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                                    SUNSET TODAY 6.38 PM                  Ministers withdraw                                                                                                                      Indian couple gets
                                    SUNRISE : TOMORROW 5.54 AM
                                    MOONRISE : TODAY 2.18 AM
                                    MOONSET : TOMORROW 3.59 AM                                                                                                                                                    $ 36.48 million
New Tirupati-Mannargudi                                                   resignation, temporary                                                                                                                  compensation
train service from tomorrow                                                                                                                                                                                       WASHINGTON: An Indian               ing to a statement released
                                      urdays. The service will be
                                      operated from Mannargudi on
                                      Wednesdays, Fridays and Sun-
                                                                          reprive to Gowda govt                                                                                                                   couple, who sustained seri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ous injuries in an accident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the US in 2010, has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  awarded a whopping USD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  36.48 million as compensa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      by Panish, Shea & Boyle,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the law firm representing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the couple. All of the occu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pants were hurt, but Jashiree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      received the worst injuries,
                                      The train will leave Tirupati
                                                                          BANGALORE: The Sadan-                 The Chief Minister, talking                                                                       tion by a California court.         including a spinal fracture
                                      at 1040 hrs and reach Man-
MANNARGUDI: The new                   nargudi at 2235 hours.The           anda Gowda led BJP gov-            to newsmen, welcomed the                                                                                A Riverside County Supe-         that left her paralyzed. She
Tirupati-Mannargudi tri-week-         train will Mannargudi at 0530       ernment had a temporary            decision of the dissidents and                                                                       rior Court jury awarded USD         now requires 24-hour care,
ly express train service will         hrs and arrive in Tirupati          reprieve as the nine dissident     appealed to the revolting min-                                                                       36.48 million to Prakash            said attorney Brian Panish.
commence from Tirupati to-            1635 hrs.The train will stop at     ministers today withdrew           isters and legislators to re-                                                                        Sheth, 64, and his wife, Jas-       “The plaintiffs have suf-
morrow and from Mannargudi            Pakala,Chittoor, Katpadi, Vel-      their resignations paving the      solve the issue through talks,                                                                       hiree Sheth, 58, from Mum-          fered tremendously and will
on July 4, Southern Railway,          lore Cant,Arni Road, Tiruvan-       way for conciliation by the        without affecting the party’s
Tiruchirapalli division an-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bai, whose car was struck by        continue to suffer for the
                                      namalai, Tirukkovilur,              central leadership of the party.   image with the people. He
nounced today.In a press re-                                                                                                                                                                                      a big-rig on Interstate 10 in       rest of their lives,” he said.
                                      Villupuram, Cuddalore Port Jn,
lease here said it said the new                                               Talking on behalf of the       said despite problems within                                                                         Beaumont two years ago. At          “The jury recognised this
                                      Chidambaram, Sirkazhi, Mayi-
train will run from Tirupati on       laduturai, Peralam, Thiruvarur      dissident ministers, Water         the party he had been steering                                                                       the time of the accident, the       with their verdict. Justice
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sat-          and Nidamangalam.                   Resources Minister Basa-           the government successfully                                                                          Sheths were visiting the US         was done.” The jury award
                                                                          varaj Bommai said the min-         and taking up drought relief      change could be effected only     any ‘suitable’ action before     from India and were on their        against the truck company
Assam rain toll mounts                                                    isters have withdrawn their        works on war footing.             after the Presidential polls.Mr   July 5, the pro-Yeddyurappa      way to an airport in Orange         Schneider National includ-
NEW DELHI: The non-stop                5.8 in Ritcher Scale.
                                                                          resignations submitted last        He said he had been spear-        Shettar speaking to report-       group will have to take a        County for a family vacation        ed USD 469,490 in past
rain for the past one week, re-        The tremour was felt in Naga-      week following the interven-       heading a corruption free         ers after the meeting said the    ‘major’ decision.                in Hawaii.                          medical expenses, USD 4.8
sulting in landslides victims          land, Mizoram and Meghalaya        tion of the central leadership.    government and despite being      central leadership had given      The rival groups will be           According to the plaintiffs’      million for future medical
raising to 16 and flooding              borders.                           It was seized of the crisis in     saddled with over 21 portfo-      favorable response to the pro-    leaving for Delhi in separate    attorneys, the Sheths were          expenses, USD 6 million
in Brahmaputra causing 61              Meanwhile, a report from           the ruling BJP in the state        lios, he had been steadfast in    Yeddyurappa group and in the      groups to hold consultations     being driven by an Ameri-           for past pain and suffering
deaths, totaling the toll to 77.       Jorhat said that Prime Minis-      with the loyalists of former       governance. The dissidents,       sprit of ensuring a conducive     with the central leaders later   can relative to John Wayne          and USD 22 million for fu-
Besides over 20 lakh people            ter Manmohan Singh and UPA         Chief Minister B S Yeddy-          who had given a deadline          atmosphere for an ‘amicable’                                       Airport in Santa Ana when           ture pain and suffering. It
                                                                                                                                                                                 today. Party sources said
lost their dwelling units.             chairperson Sonia Gandhi, ac-      urappa raising the banner of       of July for replacement of                                                                           their vehicle was hit by a          was not immediately clear
                                                                                                                                               settlement; the ministers had     while Mr Gowda, BJP state
     Added to that there was a         companied by Chief Minister                                                                                                                                                18-wheeler truck that went          whether Schneider planned
                                                                          revolt against Chief Minister      Mr Gowda with Mr Shettar,         withdrawn their resignation       unit president K S Eshwara-
light earthquake on Sunday,            Tarun Gogoi, today made an
                                                                          Mr Gowda again, he said.Mr         met at the official residence      letters, which they had hand-     ppa and their loyal ministers    around the victims’ car but         to appeal the jury verdict
and no casualty however has            aerial survey of flood affected
been reported. This was read as        areas in Assam                     Bommai said the dissident          of the latter in the morning.     ed over to the chief minister     including Balachandra Jarki-     failed to completely clear          and award. Company repre-
                                                                          ministers led by Panchayat         Apparently acting on the di-      two days ago.Meanwhile, Mr        holi, S A Ramadas and other      the sedan while changing            sentatives could not imme-
Do not censor Internet: US                                                Raj and Rural Development          rections of the central lead-     Bommai said the rebel group       would leave first, Mr Shettar     lanes, Valley news reported.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “The impact of the truck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      diately be reached for com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ment. There was no answer
                                                                          Minister Jagadish Shettar,         ership, which had hardened        had not ‘officially’ set a dead    and other eight ministers who
to China                                                                  who has been named as the          its stance against the rebels     line but had full confidence       had quit the Gowda cabinet,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  caused the Sheths’ vehicle to       from Schneider National’s
                                                                          alternative to Mr Gowda will       wanted them to withdraw           in the party leadership that it                                    spin out of control across the      corporate office. A company
BEIJING: American officials             China to respect internation-                                                                                                             would leave later.Party in-
                                                                          be leaving for New Delhi this      their resignation before any      would bring a settlement that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  freeway, where it hit the me-       spokeswoman could not im-
have reportedly asked China            ally recognised human rights                                                                                                              charge for Karnataka Dhar-
not to censor its Internet after       and fundamental freedoms on        afternoon to hold talks with       talks could be held.Conse-        will be acceptable to all.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dian barrier and was struck         mediately be reached for
                                                                                                                                                                                 mendra Pradhan, meanwhile,
the government blocked access          the Internet, including freedom    BJP President Nitin Gadkari        quently the dissident’s min-                                                                         by another vehicle,” accord-        comment.
                                                                                                                                                   However, Small Scale in-      said\ in Delhi that the crisis
to Bloomberg’s website.                of expression,” the Guardian       and other senior leaders over      isters had retraced their step.   dustries minister Raju Gowda      had ‘blown over’ and an ami-
    China recently denied web
access to the financial news
                                       quoted the official, as saying.
                                       Bloomberg reporters and edi-
                                                                          the current impasse in the rul-    Indications have also come        had yesterday that if the cen-    cable settlement will be ar-     AI strike is 2nd longest in
                                                                          ing party.                         from New Delhi that any           tral leadership did not take      rived at within two days.
agency after it published a
report on massive wealth
                                       tors have declined to comment
                                       on their interactions with the                                                                                                                                             aviation industry
amassed by relatives of Xi Jin-
ping, the man expected to be-
                                       Chinese government on the
                                       matter. A company spokes-
                                                                          Rich Indians stashing                                                Kudankulam moves a step                                            NEW DELHI: The strike by            pilots must first end their
come China’s next president. A         man, Ty Trippet, however, ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a section of Air India pilots       strike and the sacked pilots
State Department official con-          knowledged that the blockage       currencies and other                                                 closer to commissioning                                            on Monday entered the 57th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  day, to attain the notorious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will be reinstated on a case-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      by-case basis.
demned the move and said the           of the Bloomberg websites and
U.S. strongly supports respect
for freedom of expression and
                                       its magazine Business Week
                                       came in response to an article
                                                                          precious items at Swish                                                                                                                 distinction of becoming the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  second longest strike in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Civil Aviation Minis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ter Ajit Singh said earlier:
press freedom in China, includ-        published about the fortunes of                                                                                                                                            country’s aviation history.         “Sacked pilots will be taken
ing over the Internet.                 Vice President Jinping ‘’s ex-     NEW DELHI: Amid a glo-                  The total value of thou-                                                                             The Indian Pilots Guild        back on a case-by-case ba-
   “We have continually urged          tended family.                     bal crackdown against al-          sand-franc notes currently                                                                           (IPG), the union of Air India       sis. But for this to happen,
                                                                          leged black money in secret        in circulation is Rs two                                                                             pilots, had also struck work        they must end the illegal
Pranab Mukherjee buying                                                   accounts of Swiss banks,           trillion (32.5 billion Swiss                                                                         in 1974 against cost cutting        strike.” The airline has suf-
                                                                          their bankers are selling a        francs). Also, Switzerland is                                                                        measures when fuel prices           fered estimated revenue
support, claims Navin Patnaik                                             new safe-haven idea to their       among the few major coun-                                                                            shot up alarmingly. The             losses of more than Rs.610
                                                                          rich clients from India and        tries to have denomination                                                                           1974 strike lasted for well         crore. Grounded fleet of
                                      parties...to support his candida-   other countries -- the high --     of as high as 1,000, while
                                      ture as Rastrapati (president) of                                                                                                                                           over 90 days. In 1993-94, a         Boeing 777s, unused man-
                                                                          value 1,000 franc notes to be      the highest value banknotes                                                                          strike by Air India flight en-       power and absence from
                                      India?” Patnaik, who returned                                                                            NEW DELHI: The much-              the run-up to the commis-
                                                                          stored in safe deposit boxes.      in the UK and the US are                                                                             gineers lasted for 56 days.         key routes have hit the air-
                                      after a four-day trip, asked.                                                                            delayed Kudankulam nu-            sioning of a nuclear plant
                                         He said the money had been          These boxes -- kept inside      only 50 pounds (about Rs                                                                             Before the 1993-94 strike,          lines’ chances of a financial
                                                                          the premises of Swiss banks        4,300) and 100 dollars (Rs        clear project moved a step        before the regulator grants
                                      sanctioned in favour of states                                                                                                                                              the distinction of the second       turnaround. The strike has
                                                                          -- are also said to be being       5,500), respectively.             closer to operationalisation      permission for loading the
                                      ruled by Mulayam Singh Ya-                                                                                                                                                  longest strike was held by          crippled Air India’s interna-
                                      dav’s Samajwadi Party (Ut-          used to stash gold, diamond,          The US used to have high-      on Saturday with com-             fuel.
                                                                                                                                               mencement of pre-service                                           AI’s sister organisation In-        tional operations, stranding
                                      tar Pradesh), Nitish Kumar’s        paintings and art works            value notes like USD 500,                                              The reactor pressure ves-
                                                                                                                                               inspection of the reactor                                          dian Airlines, whose pilots         thousands set to fly to East
                                      Janata Dal-United (Bihar) and       among other valuables -- ap-       USD 1,000, USD 5,000                                                sel, which houses fuel as-
                                                                                                                                               pressure vessel of the plant.                                      went on a five-week stir in          Asia and the Middle East.
                                      Mamata Benerjee’s Trinamool         parently because of limited        and USD 10,000 earlier, but                                         semblies, is the heart of any
                                                                                                                                                  “This inspection will take                                      1991-92 demanding more                  The striking pilots have
BHUBANESWAR:              Odisha      Congress (West Bengal).             risk of catching the preying       these currency bills were                                           nuclear power plant and a
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik           “This is not private money but                                                                         about 10 to 12 days. The                                           wages.                              started an indefinite hunger
                                                                          eyes of foreign governments        printed for the last time in                                        detailed inspection before
has accused United Progressive        people’s money, your money.                                                                              report of inspection will                                              The current strike started      strike since June 24. Near-
                                                                          having signed banking in-          1945 and were not even                                              commissioning is neces-
Alliance (UPA) presidential           Why is so much money being                                                                               be submitted to the Atomic                                         May 8 when pilot members            ly five of 11 fasting pilots
                                                                          formation exchange treaties        in circulation since 1969.                                          sary as it cannot be opened
candidate Pranab Mukherjee            given by the central govern-                                                                             Energy Regulatory Board                                            of IPG went on mass sick            have been hospitalised. Of-
                                                                          with Switzerland. Just one         Amid allegations of Indi-                                           once the reactor starts func-
of buying support of parties by       ment when the presidential                                                                                                                                                  leave, protesting the move to       ficials at Airlines House, Air
                                                                          thousand-franc banknote is         ans stashing huge amounts         for its review and obtain-        tioning. “This pre-service
doling out large sums of money        elections are going on?”                                                                                                                                                    provide Boeing-787 Dream-           India’s New Delhi-based
                                          Patnaik was the first to an-     worth about Rs 60,000 in           of illicit wealth abroad, in-     ing clearance for fuel load-      inspection will provide the
to selective states during his                                                                                                                                                                                    liner training to pilots from       headquarters, are confident
tenure as finance minister.            nounce the name of former           Indian currency, making it         cluding in Swiss banks, the       ing,” Nalinish Nagaich,           reference base line data for
                                                                                                                                               Executive Director, Nuclear                                        the erstwhile Indian Air-           of resolving the situation
  “Pranab Mukherjee as finance         Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma         easier to store large amount       Indian government said in a                                         future, apart from validating
                                                                                                                                               Power Corporation of India                                         lines. After putting forth an       by hiring new pilots. The
minister of India had doled out       in May for country’s top post       of money in form of these          White Paper in May that it                                          functioning of automatic in-
                                      against former finance minister                                                                           Limited (NPCIL) said. The                                          original list of 14 demands,        current strike is the longest
huge sum of money... lakhs of                                             notes.                             is making various efforts to                                        spection machine,” Nagaich
crores... to certain states like      Pranab Mukherjee. He was also                                                                            inspection is a key step in                                        the aviators are now asking         since Air India and Indian
                                                                                                                   Continue on Page 3                                                 Continue on Page 3          for reinstatement of their          Airlines merged in 2007.
Bihar, Bengal and UP,” Pat-           the first to sign as a proposer on
naik, chief of the Biju Janata        Sangma’s nomination papers.                                                                                                                                                 101 sacked colleagues. The          There have been five major
Dal (BJD), told reporters Sun-           Sangma is also being backed                                                                                                                                              airline has maintained that                Continue on Page 3
day night after returning from        by the Bharatiya Janata Party,
New Delhi.                            the Shiromani Akali Dal and
  “Could it be that this money is     the AIADMK. The presidential
going because he wants certain        election is on July 19.

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                                                                        Pranab ‘most suited’ to be President
    METRO                                                               ‘We (DMK and allies) will solidly support you’, ‘Your victory is a foregone conclusion’,
     DAILY EVENING NEWSPAPER                                            and added to it you (Mr Mukherjee) are most suited to the post of President.’ Mr Mukherjee
                                                                        is a ‘priceless jewel on the crown of Indian democracy.’
                                                                                                                                                                                         Metro- Insight
        MONDAY 02
        JULY 2012             2                                                                                         - DMK supremo M Karunanidhi to Pranab

Intec Capital
Limited to foray                   China’s economy to                                                         Congested highways                                                                             Facebook overtaking
in southern
                                   pick up speed: experts                                                     increase asthma risk                                                                           Twitter on ‘effective
CHENNAI: Intec Capital
Limited, one of the leading
Non-Banking Financial Com-
                                                                                                             WASHINGTON:            Living
                                                                                                             near a heavily congested
                                                                                                             highway correlates with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                             mobile ads’
pany catering to the machin-                                                                                 higher presence of asthma, a
ery financing requirements of                                                                                 new study has revealed.
SMEs, is foraying into south-                                                                                   In the study, conducted by
ern markets to strengthen its
presence in India. Intec Capital                                                                             researchers at SUNY Down-
Limited is all set to embark on                                                                              state Medical Center and
this journey by opening up a                                                                                 Lutheran Medical Center in                                                                      LONDON: Social network-             “It baked the commercial
branch in Chennai followed by      BEIJING: China’s economy             central bank advisor, said the       Brooklyn, New York, they                                                                        ing giant Facebook is play-     part of its venture into the
branch openings at Coimbat-        will grow at a faster pace in        economy is “showing healthy          found higher rates of asthma                                                                    ing catch up to popular         service from the off. And
ore and Bengaluru. At present,     the second half of 2012 on ris-      signs of stabilisation”. In the                                                                                                      micro blogging platform         also the Twitter.com expe-
Intec Capital Limited serves
                                                                                                             among those living closer to                                                                    Twitter when it comes to        rience is nearly identical to
                                   ing investment, exports and          first five months, exports rose        Interstate 278, near a portion
its wide customer base from        expanding housing market, ex-        by 8.7 percent to USD 774.4
                                                                                                                                                                                                             effective mobile advertise-     that of the mobile app,” he
12 branches catering to 125                                                                                  known locally as the Gow-                                                                       ments, according to a report.   said. “However, Facebook
                                   perts said.                          billion. Year-on-year export                                          that live in the same area,    the risk for developing in-
strategic SME Industrial loca-                                                                               anus Expressway, and lower                                                                      Twitter is now generating       created a traditional display
                                   “We are confident that China          growth rose from 4.9 percent                                          but at a longer distance       flammatory lung disease in
tions in India and is planning                                                                                                                                                                               most of its revenues from       advertising media platform
                                   will see a U-shaped economic         in April to 15.3 percent in May.     rates of disease in those liv-                                                                                                  – in a similar vein to Yahoo
to open 10 more branches in                                                                                                                   from the Gowanus,” Maria-      adults.The study involved       adverts seen by its users on
                                   recovery in 2012,” the Centre        “The negative effects of slow        ing in the same community                                                                                                       and MSN - which doesn’t
the current fiscal year to mark                                                                                                                Anna Vastardi, from SUNY       62 adults recruited from the    mobile devices rather than
                                   for China in the World Econ-         export growth are gradually          but farther from the Inter-                                                                     from commercial messages        easily translate to mobile,”
rapid growth of the company        omy (CCWE) said in a report          declining,” the Beijing-based                                         Downstate, said.According      outpatient department of
and have a national presence.                                                                                state.                                                                                          on Twitter.com. Facebook,       he added. According to the
                                   on the economy. The centre has       centre said.The housing market                                        to Dr. Vastardi, the findings   Lutheran Medical Center,        on the other hand, has issued   paper, Woods has, however,
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.      forecast a GDP growth of 8 per-      has seen rising prices this year,         “Our participants were
Sanjeev Goel, Managing Di-                                                                                                                    indicate that proximity to a   including 45 patients with      a revenue warning over its      warned not to write Face-
                                   cent in the first half and 8.4 per-   showing the sector is recover-       randomly recruited and we                                                                       mobile growth and it lack       book’s mobile efforts off.
rector, Intec Capital Limited,                                                                                                                heavily trafficked highway      rhino conjunctivitis or asth-
                                   cent for the whole year, Xinhua      ing. These changes will pro-         observed that the patients                                                                      of capacity to monetise the     “Don’t underestimate Face-
said,                              reported Sunday Li Daokui,           mote investment and contribute                                        correlates with the presence   ma and 17 healthy controls.
“We already have our presence                                                                                who reported asthma live                                                                        small screen.                   book. So far there are only
                                   head of CCWE and former              to economic growth, it said.                                          of asthma in adults, but not       The study has been pub-       According to Angus Wood,      sponsored stories which al-
in northern and western parts                                                                                significantly closer to the
                                                                                                                                              with seasonal allergy. The     lished in the Journal of Al-    the group director for paid     low brands the chance to ad-
of the country and recognize                                                                                 Gowanus Expressway, com-
that southern regions are very     Rs 13,000 cr investment                                                   pared to the healthy controls
                                                                                                                                              results suggest that vehi-
                                                                                                                                              cle emissions may increase
                                                                                                                                                                             lergy and Clinical Immunol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             social media at iProspect,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Twitter has a significant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             vertise on the mobile app,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Woods said.
critical to our growth.” Intec
                                                                                                                                                                                                             head start on Facebook as          “I am sure they will come
Capital Limited is listed with     planned for electric,                                                                                                                                                     its advertising platform was    up with something which
the Bombay Stock Exchange
and the Delhi Stock Exchange,
                                   hybrid vehicles
                                                                                                             General Motors’ new diesel Cruze                                                                ‘built for mobile from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             off’. “Twitter never created
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             can allow them to monetise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             their huge reach. Twitter is
having disbursements of 5560                                                                                                                                                                                 a specific advertising space     still a much smaller and typ-
million for the financial year                                                                                                                                                                                but allowed people to pay       ically younger and digitally
                                   NEW DELHI: The government            ing took place on May 11, 2011,
ending 2012.                                                                                                                                                                                                 to promote their tweets on      savvy crowd…Facebook at-
                                   plans to invest around Rs 13,000     and about 25 sittings have taken
Sensex sheds 40                    crore over a period of eight years   place so far, deliberating vari-                                                                                                     the existing service,” The      tracts everyone but it needs
                                   to promote electric and hybrid       ous issues. “It is proposed that                                                                                                     Telegraph quoted Wood, as       to get its mobile advertising
pts on                             vehicles in the country and the      no drawing will be passed by the                                                                                                     saying.                         plan started,” he added.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Seafood reduces heart
                                   Department of Heavy Industries       Ministry of Urban Development
profit-booking                      is expected to seek Cabinet ap-      if there is no charging socket
MUMBAI: Snapping a four-           proval for the same within the       planned at the parking space,” a
                                   next three months.                   source said.During the Budget

                                                                                                                                                                                                             attack risk
day rising streak, the BSE
                                      According to sources, the De-     for 2011-12, the government had
benchmark Sensex fell by           partment of Heavy Industries has     proposed to set up the NMHEV
over 40 points in early trade      also decided to include a clause     to encourage manufacturing and
today as funds and retail in-      in the draft National Mission        selling of alternative fuel-based                                                                                                    LONDON: Including one
vestors booked profits at pre-      for Hybrid and Electric Vehi-        vehicles. Leading manufacturers                                                                                                      portion of seafood in your
vailing levels.                    cles (NMHEV) suggesting PSU          like Hero Electric, Maruti Su-                                                                                                       weekly diet may halve the
   The 30-share index, which       banks to offer loans to custom-      zuki, General Motors, Tata Mo-                                                                                                       chances of suffering a heart
gained over 547 points in          ers for purchasing electric ve-      tors, Toyota Kirloskar Motor and                                                                                                     attack, it has been revealed.
                                   hicles (EVs).”The government         Mahindra & Mahindra are part of                                                                                                          Prawns, crabs, squid and
the last four sessions, fell by    will put in around Rs 13,000         this entire process.In December                                                                                                      octopus are just as packed
40.19 points, or 0.23 percent,     crore till 2020. This is mainly to   2010, Ministry of New and Re-                                                                                                        with vitamins, minerals and     red meat and fast food – that
to 17,389.79 with stocks of        incentivise the sector to attract    newable Energy (MNRE) had an-                                                                                                        fish oils as fish like salmon     increase levels of bad cho-
oil and gas, auto and banking      private players,” said a senior      nounced a Rs 95 crore incentive                                                                                                      or cod, the Daily Mail re-      lesterol in the body.
sectors succumbing to profit-       official from the Department of       package for the remaining part                                                                                                       ported.                             So seafood is unlikely to
booking. Similarly, the wide-      Heavy Industries.The earmarked       of the 11th Plan. The scheme,                                                                                                           They all contain Omega-3     have a major impact on your
based National Stock Ex-           amount will be utilised for set-     which ended in March 31, 2012,       NEW DELHI: General Mo-           room Delhi).                   since its launch in 2009,”      – a key fatty acid known        blood cholesterol levels.
                                   ting up R&D centres apart from       envisaged incentives of up to 20     tors India on Wednesday              “Cruze is the segment      GM India President and MD       to help with heart health.      However, the NHS advises
change index Nifty declined
                                   various other activities, includ-    per cent on the ex-factory prices                                                                                                    Although seafood contains
by 11.90 points, or 0.23 per-                                                                                launched a completely new        leader in India. It is also    Lowell Paddock told report-                                     against eating raw shellfish
                                   ing giving tax benefits. These        of vehicles, subject to a maxi-                                                                                                      cholesterol, it’s actually
cent, to 5,267.00.                                                                                           diesel variant of its pre-       Chevrolet’s number one         ers here.The new Cruze is                                       and raw seafood during
                                   incentives will help in cutting      mum limit. The cap on the incen-
     Brokers said profit-book-                                                                                mium sedan ‘Cruze’ priced        car across 140 countries.      powered by a 2 litre diesel     foods high in saturated fats    pregnancy.
                                   down the production costs of         tive was Rs 4,000 for low speed
                                                                                                                                                                                                             – the type found in cheese,
ing by speculators after recent    such vehicles as these are already   two-wheelers, Rs 5,000 for high      between Rs 13.85 Lakh and        The car has received over-     engine with a 6-speed man-
strong gains following gov-        very expensive compared to the       speed two-wheelers, Rs 60,000        Rs 15.67 Lakh (ex show-          whelming response in India     ual transmission.
ernment’s moves to revive          traditional fuel-based vehicles,     for seven seater three-wheeler                                                                                                                PODHIGAI                   &    DD-1
the economy and clarity on         he added. “In next three months,     and Rs one lakh for a car. With                                                                                                                 Programme Tomorrow
                                   we will send the proposal to the     the financial assistance scheme
tax-avoidance rules, snapped       Cabinet for its approval ... This    ending, the EV segment has seen                                                                                                       PROGRAMME CHENNAI
the four-day rising streak.        investment will help the govern-     sales dropping by over 75 per                                                                                                         PODHIGAI
They, however, added that a        ment to save Rs 27,000 crore         cent, leading to 275 dealers clos-                                                                                                    0530    ISAI ARANGAM
firming trend on Asian bours-       on fuel costs,” the official said.    ing shops in the last 2-3 months.
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       MONDAY 02
       JULY 2012           3
                                                                   not support any candidate and the CPI, which had also taken the same stand. ‘I have
                                                                   appealed to all political parties’.
                                                                                                      - UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee
Grant for
visually                         Alternative Sethusamudram                                                                                                                   Hike procurement price to Rs 2500:
handicapped                                                                                                                                                                  Farmers urge TN govt.
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu
                                 route unfeasible: Centre                                                                                                                    TIRUCHIRAPALLI: The
                                                                                                                                                                             Federation of Tamil Nadu
                                                                                                                                                                                                              eration alleged.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  He appealed to the Tamil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    He also urged the state
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa                                                                                                            ing at the “viability” of           Agriculturists’ Associations     Nadu government to revise         government to constitute
on Sunday announced a grant                                                                                                              Sethusamudram         project,      has demanded a procure-          the price to Rs.2,500 per         a high-level committee as
of Rs two crore for renovation                                                                                                           pending for the past two            ment price of Rs 2500 per        tonne for the new harvest         it can highlight the various
and other maintenance work                                                                                                               years.        Sethusamudram         tonne of sugarcane.              season considering the cur-       grievances of farmers.
of the buildings at Govern-                                                                                                              project envisages the dredg-            Secretary of the Federa-     rent situation especially the       Mr Nallasamy, who is also
ment School for the Visually-                                                                                                            ing of a channel across the         tion S.Nallasamy, said in a      steep hike in the price of fer-   the coordinator of Tamil
challenged at Poonamallee                                                                                                                Palk Strait to let ships sail-      press release here on Sunday     tilizers. He also urged the       Nadu Toddy Movement,
near here.                                                                                                                               ing between the east and            despite the promise it made      state government to appoint       pleaded that all the alco-
    Announcing this in an of-                                                                                                            west coasts of India, instead       in its election manifesto, the   a Chairmen for Coconut            holic beverages in the state
ficial press release the Chief                                                                                                            of circumventing Sri Lanka.         AIADMK government had            Farmers’ Welfare Board and        should be prepared utilising
Minister said multi-purpose                                                                                                                 This will lead to a saving       announced an increase of         Palmyra Farmers’ Welfare          palm and coconut. Apart
hostels, a modern kitchen,                                                                                                               of 424 nautical miles (780          just Rs.100 per tonne, result-   Board soon as the current         from introducing these bev-
a teacher-training laboratory                                                                                                                                                ing in the procurement price     chairmen of the two bodies        erages in domestic market,
                                                                                                                                         km) and up to 30 hours of
and equipment for the library                                                                                                                                                of Rs.2,100. This was act of     - Rajkumar Mandradiar and         they should be marketed at
                                                                                                                                         sailing time, the memoran-
and the laboratory would be                                                                                                                                                  betrayal of farmers, the fed-    Kumari Ananthan - had re-         the international level.
                                                                                                                                         dum noted.
provided for the school.
     To ensure all-round de-                                                                                                                  Earlier in March, Tamil
velopment of the differently-                                                                                                            Nadu Chief Minister J Jay-
                                                                                                                                         alalithaa wrote to Prime
                                                                                                                                                                             Aamir lauds Chhattisgrah CM
abled, her government had
previously created a separate                                                                                                            Minister Manmohan Singh
                                                                                                                                                                             RAIPUR: Bollywood ac-            tals since 2007.
organisation in 1993 and                                                                                                                 asking him to declare Ram
                                 NEW DELHI: The Centre                   In its submission, the         issue. The Pachauri com-                                             tor Aamir Khan has lauded            Aamir thanked Dr Singh
formulated a policy for their                                                                                                            Sethu, also known as Ad-
                                 on Monday told the Supreme         Centre said that Cabinet            mittee report is against al-                                         Chhattisgarh Chief Minis-        for such a big step taken for
welfare, the release pointed                                                                                                             am’s Bridge, a national
                                 Court that alternative align-      is yet to consider and take         ternative route for the Sethu                                        ter Raman Singh’s efforts        the poor.      Dr Singh said
out.                                                                                                                                     monument.
                                 ment for Sethusamudram             decision on report of R             project as it may lead to eco-                                       to make available generic        a provision of Rs 60 crore
  The government, headed by                                                                                                                 Ram Sethu will be endan-
                                 project is not economically        K Pachauri committee on             logical threats, reports said.                                       medicines in a bid to en-        is being made every year
Jayalalithaa, has been taking                                                                                                            gered by the Sethusamudram
efforts for the welfare of the   and ecologically feasible.         Sethusamudram        project            The apex court is look-                                          sure affordable healthcare to    for the purpose resulting in
differently-abled and initiat-                                                                                                                                               poor patients.                   saving in the department’s
ing various measures in this                                                                                                             Tension                               In a television programme      budget.                           the demand for generic
regard, the release said.
  The Government School for
                                 Fishermen on strike protesting                                                                          prevails as Cong,
                                                                                                                                                                             ‘Asar’ last night, Dr Singh
                                                                                                                                                                             told Aamir that his govern-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   He assured that generic
                                                                                                                                                                                                              medicines will be avail-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                medicines was increas-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ing. He thanked Aamir for
                                                                                                                                         NRC activists                       ment had made a provision
the visually-challenged was
started in 1924.                 ‘cartelisation’                                                                                         clash
                                                                                                                                                                             for ensuring 100 per cent
                                                                                                                                                                             purchase of generic medi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              able in Red Cross medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                              shops in every district hospi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              tal in near future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                spreading awareness among
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                patients about it through his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                programmes ‘Satyamev Jay-
                                 RAMESWARAM: The fisher-             trading companies formed a          cility.                                                              cines for government hospi-
Three killed                     men here on Sunday launched        cartel and they did not allow          Officials of Nila Sea Food,
                                                                                                                                         PUDUCHERRY: Tension pre-
                                                                                                                                         vailed at Pandachozhanellur
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Chief Minister said      ate’ and ‘Asar’.
                                 an indefinite strike protest-       others to participate in the        one of the four companies
in road                                                                                                                                  near Nettapaakam here on Sun-

accidents since
                                 ing the fish traders forming a
                                 “cartel” and quoting very low
                                                                    auction. For example, prawn
                                                                    was quoted only for Rs.250 a
                                                                                                        facing the charge of price
                                                                                                        cartelisation, when contacted
                                                                                                                                         day following a clash between
                                                                                                                                         Congress and NR Congress
                                                                                                                                                                             Prime Minister defers service
                                 price for their catch.             kg or 300 while in Kerala it        denied the allegation saying     volunteers on Sunday. Accord-
last night                           Rameswaram Fishermen’s
                                 Association president Emerit
                                                                    was quoted double the price.
                                                                    “We do not have cold storage
                                                                                                        “We are paying fair price.”
                                                                                                            However, they refused to
                                                                                                                                         ing to police, both the parties
                                                                                                                                         had erected digital banners with
                                                                                                                                                                             tax on rail fare, freight
PUDUKOTTAI: Three per-                                                                                                                   their leader’s pictures in con-
                                 said that in no other state the    facility to store the fish, and      compare with the prices pre-     nection with a temple festival at
sons, including a four-year-                                                                                                                                                 NEW DELHI: Bowing to             and never before the service
                                 traders quoted such a low          forced into a distress sale.”       vailing in Kerala and Kar-       Pandachozhanellur. Yesterday
old girl child, were killed                                                                                                                                                  the demand by the Railway        tax was levied on railways”.
                                 price for the fish nor did they     He wanted the government to         nataka Fisheries department      morning the banners of both
and a couple seriously in-                                                                                                                                                   Ministry, Prime Minister            He pointed out that service
                                 form a cartel like in Tamil        intervene and break the cartel      officials said they were in-      the parties were found damaged
jured in two different road      Nadu. He alleged four fish          and provide cold storage fa-        quiring into the charge.         and accusing each other they        Manmohan Singh, who is           tax would lead to a hike in
accidents in Pudukkottai and                                                                                                             entered into a clash resulting      now looking after the Fi-        passenger fares in AC-I, AC-
Tiruchirapalli districts since     Continue Page 1                 AI strike is 2nd longest in...                                        in police intervention. When
                                                                                                                                         Nettapaakam ASI Gunasekaran
                                                                                                                                                                             nance portfolio, has decid-      II and first class and freight
Sunday night.                                                                                           also provide opportunities                                           ed to postpone the introduc-     charges. The hike would put
                                 strikes since the merger. The      losses depend upon the na-                                           attempted to prevent the clash
    Police said two persons                                                                             to other employee unions                                             tion of service tax on fare      an additional burden on trav-
                                 longest was by ICPA which          ture of strike, as factors like                                      he was hacked. He sustained
were killed on the spot when                                                                            to add pressure to get their     injuries on his hand following      and freight traffic.Prime         ellers of AC classes. Fares
                                 lasted 10 days (April 27 to        ticket cancellations, loss of
a two wheeler in which they                                                                             demands fulfilled, he added.      which police resorted to lathi-     Minister’s Office (PMO)           in AC-I and AC-II were in-        try had decided to exclude
                                 May 6, 2011) to demand             routes and unused contrac-
were travelling collided with                                                                              “Each strike inspires oth-    charge to quell the mob. Mr         sources told Zee News on         creased by about 20 percent       freight charges and AC rail
                                 pay parity. Though there           tual obligations have to be                                          Gunasekaran and NR Congress
a car at Chockanathanpatti                                                                              er industrial actions. A stir                                        Monday that Prime Minis-         in this year’s rail budget.       travel from the negative list
                                 is no exact figure on how           factored in,” an Air India                                           activist Balakrishnan, who also
Vilakku village near here                                                                               by one union will prompt                                             ter has decided to defer in-         Service tax on passenger      which gets service tax ex-
                                 much the airline has lost          official said. According to                                           sustained injuries, were admit-
on Sunday.The deceased                                                                                  the members of other un-         ted to Government General
                                                                                                                                                                             troduction of service tax on     travel and freight was intro-     emption.With freight and
                                 since 2007 due to strikes, a       him, a stir by cabin crew
were identified as Periya-                                                                               ions to force their leadership   Hospital. Heavy police pickets      passenger from July 1 by         duced in the general budget       passenger fares enjoying
                                 blame game is on between           may not be as potent as that
samy (45) of Parambur and                                                                               to get them a sweet deal as      have been posted in the village     three months.                    for 2009-10 but was kept on       a 70 percent subsidy, the
                                 Air India and Indian Airlines      of pilots. Besides revenue
                                                                                                                                         to prevent any untoward inci-          Last week, Railway Min-       hold due to the then Railway      impact on the increase in
his relative Subbiah (60) of     cadres. “Estimated revenue         and reputation loss, strikes        well,” he said.                  dent.
Anaipatti village. Both of                                                                                                                                                   ister Mukul Roy had writ-        Minister Mamata Banerjee’s        freight charges and fares of
them were rushed to Govern-         Continue Page 1                Kudankulam moves a step...                                                                                ten to Prime Minister Man-
                                                                                                                                                                             mohan Singh over the issue.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              opposition.The exemption
                                                                                                                                                                                                              has been extended since
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                First Class and AC-I, AC-II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and AC-III could be 3.6 per
ment Headquarters Hospital
here but they succumbed to       bring back the unaccounted         a decline in their overall          the soaring demand for safe      boxes to circumvent the tax         Roy said “the railways are       then on quarterly basis but       cent in case service tax is
                                 money.                             commission earnings, as also        deposit boxes and thousand-      treaties and information ex-        not a profit-making body          this time the Finance Minis-      imposed.
their injuries, police added.
  In another accident, a four-      While there are no official      in their commission income          franc notes, as also about the   change agreements between
year-old girl died and her       figures for these boxes, the
                                 commission and fees earned
                                                                    from core banking opera-
                                                                    tions, the SNB data shows.
                                                                                                        possible use of safe deposit
                                                                                                        boxes to store illicit wealth.
                                                                                                                                         Switzerland and other coun-
                                                                                                                                         tries, including India. Indi-
                                                                                                                                                                             Budger session may be from July 18
parents were seriously in-
jured when the car in which      by banks for such facilities       Switzerland government’s               They also did not respond     ans’ money in Swiss banks            PUDUCHERRY: The Pu-              plan allocation for the union     the Chief Minsiter holding
they were travelling skidded     appear to be rising. During        tax department did not re-          to queries about the possi-      rose for the first time in five        ducherry Legislative as-         territory, Chief Minister N       the finance portfolio will
to road side field near Sa-       2011, Swiss banks registered       ply to media queries about          ble use of these safe deposit    years in 2011.                       sembly is expected to be         Rangasamy held discussions        present the annual budget
mayapuram on the Tiruch-                                                                                                                                                      convened on July 18 for the      with Legislative Assembly         2012-13 on the same day.
irapalli-Chennai      National
                                      Continue Page 1
                                                              Kudankulam moves a step.closer to                                                                               budget session.
                                                                                                                                                                                  After discussions with
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Secretary Anbazhagan and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               discussed about the budget
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   There will be no sitting on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 June 19 and 20 in view of
Highway near Tiruchirapalli
last night.All the three were
rushed to a private hospital
                                                              commissioning...                                                                                                the Planning Commission
                                                                                                                                                                              Deputy Chairman Motek
                                                                                                                                                                                                               session.Though it is not of-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ficially confirmed, it was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Presidential election and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the session will continue
Tiruchirapalli where the girl    said. He said the RPV will         cinity of the plant about the       remotely-operated machine        gaich said. Currently, India         Singh Ahluwalia on June          learnt that the session could     from July 21 onwards, it is
child succumbed to her inju-     be inaccessible after start of     pre-commissioning tests.            which is designed to work        operates 19 nuclear power            25 to finalise the annual         be convened on July 18 and        learnt.
ries Monday morning. Her         operation and subsequent           The hot-run conducted by            under water will carry out       plants with an installed ca-
parents Vinodkumar (35)and       inspections will be carried        the nuclear operator in Sep-        the inspection of the RPV.       pacity of 4680 MW. NPCIL
                                 out remotely using the same        tember last year, in which          Built in Russia, the RPV         boasts of registering over
Mrs Latha (29) were still
                                 machine.                           the reactor released steam          has undergone vigorous in-       360 reactors years of op-
under treatment at the same
                                      During the life-time of       with loud noise, triggered          spection at various stages       eration with an impeccable
                                 the plant, inspections would       panic among locals who              of manufacture by experts        record of safety. The com-
   Police are investigating.
                                 be carried out once in four        suddenly became apprehen-           from the NPCIL and Rus-          pletion of the Kudankulam
                                 years. Earlier this week,          sive about the project. Anti-       sian regulators. Later, a        nuclear power reactors is
   ADVERTISE                     NPCIL         Chairman-cum-        nuclear activists joined the        specialist group of Atomic       expected to add 2000 MW
        IN                       Managing Director Kailash          locals in vociferously op-          Energy Regulatory Board          raising the existing capacity
                                 Chandra Purohit had said           posing the nuclear project          had also reviewed the in-        to 6680 MW by March next
     METRO                       the first unit of KNPP was in       raising concerns over safety        spection details. The RPV        year. India targets to have
                                 final stages of commission-         and impact on environ-              has withstood pressure of        63,000 MW of installed
  CLASSIFIEDS                    ing and he expected the fuel       ment. The deadlock lasted           250 kg/sq cm as against the      nuclear power by 2032.
                                 to be loaded in the nuclear        over seven months during            normal operating pressure        At present, seven nuclear
       AT                        plant by end of July. The          which the nuclear estab-            of 160 kg/sq cm. During hot      power reactors are in vari-
      JUST                       Kudankulam Nuclear Power           lishment tried to convince          run with the dummy fuel,         ous stages of construction.
                                 Project had run into a rash of     them on the safety meas-            operating conditions have        After completion of these
     RS 250/-                    protests after a goof up by the    ures of the plant. A special        been simulated and the per-      projects, India’s nuclear
                                 NPCIL, which had failed to         high precision automatic,           formance of the vessel has       power capacity is expected
    (five lines)                  warn people living in the vi-      computer-controlled      and        met all requirements, Na-        touch 10,080 MW by 2017.
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                                    Dravid opens his idea of coaching the Indian cricket
                                    team in future.
  METRO                             Recently-retired Rahul Dravid on Sunday indicated that he is open to the idea of coaching the Indian cricket
                                    team in future. ”Who knows someday in the future,” Dravid answered when asked if he would be interested
                                    in taking up coaching responsibility of the Indian team in future. ”I don`t know. Lot of things that I have not
                                    decided on. I don`t have the level 1, 2, 3 certificates that people want sometimes”. ”It was part of my role with
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       MONDAY 02
       JULY 2012           4        Rajasthan Royals this year. It was little more than leadership, I was invloved in the tactical and coaching side
                                    of it... Enjoyed doing that,” he added.

Majestic Spain thrashed                                                                                                              Tollywod stars play
                                                                                                                                     cricket for charity
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bala spoils Vedhika’s
Italy 4-0 to retain their                                                                                                            VISAKHAPATNAM: The
                                                                                                                                     Tollywood Stars Associa-
                                                                                                                                     tion (TSA) and Srii vijetha
                                                                                                                                     group (SVG) and Chart-
                                                                                                                                                                       it is a promotional event for
                                                                                                                                                                       orphans and the aged.
                                                                                                                                                                       Noted Cine artistes Srikant
                                                                                                                                                                       and Tarun said more than 50
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Vedhika, the pretty actress
                                                                                                                                                                                                        who has played the lead in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Muni, Kaalai, Sakkarakatti
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Malai Malai, hasn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                        made it big in the industry

European title                                                                                                                       able association will jointly
                                                                                                                                     hold Tollywood cine Stars
                                                                                                                                     T-20 Cricket Match at Y S
                                                                                                                                     R ACA-VDCA Cricket Sta-
                                                                                                                                                                       tollwood stars including the
                                                                                                                                                                       actors will participate in the
                                                                                                                                                                       He further added that they
                                                                                                                                                                                                        yet. But her opportunity has
                                                                                                                                                                                                        come in the form of Bala’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Paradesi, in which she is
                                                                                                                                                                                                        playing the female
                                                                                                                                     dium in the Port City on July     were glad to play for a chari-   lead     alongside
                                                                                                                                     16.                               table cause.                     Atharva Mu-
                                                                                                                                         At a media conference             Srikant and Tarun are the    rali.
                                                                                                                                     here, SVG Chief Excutive          captains of the participating      In a recent
                                                                                                                                     Officer S Suresh Kumar said        teams.                           interview,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ve -
                                                                                                                                     Sonia Gandhi has invited                                           dhi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        k a
                                                                                                                                     Esha, Bharat: Hema Malini                                          said
                                                                                                                                     MUMBAI: Hema Malini had                                            t h i s
                                                                                                                                     invited Prime Minister Man-                                        film will
                                                                                                                                     mohan Singh and Congress                                           give her
                                                                                                                                     president Sonia Gandhi for                                         the much
                                                                                                                                     her daughter Esha`s wedding                                        required
                                                                                                                                     with Bharat Takhtani. She                                          break in the
                                                                                                                                     says that the two couldn`t                                         industry. “In this
                                                                                                                                     come due to security reasons
                                                                                                                                                                                                        film, my character, ap-
                                                                                                                                     and that the latter has invited
                                                                                                                                                                                                        pearance and dialect
                                                                                                                                     the newly wed couple at her                                                                           scary look. My character
                                                                                                                                                                                                        will be very different
                                                                                                                                     residence.                                                                                            will be surprising but scary,”
                                                                                                                                         “We had invited PM and                                         from my other films. In fact,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bala has given me a very           said Vedhika.
                                                                                                                                     Sonia Gandhi for the wed-
                                                                                                                                     ding. They couldn`t come
                                                                                                                                     for security reasons. If it
                                                                                                                                     would have been in Delhi,         ta Party (BJP) leaders attend-   Anushka, Trisha and Ileana
                                                                                                                                                                       ing the ceremony.
                                                                                                                                     they would have made it.
                                                                                                                                     It`s a sweet gesture from So-          From Raj Purohit, Mum-      in STR’s Manmadhan 2?
                                                                                                                                     nia Gandhi that she has sent      bai chief of the BJP, to party
                                                                                                                                     Esha and Bharat an invite that    president Nitin Gadkari to na-   Manmathan 2 is creating hot        Tolani and Mandira Bedi,
                                                                                                                                     whenever they are in Delhi,       tional vice president Mukhtar    news every now and then.           who acted in 2004 Manmad-
                                                                                                                                     they should go to her place       Abbas Naqvi - all were seen      The latest is that STR is          han, will also be part of this
     Spain’s Iker Casillas lifts up the trophy after defeating Italy to win the Euro 2012 final soccer match at the                   for lunch or dinner,” the ac-     there.The wedding reception      looking to rope in six hot ac-     film.
                                        Olympic stadium in Kiev on July 1, 2012.                                                     tress told Media.                 Saturday saw political figures    tresses for his film. If reports    There were also reports that
                                                                                                                                          A memeber of Bharatiya       like Bharatiya Janata Party      are to be believed, STR has        AR Rahman will score music
Majestic Spain took their        fully deserved success, what     takes to be successful at the                                      Janata Party, Bollywood`s         (BJP) leader L.K. Advani and     approached Anushka, Trisha,        for this film. STR will start
                                                                                                   in the earlier rounds, was
place among the game’s           they achieved needs to be        elite level of the game in the                                     Dream Girl was a nominated        senior BJP leader Sushma         Tamannah and Ileana, to play       this project after completing
                                                                                                   also eclipsed and looked on
                                                                                                                                     member of the Rajya Sabha         Swaraj, former Samajwadi         his lead ladies in Manmadhan       Vaalu, Vettai Mannan and Po-
greats by thrashing Italy 4-0    placed in some historical        modern age.                      in tears as Spain collected
                                                                                                                                     2003-2009.                        Party leader Amar Singh and      2. It is also likely that Sindhu   daa Podi.
to retain their European title   perspective, if only because     Starting without a recog-        the trophy at the end.
                                                                                                                                        Esha and Bharat had a tra-     Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
on Sunday, the biggest vic-      their tiki-taka short-passing    nised striker because David      Cruelly for Italy, their plight
tory margin in a World Cup       style has been criticised dur-   Villa was unfit for the tour-     was not helped when their         ditional south Indian wedding     chief Raj Thackeray attend-
                                                                                                                                                                       ing. Bollywood celebrities
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Blue whale rescued
or Euro final - and all with-     ing the tournament.              nament and Torres’s form                                           at Iskcon Temple in Juhu Fri-
                                                                                                   third substitute Thiago                                             Jeetendra, his son Tusshar       VEDARANYAM: A four-
out a recognised striker.        Spain have become the first       has been erratic, Del Bosque                                       day, which saw Bollywood
                                                                                                   Motta limped off with a                                             Kapoor, Kajol, Fardeen Khan      tonne blue whale which
                                                                                                                                     big wigs like Amitabh Bach-
Their success rewrote the        national side to win three       put his faith in midfield ma-     hamstring injury just four                                          and Vidya Balan also came        was stranded in the marshy
                                                                                                                                     chan and his son Abhishek,
tactical handbook and the        major tournaments in the         gicians like Cesc Fabregas,      minutes after coming on,                                            for the reception to wish the    Mannavaram         backwaters
                                                                                                                                     Rani Mukerji, Ramesh Sippy
record books after goals         modern era after their Euro      Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Xabi       leaving them with just 10                                           newly wed couple.                near here on Saturday was
                                                                                                                                     and top notch Bharatiya Jana-
from David Silva, Jordi Alba     2008 success and World           Alonso and the uncompro-         men for the last 30 minutes.                                                                         pushed back into the waters
and late substitutes Fern-
ando Torres and Juan Mata
                                 Cup victory two years ago
                                 and have equalled Germa-
                                                                  mising Sergio Busquets.
                                                                  They created the chances for
                                                                                                   Italy had more possession
                                                                                                   than Spain in the opening
                                                                                                                                     Deepika Padukone, Saif                                             in a 10-hour long operation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            According to Forest de-
gave the world champions         ny’s record of three Euro-       themselves and they knew
an ultimately easy victory       pean titles.                     how totake them too.Spain’s
                                                                                                   half but when they did have
                                                                                                   a sniff of goal, Iker Casillas
                                                                                                                                     Ali Khan, to turn love                                             partment      sources,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        25-foot-long male aquatic
over an Italian team down        RECORDS TUMBLE                   second goal came from left       maintained his astonishing
to 10 men through injury for     Sunday’s win also beat the       back Jordi Alba, who burst       record of not conceding a         gurus!                                                             mammal was first spotted by
                                                                                                                                                                                                        fishermen, stranded in the
the last half-hour.              victory margin Helmut Sch-       through a static defence         goal in the knockout stage                                                                           marshy backwaters, six km
“It was a great match for our    oen’s West Germany side re-      like a midfielder, picking        of a tournament for the 10th                                                                         off Siruthalaikadu and about
players, they controlled the     corded for a Euro final with      up the ball from Xavi’s pass     successive match.                                                                                    13 km to the south-west of
game,” Spain coach Vicente       their 3-0 win over the Soviet    like Usain Bolt collecting       The Spain goalkeeper also                                                                            Kodiakadu, near here.
Del Bosque told reporters.       Union in 1972.                   a baton in a relay before        reached another milestone                                                                                 On information, a team
“But there is not one foot-      Two years later Schoen led       slotting     home.Four-times     with a record 100th win for                                                                          of forest officials rushed to
ball, the important thing        West Germany to a World          world champions Italy were       his country.                                                                                         the spot and with the help of           The sources later said
is to score goals. We have       Cup triumph, a unique dou-       in danger of losing from         The only other team to claim                                                                         around 40 fishermen had to          the whale was reported to
strikers but we decided to       ble success for a coach until    as early as the 14th minute      three successive major titles                                                                        make a prolonged effort to         have floated back towards
play with players who went       Del Bosque matched it on         when Spain took the lead         was Argentina who lifted the                                                                         put it back into the waters.       the swamp again late in the
better with our style.”          Sunday.Torres became the         through a rare header from       Copa America in 1945, 1946                                                                              It was hauled back manu-        evening If the whale does
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli     first player to score in two      the diminutive Silva.            and 1947 when the tourna-                                                                            ally enabling the mammal to        not move back into the open
added: “They made history        Euro finals and, together         IMPOSSIBLE TASK                  ment was held annually.                                                                              float through the marsh up          waters during the high tide
and deservedly - they have a     with his Chelsea club mate       Italy responded before halft-    However, that feat pales into                                                                        to the channel, Chellakanni        in the night, rescue efforts
lot of players who are tried     and fellow scoring substi-       ime with eight goal attempts     insignificance compared to                                                                            that branches off from the         will be repeated the next day
and tested at this level and     tute Mata, became one of a       but, when they went in trail-    Spain’s achievement such is                                                                          lagoon. Great care was tak-        (Sunday), the sources said
even though they don’t play      handful of players to win the    ing 2-0 at the break and with    the pace and the demands of                                                                          en to ensure that it suffered      and added it is not clear how
with a classic striker they      Champions League and Eu-         their striker Mario Balotelli    the modern game.                  MUMBAI: After play-               will throw light on relation-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        no injuries, the sources said.     it got stranded.
certainly cause you plenty       ropean Championship in the       having an off night, the task    Somehow Spain have not            ing a spy in and as ‘Agent        ship dilemmas from a guy`s
of problems.”                    same season.Other records        looked beyond them.              only been able to cope with       Vinod’, Saif Ali Khan will        point of view, Deepika will
While Spain’s brilliant per-     were eclipsed too as the         Their midfield playmaker          those demands but have ris-       don the lover boy’s hat in        try to solve difficulties of
formance brought them a          Spaniards redefined what it       Andrea Pirlo, so impressive      en way above them.                ‘Cocktail’ starring and Ra-       women with commitment
                                                                                                                                     jinikanth’s     Kochadaiyan       issues.”
                                                                                                                                     heroine Deepika Padukone              “Cocktail is creating a
                                                                                                                                     and debutant Diana Penty.         buzz online, so we are get-
                                 Art Director celebrates B’Day                                                                          The film is about relation-     ting Saif and Deepika to
                                                                                                                                     ships and the complications       give tips to youngsters and
                                                                                                                                     attached to it. Buzz has it       enhance our connect with
                                                                                                                                     that Saif and Deepika will        audience,” confirmed Di-
                                                                                                                                     turn love guru and will con-      nesh Vijjan, producer of the
                                                                                                                                     nect with their fans by giv-      film.
                                                                                                                                     ing them expert tips on love         Well it might be a good
                                                                                                                                     relationships.                    idea for film promotion, but
                                                                                                                                        Talking to a leading daily,    we really wonder if Saif and
                                                                                                                                     a source said, “Both will         Deepika can really turn ex-
                                                                                                                                     provide their own perspec-        perts, considering their per-
                                                                                                                                     tive on issues. While Saif        sonal love life history!

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