FRONTLINE PRINTERS PRIVATE LTD Complete Printing Facilities under One Roof 3 Tiger tales 6 Federer, Wawrinka play down spat 7 Party name in a week’s time: Vasan 8 Making a pitch S Stage no bar M-7, Thiru-Vi-Ka Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032. & 2250 0111, 4202 1111 Chennai’s No 1 English evening daily since 1982 www.newstodaynet.com NATIONAL DAILY VOL. XXXII NO. 341 FOUNDER EDITOR: T.R.R H CHENNAI H TUESDAY 18.11.2014 (EVENING) H OTHER STATIONS WEDNESDAY 19.11.2014 (MORNING) H 8 PAGES Rs. 4.00 H Regd. No., TN/CC(S) Dn. / 223 / 12-14, RNI No: 33810 / 82 eeking to enhance defence ties, India and Australia today established a framework for security cooperation, as they decided to conclude a long pending Free Trade pact by the end of next year and an ‘early closure’ of the civilian nuclear deal that will facilitate uranium trade. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott held talks and decided to establish a Framework for Security Cooperation to reflect their deepening and expanding security and defence collaboration for advancing regional peace and combating terrorism among other challenges. After the summit talks at the Prime Minister’s ofﬁce, just two months after Abbott’s maiden visit to India, the two countries signed ﬁve pacts on social security, transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade, tourism, and Arts and Culture. Later in a rare address to the Parliament, Modi said the region has seen huge progress on the foundation of peace and stability. ‘But, we cannot take this for granted. Preserving it will be the most important task in the region. India and Australia can play their part in it - by expanding our security cooperation and deepening our international partnerships in the region,’ he told the lawmakers. High drama to unfold at BCCI meeting ‘OZ’BOURNE q Decks to be cleared for Srinivasan’s election to top post q But Gurunath may not have it easy Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received at the Australian Parliament in Canberra today. Modi’s historic speech in Aussie Parliament q PM cracks jokes about Warne Canberra, Nov 18 (PTI): Seeking to enhance defence ties, India and Australia today established a framework for security cooperation, as they decided to conclude a long pending Free Trade pact by the end of next year and an ‘early closure’ of the civilian nuclear deal that will facilitate uranium trade. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott held talks and decided to establish a Framework for Security Cooperation to reﬂect their deepening and expanding security and defence collaboration for advancing regional peace and combating terrorism among other challenges. After the summit talks at the Prime Minister’s ofﬁce, just two months after Abbott’s maiden visit to India, the two countries signed ﬁve pacts on social security, transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade, tourism, and Arts and Culture. ‘This is a natural partnership, arising from our shared values and interests, and our strategic maritime locations,’ Modi said at a joint press conference with Abbott. Cricket connection With Modi by his side, Abbott set the ball rolling and ﬁred the ﬁrst shot, saying people in his country come to associate India with cricket. Abbott made an early reference to cricket in his remarks at a joint press conference here today with Modi after their bilateral talks. Abbott also said Modi has ‘runs on the board’ to meet the aspirations of the people. When Modi’s turn came to bat, at the Parliament he said: ‘We celebrate the legend of (Don) Bradman and the class of (Sachin) Tendulkar together.’ ‘We are impressed by Australian speed as you are charmed by the Indian spin until of course Shane Warne came along!,’ the Prime Minister said for which hearty laughter echoed throughout the chamber. Modi also wished success to Australia in hosting the World Cup cricket next year. ‘Security and defence are important and growing areas of the new IndiaAustralia partnership - for advancing regional peace and stability, and combating terrorism and transnational crimes,’ he said. The security framework, ﬁnalised hours before the talks, lays out an extensive ‘action plan’ including annual prime ministerial summits and maritime military exercises, besides cooperation in counter-terrorism, border control and close consultations on regional and international institutions. It’s conﬁrmation came only after Chinese President Xi Jinping left Canberra for Tasmania, Australian media reported. NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: The ‘emergent’ meeting called by BCCI in Chennai today to discuss a range of issues including the postponement of the annual general meeting, originally scheduled to be conducted by 30 September only to be put off further, is expected to be a rather dramatic one. This morning, the talk in the cricketing corridors was in hushed tones about how N Srinivasan has managed to get thing going his way, despite being in a precarious situation. ‘It is the stuff od legend. A true survivor he is,’ said one BCCI top person who is in the city to attend the meeting. But Srinivasan is still not out of the woods. Coming a day after the Mukul Mudgal report on the IPL scandal became public, the emergent working committee meet will discuss the names that appeared in the Supreme Court panel report. It will also discuss whether the AGM will happen as originally scheduled on November 20 as desired by many members. But Srinivasan will be at the best footing he has been in recent times. Having been cleared of fixing and betting allegations, a section of board members have been reported as saying that Srinivasan has all but strengthened his position and ambition of becoming the BCCI president again. Sources said now that he has been cleared of the crimes that everyone was talking about, Srinivasan would be eager to get back to the top post at the BCCI after having agreed to step Information reveal that most of the victims who took the extreme step here had a history of suicidal tendencies and psychological disorders. Lakshmi Vijayakumar, a city-based psychiatrist says, ‘There cannot be a speciﬁc reason over why a place emerges hot-spot for suicides. The Kottupuram bridge hitting the news columns for such reasons might have prompted more to commit suicide there.’ Meanwhile, some residents of Kotturpuram, who witnessed the bank ofﬁcial jumping off the bridge Sunday evening, are yet to come out of shock. ‘Realising that it was not a movie climax, it took me a while to come to NO LET-UP SC has already allowed to store water up to 142 feet in the dam NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today said DMK president M Karunanidhi was making false statements in Mullaiperiyar dam issue to gain political mileage. In a statement here, he said there is no need now to write to the Prime Minister, since the Supreme Court had already allowed to store water up to 142 feet in the dam. He said that when former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed a resolution in the Tamilnadu Assembly in 2011 to safeguard the State’s rights in Mullaiperiyar, Karunanidhi, whose party was part of the Central government, did not take any steps to urge the Union government over the issue. Stating that the Tamilnadu government, functioning under the guidance of Jayalalithaa, was taking all steps to protest the rights of Tamilnadu in water related issues, Panneerselvam said Karunanidhi should do good to the people by maintaining silence. It may be recalled thatKarunanidhi on Sunday said Panneerselvam wasnot taking any counter-steps on Mullaiperiyar dam issue and the proposed check dam to be constructed across the Cauvery by Karnataka. CAGEY CUSTOMER the senses and realise that a man has really jumped off the bridge,’ says a middle-aged, who witnessed the suicide. He points out that such incidents have instilled a fear in the minds of people; and many residents, especially women and children, fear to use the brige of late. He adds the height of the wall should be increased by at least few feet so that it becomes out of reach (for people who would like to end their lives here). Meanwhile, sources in the Chennai Corporation said the civic body has decided to rise the height of the wall here, and the work has started already. ‘We are hoping to prevent suicides at this spot,’ they said. Police personnel continued checks on errant auto drivers in Chennai for a second day today. (Inset) The seized vehicles. Auto drivers protest crackdown by officials A dubious record! The Kotturpuram bridge is becoming notorious for people choosing to end lives. The BCCI would also discuss whether the AGM should take place as scheduled originally to be on 20 November. It would be an important decision, since NCP leader Sharad Pawar, the man who has voiced his intent to contest against Srinivasan for the post of BCCI president, won’t be attending today’s meeting but is expected to be there for the AGM, along with another former president Shashank Manohar. It may be noted that Manohar is known to be leading the anti-Srinivasan lobby and had severely criticised the decision to put off the AGM. Sundar Raman under scanner Sources said that the IPL COO (Sundar Raman) could be pulled up following the Mudgal Panel’s observations and there is a possibility of an internal probe being instituted. He is known to be close to Srinivasan and a powerful men in the BCCI and the expectations are the (Board) may go ‘soft’ on him despite a section of the members seeking action against him. The Chief Minister said there is no need now to write to the PM, since The George Washington Bridge is among the most frequently chosen sites in the New York City metropolitan area for committing suicide. In the record-breaking year of 2012, 18 people threw themselves off the bridge to their deaths, with 43 suicide attempts overall. LAASYA SHEKHAR Chennai, Nov 18: The George Washington Bridge is among the most frequently chosen sites in New York for committing suicide. Kotturpuram ﬂyover in the city may soon get the dubious distinction of Chennai’s George Washington Bridge, courtesy the rising incidents of suicides there. The latest victim is a 52-year old bank ofﬁcer, who jumped off the bridge and ended his life on Sunday. ‘More than 10 cases were reported since 2012, especially after the death of a popular singer’s husband,’ say Kottupuram police ofﬁcials. The BCCI emergent meet will take a call on whether to hold the AGM as scheduled on 20 November. Probable action against IPL COO Sundar Raman, who is under the Mudgal panel scanner. The future of IPL teams - CSK and RR would come in for consideration aside following the Supreme Court strictures. Another key issue that will be discussed is the case of IPL COO Sunder Raman, who has been named in the Mudgal report N Srinivasan of having been in touch with a contact of a bookie during the ﬁrst season. Now that the decks seem to have been cleared for Srinivasan to climb back to his position at the Board. The meeting will also see the board’s lawyers summarising the recent court developments and brief the board members of the likely ramiﬁcations. Also, the fate of former CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra would be on the agenda while the fate of the two teams would also come under scanner. Mullaiperiyar: CM hits out at MK again Is Kotturpuram ﬂyover city’s George Washington bridge? SUICIDE POINT? What lies ahead The elusive tigress (Nethra) snapped after it was trapped on Tuesday. Elusive tigress is trapped NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: The search has ended, so to say. The elusive two-year-old tigress Nethra, of the Arignar Anna Zoological Park. which had been giving the zoo authorities a lot to think about, was trapped in the wee hours today. Zoo authorities revealed that a chunk of meat was placed inside the tiger enclosure, as a ploy to move it out of its hiding place. Eventually, ‘Nethra’ strayed in last night and was trapped inside the animal house after an automatic gate of the cage closed behind it. Later, a team of animal keepers and a zoo veterinarian tranquilised the Royal Bengal Tigress, and transferred her to safety. The two-year-old tigress was reported missing since Friday, when a portion of the compound wall behind the tiger enclosure caved in following the heavy rains. Immediately. a chain-link fence was erected to cover the open space after the collapse. It was said that four tigers returned to their enclosure by evening, but Nethra was reported missing. The three days since the tigress went missing kept zoo authorities on their toes and those in localities adjoining Vandalur were on alert. Residents were warned not to venture out at night. The capture of Nethra must have come as a huge relief for the residents of areas in and around Vandalur and the visitors to the zoo too. (More story and photo on Page 3) NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: As the Chennai city Trafﬁc Police (CCTP) and the Transport department continued their second day of cracking down on erring auto drivers, they were met with protests and evasion tactics. According to trafﬁc policemen who are stationed at different parts of the city, the drivers refused to abide by rules, standing unitedly against the raids and tariffs. Police sources said that labour union groups such as CITU and AITUC are strongly protesting the police move by not plying passengers today. On the other hand, drivers feel that the minimum charges need to be hiked from Rs 25 to Rs 30 and the rate per kilometer be increased from Rs 12 to Rs 15. Drivers are also said to be circulating text messages among themselves and providing information on the various ‘check’ points. Following this, the check points have been changed for today, it is learnt. It may be recalled that the regulatory drive which commenced on Monday put 2506 autos under the scanner, with 50 autos being seized and 236 violations found. 2 TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014 City Centre Issue of inconvenience CHENNAI TWIT PICK FOOD FOR THOUGHT Residents oppose location of bio-toilets at Besant Nagar @ anilkumble1074: Our Hon. PM @ narendramodi has swept the Aussies with his intellect & charisma for a grand nale at MCG. Will Our cricket team follow suit with a test series victory after our hockey team showed the way? E ven a good thing can go wrong if all is not well. The bio-toilet complex at Besant Nagar beach can be a classic example to this, as residents have opposed its location. ‘We are not against biotoilets, but the placement. It is located in an area where people come and sit during evenings’, says social activist Kamakshi Subramanyam. A group of volunteers and civic activists, along with Kamakshi, have been Barricades around the bio -toilets at Elliot’s beach protesting the facility. in Besant Nagar. She further says, ‘Senior citizens nd it difcult to go inside the beach, so they sit on the But th pavements t to t feel f l the th breeze, b B t the th bio-toilet bi t il t blocks them from having a view towards the shore.’ ‘Also, the entrance of the toilets is so narrow that normal people cannot t inside it. And there are no special facilities for the differently abled,’ she says, adding: ‘But the main issue is the placement of these toilets.’ The Corporation and police ofcials told us that these toilets are portable and can be shifted to any place where the public want, R A but it has been months and no ADY initiative was taken to remove the toilets till date, she adds. ‘Since public money has been invested in making and placing the bio-toilets, why couldn’t the Corporation ask for any public opinion from the locality. Bio-toilets were installed for the convenience of the people, but keeping them in a place like this does create problems for people taking a stroll towards the beach. And, it is placed in such a way that women feel embarrassed to enter the toilets in front of public.’ ‘These toilets can be shifted to the northern side of the beach mostly near Urur Kupam where there is a need of public toilets’, she suggests. “The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” - Napoleon Hill ‘These toilets can be shifted to the northern side of the beach (near Urur Kupam) where there is a need for such a facility’ Metro station takes shape at Shenoy Nagar — NT Bureau D UP COILE A view of upcoming Shenoy Nagar metro station. tunnel’. While the estimated construction cost of an underground station is around Rs 100 crore, the cost of underground tunnelling per kilometre alone costs Rs 300 crore. Along with the tunnelling works, the station is being built here simultaneously. Underground trial between Egmore and Shenoy Nagar station is expected to commence by the end of next year, he added. Raghuram of Shenoy Nagar said, ‘Among the various modes of transportation, I consider metro rail as the most reliable and safe transportation. I hope that it will help to reduce trafc congestion in the city’. T unnelling works being carried 25 persons would be involved in at Shenoy Nagar to come up the tunnelling works at any point of with a metro station is completed. time. These machines which costs Ofcial from Chennai Metro around Rs 60 crore each were Rail Limited said, ‘tunnelling imported from China.’ is necessary for underground When asked about the facilities stations. The tunnel is six metre at the station, he said, ‘unlike an wide and 17 metre deep. Two elevated station, the underground tunnel boring machines one will be completely airwere deployed between conditioned. Shenoy Nagar and The station Tirumangalam section R will have a AGA N A to serve the purpose. platform level ANN Among them, one and a concourse has covered the entire level. Ticket counters will be distance of 2.8 kms. The present at the concourse level. A second machine has completed a walkway which has cross passages distance of 2.6 kms’. built at every 250 metres will be On an average, a machine present along the entire length covers a distance of 14 metre per of the tunnel. During emergency, day. 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The NBA, with an eye on spotting talent, has come up ‘Train the Trainer’ initiative where in plans to train physical education teachers of schools, including those of Chennai (formerly Corporation) schools. According to Senior Director of Basketball Operations- NBA India Carlos Barroca, the talent pool among both men and women basketball players in India know no bounds. ‘The response we are getting from Chennai-based schools is much higher in number than that in any other State or country. From India, 1.2 million of them are a part of this programme.’ ‘Reliance Foundation Junior NBA 2014’, a joint initiative of Reliance Foundation and the National Basketball Association (NBA) launched ‘Train the Trainers’ programme at Santhome High School here on Monday. Over 200 schools, including 80 Corporation schools across the city are participating in the programme. According to sources, 200 NBA international coaches will be based in India to train Chennai coaches and youth. The pro- TIGER tales ‘Nethra’ escape doesn’t deter visitors, say zoo ofﬁcials NIVEDHIKA KRISHNAN Chennai, Nov 18: The zoological park at Vandalur near Tambaram was in the news following a wall collapse, which saw ﬁve tigers ‘escape’ only four to return to their enclosures later. However, one - tigress Nethra remained elusive (till this morning) keeping the zoo staff on the tenter- A training session for PETs taking place at Santhome School. ‘The response we are getting from Chennai-based schools is much higher in number than that in any other State or country. From India, 1.2 million of them are a part of this programme’ gramme is taking place in eight cities including Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Delhi, Kochi, Kottayam, Kolkatta and Mumbai apart from Chennai. In order to help students hone the right skills, the international coaches will train school coaches/PETs from Chennai to achieve big in this game. Physical trainers from schools, students and coaches will be present at the event. ‘Train the Trainer’ will have in-school basketball sessions, various activities and training camps for the group. Barroca said, ‘We will provide instructions to the teachers, training to the students and curriculum to the schools.’ ‘Some skills can be developed only at a young age of 12-14 years. Energy levels will be higher and more efﬁciency will be found. Thus training them remains crucial. Facilities such as space, grounds and the rings are the downfalls in Chennai. And, lack of teachers to teach makes the initiative a worthwhile one since both teachers and students will be beneﬁtting out of it.’ He further said, ‘Apart from this, physical trainers from schools will choose the best athletes for the Saturday camps. Also by April, there will be a National camp where ﬁve boys and ﬁve girls from Chennai can participate.’ hooks. (The tigress was reported to have been ‘caught’ on Tuesday morning). Even as efforts were intensiﬁed to track down the animal that was on the loose and bring it back, people in areas surrounding the forest were warned to be on guard. Incidentally, the tigress’ escape and the subsequent at- tempts to capture the animal didn’t deter visitors to the zoo, it seems. According to ofﬁcials, close to 5,000 and 10,200 footfalls had been recorded on Saturday and Sunday respectively. They said, however, an alert was issued to the surrounding villagers, asking them to remain inside houses in the evenings. For the scores of visitors who throng Arignar Anna Zoological Park, popularly known as Vandalur zoo, the ‘tiger tales’ didn’t seem to be much of a deterrent. When News Today caught up with some of them on Monday, they said they were aware of the matter since it was making headlines for a few days. However, they said there was not much to fear as they were confident that the zoo authorities would have made adequate safety arrangements. Jagan, a visitor said he saw that the crowd was normal for a week day and added that ‘I wasn’t too worried about the safety as the tigers were in a separate enclosure and didn’t plan to visit that section.’ Meanwhile, State Forest Minister MSM Anandan carried out an inspection of the tiger enclosure yesterday. He said, ‘Ofﬁcials will inspect and renovate at least four old structures in the zoo. The walls in the enclosures of the Indian Gaur, wild dogs and the damaged one in the tiger enclosure had been built a long time ago. Reinforcement work will be carried out in the immediate future’. Zoo authorities also said even before the Minister’s announcement, they had checked all the structures and enclosures in the zoo and all were in good condition. A 15-feet high fencing has been placed for about 100 metres along the site where the wall collapsed on Friday. ‘Namma Toilets’ to come up at 7 places in Zone-X NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: The civic body has identiﬁed seven places at Zone-X to construct ‘Namma Toilets’. Of them, work is on to install the toilets on Anna Main Road, K K Nagar. ‘A team appointed by the Corporation will inspect seven places at Saidapet and T Nagar in Kodambakkam tion ofﬁcial said. Six ‘Namma Toilets’ will be installed on the pavement in front of ESIC Hospital, K K Nagar. ‘Of the six, two each will be allotted for men and women and two for differently-abled. A sum of Rs 20 lakh has been allotted,’ said the ofﬁcial. 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 userfriendly. Each toilet stall is powered by a solar panel installed on the roof. During the day, the toilets get sunlight while the solar panels charge The ‘Namma Toilets’ in front of ESIC Hospital on the battery, and when Anna Main Road will be easy to clean and also it is dark, the stalls are user friendly. lit with motion sensor Zone where there is a need for toilets lighting. The interiors are seamless and it would be installed,’ a Corpora- and can be easily cleaned with the help of a water jet. ‘At present there are many cement toilets that are maintained by the Corporation. However, they stink all the time and the walls are dirty with spit stains. Hope, ‘Namma Toilets’ will replace them in the coming days,’ said Subramani, a resident of Tenth Sector, K K Nagar. ‘It is a welcome move that the civic body has allotted separate toilets for differently-abled and many more should come at important junctions in the neighbourhood,’ said Ramakrishnan, another resident. Most of the public toilets are unusable because they lack in maintenance. This should not be in the case of ‘Namma Toilets’. ‘As there are many user-friendly facilities available, utmost care should be given,’ said the residents. ‘At present, the maintenance of ‘Namma Toilets’ will be taken up by the private company which is providing them. In later stage, plans are there to involve local community so that we can put an end to open defecation,’ the ofﬁcial from Zone-X said. Transgenders keep people away from beach NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Elliot’s Beach at Besant Nagar is one of the favourite destinations for the people of Chennai and they love to spend their evenings there. But there are certain longstanding issues which spoil the ambience at the beach. Transgenders seem to create problems to the public, especially couples, by demanding money. ‘We come here to spend some time out of our busy schedule. But transgenders who seek money spoil our mood. It isn’t possible to pay them a huge amount which they ask for. When we fail to pay heed to their request, they treat us in a very bad way and pass obscene c o m ments,’ said a techie, who was at the beach with his friend. A n other issue is child labour. As many children of school-going age are seen working at food stalls on the sands of Elliots beach. ‘Children are found working at the beach in large numbers. Sometimes they sell small items or toys too, apart from food items. We don’t see their parents around and these young ones keep working for the sake of their survival,’ said a commuter. Also, there are children who beg. They would follow visitors and ask them money. The other issue is garbage littered at the beach, which pollutes the whole place. The area needs more waste bins as commuters who visit the beach pollute the serene locality by throwing plastic and other waste. Now, fast-track court at Ambattur NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Ambattur has got its ﬁrst fast-track court, a facility that ensures speedy justice for cheque bounce cases at Magistrate level. The court started functioning at the old Magistrate court building on CTH Road from 30 October. In addition to the new fast-track court, the Magistrate and the Munsiff courts will also continue to function in the same campus. Secretary of Ambattur Bar Association, E Murugesan, said, ‘the cases will be heard by Judge Maheswari, who was earlier at a court in Ponneri. Cases involving bounced cheques from Lucas till Veerapuram can be presented here.’ Each day, around 50 cases are heard by the Judge. Around 600 numbered and 300 unnumbered cases are in process, it is learnt. The cheque bounce cases are from banks and police stations. Earlier, these were being heard by the Magistrate Court and it would take time to get a verdict. Now the fast- track court follows ‘Summary Trial Procedure’ in which a case has to be disposed within six months. Murugesan said that the Ambattur Bar Association pushed all limits to establish the fast-track court. ‘We waited for two years for the facility to be set up. Adjacent to the fast track court building a 1,000 square feet room was also renovated at a cost of Rs ﬁve lakh for the effective use of the court complex. The entire expense was borne by the Bar Association members.’ He hopes that the progressive step would be a beginning to get an own and equipped court complex in the neighbourhood. For years, the locality court has been conﬁded within a sub-standard premises, he said. Behind the Ambattur Zone 7 Corporation building, around 1.75 acres lie vacant. The property belongs to the civic body. Advocates want it to be utilised for the construction of a court complex. 3 Bomb threat to BJP HQ: Cops look for clues NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: After a bomb threat letter was issued to the BJP headquarters ‘Kamalalayam’ here on Monday, police have registered a case and are investigating the origin of the letter. The letter had not speciﬁed the ‘sender’, however, the culprit will be traced soon, police sources said. The BJP headquarters in T Nagar has adequate security by policemen and armed forces and there is no need for extra force, police said. The letter mentioned bomb threats to BJP headofﬁce, Central railway station, CBI ofﬁce, Kalpakam Atomic Centre and other public places after the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from his foreign trips. It is also said that letter was sent in the name of Al-Qaeda terrorists. The letter was addressed to Tamilnadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan. She said her party had lodged a complaint with police on receipt of the letter. DMDSC doctors conferred fellowships NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Center’s (DMDSC) vicechairman Dr Ranjith Unnikrishnan and joint managing director Dr R M Anjana were recently conferred with the Fellowship of the American College of Phy- Dr Ranjith Unnikrishnan sicians (FACP) by the American College of Physicians. The fellowship has been conferred in recognition of Dr R M Anjana their contribution to patient care, teaching, community service, continuous medical education and research in the ﬁled of diabetology. In addition, Ranjith has also been recently conferred with the Fellowships of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) from Glasgow and Edinburgh. EPFO settles over 75 lakh claims NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) settled more than 75 lakh claims in seven months of the current ﬁscal. Of these, 97.56 per cent were settled within the mandated 30 days, according to a release issued after a recent review of the performance of the EPFO by Central PF Commissioner K K Jalan. The release said the EPFO’s regional ofﬁce at Tambaram settled 95.15 per cent of the claims in 10 days of receipt and updated 99.98 per cent of the annual accounts due for compilation. Against the disposal of overall claims of 13,500 in October, the Tambaram ofﬁce accounted for 1,614, the release said. The EPFO received over Rs 7,409 crore in remittances last month. Over 300 screened at free eye camp NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: As many as 328 persons were screened at a free eye camp conducted by Singhvi Charitable Trust at Arumandai recently. According to a press release, free eye-glasses were given to 173 persons and 60 patients were referred for free cataract surgeries. Also, 118 people were treated for dental ailments. English play on Hanuman NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Chettinad Players will stage an English play on Hanuman at Kumararajah Muthiah Hall, Chettinad Vidyashram school, R A Puram, tomorrow at 6 pm. 4 TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014 Blend WHAT NEWS TODAY PRINTS IS NEWS THAT COUNTS At home and away Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes across as a seasoned hand at diplomacy. In less than six months, Modi has not only not shied away from bilateral and multilateral summitry, but, what is more creditable, he has conducted himself with the practised ease of a pro. His critics can be forgiven for believing that the desi leader from Gujarat, who had had vernacular schooling, would fumble while engaging with his foreign interlocutors on vital global matters of mutual and/or multilateral interests. But as his state visits to Japan, the US, Nepal and Bhutan underlined, Modi is most proﬁcient in conducting diplomacy at the highest level. If the carping critics have to carp, they might say with some justiﬁcation that in the conduct of our foreign relations, the role of the foreign minister has been virtually overshadowed by the towering presence of the Prime Minister. Validity of that criticism, however, is lost the moment you realise that the PM is doing such a good job of it. The latest global stage where Modi came across as a signiﬁcant presence was in Brisbane at the G-20 summit meeting. Both, in bilateral meetings with his counterparts from the Western nations and in the G-20 plenary, Modi’s contribution too was notable. His concern that the Western countries cooperate on ﬁghting the menace of black money in secret accounts elicited a positive response all around. Since the movement of illicit money has now a sharp security dimension as well, it is not hard to see the global powers joining hands to lift the veil on unaccounted funds stashed away in secret bank accounts in tax havens. Given that citizens of Western nations too are known to evade taxes by keeping illicit funds in these accounts, the desire to lift the veil on these accounts was widely shared at the G-2- summit meeting. Most nations committed to crack down on tax avoidance. Of course, a major highlight of the Brisbane summit was the complete isolation of Russia. President Vladimir Putin was buttonholed for grilling by every major Western leader for having violated so very ﬂagrantly the sovereignty of the neighbouring Ukraine. Far from scaling down the economic sanctions, these leaders told Putin in no uncertain terms that these could be further tightened if Russia did not withdraw troops and weapons from Ukraine. Since these sanctions have also caused hardships to the European nations, their commitment to defend Ukraine’s independence is remarkable. As British Prime Minister David Cameron put it, ‘there is a cost to sanctions, but there would be a far greater cost in allowing a frozen conﬂict on the continent of Europe to be created and maintained.’ President Obama too was blunt, ‘you do not invade other countries or ﬁnance proxies and support them in ways that break up a country that has mechanisms for democratic elections’. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the host Prime Minister Tony Abbott also ticked off Putin in unambiguous words for the latter’s bid to destabilise Ukraine. In the face of this hostile barrage, Putin decided to ﬂy back even before the release of the G-20 communique, citing the need to catch up on sleep on the long ﬂight home. Aside from the Russian offence, the summit took place in a conducive atmosphere, with the US and China agreeing on reducing carbon emissions by 2030, and India paving the way for signing of the WTO’s trade facilitation agreement after the decision to suspend the conditionality on food subsidies and storage. In fact, the leaders of major world powers and the developing powers like India displayed a rare conjunction of targets and ambitions, signing together on security and climate change issues. An extra 2.1 percentage points to global growth over ﬁve years might be added as a result of the agreements initialed by the world leaders in Brisbane. But, without doubt, the isolation of President Putin was the biggest story at Brisbane. Voice Mail Parking rules needed Sir, Many taxis and cars just park in front of houses and cause inconvenience to residents. They must be provided with parking lots. People who start business, like a travels company, do not provide a designated space for parking their vehicles. Roads cannot be used to used as free parking place R Ganesan Ganesan,, Adambakkam Protest, peace, non-violence Hong Kong clears students agitation site HONG KONG: Hong Kong on Tuesday started to clear part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months, leaving most of the main protest site intact. About 30 court bailiffs arrived at the 33-storey Citic Tower in Admiralty, next to government buildings, to enforce an injunction against street barricades after a request from the building’s owners, witnesses said. Authorities stood by as workers used cutters to remove barricades. Police and said the building’s owners had hired workers to carry out the clearance. ‘We will proceed on the principle of peace and non-violence,’ said Joshua Wong, head of Scholarism, one of two student groups leading the protests. ‘We are not looking for an argument Oxford’s editorial staff says the word, vape, is tied to this year’s big debates about health and society Oxford’s lexicographers keep watch over billions of words every month from literary novels to academic journals to blogs and at the end of the year they put their brainy heads together to select a single word that best embodies the zeitgeist. Out of this year’s haze of nominees and debate emerged four little letters. Vape, a verb meaning to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device, beat out everything from bae to normcore. It was coined in the late 1980s when companies like RJR Nabisco were experimenting with the ﬁrst ‘smokeless’ cigarettes. But, after years of languishing, the word is back, needed to distinguish a growing new habit from old-fashioned smoking. According to Oxford’s calculations, usage of vape, which as a noun can refer to an e-cigarette or similar device, more than doubled between 2013 and 2014. ‘It’s hard to anticipate what’s going to capture the public imagination at any given moment,’ Casper Grathwohl, president of Oxford’s dictionaries division, tells. ‘Vape only really caught on a few years ago and now we’ve seen a dramatic rise.’ But, he notes, Oxford doesn’t choose a word of the year simply based on how much ink has been Woman lived with dead mom for five years BERLIN: A German woman lived for more than ﬁve years with the corpse of her mother, whose mummiﬁed remains were discovered last week, a news report said. The daughter, 55, was admitted to a Construct toilet near station Noise is the problem Sir, Noise pollution is caused by Sri Sai Baba temple authorities at Mylapore. It is true that when the issues were raised with temple people, they did not respond positively, but some of them were arrogant in replying. Let them restrict all chantings, bhajans, mantras within the temple so that the bhakthas visiting the temple enjoy them inside the temple. This is not a temple town like Shirdi, but basically a residential locality and should be free from noise pollution. Hariharan, Alamelumangapuram. ADDRESS YOUR LETTERS TO : The Editor, News Today, 85, Mount Road, Guindy, Chennai - 600 032. or e-mail to : [email protected] / [email protected] Some protesters packed up pillows, blankets and other belongings from inside their tents and moved to another part of the demonstration zone with the police. If they clear the road outside the car park we will accept that. If they clear other areas it will be very disappointing.’ Some protesters packed up pillows, blankets and other belongings from inside their tents and moved to another part of the demonstration zone. ‘Our plan is to do nothing and just observe,’ said protester Gary Yeung, 25. ‘The preagreed area is ﬁne. Anything beyond that is not. It’s a peaceful protest so we won’t ﬁght back.’ The area near Citic Tower, headquarters of CITIC Paciﬁc Ltd., has been surrounded by metal barricades, disrupting commuters heading to the Central business district Oxford’s word of the year is Vape Sir, Absence of a public toilet in the western side of Tambaram Station has driven many to utilise the public place as urinals. The act has become omnipresent on the way towards Tambaram bus stop, and causes inconvenience to women passers-by. A public toilet should be constructed at this place to uphold ‘Swacch Bharat’ campaign also. I request authorities to take necessary action in the interest of public. Manisha Srikanth, Tambaram CHENNAI psychiatric hospital after police made the grisly ﬁnd in the southern city of Munich, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily reported. A social worker had attempted to visit the mother last Thursday after authorities had been rebuffed several times but was denied entry by the daughter. The worker then alerted police who asked the ﬁre brigade to open the door to the ﬂat. Police said other tenants in the apartment block had in the past reported a ‘strange smell’ and had told building management that they had not seen the older woman for some time. Ofﬁcers who questioned the daughter and ordered a post-mortem examination concluded that the mother died of natural causes in March 2009 at the age of 77. They were shocked to ﬁnd that the daughter had shared a bed with her mother’s corpse. Wannabes of 2014 bae (n., slang): a term of endearment for one’s romantic partner, likely a shortening of baby or babe, though some theorize that it is an acronym for ‘before anyone else.’ The word can also be used as an adjective to describe something good or cool. budtender (n.): someone who works at a medical marijuana dispensary or retail marijuana shop. contactless (adj.): describing technologies that allow a smart card, etc., to connect wirelessly to an electronic reader, typically in order to make a payment. indyref (n., slang): an abbreviated form of Scotland’s failed referendum to declare independence from the United Kingdom. normcore (n.): a fashion movement in which ordinary, unfashionable clothing is worn as a deliberate statement. slacktivist (n.): one who engages in digital activism on the Web which is regarded as requiring little time or involvement. Also slacktivism. Oxford’s selection is the first of many big ones to come before 2014’s word-anointing season ends in early January. Vape, a verb meaning to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device spilt writing it. ‘A word is just the surface of something that often has a really complex and rich life underneath,’ he says. On the surface, vape’s selection captures the exploding popularity of e-cigarettes - which, effectively invented in 2003, are suddenly close to a $2 billion market. It also memorializes this year’s historic opening of legal marijuana shops, where residents in Colorado and Washington state can buy vape pens (devices that vaporize liquids containing nicotine or cannabis into forms users can inhale) for about $60. Teen arrested for ‘burying boy alive’ ISTANBUL: A young Turkish man has been arrested on suspicion of burying alive a teenager who had a pre-marital relationship with his sister, reports said. Akin Tokdenir, 18, was arrested along with his father Ahmet on suspicion of the murder of 16-yearold Onur Sandal, whose body was found in a forest earlier this month. Sandal, a plumber, was reported missing by his parents in November last year and his corpse was found by forest guards buried in a wooded area in the western city of Denizli. Akin Tokdenir turned himself to police and immediately confessed to the murder, the reports said. His father, who acted as an accomplice, was later arrested. An autopsy revealed that Sandal had been stabbed 65 times and had severe torture marks including a hole made by a sharp object. His lungs were ﬁlled with soil, meaning he had been buried alive, the Hurriyet newspaper reported. Surveillance footage obtained by the police showed Sandal being beaten by the father and the son, who took the victim away in a car in a residential neighbourhood of Denizli. The pair said they committed the murder after Sandal refused to get engaged to his girlfriend despite hav- ing a ‘sexual relationship’ with her. ‘I’m dying. Tell my mother to give her blessings to me. I have made her suffer a lot,’ Sandal said as he was pleading for his life, according to the father. The father said he was sorry and regretted the killing, but claimed it was ‘a matter of honour for us.’ The suspects have yet to be formally charged. It was not clear whether Sandal’s girlfriend -- whose identity was not disclosed -- was also punished by her family and what her current situation is. Turkey has stepped up efforts to stamp out so-called ‘honour killings’ in recent years and toughened penalties. But such crimes remain frequent within conservative Muslim society and while women make up the majority of victims men can also be targeted. According to women’s activists, 237 women lost their lives in such killings in 2013. nearby. Scores of colourful tents dot the area that is home to some of the world’s most expensive real estate. The former British colony of Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997 under a ‘one country, two systems’ formula that gives the city more autonomy and freedom than the mainland with the goal of universal suffrage. The protesters are demanding open nominations in the city’s next election for chief executive in 2017. Beijing has said it will allow a vote in 2017, but only between pre-screened candidates. A similar injunction has been issued for a street in the gritty district of Mong Kok, another protest site across the harbour from Admiralty that has seen some of the most violent clashes over the past seven weeks. It was not clear when authorities would enforce that order. Scientists say comet lander will wake up BERLIN: There is a strong chance Europe’s comet lander will wake up from hibernation as it nears the sun, raising hopes for a second series of scientiﬁc measurements from the surface next year, scientists involved in the mission said. The Philae lander, which became the ﬁrst spacecraft to touch down on a comet Wednesday, has already sent reams of data back to Earth that scientists are eagerly examining. But there were fears its mission would be cut short because it came to rest in the shadow of a cliff. Shortly before its primary battery ran out, the European Space Agency decided to attempt to tilt the lander’s biggest solar panel toward the sun -a last-ditch maneuver that scientists believe may have paid off. ‘We are very confident at some stage it will wake up again and we can achieve contact,’ Stephan Ulamec, the lander manager, told The Associated Press Press.. That should happen next spring, when Philae and the comet it is riding on -- called 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko -- get closer to the sun, warming up a secondary battery on board. A few days of sunshine on the solar panels should be enough to charge the battery sufﬁciently to conduct science runs, said Ulamec. Injured panda rescued in China BEIJING: A giant panda, which sustained serious injuries in an attack by martens, was rescued by taffers at a Chinese nature reserve. The 3-year-old panda was found hiding and moaning inside a cave near a patrol station in the Tangjiahe Natural Reserve in Sichuan Province, according to station staff. The panda sustained severe injuries in its stomach, exposing its intestines. The injury was likely to have been caused by several yellow-throated martens, Chen Limin, an ofﬁcial at the natural reserve told state-run Xinhua news agency. Experts say it is possible for weak pandas to die in such predator attacks. The panda, later named ‘Ping Ping’, meaning peace and safety, has undergone surgery and is now recovering. Pandas have 20 natural enemies ranging from tigers to Asian black bears to boas with felines being their most deadly predators. When cornered by such animals, a wild panda will often lean against a tree defending itself with claws and teeth or escape by climbing up a tree or rolling down a mountain rope. Most predators will avoid life-anddeath confrontations with pandas but it is possible for sick, weak, young and elderly bears to die in such attacks, Yang Xuyi, a wildlife official with Sichuan’s forestry department said. Giant pandas are one of the world’s most endangered species. About 1,600 live in the wild, mostly in the mountains of Sichuan, while more than 300 live in captivity. Enterprise CHENNAI Chennai sees decline in hiring activity NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: The Naukri Job Speak Index for the month of October 2014 was at 1108 indicating a decline of 14 per cent in hiring activity when compared to September 2014. According to a press release, sectors such as insurance and pharma saw maximum decline of 23 and 22 per cent respectively in October’14 as compared to September’14. Auto sector has seen a decline of 17 per cent in this time period. Executive vice president and chief sales ofﬁcer, Naukri.com, V Suresh said, ‘Job market in Chennai witnessed a seasonal dip due to the festive season. The overall mood is positive and we can expect hiring to pick up in the coming months’. An in-depth analysis reveals that apart from insurance and pharma, other key sectors like IT and BPO have seen a month on month decline of 16 and 17 per cent respectively in the index in October’14. The demand for professionals working in banking and insurance and production maintenance saw maximum dip in hiring with the index moving down by 29 and 28 per cent respectively in October’14 over September’14. 3D view of 2 Dec New Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI): The Reserve Bank will take into account all aspects including ﬁve-year low inﬂation rate while deciding on interest rate at the monetary policy review next month, RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra said. ‘...Of course there is an element of base effect and some local and global uncertainties always remain around us. So, we are watchful of all these developments and we will continue to taking all these inputs (while taking a view on interest rate)’, he said at the RBI stall at India International Trade Fair (IITF) set-up to spread awareness on ﬁnancial literacy and educate the common man on banking and ﬁnancial matters. Mundra added: ‘One, of course, is the various measures taken by the government, ﬁscal measures. Second, we also got lucky in some sense with the falling fuel prices or the softening commodity prices globally. The food prices also reﬂected Inﬂation based on the Wholesale Price Index cooled to a ﬁve-year low of 1.77 per cent in October driven by softening prices of fuel and food items. At the same time, retail inﬂation, based on Consumer Price Index, also eased to 5.52 per cent at end of October the softening trend and the third component is the monetary policy which was in our domain which was pursued so what we are witnessing today, it is a combined effect of all the things’. Inﬂation based on the Wholesale Price Index cooled to a ﬁve-year low of 1.77 per cent in October driven by softening prices of fuel and food items. At the same time, retail inﬂation, based on Consumer Price Index, also eased to 5.52 per cent at end of October. With moderation in inﬂation, there is a widespread expectation that RBI will cut interest rate in its upcoming New Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI): There is an uptrend in time spent by CEOs on talent initiatives, as more than half of chief executives surveyed said they personally drove such steps in their organisations in the last 12 months, says a study. According to online career and recruitment solutions provider Monster.com’s annual study on ‘CEO as Chief Talent Ofﬁcer 2014’ which was put out in collaboration with People Matters, around 91 per cent of CEOs believe in direct participation in talent endeavors. This study, in its third year, noted that there is an uptrend in the time spent by CEOs on talent initiatives, with the 54 CEOs assessed stating that they have personally driven talent initiatives in their organisations in the last 12 months. NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: IIM Calcutta has placed over 450 students of the batch of 2014-16, in a record time of just over 2.5 days, a press release said. 378 offers were made in slot 0 - consisting of day 0 and day 1, which is an all-time record across the IIM’s. The consulting domain had 38 offers being made by McKinsey& Company, BCG, Bain& Company and A T Kearney, the highest in the last three years. The maximum offers in the consulting sector was made by Accenture with 17, closely followed by The Boston Consulting Group at 15. As many as 88 per cent of CEOs agree that time spent on talent has either increased since last year. The survey also revealed that a major theme for CEOs in the next 12 months will be to tap the rich pool of women and differentially-abled talent. Additionally, 68 per cent reveal that they plan to spend the most amount of time in developing leaders and connecting with key talent. ‘Organisational diversity will be a key area of CEO focus in Indian organisations in the coming months. Moreover, over the past three years we have noticed that CEOs are the ones driving innovation and creative thinking’, Monster.com managing director (India, Middle-East, Hong Kong, South East Asia) Sanjay Modi said. CREDAI to adopt ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations’ ofIndia (CREDAI) has announced that it is all set to embark upon a series of signiﬁcant initiatives to reiterate its commitment to the development of housing and habitat in India in a modern, futuristic way. An ofﬁcial statement said, this year’s ‘CREDAI Conclave’ will take two concrete steps this yearthe ﬁrst is a ‘Clean India Pledge’ by all the delegates at the Conclave 2014. With this pledge, CREDAI would become the ﬁrst among the associations of industry to adopt ‘Swachh Bharat mission’ as an organisational endeavor. The second is the institution of a campaign for ‘zero garbage in the housing complexes’ being developed by our members. ‘Our members are coming forth to voluntarily adopt zero garbage principle in all their developments which would be formally announced at Delhi Conclave leading to reduction of garbage by at least 10,00,000 tone per annum in the very first year in important urban clusters all over India’, informed CREDAI’s national vice president Jaxay Shah. Vodafone’s initiative for medium-sized biz NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Vodafone Business Services on Monday announced the launch of three key initiatives to catalyse the growth of Indian businesses, speciﬁcally focusing on medium-sized businesses that are between Rs 50 crore and Rs 500 crore in annual turnover. According to a press release, the initiatives include ‘Ready for the Big League’ - an engagement platform to connect and engage fast-growing medium sized busi- UB net down Bengaluru, Nov 18: UB Holdings, the primary holding company of VIjay Mallya, has posted a net proﬁt of Rs 3.5 crore for the second quarter of FY15 as compared to a good Rs 1024 crore during the corresponding quarter of last year. Income from operations was also down marginally to Rs 100 crore from the earlier Rs 118 crore. nesses, ‘Business Readiness Scorecard’ - a web-based diagnostic tool to measure business readiness towards facing future challenges that helps businesses work towards better operational agility, better connected employees and more satisﬁed customers and ‘Ready Business’ -an integrated technology solutioning approach that uses Vodafone’s suite of Total Communications solutions to provide answers to business problems, designed for making businesses more agile towards taking on future challenges. GENERAL NOTICE It is informed to the public by my client Mr. D. Gopal S/o Durai residing at Door No.225, VOC Street, Varadharajapuram, Nasarathpet, Poonamallee, Chennai - 600 123. Though This General notice that he lost his Original Sale deed registered at SRO Poonamallee, bearing document No.324/1959 and property situated at Nasarathpet village Survey No.172 which was proceed towards Poonamallee on 3/11/2014 around 11 A.M., hence it is requested that if anybody found the missed document kindly return my client and hand over the same Further if any encumbrances made by any body in respect of the property it would not bind my client legally. P. DENNISON PAUL M.A.B.L., ADVOCATE POONAMALLEE !"#$%&#'() ! "# #$ # % & # '# & ()# *!+## # , #&-& # &-#& & % . (- / 0**1 /- &/# - -/ 2 0**1 131 ( $% / #/ ( 4 5-/6 * + !,*!-# $%#7)- 8 900"00103! ‘G20 fails to make progress on black money’ Washington, Nov 18 (PTI): The G-20 summit in Australia failed to make substantial progress on ﬁnancial transparency and illicit ﬂows, an eminent international think-tank famous for its pioneering work on black money has claimed. ‘The G20 passed up a golden opportunity to begin tackling this global scourge by curbing the abuse of anonymous companies and instituting public country-by-country reporting for multinational corporations’, said Raymond president Baker Global Financial Integrity (GFI). Considered to be a longtime authority on ﬁnancial crime, Baker had recently co-authored an open letter to G20 leaders on the topic prior to the summit. bi-monthly monetary policy on 2 December. Asked if recovery is taking place in the economy, Mundra said that optimism is certainly high. ‘Conﬁdence appears to be much high than what it was... Signs are positive’. He said however that inﬂation is an ‘area of careful observation’. RBI has adopted a guided path, he said, adding that ‘by January 2015 an inﬂation rate of eight per cent is what we will be comfortable with. By January 2016, it is the inﬂation rate of six per cent which we are talking about. So, I think we could not have Axis hits overseas debt market Axis Bank on Monday hit the overseas debt market with a benchmark issue to raise atleast $500 million in a 5.5-year money, merchant banking sources said in Mumbai. ‘Axis Bank launched a ﬁxed-rate senior unsecured notes in the dollar-denominated debt market to raise at least $500 million. Depending on the pricing and demand, the bank may raise more than $500 million through these Regulation S notes’, a merchant banker said. 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Place: Chennai sd/Date: 18.11.2014 Authorised Signatory more clearer direction’. Asked about the upside risk to inﬂation, Mundra said it could be global factors like fuel prices, the geo political tensions. On deﬁcit, he said the government has laid a roadmap for ﬁscal discipline and consolidation. ‘Last year also a similar kind of goal was set and it was met, and I think the Finance Minister has mentioned it in more than one forum that the ﬁscal deﬁcit target which has been set out will be met certainly’, he added. On the issue of proposed Chief Operating Ofﬁcer for the central bank, he said RBI has not taken a ﬁnal view on that as yet. ‘It is a part of larger restructuring exercise in RBI. Some part of it has been completed and for the creation of the post of COO. Any DG post would need a change in legislation. We will make a reference to the government when we think that it is appropriate time to do so’, he said. NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Federal Bank invites applications for the one year Post Graduate Diploma course in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) conducted at Federal Manipal School of Banking (FMSB), a joint venture of Federal Bank and Manipal Global Education Services. A statement said, the course is designed to groom talented young graduates as proﬁcient bank ofﬁcers by providing them high-end training in banking and ﬁnance. On successful completion of the course, the candidates will be absorbed as probationary ofﬁcers in Federal Bank. Aspirants can apply online between 17 November to 24 November (both days inclusive). Candidates with minimum 60 per cent mark for graduation, age not exceeding 26 years as on 1 November and domiciled in any of the following States / regions- Kerala, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Pondicherry and National Capital Region (NCR) can apply for the course. The details of the course are available in Federal Bank’s website at www.federalbank.co.in. Toshiba wins Indian order NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Toshiba Corporation announced that, in collaboration with Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), it has received an order to supply an X-band dual polarization transportable Doppler weather radar system to India Meteorological Department (IMD). A press statement said, the radar which is the ﬁrst weather radar that Toshiba will supply to outside Japan, will be installed at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India in January 2015. Toshiba has been collaborating with ECIL on weather radars since August 2012. The current order follows positive evaluation of their joint proposal, which drew on Toshiba’s extensive experience in supplying weather radars in Japan, and ECIL’s capabilities in supporting operation in the ﬁeld in India. Toshiba has already supplied similar radars to Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and to universities and research institutions. The X-band dual polarization transportable Doppler weather radar system for IMD has a range of 80km, and its short wavelength supports high resolution imaging of precipitation and wind velocity. It is only 25 per cent of the size and consumes only 10 per cent of the power of an equivalent electrontube-based radar, the statement said. KOTHARI INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION LIMITED NAME CHANGE Thiru BULGANIN, R. (Hindu), son of Thiru Rajamanickam, P., born on 9th April 1956 (native district: Chennai), residing at No.83/1, Avvai Thiru Nagar, 5th Cross Street, Koyambedu, Chennai-600 092, has converted to Christianity with the name of BULGANIN R ABRAHAM on 19th October 1994. R.BULGANIN. Chennai, 10th April 2012. 5 Federal Bank offers diploma course All eyes on policy review, as RBI to decide on rate cuts Talent is highest priority for CEOs: Survey IIM Calcutta placements touch new high TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014 CIN NO: L24110TN1970PLC005865 Regd.Ofﬁce: “Kothari Buildings”, 114, Mahatma Gandhi Salai, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034 E-mail ID: [email protected] Unaudited Statement of Results for the Quarter Ended 30.09.2014 PARTICULARS Income from Operations Net sales/Income from operations (Net of excise duty) Total income from operations Expenses (a) Cost of materials consumed (b) Purchase of Stock-in-Trade (c) Changes in inventories including ﬁnished goods, stock-in-trade etc. (d) Employee beneﬁts (e) Depreciation and amortisation expense (f) Other expenses Total expenses Loss from operations before other income, ﬁnance costs and exceptional items Other income Loss from ordinary activities before ﬁnance costs and exceptional items Finance costs Loss from ordinary activities after ﬁnance costs but before exceptional items Exceptional items Loss from ordinary activities before tax Tax expense / Deferred tax adjustment Loss for the quarter / year Paid-up equity share capital (Face Value of the Share shall be indicated) Reserve excluding Revaluation Reserves as per balance sheet of previous accounting year Earnings per share of Rs.5/- each (not annualised for the quarter) Basic & Diluted PART II PARTICULARS OF SHAREHOLDING Public shareholding - Number of shares - Percentage of shareholding Promoters and Promoter Group Shareholding a) Pledged / Encumbered - Number of shares - Percentage of shares (as a % of the total share capital of the company) b) Non-encumbered - Number of shares - Percentage of shares (as a % of the total shareholding of the Promoter and Promoter group) - Percentage of shares (as a % of the total share capital of the company) 30.09.2014 Quarter Ended 30.06.2014 30.09.2013 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Rs.in lakhs) Half Year Ended 30.09.2014 30.09.2013 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Year Ended 31.03.2014 (Audited) 1634.39 1051.96 2234.94 2686.35 4428.44 7871.74 1634.39 1051.96 2234.94 2686.35 4428.44 7871.74 270.30 1012.60 0.00 (82.02) 186.19 12.14 392.13 1791.34 303.70 673.62 1368.14 463.03 574.00 1686.22 1663.19 1717.70 1293.34 4630.27 (98.29) 110.20 10.39 211.70 1211.32 (104.36) 183.36 14.08 444.86 2369.11 (180.31) 296.39 22.53 603.83 3002.66 (156.95) (116.15) (159.36) 21.30 (134.17) 35.93 (316.31) (94.85) 228.86 532.03 344.56 647.05 24.14 53.45 1086.94 1825.33 5065.39 8981.47 ` (636.95) (1109.73) 358.63 489.55 (273.10) 24.60 (138.06) 44.27 (98.24) 48.43 (411.16) 68.87 (278.32) 67.80 (620.18) 243.07 (297.70) 0.00 (297.70) 0.00 (297.70) (182.33) 0.00 (182.33) 0.00 (182.33) (146.67) (146.67) 0.00 (146.67) (480.03) 0.00 (480.03) 0.00 (480.03) (346.12) (346.12) 0.00 (346.12) (863.25) (863.25) 0.00 (863.25) 624.19 624.19 624.19 624.19 624.19 624.19 - - - - - 83.85 (2.38) (1.46) (1.17) (3.85) (2.77) (6.91) 8678567 69.52 8678567 69.52 8678567 69.52 8678567 69.52 8678567 69.52 8678567 69.52 nil nil nil nil nil nil nil nil nil nil nil nil 3805318 3805318 3805318 3805318 3805318 3805318 30.48 30.48 30.48 30.48 30.48 30.48 Particulars 3 months ended 30.09.2014 Investors Complaints Pending at the beginning of the quarter NIL Received during the quarter 4 Disposed of during the quarter 4 Remaining unresolved at the end of the quarter NIL NOTES: 1 The above ﬁnancial results have been approved by the Board of Directors at their meeting held on 12th November 2014. 2 The company operates in one reportable business segment of manufacture and sale of Fertilizers and Fertilizer Mixtures. 3 The ﬁnancial results are available on the website of BSE Limited and on the company’s website www.kotharis.in For Kothari Industrial Corporation Limited Place: Chennai Pradip D Kothari Date : 12.11.2014 Chairman and Managing Director B Particulars A 1 2 3 4 B 1 2 STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES As at 30.9.2014 (UNAUDITED) EQUITY AND LIABILITIES Shareholders’ Funds (a) Share Capital (b) Reserves and Surplus Sub Total: Shareholder’s funds Share appliction money pending allotment Non-Cirrent Liabilities a) Long-term borrowings b) Other Long term liabilities c) Long-term provisions Sub Total: Non-Current Liabilities Current Liabilities a) Short-term borrowings b) Trade Payables c) Other Current liabilities Sub Total: Current Liabilities TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES ASSETS Non-current assets a) Tangible assets b) Intangible assets c) Non-Current Investments d) Deferred tax assets (net) e) Long-term loans and advances f) Other non-current assets Sub-Total: Non-current assets Current assets a) Inventories b) Trade receivables c) Cash and Cash Equivalents d) Short-term loans and advances Sub: total: Current assets TOTAL- ASSETS Rupees in Lakhs As at 31.03.2014 (AUDITED) 624.19 (1,200.66) (576.47) 286.35 624.19 (528.42) 95.77 336.35 2,054.83 584.90 175.73 2,815.46 1,886.17 558.85 178.70 2,623.72 89.65 1,072.18 2,821.94 3,983.77 6,509.11 323.66 1,353.45 1,997.23 3,674.34 6,730.18 3,891.86 14.00 5.20 778.03 354.36 0.50 5,043.95 4,108.36 14.00 5.20 778.03 348.40 0.50 5,254.49 561.97 590.42 100.60 212.17 1,465.16 6,509.11 378.34 610.53 269.43 217.39 1,475.69 6,730.18 6 TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014 Sports CHENNAI Federer, Wawrinka play down spat ‘Ferrero & Anderson too good for us’ World No.2’s ﬁtness, a worry for Swiss ahead of Davis Cup ﬁnal Smaller teams seek meet with F1 boss London, Nov 18: Formula One’s smaller teams have written to Bernie Ecclestone to press demands for a bigger share of the sport’s considerable revenues. Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters a letter had been sent on Monday to commercial supremo Ecclestone seeking a meeting at this weekend’s seasonending race in Abu Dhabi. Copies were sent to rights holders CVC, International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt and team principals. ‘In our common interest and for a sustainable future of the sport, we request you, together with the other stakeholders, to implement a more equitable distribution,’ Fernley said in the letter, details of which were leaked to the media. F1 won’t be threatened by Formula E: Chandok Bengaluru, Nov 18 (PTI): Indian racer Karun Chandok laughed at the idea of Formula E’s green credentials threatening the existence of Formula One, considered the pinnacle of motor racing. ‘Formula E is a different sports arena. They are not competing with F1, GP2 or F3 or anything else. They want to establish as the parallel and vertical sport,’ he told a section of reporters on the sidelines of an interaction organised by Mahindra-Reva here yesterday. The former Caterham F1 driver, who races for the India’s Mahindra Formula E team, said Formula E cannot be compared with any other series. Mumbai coach wants better finishing Mumbai, Nov 18 (PTI): Disappointed with his team’s third sucessive goalless draw in the ongoing Hero Indian Super League, Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid has said that his wards need to work on their ﬁnishing and capitalise on the chances that came their way. Mumbai City FC and FC Goa played out an action-packed goalless draw after both the teams failed to score on many occasions at the D Y Patil Stadium here last night. Even though Reid is pleased with his team’s overall performance, he was not happy with the ﬁnishing of his strikers. ‘I am delighted with our performance. Defensively, we were good again. I am delighted we created chances, good chances. But if you cannot take them you are not going to win. Unfortunately, we had good chances but we did not take them,’ he said in the post match conference. ‘There was one penalty appeal which went against us but overall delighted with the effort they put in. Just one thing I was disappointed with was our ﬁnishing.’ The Ranbir Kapoor co-owned side hasn’t been among goals in their last three games and Reid said they have to work hard on converting their chances and start scoring again. ‘In training we do a lot of work, crossing and ﬁnishing because it’s not about physical but quality work. You won’t believe this but in training the ﬁnishing is fantastic. But the pressure of the game is where we need it. At this moment we aren’t delivering. I don’t have a magic wand. There is no wizard who can come and get us goals. But we have got to work on training ground and hopefully on a match day we will stick it in the back of the net,’ the former Manachester City manager said. London, Nov 18: Roger Federer has sought to play down his spat with Stanislas Wawrinka by tweeting a conciliatory message with his compatriot on Monday night, said media reports. Federer and Wawrinka reportedly had a 10-minute row on Saturday, after the World No 2’s wife ‘heckled’ his opponent from the sidelines during their match. But the Swiss stars, who will play together next weekend in the Davis Cup ﬁnal, appeared to have settled their differences just 48 hours after the dispute. The pair are in Lille ahead of the team event against France which begins on Friday, and could see Federer win the only major tennis trophy that has so far eluded him. Federer, who arrived in France on a private jet after pulling out of the ATP Tour Finals ﬁnal on Sunday, tweeted ‘It’s great being with the boys again’, alongside a picture with Wawrinka and the rest of his Swiss team-mates. And the Swiss No 2 tweeted the same picture just minutes later, in what looks like an attempt to smooth over the dispute. Federer won Saturday’s match 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 at the O2 in London, but his victory has been overshadowed by the fallout. It is understood that one of the reasons the Swiss compatriots fell out at their ATP Tour Finals semi-ﬁnal was because Federer’s wife Mirka heckled Wawrinka. Among Wawrinka’s complaints is that she made audible comments from his supporters’ box - which is at ground level - questioning in French whether he would have the guts to close the match. According to several eyewitnesses, a vociferous argument developed between the pair in the backstage area. Tour ofﬁcials decided that the best thing was to push them alone into a private room that had been converted into a gym area, as there is no communal locker room at the arena. While the dispute is not believed to have become physical, a heated 10-minute row ensued in which both aired their grievances against the other. Meanwhile, Switzerland’s potential Davis Cup fairytale this weekend has become clouded by uncertainty over the ﬁtness of Federer and suggestions of strained relations between the all-time great and his team mate Stanislas Wawrinka. The country is on tenterhooks to learn whether its favourite son Federer, struggling with a back injury, can recover from injury in time to cap his matchless individual career by joining Wawrinka and winning a ﬁrst team ‘World Cup’ for his nation against France in Lille. Everything had been going swimmingly in Federer’s historic quest until Saturday evening’s semi-ﬁnal of the ATP World Tour ﬁnals, in which he ousted his equally in-form pal Wawrinka in an epic threesetter. Yet not only did the draining ﬁnal moments of Federer’s win reawaken his old back trouble, forcing him to withdraw before Sunday’s ﬁnal against Novak Djokovic, but the late tension of the match also caused Wawrinka to offer sharp, unimpressed words towards his opponent’s support team at courtside. John McEnroe, the former American firebrand now commentating for ESPN, only threw more fuel on the ﬂames with his revelations that the two players were engaged in a long post-match debate. ‘Something went on in the locker-room, there was a long talk between the players that extended well into the night,’ said McEnroe. ‘And the stress of that -- I can’t conﬁrm all of this -- but a lot of this went on and I don’t think that helped the situation.’ Near the end of an increasingly stressful match which was only settled by a ﬁnal set tiebreak during which Federer picked up his injury, it had appeared Wawrinka was unhappy with the exuberance of the celebrations of Federer’s camp, led by his wife Mirka and father Robbie. One French TV station reported that it had picked up Wawrinka complaining: ‘She did the same thing at Wimbledon.’ The team mates had played there in a quarterﬁnal in the summer. Wawrinka, though, later downplayed the incident, saying that ‘nothing much, nothing special.’ ‘Tense match, never easy,’ he said. The pair were due to travel to France on Monday to start preparations for the ﬁnal with Federer still hopeful of shaking off the injury, even though any recurrence of the back problems which hampered him so much in 2013 must be a long-term worry for the 33-year-old. ‘The way I feel right now, there’s no way I can compete at any level really,’ Federer said on Sunday. ‘Probably in a few days it’s going to be better. ‘This back spasm or whatever it might be, it’s just not a fun thing to have during the day. It’s just uncomfortable. But I’m positive and I’m hopeful that it’s going to go away very soon.’ Partial relief for Srinivasan SC indicts Gurunath, Kundra ‘England ODI team held back by fear of failure’ Melbourne, Nov 18: Former skipper Andrew Strauss believes England’s batsmen may be being held back in one-day internationals by a fear of failure. The World Cup gets under way in February next year but England’s hopes of going all the way in Australia and New Zealand have been written off by many pundits. One of the biggest gripes with the 50-over team is a perceived negative approach when it comes to batting, scoring too slowly compared with rival nations. Indeed, Rohit Sharma’s world record 264 against Sri Lanka last week was a bigger score than seven of England’s past 10 ODI innings. But Strauss believes it is the batsmen’s mentality, not the tactics, which need to be altered. ‘I think the England players, even throughout my time, have played too fearfully,’ Strauss said in an interview with BBC Sport. ‘They’ve been far too fearful of getting out. And you can’t make 400 if you’ve got that kind of attitude. ‘I would argue it’s not the strategy that is wrong; it’s that players haven’t actually played well enough. And it’s very hard to score 400 in ODIs if you’re not conﬁdent.’ England’s World Cup preparations get into full swing next week when they begin a seven-match series in Sri Lanka before a triangular series against Australia and India in the new year. And Strauss believes Alastair Cook’s men need to hit the ground running if they are to carry any conﬁdence into the World Cup. New Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI): BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan was on Monday indicted by a probe committee for not acting against an unnamed cricketer accused of misconduct while his son-inlaw Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were found guilty of betting that could leave their teams CSK and RR in trouble. The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee, also came out with a severe indictment of IPL CEO Sunder Raman who it said knew of a contact of a bookie and had contacted him eight times in one season but did nothing about it. However, the three-member committee, appointed by the Supreme Court to probe matchﬁxing and betting allegations in IPL 6 season, cleared Srinivasan of the charges of match ﬁxing and scuttling the investigation. It conﬁrmed Meiyappan was a team ofﬁcial (team principal) of Chennai Super Kings while Rajasthan Royals owner Kundra’s ‘infractions violated BCCI/IPL Anti Corruption Code.’ A provision in the IPL code of conduct says that any Franchise, Group Company or owner acts in any way which effects the reputation of the League or BCCI-IPL, the Franchise will be scrapped. The Di Maria form dip no surprise to coach Manchester, Nov 18 (AFP): Manchester United record signing Angel di Maria’s stunning start to his time at Manchester United was the surprise, not the winger’s recent dip in form, Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said. Di Maria, a 26-year-old Argentina winger, joined from Real Madrid in a USD 98 million deal on transfer deadline day and scored three goals in his ﬁrst ﬁve games for the English giants. Di Maria is set to play on his club home ground when Argentina face Portugal in an international friendly at Old Trafford later today, billed as the ‘Battle of the Galacticos’, with Martino defending his playmaker following recent criticism. ‘I have to say that Angel is one of the very top players in world football,’ Martino told an Old Trafford news conference. ‘His start was exceptional and the fact that generally when players go to a new club and have to get used to a new league, a new team, a different style of football and different teammates, I think the form that he is showing now is possibly more typical of a player going to a new club than the very ﬁrst few games when he burst onto the scene and did so well. Committee, headed by retired High Court Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal with Additional Solicitor General L Nageshwar Rao and senior advocate Nilay Dutta as members, held that Srinivasan’s sonin-law Gurunath Meiyappan was involved in betting but not in match ﬁxing. It also questioned why Rajasthan police stopped probe abruptly on Kundra for his betting activities after the case was transferred from Delhi police. ‘This individual (Sunder Raman) admitted knowing the contact of the bookies but claimed to be unaware of his connection with betting activities. ‘This individual also accepted that he had received information about individual 1 (Meiyappan) and individual 11 (Kundra) taking part in betting activities but was informed by the ICC-ACSU chief that this was not actionable information. This individual also accepted that this information was not conveyed to any other individual,’ the Committee said. Kohli jumps to 2nd in rankings Dubai, Nov 18 (PTI): Virat Kohli has moved to second place in the ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen following his impressive batting show in India’s 5-0 series win over Sri Lanka while world record breaker double centurion Rohit Sharma jumped to the 15th spot in the latest chart. Kohli, who hit 139 not out in the ﬁfth ODI on Sunday, having earlier scored 66, 53 and 49 to be adjudged man-of-the-series, jumped one place to be behind A B de Villiers of South Africa. Rohit made a spectacular rise of 18 places after his world-record breaking innings of 264 in Kolkata, in what was the 27-year-old’s second ODI career double-century. New Delhi, Nov 18 (PTI): Punjab Marshalls captain Greg Rusedski said that the singles players of the Delhi Dreams proved too good for them as they lost the CTLopener by a six-game margin, here yesterday. The hosts won all three singles matches and ended up winning 25 games in ﬁve matches while Punjab could only manage to win 19. Rusedeski, former British number one and world number four, said had he played a close match, things could have been different. ‘Unfortunately, Ferrero was too good for me. I put my team behind but the (doubles) players really fought well (to come back). Kevin was again too good. He showed why he is number 16 in the world,’ Rusedski told reporters after the tie. Rusedski arrived in Delhi only a few hours before the tie began. Asked it it was a reason for his sluggish performance, he replied in a negative. Aussie cueist praises Pankaj Bengaluru, Nov 18 (PTI): Heaping praise on the Indian legacy in billiards and snooker, Australian cueist Matthew Bolton said that the nation’s poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani is one of the best he has seen and one of the favourites to win the IBSF World Snooker Championship. ‘He has incredible mental prowess and one of the best I have ever seen ... He also is one of the favourites in the world event,’ Bolton told reporters at the unveiling of the Championship logo here. The Championship is scheduled between 19-29 November, which ill be held at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. Asked about his chances in the world event here, Bolton said he had a very good year back home in England and is hopeful of playing well in the world event, however he is wary of the Indian challenge. Raina becomes co-owner of HIL team While giving its findings on Srinivasan, the panel said ‘this individual is not involved with match ﬁxing activity. This individual was not found to be involved in scuttling the investigations into match ﬁxing.’ ‘This individual (Srinivasan) along with four other BCCI officials was aware of the violation of the Players Code of Conduct by individual 3, but no action was taken against individual 3 by any of the aforesaid officials who were aware of this infraction,’ the report, which was supplied to the parties on Monday, said. Lucknow, Nov 18 (PTI): Following in the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina has become the second cricketer to be associated with the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) after he was named today as the co-owner of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards franchise. Raina’s association with HHIL comes closely on the heels of Dhoni’s entry into the world of hockey after he recently became the co-owner of the Ranchi franchise and renamed it Ranchi Rays. On his association with the Sahara Group-owned team, Raina said he was he was ‘proud’ to be associated with hockey, which boasts of rich history in the country. ‘It is a memorable day for me because today I am immensely proud to be associated with the national sport of our country, hockey, by joining UP Wizards,’ Raina said at an event held at the Sahara Shaher here. Rogers answers critics with ton Melbourne, Nov 18: Australia opener Chris Rogers has provided a timely answer to his critics k’s test ahead of next week’s ement squad announcement with a century for Victoria hefﬁeld in the domestic Shefﬁ nship. Shield championship. The 37-year-old,, who he first was recalled for the ear half Ashes series last year a decade after his single previous test, hass been under pressure for his place in the side for next month’s series against India after a disappointing showing against Pakistan. Partnering David Warner, Rogers managed just 88 runs in four innings as Australia were s w e p t 2-0 by Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates l a s t month. Mixed Bag CHENNAI TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014 7 Modi’s gifts to Abott Presents John Lang’s petition and Man Singh Trophy Tamilnadu School Education Minister K C Veeramani giving away prizes to winners during the 47th book exhibition at Thanthai Periyar E V Ramaswamy Central Library, Vellore recently. Book expo at Vellore central library NT Bureau Vellore, Nov 18: The 47th book exhibition at Thanthai Periyar E V Ramaswamy Central Library, Vellore was held recently as part of National Library Week celebrations. Tamilnadu School Education Minister K C Veeramani inaugurated the book exhibition. Prizes were also distributed by the Minister to the winners of school and college students who participated during the celebrations. Vellore District Collector R Nanthagopal, Mayor P Karthiyayini, Vellore MP B Senguttuvan, former Minister V S Vijay and MLAs were among others present. District library secretary Anandhan welcomed the gathering. Canberra, Nov 18 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gifted Australian lawyer John Lang’s 1854 petition on behalf of Rani Lakshmibai against the East India Company and Man Singh Trophy to his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott. Modi gave the gifts to Abbott just ahead of bilateral talks. ‘PM gifts Australian PM a memorial of Australian John Lang on behalf of Rani of Jhansi against East India Company,’ Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted. ‘John Lang’s Original petition of 1854 on behalf of Jhansi ki Rani against the East India Company,’ Akbaruddin said describing Modi’s gift to Abbott. Earlier, Modi was given a ceremonial guard of honour and a 19-gun salute at the forecourt of the Parliament. Prime Minister Abbott and several Indians were also present on the occasion. Then he proceeded towards the Prime Minister’s Office for bilateral talks. Modi’s gifts to Abbott brought Australian John Lang’s contribution in Indian history to the fore. Born in 1816 in Sydney, Lang is generally regarded as Australia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting Man Singh Trophy to Australian counterpart Tony Abbott. first native novelist. As a man of many talents, he was also a lawyer, journalist and born traveller. In 1842, he sailed to India and made the country his new home, even learning the Hindustani language. While carrying on a successful legal practice, he started a newspaper in 1845 called ‘The Moffusilite’, published initially from Meerut and later from Mussoorie. The paper often took a critical stance against the British East India Company’s harmful policies and consequently he was sued and briefly jailed by the Company. In 1854, Lang became the Counsel of the Maharani Lakshmibai of Jhansi - an iconic figure in the famous Indian uprising of 1857 against the East India Company’s rule -- and represented her in legal battles against the Company. Narendra Modi also presented the Man Singh Trophy, a prized possession of Sikh regiment battalions, to his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the War Memo- Modi has ‘runs on the board’, says Oz PM VIT University vice-president G V Selvam giving away prizes to the winners of the sports events conducted by Annai Teresa Academy in St Xavier Elementary and High School in Christianpet, Vellore on the occasion of Childrens Day recently. Police personnel keep a vigil at BJP headquarters ‘Kamalalayam’ at T Nagar on Monday, following a bomb threat. When is Trisha’s wedding? NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: The latest buzz in K-town is that actress Trisha has got engaged in a hush-hush manner to realtor-turnedﬁlm producer Varun Manian recently. However, the actress has denied it, and posted on her microblogging page that she would let know everyone when she gets engaged. Meanwhile, sources said the actress and the producer are seeing each other and their relationship has been accepted by their respective familes. ‘But the engagement has not taken place and an announcement will be made soon,’ they said. Varun Manian, who produced Vaaiyai Moodi Pesavum and the upcoming Kaavia Thalaivan, owns Radiance Group. He is a well-known face in social circles. Canberra, Nov 18 (PTI): When the top political leaders of India and Australia meet can cricket be far behind? With Prime Minister Narendra Modi by his side, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott set the ball rolling and ﬁred the ﬁrst shot, saying people in his country come to associate India with cricket. Abbott made an early reference to cricket in his remarks at a joint press conference here today with Modi after their bilateral talks. Abbott also said Modi has ‘runs on the board’ to meet the aspirations of the people. When Modi’s turn came to bat, he said: ‘We celebrate the legend of (Don) Bradman and the class of (Sachin) Tendulkar together.’ ‘We are impressed by Australian speed as you are charmed by the Indian spin until of course Shane Warne came along!,’ the Prime Minister said while addressing the Australian Parliament. Party name in a week’s time: Vasan centres and the integrated child development services centres. PTI adds Tiruvannamalai Medical College Dean and neo-natal specialist R Narayana Babu, who has been given additional charge as Dharmapuri Medical College Hospital Dean, attributed the deaths to respiratory problems and low birth weight. Director of Medical Education Department Dr S Geethalakshmi, who also visited the hospital and the neo- natal ICU, said 54 babies undergoing treatment were on the recovery path and were now fed by their mothers. ‘Some of the babies born were under weight like 1.75 kg or 1.6kg. There have been similar instances in the past’, Dharmapuri Government College and Hospital, Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit Nodal Ofﬁcer, Pugalanthiraja said. Former Union Minister G K Vasan has demanded a thorough probe into the incident. Explosion in Tambaram factory kills 1 NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: An explosion in a factory that prepares gas cylinders for the ﬁre department, claimed the life of a man yesterday at Peerkankaranai near Tambaram. According to police sources, the factory is owned by one Prabhakaran from Alapakkam. Two workers identified as Vijay Kumar (28) from Manivakkam and Venkatesh (30) were ﬁlling the cylinders with gas, when a cylinder burst killing the former on the spot. Venkatesh who is said to be injured in the incident, is now undergoing treatment, while Vijay Kumar’s body is shifted to Chrompet Government Hospital. Investigations are on as to how the explosion took place. Gold and cash stolen near Poonamallee One more infant dies in Dharmapuri Dharmapuri, Nov 18: Adding to the casualties, one more infant was today reportedly died at the Dharmapuri hospital, taking the toll to 12. Meanwhile, the State government assigned two senior doctors with experience in handling newborns to assess the situation at the Dharmapuri government hospital. The Dean of Medicines assured the best possible treatment. The Health Department is also looking at the performance of the primary health rial here to commemorate his visit. In his first engagement in the Australian capital, Modi, accompanied by Abbott, arrived at the War Memorial early morning. Modi presented the trophy to Abbott and also signed the visitor’s book at the memorial. The trophy originally in silver was presented to the Officers’ Mess 14 (King George’s own) Sikhs in the year 1919. The officers of the battalion, who served in the unit during the First World War in Egypt, Gallipoli, Sinai and Mesopotamia from October 1914 to May 1917, had made it in commemoration of the gallant actions of their soldiers during the First World War. The Trophy is named after Man Singh who was recognised as a great soldier for his qualities of character, professional skill, sheer physical prowess and agility. Approximately 6 feet and 4 inches tall, Singh was said to be so strong of limbs that he was able to jump over high wire obstacles and broad ditches comfortably. This was part of trench warfare during the First World War. It is also said that he could lob a grenade up to a distance of 50 yards. Political Science students from Norway and Denmark calling on former Union Minister G K Vasan, as part of their research project in Chennai today. NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Former Union Minister G K Vasan today said the name and ﬂag of his new party will be unveiled in a week’s time. He also said he has high regards for actor Rajinikanth. Speaking to reporters here today after meeting students from Denmark and Sweden, he said that people from various quarters have been supporting his party. Vasan, who announced quitting the Congress recently, will chair a mega rally in Trichy on 28 November. According to sources, his supporters from all over Tamilnadu would attend the conference venue in large numbers. NT Bureau Chennai, Nov 18: Around 25 sovereigns of gold and Rs 70,000 cash were stolen from a house in Sipayi street in Karayanchavadi near Poonamallee. According to police sources, Dhanasekharan (42) and his family were out at the time of robbery. When they returned home, they found their cupboard broken and valuables missing. Subsequently, a complaint was ﬁled. The case is now being investigated with the help of the ﬁngerprints obtained. Lahiri continues to impress in Europe Barcelona, Nov 18 (PTI): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri stayed on course for a European Tour card for the coming season as he turned in another ﬂawless round of fourunder 66 at the par-70 Tour Course to be second after the third round of the European Tour Qualifying School. Lahiri ceded the leadership to Swede Pelle Edberg, who followed his second round 62 with a 63 to move to 14-under, one shot ahead of Lahiri. Lahiri, who has had just one bogey in 54 holes, had four birdies against no bogeys in the third round but was far from happy with his putting, needing no less than 34 putts for his round of 66. India’s other player in the ﬁeld, SSP Chowrasia carded one-under 69 at the par-70 Tour Course with four birdies against three bogeys. He is now even par and tied 70th, which is right on the cut line. Lahiri continued his progress in Girona but reiterated that there is no room for complacency with half the contest still to go. ‘It has been good so far and I’ve hit it really well. Today was the best I’ve hit it all week, but probably the worst I have putted in three months. I hit it awesome, but had 34 putts to shoot 66, so that is half my round there. It is something I need to improve over the next two or three days, but the rest of the game feels good, so I’ve just got to keep that up,’ said the 27-year-old. ‘My putting has had nothing to do with the greens, I am just struggling a little bit with what I need to do. I feel like I’m really close to ﬁnding the right place to be both mentally and technically, so just a little bit of work on that, and it should be sorted. ‘I’m really happy, and I’ve played really good. I’m just trying to ﬁnd as many greens as I can and take the pressure off myself, and I’ve done that well today. Obviously the next three days will be a sterner test on the Stadium course, and I really look forward to that,’ he added. Lahiri said he cannot afford to be complacent though. ‘...winning is not the end in itself. You want to be up there and get yourself a good card, and the way I’m playing I feel like I can win, so I just need to continue what I have been doing. There is no space for complacency. ‘I’ve been here in Spain for eight days now, I’ve played plenty of rounds already, and we are only half way there, so you are not really looking at the ﬁnish line, you are just trying to hit every shot and play every hole one by one as there are so many. It’s 54 holes done, 54 more to go, so if you look at it that way then it is a fresh start tomorrow.’ On another fine day at PGA Catalunya Resort, it was Edberg who shone brightest en route to a seven-under 63 on the easier Tour Course to establish a one shot lead over Lahiri. Edberg had seven birdies, ﬁve of which came on his back nine, were the foundation for Edberg’s star turn in north-eastern Spain, which left him in a strong position atop the leaderboard through 54 holes. Ricardo Gonzalez is the most successful player in the ﬁeld with four European Tour titles, and the Argentine is handily placed just three shots adrift of Edberg on 11 under par after a 65 on Monday. Just a shot further behind in a share of fourth are Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg and Mikko Korhonen of Finland, who added to the Scandinavian success story on the third day, alongside Englishman Richard McEvoy on ten under. Edberg was pleased to continue the form that yielded an eight under par score just one day prior on the Tour Course, to start a 36 hole spell that has seen him recover from a disappointing opening round of 73. , CHENNAI 8 TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014 Licensed to post without prepayment under WPP. No. TN / PMG / (CCR) / 470 / 12-14 Stage no bar NSD director’s new play, a tribute to war victims I nternational footballer Chima Okorie, who strode the Kolkata Maidan of the late 80s like a tiger, is all set to debut in a ﬁlm titled ‘Lakhyabhed’. ‘Look, it doesn’t seem to be a very big deal. After all, I am playing the role of a football coach in the Bengali ﬁlm,’ Okorie, a Nigerian player said. He said that language could have been an issue, but years of stay in Kolkata had equipped him with a working knowledge of the Bengali language in which the ﬁlm is being made. ‘I am a Nigerian, but I am a Bengali too. The script is all about promoting Kolkata football with the protagonist, that is myself, mentoring a young footballer from an under-privileged background,’ Chima, who had also turned up in the English league and Norwegian premier league, was speaking on the sets of the ‘Lakhyabhed’ being directed by Sandip Chowdhury. Asked how it felt to face the camera, Chima said, ‘As per the script, I shall do whatever I am comfortable with - dribbling, taking shots, demonstrating a thing or two to the youngsters - The Children’s World Academy was founded by Saradha Natarajan in Coimbatore in 1979 to commemorate the International Year of Children declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientiﬁc and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) A s 2014 marks 100 years of the start of World War I, a new play looks into the aftereffects of war and pays tribute to millions of lives lost in these conﬂicts. ‘Ghazab Teri Ada’ by National School of Drama (NSD) director Waman Kendre brings on stage the socio-political issue in a musical but humorous format. The play, to be staged at NSD from tomorrow till 23 November, is Kendre’s second production with the NSD Repertory Company after ‘Janeman’. Playwright, music design and direction is by Kendre while light design is by Suresh Bharadwaj. The music has been arranged by Subhash M Karote, while it is choreographed by Anil N Sutar. Sandhya Salve is the costume designer and the set is designed by Naved Inamdar. The play opens with a king ordering his soldiers to go for a war to expand his kingdom. He calls for the war just to prove he is the mightiest emperor of the world. Amid this, all the women of the kingdom unite to stop the war which brings an interesting twist to the play and the plot. Kendre says his play is a farcical drama which deals with a very socio-political content. ‘With humour, music and drama, the play highlights many issues that are the most discussed and talked about. Where war has always been a man’s responsibility, the play highlights that women can play an equally important role in bringing peace and serenity in a society,’ he says. — PTI Jayashree Kannan W ith an aim to providing stage opportunities to students for free, Coimbatore-based Children’s World Academy has started functioning from Adyar. According to Jayashree Kannan, who was instrumental in opening the academy in Chennai, the organisation was founded by her late mother Saradha Natarajan in Coimbatore in 1979 to commemorate the International Year of Children declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientiﬁc and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). ‘My mother was an accomplished Carnatic vocalist and she always felt that budding talents should be given opportunities to perform on stage. She wanted to preserve Indian forms of ﬁne arts, such as music and dance. She wrote a book titled Sangeetha Baala Paadam in Tamil, for children, with lessons in Carnatic music. The signiﬁcance was that the lyrics were written in Tamil for the basic notes in Carnatic music which the children could grab easily and ﬁnd it interesting to learn,’ recalls Jayashree. ‘In Coimbatore, we used to organise nearly ﬁve to six concerts in a year and conduct music, dance, drawing and painting competitions especially on Children’s Day and throughout the year. We are planning the same in Chennai as well to cherish my mother’s passion for arts and her interest in teaching,’ says Jayashree. ‘Participants need not pay fee in any form. We look for children, teens and adults to come and join us to showcase their talent,’ she adds. For further details. mail to [email protected] [email protected] or cwaofﬁ[email protected] Jayashree Kannan can be contacted at 98418 16134. — NT Bureau Chima Okorie starts celluloid innings all part of the narrative.’ Sandip said that in his childhood he had been Chima Okorie pretty used to seeing the exploits of Chima on the telly, but what struck him was the disarming demeanour of the man. The director said that the footage of the player’s on-ﬁeld exploits in the ‘80s would be used in the ﬁlm in addition to press clippings. ‘It is the ﬁrst sports ﬁlm in the mainstream genre to come out after path-breaking ‘Striker’ and ‘Koni’. There will be the typical Anjan Chowdhury, maker of Bengali commercial ﬁlms, touch, but hailing from the later generation I have contemporised the content,’ Sandip, the son of the maker of a series of blockbusters like Shatru, Gurudakshina and Chhotobou in the ‘90s, said. Debutant Ranojoy essays the role of a struggling footballer whom Okorie mentors as coach. — PTI Guvera steps into India I want to be a child again: Big B Amitabh Bachchan M usic streaming app Guvera aims to more than triple its userbase in India by the yearend to one million as it adds more music labels and brand partners in the country. Guvera, which will operate under the ‘freemium’ model, offers a library of over 12 million tracks from local Bollywood albums and international artists via web and mobile platforms. Users also have the option to subscribe to Guvera’s on-demand service for Rs 199 per month. A combination of the words ‘free’ and ‘premium’, ‘freemium’ is a business model that offers both free and premium services. ‘India is a market that is truly diverse in terms of its taste for music. We plan to provide our Indian users with the best expert-curated local and international content,’ Guvera founder and director of Innovation Claes Loberg said. Guvera already has about 300,000 users in India and by the year-end, this should grow to one million, he added. The service is currently available in over 19 countries worldwide and by the end of the year, Guvera aims to be present in 30 countries. It has 2 million users globally — PTI Mickey Mouse to don Indian avatar M egastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday went nostalgic as he recalled his growing-up years, saying he wants to be a child once again. ‘When you are a kid, our parents and elders ask a question - what are you going to be when you grow up. You never have an answer and today at 73, I have an answer - I want to be a kid again’, he told reporters in Kolkata. He was speaking at the ﬁrst look launch of Bengali film Open Tee Bioscope which is produced by Shoojit Sircar. Bachchan, who is shooting for Sircar’s Hindi ﬁlm Piku in Kolkata, recalled that some of his early years during 196269 were spent in the city. ‘Those were the years of getting independence for the first time, being free and being on your own after having lived a very cocooned life with your family or in boarding school where you were guided by rules and regulations’, he said while describing Kolkata of those days as the most magniﬁcent and the most NO GRASS VIOLATION Shahid flies to Poland B C elebrated cartoon character Mickey Mouse, who turned 86 today, is set to don an Indian avatar in an animation short video which has a India setting. As a part of the second season of the ‘Mickey Shorts’ series, the special video will premiere on Disney Channel in India on Mickey’s birthday on November 18. In the video, Mickey will be seen speaking in Hindi and riding an auto rickshaw, which is a very popular mode of transport in India. The shorts feature aesthetic that goes back to Mickey’s roots and borrows from the style of his 1930s design while adding a few modern touches. —PTI happening city in the entire country. ‘It was a great joy and yes we were young, we were single and we were independent. We did many things which can’t be narrated here’, the actor said. He wondered that after working for the entire day ‘we think are we working for a living or are we living to work’. —PTI The concrete jungle of Chennai still has some space for agriculture and one such place at Mugalivakkam wears a fresh look thanks to the recent rains. PHOTO: K VIJAY ANAND ollywood actor Shahid Kapoor is flying to Poland to complete the last shooting schedule of Vikas Bahl-directed film Shaandar. The 33-year-old actor stars alongside Alia Bhatt in the romantic comedy, which is being touted as India’s ﬁrst destination wedding ﬁlm. ‘En route Poland for the last four days of this Shaandar schedule. Can’t believe the films almost done’, Shahid posted on Twitter along with a selﬁe. The ﬁlm also has Shahid’s father Pankaj Kapur and Sanjay Kapoor in supporting roles. Shaandar is expected to hit theatres next year. —PTI Published by K. Balakumar on behalf of News Today Media (P) Ltd., from 85, Mount Road (GST Road), Guindy, Chennai 600 032 and printed by him at Frontline Printers Private Ltd., M-7, Thiru-Vi-Ka Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai 600 032. Ph: 4202 1111. Editor: K. Balakumar. Phone: Editorial/Admn /Advt: 22504000, Fax: 2250 1800 (Editorial)/2250 1200/2250 0101 (Advt/Admn). e-mail: [email protected], Circulation: 4202 1111. Fax: 4212 0000.
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