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Thane City Happenings-Head lines

*5 killed as private chopper crashes in Thane

*College suspends medical students for ‘ragging’

*5 medical students held for ragging junior in Thane

*Cops blamed for mangrove loss

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Ranchi: In a crucial verdict, a CBI-designated court on Monday convicted all the 45 accused, including Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, in fodder scam case. Yadav has been sent to Birsa Munda central jail.
Petrol price was on Monday cut by Rs 3.05 per litre, the first reduction in rates in over five months and the steepest in over five years, while diesel prices were raised by 50 paise a litre. Related: Petrol price hiked by 75 paise, diesel by 50 paise

*Mumbai building collapse

  rescue ends with 60 dead

Rescue operation in Mumbai, 28 Sept Only bodies were found after a 50-year-old survivor was rescued on Saturday

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The rescue operation at a four-storey building that collapsed on Friday in the Indian city of Mumbai has been called off, with the final death toll put at 60.

Rescuers saved 33 people from the rubble of the building near Dockyard Road in the east of the city.

The last to be found alive was a 50-year-old man pulled out on Saturday.


New York: After the verbal jousting at the United Nations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif used a one-hour meeting on Sunday to defuse border tensions with both sides
It is judgement day for former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad as a special CBI court is expected to declare its verdict in the fodder scam case.
Thiruvananthapuram: India’s temples are resisting divulging their gold holdings – perhaps nearly half the amount held in Fort Knox – amid mistrust of the motives of authorities who are trying to cut a hefty import bill that is hurting the economy.
Hardcore governance, and not Hindutva or shades of it, would figure in the BJP’s main battle theme for the Delhi elections as well as the 2014 polls, BJP prime minister candidate Narendra Modi indicated on Sunday.
Taking a strong note of the clash in Meerut, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday alleged that BJP and RSS were trying to orchestrate riots in the state, and assured that strict action will be taken against those responsible.
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THANE  Happenings

*CIVIC BODY installs 300

more ‘LED’ lights

The Thane Municipal corporation has installed 300more LED lights in different parts of the city namely – Brahmand,Lokmanya Nagar,Thane Mental hospital road,Bara Bungalow and Panchpakhadi……this comes close on the heels of installing 310 LED lights near the station area and Talao Pali.




One of the two leopards

   in Thane caught

One of the two leopards that had been seen prowling near Hiranandani Estate and Kolshet, for nearly three months was finally trapped near the Air force base in Kolshet much to the relief of scores of families residing on Ghodbunder Road.




First special Court


 comes up at Thane-

In a first of its kind, the state government on Wednesday set up a special court to expedite criminal cases filed by the Thane civic body against builders for illegal and unauthorized constructions, encroachments and violation of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act.

“This is the first ever court to be set up in the state





push for cluster development .

Kalva MLA ,Jitendra Awhad of the NCP,along with  Congress and the Shiv Sena, have demanded for cluster developement policy in the city.While a hunger strike has been initiated by the NCP and Congress,the Sena has announced a rally from Thane to Mantralaya …along with residents who are demanding for the same .

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office has finally got its own website that is getting a record number of hits every day. The website, available at pmo.Gov.Pk, is an initiative of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to make his office more accessible.
A bomb exploded in the back of a bus carrying government employees in northern Pakistan on Friday, killing 19 people and wounding dozens, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
At least six people have been killed after a four-storey building collapsed in the western Indian city of Mumbai. Rescuers are trying to reach dozens of people trapped in the debris of the building near Dockyard Road in the east of the city.
In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court Friday said that for a vibrant democracy the voter has the right to negative voting by rejecting all the candidates in fray by exercising the option of None of the Above (NOTA) in EVMs and ballot papers.

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Comedian Kapil Sharma booked for

service tax evasion of Rs.65 lakh

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It seems that standup comedian Kapil Sharma’s woes are not over yet. After a major fire on the sets of Comedy Nights with Kapil at Goregaon Film City, he was grilled by Mumbai service tax department for five hours.

The service tax department has booked Kapil Sharma for evading the service tax to the tune of Rs.65 lakh.

According to an official, the comedian has registered himself with service tax department but didn’t pay it.

“He (Kapil Sharma) had collected service tax, but didn’t pay to the department,” he said.

He has assured to pay service tax by demand draft soon. But if it is not done on time, the service tax department might freeze his bank accounts soon.

Times of India – ‎46 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON: From a mere footnote at the tail-end of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to the US that it had been demoted to, Pakistan has insinuated itself into mainstream conversation with yet another terrorist attack by its foot-soldiers on India.

Siraj ur Rahman, an accused in gang-rape of the photojournalist in Mumbai, was “traced” in a Thane jail minutes after TV reports that he had gone missing. Rahman was reported missing after he didn’t appear before a court which is hearing the rape charges against him.


Within three days of the crime, the police arrested all the five accused, namely, Salim Ansari, Vijay Jadhav, Mohammed Kasim alias Kasim Bangali, Siraj and a minor.


Mumbai world’s 2nd most honest city

in ‘Lost Wallet’ survey

MumbaiIn a survey conducted by Reader’s Digest, Mumbai has emerged as the second most honest city in the world.

Which are the most and least honest cities in the world? Well, to find out where more people are likely to hand in a lost property, Reader’s Digest conducted a global, social experiment with “Lost Wallet” test.

The magazine put 16 cities to the test when wallets were dropped in public places such as shopping centres, car parks and on pavements – containing personal documents and photos, contact details and cash equivalent of $50 – in an attempt to find out how many would be returned to the rightful owner. Of the 192 wallets, around half were returned, but the outcomes varied from city to city.

The result: Helsinki is the winner. The capital of Finland emerged as the most honest city of the world with eleven out of 12 wallets being returned to their owners in the Scandinavian city.

In a veiled dig at Congress for harping on the concept of “inclusive growth”, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday said this was not a new slogan for the country. Using the platform of the 60th birth anniversary of spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi here to offer some ideological perception of his party’s campaign for next year’s Lok Sabha polls, Modi said traditional values and philosophical principles could be the foundation for the country to emerge as a super power.

“Now there is a talk of inclusive growth… But this is nothing new for India… This has been the message given by our sages since ages,” he said while addressing a big gathering including devotees of Amritanandamayi.

A day after the party defended it, some Congress leaders on Thursday voiced concern over the ordinance to save the convicted lawmakers from being disqualified.

Both senior Congress leader Anil Shastri and junior minister Milind Deora on Thursday tweeted against the Cabinet approved ordinance.

“Government’s ordinance negating SC order on convicted MPs/MLAs will greatly damage the poll prospects of Congress in the coming assembly elections,” said Shastri.


*Tribal bill will be acted on, Rahul Gandhi tells Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the Congress would implement the tribal bill after coming to power in Chhattisgarh to prevent illegal acquisition of tribal land.
Ok, so Mumbai may not be the safest city in the country anymore, but according to a recent Reader’s Digest Survey, it has a strong strain of honesty. Reporters for the magazine dropped 192 wallets in cities around the world, each with a name, a cellphone number, a family photo, coupons, business cards and the equivalent of $50 in cash. The survey was conducted by dropping 12 wallets each in 16 cities across the world, “dropping” them in parks, near shopping malls, and on sidewalks.The survey threw up interesting results. The city in the happiest country is not the most honest. The city with one of the highest populations and low on the livability rankings globally, gets top honours in honesty.Read more at:

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Asaram case: ‘Ashram’ warden surrenders before Jodhpur court

A key accused and associate of controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu today surrendered before a court here.

Shilpi, the warden of Asaram’s Chindwara ‘ashram’ in Madhya Pradesh, had allegedly conspired to send the girl, who was a student there, to Asaram in Jodhpur.

She surrendered before a local court here after Rajasthan High Court rejected her anticipatory bail plea today.

The District and Sessions court remanded her in police custody for a day. The hearing will take place tomorrow.





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Political News

* Briton arrested after Nairobi mall attack: UK – AFP

A British national has been arrested in Nairobi following the bloody attack on a shopping mall by armed Islamists, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said on Wednesday.

Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday whether it was the right time to meet Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif, and whether the atmosphere was conducive to talks.

A powerful earthquake killed at least 270 people in Pakistan’s remote south-west province of Balochistan.

The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday afternoon at a depth of 20km (13 miles) north-east of Awaran, the US Geological Survey said.

Many houses were flattened and thousands of people have spent the night in the open.

BCCI had their day but I will have the last call, warns Lalit Modi after being banned for life

BCCI had their day but I will have the last call, warns Lalit Modi after being banned for life

Slamming the life ban imposed on Lalit Modi by the BCCI, the former IPL chairman’s lawyer Mehmood Abdi on Wednesday said that he would take challenge it in the court.
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As you know, I’m a big believer that lots of brains are better than one. If it hadn’t been for the many hundreds of you who stopped by this blog last year to offer book suggestions, contacts, help, translation services and even to send me stories from your corners of the planet, I would never have managed to read my way around the world. I’d probably be in Mauritania right now, wandering miserably around the market in Nouakchott in search of somebody – anybody – who could tell me a story in English.

As a writer, it turns out I’m not much different: if I can get people who know more about a subject to help me with my research, I will. And so I thought I’d turn to you again to see if you can give me a hand with finding something out.

I’m currently working on chapter two of Reading the World: postcards from my bookshelf, my forthcoming book about our adventure. As it stands (and of course subject to the judgment of my excellent editors Michal and Gemma at Harvill Secker), this section deals with the major obstacles to getting books in English from every country in the world.

To put this in context, I’m keen to give an idea of the number of countries that have books represented on the shelves of the average bookshop. I’ve been in touch with the publicity departments of the major bookshop chains in the UK, but so far no-one’s been able to give me accurate figures. It seems they simply don’t measure their stock in that way.

So here’s where you come in. If you’ve got a spare half hour, I was wondering if you might pop down to your local bookshop and tot up the number of nations represented on their shelves. Ideally, I’m looking for novels, short story collections and memoirs by writers from the countries in question (ie I’m not interested in books by other nationals set there). However, I appreciate this might be a little tricky to work out, so I’m happy to stick with fiction if that makes your life easier. And if the bookshop has its own categorisations for literature from different nations, I’m happy for you to count that up rather than looking at each book to work out where the author is from.

Essentially, I’m interested in whatever information or observations you can give me on the offering of international literature wherever you are in the world. If you get a chance to snap a shot of your local world books section, it would be fascinating to compare photographs too.

Once you have something to share, please post the information along with the name and region of the bookshop below or on the A Year of Reading the World Facebook page, tweet it to @annmorgan30 or email it to me (ann’at’

Looking forward to hearing about your discoveries.

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Breaking NEWS

Court Reviews Death Sentences in

Delhi Gang Rape

Lawyers for four men sentenced to death for raping and murdering a young woman on a New Delhi bus challenged the verdicts at a High Court hearing Tuesday.

The brutal attack in December sparked public debate and fury over chronic sexual violence faced by women in India.

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INDIAN women hockey team reaches semi finals Kualalumpur tournament -just in…

Neha Tripathi leads Hero golf meet

Kolkata golfer Neha Tripathi finally seemed to have rediscovered her touch to lead the field with level par score on the first day of the 11th leg of Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2013 here Tuesday.

The Rs.5 lakh tournament is being played at the historic Delhi Golf Club (DGC) Sep 24-26. Trailing Neha by a stroke is Delhi’s Vani Kapoor, while in-form veteran Delhi golfer Smriti Mehra is third with a total score of two over 74 after the first round.

*Shuttler Kashyap wins in PSPB tournament

Top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap notched up an easy win on the opening day of the 35th PSPB Inter Unit Badminton Tournament as Team Championships commenced at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Monday.

*Indore to host Davis Cup tie

Indore will host the Davis Cup Group I Asia/Oceania first round tie between India and Chinese Taipei from Jan 31 to Feb 2.

The Madhya Pradesh Tennis Association (MPTA) complex in Indore consists of six synthetic flood courts and the association is creating facilities for 3000 fans to witness the event. This will be the first time the state will host the Davis Cup.


Entertainment News


Ray Charles Forever… on a Stamp

he United States Postal Service unveiled a new Ray Charles Forever Stamp during a special ceremony celebrating the late music legend.


The recent Telugu hit “Potugadu” will be remade in Tamil with a top notch star soon. The makers of the original are keen to produce the remake as well.

“Potugadu”, which features Manchu Manoj in the lead, was produced by L. Sridhar. “Serious talks are happening and I should be able to confirm (it) in the next ten days. I want to start things by November, so I am pushing them from my end. I have the remake rights for all languages and will remake it in as many languages as possible based on commercial viability,” L. Sridhar said.

* Whistles for Sivaji Ganeshan!

The late Tamil acting legend Sivaji Ganeshan, whose birth anniversary falls on Oct 1, will be accorded a very special tribute — a whistling ensemble will render a number of songs from the thespian’s films at a concert here. Actors such as M.S. Bhaskar and Y.G. Mahendran are expected to perform too.

*Sharman Joshi clueless about ‘Life In A…Metro 2’

Actor Sharman Joshi, who featured in Anurag Basu’s 2007 film “Life in a… Metro”, says he was approached for its sequel but is clueless about the current status of the film.

“For ‘…Metro 2’, Anurag had threatened me one day that he is going to cast me in it, but then he disappeared after that. So, I don’t know. If the film is happening, then I am in. But I’m not really in touch with them, so I don’t know about the current status,” Sharman told. For now, Sharman, who is awaiting the release of “War Chhod Na Yaar”, says his only target is to be a part of some “interesting films”.(IANS)

The Lunchbox’ out of Oscar race, Anurag Kashyap disappointed

Gujarati film “The Good Road” has sprinted ahead of “The Lunchbox” as India’s entry for the best foreign film at the Oscars. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is “very disappointed” that his highly rated movie has not made it but he hopes the chosen film makes it to the final five.


*Muzaffarnagar riots: BSP MLA Noor Saleem Rana gets bail – IBNLive

Lucknow: BSP MLA Noor saleem Rana has been granted bail in connection with Muzaffarngar riots. He was behind the bars for allegedly making hate speeches that led to the communal violence in the area.

Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has agreed in principle to be bought by a consortium led by Fairfax Financial for $4.7bn (£3bn).

Blackberry said in statement that Fairfax, its largest shareholder with about 10% of the stock, had offered $9 a share in cash to buy the company.

But Blackberry said it would continue to explore other options while negotiations with Fairfax continued.

Hyderabad: A day after Jaganmohan Reddy was granted bail in the disproportionate assets case, the YSR Congress chief, Tuesday, stepped out of the Chanchalguda Central Jail. Shortly after he walked out of the prison gates, Jagan waved to hundreds of his supporters who had converged to catch a glimpse of their leader. However, Jaganmohan cannot leave Hyderabad without the court’s permission. He also has to present himself before the court during the proceedings in the case.
NAIROBI, Kenya: Islamic militants who staged a deadly attack on a Kenya mall said on Tuesday hostages are still alive and fighters are “still holding their ground,” as Nairobi’s city morgue braced for the arrival of a large number of bodies of people killed, an official said.
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Apple blushes to humble ‘ONION’

Housewives find apples are far less cheaper to buy than the everyday essential vegetable

Courtesy-Sudhir Suryawanshi @ss_suryawanshi

Mumbai: Now, onions are costlier than apples. The cost of one kilo of apples is between Rs50 to Rs70. However, onions are being sold at rates between Rs70 to Rs80 per kg. And, there is no sign of its price coming down.
Last month, Asia’s largest onion market Lasalgaon received only 1.33 lakh quintals of onions (a quintal is 100kg) against 3 lakh quintals in August 2012. This September, the market received less than 50,000 quintals against 2.7 lakh quintals last year. Actually, by September every year, onion price starts receding because of abundant supply of onions and stock left from the year before.
Rajshree Patil, a resident of Nerul, Navi Mumbai, said, apples have become cheaper than onions for the first time. “Apples are being sold at Rs40 to Rs70 per kg while onions from Rs70 to Rs80. Onion price is continuously soaring. There is no sign of it falling. It has badly hit my household budget. We want to skip onions but we cannot do without them. Onion is an important ingredient in non-vegetarian dishes,” she said.
This year because of excessive rainfall onions failed to mature properly and that hit supply. On the other hand, the old stock of onion dried up.
“We imported 5000 tonnes of onions from Egypt, but they were sold out within a week. Prices will continue to remain high for some time. We are
getting onions from Hubli
in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh,” said Ashok Walunje, director of agriculture product market committee (APMC) .
NCP chief and agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said, “Whenever farmers get a lower price for their products nobody does anything for them. So, let them get a good price for some time. My farmers should not suffer because of the export ban. Most of the time, farmers are deprived of getting a good price,” he said.
“It will take two or three weeks to ease onion prices,” he tweeted.
The Congress party blames Pawar for the high price of onions. “This is a deliberate ploy of Pawar to increase onion prices and disturb the arithmetic of the Congress in New Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh state polls.
“Most of the onion traders and onion market committees are either owned by members of the Nationalist Congress Party or are indirectly controlled by them. So, Pawar is the main person behind this volatile situation. He is indirectly helping the Bharatiya Janata Party. This is nothing but Pawar politics,” said a Congress leader, who requested anonymity.
However, Nanasaheb Patil, president of Shetkari Kruti Samiti, told dna that Pawar was not to be blamed.
“If there is no onion production, then from where will Pawar bring the onions? The drought of last year, followed by continuous and heavy rainfall damaged onion crops. There is less supply against the demand, therefore prices are shooting up. The buyer has to bear with this for some time for the benefit of farmers,” he said.


The show must go on-‘ Leander Paes’

Mumbai: “The next time anyone calls you old, tell them that you are half my age and have a lifetime to live,” Leander Paes said that’s what his neighbour told him.
When the whole country is speculating about 40-year-old Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement, Paes, who is also of the same age, is never far away from the same question.
“As long as I am happy, not lonely and I enjoy the game, the show must go on,” Paes said after being felicitated at the Khar Gymkhana for winning the US Open men’s doubles title recently.
“Both Sachin and Vishy (Vishwanathan Anand) have been my contemporaries. Sachin’s contribution is unquestionable. We were not only born at the same time but we had a same sort of journey in our respective careers.
“Though the physical attribute of chess is not recognised but having known Vishy, I know how much he trains to keep his mind, body and soul to maintain his concentration,” Paes said.
Paes added that he still has lot of tennis left in him and is eyeing 2016 Rio Olympics.
“The last Olympics left a bad taste in the mouth. However, gearing up for Rio is the biggest motivating factor for me but I have to ensure both my form and health hold me in good stead.
“I have to make sure I am ready.”
The audience gave the legend a standing ovation after he spoke about his game and how he is still a student of his craft. “I still need to improve my game around the baseline. I keep watching Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic to learn the balance they have on court.”
Despite many accolades coming his way, Paes said he believes he is yet to perfect his game and asserted that it is possible if one can get his body and mind to it. Age is not a factor.
Paes’ next target is the World Championships and a couple of preparatory tournaments leading to that.
“I leave on Sunday for Thai Open, Chinese Open. It is going to give me a couple of months to prepare for a trophy that is missing from my cabinet.”
He concluded stating how blessed he felt to have the support of people. “People have been supporting me for 27 years now. When the economy is getting tough day by day, people still reach out to their pockets to buy a ticket for my match. That keeps me going. If a kid picks up the racket after watching my game, that’s where I score.”

‘Hope action against Lee will serve as deterrent to youngsters’

Eight-time world snooker champion Pankaj Advani tells Chander Shekhar Luthra that ban on Stephen Lee, for involvement in match-fixing, is a right step to clean up the sport

Courtesy-Chander Shekhar Luthra

Do you think that the Stephen Lee episode has opened Pandora’s Box and there could be other black sheep in the sport?
I am pretty sure there are characters and they try to take advantage of the system. I hope the stringent action taken against Lee will serve as a deterrent to all those youngsters who are taking up the game and could be tempted by big money proposals.
Have you ever been approached by anyone?
Not really, I have never been approached by anyone so far in my career. But these things happen in sport.
Do you believe that the
system to check this menace is in place?
Sure, the World Professional Snooker Association has a separate anti-corruption unit to deal with such issues. Because of the fact that betting is legal in United Kingdom and in Europe, they keep a strict vigil on every betting site and the matches. They try and investigate anything which they find fishy, if anything unusual happens during the course of any tournament. Nothing escapes their investigation.
Does having a legal betting system help?
Look, help only comes from educating the youngsters. All these procedures will help securing the future generations. The more tough you come down on one generation is always going to make youngsters think hard about their future. I think you can hardly manage to fix exact scores. But if somebody wants to do something, there is always a way.
Are you sceptical about mixing with other players or officials during the course of tournaments?
I am a pretty outgoing person. That doesn’t mean that I’m friendly with every other fellow, but I do mix up and try to discuss the game with my fellow colleagues even when am playing league in UK. I can understand that one has to be careful when you are playing a game like snooker where huge money is involved at the professional sport. There is zero tolerance about fixing in our game. It has happened on many occasions that when authorities found any betting pattern suspicious or huge betting on any particular match, all bets on that match were cancelled immediately. It’s sad that this has still been happening, but measures are being taken to curb this menace.
Do you feel the future is secure for the game?
It is sad that someone as accomplished as him (Lee) is associated with something like this. These are isolated incidents and I am sure that the action taken will in a way secure the future of the game.


India A’ falter in big chase again

West Indies ‘A’ emerge victors in 3rd one-dayer, clinch series 2-1

Courtesy-Vivek Phadnis @vivekphadnis

Bangalore: It was six years ago to the day that Yuvraj Singh had thrashed Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in the inaugural T20 World Cup. The crowd of about 15,000 was thrilled with this message at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Chasing 313, India ‘A’ needed their captain to repeat the super feat. Instead, the hosts fell short by 45 runs handing the third match and the three-match series (1-2) to West Indies ‘A’.
The manner in which India ‘A’ went about chasing the target, at least initially, gave the crowd hope. However, it turned out to be a story similar to that of the second match.
After West Indies scored 312 for nine, thanks to 104 from Kirk Edwar ds, the Indians had their task cut out. During the chase, it looked like Yuvraj (61, 59b, 4×4, 3×6) and Baba Aparajith (78, 95b, 6×4, 1×6) would see the hosts comfortably home.
Both batsmen put on 112 runs for the third wicket with some lusty hitting. However, after Yuvraj and Aparajith got out, lack of good partnerships proved to be the undoing for India ‘A’.
Earlier, the cloudy weather and drizzle did not hamper the visitors’ charge, even as lights were switched on.
Edwards was dropped by Mandeep Singh off Aparajith in the 34th over on 35, but it was a tough chance. That was the boon Edwards got and he cashed in on it.
Edwards stayed strong at the wicket and went on to score his century even as wickets kept falling at the other end. The Barbadian was involved in good partnerships, the highest being 93 off 80 balls for the fourth wicket with Leon Johnson (54).
The highlight of the Indian bowling was the five wicket haul by Jayadev Unadkat, his first in List A matches.


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Sachin great but it is about RR vs MI: Dravid

Jaipur: The Champions League Twenty20 is all set to be Sachin Tendulkar’s swansong as a Mumbai Indians player but Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid feels it still doesn’t make their opening clash on September 21 any special.

“Yes, Sachin is a great player and we have played against each other and also as team mates but I feel that there is nothing important in this match. It would be a challenge for us but it should be seen as a match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians only,” Dravid said.

“I wish we come face to face in semifinals too in this tournament,” added Dravid at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium.

Asked if this CLT20 could also be his last, Dravid said he has not yet taken a call on that.

“Speaking about the emotions for this being my last T20 tournament, I have still not decided about the next year. I wish to concentrate on this tournament only,” he said.

“The performance and the spirit would be decisive and if we are able to play to our potential than we would be in contention. Every tournament is important whether it is first or last,” he added.

Dravid praised local hero southpaw Ashok Menaria and hoped he might get a bigger role. “He had a lean last season but has come back strongly with fine performances in Emerging trophy and also for India ‘A’. I hope to get him bowl a few overs and also more opportunities to bat,” said the captain. —PTI


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Dedicated Mayor like New York needed-Milind Deora

During his visit to the dna office on Thursday, Milind Deora, MP from South Mumbai, reiterated his demand for an elected and empowered mayor to tackle the problems of Mumbai. The Union minister of state for IT, communication and shipping emphasised that this could be done even as Mumbai continued to remain the capital of Maharashtra. “Indeed, Mumbai should continue to remain in Maharashtra,” he said.
Deora explained in detail why a dedicated mayor for Mumbai was necessary. “At present, the mayor has little or no powers. All the MPs, MLAs and municipal councillors elected from Mumbai are capable, but are hostage to an inefficient governance model. There’s no one person in charge of the city,” he said. “Today, we have several agencies like the municipal commissioner’s office, the police commissionerate, the MMRDA, etc. Multiple agencies are posing a major hurdle to the efficient management of the metropolis. We need to be run by Mumbaikars who understand the intricacies of governing the metropolis.”
He said the directly elected mayor will be accountable to Mumbai’s voters. “The directly elected mayor may seek powers from the urban development, home, housing departments, etc for better coordination. Devolution of power like New York, is the answer to our problems,” he said.


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*India’s new Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan marked his first policy meeting Friday with a bold decision to hike interest rates, wrong-footing analysts and leading to sharp falls on the stock market.

Rajan, who had warned he was prepared to be unpopular, ordered a rise in the benchmark interest rate from 7.25 to 7.50% at a mid-quarter policy review in  Mumbai.



Mumbai: Indian Mujahideen terror group operative Afzal Usmani on Friday escaped from the police custody. Usmani fled while he was being brought to a court here from Taloja Jail along with 22 others by the Mumbai police.

He was brought to the court for a hearing in his case. A massive search operation has been launched to nab the terror suspect.


The government on Friday said it will take decision on actions to be taken on an Army report about a secret intelligence unit set up by Gen VK Singh after its careful examination while asserting that it had measures in place to prevent any such “undesirable” activity.

In a statement, the defence ministry said it has not yet taken a decision on whether to go for a CBI inquiry into the issues raised by the Army in its report on the secret technical support division (TSD) established by the then Army chief.


LUCKNOW: BJP MLA from Thana Bhawan Suresh Rana accused of inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar was arrested here on Friday. He was arrested after the state assembly session was adjourned sine die. Rana was present in the assembly and was given a chance to present his defence on the floor of the house.

Later, while talking to reporters he dared the government to arrest him and punish if found guilty. Rana was arrested from Gomtinagar area soon after he left the state assembly in the evening.