menu to a News Today team at
Noodle King’s Pallavaram restaurant.
The lime and mint drink refreshed us first and increased our appetite.
The first in the line was the Dim Sum, commonly known as momos,
except that this is the Chinese version. Served in steaming hot baskets,
the filling was piping hot served with three varieties of spicy sauces.
As soon as this was over, the starters were on the way. The crispy
prawn salt ‘n’ pepper, deep fried with spices was a definite dig in.
The Malak fish strip was too tempting to draw a non-sea food lover.
The fish, Indian basa fillet was cut to broad strips and cooked in hot
dry chilly sauce. In the vegetarian, Five Spiced Crispy Corns is a
must to have. Filled with rare Chinese herbs, this was blended to
the Indian taste. The Honey Chilli Cauliflower is another signature
dish of the chef, who was personally around to make sure we knew
what we were eating. Generously roasted in honey and chilly sauce
this is a delight for vegetarian lovers. To give a relief between the
course, the soup dived in. This simple food was really simple as it
was tossed with vegetables and pieces of chicken.
Then came the main course which is authentic as it gets: the Mapo
Tofu-Lamb. Minced meat and Tofu in chilli soya sauce, flavoured
with szechuan pepper (commonly know as Chinese coriander) was
a good accompaniment with the veg and non-veg fried rice.
The steaming Char Kway Teow was an eye grabber. Served in
an oval, look alike sizzlers plate, this stir fried flat noddles with veg-
Char Kway Teow
(flat noodle with
vegetable and sauce)
etable, soya and chilli black
bean was a thumbs up.
The desert was a delight to wait
for (although we were practically
filled to the brim). We opted for
the fried ice cream. Small scoops
of vanilla ice cream deep
fried and topped with honey
completed the meal.
‘Though Chinese food is
not preferred everyday, people come out for it at least
once a week,’ says chief operating officer Aloke Totlani.
— NT Bureau
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