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Troubles, travails
ollywood star Salman Khan was today convicted by
a Mumbai sessions court of culpable homicide in the
2002 hit-and-run case.
Delivering the verdict in the case that dragged on for
over 12 years, sessions court judge D W Deshpande said
all charges against the actor have been proved, which
included the stringent charge of culpable homicide not
amounting to murder, besides various other offences,
including rash and negligent driving and driving under
influence of liquor.
The judge held that the actor also did not have a driving
licence. The prosecution had alleged that Salman Khan
was driving without holding a licence and, to buttress its
charge, produced RTO records to show that the actor had
procured a licence only in 2004, two years after the tragedy.
Meanwhile, after snapping their losing streak with a
win over Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals will now
look to keep themselves on course for a play-off berth
with another dominating show against an inconsistent
Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL cricket game tomorrow.
The Royals had blasted off to a great start by winning
first five matches, before losing their way a bit with three
losses and two no results but the 14-run win over Delhi
on Sunday arrested the slide. But come tomorrow, it will
be a battle between two spin attacks of both teams with
DD boasting of Imran Tahir and Amit Mishra and the duo
will look to take the maximum out of the slow Eden track.
SALMAN GETS 5 YEARS JAIL
q Bollywood top star convicted of all charges in hit-and-run case
NT Bureau / PTI
Mumbai, May 6:
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was
today convicted by a Mumbai sessions
court of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 2002 hit and run
case with all charges proved against
him. He was sentenced with five years
imprisonment.
The judgement in the over 12-yearold case, whose trial saw many twists
and turns, was delivered by Judge D
W Deshpande in the court hall where
the 49-year-old actor and his family
were present.
Significantly, the court held that Salman was driving under the influence of
alcohol and also did not have a driving
license.
The court relied upon judgements
in Alistair Pereira and Sanjeev Nanda
BMW case of Delhi while convicting
Salman.
It also asked what he had to say on
the verdict to which he denied charges
saying he was not driving the car at the
‘Same driver’
time of mishap. As the court delivered
the verdict, Salman had tears in his
eyes and stood silently in the dock.
After the conviction, his lawyer began
arguments on quantum of punishment
in the case.
A tight security blanket was thrown
around the court, where Salman’s family including brothers Arbaaz, Sohail
and sister Arpita Khan had arrived
early this morning ahead of the verdict.
One person was killed and four others were injured on the night of 28
September, 2002 in suburban Bandra
when Salman’s Toyota Land Cruiser
rammed into a bakery.
The victims were sleeping on the
Ashok Singh, ‘the driver of Salman who was in the car during the
accident in 2002’, drove the actor to
the court today morning.
Singh had recently claimed that
he was driving the car and not the
actor.
pavement when the SUV ran over
them. A Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate, who conducted the trial under
lesser charge of rash and negligent
driving, which carries a maximum
punishment of two years, had in 2012
slapped the more serious offence of
culpable homicide and committed the
matter to the sessions court.
The popular actor was tried afresh
under the harsher charge of culpable
homicide not amounting to murder
which is punishable with imprisonment upto 10 years.
While the prosecution had insisted
that a drunk Khan was driving the
Land Cruiser, the actor had claimed
23 organ harvests
in 24 hours
q City hospital performs first of its kind fete
NT Bureau
Chennai,May 6:
Sunday was a dark night for five
families who lost their loved ones
in different incidents, but they came
forward to donate the organs which
gave a fresh lease of life to 23 people.
In a first of its kind case in Tamilnadu, Apollo Hospitals in the city has
harvested 23 different organs from
five brain dead donors in a day.
Addressing mediapersons here
today, Tamilnadu Health Secretary
Dr J Radhakrishnan said this is an
awareness programme on organ
donation and not for publicity.
He also expressed gratitude to
the five families. He stressed that
grief counselors played the vital role
in this by supporting the families
and convincing them to donate the
organs.
He also pointed out that Tamilnadu
‘s health care is far better when
compared to the other states, but
there is along way to go, pointing
out that more awareness is needed
on cadaver transplant.
‘People spend more money on
GIVING LIFE
Tamilnadu Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan and Apollo Group of
Hospitals founder-chairman Prathap C Reddy with the families of the
organ donors in Chennai today.
five families.
their gadgets but don’t invest in
safeguarding their lives like buying
Thanking the families for coming
a helmet. People who have it also
forward to donate the organs, Reddo not use it,’ he said.
dy said people should be inspired
by this and come forward for organ
Apollo Hospital founder and chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy said
donation.
people should start using helmets
‘My father had the heart of helping
by realising the value of life. He
others. And he would have felt very
also pointed out that this is the first
happy that his organs saved peotime in the country that on the same
ple’s lives,’ said Saranya, who lost
day 23 organs were harvested from
her father and donated his organs.
Protest
outside court
Voices of dissent were also being
heard from the crowd. A group of
Tamilians were seen protesting
against Salman outside the court.
They are angry over the actor’s
visit to Sri Lanka in the past to
support former president Mahinda
Rajapaksa.
that it was his driver Ashok Singh who
was behind the wheel.
Under Motor Vehicles Act, Khan has
been charged under Sections 34(a),
(b) read with 181 (driving vehicle in
contravention of rules) and 185 (driving at great speed after consuming
alcohol).
He has also been charged under
provisions of Bombay Prohibition Act
relating to driving under influence of
alcohol which provides for maximum
six months’ jail.
BUMPY RIDE
28 September, 2002: Salman’s
Land Cruiser crashes into American
Express Bakery at Bandra, killing one
person and injuring four others. Salman arrested, granted bail.
1 October: Salman booked under provisions of IPC, Motor Vehicles Act, 1988,
and Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949
Oct 2002: Mumbai Police invokes
section 304-II of IPC i.e., culpable
homicide not amounting to murder.
March 2003: Salman challenges
application of section 304-II of IPC in
Mumbai sessions court.
May 2003: Sessions court rejects the
plea, asks magistrate court to frame
charges.
June 2003: Salman moves Bombay
High Court, which opines that section
304-II of IPC not application in the case.
October 2003: Maharashtra government challenges Bombay HC order in
Supreme Court.
Naxal arrest: Q-branch
intensifies probe
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Officials of the Q-branch have intensified inquiry about the five Maoists
from Kerala, Tamilnadu and Karnataka, who were arrested yesterday.
According to police sources, the
Maoists, three of them who are from
Kerala will be sent back for further
interrogation. The arrests include
Roopesh, a front-ranking Maoist
leader, who was allegedly involved
in 30 cases in Kerala, including attacks on forest department offices
and some foreign companies.
The group of five, police said, had
been tracked on the basis of intelligence inputs for months, before
they were caught at a bakery near
Karumathampatti, about 25 kilometres from Coimbatore.
Roopesh is a law graduate with a
diploma in Information Technology
and had been heading the South Indian Regional Committee of Maoists,
where he was in charge of operations
in Kerala, Tamilnadu and Karnataka.
His wife Shyna was an employee in
the Kerala High Court before joining
the Maoists.
Both have evaded arrest for over 10
years, the police said.
Meanwhile, security has been
tightened along the Tamilnadu-
Kerala border following the arrest of
the five. Rural police have deployed
more than 300 armed personnel at
banks, police stations and check
posts on the Tamilnadu- Kerala
border in view of the development.
‘We have tightened the security in
the border areas. As we feel Maoists may attack one of the police
stations or banks in the border
areas, we have deployed armed
police personnel,’ a senior police
was quoted as saying.
Besides the couple, others arrested
were Anup from Kerala, Veeramani
from Karnataka and Kannan from
Tamilnadu. Police said that Roopesh
used to carry an AK-47 at all times.
It maybe noted that a team of
Andhra Pradesh’s State Intelligence
Bureau, headed by Sub-Inspector
Hanumanth Rao, had been camping
in the region for the last one week
following a tip that Roopesh and his
associates were hiding in a house in
Karumathampatti.
On a ‘mark’, get, set, go
q Plus Two results to be out tomorrow
October 2006: Magistrate frames
charges against Salman.
December 23, 2013: Additional Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate V S Patil, after
examining 17 witnesses, invokes the
charge of culpable homicide and refers
the case to sessions court for trial.
27 Apr, 2014: Fresh trial begins.
July 2014: Files in the case disappear from Bandra police station.
12 September, 2014: Files found and
produced before court.
25 March, 2015: Prosecution closes
evidence after examining 24 witnesses.
27 March: Salman’s statement
recorded.
31 March: Salman’s driver Ashok
Singh examined as defence witness,
says he was driving the car and not
the actor.
6 May: All charges against Salman
Khan are proven in the case.
Man arrested for
stealing gold
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6::
Police arrested a man in Tondiarpet,
who stole a gold chain from a jewellery shop after posing as a customer.
According to police sources, Subramani (38) a resident of Nehru Nagar
in Tondiarpet, was at Kamal Gold
House with his wife on the pretext of
shopping on Monday.
Police said the duo slipped in a 13
gram gold chain and left the shop
unnoticed.
Later when the staff took the stock,
they noticed the chain was missing.
After identifying the culprits with
the help of CCTV footage, the shop
owner Mohanlal lodged a complaint
with R K Nagar police.
Surprisingly, police said, Subramani
arrived yesterday at the shop again
as a customer.
Mohanlal tipped off the police who
immediately took him into custody.
After interrogations, the 13 gram gold
was recovered from his possession.
Lankan Tamil held
for hurting daughter
Rameswaram, May 6 (PTI):
A Sri Lankan national at the
Mandapam refugee camp near
here was arrested for allegedly
causing burn injuries in the thigh
of his 12-year-old daughter using
red-hot iron rod in an inebriated
condition.
Police said Robin, who had married two women, burnt the thigh of
his daughter Keerthi yesterday.
As the girl screamed in pain,
people in the area and members
of the self help groups gathered
and demanded his arrest. He was
remanded to judicial custody.
ANURADHA C
moderate anxiety and this was
should tell the child that nothing has
been lost and he/she should work hard
Chennai, May 6: particularly higher among the boys.
again and score better marks next
Sleepless nights, troubled thoughts, Statistics say that a few years before,
The Directorate of School Education will annnouce the Plus Two results totime. Also, instead of forcing the child
loss of appetite, rapid pulse, trem- a staggering number of students,
morrow at 10 am. According to an official release, candidates may key in their
bling hands - these are typical 5,857 to be exact committed suicide
date, month and year of birth along with their examination registration number to take a particular subject in which he
manifestations of exam fear. With across the country due to exam reNT Bureau
to view the results on the following websites: www.tnresults.nic.in, www.dge1. is not interested, the parents should althe Board exam results on the way sults stress. Almost 16 students per
low the child to decide what he wants.
Chennai, May 6:
tn.nic.in, www.dge2.tn.nic.in, www.dge3.tn.nic.in.
tomorrow, students all over the State day put an end to their lives fearing
In
the
end,
the
life
of
the
child
is
always
Actor
Viddharth
of
The results will be available in the national informatics centres in the collectorare finding it difficult to handle the to face their parents after their results
Mynaa fame will get
ate of each district. Candidates can access the websites free of charge in the more important than the marks.
came.
pressure of it.
Even the police are trying to help
married on 11 June.
regional and branch libraries in their locality, the release added. The results
A psychiatrist from T Nagar said,
Puja, a psychologist from ViruHe wil marry Gaymay be obtained from the respective schools of the candidates too. As many as out the students and their parents
gambakkam says, ‘A report by the ‘Suicide is a big concern. It is the
8,43,064 students from Tamilnadu and Puducherry appeared for the Plus Two by giving counselling. A source from
athridevi, daughNational Crime Records Bureau has eighth highest killer in the world. Of
exams held in March. Students from 6,256 schools in Tamilnadu and Puducherry the police department said, ‘We have
ter of an advocate
positioned Tamilnadu as the State a number of students who fail the
counselled the parents on playing it
(3,90,753 boys and 4,52,311 girls), took the exam in 2,377 centres.
Sivanandam.
SSLC exams and standard XII exwith highest suicide rate.
A total of 24,653 boys and 28,750 girls from 412 schools in Chennai appeared cool as marks are not as important
The wedding will
ams,
only
a
handful
commit
suicide.
One of the factors contributing to
for the exam. Also, 72 prisoners took the exams in Puzhal central jail. There as a child’s life. Distress calls from
take place on 11
This
is
because
their
mind
responds
it is exam pressure among adolesstudents have been increasing as
were 42,963 private candidates who took the exams this year.
June in Tirupathy. The couple has
cents, emphasising the imperative differently to stress. They should unthe public examination resuts for
planned a gala wedding reception in
derstand
that
it
is
not
the
end
of
the
college,
but
have
done
really
very
feeling
of
being
good
for
nothing.
In
need to understand the pattern of
SSLC and Plus Two approach and
Chennai on 17 June. Viddharth, who
such a situation, if parents shout at suicide prevention cells in the city
anxiety and various facts contributing world. There are many other career well in their lives.’
started his career as hero with Mynaa,
alternatives which may suit them
Shankari, a city-based academe- him and tell him he can do nothing in have prevented as many as 80
to it among them’.
has made a name for himself doing
better.
There
are
a
lot
of
people
who
life,
he
just
gets
more
depressed
and
in
cian
feels
that
when
a
child
is
unable
She adds that overall, more than
suicides through counselling in the
several fiIndustrial
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Baby, this bites!
Parasakthi Nagar plagued with mosquito menace
CHENNAI
Under scanner
Cops install cameras on ECR beaches
stray dog menace has been taken
care of, some days ago by officials.
Our Councillor T Velu is very helpful and has always addressed our
grievances,’ said Dhevi Prakash,
a resident from Parasakthi Nagar
1st Street.
Pahalvan, a resident of Second
Cross Street, had been staying in
this area for over 30 years and feels
that it is quite safe.
‘We have never encountered any
problems here save for the mosquito
menace. As evening sets in we have
to close the windows and doors. It
Residents of Parasakthi Nagar complain about mosquito menace.
is time that the authorities did something about this,’ he said.
arasakthi Nagar is a rather well-planned area in
K
Nalini
Devi,
who lives at 2nd Main Road said
the neighbourhood and is regarded as safe by
t
h
a
t
she
is
disappointed
about the state of road
residents. It is home to several ex-servicemen too.
and mosquito menace. It is to be noted
Though it felt that all is well, people living here
that the area falls under Ward number
thought some things could be improved.
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‘Mosquito menace is the only concern that
SE
represented by T Velu.
we have in this area. We had this road laid a
- NT Bureau
month or so back. It is safe here. Thankfully, the
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Hiding from the sun, people are seen sitting under a tarpaulin sheet at Besant Nagar beach.
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eight cameras installed along the
ECR nd apart from this the 13.3-km
stretch has police patrolling.
‘This stretch is far off from the city
and is busy during the weekends.
This is a favourite hangout spot for
most youngsters in the city, hence
crime rates are also high in this
area. Incidents of chain- snatching
also have been on the rise in the
past few months. Installing cameras
would reduce crime rates and bring
a fear among miscreants,’ said
Murthy, a watchman in the locality.
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CHENNAI
BE lateral entry
forms from
13 May
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Directorate of Technical Education
will issue application forms for admission to second year BE/B Tech degree courses offered in government,
aided and self-financing engineering
colleges from 13 May to 9 June.
According to a press release, the
forms will be available at 34 centres,
including the Directorate of Technical Education in Chennai, from 10
am to 5 pm.
The forms, costing Rs 300 for the
general category will be issued free
for SCA/SC/ST candidates on provision of a self-attested copy of community certificate. The cost must be
in the form of demand draft obtained
not earlier than 12 May from nationalised, scheduled banks drawn in favour of ‘The Secretary, Second Year
BE/B Tech Degree Admission-2015’,
Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi,
payable at Karaikudi.
The last date for receipt of filled forms
is 9 June. Forms may be sent by post to
the above address. The single window
counselling for lateral entry admissions
will be held at the college. Counselling will begin in the last week of June
and allotment of colleges will be done
following merit and communal reservation, according to the Commissioner of
Technical Education.
Counselling dates and sessions will
be published in the Alagappa Chettiar
College of Engineering and Technology websitewww.accet.edu.in.
Noted biz man
passes away
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
K Nagasubramaniam
alias K Rajah a long
time resident of T Nagar passed away on 19
April in Singapore, due
to cardiac arrest.
He was 65 and is survived by his wife Lalitha and sons N
Kamalnath and N Sasikanth. He was
the founder of Lakhs and Crores Ad
Associates named after his parents
Lakshmi and N Koteeswara Iyer. For
details contact: 9841291966
AP team praises
TN’s health sector
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Andhra Pradesh Minister for Health
and Medical Education Kamineni
Srinivas visited the Government Multi
Super Specialty Hospital in Omandurar
Estate and the Government General
Hospital attached to the Madras Medical College.
Srinivas, who was accompanied by a
team of officials from Andhra Pradesh,
was taken on a tour of the hospitals by
State Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar.
Srinivas praised the State’s progress
in the health sector, saying he wanted
to replicate its schemes in Andhra
Pradesh, according to an official release.
WEDNESDAY
6 MAY 2015
3
‘NAMMA TOILETS’
IN ALL PLACES SOON
q The green and white cubicles are easy to maintain
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Chennai Corporation is planning
to install ‘Namma Toilets’ in all
places in the city to put an end to
open defecation. The age-old pay
and use toilets (CMA) could become a thing of past as they would
be replaced by free swanky toilets.
Chennai has 828 public toilets, including 161 in the extended areas.
‘The green and white cubicles
will have louvres on all four sides
and a sunroof to allow for optimal
ventilation and natural light without
compromising user privacy. The
fittings and fixtures are vandal resistant, durable and user-friendly.
The interiors are seamless and can
be easily cleaned with the help of a
water jet,’ said a civic body official.
Apart from ‘Namma Toilets’, ‘etoilets’ and ‘bio-toilets’ are also on
the line to be installed in the city.
The e-toilets will be fully automatic
and equipped with global positioning system sensors. The bio-toilets
on the other hand uses eco-friendly
technology and is cost-effective as
it breaks down the solid waste into
water and biogas.
However, there seems few complaints from residents about the
locations, as the one at the Elliot’s beach at Besant Nagar was
removed.
‘We inspect places where such
toilets are needed and only then we
allot places for it. Also, residents
views are taken into consideration,’
an official said.
‘When we construct new toilets,
we will connect them to a sewerage line wherever there is a direct
facility available. At places where
a direct sewerage line is not available, we will install a septic tank’,
he added.
He further said that the maintenance of the toilets will be handed
over to private parties on annual
lease. ‘If they fail to maintain it,
the contract will be withdrawn,’ the
official said.
At Zone-X alone, 25 places
have been identified for installing
modular toilets including parks,
he added.
‘Namma Toilets’ being installed on Anna Main Road, K K Nagar.
Vels varsity introduces
20 new courses
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Chennai-based Vels University
has introduced 20 new courses this
academic year (2015-2016).
Addressing mediapersons here
yesterday, university’s founderChancellor Ishari K Ganesh said
the university has been introducing
innovative programmes that would
provide rewarding career opportunities to students. ‘In the backdrop of
umpteen job opportunities opening up
to meet various requirements of economically and scientifically advancing
world, our new programmes would
help in shaping manpower suitable
for real time needs,’ he said.
The new courses are B Tech/Diploma in Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering, B Tech/Diploma
in Petroleum Engineering, BE/Diploma in Coastal and Ocean Engineering, B Tech in Biotechnology, B Tech
in Bio-Medical Technology, BA in
English, B Com (Professional), MBA
in Finance and Business Analytics,
MBA in Marketing and E-Business,
Executive MBA in HR, Marketing,
The university
is also offering
scholarships
to meritorious
students to help
them pursue
professional courses
like B Tech and
MBA
Vels University founder-Chancellor Ishari K Ganesh and registrar
Krishnamurthy introducing new courses at a press meet in Chennai
yesterday.
Production, Finance, Logistics and
Shipping, MSc in Software Technology, MSc in Cheminformatics,
Diploma in Green Chemistry and LL
B/BA LL B, Hons/BBA, LLB, Hons/
BCom and LL B, Hons.
University registrar Krishnamurthy
said the university provides more
Savera Hotel’s
spl dishes for
Mother’s Day
importance to research and so far 21
patents have been files, of them five
have been accepted.
The university is also offering scholarships to meritorious students to help
them pursue professional courses like
B Tech and MBA. Scholarships up
to 50 per cent is given on first year
tuition fee for engineering courses.
For more details visit www.velsuniv.
ac.in
Toshiba to train
30 ITI students
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Toshiba JSW Power Systems Private Limited (TJPS) as part of its
CSR activities in Tamilnadu has
launched a Welding Training School.
Established at the TJPS factory
in Chennai, the school will impart
free training to 30 students recommended from neighbouring Industrial
Training Institute (ITI) from May to
June 2015 in three separate training
programmes, a release said.
The 12 days programme will include fundamental sessions such as
the theory of welding and learning
high-level welding skill, followed by
a Skill Evaluation. TJPS also aims to
foster the importance of safety, time
management, compliance of manuals, and environmental awareness
in manufacturing processes through
this training.
Time not in favour
of P ORR & Sons
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Savera Hotel is celebrating Mother’s
Day with a 50 per cent discount for
mothers.
According to a press release, mocktails,
strawberry margarita, masala chaas,
mango mint coolent are among few that
Chennai, May 6 (PTI):
liberty to proceed with the demolition
will be available at Brunch at Piano.
of the building as required under law,’
The Madras High Court has directed
Similarly, garlic chicken soup, vegeta- the over-eight decade-old business
the court said.
ble clear soup, four varieties of bread, firm, P.ORR & Sons, situated on a
The firm is a tenant of Associated
Tamilnadu Governor K Rosaiah opened the plaque of the new building of Tamilnadu Elementary School
spicy grilled fish, BBQ lamb chops will busy road here, to demolish within ten
Publishers Private Ltd for more than
Teachers’ Federation in Chennai yesterday.
find place at Brunch at Bay 146.
days the building in which its located,
seven decades and the building is over
For lunch / dinner at Malgudi, there on the basis of expert committee report
100 years old.
will be Malgudi Vegetarian and Non that it endangers lives of occupants. If
The Associated Publishers, owner of
Vegetarian Thali. Vegetarian Thali - the company fails to demolish it, the
the land and building, after seeking an
Mokkajonnalu Charu, Merappakaya high court directed authorities to do it.
opinion of the IIT, had claimed that the
Paneer Vepudu, Koon Kurumelagu
A Division Bench, comprising Satish
structure was in a dilapidated condition,
Peralan, Mangai Murungakai Sam- K Agnihotri and Justice M Venugopal,
endangering the lives of occupants and
bar, Kovipoo Poriyal, Pudalangai dismissed the appeal filed by the firm,
passers-by due to the use of heavy
Kootu, Bendakaya Pulusu (Karna- famous for selling various types of
machines and tunnel-boring machines,
taka), Peechinga Kashuvandi Kari watches, challenging the order of a
which is being done by the railways for
(Kerala), Bangaladumpa Igguru single judge. ‘We do not find any infirthe metro rail project.
NT Bureau
(Andhra), Nei Pappu (Tamilnadu).
mity in the order passed by the learned
‘Education is the key to progress. The children
The Corporation had issued a notice,
Chennai, May 6:
Non Vegetarian Thali - Eraiche single judge,’ the court said.
citing the IIT opinion, asking the firm to
Tamilnadu Governor K Rosaiah
and youth of today are the future of a nation. They Elumbu Chaaru, Singekulam Yeraa ‘Since the building, which has been fence off the rear old building and take
on Tuesday described teachers as
sukka, Kollam Ellu Kozhe, Kothamalli
as in a precarious condition and
down the building so as to prevent any
should be moulded and guided on the right path’ Rasam, Pakoda More Kuzhambu, held
the pillars of a society and builders
which may result into causing loss to
damage. A single judge had on 13 Noof the nation, and expressed conPudikarunai Pule Kuzhambu, Urdha the occupant and to the surrounding
vember last dismissed the petition filed
tory
role
in
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development
of
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I
am
sure
the
teaching
fidence that the teaching fraternity
Kori Gassi (Karnataka), Alleppy Meen structures as opined by several exby P ORR and sons, holding that if the
man resource,’ he said.
fraternity will leave no room to any
will leave ‘no room to any disgrace
Theeyal (Kerala), Gongura Mam- perts, we are not inclined to interfere
building collapses, there would be loss
disgrace and will uphold the dignity sam Koora (Andhra), Nethili Meen
The Governor was giving his adand will uphold the dignity and pride
with the order of the learned single
of human life. On merit also, nothing
and pride of their sacred profes- Kuzhambu (Tamilnadu) Theer will
dress after opening the plaque of the
of their sacred profession.’
judge. The writ appeal stands disunreasonable was found in the notice.
sion,’ he said.
new building of Tamilnadu Elementary
‘Education is the key to progress.
also be Rose Milk / Malabar Parotta / missed.’
During the pendency of the petition,
School Teachers’ Federation here.
Tamilnadu Elementary School Chappathi / Tamarind Rice / Steamed
The children and youth of today are
‘We direct the appellant to demolish
the judge constituted a committee,
Teachers’ Federation secretary Rice / Appalam / Curd / Pickle / the building pursuant to the impugned
the future of a nation. They should
A teacher was a Guru and next to
comprising a Civil Engineer, a retired
be moulded and guided on the right
general Kamala Tripaty, president G Mysore Pak / Palada Pradhaman / notice issued by the Corporation and
God but there were some who were
Chief Engineer of the Public Works
path. The teachers are the pillars
Kamaraj, general secretary N Renga- Ice cream.
deviating from their path, he said.
also on the basis of the recommenDepartment and an Advocate of the
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S Democratic Presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton has
called for a comprehensive immigration reform, saying
this would be part of her four big fight during her election
campaign.
The American people support comprehensive immigration
reform is the right thing to do and because it will strengthen
families, strengthen our economy, and strengthen our country,
Hillary Clinton said.
That’s why we can’t wait any longer, we can’t wait any longer
for a path to full and equal citizenship, she said at an event in
Nevada in her first major policy speech on providing path to
citizenship to some 11 million illegal immigrants, including a
large number of Indians.
In her speech, she called for a full and equal path to citizenship,
endorsing President Barack Obama’s executive actions, and
going a step further by supporting an accessible pathway for
other sympathetic cases not covered by the President’s action
such as the parents of DREAMers to apply for the same deferred
action as other groups.
She made clear that one of the four big fights driving her
campaign will be strengthening families and communities and
immigration reform is crucial to that fight.
I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform and a path
to citizenship for you and for families across our country. I
will fight to stop partisan attacks on the executive actions that
would put Dreamers- including many with us today - at risk of
deportation, she asserted.
If Congress refuses to act, as President, she said, she will do
everything possible under the law to go even further.
The law currently allows for sympathetic cases to be
reviewed, but most of these cases have no way to get a real
hearing, she said.
It may be recalled that A US federal judge in Texas has denied
the federal government’s request to lift a hold on President Barack
Obama’s controversial immigration plan recently
By refusing to lift the ban he issued in February, the ruling
halts temporary relief from deportation and other immigration
benefits for up to 4.7 million immigrants in the US.
The plan was part of Obama’s executive order, bypassing the
Congress which had failed to agree on immigration reform.
But 26 states, led by Texas, filed a lawsuit to overturn Obama’s
executive actions, arguing they are unconstitutional and would
force them to invest more in law enforcement, health care and
education.
Will Smith @imWilISmith
Being nice to someone you dislike
doesn’t mean you’re being fake.
It means you’re mature enough to
tolerate that individual.
Raj [email protected]
Ignorance is dangerous, but
knowledge without responsibility
is more dangerous.
CHENNAI
Iran nuclear talks
to resume
US aims to make deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto
TEHRAN:
The European Commission says
negotiators from the EU and Iran will
resume talks on a deal to control Tehran’s nuclear program on 12 May in
Austria, and that they would be joined
by officials from six world powers
three days later.
The commission said in a statement that EU Political Director Helga
Schmid and Iranian deputy negotiators Abbas Araghchi and Madjid Takht Ravanchi will resume their work
on 12 May in Vienna.
Officials from the P5+1 group of world
powers -- the United States, Russia,
China, France, Britain, and Germany
-- will join the talks on 15 May.
The statement said negotiators will
continue their work on the drafting of
the main text of a framework agreement reached on 2 April in Switzerland after months of talks. The two
sides are aiming to complete a deal
before a self-imposed deadline of 30
June. Iran has long insisted its nuclear programme is only for peaceful
purposes, mainly to produce energy.
Meanwhile, Washington wants to be
Bounty on four
key Islamic
State figures
WASHINGTON:
The US administration has posted a
bounty of $20 million for information
on four key figures of the Islamic State
(IS), an extremist group it is fighting
in Iraq and Syria.
The State Department is seeking
tips that can lead to the arrest of Abd
al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, Abu
Mohammed al-Adnani, Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili and Tariq Binal-Tahar Bin al Falih al-Awni al-Harzi.
Al-Qaduli, once a deputy to the
leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi, rejoined the IS following
his release from prison in early 2012
and is operating from Syria, Xinhua
news agency cited the State Department as saying in a statement on
Tuesday.
Al-Adnani is the group`s official
spokesman, Batirashvili is serving as
a senior commander, while al-Harzi is
described as the leader for the border
region between Syria and Turkey and
chief of its suicide bombers.
Last year, they were branded as
specially designated global terrorists
by the US Department of Treasury.
NATURE’S PLAY
nearly a week of talks in New York
on Tuesday, the latest round in 18
months of discussions aimed at
clinching a long-term deal by 30
June to curb Iran’s nuclear program
in exchange for an end to sanctions.
Expert-level negotiations are expected to continue for several days.
The current talks have been taking
place on the sidelines of a conference
on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
certain that any nuclear deal between
Iran and major powers includes the
possibility of restoring UN sanctions if
Tehran breaks the agreement without
risking Russian and Chinese vetoes,
a senior US official said.
United Nations sanctions and a future mechanism for Iran to buy atomic
technology are two core sticking points
in talks on a possible nuclear deal on
which Tehran and world powers have
been struggling to overcome deep divisions in recent days, diplomats said on
condition of anonymity.
Negotiators were wrapping up
Western diplomats on condition of
anonymity said that Iran and the six
powers, who struck an interim agreement
on 2 April in Switzerland, were far from
agreement due to divisions on sanctions,
monitoring and other issues
The negotiations between Iran, the
United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European
Union will resume in Vienna next week.
The latest discussions revolved
around a future Security Council
resolution that would endorse a deal
Experiment on
midair
Germanwings co-pilot practised
descent on outbound flight
BERLIN: same day as the crash.
The Germanwings co-pilot susBild cited the sources as saying
pected of deliberately crashing a the BEA report would talk about a
plane in the French Alps in March, ‘controlled descent that lasted for
killing all 150 people on board, minutes and for which there was no
practised a descent on the previ- aeronautical justification’.
ous flight.
Lubitz had suffered from severe deProsecutors believe 27-yearpression in the past and a compuold German co-pilot Andreas
ter found in his home showed
Lubitz locked the captain
he had used the Internet to
out of the cockpit and
research ways of committing
veered the plane into an
suicide in the days leading
early descent on a flight
up to the crash.
from Barcelona to DuesProsecutors also found
Andreas Lubitz torn-up sick notes at his
seldorf on 24 March.
German newspaper Bild, cithome showing he should not
ing sources close to France’s BEA have flown on the day of the flight.
crash investigation agency, said an
According to new French investiinterim report that BEA was planning gators’ report, Andreas Lubitz had
to publish on Wednesday would say practised reducing flight altitude
that Lubitz had practised reducing on the outbound flight from Duesflight altitude on the outbound flight seldorf to Barcelona the same day
from Duesseldorf to Barcelona the as the crash
C
and render invalid all previous sanctions resolutions, while keeping UN
bans on ballistic missiles, an arms
embargo and some other restrictions.
US and European negotiators want
any easing of UN sanctions to be
automatically reversible - negotiators
call this a ‘snapback’ - if Tehran fails
to comply with terms of a deal. Russia
and China traditionally dislike such
automatic measures.
The ‘snapback’ is one of the most
important issues for Western governments who fear that, once any UN
sanctions on Iran are suspended, it
could be hard to restore them because Russia and China would veto
any such attempt.
Baker causes stir
with ‘tasteless’
9/11 cake
VIENNA:
A Vienna baker has stirred up anger
by making a cake depicting Austria’s
main political parties as New York’s
twin towers coming under attack from
opposition party aircraft.
‘It’s ironic
that a baker has no
taste,’ wrote
one critic on
the website
of the masscirculation
Heute tabloid that highlighted the
unusual creation. ‘I would call this
incitement to terrorism,’ wrote another.
But baker Thomas Kienbauer defended his work on Tuesday, saying
it represented legitimate political
commentary.
‘The cake is supposed to represent
the collapse of the ‘grand coalition’,’
he told Reuters, referring to the
centre-left Social Democrats (SPO)
and the conservative People’s Party
(OVP) who share power and have
dominated post-war politics here.
L ICK
PIC
Self-destructing
virus kills off PCs
SAN FRANCISCO:
A computer virus that tries to
avoid detection by making the
machine it infects unusable has
been found. If Rombertik’s evasion
techniques are triggered, it deletes
key files on a computer, making it
constantly restart.
Analysts said Rombertik was
‘unique’ among malware samples
for resisting capture so aggressively. On Windows machines where it
goes unnoticed, the malware steals
login data and other confidential
information.
Endless loop
Rombertik typically infected a
vulnerable machine after a boobytrapped attachment on a phishing
message had been opened, security researchers Ben Baker
and Alex Chiu, from Cisco,
said in a blogpost. Some of
the messages Rombertik
travels with pose as business enquiry letters from Microsoft.
The malware ‘indiscriminately’
stole data entered by victims on any
website, the researchers said. And
it got even nastier when it spotted
someone was trying to understand
how it worked.
‘Rombertik is unique in that it actively attempts to destroy the computer if it detects certain attributes
associated with malware analysis,’
the researchers said.
The malware regularly carries out
internal checks to see if it is under
analysis. If it believes it is, it will
attempt to delete an essential Windows system file called the Master
Boot Record (MBR).
It will then restart the machine
which, because the MBR is missing,
will go into an endless restart loop.
The code replacing the MBR makes
the machine print out a message
mocking attempts to analyse it.
Restoring a PC with its MBR deleted involves reinstalling Windows,
which could mean important data
is lost. Rombertik also uses
other tricks to
foil analysis.
One involves
writing a byte of data to memory 960
million times to overwhelm analysis
tools that try to spot malware by logging system activity. Security expert
Graham Cluley said destructive viruses such as Rombertik were quite
rare. ‘It’s not the norm,’ he said.
Smoke and lava explode from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. Molten lava and rocks went flying through the air after part of the
crater wall collapsed and caused the explosion. In the other photograph, taken in 2013 with NASA’s Hubble space telescope, shows a
galaxy from the farthest distance recorded: 13.1 billion light-years.
Merkel agrees to testify
on NSA co-operation
VOICE MAIL
Give us light
Sir,
Despite various problems faced
in West Chrompet area like poor
illumination and lack of hygiene
on many roads like CLC Works
Road, New Colony, the Pallavaram Municipality has not acted.
Most of the street lights don’t
function at CLC Works Road. Outdated lamps should be replaced
by sodium vapour lamps to avoid
accidents. Garbage is strewn
around on some stretches and
bins are often overflowing.
The same is the situation in several residential areas in Chrompet
and it is high the authorities took
steps.
N RAJESHWAR,
Chrompet
BERLIN:
quiry into NSA surChancellor Angela Merkel has
NEWS MAKER veillance in Europe.
of the day
It was too soon to
admitted it was ‘ambitious’ of her to
say whether her ofdemand that the US should not spy
fice would share with the inquiry the
on Germany after revelations of just
search terms and contact details - so
that by Edward Snowden.
called ‘selectors’ used by the NSA to
Merkel faces growing political presidentify surveillance targets.
sure to say whether she was aware
‘We are in a consultation process
that Germany’s foreign intelligence
with the US, after which we can take
service (BND) conducted electronic
surveillance on behalf of the US intelligence co-operations were that decision,’ she said.
National Security Agency (NSA).
Beyond agreement
essential to combat global threats,
According to reports, the automat- but agreed there was room for imTwo separate threads are uned electronic surveillance targeted provement in Berlin’s co-operation spooling in public: the intelligence
German citizens and companies, the with US intelligence services.
affair over what the NSA- BND coEADS aerospace consortium (now
‘I once said that spying on friends operation involved, and whether it
Airbus) as well as French, Austrian is not on.That seems to be a more went beyond an agreement signed
and EU government officials and ambitious goal than I thought, but we in 2002; and a second, political affair
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CHENNAI
Microsoft’s Edu-Cloud
to make learning ‘fun’
Hyderabad, May 6 (PTI):
Microsoft India on Tuesday unveiled Edu-Cloud, a cloud computing-based offering, designed to
offer digital learning and teaching
in schools and higher educational
institutions through virtual learning
platforms in India.
Microsoft India chairman Bhaskar Pramanik said Edu-Cloud is expected
to benefit 10 lakh
teachers and 60 lakh
students in over
1,500 institutes
over the next 18
months.
‘Today’s students are digital natives. At Microsoft, we help them
imagine the future and realise it.
With the help of cloud computing,
they create, deliver, and manage
content from any device, anywhere,
anytime, making learning easy and
fun’, he said at a press conference
here.
The company has also announced
a tie-up with the Chaitanya group of
educational institutions, which will
adopt Edu-Cloud.
Sri Chaitanya Schools is one of
the first K-12 education networks to
adopt Microsoft India’s Edu-Cloud
for its teachers and students in 80
schools, he added.
Teachers and students of Sri
Chaitanya Schools will use 14,000
Windows-powered tablets to access
rich, interactive and relevant content from the Microsoft cloud to
make learning and
teaching more engaging and productive, B S Rao,
founder, Sri Chaitanya Schools said.
In the last 10 years, Microsoft’s
education, skill development, entrepreneurship and digital literacy
programmes
have touched over five crore people in 20 different states of India.
Microsoft has invested over Rs 670
crore in not-for-profit programmes
such as YouthSpark, BizSpark,
Imagine Cup and Partners in Learning in India in the last decade alone,
Pramanik added.
Tata opens 5,000th
Indicash ATM in TN
Tata Communications Payment Solutions Limited (TCPSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata
Communications Limited, has announced the
deployment of its 5000th Indicash ATM at Damal,
a village in Kanchipuram taluk. With this launch,
Indicash has emerged as the largest white label
ATM network in the country in less than two years
since its launch in June, 2013, a release said.
Videocon slashes
roaming rates
Videocon Telecom has slashed the national roaming rates as per the TRAI’s guidelines.
According to a press note, the drop in tariff is to the
extent of 75 per cent on local and national SMS; 40
per cent on incoming calls; and 23 and 20 per cent
on STD and local calls respectively while roaming.
For outgoing local voice call while on national
roaming, the telco has slashed the price to Re. 0.80
per minute from the previous Re. 1.00 per minute.
Vodafone ties up
with Diabetacare
Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, has collaborated with
Diabetacare to launch dCare Smart, a device that
helps people better manage diabetes.
According to a press release, it is a GSM SIM
enabled wireless glucometer that helps people to
proactively monitor their blood sugar levels which
is powered by Vodafone’s machine to machine
(M2M) embedded cellular technology.
Realty bites
India needs 8 crore skilled workers by 2022
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Firstsource Solutions Limited on
Tuesday reported its consolidated
financial results for the quarter and
year ended March 2015
A statement here said, for the
quarter ended 31 March, 2015,
revenues of Rs 7,540 million, were
up 0.4 per cent Q-o-Q compared
to Rs 7,510 million for the quarter
ended December 2014 and down
5.3 per cent Y-o-Y compared to Rs
7,962 million for the quarter ended
March 2014.
Operating EBIT (earnings before
interest and tax) stood at Rs 813
million, up 8.9 per cent Q-o-Q
compared to Rs 746 million for the
quarter ended December 2014 and
up 0.6 per cent Y-o-Y compared to
Rs 808 million for the quarter ended
March 2014.
PAT (profi t after tax) was at Rs
623 million, up 8.3 per cent Q-o-Q
compared to Rs 575 million for the
quarter ended December 2014 and
up 5.9 per cent Y-o-Y compared to
Rs 588 million for the quarter ended
March 2014.
NT Bureau / PTI
New Delhi / Chennai , May 6 (PTI):
The country will require nearly eight
crore strong skilled workforce in the
construction and real estate sector
by 2022, according to a report by National Skill Development Corporation
(NSDC).
‘India will need around 76.5 million
strong workforce in the India’s booming building, construction and real
estate sector. Out of the 24 sectors
studied by NSDC, this sector will have
the maximum incremental human resource requirement from 2013-2022’,
the report said.
The demand of skilled employment
in the sector arises due to demand for
affordable housing which is expected
to increase to 38 million from 29 million (present) by 2030, it said.
Moreover, rapid growth in IT and
financial services into Tier-II and
Tier-III cities, investments in key infrastructure segments including power,
road, railways, ports and civil aviation
which are expected to touch $1 trillion
during the 12th Plan period, will also
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Stakeholders feel the pain
Knight Frank India along with Federation of Indian Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Tuesday launched the findings of
the Real Estate Sentiment Index for Q1 2015 (January- March 2015).
In a press release here, Knight Frank India’s chief economist & director - (Research), Samantak Das says, ‘Developers across the six
cities (Mumbai, NCR, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad & Pune) have
continued to restrict new residential launches owing to the oversupply
scenario prevailing over the last eight quarters’.
contribute to the requirement, the
report said.
It also said that the construction sector is one
of the largest seasonal
employment providers
in India next only to
agriculture and is also
highly unorganised, principle industry employing
short duration out-migrant.
‘There is a huge need that the
industry has to cater to. We need
manpower proficient with excellent
skills on technical abilities. The industry and the government need to pay
a special focus on this segment of
workforce’, MD & CEO of NSDC
Dilip Chenoy said.
‘Between 2000 and
2013, the sector attracted $40.4 billion
as foreign direct investment. It is expected to attract FDI
of $180 billion by 2020.
The sector grew at a
CAGR of 9.42 per cent between 2003-04 and 2012-13. Capital
investments in the sector is anticipated to rise from $651 billion in 201213 to $1,181 billion in 2019-20’, the
report added.
Biz all set to be
‘easy’ in India
Tube Investments Q4
profit jumps two-fold
Govt takes steps to improve sentiment
New Delhi, May 6 (PTI):
Government on Tuesday
said several steps, including reduction in number
of documents for foreign
trade and online application for environment clearance, have been taken to
improve ‘ease of doing
business’ in the country.
‘Significant improvements have been made
in regulatory environment
through deregulation, delicensing and simplification
of procedures. An action
plan has been proposed
for improvement in the
regulatory environment
and improving ease of
doing business’, Finance
Minister Arun Jaitley said
in a written reply to the
Rajya Sabha.
Initiatives taken for ease
of doing business, include
reduction of required
document for export and
import to three, payment
of ESIC and EPFO made
Positive trends in GDP too?
Benign oil prices, likely monetary policy easing
and government reform initiatives will help the
Indian economy to grow at 8.1-8.5 per cent in the
current fiscal, Parliament was informed on Tuesday.
‘The increase in GDP growth can be expected
on account of factors like benign oil prices, likely
monetary policy easing facilitated by lower inflation
and lower inflationary expectations....’, Minister of
State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in a written
reply in the Rajya Sabha.
online with 56 accredited
banks and elimination of
requirement of ‘no objection certificate (NOC)/consent to establish for new
electricity connection.
Also, the process of applying for environment
and forest clearances has
been made online.
India has been ranked
142 among the 189
countries in the latest
report of the World Bank,
falling two places from
last year’s ranking. The
government is aiming to
‘Content should not be blocked or slowed’
consultation paper on allowing telecom companies
like Airtel, Vodafone and
Reliance to charge consumers differently
for using different
websites and mobile applications, he
said the government
had powers to give directions to the regulator on
public policy.
‘Government agrees with
5
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Solutions
PAT up 21.4%
Net Neutrality: IT Ministry
takes a stand
New Delhi, May 6 (PTI):
Committing himself to
keep the internet equally
accessible to all users,
Telecom and IT Minister
Ravi Shankar Prasad on
Tuesday said blocking and
deliberate slowing down
or speeding up of lawful
content on the web should
not be allowed.
With over a million Internet users opposing TRAI’s
WEDNESDAY
6 MAY 2015
the viewpoint that blocking and deliberate slowing down/speeding up of
lawful content
on Internet
should not be
allowed and
customers
should have
unrestricted
access to all lawful content
on Internet’, he said replying to a call attention notice
on net neutality in Rajya
Sabha. He, however, said
the implications of net neutrality would need detailed
expert examination with regard to traffic management,
national security, integrity
of network and investment
in infrastructure.
‘This is what governments
and regulators all over the
world are grappling with’,
he said.
improve India’s ranking
within the 50th position.
Jaitley further said the
‘Make in India’ initiative is
targeted towards making
the country an important
investment destination
and a global hub for manufacturing, design and
innovation.
The ‘Make in India’ initiative, he said aims to
achieve the objective
by creating an investor
friendly environment,
modern and effi cient infrastructure, opening of
new sectors to FDI and
forging partnership between government and
industry through a ‘positive mindset’.
The Finance Minister
also said several measures have been taken
or are proposed for promotion of manufacturing
sector under the initiative.
The measures include
simplification of allotment
of PAN and TAN cards,
and inclusion of corporate identity number (CIN)
as a proof of identity.
An additional investment
allowance (15 per cent)
and additional depreciation has been provided to
new manufacturing units
set up in notified areas of
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar,
Telangana and West Bengal during April 2015 and
March 2020. Steps have
also been taken on the indirect tax front to promote
manufacturing.
Muthoot’s income at
Rs 4,325 crore
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Tube Investments of India, a Murugappa Group
company, has
registered a
two-fold jump
in consolidated net profit
at Rs 147.52
crore for the
last quarter
of 2014-15
fiscal.
According to a press release, the company had
a consolidated net profit
of Rs 69.18 crore during
the year-ago period.
Consolidated total income from operations
for the January-March
2015 quarter rose to Rs
2,367.35 crore from Rs
2,282.56 crore in same
period of 2013-14.
The company said it
sold certain non-operating assets and earned
profits of Rs 61.43 crore
during the quarter.
For the financial year
ending 31 March, 2015,
net profit grew by 36.3
per cent to Rs 424.36
crore from Rs 311.31
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Chennai, May 6:
Muthoot Finance Ltd registered a net profit of Rs 165
crore for the quarter ended 31 March, 2015 and Rs 671
crore for the year ended as of same date.
According to a press release, the company has also
decided its entry into housing loan business by investing
upto Rs 50 crore in Muthoot Homefin (India) Ltd , a registered housing finance company with National Housing
Bank (NHB).
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crore in 2013-14.
Total income from operations stood at Rs
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Rs 8,834.49
crore in 201314.
The Board of
Directors recommended a
final dividend
of Rs 0.50 per
equity share of Rs two
each for the year ending
31 March, 2015.
An interim dividend of
Rs 1.50 per share was
declared at the meeting
of the Board on 4 February and the same has
been paid, it said.
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6 WEDNESDAY
6 MAY 2015
CHENNAI
Pressure brings the best
out of me: Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu
qMumbai Indians manage thrilling win over Delhi Dardevils
Mumbai, May 6:
With an unbeaten 49 off 40
balls Ambati Rayudu steered the
Mumbai Indians to victory at the
Wankhede Stadium and helped
the team climb to the fourth position in the Pepsi IPL 2015 points
table. Coming in to bat under
trying circumstances, with the
team struggling at 40 for four and
rain threatening to tip the match
in the Delhi Daredevils favour
(on the D/L method), the middleorder batsman played a watchful
knock to take the team to a much
needed win.
Fortunately for the hosts, the
rain didn’t cause a third interruption and allowed Rohit Sharma
and Rayudu to stitch together a
60-run stand to keep their side in
the fray. While the captain kept
the run rate in check, the middleorder batsman paced his knock to
hold the innings together.
We had lost four wickets
and it was necessary at
that point to bat till the end and
take the game exactly how we
planned it, Rayudu told iplt20.
com later.
Speaking about the partnership with his captain, he said,
There was no discussion as such,
we were just trying to bat to the
end. It was difficult to plan as
such; but if there was a plan, it
was to be there at the end.
Also known to hit the big shots,
Rayudu had been careful to rotate
the strike and curb his instincts. ‘It
comes with experience to be honest. That is what you learn as you
grow as a batsman. It is not about
hitting fours and sixes; you have
to play according to the situation.
I think once you are a seasoned
cricketer you know how to handle
situations and I am happy that I
could do that today. And it gives
me immense happiness to come
out on top,’ Rayudu expressed
happiness at getting the job done.
‘I have played quite a few innings for MI like that. It is just
trying to be there till the end and
being calm, knowing what I can
do and what (Kieron) Pollard can
do, and playing to our strengths.
It helps when you have played
with somebody for a very long
time and you know which bowlers
he can target and which bowlers
I can target. So it makes it all the
more easier,’ Rayudu added.
‘Waqar faces ouster’
Karachi, May 6(PTI):
Pakistan’s head coach Waqar
Younis is likely to face the axe
if the national cricket team fails
to win the Test series against
Bangladesh.
Inquiries carried out by PTI
have confirmed that the former
Test captain, who is now in
the second year of
h i s
coaching assignment
with the Pakistan
Cricket Board, is
facing a possible axe as
opinion against
his coaching
abilities have
increased in the
board and generally in the cricket
community.
Even a draw in the
second Test is not going to save
Waqar’s job. He has to inspire
Pakistan to win the Test, an
insider in the PCB said.
Waqar and the PCB have
come under increasing criticism for the team’s recent poor
performances which have seen
them not win a single match so
far in Bangladesh.
It is an outrageous situation for
Pakistan cricket and if Pakistan
can’t win the Test the coaches
need to be changed so do the
people running cricket affairs in
the board, former Test captain
Muhammad Yousuf said.
People can’t tolerate such
performances. Other countries
change their coaches if they
don’t deliver so what if Waqar
is removed what is wrong
with that, Yousuf said.
The insider said the
PCB had made up
its mind to even pay
Waqar three months
pay as compensation if it releases him
after the series as his
contract runs until April,
2016.
Former Pakistan pacer
Sikander Bakht felt that Pakistan could win the Test if it
rested one batsman and played
an extra bowler in the match as
the pitches are batting friendly
in Bangladesh.
Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif said that Waqar would
be desperate to win as his own
reputation was at stake now.
It was a knock under pressure
which the middle-order batsman
confessed he relishes. Pressure
brings the best out of me. I stay a
lot calmer when I have a target it
mind and I know how to pace an
innings. I am happy that I could
do it today, Rayudu stated.
With Rohit back in the pavilion,
Pollard had joined forces with
Rayudu and the pair went about
their task in calculated manner.
Reiterating his partner’s words,
the West Indian said You just
back yourself, your strengths
and ability. In the last couple
of games this is the role I have
been given. For me it’s about
just ‘see the ball and try and
hit it’. The equation was on the
scoreboard so we knew what we
had to get. Ambati batted pretty
well to go through the innings
and getting sixes and fours at
Maria Sharapova adMaria Sharapova
Madrid, May 6:
Maria Sharapova advanced to the
third round of the Madrid Open by
beating Mariana Duque-Marino of
Colombia 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday.
The third-seeded Russian and defending champion broke Duque-Marino’s serve four times while saving
three break points on her own serve.
‘She is someone who, if you give
her time, creates angles, slices and
usually drop-shots a lot more than
she did in this match because she
has the hands and the ability to do
Bopanna-Mergea
crosses first hurdle
Waqar Younis
crucial times was always going
to be the battle.’
Speaking about the plans
they had devised to get to the
target, Rayudu added, When it
had come down to getting ten
runs per over, all we had to do
was hit one boundary an over
and run the next five balls (for
singles). It is exactly what we
were doing till the 19th over.
We wanted to leave around six
or seven runs for the last over;
we left eight and it was all about
one hit in the next few balls.’
Pollard, who had joined him
with MI requiring 53 from 30
balls said, Watching from inside
we knew who was to bowl in the
final overs. We like to play here
at the Wankhede; when you look
at it, most of the runs (are) scored
at the back end of the innings
anyway.’
Madrid, May 6(PTI):
Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea came
from a set down to get the better of Marin Draganja and Henri
Kontinen in
the first round of
the men’s
doubles
Tennis
event at
the Madrid
Open tennis tournament here
The IndoRomanian pair defeated the CroatFinnish combination 5-7 7-6(5) 10-6
to enter the Round of 32 at the
USD 4,660,678 event. Involved in a
neck-and-neck battle with the match
swinging from one end to another,
Bopanna and Mergea managed to
maintain their composure to pull off
a hard-fought victory.
so,’ Sharapova said.
Sharapova’s next opponent will be
Caroline Garcia of France, who beat
the 14th-seeded Karolina Pliskova
of the Czech Republic 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.
Fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova of
the Czech Republic also advanced,
beating Coco Vandeweghe of the
United States 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Also,
Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic beat Varvara Lepchenko of the
United States 6-4, 6-2, and Victoria
Azarenka of Belarus defeated Ajla
Tomljanovic of Croatia 6-3, 6-3.
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, seededseventh, beat Elina Svitolina of
Ukraine 6-3, 6-4.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia rallied in a hard-fought second
set to beat Sara Errani of Italy 3-6,
7-6 (7), 6-4.
In the men’s tournament, fifth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada served
nine aces and broke Argentine
player Juan Monaco’s serve twice
to win 6-3, 6-4. Raonic is enjoying a
career-high ATP ranking at No. 6 and
arrived in Madrid after reaching the
quarterfinals or better in nine of his
last 12 Masters tournaments.
Also, 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov
of Bulgaria advanced after Donald
Young of the United States had to retire from the match because of injury.
The 25-year-old Young received
treatment for back pain while trailing
6-4, 3-0 and was unable to resume
play.Dimitrov will next face Fabio
Fognini of Italy. Nick Kyrgios of
Australia reached the second round
by beating Daniel Gimeno-Traver of
Spain 6-2, 6-3. Kyrgios was beaten
in the final of the Estoril Open two
days ago by Richard Gasquet, and
also lost his status as ATP’s highestranked teenager because he turned
20 that day.
India outplays Japan
Bhubanewsar, May 6(PTI):
After a drab draw in the opener,
India dispatched Japan 2-0 in the
second game of the four match
hockey test series here.
Yuvraj Walmiki and Dharamvir
Singh scored for the home team.
The match had a cracking start
where both teams came out attacking.While Japan were looking for a
calculative move to enter into the
Indian side with their long passes,
the hosts were ready to defend and
created an initial opening. Despite the
efforts of the home team, no goals
were scored in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, both teams
played defensively, waiting for the
right moment to strike.
Despite positive play from Japan,
India took the lead in the 27th minute
when Yuvraj Walmiki gave a fine pass
to S K Uthappa, who flawlessly struck
a delightful field goal.
India tried to build pressure on the
opponent team in the third quarter,
making some lovely moves and interceptions. Amidst a well organised
defense by both teams, the third
quarter remained goal-less.
The Indian team was seen attacking
from the right flank in the fourth quarter. Japan made quick moves and
continued to restrict the opponent to
get into the circle until Dharamvir effortlessly breached the defence in the
48th minute, landing the ball into the
nets taking for the decisive 2-0 lead.
Troubles mount
for Ramachandran
New Delhi, May 6 (PTI):
The move to oust Indian Olympic
Association president N Ramachandran today gathered steam as
two National Sports Federation and
two state Olympic Association joined
the chorus in demanding a No Confidence Motion against him by calling
a Special General Meeting.
Two NSFs, Badminton Association
of India and Modern Pentathlon shot
off letters to the IOA to convene a
Special General Meeting to vote on
the No Confidence Motion against
Ramachandran while the state Olympic associations of Bihar and Uttar
Pradesh did the same.
Hockey India, Bowling Federation
of India and Jharkhand Olympic Association have already moved a No
Confidence Motion against Ramachandran and called for a SGM of the
IOA to vote on the issue.
‘As per Rule VIII (i) and (ii) of IOA
Constitution, we Badminton Association of India are moving a vote of no
confidence against Mr N Ramachandran, President IOA,’ BAI President
Akhilesh Das Gupta and General
Secretary Vijai Sinha wrote in a letter addressed to the IOA president,
secretary general and treasurer.
We request you to convene the
Special General Meeting (SGM) of
IOA at the earliest to discuss on the
vote of no confidence against Mr N
Ramachandran, president IOA, the
BAI said.
Das Gupta is currently one of the
vice-presidents of the IOA. He is
also the president of Uttar Pradesh
Olympic Association.
Modern Pentathlon general secretary Namdev Shirgaonkar told PTI
that his NSF has also moved a No
Confidence Motion against Ramachandran.
Yes, we have moved the No Confidence Motion against Ramachandran. We support the move started
by Hockey India, he said.
McCullum has set high standards: Southee
in fast bowling dept at the moment since bursting on the scene as a
Mumbai, May 6(PTI): sive nature and the way he manages
it’s bright for a few years yet,’ said 19-year-old against England at NaPraising Brendon McCullum for his players. His man management is outSouthee who has taken 6 wickets in pier with a 5 for 55 haul - said he was
aggressive style of leadership, Kiwi standing. The attacking mindset that
7 games for Rajasthan Royals in the always striving to improve.
pacer Tim Southee feels that the he brings in is probably the reason
ongoing Indian Premier League.
‘I am always trying to get better.
New Zealand captain has set a new why we are where we are today, said
Tim Southee
On the contribution of Shane Bond, It’s nice to see some results coming
benchmark in world cricket for others Southee.
With their stupendous run in the
who was New Zealand’s bowling your way.’
to follow.
coach till the conclusion of the World
Asked about his potent new ball
‘He’s changed the game and other World Cup, New Zealand jumped
Cup, Southee said the younger fast partnership with left-arm Trent Boult,
teams are trying to be as attacking eight places in the world one-day
bowler’s in the team were fortunate Southee said they understood each
as Brendon has been. He’s, sort of, rankings and are currently lying third
to be guided by the one-time world’s other and performed well in tandem.
set a standard as captain to follow. behind champions Australia and
fastest bowler.
Others are trying to emulate what 2011 winners India in the pecking
‘We complement each other well
He’s done a great job since he’s with a light-left combination. FortuBrendon is doing, his aggressive order.
been there. He’s got a great group of nately, we both swing it; it’s a masSouthee, who formed a lethal new
mindset, the 26-year-old pacer said
guys to work with. The group, coming sive asset in any conditions. We get
ball partnership with left-arm pacer
in an interaction.
through, is very talented. We were on pretty well and know each other
Southee, who grabbed 15 wickets Trent Boult in the 50-over showpiece
lucky to have someone of his caliber and each other’s game pretty well. If
from 9 matches in the World Cup in event in which the latter was the joint
to mentor the young group coming we can get swing, we become even
which his country finished runners- highest wicket taker with Australia’s
through. The guys would have learnt more dangerous.’
up to tournament co-hosts Australia, Mitchell Starc, said the fast bowling
a lot since the time he’s been there. It
credited McCullum for taking Kiwi scene in his country looks bright at
New Zealand lost in the World Cup
present.
will stand them in good stead for the final to Trans-Tasman foes Australia,
cricket to greater heights.
years to come.
I think it’s in good state at the moand Southee said his country had a
Probably the reason why New
On his own recent form Southee - great run before tripping at the final
Zealand cricket is where it’s today ment. A lot of young bowlers coming
who has taken 136 wickets in Tests hurdle.
is through his captaincy, his aggres- through and we have got great talent
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Mixed Bag
CHENNAI
WEDNESDAY
6 MAY 2015
Engg admission:
First step starts
‘Kidnapped’
Councillor
returns safely
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
In a bizarre turn of events, two
AIADMK men who were allegedly
kidnapped by unidentified persons
were brought back to safety last night.
The men claimed that they were kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity
and were taken to Thiruvannamalai.
The reason for the same is not yet
established.
According to police sources, R V
Thanaraj (38), Councillor of Ward-12
in Thiruvottriyur and D Ravi who was
the former councillor of Ward 25, were
reportedly kidnapped by an unknown
gang on Monday. The families had
filed police complaints after they went
missing.
Meanwhile, there are allegations
that the kidnappings were staged.
Police said, a special team formed
by Additional Commissioner Ravi Kumar and Deputy Commissioner Selva
Kumar, is probing the case.
q Anna varsity issues applications
BJP senior leader Vanathi Srinivasan participating in a protest seeking
bus shelter at BSS Hospital near Mandaveli Bus Stand in Chennai
today.
School gets playground,
thanks to CSR
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Apollo Tyres has invested Rs 1,500
crore at its Chennai plant to expand
its truck-bus dial tyre capacity from
6,000 to 9,000 units in a day.
Speaking on the side lines after
inaugurating a playground at the
Government Middle School in Vallakottai near Chennai as part of CSR
project, president, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Apollo Tyres,
Satish Sharma said,’we have reached
a stage where capacity is going to be
a concern, since capacity utilisation
would reach 100 per cent by June. To
cater to future demand, it was decided
to expand the capacity.’
Satish Sharma said the company
has already invested over Rs 2,100
crore in the Chennai facility. ‘On
an average, the company exports
1,00,000 car tyres and 15,000 truck/
bus tyres a month. We are constrained by our existing capacity to
exports more. That is the reason we
are investing in the Chennai plant,’
he said.
Satish Sharma said at present the
car tyre capacity of the Chennai plant
is 16,000 units in a day. ‘There is no
plan on expanding the car tyres expansion as of now,’ he said.
The company is also investing
Rs 400-500 crore to expand its offhighway tyres manufacturing capacity
in Kerala.
NT Bureau
Chennai, May 6:
Anna University, the apex agency in the State for engineering
courses, today started issuing
application forms for admission to
B.E., B.Tech for the academic year
2015-16. The forms will be issued
till 27 May.
Speaking to reporters, Chairman of Tamilnadu Engineering
Admissions and Vice-Chancellor
of Anna University, Dr M Rajaram
said that the number of students
willing to opt engineering courses
is expected to increase from the
previous year.
‘If necessary, more forms will be
printed,’ said Secretary of Tamilnadu Engineering Admissions,
Rhymend Uthariaraj V.
For the 19th counselling session
of engineering students, Anna
University has released 2.4 lakh
applications at 59 centres in the
State.
The application costs Rs 500 for
general categories and Rs 250 for
SC/ST students.
Rhymend told that counselling for
engineering colleges will presume
from 1 July. On talking about the
scope for jobs, he said that the
Students with parents going through the Tamilnadu Engineering
Application forms at Anna University in Chennai today.
selection of college plays a vital added. Courses such as Mechanirole as it decides the student’s cal, Civil, Electronics & Electrical
are expected to be in high demand
career growth.
‘As much as learning new tech- this year.
According to Somna Krishna who
nology is important, unlearning the
conventional method of studying is willing to pursue Mechanical
is equally given prominence,’ he Engineering, ‘I hope I get enough
marks to take up the course I like.
mentioned.
‘It is better to not opt for speciali- The course is no more confined
sation courses in Under Gradua- to boys as more and more girls
tion level. Students should pursue are willing to take it up. Parental
higher studies as there is a wide support in understanding their
scope for them in research,’ he children’s wish is a must.’
‘Research should
benefit society’
VIT holds international conference in ICSET
NT Bureau
Vellore, May 6:
The outcome of all research should
ultimately benefit the society, said VIT
Chancellor G Viswanathan.
Presiding at the 10th International
Conference on Science, Engineering
and Technology (ICSET)-2015 at VIT
University here on Tuesday, he said
Many foreign universities are now
promoting research by students and
faculty for commercialisation. ‘We
are also encouraging such models.
Our students and faculty should have
their own industrial estates to realise
the Prime Minister’s dream of Make
in India campaign’, he said.
VIT University is giving more importance for research. For the past
4-5 years there has been increase in
number of research papers. In 2010,
400 research papers were submitted
in VIT University. Last year, 1,800
papers were submitted. ‘The success
rate in research papers is 50 to 60 per
cent and we are planning to increase
it to cent per cent,’ he said.
Earlier, inaugurating the conference, former Deputy Director General
of Meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, YEA Raj said,
scientists and technologists should
make the entire system very flexible,
Bollywood
sympathises
with Salman
VIT University Chancellor G Viswanathan, former Deputy Director General of Meteorology Y E A Raj,
VIT vice-president G V Selvam among others with the conference souvenir in Vellore yesterday.
so that everyone can get the benefits. Recent advances such as digital S-band radar which observe
the atmosphere round-the-clock greatly help Indian
Meteorological Department (IMD) in forecasting
weather almost accurately.
He also said ‘Mathematics paved the way for the development of Science and Technology. Atmospheric
science is a branch of mathematics. Even though
people had the idea of this branch of mathematics
400 years ago, the concept of weather forecasting
was a recent development. In 1940 Radar Technology was invented. Using that technology, Scientists
began to predict climate and weather. In 1970, using
our own technology, we developed and installed our
own Radar System in Vishakapatnam. Today we
are using radar, super computers and satellite data.
There is a theory which says that weather can be
predicted based on using mathematical equations.’
VIT Vice-Chancellor V Raju said that research has
become a culture for VIT students.
A total of 2240 academicians, scientists, engineers
and experts from industries from across the country
are participating in the conference, more than 1144
research papers were received.
University of Malaya, Photonics Research Centre,
Director Harith Ahmed also spoke on the occasion.
VIT University vice president G V Selvam, Pro
Vice Chancellor S Narayanan, Toronto University
Professor Nadesa Pazhaniyar, Indian Institute Of
Crop Processing (Tanjore) Professor K Singavelu,
Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) Professor Y
N Srikanth also participated in the conference.
ICSET convener S Babu welcomed the gathering
and organising secretary G Jayaram proposed a
vote of thanks.
Watson eyes win
over Sunrisers
Rafale deal:
Parrikar meets
French Minister
7
Gates Foundation
not under
scanner: Govt
New Delhi, May 6:
Government today dismissed reports suggesting that the Home Ministry was looking into the funding of the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
‘Reports in a section of media about
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
coming under the scanner of Home
Ministry is not based on facts. There
is no such action,’ Home Ministry
spokesperson KS Dhatwalia said.
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WHERE THEY STAND
TEAMS
‘Maxwell has
disappointed himself’
George Bailey said swashbuckling
all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has disappointed himself in the IPL, even as
the Kings XI Punjab captain remained
optimistic about the team’s chances
of making it to the play-offs despite
seven losses.
Managing just 62 runs
from 5 IPL outings,
Maxwell is certainly
not looking the World
Cup-winning Australian player in this cashrich league and Bailey
could not agree more.
He (Maxwell) absolutely
has disappointed himself.
The other thing about Maxy
is that he plays a unique
brand of cricket and sometimes it does not come off
as we would like, he said.
Bailey said Maxwell took a
while to adapt to the different
playing conditions in India,
which are very different from
Australia.
‘He’s come from the World
Cup and it took a while for him
to adapt. Conditions are different in India and Australia,
he said.
Bailey also opined that external pressure gets the better of Maxwell at times.
He has played enough
cricket here and, I think it is
the outside world that puts
more pressure on him
rather than anything
else. I am sure he
will do far better
in the coming
games, he
said.
Even after losing seven of their
nine games, Bailey expects his
team, which is
languishing at the
bottom,
to make
the playoffs as
there
a r e
still
Glenn Maxwell
few matches to play catch-up
with other sides.
There is still plenty to play for
and we hope to still make it, he
said.
Unable to get the team’s combination right in this season, Bailey is
taking inspiration from Delhi Daredevils show last year, who failed to
get going but are a much improved
side this year.
We are disappointed. But we have
the team to turn it around. This is a
unique competition. You can chose
your teams and then go about it. We
have not got the right combination.
It can happen to any team. Look at
Delhi, they did not do well last season
but this year they have done better.
There is still plenty to play for and we
hope to still make it.’
Bailey blamed the top-order for the
team’s failure, but opined that the
bowling has been good compared to
last season.
Our top order batting failure has
been the worry for us. The bowling
has been pretty good. Last year,
bowling was our weakest link. It is
disappointing as far as the batting is
concerned, but I am confident it will
come good, he said.
FAIRPLAY AWARD
Won
Lost
Tied
N/R
Chennai Super Kings
Mat
10
7
3
0
0
PTS
14
Rajasthan Royals
11
6
3
0
2
14
Kolkata Knight Riders
10
5
4
0
1
11
Mumbai Indians
10
5
5
0
0
10
RCB
9
4
4
0
1
9
Delhi Daredevils
10
4
6
0
0
8
Sunrisers Hyderabad
9
4
5
0
0
8
Kings XI Punjab
9
2
7
0
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TOMORROW’S MATCHES
Rajasthan Royals VS Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai, 4 pm
Kolkata Knight Riders VS Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata, 8 pm
Akram backs Narine
to come back stronger
With questions being raised over Sunil Narine’s action
again, Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram
has said the mystery spinner will bounce back from the
rough patch and the defending champions are in need of
his services in their ongoing IPL cricket campaign.
Coming clean after a rehabilitation program post being
called for chucking in last year’s Champions League
T20, Narine was was once called for a suspect action in
this IPL edition and subsequently barred from bowling
the off-spinner. Akram insists things will soon fall into
place for the champion spinner.
He is a hard working guy and I am sure everything
will go well for him. KKR need him. Narine has been
exceptional for KKR. He bowled us to the championship
in 2012, and he contributed immensely last season,
the legendary Pakistani pacer told reporters at DPS
North Kolkata.
Giving an update on his retest for
the offspin delivery, Akram said: ‘We are expecting
the report on Narine in the next couple of days, which
would decide his fate.’
KKR have managed beautifully without their ace
spinner, who was instrumental in the Kolkata-based
franchise winning the trophy last season, as his replacement in Australian chinaman bowler Brad Hogg
has claimed eight wickets in four matches with an
Sunil Narine
economy o 6.21. Akram gave credit to KKR skipper
Gautam Gambhir to ring in the change successfully.
‘The credit goes to Gambhir for being constantly in
search for a mystery spinner. A mystery spinner is
one whose ball you can’t pick easily. Hogg surely has
filled in Narine’s shoes perfectly. This is what Narine
has been doing and that is exactly what Hogg is doing.’
The Sultan of Swing also showered praise on speedster Umesh Yadav, whose twin blow in the first over
including that of David Warner helped KKR thrash
SunRisers Hyderabad by 35 runs.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
AJINKYA RAHANE (RR)
ASHISH NEHRA (CSK)
58 points
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
ANDRE RUSSELL (KKR)
430 runs
17 wickets
207 Pts
Team Cummins
wins Knight golf
Back to winning ways, defending champions Kolkata Knight
Riders enjoyed a day out playing serious golf as tear-away
pacer Patrick Cummins and his team won the inaugural Knight
Golf Tournament that took place at the Royal Calcutta Golf
Club.
Cummins and his teammates Mayukh Ray, Abhikansh Basu
and Sanjay Asmera returned with a team total of 53 points in
a star-studded field of KKR players.
All-rounder Ryan Ten Doeschate and his team comprising
Ankush Singhania, Gurshaan Kohli and Yogesh Bedi carded
56 points to finish the day as runners-up. 44-year-old Brad
Hogg showed his energy on the golf course as well when he
came back with 57 points along with his teammates Ishan
Bajoria, Akshay Pasari and Paresh Patel for the third position.
Encountering the wild
T
he leopard looks right into your eye, so does
the Bengal tiger. One wrong move and you
are their prey. So vivid and live were the works
of artist S Venkatkrishnan, who is exhibiting his
paintings at La Galerie D’Expression at Hotel
Ambassador Pallava.
The show is on till 15 May.
His theme, Art Safari, takes the onlookers into
the world of the big cats. Ranging from the collection of leopards to Bengal tigers and lions, each
of his work brings out emotions of the animals at
different times of the day.
The elephants in a fight or the hawk in wait for its
prey or a stag just grazing in the wilderness show
the different layers of colours that is blended into
one to bring out an outstanding piece of work.
His medium includes, oil colour, graphite and
pastels, with graphite dominating this series. He
S Venkatkrishnan
has inherently caught the beauty of wild animals
on canvas in their varied emotions.
Venkatkrishnan has been painting ever since
he was a child. Raised in an environment where
life revolved around wildlife and painting, he
naturally chose to blend in.
Most of the works are replicas of wildlife photography. ‘My first love is photography. I often
go to the zoo and other wildlife sanctuaries to
take pictures of animals in different envrions. I
had a few from my own collection, while I got few
more from my friends when I started this series.’
My father, Santhanam was a famous painter.
He was also a State awardee. ‘He was my inspiration,’ says Venkatkrishnan, who works at
an insurance company for a decade.
This self-taught artist says he has been painting as a hobby. ‘It take at least four to five days
to complete one piece. This is my first solo exhibition. I have done several group shows,’ he
says. ‘Most of my works revolve around animals. My next series is on birds.’
This resident of Nanganallur can be reached at 94449 23260.
— MARIAYN JENNIFER
The elephants in a
fight or the hawk in
wait for its prey or
a stag just grazing
in the wilderness
show the different
layers of colours
that is blended into
one to bring out an
outstanding
piece of work
A few of his paintings on display
D
Mani Ratnam
hospitalised
irector Mani Ratnam has been hospitalised in Delhi for cardiac problems.
However the hospital sources and Mani
Ratnam’s family said that it was a routinue
health check-up and Mani Ratnam is doing fine.
Reports say that Mani Ratnam was
holidaying at Srinagar and while playing
golf, he is said to have suffered difficulties
in breathing.
In past, Mani Ratnam reportedly had
three cardiac attacks and two happened
during the shooting of Yuva and Guru.
Mani Ratnam’s recent film O Kadhal Kanmani has been declared as a hit venture at
the box office and he had plans to start a Hindi film by the year-end.
— NT Bureau
Get ready to welcome
India - Pakistan
V
ijay Antony starrer India Pakistan
is all set for a big release in Tamilnadu. It is virtually a solo release as
three other little known films are pitted
against it.
The film is said to be an enjoyable
fun ride. The title is derived from the
lead couple who are husband and
wife and are at loggerheads always
as they always disagree even over
small matters.
India Pakistan is releasing in nearly
250 screens across Tamilnadu. There
is a good buzz around the film as Vijay
Antony’s last two films Naan and Salim
were commercially successful and he is a minimum guarantee hero.
—NT Bureau
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