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Batla House encounter: IM suspect accused Small batch of 609 pilgrims

leave for Amarnath

of killing police inspector by court

The 2008 Batla House
year-old student was on
encounter which hogged the QUESTIONING GENUINENESS Thursday found dead under
limelight has been finally
declared genuine by a Delhi
OF ENCOUNTER mysterious circumstances
inside a toilet of his school
Court on Thursday. The lone here, official sources said.
NEW DELHI: Soon after
suspect Shahzad Ahmed has
the verdict on Batla House Najeeb Bin Noor, a resident of
been convicted for killing
encounter was out the prin- Tengpora and studying at a
Delhi police officer inspector
cipal Opposition Bharatiya school in posh Rajbagh locality
M C Sharma.
Janata Party ( BJP ) on of the city, had gone to the toi-
The court will decide on
Thursday has slammed let but did not return to the
the quantum of punishment
Congress leaders for ques- classroom for a long time, the
to Shahzad Ahmed on July
tioning the genuineness of sources said.
29, Times Now reported.
Batla House encounter and JAMMU, JULY 25: On shrine Thursday. The boy was later found dead
Additional sessions judge said the court verdict on Thursday a small batch of As many as 3,12,562 pil- inside the toilet, they said.
Rajender Kumar Shastri had Thursday will go a long 609 pilgrims left for the cave grims have paid obeisance at The school's Contd p2
on July 20 reserved the way in boosting the morale shrine of amaranth on the Amarnath cave shrine in


judgement after conclusion of security personnel fight- Thursday .Till today over south Kashmir till last
of final arguments by the ing terror. "It Contd p2 three lakh pilgrims have paid evening, police said today.

prosecution and the defence. obeisance at the Amarnath Meanwhile, a convoy of 21
During the trial, the pros- shrine even as a batch of 609 vehicles, carrying 28th batch
ecution examined 70 wit-
nesses, including six eye-wit-
BATLA HOUSE ENCOUNTER IS devotees left here for their
onward journey to the cave
of 609 devotees, left the Yatri
Niwas at Contd p2 KARACHI, JULY 25: PML-N
nesses who were part of the GENUINE SAYS CHIDAMBARAM candidate Mamnoon Hussain
expected to win Pakistan's

CET cancelling: Govt orders

raiding team of Delhi Police
special cell. NEW DELHI: While react- presidential election next
In its final arguments, the ing on a Delhi Court's ver- week, graduated from a semi-
prosecution had contended nary, sources said.

inquiry into BOPEE goof up

dict on the upholding of
that it has sufficient circum- Batla House encounter Hussain joined Darul Uloom
stantial evidence and phone between police and Indian Naeemia in the port city of
records to prove that Shahzad Mujahideen terrorists as Karachi in 1953 and was
was present in the Jamia real the Finance Minister P enrolled for Daras-e-Nizami,
SRINAGAR, JULY 25: In Sheep Husbandry the famous centuries-old cur-
Nagar flat in Batla House and Chidambaram on Thursday order to ascertain the facts Department MA Bukhari was riculum steeped in Islamic
was among those who had said as the home minister I leading to the last month'can- appointed as the inquiry offi-
The counsel, appearing retrieved from Shahzad's September 19, 2008 between theology and followed in
fired at the police team lead- had no doubt that the cellation of Common cer yesterday and was direct-
for Shahzad, however, had possession when he was the officers of the special cell Pakistani madrassas.
ing to the death of Delhi encounter was genuine. Entrance Test (CET), the ed to look into "various
claimed that he was not pres- arrested. and the suspected IM terror- "He remained in the madras-
Police inspector M C Chidambaram said the government has ordered an aspects related to the conduct
ent in the flat in which the It was contended on his ists allegedly involved in the sa for some years and got a
Sharma. alleged shootout took place. behalf that none of the wit- September 13, 2008 serial encounter in Delhi's Batla inquiry into the goof-up by of CET 2013 by the BOPEE degree in 1955," said one of
It had said that Shahzad, The defence had claimed nesses had given any descrip- blasts at Karol Bagh, House area took place the Board of Professional on June 22 and 23," an offi- his closefriends and a party
along with another accused that as per ballistic reports, tion of the occupants of the Connaught Place, Greater before he assumed the Entrance Examination cial spokesman said on colleague, Contd p2
Junaid, had jumped off the the bullets found in the slain flat. Kailash and India Gate left charge as Union home min- (BOPEE) leading to cancella- Thursday.
ister in 2008 and he person-
Chinese intrude yet
balcony and fled after firing police officer's body matched Shahzad is said to be one 26 dead and 133 injured. tion and subsequent resched- Last month, the BOPEE
at the police team during the the gun seized from the spot of the occupants of the flat in Other accused named in ally went through the evi- uling of the Common had to cancel the examination
dence and talked to investi-
again in Leh sector
September 19, 2008 Batla and not from the weapon Jamia Nagar where the the charge sheet are Junaid, Entrance Test (CET) this of Chemistry paper and post-
House encounter. which was allegedly encounter took place on Mohd Contd p2 gators after one Contd p2 year. Secretary Animal and pone the Biology Contd p2

Duty of teachers is to teach not Amartya Sen offers to return Bharat Ramban firing: NHRC issues
Close on the heels of over a
dozen incursions since the

to cook mid day meals: Court Ratna if Vajpayee asks him notice to centre, J&K
face off in Ladakh in April
from across the Line of
Actual Control(LAC),
Chinese troops made a fresh
NEW DELHI, JULY 25: NEW DELHI, JULY 25: attempt to violate the inter-
Over BJP MP Chandan The National Human Rights national border at Chumar
Mitra's demand for stripping Commission (NHRC) on area in northeast of Leh on
nobel laureate Amartya Sen Thursday sought a report July 20 but were forced
of the Bharat Ratna award from the central and Jammu back by Indian troops.
and the economist said on and Kashmir governments The 'assertive posturing'
Thursday that he was ready over the firing by paramili- by the Chinese troops, who
to return the award it Atal tary forces in Ramban district had climbed a small moun-
Bihari Vajpayee asked him to July 18 which left four peo- tain where they faced Indian
do so. ple dead and 42 injured. "We troops, has been flashed to
have issued notices to the all units along the China-
While BJP steered clear
union Home Secretary and India border in the area to
of the controversy, Congress
Director General of Police keep a strict vigil on their
waded into it with an attack
Jammu and Kashmir, calling
saying it reflected the "fascist
for reports within four weeks
The Allahabad High Court on
supervise the cooking of
meals," a division bench
mentality" of BJP.
"Mr Chandan Mitra may
in this matter," said an offi-
cial of the NHRC. The con-
Thursday observed that the comprising Justice Shiva not know that the Bharat tents of the press report, if

Troops fired in self defence: BSF

duty of teachers was to teach Kirti Singh and Justice Ratna was given to me by the unfortunate....It is so unpro- true, raise a serious issue of
and not to cook mid day Vikram Nath observed yes- BJP-led government and was ductive actually," Sen said. violation of human rights of
meals. This observation came terday amid questions handed to me by Atal Bihari He added that during the the victims, the commission MADRID, JULY 25: At least 77
after the Bihar mid-day meal whether teaching staff at gov- Vajpayee. If Mr Vajpayee BJP-led NDA government, said. Hundreds of people had people have been killed after a
tragedy. ernment schools should be wants me to return it, I will he has had a lot of discussion marched to the BSF camp NEW DELHI: The BSF report into the firing incident at train derailed in the northern
The observation by the saddled with the implementa- certainly return it," Amartya with leaders like L K Advani, alleging that some personnel Ramban in Jammu and Kashmir, in which four people were Spanish region of Galicia on
court in Uttar Pradesh came tion of the scheme. Sen told Times Now. Yashwant Sinha, Jaswant killed, has said its personnel, along with state police, had to Wednesday evening, said a
had gate-crashed into the
even as three lakh primary The court was hearing a He said it was unfortu- Singh and Arun Jaitley. fire as the mob was running down the camp of the paramili- spokeswoman for Galicia's
mosque wearing shoes, there-
school teachers across Bihar PIL filed by Meerut-based nate that such a demand had Demanding that Sen be tary force. Submitting its initial report on the incident to the Supreme Court.
by desecrating the place of
boycotted midday meal UP Pradhanacharya Parishad. come forth and termed it as a stripped of his Bharat Ratna, Union Home Ministry, the BSF said its troops were "forced" Seventy-three people died at
worship. There were also
duties on the grounds they The PIL had challenged "personal" view of Mitra. Mitra had said he was not and "compelled" to fire in accordance of the "standard oper- the accident site and four died
allegations that people
interfered with teaching an order of the district "To get into a political even a voter in India and in hospital, the spokeswoman
engaged in prayers in the ating procedures" laid down for the safety of personnel and
work. inspector of schools, dated debate and somebody takes a wondered whether a Bharat said on Thursday morning,
mosque were roughed up. the "weapons", official sources said. It said the troops had
"The duty of teachers and June 19, whereby the earlier view which seems to me is Ratna awardee should speak adding that the numbers were
BSF Inspector General fired in self-defence to save its men and weapons. The BSF still provisional. Judges in Spain
principals of schools is to system of NGOs being rather unfair...to all the peo- for or against any party or a (Frontier Jammu) Rajeev has already ordered a Staff Court of Inquiry into the incident
teach the students and not to entrusted Contd p2 Contd p2 are responsible for recording
ple as well....I think it is leader. Krishna has Contd p2 but has not named any individual, the sources said. The the deaths. Bodies covered in
report has been prepared by Special Director General of BSF


blankets lay next to the over-
Dilip Trivedi who had visited the spot after Contd p2 turned carriages Contd p2

tion to Raj Babbar went further. and Rasheed Masood have made meals possible inverting all eco-
Rasheed Masood said on Thursday Akhand Bharat again a reality. For nomics on its head with profit and


that Rs 5 in Delhi is sufficient for a those from Pakistan or Bangladesh loss going into space. Nobel Prize
ROHIT SINGH RANA hearty meal. "You can eat a meal in who get a meal for Rs 12 or even Rs for peace, because they made the
Delhi in Rs 5, I don't know about 5 who will leave India. They will all subcontinent united on the basis of
If any of our friends wants to have a Mumbai. You can get a meal for Rs stay put with Raj Babbar and cheap meals, which was more than
full meal for as low as Rs 12 then it 5 near Jama Masjid," Rasheed Masood thumping their chests. seven decades ago partitioned on the
is not a dream but a reality. Ask Masood said. Hence two important Proudly proclaiming that what Jan name of religion. At one stroke, the
Congress spokesperson and yester-
An RTI activist in –Indore had conducted the that ministers had scored
eateries with top political chefs, Sangh, RSS and BJP could only two ‘wise’ leaders have rewritten
day’s Bollywood actor, Raj Babbar, inviting all poor Indians, a whoop- dream has been achieved in no time. history of India. Soon in their life- Madhya Pradesh (MP) tests at Panchmarhi when lowest in integrity and
he will give the full details. Though ing 800 million to either rush to A meal for Rs 12 and Rs 5 made it times, huge monuments come up after four years’ struggle, there was a two days work honesty. Should not such
it was tried hard to contact him on Jamma Masjid in Delhi or Mumbai all possible! with earth to sky statues of the two to make public the find- shop to get some knowl- studies be conducted on
the phone but he went elusive. The and they will show how a hearty With so much fame behind them, the masters, putting to shame all ele-
grapevine is ripe with reports that he
ings of Emotional edge about the strengths the politicians of the State
meal is available for either Rs12 or two Congress leaders have thrown a phants, Kanshi Rams and
is planning to make possible for mil- Rs 5. Emphatically, many will rush direct challenge to Sonia and Yuvraj Mayawatis dotting northern Indian Quotient (EQ) tests con- and weaknesses of the of Jammu and Kashmir
lions of under nourished of this to Jama Masjid; God knows what Rahul. With no chance to win elec- landscape especially in Utter ducted on Chief Minister political leaders occupy- who every now and then
country, huge eateries that will Rasheed Masood will make them eat tions they will perhaps hand over Pradesh. United Nations with much Shivraj Singh Chouhan ing top ministries. The rake up contagious and
churn out what he said “Full meals for Rs 5. But majority will rush to the top leadership of Congress to expectation will ask them to shower
at Rs12”. So great Raj Babbar, thank and his 26 cabinet minis- findings of the study were non-issues or give funny
Mumbai with mouth watering Babbar and Masood. With heavy the same miracle in Africa also.
you for doing the needful. It is time “Daal, Sabzi, Saambhar, with some heart Sonia and Rahul might go to Willingly they with an air of com- ters has finally become not revealed obviously, statements which point to
to roll back or at least rethink on the vegetables and so much of rice”. Himalayas still bewildered what mand and pride will take charge and reality as the MP High with reports that the min- something terribly wrong
food security bill. According to him A new history in the making, script- happened. tell them to rush to India particular- Court has directed that the isters had not performed with their orientation? The
it was possible to have "full meal at ed by Congress leaders, India is now Amidst the din and noise, a procla- ly to Delhi or Mumbai. With billions
Rs 12 in Mumbai" even today. No findings be made public. well on the parameters of tests could reveal their
the cheapest country to eat. With mation from Sweden and Norway pouring over Delhi and Mumbai, the
no, not vada paav. So much of rice, millions of Bangladeshis and announcing twin Nobel Prizes for two geniuses, findings their Sarkari It was in 2009 that School inter personal outlook, level of honesty and
daal, Saambhar and with that some Pakistani malnourished, they too Raj Babbar and Masood. They shall bungalows full of people will run of Policy Analysis and camaraderie, compassion, integrity so essential for
vegetables are also mixed." will not care for international bor- share prizes for Economics and away to find a hiding place. A funny Good Governance, honesty and integrity. In the progress of the State.
If it was not enough, another ders, after all it is Papi Peet ka peace. For economics, because they end, for those who lose sanity and
Congress leader in sharp competi- Bhopal along with IIM fact the findings suggest RANASAHIB
Sawal. So in no time, Raj Babbar found the way to make damp cheap reason for cheap political gains!

CONTD P1 were left in great distress, even

as the BOPEE rescheduled the
examination of both the papers
them and let them off.
"But, unless they appear for
interrogation, how do I help
dent Brajnandan Sharma said.
The flagship programme of the
Union government is implement-
Hussain told the media it was a
"blessing" that the presidential
election is being held in the holy
El Pais newspaper cited sources
close to the investigation as say-
ing the train was travelling at
disciples whose remains are
said to rest in the city and who
is patron saint of Galicia.
nel, were injured across the

Batla House .. on July 27 and 28. them. I told the two fathers that ed in 70,200 schools in the state month ofRamzan. over twice the speed limit on a The apostle's shrine there is the Troops fired ..
Atif Ameen, alias Bashir, and The spokesman asked the gener- they should persuade their sons benefiting over 1.30 crore stu- He is a practising Muslim and sharp curve. Both Renfe and destination of the famous El the July 18 incident. The report
al public to come forward with to appear before the police. But I dents. regularly follows the strict state-owned Adif, which is in Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, contains annexures explaining
Mohd Sajid. However, Mohd
Saif was not made an accused as comments, views and sugges- do not know what did they do but Sharma reiterated that the mid- Islamic obligation of praying charge of the tracks, had opened followed by Christians since the the versions of both paramili-
tions so that the inquiry is taken the two (absconders) did not day meal duties interfered with five times a day. an investigation into the cause of Middle Ages. tary and state police personnel
he had allegedly locked himself
inside the toilet in L-18 flat of to its logical conclusion. appear before police." teaching duties and also brought Hussain is expected to easily win the derailment, Renfe said. The derailment happened less and has also appended photo-
Batla House when the encounter "Comments, views, suggestions Chidambaram said he told the a bad name to them because of the presidential poll on July 30 as An official source said no state- than two weeks after six people graphs of the spot. The BSF is
have been invited from the gen- parents that according to his corruption indulged in by others. the PML-N has a clear majority ment would be made regarding died when a train came off the guarding the railway line being
was on and had surrendered
peacefully. eral public for purposes of facili- judgement, it was a genuine Repeated requests made to the in the electoral college compris- the cause of the Spanish derail- tracks and hit the platform at a laid in this area. The report has
tating the inquiry and for arriving encounter and the trial court government to remove primary ing members of parliament and ment until the black boxes of the station in central France. stated that the firing was done
While Atif and Sajid had been
shot dead in the encounter, at logical and reasonable conclu- should come to a conclusion. teachers from midday meal duty the four provincial assemblies. train were examined, but said it That accident may have been both by the BSF and the state
Junaid has been declared a pro- sions," the spokesman said. The finance minister also dis- and to appoint an agency for the Born in Agra in undivided India was most likely an accident. caused by a loose steel plate at a police. The latest inquiry has
He said any person(s) in posses- missed the criticism of BJP on task, were ignored, he said. in 1940, Hussain and his family "We are moving away from the junction, French train operator also found that the earlier ver-
claimed offender in the case as
he is absconding. sion of any information or will- the issue as well as in case of the The association was forced to migrated during Partition in hypothesis of sabotage or SNCF said. sion sent by its Jammu frontier
ing to provide any comments, Ishrat Jahan alleged fake take the step and the boycott 1947. He is now a leading busi- attack," he said. Wednesday's derailment was was correct. The BSF denied
During the trial, Shahzad had
called as defence witnesses Saif suggestions or views may either encounter saying it was the habit would continue till the govern- nessman of Karachi. Clinics in the city were over- one of the worst rail accidents charges of sacrilege as claimed
furnish the same in person or of the principal opposition party ment appointed an agency for the Hussain is an old loyalist of whelmed with people flocking in Europe over the past 25 by the locals and said 25-year-
and Zeeshan, both lodged in
Sabarmati jail in Ahmedabad in through e-mail (ashcommse- to criticize what the ruling scheme, Sharma said. Sharif and remained with the to give blood, while hotels years. old Mohammed Latif had made
connection with the serial blasts cy@gmail.Com) by August 2. Congress says. Terming the decision by the pri- PML-N during the regime of for- organised free rooms for rela- In November 2000, 155 people these baseless allegations
"If we say white, the BJP will say mary teachers as irresponsible, mer military ruler Pervez tives. Madrid sent forensic sci- were killed when a fire in a tun- against the personnel as he was
of July 26, 2008 there, to show
that he was not at the spot. Batla House .. black. If the Congress will give principal secretary HRD Musharraf, who exiled Sharif to entists and hospital staff to the nel engulfed a funicular train stopped and questioned about
of his colleagues suggested that some other colour, the BJP will Amarjeet Sinha said the situation Saudi Arabia and created a new region on special flights. packed with skiers in Austria. his presence in the area. It
BJP slams .. it might not be genuine.
"I spent a lot of time poring over
give another colour. I don't think was being evaluated and the party by breaking the PML-N. "The scene is shocking, it's In Montenegro, up to 46 people claimed the man ran into a reli-
gious place and made an
was a bizarre situation. While the that is relevant. What is relevant Supreme Court would be Dante-esque," said the head of were killed and nearly 200
government honoured late the papers and talking to officers is that the police have been able informed about it. He served as governor of south- the surrounding Galicia region, injured in 2006 when a packed announcement on loudspeakers
inspector M C Sharma for brav- involved. And I was satisfied that to prove their case against one "The scheme is being imple- ern Sindh province for a short Alberto Nunez Feijoo, in a radio train derailed and plunged into a claiming that BSF personnel had
ery, senior Congress leaders and it was a genuine encounter. accused they were able to appre- mented on the directives of the period during June-October 1999 interview. ravine outside the capital, committed sacrilege prompting a
functionaries of the ruling dis- Unfortunately, we have lost a hend. I think the accused has the Supreme Court ... how can you and lost the post after Musharraf The eight-carriage train was Podgorica. crowd of around 400-500 per-
pensation had raised questions brave police officer. It was also right to appeal and he should use boycott duty suddenly?" Sinha led a military coup against travelling from Madrid to Ferrol In Spain itself, 41 people were sons outside the BSF post
on the veracity of the encounter," unfortunate that some of the sus- the right of appeal and after that told PTI. Sharif. on the Galician coast when it killed the same year when an Dharam.
BJP deputy leader in the rajya pects have escaped. I am told that the court will review the evi- He said he had appealed to the derailed, Renfe said in a state- underground train derailed and
sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad said the lone captured terrorist was dence again," he said. primary teachers to call off their Train crash .. ment. overturned in a tunnel just Loss of RC
here. held guilty. I am glad that the boycott for the welfare of the stu- as smoke billowed from the The disaster happened as Spain before entering the Jesus metro I Deepak Kumar S/O
He said the verdict will go a long police have been able to prove Small batch .. dents. wreckage. Firefighters clam- is struggling to emerge from a station in Valencia. Balkar Nath R/O H.NO
way in boosting the morale of their case," he told reporters. Bhagwati Nagar at around 4.50 bered over the twisted metal try- long-running recession marked 611, Sec 3, Nanak
security personnel fighting terror. His comments came hours after a AM to pay obeisance at the ice Amartya Sen .. ing to get survivors out of the by government-driven austerity Ramban firing: .. NAGAR,Jammu declares
Prasad said with the court con- Delhi court convicted the lone lingam in the Kashmir Valley, Information and broadcasting windows, while ambulances and to bring its finances into order. claimed that the Border that I have lost RC of vehi-
victing lone suspected IM suspected IM operative Shahzad police said. minister Manish Tewari hit out at fire engines surrounded the Firefighters called off a strike to Security Force at the camp had cle No. JK02BB-
operativeShahzad Ahmed for the Ahmad in the 2008 Batla House The batch, including 429 men, the BJP for its attack on Sen, who scene. help with the disaster, while opened fire to prevent looting of
8482(Car) and JK02AN-
crime, "the soul of inspector encounter case for murdering a 127 women and 04 children, had raised the heckles of the saf- The government said it was hospital staff, many operating arms and ammunition. The
0203 (Two Wheeler). Now
Sharma, killed in the encounter, police inspector and assaulting apart from 49 sadhus, is on its fron party saying he did not want working on the hypothesis the on reduced salaries because of killing of the four villagers trig-
I have applied for duplicate
will now rest in peace". other officers. way to twin base camps of to see Narendra Modi as prime derailment was an accident - spending cuts, worked overtime gered widespread anger and
Chidambaram said even the Pahalagam and Baltal in the minister since he did not have although the scene will stir mem- violent protests, during which
of same if anyone have
Shahzad is said to be one of the to tend the injured.
National Human Rights Kashmir Valley, they added. secular credentials. The promi- ories of 2004's Madrid train scores of people, including objection contact at
occupants of the flat in Jamia The city's main festival focuses
Commission as well as the With today's batch a total of nent economist had also criti- bombing, carried out by Islamist on St James, one of Jesus' 12 police and paramilitary person- 9419392345 within 7 days.
Nagar where the encounter took
(Delhi) High Court too had held 47,715 pilgrims have left Jammu cized Modi's model of gover- extremists, that killed 191 peo-

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Asked about the statements of pared in their respective schools This is the same area where the city's main festival in honour
Kailash and India Gate left 26
dead and 133 injured. some of the Congress leaders, under their personal supervision. Chinese troops triggered tensions of Saint James when thousands
including Digvijaya Singh, The petitioners had contended in April smashing some bunkers of Christian pilgrims from all
Other accused named in the
chargesheet are Mohd Saif, doubting the genuineness of the that the new system would inter- besides cutting wires of cameras over the world pack the streets.
Mohd Atif Ameen alias Bashir Batla House encounter, the fere with the duties of teachers in installed at the border post. "It was going so quickly. ... It
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and Mohd Sajid. While Saif had
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who were affected or the people day meals in a number of neigh- own territory and have been fre- piled up one on top of the other,"
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of the Biology paper a day ahead to formally launch in India. hope this initiative will bene- vating products and services
absconding met him when he In Bihar, primary teachers began school and seized the body day, I can only express my deep-
of its scheduled exam. This partnership is part of the fit all our customers from
was the home minister. boycott of midday meal duties as which has been sent for post- est sympathy as a Spaniard and a to offer convenience to its
The BOPEE took the action after W i k i m e d i a various age groups".
"I told them that if you genuinely announced even as the state gov- mortem to ascertain the cause of Galician," Rajoy said in a state- young customers. The com-
it was reported that invigilating Foundation'sWikipedia Zero "We hail Aircel's commit-
believe that your sons were inno- ernment said it would inform the his death. ment. program, which focuses on ment to enhancing and pany has recently introduced
staff at one of the centres in
cent, they should ask them to Supreme Court, at the directive Santiago de Compostela's reaching the billions of peo- expanding access to free various noteworthy data
Srinagar on June 22 had distrib-
uted Biology paper instead of appear before police. And I had of which the scheme was being Pak president .. tourism board said all the festivi- ple around the world whose knowledge for their mobile products like Pocket Internet
implemented. who spoke on condition of primary opportunity to customers. With the partner- Smartand the recent one
Chemistry paper. given my words that after inter- ties, including Wednesday's tra-
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Due to the mess up, thousands of rogation, if we were satisfied that ditional High Mass at the cen-
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from the midday meal duties as ination papers as the candidate of ship between Aircel and the reach millions of people for than 1 rupee a day. Therefore,
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from umbilical cord stem cells
WASHINGTON: Scientists
have successfully developed
No alternative materials
are currently available on WASHINGTON: A new
cognitive deficits, and have a study suggests that avoiding
`artificial bones` from the market, nor have any
significantly higher inci- temptation may increase your
umbilical cord stem cells, been described in the litera- dence of psychiatric disor-
paving way for repair of ture, researchers said. chances of success if you are
ders such as schizophrenia. planning to lose weight or
bones and replacement of Precedents exist in the There likely is a genetic sus- save for the future, than just
lost cartilage in limbs. development of materials ceptibility, and then you add relying on willpower alone.
Scientists in Granada, that fulfil the basic function marijuana during adoles- The researchers compared
Spain, patented a new bio- of stimulating cell differen- cence and it becomes the the effectiveness of willpow-
material that facilitates gen- tiation but a biologically trigger," the researcher said. er versus voluntarily restrict-
erating bone tissue or artifi- complex material similar to "Adolescence is the critical ing access to temptations,
cial bones. The material bone tissue has never before period during which marijua- called ‘precommitment’.
consists of an activated car- been produced "ex vivo". na use can be damaging," Examples of precommitment
bon cloth support for cells The method of stem cell study`s lead author, Sylvina include avoiding purchasing
that differentiate giving rise differentiation uses a three- Mullins Raver, a Ph.D. can- unhealthy food and putting
to a product that can pro- dimensional support and didate in the Program in money in savings accounts
Neuroscience in the rewards were extremely ing the temptation.
mote bone growth. facilitates obtaining cell with hefty withdrawal fees. enjoyable erotic pictures. The scientists measured peo-
Although the method types implicated in bone Department of Anatomy and They also examined the
Neurobiology at the Since erotic pictures are ple’s choices and brain activ-
has not yet been applied in regeneration in cell culture mechanisms in the brain that immediately rewarding at the ity as they made these deci-
living organisms, laboratory conditions not requiring University of Maryland play a role in precommitment
School of Medicine, said. time of viewing, the sions. They found that pre-
results are highly promising. additional differentiation to better understand why it is researchers were able to commitment was a more
"We wanted to identify the so effective.
In the future, they could help factors or factors that differ probe the mechanisms of effective self-control strategy
biological underpinnings and Molly Crockett, who under-
manufacture medicines for from those present in the determine whether there is a self-control as they unfolded than willpower – subjects
the repair of bone or osteo- cell culture serum. took the research while at the in real-time. (The scientists were more likely to get the
real, permanent health risk to University of Cambridge and
chondrial, tumour or trau- Thanks to this invention, marijuana use," she added. could not use money, for large reward when they had
WASHINGTON: Regular template legalizing the drug. is currently a Sir Henry example, since subjects the opportunity to precom-
matic lesions and to replace a bio-material consisting of The study is published in
use of marijuana during ado- "Over the past 20 years, there Wellcome Postdoctoral could only reap the rewards mit. They also found that the
lost cartilage in limbs, stem cells supported on acti- Neuropsychopharmacology - Fellow at UCL, said, “Our
lescence may permanently has been a major controversy of money once they left the most impulsive people (those
researchers said. vated carbon cloth and capa- a publication of the journal research suggests that the
impair brain function and about the long-term effects of lab.) with the weakest willpower)
After obtaining artificial ble of generating a product Nature. most effective way to beat
cognition, and may increase marijuana, with some evi- For some of the choices, the benefited the most from pre-
bones in the laboratory, the in which osteochondrial and the risk of developing serious dence that use in adolescence temptations is to avoid facing
researchers` next step is to mineralised extracellular small reward was continu- commitment.
psychiatric disorders such as could be damaging," study`s "We wanted to iden- them in the first place.” ously available, and subjects The scientists were also able
implant this bio-material in organic matrix lineage cells schizophrenia in adulthood, a senior author Asaf Keller, For the study, the researchers
tify the biological had to exert willpower to to identify the regions of the
experimental animal models exist, can be obtained, new study has revealed. Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy recruited healthy male volun- resist choosing it until the brain that play a role in
like rats or rabbits to see if it researchers said. Researchers from the and Neurobiology at the underpinnings and teers and gave them a series large reward became avail- willpower and precommit-
can regenerate bone in them. The patent developed in University of Maryland University of Maryland of choices: they had to decide
The scientists have made Granada could have numer- School of Medicine hope that School of Medicine, said.
determine whether between a tempting “small
able. But for other choices, ment. They found that pre-
subjects were given the commitment specifically
this important scientific ous applications in stem cell the study will help to shed "Previous research has there is a real, per- reward” available immedi- opportunity to precommit: activates the frontopolar cor-
breakthrough after years of use in regenerative medi- light on the potential long- shown that children who manent health risk ately, or a “large reward” before the tempting option tex, a region that is involved
research in cell biology, cine, as well as in treating term effects of marijuana use, started using marijuana available after a delay. Small became available, they had in thinking about the future.
radiobiology and materials bone tissue and cartilage particularly as lawmakers in before the age of 16 are at to marijuana use," rewards were mildly enjoy- the ability to prevent them- The study is published in the
studies. lesion problems. Maryland and elsewhere con- greater risk of permanent she added. able erotic pictures and large selves from ever encounter- journal Neuron.
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Prospectus of SHG Scheme for unemployed engineers reviewed
Sham reviews drinking water scenario in Dooru areas Sadhotra for boosting morale of unemployed youth
Mir seeks adequate funds for speedy completion of schemes SRINAGAR, JULY 25 - A
'39 schemes with an estimated cost of Rs. 3984.69 cr under execution in Dooru' high level officers meeting
was held on Thursday under
SRINAGAR, JULY 25: As the Chairmanship of Minister
many as 39 PHE schemes for Labour, Employment and
have been undertaken in Planning Mr. Ajay Sadhotra
Dooru Constituency at an to review the prospectus of
estimated cost of Rs. 3984.69 Self Help Groups (SHGs)
crore. Out of which, 16 have Scheme for unemployed
been prioritized to be com- engineers, conceived by the
pleted during the current fis- Government a decade before
cal. These schemes will for welfare and upliftment of
cover 65 new habitations and unemployed youth.
benefit to over 70,000 popu- The meeting was attended by
lation with potable drinking Commissioner Secretary
water. Labour and Employment,
This information was given Mr. B.A. Runiyal,
at a high-level meeting which Commissioner Secretary
was convened on Thursday to Secretary, PDD, Smt Sheetal be made to provide all possi- He said that SHG shall com-
Housing and Urban Nanda, PPMO, SKUAST, ble facilities for their well- prise of 5 to 10 unemployed
review the status of various Development Department,
on-going PHE schemes in taking preventive measures essary steps to provide this the vulnerable areas, he sug- Jammu Dr. Deepak Kher, being to earn livelihood with engineers, who would framed
Mr. Jeet Lal Gupta, Deputy Registrar, Kashmir dignity and honour. a consortium and the groups
Dooru Constituency. The for the preservation of water essential commodity to the gested to construct bore-
Commissioner Secretary University, Dr. Mir Nisar Directing the Officers to lend so formed shall be referred
meeting was chaired by the sources against the menace of people with their sincere and wells and supply of water
PHE, Irrigation and Flood Ahmed, Joint Director their helping hand to youth in by the Director Employment
Minister for PHE, Irrigation flood waters and other haz- committed efforts. Assuring through tankers and other
Control, Dr, Pawan Kotwal, Planning, Economist & formation of SHGs and also to R&B, RDD, Irrigation and
& Flood Control, Mr. Sham ards so that the people can the Tourism Minister for means. He urged the engi-
Commissioner Secretary Statistics Department, Mr. in taking maximum benefits Flood Control and PDD for
Lal Sharma. Minister for get the quality water. expeditious completion of neers to strengthen the moni-
Rural Development Tariq Ahmed. of self- employment schemes allotment of Development
Tourism (MLA Dooru), Mr. Mr. Sham directed the engi- prioritized projects, the PHE toring mechanism to clear
Department, Farooq Ahmed Addressing the meeting, the the Minister hoped that the works. He said that the engi-
Ghulam Ahmed Mir was also neers to formulate new Minister said that funds will various bottlenecks for com-
Peer, Commissioner Minister reiterated govern- youth of the State shall pros- neers after being registered
present in the meeting. schemes for the uncovered not be the constraints. He pletion of schemes. He also
Secretary R&B, Mrs. ments resolve to boost the per and will live most satis- shall be imparted some basic
While taking a detailed areas to provide potable also assured to upgrade the requested for framing new
Tanveer Jehan, Director morale of unemployed edu- fied life. training if any required for
review of each scheme, the drinking water to the people. existing infrastructure to proposals for uncovered
SKIMS, Dr. Showkat Zargar, cated youth by launching var- Commissioner Secretary skill up-gradation by the
Minister stressed the need for He suggested for exploring enhance the efficiency of the areas to meet the futuristic
Additional Secretary Forest, ious self-employment Labour & Employment, Mr. respective works department.
accelerating the pace and possibilities to tap the water schemes. Mr. Mir revealed needs in view of increased
Dr. G.N. Itoo, Managing schemes and ensuring strict B.A. Runiyal on this occa- These groups shall have to
their time bound completion. emanating out of the railway the ground situation of the flow of population and
Director, HPMC, Syed Rafiq implementation of the rules sion apprised the meeting compete on the basis tenders
He directed the engineers to tunnels being constructed in Constituency and urged for expansion of new colonies.
Ahmed, Special Secretary, framed for the purpose. about the concept and pace of with other contractors in nor-
develop sustainable sources, the area. He said drinking adequate funding for the He also requested for arrang-
Chief Ministers' Secretariat, He said that youth are the SHG Scheme in the State mal course. He said at pres-
so that the schemes serve water is the fundamental expeditious completion of ing funds for completion of
Smt Dev Lata, Additional backbone of the states' econ- through a power point pres- ent there are 259 SHGs com-
their real objective on need of every human being on-going projects. For pro- irrigational projects in the
Secretary Education, R.A. omy and every effort should entation. prising of 1295 engineers.
ground. He also directed for and engineers must take nec- viding immediate succour to area in a time bound manner.
Inqulabi, Additional

Bhalla for developing Tourism infrastructure in Jammu Congress Sewa Dal Kishtwar demands
enquiry against GM Pakal-Dool HEP Wani reviews status of PMGSY projects in Jammu region
SRINAGAR, JULY 25 - hardly any suitable recre- Floriculture Park at Chatha KISHTWAR JULY 25:- since last more than 30 years Directs to complete land compensation disbursement process within one month
Minister for Housing and ational facilities for them. Bhour camp as per its full Congress Sewa Dal Block and has several times in past JAMMU, JULY 25: To
Horticulture, Mr. Raman There is only one big park potential to achieve its objec- Nagseni on Thursday held an transferred but every time he expedite the process of
Bhalla on Thursday con- namely Bagh-i-Bahu which tive. He called for fresh look emergency meeting at managed to cancel the transfer assessing the quantum of
vened a meeting of officers in caters to the needs of tourists on the re-designing and Nagseni Kishtwar under the orders. He said that no trans- land compensation under
his office chamber to discuss PMGSY and its disbursement
chairmanship Of Seri Chand fer policy has so far imple-
the matters related to the pro- among the owners, the
Block President Sewa Dal mented on the said General
motion of tourism infrastruc- Minister for Roads &
ture in Jammu city and other Block Nagseni in which large Manager. He urged upon the
number of Sewa Dal activities Hon'ble Union Power Buildings and Mechanical
adjoining localities. Engineering, Mr. Abdul
Commissioner Secretary participated. In the meeting Minister to look into the mat-
the speakers expressed their ter personally and conduct an Majid Wani on Thursday
Agriculture and Horticulture, chaired a joint meeting of
Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, great anguish over the illegal enquiry against the General
PMGSY functionaries and
Commissioner Secretary allotments being made in manager D K Dhar and as
Revenue to review the status
Tourism, Mr. Atal Dulloo, 1000 MW Pakul Dool Hydro well as about his property. and other related matters with wise and its early submission the nearest urban centers .
Director Floriculture, Electric Project Kishtwar by Others who spoke in the meet- regard to such roads coming so that the issue of release of He said that various projects
Jammu, Mr. K.K. Sharma, D K Dhar, General Manager ing include Bodh Raj, Kunj up in different parts of funds could be taken up with were pending due to non-
Director Horticulture, Pakal-Dool HEP. The various Lal, fulail Singh, Roshan Lal, Jammu region. the centre. He warned the payment of land compensa-
Jammu, Mr. Anil Sharma and speakers alleged that work Vinod Kumar, Sanjay Kumar MLA, Mr. G M Saroori, concerned functionaries tion in the state , adding that
other officers of tourism and as well as locals and there development of the park with orders are being given to only and others. besides senior functionaries against any laxity in this release of Rs.710 crore by the
floriculture were present in was greater need to develop attractive facilities and for- those people who grace the It is pertinent to mention that of the two departments were regard. He also called for Union Government under the
the meeting. more such parks around the warding the revised project to palms of General Manager. D K Dhar is posted as GM working in coordination and programme would help in
present in the meeting.
The issues related to the cre- city to attract the tourists. The the Centre for funding. He The attitude of the said Pakal-DOOL HEP since last Reviewing district-wise and early settling of the issues, if completion of these projects.
ation of new avenues for Committee discussed the also directed the Director project-wise status of any, regarding compensation Elaborating upon the criteria
General Manager has created 14 years, but the work on this
tourism development in and possibilities for developing Floriculture to re-visit the schemes, the Minister direct- to avoid hurdles in the com- under the scheme, Mr. Wani
a great resentment among the 1000 MW prestigious power
around the Jammu city were new facilities as also to aug- Bagh-i-Bahu Park and under- ed for disbursing the avail- pletion of projects. asked for preparing Detailed
general Masses. In his address project is yet to take off and The Minister said that the Project Reports of the proj-
discussed in the meeting. The ment the existing ones. take necessary renovation able amount of compensation
Seri Chand alleged that land instead said General Manager Government of India ects to connect the habita-
Jammu city which is Mr. Bhalla impressed upon works and create more facili- with the department within a
thronged by the large number the officers to formulate proj- ties for the visitors. He asked owners are being totally has withdrawn TA/DA bills launched various flagship tions having a population of
ignored by the said officer worth over 30 lacs in last few month. He also directed for
of pilgrim tourists from dif- ects for the development of for installation of 5-D conducting joint inspection programmes under Bharat less than 500 souls also.
ferent parts of the world new parks in the area. He also Theatre for the amusement of who is working in Kishtwar years. Nirman, of which PMGSY Earlier, the meeting was
by PMGSY and Revenue
round the year and there are directed for restoration of children in the park.
BJP Mahila Morcha to organize officials to assess the amount
of compensation scheme-
was most prestigious pro-
gramme aimed at to connect
informed that 552 projects
are taken up under the pro-

BGSBU facilitates scholarship schemes 'Mahila Karyakarta Sangam' each and every village with gramme in Jammu region, of

implemetation of these
schemes in the University .
of BGSB University , Vice
Chancellor Prof Hamal said
Rs. 268 Cr for protection of wildlife BJP announces candi-
dates for 3rd LAHDC
Following culmination of that students are being bene- Mian Altaf chairs 6th Standing Committee meet Kargil Elections
admission process, authori- fited with this scholarship SRINAGAR, JULY 25: discussion on the proposed
ties have given wide publici- for enrichment of their KARGIL, JULY 25: Dr
Minister for Forest, Ecology projects being taken up for Nirmal Singh of BJP
ty for the enrolled students career and easing of finan- and Environment, Mian Altaf protection of Wildlife and
belonging to Scheduled cial burden on the parents . announced the candidates of
Ahmad has asked the officers development of wetlands and BJP for 3rd LAHDC Kargil
Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste He said that students with of wildlife department to conservation reserves across
(SC), Other Backward the required categories Elections, Kargil during a
conduct a joint survey of the the State. The meeting also public rally at Baroo Kargil.
Classes (OBC), Resident of should immediately submit identified Conservation approved certain decisions
Backward Area (RBA), resi- their applications and get For Baroo the candidate is
Reserves and submit its taken in 5th meeting of the Sheik Nasir, for Town Mohd
dents of Actual Line of this benefit. All support and report within one month, so Board.
Control (ALC) and students help is available in the office JAMMU, JULY 25: In view of country has been made to pass Hussain President Yuva
the forthcoming Elections of through very tough times under that services of expert agency The Minister instructed con- Morcha Kargil, for Poyen
from minority community as of Dean of Students of the is hired for framing compre- cerned to complete survey of
RAJOURI (JAMMU), per rules. University. five State Assemblies and ther- UPA and there is massive anger Haji Mohd Hassan Secretary
after Parliament election, BJP and resentment against this hensive and long term the areas in time bound man- Yova Morcha Kargil and for
JULY 25: Continuing the As per the notification Others present in the meet-
Mahila Morcha has been con- Congress-led government at the wildlife protection projects in ner and ensure minimum Choskore Mohd Ali Secretary
past practice, Baba Ghulam issued by the University, the ing were Prof A K Koul,
tinuously making efforts to Centre. She said that the UPA the State. involvement of forest and BJP Kargil.
Shah Badshah University students have been informed Dean, Academic Affairs, Sh
strengthen its oganisational set has totally failed to come up to Minister was speaking while sanctuary land in such proj- Dr Nirmal singh while talking
authorities have exhorted the to fill up the prescribed Mohammad Rashid
up across the country under its the expectations of the people. chairing 6th meeting of ects. He asked them to launch to media told that his party
students to apply for differ- Form duly forwarded by the Choudhary Registrar, Prof Standing Committee of State afforestation on massive
ent scholarship schemes of Head of the concerned Mohammad Asger, Dean, Mision 2013-2014. This was Record breaking corruprion, will file its candidature for 23
stated by BJP Mahila Morcha nepotism and misuse of premier Board for Wildlife held on scale in those areas where seats out of 26 and they wil be
the State Government and departments to office of Mathematical Sciences &
State President Priya Sethi investigating agencies to shield Thursday. felling of trees involves to contesting with some allies on
Central Government for var- Dean of Students so that the Engineering, Prof B A Wafai
while addressing media persons corrupt elements are the Principal Chief Conservator ensure maintaining of eco- remaining 3 seats. He told
ious categories of students applications are processed Director, Centre for
at Jammu on Thursday along- achievements of the UPA. She of Forests, Abay Kumar, logical balance in the affect- that BJP is focused towards
enrolled for the year 2013- and are forwarded to the Biodiversity Studies, Suneet
with Morcha State General said that the people have Chief Wildlife Warden A. K. ed areas. the upliftment of Kargil dis-
14. It is pertinent to mention concerned quarters well in Gupta Special Secretary to
Secretaries Anju Dogra and realised that the UPA has only Singh, besides senior officers It was given out that Rs. 268 trict and towards the progress
here that at least 40 percent time for release of scholar- Vice Chancellor.
Anuradha Charak and State indulged in loot of the public from Forest and Wildlife crore are being spent on pro- of Kargil district and to
students of this University ship in favour of the stu- The student representatives
Secretary Sanjita Dogra. Priya money and have made up their Departments were present on tection of wildlife, creation achieve that BJP is fully par-
receive scholarships every dents. and parents have welcomed the occasion. of related infrastructure in the
year under different schemes Expressing satisfaction over the initiative of the Sethi said that the BJP Mahila minds to teach UPA a lesson in ticipating in the 3rd General
Morcha is of the view that the the next elections. The meeting held a detailed State. Elections of LAHDC Kargil.
of the Government and the support of Government University to provide schol-

Saroori, NC lock horns over quake relief package

University has established a with regard to providing arship for weaker segements
special cell for the scholarships to the students of the society.
2 killed in mishaps in J&K
SPOs after ITI training can be eligible KISHTWAR JULY 25:- The
war of words between the
Bhagat, Mohd Iqbal Bhat,
District President Kishtwar
headed by a Joint Secretary
has toured the entire area.
JAMMU, JULY 25: A woman Special Police Officer (SPO)
was among two persons on Thursday killed and another
for conversion to Constables: Kichloo leaders of coalition partners Tanveer Ahmad Kitchloo, They said that before going
injured in a mishap in Jammu region. SPO Kouser Fatima was
killed and her relative injured when a motorcycle on which
escalated on Thursday when Sajjad Shaheen and Dr. public on this issue, the
Vikar assures best possible training to SPOs senior National Conference Reyaz Bhaderwahi stated that National Conference leaders
they were travelling on skidded off the road and rolled down
into a gorge in Balakote belt of Poonch district yesterday.
SRINAGAR, JULY 25: In Vikar Rasool was also pres- Speaking on the occasion, leaders on Wednesday ques- "How can Mr Saroori accuse wished Mr Saroori to have Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a bus today lost control and
first of its kind major welfare ent. Mr. Kichloo enjoined upon tioned the rationale behind National Conference of mis- sought an advice from three hit Qasim Din Gujjar, killing him on the spot on Jammu-
initiative for about 35000 The Principal Secretary, the concerned police authori- the wild allegations leveled guiding the Centre over the ministers of the twin districts, Kashmir highway near Hotel Asia here, police said.
SPOs working the J&K Home Mr. Suresh Kumar, ties to explore all possible by Congress MLA Ghulam package when the State two of them belonging to
Police, Government on
Thursday decided to impart
Director General of Police,
Mr. Ashok Prasad, Secretary
measures for the welfare of
police personnel. He said that
Mohammed Saroori on the
issue of relief package for the
Cabinet under the chairman-
ship of the Chief Minister
Congress, who are a part of
the government. They said
Police stops Hurriyat team from visiting Gool
JAMMU, JULY 25: Police on Thursday did not allow a team
crash course ITI training in Technical Education, Parvez J&K police is considered as quake suffers of Doda and recommended a comprehen- the package was formulated of Hurriyat Conference to visit Gool belt of Ramban district,
Police related trades to SPOs Malik, Director Technical one of the disciplined and Kishtwar, saying this speaks sive package to the Centre", on the basis of the assess- where four people were killed and 42 others injured in a firing
in all the district headquarters Education S. Jaipal Singh, efficient belt force who has of ignorance and naivety of a the leaders said, adding that ments and surveys conducted when a mob attacked a BSF camp on July 18. Apprehending
of Jammu and Kashmir State. ADG Police, S. P. Vaid and always offered supreme sac- person who has himself Mr Omar Abdullah took up by various agencies of the law and order problem, police stopped the four-member team
Such training programmes concerned officers were also rifices for maintaining law remained a minister. the matter personally with government on the ground of Hurriyat Conference at Ramban while they were moving to
can be organized even out- present in the meeting. and order and security in the However when contacted Prime Minister Dr Zero. The NC leaders also Gool belt of the district and sent them back to the Valley,
side the state for the benefit It was decided that in the first state. He said government Congress MLA from Manmohan Singh in New acknowledged the support of police said.
of SPOs. Only such SPOs phase about 500 SPOs will be will provide all the possible Inderwal said that he stood by Delhi and during his visit to Union Health Minister Mr
who shall be ITI trained in
Police related trades shall be
trained annually.
It was also agreed in the
facilities and incentives to the
police force to further
his statement and blamed the Srinagar. Ghulam Nabi Azad and Power shutdown
National Conference leader- The statement further added Union Minister for JAMMU, JULY 25- In order to carry out the work of 33 KV
eligible for conversion to meeting that instead of enhance its efficacy and ship for sabotaging the relief that the issue was also dis- Renewable Energy Dr Farooq
Constables. Diploma, the SPOs having human interface. tap line for upcoming (1x10) MVA, R/Stn Shastri Nagar, the
package for quake affected cussed by the top ranking Abdullah, who pushed the
Decision to this effect was certificates from Industrial Mr. Viqar Rasool assured that power supply to part of Shashtri Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Sanjay
peoples of Chenab valley. In State officials with a central issue at the appropriate level
taken at a high level meeting. Training Institutes (ITI) and the Technical Education a joint statement issued by team that visited the area to in the Centre and said that we Nagar, Nai Basti Satwari, Industrial area and adjoining areas
The Minister of State for National Council for department will provide bet- MLC and District President have on the spot assessment are still hopeful that the fed from 1x10 MVA, 33/11KV R/stn Ashok Nagar and 11 KV
Home, Mr. Sajad Ahmad Vocational Training (NCVT) ter possible vocational train- Doda, Khalid Najeeb of damages caused by the Centre will realize the gravity feeders S-3 & SA-6 of (1x10+1x6.3) MVA, 33/11KV R/stn
Kichloo presided. shall also be eligible for con- ing to the SPOs and other Suhrawardy, ex-legislators, tremors, so where the ques- of the situation and come to Satwari shall remain affected on July 26, 2013 from 6 a m to
The Minister of State for version a constable as also as police personnel to shape
Brij Mohan Sharma, Qazi tion of misleading the Centre the aid of the affected people 9 a m. The shutdown is subject to fair weather conditions.
Technical Education, Mr. followers. their future.
Jalal-ud-Din, Chaman Lal arise when the Central team of the Chenab Valley.
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itiveness in the corporate milieu. and pre - press processes. writers, scriptwriters, visu- in ragging. ABVP activists matched
Indian advertising industry is on a roll The best way to get into this field after alizers, creative directors, their pitch by raising slogans against
and is all set to provide quality job to a course is to get on- the- job training. photographers, typogra- ragging as they took rounds of col-
thousands of individuals in next few All good institutions offer internship phers, animators, and so on. leges. The Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha
years. as part of the curriculum. The creative department took out an anti-ragging procession
A career in advertising is a lucrative START EARLY creates the actual advertise- on North Campus.
employment option that one can The first and the foremost requisite to ment in different media for- Whether it was Kirori Mal Ramjas,
choose in the rapidly growing Indian take up a position in advertising world mats. They verbalize and SRCC or Hindu, student organiza-
economy. Advertising agencies gener- is to have a creative spark in one's life. visualize the specific need tions seized the opportunity to inter-
ally prefer highly creative and talented This creativity can be in any form, be of the client. Since ads are act with both freshers and old-timers
individuals who can think independ- it in language, communication skills, of different kinds depend- on the issue. Student volunteers stood
ently and at the same time work as drawing, innovative thinking, and so field. POSITIVES/NEGATIVES ing on the media- print (newspapers, guard in all areas where ragging could
excellent team players. If you are on. PAY PACKET +ives magazines, billboards,etc) and broad- take place and the corridors reverber-
interested in pursuing a career in Eligibility for most of the advertising Pay Structure can vary from one * Challenging and satisfying job cast(radio, television and the internet), ated with anti-ragging slogans.
advertising, you must be highly target postgraduate courses is graduation in agency to another depending on the * Hefty growth prospects that are one you can choose the area of specialisa- Despite the common message, the
oriented and willing to work in a pres- any discipline. Admission to most of size and turnover. Accredited agencies of the best in the country tion depending on your interest. candidates were set apart by their
sure cooker like environment. Since these courses is based on an entrance have a large set up while small agen- * Heavy pay packets with dollops of Institutes political beliefs evinced by the orga-
this industry is very competitive, you exam and/or interview. Some institu- cies may have just a handful of project related incentives 1. Indian Institute Of Mass nization's name printed on their
must be willing to give your best at all tions also offer graduate level courses employees looking after all the various * Chances of meeting the legends of Communication, Aruna Asaf Marg, clothes.
times to make a successful career. in advertising, for which they admit jobs. advertising JNU, New Campus, New Delhi - 110 The campaign was not confined to the
EDUCATION students who have cleared class XII. Salary is generally not a constraint for -ives 067 URL : www.iimc.nic.in colleges on North Camp u s but
Advertising firms employ people with JOB PROSPECT the suitable candidate in this industry. * An industry that is known for its 2. Mudra Institute Of Communications spilled onto the roads in the form of
different educational backgrounds in Job opportunities in advertising This will, of course, depend on the extremely long working hours (MICA), Shela, Ahmedabad - 380 007, processions or signature campaign. In
various departments at various levels. include openings in private advertising individual's merit, qualifications, and * High pressure and stress inducing Gujarat URL: www.mica-india.net fact, anti-ragging posters along with
Possessing a professional Degree or agencies; advertising departments of experience. work environment 3. Narsee Monjee Institute of posters of student bodies were dis-
Diploma in a particular field of study private and public sector companies. As a beginner, you get to do the basic Different roles, different names Management Studies, V.L.Mehta played prominently on moving vehi-
can give you a head start in this indus- Job seekers can also find openings in stuff but experience enables you to Advertising field offers a range of Road, Vile Parle(West), Mumbai - 400 cles. Cycle-rickshaws and the Wall Of
try. Further, flair for language and newspapers, journals, magazines; negotiate deals. lucrative and interesting careers. The 056, Maharashtra URL: Democracy were the other media
excellent communication skills are commercial section of radio or televi- You can easily get into an agency at job in this field is categorised into two www.nmims.edu where the NSUI and the ABVP
other factors essential for breaking sion; market research organizations the lowest levels but sheer quality is broad categories, namely, Executive 4. Xavier's Institute Of fought for space.
into the realm of the advertising busi- and so on. One can also work as a free- demanded as you move up the ladder. and Creative. Communication, St. Xavier's College , Their activists welcomed freshers by
ness. lancer. However, the pay packets get heavier * Executive: The executive side 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai - 400 informing them that ragging is a
To get into a specific department of an Advertising manager, sales manager, and heavier as the workload and level includes: Client Servicing, Market 001 , Maharashtra URL:www.xavier- crime and any such incident should be
advertisement agency, you could public relations director, creative of experience rises. A beginner in the Research and Media Research. comm.org brought to the notice of the college or
choose from the following courses: director, copy writer, and marketing creative department usually starts with The executive department understands 5. Symbiosis Institiute of Media and university authorities. Meanwhile,
1 Client Servicing: A post graduate communications manager are some of an average monthly salary of 8 to 15 client requirements, seeks new busi- Communication, Pune URL: DU administration also issued guide-
diploma or an MBA in marketing the major job opportunities in this thousand rupees. ness opportunities and retains existing www.simc.edu lines against ragging and notified
anti-ragging helplines.

Millions of Bihar school kids go without mid-day meal Indian universities should focus on research: Tharoor
Patna: Millions of school children, day meal, hundreds of thousands of scheme in 72,000 schools across the Indian universities need to rily teach- Bill 2012 -- aimed at creat-
mostly the poorest of the poor, in children did not get it," he said. state. focus on research as build- ing institu- ing research institutions -- is
Biharwere not served their mid-day Bihar mid-day meal director R. "The government does not have the ing up research and develop- tions and pending before parliament.
meal Thursday as 300,000 school Lakshamanan admitted that due to the resources to hire an agency for the huge ment (R&D) is one way we need to "R&D as prime driver of the
teachers began a boycott of the scheme. teachers' boycott, millions of children task of serving mid day meals to 1.60 India can maximise its eco- change it. economic growth cannot be
Ignoring the state government's appeal will return from school without having crore students," Shahi said. nomic potential, union Indian uni- overlooked. Solutions to
to continue their participation in the food. Last Saturday, a forensic science labo- Minister of State for Human versities challenges of food and water
mid-day meal scheme, teachers began "We had appealed to the teachers to ratory report confirmed the presence of Resource Development need to security, eradicating dis-
their boycott Thursday. cooperate in running this scheme," toxic insecticide strains in the cooking (HRD) Shashi Tharoor said focus more eases and providing educa-
Ten days after the death of 23 children Lakshamanan said. oil used for making food at the school Thursday. o n tion to all can be found if we
from eating a contaminated mid-day In view of teachers demand to hand where the children died. Speaking at the two-day research." embrace work culture that
meal in Saran district, teachers are in over the scheme to NGOs or some The poisonous substance, organophos- Global R&D Summit here The minis- gives preferences to R&D,"
no mood to assist the government in other agency, Akshay Patra, a charita- phorus, in oil samples collected from on the opening day, Tharoor ter said his he said.
running the scheme. ble organization, had been invited to school was more than five times the called for increasing collab- ministry Quoting a recent report,
Bihar State Primary Teachers' take it over in Patna and Muzaffarpur commercial preparation available in oration between industry rating system, we found that has been focusing on putting which revealed that $1.4 tril-
Association president Barajnandan districts. the market, police said. and academia in this regard. 30 percent weightage while more money into research lion were spent globally on
Sharma said the teachers have boy- Soon after association announced its Organophosphorus compounds are Observing that no Indian ranking universities globally and development and pri- R&D, Tharoor said that of
cotted the scheme. boycott of the scheme, Bihar Education degradable organic compounds con- university figures among the was given to research and vate players must also pitch this, India's contribution was
"With teachers staying away from the Minister P.K. Shahi said it was difficult taining carbon-phosphorus bonds used list of top 200 universities of another 30 percent was in. only 2.1 percent compared
preparation and distribution of the mid- to arrange for an agency to run the primarily in pest control. the world, Tharoor said: given to citations." He said the Universities for to 33 percent by the US and
"When we looked into the "Our universities are prima- Research and Innovation over 12.6 percent by China.

TOEFL Scholarship for 21 Indian students Space crunch a concern due Maharashtra state
CHENNAI: Educational 130 coun- assist TOEFL test takers in
to this year's high intake legislative assembly
approves Universities
Testing Service (ETS) award- tries that India to further support their
ed TOEFL scholarships to 21 accept the undergraduate or graduate NEW DELHI: As a number of colleges in This is especially true in the foundation
students from India at an
award ceremony held in New
TOEFL test
studies. Through our scholar-
ship program, educational
Delhi University recorded excess admis-
sions, space crunch topped their concerns.
courses. But our library is not stocked well
and attempts at a revamp have been amendment Bill
Delhi. Among this resources and learning activi- While cramped classrooms were the most impeded by bureaucratic hurdles. This will MUMBAI: The Maharashtra
The Test of English as a year's win- ties, ETS continues to demon- immediate worry, colleges felt the struc- become a serious problem in future," said legislative assembly okayed the
Foreign Language (TOEFL) ners, nine strate our commitment to tural changes would expose deficiencies in a teacher of SVC who didn't wish to be Universities Amendment Bill
scholarship programme rec- pared to last year, said a state- will pursue undergraduate advancing educational oppor- the infrastructure. named. laying down fresh age limit for
ognizes Indian students who ment from ETS. studies and the others will join tunities for students from The vice-chancellor , who paid a surprise Other colleges, where admissions were far superannuation for college prin-
have good academic qualities One scholarship worth postgraduate courses. The India," said Daniel Wakeman, visit to Deshbandhu College, was practi- more than the seats, breathed a sigh of cipals and teachers.
and participate in extracurric- US$10,000 and 20 scholar- winners include students from vice president and chief infor- cally mobbed by students trying to catch a relief after last-minute withdrawals According to the provisions in
ular activities like community ships each valued at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, mation officer of the ETS. glimpse of him. One of the students can- allowed them to fit in their students more the Bill, the age bar for college
service. US$3,000 are awarded to Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, The students were evaluated didly spoke about the acute shortage of comfortably. Gargi College, which had principals for superannuation
There was a 92 percent Indian students who want to Mangalore, Mumbai, Noida based on their English com- space in the college. seen an unprecedented rush in economics has been upped from 60 years to
increase in the number of pursue undergraduate or grad- and Pune. munication skills, academic "We haven't had a single lecture till in the initial stage of admissions, was 65 years.
applications received for the uate studies in any of the "Over the past four years, ETS record, leadership skills and 11.45am as all classrooms are occupied. unsure how to manage the excess students. In the case of college teachers,
programme this year com- 8,500 institutions in more than has awarded US$240,000 to extracurricular activities. There are just too many students," he said. But thanks to the withdrawals, the final the retirement age limit has been
Other colleges said they had regulated strength for almost all its classes didn't increased from 60 to 62 years.

Rajasthan gives laptops, money to students to push for education reforms admissions to prevent excess admissions.
The Sri Venkateswara College (SVC)
overshoot the capacity.
A relieved acting principal of the college,
Minister for higher and techni-
cal education Rajesh Tope
JAIPUR: In a bid to promote IT edu- of two years amongst students," said preparation so that India could stand in administration said cutoffs were strictly Sashi Tyagi, said, "We are comfortable as tabled the Bill in the state leg-
cation in the state, Rajasthan Chief Gehlot. the line of developed countries of the regulated and this allowed them to take in many students left to join BMS or took up islative assembly. The minister
Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday In his 2013-2014 budget address, the world. students in line with the college's capacity. economics in other colleges in the subse- said the superannuation limit
distributed laptops and money to stu- Chief Minister had announced that Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi While overcrowding is not issue, other quent cutoffs . Therefore, space is no more has been reformulated following
dents here under the Rajiv Gandhi Tablet-PC would be provided to Azad was also present at the function. problems have started to emerge. an issue. Classes started today instructions fromx the
Vidyarthi Digital Scheme. 3,50,000 students in the State. He had Politicians in the country have often "The new four-year programme requires a (Wednesday ) but we did not face any University Grants Commission
"These decisions and schemes would also announced that in the second used the distribution of free laptops to lot of research on the part of the student. space constraints." (UGC).
benefit the future generations, the phase of the scheme, 14-inch laptops students as an incentive for them, as
youth, the students of Rajasthan. They
would be empowered to do something
would be provided to 1,10,000 stu-
dents of the current and the last ses-
well as to increase their party's politi-
cal clout.
Scholarship for science students in Meghalaya
in life, to achieve their goals. Today, sion. The latest controversy surrounded SHILLONG: Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma announced special scholarships for science students to boost their scientif-
we have distributed cheques worth Rs. Gehlot used the occasion to add that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh ic temper. "We have decided to award special scholarship to all students to motivate students to look at science not as a phobia but
6,000 to all children who passed medi- the scheme had been introduced to ful- Yadav, whose state government is yet as a branch of study which will benefit them in many ways particularly in regulating their day to day lives," Sangma said The chief
um school so that they can buy PC fill the dream of former Prime Minister to foot a bill of 900-crore to tech giant minister made the announcement at the inaugural session of a two-day international seminar organised by Shillong College in the
Tablets. We would also distribute Rajiv Gandhi, who wanted the country Hewlett Packard (HP)-the suppliers of college premises.
around 112,000 laptops over the period to enter into the 21st century with full the free laptops. "Basic science also plays a very important role in the formulation of policies of the government."
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Vanishing poverty trick
In figures officially released this week, the Planning
Commission claims that poverty incidence had
Will Hope blossom in midst of gloom What these good people miss is the fact that Inaccessibility, at least physically, amongst in and claim the welfare spending, is work-
declined from 37.2 per cent of the population in
2004-05 to 21.9 per cent in 2011-12. This 15.3 per- in the eyes of the public and in the eyes of the the powerful, is understood in these danger- ing.
centage points decline over a seven-year period GAUTAM MUKHERJEE rank and file of the BJP and its ideologically
compatible and supporting organisations, the
ous times, but an absence of an electronic
presence even as one clearly plays puppet-
Of course it is working, for many in the deliv-
ery pipeline, but not the poorest of the poor. If
amounts to an unprecedented annual decline of 2.2 vote has already gone in. The tryst with des- meister, is seen to be a little offensive. only anyone on 24x7 television cares to ask
percentage points in the poverty rate. If that trend is tiny has been logged on. Politician, one might say, explain thyself. them, instead of relying on the statistics fed
sustained, it would lead to an end to "official" pover- Whatever the outcome of the election turns The silence and inaccessibility substituted by by the Planning Commission.
ty in India in a decade. The previous year for which
a comparable estimate based on the Tendulkar
Narendra out to be, Mr Modi has been given a chance
to get as many seats for the BJP as he can. If
cohorts of spokespersons strenuously parrot-
ing the party line, comes across as somewhat
The Government, like all Central and State
Governments elsewhere, is adept at project-
Committee's methodology is available, using data
from a similar survey, is 2009-10. In that year, the
Modi has been he does well, it will be difficult to resist his
bid to ultimate power, and if he fails he will
sly, because it is shadow- play, and does not
compute on camera or admit to any clear
ing happy illusions seeking to replace reality,
relying on acolytes in the well-inclined main-

given a chance
go back to Gujarat. Mr Modi himself is not attribution or accountability. stream media via legitimate advertising
incidence of poverty was reported at 29.8 per cent, afraid of risking his arm and needs to be com- And British royalty-style waving from the spend. And those flattering junkets/accolades,
reflecting a 7.4 percentage points reduction relative mended for his fortitude in the face of blister- balcony, or the podium for that matter, does
to get as many
and the all-important access to power.
to 2004-05. A further 8 percentage points reduction ing opposition from within and without. And not do the trick, though the clung to urgency It is a win-win situation for both, designed
over the next two years, when GDP growth in fact the campaign has not yet begun in right with regard to 'welfare' is expected to even in
seats for the
only to amplify matters which tend to be in
earnest. the face of adverse opinion poll results.
slowed, has substantially hiked the annual reduction Broadly speaking, however, the need to proj- After all, British royalty for all its quirks and
the public domain already, churned out duti-
rate. fully by the Government's own truth-and-lies
BJP as he can.
ect leaders and their ideas has become crucial stage management, does enjoy a crusty con-
The view that this evidence is not the outcome of a in the age of 24x7 television, social media, stitutional support,whereas the remnants of publicity machine.
routine evaluation of the extent of poverty, but is blogs on the Internet, the 140-letter Twitter, the Gandhi family has devised a peculiar
politically influenced, is not without basis. To start If he does well, and a sharpened, even activist, editorial com-
power-without-direct responsibility model all
of its own. But there is a poignancy about this Broadly speak-
it will be diffi-
with, despite the recent furore over the appallingly
Not to mention some very motivated, if light- role playing against the backdrop of Time and
low level at which the Tendulkar committee set the weight, headlines in papers that should be Change. Prince William married a ing, however,
cult to resist
"poverty line" (which works out to Rs. 33.3 in urban prouder of their work. In this wealth of choice Commoner, and his son, 3rd in line to the
areas and Rs. 27.2 in rural areas for 2011-12), the of expression, every medium and moniker is throne, has the blood of a Democrat and
the need to proj-
his bid to ulti-
government has chosen to stick officially with that fighting to influence, if not form, the opinion reportedly, even an Indian woman from Surat,

ect leaders and

line even though it knows that for all practical pur- of its adherents. flowing in his veins.
It has become all about news and views On another familiar, Ottavio Quattrocchi, has
mate power. If
poses the incidence of actual poverty is nearly three
debated by ordinary people. The days of pun- died relatively early, but his ghost along with
times higher. It knows, for example, that the calorie dits talking down to an audience are largely the guns he allegedly had a hand in supplying, their ideas has
he fails, he will
intake figures yielded by the same survey and hunger gone. Today even a Nobel laureate like is still very much around. The Bofors scandal
indices do not tally with the poverty reduction record Amartya Sen is seen as a devotee of the estab- may now stay likewise shrouded in mystery,
become crucial
have to return
that the Commission's methodology yields. Second, lishment and the Congress, a blatant cam- but its effects still have a lot of play.
the 68th Round National Sample Survey on paigner to his cause, and not as an oracular This partially is a positive, because the now
voice from the height of his tremendous intel- ancient Bofors guns, enhanced by some local in the age of
Household Consumer Expenditure is atypical, if not
abnormal, to say the least. From the early 1970s, till to Gujarat lect. And there are a good number of such jugaad, did acquit themselves very well in the
2009-10, the "large sample" consumer expenditure
partisan 'experts', all pounding their pulpits
and grinding their axes.
Kargil skirmish in Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee's
time. 24x7 television,
surveys by the NSS were undertaken once in five The starkness of the proposition that is But fortunately, ordinary people go on social At the receiving end, Pakistan and its formi-
years. If that schedule had been followed, the next Narendra Modi for Prime Minister, has
served to awaken a discourse never before
media at a minimum today, or on their mobile
phones and Whatsapp, on an interactive basis.
dable ISI apparatus admit, if in private, that
sometimes two, or even a dozen, wrongs, do
social media,
large sample survey should have been in 2014-15.
This, however, made the available poverty estimates
given to such clarity. It is a discourse that
takes on the hypocrisies and myths built up
And most of this discourse displays a grow-
ing dissatisfaction with the state of play on
make a right. It is all a matter of managing
perceptions. blogs on the
politically irrelevant. They did not refer to the period over 65 years since independence. practically every item of governance, and the The Government has also thought fit, in des-
after the UPA's second term started in 2009. They
would be superseded only in 2014-15, well after the
It covers the whole gamut from communal-
ism, secularism, poverty alleviation, develop-
functioning of the polity, with much of the
vital and unvarnished commentary delivered
perate messaging, to drastically reduce the
poverty line based on some wizardry in the
Internet, the
next election. So in a sudden show of concern for
more regular statistical information, the government
ment, and most importantly, governance as a
responsibility to deliver results and not anoth-
with a sense of humour.
The High Priestess style adopted by Ms Sonia
Planning Commission. It is a time-tested
Stalinist move, where statistics seek to substi- 140-letter
er set of empty promises. This has so set the Gandhi may be of a piece with a carefully tute reality.
decided on undertaking a large sample survey after
just two years. It obviously knew that if combined
cat amongst the pigeons that the entire politi-
cal class is having to adjust to a new para-
cultivated mystery. But there is a certain Not only that, it claims the best results on Twitter, and a
impatience amongst the public, if not poverty alleviation have come from Bihar and
with the Planning Commission's methodology such a
survey would point to a significant reduction in
digm in the history of Indian politicking.
Many in the BJP, let alone the UPA and else-
amongst the unasked rank and file workers in
her own party, who expect her to win elec-
Odisha. It is no secret that the incumbent
Government is wooing both States and their
sharpened, even
where, are shell-shocked, and are trying to
activist, editori-
poverty. But even the Commission must have been tions for them. current rulers for the post-poll scenario. This
surprised by the actual figure it finally got. The fact dilute the proposition. They are saying it is The impatience is with this consistent behind- is surrealistic jugglery of statistics, by exclud-
not at all certain that Mr Narendra Modi will the-arras statement from the 'High ing the last two years of drastically lower
that the government is rightly unwilling to base its
new food security initiative on these unrealistic num-
in the end be projected as the prime ministe-
rial candidate.
Command', subject to multiple interpretations
as it is passed down via many hands.
growth in GDP, say many sceptical econo-
mists. And, determined propaganda to believe
al comment.
bers suggests the Planning Commission must rethink
its formal methodology. But politics requires other-

The Beloved Monarchy

As hundreds waited outside Lindo Wing at St Mary's
hospital in London on Tuesday for a glimpse of the
day-old Royal Baby, and thousands more spent hours
The un empowered Asian were quite sure that India's place was in Asia. develop the economy. The rest of Asia may Elusive
staring at a pair of wooden doors on their TV screens There was nothing parochial to this vision. It admire India as the original home of some pro- Recognising the importance of physical infra-
around the world, only to erupt in unbridled joy as PULAPRE BALAKRISHNAN sprang from a certain understanding of world found philosophies, but it is unlikely to cap- structure would alert us to what must consti-
history and Asian culture. As they saw it, at the ture their imagination as an economy. tute the core of the public discourse on the
the little one finally arrived in his mother's arms
end of Second World War, almost all of Asia This has less to do with the size and growth of future of India. The political class speaks of
while his father beamed with pride, one thing was had been at the heel of the Europeans for close India's economy but to do with the fact that "inclusion" and "empowerment" but does not
clear: With the birth of the Royal Baby, Britain and
indeed the rest of the world is now that much more in Despite to two centuries. While acutely aware of this,
they saw the sloughing-off of the colonial
India is clearly out of line with one central
aspect of the Asian development model which
walk this talk. It has confined itself to promul-
gating rights. These count for less than an
love with the British monarchy. In fact, according to
a recent MSN survey, a whopping 73 per cent of overtaking yoke as the mere beginning of a meaningful
journey. The continent's nation-builders set
is the wide-spreading of the fruits of growth.
India has by now overtaken Japan as the
abundant physical infrastructure in empower-
ing the poor. The Right to Information Act
Britons believe that there would still be a royal head
of state 60 years down the line. The global obsession
Japan as the themselves the far more ambitious task of
building an Asia so prosperous that it could
world's third largest economy in purchasing-
power-parity terms but the backlog of poverty
may reveal important details of a road project,
especially regarding finance, but it can do lit-
third largest
provide a balance to western hegemony. in India is overwhelming even when the bar is tle to ensure that the road is built well, leave
with the yet-to-be-named, third-in-line to the British
Seoul, an urban marvel set low. China does have high inequality but alone well-maintained. Their significance is
throne began last November when it was first report-
economy, India
On a busman's holiday to the East of us, an has far lower poverty levels than India. In any close to that of the Fundamental Rights
ed that William and Catherine's - the Duke and Indian economist sees that in the rest of Asia case, restricting ourselves to the income crite- enshrined in the Constitution. While they are
Duchess of Cambridge - first-born was on its way.
has lost its
much of this grand vision has been realised. rion misses an important element when it not without value, their role in economic
Since then, every single aspect of the pregnancy has For instance, Seoul in its north-eastern comes to evaluating the standard of living. empowerment is remote. On the other hand,
been reported, scrutinised and then analysed again to extremity is an urban marvel. Its network of Beyond higher per capita incomes, the
the very last detail. From the Duchess' maternity leadership role expressways, efficient public transport, pedes-
trian-friendly streets and glorious public serv-
economies of the east have a vast stock of well
functioning public infrastructure. We refuse to
the Directive Principles call upon the state to
act as a facilitator but they are not justiciable.

in the conti-
wear to the contours of her baby bump, no detail was The current trend in Indian politics is for the
considered too trivial for headlines. And so it came ices leave you in a state of shock and awe. To acknowledge how important this is in enabling political class to legislate more and more
the naked eye there is no poverty visible on its people to lead a dignified life.
nent because,
as no surprise that Princess Catherine's dotted blue while withdrawing from building the public
streets, nor any great inequality. Instead, food Need for course correction
dress, which of course was colour coordinated with good that is physical infrastructure. It is
stalls abound and everybody is gorging on But has India lost the plot for all time? Not at
unlike its east-
Prince Willam's hands-on-daddy attire, was immedi- important to understand why it persists with
their stuff while clutching at their Gucci bags all. However, we need to recognise how the
ately compared to the one her mother-in-law wore this strategy.
when it is not their Samsung Android phone. rest of Asia has done it, and grasp the opportu-
ern neigh-
High inequality
when she and Prince Charles introduced baby Having once been the champion of the Asian nity to make a course correction when
voice in the United Nations, India now lan- required. At the core of the Asian model is the First, legislating rights and resorting to pop-
William to the world outside that same hospital three ulism with subsidies buy short-term gains.
decades ago. But of course, when it comes to the
really important aspects such as the sex of the
bours, it has guishes as its poor cousin. Its GDP per capita
is pitifully low compared to that of the Asian
wide provision of health and education by the
state. The human capital thus created con- With political parties facing a five-year elec-
toral cycle, it matters to them less that subsi-
powerhouses, the price of food too high in tributes to high productivity growth which
unborn, and now, the name of the child, it is not just relation to capita income and the fruits of its alone can drive growth in the long run. We can dies crowd out the public finances needed to
the media that has covered it threadbare but even the create infrastructural assets. High inequality
its poor
much-vaunted high growth in recent years are think of productivity growth as that source
bookies have had a field day. Bets worth more than a poorly distributed. From having convened the from which flow the two parallel currents that heightens the symbolic value of such fiscal
billion pounds have been placed on the Royal Baby's Asian Relations Conference even before gain- undergird a dynamic economy. On the one transfers. To this extent, politics as practised in
name, with George and James emerging as the top India's founding fathers had a clear idea where ing independence to later inspiring Bandung, hand, it generates the demand needed to sus- India today has a vested interest in the mainte-
two choices. The speculation is expected to continue it was to stand in the comity of nations. They India has lost its leadership role mainly tain growth and, on the other, releases the nance of inequality. Secondly, there is an
because it has been left behind in the race to resources necessary to provision it. But human aspect of physical infrastructure that gets less
over the next few days (or it could even be weeks)
READER’ SPACE capital in the form of a healthy and educated attention than it deserves. How much infra-
until the baby's name is announced or pictures from structure we have is less important than how
populace is per seinadequate to the task of pro-
his first photo-shoot are released to the public. But RC Sharma well we put it to use. So the benefits we may
duction. This requires physical infrastructure
until then, the people will have to do with discussing Via email without which a population is powerless. expect to flow from what we have built are
the baby's first royal wave and which of his parents only as good as the management of that which
Activism on Twitter, facebook
Countless Indians are unable to improve their
he most resembles, based on nothing more than pho- lot due to the paucity of electricity, water sup- we have built. While this is true as much of
Dear Editor, privately owned as it is of public infrastructure
tographs of half his face. ply, transportation and sanitation.
This refers to the report, Shatrughan Sinha it so happens that, almost everywhere in the
But while little Cambridge and his parents enjoy all From this point of view, the "economic
praising Advani The well-know cine star- Dear Editor, world, the core physical infrastructure is in the
the attention and the royalty's popularity ratings soar, reforms" launched in 1991 are limited in their
turned-politician has come out strongly in Our society has lost its revolutionary zeal and scope. One can only remain sceptical of prom- public sector. Thus the infrastructural services
it would be in the fitness of things to mention that the support of veteran leader LK Advani, rooting has restricted itself to Twitter and Facebook ises of "more reforms" that do not at the same that are generated depend upon the accounta-
situation was not always this hunky-dory even in the for him as the BJP's prime ministerial candi- activism. People from different walks of life time provide a road map for releasing the bility enforced in the public sector.
recent past. The late eighties and early nineties saw a date and criticising the leadership for sidelin- join social media campaigns. Facebook has economy from the infrastructure constraint. This is by no means a battle lost. Anyone who
definite dip in the throne's popularity. Aptly titled ing party seniors.
emerged as the most favoured platform of the All over the east, governments started out by has travelled by Air India of late can see how
While Mr Advani might be the most respect-
'Annus horribilis', 1992 was a particularly bad year ed and capable person for the top job, he armchair activists to express their outrage creating human and physical capital in tan- well its services compare with those in the pri-
when Prince Charles divorced his first wife and seems to have lost the trust of the majority over any issue. dem, as either one is of not much use without vate sector - only they come at an unaccept-
England's beloved Princess Diana while Prince which feels betrayed that the party did not Owing to lack of web censorship, anyone can the other. It is this strategy that yielded them ably high cost. We need an understanding of
Andrew's estranged wife Sarah made it to the papers honestly fulfil the agenda on which it had say anything and it is a near-perfect means for the success of export-led growth. In Indian public life in which elected representatives are
contested elections and had swept to power at fanatics. Liberals do not get embroiled in policy circles there is the tendency to construe held responsible for the quality of infrastruc-
topless. The royal's carefully cultivated image of the the eastern experience as the inevitable out-
the Centre. heated arguments and fundamentalists dedi- tural services and the cost at which they are
model family was fast eroding, and Buckingham come of maintaining openness to trade which
Those who are criticising Gujarat Chief cated to extreme ideologies tend to win. delivered to the public. In fact, this should be
Palace's turgid response to Lady Diana's tragic death India certainly did not do. But we did not build deemed their principal task. In time for the
Minister Narendra Modi and trying to advo- Youth have become highly lazy, making
in a car accident in 1997 really upset the people. As cate the cause of 'others', are not the BJP's enough of the two types of capital necessary. general elections of 2014, the discourse on
statements from their comfort zones. In this By now the industrial-tariff rate in India is
public opinion turned sceptical, if not hostile, the well-wishers. They are simply playing into democracy in India needs to be radically
hi-tech world, we should know what to reflect lower than in South Korea but growth has
Queen took it upon herself to revamp the royal fam- the hands of the Congress, which is observing upon and what to neglect. altered. Arcane debates in the Cold War mould
ily's image. Slowly but surely, she steered the monar- with glee the dissent in the BJP. The party slowed considerably and we can see why. It is over the relative merits of capitalism and
must take appropriate action against leaders also significant that in the east, it is the state
chy out of troubled waters and the success of her Yours Etc, that actually built this infrastructure because
socialism detract us from the serious task of
efforts was easy to gauge from the kind of love and who speak out of turn, much to the detriment building infrastructure that confronts us. Till
of the party's interests and unity. Romi Verma the private sector cannot be expected to build
support that she received during her silver jubilee such time as India has this infrastructure, its
Kachhi Chawani, it on so vast a scale.
celebrations when the entire nation celebrated. people will remain the unempowered Asians.
Yours Etc, Jammu
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Suspected IM man convicted
Mobs clash with Incessant rains lash Uttarakhand
police in Morigaon DEHRADUN, JULY 25: As many as 30 houses were
over death of a person NEW DELHI, JULY 25: Lone sus- Ameen and Mohd Sajid were killed
damaged in Uttarkashi district due to landslides triggered
by heavy rains, which continued to lash Uttarakhand on
pected Indian Mujahideen operative during the encounter. Thursday. Landslides struck Quaritok and Malla villages of
MORIGAON, JULY 25: Shahzad Ahmad was on Thursday Highly-decorated Delhi Police the district, but there were no immediate reports of any
Irate armed mobs angered by convicted in the 2008 Batla House Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma suc- casualty, officials said. Landslips were also reported from
the death of a person clashed encounter case by a Delhi court for cumbed to the bullet injuries sus-
with police in central Ganga Vihar colony in Bhatwadi area of the district, offi-
murdering a police inspector and tained during the gun battle while cials said. The affected families are sitting in the open but
Assam's Morigaon town assaulting other officers. head constable Balwant was injured.
leading to injury to five per- the administration is making arrangements to provide them
The court will pronounce its order on Apart from these two, one Ariz Khan shelter, sources said. Water levels of Ganga, Yamuna,
sons and police resorting to sentence on Monday. alias Junaid had been declared a pro-
blank-firing and lathi-charge Sharda, Gori, Kali and Gola rivers are rising due to inces-
“He (Shahzad) is held guilty of claimed offender while Mohd Saif sant rains, and the administration is keeping a close watch
on Thursday. attempting to cause death of Head was not made an accused in this case
An angry mob armed with on the situation. An alert has been sounded as river Ganga
Constables Balwant Singh and Rajbir as according to the prosecution, he
bamboo and iron rods ran- Singh and causing death of Inspector had surrendered peacefully and did is flowing just 70 cm below the danger mark in Haridwar.
sacked a hotel and attacked M C Sharma by firing on them,” not play any part in the entire inci- “Administration has issued alert in low lying areas near
its employees and people Additional Sessions Judge Rajender dent. Ganga. People from the villages have not been evacuated
there alleging one Sariful Kumar Shastri said. The police team had recovered two till now,” said Naresh Chowdhary, district disaster manage-
Haque (38), a handyman, had “He is also found guilty of assaulting .30 bore pistols and one A K series ment officer of Haridwar. Bad weather has been hampering
died today after he was police officers and obstructing them rifle with two loaded magazines, con- relief and reconstruction work in the flood-ravaged state.
assaulted by some staff mem- from doing their duty,” he said. taining 30 live cartridges from the Two persons were killed on Wednesday in the incidents of
bers about ten days back, “Come for order on sentence on spot. Shahzad was arrested on landslide, cloudburst and house collapse following heavy
police said. Monday (July 29),” the judge said January 1, 2010 from Azamgarh in rains.
Five persons, including a

One killed, 15 hurt in Karbi Anglong blast

after convicting him. Uttar Pradesh.
child, were injured. The court found Shahzad guilty of The court had on July 20 reserved the
Police rushed and resorted to murder, attempt to murder, obstruct- judgement after conclusion of final
lathicharge to disperse the ing and assaulting public servants and arguments by the police and the
violent mob that pelted grievously injuring the police officers defence. JORHAT, JULY 25: One person was killed and 15 others
stones and attacked the police to deter them from performing their During the trial, Shahzad had called injured in a powerful grenade blast at a daily market in
and public with bamboo and duty. as defence witnesses Saif and KarbiAnglong district on Wednesday evening. The injured
iron rods. The court, however, acquitted him of Zeeshan, both lodged in Sabarmati persons are admitted at Bokoliaghat Civil Hospital and five
Another angry armed mob the offence under section 174A IPC jail in Ahmedabad in connection with of them are in a critical condition. The explosion occurred
carrying Haque's body (failure to appear in specified time the serial blasts of July 26, 2008 at Bokoliaghat, about 50km from Diphu town in the hill
gheraoed Morigaon police and place as required by a proclama- there, claiming that he was not at the district, at around 7.15pm. Police said two persons riding
station and engaged in skir- tion by court). spot. The prosecution examined 70 on a motorcycle lobbed a hand grenade at the crowded
mishes with the security per- The encounter had taken place at flat witnesses, including six eye-witness- Bokoliaghat daily market, leaving 16 persons injured on
sonnel there. no. L-18, Batla House in Jamia Nagar es who were part of the raiding team the spot. One of them succumbed to his injuries at the hos-
To control the situation, locality here on September 19, 2008, of the Delhi Police Special Cell. pital. The deceased was identified as Sanjiv Baglari of
police burst tear gas shells, six days after serial bomb blasts The police had said that it has suffi- Junaid, had jumped off the balcony The defence had claimed that as per Bokoliaghat. "According to onlookers in the market, two
lathicharged and fired several rocked Delhi, killing 26 persons and cient circumstantial evidence and and fled after firing at the police team ballistic reports, the bullets found in persons came riding a motorcycle in the evening and threw
rounds in the air, they said. injuring 133 others. The police had phone records to prove that Shahzad during the September 19, 2008 the slain police officer’s body a grenade at the market. The grenade exploded, causing a
District superintendent of reached Batla House on a tip off that was present in the Jamia Nagar flat encounter. matched with the gun seized from the huge noise, and the motorcyclists fled the spot. Sixteen
police Ainul Haque told that some suspected militants involved in and was among those who had fired The counsel, appearing for Shahzad, spot and not from the weapon which persons, including two women, were injured in the blast,
though tension prevailed in the blasts were holed up in the build- at the police team leading to the death however, had claimed that he was not was allegedly retrieved from one of whom died later," said Bokoliaghat police station's
the areas the situation was ing. of inspector Sharma. present in the flat in which the Shahzad’s possession when he was
Of the five flat occupants, Atif It had said that Shahzad, along with officer in-charge, Khorgeswar Bordoloi.
brought under control. shootout took place. arrested He said preliminary investigation suggest the blast was the
handiwork of Karbi People's Liberation Tigers (KPLT) mil-

CBI wants Subramanium to stay, Govt ordered removal Batla encounter case: chronology of events
NEW DELHI, JULY 25: Uttar Pradesh.
itants. Police have launched an operation to nab the mili-
tants involved in the attack. This was the second blast since
Tuesday when at least three people were injured in a twin
NEW DELHI, JULY 25: Meanwhile, the matter was blasts at North Lakhimpur town in upper Assam. The man-
The decision to drop former on Thursday adjourned in the Following is the series of *April 2010: Charge sheet
events leading to conviction filed in Delhi court in the ner of Wednesday's attack was similar to Tuesday's grenade
Solicitor General Gopal Supreme Court to August 1.
of suspected Indian case. blasts. Union home ministry sources confirmed on Tuesday
Subramanium as CBI coun- Mr. Subramanium was not
sel from a corruption case available for comments. He Mujahideen terrorist Shahzad Junaid is declared proclaimed that the Lakhimpur blasts were carried out by the anti-talks
against an Indian Revenue was appointed Solicitor in the September 19, 2008 offender. Charge sheet says faction of Ulfa

Engineer student gang-raped in moving car

Service officer was taken by General on June 15, 2009 for Batla House encounter case encounter was part of probe
the Law Ministry before a three-year term but by a Delhi court: into the September 13, 2008
Thursday’s hearing in the resigned in July, 2011 unhap- *Sept 19, 2008: Encounter serial blasts at Karol Bagh,
Supreme Court despite the py over a private advocate takes place at L-18 Batla Connaught Place, Greater HAPUR (UP), JULY 25: A 21-year-old engineering stu-
agency insisting that he being engaged by the then House in Delhi’s Jamia Kailash and India Gate that dent was allegedly abducted and gang-raped in a moving
should be retained. Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal Nagar between a raiding had left 26 dead and 133
car by three persons in Bahudur Garh area here, police said
The CBI sources said they to argue his case in a PIL team of Delhi Police Special injured.
on Thursday. The girl, student of a private engineering col-
had wanted to retain Mr. filed against him, alleging Cell and suspected IM opera- *February 15, 2011: Court
tives in which decorated frames charges against lege, was going to her relative's place in Simbhavali area
Subramanium as he had been that the minister had on Tuesday evening when she was abducted by the youths.
appearing in the corruption favoured Reliance Telecom. police officer Inspector M C Shahzad of murder, attempt
Sharma lost his life. to murder, conspiracy and The three youths dumped the girl at an isolated place in
case against former Prime Minister Manmohan Hapur last night after raping her, police said.
Enforcement Directorate Singh and the then Law Shahzad and another accused various other sections under
Junaid (now proclaimed the IPC. July 20, 2013: Court One of the accused lives in Bahudur Garh area and has
official Ashok Kumar Minister Veerappa Moily had
offender) escapes. Two sus- reserves judgement in the been identified, police said, adding that attempts are being
Aggarwal for nearly a talked to Mr. Subramanium
decade. to persuade him not to quit conspiracy to extort money gation was that the officer pected terrorists Atif Amin case. July 25, 2013: Court made to trace and arrest them. One of the accused is from
They said their requests were but he insisted on doing so. from a trader Subhash had amassed assets of over and Mohammed Sajid killed holds Shahzad guilty of mur- girl's area while two youths are yet to be identified. We are
not accepted by the Ministry The CBI has booked Mr. Barjatya by threatening to Rs 12 crore which were in the shootout, while one dering inspector M C Sharma probing the case and all three accused will be arrested
which asked the agency Aggarwal in two cases in book him in a false case of hugely disproportionate to suspected IM operative, and assaulting other police soon," said a senior police officer, adding that there were
through DoPT to replace him 2002 after sanction from the violation of foreign exchange his known sources of income. Mohd Saif surrenders. officers. Fixes July 29 for several injury marks on the girl's body.
with Attorney General G.E. Finance Ministry which regulations. Ram Jethmalani appeared for *January 1, 2010: Shahzad pronouncing order on sen-
arrested from Azamgarh in tence against him.
12 Kolkata Police personnel
Vahanvati. related to alleged criminal In the second case, the alle- Mr. Aggarwal

Batla a genuine encounter; glad Ready to return Bharat Ratna if Vajpayee asks: Amartya Sen suspended for indiscipline
police could prove: Chidambaram NEW DELHI, JULY 25: A major
slugfest erupted on Thursday over BJP
KOLKATA, JULY 25: Twelve personnel of Kolkata
NEW DELHI, JULY 25: terrorist was held guilty. I am Police have been suspended for indiscipline after they
MP Chandan Mitra’s demand for strip-
Finance Minister P glad that the police have been ping n: obel laureate Amartya Sen of the refused to do election duty during the ongoing panchayat
Chidambaram, who as then able to prove their case," he Bharat Ratna award and the economist polls in West Bengal, a senior police official said on
Home Minister monitored said. offering to return it if Atal Bihari Thursday.We have suspended twelve Kolkata Police per-
the probe into the Batla His comments came hours Vajpayee asks him to do so. sonnel, all of them constables, for gross indiscipline. They
House case, on Thursday said after a Delhi court convicted While BJP steered clear of the contro- had declined to perform election duty during the panchayat
he felt the gunfight between the lone suspected IM opera- versy, Congress waded into it with an polls, citing many problems. So they were called back to
police and the Indian tive Shahzad Ahmad in the Kolkata and suspended yesterday night," Joint CP (head-
attack saying it reflected the “fascist
Mujahideen terrorists was 2008 Batla House encounter quarters) Jawed Shamim told. A huge police contingent
genuine and was satisfied case for murdering a police mentality” of BJP.
“Mr Chandan Mitra may not know that from various sections of Kolkata Police have been
that the prosecution could inspector and assaulting
prove the case in court. other officers. the Bharat Ratna was given to me by the deployed for the five-phase panchayat polls across the
Chidambaram said the Chidambaram said even the BJP-led government and was handed to state.

Man held for molesting teacher in Bengal

encounter in Delhi's Batla National Human Rights me by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. If Mr
House area took place before Commission as well as the Vajpayee wants me to return it, I will
he assumed the charge as (Delhi) High Court too had certainly return it,” Dr. Amartya Sen
Union Home Minister in held that there was no reason said.
2008 and he personally went to doubt the genuineness of HOWRAH, JULY 25: A woman teacher from Dum Dum
He said it was unfortunate that such a
through the evidence and the encounter. Today, I think demand had come forth and termed it as in Kolkata was molested in a moving bus when she was on
talked to investigators after the trial court has held that it his Bharat Ratna, Mr. Mitra had said he model of governance saying he did not her way to school in Santragachi in Howrah in the district.
a “personal” view of Mr. Mitra. was not even a voter in India and won- approve of it.
one of his colleagues sug- was a genuine encounter and “To get into a political debate and some- The police said quoting an FIR filed by the woman at
gested that it might not be found the accused guilty," he dered whether a Bharat Ratna awardee Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde too
body takes a view which seems to me is should speak for or against any party or disapproved of BJP MP Chandan Jagacha police station that a 28-year-old man, identified as
genuine. I spent a lot of time said. Asked about the state- Rajen Ray, passed lewd comments at her and subsequently
pouring over the papers and ments of some of the rather unfair...to all the people as a leader. Mitra’s demand and went on to endorse
talking to officers involved. Congress leaders, including well....I think it is unfortunate....It is so Information and Broadcasting Minister the views of the Nobel laureate against pulled her hand inside the bus. When she raised an alarm, a
And I was satisfied that it Digvijay Singh, doubting the unproductive actually,” Dr. Sen said. Manish Tewari hit out at the BJP for its Mr. Modi. fellow passenger dialled the Kolkata Police helpline num-
was a genuine encounter. genuineness of the Batla He added that during the BJP-led NDA attack on Dr. Sen, who had raised the “Sen is a renowned economist of the ber '100', a little after which policemen arrived and arrested
Unfortunately, we have lost a House encounter, the Finance government, he has had a lot of discus- hackles of the saffron party saying he country. Whatever he has said, must be the man after asking the bus to stop at Santragachi, the
brave police officer. It was Minister said they were sion with leaders such as L.K. Advani, did not want to see Narendra Modi as correct. It is his opinion. They (BJP) police said. Later, the woman, who is a teacher of the
also unfortunate that some of reflecting the views of fami- Yashwant Sinha, Jaswant Singh and prime minister since he did not have sec- should have not said like this,” Mr. Santragachi Central School, lodged an FIR at the Jagacha
the suspects have escaped. I lies who were affected or the Arun Jaitley. ular credentials. The prominent econo- Shinde told reporters, with naming the
am told that the lone captured people of that area. police station in Howrah district.
Demanding that Dr. Sen be stripped of mist had also criticised Mr. Modi’s opposition party.

Teachers should teach, not supervise cooking of meals: HC Delhi gang-rape: verdict on juvenile accused deferred to Aug. 5
ALLAHABAD, JULY 25: Close on the supervision. The petitioners NEW DELHI, JULY 25: A including murder and rape.
heels of the mid-day meal tragedy in had contended that the new sys- juvenile court has delayed its He faces a maximum sen-
Bihar, the Allahabad High Court has dis- tem would interfere with the verdict until August 5 in the tence of three years at a
December 16 Delhi gan- reform centre. Court rules
approved of teaching staff at govern- duties of teachers in Meerut and
grape, a defence lawyer said forbid the publication of his
ment schools being saddled with the pointed out that NGOs were on Thursday. name even though he has
implementation of the scheme in Uttar taking care of mid-day meals in The court had earlier said it since turned 18.
Pradesh. A division bench comprising a number of neighbouring dis- would deliver its verdict on The juvenile was one of six
Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice tricts. Expressing surprise over Thursday. The verdict would people accused of tricking a
Vikram Nath, hearing a PIL, on the submission, the court said, have been the first handed young woman and her male
Wednesday observed that “the duty of “There must be uniformity down in the rape case, which companion into boarding an
teachers and principals of schools is to across the state with regard to led to nationwide street off-duty bus on December
protests and sparked major 16. Police say the men then
teach the students and not to supervise who shall be entrusted with a
reforms to the nation’s anti- raped and brutalized the
the cooking of meals.” specific task like preparing quated sexual assault laws. woman and savagely beat the
The Public Interest Litigation was filed mid-day meals.” Defence lawyer Rajesh man before dumping them
by Meerut-based Uttar Pradesh Directing the state government Tiwari told a throng of naked on the roadside. The
Pradhanacharya Parishad. to submit its policy with regard reporters outside the court woman died from her injuries
The PIL had challenged an order of the to mid-day meals by the next that the verdict was delayed two weeks later in a
District Inspector of Schools, dated June date of hearing on August 5, the because of a Supreme Court Singapore hospital.
19, whereby the earlier system of NGOs court ordered that in Meerut, case seeking to change the Four of the other defendants
legal definition of a juvenile. are being tried in a special
being entrusted with preparing mid-day the previous system (of NGOs
The defendant was 17 at the fast-track court in New Delhi
meals was scrapped and principals were preparing mid-day meals) time of the attack in and face the death penalty.
directed to get the food prepared in their would continue until further December 2012, and is being The sixth accused was found
respective schools under their personal orders tried as a minor on charges dead in his jail cell in March.
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Car bomb kills 10, wounds 62 in Syrian capital
DAMASCUS, JULY 25: A powerful
BEIJING, JULY 25:The for-
mer Communist Party of
China (CPC) Politburo mem-
ber Bo Xilai was on Thursday
car bomb exploded in a suburb of the
Syrian capital Thursday, killing 10 formally charged with bribery
people and wounding dozens of oth- and abuse of power, paving
ers, Syria’s state-run news agency the way for the once influen-
said. The explosion in Jaramana, just tial “princeling” to stand trial
few kilometers southeast of soon.
Damascus, came as the United Mr. Bo, earlier the Chongqing
Nations’ top official said more than Party chief, was sacked in
100,000 people have been killed in March 2012 after a scandal
the ongoing civil war gripping Syria. that shed a rare spotlight on
The state news agency SANA report- the internal struggles for
ed that the explosion caused heavy power and ideological divi-
damage to nearby buildings and sions straining the CPC ahead
destroyed many cars. It said 62 peo- of a crucial leadership transi-
ple were wounded. tion. Mr. Bo is expected to state and people”. It also then received an 18-year jail-
Jaramana, a neighbourhood that over- stand trial in Jinan, in north- accused the former Politburo term. Like that trial, Mr. Bo’s
whelmingly supports the government eastern Shandong province. member of taking “advantage will also be a carefully chore-
of President Bashar Assad, has been The indictment paper listing of his position to seek profits ographed affair, party analysts
targeted by a series of explosions charges of bribery, embezzle- for others” and “accepting an say, with the sentence expect-
before. The Britain—based Syrian ment and power abuse was
Observatory for Human Rights, an ‘extremely large amount’ of ed to have already been
delivered to the Jinan City money and properties”. agreed upon by the CPC’s
anti-government activist organiza-
Intermediate People’s Court Mr. Bo will be the highest- Politburo and retired Party
tion, said the blast killed seven and
wounded more than 30. It said the on Thursday, according to the ranked CPC official to stand elders in internal delibera-
blast caused heavy material damage official Xinhua news agency. trial since the former tions. A Politburo meeting in
and started a fire. No group immedi- The document said Mr. Bo Politburo member and September last year already
ately claimed responsibility for the had “embezzled a huge Shanghai Party Chief Chen approved of an internal inves-
bombing. More than 100,000 people amount of public money and Liangyu, who, in April 2008, tigation report detailing Mr.
have been killed since the Syrian con- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said tion to end the conflict. So far, how- all international attempts for a politi- abused his power, seriously was also charged with bribery Bo’s “severe disciplinary vio-
flict started in March 2011, U.N. Thursday, calling for a political solu- ever, the violence in Syria has defied cal solution. harming the interests of the and abuse of power. Mr. Chen lations”.

Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as Ambassador to Japan

LEH/NEW DELHI, JULY 300 kms from Leh, is the last
Syria war
death toll over
U.S. President Barack Obama
100, 000: UN chief
25: Close on the heels of town after which Himachal
has nominated Caroline
Kennedy, daughter of former over a dozen incursions Pradesh starts. This area also
president John F Kennedy, as since the face off in Ladakh has the distinction of having UNITED NATIONS, JULY
his next envoy to Japan. in April from across the Line a defined International 25: The number of people
If confirmed by the Senate, of Actual Control (LAC), Border with China. killed in the Syrian conflict
Ms. Kennedy would replace Chinese troops made a fresh Chinese troops, who were since March 2011, has hit the
U.S. Ambassador to Japan attempt to violate the confronted almost bang on alarming figure of 100, 000,
John Roos, who has been International Border at the border by alert army and said UN Chief Ban Ki-moon on
serving in this position since Chumar area in North east of ITBP troops, said they need- Thursday.
2009. Obama made the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-
announcement along with Leh on July 20 but were ed to follow the orders PLA
forced back by Indian headquarters and conduct moon also said that it was
nomination of some other key urgent to find a political solu-
administration post, including troops. The ‘assertive pos- some photography in Tible tion in order to end the conflict.
Marcel Lettre as the Principal turing’ by the Chinese area. However, after a usual The previous death toll issued
Deputy Under Secretary of troops, who had climbed a face-off drill, the Chinese by the UN stood at 93, 000 last
Defence for Intelligence, Harvard University, Caroline She is also on the Board of small mountain where they troops who had to walk along the LAC have been the PLA troops patrolling month. Syrian conflict which
Department of Defence. is the editor of several New Directors of New Visions for faced Indian troops, has down a long stretch to reach asked to maintain a tight there. has seen more than two years of
“These fine public servants York Times best-selling books Public Schools and serves as been flashed to all units Chumar, sought assistance violence and bloodshed has also
both bring a depth of experi- on topics including constitu- Honorary Chair of the vigil in their Area of This is the same area where
along the Sino-India border in getting some food as they Responsibilities (AOR) and Chinese troops triggered displaced millions ensuing a
ence and tremendous dedica- tional law, American history, American Ballet Theatre. refugee crisis, which was touted
tion to their new roles. Our politics, and poetry. From 1998 to 2009, she in the area to keep a strict had run out of their stock, launch frequent patrols to tensions in April smashing
vigil on their movement, the sources said. While no by the UN as worse since
nation will be well-served by In September 2012, she was served on the Board of the higher reaches, the some bunkers besides cut-
these individuals, and I look official sources said on food was provided as the Rwanda genocide of 1994.
appointed as a General Directors of the National sources said. ting wires of cameras
forward to working with them Trustee of the Board of Association for the Thursday. Chinese troops troops did not carry it with UN refugee chief Antonio
Chumar has seen a number installed at the border post. Guterres said earlier this month
in the months and years to Trustees of the John F Advancement of Coloured claimed it was their territory them, some cans of juices of incursion incidents in the Chumar has been an issue
come,” Mr. Obama said in a Kennedy Centre for the People Legal Defence and that hat over 6, 000 were fleeing
and they were headed were given to the PLA sol- recent past including an inci- for China which claims it to
statement. President of the Performing Arts. Educational Fund. Syria each day and two-thirds
towards to Tible area, five diers, the sources said, dent on June 17 where be its own territory and have
John F Kennedy Library From 2002 to 2012, she From 1994 to 2011, she of nearly 1.8 million refugees
kilometres deep into the adding the Chinese troops Chinese troops took away an been frequenting it with hel- registered with the UN had left
Foundation and Chair of the served as Vice Chair of the served on the Board of
Senior Advisory Committee Fund for Public Schools in Directors of the Commission Indian Territory. then retreated into their area. Army surveillance camera icopter incursions almost the country since the beginning
of the Institute of Politics at New York City. on Presidential Debates Chumar, which is located All Indian units located meant for keeping an eye on every year. of 2013.



TCS 1741.90 +4.92%
ITC Q1 net up 18% on good show across business verticals ACC, Ambuja stocks crash
BAJAJ AUTO 1967.05
25: Pressure on its
cigarettes segment
last year.
Its business is divided
into two categories
cigarettes and others.
FMCG segment
improved profitability
amid a slowdown in
private consumption
post rejig announcement
diversified business Revenue from ciga- expenditure, the ITC COIMBATORE, JULY now the Chairman of Ican ACC and ACL, Holcim
GAIL 332.60 +2.51% conglomerate ITC Ltd rettes increased by said. 25: As analysts slammed Investment Advisors. would not get the Rs
on Thursday reported 7.05 per cent to Rs. “The company’s the convoluted way the In media interactions, he 3,500 crore in cash which
18.05 per cent 3,537.39 crore while Swiss-based Holcim dubbed the deal as “defi- was probably at the heart
branded packaged
increase in net profit others increased by foods businesses post- Group has chosen to con- nitely not good for minor- of the whole exercise.
at Rs. 1,891.33 crore 18.43 per cent to Rs. ed robust growth in solidate its holdings in ity shareholders’’ of As the market opened,
in the quarter ended 1,744.66 crore. cement major ACC Ambuja Cements. both the shares crashed
revenues and
TCS 1742.80 +4.96% June 30, 2013 driven “The cigarette indus- enhanced market
through Ambuja Cements His reasoning was that but recovered a little later.
by good performance try in India continues Ltd, shares of both the Ambuja Cements was Ambuja Cements, which
HCLTECHNOL 892.25 +3.89% standing across cate-
across business verti- to be impacted by a companies wilted under shelling out about Rs narrowly missed breach-
BAJAJ AUTO 1966.00 +3.65% gories during the selling pressure as the 15,000 crore for 50 per ing its 52-week low of Rs
cals. discriminatory taxa-
The company had tion. Steep increases quarter,” it added. markets opened this cent stake in ACC which 162.25 when it touched a
TATA MOTOR 294.65 +2.70% Others in FMCG busi-
reported net profit of in excise duty on ciga- morning. While the gen- was valued at Rs 23,000 low of Rs 162.55 on the
GAIL 332.70 +2.53% Rs. 1,602.14 crore in the company said in a rettes announced in rettes for the second ness include packaged eral consensus appeared crore. At 50 per cent, this NSE today, recovered to
the corresponding statement. the Union Budget year in succession and foods (bakery and to be that the minority should be worth Rs Rs 176.65, a loss of Rs
quarter a year ago. The performance has 2013, it added. the arbitrary increases confectionery foods, shareholders in Ambuja 11,500 crore. But ACL 14.55 or 7.61 per cent.

TOP LOSERS BSE ITC’s net sales during been delivered against The company’s rev- in Value Added Tax snack foods, staples, Cements have been short- would be shelling out Rs The volume within the
the period under a backdrop of a chal- enue from FMCG (VAT) on cigarettes by spices and ready to eat changed because of over- 3,500 crore more and he first ten minutes touched
review increased by lenging business envi- business increased by some states during the foods), apparel, edu- valuation of ACC, the found it strange at this 38.55 lakh shares.
BHEL 173.75 -8.02% 10.31 per cent to Rs. ronment, not least the 10.56 per cent to Rs. quarter have exacer- cation and stationery sharpest criticism of the hefty payout when both ACC was down by Rs
7,338.52 crore as slowdown in private 5,282.05 crore in the bated the situation,” products, personal reorganisation formula were under Holcim man- 31.70 to Rs 1,198.85 on
SUNPHRMIND 1080.25 -3.35% came from Anil Singhvi, agement. His contention the NSE and this stock
against Rs. 6,652.21 consumption expendi- quarter as against Rs. the ITC said. care products, safety
STERLITEIN 82.85 -2.93% crore in the correspon- ture and the steep hike 4,777.29 crore in the However, the compa- matches and incense former MD & CEO of was that if there had been also pulled back from a
JINDALSTLP 210.60 -2.77% ding period last year, in excise duty on ciga- corresponding quarter ny’s non-cigarette sticks. Ambuja Cements, who is a simple merger of both low of Rs 1,166.45.
ICICI BANK 959.05 -2.64%

Pro-health group sends open letter to Maruti’s Q1 net profit up 49%

BHEL 173.70 -8.34%
USTR supporting Indian generic medicines NEW DELHI, JULY
25: Maruti Suzuki net
profits spike to Rs 631.6
INDUSINDBA 445.00 -4.30% India’s intellectual property cr while volume sales
AXIS BANK 1191.90 -3.74% protection policy comes down 9.98 per cent com-
under intense criticism in the pared to Q1 2012.
RANBAXY LA 324.15 -3.67% United States — a pro-health India’s largest car-maker
SUNPHRMIND 1080.15 -3.42% group, South Africa’s Maruti Suzuki on
Treatment Action Campaign, Thursday reported a 49
has come out in support of per cent jump in net prof-

MCX the Indian generic drugs

industry. In an open letter to
it at Rs 631.6 crore for
the first quarter ended
US Trade Representative June 30, 2013.
NATURAL GAS 227.60 +5.66%
Ambassador Michael The company had posted
Froman, TAC expressed its a net profit of Rs 423.77
concern at the “mounting US
GUAR GUM 19181.00+2.13%
crore in the correspon-
pressure” on India’s generic ding period last fiscal.
medicines industry. The letter of ‘Alliance for Fair Trade increase its intellectual prop- However, net sales dur-
CRUDE OIL 6451.00 +2.06% comes at a time when US
Vice-President Joe Biden is
with India’) to influence erty protection despite the ing the quarter under
Vice-President Biden’s cur- fact that in both instances review stood at Rs
GUAR SEEDS 6948.00 +1.73% in India to improve trade ties
between the two countries. In
rent meetings in India.”
India’s generic manufactur-
India acted in compliance
with the WTO’s agreement
9,995.12 crore as against
Rs 10,529.24 crore in the
its letter, the TAC said that it ing industry has become as on Trade Related Aspects of corresponding period last
NCDEX specifically objected “the
placement of India on the US
an essential source of afford-
able medicines, producing
Intellectual Property Rights
(TRIPS), the letter said.
year, the company said in
a statement.
‘Special 301 Watch List’ over over 80 per cent of medi- Through strict patentability
In terms of volumes,
IND 28.5 MM 42000.00+95.09%
objections to the country's cines, and as many as 90 per criteria outlined in Section
intellectual property system, cent of paediatric medicines 3(d) of the Indian Patents Act sales were down by 9.98
as well as subsequent con- are used in the developing which grants new patents per cent to 2,66,343 units
SOYMEAL 32750.00+92.65% demnation from Members of world, the letter said. only to medicines with as against 2,95,896 units
in the first quarter of
Congress stemming from US Landmark judgments enhanced efficacy, India has
YELLO SOYA. 34950.00+89.95% pharmaceutical industry Following the landmark avoided granting excessive 2012. Shares of Maruti
Suzuki India were trad-
pressure, and attempts by a patent cases on cancer drugs monopolies for secondary
SESAME SEEDS 10868.00+78.63% group of US commercial Glivec and Nexavar, there use, combinations or mere ing at Rs 1,404.85 apiece
in the afternoon trade,
businesses (under the banner has been pressure on India to minor incremental changes. down 0.78 per cent from the previous close on the BSE.
ICC T20 rankings: Sri Lanka remains No 1, AICF nominates Abhijeet
Gupta for Arjuna award
Kohli eclipses Anwar,
fastest to score 15 ODI tons
India hold on to 3rd spot NEW DELHI: Grandmaster
and reigning Commonwealth
champion Abhijeet Gupta has
Skipper Virat Kohli
added another feather
been nominated for the pres- to his during India's
Reliance ICC T20 Rankings tigious Arjuna award while dominating victory
his long time trainer Vishal over Zimbabwe in the
Rank (+/-) Team Ratings Sareen has been picked by first ODI at Harare on
All India Chess Federation Wednesday as he
1 (-) Sri Lanka 134 (+2) (AICF) as a nominee for this became the fastest
year's Dronacharya award. batsman in the histo-
2 (-) West Indies 127 (+1) Gupta recently won a gold ry of the game to
medal in the Commonwealth score 15 one-day
3 (-) India 121 (+2) Championship adding to his international hun-
long haul of medals for the
Parimarjan Negi were the last dreds. Kohli's 115
4 (-) Pakistan 118 (-1) country including a bronze in
two Arjuna awardees in from just 108 deliver-
the Asian continental cham-
Chess and Sareen had trained ies helped India beat
5 (-) England 113 (-1) pionship. both of them.
The 23-year-old had also Zimbabwe by six
DUBAI, JUL 25: Sri Lanka The updated table mentioned won individual silver in the Abhijeet Gupta has been his wickets and go up 1-0 The least number of innings to
retained its position as the below now reflects all T20I 6 (-) South Africa 112 (-2) protege for more than seven in the five-match reach 15 ODI tons is as follows:
Chess Olympiad for his bril-
number-one ranked matches completed after Aug liant individual performance. years now along with young series. Kohli is the Matches Players
Twenty20 International 1, 2010. 7 (-) Australia 103 (+1) Grandmasters like Sahaj
He was a member of the only batsman to score
(T20I) side after the annual All T20I matches played Indian team that won silver Grover and Akshayraj Kore. 15 tons in 109 ODIs 106 Virat Kohli
update of the Reliance ICC until the start of May 2014 8 (-) New Zealand 102 (-) "The AICF had looked at the
medal in the Asian team since debut. He sur- 143 Saeed Anwar
T20I Rankings Table, which will be added to this table, so chess championship in China best possible candidates both passed Pakistan's
Saeed Anwar who 144 Sourav Ganguly
was announced by the that by May 2014, the ratings 9 (-) Ireland 81 (-1) last year. International for Arjuna and Dronacharya
International Cricket Council will be based on just less than Master Vishal Sareen was awards and both Gupta and achieved the feat in 147 Chris Gayle
(ICC) on Thursday. India four years of results. There 10 (-) Bangladesh 74 (-2) chosen for the Dronacharya Sareen are the best choices 143 matches. India's 161 Herschelle Gibbs
retained the third post in the are no ranking changes as a due to the excellent results that we have currently," batting maestro
Tendulkar, 166 Desmond Haynes
list. At the June ICC Board result of this annual update 11 (-) Scotland 62 (-) achieved by his students. CEO, AICF Bharat Singh Sachin
meeting during the Annual and most countries' ratings Tania Sachdev and Chauhan said in a release. scored his 15th one-day century in his 182nd match.
12 (-) Zimbabwe 48 (-)

Pakistan beat West Indies by 4 wickets to win ODI series by 3-1

Conference week in London, change by no more than a
the ICC Board agreed to point or two. The ICC said in
change the T20I rankings a statement: "14 out of the 16 13 (-) Netherlands 36 (-6)
period from three years to countries with T20I status are
four years. The ICC Board ranked, with Afghanistan and 14 (-) Kenya 34(+2) GROS ISLET, ST. LUCIA: 47.4 overs would have given
also decided that the annual Canada yet to play the Pakistan clinched the One the tourists victory anyway
update to the Test, ODI and required eight rated matches. Rankings table if it wins both places with second-placed Day series 3-1 against the for they were ahead on the
T20I rankings should now Afghanistan needs to play West Indies, winning the Duckworth/Lewis method.
the matches against West West Indies with 120 ratings
take place on May1 each one more and Canada two fifth and final match by four However, the skies cleared
Indies in the upcoming points. On the other hand, if
year, rather than Aug 1, to more T20 Internationals prior series. Fourth-ranked West Indies wins both the wickets at the Beausejour and when they resumed after
better align with the current to May 2014 in order to join Pakistan is currently on 118 matches it could gain five rat- Stadium on Wednesday. 20 minutes, Pakistan just
international calendar. This the rankings." Meanwhile, Replying to the hosts' total managed to get across the
ratings points, but could ings points to finish at 132,
change has been incorporated Pakistan has an opportunity of 242 for seven, skipper line despite Misbah's dis-
potentially move up to sec- reducing the gap with num-
in the latest update, and has to move to the second place Misbah-ul-Haq's innings of missal, the key blow being
ond place with 124 ratings ber-one ranked Sri Lanka to
been backdated to May 1. in the Reliance ICC T20I points, thereby swapping just two ratings points. 63 again piloted the visitors delivered by Shahid Afridi
to their target although they when he hoisted Bravo over

India enter quarters of JU's new academic session begins

made heavy weather of it at square-leg for six in the
the end, Kieron Pollard penultimate over.
missing the stumps at the The loss was especially hard

World Junior Team C'ships

JAMMU, JULY 25: With the other senior faculty members. non-striker's end and Saeed on Bravo who had belted 48
start of first semester class Associate Dean with the Dept Ajmal dashing home for the off just 27 balls to give his
work in Sciences, the new of Students Welfare (DSW), winning run to the relief of team's innings a late surge
NEW DELHI: academic session of the Prof Shailender is one of the Bravo but the Decision determined bowling from
his teammates. Review System (DRS) the West Indies, Misbah with 62 runs coming off the
Indian girls put up a University got underway yes- most respectable and an Pakistan take the five-match upheld the on-field verdict, found an able ally in Umar final five overs.
dominant show to terday. However, other appreciated professor enjoys a series 3-1 with one tied and much to the dismay of the Akmal, the same pair who His effort, together with a
sweep aside Japan departments where seats are good reputation among his now both teams shift focus Caribbean players on the had taken Pakistan to victory quick fire 29 from Darren
3-0 and book their vacant and are still in the senior colleagues and students to the two Twenty20 interna- field. in the rain-shortened fourth Sammy, was essential to get
place in the quarter- process of admission, the nor- of the department. tionals to be played on "A key decision went against match three days earlier. a competitive total on the
finals of the World mal class work shall start by AD Sports leaves JU Saturday and Sunday in St us and that was the turning They put on 66 for the fifth board despite earlier contri-
Junior Women's the first week of Assistant Director, Vincent. Misbah, who was point in the game," said wicket and tilted the balance butions from middle-order
Squash Team August. "Since the Directorate of dismissed at the start of the Bravo at the end of the of the match decisively batsman Marlon Samuels
Championships seats were filled Sports and final over with the scores match in a less-than-veiled Pakistan's way only for (45) and opener Johnson
being played in the quickly soon Physical
Ragavendran showed off her level, took both the man of reference to the Misbah inci- Akmal to fall to a persever- Charles (43).
historic city of Wroclaw, after the Education,
array of strokes in racing the match and the man of the dent. Ahmed Shehzad con- ing Best for 37 just as an Junaid Khan and
Poland. India finished second release of first Dr Sonam
away to a two-game lead series awards. Umpire Paul tributed a top score of 64 at unexpected light shower Mohammad Irfan shared
in their Pool C behind merit list, we Angchok has
against Satomi Watanabe. Reiffel's not out decision the top of the order, but after swept across the ground. five wickets in underlining
England and will take on the started the nor- left the
The Japanese youngster was challenged by West being becalmed in the mid- A washout at that stage with their excellent performances
fourth seed Hong Kong in the mal class University
could do precious little in the Indies captain Dwayne dle of the innings by some the score at 226 for five off during the series.
quarters of the the biennial work for the of Jammu to
face of aggressive strokeplay
Jamaica player tests positive at WCup qualifier
World Squash Federation first semester yester- return to his original
event at the Hasta La Vista from Lakshya. But, Satomi
hung on and waited for her
day itself," Head of the positing of Lecturer in Surya Risers wins by 3 wkts in JKPL
Club. Harshit Kaur Jawanda Department of Botany, Prof Physical Education at Central
chances edging the third JAMMU, JULY 25: Surya hauled the opponent total KINGSTON, JAMAICA: A Jamaica player tested positive
was the first to take the court Geeta Sumbali said to the cor- Institute of Buddhist Studies
game 12-10. Lakshya had Risers registered a three making 121 runs for seven for a banned substance after a World Cup qualifying match
against Risa Sugimoto. respondent of Student Age. in Leh. Pertinent to mention
match ball at 10-9 but could wickets win against Tramboo wickets in 19.3 overs. Guru against Honduras, in the latest doping case involving the
Harshit took control of the The class work for first and here that Dr Sonam first
not convert allowing Satomi Panthers to strengthen their Partap made highest 20-ball Caribbean island's athletes. The Jamaica Football Federation
match early on, pinning Risa third semester has also started joined the JU on deputation
to reduce the deficit. In an position in the ongoing 23 runs, followed by Nitin says a "member of the Jamaican squad returned an adverse
to the back corners and in the English and a couple of basis and then took over as
extremely tight fourth game, Jammu and Kashmir Premier Mehra, who contributed 17 analytical finding on his urine sample" after the June 11 game.
pounced on her opponent's other PG Dept of Social Assistant Director on perma-
Lakshya held her nerve to League at MA Stadium on runs. Rompy Sharma added The federation says it was informed of the result by FIFA on
errors to win the first game Sciences. Now, the teaching nent basis.
close out the match at 14-12, Thursday. Earlier, batting unbeaten 15 while Ian Dev Tuesday. The player and the substance involved were not iden-
11-6. Harshit continued to departments have started plan- Prof Naresh continues as
giving India an unassaibale first, after winning the toss, Singh and Pranav Gupta tified. Jamaica lost 2-0 and is last in a six-team CONCACAF
dominate the front of the ning the intro parties to intro- `Registrar'
2-0 lead and a place in the Tramboo Panthers made 117 made 14 runs each. Imran qualifying group led by the United States. Last week,
court and Risa could not duce those juniors with their Replaced by Prof Manoj Dhar
last-eight. In the final rubber, runs for nine, which, in reply, emerged as most successful Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson were
counter her ball control as the seniors in a cordial manner. about two months back, Prof
Sachika Ingale was largely Surya Risers chased making bowler from Tramboo confirmed to have tested positive for oxilofrine, a banned stim-
Indian raced away with the And, to avoid any untoward Naresh Padha continued to
untroubled in what turned out 121 runs in 19.3 overs with Panthers with three wickets, ulant, among five cases involving track and field athletes.
second game. Risa pulled out incidents of ragging on the hold the chair of Registrar.
SAI to rent out stadiums for
to be a routine win against three wickets in hand. followed by Nasir, Syed
all the stops in an amazing campus, the already nominat- The India's first ISO 9001-
Momoka Nakahira in 20 min- Nasir remained top scorer Sagar and Salim, who shared
display of athleticism as she ed committees have also 2000 University, JU failed to
retrieved every ball and
played absolutely wonderful
utes to complete the 3-0 rout.
RESULTS: Harshit Kaur
become active.
History gets new HoD
bring a change in the contents
on its website where Prof
with 29 runs while Syed
Sagar and Javed contributed
apiece each.
For his all-round perform- non-sporting purposes
Jawanda bt Risa 17 and 18 runs respectively. ance, Pranav Gupta was NEW DELHI, JULY 25: comprising former sportsper-
drops to take the third game Newly promoted Prof Naresh Padha still acts as
Sugimoto11-6 11-3 5-11 11-4 From Surya Risers, Pranav declared man of the match The Sports Authority of India sons to check the quality of
to 5. However, the Delhi girl Shailender Singh has been Registrar. The RTI link on the
Lakshya Ragavendran bt Gupta and Nitin Mehra while Nasir presented the (SAI) has decided to rent out future coaches. "It was also
reasserted her dominance in made new Head of the Dept of JU website still names Prof
Satomi Watanabe 11-5 11-7 clinched four wickets each. special prize for hitting max- its stadiums during the lean decided to form a sub-
the fourth game, winning it History. He took over from Padha as Ist Appellate
10-12 14-12 Sachika Ingale Later, Surya Risers over- imum sixes of the game. season for non-sporting Committee headed by Dr.
11-4 in 22 minutes to put Prof Suman Jamwal as 16th Authority of JU in the capaci-
bt Momoka Nakahira 11-9 activities. SAI, the nodal G.S.G. Ayyangar, Joint
India 1-0 ahead in the pre- Head of the Department on ty of Registrar with all his per-
quarters. Lakshya 11-8 11-4. Thursday in the presence of sonal details. IBL announces Yonex agency for the sports min-
istry, took the decision at its
Secretary in ministry and
consisting of Baichung

AFS Jammu bags runners-up trophy Udhampur as equipment partner reconstituted governing body
meeting chaired by Sports
Bhutia, Zafar Iqbal, Karnam
Malleshwari, Malav Shroff,


Wrestling compe- Minister Jitendra Singh. "SAI
Director General Jiji
Ashwini Nachappa and Dr.
L.S. Ranawat to recommend
Force School (AFS) Jammu tition on July 28 Thomson was directed to pre- the eligibility criteria and
lost the thrilling final to con- UDHAMPUR, JULY 25: pare a scheme for optimum methods of recruitment of
tain with runners-up trophy District Udhampur Indian utilization of Stadia and use it coaches."
in the Western Air Command Style Wrestling Association for non-sporting purposes Besides that "DG, SAI was
(WAC) Inter- Air Force is organizing district champi- and generate revenue during directed to prepare a
School (AFS) Basketball onship in the premises of lean season," said a ministry 'Voluntary Retirement
Tournament held at the AFS Government High School, statement. Among a host of Scheme' (VRS) for all
Jammu. In the title clash that Roun Domail, on July 28. decisions taken at the meet- employees of SAI including
took place this afternoon, This was disclosed by presi- ing, SAI formed a committee coaches".
AFS Hindon outplayed AFS dent of the Association, NEW DELHI: The USD 1- League." Vikram Dhar,
Jammu in a close contest. Varinder Kumar Sharma. The million Indian Badminton Managing Director, Yonex
The third place went to AFS competition shall be held fol- League (IBL) has announced Sunrise India, said, "We
Ambala. In all, six Air Force lowing the laid down norms Yonex as the 'Equipment would like to congratulate
Schools of the Western Air under the aegis of J&K Partner' for the tournament. Badminton Association of
Command took part in this Indian Style Wrestling Speaking on the association, India for organising the IBL
three-day competition held Association.
on knock-out basis. The par- Runners-up of Inter-AFS Basketball Tournament, AFS Jammu Ashish Chadha, CEO, and and we are proud to be the
team receives the trophy from chief guest at Jammu on Thursday. "The weighing shall take Sporty Solutionz, the com- official equipment supplier
ticipating schools were AFS place at the given venue at 9 mercial partner for IBL, said, for this tournament. Akhilesh
Pathankot, AFS Ambala, participants to the resounding the `Player of the am sharp, followed by the "It's a matter of pride for Das Gupta, BAI President
AFS Hindon, AFS Sarsawa, applause of the large gather- Championship'. Earlier, in bouts from 10 am onwards. Indian Badminton League to said, "We welcome Yonex to
AFS Chandigarh and the host ing of spectators. He further his address, Principal of Air The wrestlers are advised to announce Yonex as the the IBL family. We look for-
AFS Jammu. In the final and added that sports provide an force School Jammu, Vikesh bring with them complete Equipment Partner. ward to a strong and success-
valedictory function, Air excellent pathway for young Sandhal presented a brief sports kit," informed They are known for their ful association and their pres-
Officer Commanding Air people to learn acquire the report of the event. Among Varinder Kumar. The compe- world-class technology that ence will add a huge good-
Force Station Jammu, Air team spirit, competitiveness other dignitaries present were tition shall be held in six they incorporate in all their will to the League." The
Commodore, P E Patange and greater self confidence Group Captain, S Pati, C weight categories of 55 kg, equipments which sets them league is set to launch on
YSM VM was the chief thereby maximizing their Adm O, Group Captain, S 60 kg, 66 kg, 74 kg, 84 kg apart and adds value to the August 14. IBL will feature
guest, who gave away win- potential. Sridhar COO Air Force and above and up to 120 kg. players' performance. "With six franchises and will run for
ners and runners-up trophies. He especially praised the Station Jammu and Flt Lt Those interested wrestlers them as the Equipment 18 days. Each franchise will
Speaking to the gathering, efforts of the Master Sudhir Karishma Sethi, the Officer- can contact the District Partner we are assured of the host a two-day leg and the
Air Commodore appreciated from Air Force School in-Charge Air Force School, Association president on fact that we have the most league will involve a total of
the efforts put in by all the Hindon, who was declared Jammu. Mobile No. 94191 62030. paramount tools for the 90 matches.
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