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                                                          VOL 2, NO 153, PORT LOUIS ● FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
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     NEWSDIGEST
                                                                Govt to collaborate
                                                                with India on DTAA
                                                                FINANCE MINISTER PRAVIND JUGNAUTH SAYS MAURITIUS WILL
     Russian President Dmitry
     Medvedev (left) shakes hands                               COMBAT CORRUPTION, MONEY LAUNDERING, TERRORIST FINANCING
     with Pakistan President Asif Ali
     Zardari during their meeting in                               Pouvanah Allaghoyee                       The conference will focus changing information has in-
     Moscow on Thursday. Photo AFP                                 Flic en Flac, May 12                   on ‘International Tax Develop- creased in order to levy accurate
                                                                                                          ments — Global and Regional’ tax assessments, fight corruption,
                                                                    The government is working to-         and has foreign experts from Sin- money laundering and terrorist
     Meetarbhan joins                                           wards strengthening the actual
                                                                regulations related to the tax sys-
                                                                                                          gapore, Hong Kong, India, Pak- financing,” said Jugnauth.
                                                                                                          istan, South Africa, Netherlands      “The tax environment is very
     SMX advisory board                                         tem to be in line with internation-       and Mauritius.                     dynamic and we need to respond                (From left) Club Maurice president Giandev Moteea, minister of Sports Devanand Ritoo,
        PORT LOUIS: Milan Meetarb-                              al norms and standards. The aim              During the two days                       to changes quickly. Mau-            IndianOil director (marketing) Gyan Chand Daga and IndianOil (Mauritius) Ltd man-
        han, Mauritius ambassador to                            is to reinforce financial supervi-        of conference, the dele-                     ritius is ready to collabo-         aging director Shailendra Mital at the ceremony at Balaclava on Thursday.Photo INS
        the United Nations in New                               sion, combat fraud, terrorist fi-         gates will discuss and ex-                   rate with international



                                                                                                                                                                                           IndianOil gives Rs 1.5
        York and former Financial Ser-                          nancing and money laundering.             change views on recent                       institutions to combat fi-
        vices Commission chief execu-                               The island also intends to re-        developments that have                       nancial crimes. The Fi-
        tive and G N Bajpai, former                             view the Double Taxation Avoid-           taken place in the field of                  nancial Services Com-
        chairman of the Securities and                          ance (DTA) agreements with all            international taxation                       mission has also estab-
                                                                other countries so as to improve          within the region.                           lished mechanisms for


                                                                                                                                                                                           million to Club Maurice
        Exchange Board of India and
        the Life Insurance Corporation                          relations. This statement was                Some of the topics                        the exchange of informa-
        of India, are included in the                           made by the minister of Finance           which will be discussed P Jugnauth          tion,”      the    minister
        advisory board of Singapore                             and Economic Development                  include Recent Develop-                     added.
        Mercantile Exchange (SMX).                              Pravind Jugnauth at the opening           ment in International Tax, Trust      Several reforms have been
        SMX is a Greenfield project                             ceremony of the 5th Asia-Africa           Taxation Issues, Indian Direct Tax adopted by the government to                     Luxmi Anousha Boodhoo                                       person of Club Maurice re-
        and it is committed to bringing                         International Fiscal Association          Code, Investing in Africa and Or- adapt the tax policy to changing                  Balaclava, May 12                                           called that the club was set
        the best domain expertise                               conference on Thursday at Sofitel         ganisation for Economic Cooper- policy imperatives and to devel-                                                         We have                up in 2009 by minister Ritoo.
                                                                Imperial, Flic en Flac.                   ation and Development (OECD) opments on the global and re-                           IndianOil Mauritius Ltd                                        He added, “Club Maurice
        from around the world to build
                                                                    Commenting on the recent 2G           Developments, among others.        gional scene.                                 has made presented a pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             already met the              is committed to promoting
        it as the best mercantile ex-
        change of the East. INS                                 spectrum scam in India, the min-             “With increasing cross border      “Over the years, we have ratio-            posal to the Government of        target of Rs 10              team spirit and fair play
                                                                ister stated that the government          investments and transactions, nalised and lowered trade taxes                    Mauritius for the installa-                                    among athletes and win-
                                                                will collaborate with the Central         taxpayers are generating more in- and are now moving to transform                tion of a jet fuel delivery       million and this is due      ning maximum medals.”
                                                                Bureau of Investigation (CBI) offi-
                                                                cers who will visit the island in the
                                                                                                          come abroad and are transferring the economy into a duty free
                                                                                                          more money across country bor- shopping paradise,” he added.
                                                                                                                                                                                           pipeline to connect Mer
                                                                                                                                                                                           Rouge to the Sir See-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to the support we                Speaking about its annu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          al financial performance
                                                                coming weeks for investigation.           ders. Thus, the importance of ex- feedback@theindependent.mu                     woosagur Ramgoolam In-            received from private        2010-2011, Mital stated that
                                                                                                                                                                                           ternational Airport.                                           the company earned gross
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             companies like


                                                                   Constitution goes online
                                                                                                                                                                                               This information was                                       revenues of Rs 5,653 million,
                                                                                                                                                                                           given by Shailendra Mital,        IndianOil                    which is a 20 per cent in-
                                                                                                                                                                                           managing director of Indi-                                     crease from last year.
                                                                                                                                                                                           anOil (Mauritius) Ltd at the                                       He added that IndianOil
                                                                                                                                                                                           Intercontinental, Balaclava       Sponsoring Club Mau-         Mauritius already has 17
                                                                                                                                                                                           on Wednesday.                  rice falls under the Indi-      distributing points in Mau-
                                                                      Independent News Service             base of the Constitution, which      laws remain efficient.                         Mital remitted a cheque    anOil’s corporate social re-    ritius while three more will
                                                                      Port Louis, May 12                   he believes will make it more            The online database con-               of Rs 1.5 million to Club      sponsibility (CSR) pro-         be set up in 2011-2012.
                                                                                                           transparent and accessible to        tains the Constitution of Mauri-           Maurice for the forthcom-      gramme. The minister of             Moreover, he added that
      OUR FOOD COLUMN ON                                              On Thursday, attorney gen-           citizens. He added that it is cru-   tius, orders made under the                ing Indian Islands Ocean       Youth and Sports Devanand       the market share of the
      RESTAURANT REVIEWS                                           eral Yatin Varma launched a             cial to have an online database      Constitution, an alphabetical              Games to be held in Sey-       Ritoo stated that such a con-   company is around 24 per
                                                                   website containing the revised          of laws in a democratic country.     list of all Acts of Parliament, re-        chelles in August. IndianOil   tribution goes a long way in    cent. Their target is to make
         BY LILY BENOIT                                            laws of Mauritius at the Bar                “Legislation must be readily     cent bills which have been in-             is one of the major sponsors   helping the government de-      this 30 per cent. He added
            PAGE 15                                                Council in Port Louis.                  available and understood if          troduced before the National               of the games.                  velop sports in the country.    that during the year 2010-
                                                                      He also launched a flyer giv-        community awareness and un-          Assembly and Acts of Parlia-                   Mital said that the pros      “We have already met         11, the company sold more
                                                                   ing details about the different         derstanding of the law is to in-     ment which have been pub-                  and cons of the Rs 830 mil-    the target of Rs 10 million.    than 248 thousand KL of pe-
     Queen UK’s longest                                            services provided by the attor-
                                                                   ney general’s office.
                                                                                                           crease,” he said.
                                                                                                               The attorney general added
                                                                                                                                                lished in the Gazette, with a
                                                                                                                                                short summary of what the acts
                                                                                                                                                                                           lion pipeline project are
                                                                                                                                                                                           currently being studied by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is due to the support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          we received from private
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          troleum products. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          quantity is 3 per cent more
     serving monarch                                                  Varma spoke on the impor-            that the transparency of legisla-    and bills are about.                       the Mauritian authorities      companies like IndianOil,”      than what the company sold
        LONDON: Between the recent                                 tance of having an online data-         tion is necessary to ensure that     feedback@theindependent.mu                 and they are waiting for ap-   he added.                       during the previous year.
        wedding of her grandson,                                                                                                                                                           proval to proceed.                Giandev Moteea, chair-       feedback@theindependent.mu




                                                                                                                     Union seeks Bunwaree’s resignation Body found at
        Prince William, and an historic
        visit to the Ireland next week,
        Queen Elizabeth II hit a new
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                                                                                                                                                              Gopee was told that the National ministry had referred a case
                                                                                                                                                              Inspectorate must be inaugurat- to the Public Service Commis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Roche Bois, foul
                          British
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                                                                                                                         The Government Secondary
                                                                                                                     School Teacher’s Union (GSSTU)
                                                                                                                                                              ed by the Ministry of Education sion so that the officers of the
                                                                                                                                                              while in the PRB report
                                                                                                                                                              2008, a proposal to
                                                                                                                                                                                                         PSSA could become
                                                                                                                                                                                                         public officers. This was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        play suspected
                          The queen,                               not Kate                                          is planning to hold a demonstra-         open the Quality Assur-                    successful.                       Pravind Rughoo
                          who turned 85                                                                              tion in Phoenix to demand the            ance Division in the                           Gopee said that offi-         Roche Bois, May 12
        three weeks ago, marks her                                 TENNIS
                                                                                                                     resignation of minister of Educa-        ministry was presented.                    cers from the private
        60th anniversary on the throne                                                                               tion Vasant Bunwaree.                       “The inspectors who                     sector can join the pub-           Police officials are suspecting foul play in
                                                                              Maheshbhupathi: Quick trip                 This was stated by unionist          exercised at the Private                   lic sector on a contract.      the death of Richard Franco Begué, a 22-year-
        in June, next year. But on                                            to Roma.Took a loss to two
        Thursday, she surpassed the                                                                                  Naraindranath Gopee. He wants            Secondary Schools Au-                          He argued that the         old whose body was found at a garbage trans-
                                                                              Giants yesterday.Never fun
        reign of George III — known as                                        playing Isner Querry. Oh well          to know the reason why the Na-           thority (PSSA) have                        GSSTU is finding this          fer station in Roche Bois early on Thursday.
        “mad George” — who died in                                            headed home :) a week of               tional Inspectorate and the              been transferred under V Bunwaree          decision illegal and               The post mortem report was carried out
        1820 after a reign of 59 years                             practice then Paris!                              Quality Assurance Division have          the auspices of the min-                   Bunwaree must provide          by chief police medical officer Dr Sudesh Ku-
        and 96 days. DPA                                                                                             not yet been created.                    istry while they have no reason an explanation. “I wonder what            mar Gungadin, who attributed the death to
                                                                   POLITICS                                              The ministry had in 2000 and         to be there,” said Gopee.          complicity there is to accept          inter-cranial cerebral injuries.
     India PM pledges                                                          WilliamJHague: We’ve an-
                                                                               nounced today that the Libyan
                                                                                                                     2008 respectively, said that these
                                                                                                                     would come into effect.
                                                                                                                                                                 He added that the private offi- these officers on a Permanent
                                                                                                                                                              cers were transferred to the Per- Establishment of civil service,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Police officers suspect that the injury was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        caused by a 20-ft fall from the garbage trans-
     $500 m in Afghan aid                                                      Interim National Transitional             Also, in the PRB report 2003,        manent Establishment and the he said. feedback@theindependent.mu          fer station.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The body was found at 8 am by people liv-
                                                                               Council will be able to open an
        KABUL: India’s Prime Minister

                                                                                                                     British PM invites Libyan
                                                                               office in London                                                                                                                                         ing in the vicinity, who informed the Roche
        Manmohan Singh on Thurs-                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bois police about the gruesome discovery.
        day offered $500 million to the                                                                                                                                                                                                     Police officers reached the garbage trans-
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        Afghan government in fresh                                                                                                                                                                                                      fer station accompanied by several key police
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                                                                                                                     rebels to open London office
        aid in a move likely to raise                                                                                                                                                                                                   units such as the Criminal Investigation Divi-
        Pakistani fears about Indian                                           scorching hot day in
                                                                               chennai,pool like a spa,                                                                                                                                 sion, the Major Crime Investigation Team,
        influence in Afghanistan in                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Scene of Crime Officers (SOCO) and the
                                                                               arm pits dripping sweat,
        the wake of former Al-Qaeda                                            walking from lift to the coffee                                                                                                                          Technical Unit.
        leader Osama bin Laden’s                                   shop lol.....                                         London, May 12                                                            Cameron said after the talks             SOCO officers collected samples from the
        killing. AFP RELATED REPORT
                                                                   MOVIES
                                                                                                                                                              UK REOPENS EMBASSY                   in Downing Street, his first face-   crime scene for analysis, which could prove
        ON PAGE 5                                                                                                        British Prime Minister David                                              to-face discussions with the         vital for the inquiry as police currently has no
                                                                               SrBachchan: T 369 -Back                                                          PORT LOUIS: On May 11,
                                                                               from shoot...was a whole day          Cameron on Thursday invited                                                   rebel leader.                        solid lead. In his report, Dr Gungadin states
                                                                                                                                                                British foreign secretary
  WEATHER                                                                      schedule, finished it in 45 mins      the Libyan rebel council to                William Hague announced               Cameron also said Britain         that the victim died between 6 pm on
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                                                                               ..either scheduling wrong, or         open an office in London after             in Parliament that the UK          was boosting its diplomatic          Wednesday and 6 am on Thursday.
Sunrise: 06:30                                 Sunset: 17:42                   something wrong with me ..            talks with its leader Mustafa              will reopen an embassy in          team in the rebel-controlled city        Officers are studying all possible leads as
Fine weather. Wind from the northern sector 10-15 km/h.            more me !                                         Abdul Jalil.                               Madagascar as part of the          of Benghazi, including by adding     well as all persons the victim had met be-
Sea moderate beyond the reefs with southerly swells. A light                                                             It would be the National Tran-         British government’s plan          a new special representative to      tween Wednesday and Thursday morning.
wind is persisting over our region. Partly cloudy to the east                                                                                                   to align its resources more
with few light showers.                                                                                              sitional Council’s first foreign                                              the council.                             The victim was from Stateland Bois Marc-
                                                                                                                     diplomatic mission and a highly            closely with its priorities.          In addition, “we are now com-     hand. The body was taken to Sir Seee-
  FOREX                                                                                                              symbolic step in the rebels’ fight         The new embassy will join
                                                                                                                                                                the Foreign and Common-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   pleting plans to transfer            woosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital
COUNTRY                     UNITS    BUYING       SELLING                                                            against Libyan leader Moamer                                                  several million pounds worth         where the post mortem was carried out .
                                                                                                                                                                wealth Office’s Indian Ocean
Australia          Dollar     1       28.99         31.00           For more reading:                                Kadhafi, who was shown on tele-            Network. The UK intends            of equipment to the police in            The police have already handed the body
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Canada             Dollar     1       27.89         29.87                                                            vision Wednesday for the first             to appoint an ambassador           Benghazi. We will also provide       to the relatives. An inquiry led by sergeant
EU                 Euro       1       38.42         40.85                                                            time in nearly two weeks.                  to Madagascar once the polit-      new support to improve the           Ramnarain from the Roche Bois police sta-
South Africa       Rand       1        3.93          4.26                                                                “The government is today               ical situation returns to normal   council’s public broadcasting ca-    tion under the supervision of assistant com-
UK                 Pound      1       43.97         46.42                                                            inviting the council to establish a        in the island. INS                 pacities,” the British Prime Min-    missioner of police Ghurbah from Port Louis
USA                Dollar     1       26.89          28.7                                                            formal office here in London,”                                                ister said. AFP                      North, is underway. feedback@theindependent.mu
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     CULTURAL PROGRAMMES BETWEEN
     MAURITIUS, INDIA HAVE BEEN A
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                                                                                                                                                                                      THE AIM OF THE PROTOCOL IS TO FORGE
                                                                                                                                                                                      A DURABLE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN
                                                                                                                                                                                      MAURITIUS AND CHINA. — GRANDPORT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PORT LOUIS, FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011




 NEWSDIGEST
 Another first from                   Nurses Day                                                                           MACOSS inks protocol SEMDEX
                                                                                                                                                crosses
 Apollo hospital
  PORT LOUIS: For the first time
  in Mauritius, Apollo Bramwell
                                      celebrated                                                                           with Beijing NGO     2,100 mark
                                                                                                                              Independent News Service                                                                            Independent News Service
  Hospital carried out an oe-
  sophageal stent placement.                                                                                                  Port Louis, May 12                                                                                  Port Louis, May 12
  This was done on a patient          ASSOCIATION’S PRESIDENT ASKS GOVERNMENT TO                                              The Beijing NGO Associ-                                                                             The Stock Exchange of
  who could not swallow be-
  cause of obstruction in his oe-
                                      PROVIDE EDUCATION, TRAINING TO HOSPITAL STAFF                                        ation and the Mauritius                                                                             Mauritius Index (SEMDEX)
  sophagus due to cancer. Oe-                                                                                              Council of Social Service                                                                           has achieved a new record.
  sophageal stents are metal             Karuna Mooloo                          of staff. "The Ministry of Health and      (MACOSS) signed an agree-                                                                           On Wednesday, it closed at a
  tubes placed in the oesopha-           Port Louis, May 12                     Quality of Life is doing nothing to        ment protocol on May 10.                                                                            new record, that is, 2105.62
  gus, where a tumour has                                                       tackle the problem. Stress is laid sole-      The Beijing NGO Associ-                                                                          points.
  blocked the passage of food.            On the occasion of International      ly on training doctors and everyone is     ation will aid MACOSS in                                                                               The earlier SEMDEX
                                      Nurses Day on Thursday, the Nursing       forgetting the important role nurses       setting up an NGO academy                                                                           record was noted on Febru-
 Island to feature in                 Association (NA) held a press meet at
                                      the Marie Reine de La paix centre,
                                                                                play in the medical field," he said.
                                                                                    The NA president stated that his
                                                                                                                           and will also provide per-
                                                                                                                           sonnel for the artisanal sec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ary 18, 2008. This was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2101.34 points.
 American magazine                    Port Louis. The theme chosen for this
                                      year is 'Closing the Gap - Increasing
                                                                                priority remains the training of
                                                                                nurses in public hospitals. "If we
                                                                                                                           tor. It has also agreed to help
                                                                                                                           in other sectors. Li Xiao-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Since the beginning of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2011, the SEMDEX has
  PORT LOUIS:American publi-          Access and Equity'.                       want trained staff to deliver quality      qiang, vice president of the                                                                        made an improvement of
  cation Islands Magazine will            According to NA president Ba-         services in hospitals and health care      Beijing NGO Association                                                                             7.02 per cent. This stock in-
  publish an article titled 'Mau-     gooaduth Kallooa, Mauritius offers        centres, the ministries of Education       stressed on the fact that                                                                           dex, an indicator of the
  ritius can save the World' in its   medical services to everyone and          and Quality of Life must take the nec-     NGOs can do nothing with-                                                                           economy, gives important
  June issue, highlighting the        there is no discrimination at any         essary initiatives to offer education      out government support.                                                                             information to entrepre-
  cultural profile of the different   level. "Compared to other countries,      and training to the nursing body. This     She thanked MACOSS and                                                                              neurs and investors.
  ethnic groups and the peaceful      we provide medical services to the        is very important because we are fac-      Social Security minister                                                                               According to representa-
  cohabitation on the island.         population without any discrimina-        ing a severe staff shortage," he said.     Leela Devi-Dookhun Lu-            Vice president of the Beijing NGO Li Xiaoqiang (left) with        tives of the stock exchange,
  The article will portray Mauri-     tion," he said. For him, the problem          He added that the ministry is not      choomun for the develop-          MACOSS president Denis Grandport after signing the                companies are in good
  tius as a model of tolerance.       in the public sector is that the nurses   taking into consideration the human        ment of this relation with        agreement on Tuesday. Photo INS                                   shape and the actions led by
                                      are not given enough respect.             resources and nothing is being done        international NGOs.                                                                                 the government, mainly in
 Man tries to commit                      "The Ministry of Health and           to empower nurses.                            Denis Grandport, presi-        countries.”                     tween these two organisa-         the tourism sector, have
 suicide at Dubreuil                  Quality of Life has done a lot in the
                                      medical sector but the thing that has
                                                                                    "If the nurses are given proper
                                                                                training, then they will be able to bet-
                                                                                                                           dent of MACOSS, pointed
                                                                                                                           out that this protocol is a
                                                                                                                                                                 Ram Nookadee, secre-
                                                                                                                                                             tary of MACOSS, added that
                                                                                                                                                                                             tions and to elaborate on
                                                                                                                                                                                             common international pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               contributed to the trust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               which was previously lost.
  PORT LOUIS: A 28-year-old           always been neglected is the numer-       ter educate the population on health       precious tool in educating        this exchange programme         grammes concerned with               It must be noted that the
  man tried to commit suicide         ous problems that nurses and health-      issues," he said. Kallooa also de-         and facilitating civil society.   between Mauritius and the       the position socio-econom-        promotion efforts of the
  on May 8. He is a resident of       care assistants face," said Kallooa.      plored the fact that physical and             He said, “Through this         Beijing NGO is bound to in-     ic development. Moreover,         stock exchange with the
  Dubreuil and had consumed a             According to the latest statistics,   verbal aggression is increasing in hos-    close ties between Beijing        fluence     several    local,   exposure to new technolo-         public proved fruitful.
  large quantity of Subutex and       there are some 3,200 nurses and 1,000     pitals. On International Nurses Day,       and MACOSS, the aim of the        regional and international      gies, sharing of experiences         The marketing efforts
  gramoxone pills at his place.       health care assistants. Kallooa said      the president of the association           protocol is to forge a strong     decisions for the well being    about children, women, old        undertaken by the stock
  The victim’s brother took him       that this is not enough. He cited the     wished that nurses were given proper       and durable partnership be-       of the social sector.           and handicapped persons           exchange on the interna-
  to the Princess Margaret            examples of Jeetoo and Victoria pub-      recognition on the island.                 tween Mauritius and China,            The aim is to organise an   will facilitate training.         tional stage have proved
  Orhopaedic Centre. INS              lic hospitals where there is a shortage   feedback@theindependent.mu                 for the well being of both        exchange programme be-          feedback@theindependent.mu        successful.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Stock Exchange of

                                                          MRA seeks World Customs Organisation’s expertise                                                                                                                     Mauritius (SEM) became a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               member of the World Feder-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ation of Exchanges in 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               It was designated Recog-
                                                              Independent News Service     meeting will take place next    shop will be set up to define     taken unless these are regis-   control at the port and air-      nised Stock Exchange by the
                                                              Port Louis,May 12            Thursday.                       strategic points in the           tered. The law does not         port. These products are          United Kingdom’s Her
                                                                                              The secretary general of     region, in the middle of the      allow authorities to take       sold at prices that defy com-     Majesty’s Revenue and Cus-
                                                             The Mauritius Revenue         the WCO, Kunio Mukuriya         customs.                          action against traffickers      petition.                         toms on January 31, 2011.
                                                          Authority (MRA) will soon        will chair a technical             The fight against coun-        who pirate unregistered             While some are not as            In March 2010, SEM was
                                                          organise a high-level meet-      workshop from May 16 to         terfeiting remains a priority     trademarks.                     good quality-wise, some are       recognised as a stock ex-
                                                          ing with the World Customs       18, where the MRA techni-       for the MRA. According to a          Frauds are able to get       as good as the originals.         change by the Association of
                                                          Organisation (WCO) to            cians will discuss improve-     spokesperson of the MRA,          products into Mauritius,        Cost reduction is achieved        Cayman Islands Monetary
                                                          discuss counterfeiting and       ments and priorities. From      pirated brands are not reg-       despite the police and cus-     at the expense of quality.        Authority (CIMA).
                                                          smuggling in Mauritius. The      May 19 to 20, another work-     istered and no action can be      toms authorities exert tight    feedback@theindependent.mu        feedback@theindependent.mu
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   Chit Dukhira                   musical composition. This                                                                            of in the UK, where the book    (the leader of people's               This was in protest                 Three trade unions are
   Quatre Bornes                  laureate of humanity was                                                                             came out of the press, let      mind) was rendered, as pre-       against the Jallianwala              demanding that the Termi-
                                  the son of Maharshi Deven-                                                                           alone the West. After lectur-   viously on such occasions.        tragedy, which had occurred          nation of Contract and Ser-
   A multi-facetted, highly       dranath, the successor of                                                                            ing then in various parts of       On the next day, he per-       in Amritsar, Punjab, of 13           vice Board (TCSB) be
cultured man called India's       Rammohun Roy, Prince                                                                                 the world, he established in    sonally sang it for the INC       April in the same year when          reintroduced.
Shakespeare, Rabindranath         Dwarkanath           Tagore's                                                                        1901, upon his return home,     session itself. It was first      a crowd of 1300 innocent                They want this to be rein-
Tagore was the most distin-       grandson and the younger                                                                             a school at Shantiniketan       published in January 1912         people, including women              troduced as they believe
guished man of letters of his     brother of Satyendranath                                                                             (Abode of Peace), originally    in his own paper Tattv-           and children, were shot              that it will reduce unjusti-
country.                          who was the first Indian to                                                                          with only five students.        abondhini Patrika. In 1919,       down - 300 killed and 1000           fied firing of employees.
   He was a world-famous          join the Indian Civil Service.                                                                           Previously,     he    had   he translated into English        wounded.                                The three unions are
poet, novelist, playwright,          After a two-year stay in                                                                          protested against the Sedi-     his Jana Gana Mana.                   On 24 December 1921,             Government Services Em-
painter, novelist, composer       London where he tried to                                                                             tious Bill 1898 and later the      It has been adopted as         Tagore inaugurated his               ployees Association (GSEA),
of songs, educationist, jour-     read for the Law after study-                                                                        internment of Ms Annie Be-      the national anthem of In-        Viswa Bharati University             the Federation of Parastatal
nalist,         socialworker,     ing English Literature for                                                                           sant, the Irish-born freedom    dia. Bangladesh too adopt-        which had been founded in            Bodies and Other Unions
philosopher and patriot,          some time at the University                                                                          fighter who struggled until     ed in 1971 Tagore's another       1918. This institution pub-          (FPBOU) and the Local Au-
with some 200 books to his        College, Rabindranath mar-                                                                           her death for the Indepen-      song, "Amar Sonar Bangla"         lished the Viswa Bharati             thorities Employees Union
credit. Without any early         ried upon his return at the                                                                          dence of India which had        (my Golden Bangla) as its         Quarterly.                           (LAEU).
formal education, Tagore          age of 17 years with a girl                                                                          become her adopted home         national anthem.                        The All-India Radio               Some trade unions have
wrote his first poem at the       aged ten years, but his wife                                                                         country.                           Gandhi came to Shanti-         (AIR), as named by Ra-               agreed to go back in order to
tender age of 8 years.            died in 1902.                                                                                            Rabindranath took part      niketan on 17 February            bindranath Tagore in 1936,           solve the loopholes in the
   Even around that time,            From then, he became                                                                              in social works and in the      1915, just a week after his re-   was baptised by him as               two employment laws - the
he was attracted to the Gay-      engrossed in literary and                                                                            agitation in the wake of the    turn from South Africa,           Akashvani, an appellation            Employment Right Act
atri mantra (Hindu supreme        cultural activities. He had                                                                          partition of Bengal, leading    when Rabindranath hap-            withdrawn for some time              (ERIA) and the Employment
prayer in Sanskrit) and en-       married her as chosen by his                                                                         processions, writing patriot-   pened to be abroad.               but again utilised as from 14        Relations Act (ERA).
joyed reciting Valmiki's orig-    father.                                                                                              ic poems, delivering fiery         But, as solicited by Ra-       May 1982. "Will Durant, in-             The TCSB, under the In-
inal verses, also in Sanskrit,       On 12 December 1901,                                                                              addresses and vulgarising       bindranath, Gandhi again          scribing his book, The Case          dustrial Relations Act 1973,
of the Ramayana. Even in          he set up his Brahmacharya        bindranath married in 1910       was staged in London.             the notion of the Swadeshi      came on 6 March 1915 when         for India, for Tagore, wrote:        had been dismantled fol-
1874, his budding talent          Ashram, the core of the fu-       his son to a child widow.            For his Gitanjali (Offering   Campaign. Bankim Chan-          the two topmost Indian ge-        'You alone are sufficient rea-       lowing the promulgation of
blossomed, when he wrote          ture Viswa Bharati Universi-          His multiple works, in-      of Songs), a collection of po-    dra Chatterjee's Vande          niuses met at Shantiniketan       son why India should be              the ERA in 2009. The repre-
two short poems, "Evening         ty. With merely five stu-         spired of those of Valmiki,      ems which he had personal-        Mataram was again sung at       for the first time.               free."                               sentatives of the trade
Songs"      and     'Morning      dents, including his own          Vyasa and Kalidasa, include      ly rendered into English and      the session of the India Na-       On 18 January 1930, Ra-            The writer is a historian        unions want amendments
Songs" which were soon fol-       son Rathindra, the Ashram         Dak Ghar (The Post Office)       published in 1912, he was         tional Congress (INC) of        bindranath visited Gandhi's       and author of 'History of            to be brought out on the
lowed by his play,                was inaugurated after ten         which, translated into Eng-      awarded the Nobel Prize for       1906, after that of 1896, now   Sabarmati Ashram. On 3            Mauritius: Experiments in            ERIA so as to enable em-
   The Genius of Valmiki," a      days. A social reformer, Ra-      lish, French and Portuguese,     Literature in 1913 - the first    by Rabindranath himself.        June 1915, he was benighted       Democracy'                           ployees of a company facing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              difficulties to get their



   Bappoo talks on family values Rajasthani group to perform folk dances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              salaries before the other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              debtors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 While on the same issue,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              other suggestions were
                                                                                                        Pouvanah Allaghoyee                                                                              Sabha and Indian High                made for the re-introduc-
      Port Louis, May 12           Source of Happiness).           lies. We must not hesitate           Port Louis, May 12                                                                               Commission.                          tion of the FPBOU. The Em-
                                      During a meeting with        to state that there is a cer-                                                  Rajasthan is one of the                                   The first show will be            ployment Relations Act will
       A day aimed at sensitis-
   ing families on the impor-
                                   the press on Thursday in
                                   Port Louis, the minister of
                                                                   tain family and social mal-
                                                                   function. It is a concern
                                                                                                         A folk dance group from
                                                                                                     Rajasthan, India, consisting
                                                                                                                                          biggest states in India. It has kept                           held on May 15 at Indira
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gandhi Centre for Indian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              undergo some amendments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              following suggestions that
   tance of strengthening          Gender Equality, Sheila         for each one of us - the          of 10 members, is currently          its culture, folk dance and music                              Culture in Phoenix. Prime            have been made.
   family values will be held      Bappoo, elaborated on the       government, NGOs and              in the country to give Mau-                                                                         Minister Dr Navin Ram-                  Article 78, that concerns
   on May 15 at the                problems linked to fami-        civil society.”                   ritians a glimpse of their           alive for thousands of years.                                  goolam will grace this               strikes, has been targeted.
   Gymkhana Grounds, Va-           lies and also announced            The Family Day pro-            culture and folklore.                — Mookhesswur Choonee                                          function.                            Registration of trade unions,
   coas. This is in the context    the different activities that   gramme will comprise a                The group will be in the                                                                           The minister added, “Ra-          operation process of the
   of celebrations to mark In-     will be organised by her        play titled ‘True happiness       country till May 19 and have                                                                        jasthan is one of the biggest        Reconciliation and Media-
   ternational Day of Fami-        ministry to mark this in-       within the family’. Other         come to celebrate the 471st       ister of Arts and Culture       tradition,” said the minister.    states in India. It has also         tion Commission (CCM)
   lies 2011.                      ternational day.                activities include capaci-        birth anniversary of the          Mookhesswur Choonee and            The presence of the            become a favourite destina-          and time-off facilities form
       The theme for the              The minister said, “The      ty-building programmes            great Rajput king of Mewar,       the representatives of the      group is an initiative of the     tion for tourists. The state         part of the document sub-
   same at the national level      situation is becoming           for community leaders             Maharana Pratap.                  Gahlot Rajput Maha Sabha.       Ministry of Arts and Culture      has kept its culture, folk           mitted by the three trade
   is 'La Famille - Source du      alarming with regards to        and a training programme              At a press conference            “Cultural exchange pro-      in collaboration with other       dance and music alive for            unions to the Ministry of
   Bonheur' (The Family -          the cases affecting fami-       on leadership. GIS                held on Thursday, the Ra-         grammes between Mauri-          stakeholders including the        thousands of years.”                 Employment.
                                                                                                     jasthani troop met the min-       tius and India have been a      Gahlot       Rajput    Maha       feedback@theindependent.mu           feedback@theindependent.mu




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                                                                                                        many of you are thinking of the upcoming few days. Realistically, there is a lot to                GENERAL SITUATION:
                                                                                                        be done, and you see that clearly. Dig in now.
                                                                                                        Tonight: Go with a suggestion. ★★★✩✩                                                               A light wind is persisting over our region. Partly cloudy to the east with few
                                                                                                                                                                                                           light showers. Fine weather elsewhere. Wind from the northern sector 10-15
                                                                                                        TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) : You can express a lot of creativity. You draw more
                                                                                                                                                                                                           km/h. Sea moderate beyond the reefs with southerly swells. Public is ad-
                                                                                                        work because others appreciate your gift. Understanding will evolve in a new di-                   vised not to venture beyond reef.
                                                                                                        rection if you can relax with someone you consider to be rather highbrow.
                                                                                                        Tonight: Choose something relaxing. ★★★✩✩
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             LUV U MR.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             KALAKAAR
                                                                                                        GEMINI (May 21to June 20): You could be surprised by a friend and his or her                                                 WORLD WEATHER                                                                                 STARRING:
                                                                                                        ideas. At the same time, you start looking forward to the weekend even more.                      CITY                       MIN      MAX             CITY                    MIN          MAX                           Tusshar Kapoor,
                                                                                                        You might need to disappoint a friend or loved one in order to complete what you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Amrota Rao,
                                                                                                        feel is necessary. Tonight: Put on your dancing shoes. ★★★★✩                                      Beijing                    11        24             Dublin                    6           17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ram Kapoor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jakarta                    24        32             Frankfurt                 6           23                            Prem Chopra,
                                                                                                        CANCER (June 21to July 22): Talk about what is on your mind, and learn more
                                                                                                        about where others are coming from. You easily could over-react to someone's                      Karachi                    21        36             London                   13           24                       Jai Kalra, Kiran Kumar,
   An elderly woman decided to have her portrait                                                        statement, making a situation more difficult. Try to detach.                                                                                                                                                              Kunal Kumar
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kuala Lumpur               24        34             Madrid                   11           20
   painted. She instructed the artist, "Paint me with                                                   Tonight: Home is where your heart is. ★★★★✩
   diamond earrings, an emerald necklace, a ruby                                                                                                                                                          Mumbai                     25        34             Nice                     12           18                          CINE KLASSIC
   bracelet, and a Rolex watch."
   "But you're not wearing any of those things!" the
                                                                                                        LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22): Don't hold back. You might be surprised by what you                     New Delhi                  18        34             Paris                    12           25                         1015, 1330, 2030
                                                                                                        really want to say. When you turn on the tap, you'll gain an unexpected insight --
   artist said.                                                                                                                                                                                           Seoul                       4        14             Roma                      8           17
                                                                                                        perhaps into yourself. A change in plans might not be desired but is inevitable.
   "I know," she replied. "But if I should die before                                                   Once decided, other opportunities float in. Tonight: Talking up a storm. ★★★★✩
   my husband, I'm sure he'll remarry right away,                                                                                                                                                         Shanghai                   10        20             Vienna                    4           18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BIG MAMA DE
   and I want his new wife to go crazy looking for the                                                                                                                                                    Singapore                  24        32             Zurich                    4           21                    PERE EN FILS
   jewellery!"                                                                                          VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) : Try to indulge and relax a little. Often, because you                                                                                                                               CINEMA STAR (CUREPIPE)
                                                                                                        are so practical, you can get wound up about a money issue. Let go and enjoy                      Taipei                     16        25             Atlanta                  13           28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1130, 1400, 2030
                                                                                                        what is happening with a close friend.
                                                                                                        Tonight: Don't be surprised when a loved one throws a tantrum. ★★★✩✩                              Tokyo                      11        19             Chicago                   2             5
I M P O R TA N T N U M B E R S                                                                                                                                                                            Cairo                      17        31             Las Vegas                17           29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LE RITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CINEMA STAR (CAUDAN)
                                                                                                        LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22): Move with your feelings. You could see a situation                   Cape Town                  16        24             Los Angeles              14           19                    1100, 1315, 1530, 1800,
                                                                                                        topple over when you least expect it. Open up to new ideas and preferences. You                                                                                                                                   2100
 Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .999 from fixed line                                                                                                                                Johannesburg               10        16             Miami                    23           31
                                                                                                        might feel like a domestic matter is dragging you down. Tonight: Do your thing.
  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 from mobile                        Know, however, that sooner or later a discussion will be necessary. ★★★★✩                         Melbourne                  15        19             Montreal                 -1             8                   HAUNTED
 Fire services . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .995 from fixed line                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CINE KINGS
  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 from mobile                                                                                                                          Sydney                     15        25             New York                  9           13                    1000, 1300, 2015
                                                                                                        SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21): Know that you might need some time alone, es-
 SAMU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ambulance 114                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CINE CITY
                                                                                                        pecially if you feel your nerves tightening over an unexpected development.                       Amsterdam                   7        23             Quebec City              -5             7
 Airlines Enquiry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603 3030                               Though you might disappoint someone by changing your plans.                                                                                                                                                       1030, 1315, 2030
 ADSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203 1509, 203 1242                                   Tonight: Talking up a storm. ★★★✩✩                                                                Athens                      7        15             San Francisco            11           17                    CINEMA NOVELTY
 Central Electricity Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1030, 1315, 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Berlin                      7        20             Seattle                   3           12
 Central Water Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
                                                                                                        SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21): You gravitate toward groups, and today is no                    Copenhagen                  7        13             Toronto                  -1             6                   DUM MARO DUM
 Child Development Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
                                                                                                        exception. A child or new attachment could create an uproar when you least ex-                                                                                                                                    CINE KLASSIC
 Domestic Violence . . . . . . . . . . . .213 0001, 213 0002                                            pect it. Honor who you are, but know that you cannot tell this person how to feel.                                                                                                                                1015, 1330, 2030
 International Directory Assistance . . . . . . . . . . .10090                                          Tonight: Use care with your finances. ★★★★✩
 National Directory Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150                                                                                                                                                            MUST SEE MUST DO                                                                           NAUGHTY AT 40
 SIDA / AIDS Secretariat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 3224                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CINE KINGS
                                                                                                        CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) : Try to avoid making commitments or plans
 SOS Femmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433 3391                                  until later today. Many unanticipated surprises could surround you. Turn away                      ■ BOOK FAIR                                       ■ VIP NITE                                                   1000, 1300, 2015
 Telephone fault reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92                                from an investment for now if it involves property. Honor your needs first.                        Venue : Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Bell         Venue : Legends Hall,Petite Riviere
 Weather Information . . . . . . . . . . .96 (During Cyclone)                                           Tonight: Choose what's most relaxing. ★★★✩✩                                                              Village                                     Date   :May 28                                               127 HEURES
 Tourist Info / Yellowtel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152                                                                                                                               Date :" May 26 to May 29                          Time   :6 30pm                                               CINEMA STAR (CAUDAN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Information & reservation at www.otayo.com
 Befrienders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 9393, 467 0160                                                                                                                                       ■ SPECTACLE                                                                                                    1100, 1315, 1530, 1800,
                                                                                                        AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) : Keep a conversation open. You might be star-
 HOSPITALS                                                                                                                                                                                                 Venue : MGI, Moka                                 MAMA MIA IN CONCERT                                          2100
                                                                                                        tled by what someone shares and have a strong reaction. Your ability to detach
 Brown-Séquard, Beau-Bassin . . . . . . . . . . . .454 2071                                                                                                                                                Date : May 20 to May 21                           Venue : J & J Auditorium, Phoenix
                                                                                                        counts, allowing greater give-and-take. Don't let a fear or an automatic reaction
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Time : 7pm                                        Date  : May 26 to May 29                                     HELL DRIVER
 Dr.A.G Jeetoo, Port-Louis . . . . . . . . . . .212 3201 – 06                                           ruin the moment. Tonight: Meet friends where there is music. ★★★★✩                                 Information & reservation on www.otayo.com
 ENT Vacoas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .686 2061 – 64                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CINEMA STAR (CAUDAN)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BB BRUNES IN CONCERT
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ■ MUSICAL COMEDY                                  Venue     : Swami Vivekananda Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1100, 1315, 1530, 1800,
 Flacq Hospital, Flacq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413 2532                                    PISCES (2Feb. 19 to March 20): Others seem to possess the control you seek. A                      Venue : J&J Auditorium, Phoenix                               Centre, Pailles                                  2100
 J. Nehru Hospital, Rose- Belle . . . . . . . . . . . .603 7000                                         meeting exposes some issues, perhaps in a manner you had not yet considered.                                                                                                                                      CINEMA STAR (CUREPIPE)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Date : May 26 to May 29                           Date      : August 20
 Long Mountain Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 2532                                        Tonight: A welcome break with a friend or loved one.★★★✩✩                                          for more information contact on 697 6029,         Time      : 8 pm                                             1130, 1400, 2030
 Mahebourg Hospital, Mahebourg . . . . . . . . . 631 9556                                                                                                                                                  remyshow@intnet.mu www.remy-show.com              Information & Reservation on www.otayo.com
 Moka Eye Hospital, Moka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433 3429                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LUV KA THE END
 Poudre d’Or Hospital, Poudre d’Or . . . . . . . .282 1181                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CINEMA NOVELTY
 Souillac Hospital, Souillac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625 5589                             BORN TODAY: Singer Ritchie Valens (1941), singer, musician                                                       If you wish to add your event or have information about an event, please mail                             1000, 1315, 2015
 SSRNH Hospital, Pamplemousses . . . . . . . .243 4670                                         Stevie Wonder (1950), comedian Stephen Colbert (1964)                                                            with all details (what, when, where, person to contact with phone number) to                              CINE CITY
 Victoria Hospital, Candos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402 0800                                                                                                                                              tifeatures@gmail.com                                                                                      1030, 1315, 2030




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                                                                                               1900    Zournal kreol              1100    Last of the summer wine     2250    Duck dodgers               2055     Huge moves                                                                                               0900   Saathiyan
               OUR PICK                                                                        1920    Choisir ou travay          1130    Allo allo                   2315    A pup named scooby doo     2150     Mighty ships                                                                                             0930   Yeh rishta kya
                                                                                               1925    New programme highlights   1200    Deal or no deal                                                2245     River monsters                                                                                                  kehlata hai
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                                                      0830       Euronews live                 2006    New programme highlights   1415    New tricks                                                                                          0600     Scoop                         0645   Shipwrecked 2006               1100   Dor
                                                      0900       New programme highlights      2010    Simply yadein              1510    Who wants to be                                                                                     0735     Fantastic mr. fox             0740   The parent hood                1130   Navya
                                                      0905       Outremers                     2100    Anjuman                            a millionaire                                                                                       0900     The secret life of bees       0840   The fresh prince of bel air    1200   Behenein
                                                      0928       Le plus grand musee                                                                                                                                                          1100     Angus thongs and              0905   Hangin' with mr cooper         1230   Gulaal
                                                                                               2126    Religious urdu programme   1600    Last of the summer wine
                                                                 du monde                                                                                                                                                                              perfect snogging              0955   Frasier                        1300   Yeh rishta kya kehlata hai
                                                                                               2256    New programme highlights   1630    Allo allo                                                      0705     The suite life on deck
                                                      0953       Balades urbaines                                                                                                                                                             1240     Angels & demons               1020   Shipwrecked 2006               1330   Tere mere sapne
                                                                                               2300    Meri ashiqui               1700    Miranda                                                        0730     Fish hooks                                                                                               1400   Hamari devrani
                                                      0958       Tomorrow today                                                   1735    The weakest link                                               0755     Good luck charlie           1455     Bella                         1115   Will & grace
                                                      1024       Euromaxx                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1430   Sapno se bhare naina
                                                                                                                                  1835    Deal or no deal                                                0820     Fairly odd parents          1625     Skipped parts                 1210   The late show
                                                      1050       Lost                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1500   Sasural genda phool
                                                                                                                                  1930    Total wipeout uk                                               0835     Mickey mouse clubhouse      1805     uperhero movie                1255   Leverage                       1530   Mann kee awaaz pratigya
                                                      1133       Magazine culinaire                                               2030    The graham norton show                                         0900     Handy manny                 1930     Showbiz news                  1345   The west wing                  1600   Saathiyan
                                                      1158       New programme highlights                                         2125    Live at the apollo                                                                                  2000     New in town                   1430   Law & order
                                                                                                                                                                                                         0925     Special agent oso                                                                                        1630   Chand chupa baadal mein
                                                      1200       Le journal de la mi journee   1400    New programme highlights   2220    I'd do anything                                                                                     2135     Elegy                         1520   Shipwrecked 2006               1700   Gulaal
                                                                                                                                                                                                         0950     Jungle junction
                                                      1215       Question a la une             1405    In focus                   2330    Total wipeout uk                                                                                    2325     Sex drive                     1620   The parent 'hood               1730   Navya
  MANN KEE AWAAZ PRATIGYA                                                                                                                                             BAKUGAN BATTLE BRAWLERS            1010     Imagination movers
                                                      1307       New programme highlights      1431    Tomorrow today                                                                                                                                                                1710   Hangin' with mr cooper         1800   Yeh rishta kya kehlata hai
        AT 2300 ON STAR PLUS                                                                                                                                            AT 2215 ON CARTOON NETWORKS      1035     Phineas and ferb
                                                      1310       Mon amour mon peche           1457    New programme highlights                                                                                                                                                      1805   The fresh prince of bel air    1830   Behenein
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1050     The suite life on deck
                                                      1354       La lecon de musique           1500    Mca production                                                                                                                                                                1830   Will & grace                   1900   Sapno se bhare naina
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1115     Wizards of waverly place
  Love stories happen when                            1448       Collection thalassa           1733    New programme highlights                                       0705    Cartoon network                                                                                        1925   Frasier                        1930   Saathiyan
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1135     Good luck charlie
                                                      1458       New programme highlights      1735    Family combo                                                           dance club                                                                                                                                   2000   Sasural genda phool
  two people have the same                                                                                                                                                                               1200     Shake it up                                                        2030   Moving
                                                      1500       Commandant clark              1820    Chinese filler                                                 0715    Foster's home for                                                                                      2155   Will & grace                   2030   Chand chupa baadal mein
  feeling towards each other of                       1511       Bob l'eponge                                                                                                                            1225     Fairly odd parents                                                                                       2100   Dor
  liking, desire and passion. But                                                              1826    Campaign aids                                                          imaginary friends          1245     Phineas and ferb                                                   2220   Law & order
                                                      1534       The little bear               1827    New programme highlights                                       0740    Ben 10                                                                                                                                       2130   Gulaal
  this is a love story of two peo-                                                                                                                                                                       1310     Hannah montana                                                     2315   The late show                  2200   Yeh rishta kya kehlata hai
                                                      1547       Michat michien                1830    Mbc news                                                       0805    The secret saturdays
  ple who are together for all the                    1610       Pocahontas                                                                                                                              1330     Sonny with a chance                                                                                      2230   Navya
                                                                                               1850    Sur mesure                                                     0830    Batman                     1355     Wizards of waverly place
  wrong reasons. A boy who                            1633       Chasseurs de dragons                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2300   Mann kee awaaz pratigya
                                                                                               1903    New programme highlights                                       0855    The powerpuff girls
  doesn’t understand the mean-                        1657       New programme highlights                                                                                                                1420     The suite life on deck
                                                                                               1905    Mangeons veg                                                   0920    Robotboy
                                                      1701       The nanny                                                                                                                               1440     Have a laugh
  ing of love but desires to ac-                                                               1931    Euromaxx                                                       0930    Hero 108
                                                      1725       Des chiffres et des lettres                                                                                                             1445     Have a laugh
  quire whatever he sets a liking                                                              1957    New programme highlights                                       0955    Ben 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1455     The suite life on deck                                             0700   Supersport variety
                                                      1754       Campaign aids                 2003    Bones                                                          1020    Chowder
  for and a girl who is helpless                                                                                                           NAAKA BANDI                                                   1520     Phineas and ferb                                                   1100   Soccer africa
                                                      1755       New programme highlights      2045    New programme highlights                                       1045    The marvelous
  and can save herself and her                        1800       Samachar                                                                                                                                1540     Good luck charlie                                                  1200   Premier league world
                                                                                               2050    Planete sport                  AT 1700 ON B4U MOVIES                   misadventures                                                          THE SPY NEXT DOOR               1300   Soccer africa
  family by giving into his de-                       1825       New programme highlights                                                                                                                1625     The suite life on deck
                                                                                               2116    Baabul pyare                                                   1110    Camp lazlo                                                        AT 2100 ON MNET MOVIES 2             1400   Barclays premier
  mands                                               1830       Mahabharat                                                                                                                              1735     Wizards of waverly place
                                                                                               2335    Bbc world live             0700    Aawaz de kahan              1135    George of the jungle                                                                                          league supersport h/l
                                                      1918       Film songs                                                       0800    Laughter station            1200    Foster's home for          1825     Shake it up
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1845     Johnny kapahala             0700     Enid                          1600   Thursday night live
                                                      1923       New programme highlights                                         0830    First cut                           imaginary friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                         2015     Fish hooks                  0825     Up in the air                        with robert marawa
                                                      1930       Le journal televise
CINEMA                                                           et la meteo
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                                                                                                                                          Shankar seeta ansuya
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                                                                                                                                                                              Ben 10                     2025     Sonny with a chance         1015     Bad company                   1700   Barclays premier
                                                      2015       Ecotv                                                                                                                                   2050     Good luck charlie           1240     Twins                                league supersport h/l
                                                                                                                                  1230    Hit mix                     1315    My gym partner's                                                1425     My life in ruins              1730   Goalissimo
                                                      2019       New programme highlights                                         1300    Jhuk gaya aasman                    a monkey                   2110     Have a laugh
                                                      2024       Priorite sante                                                                                                                          2115     Phineas and ferb            1630     Armored                       1830   German bundesliga
                                                                                                                                  1600    Laughter station            1340    Squirrel boy                                                    1800     One angry juror                      preview show
                                                      2050       Infozen                                                          1630    Trailor junction            1405    Cartoon network            2135     Fairly odd parents                                                                                                   KAASH
                                                      2142       Gossip girl                                                                                                                             2200     The replacements            1930     Post grad                     1900   Spanish la liga
                                                                                                                                  1700    Naaka bandi                         dance club                                                                                                                                       AT 2300 ON ZEE CINEMA
                                                      2224       Experts manhattan                                                                                                                       2225     Hannah montana              2100     The spy next door                    preview show
                                                                                                                                  2030    Bollywood glitz             1420    Eliot kid
                                                      2305       Le journal televise                                                                                                                     2250     Sonny with a chance         2235     Brothers                      1930   Uefa champions                 0800   Bollywood business
                                                                                                                                  2100    Johnny gaddaar              1435    Ed edd 'n' eddy
                                                                 et la meteo                                                                                                                             2315     Wizards of waverly place                                                  league magazine                0830   Zee multiplex
                                                                                                                                                                      1500    Cow and chicken
                                                      2350       Tv5 monde                                                                                                                                                                                                           2000   Barclays premier               0900   Dildaar
                                                                                                                                                                      1525    Chop socky chooks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            supersport h/l                 1200   Chaalbaaz
                                                                                                                                                                      1550    Skunk fu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2200   Thursday night live            1500   Stumped
                                                                                                                                                                      1615    Chowder
                                                                                                       DEAD SILENCE                                                                                                                                                                         with robert marawa             1730   Black & white
                                                                                                                                                                      1640    Best ed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              0730     100% mtv                      2300   Barclays premier
               BE MY BABY                                                                        AT 2230 ON MOVIE CHANNEL         0715    Scooby doo where are you    1705    Hero 108
                                                                                                                                                                                                         0630     Espn soccernet press pass   1000     Big tunes                            league preview                 2000   China gate
                                                                                                                                  0740    The addams family           1730    Ben 10
     AT 1735 ON MOVIE CHANNEL                                                                                                                                                                            0730     500 great goals             1100     Nothing but hits                                                    2300   Kaash
                                                                                               0632    New programme highlights   0805    Pink panther and pals       1820    Adventure time
                                                                                                                                                                                                         0800     Sportscenter usa            1200     N0.1 hits
                                                                                               0635    Chennai kadhal             0830    The garfield show           1845    Cow and chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                         0930     Nhra drag racing            1300     Teen cribs                                                          0730   Yoga for you
  Cris JuddFed up with all the                                                                 0836    New programme highlights   0855    Tom and jerry               1910    The marvelous
                                                                                               0840    Making of tanu weds manu   0920    Dastardly and muttley                                          1130     Beyond borders              1330     Peak season                                                         0800   Bhagwan shree
  married men who've duped                                                                                                                                                    misadventures
                                                                                               0902    New programme highlights   0945    The scooby doo show                                            1200     Motor racing nascar         1400     My super sweet 16                                                          lakshmi narayan dham
  her into dating them by pre-                                                                                                                                        1935    Courage the cowardly dog
                                                                                               0905    Crazy kung fu              1010    Wacky races                                                    1500     Mobil 1 the grid            1430     When i was 17                 0800   Iihf world championship        0830   Ram milaye jodi
                                                                                                                                                                      2000    The powerpuff girls
  tending to be single, a young                                                                1039    New programme highlights   1035    The jetsons                                                    1530     2011 boston marathon        1500     Pimp my ride                  0900   Giro d'italia
                                                                                                                                                                      2025    Ed edd 'n' eddy                                                                                                                              0900   Yoga for you
  woman comes up with a plan                                                                   1040    Made in hollywood          1100    Popeye classics             2050    Robotboy                   1830     Bowling                     1530     Made                          0930   Blitz bulletin                 0930   Pavitra rishta
  for revenge: get them drunk,                                                                 1059    New programme highlights   1125    King arthur's disasters     2100    Camp lazlo                 1900     Espn soccernet press pass   1630     Teen cribs                    0945   Weekend post ocean             1000   Dance ke
  have a one night stand, make                                                                 1100    Rangoli                    1150    Top cat                     2125    Hero 108                   1930     Nhra drag racing            1700     My super sweet 16                    racing series                         superstars
  them think she's pregnant,                                                                   1150    Made in hollywood          1215    Droopy                      2150    Ben 10                     2200     World's strongest man       1730     When i was 17                 1000   Superswimmer                   1130   Choti si zindagi
                                                                  MERI ASHIQUI                                                                                                                                                                1800     Pimp my ride                  1030   Sa national aquatic
  and blackmail them for all their                                                             1209    All the good ones are      1240    Hong kong phooey            2215    Bakugan battle brawlers    2300     Around the horn                                                                                          1200   Sindoor tere
                                                                AT 2300 ON MBC 2                       married                    1305    Scooby doo and              2240    Chowder                                                         1830     16 and pregnant                      championships
  worth. Her act works perfectly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  naam ka
                                                                                               1334    La machine a explorer              scrappy doo                 2305    Cow and chicken                                                 1930     Disaster date                 1130   Winner's circle                1230   Sanjog se bani
  until she meets a guy who ac-                       0700       New programme highlights              le temps                   1330    Looney tunes                                                                                        2000     Dancefloor chart              1200   Fei world cup jumping          1300   Yahaan mein ghar
  tually is single and is thrilled                    0702       Unns                                                                                                                                                                         2100     I used to be fat              1300   Supercycling
                                                                                               1505    Mr and mrs 55              1355    Tom and jerry                                                                                                                                                                           ghar kheli
  about his impending "father-                        0855       Rampur ka lakshman            1730    New programme highlights   1420    Dastardly and muttley                                                                               2300     World stage                   1400   Reunion
  hood."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1330   Sanskaar laxmi
                                                      1105       Say shava shava               1735    Be my baby                 1445    The perils of penelope                                                                                                                     1500   Boots & all                    1400   Bhagonwali
                                                      1149       Home sweet home               1901    New programme highlights           pitstop                                                                                                                                    1600   Vodacom super
                                                      1210       Kasamh se                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1430   Ram milaye jodi
                                                                                               1902    Hollywood highlights       1510    Scooby doo where are you    0650    American chopper                                                                                              rugby highlights               1500   Choti bahu ii
                                                      1428       Marathi programme             1925    Making of chance           1535    Pink panther and pals       0745    How stuff's made                                                                                       1800   Inside racing
SPORTS                                                1453       New programme highlights              pe dance                   1600    Duck dodgers                0810    How do they do it                                                                                      1830   Sa skydiving champs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1530   Apno ke liye geeta
                                                      1500       Samachar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ka dharmyudh
                                                                                               1947    Making of what's           1625    Popeye                      0840    Mythbusters                                                     0700     Monkey thieves                1900   Supersport shootout
                                                      1510       Hindustani magazine                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1600   Pavitra rishta
                                                                                                       your rashee                1650    Looney tunes                0930    Cake boss                                                       0800     Predator csi                         highlights
                                                      1535       Sugava                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1630   Jhansi ki rani
                                                                                               2009    New programme highlights   1715    Scooby doo and              0955    Border security                                                 0900     Fish warrior                  2000   Rapid motion dirt worx
                                                      1558       Vasantham                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1700   Sanjog se bani
                                                                                               2015    Spider man 3                       scrappy doo                 1025    Street customs                                                  1000     Kabul zoo rescue              2100   Fim moto show
                                                      1621       Pennae pennae                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1730   Yahaan mein ghar
                                                                                               2228    New programme highlights   1740    Pink panther and pals       1120    Ultimate survival                                               1100     Light at the edge             2130   Wrc highlights
                                                      1643       Nakhuda                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ghar kheli
                                                                                               2230    Dead silence               1800    The garfield show           1215    Mythbusters                                                              of the world                  2230   Watersports world
                                                      1704       Family no 1                                                                                                                                      BLUE STREAK\                                                                                             1800   Sanskaar laxmi
                                                                                                                                  1825    The addams family           1310    La ink                                                          1200     Predator csi                  2330   Sa national aquatic
                                                      1726       New programme highlights                                                                                                                   AT 1800 ON MNET ACTION                                                                                         1830   Zee news
                                                                                                                                  1850    Dexter's laboratory         1405    Dirty jobs                                                      1400     Trapped                              championships
                                                      1730       Kahan jaat ba hamni                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1900   Apno ke liye geeta
                                                                                                                                  1900    Johnny bravo                1500    Street customs             0600     Armed for action            1500     Monkey thieves
                                                                 ke samaaj                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ka dharmyudh
                                                                                                                                  1930    The scooby doo show         1555    Mythbusters                0800     Kounterfeit                 1600     Beaver dam
                                                      1756       New programme highlights                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1930   Choti si zindagi
                                                                                                                                  1955    Tom and jerry               1650    River monsters             1000     Elektra                     1700     Interpol investigates
                                                      1800       Carnets de rodrigues          0700    The weakest link           2020    Wacky races                 1745    Cake boss                                                                                                                                    2000   Ram milaye jodi
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1200     Friday the 13th             1800     The dog
                                                      1815       Al dente                      0745    Deal or no deal            2045    Dastardly and muttley       1810    Border security                                                                                                                              2030   Choti bahu ii
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1400     Under siege                          whisperer
                                                      1828       Campaign aids                 0820    New tricks                 2110    The scooby doo show         1840    I could do that                                                                                                                              2100   Pavitra rishta
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1600     Hear no evil                1900     Predator csi                  0700   Gulaal
                                                      1828       New programme highlights      0915    Waterloo road              2135    Top cat                     1905    How stuff's made                                                                                       0730   Awakening with                 2130   Jhansi ki rani
                                                                                                                                                                                                         1800     Blue streak                 2000     The dog whisperer
                                                      1830       Frijolito looking for a dad   1010    Who wants to be            2200    Popeye                      1935    How do they do it                                                                                             brahmakumaris                  2200   Sanjog se bani
                 BOWLING                                                                                                                                                                                 2000     Hard eight                  2200     Interpol investigates
                                                      1853       Campaign aids                         a millionaire              2225    The jetsons                 2000    Mega builders                                                                                          0800   Tere mere sapne                2230   Choti bahu ii
                                                                                                                                                                                                         2200     Redline                     2300     The dog whisperer
            AT 1830 ON ESPN                           1853       New programme highlights                                                                                                                                                                                            0830   Vedic math                     2300   Sanskaar laxmi
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      WE’LL STAND BY YOU THROUGH THICK
      AND THIN AND REAFFIRM OUR SOLIDARITY
      WITH AFGHAN PEOPLE — SINGH

PORT LOUIS, FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
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                                          Nazi guard gets five years in German trial
                                          DEMJANJUK SERVED AS A GUARD IN NAZI-OCCUPIED POLAND ‘AND THAT AS GUARD HE TOOK PART IN MURDER OF 28,000 PEOPLE’
                                             Munich, May 12                 the sentence in his wheelchair                                                                                                                      raised questions.
                                                                            and was then moved to a                                                                                                                                 He is in fact the first foreign-
                                             A German court on Thurs-       stretcher in the courtroom.                                                                                                                         er to be judged in Germany
                                          day found former Nazi death          As the judge read out his                                                                                                                        for Nazi war crimes.
                                          camp guard John Demjanjuk,        decision, an interpreter trans-                                                                                                                         His lawyer, Ulrich Busch,
                                          91, guilty of helping to murder   lated into Ukrainian for Dem-                                                                                                                       has described him as “a victim
                                          almost 30,000 Jews and gave       janjuk, who kept on his dark                                                                                                                        of Germany’s justice system”.
                                          him a five-year prison            glasses and did not move.                                                                                                                               Earlier he served nearly
                                          sentence.                            Prosecutors had called for a                                                                                                                     eight years in an Israeli prison,
                                             Presiding judge Ralph Alt      six-year sentence and the de-                                                                                                                       five of them on death row after
                                          told the Munich court he was      fence had called for him to be                                                                                                                      being found guilty in the 1980s
                                          convinced        Ukrainian-born   acquitted, saying he was inno-                                                                                                                      of being the particularly sadis-
  Prime Minister elect for Tibetan        Demjanjuk served at the Sobi-     cent. Demjanjuk’s lawyer said                                                                                                                       tic “Ivan the Terrible” guard
  Parliament Lobsang Sangay               bor death camp in Nazi-occu-      before the verdict was an-                                                                                                                          at Treblinka, another death
  speaks during a press conference        pied Poland “and that as a        nounced that he planned to                                                                                                                          camp.
  after meeting with Tibetan you-         guard he took part in the mur-    appeal.                                                                                                                                                 The Israeli supreme court
  ths on hunger strike for the last       der of at least 28,000 people.”      Demjanjuk         had  been                                                                                                                      later overturned the verdict
  18 days in New Delhi, on Thurs-            “Demjanjuk and 83 other        brought into the packed court-                                                                                                                      and ordered his release on the
  day, demanding the freedom of           Travnikis         (non-Germans    room in a wheelchair on                                                                                                                             grounds that he had likely
  monks at the Kirti mon-astery           trained by the SS) were sent to   Thursday, as usual, wearing a                                                                                                                       been wrongly identified.
  in Sichuan province. Activists          Sobibor on March 26, 1943.        light-blue baseball cap and an                                                                                                                          Serge Klarsfeld, a French
  say that authorities sealed off         Demjanjuk stayed there until      army-like green coat which he                                                                                                                       lawyer and Nazi hunter, has
  the monastery after an anti-            September ‘43,” Alt told the      took off after arriving.                                                                                                                            expressed frustration with the
  government protest and beat to          packed courtroom in southern         During the morning session        Defendant John Demjanjuk arrives at court for his trial, on Thursday, in Munich, Germany.The                   trial, saying it failed to provide
  death two Tibetans who tried to         Germany.                          he was offered the chance for        court found Demjanjuk guilty and gave him a five-year prison sentence.Photo AFP                                new details about the case and
  protect the monks. Photo AFP               “During that time more         the last time to address the                                                                                                                        could not prove Demjanjuk’s
                                          than 50 trains transporting       court, but he declined.                 The former Red Army sol-         guard, by definition, he was          alleged Nazi war criminal, has       direct participation in the
                                          Jews arrived from Holland,” he       Demjanjuk has kept silent         dier was captured by German         guilty of helping to kill all the     led to much soul-searching on        killings.
  Ex-British minister                     said. “The eldest was born in
                                          1848 .... the youngest was just
                                                                            throughout the 18 months of
                                                                            proceedings, sitting in a
                                                                                                                 troops in 1942 and sent to a
                                                                                                                 prisoner-of-war camp before
                                                                                                                                                     Jews sent there at the time.
                                                                                                                                                        “Foreign volunteers played
                                                                                                                                                                                           the subject of delayed justice.
                                                                                                                                                                                              The fact that the accused
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “The witnesses are all dead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and there are no documents
  faces suspension                        days old.”                        wheelchair or lying on a             signing up to work as a death       a vital role in the killings car-     was a Ukrainian-born POW             because he was only a small
    LONDON: A former British                 Demjanjuk, deported in         stretcher over 93 hearings. His      camp guard. Millions of other       ried out by the Nazis,” the           being tried in the same coun-        fish,” Klarsfeld told AFP. A
    minister faced a week-long            2009 from the United States,      health was often a cause for         Soviet POWs perished.               judge said on Thursday.               try that started the war, perpe-     guilty verdict “would open the
    suspension from the House of          where he had lived for decades    concern during the trial, lead-         The prosecution argued              The high-profile trial, seen       trated the Holocaust and re-         door to accusations of unfair
    Commons on Thursday after             after World War II, listened to   ing to frequent delays.              that if he worked as a camp         as one of the last to involve an      cruited Demjanjuk has also           justice,” he said last week. AFP



                                                                                           After Osama’s death, Indian Premier visits Kabul
    lawmakers found him guilty of
    breaking rules on expenses as
    he tried to hide his homosexu-
    ality. David Laws landed a key
                                          Deadly Spanish
    role in the Conservative-Liber-
    al Democrat coalition when it
                                          quake forces                                        Nilova Roy Chaudhury
                                                                                              New Delhi, May 11
                                                                                                                             and the Haqqani network —
                                                                                                                             do not stand to diminish au-
                                                                                                                                                               its development coopera-
                                                                                                                                                               tion with the Afghans, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  hurry because of the “suc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  cess” of taking out bin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    against the scourge of ter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rorism. The quest of the
    was formed after May 2010
    elections, but quit within wee-
    ks over the scandal, in a blow
                                          mass evacuations                                     Terrorism and develop-
                                                                                                                             tomatically. The threat to
                                                                                                                             Afghanistan’s security con-
                                                                                                                                                               Singh’s visit is likely to see a
                                                                                                                                                               new bunch of development
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Laden, thinks a regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                  consensus would ultimately
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Afghan people for peace,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    stability and reconciliation
    to the fledgling government.             Lorca, May 12                                 ment, in equal measure, will      tinues, almost undimin-           - projects being initialled.       need to develop about the         needs the full support of all
    The Lib Dem lawmaker resig-                                                            be on Prime Minister Man-         ished, with attacks taking           As a major donor in             future of Afghanistan.            countries in the region and
    ned after a newspaper report-             Thousands of shocked evacuees camped         mohan Singh’s plate when          place on a daily basis (most      Afghanistan, India is com-            Singh is likely to have dis-   the international communi-
    ed he had channelled thousa-          by rubble-littered streets on Thursday after     he visits Kabul on Thursday.      recently over the weekend         mitted to remaining en-            cussed the situation in Afg-      ty,” Singh said.
    nd of pounds of taxpayers’            a 5.1-magnitude quake smashed through                Although scheduled to         in Kandahar) by groups            gaged with Afghanistan re-         hanistan and his impending            India’s assistance and its
    money in rent to his male part-       an historic Spanish city, killing eight people   happen earlier, his visit as      which appear to be as viru-       gardless of what other coun-       visit when he spoke with US       likely foray into areas like
    ner, James Lundie. AFP                and injuring 130.                                the first international leader    lent as ever, sources said.       tries, particularly Pakistan,      President Barack Obama on         mining (15 Indian compa-
                                              Eight people including a child perished      to travel to Afghanistan after        “Obviously, the situation     do and, according to the           Tuesday evening. The tele-        nies have given expressions
  Pakistan opens nuke                     when Spain’s deadliest quake in more than
                                          50 years rocked the southeastern city of Lor-
                                                                                           the dramatic killing of Al
                                                                                           Qaeda head Osama bin
                                                                                                                             post the killing of bin Laden
                                                                                                                             is of concern to all of us, and
                                                                                                                                                               sources, disapproves of
                                                                                                                                                               “transposing the architec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  phonic conversation was
                                                                                                                                                                                                  their first since the death of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of interest in developing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hajigak mines) would re-
  power plant                             ca on Wednesday, the government said.
                                              Three of the dead were women, at least
                                                                                           Laden in Pakistan earlier
                                                                                           this month, how bin
                                                                                                                             we would like to hear what        ture of zero sum game to in-       bin Laden last week and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  security scenario in the re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    quire fresh investment, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    private companies entering
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime            one pregnant, Lorca Mayor Francisco Jodar        Laden’s death affects the se-                                                                          gion came up in the cordial       the picture. This would
    Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on        told regional newspaper La Verdad.               curity equation in the re-                                                                             talks, the Prime Minister’s       make the need for security
    Thursday inaugurated a 330-               The quake, which flattened buildings,        gion will certainly be high       India has already disbursed $1.5 billion in project and              spokesman said.                   even more vital, the sources
    MW nuclear power plant built
    with Chinese assistance. The
                                          ripped open walls and sent chunks of ma-
                                          sonry flying into the streets, injured another
                                                                                           on his agenda of talks with
                                                                                           Afghan President Hamid
                                                                                                                             infrastructure-related assistance to Afghanistan,                        India is Afghanistan’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                  biggest regional aid donor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    said, stressing that security
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    was not only military.
    plant is at Chashma in Punjab
    province, where a Chinese-
                                          130 people, regional emergency services          Karzai.                           making it the sixth largest donor in that country,                   having undertaken projects            “Regional cooperation is
                                          chief Luis Gestoso said.                             India hopes bin Laden’s                                                                            from building the parlia-         the pillar for Afghanistan’s
    aided power plant of similar              Fallen buildings, chunks of masonry, col-    death would alter Al Qae-         now plans to increase its development cooperation.                   ment to a highway to Iran         security and foreign policy,”
    capacity is already operation-        lapsed terraces and crumpled cars filled the     da’s       operations       in                                                                         (Delaram - Zaranj) and a          the sources said. India sub-
    al. “Today is a proud day for         streets and forced huge numbers of the           Afghanistan, with the pres-                                                                            powergrid in order to build       scribes to a regional ap-
    Pakistan and for Pakistan’s civil     town’s 93,000 inhabitants to evacuate their      sure squarely on Islamabad        Mr Karzai has to say,” an of-     teractions.”                       institutional capacity in that    proach involving all stake-
    nuclear energy programme,”            homes.                                           to rein in remnants of the        ficial source said.                  “We exchange informa-           war - ravaged country.            holders in Afghan peace, in-
    Gilani said as he commis-                 Some 20,000 buildings were damaged in        terrorist organisation and            “The Taliban groups           tion, discuss activities of           “Regional countries can        cluding itself and Iran, Pak-
    sioned the second unit. AFP           Lorca, which traces its history back more        its affiliates in the Taliban,    which have sanctuary in           groups, share concerns             work together. We don’t           istan, Russia and China.
                                          than 2,000 years and boasts many medieval        like the Quetta shura and         Pakistan, I don’t believe they    about Taliban and how we           think India is proposing an           Officials stressed that
  Iran expert alarmed                     monuments, according to public television.       the Haqqani network, the          stand diminished (by bin          need to eliminate that             exclusivist approach,” the        while “the sky is the limit,”
  by sea pollution                            The clocktower of the 17th century San
                                          Diego Church tumbled and smashed into
                                                                                           latter blamed for the attack
                                                                                           on the Indian embassy in
                                                                                                                             Laden’s death). The groups
                                                                                                                             seem as strong and virulent
                                                                                                                                                               threat. There is much com-
                                                                                                                                                               mon ground regardless of
                                                                                                                                                                                                  sources said. “We have to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  work together to help Afgh-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    as far as development assis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tance to Afghanistan is con-
    TEHRAN: The level of industri-        pieces, narrowly missing a television re-        Kabul in July 2008 and for        as ever. The threat has not       the kind of ties Pakistan and      anistan regain stability.”        cerned, whatever India
    al and oil pollution in the Cas-      porter as he delivered a report on Spanish       posing a major threat to In-      gone away,” a source said.        Afghanistan share,” a gov-            “If our region has to pros-    does, including defence co-
    pian Sea has reached a “critical      public broadcaster TVE.                          dian         interests       in       The Indian government,        ernment       source     said      per and move ahead,               operation, will be at the be-
    condition,” an Iranian ecologi-           “Almost no-one spent slept in their          Afghanistan.                      which has already disbursed       adding, “Afghanistan and           Afghanistan must succeed          hest of Afghans and “com-
    cal expert warned on Thurs-           homes last night,” the town mayor said,              However, according to         close to $1.5 billion in pro-     India are on the same page         in rebuilding itself,” Singh      pletely Afghan-driven.”
    day. “In terms of pollution, the      some sheltering in other towns, their cars,      government sources, the ac-       ject and infrastructure - re-     in terms of the goals both         said in a statement prior to          The two-day trip, on May
    Caspian Sea is in critical con-       in streets or in public squares.                 tivities of those terrorist       lated assistance to Afghani-      want to share.”                    his visit.                        12 and 13, will be Singh’s
    dition,” said Reza Pourgholam,            Spanish media spoke of 10,000 evacuees       groups with sanctuaries in        stan, making it the sixth            India, which does not              “We will exchange views        first visit to Afghan-
    head of the Caspian Sea Eco-          but the mayor said he could not give an          Pakistan — like the Pe-           largest donor in that coun-       think the US-led ISAF forces       on developments in the re-        istan        since      2005.
    logical Research Institute. AFP       exact a figure. AFP                              shawar and Quetta shuras          try, plans to further increase    will leave Afghanistan in a        gion and our common fight         (RELATED PHOTO ON P7)



      ANIMAL HEADS                                                                                   Six dead in NATO-led strike                                                                              Syria crushing dissent,
                                                                                                     on Kadhafi compound                                                                                      rights groups say
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Damascus, May 12

                                                                                                         Tripoli, May 12                site said all the casualties       have made no attempt to                Syrian security forces on Thursday kept
                                                                                                                                        were civilians, but AFP was        strike individual leaders of       crushing dissent town-by-town and rounding
                                                                                                         NATO-led air strikes hit       unable to independently            the Libyan government, but         up opposition leaders, activists said, in an un-
                                                                                                     Moamer Kadhafi’s com-              confirm their accounts.            have only targeted its capac-      relenting crackdown that Washington has
                                                                                                     pound on Thursday, killing            An AFP correspondent            ity to harm civilians.             slammed as “barbaric.”
                                                                                                     six people, the Libyan             heard four explosions in               A statement from the               The army and security services arrested
                                                                                                     regime said as rebels cele-        quick succession in the early      Western alliance said NATO-        dozens of people in the flashpoint coastal city
                                                                                                     brated the capture of Misra-       hours as NATO-led jets flew        led aircraft carried out 46        of Banias and the neighbouring villages of al-
                                                                                                     ta airport and a British invi-     overhead. Two plumes of            strike sorties on Wednesday,       Beyda and al-Qariri, the Syrian Observatory for
                                                                                                     tation to open their first for-    white smoke could be seen          including raids which took         Human Rights said.
                                                                                                     eign office.                       rising above the city follow-      out four ammunition cach-              The London-based group said lawyer Jalal
                                                                                                         The pre-dawn strikes in        ing the blasts, as emergency       es, four command and con-          Kindo was among those detained on Thursday
                                                                                                     the capital Tripoli came just      vehicle sirens wailed and          trol facilities and two sur-       in the Mediterranean city of Banias, where se-
                                                                                                     hours after Libyan state tele-     sporadic gunfire rang out.         face-to-air missile launchers      curity forces have been hunting down dissi-
                                                                                                     vision showed what it said            Late on Wednesday state         in and around Tripoli, and         dents and protest organisers.
                                                                                                     was footage of Kadhafi             television      had    shown       one launcher near Misrata.             The Syrian Revolution 2011, a Facebook
                                                                                                     meeting tribal leaders, the        footage of what it said was a          In London, the rebels’         group organising protests against the govern-
                                                                                                     first new video of him aired       meeting between Kadhafi            leader Mustafa Abdul Jalil         ment of President Bashar al-Assad, called for a
                                                                                                     since an April 30 air strike       and tribal dignitaries from        held talks with British Prime      “Free Women Friday” in support of women
                                                                                                     that his government termed         the rebel-held east.               Minister David Cameron             demonstrators in custody.
                                                                                                     an attempt on his life.               A Libyan official told AFP      buoyed by their capture of             “On May 13, we will demonstrate for the dig-
                                                                                                         “There were three dead         the video was shot around          Misrata airport on Wednes-         nity of our arrested sisters,” the group said.
                                                                                                     here and three dead in an-         7:30 pm. It was the first foot-    day which gave them full               Several female protesters have been arrested
                                                                                                     other place” in addition to 10     age of Kadhafi since an air        control of Libya’s third city,     in recent weeks, particularly in Damascus and
                                                                                                     wounded, said the official,        strike killed his son Seif al-     their only significant strong-     Banias, where women marched calling for the
                                                                                                     gesturing to scattered sand-       Arab and three of his grand-       hold in the west.                  release of their detained relatives and an end to
                                                                                                     bags next to a crater in a         children, in what the govern-          Cameron invited the Na-        the army’s assault on protest hubs.
      A woman poses for photographers as she looks at a creation entitled ‘Circle of                 street of the Bab al-Azaziyah      ment described as “a direct        tional Transitional Council            Late on Wednesday, thousands of students
      Animals/Zodiac Heads’ by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at Somerset House in London,                 compound.                          operation to assassinate the       — the rebels’ provisional ad-      defied the crackdown to stage a protest in Syr-
      on May 11.The sculpture comprises of 12 monumental bronze animal heads,                            Both he and another            leader of this country.”           ministration — to open an          ia’s second-largest city Aleppo before being dis-
      re-creations of traditional Chinese Zodiac sculptures. Photo AFP                               regime minder escorting for-          NATO spokesmen have             office in London, their first      persed by baton-wielding loyalists and security
                                                                                                     eign media on a tour of the        repeatedly insisted that they      foreign mission. AFP               force personnel, a rights activist said. AFP
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                                                Ugandan prez
                                                sworn in as
                                                Besigye returns
                                                    Kampala, May 12                        sling after a finger was struck by a
                                                                                           police bullet, the Forum for Democ-
                                                   Uganda’s President Yoweri Mu-           ratic Change party leader waved at
                                                seveni was sworn in for a fourth           an enthusiastic crowd that danced
                                                term on Thursday as his rival Kizza        to blaring music, with the throng
                                                Besigye returned home to a tumul-          forcing his convoy to a walking
   View of the ‘Tower of Babel’, an             tuous welcome following medical            pace.
   installation by Argentine artist             care in Kenya after a police beating.          The vehicles travelled with a
   Marta Minujin made out of                       The 66-year-old Museveni, who           police escort and were followed
   thousands of books written in                has been in power since 1986, took         by supporters on motorcycles, with
   languages from all over the                  the oath of office before thousands        others lining the road in their
   world, at San Martin in Buenos               of supporters and the leaders of a         thousands, cheering and waving
   Aires on May 11. UNESCO decla-               host of African countries including        greenery.
   red Buenos Aires as the World                Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.                  At one or two points on the 35-
   Book Capital. Photo AFP                         Tens of thousands also turned           kilometre trip, police beat back peo-
                                                out to welcome home Besigye, Mu-           ple walking right next to Besigye’s
                                                seveni’s strongest challenger in           car. Earlier they turned back motor-       Former house speaker Newt Gingrich gestures to photographers, on May 11, after addressing the Hispanic Prayer
   Egypt military warns                         the February 18 elections which
                                                the incumbent won comfortably
                                                                                           bike taxis heading towards the air-
                                                                                           port to meet him.
                                                                                                                                      Breakfast and Conference in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo AFP

   ahead of rally                               but opposition groups said was                 Their response was however
      CAIRO: Egypt’s military
      warned on Thursday it will
      strike down sectarianism, as
                                                fraudulent.
                                                   Police twice fired tear gas to try to
                                                disperse the crowds gathered for the
                                                                                           markedly more restrained than at
                                                                                           all of Besigye’s other recent public
                                                                                           appearances.
                                                                                                                                      Gingrich first Republican to declare 2012 bid
      Muslims and Christians pre-               opposition leader, with one sup-               A military policeman accused by           Washington, May 12           with contenders at this           turn America to hope and           the Soviet Union disap-
      pared to hold a unity rally de-           porter carrying a placard reading:         the crowd of firing live bullets at the                                    stage of the race.                opportunity, to full employ-       peared,” he said.
      nouncing attacks on Cairo                 “Besigye must be sworn in as presi-        opposition supporters was briefly              Former House speaker            But this time round, the      ment, to real security, to an         And he tried to gloss over
      churches. The military, in pow-           dent today.”                               pelted by a hail of stones before          Newt Gingrich became the        Republican camp has been          American energy program,           the role he played in the bit-
      er since president Hosni Mub-                Besigye said he was happy but           he was escorted away by police offi-       first major Republican can-     slow to form with some of         to balanced budget.”               ter US political wars of the
      arak’s overthrow in February,             not surprised by the scale of his wel-     cers.                                      didate on Wednesday to for-     the top candidates such as            Obama, who succeeded           1990s, when as speaker he
      struggled to contain the vio-             come, which followed repeated se-              The veteran opposition leader,         mally throw his hat into the    McCain’s vice-presidential        president George W. Bush,          triggered a government
      lent clashes on Saturday that             curity force crackdowns on anti-           55, last month embarked on a series        ring for the 2012 White         candidate and darling of the      launched his own election          shutdown in 1995 during a
      left 15 people dead. The mob              government protests that a rights          of “walk to work” protests against         House race, aiming to oust      conservative right, Sarah         bid last month, seeking a          standoff with then-presi-
      attacks, which left a church in           group said killed at least nine peo-       soaring food and fuel prices which         President Barack Obama.         Palin, still to declare.          second four-year term in           dent Bill Clinton over
      flames, drove the country’s               ple, some shot in the back.                the opposition blames on the gov-              Some 18 months before           Jumping into the ring,        the White House. He is un-         spending.
      precarious religious tensions                “I am glad that people are be-          ernment.                                   the next elections, Obama is    Gingrich took to the Inter-       likely to face any serious            “As speaker of the House
      to the brink and led to several           coming firm and facing down the                He returned to the capital as Mu-      enjoying a new rush of sup-     net to declare the race for       challengers for the Democ-         I worked to reform welfare,
      days of protests by Coptic                brutality. That is the big change,”        seveni took the oath at a ceremony         port — despite the nation’s     the Republican presidential       ratic Party nomination.            to balance the budget, to
      Christians. “The Supreme                  Besigye told AFP as he waved at            at an airstrip in central Kampala          slow economic recovery —        nomination officially open.           In his message, Gingrich       control spending, to cut tax-
      Council of the Armed Forces               crowds from sunroof of a car that          that was followed by a gun salute.         after ordering the raid             “Today I am announcing        tried to hook his political ca-    es to create growth, employ-
      warned of the dangers facing              took him from the airport into Kam-            “I, Yoweri Museveni, swear in the      which took out America’s        my candidacy for president        reer to the legacy of Repub-       ment came down from 5.6%
      Egypt through sectarian dis-              pala. “The people were discontent-         name of all-mighty God that I will         number one enemy, Osama         of the United States,” he said    lican icon, late Ronald Rea-       under 4%,” he said.
      cord, affirming that this is a            ed for a long time but now we are          be faithful, swear allegiance to the       bin Laden.                      in a message on the micro-        gan, whose presidency                 Gingrich, 67, is widely re-
      red line,” the official MENA              seeing this firmness,” he said.            people and to the Republic of Ugan-            In 2008, when Obama         blogging social network           many conservatives see as a        garded as the architect of
      news agency quoted a military                Besigye, who has lost elections to      da and that I will preserve and pro-       made history and defeated       Twitter. Seizing on the vot-      golden era for America.            the Republican rout of De-
      spokesman as saying. AFP                  Museveni three times in a row, flew        tect the Constitution, so help me          Republican John McCain to       ers’ top concern, the stutter-        “I worked with president       mocrats in the 1994 elec-
                                                in from neighbouring Kenya where           God,” he said.                             be elected America’s first      ing economy, he said on a         Ronald Reagan in a very            tions, when they retook the
   Kurdish rebels kill                          he spent several days for treatment
                                                after being hurt by police during a
                                                                                               Besigye won 26 percent of the
                                                                                           vote in February’s election, the big-
                                                                                                                                      black president, both the
                                                                                                                                      Democratic and Republican
                                                                                                                                                                      video posted on YouTube
                                                                                                                                                                      that he was running “be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        difficult period. We got
                                                                                                                                                                                                        jobs created again, Ameri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           House of Representatives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for the first time in four
   two police in Turkey                         protest last month. His arm in a           gest challenge yet to Museveni. AFP        fields were already crowded     cause I believe we can re-        cans proud of America, and         decades. AFP
      DIYARBAKIR: Kurdish rebels
                                                Bin Laden raid not
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Medvedev vows
      killed two police officers in an
      attack on a police station in
      southeast Turkey, local securi-
                                                an assassination:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        response to
      ty officials and medics said on
      Thursday. Fighters from the
      outlawed Kurdistan Workers
      Party (PKK) fired machine                 United States
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Putin’s coalition
      guns at police outside a station              London, May 12
      in Silopi, near the border with
      Iraq, on Wednesday, killing                   The US commando raid that killed
      one officer and critically                Osama bin Laden was “not an assassina-
      wounding another, a security              tion”, US Attorney General Eric Holder said                                                                                                                Moscow, May 12                  the ruling tandem, have
      official said. The wounded of-            on Thursday after the Al-Qaeda leader’s                                                                                                                                                    both previously said they
      ficer was rushed to a hospital            sons denounced the operation.                                                                                                                               President           Dmitry     would agree who would run
      in Diyarbakir, the main city in               Holder told the BBC the raid on bin                                                                                                                 Medvedev on Thursday               so as not to compete against
      the Kurdish majority south-               Laden’s hideout in Pakistan on May 2 was a                                                                                                              vowed a response to                each other. So far neither
      east, before succumbing to his            “kill or capture mission” and that his sur-                                                                                                             Vladimir Putin’s efforts to        has ruled out standing.
      injuries on Thursday, a hospi-            render would have been accepted if offered,                                                                                                             create a broad coalition               But Putin last week
      tal source said. AFP                      but that the safety of US Navy commandos                                                                                                                ahead of elections, in the         sprang a major surprise by
                                                was paramount.                                                                                                                                          latest sign of rivalry between     calling for the formation of
   Aussie arrested over                             “What happened to bin Laden was not                                                                                                                 Russia’s ruling duo.               the All-Russia People’s Front
   refugee boat disaster                        an assassination,” Holder said.
                                                    “I think the action that we took against
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Medvedev pointedly de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        clined to say whether he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in the run-up to the parlia-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           mentary elections.
      SYDNEY: An Australian was                 him can be seen as an act of national self-                                                                                                             supported his prime minis-             He played on Russians’
      deported from Indonesia on                defence. You have to remember it is lawful                                                                                                              ter’s latest initiative to co-     patriotic feelings, making
      Thursday and charged in Syd-              to target an enemy commander,” he said.                                                                                                                 opt political and social           the announcement in the
      ney with offences relating to                 The top US legal official said there was                                                                                                            forces and unite them              city of Volgograd, formerly
      the Christmas Island boatpeo-             no indication that bin Laden was going to                                                                                                               around his ruling United           known as Stalingrad, scene
      ple disaster that left 48 asylum          surrender and it was believed he could be                                                                                                               Russia party in an “All-Rus-       of the savage battle against
      seekers dead. Iranian-born Ali            wearing a suicide vest.                                                                                                                                 sia People’s Front”.               the German Nazis seen as a
      Khorram Heydarkhani, 40, was                  “It was a kill or capture mission. If there                                                                                                             “The ap-                                         turning
      detained by Indonesian autho-             was a possibility of a feasible surrender that                                                                                                          pearance of                                          point in WW
      rities on January 25 but only             would have occurred, but their protection,                                                                                                              this alliance                                        II.
      sent to Australia after overstay-         that is the protection of the force that went                                                                                                           will be ac-      Russia is heading into                  “If such a
      ing his visa. He was arrested by          into the compound, was uppermost in their
                                                minds,” said Holder.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        companied
                                                                                                                                                                                                        by attempts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         parliamentary polls in              force proves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             itself in De-
      the Australian Federal Police
      for alleged facilitation of the               In a statement to the New York Times, Bin                                                                                                           to      create   December followed by                c e m b e r. . .
      people smuggling venture that             Laden’s sons asked why their father “was                                                                                                                other elec-                                          then        of
      led to the tragedy last year. AFP         not arrested and tried in a court of law so                                                                                                             tion        al-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         presidential elections              course it can
                                                that the truth is revealed to the people.” AFP                                                                                                          liances, fo-     months later which                  become a
                                                                                                                                                                                                        rums in or-                                          platform for


                                                                  Europe tackles ‘dark side’ of open borders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         could see Medvedev
Bulgaria refused to                                                                                                                                                                                     der
                                                                                                                                                                                                        achieve
                                                                                                                                                                                                        maximum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and his Putin running.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             presidential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             elections,”

arrest Zawahiri: Report                                              Brussels, May 12              open border agreement.
                                                                                                      The European Commis-
                                                                                                                                      much ado about nothing,”
                                                                                                                                      he said.
                                                                                                                                                                      Danish decision, said it
                                                                                                                                                                      would “not hesitate to take
                                                                                                                                                                                                        results dur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ing       elec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        tions,” Medvedev said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gryzlov
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Observers say the com-
   Sofia, May 12                 the     counter-intelligence         Europe mulled on Thurs-      sion proposed last week to            “We don’t want to bring      action” should it conclude            “I believe that other po-      petition between the two
                                 services contacted the           day whether to resurrect in-     allow, as a last resort, the       back the borders,” Pind said,   that EU rules are breached.       litical structures, blocs, par-    men has been intensifying
    Bulgaria twice refused to    Egyptian embassy in Sofia.       ternal border checkpoints in     temporary return of border         adding that he hoped for “a        European home affairs          ties will also be trying to ful-   in the past months as
arrest and extradite Ayman          “We received from them        case it is overwhelmed by an     guards where faced with            very frank discussion on        commissioner Cecilia Mal-         ly participate in an election      Medvedev, 45, wants a sec-
al-Zawahiri, the deputy of       one picture and checked it       upsurge of migrants as Den-      sudden surges in migration,        some of the dark sides of the   stroem insisted border con-       campaign,” Medvedev told.          ond Kremlin term and
Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin        — this was the man. We           mark defended its sudden         or the failure of an EU state      open borders policy.”           trols should “only be rein-           “Not a single political        Putin, 58, shows no willing-
Laden and now the world’s        managed to embed one col-        decision to restore controls     to control its frontier with          German Interior Minister     troduced in the most excep-       force can consider itself a        ness to retire.
most wanted man, former          laborator close to him and       to fight crime.                  non-EU nations.                    Hans-Peter Friedrich said       tional circumstances, for a       dominant one but each                  Some observers have
high-ranking security offi-      receive more accurate infor-         On the sidelines of emer-       Denmark jumped the              his government was “a bit       limited period of time, and       should strive for maximum          said the creation of the Peo-
cials said on Thursday.          mation about his plans.”         gency talks between EU in-       gun on Wednesday with the          surprised,” by the Danish       in a coordinated manner at        success.”                          ple’s Front is a clear message
    In 1995, Bulgaria’s coun-       “It might sound strange,      terior ministers organised       announcement that it               move and Belgium’s Mel-         the level of the EU.”                 Russia is heading into         from Putin to Medve-dev
ter-intelligence received tip-   but he was just resting,         after a boatpeople crisis on     would restore customs con-         chior Wathelet said it was         A wave of migrants risk-       parliamentary polls in De-         that he wants to return to
offs that Zawahiri was stay-     meeting friends, visiting the    the Italian island of Lampe-     trols at its borders with Swe-     “certainly not the response”    ing their lives to cross the      cember followed by presi-          the post of head of state he
ing in a small mountain vil-     local mosque. We found out       dusa, Danish Integration         den and Germany within             required. European law-         Mediterrenean, combined           dential elections three            held from 2000-2008.
lage, according to Vladimir      that this was just a stop dur-   Minister Soren Pind said the     two or three weeks, under          makers were outraged.           with the rise of far-right par-   months later which could               He handed over the post
Manolov, counter-intelli-        ing his trip,” he said.          European Union needed a          pressure from the anti-im-            “If Denmark wants to         ties, has raised the spectre of   see both Medvedev and his          to his protege as the consti-
gence chief in 1994-95 in an        During the 20 days that       discussion about the “dark       migration far-right.               question the consensus in       a return to internal border       mentor Putin running.              tution forbade him from
interview with Darik radio.      Zawahiri spent in Bulgaria,      side” of open frontiers, such       Pind said his country was       Europe on this issue, then it   controls in the 25-nation             Medvedev spoke after           serving more than two con-
    At the time, the Egyptian    Sofia even received a war-       as cross-border crime.           merely deploying customs           should withdraw from the        Schengen        passport-free     Boris Gryzlov, the head of         secutive terms as president.
was wanted by Cairo for his      rant from Egypt for his              Struggling to deal with a    agents to check cars for           Schengen accord in which        travel area loved by EU citi-     United Russia, said that if            Gryzlov was one of sever-
alleged involvement of the       extradition. But the Bulgari-    wave of migrants fleeing         crimes such as drug traffick-      case Danish citizens would      zens and tourists alike.          the new coalition per-             al top United Russia officials
1981 assassination of presi-     an interior minister at the      conflicts in Tunisia and         ing, and that the goal was         quickly feel the disadvan-         France and Italy, bearing      formed well in the parlia-         who met Putin on Thursday
dent Anwar Sadat and a           time, Lyubomir Nachev, re-       Libya, and a big pressure-       not to check passports.            tages,” said the head of the    the brunt in recent weeks of      mentary elections it could         at his residence, where the
failed 1995 assassination at-    fused to act on it, pointing     point around the Greek              “I think that when this         conservative European Peo-      migrants from North Africa,       nominate a presidential            powerful premier said he
tempt against president          to a lack of an extradition      frontier with Turkey, the EU     model is studied carefully,        ple’s Party, Joseph Daul.       have lobbied intensively for      candidate as well.                 had spoken with Medvedev
Hosni Mubarak.                   treaty with Egypt, according     is debating whether to rein-     everyone will see that it is, if      The European Commis-         the temporary return of in-           Putin and Medvedev,            about his latest initiative
    According to Manolov,        to Manolov. AFP                  force its flagship Schengen      I may quote Shakespeare,           sion, which is reviewing the    ternal borders. AFP               seen as his junior partner in      and he supported it. AFP
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   NEWSDIGEST                                                                                                                                                                                        Christians petition
                                               US committed to bringing                                                                                                                              China parliament
                                               Mumbai attackers to justice
                                                  Washington, May 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                     for religious reform
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beijing, May 12               the rights to liberty of reli-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gious faith granted to our
                                                                                                                                                                                                        A group of underground        country’s Christians by the
                                                  As a US lawmaker suggested                                                                                                                         Chinese Christian churches       Constitution of the People’s
                                               that the Pakistan-based Haqq-                                                                                                                         has issued a defiant petition    Republic of China have
                                               ani terror network may have                                                                                                                           to the country’s parliament      not been put into practice,”
                                               had some “logistical role” be-                                                                                                                        demanding respect for their      said the petition, dated
                                               hind bombings in India, the US                                                                                                                        constitutional right to free-    May 10.
                                               reassured New Delhi it was                                                                                                                            dom of religion.                     It urged the parliament
                                               committed to bringing Mumbai                                                                                                                             The petition — signed by      to investigate the constitu-
                                               attackers to justice.                                                                                                                                 the pastors of 17 top unreg-     tionality of the govern-
                                                  “We sympathise with India,                                                                                                                         istered churches — was ad-       ment’s “religious manage-
   Sri Lankan Buddhist monks                   which has also been the victims                                                                                                                       dressed to Wu Bangguo,           ment” policy, which re-
   protest after the death of a col-           of terrorism, and we are com-                                                                                                                         chairman of China’s parlia-      stricts and suppresses reli-
   league Katukende Sirisumana                 mitted to bringing the perpetra-                                                                                                                      ment, urging the legislature     gious freedom through “po-
   and accused the government of               tors of the Mumbai attacks to                                                                                                                         to pass a law to protect reli-   litically-charged” govern-
   responsibility, in Colombo on               justice, and we call on other                                                                                                                         gious freedom in the offi-       ment-run churches.
   Thursday. Photo AFP                         countries to do the same,” State                                                                                                                      cially atheist country.              The petition also urged
                                               Department spokesman Mark                                                                                                                                It complained of an on-       a probe into efforts by au-
                                               Toner told reporters on Wednes-                                                                                                                       going nationwide crack-          thorities to shut down Bei-
   Bangladesh Supreme                          day.
                                                  The comments came as Mike
                                                                                                                                                                                                     down aimed at shutting
                                                                                                                                                                                                     down “underground” or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jing’s Shouwang Church, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      capital’s leading unregis-
   court bans fatwa                            Rogers, chairman of the House                                                                                                                         “home” churches.                 tered church with a congre-
      DHAKA: Bangladesh’s                      Permanent Select Committee                                                                                                                               In China, about 20 mil-       gation of more than 1,000,
      Supreme Court on Thursday                on Intelligence, voiced his con-                                                                                                                      lion     Protestants     and     largely business people and
      ruled against ‘fatwa’ (Islamic           cern about the Haqqani net-                                                                                                                           Catholics worship in official    academics.
      religious edict) being issued as         work at Washington-based                                                                                                                              churches, while member-              Since 2009, Beijing au-
      punishment against hapless               think tank Council on Foreign                                                                                                                         ship of “underground”            thorities have repeatedly
      women. The court modified                Relations (CFR). “We believe                                                                                                                          churches which refuse to         closed Shouwang’s places of
      a High Court verdict of 2001,            that they may have some logisti-                                                                                                                      bow to government controls       worship, put church leaders
      saying that no person can pro-           cal role in helping in the bomb-    A file photo of an Indian policeman stands guard outside the high court, where Md Ajmal Kasab’s,                  on religion has grown to an      under house arrest and de-
      nounce it (fatwa). It said “no           ings in India,” he said in re-      sole surviving gunman of the Mumbai attacks, appeal is being held, in Mumbai.                                     estimated 50 million.            tained hundreds of follow-
      punishment including physi-              sponse to a question.                                                                                                                                    The action was the first      ers who have had to resort
      cal violence or mental torture              Rogers, who is being briefed      time that the name of the            slapped sanctions against               organisation. As you know,          time so many unregistered        to worshipping outdoors,
      in any form can be imposed               regularly by the American intel-     Haqqani network has figured in       Badruddin Haqqani, a “danger-           we don’t generally talk about       churches had grouped to-         the petition said.
      or implicated on any body in             ligence agencies including the       any terror related activity in       ous” commander of the                   that process.”                      gether to publicly address           “We have observed the
      pursuance of fatwa,” Star                CIA, however did not specify         India.                               Haqqani group and a son of the              “Our actions are focused on     freedom of worship in the        conflict between state and
      Online, website of The Daily             any particular terrorist attacks        However, Toner said the US        group’s founder, Jalaluddin             targeting the key individuals       Communist country, said          church unfolding recently
      Star reported. IANS                      inside India, but apparently was     currently has no plans to desig-     Haqqani.                                within the Haqqani Network          the US-based rights group        in our capital Beijing and
                                               referring to the 2008 Mumbai         nate Haqqani network as a for-          “At this point there are no          and, again, isolating them, lim-    China Aid, which posted the      have so far seen no sign of
   Korea police probe                          terror attacks.
                                                  This is possibly for the first
                                                                                    eign terrorist organisation
                                                                                    (FTO), even as it on Wednesday
                                                                                                                         plans to designate the Haqqani
                                                                                                                         Network as a foreign terrorist
                                                                                                                                                                 iting their access to financing
                                                                                                                                                                 and et cetera,” he said. IANS
                                                                                                                                                                                                     petition on its website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        “For the last six decades,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the conflict being resolved,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the petition said. AFP
   Seoul explosions
      SEOUL: South Korean police
      on Thursday launched a sear-
      ch of major public transport
                                               Penalties in Cambodia’s                                                             India’s UPA govt outraged over Gandhi’s arrest
      hubs nationwide following
      two small explosions in Seoul.
      A blast believed to have been
                                               first anti-graft case                                                               STATE POLICE ARRESTED HIM AS HE TOOK PART IN PROTESTS BY FARMERS
      caused by a butane gas canis-               Phnom Penh, May 12                        A fourth suspect, the ex-prosecu-          New Delhi, May 12                                                                              ernment said. He was es-
      ter occurred at Seoul train sta-                                                  tor’s brother-in-law, remains at                                                                                                              corted to the capital and
      tion on Thursday, half an hour
      before a similar explosion at
                                                  A Cambodian former prosecutor         large and was sentenced to 18 years            India’s Congress party re-    ‘You are not recognised as a political leader in                 freed at about 2:00 am.
                                               was sentenced to 19 years in prison      in jail in absentia.                       acted with fury on Thursday                                                                            Despite the public anger,
      an express bus terminal in the           for corruption on Thursday, officials        All four were also ordered to pay      after police arrested senior      India till you are arrested,’ said Sanjay Kumar, a               Gandhi’s smiling face as he
      south of the city. No casualties
      were reported from the blasts
                                               said, in the first case brought by the
                                               country’s new anti-graft unit.
                                                                                        around $1,000 in compensation to
                                                                                        the victims, the prosecutor added.
                                                                                                                                   leader Rahul Gandhi, widely
                                                                                                                                   tipped as a future prime
                                                                                                                                                                     political analyst at the Centre for the Developing               was driven away by police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      was captured on most
      in luggage lockers, and dam-                Top Chan Sereivuth was convict-           The high-profile case was closely      minister, as he took part in      Societies think-tank in New Delhi.                               newspaper on Thursday
      age was minor. AFP                       ed of corruption, illegal detention      watched by observers to gauge              protests by farmers.                                                                               and the arrest might further
                                               and extortion, Pong Chan Soyut-          Cambodia’s commitment to tack-                 The 40-year-old scion of                                                                       burnish his leadership cre-
   Two Thai ‘Red Shirt’                        heara, the prosecutor at Pursat          ling corruption.                           the Nehru-Gandhi political        detained by police, reports     crime,”      said  Congress      dentials and popularity.
   leaders jailed                              court in western Cambodia, told.
                                                  Sereivuth’s two bodyguards were
                                                                                            Activist Chan Soveth of rights
                                                                                        group Adhoc said the conviction
                                                                                                                                   dynasty and son of Congress
                                                                                                                                   party president Sonia Gand-
                                                                                                                                                                     said.
                                                                                                                                                                        The arrest of Gandhi in
                                                                                                                                                                                                     spokesman Abhishek Manu
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Singhvi in New Delhi.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “You are not recognised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      as a political leader in India
      BANGKOK: Two leaders of                  sentenced to 15 and 16 years in jail     was “acceptable” and would serve           hi was briefly taken into         Uttar Pradesh has further          “The government of Ut-        till you are arrested,” said
      Thailand’s “Red Shirt” protest           for illegal detention and extortion,     as a warning to corrupt officials.         custody on Wednesday              poisoned relations between      tar Pradesh is greedy for        Sanjay Kumar, a political
      movement were sent to jail on            he said, as one of the world’s most          Cambodia was ranked 154th              night after he joined farmers     the state’s firebrand leader,   farmlands. They are attack-      analyst at the Centre for the
      Thursday on terrorism charges            corrupt nations tries to prove it is     worst out of 178 countries on anti-        protesting against the con-       chief minister Mayawati,        ing farmers, killing people,     Developing Societies think-
      after a court revoked their bail.        serious about fighting graft.            graft organisation Transparency In-        struction of a highway.           and the Congress party,         destroying crops. We will        tank in New Delhi.
      The court ruled that Jatuporn               The trio were arrested in Novem-      ternational’s most recent corrup-              On Thursday, other se-        which fiercely protects its     not let this happen,” he told.       “Getting arrested is like
      Prompan and Nisit Sinthuprai             ber after allegedly detaining two        tion perception index.                     nior political leaders trying     young leader’s image.              Gandhi, an Uttar Pradesh      receiving a medal for any
      violated the terms of their free-        men and extorting thousands of               Last year, the Cambodian parlia-       to join the protest, including       “How can the state gov-         ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     MP was detained because of       politician. It is their dream
      dom with remarks they made               dollars from them in an incident last    ment approved a long-awaited anti-         Arun Jaitley and Rajnath          ernment arrest Rahul Gand-      fears a rally he planned to      to lead a popular move-
      about the monarchy. AFP                  June, the head of the anti-graft unit,   corruption law that could see offi-        Singh from the Bharatiya          hi? He is fighting for the      hold on Thursday would           ment, stage protests, garner
                                               Om Yentieng, said at the time.           cials jailed for years if convicted. AFP   Janata Party (BJP), were also     farmers and that is not a       turn violent, the local gov-     mass support.” AFP



       CEMENTING BILATERAL TIES
                                                                                                    Bipasha dares truth
                                                                                                    in tapes with Amar
                                                                                                       New Delhi, May 12           the tapes involving the
                                                                                                                                   former Samajwadi Par-
                                                                                                       Bollywood actress           ty (SP) leader’s phone
                                                                                                    Bipasha Basu has react-        conversations        were
                                                                                                    ed strongly to the al-         barred from being pub-
                                                                                                    leged taped conversa-          lished in media until
                                                                                                    tion between her and           now, but the Supreme
                                                                                                    former Samajwadi Par-          Court lifted the ban on
                                                                                                    ty (SP) leader Amar            Wednesday. According
                                                                                                    Singh, and says she can        to reports, one of the
                                                                                                    ‘openly challenge’ any-        conversations involves
                                                                                                    one to prove that she is       Bipasha.
                                                                                                    the one in the tape.               “A celeb takes beat-
                                                                                                       “Pls request u all to       ings of all kinds but if
                                                                                                    go n hear d conversa-          my dignity is challeng-
                                                                                                    tion 1st n then if u still     ed, I am ready to take
                                                                                                    think its me, I openly         this issue up in a
                                                                                                    challenge anyone to            stronger      manner!...
                                                                                                    prove it is me!” Bipasha       Sensationalising
                                                                                                    posted on her Twitter          ridiculous and untrue
       Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (left) speaks to Afghan President                       page on Thursday.              stories is not ethical at
       Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Thursday. Photo AFP                         The transcripts of          all,” she added. IANS




New setbacks at Japan Fukushima nuclear plant
   Tokyo, May 12                leak into the Pacific as food   out the plant’s water cooling      The water level had fall-       than previously reported”.
                                safety concerns widened,        systems, leading fuel rods      en below the bottom end of             “As the fuel rods were ful-
   Japan’s stricken Fuku-       with Greenpeace reporting       inside several reactors to      the four-metre long nuclear        ly exposed and subsequent-
shima nuclear plant has         above-limit radiation in        partially melt and sparking     fuel rods, leaving them fully      ly melted, it is highly likely
been hit by new setbacks, its   seaweed and a region south      explosions.                     exposed to the air.                that the core’s integrity is
operator said on Thursday,      of Tokyo issuing a similar         Workers have since              However, the vessel’s rel-      compromised and that
including a water leak from     warning about tea.              doused reactors and fuel        atively low outside temper-        there is a larger amount of
a reactor vessel and another       The update from Tokyo        rod pools with water to stop    ature of 100-120 degrees           melted fuel at the bottom of
spill of contaminated water     Electric Power Company          them from overheating and       Celsius indicated that the         the reactor pressure vessel,”
into the ocean.                 (TEPCO) came as emer-           releasing      far    greater   rods had now dropped to            said Jan Beranek, the
   The government ordered       gency crews battle to bring     amounts of radiation.           the bottom of the vessel and       group’s international nu-
the cull of thousands of cat-   the tsunami-hit and radia-         TEPCO on Thursday said       were submerged under wa-           clear campaign leader.
tle and other livestock         tion-leaking atomic plant       new measurements taken          ter, TEPCO said.                       The dousing operations -
roaming the 20-kilometre        into stable “cold shutdown”     after workers in protective        Environmental group             - in which tens of thousands
evacuation zone around the      some time between Octo-         suits fixed gauges in the       Greenpeace said the news           of tons of water have been
nuclear plant, which was        ber and January.                badly-hit reactor one build-    showed that at least some          injected with fire trucks,
abandoned when the disas-          The giant ocean wave         ing had indicated that the      earlier water level readings       concrete boom pumps and
ter started two months ago.     triggered by the massive        water pumped into the           had been entirely wrong            other systems -- have creat-
   Japan apologised to its      magnitude-9.0         seabed    pressure vessel had quickly     and that “the situation is         ed massive amounts of con-
neighbours about the toxic      quake on March 11 knocked       leaked out.                     clearly far more serious           taminated runoff water. AFP
 “
      SOME IMPROVEMENT HAS
      TAKEN PLACE, BUT I EXPECTED
      A LITTLE MORE. — MUKHERJEE

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        IF WE EMBRACE THIS DEAL, WE
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ARE CONFIDENT THAT THE FUTURE
                                                                                                                                                                                                        WILL LOOK GOOD. — MCCLUSKEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ”
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                                       IMF reviews                                                                                   CONFERENCE ON ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION IN SHANGHAI


                                       income position,
                                       lending rates
                                          Independent News Service                   A work programme is underway
                                          Port Louis, May 12                     for the IMF Executive Board to es-
                                                                                 tablish new rules and regulations
                                           The Executive Board of the Inter-     for this endowment and to consider
                                       national Monetary Fund (IMF) has          possible uses for the additional
                                       completed its annual review of the        windfall profit from the gold sales.
                                       Fund’s income position for the fi-            The IMF charges member coun-
 Nissan vehicles are displayed at      nancial years ending April 30, 2011       tries a basic rate of charge on use of
 a showroom in Yokohama on             (fiscal year 2011) and April 30, 2012     IMF credit, which is determined as
 Thursday. Nissan returned to          (fiscal year 2012), and set the mar-      the SDR interest rate plus a margin
 the black in January-March            gin for the lending rate for IMF          expressed in basis points. The Exec-
 despite the impact of a               credit for fiscal year 2012.              utive Board agreed to maintain the
 devastating earthquake, tsuna-            In the fiscal year 2011 net opera-    margin for this rate of charge un-
 mi on production. Photo AFP           tional income is projected at SDR         changed at 100 basis points.
                                       292 million ($467 million), before            Projections for fiscal year 2012
                                       taking account of income from             point to a net operational income
 China’s Baidu loses                   surcharges applied to higher access
                                       borrowing from the Fund that
                                                                                 position of SDR 482 million ($770
                                                                                 million), before taking account of
 copyright case: Report                are estimated at SDR 497 million          income from surcharges estimated
   BEIJING: Chinese web giant          ($794 million).                           at SDR 981 million ($1.6 billion).
   Baidu has been ordered to pay           This outturn, and that projected          The projections are subject to a
   damages of more than                for fiscal year 2012 will help build      high degree of uncertainty and
   $75,000, the maximum penalty        the International Monetary Fund’s         are sensitive to the timing and                     An exhibitor demonstrates a robot's visual recognition capabilities at the 2011 IEEE International
   available, to a literary website    precautionary balances, which are         amounts of disbursements under                      Conference on Robotics and Automation in Shanghai on Thursday.The theme for this year conference
   after losing a copyright suit,      needed to mitigate the institution’s      approved arrangements included in                   is‘Better Robots, Better Life’ . Photo AFP
   state media reported on             exposure to credit risks, in line with    the projections, possible new
   Thursday. A Shanghai court          the Executive Board’s assessment in       arrangements, and the perfor-
   has ruled that Baidu should
   pay 500,000 yuan ($76,950) in
   compensation to Shanda Lit-
                                       September 2010.
                                           Fiscal year 2011 net income
                                       also includes gold profits of about
                                                                                 mance of the Fund’s investment
                                                                                 portfolio, said the International
                                                                                 Monetary Fund.
                                                                                                                              Saudi Arabia has provided soft loans to 95 nations
   erature, a content provider         SDR 3.1 billion ($5 billion) from the         The Executive Board also adopt-             Istanbul, May 12              Countries (LDCs), the coun-     life for their people.            velopment process in those
   website, for violating the com-     recently concluded limited gold           ed a number of other decisions that                                           try has provided assistance         “It is disturbing to note     countries.
   pany’s copyright, the Global        sales programme, which began in           have a bearing on the Fund’s fi-                Saudi Arabia has provid-      and soft loans over the past    that the LDCs are currently          The country has provid-
   Times said. “Baidu indirectly       fiscal year 2010.                         nances including the transfer of             ed assistance and soft loans     three decades benefiting 95     experiencing rapid popula-        ed a total of about $100 bil-
   infringed on the copyrights of          The gold sales, a central element     amounts attributable to net opera-           over the past 30 years to 95     developing countries.           tion growth compounded            lion in non-recoverable aid
   Shanda Literature as it did not     of the Fund’s new income model,           tional income and surcharges in fis-         developing countries, a             Saudi Press Agency said      with problems of backward-        and soft loans from which
   remove unauthorised literary        will fund an endowment and also           cal year 2011 to the Fund’s invest-          minister said.                   that the minister was speak-    ness, poverty, unemploy-          95 developing countries
   works from its website imme-        increase the International Mone-          ment account, placement of net in-              Minister of state for for-    ing at the fourth UN Confer-    ment and illiteracy” the          have benefited and this as-
   diately after being informed by     tary Fund’s resources for lending to      come to the Fund’s reserves, and to          eign affairs Nizar bin Obeid     ence on the LDCs. Madani        minister was quoted as say-       sistance has covered basic
   Shanda,” read the verdict. Chi-     low-income countries under a strat-       continue special charges on certain          Madani said here that as         said LDCs are facing numer-     ing by SPA. He said that Sau-     development sectors such
   na’s copyright law states that      egy endorsed by the IMF Executive         overdue obligations, said the Wash-          part of its responsibility to-   ous challenges in their en-     di Arabia has shown great         as health, education and in-
   violators have to pay the           Board in July 2009.                       ington based agency.                         wards the Least Developed        deavour to ensure a decent      concern to further the de-        frastructure, he added. IANS


                                                                                                                                                                                                             Agreement reached
   amount of money equal to
   losses suffered by the copy-
   right owner or profits the of-
                                       Australia, India launch free trade talks
                                                                                                                                                                                                             in BA dispute
   fender gained through illegal
   actions, with a maximum set
   at 500,000 yuan. AFP                   Sydney, May 12                         showing that a deal would boost          nomic objectives set by the Aus-           costs crimped expansion.
                                                                                 Australian gross domestic product        tralia-India Strategic Partnership             The March figure exceeded ana-
 Hong Kong regulator                       Australia and India launched
                                       talks on establishing a Free Trade
                                                                                 by $32 billion over 20 years.
                                                                                    It also said Indian growth would
                                                                                                                          agreed in November 2009,” said
                                                                                                                          Emerson. Emerson and Sharma
                                                                                                                                                                     lysts’ expectations of a 3.8-per cent
                                                                                                                                                                     hike, and was higher than growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                London, May 12

 fines Merrill unit                    Agreement (FTA) aimed at greater
                                       economic integration between the
                                                                                 increase by $34 billion in the same
                                                                                 period. “The extremely strong
                                                                                                                          will meet again at the OECD Minis-
                                                                                                                          terial Council in Paris later this
                                                                                                                                                                     in February of 3.65 per cent, but ex-
                                                                                                                                                                     pansion remains far below the level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 An agreement has been reached to end the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             long-running dispute between British Airways
   HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s              two countries.                            growth in recent years in trade and      month where they will continue             of last year when it was clocked at     and its cabin crew, the Unite union and the air-
   market regulator said on                Negotiations took place be-                                                                                               15.5 per cent. Manufacturing out-       line said on Thursday.
   Thursday it had fined a unit of     tween Australian trade minister                                                                                               put, which accounts for 80 per cent         The agreement will now be put to a postal
   Bank of America-Merrill Lynch       Craig Emerson and his Indian                                                                                                  of the industrial output index, rose    ballot of about 10,000 union members, who are
   HK$3 million ($386,000) for         counterpart Anand Sharma on               Negotiations took place between Australian trade minister                           by 7.9 per cent in March, about half    expected to accept the deal.
   “inadequate systems” over the
   sale of two index-linked notes
                                       Thursday with the focus on broad-         Craig Emerson and his Indian counterpart Anand Sharma                               the level of a year ago.                    Unite said that under the deal, BA will agree
                                       ening the base of merchandise                                                                                                     Economists were surprised by        to restore travel concessions to staff who went
   in 2007. The Securities and Fu-     trade and removing barriers to ser-       on Thursday with the focus on broadening the base of                                the sudden spike in industrial ac-      on strike — the issue at the heart of the dispute
   tures Commission (SFC) said a
   probe found Merrill Lynch
                                       vices trade.
                                           India is Australia’s third-largest,
                                                                                 merchandise trade and removing barriers to services trade                           tivity, but warned that local firms
                                                                                                                                                                     would continue to face difficulty in
                                                                                                                                                                                                             — and to award some employees top-up pay-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ments. Strikes sparked by the dispute, which
   (Asia Pacific) Ltd had failed to    and fastest growing, export market,                                                                                           boosting output because of tight        has last nearly two years, cost British Airways
   properly assess the financial       with Aus$19.8 billion ($21 billion)                                                                                           lending practices, lower margins        150 million pounds in 2010.
   situation and investment ob-        worth of goods and services sent in       investment ties with India will con-     their discussions. Asia is Australia’s     and rising commodity prices.                Unite leader Len McCluskey said: “We are
   jectives of more than 40 of 72      2009-10. Demand for Australian            tinue, increasing both in pace and       key export market, with China its              India’s finance minister Pranab     recommending this deal because we believe it
   customers who made the in-          commodities such as gold, coal,           scope,” he said in a statement.          largest partner.                           Mukherjee said the rise in factory      is an honourable settlement”.
   vestments. Hong Kong’s mar-         and copper is driving trade al-              He underlined the importance             Meanwhile, India’s industrial           output growth signalled the start of        “If we embrace this we are confident that
   ket regulator requires financial    though education is worth Aus$3           of achieving a high-quality, truly-      output rose by 7.3 per cent in             a sustained upturn in industrial ac-    the future will look good.” A BA spokesman
   advisers to assess the client’s     billion, a figure that is growing.        liberalising trade deal that sup-        March after growth of double that          tivity. “Some improvement has tak-      said: "On behalf of our customers, we are very
   investment knowledge and ex-            Emerson said a comprehensive          ported the multilateral trading sys-     in the same month last year, data          en place, but I expected a little       pleased the threat of industrial action has been
   perience, and be satisfied that     FTA would work for both countries         tem. “The FTA negotiations form          showed on Thursday, as higher in-          more,” Mukherjee told reporters in      lifted and that we have reached a point where
   they understand the risks in-       with a feasibility study last year        an important part of the wider eco-      terest rates and rising material           New Delhi on Thursday. AFP              we can put this dispute behind us. AFP
   volved before certain products


                                       Japan current account surplus down Value of pirated software
   are sold to them. “The SFC was
   also concerned that key prod-
   uct information was only pro-



                                                                                                                                                                            nearly $59 billion: Study
   vided to clients after they had
   agreed to invest in the index-         Tokyo, May 12                 with the rest of the world —   ports falling by 1.4 per cent       investment and businesses,
   linked notes and that Merrill                                        stood at 1.68 trillion yen     despite a 16.6 per cent rise        said UBS economist Daiju
   Lynch kept inadequate docu-            Japan’s current account       ($20.7 billion) in the         in imports. The finance             Aoki. “The impact of the
   mentation to explain the ratio-     surplus in March shrank by       month. The 9.0-magnitude       ministry also said in a sepa-       disaster was bigger than ex-
   nale behind the advice they         34.3 per cent from a year        quake and ensuing tsuna-       rate report on Thursday             pected” in March and April,         Washington, May 12                     study found.
   had given to their customers,”      earlier, data showed on          mi damaged supply chains       that Japan fell into a trade        he said, while predicting                                                      Central and Eastern Europe and
   the SFC said in a statement. AFP    Thursday, underlining the        and crippled a nuclear         deficit in the first 20 days of     the Japanese economy                The commercial value of pirated        Latin America had the world’s highest
                                       impact of a quake and            power plant operated by        April. Japan ran a deficit of       would still recover late this    software increased by 14 per cent last    piracy rate, with 64 per cent of PC
 Takeda to buy Swiss                   tsunami on the world’s           Tokyo Electric Power, caus-    786.8 billion yen for the 20        year. “We can expect a           year to nearly $59 billion, with emerg-   software pirated, while North Ameri-
 drugmaker for $12bn                   third-largest economy.
                                          The plunge in the sur-
                                                                        ing rolling power outages.
                                                                           The worst natural disas-
                                                                                                       days, reversing a surplus of
                                                                                                       154.6 billion yen in the
                                                                                                                                           strong recovery from mid-
                                                                                                                                           May onward. It would be
                                                                                                                                                                            ing economies accounting for over
                                                                                                                                                                            half the total, according to a study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ca had the lowest, with 21 per cent,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the study found.
   TOKYO: Japan’s top drugmak-         plus followed a three per        ter to hit Japan since World   same period last year.              just temporary even if           published on Thursday.                        Software piracy was also found
   er Takeda Pharmaceutical has        cent rise in February.           War II has sent industrial        Exports fell by 12.7 per         Japan falls into a deficit.”        Businesses       and     consumers     to be rampant in the Asia-Pacific
   reached a $12 billion deal to          “While imports grew, ex-      output, household spend-       cent year-on-year, the                 The current account           around the world bought $95 billion       region, with a piracy rate of 60 per
   buy Swiss drugmaker Ny-             ports fell due to the impact     ing and consumer senti-        sharpest fall since October         measures trade in goods,         worth of legal personal computer          cent, followed by The Middle East
   comed, a report said on Thurs-      of the East Japan Great          ment falling at record rates   1-20 in 2009, while imports         services, tourism and in-        (PC) software in 2010, according to       with 58 per cent and Western Europe
   day. Takeda has struck a basic      Earthquake,” the ministry        in March, derailing an eco-    rose by 14.2 per cent.              vestment. It is calculated       the Business Software Alliance (BSA),     with 33 per cent.
   agreement and is expected to        said in a monthly report,        nomic recovery.                   “If exports keep falling at      by determining the differ-       but they installed another $58.8 bil-         And while the US was tied with
   make a formal announcement          referring to the March 11           Thursday’s data showed      this pace, it may lead to a         ence between Japan’s in-         lion in pirated software.                 Japan for the lowest piracy rate, at 20
   soon, the Nikkei business daily     disaster. The surplus in the     that Japan’s trade surplus     deficit in the current ac-          come from foreign sources           “This means that for every dollar      per cent, it ranked at the top in terms
   said in its evening edition. It     current account — the            tumbled by 77.9 per cent to    count in April” even with           against payments on for-         spent on legitimate software in 2010,     of the commercial value of pirated PC
   will be the largest ever acquisi-   broadest measure of trade        240.3 billion yen with ex-     robust returns on overseas          eign obligations. AFP            an additional 63 cents worth of unli-     software, estimated at $9.5 billion. It
   tion by a Japanese drugmaker                                                                                                                                             censed software also made its way         was followed by China, with $7.8 bil-
   and make Takeda the world’s            D I L B E RT                                                                                                                      into the market,” the BSA said.           lion, and Russia, with $2.8 billion.
   10th largest pharmaceutical                                                                                                                                                 At $31.9 billion, emerging                 The study was carried out with
   company, it said. Takeda cur-                                                                                                                                            economies accounted for over half         technology research firm IDC and
   rently ranks around 15th glob-                                                                                                                                           the commercial value of pirated soft-     covered 116 countries and regions.
   ally. Privately held Nycomed                                                                                                                                             ware last year, the BSA said in its       The piracy rate dropped last year in
   has strong sales in emerging                                                                                                                                             eighth Global Software Piracy Study.      51 of the 116 areas studied and went
   markets and Takeda has                                                                                                                                                      While PC shipments to emerging         up in 15, the BSA said. It said the most
   agreed to purchase the shares                                                                                                                                            economies accounted for half              common form of software piracy was
   from investment funds, as it                                                                                                                                             the world’s total last year, the value    to buy a single copy of software and
   looks to boost its presence in                                                                                                                                           of paid software licenses in those        install it on multiple computers, a
   these markets, it said without                                                                                                                                           economies accounted for less than         practice which 51 per cent of PC users
   citing sources. Drugmakers                                                                                                                                               20 per cent of the world total, the       surveyed in emerging markets mis-
   around the world are looking                                                                                                                                             study said.                               takenly believe is legal.
   to expand their revenues from                                                                                                                                               While the value of pirated software        “There’s an awareness gap where
   fast-growing economies as                                                                                                                                                rose, the global piracy rate for PC       many people don’t even understand
   market growth is slowing in                                                                                                                                              software dropped by a single percent-     that they’re stealing software,” BSA
   rich countries, it added. AFP                                                                                                                                            age point in 2010 to 42 per cent, the     president Matt Reid said. AFP
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                                                  Africa opts for Indian enterprise                                                                                                                                                     must fix
                                                  INDIAN BUSINESS INVESTMENTS HAVE CREATED A LARGE NUMBER OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICANS                                                                                             banks: IMF
                                                     Addis Ababa, May 12              and Africa,” Christos said dur-      ture, manufacturing, telecom,       said Sudhir Devare, director        with Africa it has been very very       Frankfurt, May 12
                                                                                      ing a two-day seminar here           infrastructure,” Christos said.     general of ICWA, a think tank of    supportive of our struggle
                                                     With Indian firms having in-     that started on Wednesday               In Ethiopia alone, the minis-    the external affairs ministry.      against colonial rule and                The International Mone-
                                                  vested over $25 billion in          evening. The seminar was or-         ter said, the quantum of invest-        Agreeing with the remarks,      apartheid,” Negga, also a law-       tary Fund is urging to push
                                                  Africa, the continent looks for-    ganised by the Indian Council        ment by Indian firms had in-        Sebhat Negga, executive direc-      maker, said. He said India may       shaky banks to strengthen
                                                  ward to furthering ties with In-    of World Affairs (ICWA) ahead        creased from $500 million five      tor of the co-host of the event,    have been a late-comer vis-a-        their finances as the best
                                                  dia that date back to more than     of the two-day Africa-India          years ago to $4.5 million today,    the Ethiopian International In-     vis some other countries such        way to keep the debt crisis
                                                  two millennia, a top Ethiopian      Summit to be inaugurated by          and said his country looked         stitute for Peace and Develop-      as China in engaging with            in Greece, Portugal and Ire-
                                                  leader said here.                   Prime Minister Manmohan              forward to more for the mutual      ment, said ties between India       Africa, but also firmly believed     land from hitting a growing
                                                     “Ties between Africa and In-     Singh here on May 24.                benefit of the two nations.         and Africa took on a new di-        “this should not be a problem”.      eurozone economy.
                                                  dia date back over 2,000 years         Titled “Africa and India: A          “The increased flow of tech-     mension after 2008. His refer-         “We should ask ourselves, if          The Washington, DC-
                                                  and the civilisations of India      Partnership for Development          nical and financial resources to    ence was to the first India-        we are good partners”, he said,      based international organi-
    A SingTel signage pictured in                 and Africa have been united by      and Growth”, the seminar was         Africa will build infrastructure    Africa Forum Summit in New          asking the African nations “to       sation says stress tests are a
    front of the company's building               the India Ocean over many           intended to give some mean-          increase industrialisation, ex-     Delhi in April 2008, which set a    put our houses in order” to en-      key opportunity to fix banks
    compound in Singapore on                      centuries,” said Ethiopian state    ingful suggestions to the lead-      pand employment opportuni-          new agenda for engagement           gage better with India. The or-      by forcing those found to be
    Thursday. Singapore                           minister for foreign affairs        erships of the two sides.            ties and promote free and fair      between the two sides, in areas     ganisers said the event was in       weak to raise new capital,
    Telecommunications said its                   Berhane Gebre-Christos.                “Indian business invest-          trade among our countries,” he      that stretched from technology      the nature of an academic con-       which can be done by in-
    annual fourth-quarter net prof-                  “Today, the rapid emer-          ments have created a large           stated. The seminar is of partic-   and infrastructure to social de-    ference with experts drawn           vestors or government
    it fell by 2.3 per cent. Photo AFP            gence of India as a major power     number of job opportunities          ular significance as “Africa and    velopment and culture.              from areas such as strategic af-     stumping in more money.
                                                  in the globalised world has         for Africans. Indian entrepre-       India stand on the threshold of         “India today is an economic     fairs, banking, gender issues, fi-       The issue is important to
                                                  prompted growing interest in        neurs have invested more than        a new awakening and con-            power, growing rapidly. At the      nance, policy, education, for-       the rest of the economy be-
    HSBC shares fall after                        the relationship between India      $25 billion in Africa in agricul-    sciousness about each other”,       same time, it has historical ties   eign relations and history. IANS     cause a number of banks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hold Greek, Irish and Por-
    cost-cut plans
                                                  Oil extends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tuguese debt, complicating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        efforts to resolve those
      HONG KONG: Shares in HSBC
      fell in Hong Kong on Thursday,
                                                                                                             SAHARA HOTEL & CASINO TO CLOSE DOWN                                                                                        countries debt problems. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        default or restructuring of
      a day after the banking giant
      announced plans to slash
      costs by up to $3.5 billion by
                                                  slump as                                                                                                                                                                              that debt could hit banks so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hard they wouldn’t be able
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to loan money to compa-

                                                  equities slide
      2013 and said it was consider-
      ing selling its US branch net-                                                                                                                                                                                                    nies, spreading financial
      work. The heavyweight player                                                                                                                                                                                                      trouble to the wider econo-
      shed 1.27 per cent to HK$81.80                                                                                                                                                                                                    my. IMF estimates that the
      ($10.53) by midday as the                      London, May 12                                                                                                                                                                     countries that use the euro
      broader Hang Seng Index fell                                                                                                                                                                                                      will see growth of 1.7 per
      by 0.83 per cent. The bank,                    World oil prices slumped further on                                                                                                                                                cent this year and 1.9 per
      which survived the 2008 global              Thursday, in line with sliding global stock                                                                                                                                           cent next year, if debt crisis
      financial crisis without state              markets, and after the International Energy                                                                                                                                           don’t derail the economy.
      aid unlike many of its rivals,              Agency (IEA) lowered its outlook for global                                                                                                                                               “Financial linkages be-
      said Wednesday it would seek                demand.                                                                                                                                                                               tween countries with sover-
      to save $2.5-$3.5 billion in                   New York’s main contract, light sweet                                                                                                                                              eign debt troubles and the
      costs within two years. Its new             crude for June, known as West Texas Inter-                                                                                                                                            rest of Europe could poten-
      chief executive Stuart Gulliver             mediate (WTI), dived as low as $96.51 per                                                                                                                                             tially pose more risk to the
      said the savings would be                   barrel — reaching a level last seen on March                                                                                                                                          outlook,” the IMF said in its
      ploughed back into fast-grow-               16. It later stood at $96.70, down by $1.51                                                                                                                                           regional economic outlook
      ing markets around the world,               from Wednesday’s close.                                                                                                                                                               for Europe released on
      especially in Asia. AFP                        Brent North Sea crude for delivery in                                                                                                                                              Thursday.
                                                  June fell by $1.01 to $111.56 a barrel in late                                                                                                                                            With banks holding
    Saab deal with Hawtai                         morning London deals.
                                                     Asian and European equities tumbled on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        bonds from indebted coun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tries, “a shock to confidence
    terminated: Sypker                            Thursday, after a sharp overnight sell-off on
                                                  Wall Street caused by heavy falls in com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        could       spread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        throughout Europe.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               quickly
      THE HAGUE: Saab and its                     modities as lingering concerns over Euro-                                                                                                                                                 The European banking
      owner Dutch company Spyker                  pean debt boosted the dollar.                                                                                                                                                         regulator is running stress
      on Thursday announced that a                   “We are still tracking the broader market                                                                                                                                          tests on banks, with results
      150-million-euro bailout deal               this morning with oil featuring on the                     A general view of the NASCAR Cafe at the Sahara Hotel & Casino on Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada.The                        due in June. A set of tests last
      with the Hawtai Motor Group                 downside,” VTB Capital commodities ana-                    Sahara's current owner SBE Entertainment Group plans to close the 1,720-room resort, which first                           year was regarded as too
      had been terminated after the               lyst Andrey Kryuchenkov said.                              opened on May 16, 1952. Photo AFP                                                                                          easy to restore confidence
      Chinese company failed to ob-                  “The IEA’s monthly report added some                                                                                                                                               in the system. AFP
      tain all necessary consents.                pressure, especially to WTI prices, after the

                                                                                                     France cancels all of Togo’s debt, says finance minister Ayassor
      The deal announced on May 3                 OECD energy advisor lowered its 2011 de-
      with Hawtai was expected to                 mand forecast for the first time this year, cit-
      see a 120 million euro invest-              ing emerging evidence of slowing demand
      ment from the Chinese car                   due to elevated prices in North America.”             Lome, May 12                 on Wednesday between            Paris Club," Ayassor said on     debt relief on a bilateral ba-    clines in cotton production
      maker for a maximum equity                     In earlier Asian deals, crude futures had                                       France's ambassador and         state radio.                     sis to Togo amounting to          and a stagnant phosphate
      stake of 29.9 per cent in Spyk-             rebounded, after plunging on Wednesday                France has decided to        Togo finance minister Adji         The Paris Club is an in-      $404 million. The moves           industry in recent years
      er, and a further 30 million eu-            on signs of faltering demand in the United         cancel all of Togo's debt,      Ayassor to cancel 101.1 mil-    formal group of 19 creditor      come after the poor nation        have contributed to its eco-
      ros in the form of a con-                   States and China, which are the world’s top        amounting to some 100 mil-      lion euros in debt.             countries and includes the       of some 6.6 million people        nomic struggles. Reforms
      vertable loan agreement, to fi-             oil-consuming nations. However on Thurs-           lion euros, in a bid to en-        "This agreement, under       world's most industrialised      took significant steps to-        have been underway to
      nance the ailing Saab. AFP                  day, the Paris-based IEA cut its outlook for       courage the West African        which France has cancelled      nations. The group decided       ward poverty reduction and        strengthen the banking sec-
                                                  global oil demand by 190,000 barrels per           nation to pursue economic       100 percent of Togo's debt,     in December to cancel $203       economic reforms, the Paris       tor, clean up public finances
    BT profit up by 50pc                          day because of high prices and unexpected-         reforms, the finance minis-     puts in practice France's       million in debt to Togo.         Club has said.                    and improve operations at
    on cost cuts, lower tax                       ly weak growth in rich countries.
                                                     “Forecast global oil product demand
                                                                                                     ter here said on Thursday.
                                                                                                        The deal was signed
                                                                                                                                     commitment to carry out
                                                                                                                                     recommendations of the
                                                                                                                                                                        Countries also indicated
                                                                                                                                                                     they intended to provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The country relies heavi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ly on agriculture, while de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the port, an important as-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        pect of the economy. AFP
      LONDON: British telecoms                    growth for 2011 is trimmed on persistent
      group BT said on Thursday
      that annual net profits surged
      by nearly 50 per cent, lifted by
                                                  high prices and weaker IMF GDP projec-
                                                  tions for advanced economies,” the IEA
                                                  said, putting total demand in 2011 at 89.2
                                                                                                     Yahoo! shares drop as
      massive cost-cutting, lower
      taxes and and keen demand
      for broadband Internet ser-
                                                  million barrels per day.
                                                     Commenting on sharp falls in the price
                                                  of oil at the beginning of May, the IEA said:
                                                                                                     Alibaba service spins off
      vices. Earnings after taxation              “A faltering economic recovery, stronger              San Francisco, May 12        mostly by Alibaba chief ex-
      jumped to 1.5 billion pounds                dollar and speculative commodity sell-off                                          ecutive Jack Ma.
      in the group’s financial year to            were variously cited as underpinning the              Yahoo! stock sank on            The restructuring was
      the end of March. That com-                 correction. “True, renewed concerns about          news that Alibaba has spun      done "to expedite obtain-
      pared with 1.028 billion                    the economic impact of high prices and             its online payment busi-        ing an essential regulatory
      pounds in 2009/2010. Sales                  shaky economic statistics from the US, Chi-        ness out of reach of the US     license," Yahoo! said in
      however slipped by nearly four              na and Germany may have contributed to a           Internet pioneer, which         the filing. The licence pur-
      per cent to 20.1 billion pounds,            degree of profit taking. “But as the dust set-     owns a large stake in Chi-      portedly at issue was one
      which was roughly in line with              tles, prices have again begun to creep high-       na's leading search service.    required by the People's
      the group’s guidance. But op-               er.” The IEA added: “The market bull run              Shares dropped by more       Bank of China to offer fi-
      erating costs tumbled by 1.15               may have legs for a while longer.”                 than seven per cent to          nancial services in that
      billion pounds, or six per cent,               Oil prices also came under pressure this        $17.18 a share in trading on    country, according to an in-
      to 17.542 billion pounds. BT                week after the US Department of Energy’s           the NASDAQ exchange             vestors note from Citi ana-
      added that net profits more                 latest weekly report on energy reserves,           through the day in the wake     lyst Mark Mahaney.
      than doubled to 472 million                 which another increase in crude stockpiles         of the news. California-           The Chinese bank's
      pounds in the fourth quarter                and an unexpected rise in gasoline reserves.       based Yahoo! filed paper-       deadline for obtaining
      despite a 5.6-per cent drop in                 Data showing China’s inflation rate still       work on Tuesday notifying       the necessary license is re-
      revenues to 5.1 billion pounds.             well above government’s target also sparked        the US Securities and Ex-       portedly         September,
      “We have consolidated our po-               fresh concerns that Beijing will invoke fur-       change Commission that          prompting curiosity as to
      sition as the leading provider              ther cooling measures. This could slow             ownership of the Alipay         why Alibaba moved so
      of broadband in the UK,” said               down growth in the world’s second-largest          service was shifted to a Chi-   quickly to get Alipay stock
      BT CEO Ian Livingston. AFP                  economy and affect demand for oil. AFP             nese company owned              away from Yahoo!. AFP



 Cyber scams rife at social networks: Microsoft
   San Francisco, May 12          centre manager Vinny Gul-        sonation,” it said.               formed with intelligence        crosoft. Detections of soft-
                                  lotto said in the Security In-      “These techniques add          about a target’s environ-       ware crafted to infect ma-
   Social networks are “lu-       telligence Report.               to an existing list of social     ment pursue high-value          chines with pop-up adver-
crative hot beds” for cyber           Phishing using social        engineering techniques,           targets with large payoffs,”    tisements rose by 70 per
scams as crooks endeavor          networking as a “lure” rep-      such as financial and prod-       the report said.                cent from the middle of last
to dupe members of online         resented 84.5 per cent of all    uct promotions, to extort            “On the other side, there    year to the end of Decem-
communities, according to         such trickery in December        money or trick users into         are cyber criminals using       ber, the report indicated.
a security report released        as compared with 8.3 per         downloading         malicious     more accessible attack             Rogue security software,
on Thursday.                      cent at the start of 2010, ac-   content.” Social engineer-        methods, including social       referred to as “scareware,”
   “Phishing” attacks that        cording to the report.           ing is a reference to fooling     engineering tactics and         was one of the most com-
use seemingly legitimate              Microsoft analysed data      people to access machines         leveraging exploits created     mon ways for cyber crimi-
messages to trick people          gathered from more than          or data instead of trying to      by the more skilled crimi-      nals worldwide to bilk
into clicking on booby-           600 million computer sys-        hack into networks using          nals, to take a small amount    people out of money and
trapped links, buying bogus       tems worldwide from July         software skills.                  of money from a large num-      steal information from
software, or revealing infor-     through December of last            Microsoft noticed a “po-       ber of people.”                 computers. Computer users
mation rocketed by 1,200          year for the semi-annual         larisation” of cyber criminal        Criminals used mali-         were advised to guard
per cent at social networks       study. “The popularity of        behavior and a surge in the       cious software to trick peo-    against threats by keeping
last year, it said. “We contin-   social networking sites has      use of “marketing-like” de-       ple with false advertise-       programs updated, using
ue to see cyber criminals         created new opportunities        ception tactics to steal          ments, fake security soft-      reputable security software,
evolve attack methods such        for cyber criminals to not       money from people.                ware, and pay-per-click         and not clicking links
as a significant rise in social   only directly impact users,         “On one side, highly so-       schemes that generate cash      or opening files without
network phishing,” Mi-            but also friends, colleagues     phisticated criminals skilled     when Internet links are acti-   making certain they are
crosoft malware protection        and family through imper-        at creating exploits and in-      vated, according to Mi-         safe. AFP
  “
       IT'S ALWAYS A NICE FEELING TO
       WIN THE TITLE AND THE FANS
       REALLY DESERVE THIS. — XAVI

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Gayle factor
                                                                                                                                                                                    comes into
                                                                                                                                                                                    play again
                                                                                                                                                                                       Jaipur, May 12                     along with Dilshan collected 50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          runs from the first five overs.
  Darius Rucker performs during                                                                                                                                                        Chris Gayle (70) played an-        Gayle continued his amazing
  the Military Appreciation                                                                                                                                                         other electrifying knock and          run in the tournament and toyed
  Ceremony prior to the start of                                                                                                                                                    guided Royal Challengers Ban-         with the Royal’s bowling attack.
  The Players Championship held                                                                                                                                                     galore to a comfortable nine-             The maverick batsman joined
  at The Players Stadium course                                                                                                                                                     wicket victory over Rajasthan         the squad in the middle of the
  at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra                                                                                                                                                    Royals in the Indian Premier          tournament but has now raced
  Beach on Thursday. Photo AFP                                                                                                                                                      League (IPL) here on Wednes-          to become the second highest-
                                                                                                                                                                                    day.                                  run getter in the tournament. He
                                                                                                                                                                                       The Challengers made short         has amassed 398 runs in six
  India to oppose                                                                                                                                                                   work of the Royal’s 146-6, chas-
                                                                                                                                                                                    ing it down with 18 balls to spare.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          games and it is only a matter of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          time before he surpasses the in-
  review system                                                                                                                                                                     Gayle was at his brutal best and      jured Virender Sehwag (424
    NEW DELHI: India's powerful                                                                                                                                                     paired up with Tillakaratne Dil-      runs), who got the runs in eleven
    cricket board on Thursday said                                                                                                                                                  shan (38) and then stand-in cap-      matches.
    it would continue to oppose                                                                                                                                                     tain Virat Kohli (39) to take the         The former West Indian skip-
    the umpire decision review                                                                                                                                                      Challengers to their sixth con-       per hit four towering sixes in his
    system despite a recommen-                                                                                                                                                      secutive win in the tournament.       44-ball knock and stayed till the
    dation for its use in all interna-                                                                                                                                              Sreenath Aravind did his bit with     end to take the team home. The
    tional games. Following a two-                                                                                                                                                  the ball to pick up three Ra-         story, however, would have been
    day meeting at Lord's, the                                                                                                                                                      jasthan wickets for 45 runs.          a lot different had Warne caught
    cricket committee of the Inter-                                                                                                                                                    The opposition captain             Gayle in the fourth over, when he
    national Cricket Council (ICC)                                                                                                                                                  Shane Warne had a forgettable         was on just 13.
    recommended on Wednesday                                                                                                                                                        last match at home as he                  The Royals, put into bat, were
    that the review system be used                                                                                                                                                  dropped the destructive Gayle in      cruising at one stage with Rahul
    across all international games.                                                                                                                                                 the fourth over. The Royal’s          Dravid (37) and Shane Watson
    The decision on whether to ex-                                                                                                                                                  fortress was breached yet again       (34) setting a 73-run stand for
    tend the use of the technology                                                                                                                                                  with two losses in as many            the first wicket. But the momen-
    will now be taken by the ICC's                                                                                                                                                  matches.                              tum soon shifted in favour of the
    executive board in June. "I am                                                                                                                                                     The Challengers, who seem to       Challengers as Aravind sent the
    a member of the executive                                                                                                                                                       be on a roll, have now moved to       openers packing within a space
    board. We will put forward the                                                                                                                                                  the second spot in the points         of three deliveries.
    BCCI's position, which is very                                                                                                                                                  table and look set to finish with-        Rahane (17), Johan Botha (19)
    clear right from the start, when                                                                                                                                                in the top two qualifying spots.      and Ross Taylor (13) gave away
    the executive board meets," N                                                                                                                                                   They now have 15 points from 11       their wickets after getting their
    Srinivasan, secretary of the                                                                                                                                                    games while the Royals are            eye in. That put the brakes on
    Board of Control for Cricket in                                                                                                                                                 placed fifth with 11 points from      the scoring rate and from there
    India (BCCI), said. AFP                                                                                                                                                         12 games.                             on, the Rajasthan Royals never
                                         Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Chris Gayle plays a shot during their Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals                      The writing was on the wall        looked like breaking the 150-run
  ‘I crushed player                      at the Swai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur Wednesday. Photo AFP                                                                                when the destructive Gayle            barrier. IANS

  power’: PCB chief                      CRICKET: AUSTRALIA                                               CRICKET: INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE                                                                             CRICKET: SRI LANKA
    KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket
    chief Ijaz Butt claims to have
    “crushed” players’ power on          McDermott named Warne faces complaint for abuse Sril Lanka
    the national team, according
    to an interview published on
    Thursday, despite a new row
                                         Aussie bowling coach                            launches own        New Delhi, May 12                 home side lost. Dixit said
                                                                                                                                               Warne had been putting pres-
                                                                                                                                                                                  quicker and appears to favour
                                                                                                                                                                                  batsmen.
    between the coach and cap-
    tain. Shahid Afridi and Waqar
    Younis developed serious dif-
                                            Sydney, May 12

                                            Former Test paceman
                                                                                         T20 league
                                                                         lence and with the Australia
                                                                         team in Bangladesh, all im-
                                                                         pressed us that he was the
                                                                                                             Australia’s Shane Warne was
                                                                                                          mired in fresh trouble today
                                                                                                          after a complaint was lodged
                                                                                                                                               sure on him to provide a “suit-
                                                                                                                                               able” wicket for Rajasthan’s
                                                                                                                                               home matches. After the de-
                                                                                                                                                                                      “The BCCI has already clar-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ified that the pitch comes un-
                                                                                                                                                                                  der the purview of the pitch
    ferences during the team’s 3-2       Craig McDermott has beat-       outstanding candidate for        with the Indian Premier              feat against Chennai on Mon-       committee and the curator,”             Colombo, May 12
    win in the one-day series in         en a strong international       this role,” CA general man-      League (IPL) about the bowl-         day, Warne had hinted at a         Dixit was quoted as saying. “So
    the West Indies, with one-day        field to become the Aus-        ager Michael Brown said.         ing legend’s alleged abusive         conspiracy and questioned          how could I have acceded to           Sri Lanka’s cricket board on
    captain Afridi unhappy with          tralian team’s new bowling      “He will provide valuable        behaviour, reports said.             why the home side was asked        his demand? Warne’s behav-         Thursday announced its own glitzy
    coach Waqar’s meddling in se-        coach, Cricket Australia        support to the new Test cap-        Warne, captain of the Ra-         to play on a different wicket      iour was totally unjustified       Twenty20 tournament, seeking to
    lection matters. The Pakistan        (CA) said today.                tain Michael Clarke, coach       jasthan Royals IPL team, was         than the one used in previous      and I have asked for action        emulate the success of the hugely
    Cricket Board (PCB) told Afridi         CA also announced that       Tim Nielsen and the playing      involved in an angry bust-up         games. The new wicket is           against him,” Dixit added. AFP     popular Indian Premier League
    that he had violated the code        former Test opener Justin       group.”                          with Sanjay Dixit, secretary of                                                                            (IPL).
    of conduct and chairman Ijaz         Langer has been re-ap-             Brown and Nielsen inter-      the Rajasthan state cricket as-                                                                               The first edition of the Sri Lanka
    Butt said power games would          pointed as team assistant       viewed a number of Aus-          sociation, following his team’s                                                                            Premier League (SLPL) will be
    not be tolerated. AFP                coach to head coach Tim         tralian and overseas’ candi-     defeat at home to Bangalore                                                                                played over 18 days from July 19 and
                                         Nielsen for another 12          dates for the 12-month ap-       on Wednesday. The incident                                                                                 will feature teams from the island’s
  ICC pondered ‘stings’                  months. McDermott, 46,          pointment. “We’ve got some       took place in full public view                                                                             seven provinces and big interna-
  to catch fixers                        who took 291 wickets at
                                         28.63 in 71 Tests between
                                                                         challenging tours ahead in
                                                                         the coming months but I’m
                                                                                                          minutes after the post-match
                                                                                                          ceremony at the Sawai Mans-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tional stars, according to a state-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ment. “Twenty20’s massive popular-
    LONDON: International Crick-         1984 and 1996, replaces Troy    excited at the opportunity to    ingh Stadium in Jaipur.                                                                                    ity and status as the most exciting
    et Council (ICC) chief execu-        Cooley in the role after Coo-   be part of the group that           “Venue director Narendra                                                                                and entertaining format of cricket
    tive Haroon Lorgat has consid-       ley became the Centre of Ex-    helps get Australia back to      Joshi has written to IPL’s chief                                                                           will be further enhanced by this
    ered the use of ‘sting’ opera-       cellence head coach follow-     No 1 in all forms of cricket,”   operating officer Sunder Ra-                                                                               newest tournament to the world of
    tions to trap players prepared       ing last summer’s failed        McDermott said.                  man, alleging that Warne had                                                                               cricket,” read a Sri Lanka Cricket
    to fix matches. The South            Ashes campaign.                    CA also announced to-         publicly abused Dixit and de-                                                                              statement.
    African administrator said the          “His impressive record as    day an extension to Langer’s     manded action him,” the Press                                                                                 While SLC kept mum on the in-
    use of a “mystery shopper”           an international player, dur-   contract as team assistant       Trust of India said. Warne was                                                                             ternational stars likely to take part,
    could help weed out possible         ing which he successfully       coach. Langer, 40, said he       apparently upset over the                                                                                  local media named the likes of
    fixers as the global governing       overcame a number of set-       was thrilled with the re-        playing surface that was se-                                                                               Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle, Daniel
    body tries to eradicate corrup-      backs, combined with his        newed opportunity with the       lected for Rajasthan’s last two Rajasthan Royals owner Shilpa Shetty (right) talks with Shane              Vettori, Kieron Pollard, Daniel
    tion from top-flight interna-        recent record at the Cricket    team and to further his de-      matches against Chennai and Warne and his girlfriend Liz Hurley during their IPL match                     Christian, Herschelle Gibbs and
    tional cricket. “I thought when      Australia Centre of Excel-      velopment as a coach. AFP        Bangalore, both of which the with Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday. Photo AFP                      Kevin O’Brien. The teams will play
    this issue came up last year                                                                                                                                                                                     each other once, with the top four
    that perhaps we could have a                                                                                                                                                                                     qualifying for the semi-finals.


                                            Day-night Tests possible if ball alright, says ICC
    ‘mystery shopper’,” Lorgat told                                                                                                                                                                                     The winner of the tournament
    the BBC’s Hardtalk pro-                                                                                                                                                                                          will qualify for the Champions
    gramme. However, Lorgat ad-                                                                                                                                                                                      League Twenty20, which is jointly
    mitted the proposal had met                                                                                                                                                                                      promoted by the boards of India and
    with strong resistance. AFP                London, May 12               ing to develop a ball. Now       March — the traditional            ther trailing in multi-day       conditions.”                        South Africa.
                                                                            we’ve crystallised that          curtain-raiser to the English      competitions,” adding he            With Tests audiences de-            All the SLPL games will be day-
  Pak keeper Haider                            International     Cricket
                                            Council (ICC) chiefs believe
                                                                            there’s not much difference
                                                                            between the pink and or-
                                                                                                             season which for the second
                                                                                                             successive year took place
                                                                                                                                                hoped the pink ball would
                                                                                                                                                be used in at least one
                                                                                                                                                                                 clining in recent years out-
                                                                                                                                                                                 side of traditional heart-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     night encounters and played at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium.
  wants career back                         floodlit, day-night Tests       ange balls and it was a ques-    in the non-traditional set-        round of first-class tourna-     lands such as England,              Each squad can have a maximum of
    KARACHI: Pakistan wicket-               could take place in the next    tion of finding a ball that      ting of Abu Dhabi rather           ments such as England’s          floodlit matches have been          five international players but the
    keeper Zulqarnain Haider,               few years but insist more       could retain its colour          than Lord’s itself.                County Championship or           suggested as a way of bol-          starting XI can have only four of
    who controversially fled to             work needs to be done on        throughout 50-80 overs.”             MCC are convinced the          Australia’s Sheffield Shield     stering crowds for the five-        them. However, in contrast to IPL’s
    London last year, said on               the ball before they give the      Richardson was speaking       ball can last in Tests and for-    during the next 12 months.       day game.                           high-profile auctions for players, in-
    Thursday he wanted to return            go-ahead.                       after a two-day meeting of       mer South Africa wicket-               “If the reports coming          But Richardson said: “I’m        ternational stars will be assigned to
    to the sport from self-imposed             A traditional red ball is    the ICC’s cricket committee      keeper Richardson said: “In        back are that the ball keeps     not as pessimistic as some          teams by the Sri Lankan national se-
    retirement. The 25-year-old             difficult to see under flood-   at Lord’s, the self-styled       the Abu Dhabi match it did         it’s condition and colour        when it comes to needing to         lection committee.
    claimed he received death               lights, while the white used    ‘home of cricket’ and the        but the conditions were fair-      then I think we will be in a     save Test cricket. I do think it       The seven teams are Basnahira
    threats from unknown people             for day-night one-day inter-    headquarters of Maryle-          ly benign, the outfield was a      position this time next year     (day-night Tests) affords           Bears, Kandurata Kites, Nagenahira
    to fix a one-day match during           nationals doesn’t wear at the   bone Cricket Club (MCC),         good one, there was no dew         to select a couple of venues     boards the opportunity to           Nagas, Ruhuna Rhinos, Uthura
    Pakistan’s series against South         same rate and so is consid-     who are still responsible for    and the balls stood up well.”      and trial a day-night Test,”     play Tests when more peo-           Oryxes, Uva Unicorns and Wayamba
    Africa in the United Arab Emi-          ered unsuitable for longer      the sport’s rules or Laws. Of-       The dew factor was em-         said Richardson. “The            ple are available to watch          Wolves. The league will be run by the
    rates and subsequently ap-              formats. Finding a suitable     ficials at MCC believe they      phasised by ICC cricket            venue still needs to have de-    and also commercially it            Singapore-based Somerset Enter-
    plied for political asylum in           ball has so far proved the      have found a solution to the     committee chairman Clive           cent lights, somewhere like      can be more valuable to             tainment, who have bought the
    Britain. He announced that he           key stumbling block.            ball problem by developing       Lloyd, the former West In-         Lord’s, Sydney or Abu            play at those times of the          rights for five years. The global tele-
    was retiring from international            David Richardson, the        a pink ball with a black         dies captain, who said: “We        Dhabi. You also need to play     day — the prime viewing             vision rights for the 24 matches have
    cricket. But instead he re-             ICC’s general manager for       seam.                            were worried by the dew            it at a venue, and time of       time in the evening.” Asked         already been sold.
    turned home last month after            cricket, told reporters at         This ball was used during     factor. If one side bowls at       year, where dew isn’t going      if the first day-night Test            The SLPL could come as a partic-
    the Pakistani government                Lord’s here on Wednesday:       their first-class match          night, it could be with a bar      to come in. You can have the     would take place by 2014,           ular blessing for Pakistan players.
    guaranteed he and his family            “We’ve spent a lot of time      against England’s champion       of soap.” Richardson said:         best ball in the world but it    Richardson said: “I would           They have been ignored by the mon-
    would be safe. AFP                      over the last 24 months try-    county, Nottinghamshire, in      “We decided we needed fur-         would be unfair in those         hope before then.” AFP              ey-spinning IPL since the inaugural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     edition in 2008. AFP
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                                       Barca prepare
                                       title party
                                          Madrid, May 12                 ish the title job themselves.    Barcelona popped the
                                                                         Guardiola vowed not to rest      champagne corks.
                                          Barcelona were crowned         his stars and was true to his        In other matches, Valen-
                                       Spanish champions for the         word as the likes of Lionel      cia missed the chance to
                                       third successive season           Messi, David Villa and Xavi      seal third spot in the league
                                       with a 1-1 draw at Levante        started although Andres Ini-     following a 2-2 draw at Es-
                                       on Wednesday clinching a          esta began on the bench.         panyol. Ernesto Galan
 Inter Milan’s Yuto Nagatomo           21st domestic title with two      French international Eric        scored a 76th minute
 (left) fights for the ball with       games to spare.                   Abidal also started at left      equaliser for Espanyol to
 AS Roma’s Simplicio during               Barcelona needed just a        back in his first league start   salvage a point and leave
 their Italian Cup second leg          point to retain the title and     since mid-March having           Valencia, five points ahead
 semi-final match in San Siro          they duly obliged to be-          successfully       undergone     of fourth-placed Villarreal,
 Stadium in Milan on                   come the first side to win        surgery on a liver tumour.       needing a point from their
 Wednesday. Photo AFP                  three consecutive league ti-          Levante sounded an ear-      remaining two games to
                                       tles since 1993 when Johan        ly warning with Valdo firing     clinch third and the auto-
                                       Cruyff’s Barcelona ‘Dream         just wide but the visitors       matic Champions League
 Lennon attacker to                    Team’ won the third of their
                                       four straight league crowns.
                                                                         drew first blood through
                                                                         Keita on 27 minutes. Xavi
                                                                                                          berth.
                                                                                                              Villarreal drew 0-0 with
 appear in court                          Mali midfielder Seydo          picked out Keita as he made      relegated      Almeria       on
   EDINBURGH: The fan who              Keita headed in a 27th            a late run into the box and      Wednesday and have guar-
   tried to attack Celtic manager      minute         opener       for   he produced a terrific head-     anteed fourth spot and a
   Neil Lennon will appear in          Barcelona only for Ecuado-        er. Barcelona had one hand       place in the Champions
   court later here on Thursday.       rian striker Felipe Caicedo       on the trophy but got com-       League qualifying rounds.
   Police officers arrested a fan      to equalise on 40 minutes,        placent with Spanish inter-      Down at the bottom pro-
   who emerged out of the Hearts       but it didn’t matter as a         national Gerard Pique mak-       moted Hercules, one of only
   section of the main stand at        draw gave the Catalan side        ing a schoolboy defensive        two      teams      to     beat   Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (centre) vies for the ball with Levante’s Vicente Iborra (left)and Xisco
   the Edinburgh club’s Tynecas-       the title. “It’s always a nice    mistake to confuse goal-         Barcelona in the league this      Nadal during their Spanish La Liga match at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on Wednesday.Photo AFP
   tle ground on Wednesday and         feeling to win the title and      keeper Victor Valdes and         season, were relegated fol-
   charged towards Lennon,             the fans really deserve this,”    Caicedo was on hand to           lowing a 2-2 home draw            ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: LIVERPOOL FC
   stood on the touchline, after       said midfielder Xavi. “I          equalise.                        against Real Mallorca. Her-


                                                                                                                                            Dalglish gets permanent Reds job
   visitors Celtic had gone 2-0 up     imagine we’re going to cele-          Messi went close with a      cules are six points adrift of
   in a Scottish Premier League        brate this title win with         freekick before the interval     safety and Getafe’s superior
   match they eventually won 3-        them tonight in the streets       but at the break the title was   head to head record means
   0. Lennon, who has been sub-        of Barcelona.”                    in their hands despite a be-     they join Almeria in being
   jected to death threats and at-        Barcelona stand six            low-par display. The cham-       relegated from the Spanish          Liverpool, May 12                   signed a three-year contract.            his presence. No-one else could
   tempted parcel bomb attacks         points ahead of second-           pions came out with more         top-flight.                                                                 John Henry, whose US-based           have produced such a response.
   in the past, was reported to be     placed Real Madrid and            urgency in the second half           Osasuna staged the                Kenny Dalglish was today ap-      Fenway Sports Group owns Liver-          Therefore, I'm delighted we have
   “shaken” after Wednesday’s in-      they lift the title courtesy of   and Messi took centre stage      comeback of the day, how-         pointed permament manager of          pool, had been in contract talks         agreed to a new contract. We did-
   cident. A 26-year-old man will      their superior head to head       on 57 minutes with a neat        ever, coming from two goals       Liverpool, having previously been     with Dalglish in recent weeks and        n't need nor want to look else-
   appear at Edinburgh Sheriff         record over their rivals.         turn and dribble past three      down to defeat Sevilla 3-in a     in caretaker charge, after signing    he said there was no-one else            where for the right man to man-
   Court in connection with the        Coach Pep Guardiola has           men with his quick feet but      crucial win for their survival    a three-year contract, the English    they wanted for the job. "Kenny is       age the team."
   attack, Lothian and Borders         won the league title in each      his shot crashed against the     bid. Alvaro Negredo had           Premier League (EPL) club an-         a legendary Liverpool figure both            Scotland great Dalglish added:
   Police said. AFP                    of his three seasons in           left hand post to safety.        scored a brace to put Sevilla     nounced.                              as a supremely gifted footballer         "I said when I took the job that I
                                       charge and can now con-               The Ballon D’Or holder       two goals up but Osasuna              Dalglish, widely regarded as      and successful manager," Henry           was just happy to help the club
 Aussies fume as Asian                 centrate on going for the
                                       double with the Champions
                                                                         then went on another mazy
                                                                         run but his shot crept wide
                                                                                                          scored twice in the final five
                                                                                                          minutes to turn the game.
                                                                                                                                            the club's greatest player, has
                                                                                                                                            breathed new life into the club
                                                                                                                                                                                  said in a statement.
                                                                                                                                                                                      "Since returning in January he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           out for the remainder of the sea-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           son. Now the owners have decid-
 jinx strikes                          League final against Man-
                                       chester United at Wembley
                                                                         as Barcelona waited for a
                                                                         goal to ease their nerves.
                                                                                                          Substitute Dejan Lekic
                                                                                                          scored an 89th minute win-
                                                                                                                                            since he replaced Roy Hodgson as
                                                                                                                                            Liverpool manager on a tempo-
                                                                                                                                                                                  has shown extraordinary leader-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ship and the ability to bring the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ed that they want me to stay a lit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tle longer and it's fantastic news
   SINGAPORE: Melbourne Vic-           Stadium on May 28.                Both teams appeared happy        ner as Osasuna moved five         rary basis in January and the Reds    best out of so many people asso-         for both myself and Steve Clarke
   tory were left cursing their luck      Real Madrid’s 4-0 win          with the draw, with Levante      points clear of the bottom        could finish the season as high as    ciated with the club," said Henry.       that we have signed these con-
   and “awful” refereeing on           over Getafe at the Santiago       moving four points above         three, while Sevilla missed       fifth place. Coach Steve Clarke,      "It was obvious to us very early on      tracts. I'm delighted to have the
   Thursday after their contro-        Bernabeu on Tuesday               the relegation zone, as the      the chance to go above Ath-       who arrived not long after            that the atmosphere surrounding          opportunity to help build some-
   versial exit from the AFC           meant Barcelona had to fin-       game petered out and             letic Bilbao into fifth. AFP      Dalglish in January, has also         the club had been transformed by         thing special here again.” AFP
   Champions League extended
   an unhappy run for Australian       FOOTBALL: ITALIAN CUP                                                                                                                                   FOOTBALL: FRENCH LIGUE1
   teams in Asia. Coach Mehmet
   Durakovic was fuming after
   Victory, needing a win to have
   any chance of reaching the last
   16, had no fewer than five
                                       Inter beat Roma to set up Palermo final                                                                                                                 Auxerre shatter
   “goals” chalked off for offside
   and a shot cleared off the line
   in the 1-1 draw with Jeju Unit-
   ed. Victory finished bottom of
                                          Rome, May 12

                                           Inter Milan joined Palermo
                                                                             tion for Inter as captain Javier
                                                                             Zanetti played his 1,000th
                                                                             match as a professional. In an
                                                                                                                   momentum in the second half
                                                                                                                   as Inter hit back. They took the
                                                                                                                   58th minute lead as Houssine
                                                                                                                                                        with his feet. Roma hit back,
                                                                                                                                                        though, and Mirko Vucinic
                                                                                                                                                        slipped a pass through to Bor-
                                                                                                                                                                                               Lyon’s title hopes
                                       in the Italian Cup final after see-   uneventful first period, Roma         Kharja crossed and Eto’o sent a      riello who shrugged off Lucio
   Group E while domestic rivals       ing off Roma 2-1 on aggregate         had the better chances. Borriel-      precise side-foot through Per-       and smacked a right foot effort
   Sydney FC managed just one          following a 1-1 draw at the San       lo fired over from inside the box     rotta’s legs and around Doni in      that hit both posts before re-
   win in their six games in Group     Siro on Wednesday.                    after a slip from Maicon had let      the Roma goal. Inter could have      bounding to safety.
   H, as Australian clubs once             Inter’s top scorer Samuel         him in.                               extended their lead when Gi-             Full-back Marco Cassetti
   again failed to set the Asian       Eto’o bagged the opening goal,            And then Danielle De Rossi        ampaolo Pazzini bundled past         stung goalkeeper Julio Cesar’s
   club championship on fire. AFP      taking his tally for the season in    met a Simone Perrotta cross on        Juan and John-Arne Riise but         fingers with a shot from dis-
                                       all competitions to 34, before        the turn but couldn’t bend the        Doni made a one-handed save          tance before Roma equalised.
 World Cup hosts                       Marco Borriello equalised for         ball inside the post. On 19 min-      from his fierce shot.                Perrotta crossed from the right
 selection flawed                      the visitors. Palermo had
                                       booked their place in the May
                                                                             utes De Rossi set his sights again
                                                                             and sent a rocket from outside
                                                                                                                      On 72 minutes Milito fash-
                                                                                                                   ioned a chance as he turned in-
                                                                                                                                                        and Borriello peeled off his
                                                                                                                                                        marker at the back stick to send
   SYDNEY: Australian football         29 final with a 4-3 aggregate suc-    the area just past the corner of      side a sliding challenge from        a towering header into the net
   chief Frank Lowy said picking       cess against AC Milan.                bar and upright.                      Nicolas Burdisso but his left foot   on 84 minutes. But it was too lit-
   hosts for two World Cups at the         And it was a double celebra-          There was a visible change of     finish was weak and Doni saved       tle too late. AFP
   same time was a flawed
   process as fallout continued        FOOTBALL: SPANISH LA LIGA
   over corruption claims against                                                                                                                                                              Auxerre midfielder Delvin N’Dinga (left) vies for the ball


                                       Mourinho’s promises, mind games fall flat
   six FIFA decision-makers. Eng-                                                                                                                                                              with Lyon midfielder Michel Bastos during their French
   land’s Football Association                                                                                                                                                                 Ligue1 match in Auxerre on Wednesday. Photo AFP
   and a newspaper have come
   forward with evidence of fresh                                                                                                                                                                 Paris, May 12                   paced Cris but was brought
   allegations of corruption at the       Madrid, May 12                                                                                                1-0 loss at Osasuna and draws                                             down by the veteran de-
   top of world football in the                                                                                                                         against Almeria and Deportivo              Claude Puel’s long term        fender and still managed to
   choosing of countries for the           Jose Mourinho arrived at                                                                                     La Coruna allowed Barca to go          position as Lyon coach             place the ball past goalkeep-
   2018 and 2022 World Cups.           Real Madrid amid a media fren-                                                                                   five clear. Real also fell to a sur-   looked increasingly unten-         er Hugo Lloris.
   Former England 2018 chair-          zy as Real hailed their ‘Galactico’                                                                              prise 1-0 home loss to unfash-         able on Wednesday as they             Lyon struggled to gain
   man Lord David Triesman told        coach as the man to end the su-                                                                                  ionable Sporting Gijon as Mour-        slumped to their worst de-         any authority in midfield
   a parliamentary hearing in          premacy of bitter rivals                                                                                         inho’s 150 game unbeaten               feat since 2006 with a 4-0         which was hardly surprising
   London that four FIFA execu-        Barcelona.                                                                                                       league home record, stretching         drubbing by Auxerre to end         given they were missing the
   tive committee members had              The outspoken Portuguese                                                                                     back nine years to February            both their outside hopes of        injured trio of Yoann Gour-
   requested cash and a knight-        as ever ruffled feathers off the                                                                                 2002, came to an end.                  winning the title and extend       cuff, Jeremy Toulalan and
   hood in exchange for their          pitch with his controversial                                                                                        Barcelona were eight points         a three year trophy drought.       Kim Kallstrom. Their task
   votes in the 2018 World Cup         comments, criticising referees,                                                                                  clear and a 1-1 draw at the San-           The title now rests be-        became mission impossible
   ballot, won by Russia. The          and accusing Barcelona of                                                                                        tiago Bernabeu in the second           tween leaders Lille and de-        as they were reduced to 10
   Sunday Times also alleged that      favouritism, however, on the                                                                                     league Clasico ended Madrid’s          fending champions Mar-             men in the 38th minute
   Qatar paid bribes to secure the     pitch Real were again second                                                                                     comeback hopes. Real had               seille, who trail by four          when Dejan Lovren was
   2022 World Cup. AFP                 best to their arch rivals. Mourin-                                                                               something to cheer four days           points with three matches          shown second yellow card-
                                       ho landed his first trophy as                                                                                    later when they downed Barca           remaining after easing to a        ed for a challenge on Oliech.
 Bari players attacked                 Madrid boss with the Kings Cup,
                                       all the sweeter given that the fi-
                                                                                                                                                        1-0 in the Kings Cup final.
                                                                                                                                                           It lifted spirits ahead of the
                                                                                                                                                                                               3-0 home win over Brest.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Loic Remy, Jordan Ayew and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The hosts doubled their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lead on the stroke of half-
 by disgruntled fans                   nal win was over Barcelona.                                                                                      semi-final duels but despite           veteran Gabriel Heinze             time as Alain Traore beat
   ROME: Bari players were at-             But the more prestigious                                                                                     home advantage in the first leg        scored for Marseille.              both Cris and Lloris to the
   tacked during training on           pieces of silverware escaped                                                                                     Mourinho instructed his team               While Puel’s present club      ball to head home. Traore’s
   Wednesday when a group of           Real as Barcelona won a third         inho came with a proven track         32 points from a possible 36         to play deep and a brace from          wilted so did another of his       second was a delight, as he
   fans were let into the club         successive league crown and           record for success after winning      made him the most successful         Lionel Messi punished 10-man           former sides, as Monaco’s          played a superb 1-2 with
   complex to express their anger      ousted their foes in the semi-fi-     league titles with Porto, Chelsea     managerial debutant in La Liga.      Real who had Pepe sent off.            relegation worries deep-           Roy Contout, who delivered
   at the team’s showing this sea-     nals of the Champions League.         and Inter Milan along with two           Heading into the first ‘El Cla-   Mourinho ranted about Pepe’s           ened with a 3-0 thrashing by       a beautifully weighted pass
   son. Bari were relegated with       Real and their expensive collec-      Champions League titles.              sico’ at Nou Camp, Real were a       red card, criticised referees and      Sochaux leaving them just a        that pierced the Lyon de-
   four games still to play after a    tion of ‘Galacticos’ were widely         He splashed out money on           point above Barca. It was a first    claimed Barca received special         point above third from bot-        fence and Traore shot home.
   woeful season spent mostly          criticised for their negative tac-    Ricardo Carvalho, Sami Khedi-         taste of the fixture for Mourinho    treatment.                             tom Nancy. Puel, who got           Auxerre added a fourth 12
   propping up the table. Nicola       tics against Barca, while Mour-       ra, Angel di Maria and Mesut          and it turned into a nightmare          The return leg of the Cham-         the Lyon job after perform-        minutes from time through
   Belmonte received two slaps,        inho had to endure a 5-0 maul-        Ozil and immediately talked of        as Barcelona thrashed Real 5-0.      pions League semi-final saw            ing well both at Monaco and        Cedric Hengbart.
   according to local press re-        ing in his first Clasico and the      an unprecedented ‘Grand Slam’            The loss was Mourinho’s           Barcelona draw 1-1 and                 then at Lille, will at least see      Caen secured a point in
   ports, while someone tried to       end of his nine-year unbeaten         of winning league titles in Italy,    heaviest of his managerial ca-       progress 3-1 on aggregate to the       the season out as was con-         their fight against relegation
   attack Edgar Alvarez and Ser-       home league run.                      England and Spain. Real had           reer as Real paid the price for      Wembley final, while Mourinho          firmed by club president           away at Rennes. Caen had to
   gio Almiron was involved in an          After two years without a tro-    not won the Champions League          coming out to attack and it had      and his players continued their        Jean-Michel Aulas.                 come from behind, 16-year-
   argument. Fans had been let         phy, the Kings Cup was wel-           since 2002 and Mourinho also          an impact on Mourinho’s future       conspiracy claims, with a disal-           Auxerre, who are all but       old M’Biaye Niang getting
   into the stands to watch the        come for Madrid fans but it           vowed to try and bring a 10th         tactics for the four subsequent      lowed Gonzalo Higuain goal             safe now as they have a six        the equaliser. Rennes’ hopes
   practice session from where         could not compensate for              European Cup.                         Clasicos. In the league Madrid       their latest complaint. As ex-         point advantage over Nancy,        of a European spot also
   they let off bangers and smoke      painful losses to Barca, as the          The Portuguese had a forget-       were chasing trailing Barcelona      pected Barcelona clinched the          ended any hopes Lyon had           threaten to unravel after
   bombs and made threatening          two teams met four times in 18        table debut as Real started with      by two points.                       league title and for Madrid the        of staying in the hunt for the     Sochaux moved to within a
   chants towards the players. AFP     days, in Europe and a failure to      a 0-0 league draw at Real Mal-           In 2011, Real’s erratic away      season was over with their Kings       title with two goals in the        point of them as they beat
                                       keep pace in the league. Mour-        lorca, but things improved and        form proved their undoing as a       Cup win little consolation. AFP        first-half. Denis Oliech out-      Monaco 3-0. AFP
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   NEWSDIGEST                           BASKETBALL: NBA



                                        Heat close out Celtics;
                                        Thunder storm Grizzlies
                                           Los Angeles, May 12                                                                                          several minutes to embrace the         Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe (centre) during a visit to
                                                                                                                                                        moment in front of a wildly-           an AdiZone in east London on Wednesday. Photo AFP
                                            After years of frustration                                                                                  cheering sold-out crowd Ameri-
                                        from the Boston Celtics, LeBron                                                                                 can Airlines Arena.                    SWIMMING
                                        James turned up his game late                                                                                      Miami coach Erik Spoelstra


                                                                                                                                                                                               Thorpe reveals
                                        and the celebration was on.                                                                                     marveled over James’ late-game
                                            Dwyane Wade scored 34                                                                                       heroics. “It was an absolute self-
   Tennis star Serena Williams          points, James added 33, includ-                                                                                 will in a team-will concept,”
   watches Game Five of the             ing the final 10 in a game-seal-                                                                                said Spoelstra. “I’ve never seen
   Eastern Conference semi-finals
   of the 2011 NBA Playoffs
   between the Miami Heat and
   Boston Celtics in Miami on
                                        ing 16-0 closing run, and the
                                        Heat beat the visiting Celtics 97-
                                        87 on Wednesday to wrap up
                                        their Eastern Conference semi-
                                                                                                                                                        anything like it. Down the
                                                                                                                                                        stretch that’s what greatness is
                                                                                                                                                        all about. You need your best
                                                                                                                                                        players to do something special.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Olympic struggles
                                                                                                                                                                                                  London, May 12                 “Training hasn’t been easy. If
   Wednesday. Photo AFP                 final playoff series, 4-1.                                                                                      A 10-0 run by himself and steal                                          it was then everyone would
                                            “I wanted this game,” Wade                                                                                  to cap it was terrific.”                  Australia      swimming        do it. On the whole I’m en-
                                        told his teammates at halftime.                                                                                    Celtics coach Rivers said: “It’s    great Ian Thorpe has tried to     joying it but there are days
   Greece gives green                   “LeBron looked at me and said I
                                        got your back. He had my back
                                                                                                                                                        not the way you want to end the
                                                                                                                                                        game or the season.” Despite
                                                                                                                                                                                               calm speculation he could
                                                                                                                                                                                               challenge Michael Phelps’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 when it’s a struggle.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     When he initially an-
   light to F1 plans                    in a big way.” Before making the                                                                                the early exit, the Celtics re-        supremacy at next year’s          nounced his return, the
     ATHENS: After years of debate,     well-documented, controversial                                                                                  ceived some good news from             London Olympics, saying he        ‘Thorpedo’ said he was aim-
     Greece has approved plans to       off-season decision to move to                                                                                  Rivers, who said he is “leaning        is currently “not very close      ing to compete in relays
     build a Formula One track          Miami, James and his Cleveland                                                                                  towards coming back” next sea-         to where I was before”.           alone, but he has since hint-
     near the western port of Pa-       Cavaliers had been eliminated                                                                                   son for another championship              Thorpe is one of the most      ed at a return to individual
     tras, officials said on Wednes-    two of the last three post-sea-                                                                                 run after contemplating taking         successful Olympians of all       races. That could lead to
     day. “It has taken many years      sons by Boston.                                                                                                 a year off.                            time, having won nine             him swimming against
     to reach this point,” the head         Armed with All-Stars Wade                                                                                      “I don’t think this team is         medals in total — including       Phelps. The US star won
     of the company set up to man-      and newcomer Chris Bosh,                                                                                        done yet,” he said. “We have to        five golds — across two           eight medals — six golds
     age the project, former Patras     James finally exorcised the                                                                                     add some people. Other than            Games, at Sydney in 2000          and two bronze — in Athens
     mayor Evangelos Floratos, told     demons, knocking off the East-                                                                                  that, I’m a Celtic, I love our guys,   and in Athens four years lat-     before breaking the 36-year-
     Ta Nea daily after it was in-      ern Conference Champions.                                                                                       I’m competitive and I want to          er. He quit the sport aged        old record set by Mark Spitz,
     cluded in government devel-        “Finally getting over the hump                                                                                  win again here.”                       just 24 in 2006 citing a lack     another American swim-
     opment plans. The project has      against this team and every-                                                                                       Meanwhile, Kevin Durant             of motivation.                    ming legend, for most
     an estimated cost of $135 mil-     thing I went through this sum-                                                                                  scored 19 points before sitting           But Australia’s most dec-      Olympic titles by winning
     lion and will be partly sub-       mer, it feels great,” James said.                                                                               out the fourth quarter, reserve        orated Olympian sensation-        an astounding eight golds in
     sidised by the Greek state. The        Bosh contributed 14 points                                                                                  Daequan Cook added 18 and              ally announced he was             Beijing three years ago.
     track, designed to accommo-        with 11 rebounds for second-          LeBron James of the Miami Heat makes a late fourth quarter                the Oklahoma City Thunder              coming out of retirement in           Thorpe beat Phelps in
     date Formula One races as well     seeded Miami, which advanced          dunk during Game Five of the Eastern Conference semi-finals of            routed the visiting Memphis            February. However, he said        “the race of the century” in
     as motorbike and cart events,      to its first conference final since   the 2011 NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at American              Grizzlies 99-72 to grab a 3-2 lead     the past few months had           the 200m freestyle in Athens
     will be built near the town of     winning the 2006 NBA Champi-          Airlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday. Photo AFP                           in their Western Conference            been gruelling. “At the mo-       and understands why there
     Farres, some 20 kilometres         onship. “Competing for a cham-                                                                                  semi-final series.                     ment I’m not very close to        is such a clamour for a re-
     southeast of Patras. AFP           pionship is extremely hard,”          O’Neal (sore back) but vic-          a three-pointer, Bosh threw             “Our guys did a good job            being where I was before,”        match. “It may happen. If
                                        Bosh said. “It’s a great feeling.     timised by Wade and James.           down a two-handed dunk and           staying focused and in the mo-         Thorpe speaking at Hack-          the Olympic gods strike and
   Pascal vows to KO                    There’s more to go.” The Heat
                                        await the winner of the Chica-
                                                                              “Those two guys are monsters,”
                                                                              Celtics coach Doc Rivers said of
                                                                                                                   James hit a high-arching triple,
                                                                                                                   putting Miami ahead 90-87 lead
                                                                                                                                                        ment,” Thunder coach Scott
                                                                                                                                                        Brooks said. “Now it’s time to
                                                                                                                                                                                               ney’s adiZone, a free-to-use
                                                                                                                                                                                               exercise centre for children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 we are in the same race at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 London then it will,” said
   Hopkins history bid                  go-Atlanta series. The Bulls lead
                                        3-2 with close-out game six on
                                                                              Wade and James, “When they’re
                                                                              making shots, it makes it very
                                                                                                                   with 2:10 to play.
                                                                                                                      After empty possessions at
                                                                                                                                                        just move on.” The fourth-seed-
                                                                                                                                                        ed Thunder can wrap up the se-
                                                                                                                                                                                               in north-east London, said
                                                                                                                                                                                               on Wednesday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the 28-year-old Thorpe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “It’s something that I
     MONTREAL: Canada’s Jean            Thursday night.                       difficult.”                          both ends, James drilled his fifth   ries in game six Friday at Mem-           “I’m on track with the         know the media would
     Pascal promised on Wednes-             Allen scored 18 points and           Seeking to stay alive and take    triple of the game with 40.4 sec-    phis and book a spot in the con-       level that I thought I would      love,” said Thorpe. “They
     day to spoil Bernard Hopkins’      Garnett added 15 with 11 re-          the series back to Boston for        onds remaining, opening up a         ference finals. Spaniard Marc          be when we set out the            will put us as rivals where
     bid for boxing history next        bounds for the third-seeded           game six, the Celtics led by sev-    93-87 advantage. James added a       Gasol had 16 points to pace            timeframes when I came            we are staring each other
     week by knocking out the           Celtics, who were hampered by         en early in the fourth quarter       layup off a steal and another        eighth-seeded Memphis, which           back but London is getting        out in photos but Michael
     American veteran and retain        injuries to Rajon Rondo (dislo-       but couldn’t hold it. Instead, the   easy basket to seal the emotion-     shot a season-low 36 per cent          very close now and it’s a real    and I will have a laugh about
     his World Boxing Council light     cated left elbow) and Jermaine        Heat rallied. James Jones nailed     al win and knelt to the court for    from the floor (28-of-88). DPA         struggle,     said Thorpe.        it because we’re friends.” AFP
     heavyweight title. The Haitian-
     born champion, who fought          ATHLETICS: DIAMOND LEAGUE SERIES                                                                   CYCLING: GIRO D’ITALIA
     Hopkins to a controversial
     draw last December, makes
     the fifth defense of the crown
     he won from Romanian Adrian
     Diaconu in 2009 in a rematch
     on May 21 at Montreal. Hop-
                                        All eyes set on hurdler Liu Weening clinches fifth stage
                                           Shanghai, May 12                dent he can return to the       world mark. Jamaica’s Pow-         Orvieto, May 12
     kins, 46, would become the                                            podium in London. But the       ell headlines the men’s
     oldest fighter in history to win       All eyes will be on Chi-       27-year-old former world        100m and will be hoping for        Dutchman Pieter Weening
     a bout for a major title at 24     nese hurdler Liu Xiang at          champion came in seventh        a more comfortable outing       capped a brave solo attack with
     days older than George Fore-       Sunday’s Diamond League            at last year’s Indoor Cham-     than his 200m showing at        victory in the fifth stage of the
     man was in 1996 when he de-        meet in Shanghai as fans           pionships in Doha. And          last week’s Jamaica Interna-    Giro d’Italia on Wednesday to
     fended his heavyweight crown       watch for signs the home-          while he won a third straight   tional Invitational, where he   take the race leader’s pink jersey
     against Axel Schulz. AFP           town hero is on track to re-       Asian Games title in Novem-     finished last.                  from Britain’s David Millar.
                                        capture Olympic glory in           ber, he was far off his per-       Meanwhile, the women’s          A day after the peloton held a
   Leipheimer seeks                     London next year.                  sonal best of 12.88sec.         100m promises to be a           216 km procession to honour
   fourth California title                  With Liu in the starting
                                        blocks, the 110m hurdles are
                                                                               In Shanghai, Liu is ex-
                                                                           pected to unveil a new start
                                                                                                           grandstand showdown be-
                                                                                                           tween American Jeter and
                                                                                                                                           Belgian Wouter Weylandt, who
                                                                                                                                           died in a crash on Monday, there
     LOS ANGELES: Three-time            expected to be the highlight       technique aimed at boost-       Jamaican Veronica Camp-         was drama aplenty on the dusty
     champion Levi Leipheimer of        at the second event in the         ing his chances, Chinese        bell-Brown. Jeter will be the   strade bianche (white roads) that
     the US will lead a field of more   14-meeting           Diamond       media reported. Liu said he     woman to beat in the            peppered the last 19km of the
     than 140 riders from 18 teams      League series, with sprint         has cut the number of steps     Shanghai Stadium after          191km ride under the Tuscan sun
     in the sixth Tour of California    stars Asafa Powell and             before launching into the       clocking this year’s fastest    from Piombino to Orvieto.
     cycling race that begins on        Carmelita Jeter also sharing       first hurdle from eight to      time — 10.86 — on Saturday         It was on one of the few paved
     Sunday. Leipheimer won the         the spotlight. Liu, the first      seven. Liu’s coach Sun Haip-    in Kingston.                    sections in the finale, around         Dutch cyclist Pieter Weening (left) during the fifth stage of the 94th
     eight-day trek over nearly         Chinese athlete to win an          ing told Chinese media this        The Diamond League           15km from the finish, that Ween-       Giro d'Italia in Livorno on Wednesday. Photo AFP
     1300km from 2007 through           Olympic track gold medal in        week there was still time to    awards points depending         ing’s teammate, Tom-Jelle Slagter,
     2009 before surrendering the       2004, has been talking about       adjust the crucial launch be-   on performances through-        caused brief anxiety when he fell      leader Millar who struggled             end around 10km from the finish
     crown last year to Australian      winning redemption in              fore London.                    out the 14-event pro-           hard and lay prone as his physios      across the line nearly three min-       after Weening and John Gadret of
     Michael Rogers, who will not       London ever since an                   American David Oliver,      gramme with the overall         called for the medical car. Still      utes behind Weening after suffer-       AG2R had pulled away from a re-
     defend his title because of a      Achilles injury caused him         Liu’s top-ranked competitor     winners in each of the 16 in-   conscious, Slagter was given           ing from allergies and falling on       duced peloton. Weening then left
     virus that reduced his training    to limp out of his first heat at   in Sunday’s race, ran a life-   dividual events taking home     medical attention at the scene         the intermediate sprint.                both riders in the white dust to go
     time. The competitors list re-     the 2008 Beijing Games.            time best of 12.89 last year,   a diamond trophy and a          before being taken to hospital.           An earlier solo breakaway by         on and build the foundations of a
     leased on Wednesday by AEG             He has said he is confi-       just 0.01 off Liu’s former      cash prize. AFP                    It was also a tough day for         BMC’s Martin Kohler came to an          deserved victory. AFP
     Sports features top riders Nor-
     way’s Thor Hushovd of                                                                                                 TENNIS: ROME INTERNATIONAL


                                                                                                                           Nadal back on form, enters QF
     Garmin-Cervelo, Australian
     Michael Matthews, Spaniard
     Oscar Freire and Dutchman
     Lars Boom of Rabobank and
     Aussie Matthew Goss of HTC-
     Highroad. AFP
                                                                                                                              Rome, May 12                  it would not be possible to        to hold a break in the first      hitting 30 unforced errors to
   Young and old                                                                                                              Rafael Nadal quickly put
                                                                                                                                                            play so badly again, before
                                                                                                                                                            revealing that his poor form
                                                                                                                                                                                               set against Lorenzi, Nadal
                                                                                                                                                                                               suffered a break back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 just 12 by Nadal, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 on match point, when he
   prosper in Manila                                                                                                       behind him what he de-           was due to a fever.                against his compatriot. And       went wide with an easy
     MANILA: Himmat Rai and                                                                                                scribed as his worst clay            "I had a fever last night      it was a similar failing to the   sliced backhand.
     Thanyakon Khrongpha                                                                                                   performance in memory to         and this morning I didn't          day before, when his fore-            There were mixed for-
     showed just why they are con-                                                                                         streak into the Rome Mas-        feel perfect. Before the           hand was out of sorts, that       tunes for the two Australian
     sidered the emerging stars of                                                                                         ters quarter-finals with a 6-    match I didn't know if I go        cost him as he plonked one        women remaining in the
     Asia when they shared the                                                                                             4, 6-2 win over Feliciano        on court," said Nadal. "I had      into the net on break point       draw. Sixth seed Samantha
     opening clubhouse lead at the                                                                                         Lopez today.                     a practice for just 15 min-        in the seventh game.              Stosur eased into the quar-
     ICTSI Philippine Open on                                                                                                 Just 24 hours earlier, the    utes to see how it went and            However, Lopez played a       ter-finals as she put an end
     Thursday. India’s Rai and Thai-                                                                                       world No 1 cut a frustrated      finally I decided to go on         sloppy game when serving          to    Slovenian       qualifier
     land’s Thanyakon shot match-                                                                                          figure following his troubled    court. It worked a little bit      to stay in the set at 4-5, a      Polona Hercog's impressive
     ing four-under-par 68s to take                                                                                        three-set victory over Italian   better than yesterday. It's        poor drop-shot into the net       run, winning 6-3, 6-4. How-
     a one-shot lead at the chal-                                                                                          qualifier Paolo Lorenzi in       something that is impossi-         bringing up 0-40 and three        ever, Jarmila Gajdosova was
     lenging Wack Wack Golf and                                                                                            the second round. He told        ble to control. It's strange       set points to Nadal, who          thrashed by Chinese fourth
     Country Club in Manila. Veter-                                                                                        reporters after the game         for me, usually I never have       took the first with a rasping     seed Li Na, 6-1, 6-2.
     an Wang Ter-chang of Taiwan,                                                                                          that he had played badly         this kind virus or fever but       backhand passing shot.                Twice a former champi-
     who at the age of 49 is more                                                                                          and could not remember a         it's the second time for me        Nadal needed only one             on here, the former world
     than 20 years the senior of the                                                                                       worse performance on his         this year."                        chance in the second set as       No 1 Jelena Jankovic was
     clubhouse leaders, was tied in                                                                                        favourite surface.                   Despite conceding that         he hit a forehand winner to       made to fight to reach the
     third with an in-form Berry                                                                                              Some suggested he             he did not feel on top form,       bring up two break points at      quarters. The fifth seed
     Henson of the United States                                                                                           might have been adversely        Nadal was more like his old        3-2 and then Lopez went           dropped the second set be-
     and Peter Karmis of South                                                                                             affected by his loss to recent   self as he notched his fourth      long to hand his country-         fore overcoming Spanish
     Africa. Local hopes Marvin                                                                                            nemesis Novak Djokovic in        straight sets win against his      man a decisive advantage.         qualifier Anabel Medina
     Dumandan, Mars Pucay and                                                                                              the Madrid final on Sunday       countryman on this surface.            A ruthless Nadal did not      Garrigues 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
     Jay Bayron were also bunched                                                                                          — his first clay defeat in 10    He began with a break in the       let Lopez win another game,           On Wednesday, Roger
     up in third in the $300,000        Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic returns to Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues                outings against the world        second game as Lopez went          breaking him again in the         Federer was largerly untrou-
     Asian Tour tournament. AFP         during their Rome International tennis tournament match at the Foro                No 2. Nadal insisted he was      long on a sliced backhand.         eighth game. In fairness,         bled seeing off French Jo-
                                        Italico in Rome on Thursday. Photo AFP                                             feeling no pressure and said         But just as he had failed      Lopez was far from his best,      Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-2. AFP
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BEATLE BAILEY                                      GREG AND MORT WALKER                                                                                                        DENNIS THE MENACE                             HANK KETCHAM
                                                                                                DOUBLE CROSSWORD
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                                                                              10     11           12           13             14            15            16
BLONDIE                                    DEAN YOUNG AND JOHN MARSHALL



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BEAU PEEP                               ROGER KETTLE AND ANDREW CHRISTINE                  26

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                                                                                                                                                                               HOCUS FOCUS                               HERNRY BOLTINOFF


                                                                                          QUICK CLUES                                    CRYPTIC CLUES
                                                                             Across: 1 At least this should not be         Across: 1 It measures distances by the
                                                                             dropped by a fielder on the cricket           foot (9) - 6 Nice standard for the con-
                                                                             ground (4,5) - 6 ___ on and ___ off           sumer (3) - 7 In the morning one has an
HAGAR THE HORRIBLE                                          CHRIS BROWNE     (same word) : cricket fielding positions      objective (3) - 9 Scot’s appealed to re-
                                                                             ? (3) - 7 One may have this put in his car    strain Daisy getting drunk (9) - 10
                                                                             tyres at a garage (3) - 9 Giuseppe ____ :     Knocks off some bad beer ? (6) - 14
                                                                             Italian patriot and general of the nine-      Plant yours truly in front of Richard (6) -
                                                                                                                           17 Unhappy life in a damp depression?
                                                                             teenth century ? (9) - 10 Crossed by
                                                                                                                           (4,2,5) - 18 You want the finest ana-
                                                                             wading through shallow waters ? (6) -
                                                                                                                           gram ? Here it is ! (6) - 21 It gives one a
                                                                             14 Deny, reject or say no to (6) - 17         turn when the advance is halted (6) - 26
                                                                             Stripping off the skin or covering (11) -     Program and series in preparation (9) -
                                                                             18 Having the skin of a lighter colour,       27 Are forms of Raymond or Rachel (3)
                                                                             comparatively speaking ? (6) - 21 Call        - 28 It may come at the end of the ser-
                                                                             of an aircraft or ship in distress ? (6) -    vice (3) - 29 Tiny cries can be disturbing
                                                                             26 Exalting or glorifying; raising (9) - 27   in all honesty (9). Down: 1 Drink from
                                                                             ‘Sea’ in French (3) - 28 Eighth month, in     fractured pipes (5) - 2 Irish leader em-
ARCHIE                                   FERNANDO RUIZ AND CRAIG BOLDMAN     short (3) - 29 River mouths (9). Down: 1      braced by Scandinavian woman (5) - 3
                                                                             Garden tool - change of “greed” ? (5) -       Wilander’s property outside the doors
                                                                             2 Hindu lady’s garb (5) - 3 Male swans        ? (4) - 4 There may be a few (5) - 5 Lines
                                                                             (4) - 4 Fine netting used for veils (5) - 5   in circles (5) - 6 Mine’s full of holes (4) -
                                                                             Japanese 3-line poem with 17 syllables        8 Like those blessed with a worldly in-
                                                                             (5) - 6 Hand-warmer ? (4) - 8 Tear apart,     heritance (4) - 11 Sort of paper ob-
                                                                             fracture or crack (4) - 11 Musical drama      tained about quarter past five (5) - 12
                                                                             (5) - 12 Gambler - “cried” anagram ? (5)      The beat that gives us beans perhaps
                                                                             - 13 German painter and engraver (5) -        (5) - 13 Drive away with shirt, then blow
                                                                                                                           away (5) - 14 Witty saying incorporating
                                                                             14 Supply new weapons (5) - 15 A ___
                                                                                                                           primarily loud theme (5) - 15 Affected
                                                                             tale beginning : Once upon a time.... ?       speech given by doctor on law-break-
                                                                             (5) - 16 “S” for the Greeks ? (5) - 18 Ani-   ing (5) - 16 Actors begin early to social
                                                                             mal ___ : George Orwell’s famous satire       exclusiveness (5) - 18 A boy swallowed
                                                                             on Communism ? (4) - 19 Grenoble riv-         by carnivores ! (4) - 19 They burn sacks
                                                                             er (5) - 20 Permission to be absent - in      (5) - 20 Is the French female not living in
PEANUT                                                  CHARLES M. SCHULZ    Latin (5) - 22 Anatomical sacs (5) - 23       sin? (5) - 22 Some choice nicknames
                                                                             Famous French impressionist painter           for a chariot-race? (5) - 23 Savoury for
                                                                             who died in 1917 (5) - 24 Chinese mas-        good man in the river (5) - 24 Inclination
                                                                             culine element (4) - 25 Vasco da ___ :        to expose a swindle (4) - 25 Cover                                   ALPHAGRAMS
                                                                             Portuguese sailor (4).                        made of leather (4).
                                                                                                                                                                               Solve the angrams. Each solution is a one-word
                                                                                                       Previous Solutions                                                      angram of the letters above. The five solutions are
                                                                                                                                                                               alphabeticaly sequential. For example if the five
                                                                                                                                                                               letters solution start with J, the sixth letter solution
                                                                                            QUICK                                         CRYPTIC                              starts with K. and so on.
                                                                                M A R K        E T P L A C       E           D E N O        M I N A T O          R
                                                                                A   H          V   A   T         B           O   E          A   O   Y            I             GELID
BC                                                                  HART      A N Y O N        E   W A H A       B I       O N C H I        N   S H R I          M P
                                                                              V     D          R E E   O           N       L     R          E W E   O              A           TAB HIS
                                                                              A B B A C        Y   D E S P       O T       I N D U C        T   S O L D          E R
                                                                              L   O   O              N   O         E       G   A   O              K   I            A
                                                                                                                                                                               SPA SEMI
                                                                              A U G U R        Y   S N I P       E R       A R T E R        Y   B A R N          U M
                                                                              N   I   F              U   U         F       R   U   G              P   A            O
                                                                              C A E C U        M   S I M P       L E       C O M F I        T   W I T H          E R           JUT BLAIN
                                                                              H     R          I A N   O           R       H     A          R N A   H              P
                                                                              E N G E L        S   A B D U       C E       S H I R T        Y   U P R U          S H           KNIT HEIST
                                                                                A   D          D   R   E         A           E   E          O   G   O            O
                                                                                B L O W        O N E S L I       D           R I D I        N G H A B I          T             Solution: glide, habits, impasse, jubilant, kittenish


                                             SUDOKU                         SPIDER-MAN                                                                                                          HART
                                                                                                                                                                                                                IDIOM - A - DAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No names, no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pack-drill
                                                                                                                                                                                                               No names, no pack-drill is
                                                                                                                                                                                                               an advice to say nothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and avoid repercussions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pack-drill was a punishment
                                                                                                                                                                                                               given to soldiers in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               British Army, requiring them
VOCABULARY BUILDER                                                                                                                                                                                             to undertake drill (exercise)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               in full uniform and carrying a
Give the meaning of the                                                                                                                                                                                        heavy pack. 'No names, no
following words.                                                                                                                                                                                               pack-drill' is used to indi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cate that the names of those
Grades:                                                                                                                                                                                                        who have committed a mis-
5 correct excellent,                                                                                                                                                                                           demeanor will not be men-
3 or 4 correct = Good                                                                                                                                                                                          tioned in order to spare
Less than 3 = Improvement
                                                                                                                                                                                                               them punishment. The
needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               'pack-drill' punishment is
1) A penumbra is.....                                                                                                                                                                                          known from at least 1845,
   Bright
   Partly shaded
                                                                                                                     SCRAMBLE                                                                                  when it was referred to in
                                                                                                                                                                                                               William Maxwell's Hints to a
   Part of the sun                                                                                                                                                                                             soldier on service: "A full
   Multicoloured                                                                  Solve the 4 anagrams and move one letter to each square to form four ordinary words…                                         guard house, dozens at
                                                                                                                                                                                                               pack-drill." The 'no names,
2) Peregrination                                                                                                                                                                                               no pack-drill' mantra is first
   Falconry                                                                                                                                                                                                    recorded in a memoir of the
   Journey                                                                                                                                                                                                     Indian Treaty negotiations,
                                       MAY 12 SOLUTION                        NOPER                                                          IPRXLO                                                            which took place between
   Training
   Observance
                                                                                                                *               *                                                 * *                          the British and Native Amer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               icans in Canada in the late
3) Pergola
                                                                              DPROO                                  * *                     EILNKV                        *           *                       1860s. This piece from the
   Boat                                                                                                                                                                                                        Manitoba Daily Free Press
   Cereal                                                                                                                                                                                                      lists the phrase as an 'old
   Dialect                                                                                                                                                                                                     saw' (i.e. a traditional,
   Plant covered trellis
                                                                                                                                                                                                               homespun proverb) in July
                                                                              Now arrange the letters marked with an asterisk (*) to form the answer to the riddle                                             1874: [Notes taken] At the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               time of the Indian Treaty of
4) Torsional                                                                  or to fill in the missing words as indicated                                                                                     1873.No NAMES — No
   In proportion
   Rushing
                                                                                                                                                                                                               PACK DRILL. — Old saw.
   Close by
   Twisted
                                                                              The essence of genius is knowing what to ____. (8)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               TODAY’S TEASER
5) Endemic
   Retaining fluids                                                                                                                                                                                            What is the name given to a
   Rapid disease spread                                                                                                                                                                                        group of MULES?
   Occurs often
   Reduces swelling                                                                            Answer: The essence of genius is knowing what to overlook.                                                      (a) Barren (b) Colony
 5) occurs often
                                                                                                                                                                                                               (c) Clutter (d) Flush (e) Knob
 3) plant covered trellis 4) twisted                                                                 Solution: Words: Prone, droop, prolix, kelvin.
 1) partly shaded 2) journey                                                                                                                                                                                                Answer:(d) Barren
                           Answers:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                     IF MY DIGNITY IS
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CHALLENGED, I AM
                                                                                                                                                                                                     READY TO TAKE THIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ISSUE UP IN A
                                                                                                                                                                                                     STRONGER MANNER!
                                                                                                                                                                                                     – BIPASHA BASU
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                                                                                                     REASONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FREAKY FRIDAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  F   riday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  holds to be a day of bad luck. In the Gregorian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  calendar, this day occurs at least once, but at most




                                                                                                     NOT TO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  three times a year. This rare triple-threat occurs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  only once every 11 years. Any month’s 13th day will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fall on a Friday if the month starts on a Sunday.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NOT SO UNLUCKY: DUTCH STUDY


                                                                                                     FEAR                                                                                                                     D     utch statisticians in 2008 established
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that Friday 13th, a date regarded in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 many countries as inauspicious, is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 actually safer than an average Friday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A study published by the Dutch Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for Insurance Statistics (CVS) showed




                                                                                                     TODAY                                                                                                                         that fewer accidents and reports of fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and theft occur when the 13th of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    month falls on a Friday than on other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fridays. “I find it hard to believe that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     it is because people are preventative-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ly more careful or just stay home,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    but statistically speaking, driving is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a little bit safer on Friday 13th,” CVS


                                          YES, IT IS NOT QUITE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 statistician Alex Hoen had told the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Verzekerd insurance magazine.



                      THE FREAKY FRIDAY YOU EXPECTED IT TO BE                                                                                                                                                                   MOVIES ON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FRIDAY THE 13TH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    01   Friday The 13th (1980)




                      I
                               t has been a superstition     was the 13th diner. Author Mark         Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey           The number 13 suffers from
                               which cannot be traced        Twain once was the 13th guest at        Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and            its position after 12, according                                                         02   Friday The 13th Part Two (1981)
                               to anything specific. Yet,    a dinner party.                         Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters   to numerologists who consider                                                            03   Friday The 13th Part III (1982)
                               Friday the 13th has been         A friend warned him not to           in their names). There are even       the latter to be a complete                                                              04   Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
                               feared by many and most       go. “It was bad luck,” Twain later      13 witches in a coven.                number — 12 months in a year,                                                            05   Friday The 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
                      are wary of things that can go         told the friend.                            So today, many hospitals have     12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    06   Jason Lives: Friday The 13th Part VI (1986)
                      wrong on this date.                       “They only had food for 12.”         no room 13, while some tall           Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules,
                          The fear of Friday the 13th,       Even today superstitious diners         buildings skip the 13th floor and     12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of                                                      07   Friday The 13th Part VII:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The New Blood (1988)
                      called friggatriskaidekaphobia         in Paris can hire a quatorzieme,        some airline terminals omit           Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and
                      (Frigga being the name of the          or professional 14th guest.             Gate 13.                              12 eggs in a dozen.                                                                      08   Friday The 13th Part VIII:
                      Norse goddess for whom ‘Friday’           The Turks so disliked the                Former US president Franklin          Black Friday has also been                                                                Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
                      is named and triskaidekaphobia         number 13 that it was practically       D Roosevelt would not travel on       associated with stock market                                                             09   Jason Goes To Hell:
                      meaning fear of the number             expunged from their vocabulary.         the 13th day of any month and         crashes and other disasters                                                                   The Final Friday (1993)
                      thirteen), has had many fallouts.         Many cities do not have a 13th       would never host 13 guests at a       since the 1800s.                                                                         10   Jason X (2001)
                          It is believed that if 13 people   Street or a 13th Avenue. Many           meal.                                     It has even been suggested                                                           11   Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
                      sit down to dinner together,           buildings don’t have a 13th                 Napoleon and another US           that Friday is considered unlucky                                                        12   Friday The 13th (2009)
                      one will die within the year.          floor. If you have 13 letters in        president, Herbert Hoover were        because, according to Christian
                          It probably stems from the         your name, you will have the            also triskaidekaphobic, with an       scripture and tradition, Jesus was
                      Last Supper, where Jesus Christ        devil’s luck (serial killers Jack the   abnormal fear of the number 13.       crucified on a Friday.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Open for lunch Monday-Friday
                                                       The setting is perfect, it                                                                                                                                                              11 am-3 pm, dinner Thursday
                                                   has a simple but elegant                                                                                                                                                                    and Friday 6 pm-till late,
                                                   courtyard, where you can                                                                                                                                                                    reservation recommended.
                                                   enjoy the sun or opt for a                                                                                                                                                                  For bookings over 10 person
                      LILY BENOIT                  table inside, either upstairs                                                                                                                                                               call and book for the dinner
                      loves cooking, a             or downstairs. The restaurant                                                                                                                                                               any day of the week
                      hobby she attributes         can accommodate around
                      to her restaurateur          80-90 persons. Outside                                                                                                                                                                      SPECIALITY: French
                      parents. Given her           catering is also entertained.
                      passion for food and                                                                                                                                                                                                     AIR-CONDITIONED: Yes
                                                       As we grazed through a
                      the kitchen, this            good selection of choices on                                                                                                                                                                CHILD FRIENDLY: Yes
                      former beauty queen          the menu and not knowing
                      and the name behind          what to choose, we asked one                                                                                                                                                                VALUE FOR MONEY: $$$
                      event management             of the owners, Herve, to rec-                                                                                                                                                               Lunch for 2 persons (approx)
                      firm Extreme Con-            ommend their specialities.                                                                                                                                                                  Rs 2,000+
                      nect (www.extreme-           For starters, his suggested
                      connects.com) dons                                                                                                                                                                                                       SUGGESTION FOR
                                                   Foie gras and lamb-crusted                                                                                                                                                                  IMPROVEMENT: Some elegant
                      the apron of a food          fillet. For the main course,                                                                                                                                                                decorations on the walls or
                      critic just for The          we ordered lamb chops and                                                                                                                                                                   fresh flowers on the tables.
                      Independent.                 beef fillet.
                                                       The foie gras was a good
                                                   size portion and it came
                                                   cooked beautifully with a sal-
                                                   ad and glasses of late harvest
                                                   wine. The heart of palm salad
                                                   with prawns also came in           which simply is the key to        wine was chilled just to the         Le Courtyard Restaurant’s           is not one you should
                                                   good portions and was fresh.       great French food.                right temperature.               service is friendly and simply          miss. They always
                                                       The main dishes — the              My beef fillet came in a         For the finale — the          exceptional, a place you just           seem to deliver
                                                   lamb-crusted fillet was            creamy mushroom sauce             sophisticated and splendid       cannot go wrong. Reliability            consistent good quality
                                                   amazingly tender and full          and was cooked to my liking.      desserts. Oozing chocolate       is the key to a great restau-           food and service, a rarity in
                                                   of flavours, and presented         All the dishes came with          cake with ice cream is divine!   rant, especially with a French          most restaurants around
                                                   simply. I will definitely order    a good selection of freshly-      I had the almond ice cream       chef Alain Ponty and a talent-          the island. I wish my job and
                                                   this again! The lamb chops         cooked vegetables with pasta      with red berries and it was      ed Mauritian chef Allankalee            my figure would allow me
                                                   were prepared to perfection        or potatoes. Even our red         delicious.                       Mootoosamy, this restaurant             to eat here on a daily basis!

                      Note: Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. ★★★★★: Outstanding on every count ★★★★: Excellent ★★★: Very good ★★: Good ★: Poor to satisfactory
                                                                                                                                                                   The views expressed in this column are those of the author and do not represent the views of The Independent Daily.
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   B O L LY W O O D                                                    H O L LY W O O D                                                 TWEEPLE                                                          MUSIC
                                                                                                                                                   ● Minissha Lamba (Minissha_Lamba)
   Bips challenges truth in                                            Hugh Grant to replace Sheen?                                                Having lunch at the Chivas House over                 Rihanna to endorse
   tapes with Amar Singh                                               Actor Hugh Grant was in talks to replace                                    looking the Mandala beach.. Heaven on                 Madonna’s coconut drink
                                                                       troubled actor Charlie Sheen in hit                                         earth
                                                                       sitcom ‘Two And A Half Men’.                                                ● Gaurav Kapur (gauravkapur)                          Pop diva Madonna has hired
   Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu has
                                                                       “The show was in talks with                                                 Just heard the Amar Singh tapes. If that’s            singer Rihanna as the face of
   reacted strongly to the alleged taped
                                                                       Hugh Grant to become the new                                                Bipasha Basu then I’m George Bloody                   her coconut water drinks
   conversation between her and former
                                                                       lead. And wouldn’t it be brilliant                                          Clooney                                               company. “Rihanna is a
   Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amar Singh,
                                                                       if it were so?” people.com                                                                                                        natural fit for the Vita Coco
   as she wrote on her Twitter page, “Pls                                                                                                          ● Madhur Bhandarkar (mbhandark-                       brand and I’m so happy to
   request u all to go n hear d conversation                           quoted a source as saying.                                                  ar268): Announcing my next film UTV &
                                                                       However, there is no official                                                                                                     have her on the team,”
   1st n then if u still think its me, I openly                                                                                                    Bhandarkar Entertainment’s HEROINE at
                                                                       confirmation on the the status                                                                                                    Madonna said in a statement.
   challenge anyone to prove it is me!”                                                                                                            Cannes tomorrow with the lead of the film
                                                                       of Grant’s negotiations with                                                                                                      Dailystar.co.uk reports that
   “A celeb takes beatings of all kinds                                                                                                            Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
                                                                       the show bosses.                                                                                                                  Madonna is a leading investor in the
   but if my dignity is challenged, I am
                                                                       Apart from Grant,                                                           ● Sanjay Suri (sanjaysuri)                            Vita Coco brand along with Red Hot
   ready to take this issue up in a stronger
                                                                       actors Rob                                                                  “Earlier days so much got done on                     Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis.
   manner! There is a limit of making
                                                                       Lowe and John                                                               Trust and now most trust                              “I love Vita Coco. It’s real coconut
   up stories at the cost of a celeb!
                                                                       Stamos were                                                                 contracts rather than intent”.                        water from hand-picked coconuts.
   Sensationalising ridiculous and
                                                                       also consid-                                                                                                                      It’s delicious and so good for you,”
   untrue stories is not ethical at all,”
                                                                       ered. IANS                                                                                                                        said Rihanna. IANS
   she added. IANS



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        we would get involved in.



THE PRIVATE                                                                                                                                                                                                                             She’s a private individual.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The question now is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        whether Pippa will shy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        away from her newfound
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        publicity, or use it to her



LIVES OF PIPPA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        advantage, including by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        furthering her business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        interests.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Having graduated with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a degree in English from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Edinburgh university in
                                                               star in “one explicit scene”.                                                                                                                                            Scotland, Pippa now works
PIPPA MIDDLETON,                                                   The 27-year-old fuelled
                                                               the interest at the wedding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        three days a week for Table
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Talk, an event catering
SURPRISE STAR OF                                               by flirting with the best
                                                               man, William’s younger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        company in London.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The rest of the time she
THE ROYAL WEDDING                                              brother Prince Harry,
                                                               sparking huge online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is at the Middleton family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        party supplies business,
                                                               debate about whether a                                                                                                                                                   where she set up an online



                              A
                                         s Catherine           second Middleton sister                                                                                                                                                  newsletter, Party Times.
                                         enjoys her            would soon become a                                                                                                                                                      Both businesses would
                                         honeymoon with        royal bride.                                                                                                                                                             benefit from her new
                                         new husband               Pippa had been a                                                                                                                                                     high profile and royal
                             Prince William after a            well-known figure on                                                                                                                                                     connections.
                             flawless royal wedding,           Britain’s social circuit for                                                                                                                                                 However, Mark
                             back home her little sister       years, and in 2008 she was                                                                                                                                               Borkowski, who has
                             Pippa has sparked a media         named the most eligible                                                                                                                                                  handled the publicity for
                             storm all of her own.             singleton in society                                                                                                                                                     stars including Michael
                                   The two sisters had         magazine Tatler. But it was                                                                                                                                              Jackson, warned she must
                               long been seen together         not until a fortnight ago         in her eye that Catherine        party, and another of her          foot wrong and been              Pippa Middleton at                be careful.
                              at parties, the pair             that the world caught up.         does not have.                   wearing nothing but toilet         careful not to feed the          the royal wedding day                 “Fame can be toxic, and
                              strangely interchangeable            “It’s all about that              “Pippa’s strikingly          paper wrapped around her           tabloid press who hound-         garnered much attention           there are more casualties
                              with their glossy brown          bridesmaid’s dress. She           attractive. She’s a bit of a     like a dress.                      ed William’s late mother,        with her attractive looks.        than successes,” he said.
                               hair and figure-hugging         just looked stunning,” said       socialite, she’s out with the       The pictures have               Diana, to her death.                                               “To manage this level of
                                dresses.                       Joe Sene, head of editorial       right sort of people and         spoilt an otherwise perfect           A palace spokeswoman                                            fame and global attention
                                    But at the royal wed-      UK at the Splash news and         that makes her interest-         media operation around             refused to comment on                                              takes a lot of people and a
                                ding on April 29, it was       picture agency.                   ing,” said Phil Hall, a          William and Catherine --           the storm around Pippa,                                            lot of money... she can’t do
                                Pippa who emerged the              “We have had calls for        former editor of the News        the latter has never put a         saying, “It’s not something                                        it by herself.” AFP
                                star for many of the two       photos of her left, right         of the World and of Hello!
                                billion viewers world-         and centre. Publications          magazine.
                                wide, looking gorgeous         around the world have                 Pippa initially seemed
                                 as maid of honour in a        been calling us wanting           to enjoy the attention,
                                 figure-hugging white          more pictures of her.”            but was confronted with
                             Alexander McQueen dress.              Explaining her appeal,        the ugly side of fame at the
                                 Twitter exploded into         he said, “Kate’s now              weekend when a tabloid
                             a frenzy of admiration,           married and so Pippa is           newspaper published
                             and more than 200,000             the available Middleton           pictures of her topless on
                             Facebook users have               sister, as well as being a        a 2006 family holiday.
                             now joined the ‘Pippa             slightly sassier version.”            The Middleton family
                             Middleton Ass Apprecia-               While Pippa is not            acted swiftly, complaining
                             tion Society’.                    single -- she is dating for-      to the Press Complaints
                                  A mock-up video              mer cricketer Alex Loudon         Commission (PCC), a
                                using footage from             -- she is more eligible than      regulatory body which
                                  the wedding showing          her sister, whose entry           enforces a voluntary code
                                    close-ups of Pippa’s       into domestic bliss was           of conduct agreed by
                                     behind has been           confirmed last week when          Britain’s newspapers.
                                      viewed 550,000           she was photographed                  Other embarrassing
                                      times on YouTube,        doing the weekly shop.            photographs have
                                     and a US porn                 She also always looks         emerged, however,
                             mogul meanwhile has               good and smiles for the           including one of Pippa in
                             offered her $5 million to         cameras, often with a glint       a purple bra posing at a




                                                  STAR TRACK
                                                                                               US actors Dustin Hoffman
                                                                                               and Angelina Jolie pose
                                                                                               during the photocall of
                                                                                               Kung-Fu Panda 2 at the
                                                                                               64th Cannes Film Festival
                                                                                               on May 12 in Cannes.




Bollywood actor                                                   Bollywood actress
Tusshar Kapoor holds                                              Mugdha Godse attends
the trophy for the ‘Best                                          the Indian premiere of
Actor in a Comic Role                                             award winning art
at the first ‘Jeeyo                                               director Nitin Desai’s
Bollywood Awards’                                                 Marathi film ‘Bal
in Mumbai on                                                      Gandharva’ (Narayan-
May 10.                                                           rao), based on the life
                                                                  of Marathi singer and
                                                                  stage actor Narayan
                                                                  Shripad Rajhans in
                                                                  Mumbai.




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