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					                                                                                                                                                                                        AHMEDABAD, January 2, 2011                                                                WHEN THE DALAI LAMA RETIRES
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     THIS YEAR, WHO WILL LEAD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      THE TIBETAN MOVEMENT?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cal Tibe     spiritual gara and                  regions                                                                         When                   sition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     disco             Sikkim,        of                                                                          the Dala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          strengthe tan popu urses, meet                           con-                                                                     1959,          i
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         days. “It e areas. His the Tibetanhelping                                                                                            time to now they aren of Tibetans India in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the West              again           follo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        here.         is such
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       he also                 . “I not e have neve come                                                                                                                     a              followed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      took phot ed at me                   only got          r seen                                                                        seeking years, the steadin the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      which           ogra           and smil to see him,                                                                                 and thepolitical asylu y flow of of 1959.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               she now phs of the                  ed.” She
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              even                                                                       steadily        commun             m in Indi Tibetans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And som              pray             Dalai                                                                                                   by               ity’s           a cont
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Lama             etime s every mor Lama, to                                                                                         cent cens about 2.8% populatio inued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               later this            ning                                                                               ment-in-e us report                every           n
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “He is ‘retire.’                       year, the .                                                                                                             by the        year. Butgrew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   post of       born a                                    Dalai                                                                       2008, the xile found                    Tibetan         a re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dala                                                                                                                                     that in             govern-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   He will Dalai Lama i Lama. Ther                                                                                                    Two reas growth rate                     the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                from whic                                                                                                           ons bein            had dipp decade 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and admonly be relin                                  e is no                                                                       creasing                  g cited             ed to          -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ue to       inistrativ quishing h he retires.                                                                                      men and literacy level for this are 1.96%.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        was quit                                                                                                                  in 1980 among mar the usage of                           sing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sued in               e clea office. But the esper-                                                                                          to 95%              ried wom             cont
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tire in late November in his state                      Dala                                                                          But one            in 2001               en (from ra-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the next                                                                                                            moved us found that exiled com is mass-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          leader?                                                                                                         to the                  some 9,309 munity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             vacuum his retireme                                                                                                               2009. Ther           West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              e are currfrom India                Tibetans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Isn’t that in the exile nt create a lead                                                                                          India,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13,514              ently 94,20 during 1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        d Tibe                                                                                               18,920              in
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         said that                                                                      tion ensuIndia and                              for Tibe
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                    SAFFRONISATION OF                                                                          DEFEAT WEST                                                        FARAH KHAN AFTER THEIR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     en for      happ           so wish                    if the                                                                   exile in ucted by Tibe (according                             had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a new en, given the es. Even if this                                                                                   side illeg   1998).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dalai        decades, Lama to be l time tak-                                                                                       The                   the US. e Tibetans                    n-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   up the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to anot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             from the anointed
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 now pass            of Tibe           has                                                                                                      once lived ess of imm ed to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ogyen        on to            tan lead speculated                                                                             sisters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and                   in Kali             igrating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Trinley the 17th Kar ership will                                                                                      her husb a brother,                       mpong                  .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the third          Dorje.                mapa                                                                                                                                       with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tibetan highest rank The Karmapa Lama,                                                                                        with the and. Thre now lives alon five
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lone brot e of her                         e with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PanchenBuddhism after in the hier Lama,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ed                                                                                                 another                     her, live sisters, alon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cony of Lama, had            the Dala archy of                                                                                ter is in sister lives                    in the                g

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nepa               in                   US,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ing Land monaster jumped from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        his                              i Lama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and                                                                      were once l, tryin London. The while
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             such         g to mov                 last sis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mile jour Cruiser to y in Tibet intothe bal-                                                                                  other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tibetan a big fami e to the US. “We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             only 14 ney to reac take a dang                  a wait
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            one is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   moving families in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ly, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      h Indi             erous                                                                                                                     our town most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             revered years old then a in 2000                     900                                                                      The kids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          West,”                , every-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of Tibe figure, one who . But toda . He was

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It’s official now: Radiation from your cell phone may be killing you                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lhendup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Gyatso   Bhutia

The mobile phone which you think is your best friend is in fact a hidden enemy. It is working insidiously for your body's degeneration, oxidation and, ultimately, death
Priya Adhyaru-Majithia                                      radiation. The younger the child, the deeper is                                                                                  therefore, cause sudden death.                                                                       damage the visual system in many ways. Cell
                                                            the penetration of electromagnetic radiation                                                EXCLUSIVE                          _ Mobile phone exposure can activate the                                                               phone frequencies (900, 1800 MHz and 2450
After many years of debate over the health                  as children's skulls are thinner.                                                                                                stress response in human and animal cells                                                            MHz) damage epithelial cells and increase the
hazards posed by mobile phones, a recent                _   Excessive use of mobile phones can also                                                                                          which causes production of stress proteins.                                                          temperature within the eye.
report finally establishes it. The exhaustive               cause cancer in anyone. Use of cell phones for                                                                                   This is proof enough that the body recognises                                          _             Cell phone emissions weaken bones and can
report has been submitted recently to the                   more than 30 minutes per day for 10 years                                                                                        radiations from cell phones as potentially                                                           cause reduction in melatonin (a type of
Department of Telecom by Prof Girish Kumar of               increases the risk of brain cancer and                                                                                           harmful.                                                                                             antioxidant which is immune system
IIT-Bombay's department of electrical                       acoustic neuroma.                                                                                                              _ Electromagnetic fields caused by cell phone                                                          enhancer) levels.
engineering.                                            _   Cell phone radiation causes irreversible                                                                                         and cell tower radiation degrade the immune                                            _             An increased risk of salivary gland cancer is
   Kumar, who has done extensive research on
cell phone radiation and its effects warns
                                                            damage to male fertility. Studies have found
                                                            30% lower sperm count in intensive users of                                            Phon                                      system and stimulate allergic\inflammatory
                                                                                                                                                                                             responses, including rashes, sores, biting                                             _
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  linked to the use of mobile phones.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Exposure to electromagnetic fields can cause
against excessive use of cell phones as they put            mobile phones.                                                                                                                   sensations and lesions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sleep disorders and neurodegenerative
users, to increased risk of cancer, brain tumour        _   Cell phone frequencies can cause damage to                                                                                     _ People using cell phones for more than 30                                                            diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
and many other health hazards. More so in case              the DNA of the body's cells. Radiation causes                                                                                    minutes a day for more than four years are at                                                        disease.
of children.                                                'free radical formation' inside the body's cells;                                                                                a higher risk of hearing loss. Cell phone                                              _             Due to consistent electromagnetic
   The major health hazards of radiation from               the free radicals are known to be                                                                                                radiation can cause tinnitus and damage the                                                          background noise, bees and birds become
cell phones and cell towers are as given below:             carcinogenic.                                                                                                                    auditory hair cells present in the inner ear.                                                        disoriented and cannot return to their hives
_ A 400% increase in the risk of brain cancer           _   Cell phone frequencies interfere with the                                                                                        Once damaged, these cells can never                                                                  and nests. It has adverse effects on animals,
   among for teenagers using cell phones.                   functioning of other life-saving gadgets,                                                                                        regenerate.                                                                                          plants and the environment.
   Children are more vulnerable to cell phone               including implanted pace-makers, and may,                                                                                      _ Frequent use of mobile phones can also                                                                     Special feature on Mobile hazards, p6

_ ULFA chairman Rajkhowa
                                                  New telecom policy soon                                                                                                                                                            City realtors turn
  released from jail
  Arabinda Rajkhowa, chairman of
  the outlawed United Liberation
  Front of Asom (Ulfa), was released
                                                  Kapil Sibal promises clear and transparent regime on spectrum, licensing, tariffs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to small towns for
  early Saturday from jail in
  Guwahati. He said the outfit
  was ready for unconditional
  peace talks. p6
                                                  New Delhi: India plans to over-
                                                  haul its decade-old telecoms poli-
                                                  cy, framing new rules on licens-
                                                                                                     Curbs on pesky calls from Feb 1
                                                                                                                                                                                             position block parliament de-
                                                                                                                                                                                             manding an investigation by a
                                                                                                                                                                                             joint parliamentary committee,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the big profits
                                                  ing, spectrum allocation, pricing,                                                 The telecom minister said recommendations               paralysing policymaking.                Builders explore prospects in provincial
_ Nano sales fly on easy                          and mergers, telecoms minister                                                     on unsolicited calls and SMSes will come                   The telecoms ministry has

  availability of finance
                                                  Kapil Sibal said on Saturday,
                                                  seeking to revamp a high-growth
                                                                                                                                     into effect from Febuary 1, 2011. On
                                                                                                                                     December 28, Trai had put off the January
                                                                                                                                                                                             asked five operators to defend
                                                                                                                                                                                             their licences against the state
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     towns as land in A’bad is now too costly
  After witnessing an all time low                sector hit by several scandals.                                                    deadline. As per the guidelines, Trai had said          auditor’s charges they were not         Jitendra Dave AHMEDABAD
  sales numbers in November, Tata                    Sibal, who took over in No-                                                     a hefty penalty of up to Rs2.50 lakh will be            eligible for the 85 licences they re-
  Motors’ Nano is back in business.               vember after his predecessor A                                                     imposed for violation of the telemarketing              ceived in 2008.                         It seems small is where the big
  Easy finance schemes and growing                Raja resigned following charges                                                    guidelines, which could be followed by                     Investors are tracking the case      opportunity lies now for the
  customer confidence have lead to                of irregularities, said the process                                                blocking repeat offenders’ connections. A               as a reflection of India’s business     city's major real estate play-
  better sales numbers in the                     would start in the next 100 days.                                                  different set of numbers starting with ‘70’             environment and cancelling li-          ers. They are exploring small
  December. p6                                       India’s most recent telecoms                                                    will be issued to telemarketers to help                 cences could cast doubts about          towns for construction oppor-
                                                  policy was framed in 1999, when                                                    unregistered subscribers identify                       the reliability of government pol-      tunities that could yield big
                                                  the sector was dominated by                                                        commercial calls and decide whether to                  icy and contracts.                      gains. A number of factors -
_ Car bomb kills 21 at                            the state monopoly and when                                                        accept or reject such calls.                               “Eleven years have passed            better growth opportunities,                                                                                        New markets
  Egyptian church                                 few imagined the country
                                                  would rapidly become the world’s                lars to the government for third-               his actions ensured cheap calls.
                                                                                                                                                                                             since NTP ‘99 and many changes
                                                                                                                                                                                             have taken place thereafter. Ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     relatively cheaper land, good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     road     connectivity      with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         _ Provinces have also
  A bomb exploded in front of a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            benefited from Gujarat’s
                                                  fastest growing market for mobile               generation radio airwaves.                         The new policy would aim to             tion will be initiated to formulate     Ahmedabad and other major
  crowded church half an hour into                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         prosperity; hence realty mkt
                                                  phone services.                                    But the sector has been hit                  balance cheap tariffs, operator            a comprehensive NTP 2011,” Sibal        cities, and the overall devel-
  the New Year, hitting worshippers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in small towns is booming
                                                     Fifteen operators serve more                 by several controversies, includ-               profitability and government               told reporters while releasing the      opment of the state - are lur-
  emerging from a holiday Mass in                 than 700 million users and add 17               ing the CAG report that India lost              revenue, Sibal said.                       100-day agenda for his ministry.        ing the realtors to virgin ter-                                                                                     _ Relatively cheap land, good
  the Egyptian city of Alexandria                 million more each month.                        $39 billion in revenue due to ir-                  “All three must be served. One             He did not elaborate if changes      ritories. Moreover, provincial                                                                                        road connectivity with A’bad
  and killing at least 21 people                     The cut-throat competition has               regularities in the grant of li-                should not override the other,” he         would be made to the existing pol-      towns also offer small realtors                                                                                       has made small towns
  in an attack that raised suspicions             brought down call rates to the                  cences in 2008.                                 told reporters.                            icy in respect of allocation of         an opportunity for growth.                                                                                            attractive for realtors
  of an al-Qaeda role. p9                         cheapest in the world and opera-                   Raja, who resigned, said he was                 The scandal, potentially India’s        spectrum on the basis of first-             Among the nearly one                                                                                            _ Small towns like Patan,
                                                  tors last year paid billions of dol-            only following existing rules and               largest graft case, has had the op-        come first-served.       Contd p16      dozen real estate players ex-                                                                                         Anand, Mehsana, Kalol,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ploring opportunities in small                                                                                        Surendranagar &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     towns are Galaxy Group,                                                                                               Bhavnagar give small
              FESTIVAL, SAYS DANCE CAN GIVE DIVINE BLISS                                                              Lock of room holds key: Report                                                                                 Venus Infrastructures, Paci-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     fica Group, JP Infrastructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Balaji Group to name a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     few. Sources in the city's real-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           builders chance for growth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         can decide on the size of proj-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ects suitable for them.
                                                                                                                      Pradip R Sagar &                     cation of Aarushi’s room                 out a key,” said the report,     ty sector said some of the ma-                                                                                         Uday Bhatt, chairman and
                                                                                                                      Aditya Kaul DELHI                                      keys. “Ra-             which stated that the parents    jor players are exploring                                                                                           managing director of Galaxy
                                                                                                                                                                             jesh and               could not explain whether        Patan, Anand, Mehsana,                                                                                              group of companies, said that
                                                                                                                      The Central Bureau of Inves-                           Nupur had              they had closed the door at      Surendranagar, Kadi, Kalol,                                                                                         as the land prices in Ahmed-
                                                                                                                      tigation (CBI) has said that                           earlier                night and why they could not     Bhavnagar, Sanand and simi-                                                                                                                   ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         abad had touched the sky one
                                                                                                                      while “direct evidence” in the                         stated that            find the keys in the morning.    lar small towns in the state for                                                                                    has to explore other markets
                                                                                                                      Aarushi murder case has                                they used                 The CBI report also said      new opportunities.                                                                                                  as well. His company is look-
                                                                                                                      been manipulated, there is                             to     lock            that on May 16, 2008, when the       The realtors expect good re-                                                                                    ing at Patan and Surendrana-
                                                                                                                      strong “circumstantial evi-                            Aarushi’s              UP police was busy investi-      sponse from buyers in the                                                                                           gar for their new projects.
                                                                                                                      dence” against the slain girl’s                        bedroom                gating the scene of the mur-     small towns, too, as the state's                                                                                       Ahmedabad realty market
                                                                                                                      father, Rajesh Talwar.               at night. The door of                    der, some friends of Dr Tal-     overall industrial and agri-                                                                                        is moving towards stagna-
                                                                                                                         The CBI closure report,           Aarushi’s bedroom had a lock             war, including Rajiv Kumar       culture growth has also bene-                                                                                       tion, said Rajesh Vaswani,
                                                                                                                      which may be examined by a           which could be opened from               and Rohit Kochar, had noticed    fited the provinces. But                                                                                            executive director of Venus
                                                                                                                      Ghaziabad court on Monday,           the inside without a key, but            blood stains on the handle of    builders say the potential of                                                                                       Infrastructure which is look-
                                                                                                                      says that Aarushi’s parents          once shut, it could not be               building’s terrace door, which   the market in the small towns                                                                                       ing for opportunities in
                                                                                                                      were unable to explain the lo-       opened from the outside with-            was locked.                      has to be assessed before they                                                                                      Vadodara.           Contd p16

  Pandit Birju Maharaj and Saswati Sen in a dance mudra —Piyush Patel.DNA

  Dance for the moment, not
  money: Birju Maharaj
  Priya Adhyaru-Majithia            Nandan Mehta liked so much         when they have not yet mas-
  AHMEDABAD                         and paid him a special trib-       tered the art form," he said.
                                    ute on the first day of the mu-    "They get distracted and do
  "Faith in art for art's sake is   sic festival he started many       not pursue the art to a deep-
  dying," said Pandit Birju Ma-     years ago.                         er level. Many are diverted
  haraj, the legendary Kathak          "Mehta was a unique             into using art for worldly
  dancer of Lucknow Gha-            artist who nurtured many           gains. They forget that art is
  rana. The 72-year-old maes-       others with pure dedication        divine because its pursuit
  tro performed in Ahmed-           and love for music," said Bir-     leads to spiritual bliss."
  abad on Saturday, the first       juji. "It is commendable that         Both Birju Maharaj and
  day of the Saptak festival. He    his institute is taking his vi-    Saswati Sen feel that the Sap-
  was accompanied on stage by       sion forward."                     tak music festival helps pre-
  Saswati Sen, 50, his disciple        The dance legend said to-       serve the selfless pursuit of
  for the last 40 years who is      day's youths take up music or      art and restores faith in art
  widely acclaimed as his           dance expecting fame imme-         as an end in itself.
  'shadow' dancer.                  diately. Most of them get             "Music and dance are like
     The duo performed              their guidance from popular        a prayer," said Birjuji "They
  'Mayur Ki Gat', their popular     TV reality shows which             connect the dancer with a
  composition which the city's      present artists with half-cul-     spiritual energy which then
  discerning audience de-           tivated skills for lesser goals    manifests itself through the
  mands every time they per-                      ,
                                    like money he said.                dancer's body and his move-
  form here. They also danced          "Young learners think           ments.             Contd p16
  a few thumris that the late       they have reached the top                          _ More on p2