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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ricky Ponting ends
                               Jaya to visit                                                   K Muthukumar                                                  returns with ‘Dekho                                                 his one-day inter-
                               Koodangulam                                                     as its candidate:                                             Yeh hai Mumbai’                                                     national career but
                                                                                               to contest bypoll                                                                                                                 aims to play Tests
                                                         3                                                                 3                                                 4                    4
                                                                                                                                                                     SC notice to Jaya on CBI
                                                                                                                                                                     appeal challenging HC verdict
                                                                                                                                                                     NEW DELHI: Tamil Nadu                                              action, which was being
                                                                                                                                                                     Chief Minister J Jayalalitha                                       probed. Jayalalitha was the
                                                                                                                                                                     was on Tuesday issued no-                                          chief minister of the state at
MAX: 30O C MIN: 23O C                                                                                                                                                tice by the Supreme Court                                          the time of the alleged of-
RH: 90% RAINFALL: NIL                                                                                                                                                on a CBI appeal challeng-                                          fence.
SUNSET TODAY 6.06 PM                                                                                                                                                 ing the Madras High Court                                                 The high court had
                                                                                                                                                                     verdict, which had quashed                                         quashed the proceedings
                               NEW DELHI: Following                                               Mukherjee. The meeting is        the Election Commission.          a case, registered against her                                     against Jayalalitha on her
                               senior ministers’ recent run-                                      due to be held tomorrow.         Quraishi added that if code       for allegedly receiving an                                         plea that that there was an
Devotees                       ins with the Election Com-
                               mission over violations of
                                                                                                    According to the notes, the
                                                                                                  Union Legislative Secretary
                                                                                                                                   violations are tried in courts,
                                                                                                                                   the process would drag on
                                                                                                                                                                     illegal remittance of US $3
                                                                                                                                                                     Lakh in 1992.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inordinate delay in the in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        vestigation and trial.
                               model code of conduct, the                                         would address the GoM on         for years.
throng Sri                     UPA government has set                                             providing statutory backing           Congress spokesperson
                                                                                                                                   Manish Tewari had recently
                                                                                                                                                                        While issuing notice to the
                                                                                                                                                                     Tamil Nadu CM, a bench of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The CBI, in its appeal,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        however, has defended the
                               in motion a process that is                                        to executive instructions is-                                      justices Altmas Kabir and S      a remittance of three lakh        delay on the ground that the
Aurobindo                      bound to ignite controversy.
                                  As per a report in a lead-
                                                                                                  sued by the poll panel. Once
                                                                                                  the code violations get a
                                                                                                                                   said, “Without any disre-
                                                                                                                                   spect towards the Election
                                                                                                                                                                     S Nijjar, however, refrained     US dollars in 1992 through
                                                                                                                                                                                                      a demand draft issued by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        alleged offence which took
                                                                                                                                                                     from staying the September                                         place in 1992 came to the IT
                                                                                                                                   Commission, which we hold
Ashram                         ing daily, the Centre – led
                               by the Congress party – has
                                                                                                  statutory shape, they would
                                                                                                  come under the purview of        in the highest esteem... time     30, 2011 judgement of the
                                                                                                                                                                     Madras High Court, deliv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      banker’s trust company in
                                                                                                                                                                                                      New York, drawn on ANZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        department’s notice only in
                                                                                                                                   has come, in a wider sweep
                               begun the process to pro-                                          law and dealt with by courts                                       ered on a plea by Jayalalitha    Grindlays bank, St Helier            It further argued that the
                                                                                                                                   of electoral reforms, to think
                               vide statutory backing to the                                      instead of by the Election                                         for quashing the FIR against     Jersey.                           investigation process took
                                                                                                                                   about giving the model code
                               election code. If the govern-                                      Commission.                      of conduct statutory back-        her.                               According to the CBI, the       considerable time as the
                               ment succeeds in its plan,                                             Reacting to the develop-     ing... The Election Commis-            The case of the CBI is      receipts of such huge money       same had to conducted in
                               the poll panel would lose the                                      ment, Chief Election Com-        sion should also revisit its      that Jayalalitha had received    were part of an illegal trans-    the US, UK and UAE.
                               right to act on complaints of     to be taken up at the sev-       missioner SY Quraishi told
                               code violations.
                                      The government has
                                                                 enth meeting of the Group
                                                                 of Ministers (GoM) on cor-
                                                                                                  the daily that the govern-
                                                                                                  ment’s move was “highly
                                                                                                                                   own position on this issue.”
                                                                                                                                      Tewari’s remarks came in
                                                                                                                                   the wake of the EC-Khur-
                                                                                                                                                                     Naval guards arrest: Italy
                               circulated what the report        ruption, headed by Union         misconceived” and aimed          shid row over sub-quota re-
                               called “secret agenda notes”      Finance Minister Pranab          at curbing the powers of         marks.
                                                                                                                                                                     govt to move Kerala HC
                               All state edu minters to discuss single                                                                                               KOCHI: The Italian gov-
                                                                                                                                                                     ernment through its Em-
                                                                                                                                                                     bassy in Delhi will move
                               entrance test
                               NEW DELHI: Education              before we actually hold the           The proposed entrance       to convey any misgivings
                                                                                                                                                                     the Kerala High Court over
                                                                                                                                                                     the arrest of two of their na-
                                                                                                                                                                     val guards after they were
                               Ministers of states will meet     exam,” he said.                  test, Indian Science - En-       especially on the issue of
                                                                                                                                                                     charged with killing of two
                               here on Wednesday to de-             “We are attempting to do      gineering Eligibility Test       equalising various results of
                                                                                                                                                                     Indian fishermen off the
                               cide on the Centre’s move         that. I can tell you for exam-   (ISEET), is likely to be con-    the state board exams.
                                                                                                                                                                     Kerala coast.
                               to hold a single entrance         ple there was a meeting of       ducted in April or May next         The formula that has been
                                                                                                                                                                        As per reports on Tuesday,
                               test for admissions to under      Council of Boards of School      year and will have two parts     derived by Indian Statistical
                                                                                                                                                                     a senior Supreme Court law-
                               graduate science and engi-        Education in India (COBSE)       -- ISEET main and ISEET          Institute has taken into ac-
PUDUCHERRY:           Thou-                                                                                                                                          yer has consented to provide
                               neering programmes across         yesterday. 11 boards came        advance.                         count the results of the last
sands of devotees from all                                                                                                                                           counsel to the Italians. The
                               the country.                      for this meeting of COBSE             He said the main issue      five years and has come out
over the country and abroad                                                                                                                                          Italian government wants
                                 HRD Minister Kapil Sibal        and all 11 boards unani-         of bringing about equalisa-      with specific figures. “We
today thronged Sri Aurob-                                                                                                                                            quashing of the FIR against      - Valentine Jalastine and         issue. Italy has said the two
                               says 11 education boards          mously supported this,” he       tion of the Class XII marks      are willing to make a pres-
indo Ashram on the 134th                                                                                                                                             its naval personnel, who         Ajeesh Binki – last week          marines have immunity
                               in the country have unani-        said.                            across the boards has been       entation. COBSE is fully
birth anniversary of the                                                                                                                                             they stress were acting to       set out to sea in a boat along    from Indian law as the mer-
                               mously supported the move             He was responding to a       sorted out by a formula de-      agreeable,” he said.
mother, the principal devo-                                                                                                                                          prevent piracy – they want       with nine fellow-fishermen         chant vessel was flying with
                               and the government now            question whether the sin-        signed by the Indian Statisti-        When pointed out that
tee of saint-philosopher Sri                                                                                                                                         them to be tried under UN        from Neendakara fishing            an Italian flag in internation-
                               intends to seek the views of      gle entrance test would          cal Institute that would give    some southern states are not
Aurobindo.                                                                                                                                                           laws.                            harbour.                          al waters as it sailed from
                               other boards in this regard.      come into force by 2013 as       “more representation” to         agreeable to the test, he said:
  A mass meditation was or-                                                                                                                                              Two naval guards of the             They were allegedly        Singapore to Egypt when
                                  “The states have to come       planned. Sibal said the gov-     states in the IIT system.        “Who are saying they are
ganised by the Ashramites                                                                                                                                            Italian ship Enirca Lexie        killed by the marines of the      the firing incident occurred
                               onboard now. We are go-           ernment intends to write to           Sibal’s comments come       averse? At the CABE com-
on the occasion. The room                                                                                                                                            were produced before a lo-       ship who fired at their boat       last Wednesday.
                               ing to have a meeting of the      other boards in the country      ahead of his crucial meeting     mittee there was unanimity.
used by Sri Aurobindo and                                                                                                                                            cal magistrate in Kollam         on February 15. But the ac-            Italian Foreign Minister
                               CABE committee; state ed-         asking them to give their        with State Education Min-        People have to be persuaded
the mother were thrown                                                                                                                                               yesterday who sent them to       cused claim that they mis-        Giulio Terzi said there were
                               ucation ministers...all these     views and explain whether        isters here tomorrow dur-        how the equalisation is tak-
open for public darshan to-                                                                                                                                          judicial custody till March 5    took the deceased as pirates      “considerable differences”
                               will be put before the CABE       they have any problem with       ing which the issue would        ing place. In fact, this would
day.                                                                                                                                                                     Latore Massimiliano and      and shot them when they           with India over the killing of
                               committee. We want to have        regard to conduct of the sin-    be discussed thread-bare.        give more representation to
                                                                                                                                                                     Salvatore Girone have been       came close to the shipping        the fishermen.
                               a firm resolution at that level    gle test.                        Sibal said he did not want       states in the IIT system.”
                                                                                                                                                                     charged with murder under        vessel.                              However, India has main-
                               Gold, diamond worth Rs 14 cr looted                                                                                                   section 302 of the Indian
                                                                                                                                                                     Penal Code. The deceased
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Meanwhile, talks are on at
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the highest level over the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tained that the accused must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        face justice in local courts.

                               from Jewellery shop
                               TIRUPPUR: In a major he-                                                                            ed by the gang. The gang
                               ist, burglars struck at the fa-                                                                     after entering the premises
  CLASSIFIEDS                  mous Jewellery showroom                                                                             emptied the ground floor
                               of ‘Alukkas’ and decamped                                                                           and then moved to the first
                               with Rs14 crore worth of                                                                            floor and completely looted
            AT                 jewellery and diamonds in                                                                           the jewellery.
                               Tiruppur district of Tamil                                                                            The total value of the loot-
       just 250/-              Nadu early this morning.                                                                            ed jewelleries was worth
                                 Reports received at the po-                                                                       more than Rs 14 crore.
                               lice headquarters here said                                                                         Senior police official rushed
        (5 lines)              the miscreants had gained                                                                           to the spot and questioned
                               entry into the multi-storied                                                                        the employees. Going by
                               showroom by making a                                                                                the modus operandi of the
                               gaping hole in the ground                                                                           crime, police suspect the
                               floor and decamped with            machines to make hole in         nary inquiries said about 40     involvement of more than
                               the gold and diamond jew-         the walls.                       kg of gold and one kg of dia-    four to five persons in the
                               ellery. They used welding             Police quoting prelimi-      mond jewelleries were loot-      burglary.
                                                                                                                                     Since it was a high secured
                                                                                                                                   shop and security personnel
                                                                                                                                   were deployed round the
      MARKET                                                                                                                       clock, how the gang man-
   BULLION TODAY                                                                                                                   aged to hoodwink them
                                                                                                                                   and make a gaping hole in
      SILVER (1 KG)
                                                                                                                                   the wall, remained a mys-
         Rs 57,090
                                                                                                                                   tery. The robbery was all
     SILVER (10GM)                                                                                                                 the more glaring as the shop
         Rs 61.10                                                                                                                  was located in close prox-
                                                                                                                                   imity to a police station.
   24CT GOLD (10 GM)                                                                                                                   The hole was big enough
       Rs 28,125.                                                                                                                  through which one person
                                                                                                                                   could easily sneak through
 22CT GOLD (PER GM)                                                                                                                it.     Special teams were
       Rs 2,630                                                                                                                    formed to nab the culprits.
                                                              Unpardonable crime
   METRO                                                         Asserting that Indian sea waters are not infested with pirates, Union
                                                                 Minister for Shipping G K Vasan categorically said the killing of two
                                                                 Indian fishermen by the Italian Marines is an unpardonable crime.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Metro- Insight
       TUESDAY 21
     FEBRUARY 2012         2
Sensex                          5000 Indian pilgrims expected to                                                                                                       ISRO to launch mission to Mars
opens                           participate in Katchatheevu fete                                                                                                       by 2013 and Chandrayann-ll
                                                                                                                                                                       RAJKOT: India would              will take place in 2013,        for forthcoming Multimedia
higher by                       RAMESWARAM: About
                                5000 Indian pilgrims are ex-
                                                                   restrictions on account of
                                                                   visa-related procedures, the
                                                                                                     Priest of Vercode Church
                                                                                                     (Ramanathapuram) said as
                                                                                                                                      the Indians were allowed to
                                                                                                                                      visit the Island without any
                                                                                                                                                                       launch a mission to Mars in
                                                                                                                                                                       2013 and Chandrayana-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                        he said.     The ISRO will
                                                                                                                                                                                                        launch an unmanned space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Spacecraft GSAT-6, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will be a beginning of new

91.86 pts                       pected to participate in the
                                two-day St. Antony’s Church
                                                                   pilgrims have to pass cus-
                                                                   toms another check ups.
                                                                                                     many as 2000 people have
                                                                                                     registered their names so far.
                                                                                                                                      valid documents like visa or
                                                                                                                                      passport and the Indian fish-
                                                                                                                                                                       to Moon in 2016, Indian
                                                                                                                                                                       Space Research Organisa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        mission to orbit in 2016 as
                                                                                                                                                                                                        a prelude to its manned mis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        era in Indian communica-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tion satellites and GISAT a
MUMBAI: The Sensex              festival at Katchatheevu Is-       The Indian maritime forces           It may be recalled that af-   ermen have rights to take        tion (ISRO) Deputy Project       sion get an idea of the space   totally new concept of imag-
of the Bombay Stock Ex-         land, next month.                  would monitor inward and          ter a gap of three decades,      rest and dry their nets in the   Director-Thermal Dr Alok         environment and how the         ing from GSO. Dr Shrivas-
change advanced further             Intelligence sources said      onward journey of the pil-        the SriLankan Government         Island. The Island became        Shrivastava indicated.           system behaves, Dr Shrivas-     tava has published around
today by 91.86 points to        the Srilankan government           grims.                            gave permission to the In-       a center of controversy, after        Speaking to media on        tava said. Dr Shrivastava       25 papers at national and
18,381.21 on renewed de-        has made arrangements to               The Indian Coast Guard        dians to attend the St An-       the SriLankan Government         the sidelines of Youth-Fies-     is presently working as a       international level and more
mand from local operators       provide shelter, drinking          (ICG) vessels will escort the     tony’s Church festival dur-      banned entry of Indians to       ta-2012, here, Dr Shrivas-       Deputy Project Director of      than 150 restricted internal
along with firm global cues.     water and food for the Indi-       Mechanized boats carrying         ing the year 2010. More than     participate in St Antony’s       tava said after the success      INSAT-3D spacecraft- the        reports within ISRO.     He
News of a Greek bailout         an pilgrims. Stiff restrictions    Indian pilgrims from Ram-         3,500Indians, mostly com-        Church festival in the year      of Chandrayaan-l, India’s        first advanced Meteoro-          had been deputed to ‘French
                                were imposed by the Lankan         eswaram Jetty to the Inter-       prising fishermen and Chris-      1982 and denied permis-          ambitious Chandrayaan-2          logical spacecraft. He has      Guiana (KOUROU)’ for IN-
package renewed hopes
                                authorities to the visiting        national Maritime Bounda-         tian people, participated in     sion to the Indian fishermen      would be launched in 2016        evolved the thermal design      SAT-2D launch campaign.
among investors.
                                pilgrims that they should          ry Line (IMBL) from where         the festival held on February    to poach around the Island,      and would help analysis of       for two advanced meteoro-          At present, he is heading
     The Nifty of National
                                not bring liquor, inflamma-         they will be escorted to          27, 2010. Similarly, 2956        subsequent to the intensi-       mineral composition and          logical payloads ‘IMAGER’       the Thermal Design Section
Stock Exhange (NSE) ral-
                                ble materials like kerosene,       Katchatheevu by Srilankan         pilgrims, including women        fication of civil war in the      undertake terrain mapping        AND ‘SOUNDER’.                  within Thermal Systems
lied by 26.50 points to
                                stove, cigarettes, video cam-      navy. The aspiring pilgrims       participated in the festival     Island nation.                   of the Moon.                         Dr Shrivastava was also     Group, ISRO Satellite Cen-
5590.80.                        eras, arms and ammunitions         should register their names       on March 19, last year.             Thereafter, several Indian        India’s mission to Mars      assigned the responsibility     tre, Bangalore.
      The Sensex recorded       etc. The festival will begin       with the Ramanathapuram                 The 275-acre uninhab-      fishermen were killed and
intra day high and low at
18,414.11 and 18,293.80 re-
                                on March two with the hoist-
                                ing of flag at the Church.
                                                                   district authorities. Only
                                                                   the registered people will
                                                                                                     ited Island of Katchatheevu
                                                                                                     on the Palk Strait was gift-
                                                                                                                                      injured in the attack by Sri
                                                                                                                                      Lankan Navy on several
                                                                                                                                                                       IT @ School starts Youtube
                                The Indian pilgrims would          be allowed to go to Kat-          ed to Sri Lanka in 1974 by       occasions, prompting the
    Among frontliners, Hin-
dalco Industries, Tata Steel,
                                leave for Katchatheevu on
                                the early hours of March
                                                                   chatheevu. The pilgrims
                                                                   will return to Rameswaram
                                                                                                     then Prime Minister Indira
                                                                                                     Gandhi as a goodwill ges-
                                                                                                                                      regional political parties, to
                                                                                                                                      pressurize the Indian Gov-
                                                                                                                                                                       Channel, Portal for students
SAIL, Cairn India, SBI, ITC,    three after a thorough check       on March four.        Mean-       ture. As per the agreement       ernment to retrieve the Is-      T H I R U VA N A N -             K Anvar Sadath, Execu-          access of contents in the
ONGC and BHEL pushed            up. Though there are no            while, Fr. Michael Raj,           betweenthe two countries,        land from Sri Lanka.             THAPURAM IT @ School             tive Director ofIT@School       Portal, its unique design
the sensex up. ONGC and                                                                                                                                                                                 Project, said.                  also enables Offline access
BHEL shot up more than
four per cent.
                                UN Treaty Calls for Action against                                                                                                     will make use of Social me-
                                                                                                                                                                       dia, Resource Portal and its
                                                                                                                                                                       broadcast channel to fortify
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The portal has been de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        signed to enable the students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to every content, thus facili-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tating the students to down-
   However, TCS, Tata Mo-
tors, Gail India, Maruti
Suzuki and HDFC Bank
                                gunmen: Ecologist                                                                                     tion of the coastal State can
                                                                                                                                                                       the upcoming SSLC Exami-
                                                                                                                                                                       nation preparations of 4.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to learn difficult portions of
                                                                                                                                                                                                        their subject through easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                        interactive animations and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        load the required contents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and use them whenever they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        want, without the need for
                                T H I R U VA N A N -               from the coast which means        stipulates that ‘any exercise                                     Lakh students in Kerala.
were under pressure and in      THAPURAM: The Italian              that it is within the Contigu-    or practice with weapons         be exercised ‘if the conse-         The unique resource por-      would also enable the stu-      having internet all the time,
sectoral indices Consumer       campaign against the legal         ous Zone at the start of In-      of any kind’ by a foreign        quences of the crime extend      tal of IT @School Project        dents to conduct different      K Anvar Sadath, Executive
Durables,IT and Technology      action by India over the kill-     dia’s Exclusive                   ship shall be considered to      to the coastal State’, and                                        experiments themselves.         Director of IT@ School
capped it from further gain,    ing of two innocent Tamil          Economic Zone as recog-           be’ prejudicial to the peace,    in this case the fishermen                                           Apart from interactive ani-   Project, said.
                                                                                                                                                                       in has been packed with con-
brokers said.                   fishermen by Italian marines        nized under UNCOLS, he            good order or security of        killed weren’t on board the                                       mations, the portal has also
                                                                                                                                                                       tents of Science, Social Sci-
   In the second line shares,   was against the letter and         said.                             the coastal State’ and hence     Italian ship but of the coast-                                    incorporated several Java
                                                                                                                                                                       ence and Mathematics for
Kingfisher Airlines slipped      spirit of UN Convention on           Under UNCOLS, a foreign         shall not constitute innocent    al State, he said.                                                applets and free software
                                                                                                                                                                       benefiting students attend-
more than 18 per cent as        the Law of Sea (UNCOLS)            vessel has only a right of ‘in-   passage, he added.                 India should raise the issue                                    content including Videos,
                                                                                                                                                                       ing the SSLC examination
company’s bank accounts         1982, according to SFaizi,         nocent passage’ through the          The Italian argument that     of the malicious campaign
                                                                                                                                                                       (State Board Examination)        Graphs, Pictures etc.
have been frozen suddenly.      an Ecologist, here on Mon-         Territorial Waters and the        India cannot initiate crimi-     by the Italian govt with the
                                                                                                                                                                       commencing next month,              In addition to the Online
   Bharat Forge rose by 0.5     day.                               Contiguous Zone.                  nal proceedings against cul-     International Maritime Or-
per cent. Lanco Infratech           The shooting occurred,            And as per Article 19 ex-      prits is also against the UN     ganisation, while the crimi-
shot up by 6 per cent. The      according to media reports,        plaining the meaning of in-       treaty which categorically       nal proceedings are pro-
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per cent to Rs 1314.10.         Stage-I, in Karnataka.
                                   Toshiba JSW has recently
                                                                   Delivery of the equipment is
                                                                   expected to start in 2013, a
                                                                   company release here said.
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      TUESDAY 21
    FEBRUARY 2012          3
                                                                                                                            - Union Minister M.K.Alagiri                       Politics
Father    Withdraw objectionable memorandum, Ramadoss urges Jaya to visit
hacks     consult the states on NCTC: Jaya   Koodangulam
                                                                                                                                                                       TIRUCHIRAPAlli:           Pat-                                    and political interference,
daughter:                        CHENNAI: Voicing her
                                 concerns again over the
                                                                                                     concerns of the other Chief
                                                                                                     Ministers who have voiced
                                                                                                                                     expressed by the constituent
                                                                                                                                                                       tali Makkal Katchi (PMK)
                                                                                                                                                                       President Dr S Ramadoss to-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         he demanded a white pa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         per on the present status of
                                 Centre’s proposal to set up                                         their reservations and ob-         “I also request you to start   day urged Tamil Nadu Chief
Honour                           a National Counter Terror-
                                 ism Centre, Tamil Nadu
                                                                                                     jections in this regard and
                                                                                                     request that the consulta-
                                                                                                                                     the consultation process
                                                                                                                                     with the states immediately
                                                                                                                                                                       Minister J Jayalalithaa to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            He wanted that the TNEB
                                                                                                                                                                       visit Koodangulam person-                                         should be restructured with
killing                          Chief Minister Jayalalithaa
                                 demanded that “the objec-
                                                                                                     tion process should be com-
                                                                                                     menced forthwith,” she said.
                                                                                                                                     keeping in view the fact that
                                                                                                                                     matters of public order and
                                                                                                                                                                       ally and allay the fears of
                                                                                                                                                                       people over Koodangulam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         an autonomous panel com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         prising experts and based on
CHIDAMBARAM: In an               tionable memorandum” be                                                   Jayalalithaa, who had     police are in the State List of   Nuclear Power                                                     their suggestion the TNEB
attempted ‘honour killing’,      withdrawn immediately and                                           joined other Chief Minis-       the Constitution,” she said.      Project (KKNPP).                                                  be revamped.         He also
a father hacked his Engi-        the Centre start consultation                                       ters such as Navin Patnaik           Earlier this month, Jay-        Addressing a press confer-                                     wanted that the Tamil Nadu
neering studying daughter,       process with the states.                                            of Odisha and Mamata Ban-       alalithaa had written to the      ence here, he said the four      Nadu one after another had       Government conduct a ref-
while she was walking on             In a letter to Prime Min-                                       erjee of West Bengal in the     Prime Minister over the           member expert panel, which       totally spoiled the state’s      erendum in a few important
the road here on Monday          ister Manmohan Singh, she                                           chorus against the NCTC,        NCTC, saying the proposed         was appointed by the Tamil       growth.                          cities of Tamil Nadu on the
morning.                         emphasised that the “the                                            asked the Prime Minister to     body suffered from “defi-          Nadu Government to visit            In fact, the DMK which        present power crisis.
     Police said Gnanavalli      disturbing provisions of the                                        ensure that the “objectionble   ciencies” and has provisions      Koodangulam and to go            was alliance partner of the          To a question, he ruled
(22), the final year Engi-        recent Office Memorandum           analysis and consultations        memorandum” was imme-           that tantamount to usurping       through the safety aspect of     ruling party at the Centre       out possibilities of mid
neering student of Annama-       of the Union Ministry of          with all the States”.             diately withdrawn in defer-     the legitimate rights of the      the nuke project, visited the    during the last 23 years,        term election for Lok Sabha
lai University was walking       Home Affairs need in depth          “I reiterate that I share the   ence to the apprehensions       states.                           area but came back without       except for a period of five       and said in future the PMK
towards the campus, when
her father Sundaramurthy
followed her and hacked
                                 Public-private-partnership projects in                                                                                                meeting the people of the
                                                                                                                                                                          ‘’Who had asked them to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        years, had miserably failed
                                                                                                                                                                                                        to develop Tamil Nadu.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        In the present UAP Gov-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         would not forge alliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         with any national and re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         gional parties, especially
with a sickle.
   The girl who suffered cut
injuries on her shoulder, is
                                 private sector: G K Vasan
                                 CHENNAI: Union Minis-             around Rs 6,700crores.                                            and then it would be sent to
                                                                                                                                                                       visit there?’’ he questioned
                                                                                                                                                                       and said the people who
                                                                                                                                                                       were opposed to the nuke
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ernment at the Centre, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        DMK was a key partner, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                        once again it had failed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Dravidian parties in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tamil Nadu.        The PMK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         will face both the 2014 Lok
admitted to a private hospi-                                                                                                                                           project would intensify their    develop Tamil Nadu, he al-       Sabha election as well 2016
                                 ter for Shipping G K Vasan            The Chennai Port Trust                                        the Union Cabinet for ap-
tal and her father after being                                                                                                                                         agitation.                       leged.                           elections to the Tamil Nadu
                                 on Monday said the govern-        would redraw its business                                         proval, he said.
chased by the public, surren-                                                                                                                                              Dr Ramadoss pointed out         He claimed that law and       State Assembly, he said.
                                 ment would award around           plans to compensate for the                                            Atulya Misra, chairman,
dered to the Police.                                                                                                                                                   that right from the beginning    order in Tamil Nadu was de-          He said they were now
                                 six public-private-partner-       loss of revenue in handling                                       Chennai Port Trust said the
   Police enquiries revealed                                                                                                                                           the present AIADMK gov-          teriorating day by day. On       concentrating on 120 as-
                                 ship (PPP) projects in the        dirty cargo, Mr Vasan said.                                       key recommendations of the
that Sundaramurthy was up-                                                                                                                                             ernment was handling the         January 23 a major robbery       sembly and 15 Lok Sabha
                                 port sector during this finan-        He said the Chennai Port                                       Mohan Committee is for the
set that his daughter fell in                                                                                                                                          Koodangulam issue in an ef-      took place at nationalized       segments across Tamil
                                 cial year, including a project    Trust would focus on han-                                         port to focus on handling
love with a lower caste boy                                                                                                                                            fective manner.                  bank branch at the knife         Nadu and hoped that they
                                 in Jawaharlal Nehru Port          dling cleaner and container-                                      clean cargo like containers,
and she did not heed to his                                                                                                                                                Dr Ramadoss welcomed         point at suburb of Chennai       would win at least ten Lok
                                 Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai.           ized cargo as well as building                                    fertilizer, cruise shipping,
advice to give up the love in                                                                                                                                          Ms Jayalithaa’s move to          and similar offence once         Sabha seats in 2014 general
                                    Talking to reporters here      parking lot to compensate                                         food, wood and others.
the interest of the family and                                                                                                                                         oppose the Union Govern-         took place at another branch     elections on its own.
                                 after an interactive session      for the loss of around Rs 226                                        He said the quantity of fer-
her two younger sisters.                                                                                                                                               ment’s proposal to set up        of denationalized bank at the       When a reporter asked as
                                 with exporters, organised         crore revenue owing to the                                        tilizer handling by the port
   He told the police that he                                                                                                                                          National Counter Terrorism       outskirts of the city, he said   Tamil Nadu Government’s
                                 by Confederation of Indian        Madras High Court’s order                                         was on the rise. According
was much worried that if the                                                                                                                                           Centre (NCTC).                   and alleged that due to inef-    freebies were very popular
                                 Industry (CII) here, he said      banning handling of coal                                          to him the port handled coal
eldest daughter in the fam-                                                                                                                                               He said though there was      ficiency of police, incidents     and getting support from
                                 as many as 22 PPP projects        and iron order by it.             tion of Ennore Port specifi-     and iron ore amounting to 18
ily eloped with a lower caste                                                                                                                                          no power of the state gov-       of murder, robbery and rape      the people in the state, how
                                 were under consideration            He said a committee head-       cally to handle the dusty and   million tones.
boy, it would be difficult                                                                                                                                              ernments in the ‘so called’      were increasing day by day.      would PMK succeed in
                                 and his Ministry would            ed by Captain Mohan has           dirty cargo.                         ‘We are also looking at
to get marry the other two                                                                                                                                             federal set up, the Union          Dr Ramadoss found fault        its future political plan, he
                                 clear five to six projects by      submitted its report detailing         On the issue of coastal    out-of-the-box ideas like car
daughters, Police said.                                                                                                                                                Government’s this move           with the AIADMK Govern-          hoped that the party would
                                 March next.                       the new areas for the Chen-       shipping, Mr Vasan said the     parks on PPP model for the
Two                                He said about 22 projects
                                 worth Rs 16,000 were under
                                                                   nai Port to focus. He, how-
                                                                   ever, did not agree that the
                                                                                                     government is in the process
                                                                                                     of discussing a new policy.
                                                                                                                                     use of general public owing
                                                                                                                                     to the increased availability
                                                                                                                                                                       would be amounting to fur-
                                                                                                                                                                       ther interference in the State
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ment led by
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         change the people’s mindset
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and win future elections on
                                 consideration and by March,       Chennai Port Trust and the        The new land policy (leas-      of the space,’ Misra said. The    Governments’ rights.             and said the state adminis-      its own.
Nigerian                         five to six projects would be      Shipping Ministry did not         ing and other usage of land)    bid for the mega container           Releasing the ‘New Hope-
                                                                                                                                                                       New Politics’, the party’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                        tration had fully collapsed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stating that Tamil Nadu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            He said the party was go-
                                 given permission includ-          foresee such a ban happen-        for ports has gone to the In-   terminal would be issued                                                                            ing to launch a state wide
fraudsters                       ing the one at JNPT worth         ing even after the construc-      ter-Ministerial consultations   again this year, he added.        document on its future activ-
                                                                                                                                                                       ities, he said the Dravidian
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Electricity Board (TNEB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        was almost insolvent due
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         agitation demanding total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         prohibition in the state, dur-

held                             DMDK announce K Muthukumar as                                                                                                         parties which ruled Tamil        to administrative confusion      ing June-July next.

HYDERABAD: The city po-                                           Another bank heist in city,
lice on Monday arrested two
Nigerian nationals on charge
                                 its candidate: to contest bypoll gang loots 14 Lakh from IOB
                                 CHENNAI: The Sankara-                                               hakrishnan said the party       newspersons yesterday in
of cheating and seized a brief
                                 nkoil Assembly by-election                                          would soon announce its         Tiruchirapalli, Mr Karuna-        CHENNAI: Close on the
case containing 25 black pa-                                                                                                                                           heels of last month’s heist at
                                 is all set to witness a multi-                                      candidate.                      nidhi said the DMK was not
per bundles, a passport and                                                                                                                                            the Bank of Baroda on the
                                 cornered contest with the                                              The ruling AIADMK was        averse to fielding a common
two ID cards from them.                                                                                                                                                city outskirts, a five-mem-
                                 Desiya Murpokku Dravida                                             the first to announce its can-   candidate to avoid splitting
   Tazan Ogba Efe (36) and                                                                                                                                             ber gang looted Rs 14 Lakh
                                 Kazhagam (DMDK) of ac-                                              didate and fielded Sankara-      of the Opposition votes and
Frederick Etebefia (40) were                                                                                                                                            in broad daylight in another
                                 tor Vijayakanth also decid-                                         nkoil Municipality Chair-       defeatthe ruling AIADMK
contacting people by send-                                                                                                                                             public sector bank, IOB, at
                                 ing to enter the fray and an-                                       person, Muthuselvi. The         in the bypoll.
ing spam mails and make                                                                                                                                                gun point here at suburban
                                 nouncing K Muthukumar as                                            DMK has fielded J Jawahar            As Vaiko also was not
them believe that they were                                                                                                                                            Keelkattalai, on Monday.
                                 its candidate.                                                      Sooryamurthy, nephew of         suggestive to the idea                 Police sources said the
ready to invest USD 10 Mil-
                                     DMDK President Vijay-                                           former Union Minister A         of common candidate, a            gang, which entered the
lion from Barclays Bank,
                                 akanth announced the can-                                           Arunachalam. TNCC Presi-        multi-cornered contest ap-        bank as customers, threat-
UK in companies in India in
                                 didate, ahead of the party’s                                        dent B S Gnanadesikan said      peared imminent in the by-        ened the bank staff and cus-
‘’Joint Venture Business’’, a
                                 General council meeting,          first time.                        his party would support the     poll. Nominations open on         tomers at gun point locked
police release said here                                                                                                                                                                                back and found to be in          were with the cashier and
                                 virtually rejecting DMK              Vijayakanth’s decision to      DMK candidate in the by-        February 22 and closes on         them up in a room and de-        working condition, could         that he had gone for lunch,
   The release said whenever
                                 President M Karunanidhi           field his party’s candidate        polls.                          March one.                        camped with the booty.           not be operated as the gang      the gang member came to
any gullible person respond-
                                 agreeing to field a common         assumes significance after            The MDMK General Sec-            The possibility of oppo-      The gang, which came in a        had held bank staff and cus-     the cashier’s enclosure and
ed to their mails; the accused
                                 candidate to avoid a split in     Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa     retary Vaiko, had announced     sition fielding a common           red colour Maruti Omni van,      tomers at gun point.             made away with the cash
would contact the person                                                                                                                                               struck at 1430 hrs, taking
                                 votes among the opposition.       challenged him to contest         its former MLA Dr T Sadan       candidate is not ruled out                                             In all ten staff members,    from two of the three cash
over phone and tell them that                                                                                                                                          advantage of the one hour
                                    The announcement of the        the bypoll on his own.            Thirumalaikumar as the can-     as they have time till March                                       including two women, and         counters, totaling Rs 14
they were working in US                                                                                                                                                load shedding in the area
                                 party candidate came as a           During heated arguments in      didate.                         three, the last date for with-                                     an equal number of custom-       Lakh.
Embassy.                                                                                                                                                               from 1400 hrs to 1500 hrs,
                                 surprise to many in the party     the State Assembly recently,            Meanwhile, talking to     drawal of candidates.                                              ers, including a woman,              After interrogating those
   The accused would hood-                                                                                                                                             and escaped non-chalantly,
                                 as they believed that a deci-     Vijayakanth said the ruling                                                                                                          were present at the bank         present in the bank and the
wink a client by changing the                                                                                                                                          using the same vehicle.          when the incident took           staff, a senior police official,
                                 sion to this effect would be      AIADMK would be defeat-
black papers of 100 US Dol-                                                                                                                                               The bank had neither in-      place.                           speaking on the condition of
                                 taken only at tomorrow’s          ed in the wake of recent hike
lar note size by using chemi-                                                                                                                                          stalled closed circuit TV        Soon after entering the          anonymity, said ‘going by
                                 General council meet.             in bus fares and milk prices.
cals and tell them that carry-                                                                                                                                         cameras, which has been          bank, one of the gang mem-       the inputs given by the bank
                                      Muthukumar, a BE and         To this Ms Jayalalithaa said                                                                        made mandatory in the
ing original Dollar notes was                                                                                                                                                                           bers held the Branch Man-        Manager on the nature of the
                                 MBA Graduate, is the Dep-         her party would win the                                                                             wake of last month’s heist
unsafe, the release said.                                                                                                                                                                               ager Shanmugasundaram at         weapon, it appeared that the
                                 uty Secretary of the Tirunel-     polls hands down and dared                                                                          at BOB at suburban Perun-
   The associates of the ac-                                                                                                                                                                            gun point. With one person       gang had used a ‘toy gun’
                                 veli West District Secretary      him to field a candidate and                                                                         gudi when a four-member
cused visited Hyderabad and                                                                                                                                                                             standing guard at the en-        to loot the bank.’ spoke in
                                    He had earlier unsuccess-      face the polls.                                                                                     gang made away with 19.25
cheated one person to the                                                                                                                                                                               trance, another pulled out a     Hindi.
                                 fully contested from the              With BJP also deciding                                                                          Lakh, nor a security guard.      gun, threatened a staff mem-        Joint Commissioner of Po-
tune of Rs 20 Lakh when he
                                 same constituency in the          to enter the fray, the by-                                                                          Six electronically-operated      ber, and forced him to lock      lice K Shanmugarajeswaran
evinced interest and contact-
                                 2006 Assembly polls, when         poll would witness a mul-                                                                           burglary alarms (that could      up the customers and other       told reporters after visiting
ed them through mails. As                                                                                                                                              function even during power
                                 the nascent DMDK tested           ti-cornered contest. State                                                                                                           bank staff in a room.            the spot that four special
per directions from police,                                                                                                                                            cuts), were installed in the
                                 its electoral fortunes for the    unit President Pon Rad-                                                                                                                   The gun-wielding gang       teams were formed to nab
the gullible victim contact-                                                                                                                                           bank, located on the ground      member then asked the bank       the gang members.
ed the two accused on their                                                                                                                                            floor in the busy locality.       staff to take him into the             All the check posts, be-
mail from a different e-mail                                                                                                                                                 But the alarms, which      safe deposit locker room.        sides railway stations and
ID and informed them that                                                                                                                                              were checked a few days          When the staff said the keys     airports were alerted.
he was interested in invest-                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vehicle checks were in-
ing amount in ‘joint venture
business’ in Hyderabad.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Precious Photos                                       tensified, check posts were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         strengthened and all vehi-
   On the request of the vic-                                                                                                                                                                                                            cles leaving the city were
tim, the accused came to Hy-                                                                                                                                                                                                             subjected      to     thorough
derabad along with a brief                                                                                                                                                                                                               checks.         All the hotels,
case containing the black                                                                                                                                                                                                                lodges and mansions have
coloured papers. Police lay                                                                                                                                                                                                              come under police scanner
in wait for them and arrested                                                                                                                                                                                                            and the details of people
the accused.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             who had stayed there in re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         cent past were being collect-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ed.       Today’s daring inci-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         dent comes at a time when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the city police were yet to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         achieve any breakthrough in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the case relating to the heist
                                                                                                                                                                             Gandhi and his wife Kasturbhai, 1902.                       at BOB.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    RNI-TC No. TNENG 05413 / 2010. R.Dis.No. 981/11

                                                                       film like a project: Actor Madhavan
   METRO                                                                Talented actor R. Madhavan straddles two worlds - Hindi movies and southern cinema -
DAILY EVENING NEWSPAPER                                                 with elan but despite having a good hold in both, he doesn`t believe in piling up projects in
                                                                        his kitty. “I do one film a year. I don`t look at a film like a project, I worship it. It`s like going
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Metro- News
      TUESDAY 21
    FEBRUARY 2012         4                                             to a temple. I can`t jump from one film set to another film set,” Madhavan said.

Ricky Ponting ends his one-day interna- 47.9-ft-long dosa                                                                                                                                         Preeti Jhangiani returns
                                                                                                                                                                                                  with ‘Dekho Yeh hai
tional career but aims to play Tests    prepared for                                                                                                                                              Mumbai’
                                                                                                                                 Guinness Record
                                                                                                                                 MADURAI: In an attempt           Records at London for veri-
                                                                                                                                 to enter                         fication.
                                                                                                                                 Guinness Book of Records,            Led by popular chief K
                                                                                                                                 a ‘Dosa’, measuring 47.9-ft-     Damodaran, as many as 35
                                                                                                                                 long, was prepared at ‘Suvai     chefs were involved in the
                                                                                                                                 Darbar 2012,’ a food festi-      preparation of the mega
                                                                                                                                 val organized by Madurai         Dosa, which was later
                                                                                                                                 Round Table 14 at the fa-        served to the visitors of the
                                                                                                                                 mous Thamukkam Ground,           food fair. About 39 kg of
                                                                                                                                 last evening.                    ‘Dosa Maavu’ was used for
                                                                                                                                    The organizers of festival    the preparation of the long-
                                                                                                                                 claimed that the Dosa pan it-    est-ever Dosa, Damodaran
                                                                                                                                 self was a record as it meas-    said, adding the earlier
                                                                                                                                 ured 61-ft-long and weighed      record was 38.2 feet-long
                                                                                                                                 3.25 tones.     It was fitted     Dosa made in Vijayawada in
                                                                                                                                 with 36 burners to cook the      Andhra Pradesh.
                                                                                                                                 mega Dosa.                         He hoped that they would
                                                                                                                                   The attempt began at 1845      get certification from the
                                                                                                                                 hrs in the presence of a large   Guinness Book of Records.
                                                                                                                                 number of spectators and         It was a fund raiser pro-
    Australian cricket player Ricky Ponting speaks during a news conference in Sydney on February 21, 2012.                      the entire event was record-     gramme to support the de-
                                left now and I still have                                         to do for the next period of   ed with video cameras for        serving students of various
Ricky Ponting, Australia’s                                       Ponting, who said the deci-
                                what it takes to be a domi-                                       time and how long that is, I   submission to the officials       government schools and or-
most successful one-day                                          sion to drop him had come
                                nant player.”                                                     don’t know.”                   of Guinness Book of World        phanages, he added.
cricketer, accepted that his                                     “out of the blue”, said he
limited overs international
career was over on Tues-
                                The Tasmanian’s omis-
                                sion from the squad comes
                                                                 wanted to continue playing
                                                                 test matches, a format in
                                                                                                      A rundown of former
                                                                                                  Australia captain Ricky
                                                                                                                                 “Slumdog Millionaire”s girl
day but said he wanted to
continue in test cricket and
                                after he stepped in to lead
                                the side to one victory and
                                                                 which he has scored 13,200
                                                                 runs in 162 matches at an
                                                                                                  Ponting’s one-day interna-
                                                                                                  tional career after he said
                                                                                                                                 friend welcomes criticisms
hoped to play in the 2013       one defeat in their previous     average of 53.                   on Tuesday he had accept-
Ashes.                          two games in the absence         “This is closure on my one-      ed his career in the 50-over
While Don Bradman re-           of injured skipper Michael       day international career but     format was over. Ricky
mains Australia’s greatest      Clarke.                          it’s certainly not closure on    Ponting’s one-day career
ever cricketer, Ponting is      Ponting said he had spoken       my international career,”        * Born: Dec 19, 1974 at
without peer in the 50-over     to chairman of selectors         said Ponting, who retired          Launceton, Tasmania
game having scored 13,704       John Inverarity, who told        from Twenty20s in 2009.          * Matches: 375 (winning
runs in 375 matches at an       him he was not in the plans      “I just love the game and          165 of 230 as captain)                                                                        CHENNAI: After a stint as         movie shape up well,’’ the
average of 42.                  for the future direction of      I just love every opportu-       * Debut: Against South                                                                          producer in ‘Sahi Dhande          filmmaker said.
He won three World Cups         the team looking forward to      nity I have to play for my         Africa at Wellington                                                                          Galat Bande’, the beautiful            A source revealed, ‘’As
in his 17-year career, two as   the 2015 World Cup.              country.” Ponting, who re-         on February 15, 1995                                                                          Preeti Jhangiani is set to re-    soon as Preeti shows up on
captain.                        “It’s a bit hard to say I’ve     linquished the captaincy         * Total runs in ODIs: 13,704                                                                    turn as actress with the film      the sets, the whole atmos-
The end for the second-most     retired given I’ve been          of both tests and one-day        * Second highest scorer                                                                         ‘Dekho YeH hai Mumbai’.           phere as well as cast and
prolific batsman of all time     dropped but I don’t expect       teams last March, was under        behind India’s Sachin                                                                              Directed by Sneh Tulli       crew lights up, there is smile
in limited overs interna-       to play one-day interna-         pressure for his place in the      Tendulkar                                                                                     and produced by SAM Pro-          on everyone’s face and the
tionals was signalled when      tional cricket any more and      test team at the end of last     * Centuries: 30                                                                                 ductions, ‘Dekho Yeh hai          environment becomes very
he was dropped from the         I’m sure the selectors don’t     year but responded with 544      * Second highest number of                                                                      Mumbai’ will see Preeti           relaxed.’’ Preeti is loved by
Australia team on Monday        expect to pick me either,”       runs at an average of 108 as     centuries behind Tendulkar                                                                      play a bubbly role, which is      everyone on the sets, Tulli
after making 18 runs in five     the 37-year-old told a news      the hosts whitewashed India      * Batting average: 42.03                                                                        not very different from her
                                                                                                                                 MUMBAI: Indian actress           `Hmmm. the films not really                                        recalled.
games in the ongoing Tri-       conference at the Sydney         4-0. “I think I proved to a      * Highest score: 164                                                                            real life character.
                                                                                                                                 Freida Pinto says she loves      about you but be happy that                                            ‘’Preeti is so sweet and
series against India and Sri    Cricket Ground.                  lot of people this summer        * Wickets: 3                                                                                       Sources in the film trade
                                                                                                                                 discussing her work with         you made it,” Pinto said.                                         well-behaved that even dur-
Lanka.                          “I have been dropped, which      that I can still play great      * Won three 50-over World                                                                       said that even before the re-
                                                                                                                                 boyfriend Dev Patel because          The actress also wishes                                       ing breaks, she used to ask
“I don’t expect to play one-    is disappointing but I accept    cricket for Australia and be       Cups as a player: 1999,                                                                       lease of the film, Preeti has
                                                                                                                                 he always gives an honest        directors would see past her                                      me if anything was required
day cricket for Australia       that. My performances over       as good as anybody on the          2003, 2007                                                                                    been showered by praises
                                the last five games haven’t                                        * Led Australia in the last    feedback.                        beauty and offer her more                                         or if she could go to her van-
anymore,” said Ponting.                                          cricket field,” he said.                                                                                                          by not only the crew mem-
                                warranted me being there.”                                          two World Cup victories         The 27-year-old, who has      challenging movie roles.                                          ity,’’ she added.
“I’ve only got Test cricket                                      “That’s what I’m planning                                                                                                        bers, but even by other Bol-
                                                                                                                                 been dating Patel since they           “I wish people would      lywood stars that have seen       Tulli said she was very

‘Dirty’ pair Emraan-Vidya back again                                                                                             worked in 2007 film “Slum-
                                                                                                                                 dog Millionaire”, said she
                                                                                                                                                                  think outside the box when
                                                                                                                                                                  it comes to casting me.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the rushes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Preeti who likes to keep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    touched by Preeti’s gesture.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The director said after
Screen partners in Balaji’s     will surprise viewers with                                                                       knows Patel will always say      There’s this ultimate satis-    a low profile, is very happy       seeing Mohabbatein, she
‘The Dirty Picture’; and        its many twists and turns.                                                                       what he thinks rather than       faction an actor gets from      with the accolades she is         wanted to work with Preeti
now the two dirty stars are     We are confident that this                                                                        what she wants to hear, re-      the effort invested in a part   receiving. In her real life       and now she is enjoying the
back again together in UTV      best combination of Em-                                                                          ported Female first.              where the transformation        also, she is full of life and     same.
Motion Pictures’ forthcom-      raan, Vidya and Raj Kumar                                                                            “I like being able to ask    takes you as far from your-     very bubbly, revealed writer         ‘’The movie is going to hit
ing venture.                    will take viewers by storm                                                                       Dev, `What do you think          self as it’s possible to go.    director Tulli. ‘’So while        the silver screen soon and
Announcing the movie and        in Ghanchakkar.” The film                                                                         of this? ` He’s very honest.     I hope that sort of work        shooting, she doesn’t need        we are sure that the bubbly
the stars, Siddharth Roy        is set to release in August                                                                      He’s not, `You were wonder-      comes my way because I          to pretend and the flow is         Preeti is going to be liked by
Kapur, CEO of UTV Mo-           this year.                                                                                       ful darling. ` He’ll be like,    feel I can do it,” she added.   so easy which is helping the      one and all,’’ she added.
tion Pictures, says, “It is a   After ‘No One....’ Vidya ba-
pleasure to announce Ghan-
chakkar, our third film in a
                                lan is working with Gupta
                                second time in this film and
                                                                                                                                            DMDK Party’s General Council meeting
row with Rajkumar Gupta,        hence the actress is quite
one of the most talented        happy to be associate with
writer-directors in the in-     the director again. Said Vi-
dustry today.                   dya, “He has a very new
      Emraan and Vidya to       age and quirky but massy
do the lead roles, we have      humour. Having worked            a certain amount of comfort      the skin of the character,
managed to get our dream        with him before in No One        that is brought to the table.    which according to him is
cast for roles that were vir-   Killed Jessica, I know he’ll     Emraan, is a brilliant co-star   something that is challeng-
tually written with them in     push me to give it my best.”     and together, we hope to         ing. Besides, he is confident
mind. Rajkumar and Per-         Saying about Emraan,             rock it!”                        to share screen with Vidya
vez Sheikh have written a       “When you have worked            On the other hand, Emraan        again and hoping recreate
quirky comic-thriller which     with an actor before, there is   is keenly waiting to get into    the best out put.

           ‘Thandavam’ challenging movie for Vikram

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                                                                                                                                  pantruti S.Ramachandran, in that meeting party’s founder president Vijayakanth to make important resolutions

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